Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wiener of the Week

This week the Wiener of the Week is Her Royal Evilness, HRC, for letting her big mouth destroy all of the momentum she had been handed by Barack {don't say his middle name or you're a racist} Obama.

This particular scenario has resulted in the WotW before: candidate gets a break -- something one of the other candidates has done has opened the door for them to emerge with huge momentum. And's gone. They've flushed the momentum.

First it was Mike Huckabee flushing the good fortune of Mitt Romney unsuccessfully dealing with his "Mormon" problem, only to turn around and blow it by snidely and disingenuously dissing the Mormons by saying that "he had heard" that they believe that Satan is Jesus' brother.

Now it's the Hildebeast. Good Grief, Hil! All you had to do was shut the eff up and let the media digest Barack {} Obama and his messy relationship with his "spiritual mentor", and the nomination was yours. Yours!

But N-O-O-O-O! You had to be the big shot. You had to be SOOOO heroic! What a tool!

For demonstrating once again that the Clinton's would rather lie than tell the truth, even when it is to their benefit to tell the truth, 666 is the Wiener of the Week.


Saturday, March 29, 2008

TSA strikes again!

Hoo boy, all of you TSA defenders are going to just LOVE this one.

A Texas woman who said she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane called Thursday for an apology by federal security agents and a civil rights investigation.
Okay, now that I have your attention, here's the juicy part of the story.
The female TSA agent used a handheld detector that beeped when it passed in front of Hamlin's chest, the Dallas-area resident said.

Hamlin said she told the woman she was wearing nipple piercings. The women then called over her male colleagues, one of whom said she would have to remove the jewelry, Hamlin said.

Hamlin said she could not remove them and asked whether she could instead display her pierced breasts in private to the female agent. But several other male officers told her she could not board her flight until the jewelry was out, she said.

She was taken behind a curtain and managed to remove one bar-shaped piercing but had trouble with the second, a ring.

"Still crying, she informed the TSA officer that she could not remove it without the help of pliers, and the officer gave a pair to her," said Hamlin's attorney, Gloria Allred...
Okay, so the little Schutzstaffel wanna-bes wouldn't cut the lady some slack. If that were the end of it, it would probably be the end of it (well said, Yogi!). But it wasn't.
Hamlin said she heard male TSA agents snickering as she took out the ring. She was scanned again and was allowed to board even though she still was wearing a belly button ring. (emphasis mine)
Now THERE'S the good TSA Nazis that I know and loath! They force a woman, who anyone with half an ounce of common sense would tell you is only a threat to the teeth of the men who sleep with her, to endure a public humiliation and experience excruciating pain while they LAUGH RIGHT IN HER FACE. Then they ignore the equally "dangerous" naval ring -- after all, no laughs in having her remove that, is there?

Go ahead, you TSA defenders. Tell me (a) by what authority did the Nazis have the right to demand that the nipple bars be removed, (b) why was she allowed to board with her NAVAL ring still inserted if piercings are indeed a "threat", and (c) what exactly IS the "threat" in nipple rings, anyway?


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Darwin Awards finalist?

Here's one for the books.

Ronald Long...was trying to use a .22-caliber pistol to shoot a hole through the wall in the couple's home to enable them to run a wire through to the television. His first shot was apparently unsuccessful in penetrating the wall and his second shot somehow hit his wife in the chest, 34-year-old Patsy Long. She was pronounced dead on Saturday night.
I would have used a drill, personally. To make a hole in the wall, I mean -- not to kill the wife.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Security uber alles, right?

For those of you who hammered me for my disrespect of the TSA and for comparing it unfavorably to the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS), I want you to think of this the next time you're at the airport and some goon is hefting your bag (and I don't mean your suitcase).

The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — including one in Thailand that was victimized by Chinese espionage — raising concerns that cost savings are being put ahead of national security, an investigation by The Washington Times has found.
You and I get molested at the airport. But terrorists get a little special something from Uncle Sam -- a simplified way to obtain forged documents.

There's nothing more I can add to this. It speaks for itself.


DW goes off on the Clintons

Sniper Fire???

You Go Girl!! The Hillbillaries are at it again. Let's see, in the past couple of days:
  • Bill stated that Hillary is the only candidate running who is on the Armed Services Committee: lie.

  • She claimed she was under sniper fire in Bosnia: lie.

  • Her man Carville called Gov. Richardson is a Judas, thus making Hillary Jesus: lie.
Anyone out there who still believes she is the "ONE" is lying to themselves, and if you are a male you should get in and get your nads checked. If female, you should schedule surgery and get the thing removed.

The Clintons are dirty and liars...of course this cowboy already knew that. Makes me ill.
It's funny. This is a news tidbit that I wasn't even going to mention. I mean, why bother. "Clinton caught in a lie" ranks with "Dog bites man" in terms of news-worthiness. All politicians lie. But with the Clintons it's an art form. The Clintons lie even when the truth would be less damaging. It's pathological with them.

Hillary's an ass. All she had to do was keep her head low and let her underlings snipe at Obama's "pastor problem". But N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O!!!!! She has to 'f' it up by opening her lying pie hole. Serves her right!


Dick Morris documents Hillary's lies.


Monday, March 24, 2008

More global warming fear mongering

Apparently the sheeple aren't clamoring for government intervention fast enough for the powers that be. Now they have to invent new and creative ways of scaring them.

The risks of climate change have turned from a threat to reality impacting the conflict in Darfur, migration from flood-prone Bangladesh and hopes for stability in the Middle East, according to a new EU report.

From Africa to Asia, and from pole to pole, climate change has become "a threat multiplier which exacerbates existing trends, tensions and instability," warns the seven-page report on "Climate change and international security", to be presented to a European summit in Brussels on March 13-14.

Among the listed threats are "reduction of arable land, widespread shortage of water, diminishing food and fish stocks, increased flooding and prolonged droughts."

These problems, according to the report drawn up by the offices of EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner, "are already happening in many parts of the world".
Uh-huh. "[A]lready happening"? S-u--u-u-u-u-re they are....

Okay, let's take a break from the fairy tale and look at the reality. This article comes from (believe it or not) NPR.
Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years. That could mean global warming has taken a breather. Or it could mean scientists aren't quite understanding what their robots are telling them.
Or, it could mean that...wait for it...there AIN'T NO STINKIN' GLOBAL WARMING!!!

There's more.
80 percent to 90 percent of global warming involves heating up ocean waters....Since the system was fully deployed in 2003, it has recorded no warming of the global oceans.
No kidding? Hmmm.......
"There has been a very slight cooling, but not anything really significant," Willis says.
Cooling. I see.

Face it, these assclowns haven't the foggiest idea what is really happening with the climate. But they damn sure want to saddle us with new, creative taxes to "eliminate" the "warming". Will the sheeple buy it? Don't put it past them...


Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is risen!

