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Sunday, November 27, 2005
While surfing the TV the other day I happened across a few real piles of crap for shows. The perps this time were "Breaking Bonaduce" and any given episode of anything on MTV. Coincidently, I remember when MTV used to play music videos; am I dating myself? Anyhow, I saw a bunch of cracked-out trust fund losers with their own shows. How is this anywhere near reality?

If they wanted reality, the producers of these filthy pop culture foul-ups would hit the streets. Perhaps they could stop by my house and film me eating a sandwich or preparing myself for work. Perhaps they could stop by any given corner in Baltimore or the nation's capitol and ask a vagrant who has no money if they want a show. Trading Places with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy immediately comes to mind. What a concept! Instead, we get Bonaduce's troubles along with Flava-Flav and his floozy's adventures. Who gives a rat's ass? Pop culture is filth!


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Let me start off with this piece from Tookie Williams:
The Apology

Twenty-five years ago when I created the Crips youth gang with Raymond Lee Washington in South Central Los Angeles, I never imagined Crips membership would one day spread throughout California, would spread to much of the rest of the nation and to cities in South Africa, where Crips copycat gangs have formed. I also didn't expect the Crips to end up ruining the lives of so many young people, especially young black men who have hurt other young black men.

Raymond was murdered in 1979. But if he were here, I believe he would be as troubled as I am by the Crips legacy.

So today I apologize to you all -- the children of America and South Africa -- who must cope every day with dangerous street gangs. I no longer participate in the so-called gangster lifestyle, and I deeply regret that I ever did.

As a contribution to the struggle to end child-on-child brutality and black-on-black brutality, I have written the Tookie Speaks Out Against Gang Violence children's book series. My goal is to reach as many young minds as possible to warn you about the perils of a gang lifestyle.

I am no longer "dys-educated" (disease educated). I am no longer part of the problem. Thanks to the Almighty, I am no longer sleepwalking through life.

I pray that one day my apology will be accepted. I also pray that your suffering, caused by gang violence, will soon come to an end as more gang members wake up and stop hurting themselves and others.

I vow to spend the rest of my life working toward solutions.

Amani (Peace),

Stanley "Tookie" Williams, Surviving Crips Co-Founder,
April 13, 1997
Gov. Schwarzenegger is facing a difficult decision right about now. He has the opportunity to grant Tookie Williams clemency and stay his execution, or he can effectively pull the switch on the murderer. After all I have read I am more inclined to support the latter. Tookie is in the klink for murdering four people. Because he wrote some books against that lifestyle (for which he has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize) he expects to live out his sad life in jail and so do a few others. Among the others is the semi-famous rapper "Snoop Dogg". Gee "Snoop", my guess is that if Tookie hadn't co-founded your Alma mater then you wouldn't be defending him today; fo' shizzle.

By writing books speaking out against activities in which you have already lived out doesn't deserve leniency or erase the fact that you killed four people 23 years ago. Tookie has been turned down before in regards to the appeal of his death sentence. Facts remain that he had a competent lawyer and a fair trial. He was found guilty and received the death penalty. It just so happens the last time this tripe came out of the 9th Circuit was when Davis was Governor of California. Now it's Schwarzenegger's turn and he's a Republican, so that's why all the heat this time.

Of course, I am really of the opinion that I would prefer if the media doesn't Schiavo this event. State's rights and legislation are there for a reason; give it a try 9th Circuit! Unlike Tookie, if common sense prevails, the judges on the Court will be the only ones serving for life. Sorry, no cooks for you Tooks.


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Grievance aside, thanks for wearing your jammies to church. No, no, I am sure you really do care. Dummy.


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Saturday, November 26, 2005
Former Canadian Minister of Defense, Paul Hellyer, has warned Parliament of the grave threat of intergalactic war.
Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."
FUN FACT! Before diving headfirst into a steaming pile of neo-liberalism and lunacy, Canada used to be a real country. Its true! They had responsible citizens and leaders and, believe it or not, sanity. No word from Bloc Quebecois, who will undoubtedly share proletariat solidarity with the socialist inter-space workers.


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Friday, November 25, 2005
That's right, I am alluding to the fact the crazy lady Cindy Sheehan is a nut. Presumably, her arrest schedule has allowed her time to return to her summer home in Texas; a ditch. Still dragging her kid's name through the mud Sheehan just won't go away.

Cindy said that she was happy to be among her friends again when she arrived, appropriately, in Waco. She says that she will keep PRESSing with her rented friends until the troops are brought home. I certainly hope this clown realizes that when the troops do come home it is because they finished their job and that she had nothing to do with it.

