Friday, March 31, 2006

Rice admits "thousands" of errors in Iraq


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060331/pl_nm/britain_usa_rice_dc_8

BLACKBURN, England (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza accepted on Friday the United States had probably made thousands of errors in Iraq but defended the overall strategy of removing Saddam Hussein.

"Yes, I know we have made tactical errors, thousands of them," she said in answer to a question over whether lessons had been learned since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.


Secretary Rice, let me help you with that math. These are rough estimates because we don't know for sure how many you have slaughtered but here goes:

2,400+ American Soldiers Dead
30,000+ wounded (most are without limbs)

100,000+ Iraqi civilians dead

i'd say there were a few thousand errors..... you evil bitch

Prayer Doesn't Aid Recovery, Study Finds


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/30/AR2006033000902.html?referrer=email&referrer=email

Praying for other people to recover from an illness is ineffective, according to the largest, best-designed study to examine the power of prayer to heal strangers at a distance.

The study of more than 1,800 heart-bypass patients found that those who had people praying for them had as many complications as those who did not. In fact, one group of patients who knew they were the subject of prayers fared worse.

Surprisingly, 59 percent of the patients who knew they were being prayed for experienced complications.

No shit... that's because there is no God, you freaks.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

YO, FUCK YOU... YOU MUTHA FUCKIN' MOOLIE


EVA HERD OF THE JUDCIAL BRANCH?

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=132848

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT JERKOFF... TAKE IT UP WITH MY BOSS... JESUS FUCKIN CHRIST

LEAVE THE GUN, TAKE THE CANNOLI

Weird News Of The Day-Cop Wrestles Pot Bags Out of Dog's Mouth

BOSTON, Mar. 29, 2006
(AP) This Prada's bag was no designer purse. A Boston detective searching the apartment of a drug suspect wound up wrestling a sack containing 108 bags of marijuana out of the clenched jaws of a pitbull named Prada.The dog was running around carrying a tan-colored bag Tuesday as police were searching the apartment, where they had already found a loaded gun, $1,000 cash and 14 bags of marijuana.Prada did not give up without a fight.When an officer tried to grab Prada's bag, the pooch pulled back. The plastic tore, and police said could they could see bags of marijuana inside the sack in Prada's mouth."All 108 bags were recovered from the dog's mouth after a vigorous struggle," police said in a written statement.Officers locked Prada in a dog crate. They also arrested three people at the apartment.

uh.uh..uh... i, mean what do you think? i'm some sort of dumbass?


don't be silly Mr. President. we don't think you are a dumbass. we think you are a dumbass lying sack of shit for brains.....

is this the gesture the kid uses after being Scaliad???? he he he he

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Debt Snowball - Prime goes to 7.75%


a little humor from the folks at snl......

http://www.devilducky.com/media/41738

Justices Hint That They'll Rule on Challenge Filed by Detainee

By LINDA GREENHOUSE
Published: March 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, March 28 — As the justices of the Supreme Court took their seats Tuesday morning to hear Osama bin Laden's former driver challenge the Bush administration's plan to try him before a military commission, one question — perhaps the most important one — was how protective the justices would be of their jurisdiction to decide the case.

The answer emerged gradually, but by the end of the tightly packed 90-minute argument, it was fairly clear: highly protective.
At least five justices — Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, David H. Souter and John Paul Stevens — appeared ready to reject the administration's argument that the Detainee Treatment Act, passed and signed into law after the court accepted the case in November, had stripped the court of jurisdiction.

you can read the rest at
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/29/politics/29scotus.html

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ludington web cam...

Weird News Of The Day-Names in the News

Arrested in February in Town Creek, Ala., on drug-related charges: University of North Alabama basketball player Reprobatus Bibbs ("reprobate," in the dictionary, is "morally depraved" or "beyond hope of salvation"). And sought in a February shooting death in New Orleans: 20-year-old Ivory Harris, whose nickname is "Be Stupid." [Florence Times Daily, 2-18-06] [Times-Picayune, 3-9-06]


Like the two brothers, Lemonjello and Orangello...or Nosmo King...or Carol Coe Carroll, and her son, rest in peace, Coe Carroll...

Eclipse Tomorrow Will Blot Out the Sun


ACCRA, Ghana - Tourists and scientists were gathering at spots around the world for a solar show — the first total eclipse in years, which will sweep northeast from Brazil to Mongolia, blotting out the sun across swathes of of the world's poorest lands.

Wednesday's eclipse will blot out the sun in highly populated areas, including west Africa, where governments scrambled to educate people about the dangers of looking at the eclipse without proper eye protection.

One Indian paper advised pregnant women not to go outside during the eclipse to avoid having a blind baby or one with a cleft lip. Food cooked before the eclipse should be thrown out afterward because it will be impure and those who are holding a knife or ax during the eclipse will cut themselves, the Hindustan Times added.

Monday, March 27, 2006

2ND PLACE.......

Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind... wah.... wah, wah, wah

Johansson Tops FHM's 'Sexiest Women' Poll


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TRY AGAIN

World Record Motorcycle Jump - Longest Motorcycle Jump 277.5 Feet ...
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Shiite Officials Express Anger Over U.S. Clash With Militia

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/27/international/27cnd-iraq.html?hp&ex=1143522000&en=49997229b254a332&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Bush still insists there is not a civil war happening...right now...RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IRAQ. Please note that US personnel are going to be especially targeted now in retaliation of the attack. Our government is saying it was not a mosque...but the Iraqis have thrown the bullshit flag...

