Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Other Thoughts

Before I feed the trick-or-treaters, I just had to vent a bit. First, John Kerry's remark about the military. President Bush hasn't responded yet, but this is a very good opportunity to stop mincing words and to stand up for our military! Let's not let Kerry and other Democrats get away with this. (However, I sadly have to admit I am not expecting much in the way of a tough response from the White House.)

Also, this morning on Fox News I heard that the Girl Scouts have resorted to suing over nonpayment of cookie money. This is one instance where I agree with a lawsuit. It's a real shame when you have people taking advantage of the Girl Scouts, of all things!

And in a lawsuit I do NOT agree with, Fox also reported that Hispanic groups and (of course) the ACLU are suing over the crackdown on illegals in Hazelton, PA. Talk about nerve.

Oh Well

Here's another story the mainstream media chooses to ignore:

Gunmen in the Gaza Strip kidnapped a Spanish aid worker, the latest in a string of foreigner abductions in the increasingly lawless Palestinian territory

If it weren't for these great bloggers reporting on what the media doesn't report, who knows how much less we would know?

Monday, October 30, 2006

A Must-Read for Outnumbered Conservatives and Republicans

What an utter relief to read this just now!

A Headline We Should Have Expected

I think we all could have predicted this, from Arlene Bridges-Samuels' excellent column at Israpundit:

Arabs Voting Democrat
It's "..yet another red flag on the road of Muslim demands that will increase in the United States in the same way that Muslims are overtaking Europe."

Haveil Havalim #91 is Up!

It's time for Haveil Havalim, the wonderful Jewish blog roundup, this time at Sweet Rose.

Sweet Rose is new to me, and what I see so far, I like!

Also be sure to visit Soccer Dad, whose brainchild Haveil Havalim is.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Moronic "Procedure" of the Year

Will somebody please explain to me the necessity of this?

I saw this on CNN last night and thought it was a joke.

It wasn't.


Eyelash transplants set to sweep nip tuck world
By Jill Serjeant
Oct 24, 2006 — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Think you've seen it all when it comes to cosmetic surgery? Look more closely. Eyelash transplant surgery wants to become the new must-have procedure for women — and the occasional man — convinced that beauty is not so much in the eye of the beholder as in front of the eye itself.
Using procedures pioneered by the hair loss industry for balding men, surgeons are using "plug and sew" techniques to give women long, sweeping lashes once achieved only by glued on extensions and thick lashings of mascara.

More Ridiculous Lawsuits

Overlawyered has this item about the latest inane, greedy lawsuits over hot coffee here

I said something similar to someone recently -- they never sue small restaurants for making then fat or small coffee shops for daring to sell hot coffee that's hot. It's always the money-makers and corporations.

A good lawyer needs to put a stop to this and make people accountable for their own stupidity, klutziness, lack of common sense, and just plain greed.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

"School Safety Drill Upsets Some Parents"

I would hope they'd be more upset to think that this could have been a terrorist attack, like that terrible school massacre in Russia, or another school-shooting episode.

Better safe than sorry.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Just Say No

I received an e-mail from The Israel Project with this headline:

Say “NO” to Iran wiping Israel off the map

It makes me wonder if terrorist groups send out e-mails to their supporters urging them to say yes.

Relaxing Website

After a very noisy and busy work day, I like to go to the iSerenity website and listen to the surprisingly soothing sounds of a droning dryer and a breezy fan. There are other "environments" as well, accompanied by photographs: bird calls, wind chimes, and pure white noise are just a few of them. Give it a try!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

4 Reasons to Vote Republican

This letter to the editor summed it up very succinctly:


Has four good reasons to vote a straight party ticket
by Scott Cole
published October 25, 2006 12:15 am
Three good reasons to vote a straight Republican ticket next month: Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy. Need a fourth? National security. ‘Nuff said.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Skip to My Loo

How do you like this nonsense? "Consistent with their gender expression"? What psychobabble! Sorry, but I don't want to meet someone "expressing their gender" in the next stall.

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Girls' room his, too: Transgender men free to use ALL of MTA's loos
New York Daily News, by Pete Donohue

The line for the girls' room just got longer. Men who live as women can now legally use women's rest rooms in New York's transit system under an unprecedented deal revealed yesterday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority agreed to allow riders to use MTA rest rooms "consistent with their gender expression," the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund announced yesterday.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A Veiled Threat

I was relieved to hear that the Muslim woman who refused to remove her veil had her case thrown out of court in Michigan.

This is the United States, not the Middle East, and if you are going to live here, you abide by OUR laws.

Thankfully this was one judge who didn't bend over backwards to change the rules for Muslims. Let's just hope this won't give Muslims yet another excuse to start looting and rioting.

Haveil Havalim #90 is Up!

Haveil Havalim #90 is up at Soccer Dad. Make sure you check out all the interesting reading in this edition!

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Media is Our Enemy

By now, everyone must know that the media is not our friend. We've all known for some time that the New York Times is not a newspaper that reports the news, but a propaganda organ.

