Saturday, May 31, 2008

Colorado Bans Gender Specific Bathrooms

In the name of nondiscrimination Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter banned gender-specific bathrooms. Unless you are in a Church, mosque or synagogue the bathrooms in CO will know be gender neutral.

That's right ladies - next time you are having a girlie chat in the ladies room - you better check for an Adams Apple, you may just be talking to a neutered male.

I am at a complete loss on how Gov. Bill "Open-Shi**er" Ritter feels SB 200 will in any way, shape or form help the "normal" residents of CO.

From WND --

The state's new "transgender nondiscrimination" bill makes it illegal to deny a person access to public accommodations, including restrooms and locker rooms, based on gender identity or the "perception" of gender identity.

Ritter signed the Expanded Discrimination Prohibitions, approved by the legislature, with this definition:

"'Sexual orientation' means a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status or another person's perception thereof."

"Lest we think that this is just the 'bathroom bill,' I'd like us also to realize that this really is about Christian businesspeople being able to practice their faith through their profession," Rep. Amy Stephens said, citing an Albuquerque photographer who refused to photograph a same sex couple's ceremony, was brought before the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission, found guilty and fined $6,000. More...

Huh, a bill making Christian business people practice their faith through their profession. I guess they forgot about the part where Christianity preaches about NOT placing children in harms way!

Think this is an isolated incident - not a chance! Proponents of the Radical Gay Agenda being pushed on our country have already convinced Universities in Georgia, Ohio (Kent State University), Massachusetts and Arizona to institute these open door bathrooms.

Steaming Load Award - Bay State Buttheads

Steaming Load #1: Bay State Buttheads File Charges Against a Second Amendment Hero.

After his Family Crest Catering company was hit by a string of robberies, the firm’s owner, David Crest, got tired of waiting for the Hanover (Mass) cops to track down the rat bastard who had made off with at least $3,000 of his goods and equipment. If it kept up, he’d be put out of business.

With the police clueless, and no help whatsoever, David pieced together the clues and came up with a disturbing conclusion. One of his own employees was robbing him. Determined to catch the rat bastard in the act, David told his crew that he was going on vacation. With that established, David entered the place after everyone was gone, then hunkered down in his business office to wait for the thief to strike. The first night passed without a nibble, but, on the second night, the thief went for the bait.

Around 11pm, David heard noises coming from his kitchen. He heard the freezer door open and shut, then noted noises coming from the equipment room. Grabbing his Mossberg 500, a 12 gauge shotgun, he went out to confront the thief and got a nasty shock. The thief was his head chef, John F. O’Connor.

David ordered the thief to grab some floor, but O’Connor decided to run instead. His departure was hastened by two warning shots that David fired at the floor. Giving chase, he tried to shoot out the tires on O’Connor’s getaway ride. He missed, but, armed with the thief’s identity, he called the cops.

The Hanover police noted the obvious signs of an intruder - broken locks on the doors in the kitchen, the mess in the equipment room - then turned their attention to David. After taking David’s statement and taking custody of his gun, the Hanover police arrested DAVID, for ‘assault with a deadly weapon’ and ‘discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling’. Oh, they might run that thieving bastard O’Connor through the justice system hoops, too, but don’t bet the farm on it.

If this is how justice works in Hanover, I don’t blame Lady Justice for wearing a blindfold. In this case, don’t be shocked if you see her holding her nose to ward off the stench of the criminal INJUSTICE steaming load.

Girlieman of the Week - Chardon High School Principal Doug Delong

Reposted from Politically Incorrect Gazette --

Girlieman of the Week
Date Awarded: May 30, 2008

Girlieman: Doug Delong
Antics: Hiding behind the ‘rules’.

In theory, as principal of Chardon High School (Ohio), Doug Delong should serve as an example for the inmates of his government cess-school. He should be willing to show them that, sometimes, rules must be bent, even broken, due to unforeseen circumstances. This week, Doug had a chance to show his captive audience that he had the nads to do the right thing, no matter what the rules specified. Instead, Doug gave them a close look at craven cowardice.

Ironically, two of Doug’s students, a pair of seniors named Will McDonnell and Tony Workman, the young men who shined a spotlight on Doug’s gutless wonder antics, are shining examples of courage. Will McDonnell, having fulfilled his graduation requirements early in the school year, joined the United States Marines and has already completed his boot camp. Tony Workman, a proud member of the Army National Guard, completed the U.S. Army’s 10-week long basic training, last Summer. Both young men should be honored for their decision to defend our nation and its liberty.

Proud of their service to this country, these young warriors made a simple request. They wanted to forego the cap and gown and receive their high school diploma decked out in their uniforms. At first, that seemed to be an acceptable arrangement, until Doug the Slug went furtive and girlie. If he allowed this exception to the no, cap, no gown, no diploma rule, Doug whined that other ‘organizations’ would demand equal time. What a load of bull crap! Instead, Doug agreed to let the young men strut their uniformed stuff by leading the Honor Guard before the graduation ceremony. But, when it came time to go up on the stage for their diploma, the young warriors must wear their cap and gown.

Unlike Doug the Slug, Marines don’t surrender and neither does he United States Army. The two young warriors have made their decision. They will wear the uniforms throughout the ceremony and stand proudly, at attention, when their names are called, without going up on the stage. It’s an honorable decision and we all salute them for it.

Doug the Slug is a whining, rules obsessed, weasel who fails to see any distinction between the armed forces of the United States and a 4-H Club. For that...for taking a dump on two patriotic young warriors...for being a gutless guttersnipe who hides behind ‘the rules’...for being unworthy to spit-shine the boots of these young warriors, Doug ‘The Slug’ Delong is the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girlieman of the Week.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Sheriff Joe Arpaio wins Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Congratulations Sheriff Joe!

