I Wish I Were In Paris

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

United States Makes UK Situation All About The United States

I'm really sick and tired of the United States making something that happens in another country all about the United States. If you think I'm joking you apparently haven't been paying any attention.

Yesterday there was the breaking news about the two potential car bombs in London. Almost immediately the reaction from the United States came pouring in. Whether it was "We're asking Americans to be extra vigilant" or "We're increasing security", it became all about the United States.

Today, there was the breaking news about a burning car being driven into the Glasgow airport. Almost immediately the reaction from the United States came pouring in. The U.S. intelligence agents said it was most definitely a terrorist attack. The NY Police Commission said, "We're paying close attention to Scotland and London." Security has been increased. Blah, blah, blah!!

This happened in the United Kingdom. This didn't happen here. Could it happen here? Sure!! But it didn't happen here. There is no need for mass hysteria, which is exactly what will happen if people don't shut the hell up and stop making this all about the United States.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Mitt Romney Straps Family Dog To Roof Of Car

Mitt Romney strapped the family dog to the rooftop of the car during a 12 hour family trip in 1983. Yeah I know, some ass is going to post a comment stating how everybody is making a big deal out of something that happened 24 years ago. But, that's not the damn point so don't bother wasting your time leaving a comment like that.

The point is, what he did was cruel to the dog. He can laugh it off by saying that the dog loved it because he got the roof all to himself. But to Shitty Mitty I ask, how would you like to be caged and strapped to the roof of a moving vehicle for a 12 hour trip? Hmm, Shitty Mitty? I don't think you'd take too kindly to that. Instead of unleashing the shit on your car, your dog should have unleashed it on you!!

This is yet another reason why I would never vote for this piece of trash!! Add animal abuser to his list of positions!!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

When Is This Shit Going To Stop?

Courtesy of Think Progress, I'll let this story speak for itself.

Obama Smeared As Terrorist Again On Fox News

This past weekend, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) delivered a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of his Protestant denomination, the United Church of Christ. In the speech, Obama argued that faith in the United States has been “hijacked” by “the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, all too eager to exploit what divides us.”

Last night on Fox’s Hannity and Colmes, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter responded to Obama’s comments by implicating him as a terrorist. Coulter remarked, “Anyone named B. Hussein Obama should not use the words ‘hijack’ and ‘religion’ in the same sentence.” Host Sean Hannity added that Obama’s remarks were part of a “black separatist agenda.”

Fox News is still planning to hold a Democratic presidential debate cosponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus in September. Yet this sort of racist and religious bigotry aired by Fox is nothing new. Earlier this year, the network basely suggested that Obama attended a radical anti-American madrassa “financed by Saudis” as a 6-year-old old in Indonesia.

UPDATE: Yesterday on ABC’s Good Morning America, Coulter said, “If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.” Crooks and Liars has the video.

When is this shit going to stop? And when is that bitch Coulter going to be arrested? Now she's wishing that John Edwards is killed in a terrorist assassination plot. What's next you fucking attention whore?

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Racism Didn't Die!! It's Alive And Well In America!!

Whoever thinks that racism is dead and gone in this country is clearly delusional. It's alive and well in America. I know that for a fact.

Over the weekend I came across a website that was discussing the Jessie Davis case. In case you don't know what I'm talking about, Jessie Davis was the pregnant woman missing from Ohio who was found murdered on Saturday. After finding the website, I decided to make some comments. More comments followed. Then on Saturday after she was found and the man who did it was arrested, the racists decided to come out of the woodwork.

Comments ranged from "women with at least a few cells in their brain should take this as a lesson not to get involved with black people" to "she deserved what she got for mixing races." As I proceeded to take on these pigs, their attacks became more intense. As I checked out the site today, I came across personal attacks aimed directly at me.

Is it a crime to wish a heinous death upon someone? I don't know!! But, that's exactly what someone did. The woman started her post by calling me a ******-loving bitch. She then went on to declare that I deserve the same fate that befell Jessie Davis due to my ******-loving ways. I was tempted to respond with "What are you going to do, burn a cross on my lawn while wearing your white sheet?" But then I thought otherwise because she was clearly an ignorant, racist bitch that didn't deserve a comment in return.

If you think that racism is dead in this country, you're sadly mistaken. This woman didn't know Jessie Davis. Yet she felt the need to trash the deceased in the most disgusting way possible. This woman didn't know me. Yet she felt the need to wish the most heinous death possible upon me simply because I dared to tell the truth. Just like I stated that Bobbie Cutts doesn't represent the black population, this woman doesn't represent the white population. But she certainly represents the attitude that a certain group of people in this country have. I wonder if her HOOD was ironed this morning before she put it on!! I'll also be sure to be on the lookout for a cross burning on my lawn.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

U.S. Double Standards At Its Finest!!

Last week I blogged several times about the wife of an American soldier being threatened with deportation, and then being allowed to stay and seek residency. This week, the double standard is rearing its ugly head.

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- All of her life, Zoila Meyer believed she was an American. She even won election to the City Council of Adelanto.

But now she is facing a threat of deportation for illegally voting, because she never became a citizen after being brought to this country from Cuba when she was 1 year old.

"To be honest with you, I'm scared. How can they just pluck me out of my family, my kids?" the 40-year-old mother of four said in a telephone interview Friday.

"If they can do this to me, they can do it to anybody," she said.

After Meyer was elected to the council in Adelanto in 2004, someone told officials that she was born in Cuba, prompting an investigation.

Eventually, "the police came to me and said, 'Zoila, you're not a citizen. You're a legal resident but you're not a citizen,"' said Meyer, who now lives in the San Bernardino County desert town of Apple Valley, near Adelanto.

She resigned after 10 weeks in office in Adelanto, a town of about 23,000.

Meyer, whose story was first reported in the Victorville Daily Press, applied to become a naturalized citizen and continued with her life: raising her children and attending two local colleges to earn degrees toward her goal of working in the justice system as a forensic nurse.

However, because she was not a citizen, Meyer faced a felony charge of illegally voting in the 2004 election.

In April 2006, she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of fraudulent voting and was placed on probation, fined and ordered to pay restitution.

What Meyer didn't realize is that fraudulently voting is a deportable offense.

On June 18, Meyer said, immigration officials showed up at her home and told her to appear at their San Bernardino office.

Her husband drove her to the office on Tuesday, "and they handcuffed me," Meyer said. "They put me in jail and they frisked me and processed me."

"I said 'You're doing this because I voted?"'

The case is unusual but immigration officials were just doing their job when they arrested Meyer, said Lori Haley, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"People are arrested on immigration charges from all walks of life," she said. "She can plead her case before an immigration judge, if she feels that she has reason to seek release for removal. ... Everybody has due process when they're arrested."

Meyer was released pending a July 18 appearance before an immigration judge who will determine whether she will be deported to Canada, the last point of entry into the U.S. recorded in her immigration record.

Meyer said she and her parents had visited Canada and she had gone many times to Mexico without anyone ever asking her to prove her citizenship.

Meyer said she does not support illegal immigration but she thinks immigration procedures should be changed to prevent misunderstandings.

"It makes me feel like we're all just numbers," she said of her case. "I see people writing 'this is my country.' It really isn't. It belongs to the government and they decide who stays and who goes ... you think you're free; you're really not."

On the one hand you have a woman who knowingly came to this country ILLEGALLY. She's being allowed to stay in the United States and seek residency simply because her husband is in the military and is missing in Iraq. On the other hand, you have a woman who came here LEGALLY, and is being threatened with deportation and will likely be deported simply because she thought she was a citizen and dared to vote. To make matters worse for her, if she is deported she will be deported to Canada. She's not from Canada. But she will deported to Canada because that was the last place recorded on her immigration record when she was a child. So, she will be deported to Canada and will most likely be faced with yet another deportation back to Cuba.

Double standards? Nah!!!!! Not quite!! This is absolute BULLSHIT. It just goes to show that the military gets special treatment. They and their spouses appear to be above the law. And people like Zoila Meyer will be deported, families will be torn apart, and lives will be ruined. ISN'T AMERICA GREAT????????????????????

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The Pope Is Concerned For Iraqi Christians!! What About Everyone Else?

The Pope says that he's concerned for Iraqi Christians. What about all the other people in Iraq? Does he not care about them? Oh wait, they're not Christian. Thus, they're not worthy!!

Iraqi Christians: Heavy on Pope's heart

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT.org): Benedict XVI has shown his deep concern for Iraqi Christians in his numerous pronouncements on their plight, notes a Vatican spokesman.

In an editorial on the most recent broadcast of the show "Octava Dies," Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, commented on recent remarks of the Pope regarding Iraq.

The Pope said June 21: "The whole Church accompanies with affection and admiration all her sons and daughters and supports them in this hour of authentic martyrdom for the name of Christ."

Father Lombardi said that "with these intense and firm words, Benedict XVI responded to the cry for help that continues to arise from the Christian communities in the Middle East devastated by war, particularly in Iraq, where the assassination and kidnapping of priests and their helpers have become in the last weeks a terrible manifestation of the situation of suffering that has gone on for some time now."

The spokesman continued: "The Pope spoke at the meeting of the organization for aid to Eastern Churches, but there was also a meeting that same day with the patriarch of the Assyrian Church, Mar Dinkha IV.

