Monday, February 27, 2006

Today is a Good Day for Hal Turner Show Fans to Die

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I had a bunch of ugly comments on a previous entry that were referred from a comment on the Hal Turner Show's blog. Apparently, the skinheads/neo-nazis/white power terrorists took exception to me posting the work address of someone who had been quoted by name in the Washington Post. Not only that, Michael Regan gave his occupation and place of work to the Washington Post. Now any idiot could do a google search and find out who his supervisor is, his supervisor's work address and e-mail address. I did not out Michael Regan, he outed himself. Now if Michael Regan feels like his rights have been violated, maybe he should have kept his big mouth shut when the nice reporter from the Washington Post came around asking questions. Michael Regan could have asked to make his comments off the record. Now Mr. Regan felt he had nothing to hide, or he wouldn't have been interviewed by the Washington Post. Mr. Regan is a lawyer, he should have known better. So if he gets fired, he can run crying to that organization he probably hates, the ACLU.

So don't come onto my website telling me I should be afraid of Hispanics/Asians/Blacks/Muslims, because I'm not. And I am not afraid of a bunch white power losers.


Sunday, February 26, 2006

Well that didn't take long.

My post on white supremacists attracted a troll. He whines about whites are the main victims of hate crimes. And then they are double victimized by the media who won't report it. Oh boo fucking hoo you whiny ass titty baby. Like I said, they aren't rounding up white people into concentration camps. Whites make up the majority of our elected officials and the majority of corporate CEOs.

So if you want Skinheadsam know how you feel about Neo-Nazi trolls, his e-mail address is, copy and paste please. His IP address is, that may be a bogus IP address my site counter doesn't recognize it. But I have blocked him. He may be this guy: (, the timing is about right.


So why are the Republicans Great at National Security Again?

Why is bin Ladin still alive? Didn't aWol promise to get him "dead or alive"? So why isn't he in rotting in a cell in Gitmo?
Indeed, in March 2002, just three months after the defeat of the Taliban, the United States began to withdraw its Special Forces, surveillance satellites and drones from Afghanistan to prepare for war in Iraq. Distracted by Baghdad, it did not notice what was happening in the tribal agencies. By the time the Pakistan army entered South Waziristan in March 2004, the extremists were so well entrenched that 250 Pakistani soldiers were killed in the first encounters.

If we spent half the time dedicated to getting rid of Saddam, OBL would've have been in custody by now.

I wonder in whose interest aWol is working for. He sells management of our ports to the UAE. And don't call me racist. This company is owned by the UAE royal family, members of which hanged out with OBL back in the day. If this was a private company with no connections with OBL or Hamas or Hezbollah or the IRA, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

I don't think aWol is working in our best interests.


Hate resurgent

One of the places where I used to live, Lacey, Washington has seen attempts to recruit Neo-Nazis. What is disturbing, the Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater WA area is home to soldiers and airmen from Ft. Lewis and McChord AFB. At Ft. Lewis are two Stryker Brigades, a Special Forces Group and a Ranger Battalion. My questions are, have the Neo-Nazis studied the demographics of the area? And do they hope to find the next Tim McVeigh there? The majority of soldiers find Neo-Nazis abhorrent. Tim McVeigh was one out of a thousand. Yes, there is a very small minority of military personnel who would actually do something like actually join the Neo-Nazi movement.

I know Ft. Lewis took it seriously, at least six years ago they did. As a part of inprocessing, you were inspected for gang related (I'm including the Neo-Nazis) tattoos. There were also unfortunate incidents were soldiers were mistaken for skinheads. As a result, soldiers were not allowed to wear combat boots with civilian clothing.

Here in the other Washington, DC that is, "white rights" activists are dressing up and putting lipstick on their piggy faces. Some of their complaints were,
(David) Duke, who attended as a participant and was not a scheduled speaker, said during a break that whites are being "ethnically cleansed."
That's odd, I don't remember being dragged off to a rape camp after my husband and son were murdered in front of me. Those must have been some powerful drugs they've given me to not remember the trauma since I just yelled at my son to go get dressed. Since they don't believe the Holocaust happened, they have to bring out the Srebinica and Vukovar references which is appropriate because the Croats and Bosniaks were allied with the Axis powers during WWII.

