Monday, February 28, 2005

Winner! Cruelest Article Ever Published

From the Phillippine newspaper, Sun Star Zamboanga:

Bizarre baby born with extra body parts dies

By Jun Felciano

Thursday, February 24, 2005
A SEVEN-month-old pre-mature baby was born a freak -- having the unusual look similar to an alien to poor parents of Barangay Tumaga, this city, Tuesday night.
The baby, who died after about an hour when delivered at the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) by her 24-year-old mother, Evelyn Ataca, through Caesarean procedure, possessed an extra pair of legs, two nostrils, two mouths, two buttocks, one of its two eyes centered at the forehead, but with only one heart, one head and one chest...Relatives said Evelyn looked normal during her conceiving period, as she never craved for any urge for a particular delicacy that could have affected her baby...
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/zam/2005/02/24/news/bizarre.baby.born.with.extra.body.parts.dies.html

Breaking News: Washington Post Sacrifices Reality, Math, for Leftist Political Agenda

Letter to the Editor, from today's WaPo, Monday, February 28, 2005 page A16.

As a high school senior, I took particular interest in Ylan Q. Mui’s Feb 23 Metro article, “MD Targets School snacks.”
Kathleen Lazor said the school administration is saying, “Make smart choices,” but removing food options for students, some of whom are old enough to drive and even vote, is not about smart choices; it’s about no choices—or the choices the school system is happy to make for you.
Moreover, I am perplexed by the statement that “about 16 percent of children across the country are overweight, meaning that their body-mass index is in the 95th percentile for their age group.” If 16 percent of children have higher body-mass index than 95 percent of children, doesn’t that mean that 11 out of every 100 children have a higher BMI than themselves?
Or, put another way, that’s 111 percent.
Andrew Ward, Gaithersburg

Sunday, February 27, 2005

DNC Chairman Howard Dean Reaches Out To Republicans By Calling Them 'Evil'

Dean roars into town
Democrats welcome new DNC leader

By Joel Mathis, Journal-World, Saturday, February 26, 2005
There were plenty of screams Friday afternoon at Liberty Hall, but none of them came from Howard Dean. Instead, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee was cheered enthusiastically by a sign-waving crowd gathered to hear Dean's message that the party must build its strength in traditionally Republican states such as Kansas.
And concluding his backyard speech with a litany of Democratic values, he added: "This is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good."
http://www.ljworld.com/section/citynews/story/197427


NBC In League With Satan (What Else Could Explain This?)

From the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. I am not a Roman Catholic, but this is just nauseating. Maybe Rome should send an exorcist to 40 Rock. Hear that, Bob Wright? (Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, GE; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal)
http://www.catholicleague.org/05press_releases/quarter%201/050224_nbctv.htm

NBC-TV SHOW ANGERS CATHOLICS NATIONWIDE

February 24, 2005

During the February 22 episode of the NBC-TV sitcom, “Committed,” two non-Catholics are mistakenly given Holy Communion at a Catholic funeral Mass. Nate, who is Jewish, and Bowie, a Protestant, don’t know what to do with the Eucharist, so they make several failed attempts to get rid of it. For example, they try slipping it into the pocket of a priest, dropping it on a tray of cheese and crackers, etc. At one point, the priest, who is portrayed as not knowing the difference between the Host and a cracker, goes to grab the “cracker” from a tray of appetizers; he initially balks when he discovers that it is the last one. Then he changes his mind, saying, “Oh, what the hell.” By far the most offensive scene occurs when Nate and Bowie accidentally flush what they think is the Host down the toilet...

As If He Could Say Anything BUT This!

Clinton: Hillary would be an ‘excellent president’


BILL!!!

See, honey, ...it was all a big mistake...!

The Associated Press
, Updated: 3:57 p.m. ET Feb. 27, 2005
TOKYO - Former President Clinton said Sunday that his wife, Hillary, would be an excellent choice as the first female leader of the world’s most powerful nation...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7041441/

Breaking News: Media Exhibits Bias Against Church, Scouts, Normality

No one should be judge in his own cause -- Publilius Syrus, Maxims. The MSM would do well to remember this. Consider the following MSM headlines, concerning the apprehension of alleged serial slaughterer Dennis Rader:

Arrest Is Made in Series of Killings in Kansas

By Monica Davey, Published: February 27, 2005
…The man the police had arrested was a longtime neighbor, a leader at one of their churches, a father with a wife and two children, who had once, neighbors said, led a scouting troop for boys. http://nytimes.com/2005/02/27/national/27btk.html?hp&ex=1109566800&
amp;en=025a7bc6ff7d50eb&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Cub Scout Leader Arrested in BTK Killings
By Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press Writer
...Rader, a Cub Scout leader who was active at his Lutheran Church...
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050227/ap_on_re_us/btk_killings

Report: Daughter of BTK suspect alerted police
59-year-old Kansan accused of killing 10

He was a one-time president of a Lutheran church, according to KAKE, and a father of two.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/02/27/btk.investigation/index.html

Wichita police: 'BTK is arrested' -- 10 killings blamed on 59-year-old suspect
The Associated Press, Updated: 3:16 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2005
Rader, a Cub Scout leader who was active at his Lutheran church
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6988048/

Wichita Police Arrest Suspect in BTK Serial Killings
By Peter Slevin and Lois Romano, Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, February 27, 2005; Page A01

WICHITA, Feb. 26 -- It took 31 years and countless clues delivered by the killer himself, but jubilant Wichita police on Saturday named a Lutheran church leader…as the notorious BTK strangler...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55705-2005Feb26.html

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Hollywood Star Discovers New Race; Proves that He is an Idiot