Weird News Of The Day-Marines Try to Recruit 78-Year-Old Woman


(AP) Sonia Goldstein was flattered by the nice recruiting letter asking her to consider becoming one of "the few, the proud." But at age 78, she believes she's just a little old to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps."I couldn't believe it," Goldstein told KCAL-TV on Friday. "My girls were sitting here ... we were in hysterics, we laughed so hard."The letter told her the corps could use her unique language skills, but also warned that life as a Marine would test her physical and mental abilities "beyond anything you've ever known.""There I am with my walker. I can't maneuver from here to there without it," said Goldstein, who added that her only language is English."I'll do whatever I could for this wonderful country we live in," she said. "But you know, this is kind of stretching it a bit."The Marines ordinarily recruit people 18 to 27, said Maj. Joseph Kloppel, a corps spokesman. He said the letter must have been sent by mistake."Seventy-eight is obviously too old," Kloppel added.

Boy, we have some real crack recruiters...nice job...

Bush Was Set on Path to War, Memo by British Adviser Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/27/international/europe/27memo.html?hp&ex=1143522000&en=1a8220fd45b2aca0&ei=5094&partner=homepage

this story is getting surprisingly little coverage in the main press... it basically confirms what we already knew: George Bush is a lying sack of shit for brains.

Friday, March 24, 2006

#8 Bracket-ology...

STANDINGS: as of 3:00 3/24

Daniel Webster 33 victories
Mr. Baber (pronounced Babbaaaaarrr) 33 victories
Mrs. Kid 32 victories
Character Zero 30 victories
The Cynic 29 victories
The Kid 28 victories
Grace Under Pressure (how was that date?) 28 victories
Socrates 27 victories
and bringin' up the rear...you guessed it, "a little theme music please...ba ba bababa ba ba baaaa....ba ba baaaa ba ba baaaa ba ba baaaaa ba...ba ba bababa bababaaaa...babababaaaa bababa baaaaaa...."
Mr. Mayor 25 victories

Bush Punts


By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff

So now that we know any final U.S. withdrawal from Iraq will be decided by the next president, it's reasonable to wonder who that person will be.
Leaving aside whether President Bush intended this or not, all the headlines about "American troops to stay until 2009" seem almost to diminish his role in the war that he started.




*read the rest of Mr. Kurtz at

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2006/03/23/BL2006032300446.html

Maybe warming up?

Weird News Of The Day-World's first beer health spa

The world's first beer health centre has opened in the cellar of a family brewery in the Czech Republic.
Beer baths, beer massages and beer cosmetics are on offer at the spa at the Chodovar Family brewery in Chodova Plana.
The converted cellars include seven huge Victorian style baths where guests can swim in beer while enjoying a pint poured at a bathside bar.
Guests on £80 weekend packages can indulge in a range of health treatments including beer wraps, starting at £12 per session.
Owner Jiri Plevka said: "Beer can treat a range of conditions, particularly skin conditions, and the health centre should appeal to men who are put off by 'posh' traditional spas.
"I have heard of some places in other countries where people can swim in beer but it's just a gimmick.
"We believe in the healing properties of beer and we offer the full range of treatments. We are a fully-fledged beer spa."

WOW...WOW...WOW...

New Home Sales Plummet in February


http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060324/economy.html?.v=6

puke factor setting in...
West saw 29% decline
South saw 6.4% decline
inventories are rising with over 6 months supply on the market... look out in chenal

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Weird News Of The Day-Woman Claims She Was Fired for Bumpersticker

By Matthew Rothschild
The Progressive

Linda Laroca has a bumpersticker on her car that says, “1360 Air America Progressive Talk Radio.”
That allegedly got her into trouble with her boss at Advantage Sales and Marketing, according to an article in North County Times by Teri Figueroa.
Laroca appeared on the Ed Schultz radio show on March 10 and gave this account.
She and her boss were speaking in a parking lot when her boss noticed the bumpersticker.
“Isn’t that the Al Franken leftwing talkshow?”
Laroca says she thought maybe this was a trick question so she hesitated and then said yes.
“Don’t you know our country is on high alert?” her boss responded, according to Laroca. “For all I know you could be Al Qaeda. You’re fired.”
Schultz asked Laroca what she did next.
“I picked up my jaw and drove home,” Laroca said.
Laroca is suing Advantage Sales and Marketing and the woman who allegedly fired her.
A media relations person at Advantage Sales and Marketing would not comment, and would not allow her name to be used.
Laroca says the manager called her the next Monday and offered her the job back.
“She said, ‘I was joking,’ ” Laroca told Schultz.
Schultz asked Laroca if she still has that bumpersticker on her car. “Oh, you better believe it,” she said. “I’m going to wear it proudly.”

YOU GO GIRLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!

At Least 56 Dead in Latest Iraq Violence - and still counting....


BAGHDAD, Iraq - Despite assurances from the Bush Administration and Republican Presidential hopeful Gov Mike Huckabee that talks of a civil war are "blown out of proportion", at least 56 Iraqis died Thursday in violence, including a car bombing that killed 25 people in the third major attack on a police lockup in three days.A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance to the Interior Ministry Major Crimes unit in Baghdad's central Karradah district, killing 10 civilians and 15 policemen employed there, authorities said.

Before Dubya and Huck-a-fuck make such moronic and outlandish comments i think they need to strap on a flak jacket and make a little visit to the hornets nest.....

