Saturday, January 26, 2008

Girlieman of the Week - Barry Bonds

From Politically Incorrect Gazette--

Girlieman of the Week
Date Awarded: January 26, 2008

Girlieman: Barry "Mr. Steroid" Bonds
Antics: Won’t man up about his ‘sins’.

Porcus’ favorite steroid punk, Barry Bonds, is doing what comes naturally, by trying to dodge any accountability for his own actions. Having eluded a MLB slapdown, and ducked any meaningful retribution for his steroid punk antics, Barry tripped over his tongue while testifying before a federal grand jury in December 2003. As a result, the feds are trying to bag, tag, and shag Barry on perjury charges.

Will Barry finally man up and take responsibility for his own actions? You know better, tragically deluded Sparky. Barry is doing his usual tap dance around the truth, trying for a ‘missed me again’ trifecta.

How, you ask, is Barry trying to duck this one? He’s claiming that the charges against him are much too vague. The feds are deliberately trying to confuse poor Barry with these vague charges, making it next to impossible for him to keep his lies straight:
‘...The 43-year-old all-time home run leader was indicted two months ago on charges he lied to a grand jury in December 2003 about using performance-enhancing drugs while being questioned in the probe into the BALCO steroids scandal. His lawyers maintain that the charges are so "scattershot" and confusing that Bonds cannot even defend himself. The motion asks U.S. District Judge Susan Illston to consider the argument Feb. 29, urging her to either toss out the case or order prosecutors to rewrite the indictment to clarify the charges...’ (Chicago Tribune)

For lacking the spine to be a man...for being an utter and complete weasel...for his unrelenting caterwauling...for his ongoing failure to take any responsibility for his own action...for all these and numerous other reasons, Barry "Why Does Porcus Hate Me?" Bonds is the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girlieman of the Week.

Fonzie gets a Statue - RINOvich wins Award

Some cities have statues of famous football or baseball players, famous citizens or past presidents, war memorials, etc.... Usually the statues have a connection or have a sense of "identity" for the community.

Residents of Milwaukee will be getting a "Bronze Fonz" -

A statue of Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, the leather-jacketed biker from "Happy Days," will be erected in the city where the TV sitcom was set, now that local groups have raised the $85,000 needed to do it, civic leaders said Friday.

Henry Winkler, who played Fonzie during the show's run from 1974 to 1984, called the "Bronze the Fonz" project "a phenomenal compliment."
I think that is just great for the "Fonz"! Happy Days was a TV show the whole family could watch and enjoy. Though I do think Mrs. C had a "thing" for Fonzie!

Speaking of "things" and statues leads to the next part of this post.... and I sure hope nobody builds a statue of this guy!

In the attempt to cut off any God awful movement to see an erection of the following elected official- King's Right Site has decided to duly recognize and forever commemorate his deeds by bestowing an award in his name.

SO, by Royal Order & Decree of The King (me).....

....let it be further known, throughout the land & blogoshphere, in embodiment of truly witless talents, an uncanny knack for a never-ending compromising of GOP values & feeble minded - sanity questioning foreign policy beliefs & his ever famous love of PORK....

I, The King, hereby commission the, "Golden RINO Award" in the name of the "Great Horned One," Senator George Voinovich -


I think it goes without saying that having the "Golden RINO Award" created in his name, will bring a Hannity-like tear to the eyes of the emotionally challenged Senator RINOvich.

Senator RINOvich was unable to attend any presentation ceremonies, but has released a statement through his office.....

Like the "Fonz," Senator RINOvich feels it is a "phenomenal compliment" to have an award, such as this, named after him.

Unfortunately Senator RINOvich is busy shining his "horn" before he, again, skillfully inserts it into the derriere of common sense, the American public & conservative values!


Pakistan Tests Nuclear Capable Missile

Dismissing it as routine, but sure to worry India, Pakistan has conducted another test of the Shaheen-1 medium range ballistic missile. The Shaheen-1 is capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads.

From BBC --

Pakistan's military says it has successfully fired a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The Shaheen-1 (Hatf IV) has a range of 700km (440 miles). It was launched at the end of a training session.

Pakistan and its neighbour India - both nuclear powers - routinely carry out missile tests.

President Pervez Musharraf has dismissed fears that his country's nuclear weapons could be acquired by Islamist militants.

India must be just overcome with joy that their nuclear nemisis is testing nuclear capable missiles. We can be sure this will get Sen. George RINOvich (The Great Horned One) renewing his calls for the sweetheart "123 Agreement" he is pushing for India and the U.S.

The "123 Agreement" guarantees that the US will fund and promote India's nuke program for the next 40 years - even if India breaks the terms of the agreement. (Click to read "123 Agreement)

While RINOvich pushes for what is sure to turn the arms race with Pakistan & India into a NASCAR event - some responsible people are concerned about Pakistans nuke's falling into the hands of terrorists.

The confirmed ties of terrorists assasinating former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to protect the rogue Islamic nuke nut - Dr. Abdul Qadeer Kahn, aka "Father of the Pakistani Bomb," only reaffirms these concerns.

Current Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who is visiting the UK for tea with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, spouted as long as we help keep him in power to fight terrorism - we have nothing to be concerned about --

"We are in the forefront fighting terrorism and extremism, our success is critical. We have to win because if we lose I think it will have an impact on the region and the world, maybe in the streets of Europe.

Pakistan has a number of nuclear-capable missiles"So therefore we have to be together and we have to reinforce each other, encourage each other, support each other, instead of criticising and insinuating," he said.

He denied that Pakistan was involved in any "double-crossing", insisting: "We are not doing this for anyone, we are doing this for ourselves, for Pakistan. And I believe that."

The president said that the only way for militants to gain access to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal would be if al-Qaeda or the Taleban overthrew the army or if extremist religious groups won next month's elections. More....

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ohio has Record Number of Eagles

In a bit of good news from Ohio - The Bald Eagle is back and kicking butt!

Earlier this year the American Bald Eagle was removed from the Endangered Species List. After nearly being wiped out from the use of DDT pesticides in the 70's the Eagle has made a remarkable come back.

This year a record 649 eagles have been spotted in Ohio - that is big jump over the 554 eagles spotted in 2006.

We can now proudly say - in Ohio the eagle is now, well... soaring like an Eagle.

