Friday, July 29, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
This is why Miller doesn't want to reveal her "source" at the White House -- because she was the source. Sure, she first got the info from someone else, and the odds are she wasn't the only one who clued in Libby and/or Rove (the State Dept. memo likely played a role too)… but, in this scenario, Miller certainly wasn't an innocent writer caught up in the whirl of history. She had a starring role in it. This also explains why Miller never wrote a story about Plame, because her goal wasn't to write a story, but to get out the story that cast doubts on Wilson's motives. Which Novak did.So what did we tell you Arianna? Meanwhile, according to Wizbang, the Washington Post has cleared Karl Rove. Bad news for the Democrats or good news, as Wizbang thinks?
[Kerfuffles] [CIA] [Valerie Plame] [Joseph Wilson] [Judith Miller] [Plame Affair]
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 28 - The Irish Republican Army declared an end to its campaign of violence against Britain that claimed more than 3,500 lives over 36 years, saying there was "an alternative way to achieve" its goal of a United Ireland.Now don't let this "alternative way" to a United Ireland lull you into believing that those I.R.A. lads have voluntarily come to a change of heart. They haven't. After the London bombings of 7/7, they finally realized that the Jets have moved in and taken over the territory that was once theirs. Not only have the Irish soldiers lost their exclusive right to terrorize, they have been "out-terroristed" by the Jets. Try as they may, they cannot convince any of their I.R.A. mates to go all the way and explode themselves while blowing up their hated British cousins. Killing an enemy during armed warfare is one thing, but according to the religion of the Irish terrorists, to kill one's self is a mortal sin which sends one straight to Hell. Few Irish have heard of the 72 virgins awaiting in heaven for suicide bombers and those who have say they still would not commit a mortal sin unless there were 72 pints awaiting them. Whenever the I.R.A. soldiers do time in British prisons, the mullahs always try to convert them to Islam. All such attempts have been futile as the Paddies will not give up their traditional breakfast of whiskey, bacon and bangers. For the I.R.A. to continue with its terrorist exploits of the past would bring only humiliation to their world-wide reputation as Christendom's own "fearsome stealth bombers". Better to be remembered as the "Retired Fighting Irish" than to be lampooned all the way to Londonderry and home as the "Irish Army of Sissy-Lads".
The statement by the I.R.A. said that its leadership had "formally ordered an end to the armed campaign," as the organization calls its military activities, which are described by supporters as armed struggle and by adversaries as terrorism. The shift followed growing revulsion among its Catholic supporters, both here and in the United States, at the I.R.A.'s involvement in organized crime and, since Sept. 11, at global terrorism. (The New York Times)The Jets have been nothing but troubles for the I.R.A. beginning with that September 11th mishap in New York City. The Irish-Catholic community got to witness first hand what the British had experienced for decades - the horrors of terrorism. Since that day they've not been quite so generous with their American dollars for I.R.A. bombs. The cash shortage is now so acute that the I.R.A. is sending its troops out to train as bank robbers, bandits and "stick-em-up" thugs, for even an army of terrorists marches on its stomach. Besides, it is much easier to justify murdering the innocent for money, rather than concoct some noble cause such as the "high and mighty" struggle against British oppression.
It is great news for the British people and for the non-fighting Irish. Could it be that capitalism has had such an impact on Ireland, that the Irish would rather be prosperous than united with their Irish brothers? Have they found it to be more rewarding to trade with the British than to bomb them? Or has the I.R.A. discovered that once an army turns to criminal activity, being Protestant or Catholic or even Irish, doesn't seem to matter a lot?
Linked at basil's blog Breakfast: 7/29/2005.
If no body exists, no body can ever be found. With no body and no crime scene, how can anyone be charged with her disappearance? Will the tragic story ever end?
Well, at least not until they find the missing shoe. That's right. Joran van der Sloot lost a sneaker somewhere on the island. Expect now a grand search for it, as well as for Natalee. This is beginning to sound like Cinderella, no? No! It's OJ all over again! And here comes the story of the toothbrush. Wow, two brand new stories on one day! Somewhere, an impatient author is writing a soon-to-be best selling book. Unfortunately, he cannot publish until some of these missing pieces of evidence are found and some of the important questions answered. Such as whose DNA matches what? And will it matter? There are surely hundreds of people walking around Aruba with the same DNA as Joran. Afterall, they said there were thousands with the same DNA as OJ, didn't they?
According to the Fox News' Greta show [WMV VIDEO] investigative reporter Tito Lacle confirms the report of a toothbrush found. We also begin the saga of the missing shoe of Joran van der Sloot. The Political Teen has the Fox News Video.
Dan at Riehl World View says that there will have to be new DNA samples taken from the suspects, because the original procedure was flawed. Of course, it was flawed! It's done in Aruba for gosh sakes.Hyscience has Late Night Natalee Holloway Updates.
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens) said he was "totally shocked - shocked is an understatement" when news of the loss of funding first broke. In its initial announcement, the DOI [New York City's Department of Investigation] said it was probing allegations that program officials "approved significant inappropriate transactions and falsified documents that were submitted to various city agencies." According to published reports, the allegations involve Charles Rosen, the founder of Gloria Wise who has stepped down as executive director, investing city contract funds in Air America Radio, the liberal talk radio network. Evan Cohen, Air America's former chairman, had served as Gloria Wise's director of development.Radio Equalizer and Michelle Malkin have followed the scandal, which really should have received national attention, considering that "Air America" is broadcast nationally. Although the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Clubs receive considerable grants and city contracts, the charity almost had to close because of a shortfall in funds, caused by $500K in grant money having been loaned (and not returned) to --Al Franken's "Air America". Fortunately, other independent groups came to their rescue. According to the newspaper, none was named "Al Franken". Wizbang covers the story today and Danny Carlton has other links.
