I Wish I Were In Paris

From war to peace and politics to gossip, if we have an opinion on something we'll share it here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bush's Idea For Stopping Genocide Is.....

Sanctions!! Does this sorry excuse for a President honestly think that slapping sanctions on a country that is engaged in genocide is going to actually stop the genocide? Did he learn nothing from Rwanda? Hell, who am I kidding? He was probably nursing a hangover during that whole tragedy.

While people are dying every single day in Darfur, this jackass does nothing but slap sanctions on Sudan and demand that China get involved. But why the hell should he really care? He's more concerned with "winning" in Iraq than to dirty his silver spoon hands with the whole Darfur issue.

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Lohan Goes To Rehab, AGAIN!!

Lindsay Lohan has once again checked herself into rehab. No doubt it's going to be used as an attempt to avoid time in the slammer for her recent DUI arrest.

Although I don't usually comment on stories like this, I can't help but offer my opinion on the whole subject. First of all, if she's really and truly going to rehab instead of just having "fun" like she did during her last stint in rehab, that's a good thing. Will it work? I don't know!! But it should in no way influence the outcome of her DUI offense and potential other offenses if they do decide to charge her for the cocaine found after her accident. She should get herself clean and sober, and stay that way. But she shouldn't be rewarded because she went to rehab. I'm sorry, but she in particular needs to learn a lesson. She needs to face some real consequences for her actions, and not just the threat of losing a movie role or a few years of probation. Otherwise, she'll just do it again, and again, and again.

One thing I also want to know about is why there's all this sympathy for her mother. Her mother is part of the problem here. Has she ever in her life told her daughter NO? She, in my opinion, has only made matters worse. Her father should also stay the hell out of this matter. He's certainly not going to help, and he's another part of the problem.

What I truly don't and will never understand is why these stars just ruin their lives. They have more money and things than they could ever want in life, and they just throw it all away by doing something stupid like this. It's really pathetic!!

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Monday, May 28, 2007

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

I'm currently reading the book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. When I first heard about the book coming out, I decided that I wanted to read it. So, tonight I went down to my local Barnes & Noble and plopped down $24.99 for it. It was a big purchase for me (if it's not on the bargain or clearance rack I usually won't buy it), but I wanted it. I'll let you all know if I would recommend it as soon as I'm finished reading it.

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Alabama Homeland Security Terror List

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security created a list of potential terrorists, and posted that list online. You might want to check that list to see if your name is on it.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Homeland Security has taken down a Web site it operated that included gay rights and anti-war organizations in a list of groups that could include terrorists.

Yeah, because we all know that gays and their supporters are terrorists. They're trying to destroy families, and are a threat to straight people. They must be labeled for what they are!! GET REAL!!

Those whacky, pot-smoking, bell bottom jeans wearing, anti-American, communist bastards who call themselves anti-war activists are a HUGE threat to America. They're the biggest terrorists of all!! You see, they hate America because they don't want people to die. They hate America because they hate war. They hate America because they exercise their Freedom of Speech rights. That is just completely unacceptable. I say, lock them up in Gitmo!! Oh the horror of it all!! Imagine, someone actually protesting death and destruction!! That's so...wrong!! Hey, where's John Boehner when we need a good cry? Oh, he's cried so much that he's been swept away by the flood!!

The Web site identified different types of terrorists, and included a list of groups it believed could spawn terrorists. The list also included environmentalists, animal rights advocates and abortion opponents.

The director of the department, Jim Walker, said his agency received a number of calls and e-mails from people who said they felt the site unfairly targeted certain people just because of their beliefs. He said he plans to put the Web site back on the Internet, but will no longer identify specific types of groups.

Howard Bayliss, chairman of the gay and lesbian advocacy group Equality Alabama, said he doesn't understand why gay rights advocates would be on the list.

"Our group has only had peaceful demonstrations. I'm deeply concerned we've been profiled in this discriminatory matter," Bayliss said.

The site included the groups under a description of what it called "single-issue" terrorists. That group includes people who feel they are trying to create a better world, the Web site said. It said that in some communities, law enforcement officers consider certain single issue groups to be a threat.

"Single-issue extremists often focus on issues that are important to all of us. However, they have no problem crossing the line between legal protest and ... illegal acts, to include even murder, to succeed in their goals," it read.

Walker said the site had been up since spring 2004, and had gotten a relatively small number of hits until it recently became the subject of blogs, he said.

Birmingham attorney Eric Johnston, president of the Alabama Pro Life Coalition, said he was concerned about any list that described people doing social justice work as terrorists.

"Our group's main mission is educational. The thought that we would somehow be harboring terrorists escapes me," he said.

I would agree that abortion opponents deserve to be on the list of potential terrorists. After all the anti-aborton (so-called Pro-Life) movement did produce Eric Rudolph, Mr. Terrorist himself!!

I had to laugh at the comment made by Eric Johnston who is the president of the Alabama Pro Life Coalition. He said that he was "concerned about any list that described people doing social justice work as terrorists." Social justice work? Is that what you call harassing women, and clinic workers? Is that what you call shooting abortion providers? Is that what you call bombing clinics? Social justice work!! We'll have to remember that the next time one of these "social justice workers" goes on a rampage at a clinic.

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"When Afghan Children Are Forced To Eat Mud"

If you think I'm joking, please read this commentary. If you still think I'm joking, read this story from 2002. Afghan villagers were forced to eat grass to survive.

The next time you find yourself bitching about not getting that Big Mac, be thankful that you're not dining on bread made of grass, mud, or grass porridge. Then, quit your bitching!!

"When Afghan children are forced to eat mud, it is clear we have squandered billions of dollars of aid."

How true!! How true!! It's sick!!

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

More Israeli Threats

The Israeli Prime Minister vowed that "nobody would be immune" after rocket attacks on Israel.

Although he made reference to those involved in the rocket firings, anyone with a brain knows exactly what he meant. When he said that nobody is immune, he means nobody. That means that the Israeli military will attack, arrest, and murder anyone and everyone they damn well please on the orders of the Israeli government. Meanwhile, the rest of the world sits on its ass and says or does nothing yet again. When are we going to put an end to this endless terror? Seriously, Israel is allowed to do whatever it wants to whomever it wants without facing any consequences. Whenever another country attempts to hold them accountable, the United States stops it from happening.

This is sickening and it needs to stop now!!

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Blair Is A Bush Lap Dog!! He Learned A Few New "Tricks" From His Master!!

Tony Blair is proving more and more why he truly is a Bush lap dog. He learned a few new tricks from his Master.

LONDON (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunday his government wants new anti-terror laws as he accused the courts and parliament of wrongly stressing the rights of suspects over national security.

Writing in The Sunday Times, Blair argued that the disappearance last week of three terror suspects under a form of house arrest resulted from British society's mixed-up priorities rather than from government mistakes.

"The fault is not with our services or, in this instance, with the Home Office (interior ministry). We have chosen as a society to put the civil liberties of the suspect, even if a foreign national, first," he wrote.

"I happen to believe this is misguided and wrong," said Blair.

Blair recalled that Britain adopted anti-terror laws after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States that allowed the police to detain foreign terror suspects even if they lacked evidence to prosecute them.

Such detentions freed up police resources to watch British nationals who might pose a threat, he said.

But, he added, the courts struck down the laws and forced the government instead to use "control orders," a form of house arrest that restricts the movements and communications of suspects, whether foreign or British nationals.

Although they were "better than nothing," he said, they were "much weaker than we wanted, perpetually diluted by (parliamentary) opposition amendments, constantly attacked on civil liberty grounds."

Now Lamine and Ibrahim Adam, aged 26 and 20, and Cerie Bullivant, 24, went on the run after failing to report to police Tuesday, as required by the control orders.

The Adams pair are the brothers of Anthony Garcia, 25, who was imprisoned last month for his role in a fertiliser bomb plot aimed at attacking targets in London and across Britain.

Blair also complained that the courts have blocked the government from deporting foreign nationals engaged in or inciting extremism because of fears the country they return to might torture or abuse them.

And he regretted that a vote in parliament defeated government efforts to support police requests to detain a suspect without charge for up to 90 days.

Blair, who leaves office on June 27 when he hands over to finance minister Gordon Brown, also said the government will publish new proposals on anti-terror laws in "the next few weeks."

The Sunday Times said British police could be given powers to stop and question anyone for the first time throughout Britain under the new laws the Home Office is preparing.

The newspaper said anyone who refused to cooperate could be charged with obstructing the police and fined up to 5,000 pounds (nearly 10,000 dollars).

"We are considering a range of measures for the bill and 'stop and question' is one of them," a Home Office spokeswoman said.

The police currently have the power to stop and search individuals on "reasonable grounds for suspicion" that they have committed an offence but have no rights to ask for their identity and movements.

The Blair government stepped up its approach to terrorism after September 11, 2001 and again after four British-born Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 commuters and injured hundreds of others in London on July 7, 2005.

Not to put words in the poodle's mouth, but if it's good enough for the United States it's good enough for England. You see, the poodle thinks that just because the American government can detain anyone they damn well please for as long as they damn well please without any probable cause, he should be able to do it too.

