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My Transformers Review

Monday, July 02, 2007



    Transformers was awesome. The fact that I had free tickets from Westplextoday.com made it more awesome of course, but it was still awesome. The experience starts out awesome before Transformers even begins. There's a short trailer for the secret J.J. Abrams project opening on 1-18-08. The title is never mentioned, but here's a post about the project, "Cloverfield". Anyways, the movie is kinda long at over two hours, but it moves really fast. There are quite a few hilarious moments, especially the incredibly awkward scene revolving around "Sam's happy time". Bernie Mac has a pretty funny scene involving "grandma" and there are quite a few one-liners scattered throughout. Anyways, I am obviously not a professional movie reviewer but still Transformers is well worth seeing.

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Kit Bond Made a Wise Vote

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

    So the word on the street is that Sen. Bond crossed over to the dark side in voting to move the Immigration Bill forward in the Senate. I would beg to differ on that one. I think he made a wise choice voting to move the bill forward in exchange for a promise that his amendment to the bill would be voted on later on. Why waste any more time stalling this bill? Just move the thing forward to the next stage where amendments to the bill will be voted on. The American people don't want this bill. I heard a Gallup Poll said something like 3% of Americans favor this thing, that's not even the 14% that still believe in our Congress.

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What is going on in the Genarlow Wilson case?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

    I cause I spoke too soon when I welcomed common sense to the party over on Randomness Without Ritalin. The Georgia Attorney General, Thurbert Baker, has said that he will appeal the decision. Who does Thurbert Baker think he is? I seriously doubt that the people of Georgia wanted their money spent prosecuting Genarlow Wilson in the first place. How do stupid prosecutors like this guy and Johnny Sutton look at themselves in the mirror each morning? I am sure they laugh all the way to the bank where they deposit your money. Talk about a great rate of return.


Great article from ESPN from awhile ago

Wilsonappeal.com

Mark Cuban blogs about the injustice.

Genarlow Wilson's Wikipedia entry

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Webby Award Winners

Sunday, June 10, 2007

    Here's a link to the list of all the nominees and winners for the '07 Webby Awards.

Notables:

HowStuffWorks.com--won for Best Copy/Writing. Awesome, interesting articles.

The Best Practices category is filled with essential sites. Flickr is a wonderful phot sharing site. Del.icio.us is awesome for bookmarking pages and being able to access them from anywhere. Facebook is of course the best social networking site around.Digg is an awesome site for news. Last.fm is an awesome internet radio service where you pick what you like and it plays songs according to your tastes, although I think I like Pandora better for my internet radio.

I really don't understand how LinkedIn could have beaten Facebook out in the social networking category.

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Who else can you sue, Mr. Hancock?

Friday, May 25, 2007


    For some odd reason, the father of Josh Hancock has decided to sue based on the events that led to his son's fatal accident. Dean Hancock is suing the following people:

  • Mike Shannon's Restaurant for providing the alcohol


  • Mike Shannon's daughter because she is the restaurant manager


  • The guy whose car was stalled on the highway

  • The tow truck driver who stopped behind the stalled car and put on his flashers to warn vehicles


  • I don't understand this. Why would you put your son's memory on trial here? You are forcing someone to take a stance that it basically was your son's fault he got killed that night. I understand that I can not really understand what it is like to lose your son, but I am confident I would not act in this way. While you are at it Dean Hancock, why don't you sue the following people:

  • The woman who called Josh's phone that night as he was driving

  • The company that made the phone and the company that provided the cell phone service

  • Josh's Cardinal teammates he was going to meet

  • The city of St. Louis for giving Mike Shannon's a business license.

  • MODOT for not putting a shoulder there on 40

  • A-B for making the beer Josh probably drank

  • The Cardinals for paying Josh the money he may have used to buy the drinks


  • This was a tragic accident. Who can really say what caused it? Don't do this, Dean Hancock.


    Supporting articles

    KSDK
    Stltoday

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    What Is Wrong With the Missouri Legislature?

    Sunday, May 20, 2007

        Why is it that towards the close of the legislative session in Jeff City, lawmakers were scrambling to vote on items nullifying items they voted for earlier in the session? I find it wonderful that my tax dollars went towards not only paying them to goof off the first time, but then to fix what they screwed up. Some people seem to think that term limits are the problem. I just think they care too much about playing politics and not enough about the issues.

    Here's my take on some issues that passed:

    SB22: Allows firefighters in St. Louis and other cities with failing schools to live outside their home cities, subject to the approval of the city's board of aldermen. Grants cities the authority to allow diners to bring their pets to outdoor restaurants
    --Interesting how those two issues relate to each other. The firefighter part I am definitely ok with, the pet part is just odd.

    SB389: Authorizes the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, or MOHELA, to spend $350 million on college construction projects. Also consolidates the state's two largest scholarship programs and seeks to cap tuition increases.
    --One of the biggest issues of the session. I am glad we can skim profits from an organization set up to provide money for tuition so, that we can build some buildings



    2007 Session Highlights

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    State Bill Threatens Professor's Cushy Jobs

    Thursday, May 10, 2007

        Apparently a part of the MOHELA bill would allow former Sate Legislators with at least 8 years of experience in the Missouri General Assembly and a Bachelor''s Degree to be college professors. The bill would say that you couldn't hold their lack of a graduate degree against them. Of course, certain college professors now are against the plan because it would blow the lid on their cushy jobs now.

    KC Star Link

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    MO House Fair Tax Act of 2007. . .Again

        Check out my original post below and read the comment. Would the person who posted these please email me. I am interested in finding out more about your experiences with this.

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    The Lies of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila

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    MO House Fair Tax Act of 2007

    Wednesday, May 09, 2007

        Edgar Emery (R) is sponsoring a bill in the Missouri House of Representatives that would require the Missouri Department of Revenue to develop plans to implement a state sales tax in place of state income taxes. Awesome idea.