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

These words will be spoken in Christian churches all over the world today. They won't be spoken out of a sense obligation or ritual, but because they represent the cornerstone of our faith. Jesus is our Hope and our Salvation. Today we celebrate His birth, perfect life, propitiatory death, and his resurrection (the conquering of sin, death, and the grave).

I defer to Vox Day to add the exclamation mark to this message.

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wiener of the Week

This week we have our second repeat Wiener of the Week. Barack {don't say his middle name or you're a racist} Obama -- come on down!

His "Lincoln moment" speech (or so it was referred to by the shills at MSNBC) didn't dig him out from his hole. The Wright controversy just won't die. He's falling like a rock in the polls, both against The Beast as well as against McCommie. And now, he's generated even more controversy.

In his "amazing" speech, Obama threw his white grandmother under the bus, saying that she had "...on more than one occasion...uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe." Now he's poured more gasoline on that fire.

During a morning interview with Philadephia's WIP and its host Angelo Cataldi, Obama was asked about his reference to his white grandmother in his recent speech on Reverend Wright.

Obama responded:

"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know there's a reaction that's been been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it."
A "typical white person". Yeah. Nothing racist there.

Barack {don't say his middle name or you're a racist} Obama -- for blowing a huge primary advantage and for outing yourself as a racist, you're the Wiener of the Week.


Friday, March 21, 2008

NBC's Religious Bigotry

The spouse and I have been big Law & Order fans for years. We TiVo every new episode and watch it when we have time. Most episodes are common cop/lawyer fair, with occasionally excellent writing and surprising plot twists. There's a reason the show has been on for 18 years -- it is outstanding by network TV standards, low though they may be.

But, after viewing Wednesday night's episode, I may never watch Law & Order again. Here are the particulars of this episode, the most offensive piece of bigotry I've ever seen on TV.

  • Woman is found stoned to death.

  • Murdered woman is involved with Muslim artist (Ha! It must be him, you know what zealots those people are).

  • Murdered woman's co-worker says that she argued with Muslim artist the day she was killed (Ha! We knew it!).

  • But...artist was just trying to protect the woman from Albanian immigrants who had threatened to kill him if he went forward with his exhibit at her gallery. He's a pro-woman Muslim (he must be the only one), and his paintings portray the sufferings of Muslim women at the hands of men (MEN ARE EVIL!).

  • Artist checks out - he's not the perp.

  • Cops check out the Albanians (Ha! It must be THOSE religious bigots!).

  • But the Albanians have an FBI tail on them 24/7, and they were nowhere near the crime scene at the time of the murder.

  • Of course, the FBI has also been taping phone conversations of the murdered woman because she had used the words "Muslim", "jihad", and "Fatima" in the course of a phone conversation with the Muslim artist. The cops inform the OBVIOUSLY inept FBI agent that those words are from the name of a painting by the artist. FBI agent sheepishly retreats.

  • But cops listen to one of the taped conversations (yeah, it's okay for THEM to do it, they're on the side of the angels, unlike the fascist FBI).

  • Turns out the murdered woman was getting horizontal with the artist.

  • Time to harass the husband (Ha! It's ALWAYS the husband) and confront him with this information.

  • Husband shrugs off the accusation. Cops eventually buy it.

  • Cops try to check out the college age son at the University he's supposed to be attending, and find out he dropped out some time ago.

  • They find out that he's living with crack addicts - he's "ministering to them". They haul him in.

  • Eventually, he's about to confess to the murder when his "counselor" interrupts. But, when the cops look through the two-way mirror, what they see is not an attorney-client meeting, but the two men PRAYING (OH THE HORROR!), The "counselor" is confronted, "Are you a lawyer, or not?" He replies, "I didn't say I was his lawyer, I said I was his counselor." Horrors! A Christian Minister! with me so far. To this point, all offensiveness has been pretty de rigeur. Nothing too out-of-the-ordinary. But it's apparent they're setting up something. Why else would they have all of the false leads pointing to stereotypes?

Now the whole episode narrative changes. From this point on the entire episode becomes a soapbox for "the message", which is:
  • Christians are fanatics

  • Christians are bigots

  • Christians are feeble minded and easily controlled

  • Christian leaders are brain washing control freaks

  • Christians hate those who are different

  • Christians want to kill those who are "sinners" in their Christian eyes

  • Christians call these "sinners" infidels

  • Children left by their feeble minded parents to attend "camps" lead by the fanatical, brain-washing Christian ministers are glassy-eyed robotic zealots

  • These children spout insipid crap when prompted by their evil brain-washer, who is teaching them to kill

  • And, ultimately, this final "message": Christian fanatics are no different from Muslim fanatics
You really had to see it to believe it. The "Chosen Prophet" son of the murdered woman, who stoned her to death to cleanse her of her sin. Do these asshats know the first thing about Christianity?
  • Christians have NEVER believed in stoning sinners. Stoning is from the law of Moses and all Christians believe that the Law was fulfilled (or superseded, if you will) by Jesus Christ.

  • Christians do not now nor have they EVER believed that a sinner must die in order to be forgiven for their sin. Individual asshats have practiced this reprehensible doctrine in the past (see: witches, Salem), but it has never been nor shall it ever be a part of Christianity. Christians believe in blood atonement; but it's not the blood of the sinner that atones, but rather the shed blood of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Christians (with the exception of those asshats in Kansas who believe that "God hates fags") are taught to "love the sinner but hate the sin". We believe in ministering to and loving sinners, not in killing them. The fact is WE'RE ALL SINNERS. Just because I'm not a homosexual or an adulterer doesn't make me better than them. I've got my own "thorns in the flesh" to overcome, thank you.

  • Christians don't go around blowing themselves up, nor killing people who aren't Christian, nor foisting the Christian equivalent of Sharia on our countrymen and women. We all know who's doing that, don't we?

  • I'll put the members of my church up against any 100 atheists you chose at random, and I wager we'll come out WAAAAAAAAY ahead of THAT group in the areas of independence, intelligence, and open mindedness and tolerance (like, how many atheists will tolerate OUR viewpoint, or even allow us to speak it?).

  • Show me ONE Christian who has EVER used the word 'infidel' to describe an unbeliever. Just ONE! You can't do it. Because WE DON'T DO IT!!!! We don't use that word. It's not a part of our "orthodoxy", if you will. We don't say it because we don't believe it.
What we have here is typical liberal-atheist projection. They project upon Christians all of the most evil attributes imaginable so that they can feel better about the amoral lives they themselves live. There's also a healthy dose of "equivalence" here -- our Christian fanatics, their Muslim fanatics, it's all the same. Uh,'s not. We're not the one's trying to remake society in "our" image. That would be the Muslims. And the Liberals. See what I mean about "projection"?

Note also that there is no outcry in the media about this horrendous steaming turd of bigotry. Switch it around: make it "Jews" or "Muslims" brainwashing their children and murdering "infidels" instead of Christian wackos. You wouldn't be able to swing a dead cat without hitting someone decrying the bigotry. Shoot, if it was Muslims, you would have riots and fatwas. Someone would be dead. Fast.

