Monthly Archives: May 2006

Chicks – cheep, cheep, screechin’ along

Why is this woman smiling?Dixie Chick

 The giant sucking sound of the brain leech trying to gather one more snack from Natalie Maines' grey cells (and coming up dry), is a far more pleasing sound than the shrill Dixie Chicks.  Not their music, mind you, their opinions.

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It worked for France, let’s boycott Mexico

Should anyone wonder why we need to start getting tougher, this may help them understand.As if it wasn’t enough to see illegal immigrants rallying to demand their rights several weeks ago, now we have the Mexican government stating they will sue the U.S. if we finally enforce our laws and protect the citizenry of our sovereign nation.

“Mexico warned Tuesday it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops detain migrants on the border and some officials said they fear the crackdown will force illegal crossers into more perilous areas to avoid detection.”

Here’s a suggestion to the government of Mexico. Clean your own house. Make Mexico a place that provides opportunity for its’ citizens so they won’t feel the need to come here. End the corruption that is (reportedly) rampant there and start working for all your people.

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Hugo Chavez es un loco

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This is Hugo Chavez. He is the president of Venezuela. He is also an idiot.

He says the U.S. is trying to assassinate him. He says the U.S. is going to invade Venezuela. He says the planet’s most serious danger is the government of the United State. He says he is good friends with former President Clinton. Fidel Castro is one of his best friends.

Now he says he may sell U.S. built Jets to Iran.

Perhaps Pat Robertson was on to something… This guy should just draw a bull’s-eye on his forehead and get it over with.

Not that I necessarily agree with that sort of thing.

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How much can barbed wire cost? Securing the border

I just got finished watching President Bush's speech on immigration reform. My immediate response?

Bull-hockey!

I was looking for the President Bush I saw after 9-11, standing on a mound of rubble, clad in a windbreaker with one arm around a tired, dusty firefighter and a hoisting a bullhorn with the other. That's not what I got.

What I wanted was bold action. A line in the sand that let everyone know that the United States has had enough and we will no longer accept the total disregard of our laws. That's not what I got.

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Teachers — Guardians of your children

Teacher apologized for asking students to write about who they'd kill

I am wondering if the sleeper cells that Al Qaeda has discharged to the USA aren't really sleeping. Perhaps they are wide awake. Perhaps their objectives are not blowing up buildings, poisoning the water supply, unleashing small-pox and anthrax on the U.S. population. Perhaps they are working now, and have been for some time, and their objective is this: render the next generation totally useless by infiltrating public schools as teachers.

It's working.

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Britian’s Youngest Mother

The British newspaper, The Sun, reports on the 12-year-old girl who is set to give birthshortly.

11-year-old incubator

Look, I know times have changed since I was eleven, but really….I feel as if I am living on another planet here. Let's just take a couple of these points, one by one, shall we?

"A CHAIN-SMOKING schoolgirl told last night how she fell pregnant during a drunken romp — at the age of just 11."

Okay, well, my parents knew exactly where I was every moment when I was eleven (and for many years after). If it was during the school day, you can bet that the school would have called home if I wasn't in class. If I lit a cigarette in front of my parents while I was a minor, my folks would have snapped my neck.

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Sleight of hand

NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls

That's the headline in the USA Today. The opening paragraph says:The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.But's it's deceiving (what a surprise).

The second paragraph begins:

The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren't suspected of any crime.

Then finishes with:

This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews. (all emphasis above is mine)

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