From the PD --

"They're practically growing exponentially," said Mark Shieldcastle, a biologist with the Division of Wildlife who helps coordinate the count from the Crane Creek Wildlife Research Station in western Ohio. "We now have a healthy population of eagles."

Observers spotted 45 birds in landlocked Trumbull County, ranking it a suprising third highest in the state. Lou Orosz, manager at Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area about an hour east of Cleveland, said the park has five nests.

"This is an area with a tremendous amount of water nearby-- from Mosquito Creek and Shenango reservoirs to the Grand River and several creeks," Orosz said. More....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Best Judge in the Damn World!

I just love Painesville Muny Judge Michael Cicconetti!

Judge Cicconetti has a unique way of sentencing criminals that touches on all aspects of rehabilitation. Instead of just sitting in jail to watch reruns of Jerry Springer & Oprah, the judge also wants the person to learn a lesson. As the person has committed a crime in his community, the occasion is also used to educate others in the community by sending a message.

In this case Judge Cicconetti once again "serves" justice by sentencing a criminal in the most meaningful way!

From the PD --

Painesville Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti ordered Nathen Smith, 28, to live on the streets on Thursday as punishment for stealing cash from a Salvation Army Christmas kettle.

Smith pleaded guilty to theft and was fitted with a Global Positioning System to track his whereabouts. Officials expected he might spend the night at the Homeless Shelter in Painesville but ordered him not to stay in his home or a friend's home.

Cicconetti included a three-day jail sentence as part of the punishment in lieu of a 90-day jail stay.

Taking it a step further Judge Cicconetti will sentence this social misfit to a term of community service that will be equal to the amount of his fines AND cost of the GPS unit.

I posted about some of Judge Cicconetti's creativity earlier this year when he sentenced 3 men to wear a chicken suit for 3 hours and carry a sign reading, "No Chicken Ranch in Painesville," for soliciting prostitution.

Carnival of Ohio Politics #101

It is Pho's turn to build, amass and create this weeks Carnival of Ohio Politics. Pho puts his talents and efforts in action to continue the great work of the Carnival of Ohio Politics.

Pho has molded, formed and constructed a towering edition for this weeks 101st Carnival of Ohio Politics. In constructing this bi-partisan portal to Ohio political blogs, and heaping praise on all the great submissions, Pho tells us his is bigger......

We're thinking big for the 101st Carnival. As in the biggest -- or at least tallest -- building in the world. The honor currently goes to the Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan. That may change as four proposed buildings would rise higher. It seems that any number of countries in Asia and the Middle East want to prove their prominence by building the world's tallest building. Meanwhile, in post-9/11 America, our attitude seems to be "Tall buildings? No, we don't have tall buildings here. Move along, nothing to see."And for those of you keeping score at home, Cleveland's Key Tower is the tallest in Ohio and 38th overall among extant buildings. More....

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ohio Legislators should be forced to return paychecks!

If you worked at McDonald's, the corner store, a gas station, you would be forced to pay if your cash drawer was short - right? If you were a corporate big wig and you told stock holders you blew the budget by about $670 - $677 million dollars - you would probably get fired or demoted to janitor.

If you are an elected state official in Ohio and face this kind of mishap - don't worry - you can keep your job by blaming it on something or someone else. The just tell the public your going to "tighten your belt" on spending. They will be busy watching American Idol and not paying attention.

Our elected cone heads claim are going to "tighten the belt" on spending and they do.... what they don't tell us is we keep getting a bigger belt! All they do is keep tightening their ever-growing belt to encompass the ever-growing waist/waste of government.

The PD --
The state faces a budget shortfall of between $733 million and $1.9 billion dollars by the middle of next year, the governor's office said Wednesday.

The budget -- the Democratic governor's first -- was approved by the Republican-controlled legislature at the end of June with prediction of a $56 million surplus at the end of two years.
  • Let's take the lower of the two estimated shortfalls --$733 million
  • All the whiz kids in Columbus projected a surplus of -- $56 million
  • This means they missed the budget by --- $677 Million.
How in the HELL does somebody make a $677 million dollar in crafting a budget. How poorly does it speak of our republicans that approved it!?!?

The PD is trying to soften this embarrassment by pointing out the loss of revenue from the phase out of the corporate franchise tax was close to $70 million. This is no excuse - they knew that tax was being phased out!

Even by being nice and giving them a pass on the $70 million loss due to phasing out the corporate franchise tax that leaves an estimated shortfall of $607 million!!!!! That anyone would even attempt to make excuses for a bust in numbers this large is an exercise in idiocy!

The voters of Ohio, republican, democrat and independent, ALL should expect more and surely deserve more from the cataclysmic cone heads in Columbus.

King Supports Keeler!

I am proud to help announce the candidacy of fellow republican, Ben Keeler, for the Summit County Republican Central Committee.

Ben, being part of Team Coughlin, will be making a stand against the authority of Alex Arshinikoff, once reputed to be one of the most powerful county chairs in the US and the current power structure running the Summit County Republicans.

I am running in the "Bath Precinct F." The precinct captain has one duty - to vote in the leadership race for the county party at the Central Committee meeting in May. That is it - by law it is not considered a state office. I kept it quiet until now because I wanted to make sure my petition to get on the ballot was not one of the ones questioned by Team Arshinkoff, the group that has presided over the recent string of defeats.

I can only wish Ben the best of luck! It appears the Summit Republicans are beginning to slide down to the performance level of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County.

There is a need all across Ohio for the "New Blood" of our party to come out and challenge the status quo.... it is broke, and broke very bad! Only by people such as Ben and the rest of "Team Coughlin" standing up for change- will this party be repaired.

The importance of a Central Committee role is all too often over looked by many that serve in this position. The Central Committee position is way to often dismissed as "pain in the asses" when they speak out. Only at endorsement time or when the party powers need something do these committee people become 'central'.

It is at this level of participation, County Central Committee's, that this change and repair of our party needs to begin. This change needs to transpire with change on the State Central Committee also. This change involves reintroducing our party, top to bottom, back to the voters of Ohio.

Every single conservative or republican, active in the party or not, needs to be aware, the ONLY way to improve our party is by making change at this base level. This begins by electing people such as Ben Keeler to rebuild that foundation.

Being a member of the Cuyahoga County Republican Party, (Bedford 4-C), I can appreciate Ben's disappointment and frustration in our party at the county level. Which is why, with out reservation, I support Ben in his run for this seat.