The United States now has its second consecutive Black Secretary of State. Some of the biggest popular stars today are bi-racial (Lenny Kravitz, Halle Barry, and Mariah Carey come immediately to mind). Close to 4% of the total United States population consists of married Black - White couples and their offspring. A Black person sits on the United States Supreme Court. Tens of millions of Black Americans live in total racial harmony with their White fellows. Yet to Hollywood Action-Star Will Smith, romantic scenes between Blacks and Whites are "taboo" because of the ingrained racism of the average American White person.
The idea that American society has been, and continues to be, based on the oppression of racial minorities has long been dogma in the worldview of the liberal-leftist-Democrat Party cadres. According to that Article of Faith, the socioeconomic situation of one particular racial minority—Black Americans—has not only not improved, but has actually deteriorated. That there is no hard evidence of this (and little anecdotal evidence as well!) is of scarce interest to the left wing, post-modernist True Believers. To them, America is an oppressive, racist, sexist, homophobic Leviathan—yes, it must be so, because if the alternative is true then the only logical conclusion is that the left’s entire Weltanschauung is destitute of meaning.
With this in mind, consider the following, reported in today’s MSNBC:

"Was race an issue in ‘Hitch’ casting?
By Jeannette Walls
MSNBC
Updated: 2:48 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2005

Casting Will Smith’s love interest in “Hitch” was not a simple black or white decision. Eva Mendes was given the role opposite Smith because the moviemakers were worried about the public’s reaction if the part was given to a white or an African American actress, according to Smith. The actor is saying that it was feared that a black couple would have put off worldwide audiences whereas a white/African American combo would have offended viewers in the U.S.
“There’s sort of an accepted myth that if you have two black actors, a male and a female, in the lead of a romantic comedy, that people around the world don’t want to see it,” Smith told the British paper, the Birmingham Post while promoting the flick overseas. “We spend $50-something million making this movie and the studio would think that was tough on their investment. So the idea of a black actor and a white actress comes up — that’ll work around the world, but it’s a problem in the U.S.”
Eva Mendes — who is of Cuban descent — was seen as a solution because apparently, the black/Latina combination is not considered taboo. Sony didn’t return calls for comment."

There are three problems with Smith’s statement (at least). First, what evidence is there that “a black couple would have put off worldwide audiences”? There is no evidence for this, of course, outside of the world of leftist orthodoxy. “There’s sort of an accepted myth that if you have two black actors, a male and a female, in the lead of a romantic comedy, that people around the world don’t want to see it” Really? By whom is this myth accepted? Second, Smith informs us that “the idea of a black actor and a white actress comes up — that’ll work around the world, but it’s a problem in the U.S.”…now, let me understand this. According to Smith, Black Male + Black Female = NG in Europe and in USA; Black Male + White Female = OK in Europe, NG in USA. Yet, direct evidence demonstrates that intermarriage between Blacks and Whites has increased since WWII at an unbelievable rate, resulting in 7 million Americans classifying themselves as mixed-race, primarily Black/White.*** Third, it seems that Smith has discovered a new creature, a new racial being that is neither black nor white. Even the most racist white man in Smith-world can enjoy a movie showing a love scene between this crypto-caucasian and a Black person. The name of this new, not-quite-white creature? “Eva Mendes — who is of Cuban descent”. She “was seen as a solution (not as a person, not as an actress, but as a ‘solution’ – Suburban Cowboy) because apparently, the black/Latina combination is not considered taboo.” The tortured logic underlying Smith’s vile racial bedevilment is so ridiculous, so fantastic, that he might consider applying for a position as Professor of Sociology at Yale University once his box-office magic fades away.

*** Smith's convoluted reasoning is not only contradicted by objective reality, but by uncharacteristically lucid statements from his fellow Leftists:

NUMBERS OF MIXED RACE PERSONS ACCORDING TO VOLUNTARY US CENSUS CLASSIFICATION

…nearly 7 million Americans described themselves as multiracial in the 2000 Census, in terms of a voluntary self classification category introduced for the first time. This figure is much higher for children under 18, of whom 4.2 percent were registered as multiracial, compared with 1.9 percent of adults. The major reason, census officials said, was that the number of interracial couples more than quadrupled.
(Washington Post, Tuesday, March 13, 2001; Page A01)

Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America

Harvard University Press (2003)
By Renee Christine Romano
Annotation
The startling rise of inter-racial marriages during the last half of the twentieth century retraces a fascinating history that begins with the end of World War II, when segregation was the law throughout most of the country.
Review
Romano, a white (Harvard) professor of African American studies who is married to a black man, examines the deeply embedded taboo of interracial marriage in the U.S. Citing studies, surveys, court accounts, media coverage, and interviews with interracial couples, Romano explores how attitudes have evolved, eventually eroding that taboo, within the last 60 years. She notes that the nation's long-held policy of "prohibiting interracial marriages while condoning interracial sex between white men and black women reinforced gender and racial hierarchies." Romano outlines the forces that eventually led to the breakdown of the taboo, from the integration of armed services during World War II to the migration of southern blacks to the North for war-related jobs, exploring the political, cultural, and social history of black-white marriages since the 1940s. The interviews are particularly powerful in conveying the challenges of interracial marriages and the changes in social attitudes since the 1940s. But Romano cautions that the increase in black-white marriages does not signify the end of structural racial inequalities in American society. ((Reviewed February 15, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews.
http://booksmatter.com/b0674010337.htm

'Neither black nor white.' - mixed race people demand new census race category
Ebony, Nov, 1996 by Lisa Jones Townsel
A major controversy has exploded over the demand for a new census category for African-Americans who say they are neither Black nor White. Within recent months, the "Neither Black nor White" faction has marched on Washington D.C., and filled letters to the editor pages, sharing personal perspective on the issue. The highly sensitive subject has also triggered lively debates on the Internet. A number of celebrities have joined the debate. Among them are three-time amateur golf champ-turned-pro Tiger Woods who says he is 90 percent Oriental; actresses Halle Berry and Salli Richardson who say they are Black; singer Mariah Carey who say she is Black, Venezuelan and Irish; and the former Miss USA, Chelsi Smith who describes herself as half Black and half White…
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1077/is_n1_v52/ai_18814136

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Happy Birthday, Wrangler Jane!

Melody Patterson - Wrangler Jane on TV's F Troop

http://www.wranglerjane.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Tortured High School Valedictorian, Supported by Press and Political Activists, Charged in Plot to Assassinate President Bush

The Justice Department finally charged “high school valedictorian” Ahmed Omar Abu Ali with conspiring to kill President Bush. This move is not without controversy, at least among the Islamofascists and the American Leftist Press (aka, the Mainstream Media), both of which stress that 1.) the suspect was tortured while being held in Saudi Arabia (though why this is surprising, or should be relevant, is unclear), and 2.) that the suspect was the 1999 valedictorian of his high school class.