Once the Queen Cashew arrived, about 100 other nutlings gathered around her nutness for a traditional Iraqi meal. They would have done just as well with a traditional Algerian, Tunisian, Italian, Japanese, Chinese or any other traditional meal in the universe as the Iraqi meal stands for absolutely nothing. If anything, the hosting of the meal by the neo-hippies is a blatant kick to the head of the Iraqi people who are not fortunate enough to afford any meal, let alone a traditional one. The meal is in incredibly poor taste if you ask me.

One of the nutlings had this to say:
"It's significant because the people of Iraq are suffering under our occupation, and for people in America it's business as usual stuffing themselves on fat turkeys," said Tammara Rosenleaf, whose husband is an Army soldier to be deployed in a few weeks."
Well now you clueless wretch, let me make a few comments if I may (the answer is: go right ahead Minus, it is your blog afterall); your alleged significance is just not there. Why? American's were eating turkey long before we ever stepped foot inside of Iraq the first time. My Thanksgiving meal was eaten in honor of those who couldn't be there to enjoy it themselves, something I fear your NG husband doesn't see living with you. As a matter of fact Tammara, I am positive you may suffer from FAWS (that would be Fat Army Wife Syndrome for the non-Army readers), and did stuff yourself full of something this Thanksgiving despite the "plight" of the Iraqi people you really don't care about. On a further note, don't say "our" like it's yours. If your husband puts up with a mouth like yours, it isn't his either. You have already ruined a real soldier's image of your husband because of your solidarity for an idiot and he's not even gone yet. Congratulations dummy.

On a last note, yes, it is business as usual for American's. Why? Because America (save your paltry band of losers) sees right through the publicity stunt that is the Queen Nut and substitutes it with real problems. Shame on the media for ever getting this far engaged with this nonsense. Dissent is fine Rosenleaf, but not when you and your cronies jump on the looney wagon with Sheehan and perpetuate the already wasted airtime. This should have been an "Air America" exclusive from the inception. They can smell "news" (read that as propaganda) like a fart in a car and exploit it as if it were truth. It is truly a shame that the American people had to waste their time with this tripe. Rosenleaf, you may piss right off alongside your buddy Sheehan.

Apparently, there has also been a "monument" erected due to Sheehan's antics. With other monumental news as of late, this is a load of dung. Josh Miner ruined a monument to true American heroes and some moron's decide to pay homage to a completely clueless woman with a shattered life; what are you people thinking? The people who created and or presented this waste of space deserve to have their asses kicked just as much as Josh Miner. As a matter of fact, they would have done better to scrap the rock monument to Sheehan and spent the cash on restoring a true monument. I hope this monument gets wrecked. Dummies.


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Thursday, November 24, 2005
Hopefully you are able to spend this day with friends and family. If not, you are not forgotten. This is a special note to all the Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors who are not able to be with loved ones today. Thank you dearly for your service; your nation truly does appreciate it despite what you may see or hear to the contrary. You are what make this great nation function the way it does, not the politician nor the armchair generals. Have the best day possible and stay safe. God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!


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Tuesday, November 22, 2005
First off, welcome back to Nemesis who saw fit to write on his half of the blog after a lengthy sabbatical of not blogging.

That being said, I have noticed some strange behavior in people over the past days. In light of Nemesis' entry about this blog, I happened to think of a few things not necessarily in the same arena, but mere observations of the same nature.

I have to bring attention to at least two certain types of "talkers" first. The one that I find most perplexing at the moment is what I like to call the "blink-talker". These persons are not to be confused with any sort of heroic activities of the Native American Indian code-talkers of WWII, but are in a league of their own. The blink-talker has a propensity for a seemingly uncontrollable use of their eyes while attempting to converse with someone. You will undoubtedly notice the blink-talker in action in their excited state vice their everyday activities. To blink normally is to wet your drying eyeballs, but the blink-talker seems to be tapping out some sort of Morse Code with their rapidly flitting eyelids. A blink for every syllable is not uncommon and may, in fact, be a technique of deception to draw your attention from the actual conversation. Whether or not this is the actual aim of the blink-talker is yet to be determined, but a viable theory nonetheless. As if strings from the pie hole were connected to the back of the eyelids, the blink-talker may have the most fit of all eyelids due to the exercise they receive daily. I am not sure, but there may be some sort of hyperactivity associated with REM sleep. Perhaps REM sleep combined with the already rapid movement of the eyelids will create a wormhole to a parallel dimension. Who knows...it's a mystery yet to be explored or solved.