Welcome to America, where bigotry is not tolerated...except when it's against white men, Asians, and Christians.

The writers, director, and producers of this episode can all kiss my lily-white Christian ass.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama hypocrisy

Well, well, well. It looks like some chickens have come home to roost. Mr. Barack {don't say his middle name or you're a racist} Obama, so very late in decrying the hate spewed forth by his pastor, Rev. Wright, wasn't quite so slow to throw Don Imus under the bus.

In a major speech Tuesday, Obama condemned the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's shocking verbal assaults against the U.S. dating back to 2001.

But in April of last year, Obama was quick to demand Imus' ouster for making a racially insensitive remark.

"There’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude," Obama told ABC News in an April 11 interview demanding Imus' resignation.
Let's check the tally board, shall we? Obama is first in line to call for Imus's head...but attends the church of the Rev. "if it's white, it's not" Wright for 20 years without seeing any problem!!! Not only that, but apparently the Rev. was on Obama's campaign staff.

"There’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group". Really, Mr. Obama? Really?

Words like that have a funny way of boomeranging. Ain't karma a bitch?


It looks like Imus wasn't the only whitey being thrown under the bus by Obama. Trent Lott got the Obama treatment himself back in '02.
While Sen. Barack Obama said he couldn't throw over his friend and pastor of 20 years for racially charged and divisive hate speech, he had no trouble calling for the head of Sen. Trent Lott, the Republican Senate majority leader, for embracing a colleague with a segregationist past on his 100th birthday.

On Dec. 12, 2002, Obama, then serving as an Illinois state senator and filling in as host of the Cliff Kelley radio show on WVON, challenged the Republican Party to demand Lott's resignation.

"It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do," said Obama.

He added: "The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party."


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Your property? I don't think so!

For all of you out there who still think that Americans are a free people, try this one on for size.

Commissioners in Martin County have unanimously passed an ordinance allowing county employees to go onto private property without permission to kill Africanized bees and treat areas where mosquitoes are breeding.
Yeah, that sounds like freedom to me -- government cronies waltzing onto your property and spraying chemicals without so much as a how-de-do.

More disturbing than the fact that Martin County seems to think that private property rights don't pertain to them is the fact that the zombie reporter from seems to imply by his or her indifference that it's perfectly okay for them to do so. Whatever happened to The Press as the Protector of the Little Guy? Oh, I forgot -- the new role of The Press is to protect big government.


Don't judge us on our results, judge us on our intentions

A recurring theme with liberal asshats is the way their good intentions almost always end up making things worse for everyone. Here's a case in point: the new Federal Building in San Francisco.

Thomas Mayne’s new George H.W. Bush Federal Building now looms over midtown San Francisco. While people have sharply divergent reactions to its unique exterior design -- I happen to like it -- the verdict on the structure’s function as a office space for federal employees is nearly unanimous: it is a disaster.

Not that architectural critics care. Bedazzled by unusual design features and its focus on energy conservation, reviews of Mayne’s latest work seem to ignore whether it fulfills its functional role as a federal office building.

Based on what I have been told, it clearly does not.
And what a building it is! No heat. No AC. Bad lighting.
When I spoke with a Labor Department worker at the building (who noted that she is encountering the type of bad work conditions that her agency is supposed to enforce against), she confirmed what might have been an urban legend: that some employees must use umbrellas to keep the sun out of their cubicles.

The lack of internal climate controls has left some workers too cold and others too hot.
And then there's the elevators.
According to my source, architect Mayne has stated that federal office workers do not get enough exercise. To address this, he installed elevators in the building that only stop at every third floor. This requires employees to walk up or down one or two flights of metal stairs.

Persons with physical disabilities who cannot use stairs can use a separate elevator that stops at every floor. The foreseeable result is that employees seeking to avoid stairs use the disabled access elevator, leaving this car crammed with people and making the ride to the top extremely slow.

I am told that when the freight elevator is out of service, deliveries must use the disabled access elevator. It seems only a matter of time until a disabled worker sues the General Services Administration for providing inadequate disabled elevator access in the building.'s GREEN, so that makes up for all of its other failings, right? Asshats!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Apocalypse is upon us

Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

If this isn't one of the signs of the apocalypse, I don't know what is. Mariah Carey's next #1 hit single will tie her with the Beatles for #1 all time. GAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!

Move over, Beatles. Mariah Carey is on the verge of tying the legendary British band for having the most chart-topping hits.

The hip-hop diva's newest single "Touch My Body" is poised to give her 18 No. 1 singles, knotting her with the Fab Four.

The song is the lead track on her latest album "E=MC2," due to hit stores later this month.

The 37-year-old songstress is currently tied with Elvis Presley for second place for top singles.
Man, if this doesn't speak to the diminished intelligence of the American people, I don't know what does.

Here's the thing: I could think of about a dozen Beatles songs that might have been #1 hits, right off the top of my noggin. I couldn't name a single Mariah Carey song if you put a gun to my head. *Vulture shakes head sadly*


Monday, March 17, 2008

Here comes more TSA invasiveness

Just as surely as sunrise follows sunset, you can bank on the TSA to find more and more "threats" to air travelers. This latest is a doozy.

It seems that TSA now fears that terrorists may try to build a bomb in midair using parts smuggled onto the plane in small, hard-to-distinguish pieces.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who wants to call BS on this one. Let's go through the checklist, shall we?

  • A bomb sufficient to drop an airplane must be of a size large enough to cause a destabilizing hole in the plane or must be placed in a strategic location (like, for example, near hydraulic lines or fuel storage)
  • For placement in a strategic location, the terrorists would almost certainly have to have inside help
  • Inside help, at least in theory, should be nearly impossible due to the background checks that are performed on airline personnel
  • It would take a large number of terrorists to bring the parts and core explosive material onto a plane in carry on-sized pieces undetectable by TSA, even for a small bomb
  • Alternately, major portions of the bomb might be held in checked luggage; however, we're back to the need for an insider to smuggle the terrorists down to cargo, and it could take a very long time just to find the luggage
  • Constructing the bomb, assuming that it is broken down into pieces small enough to evade TSA detection, could take hours for a complex bomb, but certainly would take 20-30 minutes for even the most primitive improvised explosive (again, we're talking about SMALL parts here)
  • Getting the pieces of the bomb to the bomb maker (unless construction is to be an "assembly line" process) would certainly raise suspicion among the passengers and crew
  • If construction IS an "assembly line" process, the partially assembled bomb must be hidden between assembly steps or passed from one terrorist to another; passing the pieces would most certainly raise suspicions, but unless there's an insider assisting, hiding the partially assembled bomb would be extremely difficult
  • Given the time needed to construct the bomb, where exactly are the terrorists going to go to do it? Unless there's an insider who can smuggle them down to baggage or into a crew-only area (now we're talking about the big, transcontinental jets, not your common 737), there is only one option - the commode, and if you think someone can hole up in the can for 30 minutes or more without raising a fuss, you haven't flown lately
  • What about the tools needed to assemble the bomb? You're certainly not going to walk through security with a screw driver in your pocket; again, we're back to the need for an insider
Can you see where I'm going with this? Unless someone comes up with the Perfect Bomb, one comprising no more than a dozen easily concealed pieces that are pretty much snap-togethers, this is a straw-man scenario.

