Monday, April 30, 2007

And You Thought You Had Problems!

I've been known to don my virtual tin foil hat from time to time, but damn!


The woman who needs a veil of protection from modern life

By VICTORIA MOORE

Veiled: Sarah Dacre keeps the 21st century at bay

No, she's NOT a beekeeper. This woman believes that her bizarre headgear can save her from the dangerous electrosmog all around us. Can she possibly be right?

Before knocking on Sarah Dacre's door, I take the precaution of checking my mobile phone. It's switched off, as she has requested.

"Last time someone came to visit," she warns, "I started feeling awfully nauseous. It turned out he had a picture phone with him and had left it switched on. A picture phone!"

Hm.
A stream of doctors, complementary practitioners and Chinese herbalists all failed to alleviate any of her symptoms or come up with a diagnosis.

Instead, she found an answer on Google - through websites such as electrosensitivity.org.uk.

All her symptoms seemed to match those of people who believe they are allergic to modern life.

Double Hm.
In one "provocation" study, a number of people who claimed to have electrical sensitivity were placed in a room with a mobile phone and not told whether or not it was switched on.

Asked by a researcher how they felt, they failed to establish any link between physical symptoms and the alleged trigger.

I have to wonder how much Sarah paid for the "veil of protection," the tin foil wallpaper and the shimmery piece of netting she sleeps in.

As for most of her symptoms... Sounds like Menopause to me.

But that "veil of protection" deal sure looks like fun, doesn't it?

What a drag it is getting old, Sarah.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Snarky Sermon on the Blog: Where'd The Money Go?

I don't remember reading "Thou shalt take the money and run" anywhere in the Bible, do you?

Well, godfather of the Dominionists (and former Arthur Murray dance instructor), James D. Kennedy is firing staff and closing the office doors. Here's "Dr." Kennedy with his good friend, Tom DeLay:


Conservative Center Closes Up Shop

FORT LAUDERDALE - The Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, founded more than a decade ago to propagate a largely antiabortion, antigay message, has closed its doors.

The offshoot of Coral Ridge Ministries laid off an undisclosed number of workers Thursday at its headquarters here and at an office in Washington in what was called a "streamlining."

"We're getting back to our core competency, the production of media," said Brian Fisher, executive vice president at Coral Ridge, which was founded by the Rev. D. James Kennedy. "Our heart and soul is the teaching of Dr. Kennedy, and getting it to more people than those who come to church."

Kennedy has been absent from the public view since suffering a heart attack in December.

Hm. Maybe paying Ann Coulter to speak at your events wasn't really good for business, "Dr." Kennedy?

Thus Endeth Today's Sermon.

Go forth today and read about James D. Kennedy's mission to "reclaim America for Christ," as well as his dirty deals with the reverend Sun Myung Moon and FOX's Bill O'Reilly, and his radical tightie rightie religious manipulation of lawmakers in Washington DC...

Then ask yourself: Where'd the money go?

"I mean it, damn it!"



Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Happy "Mission Accomplished" Weekend!


Yes, it's that time of year... Again. Still.

How do you plan to celebrate this year?




Truly heavy sigh.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Friday, April 27, 2007

Denver Plagued By... Well, Plague


Cute little squirrels are dying in Denver.

Plague was found in a dead tree squirrel near City Park after citizens noticed a die-off of squirrels in the neighborhood, state officials confirmed Thursday. Denver Animal Control investigated the squirrel deaths and tested the body of a dead squirrel. Officials said the tests were positive for plague. John Pape, an epidemiologist who specializes in animal-related diseases, said while plague is seen every year among rodent populations in rural areas of Colorado, including the Front Range, it's unusual to find plague in the center of an urban area. But, he said, it has happened before. "Plague is a bacteria that is maintained in various species of rodents and rabbits and transmitted by fleas. When an infected rodent becomes sick and dies, its fleas can carry the infection to other warm-blooded animals, including humans," Pape said. "People also can be exposed through direct contact with infected rodents, rabbits and cats." Pape assured that the risk of Denver residents contracting plague is extremely low. Several groups, including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Denver Environmental Health, are working to figure out the extent of the die-off in the area. Pape explained that when the animals die, the fleas leave the carcass to find another host, thus spreading the disease. He warned residents to not handle any dead rodents and to keep all pets away from them. People should use gloves and a plastic bag if they do dispose of the carcasses. Plague is treated with common antibiotics when recognized early. Symptoms include sudden fever, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.
Add this to your list of things NOT to do in Denver: Don't feed the squirrels. In fact, don't go near the squirrels. Hm. Maybe you'd better not play with pets that might have fleas, either.





Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Thursday, April 26, 2007

This Is Your War President On... Well, I Don't Know What He's On, But Damn!




No, that wasn't edited. But The Malkinator still loves him...






Pathetic.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

You Put Your Left Foot Out...



U.S. President George W. Bush walks to a podium to speak about the Iraq supplemental on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, April 24, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)


Sigh.

In case you're thinking that the photographer just got lucky, or that that photo was just a fluke...




There's something seriously wrong with the man. Period.

Won't somebody please do something about this guy?

Never mind. Someone did. Look closely at that last photo. Now, look at this one...




But isn't stabbing Bush in the back with the Washington Memorial a bit harsh?


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Office Of The Special Council Will (cough) Investigate (cough) Karl Rove


Before you get all excited about the possibility of Rove finally being exposed and indicted, remember why blogs are so important today: When bloggers read a national news story --like this one from The Los Angeles Times-- they immediately formulate questions, like:

Who's in charge of this so-called investigation?

Who stands to benefit from such an investigation?

Why now?

OK, here we go...

Meet Scott J. Bloch:

"We will take the evidence where it leads us," Scott J. Bloch, head of the Office of Special Counsel and a presidential appointee, said in an interview Monday. "We will not leave any stone unturned."...

