Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Friday, December 30, 2005

Little Bit Tired, Little Bit Worn: Who's Afraid of Gay Cowboys

Today I surfed over to Little Bit Tired, Little Bit Worn and read a great post Who’s Afraid Of A Couple Of Gay Cowboys? It points out Hollyweirds Gay agenda in making Brokeback Mountain and also its agenda in how it promotes the film.
Is it bigotry against homosexuals that is to blame for the fact that this movie isn’t being as widely distributed as other films?
It’s because theaters are in business to make money and they are not going to show movies that they do not believe will draw an audience and earn the theater money.
The Ang Lee film, which follows the 20-year forbidden romance between two roughneck ranch hands, earned $13,599 per theater, compared with $9,305 for weekend winner “King Kong” and $8,225 for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

Okay, that’s nice.
If Brokeback Mountain in it’s widest release is being shown in 269 theaters.
The Chronicles of Narnia in it’s widest release is being shown in 3,853 theaters.
King Kong in it’s widest release is being shown in 3,626 theaters.
So not only does Hollywood want us to believe that the Gay lifestlye is a normal alternative. They want us to believe that everybody has accepted this fact because Brokeback Mountain has a higher per screen gross than blockbusters King Kong and Narnia. Don't buy it. The blockbusters are being seen in at least 13 TIMES as many theaters. Go to Little Bit Tired, Little Bit Worn and read the whole thing.

UPDATE: DL Foster stopped by in the comments and mentioned his post Broken Art Imitates Broken Life at his blog Perspectives in Motion. It is an excellent post about the film from a Christian perspective. He raises some very interesting points. And he ruffled quite a few gay feathers as seen in his comment section. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Headlines for Wednesday 12/28/2005

Evolution of the Banjo Featured in Exhibit
Many stay away waiting for "Intelligent Design of the Banjo" exhibit to open

Quinn: 'Book of Daniel' a 'Wholesome Show'
Because doper preists, drunks, drug dealers, adulterous gays and lesbians are all so 'wholesome'

Britney Spears' Husband Launches Web Site
Be sure to surf over to TALENTLESSHACK.COM

Meatloaf Popularity Grows Among Foodies
Rocker plans "Bat out of Hell" kitchen tour. New tunes include "You took the food right out of my mouth"

Klein: No Baby Gift for Ex-Fiancee Holmes
Hallmark doesn't make a "Looks Like the Cruise Missile Hit Target" card

Mass grave discovered in Iraq
Saddam's comment:"They found that? Uh..Did I mention that they torture me here?"

Prof Honored for Solving Old Math Problem
Honoree missed the award ceremony because his train left New York at 3:00pm travelling west at 60 mph...

Nun Bun Stolen From Tenn. Coffeehouse
Owners replace star attraction with new "Creepy Crueller"

Bowling Grows As High School Varsity Sport
Biggest attraction thought to be cheap pitchers of beer

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of New Stars
Cable hookup pipes American Idol into observatory

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual
suspects for more "headliney goodness"!

basil at basil's blog
lyn at bloggin' out loud
moehawk at oystersnout

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TMH's Bacon Bits
Diane's Stuff
Rempelia Prime

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

These Are Few of My Least Favorite Things

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I did. And now that it is over I have a moment to unwind and reflect. I have been reflecting on some of the things I dislike about Christmas. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas, and I always get excited about the birth of Christ and the hope his birth gave to us all. But there are some things, and trends, that seem to be threatening Christmas
  • The Non-Christmas Christmas Specials. More and more, television in its effort to cash in on Christmas will have a Christmas Special. They even call it a “Christmas Special”. But they emphasize the day and the joy and even miracles without ever mentioning Christ. “Why is everybody so full of love? Because it’s Christmas!” As if peace on Earth, good will towards men happens because it’s December 25th. No it happens because it’s when we acknowledge the birth of the Saviour, Immanuel, God with us. They portray the magic of Christmas as some form of generic goodness that somehow, without rhyme or reason, manifests itself December 25th. At least they never tell you the reason.
  • Generic Holiday Greetings. The Generic Holiday Greeting assumes that all holidays around Christmas are equally valid. By wishing you “Happy Holidays” they steal something from the significance of Christmas and apply it to your holiday of choice. Kwanzaa is not equally as valid as Christmas. For years I thought Kwanzaa was that brown animal thing from The Muppet Show.

  • Santa Proliferation. Jesus is out of the public schools but Santa is exalted. Mark at Cutting Edge of Ecstasy had this post Santa Claus Promoted By God-Denying Schools
    Then there's Santa Claus. Usually, we get all in a lather when our education system lies to our children. Think of the recent ruling barring the teaching of 'Intelligent Design'. But in the case of a teacher in Richardson Texas who had the nerve to tell some first-graders that there is no Santa, Richardson school district spokesman felt it necessary to announce '"The teacher did hear from Santa Claus himself, who heard about the situation and let the teacher know that the spirit of the holidays is alive and well and to pass that message along to the students."'
    Wow. Just how far have we gone away from God in this country? Personally I never promote Santa. We teach our own kids and Sunday School kids that Christmas is about Jesus not Santa. How do you convince a child when he gets older that Jesus is real when they have never seen him, after they’ve learned that Santa is a lie after you’ve promoted him and they have seen him every year? I don’t tell stranger’s kids that there is no Santa unless they ask me directly. I won’t lie to them especially at Christmas.

  • Non Christians Singing Christmas Carols. First I don’t mean if your company has an office party and everybody breaks out into “Silent Night” or “Joy to the World”. I am talking about people like Barbara Streisand who is obviously not Christian, and in fact has been critical of conservative Christians in her moonbat ravings. She will release an album of Christmas songs. Is it me or does it seem a little hypocritical to sing about the birth of the Saviour when you don’t actually believe he is the Saviour? And this goes for any performer who fully embraces the Hollywood humanistic/Deists philosophies and then cuts a Christmas Album. It’s not about Jesus, it’s about the Benjamins.

So there are my quickie observations about Christmas this year. These trends are getting worse. Unless we turn it around we will lose Christmas to the Anti-Christmas crowd.

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Those Bastards

Idiotarian of the Year

Little Green Footballs (you’ve heard of them right?) is having their annual Idiotarian of the Year award nominations.  The top 20 masters of cluelessness leading the nominations are:
  1. Cindy Sheehan

  2. Harry Reid

  3. Mary Mapes

  4. George Clooney

  5. Sean Penn

  6. Howard Dean

  7. Ward Churchill

  8. Dan Rather

  9. Chris Matthews

  10. Nancy Pelosi

  11. Noam Chomsky

  12. Kofi Annan

  13. Ramsey Clark

  14. Dick Durbin

  15. Hugo Chavez

  16. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

  17. Rep. Jack Murtha

  18. George Galloway

  19. Maurice Hinchey

  20. Kanye West

  21. Cynthia McKinney

A great list and #1 with a bullet is my favorite Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan. I think she will be tough to beat this year.

Monday, December 26, 2005

I Have Been Tagged

One of the many Lyn Perrys, specifically the one at For Bloggin Outloud has tagged me. This is not supposed to be a meme but I am too much an unnuanced thinker to be able to tell the difference. I am to list five weird habits.

1. I prefer yellow mustard on my French Toast. I don’t know where I picked that up but instead of syrup I slap on some French’s.

