Monday, October 30, 2006

Fighting Mood!

What a weiner boy. The Swifties gotta be shakin' in their boots.

"If you do run for president -- and I do hope you do -- fight like hell," one person at the fund-raiser told him.
"I'm in a fighting mood," Kerry responded. "We -- together -- lost to two lies: the lie about the war in Iraq, and the lie about me personally. And if you don't think that puts me in a fighting mood, you don't know John Kerry."

Will these folks ever learn?

Everyone who has ever visited from afar has complained, mightily, about the miserable, and memorable, traffic control getting into and, much worse, trying to get out of the AirFair. Each year it got worse.
Muskegon Events Inc. is asking the public for new ideas to "rejuvenate" the Muskegon Air Fair at two public forums at Muskegon Community College.
The first is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in MCC's Collegiate Hall. The second will be Nov. 9 at the same time and location.

CNN moves left?

How biased can they get and still sell advertising? Does someone at CNN think AirAmerica was making money? Maybe they think the "Fairness Doctrine" will bail them out.
"There are people who are wondering why this is being run so close to election day," says the CNN employee. "The questions have been asked, but we haven't gotten a satisfactory answer. But as soon as we saw the Cheney segment, we knew what they were trying to do. It wasn't just about attacking Cheney. It was about building momentum for the other programming we are running. It's about counterprogramming Fox News."

Don't trust the polls!

or female, democrat grad students!
Interviewers can inject bias in the results. The late Warren Mitofsky, who conducted the 2004 NEP exit poll, went back and found that the greatest difference between actual results in exit poll precincts and the reports phoned in to NEP came where the interviewers were female graduate students -- and almost all the discrepancies favored the Democrats.

How quickly we forget!

Dick Armey is correct in saying that Republicans in Congress have never recovered from Bob Dole's betrayal in the 1995 government-shutdown debacle -- except that he never mentions Dole:
A few months before the victory on welfare, we lost the battle over the federal government shutdown of 1995, when we were outmaneuvered by Clinton, a masterful political operator. After that fight, too many Republicans apparently concluded that America wanted bigger government. This misreading was the first step on the road away from the Reagan legacy.
We emerged as a wounded party; we stopped trusting the public; and we internalized the wrong lesson. Right. And the GOP then nominated Bob Dole as their presidential candidate in 1996, confirming that the Republican Party wasn't serious about limited government. Bob Dole never met a tax increase he didn't like or a farm subsidy he didn't co-sponsor.

Only 2 years now!

Interesting that this was sent to me by the McCain organization. They're sending out Mitt-dirt too.
Gotta start doing our homework!
There have been white-shoe clients. ........But there have also been plenty of scuffed-shoe customers. Giuliani Partners and its units have repeatedly become entangled in petty deals that seem unworthy of someone with national aspirations.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Geeze, I wonder why he was terminated? Yeah, right..
Gallaudet Rejects Incoming President
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The board of trustees of the nation's premier school for the deaf voted Sunday to terminate the appointment of the incoming president, who had been the subject of protests, the board announced.
The vote at Gallaudet University came after a daylong closed-door meeting that followed a month of protests by students and faculty members. Jane Fernandes, the school's former provost, had been selected in May to take office in January.
"Although undoubtedly there will be some members of the community who have differing views on the meaning of this decision, we believe that it is a necessity at this point," the board said in a written statement.
"It has certainly been a difficult and trying time for our Gallaudet community," the statement said. "Now is the time for healing."

Is this why Holly-libs DON'T move to Canada?
And here's one that gave me a worse headache the more I thought about it. An Ottawa panhandler says he may have to abandon his prime panhandling real estate on a downtown street corner because he's being shaken down by officials from the panhandlers' union. But then we're told that these guys are fakes from a phony panhandlers' union, not the real panhandlers' union. Did I read that right? There's apparently a real panhandlers' union which exists to protect workers' rights? Er, hang on, non-workers' rights. If the union-negotiated non-work contracts aren't honoured, the members will presumably walk off the job and stand around on the sidewalk. No, wait, they'll walk off the sidewalk . . . No, let's try again. When you think about it, the fake panhandlers' union, panhandling genuine panhandlers and doing nothing in return for the dues they raise, is surely truer to the spirit of the mandate.

EURO=the end,,1061-2421880,00.html
the greatest political blunder of the past decade. That dubious honour will probably belong to an event most people still regard as a triumph: the creation of the euro.

