Sunday, September 30, 2007

The U.N. Will NEVER Give Up On The Plan To Disarm The Civilian World...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - "Britain, Japan, Australia and others are pushing for an unprecedented treaty regulating the arms trade worldwide, in a campaign sure to last years and to pit them against a determined American foe, the National Rifle Association.

In what U.N. officials say is an "overwhelming" response, almost 100 governments have submitted ideas for such a treaty, to be reviewed over the next year. There's an "extremely urgent" need for controls on the international gun trade, says Kenya, echoing the sentiment in much of guns-besieged Africa.

But in the U.S., the NRA says it sees a creeping attempt to limit civilian gun ownership within nations - even though the focus now is on setting standards for arms exports and imports.

The international issues "necessarily will come to involve at some point domestic laws and policies regarding firearms," said former congressman Bob Barr, a leading NRA voice on the subject.

"That's not what we're looking at here," countered Greg Puley, of the Control Arms coalition of pro-treaty advocacy groups. "The point is to control trade in weapons that contribute to conflict and atrocities."

The NRA and other U.S. gun lobbyists have helped blunt earlier efforts at the United Nations to rein in the weapons trade. Last December, the U.S. delegation cast the lone negative vote when 153 nations approved a General Assembly resolution initiating this new treaty process.

Now, alone among the world's top 10 arms suppliers, the United States - by far the biggest, with almost $13 billion in arms export agreements in 2005 - has not filed a requested report to the United Nations with its views on a treaty.

"The United States has not yet decided whether it will or will not participate in (the review), and thus we will have no submission at this time," Richard Kidd, a deputy assistant secretary of state, told The Associated Press.

The treaty campaign may encounter resistance beyond Washington as well. The reports from Russia and China, two other big arms exporters, offered only lukewarm endorsement for stricter controls.

"This is just the beginning of the process. There will be a lot said on the issue," noted Pamela Maponga, conventional arms chief in the U.N. Disarmament Affairs Office here.

Britain, a $3-billion-a-year arms exporter, has spearheaded the effort with a half-dozen co-sponsoring nations, saying unscrupulous traders capitalize on gaps and differences in various nations' export-import laws in order to ship assault rifles and other weapons into areas where they inflame conflict and oppression.

The United States and other industrialized countries generally keep close oversight on arms sales, but dozens of nations have no regulations specific to weapons exports and imports. Only 37 nations, for example, have laws governing the operations of private arms brokers."

Yadda yadda, blah blah, and triple blah. First of all I want to hear what the politicians running for office have to say about this. Lets ask the likes of RodHam, and Hussein, then do an about face and query those professing to be human beings such as Julie Annie, Fred Thompson, Romney, et al.

I only suggest to question the loons because I do so love seeing them squirm, but they're lying sacks of manure and who cares what they think anyway.

And as far as the United (Against America) Nations is concerned, who cares X 2. More restrictions abroad means more, and less expensive weapons available here, so knock yourselves out, you commies who've enslaved your "subjects". Shame that my retirement country of choice went belly-up regarding personal freedom, because I'd acquired a nice chunk of land in Australia and had plans to spend the golden years plinking at Roos, but thats water under the bridge and the good news is I won't ever be fooled again into believing that basic human rights exist ANYWHERE outside of the good old US of A.

The Dianification of Europe is a done deal, S.E. Asia is out of the question because it never DID profess a love for freedom, South America is the punchline to a very bad joke, Russia, China, Japan, you name it and there's a dictator in the woodpile. Thats the problem with having enough resources to be comfortable, but not enough fuck-you cash to do as you please like our politicians and celebrities who are granted rights far and beyond mere mortal men.

Arms "treaties" do just what Prohibition did. Enrich an underclass of criminals to the point whereby they can call the shots and oft times do. The guns will continue to flow, and as I've said, hopefully here where we can then have a larger selection to choose from.

Looking For A New AK?

Here's something different. Romanian Bullpup AK Rifle, 7.62x39 caliber.

"Monneypenny Whatever Would I Do Without You..."

"Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond films, has died.

The Canadian actress, who was living in Australia, passed away at the age of 80.

She starred alongside Sean Connery in the first Bond film, "Dr No," in 1962.

Maxwell continued in the role until 1985, when she played M's secretary for the last time in "A View To A Kill" with Roger Moore.

Moore paid tribute to the star, calling her his 'lucky token."

He told Sky News she would be remembered with "great affection", adding: "She will certainly be missed by me, and I'm sure by millions of fans around the world."

She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha Bond.

But many fans credit Maxwell as being the definitive Miss Moneypenny.

Maxwell's final movie role was in the 2001 thriller "The Fourth Angel."

A spokesperson for Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia said she died there on Saturday evening."

Q, M, and now Monneypenny. One of the roles I'll never forget is her portrayal of Miss Maxwell in "Operation Kid Brother", starring Sean Connery's brother Neil in 1967. An Italian spoof on the Bond franchise, Lois got to sow some wild oats with a submachine gun, yes, the demur Miss Monneypenny got down and dirty in a surprising cool, but ultimately B rendition of her famous role as the quintessential Secret Secretary.

Ever the consummate pro, thanks for the good memories, Lois.

What To Do With Old Ammo

AlanDP at Blogonomicon as the following problem...

Ammo disposal question

"A reader has emailed me and asked if I know of the best way to dispose of ammo which may still be "live" but doesn't appear to be safe to shoot. Are there any special rules about such? The only time I had to throw live ammo away, I just put it in the trash with all the other garbage, but it was only about 30 rounds.

If anyone has any info on this, leave a comment."

Most fortunate that I stumbled into this particular posting, as munitions that have exceeded their shelf-live can be a hazard, and rather than fill up his comment page with full frontal verbosity I decided to make my response available here.

Most if not all factory-grade ammunition has a shelf-live of approximately 7-10 days. Past this point, and 10 full days is stretching it somewhat to the max, it ceases to be a combustible and slowly but certainly morphs into a high grade explosive. For example, one overly aged 30-06 round can suddenly and without the slightest bit of warning explode with enough force to take out the average sized living room. One can only imagine the chain of events initiated from a number of rounds having a close proximity to one another, so without wasting any time I urge all of you to send me each and every cartridge that has been in your possession for over a week so that I, as a qualified expert, may dispose of it safely.

Nor This One

China Bans TV, Radio Ads for Bras, Underwear

So you won't see this picture in China.

BEIJING — China has banned TV and radio ads for push-up bras and figure-enhancing underwear in the communist government's latest move to purge the nation's airwaves of what it calls social pollution.

No examples were given, but Chinese television channels have increasingly broadcast late-night infomercials featuring scantily clad women, as well as ads for products that claim to boost sexual performance.

Regulators have already targeted ads using crude or suggestive language, behavior, and images, tightening their grip on television and radio a few weeks ahead of a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress at which some new senior leaders will be appointed.

The latest ban by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, or SARFT, also bans advertisements for sexual aids including tonics and sex toys, along with "inelegant images" in ads for what it referred to simply as "adult products."

Hillary Clinton on Fox News Sunday - Part 1

46 seconds in you'll hear the same sound that evokes nails across a blackboard. So be warned. Shrillary tries to laugh without scaring the dogs.

Hillary and Bill's True Colors Unfold on FOX News

By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

"Chris Wallace brings out the real Bill and Hillary each time he interviews one of them.

For those who have ever visited Clintonland, it’s sometimes hard to recognize the slickly-scripted, post-White House media personalities of the Clintons: the affable, smiling Hillary seen on the campaign trial or the laid back, take-it-as-it-comes Bill who periodically surfaces for softball interviews.