From ALIPAC --

Maricopa County's Sheriff Arpaio honored with national award Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a national award in Tennessee over the Memorial Day weekend.

Arpaio was honored with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from the Buford Pusser Foundation.

Pusser became Sheriff of McNairy County after moving to Adamsville in the 1960s.

Pusser gained a reputation for cleaning up the illegal operations on the Tennessee-Mississippi state line that included gambling, prostitution, and moonshine whisky.

Movies and a television series were produced about the sheriff and weekly newspaper reports portrayed him as a threat to anyone breaking the law in McNairy County.

Pusser was killed in a car accident in 1974.

Arpaio said meeting with people who knew and worked with Sheriff Buford Pusser was a memorable and moving experience.

Police, deputies, officials, and others from all over the United States and Canada attended the event in Adamsville.

"I appreciated the award, but what was really gratifying was the opportunity to meet personally with Sheriff Pusser's family & friends and hearing their stories about their beloved Sheriff," said Arpaio.

"Had he been alive as Sheriff today, he might have been called the toughest Sheriff in America."

Thursday, May 29, 2008

What An Obama Presidency Brings...

Let's just imagine the "Hypocrite of Hope" is elected...

The "New" Obama White House --

No more long lines at the gas pumps --

New forms of transportation will reduce our carbon footprint --

Our fast-food joints will take on a new look --

But at least we will still have Playboy --



Published in the New York Post on May 28, 2008.

In its final days, Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign has come to echo George Wallace's 1968 run.

Like Clinton, Wallace as a candidate stalked the Northeast exploiting white anger. Like her, he bypassed the nation's more educated and liberal parts to focus squarely on those who felt left behind, rallying animosity against elites.

But behind the mask of populism, it was race that fueled Wallace's campaign from the start. And it is race that has brought new life to Clinton's campaign in its final days.

Like Wallace, Clinton doesn't address racial prejudice squarely, but cloaks the appeal to our darker fears in seemingly neutral issues. He used opposition to school busing; she has played off Obama's alleged elitism and ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

To be fair, neither appeal is totally invalid.

Busing failed to integrate our schools and led, instead, to greater segregation as whites fled to the suburbs and/or to private schools.

Rev. Wright, meanwhile, is enough to scare the daylights out of anybody. To have a president who sat willingly in his pews, absorbing and seemingly condoning his hatred, is a worrisome prospect indeed.

But the basic fact remains that Clinton, like Wallace, is relying on race. Their tactics are similar, appealing to the same kind of voters for parallel reasons.

No, Clinton isn't a racist - but she's still using race to win elections. (So, by the way, did Bill Clinton in 1992, with his criticism of Sister Souljah and his much-publicized backing for capital punishment.)

Racism is as racism does. When a politician consciously exploits racial divisions, fears and animosity to win an election, he or she deserves condemnation.

But Hillary Clinton is neither a racist nor a populist; she's an opportunist. Discovering that the establishment consensus has left behind millions of disgruntled voters - the angry white men of yesteryear - she, like Wallace before her, is creating new fissures in the electorate in the hopes of upsetting a harmony that doesn't serve her ends.

Her advocates say that Clinton has found her voice. But this new voice is but an echo of a a discordant note in a discredited past.

In the coal mines of Kentucky and West Virginia and the former factory towns of Western Pennsylvania and Central Ohio, the anger into which this voice taps remains alive, hot and glowing. But most of America has moved beyond prejudice, beyond diversity, beyond even tolerance, into a post-racial era.

It was a proud feature of our politics in 2008 that we seemed to have crested this wave of progress - until Clinton, embittered by frustrated ambition, blew on the smoldering embers of racial fear to stage a comeback for the nomination.

It isn't her proudest moment.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Crazy Naked Canadian Steals Semi-Truck

Every once in a while you find a story that leaves you speechless or laughing hysterically....

From the Times Colonist --

A crazed, naked man stole a large transport truck truck and led police on a half-hour chase through rush-hour traffic after allegedly threatening to blow up a bridge.

Just before 6:30 this morning a nude man appeared at a Pitt Meadows farm, where he stole coveralls and a white 15-ton truck.

"[People at the farm] confronted him, but he was acting so erratically that common sense prevailed and they just backed off," said RCMP traffic services spokesman Const. Dave Babineau. More...

Police also backed off when the guy threatened to blow up a bridge. After leading police on a half hour chase, the naked nut job crashed the truck and took off running - naked down the highway.

While he was streaking down the highway an unmarked police SUV hit him and put an end to his naked spree. It was not noted if the vehicle was a "Jimmy," but witnesses report seeing a "Jimmy." The nut job and his "gear shifter" were unhurt.

Const. Boobineau said that the officer will be investigated to determine if the officer hit the suspect on accident or if it was intentional.

Hopefully the officer will be found not at fault... after all the suspect did have his gun out!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Content of O'Malley's computer still a big question

Speculation is rampant as to exactly what kind of pictures former Cuyahoga County Recorder Pat O'Malley had on his personal computer. O'Malley entered a plea of guilty on obscenity charges after being charged by the FBI.

O'Malley will be sentenced in August - he is facing up to 6 months in jail. During O'Malley's sentencing prosecutors have stated they will go in to detail on the content of their find.

From the PD --

The charge said "O'Malley did knowingly use an interactive computer service for the carriage in interstate and foreign commerce of numerous obscene, lewd, lascivious and filthy pictures, writings and other matters of indecent character."