So, if that's the case...why even bring up the possibility? That's easy. TSA needs to keep us in a perpetual state of anxiety to justify their existence, their budget (which will CERTAINLY have to be increased to combat this faux threat), and whatever invasive procedures they dream up for harassing and humiliating the American public.

Let the colon exams begin!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wiener of the Week

There are weeks when it's tough to choose a Wiener of the Week. Not this week. The DNC is the hands-down, slam dunk winner.

Where to begin describing the MCF that is the current state of Team Donkey's 2008 presidential candidate selection process? Here are the highlights:

  • Super delegates - elected officials and political cronies, without whom no candidate can achieve a majority of delegate votes at the convention
  • "At large" delegates appointed out of thin air
  • Michigan, whose votes were "out" and who will now get a "redo"
  • Florida, where NO solution seems like it will work
Let's focus on Florida, shall we? They broke the party rules by holding their convention early, as did Michigan. So the party threatened to refuse to seat their delegates, which, in a normal year in which one candidate runs away with the nomination, wouldn't matter a wit. But this isn't a normal year, and the party is under enormous pressure to give Florida a "redo". But Florida, being Florida, just can't seem to hold an election under any circumstance.

Now major Florida party donors are threaten to request the return of campaign contributions they made to the DNC. It just doesn't get any better than this.

For turning the process of selecting a presidential candidate into high theater, the DNC is my Wiener of the Week.


Friday, March 14, 2008

The ultimate in liberal hypocrisy

When it comes to hypocrisy, nobody, and I mean NOBODY, beats a Kennedy.

Ted Kennedy's yacht was caught dumping diesel fuel into Nantucket bay today. The stunned photographer who got the photograph tried to get answers.

He asked the crewman, "What the hell are you doing?"

The crewman said that diesel fuel had gotten into the bilge and he was told to dump it.

When the photographer pointed out that the yacht was moored in coastal waters near shellfish beds and people swimming, the crewman replied, "Whatever."
Yeah. Whatever.


Those environmental laws...those are meant for the little people. Not for Ted f'in Kennedy, of the Royal Kennedy's.

To tell you the truth, I'm not really all that surprised by this. Ted Kennedy is as phony as the day is long.
As Newsmax reported earlier, Kennedy has opposed a proposal to construct a wind farm in Nantucket Sound to produce cheap, clean energy. Asked why, he said: "That’s where I sail."
That's right. All of us "little people" have to make sacrifices for the good of society, but God forbid one of America's Royal Family, the Kennedy's, would have to endure viewing an eyesore on the shore of the place where they sail their beloved yachts!

Can you see the steam coming out of my ears right now?


Wright ain't right

DW is in high dudgeon.

What kind of AssClown is this?

I am sure everyone has heard the rantings of Obama's Rev. Wright. I realize that ass is free to say what he wants and does practice it everyday with his anti-white, anti-American, hell, anti-everything except blacks - oh except black Uncle Toms. I am glad he clarified that this is the United States of the KKK.

So with all this, Barack is saying his religion should not matter??? Did not Mitt get taken to task for his? Is that because he is white?

Rev. Wright is the exact type of idiot that keeps the black people down. Right where the Dems want them. I am not as infuriated by the Rev's comments as I am surprised by his stupidity.

South side of Chicago. Rev. Cleofus's part of town.
For the uninitiated, the Reverand Cleofus is the character played by James Brown in The Blues Brothers.

Funny you should mention the Right Reverend Wright. I was just formulating what I was going to say on that very subject.

Mitt Romney had his feet held to the fire by the media for his Mormon faith and that church's history of "racism" for not permitting Blacks to hold the priesthood until 1978. Yet this same hypocritical media has ignored the Reverend Wright's connection to Barack {don't say his middle name or you're a racist} Obama since October! I'm personally sick and tired of Black racism being ignored. Racism is racism, whether it's the Klan, or an America-hating preacher on Chicago's South Side. My opinion is that Obama HAS TO share in the beliefs of the Reverend or he would have left that church and repudiated the Reverend's teachings long ago.

Now......the question becomes......who among the Politically Correct media will step forward and call him out on it?


"They hate us for our freedoms" -- still more fascism

As I said in a post yesterday, it's been a busy week for the fascists among us. Today I've got three more little tales of fascists at work.

There are essentially three types of fascism in vogue today. The first category represents laws or bureaucratic regulations which serve to restrict our freedoms and further empower the government. Much of the environmental legislation passed in the past 40 years falls into this category, as well as all of the gun control laws. The second category can be described as petty bullying by the nanny state; laws or rules restricting what you can eat, where you can smoke, how much water your toilet can flush, etc. The last category consists of laws and regulations that give the government the power to keep tabs on the citizenry in ways that the Founding Fathers would have found completely unacceptable. I call these the Überwachenden Enablers. The government LOVES these laws because they can trample on the Fourth Amendment at will and wipe their asses with the Constitution -- all in the name of stopping crime and fighting terrorism.

The first two of today's tales fall into category two.

Honor student suspended for buying candy at school
This one really had me shaking my head in wonder. It seems the school board had outlawed the sale of candy on school property as part of a "wellness policy". ** Vulture gags uncontrollably ** The student in question was busted for purchasing "contraband" candy from another student. Sound familiar? It should: this is the very type of underground economy created under Prohibition in the 20's with alcohol and carried out since perhaps the late 50's with illegal drugs. Go ahead, nannies. Make things you don't like illegal - and watch the underground economy grow.

Anyway, they threw the book at this poor kid.

Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day...
Are you catching this? To say the punishment was overkill is to do an injustice to the concept of overkill. Needless to say, saner heads prevailed, and the youngster was restored to his position as class vice president. Good grief!

Proposed law requiring would require eating establishments to have "enough toilet paper" in their restrooms (WARNING: bad puns follow)
What a load! Do you believe this crap? What's amusing is the murkiness of the proposed bill. Nowhere in it does the asshat state legislator specify how much is "enough". I'm sure enforcement would be a pain in the ass. This type of nuisance regulation needs to be wiped out. It's a stain on our legal system.

Okay, enough of THAT. This last item falls into the category of Überwachenden Enabler.

Big Brother checking up on financial records
Each year, federal agents peek at the financial transactions of millions of Americans — without their knowledge.

The same type of information that raised suspicions about New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is reviewed every day by authorities to find traces of money laundering, check fraud, identity theft or any crime that may involve a financial institution.

As concerns about fraud and terrorist financing grow, an increasing number of suspicious deposits, withdrawals and money transfers are being reported by banks and others to the federal government. Banks and credit unions as well as currency dealers and stores that cash checks reported a record 17.6 million transactions to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in 2006, according to a report from the network, a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department.