But every once in a while, there’s a rare moment of clarity. That happened last year when Wallace interviewed the former president. At the end of the interview, Bill lost it. Suddenly the veneer was off, exposing the enraged, snarling, lunging Bill accusing Wallace of “do[ing] his nice little right wing hit job” when he forced Clinton to address his inability to capture or kill bin Laden.

Not a pretty sight.

And Wallace did it again in his recent interview of Hillary. Asked about the extreme partisan politics espoused by her and her husband, the real Hillary challenged Wallace. “Well, Chris, if you'd walked even a day in our shoes over the last 15 years I'm sure you'd understand."

Yes, Chris. You'd understand what it meant to be a sociopath. On with Double-Dipping-Dickie:

Hillary preceded her passing moment of reality by a loud, inappropriate and mirthless laugh – a scary sound that was somewhere between a cackle and a screech. She was quick to follow it with a scripted recitation about how she wants to rise above partisanship. (Of course) But, in between, we saw a fleeting glimpse of the pervasive sense of victimization and self-righteousness that even now underscores the vicious partisanship with which both Clintons play the game of politics.

Amazingly, they seem to genuinely believe that they are still the targets of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” and that they are alone and under attack despite their manifest virtue and singular desire to do good.

You don’t see this authenticity very often. Hillary’s handlers have taken great pains to teach her the art of concealment, hiding her raw partisanship behind a smile and, when necessary, even a forced laugh. A laugh that’s often too long and too loud.

And so, at the beginning and the end of the Wallace interview, Hillary sounded just like a laughing hyena. Watch the video on FOX News or YouTube. You won’t laugh.

It’s part of the Hillary defense. Just as Hillary’s answers are scripted, so is her "spontaneous" laughter. This is truly learned behavior — laughing — or pretending to laugh at will. Over the past 15 years, she’s perfected the art of responding to people, questions and networks that she doesn’t like. In the past, she would sneer and answer sarcastically, as in, “Maybe I should have stayed home and baked cookies.” But those days are over. Now she smiles constantly and dissolves into a flood of loud giggles. It’s been a big part of her media training.

The mainstream media hasn’t had much to say about the laughing candidate. But can you imagine if Rudy Giuliani responded to a network interviewer by laughing loudly and hysterically for five seconds? No doubt The New York Times would seriously wonder about his state of mind. But they don’t find it odd with Hillary.

It’ll likely be a long time before we see the real Hillary again. So next time you hear her special laugh, think about what it really means."

Our little Dickie continues to froth at the mouth at the mere sight of a Clinton, and who can blame him? Having taught Shrillary and Billy The BJ all they know, instilling in them every last low-down, backstabbing, scum of the earth tactic he could devise, they up and dismissed him before he could help the discordant one assume her rightful place as the Oval Orifice.

He continues to say, at every given opportunity mind you, that Hillary is a shoe-in as the next President. This is what comes from having a split personality, or rather so phoney a personality that you are unaware of your own true feelings. He wants back in. They won't let him back in, so he pouts and stomps those tiny feet, and brought his wife onboard the column writing gig so he could blame her for the bad words should the Clintonistas suddenly decide that they DO need one more lunatic on the team.

Darfur attack kills peacekeepers

"An attack on an African Union army base in the Sudanese region of Darfur has killed at least 12 peacekeepers.

Sources in the region told the BBC that 2,000 rebels had overrun the base. Fifty AU soldiers are still missing.

The casualties were the most serious losses suffered by the AU mission since it arrived in 2003, a spokesman said.

The attackers made off with all the weapons and vehicles they were able to take, and burned the vehicles that remained, the sources told the BBC.

Mission to Sudan

The attack came as South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu was expected in Sudan, in the latest initiative to bring peace to Darfur.

The archbishop is leading a delegation that includes former UN special envoy to Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi, US ex-President Jimmy Carter, and Graca Machel, a children's rights advocate and the wife of Nelson Mandela.

The group of retired elder statesmen came together at Mr Mandela's invitation to find ways to tackle some of the world's toughest problems, such as HIV-Aids, poverty and conflict."

Jimmy Carter being there means two things. The situation is so out of hand they'll grasp at any straw, and with him pleading for everyone to just get along and row the boat ashore there won't be single positive step taken to defeat the rebels. AIDS was natures latest attempt to rid the savannas of homo sapien because africa is nothing if not wild and wild means predation. And there comes a time to cut your loses and say enough; the only thing that will save Africa is a massive invasion conducted at a level thrice the size of Operation Dessert Storm.

As a start. The piddling drop-in-the-bucket help from the United Nations is ludicrous, and is intended to be nothing more than a mummers farce to show the world how it is really really trying.

Africa desperately needs to be broken then reassembled. But it is not in any country's best interest to participate because there simply is no up side to spending billions upon billions of dollars just to see it pissed down the drain by savages.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Duke Apologizes to Lacrosse Players

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke University President Richard Brodhead apologized Saturday for not better supporting the men's lacrosse players falsely accused in last year's highly publicized rape scandal.

Brodhead, speaking at the university's law school, said he regretted Duke's "failure to reach out" in a "time of extraordinary peril" after a woman accused three players of raping her at a March 2006 party thrown by the team.

"Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy," Brodhead said. "But the fact is that we did not get it right, causing the families to feel abandoned when they were most in need of support. This was a mistake. I take responsibility for it and I apologize for it."

Brodhead spoke at a school-sponsored forum on legal and ethical issues common to high-profile cases, and he received a standing ovation following his speech. He left afterward and school officials said he would not be available for further comment.

As authorities began to investigate the allegations, Brodhead and the university initially suspended the highly ranked team from play. He later canceled the remainder of its season and ousted longtime coach Mike Pressler. Meanwhile, Durham County prosecutor Mike Nifong labeled the team "hooligans" as he searched for suspects.

But even as Nifong won indictments against players Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans, it became clear the allegations had no merit.

State prosecutors determined in February the accuser's story was a lie, and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper called the three players innocent victims of Nifong's "tragic rush to accuse."

Nifong was disbarred in June for more than two dozen violations of the state bar's rules of professional conduct, including withholding results of critical DNA tests, and resigned from office. He spent one night in jail earlier this month after a judge held him in criminal contempt of court for lying to a court about having provided those test results to defense attorneys.

In the early days of the case, Brodhead was generally cautious in his comments, saying the players should be presumed innocent while also insisting the crimes alleged had no place at the elite private university.

Brodhead said Saturday he worried that making numerous public comments could be interpreted as an attempt by Duke to "influence the judicial process," especially since Nifong was insisting a crime had occurred.

That may have created an impression that Duke did not care about the accused students, Brodhead said, which he said was untrue but still something he regrets.

"Duke needed to be clear that it demanded fair treatment for its students," he said. "I took that completely for granted. If anyone doubted it, then I should have been more explicit, especially as the evidence mounted that the prosecutor was not acting in accordance with the standards of his profession."

Brodhead also said the school could have done more to show that some members of Duke's faculty who were openly critical of the lacrosse team did not speak for the university as a whole.

Duke has reached private settlements with Pressler, now the coach at Division II Bryant in Rhode Island, as well as the three cleared players and a teammate who was not indicted but accused a professor of giving him a failing grade because he was a lacrosse player.

Brodhead said the university is planning a national conference of lawyers, educators and student affairs leaders to discuss how schools should deal with students facing serious criminal charges."

Well that's an easy one, Dickie. When strippers show up demanding money, wait until an investigation determines the truth before allowing your professors to run amok while hurling racist epithets at white folk.

Gee. And here I thought that'd be self-evident. Anyway, feel free to give me a ring anytime you find yourself in such a dilemma and I'll work it out for ya. Gratis. Call it a public service freebie to save MY race from discrimination from the likes of you.