    Bill Summary

    Wikipedia entry on the "Fair Tax" movement

    Fairtax.org

    The blog covering the "Fair Tax" movement

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    Beer is going to hurt the NBA?

      &nsbp I find it humorous that the NBA told Don Nelson, the Golden State Head Coach, that he couldn't bring beer into the post-game interview. This is the same NBA that had an All-Star Game in Vegas that just about out-Vegased Vegas.

    Here's a good column from a paper in Long Beach, CA pointing out the overreaction in sports towards drinking after Josh Hancock's death, which probably had a lot more to do with the cell phone and the tow truck parked in the middle of a lane than alcohol.

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    Saturday, March 24, 2007

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    Gilmer Hernandez Goes to Jail

    Wednesday, March 21, 2007

        Mexico continued its winning streak in U.S. courts with the conviction of Gilmer Hernandez back in December. Monday, Hernandez, a Sheriff's Deputy, was sentenced to a year and a day in jail andwas also ordered to pay $5,347 to the "victim" and a $5,000 fine. His crime? Shooting at the tires of a Suburban carrying illegals immigrants after the vehicle had tried to hit him during a traffic stop. An initial investigation cleared the deputy, but the Federal Government opened another investigation after talking to the illegals in the van, according to the Washington Times. The Federal Government had recommended a seven-year sentence for Hernandez, who leaves a wife and seven-month old daughter at home.

    Hernandez stopped the vehicle after it ran a red light on the night of April 14, 2005. When he went to question the driver, he noticed that the passengers in the vehicle were crouched down. He then asked for identification and the vehicle took off, swerving towards him as it fled. He drew his firearm and shot 2 times at each rear tire. Further down the road, when the Suburban crashed, 8 or 9 illegals fled. The "victim" was found crouched in the back cargo area of the vehicle. A fragment from either the bullet or the vehicle had clipped her lip and broke two teeth. Gilmer Hernandez was convicted of violating her civil rights by "recklessly" shooting at the vehicle. The woman reported that she paid about $2,000 to be smuggled in in that Suburban.

    Jeez, just think when all the illegals figure out they can turn jumping the border into a profitable venture.

    Free Gilmer website

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    Ignorant Sit-In Continues in St. Louis

    Saturday, March 17, 2007

        Students, parents, and I think a School Board member are still sitting in Mayor Slay's office protesting his support of a state takeover of the St. Louis Public School District. They have given a list of demands to Mayor Slay, which you can view here. I love how they say:

    "Explain in writing why you are treating our district differently then other districts"

    I didn't realize there was a comparable school district in the St. Louis area that was as dysfunctional as the SLPSD. I am pretty sure the SLPSD brings a new whole meaning to the term "dysfunctional".

    I was under the impression that one of the main reasons for the sit-in was fear that the state yanking the District's accreditation would keep some students from going to college or getting scholarships. The University of Missouri-Columbia and several other schools have already come out and said that it wouldn't affect admission.

    Pubdef.net is probably the best place for coverage of the ignorant protest. The best video has to be this one where the Post-Dispatch reporter (at about the 4 min mark) tells one of the students that they are lying about the University of Hawaii pulling a girl's scholarship. True, it probably wasn't the best way for the reporter to bring that fact up, and it probably wasn't the most solid way to research the accusation, but it makes for a funny end to the video.

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    Anti-Bullying Bills In Jeff City

        Seriously, who let the middle school student government put up bills at the state level? Anti-bullying bills in the House AND Senate?

    Next up: A bill to outlaw cliques in high school.

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    More Than One Road Leads to Rehab

    Thursday, March 15, 2007

        Let's say for second that you wanted to get sent to rehab. Here are some suggestions:

    Get loaded and use the n-word on a bunch of African-American hecklers (Kramer)

    Get bent out of shape on the set of a television show where you make more in one episode than I will make in 3.5 years (Black dude on Grey's)

    When describing what allegedly happened when you got bent out of shape, be sure to use the same slur (Same dude on Grey's)

    Marry a hot chick and. . . Why again did Keith Urban drink himself into rehab after marrying Nicole Kidman? (Keith Urban)

    Be Lindsay Lohan (Lindsay Lohan)

    Write a column for a student newspaper bout how journalism students matter more than farmers which offends some d-bags who can't take a joke. Make sure some douche even writes to the paper saying that that one column keeps him from coming to Mizzou.
    --------Read Dan Friesen's account of rehab---------

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    Fewer U.S. Troops Dying in Baghdad

    Wednesday, March 14, 2007

        This article from the Kuwait News Agency cites statistics released by the Multi-National Force -Iraq Combined Press Information Centre in saying that deaths of United States soldiers are down 60% from a similar period a month ago in Baghdad. The decrease in deaths is attributed to an increased security force. Take this as you see fit.

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    Liberals Kill Captain America

    Thursday, March 08, 2007

        I don't really follow comic books, but I don't like the fact that someone decided Captain America dies in the latest installment of his comic book series.

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    Critics Hate On Pizza Hut's Reading Program

    Saturday, March 03, 2007

        Here's an article I picked up from ksdk.com about how some ridiculous people are talking bad about Pizza Hut's Book-It program. How could you hate on a program that works like this: Read books--get free pizza?
        The same people who want you to eat carrot sticks and celery all the time are saying that the program promotes bad eating habits. Others are saying that schools should be free of corporate sponsorship. Considering education in this country sucks and the government can't seem to grasp the concept of being fiscally responsible, what are we supposed to do? If we let the government be in charge of the program, you would only get a sticker and maybe a pencil for reading because all the money would be going to overpaid admin people.

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    Students Disagree with Romney as Grad Speaker

        Some students are apparently upset that Mitt Romney is set to give the commencement speech at Regents University in May. Pat Robertson, who founded the school, invited Romney to speak. Some students and alumni are upset because they don't believe that as a Mormon Romney really represents their Christian views, according to this article.

    How again to you disagree with the founder of your University? There wouldn't be a Regents University without Pat Robertson.