This is war!,CST-EDT-steyn29.article
as Democrats say, ''all about the future of our children,'' then our children will want to know why our generation saw what was happening and didn't do anything about it. They will despise us as we despise the political class of the 1930s.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Another reasson to hate the Cowboys

The rest of us gotta pay extra for that!
Cowboys coach claims familyfound dead rat in McDonald's saladAssociated Press, by Staff
Original Article
Posted By:Photoonist, 10/27/2006 4:49:57 PM
Dallas - Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Todd Haley is suing a suburban McDonald's, claiming his wife and the family's live-in baby sitter found a dead rat in a salad they took home and began to eat. The lawsuit filed Thursday in state district court seeks $1.7 million in damages, /snip/ According to the lawsuit, Christine Haley and Kelley had eaten part of the salad purchased June 5 at a McDonald's in Southlake before the rat was discovered.

Bummer for Michigan
Michigan's Messy DeVos
By SHIKHA DALMIAOctober 26, 2006; Page A18
DETROIT -- Besides the Tigers, the main thing on the minds of Michigan residents is the state's tanking economy. So when the state's most prominent Republican businessman entered the gubernatorial fray promising to turn things around, it should have been a home run. Instead, 10 days before the election, Dick DeVos has lost his 15-point summer lead over Jennifer Granholm, the Democratic incumbent, and is now trailing by more than eight points in most polls. The fault is not in his stars but in himself: At a time when Michigan needs economic leadership, he has so far shown little charisma, creativity -- or courage of convictions.

Liberal "news"
Doesn't the fact that they could find only 100 malcontents say volumes about the overwhelming support for the war within the military? Not newsie enough?
"More than 100 U.S. service members have signed a rare appeal urgingCongress to support the 'prompt withdrawal' of all American troops and bases from Iraq, organizers said yesterday. 'Staying in Iraq will notwork and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to comehome,' reads the statement of a small grass-roots group of active-dutymilitary personnel and reservists that says it aims to give U.S.military members a voice in Iraq war policy. ... The unusual appeal --the first of its kind in the Iraq war, organizers say -- makes use ofa legal protection afforded by the Military Whistle-Blower ProtectionAct, which provides that members of the military, acting in theircapacity as citizens, can send a protected communication to Congresswithout reprisal." (10/25/06)

Will we fight for our own freedoms?

Who would have thought centuries after the Enlightenment thatsophisticated Europeans - in fear of radical Islamists - would be afraidto write a novel, put on an opera, draw a cartoon, film a documentary or have their pope discuss comparative theology?

This is socialism!

Remember this if you're tempted to vote Democrat.

Assuming it was a female dog, how did he know it was dead?
A 44-year-old Saginaw man remains jailed today on charges of bestiality after he was seen engaged in sexual acts with a dead dog, Michigan State Police troopers said.

In short, the claims made in the Michael J. Fox political ads are false and reprehensible, an insult to the voters of Maryland, Missouri and New Jersey, and to all Americans.
Mary L. Davenport, MD is an obstetrician and gynecologist, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Pretty cool!