Over the weekend, Michelle Malkin described how the Times has admitted, 3 months after the fact, that they were wrong to leak the efforts by the Bush administration to track terrorists by their banking habits. This aiding and abetting the terrorists by the media, and their openly anti-Bush tone, is nothing new. If it weren't for these courageous and influential bloggers and columnists, it would be even worse.

And it wasn't a surprise to read, through Lucianne.com this story from Human Events, titled "Tempting Target: Media Try to Persuade Conservatives to Stay Home" (on election day).

Unbelievable, isn't it?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Palestinians Protest...but not against Israel!

When I was a kid, Mad Magazine used to have a section called something like "scenes we'd like to see". Here's a story that made me do a double take. Palestinian security forces are protesting not being paid by Hamas. That's a scene I never thought I'd see!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Rioting Continues in France

Here we go again! Instapundit reports on attacks on police in France, and the upcoming anniversary of last year's out-of-control looting & rioting spree, which the Chirac administration all but ignored. It will be interesting to see how (or if) rioting on the anniversary is handled and excused.

The British Times Online says that 112 cars are being torched every single day, and 3,000 police have been hurt in clashes with the rioters this year alone.

The attitude seems to be one of a resigned "Oh well". After all, these are mostly immigrants.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Latest Middle East Outrage

I doubt this will make TV news headlines, but The New York Sun reports that Iran paid Hamas $50 million dollars to stop the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit.

Is anyone outraged?

Yoko? Oh, no!

Why must every celebrity (and even non-celebrities) live every detail of his life through the tabloids?

The latest is Paul McCartney, whose soon-to-be-ex-wife is accusing him of all sorts of terrible things.

We knew, after Linda died, that there could never be anyone good enough to take her place, but this 2nd wife makes Yoko Ono seem ideal by comparison. (I almost wish I hadn't hated her so much, along with all the other Beatles fans, when she came along!)

Anyway, I had to laugh when I read that people are angry that they no longer have any privacy. Well, maybe if they lived quieter lives and didn't write about, or tell the world about, their private lives, they wouldn't be in this mess!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Peacekeeping Prattle

Oh well!

But it's okay with them if Palestinians in Gaza fire rockets at the Israelis. And the three kidnapped IDF soldiers still are missing -- that's okay, too.

"Victim" of the Day

Let's all feel sorry for this guy:

Jeffrey Lundgren, a cult leader, is on Ohio's death row for the murders of a couple, 49-year-old Dennis and 46-year-old Cheryl Avery, and their three daughters, Trina, 15; Rebecca, 13; and Karen, 7, in 1989.

CNN also reports that a federal judge has delayed Lundgren's execution, scheduled for next week, because of a lawsuit challenging the use of lethal injection. "Lundgren, 56, said he is at even greater risk of experiencing pain and suffering during the procedure than other inmates because he is overweight and diabetic."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Dear Senator Sarbanes..."

"I'd Like to Change My Status From Citizen to Illegal Immigrant"

Hero of the Day

Here is another example of how pets can be more loyal and maternal than human beings. Sadly, the dog died in this fire.

Heroic dog saves woman: 'Jesse' dies after she helps her mistress flee burning house
Not only did Jesse retrieve Hanson's prosthetic leg and then brought a telephone to her to call 911 for help, the dog also dragged Hanson to the front door of the house, where rescuers found her and brought her to safety.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Legitimizing Perversion

In the never-ending quest for higher TV ratings, Larry King, Greta Van Susteren, and many other shows have featured the despicable child molester/pervert/liar John Mark Karr, the creep who falsely confessed to murdering JonBenet Ramsay.

Where is the protest? Why doesn't John Ramsey go on these same programs and loudly express his outrage over this tabloid sensationalism?

Monday, October 16, 2006

A Run For Your Money

Please tell me that this is just a bad joke.

Neal Boortz says, "Now we have sneakers made especially for Mexicans who are ready to join the invasion force. They're handed out to Mexicans waiting to cross the border into the United States. Here in the U.S. they're considered collector's items."

Yes -- at over $200 per pair!

You Gotta Believe in "the Met's"

Here's more evidence that proofreading is no longer required in this country:

"For Met's, it's all on Glavine, now"

I'm rooting for the "Met's" and rooting against MSNBC!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Computer in Every Home

Let's hope this idea never catches on here in the United States. Since when is having a computer a "right"?

Our Education System

Yet another story that makes me feel grateful I went to school when the purpose of going to school was to get an education; and when pupils were in awe of their teachers; and when the mere mention of the word "rattan" by a teacher was enough to get a student to stop misbehaving!

500 students riot at California high school:Unrest stemmed from fight between 2 students; no major injuries reported

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The U.N. Does Something Right

Finally! Instead of only condemning Israel, the United Nations actually did something constructive and agreed on sanctions against North Korea.

And, it was unanimous!

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Latest Attacks Against Israel

Smooth Stone reports on the latest Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel.

Of course, you shouldn't expect to see this outrage featured prominently on TV, where they are still obsessed with the lurid e-mails of Mark Foley.

And Speaking of Language...

Here is yet another example of political correctness gone wild.

(Thanks to Cold Fury)

No Spanish? No Job!