"The Pope spoke about the Christians, including non-Catholics, who are suffering 'tragically, materially, and spiritually' because 'families and Christian communities feel more and more the pressure of uncertainty, of aggression, and a sense of abandonment.'"

"The bishop of Kirkuk, Louis Sako, echoed this in a letter in which he confirmed that the 'the life of Christians in Iraq is becoming always more difficult, because the present government has not been able to guarantee security and the enforcement of law,'" Father Lombardi added.

The priest said that Bishop Sako explained "that Christians, who do not have their own militias to defend themselves, 'are totally vulnerable.'"

The Jesuit continued: "We should not be surprised that many Christians are trying to migrate to other countries. The historical presence of ancient Christian communities thus is in danger of disappearing.

"All Christians, not only Catholics, must unite themselves to the Pope's appeals.

"The Pope has said: 'I knock at the heart of those who have specific responsibilities, to ask that they adhere to the grave duty of guaranteeing peace for all, without distinction, to free them from the mortal sickness of religious, cultural, historical and geographic discrimination.'"

Father Lombardi added, "We cannot forget the martyrdom of these our brothers, defenseless in the face of violence."

All I hear is Christians, Christians, Christians!! I don't hear anything about non-Christians. Like I said, if you're not a Christian you're not worthy in his eyes!!

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Blair Denied Catholic Conversion

Rumor has it that Tony Blair was denied the opportunity for a Catholic conversion. I think this is hilarious regardless of whether or not it's true.

Sources: Iraq War Means No Catholic Conversion for Blair

In the last official foreign visit by Tony Blair before leaving office as UK Prime Minister, the Pope is believed to have denied Blair's request to convert to the Catholic faith because of the Iraq war, church sources say.

The meeting was described by the Vatican as 'frank,' highly unusual language considering such meetings would normally be called 'cordial.' The encounter has been said to have contained 'unstinting criticism' for the out-going premier.

It is the Popes belief that a Catholic politicians public and private lives should not be separate entities. In this context, it would seem the Iraq war is seen by the Pope as one sin too far.

If this story is true, I wonder what the pro-war Catholics think about it. You can't be a Catholic and be pro-war!! I think a little excommunication is in order!!

The irony of it all if it's true is that the Pope was a member of the Nazi youth, and he is denying Blair a Catholic conversion over Iraq!!

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cheese Sandwiches For Punishment

If you have children out there and don't homeschool them, perhaps you may change your mind after reading this story.

CHULA VISTA, CALIF. — When too many parents fell behind on paying for school lunches, the Chula Vista Elementary School District decided to get tough — on the children.

They told students with deadbeat parents that they had only one lunch choice: a cheese sandwich.

The sandwich, served on whole wheat bread, came with a clear message: Tell your parents to pay up — or no more pizza and burgers for you.

Cheese sandwiches and other "alternate meals" have been added to menus in school districts across the country as they try to take a bite out of parents' lunch debts.

The strategy worked in Chula Vista: Lunch debts in the district fell from about $300,000 in 2004 to $67,000 in 2006. Some angry parents say success came at too high a cost, however.

The cheese sandwich, they say, has become a badge of shame for the children, who get teased about it by their classmates. One student cried when her macaroni and cheese was replaced with a sandwich. A little girl hid in a restroom to avoid getting one. Many of the sandwiches end up untouched or tossed whole in the garbage. Sometimes kids pound them to pieces.

"I think it's an infamous cheese sandwich," said Frank Luna, whose son, Christopher, just finished the sixth grade.

A year ago, he said, a cafeteria worker took away Christopher's pizza and forced him in front of his friends to pick up a sandwich instead. A similar incident occurred when Christopher was in the third grade. "The kid was humiliated," said his father, who added that he did not realize he owed money, $7.50.

In Chula Vista, the largest elementary school district in the state, administrators said they had to control the ballooning debt before it forced them to make cuts in such areas as classroom equipment and books.

"When we did nothing, there was no incentive to pay," said Dennis Doyle, assistant superintendent of the district, which serves about 18,000 meals daily, including at most 400 alternate meals.

Most schools across the country have introduced alternate meals, said Erik Peterson, a spokesman for the School Nutrition Assn., an Alexandria, Va.-based organization for school nutrition professionals.

Orange County's Capistrano Unified School District serves crackers with peanut butter or cheese. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives children half a sandwich and a piece of fruit. Peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches are a common alternate meal, but not a very effective one.

"It seemed to be one of the children's very favorite meals, so that wasn't productive," said Beth Taylor, nutrition director for the Johnston County School District in North Carolina, where such sandwiches were tried. Taylor said switching to vegetable and fruit trays changed everything. Among last week's menu items for students with lunch balances: crunchy cole slaw, fried squash and steamed cabbage. "The outstanding debt has been reduced to nothing," she said.

School districts have long struggled with parents' failure to keep up with lunch payments. The problem is worse in wealthier areas, where most children do not receive free or reduced-price lunches. In Chula Vista, 61% of children pay full price for their lunches.

Districts stress that the alternate meals are a last resort.

They send letters to parents. They hire collection agencies. Some place stickers on children's hands or put rubber bands on their wrists as reminders, said Peterson.

But alternate meals get the best results.

An effective alternate meal has to do two things: meet federal nutritional standards and flunk child taste tests. The cheese sandwich, typically served on untoasted whole wheat bread, apparently qualifies as one perfectly healthy stinker of a meal.

At lunch on a recent day at Chula Vista's Hilltop Elementary School, one boy who'd been handed a cheese sandwich pulled out the slice of American cheese and ate only the bread. A fourth-grade boy didn't even unwrap his sandwich. "I don't like it," he said. "I want pizza."

The sandwiches' low appeal is one thing. The stigma attached to them is worse, parents say.

One Chula Vista third-grader, whose mother requested that the girl not be identified, said students sometimes ostracize the cheese sandwich kids, switching tables and talking behind their backs. "Some kids say they're not the kind of kids you want to hang out with," she said.

Another girl said the cheese sandwich is "for people who don't have money."

Rosemarie Gonzalez said her daughter, a first-grader, was so troubled when she got the cheese sandwich that for three weeks she had to be reassured that her lunch account was current. Another panicky child broke into her piggy bank just in case her parents needed money.

Raegan Edwards, the mother of the third-grade girl, said parents don't always realize they've fallen behind, and the district doesn't let them know until it's too late. The alternate meal kicks in quickly, when a child's tab exceeds $5.

Edwards said she doesn't believe children should be in the middle of a dispute between adults. "I don't think an 8-year-old should be tasked with reminding their parents to pay," she said.

But Chula Vista administrators say that many parents agree with their approach and that they wouldn't need it if parents lived up to their responsibilities. Parents can pre-pay for the meals by sending checks with their children or dropping off money at the school. They can also let their children pay daily. The price for a meal in the district is $1.50 — and about 6% of parents currently owe lunch money.

Joan Pernicano, a former school counseling assistant from San Diego, recently wrote to her local paper to say that schools shouldn't be burdened with parental debt.

"Let's put the blame where the blame should be, with the parents. If you care about your children and don't want them stigmatized, go pay your bill," said Pernicano, a San Diego resident.

Doyle, the Chula Vista assistant superintendent, said the district is caught in a "darned if you do, darned if you don't" situation and has gone to great lengths to avoid stigmatizing children.

This year it introduced a turkey-ham sandwich alternate meal. Next year, Doyle said, the alternate meal might sometimes be tacos.

All students are encouraged to avail themselves of the unlimited salad bar, where they can spice up the plain sandwiches with garbanzo beans, pickles, mayonnaise and lettuce.

"We think we have one of the most compassionate practices with respect to all of this," Doyle said.

Deadbeat parents? So, if you are behind on paying for school lunches, you're a deadbeat parent? Punish the children? Nice tactic you sick sons of bitches!!

Alternate meals? Why don't you just give the kids a slice of bread and some water? After all, you're treating them like criminals so they might as well eat like criminals!! They claim that they're trying not to humiliate the children. But that's exactly what they're doing. Quite frankly, they don't give a damn that they're humiliating the children. It's all about the buck!! If they don't get the money, they don't care who they have to go through to get it. If a child is treated like trash because their parents owe as little as $5.00, it's totally acceptable to these people.

It's sickening, and if I had a child my child wouldn't be going to school. My child would be taught at home!! This is just the latest example of why I would never send my child to any school. They treat your children like shit on the bottom of their shoes, and I would never subject a child to that.

My suggestion to these "people" is simple. You eat a fucking cheese sandwich every single day for weeks or months on end, and see how you fucking like it. Schools have an obligation to treat every child with respect, and this certainly isn't a show of respect. If you have a problem with the parent, leave the child out of it.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Pennsylvania Emergency Contraception Bill

The Pennsylvania House may vote on a bill next week that would require access to emergency contraception.

Hospitals would have to inform rape victims about emergency contraception and provide the so-called morning-after pill upon request under a bill pending in the House.

Rep. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, sponsored the bill that could be called for a floor vote by next week. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference likens the pill to abortion in some cases and opposes the bill. They are seeking an amendment that would exclude religious-affiliated hospitals from issuing contraception.

Backers of the bill include Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania Advocates and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Both groups say the bill protects women from further trauma and should apply to all hospitals.

The bill is awaiting a vote almost a year after an emergency-room physician at Lebanon's Good Samaritan Hospital failed to inform a 20-year-old rape victim about emergency contraception. Dr. Martin Gish, a Mennonite, later said he has a problem with the medication, and the woman drove to Reading to get it.

