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Saturday, March 20, 2004
Think I’ll take a break today from politics. Well, at least for this post. Who knows? Maybe Outdoor John, that walking talking sno-boarding radical potty-mouth, will fall down another bunny slope and blame %^*&^ Mother Nature this time. All that wickedly “soft snow” y’know.
SPEAKING OF POTTY MOUTHS: I never watch Howard Stern or listen to him. I have seen Oprah. I used to watch her show way back when she first went national, but I haven’t watched her in eons. Well, Stern apparently has seen … heard … enough of Oprah to use her as a defacto defense concerning his on-air potty mouth.
‘Howard Stern accused Oprah Winfrey of being a fellow potty-mouth yesterday, saying the afternoon TV queen has aired the same kind of kinky sexual material for which he was being pilloried.
"If they fine me for this, then they got to fine Oprah - the darling of the world," Stern told listeners after trying to play a shocking excerpt of an Oprah show on teen sex.’
Please, will someone fill me in on the particulars of Oprah’s shows? I mean, maybe I’ve been missing something. I think I can safely assume that the term “tossing the salad” is not a Martha Stewart dinner entrée. In fact, don’t even think of googling that term. (Hey, I warned ya!)
It’s officially spring, folks, and the loony tunes are coming out of hibernation :)
MARCH MADNESS: Boss sent me an update of how we’re doing.
Slappy has 27 points
Boss 26 pts.
I have 25 pts.
Nurse G 23 pts.
Friday, March 19, 2004
THE 2 JOHNS
Hookers' tricks? Bathrooms? I kid you not. Someone actually described John F***ing Kerry as being two Johns: the "indoor John and the outdoor John." While President Bush is honoring those who have founght and those who are fighting the war, Outdoor John is schussing down the slopes in Idaho and cursing out his secret service guy.
Kill the Bastard!
ONE MARINE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE FRONT LINES
On a cloudless day in January, my entry to Baghdad on a C-130 was marked by a fuselage-shuddering, steep descent from high altitude to the tarmac at Baghdad International Airport - or BIAP, as we say here. It has to be that way, every time, for the safest, quickest way to the ground.
This is a dangerous place. I am United States Marine - so I know I am in the right place.
You know, its one thing having an airport's name go from Idlewild to John F. Kennedy. But on my watch here as a U.S. Marine, I will be damned if I allow this airport ever to change back to Saddam International Airport. Let that be a symbol of the fact that there will be no rollback. We will not falter or leave before the job is done.
That job, in simple terms - to a dumb Marine like me - is to achieve a great and important thing here in Iraq.
We are doing this as part of a world team called the Coalition, with the Iraqi people who will very shortly be the team's owners and managers. When the Iraqis take over, the Coalition will become a coach for a long while - and then we step off and leave it all to them.
The liberal press chooses to miss that this is not solely a U.S. effort, but a Coalition effort. While we are the star players, you can't win a game with just the star players. We have a great team here, and we will succeed - despite the efforts of an evil, cowardly and extremist resistance.
The fight goes on here, and it goes very well. But the going can be slow. The Iraqi people - who are counting on our assistance - are fervently trying to rebuild under constant threat from the few, but deadly, international malcontents and disaffected insurgents.
Essentially, these insurgents are anachronisms in a country that will no longer be hospitable to their vile, cowardly kind. They just don't know it yet.
They say we are coming up on a one-year anniversary for our presence here in Iraq. As a Marine and a New Yorker, I disagree. This is really a 14-year anniversary. I enlisted in the Marines in 1990, giving up a safe, normal life - I was going to be a New York City school teacher - to be a part of righting the wrong that Saddam Hussein committed.
I left active duty service after my ninth year in the Marines. Then the call came on 9/11. I volunteered and was out of the U.S. for Operation Enduring Freedom in less than two weeks.
Now, here I am at Camp Victory in Iraq, supporting the First Marine Expeditionary Force and all of the Coalition in a job that I really can't discuss here - but it is the most important I have ever done.
The Marines have just arrived and are holding down the entire Western Sector of Iraq. The Marines have their hands full - but nobody is more capable and up to the job.
The Western Sector in the Al-Anbar province is the largest, most dangerous and most diverse region of the country. Here, the Marines must balance duplicitous Syria and Iran to the North and West with highly volatile cities such as Fallujah and Ar-Ramadi closer to Baghdad. We haven't been here long on this second trip to Iraq, but I can tell you we are doing spectacularly.
I want New Yorkers to know that the Marines have our part of the situation well in hand. We have never been better trained with better experience. We are at our finest at the right time - as usual. We all know the mission - from lance corporal to general.
