Friday, September 05, 2008

John McCain

Despite the media's take, I thought McCain's speech last night was fantastic. It really hit on many of the reasons why I tend to vote Republican. Less government, less government control over education, less spending, more accountability. I like it.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Media Bias

This kind of thing drives me crazy. The story here should be that unemployment dipped to its lowest levels since 2001 and that we added 75,000 new jobs. Instead, CBS News starts the article off in a negative way. This is a clear example of media bias. Read more here

NY Arrogance

From Boortz:

By now I'm sure you have heard that there is no small amount of angst over plans by the Homeland Security Secretariat to reduce by some amount the flow of anti-terrorism funds into New York City in favor of some other locations in the country. Now ... bear this in mind: New York City will still get more anti-terrorism funds than any other state or local government entity in the nation. It's just that for those in New York City, it's not enough.

There are people in Europe who think that once they've hopped on a plane, flown across the ocean, and spent three days in New York City, they've seen America. Sadly, there are quite a few people in New York who would agree with them. To them America disappears when you travel more than 30 miles from Times Square.

Charles Schumer .. heard of him? He's New York's senior senator. He is spitting fire over the diversion of some anti-terrorism funds to POTNY ... Places Other Than New York. When he discovered that some of those funds would be channeled to Georgia he had this little gem of a quote:

"Other states that have very little problems got an increase, Georgia got a 40 percent increase. Somehow this administration thinks that Georgia peanut farmers are more at risk than the Empire State Building. Something is dramatically wrong."

So ... there you go. Georgia is all about peanut farmers. Yankee arrogance and stupidity rears its head yet again. So, not that he'll ever hear it, I have a little message for Senator Schumer:

Senator. First of all, the money is allocated to the City of Atlanta, not to the State of Georgia. Last time I checked there were no peanut farmers in Atlanta, though you will find peanuts at Atlanta Braves Baseball games. The Braves, senator. Perhaps you've heard of them. Your Mets have finished the last 14 seasons sniffing the Braves' hind quarters. We also have an airport in Atlanta, Senator Schumer. Perhaps you've heard of Hartsfield International Airport? Do we need to remind you that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were launched from busy airports? Well, ours is the busiest. Hartsfield is busier than LaGuardia and busier than Kennedy. Prettier too, with friendlier people. In fact, Hartsfield is busier than any other airport anywhere in the world. This ain't peanuts, senator. Airports need to be watched and protected, and the largest in the world could very well need more attention than it's getting right now. Something else, Senator Schumer. You do know that terrorists might use biological weapons, don't you? Ever heard of the CDC? The Centers for Disease Control? The CDC is here in Atlanta. You'll find it right in the middle of a peanut field just two miles east of downtown. Just where do you think much of the important research in bio-terrorism is being handled? That's right, the CDC. I don't know if the CDC does any work on peanut allergies. Perhaps you could have one of your staffers check on that. Get back to us on that one, will you? Oh, and by the way ... we have tall buildings in Atlanta too, senator. And they're not peanut storage facilities. They house the offices of many of the nation's Fortune 500 companies. Some of them are even tall enough to have elevators. I'm not in the apology game, Senator Schumer, so I'm not asking for one from you. I did just want to point out that you did an exemplary job of showing your ass with that statement about Georgia and peanut farmers. Thanks for fortifying the image that so many Americans have of people from New York.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Snakes On A Plane

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me that "Snakes On A Plane" is a joke and not an actual motion picture. Check out this fun fact I just read on the net:

"Samuel Jackson signed on for this film after reading the title. He even threatened to quit if they tried to change it to something less direct."

That rules! I will be there opening night. Check out the miraculously crappy poster.

I also enjoy these screenshots:

Snakes On A Plane Screenshot 1

Snakes On A Plane Screenshot 2

I think we should all agree by now that "Snakes On A Plane" will be the single greatest human achievement since the pyramids.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Well said! From Boortz:

A poll out today says that eight out of ten Americans don't think that President Bush has a clear plan for keeping gas prices down. Well, guess what. It is not the president's, nor the government's role in our economy to keep the gas prices down. That is a function of the marketplace. If you want to see prices go down, decrease the demand so that the supply will increase.

We see here an illustration of a fundamental problem in America .. the believe that it is the government's role to smooth every bump in the road and straighten every tight curve for all Americans.

Talk About "An Older Woman"!

This is crazy. From the AP:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A 33-year-old man in northern Malaysia has married a 104-year-old woman, saying mutual respect and friendship had turned to love, a news report said Tuesday.

It was Muhamad Noor Che Musa's first marriage and his wife's 21st, according to The Star newspaper which cited a report in the Malay-language Harian Metro tabloid.

Muhamad, an ex-army serviceman said he found peace and a sense of belonging after meeting Wook Kundor, whom he said he initially sympathized with because she was childless, old and alone, the report said.

"I am not after her money, as she is poor," Muhamad reportedly said. "Before meeting Wook, I never stayed in one place for long."

He said he hoped to help his new bride to master Roman script while she taught him Islamic religious knowledge.

The report did not say if any of Wook's previous 20 husbands are still alive.

Malaysian Muslim men are allowed by their religion to take up to four wives at a time, but reports of women who marry more than once are rare. Muslim women do not practice polygamy.

Malaysia's 26 million population comprises about 60 percent Muslims, almost all ethnic Malays. Large ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities are Buddhists, Hindus or Christians.

