Saturday, June 07, 2003

Eric did his normal bang-up job with this month's "Smarter Harper's Index."

Graham Destroys Own Election Bid with Logic



"So many of the things we want to do depend on that prestige," Graham said. "We're not going to get countries to join us in an effective war on terrorism unless they basically respect our leadership."


Bush should use that statement to support his '04 bid. Not even a dopehead like Chirac would respect Graham, that completely idiotic pinhead.

Whacking Day is one of the most interesting daily blog reads for my tastes - I do like the motorcycles.

I think I might be getting duped, but what's up with the current link result? "Is Whacking Day Over?" Where's the blog? Is this a hacker or is it a clever marketing ploy. I think I am too stupid to figure it out.

We Need that Pit Cam


While we're on the racing topic, this is my kind of diversity.

UPDATE: Here's the story on their travails - Not bad, I say:

Shawna Robinson was a lap down when she left pit road for the first time Friday night, but the problem wasn't caused by NASCAR's first all-female pit crew. It was a mistake by the driver.

Robinson jumped the start in the Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway and had to come in for a stop-and-go penalty. She lost the lap while on pit road.

"I was just so fired up for doing well that I messed up and started too soon,'' Robinson said.

The seven-woman pit crew went over the wall three times, all during caution periods of the O'Reilly 400 to change two tires and add gas to the No. 49 Team Texas Chevrolet. While the stops weren't fast, they never cost Robinson position on the track.

"I really felt like I let these girls down. The only mistakes made out there were my fault,'' Robinson said. "But this is just a start for us. These girls were awesome.''

Robinson finished 18th in the 36-truck field, five laps behind winner Brendan Gaughan, who won at Texas for the third straight time.

"Now we know we can do it, no question about it,'' said gasman Gail Stracener.

I'll bet Gail is a good gasman.

Shithead Confesses


Suspend the idiot.

Jeff Gordon is sorry he wrecked Sterling Marlin twice in the last three weeks, and acknowledges that he probably has become a more aggressive driver.

Impossible as it may seem, he's become even more of a dickhead.

The four-time Winston Cup champion accepts responsibility for crashes that spun out Marlin in the non-points NASCAR all-star race and again last Sunday in Dover, Del. They oppose each other again Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

"I apologized for getting into him," Gordon said. "It was not intentional."

But Marlin wasn't convinced.

"Two times in the last three weeks?" he asked rhetorically. "He's a better racer than that."

But at least there are still some good people in the sport:

After making repairs and returning to the race in Dover, Marlin had a chance to retaliate, but declined as Gordon lapped him.

"It's in the back of your mind, but still, it ain't the right thing to do," Marlin said.

A Good Reason to Avoid Wal-Mart


Hillary will be polluting the aisles:

Hillary at Wal-Mart

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's Washington-area book-signing to launch publication of her memoir will not be held at one of the capital's tony book stores but at a Wal-mart in the Virginia suburbs.

Clinton is scheduled at the Fair Lakes shopping center in Fairfax County Wednesday at 7 p.m. To schedule a marketing event for a $28-a-copy book at a Wal-mart suggests publisher Simon and Schuster is going beyond the usual book-reading public to sell the million printed copies of "Living History." Wal-mart is based in Arkansas.

A footnote: Clinton, serving her third year in the Senate, is at the forefront of Democrats to an unusual degree for a junior senator. She has helped lead the apparently successful effort to extend child tax credits to people who do not earn enough to pay federal income taxes.

Fat Slags


Via NRO, Hitchens on the Dixie Chicks:

...At the debate a few hours earlier, he lost his temper when someone asked about country band the Dixie Chicks and the flak they copped for criticising George W. Bush's Iraq policy.

"Each day they dig up dead bodies in personal death camps run by a Caligula dictator," Hitchens shouted, "and I'm being asked to worry about these fucking fat slags - do me a favour!" The debate broke up soon after.

Some Appreciation, Some Disgust


Being in the business of stopping the fraudsters, I fail to see some of the humor of this piece - Follow the screen progression to the end. On the other hand, it is pretty damn funny. Discovered via Whackingday.

Friday, June 06, 2003

Am I a link blogger?
Pejman rocks with his post on the Senate Dim Obstructionists.
The Grouchy Old Cripple pointed to an excellent Boortz column. Good guess! It is indeed about taxes and socialism via the Dims redistribution strategies - The welfare queen robbing America...
Geoffrey is always spot-on, and he pointed toward the Dancing Bush Trick that he stole from someone else...Lots of stealing going on...
I am thankful for people like Dr. Luskin. Some of us just shake our heads at Krugman's filth, but Dr. Luskin aims and fires at the lying bastard.