Leftist Press:
Man charged in alleged plot to assasinate Bush
U.S. citizen detained in Saudi Arabia for suspected al-Qaida links
The Associated Press

Updated: 12:07 p.m. ET Feb. 22, 2005

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A former Virginia high school valedictorian who had been detained in Saudi Arabia as a suspected terrorist was charged Tuesday with conspiring to assassinate President Bush and with supporting the al-Qaida terrorist network. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 23, a U.S. citizen, made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court but did not enter a plea…He contended that he was tortured while detained in Saudi Arabia since June of 2003 and offered through his lawyer to show the judge his scars… http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7012172/

Islamofascist Press:
Public Court Hearing for Ahmed Abu-Ali

Ahmed Abu-Ali is a 24-year-old U.S. citizen born in Texas and raised in Virginia. He is an honor student who graduated valedictorian of his high school class…

http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=2125

See also, Outsourcing Detention
Cagprisoners.com
Date: 20-Dec-2004
http://www.cageprisoners.com/articles.php?aid=4354

  • “High School Valedictorian”— the phrase conjures up images of a young woman or man who has devoted long hours to studying, sacrificing much but gaining the prestigious position of first in class. Accused terrorist Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was valedictorian of his 1999 graduating class at the Islamic Saudi Academy (www.saudiacademy.net) in Falls Church, Virginia, right outside of Washington, DC. But this Islamic Saudi Academy is no regular school:
Saudi School in Virginia Draws Criticism
NewsMax.com Wires
, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A school that caters to children of Saudi diplomats is teaching first-graders that Judaism and Christianity are false religions, according to a Muslim group concerned that such teachings breed hatred….Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism is calling on Islamic Saudi Academy to remove the textbook used to teach first-graders. The teachers' edition of the textbook outlines several points of emphasis, including the statement, "All religions other than Islam are false religions." http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/8/3/155525.shtml

Look who's teaching Johnny about Islam
Saudi-funded Islamic activists have final say in shaping public-school lesson on religions
by Paul Sperry

WorldNetDaily.com, May 3, 2004

He says many of the academy's textbooks he has reviewed contain passages promoting hatred of non-Muslims. For example, the eleventh-grade text says one sign of the Day of Judgment will be when Muslims fight and kill Jews, who will hide behind trees that say: "Oh Muslim, oh servant of God, here is a Jew hiding behind me. Come here and kill him."…"Christians and Jews repeatedly are labeled as infidels and enemies of Islam who should not be befriended or emulated, and are referred to in eighth-grade textbooks as 'apes and pigs,'" the report said. In addition, it found that "some Saudi government-funded textbooks used in North American Islamic schools have been found to encourage incitement to violence again non-Muslims." http://www.campus-watch.org/article/id/1148

Royal Navy Goes Back To Basics

  • Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. – Winston Churchill

New Course by Royal Navy: A Campaign to Recruit Gays

New York Times
February 22, 2005
By Sarah Lyall
LONDON, Feb. 21 - Five years after Britain lifted its ban on gays in the military, the Royal Navy has begun actively encouraging them to enlist and has pledged to make life easier when they do. The navy announced Monday that it had asked Stonewall, a group that lobbies for gay rights, to help it develop better strategies for recruiting and retaining gay men and lesbians. It said, too, that one strategy may be to advertise for recruits in gay magazines and newspapers. Commodore Paul Docherty, director of naval life management, said the service wanted to change the atmosphere so that gays would feel comfortable working there…
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/22/international/europe/22britain.html

Monday, February 21, 2005

1954 Looks At 1984


Winston spies Julia: Va-va-voom!

Amnesty International: Iraqi Women 'No better off' Post-Saddam Hussein

This is truly sick. That's all that El Naar and I can say about this.

Read this...
Iraqi women 'no better off'

By Jeremy Lovell in London
22-02-05 From: Reuters

NEARLY two years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, women there were no better off than under the rule of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, the human rights group Amnesty International said today…
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12334428-23109,00.html

...then consider this...
See men shredded, then say you don't back war
March 18, 2003


Another witness told us about practices of (Saddam's Ba'athist) security services towards women: “Women were suspended by their hair as their families watched; men were forced to watch as their wives were raped . . . women were suspended by their legs while they were menstruating until their periods were over, a procedure designed to cause humiliation.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3284-614607,00.html

...and this:
Women Tortured Under Saddam Seek Justice
July 10, 2004, The Times of Pakistan


BAGHDAD: Women who claim they were arrested without charge, tortured and sentenced to long years in jail under Saddam Hussein demanded on Friday the injustices they suffered also be taken into account in the trial of Iraq’s former dictator. Saddam faced seven charges at a preliminary hearing last week of crimes against humanity and war crimes such as during the 1990-1991 occupation of Kuwait and the gassing of Iraqi Kurds in Halabja two years earlier.
http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/jul2004-daily/10-07-2004/world/w19.htm

U.N.'s Ongoing Shame: Cuba On Human Rights Panel

Read this...
Cuba makes most of 'human rights' post
U.N. hands Castro propaganda coup with appointment

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42953
February 21, 2005

WASHINGTON – Despite the U.S. State Department condemnation of Cuba's appointment to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the island dictatorship is making the most of the propaganda coup.
"When the Latin American and Caribbean group of the U.N.'s Human Rights Commission elected Cuba to the Standing Committee, it was unanimous acknowledgement of Cuba's immensely prestigious reputation following a decade of work with that organization," boasted a report in the official Cuban newspaper Granma…The Cuban official made clear he intends to use his new position on the commission to embarrass the U.S. – mentioning "thousands of reports on tortures in Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib."