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    T-roy B-log Locked As A Spam Blog/ Troy R-3 Lawsuit

    Friday, March 02, 2007

        So I log in today to Blogger to post an update on the T-roy B-log and find out that it has been locked because Blogger thinks it may be a spam blog. Funny, because you would think with a spam blog, I would be making money. Anyways, I was going to post this story about how Amie Twellman, the little girl who was hit in the head by a steel beam, is suing the Troy R-3 school district and some construction people for unspecified damages.

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    Pork to be added to Iraq Spending Bill?

        Apparently Democrats want to add about $10 billion in pork projects to the $100 Billion Iraq emergency funds bill. Here is an article about it. And here are some tasty tidbits on what they want:

  • $4 billion to farmers in the great plains for disaster drought relief.

  • --I guess some farmers need to pimp out their farm equipment. Somebody's John Deere is gonna be rolling on dubs blasting some 50 cent.

  • $1.2 billion to citrus and avocado farmers in California

  • --C'mon, did you really think Pelosi wouldn't get something out of this?

  • $1.3 billion for hurricane relief to the Golf Coast. This is on top of the $3.4 billion already requested by Bush


  • --$4.7 billion??? I didn't realize we were rebuilding New Orleans entirely out of gold.

    I really wish that in real life I could expect someone to borrow money in order to give me a handout.

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    John McCain Running For President

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007

        Rumor is that John McCain (R-Arizona) announced today that he officially is running for the presidency. I say it's a rumor because I just read it on Drudge that someone who was at the Late Show taping earlier today reported that McCain said it. The show will be broadcast later tonight.

    I think Mitt Romney still gets my vote. It's the closest thing we have to putting Bill Paxton in the White House.

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    What Decade Does El-Amin Live In?

        State Rep. Talibdin El-Amin (D-St. Louis) is sponsoring a bill in the Missouri House that formally apologizes for slavery. This article from the Post-Dispatch contains this gem from Rep. El-Amin:

    "It's a necessary step to move us past slavery and into a position of progress and healing."

        How long has it been since slavery happened in Missouri? We all should know by now that slavery was a bad idea. Will this apology really mean anything? Have people been waiting for this apology to realize slavery was wrong? If you've been sitting around waiting for this apology, you've got problems.

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    Could Mexico Whine More?

    Sunday, February 25, 2007

        Would someone please give Mexico some cheese to go with their whine? Now they are complaining about workers building a border fence that are straying up to 10 yards into Mexico.

  • Isn't it enough that we hold up their economy by letting millions of their citizens earn money here and send it home?

  • Isn't it enough that we take a lot of their scumbags and other violent criminals?

  • Isn't it enough that we listen to them when they want us to prosecute our law enforcement officers?
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    Listen to Nashville Star Songs

        Listen to all of the songs from this season's Nashville Star

    link

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    Pelosi to speak at Webster University

    Friday, February 23, 2007

        Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, has been announced as the commencement speaker for Webster University this May. The commencement is scheduled for May 12 at the Edward Jones Dome. No word on if this is marked in her schedule with an eraseble pen or not.


    PD story

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    Attn. Sen. McCaskill: Mizzou Arena is in Columbia

        Claire McCaskill will be in Columbia, MO Friday, Feb. 23. She has extended an invitation to all Springfield area supporters via her website, here. I guess Columbia area supporters will have to wait until McCaskill schedules a reception on the SMS campus to see her. Is this a sign that her office is still not up to speed? Maybe she shouldn't have taken that vacation during freshman orientation week.

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    60 Sec Ramos and Compean Spot

    Thursday, February 22, 2007

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    30 Sec Ramos and Compean Spot

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    Does Vegas want the NBA?

    Monday, February 19, 2007

        With the NBA All-Star festivities being held in Las Vegas over the weekend, there was talk of an NBA team possibly on the horizon for the city. According to this site and this one, the NBA posse wasn't exactly on its best behavior over the weekend. Or wait, maybe this is their best behavior? Fights, shootings, restaurant employees refusing to deal with them?

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    How much is Mexico paying Johnny Sutton?

    Sunday, February 18, 2007

        Much like one would question how much a referee is making off the opposing team, I question how much Johnny Sutton's office is making off of Mexico? First, the Mexican Consulate encouraged the prosecution of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Now it comes out that they also had a say in the prosecution of Gilmer Hernandez.

    View the letter: (page 1) (page 2)

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    Giuliani is a little high maintenance

        Here is a link to The Smoking Gun's posting of Rudy Giuliani's standard speaking contract. When he spoke at Oklahoma State recently, he was paid $100,000 plus his flight cost of around $47,000.

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    Rebuttal to Sutton's "Myth vs. Reality" Doc

    Friday, February 16, 2007

        Here is a rebuttal from the National Border Patrol Council to the "Myth vs Reality" document that Johnny Sutton's office put out to try and justify their prosecution of two fine Americans.

    link

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    Lie Put Ramos and Compean in Jail

        The trial transcript of the BP2 trial is now available and "surprise surprise" it confirms that the dirty Mexican drug runner was involved in bringing another load of drugs into the U.S. AFTER he was given immunity for load he brought over in February of that year. The judge in the case ruled that the defense could not bring up that October incident because the trial was not about the dirty Mexican drug runner, it was about the fine Americans shooting the dirty Mexican drug runner.

    Mr. dirty Mexican drug runner painted a picture of himself on the stand of an inexperienced drug runner who was just doing it in February for some extra money to pay mama's medical bills. The judge in the case apparently went along with the lie in not allowing the jury to see that this was a man who proceeded to continue his drug running ways despite having his urethra severed by a bullet in Feb. It's too bad there weren't two fine Americans around to "illegally pursue him at a high rate of speed" and illegally shoot him in October like there were in February.

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    Does Sutton Work For Mexico?

    Thursday, February 15, 2007

        According to this article from World Net Daily Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean would probably not have been charged if it wasn't for the Mexican government insisting on it. Ya know, I think it is really best to just let Mexico make all our decisions from now on. They do such a good job of running their own country. Just think if the United States wasn't here to make things easy for them. What would they do with all those extra citizens? How would they deal with not having all that money coming in from the illegal aliens?