The next "talker" would be what I like to call the "Trinity-talker" or "Matrix-talker". You may recognize these individuals by yet another rapid use of the eyelids, but at times of confusion or distress vice the daily use of the "blink-talker". Many have seen the Matrix movie and specifically the part in which Trinity needs to fly a chopper with a quickness. Not to be stopped at a minor inconvenience like not inherently knowing how to fly a chopper, Trinity contacts the mainframe and downloads instructions on how to fly a chopper. The eyes roll back in the nugget a bit and there is a rapid flitting of the eyelids. To speak to an individual like this (particularly while engaged in debate of which you clearly have the upper hand), is confusing to say the least. At my best guess and experience with this type of talker, and while in the midst of confusion and worry of losing the debate at hand, the Trinity-talker will download more information from the Matrix to aid in his/her ailing debate tactics. That is not exactly fair.

The next issue was very recent and on a airplane flight. I usually like to assign myself a seat that will provide me with ample foot space as well as ready access for both ingress and egress of said aircraft. This is usually manifested by the exit rows for me. At any rate, I took my seat at the window side and noticed my row-partner busily chatting away on the cell phone pre-flight. Taking hold of this rare opportunity I seized the armrest between us with my elbow and most of my forearm. This gives me the utmost comfort and unyielding access to the armrest for the duration of the flight. I think that I took the opportunity due to the fact that my row-partner was not only loudly speaking on the cell phone, but reeked of a scent not unlike kimchi. Once the cell phone conversation ceased, my row-partner decided he wanted a piece of armrest action. Well, that's fine if he could manage to fit his arm comfortably on the remaining 1/3 of the armrest due to my early seizure. Not this time pal, not on my watch. I had added extra security by wearing a rather heavy flannel shirt and a pair of headphones to block out unwanted frequencies (such as babies crying, frat boys speaking of their pledge days, women speaking about shopping, etc). When you first get the small nudge of your row-partner letting you know they would like to share your armrest, the senses are heightened. I closed my eyes early feigning sleep as to add to the defense. My expertly placed appendage was no match for the loud, kimchi-smelling person. As the flight went on, a baby did indeed begin to wail and a bit of the sound penetrated my headphones. Not to worry, I kept my wits about me and didn't let it get to my mind. I could "hear" my row-partner getting frustrated by breathing heavily and me having to smell practically liters of stale, disgusting kimchi laden halitosis-style air. At this point my row-partner began to press harder on the remaining third of the armrest hoping to take advantage of my "slumber", only to be repelled time and time again. After at least 2 hours of trying, my row-partner gave up and tried to fade to sleep with his arms crossed. Have a nice trip dummy.

This brings me to my final thought; the baby-case. While on a flight long, or short, nobody likes to hear a screaming baby. A few disgruntled chortles are laughed off, but full-on grumpy babies are a trip-wrecker. I usually keep my carry on luggage in the overhead storage bin as shift happens and I don't want to wrestle with my own luggage trying to free it from the seat in front of me. I never hear a peep from my luggage while it's up there; no whining, no crying, etc. Thus, the idea of the baby-case was born. There could be a slit in the baby-case for slipping a piece of melba toast to the baby during flight if the tyke is hungry, or if the baby is still nursing there would be the appropriately sized hole for conduct of such activities. Junior would have an even better flight if the parents placed a few of baby's favorite items in the baby-case such as their binky or a plush toy. Perhaps even the baby-case deluxe would be furnished with a sound system to employ the wonderful sounds of Mozart or Beethoven to the otherwise unhappy baby. Give it some thought...have your people call my people and we will knock out a patent.


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Monday, November 21, 2005
Krauthammer is in full devestation mode with his latest piece on ID. Previously, Minus wrote a controversial account of our trip with Man In The Arena into the inner bowels of DC to see a debate on ID. Krauthammer wasn't there, but the next best thing was-- booze. And lots of it. And a homeless guy at the metro-station who ended up getting stabbed in the heart. But, like I said, I was in Chicago that week.


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Seriously. This is one funny Brit.


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I fucking told you so. I fucking told you so. I. Fucking. Told. You. So.

Yours in eternal spite,


I fucking told you so.

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Granted, nothing is more horrible than what this man was accused of. That being said, is there any better way to go than a firing squad? With any luck I'll bite it while standing upright on a post, smoking a cigarette, and preparing to be sent to my doom by a volley of rifles. A honor exists in being shot to death by Vietnamese Communists that I can only dream of.