"I don't think Americans understand that their financial transactions are being reported and routinely examined," said Barry Steinhardt of the American Civil Liberties Union.
As I stated in the intro to this post, this is the stuff that government just LOVES, because they can ram it through without too much outcry from the sheeple by invoking the specter of crime and terrorism. I can see Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, et al, all spinning in their graves. What ever happened to "probable cause"? What ever happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? It saddens me to see what we've become and where we're heading.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

More fascism - vaccinations or else!

Some acts of governmental fascism are nanny state coercion run amok. Here's one that's been silently becoming more apparent over time.

All over the world, governments are using the coercive power of the state to assure that children are vaccinated. I personally have MAJOR problems with this, in light of the fact that there is a potential link between the mercury-based thimerosal used as a preservative in many vaccines, and autism. But even disregarding the risk inherent in vaccines, why is it the government's place to force vaccines on their citizens at bayonet point? You're gonna love this.

People who refuse to be vaccinated are "free riders," Harris said. "They can only afford to refuse the vaccine because they are surrounded by people who have fulfilled their obligations to the community."
Ah! Government, the provider of all -- great, powerful, and omnipotent! -- considers you a freeloader if you're not on board. You WILL accept the risks to your children for the greater good of Der Staat.

Welcome to the nanny state.

Here is a sampling of government coercion involving vaccinations.
  • Two sets of parents in Belgium were recently handed five month prison terms for failing to vaccinate their children against polio. Each parent was also fined 4,100 euros ($8,000)

  • France makes polio vaccinations mandatory by law

  • In the U.S. state of Maryland, prosecutors and school officials in one county threatened truancy charges against parents who failed to vaccinate their children. The measure sharply reduced the number of unvaccinated children although nobody has been charged.
  • Shocker, that the People's Republic of Maryland (motto: if you can imagine it, we can tax it) would use threats to assure compliance. Just like any other totalitarian state. Lucky me, to live in such a place!


    The latest in fascism

    It's been a busy week for fascists everywhere. Where to begin? I guess I could start with the State of California declaring that parents do not have a right to meddle in their children's education.

    A California appeals court ruling clamping down on homeschooling by parents without teaching credentials sent shock waves across the state this week, leaving an estimated 166,000 children as possible truants and their parents at risk of prosecution.

    The homeschooling movement never saw the case coming.
    As usual, it gets better.
    Leslie Heimov, executive director of the Children's Law Center of Los Angeles, which represented the Longs' two children in the case, said the ruling did not change the law.

    "They just affirmed that the current California law, which has been unchanged since the last time it was ruled on in the 1950s, is that children have to be educated in a public school, an accredited private school, or with an accredited tutor," she said. "If they want to send them to a private Christian school, they can, but they have to actually go to the school and be taught by teachers."

    Heimov said her organization's chief concern was not the quality of the children's education, but their "being in a place daily where they would be observed by people who had a duty to ensure their ongoing safety."
    The last line of that quote sends shivers down my spine. Parents can't be trusted to ensure the wellbeing of their children -- only a duly-appointed and sanctioned agent of Das Überwachenden can ensure the safety of the children of Die Staat. The Nazis of the 1930's couldn't have said it any better.

    But this is just the first of many fascist highlights from this week.
    The family of a middle school student who was given detention for wearing a T-shirt bearing the image of a gun has filed a federal freedom of speech lawsuit against the school district.

    Donald Miller III, 14, went to Penn Manor High School in December wearing a T-shirt he said was intended to honor his uncle, a U.S. Army soldier fighting in Iraq.

    The shirt bears the image of a military sidearm and on the front pocket says "Volunteer Homeland Security." On the back, over another image of the weapon, are the words "Special issue Resident Lifetime License — United States Terrorist Hunting Permit — Permit No. 91101 — Gun Owner — No Bag Limit."

    Officials at the Millersville school told him to turn his shirt inside out. When Miller refused, he got two days of detention.
    But I'm sure if the shirt had said, "Hey Virgins! Thanks for nothing!" nobody would have said boo. Anyway, here's the money shot.
    [A]n attorney for the school district said school must create a safe environment for students in the post-Columbine era, and bringing even the image of a gun to school violates the district's policy.
    ROFLMAO! The image of a gun causes a threat to the safety of their students! Seriously, you just can't make this stuff up!

    This next item hits WAY too close to home for this little Vulture.
    Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.

    The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site.

    Their full name would be used anytime a comment is posted.
    First they make us to register our guns, now they're going to make us register commenters? The Kentucky asshat says his reason for proposing the bill is "to cut down on online bullying". Uh huh. Like the bullying that got a Russian blogger brought up on criminal charges? He said mean things about the police. Is that what you have in mind, Representative Assclown?

    I'm just getting warmed up - I'll post more Fascism News later today.


    Tuesday, March 11, 2008

    The Irrational Atheist

    As I promised, WAY back on January 28th, I am reviewing Vox Day's excellent book, The Irrational Atheist.

    To those reading this review, in the interest of full disclosure, I have been a reader of Vox Day's weekly column for over 6 years and an avid reader (if extremely infrequent comment contributer) to his blog. I am also a Christian, one whose hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    This is the first of Mr. Day's books I've had the pleasure to read. I hope to have the opportunity to read many more. The book is extraordinarily well written. Vox has an amazing ability to dissect fallacious reasoning and a BS detector that makes mine look positively minor league.

    The book's arguments are well-formed and well-presented. The scope of his research is impressive. No, make that IMPRESSIVE. For example, in his evisceration of the fallacy that more wars have been fought in the name of Religion that any other reason, he did a statistical breakdown of all recorded wars that was amazingly complete and left little wiggle room for the atheists. No, make that NO wiggle room. The overwhelming evidence was that wars are fought for political ideology, for greed, for the pursuit of power, but are seldom fought due to the influence of or in the name of religion.

    He dealt harsh verbal blows to each of the Four Horsemen of the Bukkakelypse, but reserved his best work for the feeblest of the "brights", Sam Harris, a man whose contribution to the debate is to claim that one is better off being raped than being raised a Christian. Come to think of it, Vox was WAY too lenient with that asshat. But, lest you think the book was nothing but a slam-fest, he spoke quite highly of another of the major atheists, Daniel Dennett, whom he describes as "a respectable intellectual".

    My personal favorite chapter was Chapter 15 (Master Of Puppets Or Game Designer?). This is an absolute must-read for new Christians. It does the best job of any explanation of the "omniscience vs. omnipotence" question that I've read, whether written by clergy or by lay person.

    While some reviewers have found the tone of the book to be "un-Christian", I fell on the other side of that coin; I thought that Vox was a little too NICE in his treatment of the unholy atheist trinity of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris (okay, maybe calling Harris a bumbler isn't the nicest thing...but considering the course of action recommended by Mr. Harris -- preemptive murder of people with" dangerous beliefs" -- MUCH nicer than I could have mustered).

