Right Thinking From The Left Coast
The Government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them. - Mark Twain

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Solving Britney
by Lee

Simon Cowell offers words of advice to coked-out whore troubled pop icon Britney Spears.

“Only Britney can save her career. Britney is still one of the most talked about pop stars on the planet. She has the X factor, people want to write about her, and she’s not conventional, and she’s not normal. She can’t handle the tension and the pressure,” he said. “My advice to her six months ago was to go home to your family, lock the door, don’t go out with your stupid friends, have some home-cooked food. Get a sense of reality. Go and lie in the garden, OK?”

“And then say to yourself there’s more good in my life than bad. I’m still a rich, talented girl and now I want to get my career back on track. End of story.”

Translation:  Stop being a coked-out whore.

Posted by Lee on 05/24/07 at 09:00 AM in Celebrity Idiots  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

All We Ask…
by Lee

I dare you not to get choked up after watching this.

Posted by Lee on 05/23/07 at 11:01 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Queer Muhammad Butt Lovers
by Lee

Yaay Team Bush!  They’s been keepin’ Amurka safe.  Not from them A-rabs or Mooslumz, of course.  From them dirty fags what speak that terrist language.

Lawmakers who say the military has kicked out 58 Arabic linguists because they were gay want the Pentagon to explain how it can afford to let the valuable language specialists go.

Seizing on the latest discharges, involving three specialists, members of the House of Representatives wrote the House Armed Services Committee chairman that the continued loss of such “capable, highly skilled Arabic linguists continues to compromise our national security during time of war.”

One sailor discharged in the latest incident, former Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Benjamin, said his supervisor tried to keep him on the job, urging him to sign a statement denying that he was gay. He said his lawyer advised him not to sign it, because it could be used against him later if other evidence ever surfaced.

And thank God for it!  To think, that some butt-lover would sit there defendin’ Amurka from terrists.  He’d probably be thinkin’ about cock or bungholes or somethin’ else the, queers always think about.

Democratic Rep. Marty Meehan, who has pushed for repeal of the law, organized the letter sent to Skelton requesting a hearing into the Arab linguist issue.

“At a time when our military is stretched to the limit and our cultural knowledge of the Middle East is dangerously deficient, I just can’t believe that kicking out able, competent Arabic linguists is making our country any safer,” Meehan said.

The letter, signed by about 40 House members, says that, with the latest firings, 58 Arab linguists have been dismissed from the military under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. It said Congress should decide whether this application of the policy “is serving the nation well.”

Here’s a post of mine from five years ago which discussed this very issue.  And, unlike most presidential candidates, my opinion is exactly the same today as it was back then.  My God, it’s amazing how well intellectual consistency works, isn’t it?

Posted by Lee on 05/23/07 at 10:08 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

But He’s Keeping Us Safer!
by Lee

Go ahead and raise your hand if you think, despite all the screw ups along the way, that Bush has made us safer.  Go on, I know there are a few of you out there, admit it to yourself.  You don’t have to identify yourself to us, it’s okay.  This isn’t aimed at “us,” we already get the message.  The is is aimed at you

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Now, you don’t have to have anb advanced degree in math, or even any formal education at all, to be able to look at that graph and note that the trend is UPWARD.  That means it’s getting worse.  So, rather than making us safer, Bush has increased by a significant margin the ability of the enemy to attack us.  They’ve gotten training directly against our forces, they know how weak our population is when it comes to war (thanks Bush!), they know how depleted militarily we are, and they know that we have dwindling support among our allies and on the world stage.  All thanks to George W. Bush.

Oh, in case you’re wondering what subversive pinko America-hating biased media communist heathen scum newspaper published this pack of lies, it’s from a PDF published by the General Accounting Office.  If you want to see for yourself it’s on page 34.

The Bush Legacy?  Dead Americans now, dead Americans later, nuthin’ but net.

Posted by Lee on 05/23/07 at 08:41 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Dogtanamo
by Lee

Come on, this has to violate some kind of animal rights statute or something.

The German authorities are compiling a database of human scents to track down possible violent protesters at the G8 summit in June.

The method, once used by East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi, involves collecting scent samples in advance from selected targets.

The scents are then passed to police equipped with sniffer dogs who can pick the individuals out amid a crowd.

Those poor dogs, being forced to smell the aroma of angry, unwashed hippies, anarchists, and other human refuse.  The thought of it makes me sick.

Posted by Lee on 05/23/07 at 01:23 PM in Europe and the UK  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Trading in Vice
by Lee

I’ve written on this before, and I am solidly on Antigua’s side.

Antigua and Barbuda - a nation of 70,000 in an area roughly half the size of San Francisco - has formally requested that the WTO allow it to suspend its intellectual property obligations to the United States, AP reports.

Although many in the US have mocked tiny Antigua’a case against the US with a shrug of the shoulders, the Antiguans have always carried in their pockets a nuclear option of sorts. Most Americans view trade disputes through the prism of tit-for-tat protectionist schemes. A perceived price subsidy leads to retaliatory tariffs, etc; but the obligations imposed by WTO obligations run deeper than that.