Here's Your All-American Icon


Kmart:Bankrupt; Martha:Jail

Tellingly, Stewart wasn't indicted for insider trading in ImClone Systems shares, though the SEC did sue her and Peter Bacanovic, her broker at Merrill Lynch, on that ground. At a press conference yesterday in southern Manhattan, James Comey, the U.S. attorney for Manhattan, said that indicting her for insider trading would have been "unprecedented" in the case of a "piggyback" trade, where a broker tells a client (Stewart) what to do based on what he learned from another client (Sam Waksal, former CEO of ImClone, who has pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges stemming from the investigation). Comey said he "exercised his discretion" not to indict and "deferred to the SEC."

But Comey could not ignore, he said, repeated lying to the SEC, repeated lying to shareholders and conspiracy to obstruct justice, which included the physical alteration of documents. He denied the case was about Stewart's considerable wealth and celebrity. "This case is about lying, lying to the FBI, lying to the SEC, lying to investigators," Comey said. He called it a "tragedy," but added, "It's a tragedy that could have been prevented if these two people had only done what parents have told their children for years." That is, when you are in a jam, don't try to con your way out of it.

She is a very rotten human, don't you doubt that. Her defenders are the same people who defended Clinton's lawlessness, but at least the justice system is dealing with her.

90% Crap, Part Neuf


I figure I'm crap if Jay get's on Acidman's link list, but I'm still delisted. Crap, I'm telling you, mine is crap, crap. Jay is fine, but I don't figure I'm doing too badly for a part-part-time blogger.

James Madison Knew the Threat of the Leftists


Great quote via The Federalist:

"...[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."

--James Madison

And an unusual perspective on the abortion bomber arrest:

While Jihadis were settling into our suburbs and planning terrorist attacks for 9-11, Janet Reno tasked a third of U.S. law enforcement, at a cost of $30 million, to the mountains of North Carolina to search for a nut who is suspected of bombing an abortion clinic -- in other words, to make a big statement about protecting abortion at the expense of 3000 Americans who died on 9-11.

I'm not sure all of that is Reno's fault, but it is an interesting perspective on decision-making and resource allocation. As they say, it took 5 years to find the bomber but Bush is a screw-off for missing bin Laden in a 18-month world-wide search...

The Rule of Law Threatens Your Civil Liberties


The Dims relativism and sick hatred of Bush creates incredibly poor judgment, Ms. Malkin points to this at the end of her piece on the Ashcroft storm:

The media elite may remain stubbornly oblivious to the dire consequences of winking at violations of immigration laws. The families of the murdered Sept. 11 victims can't afford that academic luxury. Yet, under the headline "Mr. Ashcroft's abuses," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch {Gephardt Country} piled on: "Normally, immigrants with minor visa violations aren't arrested. But in the wake of Sept. 11, the Justice Department tried to deny the men bond and adopted a 'hold until cleared' policy."

Do these critics really believe that turning all the illegal alien detainees loose before running thorough criminal and terrorist background checks would have been the ideal choice in the aftermath of Sept. 11? And wouldn't all these editorial know-it-alls be the first to complain if Ashcroft allowed the release of a single detainee who turned out to be a terrorist? The squawking never ceases.

Ashcroft is in the Damned if you, Damned if you don't position - You prosecute criminals, you're violating their rights; you don't prosecute and innocent civilians are getting killed by terrorists - but he is leading with values rather than the moral relativism of polls, so he can't go wrong.

Right Wing Drunks Stifling Punks on Left


CNSNews covered a commie lovefest...A ouple of interesting highlights:

"I turn on the radio, and I hear these talk shows with right wing drunks calling in, and I ask myself, where are our drunks?" Faux said. But, he added: "The advantage of being a progressive is that you don't have to get drunk to make your speech."

Lesson here is only call in when you are drunk, so that they will bitterly say "Where are our drunks?"

Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, charged that "Rupert Murdoch [and his] cronies" are "stifling our messages and keep our messages from being heard, and when we get them out, they are drowned in a sea of lies." Murdoch is chairman of News Corp., which owns the Fox News Channel.

Gandy described her reaction to being seated near Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor, at this week's Congressional Correspondents' Dinner in Washington.

"As I looked over at him at the next table holding court, I thought of the fact that there are literally millions of people who get their news from Bill O'Reilly," Gandy told the audience. "[They] actually think that he is telling them the truth about what is happening in the world.