There were a lot of things we couldn’t do in an SR-71, but we were the fastest guys on the block and loved reminding our fellow aviators of this fact. People often asked us if, because of this fact, it was fun to fly the jet. Fun would not be the first word I would use to describe flying this plane. Intense, maybe. Even cerebral. But there was one day in our Sled experience when we would have to say that it was pure fun to be the fastest guys out there, at least for a moment. It occurred when Walt and I were flying our final training sortie. We needed 100 hours in the jet to complete our training and attain Mission Ready status. Somewhere over Colorado we had passed the century mark. We had made the turn in Arizona and the jet was performing flawlessly. My gauges were wired in the front seat and we were starting to feel pretty good about ourselves, not only because we would soon be flying real missions but because we had gained a great deal of confidence in the plan in the past ten months. Ripping across the barren deserts 80,000 feet below us, I could already see the coast of California from the Arizona border. I was, finally, after many humbling months of simulators and study, ahead of the jet. I was beginning to feel a bit sorry for Walter in the back seat. There he was, with no really good view of the incredible sights before us, tasked with monitoring four different radios. This was good practice for him for when we began flying real missions, when a priority transmission from headquarters could be vital. It had been difficult, too, for me to relinquish control of the radios, as during my entire flying career I had controlled my own transmissions. But it was part of the division of duties in this plane and I had adjusted to it. I still insisted on talking on the radio while were on the ground, however. Walt was so good at many things, but he couldn’t match my expertise at sounding smooth on the radios, a skill that had been honed sharply with years in fighter squadrons where the slightest radio miscue was grounds for beheading. He understood that and allowed me that luxury. Just to get a sense of what Walt had to contend with, I pulled the radio toggle switches and monitored the frequencies along with him. The predominant radio chatter was from Los Angeles Center, far below us, controlling daily traffic in their sector. While they had us on their scope (albeit briefly), we were in uncontrolled airspace and normally would not talk to them unless we needed to descend into their airspace. We listened as the shaky voice of a lone Cessna pilot asked Center for a readout of his ground speed. Center replied: November Charlie 175, I’m showing you at ninety knots on the ground. Now the thing to understand about Center controllers, was that whether they were talking to a rookie pilot in a Cessna, or to Air Force One, they always spoke in the exact same, calm, deep, professional, tone that made one feel important. I referred to it as the “ Houston Center voice.” I have always felt that after years of seeing documentaries on this country’s space program and listening to the calm and distinct voice of the Houston controllers, that all other controllers since then wanted to sound like that… and that they basically did. And it didn’t matter what sector of the country we would be flying in, it always seemed like the same guy was talking. Over the years that tone of voice had become somewhat of a comforting sound to pilots everywhere. Conversely, over the years, pilots always wanted to ensure that, when transmitting, they sounded like Chuck Yeager, or at least like John Wayne. Better to die than sound bad on the radios. Just moments after the Cessna’s inquiry, a Twin Beech piped up on frequency, in a rather superior tone, asking for his groundspeed. Ah, Twin Beach. I have you at one hundred and twenty-five knots of ground speed. Boy, I thought, the Beechcraft really must think he is dazzling his Cessna brethren. Then out of the blue, a navy F-18 pilot out of NAS Lemoore came up on frequency. You knew right away it was a Navy jock because he sounded very cool on the radios. Center, Dusty 52 ground speed check Before Center could reply, I’m thinking to myself, hey, Dusty 52 has a ground speed indicator in that million dollar cockpit, so why is he asking Center for a readout? Then I got it, ol’ Dusty here is making sure that every bug smasher from Mount Whitney to the Mojave knows what true speed is. He’s the fastest dude in the valley today, and he just wants everyone to know how much fun he is having in his new Hornet. And the reply, always with that same, calm, voice, with more distinct alliteration than emotion: Dusty 52, Center, we have you at 620 on the ground. And I thought to myself, is this a ripe situation, or what? As my hand instinctively reached for the mic button, I had to remind myself that Walt was in control of the radios. Still, I thought, it must be done – in mere seconds we’ll be out of the sector and the opportunity will be lost. That Hornet must die, and die now. I thought about all of our Sim training and how important it was that we developed well as a crew and knew that to jump in on the radios now would destroy the integrity of all that we had worked toward becoming. I was torn. Somewhere, 13 miles above Arizona, there was a pilot screaming inside his space helmet. Then, I heard it. The click of the mic button from the back seat. That was the very moment that I knew Walter and I had become a crew. Very professionally, and with no emotion, Walter spoke: Los Angeles Center, Aspen 20, can you give us a ground speed check? There was no hesitation, and the replay came as if was an everyday request. Aspen 20, I show you at one thousand eight hundred and forty-two knots, across the ground. I think it was the forty-two knots that I liked the best, so accurate and proud was Center to deliver that information without hesitation, and you just knew he was smiling. But the precise point at which I knew that Walt and I were going to be really good friends for a long time was when he keyed the mic once again to say, in his most fighter-pilot-like voice: Ah, Center, much thanks, We’re showing closer to nineteen hundred on the money. For a moment Walter was a god. And we finally heard a little crack in the armor of the Houston Center voice, when L.A. came back with, Roger that Aspen, Your equipment is probably more accurate than ours. You boys have a good one. It all had lasted for just moments, but in that short, memorable sprint across the southwest, the Navy had been flamed, all mortal airplanes on freq were forced to bow before the King of Speed, and more importantly, Walter and I had crossed the threshold of being a crew. A fine day’s work. We never heard another transmission on that frequency all the way to the coast. For just one day, it truly was fun being the fastest guys out there.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Another reason to vote GOPer