Repeated violation of WTO commitments in the face of contrary WTO rulings allows a victimized member country ultimately to suspend its own WTO obligations to the offending nation - a form of restitution much more punitive than tariffs alone. America runs a steady and hefty trade deficit in virtually every category of international trade other than intellectual property.

Were the WTO - with possible European, Japanese, and Chinese support - to allow the Antiguans to suspend all intellectual property obligations to the United States, the American IP industry could face a tiny adversary with an unlimited right to reproduce for its own benefit American IP goods of any kind.

This is no joke - America has done everything it can to stamp out the internet gambling industry, particularly that of Antigua in the three years since Antigua first challenged the US before the international body the US itself worked so hard to create. Antigua originally hoped to develop its ecommerce segment to reduce its dependence on tourism, but, as a result of American interference, in the last few years the Antiguan internet gaming industry has shrunk by about 85 per cent.

Why has the US so aggressively attacked online gambling?  It’s a combination of protectionism for homegrown gambling, and just one more example of this administration’s fundamentalist war against vice.  (Until Bill Bennett gets caught, then it’s not a vice.)

And little Antigua is not the only country feeling the pinch. The UK, which has possibly the most well-regulated gambling market in the world - at the very least among the major economies - has sat back and watched as the DOJ has repeatedly arrested UK businessmen and executives.

Gee, and the wonder why the Brits are pissed off at us.  Death of a thousand cuts, my friends…

Unlimited DRM-free copies of American music, movies, and Microsoft software?

Bring it on. It’s about time

And the Bush Administration are just incompetent enough to bring it to ya.

Posted by Lee on 05/23/07 at 09:08 AM in Politics  • (3) TrackbacksPermalink

Mmmm… Hog Fat
by Lee

Now that’s one Texas-sized BBQ.

Fire broke out at a farm in northern Japan on Wednesday, killing about 2,000 pigs, police said.

It took firefighters several hours to extinguish the blaze at the ranch on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, but not before the fire claimed about 2,000 of the farm’s 12,000 swine, said police spokesman Susumu Yoshiizumi.

Hokkaido?  They should have no problem cleaning the mess, the sacred forest of Hokkaido is renowned for its countless soap factories.  Those pig carcasses will soon be banished to the land of wind and ghosts.

And if you don’t get the reference, bow your head in shame.

Posted by Lee on 05/23/07 at 08:50 AM in Life & Culture  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Two Corrupt Assoles
by Lee

Oh this is fucking priceless.

House Republicans angled Tuesday to put Democrats in a no-win position: reprimand a senior colleagues or be seen as blindly excusing legislative bullying for partisan reasons.

House leaders tentatively scheduled a late Tuesday vote on a Republican move to reprimand Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat and close ally of House Speaker Hancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The GOP accuses Murtha of making a blatant threat against a Republican who challenged a pet project that Murtha wanted.

Democratic leaders said they believed they had the votes to kill the motion, but conceded that some party members were unhappy about being pressed to defend a blustery colleague known for bare-knuckled politics.

Murtha has not disputed a Republican claim that he stormed across the House floor May 17 to confront Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Rogers had tried unsuccessfully to strike a $23 million Murtha earmark _ or narrowly targeted spending item _ for a drug intelligence center in Murtha’s district.

In a House speech Monday, Rogers said Murtha threatened him by saying, “you will not get any earmarks now and forever.”

Rogers, backed by House GOP leaders, said Murtha’s threat violates congressional ethics rules and “merits the reprimand of the House.”

First off, let’s clearly stipulate that Murtha is a douchebag.  That being said, the GOP is the king of earmarks.  For them to be reprimanding anyone over spending is ridiculous.  I mean, look at what actually transpired here.

“I don’t think you should be able to steal this taxpayer money!”
“What?  Who the fuck are you to question my spending?”
“Look, we all love spending money.  But I don’t think you should be able to spend this particular piece of money.  You can still spend money on all other kinds of shit.”
“Listen, you wormy little cocksucker.  I’ll spend money on any goddamned thing I please, and if you FUCK WITH ME I’ll make it sure you can never steal money again!”

This is, literally, two men fighting over the right to steal taxpayer money.

Posted by Lee on 05/22/07 at 10:38 PM in Politics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

It Takes A Meathead
by Lee

Rob “Meathead” Reiner spent at least two years publicizing the “free pre-school for all students” idea.  When it was puty to a vote, the liberal citizens of California showed what a great idea they think it was.

Prop. 82:
Support 39.1%, Oppose 60.9%

Now, never letting a little thing like a stunning electoral defeat get in the way of their rabid leftwing moonbattery, Hillary Clinton has officially called for a nationwide version of Meathead’s bad idea.

Hillary Clinton proposed expanding pre-kindergarten classes to serve all of America’s 4-year-olds in a policy address today at North Beach Elementary School in Miami Beach, Florida, providing them with a high-quality early education that studies show leads to higher achievement and graduation rates and higher-earning careers. More than 80 percent of 4-year-olds are currently not enrolled in state pre-kindergarten programs.