My pal Diane sent me this infuriating story about a job-seeker denied work because she doesn't speak Spanish!

"The Aurora native has three decades of work experience. But she lacks what many employers — whether they’re hiring painters or file clerks — increasingly require in a competitive market for entry-level, unskilled jobs: Spanish.

She’s angry."

We should all be angry.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"Desensitization"

I receive MSNBC news headlines via e-mail at work, and I agree 100% with this sentiment by Tom Shales regarding yesterday's New York City plane crash:

"For the rest of the afternoon and evening, the sadness of a pointless tragedy competed with what seemed like an endless stream of tasteless jokes about the Yankees upstaging the Mets again. The entire front page of one paper here showed the Mets under a headline that read, "It's Our Town." But Lidle's catastrophe surely will fill that space on Thursday. You can't record this event without noting its instant "tabloidization" in countless minds. Perhaps, in retrospect, we'll remember Lidle's death as, among other things, a landmark in our progressive desensitization or our inability to distinguish between celebrity news and real life."

Palestinians "owed a better life".

I was disgusted to read this item about Palestinian "victims". Little Green Footballs sums it up perfectly:

"A question for Condoleezza Rice: on what basis do Palestinians "deserve" a better life, and why is it our responsibility to give it to them?"

If our current Republican administration thinks this way, can you imagine how much worse it will get under the Democrats?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Outrage in Israel

When I read about this, I was sick.

"Four senior doctors at the Kaplan Medical Center's Harzfeld Geriatric Hospital, suspected of carrying out illegal medical experiments on hundreds of elderly patients, faced the inside of a court room for the first time Monday evening as part of the ongoing investigation into their alleged abuse of those patients. "

If you didn't know this happened in Israel, and if you didn't know the doctors were Jewish, you'd assume this story was about the Nazis who experimented on concentration camp victims.

That this has happened in Israel, and that this was done by Jews against Jews, is even worse.

Plane Crash in NYC

I don't care who was flying that plane. That it is still so easy to fly into New York City is what's very frightening and disturbing.

What if it weren't a Yankee pitcher on board but instead a terrorist, and what if the plane had been loaded with chemical or biological weapons?

I heard someone say that this is a wakeup call. I disagree. If people didn't wake up on September 11, they certainly will stay asleep now.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Barbra Dixie Chick

What is this compulsion to bash President Bush even from the concert stage?


"The biggest miscalculation was the appearance, late in the show, of a George W. Bush impersonator (Steve Bridges) who Ms. {Barbra} Streisand, an ardent Democrat, interrogated in a tone that tried to be witty, and failed".

Monday, October 09, 2006

Heads in the Sand

I heard the above expression used on TV earlier to perfectly describe Americans' apathy to the frightening news that North Korea tested its nuclear missiles. Contrast this oblivion to America's reaction to the Cuban missile crisis.

It seems that if it's not reality TV or the lurid messages of ex-Congressman Mark Foley, most Americans are simply not interested in the news.

What Do Parents Do?

Just what are parents responsible for nowadays, anyway?


Denver School Features Breakfast Carnival to Kick Off Citywide Free Breakfast Program

"The program provides free breakfast to all students, regardless of family income, at schools where breakfast is currently served."

The Israel Project

Here is a good website. Spread the word!


The Israel Project (TIP) is an international non-profit organization devoted to educating the press and the public about Israel while promoting security, freedom and peace. The Israel Project provides journalists, leaders and opinion-makers accurate information about Israel.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

An Illegal Suit

Illegals are suing Wendy's. Please explain why Wendy's hired illegal aliens in the first place.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Macaca-mamie!

This HAS to be a joke:

"After a Democratic field worker was ousted for what apparently was an anti-semitic email remark (She referred to {Republican Senator George} Allen as “macacawitz”) his campaign announced that it was an anti-semitic remark."

Read the rest, and be amazed for yourself.

Friday, October 06, 2006

More Good (Bad) News

This is good news if you are a normal human being: not only did the Dow Jones hit a record high this week, but the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6 percent.

Compare this to Poland's unemployment rate, which fell to a 6-year low --- of
15.3 percent!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Happy Headline of the Day

From the "things we never thought we'd see" department comes this headline:
Oil Found in Israel

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Haveil Havalim #88 is Up!

Hooray! The latest edition of Haveil Havalim, the Jewish blog roundup, is now available for your reading pleasure at AbbaGav.

And don't forget to visit Soccer Dad, who started it all!

More Excuses

The Mark Foley story is making me nauseous. Last night his attorney said, "He wants you to know he is a gay man". Why does he think we even want to know that?

Also they are claiming Foley is an alcoholic (even though his friends steadfastly say they never saw him drink) AND is suffering from mental illness.

Anything else??

Why can't he just admit what he did was wrong, stop making up phony excuses, and then shut up already?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Jewish Elvis

I knew there had to be another reason why I loved Elvis Presley so much!

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Last Refuge...

Why did it come as no surprise to hear that disgraced former Congressman and pervert Mark Foley admitted himself to a rehab clinic for "alcoholism"?

We could have predicted this.

Sunday, October 01, 2006