"They get their perspective on the world from The O'Reilly Factor and from Stupid-borough Country, uh...Scarborough Country," she added, a reference to MSNBC's Scarborough Country, hosted by former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough.

If they are so concerned about the media, why are they ignoring the Socialist gabbing from CNN-ABC-CBS-NBC, and MSNBC is liberal as all hell, maybe discounting Scarborough. Idiots.

Don't Make Me Work for Rumsfeld


Nobody wants to be Chief of Staff of the Army.

I always have troubles believing that Rumsfeld is that bad to work for, but the story on that account is fairly consistent. Whether or not he is a good guy, I loved this section of an editorial piece Mark pointed to:

...Part of the answer is Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. To put it plainly, Rumsfeld treats people like crap. Working for him is like working for Leona Helmsley, except that Leona is less self-centered. Unless you are one of his sycophants, equipped with a good set of knee-pads and plenty of lip balm, you can expect to be booted down the stairs on a regular basis.

Truth be told, some senior officers deserve to be treated that way, because that is how they always treated their subordinates. But Rummy does not discriminate between perfumed princes and the real thinkers and leaders. He has driven more than one of the latter to hang up his hat in disgust, to his service's and the nation's loss.


Rumsfeld seems as if he has solid principles of leadership which would prevent him from mistreating people, but I guess I'm wrong on that accord...

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Welcome to all of you who are searching for "Jeff Gordon sucks."

Jeff Gordon represents the worst of our country - He must be a Dim. Welcome to the site...

My Job Is Comparatively Peaceful


A scary day for Dare, but word is that he'll be all right.

Extraordinarily Brave Shot from the Left


My good friend Coops sent this missive to us today:

Everyone says Hillary Clinton is going to run for president in 2008. The left, the right, the middle--they all say it.

Let me set the record straight--Hillary WILL NOT run for president in 2008. Why? Because she wouldn't think of challenging an incumbent Democrat seeking reelection.


Sometimes Coops is a Leftist punk, but he's a good guy.

UPDATE: Coops may be off his rocker, but this response to his declaration takes a larger cake:

my question as well- do you think kerrey is going to win? i think he'll win the nomination. my brother frank thinks (because of clinton connections) that they will nominate gephardt because he WILL lose. so hillary can run in 2008. but personally, i don't think hillary can run for president and win. i think she has to be VP first. and kerrey won't do that because he can't have 2 northeasterns on a ticket.

although i guess it didn't hurt to have 2 greedy assholes on the republican ticket in 2000. oh but i forget that wasn't an election, that was coup d'etat brought to your by our supreme court.

personally, i'm never voting again. i have recommended reading before the next election.

Political Fictions by Joan Didion.

Not only is she one of the best writers-she's so good, I have to read slowly because her sentences are complex-unlike anything you see in American journalism today.

It make you look at elections in a new way-sort of the "The Boys on the Bus" when i was in high school.


Absorb that and imagine Kerrey winning anything?

Sometimes, the Good Guys Win!


Expiring links, so here is the story:
28 charged in grand counterfeiting scheme
By CHRISTINE VENDEL
The Kansas City Star

Area law enforcement officials said Tuesday they had charged 28 persons and crippled a large check counterfeiting ring that involved $500,000 in losses.

The officials said members of the ring created fake payroll checks on computers using the names of area businesses, including the Kansas City Country Club, Woodside Tennis and Health Club, the City of Kansas City and the Jewish Community Campus.

Members of the group and others cashed at least 94 of the checks at area banks since September 2002. A sampling of the checks in Jackson County shows a range from $2,300 to $6,780.

The crimes occurred in 18 cities in seven counties in Kansas and Missouri. Police think 125 persons were directly or indirectly involved in the scheme.

Kansas City police led the investigation with help from police departments from Overland Park and Olathe, the Secret Service and the U.S. Postal Service.

U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said eight persons were charged federally and an additional 20 persons were charged locally in Kansas and Missouri.

Those facing federal charges include William Cunningham, 29, Derek Mayfield, 32, James Hughes, 23, Vernell Murphy, 53, Michael Clemmons, 30, Yixin Zhu, 42, and Joegina Davis, 22, all of Kansas City, and Joseph Flowers, 28, of Kansas City, Kan. All were arrested Monday and Tuesday. Cunningham, Murphy, Flowers and Davis were released on bond.

The federal indictment alleged that the eight suspects conspired to make and pass counterfeit checks.

If convicted, each faces a maximum of five years in prison, without parole, for the conspiracy charge. They also face a maximum of 10 years on each count they are charged with for making and passing the checks.

