Friday, June 30, 2006

The Night Commuters

Okay … It would appear that I did not win yesterday’s NY Lotto Jackpot, so my global manhunt for Joseph Kony will have to wait … for the time being. This immaterial fact should not keep you all from trying to make a difference for the children of Uganda.

Uganda is a place that certainly deserves a moment or two of your attention. We marvel at the Seven Year War of 1756, or the half dozen years of WWII, or even the eleven years that Iraq was at war with Iraq. However there has been a war waged in northern Uganda for almost twenty years now. Most importantly, the victims of this war are mainly innocent women and children.

This 20-year battle has been primarily between two men and their followers. One of them is the current president of Uganda. His name is Yoweri Museveni (Pictured below). Museveni came to power in January of 1986. He has been praised by some, including the United States, as a new generation of African leaders. He has been credited with one of the most effective national responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa. Others have accused him of heavy-handed and brutal tactics.

Since 1986, Museveni’s army has been known to have committed some of the worst atrocities on the ethnic Acholi people who occupy the regions of Gulu, Kitgum and Padre. The UPDF, also formerly known as the National Resistance Army (NRA) became infamous for burning civilians alive in huts, killings, and the rapes of both women and men in what the Acholi called tek gungu. Tek Gungu referred to rape of men and women by Museveni’s soldiers who would force a man or woman to kneel down (gungu) before the rape is committed against the male or female victim. Human Rights Watch has documented these rape incidents, and yet they remain ignored by most mainstream media sources. Museveni, despite his army’s atrocities remains a Western “darling.”

On the other side of this struggle is Joseph Kony (Pictured below). Kony is a polygamist, and the primary leader of a guerrilla paramilitary group, and possibly religious movement, called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
The LRA is engaged in a violent campaign to establish a theocratic government in Uganda reportedly based on the Bible and the Ten Commandments. He firmly believes that he has been sent by God, and makes the claim that he often talks to him. In that sense, he is a lot like George Bush.

Just like George Bush, he is having a little trouble getting people to voluntarily join his army. Therefore he has resorted to abducting children from villages throughout northern Uganda. Those who refuse to join his army, are raped, killed or mutilated. Some end up looking a lot like the little boy pictured below.

Since 1986, over 30,000 boys and girls have been abducted in Northern Uganda and forced to become soldiers, laborers and sex slaves. Some children are forced to kill and mutilate other Ugandans to prove their loyalty to the LRA. Arms are hacked off with machetes. Ears and lips are crudely removed, and some people are even burned alive. Here is one account of an LRA abduction from Uganda Watch.

To avoid this fate, every night the children of Uganda make a bare foot commute from the villages that they call home to the relative safety of the larger cities or the few established commuter centers. These children are called ”The Night Commuters” of Uganda.

THIS LINK is to one film produced by Human Rights Watch. It will give you a good idea of what these children deal with each and every night.

One place you can go to help is Invisible Children. One film they offer at their web site is located Here

This type of genocide occurs in many of the African countries, and has been for a very long time now. When we went into Iraq, we all listened to Bush list the horrible things that Saddam was doing to his people. Perhaps we should ask ourselves this important question. Why do we do nothing for these African people? Is it the color of their skin? Does no one in his administration brief Bush about these horrors occurring in Central Africa? Or is it because they don’t occur on a sea of oil?

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Bronx cheer

It is being reported today that Bernard B. Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, is close to reaching an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to having accepted improper gifts totaling tens of thousands of dollars while he was a city official in the late 1990's.

Under the proposed agreement, Mr. Kerik would plead guilty to failing to report accepting roughly $200,000 in renovations to his Bronx apartment — a violation of the city's administrative code. A New Jersey construction company that the city had long accused of having ties to organized crime, officials have said, paid for the work.

Mr. Kerik, 50, who accepted the gift when he served as correction commissioner under Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, will not face any jail time, but is expected to pay a substantial fine.

