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Friday, August 01, 2003

The Camera Never Lies
by Lee

Now this kid has got some set of balls on him.

A quick-thinking 15-year-old boy used his Sprint cell phone camera to take pictures of a man who allegedly tried to lure him into his car, leading to the man’s arrest, police said.

The boy, who escaped from his alleged captor after a struggle, gave pictures of the man and his car license plate to police in Clifton after the incident Tuesday. Armed with that evidence, police arrested William MacDonald, 59, of Passaic, on Wednesday.

Det. Capt. Robert Rowan of the Clifton Police Department said as the boy was walking home Tuesday evening, MacDonald approached him in a white car and asked him to get in. The boy refused, Rowan said.

“Then the motorist made sexually explicit remarks,” Rowan said. “The juvenile refused to get in and kept on walking. Then the juvenile took a picture of the man and the car’s license plate.”

One smart kid with a camera phone means one child-raping scumbag off the streets.  This kid deserves a medal.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 10:00 PM in Decline of Western Civilization  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Hill Plays Politics
by Lee

Hillary “I have no plans to run for president” Clinton was running her mouth again, setting herself up for election season.

Sen. Hillary Clinton said Friday that Supreme Court victories this year for gay couples, minorities and women do not erase the distrust created by other “legally dubious” rulings, including the Bush v. Gore presidential election case.

TRANSLATION:  Even though the court has largely agreed with every left-wing argument given before it, Democrats need the myth of the “conservative” Supreme Court as an item at election time, so let’s make sure that we remind the public of every decision that didn’t go our way.

She said this is “the same court that gave us Bush v. Gore, which made a mockery of one of our most cherished constitutional rights, the right to vote,” a reference to the 2000 ruling that ended Democrat Al Gore’s chances of winning the White House. 

You mean when Al Gore tried to steal the presidency by using the left-wing Florida Supreme Court?

“In addition to installing an American president, the current Supreme Court has invalidated federal laws at the most astounding rate in our nation’s history,” she said then. 

Perhaps if Congress wouldn’t pass unconstitutional laws that wouldn’t have to happen.

Oh how I despise Hillary Clinton.  That woman is pure evil.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 09:20 PM in Election 2004  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

A Question
by Lee

Are any of you able to get to this page by typing http://www.right-thinking.com,, or are you still using the IP?  If you used the IP, try the regular URL and let me know if it worked.

Also, is the site loading in properly?  Is it slow?  Does it hang anywhere?

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 08:54 PM in Etcetera  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Supporting Davis
by Lee

Gray Davis’ supporters are making their support conditional.

Gray Davis, governor of California, has been warned that he will lose the support of prominent Democrats if he resorts to his familiar “trashy” style and “puke politics” in the recall election campaign.

The reprimand, a further sign that solidarity within his own party may be disintegrating, came from Bill Lockyer, the state attorney-general, who recently joined other Democrats in a promise not to stand as candidates.

Playing dirty is the only way that Davis can win.  He’s the world heavyweight champion of election-year sleaze.  He spent $10 million to make sure that Riordan didn’t win the GOP nomination.  Without the support of his fellow Democrats he’ll have to run on his own positives.  The problem is that he doesn’t have any.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 03:13 PM in Cullyforneah  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

The Shifting Sands
by Lee

It’s not WMD, but inspectors are turning up all kinds of crap beneath the Iraqi desert.

US teams hunting for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq have found dozens of fighter jets buried under the desert.

One Pentagon official said several Cold War-era MiG-25s interceptors and Su-25 ground attack jets were buried in sand at al-Taqqadum air field, west of Baghdad.

He said minimal effort had been taken to protect the aircraft from the sand, and that it was not clear if they would ever be able to fly again.

I’m at a total loss to explain why burying planes in the sand in this manner would ever be a prudent thing to do.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 10:10 AM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Global Hysteria
by Lee

Check out this op-ed on global warming in the Boston Globe.  It’s astonishing that there are people who actually think this way and get paid to write about it.

It’s real simple, folks.  Global warming is not a hoax, it is happening, and humans are contributing to it.  What science has not proven is that this is a bad thing, that there are catastrophic consequences to not doing something immediately, and that Kyoto will actually have the desired effect.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 10:01 AM in Life & Culture  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Do The Hustle
by Lee

California has a new candidate for governor.

Porn king Larry Flynt wants to rule California.

The Hustler magazine publisher has filed initial paperwork to run in the gubernatorial recall election and says he may spend a large amount of his own money if people take his candidacy seriously.

The registered Democrat, civil libertarian and free speech advocate said he’d solve California’s budget woes by expanding slot machine gambling. His holdings include several casinos.

