Friday, July 28, 2006
County Commissioner Lewis Cheek Will Not Pursue DA's Job
"DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Nifong is trying to reassure voters that he's the man for the job a day after a potential challenger said he won't pursue the district attorney job.
Nifong admitted Friday that there's some justification to criticism about how he handled the media with the Duke case."
Gee Mike, you think?
Does this mean you are going to drop the charges against those INNOCENT Duke students and apologize to them as loudly as you unjustly accused them? Does that mean you are going to prosecute the so-called victim for making false statements?
Wonder how much it cost to persuade Cheek not to run against him?
Nifong appears to be among the most incompetent politicians in the country up against some seriously heavy competition!
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Senator Reid victim of identity theft
About $2,000 charged to minority leader's MasterCard
From Ted BarrettCNN Washington Bureau
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid discovered this week he was the victim of identity theft after someone used his MasterCard number to charge about $2,000 at a Wal-Mart and other stores in Monroe, North Carolina.
The Nevada Democrat said he found out someone had obtained the number after opening his bill Tuesday night.
"It's not a tremendous inconvenience for me," he said. "I won't have to pay it."
But Reid said he is steamed about the fact the perpetrator likely will never be caught. "Something has to be done," he said, holding up his now-deactivated card.
Reid said he does not know how someone obtained the number or whether he has been the victim of a broader identity theft -- a problem that affects millions of Americans every year."
Identity theft is a serious problem and one that is growing. I cannot help but wonder though:
(a) How does it feel, Senator Reid, to suffer the kinds of problems the rest of us deal with daily? Oh, it isn't going to inconvenience you at all? Well, sir, it inconveniences us in myriad ways - so once again, you just aren't one of your constituents by any means, are you?
(b) Harry, I believe the people who are responsible for the "something" that has to be done are - let me think - YOU you worthless p.o.s.!
Clearly I do not feel sorry for Senator Harry Reid.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The Israelis have now uncovered a most substantial cache of weapons and other sophisticated equipment provided to Hezbollah by Iran and Syria. Surprise, surprise? Not likely.
And still the left-leaning liberal cowards of the Democratic Party have their knickers in a knot wanting someone to please stop the killing! If the murdering lunatics of Hezbollah had stopped THEIR killing some 20-30 years ago, none of this would be happening now.
Just ONCE I would like to see the leftwingnuts be on the side of OUR OWN COUNTRY and ISRAEL for a change. Doesn't their endless anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism embarrass them even a trifle?
A reminder for those wusses on the left: The Islamofascists want to kill EVERYONE (and that includes liberal leftist cowards) who are not practicing their precise brand of Islam - worldwide. This is an easy concept if you just take a deep breath and try really, really hard. I promise, your brain will not leak out your left ear if you make the effort.
This is America. This is the country that has a cowboy for President and is damned glad of it. I will NOT apologize for George W. Bush to anyone. I am proud of my country and I am proud of my president. If you don't like it - go read another blog!
“To put it bluntly, Republicans support Bolton's nomination precisely because of his clarity of thought and speech -- and his unapologetic representation of America's interests. Democrats oppose him because they sympathize with the negative view of Bolton held by foreign envoys who have anything but the best interests of the United States in mind. If it bothers you that we have a staunch defender of America's interests serving as our ambassador to the United Nations and believe, instead, that we should routinely subordinate our interests to other nations openly hostile to us and contemptuous of the very idea of human rights, then you, too, should join the liberal chorus against confirmation of this fine public servant.” (David Limbaugh)
This country is our home and our responsibility and John Bolton takes his duties to both seriously. He has no patience with fools and knaves and heaven knows the U.N. is almost entirely populated with those.
Mr. Bolton does not consider it worthwhile for our nation to take moral advice from such financially and morally bankrupt nations as France, or human rights advice from someplace like China, Cuba or Libya – all flagrant human rights violators.
When is it supposed to have become passé to believe in this country – its purpose and promise? If one listened to most Democrats, this is no longer politically correct. And folks, if that is political correctness then I say – screw political correctness.
This nation is the hope of the world – and always has been. The minute we allow ourselves to forget our origins and our hopes for the future, that hope will be doomed, for ourselves and for others around the world.