This place and what we are doing here is more closely linked to terrorism - and American and world security - than I will ever be allowed to discuss. We wouldn't be out here giving it everything we have if it weren't important.
Not a day goes by out here that I don't think of the cops, firefighters and regular New Yorkers who died on 9/11.
As New Yorkers and as Americans, please stand behind our leaders - and us here.
We can do any job on earth and have already accomplished more in Iraq than we had any right to expect.
By the way, Marines are pretty easy to thank when we come home and you see us: Buy us a couple of beers, and we'll call it warmly appreciated.
Capt. Adam J. Becker
U.S. Marine Corps
LISTEN UP, ONE AND ALL: Dust off that old VCR! Break out a fresh tape! Or, for you "rich Republicans," plug in your TiVo.
C-SPAN, as part of its "Road to the White House," is broadcasting Sen. Kerry's 1971 testimony before Sen. Fulbright this Sunday night (6:30 & 9:30).
Just as significant, the following Sunday (March 28) they will be showing the 1971 Dick Cavett Show's John Kerry and John O'Neil (anti-war) debate.
BOTH ARE NOT TO BE MISSED!
So, stock up on your favorite adult beverage (we are all going to need some "fortification") and break out the popcorn. On second thought, that may not be such a good idea, as I'm sure that most of us will probably feel ill from what we see and hear.
BUT DEFINITELY, get the word out to one and all. These two shows, I hope (dare I add "and pray," or is that no longer permissible?) may very well lead to a Sen. Snake "implosion." Let's see him try and "deny" his own testimony!
All Ye "Real Brothers," Keep The Faith, and God Bless!
-- Michael Johnson
From: Marc Racicot
When John Kerry went to West Virginia Tuesday to falsely claim our President didn't support our troops or veterans, Kerry found this new campaign ad waiting for him.
The ad was called "devastating" for exposing John Kerry as he really is: someone wrong on defense and wrong for America. It was supported by Bush campaign surrogates who showcased the President's outstanding record on veterans.
The Bush campaign's efforts were called "nimble" and "able to counterpunch even before Kerry opens his mouth." That counterpunch threw Kerry off-stride. Kerry responded saying, "I actually voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it." If you wanted one phrase to sum up Kerry's position, that's it.
It’s Friday. At this precise moment it’s sunny … kinda. Something is supposed to enter my birth sign tomorrow, which sounds promising. Boss e-mailed me to say that Slappy and I both won 13 out of 16 games in the first March Madness round, with Gonzaga winning their first game. Double WOO-HOO! Boss won 12 games while Nurse G won 11 in our definitely not-for-profit fun, because we ALL know that betting is illegal :)
GO AWAY LITTLE BITCH
I’m referring to Omarosa. THEE Omarosa of The Apprentice. She was fired; a moment which both LoanCat and I will always cherish. But the obnoxious OsamaRosa will not go quietly. She is determined to cause problems for face time anywhere she can get it. And to ensure face time, she’s lobbing charges of racism. At first she was only targeting another ex-contestant, and now she’s implying everyone else. But, what else can you expect from a political consultant who’s obviously a liberal?
SPEAK OF THE DEVIL
As in Her Royal C this time. From Page Six: ‘BOB Kunst, the Florida man campaigning to draft Sen. Hillary Clinton for president, is threatening to withdraw his support because she opposes gay marriage. (Clinton favors civil unions.) The Post's Kenneth Lovett reports Kunst, who is gay, sent a letter to Clinton urging her to reconsider her position. "Daily, I have had to defend your lifestyle with Bill and why you didn't throw him out of the house altogether. But love is stronger than anyone else's politics, and it is your business and no one else's," Kunst wrote. Clinton's camp had no comment.’ Awwwwwwww. sniff sniff
Thursday, March 18, 2004
JUST YER AVERAGE JOE 6-PACK
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU MARCH 18, 2004 11:37:25 ET XXXXX
KERRY UNLOADED ITALIAN MANSION MONTH HE DECIDED WHITE HOUSE RUN; SOLD TO GEORGE CLOONEY AFTER BRAD PITT FINDER
Sen. John Kerry sold his foreign mansion in Italy just weeks before he announced a run for the White House in January of 2003, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
Actor George Clooney purchased the stunning 18th century mansion located in the Italian village of Laglio [50 miles north of Milan] from Kerry and his wife for $7,800,000. Clooney first learned about the listing from Brad Pitt, who had been holidaying with his wife Jennifer Aniston at Versace's compound nearby.