...and Consider This
Address of Ambassador Armando Valladares', Chief of the United State's Delegation to the United Nations Human Rights' Commission. Geneva, Switzerland, February 23, 1988

Mr. Chairman, I am not a career diplomat, and I am not an expert on the technical aspects of this organism. I will not speak in a detailed manner on the reports and topics submitted under point 10. There will be other interventions during which we will listen to opinions on those important matters. Mr. Chairman, today I want to speak about torture, about what it means for a human being to be tortured, to be humiliated, or what may be even worse, to watch a friend, a companion, or a relative being tortured. As many of you know, I spent twenty-two years in prison for political reasons. Perhaps, I am the only delegate in this Commission who has spent such a long time in prison, although there are several persons here who have known in their own flesh the meaning of torture. I do not care about their political ideology, and I offer to you my embrace of solidarity, from tortured to tortured. I had many friends in prison. One of them, Roberto López Chávez, was just a kid. He went on a hunger strike to protest the abuses. The guards denied him water, Roberto lay on the floor of his punishment cell, agonizing, deliriously asking for water. water… The soldiers came in and asked him: "Do you want water?"… The they took out their members and urinated in his mouth, on his face… He died the following day. We were cellmates; when he died I felt something wither inside me. I recall when they kept me in a punishment cell, naked, with several fractures on one leg which never received medical care; today, those bones remain jammed up together and displaced. One of the regular drills among the guards was to stand on the steel mesh ceiling and throw at my face buckets full of urine and excrement. Mr. Chairman, I know the taste of the urine and the excrement of other men… that practice does not leave marks; marks are left by beatings with steel rods and by bayonet thrusts. My head is still covered with scars and you can feel the cracks. But, what can inflict more damage to human dignity, the urine and excrements thrown all over your face or a bayonet's blow? Which is the appropriate article for the discussion of this subject? Under which technical point does it fall? Under what batch of papers, numbers, lines and bars should we include this trampling of human dignity? For me, and for innumerable other human beings around the world. The violation of human rights was not a matter of reports, of negotiated resolutions, of elegant and diplomatic rhetoric, for us was a daily suffering. For me (it meant) eight thousand days of hunger, of systematic beatings, of hard labor, of solitary confinement, of cells with steel-planked windows and doors, of solitude…

http://capmag.com/article.asp?ID=625

Russia Today; Europe Tomorrow; America...?

Russian Forces Kill Besieged Caucasus Rebels

Sun Feb 20, 8:09 AM ET
By Oliver Bullough

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian troops on Sunday used heavy weaponry and gas to kill three rebels holed up in a house near Chechnya, local media reported. The rebels were besieged in an apartment block for more than a day, before dozens of Special Forces troops with armored vehicles subdued them, leaving their apartment in flames. The firefight in the town of Nalchik, some 75 miles from Chechnya where rebels have fought Russian rule for a decade, was a graphic example of the extent that Muslim radicalism has spread through the North Caucasus. Police said the raid was the culmination of a three-day operation to break militant Islamic groups who have intensified attacks on Russian forces in the region of Kabardino-Balkariya over the last year. "Today we ended a well-organized special operation to destroy several terrorist groups that have prepared terrorist acts on Russian territory," said Deputy Interior Minister Arkady Yedelev in televised comments. RIA Novosti news agency quoted him as saying the attacking troops had pumped in tear gas before the storm. The battle, the latest in a series of firefights outside Chechnya itself in recent months, started in the early morning when the rebels refused to surrender after being surrounded on Saturday morning. It was not clear who the rebels were, but Yedelev said Russian troops had detained five men before attacking the house. Rebel Web site www.chechenpress.co.uk reported that they did not belong to an Islamist group called 'Yarmuk' which was the target of a similar attack from Russian forces in Nalchik last month, but referred to them as Muslim fighters. Islamic militancy has increasingly spread from Chechnya to the nearby regions of Ingushetia, Dagestan, North Ossetia and Kabardino-Balkariya -- where Nalchik is the capital -- since Russia sent troops back into Chechnya in 1999.
Shamil Basayev
Aslan Maskhadov
"They all belonged to a reactionary branch of Islam ... and were in the general structure of bandit groups headed by (Aslan) Maskhadov and (Shamil) Basayev," said Yedelev, referring to the Chechen rebel leaders blamed by Russia for militant attacks throughout the country. Maskhadov and Basayev say they are currently observing a cease-fire, and rebel Web sites carried no reports linking them to the killed militants.

What Would America Be Like Under Islamic Law?

Found on the Counter-Jihad Educaton Taskforce web site, this excerpt is funny, sad, and gives the reader a glimpse of how the unfortunate people (especially women) in Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and so on actually have to live, and that's not funny. See,
http://www.co-jet.org/cjet/1files/shariaamerica.htm

SHARIA IN AMERICA

By Ayesha Ahmed

Omar M. Ahmad founder of CAIR said: ‘Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant' he said. 'The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth,' he said.
Americans should give a serious thought to CAIR's (Council of American-Islamic Relations) agenda. If Islam and Shari’a is adopted in America, It will be great.

Muslims are right. None of the existing Islamic countries are truly Islamic, that is why they don't progress and most of them are poor, corrupt and miserable. We must implement 100% Shari’a and Sunna to get full benefits of Islam. Inshallah we will try to do it in USA to make it the first real Muslim country after the days of rightly guided khalifas consider the following advantages:

  • America can go to jihad against non-Muslim countries. It will bring immense wealth in booty and millions of captured women. Canada and Mexico can be easy targets and are conveniently located for easy assault and hauling of booty.
  • Since slavery will be allowed government can open slave markets to sell it's 20% share of the captured women.
  • Captured women/slave-girls can provide affordable domestic help for house wives and clean enjoyable sex for their husbands.
  • Enslaved men can be used as farm labor and factory workers at a much lower cost than unionized labor.
  • Unemployed men from the prohibited non Islamic businesses like TV, Photography, computers, mortgage companies, music industry etc can be hired as religious police for the Ministry of Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtues. They can be used to beat up women violating burqa laws, arrest men with undersize beards and whip the non religious types found loitering at prayer times.
  • Since men will be allowed four wives and unlimited number of slave girls, population boom will result in making the fastest growing religion grow even faster.
  • All non-Muslims will live under Dhimmi rules and pay heavy Jizya. Budget deficits will be a thing of the past.
  • Stoning of adulterers, whipping of alcohol drinkers, cutting of hands and feet of thieves and beheadings of apostates can be carried out after Juma prayers on Fridays in the local stadium. Gate charge for this gory and exciting weekly spectacle can generate a lot of revenue.
  • Unemployed male gynecologists can be hired to carry out circumcisions of new male converts.
  • Female circumcision can be made mandatory to promote piety and holiness and discourage lewdness among women.
  • Marriage age for girls can be lowered to 6 years. That will reduce the burden of support of large poorer families and also promote a Sunna, the tradition set by the holy prophet (peace be up on him).
  • Whole Ramadan will be declared as public holidays so that every one can pray and recite the Quran. Why work in the only month in which all ibadah and Quran recitals are worth 70 times the normal sawab (reward)?
  • Shia Muslims on temporary out of town business assignments will be able to do a temporary marriage (Muta) and enjoy home comfort outside of home.
  • Since menstruation is a disease according to Quran all menstruating women will be given time off to rest in bed during their periods.
  • All toilet seats in the public rest rooms will be reoriented so that one does not defecate facing Mecca.
  • All public toilets will have buckets of stones instead of toilet tissues for claiming after defecation as a movement to implement Sunna in the country.
  • Separate bins along roadside will be placed to drop bones and dried animal feces for Jins to snack on.
  • Spiraling medical costs can be brought down by the following two prong approaches:
  • Imams can be placed in the clinics to recite Quranic ayas (verses) and blow on the patients and pray for them. Their fee will be a fraction of what doctor's charge.
  • All pharmacies will be required to dispense black cumin, honey, Indian incense and camel urine as cure for all diseases as recommended by the holy prophet (pbuh). The cost will be a fraction of today's medicines.
  • Spiraling prison costs will come down due to the following:
  • All men serving time for the crime of rape will be freed if four male witnesses had not testified in the trial. Even if four male witnesses had testified, the criminal will be freed under insanity provision, since only mentally insane will rape in front of four witnesses.
  • All men serving sentences for beating wives will be freed, as under new American Shari’a law wife beating will be allowed.
  • All thieves will be freed after cutting their hands and feet.
  • All pedophiles will be freed, as sex with children will not be against law any more.
  • All slayers of unbelievers will be freed if they converted to Islam.
  • All these result in savings and prosperity and happiness for all. Inshallah!

Goodbye, Sandra Dee


April 23, 1944 - February 20, 2005

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Still True...More Than Ever

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!


Barry Goldwater, accepting presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, San Francisco, July 16, 1964 .

Twelve Appalling Words, Then and Now

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need -- Karl Marx

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"; have twelve more appalling words, words which by their very nature portend such wretched suffering, death, and annihilation, ever been uttered? Yet this is the creed of liberals throughout the United States.

This evening, driving to a friend’s house for a party, El Naar and I tuned into the Tammy Bruce Show (www.tammybruce.com) on the car radio. Tammy, who El Naar and I agree is one of the greatest living feminists, was in the midst of a rueful and sardonic polemic against the socialistic "national health plan" that Hillary Clinton is threatening (yet again!) to shove down our throats. Like Tammy, we agree that nothing good can come by the revolutionary overthrow of what's left of the American enterprise system by the imposition of a Soviet-style guaranteed-to-fail health care system. The liberal/leftist/Democrats in this country virtually rend their garments and anoint their heads with ashes over the "appalling" lack of socialized medicine in the United States, using rank sentiment ("Think of the children!") and appeals to greed ("Why should health care cost so much?") to make their point. But what would the real cost be of "free" national health care?
As I listened to Tammy my thoughts turned to the famous story of the "20th Century Motor Company" in Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged. That story within the novel concerns the 20th Century Motor Company, a thriving automobile manufacturer built from nothing by the blood, sweat and tears of a Mr. Henry Starnes. When he dies, his heirs--his three adult children--inherit the company. The three dissipated, cruel, unfeeling, and hate-filled "do-gooder" children, each of whom is a representative of one aspect of the leftist/liberal ethos, soon drive the 20th Century Motor Company to utter ruin and bankruptcy, all in the name of collectivism--
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need". While that in itself is a tragedy, the most horrendous result developed during these liberals' stewardship of the company is the havoc that it plays with the workers' lives. Without the incentive to work, without pride, without the self-respect that comes from the sense of ownership, the men and women of the company become as animals, as brutes, spiritually. And therein lies the true tragedy. With that in mind, I have reprinted sections of that chapter, below. Read them as a cautionary tale:

"there was something that happened at the plant where I worked for twenty years The Twentieth Century Motor Company.

It was when the old man died and his heirs took over. ... They let us vote on it too, and everybody -- almost everybody -- voted for it ....
The plan was that everybody in the factory would work according to his ability, but would be paid according to his need. ... they made it sound like that anyone who'd oppose the plan was a child-killer at heart and less than a human being.

... Do you know how it worked, that plan, and what it did to people? Try pouring water into a tank where there is a pipe at the bottom draining it out faster than you pour it in and each bucket you bring breaks the pipe an inch wider, and the harder you work the more is demanded of you, and you stand slinging buckets forty hours a week, then forty-eight, then fifty-six -- for your neighbor's supper -- for his wife's operation -- for his child's measles -- for his mother's wheelchair -- for his uncle's shirt -- for his nephew's schooling -- for the baby next door -- for the baby to be born -- for anyone anywhere around you -- it's theirs to receive, from diapers to dentures -- and yours to work, ... with nothing to show for it but your sweat, with nothing in sight for you but their pleasure, for the whole of your life, without rest, without hope, without end ...

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need ... It took just one meeting to discover that we had become beggars --rotten, whining, sniveling beggars, all of us, because no man could claim his pay as his rightful earning, he had no rights and no earnings, his work didn't belong to him, it belonged to "the family," and they owed him nothing in return, and the only claim he had on them was his "need" -- so he had to beg in public for relief from his needs, like any lousy moocher, listing all his troubles and miseries, down to his patched drawers and his wife's head colds, hoping that "the family" would throw him the alms. He had to claim miseries, because its miseries, not work, that had become the coin of the realm -- so it turned into a contest among six thousand panhandlers, each claiming that his need was worse than his brothers... what sort of men kept quiet, feeling shame, and what sort got away with the jackpot?