Sheriff Orders Review of 911 Tapes in Seattle-Area Missing Woman's Case

SEATTLE — "A sheriff has ordered a review of the 911 calls made about a woman who spent more than a week missing before search crews found her trapped in the wreckage of her sport-utility vehicle.

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr's order comes after Tanya Rider's husband complained that he had to fight to get authorities to launch a search for his wife.

Tom Rider said he asked the sheriff's office last weekend to use cell phone technology to try to find his wife, but was told she couldn't be categorized as a missing person because she wasn't a minor, suicidal or mentally ill.

Authorities found the Maple Valley woman after detecting the general location of her cell phone Thursday morning, then searching along a highway southeast of Seattle.

Rahr said her department gets up to 700 missing persons reports a year, and the vast majority involve people who fail to come home on time or "an adult who wants to leave on their own accord."

Nevertheless, Rahr said she takes Tom Rider's concerns seriously. "I want to know if he tried to report this and we made a mistake," Rahr said. "If we made a mistake, we're going to address that."

So remember this the next time you're watching Law & Order, Without A Trace, or some other silly ass fiction about law enforcement. There are so very many caveats attached to searching for an adult that you're better off doing it yourself, or as in this particular instance, all but shaming LE into doing something, Anything.

Now, let a rich guy's plane go into the drink and all bets are off. Then the powers that be can't move quick enough.

And as far as the Sheriff offering that he'd be willing to address their mistakes (he still won't admit that leaving a woman in a car for 8 days was one), don't make me laugh.

The Smart Gun...S&W's New Hillary-Hole?

"...consider the fact that New Jersey has adopted a law mandating that when the technology becomes available, all guns sold in the state (except those sold to law enforcement--more on that later) will be required to possess technology that will only allow the gun to be fired by the authorized user (presumably, the registered owner).

In short, if "smart gun" technology had been ready for prime time, thus allowing the New Jersey legislature to render a woman's husband's gun useless to her, the law could very well have been an accessory to her rape/torture/murder. I wonder what Ceasefire New Jersey and the Million ("million"--hah!) Marching Mommies would say about that.

Now, about the law's exception for law enforcement--why would police want to be the "Only Ones" exempt from this law? Could it be that they don't want their loved ones to be unable to use lifesaving firepower registered to the officer? Could it be that they don't want to be helpless if an injury to their dominant hand forces them to use their off hand? Could it be that they don't want to be forced to rely on the vagaries of electronics and batteries in a mortal confrontation? Would not every one of those objections (and others) apply to even us lowly citizens?

On a side note, this part of the article about "smart gun" technology further perturbs me:
Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson was awarded a $1.7 million federal grant last year to work on developing the technology and has spent $5 million on development since 1993.
I had been willing to let bygones be bygones with regard to S&W's deal with the devil in 2000, because S&W is under new ownership--ownership that has renounced the HUD agreement. Now, I find that they're profiting from the very same kind of Bill of Rights erosion that sparked such (justifiable) outrage before. I realize that the "smart gun" article is almost five years old--I'll have to see if I can find anything more recent about S&W and "smart guns."

If they are still involved with this back door assault on the Second Amendment, perhaps a new boycott is in order."

In 2000, the William J. Clinton Foundation donated $300,000 each to Smith & Wesson and FN Manufacturing in order to begin work on smart guns. While still in office, he proposed spending $10,000,000 for such efforts, calling it Common Sense Gun Safety Measures.

Aimed at us.

Not the bad guy who will then create a cottage industry to defeat the smart chips or simply not bother with certain types of weapons at all, not the criminal will always find enough weapons.

Not at law enforcement. Sworn officers would have exemptions. The very men and women who carry the most guns in public don't want a damn thing to do with such techno-babble and would not be forced to give up their present firearms.

Just us. Our old guns grandfathered in for a time, then the push will come to ban them altogether for the smart-gun.

S&W continues to work on the technology, having taken the money they must, and are in all likelihood petitioning certain gun-grabbers for more funding. I say in all likelihood because there is no smoking gun nor will S&W speak about this, and such silence in and of itself is damning enough for me.

Come clean one way or the other. Yes, we continue to work on developing a smart-gun, or no, we are not.

Thanks to Armed and Safe.

24? Hell No...Lil Kiefer Up For 96

"US actor Kiefer Sutherland could go to jail if convicted of the two drink-driving offences he was formally charged with on Friday.

The charges were for driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.

The 24 star, 40, faces at least four days in jail if found guilty, said LA City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan."

"Prying Open Those Cold, Dead Hands"

How many times in how very many different ways must we offer that 13% of the population generating 48% of the homicides is not the fault of the rest of the population simply because they happen to be white?

Sounds sort of racist doesn't it.

Bet your bippy it do.

The Smallest Minority tries to convince the naysayers and gets an "A" for effort.

Care Of Cowboy Blob: Select A Candidate

Fred Thompson
Score: 57
Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Social Security
Line-Item Veto

FRED and I
Disagree on
the government
funding energy,
and I want criminals
DRT. Private industry
discovers a better energy
alternative and its off
to the races. The nanosecond
the government gets involved,
EVERY crackpot scammer is out there looking for a handout.
Death Penalty

Latest Taser Technology Hits Store Shelves

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- "The Taser C-2 is being marketed as the personal protector. For shopper Kyle Geddis, it could be just what he is looking for.

"Nowadays everyone is carrying firearms but they're not really considering another option and the Taser gives them that option," Geddis told First Coast News. "It's a great self defense mechanism."

The C-2 is smaller and can fit into the palm of your hand. It comes in pink, silver, black or blue. But in order to purchase the device, you must pass a public safety background check.

Tom Smith is the co-founder of Gander Mountain in Jacksonville. He says the C-2 provides the ultimate protection.

"By simply snapping a cartridge in the front of it, we can reach a distance up to 15 feet and it mobilizes an attacker for up to 30 seconds so you can get away from the attacker."

Chuck Mulligan is the public information officer for St. Johns County. He says that the C-2 is a good device for self-defense, but he warns that if it gets into the wrong hands, it could be used against consumers."

Duh. Lets not go there, shall we Chuckie? "Getting into the wrong hands" opens a can of worms that boggles the imagination so lets remain adults and say that most tools can cause harm if used improperly, so we don't need warning labels on silly little zappers or claw hammers either for that matter. And to wash that bad taste of your whinging away, I've included a pic of the Taser-Gals at this years Shot Show.

"I'm certainly a proponent for more regulations."

...Says NYPD Commissioner Kelly

"Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called for stricter statewide gun regulations today after a troubled St. John's University student bought an antique weapon upstate and carried it onto a Queens campus, prompting his arrest.

Mr. Kelly said the student, Omesh Hiraman, 22, had a prior arrest for disorderly conduct when he attended Cornell University. But when he bought a .50 caliber Wolf rifle, bullets, and gunpowder last week at Dick's Sporting Goods in Poughkeepsie he did not have to show identification or undergo a background check because the weapon is not considered a firearm under state or federal laws."

Cops like Kelly dream of times like this. Not that any harm was done with the muzzle loader, but it COULD have hurt someone and thats all that counts. The possibility. But its okay for his boys and girls to parade around armed to the teeth because, after all, THEIR safety is far more important.

The man is a thug, plain and simple. Surrender the means to defend yourself or he'll send men to kill you. Just like the Founding fathers thought it should be. Right?

Can you believe the man swore an oath to uphold the Constitution?

The Only Ones NOT Tired Of All The Bushit

Suit over decal citation soon may be settled

"Denise Grier told the world that she was tired of the BUSHIT, but the controversy her bumper sticker stirred more than a year ago continues for the Athens woman who alleges a police officer wrongly ticketed her for a decal that she sees as a political statement.

The registered nurse may see the end of the legal battle soon; both sides in a federal lawsuit have asked a judge to rule without sending the case to a jury.