Monday, May 01, 2006

The West's Last Chance

I am just finishing "The West's Last Chance" by Tony Blankley. The book is incredible. If you want an interesting, thought provoking and terrifying book about the US/European dilema posed by radical Islam, read this book. I have been a fan of Tony Blankley for some time and now I am a HUGE fan. This is a must read for anyone that cares about the United States.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Islamic Thinkers Society

I came across this article discussing the activities of the "Islamic Thinkers Society" and was disturbed. I was even more disturbed after viewing their website. This New York based organization is fiercely anti-Western and anti-American. Their site contains links to videos mocking US soldiers in Iraq. At a rally in New York, they had this to say: "The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real holocaust is on its way!"

These statements constitute a terrorist threat against the US. If these people are visitors to our country, they should be thrown out. If they are citizens, they need to be monitored very closely. I have no doubt that this group has ties to organizations that want to hurt and kill Americans. I hope the people of New York make it clear that their presence is not welcome in our country.

Here is a link to their website it you want to read more:

Friday, March 31, 2006

My Favorite McKinney Quotes

Here are a few of my favorte McKinney quotes:

1) "We know there were numerous warnings of the events to come on September 11... Those engaged in unusual stock trades immediately before September 11 knew enough to make millions of dollars from United and American airlines, certain insurance and brokerage firms' stocks. What did the Administration know, and when did it know it about the events of September 11? Who else knew and why did they not warn the innocent people of New York who were needlessly murdered?"

2) "I am not aware of any evidence showing that President Bush or members of his administration have personally profited from the attacks of 9-11. A complete investigation might reveal this to be the case."

3) "Al Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time."

Here is a quote that shows what a moron her father, Billy McKinney, is. By the way, Cynthia never backed off this comment (from 2002): Before his daughter lost her congressional race last month, McKinney spelled out the reason for his daughter's tough fight: "J-E-W-S," he said on television.

Here is one of my favorite quotes about her: "Ms. McKinney is a racist and anti-Semite of the first rank. If she were white and male, she would be David Duke." -- Peter Swartz, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University

Get this woman out of Congress now Georgia! Have some sense!

McKinney Has Brought Me Back to Blogging

Why in God's name do the good people of Georgia continue to elect Cynthia McKinney to Congress? This woman is dispicable and incompetent, yet she wins elections. She has made numerous anti-semetic remarks, and holds a general contempt for whites, yet morons continue to vote for her.

Now she has hauled off and hit a police officer who stopped her to ask her to indentify herself while she was entering the capitol. She had a new hairstyle and was not wearing her Congressional pin and the officer didn't recognize her. Now, of course, she is playing the race card. Poor Cynthia. America has held her down and quelled her dreams to such a great extent that all she has been able to achieve in life is being elected to Congress. Must be a tough life.

Below is her publicly issued statement:

Statement of Cynthia McKinney Re: Repeated Harassment from Capitol Hill Police

I have served as a Member of Congress for more than 11 years.

Throughout my tenure in Congress, I seem to evoke memory loss, especially from certain police officers who claim not to be able to recognize my face while I go to work everyday, representing the people of Georgia's 4th Congressional District.

Washington, DC and local newspapers, as well as authors of books, have carried my "working while black" stories of such encounters on Capitol Hill. In fact, the movie American Blackout candidly captures just such an encounter in one of its more humorous moments when after a two-year hiatus from Congress, a black police officer recognizes me and welcomes me back to Washington, and then just across the street, a few yards away, a white police officer approaches me to ask me what office I am with. In the film I remark, "Some things never change. That's what Tupac said."

Sadly, there are only 14 black women Members of Congress. And surely our faces are distinguishable. But why my face is continually unrecognizable can only be answered by these offending police officers. Capitol Hill Police are given face recognition instructions as a part of their official training. Capitol Hill Police are required to recognize, greet, and distinguish Members of Congress as a part of their official role and responsibilities. In fact, according to the US Capitol Police, their mission is to protect and support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities. The US Capitol Police mission statement makes no distinction about selective application of its mission depending upon whether a Member of Congress is black, woman, or has a new hairstyle.

But, honestly, this incident is not about wearing a Congressional pin or changing my hairstyle.

It is true that I have changed my hairstyle. It is true that at the time I was not wearing my pin. But many Members of Congress aren't wearing their pins today. Just in the last hour at least 8 Members of Congress have been spotted speaking from the well of the House without their pins and even more have been seen on the Hill today not wearing their Congressional pin. How many of them were stopped by Capitol Hill Police? Do I have to contact the police every time I change my hairstyle? How do we account for the fact that when I wore my braids every day for 11 years, I still faced this problem, primarily from certain white police officers.

This morning at approximately 8:57 am, I was going to a Budget Committee meeting due to start at 9:00 am. I was rushing to my meeting when a white police officer yelled to me. He approached me, bodyblocked me, physically touching me. I used my arm to get him off of me. I told him not to touch me several times. He asked for my ID and I showed it to him. He then let me go and I proceeded to my meeting and I assume that the Police Officer resumed his duties. I have counseled with the Sergeant-at-Arms and Acting Assistant Chief Thompson several times before and counseled with them again on today's incident. I offered also to counsel with the offending police officer. I have agreed to try to remember to wear my pin and to notify Capitol Hill police every time I change my hairstyle.

My father was a police officer. After the tragedies on September 11th, recognizing the strain that we all were under, I wrote a letter to Sergeant-at-Arms Livingood reminding him that police officers were operating under great stress while working long hours. I asked that they be allowed to use their cell phones to contact their families to know that they were alright. No one else did this. But I did. I will not let this or any other incident dampen my resolve to support those whose work is vital and supports us. It is, however, a shame that while I conduct the country's business, I have to stop and call the police to tell them that I've changed my hairstyle so that I'm not harassed at work.

-- To change our lives, we must first change our minds. -from Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Little Book of Eastern Wisdom by Taro Gold
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