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May 31, 2007

Vader Sessions

Torn by good and evil and an incestuous love affair, a lonely and depraved Darth Vader has a nervous breakdown.

(Complete with James Earl Jones voiceovers)

Vader Sessions

May 30, 2007

Finally, Sheehan shuts the hell up

It has been almost 2 years since the second most popular Sheehan was shoved into our faces by every media network that could stand to make a buck off the anti-war tide. But it seems this tide, for Sheehan, is in ebb and she has decided to step down as the token loudmouth. Sheehan announced,
"I'm going home for awhile to try and be normal.
Good idea- 2 years of being abnormal tends to take its toll.

She has aged quite a bit in the last 2 years, divorced her husband of almost 30 years, has been arrested more times than a rapper, gussied up next to anti-American asshat Hugo Chavez (and other pitiful media whores), and parroted the anti-war rhetoric to the letter. The only thing she didn't do was burn the Flag. But why burn it when you can wipe your ass with it?

In a speech that she actually said her son's name enough to be noticeable, she said,
I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called `Face' of the American anti-war movement... I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of 'right or left', but 'right and wrong.
How sad that she still believes her son died in vain. How sad that a mother's love for her son turned into a psychosis, that taking on the Islamic threat is just as empty an endeavour as the void that is her soul.

She has put Camp Casey for sale. I imagine it will turn into a liberal monument after it has been bought by a group of hippies.
Good-bye America ... you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can't make you be that country unless you want it. It's up to you now.
Good riddance. I can only hope that waiting it out will make more anti-war protesters realize they just can't hang in the long run against people who love this country and want to see us secure some sort of a win in the Middle East. But her last statement is an eye-opener and very subtle- "I can't make you..."

No. No, you can't "make" us do anything that is against our better judgement or moral code.

Sheehan when aware of cameras:

Sheehan when not aware of cameras:

Cracking me up

The Onion

Iran, U.S. Hold Bilateral Talks

The United States and Iran held their first formal talks in 27 years in order to discuss the security of Iraq. What do you think?

Meg Stainer,
Road Construction Worker
"Sky-high gas prices, meeting with Iran, Jimmy Carter in the news, it feels great to be 9 years old again."

Nate Williams,
Shoe Cobbler
"If we can neutralize the Iranian influence in the region, our only obstacle to peace will be 99 other influences. Progress!"

Patton Konopka,
Systems Analyst
"Hopefully this will result in some sort of pan-continental mega-theocracy where the religious zealotry of our respective leaders can dictate every aspect of our lives."

May 29, 2007

Starbucks: We kiss you first

I must say that I feel better about paying $4.25 for a cinnamon dulce de leche latte than I do when I pay $3.20 for a gallon of gas. I don't know why because per ounce I am getting screwed over big time by Starbucks. I think it is because Starbucks does a really good job of packaging both inside the store and with their products.

The inside of the store makes you feel very comfortable and important as soon as you walk in. The strong aroma of beans, the higlighted coffees from around the world, and the people sitting with their laptops clicking away all lend to an atmosphere of exclusivity- yes, you are good enough to frequent our establishment.

If i do not have the time to stop by the Starbucks enroute to work then I will settle for the onbase coffee house Seattle's Best. If that is true then Seattle is in big trouble. Everything that Starbucks is, SB is not. To be fair, I have never been to an off base SB but the two that are onbase have consistently made my vanilla latte taste like it was poured down the crack of a hog's ass.

I like the efficiency of Starbucks also. I went in this weekend to get morning coffee for my wife and I and as I walked up to the door I arrived at almost the same time as a woman who looked to be in a hurry. I felt gallant, something I usually don't feel until after 8:00 am with a few belts of coffee in me, and I opened the door for her.

As she got up to the register to order, out came a yellow piece of paper with at least 7 lines of writing which turned out to be 7 different orders of coffee. I wanted to first punch myself in the face for once again getting screwed over for being nice, then punch her in the face for making a coffee run and holding me up.

One of the baristas sensed a disturbance in the force and immediately came over and opened up another register and began taking orders. Very impressive.