If we can’t just kick these world-weary cynics out of our country altogether (and I wish we would), then John Bolton is the next best temporary measure. It is high time this great nation stopped apologizing for itself and started standing tall and proclaiming that if they don’t like us, they don’t have to meet here or take our money any longer!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Mind you - there are a few words that might offend a few delicate souls!
My sister sent me this from her friend Juan in California:
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry & that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again.
I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy who was behind her.
Horrified, she asked if I'd been poisoned. I told her no; I'd been sitting in the street licking my balls and a car hit me.
Monday, July 24, 2006
The ABA group, which includes a one-time FBI director and former federal appeals court judge, said the president has overstepped his authority in attaching challenges to hundreds of new laws.
The attachments, known as bill-signing statements, say Bush reserves a right to revise, interpret or disregard measures on national security and constitutional grounds.
"This report raises serious concerns crucial to the survival of our democracy," said the ABA's president, Michael Greco. "If left unchecked, the president's practice does grave harm to the separation of powers doctrine, and the system of checks and balances that have sustained our democracy for more than two centuries."”
I think it is far more likely that the American Bar Association would pose a threat to our REPUBLIC and its laws than would the President of the United States. The ABA (well-known bastion of trial attorneys and no friend to the center or the right) has shown neither friendship nor favor to the President of the United States.
Now, apparently, the ABA is setting itself up as a body superior to the United States Supreme Court.
Here’s a clue: THE ABA DOESN’T DECIDE the constitutionality of our nation’s laws. The U.S. Supreme Court has that happy task. In the meantime, I would suggest that the ABA address the numerous excesses committed by its trial lawyer members on a daily basis and quit putting its nose in where it doesn’t belong.
Bunch of arrogant asshats! To quote friend Marty: "I hate lawyers!"
According to the poll results published in yesterday's Columbus Dispatch, both Ted Strickland and Sherrod Brown are leading in the races for Ohio Governor and Mike DeWine's U.S. Senate seat from Ohio.
Is this what Ohio voters really want? I don't know much about Sherrod Brown (but I will be researching him), but I DO KNOW that Mike DeWine is doing a very good job for Ohioans. A much better job than his colleague, the ever disappointing George Voinovich.
As to Strickland, here are some FACTS about this candidate that he is not publicizing:
Is this the best the Ohio Democratic Party can come up with?
Here is a brief introduction to Ted Strickland. Remember, he is running as a "former Methodist minister, psychologist, congressman, and husband" (latest radio ad running on Christian radio). I have provided links for those of you who would like to check the source of this information. I encourage you to forward this to friends and others who would like to know about the Democrat candidate for governor.
Strickland, age 65, married at the age of 46. He and his wife live in different states. He lives in Ohio and DC, she lives in Kentucky. The Stricklands have no children. http://pullinsreport.blogspot.com/2006/06/article-adds-fire-to-strickland-gay.html
Although Strickland is introduced in virtually every forum as a "former Methodist minister," he is not a member of any church, and attends church only occasionally. http://www.daytondailynews.com/project/content/project/faith-in-politics/
Strickland is running as a "moderate Methodist minister," I assume his campaign would list any church employment prominently. None is.
Strickland worked at the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Home, apparently in the late 1960's. It is unclear how many years he worked there. Although many sources claim he was the "Director" of the home, his website has been changed to report that he was only "an administrator." http://www.tedstrickland.com/content/26/about-ted-strickland
While doing graduate work at the University of Kentucky in the early '80's, Strickland became a part-time prison psychologist at the Lucasville federal prison. He became a part-time assistant professor of psychology at Shawnee State in 1989. Apparently, he did held both positions part-time until he was elected to Congress in 1992. The infamous Lucasville prison riots were in 1993.
Strickland left "the ministry" no later than 1980. He was first elected to Congress in 1992. Despite this gap of at least 12 years, Strickland's current 2006 website claims he is simply "on leave from the ministry."