Jane Harman, the ranking Democrat on the committee, has protested strongly against the staffer's suspension. Harman for several years has been a responsible member on the committee. But during the course of this calendar year, she has been making more shrill partisan statements and fewer thoughtful critiques. The most likely reason: pressure from the Democratic left.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is said to be determined to replace her with Alcee Hastings, the former federal judge who was impeached by the House for bribery and convicted and removed from office by the Senate

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


"Oh shit, look what I've done," Wynn said, according to Ephron, who gave her account in a blog published on Monday.
Wynn paid $48.4 million for the Picasso in 1997 and had agreed to sell it to art collector Steven Cohen. The $139 million would have been $4 million higher than the previous high for a work of art, according to The New Yorker.

Monday, October 16, 2006

No wonder...

UPDATE: Reader Fred LaSor emails:
I read Huffington's draft of Lamont's concession speech with growing incredulity: the drafter(s) say Lamont should run on speaking out for what he believes in, not what the pollsters advise him to say. If CT's voters want a senator who says what he believes, the choice is evident: Lieberman. There's a candidate who tells it like it is -- so his party abandons him. Who's fooling whom?
And does this mean that so far Lamont has been just a tool of his campaign consultants? Does that explain why he's polling so badly? That's pretty damning, isn't it?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Science myths

The future?

A Christian woman has been banned by British Airways for wearing a small cross necklace to work - while muslims and sikhs are allowed to wear headscarves and turbans.


"Everything that's supposed to be up is down....and everything that's supposed to be down is up......"
This is the earliest it has ever snowed in Detroit. According to the weather service, Oct. 13, 1909, previously held the record.

Yes Virginia...

...there is a difference between DemoCrooks and GOPers. We dump our crooks ASAP.

Ney did not immediately resign from Congress, and within minutes, Republican and Democratic leaders vowed to expel him unless he steps down. The White House also called for Ney's resignation.

Our border with Mexico

I wonder what political party Bhakta represents?

In Brownsville, he witnessed half a dozen men swim under one of the international bridges “with complete immunity” which in turn prompted him to take the immigration issue to the next level. Bhakta decided to see if he could get an elephant accompanied by a six-piece mariachi band across the river. According to his Web site, he is in favor of “sensible immigration reform” and supports a border fence, local law enforcement assistance with immigration laws and the use of the National Guard troops to help the U.S. Border Patrol.“To my surprise, the band played on, the elephants splashed away, and nobody showed up,” Bhakta said of the stunt. “I’m astounded.”

With all due respect

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Russia and China on Thursday opposed tough sanctions the U.S. wants to impose against North Korea this week for its claimed nuclear test, saying they want more time to work out a more moderate response to Pyongyang's nuclear brinkmanship.

In like liars, out like liars....

I listen to them whenever I'm out of town and can get a station. Nasty and not funny is a bad recipe.

Air America Radio, a liberal talk and news radio network, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a network official told the AP.
The network had denied rumors just a month ago that it would file for bankruptcy

Sounds good but.... this legal?

Muskegon's downtown has attracted the interest of a Midland developer, who wants to build a row of townhouse homes on Clay Avenue for those 55 and over.

Crash Sequence of the XB-70

Where do we get such brave men.....
Crash Sequence of the XB-70

YouTube joins liberal MSM

So correct me if I'm wrongI have seen hundreds of YouTube news clips. They are not flagged and removed. So, does this apply only to 17 second conservative clips?What gives?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

A democrat I could vote for!

Democrat Dr. Bob Bowman, a Vietnam combat veteran, is running in my district, Florida District 15, for Congress against Republican Rep. Dave Weldon who has served at the Space Coast's representative since 1994. Dave Weldon won his last reelection with 65% of the vote and seems to not be expecting much of challenge, but recent event have shaken things up, including the scandal involving another Florida Congressman, Mark Foley.
Dr. Bob Bowman recently got a bit of notice in the blogosphere for his views on government complicity in 9/11, and I decided to request an interview. He accepted, and I sent him some questions through e-mail. A request for an interview with Rep. Dave Weldon was unanswered by his campaign staff.
Here's the interview:

Classic liberal democrat
A man who couldn't find steady work came up with a plan to make it through the next few years until he could collect Social Security: He robbed a bank, then handed the money to a guard and waited for police.
On Wednesday, Timothy J. Bowers told a judge a three-year prison sentence would suit him, and the judge obliged.
"At my age, the jobs available to me are minimum-wage jobs. There is age discrimination out there," Bowers, who turns 63 in a few weeks, told Judge Angela White.