Check out some of the participants who willing to be quoted by name in a major national newspaper.
Robert Baldacci, who works in manufacturing quality control in Roanoke, said that this was the first time he had participated in such a meeting but that he had long had a nagging sense that white people should do more to protect their interests as a group. (snip)
Conference participant Michael Regan, an assistant district attorney in New York's Allegany County, said U.S. policies on immigration, trade and "demographics" have put the country on the wrong path. "You can see European Christian Americans are an endangered species," he said, asserting that the accurate description of conference participants is "white preservationists" rather than "white supremacists."
(emphasis mine)
And racial profiling doesn't exist in law enforcement.

Here's the contact information for the District Attorney of Allegany County New York. You may want to ask him why he has a white supremacist working part-time for him.
TERRENCE M. PARKER, District Attorney
212-A County Office Building
7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813
585-268-9225 (office)

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Damn, I missed Olbermann last night

I am a faithful viewer of Countdown on MSNBC. I love Keith Olbermann, I am a Keith Olbermann groupie. He tells it like it is. Recently, a certain terrorist sympathizer started a petition to get Keith off the air. Now, why would a terrorist sympathizer do that? Is he scared of Keith? Why yes, Countdown on MSNBC is MSNBC's highest rated show in primetime. And the median age of the terrorist sympathizer's viewers is ten years older than Countdown's. But Keith fights back, and he's way funnier than that terrorist sympathizer.

And I missed that last night because I watched a DVD with my son. Darn!


Be careful what you wish for!

In the run up to the Iraq War, I heard pundits saying we need to impose democracy on the Middle East. And I remember asking, so what happens if they elect a group like Hamas to power? Algeria dealt with problem in 1998 by declaring the elections invalid. A bloody civil war happened. The Islamist GIA waged a vicious, guerrilla war that killed many civilians including a popular, Algerian musician. As a result, the GIA lost all the sympathy that allowed it to win the 1998 elections.
Now our entirely clueless foreign policy team has learned the meaning of the phrase be careful of what you wish for. But that's what happens when you put a Krelimnologist in charge of Middle Eastern policy. So now we have a pro-Iranian government in Iraq, Hamas is now in control of the Palestinian authority. So now democracy in the Middle East doesn't look like such a good idea after all. D'oh!

So what is the West going to do about Hamas winning the Palenstinian elections? They're going to impose sanctions on the Palestinian authority to punish the Palestinians for holding elections. Introducing to the Middle East another concept, Chicago style politics. You know, the vote for me or your garbage doesn't get picked up kind of politics. Which is ironic because Hamas ran on an anti-corruption, social welfare platform. Does this mean, the international community will impose sanctions on the US for re-electing George W. Bush?


Wrong priorities

Don't our elected leaders have anything better to do? The Commonwealth's Attorney General objects to an EO that prohibits discrimination against gays employed by the Commonwealth. Now, in Virginia, the Attorney General is elected as well as the governor. AG Bob McDonnell is part of Pat Robertson crowd and barely won the election by 360 votes. His opponet, Creigh Deeds, was able to use McDonnell's Xtian Coalition connections as a wedge issue. I think more Democrats need to use Religious Right as a wedge to alienate the moderate Republicans, but that's another blog entry.

But don't think Tim Kaine is a go along to get along Democrat,
Kaine said he would ignore the six-page advisory opinion from Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R).

"I'm not going to tell my Cabinet secretaries and agency heads that they are now free to discriminate," he said.

