Friday, April 30, 2010

BREAKING NEWS

In order to put the blame where it belongs, President Obama has just issued an executive order that the San Andreas Fault in California be renamed 'The George W. Bush Fault.'

NO DEATH PENALTY FOR ANYONE RAISED IN THE GHETTO OR BARRIO

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (TCCA), the state’s highest appellate court for criminal cases, has ruled that an inmate who has been roosting on death row for 20 years, should be given a new punishment phase in the trial court because the jury that sentenced him to death did not get to consider the mitigating circumstances of his upbringing.

The TCCA found that the U.S. Supreme Court clearly ruled subsequent to the defendant’s trial that jurors must be instructed to consider a lifetime of poverty in a crime-infested neighborhood as a mitigating factor before deciding whether or not to assess the death penalty.

The TCCA ruled that the defendant was ‘egregiously harmed’ during the punishment phase of his trial because the jury was not allowed to consider his unhappy upbringing, his exposure to violence and his addiction to drugs before rendering its decision.

Although his mother and sister testified during the punishment phase that their darling son and brother grew up in a crime-ridden Houston neighborhood, lived in a home crammed with 13 other souls, was exposed to violence and developed an addiction to drugs and alcohol, the jury was not allowed to take his woeful young life into consideration.

This poor ghetto victim had spent the day smoking crack cocaine. That night he went out with a woman and encountered a man, shooting him repeatedly with a .22-caliber pistol, stole the small amount of money he found on the body and used it to buy some hot dogs. Oh, by the way, this worthless piece of shit is also serving a life-sentence for committing another capital murder.

It is well known that most judges, including appellate judges, abhor having to pass or rule on death sentences, but this is ridiculous. The judges might as well say that a gang-banger, robber or rapist cannot help himself when he kills someone if the poor slob was brought up under impoverished circumstances in a violent neighborhood. What a crock of shit!

SUPER SUPER STUD (ACCORDING TO THE NATIOAL ENQUIRER)

One has to be skeptical considering the source – The National Enquirer. But if the story is true, Tiger Woods has earned the title of ‘Super Super Stud.’

TIGER WOODS’ ‘FLING’ WITH YOUNG NEIGHBOUR IS FINAL STRAW FOR ELIN NORDEGREN AFTER GOLFER ‘CONFESSES TO 120 AFFAIRS’
By David Gardner

Mail Online
April 29, 2010

Tiger Woods has confessed to cheating with as many as 120 women behind his wife’s back during their five-year marriage, it was claimed last night.

But a one-night stand with the 21-year-old daughter of a neighbour in Florida was the final straw for Elin Nordegren, according to the National Enquirer magazine in the U.S.

The Enquirer claimed the distraught mother-of-two decided to sign divorce papers after learning the supermarket tabloid was investigating Woods’ alleged fling with Raychel Coudriet, whom he is said to have known since she was just 14.

The scandal-plagued golfer is alleged to have listed all the women he bedded as part of his treatment for sex addiction at the Gentle Path rehab centre in Mississippi earlier this year.

These included former Playboy model Loredana Jolie Ferriolo and nightclub promoter Rachel Uchitel.
But a source told the magazine that Woods left his young neighbour off the list.

After learning of the Enquirer's claim, a furious Ms Nordegren, 30, allegedly called Woods while he was having dinner with friends following his golf comeback at the U.S. masters.

‘She was screaming so loudly that everyone at the table could hear what she was saying,’ a source told the magazine.

Woods’ estranged wife was quoted as saying: ‘This is the worst betrayal ever. I can’t believe you had sex with that girl in our own neighbourhood. That’s it – I’m divorcing you!’

The Enquirer claimed the seduction happened last May just yards from where his wife was caring from their new-born baby.

Woods, 34, adamantly denied having a fling with Miss Goudriet, now a 22-year-old student at the University of Alabama.

Her father is a builder who constructed 17 homes in the upscale community where Woods lives in Isleworth near Orlando, Florida.

An insider told the Enquirer Woods filled out four pages listing all the 120 women he had affairs with.

‘Elin has cut Tiger out of her life. She doesn’t believe anything he says now. The marriage is over,’ the source told the Enquirer.

Woods’ public fall from grace began in November 2009 after he crashed his car outside his Florida mansion.

The sporting idol took a break from golf following a string of revelations about his love life and checked into rehab to allegedly to be treated for sex addiction.

WAS YO MOMMA A HO?

DEZ BRYANT’S MIAMI DOLPHINS INTERVIEW: OKAY, I’LL STICCK UP FOR JEFF IRELAND
By Sean Pendergast

Houston Press Hair Balls
April 29, 2010

Okay, I'm about to stick up for Miami Dolphins' general manager Jeff Ireland, and I feel like I'm walking into a pen full of Dobermans with a couple dozen raw steaks taped to my body. After all, the last guy to take up publicly for a Miami general manager was then-Dolphin coach Cam Cameron on Draft Day 2007, when the team took Ted Ginn with the ninth selection and Cameron tried to sell Dolphin fans on how awesome the pick was. We all know how that went....

The story of Ireland's asking Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant if Bryant's mother is a prostitute in an NFL combine interview is one that's tailor-made for columnists, bloggers, and radio hosts to come out of the woodwork and start pounding away on the Miami general manager. It's uncomfortable, it's shocking, and taken at face value it can be construed as Ireland perhaps even bullying Bryant.

Nearly every reaction I've seen to Ireland's question has predictably been pro-Bryant, many applauding Bryant for not coming over the table and punching Ireland for the inquiry. I say "predictably" because human nature is to project how WE would feel if we were asked that question about our own mothers. The fact is most of our mothers are not Dez Bryant's mother (a convicted drug dealer and mother of three by age 18), and most of us have never interviewed for a job that guarantees us an eight-figure pay day.

Nearly every person who has spoken out on Ireland's question (and I will refer to the question singularly, because we don't know if it was part of a line of questioning -- honestly, for something that people are taking Ireland to task on, there's a lot we don't know), has done so from Bryant's perspective. Allow me to speak on this from Ireland's perspective, because the fact is most of the people who have commented on this story and taken Ireland to the woodshed have probably never hired anyone in their lives, let alone hired 21-year-olds for a multi-million dollar vocation.

Before trying to give Ireland's perspective, some facts...

-- At the time the "prostitute" question was asked, the Dolphins had the 12th overall pick in the NFL Draft.

-- In 2009, the 12th overall pick (Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos) received $13 million in guaranteed money.

-- Dez Bryant missed a significant amount of his final year at Oklahoma State because he lied to the NCAA about his relationship with Deion Sanders.

-- Bryant has had other issues that call into question his maturity, including outbursts while at OSU, postponement of his Pro Day back in March, and forgetting his cleats for said Pro Day.

-- As mentioned earlier, Bryant's mother has done prison time for dealing drugs and gave birth to Dez at age 15.

-- Jeff Ireland reports to Bill Parcells, one of the most no-nonsense, accountability-first taskmasters the NFL has ever seen.

SUMMARY: Jeff Ireland is about to interview someone with documented accountability issues and a checkered immediate family for a job that pays at least $13,000,000 guaranteed. He must sell whatever decision he makes to Bill Parcells.

So armed with all of this data, a quick aside on the importance of hiring as a management skill. Having been in management (middle and executive level) in my pre-radio life, I can say unequivocally that hiring is the single most important factor in success for any manager or executive. Whom you bring into your company and surround yourself with will play roughly 98 percent into your success or failure; the other two percent will be your own talent.

When I was hiring sales people for my company, we had a metric that showed how costly a bad hire was. We didn't see break-even on a quota-bearing salesperson until Month 18 of their tenure (and mind you, this is with them actually achieving quota and in a business with 75 percent profit margins). The pressure to hire the right people was incredible. You're accountable to the CEO of your company, shareholders, hell even your own family (gotta put food on the table, right?). Hire good salespeople, train them, and set them loose -- if it works, you're a hero. If it fails, you're fired.

In short, hiring, whether it's for salespeople in a telecom company or wide receivers in the NFL, decides the fate of managers and executives nearly every time. (And if you disagree, I give you Lane Kiffin, who somehow has managed to get one of the five best jobs in college football largely based on hiring his father and Ed Orgeron.)

At its core, drafting players is merely a flavor of hiring. That's all it is. That said, it's an expensive flavor. Millions of dollars are at stake, and Jeff Ireland is responsible for making sure that the Dolphins see a return on the investment in EVERY player. Whatever pressure I felt hiring a salesperson, multiply it by a thousand for Jeff Ireland. Because if a first-rounder craps out in the NFL, there's no "18-month metric" to measure the damage. The damage is immediate, severe and ridiculously costly.

As for the player, money tends to create more problems than it solves when it comes to guys who have entitlement issues, criminal issues, or in the case of Dez Bryant, maturity issues. Sorry, people, but Dez Bryant hasn't earned immunity from any line of questioning; it's not his fault that his mother is a criminal, but it is his fault that he lied to the NCAA.

For Ireland not to find out every shred of information about Dez Bryant and those around him is irresponsible to his employer, his bosses, his owners. The same people who employ hindsight by talking about guys like Pac-man Jones, Michael Vick, and Ben Roethlisberger surrounding themselves with enablers and/or an element they can't control, by definition, have to understand Ireland's motives, don't they? If Bryant's mother were a school teacher or an attorney or a McDonald's drive-through worker, I would feel differently. She is a convicted
felon.

Ireland has since apologized to Bryant for asking the question, which some will view as "Ireland knowing he was wrong" when, in fact, it may just be Ireland wanting to put this behind him so he can get back to doing what he's paid to do -- construct a winning team, find players, evaluate his roster, hire. Clearly, Ireland knows this is a P.R. war that he can't win, so no need for him to try and explain it.