YouTube blocked video mocking Clinton administration

Now YouTube has joined the MSM? Say it ani't so......

MEDIA MATTERSYouTube blocked video mocking Clinton administrationLimits imposed on access to clip critical of Albright-run North Korea policy
Posted: October 12, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2006
The popular video-sharing YouTube site, which is being purchased by Google for $1.65 billion, limited access to a political ad that mocks the Clinton administration's policy on North Korea, but contains no profanity, nudity or other factors generally thought objectionable.
The company announced a "flagging" policy change just this week, about the time that a controversial spoof by Republican filmmaker David Zucker depicting former Secretary of State Madeline Albright as a cheerleader for Islamic terrorists started appearing with a warning page in front, requiring verification that a viewer is 18 before the video will appear.
The short film by Zucker, who worked with "Scary Movie 4," "Airplane!" and other comedies, reportedly had been offered to the Republican Party for use as an ad, but it was declined. Then it appeared on the Drudge Report and also on YouTube.
However, after a brief period of accessibility, the verification page started appearing on YouTube. It asked that: "This video may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube's user community. To view this video, please verify you are 18 or older by logging in or signing up." Today the verification page on the spoof was removed.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


“The whole plane has a parachute on it,” Lidle said. “Ninety-nine percent of pilots that go up never have engine failure, and the 1 percent that do usually land it. But if you’re up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly.”

"I'm gonna hold my breath 'til I die!"
Life Imitates 'Team America'

Hans Blix: "I'm sorry, but the U.N. must be firm with you. Let me see your whole palace, or else." Kim Jong Il: "Or else what?" Blix: "Or else we will be very, very angry with you, and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are."--dialogue from "Team America: World Police" (2004)

"The world lined up against North Korea on Monday for staging a nuclear test denounced even by key allies. . . . There was no talk of military action. But the Security Council quickly condemned North Korea's decision to flout a U.N. appeal to cancel the test after the reclusive regime announced it had set off an underground atomic explosion."--Associated Press, Oct. 9, 2006

Another ripoff!
Why is no one offended by the enormous waste of tax dollars on the Michigan Economic Developement TV ads with Jeff Daniels? These are showing all over Michigan TV stations these last few weeks. If they showed them in other states it might be OK but these are clearly political ads to help the democrat governor just before the election. Our tax money thrown away just to help Jennifer. And the ads are horse-hooey! If the business climate in this state was so good we wouldn't need the ads anyway! GOPer or Demo, we all ought to be angry with this waste and slimey skirting of McCain Feingold Campaign finance laws.

Another idiot

They think our growth is bad?

"America is the only industrialised nation in the world experiencing significant population growth," Victoria Markham, the director of the Centre for Environment and Population (CEP), says in a new report. "The nation's relatively high rates of population growth, natural resource consumption and pollution combine to create the largest environmental impact, felt both within the nation and around the world." She adds: " The US has become a 'super-size' nation, with lifestyles reflected in super-sized appetites for food, houses, land and resource consumption. 'More of more' seems to characterise modern-day America - more people than any generation before us experienced, more natural resources being utilised to support everyday life and more major impacts on the natural systems that support life on earth."

"Dirty mouth Rep Bennett!" D-Muskegon

Black voters, listen up! This is what the demos really think!
She said the two of them then argued about the racial makeup of the two local parties, before Bennett allegedly ended the conversation by saying, "I said what I said. Kiss my ass."

"I was stunned," said Harris-Darnell, president of the Muskegon County Black Women's Political Caucus and a former Democrat. "I used to like Doug. I didn't think I would ever hear anything like that come out of his mouth.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sounds OK to me.

If this was a tax paying company things would be worse.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, the fourth diocese across the country to seek financial protection to deal with priest sex abuse cases.

The filing comes less than two weeks before the Iowa diocese defends itself at a trial involving a former priest accused of sexually abusing a high school student.

Bishop William Franklin said the diocese was left with no other alternative to settle more than two dozen claims against priests accused of sexual abuse. He said the move would ensure the financial health of the church.

"Today, the Diocese of Davenport is standing in the moment of a historic event," Franklin wrote in a letter to members posted on the diocese Web site. "While providing just and fair compensation to victims/survivors, we also believe that the decision to reorganize is the best way in which we will be able to continue the Church's

Proof the Demos covered up

No MSM outrage here.

