Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Most Trusted Name in News...

Had to drag Carl, the White Trash Crapweasel out for a make-over.

Well, let's see, it's been 24 hours now since CNN's cute lil' stunt. Hey, what's the tally's up too now, Carl?

The Official "Undecided Concerned Voter" Body Count (bontanus horticultus bullshiti)

1. Gay Military Retiree Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr/ Hillary-Kerry supporter and anti-”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” activist Keith H. Kerr (I'm not even gonna bother linking anything, we all know that cat's m.o.-it's everywhere)

2. Mom LeeAnn Anderson / Activist for the John Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers union LeeAnn Anderson

3. Log Cabin Republican supporter David Cercone / Obama supporter David Cercone

4. Young Undecided Person “Journey” / John Edwards supporter “Journey”

5. Young Undecided Burqua'd Weird Chick from Alabama, Yasmin / Former CAIR intern
(big DUH! there.) And CAIR's darn proud of her

6. Young Undecided Texas Loser living in his parent's basement asking that dumbass question about the Stars n Bars/ Ron Paul supporter, "Brookes" (okay, technically one could say that he was a Republican questioner and not a Dim plant, but honestly folks, we all know what's going on with Ronpaulio running as a Republican, right? OK. Note to "Brookes": dude, you shoulda left that V is for Venetta mask out of the frame-that was the giveaway.)

7."Life-Long NRA Member" Jay Fox/ Half of a filmmaking brother team. They like to mock the Minutemen and other border related stuff apparently. (knew he was bogus!)

8. Young Undecided Creepy Bible Dude/ "Calciumboy", Ron Paul supporter, raving Twoofer

9. Young Undecided Girl from California, Emily who asked about which 3 Government agencies they would cut / another Ron Paulite

10. Young Undecided Guy who asked about a Federal Abortion Ban/ "Lordajay", Brownback supporter Guess he didn't get the memo. Maybe he really is undecided now!

11.Undecided Voter who asked about written exams for gun ownership/ "Kipload", hard core Ron Paul supporter

12. Undecided Young Corn Eater/ Ted Faturos, former intern for congresswoman Jane Harman. He is so distraught at being called a "plant" he's done started a blog!! ("Leave Teddy Alone! I mean it!!")

Well, that's all we got so far. I will admit that there are a lot of the questioners that are in a gray area...some would include the Ronpaulios in that group, but there did seem to be a disproportional amount of them compare to the possible 2 just plain vanilla conservatives that made the cut. It's all very odd.
If you want to do some sluething, here's where you can start- YouTube has all the questioners profiles accessible from one page.

Multi-HT's To: Free Republic, The Lovely Michelle

David Bohrman, CNN Bureau Chief and Big Fat Liar

Get a load of this! This was from a NYT article last week. You need to read the whole damn thing but here's the money shot:

"David Bohrman, CNN’s Washington bureau chief and executive producer of the debate, spoke to The Caucus from “an undisclosed location” where he and a team of six others were pouring over the entries.

So far, about 3,000 questions have been posted to YouTube, Mr. Bohrman said, and he expects to have about 5,000 videos at his disposal come Sunday, the contest deadline. That beats July’s Democratic YouTube debate, which pulled in about 3,000 videos.

Most questions online have been pulled from public viewing for review, but many of the remaining posts involve asking the candidates to defend their opposition to gay marriage and abortion. Those kinds of “lobbying grenades” would be disqualified by the CNN selection team, Mr. Bohrman said.

“There are quite a few things you might describe as Democratic ‘gotchas,’ and we are weeding those out,” Mr. Bohrman said. CNN wants to ensure that next Wednesday’s Republican event is “a debate of their party.”

Correction: He wanted it to be CNN's stereotype of the Republican party. To that end they succeeded.

Uhhhh, Dave? You gots some 'splaining to do!

Quick! Down the Memory Hole!!

Free Republic- Doing the Jobs CNN Won't Do

Ok, so everyone knows by now that the highly touted CNN Republican Debate was a horticultural extravaganza, loaded down with plants of all stripes and varieties.

And we're surprized because...???

This was just S.O.P. for CNN.

I was monitoring the Free Republic live thread for the debate last night, they usually have the best threads for something like this and they can be quite entertaining and sometimes you are witness to news before it hits the wires. Last night was one of those times.

When the queer general disrupted the debate with his public hissy, the posters at Freep immediately called bullsh*t on it. There's a few radom remarks, a few jokes and then
the fun begins here, with the comment from AmericaninTokyo (post #1,596):

BARF!! This is SOOOOO RIGGED. You can tell they planted this and let in gays to cheer the Fag General on. Thanks CNN. I knew they would pull this crap.
Timestamp on that post 6:50, pst. That would have been 8:50, my time. Just minutes after the general appears. (heck, it may have been while he even still hissifying!)

The speculation goes on for about 2 pages, and then only 7 minutes later after AmericaninTokyo's post, tiredoflaundry produces a link, FROM CNN's OWN SITE (!!) proving that the general had been on CNN as part of a panel discussing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
That page here, Post # 1,724.
But most commenters are distracted and goofing on the mission to Mars question at that point (Best post on that subject: 'Send gay generals to Mars!') But it doesn't take long for the intel to sink in and then they are on it like flies on crap.

The debate wasn't even over and the Freepers had 'em BUSTED COLD!

Of course, now it's on, as the Freepers begin to do searches and question just about every You Tube submission that night, find more dirt on the general (thank goodness he wasn't a Rear Admiral!!!) and, yes, no surprizes there...just about everyone was either a dem, a lib, an anarchist, union members or worse... Ronpaulio supporters.

Personally, I think there might have been 2 that were real live conservatives, all the others were pretty obvious. When libs try to imitate conservative, normal everyday folk they just can't get it quite right and we can sense it, they just give themselves away toooo easily. I even question that guy who showboated with his rifle-dime to doughnuts he ain't a "lifetime member" of the NRA-and I did like how Hunter chided him about handling his firearm!! I think the Dunc was smelling BS there, too. Score one for the Dunc.

Oh, and speaking of firearms-Thompson gave the best answer to the seemingly "innocent" question about which candidate owned any firearms and what type:
"I have a couple of guns, but I’m not going to tell you which ones and where they are."
THAT, my friends, was the correct answer!! (None of your friggin' business, you wormy little twerp!) I gave him a standing o on that one!

The Lovely Michelle must have been lulled into some sort of stupor from it all, on her liveblog last night she concluded:
"Expectations were so low of CNN, it wasn’t hard to exceed them. The questions were almost all coherent and well-framed. And no obvious “plants” that I could detect."
Her BS Meter must have had a dead battery. But oh my! Betcha that Inbox of hers is jammed full today with notes from all those armchair horticulturalists!!!

She does give credit to all the Freepers for busting CNN first on this circus, though.

I know that CNN had twice as many vids to wade through this time around (at least that's what they told us, anyway.) but you would think that once the field was narrowed down, somebody would run a quick check on these folks, that is IF they were actually trying to be fair. Oh hell! What am I saying?!
CNN knew full well what they were doing. The lack of vetting proves it!