Having fellow republicans like Ben makes me feel there is still hope for our party!

Preliminary Schedule of Events for Democrat National Convention

2008 Democratic National Convention
Schedule of Events


  • 7:20 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST

  • 7:25 pm NONRELIGIOUS PRAYER AND WORSHIP - Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton

  • 7:45 pm CEREMONIAL TREE HUGGING - Darryl Hannah

  • 7:55 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST


  • 8:15 pm GAY WEDDING PLANNING - Rosie O'Donnell

  • 8:35 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST

  • 8:40 pm OUR TROOPS ARE WAR CRIMINALS - John Kerry

    Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon

  • 10:00 pm ANSWERING MACHINE ETIQUETTE - Alec Baldwin

  • 11:00 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST

    TRANSPLANT FUND - Barbara Streisand

    BAY - Sean Penn

  • 11:30 pm OVAL OFFICE AFFAIRS - William Jefferson

  • 11:45 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST

    TRADE TOWERS - Howard Dean

  • 12:15 am TRUTH IN BROADCASTING AWARD - Presented to
    Dan Rather by Michael Moore

  • 12:25 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST

  • 12:30 am SATELLITE ADDRESS - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


  • 1:00 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST


  • 1:30 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST

  • 1:35 am Bill Clinton asks Ted Kennedy to drive
    Hilary home

Bomb Making Factory found in apartment of Columbia Professor

From the Daily News --
Police stumbled upon a bomb-making factory Sunday in the home of a Columbia professor who specializes in the spread of infectious disease - and are investigating whether he and his roommate have terror ties.

Cops evacuated the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood around the Remsen St. home of Michael Clatts, a medical anthropologist, after finding seven pipe bombs fitted with fuses in his flat, police sources said. More...
From Brooklyn Daily Eagle --
The shocking discovery of a veritable arsenal of weapons — including pipe bombs and a crossbow — in a posh Brooklyn Heights co-op has given way to a further shocking discovery.

According to police, 31-year-old Ivaylo Ivanov has confessed to, and has been charged with, painting swastikas in the neighborhood in late September.

King for ORP State Central Committee

For Immediate Release

RE: Declaration of Candidacy

Dear Fellow Republican,

I am currently a candidate for State Central Committee of the Ohio Republican Party in the 25th Ohio Senate District. After much thought and consideration on my part, along with, encouragement from fellow Central Committee members of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, I have decided to enter this race.

My introduction to politics was getting involved in the community in which I have lived for 35 yrs, Bedford, OH. During this time, I have been very active in all aspect of our community affairs ranging from running for council, working with the Lions Club, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce to the Bedford Garden Club. I am currently Vice President of the Bedford Historical Society

I have been involved with Republican party politics for about 6 years and serving on the Cuyahoga County Republican Party Central Committee for the last 4 years. In this time I have worked diligently within the limits of my role as a Central Committee member to expand and improve our conservative values in Cuyahoga County, Ohio & the United States.

I have volunteered on many local & county elections during this time. During the last presidential election I am proud to say that I was instrumental in bringing the Swift Boat Veterans & POW’s for Truth into the Bedford & Cuyahoga County for several speaking engagements. These two groups proved to be the most effective of any in our work to get President Bush reelected.

The current environment and past practices of our party are stifling our party’s growth. Our party sits at a very dangerous crossroad. Our old leadership did produce some meaningful victories but its’ failure to practice what it preached washed our party’s majorities away in a sea of scandal, tax increases, and fiscal irresponsibility. I am running to bring new leadership to our party – leadership that will create a new Ohio GOP that truly represents our Republican principles.

With your help & support, when I am elected as your State Central Committeeman, WE together, can & will, bring an renewed energy to recreate and reenergize the spirit and soul of our party.

Thank You,

Ralph W. King

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Furher Brunnehilda imposes Unfunded Mandates for Phantom Vote Rigging

I swear it is always the democrats that scream about "Unfunded Mandates." In a way it has become their universal excuse in attacking everything they don't like.

Now we have our Dictator of Ohio Elections, Furher Brunnehilda, unnecessarily imposing unfunded mandates. The mandate being imposed all stems from failed leadership at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections and the previous board's inability to recognize failure and/or to correct incompetence that exceeded their own.

In her conquest to grease fellow democrats pockets under the auspices of voter integrity, the Furher is strong arming county election boards across Ohio and will be forcing the voters she swore to protect to bear this burden --

  • Cuyahoga County: + $31 Million

  • Butler County: + $1.5 million

  • Clermont County: $796,906

  • Hamilton County: $3.4 million

  • Warren County: $769,714
We have heard Furher Brunnehilda crow that she is doing this for the voters. She is doing this to protect the integrity of voting; to instill confidence back in the voting process.

The Furher insists this switch must be done due to security concerns of the electronic machines raised in a study conducted by her office and a report from Tom Hayes of E.S. & S.

The Furher was a little clearer on her heartfelt feelings and the dangers her study revealed in a propaganda conference with county election officials last week.....

From the Cincinnati Enquirer --

"If something did happen and I did nothing, I would be completely irresponsible," Brunner said. "Quite honestly, folks, it made me wonder how I was ever going to sleep again. These are the systems that we've spent hundreds of millions of dollars on all over the country. And you have worked so hard to implement your counties....
With security & potential hacking of the current machines being used as the catalyst for these unfunded mandates across Ohio, the Furher reveals the results of her findings....

Do I have evidence that these machines have been hacked? No, I don't.

So let's get this straight.....

Cuyahoga County is forced to make an illegal switch to optical scanners at the very last minute - quite possibly jeopardizing the voter rights she claims she is trying to protect, other counties are being forced to purchase optical scanners so they can offer the imposed paper ballots - ALL because she found NO EVIDENCE the current system has ever been hacked?!?!?!?

What makes this whole thing even more disturbing & disgustingly sad is what I found doing a search for the E.S. &S website!

The disturbing part is that Cuyahoga County is being forced to give a no-bid contract to E.S. & S. for optical scanners that have security and technical/programming issues of their own....

  • Pottawattamie County, Iowa, June 2006 - Ballot programming error causes ES&S optical scanners to tabulate votes incorrectly.

  • Harrison County, Indiana, May 2006 - Flawed ballot programming is detected during testing of optical scanners. Machines are sent to ES&S and reprogrammed, but are not returned in time to run a second test before primaries.