If this outrageous, and seemingly criminal, diversion of funds earmarked for the poor and sufferers of Alzheimers be true, prepare for the Republicans to be blamed for having cut back so drastically on funds to Public Broadcasting stations, that the PBS cannot afford to bank roll the likes of "Air America". It also demonstrates the liberal mind set being so accustomed to receiving public funds for the furtherance of their political agenda that they find nothing unseemly nor criminal with taking public funds wherever they be found. Tell me again, who is it that accuses others of starving children and feeding dog food to the elderly?
Linked at basil's blog Lunch: 7/28/2005.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
The Comments sections of posts have been so populated with scenarios by readers, speculating about what really happened, that some blogsters have set up actual message boards so that there can be a real back and forth discussion of the teenager's tragic disappearance. Holloway blogsters have uncovered little know, yet mysterious linkages in the case. For example, Riehl World View, found that some of the alums of a now closed Tennessee military academy, are linked together in the Natalee Holloway disappearance. There is Jug Twitty, Natalee's stepfather. Someone named Serge Mansur who lives in Aruba and is now General Manager of Cigarette Factory. (Aruba manufactures cigarettes? Hmmm... Wonder where they hide the tobacco plantations?) Another Mansur, Luis M. Mansur who works for the newspaper "Diario" on the island and has reported on the Holloway case. And even Duane and Greg Allman, of the Allman Brothers rock band. Huh? I wonder how Duane Alman got involved with the Natalee case as he has been dead since 1971?
Now war has broken out in Blogland amongst bloggers who pinched (borrowed) each other's news reports that had already been pinched (borrowed) from someplace else. Seems, some of these blogmasters have gone giddy with their soaring counter statistics. And why not! The New Zealand bear uses them to determine the pecking order of each and every blog in Blogland. In addition, the more visitors to a blog, the more click-throughs to that blogs' own Google and Amazon piggy banks. The pennies, dimes and quarters come rolling in for the Holloway blogsters.
Where has all this Natalee Holloway ALL-THE-TIME led us? Nowhere, really. In fact, Natalee Holloway news has been so scarce that after the MSM reported on a similar disappearance five years ago in Jamaica, the Holloway bloggers immediately pounced upon it, scooping each other about Claudia Kirschoch who disappeared in 2000. Riehl World View recently wrote of Claudia's disappearance.
However, today the Arubans are draining a lake near the Marriott Hotel. And almost two months after the young girl's disappearance, new witnesses have come forth claiming to have seen something on that fateful night. It has been only a few hours, so the new witnesses haven't had time yet to change their stories, as is customary in the paradise that is Aruba. Last week, the Alabama legislature requested that citizens no longer patronize the island for vacations. And just today, one Holloway blogster of Blogland is calling for a boycott of those Holloway blogs that have not been fair, as in "unethical", with their Natalee Holloway All-The-Time news. Read all about it at Riehl World View.
If you want to participate in that Blog Boycott Fest you will have to boycott the "Scared Monkeys" (67,000 visits a day), but not "The Political Teen" (6,600 visits a day). I haven't checked to see what the Monkeys think about all this. They may want everyone to boycott "The Political Teen" and "Riehl World View" (49,000 visits a day). I think I will just boycott them all and try and get news of the story from MSM. One thing I have found, when an Internet search is done for "Natalee Holloway" one must first eliminate a site named "Useless-Knowledge.com", as they have locked up the Holloway Aruba story even tighter than Dan Riehl, the Teen and the Monkeys combined.
Ruffles and Flourishes to Wizbang Blog.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Are We Ready for a Mormon President from The Boston Globe
Wanker of the Day "Minamayer thinks he's justified in questioning Hackett's service because he was a Civil Affairs officer. You know, the guys who, like Hackett, have to go into Fallujah after we bomb the [expletive deleted] out of it and try to make nice with the local population. Surely not a dangerous or important job."Atrios continues the disparagement by quoting a statement from Eric Minamayer's web site: "I fought the war on terrorism and now I will fight for you in Washington." Atrios responds
"Minamayer in combat? Nope."I would like to ask, Mr. Atrios, just how many Navy captains he can name who served in combat during the War on Terror? When liberals try to discuss the military, they cannot help but display their illegal alien status. Truth be know, there likely are more senior Naval officers who served in combat in the Middle East during this war, then there are liberals who served.
How appropriate, that the same group of people who want to steal the valor of those who deservedly win Purple Hearts, would ridicule a Marine's and a senior ranking naval officer's service in a war zone. It would be absolutely useless and a waste of valuable time to even attempt to explain it all to them, as their minds are closed; sealed shut with the impenetrable cement of ignorance.
Wizbang has more information on this story. Linked at Outside the Beltway's 'Beltway Traffic Jam' and Mudville Gazette's 'Hessians on the Rampage'.
According to The Associated Press, "Phony Purple Heart Taken Off Film Web Site, WASHINGTON - Following complaints from a congressman, the producers of Wedding Crashers on Monday yanked from the movie's web site a printable Purple Heart advertised as a gimmick to pick up women and get free drinks."