Seriously, to hell with people's rights. Why should they have the right to expect police or their government to actually have probable cause to suspect that they did something or are about to do something before actually being questioned or arrested? After all, we live in a "post 9/11 world" where people shouldn't expect to have any rights because they actually DON'T HAVE ANY RIGHTS!!

The poodle actually learned some lessons from his Master. He learned:

* If the American government can do it, so can the British government!!

* When in doubt, always throw the phrase National Security into your argument!!

* It's not the government's fault, it's society's fault!!

* Invoke 9/11 into your argument. It'll get you a long way!!

What the poodle really needs to admit is that this isn't about targeting the average WHITE Briton. This is about targeting Muslims, and Middle Eastern people.

Nobody is fooled by Blair's intentions here. Nobody is fooled by the phony excuses. Anyone with a brain knows what's really going on here, and it has nothing to do with protecting the country. Tony Blair can stop the charade!! It's old and tiresome!!

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Insanity Strikes England Again

Just when you think that people in this world couldn't get more insane, a suggestion like this is made.

Civil liberties groups are warning that the details of every Briton could soon be on the national DNA database, raising fresh concerns of a 'surveillance society'. Controversial plans being studied by the government would see the DNA of people convicted of even the most minor, non-imprisonable offences, such as dropping litter, entered on the national database.

How insane are they? They want to seriously take the DNA of a litter bug or a speeder and place it in a DNA database? Give me a break!! What's next? Getting arrested for not flushing the toilet in your own home? How about being put in the DNA database for looking at someone the wrong way? I know!! If you flip the bird, you're in the DNA database for life. After all, it's obscene and England can't have that!!

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"I Want More Babies!!"

This story is courtesy of Think Progress.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration “approved the first birth control pill that eliminates a woman’s monthly period.”

Yesterday on Fox News’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, Leslee Unruh, president of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse, argued that this pill a “pesticide” that will make women “like men.” She called it an “attack on children and families,” ending the segment with shouts of, “I want more babies. More babies. We love babies.”

You want more babies? Then go get fucked, and leave other women the hell alone bitch!! I get so tired of hearing these right-wing, Bible-thumping, conservative, Republican, Christian whackos telling women what the hell to do. I especially get tired of hearing these "women" and I use that term loosely, telling other women what they can and can't do.

Bitch, I use birth control for medical reasons. I haven't turned into a man. I haven't sprouted chest hair, an adam's apple, or developed a deep voice. Oh I forgot, using birth control makes me the Devil. I'm killing all those little unborn babies by using the pill. I'm playing GOD!! Well bitch, I have a right to play GOD when it comes to my body. If I didn't have to use birth control for medical reasons, I'd still use it. If I don't want to become a mother right now or ever, that's my business. How dare this bitch tell women that they shouldn't have a right to use birth control!! I'll use birth control as long as I damn well please!! If people don't like it, tough shit!!

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60 Year Old Woman Gives Birth

Classify this under the category RIDICULOUS!!

HACKENSACK, N.J. - The psychologist who gave birth to twin boys at age 60 said Thursday she was on a mission to let women know they have choices.

Really? We have choices? Since when? It's rather hilarious to tell us that we have choices if we're 60 years old and have just given birth to twins. But when we make a CHOICE to terminate a pregnancy then we're not supposed to have choices. When we make the CHOICE not to become a mother, we're labeled a militant feminist, selfish, a bitch, not a REAL woman, or whatever the flavor of the month is.

"Age has been redefined," Birnbaum said.

No honey, age hasn't been redefined. You're still 60. Nothing has changed about that!! I'm still the age I am. Nothing has changed about that. Age hasn't been redefined just because you gave birth at 60.

"I hope I'm a role model for my daughter, that when she gets older that she can make her own decisions based on who she is rather than what society dictates," she said.

How old must her daughter be to be able to make her own decisions? She's 29 for Christ sakes. She is certainly old enough to make her own decisions, especially when deciding that you're insane for giving birth at 60.

She said that people who consider new motherhood at her age inappropriate "need to get ready for what's coming up in our society."

What the hell is this woman talking about? What's coming up in society? Robot mothers? 100 year old women giving birth? Men giving birth? Women becoming pregnant without the help of a man in any way? Seriously, what the hell is this woman talking about?

The scariest part of it all is that she's a shrink!! God help her patients!!

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Two And A Half Or Three For Treason? We Can Do Better Than That!!

Patrick Fitzgerald has recommended that Scooter Libby be sentenced to two and a half or three years for what amounted to TREASON. So, that's the going rate for treason these days? You spend two and a half or three years in Club Fed (really will never see more than a year) for blowing a CIA officer's identity? Come on Fitzgerald, you can do better than that!!

Fitzgerald: Libby deserves 2-3 years in prison. “Former White House aide I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby betrayed the public’s trust and deserves to spend 2 1/2 to 3 years in prison for obstructing the CIA leak investigation, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Friday.”

“Particularly in a case such as this, where Mr. Libby was a high-ranking government official whose falsehoods were central to issues in a significant criminal investigation, it is important that this court impose a sentence that accurately reflects the value the judicial system places on truth-telling in criminal investigations,” Fitzgerald wrote in court documents.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton has broad discretion over Libby’s fate. Walton faces two important questions: whether to send Libby to prison and, if so, whether to delay the sentence until his appeals have run out.

Libby’s lawyers have not filed their sentencing documents yet but are expected to ask that he receive no jail time.

Mr. Fitzgerald, two and a half or three years doesn't accurately reflect the value of truth-telling in this country. Try LIFE!! Then maybe these sons of bitches will learn to tell the TRUTH!! Anything less is unacceptable!!

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A Bigot In Republican Clothing!!

Little Mitty (yes I know it's Mitt) Romney says that being anti-gay marriage is not being anti-gay. Hmm, so what does it mean to be anti-gay then Mitty?

My favorite comments out of the mouths of bigots and racists is how they have gay friends, know someone who is gay, have gay employees, know people of other races, have employees who are of other races, or have friends who are of other races. The true sign of a bigot or a racist is when they have to clarify that they know someone who is this or that, and use that to justify why they're not a racist or bigot.



In a brief interview with The Associated Press, Romney elaborated on comments made during a campaign event dubbed "Ask Mitt Anything" in which an audience member was concerned that the government could prevent pastors from preaching that homosexuality is a sin. Romney said the government shouldn't tell pastors what they can say.

Afterward, Romney would not say whether he thought homosexuality was immoral.

"I don't think that a person who's running for a secular position as I am should talk about or engage in discussions of what they in their personal faith or their personal beliefs is immoral or not immoral," the former governor said in the AP interview.

Really? So why is it that you spout off about how abortion is immoral? Why is it that you spout off about banning gay marriage? Why is it that you spout off about any topic that you feel is IMMORAL? Hmm Mitty? By your own words, you're saying that you should actually SHUT THE FUCK UP!! Why don't you listen to yourself? Things would be easier!!

"What you look for in a leader is someone who will welcome and treat with respect people who made different choices and have different beliefs in their lives and have differences. I have nothing but respect and feelings of tolerance for people with differences from myself and feel that way with regards to those who are gay," he said.

He noted that one of his Cabinet members was gay and that he appointed gays to positions of responsibility in his administration.

"I oppose discrimination against gay people," Romney said. "I am not anti-gay. I know there are some Republicans, or some people in the country who are looking for someone who is anti-gay and that's not me."

He said he is opposed to gay marriage because it's not in the best interest of children.

By attempting to ban gay marriage, you are discriminating against gay people. You are saying that they should be denied the right to marry because YOU think their "lifestyle" is immoral. YOU think it's not in the best interest of children for gay people to get married. Well let me tell you something little Mitty!! It's not in the best interest of children for many STRAIGHT people to get married either. There is just as much disfunction in a straight couple's relationship as there is in a gay couple's relationship.

Just admit it Mitty!! You're a HOMOPHOBIC BIGOT. You hate gay people. You think it's perfectly okay to discriminate against gay people. If you just admit it, you'll feel much better!!

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Keith Olbermann Speaks The Truth!!

Keith Olbermann speaks the truth!! Will anyone listen?


By Keith Olbermann
Updated: 9:33 a.m. CT May 24, 2007

A Special Comment about the Democrats’ deal with President Bush to continue financing this unspeakable war in Iraq—and to do so on his terms:

This is, in fact, a comment about… betrayal.

Few men or women elected in our history—whether executive or legislative, state or national—have been sent into office with a mandate more obvious, nor instructions more clear:

Get us out of Iraq.

