“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, March 30, 2007

Shut up and dance

Some of you may have seen this already but here's enviromentalist moonbat John Travolta's yard...aka Travolta International Jetway. He logged over 30,000 miles in his 5 gas-guzzeling jets last year, yet still manages to lecture us little people about how we should be doing our part to save the planet. You'd think that with all that jet-setting around the world he wouldn't have time for such hypocracy...you'd be wrong.

It [global warming] is a very valid issue. I'm wondering if we need to think about other planets and dome cities. Everyone can do their bit. But I don't know if it's not too late already. We have to think about alternative methods of fuel.

Maybe if we domed Hollywood, all the blowhard celebrities' hot air that gets trapped there could be used to make electricity for the rest of us. Or better yet, just relocate Hollywood to Mars. That'll solve all kinds of headaches back here on Earth.

Even dumb celebrities get it right once in a while

Normally drunk with hatred, bloated moonbat "actor" Alec Baldwin actually managed to do something nice for somebody...

PHOENIX - Actor Alec Baldwin was so moved by the story of an 18-year-old Army soldier who is scheduled to serve in Iraq, he's going to help pay for her college education after she leaves the military.

Baldwin was so moved by a March 4 New York Times story about Pvt. Resha Kane's last day with family and friends before going for training to prepare for serving in Iraq that he — not his people — tracked down Kane's mother at a discount store where she works to offer his assistance, his spokesman said.

See, I will give credit to even a dispicaple, loathsome moonbat like Alec Baldwin when he does something deserving of it. Tomorrow, he'll return to spewing his vile, wrethched, hatefullness, but for today, he gets a star from me.

Too much time on their hands

Ok, here's the mudflap art that we have all seen on countless trucks on the freeway. Is it offensive to some motorists? Probably, but where in the Constitution does it guarantee Americans not to be offended?
Is it part of the American highway culture to which we've all grown accustomed? Absolutely.
Is it the most absurd idea in the world, since man-made global warming, to try to ban mudflap art? Definitely.

Proving that she either has way too much time on her hands or is vastly overpaid or both, Rep. Theresa Ulmer of Yuma whined about the mudflaps thusly;

"I personally am tired of explaining to my 11-year-old son why they (women) are depicted on mudflaps, but not all women are 36Ds. He's very confused by that."

By outing her son as a boob-obsessed adolescent, incapapable of grasping even the simplest differences between human beings of the same gender, she has doomed him to a childhood of playground ridicule and locker-room abuse.

And here is the compromise mudflap design.

Personally, I'm more offended by the silhouette of a fat, bloated trucker on the mudflap than by a busty babe.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

No rest for the weary

Sorry about the light posting the last couple of days. I've been jammed up at work and no time at night either. Maybe the weekend will bring some time.

Until then, consider this an open thread and rant about anything that's bothering you.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Eco-anxiety---heh, heh

Here's a shot of the Goreacle indoctrinating a group of mind-numbed eco-drones into the church of modern environmentalism. Sadly for the weak-minded among us, like these Gorebots, all the hysteria and hype over imagined global climate change has caused an clinical disorder known comically as eco-anxiety. Treating this wholly imagined disorder in the mental midgets who "suffer" from it, has created a lucrative cottage industry, much like the idiotic scam whereby dumb liberals purchase carbon-offsets from whom else? Al Gore, of course.

Global warming, pesticides in food, nuclear waste — it's enough to keep a person up at night.

Indeed, a growing number of people have literally worried themselves sick over various environmental doomsday scenarios.

Their worry even has a name: eco-anxiety.

Melissa Pickett, an eco-therapist with a practice in Santa Fe, sees anywhere from 40 to 80 eco-anxious patients a month. They complain of panic attacks, loss of appetite, irritability and unexplained bouts of weakness, sleeplessness and "buzzing," which they describe as the eerie feeling that their cells are twitching. Pickett's remedies include telling patients to carry natural objects, like certain minerals, for a period of weeks. Making environmentally friendly lifestyle changes can also prove therapeutic, she said.

The fears of the eco-anxious are fueled by abundant media coverage of crises like global warming, collapsed fisheries and food shortages. The Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" warns that only 10 years might remain to avert a major environmental catastrophe.

So, whenever you fart, simply send Al Gore a five dollar bill and he'll absolve you of your methane sin. And when you can't cope with the stress of the coming floods, pestilence, and famine caused by global warming, simply pay Melissa Pickett $90 an hour and she'll give you a pet rock to carry in your pocket.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Dumb hippies exercising their "rights"

Here's what your basic smelly hippie war protester looks like. Sure, he's supremely objectionable, half-witted, and smelly but this is America and there are no laws against public stupidity.

But there is another brand of stupid hippie, a vile, loathsome degenerate type of hippie. Here they are in action at the anti-war rally in SanFran last week. This is one of the most disturbing videos I've seen of stupid hippies trying to recapture their glory days of Vietnam. Listen to the chanting of the crowd. It's as awful as the images.

There is supposedly another video making the rounds, but I won't show it here, of a guy defecating on the American flag in front of women and children.

If you are aligned with the anti-war left in this country, you should look around and see with whom it is you are sleeping. These people on the left in this country are a bunch of sickos. You never, never see conservatives acting like this. And if you did, the media would be condemning them left and right, but if leftist, hate-America radicals do it, it all but gets ignored as a normal popular reaction to the war. This is because deep down, the people in the media believe that America is evil and they see nothing wrong with this anti-social behavior.