Yet the comments at liberal web sites show that they think the veterans were objecting to the film's comic use of the Purple Heart medal, and were seeking to have the Bill of Rights rewritten. Apparently, they just read only each others' blogs, never bothering to read the original news story from AP which explains that a printable image of a Purple Heart medal was voluntarily removed from the web site by the site's owners, when they realized their phony Purple Heart joke was not funny, but instead offensive. There was no censoring of the film; neither did veterans demand that it be censored.
After reading the liberal thoughts about faking The Purple Heart medals, I was left wondering just what that great general, who came up with the novel idea of awarding a medal to not only officers, but to enlisted men who were wounded in battle, would say if he were still around. As always, the shocking comments from liberals get me to wondering how anyone who has family in the military, or has ever served his/her country thusly, or who is just grateful to freedom's defenders, would want to be associated politically with the sort of people who write and contribute to the web sites linked below. I continue to be astonished.
It's Justa Joke! Taking their lead from the blog Eschaton, they claim it was the Republicans who started this Purple Heart kerfuffle with their "Purple Heart Band-Aids" at the Republican Convention? After all, if one is blind as a moonbat, a Band-Aid, a fake paper medal or even a Boy Scout medal could easily be mistaken for a real Purple Heart. The Movie Quill "Rants Entertainment" is concerned that the First Amendment has been rescinded:
"Can we still write what we want to write, or do we need to kow-tow to the prevailing wind of blue-haired ultra-conservative bible-thumping moral MINORITY?"Call Me Carol wrote:
Did the Veterans protesting the use of Purple Hearts in the movie "the Wedding Crasher", also protest the 2004 Republican convention attendees when they wore a bandaid with a mock purple heart?Armchair Generalist wants to know:
"where those veteran groups were during the Republican National Convention last year... Maybe they were too busy applauding Bush's stateside military record to notice the RNC delegates handing out the "Purple Hearts" in an effort to mock Kerry's Vietnam experience."The Movie Blog writes that the use of the Phony Purple Heart was a tribute to the real Purple Heart winners. It shows that getting "free booze" is more important "than being a millionaire, or famous, or attractive".
On the official website, the fake Purple Heart image has the tagline with it "Carrying a Purple Heart in your jacket guarantees you attention, admiration and plenty of free booze". Apparently American Military Vet groups are quite upset by the use of the image. ... I think the gag show a HUGE amount of respect to the image of the Purple Heart. ... At the core of the joke is the understanding that the Purple Heart is such an amazing, important and symbolic thing, that in the wedding crashers minds it "guarantees you attention, admiration and plenty of free booze." In essence, what the gag says is that to have a Purple Heart is more important or significant than being a millionaire, or famous, or attractive. ... the gag actually pays homage to the image of the Purple Heart ...Hmm. Why would "free booze" be better than being a millionaire? Adrants too thinks the film is being censored:
"The movie, which, remember, is a movie and not real life, ... While no one wants to diminish the hard work and sacrifices the fine, upstanding people who serve and protect America provide, we might want to remember this is a joke ... Animal Magazine Publisher Bucky Turco commented, 'It could almost be construed as a type of offbeat homage to their bravery and the power of the uniform.'"Xpionated too believes the objection is to the Purple Heart in the movie and his message for the offended Vets: Get over it!
"... yes we know the sacrifices of our military veterans ... . We're just tired of being reminded now. Also, maybe you like the movie, maybe you don't .... But the fact is it's art. Just because it's not 'Platoon'-like drama, you feel offended. It's all good to talk about a purple heart in a movie until you use it in a comedy and then rah rah rah..... Vets who are offended can walk out of the movie. But please don't take valuable internet space with this non-issue....this damn political correctness BS is getting ridiculously blown out of proportion..."The lovely and gracious Kirstina, a commenter at Film Rotation, wrote after reading of veterans' objections to the fake medal: "Boo [expletive deleted] hoo. Learn to take a joke, you military [expletive deleted]. People always will find a reason to meet their daily [expletive deleted] quotient." Striker, another commenter responded: "lol Damn right!" The Phil Factor believes that it is all about the "sex factor" and then compares faking of the Purple Heart medal to faking of Boy Scout medals.
"... anyone old enough to be a veteran or a member of congress does not have a sense of humor and was predictably outraged by this display of disrespect. Either that, or they're overly concerned about women sleeping with men they barely know."To The People also sees it as "all about sex", however, those comments are too offensive to quote. He does admit though, that he is one of those who "falsely claims" to have earned a Purple Heart. I guess he participates in the soon to be illegal hoax just to con women, as he writes:
"Purple hearts aren’t that special anyway. Yeah, yeah, you got shot. You know why? Because you were in another country trying to kill their people. Did you think they wouldn’t shoot back? For all the ladies out there, I guess I should tell you that I have a purple heart before Congress makes it illegal to falsely claim I have one."Terri Pool claims to be a law student at UA-Fayetteville Law School in Arkansas, and if she really is, I send my sympathies to anyone hoping to get a decent education there. She writes in Moonbat-speak, manageing to relate it all to homosexuality, at Terri's Law Blog:
"Recently, purple heart recipients ... were offended by the characters' of the film Wedding Crashers use of the purple heart ... I just want to express my deep feeling of disgust in the fact that these [expletive deleted] were the best that the United States of America could enlist to defend its citizens and municipalities. These [expletive deleted] can take a bullet, but they can't take a [expletive deleted] joke. Now remember folks, these "men" fought for the USA before the military's technically illegal "don't ask, don't tell" policy (the government should hold itself to higher, not lower standards than other employers, regardless of the nature of the occupation - after all, it would be illegal if a security/bodyguard service or a local law enforcement agency refused to hire or fired a person for being openly homosexual). Hmm... Now, I'm not saying that they're gay; I'm just saying that I know queens, pitchers and catchers alike, who are more butch and less sensative that those [expletive deleted]... "Purple Hearts For All!