All it took was a few humble private citizens with internet connections to figure that out.

It's call Google, CNN, y'all oughta look into it. It's on this thing called the internet, which you can access if you have a personal computer from anywhere in the world!!

I think Algore invented it...

Morning update: Scott Ott of Scrappleface NAILS IT! Too funny!! We're on the same wavelength.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The 9 Most Badass Bible Verses

"Sure, Moses was a great leader, an emancipator of his people and a prophet. Most people don't know that he also was the Biblical equivalent of Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher--a well-honed killing machine, able to slay from the shadows without pity or remorse. Martin Luther King may have had a dream, but Moses had a body count."
(More on the 9

I had a good laugh over this article. But it is a little raunchy in spots, especially when dealing with the sexual proclivities of Egyptians...but then again, the Old Testament is kinda randy in general.

Notably absent though is my personal favorite, the story of Jael in Judges 4:17-21, where it recounts how a humble hausfrau (or would that be tentfrau?) with a gift for hospitality literally nailed her enemy's head to the ground with a tent stake.

Now that's badass!

HT: Boing-Boing

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ronpaulio's Blimp to Debut Soon?

Ahhhh. His own "special" blimp-- kinda emcompasses everything and everyone in his campaign if ya think about it. (really high and full of hot air)

"As endearing and impressive as it is stupid."

"Do no evil"

Google's closing stock price today.

'It beats sending them tubas.'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The sons of a late harmonica player want to pass along hundreds of his signature, pocket-size instruments to troops overseas.

Herb Shriner's 53-year-old twin sons, actors Wil and Kin, found about 400 vintage harmonicas in their father's warehouse near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. They considered donating the instruments to schools or to youth groups, but now want to send them to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"It beats sending them tubas," Wil Shriner said. "They're pretty easy to pick up and play."

Herb Shriner and his wife died in a car crash in 1970. Shriner hosted a radio show, TV variety show and a game show.

The harmonicas were made by the Hohner Co. in Germany in 1949. Made of wood and brass, the blues harps are about 5 inches long and feature Herb Shriner's nickname, "Hoosier Boy."

"It's a gift to maybe lighten up a tough day. It just slips into the pocket," said Wil Shriner's wife, Rebecca Baughman.

via Yahoonews

Quirky, but yet a marvelous idea!

A Good Question That Won't Make the Cut

Bryan over at Hot Air has submitted their video question to the CNN Republican debate for this Wednesday night.

It's one of the better questions you won't see that night.
How can I be so sure it won't get in? Jeez, feel free to pick any of the reasons:

A) It only requires only a Yes or No answer. Unfortunately, No politician can do that, no matter which party they are from.

B) It doesn't have a rambling, nonsensical 3 minute preamble stating the askers convoluted worldview and then desperately tries to tie the question into that- a question that really has no answer and was just contrived to make the answerer look even more stupider than the asker.

C) He is not dressed as a snowman, caribou, or a dollar bill. Nor does he tap dance.

D) He is not juggling cats as he asks the question.

E) The question was not sung in a style similar to Gilbert & Sullivan.

F) It's a legitimate, important question from a conservative viewpoint.

G) It's CNN, for crying out loud!!! They want this to a freak-show of the highest order. The goal is not to inform, but to humiliate.

H) All of the above.

Feel free to add any other reasons.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Everything You Know Is Wrong"

Soviets to the rest of the world: "Oh Yeah? Well, we meant to do that!!"

For a good tin foil conspiracy to get any traction, it has to have just enough plausibility to it. Doesn't have to be true...just merely plausible, even in the most ridiculous manner.
This is one of them thar conspiracies.

Actually, to a sour, cynical soul such as myself, it sounds damn plausible!
So does that make me insane?

"Dr. Rusty" on Modern Day Libertarians

"I've hung out with too many libertarians to know that they are really not that committed to the idea of freedom as much as they are addicted to some pet vice that they wish to legalize/normalize.

They are libertines more than they are libertarians..."

Libertarians, "Sith Lords of American Politics"

(Yep, that's pretty much why I bailed on them, too, in my misguided 'yout'.)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Guess It Could Be Worse

Australia could have elected some slack jaw booger eatin' moron.

Instead, they elected some slack jaw EAR WAX eatin' moron.

Oy! As goes the British Empire, so goes Australia. Nice knowing ya.
And I so wanted to see that country before I died.

Friday, November 23, 2007

"Americans are our protectors and saviors"

An interesting account of how Al Qaeda was ran out of Amariyah.

HT: Hot Air

I wouldn't bust out the champagne and do the happy dance just yet over the MSM suddenly and without warning running stories about how the Surge is actually working. My cynical take on it is that they are just setting things up so that the Dims can start screaming for our troops to start coming home by THIS Christmas.

I mean when the NYT starts running positive articles, you gotta just wonder what's up. And congress will wag those articles around to make their point that we should start accelerating and changing the timetable.
I really wished it was because they've finally realized 'by golly, we could actually win this', but I'm thinking there's some agenda afoot.
Yes, we are winning...but our job ain't done yet. It's just begun.
After all, how long did it take to get Japan's mind right? Germany's?

But stories like those above do give one hope.

Damn! I look good in IE7!

Recently some friggin' update and/or patch for IE7 was automatically downloaded and installed on my 'puter here. I'm flyin' solo tonite, the eldest gone to a church youth convention for the weekend and the youngest off at a friends for an overnite, so I'm bored. I thought I'd monkey around with the new IE and see what's so bitchen. I've been an exclusive Firefox user for over 4 years now and been quite happy with it.(and I've kept up with the updates regularly.)

Holy shit...this is nice. For Microsoft, anyway.
Took a little getting used to again, after so long not using it, but it would appear they have taken what folks like about Firefox and incorporated those features into IE.

One thing I'm struck by is how pages appear...and how dang fast they come up. (that's all relative, I'm still on a landline, but still, for uncached pages, they all popped right up quicker than Forefox.) And as for my humble! It's night and day as far as layout. Hell, I hate to admit it, but it looks far better. I just figured all browsers read the code pretty much the same, but there would always be a bias towards IE, but who knew that bias would be so obvious in how a webpage is viewed?

Kinda like the T-shirt and jeans type of gal who has to get all dressed up for some rare occasion. Even she is amazed at how good she can look. Same feeling.
So I've been cruising about looking at all my other usual haunts and how they look. And, darlings, you all rook mahhhh-velous! (an old Billy Crystal reference there.)
My only quibble, and it is ever so teensy weensy, is that the font in IE looks just a dab blurry. Not illegible, just has a softer edge to it. In Firefox the text is very crisp and clear. Don't know why this would be. I R un-geeky as far as that goes. But I imagine it has something with how the code is read by the browser. I dunno. All I know is that this is almost got me re-thinking my browser of choice.
I'm still dogged by the normal IE security paranoia, though, so I'm not quite yet ready to bail on my ol' pal Firefox.

The Morons of Black Friday

Parents Leave Child In Car While They Shop Overnight

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- A Franklin County couple has been charged after leaving a young child in a car while they shopped.