So why is Bob McDonnell doing this? DelegateBob asked him to do it. Click on link for contact information on Bob Marshall (R-The government has every right to peep into your bedroom) This is what DelegateBob had to say about it,
"Homosexuals don't win in state legislatures. That's why they go around them," said Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William), who asked McDonnell for the opinion.
Notice how he didn't go to a judge for the opinion, DelegateBob went to someone who would agree with him. Maybe Bob Marshall knows that proposing such a law would be struck down in court. He didn't go ask a judge for that opinion and he wouldn't have asked Creigh Deeds for it either.

So here we have two Republicans, one who barely won an election and one who had to fight to get re-elected, fighting for an issue that only a small minority people really care about. In the meantime, traffic gets worse, lines get longer at the DMV (and I really don't give a shit if the DMV clerk is gay as long as he or she is competent) and our schools (and I don't care if there are gay teachers, they are not pedophiles)need funding, gangbangers are tagging my favorite Korean restaurant and these two are worried about being able to fire someone for what they do in their private lives? Someone needs to get on the fucking clue train.


Thursday, February 23, 2006

Say Goodbye to Your Reproductive Rights

Dear Mom,
In 2004 you told me you were going to vote for George W. Bush, you told me that there would only be one reason why you wouldn't vote for him and that was abortion rights. You told me that George W. Bush wouldn't nominate a justice to the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade. You said that his wife and daughters don't want to see abortion outlawed and they wouldn't let George W. Bush appoint someone to the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade. He wouldn't appoint someone like Samuel Alito or John Roberts who would overturn Roe. How naive you were.
Now the religious wingnuts in the South Dakota legislature have passed a law banning virtually every abortion in the state. The wingnut governor is going to sign the law. Planned Parenthood will fight it in court. But why should you care? You're 61, you don't need abortion rights like you did back in the early 1970s. Remember? You had an abortion, a legal one because you were lucky enough to live in California when it had the most liberal abortion laws in the country. I'm 39, my sister is 37, our prime reproductive years are behind us. However, we may need the option and I like to keep my options open. (And I have a bone to pick with my sister too. She voted for Bush too.) Your granddaughters (my nieces) will probably face a future where a pharmacist with a morality complex will not fill their prescriptions for birth control pills. Or worse yet, live in a community like Ave Maria, Florida where the doctors and pharmacists have promised the founder to not prescribe or stock contraceptives. You lived through those bad old days, why do you want that for your granddaughters? I know, you are not an one issue voter. So why do you vote Republican? Are they good for the economy? Do you think tax cuts are more important than your right? Voting Republican is good for businesses? How long did it take for the stock market to recover from the crash of 2000? Do you feel richer than you did in 2000? No, I didn't think so. Do you vote Republican because you are a fiscal conservative? The last time we had a balanced budget was during the Clinton years.
Mom, it's not enough to donate money to Planned Parenthood and NARAL and then vote Republican. Because the bottom line is, voting matters. And voting for politicians who thinks your rights are negotiatiable does not preserve your rights or anyone else's.
And I wouldn't worry about Jenna, Barbara and Noelle Bush. They come from rich families who can afford to fly them to Sweden or the Netherlands for a nice, safe abortion to get rid of any embarrassing, unwanted pregnancies. I don't think your granddaughters will have that option.
Your daughter


Monday, February 20, 2006

Catholic Theocracy in America

Here is why I don't buy pizza from Domino's. The founder wants to impose his religious beliefs on people who move to a town he is developing. One of the laws of the town is pharmacies must commit to not stocking contraceptives. Ummm...Didn't Griswold v Connecticut say that was unconstitutional? Clinics and doctors who set up practices in the town may not be able to prescribe contraceptives, they definitely won't do it for students. Again, Griswold v Connecticut is in violation here. I understand this is a "private" community, yet according to the Florida ACLU, a 1946 Supreme Court decision says "ownership of a town doesn't mean absolute dominion".
Yet people are interested in buying homes there. Why?
7,000 inquiries from people interested in buying homes, which will go for less than the half-million median price in nearby Naples

Affordable housing at the cost of religious and reproductive freedom. What a trade-off.