... What was it that they'd always told us about the vicious competition of the profit system, where men had to compete for who'd do a better job than his fellows? Vicious wasn't it? Well, they should have seen what it was like when we all had to compete with one another for who'd do the worst job possible. There is no surer way to destroy a man than to force him into a spot where he has to aim at not doing his best, where he has to struggle to do a bad job day after day.

... Amusement was the first thing they dropped. Aren't you always supposed to be ashamed to object when anybody asks you to give up anything, if it's something that gave you pleasure? ... There was a man who'd worked hard, all his life, because he'd always wanted to send his son through college. Well, the boy graduated from high school in the second year of the plan -- but "the family" wouldn't give the father any "allowance" for the college. They said his son couldn't go to college, until we had enough to send everybody's son to college -- and we first had to send everybody's children through high school, and we didn't even have enough for that. The father died the following year, in a knife fight with somebody in a saloon, a fight over nothing in particular -- such fights were beginning to happen among us all the time.

Then there was an old guy, a widower with no family, who had one hobby: phonograph records -- "personal luxury", they called it. But at that same meeting, Millie Bush, somebody's daughter, a mean ugly little eight-year-old, was voted a pair of gold braces for her buck teeth -- this was "medical need," because the staff psychologist had said that the poor girl would get an inferiority complex if her teeth weren't straightened out.
The old guy who loved music, turned to drink instead.

... But the shiftless and the irresponsible had a field day of it. They bred babies, they got girls into trouble, they dragged in every worthless relative they had from all over the country, every unmarried pregnant sister, for an extra disability allowance, they got more sickness than any doctor could disprove, they ruined their clothing, their furniture, their homes -- what the hell, "the family" was paying for it!

They found more ways of getting in "need" than the rest of us could ever imagine -- they developed a special skill for it, which was the only ability they showed.... Yet this was the moral law that the professors and leaders and thinkers had wanted to establish all over the earth.

If this is what it did to a single town, where we all knew on another, do you care to think what it would do on a world scale? ...To work -- with no chance of an extra ration, till the Cambodians have been fed and the Patagonians have been sent to college. To work -- on a blank check held by every creature born, by men whom you'll never see, whose needs you will never know, whose ability or laziness or sloppiness or fraud you have no way to learn and no right to question -- just to work and work and work -- and leave it up to the Ivys and the Geralds (
two of the wealthy socially-conscious liberals who own the company) of the world to decide whose stomach will consume the effort, the dreams and days of your life.

And this is the moral law to accept? This -- a moral ideal? ... Our agony took four years, from our first meeting to our last, and it ended the only way it could end: in bankruptcy.

Ivy Starnes made a short, nasty, snippy little speech in which she said that the plan failed because the rest of the country had not accepted it, that a single community could not succeed in the midst of a selfish, greedy world ..."

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Religion of Peace, Part VI

With the MSM focused on the situation in Iraq (in its never ending quest for somthing negative to say about our military), it's easy to forget that Islamic extremists are spreading their plague in other parts of the world, Europe, Australia, even Cambodia...and the Philippines:

Philippines bombings kill at least 9
Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf claims responsibility

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Three bombs jolted Manila and two other Philippine cities Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 100 others, police said. The Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility for the blasts. The group said the bombings were retribution for a major military offensive against Islamic militants in the southern Philippines, where 60 people have been killed in recent clashes. "You can attribute this to us," an Abu Sayyaf leader, Abu Solaiman, told DZBB radio 20 minutes after Monday's first two blasts. "There is one more to come," he said before the Manila bombing. In a second telephone call, Solaiman said the bombings were a Valentine's Day "gift" to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. National police head Gen. Edgar Aglipay ordered the 114,000-member police force to tighten security in vital installations and commercial establishments nationwide. "These are despicable acts of terror, and we ask the people to brace themselves against these attacks on our freedom and security," presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye said. "We're not going to sleep tonight," added national security adviser Norberto Gonzales. The Manila bombing occurred about 7:30 p.m. on a bus along a busy highway just below a station for an elevated train and near the Intercontinental Hotel. Police said three people were killed and at least 60 others injured as the bus exploded in flames and sent debris that hit two other buses. The back of the bus was destroyed by the blast and all of its windows were blown out. The charred body of one passenger was still seated with a hand holding the seat railing. President Arroyo later visited the site. A blast outside the Gaisano Mall in southern General Santos city about an hour earlier could be heard one mile away, witnesses said. Police said at least five people were killed and at least 36 others injured. National police chief Edgar Aglipay said the bomb was believed to have been placed in a bag at a stand for three-wheel taxis about 30 yards from the mall entrance. Another bomb, believed to have been made from a mortar shell, killed a 12-year-old boy and injured at least eight people when it went off almost simultaneously at a bus terminal in Davao, also in the southern Philippines, home to a restive Muslim minority, terror groups and criminal gangs. Mayor Rodrigo called it "the handiwork of terrorists." Abu Sayyaf leader Solaiman promised more attacks in the future. "Our latest operations -- planned and executed with precision by the gallant warriors of Islam -- is our continuing response to the Philippine government's atrocities committed against Muslims everywhere," Solaiman said. "We will find more ways and means to inflict more harm to your people's lives and properties, and we will not stop unless we get justice for the countless Muslims lives and properties that you people have destroyed." Officials had expressed concerns over the prospect of a terrorist attack as the military carries out an all-out assault on Jolo island against a group of gunmen who recently attacked troops in the region, sparking clashes that have killed at least 60. The gunmen are believed to include followers of jailed Muslim leader Nur Misuari, backed by Abu Sayyaf members.

Who Is Abu Sayyaf?

Interesting, and quite accurate, article from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Sayyaf) that sheds light on the horrors faced by average citizens held hostage to fear by Islamic extremists. Will it happen here? That's unlikely, at this time. But for many European countries such a nightmare scenario is possible, and soon.

Abu Sayyaf
The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), also known as Al Harakat Al Islamiyya, is a separatist group of islamist terrorists based in and around the southern islands of the Philippines, primarily Jolo, Basilan, and Mindanao.