Deplorable, just deplorable!

a great waste of time

If you're looking for a cool game to play during your company mandated break or during the time when all the smokers go out to get a fix, check out Tower Defense. Basically, you are trying to protect your castle and the civilians contained within from the hords of marauders by building and locating defenses of various types. It's fast paced, addictive, and easy to get killed...in other words...fun.

Hat tip to Conservative Grapevine.

Idiot environmental zealots...get even stupider

The barking moonbats down under are a special breed of stupid. Check this out...

SYDNEY: Australia’s largest city will be plunged into darkness for an hour on Saturday in an attempt at a world first blackout to raise awareness of global warming, organisers say.

A successful switch-off could then be copied by major cities around the world in a drive to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change, according to international conservation group WWF.

The lights will go out in landmark headquarters buildings in Sydney’s central business district, on the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and in tens of thousands of suburban homes. ‘Earth Hour’, which begins at 7:30 pm (0930 GMT) on March 31, has been planned for 10 months by WWF in partnership with city authorities, businesses and a major newspaper group.

A thousand businesses have signed up, including many of the top blue-chip companies on the Australian stock market — and even McDonald’s is going to turn off its ‘Golden Arches’ signs. Scientists link dangerous global temperature increases to the greenhouse effect, in which gases emitted by burning fossil fuels to produce energy trap heat in the atmosphere.

The illustration is an artists rendition of what Sidney will look like for the hour of no electricity. Is this how you nutty environmentalists want to live your self-involved lives?

Don't be deceived into thinking that these church-of-environmentalism worshipers are concerned only with preserving the environment, or repairing the imaginary ozone hole, or forcing everybody to eat free-range chickens. They are agressively anti human race. To them, humans are a parasite on Mother Earth and she would be better off without us. They would love for there to not be a human race in existence but since that's not possible, they want the next best thing which is for us to return to the pre-industrialization hardships of the 17th century...thus the electricity black-out.

That people continue to willingly be duped by this global-warming hooey is astonishing.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Ed's health tip of the day

My doctor told me two things a year ago following my yearly physical: "One", she lectured, "you need to lose 10-15 pounds. And two, your cholesterol level is 216."
Anything above 200 is cause for worry, and anything over 240 is cause for serious worry. So ever since then, I've been eating oatmeal like Farrah Fawcet eats Percodans, hoping to avoid a heart attack.
Last week, I participated in a research study at work, part of which consisted of a fasting cholesterol test. Needless to say I was acutely interested in the results to know if the daily oatmeal was of benefit. My cholesterol level was 145--I'm the picture of health, not just for my own age, but for anybody.
The moral of the story: Hide the Percodan's if Farrah drops by, and do not believe the cholesterol test results unless you fasted for 10 hours prior to having blood drawn. If you ate a steak and eggs for breakfast and then had the test, all that temporary cholesterol will still be in your blood, and your doctor will lecture you too.

Movie review

I just finished watching The Freedom Writers. It's based on a true story and features Hilary Swank as an eager, enthusiastic teacher who tackles an inner city class composed of rival gang members, and finds a way to show them they have value and a contribution to make to the world, to make them want to learn, and want to be successful despite their various horrible life situations.
I have always had respect for inner-city teachers. They have the most difficult jobs imaginable under the worst circumstances, and with the least resources, and I know I've ranted about the dreadful public education system in this country and how the jaded and cynical teachers' unions exist to preserve teachers' jobs and indoctrinate the students in liberalism. It's infuriating to watch in this movie, the depiction of teachers stifling classroom innovation and creativity because it doesn't fit the approved teaching model. Let me tell you, this movie nails the career, education bureaucrats like none I've seen.
This is definitely a movie worth seeing. It gives you hope that a good teacher, even with limited resources, can overcome the lumbering education bureaucracy.
I give it 4.5 rants out of 5.0 just because there were no explosions or car chases.
Of all the subversive, politically correct ideas that government schools cram down the throats of our children, this one takes the cake for stupidity...

DAY OF SILENCE, April 18, 2007: The Day of Silence is an annual event held to commemorate and protest anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students and teachers nationwide will observe the day in silence to echo the silence that LGBT and ally students face everyday. In it's 11th year, the Day of Silence is one of the largest student-led actions in the country.

Look, I'm not in favor of mistreating anybody. Mistreatment should be punished appropriately whether the subject of the mistreatment is gay or straight. This is another example of the public school system (which by definition is the federal government) indoctrinating your children with liberal ideology by forcing them to embrace the gay lifestyle. If you go to the Day of Silence website, you'll find buttons and T-shirts encouraging sympathy for the gay lifestyle...buttons and T-shirts that teachers should encourage students to wear to show solidarity with their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered class-mates.

Since when is whining and moaning about the occasional mistreatment of gays in schools considered learning? Kids get mistreated all the time for any variety of reasons. It's part of the growing up process. If nutty, moonbat parents want to indoctrinate their own kids with this stream-of-consciousness drivel about the gay lifestyle, fine, but it shouldn't be forced on them by teachers in the government schools.

Moonbats...I swear!

Run Fred, Run!

Fred Thompson communicates his ideas, and derides half-witted liberals, as well as any politician I know.

Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. It seems scientists have noticed recently that quite a few planets in our solar system seem to be heating up a bit, including Pluto.

NASA says the Martian South Pole’s “ice cap” has been shrinking for three summers in a row. Maybe Mars got its fever from earth. If so, I guess Jupiter’s caught the same cold, because it’s warming up too, like Pluto.

This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists who run their air-conditioning at 60 degrees and refuse to recycle.