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Weird News Of The Day-Man's Toddler Son Wanders Into Strip Club

TULSA, Okla., Mar. 22, 2006
(AP) A Kansas man was arrested at a Tulsa strip club after police say his toddler son wandered from an unlocked car into the club over the weekend.Christopher Greg Killion, 31, was arrested Saturday on a complaint of "encouraging a minor child to be in need of supervision." He posted $500 bond and was released from the Tulsa Jail.The toddler told police that his father told him to stay in the car, and that if he left it, "monsters would eat him," reports indicate.A manager at the club had called police to report that about 30 minutes after Killion entered the club, a 3- to 4-year-old boy came inside looking for his father.Officers determined that the boy had been left alone in a car in the strip club's parking lot. The car was unlocked and parked about 20 feet from a four-lane street. It was raining and 45 degrees outside at the time, an officer noted in the police report.

RIGHT ON, LITTLE FELLA!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBSSSSS!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bush Battles Back On Iraq (he he he)


he he he..."If I didn't believe we could succeed, I wouldn't be there. I wouldn't put those kids there," Mr. Bush declared at the hour-long news conference in the White House briefing room.

he he he..."I don't believe he should resign. He's done a fine job. Every war plan looks good on paper until you meet the enemy," he said of Defense Sec. Rumsfeld.

he he he..."Nobody likes war. It creates a sense of uncertainty in the country," he said. "War creates trauma."

he he he..."There are other voices coming out of Iraq, by the way, other than Mr. Allawi, who I know by the way — like. A good fellow."

he he he..."I can understand how Americans are worried about whether or not we can win," Mr. Bush said, adding that most Americans want victory "but they're concerned about whether or not we can win."

whaaaaaaaaaattttttttt??????

Weird News Of The Day-60-pound beaver removed from Gun Lake drain

This is from the Ludington Daily News...

By BRIAN MULHERIN
Daily News Staff Writer
A whale of a beaver has been removed from the Gun Lake drain.
Dan Rohde, a Mason County Drain Commission employee, caught a beaver that weighed better than 60 pounds from the drain over the weekend, using a foothold trap.

“She moved into a lake on the drain in the fall of last year,” Rohde said. “It was actually quite late for her to move into a new area. She dammed twice, so I set traps and left them over the winter to keep her from damming and she never did.
“I went in last week Friday and reset traps to catch her and caught her over the weekend.”
Rohde said the beaver was the third largest he’s ever trapped. The largest, a 74-pounder, was trapped off Hansen Road.
Rohde said the beaver was the 17th trapped from the Gun Lake drain in the last seven years. Gun Lake has a court-ordered level, so keeping beavers from damming up the drain is imperative.
Drain Commissioner David Hasenbank said a hearing scheduled for yesterday to challenge a board of determination finding of “no necessity” for improvements on the drain was canceled. A group of homeowners on Gun Lake had sought to appeal the finding, but dropped the appeal.
Rohde said only problem beavers are trapped.
“We certainly don’t go out to eliminate the beaver population, it’s just when they start causing trouble,” Rohde said.
“We have a lot of beavers. There’s beavers in all of the major rivers, whenever there’s high water, they move into all of the tributaries. We had about four years where we didn’t have problems in any of the county drains.
“We don’t go out to take care of every beaver that’s out there. Once they start damming, we go after them. Once they start that, they won’t stop until they’re removed.”
Rohde, who was an active recreational trapper for many years and traps other species for his business, Wildlife Removal Services, said he has trapped hundreds of beavers and only about 50 of them broke the 50-pound mark.
“To break 60 pounds is quite a feat,” Rohde said.
Rohde said the world record beaver weighed more than 100 pounds.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Bernanke Says Yield Curve Doesn't Signal Slowdown


http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=aGM4EaFiVQDo&refer=home

no worries, the chairman of the federal reserve said we don't have to worry about the inverted yield curve. it doesn't predict recessions.
uhhhh.... what did he say?
also from the article: ``If spending depends on long-term interest rates,'' Bernanke said, and special factors lower those rates, then demand will be stimulated and `a higher short-term rate is required.''
that should be interpreted as meaning that he will not only continue to raise short term interest rates which drive prime, but that the lower the long-term yields stay the more stimulative they are thus requiring more tighting of the short rates..
he also said some other stupid shit and i am very concerned this guy doesn't know his head from his ass.... very concerned.

Memo to Democrats - Bring back our heros

It's simple.. in order for the Democratic party to take the nation back is to embrace the values and wisdom of our former leaders who have been tossed out with history. We should ask these two men to help formulate a unified agenda and roadmap for execution. it's not too late and it can be done.

http://www.habitat.org/how/carter.aspx

http://www.garyhartnews.com/hart/about/resume.php

he he he...where are my friendly faces?

Weakening Home Sales and Recessions


Note the white shaded areas are times of recession. This is no surprise as the housing market is very cyclical. It does make one wonder if this time a slowdown in the housing market would drive us into another recession. the pundits say no. looking at this chart and knowing that the whole rebound in the economy was driven by cheap money and a real estate boom (most new jobs since Bush elected in housing business) then you would have to conclude a slowdown in housing would put pressure on jobs and consumption. With 70% of US GDP consisting of consumer spending, you would have to then conclude a sharp deceleration in economic growth due to a housing slowdown would have a negative affect on US output

Friday, March 17, 2006

Weird News Of The Day-Town: Pot Paintings on House Not Illegal


WINSTED, Conn., Mar. 17, 2006
(AP) Having marijuana in your house is illegal, but having marijuana images on your house is not, according to town officials.Five months after Christopher Seekins was arrested and charged with cultivating marijuana in his home, neighbors have complained about the giant marijuana leaves he has spray-painted on the outside of his home on High Street."There's no reason anybody should have a problem with it," Seekins said Wednesday.Town officials said the marijuana paintings apparently do not conflict with local laws."There's nothing in the property maintenance code that deals with writing on your house," Joe Beadle, chief code enforcement officer, said.Seekins says the large leaves are in support of the cause of the legalization of marijuana. He believes firmly in the usefulness of hemp, the coarse fiber of the cannabis plant, from textiles to paper products."People have the wrong impression about it," Seekins said.In October, police said they found 100 plants inside Seekins' house, along with grow lights, fertilizers and portable heaters.Police charged Seekins, 26, with cultivating marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Free on $10,000 bond, his court case is pending.