Yet after six months of preparation and execution—half a year gathering the strands of public support; translating into action, the collective will of the nearly 70 percent of Americans who reject this War of Lies, the Democrats have managed only this:

The Democratic leadership has surrendered to a president—if not the worst president, then easily the most selfish, in our history—who happily blackmails his own people, and uses his own military personnel as hostages to his asinine demand, that the Democrats “give the troops their money”;
The Democratic leadership has agreed to finance the deaths of Americans in a war that has only reduced the security of Americans;
The Democratic leadership has given Mr. Bush all that he wanted, with the only caveat being, not merely meaningless symbolism about benchmarks for the Iraqi government, but optional meaningless symbolism about benchmarks for the Iraqi government.
The Democratic leadership has, in sum, claimed a compromise with the Administration, in which the only things truly compromised, are the trust of the voters, the ethics of the Democrats, and the lives of our brave, and doomed, friends, and family, in Iraq.
You, the men and women elected with the simplest of directions—Stop The War—have traded your strength, your bargaining position, and the uniform support of those who elected you… for a handful of magic beans.
You may trot out every political cliché from the soft-soap, inside-the-beltway dictionary of boilerplate sound bites, about how this is the “beginning of the end” of Mr. Bush’s “carte blanche” in Iraq, about how this is a “first step.”
Well, Senator Reid, the only end at its beginning... is our collective hope that you and your colleagues would do what is right, what is essential, what you were each elected and re-elected to do.
Because this “first step”… is a step right off a cliff.

And this President!
How shameful it would be to watch an adult... hold his breath, and threaten to continue to do so, until he turned blue.
But how horrifying it is… to watch a President hold his breath and threaten to continue to do so, until innocent and patriotic Americans in harm’s way, are bled white.
You lead this country, sir?
You claim to defend it?
And yet when faced with the prospect of someone calling you on your stubbornness—your stubbornness which has cost 3,431 Americans their lives and thousands more their limbs—you, Mr. Bush, imply that if the Democrats don’t give you the money and give it to you entirely on your terms, the troops in Iraq will be stranded, or forced to serve longer, or have to throw bullets at the enemy with their bare hands.
How transcendentally, how historically, pathetic.
Any other president from any other moment in the panorama of our history would have, at the outset of this tawdry game of political chicken, declared that no matter what the other political side did, he would insure personally—first, last and always—that the troops would not suffer.
A President, Mr. Bush, uses the carte blanche he has already, not to manipulate an overlap of arriving and departing Brigades into a ‘second surge,’ but to say in unequivocal terms that if it takes every last dime of the monies already allocated, if it takes reneging on government contracts with Halliburton, he will make sure the troops are safe—even if the only safety to be found, is in getting them the hell out of there.
Well, any true President would have done that, Sir.
You instead, used our troops as political pawns, then blamed the Democrats when you did so.

Not that these Democrats, who had this country’s support and sympathy up until 48 hours ago, have not since earned all the blame they can carry home.

“We seem to be very near the bleak choice between war and shame,” Winston Churchill wrote to Lord Moyne in the days after the British signed the Munich accords with Germany in 1938. “My feeling is that we shall choose shame, and then have war thrown in, a little later…”

That’s what this is for the Democrats, isn’t it?

Their “Neville Chamberlain moment” before the Second World War.
All that’s missing is the landing at the airport, with the blinkered leader waving a piece of paper which he naively thought would guarantee “peace in our time,” but which his opponent would ignore with deceit.
The Democrats have merely streamlined the process.
Their piece of paper already says Mr. Bush can ignore it, with impugnity.

And where are the Democratic presidential hopefuls this evening?
See they not, that to which the Senate and House leadership has blinded itself?

Judging these candidates based on how they voted on the original Iraq authorization, or waiting for apologies for those votes, is ancient history now.

The Democratic nomination is likely to be decided... tomorrow.
The talk of practical politics, the buying into of the President’s dishonest construction “fund-the-troops-or-they-will-be-in-jeopardy,” the promise of tougher action in September, is falling not on deaf ears, but rather falling on Americans who already told you what to do, and now perceive your ears as closed to practical politics.
Those who seek the Democratic nomination need to—for their own political futures and, with a thousand times more solemnity and importance, for the individual futures of our troops—denounce this betrayal, vote against it, and, if need be, unseat Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi if they continue down this path of guilty, fatal acquiescence to the tragically misguided will of a monomaniacal president.

For, ultimately, at this hour, the entire government has failed us.

Mr. Reid, Mr. Hoyer, and the other Democrats... have failed us.
They negotiated away that which they did not own, but had only been entrusted by us to protect: our collective will as the citizens of this country, that this brazen War of Lies be ended as rapidly and safely as possible.
Mr. Bush and his government... have failed us.
They have behaved venomously and without dignity—of course.
That is all at which Mr. Bush is gifted.
We are the ones providing any element of surprise or shock here.
With the exception of Senator Dodd and Senator Edwards, the Democratic presidential candidates have (so far at least) failed us.

They must now speak, and make plain how they view what has been given away to Mr. Bush, and what is yet to be given away tomorrow, and in the thousand tomorrows to come.

Because for the next fourteen months, the Democratic nominating process—indeed the whole of our political discourse until further notice—has, with the stroke of a cursed pen, become about one thing, and one thing alone.
The electorate figured this out, six months ago.
The President and the Republicans have not—doubtless will not.
The Democrats will figure it out, during the Memorial Day recess, when they go home and many of those who elected them will politely suggest they stay there—and permanently.
Because, on the subject of Iraq...
The people have been ahead of the media....
Ahead of the government...
Ahead of the politicians...
For the last year, or two years, or maybe three.

Our politics... is now about the answer to one briefly-worded question.
Mr. Bush has failed.
Mr. Warner has failed.
Mr. Reid has failed.
Who among us will stop this war—this War of Lies?
To he or she, fall the figurative keys to the nation.
To all the others—presidents and majority leaders and candidates and rank-and-file Congressmen and Senators of either party—there is only blame… for this shameful, and bi-partisan, betrayal.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Charge Them With Terrorism

A Liberty University student, and at least three others should be charged with terrorism.

A small group of protesters gathered near the funeral services to criticize the man who mobilized Christian evangelicals and made them a major force in American politics -- often by playing on social prejudices.

A group of students from Falwell's Liberty University staged a counterprotest.

And Campbell County authorities arrested a Liberty University student for having several homemade bombs in his car.

Nice one there eh? Is that what they teach you at Liberty University?

The student, 19-year-old Mark D. Uhl of Amissville, Va., reportedly told authorities that he was making the bombs to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral service. The devices were made of a combination of gasoline and detergent, a law enforcement official told ABC News' Pierre Thomas. They were "slow burn," according to the official, and would not have been very destructive.

Making bombs to stop protesters from disrupting a funeral? How insane has this country become that someone decides to make bombs to stop others from expressing themselves in what I can only assume is a non-violent manner?

And for the record Mr. or Ms. Officer, it doesn't matter if it was slow burning or wouldn't have been very destructive. The point is, bombs were made with the intent to stop protesters. We don't know that nobody would have been harmed had these bombs exploded. We don't know that nobody would have been killed had these bombs exploded. Stop trying to lessen the seriousness of what this man and others did.

"There were indications that there were others involved in the manufacturing of these devices and we are still investigating these individuals with the assistance of ATF [Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms], Virginia State Police and FBI. At this time it is not believed that these devices were going to be used to interrupt the funeral services at Liberty University," the Campbell County Sheriff's Office said in a release.

Three other suspects are being sought, one of whom is a soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., and another is a high school student. No information was available on the third suspect.

Wow, another "great" example set by our lovely military!! Did he get that bomb-making training while in the military?

What these people did amounts to terrorism. They should be locked up for life in my opinion. But I'm sure that the soldier will be awarded the Medal of Freedom (joking) for what he did. And I'm sure the others will get off with just a slap on the wrist.

By doing what they did, they're sending a message to the rest of the country that it's perfectly acceptable to threaten others with whatever weapon(s) of choice (this one being bombs) if you don't agree with them. Now the law needs to send a message to them and the rest of the country by locking them up. It's not only not acceptable, it's criminal. By definition, they are TERRORISTS and should be treated as such!!

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Monday, May 21, 2007

New Birth Control Pill

I'm going to briefly comment on this story.

A new birth control pill may be on the market soon. This pill will essentially get rid of a woman's period indefinitely. While I would say that I think it's stupid and potentially dangerous, I don't really care about it. I'm not going to take it. If other women out there want to take it, it's their business. If they're willing to accept the potential risks that may be associated with it, it's their business.

What I do have a problem with is these religious people. They need to shut the hell up about this pill. It isn't their business to be telling women what they can and can't do. If a woman wants to take it, it's their right. They need to stop bitching about how it will effectively prevent a woman from getting pregnant. Did they ever stop to think that maybe some women don't want to get pregnant? Nah!! That's not okay. All women who are able to be pregnant must be pregnant. That's the mentality of these religious asses. You know, women weren't put on this Earth just to be baby-making machines. They can do other things, and their life isn't over if they never have a child. I don't have children, and if I never have children that's my business. My life won't be over if I never become a mother. It's not the business of these religious asses to tell me that I can't use birth control, or that I must be a mother. Get a life!!

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Catholic Bishops Sue Over South Park

Oh those funny Catholics. If they're not bitching about one thing, they're bitching about another. This time, they're bitching about an episode of South Park and have decided to sue over it.