Scott J. Bloch is a Bush-appointed toadie of the first magnitude:

The Office of Personnel Management's inspector general has been investigating allegations by current and former OSC employees that Special Counsel Scott J. Bloch retaliated against underlings who disagreed with his policies -- by, among other means, transferring them out of state -- and tossed out legitimate whistle-blower cases to reduce the office backlog. Bloch denies the accusations, saying that under his leadership the agency has grown more efficient and receptive to whistle-blowers.

Who stands to gain the most from this so-called investigation?

Karl Rove, of course.

This "investigation" will take a really, really long time, you know. And no one will be able to talk about it because it will be "an on-going investigation." (Stop me if you've heard that one before.) Plus, Bloch will be able to keep evidence out of the hands of congress, thus stopping further hearings and evidence-gathering initiatives.

Why now? What better time to quash inquiries into the nefarious dealings of KKKarl Rove? The result: Run out the clock, and Rove skates.

Any more questions?



Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Monday, April 23, 2007

FDA To Change Chocolate Formula (Cheaper, Inferior Ingredients)!


Damn! Is nothing sacred with these Bushbots?

The U.S. Chocolate Industry's plan is to change the basic formula of chocolate in order to use vegetable fat substitutes in place of cocoa butter, and to use milk substitutes in the place of nutritionally superior milk.

The U.S. Chocolate Industry, through its Chocolate Manufacturers of America (CMA), and in collaboration with the Grocery Manufacturers Association, have petitioned the Food and Drug Association (FDA) to change the current requirements for chocolate.

Hm. Who benefits from this change in the chocolate formula?




Not the consumer.

Certainly not the chocolatier.

Not America.

Actually, the rest of the world will benefit...

'Cause no chocolate lover will ever buy American chocolate again.

Thanks, Bushbots. You've destroyed yet another American industry for a few more pennies of profit.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Sunday, April 22, 2007

In Memoriam: Limbo & Logic


Hm. No more Limbo...

Catholic Church buries limbo after centuries


VATICAN CITY
(Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church has effectively buried the concept of limbo, the place where centuries of tradition and teaching held that babies who die without baptism went.

In a long-awaited document, the Church's International Theological Commission said limbo reflected an "unduly restrictive view of salvation."

Now that Limbo is no more, what are the consequences of Original Sin?

Limbo is contingent on the doctrine of Original Sin, which some dismiss as of little consequence. However, to believe in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is to believe in Original Sin. Of all God’s human creatures, the Blessed Virgin Mary alone was never touched by Original Sin or any sin. She is the Immaculate Conception—in the singular. Every other person comes into this world with the guilt of the sin of our first parents—or more correctly the sin of Adam.

Hm. Baptism no longer necessary to remove original sin? Not so fast, says Pope Benedict.

The Church teaches that baptism removes original sin which stains all souls since the fall from grace in the Garden of Eden.

"NO NEGATION OF BAPTISM"


The document stressed that its conclusions should not be interpreted as questioning original sin or "used to negate the necessity of baptism or delay the conferral of the sacrament."

OK, let's recap:

Limbo is now closed.

But Original Sin is still open for business.

Anyone else see an inherent flaw in that argument?

Of course, logic has always been the true enemy of faith, hasn't it?

Thus Endeth Today's Sermon.

Go forth today and Google "Original Sin" and "Limbo."

And contemplate how the two are part of the whole light/dark (yin & yang, if you will) of churchiology.

"I mean it, damn it!"

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Lesson In Good Government: Barney Frank Explains "Motion To Recommit"


A motion to recommit returns a bill to committee, in effect killing it. However, a motion to recommit with instructions is a last opportunity to amend the bill.

The instructions to the committee direct changes to the text of the bill. If adopted, the chairman of the named committee immediately stands and reports the change back to the House. The next step is the House vote on final passage of the bill.

Minority Members receive priority of recognition for offering motions to recommit.


And now for today's lesson from US Rep. Barney Frank:




By the way, the Dems prevailed in that vote.

Suck it, Repub Good Government Haters!

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Friday, April 20, 2007

Rove & The Missing Emails: "Oops" Isn't An Option, Asshat!





It's not easy pretending to be stupid. Just ask KKKarl.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Hint For Groveling Gonzo





You're letting them see you sweat, Buddy!

BWAAAHAHA!!!


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Time To Dust Of Your Copy Of "The Cardinal"


Or, at least, watch the movie...



... If you want to understand the Supreme W. Court's radical ruling on late-term abortion.

From an IMDB reviewer:

With the current moral divide on the question of abortion, I am reminded of that crucial scene in the movie when the character portrayed by Tryon had to decide on what medical procedure to choose in the case of an emergency arising out of a childbirth gone awry. He was the nearest of kin (brother) of the woman involved and the doctors advised him that there was a choice as to whether to abort the baby (by crushing its head with forceps) or let the childbirth proceed in which case the mother's life would be compromised. In such cases, Catholic morality requires that the best effort should be made to save both infant and mother but in no case may an intervention be made to kill either one of them.


Guess which one the priest chose to save.

For those of you saying "This will never happen to me, and it rarely happens at all," I have one question:

Are you willing to risk your life --or the life of a loved one-- because you trust your priests, your politicians, and your BushCo Supremes?

Good luck with that.




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Random Crazies & Their Cowardly Acts

Records are made to be broken, right? The Virginia Tech killer thought he'd go down in history as the biggest bad-ass of his day, right?

Guess again, coward!

BU student sends out email threatening to recreate Va. Tech tragedy




BOSTON
-- Police say a part-time Boston University student sent out an email threatening to recreate the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

This morning's Herald reports that 20-year-old Andrew Rosenblum threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and some of her classmates.

