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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Final Pics
by Lee

I have a couple of final Muslim cartoons to post today.  If you haven’t done one yet and want to, this is your last chance.  The last post is going up later this afternoon.

Posted by Lee on 02/02/06 at 09:28 AM in Etcetera  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

What A Pill
by Lee

Once again, the radical lefties impose their will on everyone else through the awesome force of law.

Three Massachusetts women backed by pro-abortion rights groups sued Wal-Mart on Wednesday, saying the retail giant violated state law by failing to stock emergency contraception pills in its pharmacies.

The suit filed in Suffolk Superior Court seeks a court order compelling the company to stock the so-called “morning after pill,” in its 48 Massachusetts pharmacies.

“Wal-Mart apparently thinks it is above the law,” said Sam Perkins, a lawyer for the three plaintiffs.

A new state law that took effect late last year following heated debate among lawmakers requires all hospitals to provide the morning-after pill to rape victims. It also allows pharmacists to dispense the pill without a prescription, but does not require it.

The lawsuit, backed by abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts and Jane Doe Inc., argues Wal-Mart is violating a state policy that requires pharmacies to provide all “commonly prescribed medicines.” They are suing to force compliance with the regulation through the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act.

“Massachusetts pharmacies are required to stock all medications that are commonly prescribed to meet the usual needs of the community,” Perkins said.

Dan Fogleman, a spokesman for Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart, said the company “chooses not to carry many products for business reasons,” but he declined to elaborate.

However, in a letter to Perkins regarding the lawsuit, Wal-Mart attorney John W. Delaney wrote that Wal-Mart has “long had the corporate policy of declining to make available EC (emergency contraception) medication, based on, among other things, a view that EC medication is not ‘commonly prescribed’ and within the ‘usual needs of the community."’

Wal-Mart is a conservative company, they always have been.  When they refused to sell music with profane lyrics, record labels began releasing edited versions of their products.  This wasn’t some gross violation of free speech rights, it was Wal-Mart, as a private entity, simply choosing not to sell a particular product.  The morning after pill is exactly the same deal.  If they, as a company, choose not to sell a particular pill for business or moral or any other reason, then they should be permitted to do so without the radical feminist harpies descending upon them with their manicured claws prepared for battle.

Posted by Lee on 02/02/06 at 09:24 AM in Abortion  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Dikk Likk Blikk Flikk
by Lee

Does anyone here speak Finnish?  If so, can you tell me what this says.

Posted by Lee on 02/02/06 at 01:55 AM in Etcetera  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

iSue
by Lee

With the iPod, Apple revolutionized the music business.  It wasn’t just that it was a portable digital music player, those had existed before.  It was the entire concept; the styling, the size, the form, the sheer coolness of it.  It really struck a nerve with the public, and it’s been a goldmine for Apple.  Which, of course means that some degenerate scumbag and his bloodsucking subhuman lawyer want a piece of the action.

A Louisiana man claims in a lawsuit that Apple’s iPod music player can cause hearing loss in people who use it.

Apple has sold more than 42 million of the devices since they went on sale in 2001, including 14 million in the fourth quarter last year. The devices can produce sounds of more than 115 decibels, a volume that can damage the hearing of a person exposed to the sound for more than 28 seconds per day, according to the complaint.

The iPod players are “inherently defective in design and are not sufficiently adorned with adequate warnings regarding the likelihood of hearing loss,” according to the complaint, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., on behalf of John Kiel Patterson of Louisiana.

The suit, which Patterson wants certified as a class-action, seeks compensation for unspecified damages and upgrades that will make iPods safer. Patterson’s suit said he bought an iPod last year, but does not specify whether he suffered hearing loss from the device.

Patterson does not know if the device has damaged his hearing, said his attorney, Steve W. Berman, of Seattle. But that’s beside the point of the lawsuit, which takes issue with the potential the iPod has to cause irreparable hearing loss, Berman said.

“He’s bought a product which is not safe to use as currently sold on the market,” Berman said. “He’s paying for a product that’s defective, and the law is pretty clear that if someone sold you a defective product they have a duty to repair it.”