Rep. Bev Mackereth, R-Spring Grove, who sits on the House Health and Human Services Committee, backs the bill. She said the pill is birth control and rape victims should have the opportunity to take it.

Mackereth opposes an exception for religious hospitals, saying distraught rape victims should not have to find somewhere else to go.
Rep. Steven Nickol, R-Hanover, also supports it. He said it would result in more abortions if rape victims don't have the chance to take the pill.

Nickol also said current law already protects medical personnel from participating in a procedure that violates their conscience, and he does not want to extend similar protections to entire hospitals.

Last fall, a Senate committee approved a bill requiring notification of emergency contraception, and that version excluded religious facilities from providing it. That bill languished without a floor vote at the end of the 2005-06 term.

Catholic Conference spokeswoman Amy Beisel said religious-affiliated hospitals should not be forced to administer the contraception because the pill can create conditions that have a detrimental effect on a fertilized egg.

"From our perspective, life begins at conception," Beisel said.

Susan Gobreski of Planned Parenthood said the contraception is birth control that does not work on a fertilized egg.

"It's not an abortion. It prevents abortion," Gobreski said.

Another possible amendment to Leach's bill would require hospitals to perform a pregnancy test to ensure a woman is not pregnant before any emergency contraception can be administered.

Though Leach's bill is on the House calendar this week, it was hard to predict Wednesday when House leaders will call a vote on the controversial measure. Lawmakers are also absorbed with negotiating a state budget and voting budget-related bills before the next fiscal year begins July 1.


Requires all hospitals to tell rape victims about emergency contraception, and provide them with state-approved literature.

Requires hospitals to provide emergency contraception if the victim requests it.

Requires hospitals to offer a rape counselor, and give the victim a chance to consult with the counselor at the hospital.

I always love the argument that life begins at conception. The fact of the matter is, rape victims didn't consent to that conception. It was violently FORCED upon them against their will. But hey, side with the rapist!! After all, this is what's happening in this country. The rapist is becoming the victim, and the rape victim is becoming the criminal.

I'm really sick of these religious people demanding a pass because of their religious beliefs. A rape victim who is taken to a hospital most likely isn't going to get a choice of what hospital she's taken to. Why should she be forced to choose another hospital simply because of someone else's damn religious beliefs? It's a crock of shit!!

If you're a doctor, you take a hippocratic oath. Part of that oath states that you will never deliberately do harm to anyone for anyone else's interest. Clearly if you deliberately withhold information regarding emergency contraception from a patient because your RELIGION tells you to do it, you're doing harm to that patient. Clearly if you refuse to give someone contraception because your RELIGION tells you to do it, you're doing harm to that patient. Clearly if you refuse to perform an abortion on a patient because your RELIGION tells you to do it, you're doing harm to that patient. Therefore, you should no longer be a DOCTOR!!

There should be NO EXCEPTION made for hospitals with a religious objection. They have a duty to serve everyone, not just who they agree with morally. If you can't put your moral and religious beliefs aside, you don't belong in business. I'd say that the state should even go as far as shutting down these hospitals that refuse to comply if this law is passed.

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Do They Have A Death Wish?

FEMA will be giving 2,000 unused Katrina trailers to Native Americans around the country. It is widely known that the Katrina trailers have high levels of toxic chemicals in them.

Unless you have a death wish, tell FEMA HELL NO!!

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Aborigines Targeted In Australia

The Australian government has targeted Aborigines, and claims it's not racist. I think it definitely reeks of something!!

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian government plan to ban alcohol and pornography in Aboriginal communities to try to curb rampant child sexual abuse was labelled racist and knee-jerk by indigenous groups Friday.

What the hell is this supposed to mean? It's as though the government is implying that only Aboriginal people are drunks and commit child sexual abuse which is not the case. I'd be interested in knowing the abuse statistics in the entire country of Australia.

If they're going to ban alcohol and pornography for Aboriginal people, they need to ban it for everyone. This ban is saying that it's perfectly acceptable for others and we'll accept their abuse, but it's not acceptable for Aborigines. Hello, it's not acceptable for ANYONE to abuse anyone!! They need to stop using that as an excuse to impose a blatantly racist policy. It's racist!!

Prime Minister John Howard announced the unprecedented measures on Thursday following a government report detailing paedophilia and juvenile prostitution in Aboriginal communities across Australia's vast Northern Territory.

As government ministers appealed on national television for health professionals to help solve what Howard described as a "national emergency", critics said Canberra's plan had been hastily prepared and poorly thought out.

Indigenous activist Michael Mansell accused Howard of trying to stir hysteria against Aborigines ahead of national elections later this year, where the prime minister's conservative government will seek a fifth term in office.

Mansell said the government's plans singled out Aborigines.

"It would be different if his social behaviour strategy applied to everyone in Australia, but it doesn't, making his policies racist," said Mansell, the director of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.

"This is a racist attack on the weak and an immoral abuse of power, amounting to nothing more than political vote scoring."

The government plans to take control of Aboriginal communities and bar alcohol for six months, ban hard-core pornography, ensure welfare payments are not spent on alcohol and carry out health check on indigenous children.

Mansell is right!! It would be a totally different story if this ban was for everyone. But it's not. It's for one part of the population. Everyone else is exempt!!
Howard denied the action was racist, saying the government was obliged to protect children regardless of their background.

"It has got nothing to do with race; it's got everything to do with responsibility of the parents," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

"It's just that the worst examples in Australia are to be found in many of these Aboriginal communities."

Oh come off it Howard!! The government is obligated to protect children regardless of their background. But that's not what you're doing here. You're blatantly targeting one group of people. If you seriously cared about the welfare of all children, this would apply to everyone.

I especially love how he claims that the worst examples just happen to be in the Aboriginal communities. Bullshit!! I'd be willing to bet that in some cases there are far worse situations in the non-Aboriginal communities because they know that they're not under scrutiny so they can get away with it.

Academic Judy Atkinson, who has written several reports on Aboriginal child protection issues, said she was concerned that government plans, which include using police and the military to "stabilise" communities, would backfire.

"We will have an increase of violence, we will have an increase of suicide and suicide attempts, there will be greater feelings of despair," she told the ABC.

Australia's police union also expressed reservations about its members being expected to clean up indigenous communities without clearly-defined goals and strategies.

"The ill-defined proposal to place interstate police into Northern Territory communities fails to recognise the realities facing every Australian police force," said Police Federation of Australia chief executive Mark Burgess.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Mal Brough rejected "politically correct" criticisms of the government's actions, saying they amounted to excuses to do nothing to address the problem.

"Instead of us having shame, let's have action," he said.

I'm sorry but I have to totally disagree with this. People act like Aborigines are savage beasts or something. Ooh, they're going to be violent if you come in and try to police them. No!! I'll bet you anything that it will be the government and the police that start the violent behavior. People act like Aborigines can't act "civilized" or whatever you want to call it. Other people aren't exactly poster children for CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR.

I'm just really sick and tired of the racist attitudes of people in this world. Aborigines have a right to exist. They have a right to be treated with respect. They have a right not to be targeted by blatantly racist people!! They have a right to live in peace.

I was seriously considering Australia as one place that I'd love to live. But now I'm totally rethinking that!! I already live in one country where racism and bigotry run rampant. I don't think that I want to live in another country where it's the NORM!!

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Update Number Two On Missing Solder's Wife

It has just been reported that the wife of a missing U.S. soldier in Iraq will be allowed to stay in the United States, and file for permanent resident status. The Department of Homeland Security announced the decision.

This is such a joke!! Now I want to know where the hell the reprieve is for all the other immigrants that are here illegally. Are they going to be given a reprieve, and be allowed to stay in the United States permanently? NO!! They're going to be tossed out on their asses. Again, this is bullshit!! I'm sick and tired of people getting special treatment because they're in the military or are connected to the military.

If I went to another country and stayed illegally, I would be deported immediately after they found me. I wouldn't be allowed to stay simply because people feel sorry for me. Hell, a woman from the UK came there when she was 2 with her mother from the United States. Her mother was Scottish. Now, they're going to deport her back to the United States because she wasn't there legally. She's 80-something.

People constantly harp in this country about people who are here illegally. But all of a sudden it's perfectly okay for this woman, who knowingly came here illegally LONG BEFORE she even knew her husband, to stay. Are we going to make an exception for the woman holed up in a church with her son who is an American citizen? No!! Are we going to make an exception for the millions of Mexicans who are here so that we don't break up families? No!! To people, they're just dirty Mexicans and need to be deported.

I ask this again, are we going to look for PEDRO GUZMAN? This country ILLEGALLY DEPORTED him to Mexico despite the fact that he was an American citizen. He's mentally disabled. This woman is getting far better treatment than Pedro Guzman, and she's not even a damn citizen. Nice double standards this country has!!

This is just the latest in a string of shit that this country has pulled. I'm about ready to pack up and move to Paris or somewhere else because I'm sick of it!!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Update On Deportation Of Missing Solder's Wife

As if this couldn't get more ridiculous, it has!! This time, John Kerry has decided to step in on her behalf. This has reached an asinine point!!

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has asked the Department of Homeland Security not to deport the wife of an Army specialist who is missing in Iraq while the search continues for him, his office said Wednesday.