According to the police report, Rosenblum also said he would turn the gun on himself.

Police say he could be charged with threatening to do bodily harm as early as today.

No one can fully protect me from the random crazies out there. And no one seems to be able to convince these suicidal maniacs that someone will always come along to best their bloody "records," thus rendering their killing sprees just numbers in a future timeline.

This latest bloodbath at Virginia Tech could've been a watershed moment for 24/7 cable news coverage. Talking heads could've used their air time to educate the random crazies out there about how fleeting their infamy will be and how cowardly their acts will be viewed in perpetuity.

It takes no courage to mow down unarmed kids. And it's just plain stupid to think you'll be hailed as the most vicious killer in American history... when, in reality, that "fame" will last no longer than a blink of history's eye.

Of course, these killers won't know that they'll go down in history as random crazies...

Because they always take the chicken shit coward's way out: Suicide.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A History Of Violence


I turned off my TV yesterday when Wolf Blitzer asked one of the Virginia Tech survivors, "What's the mood on campus right now?"

Instead, I decided to wait for actual news of the tragedy. This morning, a few more facts have been reported, but it will take time for authorities to determine exactly what happened.

Hey, Wolf! How's the mood at CNN this morning? Is everyone giddy? How do you think the survivors of these school tragedies felt?

Primary and Elementary school killings

May 18, 1927 Bath, Michigan, USA School board member Andrew Kehoe, upset by a property tax for a new school building which caused the foreclosure of his farm, set up a series of explosions in the Bath elementary school. That morning he killed his wife and set his farm building on fire. While fire fighters were arriving at the farm, an explosion destroyed the north wing of the school. As people gathered outside the school, Kehoe drove up and detonated a bomb inside his shrapnel-filled vehicle. During the rescue efforts, searchers discovered an additional 500 pounds (230 kg) of unexploded dynamite and pyrotol planted throughout the basement of the school's south wing. The bombings constituted the deadliest act of mass murder in a school in U.S. history, claiming more than three times as many victims as the Columbine High School massacre.
January 29, 1979 San Diego, California, USA Armed with a .22 rifle she had been given for Christmas, 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer opened fire at Cleveland Elementary School. She wounded eight children and one police officer and killed two adults. When the six-hour incident ended, she was asked of her motive for the killing, to which she shrugged and replied "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day." Soon after, the Dublin punk band Boomtown Rats wrote the song "I Don't Like Mondays" which was based on the incident.
May 20, 1988 Winnetka, Illinois, USA 30-year-old Laurie Dann walked into a second grade classroom at Hubbard Woods Elementary School carrying three pistols and began shooting children, killing eight-year-old Nicholas Corwin and wounding five others before fleeing. She entered a nearby house where she shot and wounded a 20-year-old man before killing herself.
September 26, 1988 Greenwood, South Carolina, USA 19 year old James Wilson opened fire at Oakland Elementary School, killing two eight year old girls and wounding nine others, seven of whom were children. He had been taking several psychiatric drugs at the time, including Valium, Halcion, and Xanax.
March 13, 1996 Dunblane, Scotland, United Kingdom Unemployed former shopkeeper and Scout leader Thomas Hamilton walked into Dunblane Primary School armed with two 9 mm Browning HP pistols and two Smith and Wesson .357 revolvers. He was carrying 743 cartridges. The subsequent police investigation revealed that Hamilton had loaded the magazines for his Browning with an alternating combination of fully metal jacketed and hollow point ammunition. This event is known as the Dunblane Massacre, and led to the banning of handguns in the UK with the Firearms Act 1997.
February 29, 2000 Mount Morris Township, Michigan, USA Armed with a .32 pistol he had stolen from his uncle's house, 6 year old Dedrick Owens fatally shot Kayla Rolland in the neck. This story is featured in the 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine.
June 1, 2004 Sasebo, Japan An 11-year-old girl fatally slashed classmate Satomi Mitarai at Okubo Elementary School. This led to the creation of the Nevada-tan Internet phenomenon.
Dec 1, 2006 Hoogerheide, The Netherlands A 22-year-old male fatally stabbed a 8-year-old boy in the neck at a primary school. There is no family relationship between the victim and his killer.