Fifteen of the 20 persons charged locally were arrested in a series of sweeps Monday and Tuesday across Kansas and Missouri. They face a variety of forgery charges. Police continued to look for five suspects who were at large Tuesday.

Police said the scheme was sophisticated: The forgers duplicated payroll checks that looked like ones issued from the businesses. Members of the ring also researched where each business had its account and cashed the fake checks at branches of those banks.

Police said the investigation was continuing. One lingering question Tuesday was where the money made from the operation went.

None of the people charged is "living high on the hog," and no large bank accounts have been found, said Kansas City Police Capt. Kevin Chrisman.

Authorities were looking into links to similar forgery operations in other cities, including Atlanta; Chicago; Memphis, Tenn.; and St. Louis, and working with law enforcement officials in those cities.

Melgren said he hoped the criminal charges would help educate the public about counterfeit checks.

"Businesses need to know that current technology makes it possible for someone sitting at a computer to generate counterfeit checks that appear authentic," he said.

I think prison for life, less 3 years for good behavior, is appropriate. I'm tired of these assholes diluting our society's value. I know some of the law enforcement guys through an industry group and I cannot wait to see them and hear the celebratory talk.

Acidman Shows the Way


...to self-analysis...

I took the test:

As a weblogger, you might not be as concerned about popularity, but more with the ideas and theories that you strive to understand. Because routines aren't your strong point, you might be more likely to work on the concept of how to do a blog, but not be as excited to keep it up.

I strive to understand how Bush can possibly win less than 50 states in '04, but then I slap myself and remember California and New York.

UPDATE: And it is hard to keep up. I like the concept but now that I discover that I'm not much of a salesman, it's time to go play golf instead of doing this blogging thing...

Growing the Welfare State Enhancing Society


Donald Luskin caught this fine gem from the Crimes:

"The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment."


Enhancing society? And we know they are CREATING the news. Any reporters there? High quality? 'Dowdification' being a word like 'bomb' tells you something about the Crimes' society, and Krugman creates an entirely criminally negligent product on his own. Some of the reporting is very well done, but it will be a great improvement for the Crimes to get rid of the Raines deceptive headlines and emphasis. Raines was into creating the NY Marxist Crimes News.

The Dims Want to Lose the War on Terror


I'm tired of the Patriot Act complaints. The dims and the Libertarians all claim that we've lost our civil rights, but they can never cite a case.

House Democrats, meanwhile, complained about the way the Justice Department has used its current anti-terrorism powers, especially considering a department inspector general report Tuesday that criticized the government's treatment of illegal immigrants held after the attacks.

The inspector general found "significant problems" in the Bush administration's actions toward 762 foreigners held on immigration violations after the attacks. Only one, Zacarias Moussaoui, has been charged in the United States with a terrorism-related crime; 505 have been deported. Some were held for up to eight months and others complained of abuse.

Ashcroft said department policy, "for which we do not apologize," is to detain people who are in the country illegally for as long as it takes to clear them before they are deported.

Hello? They're breaking the law. ILLEGAL ALIENS. I'm not sure which word the Dims don't understand.

The Dims are inviting a repeat of 9/11 by refusing to allow our law enforcement community to continue to enhance our ability to protect our country.

But Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (news, bio, voting record), D-Texas, said, "My fear is that we may go to the point of changing the culture of America, the First Amendment protections and the Fourth Amendment protections."


I think most would agree that people in Sheila's district should make sure we don't need to listen to her hogwash anymore. Her crap getting into the press is proof that there has been no damage to the 1st Amendment.

100% Tax Cut for the Poor


Don Crawford has a wonderful idea for a new Republican tax cut:

The Republicans should announce a huge 100% tax cut for the bottom 40% of wage earners. And it should be called THE WORKING POOR TAX RELIEF ACT. And, of course, since the bottom 40% of wage earners already pay no taxes and since 100% of 0 is 0, it would have neutral effect on the economy and on the federal budget.


100% tax cut for the working poor makes more American sense than the Marxist 50% redistribution plan.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Via Postrel, I had seen this before, but it's better the second time. You need high-speed access for it...How many takes before they got this right???

Ted Rall is a Huge Fucktard


I am sorry for the language, but he blames 9/11 on Reagan? "Bush I"?

Presidents Reagan and Bush I armed and funded similar men with identical religious and political beliefs in Afghanistan during the 1980s and 1990s. The result was Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, September 11, 2001. So why the hell are we doing it again?


Rall is way off the edge...