"Under no condition should our country ever deport the spouse of a soldier who is currently serving in uniform abroad," Kerry said, in a statement provided to FOXNews.com.

In the letter to Chertoff, Kerry wrote: "I do not believe that Yaderlin should have her stress and grief compounded by additional worries about her own immigration status. I request that no further action be taken (in) Yaderlin's case while her husband is missing in action. As Yaderlin waits to hear what has happened to her husband I ask that she be allowed to stay in our country."

"I believe this is a very real test of our government's compassion for a military family which has already made enormous sacrifices for the United States," the letter continued.

Another immigration attorney said only an act of Congress would ensure the wife's legal status in the United States.

"Unless Congress passes a private bill on her behalf, she is subject to deportation," said Charles Kuck, an immigration lawyer and president-elect of the Washington, D.C.-based American Immigration Lawyers Association. The group has more than 10,000 members.

Morris said Kerry's office is "taking it one step at a time," and could consider other options including a private bill, although this letter seemed to be the fastest method available.

First of all, how fucking dare Kerry insinuate that this woman is deserving of remaining in this country illegally simply because she's a military spouse and her husband is missing. She came here illegally, period!!

This is just another example of the double standards this country has when it comes to the military. They can get away with anything they want, and to hell with everyone else.

If Congress passes a private bill that would essentially make her a legal citizen, I will demand that they're all fired!! They won't do it for other illegal immigrants, but they'll do it for a military spouse? Bullshit!!

Let me ask this question though. Does Mr. Kerry give a shit that this country DEPORTED ONE OF THEIR OWN CITIZENS TO MEXICO LAST MONTH? Hell no!! If he cares so much about not deporting people, perhaps he will volunteer his own ass to go down to Mexico and search for Pedro Guzman. Oh wait, he's not the spouse of a military person. He's just a U.S. citizen who is mentally disabled and was DEPORTED ILLEGALLY TO MEXICO BY THIS DUMBASS GOVERNMENT WHO THINKS THEY DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG. How about that Mr. Kerry? Are you going to demand his return to the United States? You can't be bothered!!

John Kerry can shove his letter up his ass. If he's going to let this woman stay, every ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT is going to stay. Otherwise, everyone including this woman is GOING.

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If Jack Bauer Can Torture People, So Can We!!

You know that this country has gone insane when a Supreme Court Justice justifies the use of torture by saying that if a television character can do it, so can we.

During a recent legal conference, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defended television character Jack Bauer, the “maverick federal agent” who “routinely tortures terrorists.”

The conservative jurist stuck up for Agent Bauer, arguing that fictional or not, federal agents require latitude in times of great crisis. “Jack Bauer saved Los Angeles. … He saved hundreds of thousands of lives,” Judge Scalia said. Then, recalling Season 2, where the agent’s rough interrogation tactics saved California from a terrorist nuke, the Supreme Court judge etched a line in the sand.

“Are you going to convict Jack Bauer?” Judge Scalia challenged his fellow judges. “Say that criminal law is against him? ‘You have the right to a jury trial?’ Is any jury going to convict Jack Bauer? I don’t think so.

“So the question is really whether we believe in these absolutes. And ought we believe in these absolutes.”

Straight jackets anyone? Jack Bauer is a fictional television character. Nobody was tortured in the making of 24. Nobody died!! Jack Bauer didn't save anyone. HE'S A DAMN TELEVISION CHARACTER FOR CHRIST SAKE!! And these are the crazy bat-shit jackasses that are running this country!!

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Latest Pentagon "PR" Move Smacks Of Propaganda!!

Courtesy of Think Progress, this story speaks for itself.

“The Pentagon will announce this week that Geoff Morrell, previously a White House correspondent for ABC News, has been hired as the Defense Department’s on-camera briefer… Morrell, 38, will become a familiar face of the administration on television and the Web. The official said that a working journalist was chosen by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates in an effort to improve press relations at a time when the administration is under pressure to show progress in Iraq.”

How much do you want to bet that this new "PR" person is going to be singing the praises of the Pentagon, the military, and this administration? How much do you want to bet that you're never going to hear about the bad things happening in Iraq? It's going to be all sweetness and light-hearted crap!! It's really going to be just bullshit!! We all know what's happening in Iraq. No amount of "PR" is going to change that. We all know this is just more propaganda bullshit spewed in an effort to make it look like this war is a GOOD THING.

Under pressure to show progress in Iraq? So what, are you just going to make shit up now? Oh look, they love us!! They're greeting us with flowers, and hugs. Oops, maybe that was a bullet and a bomb!!

If Jesus Christ himself was hired by the Pentagon to make them look good, Jesus Christ would tell you this is bullshit!!

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Double Standards For The Military?

It seems that this country has double standards when it comes to illegal immigrants. Or, they're about to have double standards!!

BOSTON – The wife of a soldier missing in Iraq could face deportation, her lawyer told a television station.

Army Spec. Alex Jimenez, who has been missing since his unit was attacked by insurgents in Iraq on May 12, had petitioned for a green card for his wife, Yaderlin, whom he married in 2004, Boston's WBZ-TV reported Tuesday.

Their attorney, Matthew Kolken, said Yaderlin illegally entered the United States from the Dominican Republic in 2001. Her husband's request for a green card and legal residence status for her alerted authorities to her situation, Kolken said.

She entered this country illegally six years ago. She's illegal!! Why should she be treated any differently than others who have come here illegally? Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with people coming here. But, her attorney is making a case for a complete double standard.

The attorney said his client would not be eligible for a green card under normal circumstances, but he is seeking a hardship waiver for her. If she were to have to leave the U.S., she would have to wait 10 years before reapplying.

“I can't imagine a bigger injustice than that, to be deporting someone's wife who is fighting and possibly dying for our country,” Kolken told the station.

Oh I see, if you're in the military and you have an illegal spouse, that's okay!! Give me a fucking break!! So, it's a huge injustice to deport this woman who came here illegally in 2001 simply because her husband CHOSE to join the military, CHOSE to go to Iraq, and is now missing? But it's not a huge injustice to deport or threaten to deport people from other countries, MEXICO especially, despite the fact that you would be breaking up entire families by deporting them? It's not a huge injustice to deport parents back to Mexico while leaving their children in the United States because they're American citizens? No!! That's completely acceptable. But because this woman's husband is a soldier and is now missing, it's completely horrible that we would even dare to deport her.

I'm all for people coming to this country. I don't care if they're here legally or not. This is a country made up of immigrants from all over the world, and I would welcome anyone. But for this person to sit here and say that she deserves SPECIAL TREATMENT simply because her husband is in the military and is missing is one big CROCK OF SHIT!! If you're going to throw everyone out who is illegal, she needs to go too. Otherwise, let everyone stay instead of just letting only her stay or anyone like her stay.

This country has major double standards, especially when it comes to the military!!

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It's A Media Circus

Did you hear about the missing pregnant woman from Ohio? If you haven't, you apparently haven't been watching tv. It's all over the news.

Last night took the cake though!! It was reported that a baby was found on the doorstep of a home about 45 miles away from the city the pregnant woman lived in. The media automatically assumed that this was HER baby. I especially loved Anderson Cooper's show last night. Cooper was talking to the woman who found the baby. She said that she felt it wasn't the missing woman's baby. She felt that it was the baby of someone that she may have known over the years.

Cooper went on to interview an "expert" about the baby. He says, "I find it hard to believe that this is a coincidence." Jesus Christ, these people act as though this missing woman is the only damn pregnant woman in the entire country. Well, maybe that's a little bit of a stretch. But, they certainly act like this woman is the only pregnant woman in the city that she lived in, and the city in which the baby was found. Heck, I'd even say that they act like she is the only pregnant woman in the entire state of Ohio.

I realize that in situations like this, people will try to hang on to any piece of hope that they can. You have to. But come on!! Women give birth and give up their babies all the time. Some give them up for adoption after giving birth at a hospital. Some leave their babies on doorsteps. Some leave their babies at hospitals, fire stations, and police stations. Some leave their babies in stores. Others just dump their children. Is it really that big of a stretch to think that this may have been some teenage girl who didn't want anyone to know that she was pregnant so she gave birth and left the baby on this woman's doorstep? Is it really that big of a stretch to believe that this could have been a woman who was in a violent relationship, gave birth, and decided to leave the baby on this woman's doorstep? I don't think it's a stretch at all.

If we're going on the assumption that the woman was kidnapped in order to take her child, the theory that this is her baby doesn't add up. Why would someone kidnap her in order to get her child, but turn around and leave the baby on a doorstep? They wouldn't!! If the point was to get her child, they would keep it. They wouldn't give the baby up. If we're going on the assumption that she was murdered, that wouldn't be her baby either.

Look for her!! Find her!! But don't turn this into a media circus!! For the record, she's not the only missing person out there!! They shouldn't just be focusing on her. Everyone who is missing deserves as much attention as this story is getting.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Way To Pick Them Rudy!!

Way to pick them Rudy!! It kind of gives new meaning to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!! Okay, I had to say it!!

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) -- South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, a former real estate developer who became a rising political star after his election last year, was indicted Tuesday on federal cocaine charges.

Thomas Ravenel is also the state chairman for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.

Ravenel and another man were accused of distributing less than 500 grams of the drug starting in late 2005.