While Kerry and his wife's homes in the United States are worth at least $23,733,705, it is not clear if the candidate currently owns property overseas.
The campaign has repeatedly denied requests for any information on foreign assets held by Kerry.
Gayle sends the following heads up: C-SPAN will air a 1971 debate, featuring John F***ing Kerry, on March 28 at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30. ‘You won't vote for Kerry after seeing it!’
DADDY QUEST: 'THERE'S more drama than normal with the impending birth of Heidi Klum's (above) first child. While her ex-boyfriend, Italian playboy Flavio Briatore, reportedly wants paternity tests done, a rumor is spreading that the real father is Heidi's latest beau, Seal. "Heidi is aware of the rumors but has no comment," her publicist told us. One friend of the teutonic temptress said she didn't even meet the British soul singer until she was already three months pregnant. They met in New York around the time of the Victoria's Secret show, when she was almost showing. Klum is due in mid-May.'
CHECK THIS OUT: crushkerry.com
BLONDE JOKE (Thanks Blue:):
Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with those expensive double-pane energy efficient kind. But this week I got a call from the contractor complaining that his work had been completed a whole year ago and I had yet to pay for them. Boy oh boy, did we go around! Just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid. So, I proceeded to tell him just what his fast talking sales guy had told me last year... that in one year the windows would pay for themselves. There was silence on the other end of the line so I just hung up and I haven't heard back. Guess I won that stupid argument.
ANTI-KERRY buttons: If he betrayed us then, he'll betray us again. AND No flip-flops in the White House. Order here (and no, I don't get a commission).
TERRORISM: GET USED TO IT?
The following letter appears in The American Spectator today. It reminded me of Ming’s comment to my NO MORE PUSSY-FOOTIN’ AROUND post the other day. Both people strike me as arrogant, and they share the beliefs that we Americans are stupid and self-centered.
Re: Jacob Laksin's Europe Talks Terrorism:
I'll write briefly about this article, since it was mentioned in Yahoo's European newspages, and in my sense symbolizes all the problem that Americans have in understanding terrorism. You seem to believe that terrorism started existing after the Twin Towers, and you act accordingly. Europeans have been the aim of terrorists' attacks for the last 30-40 years, so we are used to it, and we know a whole lot more about it. So if you're not happy with the way we deal with it, just sit back and watch. You'll still be fumbling in Iraq while we'll have solved it.
And if I remember well, wasn't it your precious Mr. Bush who ashamedly copied the whole Barcelona process launched 11 years ago by the EU and presented it as the new innovative strategy of the White House to stem terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa? That was obviously because we don't understand a thing about it...
That article was quite laughable, and I thank you for it, it is good to have something to laugh at in these times.
-- Dr. Patrick Rosa
Groupe de Sciences Moléculaires
Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux
Pessac Cedex, France
Here’s a paragraph from the article to which Dr. Rosa refers:
‘Then you have the French, who, as per usual, are sui generis. Former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing shamelessly seized on Madrid's massacre to plug the Parisian pipe dream of a more muscular (read: more anti-American) European Union. Such a pity, he sighed, that Europe was too disjointed to grieve adequately for Spain's fallen. The slimy subtext was clear: if only Spain had parroted France's anti-American line and blocked the war as part of France's more perfect European Union, it would have been spared this tragedy. Gaulling behavior, is it not?’
These are the same French who are terrified that terrorists will now strike Paris ever since they bombed Madrid, and Dr. Rosa tells us, in essence, to get used to the terrorism. And why, exactly, did the French oppose the USA on Iraq? Could it be for oil?
OIL FOR SCANDAL: ‘A mountain of evidence has now accumulated to suggest the Iraqi people suffered from shortages of quality food and medicine not because international sanctions were too strict, but because lax or corrupt oversight at U.N. headquarters in New York allowed Saddam Hussein to exploit the system for his own purposes. … There is also little doubt that the reward and kickback scheme--as well the possibility of exposure--was a factor as some countries weighed whether to back U.S.-led regime change in Iraq. There is even reason to suspect that some of the Saddam friends and allies who benefited may have been members of the U.N. Secretariat.’
SUMMARY (can’t recall who wrote this): ‘... America is right to treat France as a former ally. Under Chirac's stewardship, France has shown the world that it cared more about propping up a murderous dictator than it valued its 225-year alliance with America.’
And John F***ing Kerry sides with the French. Dr. Rosa, he’s all yours!