2. I dismember strangers and store them in my basement freezer. Well, I guess that is not really weird, since everybody stores their dismembered strangers in a basement freezer.

3. I can go weeks and sometimes months without watching T.V. I currently watch only one broadcast network series and that is Smallville. I’ve seen the first 4 episodes (watched in one sitting) and I have at least 9 sitting on my DVR waiting to be viewed. (TiVo be praised) I plan to catch up over the Christmas/New Year week. I am looking forward to January when the new seasons of the 3 cable network series I watch begin. I am referring to Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica.

4. I live out of my car despite the fact that I own a home. The current contents of my 2004 Sebring are:
  • Several King James Bibles
  • Empty coffee cups and coke bottles
  • 1 case of (48) 8oz bottles of Purell with Aloe (since yesterday)
  • Several plastic pirate swords with cardboard eye patches and several bandanas with skull and crossbones on them (since October)
  • Unopened Wiper blades (since September)
  • Several Marvel and DC comic books and graphic novels (since April)
  • 144 oz Sheetz drink Mug with straw (forever)
5. I walk up to total strangers and ask them if they died today would they be 100% sure they would go to Heaven. To those of you who don’t think that is weird you recognize soul winning. This is less habit and more Great Commission. It is not without consequences. You haven’t lived until an otherwise sweet, gentle grandmother swears at you like a sailor and threatens to have you arrested. Once I even had a man answer the door by pointing an assault rifle at me. I guess that’s where I learned that people need no excuse to behave badly and be rude. It’s also when I started stocking my basement freezer.

Now I am suppose to tag 5 people. Hmmm. I don’t think I know 5 people. But I think I will start with some people who are MIA in the blogosphere. There’s Moe at Moes Woes. You’re it buddy. And to help moehawk’s creative juices flow I tag him at oystersnout. Definitely not MIA is Eddie at I also tag fellow Buckeye Mark at Cutting Edge Of Ecstasy whom I couldn’t find on my blogroll. This puzzled me since I read his blog every day. Then I realized he’s in my RSS reader. Sometimes technology can be too much. Anyway I have rectified my blogroll error. Sorry Mark. And lastly there is another Buckeye, Chrys at Pettifog.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Headlines for Wednesday 12/21/2005

Truck and crane used in Moore theft found
Police say this explains how were able to carry Michael away.

Santas Go on Rampage in New Zealand City
"Misunderstood" Santas continue to burn sleighs in the suburbs

Ice Chunk Falls From Sky in Japan
Publicity stunt by Ice Cube's rapper brother nearly ends in tragedy

Bush leaves out the bad news in Iraqi poll
A practice the President learned from the MSM and good news in Iraq

French Spiderman Climbs Paris Tower
Amazing photograph taken by Pierre Parkuer

Dog Among Defendants in Drug Dealer's Suit
Dog hires real ambulance chaser to defend him

Keepers fear penguin was snatched as gift
Arkham authorities enlist aid of The Batman to find felonius fowl

Moose Captured After Son Plays Saxophone
Moose still feels sax lessons were good idea for his son.

Double-mouthed fish pulled from Neb. lake
Mouth on each side of face, new speicies dubbed Kerryfish

Man in Santa Suit Robs Texas Bank
Suspect immediately placed on top of 10 Most Naughty List

That's it for this FLashlight Day edition of Headlines. Remember to visit the usual suspects for more "headliney goodness"!
basil at basil's blog
lyn at bloggin' out loud
beth at And Then I woke up
and moehawk at oystersnout

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Diane's Stuff
Stuck On Stupid : Wednesday Trackbacks & Linkfest

Monday, December 19, 2005

New Blogs for the Holidays

Ah Christmas is near. People turn their focus to family and friends. Meals have to be planned, gifts have to be bought, cookies baked, headlines made fun of. Okay the last one is just me but you get the drift. What better way to celebrate this time of year than by reading new blogs? Welcome to the New Blog Showcase Carnival!

We begin with the only submission this week. Catmology has been around since October and chronicles the work of Aloysius. The description reads: "Aloysius Katz, aka Aloysius Pangur Ban, M.F.A. (Master of Feline Arts) writes poems, short essays and book reviews and muses about life as a cat. Catted is a poem dedicated to his amanuensis." Check it out.

I decided that one was not enough so I scanned the blogosphere in search of new blogs. Here are some new faces I found. Visit them. I command you.

It's Just Ris Yes RIS is the Ravenous Imp of Spite. Ravenous for what I am not sure. Blogging since September Ris has adorable pictures of her kid. Here's Kate in her pretty Dress. She also wields a mean lightsabre.

From across the pond If found Add A Little Ginger To Your Day... Rich discribes himself as I am very Big and very Loud and very, very Ginger. Oh, and quite hungry too. He has been blogging longer than three months by about two months. He also like to load his posts up with pics. Today Rich posts Make your own error messages

And lastly we visit "The First State" of Delaware. Delathought has been commenting on the political climate of Delaware since, well since Thursday. He has a bit to say about spying on domestic terrorists. Read his(her?) post Weighing In

Next week the showcase will be at Where Are My Socks. Be sure to check them out.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

New Blog Showcase

The current New Blog Showcase is up at cybervassals so hop over and check out TA-DA-DA! We have new blogs people!

Next week I will be hosting the NBSC so if your blog is 3 months old or less email me, leave a comment, or a trackback. If you would like to send an entry to the carnival, send an email with an your blog's name and URL, a permalink to the particular post you wish to enter, its title and a brief summary of the entry. Please select a single post as an entry, not your entire blog. There is more information in the FAQ and Submissions page.

The absolute best way to submit your blog is to use the multi-carnival submission form.

NOTE:This post will stay on top for the next week. Scroll down for new posts.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Headlines for Thursday 12/15/2005

Cop Said to Taser Partner After Soda Fight
Partner:"I was shocked he felt so strongly about Mr. Pibb"

FDA Advisers Say Diarrhea Vaccine Safe
Doctor gets news and runs with it

Japanese Get Fat Penguins to Exercise
New fitness initiative targets Catholic Sumo Nuns

Italian Lawmakers to Consider 20 Percent Tax on Porn
Measure could face stiff opposition

Deputy Delivers Baby Outside Dairy Queen
Baby born in back seat of Chevy; same place it was concieved

Law Requires Bathrooms for Transvestites
Look for bathroom doors marked Men, Women, and Other

Mapplethorpe Arrives in More-Tolerant Cuba
Artist mysteriously disappears along with exhibit "Piss Castro"

FDA to Consider Vaccine Against Shingles
Roofing Industry may not recover from this devasting blow

Man acquitted of murder under 'Make My Day' law
defendant refused plea bargain under lessor 'Do You Feel Lucky Punk' law

Spears Most-Searched for Item on the Web
Many prepare for total hand gun ban

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual
suspects for more "headliney goodness"!

basil at basil's blog
lyn at bloggin' out loud
beth at And Then I woke up (What up with all the lowercase names?)
and welcoming back moehawk at oystersnout

Linky Business
TMH’s Bacon Bits
Right Wing Nation

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Give Me a Frickin Break!