    One reviewer on WorldNetDaily was shocked and saddened after reading the book, because

    [Vox']s claim to be a believer is belied by his use, even at times glorification of, at least 14 types of terms for sick, vile and disgusting sexual perversions (some of which I had to research to find out what they meant, and which turned my stomach when I did), five mentions of grossly immoral and/or irresponsibly behavior, five slang references to body parts let's just say which are below the beltline (yep, you guessed them!), three mentions of crude bodily functions, (to be exotic, one is even in German, and again, yes, those are the ones you're thinking of), and five vulgar and/or crass nicknames for women.
    I have a succinct two word reply for this person: bite me. Have you taken a good look around at the world in which we live? Do you not see the manner in which common people (read: people who don't have a stick up their ass) communicate? By utilizing the lengua franca of the times in which we live, Vox actually enhances his positions. Had he been stuffy and full of himself (like you, sir, seem to be), the book would have been a crushing disappointment.

    Well done, Vox. You had a fastball in your wheelhouse and you crushed it.


    A new milestone

    It took 2 months for my little blog to get 100 hits. It took two weeks for the next 100. Now, a scant 4 weeks later, I'm at 500 hits.

    Thanks to everyone who has visited, and thanks especially to those who have posted comments. I hope this little blemish on the WWW will become habit forming for you. Tell a friend.


    Biased? Not us!

    Yesterday was cardio day, which meant 30+ minutes on the treadmill (5K run -- about 26 minutes -- plus a 7 minute "cool down") and, after a short break to use the can and stretch my calves, 50 minutes on the glider (45 minutes @ a 144 BPM heart rate plus "cool down"). Cardio day means I have a lot of time to stare at the TVs. And yesterday there was plenty to stare at.

    CNN was all afire with the shocking, SHOCKING, news that Eliot Spitzer was arrested as part of a prostitution sting. They went on and on. Now, as you may well know, Mr. Spitzer is the governor of New York, so the coverage was certainly merited. And, given that ESPN was showing some of their manufactured crap (one of their "reporters arguing" shows) on one of the other channel offerings, and some crap targeted at an audience of hausfraus was on the other, CNN was the place to be.

    Here's my beef. I watched for a good 45 minutes before Mr. Spitzer's party affiliation was ever mentioned, and even then it seemed inadvertent. What was said was this (and I'm paraphrasing because I don't have a transcript and my memory isn't what it used to be).

    Mr. Spitzer is the governor of New York. Not only that, but he's also a Super Delegate to the Democratic Convention coming up this Summer.
    Thank goodness he's a Super Delegate, or I might never have found which political party he belongs to! *** sarcasm alert ***

    Truth is, I knew he was a Democrat 2 minutes in when those two minutes passed without any mention of party affiliation.

    As someone who receives the email edition of the Media Resource Center newsletter, I could have told you it would be that way. Just like I knew that the Larry Craig story would be, "REPUBLICAN Senator Larry Craig of the predominantly REPUBLICAN state of Idaho was caught {blah blah blah}. For more on this REPUBLICAN scandal, we go to reporter.........". C'mon people! At least TRY to appear non-partisan, would you?

    Okay, now that I've applied the brickbats to CNN, I have bouquets for CNN's little brother network, CNN Headline News. If you haven't been watching Headline News lately, you need to. Headline News has quietly become the "balanced" network; you know, what Fox News claims to be but isn't. It started quietly when they brought on Nancy Grace. She's not openly political, but you can tell by her no-nonsense law-and-order stance that she's certainly right-leaning. Then Headline News brought on Glenn Beck, whose decidedly right-of-center viewpoints are a pleasant contrast to other opinion shows. Soon anchorman Mike Gallegos was given his own show, the theme of which seems to be personal liberty and individual responsibility; you know, that stuff that Libertarians believe in. Wow! CNN...the Clinton News Network...allows this to happen on their watch?

    Occasionally the Vulture is pleasantly surprised. Headline News' transformation is one of those pleasant surprises.


    As one would expect, the NewsBusters blog is all over this.
    Incredibly, in lead stories Monday night about New York Governor Eliot Spitzer being linked to a prostitution ring, neither ABC's World News nor the NBC Nightly News verbally identified Spitzer's political party. Must mean he's a liberal Democrat -- and he is. CBS anchor Katie Couric, however, managed to squeeze in a mention of his party. Last August when news of Larry Craig's arrest broke, both ABC and NBC stressed his GOP affiliation.


    Monday, March 10, 2008

    Leftist Fraud

    It's a funny thing about leftists. Though their various causes are supposed to reflect the purest of intentions, though they are supposed to be the "white hats", the protectors of the weak and oppressed, and the guarantors of rights to the downtrodden, they always feel this overarching need to buttress their arguments with The Big Lie. Case in point.

    Scientists and environmentalists have attacked a global campaign to ban plastic bags which they say is based on flawed science and exaggerated claims.

    The widely stated accusation that the bags kill 100,000 animals and a million seabirds every year are false, experts have told The Times. They pose only a minimal threat to most marine species, including seals, whales, dolphins and seabirds.
    Sound familiar?

    Remember Mitch Snyder and his claim of 3 million homeless Americans? The 1990 census showed the truth of the matter was that 400,000 were homeless. In shame, he committed suicide.

    Remember acid rain? Why don't we ever hear about acid rain any more? Or the hole in the ozone layer? I haven't heard about that in an age.

    Why, that's because the "emergency" du jour is global warming. The reason people fall for the global warming farce is because we lack institutional memory. We as a society have failed to learn the lessons of Mitch Snyder, acid rain, and the hole in the ozone layer. We will have forgotten (or will have never heard of) the plastic bags scam.

    It doesn't speak well for the future. A society that doesn't believe in anything (like, for instance, the post-Christian West) will fall for everything.


    Sunday, March 9, 2008

    Wiener of the Week

    This week's honoree is none other than Barack {don't say his middle name or you're a racist} Obama. And what a week it's been for him! He went from mopping the floor with the Hildebeast and being the media's darling to losing two large states to the The Dark Queen and finding himself increasingly scrutinized by a media embarrassed by having the likes of Saturday Night Live mock them for their swooning man-crush coverage of his run.

    His campaign is starting to be plagued by gaffes. There was the unfortunate (but accurate) characterization of Her Royal Evilness as "a monster" by a campaign staffer. Then the campaign had the audacity to whine that the 666 campaign is being "held to a different standard" (read: lesser standard) than theirs. Puh-lease! The way the media has fawned over B{}O!

    Oh sure, you say, he's back: he won Wyoming yesterday. Oooooh! You mean Wyoming and its, what, 2 delegates? Correction: Obama won 7 delegates Saturday. But since it's not a winner-take-all state, the Chupacabras also took 5 delegates. Whoopty do!

    For his dramatic fall from grace, Barack {don't say his middle name or you're a racist} Obama is my Wiener of the Week.


    Friday, March 7, 2008

    Team Donkey Civil War!

    It just doesn't get any better than this.

