Thursday, May 31, 2007

TOLERANCE IS A BAD WORD

Just one of the reasons why I believe that George Washington was an incredible historical figure, with Abraham Lincoln, undoubtedly, one of the two greatest American Presidents, and I would even argue one of the greatest political leaders of all time, almost inhuman in his self-abnegation and rejection of absolute authority.

This quote from his letter to a Jewish congregation in Rhode Island during his presidency almost brings tears to my eyes. It is my conception of what it means to be an American and why, I believe, that it is so important that we spend energy on creating American citizens in our public classrooms.

"The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens."

“To Bigotry No Sanction, to Persecution No Assistance” - George Washington’s Letter to the Jews of Newport, Rhode Island

A Spiritual Struggle, Too - May 31, 2007 - The New York Sun

Great article -- "[T]he political Left is like the battered spouse picking through her own faults to find the reason why she is being terrorized." Exactly, someone has to grow up. They don't just hate us because of what we have done to them; they hate us because of who we are. Personally, I'd rather fight back then be the victim, but the Democrats would rather be the victim. It is the role for which they have been trained their whole lives. Snap out of it.

A Spiritual Struggle, Too - May 31, 2007 - The New York Sun

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The collection of any taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny. … The wise and correct course to follow in taxation is not to destroy those who have already secured success, but to create conditions under which everyone will have a better chance to be successful." — Calvin Coolidge inaugural address, March 4, 1925.

Sounds Like A Socialist Village - May 31, 2007 - The New York Sun

After the lessons of the Century and the success of the American capitalist experiment, I just don't understand the refusal of socialism to just die. Yet, here we are in 2007, and Hillary Clinton, a major dynastic candidate for President, is promoting her socialist vision of America. It is so hard to kill ideology, even bad ideology. Dogma need to die.

Sounds Like A Socialist Village - May 31, 2007 - The New York Sun

City Is Seeking To Build a Giant Parking Lot Near the Hudson Yards - May 31, 2007 - The New York Sun

This I find intolerable and why I hate people in NYC who, in general, are reflexively, anti-development. Two years after the truly spectacular plans for the Jets Stadium were shot down, the city is now building a PARKING LOT!!!!!

Ugh, ridiculous.

City Is Seeking To Build a Giant Parking Lot Near the Hudson Yards - May 31, 2007 - The New York Sun

A-Rod fears Jennie Finch.


Click on the link to find out why Alex Rodriguez is afraid of Jennie Finch.

Sportsnet.ca Hottest Athletes

A-ROD PLAYING FIELD ALL OVER By AUSTIN FENNER in Toronto and JANA WINTER and DAN MANGAN in N.Y. - International News | Latest World News | Current

Looks like TMZ.com was on to something yesterday. Interesting, the new chick looks a lot like the wife who also has a kind of super fit body building look. Apparently, that is A-Rod's type.

A-ROD PLAYING FIELD ALL OVER By AUSTIN FENNER in Toronto and JANA WINTER and DAN MANGAN in N.Y. - International News Latest World News Current

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Celine and Her ... Son?! - TMZ.com


Why would she do this to her son? At this age, the kid will wear his hair anyway that you want him to, so this is all about Celine. She wants him to look like a little girl. I feel sorry for the kid.

Celine and Her ... Son?! - TMZ.com

Stray Rod Nothing New - TMZ.com#comments#comments#comments

There is a rumor that A-Rod was with the same blonde in Las Vegas two weeks ago. Click on link.

Sounds like a road wife.

Stray Rod Nothing New - TMZ.com#comments#comments#comments

NEWS UPDATE: CYNTHIA RODRIQUEZ SAYS THAT ALEX DID NOT CHEAT

Cynthia Rodriquez says that she knows that Alex did not cheat because he always chokes when he is in scoring position.

GREENS' AFRICAN DEATH TOLL By PAUL DRIESSEN - Opinion | Editorials | Op-Ed Articles

If anyone wants to know why I don't jump on the Al Gore Enviro Crusade, it is because of the record of environmentalists. Liberal environmentalists are responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of Africans, and they just don't care. Click on the link. Bottom line, they would much rather sacrifice African lives to their religious crusade than bend their orthodoxy at all.

Furthermore, by opposing nuclear power, environmentalists are responsible for the ever expanding use of oil and coal and the growth of greenhouse gasses. It is their fault. Will they ever apologize? Not likely. They are zealots, and they are willing to kill all of us and destroy the economy just to make a point.

GREENS' AFRICAN DEATH TOLL By PAUL DRIESSEN - Opinion Editorials Op-Ed Articles

A-ROD'S A YANKEE DOODLE RANDY By DAN MANGAN - New York News | New York City News | NY News


Uh-oh. I think A-Rod wanted to get caught. It is just too bizarre and too obvious. Why didn't he have her come up to his room separately. He made no attempt to hide it. Makes you wonder what is going on with him and the wife. I think he wanted her to know.

The whole thing is very weird.

A-ROD'S A YANKEE DOODLE RANDY By DAN MANGAN - New York News New York City News NY News

Hillary on Oil Profits

I want to steal their money and use it to develope alternative, alternative, alternative, alternative (did I say "alternative"?) sources of energy. Nice, Hillary, move to Venezuela. I am sure they will show you the efficiency of government planning.

The Denver Post - CU prof Churchill's dismissal finally due

Even the liberal Denver Post thinks it is time for Churchill to go. I can't wait.

The Denver Post - CU prof Churchill's dismissal finally due

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Rosie says that Radical Christianity is just as dangerous as Islam

And the audience claps like the pet seals that they are or like a Bill Maher audience. Somehow, I don't think talk show hosts in Iran are going around saying that radical Islam is just as scary as radical Christianity to thunderous applause by the audience. Aargh, the stupidity. I can't take it.

Rosie O' Donnell SPEAKS

Here she is, the crazy woman, explaining physics for us. What a joke.

What is it with these people? I think they all have a serious mental illness. I am sure that she believes that the CIA killed Kennedy too and that Europeans infected Africans with HIV.

I am so glad that she is off TV. It is embarassing that she was given a mainstream forum to spout this crap. She should be on some left-wing website.

Rosie O'Donnell 9/11 Conspiracy Comments: Popular Mechanics Responds - Popular Mechanics

In response to Rosie O'Donnell's latest comments that are burning up the Internet in which she alleges indirectly that the US government blew up 7 WTC (God, how did they know that the crazy Muslims were going to be flying their planes into 1 and 2 WTC that day?), here is Popular Mechanics' March 2007 response to her wacky theory. Click on the link.