What do you have to say Rudolph? Are you going to keep a drug dealer on as your South Carolina state chairman? Are you going to keep a drug dealer on as anything in your campaign? Are we going to hear the "I feel for him and his family" comment? Or are you going to do the responsible thing and say that he deserves to be tried, convicted, and sent to jail for being a drug dealer?

These Republicans sure know how to pick the "winners" don't they? Well, that's no surprise there considering that the majority of Republicans are thugs!!

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Agent Orange Case Moves Forward

An Agent Orange case has moved forward after having been dismissed in 2005.

NEW YORK (AFP) - Vietnamese and American plaintifs exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam war on Monday presented their court appeal against 37 US producers and suppliers of the chemical defoliant.

The case was rejected in 2005 by a federal judge who said the plaintiffs had failed to prove that the chemicals caused genetic defects. The appeals court ruling will not be known for several weeks.

Monday morning's hearing began with testimony about 16 US former soldiers, and was to move on to the Vietnamese victims later in the proceedings.

Dow Chemical, Monsanto or Hercules, Inc. are among the 37 companies being sued.

Four of the Vietnamese plaintiffs, some in wheelchairs, made the trip to New York for the hearing, including 52-year-old Nguyen Van Quy, a former soldier who contracted stomach cancer, and Nguyen Thi Hong, 60, a former battlefield nurse who has given birth prematurely and accumulated a host of illnesses.

They were supported at the hearing by several dozen Americans, mainly from the Veterans for Peace movement, who wore orange ribbons that read: "Justice for Vietnam's Agent Orange Victims."

Some gathered outside the courtroom holding up signs that read: "Corporations must pay for their crimes."

"It sickens me," said Fred Wilcox, a victims' supporter who followed the hearing and protested against the war decades ago.

"I am amazed that an American citizen can get up and argue there is no reason why we should give compensation to the Vietnamese people and to our vets. How can they go home and live with their conscience?"

Agent Orange is a defoliant that contains dioxin, an extremely toxic chemical. Massive doses were used between 1961 and 1971 to destroy the forests that provided shelter to Vietnamese guerrillas.

Victims' associations have said the chemicals, which can cause cancer, blindness, skin disorders or physical defects, affected between two and four million people.

The United States government has denied responsibility, saying there is a lack of proof about the chemical effects of the product.

In 1984, seven US chemical companies agreed to pay 180 million dollars settlement in a class action lawsuit by US veterans but refused to accept liability for the herbicide's effects.

Last year, a South Korean court ordered Dow Chemical and Monsanto to pay millions of dollars in damages to thousands of South Korean Vietnam war veterans and their families.

Perhaps those who are denying that Agent Orange is harmful should volunteer to have themselves sprayed with it. Perhaps they should volunteer their families, including their children, to be sprayed with it. Let's see what happens to someone who comes into contact with the deadly chemical. Let's see what happens to the offspring of those people who come into contact with it. Anyone with a brain already knows what happens. Anyone with a brain already knows that it has deadly consequences.

How much longer are we going to deny that we were responsible for using Agent Orange in Vietnam? How much longer are we going to deny the effects of it? We did it, and we should own up to it. Anything shy of taking responsibility and accepting the consequences is cowardly.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Watch Out!! You May Be Next!!

This story just royally pisses me off!! No words can truly express what I'm thinking right now except YOU STUPID SONS OF BITCHES. YOU STUPID, IGNORANT JACKASSES. HOW FUCKING DARE YOU!!

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Maria Carvajal walks the sweltering streets of Tijuana, Mexico, clutching a photo of her mentally disabled son, who she says went missing after being deported more than a month ago, despite being a U.S. citizen.

Carvajal says she has searched hospitals, shelters and jails here looking for her 29-year-old son, Pedro Guzman of Lancaster, California, who was jailed for a misdemeanor trespassing violation, then sent to Mexico on May 11.

Guzman's relatives sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department last week in federal court, claiming Guzman was a U.S. citizen and had been wrongfully deported and demanding that U.S. authorities help find him.

"I'm searching for him because he's my son. But it should be (U.S. authorities) searching for him," Carvajal, a 49-year-old fast-food restaurant worker from Lancaster, said Sunday in Tijuana. "They made the mistake. Not me."

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Guzman had been deported and said the agency had done so correctly. "ICE has no reason to believe that it improperly removed Pedro Guzman," read a statement.

Officials at the U.S. consulate in Tijuana say they have made calls to help search for Guzman and asked other consulates in Mexico if they have information.

"We are doing things to help that we are not obliged to do," said consulate spokeswoman Lorena Blanco.

Carvajal, a brown-haired woman with glasses, said he called the family on May 11 to say he was deported but the phone cut off before she could find out where he was.

She said she never thought she would end up having to search Tijuana's hospital and morgues for her son, but vowed to keep on doing it because "I have to." She is not carrying her son's birth certificate with her, saying her main concern is finding him.

Guzman can't read or write and has trouble processing information. Carvajal fears he could be an easy victim for robbers.

The lawsuit says Guzman was asked about his immigration status in jail and responded that he was born in California of Mexican parents.

Sometime after that, the Sheriff's Department identified him as a non-citizen, obtained his signature for voluntary removal from the United States and turned him over to Customs and Immigration Enforcement, a division of the Homeland Security Department, for deportation.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, which helped file the lawsuit, says it has Guzman's birth certificate showing he was born at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

It also says that Guzman had previously done jail time for drug possession, so he had a record that could have been cross-checked before a deportation decision was made.

The Sheriff's Department has said it followed procedures correctly.

In California, Guzman's brother, Michael Guzman, said last week that during a phone call to the family the 29-year-old said he had been deported and asked a passer-by where he was. The family could hear the person respond: "Tijuana."

Michael Guzman said his parents were from Mexico, but seven children, including Pedro, were born in California. Pedro, who takes the last name of his father, speaks both English and Spanish.

Carvajal said she keeps seeing glimpses of people on the Tijuana streets that she thinks are her son and runs toward them. But each time she finds she is mistaken.

"I have to fight for my son," she said.

First of all, how fucking dare you deport this man!! He is a United States citizen. He was born here, therefore he is an American. How fucking dare you deport him to Mexico.

Second of all, how fucking dare you make him sign a "voluntary" deportation order. The man is mentally disabled. He can't read or write. So, how the hell was he supposed to understand what the hell you forced upon him? He couldn't!!

Third of all, the U.S. consulate in Tijuana IS OBLIGATED to help search for him. He is a U.S. CITIZEN you fucking morons.

If this man turns up dead or injured, I would sue the hell out of these bastards. It was THEIR ACTIONS that caused this. Therefore, they are responsible for what happens to him. These people are just sick sons of bitches. They think that they did absolutely nothing wrong. Gee, big surprise. The government and law enforcement think they NEVER DO ANYTHING WRONG.

So remember that AMERICANS. If you're mentally disabled, a U.S. citizen born to Mexican parents or just someone that law enforcement or the government doesn't like, your ass is going to be deported.


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English Only? Not This American!!

Not that anyone really cares, but today I decided to take up the Spanish language. Unlike most students when I was in high school, I decided that I didn't want to learn Spanish. Instead, I chose to learn Russian. After studying the language for three years, I became pretty fluent in it. It still needs some work, but someday I will be completely fluent in the language.

I've also dabbled in Italian, German, French, Swedish, Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Farsi, and Cantonese. But today I decided that I really wanted to get serious about boosting my language skills so I decided that I'm going to learn Spanish for starters.

This American refuses to speak only English!! Too bad many others don't feel the same way. Anyways, I fully intend to tackle one language at a time or more than one language at a time. I want to be able to communicate with others around the world and here in the United States without expecting them to learn "my" language. Why should they have to speak "my" language all the time? Why can't we learn THEIR languages?

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Law Of God? Give Me A Break!!

Law of God? Give me a break!! Cardinal Anthony Okogie who is the Archbishop of Lagos is bitching about proposed legalisation on abortion brought up by the UN.

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has decried UN’s proposed legalisation of abortion, and described it as a negation of the law of God.

Hey jackass!! We don't live by the law of GOD!! We are not living in biblical times. We live by laws created by men and women, not by some cloud being.

According to Okogie, the bill will ensure the elimination of cultural and religious beliefs that stand in the way of the ideology of leading officials in the United Nations to approve abortion.

Okogie said if the bill was passed, it will expose young men and women to immoral sexual life and other social vices.

“The western world merely wants to expand their promiscuity to us by destroying women, families and facilitate moral decadence among our young ones,” the statement said.

These people are so beyond obnoxious, it's not even funny. Giving a woman the right to obtain an abortion if she needs one will lead to immoral sexual life? Please!!

Promiscuity? I actually find that comment laughable. How many priests and nuns in the Catholic Church are promiscuous? Plenty!! The only difference is, they're criminally promiscuous.

The Catholic Church has absolutely no business preventing a woman from having an abortion. I don't give a damn if they consider it a sin. It is something that should be legal everywhere. Like I said, we're not living in biblical times. We live in the here and now where women have a right to decide what is right for themselves instead of being told what is right. If the Catholic Church doesn't like it, tough shit!!

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Colombia And Gay Rights

Oh no!! The Catholic Church has something new to bitch about. Well, it's not really something new that the Catholic Church has to bitch about. Christ, they've been bitching about it since day one. But now Colombia is stepping into the spotlight on this issue. What's the issue? GAY RIGHTS!!