Adult obscenity statutes focus on the dissemination of obscene materials, either by mail or through computers, said Richard Lillie, a Cleveland defense lawyer and former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge and federal prosecutor with expertise in obscenity laws.

Lillie... said federal prosecutors are targeting those who profit from questionably obscene material, either by producing it, importing it, broadcasting it or mailing it. They are not looking for Regular Joes with dirty pictures on their computer, he said.

"Somebody with a small collection of [pornography] would obviously not be a target of a federal prosecution," Lillie said. "The mere receipt or viewing of obscenity is not going to be illegal." More...

The charges and O'Malley's plea are raising many questions in the so-called inner circle of Cuyahoga County politics. Some are questioning if O'Malley really downloaded the pictures or was he set up.

If the pics were kiddie porn it is wondered if O'Malley struck a deal for reduced charges by rolling over on other Cuyahoga County Democrat officials. One scenario being floated is that O'Malley realized he was pretty much screwed and offered up Mason for the reduced charges.

The scuttlebutt, though not confirmed, is that the feds have been interviewing people in Mason's office the last few days. The allegations are that they are looking for employees being used to campaign on county time and questionable fund raising tactics. Whether O'Malley is guilty or not and whether the above rumors are true remains to be seen. Regardless, most elected officials are staying away from remarking on the O'Malley incident.

One person smiling is Cuyahoga County Commissioner and Cuy. Co. Democrat Chairman Jimmy Dimora. When O'Malley's computers were initially seized by the feds in 2004, Dimora told TV reporters it was time for O'Malley to leave...
"My suggestion's gonna be is, if he, and he'll know what's going on with his particular situation, is this the time to cut the strings and be done with it," Dimora told Channel 3 News.

"I'm going to ask him to make that decision about his political career, is it time to step down?"
But never fear - O'Malley does have a supporter - a convicted sex offender who is accusing Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason of misconduct over this case.

While Mason may soon have his own issues to deal with - he is not prosecuting this case. O'Malley was charged in federal court and not county court - so they case is being tried by federal prosecutors.

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920).

While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860's tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis' birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin from France was visiting the United States and learned of this new custom started by Ms. Michael and when she returned to France, made artificial red poppies to raise money for war orphaned children and widowed women. This tradition spread to other countries. In 1921, the Franco-American Children's League sold poppies nationally to benefit war orphans of France and Belgium. The League disbanded a year later and Madam Guerin approached the VFW for help. Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their "Buddy" Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans. In 1948 the US Post Office honored Ms Michael for her role in founding the National Poppy movement by issuing a red 3 cent postage stamp with her likeness on it.

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.

There are a few notable exceptions. Since the late 50's on the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing. In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day. More recently, beginning in 1998, on the Saturday before the observed day for Memorial Day, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts place a candle at each of approximately 15,300 grave sites of soldiers buried at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Marye's Heights (the Luminaria Program). And in 2004, Washington D.C. held its first Memorial Day parade in over 60 years. More...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Klassless Blogger

A wing-nut from the left, Eric Vessels, is having a difficult time placing cogent thoughts on his blog. Hillary's RFK remarks really has him thrilled spitless and his cute little liberal panties in a bunch.

Because Hillary is staying in the race (ha ha) he is klasslessly attacking her with four letter words and a really really naughty name for a female dog. I think this could be considered an unstable moment of "Hate Speech."

Huh - didn't they say O'Dumbo supporters were supposed to be morerer and morerer smarterer than us racist, gun clinging, bible thumping conservative cone heads?

From Plundercrap --

F**k You Hillary Clinton. You B**ch.

There. I said it. Don’t look for me to apologize for it either. It won’t happen. I think she just crossed my threshold of whether or not I’d support her in anything ever again. I don’t want her as VP. I don’t want her as a Senator. I don’t want her cleaning out the lint trap in my shower.

I’m fucking done with you, Hillary. You fucking bitch.

Poor wittle Ewic!

Vessel's & Plundercrap should have there site censored by Blog Net News for his continual use of vulgar, obscene cuss words. While you find some swear words on most blogs - his posts routinely cross the line of acceptance.

Great Gift for Backyard BBQ Butt Jammers!

Sadr Threatening to End Truce

It looks like Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening to end the cease fire & truces he has called for among his jihadikaze followers. Since his followers have still not learned to keep their guns at home the Iraqi Police have been arresting them...

Lawmakers loyal to anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr accused the Iraqi government of trying to crush the movement and warned Saturday of "black clouds" on the horizon for truces that have eased fighting between al-Sadr's militia and security forces.

The Sadrist Movement has heightened its rhetoric against the government in recent days, raising concerns over the cease-fires in the southern city of Basra and Baghdad's Sadr City district, the stronghold of al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia.

The new tensions were sparked when Iraqi troops in Basra attempted to break up a gathering in a northern square by firing over the heads of al-Sadr followers congregating for Friday prayers. Iraqi authorities recently banned al-Sadr gatherings in the square after a large cache of weapons was found nearby, More...

Maybe this will prove a lesson to the peacenik's and anti-Iraqi Demacut-and-runs in this country.

In his best portrayal of Barack O'Dumbo, President Bush just got done playing - I'm a sissy, let me kiss your a** and the Koran - to appease the arab asshats because one of soldiers mistakenly took target practice on a Koran.

Obviously Bush the "Iraqi Bit**" has already forgotten about his recent remarks that ass-kissing and appeasement does not work with terrorists.

Our sniper should be asked to again practice his shooting - now he can "S" in the cover of the koran... and then drop it on Sadr's front porch! Maybe then Sadr will understand.

Or maybe Sadr should call and ask Hillary what happened to RFK - I'm sure she can explain more.