On Dec 3rd 2004 George W. Bush announced the nomination of Bernard B. Kerik as the new Department of Homeland Security Secretary.

That nomination would face major problems when it was revealed that Kerik had a number of questionable personal tax problems.

Add to that, the fact that a person Kerik employed as a nanny and housekeeper had questionable immigration status.

Then there was the ground zero apartment scandal. Kerik secured a number of apartments in Battery Park City for the intended use of weary police and rescue workers who were helping dig at ground zero. These apartments faced out onto “the pit”, which was what remained of the World Trade Center. At least one of these apartments was not used for that purpose. Instead Mr. Kerik and Judith Regan (Publisher of Kerik’s best-selling 2001 autobiography) engaged in an extramarital affair there. These meetings with Regan (Below) occurred on more than one occasion, between Sept. 11 and Dec. 31, 2001.

This is a guy who has proved time and time again to be a major grade A scumbag. Despite this fact, he will not serve one day behind bars. In my opinion, this is totally messed up and it reeks of preferential treatment.

As a native New Yorker, who was born on September 11th, I think this guy should be given the chance to continue with his extramarital affairs. I just think it should be encouraged in a six by nine cell at Rikers Island.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Keep your head up Rush

Limbaugh, 55, was detained for more than three hours Monday at Palm Beach International Airport after he returned on his private plane from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. Customs officials found Viagra in his bag, but his name wasn't on the prescription, Palm Beach County sheriff's spokesman Paul Miller said.

Limbaugh's lawyer, Roy Black, said the prescription was written in Limbaugh's doctor's name "for privacy purposes."

Since this story has already made it's way to some of the national newspapers, I think it is safe to say that his plan backfired big time.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Hearts of gold

Investment guru, and one of my personal heroes, Warren Buffett plans to give away most of the $44 billion dollar fortune he has amassed over the years. He will give the biggest chunk of his money to the world's largest charitable organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Gates Foundation got its start in 1994 and has focused much of its efforts on global health, backing the development, testing, manufacturing and delivery of vaccines for diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and acute diarrhea that kill millions of children in developing countries every year. Without the $5.88 billion the foundation has given to global health projects, experts have said, many drug companies would have had no financial incentive to devote resources to those vaccines.

The other charities that Mr. Buffett will divide about $6 billion in stock among are the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, which is named after Mr. Buffett's wife and emphasizes family planning, abortion rights and anti-nuclear proliferation issues; the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which is named after and run by one of Mr. Buffett's two sons and focuses on environmental and conservation issues; the Susan A. Buffett Foundation, which is named after and run by Mr. Buffett's daughter and supports educational opportunities for low-income children; and the NoVo Foundation, which is run by Mr. Buffett's other son, Peter Buffett, and has focused on education and human rights.

I think this purely altruistic act sets a golden example in a time when Republicans can think of nothing more than keeping as much of their wealth as possible. Bush's tax cuts seek to do away with the estate or "death" tax. Warren believes that this is a very bad idea. He has openly said that it gives an unfair advantage to people; simply based on what womb they come out of. These are important words from the second richest man in the world. It is amazing, and a real blessing, that the two richest men in the world are smart enough to know that money isn’t everything. Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have shown themselves to be highly intelligent and compassionate men.

Credit must be extended to both of their wives. Melinda Gates has long been involved in philanthropic initiatives. Warren’s wife Susan, who passed away in 2004, was said to have encouraged Warren to follow a similar charitable path.

These two men have totally inspired me. When I win the $45 million dollar NY Lotto this Wednesday, I have decided to give away the lion's share to the needy. However, I have a flair for the dramatic. Therefore, I will hire 100 black helicopters to air lift and drop supplies on various African villages, while we blast Wagner’s "Ride of the Walküre" from loud speakers affixed to the choppers.

I love the smell of charity in the morning. Smells like victory.


Sunday, June 25, 2006

The truth about Al Gore

After several failed attempts, today I finally got an opportunity to go see "An Inconvenient Truth". I have featured the film's trailer before in some of my previous posts, so I won’t do it again, but I urge you to go see this documentary.