Khadaffy Janjalani is named as the nominal leader of the group by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It is reported that they recently began expanding into neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. The group is responsible for bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, and extortion in order to promote an independent Islamic state in western Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago and create an atmosphere conducive to the creation of a Pan-Islamic superstate in the Malay portions of South-east Asia. The name of the group is Arabic for Bearer (Abu) of the Sword (Sayyaf). The ASG is the one of the smallest and arguably the most radical and dangerous of the Islamic separatist groups in Mindanao. Some ASG members have studied or worked in Saudi Arabia and developed ties to muhajadeen while fighting and training in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Martin and Gracia Burnham, Christian missionaries kidnapped and tortured by Abu Sayyaf. Martin was executed as the Philippine Military closed in

History
Members of the ASG were once part of the Moro National Liberation Front, but started on their own in 1991 under the leadership of Abdurajik Abubakar Janjalani. Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, both of whom were involved with Operation Bojinka, took scuba trips to Puerto Galera. The trips may have been a cover for the training of Abu Sayyaf militants. After Ramzi Yousef bombed Philippine Airlines Flight 434, killing a Japanese passenger, a man stated in a telephone call, "We are [the] Abu Sayyaf Group. We explode[d] one plane from Cebu." The bombing was supposedly a test for Operation Bojinka, which was discovered by Manila police on January 6, 1995. Abu Sayyaf's first large-scale action was the beachhead assault on the town of Ipil in Mindanao in April 1995. It is responsible for the kidnapping and murder of more than 30 foreigners and Christian clerics and lay-workers. Abdurajik Janjalani was killed in a clash with the Philippine National Police on December 18, 1998. Khaddafy Janjalani, his younger brother, is said to have succeeded him. The death of Aburajik Abubakar Janjalani, otherwise known as Abu Sayyaf, marked a turning point in ASG operations, shifting from its ideological focus to more general kidnappings, murders and robberies. The ASG primarily operates in the southern Philippines with members occasionally traveling to Manila, but the group expanded its operations to Malaysia in 2000 when it abducted foreigners from two different resorts. A commander named Abu Sabaya was killed in 2002 while trying to evade forces. See, (http://www.ict.org.il/spotlight/det.cfm?id=796). Galib Andang, aka Commander Robot, was captured in Sulu in December 2003. (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/net/2003/12/08/commander.robot.s.capture.big.blow.to.abu.sayyaf.(12.31.p.m.).html) Abu Sayyaf is estimated to have a core membership of 200 with an extended membership of over 2000. The group was originally not thought to receive funding from any government, but intelligence reports from the United States, Indonesia, and Australia have found intermittent ties to the Indonesian Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group. On February 27, 2004, a bomb exploded on the Superferry 14 near Manila, killing 116 people. Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility. It has been their deadliest attack to date.

Iwo Jima vet: I was proud to be part of it


Marines raise American flag on Mount Suribachi
By Jules Crittenden Saturday, February 19, 2005

Veterans of wars from the Pacific to Iraq gathered at the State House yesterday to mark the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps' bloodiest battle - the monthlong fight to take Iwo Jima in 1945. "It was an honor to be there with them,'' said James Crosby, 20, a wounded Marine veteran of Iraq who was assisted out of his wheelchair to stand at the podium and address the crowd. "You see the statue and you hear about it,'' Crosby said, referring to the Iwo Jima flag-raising that has become a Marine Crops icon. ``It inspires Marines today. But no one can understand what it's like to be in combat until they've been there.'' Robert Johnston, 83, of Woburn, was one of several Iwo Jima veterans who remembered friends that didn't survive the bitter fighting. "It's heartbreaking. My best friend was killed the first day . . . Out of 60 in my platoon, there were 19 of us left when we left the island,'' said Johnston, who was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star and received a battlefield promotion from corporal to lieutenant. But Johnston said, "I was proud to be a part of it.''
Nearly 20,000 Marines were wounded and 6,821 were killed taking the island so it could be used as an emergency landing base for B-29s bombing Japan. The Medal of Honor was awarded to 27 men - more than in any other battle. An estimated 20,000 Japanese were killed.
http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=69368&format=text

Shock Jock Rocked: Shock Stock Probe

Michael Powell's revenge? Just asking...

SHOCK STOCK PROBE
By TIM ARANGO

February 19, 2005 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an insider-trading probe of shock jock Howard Stern's deal to join Sirius Satellite Radio. In the two weeks running up to the blockbuster announcement last October, Sirius stock soared nearly 40 percent. Even though there had been some speculation in the press that Stern might jump to satellite radio, the feds want to determine if someone who knew the deal was coming started buying up stock in anticipation of shares skyrocketing when the news got out. When Sirius made the surprise announcement, the stock jumped another 15 percent. Yesterday, New York gossip journalist Chaunce Hayden, a frequent guest on the Stern show, received a subpoena from the SEC.
He was told he needs to appear before the SEC on Wednesday to answer questions about what he heard in Stern's studio around the time of the Oct. 6 announcement that Stern was leaving free radio for Sirius… http://nypost.com/news/nationalnews/40825.htm

Babe In Toyland

The Anti-Hillary

Friday, February 18, 2005

Faster, Pussycat! Pass Me That Charcoal Pencil


Strip club artfully slips by anti-nudity law

Fri Feb 18, 2005 01:15 AM ET
BOISE, Idaho (Reuters) - A strip club in Boise, Idaho has found an artful way to prance past a city law that prohibits full nudity.
On what it calls Art Club Nights, the Erotic City strip club charges customers $15 (8 pounds) for a sketch pad, pencil, and a chance to see completely naked women dancers.
In 2001 the Boise City Council passed an ordinance banning total nudity in public unless it had "serious artistic merit" -- an exemption meant to apply to plays, dance performances and art classes. "We have a lot of people drawing some very good pictures," said Erotic City owner Chris Teague, who has posted many of the drawings around the club.Teague said he got the idea when a customer asked if he could get in for free to sketch the dancers. Realizing that "art classes" were exempt from the law, Teague decided to bill Mondays and Tuesdays as art nights, and let the dancers go without their G-strings and pasties. In the two months since they began, Art Club Nights have drawn full crowds of 60 people but no police citations, he said.