The Republican leadership is lying when they claim that Democrats have engineered an “October Surprise”; there was never a plan undermine the G.O.P. or to destroy Hastert personally, as the speaker has vaingloriously suggested. I know this with absolute certainty because Harper’s was offered the story almost five months ago and decided, after much debate, not to run it here on Washington Babylon.

In May, a source put me in touch with a Democratic operative who provided me with the now-infamous emails that Foley had sent in 2004 to a sixteen-year-old page. He also provided several emails that the page sent to the office of Congressman Rodney Alexander, a Louisiana Republican who had sponsored him when he worked on Capitol Hill. “Maybe it is just me being paranoid, but seriously, This freaked me out,” the page wrote in one email. In the fall of 2005, my source had provided the same material to the St. Petersburg Times—and I presume to The Miami Herald—both which decided against publishing stories.

Nuclear Toast!

Pretty sick

“I just deleted it,” says an official at a Washington-based social-conservative organization. “It looked like junk e-mail.”
“It” is what has become known as The List, a document naming allegedly gay Republican congressional staffers that has been e-mailed to a number of conservative groups in the last few days. According to a report by David Corn, a writer for the left-wing magazine the Nation, anti-Republican “gay politicos” sent the list to several social-conservative organizations — among them Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, and the Southern Baptist Convention — in hopes of setting off “a civil war within the GOP, to turn the anti-gay social cons against the GOP’s Velvet Mafia.”

Clinton’s North Korea Legacy

A recent ad on the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
website opened with the words, “Security Under Bush and GOP?” It
claimed “North Korea has quadrupled its nuclear arsenal,” and included
footage of a tank and North Korea President Kim Jong Il. The ad
ended, “Feel safer? Vote for change.” Democrats have been hoping
we’ll all completely forget history. Yes, North Korea is an incredibly
dangerous nuclear member of the axis of evil, and for that we can thank
Bill Clinton:
In the spring of 1992 brutal North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung
allowed International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] inspectors, led
by none other than Hans Blix, into his country. Kim claimed they
had “a tiny quantity [of plutonium] … far from the amount you
need for a weapon,” reported Blix, according to The Washington Post.
But covert tests showed that the North Koreans had actually
reprocessed massive amounts of plutonium — enough for several
bombs, reports Jasper Becker in the definitive Rogue Regime (Oxford
University Press). When the IAEA asked for access to nuclear waste
sites to investigate further, the North Koreans balked.
In 1993, North Korea declared it would withdraw from the Non-
Proliferation Treaty [NPT] unless certain demands were met: “U.S.
diplomatic recognition, the end of economic sanctions, one million
tons in grain, half a million tons of fuel oil per year … and the delivery
of two light-water reactors worth over $4.5 billion. The Koreans
were quite specific about the sort of reactors they wanted and only
these would do.” notes Becker. Absurd.
By 1994, tensions between North Korea, South Korea, the IAEA, the
UN, and the U.S. were mounting; actual military conflict loomed.

This is a Big deal!

Drive through the "Hood" in any city and see how many "businesses" are "churches". Another way political correctness destroys our society. Sad.
As Exemptions Grow, Religion Outweighs Regulation - New York Times: "As an employer, Ms. White must comply with the civil rights laws; if employees feel mistreated, they can take the center to court.
Religious organizations, including Pastor Fuson's, are protected by the courts from almost all lawsuits filed by their ministers or other religious staff members, no matter how unfairly those employees think they have been treated."

Monday, October 09, 2006

Muskegon's gonna get rich!

If a company can get sued for firing a fat dude, why would any company hire a fat dude?
Steve Pasanski of Bad Axe says co-workers and supervisors used to tease him about his weight, and the company eventually fired him because he was obese.
Unlike workers in any other state, Pasanski -- who weighed more than 360 pounds when he was let go -- had the law on his side.
He sued Continental Rentals Inc. in federal court, using Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act -- the only state law that bans discrimination on the basis of weight. A jury in Bay City awarded Pasanski $284,000 in damages.