There is another significant difference in customer service that I have noticed when I have to hit the SB. When my coffee if handed to me, there are no safety features attached to the cup, i.e. recycled sleeve and/or lid. SB actually expects me to carry my coffee, with whipped cream piled high, over to the condoment station and get my own lid and sleeve. I say, "F" that. It takes 2 seconds to put those important safety features on my cup- so do it. It is just a small act of customer service that says, "Hey, I don't want you to burn yourself on this incredibly hot, but tasty, coffee."

Starbucks even serves food, good food actually, but you will pay for it dearly. My son likes their apple juice that comes in a roundish, apple-shapped container. I bought those for my office snack fund and paid about 40 cents each. I cringe everytime my son points at them with an accompanying, "Pweeeeeeeeeeeze" because I know I am really getting ripped off when I pay $1.50 for it. I admit that the cheescakes, breakfast sandwhiches, and fresh salads are tempting, but they will have to spruce that place up a lot more before I pay $5 for them.

May 20, 2007

In your own backyard

Time for a pop quiz! No, I’m not going to have you try and guess the combined tonnage of Rosie O’Donnell and Michael Moore, but it is something that will tax your brain just the same. What are the 7 Wonders of North America? And if you say, “The combined tonnage of Rosie and Moore”- you fail. How many of them have you visited?

This idea came to me as I read the back of the Tasteeos cereal box, a blatant knock off of another popular but tasteless cereal. While it was refreshing to read something other than desperate attempts to get children to keep pestering their parents for the sweet and expensive cereal, I was reminded of a story I read about the Islamofacists and their jihad to control the world with their 7th century lifestyle.

The article, in its entirety is an excellent recount of both Western and Eastern art, music, and architecture and how Muslims reject these influences. The article, found in The Brussels Journal, entitled Why Western Art is Unique, and Why Muslim Immigration Threatens It gives an excellent summation in this paragraph:

As a European, I fear for the future of the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Michelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. There is every reason to believe that they will end up the same way as the Bamiyan Buddhas. Although it may not happen today, tomorrow or even the day after tomorrow, sooner or later, pious Muslims will burn these works of art, and doubtlessly consider it their sacred duty. Muslim immigration now threatens many of the masterworks of the Western tradition of art, the most inventive and groundbreaking mankind has ever seen, with annihilation. History will never forgive us for our cowardice and stupidity if we allow these treasures to be destroyed just because we think history is boring or don't want to say anything unfashionable about other cultures.

Without further doddling…

Sequoia National Park – Home to 35 groves of Sequoia trees, this California park also houses granite mountains and deep canyons. But the biggest attraction is the General Sherman Tree. It is a sequoia, standing 272 feet high and measuring 37 feet in diamter. It is the largest and one of the oldest living things in the world… estimated to be over 3500 years old.

Garden of the Gods- Located near Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Garden of the Gods is a breathtaking collection of unusually shaped, multicolored sandstone formations. These formations have unique names such as Kissing Camels and Balanced Rock. The area of the garden known as Grey Rock serves as a naturally made amphitheater.

Natural Bridge National Monument- Two winding streams in Utah carved three natural bridges from the sandstone that once stood there. The three bridges are called Sipapu (220 feet high), Kachina (210 feet high), and Owachomo (106 feet high) and have spans ranging from 180-268 feet long.

Old Faithful- The most famous geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming is named Old Faithful because it spouts quite regularly, about every 33 to 120 minutes. When that occurs, roughly 10,000 gallons of water from the geyser shoot up an average of 150 feet high.

Niagara Falls- The falls are on the Niagara River, on the border of Ontario, Canada and New York State. The Canadian side of the falls, called Horseshoe Falls, rises up 167 feet from the river, and the American Falls, on the US side, read a height of 176 feet. The water from both falls flows into Lake Ontario.

Yosemite Valley- The valley is within Yosemite National Park in California. The valley contains sheer rock walls, cut from glaciers, Yosemite Falls- the highest in North America with a drop of 2,425 feet- and huge domes and peaks. The greatest of these is El Capitan, a granite buttress that rises 3,604 feet from the valley floor.

Mammoth Cave- Mammoth Cave Park is made up of 52,830 acres of land in south central Kentucky. Mammoth Cave is the longest recorded cave system in the world, with over 354 miles of known, mapped passages.