Silly, I know, but I wonder what all those planets, dwarf planets and moons in our SOLAR system have in common. Hmmmm. SOLAR system. Hmmmm. Solar? I wonder. Nah, I guess we shouldn’t even be talking about this. The science is absolutely decided. There’s a consensus.

Ask Galileo.

Seriously, I could get very excited about a Fred Thompson run for President. He needs to jump on in there and start mixing it up. I predict he would be Guiliani's immediate rival for the nomination leaving all others in the dust. Look at what the conservative base is supposed to get energized about, Guiliani the closet liberal, McCain the closet liberal and Romney the closet liberal--all posing as conservatives now that it suits them politically.

"But Ed", you whine, "he's another actor. He can't really be taken seriously by the conservative base." Of course he can. Look, Bush has some good ideas but he's abysmally poor at communicating them. Any salient points he makes are lost in the morass of politic speak his handlers make him use at press conferences. Fred Thompson, precisely because he's an actor, can communicate his ideas very clearly and in plain English....as evidenced by the above commentary on the kooky religion of man-made global warming. Don't you wish Bush would say something like that? I know I do.

Hat tip to National Review

Courage under fire

This is an inspiring account of bravery and heroism...check it out...

To this day she remains modest: a 5ft tall slip of a girl, and yet one so courageous that she has become the first female officer to win the Military Cross.

Pte Michelle Tench: 'I suppose I knew there were bullets, but I didn’t know how many'
Pte Michelle "Chuck" Norris, 19, had only recently completed her Army training when she braved heavy sniper fire to climb on top of a Warrior armoured vehicle to haul her sergeant to safety after he was wounded in the head.

One bullet from an AK47 rifle ripped through her rucksack as she came under fire from five different positions. But she refused to let go of Colour Sgt Ian Page, dragging him to safety and then jokingly referring to him as "Dad" as they and their comrades waited in the darkness for a rescue helicopter.

The details of that terrifying mission in Al-Amarah were still running through her mind yesterday, as she received her Military Cross during an investiture with the Queen.

And Nancy Pelosi and the craven democrats want to pull the funding rug out from under people like this....unbelievable! SanFranNan isn't fit to polish a marine's boots, much less decide on war funding.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Transcending politics

I know we give the Breck Girl a hard time here at TRR on political matters, but I just want to take a break from that for a moment and say that I'm sorry to hear that Elizabeth's cancer is back and I hope she's successful in that very difficult fight.

Liberal ire flaunts common sense

This is Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), the latest target of liberal hatemongers and race baiters. He's in their crosshairs because after 18 months, he thinks Katrina left-overs should find at least half-time work in order to continue to suckle at the public teat, existing off of taxes seized from productive Americans...

Right-Wing Amendment Forces Katrina Victims To Find A Job Before Receiving Aid

The House today is debating the Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, introduced an amendment that would require victims of Hurricane Katrina to perform 20 hours/week of approved “work activities” to receive financial aid for housing.

In an impassioned speech, Rep. David Scott (D-GA) addressed Hensarling on the House floor:

"This amendment is cruel, it is cold, it is calculating, and it is pandering to the schizophrenic dichotomy that has plagued this nation since they first brought Africans on these shores from Africa. And that is the issue of race and poverty."

That Katrina victims remain on the public dole a year and a half since the hurricane, all the while doing nothing to care for themselves, is preposterous! Americans find themselves the victims of home-destroying, natural disasaters all the time: forest fires out west, floods in the north-east, tornados pretty much everywhere, mud-slides in California, sink-holes and hurricanes in Florida, just to name some disasters that regularly victimize Americans. Katrina people seem to think they are somehow special and deserving of extended taxpayer support. Why do you think it is that other victims pick themselves up and move on, yet Katrina folks seem to cling to public support endlessly? Could it be that their lifestyle prior to Katrina was one of dependence and government care so they don't know anything else?

I found this story over on the barking moonbat blog ThinkProgress.org if you want to read their hysterical complaints.

Best T-shirt design....ever!

I'm not sure I could walk around in public with this on but it might just be the best T-shirt I've seen.

Hat tip to tshirthell.com

The big fire ball in the sky

It turns out the outer surface of the sun is much, much hotter and much more active than previously thought...

The restless bubbling and frothing of the Sun's chaotic surface is astonishing astronomers who have been treated to detailed new images from a Japanese space telescope called Hinode.

The observatory will have as dramatic an impact on our understanding of the Sun as the Hubble Space Telescope has had on our view of the universe beyond, scientists told a NASA press conference in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday.

"Everything we thought we knew about X-ray images of the Sun is now out of date," says Leon Golub from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. "We've seen many new and unexpected things. For that reason alone, the mission is already a success."

Seriously, you should check out the video here. It's only about 30 seconds long, but wasting 30 valuable seconds of your employer's work time is well worth it. Besides, if you've made it to the end of this post without getting busted by the boss, you've proven that you aren't really as valuable a cog in the company wheel as you think you are, so what's another 30 seconds to watch something really cool?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The corruption in Washington

If there was ever a more stark example of the fox guarding the hen house, it's Washington politicians insuring their own re-elections by plundering the national treasury...

The guilty pleas of lobbyist Jack Abramoff and former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham illustrate how pork-barrel projects, whether used as currency for re-election or as political favors to well-connected individuals or businesses, can corrupt the political process. The historic lack of restraint in the appropriations process has helped create a projected $371 billion budget deficit in fiscal 2006 and a national debt of $8.5 trillion. Whether the lobbying scandal and the outrage of taxpayers over “bridges to nowhere” will force Congress to cut the pork remains to be seen.