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Over at REASON, Sullum points out an absurdity with paying for liberal projects on the backs' of smokers.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Initial Article.

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This piece of human waste is described as Joshua Miner. He saw fit to disrespect and vandalize a memorial honoring those awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award given to military personnel. This is a bit of an older story, but I just came across it and was disgusted that this turd wrecked a memorial honoring heroes. Stay tuned for trial results.

*Edit: Due to some prompting by A Man In The Arena, I will not wait for the trial results to give true-felt anger about this moron.

Joshua Miner does, in fact, deserve to have his ass kicked as AMITA suggests. What is suggested by Miner himself is that he "freaked out" when the glass broke. This monument to heroes was desecrated with intent by the jackass that is Miner. As it stands, the 3,460 individuals that are listed as recipients on the monument have every right to haunt Miner until the day he dies...or enlists to repent. Only then will he come that much closer to the word (and associated meaning that can only be garnered by serving) sacrifice. This turd has shown little if any respect for not only the dead, but for heroes to many. I say many because I am sure there is some liberal neo-hippy out there somewhere chanting how great this kid is for his "statement". Much like I repel vampires with garlic in the antemortem moments, I will repel the neo-hippy with a bar of Dove.

In reality, this kid is little more than an inept dumbass. If the "runaway bride" got some community service for faking her own kidnapping, this kid needs to be equipped with a LoJack and a lawnmower for about 4 years. If I was the judge I would hand down one of those infamous serve or go to jail sentences. At that point two things could be determined by Joshua Miner's lack of moral fiber: he serves and learns respect and discipline, or he goes to jail and becomes someone's bitch. This future frat boy needs to take some time to learn respect and discipline before taking "action". What a dummy.


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Within the article is a description of how the Republican-controlled Senate blocked a Democrat effort to pressure their boss into coming up with a timetable for a phased withdrawl of the 160,000 US troops in Iraq.

With a vote of 58-40 the Democrats in this case were reminiscent of a small child on a road trip; Are We There Yet? Are We There Yet? That being said, the Republicans and five Democrats who recognize and utilize common sense for the most part voted 79-19 for an alternative. The alternative is by far the better solution. It urges that 2006 "should be a period of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty".

Wait a minute, the Republicans are voting for a solution that will allow the Iraqi people not only a burgeoning government, but sovereignty and the possibility of future autonomy?! What about the Democrat solution of "cut and run"? With only 24 of them voting for an alternative, at best guess the Democrats seem only to vote somewhere between snacktime and recess on important issues.


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This is a pretty funny entry; made me chuckle.


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Saturday, November 12, 2005
What I find partially disturbing but not to surprising is the left's trepidation of principles. It runs particularly unchecked within the ranks of the leftist youth, more specifically the leftist radical. This concern comes not from spite, but from observation of politics and people in general. Although perhaps a bit stereotypical but at the same time undeniable, the leftist radical of whom I speak is easily spotted. While principles and actual study of their favored ideology is put on the back-burner to that of fashion, this may be where an initial problem sets in.

With the famed Che Guevara t-shirts always a favorite, the unkempt hair with the jeans, tweed sports coat and perhaps some Birkenstock sandals will not entirely complete the ensemble until the telltale scarf is delicately wrapped around the radical's neck. Perhaps rather large sets of chops are grown to go along with the speckled and perhaps sparse goatee that is all too common. Think of the clueless college "radical" at your campus and you have a good general idea of the caliber of person that I am speaking about.

Fans of the like of Che Guevara, Pol Pot, Fidel Castro and other associated ilk, the leftist radical favors more government involvement (to the tune of communism and socialism) as well as rapid changes in government. Yes, a more rapid change in the government that they would like to see more of. They would love for the government to tell them what to do with their money and how much of it they can have according to the stratification of classes. What is not realized by this type of individual (among many other things) is that there is a natural stratification of people; it's sometimes referred to as "human nature".

With over 50 per cent of the economy being controlled by the government as it is, the United States is coming dangerously close to socialism. While the leftist radical would like to think that's a good thing, it is not. The reality of the matter is the very personal freedoms they are willing to sacrifice in the name of socialism are to be completely taken control of by their own logic. The very terms of liberty and freedom have been brought to the brink of existence in relation to their traditional intentions by the likes of the leftist radical. Instead, they have come to mean a planning and collectivism of society. The conservative (and more logical moderate minds) are not, and cannot allow this to happen. This would assuredly mean the destruction of our way of life, as we know it.