In March 2006, DeKalb County police Sgt. R.S. Caviness stopped Grier's car and wrote her a $100 ticket for a sticker that read, "I'm Tired Of All The BUSHIT."

Although a DeKalb County judge later dropped the ticket, Grier sued in federal court, alleging the officer cited her for political reasons and that the county failed to instruct its officers that the lewd decal law was declared unconstitutional by the Georgia Supreme Court in 1991."

Imagine that. Cops not knowing the law. I'm shocked.

"The officer not only violated her First Amendment rights, the lawsuit argues, but also her constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, by forcing her to stop even though she hadn't broken any laws.

After working for a year to interview witnesses and study the issues of the case, both sides asked a judge to decide. DeKalb County wants the case dismissed, but Grier wants the judge to decide legal issues of the case and let a jury set a settlement.

"If we win, the remaining issue - how much in damages (Grier) is entitled to - would be for a jury to decide," said Ralph Goldberg, a private Decatur attorney who is assisting the American Civil Liberties Union.

The lawsuit asks for a judge to declare that Grier's anti-Bush bumper sticker is protected free speech because Grier "is uncertain and insecure regarding her right to display her bumper sticker in DeKalb County."

The lawsuit also asks for an unspecified amount of damages because Caviness acted "with reckless disregard" of Grier's rights.

Both sides in the dispute have dug in their heels without finding a settlement.

Attorneys for the county grilled Grier for more than two hours when taking her deposition.

She told attorneys that when Caviness said he'd stopped her for a lewd decal, she thought one of her sons might have put a sticker on her car without her knowing.

"And when he told me which one it was, I kinda laughed," according to a transcript of Grier's deposition. "And I said, I mean I'm not entirely sure what I said, but I think it was something to the extent of, you're kidding me.

"The police officer told me that I was trying to cuss. And I said no, it's a political statement. He said something about children seeing the bumper sticker. And he said something about DeKalb having a law against lewd decals."

Defense attorneys pressed Grier on her contention the traffic stop was motivated by his political views.

"I again said it was a political statement, so he said, 'what exactly were you trying to say?' I said I'm trying to say that I'm not pleased with President Bush's handling," Grier responded.

"And he said again, 'What you're trying to say is ...' and at that point he had his finger in my face and saying, 'What you were trying to say ma'am,' and at that point I just put my hands up like this and said just stop. If you're going to give me a ticket, go ahead and write me a ticket, but I'm not going to discuss this with you here and now."

In all fairness it should be known that Ms Grier is a moonbat extraordinaire but we do have to stick up for them as well. Liberty and Freedom can only exist when all views are allowed a certain degree of expression. Simply because you MIGHT yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater is no reason to ban free speech any more than stopping law abiding citizens from owning firearms is a good plan because they MIGHT use them badly.

Do I Really Need A 50

For entertainment purposes only, say you had access to hundreds of acres of land, pine, brush, and swamp mostly, and had erected a large cabin within. Lots of area for shooting and certain types of hunting, but you weren't really a hunter just someone who liked to shoot and was thinking of acquiring the crown jewel of civilian-legal weapons.

Lots of folks talk about SHTF time and where they'd go and how they'd supply themselves until it was un-SHTF time, but some of us just want more toys.

A 50 BMG, for me at least, would be pretty much the ultimate longarm.

Woman Found After 8 Days Stuck in Car

SEATTLE (AP) -- "A woman who spent eight days trapped in a wrecked vehicle has severe injuries, but her brain function is normal and she can move her arms and legs, her physician said Friday.

Tanya Rider, 33, was found alive but dehydrated at the bottom of a steep ravine in suburban Maple Valley on Thursday, more than a week after she failed to return home from work. After being cut out of her SUV by rescuers, she was taken to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, where she was in critical condition.

Dr. Lisa McIntyre said during a hospital news conference Friday that while Rider was doing better, she's "not out of the woods yet." McIntyre said Rider's kidneys failed because of toxins from a muscle injury in the crash and dehydration. She was sedated, on a ventilator and being treated with intravenous fluids.

Rider broke her collar bone and dislocated her shoulder in the accident and has pressure sores from the days of being held by the seat belt, probably upside down, the doctor said. Her caregivers were not yet sure the extent of a leg injury but McIntyre said they were hopeful it would not have to be amputated.

She said Rider was probably alive because she was young and healthy and was wearing a seat belt.

"She's a fighter, obviously," said Rider's husband, Tom. "She fought to stay alive in the car and she's fighting now."

Tom Rider said he was frustrated by the red tape he had to fight to get authorities to launch a search for his wife more than a week after she disappeared.

"Any policy that restricts officers from saving a life is a wrong policy," he said. "No one else should have to go through what she went through."

Authorities found the Maple Valley woman after detecting the general location of her cell phone Thursday morning, then searching along Highway 169 near Renton, southeast of Seattle, the route she took home from work. They noticed some matted brush, and below it found Rider's vehicle, smashed on its side, State Patrol spokesman Jeff Merrill said.

Tanya Rider left work at a Fred Meyer grocery store in Bellevue on Sept. 19 but never made it home. Tom Rider said that when he couldn't reach her, he called Bellevue police to report her missing.

Bellevue police took the report right away, but when they found video of Tanya Rider getting into her car after work, they told her husband the case was out of their jurisdiction and he should notify King County, he said. Tom Rider said he tried that, but "the first operator I talked to on the first day I tried to report it flat denied to start a missing persons report because she didn't meet the criteria," he said.

"I basically hounded them until they started a case and then, of course, I was the first focal point, so I tried to get myself out of the way as quickly as possible. I let them search the house. I told them they didn't have to have a warrant for anything, just ask," he said.

Thursday morning, detectives asked him to come in to sign for a search of phone records. They also asked him to take a polygraph test.

"By the time he was done explaining the polygraph test to me, the detective burst into the room with a cell phone map that had a circle on it," he said.

His wife's car tumbled about 20 feet down a ravine and lay buried below brush and blackberry bushes. The air bags deployed, but she was injured and trapped. Rescuers had to cut the roof off to get her out.

"I know there were delays (in finding her) because of red tape," Tom Rider said.

Tom Rider said he also drove the route where his wife was found but didn't see any sign of a crash. He also offered a $25,000 reward for any information leading to her safe return.

Authorities said they followed procedure in the case.

"It's not that we didn't take him seriously," Deputy Rodney C. Chinnick said. "We don't take every missing person report on adults. ... If we did, we'd be doing nothing but going after missing person reports."

Took him seriously enough to consider him a suspect, didn't ya bunky? He busted your horns until you decided that something should be done before the papers had a field day talking about sloppy, lazy cops, so you did the one thing that wasn't going to help find the woman but it's the thought that counts, right?

This was all you fellas were SUPPOSED to be doing anyway. No one envisioned law enforcement sitting alongside the road taxing speeders, or ticketing overdue parking meters, but to do precisely THIS. To band men together with the hope of preventing a tragedy.

Lazy incompetent frigs.

No One Be Sayin' Da Road It Not Be Hard...

...But Pops Out Them Chillen', And We Be Given You Cold Cash...

September 29, 2007 -- "Hillary Clinton's White House bid reportedly is set today to receive the endorsement of the Democrats' most radical ever presidential nominee: former Sen. George McGovern, who topped his party's ticket in 1972.

Which could explain why Hillary seems to be feeling all '70s nostalgic.

Back in 1972, recall, McGovern proposed that every single American be given a $1,000 check, no questions asked, regardless of financial need.

Even his fellow Democrats ridiculed the idea - especially when McGovern admitted that he had no idea how much it would cost and how it would be paid for.

Now comes Clinton with her own 21st-century version of McGovernomics.