Having hired both stars and duds in my own line of work, I understand Jeff Ireland's asking Dez Bryant about his mother. I don't feel like that makes me a bad person, the same way I don't think that question makes Jeff Ireland a bad person. The dollars at stake for NFL teams expand the boundaries of what qualifies as a reasonable line of questioning.

As someone who understands that what makes or breaks you in management is oftentimes not "you" at all, when it comes to the Dez Bryant combine interview, I thought Ireland got both feet in bounds.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

ONE MELLOW COP

Let’s hope this scumbag will be charged with and convicted of a felony. Then he will meet the qualifications for an Islamic recruit. What are those qualifications? You have to be (1) a convict and (2) African-American. [“American Prisons Are Breeding Grounds For Islamists” (April 29, 2010)]

FWPD OFFICER CHARGED WITH POSSESSING MARIJUANA
By Sana Syed

CBS11TV.com
April 28, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth police officer has been arrested and charged with possessing marijuana, tampering with evidence and is accused of also smoking marijuana while on duty and in uniform.

Chief Jeff Halstead announced the arrest at a news conference Wednesday morning. "As soon as I heard this information, as you can imagine, I was disgusted and I was furious," Halstead told CBS 11 News.

Wesley Lamb, 34, was arrested Wednesday morning following a tip from a Fort Worth resident that claimed the officer was seen smoking pot in a vehicle.

The accusation triggered an investigation by Chief Halstead's special investigation unit - which he created a year ago to tackle officers who break the law. "The more investigations that come to my desk the more resources I will deploy, because I will never ever tolerate that kind of behavior," the Chief said.

The investigation unit set up an undercover sting. An arrest warrant affidavit states that on Tuesday, April 27, Officer Lamb responded to a call from a Fort Worth citizen who found 86-grams of pot and wanted to turn in. But the "concerned citizen" was actually an undercover cop and the marijuana was from the FWPD property room.

The according affidavit goes on to explain that Lamb took possession of the marijuana, from an undercover police officer, went to his home and stayed inside for approximately 10 minutes.

The report says Lamb was observed throughout his shift and at no time made a police report on the confiscated pot and never went to the property room.

After Lamb's shifted ended he allegedly moved his personal belongings, and the pot, into his personal vehicle. He was arrested before leaving police station property.

Lamb is accused of possessing marijuana and tampering with evidence and after his arrest reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana while on duty.

Chief Halstead announced the arrest to a group of new police recruits Wednesday morning. He made it clear that such behavior wouldn't be tolerated.

The police investigation into Lamb's actions continue and there may be more charges filed.

Chief Halstead says there is a lack of supervision in his department, so over the next three-to-six months he will double the number of sergeants and lieutenants in the patrol division so he knows what his officers are doing.

"To those very, very select few... I will find you and I will fire you," the Chief warned.

AMERICAN PRISONS ARE BREEDING GROUNDS FOR ISLAMISTS

FAMILY-KILLING LINKED TO MUSLIM PRISON CONVERSION
by Hillel Fendel

IsraelNationalNews.com
April 28, 2010

A Muslim man has confessed to killed his wife and three others in Chicago this month because she refused to wear Muslim garb and adopt his new-found faith. He is one of many to have converted to Islam in American prisons.

The confessed murderer is James A. Larry, 31, who confessed to the crime and expressed no remorse. During his most recent prison term, between 2002 and 2007, he began receiving visits by imams through the Islamic prison outreach program. “He became increasingly radicalized with orthodox Islamic beliefs," a detective on the case said, "ultimately demanding compliance to fundamentalist Islam by his wife and family. He [allegedly] killed his wife because she would not wear Muslim attire, and would not follow his beliefs. It was an honor killing, pure and simple…”

In addition to shooting his 19-year-old pregnant wife to death, Larry also stands accused of murdering three other relatives, all aged 16 and under, as well as injuring his mother and nephew and shooting at his niece.

PRISONS ARE RECRUITING GROUNDS FOR ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALIXM

“This didn’t have to happen,” the detective said. “But it did, and it will probably happen again in another community, to another family. The reason it happened here and the reason it will happen again is that we’ve allowed our prisons to become recruiting grounds for Islamic fundamentalism that teaches this twisted [expletive deleted]. And our system has become too lenient, too ‘PC,’ and too afraid to confront this problem, so now we have nearly an entire family murdered by a guy quoting Allah and the Qur’an.”

The detective was speaking with Douglas J.Hagmann, Director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, who has written of “extensive” Islamic infiltration into American prison systems. Excerpts from his most recent article on the topic:

“Most recent statistics available show that one out of three African-American inmates in U.S. prisons convert to Islam while incarcerated. The type of Islam to which they convert teaches the same ideology as the 9/11 hijackers, which is the ‘Wahhabi’ or ‘Salafi’ form of Islam that originated in and is continually being exported from Saudi Arabia… [T]he ideology behind this ‘fundamentalist’ form of Islam is completely incompatible with the culture, politics, and social fabric of the West. Nonetheless, it is being embraced by numerous groups, agencies and individuals inside the United States.

“The high rate of conversion of inmates to Islam, and specifically the Wahhabi brand of Islam is no accident. The lack of oversight of teaching materials brought in to prisons to facilitate their conversion is no accident. The influx of Wahhabi chaplains into our prison system and military is no accident. The entire process is by design, and consists of a sophisticated combination of personnel placement, funding, and an active support structure of numerous interrelated entities and individuals.

“The indoctrination of American inmates is a well known strategy detailed in al Qaeda training manuals. The manuals state that non-Muslim prisoners should be eyed for conversion to ‘religious jihad’ as they are likely to be ‘disenchanted with their country’s policies’ and feel disenfranchised from society. They also can make perfect operational assets for Islamic terrorist groups because of their ability to more easily blend into American society.”

In 2003, when Muslims comprised well under 1% of the American population, it was estimated that 17-20% of the prison population was Muslim. An oft-quoted statistic states that 80% of the prisoners who "find faith" in prison convert to Islam.

CONVICTS WILL JUST HAVE TO FIND SOME OTHER WAY

INTERCEPT OF DRUG-FILLED TOOLBOX RUINS INMATES’ DAY
By Richard Connelly

Houston Press Hair Balls
April 27, 2010

When you think about it, anytime you try to get a toolbox delivered to a prison, you're going to raise some suspicion. You'd have to figure the authorities aren't just going to carry it down to Cellblock D and say "Here you go, here's the file, screwdriver and chisel you ordered!"

So chances are, that package is going to be inspected. And x-rayed. And when one such toolbox was examined at the Ellis Unit near Huntsville [Texas] last week, officials discovered a veritable Sam's Club of items designed to make a prison stretch go easier.

Packed away in the box was five ounces of pot, some chewing tobacco, five grams of meth, 139 Ecstasy pills, two bags of Jolly Ranchers and some do-rags, TDCJ spokeswoman Michelle Lyons tells Hair Balls.

As Slim Pickens said as he examined the survival kit on a Russian-bound nuclear bomber in Dr. Strangelove, "Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."

But...Jolly Ranchers?

Not as unusual as you might think, Lyons says. One Death Row inmate requested green Jolly Ranchers for his last meal.

Ecstasy? Are they having raves in prison? "That is an odd place for Ecstasy," she says. Hey, who are we to judge?

The package, discovered last Thursday but first reported (as far as we can tell) by the Houston Chronicle today was addressed simply to the unit's maintenance shop. Which is quite the party place, it sounds like.

An investigation is ongoing.

SHOCK-THERAPY THAT WOULD MAKE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGISTS SHIT IN THEIR PANTS

GERMAN SCHOOL TAKES TEENAGERS TO SEE CREMATIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO WARN THEM OF THE DANGERS OF ADDICTION
By Allan Hall

Mail Online
April 28, 2010

A German town has begun taking teenagers to witness cremations of young people killed through drink or drugs in a bid to wean them from a life of addictions.

Children aged between 14 and 16 in Meissen now have to go at least once to the town crematorium to see the coffins of young victims burned in the 920 degree oven.

They are also shown the ashes, a machine which grinds bones to dust and the remains of false teeth that melt into unidentifiable bits of metal in the flames.

The shock-therapy, a new concept in Germany which normally does its best to shield children from the grim realities of the adult world, is being observed by other cities and towns with a view to copying it.

This week 40 youngsters from the Ebersbacher Middle School in the town stood in the chilly cool room of the crematorium among 200 corpses awaiting cremation

Crematorium boss Joerg Schaldach talks to the children about the lives cut short through self-destructive drug and alcohol abuse.

He refers to mangled bodies in car wrecks, suicides, ovderdoses – 'everything that can happen to you if you choose this lifestyle,' he warns.

He also warns them against being tempted to commit suicide.

'It makes no sense to take your life over lovesickness. Avoid heroin and hashish and never ever drive your car when you are loaded with alcohol….otherwise you WILL land in my ovens.'

He has a specific message for children, mostly females, suffering from bulimia or anorexia.

'Again and again, in these coffins, lie the victims of young people who have starved themselves to death.'

Religious affairs teacher at the Ebersbacher school Thilo Klenz said: 'We find the experience very positive for all the children. Whoever was here finds it easier to talk uncomplicatedly about death later on – and to put more value on their own lives.'

Mr Schaldach added: 'My instruction works better than any theory in the classroom.'

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

DID ANYONE ELSE SEE MY FACE?

A hooded robber burst into a Texas Bank and forced the tellers to load a sack full of cash.

On his way out the door a brave Texas customer grabbed the hood and pulled it off revealing the robber's face.

The robber shot the customer without a moment's hesitation.

