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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

An Army of Bomb
by Lee

Meet the latest US Army disgrace, undoubtedly soon to be welcomed with open arms as a hero in Canada.

A U.S. Army infantryman whose unit was about to be sent to Iraq for a second time was taken into custody after making bomb threats aimed at disrupting the deployment, officials at Fort Campbell in Kentucky said on Wednesday.

Specialist Rodney Whitacre, 26, of Decatur, Illinois, was detained on Sunday while “he was on the phone making the alleged threats to an Army-wide counseling service,” the post said in a news release.

The threats, it said, were “in reference to his unit’s deployment to Iraq.” No other details were divulged.

No explosives were found during a search of his room and the aircraft being used in the deployment, the announcement said. The Third Infantry Division of which he was a member continued the move to Iraq.

Where the hell is George Patton when you need him?  This guy deserves a good ass-kicking.

Posted by Lee on 01/26/05 at 07:55 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Progress?
by Lee

See what the possibilties are when terrorists die?

Israeli and Palestinian officials met today for the first time in two weeks after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided Palestinians had taken sufficient steps to end attacks on Israelis.

Dov Weisglass, an adviser to Sharon, headed the Israeli side in talks with a group led by Palestinian Negotiations Minister Saeb Erekat, Sharon’s office said in an e-mailed statement.

``The contacts were resumed in wake of the positive developments in the Palestinian Authority and the effort to prevent terrorism,’’ Sharon’s office said. Erekat told reporters the talks were aimed at ``bringing the situation back to the way it was before Sept. 28, 2000,’’ when a violent confrontation in Jerusalem sparked four years of Israeli-Arab unrest.

Relations between the two sides have improved since the death of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in November and the Jan. 9 election of Mahmoud Abbas as his successor on a platform of ending more than four years of unrest and a return to negotiations.

One of two things is going to happen.  Either there is going to be some kind of negotiated peace settlement, or the Israelis are going to get sick of fucking around with the Palestinians and unleash a serious can of whoop-ass.  Now that Arafat is dead, I truly hope that it’s the former and not the latter.

Posted by Lee on 01/26/05 at 06:40 PM in The Religion of Peace™  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Hippocalypse
by Lee

Just one nuke… just one nuke

Tens of thousands of anti-globalization militants converged on the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre to counter the Davos summit of political, financial and business heavyweights being held this week in Switzerland.

A street protest staged under the motto “cultural diversity in the face of ultraliberal globalization” was to kick off the six-day World Social Forum, an eclectic gathering of pacifists, environmentalists, libertarians, trade unionists and anti-establishment militants.

At the end of the demonstration, participants were to observe a minute of silence for the more than 280,000 victims of the earthquakes and giant waves that devastated 11 South Asian countries on December 26.

Organizers said they expected more than 100,000 people to take part in the annual event, timed to coincide with its nemesis, the World Economic Forum held in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.

Anti-globalization activists denounce the January 26-30 Davos meeting as a celebration of the capitalism they oppose.

Why can’t there be a tsunami-like natural disaster that wipes out these worthless bastards?  100,000 dead hippies?  How great would that be!  Actualy, though, the only thing I can imagine that actually smells worst than a hippie is a dead, decomposing hippie.  Though, on the other hand, it probably doesn’t smell that much worse.

“And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”

Posted by Lee on 01/26/05 at 06:15 PM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

World Socialism
by Lee

Gee, why doesn’t this surprise me?

French President Jacques Chirac called for an “experimental” international tax to help fund the war against AIDS, suggesting it could be raised via a levy on airline tickets, some fuels or financial transactions.

In a speech via video link to political and business leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos, he said at least 10 billion dollars (7.7 billion euros) a year was needed—up from six billion annually now—to stem the spread of the disease.

Chirac, prevented from flying to the World Economic Forum here through poor weather, said that despite huge efforts so far, “we are failing in the face of this terrible pandemic.”

He suggested options including: a “contribution” on international financial transactions, a tax on aviation and maritime fuel, a tax on capital movements in or out of countries which practised banking secrecy, or a “small levy” such as a dollar on the three billion airline tickets sold every year.

Perhaps we can get the same people at the UN who oversaw the oil-for-food program to handle the funds collected by this wonderful new tax.

Posted by Lee on 01/26/05 at 03:17 PM in Europe and the UK  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Racist Voting
by Lee

Once again the Democrats do all they can to promote and protect voter fraud.

Arizona has become the first state to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote, a measure that supporters say is intended to prevent voter fraud.