Police said 20-year-old Laura Havens and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Casey Shields, left Havens' 2-year-old boy in a locked car while they shopped at the Prime Outlets in Hagerstown, Md.

The car was not running and police said the toddler was crying when they found him.

Investigators found the boy around 2:45 a.m. Friday. Police said there was no heat in the car and estimated it to be about 36 degrees at the time.

Jason Litten from the Washington County Sheriff's office said, "The child was found just wearing a T-shirt, blue jeans and no shoes, soaking wet. It was quite cold in the vehicle. He was shivering and quite scared."

The child was taken to Washington County Hospital for observation and released to a family member of the boyfriend.

Police said the mother gave no remorse for leaving the boy in the car and said she left him there because he was asleep.

She is charged with confining an unattended child. The boyfriend faces that charge along with possession of marijuana.

But hey, on the bright side, they got a wicked awesome deal on a plasma tv at Best Buy!!

I've never partakened of this retail feeding frenzy. It seems to have blossomed in the past 20 years that I have lived in the hills and therefor it's just too impractical for me. Yeah, like I'm gonna get up at 2 am, drive 80 miles in the friggin' dark and cold just to save 20 bucks on the latest gotta have gift of that season. Oh yeah...I'm so there- not! Besides, I hate shopping even under ideal conditions, this is just pure insanity in my opinion. I. just. don't. get. it.

My sis-in-law, on the other hand lives for Black Friday and she lives even farther from the big city than me!! Oy! She always brags afterwards about how much she saved on Christmas gifts. I'm thinkin' that this year any savings she might realize will be wiped out by total fuel costs involved in doing this bizarre modern ritual. 200 miles round trip for her.
Kinda like the old joke about selling the car for gas money.

Me? I'll just wait until a week or so before Christmas, like I always do. Sure the pickin's might be slim, but by then the stores are marking down like a crazy monkey, so what's the dif?

Weird Science

From Boing-Boing

Scientists at the University of Arizona built a robot that's guided by a moth's brain impules.
The moth is immobilize inside a plastic tube mounted atop the 6-inch-tall wheeled robot.
To get the moth to imitate flight, Prof. Charles M. Higgins and his team placed the moth in its apparatus on a circular platform surrounded by a 14-inch-high revolving wall painted with vertical stripes. The moth's neuron reacts to the movement of the stripes and the process begins.

The brain of a moth is about the size of a grain of rice. Although small, “its compact size and simplicity allows for an efficient way to do brain research,” Higgins said.

One of the main obstacles they are currently encountering is that the damn thing keeps running repeatedly into the desk lamps!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgivin', All Y'all, from all of us'n at the WTR

(Thankfully swiped from Patrick over at Born Again Redneck, who honestly admits that even he can't recall who he swiped it from!)

Some Thanksgiving History

(Hey! What are you doing here anyway? Dangit, it's Thanksgiving-you should be hangin' with family and friends, watching football, knocking back some cold ones, reveling in the day. Why are you wasting time blog surfing?
Seriously, though, since you're already here, how's about some history and fun facts, eh? Now if you'll excuse me, I gots a ginormous Butterball to shove in the oven...)

The Tragedy of the Commons
By John Stossel

Every year around this time, schoolchildren are taught about that wonderful day when Pilgrims and Native Americans shared the fruits of the harvest. "Isn't sharing wonderful?" say the teachers.

They miss the point.

Because of sharing, the first Thanksgiving in 1623 almost didn't happen.

The failure of Soviet communism is only the latest demonstration that freedom and property rights, not sharing, are essential to prosperity. The earliest European settlers in America had a dramatic demonstration of that lesson, but few people today know it.

When the Pilgrims first settled the Plymouth Colony, they organized their farm economy along communal lines. The goal was to share everything equally, work and produce.

They nearly all starved.

Why? When people can get the same return with a small amount of effort as with a large amount, most people will make little effort. Plymouth settlers faked illness rather than working the common property. Some even stole, despite their Puritan convictions. Total production was too meager to support the population, and famine resulted. Some ate rats, dogs, horses and cats. This went on for two years.

"So as it well appeared that famine must still ensue the next year also, if not some way prevented," wrote Gov. William Bradford in his diary. The colonists, he said, "began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery. At length after much debate of things, [I] (with the advice of the chiefest among them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particular, and in that regard trust to themselves. ... And so assigned to every family a parcel of land."

The people of Plymouth moved from socialism to private farming. The results were dramatic.

"This had very good success," Bradford wrote, "for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been. ... By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plenty, and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many. ... "

Because of the change, the first Thanksgiving could be held in November 1623.

What Plymouth suffered under communalism was what economists today call the tragedy of the commons. But the problem has been known since ancient Greece. As Aristotle noted, "That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it."

When action is divorced from consequences, no one is happy with the ultimate outcome. If individuals can take from a common pot regardless of how much they put in it, each person has an incentive to be a free rider, to do as little as possible and take as much as possible because what one fails to take will be taken by someone else. Soon, the pot is empty and will not be refilled -- a bad situation even for the earlier takers.

What private property does -- as the Pilgrims discovered -- is connect effort to reward, creating an incentive for people to produce far more. Then, if there's a free market, people will trade their surpluses to others for the things they lack. Mutual exchange for mutual benefit makes the community richer.

Secure property rights are the key. When producers know that their future products are safe from confiscation, they will take risks and invest. But when they fear they will be deprived of the fruits of their labor, they will do as little as possible.

That's the lost lesson of Thanksgiving.

Thankfully swiped from Real Clear Politics

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Countering Evil with Innocent Good

Just had to post something light, hopeful and joyful after that bummer of a post below.

This brings back many happy Sunday School memories.

She's a cutie!

Horrific Fact or Propaganda? (The new Cult of Moloch)

What a lovely story to wake up to. It concerns that spectacular, brazen assassination attempt on
Benazir Bhutto last month.

"Investigators from Ms. Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party said yesterday they believed the bomb, which killed 170 people and left hundreds more wounded, was strapped to a one-year-old child carried by its jihadist father.

They said the suicide bomber tried repeatedly to carry the baby to Ms. Bhutto's vehicle as she drove in a late-night cavalcade through the streets of Karachi.

"At the point where the bombs exploded, Benazir Bhutto herself saw the man with the child and asked him to come closer so that she could hug or kiss the infant," investigators were reported as saying. "But someone came in between and a guard felt that the man with the child was not behaving normally. So the child was not allowed to come aboard Benazir's vehicle."

Ms. Bhutto is said to have told investigators she recalls the face of the man who was carrying the infant. She has asked to see recordings made by television news channels to try to identify the man."
(full story)

The normal immediate reaction would be one of horror, disgust and outrage and it has been so far. Words like despicable, barbaric, animals, nauseating, satanic are being used in comments about this story on various blogs and forums. But I'm having a hard time with this one. I so want this to be UNtrue. Could it be speculative hyperbole from Bhutto's camp? It is a bit hypocritical of me, I reckon. I am so quick to believe the worst in these islamists in most cases, that nothing is beyond the pale for them in their quest for global domination and worldwide jihad. But this makes me stop for once and wonder...could it be true? Must be that maternal thing. This is beyond my comprehension and humanity. I just can't accept this as an actual fact. My brain so wants to deny this or at the very least, try and rationalize it in some way.