Catholic bishops say a case they have brought before the High Court could have a big impact on the community.

They launched a legal case over a controversial episode of the animated television show South Park, featuring a menstruating Virgin Mary.

Catholics complained to the Broadcasting Standards Authority when it was screened, but the complaint was thrown out.

Lawyers for the bishops have appealed to the High Court, claiming the programme breached obligations under the Broadcasting Act.

Church spokeswoman Lindsay Freer says the court has reserved its decision.

So, let me see if I have this straight. We're supposed to believe that the Virgin Mary actually existed. The Virgin Mary was a woman. So, why is it wrong to suggest that the Virgin Mary had a period? It's a fact of life. Women have periods. If she existed, she had a period. What's the problem here?

Oh, I know what the problem is here. You can't touch the "sacred" religious figures. You can't say anything about them because it's an insult to Christianity. Funny, but I don't see any other Christian denomination complaining. It's only the Catholics. Wow, big shocker there!!

Here's a suggestion, GROW UP!! It's called television. If you don't like it, don't watch it. It's that simple. Those of us who actually want to watch it will, and are entitled to watch whatever we want. The religious stations on my television offend and insult me, but I'm not suing. The Vatican channel on my television offends and insults me, but I'm not suing. If you want to talk about ridiculous lawsuits, here's one for you!!

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Jimmy Carter Is Irrelevant?

The Bush Administration declared that Jimmy Carter was "irrelevant." Big fat surprise there!! Not!! Everyone's is irrelevant to the Bush Administration unless they agree with the "King" or kiss his ass.

"I think it's sad that President Carter's reckless personal criticism is out there," said Fratto. "I think it's unfortunate. And I think he is proving to be increasingly irrelevant with these kinds of comments."

Hmm, I seem to recall reckless personal criticism being hurled at Bill Clinton for getting a blowjob from Monica. I seem to recall reckless personal criticism being hurled at Bill Clinton on a daily basis. But that was okay!! Telling the truth about Bush is wrong, and makes you irrelevant. Nice double standard there!! What are they afraid of if Bush hears the criticism? Are they afraid of another "pretzel" mishap?

Since when has telling the truth become a "reckless" thing to do? Isn't that what the Bushies said when they took office? Didn't they vow to tell the truth? Didn't they say something about the adults being back in office? It certainly doesn't look like that to me. Don't we always tell our children to tell the truth? So, when Jimmy Carter tells the truth about Bush being the worst President in history, it's all of a sudden a reckless thing to do. Ooh, shame on Jimmy Carter. Perhaps he should be thrown in Gitmo for, oh I don't know, compromising national security. I mean, telling the truth puts this country at risk. At risk from what you may ask? Well, at risk of actually knowing the FUCKING TRUTH. You see, they can't have the American people knowing the truth. They can't have the American people thinking for themselves instead of being told what to think and do. They can't have the American people wake up to the reality of the situation. If that means throwing Carter's ass in Gitmo or sending him off to some secret location in a foreign country to be tortured until he admits that Bush is the greatest President this country has ever had, so be it.

"Apparently, Sunday mornings in Plains for former President Carter includes hurling reckless accusations at your fellow man," said Amber Wilkerson, Republican National Committee spokeswoman.

Yeah, and when people were hurling rape accusations at Bill Clinton it wasn't being reckless. Right? No, not quite. When they wanted Bill Clinton impeached for a blowjob, that wasn't reckless. Right? No, not quite. The Republicans wasted our money investigating Bill Clinton over reckless accusations for years. But that wasn't reckless was it? No, not quite.

I'll tell little Ms. Amber Wilkerson what is RECKLESS. What is reckless is a Resident and his cohorts sending our citizens to fight in a war with a country that had absolutely nothing to do with harming us. What is reckless is a Resident and his cohorts LYING and hurling ridiculous accusations around about Iraq. What is reckless is a Resident and his cohorts ignoring the demands of the majority of Americans to get the hell out of a country that they had no business invading in the first place. What is not only reckless but immoral and criminal is a Resident and his cohorts who are responsible for the deaths of over 600,000 innocent Iraqis and thousands more people in Afghanistan refusing to take responsibility for what they've done. What is reckless and criminal is denying these TRUTHS. So little Ms. Amber Wilkerson, you can spout off about anything you want. But you're only making yourself look like the complete ignorant jackass that you are.

If the truth hurts, too bad!! The right can spin this thing any way they want. It's still the truth.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Religious Insanity Strikes Again!!

A two-month old baby girl in Texas was microwaved by her father on May 10th. She survived the microwaving, and her father has been arrested.

The part of the story that I just don't understand, and probably never will has to do with the mother. The mother blames the DEVIL. Yep, that's right!! The Devil. You see according to her, "The Devil disapproved of his efforts to become a preacher."

Jesus Christ, when will these insane religious people get a clue? Rather than blame her husband for what he did, she'd prefer to blame the Devil. CALLING ALL MEN IN WHITE COATS!! CALLING ALL MEN IN WHITE COATS!! THIS WOMAN IS IN NEED OF A STRAIGHT JACKET AND A PADDED ROOM IN THE PSYCH WARD!! It must be nice to tune out from reality, and just blame someone or something that doesn't exist.

The mother says that she is "hoping to be reunited with her daughter." However, the most encouraging part of the story is that Child Protective Services is seeking to have all parental rights terminated. Who can blame them? On the one hand you have the father who microwaved his child. On the other hand, you have the mother who is delusional by believing that the DEVIL did it. How could anyone in their right mind place this child back into the custody of either of these people? I'm ecstatic that CPS has decided to seek the termination of parental rights of both of these people who are clearly insane!!

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Blair To Become Catholic After Leaving PM Position?

Tony Blair is rumored to be converting to Catholicism after leaving his PM position.

That's nice!! He'll just join a long list of corrupt Catholics!! Maybe when Bush leaves office, he'll declare that he too is converting to Catholicism. Then you'll have the Pope who was a member of the Nazi Youth, and two former politicians who are responsible for the deaths of over 600,000 innocent Iraqis. Man, that's a great trio of poster children for the Catholic Church!!

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The Catholic Church, Plan B, And Connecticut

Yet again the Catholic Church has decided to inject itself into government business. This time, they've decided to go after the Plan B legislation in Connecticut.

(Hartford-WTNH)_The hierarchy of the catholic church in Connecticut is making a final attempt to change the new Plan B law. It requires all hospitals in the state to provide emergency contraception to rape victims.

What problem does the Catholic Church have with rape victims? If the Catholic Church isn't suggesting that women may lie that they were raped just to get the morning after pill, they're busy trying to stop a pregnant rape victim from aborting her rapist's spawn. I seriously want to know what the hell their problem is with rape victims. They don't give a damn about a rape victim, and if they tell you otherwise they're full of shit. Just look at the child rape victims of the Catholic Church if you need any other proof that they don't give a damn.

Harris is the one who negotiated with representatives of the church to a compromise he was told the church would accept. The compromise has a third person dispense the Plan B pill as has been done in New York and New Jersey. But sources said Mansell later claimed that was not acceptable to him.

Excuse me? Since when does the Catholic Church get a say in government business? There is such a thing as SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. By "negotiating" with the Catholic Church, that separation has been violated.

On another note, why is Harris the least bit shocked that the "compromise" was rejected by the Catholic Church when they said they would accept it? It's not like they've never lied before!!

Lawmakers passed the law anyway and Gov. Jodi Rell has now signed it. It is possible to change the law through what is called a technical adjustment, but that would have to be done by June 6th.

The Archbishop said the church is considering all options, including a court challenge to the law.

Go right ahead Mr. Archbishop!! You can sue all you want. But the fact remains that this is the law. I've heard several Catholics make comments about how people of other religions should shut up and follow the law because it's the law. They say that even though certain laws may go against a religious belief, it's still the law. So, perhaps the Catholic Church should take its own advice and shut up because it's THE LAW!!

I wouldn't count on it though because these people don't know how to shut up and follow the law. They try everything they can do to avoid having to follow the law, be it about abortion, Plan B, gays, or anything else that they feel is "against THEIR religious beliefs."

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Yet Another Republican Hypocrite!! This Time It's Delay!!

Tom Delay says "only liberals make Nazi references." Yet, he has made several Nazi remarks about "liberals." Oops, I guess he's one big fat LIAR!!

Writing on his blog this morning, ex-Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) accuses liberals and “the radical left” of being the “only” people who enjoy “likening the United States to Nazi Germany,” ignoring his own past comments comparing American liberals to “the ranks of scoundrels like Hitler.”

Noting a recent speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which the head of state apparently compared U.S foreign policy to that of the Third Reich, DeLay hypocritically launched into an attack on liberals:

Odd, I only thought it was the radical left in our own nation which enjoys likening the United States to Nazi Germany. Apparently this disease has spread to Russia as well.

As recently as last month, DeLay made comments comparing American liberals to Nazis. On April 10, appearing on WERS radio in Boston, DeLay claimed that the process that saw him indicted for money laundering, which would be the American legal system, “is the same process” that led to the Holocaust: “it may be six million jews, it may be indicting someone on laws that don’t exist, but it’s the same philosophy, it’s the same world view,” said DeLay.