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    Mitt Romney Deserves Your Attention

    Wednesday, February 14, 2007

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    Should Our President Be 'Present'?

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007

        I keep thinking of Barack Obama as an empty suit. I don't think he really stands for much unless someone tells him what to stand for. Maybe a more accurate description would be "present", in reference to his appreciation for that neutral vote he liked to cast while in the Illinois legislature.

    Read the article from Real Clear Politics

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    When Sutton Wins, America Loses

        Nice blog post here about how Johnny Sutton's office is on a mission to handcuff men protecting our borders. Points out Ramos/Compean case, as well as the case of Gilmer Hernandez

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    Skater Takes a Skate to the Face

    Monday, February 12, 2007

        This is one reason why I don't figure skate. The other is that I don't have the legs for it.

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    New Min. Wage Law Puts Teen Out Of Work

    Sunday, February 11, 2007

        Here's a story about what happened in Arizona when the state minimum wage law was raised. The Missouri minimum wage experienced a similar hike Jan 1 and the Democrats in D.C. are pushing for an even bigger hike across the country (unless of course you are a tuna company represented by Nancy Pelosi).

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    Anna Nicole Smith Dies

    Thursday, February 08, 2007

        Anna Nicole Smith died today. It wasn't what I was expecting to read on the front page of StlToday. Definitely strange. She was staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in south Florida and just collapsed earlier today. She leaves behind a daughter who is less than a year old.


    Here's a story on it

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    McCaskill Still Not Up To Speed

    Wednesday, February 07, 2007

        Several times I have called the office of Sen. Claire McCaskill to inquire about whether she has made a statement regarding the case of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Twice, I have been given the excuse of "well, we are still trying to get our office up and running" or something to that effect. Yesterday, I felt the need to call them on this. I told them I find it funny that the office would use this excuse when Sen. McCaskill would probably have her office set up if she hadn't taken a vacation during freshman orientation. I know it was low of me to use that, but seriously that's a cop out excuse for her office to use.

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    DOJ Can't Even Get Ramos/Compean Transcript

        An article from World Net Daily today mentions the White House is working on getting transcripts from the trial of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Shouldn't it be pretty easy for the Department of Justice to get a trail transcript in the age of computers and fax machines?

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    Tom Coburn Is A Fine American





        Read this article on Tom Coburn, the Republican Senator from Oklahoma, and try telling me I am wrong.


    Here is his Wikipedia entry

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    Ramos/Compean: WND Cites DHS Memo

    Tuesday, February 06, 2007

        World Net Daily just posted a story about how a Department of Homeland Security memo indicates that two supervisors were on the scene when the BP2 shooting took place. Link. So if Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean committed the horrible sin of not filing a report, what about the two supervisors?

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    Ramos Beaten In Prison

        Ignacio Ramos, one of the Border Patrol 2, celebrated his 38th birthday recently in federal prison. Did he get to talk to his three sons on his birthday? No. You want to know how he celebrated it? With bruises caused by getting jumped in prison by a group of inmates. How's that for a birthday present?

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    Monica Ramos Starts A Blog

    Monday, February 05, 2007

        Monica Ramos, the wife of Ignacio Ramos, has started a blog through Grassfire.org's new FireSociety. Her first post talks about how both her husband and Jose Compean have been moved to prisons out of state. Ignacio Ramos is in the general population at the prison. I imagine he is almost more of a target than that ex-guard from Prison Break

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    Iran Cures AIDS?

    Sunday, February 04, 2007

        If AhmedenaNUTJOB really cured AIDS, I will consider taking the "NUTJOB" off his name.

    He also refers to something big happening on Feb. 11 involving Iran and its "nuclear rights". I don't think I like the sound of that.

    Story Link

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    Online Deals

    Saturday, February 03, 2007

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    Hillary Clinton Will End Obesity

        Considering Hillary Clinton's comments Friday on Iraq, here are some other things I am sure she will do once she is President:

  • End the obesity problem in the U.S.

  • End world poverty and hunger

  • End AIDS

  • End our dependence on foreign oil.

  • End the feud between Donald Trump and Rosie, during her lunch break from bringing peace to the Middle East

  • Fix the education system in the U.S. Not just a part of it. The whole system.

  • End our dependence on oil for good. She will singlehandedly develop and manufacture an engine that runs on all the B.S. the Democrats put out.
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    Ignacio Ramos Can't Even See His Family

    Friday, February 02, 2007

        Ignacio Ramos has been sent to a prison 1,500 miles from his hometown. Because of this he can't even see his family while in jail.

    Here isthe NewsMax story

    I am glad the Democrats in Congress are worried about passing non-binding resolutions while all this is going on.

    Note to MO voters:

    Todd Akin is the only member of the Missouri delegation that has voiced his support for Ramos and Compean. He signed on to a bill urging a pardon of the BP2.

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    Own A "Boston Bomb"

    Thursday, February 01, 2007

        You may have seen the story where a promotional device set off terror alarms in Boston. Well, now you can own your very own "Boston Bomb".

    Here is the eBay auction

    The promotional pieces, which are meant to look like a character from "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" on the cartoon network were randomly placed in cities across the country. A hundred or so of the pieces were sitting in different cities around the country for 2-3 weeks before the people in Boston got freaked out and pulled the terror alarm.

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    Illegals Win Again; Gilmer Hernandez Case

        Here is the story of Gilmer Hernandez, a sheriff's deputy in Edwards County, Texas. Mr. Hernandez, 25, was convicted on Dec 1. of violating the civil rights of an illegal alien who was being smuggled to Austin in a Suburban. Hernandez, stopped the Suburban late at night for running a red light. When he attempted to talk to the driver, the vehicle sped away. Hernandez fired 4 shots at the back of the Suburban, aiming for the rear tires and flattening one. One of the illegals in the car sustained a minor injury that a doctor didn't even think could have been caused by a bullet at first.