I suppose that I need to point out that Popular Mechanics is a respected private magazine with a scientific bent, while Rose is a demonstrated nut job who hates America.

God, I hate these conspiracy theories. As I told someone in a cab, before you run your mouth off and suggest that the US government purposefully killed 3000 Americans, you better know what you are talking about.

Rosie O'Donnell 9/11 Conspiracy Comments: Popular Mechanics Responds - Popular Mechanics

THE BROOKLYN RIVIERA






Thought I would take a few pictures of Coney Island and Brighton Beach while we were there this weekend. In the background, one can see the world famous Wonder Wheel, the formerly world famous Parachute Jump, and the still famous Cyclone, plus volleyball at Brighton Beach.
The below article in the WSJ by Dr. Tawfik Hamid is all well and good but, at the end of all this, haven't you basically just become an apostate?

How to End 'Islamophobia'

By TAWFIK HAMIDMay 25, 2007; Page A15

Islamic organizations regularly accuse non-Muslims of "Islamophobia," a fear and disdain for everything Islamic. On May 17, this accusation bubbled up again as foreign ministers from the Organization of the Islamic Conference called Islamophobia "the worst form of terrorism." These ministers also warned, according to the Arab News, that this form of discrimination would cause millions of Muslims in Western countries, "many of whom were already underprivileged," to be "further alienated."

In America, perhaps the most conspicuous organization to persistently accuse opponents of Islamophobia is the Council of American Islamic Relations. CAIR has taken up the legal case of the "Flying Imams," the six individuals who were pulled from a US Airways flight in Minneapolis this past November after engaging in suspicious behavior before takeoff. Not long ago, CAIR filed a "John Doe" lawsuit that would have made passengers liable for "malicious" complaints about suspicious Muslim passengers.

In an interview at the time, CAIR spokesman Nihad Awad accused Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) of being an "extremist" who "encourages Islamophobia" for pointing out what most people would think is obvious, that such a lawsuit would have a chilling effect on passengers who witnessed alarming activity and wished to report it. We can only assume that Mr. Awad believes flyers should passively remain in a state of fear as they travel and submissively risk their lives. In this case, Congress is acting appropriately and considering passing a law sponsored by Mr. King that would grant passengers immunity from such lawsuits.

It may seem bizarre, but Islamic reformers are not immune to the charge of "Islamophobia" either. For 20 years, I have preached a reformed interpretation of Islam that teaches peace and respects human rights. I have consistently spoken out -- with dozens of other Muslim and Arab reformers -- against the mistreatment of women, gays and religious minorities in the Islamic world. We have pointed out the violent teachings of Salafism and the imperative of Westerners to protect themselves against it.

Yet according to CAIR's Michigan spokeswoman, Zeinab Chami, I am "the latest weapon in the Islamophobe arsenal." If standing against the violent edicts of Shariah law is "Islamophobic," then I will treat her accusation as a badge of honor.

Muslims must ask what prompts this "phobia" in the first place. When we in the West examine the worldwide atrocities perpetrated daily in the name of Islam, it is vital to question if we -- Muslims -- should lay the blame on others for Islamophobia or if we should first look hard at ourselves.
According to a recent Pew Global Attitudes survey, "younger Muslims in the U.S. are much more likely than older Muslim Americans to say that suicide bombing in the defense of Islam can be at least sometimes justified." About one out of every four American Muslims under 30 think suicide bombing in defense of Islam is justified in at least some circumstances. Twenty-eight percent believe that Muslims did not carry out the 9/11 attacks and 32% declined to answer that question.
While the survey has been represented in the media as proof of moderation among American Muslims, the actual results should yield the opposite conclusion. If, as the Pew study estimates, there are 2.35 million Muslims in America, that means there are a substantial number of people in the U.S. who think suicide bombing is sometimes justified. Similarly, if 5% of American Muslims support al Qaeda, that's more than 100,000 people.


To bring an end to Islamophobia, we must employ a holistic approach that treats the core of the disease. It will not suffice to merely suppress the symptoms. It is imperative to adopt new Islamic teachings that do not allow killing apostates (Redda Law). Islamic authorities must provide mainstream Islamic books that forbid polygamy and beating women. Accepted Islamic doctrine should take a strong stand against slavery and the raping of female war prisoners, as happens in Darfur under the explicit canons of Shariah ("Ma Malakat Aimanikum"). Muslims should teach, everywhere and universally, that a woman's testimony in court counts as much as a man's, that women should not be punished if they marry whom they please or dress as they wish.

We Muslims should publicly show our strong disapproval for the growing number of attacks by Muslims against other faiths and against other Muslims. Let us not even dwell on 9/11, Madrid, London, Bali and countless other scenes of carnage. It has been estimated that of the two million refugees fleeing Islamic terror in Iraq, 40% are Christian, and many of them seek a haven in Lebanon, where the Christian population itself has declined by 60%. Even in Turkey, Islamists recently found it necessary to slit the throats of three Christians for publishing Bibles.
Of course, Islamist attacks are not limited to Christians and Jews. Why do we hear no Muslim condemnation of the ongoing slaughter of Buddhists in Thailand by Islamic groups? Why was there silence over the Mumbai train bombings which took the lives of over 200 Hindus in 2006? We must not forget that innocent Muslims, too, are suffering. Indeed, the most common murderers of Muslims are, and have always been, other Muslims. Where is the Muslim outcry over the Sunni-Shiite violence in Iraq?


Islamophobia could end when masses of Muslims demonstrate in the streets against videos displaying innocent people being beheaded with the same vigor we employ against airlines, Israel and cartoons of Muhammad. It might cease when Muslims unambiguously and publicly insist that Shariah law should have no binding legal status in free, democratic societies.

It is well past time that Muslims cease using the charge of "Islamophobia" as a tool to intimidate and blackmail those who speak up against suspicious passengers and against those who rightly criticize current Islamic practices and preachings. Instead, Muslims must engage in honest and humble introspection. Muslims should -- must -- develop strategies to rescue our religion by combating the tyranny of Salafi Islam and its dreadful consequences. Among more important outcomes, this will also put an end to so-called Islamophobia.

Dr. Hamid, a onetime member of Jemaah Islamiya, an Islamist terrorist group, is a medical doctor and Muslim reformer living in the West.