I made my feelings about Tookie Williams' execution clear prior to his meeting his maker at 12:35am PST. Tookie maintained he was innocent up to the end So where do the moonbat brigade get off making statements like this one?
After watching her longtime friend die, Barbara Becnel told the crowd of hundreds gathered outside prison gates that she would prove Williams' innocence and that Schwarzenegger was a "cold-blooded murderer."
Arnold is a cold-blooded murderer? Just on semantics alone, execution is not murder. Execution is punishment and in this case punishment that fit the crime. Governor Schwarzenegger did not sentence Tookie to die, a jury did. Governor Schwarzenegger did not believe that he should discard the findings of due process and give a quadruple murderer clemancy. So for that he is a cold blooded murderer?
But wait there's more.
Singer Joan Baez, M A S H actor Mike Farrell and the Rev. Jesse Jackson were among the celebrities who protested the execution.

"Tonight is planned, efficient, calculated, antiseptic, cold-blooded murder and I think everyone who is here is here to try to enlist the morality and soul of this country," said Baez, who sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" on a small plywood stage set up just outside the gates.
Great. More leftist luminaries heard from. They want to "enlist the morality and soul of this country" for the KILLER. They can't get it throught their empty skulls that the morality and soul of this country came down on Tookie Williams for the evil he did against four American citizens and the terror he unleashed against an entire community. But don't expect the MSM to side with the victims.
Whatever luck Williams found on the streets avoiding the law ended in 1979 after four people were killed in a pair of armed robberies that were connected to him and his pump-action shotgun.
So Tookie was just "unlucky" that his shotgun killed four people. And even though balistics tied the crime to his weapon the news still won't come out and say Tookie did it, thereby lending credibility to the myth that he is innocent. He BOASTED about killing those people. And all the moonbats that swear that Williams is innocent and promise to prove it, I ask "where were you during the last 25 years?" A quarter of a century seems to me a more than sufficient span to have something, anything that might have overtunrned Tookie's conviction. But they didn''t find a thing.

Amazing. Simply amazing. Stanley was tried and convicted of four murders. He started a gang that is responsible for dozens more not to mention all the drugs and crime his gang legacy was responsible for. And when, after 25 years he is put to death, the liberals call Arnold Schwarzenegger a cold-blooded murderer, and say this country has no morality or soul. Albert Owens, Yen-I Yang, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, and Yu-Chin Yang Lin might disagree with that, if they were alive today. But they are not because of Stanley "Tookie" Williams.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Tookie to Assume Room Temperature

The courts denied his last appeal.  The Governator said “Terminate him!” It looks like Stanley “Tookie” Williams will keep his 25 year old date with the needle.  I will be asleep as it will be 3:01 am here in the Buckeye State. I will rest comfortably knowing that the families of his four victims will finally have justice.

I don’t understand the Danny Glovers, Jamie Foxxes, and Susan Sarandons of this world. They throw their celebrity/political clout into coddling a murderer like Tookie but never said one word about the victims or their families.  Their brand of compassion stinks.

Tookie said he found redemption. I wonder what he meant. If he fond the kind that only Jesus can give then I will have a few questions for him when I get to Heaven.  Questions like if he was so redeemed why didn’t he ever help the authorities take down the gang he helped create? Yeah I’ll ask him, if I can find him.

In Memoriam: Richard Pryor

Saturday comedian Richard Pryor passed away. He was 65. I don't think there was a routine on any of his albums that I or most of my friends hadn't memorize. Hanging out we would sometimes just say the punchlines and burst into laughter. When I got older and attended prep school I was absolutly amazed at how many wealthy white kids had also heard those same routines although they were very nervous any time they used the N-word. They laughed and kept watching me to see how I would react. Pryor's acting career had taken off and he even had a very funny (very short lived) NBC variety show.

Today I can't condone his style of comedy. I don't find the contemporary comedians; comedians who ironically might never have gotten into comedy if it were for Pryor's ground breaking work, funny at all. They have all the swearing down but they lack the ability to convey the humor of people relations the way Richard did. I view it as a bittersweet legacy and I am probably in the minority in that opinion.
Although he was not the first comedian to liberally use the N-word or the F-word or any number of other once-unspoken-in-public words, Pryor seemed to use them to greater comedic effect than anyone else. When he was at his best he was not just funny, he was laugh-out-loud, falling-down, tears-in-your-eyes funny...

Pryor's comedy also drew equally warm reactions from white comedians, including Bob Newhart, who on Saturday called Pryor "the single most seminal comedic influence in the last 50 years..."

Fellow comedian Steve Martin noted upon Pryor's death: "By expressing his heart, anger and joy, Richard Pryor took comedy to its highest form."
My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Cute Christmas Story

Sarah at The Cleft of the Rock has a cute story on why she only gives each child three gifts. Her son is very quit witted! Read  Making a List.

Darth Apathy: Gallows Humor

Pop over to Darth Apathy and read Gallows humor
Frank Evans thought the tiny blue-tarped roofs, little toppled fences and miniature piles of hurricane debris he included in the Christmas display he builds every year for a suburban New Orleans shopping mall struck just the right humorous tone.

Mall management decided otherwise and told Evans, a landscape architect from nearby Gretna, to dismantle it.
If anyone knows of a link to the video mention in the piece, forward me the link and I will update the post.

Merry Christmas ACLU

Go get as "Christmas" a Christmas card as you can find... something that says.. "Joy To The World", "For Unto Us A Child Is Born", but at least "Merry Christmas", put some of your own thoughts into it, sign it respectfully and zip it off in the mail to

"Wishing You Merry Christmas"
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

On a side note we are developing an E-Card that you will also be able to send. BUT there will be no effect like actually sending a physical card to the office. MuscleHead guidelines apply - please be kind, even cheerful in sending the card. Trust me - kindness will produce more smoke out of their ears than anything untoward you could think of anyway...
Tis the season! Spread the Joy!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bramage Report

Some things that have been on my mind


It has been widely reported, and commented on in the blogosphere. Stanley “Tookie” Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection Dec. 13th. There is a big “Clemency for Tookie” movement replete with moonbat celebrities asking that Tookie’s life be spared. Danny Glover and Snoop Dogg head a list of anti-death penalty crusaders on Tookie's behalf. Some are using the Christian argument pointing to Tookie’s good works and Nobel Peace Prize nomination as signs of a redeemed soul.

The way I see it, Tookie deserves to die. As a Christian I am delighted that he may have received Christ and therefore has been forgiven. But as I have said on this blog several times before, forgiveness does not exempt you from the consequences of your sin. We should not lose sight of the fact that he took four lives. Those lives didn't magically reappear when Tookie turned over a new leaf. Let Tookie keep his appointment with the needle.

Bartinelli and Van Halen Split

This really saddens me and I feel for their son Wolfgang Van Halen. The reason being I genuinely want married people to succeed at marriage. Usually the Hollywood marriages which last from a couple months to 5 years don’t bother me when they fail. They don’t know what marriage is about and it is no shock when they dump their partners and trade them in for new partners.

The way I see it, Valerie and Eddie worked at marriage. They were married for 24 years. You could fit 20 to 30 average Hollywood marriages into that span. This could not have been an easy decision.

On a similar note, Eminem is apparently reconciling with his ex-wife. Some reports say they will remarry. I am not an Eminem fan but I pray that he and Kim make it work this time around.

Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Thanks to chrys at pettifog for this link Yahoo news photos Condoleezza Rice

The way I see it, I can now cyber stalk keep close tabs on the relevant happenings concerning the good Doctor.

Churches Closing for Christmas

Whenever Christmas falls on a Sunday something incredibly stupid happens. Churches close. The media makes a big deal about the really big churches closing because they love to point out alleged Christian hypocrisy.

The way I see it, it is not Christian hypocrisy. Because the churches that close their doors on Christmas aren't Christian regardless of what their sign says or what denomination they claim to be. Christ died for the church. So you want to honor Him by closing the church? To all the "pastors" of the churches that will not be open on Christmas day, I say to you, GET RIGHT WITH GOD!

Collecting my Thoughts : FASTER ways to kill babies

There are many ways to find out who has linked to you. Sometimes It is through a blogroll. I stumbled across Collecting My Thoughts from my Technorati RSS feed. Norma has a very nice site (one of many) but I was particularly interested in her post FASTER ways to kill babies She discusses an article in New England Journal of Medicine about first trimester tests for Down's Syndrome (Vol. 353, no. 19, November 10, 2005, pp. 2001-2011). Part of her post says:
This article has the most bone-chilling, sanitized medicaleze I've ever read, beginning with the name of the Consortium that performed the study: FASTER stands for First- and Second-Trimester Evaluation of Risk. In short, you can find out earlier (faster) if your baby has Down's. However, there is a greater margin of error--more "false positives" if you rely just on the first trimester test instead of doing it again in the second trimester and comparing results. It is less stressful, I suppose, to kill off a baby before you feel those little ticklish butterfly kisses in your abdomen, but how do you turn off the brain that knows what you are really doing?
Check it out and leave a comment. Norma doesn't have Trackbacks enabled.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Never Forget Pearl Harbor

Today is the 64th Anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Read about it at The Florida Masochist: Never forget

Headlines for Wednesday 12/07/2005

Saddam: "I Am Not Afraid of Execution"
"I have executed thousands of people...What?.. you mean execute me!?.."

Teacher connects with students
Teacher to be arraigned today on Lewd, Lascivious Battery charges

Beethoven Manuscript sells for $1.7m
Buyers plan new series of St. Bernard movies

Katrina Victims Testify on Racism's Role
Devastation to Black community proof positive that Katrina was a white hurricane

Five Deer Leap to Deaths From W.Va. Garage
Garage owner cited. Charged five bucks

Lawyer Says Foxy Brown Is Deaf
This could explain a lot of rap "music" today

Kanye West Performs at High School
Performance was unsatisfactory; singer held back a year

Wonder to Perform at Super Bowl Pre-Game
Veteran musician to team with Foxy Brown and Kanye West. Billed as Blind, Deaf and Dumb

Elian Gonzalez celebrates 12th birthday
Acknowledeges three greatest male influences in his life, Father, Castro, and Janet Reno

Woman Allegedly Hires Hit Man for Cheese
Woman suspected of being a Curd. Prosecutors to whey evidence.

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual
suspects for more "headliney goodness"!

basil at basil's blog
and lyn at bloggin' out loud

Linky Business
Dianes stuff
Is it Just Me
Stuck on Stupid
TMH’s Bacon Bits

Monday, December 05, 2005

Look! Up in the Sky!

Your results:
You are Superman


Wonder Woman


The Flash


Green Lantern


Iron Man



You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.
Click here to take the "Which Superhero are you?" quiz...

I am not sure I like my high Wonder Woman and Supergirl percentage.

While I'm at it...

Here is another quiz I recently took. The questions were fairly easy for me since I was taught real history in school. I wonder how the current generation of public school attendees would fair?
You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

And Now for Science

I guess I am lucky there were no questions about evolution. I never learned that evolution crap when I was in school.
You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!

Another Test

I guess only you, my faithful reader can tell me if this is on the mark.
Your Blogging Type is Logical and Principled

You like to voice your well thought out opinions on your blog.
And if someone doesn't what you write, you really don't care!
Serious and blunt, sometimes people take your blog the wrong way.
But you're a true and loyal friend to those who truly get you.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles Have Moved

A favorite of mine has moved. Follow this link to the new home of The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles

And this completes seven straight days of posts. A first for me and probably a last :-)

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Where Are We Going and Why Are We in This Handbasket Part V

Haven't done a WAWGAWAWITH for a while and I was thinking of just posting happy Christmas stories for season’s sake but then I remembered why Jesus was sent to Earth. It was to save sinners. Sinners like this cow Tayshea Aiwohi and her husband. Tayshea murdered her baby boy by smoking Crystal Meth for three days before the baby was born. The Worldnet Daily story: Ruling: Pregnant Moms Can Harm Babies At Will explains the situation. The baby died two days after birth and the witch's manslaughter conviction was overturned by the Hawaii Supreme Court who claimed an unborn child is not a person!
The Supreme Court of Hawaii has ruled that unborn children are not "human beings," and therefore women cannot be prosecuted for causing the death of babies by harmful behavior during their pregancies.
The unanimous decision overturns the manslaughter conviction of 32-year-old Tayshea Aiwohi, who was found guilty in connection with the death of her newborn son by smoking crystal methamphetamine shortly before his birth.

ARRRRGGGH! As if that wasn’t enough, the moonbats circled the wagons and came out in full support of the ruling.
But House Judiciary Chairwoman Sylvia Luke, a Democrat, agrees with the decision.
"At least from the Judiciary Committee's standpoint, we don't have any interest in changing the current law to allow for such prosecution. I think that runs into a very dangerous ground because it can be expanded to not just drugs, but the state infringing on the woman's life when the woman is pregnant," Luke told the paper. "Are we now going to say that pregnant woman can't smoke or [dictate] how much calcium a person would take?"
Help me out here. Is calcium bad for a unborn child? Sheesh.

Thanks to Scott Peterson though we now have the Mother-of-All-Double-Standards. Women can murder their unborn children without fear of prosecution. But let someone else harm the child or the mother in such a way as to kill the unborn child then that person can and will be charged.
Also known as "Laci and Conner's Law," the measure was enacted in the wake of the murder of Laci Peterson of Modesto, Calif., and her unborn son. Laci's husband, Scott Peterson, was convicted of murder and is currently on death row.
In June, Gerardo Flores of Texas was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison after kicking his pregnant girlfriend repeatedly in the stomach to cause her to lose the couple's twins. The girlfriend, Erica Basoria, did not want the babies to be born and allowed Flores to kick her, but she was not charged with any wrongdoing by the state of Texas.
So mothers-to-be can self-abort their children at will up to and even after the child is born. Anyone who decides to help her (who isn’t an abortion doctor or legislator) will do serious time. Oh what special times we live in.
Thanks to Mark at Cutting Edge Of Ecstasy

Friday, December 02, 2005

Headlines for Friday 12/02/2005

Give Thanks to America's 'Nemesis': Cheap Oil for America's Poor
Democrats caught up in Venezuela's Freedom for Oil scandal

Zarqawi: Dead or Alive?
If you're giving me a choice I choose dead!