    World Net Daily piece

    Here you can find a more detailed report of the incident.



    Things of Note:

    The driver of the Suburban swerved towards the officer when he attempted to flee.

    Gilmer Hernandez shot at the back tires.

    The illegals paid in the neighborhood of $2,000 for the ride.

    Here is the Code that he was tried under. Remember the lady whose rights Hernandez supposedly violated was crouched in the cargo area of a Suburban that had just tried to run over a police officer. She was in that vehicle because she had paid $2,000 for it to take her into the United States illegally.

    Hernandez fired point blank at the back-driver-side tire. I would imagine a bullet riccocheted off something, up through the Suburban and hit the illegal laying in the cargo area. From what the doctor says in the report, I would say it just nicked her lower lip.

    A gun an ammo was found in the vehicle.


    Gilmer Hernandez faces up to 10 years in prison and will be sentenced in March.

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    Direct Links to Hornbeck Pictures

    Wednesday, January 31, 2007

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    Fox 2 Hornbeck Pictures

        Here is the link to the pictures of Shawn Hornbeck that Fox 2 posted and Drudge linked to

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    Did The BP2 Get Nifonged?

    Tuesday, January 30, 2007

        New reports are saying that the ballistics used in the BP2 case do not support the claim that a bullet fired from Ignacio Ramos' gun hit the dirty Mexican drug smuggler. Supposedly a Department of Homeland Security agent testified under oath that a bullet from Ramos' weapon hit the dirty Mexican drug smuggler.

    Here is the article

    So, here is how the bullet was tested:

    ===Agents supposedly shot dirty Mexican drug smuggler
    ===Said bullet enters left buttocks area and damages urethra.
    ===Said dirty Mexican drug smuggler goes to Mexican doctor
    ===Said Mexican doctor repairs some of the damage to urethra and inserts catheter
    ===Said Mexican doctor leaves bullet in drug smuggler
    ===DHS Agent Christopher Sanchez goes to get drug smuggler and brings him back to US
    ===US doctor extracts bullet. Bullet handed over to Texas Department of Public Safety for testing.

    The bullet should have been handed over to the FBI for testing because they handle shooting involving Federal Agents, not the Texas Department of Public Safety.

    Agent Christopher Sanchez also happens to be the person who testified that the ballistics test matched Ignacio Ramos' gun.

    This article explores the connections between the people involved in bringing the dirty Mexican drug smuggler back to the United States.

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    White House To Review Trial Transcript

        It is about time the White House looks into this case. This article says that the White House will begin reviewing the official trial transcript from the case. Apparently that may be harder than it seems because the court reporter wasn't exactly primetime according to the article.

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    Will Congress Pull Funding For BP2 Jailtime?

    Friday, January 26, 2007

        Next week, most likely, there is expected to be a bill proposed in the House that would pull the funding that pays for the jaling of former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Several members of the House are expected to put the bill foward. The plan is talked about here

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    Ramos and Compean Update

        The two ex-Border Patrol Agents are still in jail while the federal prosecutor, Johnny Sutton, toots his own horn and a National Guard unit is given medals for not firing when Mexicans come at them with guns.

    A belated kudos to Rep. Todd Akin, who represents Missouri 2nd Congressional District in the House, for supporting Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean with his support of this bill He is the only elected Missouri Official in D.C. who has supported this cause to my knowledge.

    Interesting quotes from the article linked to above where Johnny Sutton toots his own horn:

    "They didn't know if he was an American citizen or not. ... It was outrageous behavior, and prosecutors can't look the other way."
    ---Well, for one he was a Spanish looking fellow, stopped in a van by the border, running away from Federal Agents towards Mexico. And secondly, don't we expect our Federal Agents to act on instinct?

    "We didn't give up much in the use of immunity. We offered immunity. Otherwise, he would not come back from Mexico," he said.
    --Thank you, Johnny Sutton. You brought a dirty Mexican drug runner back to the United States. Good for you. I hope you sleep well at night. I am sure that most of America would have preferred to have this POS stay in Mexico. But, no, grand 'ol Johnny Sutton had to bring him back. Maybe the wound in his butt and crappy medical care would have kept him from running drugs to America's youth, but No, Johnny Sutton brought him back and had the United States foot the bill for the best medical care. Now, he is all better and ready to smuggle drugs onto the streets of the United States.

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    Monica Ramos Doesn't Mince Words

    Wednesday, January 24, 2007

        Monica Ramos, the wife of Ignacio Ramos, had some harsh words for President Bush after the State of the Union Address in D.C. She was a guest at the speech of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (D-Calif). She gave her two cents to World Net Daily here. She would like to point out, among other things, that her husband was clearly trying to protect our borders when he shot the dirty Mexican drug smuggler. So, when she hears President Bush talking about securing our borders, two plus two doesn't exactly add up to four.

        Now I won't go as far as she did in placing all the blame on the POTUS, but I would appreciate a little more sympathy out of him. No one can blame her for speaking out, however. She is the one who has to raise kids whose father is in prison. I mean how can you explain to kids that daddy didn't do anything wrong, even though he is on the same side of the glass as drug runners, child molesters, murderers, and rapists?

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    What I'm Reading Now

        I was going through old posts and figured I should post about what I am reading now

  • Excavation by James Rollins

  • --The ""Cloud People" of Peru have been in the news lately (go here if you didn't know that). James Rollins wrote a book about them in 2000. It's a good read

  • Tyranny of Tolerance by Robert Dierker

  • --A darn good read. I didn't realize how nuts some judges were. Read the chapter on abortion and justify to me why something that heinous isn't considered murder.

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    Ramos In Solitary?

    Tuesday, January 23, 2007

        This article from Fox News reports that Ignacio Ramos' father-in-law has said that Ramos is being kept in solitary confinement in prison. Ramos' father says that he has not been allowed to visit his son as of yet.