May 18, 2007

Email spanking

I enjoy a good verbal joust, especially when it is with someone who clearly cannot articulate themselves in a intelligible manor. Here is a short discourse with a young man who sent me an email to my work address who thought I was someone else with the same name. The progression of replies speak for themselves, but I will leave you with the challenge of finding the errors of both judgment and grammar in this young man's replies. There have been at least 5 more replies from him, each more desperate and lame than the previous.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mariano Lorde []
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2007 12:45
To: TK
Subject: Mariano a.k.a Alesha's X

Not sure if this is the right address man but if it is and ya know me holla back man. Big L is in da buildin! Got into Oahu last night sometime. I'll be workin outya MDSU-1 as a 2C Diver. Not sure if you're still out here but my cell number is 1-850-305-9075. ANd don't trip about it being long distance man just call a brotha back already. I got your number off of NKO so if this isn't Greg SMith, husband of Kira Smith, brother of deranged sister Alesha Smith, Exiled son of SWCC .. lemme know so you don't get any more mail.



-----Original Message-----
From: TK
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 8:07
To: 'Mariano Lorde'
Subject: RE: Mariano a.k.a Alesha's X

This is not the person you are thinking of. You might want to rethink sending an illiterate, poorly written email to someone if you are not sure of their identity- especially your cell number and family members.

Thank you for new material for my next blog entry.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mariano Lorde []
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 17:46
To: TK
Subject: Thanks.

I appreciate you writing back to inform me of the incorrect address. It is one less individual off of a fairly short list. What were the odds of someone being of the correct rate, stationed in the correct place, and having the correct name?? At any rate, point well taken.

In the future, you should consider the type of reply you deliver back. A short concise "You have the wrong person" would be equally as affective. I do realize that you young, haze grey, "bigger navy" fleet types tend to retain certain parts of the male sexual anatomy within parts of your bodies otherwise used for defacation or communication and consumption, however, try to lighten up and realize that not all letters written MUST be of your obviously white bread suburb vernacular. You will find that there are many people every bit as capable as you are, of articulating with one another at the same caliber and standard at which you "obviously" always hold yourself to. It should be stated though, that some of these individuals do contain the ability "pop their collar" and speak freely as they see fit, actually, providing them with far more versatility than you are capable of. It also enable them to reach a much more diverse and far reaching spectrum of races and cultures.

Now with that B.S over with ... Fucks your prob homes?!

There is no need for further correspondance. You will find it better that this very unnecessary, minor blue on blue altercation end right now, and in this manor.

-----Original Message-----
From: TK
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 11:18
To: ''
Subject: More correspondence...

There are so many errors in judgment in your last email that it is hard to find a starting point.

"Navy" should be capitalized. It's "effective", "defecation", "bred" (not "bread"), "correspondence", and "manner". Oh, and it's "one MORE individual off of a fairly short list". I had my 4-year old pick up the grammatical errors.

Now, to deconstruct the rest of the email.

First paragraph:
"A short concise "You have the wrong person" would be equally as affective"

That was the very first line of my email.

Second paragraph:
"young, haze grey, "bigger navy" fleet types"

I appreciate the compliment, however I am retiring in 2 months.
The submarine force is not considered 'bigger Navy', comprising less than 1/4 of the fleet. There was no way for you to know that from my email address so I can't ding you on it too hard. Just another poor assumption on your part.

"...tend to retain certain parts of the male sexual anatomy within parts of your bodies otherwise used for defacation or communication and consumption, however, try to lighten up and realize that not all letters written MUST be of your obviously white bread suburb vernacular."

This is just a garrulous, run-on sentence that no doubt gave the real author a heavy workout with a thesaurus. However, this pales in comparison to the racist comment that you so indiscriminately throw out at the end of the sentence. I know you felt backed into a corner after my first email and you felt that you had no alternative than to lash out with this comment, much like Michael Richards did in the comedy club last month. But I have never seen such a cosmic display of ignorance from fellow service member. You sent an unprofessional email and I slammed you on it. Your retort will be the foundation of a life's lesson you will not soon forget.

"Popping the collar" is the mantra of NSTCP, however, it is still wise to use caution when addressing an unknown email recipient. NKO has a great training module on how to construct professional, concise emails. I'm sure you will be adding it to your transcript very soon.