Secondary and Post-secondary school killings


August 1, 1966 Austin, Texas, USA Charles Whitman pointed a rifle from the observation deck of the University of Texas at Austin's Tower and began shooting in a homicidal rampage that went on for 96 minutes. Sixteen people were killed, 31 wounded.
December 30, 1974 Olean, New York, USA 18-year-old honor student Anthony Barbaro blockaded himself into a third story classroom at his high school and opened fire on those below, killing three people and wounding eleven. He later hanged himself while awaiting trial. A drama was written about the incident entitled Sniper.
May 28, 1975 Brampton, Ontario, Canada Centennial Secondary School massacre. Michael Slobodian, 16, killed a teacher and student and wounded 13 others at Brampton Centennial Secondary School in Brampton, Ont., before shooting himself.
October 27, 1975 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada St. Pius X High School massacre. 18-year-old Robert Poulin opened fire on his class at St. Pius X High School, killing one and wounding five before turning the gun on himself. Poulin had raped and stabbed his 17-year-old friend Kim Rabot to death prior to the incident. A book was written on the incident called Rape Of A Normal Mind
April 5, 1982 Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA Kelvin Love, a student at Garland County Community College, killed an instructor and another student.
January 21, 1985 Kansas, USA Armed with an M-1A Semi-Automatic Rifle and a .357 Pistol, 14 year old James Kearbey fatally shot his principal and wounded 3 other teachers and a student at Goddard Junior High School.
March 2, 1987 Missouri, USA After constant teasing and humiliation about his weight, Nathan Ferris armed himself with a pistol and killed a fellow student after he bullied him in class. He then turned the gun on himself.
December 6, 1989 Montreal, Canada Marc Lépine took a hunting rifle into École Polytechnique de Montréal, killed 14 women, wounded four men and ten women before committing suicide.
November 1, 1991 Iowa City, Iowa, USA After his dissertation did not win a certain academic award, Ph.D. physics student Gang Lu shot six people before committing suicide. Five were killed, including three professors. A student employee was paralyzed.
May 1, 1992 Olivehurst, California, USA Armed with a pistol, 20-year-old Eric Houston took hostages at his former high school, killing four people and wounding 10. His motive was his inability to find a good job due to the fact that he had failed a grade at school. He was given the death penalty for the shooting. The 1994 Hostage High is directly based on the shooting.
August 24, 1992 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Former professor Dr. Valery Fabrikant went on a shooting rampage at Montreal's Concordia University killing four.
December 14, 1992 Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA Armed with a SKS carbine, 18-year-old Simon's Rock College of Bard student Wayne Lo killed a professor and a student and wounded several others. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
January 18, 1993 Grayson, Kentucky, USA 17-year-old East Carter High School student Scott Pennington fatally shot his English teacher and a school janitor with a pistol.
March 28, 1994 Middlesbrough, Teesside, UK Stephen Wilkinson walked into Middlesbrough’s Hall Garth School and stabbed 12 year old Nikki Conroy to death.
September 21, 1995 Rochester, New York, USA 13-year-old Stephne Givens was fatally stabbed at Jefferson Middle School by a fellow student.
November 15, 1995 Giles County, Tennessee, USA Armed with a .22 Remington Viper, 17-year-old Jamie Rouse walked into the Richland School and shot two teachers in the head, killing one. He then fired at the football coach, but hit a 14-year-old freshman in the neck, wounding her.
February 2, 1996 Moses Lake, Washington, USA Armed with a high-powered hunting rifle and two handguns, 14-year-old Barry Loukaitis killed his algebra teacher and two students before taking hostages. He also shot a girl in the arm, who he released during the hostage situation. The incident ended when a teacher burst into the room and tackled him. Loukaitis is now serving life in prison.
February 2, 1996 Atlanta, Georgia, USA 12-year-old David Dubose killed a teacher in the hallway of his school with a pistol.
September 17, 1996 University Park, Pennsylvania, USA In the Hetzel Union Building shooting at The Pennsylvania State University, 19 year old Jillian Robbins opened fire on students walking to classes, killing one student and wounding another.
January 27, 1997 West Palm Beach, Florida, USA 13-year-old Tronneal Magnum shot and killed another student in front of his school.
February 19, 1997 Bethel, Alaska, USA Armed with a pump-action 12 gauge shotgun, Evan Ramsey killed a student and the principal of Bethel High School, and wounded two others. He is now serving a 210 year sentence.
October 1, 1997 Pearl, Mississippi, USA 16 year old Luke Woodham stabbed and beat his mother to death, then took a lever-action rifle to Pearl High School where he shot into a crowd of students, killing his ex-girlfriend Christina Menefee and her friend Lydia Kay Dew and wounded seven other students. Woodham later claimed that he did not remember killing his mother.
December 2, 1997 West Paducah, Kentucky, USA A 14-year old high school freshman opened fire on a prayer circle at his school killing three students and injuring five.
April 24, 1998 Edinboro, Pennsylvania, USA 14-year-old Andrew J. Wurst went to the school graduation dance where he shot and killed a popular science teacher. He subsequently opened fire on more students, wounding another teacher and two classmates before he ran out of ammunition.
May 19, 1998 Fayetteville, Tennessee, USA Three days before graduation, 18-year-old honor student Jacob Davis fatally shot 18-year-old Nick Creson with a bolt action rifle. He then discarded the rifle and calmly watched Creson die.
May 21, 1998 Springfield, Oregon, USA Kip Kinkel opened fire with a .22 rifle at Thurston Senior High School, killing 2 students and wounding 25 before being tackled by a wounded student. His parents were later found at home, murdered by Kinkel. He is now serving 111 years in prison without parole.
April 20, 1999 Littleton, Colorado, USA Columbine High School Massacre. Two teenage students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, carried out a shooting rampage, killing 12 students and a teacher, as well as wounding 24 others, before committing suicide.
April 28, 1999 Taber, Alberta, Canada W. R. Myers High School shooting. In both the first school shooting since Columbine and the first Canadian school shooting in over 10 years, Todd Cameron Smith brought a sawn-off .22 rifle to W.R Myers High School and shot two students, killing one.
October 20, 1999 Houston, Texas, USA During a fight between 14-year-old Estanislao Balderas and 13-year-old Samuel Avila at Deady Middle School, Baldera produced a screwdriver and fatally stabbed Avila with it.
November 9, 1999 Meissen, Germany A 15-year-old student stabbed his teacher to death after taking bets from classmates that he would not dare to commit the crime. He was later jailed for seven years.
November 20, 1999 Deming, New Mexico, USA A boy shot 13-year-old Aralecy Tena in the back of the head with a handgun at Deming Middle School. Tena died after being taken off of life support.
March, 2000 Brannenburg, Bavaria, Germany A 16 year old student fatally shot a teacher and then turned the handgun on himself but survived, and has been in a coma ever since.
May 26, 2000 Lake Worth, Florida, USA 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill shot his English teacher, 35-year-old Barry Grunow at Lake Worth Middle School, in the face on the last day of school.