  • West Virginia, May 2006 - ES&S provides flawed programming for optical scanners in four counties, delaying vote counts in two counties and skewing results in a third.

  • Arkansas, May 2006 - ES&S provides flawed ballot programming for optical scanners in two counties, causing the machines to report incorrect results.
As for the Furher trying to restore integrity to the voting process in Ohio, well.... ES&S also has some serious integrity & legal problems. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has recently filed suit for $15 million dollars against ES&S..... (bold added)

Secretary of State Debra Bowen today filed suit against Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) for nearly $15 million after a four-month investigation revealed the company had repeatedly violated state law.

Secretary Bowen is suing ES&S for $9.72 million in penalties for selling 972 machines that contained hardware changes that were never submitted to, or reviewed by, the Secretary of State. Furthermore, she is seeking nearly $5 million to reimburse the five counties that bought the machines believing they were buying certified voting equipment.

“ES&S ignored the law over and over and over again, and it got caught,” said Bowen, the state’s top elections officer. “California law is very clear on this issue. I am not going to stand on the sidelines and watch a voting system vendor come into this state, ignore the laws, and make millions of dollars from California’s taxpayers in the process.”
Looks like the Furher will be having Ohio voters help pay this fine for ES&S.

Now the sad part.....

This is not a republican or democrat issue, it is not about paper or electronic voting. This is about our most cherished tool as an American - VOTING!

It saddens me to no end and troubles me deeply, that in our country, we have shot a man to the moon, we have GPS units to tell you are lost, dolls that can walk, talk, eat and sh*@, missiles we can split a terrorists ass cheeks with - but we can count a damn vote!

Russia sends Iran MORE Nuclear Fuel

Can people really be that naive to believe the recent dummied up - "Iran has been good boys" nuke report?

Iran Focus --
Russia delivered a fifth consignment of fuel for Iran's first nuclear power plant in the Gulf port of Bushehr on Tuesday, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.

"The fifth load of nuclear fuel arrived at the Bushehr plant on Tuesday morning," said a statement from the Organisation for Production and Development of Nuclear Energy quoted by the news agency.

The delivery brings the nuclear fuel supplied by Russia so far to 55 tons or two-thirds of the total order of 82 tons, IRNA said. More....

Dr. King had a Dream - So did Bill!

Don't you just love when politicians show us how they truly feel....

From the NY Post --

During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, the former president was caught nodding off.

Clinton was there during a service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while his wife was nearby at Abyssinian Baptist Church, where she was endorsed by its minister, Rev. Calvin Butts. More...

And Mr. Clinton, please tell us how much you and your wife care about the fight for civil rights......

Snrrrrrrrr, snrrrrrrrr, snrrrrrrr!!!

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Monday, January 21, 2008

General Butt Naked returns to Liberia

A rebel commander, General Butt Naked , during Liberia's civil war has returned to confess his responsibility in the killings of over 20,000 people.

Joshua Milton Blahyi or "General Butt Naked" earned this title by leading a bunch of drug crazed, dress & wig wearing rebels into battle wearing only his shoes!

From Fox News --

One of Liberia's most notorious rebel commanders, known as Gen. Butt Naked, has returned to confess his role in terrorizing the nation....

The civil war, which killed an estimated 250,000 people in this nation of 3 million, was characterized by the eating of human hearts and soccer matches played with human skulls. Drugged fighters waltzed into battle wearing women's wigs, flowing gowns and carrying dainty purses stolen from civilians.

Before he led his fighters into battle, wearing only a pair of lace-up boots, Blahyi said he made a human sacrifice to the devil.

The sacrifice was typically "the killing of an innocent child and plucking out the heart which was divided into pieces for us to eat," he told The Associated Press on Saturday. More....

I think for once - I am just speechless!

Iranian Patrol Boats - Have Been A Long Time Problem

The following is from Op-Ed Contributor David B. Crist. Crist served on a ship during the British assault on the Iraqi city of Basra.

Crist writes how, like our US Navy ships, they too were confronted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard Patrol boats in menacing and confrontational ways....

From Iran Focus --
I witnessed a very similar event five years ago during the invasion of Iraq. It was April 4, 2003.... four Navy patrol boats, under a Navy command in which I served, were dispatched up the Shatt al Arab, the waterway marking the Iran-Iraq border. We took great pains to avoid a confrontation, staying well within Iraqi territorial waters.....

The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps responded by sending four small boats toward us at high speed.... With rooster-tails of white water, the boats came barreling over to the Iraqi side of the Shatt al Arab, surrounded us, and took the tarp off of at least one multiple-rocket launcher and pointed it directly at our lead boat.

Our captain tried to defuse the situation by telling the Iranians over the normal commercial radio channel that we were simply exercising our right to navigate Iraqi waters, had no intention of entering Iranian territory and did not seek a confrontation. The Iranians responded by a string of obscenities in heavily accented, broken English. After several tense minutes, we were ordered by our superiors to withdraw; the Iranian boats followed us a considerable distance before breaking off and heading back to their side of the waterway.

This was not the end of it, however. In the two weeks after this incident, American and coalition forces stationed on the Iraqi bank of the Shatt al Arab came under repeated, harassing small-arms fire from the Iranian mainland.

Sunni's, Shiite's & The Day of Ashoura

The Pakistani police have arrested 5 Sunni muslim extremists that were planning suicide attacks and the poisoning of drinking water during the Muslim month of Muharram.

Muharram is a period of mourning for Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. Hussien was killed in the The Battle of Karbala (Iraq) in a fight of good & evil with Yazid Ibn Muawiyah Ibn.

From Reuters --

The five militants, one of whom was preparing to become a suicide bomber, belonged to different Sunni Muslim militant groups and were picked up in raids in different parts of the city, Farooqi said.

"They planned to carry out suicide and grenade attacks on processions," he said.

Police seized 6 kg (13.2 lb) of explosives for use in suicide jackets, 2 kg (4.4 lb) ball bearings, one kg (2.2 lb) of nails, detonators, three hand grenades and two pistols.

Police also seized 500 grams (17 oz) of cyanide that Farooqi said was going to be used to poison drinks handed out to people taking part in the Shi'ite processions. More...

Shia's believe Hussien is the third Imam in charge and a successor to Mohammed. On the 10th day of this mourning comes the "Day of Ashoura."