He then looked around the bank and noticed one of the tellers looking straight at him. The robber instantly shot her too.

Everyone else, by now very scared, looked intently down at the floor in silence.

The Robber yelled, "Well, did anyone else see my face?"

There are a few moments of utter silence, in which everyone was plainly afraid to speak. ....

Then one old man tentatively raised his hand and said,

"My wife got a real good look at you."

YOU CAN'T BE AGAINST THE TERRORISTS AND AGAINST ISRAEL TOO

ISRAEL OR TERRORISTS

Investor’s Business Daily
Editorial
April 16, 2010

WAR ON TERROR: Are we still Israel's staunch ally? Or do we blame the Jewish state for Islamist violence? An increasingly anti-Israeli U.S. government cannot have it both ways.

We now have a president who buys into the longtime Islamist propaganda claim that the lack of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement is causing Islamist terrorism.

Here's the line, taken to its logical conclusion: If only the Iranian-sponsored Hamas terror outfit were handed full control of what it's entitled to next door to Israel, Iraq would magically improve; the Taliban wouldn't fight so hard to make Afghanistan and Pakistan into Sharia states; Osama bin Laden would send a new audio tape to al-Jazeera thanking the Great Satan; and al-Qaida sleeper cells the world over would get orders to continue their slumber indefinitely.

Barack Obama isn't the first president to link a Palestinian accord to the "vital national security interest of the United States," as the president said this week. But he is the first with a policy of bullying the Israeli government to make friends with Muslim powers.

Consider his "New Beginning" speech in Cairo last June.

The Jewish state got plenty of lip service. We heard that "this bond is unbreakable" between the U.S. and Israel. The next day the president even visited the Buchenwald concentration camp to soften the speech's blow.

And what a blow it was. The Nazis' genocide of the Jews was given the "on the other hand" treatment.

Millions of Jews may have been sent to the gas chambers and ovens, but on the other hand, according to the president, "it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people — Muslims and Christians — have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than 60 years they've endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations — large and small — that come with occupation."

And what is the main obstacle to those Palestinian aspirations?

The domestic policies of the Israeli state — "the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements," the president told an adoring, largely Muslim audience. "Israel must also live up to its obligation to ensure that Palestinians can live and work and develop their society ... progress in the daily lives of the Palestinian people must be a critical part of a road to peace and Israel must take concrete steps to enable such progress."

The U.S. has embraced the kind of thinking found in political scientists John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's recent book, "The Israel Lobby."

"Israel may have been a strategic asset during the Cold War," the authors argue, "but it has become a growing liability now" that has "reinforced anti-Americanism around the world, helped fuel America's terrorism problem, and strained relations with other key allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia."

The truth is that a Palestinian deal will almost certainly embolden Islamist terrorists and their state sponsors, because it would be celebrated as a Jewish defeat.

The likely result: more terrorist recruits, more attacks and more dead innocents, including Americans.

You can't be against the terrorists and against Israel too.

Yet that is exactly the new U.S. policy.

AMEN!

AN OPEN LETTER TO AMERICAN JEWS
by Ben Shapiro

Townhall.com
April 28, 2010

Dear American Jews,

I write to you as a charter member of the tribe. I'm not only Jewish, I'm religious. I'm married to an Israeli girl (she'll receive her citizenship next year and she is a proud soon-to-be American). I go to synagogue regularly, keep kosher, keep the Sabbath.

American Jews, I have one request of you: please pull your heads out of your posteriors.

I mean that in all sincerity. Your continued support for Democrats and an administration that is openly anti-Semitic is a disgrace. Your embrace of a party that seeks to hamstring Israel in the name of a wholly fictitious Middle East peace process is contemptible. Your loyalty to a president who consistently sides with Palestinian and Iranian mass murder-supporters is disgusting.

Your backing of a man who has spent his life surrounding himself with the worst anti-Semites America has to offer -- Jeremiah Wright, Rashid Khalidi (former Palestinian terrorist spokesman), Louis Farrakhan ("I don't like the way [Jews] leech on us"), Samantha Power, Robert Malley, to name a few -- is nothing short of reprehensible. Jew-hater Zbigniew Brzezinski is part of Obama's inner circle.

Rahm Emanuel's presence as Obama's Jewish chief of staff doesn't ameliorate Obama's anti-Semitism -- it just provides it convenient cover. Al Sharpton wrongly called Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell "house negroes"; Emanuel is a kapo. [Kapo: A concentration camp inmate trustee who carried out the will of the Nazi camp commandants and guards, and was often as brutal as his SS counterparts.]

Even as you continue to buttress a president who seeks the destruction of your co-religionists, you demonstrate your myopia by rejecting the tea party movement and evangelical Christian Israel-supporters.

The tea party movement is your ally for three important reasons. First, it supports capitalism against the forces of socialism -- and capitalism keeps America strong enough to provide Israel with a hand against its evil adversaries. Second, American Jews are, by far, the highest-earning religious group in the United States -- the tea party fights for your right to keep your money. Third, the tea party stands against government overreach -- and in an era when government overreach promotes anti-religious secularism, Jews must stand with the tea party.

Your rejection of evangelical Christians is even more idiotic. Evangelical Christians are the only major voting bloc preventing President Obama from breaking ties with Israel. When Janet Porter, an evangelical Florida talk show host, heard about Obama's anti-Israel tyranny, she responded by asking her listeners to buy dozens of yellow roses to send to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office as a show of support. The price per dozen: $19.48, in honor of the year of Israel's founding (1948). Over 14,000 flowers were delivered.

"But they want to convert us!" many American Jews shout. Not all Christians do. But for the rest -- so what? Would you sacrifice the support of millions of good-hearted Christians because they want to discuss Jesus with you? If your own belief system is so fragile, the weakness is yours, not theirs. While you expend energy whining about Jehovah's Witnesses who show up at your door with a Bible, Obama supports radical Muslims who would show up at your door with a gun -- or, as in the case of Daniel Pearl, a butcher's knife.

Now, I understand, American Jews, that most of you don't care about Israel.

I understand that you're more concerned about a woman's unconditional right to abort her unborn child (which Judaism rejects) than you are about Israel. Fine. Understand that you have removed yourself from the vast river of Jewish history in favor of a chimerical morality that values libertinism over liberty.

I understand that many of you -- all of you above age 70 -- still think FDR is alive. He isn't, but Jimmy Carter is.

I understand that some of you still think that conservatives and Republicans are the same folks they were during the 1950s, when they banned you from country clubs. They aren't.

The simple fact is this: There is only one mainstream political ideology in this country that asks you to check your principles and cultural history at the door in the name of the greater good -- leftism, the same ideology that virtually exterminated Judaism in Russia and Europe. While the left exploits your adherence to bagel-and-lox Judaism by appealing to your watered-down and perverted "tikkun olam" sensibilities, you are enabling your own destruction. The same people who urge you to reach out to terrorists will be the first to sacrifice you to those terrorists' tender mercies. The same people who urge you to worry about same-sex marriage rather than religious freedom will be the first to take your religious freedoms away.

I love you, my brothers and sisters. That's why I'm writing to you. Time is running out; the clock is winding down. Pick a side.

LISTEN UP YOU SPOILED BRATS

Stand-up comic Sam Levenson once said: Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.

From someone over 30:

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... Barefoot...BOTH ways… yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of junk like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody an actual letter - with a pen and paper! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car if we were lucky. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal and that was it!

There weren't any cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination. And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get up and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no?!?!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled brats!

And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that?

And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!

And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

See? That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

OBAMA AND CLINTON'S UNCLE SAM KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR ISRAEL

FORGET THE JOKE, LOOK AT POLICY
by Mona Charen

Townhall.com
April 27, 2010

"Lighten up." That's what defenders of National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones are saying. Appearing before the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Jones introduced his remarks with [a Jewish merchant joke].

Jones got a hearty laugh from the crowd, which included many Jews. But really, you would think by 2010 that public officials would know better than to traffic in ethnic, religious, or racial jokes. A senior Middle East policy maker from an administration already perceived as unfriendly toward Israel might particularly wish to avoid greedy Jew anecdotes. Or should we lighten up?

The joke is the least of it. Though in obviously poor taste, it sheds little light on why the Obama administration has brought relations with Israel to the lowest point since the state's founding. No, the Obamaites are not motivated by anti-Semitism. Their sentiments are actually more dangerous. President Obama believes that he understands Israel's best interests better than Israel's American supporters, and better than Israelis themselves do.

Speaking at Cairo University in June 2009, the president explained that looking at the Israeli/Palestinian conflict "from only one side or the other" would "blind one to the truth." That truth, he continued, was that the only possible solution was "two states where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security." Obama could see, even if the benighted parties could not, "that (a two-state solution) is in Israel's interest, Palestine's interest, America's interest, and the world's interest." He said the same thing upon welcoming Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the Oval Office. Earlier this month, the president told The New York Times that while "we can't want (peace) more than (the parties do)," we are "setting out very clearly to both sides our belief that not only is it in the interests of each party to resolve these conflicts, but it's also in the interest of the United States."

To Israelis, who daily read of thwarted terrorist attacks, who gave up land for peace in Gaza and were rewarded with thousands of missiles fired at Israeli civilians, who can watch Palestinian TV teach Palestinian children that "their" country stretches from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River, who see public squares on the West Bank named in honor of mass murderers of Israeli civilians, who see Syria attempting to build a nuclear reactor, Iran closing in on a bomb, and a festering civil war between Hamas and Fatah, the road to a two-state solution may not appear so obvious. Perhaps they lack Obama's clairvoyance.