March 5, 2001 Santee, California, USA Armed with .22 revolver, 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams opened fire in a boy's bathroom at Santana High School, killing two students. He then exited the bathroom and shot at nearby students, wounding 13. Shortly afterwards he retreated back into the toilets where he surrendered to police.
January 16, 2002 Grundy, Virginia, USA Appalachian School of Law shooting. 43-year-old Appalachian School of Law student Peter Odighizuwa shot and killed the Dean and another student. He was sentenced to multiple life terms in prison.
April 26, 2002 Erfurt, Germany A 19 year old expelled student opened fire at the Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, After killing 13 teachers, two students and a police officer, he committed suicide.
April 29, 2002 Vlasenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed with a 7.65mm pistol, 17-year-old Dragoslav Petkovic killed his history teacher because he was sure that the teacher did not like him and would give him a failing grade. He then shot another teacher in front of the whole classroom, wounding her lightly, before committing suicide.
October 21, 2002 Melbourne, Australia Monash University shooting. Huan Xiang, a commerce student at the university, armed with five loaded handguns, opened fire in a tutorial room. Two students, William Wu and Steven Chan, were killed and others seriously wounded. Xiang was found not guilty of murder due to mental illness, and was ordered to be sent to a psychiatric hospital.
April 14, 2003 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA At 10:30 AM, several men armed with an AK-47 entered the school gymnasium of John McDonogh High School and executed Jonathan "Caveman" Williams, a football player. The killers fired at least 18 times, shattering Williams' face and injuring three neighboring girls. A stampede of students trampled a pregannt girl.
April 24, 2003 Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA Red Lion Area Junior High School Murder/Suicide. 14-year-old James Sheets fatally shot his school principal in the cafeteria of his middle school before committing suicide.
May 9, 2003 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Biswanath Halder, a 62-year-old man, opened fire with an automatic weapon on his former school, Case Western Reserve University. He killed one student, seriously wounded two others, and kept over 90 people hiding for their lives for seven hours. After vigorous and bullet-ridden gun battles with school police and SWAT officers, Halder surrendered and was sentenced to life in prison.
September 24, 2003 Cold Spring, Minnesota, USA Rocori High School shooting. 15-year-old Jason McLaughlin shot Aaron Rollins and Seth Bartell at Rocori High School with a .22 pistol. Rollins died the same day; Bartell died October 10 of injuries sustained in the attack.
January 13, 2004 Den Haag, The Netherlands Murat D. killed Hans van Wieren, a 49-year-old teacher at Terra College.
February 2, 2004 Washington, D.C., USA 19 year old Thomas J. Boykin fatally shot 17 year old James Richardson at Ballou Senior High School. Boykin was later acquitted on the charge of murder.
February 3, 2004 Palmetto Bay, Florida, USA 14-year old Michael Hernandez stabbed and slit the throat of 14-year-old classmate, Jaime Rodrigo Gough, while in a restroom at Southwood Middle School. Hernandez was tried as an adult, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. A search of his home revealed he had concocted plans to murder several classmates and even his older sister. His journal revealed he was obsessed with perfection, and admired Hitler and the Nazis.
March 30, 2004 Gary, Indiana, USA Neal Boyd IV was fatally shot in the parking lot of Wallace High School by a fellow student.
August 4, 2004 Beijing, China Xu Heping, a 51-year-old doorman with a history of mental illness, stabbed several students and teachers in Beijing University's Number One Hospital, killing a child and wounding 17 others, 14 of whom were children.
September 28, 2004 Carmen de Patagones,
Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Armed with his father's 9mm pistol, a 15-year-old boy opened fire on his classmates during a flag-hoisting, killing 3 students and wounding 5 others.
November 26, 2004 Ruzhou, China With no apparent motive, an intruder stabbed eight students to death and injured four others at Ruzhou's Number Two High School in the sixth such incident in China in the past four months.
January 4, 2005 Denver, Colorado, USA A 17-year old student, Contrell Townsend, was stabbed to death by his classmate after engaging in a heated argument with him.
November 8, 2005 Jacksboro, Tennessee, USA After reports that a freshman had a handgun, the principal and two assistant principals confronted student Kenneth Bartley Jr., who opened fire on them, killing one of the assistant principals and wounding the two others.
June 25, 2006 Los Angeles, California, USA Augustine Contreras, an 11th grader at Venice High School, died outside of the school. Contreras intervened in a fight between his brother, Alejo Contreras, and some unidentified men when he fatally took a bullet. The victim lived in Culver City.
September 13, 2006 Montreal, Quebec, Canada The Dawson College shooting occurred on September 13, 2006 at Dawson College, a CEGEP in Westmount near downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The perpetrator, Kimveer Gill, began shooting outside the de Maisonneuve Boulevard entrance to the school, and moved towards the atrium by the cafeteria on the main floor. One victim died at the scene, while another 19 were injured, eight of whom were listed in critical condition with six requiring surgery. The gunman later committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, after being shot in the arm by police.
September 29, 2006 Cazenovia, Wisconsin, USA Weston High School shooting. 15-year-old Eric Hainstock shoots his high school principal, who then managed to wrestle Hainstock to the ground. The principal died later in hospital from multiple gunshot wounds.
October 19, 2006 Orlando, Florida USA 17-year-old Kelvin De La Cruz stabs 15-year-old Michael Nieves in the chest with a pocket knife at a school bus stop of the Main Campus at University High School. After he stabbed him, Cruz hid under the bus and attempted to change his clothes, but was apprehended and charged with first-degree murder. Nieves died two hours later after being stabbed.
December 12, 2006 Springfield, Pennsylvania USA Early Tuesday morning at Springfield High School, 16-year-old Shane Halligan fatally shoots self with a rifle in a school hallway. No one else was hurt.
January 3, 2007 Tacoma, Washington USA A student identified as Douglas Chanthabouly, 18, shot 17-year-old Samnang Kok just before classes began at Henry Foss High School. Kok died at a local hospital. Chanthabouly fled the scene and was apprehended in a nearby neighborhood two hours later.
January 26, 2007 Uninc. Los Angeles County, California USA Gang members entered Drew Middle School and opened fire. A 23-year old visitor named Demetrius Perry died.
March 7, 2007 Outside Dow High School in Midland, Michigan USA 17-year old David Turner shot 17-year old Jessica Forsyth four times before killing himself in the parking lot.
March 7, 2007 Greenville, Texas USA A 16-year-old student fatally shot himself inside the band hall at Greenville High School.
March 18, 2007 Sabayoi, Thailand A number of attackers threw explosives and fired numerous bullets at an Islamic school killing 3 teens and injured 7 others who were sleeping.
April 16, 2007 Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Information may change rapidly as the event progresses.