    World Net Daily Story

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    Did Botched Interpretation Jail Ramos and Compean?

    Monday, January 22, 2007

        Interesting development in the BP2 case as cited in a story posted on World Net Daily a short time ago. Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were given mandatory jail sentences because they were charged under 18 U.S.C. Section 924(c). The WND article points out that the law was intended to apply to law enforcement officers only when they were committing crimes clearly outside of their official duties. Police officers have been charged with this before when they were committing crimes because the court ruled that no one is allowed to carry a gun while committing a crime.

    Here is the text of the code they were charged under

        If this law actually applied to this case, then the Court would have been mandated to give Ramos and Compean five years each for just having weapons in their possession; weapons the US government required them to carry. If that were the case, then how would Border Patrol Agents pursuing a suspected drug smuggler have been "a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime". Because the Agents fired, Johnny Sutton, the Prosecutor, said that the Court was mandated to sentence them to 10 years each.

        The reason this code doesn't apply is because there was no crime of violence. The Agents were merely pursuing a dirty Mexican drug runner who ran when the Agents tried to apprehend him. No one in their right mind could connect the dots between a code intended to punish criminals committing crimes with guns and two Federal Agents pursuing a suspected criminal. I don't know about you, but people don't run from the cops unless they have something to hide. And although I don't know any dirty Mexican drug runners personally; I assume none of them leave home without heat. That would be like a woman going to the mall without plastic.


        Walter B. Jones, a North Carolina Republican in the US House of Representatives, wrote a letter to Alberto Gonzalez on Oct. 11 2006 explaining how this code didn't apply in the BP2 case. I apologize to everyone for not picking this up earlier. I will be sure to call Sen. Bond and Sen. McCaskill from Missouri ASAP to enlighten them on this development since they haven't gotten around to addressing this issue yet. They must have been busy with more important things.

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    NY Post Reporter Lied To Get To Devlin

    **1-22 Update**
    Monday's Post-Dispatch Story



        The New York Post could have a problem on its hands regarding the interview a day or so ago with Michael Devlin. This story from KSDK.com says that Devlin's lawyers are accusing the reporter of saying she was Devlin's friend in order to get in to talk with him.

    Interesting note: Michael Devlin is being held apart from the common riffraff in the jail because people are worried the riffraff will hurt him. Agents Ramos and Compean (the Border Patrol 2) were sent to Federal Prison with much more dangerous riffraff because a judge ruled that there was no reason for them to be free during their appeals and that the jail didn't pose that much of a threat to them. Funny how our justice system works in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Ok, so that may have been a cheap shot, drawing a line between those two , but I am still upset and I run the show here.

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    NY Times Runs A New Hornbeck Story

    Sunday, January 21, 2007

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    How Weird Will Hornbeck Case Get?

        I thought it was weird when the newsman broke into the Dave Glover Show to say Ben Ownby had been found. . with Shawn Hornbeck. The hosts reacted like the Hornbeck comment was an ill-timed joke. The case got weirder when it turned out to be true.

    Weirder still when we found out it was in Kirkwood.
    Weirder still when we found out about the message board comment.
    Weirder still when we found out about Devlin reporting the guy in his parking spot.
    Weirder still when we found out about Shawn riding his bike by himself at night.
    Weirder still when we found out about Shawn reporting a missing bike to police.

    Now, here's an article from the Post-Dispatch about "Shawn Devlin" having a girlfriend and going to a Visitation school dance.

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    Restaurant.com

    Saturday, January 20, 2007

    Never pay full price to dine Sun-Thurs again. 7,000 restaurants featured.



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    New MO Min. Wage Law Goes to Court

        18 Fire and Police Agencies are taking Missouri to court over part of the new minimum wage law that went into effect on Jan 1. The law, which raised the minimum wage to $6.50, also required people to be paid overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Public service agencies, like fire and police departments,typically were exempt from that requirement in the past. Policemen and firemen typically aren't paid enough money as it is for what they do. At least give them some overtime pay.


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    Sutton's Office Posts Myth vs. Fact Document

    Friday, January 19, 2007

        Here is a myth vs. fact document on the Ramos and Compean case filed by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's office. Is this seriously an official document? Some of the "reality" comments seem a bit childish. Also, there is more to the story about the verdict of the jury. Immediately after the ruling was read, three jurors told the Defense lawyer that they were forced to vote "guilty" when they wanted to vote "not guilty" (link) Isn't it great what our country has come to, a U.S. Attorney can justify giving a Dirty Mexican Drug Runner immunity in order to prosecute two United States Border Patrol Officers.

    link to pdf

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    Should Taxpayers Pay for College?

        In light of the passage of the bill in the House that would cut student loan rates, here is a freakonomics-type piece from townhall.com, written by Jacob Sullum. Are we putting way too many tax dollars into higher education?

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    Interesting Reads on Ramos, Compean Case

  • CFP Article

  • ---Article from the Canadian Free Press about the Border Patrol 2

  • Ramos-Compean Act introduced in House

  • ---U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) introduced a bill Thursday that would pardon Ramos and Compean. He also made a request to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to keep the two out of the general population at the prison. Congress has never pardoned someone, but no one is really sure they can't.

  • Bush May Consider Pardon?

  • ---This story will probably be making the rounds Friday. Read it for yourself and tell me what you think President Bush meant. I don't really take it to mean he is considering a pardon any more than he was before.

  • In all due fairness, here is this

  • ---This is a post from ePluribus Media that includes what is supposed to be what the Justice Department presented at the trial as an account of the case. It definitely paints a different story about what happened. Although, consider that for the most part this is the account of the incident by a man who was smuggling $1 million worth of pot into the U.S., had been runnin' drugs since he was 14 (according to family), and is suing the USA for $5 million. Do you trust him?

  • Debra J. Saunders' Piece

  • ---Debra Saunders wrote this great piece for townhall.com. She also wrote this one back in Aug.

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    Who Else, Michael Devlin?