Buckeye Firearms Action Alert -- Restore the Castle Doctrine

* * * Buckeye Firearms ALERT * * *

Castle Doctrine may be coming up for a vote.
Help us keep up the pressure on representatives!

May 23, 2008

Dear Gun-Rights Supporter,

I know we've been hitting you hard with messages lately. And I know the Memorial holiday is coming up. But we're locked in battle for your gun rights and it's vital to have your immediate support on this.

A vote on SB184, the Castle Doctrine bill, may finally be coming up for a vote. This legislation will restore your right to defend yourself and your family with force when faced with a deadly threat. It would also protect you from predatory civil lawsuits by criminals or their family.

Also up for a vote is a Buckeye Firearms Association and NRA backed amendment to SB184 which would prevent authorities from seizing your guns during an emergency and make other important improvements (see below).

We have Governor Strickland in our corner, but the outcome is not yet certain. The elitist Ohio Fraternal Order of Police union is staging a full assault to derail this bill.

If you want Castle Doctrine in Ohio, you MUST keep up the phone calls, e-mails, and letters to legislators. Tell them you want the bill PASSED. Tell them you will watch their actions and votes carefully and will remember what they do come Election Day.

If you've already done this, DO IT AGAIN! Be POLITE. Be firm. Be relentless. We NEED YOU to help us get this bill passed.

Yes, it's a holiday weekend. Don't let that stop you. Call and write every day until you hear that the bill is passed. Don't let up. Keep the pressure on!

CLICK HERE to look up your Representatives. We need to make calls and send e-mails to EVERY representative in Ohio.

CLICK HERE to write a letter to your Representatives. Use our pre-written letter or write your own. We'll see it gets delivered.

Here are the House Criminal Justice Committee Members:

Background information:
Information on Castle Doctrine Bill
Summary of the Pro-Gun amendments proposed
Letter from the Ohio FOP Legislative Chairman Mark Drum attempting to derail amendments
Governor Strickland tells FOP where to stick it on gun bill; Republicans should do the same

The main changes we are fighting to win for Ohioans with the SB184 amendment are as follows:

  1. Establish a clear standard for what constitutes a "loaded firearm." The Ohio House wants to eliminate the "ready at hand" vagueness that has trapped many gun owners and hunters in Ohio. The FOP is opposing this because they claim it would allow "... anyone to carry a gun in a car (non-permit holders) if it is not loaded and no ammunition is in a magazine or speed loader." Since both the Ohio and US constitutions guarantee us this right, it is not the FOP's place to object to this right for all law abiding Ohioans.

  2. Provide protection from confiscation of firearms during disaster and other emergencies. This is what other states are calling "Katrina Legislation" and is designed to prevent the wholesale confiscation of lawfully owned firearms such as was seen in New Orleans after the Katrina disaster. The FOP is attempting to derail this important protection to your firearm and property rights.

  3. Allow lawful carry of firearms in establishments with a class D6 liquor permit. This type of permit allows sale of liquor on Sunday and includes most Krogers, Ameristops, and Giant Eagle type of businesses. Fixes are also being considered to allow owners of restaurants and bars to carry concealed as well as allow special duty police to carry in such establishments. The FOP has objected to this.

  4. Make changes to the notification of officers by CHL holders. The penalty to a CHL for failure to notify (such as after a traffic accident or other highly stressful situation) would be reduced if the status of the CHL holder was already known to the officer. No more making criminals out of honest Ohioans simply because they were subject to a traumatic event and failed to inform an officer of something the officer was already aware of. The FOP has objected to this as well.

Thank you for your support. If we keep up the pressure and work together, we will take a big step forward for gun rights in Ohio.

Yours for freedom,

Jim Irvine

Mayor Sutherland Thanks Speaker Husted for Including Regionalism Provision in Capital Bill; Pushes for County Reform Measure to be on November Ballot

May 22, 2008

Contact: Debbie Sutherland


Cleveland - Bay Village Mayor Debbie Sutherland, a candidate for County Commission, today thanked Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted for including a permissive provision in the county reform amendment that will allow even greater efficiency through regionalism and consolidation of government functions.

For more than a decade, I have seen how much overlap exists in our current County government structure; bloated payrolls, duplication of service, lack of accountability and waste of taxpayer dollars, Sutherland said. As past president of the Mayors and Managers Association, Sutherland said she has worked to foster greater regional cooperation to strengthen the economy and create jobs.

Sutherland also credited Representative Josh Mandel (RLyndhurst) for working with the Speaker toward adding a provision which allows governments to enter into agreements to save costs. Representative Mandels language reinforces regional cooperation by providing firm standing for governments to work to save taxpayer dollars. Sutherland said. As Mayor of Bay Village and Past President of the Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers Association, I have seen how much cost savings can occur with government collaboration. The Mandel language encourages more cooperation.

I want to thank my Democratic friend Tim Hagan and my Republican friend Jon Husted for putting aside partisan interests and working on a real solution for our County, Sutherland said. It is precisely this type of bipartisan effort that will bring genuine and needed reform.

Sutherland, who is running for the commission seat now held by Peter Lawson Jones, strongly supports placing the reform amendment on the November ballot and will work with other elected officials in Cuyahoga County for its passage.

To eradicate the wasteful spending, the Commissioners must put this issue before voters, she said. Cuyahoga County is bleeding jobs, population and other immeasurable assets by the day. This legislation allows County voters to determine how their government should work for them.

Once enacted, the Commissioners must allow the voters to make that determination when each of us goes to the polls this November, Sutherland concluded.