“California is the most progressive state in the union,” said Flynt, 61. “I don’t think anyone here will have a problem with a smut peddler as governor.”

The sad thing is, he’s probably right.  Larry Flynt is the natural culmination of progressive thought.  He’s the governor California deserves.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 09:34 AM in Cullyforneah  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

British Government at Work
by Lee

They can’t protect you from criminals, but they can crack down on this threat to the existence of mankind.

A gadget that lets you send songs from Apple’s iPod music player to an FM radio has fallen foul of UK laws.

A N Micro, the UK distributor of the iTrip, said use of the device was prohibited under the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1949.

The act forbids the use of radio equipment without a license or an exemption.

The iTrip transmits at very low power on an FM frequency and so in theory could interfere with broadcasts from a radio station.

(Gasp!) The 5’ broadcasting range of the iTrip is going to be the downfall of the British Empire!  This problem requires massive policing to ensure that it is not foisted on an unsuspecting public!

I wonder how the government would react if a private citizen used force to defend themselves against an iPod being used as a pirate radio station?  The legal ramifications might make a few powdered wigs pop off.  “Well, m’lud, the defendant was obviously justified in his use of deadly force to prevent his radio picking up a pirate transmission of Limp Bizkit’s latest CD.”

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 01:13 AM in Europe and the UK  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Know When to Fold ‘Em
by Lee

Poindexter is out.

The official who oversaw a plan for the Pentagon to run a terrorist futures-trading market is resigning under pressure, a senior Defense Department official said today.

John M. Poindexter, a retired rear admiral who was President Ronald Reagan’s national security adviser, is stepping down “within a few weeks,” the defense official said, after the disclosure of a proposal that outraged lawmakers and embarrassed senior Pentagon officials. The plan was to create an online trading parlor that would have rewarded investors who forecast terrorist attacks, assassinations and coups.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld did not personally fire Admiral Poindexter, but the defense official said that Mr. Rumsfeld agreed that the admiral had become too much of a political lightning rod and that it was time for him to go.

“It’s fair to say that the secretary understood what Admiral Poindexter understands, which is that it’s difficult for any work that he might be associated with to receive a dispassionate hearing,” said the official, who spoke to reporters at the Pentagon today on the condition of not being named.

Of all the things that Poindexter has said and done, I can’t believe that it was the futures market idea that got him fired.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 12:49 AM in Politics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

How Do You Spell Defeat?
by Lee

Can you say screwed?

Dramatic erosion in support among white men has left the Democrats in a highly vulnerable position and unless the party strongly repositions itself, President Bush will be virtually impossible to beat in 2004, according to a new poll commissioned for the centrist Democratic Leadership Council (DLC).

The gloomy prognosis came despite evidence in the poll and in the assessments of Democratic elected officials attending the DLC’s “national conversation” here that the economy alone makes Bush vulnerable for reelection. But Mark J. Penn, who conducted the poll, said that the party’s image has regressed since former president Bill Clinton left office and that those weaknesses put Democrats in a weakened position. [Emphasis added]

The economy, WMD, and the legacy of Bill Clinton.  As George S. Patton once said, “I almost feel sorry for the bastards.  I really do.”

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 12:25 AM in Election 2004  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

French Diplomacy
by Lee

Remember what Chirac said the other day in Tahiti?  “Without Polynesia, France would not be the great power that it is, capable of expressing in the concert of nations an autonomous, independent and respected position.” Well, I guess this is what he was talking about.

French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin has apologised to Brazil over a secret mission to the Amazon to rescue a high-profile hostage that sparked a diplomatic dispute.

The French Government has admitted that it sent a military plane to northern Brazil early this month, anticipating that kidnapped French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt would be freed by rebels. 

A Hercules C-130 transporter landed in Manaus, the closest large Brazilian city to the Colombian border, but Brazil ordered it out, saying France had given no warning over the mission’s nature.

The French mission has caused tensions with Brazil and with Colombia, over the extent to which the Latin American countries were informed about it.

I guess that is what he was talking about when he spoke of France’s autonomous, independent and respected position.  Chirac est un ver.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 12:10 AM in Europe and the UK  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

by Lee

I just found a full-sugar can of Pepsi in my 12-pack of Diet Mountain Dew.

Posted by Lee on 08/01/03 at 12:03 AM in Deep Thoughts  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Thursday, July 31, 2003

The Hot Zone
by Lee

Another attack on our fighting forces.  It’s a quagmire!

Posted by Lee on 07/31/03 at 11:15 PM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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