Overview: As a single man, Strickland ran for Congress in 1976, 1978, and 1980. He lost each election. Some have suggested it was "not helpful" to run for Congress in the 1970's as a single man in your late 30's. Strickland married at the age of 46. He was elected to Congress in 1992, but was a "Contract With America" casualty in 1994 after voting for huge tax increases and helping Hillary Clinton push her national health care plan. He was elected again in 1996, and has been in office ever since. http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060416/NEWS09/604160666
Work ethic: Strickland has missed more House votes than all but two (2) representatives. http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/109/house/vote-missers/
Effectiveness: Strickland is ranked the #402 "most effective" Congressman, and ranked the #430 "most influential" out of 438 listed representatives. http://www.congress.org/congressorg/power_rankings/overall.tt (Great website, by the way.)
Strickland's ranking is lower than a non-voting delegate from Samoa. In other words, the man who wants to be lead Ohio as Governor is one of the least effective members of Congress, even after 12 years in office.
Voting record: Strickland boasts a 95% ranking for 2005 from the liberal Americans for Democratic Action. Proving that 2005 was not a fluke, here are Strickland's scores for previous years. See if you can identify a trend in Strickland's voting record!
2005 - 95% http://www.adaction.org/ADATodayVR2005.pdf
2004 - 95% http://www.adaction.org/ADATodayVR2004.pdf
2003 - 95% http://www.adaction.org/2003housevr.htm
2002 - 90% http://www.adaction.org/2002VotingRecord.pdf
2001 - 90% http://www.adaction.org/2001VotingRecord.pdf
2000 - 90% http://www.adaction.org/2000.pdf
1999 - 85% http://www.adaction.org/1999.pdf
1998 - 85% http://www.adaction.org/1998.pdf
1997 - 75% http://www.adaction.org/1997.pdf
1994 - 85% http://www.adaction.org/1994.pdf
1993 - 85% http://www.adaction.org/1993.pdf
Information compiled by:
Social Conservative Coordinator
Ohio Republican Party
Tell me again - why is this man a good candidate? I don't get it. And I don't think Ohio deserves to get HIM as governor!
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Given the current state of play, my attitude is that the Israelis should continue doing what they are doing until both Hamas and Hezbollah are eradicated from this planet. Failing that, until they are so decimated by the Israeli attacks that it is many generations before they can regroup and rearm. And, in the meantime, it's time for all the nations of the Western world to make the message unmistakeably clear to Syria and Iran that further encouragement of Hamas and Hezbollah will lead to our nation considering a nuclear option vis-a-vis these two troublemaking lunatic theocracies/nations.
The bottom line is that Islam wants to conquer the entire world. They have never made a secret of it - EVER. They aren't making a secret of it now. So it's time for the entire Western world (all of whom are threatened, whether they are whiney surrender junkies are not) to show some cojones and once and for all, put these evildoers in their place. And it is equally time for us to do so in order to demonstrate to the "dear leader" in North Korea, the consequences of continued intransigence.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
“The greatest mistake Israel could make at the moment is to forget that Israel itself is a mistake. It is an honest mistake, a well-intentioned mistake, a mistake for which no one is culpable, but the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism...”
What in the name of anything reasonable is this befuddled creature smoking!? Richard, darling, did you graduate GRADE SCHOOL? And if you did, were you ever listening in class?
The Jewish people have been in the area that now comprises Israel for some 3,500 years! And lest you have forgotten, Islam was invented some 900 YEARS after Jesus walked this earth! It is the murdering, bloodthirsty, fanatical sociopathic Muslims that are the latecomers to the party!
What, did you think that if you just put together a foolishness like this article in today’s WaPo that the Muslims wouldn’t notice your last name and would, therefore, spare you any inconvenience (like death)?
You do not understand still that the Islamofascists want to destroy ALL non-Muslims, do you?
That is what makes you an IDIOT!
There’s an article in today’s Guardian (UK) where it reports a study that shows that “The research found that 40% of Muslims blamed anti-Islamic feelings on the media, while 74% of non-Muslims blamed Islamophobia on the 9/11 bombings.”
Gosh, isn’t that interesting? I thought that distrust and dislike of Islam stemmed from their desire to – oh, I don’t know – kill everyone who IS NOT a Muslim!