It would be useless for me to go over all the information provided by this film, but I want to share with you a few important elements that made an impression on me.

1) In the trailer, there is a moment where Al Gore seems to point to Antarctica and says, “If this were to go … sea level worldwide would go up twenty feet.” What he is actually pointing to is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which is 15-20% of Antarctica (See Above). In 2002, to the surprise of my scientists, a large portion of the Larsen Ice Shelf just fell into the sea (Below). I firmly believe that this will be the first of many surprises.

2) The film also discusses the effect global warming has on precipitation and its worldwide dispersion. As the climate heats, rain is highly concentrated in some areas (floods) and denied to others (drought). Midway through the film, a map is shown where the rain will tend to be concentrated, and you start to see all the places that are starting to experience serious flooding. (New Orleans included) Then your eye is drawn to where the rain is slowly being taken away. The largest area is a thick strip right through the center of the African continent.

In 2000, I had a chance to visit Morocco on business. I was able to spend some time in Marrakesh and Casablanca. Even then, one of the main subjects of general conversation was the desertification of the surrounding area. The subject came to my attention again recently when I was reading a blog called ”The View From Fez”. I honestly was shocked by the actual amounts. Due to lack of rainfall there, some 22,000 hectares (55,000 acres) of arable land disappears under the desert every year in Morocco. Abdeladim El Hafi, high commissioner for water and forests there, was once quoted as saying, "Between 90 and 93 percent of Morocco is affected by aridity and other forms of drought.” He blames, among other things, climate change.

3) At one point in the film, Gore makes an analogy to a frog in hot water. If a frog is placed in a pot of hot water, the frog will jump right out, but if you put a frog in a pot of cool water and gradually raise the temperature, the frog will just sit there, not noticing the increasing danger until it's too late.

This is true of human nature as well, and it is applicable to most things. We don’t care about the effects of smoking until we have a respiratory sickness. We don’t care about the calories of the ice cream until we can’t fit into our pants. In this case, the consequence of not looking down the road could have irreversible effects.

4) The last thing I think this film demonstrates is how decent a man Al Gore really is. The film certainly centers on the arguments that support the facts of global warming, but they are alternated with personal facts about the man himself. They add a human element to the film and they show a side of him that is really very important.

I am writing this post to encourage each and every one of you to take the time to see this well made documentary. If I can get ten of you to go, perhaps you will in turn tell ten friends, and then we can make our own little Faberge shampoo commercial.

If you feel, like I do, that Al Gore should run for President of the United States in 2008, perhaps you will want to sign one of the petitions.

I leave you with this. There has only been one very special person who ever knew more about weather than Al Gore.

To read more about this important subject, here is an LA Times article from June 25th, 2006

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Perception vs. Deception

White House press secretary Tony Snow appeared on CNN's "Late Edition" this Sunday. He said: "The president understands peoples' impatience -- not impatience, but how a war can wear on a nation. He understands that. If somebody had taken a poll in the Battle of the Bulge, I dare say people would have said, 'Wow, my goodness, what are we doing here?' But you cannot conduct a war based on polls."

Is Tony Snow a complete idiot? Is it any wonder that this administration would pick this guy as their public spokesperson?

Can this moron really be attempting to equate the Iraq War and WWII? Does he think public opinion polls were invented around the same time as his porcelain veneers?

In fact, there was a poll taken by Gallup from Dec. 31, 1944, to Jan. 4, 1945 -- three years into that war and right in the middle of the bloody Battle of the Bulge, where U.S. casualties were estimated between 70,000 and 80,000. That is 30 times the number of troops that we have lost in Iraq to date.

At that time, the poll found that 73 percent of Americans would refuse to make peace with Adolf Hitler if he offered it.

It also found that 86 percent of Americans thought there was no chance that we would lose the war in Europe.

