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February 28, 2006

Alito and Anna

The story is as old as time itself- A rich old geezer gets some titties thrown in his face, falls in love and bestows his fortune to his bimbo. The gilted family is pissed off and wants their money. The dispute is brought to a court of law.

Anna Nicole Smith had a hearing in front of the Supreme Court today. She was previously awarded over $480 million by a CA court but that ruling was contested by the son of oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall who claims, among other things, that Smith altered her husband's living will.

I hope that newly elected Justice Alito, who did not ask any questions during the hearing, did not pop his Supreme Court cherry on this frivolous lawsuit. Although Anna Nicole Smith is a no-talent assclown with reprehensible morals, she was willing to give a knobber to that old geezer when nobody else would. She deserves something for her short-but-sweet marriage if the claims against her are false.

Detainee Justice

It seems the U.S. is finally owning up to it's obligation of habeus corpus to a detainee by agreeing to settle with an .Egyptian man ($300,000) who was kept behind bars for over a year. The suit was resolved on Monday.

After all that time what did the government charge him with: Terrorist activity? Conspiracy to commit terrorism? Being a fashion faux pas?

Credit card fraud.

This is just the first in a long line of suits our government will have to deal with and rightly so. The U.S. defendants claim all detainees are being held for national security reasons but it seems this is just a convenient excuse to propogate their scare tactics to the rest of us.

"Round 'em all up and then we'll figure it out later." Did we not learn anything from WWII and the Japanese detainee camps?

To both of my blog readers, you will recall that I am one of the first to jump up and make a stink when it comes to Jihadist Muslims who wish to harm us. THOSE are the ones that need to have their heads beaten in with a 3-wood while they are in the pris- err, detainee camps. I am not advocating a movement towards such actions but if they did happen to a terrorist I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

Keeping innocent people in jail who are finally charged with a non-terrorism related crime deserve everything they can get from our government.

February 23, 2006

Enemy Guarding the Gates?

The UAE based companyDubai Ports World controversy has reached to every corner of the U.S. and beyond. For those of you who have been living in a box underneath a Queen size for the last week, a merger of Dubai Ports by another company would give Dubai Port World port authority for 6 major ports of entry to the U.S.

A concern for me, and others, is that the UAE is a known haven for terrorists and at least 2 of the terrorists in the September 11 attacks were from the UAE. Why would any sane person hand over the security of our ports to a country who harbors the enemy? I wonder if supporters of the merger leave their house keys hanging on a hook outside their front door?

An AP article today shows the goodwill of the UAE as it donated more than $100 million for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Is this supposed to soften us up for the merger? Even a child molester offers a sack of candy to his victim.
The administration said there was no connection between the request for U.S. approval of the $6.8 billion ports deal and the UAE contribution.

Riiiiiight. I find that hard to believe when:
The United Arab Emirates has long-standing ties to the Bush family
There was one comforting line in the article that said the owner of Dubai Ports was not on the donor list. That just gives me a warm fuzzy all over!

February 22, 2006

WoW- Gaming Gays

Not too long ago I abandoned my Star Wars online game and joined up with some friends to play World of Warcraft (WoW). A feature of the game is 'guilding' which involves people joining guilds of like-minded people for support and conversation during gameplay.

I was surprised to see that Blizzard Entertainment, the makers of WoW, almost banned a person who was recruiting for her gay-friendly guild.

Gay-friendly teams already exist in Warcraft, but the issue here stemmed from Blizzard's enforcement of its policy banning the harassment of players based on sexual, religious or political affiliation.

The rebuttal of the player was that she had recruited many times in the past with no repercussions. I think just because she got away with it is no excuse to keep doing it. This principle goes for the people who recruit in the game for political or other affiliations. It is a shame that I can't even play a game online to get away form the bullshit in real life for a while without running into more of the same bullshit.

I never saw any of this recruitment since it wasn't on the server I play. My only gripe would that it would clutter the channel with constant chatter, making it difficult to read more pertinent stuff since the chat log scrolls up pretty fast.

Blizzard decided not to cancel her account but instead create a separate recruiting channel for people to use. They also said they would give their employees who monitor the channels "provide sensitivity training to the employees who monitor the online play and communications forums."

February 15, 2006

Anti-War Protestors Kiss My Ass

To all the people who used the "Bush lied about the WMD's" argument to bolster their sentiment against the war in Iraq I submit this article with some quotes from Saddam himself. The most damning, and pay careful attention to the grammar, is this statement from the former despotic asshole's son-in-law:

"We did not reveal all that we have," he said. "We did not reveal the volume of chemical weapons we had produced."
- Hussein Kamel, a son-in-law of Saddam's, who was then in charge of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction efforts

There is just so much more that I would like to say and I'm sure the liberals and democrats will put their spin on this new information and fall back on the dead-horse argument that we still haven't found any WMD's.

I have posted pictures of a MIG-23 buried in the Iraq desert to prove that it is possible for Saddam to have lied (oh my gosh) to the U.N. about what he actually had. I used many articles to show that there was probable cause for us to believe that he had WMD's. I linked to articles showing past infractions of Saddam against U.N. inspectors and requests to get rid of his WMD's. But people still had the blinders on and followed the piper whistling the tired tune of a false war.