In addition to the conceit that Obama understands Israel's interests better than Israelis do, the administration has also repeatedly stressed in recent weeks that a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian dispute is vital to American interests, and to saving American "blood and treasure." Settling the Israeli/Palestinian dispute, the Obamaites believe, is more important for America's long-term interests than preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons. In fact, multiple emissaries have warned Israel against taking military action against Iran.

The administration's strong-arming of Israel didn't stop with the infamous 40-minute scolding Secretary of State Clinton delivered to Prime Minister Netanyahu when Israel had the temerity to build homes in its own capital. Mrs. Clinton intensified the pressure last week, complaining that Israel's recent steps to ease movement on the West Bank were "not sufficient to prove to the Palestinians that this embrace is sincere." The Palestinians scarcely need a representative since the administration is negotiating for them.

This is of a piece with the Obama administration's invertebrate approach to the rest of the Middle East. President Obama bows low to the Saudi King, has sent multiple emissaries to Syria's Bashar Assad, and has proclaimed a new dawn with Iran. In that same spirit, the State Department issued a plaintive request last week for the release of three American hikers Iran has been holding in prison for nine months. Failing that, our diplomats pleaded that the hikers' families be permitted to visit them.

The Obama administration is at least consistent. The foreign policy of self-abasement, weakness, and dithering that it thinks best for the United States is the one it is attempting to impose upon Israel.

HIS IQ WAS LOWERED FROM 71 TO ZERO

The last second appeals [POOR FELLOW HAS AN IQ OF ONLY 71 DUE TO AN ABUSIVE CHILDHOOD (4-26-10)] did not work. The Supreme Court refused to hear the argument that Samuel Bustamante was the real victim in this case.

On Tuesday the great State of Texas finally lowered Bustamante's IQ from 71 to zero.

It took a dozen years to terminally rehabilitate (as Bob Walsh likes to put it) this double murdering worthless piece of shit. WELL DONE TEXAS!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

HOW COPS CAN ALIENATE THE PUBLIC

I’m not opposed to giving a fellow officer a break if cops would give an ordinary citizen a break under the same circumstances. But to call that ‘professional courtesy’ is a misnomer. Professional courtesy is when a doctor performs a free medical service for a fellow doctor or his family members, or when one lawyer represents another lawyer for free. There is nothing professional about giving a fellow officer a pass when he breaks the law. That’s not professional courtesy, that’s special favoritism.

Here are some excerpts from a Gloucester County Times report about one cop being shown special favoritism by other cops 10 times over a 14-month period:

‘PROFESSIONAL COURTESY’ FOR NJ TROOPER RAISES QUESTIONS
N.J. State Police looks the other way after fellow trooper drinks and drives

Gloucester County Times
April 26, 2010

GLOUCESTER, N.J. — It had all the makings of a routine motor vehicle stop. Police officer Ronald Gorneau spotted a silver Toyota swerving and pulled it over. The driver, Sheila McKaig of Monroe Township, admitted she had drunk "a lot" before getting behind the wheel, according to the incident report.

Then she told Gorneau she was a state trooper, and the stop in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, was no longer routine. Instead of being charged, McKaig was driven to the township's police station, where fellow troopers picked her up.

It was not an isolated incident. In fact, it was the third time in three months in early 2008 that an off-duty McKaig was stopped by Hamilton police after drinking, according to a state police document. Each time no blood-alcohol test was given, no charges were filed and no ticket was written. Today McKaig is still on the road as a state trooper, a position she has held for nine years.

All told, McKaig was stopped 10 times for various offenses over a 14-month period, but she has never received a traffic ticket in New Jersey, according to police records and a spokeswoman for the state judiciary.

Law enforcement experts call it "professional courtesy" when officers give fellow cops a pass they would not give the average driver.

Although cutting [police officers] breaks violates the principle of equally enforcing the law, it's still common according to Dennis Kenney, a former Florida policeman who is a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. "Policing is not unlike any other profession," he said. "Every other profession has its way of making exceptions for friends and colleagues."

SOUTH PARK CAVES-IN TO MUSLIM DEATH THREATS

THIS WEEK IN TV: SOUTH PARK TAKES A DIVE
By Daniel Carlson

Houston Press Hair Balls
April 26, 2010

The sun chased the rain, I can feel summer coming, and I was greeted at the door by a rabbi that looks like Joaquin Phoenix. So, this is dumb:

South Park has been forced by Viacom to bend to the will of Muslim extremists. The show's 200th episode was a two-parter that reunited every celebrity that the series had mocked since its 1997 debut.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone didn't have any success showing the prophet Muhammad in the episode "Cartoon Wars" a few seasons back, an ironic and stupid development since they were able to depict him as a cartoon in the 2001 episode "Super Best Friends."

In the wake of recent controversies dealing with cartoonists getting killed for having the gall to draw pictures of Muhammad, Comedy Central doesn't want to offend Muslims, especially since people at RevolutionMuslim.com have made threats against Parker and Stone, so they censored references to and images of Muhammad from the second part of the recent "South Park" episode.

The network did it without the input of Parker and Stone, who later issued a statement clarifying that the censorship was not some "meta-joke" and that even Kyle's final speech, which dealt with "intimidation and fear" and didn't even mention Muhammad, was bleeped out for reasons passing understanding. (The Simpsons weekly chalkboard gag stood with them on Sunday.)

The maddening thing is that the show's lampooned religions and ideologies with known wingnuts before -- fundamentalists like those at the Westboro Baptist Church aren't exactly making friends -- but the network hasn't caved to threats or some perverted attempt at political correctness before.

Censoring the episode doesn't get rid of the zealots; it just gives them another victory.

Monday, April 26, 2010

WHITE HOUSE TRIES TO COVER UP A JOKE

Gen. James Jones, Obama’s National Security Adviser, gave a speech last Wednesday before the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He started out by telling the following joke:

"A member of the Taliban was separated from his fighting party and wandered around for a few days in the desert, lost, out of food, no water. He looked on the horizon and he saw what looked like a little shack, and he walked toward that shack and as he got to it, turned out that it was a shack, a store, a little store owned by a Jewish merchant. And the Taliban warrior went up to him and said, 'I need water, get me some water.' And the merchant said, 'I'm sorry, I don't have any water, but would you like to buy a tie? We have a nice sale of ties today.'

"Whereupon the Taliban erupted into a stream of language that I can't repeat about Israel, about Jewish people, about the man himself, about his family -- and just saying 'I need water, you try to sell me ties, you people don't get it.'

"And passively, the merchant stood there until this Taliban was through with his diatribe and said, 'Well, I'm sorry but I don't have water for you and I forgive you for all of the insults you've levied against me, my family, my country, but I will help you out. If you go over that hill and walk about two miles there's a restaurant there, and they have all the water you'll need.'

"And the Taliban, instead of saying thanks, still muttering under his breath, disappears over the hill -- only to come back about an hour later and walking up to the merchant and says, 'Your brother tells me I need a tie in order to get into the restaurant.'"

Gen. Jones has since apologized by saying "I wish that I had not made this off the cuff joke at the top of my remarks, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it."

As a Jew, I am not offended by this joke. As a matter of fact, I think it’s quite funny and I suspect that I’m far from the only Jew who thinks so. But in today’s oversensitive politically correct atmosphere some people have criticized Jones for telling it. Someone told an Israeli newspaper that Jones "demonstrated a lack of sensitivity" and questioned what would happen if he told a "black joke" before a crowd of African Americans.

What does bother me is the attempt by the Obama administration to cover up Jones’ innocuous gaffe. The joke was omitted from the official White House-provided transcript of the speech. On Monday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said nobody was trying to cover up what Jones did. "It was obviously an on-camera speech. There was no attempt to deceive." Come on Gibbs, stop trying to shit the troops!

In police work we know only too well that the consequences of covering up an act are almost always worse than the consequences of the act itself. It’s a valuable lesson that has obviously escaped the White House.

POOR FELLOW HAS AN IQ OF ONLY 71 DUE TO AN ABUSIVE CHILDHOOD

Let me see if I can get this straight. According to his attorney, this poor fellow should not be executed because he is the real victim in this case. He has an IQ of only 71 that the attorney thinks is due to an abusive childhood. And according to his former common-law wife, when sad or angered he would roll into a fetal position and cry. Now that is really touching. Please give me a moment to compose myself.

Instead of executing the poor fellow, why don’t we just go ahead and kill the man that he stabbed 10 times? Oh shit, we can’t do that because the guy bled to death. By the way, I forgot to add one little detail – the poor fellow also had the misfortune of finding himself killing a second man by stabbing him 10-20 times. I wonder if he rolled into a fetal position and cried after that episode?

Let’s hope that on Tuesday the great State of Texas will be allowed to lower his IQ to zero!

Here are some excerpts from a Houston Chronicle report on the pending execution:

INMATE ‘WHO LIKED TO KILL’ SET FOR EXECUTION TUESDAY
Laborer set to die Tuesday for stabbing victim to death

By Allan Turner

Houston Chronicle
April 26, 2010

Early on the morning of Jan. 18, 1998, Samuel Bustamante and three friends cruised the dark streets around Rosenberg taverns looking for a victim to rob. Unsuccessful, they were preparing to abandon their quest when they spotted Rafael Alvarado, who, to his misfortune, was well-dressed and wore a seemingly valuable watch.

Alvarado, 27, offering to pay for a ride across town, joined Bustamante in the truck's bed.

Minutes later, Bustamante pounced, stabbing his victim 10 times. Mortally wounded, Alvarado fell from the vehicle. At daybreak, police followed a trail of blood from Rosenberg's west city limits to Alvarado's body in a roadside ditch. He still possessed his watch, gold chain and $100 in cash.

Bustamante, 40, an El Campo laborer, is set to be executed for the crime Tuesday. He would be the seventh killer executed in the state this year and the fourth from Fort Bend County since Texas resumed executions in 1982.