DeLay also compared liberals to Nazis in his recently released book, “No Retreat, No Surrender”:

“I believe it was Adolf Hitler who first acknowledged that the big lie is more effective than the little lie, because the big lie is so audacious, such an astonishing immorality, that people have a hard time believing anyone would say it if it wasn’t true. You know, the big lie — like the Holocaust never happened or dark-skinned people are less intelligent than light-skinned people. Well, by charging this big lie” — that DeLay violated campaign-finance laws in Texas —“liberals have finally joined the ranks of scoundrels like Hitler.”

DeLay is demonstrating a Gonzales-like memory when he claims that Nazi analogies are an exclusive tool of liberals. In fact, DeLay and many of his conservative allies, are more than happy to make Nazi references if it suits their political aims.

You're damn right he's displaying a "Gonzales-like memory." The right wing, conservative, Republican, Bible-thumping, Christian whackos have absolutely NO problem making Nazi references. Yet, when someone else makes a reference to them being Nazi-like or the United States being Nazi-like, hell hath no fury!! They go absolutely nuts when it happens. Talk about being a hypocrite!!

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This Is How Bush And Co. "Support" The Troops

I found this story from armytimes.com, and it shows just how Bush and Co. "support" the troops.

Troops don’t need bigger pay raises, White House budget officials said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy laying out objections to the House version of the 2008 defense authorization bill.

The Bush administration had asked for a 3 percent military raise for Jan. 1, 2008, enough to match last year’s average pay increase in the private sector. The House Armed Services Committee recommends a 3.5 percent pay increase for 2008, and increases in 2009 through 2012 that also are 0.5 percentage point greater than private-sector pay raises.

The slightly bigger military raises are intended to reduce the gap between military and civilian pay that stands at about 3.9 percent today. Under the bill, HR 1585, the pay gap would be reduced to 1.4 percent after the Jan. 1, 2012, pay increase.

Bush budget officials said the administration “strongly opposes” both the 3.5 percent raise for 2008 and the follow-on increases, calling extra pay increases “unnecessary.”

“When combined with the overall military benefit package, the president’s proposal provides a good quality of life for service members and their families,” the policy statement says. “While we agree military pay must be kept competitive, the 3 percent raise, equal to the increase in the Employment Cost Index, will do that.”

The House of Representatives plans on passing the bill tomorrow. The Senate Armed Services Committee has announced it will start writing its version of the bill next week.

Two items in the House defense bill could lead to a veto, the policy statement warns. One is a change in the National Security Personnel system that would back away from the pay-for-performance initiative pushed by the Bush administration and reverse some of the flexibility provided in current law. The second issue that could prompt a veto are Buy America provisions in the bill that White House officials said “would impose unrealistically arduous requirements.”

In addition to the pay raise, there are other personnel initiatives in the bill that the White House opposes.

A prohibition on converting medical jobs held by military members into civilian positions drew opposition. “This will eliminate the flexibility of the Secretary of Defense to use civilian medical personnel for jobs away from the battlefield and at the same time use the converted military billets to enhance the strength of operating units,” the policy statement says.

A death gratuity for federal civilian employees who die in support of military operations, and new benefits for disabled retirees and the survivors of military retirees also drew complaints.

This includes the transfer of the GI Bill benefits program for reservists from the Department of Defense to the Department of Veterans Affairs, a step that GI Bill supporters said is needed to set the stage for increases in reserve benefits that have been kept low by the military because it views the program as a retention incentive rather than a post-service education program.

Refusal by lawmakers to approve Tricare fees for beneficiaries, something administration officials view as an important step in holding down health care cost, also drew opposition, along with a provision imposing price controls on prescription drugs dispensed to Tricare users.

Nice huh!! And who supports the troops? Certainly not this jackass who says that the military doesn't need a pay raise. Certainly not this jackass who says that people shouldn't be given a death gratuity if they die in support of military operations. Certainly not this jackass who says that disabled vets and survivors of these vets shouldn't receive benefits.

So, what is the difference between a 3% pay raise and a 3.5% pay raise? Six dollars!! This sick son of a bitch is threatening to veto this over six fucking dollars.

Last night on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Todd Bowers — an Iraq war veteran and director of government affairs for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America — broke down the White House’s position in dollar terms. Bowers explained that the difference between a 3 percent and 3.5 percent pay raise is the difference of six bucks a month for the average servicemember. Bowers said:

[The average servicemember] gets $1300 a month. You got expenses that you have to cover for. You got to take care of family members, car payments. It essentially adds up. This 3% raise would give them approximately $29 extra dollars, alright. Point five percent gives them an extra $6 dollars. We’re talking about $6 for someone that is serving over in Iraq and Afghanistan that is away from their families. It’s not too much to ask.

The Congress of the United States votes every damn year to give themselves a pay raise. Most of these bastards make $100,000 or more a year. The Resident makes $400,000 a year in the White House. And these assholes want to bitch about six fucking dollars? If the average service person gets $1,300 a month, that's $15,600 a year which is way below POVERTY level. Add in the raise and their yearly income is $16,020. BIG FUCKING DEAL!! Is it really too much to give someone who is putting their life on the line for this ridiculous, illegal, immoral war? I don't think so!! But Bush and Co. do!!

Who is it that supports the troops again?

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Brownback Thinks He Has A Uterus

The title was taken from Think Progress. Here is the story.

Brownback thinks he has a uterus.During last night’s presidential debate, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) repeatedly motioned to his stomach to argue against pro-choice policies. “Here in the womb,” he said, there “is a child that we’re talking about doing this to.” Brownback argued specifically for prohibiting rape and incest victims from obtaining an abortion.

Tell that to the rape and incest victims Brownback. Tell them that although they were violated in the most horrific way, it doesn't matter what they want. It doesn't matter how they feel. The only thing that matters is the fetus.
BROWNBACK: And I think that’s the thing we’ve got to really look at here, is, what are we doing? We talk about abortion, but abortion is a procedure. This is a life that we’re talking about. And it’s a terrible situation where there’s a rape that’s involved or incest.

But it nonetheless remains that this is a child that we’re talking about doing this to, of ending the life of this child. Will that make the woman in a better situation if that’s what takes place? And I don’t think so, and I think we can explain it when we look at it for what it is: a beautiful child of a loving God, that we ought to protect in all circumstances in all places, here in the womb, somebody that’s struggling in poverty, a family that’s struggling. We should work and look at all life, be pro-life and whole-life for everybody.

So let me get this straight. God is loving, yet "he" allows rape and incest to happen. How is that loving? How is allowing a woman or child to be violated a loving thing? Explain that one Mr. Brownback!!

Also, what's this crap about struggling in poverty or a family that's struggling? Is he suggesting that only poor, struggling women have abortions? Is he suggesting that only poor, struggling women and children are raped and are victims of incest? Once again, he just proves how idiotic and insane he truly is. Once again, it's not about a woman's rights. It's about the rights of a fetus, and ultimately the rights of the rapist. That's a great message to be sending!! NOT!!

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Texas School District Sued Over Bible Classes

A school district in Texas is being sued over the teaching of Bible classes in public schools. I can't say that I'm surprised. It's only a matter of time before all school districts get sued. They claim that they're teaching about all religions. Yet, the only religious text that they're using is the Bible which means that they're teaching about CHRISTIANITY.

Where are the texts for other religions and beliefs like Ásatrú, Ayyavazhi, Bahá'í Faith, Bön, Buddhism, Discordianism, Etruscan religion, Hinduism, Lingayatism, Hermeticism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Mandaeanism, Manichaeism, Neopaganism, Orphism, Rastafari movement, Samaritanism, Shinto, Sikhism, Spiritism, Taoism, Wicca, and Zoroastrianism just to name a few? If they're teaching about all religions and beliefs, why aren't these being taught? Why aren't the students reading out of the texts of these religious faiths? Hmm, it couldn't be because they're LYING about what they're teaching!! Nah, never happen!! They wouldn't lie because they're good Christians!! Christians don't lie!! No, never!!

I think it's great that the school district is being sued. You clearly aren't teaching about other religious beliefs if you're only using the Bible. The classes need to go.

(AP) DALLAS Two advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a West Texas school district on behalf of eight parents who say a Bible course violates their religious liberty.

"Religion is very important in my family and we are very involved in our religious community. But the public schools are no place for religious indoctrination that promotes certain beliefs that not all the kids in the school share," Doug Hildebrand, an ordained Presbyterian deacon who is among the plaintiffs, said in a written statement released by the ACLU.

You're damn right!!
"There is no question that these Bible electives are constitutional," said Kelly Shackelford, Liberty Legal's chief counsel. "The United States Supreme Court has stated more than once that teaching about the Bible is not only constitutional, but essential to a quality education. This lawsuit is a loser."

Hmm, I don't recall the United States Supreme Court ever saying that the Bible is essential to a quality education. What the hell is this person smoking? I've also never heard them say that it is constitutional to teach the Bible in a public school. The only losers I see here are the people who are trying to push the Bible on children in public schools in order to indoctrinate them with one religious belief. That is who the losers are in this situation!!