That is called public resolve dick weed. During WWII Americans knew that the cost would be unbearably high, but they knew full well the historical ramifications. Failure to defeat Hitler was not an option.

A public opinion poll taken this month right after U.S. forces had killed al-Zarqawi, found that 59 percent of adults still say the United States made a mistake in going to war in Iraq

My Grandfather died at the Battle of the Bulge. I obviously never got to meet him, but I am proud that he gave his life for something that changed the course of history.

Friday, June 23, 2006


When Ann Coulter was interviewed by Matt Lauer, she spent her whole segment spewing hate out of the gin and tonic black hole that she calls a mouth. I posted the video clip on June 8th, two days after her appearance on the Today Show. The crown jewel in her tiara of hate, was that Democrats always use sympathy figures to their political advantage.

Her exact quote was: “This is the left’s doctrine of infallibility. If they have a point to make, about the 9/11 commission … about how to fight the war on terrorism … how about sending in someone we’re allowed to respond to. No … no … no … we always have to respond to someone who just had a family member die. Because then if we respond … oh you are questioning their authenticity."

The above picture is of George W. Bush with 11-year-old Lynn Faulkner. Lynn is the daughter of September 11 victim Wendy Faulkner, who died in the South tower of the World Trade Center.

This picture was turned into the most expensive television commercial of the 2004 presidential election, at a cost of $14.2 million. The 60-second spot was televised by Progress for America 30,000 times during the last two weeks of the 2004 campaign.

There is a major difference between being inaccurate and just plain malicious. Ann has the honor of being both.


* Does your man wear a "Def Leppard" shirt to that out of the way French restaurant that you love?

* Does your man think a bow tie is something he has with his coffee in the morning?

* Do you sometime mistake your husband or boyfriend for the local vagrant?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you need to pick up this book.


I'm glad you asked.

Check it out here at the official website, and then click the buy the book link at the bottom when you are finally convinced.

You can even get a personally signed copy by sending in a printable form.

For example you could even have it made out to that special man in your life:

"To Bert ... Get your act together, or Jennifer tells me that you're going to be a very lonely man" Signed your good buddy Betsy Durkin Matthes

I know this author has the same last name as me, but I have no idea who she is. I double pinkie swear.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Perhaps Economics 101 should have been offered at Bayside High

I know that this post is completely off my usual list of topics. However, this story is almost too stupid to believe.

Whether you will openly admit it on not, I know that all of you have seen "Saved by the Bell”. For those of you pretending not to know what I am talking about, it was a ridiculously cheesy 80s sitcom based on the zanny madcap lives of the kids of Bayside High School.

The cast has all gone on to great things:

- Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... “Commander in Chief” … well it was just cancelled.

-Mario Lopez ... Accused of date raping a girl. Otherwise … nada.

-Elizabeth Berkley ... "Show Girls" … a quality movie … if a story and characters are not that important to you.

-Tiffani Amber Thiessen … Topless photos and many bit parts in movies where her top is featured.

Wait … You ask, “What about Screech?”

-Dustin Diamond (A.K.A. Screech)

Diamond was recently evicted from his home in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He has recently appeared on Howard Stern’s show to tell his woeful tale and hock some T-Shirts in hopes of fending off the foreclosure.

Call me an ass, but I think this guy must be completely out of his mind. That guy was on that stupid show for 5 full seasons. THEN he was in "Saved by the Bell – The College Years". AND THEN, he was the only original cast member to be featured in 7 full seasons of the final spin off "Saved by the Bell – The New Class".

On his website Dustin complains about this guy from the NYCE, and how he dropped the ball. DUDE … Who was your financial planner ... Kenneth Lay?

Diamond claimed to have made nearly $2 million for the run on the Saturday morning show, but he told Stern that his parents took all but 25 percent of his earnings.




There is no way I am going to buy a T-Shirt or an advertising brick on this moron’s web site. In fact, I am considering buying those DVDs that teach you how to buy real estate, pennies on the dollar, by going to foreclosure auctions .