New Orleans Elections Delay Recommended
Extra time needed for Democrats to register Katrina fatalities to vote

Hillary Advocates 'Third Way' on Iraq Troop Withdrawal
Senator suggests we RUN and then CUT

Bigfoot-Sized Ape Lived Alongside Humans
Flint Michigan residents remember Michael Moore

Bartenders Replaced by Robots?
C3PO embarks on new post Star Wars career

Singapore Hangs Australian Drug Smuggler
Robot Bartenders misunderstood order for Singapore Sling

TSA to Change Screening Procedures Dec. 22
To insure your flight is hijacked by Christmas

Report Examines Ancient Mexican Footprints
Report finds ancient Mexicans had same number of toes as modern Mexicans

Tyra Banks Takes Final Spin on the Runway
Now awaits final clearance before take-off

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual
suspects for more "headliney goodness"!
basil at basil's blog
and lyn at bloggin' out loud

Linky Business
Shave the Yeti Open Post & Link Party - Bloggin' Outloud
Friday Featured Blogger/Open Post - third world county

Pirates! Man Your Women! And I like Wal-Mart

Have a good laugh. Go to Pirates! Man Your Women! Read the top 10 choices of names for Wal-Mart's new line of wines. My favorite is

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Once More Into the Breach: My Father Worked at Wal-Mart

I found this at The New Blog Carnival Showcase hosted by Steve the Pirate (Yours Truly will be hosting NBCS the week of Dec 19th!) The blog is Once More Into the Breach and this post, My Father Worked at Wal-Mart shows a side of Wal-Mart that many people don't want you to see. Sam Walton was a professing Christian. I think Wal-Mart's problems stem from that association more than ruthless business practices.

Mr. Murtha Please Shut Up Already

The AP service is reporting (happily I'm sure) as a "TOP NEWS" item that Rep. Murtha Says Army Is 'Broken, Worn Out' Murtha said:
Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth
Wow. Given what we have accomplished with a broken, worn out military; imagine what we could accomplish with a fixed, renewed and invigorated army. Shouldn’t the democrats, if they, as they claim, support our troops, encourage the “fixing and renewing” of our army? That would certainly speed up things and bring a quicker end to the war.
Murtha also commented on President Bush's statement that the troops would come home after victory has been achieve and not according to some artificial deadline set by politicians.
Murtha predicted most troops will be out of Iraq within a year.

"I predict he'll make it look like we're staying the course," Murtha said, referring to Bush. "Staying the course is not a policy."

Okay I will have to agree with Murtha on one point.
Staying the course is NOT a policy. But no one ever said it was. Attacking terrorism away from American soil is a policy. Staying the course is the logical continuance of that policy. You don't quit when the job is half finished. You quit when the job is done.

The AP article continues with
Murtha, 73, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, expressed pessimism about Iraq's stability and said the Iraqis know who the insurgents are, but don't always share that information with U.S. troops. He said a civil war is likely because of ongoing factionalism among Sunni Arabs, and Kurds and Shiites.

He also said he was wrong to vote to support the war.
Well John, everybody makes mistakes. Yours was not in supporting the war years ago, yours is in changing your mind now about what you did years ago. But congratulations. You have set a precedent that I am sure will encourage Democrats all over the country. I expect a lot of Dems to come out during the 2006 election campaign claiming "I was wrong to vote for the war when I did." Now they can be Pro war when it started and against the war now. It is the perfect "Talking Out of both Sides of My Mouth" campaign tactic. Too bad it backfired for that other John, what was his name... Kerry?
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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Headlines for Wednesday 11/30/2005

Partial Face Transplant Done in France
Doctors use horse's ass to restore John Kerry's face.

Clark says: Saddam in Good Spirits
Great! Nothing bums a person out like a depressed mass murderer

Justices Step Into Abortion Rights Case
Justices scrape Pro-choice arguments off bottoms of their shoes

A challenge to see Muslims clearly
Try the scope on a sniper rifle

Ronald MacDonald Charged in Wendy's Theft
Supporters appeal to Burger King and plan Rallys in the Subway

Vatican Publishes Views on Gay Priests
Cardinals say proceeds from gay priests calendar to offset legal fees in pedophile cases

U.S. Relaxes Ban on Poultry From Canada
Move opens door to chickens from recently outed Canadian Parliament

Never Too Late to Quit Smoking
Unless of course you've just died from lung cancer

Rolling Stones to Perform at Super Bowl
Promoters order extra defibulators on the sidelines

Sony PlayStation to Get Parental Controls
Parents say new controls' simpler, bigger buttons levels playing field with their kids

Rolling Stones Announce European Tour
Having difficulty finding walker-accessable venues

Lingerie Store Window Has Live Models
Out-of-work GM autoworkers grateful for new job

Ride covers 50,000 miles and four years
Husband finally stops and asks for directions

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual
suspects for more "headliney goodness"!
basil at basil's blog
and lyn at bloggin' out loud

Peace Mother Sheehan Has a New Book

Cindy Sheehan has written a book. I have not read it so here is my in depth, chapter by chapter analysis.

Chapter 1 deals with Cindy’s loss and how she copes with clothing. “The Lyin Witch and Her Wardrobe” will move you deeply.

Cindy quickly moves on to Chapter 2 wherein she lays bear her soul about her brief incarceration for her cause and its effect on personal hygiene. “I Know Why the Caged Turd Stinks” is an eye opening look into this country’s jails.

Chapter 3 finds Cindy praising the entertainers, like Joan Baez, who stopped by Camp Casey and supported her efforts. “The Sound of Muzak” is a fitting tribute.

Perhaps the most introspective chapter is Chapter 4. Cindy exposes here private thoughts to her private parts which respond by telling her how it feels about losing a loved one. “The Vagina Dialogues” is writing at its best.

The book just builds from there. Other chapters include “For Peace Moms Who Have Considered Suicide When the Cameras Turned Away”, “Rant”, “Moonbat 21”, “Bush Hour 2”, and “Radio Liar”.

Cindy Sheehan’s book will go down as possibly the greatest piece of literary fiction ever written. This has been a Precision Guided Humor Assignment.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Holiday Pi

In keeping with the Holiday spirit, here is some Holiday Pi. Turn up the speakers

Christmas Lights - EXTREME

This home is definately in the Christmas spirit. Check out this video. (Requires sound)

Monday, November 28, 2005

The First Noel

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It is that time of year. The season where the ACLU goes hog wild trying to remove God and Jesus from every instance of public celebration. I have a couple of new holiday items in my sidebar. They link to Stop the ACLU. Jay has a campaign this season to encourage all of us to decorate our blogs with Christmas scenes. Operation Nativity has these images for you to download and host on your blog. Do it because you love Jesus. The fact that it will make the ACLU's collective heads explode is just icing.

A O Way to Go Ohio

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Okay first let me apologize for quoting Chrissy Hinde. While I have enjoyed her work and that of the Pretenders in the past, she is a whacked out moonbat and I try not to associate with her. But the line fit like a glove so sue me. (Not really if you are some kind of a moonbat lawyer.)

Anyway, my beloved Buckeye State has license plates. They say “Choose Life”. Yeah baby! They were signed into law back in February and scheduled production started May 15th.

The Ohio Choose Life Website states:
860 Choose life plates have sold in Ohio as of November 22, 2005 raising $16,580 for Ohio’s adoption effort. Soon the plate may be available for commercial vehicles!! Spread the word and plan ahead for this option.