If the mainstream media reported EVERYTHING horrific done by Muslims to non-Muslims (like bombing school buses, beheading innocent civilians, flying planes into office buildings), the State of Israel would not be having to fight OUR fight for us alone – trying to eradicate Hezbollah and Hamas lunatic murdering scum – half the population of this country would be volunteering to help with the project.
What I don’t get is how on earth the liberals and the “peace at any price” wusses in this country can justify their attitude. Have they honestly never really read and understood history? It didn’t work for Neville Chamberlain's government when he tried to proclaim “Peace in our time!” after Chamberlain’s attempts to appease Adolf Hitler. Kissing the butt of a bully NEVER works. The bully is just going to escalate until you smack him down firmly and unmistakably.
And to you confused Muslims in Britain – here’s the deal – as long as your co-religionist go around the world threatening the lives and security of non-Muslims, we aren’t going to think too highly of you and you should NOT wonder why!
Religion of peace my Aunt Fanny!
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I have concluded, after sober consideration, that Mike Nifong of Durham, N.C. is a boneheaded baboon. Does anyone know where he got his law degree? Was mail order involved?
Okay, seriously folks, here’s the official stats on this guy from his website:
“A life-long resident of North Carolina, District Attorney Mike Nifong was born in Wilmington, where he graduated from New Hanover High School. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Herbert W. Jackson scholarship, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B. degree in Political Science in 1971.
Although he had decided on an eventual career in law while still in high school, Nifong worked for his first year after graduation from UNC as a teacher of mathematics and boys’ physical education in Southport. This was followed by a three-year stint as a social worker with the New Hanover County Department of Social Services in Wilmington before he finally enrolled in the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1975.
Upon graduation from the UNC School of Law and admission to the North Carolina Bar in 1978, Nifong sought a position as an Assistant District Attorney on the theory that it would be the best ticket to what he foresaw as a career in litigation. Initially unable to find such a job within the geographic confines of his search area, he volunteered to serve as an unpaid attorney with the District Attorney’s Office in Durham beginning in October 1978. That choice proved to be fortuitous, as District Attorney Dan K. Edwards, Jr., quickly secured funds to pay him on a full-time per diem basis.”
So those who are claiming (as if this would be a badge of honor) that he’s a graduate of Harvard Law clearly don’t have their facts about Mike Nifong straight. The information on his own website indicate that he was no superstar in law school. The superstars get recruited by the big law firms. As to the suggestion that Mike Nifong belongs to MENSA? I belong to that organization and have for nearly 40 years. You would not BELIEVE the characters the organization attracts and the complete lack of life skills that affect far too many of its membership. They are brilliant, that’s a given. But able to cope on a day-to-day basis. A certain amount of impairment is noticeable.
Mike Nifong doesn’t seem to be getting ANY facts straight about the so-called rape “victim” in the prosecution (persecution seems more and more likely) of three Duke University lacrosse players.
Nifong has been parsimonious in doling out the discovery materials to the defense attorneys for the three hapless victims of what I consider to be Nifong’s re-election scam, but sufficient details have emerged that show (in my opinion) conclusively that Nifong has no case and that “Precious” the “stripper” is lying through her teeth. We KNOW she had sex that night – and we know with whom. And they (apparently there were 3 “suitors” involved) weren’t WHITE and they didn’t go to DUKE and they didn’t play LACROSSE. And theirs is the ONLY DNA in evidence.
And now new evidence has emerged from the alleged victim’s cell phone records (records Prosecutor Nifong was curiously reluctant to release, although he is legally bound to do so), that she was ON HER CELL PHONE talking to her escort service during the time period when she claims she was being raped. Uh huh! And she never mentioned to whoever was on the other end of the line that she was having a spot of trouble? Yeah, right!
Prosecutor Nifong was extremely chatty during the time period leading up to the primary election and has been strangely reticent since then. Why is that, I wonder? Or maybe I don’t wonder at all.