See you in court!!

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Why Must We Tolerate The Catholic Church?

They're nothing but sick, disgusting criminals!! So, why is it that we must tolerate the Catholic Church?

WASHINGTON – A Mexican cardinal who's been accused in a U.S. civil lawsuit of covering up child rape in Mexico and Southern California has said that Roman Catholic Church officials used coded language to communicate with one another about problem priests.

In a March 26 court filing that McClatchy Newspapers obtained, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, who oversees the Archdiocese of Mexico City, says he told Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony that a priest who's now wanted on criminal charges of child rape was moving from Mexico to Los Angeles for "family and health reasons."

"The phrase 'family and health reasons' was used within the Church to warn that a priest suffers from some sort of problem," Rivera says in his written declaration.

Rivera says he expected the phrase to trigger questions about the Rev. Nicolas Aguilar, who'd been forced to leave a parish in Mexico over suspected homosexual behavior.

"I anticipated that Cardinal Mahony would request a more detailed account of Fr. Aguilar's history and problems if he decided to consider Fr. Aguilar as an employee of the Los Angeles Archdiocese," Rivera says.

The reported communication between the clergymen about Aguilar took place two decades ago, but it's now at the heart of a civil lawsuit that accuses two of the world's most prominent Roman Catholic clergymen of conspiring to cover up sex crimes.

Advocates for victims of abuse said Rivera's statement that the phrase was code confirmed what they'd long suspected: that church leaders used a special code when discussing sensitive matters.

"This is the first evidence I have seen that there truly is such a code," said Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

Rivera made the statement in a declaration filed in California Superior Court in which he argues that the court lacks jurisdiction to include him as a defendant. The declaration, while part of the court file, hadn't previously been made public.

Rivera implies that the court should focus on Mahony, who heads the largest Catholic diocese in the United States.

"It points the finger at another cardinal. It's the first time I have ever seen that in this kind of litigation," said Jeff Anderson, a lawyer based in St. Paul, Minn., who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Joaquin Aguilar Mendez, 26, a former altar boy and Mexico City resident. Anderson has represented accusers in church sex-abuse cases for 24 years.

Aguilar Mendez, 26, who isn't related to the Rev. Aguilar, alleges that Aguilar raped him in 1994 in a church in Mexico City. He charges that the abuse would never have happened had Rivera and Mahony not conspired to protect the priest.

Aguilar is wanted on rape charges in the United States that were filed in 1988. His whereabouts are unknown, but he's thought to be in Mexico.

These sick SOB's deserve to be locked up right next to Rev. Aguilar. What they did (more like what they didn't do) amounts to aiding and abetting a child molester. But what else is new? They've been doing it for years, and have gotten away with it. They should all be locked up and the key needs to be thrown away. Tell me again why it is that we tolerate the Catholic Church, and let them get away with helping child molesters?

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

SC Calls It A "Compromise." Women Shouldn't Have To "Compromise."

The state Senate in South Carolina passed what they called a "compromise" bill on the ultrasound/abortion issue.

Women shouldn't have to compromise their rights to an abortion. They shouldn't be forced to have an ultrasound done before having an abortion. They shouldn't be forced to view the ultrasound images. It is our right to have an abortion, and anyone that tries to derail that right is SICK!!

Women seeking an abortion in South Carolina would be able, but not required, to view an ultrasound first under a compromise bill that received approval Wednesday in the state Senate.

The compromise, passed on a voice vote without debate, would also require women to reflect on the image they saw. It meant to maximize the time between a woman seeing her ultrasound, if she chooses, and her scheduled abortion.

"The point is to have a period of reflection," said Republican Sen. Mike Fair, a sponsor of the measure. "This is as good as we could do, and we think it's reasonable."

What is "reasonable" here is for all these pro-lifers to shut the hell up. They need to stop telling someone else what they can do. It's not their business. I'm also really fed up with men thinking that they have a right to tell women what they can do. A woman doesn't need a "reflection" period before having an abortion. They don't need to "reflect" upon the ultrasound image. How many more days are they intending to add to the waiting period before a woman can have an abortion? Oh I know, 9 months. That way, a woman can't have an abortion because she'll be ready to give birth.

I'm sick and tired of this so-called PRO-LIFE crap. Go get fucked, and stay the hell out of our business!!

As the great George Carlin said, "If you're pre-born, you're fine. If you're preschool, you're fucked!!"

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Catholic Church "Still The Boss"

I couldn't help but laugh at this ridiculous statement.

The Catholic Church is still the boss. Get real!! As I've stated many times before, the Catholic Church needs to keep the hell out of a country's business. They only think they're "boss" because these countries don't have a backbone. They don't have the balls to tell the Catholic Church to stay the hell out of their business. It's quite simple. If you say nothing, you give someone power. If you say something, you take someone's power away.

Political clout wielded by the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines has diminished in recent years but not so much that politicians would risk angering the bishops over issues such as birth control, analysts say.

Ooh, what are they going to do to you? Take your birthday away? Grow a pair of balls!!

Media and campaign strategist Reli German noted that in any electoral race, "the rule of thumb is you must not antagonize any sector."

"Especially a sect or a religious organization that has a large voting block," he said. "Therefore, it is imperative for anyone seeking office to win them over."

The best way, he said, would be to "go the safe course and go by what the Church and state dictate."

Yeah, do what the church dictates because you don't know how to think for yourself. You don't know how to do anything for yourself. Don't these people get it? The Church has them right where they want them. They want to control them, and they know that they can because these people give them the control. They'll never learn!!

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Good Riddance To The Bad Rubbish!!

Excuse me while I dance a jig!! JERRY FALWELL IS DEAD!! It couldn't have happened to a "nicer" person!!

AOL actually had the nerve to title its story on this as "Christian Right Loses A Hero." Hero my ass!! But I guess he would be considered a hero to the Christian Right given the fact that he spouted off about shit that they agree with. But he wasn't a hero to anyone else. He was scum!!

Falwell has found himself at the center of several controversies, such as the one sparked by his comments two days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in which he seemed to blame "abortionists," gays, lesbians, the ACLU and People for American Way for causing the attacks, saying they "helped this happen."

Courtesy of BrainyQuote, here are some of Falwell's statements.

Homosexuality is Satan's diabolical attack upon the family that will not only have a corrupting influence upon our next generation, but it will also bring down the wrath of God upon America.

If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.

AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.

Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.

The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.

We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.

Here are some more Falwell quotes from Positive Atheism's Big List.
If we are going to save America and evangelize the world, we cannot accommodate secular philosophies that are diametrically opposed to Christian truth ... We need to pull out all the stops to recruit and train 25 million Americans to become informed pro-moral activists whose voices can be heard in the halls of Congress.

The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior.

The ACLU is to Christians what the American Nazi party is to Jews.

I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One's misbehavior does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc., are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status.

I hope Falwell enjoys spending eternity in HELL with his buddies because he certainly isn't in heaven!!

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Tommy Thompson's Gay Remark "Explained"

GOP Presidential hopeful Tommy Thompson "explained" why he said that employers should be allowed to fire gay people. You see, he really, really, really, really, really had to use the bathroom. He also had the flu and bronchitis. And, his hearing aid died. Nice one Tommy!! Too bad nobody believes him except for those delusional followers of his that think he actually has a chance in hell of being the next President.

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — Expanding on his reason for saying at a debate that an employer should be allowed to fire someone for being gay, Tommy Thompson on Saturday blamed a dead hearing aid and his need to use the bathroom.

Thompson, speaking to reporters after giving an address at the state GOP convention, also said he was suffering from the flu and bronchitis and had been admitted to a hospital emergency room three days prior to the May 3 debate.

"Nobody knows that," Thompson said. "I've been very sick. ... I was very sick the day of the debate. I had all of the problems with the flu and bronchitis that you have, including running to the bathroom. I was just hanging on. I could not wait until the debate got off so I could go to the bathroom."

Thompson said he thought he was being asked if there were enough laws already to address discrimination in the workplace. The question at the debate was, "If a private employer finds homosexuality immoral, should he be allowed to fire a gay worker?"

Thompson replied: "I think that is left up to the individual business. I really sincerely believe that that is an issue that business people have got to make their own determination as to whether or not they should be."

Hey Tommy Boy, own up to what you said and stop making excuses. I don't care if your hearing aid died or not. You still have one good ear. You knew exactly what the question was. I've been seriously ill at times, and I'm still coherent!! What's your excuse? Oh that's right, you had to use the potty!! What a shame!! Tommy Boy revealed his true colors for all the world to see. And for the record, if he was that sick he could have simply pulled out of the debate.

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HIV/AIDS Ignorance And Facts

New Jersey is attempting to become the first state to require HIV/AIDS testing for both a pregnant woman and the child.

As I was surfing some blogs this morning, I came across ignorant statements about HIV/AIDS. It's 2007, and people are still delusional about the disease. They don't get it!! They think that just because they're married they're not going to get the disease. I mean, don't you know that all wedding vows are sacred, and nobody ever breaks those wedding vows?