This Shiite recognized special day of remembrance is routinely met with violence from the extremist Sunni based groups in the muslim world. More can be learned about the cause of this violence by reading this 2004 article in the Economist.

Is Sarkozy smarter than U.S. Intelligence?

To answer the question in the title of this post - YES!

Recently returning from a trip to the United Arab Emrites (UAE) where a deal for civilian nuclear (technology) was signed between the two countries, French President Sarkozy shows he won't be fooled by politically motivated nuclear reports from our intelligence agencies or the dupes from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)....

From Persian Journal --
The French president reiterates his stance on Iran's nuclear activities despite recent reports about the peaceful nature of the program.

"On Iran and its nuclear program, you know the position of France. Nothing which has happened changes my judgment," Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday.

He was referring to the recent reports by the US intelligence agencies and UN nuclear watchdog both confirming that Tehran's nuclear activities are not aimed at producing nuclear weapons.
With Sarkozy in charge it looks as if the French might slowly being growing a "set."

If he keeps this up - I may have to rethink my position of sending the Statue of Liberty back to them!

U.S. Border Patrol Agent run over & killed by Smugglers

From WND --
A U.S. Border Patrol agent is dead in California after being struck by one of two vehicles fleeing toward the U.S.-Mexico border during a pursuit by law enforcement today.

The officer, whose name has not yet been released, was laying spike strips across the road in the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation in the southeast portion of the state at about 9:30 a.m. when he was hit by a Hummer believed to have been driven by smugglers. More...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Man Arrested for Smuggling Nuclear Material into Iran

But I thought they stopped playing with nukes!

From Space War --
A man with dual German-Iranian citizenship has been arrested in Berlin on suspicion of smuggling nuclear material to Iran, Germany's federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.

The 52-year-old businessman is believed to have tried to send a consignment to a company linked to Iran's disputed nuclear programme, the office of prosecutor Monika Harms said. More...

Steaming Load Award #2 - City of Oakland School Board

From Politically Incorrect Gazette --

Steaming Load #2: Oakland (Mexifornia) School Board Kisses Rancid Colonista Butt

This week, the Oakland (Mexifornia) school board passed new rules of engagement to coddle border jumping scumbags who use Oakland’s government cess-schools at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer. Determined to give America and its immigration officers the finger, Oakland school officials perpetrated the following policy:

‘The policy forbids school staff to ask about the student’s immigration status or require families to provide a Social Security number during registration. It also directs schools to contact the district’s legal counsel before allowing immigration officers to enter a school, on the grounds that such a visit would cause a disruption to the educational environment.’ (Alameda Times-Star)

If these border jumper loving rat bastards in Oakland’s cess schools are so eager to banish Uncle Sam’s duly appointed officials from their special circle of hell, that can be arranged. This ‘arrangement’ would be a painful one, if I had my way, because it would mean that no more money would be pumped from Uncle Sam’s coffers into Oakland’s school system. Instead, these border jumper coddling Educrats could go hat-in-hand and beg for a cash infusion from Mexico, El Salvador, or any other country that is exporting their poverty-ridden citizens to the USA.

Don’t ask, don’t tell? That’s fine with me, if you mean “Don’t ask Uncle Sam for any money and he won’t tell you to go pound sand.”

Steaming Load Award #1 - ACLU

From Politically Incorrect Gazette --

Steaming Load #1: ACLU Rides to Wide Stance Larry’s Rescue

Idaho’s senatorial pestilence, Wide-Stance Larry Craig, continues to caterwaul about his disorderly conduct conviction (he pleaded guilty) for his antics in a Minnesota airport men’s room. It would be nice if this blithering ‘hello there, big boy’ fool would just shut the hell up, sit down and try to remember what it’s like to be man. Obviously, he hasn’t got the stones for that kind of manhood.

As noxious as Wide Stance Larry’s behavior is, he’s not the biggest steaming load of butt bullets in this story. That honor goes to the ACLU which is spewing legalistic drivel about someone who confuses a public bathroom with a sin bin having an “expectation of privacy”. An expectation of PRIVACY while you’re in a PUBLIC bathroom? Beam me the hell up, stat, Scotty!

If the ACLU means you have an expectation that you won’t be spied on by, whomever - including the cops, while you’re in that stall doing your business, I might agree. BUT, Wide Stance crossed the line when he shoved his foot under the partition to play footsie with the cop sitting in the next stall. When you’re ‘begging for it’, you, voluntarily, throw that ‘expectation of privacy’ out the damn window.

PIGster Jeremy thinks that these ACLU turds - and their pal Wide Stance, no doubt - are begging for a smiting. I don’t have them that high on my ‘needs a smiting’ list, but, if he can work that out, I’m willing to suck it up and call it “a blessing”.

Girlieman of the Week: President George W. Bush

From Politically Incorrect Gazette -

Girlieman of the Week
Date Awarded: January 18, 2008

Girlieman: President George W. Bush
Girlie Antics: Groveling for Jihadikazes

W started his trip to the Middle East by stabbing our most steadfast ally in the region - Israel - in the back with a ‘peace plan’ that makes their survival as a nation a longshot. Doing everything in his power to appease the unappeasable Jihadikaze asshats who call themselves ‘Palestinians’, Bush II insisted that Israel commit national suicide by returning to those indefensible pre 1967 borders.

With his legacy on the fast track, he went to visit the Sandbox Punks who have, somehow, seized control of the presidential nads. Ignoring the fact that the Sandbox is a prime mover in this world-spanning Jihadikaze assault on liberty, W humiliated himself, and this nation, by begging the Saudis to lower the price of oil. His plea was, reportedly, a waste of breath, but it didn’t need to be.

Did he use the $20 billion dollar arms deal that he carried with him as a bargaining chip? Nope.

Did he tell them that a refusal to lower oil prices would bring a renewed effort in the USA to develop all of its proven domestic reserves? Nope.

Did he promise to fast track American energy independence to make Saudi oil expendable? Nope.

Did he do one damn thing to let those Saudi rat bastards know that Uncle Sam was fed up with their bull crap? Nope.

All W did on his Middle Eastern trip was to grovel, repeatedly, at the feet of the scumbags who are doing their best to destroy this nation conceived in liberty. That’s why W is the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girlieman of the Week.