Fighting an enemy on several fronts is not an enticing thought to anyone, least of whom is the conservative minds that usually find themselves at the forefront of national defense. Another facet of leftist propaganda is a need for that of reduction in national defense. Former President Clinton achieved this destruction during his time in office. The nation is still feeling the effects of his downsizing of the military. Fighting for these concepts is justified to the leftist, but at the same time should never have been an issue according to the conservative mindset.

While I don't like to have to choose between the two mindsets in regards to extremities, I would rather read more about the mindset of the reactionary conservative vice the radical liberal. The reasoning of choosing a conservative mindset is fairly simple; conservatives favor a smaller government, lower taxes (also a need to return to the idea of a flat tax), more spending on military readiness (undoubtedly to fix the destructive downsizing) but at the same time, a reduction in involvement in world conflicts. Also of note is a conservative choice of school vouchers as well as turning control of said legislation to that of local agencies vice the liberal opinion of wanting a subsidized education through the college level.

While the radical's weapon of choice these days has become the "non-violent" protest such as the misguided and embarrassing intentions of persons like Cindy Sheehan, they accomplish very little and aren't really a threat on the larger scene. On a localized level, these persons are a very real threat to the infrastructure of the United States. It has always been a favorite tactic of the left; that is to say that the unwitting mind is at risk of manipulation by these clueless individuals who would rather spread propaganda than try and either fix, or eliminate problems altogether. Without education of politics and the true agenda of the left (that being the propagation of the American way of life towards socialism and eventually, complete government control), these people are a threat due to the pejorative use of utter stupidity.

I hope that the American people are smart enough to realize that with the combined power of education and voting rights, the radical left will not have a voice in this country and reduce it to socialism. It is time for the conservative mindset to take a closer look at what they used to stand for and at the same time restore freedom and liberty to their intended states.


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To those that served honorably to God, the nation and themselves via their respective services: happy veteran's day. It is important to remember the sacrifice individuals have made in order to preserve our liberty and freedom.

There are critics who are of the opinion "they don't serve for me" and all that jive, but they just don't get it and never will. The true soldier will not get miffed at this type of ignorance but in fact, have a laugh at it.

To many it is just another day and to some it has real meaning. If you have ever ordered two beers and only drunk one, you know what I am talking about. Thanks to all who have served and paid back the nation for all she provides and providing a future for many. Although nearly a day late the sentiment is still there.


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Friday, November 11, 2005
In light of the recent cowardly attacks in Amman, Jordan, the Jordanian people have taken to the streets by the thousands to say no to terrorism. Jordan's King Abdullah seems to be a square guy and a down in the dirt leader of his people.

It has been said several times before but it's a shame to think that these individuals [terrorists] think that they are in any form, heroic. Despised even by themselves, terrorism is such a misguided, backwards principle. I sincerely hope that the individuals are sent straight to Hell to burn for eternity. The Jordanian's seem to be on the right track (save the obvious retarded individual in Iraq who is running for his paltry life at the moment) and I hope greater steps are taken to rid the world of terrorism. By this I mean that several other countries need to get off of their dead asses and do something about it. All of the non-players want to come to the party but not help clean up...wrong answer.


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There will be no article linked to here due to the fact that this really is common sense. Apparently some scientists have "discovered" that sleepy students perform worse. How much money was wasted on this study? A quick poll of nearly any institution of higher learning would have revealed this fact.

I am eagerly awaiting the study which definitively shows exactly where the money from their student aid is really going. No seriously, that's a nice new car hippy. For those of you who don't know, this phenomena was predicted over half a century ago by one F.A. Hayek (insofar that universities have been heading down the crapper for some time now). Yes, the same Hayek that put Keynes to shame by proving him completely wrong.


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I just saw the Exorcism of Emily Rose and so, of course, jumped on Google to become an expert on the topic. I came across this gem from CNN. Money quote:
Pope John Paul II has made it clear several times in his 20- year papacy that he believes in the existence of the devil.
Holy Christ balls, the Pope believes in the devil? Wow, that's some really top-notch groundbreaking news, CNN. My God that Ted Turner really has his shit together.

There's actually a deeper issue here regarding the mainstream media's innate cynicism and reactive portrayal of real religion as a superstitious entity that no intelligent person could suscribe to, but...I am far too loaded to dwell on it.