Into the mind of a Democrat voter

A LTE in The Muskegon Chronicle
If you are rich or are an employer, you should definitely vote for Dick DeVos. If you make less than $100,000 per year and you are an employee, you should vote for Jennifer Granholm.
Think back. Has anything good ever happened to an employee or a middle-class person in a Republican administration? The answer is no.
Dick DeVos' plan for creating jobs is such a secret that he will not reveal it until elected. The reason being that he couldn't be elected if he reveals it before the election.

However, if you remember, his wife Betsy revealed their plan a year ago when she said the people of Michigan "make too much money." That seems a tad bit disingenuous coming from a billionaire. She also said that Michigan should quickly move to become a right-to-work state.
Here is his plan. As soon as he is elected, he will quickly try to make Michigan a right-to-work state. A right-to-work state is a state where an employer that has union employees may also hire non-union people to do the same job. This will basically eliminate unions. Unions are employees who fight to be treated fairly and paid a living wage. Without unions looking out for the workers, Dick can take a job paying $18 an hour and make two jobs paying $9 an hour.
That's his plan, folks, plain and simple. Then, because the one thing Republicans hate even more than labor unions, are taxes based on income. He will quickly move to eliminate those kinds of taxes.
Republicans love taxes where the poor people have to pay the same amount as the rich. Those are called regressive taxes. So, he will probably raise the sales tax like Engler did. He may even do like other right-to-work states do and put sales taxes on food. He may even raise the gas tax. Republicans like the idea that a poor person has to work four hours to fill his gas tank but a rich person only has to work about 15 minutes.
If what his wife said is true, this is his plan. If you like it, go for it.
Remember, the most powerful non-union country on Earth is Communist China. In the '60s, we were so fearful of the spread on Communism that we sent 58,000 Americans to die in Vietnam in an effort to stop the encroachment of Communism.
Dick DeVos hires these Communist Chinese because China is the perfect right-to-work state. So did Wal-Mart's Sam Walton. And George Bush thinks that is just fine, too.

I guess we sorta forgot these quotes

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." - President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq'sweapons of mass destruction program." - President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998 " Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." - Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998 "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." - Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 "We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq 's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." - Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry ( D - MA), and others Oct. 9, 1998 "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998 "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." - Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999 "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be! back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a illicit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." - Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001 "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them." - Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002 "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 " Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002 "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons...." - Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002 "I will be voting to give the President o! f the Un ited States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002 "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years We also should remember w! e have a lways underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002 "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do." - Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002 "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapon stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002 "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002 "Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation .. And now he is miscalculating America 's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003 SO NOW THESE SAME DEMOCRATS SAY PRESIDENT BUSH LIED, THAT THERE NEVER WERE ANY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, AND THAT HE TOOK US TO WAR UNECESSARILY !

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I missed this on the MSM

BBC NEWS Americas Mass Venezuela opposition rally: "The march, which filled the main avenues of the city centre, was the biggest opposition rally Venezuela has seen since early 2004. "

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The American Thinker

The American Thinker: "As time passes, it is increasingly clear that the ABC News report which started the Foley firestorm is odorous and I'm not talking Chanel."

No liberal media?

This is fantastic news the liars (redundant) in the MSM don't want you to know! Disgusting!

Back Talk: Update on the Federal Budget Deficit: "At 1.9 percent of gross domestic product, the 2006 deficit registers far below those seen in the 1980s and early 1990s. The modern record of 6 percent of GDP came in 1983 and deficits greater than 4 percent in 1991 and 1992 drove Congress to embark on a 1993 deficit-cutting drive. "

Friday, October 06, 2006

Unemployment down!

MSM depressed!
Job data offers mixed reading of economy: "The unemployment rate last month dipped to 4.6 percent even though the number of new jobs was disappointing, a sign the economy is slowing but in no danger of stalling as Election Day nears.
Employers added 51,000 jobs to the nation's payrolls, the fewest new hires in 11 months a tally well short of the 120,000 positions private analysts predicted.
Job gains for both July and August turned out to be stronger than first estimated, however, and that blunted some of the sting. As it turned out, there were some 62,000 more jobs created in the summer than previously reported."

Who'd of guessed?

