Monday, September 26, 2005

Not that this should surprise anyone...

Cindy Sheehan was arrested.
With all the paranoid wierdness going on at the recent "anti-war rally" in Washington, I'm just surprised no one planted a bomb -- although "One man climbed over the White House fence and was quickly subdued by Secret Service agents."
I should warn you -- (predictably) some photos contain obscene language.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

You won't believe

This. And I thought Kanye West was unhinged...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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How do y'all like the new blog background?
Bible Babe

Flight 93

Michelle Malkin has a great column about the winning design for the Flight 93 memorial.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Roberts may be bad news...

Check out Joseph Farah's article about John Roberts. We all had high hopes for a conservative but I think we just got blindsided. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46291.
Bible Babe

Monday, September 12, 2005

Senate Confirmation hearings

have begun for Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Keep track of them.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

In case you want to know...

I now have a political weblog of my own. I intend to keep posting on this blog too, but please visit mine: Eye Of The Storm.
Thanks!!

Here we go again...

In case you didn't hear, the plan for the Flight 93 Memorial came out recently. Check it out.
What does it remind you of?
If you're incredulous over the striking resemblance to the Crescent of Islam, you're among many expressing growing outrage over the latest PC scandal. I'm wondering, as Charlie at
Little Green Footballs says, "Is this a coincidence, an example of exreme cluelessness, or something more deliberate?"
At the very least, it's an example of extremely poor taste.

Related: 9-11 families protest International Freedom Center.
"More than 500 relatives of Sept. 11 victims rallied at the World Trade Center site Saturday against a proposed museum... They said the museum should not be allowed to show exhibits about struggles for freedom around the world.
"These are important stories to tell," said Jack Lynch, whose firefighter son Michael Lynch... died at the trade center. "Elsewhere, not at America's memorial."


Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

United Nothings

Useless Nuisance, UN American. Call them whatever you want, the UN is no doubt deeply corrupt.

A new report by an Independent Comittee relating to the Oil-for-Food Scandal blasts Kofi Annon, his deputy and the Security Council for "illicit, unethical and corrupt behavior".
Quote:

"The inescapable conclusion from the committee's work is that the United Nations organization needs thorough reform — and it needs it urgently,"

Oh, but John Bolton should "respect the organization" of the UN.

I'm watching AP/ABC's Top News headlines for any mention.
No mention or links yet on ABC or CNN or CNN international web homepage. Surprisingly, CBS has a story about it, although the tiny link is hidden halfway down the page under 'world news'. Same for MSNBC.

Go Alan Colmes!

Did I just say that?

Although I usually disagree with FNC 's Alan Colmes, I have to applaud him(and Sean) for
this segment of Hannity and Colmes last night. Professor Boyce Watkins, author of the book, "What if George Bush Were a Black Man?", was on defending looters.

Now, I can understand taking food and water, as Sean and Alan said, but this man would not answer whether or not he condoned, for instance, a plasma TV. Continually, he would change the subject("you can argue that we're looting in Iraq right now.") He was the most rambling, pointless interviewee I've seen in a long, long time.
Alan Colmes, although it was clear he agreed with the guy's politics, went after Watkins until he eventually did condone it. Before he condemmed it. Before he condoned it.

You get the idea.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Playing With The Facts At The New York Times

As reported tonight on The O'Reilly Factor, The New York Times has outdone itself. In this editorial, writer Allessandra Stanley found another way to criticize America's leading news source - while twisting the facts, of course. While saying all reporters are aware of, and openly deplore " . . . the government's failure to help the victims adequently, " and whining about the "inattentive Federal Government" she then took the initiative to slam the (hardly conservative) Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera. She said, and I quote, "Fox's Geraldo Rivera did his rivals one better: yeserday, he nudged an Air Force rescue worker out of the way so his camera crew could tape him as he helped lift an older woman in a wheelchair to safety." The only problem is that isn't what happened at all. The average reader (if the Times has any readers who could be described as "average") is left to believe that Fox News in general, and Geraldo in particular, is rogue, uncouth, self serving, and mean(they would know.)
If you saw The Factor tonight when they showed the video, you could see that the video clip was taken completely out of context. The video showed Geraldo and another man walking down stairs, carrying a wheelchair containing an elderly lady. An Air Force rescue worker was standing near the wheelchair as the other man carrying it (who had the bottom of the wheelchair and most of the weight) got to the bottom. He'd moved by the time Geraldo had reached the bottom. Besides that, there was no way he could "nudge" anyone out of the way as he struggled down the stairs. No, I don't have any scientific proof that it wasn't a photo op, but it surely didn't look like it. He was just helping out; not even in the picture most of the video. I'm by no means a big fan of Geraldo , but to bring a baseless attack against him is simply wrong.
At least we know where the spin doesn't stop.

All-Star America-hating lineup

Michelle Malkin touches on something I'd noticed, too. Check out the lineup for the NFL Kickoff special:
Green "American Idiot" Day(whose most recent video features an American Soldier being killed)
"Neo-con" Mick Jaggar
Kanye "Bush doesn't care about blacks" West
"DNC" Maroon 5

Gosh. If this is the kickoff, wonder who the Super Bowl will have.

