Friday, May 19, 2006
Fish killed as soft drink leaks from factory
It's too good to be true. I always hated that stuff, not for its really nasty non-nutrition high sugar thing and bold-face lies about it, but it just tasted terrible. It was terrible. Thousands of gallons of this chemical ooze laying there polluting, killing fish. Gaaaghhh.
Drudge likes to get your attention with the facts! I fainted before I could click-through.
Runaway Bride's Wedding Reportedly Off
Jennifer Wilbanks, 33, told People Magazine: "John and I have some things to work out."
Tell me it ain't so Jennifer.
Hello? Yes, OK...I'll buy that, she's available now, fellows. Any of you single guys with some time to spare, she's going to require some attention you see...
Thursday, May 18, 2006
A 3-year-old boy from Mexico died while crossing the desert southwest of Tucson with his mother, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
The boy's body was left behind by the unidentified woman, who later told border agents about his death, authorities said Tuesday.
Authorities are waiting for an autopsy to be conducted to determine the cause of death and whether any charges will be filed against the mother, said Jesus Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector.
Agents apprehended the woman early Monday about six miles west of Sells and she later told authorities that she had left her son in the desert and he was dead.
The body was found about 3 a.m. Tuesday on the Tohono Oodham reservation southwest of Tucson, Rodriguez said.
The woman is in Border Patrol custody and the Mexican Consulate has been notified of the incident, authorities said.
That message sounded clearer than ever before. The definition of "legal" and "illegal" suddenly was defined to Americans who hadn't given it much though previously.
Then the media, they who love drama, showed stories of cities being held captive by illegals, tens of thousands of illegals taking over city services, welfare programs, failing schools, serious gang warfare (Latinos can teach the Crips & Bloods a thing or two about gang warfare.) and babies...oh my God Latinos, mostly Catholic, they love to reproduce at government expense.
So, the strategy has backfired on them and we're now on a massive push-em-back, way-back play to get them across into that 3rd world desolate country where politicians are as crooked as any in Louisiana and crime is considered an ordinary way of making a living, not even a very good living...it's just another job.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
So here are a couple of photos of ol' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran. He's been getting some attention lately by yelling and fussing about peaceful nuclear energy (wink, wink) and writing letters to the President of The United States almost like he really believed they would be read in the oval office.
"Mr. President, Mr. President, the letter from Iran has arrived."
"Really? Well, anyone seen my reading glasses? Crap, c'mon guys, at a time like this, why can't you at least give a hand here and find my reading glasses? This is a PRESIDENT for crying out loud...of another nation! I need to at least read what he has to say, you never know...maybe this time it's not a complete looney tunes whack job religion spewing...what? It is? Well, never mind the damn reading glasses then. Anyone heard from Laura lately?"
So, anyhow, it's fun to watch the middle eastern types as they rise up to rule the world over and over again and then watch as they disintegrate from within from that most terrible of all religions they invented for themselves. Honest to God (oops) don't they get it?
As long as their religious leaders have an equal or stronger voice in running the country as their economic and scientific leaders do, they're just going to crumble every time. It's been happening for centuries, it ain't about to reverse tomorrow. The Mullahs and Imams and PooBahs and Ding Dongs and tribal leaders have got to take a back seat to the financiers and the software developers and the cooks and the bakers and the candlestick makers or there will be strife and unrest that will rip apart whatever they attempt.
Our American democracy is founded on a religious belief. Amongst many other beliefs. Such as freedom of choice to worship. And make money. And be a woman with makeup on and go out in public without being beaten to a pulp. Until they understand the place of religion in society, just as we do, they are doomed to failure. In the meantime, they're fun to watch.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Miami Commissioner arrested after fracas at airport
His breath smelling of alcohol, Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton last night angrily reminded airport police officers of his elected position before telling them ''Go f**k yourselves,'' according to a newly obtained police report.
After being led away in handcuffs, Winton hit a police officer's jaw with his shoulder and kicked another in the groin before losing his balance and falling on the marble airport floor, police said.
Winton's face smashed into a wall.
The new details of Winton's arrest were described in a Miami-Dade arrest affidavit.
Winton is charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest with violence.
He was released early this morning after posting bond, authorities said.
(I love these important guys who have a little drinkie and find themselves floating far above the law...the pictures are always sweet.)
A few years ago, we were attacked on our own soil. Most think it was the first time, it wasn't but it was pretty spectacular, even more so than Oklahoma City so lets pretend it was the first time.
The conclusion reached by most was that we had a failure of intelligence, not enough "secret" information was channeled and processed by the CIA/NSA/FBI to stop the terrorists and therefore the Bush administration was at fault.
So today we're collecting massive amounts of information, to include some of your telephone records (maybe?) and all I'm hearing is a drumbeat that there's too much "secret" information being channeled and processed by the CIA/NSA/FBI and therefore the Bush administration is at fault.
As recently as 6 months ago I heard how our southern border is out of control. It was said there was no stopping the influx of undocumented Mexicans walking across into our country. The Bush administration, because of the ties of Bush/Cheney with Halliburton/Wal Mart needs the cheap labor of the undocumented laborer, and would never do anything about the issue.
Today, the Bush administration has put forth an aggressive plan to seal the southern border and the reaction is that the immigrants are being treated unfairly, they are not being properly represented in Washington by their elected (?) representatives and the Bush administration isn't doing enough to protect the immigrants that are the very foundation of this country.
In the 1970s, while a Georgia peanut farmer was president, a very likeable fellow, I waited in line for hours to purchase gasoline at inflated prices. We were warned then that to continue to build giant automobiles and depend on foreign oil sources to feed them was folly. As a side note, there were a few that said the air may become more polluted than it was then. The message could not have been any clearer. So, in response, GM built Tahoes, Hummers were the new sign of your success, Ford built a fun SUV that in concert with a tire from our friends at Firestone would roll you over a few times at high speed and we all looked on in amazement when the mideastern situation didn't improve. Go figure.
Today, GM and Ford are tanking at a rate that is creating a suction never before thought possible in American business. That suck factor has created an eddy that is bringing in their suppliers and their suppliers on down the line. The rising price of fuel, while still very reasonable when compared to the rest of the civilized world, is bringing down airlines faster than they landed on 9/11. Grimly determined Cuban cigar smoking Cadillac dealers are advertising "Buy American" in a last ditch attempt to sell shoddy products to less aware consumers who haven't quite snapped to the fact that American cars are just junk, comparitively speaking.
And, of course, it's the fault of the Bush/Cheney administration because they haven't "done something" about the high price of gasoline.
Much like they never got around to doing something about that pesky hurricane Katrina. If GW had put down that guitar, he could have stopped that you know. Ray Nagin said so.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
So, if that be religion, please spare me any of that. I think we've sadly underestimated the Iraqi people and given them far more credit than they ever deserved. They are sheep and they needed Saddam to think for them as they are clearly unable to think for themselves.