The 2006 Congressional Pig Book is the latest installment of Citizens Against Government Waste’s (CAGW) 16-year exposé of pork-barrel spending. This year’s list includes: $13,500,000 for the International Fund for Ireland, which helped finance the World Toilet Summit;

$6,435,000 for wood utilization research;
$1,000,000 for the Waterfree Urinal Conservation Initiative;
and $500,000 for the Sparta Teapot Museum in Sparta, N.C.

This year, there was good news and bad news. For fiscal 2006, appropriators stuffed 9,963 projects into the 11 appropriations bills. Despite the reduction in the number of earmarks, Congress porked out at record dollar levels with $29 billion in pork for 2006.

A currupt politician is a currupt politician regardless of his party, and republicans are every bit as bad as democrats, maybe worse since republicans are supposed to be all about limited government and reduced spending. At least democrats are up front about their desire to rob the taxpayers of their wealth in order to buy votes from their lazy, degenerate voting base.

I swear, when I'm faced with numbers like this, I sometimes just want to give up the fight and move to and island somewhere because it seems pointless to keep fighting the corruption and conflicts of interests that nobody pays attention to any more... because it's how business is done in D.C. It makes me sick that these guys get away with stuff like this.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Would you eat lunch here?

So it seems that the Hooters restaurant chain, known for it's observance of cultural sensitivity and wholesomeness, is opening a store in Israel, the focal point of strict Islamic jihadists' war against the decadence and cultural decline of the West. And nothing personifies the moral decline of western civilization like big-boobed nitwits schlepping non-kosher burgers and beer to drooling construction workers.

Seriously, you couldn't form a more inviting target for terrorism in the middle-east if you ran around Baghdad with pictures of Mohammad on your shirt.

We should get a pool going on how long before they get bombed.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Par for the charity course

All too often we hear about what miniscule percentage of charitable donations are actually used toward their promised purpose...this is just asinine...

NEW YORK, March 19 A New York Times investigation published Monday claims just 2 percent of funds Shriners raised in 2005 went to operate their charitable hospitals.

Money raised for the hospitals is being used to pay for parties and liquor and trips.

And apparently stupid hats and those idiotic tiny cars too. It's a wonder to me why America continues to give to charities at rates higher than any other country when we hear about organizational uselessness like this on a regular basis.

I'm going to start asking about what percentage of every dollar received actually goes toward the charity before I give......what I mean to say is, I would theoretically ask that if I gave to charities. Still, whether I give to the Shriners or not, it's a racket.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Here we go again...

It looks like the contingent of illegal Mexican immigrants will be staging another series of demonstrations on or around May5 to protest the fact that we don't want them living in our country...

(CNSNews.com) - Immigrant and worker rights groups called Thursday for an end to raids and deportations of illegal aliens and are planning a May Day boycott to press home their demands.

Participants in the "Great American Boycott" say they will not shop, work, go to school or participate in any economic activity on May 1.

Instead, organizers say that all 12 million illegal aliens will return to their native Mexico and will leave us alone to pick our own lettuce, clean our own hotel rooms, and blow our own leaves......


Actually they will prove what excellent work ethic they have by ditching their jobs to disturb the public instead...

The movement's website encourages supporters to join with them "against a common enemy: the U.S. government." Similar campaigns last spring called for pro-immigrant reform.

At a press conference Thursday, speakers from organizations including labor and anti-war groups spoke out against the crackdown.

Bishop Felipe C. Teixeira of the Immigration Pastoral Center in Massachusetts said that the recent raids had shown "the face of racism and discrimination."

"No human being is illegal," Teixeira said. "Together, united, we can defeat the imperialism of the U.S.A."

They are breaking our laws by coming here and he says they aren't illegal, and we are imperialists? That has to be the stupidest statement ever, EVER!

Hat tip to cnsnews

File under "Asinine"

Having solved all the other problems in Florida like, drug trafficking, suicidal binge-drinking by teens on spring break, and astonishing voter incompetence, Florida officials are tackling the monumentally important task of water usage enforcement...

City inspectors, armed with citation books, will cruise the streets ready to pounce if they find a sprinkler operating illegally. Neighbors will be encouraged to rat each other out for watering on the wrong day. Helicopters will hover above farms and golf courses, taking satellite coordinates of pumps operating in violation of water-shortage orders.

Look, I understand about water conservation during droughts and I recognize that many people don't care and will use all the water they want rather than inconvenience themselves one bit but, the State encouraging neighbors to snitch on each other doesn't sit too well with me. It's reminiscent of Nazi Germany indoctrinating children to rat out their parents. People will tell on each other without encouragement from the government. My solution: just restrict consumption to a percentage of normal consumption. After that the price for additional usage goes up by 10 fold. That should just about take care of unnecessary lawn watering.

Anytime you can employ the forces associated with the free market to a consumer issue, it's better than employing the enforcement power of the State against the citizens.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Are you As Smart as A 5th Grader?

Ladies and Gentlemen: To all readers of The Right Rant. I must again go on an all out moral tirade. I have sat by quietly and watched the developements unfold over the Warren Township sex scandal. I can no longer remain silent.

I am outraged at the school district's behavior over this incident. A simple recap for the uninformed out there. Two 6th graders engaged in sexual intercourse during class. The industrial arts teacher stated that this could not have been noticed, because both students were hunkered down under a cubicle in the classroom. The act was discovered after another student ( one of the trysting couples lookouts), was detained for a seperate offense , and this child tried to offset his punishment by passing info about the scenario.