The liberal MSM was too busy to report this bit of good news.
BREITBART.COM - Budget Deficit Drops to $250 Billion: "The federal budget estimate for the fiscal year just completed dropped to $250 billion, congressional estimators said Friday, as the economy continues to fuel impressive tax revenues.
The Congressional Budget Office's latest estimate is $10 billion below CBO predictions issued in August and well below a July White House prediction of $296 billion.
The improving deficit picture _ Bush predicted a $423 billion deficit in his February budget _ has been driven by better-than-expected tax receipts, especially from corporate profits, CBO said. "

Thursday, October 05, 2006

RealClearPolitics - Articles - Suicidal Hand-Wringing

RealClearPolitics - Articles - Suicidal Hand-Wringing: "Even with a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon and the prospect that its nuclear weapons will end up in the hands of international terrorists that it has been sponsoring for years, many in the media and in the government that is supposed to protect us have been preoccupied with whether we are being nice enough to the terrorists in our custody."

Attacked! Why We Love To Hate The Referee: What Color Are You?

Attacked! Why We Love To Hate The Referee: What Color Are You?: " This is my favorite week of the football year.
The Michigan - Michigan State game. The Paul Bunyan Trophy. "

JS Online:

JS Online:: "Milwaukee's taverns and nightclubs could be required to install security cameras to keep an eye on customers both inside and outside, under an ordinance proposed by downtown Ald. Bob Bauman."

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Sensible Mom: Stock Market At All-Time High, But....

Sensible Mom: Stock Market At All-Time High, But....: "From the Chicago Tribune here's a Debbie Downer article about the stock market surge headlined, 'As Dow Surges, Many Left Behind.' Get your kleenexes ready:
'In current dollars, the economy is more than a third larger than six years ago, with gross domestic product, or annual output of goods and services, exceeding $13 trillion. Joblessness still is low at 4.7 percent.

But much has changed about the U.S. economy since the boom and the subsequent bust. Inequality within American society has grown. The budget deficit is looming as a major problem as the Baby Boomers begin to retire. Health-care costs have skyrocketed. The savings rate is negative as people go deeper in debt or use home equity loans to pay for "

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Did Democrats Page Mark Foley? - Yahoo! News

Did Democrats Page Mark Foley? - Yahoo! News: "Scandal: Right after Mark Foley was revealed to have had inappropriate e-mail conversations with a 16-year-old page, he resigned and checked into rehab. Now, what did Democrats know, and when did they know it? "

Monday, October 02, 2006

Works and Days: America and its Discontents

Works and Days: America and its Discontents: "Jimmy Carter, the subject of the last blog, almost immediately was back in the news claiming that the United States was one of the world�s great abusers of civil rights (I wonder how our internecine body count in Plains, Georgia stacks up with that in Rwanda, Kosovo, or Dafur?). He adds that all Presidents�except the current one�have been supporters of human rights.
In his dotage, Carter is proving once again that he is as malicious and mean-spirited a public figure as he is historically ignorant. And for all his sanctimonious Christian veneer, and fly-fishing, �aw shucks blue-jeans image, he can�t hide an essentially ungracious and unkind soul. "

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Olbermann Watch: The 18-Second Gap

Olbermann Watch: The 18-Second Gap: "The 18-Second Gap
On Friday, Countdown reported on the latest allegations against George Allen. We noted that they did so by rerunning a report that aired Thursday on Hardball. David Shuster interviewed a woman who said she heard Allen using racial slurs.
But as we revealed exclusively on Olbermann Watch, the Countdown version differed from the original Hardball broadcast in one significant respect. Snipped from the taped piece were a series of questions that revealed the political affiliation of accuser Pat Waring. We will disclose now what Keith Olbermann did not want you to hear.
From the transcript of Thursday's Hardball, this is the exchange that was censored from Friday's night's Hour of Spin:
SHUSTER: You volunteer, you acknowledge you are a registered Democrat.
WARING: I am indeed.
SHUSTER: You volunteer at the local Democratic office?
SHUSTER: Once a week?
WARING: Once a week,
SHUSTER: Couple hours?
SHUSTER: What do you do for them?
WARING I sit there and answer the phone and give people signs.
Obviously, MSNBC believed that the partisan bias of the accuser was relevant if viewers were to fairly assess her credibility. Just as obviously, somebody decided that this exchange, roughly 18 seconds long, had to be removed when the piece was shown on Countdown. Result: the accuser's background as a Democrat activist was never disclosed to the audience.
Who ordered that a pre-taped piece should be sent back to the editing bay, just to remove these particular 18 seconds? Was it notorious quote-doctorer Shuster who decided this report should be doctored? If so, why a special, edited version just for Countdown? Or is it more likely that the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann "

Russian Jet Crash - Google Video

Russian Jet Crash - Google Video