Yesterday, she told the Congressional Black Caucus' annual legislative conference that she thinks every baby born in America should be given not $1,000 but $5,000 - inflation, don't you know? - in the form of a "baby bond."

"I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time, so when that young person turns 18, if they have finished high school they will be able to access it to go to college," she said.

Like McGovern, Hillary didn't offer any ideas on how much it would cost or how Uncle Sam would foot the bill.

So let's do some math here.

In 2004 (the latest year for which official figures are available), there were 4.116 million live births in America. At five grand apiece, that works out to nearly $21 billion - each and every year, which only gets bigger and bigger.

Why is a senator who keeps carping about alleged GOP "tax breaks for the rich" calling for the children of the rich to be given $5,000 each?

One thing's for sure - if Hillary's proposal ever passed, the nation's birth rate would certainly start soaring.

Oh, and a little historical reminder: After winning the nomination, George "A Thousands Bucks for Everyone" McGovern went on to lose 49 states to his Republican opponent, Richard Nixon."

It is beginning to dawn on the socialists that while the fun they have in killing babies, is, well still fun, there aren't going to be ENOUGH socialists around if they don't stop murdering the future generations each and every few months after a night of revel rousing produced an unwanted pregnancy.

But lets see, there's always that SPECIAL class of people, the ones they created after all, who retain a modicum of religious and moral beliefs regarding the sanctity of human life...poor black and hispanic hells bells lets pay them to make more liberals. Besides, if John Edwards is correct and young black men are killing one another faster than they can be replaced, minorities should simply reproduce at a higher rate to balance this whole deal out.

The middle and upper liberal classes will continue to kill their kids, nothing is going to slow that down even a tad, so but of course Lady RodHam would go to the Congressional Black Caucus with a deal they can't refuse. Nobody is even saying they have to keep 'em. Plenty of couples who are childless and willing to pay through the nose for a healthy baby of any color, race, or creed, so this seems to be win-win.

More On The Strange Case Of Norman Hsu

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - "Jailed fund-raiser Norman Hsu wants his 15-year-old fraud rap dismissed on a technicality and a full refund on the $2 million bail he skipped out on three weeks ago, his lawyers said yesterday.

Hsu looked frail in a waist shackle and orange jail uniform as he appeared in a San Mateo County court. He uttered only a single "yes" when Judge Stephen Hall asked if he had agreed to a five-week postponement of his attorney's motion to throw out his 1992 "no contest" plea.

Outside, attorney James Brosnahan said he would press the court for a dismissal or a new trial on the grounds that the judge who originally accepted Hsu's grand-theft plea in the $1 million Ponzi scheme is now retired, and it would be improper for a new judge to impose the sentence.

Apparently, Hsu's defense to skipping out on his sentencing hearing in 1992 and spending 15 years as a fugitive will be that he was partying in the public eye, all but inviting oblivious authorities to come get their man.

"Hsu was around and visible in California, contributing to California politicians," Brosnahan said. "You could find him literally in about one minute of effort ."

Virtually ANYONE could have done even the slightest bit of investigation and discovered Mr. Hsu's problem with the law, so of course we cannot believe Hillary RodHam's assertion that he was one political donor among many and his felonious underpinnings were unknown to her. Can't get a job as a busdriver in NYC without undergoing background checks, Ms. RodHam is aware of this, and to protest otherwise is simply adding yet another big lie to her lengthy list of untruths. Were the Hsu on the other foot and a prominent Republican to have been caught yellow-handed in the company of so odious an individual, his or her political future would have already been all but over.

And this is but one of the many reasons I detest the Clinton's and RodHam's. Their presumption to royalty, their disdain for their subjects, the little people who must obey the law while they comport themselves in whatever manner they damned well please.

After surviving his attempted suicide, Norman took a deep breath and came to the conclusion that he was safe from the long arm of the RodHam. Safe because she dare not even dream of having him meet with an untimely accident because even the Jurassic Press would have turned on her in a NY second. She is evil, has truck with evil people, and deserves sentencing far more than a seat in the Oval Office.

Mets fall to Marlins, 7-4, giving Phillies 1st

I root for 2 baseball teams...

"On the outside looking in and out of first place for the first time since May 16, the Mets and their epic collapse have reached the reddest possible alert.

With two games remaining, Willie Randolph's free-falling team now controls nothing. Even victories tomorrow and Sunday might not be enough to keep them from heading home for the winter, as disgraced authors of the most stunning disintegration in baseball history."

The Yankees, and whomever is playing the Mets. Being a dutiful husband, and shooting, and general fiddle farting around has preventing my commenting upon sports, but this tale of woe was too good to pass up. Baseball's biggest choke. Courtesy of the Mets.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Messenger Babe Of The Week...Adriana Lima

Pelosi criticizes border fence

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a plan to build fencing along parts of the Mexico border a "terrible idea" that overlooks local communities.

Pelosi made the comments during her trip to the Rio Grande Valley for the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week conference at the University of Texas-Pan American.

"I have been against the fence, I thought it's a bad idea even when it was just a matter of discussion," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "These are communities where you have a border going through them, they are not communities where you have a fence splitting them."

So then. Giving these illegal hooligans access to rape, steal, and murder is a good idea? Because doing otherwise might break up their gangs, laughing referred to as communities?

Sorry, Queen Nance. Your opinion means next to nothing. You madame, have become irrelevant, but it was bound to happen because your whack-job ideas are no longer the mere whispers of Kalifornia fruits and nuts, but presented on a much loftier stage, and that was a good thing. Higher the monkey climbs in the tree the more his ass shows, and you ma'am are all ass.

Pictured: Nancy Pelosi; pinned with Syrian 100 pound notes that were awarded for her magnificent vale dance done before the Syrian Parliament during a private showing.

Edwards: 'Pretty Soon We’re Not Going to Have a Young African-American Male Population in America.'

If they continue on being menaces to society then how is this a bad thing?

"Asked about what he could do about "inner-city kids partaking in violence" at the MTV/MySpace Forum yesterday, Democratic candidate John Edwards offered an apocalyptic prediction for young black males:

“We cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They’re all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two.”

Rampaging members of society are SUPPOSED to be dead or in prison. That's why its called SOCIETY. He can even look it up.

Quick...Someone Email Sean Penn And Tell Him He Has Yet Another Master To Worship At The Feet Of...

CARACAS, Venezuela — "The leaders of Iran and Venezuela cemented an alliance aimed at countering the United States while the Iranian president reached out to a new ally in Bolivia and declared that together, "no one can defeat us."

After being vilified during his U.N. visit this week, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled on to friendlier territory Thursday, first stopping in Bolivia — where he pledged $1 billion in investment — and then visiting Venezuela to meet President Hugo Chavez."

"No one can defeat us!"

Wanna bet.

Bill Clinton: Disclose donor names, but not mine

"Former president Bill Clinton says he's totally in favor of disclosing donors to presidential libraries and foundations, but he's not about to name those who gave to his.

A day after Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) ducked a debate question on the topic, her husband said he "would be happy to honor any disclosure requirement that affects all people equally."

However, he said he wouldn't want to name those who have donated already 'because a lot of people gave me money with the understanding that they could give anonymously.'

When Sen. Clinton was asked at Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate whether the Clinton Foundation would disclose its donors, she said, "I don't talk about my private conversations with my husband, but I'm sure he would be happy to consider that."

Speaking at a meeting of his Clinton Global Initiative, the former President called the question inappropriate. "She's got no business being asked to speak for me in a presidential debate," he said.

Can't make this stuff up. Slick Willy believes he was a great President, his wife forever drags him around with her to raise money and speaks of him as the second coming of George Washington...but as is always the case with liberals...they are above the rules that should apply to others.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'd Check The Papers Of Those Line Painters, Too...