Why did the superintendent try to cover this up? Why was the teacher not reprimanded? How can something like this go "unnoticed"? I am without answers. I am baffled to the cover up. I feel that the school board should have immediately dealt with all parties concerned and further informed the remaining students that this is not acceptable behavior, and is not tolerated - ever.

I am also distressed at the situation in general. 6th graders having sex- help, I am losing air here. These are 12 year olds, children, not even teens, yet. How can the community have missed the signals of this occurence? When did they become so lax that nothing matters?

I am posting this with 2 motives. First, those of us with children, should obviously review our own actions and thoughts, to make sure our kids do not get caught in the same trap. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now. I am concerned for diseases, maturity, ability to handle a situation, pregnancy, puberty, et al. Second, our future. Has the country fallen so far that this could be considered acceptable. If we carefully look at the Roman empire, there are many troubling similarities. Lets stop that trend, with the curtailing of this behavior. I welcome your comments and suggestions. I have sent a similar letter to the superintendent in my school district, and intend to take this up with a state representative that I know.

Sucking at the government teat

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that the government won't spend taxpayer money on to try to curry favor with voters...

Consumers who depend on old-fashioned antennas to watch television won't miss the 2009 Super Bowl, but their analog sets will stop working soon afterward.

Analog TVs will no longer receive a signal come Feb. 19, 2009, unless users update their hardware to receive a digital signal.
Federal officials announced details Monday about how that transition will work, saying the government will help consumers buy the necessary equipment to upgrade to digital -- a converter box that attaches to the TV set.

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it is setting aside $990 million to pay for the boxes. Each home can request up to two $40 coupons for a digital-to-analog converter box, which consumer electronics makers such as RCA and LG plan to produce.

Prices for the box have not been determined, but industry and consumer groups have estimated they will run $50 to $75 each.

If you can afford to own a TV at all, can't you also afford to buy the $50 conversion box? This is just the latest in a long list of examples of politicians' insidious plan to make the American people expect cradle-to-grave care from the government. After that, there's nothing we won't agree to as long as the government takes care of our needs.

Are we a nation of Terry Schiavo's, wholly incapable of independent thought or action separate from the imperial government's influence? When I hear Americans rant about how much they love and value freedom, and then stick their hand out to their fellow taxpayers to pay for a converter box, it makes my skin crawl!

Hat tip to SFGate.com

Book Review

I just finished reading Neal Boortz's new book, "Somebody's gotta say it". If you want to have the veil of political correctness not just drawn back on the issues of today, but ripped away entirely, read this book. In fact have your teen children read it too. It exposes in plain, easy to understand terms the Left's true plans for America and how it uses the ignorance and apathy of the average American voter to achieve it's insidious goal of a socialist State.

Here are a few choice quotes from the book. Warning: not for the easily offended...

On poverty in America: The poor keep getting poorer because they keep doing whatever it was that made them poor in the first place. Ditto for the rich.

On the concept of "income redistribution": This is such a favorite of liberals. The very idea of taking income from those who don't support them politically, and redistributing that income to those who do...what political paradise!

Again, on poverty in America: Barring some sort of mental or physical disaster, the people living in what we describe as poverty in this country are there because of the sum total of the decisions and choices they made during their lives up to this point. Poverty is somtthing you do to yourself, not something that's done to you. Poverty isn't a condition; it's a behavioral disorder at best, and a mental disease at worst.

On the economic ignorance of most Americans: Our politicians would really be crippled if the people of this country had even the most rudimentary understanding of economics.

On words that fool the average dem. voter: Liberals know that the simple-minded drones who blindly vote for them will react positively to almost any atrocity if it's sold to them as "fair."

This is a fast, must-read for anybody who considers him or herself a conservative. Run, don't walk to your nearest bookstore and buy two copies...one for yourself and one for that liberal friend you love to annoy.

I give it 5 rants on a scale of 5.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tony Blair bows to the hysteria and dooms his country

I know some of you are tired of my pointing out the idiocy that is man-made global warming zealotry, as practiced by moonbats here in the U.S. and on the other side of the pond. But this issue isn't going away as long as the Goreacle and his brain-dead minions in the environmental movement continue to hoodwink world leaders like Tony Blair...

Here Tony Blair stands in front of a "green bus", whatever in the world that is. Of course he is posing with the requisite moonbat officials and school children which liberals trot out to convince the skeptical world that it's all worthwhile.

Britain will lead the world towards combating climate change, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed today as he unveiled the Government's blueprint for reducing harmful emissions.
Mr Blair said the new draft legislation - which binds the UK to a 60 per cent cut by 2050 - was a "revolutionary step".

60% by 2050? What Tony Blair's brain-washed advisors failed to tell him is that cutting CO2 emissions that much will cause the costs of everything normally produced by CO2-associated production to skyrocket. The resulting economic collapse will doom that country.

The funny thing is trying to guess what will doom the U.K. first, horrible economic policy dictated by environmental moonbattery, or complete colonization by radical Muslims.

Photo-op of the week

You cannot write comedy like this folks!

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Is that a leg on the floor?

Antigua based online gambling host Bodog.com is taking bets on whether Heather Mills' prosthetic leg flings off during a dance routine on Dancing With the Stars.

So far the betting is heavily against this happening but I might watch just in case. Her leg falling off while dancing would be the defining moment of reality TV to date.

Man, I just love voyeristic, exploitative entertainment at the expense of others!

Time to retire Eddie

Is that a degenerate derelict or Eddie Van Halen or both? He looks like a cross between Charles Manson, the una-bomber Ted Kudzinsky, and grandpa Simpson. How old is Eddie...like 90?