Bustamante's attorney, Philip Hilder, last week filed a state court appeal arguing that Bustmante, with an overall IQ of 71, is mildly mentally retarded and should be spared death under the U.S. Supreme Court's 2002 ruling in Atkins vs. Virginia. In that landmark decision the high court held that executing mentally retarded killers violates the Eighth Amendment's ban against cruel and unusual punishment.

Hilder argued that Bustamante's abusive childhood might have been a factor in his retardation, and offered comments from the killer's former common-law wife that he had been childlike and unable to care for himself. When sad or angered, the woman told a Baylor College of Medicine clinical neuropsychologist, Bustamante would roll into a fetal position and cry.

“He liked to kill,” said Fort Bend County Assistant District Attorney Fred Felcman, who prosecuted Bustamante. “He talked about eviscerating women. … He liked to kill. He bragged about it.”

Shortly after his conviction in the Alvarado case, Bustamante was returned to a Wharton County courtroom where he pleaded guilty to murdering 60-year-old Lloyd Harold Turner, an El Campo homeless man.
Authorities contended that Bustamante and his brother, Bill Bustamante, targeted the man to “work out some aggravation.”

After killing a pregnant dog, the brothers stopped at a fast-food restaurant for hamburgers before targeting Turner, whose body later was found beneath a U.S. 59 overpass. Samuel Bustamante stabbed the man 10-20 times; his brother hit him with a baseball bat.

IT'S NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE FORT HOOD SHOOTER WAS A SOLDIER IN ISLAM'S WAR AGAINST THE WEST

GENERAL BOYKIN AND MAJOR HASAN
by Ken Blackwell

Townhall.com
April 25, 2010

The Obama administration recently issued a report from the Defense Department on the Fort Hood shootings of last November. The report has sparked controversy in Washington. On Capitol Hill, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sue Collins (R-Maine) are demanding more documents from the Pentagon.

Lieberman chairs the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee where Collins is the ranking member. Both senators sharply criticized the administration for its failure to turn over documents on the handling of Major Nidal Hasan. Lieberman and Collins are now issuing subpoenas to enforce their call for the documents.

The Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shootings was a whitewash. It never mentioned radical Islam or noted the religious motivation of the Army psychiatrist who killed fourteen people at Fort Hood in Texas in a shooting rampage last November.

We now know that Major Hasan had a history of radical jihadist statements and that he was allowed to get away with marginal or even unsatisfactory performance for years. Political correctness, in this case, allowed a Muslim zealot to preach jihad and to threaten “infidels” with retribution.

Sen. Lieberman has called for an “independent, bi-partisan congressional investigation” of the shootings. We need one, since it’s obvious that the Pentagon is not going to investigate itself over this appalling terrorist attack on the homeland.

Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin knows something about political correctness in the military. Gen. Boykin, a highly-decorated combat veteran was dragged through the mill by the liberal media back in 2003 for expressing his Christian beliefs in Christian churches. They charged the general was calling for a Christian crusade against the Muslims.

Major TV networks denounced Gen. Boykin as a “Holy Warrior.” They ridiculed his Evangelical Christian faith on prime-time television.

Compare that treatment with what we see in the treatment of Nidal Hasan. This man yelled “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for “God is great!”) even as he squeezed the trigger in the worst case of terrorism here since September 11th. Yet, the media is very hesitant to demand accountability of the military brass. Army Chief of Staff General Casey made the rounds of TV talk shows the first Sunday after Hasan’s shootings. He said it would be “a tragedy” if the Army’s diversity was a casualty of the Fort Hood murders.

How could Hasan be allowed to spew anti-American and anti-Christian comments for years? Where was the enforcement of the oath—taken by all members of our all-volunteer military—to defend the Constitution against “all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

We now know that Hasan’s emails to radical American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al Awlaki were intercepted by U.S. intelligence. But for some as yet unexplained reason, Hasan’s contacts with this known terrorist leader did not result in Hasan’s arrest, or at the very least, a serious investigation into his activities. Fourteen dead Americans are victims of this failure to take timely, effective action.

Awlaki has taken to taunting President Obama: “His administration tried to portray the operation of brother Nidal Hasan as an individual act of violence by an individual. The administration practiced the control on the leak of information concerning the operation in order to cushion the reaction of the American public.”

It appears in this instance that Major Hasan was allowed to get away with disloyal statements and treasonous conduct for years because he fit into someone’s erroneous idea of diversity. All Americans, and especially all members of our all-volunteer military, have a right to expect that treason and terror will be dealt with quickly and strictly. Political correctness in this case, was fatal.

ARAB MEDIA REFUSES TO REPORT ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT ISRAEL

ISRAEL SAVES LIFE OF TOP HAMAS OFFICIAL’S DAUGHTER

Israel Today
April 25, 2010

Israel at the weekend saved the life of the three-year-old daughter of a top Gaza-based Hamas leader, though the act of kindness was completely ignored by the terrorist group and regional Arab media.

The girl, daughter of Hamas Interior Minister Elham Fathi Hammad, was the victim of a unsuccessful heart operation in Gaza. She was in critical condition when Jordan's King Abdullah II requested that Israel allow her immediate transport to Amman for emergency surgery.

Israel agreed to the transfer, but the girl was in no condition to travel such a distance, so was first rushed to Barzilai Hospital in the nearby Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, where doctors worked for hours to repair the damage of her earlier surgery and stabilize her.

A Jordanian helicopter was later escorted through Israeli airspace to pick up the girl and move her to Amman.

Jordanian media later reported on the incident, but completely cut out the portion where the girl's life was saved by Israeli doctors or that Israel has not hesitated to allow the unfettered transport through its territory of a family member of one of its most dedicated enemies.

Hammad later issued a public statement thanking Jordan and King Abdullah. He did not mention Israel at all.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

RANDOM THOUGHTS

GEORGE WILL

Columnist George Will is a breath of fresh air in the putrid world of political journalism.

While Will is an unabashed conservative, he does not hesitate to take on the far-out ideology espoused by many of those on the right. His reasoned approach to the issues of the day are lacking in the opinions of most political commentators and in the biased reporting of other journalists.

It’s too bad that there are so few journalists with the integrity and intellect of George Will.

FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM

There are $600 trillion – yes that’s trillion – of derivatives being traded in a sort of black market by the investment industry. The trading in derivatives by our investment banks is in dire need of being regulated. The reckless trading in derivatives was largely responsible for the collapse of our economy.

I happen to believe that financial reform of the investment industry is long overdue. The small investor and the pension funds need to be protected not just from illegal practices, but also from the reckless habits of many investment traders in their quest to enrich themselves and the investment banks.

While I am not an advocate of more government regulations, I do believe there needs to be more oversight of the investment industry. The current regulations have been inadequate in protecting the assets of small investors and the assets of pension funds. If there had been more regulations in place, I might not have lost over half of my retirement savings.

The problem appears to be that the Republicans are opposed to additional regulations of the financial industry while the Democrats are likely to favor the over-regulation of that industry.

EDITOR’S NOTE - At the request of my insurer USAA, I sent the following message concerning the financial regulatory reform bill being pushed by the Democrats to both of my senators:

Dear Senator ______: As a USAA member, I am very concerned about a provision in the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S. 3217) that could harm USAA, which provides financial services to more than 7 million military personnel and their families. The Volcker Rule provision could cause significant disruptions to USAA's business if passed. Life in and after the military can be challenging and complicated, and USAA eases these challenges by offering affordable products and services tailored to the military community. However, the Volcker Rule in the Senate bill now being considered could dramatically change the way USAA operates and limit its ability to offer these products. Please amend S. 3217 so that the Volcker Rule does not limit USAA's ability to serve the military community. I can assure you USAA is not like the other banks that brought down the economy or took TARP funds. I can count on USAA to look out for my interests, and as your constituent, I hope I can count on you.

PROFESSOR DRAWS WRONG CONCLUSION

Sorry professor, but the hatred of Jews, as well as that of Christians, existed in the Arab world long before the rise of Adolf Hitler.

In 1033, 6,000 Jews were slaughtered in Fez, Morocco. In 1066, 4,000 Jews were slaughtered by the Moors in Grenada, Spain. Between 1864 and 1880, more than 300,000 Jews were murdered in Marrakesh, Morocco. In 1924 and in 1929, hundreds of Jews were murdered by Arabs in Palestine. These are just a few examples of the hundreds-of-thousands of Jews who were massacred by the Arabs long before the alliance between Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Nazi propaganda broadcasts urging Arabs to kill the Jews.

So when University of Maryland history professor Jeffrey Herf argues that Hitler is to blame for Islamic extremism, he is full of shit.

IS HITLER TO BLAME FOR ISLAMIC EXTREMISM? FUHRER’S CALL TO ARAB WORLD TO DESTROY JEWS ‘INSPIRED FANATICISM’, SAYS BOOK
By Allan Hall

Mail Online
April 23, 2010

The roots of Islamic extremism lie in Adolf Hitler’s call to the Arab world to destroy Jews during World War Two, a new book has argued.

'Your only hope for rescue is the destruction of the Jews, before they destroy you!' the Nazi leader declared in a 1942 radio broadcast.

It was one of 6,000 broadcasts the Nazis directed at the Arabs as their death camps were killing Jews by the hundreds of thousands in Europe.

‘Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World,’ by American scholar Jeffrey Herf, shows how Hitler and his aides relied on radio broadcasts to sew propaganda because most of the Arab world was illiterate at the time.

And although radio ownership was small it was commonplace for caf├ęs and bazaars to draw large crowds to listen to broadcasts.