some debt tidbits from WSJ

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Congress Raises Debt Cap, Fourth Increase Under Bush

March 16 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Congress approved a $781 billion increase in the federal government's debt limit, the fourth time lawmakers have raised the cap since President George W. Bush took office.
The Senate voted 52-48 to increase the legal limit on federal borrowing to $8.97 trillion, up from $8.18 trillion. The House approved the measure last year, meaning the legislation now goes to the president for his signature.
Treasury Secretary John Snow warned Congress in increasingly dire terms that the government couldn't keep paying its bills, and risked defaulting on its debt, without an immediate increase in the cap. The ceiling was lifted about 30 minutes after the Treasury postponed the scheduled announcement of the sale of three-month and six-month Treasury bills. An hour later Treasury said it would sell $37 billion in bills.


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a8BKSum9ZWeU

Federal Borrowing to hit $9 trillion in a $12 trillion economy? no way the next President won't have to raise taxes.. no way. that debt can't be paid off at this rate. Bush has completely wrecked the financial discipline excercised under Clinton.....

Our esteemed President...trying to explain Medicare...

Bush Explains Medicare Drug Bill — Verbatim Quote Submitted on 2005-12-13

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: 'I don't really understand. How is it the new plan going to fix the problem?'

Verbatim response of PRESIDENT BUSH:

'Because the — all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculated, for example, is on the table. Whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those — changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be — or closer delivered to that has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look, there's a series of things that cause the — like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate — the benefits will rise based upon inflation, supposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those — if that growth is affected, it will help on the red.'

He he he...Where is Jessica Simpson? Maybe she could explain it better...he he he...

Hot pepper kills prostate cancer cells in study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Capsaicin, which makes peppers hot, can cause prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, U.S. and Japanese researchers said on Wednesday.
Capsaicin led 80 percent of human prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis, the researchers said.
Prostate cancer tumors in mice fed capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in untreated mice, they reported in the journal Cancer Research.
"Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture," said Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine.


Bring on the Nachos.....

Halliburton Failed to Protect U.S. Troops' Water


WASHINGTON - Halliburton Co. failed to protect the water supply it is paid to purify for U.S. soldiers throughout Iraq in one instance missing contamination that could have caused "mass sickness or death," an internal company report concluded.
The report, obtained by The Associated Press, said the company failed to assemble and use its own water purification equipment, allowing contaminated water directly from the Euphrates River to be used for washing and laundry at Camp Ar Ramadi in Ramadi, Iraq.
The problems discovered last year at that site — poor training, miscommunication and lax record keeping — occurred at Halliburton's other operations throughout Iraq, the report said.


3 words: NO BID CONTRACTS

where is the outrage?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Jessica Simpson snubs Bush


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Concerned about politicizing her favorite charity, singer-actress Jessica Simpson on Wednesday turned down a invitation to meet with U.S. President George W. Bush, a snub that left Republicans dismayed.
The apparent final word that Simpson would be a no-show at a major Republican fund-raiser with Bush and congressional leaders on Thursday night came after a day of conflicting reports from her camp and organizers of the event.
The blond star of the film "The Dukes of Hazzard" still plans to visit Washington on Thursday to lobby members of Congress on behalf of Operation Smile, a non-profit venture offering free plastic surgery for disadvantaged children overseas with facial deformities.

In Vermont, efforts to impeach Bush fan emotions

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID=2006-03-15T170758Z_01_N15240702_RTRUKOC_0_US-BUSH-VERMONT-IMPEACH.xml

Go get 'em!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

SANDY BABY RIPS BUSH A NEW ONE

Former top judge says US risks edging near to dictatorship · Sandra Day O'Connor warns of rightwing attacks· Lawyers 'must speak up' to protect judiciary Julian Borger in WashingtonMonday March 13, 2006The Guardian Sandra Day O'Connor, a Republican-appointed judge who retired last month after 24 years on the supreme court, has said the US is in danger of edging towards dictatorship if the party's rightwingers continue to attack the judiciary. In a strongly worded speech at Georgetown University, reported by National Public Radio and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Ms O'Connor took aim at Republican leaders whose repeated denunciations of the courts for alleged liberal bias could, she said, be contributing to a climate of violence against judges.Ms O'Connor, nominated by Ronald Reagan as the first woman supreme court justice, declared: "We must be ever-vigilant against those who would strong-arm the judiciary." She pointed to autocracies in the developing world and former Communist countries as lessons on where interference with the judiciary might lead. "It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings." In her address to an audience of corporate lawyers on Thursday, Ms O'Connor singled out a warning to the judiciary issued last year by Tom DeLay, the former Republican leader in the House of Representatives, over a court ruling in a controversial "right to die" case. After the decision last March that ordered a brain-dead woman in Florida, Terri Schiavo, removed from life support, Mr DeLay said: "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behaviour." Mr DeLay later called for the impeachment of judges involved in the Schiavo case, and called for more scrutiny of "an arrogant, out-of-control, unaccountable judiciary that thumbed their nose at Congress and the president". Such threats, Ms O'Connor said, "pose a direct threat to our constitutional freedom", and she told the lawyers in her audience: "I want you to tune your ears to these attacks ... You have an obligation to speak up. "Statutes and constitutions do not protect judicial independence - people do," the retired supreme court justice said. She noted death threats against judges were on the rise and added that the situation was not helped by a senior senator's suggestion that there might be a connection between the violence against judges and the decisions they make. The senator she was referring to was John Cornyn, a Bush loyalist from Texas, who made his remarks last April, soon after a judge was shot dead in an Atlanta courtroom and the family of a federal judge was murdered in Illinois. Senator Cornyn said: "I don't know if there is a cause and effect connection, but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country ... And I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters, on some occasions, where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in violence."