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As American banks go hat in hand to foreign financial institutions and governments, begging for capital to help them get out of the mess into which their subprime loans have landed them, the question arises as to whether the United States should permit nations like China, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the banks they control to acquire part ownership of our leading banks.

The presidential candidates discussed this issue in their Nevada debate and Hillary was asked about it in an interview with Neil Cavuto on the FOX Business Network yesterday. She replied that she would not “stand in the way” of such investments, but said that they needed to be vetted and called for more disclosure and “transparency.”

The fact is that Hillary Clinton is totally unable to be objective on this key question of our national financial sovereignty because she and her husband have been so compromised by their financial dealings with the very countries at issue in the decision.

Should the Saudi monarchy be permitted to purchase an important equity position in some of America’s leading banks? How can Hillary be objective when the very same monarchy donated $10 million to the Clinton Library and Foundation?

Should the UAE be allowed in? How can Hillary decide fairly when Bill — and therefore herself — have been getting a reported $10 million per year from a fund that administers the investments of the Emir of Dubai, the largest component state in the UAE?

The Dubai Ports deal compromised our national security by putting key points of entry in that nation’s control. But the infusion of capital and the acquisition of equity in our key banks has the potential to make that encroachment on our sovereignty seem piddling by comparison.

Neither Dubai nor Saudi Arabia would be permitted to contribute to Hillary’s campaign. Foreigners are not allowed to do so, precisely to avoid having potential office holders compromised by gratitude for their financial support. But these nations have used the porous ethics of the Clinton family to acquire positions of massive influence by making contributions, not to her campaign, but to her personal bank account — either through Bill or through the Library and Foundation, which the Clintons directly control. The extent of the influence their mi llions must buy with a family only recently, according to Hillary, in the “middle class” must be huge.

And it is for exactly this kind of situation that the Clintons should be required to divulge the extent of their involvement with foreign interests and exactly how much money their personal bank accounts and their Library/Foundation have received. (The Saudi donation to the Library and Foundation was only discovered by the New York Times when the information was inadvertently posted on the Library’s Web site. Soon after the story appeared, it was taken down. The Clintons refuse to reveal the donors to the Library or the related Foundation.) Hillary and Bill have also refused to release their income tax returns, despite the fact that Bill willingly released his when he was running for president.

Why hasn’t Barack Obama or John Edwards even mentioned this issue? Their attacks on Hillary’s links to lobbyists and other special interes ts are usually painted with a broad brush. But the journey of America’s banks abroad in search of a bailout makes this specific conflict a key question of policy and highly relevant to their campaigns. What better illustration could one have of Hillary’s conflicts of interest than this one?


Thursday, January 17, 2008

ACLU file suit against Furher Brunnehilda & Optical Scanners

Well it is about damn time somebody did something about this!

The partisan dripping, blatantly corrupt, and abuse of power move to optical scanners by Furher Brunnehilda is being challenged in court by the ACLU.

The Go* *amn ACLU!!! Yeah the ACLU! Read it again - the ACLU! Not the RPCC, the ORP or any republican/conservative group - THE ACLU!

From the PD --

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a federal lawsuit today in an attempt to block Cuyahoga County from switching to a paper ballot voting system before the March 4 primary.

If the ACLU is successful, Cuyahoga County might not be able to hold a primary, Board of Elections Chairman Jeff Hastings said. The county already is deep into its transition to a new voting system and returning to the touch-screen system before the primary would be nearly impossible, he said.

The lawsuit, which names Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner as the defendant, argues that Cuyahoga County's new voting system is illegal because it doesn't give voters a chance to fix mistakes on their ballots.

"A system that protects every vote equally is not a luxury, it's a constitutional right," ACLU staff attorney Carrie Davis said in a written statement. More....

Glad someone is challenging the Furher, but I notice there is not too much attention being paid to the conflict of interest with Tom Hayes, E.S. & S. and the Cuyahoga County BOE. Not to mention the legalities of awarding a $3 million no-bid contract to the company, Hayes & E.S. & S., that drafted the report that Furher Brunnehilda is basing her decision on to scrap the current system and use theirs!

The RPCC has two (2) members on the Cuyahoga County BOE. One of them being RPCC Chairman, Rob Frost, the other Jeff Hastings. While Frost & Hastings were not happy with the directive of Furher Brunnehilda, they did nothing more than give lip service.

There is an RPCC meeting to reappoint one of these guys on the Cuyahoga County BOE tonight - I am going loaded for RINO's! Guess who will be LOUDLY voting NO!

Straight Democrats beating up on Gay Democrats

I'm lovin' life making this post!

A straight democrat, Judge James D. Piergies, is speaking out against out against openly gay, democrat, Rev. Ted appointed, Montgomery County Judge - Judge Mary Wiseman.

For obvious reasons, Judge Piergies feels Judge Wiseman should remove herself from any cases involving Ohio's ban on same sex marriage. Judge Piergies feels Wiseman's active support against this constitutional amendment would create a potential ethical problem and feels any hope of an unbiased decision from Wiseman would be slim to none.

I completely agree with Judge Piergies. Though he did not come out and say it.... I will! The last thing we need - anywhere - is another activist judge trying to legislate from the bench!

From Dayton Daily News --
Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman, who is openly gay, should excuse herself from cases involving the state constitutional ban on gay marriage and Dayton's new law banning discrimination against gays, her Democratic primary opponent says.

Montgomery County Area Court Judge James D. Piergies cited Wiseman's role in writing an earlier, failed version of the anti-discrimination law when she was a Dayton city commissioner in 1999. He said it would create an ethical problem as well if she were to consider cases involving the Ohio constitutional amendment that passed in 2004.

Wiseman, who was appointed by Gov. Ted Strickland to replace retiring Judge John Kessler, said the fact that she is Ohio's first openly gay judge should be encouraging to other gay people. But she said it will play no role in how she considers cases, including those involving gay rights, because judges must be impartial in applying the law.
Can this really be happening? A democrat from Ohio making sense?

Hospital gives "FORCED" Rectal Exam for Bonk on the Head!

I want to laugh, but this story is not funny! Who am I kidding.... it is funny as hell! Though i do feel sorry for the poor guy.

A construction worker, Brian Persaud, was at work and went to the hospital after being hit on the head from a falling beam. At the hospital he was given some stitches to close up the gash over his eyebrow; No big deal - Right? Wrong! Way, Way wrong!