Professor Herf, who teaches history at the University of Maryland, says the roots of modern-day Islamic fanaticism can be traced back to these hate messages broadcast from Berlin.

One of Hitler’s main goals was to provoke an anti-Semitic uprising in Egypt. In one broadcast he said, 'A large number of Jews who live in Egypt, along with Poles, Greeks, Armenians and Frenchmen have guns and ammunition.

'Some Jews in Cairo have even asked the British authorities to set up machine guns on the roofs of their houses.'

The broadcasts were translated into Arabic by specialists employed by propaganda minister Josef Goebbels.

Die Welt in Germany called Professor Herf’s discovery of the 6,000 transmissions from 1939 until 1945 'nothing less than a sensation'.

Professor Herf said, 'This propaganda campaign comprised an important chapter in the history of the war. The Arab language propaganda produced in wartime Berlin was a significant chapter in the longer history of radical Arab nationalism and militant Islam.'

The verbatim transcripts of the broadcasts were made by the American embassy in Cairo in wartime and classified until 1977 in Washington.

Two years ago Professor Herf became the first scholar to get access to them.

He added, 'Islamic fundamentalism, like European totalitarianism in the 20th century, was and is a mixture of very old and very modern elements.

'It is also a product of a mixture of some indigenous currents in the history of Islam with the hatred of democracy, liberalism and the Jews that were so central to National Socialism.

'The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians would have been over long ago were it not for the uncompromising, religiously inspired hatred of the Jews that were articulated and given assistance by Nazi propagandists and continued after the war by Islamists of various sorts.'

Saturday, April 24, 2010

OH OH (2)

Good for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer! She went ahead and signed the bill that makes it against the law to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona. In signing the bill, she pissed off President Obama, as well as millions of Latinos throughout the United States, both the legals and the illegals.

Now a slew of federal lawsuits will begin. I suspect the federal courts will rule that the new law is unconstitutional. If I’m wrong and the law is upheld, watch for the collapse of Arizona’s economy to follow. And as my friend Centurion said, the illegals will just move to California and Texas.

IS THAT WHY I'M ITCHING ALL OVER?

HOUSTON IS UNDER ATTACK ..... FROM BEDBUGS
By Craig Malisow

Houston Press Hair Balls
April 23, 2010

In case you haven't been paying attention, Houston is under attack from bedbugs. Of course, Hair Balls has never had to deal with these savage beasts because all the roaches in our apartment get to them before they can get to us, but we still wanted to share some interesting, if disgusting, tidbits, courtesy of Matthew Mishler, who works in the pest-control industry. He wants everyone to be more aware of this increasing problem, and to keep your eyes peeled for these suckers.

BEDBUGS ARE VAMPIRIC FAT ASSES THAT CAN LIVE FOR A YEAR ON YOUR STORED BLOOD

"When they're empty, they're flat, they're almost transparent. When they're full, they basically round up like a Tic-Tac -- not that big, but you get what I'm saying -- and they're blood-red. You squish 'em, there's blood. So they can drink three times the amount of their body weight. I've literally seen them in a Ziploc bag in our office for months.

EXTERMINATORS HAVE APPARENTLY CONSULTED NAZIS AND THAT DUDE FRO THE ‘SAW’ MOVIES FOR EXCITING AND SADISTIC NEW WAYS TO KILL THE BASTARDS

"A roach, whenever you put down dust, a roach will go across it and he ingests it because he grooms itself. Well, a bedbug, the only thing he eats is your blood. He doesn't eat anything else. So they actually have this dust with glass particles in it, that as they go over it, it cuts their exoskeleton....[Another thing is] insects have a lot of wax...we use a method called heating. We can heat them up, the wax melts, and they bleed from the inside out. We also have this rapid-freeze."

BEDBUGS ARE NINJAS

"[At night ] they know you're resting....What they do is, they come out from by the bed, under the bed, a light socket, and they actually come up to you and they rub a little anasthetic on you and then they stick you. So you don't feel it...that's why people don't know they are bitten. And then they start sucking.

THEY BONE LIKE RABBITS

"They lay three to five eggs per day. If you're infested...you could be bitten as much as 500 times a night and not know it."

BEDBUGS DON’T CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES

"Pull back the beds, look at the sheets...take the headboard off. Look at the headboard. Pull the drawers out in the cabinets and look there. What you'll see is fecal matter and then the husks."

OK, "husks" did it for us. We will never sleep again. God speed, Houston.

HARMLESS AS AN ENEMY AND TREACHEROUS AS A FRIEND Obama promised change. This is America's new foreign policy.

NO WAY TO BE TREATED LIKE A LADY
by Cliff May

Townhall.com
April 23, 2010

It really is open season on Israel, isn't it? While Iran's jihadi rulers continue their drive for nuclear weapons, while Syria transfers thousands of missiles to Hezbollah, while leaders of the Palestinian Authority glorify Islamist terrorists, The New York Times finds President Obama's "willingness to challenge Israel .... refreshing."

"The question," Times editorial writers add, is whether Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "is able or willing to lead his country to a peace deal." That's the question?

Meanwhile, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is building a "Museum of Tolerance" in Jerusalem. Who could criticize such a project -- except perhaps on the grounds that most of those living in or passing through Jerusalem already value tolerance? By contrast, a Museum of Tolerance in, say, Riyadh (where churches and synagogues are outlawed), or Cairo (from which Egyptian Jews have fled and where the ancient Christian community is increasingly oppressed), or Tehran (where the Baha'i are among the religious minorities most brutally persecuted) might push the envelope.

Nonetheless, the fraudulently named U.N. Human Rights Council claims that the museum is being constructed on sacred Muslim soil. Never mind that the building site -- in West Jerusalem, not "Arab" East Jerusalem -- has been used for decades as a municipal parking lot by Jewish, Muslim and Christian motorists alike, with Muslim religious authorities voicing no objections.

But the cruelest cut in recent days was made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who called on Israel to "continue building momentum toward a comprehensive peace by demonstrating respect for the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinians, stopping settlement activity, and addressing the humanitarian needs in Gaza." She implored Israeli leaders "to refrain from unilateral statements and actions that could undermine trust or risk prejudicing the outcome of talks."

To reveal the razorblades embedded in this diplomatic apple, begin with this question: What "momentum toward a comprehensive peace" could Clinton possibly have in mind considering that since President Obama came to office no senior Palestinian leaders have been willing to sit at the same table with Israeli leaders -- as they had in the past?

As for Palestinians' "legitimate aspirations," in 2000 and again in 2008 Israeli leaders offered a grand bargain: an independent Palestinian state in all of Gaza, more than 95 percent of the West Bank and with a capital in East Jerusalem. In exchange, Israelis asked only for an end to the conflict and guarantees of future security. Palestinian leaders turned them down cold.

Then there's Clinton's reference to "humanitarian needs in Gaza," a territory ruled by Hamas, designated a terrorist entity by the U.S. government and closely allied with the theocrats in Tehran. Hamas' leaders have said -- repeatedly and unambiguously -- that they intend to use all and any means to exterminate Israelis. They believe this to be their religious obligation. Despite that, Israel supplies fuel, food and medicine to Gazans. What other nation has ever done that for an entity waging a genocidal war against it?

Finally, Clinton talks about Israelis undermining trust. On what basis are Israelis supposed to trust people who say they want to slaughter them -- and do so whenever they get the chance? As for Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, his "moderate" Fatah political faction continues to celebrate jihadi terrorists including, recently, Dalal Mughrabi, a bus hijacker who massacred 37 Israeli civilians - 13 of them children. Abbas' government television station recently broadcast a sermon calling Jews "enemies of God and humanity." The sermon continued: "The Prophet says: ‘You shall fight the Jews and kill them ... Thus, this land will be liberated only by means of Jihad...'"

When Clinton was a U.S. senator representing the state of New York, she seemed to appreciate the existential threat Israelis face day after day. When she was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, she seemed to grasp that, as a matter of both principle and policy, the United States needs to stand up to its enemies and stand up for its allies.

But as President Obama's Secretary of State, Clinton has conducted Middle East diplomacy in a way that can be described, at best, as lacking coherence. At worst - borrowing a phrase from scholar Bernard Lewis - she is helping make America appear "harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend." How can any good come of that?

Editorial writers at the Times may not understand. Often, they think they are taking positions when they are merely striking poses. The U.N. Human Rights Council has its own agenda - which is self-evidently anti-Israeli and anti-American. But a woman as smart and tough-minded as Hillary Clinton ought to know better.

Friday, April 23, 2010

HOCKEY PLAYERS ARE A SPECIAL BREED

If you’ve read my blogs, you know that I’m an ardent ice hockey fan. The NHL teams are now engaged in the Stanley Cup playoffs and I will be watching the games on TV every day from now until the final game sometime in June.

Hockey players are a special breed for any number of reasons. Two of them are (1) their toughness and (2) the maturity in their goal scoring celebrations.

HOCKEY PLAYERS ARE TRULY TOUGH

You’ve got to be really tough when you get checked hard into the unforgiving boards time after time in every game. And you’ve got to be extra tough to block a hockey puck shot with your body, as players are expected to do.

Ice hockey pucks are made of hard vulcanized rubber and weigh between 5.5 and 6 ounces When a puck is hit with a slap shot it travels at well over 90 mph. Hockey players will use their bodies to block those shots. To show how tough the players are, here is just one example:

Last November, Ian LaPerierre of the Philadelphia Flyers went down to block a shot in the first period of a game. He got hit in the face with the puck and got helped off the ice with blood pouring from his face. He ended up with more than 100 stitches, 6 broken teeth, and a broken jaw. Was that it for the night? Nope, he came back out to play his shifts in the third period.