US general says no proof Iran behind Iraq arms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday the United States does not have proof that Iran's government is responsible for Iranians smuggling weapons and military personnel into Iraq.
President George W. Bush said on Monday components from Iran were being used in powerful roadside bombs used in Iraq, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said last week that Iranian Revolutionary Guard personnel had been inside Iraq.
Asked whether the United States has proof that Iran's government was behind these developments, Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon briefing, "I do not, sir."

THESE FUCKERS ARE FULL OF SHIT, MAN!!!! C'mon...

Weird News Of The Day-Man Says Obscene Gesture Is Free Speech

PITTSBURGH, Mar. 14, 2006
(AP) A motorist believes the constitutional right to free speech includes obscene hand gestures.Thomas Burns, of New Castle, contends he was denied his First Amendment free speech rights when he was cited for giving an obscene hand gesture to a construction worker in April, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Pittsburgh.Burns had become frustrated with a traffic delay and showed the gesture at a construction worker. The worker reported it to a police officer, who cited Burns for disorderly conduct, according to the lawsuit.The citation was dropped, but Burns filed a lawsuit because he believes he was maliciously prosecuted.The "finger gesture was not accompanied by any verbal threats, taunting or communication and was never visible to anyone other than the workers," the lawsuit states. "The gesture, albeit insulting, had no sexual meaning, did not appeal to anyone's prurient interest, and did not create a public disturbance or breach of peace."The chief of the police department that cited Burns _ in Center Township, Beaver County _ declined comment Tuesday, saying he hadn't had a chance to discuss the case with the department's attorney.In recent years, Pennsylvania courts have ruled that the gesture doesn't automatically constitute disorderly conduct, because it is not "obscene" as defined by the law, unless it is used in a clearly sexual context.

Wall Street Journal poll gives Bush an F on Iraq

The most conservative daily newspaper with the most conservative readers give Dubs a fat F by wide margin. It's not surprising.. kind of looks like a typical Bush report card.

Iraq = Civil War.... except if you are Gov of Arkansas

BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 14 — The police reported finding 68 bodies (updated: now 85) today scattered around the city, as the wave of reprisal killings for Sunday's attack on Shiite civilians appeared to gain steam.
The victims, all male, were shot or strangled after being bound and blindfolded. Many of the bodies were found in Sadr City, the Shiite-controlled area where Sunday's bombings took place, although 15 bodies were found in a minibus on a road west of Baghdad, according to the Iraqi Interior Ministry.
The wave of killings followed a graphic display of street violence on Monday, in which Shiite vigilantes seized four men suspected of terrorist attacks, interrogated them, beat them, killed them and left their bodies dangling from lampposts on Monday morning, witnesses and government officials said.
The sense of growing lawlessness deepened Monday night with a mortar strike against a well-known Sunni mosque in Baghdad, killing three people.
The spate of killings today continued the cycle of heightened violence that began with an assault last month on a Shiite shrine in Samarra, which in turn provoked a wave of Sunni mosque burnings. Now many people are worried about an extended tit-for-tat sectarian war.

Except that is for Republicans in Washington and those running for the Republican nomination for President like Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee who thinks prospects for civil war in Iraq are being "blown out of proportion."

I'd like Governor Huckabee to go over to Bagdad and visit all the Arkansas troops and tell them to their face the civil war is being blown out of proportion.. my guess is that they might have different opinion.
it seems to me the civil war is being blown into proportion. maybe that's what he meant.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Bush: Iraq Insurgency Wants Civil War


WASHINGTON - President Bush said Monday insurgents in Iraq were trying to ignite a civil war by escalating violence and warned there will be more "chaos and carnage in the days and months to come."

"Excellent.... Mr. President.. this is working exactly as i have planned. Before you know it, the whole Middle East will be ours."
Uhhhh..... but who's gonna babysit these psychos?

No shit, Dubs, that's what we said about 3 years ago before you kicked off the global "destroy civilization as we know it tour".....

Would somebody get the word to Clusterhuckabee's camp.. Iraq=Civil War
do you want to babysit these psychos?

blown out of proportion? that makes me sick to my stomach.... puke on you gov clusterhuckabee

Weird News Of The Day-Woman Gets Beer From Her Kitchen Faucet

OSLO, Norway, Mar. 13, 2006
(AP) It almost seemed like a miracle to Haldis Gundersen when she turned on her kitchen faucet this weekend and found the water had turned into beer.Two flights down, employees and customers at the Big Tower Bar were horrified when water poured out of the beer taps.By an improbable feat of clumsy plumbing, someone at the bar in Kristiandsund, western Norway, had accidentally hooked the beer hoses to the water pipes for Gundersen's apartment."We had settled down for a cozy Saturday evening, had a nice dinner, and I was just going to clean up a little," Gundersen, 50, told The Associated Press by telephone Monday. "I turned on the kitchen faucet and beer came out."However, Gundersen said the beer was flat and not tempting, even in a country where a half-liter (pint) can cost about 25 kroner ($3.75) in grocery stores.Per Egil Myrvang, of the local beer distributor, said he helped bartenders reconnect the pipes by telephone."The water and beer pipes do touch each other, but you have to be really creative to connect them together," he told local newspapers.Gundersen joked about having the pub send up free beer for her next party."But maybe it would be easier if they just invited me down for a beer," she said.