Tell everyone. Use church bulletins, bulletin boards, community storefront windows, letters to the editor, phone calls, email, newsletters and any other means possible.
Keep the prayers going please. Many want to stop us! Many seem to be against adoption efforts expanding in Ohio. You must help promote the plate to further the funds from each sale to your county all throughout the year. Your purchase sends your money back to your county and surrounding county agencies. It is vital that we all promote and purchase the Choose Life plate to grow the monies to be distributed across Ohio.

The Choose Life plate raises money for adoption in Ohio. Naturally the baby murder promoters have their panties in a wad. The ACLU and NARAL have tried to stop the production of the plate not only in Ohio but in other states as well. The ACLU filed suit on May 2nd, just before production began. The Choose Life site says:

The Aclu Court Challenges Are No Surprise.
Ohio Choose Life, Inc. Views the Challenges to be Unwarranted
Three lawsuits against the Choose Life license plate in Florida have all been unsuccessful.
The U.S. 11TH Circuit Court ruled, "The first amendment does not require states to authorize the speech of those who have expressed no interest in speaking; it only protects the rights of those who wish to speak." This shows the application processes are not discriminating when the opposition does not use that process to apply for a plate and they should not claim standing in court unless the do. The opposition has only applied to get their specialty plate in other states solely to gain "standing" to file suit. If their bill does not move through the process for lack of support, such as NARAL claims in Ohio, that is not the fault of their so-called opposition. They can make another attempt at any time.

This court challenge by the ACLU as in other states comes just before production is to begin, and at the same time will interfere with extending the outreach of agencies assisting pregnant women and girls in need of support and necessities during their pregnancy. We need to work together to reach out to women and girls when they face an unwanted pregnancy. Why would anyone stand in the way of helping those in need? This specialty plate does not in any way take away the rights of women. Ohio's Choose Life adoption plate is very different from other states as it clearly shows our message.
The Choose Life kids are surrounded by the text "ADOPTION BUILDS A FAMILY".

Ohio's Choose Life specialty plate does not make a political statement as some have claimed. It sounds good, but this is not true. In Ohio, the motorists have made it clear they want this plate, the legislative procedure was followed and Ohio Governor Bob Taft signed the Ohio Choose Life plate into law February 15, 2005. That is the process.
The Choose Life adoption plate is an attempt by the Ohio legislature to meet the urgent need of many women and children.
This plate will assist agencies already helping women with unplanned pregnancies see the benefit of adoption. It is a choice we can all live with.

So all across the country, people are trying to raise money to promote adoption as an alternative to murder and the ACLU is screaming that it interferes with woman’s rights. Typical. Why is the loony left so opposed to alternatives to their philosophies? Why is a young girl with an unwanted pregnancy automatically suppose to kill her child without even considering letting it be born? The ACLU, NARAL and their kind are EVIL! Pure and simple.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

I notice that a lot of The Usual Suspects have already made their excuses for light blogging this weekend due to the Thanksgiving holiday. I applaud their straightforwardness. I was just going to blog lightly and not say anything about it.

Anyway Happy Thanksgiving. I pray that all of you have plenty to be thankful for and that you counted your blessings today and gave thanks to God.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I See Why The Marines Want To Stay The Course

Michael Yon visited at least 50 Iraqi schools. He has a photo tour called Show and Tell: A Photo Essay You won't find pictures like these in the MSM.

Hat Tip Nickie Goomba

Headlines for Tuesday 11/22/2005

Woman admits trying to open jet door for a smoke
Says "Yeah, I'm really that stupid"

Fake kosher marshmallows new threat to Israel?
Weapons of Fast Destruction

Twins Return to Egypt After Separation
Disney picks exotic "Sister Sister" reunion film locale

Testicular Cancer Survivors Have Higher Rates of Other Cancers
As if Testicular Cancer alone wasn't enough of a kick in the crotch

U.N.: HIV Epidemic Continues to Spread
Infected people continue to have unprotected sex

Oprah agrees to appear on the 'Late Show'
#1 of the Top Ten Reasons To Go To Bed Early That Night

Man Hit in Head by Train for Second Time
Man agrees to stop following those "strange tracks" he keeps coming across

In the Senate, a Chorus of Three Defies the Line
Rhythmless legislators spoil entire Senate production of A Chorus Line

'Corpse plant' draws big crowds
GM objects to new nickname of one of their 9 doomed facilities

"The World Will Know My Anger" Shooting Suspect Said
Suspect plans coming out party for Anger

Anger Dies at 85
Gee we didn't get to know his Anger for very long

Do Herring Fart to Communicate?
Possibly. Sound and smell is also reminiscent of Democrats talking

Man at Gun Show Shoots Himself in Bathroom
After 6 hours of surgery, doctors remove bullet from bathroom

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual suspects for more "headliney goodness"!
basil at basil's blog and
lyn at bloggin' out loud (He serves Koolaid)
And Beth has more at And then I woke up . . .

Monday, November 21, 2005

Waaaah! Waaaah! We Were Set Up!

Congressman John P. Murtha in a very publicized move, criticized the war in Iraq and called for the immediate withdrawal of our troops. Fine. Republicans then introduced a motion in the House to immediately withdraw our troops from Iraq. Also fine since we are after all a democracy and we decide issues of import by voting. The measure was soundly defeated 403-3. Surprisingly Murtha didn’t even vote for the move he inspired with his speech.

Now the Democrats are crying “Fowl! We were set up! This was just a political stunt!” And that’s were I got really confused. If the Democrats want our troops to come home then why would they not want to vote on it? The troops aren’t going to be redeployed without some sort of congressional support and a vote seems to me a logical first step. Why would they claim that this was a political stunt by the Republicans when all they did was vote to do what the Democrats wanted them to?

I think it is because the Democrats really didn’t appreciate the finality of the Yea or Nay vote. Incumbents were hoping to ride the rising frustration of the war into the 2006 election cycle. By claiming to be anti-war they hoped to get more of their base out to retain their seats. I believe they literally were going to rally around a “Bring Our Troops Home” platform all the way up to next November. Now they can’t. Not without looking (more) hypocritical. This “put up or shut up” move has let a lot of steam out of their anti-war movement. If they keep on about it now, their opponents need only point to the vote to show
a) Overwhelming congressional support for the war and
b) All but 3 Democrats believed (via vote) that it was not time to pull out of Iraq.

It was a smart move by the Republicans. I just wish it meant the end of all the anti-war rhetoric from the left.

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Friday, November 18, 2005

Using Rosa Parks

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson has a great article on WorldNet Daily called Using Rosa Parks. An excerpt:

Current liberal black leaders have accomplished nothing of value. They are like parasites, living off the legacy of Dr. King. In contrast, the black and white freedom fighters of the civil-rights era were men and women of character.

Jesse Jackson and other liberal black leaders never encourage black Americans to do better. They're motivated by greed for power and money, which can only be fed if blacks stay dependent – i.e., stay Democrats. Why else turn Rosa Parks' funeral into a political opportunity instead of a celebration of courage?

Good question. I have posted before about the lack of positive direction from the self proclaimed Black leaders of this country. They have laid the blame for the “black condition” at the feet of conservative Republicans. They refuse to tell black people that they are ultimately responsible for their own condition. And don’t let a black person try to tell black parents that they are falling down when it comes to raising their children to overcome poverty. They will suffer the “Cosby Treatment”. Every liberal black leader will attack them and “debunk” their claims. Even successful conservative blacks find it difficult to lead by example. Anytime they call for black people to better themselves through hard work and education like they themselves did, they find their very “blackness” questioned.