I enjoy a good verbal joust but why must you make race the first and only issue? I can appreciate your last comment, "There is no need for further correspondance.", because I would not want to continue in a battle of wit if I was so unfairly outmatched. I am still puzzled why you think this is a "minor blue on blue altercation", of which I am certain you are familiar with. Good effort with your responses; tragic that the content echoes something I would expect to read on Al Sharpton's website.

Welcome to the Command, though. You are making quite an impression in the short time you have been here. Again, you have given me a wealth of social commentary for my next blog entry.

May 16, 2007

COs dropping like flies

The Navy Times ran a story called 4 COs Fired in just 4 Weeks. It is not on their website yet but the 4 individual stories of the COs can be read.

Of course, as I write this entry, it seems the NT was a bit premature in writing the story because the USS Helena, a fast-attack submarine out of San Diego, just lost their CO because of "loss of confidence" What that really means, is that he probably got below averages (or failed) the major annual inspections the boats get- ORSE and TRE. I’m not bothering to spell out the acronym because if you aren’t on a boat you won’t care and if you are on a boat you despise the inspections.

But "loss of confidence" can mean so many things. It was one of the reasons my old CO on the USS Los Angles was sacked for in 2001, following a suicide by a first class nuke, the mental health office installing a revolving door for L.A. sailors, and a parse 5 of 13 Chiefs onboard. Hell, even the EDMC (the senior nuke) went AWOL to get away from that boat. Yeah, that’s right, AWOL- like the kind you watch on MASH reruns. I’ll just close by saying it wasn’t an environment that fostered esprit de corps.

The Navy Times article talks about the COs but vaguely recounts the reasons why the COs were sacked, mostly because of lack of information. The first sack seems a bit odd- the CO of a recruiting command in the NYC metropolitan area who was relieved with only 6 months away from transfer. He failed to meet mission goals. Translation- his command couldn’t get the quota for getting people to join the Navy. I always thought of Navy recruiters as having the comparable job of a used car salesman (no offense Michael).
"Hey, wanna join the Navy?"
"No, thanks."
"We’ll give you money for college and you’ll get to travel."
"Sorry. Not interested"
"You’ll get to go on a ship for 9 months to a year every year, all the while wondering how your family is doing while you pray that Islamic asshats don’t blow up your ship while it’s tied up in some shit hole country"
"Piss off!"
Another CO was fired just 9 days after taking command. He was the Executive Officer for 15 months however, before he was thrust into his new position. This guy was relieved because of fraternization. Sounds fishy to me; he gets his new title and the corner office with a view and then 9 days later he is fired? Sounds like someone tried to blackmail him and it fizzled so they dropped the F-bomb. The specifics of the fraternization case are sealed because it is still in court. Come on. Fraternization?

But the most intriguing part of the story for me was the firing of Commander Thomas C. Graves, Commanding Officer of the USS Constitution. Yes, you read that right. Old Ironsides is still in service and is kept in Boston as a historical landmark. This guy got fired from his duties as a CO of ship that doesn’t even go to sea, that people pay to get on so that they can see the sailors walk around in the ancient garb of our forefathers. The reason was "due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command". How hard can it be to command a ship made up of a crew that swabs the wooden decks and acts as tour guides? This is another one that sounds fishy, Graves being only 2 months away from the end of his tour.

My glass-is-half-empty attitude towards these types of stories make m wonder who these guys were screwing and who was going to find out about it.

May 14, 2007

Military blogger wins cash prize

An American soldier's graphic account of his deployment in Iraq, detailing the firefights and frustrations of frontline life, has won a prize for books based on blogs, organisers said Monday.

Colby Buzzell's "My War: Killing Time In Iraq", the winner of this year's Lulu Blooker Prize, grew out of an online journal which he started in 2004 while serving as a machine-gunner based in Mosul, northern Iraq.

The blog ran for just eight weeks before being shut down by the US military, but by then it had been widely picked up by the media and publishers offered Buzzell a book deal when he left the army in 2005.
Here is an animated sequence of one of Buzzell's stories. It is very chilling and something a lot of our soldiers have no doubt gone through.

May 11, 2007

Consider God's handiwork...