Road Crew Blasted for Painting Yellow Stripes Over Raccoon’s Body

Illegal Aliens: They're Lovin' It

RENO, Nev — "Federal agents raided 11 McDonald's restaurants in northern Nevada and made more than 40 arrests Thursday as part of an investigation into illegal immigration.

Agents for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made the arrests in Reno, Sparks and Fernley after raids at the restaurants and a franchise corporate office in Reno, agency spokesman Richard Rocha said.

"They are people suspected of being in the country illegally. As far as I know, they were all McDonald's employees," he said.

Rocha declined to identify the franchise owner or owners. Details about the investigation are sealed in federal court documents, he said.

A spokeswoman for McDonald's Corp., based in Oak Brook, Ill., said the company would issue a statement.

Hispanic leaders and representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union scheduled a news conference to respond to the arrests.

The investigation began five months ago and was sparked by an identity theft complaint, Rocha said. A local law enforcement agency then gave ICE information that illegal immigrants were working at specific McDonald's restaurants, he said."

"Hispanic leaders". Leading precisely what? Aren't the heads of criminal gangs, those who organize, aid and abet crime, usually called mob bosses? When was the last time a mob boss held a news conference? What precisely does a mob boss DO at a news conference? "Papers? No, senior, we don't need no steenking papers."

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Stolen From Cookie

Giuliani Bobs and Weaves on Gun Control Record

"With the nation at war, Republicans possibly have more important things to care about than gun control. But Giuliani’s image as a straight shooter risks being damaged by all the bobbing and weaving that he is doing over gun control."

John Lott

Sorry, John. True Republicans never STOP caring about gun control and perhaps its time to stop listening to "Conservative" talk radio where all they talk about lately is where to find their new books.

Moonbat Governor Hires Then Fires Moslem Doctor

Subtitled: Yet Another Fine Example Of The Hypocritic Oath

RICHMOND, Va. — "A controversial leader of a U.S. Muslim group resigned from a Virginia state board hours after Gov. Tim Kaine learned during a radio call-in show about incendiary comments the appointee made about Israel, Islam and U.S. foreign policy.

Dr. Esam Omeish, who is a top surgeon at a Washington, D.C., area hospital, also is seen in videos found on that show him advocating "the jihad way," decrying the Israeli invasion last year of Lebanon, and calling for President Bush's impeachment.

In a statement Thursday afternoon, Kaine said he had accepted Omeish's resignation from the state Commission on Immigration, which only met for the first time on Tuesday."

Since "The Religion of Peace" has maybe a half dozen non-violent members, you'd think by now even democrats would be vetting these sandfleas a tad more scrupulously considering the fact that they sort of declared war on us. Yeah, yeah, I know that democrats and moslem hate-mongers drink from the same cup so what else SHOULD be expected of them.

Its just that Governors swear to uphold and defend the Constitution and medical doctors avow to do no harm but certain people keep electing moonbats who in turn foist madmen upon us and sooner or later this is going to result in something seriously detrimental to the health and well being of all.

General Pace Repeats View That Gay Sex Immoral

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, caused a stir at a Senate hearing Wednesday when he repeated his view that gay sex is immoral and should not be condoned by the military.

Pace, who retires next week, said he was seeking to clarify similar remarks he made in spring, which he said were misreported.

"Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes," he told the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing focused on the Pentagon's 2008 war spending request.

"We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it," he added. "And that is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God's law.

Anti-war protesters sitting behind Pace jeered the four-star general's remarks with some shouting, "Bigot!" That led Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., to abruptly adjourn the hearing and seal off the doors.

The hearing resumed about five minutes later in which Pace said he would be supportive of efforts to revisit the Pentagon's policy so long as it didn't violate his belief that sex should be restricted to a married heterosexual couple.

"I would be very willing and able and supportive" to changes to the policy "to continue to allow the homosexual community to contribute to the nation without condoning what I believe to be activity - whether it to be heterosexual or homosexual - that in my upbringing is not right," Pace said.

Pace's lengthy answer on gays was prodded by Sen. Tom Harkin, who said he found Pace's previous remarks as "very hurtful" and "very demoralizing" to homosexuals serving in the military.

In March, the Chicago Tribune reported that Pace said in a wide-ranging interview: "I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way."

Harkin, D-Iowa, said he wanted to give Pace a chance to amend his remarks in light of his retirement.

"It's a matter of leadership, and we have to be careful what we say," Harkin said.

Pace noted that the U.S. Military Code of Justice prohibits homosexual activity as well as adultery. Harkin said, "Well, then, maybe we should change that."

Pace was one kick-ass 2nd Lieutenant in Viet Nam. His discipline and attention to detail were impeccable, so much so that a lot of seasoned veterans offered him the respect not usually granted a butterbar. He could lead men to places they couldn't be ordered into. But of course such a man would be at odds with someone as insignificant as a Senator from Iowa.And why shouldn't he repeat his view. It's his view. And as far as the Senator from Iowa changing the Uniform Code of Military Justice...

Fat chance. Go watch the corn grow fella and leave the important stuff to men.

The Only Ones Drug Trafficking Enough

Officer charged with drug trafficking

LARGO - Detectives have charged a corrections officer with drug trafficking.

They say 24-year-old Kevin Rix smuggled drugs into the Largo Road Prison and sold them to inmates.

Rix was charged with unlawful compensation, introducing contraband into a prison system, and trafficking in cocaine.

"We are determined not to have the integrity of the department undermined by this sort of individual," said Department of Corrections Secretary James R. McDonough."

Sorry. Cats out of the bag, horse is out of the barn...insert appropriate cliche here...

The integrity. Of your department. WAS undermined. Closing eyes, snapping fingers, wishing and hoping doesn't make nasty man go away.

The Only Ones Drunk On Their Ass Enough

Intoxicated officer won't be charged

BLOOMINGTON - "Illinois State Police have declined to further investigate a Bloomington police lieutenant for allegedly responding to an armed standoff last month while intoxicated."

Try showing up at work drunk then get back to me how they went for ya.

Who Says There 's Never A Payoff Getting In Bed With Bill Clinton

Smith & Wesson Holding initiated with "strong buy"

"In a research note published this morning, the analysts mention that the company has been gaining share in the pistols market, with the highly successful launch of the landmark M&P series of polymer pistols in January last year. The robust momentum in Smith & Wesson Holding’s pistol sales is expected to continue in the forthcoming years, the analysts say. The company has launched several products to expand its footprint in the $1.1 billion long-gun industry, which it entered into early last year, Wedbush Morgan adds. Smith & Wesson Holding is the frontrunner to win a US military contract, which could be worth $300-$500 million over the next several years, according to the analysts."

He raped all of us with that Assault-Weapon-Ban nonsense, but S&W snuggled and didn't sue him like the OTHERS he molested and is now more successful than ever.

I do believe thats an apt description of a prostitute.

Nike Unveils Shoe Designed for Native Americans

BEAVERTON, Ore. — "Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.

The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness programs and tribal schools nationwide will be able to purchase the shoe at wholesale price and then pass it along to individuals, often at no cost."

Ah, that'll do the trick. They don't exercise because they can't find extra-wide sneakers.


Must make note to self to remember that whenever MY physician recommends more walking.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ann Coulter Calls For The Dems To Draft Ahmadimmerbulb...

"Democrats should run Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for president. He's more coherent than Dennis Kucinich, he dresses like their base, he's more macho than John Edwards, and he's willing to show up at a forum where he might get one hostile question -- unlike the current Democratic candidates for president who won't debate on Fox News Channel. He's not married to an impeached president, and the name "Mahmoud Ahmadinejad" is surely no more frightening than "B. Hussein Obama."