Some Give Some, Some Give All
Phony Purple Heart Joke
Phony Purple Heart Taken Off Film Web Site: 'If any movie-goers take the advice of the 'Wedding Crashers' and try to use fake Purple Hearts to get girls, they may wind up picking up an FBI agent instead,' Congressman John Salazar warned. 'I am pleased that New Line Cinema has agreed to take down offensive parts of the Web site. Our veterans and FBI agents are working hard to make sure that we honor our true heroes, no one should undermine their efforts.'
Thanks alot, Congressman KillJoy. So you get the "party pooper" vote. Will that be enough to get you reelected as a Democrat in Colorado? All because of you and your Red State Bubbas, the Wedding Crasher's Web site had to remove the FREE 'Crasher Kit' with instructions on how to "use the medals to pick up women". 'Print your own Purple Heart,' it invited. 'To get one of these babies, some dudes have to prove their physical, mental and spiritual strength with great feats of bravery on the battlefield. All you need to do is press the button below.' Now wannabe "dudes" will have to risk their lives to get one of "these babies", instead of risking snips from a pair of scissors.
The Wedding Crashers' producers, New Line Cinema, decided it would be best to remove the FREE fake Purple Hearts, especially since it will soon become a federal crime to use them. 'This is a comedy, and it's intended to be funny,' was the statement from their spokesman, Richard Socarides, speaking to The Washington Post. Mr. Socarides added, 'It's really not intended to offend anyone.' Probably too, the producers were considering that any faux soldier "dudes" in jail, would not be able to purchase tickets to the ::"funny"::, R-rated flick.
(Yes, it's satire, but all the quotes are real. Who could have made them up? )
The Genuine Purple Heart Medal
Linked at Colorado Political News.
Monday, July 25, 2005
The city of London has a Moonbat acting as Mayor and there is no one named Rudy Guilani to come forth. And what about that great Prime Minister with blood of American patriots in his veins, who won World War II? Winston Churchill, where are you in your beloved nation's time of need? It is now World War III and you are with the angels in glory. Why did you not leave behind a wee trace of that determined British will to vanquish the barbarians that you warned about? “I hope that if evil days should come upon our own country, and the last army which a collapsing Empire could interpose between London and the invader were dissolving in rout and ruin, that there would be some . . . who would not care to accustom themselves to a new order of things and tamely survive the disaster.” (Ben Mcintyre Times Online) Or is it that Britishers are following Churchill's admonition to "tamely survive the disaster" that looms, the end of civilization?
"HOW DREADFUL are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.Ruffles and Flourishes to "Irish Elk".
"Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."
Winston Churchill, The River War, 1899.
No longer does one need to risk going to war and being shot at to receive the Purple Heart medal. According to New Line Cinema's movie Web site, "Carrying a Purple Heart in your jacket guarantees you attention, admiration and plenty of free booze." It would be so unfair and anti-inclusive to continue to have our nation divided by The Haves and The Have Nots. Thank you Hollywood for, once again, leading the way. According to Guardian Unlimited, 25 July 2005:
A website promoting the Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn comedy Wedding Crashers has been criticised by America's military establishment for carrying an image of a fake Purple Heart which visitors can "cut out" and wear.
In the film, currently riding high at the US and UK box office, Wilson and Vaughn pose as military veterans to win the affections of bridesmaids after gatecrashing a wedding.
The website, weddingcrashersmovie.com, accompanied the fake Purple Heart image with the line: "Carrying a Purple Heart in your jacket guarantees you attention, admiration and plenty of free booze."
There is federal law prohibiting the wearing, manufacturing, buying, selling or trading of a Medal of Honor, therefore New Line Cinema, the producer of the movie, "Wedding Crashers", had to be content with awarding a less prestiguous fake military medal - the Purple Heart. As, the X-rated film has not only been endorsed by the conservative Senator John McCain, who also acts in the production, there is rumor abroad in the land that McCain himself came up with the idea of "Purple Hearts for All", as a way of assuaging the guilt of his liberal friends in Hollywood and the MSM media and have them feel more comfortable in his "highly decorated" presence.
'Here's an example of Hollywood imitating life. Hopefully it brings to the American conscience that this is what is happening,' said Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran who runs a Web site dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients.
UPDATE: It appears that the website, weddingcrashersmovie.com, has removed the print and cut fake Purple Heart, yet there is still the big red moving arrow that points to the medal in the Crasher Kit, which reads "Check Out the Crasher Essentials". Anyway, the site probably garnered all the free publicity they were counting on. Maybe I should have ignored this story.
McCain's Raunch Fest: It turns out McCain has a cameo role playing himself attending the big wedding in the raunchiest R-rated movie of the weekend, "Wedding Crashers." ...
John McCain Goes Hollywood: Opening this weekend, WEDDING CRASHERS, a movie packed with raunchy moments and bare-breasted beauties bedding down with the guys. And Senator John McCain! ...