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia is set to become the first Latin American country to give established gay couples full rights to health insurance, inheritance and social security under a bill passed by its Congress.

Oh my God!! Oh my God!! OH MY GOD!! Colombia can't!! Colombia can't give gay people rights. That would be like giving Satan the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. It would be so wrong!! NOT!! You know, Satan should have the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. Maybe he'd spice things up a little bit!!

It's no big surprise that the Catholic Church has to be brought into the conversation on this matter. I mean after all, it's a heavily "Roman Catholic" region. And? What the hell is that supposed to mean? Does that mean that all countries must get the Catholic Church's approval before doing or saying anything? Seriously, I'm sick and tired of hearing the Catholic Church piss and moan about something that some country does. Get a life!! You have your own place. It's called the Vatican. Why don't you spend some time there instead of sticking your damn noses into the business of different countries? Why don't you create your own country and call it Catholicistan? Then, all the religious nuts can live there and leave everyone else alone.

Opponents of the measure and representatives of the Roman Catholic Church said they feared the Colombian law may open the way to gay marriage and gay adoption. But activists say their campaign is focused for now on obtaining practical benefits.

Ooh, we can't have gay marriage and gay adoption. That would be completely unacceptable. I do like the scare tactics that the Catholic Church uses. As if that's going to stop the country of Colombia from passing this law. It kind of reminds me of the scare tactics used in this country. I especially love the one where we're all going to want to hump our animals or engage in polygamy if gay marriage is allowed. Yeah!!

Kudos to Colombia for moving into the year 2007, and actually recognizing that gay people ARE PEOPLE!!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

I was tagged by Let's Talk About It. This is a blogger whose blog I found by accident really. But I couldn't imagine not reading it every single day!! So, I'm truly honored that he would consider my blog to be thought provoking, and for having tagged me.

Let's Talk, forgive me for copying the rules because I don't know them!!

The rules, created by The Thinking Blog, are thus:

1. If, and only if you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.

2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).

The five blogs that I have chosen that make you think are:

1. Happy Jihad's House Of Pancakes - If you haven't already checked out this blog or are familiar with it, I highly recommend it. It's hilarious, and very truthful!! The blogger is not afraid to say what he thinks, and that's what I look for when checking out a blog to see if it's worth reading more than once. Happy Jihad's House Of Pancakes definitely is worth reading more than once. Hell, read it every single day!! You won't regret it!!

2. Not The Country Club - When I first started blogging, this was the first blog I ever decided to read. Something about it caught my eye, and I was hooked.

3. Revolt Today - This is Ron's blog. It's a MUST READ!! Check it out, and I'm sure you'll be left with plenty to talk about for days on end!!

4. Who Hijacked Our Country - This is Tom's blog. Tom always seems to have something to talk about. Therefore, I have something to comment on. This is another MUST READ!!

5. Funky Town Fighter - This blogger is not afraid to say what they think, and not afraid to use profanity when saying it. I like that!! Tell it like it is!! MUST READ!!

File This Under: Because They Are Morons

Apparently Delcambre Louisiana has nothing better to do than to pass a law banning of all things, saggy pants. Ooh, those big bad baggy pants!! They're so scary!! I mean, you might actually see underwear. I'm frightened Auntie Em!! Frightened!! Yeah, wrong state!! I know!!

DELCAMBRE, La. (June 13) - Overly saggy britches are obscene, the Delcambre Town Council says. So does Mayor Carol Broussard, who said he will sign an anti-sag ordinance passed unanimously this week.

The new indecent exposure ordinance in this Cajun-country town of about 2,000 carries penalties of up to six months in jail and a $500 fine for being caught in pants that show undergarments or, in the mayor's phrase, "private parts."

"I don't know if it will do any good, but it won't hurt," said Delcambre Councilman Albert Roy, who introduced the ordinance. "It's obvious, and anybody with common sense can see your parts when you wear sagging pants ."

The meeting Monday night packed the small trailer that has been Town Hall since Hurricane Rita swept in six feet of storm surge on Sept. 24, 2005.

Low-hanging, baggy pants have become a fashion fad, mostly for young men in the hip-hop culture. Several residents objected that the ordinance targeted blacks.

Broussard denied any racial motivation. "White people wear sagging pants, too. Anybody who wears these pants should be held responsible."

Although Roy, who is black, introduced the ordinance, he said a $500 fine is outrageous: "I think it should be something like $25."

The ordinance states, "It shall be unlawful for any person in any public place or in view of the public to be found in a state of nudity, or partial nudity, or in dress not becoming to his or her sex, or in any indecent exposure of his or her person or undergarments, or be guilty of any indecent or lewd behavior."

The law applies to women as well as men, the mayor said Wednesday. "If you expose some of your privates, the crack of your behind, if somebody feels insulted they should press charges. If you're offended by it, we want to straighten that out."

The clause about "dress not becoming to his or her sex" doesn't forbid cross-dressing, Broussard said. "A dress, I wouldn't find that obscene. As long as he covers himself and it's not too short."

The ordinance isn't needed because the state has an indecent exposure law, resident Sylvester Harris said during Monday's meeting. But town attorney Ted Ayo said the measure expands on the state law by adding underwear to the list of forbidden exposures.

"This is a new ordinance that deals specifically with sagging pants," Ayo said. "It's about showing off your underwear in public."

Town resident Adam George had another objection. "It's just going to be harassment," he said at the Monday meeting. "People that don't like me are going to call and complain on me and say I've got saggy pants. I'm going to have to pay to bond out, even if I'm right."

Police Chief James Broussard said he didn't have a problem with George's pants, which hung below his waist but were covered by a long T-shirt.

"It's not like I'm showing my privates or anything like that," George said. "It's my boxers."

Mayor Broussard's public advice for people who like their pants to hang low: "Just wear it properly. Cover your vital parts. I mean, if you expose your private parts, you'll get a fine. If you walk up and your pants drop, you get a fine. They're better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress."

First of all, the last time I looked underwear was NOT a private part. It is not a body part. It's a piece of material worn to cover your private parts. Big difference!!

Second of all, do these people have absolutely nothing better to do than to waste money from the taxpayers to prosecute these cases? I mean, it's absolutely ridiculous. Up to six months in jail, and a $500 fine? It's just asinine if you ask me, and a complete waste of time and money. Apparently they need the money so that they can build another town hall, seeing as though their town hall is currently a trailer because the other one was destroyed during Hurricane Rita.

"It shall be unlawful for any person in any public place or in view of the public to be found in a state of nudity, or partial nudity, or in dress not becoming to his or her sex, or in any indecent exposure of his or her person or undergarments, or be guilty of any indecent or lewd behavior."

Who they hell are they to determine what kind of "dress" is becoming or unbecoming of somebody's sex? Quite frankly, anyone can dress whatever way they damn well feel like. They have no right to say that your clothing is "unbecoming" of your sex. Get real!!

Are they going to outlaw PDA? If you ask me, that's more disgusting than being subjected to somebody's "crack" or a flash of a thong. Given the choice between seeing two slobbering idiots all over each other in public or a crack, I'd take the crack!!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Remind Me Not To Visit The East Coast, The West Coast, Or Anywhere Else For That Matter

Just when you thought you knew everything about your country, you read a story like this.

Courtesy of thinkprogress.org:
“The Army now admits that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents into the sea, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste - either tossed overboard or packed into the holds of scuttled vessels.”

Nice!! When people start dropping like flies, who can we sue?

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Condi And The Libby Pardon

Condi Rice displays her ignorance once again. No big surprise there!!

Courtesy of thinkprogress.org:
Meeting with the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that Scooter Libby “served the country really well” and hinted that a presidential pardon was in order. “Asked for her views on a pardon, Rice demurred but then came to the strong defense of Libby, stating that he should be treated ‘in accordance’ with his public service.”

No bitch!! He should be treated like everyone else. You do the crime, you do the time. Period!! No pardon!! No nothing!! He was tried, convicted, and sentenced. He is not above the law, and should NOT be pardoned. End of story!!

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Prime Example Of Why Women Shouldn't Be Having 500 Babies At Once

Okay, 500 is a exaggeration. But seriously, this story is a perfect example of why women shouldn't be having a half dozen kids at once.

PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) -- The mother of one of two sets of sextuplets born within 10 hours of each other suffered acute heart failure shortly after the delivery but was stable Tuesday, doctors said.

The heart problems were due to the huge volume of blood that Jenny Masche, 32, was carrying in her body while pregnant, Dr. John Elliott said at a news conference at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. When the babies were delivered Monday, some of the extra blood was lost and "stretched her heart and blood vessels to a very, very critical level," Elliott said.

"So for a while she was very sick."

The babies, three girls and three boys, are in stable condition. Five had been put on ventilators after birth, but now all but one are breathing on their own, doctors said.

Doctors put Masche in the intensive care unit and gave her medication. She was expected to be out of the ICU by Wednesday. (Watch more on mom, babies )

The sextuplets were born 10 hours after Brianna Morrison, 24, gave birth in Minnesota to another set. The Masches used artificial insemination, and Morrison used fertility drugs.

The Morrison sextuplets remained critical Tuesday, a normal condition for such small babies.

New father Bryan Masche joined doctors at the Arizona news conference to talk about his wife's health and to gush over the six tiny additions to his family.

"They're amazing: 10 fingers, 10 toes," he said. "They have little fingernails and perfectly shaped little ears."