Consider God's handiwork; who can straighten what He hath made crooked?" - Ecclesiastes 7:13

Parents of kids with Down syndrome are trying to discourage routine abortions of such children. Tests for the syndrome are spreading, and 90 percent of women who test positive choose abortion. Parents' methods of discouragement: meeting with doctors to change the way they talk about Down's, asking doctors to refer pregnant women to them, and inviting the women to meet their affected kids.
Official rationales: 1) Down's kids are a joy and not such a burden. 2) Routine abortion of them is a step toward eugenics.
Unofficial rationale: If no more kids are born with the syndrome, society's support for kids already affected will evaporate.
Cynical view: Misery loves company.
Hardcore pro-choice view: This smells like pro-life pressure tactics.

There are so many slippery slopes in that Slate magazine article that it is difficult to pick a starting point. Needless to say the article doesn’t paint a pretty picture. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in Great Britain regulates human embryo research in the country. The HFEA had strict guidelines on what could be done to the embryo after tests indicated a potential serious disease. Recently, they crossed over that line and gave authority to the parents to terminate the embryo for minor, treatable diseases.

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is the process that is similar to the genetic engineering in the movie Gattaca. In this movie, humans are genetically manufactured to be perfect in every way and the parents even have the option to pick certain cosmetic traits they would like their children to have. Ethan Hawk’s character is actually inferior but he assumes the identity of a superior human to gain entry into the space program. A bit of this can already be seen in the U.K. as parents can now dismiss the PGD that indicates a male/female embryo- for example, if a family has girls and no boys to carry on the family name.

It can’t be easy caring for a child with a severe disability and I do not know if I have the constitution or patience to deal with it. It does seem comparable to a fast-food medical procedure, however, to abandon the ‘embryo’ so quickly after PGD. But, it isn’t really an embryo so why put it and the parents through the torture of that lifestyle? Not that I am implying that caring for mentally/physically handicapped children is ‘torture’, but you know what I mean. Eugenics is the most slippery of slopes of human intervention, but I cannot discredit its intentions.
I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science. -Vincent

Is it really so bad to give a child the best head start possible in this world? With all the bullshit that goes on in everyday life, wouldn’t it be great to get rid of the gene that would force your child to take insulin shots everyday, or cause a higher risk of hereditary cancer, or even something so trivial as penis size or having a child with 12 fingers so that he can be a phenomenal piano player? The scene in Gattaca where the doctor is admiring the ‘genetically enhanced’ penis size, wishing his parents would have chosen that option for him, is telling.
Dr. Lamar: Jerome, never shy, pisses on command. Beautiful piece of equipment you've got there Jerome. I ever told you that?
Vincent: Only every time I'm in here.
Dr. Lamar: Occupational hazard. I see a great many on the course of any given day. Your's just happens to be an exceptional example. Don't know why my folks didn't order one like that for me.

I think it all boils down to the person’s belief of when life is created. Looking at a few cells doesn’t really constitute a baby to me. Some believe it occurs when the sperm finally makes it to the egg while others believe it occurs somewhere between fertilization and birth.
Vincent: I'll never understand what possessed my mother to put her faith in God's hands, rather than her local geneticist.

May 9, 2007

Democrats (and some GOP) need a lesson in accountability

I must begin by giving a hat tip to Mike Lief for this story; his post (and blog for that matter) has a level of insight that escapes me as my sinus infection and impending bronchitis have rendered my thought processes handicapped at the moment.

Several House Representatives have initiated House Resolution 1595, a WWII reparations bill to pay surviving residents of Guam who were attacked by the Japanese. Yes, the taxpayers of the United States are going to pay WWII Chamorro's reparations for "death, rape, severe personal injury, personal injury, forced labor, forced march, or internment" caused by the Japanese military occupation of Guam. John Campbell has some perspective on the cost to taxpayers.

What the hell do these people have against being an American that lends credence to the idea that we are responsible for the troubles that befall others when an enemy of the U.S. harms them?

I scratch my head at this resolution, given the sympathy evoking title of 'Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act', the same way I wondered why there was no statute of limitations on the slavery issue and why reparationists demand subsequent monetary payment to black Americans. There is a loose tie between the two but they are both based on a premise that "America sucks and should pay out the ass for it."