(Yes, it's satire, but all the quotes are real. Who could have made them up? )
Linked at Mudville Gazette's 'Open Post' and 'Beltway Traffic Jam' at Outside the Beltway.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Well, look what Darlene's Place found. Attending the elegant CFDA 2004 Awards at the Kennedy Center is Fashion Editor Robin Givhan of the Washington Post. Ms. Givhan is authoress of that infamous critique of the Roberts family's attire at the recent White House ceremony, as not classic, but "old-fashioned ... Old World, old money" and "An Image a Little Too Carefully Coordinated". Go and read Darleen's comments. They are like really funny - NOT faux funny like Wonkette.
"Oh, btw ... Over the jump is a picture of Ms. Givhan and what she finds appropriate to wear to an awards ceremony. 'Poor woman, so bravely smiling after some one stole her dress and left her standing in her slip and underwear.'"I liked the outfits that the Roberts children wore to the White House, especially after reading that the always predictable Washington Post was not so charmed by the classically dressed family. Actually, I must admit, I found the WaPo's fashion critique to be great writing and somewhat fun. Additionally, I too was reminded of Easter by the colors, but the Necco wafers allusion is downright funny. And if I can indulge myself a bit. shouldn't Josie have been shodden in color coordinated Mary Janes, or at least white patent-leather, not black? I think so. After all, her father's appointment to the Supreme Court may hang in the balance between the appropriateness versus inappropriateness of Josie's black footwear.
"There they were -- John, Jane, Josie and Jack -- standing with the president and before the entire country. The nominee was in a sober suit with the expected white shirt and red tie. His wife and children stood before the cameras, groomed and glossy in pastel hues -- like a trio of Easter eggs, a handful of Jelly Bellies, three little Necco wafers. There was tow-headed Jack -- having freed himself from the controlling grip of his mother -- enjoying a moment in the spotlight dressed in a seersucker suit with short pants and saddle shoes. His sister, Josie, was half-hidden behind her mother's skirt. Her blond pageboy glistened. And she was wearing a yellow dress with a crisp white collar, lace-trimmed anklets and black patent-leather Mary Janes."Kudos to Darlene's Place for a "take down" of WaPo's fashion guru that was richly deserved, After all, in the very same piece, Robin Givhan scolded Northwestern University's lacrosse team for "inappropriate" footwear at the White House. "Flip-flops, ... meant to be worn into a public shower or on the beach, have no business anywhere in the vicinity of the president and his place of residence." However, Ms. Givhan finds it quite appropriate to wear undergarments, sans outergarments, to the Kennedy Center, but for evening galas only. PICTURE
Suzy Rice has this great Liberal Fashion Barometer at her site, BIRD.
Until I get to be Queen, why not exhibit a degree of civility and try to follow those "important though hidden" penumbrae supposedly in the Constitution, and not broach another person's sexuality, which if you really ponder it, should indeed be a zone of privacy for everyone. If you want to discuss your own fantasies, perversions, desires, past indiscretions, prowess, go for it! Just warn us ahead, so we can get out of earshot or shield our eyes. However, not only is it the epitome of bad manners to discuss the sexuality of someone you don't even know, you are invading that person's "All American" right to a zone of penumbrae, or penumbras. And that is much worse behavior than anything little Dancin' Jack did at the White House the other day.
Here is something called hilarity from self-described humorist "Blogette-Wonkette", as she invades the penumbrae of Judge John Robert's sexual life, entirely without his permission. Read her supposedly joking comments and you will understand just how unfunny humor about someone else's gayness can be.
July 21, 2005 "Wonkette operatives have alerted us to some details in John G. Roberts background. We're not making any conclusions here -- we wouldn't want to comment on an ongoing investigation -- we're just laying out the facts: He is a graduate of an all-boys Catholic school where, as a member of the wrestling team, he regularly grappled with other sweaty, repressed boys. That is when he wasn't the drama club playing Peppermint Patty, for God's sake. He was also an editor of the school newspaper, "The Torch." And yet the Right still asserts that "he's no flame-thrower." We like him more and more. RELATED: How gay is this guy? [Manhattan Offender]"And PS! For those who don't know any better, there is absolutely nothing "FUNNY", as in the "F" word, in jokes about children and their sexuality. See "The Daily Kos", Another Sick-O or "What Makes Jackie Dance".
July 22, 2005 "The Roberts family were in costume. Wonkette operatives have figured out who they were dressed as, too. Talk about sucking up the Dems. ... And, sure, coming on like Jack Kennedy is one way to appeal to us. But we liked it better when he was gay."
Charmain at Reasoned Audacity has more today about blog jokesters, but if you want to read real honest-to-goodness, side-splitting humor, check out her comments section where some Moonbats have roosted:
"people who think there's some left-wing conspiracy to paint Roberts as "gay" are paranoid crazies ... Someone who thinks it's an insult or slander to call someone gay, clearly has serious homophobic issues to deal with."Oh, I "get it" now. In other words: we Wingnuts should understand that when you Moonbats call our husband, wife, father, mother, sibling, son, daughter, 4-year-old grandchild, friend, neighbor, and/or clergyman, a "homosexual" or "gay", we should feel really proud and know that you Lefties love them.
"You are missing the point. ... there's nothing wrong with being gay! When we lefties call someone gay, it's not an insult. When we point out that someone fits some of the stereotypes of being gay, it's not a criticism. Can't you get it through your head? Straight people on the left love gay people! ... You're missing the point by a million miles. What mental barrier prevents you from seeing that being gay is not a bad thing?"