Are You Born With It?

Via The Federalist:

"Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good."

--Daniel P. Moynihan

Senator Graham, Conspiracy Freak


Quote of the day here from Tracey Schmitt:

"Senator Graham sounds increasingly more like a conspiracy theorist than a presidential candidate," Schmitt said. "Whether it's national security or the strength of the economy, the Democrats' best hope seems to be to hope for the worst."

The Dim's Solution to the Failure of Education


If they flunk the test, let's quit giving the test. Tests that require a certain level of knowledge in order to get a high school diploma are under fire. People say that teachers should teach students how to think instead of teaching to the tests, and I agree with that notion, but if you can't teach them to think well enough to pass the test, you failed at teaching them how to think. Linda Chavez nails the issue.

Nearly half of all states now require, or are in the process of implementing, graduation tests to ensure that students who have been passed from grade to grade actually learned basic skills during their 12 years of public education.

Now, some policymakers and politicians-not to mention the affected students and their parents-are crying foul. In Florida, black activists have even called for a boycott of the state unless Gov. Jeb Bush reverses the requirement that students pass a state exam before they receive a diploma.


You already knew that the Dims don't like accountability or responsibility...We should give the diploma because the kid showed up to class sometimes - Who cares if he learned anything?

Several organizations now advocate abandoning so-called high-stakes testing; and in some states, groups have organized to boycott the test. The Los Angeles Unified School Board voted unanimously in April to oppose implementation of the statewide test for graduation next year, but this is like shooting the messenger instead of facing the problem.

A far better solution would be for parents-and other taxpayers-to refuse to support schools that fail to teach. Funding for education has increased exponentially over the last 40 years, but the quality of education hasn't kept pace. Requiring students to pass graduation exams before receiving their diplomas was supposed to make schools more accountable.

So far, the only ones being held responsible are the students. If we're willing to deny diplomas to seniors who can't demonstrate they've earned them, maybe we ought to deny paychecks to school administrators and teachers who aren't doing their jobs.

I think that's right - we need to watch the performance of the teachers - Even if they teach to the tests, at least the kids will learn something.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Finally, Bush is Doing a Fine Job


Scott Ott is on fire:

Democrats Celebrate Bush Foreign Policy Wins
(2003-06-03) -- Democrat leaders across the country today celebrated President George Bush's foreign policy accomplishments, as Europeans backed the American plan for Iraq, and Arab leaders supported the roadmap for peace in the Middle East.

"I used to be saddened...saddened and dismayed," said Sen. Tom Daschle, D-SD,"but now I'm joyful...joyful and encouraged at how well our President is doing overseas. I can see now that we were all wrong to doubt his diplomatic skills just because he hadn't traveled abroad much. Apparently integrity and resolve are the same in any language."

Presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry agreed.

"This is a time for all Americans to recognize how God has blessed us with a leader of the President's caliber," said the Massachusetts Senator. "As a Vietnam veteran, I appreciate a man who knows how to wage war and negotiate peace. I can understand how our military personnel are proud to serve their Commander-in-Chief."

The other 37 Democrat presidential contenders expressed similar sentiments, as they lay aside personal and political issues to unite behind what's good for America and the world.

Check out Scott's site...

Me, in My Next Life


Dullest blog did it again:

Leaving my shoes near the front door --June 2
I took off one of my shoes and placed it on the floor near the front door. I then took off the other shoe and placed it adjacent to the first one. I left the two shoes there until such a time as I needed them again.

UPDATE: Why does a blog like that get more comments than a blog like Right Wing News? Oh well.

"Son, you just committed a Level 5 person felony"


Our DA kicks ass:

The teenage burglary suspect was still gasping for air when he got a backyard legal lecture from one of the two men who chased him down.

"Son, you just committed a Level 5 person felony," said the man, Paul Morrison.

As the Johnson County district attorney, he knows a lot about such things.

The impromptu workout Sunday capped an otherwise quiet 49th birthday for Morrison, who sprinted barefoot through several yards in his western Lenexa neighborhood before the 16-year-old suspect gave up.

"Not bad for an old man," Morrison said Monday.

Tony Snow Rips on the Anti-Taxpayer Crowd


First, the plan makes the income tax even more progressive. Families earning more than $100,000 would pay 73.3 percent of the total income tax burden. Families earning less than $50,000 would pay only 2.9 percent of the bill.

Second, the poor get the largest proportional tax breaks, the richest, the smallest.