    First, The Beast came back from the dead to win three primaries this week (okay, MAYBE three - Texas is STILL trying to figure out just what happened in their caucus). She's like Rasputin. You just can't kill her. I told someone two weeks ago when it appeared that 666 was cooked that I wouldn't believe it until I personally witnessed the stake driven into that wrinkled hunk of leather she calls a heart.

    So, as a result of the Queen of the Undead's newfound momentum, there is a genuine horse race for the candidacy. There is also no conceivable way that either of the two candidates can clinch the nomination without Super delegates.

    Second, there's the controversy about what to do with Florida and Michigan. As you may recall, those states thumbed their noses at the DNC and held their primaries early. The DNC, not to be outdone in this urination competition, told the states that their delegates wouldn't be seated at the convention and their votes wouldn't be counted. Now, with the candidates in essentially a flat-footed tie, various parties are proposing that the Florida and Michigan tallies be allowed back in, either as-is, or that those states have a second chance to vote (a revote, if you will). This is the plan endorsed by Mr. Cool, Calm, and Collected himself, DNC Chairman Howard Scream. The Clinton's want the previously-cast Florida and Michigan votes to be counted (as you can imagine, since the Hilldebeast won those states). Obama's minions want the status quo - their momentum already on the wane, they can't risk a revote, and they CERTAINLY don't want to concede those states to the Spawn of Satan.

    To top it all off, Team Donkey is "tweaking" the rules by deciding to allow another 76 "at large" delegates into the convention - wild card delegates, pulled out of thin air. Only 11 states that have voted so far (13 if you count Michigan and Florida) have that many or more. Maryland doesn't have that many delegates. Tennessee has exactly that many. So what the Dems have done, in effect, is create a new "state" consisting of "connected" parties with an agenda. That's sure to make some Donkeys pretty darn unhappy, don't ya think?

    I see a storm brewing that could make the Team Donkey convention the Must See event of the Summer. I'm salivating at the thought of it. It could make Chicago '68 look like a freaking picnic.

    And the the Vulture smiles.....


    A courageous fight nears its end

    It looks like Ron Paul is going to bow to the inevitable.

    GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is hinting to supporters that he is ending his long-shot campaign for the presidency.

    The Texas Republican congressman addressed supporters in a 7 1/2- minute video on his campaign Web site Thursday night and did not specifically say he was quitting the race.

    He said that although victory in the conventional political sense is not available in the presidential race, many victories have been achieved due to the hard work and enthusiasm of his supporters.

    He said that he hoped that one day he and his supporters could look back and say his campaign was a significant first step that signaled a change in direction for the country.

    Paul said their job now was to plan for the next phase of their effort.
    Vaya con Dios, my friend. You're someone I look up to and admire. You're courageous beyond description. You've endured the slings and arrows of the "real" Republicans and the establishment media and still shined. You showed class and dignity at all times. You are to be admired. I am, sir, proud to have been your supporter and will support you going forward in whatever you do. You are of the same caliber as our founding fathers. You are a giant in an era of midgets. Thank you for showing the country that there is another way, that we don't have to succumb to the inevitable march to One World Socialist Utopia. Thank you so very much.


    Thursday, March 6, 2008

    Flight 93 shot down?

    xfloggingkylex contributed the following.

    Check that out. We talked for a minute in class today (terrorism and justice) about 9/11, and our teacher mentioned how she was watching BBC on 9/11 and there were reports of Flight 93 smoking before it crashed. Yeah it sounds crazy, but I think it would be wrong to completely deny the possibility of flight 93 having been shot down. Let me know what you think.
    What I think. Do I go there? I don't want to be linked in with Art Bell types who wear aluminum foil helmets and get abducted by aliens. But this is something that I've suspected for some time.

    Consider the sequence of events on 9/11. One plane has crashed (into WTC tower 1). Another plane has crashed (into WTC tower 2). Now a plane has crashed into the Pentagon. The FAA orders all that all commercial and private flights land immediately. The Air Force scrambles jets - there is considerable controversy now about WHEN the jets were scrambled, but my personal recollection is that I was aware of jets being scrambled before we heard anything about Flight 93.

    The news is reporting that any plane that remains airborne and refuses to land will be shot down. Again, nothing has been heard about Flight 93 prior to this point. Later it was revealed that Flight 93 was indeed a target of the interceptors.
    The 9/11 Commission reported that "authorities suggested that U.S. air defenses had reacted quickly, that jets had been scrambled in response to the last two hijackings and that fighters were prepared to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 if it threatened Washington".
    Now we hear that Flight 93 is down, in Pennsylvania. Was it shot down? I always suspected that it was, stories of courageous passengers storming the cockpit notwithstanding. Why would the government lie about such a thing? Why did they lie about Jessica Lynch? Or Pat Tillman? Who knows? Maybe they didn't want to own up to having killed US citizens. All I know is that it's feasible. That's all I'm saying.


    Global Warming news

    I was quite heartened to hear about the International Conference on Climate Change which took place in New York this week. A number of prominent scientists and individuals with specialized knowledge on the subject matter convened to discuss the issue. But this was not the "consensus" of which Plantary Savior Al Goebbels speaks. Rather these prominent individuals are about exposing man-made global warming as the Big Lie that it is.

    The event was put together by the Heartland Institute, a pro-private sector solutions group. Yeah, I can hear it now -- these guys are pro-BUSINESS, so of COURSE they're going to try to refute global warming. Yeah, well just because someone's in business doesn't mean that they're against Al Goebbels' crusade.

    Take NBC's "Green Week". What a huge promotion! Wow! And they're...a business...a business owned by General Electric. So? says you. So General Electric stands to make a ton of money selling it's "green" products if Goebbels has his way. No conflict of interest seen in THEIR stance, since they're PRO-green. It's only a conflict of interest if a business or business group is standing up to the myth of man-made global warming. See how the fuzzy liberal mind works?

    I don't watch the nightly news, so I have no idea how the networks presented news on this conference, if they presented anything at all. My suspicion is that they probably ignored it. They tend to ignore things that don't conform to "the script". If you are one of the decreasing number of people who actually watch that crap, let me know what they have said (if anything).

    Following the global warming theme, this is another story that reflects something I've been predicting since January 6th. Read for yourself.

    The recent cold wave sweeping across Mumbai and other parts of India could be attributed to global warming, experts said on Tuesday here at an environmental conference.
    Just as I predicted. If it's hot -- global warming. If it's cold -- global warming. If there are floods -- global warming. If there is drought -- global warming. It's science, so it must be true.

    The sad part is the number of asshats falling for this tripe. Sad indeed.


    Mark emailed the following. Note that he had heard nothing of the conference.
    More ammo to fight the left! Love it. Never heard anything about this conference until I read your blog. I bow down to thee oh prescient one.
    Flattery not required.

    Yeah, not surprised he hadn't heard about it. It's not part of "the script", so it gets ignored by Big Media and only gets picked up by WND and other more independent sources.