Another ignorant statement has to do with condom use. I get so sick and tired of hearing religious people (especially Catholics) profess that condom use is EVIL. Given the choice between using a condom to prevent getting HIV or not using a condom so that they stay true to their faith and getting HIV, some of these morons would honestly choose the second option. They don't want to go to hell for actually putting on a condom. The problem there is the Church. Their faith teaches them that condoms are evil because they "prevent life." But what they refuse to acknowledge is that not using a condom also TAKES LIFE. The Church also doesn't help when they have these lunatics preaching about how condoms are laced with AIDS.

Another ignorant statement has to do with abstinence. I'm sick and tired of hearing that the only solution to preventing disease is abstinence. It's a crock!! If we're being realistic, you're not going to prevent everyone in the world from having sex. If they're going to have sex, they're going to have sex. It's nothing more than pushing your moral and religious beliefs on other people.

The following statistics and information is from the Global Health Council:

* By the end of 2005, 40.3 million people were living with HIV/AIDS, including 17.5 million women and 2.3 million children under the age of 15.

* 4.9 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2005, including 700,000 children. Of these, 3.2 million new infections occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa.

* In 2005 alone, a total of 3.1 million people died of HIV/AIDS-related causes.

* World-wide, only one in ten persons infected with HIV has been tested and knows his/her HIV status.

* Ninety-six percent of people with HIV live in the developing world, most in sub-Saharan Africa. The epidemic continues to grow in this region, with nearly a million new infections between 2003 and 2005.

* In some African countries, three quarters of those infected are women - many of whom have not had more than one sexual partner.

* An estimated 5 to 6 million people in low- and middle-income countries will die in the next two years if they do not receive antiretroviral treatment (ART). At the end of 2005, only one in seven Asians and one in ten Africans who need ART were receiving it.

* In six African countries, (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe), more than one in five of all pregnant women have HIV/AIDS. In Swaziland, nearly 40% of pregnant women are HIV-positive.

* Without prevention efforts, 35% of children born to an HIV positive mother will become infected with HIV. At least a quarter of newborns infected with HIV die before age one, and up to 60% will die before reaching their second birthdays.

* Injecting drug use and commercial sex work are fueling the epidemic across Asia and Eastern Europe, and few countries are sufficiently reaching out to these marginalized groups or addressing the poverty that often underlies these behaviors.

* Discrimination against vulnerable groups is evident in the Russian Federation, where more than 90% of the estimated one million people living with HIV were infected through injecting drug use, but represent only 13% of those receiving antiretroviral therapy.

* By the end of 2005, women accounted for nearly half of all people living with AIDS worldwide, and represent almost 60% of infections in sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of HIV on women is also growing in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South and South-East Asia. Moreover, young women are several times more likely than young men to contract the disease through heterosexual contact. Worldwide, 62% of infected young people are girls, and that number soars to 77% in sub-Saharan Africa. A woman's vulnerability to the virus is attributable not only to biological differences, but also to deeply entrenched socio-economic inequalities that further compound her risk.

* Because 70% of the world's poor are women, women have fewer economic options. They are far more vulnerable because of absolute poverty to engage in transactional sex to pay for food, school fees and other necessities. They are also vulnerable to coercive or forced sex and often unable to negotiate condom use. One in three women world-wide have been affected by gender-based violence, but poor women are even more likely to be abused.

* Many women, particularly married women, cannot control the circumstances under which sex takes place. Research in several countries shows that for far too many young girls, the first sexual experience is coerced or forced. Married women are especially unable to negotiate sex or condom use with their husbands who may have extramarital partners. Some research indicates that married women are in fact more at risk for HIV than unmarried women because they are more frequently exposed to intercourse within marriage.

* HIV-positive women may transmit HIV to their children during pregnancy, in childbirth or through breastfeeding. Today, mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV is the primary mode of acquisition of HIV for the more than 2 million children living with HIV. While antiretroviral therapy significantly reduces the risk of MTCT of HIV, prevention coverage in the 30 African countries with the highest HIV prevalence is only 5 percent.

* As AIDS ravages families and communities, the burden of caring for ill family members rests mainly with women and girls - many of whom may be seriously ill themselves. A woman affected by HIV/AIDS is plunged further into poverty, losing the ability to provide for herself and her children. Combined with pervasive social stigma and the collapse of traditional family and support structures, HIV/AIDS is eroding the status of women in many countries.

I'm tired of the ignorance!! This is not a "gay person's" disease. This is not a "drug user's" disease. This is a disease that anyone can get. Stop taking the ignorant approach that because you're married you're not going to get the disease. Your spouse could CHEAT, or they could become infected accidently with the disease. You could be a rape victim, and contract the disease through no fault of your own if your rapist has HIV. You could be given a bad blood transfusion, and contract the disease through no fault of your own. You could be working in the medical profession, and contract the disease by accidently pricking yourself with an infected needle from a patient. There are things that could happen. It doesn't just take drug use and promiscuity to get this disease.

People need to wake up because this is not the 80's when nobody knew a damn thing about this disease. They need to stop spouting their archaic moral and religious beliefs. They need to check back into reality!! We need to be proactive, and reactive instead of simply dismissing it with an "oh well, it's your own damn fault" attitude.

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Ridiculous CNN Poll

I was surfing the CNN website this morning, and came across their QuickVote poll for the day. Talk about schauvinistic!!

Here is the poll:

With mom taking a day off for Mother's Day, how will the chores get done?

* We'll do them Sunday - 42% 6311 votes

* She can do them Monday - 58% 8730 votes

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Friday, May 11, 2007

"Avoid The Snares Of Evil"

The Pope said that "youths must avoid the snares of evil."


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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bush's Plan To Boost Morale In Kansas

Bush visited Kansas today to tour the damage from the recent tornadoes.

What's Bush's plan to boost morale? I'm really not sure, but he wants to "touch somebody's soul." Why not tell them to take a trip on down to Disney World? After all, that's what he told us to do after 9/11.

"My mission today is to lift people's spirits as best as I possibly can," he said. "And hopefully touch somebody's soul by representing our country and to let people know that while there was a dark day in the past, there's brighter days ahead."

He could boost people's spirits by LEAVING!! Brighter days ahead? Didn't you tell that to the victims of Hurricane Katrina or Karina as your wife called it? They're still homeless. They're still jobless. Some are still living in tent cities. Some are still living in hazardous FEMA-provided mobile homes. Some still don't even know if their family and friends are dead or alive. Bodies are still turning up under the rubble. When are their brighter days coming George?

I truly feel for the people in Kansas and other towns that were hit by these recent tornadoes. But, I would suggest that they don't count on getting any federal help. The federal government is playing the blame game just like they did after Hurricane Katrina. Now they're blaming the governor of Kansas, saying it's her fault if there are delays. Don't count on help because the people in Mississippi and Louisiana are still waiting for their promised help. They're never going to get it, and neither are the people of Kansas.

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"Genocide Olympics"

The United States is once again acting like the biggest hypocrite on the face of the Earth. This time, it's about China and Sudan.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100 U.S. lawmakers sent China's President Hu Jintao a letter on Wednesday warning of "disaster" for the 2008 Olympic Games if Beijing fails to do more to stop carnage in Chinese ally Sudan's Darfur region.

Really? Is that a threat? How the whole Darfur situation is China's problem is beyond me. It's interesting how the U.S., and these lawmakers are trying to wash their hands of any responsibility. They talk about genocide in Darfur, yet they don't do a damn thing about it. No, it's China's problem because they're the biggest trade partner with Sudan. BIG DEAL!! It's not China's and only China's responsibility to speak out against the genocide in Darfur. Every country, man, woman, and child has an obligation to speak out against the genocide in not just Darfur but every place where it's happening. Everyone has an obligation to step in and try to stop it. But no, it's not the responsibility of the United States. It's only China's responsibility.

"It would be a disaster for China if the games were to be marred by protests, from concerned individuals and groups, who will undoubtedly link your government to the continued atrocities in Darfur, if there is no significant improvement in the conditions," said the letter.

Yet another threat? Are you going to fly in people that you picked to protest? Are you going to purposely ruin the Olympics in Beijing? In case you've forgotten the purpose of the Olympics, maybe you should refresh your memory. The purpose of the Olympics is for people from around the world to come together for two weeks to live and compete side by side in peace. The purpose is not to deliberately sabotage the Olympics that are being hosted in another country. That's the problem with the United States. They have no respect for other countries.

Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor ever to serve in the U.S. Congress and a staunch critic of authoritarian states, noted there were calls in some quarters to boycott what some activists have been calling the "Genocide Olympics."

Nice one!! The Genocide Olympics? These people are absolutely sick!! Why don't we refer to the Super Bowl as the Slaughter Bowl? Let's change the Stanley Cup to the Slaughter Cup. Or maybe the next time the Olympics come to the United States if they ever do again, we can fly in people to protest the United States for its immoral, illegal slaughter of 600,000 plus innocent people in Iraq and thousands more in Afghanistan. I'm sure by the time the Olympics do return to the United States, we'll still be in Iraq and Afghanistan. The number of innocent people who have been slaughtered at the hands of the United States will likely be in the millions. We'll have moved on to invading a few other countries by then too.