This is not surprising. Liberal black leaders want America to be a Socialist nanny state. Rev. Peterson explains why:

The modern civil-rights leaders are, one might say, the illegitimate children of W.E.B. DuBois. DuBois was a founding member of the NAACP, and notorious for his publicized attempts to discredit the late great Booker T. Washington.

Washington called on blacks to focus on hard work, character and increasing economic power, knowing that political power and civil rights would naturally follow.

DuBois believed in the higher education of a "Talented Tenth" of black Americans – a group of elites to guide black America into "higher" civilization. DuBois himself was an elite socialist who believed in racial and political agitation to achieve his ends.

Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farakan must see themselves as part of the “Talented Tenth”. Anyone who tells the other 90% of blacks that they are doing themselves a disservice by not trying to better themselves suddenly becomes the enemy. That person threatens the DuBois social order that liberal black leaders have worked so hard to set up. It is not about the betterment of black people as a whole, it is about being part of a liberal elite class who tells the other blacks what to do and how to live. Rev. Peterson concludes:
Of course, without political and racial chaos, there would also be no need for partisan, racist organizations like the NAACP. And that is why black conservatives are attacked to this day, while hateful, racial agitators are glorified.

The legacy and name of Rosa Parks will continue to be used to advance the aims of the corrupt liberal elite, specifically in the lead-up to the 2006 elections. Shame on them and their pretense of love for Rosa and for America.

And we see it already in the senate race of Michael Steele. Liberal blacks failed to condemn racist attacks on Steele and at the same time black Democrats say racial attacks are fair game because “Party trumps race”.

The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles

I discovered via site meter The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles. It has been a joy to read. Peace Moonbeam reported her experiences from Camp Casey earlier this year. In her latest post she rushes to France to help the misunderstood Muslim youths who are torching cars.
I’ve learned from experience that the quickest way to be regarded like a TIAP* in this country is to speak English so I was careful to speak the local language while checking in and later when I ordered our meals at the restaurant. I soon remembered I really didn't know how to speak French when they served me a carburetor with cheese sauce and a glass of phlegm. The other dishes weren’t much better with the exception of the bacon-wrapped hamster that although tiny, was very moist and tasty.

*Turd in a Punchbowl

Go read all of her stuff. It won’t take long and you will be glad you did.    

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Headlines for Wednesday 11/16/2005

Napoleon's tooth fetches $22,600
Tooth Fairy pays out; declares bankruptcy

Woman Drives Station Wagon Into Bookstore
Returns book on home brake repairs

Woman finds dead turtle in package of coffee
She was treated for shell shock and released

Researchers: Hops in Beer May Be Healthy
Later drunken researchers jump in wine saying it may be healthy too.

Television's Brave New World
Would be one with something actually worth watching on it

'Wasp Hounds' Sniff Out Trouble
White protestant groups upset. Sees move as profiling

Rolling Stones Spark Noise Complaints
Mostly from people who bought last album

Grizzlies Near Yellowstone May Lose Status
Move to hunt Yogi should reduce theft of pic-a-nic baskets

Delta Heads to Court to Cut Pilots' Pay
Now we know why pilots drink

Regis and Kelly to Host 'Seinfeld' Stars
Regular Regis and Kelly viewers are accustomed to shows about nothing

'Are Men Necessary?'
Somebody has to program the TiVo

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual suspects for more "headliney goodness"!

basil at basil's blog and
lyn at bloggin' out loud (who is the ringleader of the massive cult of lyn perrys)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Happy Belated Birthday

Yesterday was Dr. Condolezza Rice's Birthday. She is in my opinion one of the classiest women in the world. If only she would consent to be Mrs. Dane Bramage!

Happy Birthday Condi!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Headlines for Monday 11/14/2005

Today's headliney goodness is brought to you by Clipomatic. Literally. When I do headlines I scan through newsfeeds in my RSS feed reader. When I find a headline I like I open it in a browser window. Then I use Blogger's "BLOG THIS" to open another window with the headline and link to source in it. I add my incredibly humorous line and then cut and paste the entire thing into the Blogger post which is open in yet another window. Well the unimaginable happened. One of my Browsers windows hung! When I closed the unresponsive window, it closed ALL the IE windows! All my headlines were not saved and GONE.

Well I use Clipomatic a freeware utility that infinitaly increases the usefulness of the clipboard. It allows you to copy/cut up to 10 items and stores them all. You can then paste them in whatever order you want. There are lots more features so check it out. Every one of my headlines was still in the cache. Thank you Mike Lin. And both of my readers thank you too! Now back to the Headlines.

Arab-American Comedians Find Humor in Fear
Now it's the audience whose afraid the performer will bomb

Carter 'disturbed' by direction of U.S.
Forward has always confused former president.

Gere Researches Role in Albuquerque
Actor reprises "Pretty Woman" role as divorcee in sequel "Ugly Ho With Half My Stuff"

Lawsuit against Gene Simmons a go
Aging rocker looks to K.I.S.S. and makeup

Anne Rice turns to Jesus
Writing goes from drenched in blood to Washed in the Blood

McMillan confronts gay ex-husband
Audience agrees, husband was straight before marriage

Abbott awaits report into abortion drug
Costello remains pro-life

McMillan confronts gay ex-husband
Susan St. James discusses new McMillan and Ex-Wife series

Twin sisters try to fool judge
Plot failed when judged noticed Mary Kate Olsen looked nothing like Tia Mowery

1 square inch of land for sale at $1,500
Buyers hope to recoup cost by placing tiny red hotel and hoping people land on it

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual suspects for more "headliney goodness"!

basil at basil's blog and
lyn at bloggin' out loud
Be sure to visit Beth at And then I woke up . . . She did her first headlines so encourage her to do more!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Happy Veteran's Day

Thank A Veteran For Your Freedom
By J. L. Sager

It was a veteran, not a reporter,
Who guaranteed freedom of the press.

It was a veteran, not a poet,
Who guaranteed freedom of speech.

It was a veteran, not a campus organizer,
Who guaranteed freedom to demonstrate.

It was a veteran, not a minister,
Who guaranteed freedom to worship.

It was a veteran, not a salesman,
Who guaranteed freedom to own property.

It was a veteran, not a travel agent,
Who guaranteed freedom to travel.

It was a veteran, not a politician,
Who guaranteed freedom to vote.

It is a veteran who salutes the Flag,
Risks it all for the Flag,
And who is buried beneath the Flag.

Hat Tip basil’s blog

Ten Reasons to Stop the ACLU

Jay over at STOP the ACLU posts 10 reasons to stop the ACLU. Check them out.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

RON Goes Down in Flames

There were four amendment proposals on the Ohio ballots yesterday and fortunately they were overwhelmingly rejected. The Reform Ohio Now initiative (or RON to its opponents) tried to sell the Ohio voters on the idea that our current election system was seriously flawed and prone to fraud and abuse. Where have you heard that before? Out of the mouths of Democrats after the last election. And not surprisingly it was liberal Democrats who sponsored the initiatives.