Now, the really troubling part. Our tax code is insanely imbalanced already, with half the public paying nearly 100 percent of the income taxes. This mocks the idea that citizenship demands that each person pull his or her weight. Two generations ago, Americans celebrated success, and urged kids to do well and accumulate wealth. We're now on the verge of a society that cleaves into two classes: Those who pay taxes and those that get tax money from Uncle Sam.

Keep drumming it in - It is difficult to drown out the Dassholes.

Brit Hume, Master Anchor


Good story via Curmudgeonly and Skeptical - Sometimes he is probably boring to some people, but he is the master, and he does live the fair and balanced mantra unlike others on Fox. But when he is a guest commentator on Fox News Sunday with Tony Snow, he is unabashedly conservative, and I can't figure out how he does both roles so perfectly. And by the way, every single time, he kicks Juan Williams' butt, and Juan looks like a puppy soaking in the rain, but I bet they get along backstage because Juan is not one of those dishonest liberals.

These People Want All of the Reward
None of the Risk



The number of lawsuits filed against U.S. mutual fund companies jumped 25 percent from 1998 to 2002, according to ICI Mutual, the insurance company for the $6.3 trillion mutual fund industry.

IT IS SPARKING protestation from fund managers that the bear market has given birth to “a bull market of legal claims”.

[...]

It meant that, while fund companies did not necessarily face additional liabilities, they could be left with higher defense costs, she said. “It is frustrating to know that litigation is hurting shareholders,” she said, adding that the costs of defending cases were running into tens of millions of dollars.

Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, two the most powerful mutual fund houses in the U.S., are involved in lawsuits over technology funds.

They were willing to take the year-over-year 80% return, but when their investment sector was highly over-valued, and it crashed, it was the fund manager's fault?? Holy Techfreak! These people should pay the defense costs when they lose. Idiots.

Dave's back for a quick one


GOTTA GET IT OFF MY CHEST

I, like Acidman, hate women. In my case, though, you can't really call me a misogynist because I hate men just as much. In fact, I hate humans. Humans, and cats. We hates them! And Hobbitses, too – nasty, sneaking little hairy-footed Hobbitses – what has it got in its pocketses? Mmmh? (Oh! Sorry. Damned Tolkien keeps creeping into my rants… I hate Tolkien.)

I hate crime and criminals, and I hate cops, too. I hate terrorists, and I hate Homeland Security drones. Liberals and leftists of all stripes are hateful, and I want to smash all their smarmy, semen-dripping faces. I hate the smug, fat Republicans and I hate tofu-eating, devious, lying Democrats. (I only pity the
Greens, though.)

I hate people who have no music in their souls, and I hate musicians, too (but not Tiny Tim; I like Tiny Tim). I hate writers, and painters, and potters and lice. I hate scholars and preachers and black beans with rice. (Sorry. Damned Dr. Seuss!)

For years, I hoped that Richard Petty's hat would catch fire. I wanted Jeff Gordon to miss third gear every time he shifted. Now I'm hoping that Jesse Jackson buys a NASCAR car and loses every race he enters, just to prove how racism holds the brothers back, and next time Bobby Unser gets arrested, I
want the charges to stick. I hate them all.

Some people might think that I'm not a warm person, but they would be wrong. I have a warm and tender side. I like kids, for example (on Sourdough, with lots of horseradish), I like soft, furry puppies and blogsites with flower skins, and single malt Scotch, and chickens ('cause chickens is smart). But all the rest, I hate.

And I hate it that nobody seems to like me. What the hell is the matter with people?

There, I feel better now.

smilingdave8

OK, get that blog going but don't do it on Blogspot.

Monday, June 02, 2003

This stuff would drive Margi crazy.

5/1/2003:
yAh wElL i don"T thiNK iM gOnNA bE uSiNg thiS bLoG no moRe dA onLy rEAsOn i hAb iT iS cuS i liKE hoW dA sTuFf on dA sidE iS.. n yAh.. hAHA.. iM tRyinG toh fiGurE ouT hOw i cAN puT tHAT AlL... on xAngA.. sOO yAh
// Thursday, May 01, 2003
______________________
4/29/2003:
mAjOr lAgGinG gOiN' oN
// Tuesday, April 29, 2003
______________________
just when u think things can't get any worse, they do.
but life's like the sand in a hour glass
sooner or later everything hits rock bottom
and all you can do is be patient n wait
till something comes and turns everything around.

goTTa bE pAtiENT
aFtEr aLL iTs a viRtUe

// Tuesday, April 29, 2003
______________________
tOdAy wAs bLaH
SIMPLE AS THAT...
// Tuesday, April 29, 2003

_____________________
4/28/2003:
hEeY... sKoOl wAs aAigHT i gUeSs.. uGh.. bLOcK sCheDuLinG.. gOOd yEt bAD.. wELl thAsS LiFE .. nuDdiNG mUch hAppEnd todAY.. sOO yAh.. iM oUttIe
// Monday, April 28, 2003

I'm just thinking that it looks like he/she works too hard at it...