If the United States wants to be a hypocrite, be my guest. But have enough class and respect to leave the Olympics out of your hypocrisy. These people disgust me. They're cowards!! They display their hypocrisy for all the world to see by threatening China. Yet, they don't even have the balls to stand up to the Resident of this country on Iraq. They just let the slaughter continue.

They need to stop acting like they give a damn about the people of Darfur. If they truly cared enough to stop the genocide, they would have already stepped in instead of blaming China for doing nothing while they do nothing.

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I Hope You Know, Jesus Loves You Today!!

That's what some woman said to me today.

I was working, and she came up to me. She said something, and I didn't hear what it was so I said "What?". She repeated herself and said, "I hope you know, Jesus loves you today." I was almost tempted to tell her that I don't believe in God because I'm an atheist. I'm not an atheist, but it would have been interesting to see her reaction to that one!! But I figured that she probably would have pulled out her trusty little travel-size Bible and would start preaching to me. So, I just said "uh-huh" and let her go. As she was about to leave, she turned around and started preaching her religious mumbo-jumbo to me again.

I don't care if someone is religious. But they should have enough respect to not impose their religion on others. I don't walk up to people I don't know and say, "I hope you know, Jesus loves you today" because that's just rude. How did she know that I wasn't Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or practiced any other religion out there? How did she know that I wasn't an atheist? Seriously, do people not understand how rude that is to come up to someone they don't know and start preaching their religious crap to that person?

When someone actually prevents you from doing your job which is what she did, they deserve to be thrown out of the place. I didn't have her thrown out by security, but I should have because I was trying to do my job. I would have done the same thing if it were anyone else who was not talking to me for legit reasons. If you want to preach religion, that's what a church or your home is for. Keep it away from me, and especially when I'm working. I don't want to hear that!!

Tomorrow is another work day. I can't wait to see who I meet next!! If it's an interesting person, I'll be sure to blog about it.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

DUI'S, And State Laws

As I was searching the news today, I noticed that Ty Pennington from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" had been arrested this weekend on suspicion of drunk driving. What I found disturbing was the fact that drunk driving in this case is considered a misdemeanor.

As I was doing some research before blogging about this topic, I came across an even more disturbing bit of information. No state charges a drunk driver with a felony on the first offense unless an injury or death occurs. Of the 50 states, only 5 actually charge drunk drivers with a felony if it is the second drunk driving offense that the person has had. Only 39 states actually charge a drunk driver with a felony, but only after subsequent DUI offenses.

What kind of message is this really sending to drunk drivers? To me it says, you can drive drunk and you're going to only get a slap on the wrist. It's no wonder why there are more and more people driving drunk. If every state in this country actually took drunk driving seriously and imposed stiff punishments for even the first drunk driving offense, there would be fewer drunk drivers out there.

Ty Pennington says it's a "wake-up call." Yeah, what kind of "wake-up call" is it if the only realistic punishment you're going to face is a slap on the wrist? He'll probably get probation, a few hours of community service, a "chump change" fine, and have his license revoked for a little bit. Wow!! The reality is that he didn't injury anyone, but he put everyone's life in danger by getting behind the wheel drunk. Nobody ever learns!!

There are people that live in my state who are going on their 20th DUI offense, and the only punishment that they receive is less than a year in jail. It's really sickening!! How many more lives are going to have to be endangered? How many more innocent people are going to have to die before we say enough? Too many people are dying, and too little is being done to stop it. When are we going to wake up in this country? Hopefully, before it's too late!!

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Our "Wonderful" Military

While people were trying to salvage what was left of their homes and belongings in Kansas, a few members of our "wonderful" military had other ideas.

GREENSBURG, Kansas (AP) -- Four soldiers and a reserve police officer were arrested Sunday on suspicion of looting cigarettes and alcohol from a store in this tornado-ravaged town, state officials said.

Keep in mind that this was a town that was completely destroyed by an F-5 tornado. So, while people were trying to come to terms with what happened, these jackasses decided that they were going to have a little fun of their own. Instead of helping people, they decided to help themselves to stuff that didn't belong to them. How many more victims of the tornado were under the rubble dying while these jackasses were on their little looting spree?

The soldiers from Fort Riley Army base and the reserve police officer had come to assist on their own and were not part of any official detachment, said Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the state's adjutant general.

"These were people who weren't supposed to be there," Bunting said.

Watson said the five were in uniform, so police allowed them to come and go freely despite a town curfew.

They weren't supposed to be there, yet they were allowed to roam freely simply because they had on a uniform? It's nice to know that people who aren't supposed to be somewhere are just allowed to roam freely without anyone questioning them. Damn, that just makes me feel safe!!

Remember, this is a country that is SERIOUS about security!!

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Lohan Allegedly Seen Snorting Cocaine

I don't normally comment on stories like this because most of the time they're just ridiculous, and not newsworthy. But I couldn't help making a comment. This story was reported on People.com. I consider People to be legitimate. So, if they're reporting it then I will talk about it.

Lindsay Lohan reportedly participated in what the Britain's News of the World on Sunday called a "marathon cocaine binge" only 20 days after she left rehab.

A rep for the actress had no comment on the report.

The paper's story also includes what it says are screen grabs from video clips of Lohan, 20, inside the ladies room of Teddy's nightclub in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, with two friends who are also allegedly taking drugs. (PEOPLE has not seen the video.)

Lohan also is quoted boasting about her sexual conquests among celebrities, while unnamed "friends" of the actress, according to the paper, said her drug-taking began at 8 p.m. one night and was still going on at 11 a.m. the next morning.

While Lohan has talked about attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, the same unnamed sources claimed that her water bottles are filled with vodka, according to the paper.

If the coke story is true, I'd say that she deserves a jail cell right next to Paris Hilton. Perhaps maybe they can even share the cell!! The last time I looked, it was against the law to do drugs. If it's true, I'm sure that someone will whine about how she's just a poor, misunderstood little girl. Or, they'll say something along the lines of "she was just doing what other people her age do."

First of all, she's not a little girl. She's an adult. If it's true, she broke the law and should be punished. Second of all, I'm not her age. But when I was her age, I wasn't out snorting coke and doing other drugs. I didn't have a drinking problem at her age. Hell, I haven't even touched one drop of booze in my entire life!! So, if I hear anyone make the excuse that she's just doing something that everyone her age is doing, I'm going to puke. Not everyone her age is doing what she has been rumored to be doing. Not everyone has been in rehab by the age of 20.

Her alleged behavior is not okay, and she's just making herself look bad. She recently said that she wanted an Oscar. Well, she certainly isn't going to get it this way. Take a lesson from an expert (Robert Downey Jr.), this is not a road you want to go down. He almost fucked his life over permanently. But he had the class, grace, dignity, self-respect, and strength to clean up his life before it was too late.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

NRA: Aiding & Abetting Terrorists

The NRA is aiding and abetting terrorists. What else would you call their plea not to prevent "suspected" terrorists from purchasing guns? If that's not aiding and abetting the terrorists, I don't know what is!!

WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is urging the Bush administration to withdraw its support of a bill that would prohibit suspected terrorists from buying firearms.

Backed by the Justice Department, the measure would give the attorney general the discretion to block gun sales, licenses or permits to terror suspects.

What the NRA is essentially saying is that anyone should be allowed to have guns, even those suspected of terrorism.

In a letter this week to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, NRA executive director Chris Cox said the bill, offered last week by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (news, bio, voting record), D-N.J., "would allow arbitrary denial of Second Amendment rights based on mere 'suspicions' of a terrorist threat."

"As many of our friends in law enforcement have rightly pointed out, the word 'suspect' has no legal meaning, particularly when it comes to denying constitutional liberties," Cox wrote.

Really? Tell that to the people in Gitmo Mr. Cox!! They're only "suspected" of being terrorists. Yet, they're caged like animals pretty much 24/7 in another country. They're being denied their liberties. But, I bet the NRA executive director would argue that the situation is totally different. They're not Americans, therefore they're not entitled to any liberties.

Current law requires gun dealers to conduct a criminal background check and deny sales if a gun purchaser falls under a specified prohibition, including a felony conviction, domestic abuse conviction or illegal immigration. There is no legal basis to deny a sale if a purchaser is on a terror watch list.

If you're on a terror watch list you can purchase as many guns as you want. Yet if you're on a terror watch list, you can't fly. Yeah, makes perfect sense to me!! Not!! The "terrorists" can't fly, but they can buy guns and blow the hell out of anyone they damn well please. Nice!!

When is America's love affair with guns going to end? The NRA is so beyond irresponsible with this one!! Remember, guns don't kill people. People with guns kill people. Remember to thank the NRA when you come up against a terrorist who was able to purchase a gun. After all, they were only "suspected" terrorists which means absolutely nothing to the NRA.

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