When reading the Resolution you will see phrases like the one that leads off Section 2- "RECOGNITION OF THE SUFFERING AND LOYALTY OF THE RESIDENTS OF GUAM". Further down, this paragraph:
The United States forever will be grateful to the residents of Guam for their steadfast loyalty to the United States of America, as demonstrated by the countless acts of courage they performed despite the threat of death or great bodily harm they faced at the hands of the Imperial Japanese military forces that occupied Guam during World War II.
I have been to Guam many times and have visited the sites on the island that honor the people of Guam and their bravery and their allegiance to the United States. But why are they singled out to be the sole benificiaries of Japanese atrocities? Will these America haters find a small island in the Atlantic theater of WWII that suffered German occupation and offer them the same reparations?

Here is a list of representatives who support this Resolution:House List

I wrote a letter to Niel Abercrombie, Hawaii Democrat Representative, expressing my distaste of his support for this Resolution. I would encourage you to do the same.

May 7, 2007

Hawaii Racism kept alive via radio host

Hawaii Senate Majority Leader Gary Hooser (D- 7th; Kauii, Niiihau)had an on-air interview with Perry and Price, one of Hawaii's oldest talk show programs. In the wake of the Waikele parking lot beatings and the bad press this state has received in recent months concerning racism, Larry Price thought it would be a good idea to bring up Senator Hooser's ethinicity as it relates to helping the State and other irrelevancies. Here is the transcript:
Price: "You keep using the word 'honest' senator; where you from?"

Hooser: "Where am I from? Kapa'a."

Price: "Yeah, where were you born and raised?"

Hooser: "I was born in California. I graduated high school at Radford High School."

Price: "You got blue eyes?"

Hooser: "(Laughs) I do. Does that matter?"

Price: "Yes, to us it does. Because when local people hear somebody from the Mainland talk about how honest everything is that means that something's wrong. You know when they say 'frankly' or 'honestly' we did a lot of things, you know and stuff like that, that sounds suspicious."

Hooser: "You know, I don't really appreciate a reference to where I'm from, from California, or my blue eyes, Mr. Price."

Price: "Well I don't care what you think."

There are so many things wrong in that blockquote that it is really hard to find a starting point in which to make Price look like the ass he is. He does a pretty good job without any help.

I have spoken on this subject many times- people who make race the first and only issue- and how this type of narrowminded thinking so easily infects like minded people. So, Larry Price has something against haole's? Eye color makes a difference in validating one's character? Let's take a look at Price's biography from the KSSK website:

Broadcasting degrees - USC (5 years) and Stanford (6 years); he also went to a local college, Univeristy of Hawaii Manoa for 9 years. 20 years of school for a degree in broadcasting? I hope there is more to this than what the numbers say. Most doctors have 4 years undergrad, 4 years medical school, then 3-5 internship. Price had more schooling than a doctor to get a degree in broadcasting? He makes Van Wilder look like an overachiever. I wonder how many haole's Price came across during his schooling on the mainland- must have been an emotional roller coaster for him.

Other jobs - Price is an assistant MBA professor at Chaminade. I feel a little better about his schooling now, but I hope that his disdain for eye color and birth place isn't indoctrinated to his students. We have enough problems with liberal teachers poisoning thier students minds with political ideas without having to hear racist overtones. I thought that Price's side job as a Color Commentator for Oceanic cable was ironic.

Price also writes for the MidWeek, a local paper with 250k circulation. His mediocre writing should be confined to this paper as his columns are budding from his radio show. Price supports drug testing for all parents who want to put their kids in public school, beleives Iwalai White was denied her position on the Public Safety Committee becuase she is Hawaiian and a woman, and hailed the "public humiliation" of Peter Young by a "Democratic controlled senate". There is a distinct pattern that aligns so flawlessly with the rest of the liberal agenda.

Although Price pulled a mini-Imus, his slip up cause a big stir with the people of Hawaii, eye color notwithstanding. Hooser had this to say, and it refelcted my thinking, "I've lived in this state for 37 years and my kids were born here. It's insulting."

I have lived here for 15 years and 3 of my children were born here. But, in Price's brown eye's, they will not embody the aloha spirit because they have light skin, light colored hair, and blue eyes.

But the nail in the coffin for Price, when faced with a logical follow question to an illogical line of questioning, was when he said, "I don't care what you think." So typical of the tolerant left, that it is probably just a Pavlovian response. I wonder if there will be as much local outcry here for this jackass to leave his radio show as there was for Imus' off color remarks.