What is Gaelic for la migra?

Here's an illegal immigration issue that you don't see Michelle Malkin or the Minutemen getting their knickers in a knot about. Oh well, it doesn't matter because they are Irish (ahem, white). Because Ireland's economy is doing so well, they're going back home. Now that jobs are available in Ireland, they don't have to worry about dealing with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. What a concept!! Economic development in the originating country discourages people from leaving that country. It works better than vigilantes on the border.
And before you start whining about how the West is being submerged by waves of brown people, the largest ethnic component of illegal immigrants in Australia is British, followed closely by the Americans.


Sunday, February 12, 2006

Quiz Time!

Maureen Dowd
You are Maureen Dowd! You like to give people silly

nicknames and write in really short, non

sequitur paragraphs. You're the most playful

of the columnists and a rock-ribbed liberal,

but are often accused of being too flamboyant

and frivolous. You tend to focus on style

over substance, personality over politics.

But your heart is in the right place. Plus,

you are a total fox.

Which New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Are You?
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Hat tip to AML
Maureen Dowd was the most popular answer. But I'm still not paying $50 a year for Times Select.


Give Watertiger some hits

Dependable Renegade is getting close to 500,000 hits. Help Watertiger get half a million hits. She has a really funny blog and deserves it.


Today's big news

Dick Cheney in hunting accident. Having failed at tort reform. The Vice President decides to eliminate trial lawyers one at a time. Maybe if Dick Cheney didn't have better things to do during the Viet Nam war he would have learned proper gun safety procedures. It sure is nice to know that Cheney's entourage includes an ambulance, after all we wouldn't want anything to happen to the person who makes the major decisions.


Nothing wrong here, move along

I don't understand how the Republicans get a pass for supporting our troops. Something is terribly wrong. Army officers are leaving and are being stop-lossed as well as the enlisted troops. This story was buried on page A12 in the Post.
By 2007, the Army projects it will be short 3,500 active-duty officers, primarily captains and majors -- positions that are needed for new combat brigades and other units that are critical to plans for expanding and reorganizing the nation's ground forces. One factor in the shortfall is that the Army took in too few officers in the 1990s, personnel officials say.
Can you believe it, anonymous personnel officials are blaming Clinton for the mess. Newsflash: Bill Clinton has been out of office for five years now. You've had five years to commission Second Lieutenants and fix the problem. Maybe enrollment in ROTC is dropping. Maybe a college graduate would rather work at Wal-Mart. Gee, I don't know, maybe it's sending our soldiers to a war without anticipating the consequences might have something to do with it. Not training up for guerrilla warfare? Send them to war without the proper equipment? That doesn't affect morale. [snark]These soldiers are a bunch of pussies who need to suck it up and drive on. [/snark]
Yet the Republicans and conservatives are the only ones allowed to love our troops. Actually, they think they own the troops. No one else is allowed to question the wise use of them, because they are the property or the right wing. Our soldiers are not allowed to have lives of their own because they belong to the right wing.


Some Olympic Blogging

Courtesy of the New York Times
I don't know why Bode gets all the attention.

Too bad about Michelle Kwan withdrawing from the figure skating competition. If I hear one more person say she is too old because she is 25, I will scream. The favorite for the gold, Irina Slutskaya is 28. Is she too old to compete in figure skating? And Dick Button is back, and as I suspected, his sense of humor is more snarky in person than on the air.


Friday, February 10, 2006

Friday Cat Blogging

When there is no catnip, smelly socks will do.