The sextuplets were almost 10 weeks premature and weighed between 2 pounds, 1 ounce and 3 pounds.

After getting six kids in one day, Bryan Masche said, he and his wife are happy with the size of their family.

"This is it," he said. "I don't want any more kids."

Having those half dozen children almost literally killed her which makes me wonder if she would have died had her pregnancy gone on any longer. I'm sure I'll be hearing from those who advocate that women should have tons and tons of babies, as if having that many children somehow proves your womanhood.

This also reminds me of something the pro-life jackass that I was debating said. He said that there should be a law stating that all women must have a minimum of three children in order to prevent the UK from becoming extinct. Yes, I realize this is the United States. But he was from the UK and was bitching about the "selfishness" of myself and other women who either don't have children or don't want to have children. You see, that makes us selfish bitches, feminists, Nazis, etc. By the way, he thinks that if you're a woman and you don't have kids or don't want to have kids then you should be thrown in prison.

Like I said, this is a prime example of why women shouldn't be having 500 babies at once. Twins and triplets is enough. Sextuplets is ridiculous!!

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Sam Brownback Is A Pig

Sam Brownback is a good for nothing, disgusting, asinine, piece of shit pig!!

This piece of shit says that women and girls who are raped or are victims of incest should NOT be allowed to have an abortion. How much lower is this slim willing to go? Does he want to suggest that women and girls in this country should be forcefully impregnated in order to fulfill the pro-life movement's sick agenda? Does he want to legalize rape and incest?

He said that encouraging a woman who has been a victim of sexual abuse to have an abortion doesn't address the problems she faces as a result of the rape and does nothing to prosecute the rapist.

"Rape is terrible. Rape is awful. Is it made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that's been raped?" Brownback said, according to an AP report.

Sure, he really gives a shit about rape and incest victims. That's why so many of the rapists get off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Yep, that shows how much he cares.

Yes, having an abortion does help a rape victim. She doesn't have to be reminded every single day for the rest of her life what the sick son of a bitch did to her. She doesn't have to carry the sick son of a bitch's spawn to term. She doesn't have to look at that child and be reminded of what happened.

Brownback doesn't give a damn about rape and incest victims. If he did, he wouldn't be trying to force those who end up pregnant because of the rape to have the rapist's spawn.

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The "Gay Bomb"

No, this is not a joke!! The Pentagon seriously considered attempting to build a "gay bomb" to be used on enemy fighters.

The U.S. military sought to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting, a report confirms.

Yes, because we all know that gay people just can't keep their clothes on. All they think about is sex, sex, and more SEX. They're not capable of holding any other thoughts.

As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."

"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistibly attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviewing the documents.

"The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soldiers would become gay," explained Hammond.

Apparently they've been puffing the Magic Dragon a little too much!! Damn!! What kind of braindead idiots do we have running this country? I mean seriously, a gay bomb? Of course, spraying someone with an aphrodisiac is how someone becomes gay. These people are about as braindead as a person who is medically BRAINDEAD!! A chemical to turn someone gay? Get a life!!

This would be laughable if it weren't serious. Do these people not understand that being gay isn't a choice? Do these people not understand that you can't just turn someone gay, that they're born that way? Apparently not considering that they think they can create a chemical that will turn someone gay. DAMN!! Get real!!

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Joe Lieberman Says US Should Strike Iran

Joe Lieberman says that the US should strike Iran because they're "killing our soldiers in Iraq."

I expect Lieberman to be the first person to sign up to go to Iran for this war that he wants so badly. I expect him to strap on his doofus gear that he wore recently in Iraq (it was doofus gear because he looked like a doofus in it), and go. If he wants us to play Rambo, he should put his damn money where his mouth is and pick up a gun. Otherwise, he should shut the hell up!!

This is the typical American mentality. An eye for an eye!! How about trying some diplomacy once? Oops, there's that dirty word!! We can't use diplomacy to solve our problems. That would be wrong!!

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tom Delay Accused Of Trying To Repeatedly Get Man Fired

Tom Delay has been accused of repeatedly trying to get a man fired from his job as a U.S. House of Representatives clerk. Why? Because he was openly GAY!!

Jeff Trandahl, the gay former clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, yesterday revealed that “former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) had long sought to oust him from the job because he is openly gay.”

No big surprise there!! These thugs will do anything!!

Tom Delay's spokesperson denied the accusation.

"We have no idea where this comes from, but it’s a very serious accusation and an outright lie," the spokeswoman said.

Sure you don't!! I was actually waiting for the classic line, "Tom Delay knows many people who are gay and he has gay friends, therefore he would never discriminate against gay people."
A former GOP leadership staffer who served during DeLay and Trandahl’s tenure seemed surprised by Trandahl’s claim that DeLay wanted him fired, doubting that he was even aware the former Clerk was gay. “No member of Congress has a worse gaydar than Tom DeLay,” the former aide said.

Wow, did you hear that? Congress has gaydars, and Tom Delay's gaydar is the worst!! Come off it already!! The man says that he was openly gay. Are we really supposed to believe that Tom Delay didn't know that he was gay? Please!!

Speaking of that thug, when is that son of a bitch going to jail for his crimes?

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Missing Girl

For weeks now I've tried to avoid talking about this story, but I just can't anymore. I have to!!

I'm sure that by now everyone has heard about the little girl who was kidnapped in Portugal while on vacation with her family. Now the parents have focused their attention on Germany, begging anyone that may have been in Portugal around that time to check their pictures to see if she is in the photos.

Although I completely understand their desire to do everything possible to find their daughter as any parent would, I just have to shake my head at the whole thing.

This may sound harsh, but this is the reality of the situation as it has been told over and over again. These people left their four year old daughter along with their two year old twins alone in their room at the villa or wherever it was that they were staying at while they went to eat dinner at the villa restaurant. They said that they went back often to check on them. I don't understand why more people aren't outraged at this. These people knowingly left their MINOR children completely unattended in what amounts to a hotel room in a foreign country. Did they know that she would be kidnapped? No!! But that really doesn't matter. What they did would amount to child neglect and child endangerment at the very least in this country. Why it's perfectly acceptable to do that in other countries is beyond me.

We don't have the luxury in this world to leave our children alone in a hotel room while we go eat dinner. Children are kidnapped every single day in this world. You would think that someone would have the common sense not to leave their children alone.

I'm sure that these people will beat themselves up over this for the rest of their lives. But like it or not, these people helped contribute to this situation by leaving that child and the other two alone. Like I said, they didn't know that she would be kidnapped. But they made it possible for her to be kidnapped by leaving her alone.

I hope that the authorities find her, and find her alive.

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How Poetic!!

A "deranged" man attempted to hop onto the vehicle of a DERANGED man. How poetic!!

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A 27-year-old German man described by the Vatican as "clearly deranged" leaped over a barricade on Wednesday and tried to jump on to Pope Benedict's open-topped jeep.

Yes, he must have clearly been deranged. After all, who would want to mix it up with the Pope? You'd have to be deranged!!
The man took the German Pope's bodyguards by surprise in St Peter's Square, coming within a meter of the pontiff in an episode that brought back memories of the assassination attempt against his predecessor Pope John Paul in 1981.

Television pictures showed the man, wearing a baseball cap, jump out of the crowd and over a wooden barricade as the Pope passed by to start his weekly audience for some 40,000 people.

Hurtling from the Pope's right, he tried to jump on the back of the moving "popemobile" but managed only to touch it before being wrestled to the ground by Vatican security guards.

"He was clearly deranged but did not want to kill or harm the Pope, he only wanted to draw attention to himself," the spokesman said.

After questioning by a Vatican judge the man, who was unarmed, was taken to a psychiatric institution in Italy for testing. His identity was not disclosed.

The man did not appear to be holding anything in his hands nor carrying any bag. Tourists and pilgrims entering St Peter's Square go through airport-style metal detectors and have their bags checked by Italian police.

The Pope, who was elected in 2005, was standing on the open jeep facing forward and looking at the crowd to his left and did not see the man trying to get on the vehicle.

The driver did not appear to know what was happening behind him since the speed of the vehicle did not increase.

The episode lasted about 15 seconds. John Paul was shot and nearly killed in the same square by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca on May 13, 1981.

How exactly is he deranged if he had no intention of harming or killing the Pope? How do we know that he didn't just want to be "healed" by the Pope? We don't!! How do we know that he didn't just want to shake hands with the Pope? We don't!! But he has to be deranged because the Vatican said so!!

Yeah, okay!! Like I said, he had to be deranged if he wanted to mix it up with the Pope who is a deranged man himself. Oh, the humor of it all!!

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Gisele Bundchen Takes On Catholic Church

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen decided to take on the Catholic Church over its abortion and contraception policy.

Supermodel blasts church's opposition to condom use, abortion
June 6, 2007



RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Gisele Bundchen is the biggest international star on the runway during Rio's Fashion Week, but she's also making headlines for criticizing the Roman Catholic church's opposition to condom use and abortion.

Bundchen, who paraded Tuesday night for the Colcci label, told the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that the church's take on contraception is hopelessly outdated because it was adopted when "the women were virgins, the guys were virgins."

"Today, no one is a virgin when they get married," Bundchen said.

She made the comments less than a month after Pope Benedict XVI criticized government-sanctioned abortion laws and birth control during a five-day visit to Brazil, the world's most populous Roman Catholic nation.