For instance, if true, I have to believe that it was not the father or family member carrying the child. At least in our culture, we have seen how easy it is for some digusting fellow human to commit violent acts on a child not biologically theirs. But, see, I'm applying my cultural bias to this! I'm assuming that EVERYONE has some natural affection for their spawn. That's the way I was brought up. And because of that upbringing, my mind goes into complete denial when confronted with "facts" such as this!

Another rationalization is that the baby was merely a "prop"-not wired with explosives- in order to get closer to the bus. The man carrying the baby was the one wired. The explosions were caught, live, on Paki TV and were quite huge. I seriously doubt one could wrap something as relatively small as a year old infant with that much firepower, swaddled or not, to set off such a blast. Which brings me back to the question of whether or not the man was indeed the father of the child- if he was, then perhaps he was willing to sacrifice his life and that of the child, knowing that they would get their reward in the afterlife from their moongod. Daddy gets the virgins, but what, pray tell, does a baby blowed up in the cause of jihad get? 72 pretty ponies? It's tough to try and understand the mindset here. Was the child female? We all know what low value females have in those cultures. Could that have made the job any easier? God! What a question to ask!!

Of course, for the sake of my own sanity, I question if the child was even real to begin with. Could it have been a doll, heavily swaddled? And if not, could the child have been already dead? The shenanigans in Lebannon with staged photo ops has taught us that they are not beyond dragging out dead children to various locations to make a point, despite islamic taboos regarding the dead. As weird as it sounds, I can cope with this better if I believe the child was freshly deceased before the act. But then you stray into a whole 'nuther place thinking that, and I really don't wanna go there!

Then my brain has to factor in the fact that life over there is pretty damn cheap to begin with. Over here, in Normalville, parents have an idle threat that we like to toss at our kids when they really piss us off-we've all heard it-and maybe even a few dads have actually uttered it, of course we really don't actually mean it-it's just done for shock value:
"I brought you into this world and I can take you out! And it won't bother me, cuz I can make another one just like you!"

Maybe over there, in the squalid, violent, primitive 5th world that is realm of the islamofacists it's not an idle threat. It's just a plain fact. And that makes it all the more easier to do; they may be lacking in any compassion and humanity but they are counting that we have it in spades and that makes acts such as this the epitome of evil itself. We will be destroyed by our "niceness".

Either way, if this is indeed true-if another human being felt driven to sacrifice an innocent baby for a theological cause, then this truly is a religion hijacked by Satanic forces. It has become the cult of Moloch. And woe to those who try and say otherwise.

This article has brought into question whether I have the gumption and fortitude to withstand such a barbaric assault...but that's exactly what they want us to think. We are being numbed by the endless beheadings, massacres, bombings, multilations, killings...what's one dumb baby in the cause of jihad?
After all, they can make more.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Taking a Page From The Carter Years...

Just in case you are under 30 and have lived in total isolation since birth, the Hilldebeast has lots 'o' energy saving tips for you on her website. These are all the most obvious ones that have been consistently crammed down our throats via government p.s.a.'s and other media since the Carter years and are recently undergoing a resurgence as everyone and their dog gets on the Greenie wagon.
(This was a p'shop op I couldn't pass up, sickbed or not! We all 'member Carter's lil' "fireside chats" about turning down the thermostats and carpooling and that other Big Daddy advice, right?)

From CNS
"Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has published a list of 10 ways Americans can "address global warming and increase our energy independence" on her Web site.

These include replacing incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent ones and wrapping your home's water heater in a blanket. It is not known whether Clinton or her presidential campaign staff practices these apparent energy-saving tips.

"You can save 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year by wrapping your water heater in an insulation blanket," according to

Visitors to the Web site are asked to take a pledge to "confront ... global warming and move our country towards energy independence."

The energy-saving advice was posted to coincide with the release of Clinton's new proposed energy policy, which would, among other things, set up a $50 billion strategic energy reserve and phase out the incandescent light bulb.

Other points of advice included turning down the air conditioning, using energy generated by renewable sources like wind and solar power, and simply recycling.

"By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually," the Web site said."

No word on whether or not she is advocating driving below 55 mph, flushing only when there are turds in the bowl or alternate days for fueling up your car yet.

(My job is done here. Now back to the loving embrace of my pal, Nyquil....)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sick Bloggin'

It was creeping up on me yesterday. This morning I have a head packed full of snot, my back feels like there's a metal rod jammed down the length of my spine, I'm feeling all floaty and weird and my eyeballs are boiling.
It's probably this cootie.

I'm crawling back to bed, after a healthy shooter of Nyquil and a quart of juice.
Thank God the younguns are old enough now to fend for themselves!
(I hate for us to miss church, though.)

I'll see y'all in a day or 2...unless it is the killer cold, in which case, nice knowing all y'all!


Friday, November 16, 2007

If the Anarchists Really Truly Were Honest...

about their philosphy, then I would think they would applaud this hijacking of the Olympia, Wa. calendar of events by some merry pranksters of the VRWC!

This is too damn funny. Period.

One event of note going on today:"Websites, Applets, Internet Security and You: How to set security protocols on webpages (say on an events calendar) to keep Morons from fucking with it."

You idiots have been totally pwn'd!

Im in ur commie calendar, makin the lolz

And yet another one! Oops, I'm behind the times, it seems. Here's the first one.

What the Hell Was That on My TV Last Night??!!

Oh, just another Dimmocrat "debate".
Subtitle: A Train Wreck in Vegas

That place had more plants in it than the St. Louis Botanical Gardens! Hell, I wager the whole damn audience was hand selected!

Funny, thanks to last night I've finally put my finger on just what it is that creeps me out about She Who Would Be Queen (I mean aside from the laundry list of obvious things!)

Every time the camera caught sight of her, this kept popping into my head:

SHARK EYES! That damn broad's got dead, flat, souless, evil shark eyes!!!

Bonus pic for Lem: I know Lemuel, Grand Poobah of the Hillbilly Ecosystem, has a fondness for sci-fi and mutual all consuming disgust for Mrs. Bill Clinton so just to brighten his day (or ruin it, depending...) here's a pic I found whilst piddling around last night. Meet the new 'borg queen!

Diamonds or Pearls? Are you serious??? She wants totally control of the known galaxies.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

"Oh sh*t, I'm a Butterhead!"

It's bad enough to mishear lyrics in your own native tongue.
But do it with your English bias with another language and you have pure,
unfettered, lung coughing-up comedy gold!
(Who knew them thar Hindi chicks were so kinky?)

Major spew alert...and it's a wee bit naughty.

"Nipple, Nipple!"

It's got a great beat and you can dance to it, Dick, I give it a 9!