May 3, 2007

Bush uses the People's Elbow to send Bill back to Pelosi

Pelosi’s smoke and mirrors bill was DOA as the G dub vetoed the shit out of it, as he appropriately promised the Democrats some time ago. I use the ‘smoke and mirrors’ metaphor because after reading the contents of her “bi-partisan” bill, it is nothing short of a bribe to her fellow Democrats, a sign of surrender to our troops, and a treaty with Bin Laden, Amadnejhad, and any other fanatic who wishes to do the United States harm.

The media are remiss in truly reporting the outright lies of the Democrats and their “We hate Bush more than all the other troublemakers in the world” mantra. Pelosi and her fellow lemmings report to exhaustion how fair the bill was and how the President ruled against Congress and the American people for vetoing this bill.

Bi-partisan? This thing barely passed with a 51-46 vote. Then again, the spread of votes only matters when the Democrats lose- if they squeak by that means the whole country is behind them; if they lose it’s Bush’s fault for rigging the votes. Joe Liebermann was the only one to stand against his party and vote against the bill.

It is apparent that this administration had no real plan after Saddham was overthrown for rebuilding the country. They figured the Japanese and Germans rebuilt their country after we kicked their ass so why wouldn’t the Iraqi’s do the same thing after being ruled by the cruelest dictatorship of the 20th century? The only thing that was more underestimated than the will of the insurgency was the will of the Democratic party in undermining any effort in trying to stabilize that country.

The veto was challenged by Congress but failed by a 222-203 vote- just shy of that pesky 2/3 requirement. Now the Democrats are scrambling to get another bill together, hopefully one that doesn’t include $23 billion in pork to bribe fellow Dems to vote for the bill, and come up with a compromise with the President. I have a gut feeling it won’t work either. The Dems seem to believe that a loss in Iraq is a victory for them; until that mindset is dispelled and they stop trying turning this war into another Vietnam, it will be increasingly difficult to secure a safe Iraq and bring our boys/girls home.

J.B. Williams wrote an article for New Media that sums up what this bill stands for in the eyes of the Democrats:

* They will travel around the globe to negotiate with known terror states and enemies of the U.S., Iran, Syria and North Korea, committing treason every step of the way. But they won’t cross the political aisle to negotiate with Bush.
* They will authorize funding for our troops, but only if they accept unconditional surrender in return for the money.
* If they don’t have legitimate support for their agenda in congress, they will buy it with pork barrel bribery.
* They have no commitment to the war on terror, let alone to supporting the difficult mission of standing up a free democratic Iraq.
* They dislike and distrust Bush and Cheney more than Bin Laden, Assad, Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong Ill.
* And there is clearly no price too high in their quest for control of all branches of the federal government.

Well, at least the media are reporting the whereabouts of Anna Nichol Smith’s baby.

May 2, 2007

Asshat breaks law, runs from police; police chase asshat, force him off road; asshat is now paralyzed

What you would probably expect to read after that headline is an impending lawsuit by the quadriplegic against the police and a liberal judge compensating the asshat's poor judgment. Well, you would be half right.

In 2001, Victor Harris, 19 years old at the time, ran from the police like a Kennedy from a car accident. One of the officers ran him off the road and as a result from the crash Harris is now paralyzed. Harris got a Johnny Cochran wanna-be to file a case against the police department for violation of Harris' 4th amendment rights.

In case you aren't familiar with this amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The case went all the way to the Supreme Court and, on April 30th, the court ruled in favor of the police department saying the officers "used reasonable force" to apprehend the fleeing asshat.

Many other bloggers covered this story as it broke and I am blogging about it only because of apost I read on Mike Lief's website where someone left this post:
The law was written by rich white men for rich white men. Racist cops can run you off the road or even kill you if they decide that you dont fit in the neighborhood. Racist white America will always oink for the pigs when the black man and poor people get abused by the white power structure.
Oh, I get it now. The racist police only run black drivers off the roads because everyone else pulls over when the lights come on. Great, another Jackson/Sharpton indoctrinated douchebag who tries to make race the first and only issue.

A crucial element in the case was the video shot by the officers in pursuit. It was this video that swayed 8 of the 9 judges in favor of law enforcement. The video can be seen on CNN's website