    Tuesday, March 4, 2008

    Moses - drug abuser

    Here's one for the "look what I pulled out of my ass" file. It seems this assclown has "proof" that Moses was high on hallucinogens when he saw the burning bush and when he received the 10 commandments. (click on the image to the left to see Moses loaded)

    High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week.

    Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy.

    "As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics," Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday.

    Moses was probably also on drugs when he saw the "burning bush," suggested Shanon, who said he himself has dabbled with such substances.

    "The Bible says people see sounds, and that is a classic phenomenon," he said citing the example of religious ceremonies in the Amazon in which drugs are used that induce people to "see music."
    I see. Because you "don't believe", you explain it away with the "mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times" whopper. And just where did you find this crucial information, hitherto unknown to even the most erudite scholars of ancient times? I'm just asking because this is the first I've heard of this "integral" rite. Having read the book of Leviticus...which goes into excruciating detail about every rite of God's chosen people, I can't believe I missed the part about the hallucinogens.

    And exactly what chapter and verse of the Bible are you citing in your claim that "the Bible says people see sounds"? I've read the Bible several times, including the Old Testament at least 3 times (once in Spanish!). I don't recall ever seeing anything of the sort. And a Google search for "bible see sounds" returned nothing of value. So........I would think, if you're going to make allegations of this sort, slandering the man held in the highest esteem by all religious Jews, that you'd have some sort of FACTUAL basis for doing so.

    Why would this douche want to insinuate such a thing? Maybe the next paragraph will shed some light.
    He mentioned his own experience when he used ayahuasca, a powerful psychotropic plant, during a religious ceremony in Brazil's Amazon forest in 1991. "I experienced visions that had spiritual-religious connotations," Shanon said.
    Ah, grasshopper! All things become clear now! Because he used drugs and had some sort of experience, and because he chooses not to believe in the faith of his fathers, he has proven that Moses was a fry kid.

    THIS is what passes for scholarship in our post-Christian era.


    The surest sign of old age

    When I got home from work last night, there was a letter waiting for me. It was from AARP. Okay. I'm getting close to 50, so some form of contact from AARP was to be expected. What wasn't expected was what was in the envelope -- a temporary AARP membership card. GAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    It's the surest sign that you're in the shadow of the Grim Reaper -- the AARP card. Before you know it, I'll be eating the Early Bird Special, wearing my pants hiked up to my nipples, telling "good old days" stories, and moving to Florida. Oh yeah, and driving like an asshat. Don't forget the "old man driving". Oy!

    You know my kids got a huge kick out of the AARP card. They already treat me like I'm 100 - now they have documented proof that I'm ancient.

    The funny part is -- I feel so YOUNG. I'm 49 going on 14. If it wasn't for the arthritis in my neck and elbow, I'd swear I was no older than 35. Okay, that and the crow's feet and frown lines and achy knees and....


    (Mini) Super Tuesday

    Another day, another primary. Can you feel the excitement in the air? Me either.

    I suppose I DO have a rooting interest in today's primaries. I'm rooting for The Beast to soundly defeat Obama in both Texas and Ohio. Oh, it's not like I'm a fan or anything (read this blog for 15 seconds and you'll figure that out). It's just that the prospect of a Democrat convention in which the candidates are in a flat-footed tie in their "real" delegate counts, meaning that the choice will come down to super delegates, is WAY too juicy a proposition not to root for it.

    Can you imagine? The chickens will have officially come home to roost. The group politics used by the Democrats to divide Americans (and further their power base) will turn on them as the groups fight for "their" candidate and incite civil war within the party. Imagine, if you will. In this corner, the Gender Issues group. In the other corner, the Race issues group. Let the games begin! The shadenfruede possibilities are endless!


    Monday, March 3, 2008

    New and Improved

    I'm pleased to present the new-and-improved "The Vulture Lurks" - now with 1/3 less greenhouse gas emissions (but, unfortunately, 1/3 MORE methane gas emissions - I KNEW I shouldn't have had that second helping of chili!).

    No, seriously, today TVL unveils a new look-and-feel. All of the Internet Explorer issues are resolved. A new "Suggestion Box", customized for the site, has been unveiled. And coming shortly, the sister blog of TVL, "The Vulture Kettle", will be introduced (it's still in "beta" right now if you want to try it out).

    I'm very pleased with the reception the blog has received from those who regularly visit. I'd like to encourage those of you who have not visited as yet, or who have only visited for the special Kelley's birthday edition (you know who you are!) to give the site a chance. It's not just right wing rants, after all! Why, I've made it a habit of lampooning Team Donkey, Team Elephant, politicians of all stripes, Darwin Award candidates and other asshats, people who forward Internet hoaxes, the NE Patriots and the NFL, and Abraham Lincoln.

    This is NOT strictly a conservative site; it's a Libertarian site. That means that I come down mostly on the conservative side, but also with great frequency on what some would deem the liberal side (but what libertarians would call the "freedom" side).

    So read on, with an open mind (not TOO open; I don't want your brain to fall out!), and enjoy.


    Sunday, March 2, 2008

    Wiener of the Month

    It's time to name February's Wiener of the Month award winner. And who could be more deserving than the New York Times? The Old Gray Lady's cheap shot at John McCommie -- while delightfully amusing to the Vulture, considering the way that McCommie has pretty much treated the Times as his lone constituency for the past 10 years -- marks the low ebb in the continued decline of the Times from The Paper of Record to Pravda of New York.

    The McCommie story was little more than rumor, innuendo, and 20-year-old Abscam allegations. This is the kind of stuff that the National Enquirer prints, for crying out loud! The Times deserves all of the derision and criticism it has been subjected to and will continue to be subjected to for this and other similar non-stories (Martha Burk, anyone?).

    For becoming little more than a propaganda organ for the Left, the New York Times is my Wiener of the Month.


    Wiener of the Week

    It's that time again - the Wiener of the Week Award, and this one's a doozy.

    Talk about your irony! Meet Peggy Cioffi, the Regional Head of the Comprehensive Offender Rehabilitation and Education program in Florida. Then meet her BAC.

    The leader of a Treasure Coast-wide agency established to provide classes for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was suspended from her job Wednesday in the wake of her DUI arrest Monday.

    Cioffi, whose blood alcohol level was measured in a breath test at 0.336, could not immediately be reached for comment. The legal driving limit in Florida is 0.08 percent.

    An auto accident on Martin Downs Boulevard in Palm City shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday led to Cioffi's arrest about an hour and a half later at her home in the Lighthouse Point subdivision, a deputy's report says.

    Cioffi was accused of striking another car with her Nissan SUV near Matheson Avenue, driving home, pulling away from a deputy as he tried to handcuff her, and screaming so loud neighbors came out of their homes, a deputy's report says.

    Okay, everybody makes mistakes. But surely one would expect the head of an anti-drunk driving agency to at least call a cab when she's plowed. 0.336? Isn't that pretty much the definition of blind drunk? Wow!

    For pretty much undoing everything she's worked to achieve for nearly 20 years, Peggy Cioffi is my Wiener of the Week.