He was drugged and given a rectal exam after fighting and pleading with the hospital to "Stay Out" of there! Then after being anally assaulted, he was arrested for fighting with hospital staff....

From Fox News --

His lawyer, Gerrard M. Marrone, said he and Persaud later learned the exam was one way of determining whether he had suffered spinal damage in the accident.

Then, Marrone said, emergency room staffers insisted on examining his rectum and held him down while he begged, "Please don't do that." He said Persaud hit a doctor while flailing around and staffers gave him an injection, which knocked him out, and performed the rectal exam.

Persaud woke up handcuffed to a bed and with an oxygen tube down his throat, the lawyer said, and spent three days in a detention center. More....

The judge later dismissed assault charges against Persaud. But - doesn't NO, mean NO!

Former GOP Lawmaker Charged With Supporting Terrorists

You would figure this guy should know better! Now I hope he rots in jail!

From Fox News --

A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday on charges of working for an alleged terrorist fundraising ring that sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan.

Mark Deli Siljander, a Michigan Republican when he was in the House, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about being hired to lobby senators on behalf of an Islamic charity that authorities said was secretly sending funds to terrorists.

The 42-count indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., accuses the Islamic American Relief Agency of paying Siljander $50,000 for the lobbying _ money that turned out to be stolen from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Siljander, who served in the House from 1981-1987, was appointed by President Reagan to serve as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations for one year in 1987. More...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Furher Brunnehilda meets with Election Officials

With a wave of her craggy finger, the Wicked Witch of the south, SecRATary of State Brunnehilda, ordered all Ohio election officials to immediately begin using the Nazi salute to greet her and that she will now be addressed as Furher Brunnehilda.

Goose-stepping to the dais, Furher Brunnehilda barked her orders to election officials that they WILL follow her directive of having optical scanners or else! As Germany mistakenly went in to Russia on the orders of the nut job Hitler, Ohio will make the same mistake on Furher Brunnehilda's orders to use the optical scanners of her Mussolini - Tom Hayes & E.S. & S.

Taking time from her battle plan of winning Ohio for Komrade Hillary, Das Furher was not in the mood to field questions on her directive, but at least she made this meeting! Most of the election officials mumbled quietly about this ill-fated decision. This guy will most likely be turned into a toad for daring to speak his mind....

From the PD --

"I think what we really need in the system is stability," said Mark Munroe, a Republican member of the Mahoning County Board of Elections. "I think we need to be left alone for a couple of years so that we can get it right."

His remarks drew applause and he went on to say that paper ballots and optical scanning may not be the solution to voting problems.

"Is this going to lead to a question?" Brunner interrupted.

"Excuse us," someone in the crowd muttered.

And if any of these officials defy the exalted one's directive? They get a one way ticket on a box car to nowhere....

At least three counties -- Fulton, Union and Hardin -- have balked at printing extra ballots. Brunner on Tuesday formally gave Hardin County's election board until later this month to change its mind.

"I'll try to negotiate with them," Brunner told reporters after her speech. "But if they refuse to comply I'll have to look at what my options are. I have the ability to remove board members. It's something I really don't want to do."

She earlier told election officials that if they don't have the money to pay for printing ballots and their county commissioners won't provide more, they can go to court to force funding.

And who do we thank for giving Brunnehilda a free pass - none other than Blob Bennett, GOP Chairmen.

Playing partisan politics with a partisan hack, Bennett, claiming he was doing what's best for our party, got the letter saying he was a good boy at Cuyahoga County BOE and in turn anointed Brunnehilda the Furher of Ohio elections!

Something you Won't See with Hate Speech Laws

The picture of this sign was sent to me via email. The sign is for a restaurant in PA called Casa D' Ice. This guy just moved onto my list of Top 10 Kool Americans!

Checking out the site for this restaurant, I happened across the link that showed all of the signs they have put up over the years. I got to tell you - only a fellow Italian would have the balls to put up signs such as these.....

And being a good businessman, the owner is looking towards his future......
Here is a link to all the signs from Casa D' Ice.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cuyahoga County to Hedge Bet on "For Sure Thing" - The Ill-Fated Med-Mart

The one good thing about living in the Cleveland / Cuyahoga County area is that we can count on two things - snow and getting screwed!

It appears that the Med-Mart is nowhere closer to being built today than it was when this ill conceived idea was hatched. I believe an agreement was to be reached between the county and MMPI before 2007 ended, then it was by the end of the year, switched to soon after the start of 2008 and now..... who knows!

All the stories of how this Med-Mart will be the ticket to revitalize the area, the creation of jobs, increased business from all the conventioneers, and the best - "if we don't do it now somebody else will beat us to the punch." The only punch we seem to be getting is one right in the gut!

For all you supporters of the Cuyahoga County Commissioners forced sales tax increase or better known as "corporate welfare" to build this 'thing' - how's this kick in the ass from them feel? Hopefully the commissioners will turn the foot they have in your collective asses and walk all of you guys the hell out of this area! How does it feel when someone takes a pee on your leg and tells you it's raining?

Many of the bloggers, and residents of Cuyahoga County, both left & right / Red, Blue & Green, called this shot long before it happened. Why do some of you thick headed, the "sun is always shining" type people think the "Put it on the Ballot" petition drive against the forced sales tax increase was started? Why do you think there were volunteers form all parties and walks of life?

Come to think of it - the status and reality of the Med-Mart being built or becoming a reality is even further off then it was when they first started. In Field of Dreams like fashion we were told if we impose the tax increase they will come. Dimora bellowed, "The residents, the county and MMPI will be partner's." Hey partner, we held up our end - when will it be your turn?

Just recently public spin guru - Fred "Watch me two-step on the Med-Mart" Nance - has told us MMPI still has interest in the downtown Cleveland area and expected a deal shortly after the first of the year. While MMPI officials continually talk about wanting to be near the hospitals and medical industry centered in the University Circle area and that they will continue to negotiate.

Now we will look for other interested investors for what we were told was a "sure" thing --

From the PD --

If Cuyahoga County can't reach a deal with the Chicago-based company interested in opening a Medical Mart, it may look elsewhere to make sure the project gets done.

"This project is the right thing at the right time for Cleveland," negotiator Fred Nance said. "If the commercial terms they insist upon aren't reasonable, we aren't going to just roll over and give away the farm."