On Thursday, ‘Lappy’ took another puck to the face while blocking a slap shot in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup quarterfinals between the Flyers and the New Jersey Devils. The puck slammed into his forehead at top speed, opening his face to the point where a trail of blood followed him as he skated blindly on the ice before getting medical attention. "When I grabbed (athletic trainer) Jimmy (McCrossin), I asked him if my eye was still there," LaPerierre told reporters after getting about 70 stitches along his right eyebrow.

The Flyers won the game 3-0, thereby eliminating the favored Devils from the playoffs. LaPerierre will be ready and eager to play in the Flyer’s next Stanley Cup playoff game. And you can bet he will not hesitate to keep on blocking those shots.

Every year there are any number of players who get hit by pucks, taken to the dressing rooms to be stitched up, and then return to finish out the game. You cannot get any tougher than that.

WHEN SCORING A GOAL, HOCKEY PLAYERS DO NOT CELEBRAT WITH A DISPLAY OF IMMATURE SHOWBOATING

Most times when a professional football player catches a pass for a touchdown, he’ll celebrate with a rooster-like strut through or out of the end zone. His celebratory showboating is contrived rather than spontaneous. And he often displays additional immature ways of showing off. No such juvenile displays by hockey players.

Sure, hockey players will celebrate whenever they score a goal. But their momentary celebrations are not contrived. They are spontaneous and mature. There is no juvenile showboating. You’ve got to respect them for that.

SHAME ON THE POLITICALLY CORRECT PENTAGON

The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, had been invited to be the principal speaker for a National Day of Prayer ceremony at the Pentagon on May 6th.

But now the Army has rescinded the invitation because immediately after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Graham said Islam "is a very evil and wicked religion." In a later Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, Graham wrote that he did not believe Muslims were evil because of their faith, but "as a minister . . . I believe it is my responsibility to speak out against the terrible deeds that are committed as a result of Islamic teaching."

An objection to Graham’s appearance had been raised by Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, because of the past remarks he made about Islam. Weinstein said the invitation offended Muslim employees at the Pentagon and would endanger American troops by stirring up Muslim extremists.

Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said Graham's remarks were "not appropriate." He explained that "We're an all-inclusive military. We honor all faiths. Our message to our service and civilian work force is about the need for diversity and appreciation of all faiths."

What a crock of shit! The real reason Graham was disinvited was because his remarks were not politically correct. What he said about Islam is absolutely true.

Islam is a religion whose central tenet is hate! Saudi Arabia's government schools refer to Christians and Jews as enemies of Muslims, equate Christians to swine and Jews to apes, and urge the faithful to spread the faith by waging jihad against Christians and Jews. Passages in the Quran advocate the forced conversion of infidels throughout the world and call for "death to the infidels."

If you recall, the Pentagon refused to concede that Major Nidal Hassan was acting as an Islamic terrorist when he shot his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood because it did not want to offend any Muslims. Never mind that Hassan had been filled with hatred by the teachings of Muslim clerics.

So Graham’s appearance might have offended some Muslims. So what! I am offended when Muslims equate me to an ape. And I am sure that my good Christian friends are offended when they are equated to swine. Graham’s remarks about Islam did not justify the disinvitation. Shame on the politically correct Pentagon!

PHONE CALLS FROM HELL

George Bush, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes to President Medvedev. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Nicolas Sarkozy calls France and talks for 30 minutes to Carla Bruni. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is 6 million dollars, so he writes him a check.

Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours to his wife Laura and his mother Barbara. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.

When Putin and Sarkozy hear this they go ballistic and ask the devil why Bush got to call the USA so cheaply.

The devil smiles and replies: "Since Obama took over, the country has gone to hell, so it's only a local call."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A VERY SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS April 20th has become a de facto holiday for pot proponents, with large 'smoke out' demonstrations held in the U.S.

Conservatives don’t need to worry about Obama leading our country down the path to hell. America’s potheads are doing a far better job of it. We’re already over half way there when the police fail to take any action and stand idly by while observing ‘a bunch of stoners’ openly flaunt the laws against the possession and use of illegal drugs.

HIGH TIMES FOR AMERICAN MARIJUANA SMOKERS AS POLICE ALLOW THOUSANDS OF ‘4/20’ POT PROTESTERS TO LIGHT UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
By Daily Mail Foreign Service

Mail Online
April 21, 2010

Marijuana smokers across the America lit up in public parks, outside statehouses and in the posh confines of a Hummer parked outside a pot gardening superstore to observe the movement's annual 'high holiday' yesterday.

Those who weren't within whiffing distance of a college campus or a reggae concert may not have realised that Tuesday was '4/20', the celebration-cum-mass civil disobedience derived from '420' - insider shorthand for cannabis consumption.

Advocates from New Hampshire to California trumpeted marijuana's rising commercial and political acceptance while producing collective clouds of pungent smoke - often under the watchful eyes of law enforcement officers who for the most part let the parties proceed.

A daylong rally in Denver's Civic Centre Park drew thousands of people, as did the public smoking event that persisted at the University of Colorado in Boulder despite discouragement from college administrators.


A huge marijuana 'smoke out' in front of Colorado's capitol building in Denver.

Colorado politicians coincidentally marked the day by backing new regulations for dispensaries selling medical marijuana.

In New Hampshire, about 100 people rallied in the state capital of Concord on the eve of a Senate vote to decriminalise small amounts of pot.

Some lit up joints as state troopers watched from inside the Statehouse.

Governor John Lynch said he will veto the bill if it reaches him.

In Juneau, Alaska, about 20 young people, two dogs and a mother pushing a stroller marched in driving rain, whooping and chanting, 'Yes we cannabis!' - a play on Barack Obama's campaign slogan. Their route took them past the state Capitol and City Hall.

In California, where voters in November will consider whether to tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use, a three-month-old cultivation equipment emporium in Oakland got a 24-hour jump start, sponsoring a '420 Eve' festival on Monday.

Several hundred revelers lined up outside the 15,000sq ft iGrow 'hydroponics superstore'. Security guards kept them at bay until 4.20pm, when they could enter a medical marijuana delivery service raffle to win an giant joint and a tour of a 53ft long portable grow room with a starting price of $60,000.

'I wouldn't have thought we would be able to consume on site,' marveled John Corral, 19, of San Jose, after he obtained a wristband that gave him access to the event's two 'vapour lounges,' the one inside the Hummer and another inside a companion Range Rover limousine.

Two years ago, before he had a doctor's recommendation to smoke pot, Corral commemorated 4/20 on Hippie Hill, the Golden Gate Park promontory where an earlier generation of pot aficionados made their stand.


A pothead smokes at the 420 demonstration in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Marijuana use - medically and recreationally - is getting more attention these days, with voters in California and possibly three other states set to decide whether to legalize adult use of the drug.

South Dakota voters will consider in the fall whether to join California and the 13 other states that allow medical cannabis use.

Most Americans still oppose legalising marijuana, but larger majorities believe pot has medical benefits and the government should allow its use for that purpose, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released yesterday.

Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said the drug's steady movement from counterculture indulgence to mainstream acceptance was evident on Tuesday, when four cable television channels dedicated 'a good chunk of programming to 420'.

St. Pierre said that with the terms 'marijuana' or 'cannabis' regularly showing up on the top Internet searches, it's clear that groups like his, which has lobbied to decriminalize marijuana since 1970, are no longer blowing smoke.

'There is a large mainstreaming of all of this,' he said. 'Some of it is happening because commercial entities looking to comport with local social mores and values are taking advantage of this bizarre numerology.'

There are a variety of stories about the origin of 420, but pot advocates generally attribute the term to the time when a group of San Francisco Bay area high schoolers would gather to smoke marijuana during the early 1970s.

The term was then popularised by High Times magazine and the Grateful Dead.

At the iGrow event, Tom Patton of GrowOp Technology, proudly discussed the inspiration for the 'Big Bud' growing trailer he developed with Derek Peterson, a former stock broker.

Patton said he kept hearing about pot growers who 'were constantly putting up and taking down' grow rooms built inside warehouses or residential homes because of complaints from neighbours, fires sparked by faulty wiring or threats of law enforcement raids.

His pot room on wheels, which comes outfitted with a security system and technology to adjust temperature and humidity levels from an iPhone, may not completely eliminate the last concern, but that hasn't stopped a pair of New York bankers from investing in the invention.

'This is an enabling technology, not a hiding-out technology,' Patton said.

The lure of revenue and respectability has prompted some veterans of the marijuana wars to diversify.

Joshua Freeman, a Sonoma County pot grower, was at the 420 Eve festival handing out samples of the specialty plant food he recently developed and is trying to market.

'We are not just a bunch of stoners sitting back on a couch playing video games,' Freeman said.

AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE IN HIS KIESTER?

All that Homeland Security training was put to the test.

OK, THIS IS JUST PLAIN FUNNY
By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA CORRECTIONS blog
April 20, 2010

A California Highway Patrol office in the Lake Tahoe area was evacuated on April 7, in large part because a prisoner told the truth but the cops didn't believe him.

Steven Ferrini, 60, was in custody on a drug charge. While he was being searched the cops found an on/off switch in his pocket, wired, and the wires ran through his pocket into his clothing, and finally up his butt. Ferrini explained to the cops that the wire went to a vibrator he had up his butt. They got suspicious and thought it was a bomb. They called EOD and evacuated the South Lake Tahoe CHP office.

After three hours, the explosive ordinance people determined that the device was, in fact, a vibrator.

Some things you just can't make up.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BIG DEAL

What’s the chance of two contestants from the same family winning the big prize of a TV game show 35 years apart? You’d have to say slim to none. Well it happened today.