The Virginia Tech massacre was single most deadly civilian gunfire incident in United States history. It occurred at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Thirty-three people were killed including the gunman in two separate locations: the West Ambler Johnston Hall where two were shot dead and Norris Hall where the remaining 31, including the gunman, were shot. Over 20 others were injured in the violence that lasted over 2 hours.

Note: this list does not include non-fatal school shootings and attacks, foiled and exposed plots, or other gun-related school incidents.

Truly heavy sigh.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Monday, April 16, 2007

You Are What You Watch (And Read)


How about a freshly brewed cup of empirical evidence this morning?

Pew Survey Finds Most Aware Americans Watch 'Daily Show' and 'Colbert'-- and Visit Newspaper Sites

NEW YORK A new survey of 1,502 adults released Sunday by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that despite the mass appeal of the Internet and cable news since a previous poll in 1989, Americans' knowledge of national affairs has slipped a little. For example, only 69% know that Dick Cheney is vice president, while 74% could identify Dan Quayle in that post in 1989.

Other details are equally eye-opening. Pew judged the levels of knowledgeability (correct answers) among those surveyed and found that those who scored the highest were regular watchers of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Colbert Report. They tied with regular readers of major newspapers in the top spot -- with 54% of them getting 2 out of 3 questions correct. Watchers of the Lehrer News Hour on PBS followed just behind.

Virtually bringing up the rear were regular watchers of Fox News. Only 1 in 3 could answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.


What a way to kick start your morning! Tasty news for the informed.

Any questions?


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sermon On The Blog: Nothing Improper?


im·prop·er /ɪmˈprɒpər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[im-prop-er] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1. not proper; not strictly belonging, applicable, correct, etc.; erroneous: He drew improper conclusions from the scant evidence.
2. not in accordance with propriety of behavior, manners, etc.: improper conduct at a funeral.
3. unsuitable or inappropriate, as for the purpose or occasion: improper attire for a formal dance.
4. abnormal or irregular: improper functioning of the speech mechanism.
[Origin: 1535–45; < L improprius. See im-2, proper]

—Related forms
im·prop·er·ly, adverb
im·prop·er·ness, noun

—Synonyms 1–3. inapplicable, unsuited, unfit. 2. indecorous. Improper, indecent, unbecoming, unseemly are applied to that which is unfitting or not in accordance with propriety. Improper has a wide range, being applied to whatever is not suitable or fitting, and often specifically to what does not conform to the standards of conventional morality: improper diet; improper behavior in church; improper language. Indecent, a strong word, is applied to what is offensively contrary to standards of propriety and esp. of modesty: indecent behavior, literature. Unbecoming is applied to what is esp. unfitting in the person concerned: conduct unbecoming a minister. Unseemly is applied to whatever is unfitting or improper under the circumstances: unseemly mirth.
—Antonyms 1, 3. fitting, suitable. 2. proper.
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American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source
im·prop·er (ĭm-prŏp'ər) Pronunciation Key
adj.

1. Not suited to circumstances or needs; unsuitable: improper shoes for a hike; improper medical treatment.
2. Not in keeping with conventional mores; indecorous: improper behavior.
3. Not consistent with established truth, fact, or rule; incorrect.
4. Irregular or abnormal.


im·prop'er·ly adv., im·prop'er·ness n.

Synonyms: These adjectives mean not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper. Improper often refers to unethical conduct, a breach of etiquette, or morally offensive behavior: improper business practices; improper behavior at the dinner table.
Unbecoming suggests what is beneath the standard implied by one's character or position: language unbecoming to an officer.
What is unseemly or indelicate is in gross violation of good taste; indelicate especially suggests immodesty, coarseness, or tactlessness: an unseemly use of profanity; an indelicate suggestion.
Indecent refers to what is morally offensive or harmful: an earthy but not indecent story.
Indecorous implies violation of societal manners: an indecorous remark about overeating.


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Online Etymology Dictionary - Cite This Source
improper
1531 (implied in improperly) "not true," from Fr. impropre (14c.), from L. improprius, from in "not" + proprius (see proper). Meaning "not suited, unfit" is from 1570; that of "not in accordance with good manners, modesty, decency" is from 1739.

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WordNet - Cite This Source
improper

adjective
1. not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course" [ant: proper]
2. not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"
3. not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "said all the wrong things"

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version) - Cite This Source
improper [imˈpropə] adjective
(of behaviour etc) not acceptable; indecent; wrong
Example: improper suggestions
Arabic: غَيْر لائِق، غير ملائِم
Chinese (Simplified): 不适当的,不合适的
Chinese (Traditional): 不適當的,不合適的
Czech: nevhodný, neslušný
Danish: upassende
Dutch: ongepast, onfatsoenlijk
Estonian: sündsusetu
Finnish: sopimaton
French: déplacé, indécent
German: unpassend
Greek: απρεπής
Hungarian: helytelen
Icelandic: óviðeigandi; dónalegur
Indonesian: tidak semestinya, tidak pantas, salah
Italian: improprio, inadatto

Japanese: 適当でない
Korean: 그릇된, 버릇없는
Latvian: nepiedienīgs; nepieklājīgs; nepiemērots
Lithuanian: netinkamas, neprideramas
Norwegian: upassende, usømmelig; gal
Polish: niestosowny, nieprzyzwoity
Portuguese (Brazil): inadequado, inconveniente
Portuguese (Portugal): indecente
Romanian: deplasat, indecent
Russian: неуместный
Slovak: nevhodný, neslušný
Slovenian: neprimeren
Spanish: indecente, indecoroso; indebido
Swedish: opassande, oanständig
Turkish: uygunsuz
See also: improper fraction

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version), © 2000-2006 K Dictionaries Ltd.
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law - Cite This Source

Main Entry: im·prop·er
Function: adjective
: not proper: as a : not in accord with correct procedure b : WRONGFUL; specifically : in violation of a constitution —im·prop·er·ly adverb
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Thus Endeth Today's Sermon.