RIGHT ON!! THERE IS SOME JUSTICE IN THE WORLD!!

The Mission: Find a Way to Stay Relevant... Even as he destroys the world as we know it

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1172231-1,00.html

Through the challenges, the President has kept his human touch. Touring New Orleans last week, he met a man who had survived for days on canned goods before being evacuated to Utah. "Were you the only black man in Salt Lake City?" Bush asked.

uhhhh..... what?
"I thought you black dudes preferred fried chicken and gravy. did you enjoy that wolf brand chili i had Brownie send down a few days after the storm hit. he he he, when's the last time you had some wolf brand chili? Get it Sec. Jerkoff?"

"sir, i get it. way to step up to the plate in times of crises. you the man."

what a disgrace

Presidential Candidate Huckabee says talks of civil war in Iraq "blown out of proportion"


BAGHDAD, Iraq - Police found the bodies of four men dangling from electrical pylons Monday in a Baghdad Shiite slum, hours after car bombs and mortars shells ripped through teeming market streets, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 200.

The grim scene underscored fears Sunday's bloody assault on a stronghold of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would plunge Iraq into another frenzy of sectarian killing.

Really? I'm glad he can be so optimistic.. or so delusional

Governor, you need to quit reading the Democrat Gazette if you want to run for President...

Barnhill South hosts Hogs in Rd 1

they couldn't have asked for a better draw. Potentially playing Memphis in Dallas is like a home game. As Reece Davis on ESPN said, "they'll be calling those hogs like mad down in Dallas".

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/ncaatourney06/bracket

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Slobodan Milosevic "Butcher of Balkins" Dies in Prison Cell


hopefully he died a painful death.. the above photo references the bombing of a market in downtown Sarajevo. it was consindered the worst atrocity of the war in Bosnia.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/balkans/stories/market.htm

As horifying as it was in Sarajevo, think about what it's like in Bagdad

for more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_War

Bracketology = Kwanzaa extension

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/bracketology

Good looking draw for the Hogs if it plays out.. this guy has been very accurate over the last few years. I have no problem meeting up w/ JJ Sullinger, the traitor, and spoiling OSU's dance party. Also Memphis would be weakest 1 seed in my opinion.. strap it on...

Friday, March 10, 2006

Weird News Of The Day-Chicago Requires Driver's Ed for the Blind

(AP) Most high school students eagerly await the day they pass driver's education class. But 16-year-old Mayra Ramirez is indifferent about it.Ramirez is blind, yet she and dozens of other visually impaired sophomores in Chicago schools are required to pass a written rules-of-the-road exam in order to graduate _ a rule they say takes time away from subjects they might actually use."In other classes, you don't really feel different because you can do the work other people do," Ramirez said. "But in driver's ed, it does give us the feeling we're different. In a way, it brought me down, because it reminds me of something I can't do."Hundreds of school districts in Illinois require students to pass driver's ed, although the state only requires that districts offer the courses. A state education official says districts that require it should exempt disabled students."It defies logic to require blind students to take this course," Meta Minton, spokeswoman for the state Board of Education, told the Chicago Tribune in a Friday story.About 30 students at two Chicago high schools with programs for the visually impaired recently formed an advocacy group in part to change the policy.A Chicago Public Schools official said the district would be open to waiving the requirement."I can't explain why up to this point no one has raised the issue and suggested a better way for visually impaired students to opt out of driver's ed," said Chicago schools spokesman Michael Vaughn.Vaughn said parents of disabled students can, by law, request a change in their child's individual education plan, which could include a driver's ed exemption. But teachers and students said that is a little-known option, and that they have been told driver's ed is required to graduate.

BLUNDERING US HAS LOST WAR IN IRAQ, HERSH SAYS

MONTICELLO - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh said on Thursday that the war in Iraq has already been lost and American inteligence-gathering there has eroded.

"Now it's clear," he said. "The only question is how do we get out without losing more American boys and killing more Iraqi people."

Conveniently buried in the bottom corner of section B, the sorry gossip rag Arkansas Democrat-Gazette made sure that Mr. Hersh's comments would be tough to find. Why would our paper actually inform us of anything news worthy? God forbid any soldiers in LR would read the article which quotes one Guardsman as saying they were never told of any mission in Iraq. Just cover your ass.
Paint the pages with automobile ads, a new list of the country's billionaires and editorials about school reform. That will make sure citizens are informed.

They didn't give us a review of the smoking Rolling Stones show

One of the daily editorials discussed the death of former Arizona Cardinal and US Ranger Pat Tillman and how embarrasing it was that the Army misreported the circumstances around his death. Embarrasing? How about disgusting, reprehensible and maybe criminal? How about the fact that they lied to his parents and then ran a patriotic propaganda campaign in the NFL and across the country saying he died in a fight with the Taliban when he was really shot by "friendly fire".

Just another lie propagated by the Bush administration.