What caused voters to reject the measures was the fact that out-of-state special interest groups funded the campaign.  On one hand Democrats claimed that special interests had too much say in the Ohio election process and yet special interests were trying to change it. From the Akron Beacon Journal:

Reform Ohio Now, backed primarily by Democrats and unions, billed the four amendments, known as Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5, as a means to rid state government of corruption.

Ohio First, made up mainly of Republicans and business groups, used a sophisticated campaign to deliver a death blow to the measures.

State Rep. Kevin DeWine, R-Fairborn, who helped lead the opposition, said voters were united in their opposition across the state, and the four amendments were defeated in urban, rural and suburban areas. “This shows that ideas matter and that bad ideas lose,” DeWine said.

He said voters got the message the measures were being pushed in Ohio by out-of-state liberal groups.

Ohio First campaigned successfully against the issues by arguing that they would lead to more bureaucracy at the state level, strip away the right to vote, hand over important government duties to appointed boards rather than elected officials and give an edge to unions and independently wealthy individuals in campaigns.

Opponents also emphasized that the Ohio Constitution was not the proper mechanism for addressing the issues.

The Christian Coalition of Ohio also opposed the amendments and provided a list of the issues and their opposing viewpoint at their website:

Issue Two – No-Fault Absentee Voting
• Clutters the Constitution with election regulations on mail or absentee ballots and provisional ballots-regulations that could lead to election fraud and abuse without legislative recourse.
Issue Three – Deforming Campaign Finance
• Allows special interest, even those out of state, to give ten times more money to a statewide candidate than any individual is allowed.
• Allows those special interests to keep the names of their contributor’s secret.
• Wealthy candidates have no spending limits, but citizens are severely limited in donations, leaving a tremendous advantage to millionaire candidates.
• Clutters the Constitution with set-in-stone spending limits that won’t reduce the cost of campaigns.
Issue Four – Appointment Board and Legislative Districts
• Removes legislative district drawing power from well known directly elected officers and gives it to a politically appointed board whose members are not required to meet any minimum level of qualification.
• It uses a complicated mathematical formula to draw districts that has never been used in any state.
• This new bureaucracy in Columbus will be granted virtually unlimited power to spend Ohio tax dollars with essentially no oversight by Ohio voters, elected officials, or the state legislature. Could lead to fewer minority elected officials and reduced representation of minority communities in the legislature and Congress.
Issue Five – Appointed Elections Commission
• Takes away Ohioans’ right to vote for the state’s chief elections officer. Instead, it creates a new statewide elections board of political appointees who would never face election and would never be held accountable to Ohio voters.
• This proposal would give this new bureaucracy a blank check to spend tax dollars without oversight by voters or elected officials. Issue Five invites legal challenges at every election, possibly turning Ohio into a Florida.

No right thinking person would believe that these are real reforms. These are reactionary measures taken by the liberal losers of the 2004 election. They really didn’t want to help Ohio. They just wanted to help themselves. Why do liberals believe that if you can’t win a contest that you should change the rules?

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Headlines for Monday 11/07/2005

In China, Hunt on for Loch Ness Monster
Hunters claim "The light is better over here"

Beach Boys singer Mike Love sues Brian Wilson
Demands Barenaked Ladies do a song about him too!

Doctors Say ERs Not Ready for a Disaster
ABC and CBS offer no competition in medical show's Thursday night slot

Yahoo, TiVo Join to Blend TV, Web Services
Soon your computer will download and save other peoples emails that it thinks you would want to read

France PM: Curfews to stem riots
Forces extremists to riot during daylight hours only

Battered mail-order brides seek rights
Demand their shipping crates be marked FRAGILE, with increased padding and extra air holes

Escaped killer captured -- drunk
Authorities apologised for drinking inmate. Says they were really thirsty

Sri Lanka Candidate Offers Cows if Elected
Plans to give away all the cows the Democrats had because of the 2004 election

Three die playing catch with grenade
Community to encourage safer games in future like bobbing for french fries

Judge Aims to Prevent Dead Voters in N.J.
Equips all wards and precincts with crosses and garlic

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual suspects for more "headliney goodness"!

basil at basil's blog and
lyn at bloggin' out loud

Praise the Lord for Good Friends

You know who you are. Thanks and God Bless!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Headlines for Friday 11/04/2005

Headaches Are Often a Family Affair
You tend to get them from your children

Man sues ex-girlfriend over glued genitals
Victim's attorney prepares special briefs for sticky case

Yoko Ono Apologizes for McCartney Remark
"I'm sorry if anybody named Paul took offense at what I said"

The heart of a supermodel
The brain of bread mold

Stopping Jet Lag Before It Starts
Take the bus

Michael Jackson working on Katrina single
"We are the wor..glub..glub..burble.."

R. Kelly Continues 'Trapped in the Closet'
Wishes he could come out like George 'Sulu' Takei

Mexico's Cemeteries Host Día de los Muertos Parties
People dying to get in

Witnesses Describe Ballot Fraud in Nineveh
Jonah arrives by whale to investigate claims

Scientists Find Fossils in Sexual Union
Senator Robert Bryd's sex scandal rocks Capitol Hill

That's it for Headlines today. Remember to visit the usual suspects for more "headliney goodness"!

basil at basil's blog
Moe at Moe's Woes
The Capitalist at Laffin at the Left
Pluto's Dad at Eyes on the Ball News
moehawk at oystersnout
lyn at bloggin' out loud

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Stop The ACLU:Democrats Call Closed Door Meeting in the Senate

Ever see a baby that didn’t get it’s way sit down in the middle of the floor and start crying? That’s the impression I get from the Democrats about a lot of things lately. And just to prove me right, Reid hijacks the senate with demands on behalf of the American people. Jay over at Stop the ACLU has this piece: Democrats Call Closed Door Meeting in the Senate Seems the donks demand to know why there is no investigation into the intelligence that led up to the Iraq war. I personally believe it is sour grapes over the outcome of the Plamegate and the nomination of Alito.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Headlines for Tuesday 11/01/2005

Fourth night of Cop vs. Muslim riots rock Paris suburb
Good thing its not a religious attonement holiday or anything

Seal bites off woman's nose
Singer claims he was inspired by his idol Mike Tyson

Woman in Witch Costume Robs Wash. Bank
Suspect fled the scene on a blue 2003 O Cedar Maxie Angler

Woody Allen Grateful for Wife Soon-Yi
Announces couple is expecting another wife in January

Workers spend 551,000 years reading blogs
Get back to work you slackers!

Three Stabbings Reported Near White House
Democrats grow more desparate in wake of campaign finance reforms

New Santana a big bore
Latest single should be called Oye Como Blah

Alec Baldwin, Basinger in Custody Dispute
Dueling dim-bulbs seek sole custody of a brain

Plan for World's Largest Wind Farm Generates Controversy
Many suspect farm will utilize illegal immigrant labor for sowing winds and reaping whirlwinds

Mattel rolls out an Elmo that Knows Your Name
Toy will sit on stool at Boston bar between Cliff and Norm

That's it for Headlines today. Wow! Headlines two days in a row! Must be all the inspirational comments! Keep 'em comin' And remember to visit the usual suspects for more "headliney goodness"!

basil at basil's blog
Moe at Moe's Woes
The Capitalist at Laffin at the Left
Pluto's Dad at Eyes on the Ball News
moehawk at oystersnout
lyn at bloggin' out loud