The law went into effect Tuesday after being approved by voters in November. It requires that people provide proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, when registering to vote and show specified forms of identification when casting a ballot at a polling place.

A civil-rights group and Democratic legislators recently had urged the Department of Justice to reject the law. They argued the changes will erect barriers that will hinder minorities’ participation in elections and hamper grassroots voter registration drives.

That’s right, my friends.  Setting up a system whereby you have too prove that you are legally allowed to vote will prevent minorities from voting. 

This is why illegals canot be given driver’s licenses.  It makes it too easy to commit voter fraud, and the Democratic objections to this plan make their motives as plain as day.

Posted by Lee on 01/26/05 at 02:11 PM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

She’s In
by Lee

Take note, black America.

he U.S. Senate confirmed President George W. Bush’s choice of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state after Democrats used the nomination to condemn Bush’s pursuit of the war in Iraq.

The Senate voted 85-13 in favor of Rice after more than 10 hours of debate over two days, allowing her to succeed Colin Powell. The dissenting votes came from 12 Democrats and independent James Jeffords of Vermont.

Rice, 50, becomes the first black woman to hold the office of U.S. secretary of state. Powell was the first African-American to hold the job. Madeleine Albright, who served right before him under Democratic President Bill Clinton, was the first woman.

``It’s a proud moment for this Senate and indeed for the American people,’’ said Senate Republican leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. ``I’m disappointed that Dr. Rice’s nomination was caught in the maw of partisan politics,’’ Frist said. ``Dr. Rice’s obvious qualifications were never, ever in doubt.’’

Rice is due to arrive tomorrow at the State Department for her first full day on the job. Among her most immediate priorities is finishing the task of choosing replacements for top department officials who are leaving along with Powell.  [Emphasis added]

If I was black, this is something I would notice.  The GOP keeps nominating blacks to important positions, and the Democrats keep voting against them.  It’s not a coincidence that the Democrats are also the party that needs t have poor, uneducated minorities in order to maintain their power base.

I have no doubt, however, that Black America will keep mindlessly voting for their Slave Massas in the Democratic Party.

Posted by Lee on 01/26/05 at 01:18 PM in Politics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Opinions on Wheels
by Lee

Contrary to what some of you might think, this is not my truck.

Mine is black.

Posted by Lee on 01/26/05 at 12:35 PM in Decline of Western Civilization  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

The Truth About Blacks and Dollars
by Lee

Finally Bush is making the case he should be making, that Social Security is an abomination which rewards white families off the backs of black families.

Race became a significant factor in the debate over Social Security on Tuesday when President Bush told black leaders that the government retirement program shortchanged blacks, whose relatively shorter life span meant they paid more in payroll taxes than they eventually received in benefits.

Bush’s comments came during a private White House meeting with 22 black religious and business leaders who backed his re-election last year - marking a new line of argument in the president’s attempts to win support for adding worker-owned investment accounts to Social Security.

The conversation demonstrated the White House’s determination to build on outreach efforts to blacks that proved effective in battleground states last year, adding Social Security to a list of moral issues - such as opposition to same-sex marriage and support for faith-based social programs - that Republicans see as providing common ground with black conservatives.

White House officials did not release a transcript of the hourlong meeting, but several participants said Bush was adamant that his Social Security plan had special appeal to blacks - and that he intended to make that point in public.

“He brought to our attention that African-Americans in particular need to understand how Social Security in its present condition affects the African-American community,” said Michelle D. Bernard, senior vice president of the conservative Independent Women’s Forum, a Washington policy group.

Social Security, as it exists today, is one of the most racist programs the government has ever devised, and it’s time that black America was made aware of this fact.

Posted by Lee on 01/26/05 at 12:09 PM in Politics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Stock Car
by Lee

Not only is Rizzo knocked up, but she’s also a drunken menace.

Emmy-winning actress Stockard Channing (news) was arrested for investigation of drunken driving after she tried to drive around a roadblock on the Hollywood Freeway, authorities said Tuesday.

Channing, 60, who won an Emmy for her role as first lady on NBC’s “The West Wing,” was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers on Dec. 14. She was jailed nearly three hours before being released without bail, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Officer Alex Delgadillo, a CHP spokesman, said the freeway’s northbound lanes had been shut down that night so a tow truck could remove a disabled tractor-trailer.

Officers then saw Channing’s car passing traffic on the right shoulder of the freeway, Delgadillo said.