Christ I hate the fucking law sometimes.

Posted by Lee on 02/01/06 at 11:36 PM in Decline of Western Civilization  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Frothing Moonbat Rantings
by Lee

If you were curious about what the batshit crazy barking moonbats thought of last night’s SOTU speech, you can’t do better than this moron.

Screw you George W. Bush for pretending to be an American while your Gestapo hauled off an American citizen for wearing a tee-shirt and exercising her Constitutional rights. And Screw you George W. Bush for not mentioning any of the real threats to the lives of Americans such as your administration’s involvement in the events of 9/11, your environmental policies that are accelerating global warming, your health care policies that ensure fewer Americans have access to health care, and your economic policies that ensure Americans that they will have to work much harder for their entire lives in order to stay fed and housed.

Screw you Republicans in Congress who continue to drive policies that are founded on principles of greed, bigotry and deception.

Screw you Democrats in Congress for ignoring the evidence surrounding 9/11 and for not collectively walking out of the State of the Union address after Cindy Sheehan was ejected for wearing a shirt with words on it.

Screw you corporate news media for remaining in your 5 year long coma as you continue to hide the news events that depict the Nazification of America. Screw you for not exposing the no-free-speech America that has become the bubble of fantasy in which George W. Bush lives while the rest of us are herded into small free-speech zones where our Constitutional rights still exist. Screw you American news media for every breath you take and for every day that you remain alive.

Screw you police and law enforcement officers who enforce the fascist Nazi tactics of the Bush administration. Screw you for arresting people for wearing shirts, speaking their mind and standing up for the Constitution. Screw you for protecting the very people in the Bush administration who murdered your brothers and sisters on 9/11.

Do you know how much I would have loved, loved to see the Democrats walk out of the SOTU over Cindy Sheehan?  Oh Christ, that would have been priceless.  It would have secured a Republican government for the next 20 years.

A note to the Democrats:  Please, please listen to this guy.  I beg of you.  Become exactly the party that he wants you to be.  Do it for America.

Posted by Lee on 02/01/06 at 03:04 PM in Left Wing Idiocy  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

He Burned Them On the Tailpipe
by Lee

Actual UPI headline:

Polish engineer tries to kill himself

You can’t make this shit up, folks.

Posted by Lee on 02/01/06 at 02:03 PM in The Press Machine  • (2) TrackbacksPermalink

Bill’s Bills
by Lee

Success has its drawbacks.

The Internal Revenue Service apparently is having a difficult time keep tabs on Bill Gates, said the Microsoft founder during a conference in Portugal.

During an address in which Gates announced Microsoft will collaborate with the Portuguese government on a number of projects, he said the IRS needed a special computer just to track his tax returns, Diario de Noticias reported Wednesday in its online edition.

“The main problem,” Gates continued, “is that this computer runs on Windows.  We managed to get the IRS to buy a whole shitload of systems running our OS.  But God Almighty, if I’d have known they were going to use one of them to calculate my own personal taxes, I never would have agreed to it.  Hopefully they’ll learn their lesson, and next year they’ll use something stable and less error-prone, like Linux or one of those new Intel Macs from Apple.”

Posted by Lee on 02/01/06 at 01:53 PM in Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Christ-Punching TV Executives
by Lee

If there’s ever a sign of just how fucking clueless the entertainment industry in this country is, take a look at this.

Just days after canceling “The Book of Daniel,” NBC may have found another way to anger the Christian community.

The network said Britney Spears will play a conservative Christian on “Will & Grace.”

On the April 13 episode, the pop star is to portray a Christian sidekick to gay talk show host Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes).

When Jack’s fictional network, Out TV, is bought by a Christian TV network, Spears contributes a cooking segment called “Cruci-fixins.”

I mean, seriously.  You’ve got The Passion of the Christ, which made HALF A BILLION DOLLARS worldwide.  You’ve got Narnia, which is one of the highest-grossing films of the year.  Both of these show the sheer amount of profit to be made providing quality religious entertainment, whether overtly religious like Passion or Christianity-inspired like Narnia.  So what do the broadcast networks do?  They come up with a pill-popping priest who talks to a hippie Jesus, and now they get one of America’s greatest examples of societal decline to play a conservative Christian.