The Redneck Book of Manners

I haven't been over to Sig 94's place in quite awhile and, dang, the one morning I do, he ends up owing me a new keyboard!

Tips From the Redneck Book of Manners

1. Never take a beer to a job interview.

2. Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them.

3. It's considered poor taste to take a cooler to church.

4. If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.

5. Even if you're certain that you are included in the will, it is still considered tacky to drive a U-Haul to the funeral home.

Dining Out
1. If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your fingers covering the label.

2. Avoid throwing bones and food scraps on the floor as the restaurant may not have dogs.

Entertaining In Your Home
1. A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.

2. Do not allow the dog to eat at the table no matter how good his manners are.

Personal Hygiene
1. While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this is a job that should be done in private using one's OWN truck keys

2. Proper use of toiletries can forestall bathing for several days. However, if you live alone, deodorant is a waste of good money.

3. Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to detract from a woman's jewelry and alter the taste of finger foods.

Dating (outside the family)
1. Always offer to bait your date's hook, especially on the first date.

2. Be aggressive. Let her know you're interested: "I've been wanting to go out with you since I read that stuff on the bathroom wall two years ago."

3. Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say 10:00 PM; others might say "Monday."

If the latter is the answer, it is the man's responsibility to get her to school on time.

4. Always have a positive comment about your date's appearance, such as, "Ya'll sure don't sweat much for a fat gal."

1. Livestock, usually, is a poor choice for a wedding gift.

2. Kissing the bride for more than 5 seconds may get you shot.

3. For the groom, at least, rent a tux. A leisure suit with a cummerbund and a clean bowling shirt can create too sporty an appearance.

4. Though uncomfortable, say "yes" to socks and shoes for this special occasion.

5. It is not appropriate to tell the groom how good his wife is in the sack.

Driving Etiquette
1. Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles, even if the gun is loaded, and the deer is in sight.

2. When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires always has the right of way.

3. Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.
(Note from WTR-I can personally attest to that one!)

4. When sending your wife down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer.

5. Never relieve yourself from a moving vehicle, especially when driving.

6. Do not lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.

Two Reasons why it is hard to solve a Redneck Murder:
1. All the DNA is the same.

2. There are no dental records

What Are the Odds? (Darwin Award nominees)

2 freak accidents, in 2 different parts of the country. Both have identical scenarios and both occurred within 24 hours of each one and, both have the same outcome. Do guys just come up with this stuff on their own? I mean, this is akin to someone thinking "Hey, sticking a butter knife into this wall outlet sounds like a good idea!"
Even the oddmakers in Vegas probably wouldn't have made book on this one.

CONWAY, Mo. -- One man is being treated for severe burns after an explosion at a duplex. It happened around 6:50 Monday evening.

Fire department officials say a man was trying to siphon gas out of his motorcycle so he could work on it. He was using a wet-dry shop vac when he saw a spark that caused the gas to explode. At least three small explosions happened.

Firefighters say proper safety procedures could have kept the whole thing from happening.

No one was in the second half of the duplex. The family of two adults and two children who lived there had just left but they lost everything, according to a relative of one of the adults. The building is a total loss.

(From KY3)

It was also noted in the on-air version that the guy had been blown out to the sidewalk, through the garage door (!) from the blast.
That one happened right in my own backyard and when I heard about it, I just figured,"Dumb bastard-who's stupid enough to try that!?" And then I found this story just now:

Blast injures Albuquerque man; house damaged
A man using a vacuum cleaner to suck gasoline out of a vehicle was burned and his house damaged when the fuel exploded, the Albuquerque Fire Department said.

The department responded Tuesday morning to 1500 Seven Falls Place Northwest, where they found a 33-year-old man had been blown into the street by the explosion, Capt. Mike Paiz said.

He was treated at University of New Mexico Hospital for burns, Paiz said.

The house was condemned by the city after a team found the roof was lifted off and some walls displaced several inches by the blast, Paiz said.

There is no cure for stupid.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How Could She Not Know Who Attacked Her?

The POS's were arraigned yesterday in Barry county. There are still questions as to who what and when. Due to that, the 2 pled not guilty, even though both had 'fessed up to the law. And of course, both are gonna need court appointed attorneys. (Jeez, I wonder who's gonna pull that short straw?)

But there's a part of their story that bugs me. Maybe it's no big deal, but to me anyway, it's weird. Sheriff Epperly explains (quoted from the KY3 News site):

“As to why they actually killed her, it’s because the little girl looked up to him and seen him there supposedly in the moon light as they was taking her out of the camper. And I guess at that point he knew that she would tell and it would be over from that point. And that's sad,” said Epperly.

Was Rowan blindfolded for the entire duration of her abduction and attack? This reason as to why they killed her is feeble at best and supposedly comes from the word of the perps themselves. How could she not know who her attackers were, blindfolded or not? She knew Collings, allegedly he was a regular over at her house and Spears was a fixture in her home for over 3 years. Was this entire disgusting episode conducted in complete silence? Or had someone rendered her unconscious for the whole ordeal only to have her come to as they dragged her out of the camper trailer, half naked and bleeding?

I'm calling bullshit on that excuse! The moonlight part is a nice dramatic touch, too. The moon was in the 3rd quarter and would have been high in the sky in the wee hours of the night, it would cast some moonlight, but not like the illumination of a full or near full moon. As best as I can recall, there were clear nights that weekend. I'm thinking mercury vapor yard light here, rather than moonlight. Those fixtures are common in the yards of many a hillbilly 'round here. Hell, I have one up on the gable of my garage. $24.97, Walmart.
These 2 assaholics were trying to come up with any rationale that might wash with the law. The simple fact is that for one split second someones conscience kicked in after the fact and they did what all cowardly sick bastards do in that situation- they tried to destroy the evidence.
And I'm certain that this whole deal was premeditated. Badly planned and done, but premeditated, nevertheless.

Maybe it doesn't matter now. Dead is dead. The deed is done. These bastards will fry, hopefully. But it's just one of many parts of this heartbreaking tale that doesn't ring true.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Shoulda Known...

Seems nowadays, whenever a perp's name hits the press, the first place to go to is MySpace and see if the moron has a page there.
Lil' Rowan's savage, sick bastard tag team murdering rapists are no exception.

Colling's page.

Step-daddy "Disgusting Couch Turd" Spears page. (Oh Gee, that one is locked as "private"...what a surprize!)

Just a little tidbit from Collings homepage:

chris's Details
Status: Single
Here for: Dating, Serious Relationships
Body type: 6' 8" / Slim / Slender
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

His current mood is listed as "horny" (last login was 11/2-the date Rowan was abducted)
To be fair, I know people cleverer than I can get in and monkey with MySpace pages, so that creepy notation with leering avatar is a grain o' salt thing, imo.