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Urban air freshener

US officials received credible intelligence that al-Qaida operatives had been 45 days from releasing a deadly gas into New York City subways when the plan was called off by Osama bin Laden's second-in-command in 2003, according to a book excerpt released Sunday on Time magazine's Web site.

The informant said that al-Qaida operatives had planned to use a small, easily concealed delivery system to release hydrogen cyanide into multiple subway cars.

According to the investigative report by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ron Suskind, an informant close to al-Qaida management told US officials that Ayman al-Zawahri canceled the plan in January 2003, despite the likelihood that the strike would have killed as many people as the Sept. 11 attacks.

Fortunately for us, Al-Zawahri concluded that a sudden release of cyanide gas would most likely only improve the air quality normally found in the NYC subway system.

"If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle" -Sun Tzu

My post about Hillary Clinton raised many questions about the future of the Democratic Party, and it’s possible 2008 presidential candidate choice.

Lamtemp writes: “… His (Bush) divisive right wing rhetoric mobilized conservative Christians who usually don't vote to get up and go to the polls. He energized his base. That is what we need.”

I disagree. Conservative Christians do historically vote. The Christian group that Bush was successful with was indeed a swing group. That swing group was the Latin and moderate Catholics.

From 2000 to 2004 he increased his share of the Latino vote by 11 percent. In the 2004 election, George Bush was also able to break the record as the Republican presidential candidate to receive the most Latino votes ever. He broke Regan’s record of 37% by eight percentage points.

He did this in part by bringing up the issue of gay marriage. He used “sin” to talk to undecided Latino voters. Essentially, Bush was able to steal away these possible swing voters who have historically voted Independent or Democratic.

On the subject of stealing votes:

Lametemp also wrote: “Correct me if I am wrong but Bush was re-elected, right?”

I have honestly not done enough study to tell you accurately whether Bush was or was not fairly re-elected. However, Robert Kennedy Jr. has been busy looking at just that issue and has put his research together in a four-page article.

I would really suggest that you all take the time to read this very well written article. It appeared a short time ago in Rolling Stone magazine. It got very little public attention, and I think that is a real tragedy.

For those of you too busy to wade through a four-page piece, here is Kennedy on MSNBC in an exchange with Tucker “Dingleberry” Carlson.

The most telling section of this clip is in the last 60 seconds.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

What you talking about Justice Cecava?

In late May, District Judge Kristine Cecava of Cheyenne County sentenced Richard Thompson (Pictured below), on two counts of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. He was given 10 years of probation by a judge who said the man was too small to survive prison.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said he will appeal the decision.

News of this strange verdict has quickly spread across the country.

In the past several weeks, this bizarre judicial decision seems to have spawned a series of sex related crimes on the West Coast.

Many women in the California area are reporting attacks where they have been grabbed and fondled in a lewd manner.

Over a dozen women have come forward with a description of the new culprit, and they all seem to agree with one another. Police have released this photograph and have told people to be on the look out for this lascivious character.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Or else!

BAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi farmer said Sunday that he saw seven heavily armed gunmen capture two American soldiers during an attack on a road checkpoint south of Baghdad, while U.S. troops searched for their comrades for a second day.

The White House promised to do everything it could to find the soldiers and said it had a message for anybody who may have taken the two men: "Give them back."

“Give them back”?

“Give them back”?

That's the best you've got George?

Oh yeah … that’s going to work.

Why don't we try this one next?

"Come out, come out, wherever you are".

Saturday, June 17, 2006

What's really important

Rather than use the $150,000 production fund to film an elaborate video for 'World on Fire,' Sarah McLachlan and director Sophie Muller opted instead to donate the money to a list of 11 charities.

Imagine what kind of global impact could be made if the US could do without just one F/A-22 Raptor.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Giving credit where credit is due

President Bush created the world's largest protected marine sanctuary today, designating as a national monument a 1,200-mile-long chain of small Hawaiian islands. These islands and the surrounding waters and reefs are home to a spectacular array of sea life.