Officers who pulled the car over smelled alcohol and administered a field sobriety test. Delgadillo said Channing’s blood-alcohol levels were 0.12 and 0.13. The legal limit in California is 0.08.

I blame John Ashkkkroft.

Posted by Lee on 01/25/05 at 10:45 PM in Celebrity Idiots  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Healthy Choices
by Lee

San Francisco cares about your health.

San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban smoking in all parks, public squares and other outdoor spaces that the city owns, joining a handful of other California municipalities that have gotten even tougher on tobacco users.

In an 8-3 vote, the Board of Supervisors agreed that the health and environmental risks associated with discarded cigarette butts and second-hand smoke merited extending existing indoor bans to outdoor spaces.

“Like most young parents out there, I’ve had the wonderful experience of sitting with my children on the lawn and seeing them pick up a cigarette butt and popping it in their mouth,” said Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, the measure’s sponsor.

People caught smoking in any of the places where the new law applies can be fined up to $100 on first offense, $200 for a second violation and $500 for each additional violation.

Of course , smoking pole in a city park is still completely legal, not to mention encouraged, as are hordes of homeless vermin spraying their piss and shit on every available horizontal surface.

Posted by Lee on 01/25/05 at 08:33 PM in Cullyforneah  • (2) TrackbacksPermalink

Spike’s Legacy
by Lee

In 1992 the clothing company Benetton did one of its most controversial ad campaigns.  Part of the campaign was an social commentary essay by paranoid left-wing filmmaker Spike Lee, which said in part, “All of a sudden, a disease appears out of nowhere that nobody has a cure for, and it’s specifically targeted at gays and minorities (i.e. Hispanics and blacks). The mystery disease, yeah, about as mysterious as genocide. I’m convinced AIDS is a government-engineered disease.” Well, 13 years later, that same delusional fantasy is alive and kicking.

Bolstering years of reports that many black Americans believe AIDS is a plot against them, the most extensive survey of its kind suggests that the men most likely to believe such a conspiracy theory are the least likely to use condoms. [Emphasis added]

The new research doesn’t shed light on which came first—reluctance to use condoms or a belief in secret plots. But it definitely points to a major challenge in the world of AIDS prevention, said study co-author Sheryl Thorburn, an associate professor of public health at Oregon State University.

“These beliefs are very real for some people,” she said. “We need to address them and take them seriously.”

While blacks make up about 12 percent of the American population, they accounted for more than half of the HIV and AIDS cases reported to the federal government in 2002, the researchers said. Health officials warn that black women are facing a rising threat of infection, in part because of black men who keep their sexual affairs with other men secret from their wives and girlfriends.

In the new study, which appears in the Feb. 1 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, researchers from Rand Corp. and Oregon State University conducted a telephone survey of 500 black Americans aged 15 to 44. The survey took place from 2002-2003.

About 59 percent of those surveyed said that “a lot of information about AIDS is being held back from the public,” and 53 percent thought “there is a cure for AIDS, but it is being withheld from the poor.”

In response to other questions, 27 percent said they thought “AIDS was produced in a government laboratory.” About 16 percent agreed with a statement that AIDS was created by the government to control the black population, and about 15 percent thought the disease is a form of genocide against black Americans.

So, the guys with the least degree of personal responsibility are also the same guys most likely to believe that the world is conspiring against them.  This, my friends, is the inevitable result of the Great Society and the welfare system, which have spent the last 60 years convinging black Americans that nothing is their fault, “the man” is conspiring against them, nothing they do will ever succeed, and so on.  So, if you run around sticking your dick into every available hole you can find and then end up with AIDS, it’s far easier to blame it on a genocidal plot by whitey than it is to simply accept responsibility for your own personal failure.

Posted by Lee on 01/25/05 at 12:13 PM in Decline of Western Civilization  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Oscar the Grouch
by Lee

I have never been more happy to be wrong in my entire life.

Michael Moore’s gamble to hold his hit film “Fahrenheit 9/11” out of the documentary category - to boost its best-picture prospects - backfired. The movie was shut out across the board.

Moore won the documentary prize two years ago for “Bowling for Columbine.”

I blame George W. Bush.

Posted by Lee on 01/25/05 at 09:51 AM in Michael Mooron  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Whine and Cheese
by Lee

They have a cradle-to-grave socialist welfare system, a health care system that lets tens of thousands of elderly drop dead when the temperature goes up a few degrees, and a military that surrenders at the drop fo a hat.  Yet, for some reason, our French friends are depressed.