SOMETHING MORE TO BUG YOU
Hackers Embrace P2P Concept: ‘Experts Fear 'Phatbot' Trojan Could Lead to New Wave of Spam or Denial-of-Service Attacks. Computer security experts in the private sector and U.S. government are monitoring the emergence of a new, highly sophisticated hacker tool that uses the same peer-to-peer (P2P) networking abilities that power controversial file-sharing networks like Kazaa and BearShare. …
‘Those capabilities include: the "ability to polymorph on install in an attempt to evade antivirus signatures as it spreads from system to system"; "steal AOL account logins and passwords"; "harvest emails from the web for spam purposes" and "sniff [Internet] network traffic for Paypal cookies." …
‘Phatbot has raised substantial concern because it represents a leap-forward in its sophistication and is proving much harder for law enforcement authorities and antivirus companies to eliminate. …
‘Most major antivirus products detect Phatbot, but as soon as the Trojan infects computers it disables many antivirus and firewall software tools.’
JOHN F***ING KERRY & CO.
After reading yesterday how the senator character in the movie The Matchmaker seemed to be a thinly disguised portrait of John F***ing Kerry, I decided to watch it last night … it being St. Patrick’s Day and all. In fact, I bought the DVD. I disregard that Janeane Garofalo stars in it. She’s a talented actress, albeit a limited one. But I digress. The comparison between the fictional senator and Kerry is striking, especially when someone (I think his aide Denis Leary) states in exasperation that he doesn’t know WHAT the guy believes because he has taken all sides of every issue!
QUOTE OF THE DAY: John Kerry "speaks as if only those who openly oppose America's objectives have a chance of earning his respect." -- Dick Cheney.
SPRING BREAK: Kerry is headed to his Idaho home for a vacation. Must be that all this campaigning is overtaxing his Botox. (Actually, he and Teraaaaza have homes in Boston, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh; vacation homes in Nantucket and Idaho. Teraaaaza owns all of them, though Kerry is half-owner of the couple's Boston home in Beacon Hill's Louisburg Square.)
Today’s American Spectator contained this interesting bit of info:
‘KNOWING WHO HE IS
Apparently overlooked in Wednesday's stories about Senator John Kerry's $5 million estate in Sun Valley, Idaho, was his most glaring indulgence. Never mind the 500-year-old English barn, each piece of which was numbered and reconstructed after shipment from a small town in southern England, or the quarter million dollars worth of landscaping on the property. Kerry saved his greatest indulgence to share with the taxpayers of Idaho.
After paying for all the landscaping on the Sun Valley property, the Kerrys determined that their water supply was not great enough to keep their vegetation thriving. And so the couple petitioned the state to have a small river redirected so that its waters could be used to keep their garden nice and green. The state complied, leaving taxpayers on the hook for the work done. The state covered the cost ostensibly to ensure that the river's redirection would be environmentally sound.’
IT’S NOW OR NEVER: Dick Morris believes that if Her Royal C is to ever be president, she must act now, as in this year. ‘If Sen. John Kerry beats President Bush and Sen. Hillary Clinton is not on the Democratic ticket as a vice presidential candidate, she will probably never be president of the United States. …And don't kid yourself; the decision is Hillary's to make. The Clintons still control the Democratic Party. If Hillary wants to run for vice president, Kerry has to go along. For him to spurn the former first lady would be to cause a schism in the party. He'll be pulling knives out of his back for the entire race.’
Morris further believes that adding Her Royal C to the ticket will energize the Dems’ base. I agree, but it will also energize the Repubs’ base to an even greater degree. Republicans who have whined about Dubya’s fiscal policies, who have given serious consideration to sitting out the election, will come out of the mothballs. Talk about waking the sleeping tiger! I’m not saying that HRC will guarantee Dubya’s re-election, but almost.
HYPOTHETICALLY: Paul Weyrich weighs in on the aftermath of the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction. ‘But if we get President Hillary, we will get a liberal Congress as well. The first instinct of the left is always to shut down its opposition so it won't have to contend with it in future years.’ Back in the 90s they called the legislation the Fairness Doctrine, which was quickly nicknamed Flush Rush by the Half-Vast Left Wing Conspiracy who were attempting to silence Limbaugh.
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
I’VE GOT A SITE PEST!
Fellow Ldotters know what I mean by the term site pest. However, for those who don’t, a site pest is someone who likes to stir up things on a site. An SP, named Ming, has responded to my NO MORE PUSSY-FOOTIN’ AROUND post of last night.