Some new stuff is slowly seeping out in this case, like the fact that Colleen, Rowan's mom, had an adult daughter who had lived with them until recently. She was forced out of the home by Couch Turd because "she wouldn't go by his rules." Yeah, having an extra pair of eyes around can really put a crimp on your step-dad/step-daughter "special" bonding time when mommy's working nites. I guess one of the rules she wouldn't follow was Ignore me doinkin' your little sister. Allegedly, Rowan had called her shortly before she turned up missing, begging to come and stay with her.
This shows to me just how pathetic the mom was- she let's some morbidly obese, alcoholic, unemployed, slobby loser, 10 years younger than her call the shots in her own home! Nice going there, ma. I've said it before, and I'll say it again (and pardon me for the crudity): There's no pecker in the world that good. (and judging by the looks of that freak, it's a wonder that even he could find it.)
Christ, this story gets more tragic with each passing day!!

Now if you'll excuse me, I must go and dismantle and disinfect my computer...and take a haz-mat shower.

Monday, November 12, 2007

"I Like the Navy"

Well, since the official date for the observation of Veteran's Day fell on a Sunday, the federal holiday observance is today (Monday), I thought I'd sneak this one in and still be kosher.

I Like the Navy;
Reflections of a Blackshoe

by Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, USN (Ret)

I like the Navy.

I like standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my
Face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe -
the ship beneath me feeling like a living thing as her engines drive her through the sea.

I like the sounds of the Navy - the piercing trill of the
boatswainspipe, the syncopated clangor of the ship's bell on the quarterdeck,
the harsh squawk of the 1MC and the strong language
and laughter of sailors at work.

I like the vessels of the Navy - nervous darting destroyers, plodding
fleet auxiliaries, sleek submarines and steady solid carriers. I like
the proud sonorous names of Navy capital ships: Midway, Lexington,
Saratoga, Coral Sea- memorials of great battles won.
I like the lean angular names of Navy 'tin-cans': Barney, Dahlgren, Mullinix, McCloy -
mementos of heroes who went before us.

I like the tempo of a Navy band blaring through the topside speakers
As we pull away from the oiler after refueling at sea. I like liberty call
and the spicy scent of a foreign port. I even like all hands working
parties as my ship fills herself with the multitude of supplies both
mundane and exotic which she needs to cut her ties to the land and carry
out her mission anywhere on the globe where there is water to float her.

I like sailors, men from all parts of the land, farms of the Midwest,
small towns of New England, from the cities, the mountains and the
prairies, from all walks of life. I trust and depend on them as they
trust and depend on me - for professional competence, for comradeship,
for courage. In a word, they are "shipmates."

I like the surge of adventure in my heart when the word is passed "Now
station the special sea and anchor detail - all hands to quarters for
leaving port", and I like the infectious thrill of sighting home again,
with the waving hands of welcome from family and friends waiting
pierside. The work is hard and dangerous, the going rough at times, the
parting from loved ones painful, but the companionship of robust Navy
laughter, the 'all for one and one for all' philosophy of the sea is
ever present.

I like the serenity of the sea after a day of hard ship's work, as
flying fish flit across the wave tops and sunset gives way to night. I
like the feel of the Navy in darkness - the masthead lights, the red and
green navigation lights and stern light, the pulsating phosphorescence
of radar repeaters - they cut through the dusk and join with the mirror
of stars overhead. And I like drifting off to sleep lulled by the myriad
noises large and small that tell me that my ship is alive and well, and
that my shipmates on watch will keep me safe.

I like quiet midwatches with the aroma of strong coffee - the
Lifeblood of the Navy - permeating everywhere. And I like hectic watches
when the exacting minuet of haze-gray shapes racing at flank speed keeps all
hands on a razor edge of alertness. I like the sudden electricity of
"General quarters, general quarters, all hands man your battle stations"
followed by the hurried clamor of running feet on ladders and the
resounding thump of watertight doors as the ship transforms herself in a
few brief seconds from a peaceful workplace to a weapon of war - ready
for anything. And I like the sight of space-age equipment manned by
youngsters clad in dungarees and sound-powered phones that their
grandfathers would still recognize.

I like the traditions of the Navy and the men and women who made them.
I like the proud names of Navy heroes: Halsey, Nimitz, Perry, Farragut,
John Paul Jones. A sailor can find much in the Navy: comrades-in-arms,
pride in self and country, mastery of the seaman's trade. An adolescent
can find adulthood.

In years to come, when sailors are home from the sea, they will still
remember with fondness and respect the ocean in all its moods - the
impossible shimmering mirror calm and the storm-tossed green water
surging over the bow. And then there will come again a faint whiff of
stack gas, a faint echo of engine and rudder orders, a vision of the
bright bunting of signal flags snapping at the yardarm, a refrain of
hearty laughter in the wardroom and chief's quarters and messdecks. Gone
ashore for good they will grow wistful about their Navy days, when the
seas belonged to them and a new port of call was ever over the horizon.

Remembering this, they will stand taller and say,





I like the Navy, too, Vice-Admiral.
Nice words, sir.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

It's Veteran's Day

I know this is short notice, but if you're a Vet and live anywhere near a Golden Corral restaurant-they wanna buy you dinner!

For the past 6 years, Golden Corral has been honoring the US Military with a free “thank you” dinner and beverage at any Golden Corral restaurant on Military Appreciation Monday (first Monday after Veteran’s Day). This year, Golden Corral has designated Monday, November 12, 2007, from 5 to 9 pm, to honor any person who has ever served in the United States Military.

This is the first I've heard of this program...Good on them!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Lil' Rowan's Final Moments

From the KY3 News website:

The same type of cord used to tie-up the goats near Chris Collings camper, allegedly ended Rowan's Ford's life.
"One of them stated because she looked up at him," Sheriff Mick Epperly of Barry County said.
Chris Collings and David Spears allegedly brought her to Collings camper. The sheriff said inside the rundown, dirty camper, the two men raped the 9-year-old.

She reportedly pleaded with them to stop. Investigators believe the two men pulled her out of the camper after they raped her, pulled a cord out of a truck and then strangled her.
"I could not tell you what went through this man's mind at that time," Epperly said, "you know, drinking and drugs and what could go through anybody's mind to sexually abuse a 9-year-old innocent girl. That's just unhuman."

Hearing about Rowan's last moments, Chris Collings's brother gets sick to his stomach.
"I'm just kind of wondering if he ain't covering up for somebody," Greg Horton said.

This is the toned down, evening dinnertime news version. KY3 has also published the Probable Cause statement. It's a faxed copy and a pdf and difficult to read, not only visually but emotionally,too. The terror and horror that poor lil' kid the hands of that big fat white trash slob of a couch turd that her mommy made her call daddy for 3 years. He was just biding his time...waiting for her to get big enough to bust, but not old enough to bleed.
Sick, ugly worthless pieces of shit.
I cannot forgive...sorry. I'll leave that one up to God.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Inevitable Outcome (Rowan Ford's body found)


OZARK, Mo. — A 9-year-old southwest Missouri girl missing for a week was found dead Friday in a sinkhole in eastern McDonald County, a law enforcement official said.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because authorities had not yet made an official announcement, said the body of Rowan Ford was found on private land near Powell, about 10 miles south of the girl's hometown of Stella, a village of about 200 people.