Young, black, Swedish – the minister for controversy-News-World-Europe-TimesOnline


Guess what, I have a new hero. Her name is Nyamko Sabuni. Is it any wonder that women, whether it be Ms. Sabuni, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, or Dr. Wafa Sultan, are some of the most outspoken opponents of Islam. No one likes being a slave, and that is basically the position of men and women in Islam, but it is a lot worse for women. Click on the link of the story.

Young, black, Swedish – the minister for controversy-News-World-Europe-TimesOnline

View of New York Harbor at Sunset












The above photos were taken from the roof of my building on Memorial Day looking down from Park Slope toward New York Harbor and Manhattan in the distance.

Brighton Beach Bird



This post will be dedicated to John Martin at Drunkablog who, I believe, loves birds. I was with the family walking the boardwalk at Brighton Beach on Monday, and we came cross this woman with the above bird. I have no idea what type of bird this is, but it made a lot of noise.

RYE PLAYLAND


I spontaneously took the family to Rye Playland late on Sunday. It was fun, but I was somewhat surprised by the sheer number of Muslims in very traditional outfits that were walking around and then praying publicly in the direction of Mecca.

One group of four young men, no kids, no women, kind of aggressively walked around and went down to the water and made a great show of prostrating themselves to the East. Weird, why go to Rye Playland without kids and hang out at the amusement park? Maybe, they were staring at the women, who knows? Muslims are obsessed with women's sexuality. All you have to do is read about all the Imams commenting on every exposed tiny curve of a women's body, her neck, ankles, eyes, to know that the more you cover up, the more sex crazed you become. I am sure that these guys were basically a bunch of perverts, but they think it's OK because, after all, these are infidel women.

Anyway, with regard to the above woman who was standing on line with my family for a ride, I couldn't help but think of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book while I looked at her. Here she was, literally, a piece of meat wrapped in a robe, the property of her husband, his complete slave.

What makes it even better is that I know that she and her husband are looking at all the other women, including my wife, and thinking that they are sluts and whores, who deserve anything that a man does to them for leaving themselves uncovered.

Hey, if it works for them, and that's what they think, wow, great. Good for them. Their belief structure has to be just as good as ours, right?

WHOSE THE UGLY AMERICAN

Watching Miss USA getting booed at the Miss Universe Pageant in Mexico City reminds me of the old myth of the ugly American. How about the ugly non-Americans?

When my wife and I went to the FIBA World Basketball Championships in Athens in 1998, we were shocked at the unanimous hatred expressed by the audience for the CBA journeymen who were representing the US that year because of a strike by NBA players. Despite the overwhelmingly hostile crowd which cheered when US players went down with knee injuries and applauded the outrageously horrible officiating that caused the US to lose the semi-final game, the players represented the USA with a lot of class.

My wife and I walked out of the stadium with a bunch of the US players' wives. They were horrified by the crowd and, frankly, felt somewhat physically intimidated by the intensity of the hatred. By the way, keep in mind all of this happened when Bubba was president, we were graciously accepting terrorist attacks with virtually no response, and the liberals would tell you that the world loved us. Not quite.

During the rest of our trip in the Greek Islands, spectacularly beautiful by the way, my wife and I learned that Europeans don't believe in lines and rudely jump in front of anyone who stands in front of them. Really, outrageously bad pre-school behavior by everyone.

Incidentally, I have never seen an American on the street of New York be rude to tourists asking directions, but I have seen that everyday when I have been overseas. But, we are supposed to be the ugly Americans when we travel. Go figure.

Miss Universe 2007 - USA's Rachel Smith Booed by Mexicans

Nice, very classy, Mexican crowd boos Miss USA at Miss Universe pageant. Nothing like despising someone as the representative of an entire people. Classy. Way to embarras the entire Mexican people.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Pakistani Teen Charged with Hate Crime

Click on the link to see the WABC video. The Defendant's sister crashed the victim's press conference. The Defendant is two years older than the victim.

The defense as explained by the sister is that the victim wanted to cut his own hair off and the defendant helped him. Given the significance of hair in the Sikh religion, I find this very unlikely. This girl is lucky that one of the Sikh's did not punch her in the face.

7Online.com: New York City and Tri-State News from WABC-TV

Muslim Hate Attack Against Sikh Student in NYC! « Red Alerts

I thought it was weird when I read this story in the Post today. It was obvious that the defendant was probably a Muslim from his picture and name, but the story did not note that the defendants attacked the Sikh boy and cut his hair because of their Islamic beliefs. Later, they must have added that information. I am somewhat surprised at the NYP's political correctness.

Muslim Hate Attack Against Sikh Student in NYC! « Red Alerts

Peaceniks unhinged (language caution)

Peaceniks threaten videographer while Cindy Sheehan preaches that she wants a communist religion in the U.S. No joke.

REMEMBER THE RAMALLAH LYNCHING



The Palestinians do. They are very proud of it. The still of the girl is from a kindergarten pageant in Gaza. See earlier post below for the whole video.

HAMAS KINDERGARTEN

This video was uploaded by a Hamas supporter to YouTube in April. The parents and children are proudly celebrating the Arabic cult of death and the Muslim suicide bombers. What does this say about a society when the entire community unanimously celebrates this type of activity for even young children. It's the second coming of the Nazi Youth.

I wonder if PS 321 in Park Slope will have a Kindergarten pageant in which the children dress up like little Crusaders and chop the heads of the Saracens. We could use fake blood just like the little girl in this video who is celebrating the lynching of the Israeli soldiers a couple of years ago when the crowd placed their hands in the blood of the dead soldiers and waved their bloody hands in the air. I suspect that the parents would believe that such a pageant was sick, twisted, primitive and barbaric, kind of like Arabic society in the Middle East today. This entire generation has been wasted and will be condemned to death.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Steven Levitt: the Freakonomics of inner-city gangs

Interesting economic analysis of life in a crack gang during the height of the crack epidemic. One interesting fact, there was a higher death rate for black men in the inner city than there is for American soldiers in Iraq right now.

Chris Rock about Rap Music

Pretty funny clip of Chris Rock talking about Rap music.

MPAC Spokeswoman Exposed as Terror Supporter « Red Alerts

Classic example of a Muslim spokesperson stating one thing to the gentile public while preaching something completely different to the Arabic speaking audience. Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council states on cable news that she if horrified by support for Osama bin Ladin, but then, lo and behold, it is revealed that she was the managing editor of an Arabic publication that supported Osama bin Ladin. When confronted on the show whether she had been a managing editor, she flat out lied and said, "No." Watch the clip at the link and then click on the "evidence."