He cannot be happy about this pic.

Don't believe the hype

If you, like me, are a global warming denier and have been branded a heretic for not blindly following the Goreacle and his mindless cult of climate change zealots, you need to watch this documentary. It turns out we are not alone in our dissent from the politically correct dogma of man-made global warming. This should be required viewing in every classroom in America. Heaven knows our kids are being indoctrinated in the belief that man's very existence is an insult to the pristine planet Earth.

You see, the whole myth of man-made global warming is a hoax perpetrated by three kinds of liberals:
1. smelly-hippy liberals who are nostalgic for 17th Century living, who hate capitalism and industrialization, and want all nations to be essentially 3rd world primitive.
2. liberal globalists who think America is too powerful economically and militarily, and would severely damage our economy with ridiculous CO2 emissions limits while absolving developing countries from the same restrictions.
or 3. liberals who have a vested interest in perpetuating climate change panic and hysteria among the masses. Global warming zealots need to make people believe that there is a looming environmental disaster in order to keep funding dollars flowing their way. The climate change industry is huge, bringing in billions in research and funding dollars. All that money would dry up if they were to report the truth, which is that we're not really sure about the causes of weather 5 days from now, much less decades from now.

Seriously, sit down with your kids and watch this video documentary. Then forward this post to everybody you know and encourage them to watch it with their kids.

Hat tip to Moonbattery.com

Friday, March 09, 2007

Enviro-moonbattery down under

Just because you build it, it doesn't mean they will come...

TEN NETWORK's programmers are baffled. With so much attention on climate change and consumer research indicating viewers were keenly interested in a 2½ hour feast of practical advice on how they might save the planet, Ten's ratings for the Cool Aid blockbuster on Sunday night were still a disaster.

Viewing numbers peaked at 618,000, compared with more than 1.6 million each for Grey's Anatomy and CSI on Seven and Nine respectively, and averaged just 464,000 people across the country.

"Truthfully, we're confused," says Ten's network head of programming, Beverley McGarvey. "They didn't come. It's not like they came to the show, sampled it and went away. They didn't come.

You can only cram so much global warming idiocy down the throats of intelligent people, after that, they'll just ignore you and go about living their lives. Thankfully, we are starting to see a backlash of resentment on the part of rational, thinking people around the world, toward the Goreacle, the mindless worshippers of environmental cultism, and their demand that the rest of us conform to their twisted world view.

Hat tip to The Sidney Morning Herald

I'm getting fatter by the minute

Man, this guy at work just came around with a box of girl scout cookies...Samoas. He bought them from the daughter of another guy here, and he asked me to help him eat the box or he would devour the whole thing himself. Now I've got a half dozen of the chocolate, caramel, coconut delights on my desk. I don't need this...it's almost summer and my swim suits are tight enough as it is.

Seriously, tell me of any other marketing tactic as insidiously effective as having doe-eyed little girls selling delicious cookies to people. Marketing gold I tell you, marketing gold!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Moonbattery at its finest

Evidently, the Georgia chapter of the NAACP has solved every one of the problems facing African-Americans in that state. Otherwise why waste valuable work time on something as silly and meaningless as this?

The Georgia NAACP on Wednesday called for Gov. Sonny Perdue to follow Virginia's lead and issue an apology for the state's role in slavery and Jim Crow.

Edward O. DuBose, president of the Georgia State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said an apology would be "an acknowledgement that a wrong took place."

"An apology will not improve education, but an apology will acknowledge that whites benefited from the slavery and the inhumane treatment of African-Americans," DuBose said during a news conference at the state Capitol.

This is the dumbest thing I've read all week. What possible good do these race-mongers in Georgia imagine will come from a bunch of white people who weren't alive during slavery, apologizing for something they didn't do?

How can a person apologize for a crime he didn't commit?

Tackling the problems that face the black community (illigitimacy, HS dropout rate, drug use, crime, rap music) would require taking responsibility for their own lives. It's much easier to blame others for your short-comings than to take responsibility for your own failings. That's what these NAACP guys are doing, blaming something horrible that ended 140 years ago for their failure to thrive today. And liberal white-guilt legitimizes it.

There's an ulterior motive at work here too: the point is to get corporate and government America to admit guilt for slavery by apologizing for it. Once that's achieved, you know what the next step is....the demand for reparations.

Top 200 List

I was given a copy of an old list that definitively answered the top 200 albums of all time. After a quick perusal, I came up with the following observations:

A) The people that created this list were stupid. Pointed out in that the #1 album of all time was Sgt. Peppers Heart Club Band. Now, lets be real, the Beatles have at least 3 albums recorded prior to this one that are better. Please Please Me, their first release (recorded in mono sound) was far better even though it was a raw and somewhat less refined sound. I feel that this SPHC album doesn't deserve any type of Top 50 billing, maybe not Top 100.

B) Shania Twain in at #21. Now she is extremely hot, and a good talent, but this artist and this album are not superior to offerings from The Police, Steely Dan, and Elton John.

C) By including soundtracks this proves the list to be poorly thought out. Since it calls itself the definitive list, unless a soundtrack has all new, never heard recordings, the soundtrack is nothing more than a greatest hits album (which luckily aren't included in the list). Dirty Dancing? How in the world did this album darken the list. By including that sappy song by Patrick Swayze this album should be burned at some minor league baseball game.

D) Two albums by the Non-America loving Dixie Chicks? 'Splain that Lucy! It is beyond me to even try to rationalize this inclusion. Madman Across The Water (Elton John) doesn't factor at all and we have to endure 2 Dixie Chicks. C'mon !