Saturday, July 23, 2005
The family of newly nominated Judge John Roberts have a cute little son Jack and they dressed him up to meet the President of the United States. However, little Jackie, all costumed in his short pants preppy suit and jazz dance shoes, with cameras flashing and the audience gazing, felt that it was showtime. He went into his routine, twirled and danced, almost causing the President to lose it, until his mother led him off stage. Since little Jackie's name was NOT Chelsea Clinton, speculation immediately began to explain, as nefariously as possible, the antics of the little boy dancer.
Perhaps it was simply a "dance of joy" at seeing his father selected for the highest court in the land. Needless to say, that explanation carries little weight with the Leftists. The Moonbats, in attempts to counteract the kid's charm which they fear may rub off onto his father, Judge John Roberts, have been busy with their Operation Looney Research. They immediately proffered a number of explanations for Dancin' Jack's performance, some of which are unbelievably despicable.
Jon Stewart of the Daily Show thought that little Jack was cute, but probably suffering from ADD: "Jack, of course, is the one who seems to be on the way to losing the case of Family v. Ritalin. ....Actually 4 year old Jack's loveable antics were adored by all...except the Secret Service, who quickly whisked him off to Gitmo."
The Palm Beach Post attempted to attribute the little boy's misbehavior to the clothing he was required to wear, but after contacting authorities on children's fashions, they found no one willing to condemn Jackie's outfit of a blue seersucker jacket and pants, white button-down Oxford shirt, and black-and-white saddle shoes. They ended up blaming his bad manners on his mother. "Jane Roberts dressed John Jr. just right. Now, if she could just work on his manners."
The Daily Kossacks labeled the little boy as a John-John Kennedy wannabe. One Kossack, Mayan, got the ball rolling into the Operation Looney Research: "Did You Catch His Wife? When Roberts thanked his family, he mentioned his son, Jack...Roberts' wife's face fell. It was like a poker tell. I think we should research Jack." Geoptf responded, "He's probably gay. Of course, this is how ridiculous rumors get started, but extreme conservatives seem to have a lot of homosexual children... ."
Did you catch that? The Left is writing about a 4-year-old child!
So having homosexual children is a sign of ... what? The tragedy is that the Gay Hunters seek out these children of conservatives for the purpose of harassing them. The same goes for homosexuals who are employed by conservatives. Those gays are researched and stalked by the loving, inclusive Gay Hunters of the Left. The fact that the Gay Hunters would stoop so low as to cast aspersions upon a 4-year-old boy, and want to "research Jack" because he dances, is truly pathological. John at Powerline wrote "They Were Already Beneath Contempt".
How did the Left become so looney? In this incident it shows that they are far, far outside of the mainstream of society; from Wonkette to Geoptf, they live on the fringes. They are shocked by the normal antics of a child, because they have little experience with children. They are the staunch believers in choosing abortion instead of life. They are the celebrants of alternative lifestyles, which seldom if ever include the raising of children. That is why they are so eager to crucify Little Jackie upon their own self-constructed cross of homosexuality.
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He,
And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I'll lead you all in the dance, said He."
~~Sidney Carter, from Lord of the Dance
The Meridian Star: July 20, 2005
Holloway was curious about the elder van der Sloot's evasion of the media, especially considering his claims of Joran's innocence. Holloway said van der Sloot told him he was "uncomfortable" talking to him and would rather deal with the police. Holloway said he didn't understand why, if Joran was innocent, they would hold back any information they had.
"He has portrayed an image of guilt the entire time," Holloway said.
Despite van der Sloot's dodging questions, Holloway said, he may have hit on something vital near the end of their conversation.
"I told him, `I am a forgiving person. If he is innocent, he needs to profess his innocence to me. If an accident happened on this, I can live with that,'" Holloway said. "And about that time, his eyes watered and his voice quivered and he said, 'I've got to do everything I can to protect my son.'"
Holloway said he ended their conversation by handing van der Sloot three books for his son: a Bible, "The Purpose-Driven Life" by Rick Warren and "Living in the Moment" by Mary Ann Morgan. Holloway said he does not know if Joran received them, but hopes he will benefit from them.
"I just got to feeling they think it is all about them and their son and it's not. It's all about God and how they play a role in life," Holloway said.
Friday, July 22, 2005
I made one posting about the tragic Natalee Holloway disappearance in Aruba, which I entitled "Too Much Fun". I also made a post about The Freeway Blogger, "Moonbatting Necessities", and mentioned his use of duct tape and jokingly cautioned him on being mistaken for the entirely fictitious Duct Tape Strangler.
I searched for more news today of the young girl's disappearance and did find an interesting AP story, dated today. It involves a man from South Carolina and a woman he met at a shop in North Carolina. It is truly a "he said - she said" affair, however the story sounds plausible. The man claims that the woman relayed some gossip to him from a telephone conversation with the Van der Sloot family, who were her friends from when she lived in Aruba. He claims that she told him details of Holloway's disappearance, including claims that the intoxicated teen died after accidentally falling and hitting her head on a rock. He contacted the FBI and now the woman says she told him nothing of the sort. Here it is from AP:
Natalee Holloway was last seen in Aruba at Carlos N Charlie's. It is doubtful that there were any Duct Tape Stranglers lurking about there, but from this photograph of another beautiful young woman at the same nightclub, it seems not a safe environment for intoxicated teens.
"Interviewed by The Associated Press late Thursday, Palmer said her son had been a school friend of Joran van der Sloot, who is jailed in the case, and she said has known parents Paul and Anita van der Sloot for years. But she said she knows nothing about what happened to Holloway.