IT IS official: the French are a nation of depressed pessimists, wracked with self-doubt and unable to see a positive future.

This gloomy portrait of the current state of Gallic morale - or rather the lack of it - was made public yesterday in a damning report by France’s prefects, the country’s top administrators.

“The French no longer believe in anything,” the report said. “That is the reason that the situation is relatively calm, for they believe that it is not even worthwhile expressing their opinions or trying to be heard any more.”

The country’s 100 prefects went on to use the words “lifelessness”, “resignation”, “anxiety” and “pessimism” to describe the attitudes they believe prevail in France today. ...

Politicians agree that the French are particularly upset about the drop in their purchasing power, which has led to strong group pessimism even if individual confidence is quite high.

I wouldn’t worry too much if I was them.  In 30 years or so, when France has become a majority Muslim country, and the Islamists begin to use the French democratic system to accomplish what their predecessors 1,000 years ago could not, France is going to have a distinct national identity.  it might not be one they like, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers.

It’s a good thing that hairy women and body odor aren’t considered offensive to Allah.  And I don’t think it will be too much of an inconvence for the frogs to get used to wiping their asses with their hands.

Posted by Lee on 01/25/05 at 01:08 AM in Europe and the UK  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Summit of Lunacy
by Lee

Check out the latest asinine environmentalist hysteria that will be taken as gospel truth and ultimately blamed on the eeeeevil George W. Bush.

CHINESE scientists plan to remeasure Mt Everest amid fears the highest mountain in the world is shrinking due to global warming.

Everest, which straddles the border of Nepal and Chinese-controlled Tibet, is believed to have shrunk by as much as 1.3 metres due to the melting of glaciers, state TV reported today.

The official height of the world’s highest mountain is 8848m.

Chinese state media reported last year that a staggering 7 per cent of the country’s glaciers were vanishing annually under the sweltering sun, including those covering Everest.

Leading glacier expert Yan Tandong said as many as 64 per cent of China’s glaciers may be gone by 2050 if current trends continue. [Emphasis added]

I think the words highlighted above show just how much scientific veracity these idiotic claims have.  If someone came to you in 1998 and said that an investment of $1,000 in Pets.com stock may yield as much as $10,000 profit in one year, if current trends continued, you might have sunk some dough into it.  Of course, Pets.com was an asinine idea, and one of the most spectacular dot-com failures, showing just how much faith you can put in this type of hysterical speculation.  Besides, even if the loss is as bad as they claim it might be, this is 1.4692585895117540687160940325497% of the total height.  If I told you that next year you were going to lost your job, but you would get a similar job making 98.53% of your current salary, would you fly into a panic?  Of course not.  And couldn’t there possibly be a natural cause to this miniscule loss of height, assuming it is even correct?

At any rate, the Indian plate will keep charging northward into Asia, and the Himalays will continue raising upward toward the sky, no matter how much George W. Bush does to try and destroy the world.

Update: Reader Kevin M points out that I screwed the math up.  The actual loss is not 1.46%, it’s 0.00014692585895117540687160940325497%, not even two ten thousandths of a percent.  Hey, I was tired.

Posted by Lee on 01/25/05 at 01:02 AM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, January 24, 2005

Is This Dissent?
by Lee

Not satisfied with slashing tires to prevent people voting, the peace-and-love hippie crowd vandalizes tthe newspapers of old women.

A Southside woman is shocked after discovering attacks on President Bush left openly on her front driveway.

On three separate occasions, Jacksonville resident Claudette Selvig awoke and gathered her morning newspaper to find images of President Bush with “Nazi comments” written over them.

Selvig found Hitler references, a small mustache scribbled on the President’s face, and political artwork, all of which she finds offensive.

“I think its wrong, and really whoever did this ought to be ashamed of themselves,” says Selvig.

Selvig remembers Hitler’s reign of terror during World War Two, and finds it shocking that someone would compare him to President Bush.

See, this is the problem.  The type of disaffected, self-loathing left-wing dick who would do something like this is undoubtedly the byproduct of a comfortable upper middle class family, has probably not seen much of the world, gets most of his political beliefs from Chomsky and Michael Moore, and has no comprehension of what someone like Hitler was actually like.  Without actually seeing the type of depravity and evil that goes on in so much of the rest of the world they have no problem comparing Bush to Hitler, and see nothing wrong with terrorizing an old lady in the process.

Posted by Lee on 01/24/05 at 06:13 PM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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