E) Frank Sinatra, arguably the best crooner has 1 entry. No kudos to Nat King Cole. Only 1 spot each for Miles Davis and John Coltrane, forget their collaboration efforts.

F) Steely Dan only 1 entry - AJA. In my opinion not their best, a great album, but I would like to see Pretzel logic and Can't Buy a Thrill.

G) How does this group get off excluding the Allman Brothers, Eva Cassidy, Keb Moe. No mention of Kansas, the Doobie Brothers, and the Pretenders.

The list includes many rap artists and a large array of new pop stars that don't tend to hold a candle to the artists from the 70's, but I can at least see including some. This list is at best a foray to sell albums off the shelf, ones that can't be moved and to get a listener in to a store to hopefully sell some of the trash on the list, and to also load them up with some decent stuff. It is basically a bunch of hooey.

Regardless, what do you think? Web address is here .

Testing the system

For you dilusional liberals out there who think we are not being surveiled by Islamic jihadists, probing our defenses for exploitable weaknesses, read this....

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday but officials said he posed no apparent threat.

The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Fadhel al-Maliki, 35, set off an alarm during passenger screening at the airport early on Tuesday morning.

A police bomb squad was called to examine what was deemed a suspicious item found during a body cavity search of the man. Local media reports said a magnet was found in his rectum.

"He was secreting these items in a body cavity and that was a great concern because there were also some electric wires associated with that body cavity," Larry Fetters, security director for the Transportation Security Administration at the airport, told reporters.

I'm shocked, shocked that a young Muslim male was caught testing our air-travel defenses. What is it going to take for us to start profiling ALL young Muslim males who are in this country...another 9/11? Three more 9/11's?

"No racial profiling." you worthless liberals whine. All the while the enemy, who is hell-bent on destroying this country, is known to any thinking, rational American.

Gutless, whining liberals....they won't lift a finger to save even themselves if it means the possibility of hurting a Muslim's feelings.

p.s. Did I mention that he had A MAGNET IN HIS RECTUM? I wonder if it was one of those horse-shoe shaped magnets with the red tips. If it was, I'll say one thing for those Muslims, they are a dedicated bunch.

Hat tip to Reuters.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Feed the meter

This is one of the most harebrained schemes I can remember. It's just silly when you think about it....

(CBS4) DENVER The city of Denver has recycled old parking meters to help in the fight against homelessness.The old parking meters have been placed at various locations in downtown, including Skyline Park.The idea is to encourage people to put the money into the parking meters instead of giving to panhandlers. Money raised from the meters will go to organizations fighting homelessness.

I don't put my spare change in the meter when I park in front of one. I'm certainly not going out of my way to drop money in a meter I'm not even using. Besides, if you don't give occasionally to panhandlers, who else is going to support the Mogan David winery?

I kid. I kid.

Seriously, how is the city of Denver going to solve it's problem of 16,000 homeless in 10 years with motorists' spare change? Must be some of that liberal fuzzy math.

The Religion of Peace

For you nutty leftists out there who think Islam is simply an ideology different from ours, not better or worse, just different, read this account and then tell me with a straight face that Muslims can be reasoned with by non-Muslims...

RIYADH - A Saudi woman who was kidnapped at knifepoint, gang-raped and then beaten by her brother has been sentenced to 90 lashes -- for meeting a man who was not a relative, a newspaper reported on Monday.

In an interview with the Saudi Gazette, the 19-year-old said she was blackmailed a year ago into meeting a man who threatened to tell her family they were having a relationship outside wedlock, which is illegal in the ultra-conservative desert kingdom.

After driving off together from a shopping mall near her home, the woman and the man were stopped and abducted by a gang of men wielding kitchen knives who took them to a farm where she was raped 14 times by her captors.

Five men were arrested for the rape and given jail terms ranging from 10 months to five years by a panel of judges in the eastern city of Qatif, near the woman’s hometown.

But the judges also decided to sentence the woman, identified by the newspaper only as ‘G,’ and the man to lashes for being alone together in the car.

Unrelated men and women are forbidden from interacting in public in Saudi Arabia, which strictly enforces Islamic Sharia law.

She only got gang-raped followed by 90 lashes? Allah is truly a benevolent and merciful God.

We hear about honor killings, rapes, and stonings of disobedient women at the hands of radical Muslim men on a regular basis, yet America's feminists and democrats remain tellingly silent. Their silence proves that their hatred of the subjugation of women by Islam is exceeded by their hatred of George Bush. They won't stand up against the virtual enslavement of women by Islam because it would mean coming too close to siding with Bush.

Gutless, pathetic liberals...I swear!

The Breck Girl plumbs a new low

John Edwards once bamboozled a stupid jury in North Carolina by pretending to channel a dead baby in court. His personal take on that trial was over a million dollars. Appallingly, The Breck Girl is now pretending to channel Jesus Christ himself in order to bamboozle North Carolina's stupid voters into nominating him for president...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says Jesus would be appalled at how the United States has ignored the plight of the suffering, and that he believes children should have private time to pray at school.

Edwards, in an interview with the Web site Beliefnet.com, said Jesus would be most upset with the selfishness of Americans and the country's willingness to go to war "when it's not necessary."

"I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs," Edwards told the site. "I think he would be appalled, actually."

Edwards also said he was against teacher-led prayers in public schools, but he added that "allowing time for children to pray for themselves, to themselves, I think is not only OK, I think it's a good thing."

The willingness of democrats to say literally anything to get elected is astonishing in it's depravity. When I am reminded of how much liberals hate this country, it always astounds me. There is no more generous, selfless country in the history of man on Earth than the U.S.