Ms. Lekovic is such a big liar, she should apply for Saed Erekat's job. They could always use another professional liar in the public information office of the Palestinian Authority.

MPAC Spokeswoman Exposed as Terror Supporter « Red Alerts

Bush/Gore Grades and SAT Scores

Urban Myth: Gore's SATs were 400 points higher than Bushs.

I tell you it becomes tedious destroying all the left wing myths out there, such as that Bush stole the 2000 election. See my earlier post for that one.

Tim commented on my blog the other day that Gore's SATs were 400 points higher than Bush's. Tim, of course, knows this because he proudly notes that he works in politics in Washington, DC, and he, embarrassingly, notes that he graduated from Columbia College.

In five minutes on the Internet, I discovered that Bush scored 1206 on his SATs and Gore scored 1355, a difference Tim of 149 points, not 400 points. You could have easily found this out before you spouted your nonsense, but you didn't because you (a) work in Washington, DC where lying is a way of life and (b) are a moron.

Please click on the link and note that Bush, Gore, and Kerry were all horrible students. Bush had better grades than Kerry at Yale, but not by much.

Unstated at the link are that Kerry refused to have his military records released because Bush scored higher than Kerry on the military IQ test. Also unstated at the link are that Gore received 5 Fs out of 8 classes when he attended graduate school one year.

Hilariously, Gore received a "D" in "natural sciences" at Harvard, but his scientific ineptitude has not prevented him from discovering the Internet, oxygen, and rising water levels of 20+ feet for New York City.

Of course, I know that all of you out there believe that you are more intelligent than Bush because you all scored more than 1206 on your SATs (and that was before SAT inflation, that's probably more like 1300 today), but the statistics say otherwise.

Bush/Gore Grades and SAT Scores

RETURNING TO BROOKLYN FROM A DAY AT WORK





Last night while coming across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn. I will try to take some pictures at sunset soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Alicia Silverstone snubs Elisabeth Hasselbeck

This is classic. Not only does Elisabeth Hasselbeck have to deal with relentless hostility from the pinheads on her show and the mentally deficient audience, but Alicia Silverstone gets to walk out as a guest after the Rosie and Elisabeth fight, and just like the little junior high school girl that she is, she snubs Elisabeth.

You can tell that she is so happy about the snub that she is practically giddy when she begins to talk, but watch what happens when Elisabeth shows class and starts to question her as if nothing happened, Silverstone practically hyperventilates and can barely put two words together. See Alicia that's the difference between you and Elisabeth. Elisabeth has class. You are just another classless brat who would fit in just fine with the other little girl clique on The View as you make fun of the one person on the show who is independent and has integrity. Nice.

John Gebhardt - A True Representation of our Armed Forces at The Median Sib


ROSIE O'DONNELL BELIEVES THAT AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE TERRORISTS

One of the most hilarious points of the fight between Rosie and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View was Rosie pretending to be hurt because Elisabeth would not state that Rosie does not believe that American soldiers are terrorists. Meanwhile, during the same debate, Rosie said that the U.S. attacked the civilian population of Iraq killing 650,000 Iraqis. Forget the fact that the number is wrong, Rosie is saying that US troops are intentionally targeting Iraqi civilians. Rosie is calling the troops terrorists. It is very clear, and you can't have it both ways.

Iraq Body Count

I attach a link to the wacky left wing anti-war website because of Rosie O'Donnell's statement on The View yesterday that there were 650,000 civilian Iraqi deaths caused by the US invasion. Of course, she is just making those numbers up.

Even by the calculations of the most rabid anti-Americans doing all sorts of double counting, probably counting the bodies of suicide bombers as victims like the international organizations do in Israel, the highest possible number of civilian deaths is 70,243. Rosie is off by a factor of about 10. Needless to say, the overwhelming majority of these alleged deaths are caused by insurgents blowing up cars, trucks, whatever, not as a result of the direct actions of US forces because when the insurgents blow up 100 civilians to try to kill one US soldier, that's still our fault.

Iraq Body Count

Blackmailing Europe - May 24, 2007 - The New York Sun

At the risk of stating the obvious, the Lebanese army is shelling the Palestinian refugee camps to universal acclaim, particularly in Europe. If the Israelis were doing it, there would be demands for sanctions from the UN Security Council, demonstrations in the streets of Europe, and movements to boycott Israel. It is so obvious that the motivating factor for opponents of Israel is anti-Semitism that it is boring to even mention it.

Good article at the link though. It's important to remember all the Palestinians who have died at the hands of their Arab brethren on a scale that dwarfs anything the Israelis have ever done. Europe and the anti-Semites in America never care when Arabs are killing each other. Let a Jew kill and Arab in self-defense though and the crowds go wild. Sad, sad, sad.

Blackmailing Europe - May 24, 2007 - The New York Sun

BROOKLYN BRIDGE

There are many times when I wonder if the high rents, high cost of living of New York, and all the relativistic sheep make New York worth living in, but, then I bike across the Brooklyn Bridge this morning on the way to work, and I change my mind. Below are pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge and from the Brooklyn Bridge as I crossed into Manhattan this morning.

APPROACHING THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE FROM BROOKLYN HEIGHTS


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Poor Elisabeth Hasselbeck

She may not be a deep thinker, but she is absolutely correct about this issue despite what the nuts on the View say. Elisabeth should immediately quit this show and give birth and take care of her kid. She does not need the stress of dealing with these wackos.

Rosie O'Donnell vs. Elisabeth Hasselbeck Cat Fight!

Let me see if I can follow this. Rosie says that American soldiers are attacking and killing Iraqi civilians as a matter of state policy, but she is upset at Elisabeth for not supporting her allegation that she does not believe that the troops are terrorists. ROSIE, YOU BELIEVE THAT OUR TROOPS ARE TERRORIST WHO PURPOSEFULLY ARE KILLING CIVILIANS FOR THE HELL OF IT. Rosie, you are a lying two-faced piece of garbage. You believe that our troops are terrorists, and you should say it if you believe it.

CNN.com In-Depth Specials

Click on the link to read the CNN story regarding The National Opinion Research Center, a group of eight of the biggest and most liberal media companies in America, that counted all the Florida votes after the Supreme Court stopped the recount in 2000 and determined that BUSH STILL WINS BY ANY OF AL GORE'S THEORIES!!! The election was not stolen.

So, next time, you hear some elitist, anti-democratic scumbag lying and stating that George Bush and the Republicans stole the 2000 election, just tell that person to SHUT THE F**K UP!