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Thursday, November 10, 2005
Fuck them straight to hell. Everyday there's some new TV show on about how great and witty and omnipotent doctors are. No profession in America is loaded with as much arrogance as our Doctors. No other community has been more wrong than the fucking medical community-- fuck, only a few hundred years ago the medical proffession consisted of drilling holes in patients' heads to release evil spirits. Sad to say, it hasn't advanced much. Learned in the arts of hocus-pocus and esoteric jargon, the same skull drilling cock bag now loves nothing more than to smile and pat your head as you question his diagnosis.

You: I don't think I have hyperalitosisquandrium. I think my stomach just fucking hurts and I need some medicine for it.

Doctor: Look at you little guy, you said hyperalitosisquandrium. Now, take off your pants and let me play with your balls....

Little does he know or care that a hundred years from now some new batch of shithead no nothing doctors will look back at our practices and say "goddamn what a bunch of barbarians. Luckily, now we have it all figured out though..."

Patronizing, ego inflated shit fucks...thats what doctors are. We should round them all up and let Dick Cheney drink their blood.

Upon further reflection I realized that a friend's wife is a doctor and is neither a shit fuck or a skull drilling cock bag. She is, in fact, a wonderful woman who is undoubtedly very good at her job. This rant is largely directed at a) ER and b) the 500 million or so other doctors who are not her.

Fuck Idaho too.


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Tuesday, November 08, 2005
While out and about the other day as a result of an ad on WTOP's website advertising gold panning and gem mining, I was confronted with a different scenario entirely. I will print my email to WTOP and the subsequent responses:

"To whom it may concern:

Being that Maryland is experiencing some unusually warm weather given the time of year, my fiance and I decided to take advantage of it. We usually take the time to look at the WTOP website to see what is going on during the weekend. This weekend was no exception.

I was pretty excited when my fiance pointed out this entry:

>>Gold and Gem Mining
Ponies, a petting farm, hiking trails, rope swings, tunnels, hayrides, Ducky Downs racetrack, and panning for gold and gem mining. $6 to get in. Additional fees for gold panning and gem mining. Call xxx-xxx-xxxx for more information.
Date: Through Nov. 15
Location: xxxxx Mine Rd., Dumfries
Website: Not This Time

I am from Colorado, very near one of the largest gold fields in the world (Cripple Creek, Colorado) and also an avid gem collector. I don't care about the ponies, hay maze, hiking trails, petting farm, swings, tunnels or hayrides supposedly offered by the Old Mine Ranch. I was clearly interested in the "...and panning for gold and gem mining" section of your write-up. We visited the website linked to by your write-up and also called the outfit and decided to take a ride. We currently live in Columbia, Maryland, which as you know is not very near the Old Mine Ranch.

What ensued was the all too familiar white-knuckle ride down I-95 South towards Richmond. Between the Sunday drivers and just plain idiots, it was not out of the ordinary. The instructions were fairly clear as how to get to the Old Mine Ranch. I was getting pretty excited at the prospect of finding some beryl, amethyst, moonstone and even some gold as we made our last turn onto Mine Road. After making a left into the gravel driveway of the Old Mine Ranch, my hopes became nearly instantly dashed. What I saw looked reminiscent of my deployment to Kosovo. There were rotting bales of hay haphazardly scattered about to form a "maze" of nearly 5-inches tall at this point, corrugated plastic tubing stacked high upon some not-so rotten bales of hay to form "tunnels" and the skinniest horse I have seen in a while. As we neared what was assumed to be the main entrance of the Old Mine Ranch (this is where the majority of the vehicles were parked vice farm equipment), I saw what appeared to be the Clampett family picnic. Backing into an available spot, a person best described as "tooth" approached our car. I rolled down the window and asked if this is where I could mine gems and pan for gold. He seemed baffled at such a question. He stated that "there ain't nothing like that here". I asked him if this was the Old Mine Ranch to which he replied, "yeah, but there ain't no mining or gold digging here". We informed him that WTOP seems to think there was. He didn't know what to think, as I don't think he had seen the WTOP write-up.

Driving back down the gravel driveway towards the cumbersome I-95 North trip, we had a laugh and at the same time a bit of dissent towards WTOP for attempting to send people out of their way for no apparent reason. Perhaps it was intentional and the best write-up of the alleged event site was expected and this is a contest that was not formally announced. If that is the case, I will gladly take my prize and be on my way. At any rate, the announcement of gem mining and gold panning was a total bust. There was no fun had besides that of having a chuckle at our apparent misfortune. If that was all that was meant by your write-up; mission accomplished. Otherwise, I would like to know what caused the flap on your website? Was it some form of communications break down from the upper-echelons to the worker bees? Thank you for your time.