Thursday, February 09, 2006

New blog

You have to check out Crocheted Hats. It is the funniest blog I have read in a looong time. Everyday, he comes up with a new idea to support our troops in the War on Terra. Read, follow his instructions and support our troops.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

There's always someone crazier

I never thought I would read about someone who is batshit, crazier and more hypocritical about immigration than Michelle Malkin. Then I read this WaPo article about Minuteman recruiter Carmen Mercer. This woman has appointed herself to be an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. She patrols the Arizona-Mexico border, she asks nosy questions to "foreigners"
When Mercer last visited Washington in May, she said, she and another Minuteman asked the drivers of all the cabs they took whether they were citizens. If they said they were not, Mercer and her colleague asked for their green cards. Mercer said they wanted to prove a point and did not report anyone to immigration authorities.
Who does this woman think she is?
Mercer moved to Tombstone in 1992 after a divorce from a soldier ended the migration from base to base snip
They'd met when he was stationed in Germany, where Mercer was born and raised in a small town near Cologne.

And it gets better....
She might never have become a U.S. citizen had she not been kicked off a local planning and zoning committee in Arizona when it was discovered she was not. In 1999, almost a quarter-century after coming to the United States, she was naturalized.

Yep, she waited 25 years to become a citizen of the United States, she is an immigrant who wants to stop immigration to the United States. Geez, someone becomes a citizen and she thinks she has the automatic right to enforce her adopted country's immigration laws. I'm glad she proscrastinated on that citizenship thing. She spared US 25 years of lecturing us (in a German accent) about immigration.
Hmmm, I think someone needs to take her lily white ass back to Germany so she go harass some "Mooslims". Oh I forgot, saying "seig heil" is illegal in Germany.

BTW, blogger's spellchecker corrects Malkin as malign.


A Little Respect, Please

The real paradox of military life is that so many members of the military vote Republican when they belong to an institution that is devoted to telling them what is good for them. Life in the military is life in a "nanny state", now the Army will try to help you pick a spouse. Yes, the Army is urging young single soldiers to delay marriage. The article misses the point, and I think the Army is too. The Army often treats its single soldiers like children. When I was single and living in the barracks, I didn't know who had the right to enter my room and "inspect" it when I was at work. I got yelled at for leaving stamps and pennies in my desk. Yeah, whoever breaks into my barracks room is going to steal some stamps when I have a TV, a stereo and a laptop computer in my room. Married soldiers automatically get seperate rations and get to eat wherever and whatever they want, single soldiers have to eat in a chow hall and that's open limited hours. Married soldiers have a choice of whether or not to live on or off post. Unless the barracks is overcrowded and that usually means every room is doubled up (these are usually 8'X 10" rooms), single soldiers have live in the barracks. The barracks are pretty crappy too, most were built in the Viet Nam era. Tiny rooms, no ability to decide when and what to eat, common bathroons, someone snooping in their personal stuff. With conditions like that, married life looks pretty good.
And the Army wonders why its single soldiers rush into marriage with someone they barely know. And now they are spending money to tell soldiers that marriage is a sacred commitment that should not be entered into lightly, which I think is a good idea. Gee, I dunno, I think that money would have been better spent improving life for the barracks rats.


Sunday, February 05, 2006

Super Bowl Liveblogging

First of all we have a split household. I'm rooting for the Seahawks, NoPT4Lent is rooting for the Steelers (well, he is from Pittsburgh)

6:34 PM Burger King commercial with singing, dancing women dressed as the componets of a whopper absolutely sucked!

UPDATE: I detect a bias against the Seahawks on the part of the announcers.

6:40 Sierra Mist and Bud Light ads FUNNY. Trailer for 16 Blocks should not be heard on home surround sound system. Overwhelming.

6:47 FedEx commercial appeases creationists.
Oh that's smart, get a bear drunk!
Sam!! Cats don't hang out at DailyKos!

6:51 AppleMac commercial redux. Actually, it's V for Vendetta trailer.
I hate Pepsi. Does P.Diddy do anything other than make Pepsi commercials for the SuperBowl? Natalee Holloway whoring. PSA already annoints Steelers the winners. BIAS!

6:55 SEATTLE TOUCHDOWN?!?!? FLAG on the play. Damn, recalled.