CNN.com In-Depth Specials:

Joy Behar and Rosie O'Donnell are idiots

Click on the link to see the video of Rosie O'Donnell and Joy Behar fighting with Elisabeth Hasselbeck today. Behar is an anti-democratic idiot, of course, and believes that we should have a coup d'etat against the President. Furthermore, Behar cites statements by pompous blowhard Al Gore and the worst President in American history, the anti-Semitic Jimmy Carter, as proof that Bush is the worst President in history.

Behar repeats the usual wacky stuff starting with the BIG LIE that Bush stole the election in 2000. It is too boring to repeat that every liberal newspaper in America counted all the Florida ballots after the Supreme Court stopped the recount and every liberal wacky newspaper concluded that by any wacky counting strategy BUSH WON THE ELECTION -- so stop crying you anti-democratic elitist pigs. Move to Iran if you want to steal an election.

By the way, Rosie does believe our troops are terrorists, and, contrary to what Rosie states, 650,000 Iraqis are not dead.

Joy Behar did not give a list of facts, she repeated a list of conspiracy theories, and I find it hilarious that she listed her wacky statements knowing that she would get Rosie and Elisabeth all worked up, and then sits back and pretends that she is shocked at the resulting fight. Nice.

Mediacenter - ABC4.com

Debunking The 9/11 Myths - Mar. 2005 Cover Story - Popular Mechanics

Click on the linked article to read Popular Mechanics in depth story debunking Rose O'Donnell, Charlie Sheen, and all the other halfwit conspiracy theorists out there.

Debunking The 9/11 Myths - Mar. 2005 Cover Story - Popular Mechanics

Rosie O'Donnell Opens 9/11 Conspiracy 'View' Debate

I tell you I have a lot of sympathy with Elisabeth Hasselbeck having to fight the good fight everyday by herself against Rosie O'Donnell and the other pinheads on the view. Having said that, she is a pinhead for saying that Saddam Hussein has anything to do with September 11th. He didn't and that was not one of the reasons cited for going to war with Iraq. We went to war with Iraq because everyone on the planet believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, he violated dozens of UN regulations, he tried to kill an American president and was bona fide nut, and we were afraid that he would give a weapon of mass destruction to Al Qaeda or some other terrorist group. Perfectly reasonable reasons for taking him down although the execution was atrocious. To this day, I have no problem with the decision to go to war there. I feel comfortable that we have not had another terrorist attack in the U.S., and I believe that it has a lot to do with the fact that we are killing Al Qaeda everyday in Iraq and Afghanistan. May we continue to kill them for the rest of time.

Fortunately, just after Hasselbeck says that she believes that Saddam had some connection to September 11th, that big fat dope Rosie is even more stupid and starts with her own wacky, ignorant, easily debunked conpiracy theories regarding the melting of metal at 7 WTC.

I will link the Popular Mechanics magazine article dealing with all the wacky conspiracy theories around 9/11 shortly. In the meantime, please enjoy two idiots talking to each other across a table about 9/11.

A Muslim Friend of America - May 23, 2007 - The New York Sun

This actually puts me in a good mood. I hope he is not assasinated.

Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari, former dean and head of the Islamic Law department of the University of Qatar denounces the conspiracies in the Muslim world that say that Jews or Americans were behind September 11th, asserts that the invasion of Afghanistan was not terrorism but legitimate self-defense, and supports the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Go figure, he is less of a kook than the average New Yorker and Charlie Sheen. Maybe, he should teach at the Arabic school in Brooklyn. He could attempt to persuade the principal that Arabs and Muslims were responsible for September 11th, not Jews and Americans.

A Muslim Friend of America - May 23, 2007 - The New York Sun

Alcoholic Prohibition in Southern Baptist Churches

I have always wondered where the prohibition against alcohol comes from in Christian churches since Jesus was a drinker himself. If you click on the link, there is an interesting article by someone whom I believe grew up Baptist. Apparently, the prohibition came out of the American Temperance Movement and then the weak theological justifications for abstinence from alcohol came after the fact.

Alcoholic Prohibition in Southern Baptist Churches

JORDIN SPARKS WILL RULE

The competition is over. If there is any justice, Jordin will win. Side by side with Blake, there is just no comparison. Blake is cool, he seems like a nice guy, he has good manners, but he is not even in the same galaxy as a singer as Jordin, who, I believe, will be a superstar like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Her voice is beautiful. On the first song last night, if you closed your eyes, it actually sounded like Cristina Aguilera singing. Apparently, a lot of people believe that Aguilera has a great voice. What does that make Jordin?

The last song? She owned it -- a song that no one has ever heard before, and she blew the audience away, so much feeling, so dramatic, she should go into acting in addition to singing. It is just sick that a 17-year-old has so much talent, and, then on top of everything, she is hands down going to be the best looking winner ever, and I predict that by the time she is 25, she is going to be an incredibly attractive woman.

She has got it all.

Now to digress. What was up with Randy Jackson's bizarre Confederate Army Uniform/Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band/Madonna crucifix look? Wow, I don't know what to say, but I thought I would briefly post some pictures to show that Randy Jackson has no fashion fear at all. What is amazing about this guy is that he really has done everything in the music business. He was a bassist in Journey, a huge platinum selling group, he has played with everyone, and he is an incredibly successful producer. He has had a very interesting life. I might actually buy his book, if he ever writes a memoir.

The confederate war uniform look.

Randy with the other members of Journey.

Randy singing with Journey.Randy recording an album with Richard Marx in 1991.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Steve Nash has eyes on the back of his head!

Sharpton / Hitchens Debate - Can Morality Exist Without God?

George Galloway debates Christopher Hitchens: Part 2

George Galloway debates Christopher Hitchens: Part 1

George Galloway, racist, scumbag, moron vs. Christopher Hitchens, brave man of independent conscience on the War in Iraq.

Christopher Hitchens Flips off the Audience at Bill Maher

God, I do love Christopher Hitchens, and, after this, we may not know if Bush is stupid, but we do know that Bill Maher is stupid.

Christopher Hitchens vs Bill Maher

God, I hate Bill Maher. Aside from the fact that he is an incredibly insecure guy and hates women, he is a moron. Funny clip with Christopher Hitchens flipping off his audience and then an explanation of why Ahmadinejad is so crazy.

Christopher Hitchens on Islam

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS on The DEATH of JERRY FALWELL-CNN 360

The original Hitchens comments that got everyone upset.

