Monday, July 30, 2007

Why do we even HAVE a criminal justice "system"

Judge Harold Kahn of San Francisco (benevolent criminal judge) thought probation was enough for a woman who had stolen the identity of another (through credit card fraud) She ran up six months of bills and bad credit. Also, the thief was already on probation. Bonus fact: The victim had collared the perp herself, following a chance meeting, and handed her to police. San Francisco Chronicle, 6-15- 07

Will someone please slap this stupid judge? It's spelled J-A-I-L you idiot! Punish criminals? What a concept! Another Gilbert Bettman* on the bench, but I've come to expect this from California crackpot courts. I've got good news/bad news. Good news; they caught Osama! Bad news; The trial will be in LA. Damn.

*GB was a Cincinnati judge beloved by our criminal element and the local bar association, who consistently rated him as "highly recommended" for re-election by local attorneys.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

What's next? Maybe Jefferson and Barry won't get re-elected

Music legend Ike Turner said he holds nothing against St. Louis' mayor for a decision not to issue a City Hall proclamation in his honor.
Mayor Francis Slay has turned down a request from organizers of the Big Muddy Blues Festival to make Sept. 2 "Ike Turner Day." Turner, 75, is scheduled to perform that day at the blues festival in St. Louis.
Turner says he never asked for the honor. He notes he already has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and said he doesn't worry about whether he's given those honors.
"I just care about making people happy in the audience," he said.
Turner's past troubles include a 17-month stint in jail on a 1990 drug conviction. He was depicted as an abusive husband in "What's Love Got to Do With It," a 1993 movie about ex-wife Tina Turner's life.
Ike Turner admitted in his autobiography that he had hit his former wife, but said the movie depiction is what hurt his career.
"All I can say, and I would say this only to her, is `I'm sorry,'" he told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Sunday's edition.
"But I can't undo yesterday. I don't owe anybody else that."
The mayor suggested, through a spokesman, that Ike Turner could visit a St. Louis center that provides services to domestic violence victims to call attention to the issue.

Not that I condone Ike's past but he isn't a political office holder like DC"s crack smokin mayor Marion Barry or William Jefferson (D) of Louisiana with his $90,000 freezer deposit. Both of these losers got re-elect after the news broke. Ike paid his debt, got divorced, apologized for what he did. What say we give him one day? It's not like we're electing him.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Your speech IS free, as long as you believe like me

Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network., the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos.
The groups have successfully pressured Democratic presidential candidates not to appear at any debate sponsored by Fox, and are also trying to get Home Depot Inc. to stop advertising there.
At least 5,000 people nationwide have signed up to compile logs on who is running commercials on Fox, Gilliam said. The groups want to first concentrate on businesses running local ads, as opposed to national commercials.

So much for the champions of free speech. Me, I plan to boycott anyone who kowtows to or runs their liberal caterwauling. Period. It's the least I can do for the thousands of my brothers, dead and spinning in their graves, having fought and died so these democracy destroyers can attempt to close the freedom of speech loophole in that troublesome document, The Constitution. Death to tyranny!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Yet ANOTHER inconvenient truth!

CNW Marketing Research Inc., an Oregon-based auto research spent two years collecting data on the energy necessary to plan, build, sell, drive and dispose of a vehicle from initial concept to scrappage. They call it a dust-to-dust analysis of the environmental impact of a car.
You may be surprised if you thought hybrids were the obvious winners.
The Honda Accord Hybrid has an Energy Cost per Mile of $3.29 while the conventional Honda Accord is $2.18. Put simply, over the “Dust to Dust” lifetime of the Accord Hybrid, it will require about 50 percent more energy than the non-hybrid version, CNW claims.
And you may do a doubletake after reading this:
For example, while the industry average of all vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2005 was $2.28 cents per mile, the Hummer H3 (among most SUVs) was only $1.949 cents per mile. That figure is also lower than all currently offered hybrids and Honda Civics at $2.42 per mile.
Basically, when considering all relevant variables such as materials, fabrication, plastics, carpets, chemicals, shipping, and transportation, gas mileage turns out to be significantly less relevant than many people assume.

What I like about this study – and of course it’s just one study – is that it looks at the total cost/impact of creation, ownership, and disposal. It’s easy for the media, politicians, the globally aware public, to focus almost exclusively on miles per gallon and their ideals of environmental correctness. However, as is usually the case, reality points in a different direction than what’s politically correct. And isn't that the "inconvenient truth."

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

And so it begins...

LONDON - A “fat tax” on salty, sugary and fatty foods could save thousands of lives each year, according to a study published on Thursday.
Researchers at Oxford University say that charging Value Added Tax (VAT) at 17.5 percent on foods deemed to be unhealthy would cut consumer demand and reduce the number of
heart attacks and strokes.
The purchase tax is already levied on a small number of products such as potato crisps, ice cream, confectionery and chocolate biscuits, but most food is exempt. The move could save an estimated 3,200 lives in Britain each year, according to the study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Read the rest

OK folks, here it is. I'm fat. Some of my friends are fat. Some of the people I hate are fat. Granted, its a poor lifestyle choice. But the worst lifestyle choice is trying to control other peoples lives. And you sanctimonious, insidious little bastards trying to do so, sit there and congratulate yourselves on your earnest, caring sensitive natures when in reality, you are reveling in your chance of potential control of other people "for their own good." Just want to remind you that that little phrase has been heard in a bunch of languages from Latin to Arabic to German (yup, those guys) Japanese, Chinese and whatever the hell passes for language in Darfur. Enough!
It starts small. For those of you old enough to remember it was; "Oh we aren't banning smoking, we just don't want it in airplanes, that's not too much to ask is it? Isn't that reasonable?" Then came the additional taxes, the the lawsuits. Now, in some states, your employer can FIRE YOU if you smoke in your own home. You can't smoke in any public structure or in most open air venues. even if you could afford it. Now they've skipped the small steps and gone straight to "suggesting" taxing the aberrant behavior. I mean, that's reasonable right? Sieg heil folks. Oh and I told you so here November 17, 2006. God, I hate being right sometimes.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

She's Baaaaack! Media Whore rises once more

Cindy Sheehan, the slain soldier's mother whose attacks on President Bush made her a darling of the anti-war movement, has a new target: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Sheehan, who announced in late May that she was departing the peace movement, said she decided to run against Pelosi unless the congresswoman moves to oust Bush in the next two weeks.
"I think all politicians should be held accountable," Sheehan told The Associated Press on Sunday. "Democrats and Americans feel betrayed by the Democratic leadership. We hired them to bring an end to the war."
Sheehan said she will run as an independent against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 if Pelosi does not file articles of impeachment against Bush by July 23. That's when Sheehan and her supporters are to arrive in Washington, D.C., after a 13-day caravan and walking tour starting from the group's war protest site near Bush's Crawford ranch.

Damn! Just a bit over thirty days and our national harpy returns, this time targeting Nancy P. Lousy for not acquiescing to her demands to impeach Bush. Golly it seems like just last month that Sheehan wrote in her online diary on the Daily Kos blog:

"Good-bye America ... you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can't make you be that country unless you want it.

She must think we want it, since we've haven't mentioned her name ONCE since she left. Nancy, you can't dictate the policy of this country just because it's what YOU want. All the great megalomaniacs of history have learned this lesson. Tojo, Hitler, McCarthy, Nixon, Al Franken, Rosie O'Donnell. Your fifteen has passed, Cindy. And the fat lady has left the building.

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