Then I found it - A Berkeley wannabe:

aMbiTioN: gEttIng iNtO uC bErEklEy, jOininG a daNcE teAm thErE
bEcUmInG a pHySicAL thErApiSt oR aTleaST gETtInG mY dEgRee bY the
aGe oF 23...
Here's a thoughtful post on taxes by someone who takes a lot more care and time than I on the topic.

Intrepid = Insidiously Stupid


Via NRO - Helen Thomas to be honored by NOW. OK, she had her good times, but she should have retired while she was on top.

You Won't Catch Me Buying Ben and Jerry's


Ben is at it again, distorting the truth to advance his vision of communism for America:

These huge tax cuts are a bad idea, but what really galls me is thinking about that moment when somebody in Congress offered up this latest idea to take from the poor to give to the rich, and a majority said "sure." These are not the American values I was raised with.


HELLO?!?! No one is taking from the poor. It's hard to participate in a tax cut if you don't freakin' pay taxes, friends. And no one is giving to the rich. Thank heavens that DC is wasting less and yes, the rich are keeping more of their own money, which ought to partially go back into the economy, friends.

Ben is pissed off that the tax cut didn't mandate more communism in America - It didn't mandate further redistribution of wealth, it didn't mandate more welfare.

If You Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em


"Terrorism course proves popular with federal managers." Quite the headline, guys.

NASCAR Going Nowhere


Via The Federalist, thoughtful comments on the Jesse Jackson bribes:

"How fitting that Jesse Jackson has subjected NASCAR to his unique brand of activism. Like so much of Mr. Jackson's world, car racing involves noise, smoke and spinning in circles while ultimately going nowhere. Meanwhile, poor blacks in the bleachers wonder how this helps them.... NASCAR should ignore Mr. Jackson's pay-me-or-I'll-scream-racism racket. If its executives still believe they owe blacks something, they should underwrite groups that actually improve the lives of underprivileged black folks." --Deroy Murdock

Car racing is more fun than Mr. Murdock thinks, but he is right on with his assessment of Jackson and the big bribe.

It's About Time


I've not been to a concert at Carnegie Hall, but I had the pleasure of hearing the NY Philharmonic play Beethoven's 9th at Avery Fisher Hall, and the first thing that struck me was the poor acoustics.

The move would give Carnegie Hall the oldest orchestra in the country and deprive Lincoln Center of the first cultural institution established there. For the Philharmonic, going to Carnegie Hall means it can exchange the flawed acoustics of Avery Fisher Hall for a stage of undisputed sound quality, without having to foot the bill for a costly renovation. It would also turn the orchestra, now led by Lorin Maazel, from a rent-paying tenant into a managing partner.

"We've got two major institutions — one is the greatest hall in the world, the other is the greatest orchestra in the world," said Zarin Mehta, the Philharmonic's executive director. "This merger is to strengthen our respective positions."

It looks like a good deal all the way around.

Safire Works for the Crimes?


It's hard to believe they continue to have at least one person on their staff who isn't half insane or who isn't telling lies. It's good that we finally have some rational discussion on this topic.

Turn now to the charge heard ever more stridently that U.S. and British leaders, in their eagerness to overthrow Saddam and to turn the tide of terror in the Middle East, "hyped" the intelligence that Iraq possessed germ and poison-gas weapons.

"Hype" means "exaggerate." As used by those who were prepared to let Saddam remain in power, it is prelude to a harsh accusation: "You lied to us. You pretended to have evidence that you never had; you twisted dubious intelligence to suit your imperialistic ends, so we were morally right and you were morally wrong."

Never mind the mass graves now being unearthed of an estimated 300,000 victims, which together with the million deaths in his wars make Saddam the biggest mass murderer of Muslims in all history. Never mind his undisputed financing of suicide bombers and harboring of terrorists, from Al Qaeda's Abu Musaab al-Zarqawi to the veteran killer Abu Nidal (the only "suicide" with three bullets in his head, dispatched in Baghdad probably because he knew too much.)

And never mind our discovery of two mobile laboratories designed to produce biological and chemical agents capable of causing mass hysteria and death in any city in the world. Future discoveries will be dismissed as "dual use" or planted by us.