"'I haven't seen them (the van der Sloots) since 2001,' she said, adding that she also has not spoken with the family since then.
"Jim Dooley, a personnel recruiter from Charleston, S.C., told the AP he referred the FBI's Birmingham office to Palmer after she shared with him details of the case she said came from Paul van der Sloot during a phone conversation shortly after Joran van der Sloot's arrest. Dooley said he struck up a conversation with Palmer while his wife tried on clothes in the store where Palmer works. He said Palmer quoted Paul van der Sloot as saying Holloway died after falling and hitting her head on a rock at an Aruban beach."
Where is the Fun at Carlos N Charlies? Scared Monkeys has more, HERE and HERE, including breaking news today that the Aruban Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice have ordered all materials pertaining to the Natalee Holloway investigation to be given to the FBI. Interesting that today also the Alabama legislature asked that citizens boycott Aruba because no one has been charged in the case. After so many weeks, will the FBI be able to get to the bottom of this sad story? We can hope.
- Did you graduated first in your class in high school?
- Did you attend an all-male boarding school?
- Did you attend Catholic school?
- Did you study Latin?
- Did you study French?
- Were you devoted to your studies?
- Were you co-captain of your football team?
- Were you a "slow-footed linebacker."
- Were you a wrestler? (This counts triple if yes, according to Wonkette.)
- Were you co-editor of the school newspaper?
- Did you serve on an athletic council?
- Did you serve on the Student Council.
- Did you sing in the choir?
- Did you participate in drama?
- Are your children adopted?
- Were you ever photographed wearing plaid pants?
- Were you ever photographed with your boys' school pals?
- Were you ever photographed wearing a wrestling suit with other wrestlers?
- Were you ever photographed with footballers? and finally
- Does there exist an all-male wedding photograph, somewhere, of you "smiling"?
John at Powerline writes "They Were Already Beneath Contempt" (don't miss it). Ruffles and Flourishes to Charmaine at Reasoned Audacity, who explains why the necessity of The Gayness Test. Linked at Michelle Malkin, Captain's Quarters, Sister Toldja, Betsy's Page and Wizbang's Carnival of the Trackbacks.
Kerfuffles made the following posts at the time of the last bombings in the city of London. They still apply and are even more appropriate, today, after we have seen more "piss ant" attacks.
At the time of World War II, Sir Winston Churchill attempted to rally the British people behind him to defeat the evils of Nazism. The British were successful. Today, those same people are fighting against their own home grown belligerants.
"I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone.
"At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty's Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation.
"Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail.
"We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old." ~~Winston Churchill
Thursday, July 21, 2005
As I discussed in a previous post, Canada Allows Gay Marriage, Canada is being mostly applauded :) for it's embracing (swallowing hook, line and sinker) of one of liberalism's main tenets; that homosexuals deserve extraordinary rights for being homosexuals. However, Canada has yet to realize that it shows extreme prejudicial contempt to those who want to legally marry, but cannot fulfill the obligation of being a couple. I already discussed polygamy. In all the world there is no country yet allowing both same-sex marriage and polygamy. Why not Canada? If Canada was brave enough to take the liberal leap to sanction same-sex marriages, why not go all the way and legalize polygamy? By doing so it would give relief to all the Canadians who are being denied marriage because they are threesomes, or ménages à trois. A threesome can consist of heterosexuals and/or homsexuals, so they certainly qualify under that Canadian required sexual status.
The ménages à trois have not been as blatant and vocal in their demands for equal and human rights as have been gays and lesbians. There have been so many such famous sexual liasons in recorded history, we can be sure there are thousands of Canadians currently living in unwedded bliss only because they happen to be ménages à trois. After all, threesomes started with the dawn of human history, in the Old Testament, with Adam, Eve and the serpent. There were Anais Nin and Henry and June Miller, all the way to the fictitious Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and Superman. Joseph Goebbels, FDR, Greta Garbo, the Rolling Stones. John Maynard Keynes, Virginia Woolfe, Dora Carrington, Lytton Strachy, Count Dracula and Lucy's saviors, Heinreid, Ingrid Bergman, and Humphrey Bogart all delighted in being parts of threesomes. Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey and his wife, in their era, were the iconoclastic darlings of Hollywood. Come on, O Canada, get with the program!
Canada Allows Gay Marriage
Canada OKs gay marriage Chicago Sun-Times, IL
by ROB GILLIES. TORONTO -- Canada legalized gay marriage Wednesday, becoming the fourth nation to grant full legal rights to same-sex couples. ...
Canada 4th nation to OK gay marriage
Canada Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Canada fourth nation to legalize gay marriage
Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler told a Senate committee that churches, mosques, temples and synagogues have nothing to fear. (Yeh, yet - but just wait a while. Does anyone suppose that the militant homosexuals are going to be content with "second-class" marriages performed by a JP outside of the church?) He also noted that the bill will not compel religious groups to perform ceremonies against their beliefs. (Again I say, yet.) Not all Canadian jurisdictions are pleased with the new experiment. Prince Edward Island said it will amend its laws to comply. Alberta, which has opposed gay marriage, said it was resigned to the bill becoming the law of the land. "We will proceed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, much to our chagrin,'' said Premier Ralph Klein. He added that his government was trying to pass a law to protect those who oppose gay marriages on moral or religious grounds. "We will develop legislative options to ensure the rights of religious officials and those Albertans who hold social or cultural beliefs or values, whether religious or non-religious,'' Klein said at a news conference. He feels it necessary to pass a new provincial law to enshrine the freedom to express opposition to same-sex marriage. Obviously, the Albertans see the handwriting on the walls of history, as they try to prevent what happened in Manitoba where at least twelve marriage commissioners lost their jobs for refusing to perform same-sex marriages against the dictates of their consciences.