As an avid scuba diver, I think this may be the best thing I have ever heard come out of the man's mouth.

These Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are home to some 7,000 species of marine life, including endangered green sea turtles and Hawaiian monk seals and millions of breeding seabirds.

Jean-Michel Cousteau (Son of ocean explorer Jacques) recently spent five weeks filming in the area and showed the resulting documentary at the White House in April. A senior administration official said the film had a powerful effect on Mr. Bush and Laura Bush.

Since old George is in a popcorn mood, perhaps he should check out a documentary that he has said he will not watch.

Wait … This just in … We take you now to a “Fair and Balanced” response from a Republican. This shocking Gore exposé, with its meticulously researched facts, is a great example of the brain trust currently backing George W. Bush.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Search your heart for what you know is right

I once went out with a girl in college, and we were talking about the subject of animal rights. I mentioned that I firmly did not believe in animal testing of any kind. She got very angry, and told me she felt I was overly liberal and blind to the need for such things. She felt that in some cases it would or could save human life. I disagreed with her then, and I disagree with her now.

That doesn’t mean that I do not value human life as well. I very much do value human life. I am equally sick of our practice of using the poor of other countries (India) to drug test. This is a practice that occurs every single day and it goes on more than anyone hears about in the press.

Why do we feel we can use people and things that are weaker than we are? What the fuck is wrong with us? Where does this sense of entitlement come from?

There are many ways we can test products and drugs without the use of animals or desperate poor people. We have the ability to simulate tissue and organs in a lab. It costs more, but that is tough shit.

Some people (Ann “dirt bag” Coulter) will quote the bible (Genesis 1:26) God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

I am quite sure that God did not want us to treat animals the way we do now. Animals are among the most beautiful things on earth, and I find it hard to believe that God put them here for us to abuse as we see fit. If he did, he can suck my dick.

I am not a hard-core vegan idealist, but killing an animal in a cruel manner or for an unnecessary reason is completely unacceptable. People do not need to wear fur. It certainly doesn’t make Jennifer Lopez look any better.

Designers including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Todd Oldham, and Marc Bouwer have 'created synthetic alternatives that are hip, humane, and easily available and don't turn animals into fashion victims.

This is a PETA commercial for the “Fur is Dead” campaign. I applaud Trent Reznor for doing this spot. Everyone can handle watching this footage and should do so. Perhaps it will wake you up to what happens in China on a daily basis.

I am adding this raw video from the Chinese fur market for anyone who is not convinced by the first one. I was only able to make it a minute or two into this video before I had to turn it off. I was sitting here crying my eyes out. It was not a “boo hoo” type of moment. I was full of hate and rage. Tears were streaming down my face and I felt my hands tighten into fists. It is beyond my comprehension that anyone can do this to a living thing. If I were to personally witness something like what is contained in this video I would easily be able to kill a human being.


Dog and Cat fur is often used in inexpensive children’s toys (Walmart). Please do not buy anything from China that might in any way support this practice. Whatever you think about them as an organization as a whole, I urge you to support PETA in their battle against the Chinese fur trade.

Carlin VS. Coulter

LOS ANGELES -- "Tonight" host Jay Leno might want to consider wearing referee stripes on Wednesday's show when Ann Coulter and George Carlin are his guests.

While Leno might look like a genius for booking the acid-tongued conservative queen Coulter and ultra-cynical liberal comedian Carlin on the same night, it was an accident. An NBC spokesman said Tuesday the two were booked at separate times. Carlin, apparently, was invited on because he's one of the voices in the new Pixar movie "Cars."

Ann Coulter, as you may already know, is the slime bag, chicken legged conservative with a new book out called “Why I Am a Nasty Little Man Handed, Adam's Apple Sporting Bitch”. (Available at all fine bookstores)

The two will share a couch on the talk show, but the duo's meeting could produce serious fireworks for "Tonight," which usually limits its political fodder to Leno's bipartisan monologue jokes.