There's Music, and Then There's DAHV

A friend turned Suburban Cowboy on to this web site. Well, there's always hope, I suppose... http://dahv.com

Shi'ite Festival Ashura Begins

Shi'ites celebrate Ashura, 2004.
The Day of Ashura falls on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. It commemorates the death of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of Muhammad and the third Imam of the Shi'as, at the Battle of Karbala in the year 61 AH (AD 680). The word ashura means simply ten in Arabic; hence the festival's name, literally translated, means "the tenth day". This day is of particular significance to Shi'a Muslims, who consider Husayn a rightful successor of Muhammad. Many Shi'a make pilgrimages on Ashura to the Mashhad al-Husayn, the shrine in Karbala, Iraq that is traditionally held to be Husayn's tomb. Some Shi'as also express mourning by beating themselves on the back with chains (actually, Shi'ite men beat themselves with specialized barbed steel floggers; another preferred method is cutting the scalp with a knife or straight-razor--Suburban Cowboy). This is intended to connect them with Husayn's suffering and death as an aid to salvation on the Day of Judgment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aashurah

How Soon They Forget...

Kerry concedes, says national healing needed
November 3, 2004 (AP)
"We talked about the danger of division in our country and the need -- the desperate need -- for unity, for finding common ground and coming together," Kerry said. "Today, I hope we can begin the healing," he said. "America is in need of unity and longing for a larger measure of compassion," he said. "I hope President Bush will advance those values in the coming years."
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/election/s_269037.html

Richard Perle, Republican; Birkenstock Sandal, Democrat

Protester Throws Shoe at Richard Perle
February 16, 2005

By Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press Writer

PORTLAND, Ore. - Howard Dean, the newly minted leader of the Democratic Party, and former Pentagon adviser Richard Perle made clear their opposing views on the war in Iraq during a debate marred by a protester who tossed a shoe at Perle…Perle had just started his comments Thursday when a protester threw a shoe at him before being dragged away, screaming, "Liar! Liar!"… In his new role as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Dean has stressed that Democrats are stronger than Republicans on defense. "Defense is a lot broader than swaggering around saying you're going to kick Saddam's butt," Dean said Thursday, drawing cheers from the crowd in this city that overwhelmingly voted Democratic last November…
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050218/ap_on_re_us/dean_perle_debate

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Lest We Forget

The Yoko Ono Piano Drop

Yoko Ono: Artist, Caterwauler
Happy Birthday Yoko!
Back in 1970, as the Beatles threw in the towel, it was fashionable to blame the break-up on the “evil influence” of John Lennon’s 37 y.o. wife, Japanese conceptual artist Yoko Ono. It’s unknown what power Yoko had over the men of the 1960s avant-garde, but she must have been some sorta super-femme fatale. She influenced her second husband, jazz musician/film producer Tony Cox to make a two-hour movie of nothing but dozens of bare asses. She somehow persuaded third husband John Lennon to pose nude with her on the cover of the pair’s unbearable 1969 Two Virgins album (frightening music, even more frightening cover art; ugh), and then there’s this:
The Yoko Ono Piano Drop
Al Hansen: Artist, Piano-Dropper
During the 1960s, Al Hansen (uncle of the pop singer Beck) was among the leading members of the so-called Fluxus art movement, a dadaesque precursor to Conceptual Art whose members (Yoko Ono among them) espoused an iconoclastic ideology and specialized in "happenings," interactive performances, and the use of video and found objects. During one such happening, Hansen decided to push a piano off the top of a tall building, a piece of performance art which he later called Yoko Ono Piano Drop. See, Irish Times, November 19, 1999

Religion of Peace, Part V

Goss warns of terror threat to U.S.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. intelligence officials warned Wednesday that the threat of al Qaeda or other terrorist groups attacking the United States was still likely -- probably in the form of a car bomb or other low-tech weapon. But they stressed that terror groups were trying to circumvent U.S. security measures and obtain weapons of mass destruction....
Isn't this child abuse?
"It may be only a matter of time before al Qaeda or other groups attempt to use chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons. We must focus on that," CIA Director Porter Goss told the Senate Intelligence Committee. In his first public appearance as CIA director, Goss outlined international threats to the United States, including al Qaeda, whose leaders -- Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri -- still remain at large. "Their capture alone would not be enough to eliminate the terror threat to the U.S.," Goss said...

"Peace and Love to the People of the Book!"

http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/02/16/intelligence.threats/index.html

College Campus On Edge As Tasty Sandwiches Cause Fear, Loathing

Rutgers bans offensive sandwich names from food trucks

February 16, 2005, 10:31 AM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Rutgers University has ordered popular food trucks on its College Avenue campus to change the names of certain sandwiches after receiving complaints from students...Some of the names were derogatory toward women, gays and members of certain ethnic groups…"These sandwich businesses manage to be sexist, homophobic and offensive all in one grand slam," (gay activist Steve Goldstein) told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "This is how hate crimes start, when people feel it's OK to make biased comments publicly."


Offending sandwich tells University:
"I hate you!"

But others see the food fight as another example of political correctness getting out of hand. David French, president of the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, said while it may be the university's prerogative to ask the owners to change their menus, it raises some constitutional issues…
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj--offensivesandwich0216feb16,0,3603595.story

BTW: Does anyone know the names of these homophobic foodstuffs?

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

What A Way To Die!

Suzi Quatro's hot all-girl-group The Pleasure Seekers made only three singles during 1967-1968. What A Way To Die! is the best of them, a demented-sounding five-alarm screamer in which a girl can't decide what she likes better-- her boyfriend or beer! Suzi blasts out this frenzied 3-chord monster and when she shrieks "I may not live past twenty-one, but WOO!!! What a way to die!!!" you think that she just might drop right then and there. Suzi did live past twenty-one, and she and her Fender bass found worldwide fame just a couple of years later, with some of the biggest and coolest hard-rock hits of the 70's.

I may not live past twenty-one, but WOOO! What a way to die!
What A Way To Die (excerpt)
Well, I love you baby, I'm telling you right here.
But please don't make me decide baby, between you and a bottle of beer.
Baby come on over, well, come on over to my side.
Well, I may not live past twenty-one, but wooo! What a way to die!

Suzi played Leather Tuscadero in the 1977 season of Happy Days
Viva Leather Tuscadero!