‘Grow up, America. You are part of the world, not the world itself. You only declared war on terrorism when a bunch of fanatics dumped a couple of planes in the middle of New York. We never saw US troops come to Northern Ireland to keep the peace when the IRA was killing children. We never saw US troops deployed to keep the peace in Northern Spain when ETA bombed tourist resorts. In fact, we never see the US do anything outside its own borders unless its own interests are threatened. Stop using up all the oil in the world and you won't have to lose more American troops keeping the stuff safe for you in Iraq!! Spain is a lot more democratic than America and if the people there want to vote a government out because it supported the USA, then they have a right to do so.’
You’re right, Ming. America is only a part of the world, not the world itself. Yet we are the policemen of the world, if only by default. Comparing Ireland’s troubles to those of Iraq is lame and insulting. Ireland is not a dictatorship whose ruthless lunatic who is torturing and slaughtering his own people by the thousands. And this idea that we go to war merely for oil is again pathetic. But you may be interested in the latest scandal brewing involving the UN and its oil-for-food scam.
‘Spain is a lot more democratic than America’? Not any longer; they are now a socialist government. Yes, it was their right to do so, but look at what they’ve wrought.
We have the biggest hearts and the deepest pockets, which is why we are loved in some places and hated elsewhere. This is not a perfect country, but we are the greatest country in the world, which is why we must protect our borders from people trying to sneak INTO America, not out.
So I’ll ask you, Ming, what would you propose?
Headline of the day, in the NY TIMES, no less! Spain Grapples With Notion That Terrorism Trumped Democracy
There is but one and only one,
Whose love will fail you never.
One who lives from sun to sun,
With constant fond endeavor.
There is but one and only one,
On earth there is no other.
In Heaven a noble work was done,
When God gave man a mother.
Gestational Jackpot: Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! These boys had better send their mother flowers and candy and whatever else her great big heart desires as soon as they get a paper route. ‘Jeffery and Sheryl McGowen waited a dozen years to have a child, praying, hoping and taking fertility drugs. On Monday morning, they hit the gestational jackpot. Jacob, Jacoby, Jason and Justin -- two sets of twins weighing from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces -- were delivered healthy by Caesarean section at the Woman's Hospital of Texas.’ They always do things big in Texas!
AYE, EVERYONE ‘TIS IRISH TODAY!
An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold on to one blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! A day when even John F***ing Kerry can be Irish, so I’ll cut him some slack on his heritage, whatever it may be.
"Kerry 'has never indicated to anyone that he was Irish and corrected people over the years who assumed he was,' [spokeswoman Kelly] Benander said."
Michael Kranish, "Search for Kerry's Roots Finds Surprising History," in the Feb. 2 Boston Globe.
''For those of us who are fortunate to share an Irish ancestry, we take great pride in the contributions that Irish-Americans …"
Senate floor statement by John Kerry, March 18, 1986, as quoted in Frank Phillips' and Brian C. Mooney's "1986 Statement Counters Kerry's Stand on Heritage," in the March 6 Boston Globe.
"As some of you may know, I am part-English and part-Irish. And when my Kerry ancestors first came over to Massachusetts from the old country to find work in the New World, it was my English ancestors who refused to hire them."
Draft remarks prepared for Kerry in 1984, quoted by Phillips and Mooney in the March 6 Globe. Kerry was lieutenant governor of Massachusetts at the time.
McGLORY BE: Have any of you seen the 1997 movie The Matchmaker? Part of its charm is that it’s filmed in Ireland. Also, it’s ‘a romantic comedy that stars Janeane Garofalo as a young staffer for a prominent American politician who finds herself alone in the Aulde Sod during the commencement of a local annual Matchmaking Festival.’ Forget that Garofalo stars in it; it’s a great little film. Watch it also for a thinly disguised portrait of Kerry. ‘SO WHAT'S THE DEAL? Did the makers of The Matchmaker create Sen. John McGlory with Sen. John Kerry in mind? They're not telling. In fact, they won't even return my calls. Left to my own devices, I have to conclude that, yes, that is indeed what happened. I urge everyone to go rent the film and judge for themselves.’
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
NO MORE PUSSY-FOOTIN’ AROUND!
I’m angry. Correction, I’m livid! I’m livid at the gutless wonders in Spain who voted in the socialist government. Not very compassionate of me, I suppose. After all, they just lost 200 of their fellow countrymen. Well, 911+ days ago we lost 3,000 of ours. And Iraq has lost HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, so many that Saddam had the bodies bulldozed into mass graves … that’s plural. We probably still haven’t found all of them.