P.S. If you want to buy a really good book, that doesn’t have a drop of hate in it, CHECK THIS ONE OUT. I have absolutely no idea who this lady is, but the book is off the hook. It’s the bomb-diggity.

Snoop Dogg writes, “This book is the fizzle bizzle, and totally off the hizzle my shnizzles!”

Oprah writes, "If you don't want to be a racist and sexist bigot, who won't vote for Carol Moseley Braun, you must buy this book."

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

When pigs fly

I am a liberal Democrat, and a resident of the State of New York. However, I can tell you right now this is not the face of the next President of the United States.

I hope we can all agree on this early on, and then get ourselves a strong contender for the 2008 race.

This little piggie went to war

MANCHESTER, N.H., June 12 -- In a speech to New Hampshire Republican officials Monday night, Karl Rove attacked Democrats who have criticized the U.S. war effort in Iraq, such as Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) and Rep. John P. Murtha (Pa.), who he said advocate "cutting and running."

"They may be with you for the first shots," Rove said of such opponents. "But they're not going . . . to be with you for the tough battles."

I love the way this fat piece of garbage, who has never served in the military, has the audacity to criticize two decorated Vietnam veterans on the subject of war.

The only battle Karl has been a part of, is the one with a Lays potato chip bag when he can’t get it open.

... And the only serving Karl is familiar with is the second one he goes for at Thanksgiving dinner.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sex Bomb

HIBHIB, Iraq (June 10) – Now that the US and Iraqi armies have had a chance to inspect the remains of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s “safe” house, they have discovered some very interesting things.

Two 500-pound bombs were dropped on this house hidden in the palm groves, just outside the town of Baqouba. It took quite a while to uncover some very important clues. Women who wore skimpy night clothing apparently accompanied Zarqawi. Beside the giant slabs of concrete, troops found a woman's leopard skin nightgown and other skimpy women's clothes.

This is an important fact revealed by US military sources today, and it should help alert American citizens root out possible Al-Queda suspects here in the States.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Fittingly enough, Ann Coulter appeared 06/06/06 on the Today Show with Matt Lauer to push her new book "Godless". The video and transcript of that show is available here.

Or you can watch a low-resolution copy below.

Five minutes into the appearance, and in her book, she attacks the Jersey girls. For those of you who don't already know them, the Jersey girls are a group of four 9/11 widows who merely pushed for the formation of the 9/11 Commission.

Ann writes in her book "I have never seen people enjoying their husbands’ death so much."

Ann knows nothing about marriage, because Ann has never been married. Ann has never even had a guy admit publicly to being her boyfriend. A lot of guys would sleep with anything warm. However Ann lacks even that.

I am too tired and angry to write much tonight. I have listed some of Ann’s malicious and ignorant comments in the past

I look forward to the day that I will dance on her grave.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Mission Accomplished?

This is an important documentary that was brought to my attention by a blog I read often. The blog is called Terrorism News. It is an intelligently written, and often updated blog. I have added it to my links and you should definitely check it out from time to time.

The name of the film is ”Mission Accomplished”. It is directed by a Journalist by the name of Sean Langan. I really urge each and every one of you to take the time to watch this very important film.

This film is comprised primarily of Langan's travels through Iraq a few months after President George W. Bush declared that the "end of major combat operations" had been reached. Langan includes footage of firefights and suicide bombers, as well as interviews with those who have taken up arms in an attempt to get the United States out of their country.

The film comes out of the Cinema Libre movement, which promotes socially conscious and politically minded filmmaking. Tackling the subject of the second Gulf war, the documentary Mission Accomplished was filmed on the battlegrounds of Iraq. The film takes a critical look at the US involvement in the war, but also tries to accurately represent several points of view. By spending time with US soldiers who are risking their lives overseas, the filmmakers attempt to capture the experience of being young and at war. Meanwhile, the film also takes special care to show the other side of the story, from the perspective of those Iraqi people who have become the war's biggest victims.