The Democrat-Gazette editorial staff is the most miserable group of writers in America. Greenberg and Hussman should be ashamed that they are so supportive of ignorance.

it's only rock n roll and i like it.. like it.. yes i do

Jumping Jack Flash
Let's Spend The Night Together
It's Only Rock'n Roll
Oh No Not You Again
Dead Flowers
Back Of My Hand
Tumbling Dice
Midnight Rambler
Night Time Is The Right Time --- Introductions
This Place Is Empty (Keith)
Happy (Keith)
Miss You (to B-stage)
Rough Justice
Get Off Of My Cloud
Honky Tonk Women (to main stage)
Sympathy For The Devil
Start Me Up
Brown Sugar
You Can't Always Get What You Want (encore)
Satisfaction (encore)


Review by Dean Goodman A bluesy night in the country as the Stones returned to Little Rock for the first time since November 1994, and rolled out “Dead Flowers,” “Back of My Hand,” “Midnight Rambler” and “(The Night Time is) The Right Time.” Of course, Arkansas is very special in the Stones annals, thanks to Keith and Ron’s infamous traffic stop in the small town of Fordyce in 1975. After Keith was introduced to raucous cheers, he asked, “Anyone here from Fordyce? I used to know the chief of police there.”
The show took place amid thunderstorm alerts, but the weather was calm as we trooped into the Alltel Arena. I was fortunate to sit next to an excited 22-year-old lap-dancer who had driven eight hours from Kansas, and I knew there was no way the show could suck. Country legend Merle Haggard got things off to a great start, and Mick thanked him before dusting off “Dead Flowers,” the first of two consecutive songs on which he played guitar (followed by the welcome return of “Back of My Hand”).
Mick did not say much during the show, apart from noting the 12-year absence, and sardonically commenting, “You haven’t changed a bit. You look fantastic.” The crowd, indeed, was more rowdy than the Los Angeles people on Monday, not needing much incentive to sing along with such tunes as “Brown Sugar” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
This was the 37th and last show I saw on the Americas leg of the “Bigger Bang” tour, and I’m glad that “Satisfaction” finally sounds like it should. Keith is brandishing a white guitar that Ronnie plays in some earlier tunes, and the song packs a lot more heft.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ludington web cam...



looks foggy...like "Dubai Dubya's" brain...

Weird News Of The Day-Man Arrested for Alleged Acts With Lamb

MESA, Ariz., Mar. 9, 2006
(AP) A deputy fire chief is on paid leave following his arrest in alleged bestial acts with his next-door neighbor's lamb, authorities said.Maricopa County sheriff's deputies took LeRoy Johnson into custody at his Gilbert home on Saturday.Johnson, 52, was booked on three misdemeanor charges _ disorderly conduct, trespassing and public sexual indecency, authorities said. He was released from jail on his own recognizance Sunday.Johnson, a 26-year veteran, is in charge of the fire department's communications, mapping and records management.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

JAZZFEST: SPRINGSTEEN, HAYNES, HANCOCK, ETTA...


http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=8112

and the METERS.......

Top U.S. Bishop Accused of Sex Abuse


SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman has filed a claim that she was sexually abused more than 40 years ago by Bishop William Skylstad, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops and leader of the Spokane Diocese.
Skylstad issued a statement Wednesday categorically denying the accusation, saying he has not violated the vow of celibacy he took 47 years ago.

What the hell does that mean? I may have shoved a few cigars up some vaginas, but as President Clinton proved, that isn't sex. I'm still good on the celibacy charge. Get off my jock, you mother fuckers....

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Cpt. Midnight coming to Little Rock?

Wow! thanks for all the info. I am definitely interested in your friend's late night ball and I sent an email to Sticky Fingerz.
Cornerstone might be good too. Ideally we'd drive up and get a couple gigs to make it worth the drive. Do you think we'd have a better shot if I mailed you a couple press kits and you could pass it on to the clubs you know people at? I'm sure youre a busy guy and if you don't have time to do it, I totally understand. Its just been my experience that if you know the owner of the club, you can get a better night, quicker. Either way, thanks for the info and keep in touch. peace, 12am


http://www.captainmidnightband.com/jams.html

check this out for some crazy tunes.....

Bush Travels to Vote in Texas Primary

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush didn't take his responsibility to vote in the Texas Republican primary on Tuesday lightly — he took a nearly 1,500-mile trip from Washington to vote in person.
The president and Mrs. Bush voted Tuesday afternoon at a polling station set up at the volunteer fire department in Crawford. The election includes a contested congressional seat in Bush's district.
"It's always good to come home to vote," Bush said after casting his ballot. "And I urge all people to vote when given the chance."
The Bushes then went to their nearby ranch to spend the night.


"Man that was a tough day. Guys get me back to the ranch so I can get some rest. We can go to New Orleans tomorrow afternoon... after we've had some of mama's blueberry pancakes. Man, they're good... he he he he"

Ah, sir, Mr. President, the world is falling apart.......

Coordinated Bombings Kill 15 in India


VARANASI, India - A series of coordinated bombings rocked a packed railway station and crowded temple Tuesday in Hinduism's holiest city, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens in an attack that raised fears of communal violence.

Cities across India were put on high alert as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for calm, said his spokesman, Sanjaya Baru.
"Stern action will be initiated against all those found involved," said Mulayam Singh Yadav, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, the state where Tuesday's blasts occurred.
The attacks, which injured at least 62 people, came only days after Hindus and Muslims fought in the streets of Lucknow, leaving four people dead, during a visit to India by
President Bush.


"Adios muchachos,
Let's get the fuck out of here....."