I don’t get it, I really don’t. I know the Spanish are a tough people, a tough country. Their history is fraught with this problem. So why cave to the terrorists now? Because that’s just what they did; they buckled under to the politically savvy terrorists as if saying, “Please don’t hurt us!” Why? Do they really think that such an action will inoculate them from further terrorism? Their history proves otherwise.
I’m not pissed merely because they flinched in the face of the enemy. I’m livid because deep down in their hearts they know, as do the rest of the European poltroons, that even if they pull their military help out, they know that America will step up to the plate and take care of the bad guys for them. We’ll send OUR soldiers, we’ll use OUR hardware and we’ll spend OUR money to rout out the enemy while those spineless bastards cower in their corners and bitch at OUR president for doing so. They KNOW that they need America’s military might to fight their battles, yet they verbally slime us at the same time.
Which country will be next? Poland? Italy? Those cheese-eating surrender monkeys in Paris are terrified as hell right now, and they’ve been downright vile towards us. Charles Krauthammer thinks that London is the more likely target right now. Surely we here in America are no safer. Nobody in the whole world is safer!
Bitch me out if you want; call me cold and heartless. But those who voted in the socialist government in Spain are gutless.
Keep scrolling for what you want. There should be something here for everyone today.
JOHN F***ING KERRY & CO.
Those damnable fudges!: ‘"We're still working some of the kinks out of the campaign," says the Kerry adviser in Washington. "It's when he gets a little desperate, and wants to make a good impression that we end up with these gaffes. We're working on it."’
John Lennon Kerry: ‘For a country once overrun by Moors, Spain seems particularly obtuse in its new attitude toward modern-day Moors. Zapatero is now entrusting his country's security to the peaceful instincts of Islamic terrorists. If Spain withdraws from Iraq, he implies, the country has nothing to fear from them. Did the ancient Moors invade Spain because they were "provoked"? Spain's own history is proof that militant Islam spreads without provocation, targeting westerners not for what they do or don't do but for who they are -- infidels. Militant Islam was attacking Spain centuries before the creation of the United States.’
AND NOW FOR THE THINKING-ENGAGED
Remember Pearl Harbor: Sometimes we need to be reminded that the bad guys are everywhere and will never truly go away, and that we weren’t always so friggin’ PC!
Tom Clancy’s Primer: ‘God Forbid: A portion of author Tom Clancy's best-selling book "Debt of Honor" has been reprinted as the nightmare scenario of a new Cato Institute policy analysis study on the continuity of the U.S. government in event of a cataclysmic attack on Capitol Hill.’
EL PELIGRO!: Which is Spanish for “the danger,” as in the danger brewing in Latin America.
Those ever-lovin' JOHN F***ING KERRY & CO. files are next :)
JUST FER FUN
For Short Stop and the “make the world go away” rest of you …
The latest scoop on rocker Johnny Ramone.
Blind Item: ‘WHICH actor in an epic film trilogy has a habit of hooking up with other guys? The latest sighting had the closeted fellow making out with a man in an elevator . . .’
Spike TV: A new cartoon for you guys called “This Just In.”
Just put in a turnstile: Yup, Whitney Houston is back in rehab ... again.
I'm amazed that Kitty Litter really has quite a few visitors; some are daily and others are of the occasional drop-in variety. DogMan doesn’t bother. Not ever. He reads the funnies, does the crossword puzzles and has the TV tuned to the Weather Channel. Whenever he does come into possession of a piece of news, he can’t wait to report it to me. I listen, then sigh, then, when he’s finally finished, I remind him that if he had logged onto Litter he would have learned that news already. Such devotion.
My beloved Nurse G is another occasional visitor. But, in all fairness, she is very busy, so I cut her some slack. I choose to believe that she reads everything. I don’t know if C.O. bothers or not. He may be like DogMan in this respect.
Short Stop logs on occasionally and only looks for her name and/or non-political things. She told Nurse G that she scrolls through all the John F***ing Kerry news. Just so y’know: I gave Short Stop her first cell phone, I drive her all over the countryside, and I wrote glowing letters of recommendation (which she deserved) for her. But, to be fair, she, too, is busy.
Zappa, an electrician, knows about Litter but I doubt he’s ever checked it out. I sent him the link, but frankly, he’s something of an anarchist, and I cringe at the thought of the comments he’d leave on this site. The last time I asked, he said he was voting for Kucinich even though Kucinich had dropped out. I try not to encourage him. Besides, he’s busy with three kids and surfing all those FBI-monitored web sites.