UCI Intifada

Muslim speaker at UC Irvine says that Mossad blew up the WTC in 1993 and 2001. Videotaper is then threatened by audience. Nothing unusual. Most Muslims think Jews are responsible for September 11th or, at least, they claim that Jews are responsible.

Vermont Cancer Center - The Penelope and Sam Fund for Neuroblastoma Research


Penelope, an incredibly brave four-year-old, passed away from Neuroblastoma on Saturday. She fought a hard and painful battle for years. If anyone would like to donate in her name or to find a cure for this horrible disease, click on one of the links below. The first link is for a foundation set up by her parents. The second is for Penelope's tree at the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Fund website.

Vermont Cancer Center - The Penelope and Sam Fund for Neuroblastoma Research

http://www.lunchforlife.org/giving_tree.aspx?cid=280

Below, find the last post that Penelope's father left on her blog on Friday before she passed away on Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m.

Friday, May 18, 2007 1:49 PM CDT

Things We need to remember:

Penelope hasn't opened her eyes more all day

Penelope must be blind in her left eye as it is purple and shut

Penelope hasn't moved an inch on her own in four days

Penelope has not eaten or had anything to drink in five days

Penelope has lost the ability to use her left hand and her right hand is starting to fail too

Penelope has a lesion coming out of her skull and keeps complaining of dizziness

Penelope's legs have been hurting all the time

Penelope's left leg is believed to be fractured and she is believed to have internal bleeding in her leg

Penelope's abdomen is very distended and making her very uncomfortable

Penelope can no longer suck her thumb or hold her "Bear Bear"

Penelope can barely find the strength to utter a word and we desperately try to decipher the sounds coming out of her mouth

Penelope is on more methadone than can be believed

Penelope still nods when asked if she want to be told stories

Penelope has told everyone she wants them to be happy

Penelope told Daddy "I am not crying, so you don't cry" (I am trying but it is so hard)

Penelope is told "We love you" by her mommy and daddy about 1,000 times a day

Penelope has not complained ONCE about what is happening to her

Penelope, when told that there is a place called heaven that waits for her, told me "I know. I will go when I am ready"

PENELOPE, WE LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN DESCRIBE, YOU ARE OUR BEST FRIEND, OUR PRINCESS, OUR HERO! OUR HEARTS WILL ALWAYS BE CONNECTED!

Some US Muslims justify suicide attacks - Yahoo! News

I am trying to process some of the data from this poll of American Muslims. 5% of American Muslims have a favorable view of Al Qaeda. The poll, of course, since it is run by the politically correct says "only 5%" of American Muslims have a favorable view of Al Qaeda. 5% of 6 million is about 300,000 people. There are 300,000 Muslims in the United States who have a favorable view of Al Qaeda, a terrorist organization that committed the worst attack on the United States in history and seeks to destroy the United States and impose an Islamic Caliphate on the entire world. In other words, 300,000 American Muslims support the destruction of America and have values that are completely inconsistent with liberal secularism and democracy. OK, I guess we should feel good about that.

25% of American Muslims refuse to express an opinion about Al Qaeda. In other words, 1.5 million American Muslims refused to express an opinion about Al Qaeda because they have a favorable opinion of Al Qaeda and seek to destroy secular, democratic America.

60% of American Muslims do not believe that the 9/11 suicide bombers were Arabs. Apparently, Deborah Almontasar, the principal of the new NYC Islamic public school is a typical representative of the American Muslim community because she also doesn't believe that the 9/11 suicide bombers were Arabs or Muslims. Who do you think they believe committed the attacks? Jews, Mossad, the U.S. government, take your pick.

Yup, it is only a matter of time before a home grown American Muslim blows up a NYC bus or subway train, just a matter of time.

Some US Muslims justify suicide attacks - Yahoo! News

Some US Muslims justify suicide attacks - Yahoo! News

Read carefully, 26% of American Muslims under the age of 30 believe that suicide attacks against civilians are sometimes justified. Wow. I would like to see a poll of Christians, Buddhists, and Hindus and see what the breakdown in those religions is.

According to Eide Alawan, who directs interfaith outreach at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich., one of the nation's largest mosques, "We have crazies just like other faiths have them." Actually, Mr. Alaway, YOU HAVE A LOT MORE CRAZIES THAN THE OTHER FAITHS, and the fact that the Muslim community does not recognize this and take an extremely strong and proactive position against suicide bombing of civilians is a serious problem and suggests that Islam supports it.

Some US Muslims justify suicide attacks - Yahoo! News

Gulp! HG's Summer Sips Shockers! - Hungry Girl on Yahoo! Food

Check out the milkshake at Fatburger -- 880 calories a pop. That's like enough calories to live on a day. Unbelievable, I have to try one of those.

Gulp! HG's Summer Sips Shockers! - Hungry Girl on Yahoo! Food: "

The Real Arab School Fear - May 22, 2007 - The New York Sun

Let's see, all 12 members of the Board of the new Arabic public school are connected to Islamic religious institutions. I guess there is no need for us to worry about overt Islamic teaching at the school.

Hey, this is OK, as long as at the new Italian and Irish schools, all members of the Boards are members of the Archdiocese of New York. Apparently, the NYC school system is breaking up into ethnic and religious enclaves, and you better get your kids into the ethnic school of your choice before it is too late.

The Real Arab School Fear - May 22, 2007 - The New York Sun

Monday, May 21, 2007

Advisor to NYC “Arabic Language” School Once Threatened NYU with Violence! « Red Alerts

Rob Taylor from Red Alerts, one of my favorite blogs, points out that an advisor to the new NYC public school in Brooklyn is an Imam who indirectly threatened violence during the Danish cartoon controversy, and, clearly based upon the linked letter does not support free speech and freedom of religion in the university setting, let alone the greater society.

Please note that this is a mainstream religious leader who acknowledges that Muslims cannot be controlled and will react with violence to slights against their alleged prophet, peace not be upon him.

Advisor to NYC “Arabic Language” School Once Threatened NYU with Violence! « Red Alerts

WARD CHURCHILL'S 1980 RESUME


If you are wondering, how did a guy with only a master's degree in cross-cultural communications from a fifth rate university receive tenure within a couple of years and then become Chairman of the CU Ethnic Studies Department, well, he stamped Indian at the top of his resume, that's how.
That is what is key about this guy -- he has used his fake ancestry his whole life to get stuff. He is a classic con man and his followers are sheep.