Very Respectfully,

Claim Jumped in Columbia"
And the subsequent responses:
"Wow. I can almost hear the dueling banjos from "Deliverance." First, my sincere apology to you and your fiance. You may hear from more than one person here at WTOP, but I wanted you to get this apology from the top of the news operation. We got burned, and so did you. The information we used is what those folks sent us. (You'll find the exact same listing, including the panning for gold and searching for minerals on washingtonpost.com, by the way). We are going to look into this and you might even hear from a WTOP reporter working on the story this week. I'm sure glad you have a sense of humor.

Jim Farley
Vice President, News & Programming
WTOP Radio"


I am so sorry about the journey to Clampettville.

Each weekend I scour local websites and newspapers to find interesting "things to do." The information about the Old Mine Ranch came from an ad in the Washington Post. IT mentioned panning for gold - though the website did not. Guess that should have been a red flag.

At least you have a good story. Even though I'm terribly embarrassed for misdirecting you this weekend - the email made me laugh. You're funny.

Please consider calling the Old Mine Ranch to complain.
I will.

Hillary Howard"
I would like to thank WTOP radio for addressing my concerns in such a quick manner. Among the celebrities from WTOP radio being posted on this blog, there is also David Yeagley of Front Page Magazine fame and someone claiming to have served with the utterly confused Marine, Josh Rushing; presumably from the same couch in Qatar that Rushing served from. Also of note is the blogger Kadnine in response to the bogus scenario of Josh Rushing. Thanks to all for the positive comments.


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There were 17 individuals arrested in a pre-dawn raid in Australia. The 17 morons were part of two separate groups competing to be the first to launch a major terrorist attack in Australia. A local president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Ameer Ali, said the country's nearly 300,000-member Muslim community was shocked at the number of arrests and that all the suspects appeared to be Muslims. Fortunately everyone else in Australia wasn't surprised. Why? Because extremist Muslims carry out terrorist attacks; it's not just an unfair stereotype attached to these miscreants.

Kudos to the authorities of Australia for taking down yet another number of scumbags. Also, congratulations to John Howard for not being a sissy like France and France's annex to the west, Canada for realizing that terrorism is not a local affair; it affects the world.

What's good news for the world is that terrorists are in such confusion that they have to compete to kill themselves. They follow the "ideals" of their elder mentally-unstable mentors and get nowhere. Guess what? There aren't 72 virgins waiting for you. I am willing to bet there is a whole sack full of nothing waiting for idiots like you.


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Sunday, November 06, 2005
Don't be a whiner.

President Bush has called for Latin American's to "defend strong democratic institutions and reject any drift back to the days of authoritarian rule". With these remarks was a clear jab at the "leader" of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. A leftist leader and bedmate of Castro, Chavez needs his head examined. With little better things to do besides hurl lame insults at the US for the past two days, Chavez is clearly deserving of criticism, and any comments plainly warranted.

There are three upcoming presidential elections in Latin America in the near future. The people are urged to make the right decisions and stray away from Chavez' authoritarian and antiquated socialist views. There apparently are two ways to go according to the President: one includes being integrated into the world stage and having a representative government and the other "seeks to roll back the democratic progress of the past two decades by playing to fear, pitting neighbor against neighbor and blaming others for their own failures to provide for the people". That seems pretty accurate to me. Why anyone would want this for their country is beyond me. But, that's pretty much Nutso Chavez in the flesh. Hopefully the people of Latin America are smart enough to make the right decision.


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Despite the fact that "only" 211 of 36,000 districts are burning a police spokesman says that France isn't burning. I guess it's only the parts with burned out cars, destroyed schools, malls and post offices that are affected then.

Jack Chirac vows order as France continues to burn. What could have been chalked up to angry youths who would rather burn and destroy everything vice fix their situation, is now credited with being coordinated by militant Islamists. Uh oh! I guess that Chirac should do something about it now. Quit being so soft on these people...but at the same time, don't make them live in crappy conditions! There are several video games out there including those set in medieval Europe, that teach that very concept...get on it Chirac!

Lead-pipe cruelty as has been exhibited by the Islamists (by shooting police with shotguns and hurling molotov cocktails and rocks at them), should be dealt with by using an iron hand. OK, so they are mad they live in bad neighborhoods; that can be fixed. What cannot be fixed is the fact they are lame-ass Islamists allowed to do as much damage as they have thus far. Wake up France.