Slappy is … well, Slappy. Some here have urged me to identify him as a “closet conservative,” just to egg him on. Me, I think he’s a socialist. He logs on occasionally, but finds my “uber-conservative” views hard to stomach. This from the gutless Mensa member who will not give you a straight answer about his political views. Hell, I couldn’t even get him to tell me whom he was picking for March Madness! But, then, socialists have been noted for their paranoia.
J*Sin is an avowed liberal, yet he logs on occasionally just to read how my Greek tragedy is progressing. Supposedly, he does NOT want to meet me. Like I asked? Just go git-cher knee fixed … and good luck.
Boss reads Litter daily … at least I’m fairly certain he does … but he’s so terminally non-committal he can’t even admit that. I told him I was hoping he’d leave a comment or two, and he said, “I don’t do comments.” Ooooooooo-kay.
God bless the faithful in the Litter ranks.
Blue is one of my faithful. She sends me some of the funniest stuff, which I’d post if I didn’t care about the consequences, Federal or otherwise. Now if I could only encourage her to post some comments.
LoanCat is not only a faithful, but she posts comments and e-mails me, too.
I know E & JC log on faithfully.
Then there’s fellow Ldotter Sharps, Grandma P (no relation), JoJo, Mike, and Elsie. Most of you I know by initials: GM in Ohio, AB, ERP, MG, RT and MW. And many have written but left no name or initials, just an e-mail address. I hope I haven’t missed anyone. I just wanted to thank you. And for those who log on and never respond, Little H would say, “No biggie.”
I’m working on the rest of the posts, so check back!
Monday, March 15, 2004
Nurse G, DogMan, Boss, Slappy and I all met at Applebee’s to fill out our March Madness sheets. Slappy, as usual, took his sweet time and hid his “answers” from everyone. He never did finish filling it out. In fact, the only thing he finished were his 3 beers. Boss doesn’t waste too much time filling his out, and yet he still considers his picks. Nurse G and I simply whiz through. I, of course, picked Gonzaga to win as always; the rest of my picks were irrelevant. I know less than nothing about sports, including basketball. And, of course, we neverever bet actual money, because as everyone knows, betting is against the law.
NCAA office pools: All-American illegal fun: ‘Here’s the math: Employers nationwide lose about $101 million in productivity for every 10 minutes their employees spend obsessing about the tournament, according to New York outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
“I’d guess worker productivity is down in March at most places,” said Wright, an accounting manager at a Metro Detroit manufacturing firm. “Technically, (pools) are illegal, but it’s hard to find an office without one.”’
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Heads up - from an Ldotter poster:
Attention: Stephen Gardner, the Kerry "band of brothers" former crewmember who broke ranks and dared criticize the Effing One in that TIME article, will be on Sean Hannity's show tonight. The former Swiftboat gunner and multi-tour vet ought to have some hefty broadsides to fire.
BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!
IT’S THAT LEGACY THING: Since it's March 15th, I did a bit of Googling for the Ides of March and couldn’t help but think of Clinton when I read, ‘some historians suspect that Caesar might have been attempting to establish a cult in his honor in a move towards deification.’ Will we ever hear the Sink Emperor gasp, “Et tu, Hillary?”
JOHN F***ING KERRY & CO.
THE VILLAGE CANDIDATE: “Macho macho man! I wanna be a macho man!” (My apologies to the Village People.) There he is, John F***ing Kerry standing tall, feet apart, lily-white hands on hips, that elongated-beyond-belief chin defiantly jutted outwards (DUCK!). All of which causes one to think Village Idiot, but that’s not the Francais-looking one’s intention. Mais non! Monsieur Kerrie has shifted into his macho-macho-man mode ever since he defined President Bush and all Republicans thusly: “These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group I've ever seen. It's scary.” The chivalrous response would have been an apology, but M. Kerrie must think an apology would make him appear foppish. Comprenez-vous? And so, mon amis, behold THE VILLAGE CANDIDATE!
Which might explain this: THE WARNING KERRY IGNORED. ‘SEN. John Kerry boasts how he "sounded the alarm on terrorism years before 9/ 11," referring to his 1997 book "The New War." Too bad he didn't blast it when it really counted - four months before the hijackings, when he was hand-delivered evidence of serious security breaches at Logan International Airport, with specific warnings that terrorists could exploit them.’
Sunday, March 14, 2004| |
'The Passion of the Christ was the top film for a third straight weekend, taking in $31.7 million US and pushing its total beyond a quarter of a billion dollars.
Mel Gibson's dramatization of Christ's final hours climbed to $264 million in the United States and Canada after 19 days in theatres, according to studio estimates Sunday.