Paid for by: Citizens for Debbie Sutherland, Bruce Akers, Treasurer, P.O. Box 45456, Cleveland, OH, 44145

Cuyahoga County BOE & New Voting Machines - AGAIN!

Cuyahoga residents - assume the position AGAIN! It is time for another "Voting Booth" boning...

The Cuyahoga County "Bored" of Elections is reviewing voting equipment to replace the illegal central count scanners, the county was forced to lease from ES&S for this past primary election.

And here we are AGAIN...

From the PD --
The winner will supply the county its third voting system to be used in the last three major elections. More than $22 million in county and federal tax dollars have been spent on machines since 2005.

The board might lease equipment this time because many newer voting machines presented on Friday won't be certified for use in Ohio before the election.

The companies -- Premier Election Solutions, Election Systems & Software and HartInterCivic -- provided a range of options to consider, including lease, purchase and lease-with-intent-to-buy plans. Costs ranged from $1.7 million to $15.7 million.

The central count scanners and equipment leased for the primary was done by illegally awarding ES&S the contract under orders from Ohio Stormtrooper of State - Fuhrer Brunnehilda.

Why do I feel it was illegal?

First - when using optical scanners, per HAVA, a scanner is to be at EACH precinct so it is assured the ballot was filled out properly by the voter. The intent of this is so each voter knows their ballot was properly filled out, will be counted and not rejected when it reaches downtown - the central scanner.

Furthermore, in Brunnehilda recommended AGAINST central based scanning in her federally funded Everest Report.... (bold added)

Based on the EVEREST report, Brunner made a number of recommendations to Governor Ted Strickland and Ohio legislators, including elimination of DREs, a move to centralized ballot counting, institution of "no-fault" absentee voting, and development of new early and election-day voting centers. (Source: Computer World 1/14/08)
Second - The contract was awarded using the "sole provider" clause in ORC 307.86 -
  • (B)(1) The purchase consists of supplies or a replacement or supplemental part or parts for a product or equipment owned or leased by the county, and the only source of supply for the supplies, part, or parts is limited to a single supplier.
ES&S was NOT the "sole provider" of this equipment. Fuhrer Brunnehilda ruled the Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold) touch screens we were using, were no longer allowed to be used in Cuyahoga County.

The other 87 counties in OH were allowed to use P.E.S. touch screen machines but were forced to also offer paper ballots for ES&S optical scan machines. Fuhrer Brunnehilda never decertified the use of P.E.S. as a supplier in Ohio and never decertified their touch screen equipment or the P.E.S. optical scan equipment.

Even in light of this, our county commissioners leased central-based scanners, which are not allowed by law, from ES&S as a "sole provider" - when they were not!

Immediately after the awarding of this contract I sent a letter to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason asking that he appoint a "special prosecutor" to investigate the legalities of awarding this contract.

I also requested that he conduct a criminal investigation as to why BOE Director Jane Platten began removing the old equipment 2 weeks prior to Brunnehilda issuing her directive. After several weeks & numerous calls to the prosecutors office - the day before the primary I received my answer... Ha Ha - Not a chance, sorry for your luck!

The Propaganda Dealer (Plain Dealer) article continues with...

Scanners leased for that balloting -- for $1.5 million from ES&S -- replaced $21 million touch-screen voting machines, made by Premier, that were scrapped in December.

For fall, the board is shopping for "precinct-based" scanners that notify voters at the polls if their ballots contain errors. The central-count method was banned because it doesn't give that alert.

There is a slight chance the county still can use the central-count method. Three of the four board members -- excluding Rob Frost -- sent a letter to Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, urging her to ask lawmakers to permit central-count voting in November. Permission would give the board more choices, and members could retain equipment used in March at a discount.

Did RPCC Chairman & BOE member Rob Frost grow a set of 'nads & BOE Chairman Jeff Hastings lose his?

Though Frost has not been portrayed in the best of light on here recently, and rightfully so, I believe in giving credit where credit is due... Frost is right for not joining this ridiculous request!

This leads me to many questions that Brunnehilda and county officials must be forced to answer -

  1. If ES&S is the only approved sole provider of this equipment - why are we entertaining bids from other companies?

  2. Why are you now allowing the same companies that were not allowed to bid for the lease of optical equipment in the primary election bid in this lease or purchase?

  3. Can you please specify the date(s) any of these companies had their optical scanning equipment certified, decertified and/or recertified?

  4. If precinct based scanners were not to be used, by law, in the primary or the general election - why are you requesting to use them again?

  5. Will the residents of Cuyahoga County at least get kissed in this latest screwing?
Why do I feel the answer for #5 will be the same as the one from Mason.... Ha Ha - Not a chance, sorry for your luck!

Friday, May 23, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth

House #1

A 20 room mansion ( not including 8 bathrooms ) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool ( and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400.

In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern 'snow belt' area. It's in the South.


House #2

Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every 'green' feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet ( 4 bedrooms ) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground.

The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville , Tennessee ; it is the abode ofthe 'environmental ist ' Al Gore.

HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford , Texas; it is the residence the of the President of the United States , George W. Bush.

An 'inconvenient truth.'

Steaming Load Award - Peace Pukes

From Politically Incorrect Gazette --

Steaming Load #1: Peace pukes from coast to coast are verbally attacking our men and women in uniform whose courage defends the pukes’ free speech rights.

Everyone in the Free State of PIG, and every rational adult in this land of conceived in liberty, should be boiling mad over this one. Cutting to the chase, we present this item that was served up by Michel Yon:

Washington D.C.
Dept of Transportation Federal Transit Administration sends:

Recently, there have been local incidents in which military personnel have been verbally assaulted while commuting on the Metro. Uniformed members have been approached by individuals expressing themselves as anti-government, shouting anti-war sentiments, and using racial slurs against minorities.