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Perhaps the most famous being C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. As for the addition, I would place one J.K. Rowling. As far as drawing the parallels of the first two authors with the Holy Scripture, Nemesis can do that better than I. But, since he doesn't bother to stop by his half of the blog, I will let it slide. To say that the Harry Potter novels are anti-Christian places two very distinct possibilities about you: first, you have never read the novels and second, you are ignorant to lay a claim upon the books without reading them.

With the writing of Lewis' famous Chronicles of Narnia there is obvious reference to Christian theological ideas. Perhaps not the original intent of the author, he described the allegory simply as "suppositional". By his own admittance, Lewis didn't start out writing the books as a way to have Christian theological concepts accessible to children; "that element pushed itself in of its own accord."

J.R.R. Tolkien may be famous on a certain level or another for converting C.S. Lewis to Christianity. He is surely most famous for the writing of the Lord of the Rings books. Also an allegorical set of tales, these are just as criticized as the Chronicles of Narnia for being not of a Christian base, but one of Paganism. Some will say that in the writings, you have three representations of Christ, but the text itself doesn't support it. I would say that it does.

J.K. Rowling is indeed a Catholic woman but perhaps has not made it so overtly known. It is with little understanding that I find people praising the first two authors and ridiculing the third. I think that the proponents of this thought process are a bit off in their assessment. Sure, all three books involve magic, spells, witches, warlocks and such, but they also represent the fundamentals: love, evil, self-sacrifice and unity among others.

What better way to bring Christianity to the youth than with the use of allegory? If the overtones of Christianity are ignored by the reader they can still be simply enjoyed if for no other reason than they are expertly written. If you are in doubt, read Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters and the Chronicles of Narnia by Lewis and of course, the Harry Potter novels. You won't be disappointed.


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Saturday, November 05, 2005
Madonna truly is an idiot. Is it Esther this week? I forget. I can't believe that those with the real faith behind them aren't standing up to the poster child of Hollywood Kabala. Weak.

What is that smell?

What's nearly as weak as Madonna being a self-proclaimed Kabala expert is the entirety of Scientology; you know, the science fiction religion.


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Apparently a gang of people have taken to the streets in France to protest living on societies fringes. What started in Paris has spread to the Mediterranean as well as Normandy. Mostly taking place in neighborhoods filled with Asian and Muslim immigrants, the reckless idiots have burned nearly 1,000 cars and vandalized numerous other buildings.

Why they are trying to make the whole of France look like the neighborhood where they now live is beyond me. We know that the French army is helpless against any sort of defense, so I am guessing that they are really screwed. The crappy thing is, some "communist" somewhere is sitting in his parent's basement claiming this as a coup for the proletariat. Clueless, hapless morons, the lot of them.


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A band of apparently well-organized pirates tried to hijack a subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Lines. They were defeated by the massive cruise-ship's speed and agility. The pirates intercepted the ship about 100 miles from the Somali coast...,which as we know is not a nice place at all. What would they do with all the nice things from a cruise ship? Would they strip down its passenger's and parade them through their garbage-lined streets?

Definitely not the smartest pirates, they were attempting to rob a 10,000-ton ship with two inflatable boats (presumably borrowed from a Cuban friend). One member of the crew sustained minor injuries, but other than that, the pirates failed miserably. Dummies.


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Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, both has been actors decided to try and crash a rally by Arnold Schwarzenegger. It did not work in the slightest. As a matter of fact, the Hollywood liberals had a hanger door shut in their faces. It is entertaining to read the article and find the logic behind the attempted "crashing". A Schwarzenegger aid stopped the two mentally unstable duo and that prompted Annette Bening to open her gaping trap and state: "He represents all of us, right?" No, he doesn't represent the likes of you, dummy. Politics aside, he represents talent and success whereas you represent failure and cavorting with has beens. Give it up Hollywood liberals; the act is over.


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Here is the article.

There is an inclusion of some 3,500 US troops alongside approximately 1,000 Iraqi troops. This is yet another important step in the direction of autonomy for Iraq. It is very important in the sense that the Iraqi troops need this experience to realize that there are terrorists and insurgents (a very, very thin line separates these two groups) who wish to destroy the country from the inside...for no other reason than because others are doing it.

I wish well upon the participants of the offensive, both US and Iraqi. I hope that the outcome is the destruction of many terrorists and insurgents as their cause is fruitless.


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