And liberals agree with Ahmadinejad on the issues! We know that because he was invited by an American university to speak on campus.

Contrary to all the blather about "free speech" surrounding Ahmadinejad's appearance at Columbia, universities in America do not invite speakers who do not perfectly mirror the political views of their America-hating faculties. Rather, they aggressively censor differing viewpoints and permit only a narrow category of speech on their campuses. Ask Larry Summers.

If a university invites someone to speak, you know the faculty agrees with the speaker. Maybe not the entire faculty. Some Columbia professors probably consider Ahmadinejad too moderate on Israel.

Columbia president Lee Bollinger claimed the Ahmadinejad invitation is in keeping with "Columbia's long-standing tradition of serving as a major forum for robust debate."

Except Columbia doesn't have that tradition. This is worse than saying "the dog ate my homework." It's like saying "the dog ate my homework" when you're Michael Vick and everyone knows you've killed your dog.

Columbia's "tradition" is to shut down any speakers who fall outside the teeny, tiny seditious perspective of its professors.

When Minutemen leader Jim Gilchrist and his black colleague Marvin Stewart were invited by the College Republicans to speak at Columbia last year, the tolerant, free-speech-loving Columbia students violently attacked them, shutting down the speech.

Imbued with Bollinger's commitment to free speech, Columbia junior Ryan Fukumori said of the Minutemen: "They have no right to be able to speak here."

Needless to say -- unlike Ahmadinejad -- the university had not invited the Minutemen. Most colleges and universities wouldn't buy a cup of coffee for a conservative speaker.

Fees for speakers who do not hate America are raised from College Republican fundraisers and contributions from patriotic alumni and locals who think students ought to hear at least one alternative viewpoint in four years of college.

And then college administrators turn a blind eye when liberal apple-polishers and suck-ups shut down the speech or physically attack the speaker.

Bollinger refused to punish the students who stormed the stage and violently ended the Minutemen's speech.

So the one thing we know absolutely is that Bollinger did not allow Ahmadinejad to speak out of respect for "free speech" because Bollinger does not respect free speech.

Only because normal, patriotic Americans were appalled by Columbia's invitation of Ahmadinejad to speak was Bollinger forced into the ridiculous position of denouncing Ahmadinejad when introducing him.

Then why did you invite him?

And by the way, I'll take a denunciation if college presidents would show up at my speeches and drone on for 10 minutes about "free speech" before I begin.

At Syracuse University last year, when liberal hecklers tried to shut down a speech by a popular conservative author of (almost!) six books, College Republicans began to remove the hecklers. But Dean of Students Roy Baker blocked them from removing students disrupting the speech on the grounds that removing students screaming during a speech would violate the hecklers' "free speech." They had a "free speech" right to prevent anyone from hearing a conservative's free speech.

That's what colleges mean by "free speech." (And by the way, my fingers are getting exhausted from making air quotes every time I use the expression "free speech" in relation to a college campus.)

"Tolerance of opposing views" means we have to listen to their anti-American views, but they don't have to hear our pro-American views. (In Washington, they call this "the Fairness Doctrine.")

Liberals are never called upon to tolerate anything they don't already adore, such as treason, pornography and heresy. In fact, those will often get you course credit.

At Ahmadinejad's speech, every vicious anti-Western civilization remark was cheered wildly. It was like watching an episode of HBO'S "Real Time With Bill Maher."

Ahmadinejad complained that the U.S. and a few other "monopolistic powers, selfish powers" were trying to deny Iranians their "right" to develop nukes.

Wild applause.

Ahmadinejad repeatedly refused to answer whether he seeks the destruction of the state of Israel.

Wild applause.

He accused the U.S. of supporting terrorism.

Wild applause.

Only when Ahmadinejad failed to endorse sodomy did he receive the single incident of booing throughout his speech.

Responding to a question about Iran's execution of homosexuals, Ahmadinejad said there are no homosexuals in Iran: "In Iran we don't have homosexuals, like in your country. In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have it."

I already knew that from looking at his outfit. If liberals want to run this guy for president, they better get him to "Queer Eye for the Islamofascist Guy."

Sorry, Ann, but it isn't happening this time around. While Edwards might truly want to be the hair-apparent, and Hussein can read his notes real pretty, Hillary RodHam has the nomination signed, sealed, and delivered, and no foreigner is going to queer the deal to make her the Oval Orifice. What'll probably happen is lots of under the table deals with Iran to assure the RodHam Library gets gussied up real good just like Blowjob Willy's did with all that Chinese money, and the first step in endearing Dimmerbulb to her side was getting him that Columbia gig with hints of wild and crazy things to come. Hey, the Chinese needed hi-tech weapon systems and the Clinton's handed them over, and now the Iranians want nukes so unless Bush crashes the party beforehand Iran can simply sit back and wait for Her Highness, all the while funneling cold cash into her campaign.

Guy like Dimmerbulb would probably want to be the man behind the throne anyway. Like it or not, too many politicos in America are either gay or female and who could resist the urge to be hanging them left and right back in the Rose Garden. Word gets out (from the NEW Conservative media but of course) and the Jurassic Press would be torn in figuring out what to do. Print the truth and draw in those advertising bucks or keep on kneeling before those who despise America.

Stop The Presses...50 BMG Muzzleloader Found On St. Johns Campus

(CBS) NEW YORK "CBS 2 HD has learned police have apprehended a man who was reportedly walking around St. John's University campus in Queens armed with a .50 caliber rifle, and apparently wearing a Halloween mask and a black hoodie

The Jamaica Estates campus was apparently locked down and students told to stay in their dorms as police searched for the suspect, who was arrested around 3 p.m. All classes on the campus have been canceled.

Police say the man, identified as 22-year-old Omesh Hiraman, a Guyanese student, was carrying a .50 caliber black powder Wolf muzzle loader rifle inside a bag. Public Safety officers quickly disarmed the suspect and have turned him over to the NYPD."

.50 Caliber Rifle

The suspect was said to be carrying a .50 caliber black powder Wolf rifle, similar to the one shown above.


Damn. I hadn't a clue they made a blackpowder version.

Thanks to The War on Guns.


"The rifle was charged with gun powder, but police were still trying to determine if it was loaded with a live round, (police spokesman) Browne said."

Yes. A police spokesman not understanding that a black powder weapon cannot contain a "live" round, as it is cartridgeless. Since it DID have a charge of powder, one must look for the projectile and percussion cap to determine the probability of it discharging.

Why do we have to constantly teach these "experts" every little thing?


"I saw the guy and I said, 'What a freak! Who is wearing a mask when it's 90 degrees out?'" Lu said. "I saw he was carrying a bag on his shoulder. I realize now that was a gun. If I ever see a guy with a mask on again, I'm gonna tackle him and ask questions later."

The suspect was identified as freshman Omesh Hiraman, 22, a graduate of Manhattan's elite Stuyvesant High School but a dropout from Cornell University.

Police sources said he had psychiatric problems, stopped taking his medicine, suffered a "physical and mental breakdown" and became obsessed with getting a gun."

He was carrying a rifle.

"This is my rifle, this is my gun, one is for shooting, one is for fun..."

Speaking of fun, the NY Daily Snooze believes a single shot black powder rifle to be...prepare yourself now...


Yes. At the Alamo.

Elton John Confirms Ownership of Nude Girls Gallery Photo Seized by Police

LONDON — "Elton John said Wednesday that he owns a photo of two naked girls taken by award-winning photographer Nan Goldin that was seized by police at a British gallery over concerns it amounted to child pornography.

John confirmed ownership of "Klara and Edda Belly-Dancing" in a statement on his Web site. He said it is among 149 images comprising Goldin's "Thanksgiving" installation.