In one instance, a member was followed onto the platform by an individual who continued to berate her as she exited the metro station. Thus far, these incidents have occurred in the vicinity of the Reagan National Airport and Eisenhower Ave metro stations on the yellow line, however, military members should be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times while in mass transit.

Should you be approached by any individuals expressing anti-government/anti-war sentiments, or any other types of direct verbal assault, immediately notify your local police jurisdiction. If riding metro, exit the train at the next stop, distance yourself from the individual, and notify the Metro Transit Police Department.

Here are a few friendly reminders of personal protective measures that can help you to stay safe:
  • If possible, do not commute in uniform (military members) -Do not display DoD building passes, "hot cards", or personal identification in open view outside of the workplace -Do not discuss specifics about your occupation to outside solicitors.

  • Always try to remain in well lit, well populated train cars if traveling via metro -Be vigilant at all times!
V/R,National Operations Center

It’s intolerable that this obscenity is happening in the shadow of our nation’s capitol. It’s infuriating beyond words that the men and women defending our liberty must be wary of wearing their uniforms in public. As bad as this already sounds, it gets worse, because this public assault on our troops is happening in other parts of the country, including San Diego where similar incidents are commonplace.

If you witness one of these verbal assaults, take ‘support our troops’ to the next level and give the bellowing peace puke a reality check. Are we telling you to kick some peace puke ass? Perish the thought! We’re telling you give ‘peace a chance’ to get out of Dodge, then do what you’ve gotta do.

PIGish confession: We are obligated to admit that we 'liberated' this Michael Yon item from Jenn who was careless enough to leave it unguarded on her excellent blog.

Perpetrated by: Hambo


Published in The Washington Post on May 18, 2008.

John McCain is America's favorite kind of candidate. With his record of extraordinary patriotism and his distinctive Senate tenure, McCain is a nominee whom voters from both parties -- and independents, too -- could easily support.

But he has been dealt a terrible hand: a tanking economy, an unpopular war, a Republican incumbent whose approval ratings are at their all-time low and a gloomy national mood, with 82 percent of Americans saying in a Washington Post-ABC News poll last week that the country is on the wrong track. Political scientists add all that up and predict that the Democrats are destined to win the White House. But I don't do political science; I do politics, and I'm convinced that McCain can still win -- if he's willing to follow the road map below.

McCain needs to not run as a traditional Republican, which is easy, since he's not one. After all, how did an anti-torture, anti-tobacco, pro-campaign finance reform, anti-pork, pro-alternative-energy Republican ever emerge from the primaries alive? Simple: The GOP electorate, along with the rest of the country, has moved somewhat to the left. (In Florida, for example, exit polls showed that only 27 percent of Republican primary voters described themselves as "very conservative," while 28 percent said they were "moderate" and 2 percent said they were "very liberal.")

Meanwhile, McCain's likely rival, Barack Obama, has raised such doubts among voters that their concerns momentarily energized even Hillary Rodham Clinton's sagging campaign. With the help of the incendiary comments of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., Obama's negatives have been rising even as he nears the finish line.

Still, voters are tending heavily toward the Democratic Party. Normally, party preferences are about even, but recent national polls give Democrats a decided edge. In last week's Post-ABC poll, 53 percent of Americans identified themselves as Democrats or leaned toward the party, compared with 39 percent who were Republicans or tilted to the GOP.

To sum it up: A candidate who cannot get elected is being nominated by a party that cannot be defeated, while a candidate who is eminently electable is running as the nominee of a party doomed to defeat.

In this environment, McCain can win by running to the center.

His base will be there for him; indeed, it will turn out in massive numbers. Wright has become the honorary chairman of McCain's get-out-the-vote efforts. It would be nice to think that race isn't a factor in American politics anymore, but it is. The growing fear of Obama, who remains something of an unknown, will drag every last white Republican male off the golf course to vote for McCain, and he will need no further laying-on of hands from either evangelical Christians or fiscal conservatives.

So McCain doesn't have to spend a lot of time wooing his base. What he does need to do is reduce the size of the synapse over which independents and fearful Democrats need to pass in order to back his candidacy. If the synapse is wide, they will stay with Obama. But if they perceive McCain as an acceptable alternative, there is every chance that they will cross over to back him in November.

If the GOP nominee were Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee, independents and Democrats might not vote Republican even if they became convinced that Obama is some kind of sleeper agent sent to charm and conquer our democracy. Even Rudy Giuliani, with his penchant for confrontation, might have elicited sufficient doubts among Democrats to hold them in line for Obama. But McCain doesn't threaten anyone. Everyone can appreciate the ordeal that tested his courage in Vietnam, and independents and Democrats can celebrate much of his legislative record. Voting for McCain is an easy sell.

Except, of course, for Iraq. This is his biggest problem -- the one issue that impales the Arizona senator and hampers his ability to induce liberals to cross the line.

Earlier in the race, Iraq might have been a deal-breaker. But a kinder, gentler war has emerged. U.S. combat deaths are way down, and the de facto U.S. alliance with Sunni tribal leaders in Anbar province against al-Qaeda in Iraq seems to have dramatically improved the security situation. Still, most Americans don't like the war, and McCain must deal with their opposition if he wants to win.

The solution is to draw Obama out -- to ask the untested senator what he would do if al-Qaeda in Iraq took over the country . . . or if Iran did . . . or if the Iraqis who backed the U.S. mission were being slaughtered by the thousands . . . or if Islamist terrorists seized control of the country's oil wealth.