Go forth today and consider the carefully chosen words in US Attorney General Aberto Gonzales' Washington Post op ed title.

And note that the words "I am not a crook" have already been uttered in the same vein.

Just think about it.

"I mean it, damn it!"




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Backside Of The Bell Curve: How Stupid Is Katie Couric?


Bad week, Katie?

First, her producer plagiarizes a story from The Wall Street Journal, and Katie reads it on the air (as a first-person, autobiographical piece).

Now, she's tossing out a thoroughly debunked (by CNN) rightwing swiftboat-ish hit/ smear against Barack Obama:

Katie Couric's Notebook: Obama's Background
Posted by Katie Couric

Is America ready for a President who grew up praying in a mosque?

Barack Obama has arguably the most diverse religious background of any candidate, ever. But will that help him or hurt him?

The clue phone for you, Katie.

CNN debunks false report about Obama

POSTED: 2:01 a.m. EST, January 23, 2007

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Allegations that Sen. Barack Obama was educated in a radical Muslim school known as a "madrassa" are not accurate, according to CNN reporting.

Insight Magazine, which is owned by the same company as The Washington Times, reported on its Web site last week that associates of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, had unearthed information the Illinois Democrat and likely presidential candidate attended a Muslim religious school known for teaching the most fundamentalist form of Islam.

Obama lived in Indonesia as a child, from 1967 to 1971, with his mother and stepfather and has acknowledged attending a Muslim school, but an aide said it was not a madrassa.

Hey, Katie!

You're this week's Backside of the Bell Curve winner!

Congrats!



Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Some White House e-mails on fired attorneys may be lost": If You Believe This...


I've got some great real estate investments you might be interested in.


WASHINGTON
(Reuters) - Some White House staff wrote e-mail messages about official business on Republican Party accounts, and some may have been wrongly deleted, the administration said on Wednesday in an embarrassing disclosure tied to the probe into the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

The White House said it could not rule out the possibility that some official e-mails relating to the firings had been deleted and are lost.

What a crock.

5,760,000 Google hits on "recovering lost emails" later...

The White House is lying.

Again.

Still.

Recovering "lost" emails is free and (mostly) easy.

Hey, did you know that you can also restore your computer files to a previous date?

Psst! Never believe a Republican when it comes to electronic data.

Scratch that! Never believe a Republican. Period.



Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How Drunk Was Your President Yesterday?


Come on, y'all. On a scale of 1-10...



... 10 being blitzed out of his gourd.

Consult your handy dandy drunkometer and get back to me.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"The Cleaning Lady" Responds To Imus


From The New York Times:

For all their grit, hard work and courage, the Rutgers girls got branded “nappy-headed ho’s” — a shockingly concise sexual and racial insult, tossed out in a volley of male camaraderie by a group of amused, middle-aged white men. The “joke” — as delivered and later recanted — by the radio and television personality Don Imus failed one big test: it was not funny.

The serial apologies of Mr. Imus, who was suspended yesterday by both NBC News and CBS Radio for his remarks, have failed another test. The sincerity seems forced and suspect because he’s done some version of this several times before.

I know, because he apparently did it to me.

Don Imus now claims that he never said of Gwen Ifill, “Isn’t The Times wonderful? It lets the cleaning lady cover the White House.”

Funny, the late Lars-Eric Nelson reported this Imess quote in 1998 in the New York Daily News.

And what did Gewn Ifill do to deserve such hateful spittle? She didn't return The I Mess' phone call.

Keep digging that hole, Imus. Your mouth is your own worst enemy.

By the way, forget the shovel. Use this...





Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Monday, April 09, 2007

Imus Is Sorry (For Jeopardizing His Ranch Donations)


Who's sorry now? Don Imus called some female atheletes "nappy-headed hos" last week, and now he's "sorry."

Sure, Imus is sorry. Sorry that he's jeopardized donations to his ranch for kids with cancer.

Think about it. Do you want sick kids exposed to such a man?

Before you write that check to The Imus Ranch, check out some alternatives.

Imus is so sorry that he might just cry any minute.

Imus is "sorry," all right.

Sorry greedy bastards always are when the bottom line is at stake.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Why Repubs Want Gonzales To Resign: He's Bush's Intellectual Equal


Even disgraced Repub Newt Gingrich believes Gonzo should consider resigning.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday urged Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign, saying the "self-created mess" over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year has hampered his ability to do his job.

"I cannot imagine how he is going to be effective for the rest of this administration," Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday."
"They're going to be involved in endless hearings, which is going to take up an immense amount of time and effort.
"I think the country, in fact, would be much better served to have a new team at the Justice Department, across the board."


Why, oh why, Newt?

Easy answer: Gonzo can't seem to master his list of lies without contradicting himself.


Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has virtually wiped his public schedule clean to bone up for his long-awaited April 17 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee—a session widely seen as a crucial test as to whether he will survive the U.S. attorney mess. But even his own closest advisers are nervous about whether he is up to the task. At a recent "prep" for a prospective Sunday talk-show interview, Gonzales's performance was so poor that top aides scrapped any live appearances. During the March 23 session in the A.G.'s conference room, Gonzales was grilled by a team of top aides and advisers—including former Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie and former White House lawyer Tim Flanigan—about what he knew about the plan to fire seven U.S. attorneys last fall. But Gonzales kept contradicting himself and "getting his timeline confused," said one participant who asked not to be identified talking about a private meeting. His advisers finally got "exasperated" with him, the source added. "He's not ready," Tasia Scolinos, Gonzales's public-affairs chief, told the A.G.'s top aides after the session was over, said the source. Asked for comment, Scolinos told NEWSWEEK: "This was the first session of this kind that we'd done."

Hm. Sounds like Gonzo needs someone to save his ass (like he saved Bush's ass back in Texas).

But who can save Gonzo's ass?

Anyone?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Bueller?



Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Sermon On The Blog: No Loaves & Fishes For Orlando's Poor, Jesus!


What's wrong with these people in Orlando, Florida?

Florida police arrest activist for feeding homeless


MIAMI (Reuters) - Police in Florida have arrested an activist for feeding the homeless in downtown Orlando.

Eric Montanez, 21, of the charity group Food Not Bombs, was charged with violating a controversial law against feeding large groups of destitute people in the city center, police said on Thursday.

Montanez was filmed by undercover officers on Wednesday as he served "30 unidentified persons food from a large pot utilizing a ladle,"
according to an arrest affidavit. The Orlando area is home to Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.

The Orlando law, which is supported by local business owners who say the homeless drive away customers but has been challenged in court by civil rights groups, allows charities to feed more than 25 people at a time within two miles of Orlando city hall only if they have a special permit. They can get two permits a year.

Police collected a vial of the stew Montanez was serving as evidence.

Police spokeswoman Barbara Jones said in an e-mail it was the first time anyone had been arrested under the feeding ban.

Montanez was charged with a misdemeanor.

Hm.

41
kai labwn touV pente artouV kai touV duo icquaV anableyaV eiV ton ouranon euloghsen kai kateklasen touV artouV kai edidou toiV maqhtaiV autou ina paraqwsin autoiV kai touV duo icquaV emerisen pasin
6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave [them] to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

42
kai efagon panteV kai ecortasqhsan
6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled.

43
kai hran klasmatwn dwdeka kofinouV plhreiV kai apo twn icquwn
6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.

44
kai hsan oi fagonteV touV artouV wsei pentakiscilioi andreV
6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

But here's why the people of Orlando should be ashamed...

35
epeinasa gar kai edwkate moi fagein ediyhsa kai epotisate me xenoV hmhn kai sunhgagete me
25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36
gumnoV kai periebalete me hsqenhsa kai epeskeyasqe me en fulakh hmhn kai hlqete proV me
25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37
tote apokriqhsontai autw oi dikaioi legonteV kurie pote se eidomen peinwnta kai eqreyamen h diywnta kai epotisamen
25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?

38
pote de se eidomen xenon kai sunhgagomen h gumnon kai periebalomen
25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?

39
pote de se eidomen asqenh h en fulakh kai hlqomen proV se
25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40
kai apokriqeiV o basileuV erei autoiV amhn legw umin ef oson epoihsate eni toutwn twn adelfwn mou twn elacistwn emoi epoihsate
25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.

41
tote erei kai toiV ex euwnumwn poreuesqe ap emou oi kathramenoi eiV to pur to aiwnion to htoimasmenon tw diabolw kai toiV aggeloiV autou
25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42
epeinasa gar kai ouk edwkate moi fagein ediyhsa kai ouk epotisate me
25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43
xenoV hmhn kai ou sunhgagete me gumnoV kai ou periebalete me asqenhV kai en fulakh kai ouk epeskeyasqe me
25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Thus Endeth Today's Sermon.

Go forth this Easter Sunday and decide once and for all whether you believe in Jesus or in the almighty downtown business model. If you even think for one second that clearing the way for customers is more important than feeding the hungry, stop pretending to be a Christian.

Stop swaying to the music with your damned arms in the air.

Just stop it.

Jesus ain't buying your crap.

And I'll bet He'd add...

"I mean it, damn it!"


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Friday, April 06, 2007

Jesus On A Trailer Hitch! (Think I'm Kidding?)




Meanwhile, The War On Easter has suffered its first casualty...





They're predicting snow here in our nation's Capitol today. A perfect time to curl up by the fire and check out the 51 White House-approved state Easter eggs.

Remember Paint-By-Number kits? Looks like they now make them for Easter eggs...







These are the best artists Laura Bush could find?

Looks like some lucky grads from The Bob Ross School of Happy Little Brush Strokes have struck it big with BushCo.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Maundy Thursday Musings

George W. Bush wailed this week because congress is in recess (after working its first 5-day weeks since Bush's Repub party took control).

Then Bush left DC for his vacation in Texas.

George W. Bush attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for going to Syria... after sending a Repub congressional group there with his blessings. Oh, and... remember Denny Hastert's foreign trip?

And George W. Bush wants an Iraq supplementary bill sent to him sans pork. Funny, he never demanded that from his own party: "Bridge to nowhere" ring any bells?

Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos.

Somebody needs to teach George W. Bush about his own (professed) religion. "Me, me, me" isn't exactly the lesson taught by the carpenter on this holy day.




Truly heavy sigh.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Why Did The Dick Hide Behind The Bush?


File this under: Fact is stranger than fiction.




If you missed Bush's Rose Garden Hissy Fit, The Rude Pundit (Warning! Not for the sensitive natured reader) has the play-by-play.

Hey, Dick! Where're ya gonna run? Where're ya gonna hide? Even Brigham Young students hate you.


Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--