Perhaps, just perhaps, words straight form the horses ass will shed some light on the Iraq war and why we went. I am not relieving this administration of their embarrassing exit strategy- "Bomb the fuck out of them and give them Democracy" - but maybe a few people can sleep better at night knowing that we at least went to war for at least some of the right reasons.

Trolling in the funniest way

While purusing one of my favorites I came across this post by a die-hard liberal who's sole intent was to stir up shit in oversensitive conservatives. Instead of just ignoring this guy and leaving the issue alone, the thread has now enveloped 40 pages.

Here are some highlights to Ahhwaa's post "Bush- The Wet Fart President":

As the nation remembers Nixon as a corrupt and disgraced President, it should also be recognized that unless Bush makes some serious changes, he will be best remembered as the President who let a wet fart soil his underpants in front of a classroom of children during our nation's gravest hour

all I'm saying is that Bush will be remembered as the President who crapped his pants (remeber, he also shat creamy diarrhea during the first Kerry debate)

Hey if you guys think the best a President can do is wet fart in his pants in a classroom...more power to you

Revisionist history doesn't really work, because we've all seen the tape. He sat there like a retarded stump, without any idea what to do, with a creamy slide of diarrhea in his underwear.

Soon after, he made sure that bin Laden family members were allowed to leave the country secretly and safely, while Americans were grounded from flight

Eventually, he used the event to wage a war with no end against a nation that had not attacked America and posed no threat to do so.

So, yes, we can expect more from a President than a mushy seat of bowel cream

And on it goes for 40 pages. I laughed hysterically at this thread but it really riled some people up who just couldn't see that this guy was getting exactly what he'd hoped for.

February 13, 2006

The Deerslayer, the Bootmaker and the Violinist

This is a great story I found while purusing sites on the ills of socialized medicine. It is rather long but its length is directly related to its importance.

I believe this story to be an allegory on socialism vs. free-trade and government run programs vs. entrepeneurship.

The Deerslayer, the Bootmaker, and the Violin Player
by Scott McPherson

Men's' Rules

Please note- these rules are all numbered "1" for a reason.

1. Men ARE not mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly Acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only If you want help solving it. That's
what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us
to act like soap opera guys.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways
makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not! A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit.
We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like
nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer
you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to
discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this.

Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight. But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

February 9, 2006

Loud bikes revisited

Found a great article by the American Motorcycle Association on loud motorcycles. I post it here mainly as a reference for me to find later but also for those who have such a boner with my letter to the Honolulu Advertiser.

Here is the article.

See, even bikers can get pissed off at other bikers.

Glass enclosures

I was reading a new posting in my apartment elevator this morning on my way to work. The postings are usually littered with bad grammar and spelling so I usually ignore them but this morning I caught a line that read, "Glass is the future."

I was confused since glass has been used since the 4th century but, remembering Hawaii schools suck, I started the post at the beginning.

In a nutshell the resident manager is asking owners to vote "yes" on a proposition to install glass enclosures on the lanais (patio). A paragraph in the notice mentioned being able to put things on the lanai like exercise bikes, toys, tv's and such. Again I was confused because the current rules state that nothing except "approved" lanai furniture shall be put on the lanais. This rule is in effect because having other things on your lanai would make it look ugly. Again, I was confused because even with a GLASS enclosure people can still see into the lanai.

Against better judgement, I talked to the resident manager on my way out who was casually talking to the security guard about the inconsistency with house rules.

The manager explained to me that because the lanai is encased in glass that it becomes an extension of your living space and therefore is not subject to the rules of patio restrictions. I reminded him that current rules prohibit extra things on the lanai because of the eyesore issue.

"Yes, but people will tint their glass enclosures or use curtains", he said.

I retorted, "But if the enclosure is glass it will still be an eyesore because you can see through the glass to the items placed on the lanai. Why not let people put things on their lanais right now?"

"Well, because people will tint or put curtains up".

"I won't. Will I get hit for having things on my lanai?"

"Well, people will put up curtains or..."

I left in mid sentence because this idiot could not grasp the idiocy of the house rules I was trying to make fun of.

February 7, 2006

USMC eloquence

I read Joe Carter's blog The Evangelical Outpost and ran across this article he wrote about the Danish cartoons. Carter was in the Marine Corps for 15 years and has an incredibly insightful blog.

I have been dwelling on this cartoon story for a while because I think it shows an important truth into the mentality of Islam. Although the majority of Muslims appear to be passive, it is impossible to know what will ignite them into a religious frenzy.

Here is his entry

February 6, 2006

Cartoon Outrage

Muslim a-holes

There has been a big stink about some cartoons in a Danish paper recently, too much of a stink for me, showing Islam in an unfavorable light. So, this is what it takes to get the moderate Muslim community outraged- a few cartoons mocking the religion? Where was the Muslim outrage over this:

...Interesting that the picture above looks stunningly similar to the one a few shots below. I wonder which one is the original and which one is a victim of Photoshop. Thanks to my friend Chris for pointing this out.




This small group of Muslims make the rest of them look bad. But the silence of the Muslim majority over crap like this, not to mention the suicide bombing of innocent women and children, church bombings, or beheadings, is deafening.