    Wednesday, January 17, 2007

        Did Michael Devlin kidnap Arlin Henderson 16 years ago? Does he know what happened to Bianca Piper?

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    Judge Denies Agents' Last Request

        A U.S. District Judge in El Paso denied the motion by former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean that would have allowed them to remain free during their appeals. She basically ruled that there wasn't a reason for them to be free during their appeals. Kathleen Cardone, the Judge in this case, is one of those judges that makes the good judges in this country look bad.

    Read Alan Burkhart's blog post demanding answers from D.C.

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    Border Patrol Agents Due to Report Tommorrow

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007

        Former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are scheduled to report to jail tomorrow to serve 11 and 12 years respectively. This is a gross injustice. This blog has covered the story several times, but you can read more here.
        I called both Senator Bond's office and Senator McCaskill's office today looking to voice my opinion on the issue. The representative for Sen. Bond would only say "Sen. Bond has not issued a statement on the matter" I asked if he planned to, considering the agents are scheduled to report to jail tomorrow. She again repeated her canned response. My call to Sen. McCaskill's office resulted in me speaking to a machine and it telling me someone would call me back.
        President Bush issued 16 pardons last month. He has issued 58 during his Presidency. Former President Clinton issued 396 in his 8 years in office.

    Bond, Christopher S.- (R - MO) Class III
    274 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
    (202) 224-5721

    McCaskill, Claire- (D - MO) Class I
    UNITED STATES SENATE WASHINGTON DC 20510
    (202) 224-6154

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    St. Louis Gets '09 All- Star Game

        Busch Stadium has been awarded the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

    Link

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    An Example of the Tryanny of Tolerance?

    Sunday, January 14, 2007

        This post from the Power Line blog strikes me as quite funny. The new president of William and Mary college has decided to take down the cross on the altar in the campus chapel. Apparently, when people used the chapel they had the option to take the cross down and 15-20% of wedding were doing that. I don't even understand why you would have a wedding in a chapel if you had a problem with the cross. A wedding is for your marriage in the "eyes of god" as far as I understand it, if you didn't like the cross, go to the courthouse to get hitched. But seriously, who ever heard of a chapel without a cross? Isn't a chapel without a cross on par with a VFW hall or a ballroom in a hotel?

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    Jeff Hadler is a Star

    Friday, January 12, 2007

        Watching news coverage of the Ownby and Hornbeck recovery tonight you can't miss Jeff Hadler. Hadler lives in the same apartment complex apparently and is the one that tipped off the police last night about the truck. KSDK was interviewing him and you had to feel sorry for the guy because they couldn't even give him an umbrella. If you switched to Fox 2 right after the KSDK interview, there was Hadler again. Fox 2 was nice enough to give him an umbrella though. Apparently, Hadler had been using the suspect's unsecured wireless internet connection and had gone so far as to figure out who owned the connection and research Devlin online.
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    Ownby Found.. . With Hornbeck

        Not only was Ben Ownby found today, missing since Monday, but Shawn Freakin' Hornbeck was found too. Hornbeck had been missing since '02. They were found in an apartment in Kirkwood. Two Kirkwood police officers saw the truck last night when going to serve a warrant. Micheal J. Devlin, 41 of Kirkwood, has been charged with one charge of kidnapping and is being held on $1 million bond. Devlin supposedly managed an Imo's in Kirkwood, according to KMOV.

    Links
    Map of area where they were found
    KSDK
    Fox 2
    Stltoday

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    Can We Please Get A Pardon Here?

        I don't understand why action hasn't been taken yet by Washington to pardon the two former Border Patrol agents yet. How many Congressmen need to sign on before something is done and common sense can win?

    Read this article

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    Nashville Star Update

    Well, two people were eliminated in the first episode, Tim Laroche, who I didn't much care for, and RickieJoLeen, who I liked and thought was hot but I wondered about what her voice could do. The judges didn't seem to think the 18 year old had what they wanted.


    Here is the summary

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    Forget American Idol, Nashville Star Is It

        American Idol is starting soon, if you haven't already heard. You probably have though because it is AMERICAN IDOL. Personally, I don't really like the show. They run too many clips of horrible singers who really should have had their dreams shattered long ago. If I wanted to see a horrible singer, I would sing to the mirror. I would much rather watch Nashville Star on the USA Network. I guess I am just too much of a hick for that high class American Idol. Over on the Nashville Star page, they have clips of all the finalists singing. Here's what I thought of the clips I watched:

  • Whitney Duncan

  • She is definitely a looker, good choice to sing a song called "Skinny Dippin'" Could give Miranda Lambert a run for her money for the Best Lookin' Nashville Star participant ever

  • Rickiejoleen

  • I like her voice and looks, but I wonder if her voice has an edge that wasn't showcased in "New Strings"

  • Angela Hacker

  • I can see her voice carrying her a long way in this competition. Check out her Myspace page and listen to "Brand New Pair of Boots" Miranda Lambert didn't win when she was on this show and I think it might not matter if Angela Hacker wins or not as far as getting a contract.

  • Dustin Wilkes

  • Um. . .go ahead and put me down for a copy of his cd. Watch this clip.

  • Kacey Musgraves

  • Is she the lost Wrecker?

  • David St. Romain

  • Would someone please call the country station to get Pat Green's "Wave on Wave" replaced with this one? He won't be my pick to win this contest. He doesn't need this contest. In fact, he probably shouldn't be on Nashville Star. Just go ahead and put him in the rotation on country radio.

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    What is up with Somalia?