Perhaps, the U.S. can take the lead from Alberta, and also pass legislation to guarantee Americans the freedom to express opposition to same-sex marriage.
"Americans hate foreign policy. Americans hate foreign policy because Americans hate foreigners. Americans hate foreigners because Americans are foreigners. We all come from foreign parts, even if we came here ten thousand years ago on a land bridge across the Bering Strait. We didn't want anything to do with those Ice Age Siberians, them with the itchy cave-bear-pelt underwear and mammoth meat on their breath. We were off to the Pacific Northwest -- great salmon fishing, blowout potluck dinners, a whole new life." ~~P.J. O'Rourke, from Wizbang's "Why I Love P.J. O'Rourke""I can understand why mankind hasn't given up war. During a war you get to drive tanks through the sides of buildings and shoot foreigners - two things that are usually frowned on during peacetime." -- P.J. O'Rourke
The Daily KOS
Wonkette: Little Jackie with his short pants, shows that Justice Robert's nomination is a bridge to the 19th century. (I kid you not, and that is the least of the slurs.)
While President Bush was making facial contortions to keep from laughing, while gliimpsing out of the corner of his eye the devilish antics of little Jack, The Huffington Post comments suspect those presidential grimaces to be evidence of something far more sinister.
GOP Vixen - Why Bush Smirked
Moonbattery writes the truth: "Leftists Play Gay Card Against John Roberts"
The Son, The Smirk and the Sickos by Michelle Malkin
No Enemy Too Small by Confederate Yankee
However, there is "somewhat" good news from the MSM. Today, the LA Times refrains from attacking four-year-old Jackie boy, gunning for his mother instead. Jane Roberts is "shockingly" a Roman Catholic, just like her husband, and even more shocking, she "Holds Strong Antiabortion Views".
Matt Drudge, with his Drudge flash, and his trusty six-shooter, Ann Coulter, have been dissing Judge John Roberts. Fearless "Annie Oakly" describes the new Bush nominee as "Souter in Roberts clothing" (Ann Coulter's website). Kerfuffles disagrees with Annie. Kerfuffles predicts only one thing about John Roberts. As long as the new justice has to deal with the likes of "dancing Jack", he will never become another Justice David Souter, "Hermit of the Supremes".
Linked at Captain's Quarters.
Our northern neighbor has sanctioned same-sex marriage. That solves our problem of what to do about such a bizarre idea. No longer should it bother our brains, as now any same-sex couple so inclined, can pack up its duds and move to Canada to tie the knot. O Canada, our progressive "true North strong and free" neighbor, welcoming dissatisfied Yanks for more than two centuries, ... THANKS. Canada can serve as the land of the great social experiment and we, the backwards Southerners of North America, can watch and see how the tinkering with ancient mores unfolds for them.
"TORONTO:— Canada legalized gay marriage (search) Wednesday, becoming the world's fourth nation to grant full legal rights to same-sex couples.However, there is something inherently unfair about having to be homosexual, in order to partake of the ancient sacrament of marriage. If both members of a couple are of the same sex and want to marry, yet their sexual status is what is weirdly described as "straight", it would be most discriminatory, as in "D" word DISCRIMINATION, to forbid their quest. And besides, what business is it of the state what people do, or don't do, in their own bedrooms? Haven't we had that mantra pounded into our psyche time and time again?
"The bill gives homosexual couples the same rights as those in traditional unions between a man and a woman, something already legal in eight of Canada's 10 provinces and in two of its three territories.
"But (Prime Minister) Martin, a Roman Catholic, has said that despite anyone's personal beliefs, all Canadians should be granted the same rights to marriage."The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain are the only other nations that allow gay marriage nationwide." Fox News
If two sisters live together, or two brothers, they cannot marry because they are NOT homosexuals? What about two friends of the same sex who may want to marry for tax advantages, such as purchasing a home? Is it morally right of the government to require that they be homosexuals? Of course not! What if they lie and say they are homosexuals, how will the government go about to prove they are lying? Hmmm... What if, for financial reasons, a mother and daughter want to marry, or an uncle and nephew? Why should they have to be homosexual? This boggles the mind. If same sex couples are legally allowed to marry, there should be absolutely no requirement that they be gay. That would be blatant "pro-homosexual bigotry", and it would be insane!
Oh, I just reread the Prime Minister's remarks. Mr. Martin explained "that despite anyone's personal beliefs, all Canadians should be granted the same rights to marriage." Oh, how reassuring, as he obviously means that same-sex couples do not have to be homosexual. Therefore, fathers and sons can now marry each other, even though some people have puritanical beliefs that it is improper. Why, even mothers and sons too. And those Canadians who want to engage in plural marriage, which after all, in the case of polygamy, has been around since time out of mind, ... go for it. It was practiced in the Bible, by the Jews in Europe during the middle ages and it is yet in vogue today in parts of the Muslim world. It most certainly would be discrimination to prohibit such an ancient custom. Even "ménage à trois" should now become a legal, state-sanctioned household arrangement, especially if everyone is the same sex. To now proclaim otherwise, would be insane.