While most abortions are banned in Brazil, the government hands out more than 300 million free condoms each year to prevent AIDS and unwanted pregnancies.

"To prohibit condoms is ridiculous, just think of all the diseases transmitted without them," the 26-year-old supermodel told the newspaper.

She added: "How is it possible to not want people to use condoms and also not have abortions? It's impossible, I'm sorry."

Bundchen isn't the first Brazilian celebrity to clash with the Roman Catholic church over contraception.

Popular singer Daniela Mercury was pulled from a 2005 Vatican Christmas concert over her participation in an anti-AIDS campaign promoting condom use.

But don't you see Gisele, it's the Catholic Church's way or the highway!! Never mind the fact that most people aren't virgins, the abstinence only policy doesn't work when that's all they teach.

Let us not forget that the Catholic Church isn't interested in preventing diseases. After all, their henchmen (priests and the like) have been spreading lies to the people of Africa that condoms are laced with AIDS. They're only interested in preventing women from having control over their own bodies. They're only interested in making sure that babies are born. They don't care and to say that they do is a joke!!

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Those Damn Evil Liberal Gays!!

Those damn evil liberal Gays!! They had the audacity to approve a bill in California that would allow gay people to get married. No, it's not a commitment ceremony. No, it's not a civil union. It's a real, honest to goodness MARRIAGE!!

OH THE HORROR OF IT ALL!! What will we do? The world is going to end as we know it. The gays are all going to take over. They're going to invade our cities. They're going to steal our homes. They're going to ruin our marriages. They're going to recruit our children. They're going to eat our babies. Oh, stop the madness now!!

All joking aside, I think it's an important step in gaining equal rights for everyone!! But as we all know, AUUUUHNNNNNOOOOOOLLLLDDDDD will never sign the bill into law. He will continue to allow blatant discrimination against gay people simply because some people are offended due to their archaic and moronic religious beliefs.

Bravo to those in California who stood up to the face of hatred in order to hopefully bring equality to those who are gay!! It's definitely a step in the right direction!!

For the record, I don't know if any of the politicians that voted for this bill are gay. But, it really doesn't matter. You see, in this country if you believe in equal rights for gays you're labeled GAY and LIBERAL.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Catholic Politicians Get A Spine And Flip The Bird At Church

Catholic politicians in Australia finally got a spine, and flipped the bird at the Catholic Church. It's about damn time someone told the Catholic Church to keep its nose out of their damn governmental business. Hopefully others will follow in their footsteps.

SYDNEY (AFP) - Catholic lawmakers in Australia rebelled Wednesday against threats from the church of "consequences" if they vote in favour of overturning a ban on therapeutic cloning.

One Catholic member of the ruling Labor Party in the New South Wales state parliament said he would rather go to hell than take orders on how to vote from Sydney Catholic Archbishop George Pell.

"Maybe I'll go to hell, but if I go to hell I'm going to do so by saving a lot of lives, because that's what this bill is about," Tony Stewart said in a radio interview.

"We don't need a religious leader telling members of parliament what should be done."

Lawmakers are being allowed a conscience vote on a bill to bring the country's most populous state into line with the federal government, which overturned a ban on therapeutic cloning last year.

The new law would allow excess human embryos from in-vitro fertilisation treatment to be used to create stem cells for research into fighting debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cystic fibrosis.

"Cloning is not quite the same as abortion and the legislation for such a thing as cloning is different from actually performing cloning," Cardinal Pell told reporters.

"But it is a serious moral matter and Catholic politicians who vote for this legislation must realise that their voting has consequences for their place in the life of the church."

Pell said he was not threatening to excommunicate Catholic lawmakers who voted in favour of the bill, but indicated he was considering refusing them holy communion.

Both state Premier Morris Iemma and his deputy John Watkins, who are Catholics, have said they would defy Pell's warnings and vote for the bill.

Another Catholic MP, Adrian Piccoli, said of the threat of being refused communion: "I would like to see them try and stop me."

Pell said the bill would allow for unethical research that could see the creation of human and animal hybrids.

"These possibilities are quite grotesque," he said. "I'd be very surprised if they had approval throughout the population."

The Anglican church is also asking MPs to vote against the bill.

But the Minister for Science and Medical Research, Verity Firth, denied scientists would be given carte blanche for research and said she was confident the bill would pass both houses of parliament.

I'd rather go to hell than take orders from the Catholic Church too. I mean seriously, who the hell do they think they are anyway? They have absolutely NO BUSINESS sticking themselves into the governmental business of any country. The Catholic Church has archaic beliefs, and it's about time someone stood up to them.

The Anglican Church can also shove it!! The MPs aren't going to vote against this bill, and why should they? If this research can find a cure for diseases, why shouldn't we be allowed to try? These churches see one thing, and that's an embryo. They can't move past that, and quite frankly, I don't care if they ever move past it. The important thing is, the MPs can and seem likely to be moving past that. Kudos to them for flipping the bird!! The Catholic Church and the Anglican Church deserve it. Remember morons, when they do find a cure don't bother asking for it. If you do, that will make you look like a damn hypocrite!!

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

How Would You Use Bush If Elected President?

When asked how they would use Bush if elected to office, Tommy Thompson clearly takes the cake for being delusional.

Asked the same question about Bush, former governor Tommy Thompson said he “would put him out on a lecture series” talking to “the youth of America” about “honesty” and “integrity.”

I'm glad that I wasn't watching the debate!! I would have either pissed my pants when Thompson said that, or spit my water at the television. Perhaps I may have even choked. Bush in the same sentence with honesty and integrity is enough to make anyone choke.

Sending Bush to speak to ANYONE about honesty and integrity is like sending Hitler to talk about love for Jewish people. Ain't gonna happen. Ain't realistic. Complete bullshit!!

Does anyone have a padded room available for Potty Boy? Clearly he has mental problems if he thinks that Bush is even remotely honest or has even an ounce of integrity.

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Would You Pardon "Scooter" Libby?

That was a question thrown at the Republicans tonight during their debate. Wolf Blitzer wanted a simple yes or no. As you will see, some people just couldn't shut the hell up!! Apparently they don't understand ENGLISH. It's really simple. Yes or No!!


BLITZER: I just want to do a quick yes or no. And I’m going to go down the rest of the group and let everybody just tell me yes or no : Would you pardon Scooter Libby?


(UNKNOWN): No. I’m steeped in the law. I wouldn’t do that.

(UNKNOWN): No, not without reading the transcript.

(UNKNOWN): Not without reading the transcript.

MCCAIN: He’s going through an appeal process. We’ve got to see what happens here.

GIULIANI: I think the sentence was way out of line. I mean, the sentence was grossly excessive in a situation in which, at the beginning, the prosecutor knew who the leak was…

BLITZER: So, yes or no, would you pardon him?

GIULIANI: … and he knew a crime wasn’t committed.

I recommended over a thousand pardons to President Reagan when I was associate attorney general. I would see if it fit the criteria for pardon. I’d wait for the appeal.

I think what the judge did today argues more in favor of a pardon because…

BLITZER: Thank you.

GIULIANI: … this is excessive punishment.

BLITZER: All right.

GIULIANI: When you consider — I’ve prosecuted 5,000 cases.

BLITZER: I’m trying to get a yes or no.


GIULIANI: Well, this is a very important issue. This is a very, very important — a man’s life is at stake. And the reality is, this is an incomprehensible situation.

They knew who the leak was.

ROMNEY: Hey, Wolf, can I explain…

GIULIANI: And ultimately, there was no underlying crime involved.

BLITZER: All right.

ROMNEY: This is one of those situations where I go back to my record as governor. I didn’t pardon anybody as governor, because I didn’t want to overturn a jury.

But in this case, you have a prosecutor who clearly abused prosecutorial discretion by going after somebody when he already knew that the source of the leak was Richard Armitage. He’d been told that. So he went on a political vendetta.

BLITZER: Was that a yes?

ROMNEY: It’s worth looking at that. I will study it very closely if I’m lucky enough to be president. And I’d keep that option open.

BLITZER: Senator?

BROWNBACK: Yes. The basic crime here didn’t happen. What they were saying was that the identity of an agent…

BLITZER: All right.


BROWNBACK: … was revealed, but that agent has to be in the field for that to be a crime. That didn’t occur.

BLITZER: Governor?

THOMPSON: Bill Clinton committed perjury at a grand jury, lost his law license. Scooter Libby got 30 months. To me, it’s not fair at all.

But I would make sure the appeal was done properly, and then I would examine the record.

BLITZER: Congressman?



All right. We heard from all of them.

Really Rudolph, a man's life is at stake? Gee, I didn't know that Libby was sentenced to death for what he did. He was given two and a half years in prison. Wow!! Real excessive and harsh there!! Two and a half years isn't NEARLY enough for what he did to Valerie Plame, her family, her friends, and anyone that worked with her. He helped put her life and their lives in danger by blowing her cover. But hey, his life is at stake so we should all feel sorry for him!! Boo Hoo!! Excuse me while I go barf.

I knew that Bill Clinton's name would come up in this argument. Leave it to Tommy Thompson to piss and moan about how it's not fair that Bill Clinton lied about sex and didn't go to jail, but Libby helped blow the cover of a CIA officer and is going to jail. Cry me a river Potty Boy!!

These thugs are pathetic!!

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