INDIAN TRIBE REJECTS CHURCHILL'S CLAIM OF MEMBERSHIP

Tribe rejects Churchill's allegation.

Rocky Mountain News: Local

CU disregards warnings that Churchill is not an Indian for years.

Click on link.

Rocky Mountain News: Local

HOW DID WARD EVER BECOME A PROFESSOR LET ALONE CHAIRMAN OF THE DEPARTMENT

It's a mystery. Apparently, no one was paying attention.

Rocky Mountain News: Local

Report on Conclusion of Preliminary Review | Ward Churchill | Special Report | News Center | University of Colorado at Boulder

For those of you who want to read the University of Colorado report disclosing what a fraud Churchill is, click on the link.

Report on Conclusion of Preliminary Review Ward Churchill Special Report News Center University of Colorado at Boulder

Rocky Mountain News Churchill Files

After reading about Ward after September 11th, I knew that anyone who looked into him would find that he has lied about everything in his life. I was familiar with this from my years as a prosecutor. People who tell big lies, tend to lie about anything. Therefore, if you want to see every statement in his life debunked and Ward revealed as the plagiarizer, misrepresenter, copyright violator, fake Indian that he is, click on the link.

Rocky Mountain News: Local

Rocky Mountain News Report -- Ward Churchill is not an Indian

According to the Rocky Mountain News, "However, an extensive genealogical search by the Rocky Mountain News identified 142 direct forebears of Churchill and turned up no evidence of a single Indian ancestor among them - including Joshua."

The News added, "The News also located two male descendants of Richard Tyner - Joshua Tyner's father - who underwent DNA tests last year. The tests showed that the Tyner line goes back to northern European ancestry with no hint of male Indian blood."

Ward's response to this when I heard him speak at the New School was that he does not trust DNA testing, which is why he wants people who are innocent of crimes to remain in jail even when they are exonerated by DNA evidence.

Ward's entire evidence that he is an Indian is that his grandma told him so when he was growing up as a white boy in Illinois. If you question his ancestry, Ward breaks down, crys and says that you are insulting his grandma.

The only conclusive evidence is that Ward is descended from Georgia slave owners. Read the article.

Rocky Mountain News: Local

Rocky Mountain News: Local

For those of you who want to really did into this, click on the link to read some of Ward's changing stories regarding his ancestry.

Rocky Mountain News: Local

Rocky Mountain News - Denver and Colorado's reliable source for breaking news, sports and entertainment: Editorials

The Rocky Mountain News discusses the Ward Churchill fraud.

Rocky Mountain News - Denver and Colorado's reliable source for breaking news, sports and entertainment: Editorials

Ward Churdhill: FREEDOM FOR A FRAUD - Editorials - New York Post Online Edition

Good editorial in the New York Post about everyone's favorite snake oil salesman.

FREEDOM FOR A FRAUD - Editorials - New York Post Online Edition

The End of Education As We Know It - May 21, 2007 - The New York Sun

According to Youssef Ibrahim, "In the Arab world of today, the word 'intellectual' has come to refer to a person who reads newspapers regularly. An 'educated' person is someone who holds a high school diploma." Of course, this would still qualify you to be the Chairperson of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Depressing article about why the Arab world is mired in a morass of ignorance from which they will probably never awake. I am sure that a lot of academics will tell us that this is somehow our problem. Actually, it's the fault of Islam.

The End of Education As We Know It - May 21, 2007 - The New York Sun:

John Maynard Bruno - May 21, 2007 - The New York Sun

So sad. This article basically reinforces everything that I think about New York State politics. Basically, there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. While that is somewhat true on the national scene, it is absolutely true on the state level.

Neither party believes in restricting spending, both parties believe in heavy taxation. The only point to politics in Albany is to steal as much money as you can from the state electorate to satisfy your constituents and special interest groups. That's it. No one will ever slash taxes, and if national regulations destroy Wall Street (which is slowly happening), NYS is going to go right down the toilet. All the vibrant businesses will move somewhere else.

Particularly depressing point from this article, State Senator Bruno believes that the only way to solve economic problems in the state is to throw money at them. He sounds just like a democrat. It hasn't worked for 40 years, but what does he care. He delivers pork to Troy, and his contitutents continue to elect him. Who cares about the rest of the State.

John Maynard Bruno - May 21, 2007 - The New York Sun

Saturday, May 19, 2007

OC Blog: UCI Intifada: Preaching Terror on Campus

Anti-Semitic Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine threatens student who videotapes speech by racist conspiracy theorist Muslim who claims that Mossad is responsible for September 11th.

OC Blog: UCI Intifada: Preaching Terror on Campus

Friday, May 18, 2007

CORNELL HISTORY PROFESSOR ERIC CHEYFITZ HAS NO INTEGRITY

Click on the link to read an interview with Cheyfitz and others in which he defends Ward Churchill against allegations that he has plagiarized, ghost written articles, and falsely stated historical evidence. Basically, Cheyfitz maintains that if a bunch of liars quote each other then that represents authentic academic debate. Also, if a professor admits that she did shoddy research or relied on Churchill's lies in publishing a book, then until she retracts the book and corrects it, it doesn't matter if she was wrong or if she states that she was wrong. Quoting her still supports Churchill's false positions, i.e. that a U.S. law, the 1887 General Allotment Act refers to "blood quantum" when it does not. All you have to do is read the law to know that she and Churchill are wrong, but Cheyfitz defends citing her even when she was wrong because she relied on Churchill and did not read the law.

Despicable. I would never believe anything that Cheyfitz states in an article or book, and I think he should be fired for the unethical, incompetent research standards that he supports.

Churchill backers misrepresented sources, relied on faulty books : CU News : Boulder Daily Camera

Submission, part 1 - Google Video


Recently, I finished "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It is an incredibly powerful book. I directly related to the story of a woman fleeing an oppressive family and religion, finding herself, and freeing herself to be a completely independent person, slave to no orthodoxy or dogma. Once you are freed, you can never go back.

I cannot relate to the courage of Ayaan, however, because I cannot imagine the terror and horror of her life from the day of her birth, to when she was held down at the age of five by female relatives and had her clitoris and labia excised and the wound roughly sewn, to the beatings, imprisonment, and abuse that is divinely authorized by Islam and endemic in the lands in which Ayaan lived -- Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya.