What all of this has put into my mind is the prevalence of rape accusations and molestation accusations that have been bandied about so freely during the last 15-20 years. Women have discovered that, thanks to some over-the-top feminist rhetoric that has been published over the past 25 years, many women consider ALL MEN to be rapists. And there is power in being able to impose your will on someone who is physically stronger and perhaps more powerful in the eyes of the world by means of a false allegation of paternity, domestic abuse, child abuse or rape. And while I fully and completely understand that many of the shield laws were put in place to protect women’s reputations, maybe we’ve taken that just a tad too far? I guess what I’m saying is if the ACCUSER’S identity in one of these cases is shielded, then unless and until there is a CONVICTION in a court of law, shouldn’t the ACCUSED’S identity be protected as well? Because even one instance such as the current Durham persecution of three almost-certainly innocent college boys is one too many.
Finally, once again we come down to the simple notion that every right has a corresponding RESPONSIBILITY. So these kinds of allegations should not be made, prosecuted or publicized rashly and without basis.
That seems like a simple bit of common sense to me. What’s your take on it?
Monday, July 10, 2006
John Edwards apparently still wants to be President of the United States. The former senator, who most agree would not have won re-election to a second Senate term in his own state and who was part of the failed Kerry-Edwards Presidential Ticket in 2004 and even then was unable to deliver South Carolina to the ticket, is busily wooing (but perhaps not wooing?) voters in Iowa.
Senator Edwards' platform appears to have fighting poverty as a central plank. Shades of Lyndon Baines Johnson! Everything old really is new again.
We have spent trillions of dollars fighting poverty for at least the last 40-50 years. And today, just as many people are still poor. So how's your program any different Senator? No answer? Kinda thought not! If Democrats during the Johnson years, when they were the majority in both Houses of Congress, were unable to win the War on Poverty, what makes this self-promoting huckster believe that he can do better?
Leftwing Democrats dearly love to appeal to class envy in their campaigns. Their adherents may not have consciously bought into the leftwing ideology of soaking the productive to support the non-productive, but they are quite comfortable benefiting from that ethos. Wonder what the too-slick-by-half Edwards would respond if someone suggested to him that a great deal of poverty exists because of poor life choices and a general lack of ambition?
My friend Marty loves to watch "Law and Order", particularly the SVU franchise. Inevitably, halfway through the program (usually when the suspect is being arraigned and his defense attorney is trying to make the prosecution's life unbearable), Marty will pronounce "I hate lawyers!" with some force. John Edwards is the kind of lawyer who cause people like Marty to feel that way. Edwards is glib, utterly cynical, and his sincerity would fit on the head of a pin with enough room left over for Bill Clinton's morality and a Hollywood agent's integrity! We have already rejected him for public office. It would be seemly of him to just go away! But like many who are so-called public figures, he doesn't have the common sense to know when to relieve us of his presence.
John Edwards, Breck girl extraordinaire, your 15 minutes are up! If you would so kindly take Cindy Sheehan, Howard Dean, Jimmy Carter, John Murtha, Francois Kerry and Harry Reid by the hand and all then all of you could just fade back into obscurity whence you came. You would then have at least made a small contribution to the America you claim to love.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
I am now convinced that Pinch Sulzberger, Bill Keller and their colleagues at the New York Times will only be satisfied when the newspaper goes bankrupt and ceases to publish or when they have been arrested, tried and convicted of treason. That is the only explanation I can come up with as to what is driving the management of this once-great newspaper to proceed along their current course of dangerously poor judgment.
Over the years, the New York Times has displayed an increasingly left-wing bent, while also melding fact reporting and opinion pieces on an almost daily basis, on every page of the paper. And there have been times when they have published “top secret” governmental materials which any reasonably sane and patriotic American knows should not have been done. When they published the story about the top secret SWIFT program, however, I believe the newspaper moved from really risky business into the area of downright treason, while at the same time endangering the lives of each and every American citizen – but PRIMARILY those on the East and West Coasts of this country (the terrorists’ prime targets). What could they possibly be thinking?
And now they have gone one step further in their recklessness by publishing the locations of the homes of the Vice President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense, among others. Is it their intention to generate a terrorist attack upon these public officials? Do they wish to point a deranged bunch of killers at the Secretary of Defense? Or are the editors of the NYT so steeped in arrogance that they feel that anything THEY wish to print is fit to print?
When are the people of this country going to rise up and let these useful idiots know that their behavior is no longer to be tolerated? The sooner the better would work for me!