Alleve proof that geeks age. Leonard Nimoy at Star Trek convention doing Live and Prosper gesture.
Honey do list as excuse to drink

7:04 Insider jokes about product placement with diet Pepsi. Diet Coke is stunt double.
Pixar's Cars movie trailer. Not playing until June 9, great 4+ months of "Can we see Cars?"...."Is Cars out yet?"....."When can we see "Cars?" from BooBoo.

7:11 Did Al Roberts just call Seattle Philadelphia?
Finally, Clydesdales!! with sheep and cowboys....Brokeback Mountain joke?
Mobile ESPN: now people will stare a cell phones instead of being engaged in one way conversations on them.

7:17 I didn't know the President could appear in commercials (Careerbuilder)
What's with the fashion show? Oh it's a commercial for an overpriced Chevy.

7:20 Seattle picks off Pittsburgh, by an Florida State alum no less.
Mission Impossible whatever, I will never see another Tom Cruise movie
Dove's self esteem fund, what's with the Chick flick commercials?

7:26 Kermie!! In extreme sports. Fuel efficient SUVs
I don't care if it's a dark beer, it's still MIchelob. So I'm a beer snob, deal with it. I don't like Bud or Miller either. The only thing they have going for them is the commercials.

7:29 Damn, we missed the taping of the groin. I wanted to see that! It would have been worth a 1000 Super Bowl ads. A certain poster at Atrios asked if football players have to get Brazilians.

7:38 Are they remaking the Poseiden Adventure again? Didn't NBC just do a made for TV remake last year?
Gilette spent all that money to advertize a razor, with batteries?
Jocks and Desperate Housewives?

7:41 commercial BORING!

:( Touchdown Steelers

7:44 Did Disney World get a company discount on its ads on ABC?
What's with the commercials with current Steelers and the Vince Lombardi trophy? Bias

7:54 How can you miss a field goal in an indoor stadium?
Here come the Stones, never been a fan.

7:56 Two men engage in proxy penis competition with their cell phones.
AAHHHhhhh, the NFL wuvs us.
United Airlines does some sword and sorcery thing, Fly United and join the knights of the round conference table?

HALFTIME: Mick sounds extremely out of tune (and that's coming from someone who is tonedeaf) At least he's not lipsynching. Cool stage with the lips and tongue. I want to hear Sweet NeoCon. Please? I cannot believe I am begging Mick Jagger for something.

8:25 Another Disney World ad. DW must have an employee discount.
Finally a Seahawk with the Lombardi Trophy!!
Pittsburgh still leads 7-3 :(

8:32 Pittsburgh scores a touchdown :( I'm quitting liveblogging.

10:15 Pittsburgh wins
Pittsburgh 21
Seattle 10
At least I can take comfort in the fact that one of my favorite shows (Grey's Anatomy) is set in Seattle. So take that Pittsburgh!!!


Saturday, February 04, 2006

This is from my son's birthday cake. I thought Mehlman looking a Gloria's (ahem)trunk was too funny. Of course, it is rumored that Ken Mehlman does not look at a woman's trunk to see if she has any junk in it. Apparently, he prefers men's trunks. ;)


Thursday, February 02, 2006

Let's give the religious right a wedgie

Democrats have problems using wedge issues. Our core beliefs like civil rights for all and a social safety net have been used against us. Liberals have been demonized as being against the family. Yet the Republican party panders to a bunch of religious extremists. Former Senator John Danforth sees that the religious right has the potential to become a wedge issue. It can alienate moderate Republicans from the "base", the Fundagelicals that are against gay marriage. How's that amendment to the constitution to protect marriage from gay couples going? Gee, I haven't heard anything about that since October 2004. Congress hasn't taken action since July of 2004. And look at Senator Allen's voting record on children's and family issues. He votes with the bigoted American Family Association 100% of the time. Senator Allen votes for the John Birch Society 80% of the time, 100% for the Christian Coalition. And Senator Allen has a shitty voting record when it comes to veterans too. Why does George Allen hate America? I hope Harris Miller is paying attention, and isn't afraid to bring out the attack dogs.

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