Many Couples Must Negotiate Terms of 'Brokeback' Marriages


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/health/07broke.html?hp&ex=1141794000&en=c8fc25a3a626881e&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Bush Weaves Rug Story Into Many an Occasion

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/06/AR2006030601446_pf.html

Bush went on: "The interesting thing about this rug and why I like it in here is 'cause I told Laura one thing. I said, 'Look, I can't pick the colors and all that. But make it say 'optimistic person.' "

"uhhhh.... because i'm destroying the world as we know it.. i think if anything, my rug should scream optimism"

Iran faces consequences in nuclear dispute: Cheney


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran will not be allowed to have nuclear weapons and faces "meaningful consequences" if it persists in defying the international community, Vice President Dick Cheney said on Tuesday.
Cheney, speaking to the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, also reaffirmed that the United States was keeping all options on the table -- including military force -- in its determination to prevent Iran from developing nuclear arms.
"The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course the international community is prepared to impose meaningful consequences," Cheney said


meaningful consequences include nuking the shit out of the middle east..
nukes? i'll show em some nukes. i'll have Dubya drop a nuclear cap in your ass. how's that for nuclear proliferation?

Weird News Of The Day-Modern Day Robinhood?

75-Year-Old Pa. Woman Charged With Robbery WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., Mar. 7, 2006
(AP) A 75-year-old woman accused of robbing a bank with an unloaded pistol was arrested after a tow truck driver blocked her in after a short chase, police said.Marilyn Divine of Baldwin said after her arrest that she acted "to help people who are starving to death and nobody cares about them." She didn't specify to whom she was referring.Police said the robber walked up to the National City Bank inside the Shop n' Save supermarket in West Mifflin at about 10:30 a.m. Monday and demanded money from two tellers, brandishing a 9mm handgun. She was wearing a gray sweat suit, a Steelers tassel cap, and had a scarf pulled around her face, police said.A former bank employee chased the woman's car until police took over and arrested her after a short, low-speed chase when the tow truck blocked her path. Police said they recovered all the stolen money, which totaled about $5,000.Divine was in the Allegheny County Jail unable to post bond Monday night on charges including armed robbery and reckless endangerment.

Mayor of Dookieville confirms potential Kwanzaa extension


Now hear this,
the Hogs are primed for a final run and we must prepare for the final charge. Kwanzaa hangs in the balance and me must prevail. we can't stand down. we must carry on through this weekend and extend the season.
go hogs, whooo pig sooieee..... let's call those hogs

Monday, March 06, 2006

Ludington...web cam...

Weird News Of The Day-GO HOGS!

Professor Allegedly Shows Explicit Video GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Mar. 4, 2006
(AP) A criminal justice professor at Grand Rapids Community College has resigned after showing a video in class of a man having sex with a pig, students and a faculty representative said.A school administrator confirmed that Samuel Naves, 47, resigned Feb. 17, but would not comment on why he left.However, students and a faculty leader said the resignation had to do with the video. They said Naves was teaching an introductory criminal justice class earlier this year when he was going through video files on his computer.The video appeared on a projection screen and students begged Naves to show the 10-second footage, according to the accounts.Faculty association president Fred vanHartesveldt said the incident occurred this year. He said Naves was known for a blunt teaching style."His pedagogy was to teach real life," vanHartesveldt told The Grand Rapids Press. "His classes were very earthy. Some students took to that very well, and some students didn't."Naves, who had worked at the college since 1997, declined to comment to the newspaper.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Weird News of the Day

20-Foot 'Super Colon' Visits Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio, Mar. 2, 2006
(AP) Could you call it the colon that ate Columbus? A giant organ that is a natural target for wisecracks is making a stop downtown as part of its four-city tour.A 20-foot long "Super Colon," on display to promote National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, is big enough to let visitors walk through and look at the inside.The giant inflated tube, brought by The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, is meant to remind visitors of the dangers of colorectal cancer and other ailments that strike the lower digestive tract.One tourist from Michigan wondered if you'd move through it faster if you ate chocolate.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

N.Orleans mayor "shocked" by pre-Katrina Bush video


NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said on Wednesday he was shocked by video showing U.S.
President George W. Bush' name=c1> SEARCHNews News Photos Images Web' name=c3> President George W. Bush being told the day before Hurricane Katrina hit that the city's protective levees could fail.

Video shows Bush Katrina warning

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4765058.stm

Bush fully briefed on the Hurricane before it hit....

Congrats to Mr. Baber (pronounced Babaarrr)


nice work, jerky

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Weird News of the Day...

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting DETROIT, Mar. 1, 2006
(AP) A 12-year-old visitor to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum to a $1.5 million painting, leaving a stain the size of a quarter, officials say.The boy was part of a school group from Holly that visited the museum on Friday, officials say. They say he took a piece of Wrigley's Extra Polar Ice gum out of his mouth and stuck it on Helen Frankenthaler's "The Bay," an abstract painting from 1963.The museum acquired the work in 1965 and says it is worth about $1.5 million.The gum stuck to the painting's lower left corner and did not adhere to the fiber of the canvas, officials told the Detroit Free Press. But it left a chemical residue about the size of a quarter, said Becky Hart, assistant curator of contemporary art.The museum's conservation department is researching the chemicals in the gum to decide which solvent to use to clean it. The museum hopes to make the repair in two weeks and will keep "The Bay" on display in the meantime, she said."Our expectation is that the painting is going to be fine," Hart said.Holly Academy director Julie Kildee said the boy had been suspended from the charter school and says his parents also have disciplined him."Even though we give very strict guidelines on proper behavior and we hold students to high standards, he is only 12 and I don't think he understood the ramifications of what he did before it happened, but he certainly understands the severity of it now," said Kildee.

Good grammar...


"If there was any doubt in my mind, or people in my administration's mind, that our ports would be less secure and the American people endangered, this deal wouldn't go forward."

Rebsamen Park Road corridor is on agenda for March 7th


Fellas, in all seriousness...we cannot allow the Chamber of Commerce and Alltel to take away the luster of the poor man's park. The ArkTimes weblog has a post...please comment! It is time to rally the troops of Dookieville!!!!!