For now, Nance said he plans to exhaust negotiation efforts with Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. County commissioners hired Nance, an attorney and president of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, to broker a deal on their behalf.

I guess we should not worry - Nance says we should hedge our bets on this once described for sure deal. And lucky for us Cuyahoga County folks there are supposedly two companies interested in moving in if the deal with MMPI falls through.

Anybody want to bet there are no familiar names or ties in these groups? Yeah right - this is CuyaHOGa County? I'd bet 10-1 and would not have to hedge it that WE WILL see some familiar names of the so-called mover's and shaker's of this area.

I know one thing... there are some RINO mayors that came out and supported the sales tax increase for the Med-Mart. These mayor's along with the RPCC & Chairmen Rob Frost, can be sure they will be held accountable for supporting the Med-Mart and sales tax increase against the wishes of most RPCC members.

Is the Kucinich Campaign moving to Texas?

It sounds as if Dennis Kucinich might be moving his campaign HQ to Texas. Already making friends with Willie, it appears DK may have taken some of his staffers on a little cruise through them spacious Texas skies....

From Fox News --
Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.

"People wonder what in the world it is because this is the Bible Belt, and everyone is afraid it's the end of times," said Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw last week was a mile long and half a mile wide. "It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts."

No Mr. Allen, it is not the end of time. It is probably only Kookcinich and his wacky staffers.

Mr. Allen please tell your neighbors don't be alarmed. In all 50 states and almost all civilized countries, most humans describe the aluminum hat wearing Kookcinich and his merry band of celestial elves as - "positively, absolutely nothing from here."

Though your description is spot on.... again it is not the end of time. DK only has the ability to shut down a city, not end the world. The end of time will most likely come before DK is elected president and since global warming is predicted to keep hell from freezing over - we should be safe.

And that "thing" following behind him.... that was just the blow hard Cleveland Councilman Joe Simpleman chasing after him with a fruit basket!

After all these years.... still getting "Stoned" in Iran

The human-rights group, Amnesty International, insists on needlessly killing more trees and has issued yet ANOTHER report detailing human rights abuse in Iran.

I'm sure Iranian President Imachickenhead will do the same thing with these new reports as he has done with the other reports from Amnesty International and United Nations Human Rights Council - laugh!

Amnesty International released a report way, way back in 2007 slamming Iran for the prehistoric sentences they routinely hand out for crimes such as women not dressed correctly, adultery, homosexuality, apostasy, robbery, rape, walking your dog, and quite possibly, passing gas without permission. Some of the crimes are punishable with sentences of - eye gouging, amputation of limb's and flogging to immediate execution by varying and creative means.

Be it adult or child, the most common form of execution in Iran is death by hanging. Most 'criminals' are hung in public like pictures at a starving artists sale. The problem with these public hangings is - they get boring. You know - pull the switch.... watch the person drop and that's it! Pretty Ho-Hum after a seeing a few swinging souls - huh?

My favorite is about two guys convicted of rape... after being found guilty, they were each placed in a burlap sack and thrown off a cliff! I guess the Appeal Courts were busy!

One of the long used techniques that is goining in popularity is the practice of stoning people to death. I have posted before on getting "stoned" in Iran. Well after issuing last year's report ignored, Amnesty International is upset that people are still being stoned to death in Iran.

The Iranian government denies these latest claims (who da thunk it?). Noting there are currently 11 people (9 women) waiting to be "stoned" to death, the latest Amnesty report calls this method of execution - “grotesque and unacceptable” and says this, “horrific practice” was “specifically designed to increase the suffering of the victims”.

From Iran Focus --
“Iran's Penal Code prescribes execution by stoning. It even dictates that the stones are large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the victim immediately. Article 102 of the Penal Code states that men should be buried up to their waists and women up to their breasts for the purpose of execution by stoning. Article 104 states, with reference to the penalty for adultery, that the stones used should ‘not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes; nor should they be so small that they could not be defined as stones’”, Amnesty said. More....

Wow! Here in this country we debate whether if three needle injections can be considered cruel and unusual punishment - in Iran they consider the size of the stone your head will be bashed in with!

These guys make "water boarding" look like water polo.

Liberal Lefty has it Right on Hate Speech Laws?

While I had to gag my way through the article, liberal korrectnik, Glenn Greenwald, shows some keen insight with his piece in Salon on Hate Speech laws. Or is it self preservation of "their" message?

Commenting on the lefties in America and their desire to suppress free speech with "Hate Speech" laws, Greenwald points out the liberal left should be careful of what they wish for.... as it may be used against them!

While disgustingly dripping with bias to the left, Greenwald gets his point across very well using Canada's version of the "Hate Speech" law and the effects it had on Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn. Ezra is the man who drew the Mohammad cartoon published in a Danish paper that had extremist muslim jihadikaze's thrilled spitless. Steyn is the author of, America Alone, and had an excerpt from his book quoted in a Canadian magazine.

From Glenn Greenwald at Salon --
Here are the noxious fruits of hate speech laws: a citizen being forced to appear before the Government in order to be interrogated by an agent of the State -- a banal, clerical bureaucrat -- about what opinions he expressed and why he expressed them, upon pain of being punished under the law.

The mere existence of the "investigation," interrogation, and proceeding itself is a grotesque affront to every basic liberty.

If Muslim groups can trigger government investigations due to commentary they find offensive, so, too, can conservative Christian or right-wing Jewish groups, or conservative or neoconservative groups, or any other political faction seeking to restrict and punish speech it dislikes.

Empowering the State to proscribe and punish speech is not only the most dangerous step a society can take -- though it is that -- it's also the most senseless. It never achieves its intended effect of suppressing or eliminating a particular view.

I have to give Greenie credit for the use of so many delicious adjectives he uses in describing us terrible conservatives who have ALWAYS been against any Hate Speech laws. But reading the article several times during this post - one thing kept jumping out at me...

I come to this conclusion by the simple fact of how Greenie continually refers back to any proposed Hate Speech laws in the United States can be used by the - "conservative Christian or right-wing Jewish groups, or conservative or neoconservative groups, or any other political faction seeking to restrict and punish speech it dislikes."

Piercing the veil shrouding this argument, one can see clearly - Greenwald is NOT against Hate Speech laws! He is against how any Hate Speech laws may be used to suppress the garbage spewed from the likes of Bill Maher, Michael Moore, George Soros, Rosie O'Donnell, MSM or himself!