I just got though watching Let’s Make A Deal. One on the contestants gave up the $6.000 cash she had already won for a chance at the Big Deal worth more than $21,000. She picked Door #3. She chose the right door and won a brand new Nissan.

Her mother, who was in the audience today, went for the Big Deal when she was on the show back in 1975. She picked Door #2 and also won a brand new car. How’s them apples?

CELEBRITY JUSTICE

Equal justice for all? What a crock! We all know that there are different standards of justice. There is the standard for those who can afford to employ the best lawyers that money can buy. There are those who, because their cause is taken up by left or right wing public interest organizations, get the kind of legal representation they could never afford themselves. And then there are the Hollywood celebrities who always seem to get special consideration from the criminal justice system.

There was Roman Polanski who got a mere slap on the wrist for the forcible rape of a 13-year-old girl. There was Paris Hilton who was released from jail by LA sheriff Lee ‘Pepe Lepew’ Baca after serving only 72 hours of a 45-day jail sentence. And now we have Cameron Douglas, the son of Academy Award winning actor Michael Douglas and the grandson of legendary actor Kirk Douglas.

Cameron has had a long history of alcohol abuse and addiction to heroin. He was cut off from the family fortune for his continuing use of heroin. Last July he got scooped up during a drug bust. But Cameron Douglas was not just some poor schmuck of a drug pusher hustling on a street corner hoping to sell enough dope to pay for his own heroin habit.

It turns out that Cameron was a mid-level dealer in a major drug distribution ring. He was living at the exclusive Gansevoort Hotel in New York’s meatpacking district where, during a raid on his room, the DEA found large amounts of cocaine and over $18,000 worth of crystal meth. Cameron eventually pled guilty to distributing large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine.

According to federal sentencing guidelines, Cameron faced a MANDATORY MINIMUM 10 YEARS in the federal prison system. Michael and Kirk Douglas, as well as his stepmom, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, wrote long letters to Judge Richard Berman pleading for leniency in Cameron’s behalf.

Did Cameron receive the mandatory prison sentence? Of course not! Judge Berman sentenced him to 60 months (5 years). And Berman granted him credit for the eight months he was locked up in jail while awaiting disposition of his case. Thus he received a total of 52 months, less than half of what the minimum sentence called for under the sentencing guidelines. And you can bet that Cameron will serve his time at a ‘Club Fed’ facility and not in a maximum security prison.

Judge Berman stated that he was not swayed by the pleadings of the Douglas family. If you believe that, I still have some great oceanfront property in Phoenix to sell you.

This is typical of the celebrity justice meted out to Hollywood luminaries. Joe Sixpack or any other ordinary slob would never have received such leniency. All Americans should be outraged at Judge Berman. Although he was addicted to heroin, Cameron Douglas was living in luxury while dealing large amounts of crystal meth and cocaine. 10 years was the very least he should have gotten.

100-YEARS-OLD AND BACK TO THE JOINT AGAIN

100 years old? The State of New York apparently takes real good care of their prison inmates for them to live to the ripe old age of 100.

SUPERANUATED PERV GETS ROLLED UP, AGAIN
By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA CCORRECTIONS blog
April 20, 2010

Some guys just don't learn. Ever.

Theodore Sypnier, 100, was sent back to the slammer last week for 2 years for violation of parole. He had been molesting children as young as 4 in Buffalo, NY, for decades. He was convicted in 1999 of molesting two young sisters and was released from prison on parole in 2008. He was revoked for 18 months for refusing to attend sex offender classes. He has, again, refused to attend sex offender classes and is now going back for 2 years.

Maybe it's just me but I can't help but think that if this was California they would let it slide.

EIGHT LONG ARMS OF AN OUTLAW

You’ve heard the phrase “the long arm of the law.” Well, here’s a story of the eight long arms of an outlaw, in this case a thief.

STOP THIEF! UNDERWATER CHASE AFTER OCTOPUS STEALS DIVER’S VIDEO CAMERA (AND KEEPS FILMING)
By Daily Mail Foreign Service

Mail Online
April 19, 2010

When diver Victor Huang decided to record some underwater footage, he wasn’t expecting any of the sealife to be camera-shy.

So he was caught off-guard when an octopus made a swipe at him – grabbing his device with a tentacle before swimming away.

Mr Huang, 31, had been filming the eight-armed bandit off the coast of Wellington, New Zealand, when he thought he was under attack.

However, as he bolted for the surface, Mr Huang realised the creature was only after his bright blue underwater snapper.

After grabbing the £350 video camera, the robber escaped, leaving Mr Huang chasing him for five minutes to catch up with the aquatic crook.

In a bid to distract the octopus, the diver then held out his speargun, which the cephalopod grabbed with several tentacles – allowing the camera to drop to the seabed.

Mr Huang was then forced to carry the octopus around for a few minutes after it refused to let go of the gun.

The camera was recording throughout the entire incident. The footage – over which the diver records what’s going on at the time - has now been posted on YouTube.

He explains: ‘Here I'm panicking a bit trying to unwrap the tentacles from my wrist.

‘Then I realise all its arms are concentrated around the camera.

'It's grip is too powerful... the camera gets ripped out of my hands.’

Speaking of the incident afterwards, Mr Huang said: ‘I honestly believe that it saw the bright blue digital camera and went, “Oh I need that”, you know?’

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

WEARING MINISKIRTS CAUSES QUAKES

I don’t know about earthquakes, but I do know that I quake every time this old geezer sees a good-looking chick in a miniskirt.

IRANIAN CLERIC: WOMEN WHO WEAR REVEALING CLOTHING CAUSE EARTHQUAKES
by Daily Mail Foreign Service

Mail Online
April 19, 2010

A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.

'Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,' Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair.

'What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?' Sedighi asked during a prayer sermon Friday. 'There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes.'

'A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us,' said Sedighi, Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader.

EVEN DRUNKEN SAILORS KNOW WHEN TO QUIT

To: The American Public

From: Retired Sailors

Subject: Position Statement on the U.S. Economy with Reference to U.S. Sailors

1. We take exception to everyone's saying that Bernanke, Obama, Reid, and Pelosi are spending like drunken sailors………

2. When we were drunken sailors, we quit when we ran out of money.

Monday, April 19, 2010

ISLAMIZATION OF DETROIT?

A rather long and rambling essay on the demise of Detroit has been circulating around the internet. It was written by Frosty Wooldridge who identifies herself as a former Detroit math and science schoolteacher. Here are a few excerpts expressing her concerns about that city’s growing Muslim population and the Islamic terrorism that might spawn:

Detroit plummeted from 1.8 million citizens to 912,000 today. At the same time, legal and illegal immigrants converged on the city, so much so, that Muslims number over 300,000.

Today, you hear Muslim calls to worship over the city like a new American Baghdad with hundreds of Islamic mosques in Michigan, paid for by Saudi Arabia.

High school flunk out rates reached 76 percent. Classrooms resemble more foreign countries than America. English? Few speak it! The city features a 50 percent illiteracy rate and growing.

Immigration will keep pouring more and more uneducated third world immigrants from the Middle East into Detroit - thus creating a beachhead for Islamic hegemony in America. If 50 percent illiteracy continues, we will see more homegrown terrorists spawned out of the Muslim ghettos of Detroit. ILLITERACY PLUS ISLAM EQUALS WALKING HUMAN BOMBS.

You have already seen it in Madrid, London and Paris with train bombings, subway bombings and riots. As their numbers grow, so will their power to enact their barbaric Sharia Law that negates republican forms of government, first amendment rights and subjugates women to the lowest rungs on the human ladder. We will see more honor killings by upset husbands, fathers and brothers that demand subjugation by their daughters, sisters and wives.

Multiculturalism: what a perfect method to kill our language, culture, country and way of life.

'THE GADFLY' HAS IT EXACTLY RIGHT

Blogger ‘The Gadfly’ responded to the following post with a well-deserved condemnation of the criminal justice system.

GOLD STAR PAROLEE BUSTED FOR RAPE-ROBBERY
By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA CORRECTIONS blog
April 17, 2010

A man described as a "wanted parolee" was arrested today for the rape, robbery and assault with pepper spray of a young Upland woman.

Frederrick Bruno, 31, is now a guest of the county at the L. A. jail.

He met the 25-year old victim at the San Manuel Indian Casino in Highland. She left with him, apparently voluntarily, at about 3:00 a.m. He drove her to an area south of Mount Baldy and raped her and sprayed her face with OC spray. He then drove away with her purse in the car. A good Samaritan passing by picked her up. The victim was hospitalized with minor injuries.

The surveillance tapes at the casino parking lot gave the cops the license plate which led them to a house where Bruno was staying about 8 hours after the original incident.

Bruno is now being held without bail. I suspect it will be hard to convince anyone the sex was consensual with the OC spray.

THE GADFLY SAID …..

Thanks for the post Bob.

I know Mr. Bruno, from numerous prior offenses he committed in the City of Gracious living (as a juvenile and adult.) In my opinion, he was a career criminal offender before he ever hit our prison system. He has more than proven himself worthy of long incarceration.

Mr. Bruno is the poster boy of a failed criminal justice system. He was a documented gang member before hitting the adult system and, though he has been busy pursuing a "solo career," his record reflects a career criminal with no remorse. THAT should be the bar our system should anchor upon, violent or not.

Anyone who persists in criminality after failing probation, incarceration, and parole AND THEN re-offends, should be denied sweet plea bargains and low term bullets to shorter prison stays. Mr. Bruno shines as an example of how our system rubber stamps career criminals and gives them another opportunity to victimize the public.

I assure you that Mr. Bruno has no interest in rehabilitation. This new offense is a slap in the face to all law enforcement personnel (on both sides of the gate) who have tried their damnedest to protect the public from the likes of him.