A spokeswoman for the Newton County Sheriff's Department, which has been handling the case, declined to comment pending an 11 a.m. CST news conference in Neosho. The Newton County prosecutor's office also declined to comment.

Stella Mayor Bill Alsop, who answered the phone at the family's home Friday, said authorities told the girl's mother that morning that the body was very likely that of Rowan.

"Ken Copeland, Newton County sheriff, came, and he told her they found the body of the little girl, and they were 99 percent sure it was her daughter," Alsop said. He said Mrs. Spears was "pretty shook up."

Rowan was reported missing Saturday after her mother, Colleen Spears, returned home from a night shift at a Wal-Mart in a nearby town and couldn't find her daughter. Rowan's stepfather, David Spears, told investigators he last saw the girl asleep in her room around 10:45 p.m. Friday before he left her alone and went out with friends.

Colleen and David Spears spent much of Saturday looking for Rowan at the homes of acquaintances where they thought the girl might have gone, then reported the girl missing at 6:50 p.m.

Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland has said David Spears told authorities that he left the girl alone when he went out on Friday night and did not check on her after his friends dropped him off at midnight.

Spears also later told authorities that he called his mother sometime after 1 a.m. Saturday and asked to use her vehicle, Copeland has said. She took it to him about half an hour later, then stayed at his house while her son left in her vehicle for about 5 1/2 hours, Copeland has said.

Copeland also has said that Spears has not been able to explain what he did in those 5 1/2 hours. He has not been accused of any crime.

Spears, who has been staying with his parents, has said it was wrong for him to have left the girl alone.

Via FoxNews

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Speaking of ratings...we're way overdue for a Gematriculator update!
Oh dear, the evilness is creeping up!

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A Friday Morning Freak-Out List: 3 Horribly Weird Ways to Die

Admit it, we all have a morbid fascination with freak accidents or strange manner of death. Afterall, death is inevitable. The best we all can hope for is to go in a way that doesn't require dental records for i.d.
Here's 3 stories that have popped up on the innernetubes within hours of each other. Ranked from tragically odd to downright "!"

SOUTHAMPTON, Va. — A Virginia man was found dead and buried under a large pile of peanuts in a warehouse at the Severn Peanut Company where he worked.

Calvin W. Branch's co-workers reported him missing around noon on Tuesday and two hours later authorities found him dead in a warehouse where the peanuts are funneled into loose piles and then later pumped out into trucks, according to a report in the Daily Press.

Southampton County Sheriff's Detective Richard Morris told the Daily Press there was no indication of foul play, but don't know how the 42-year-old ended up there.

NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Detroit News and Free Press are reporting that a burned and beheaded body found by a utility crew is that of a convicted sex offender.

A single fingerprint from the victim's burned hand has allowed Michigan State Police to identify him as 26-year-old Daniel Gene-Vincent Sorensen.

The print reveals that Sorensen had been a registered sex offender in Illinois.

Northville Township sewer and water department crews found the body at the end of a cul-de-sac about 20 miles northwest of Detroit about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Sorensen's head has not been found.
Ok, that's pretty horrible and grim, but for me, here's the money line:
A cause of death has not been determined.
You gotta be kiddin' me!
Moral of the story: If you're a kid-diddler, stay out of Detroit!

And finally, the best for last. (well, alright maybe that's a poor turn of phrase!)
Let's just say that this one wins, hands down. This sounds like it's straight from a Tarantino flick.
Un-friggin'-believeable! The stuff of nitemares.
If you have a vivid imagination, please stop (don't say I didn't warn ya.)
From Peoria, IL. via The Journal-Star

PONTIAC - Livingston County authorities are investigating a gruesome and bizarre death today.

A bystander in a parking lot in the 1000 block of West Reynolds Street called 911 about 4:30 a.m. today to report a tow truck driving erratically across two parking lots before it hit a sign and continued across a road into a ditch.

When police arrived and inspected the vehicle, they found a decapitated body inside. They then found a human head in the parking lot where the caller first noticed the truck.

For more on this story, read Friday’s edition of the Journal Star.

Hey, what time does the Friday edition go online?? Because, dude, I really want to find out just how the hell that happened! This blurb just gives you enough info to totally creep you out for the rest of the day.

Gruesome Update: It was suicide???!!!!
Holy Crap! Now there's some sorta deep disturbed weirdness there.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Mystery of Lil' Rowan

Little Rowan Ford, age 9, went to bed last Friday night in her own room at her home in Stella, Mo.
No one has seen her since.

Her mom works the night shift at a local Walmart Supercenter and had left Rowan in the care of the step-dad. Her first sign that something was amiss was when she got home and Rowan hadn't dashed out the door to welcome her home, as was her custom on Saturday mornings.
For most of the day her mom assumed that Rowan had gone to a friends to spend the night. Both her and the step-dad called around to Rowan's friends to trace her. No one had seen her. This caused a serious delay in filing a missing child report by almost 10 hours!!

This is where the story gets weird. And is the first of many fishy, peculiar facts that, I'm sorry, all lead to the step-dad.
First off, did mom just make the assumption on her own that her little girl went over to a friends? Or did the step-dad tell her that? And if he didn't, why didn't he correct her on that notion? He was there all night wasn't he?
Uhhh, no. He wasn't.

His story is that he and some friends went out tearing around for a few hours that night.
(Leaving a sleeping 9 year old kid, alone, at home...real responsible there, Bubba!)
Then, once back home, the guy calls his 1 am...asking to borrow her car!!!
Momma happily complies. (WTF??!! Any of my 'adult' kids call me at 1 am on a Saturday morning wanting to borrow my car, I'm gonna laugh and hang up. Well, ok, I'll wait long enough to hear their story...but it better be a damn good one!...Then I'll rip 'em a new one and then laugh and hang up.)

So, momma shows up with the car, step-dad takes the car, leaving momma there at the house while he's off doing gawdnose what for an hour or 2 in the wee hours of the morning. Does she look in on the sleeping grandchild???
According to reports, No.
It's not revealed why.
I think it's obvious why. She probably was told that Rowan was spending the night at a friends!
But who would tell her that?
All roads point to the step-dad.

By now the feds are involved and the community has all pulled together to do searches and assist with the law. We all know the scenario. This is being played out far too often across the nation. I'll be shocked and amazed if lil' Rowan is found alive.
Although he is not publicly being called a suspect, the step-dad's story STINKS to high heaven. A local channel got an interview with him. That clip can be seen here.
He weeps and swears up and down that he would never do anything to harm that lil' girl.

Uh, did. Even if your hands are clean in this matter, by leaving her alone, unattended in the dark of night, out in the middle of nowhere just so's you and your buddies could go out and party on a Friday night, you allowed HARM to come to this child! You may not be the boogeyman, but you let the boogeyman have access.
Of course, as a mom myself, I can't exactly hold the mom up as a standard of purity and light either. We moms can be hypercritical when one of our own drops the ball.
Character counts. I'm sure maybe she felt safe in leaving her child in the charge of this man overnight...maybe not. But maybe she felt it was worth taking a chance under the circumstances. Times are tough in this region, jobs are hard to find. We don't know, but maybe she was the sole support for this family. I know in the past that I have turned down or have been rejected for jobs simply because I've had to honestly check "No" on the box that asks "Are you available to work all shifts?"