Obama, not wanting to appear weak, would no doubt rise to the bait and agree that he might need to send troops back in under certain conditions. He would assure us that sufficient forces would be available at nearby bases to get the job done. To avoid coming across as indecisive and timid, he would put on a sufficiently hawkish face to reassure the voters. And in doing so, he would blur the war issue vis-a-vis McCain. It will make little difference to most Americans whether our troops are in Iraq (as McCain wants) or in Kuwait (as Obama can be pushed to suggest), so long as U.S. casualties are dropping. And with the economy in tough shape, Iraq will fade as the election's be-all and end-all issue.

Which brings us to George W. Bush, the least popular president of modern times. Unlikely as it sounds, the soon-to-be former president needs to get out of the White House, reenter the political arena (much as it will pain him) and go around the country telling us two things: First, we are winning in Iraq; second, the economy is not as bad as most people think. With the Dow at around 12,800 and unemployment at 5 percent, Bush can make a good case that things aren't really headed for the rocks. And he'll have to. Republicans cannot win with an incumbent president with rock-bottom ratings.

Bush can help McCain, but that doesn't mean that McCain should support Bush. As Bush makes the case for himself, McCain must put distance between them. A lot of distance. Once, McCain ran against Bush. But since then, he has basked in the glow of Bush's warm welcome back to the mainstream of the party. Now McCain needs to free himself of Bush's spell, go out again into the cold and show the country the difference between his agenda and Bush's.

Meanwhile, McCain should highlight his credentials as a reformer and a maverick to attract Democrats and independents who worry about Obama. Forget about the base. It will be there. Obama's liberalism, his pro-tax agenda and his proposed weakening of the USA Patriot Act -- as well as fears that he would appoint to office people such as Rev. Wright and William Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground -- will all assure the full mobilization of the right. Immigration reform and McCain's other acts of apostasy will be forgiven for the sake of beating Obama. So McCain needs to go after the swing voters:

Lash out at the corporate greed that landed us in the subprime mortgage crisis. Attack the golden-parachute pensions, the ill-gotten commissions and the maddening lending fees.

Go after credit card companies' interest rates, late fees and consumer gouging.

Demand action on global warming (as McCain began doing last week, including hawking "eco-friendly" campaign T-shirts).

Call for a ban on all congressional earmarks, with their inevitable waste and pork, and insist that Congress appoint a permanent ethics special prosecutor to police itself.

Attack big tobacco, and blast the movie industry for helping sell its poison.

Pledge to make hedge-fund managers pay full earned-income taxes on their incomes, rather than the undeserved capital-gains treatment they currently get.

But not all of McCain's moves should be aimed at pleasing the left. He should also:

Attack Obama for favoring federally subsidized health insurance for illegal immigrants.

Criticize Obama for slavish devotion to the teachers' unions and willingness to compromise educational standards.

Go after the Democrats for their proposals to lower sentences for crack cocaine to make them equal to those for powder cocaine. (Instead, McCain should urge raising penalties for regular cocaine.)

McCain need not depart from long-held principles to wage any of these battles. He has always embraced these causes as a senator, and he needs to do so ever more forcefully as a candidate for president. The danger for McCain is that he will forget that he has already won the Republican nomination and retreat to safe GOP positions, which will alienate precisely the Democrats and independents whom he is uniquely positioned to attract.

Meanwhile, the right wing will carry the attack against Obama. McCain is not a mudslinging politician by nature, but he doesn't need to be. The collected quotes of Rev. Wright will be a bestseller this summer. Obama once had to prove to us that he was not a Muslim; now he must convince us that he never really went to church much. Just as Sen. John F. Kerry was buffeted by veterans who had less than heroic memories of their service with him in Vietnam, so Obama will have to weather the recollections of his fellow parishioners. Count on several to surface and claim that they sat next to him during some particularly incendiary sermon.

The American public will not ultimately doubt Obama's patriotism; that is a bridge too far. But we will come to think less of his credibility and strength as he fumbles his way through awkward denials. Obama's ex-pastor may have faded in the primary fight with Clinton, but Wright will loom larger in the general election. McCain is in an excellent position to exploit the openings that Obama will offer -- if, and only if, he moves to the center.

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Girlieman of the Week -- Congressman Steven Kagen

From Politically Incorrect Gazette --

Girlieman of the Week
Date Awarded: May 23, 2008

Girlieman: Congressman Steve Kagen
Girlie Antics: Gutless Scapegoating

Even the Clown Posse on Capitol Hill know that gas prices have skyrocketed into the stratosphere and show no sign of coming down anytime soon. Some of the underlying factors - the increasing demand for energy from growing economic powerhouses like India and China - are beyond little Stevie’s control. He might be a legend in his own mind, but nobody in China or India gives a rat’s butt what he says or does.

Other underlying factors fall squarely on the stooped shoulders of Stevie and his Clown Posse cohorts. I refer, as if you can’t guess, to the many roadblocks that Stevie and his cohorts erected to prevent America from taking simple, no brainer, steps to resolve its unmet energy needs. These steps would include freeing known petroleum reserves in Colorado, the Dakotas, Alaska, and offshore for production. These steps would also include opening the path for more nuclear fueled power plants, a move that would reduce our need for oil, considerably.

In addition to keeping our proven oil reserves off line, Stevie and his big spending homeboys have made a bad situation much, much, worse by putting the dollar into freefall. Since oil is priced in dollars, prices are driven up every time the dollar hits a new low.