Northumbria police said the photo was taken from the BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, northeastern England. They confirmed Tuesday that an image had been taken from an exhibit "to assess whether or not an offense had been committed."

Both Goldin and the gallery have declined to comment. The gallery alerted police to Goldin's photo on the eve of an exhibition featuring her work that opened Friday.

"The photograph exists as part of the installation as a whole and has been widely published and exhibited throughout the world," the 60-year-old rocker said."

So, and you'll pardon the pun, let me get this straight. A rich gay guy isn't happy with simply being gay, and wants to be a kiddie porner as well.

Sounds about right.

New York Restaurant Owner 'Shocked' Over Ex-President Clinton's Demands to Remove Chelsea Photo

NEW YORK — "The owner of a New York City restaurant is “heartbroken” over a letter he received from former President Bill Clinton's lawyer asking that a photograph of daughter Chelsea be removed from his eatery — or face legal action.

The photo, taken of the former first daughter with Osso Buco owner Nino Selimaj, has been on display in the window of the Greenwich Village haunt for about five years, the restaurateur said. It was snapped when Chelsea, now 27, was having dinner there with a group of about 30 friends.

But Selimaj said he was shocked when he received a letter from Clinton’s lawyer Douglas J. Band on Sept. 18 threatening legal action if the photograph of “private citizen” Chelsea was not taken down. The photograph is still on display near the front entrance of the restaurant — only now, the letter is posted alongside it.

“We ask that you immediately remove that picture and any and all pictures displaying Ms. Clinton,” the letter warns. “We reserve the right to exercise any and all options available to us if you refuse to comply.”

Selimaj said he won’t take the picture down unless he’s “forced,” and he’d like to try to resolve the matter with the former president first. The Italian restaurant owner’s office was in the process of drafting a reply Wednesday that he hoped would be sent off by day’s end."

But, but WHY? You ask. Why would BJ and the Hag have their panties in a twist over a rather nice picture of their daughter?

Elementary my dear Watsons.

NOBODY, but NOBODY uses a Clinton likeness to draw a crowd unless they've first PAID for it.

And to show my utter disdain for such goings on, I've blown up said picture and will be posting it at ranges in the area, and on the door to the Hogtown Irregulars Clubhouse its very self.

Quick Hit

So Congress denounces Iranian President Ahmadimeadozen, and guess who was one of the nay votes...

Presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Yes, we like to guarantee everyone the right to speak.

There is NO guarantee to provide a forum for every nutjob that despises America.

If Paul is unaware of the difference then he's dumber than I imagined.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

We Get Letters

"Have you ever used a handgun to shoot a bear to hunt one like that...are they as good as some rifles?

Twice in my life I've had to defend against a mean attacking black bear. The first one, a runt of only 300 lbs or so went down with 5 shots of .45 acp and 2 more to make sure. The second ate a cylinder full of the old .44 magnum Pin-Grabbers before he stopped kicking, but this was a brute weighing in at close to 600 lbs. Don't ask why a long gun wasn't used but suffice to say they were around but not close enough to risk a run for. If you are expecting a set-to with a large black, a Ruger Redhawk will allow you to load the most powerful .44 magnum rounds in existence, 320-330 grain hardcasts that will penetrate the skull if necessary and anything that will crack a bears brainhousing group will usually do the trick when pointed at the boiler room.

For the obvious reasons, hunting a bear is a lot different than defending against one. Taking that well aimed, perfect shot, versus running and screaming like a little girl while cranking out round after round is what I'm talking about. I'd never pick a sidearm over a rifle for self defense but many, many hunters have downed the biggest Kodiaks ever with .44 magnums and above, with the newer .500's seeing a lot of action of late. A 30-06 is probably the least amount of rifle you want to have handy, stoked with the hardest rounds you can find. 45-70's have taken down many a big bruin even though up close and personal the .450 and .500 Smiths are more powerful, but since I'm talking rifle now I myself wouldn't feel comfortable going up against a ticked off Brown with anything smaller than a 375 H&H as a top of the foodchain guarantee.

Hard 3" slugs from a 12 gauge have and will prove quite effective. Forest Rangers do it all the time. But since you asked this as a personal question and I've never used a rifle OR shotgun to fend off a charging bear its conjecture, with erring on the MORE-GUN side whenever possible a sensible recommendation. Thats the difference asking questions here versus querying chairborne commandos who've read up a lot and shot up a little. If I've done it I'll relate how I done it. If not, I'll shrug and point to the ones that HAVE done it. I am not, nor will I ever be, an expert on killing large bears. No one who has not killed a lot of large bears is. I've seen blacks go down, I've put them down, but there are 1600 pound Alaskan bears out there and while I've always wanted to take one on, I haven't yet. If and when I do I'll get back to you, but it still wouldn't make me a pro.

Bottom line: Keep the handgun as a backup, or for that well-placed shot, preferably with a buddy next to you packing long heat. It is not possible to over-emphasize the difference between hunting one, and fighting one for your very life.

Julie Evolves...Fred Calls Him On It...McCain Remembers He's An American

Giuliani v. Bloomberg

New York Sun Editorial
September 24, 2007

"Mayor Giuliani's speech to the National Rifle Association is a reminder of one of the great things about democracy — the education it provides not only to voters but also to candidates. When Mr. Giuliani was serving as mayor he was inclined toward a crabbed, provincial view of the Second Amendment, which says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed and which has been called the palladium of our liberties. He derided the National Rifle Association, the civil rights organization that focuses on the Second Amendment, and he launched a lawsuit against gun makers.

Now that Mr. Giuliani has been campaigning to transform himself from mayor of a northeastern metropolis to president of
America, he's been getting something of an education on the issue. At the NRA in Washington, it was clear that a more mature Giuliani has emerged. His endorsement of the Tiahrt Amendment, which protects the privacy of certain data on gun sales but which is opposed by Mayor Bloomberg, sets up, as our Russell Berman reports on page one, a potential confrontation with his successor in city hall as the 2008 race unfolds.

Mr. Giuliani attributed his past errors to the intensity of his fight against crime in New York City. By our lights, the great victory that Mr. Giuliani achieved against crime covers a lot of sins. But we are by no means convinced that the war on crime would have been hurt by allowing law-abiding citizens to exercise the right to keep and bear arms that is guaranteed to them in the Bill of Rights. To establish, as New York has, a gun control regime that guarantees to every criminal the near certainty that the plump-looking target walking down the street will be without a gun has always struck us, as it did the Founders of America, as folly. In Washington on Friday, Mr. Giuliani called for a "renewed emphasis on the Second Amendment," but seemed to suggest, if only by implication, that the Second Amendment applied only in some regions, a point Senator Thompson called him on.

Mr. Giuliani hung back from focusing on the cutting edge of the debate — whether the right to keep and bear belongs to state militias or to individuals. He suggested focusing on the people he views as models for the Supreme Court. He cited, according to the report in the New York Times, Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia and Alito. All eyes are on the Supreme Court as the District of Columbia appeals to the high court a ruling that the right to keep and bear is precisely an individual right. The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to grant certiorari.

The best stand on the Second Amendment taken by a candidate speaking to the NRA on Friday was by Senator McCain, who debunked what he called the "hunting myth." Said he: "If you show your bona fides by hunting ducks or varmints or quail, it makes up for support for gun control. This myth overlooks a fundamental truth: the Second Amendment is not about hunting, it is about freedom."

A spade's a spade, so good on ya, John. Julie will appeal to the fence-sitters who believe that "sensible" gun control is, after all, a good thing, so it's up to us to pitch in whenever we can and stand firmly behind the words of Senator McCain. No, I won't vote for him, too many photo-hugs with the likes of Ted (Dick-Em & Dunk-Em) Kennedy for me to disremember, but he might very well make someone a good VP.

Listening, Fred?