Please take the time to view this film. I watched it in two installments, and I am very glad to have taken the time to do so.


After many weeks of waiting patiently, I finally received my latest issue of Today’s Communist in the mail today. It seems that Russia is going to spend $185 billion on its weapons program from next year to 2015. This information comes from their Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, who was quoted by the Interfax news agency.

I read this article, and the first thing I thought of was how I might be able to help. Perhaps there was some way I could contribute, if only in some small way. What would be the purely altruistic thing to do? I came to the conclusion that it would be good to get one of those poor Russians over here to the relatively passive United States of America.

How could I best do this?

The answer is really quite simple. I need to find myself a Russian mail order bride.

After all, I have started to look for that special woman, and this would kill two birds with one stone. Plus, how much trouble could one of these Russian women really be?

I have spent the last 20 minutes probing the usual web sites. Anastasiaweb, and the ever popular Volgagirl.

The first thing I noticed is that almost every young lady is named Svetlana or Inna. I guess Svetlana is their version of Jennifer or Lisa. The second thing was that all these chicks come from the Ukraine. My understanding was that these girls were from Russia. Whatever.

I have narrowed my lifelong search down to three very special women. My feelings run so deep for these women that I cannot possibly narrow the search any further. I love them all so much; it is impossible to be impartial. I really can’t decide myself. I thought I could ask your help in picking out the next Mrs. Matthes.

Love of my life #1
Name: Svetlana
Location for the time being: Kherson, Ukraine

What she wants: (Like it matters) “I want my man will be able to give me the ability to feel that I'm a real woman. He give me things and I give him everything. I need find a man with a strong personality, with gentle and passionate heart, with kindness in his eyes. I know you are waiting for me to take me into the world of love!”

Love of my life #2
Name: Svetlana
Location for the time being: Simferopol, Ukraine

What she is looking for: “I want he has good plans for the future and I want he is serious. I want he is going to have a strong relationship and he understands. I like dynamical way of life. I can go on compromises. I make good borscht, and I like to eat man.

Love of my life #3
Name: Svetlana
Location for the time being: Kharkov, Ukraine

What she is like: “My friends say that I communicative and I easily getting along with many people. Sometimes my tender boobies fall out of top, and I say Whoopsie!”

Give each one a little time to grow on you. Swish each one around in your mouth for a little while. It’s all come down to this moment people. My life is in your hands.

BRS 0.5
TBJ 2.0
BO 9.0
TBDR 12.0

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Money for nothing

WASHINGTON - The two cities targeted in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will receive far less counterterrorism money this year in what the Homeland Security Department described Wednesday as an effort to spread funding to other communities facing threats.

"At the end of the day our job is to make sure that we apply resources in an appropriate manner across the full breadth of this nation so that we get the maximum benefit out of those dollars," Homeland Security Undersecretary George Foresman told reporters in Washington.

The panel that guided the distribution of $711 million in antiterrorism money in a process that led to New York City's share being reduced by 40 percent is a shadow player in the war on terror, its work kept secret and its members shielded from view.

Friday, June 02, 2006

"My money is on the Dong kid"

WASHINGTON - When a competition goes prime time, the gambling industry cannot be far behind, even when the participants are little kids spelling big words.

"This is the first time we have offered it proper," said Simon Noble, CEO of "We had so many requests from customers. We scratched our heads and asked, 'Is it something we can do or not?'"

-Anqi Dong (above) spells out the word on his hand before he answers-

-Samir Sudhir Patel (above), of Colleyville, Texas, peers over his placard-

Will the winner be wearing glasses? Will it be a boy or girl? Will the final word have an "e" in it? What will be the nationality of the winner?
Those were just some of the betting propositions available online.

Can you spell A-D-D-I-C-T-I-O-N?

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Greetings from Hit, Iraq

A soldier watches the real "Desert Storm" approach as the sun slowly sets.