No; the opponents of this genocidal maniac's removal now accuse President Bush and Prime Minister Blair of a colossal hoax. Because Saddam didn't use germs or gas on our troops, they say, that proves Iraq never had them. If we cannot find them right away, they don't exist. They believe Saddam sacrificed tens of billions in oil revenues for no reason at all.


It's just hard to believe that an organization that hires Krugman and allows him to continue to spit out his drivel is smart enough to keep Safire going.

Today's Journal had a similar line of thought - Weapons of Mass Distortion:

For these opponents of war, it isn't enough that a tyrant and his psychopath sons have been deposed. It doesn't count that mass graves have been uncovered, that torture chambers have been exposed, or that Saddam's victims can speak freely for the first time in 30 years. The critics are now claiming the war was illegitimate because no one has yet found a pile of anthrax in downtown Baghdad.

[...]

But who's trying to deceive whom here? That Saddam had biological or chemical weapons was a probability that everyone assumed to be true, even those who were against the war. U.N. inspections in the 1990s had proved that Iraq had such weapons, including 30,000 liters of anthrax, and Saddam had used chemical weapons against Iran and Iraq's own Kurds. The French themselves insisted that disarming Saddam of WMD, as opposed to deposing him, had to be the core of U.N. Resolution 1441.

Sunday, June 01, 2003

Jeff Gordon Sucks


But at least Ryan Beat his ass.

"I definitely got into him," Gordon said. "There's no doubt about it. I certainly didn't mean to. I don't know if I caught the apron or just got a big push, but we were racing hard for position, and the front end just took off on me. I tried to stay out of him, but I couldn't."

Sounds like Clinton, doesn't he? He acts like Clinton, too!

Marlin had a fast car this weekend, qualifying sixth and running the fastest lap in the lone Winston Cup practice Saturday morning. Sunday, Marlin was running in the top five until the collision with Gordon.

"You've got to give and take in this league, and he has done a lot of taking," Marlin said. "It's disappointing. We had a shot to win this thing. ... The car was good. It's been good just about every week, but it seems like we can't avoid all this crazy stuff that happens out here."

Marlin came into the race ninth in the Winston Cup points standings, having finished in the top 10 in five of the last seven races.

"I'm sure he's mad," Gordon said. "I was mad when I got hit by him one time at Richmond. Hopefully, we'll get past it and move forward. He's not a guy that I really talk to a lot. He doesn't talk to me a lot, so I would imagine we'll see one another on the race track again."

Jeff has a lot of problems in his life, but the latest is taking out other drivers in an aggressive fashion that doesn't fit with pure auto racing. I hope there are a lot of drivers who start taking him out. Gordon must be trying to knock people out so that he can pay his allimony. I really detest the guy.

Tony Stewart used to be the hated one, but Jeff has taken Tony's spot with pure aplumb. Who to root for? "ANYBODY BUT JEFF!"

Why? Because They Pay the F'ing Taxes! That's Why


Mr. Lindholm's site is a great daily visit, but he really made my day with his post on the Capital Hill Gang exchange between Novak and Shields. You'll have to scroll down to it because it's Blogspot - "Capital Gang Insta-rebuttal." It could be titled "Idiots and Handouts vs. Sensible Economic Policy for a Non-Socialist Country - A Contrast."

Eric's conclusion?

Got that? You can't give a tax cut to somebody that doesn't pay taxes. That's why, in the tiresome words of Democrats, that "tax cuts benefit the rich" - they pay the taxes!

And have I said lately that Blogspot sucks? I just don't have the time to go somewhere else, and apparently, Mr. Lindholm doesn't either.

UPDATE: While you're over at Viking Pundit, you should check in on the fact that Gephardt is stealing money from the people of Missouri, not to mention the taxpayers here in Kansas by missing 85% of the congressional votes he is paid to make. 1 out of 10, if you'll allow me to round. Stealth candidate: We wouldn't want to represent our District, would we - We wouldn't want to define ourselves by making the votes on the issues for which the voters rely on us to represent them? Kerry's at 35%. Much better, that bastard only shows up to work on 2 out of the 3 days upon which his constituents rely on him to show up.

These guys would be fired in real life.
I may have made a prediction on the quitting thing yesterday - No blogging today, but Acidman is blogging again, maybe? I have never had the bad fortune of being that pissed at someone in the blogosphere.

...It's off to work for a while, then a little racing, then a friend has free tickets to Ted Nugent, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Double Trouble, and ZZ Top...Quite a day so off I go.