    Thursday, January 11, 2007

        So, what the hell happened in Somalia? Some of you may have heard a bit on the news about the U.S. conducting air strikes in Somalia and thought "Uhh, did they mean Iraq?" I didn't know what the heck was going on either until I started listening to Crane Durham on Nothing But Truth tonight. Crane was talking with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, who is pretty much a genius and has a book coming out soon.
        Here is what I gathered is going on. Somalia didn't have a real government for about 16 years and now they have a very young transitional government just getting started. A group called the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) is fighting their way across Somalia. They were trying to overtake the town where the government was holed up but underestimated what they were up against. The Ethiopian military had devoted a huge percentage of its forces to protecting the Somalian government and had enlisted the military expertise of the United States to help. The Ethiopians successfully fought off the ICU forces with some help from U.S. helicopters. The ICU is connected with Al Qaeda.
        Apparently now there is a feud going on between the Pentagon and the U.S. State Department. Davved just dropped that one. The problem is that the Pentagon wants to give money to the transitional government to help defeat the ICU. The State Department wants to give the money to Somalia little by little to dictate how they will handle things. For some reason the State Department wants the Somalians to sit down and talk with the ICU, at least the ones who are still alive. Yeah, and while we are at it how about we sit down and talk with Iran. We should just have a big tea party with AhmadenaNUTJOB, Kim Don Small Dong, Fidel Castro.

    Links

    Daveed writing about this on January 9

    Forget it. Here's what I got searching for Somalia on Pajamasmedia

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    RI ACLU Chapter Sues RI Police

    Tuesday, January 09, 2007

        An American Civil Liberties Union chapter in Rhode Island is suing the Rhode Island state police alleging they used racial discrimination during a traffic stop to detain the occupants of the vehicle. Here's what appears to have happened using my own imagination based on this article.

    Police see van changing lanes without turn signal
    Police pull over van
    Police take drivers license and registration of driver
    Police notice that there are 14 people in the van.
    Police realize most of them don't speak English.
    Police use common sense to come to the conclusion that they might be illegals
    Police ask for identification from van occupants using van driver as interpretor
    Most of occupants can't produce identification
    Police lead van to Immigration Office

        Funny, the only thing I see wrong with this is the lawsuit.

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    Way To Keep A Secret, Israel

    Sunday, January 07, 2007

        I guess this is what AhmadenaNUTJOB asked for mouthing off like he does. Apparently, Israel is making plans to escalate the Middle East pissing contest. At least that is what the Times in the UK is saying in this article. I really wish governments could keep secrets.

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    Grey's To Be Blacked Out?

    Friday, January 05, 2007

        According to this article, Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns some networks affiliate channels, is going to hold out for more money from cable operators, notably Mediacom. Why the headline? Because Sinclair owns the ABC affiliate in St. Louis. This means that if a deal isn't resolved by Sunday night, people in St. Louis who have Mediacom won't get to see the new episode of Grey's Anatomy.

    Here's a list of what stations Sinclair owns

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    The O.C. Is Dead, Pulled, Kaput

    Wednesday, January 03, 2007

        Everyone and their mother is reporting that Fox has pulled the plug on "The O.C.". The show's last episode will air next month.



    Catch up on the latest season Here

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    Saddam Hanging Video Clip

    Saturday, December 30, 2006

    Doesn't show the actual hanging so, it isn't as gruesome as you might think.

    Click at your own risk


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    President Ford Dead

    Tuesday, December 26, 2006

    R.I.P. Gerald Ford

    Breitbart Story

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    Robert H. Dierker Jr. Is Taking a Stand






    Robert H. Dierker Jr. is tired of the liberal nonsense that is going on in the American Judicial system. Dierker, a St. Louis Circuit Court Judge, has decided to voice his concerns in a way that isn't very common for a sitting judge: He has written a straight-forward, pull-no-punches book. The book, available Dec. 26, is titled The Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault. According to this article from the Stl PD the book has been making its way by email around St. Louis and is causing quite a stir. Go figure certain people are a little upset considering the city voted overwhelmingly against Jim Talent in the election.


    Read an excerpt from the book and download it from Diesel eBooks

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    Illegals/RIAA

    Saturday, December 23, 2006

    Articles that I feel need a little common sense analysis:

  • Judge says RIAA must prove file sharing in case
    --What a novel idea. The Recording Industry must prove that defendants committed a crime by actually downloading music when they sue them for that. Message to RIAA: Adapt and Overcome. Lower the price of cds and people will buy more instead of risking lawsuits. Quit suing people and there won't be the people file sharing because they hate you.
  • Hispanic groups don't like workplace raids
    --So many obvious things to point with this one: 1) Comparing these raids to the Nazi raids? Don't you listen to AhmadenaDBAG and David Duke? Those raids didn't happen. Seriously though, the Jews weren't doing anything illegal and these illegals were here illegally. Charges of Racial profiling? I am pretty sure that a white guy in the meat packing plant wasn't here illegally so, why arrest him? Deporting these criminals would break up families? Ok, I've got a solution for that one, send the whole family back and get them off our tax dollars.

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    Rape Charge Dropped in Duke LAX Case

    Friday, December 22, 2006

        The rape charge against the three Duke Lacrosse players was dropped today. 2 B.S. charges are still on the table. Do you ever wonder what Mike Nifong, the DA in the case, does on a daily basis? Apparently not his job considering he just recently talked to the accuser for the first time. If this guy were in the private sector, I don't think there is any way he would hack it.

    Breitbart article
    MSNBC article
    Here's what the Smoking Gun site dug up

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    Dogs Not P. Diddy's Best Friend

    Macy's has pulled two Sean John hooded jackets from its stores as well as its website after they found that the faux fur was actually made from a breed of dog.

    PD article
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    $500 Million to Run for POTUS?

    Wednesday, December 20, 2006

        The Federal Election Commission chairman is prediciting that for a candidate to have a chance in the '08 Presidential election he (or she) will have to shell out around $500 MILLION to have a chance.  So about $1 BILLION will be wasted away during the race. Seriously, when do we say enough is enough???

    Link to Washington Times article

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    Melo Suspended 15 games

    Monday, December 18, 2006

    Carmelo Anthony, the NBA scoring leader, was suspended 15 games for his involvement in the Knicks-Nuggets brawl on Saturday night.  He should have been suspended 20; 15 for the punch and 5 for running the other way afterwards.

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    posted by Ryan Brockschmitt, 12:04 PM | link | 0 comments |