After reading this book, I defy anyone to suggest that there is anything positive to say about the treatment of women in Islam. As Ayaan points out, in Islam, God himself, authorized the beating, sexual enslavement (you must be available to your husband whenever he wants), imprisonment, servitude, and slavery of women. Ayaan notes that it is no coincidence that the Islamic world lags behind the West. Half the population is enslaved and prohibited from participating in intellectual inquiry and the development of society, how could anyone expect Islam to compete with free societies?

Ayaan also notes that the West is filled with hypocrites who refuse to criticize and condone the beating, circumcision and degradation of Muslim women and children in the name of multiculturalism. Given the recent discussion of an Arabic and Islamic cultural school in Park Slope, it is interesting to read Ayaan's withering criticism of religious and ethnic public schools based upon her experience in the Netherlands. In Ayaan's opinion, separate schools for Muslims means the perpetuation of discrimination against women and children (children because they are forced to live in a world in which women are beaten and abused and who will be taught to not question or use their intellect because Islam requires the complete non-rational, non-questioning submission to Allah and the Koran).

If you click on the link, you can see the 11 minute movie for which Ayaan's collaborator, Theo Van Gogh, was butchered on the streets of Amsterdam by being shot, having his throat slit, and then having a manifesto stabbed to his chest, which among other things declared that Ayaan would be killed for her apostasy. As Ayaan would say, the murderer of Theo Van Gogh was a good Muslim. He did what the Koran says you should do to infidels and apostates, cut off their heads.

Ayaan has not been silenced despite even the recent Pennsylvania Imam calling for her death when she spoke at a Pennsylvania college. As Ayaan said, the Imam is a good Muslim.

For those of you who still don't understand, the problem is Islam. The people who commit these atrocious acts are good Muslims. That is why so few Muslims condemn September 11th or, as in the case of the principal of the Arabic school in Brooklyn, make up disingenuous excuses for why the Muslim murderers are not Arab or Muslim when they obviously are.

Basically, Islamic apologists believe that people in the West are just too stupid to figure it out if they continue to lie to their faces, and they are right.

Submission, part 1 - Google Video

BIG LOVE


For those of you who are not familiar with Big Love, Chloe Sevigny, who I have always felt is a fantastic if risky fashionista, is a huge reason to watch. She pretty much hit this outfit out of the park. I love it.

'IDOL' WORSHIP FITTING FOR B'WAY'S FANTASIA By CLIVE BARNES - Theater - New York Post Online Edition

Wow, I think this is the best Broadway review that I have ever read, and I previously heard that the play was somewhat unwieldy. I will have to take the wife. She loves the movie.

'IDOL' WORSHIP FITTING FOR B'WAY'S FANTASIA By CLIVE BARNES - Theater - New York Post Online Edition

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Exchange between Anderson Cooper and Christopher Hitchens

I don't like to pile on someone when they have just died, but I have to say that I completely agree with Hitchens about this one. Apparently, this was from a CNN interview of Hitchens.

COOPER: Christopher, I'm not sure if you believe in heaven, but, if you do, do you think Jerry Falwell is in it?

HITCHENS: No. And I think it's a pity there isn't a hell for him to go to.

COOPER: What is it about him that brings up such vitriol?

HITCHENS: The empty life of this ugly little charlatan proves only one thing, that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and to truth in this country if you will just get yourself called reverend. Who would, even at your network, have invited on such a little toad to tell us that the attacks of September the 11th were the result of our sinfulness and were God's punishment if they hadn't got some kind of clerical qualification? People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup. The whole consideration of this -- of this horrible little person is offensive to very, very many of us who have some regard for truth and for morality, and who think that ethics do not require that lies be told to children by evil old men, that we're -- we're not told that people who believe like Falwell will be snatched up into heaven, where I'm glad to see he skipped the rapture, just found on the floor of his office, while the rest of us go to hell. How dare they talk to children like this? How dare they raise money from credulous people on their huckster-like Elmer Gantry radio stations, and fly around in private jets, as he did, giggling and sniggering all the time at what he was getting away with? Do you get an idea now of what I mean to say?

COOPER: Yes, no, I think — I think you're making yourself very clear.

.: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works :: Minority Page :.

From the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, a list of scientists who formerly supported the extreme scaremongers of global warming and who are reversing their positions after examining the data.

.: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works :: Minority Page :.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

American Idol Update

It appears from all the message boards and media outlets that either Jordin or Blake are going home tonight. I think it is going to be a very exciting night, and I am not even sure that Melinda is safe.

Objectively, I believe that Jordin and Melinda are the two best singers, but all three performers were good last night, and Blake, who has the ability to really suck at times, was consistently very good for him. I thought Roxsanne was his weakest performance but not unlistenable and he smoked the Maroon 5 song and was solid on the Robin Thicke song. Assuming that he appeals to a whole audience of girls who may prefer him to Melinda and Jordin, he may shock people and stay around tonight.

Simon has basically picked Melinda to win, apparently, because of her consistency. I get it. She is the most consistent, and Jordin can be inconsistent at times. However, when Jordin is at her best, such as on the last song she performed, "I who have nothing," she is my favorite in the whole contest and clearly better than Melinda. Melinda is great, but the fact is that I have not gone out and purchased any songs because of Melinda, and I have purchased about four songs because of Jordin. To me, that's definitive proof of who I like better. I want Jordin to win.

Simon's bad review of Jordin's last song, which I thought was spectacular, is a joke and proof that he is playing favorites and wants Melinda to win.

Having said all of the above, any of them can go home tonight. Last year, the best two contestants (1) Chris Daughtry and (2) Elliot Yamin went home at number 4 and number 3 leaving a gray haired somewhat epileptic kid from Alabama and a hot chick from LA as numbers 1 and 2. I got why America voted for the hot chick, I am still confused about the Alabama guy. Therefore, I know that anything can happen tonight.

None of it matters. Jordin is going to have a great career.

P.S. Did you notice how stressed out Philippe Sparks looked? I bet he is more nervous about this competition than any event in which he ever competed. He is having a hard time enjoying himself.

P.S.S. The funniest moment of the night -- Sir Mix-A-Lot and Blake rapping to "Baby Got Back" before the home crowd in Seattle. That was great.

MARY JANE IS SPIDEY 'SENSUOUS' By NEIL GRAVES - Nationalnews - New York Post Online Edition



My four year old son is really into Spiderman. I am thinking about buying him the new Marvel Mary Jane doll. I am not sure if I should check with the wife first. What do you think? By the way, this is not a joke. This is a real Marvel product.

MARY JANE IS SPIDEY 'SENSUOUS' By NEIL GRAVES - Nationalnews - New York Post Online Edition