Even when my husband was alive, the idea of working an overnight shift somewhere and leaving my kids was unthinkable. I just couldn't do it. It's not that I doubted my husbands competency, it's just that the idea was abhorrent to me. Too many what ifs.
I know lots of women do work late shifts with no problem, but most are gals who have moms, sisters or other trusted family members living nearby to watch over and stay with their younguns overnight. It just wasn't right for me. So, yeah...I'm being alittle harsh on the gal. My kids are far more valuable to me than that extra 50 cents an hour.

We all know the saying- There's nothing more dangerous to a child than Mommy's new boyfriend. (or in this case, the new step-dad.)

And people wonder why I prefer to remain alone. Not all boyfriends and step-dads are potential monsters. I know several examples of men who have bonded to their non-biological kids with wonderful results. A few in my own family. But it appears for the most part the majority of perpetrators in child abuse, abduction or murder are men who have no biological connection to the kid.

Here's a link to the local coverage of this story.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Caution: Falling Cows

Oh Lordy! Do y'all have any idea how many years I have waited for a revelant opportunity to use this pic??

That day has finally come! Get a load of this:

Falling cow smashes van near Manson


MANSON, Wash. -- A Chelan County fire chief says a couple were lucky they weren't killed by a cow that fell off a cliff and smashed their minivan.

District 5 Chief Arnold Baker says they missed being killed by a matter of inches Sunday as they drove on Highway 150 near Manson.

The 600-pound cow fell about 200 feet and landed on the hood of the minivan carrying Charles Everson Jr. and his wife Linda of Westland, Mich., who were in the area celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. They were checked at Lake Chelan Community Hospital as a precaution.

The van was heavily damaged, including a broken windshield.

Charles Everson says he kept repeating, "I don't believe this. I don't believe this."
(The rest of this tragicomedy here.)

The unfortunate Bessie had to be put down. (Duh.)


The dims have taken the definition of victory and spun the bejeezuz out of it down to their own multihued depths of depravity on a regular basis, but no one could have been prepared for this latest outrageous statement!

We're running out of people to kill in Iraq!!!

Oh the horror! At this rate, if it's true, our boys and gals over there will have no choice but to start mangling puppies and executing sweet lil' kittens with possible ties to AlQada to satisfy their rampant bloodlust!!! Oh wait, according to the dims and their familiars, they already are. Dammit!

Remind me again...WHO does David Obey (a most unfortunate surname if there ever was) work for?

HT:The Lovely Michelle

The next item is found over at WND, (which, personally, I sometimes find their intel suspect, but here goes...) Traffic lights are offensive in Fort Collins, CO. and should be banned.
Yeah...that's what I thought, too. But I swear this ain't from Scrappleface!!!
Maybe if some brave soul would point out that green is for islam, red is for communism, and yellow represents the dems hopes for our mission in Iraq then they'd reconsider.
It wouldn't surprize me if this proves to be a hoax or a clever, yet outrageous way for some conservative group to make a point. (that would be employing the Limbaugh axiom of illustrating absurdity by being absurd.)
We are all well into that handbasket, but surely not this far down the path to hell.

And now for some comic relief to bring down the blood pressure:
A scratch-off lottery game has been discontinued over in Manchester, England because it was too confusing!!! Having to deal with the concept of negative numbers was too much for the natives. (must be that damn metric system!)

HT: FreeRepublic

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Now, if we can get him to work on world peace and curing cancer!

On behalf of all womanhood, all I can say is that this kid is friggin' brilliant! Thank You, dear boy!!

(From Yahoo News.)

ODEBOLT, Iowa - Jake Wulf wants to keep the lid on it. The 9-year-old boy flushed out a plan for a foot-activated toilet seat lifter that is called the "Privy Prop," designed to lower and raise the toilet seat.

While her son, who is in the school's Talented and Gifted program, manages assignments with ease, he has one weak spot: remembering to lower the seat after he's done, Beth Wulf said.

"My mom was getting mad at me for forgetting to put the toilet seat down and she was falling in," said Jake, a fourth-grader at Odebolt-Arthur Elementary School.

"He's done this pretty much all his life," his mother said "He's in too big a hurry to take care of that. He's been reminded thousands of times over the years."

It was during a visit to a doctor's office that Jake's idea for the "Privy Prop" began to take shape.

He noticed the lid to a small trash can, which opened and closed with a foot-powered lever. He went home and told his parents that he wanted to design a similar device for the toilet.

He made it for the school's Invention Convention with the help of his dad, Jason, who designs equipment for a living.

"Jake drew it all out and I supervised," Jason Wulf said. "I helped him with the tools to make sure he didn't cut off any fingers."

Jake built plywood base and then cut thin pieces of steel and fashioned a teeter-totter at the bottom. You step on it and the seats raises. You step off and it closes.

Once it was built, he used a dictionary to come up with a name for his contraption. The final choices — "Jake's John Jack" "Privy Prop" and "Privy Proper" — were voted on by his family with "Privy Prop" winning.

It was selected by judges at the Invention Convention to advance to the regional contest in Pocahontas, where it was chosen to be displayed at the Iowa State Fair this past summer.

Beth Wulf suspects that someone who saw the "Privy Prop" at the fair called the Ellen Degeneres show because one of the show's producers contacted the family this fall asking for a tape with a description of her son's invention.

Two weeks later, a producer called and invited Jake and a parent to fly to Hollywood as part of a show featuring young inventors.

The show was taped on Wednesday. It was to air on Friday.

So where does Jake's project go from here?

He said his family has considered seeking a patent for it, but that might cost too much. There's also a chance a national company might catch wind of it after Friday's show.

One thing is for sure, the Wulf family won't try to mass produce it.


"Because Mom said," Jake said.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Speaking of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"...

Is anyone else getting inundated with pro-Ronpaulio spam??
I did my twice weekly check on my filter and found GOBS of them this morning.
Are these guys buying lists from the generic Chinese Viagra folks? Their subject lines make about as much sense!


Hillary responds to the question "What was your favorite movie when you were the First Lady of Arkansas?"

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Come to Think of It, I Haven't Heard from My Brother Lately...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man was arrested on Thursday after a bizarre series of events that included him crashing his car, getting shot by a homeowner, breaking a restaurant window and stripping to his underwear.

Police said it all started when the man crashed his car into a pole and started banging on the door of a nearby house. After he kicked in a window, homeowner Leroy Bruce shot him.

Bruce said the man ran off and left his pants and other clothing behind. The bleeding suspect fled to a McDonald's and threw a rock through the front window.

Witness Lisa Fuqua told WMC-TV that the man was easy for police to identify and that he 'had to be on some high-powered something."

The suspect, who wasn't identified, was taken to the Regional Medical Center. Police said they'll charge him when he's released.

Officers said when they found the man at the restaurant, he had stripped to his shirt and undershorts.

From Yahoo News