When there is a natural disasater anywhere, to whom does the world look for help? Russia? China? Africa for heaven's sake? Europe? The dreadfully corrupt United Nations? No! None of these entities ever lifts a finger to help out. It's the American people that routinely send billions in aid all over the world to help people. The American taxpayers send 15billion a year alone to fight childhood AIDS in Africa. Name any other country who does more. How dare the Silky Pony accuse Americans of being selfish!

It is a fact that conservatives give way more in charity than liberals. You see democrats think it's the government's job to seize resources from private citizens to use for international charity. In their twisted, degenerate minds, this absolves them of the obligation to give personally. Republicans believe in the generosity of, and the ability of, the private sector to allocate charitable resources efficiently to where they're needed.

As for going to war needlessly, I would think that Jesus would want the U.S. to stop a blood-thirsty dictator from continuing to murder, by the tens of thousands, his own people with poison gas...to stop the rape rooms from operating 24/7...to stop the round-the-clock torture of women and children.

John Edwards is a pandering, dirtbag!

Hat tip breitbart.com.

Monday, March 05, 2007

No Time

I'm completely jammed up at work today and I'll be working through lunch. Consider this an open thread and talk about anything you like in the comments section...

Suggested topics: Ann Coulter's comments about John Edwards(the Breck Girl) at CPAC, Hillary and Obama shamelessly adopting phony southern accents when addressing blacks in Selma this weekend, Bill Maher's suggestion that killing Dick Cheney would save lives and would therefor be a good thing, any movies you saw over the weekend and would like to review, Britney's alleged attmepted suicide in rehab, or anything that strikes your fancy.

Hopefully see you tonight or tomorrow AM.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Union pay-off

Contemptable democrats pay-off their labor-union masters by sticking it to America's workers...

WASHINGTON — Democrats rewarded organized labor Thursday for helping them retake control of Congress, passing a House bill that would make it easier for workers to start unions against companies' wishes.

The legislation, passed 241-185 on a nearly party-line vote, would take away the right of employers to demand secret-ballot elections by workers before unions could be recognized.

Union membership has been declining steadily for years, depriving union bosses of mandatory employee union dues and power over companies. Union bosses always contribute union dues to campaigns of democrats because they know democrats will dutifully and submissively reward them with legislation favorable to the MOB-like unions.

The disastrous minimum wage bill was the first pay-off from craven democrats to union bosses who bankrolled their November victory. (Unions love minimum wage increases because part of every union labor contract includes a tie to the minimum wage. Any increase in the minimum wage automatically results in a concomitant increase in the union hourly wage)

The second democrat pay-off to criminal labor bosses is the absurdly named Employee Free Choice Act. Normally, employees get to vote in secret, free of labor boss intimidation, on whether to unionize their own workplace. By making unionization voting public, this deplorable bill makes it much easier for union thugs to threaten employees and their families if they don't vote to unionize.

Employees who vote to not unionize are ruitinely subjected to thuggery and intimidation by union goons on the orders of union bosses.

Hopefully, the Senate republicans will stand up for employee freedom in the workplace, kill this horrible travesty of fairness and preserve employees' right to vote in private (like all other votes). George Bush has promised to veto the Employee Free Choice Act if it makes it through the Senate but with George you never know how he'll cave to democrats next.

Contact your Senators today and demand that they vote this bill down.

Pulling back the curtain to reveal the wizard

It seems that almost every day we get more evidence that the man-made global warming house of cards that Al Gore has erected is crashing down around him to the amusement of rational, thinking Americans like me...

Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human- induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.

In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.

Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.

"The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.

It's almost as if what I've been saying all along turns out to have been true...that the slight (1.0degree C in the last 100 years) global temperature increase is the result of a natural cosmic phenomenon over which humans have absolutely no control.

Think about the movie The Wizard of Oz: The notion of man-made climate-change is like the Land of Oz, a complete figment of the imagination. The mindless zealots who believe unconditionally in the imaginary world of man-made global warming are the Munchkins of Oz, and the wizard of Oz, the man behind the curtain controlling it all, is Al Gore.

If you don't remember, Toto, Dorothy's dog and the only sane character in the movie, pulled back the curtain and exposed the Wizard of Oz to be nothing but a manipulative, decietful, weasel of a man, who derives his power from smoke-and-mirrors and slight-of-hand magic tricks...exactly like Al Gore and the radical environmental movement.

I love when liberalism is exposed as the insidious cult that it is.

Hat tip NationalGeographic.com

The awakening...finally

Well finally, some good news from the world of rap music...

Music sales overall are down, but rap sales in particular have dropped 21 percent from 2005 to 2006. For the first time in 12 years, the top ten best-selling albums of the year did not include a rap album. A poll of black Americans by The Associated Press and AOL-Black Voices last year revealed 50 percent of respondents said hip-hop was a negative force in American society.

Why, it's almost as if promoting and glamorizing prostitution, drug use, gang warfare, cop killing, abuse of women, and abandonment of normal human responsibilities is actually bad for the community who consumes it...who knew?

Hat tip 7online.com

Thursday, March 01, 2007

the cult of celebrity worship

Try as I might, I cannot think of a less interesting person than Victoria Becham. Yet NBC is dedicating an entire reality show just to her.

Seriously, is there a more vapid, airheaded bimbo than this stick with a head. She's not cute, just irritating.

Celebrity-worshipping Americans will be able to tell you any fact about her stupid life, but will be unable to tell you who the vice-President is...and we let these people vote...sad!