'Starring Jim Caviezel as Christ, The Passion continues to draw well among church groups that helped make it a religious blockbuster, but the film is packing in much broader audiences, said Newmarket's Schwartz.
"It's a large cross-section of America," Schwartz said. "It's not just church groups going at this point. It's way beyond that."'
SUNDAYS MEAN SOPRANOS
From the horse’s mouth: A horse who still has his head, too. Anthony Delmonti was a career criminal who did time then turned informant. ‘In five years with the FBI, Delmonti made hundreds of audio and video recordings leading to dozens of arrests in Cleveland, Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., and New York City. Delmonti is the only informant ever to be video- and audiotaped while being "made" a member of the Bonanno crime family.’
Here’s just some of what he has to say about my favorite show. ‘“They must have a wiseguy as a consultant because they have it all down pretty good. And not just how things work from a criminal enterprise point of view, but also emotionally. They have the protocol down. They have the jealousies within the crews. Like Pauley and Christopher in last Sunday's episode. How they were good friends and then how they turn on each other. And when they shot that waiter in the parking lot? I don't think the writers of that show know how true a scenario that is."’
Viewers take a whack at Sopranos: The Ottawa Citizen asked their readers who will be whacked next on The Sopranos. Some of the names mentioned: Johnny Sack, Paulie Walnuts and Adriannna.
What’s your guess? Me? I dunno, but I think that Paulie’s gotten too big for his silk suits.
Who would you like to see get whacked? JANICE!!!!
And, will Tony and Dr. Melfi do the dirty deed or not?
MEMO: See ya, Short Stop! Take good care of her, Bo. I know you will; you always do.
JOHN F***ING KERRY & CO.
Nurse G’s friend, J*Sin in Upstate NY, reads Litter occasionally, mostly to see if he’s mentioned. HINT: Any reference to “Greek tragedy” or “tragedy (Greek or otherwise)” or even “:( :)” is for J*Sin’s benefit. He thinks my life is a Greek tragedy. He remarked to Nurse G recently that he didn’t realize John Kerry’s middle name was F***ing. Actually, it’s Forbes. But I admire Steve Forbes … I voted for him in the primary when he ran for the Republican nomination several years ago … and it was Kerry whose potty mouth earned him his distinctive middle nickname. He purposely used that foul language, when referencing Bush’s handling of the war, in an interview with a magazine. Rolling Stone, I believe. He specifically chose that word hoping to prove what a macho-macho-man he thinks he is. He's anything butt. Kerry is a walking, Botoxed ad for Heinz vinegar.
P.S. J*Sin: Best of luck on your knee (?).
The “Lucky Sperm Club”: Eeeeeeuuuuuu. As icky as that sounds, it’s the best pithy description of Kerry. “John Kerry's plan to soak his fellow rich guys won't rescue the budget” is a factual yet funny explanation of why Kerry’s idea of economics falls flat.
‘If John Kerry keeps this up, he’s going to get himself booted out of the Brahmins, shunned by the best yacht clubs on the Cape, banished from Beacon Hill and stripped of his St. Paul’s school tie. Like many in politics, the Massachusetts senator has forgotten where he came from. He’s hiding his roots, showing up in boots. Trading his crested blazer for a Carhart work jacket. Crossing the street to avoid bumping into Meg and Scooter. Trying to sink below his raising. The lad is even doing Elvis imitations. This might be considered little more than a walk on the wild side for a member of the lucky sperm club.’
Beware of uber-wealthy Brahmins who propose “soaking” themselves, because it always ends up by costing us flyovers in the end. And that’s precisely where they stick it to us … in the end.
Who pays what: Speaking of the wealthy and taxes and the like, Rush has posted the IRS figures on his home page for all to see, and he’s keeping it there until it’s no longer necessary, which, knowing the greedy liberals, will be infinity. Read the evidence of who pays and who doesn’t: ‘Top 50% of Wage Earners Pay 96.03% of Income Taxes.’
What’s considered “rich”?: Well, ‘The top 1% earned $293,000-plus.’
And guess what?: ‘The Rich Earned Their Dough, They Didn't Inherit It (Except Ted Kennedy) … "Most of the rich have earned their wealth... Looking at the Fortune 400, quite a few even of the very richest people came from a standing start, while others inherited a small business and turned it into a giant corporation."’
About his potty mouth: An entertainment agent used the John-Kerry-word to a female airline attendant while in flight and was met by airline security when he de-planed. He was warned: ‘"Don't curse. We don't like it when people curse. Especially after Sept. 11."’ Are you listening, John F***ing Kerry?