Whatever happened to Toby Kieth or Paul McCartney?

Monday, September 05, 2005

Have You Noticed . . .

Have you seen the TV shows and movies made recently that are dealing with the subject of terrorism? They're eerily realistic, no? No. At least not in who the villians are. I saw a promo the other day for the new NBC political thriller The E-Ring. A fleeting glimpse of a "bad guy" caught my eye. Were the top Pentagon officials chasing Average Ahmed the terrorist? Hardly. The terrorists were Asian! (I'm sure not North Korean - probably Chinese - less polarizing y'know) To be fair I haven't seen the show so there could be Middle Eastern terrorists, too; they should've used them in their promo, though.
So anyway I did some research. You'd be surprised at how rarely the terrorists of the movies match the terrorists of reality. From Neo-Nazis, to Serbian, to more Asians, the bad guys/girls are quite an eclectic group; but rarely match the level of reality the rest of the show/movie does. I don't believe that all Middle Easterners should be shown as terrorists, or that threats can't come from anywhere, but the politically correct folks do need to lighten up a bit. Come on; Neo-Nazis?

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Politicizing A Tragedy

This weekend, watching news specials about Katrina, something that really struck me was how much the the idea is being advanced that, as MSNBC said [many believe]“…Washington would have moved much quicker if it were rich whites in danger.”

Rapper Kayne West's comments say it all. During a benefit concert aired on NBC, he said
"George Bush doesn't care about black people" and said America is set up “to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible.”

Huh?

What about the mostly white, many upper-income families in Biloxi, Gulfport and Orange Beach communities?
As far as I know, federal help was just as slow in coming to them, yet no one is claiming racism about that.

Still, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D, Maryland) said, “We cannot allow it to be said by history that the difference between those who lived and those who died… was nothing more than poverty, age or skin color,” and the Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin (D), said on radio, “get off you’re a--es and do something” about the “biggest g--d---n crisis in our history.” (In his defense, Nagin also responded to Diane Sawyer's ridiculously political question - "do you think the administration is trying to shift the blame to local governments" - by saying he didn't want to get into pointing fingers and "there's enough blame to go around".)
Of course, those going after Bush are another issue. On 20/20 phrases like “rare admission of failure” were used about George Bush.
Left wing site like this and this and are really unbelievable. A DailyKos poster even claimed that it was a conspiracy to kill black people!

Sure, FEMA has it's flaws. Big ones. But to insinuate that all the blame rests on Bush - and none on local governments - is ridiculous. And these people are not interested in genuinely questioning what happened. They will do anything to push racial tensions and get at Bush.
And that’s a shame.

Remembering Rehnquist

Chief Justice William Rehnquist has died.
A long defender of Conservative values, even on a sometimes liberal court, his Supreme Court career began when he was appointed to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1971 by President Nixon and was elevated to Chief Justice by President Reagan in 1986.

"A statement from the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three children when he died in Arlington.
"The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed last October and continued to perform his dues on the court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days," she said."


Inside Cable News has more.
The Southern California Law Blog tracks liberal hatred.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Katrina: How You Can Help

Here are some charities you can trust.

American Red Cross
United Way
ADRA (Adventist Development & Relief Agency)
The Salvation Army

Also, if your town has evacuees, some sites have been set up to match the needy with host families.

Hurricane Housing - a division of MoveOn.org

And if you're a Gulf Coast Resident:

Open Heart, Open Home

This Mobile-based country music station site has lots of info.
So does this Pensacola-based one.

Here are the official Louisiana and Mississippi government sites.
Don't forget: Mobile AL was hit pretty hard, too, as well as little towns like Bayou La Batre.

Some tips if you plan to donate or volunteer:

1: Only non-perishable food items will be accepted. Shelters don't allow homemade, and some shelters don't allow food donations at all - always call ahead.

2: Don't answer unsolicited e-mail or calls offering ways to donate, many times these things are a scam - the best way is to go directly to the organization's web page. Even if it looks or sounds authentic, don't do it.

3: As I said before, you should call the local shelter ahead of time to determine the need. The last thing they want to be dealing with is way to much of one item.

4: Many times the most urgent need is not food, but people to help serve it. However, if you plan to go volunteer, keep in mind that while most evacuees are probably law-abiding citizens, a shelter is not the safest of situations because you never know who's there. If you're a kid, stick with your parents all the time.

5: Don't go to public message boards to see about taking in evacuees. Don't ever answer an e-mail/ post which says 'I'm an evacuee, can you send me your adresses/personal info etc.'

6: Right now it would be foolhardy to try to get a package into one of these devastated areas. If you do not have a sure-fire way that you know will get the supplies in(such as a relative nearby in a less damaged area) or you are not local, money is the best way to help.

7: Similar principles apply with donating money. Do not send it directly to the area; the only safe way is through a relief organization.

Last of all, use your common sense. Just think: these people have nothing, none of the basic necessities like toothbrushes, soap, and other essential toiletries. Ask yourself what you would want if it were you. What are some of the things you would take on vacation or camping? (Mosquito repellant might be a good thing to think about, as standing water breeds mosquitos, and West-Nile Virus is deadly -- of course, check beforehand.)
Then call, and volunteer or donate.