“Every child - not just children whose parents can afford it - should have the same chance to succeed and to fulfill his or her God-given potential,” Clinton said. “As President, I will establish universal pre-kindergarten education through a federal-state partnership, based on state flexibility, that ensures every four-year-old child in America has access to a high-quality pre-kindergarten program.”

It takes a village to raise a child?  No, it appears that all we need is a massive welfare state to raise a child, the parents don’t seem to have much say in it any more.

Posted by Lee on 05/22/07 at 01:33 PM in Election 2008  • (2) TrackbacksPermalink

The Spawn
by Lee

I’m sure there are a number of fans of Dr. Laura who read this blog.  If any of what is detailed in this article is true, she has no place giving parenting advice to anyone.

The soldier son of talk radio relationship counselor Laura Schlessinger is under investigation for a graphic personal Web page that one Army official has called “repulsive.” The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet, included cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation; photographs of soldiers with guns in their mouths; a photograph of a bound and blindfolded detainee captioned “My Sweet Little Habib”; accounts of illicit drug use; and a blog entry headlined by a series of obscenities and racial epithets.

I report, you decide.  I’ve never been a fan, so if this is true my hands are clean.

Posted by Lee on 05/22/07 at 09:11 AM in Life & Culture  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Jerry Solo
by Lee

Here’s what happens when you force people to kiss your ring—they resent you’ for it.

U.S. Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) isn’t planning to attend the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s funeral Tuesday. Rival Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani can’t make it, either.

Nor can former Virginia former governor and long-shot 2008 Republican presidential candidate Jim Gilmore.

While some Republican figures will attend next week’s funeral in Lynchburg for the founder of the Moral Majority, many will not. Experts say that even with a presidential election looming, it’s not a must-attend event — and there likely won’t be political consequences for skipping it.

“This funeral will be very much more about the people who were influenced by him and his ministry,” said Merle Black, political science professor at Emory University in Atlanta.

Falwell died Tuesday after collapsing in his office at Liberty University. Through his founding of the Moral Majority, he has been long credited with transforming the religious right into a force in American politics.

They spoke of him in beatific terms when he was alive.  Now… not so much.

Posted by Lee on 05/22/07 at 08:58 AM in Election 2008  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hook and Ladder
by Lee

First they came for the guns and I said nothing.  Then they came for the trans-fats and once again I was mute.  But now, now they come for the ladders!

The number of ladder-related injuries in the United States increased by more than 50 percent from 1990 to 2005, says a study in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Researchers at Columbus Children’s Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) in Ohio analyzed national data.

They found that more than 2.1 million people were treated in hospital emergency departments for ladder-related injuries from 1990 to 2005. That averages out to more than 136,000 cases a year.

Almost 10 percent of those 2.1 million people needed to be hospitalized, about twice the overall admission rate for consumer-product related injuries. Males accounted for nearly 77 percent of all ladder-related injuries. Fractures were the most common type of injury, and legs and feet were the most frequently injured parts of the body.

The study also found that, among cases were location was recorded, 97 percent of injuries occurred at homes, farms and other non-occupational settings.

“Individuals using ladders are often not mindful of the severe risks associated with use,” study co-author Lara Trifiletti, a principal investigator at CIRP and an assistant professor at Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, said in a prepared statement.

“Increased public health initiatives that target men and women, especially of working age, could help reduce the number of ladder-related injuries,” she said.

“Ladders should be treated with the same respect and caution as any potentially dangerous tool, such as a power saw,” co-author Dr. Gary Smith, director of CIRP and an associate professor at Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, said in a prepared statement.

Personally I would propose limits on how tall a ladder can be.  I’d require a background check on all people looking to purchase a ladder.  And I’d sure as hell have a five day “cooling off” period, lest some hothead take his new ladder home and cause God knows what kind of injuries with them.

I wake up every day and thank God that we have the federal government around to tell me things like Mexican food is fattening, or that ladders can hurt people.  I mean, imagine what the world would be like if people were expected to use their common sense on issues like these.  Anarchy!

Posted by Lee on 05/21/07 at 09:07 PM in Science and Technology  • (7) TrackbacksPermalink

Kill Me.  Just Kill Me Now
by Lee

I just sat through the most boring class I think I’ve ever sat through.  It was one of the instructors at my new facility explaining how to use software that I could very easily learn on my own.  And he’s going SO FUCKING SLOOOOOOOW that it’s killing me.  And I have four more days of this drivel.

The sacrifices I make for money, I Swear to God…

Posted by Lee on 05/21/07 at 08:04 PM in Etcetera  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

I Got the Rhythm In Me
by Lee

I’f off to my new gig.  Details as they emerge.

Posted by Lee on 05/21/07 at 10:30 AM in Etcetera  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mikey Rises from the Dead
by Lee

I just put my first post up at MOOREWATCH in a long, long time.  You can read it here Be sure and read the most recent few posts, including the one where Moore actually called Jim and left a message on his voicemail.  This thing is getting huge.

Update: Keeping this story alive, I have another post up on MW.  Some dickhead columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  What a fucking cockbag.

Posted by Lee on 05/20/07 at 01:57 PM in Michael Mooron  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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