This week, ignoring those clucking, ‘public policy’ chickens that are coming home to roost at every gas pump in this great nation, Stevie went gutless and girlie and decided to take his whining to the next level. How? Stevie perpetrated some legicrap that allows the United States Justice Department to - TA DA - SUE OPEC for limiting oil supplies. If anyone needs to be sued for limiting supply it’s Stevie and the other 323 gutless wonders who voted for this stinker.

For failing to man up and admit his on-going complicity in keeping America dependent on foreign oil...for lacking the stones to shore up the U.S. dollar by cutting spending and imposing sound fiscal policy...for looking for a scapegoat instead of viable solutions...for exacerbating the problem through his craven cowardice and steadfast refusal to admit his role in this energy price debacle, Congressman Steve Kagen is the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girlieman of the Week.

Parting shot: Granted, it took 324 pinheads to pass this stinker, but Stevie is the gutless wonder who sponsored the damn thing.

Buy a Car - Get a Free Gun!

Would you like air conditioning, power windows, power seats, a 9MM or .45 caliber?

As an incentive to increase sales a car dealership in Missouri is giving away guns or gas with the purchase of a new or used car. Thats right - these fine Americans are doing their part in fighting high gas prices and violence.

With the help of a local gun store, Alton Arms, customers at Max Motors are given a $250 gift certificate for a gun or gas with every vehicle purchased.

From WND --

"We are aware of the gasoline and crime problem in America," states an ad on the website of Max Motors. It goes on to note it "wants to be part of the solution and not part of the problem."

"What we're doing is giving everyone who buys a new or used vehicle a free handgun," said Mark Muller, the dealership's owner.

"Six people came by – a bunch of long hairs who think the '60s are still going on, and who obviously don't have jobs," Muller said. "We all went out there with our cowboy hats on and told them we'd stomp 'em, and they left."

When asked if Sen. Barack Obama's recent comments about people clinging to guns and religion inspired the promotion, Muller said yes.

"My next promotion is to give away a free King James Bible to any Muslim that converts to Christianity," he said. More...

Hollow Points or unleaded?

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Published on on May 20, 2008.

While Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hangs in there, locked in a tough race with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the Republican undercard is facing obliteration in the 2008 general elections for the Senate. Polling suggests that a massacre may be in the offing — and one that’s possibly even greater than the worst of previous GOP years: 1958, 1964, 1974, 1986 and 2006.

Scott Rasmussen, whose site, , follows these races closely, is producing truly hair-raising polling data.

Of the open Republican Senate seats in contention, Democratic victory seems very likely in Virginia (Democratic former Gov. Mark Warner now has 55 percent, while fellow former Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore stands at 37) and New Mexico (where Democratic Rep. Tom Udall takes 53 percent to GOP Rep. Steve Pearce’s 37 and 57 percent to Republican Rep. Heather Wilson’s 36). In Colorado, Democratic Rep. Mark Udall has a narrow lead over Republican Bob Schaffer (45-42). Nebraska would seem safely Republican, but a humongous black turnout in Mississippi could elect former Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, just as it led to a Democratic congressional victory in a bi-election this month. Score them: two Democrat, one leaning Democrat, one leaning Republican, and one Republican. A net loss of two or three seats.

And then there are the endangered incumbents. Three GOP senators are actually behind their Democratic challengers. Alaska’s Ted Stevens is behind Mark Begich by 47-45. Elizabeth Dole trails Kay Hagan in North Carolina by 48-47. And Jeanne Shaheen is well ahead of John Sununu in New Hampshire, 51-43. Stevens’s legal problems and the likely huge black turnout in North Carolina make all three states lean Democratic at this point.

Even when GOP incumbents lead, they are perilously under 50 percent. In Oregon, as of this writing, Gordon Smith leads Jeff Merkley by only 45-42 and Steve Novick by 47-41. And in Texas, John Cornyn leads Rick Noriega by only 47-43. In addition, Norm Coleman in Minnesota is hanging on by his teeth against Al Franken, 50-43; Susan Collins is only narrowly ahead of Rep. Tom Allen in Maine, 52-42; and in Kansas, Pat Roberts holds only a 52-40 lead over Jim Slattery. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky may also be in trouble.

So, among incumbents, score it three leaning Democratic, two tossups, and three leaning Republican.

Overall, that’s a likely Democratic pickup of five seats, with an eight-seat gain possible, and, in a partisan wipeout, a 12-seat shift.

Mon dieu!

In all likelihood, the filibuster will still remain a theoretical Republican option, but, in practical terms, may be beyond reach, especially if Obama wins the White House.

Driving the GOP’s imperiled Senate situation, or course, is a massive shift in party identification. While the two parties are normally about tied in party ID, the Democrats now enjoy a 44-30 advantage in the latest Fox News poll of April 29. A combination of the Iraq war, gas prices, the credit crisis and a looming recession are dragging down the Republican Party, big time.

So is a president with a 28 percent approval rating. Bush needs to go out and tell America that things are bad, but not that bad. There are solid signs that the economy may not be tanking after all. Unemployment, while rising, is still at historic lows. The credit crisis has not led to a wholesale collapse of the financial industry and the instability appears to be easing. And, in Iraq, we are approaching a more stable situation with lower combat deaths. Bush, who has largely been hunkered down in the White House, needs to hit the trail and move his ratings up into the mid- or high 30s, not an insurmountable challenge.

Will the endangered Republicans recover? Most have prevailed, in the past, by lifting their personal ratings out of possible danger early in the race. But when long-term incumbents find themselves mired in the high 40s or low 50s in vote share, it indicates a massive voter desire for change that is not likely to abate.

In the House, the incredible three Democratic bi-election victories, combined with the retirements of so many Republican incumbents, indicates that the GOP may be facing disaster there as well.

This is not a good year to be a Republican.

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