Morons.  Fucking warped, pig-ignorant morons.

Posted by Lee on 02/01/06 at 12:07 PM in Decline of Western Civilization  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Meet the Bums
by Lee

A website from Minneapolis has gone out an asked three questions of a number of bums begging for money.

1. What’s the best job you’ve had?

2. What’s the worst job you’ve had?

3. What’s the last job you had?

4. What’s your dream job?

As you read the answers, note how, generally speaking, everyone wants to have some ideal job, and everyone’s worst job was the type of job that only someone with no education or job skills could do.  In other words, these are people who are victims only of their own incompetence, stupidity, and total lack of desire to work hard and improve their own lives.  The perfect example is Alex Rasmussen.

Best job: “Bartender, Timberlodge Steak House in West St. Paul. And I was a gardener for Phillips Garden for six years. I’ve worked at the Red Sea, and Grandma’s Saloon. That smoking ban has made getting a bartender job impossible.”

Horseshit.  Absolutely horseshit.  Smoking has been banned in California bars for about eight years now, and the nightlife here in Los Angeles has never suffered a whit for it.  Just because you can’t smoke inside the bar doesn’t mean that people still don’t want to drink alcohol.

Worst job: “Fast food restaurant in Denver, in ‘93. It was called Happy Times or Good Times. Fry cook. It was just gross.”

Yes, but it was a paycheck, and it was honest work.

Last job: “Construction. I got laid off in September.”

And thus we see the consequences of having no education and no job skills.  I get laid off all the time, but I just go find another job.

Dream job: “Owning a bar would be nice. A club. I’d have punk rock and alternative shows and serve some vegetarian and vegan food.”

Note the high degree of specificity in his “dream” job.  If only he could put some of that creativity to good use and figure out a way to get his worthless beggar ass off the fucking street.

Posted by Lee on 02/01/06 at 09:14 AM in Decline of Western Civilization  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Dead Meat
by Lee

Man, this appears to be seriously fucked up.

A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy shot an Air Force security officer late Sunday night after the airman told the deputy that he was in the military and “on your side.” A videotape of the incident, which was shot on a residential Chino street about 10:30 p.m., was of poor quality, showing only a silhouette of the deputy and the face of the man who was shot — illuminated by the deputy’s flashlight.

But the tape appears to show the deputy opening fire as the man was trying to comply with the officer’s apparent order to stand up.

Senior Airman Elio Carrion, 21, had been riding as a passenger in a Corvette that was involved in a brief, high-speed chase with the deputy that reached speeds of 100 mph before the Corvette crashed into a fence, authorities said.

The videotape, shot by Chino resident Jose Luis Valdes, shows Carrion sprawled on the ground and repeatedly telling the deputy, “I’m on your side.”

The deputy then seems to shout, “Get up!” after which Carrion appears to lean forward. “I’m going to get up, all right?” he says.

The deputy then fires his gun three or four times from about five feet away. “Shut … up, you don’t get up …!” he shouts.

Moaning in pain, Carrion responds: “You told me to get up.”

The deputy then radioed in to dispatch that shots had been fired.

It is unclear from the grainy tape whether there was anything in Carrion’s movements that provoked the deputy to fire his weapon.

I tell you what, there had better be a good explanation, or this cop deserves a long stretch in prison.  You don’t go around fucking shooting people who are complying with your orders.

(And, as a side note, anyone else see the irony in the guy’s last name?)

Posted by Lee on 02/01/06 at 01:36 AM in Cullyforneah  • (3) TrackbacksPermalink

Cartoons for Allah II
by Lee

Here’s the latest crop of cartoons.  If you sent one in and you don’t see it here, it means that I didn’t receive it.  (As usual, these are not safe for work.)

Update: Here are links to Part 1 and Part III.

Posted by Lee on 02/01/06 at 12:25 AM in Fun and Humor  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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