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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Senator Clinton lets the mask slip

Well, we got to see the true Socialist that Senator Clinton really is the other day. San Francisco rolls out the red carpet for the Clintons.

I just hope this speech got on tape of some kind. I'll let her words speak for herself:
"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Sen. Clinton said. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." [emphasis mine]
If she's willing to do it to her friends, what do you think she would do to those she doesn't like?


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Jesse Jackson strikes again

Jesse Jackson just stuck his head a little farther up his ass the other day. Jesse Jackson Says GOP Pushing 'Ideology of the Confederacy'
Jesse Jackson accused the Republican Party, conservatives and the retailer Wal-Mart of attempting to "push the ideology of the Confederacy" in America.
I'm not sure what ideology he is referring to, unless he's trying to say 'slavery.' And I don't know how that could be. Perhaps the Reverend would be kind enough to respond to my comments to fill me in on it?
Jackson urged President Bush to allow Wal-Mart employees to leave the "Confederate" policies behind. "George, join the union. Allow them (Wal-Mart employees) to organize," Jackson said.
I'm sorry Jesse, I must have studied too much government in school. I don't see how the President can legally discourage or encourage employees at a particular company to unionize. I'm sure if Wal-Mart employees wanted to unionize, then they would. That's the freedom of this country.
"They have a blind obsession with the Second Amendment, and the NRA wants to remove the ban on assault weapons/AK 47s and Uzis in September, during a time of national security alert," Jackson said.
Yes, I have a blind obsession to the Second Amendment, just like I have a blind obsession with the First as well. You can say all the silly things you want, just keep your fingers off my guns. What part of "...shall not be infringed" don't you get?

Then they start to get blasphemous. In a related story, Protestors Call Jesse Jackson 'Worst Nightmare' for Black Community, a group of about 100 protestors was outside the meeting. Down at the bottom of the story was the payoff:
Clarence Thompson, a Jackson supporter and a member of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, clashed with anti-Jackson protestors on the sidewalk.

"I think [the anti-Jackson protestors] are stupid, I think they are stone stupid. Just a bunch of idiots that should be at home up in their beds," Thompson told CNSNews.com.

"The Rev. Jackson has not been paid off by nobody," Thompson said. He then compared Jackson to Jesus Christ.
Let's see, Jesus lived a life of poverty, he did not run around in $5,000 suits. Jesus did not get involved in political activities, he saved souls. I am reminded of the lyrics from an old Charlie Daniels tune:
See that preacher man talkin' on the TV, puttin' down rock 'n' roll,
wants me to send a donation, cause he's worried about my soul.
He said Jesus walked on the water, and I know that is true,
but sometimes I think that preacher man would like to do a little walkin' too.
There has been enough scandal around the Reverend Jackson that I do not believe a word that comes out of his mouth.

Neither should you.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Here's some Moore stuff

Two semi-related articles that you might find interesting. First of all, remember the little joke I told you about the WWII submarines and how Democrats have two votes for every Republican? Michael Moore Caught With Multiple Election Registrations. It turns out he's registered to vote in both New York and Michigan. Things that make you go hmmm...

Second, Moore: Americans are 'The Dumbest People on the Planet'. That should pretty much sew up anybodies opinion of this guy, but here's the kicker:
As for the terrorists currently killing American soldiers in Iraq, Moore compares them to Revolutionary war heroes who fought off British oppression:

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win."
I can't imagine how someone would support people who are two steps below an animal. An animal kills for defense or food. These bastards murder people for political purposes. To equate them with our own Minutemen, who fought with bravery, honor and gallantry, corrupts the image of our own history, which is probably what Moore wants to do in the first place.

To hell with him and them.

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Michael Moore and the truth

Michael Moore couldn't tell the truth if you bet him a dozen Krispe Kreme doughnuts (chocolate covered glazed with sprinkles) on it.

The Truth About 'Fahrenheit 9/11' pokes enough holes in his balloon that it should pop like one, at least to those who aren't the true believers.

Read the article. There's enough facts to refute Moore's "facts."

Besides, everyone is calling it a documentary, when from Moore's own stinking pie hole he calls it "an op-ed piece."

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From the Computing desk

Here's an interesting article, supported by my friend Mike: Flaws may mean it's time to drop Microsoft browser.

The latest threat to IE's security cannot be patched, as there is no defense against it, without turning off Javascript or jacking up your security level to the point that you can't access any web pages.

The article does point you to several websites that have alternate browsers, among them Firefox, highly recommended by my friend Mike of Half-Bakered.

Good Luck. You'll need it.

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Monday, June 28, 2004

Breaking news!

It seems that the CPA and the Iraqi Provisional Government have snuck one by the terrorists. The occupation is over and Iraq has their sovereignty back.

Good for them.

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Black "leaders" strike again

This is an interesting article, Peterson: The 'Scam' Against African Americans.

It talks about how the black "leaders" are keeping the black population down.
Radio talk show host, author and syndicated columnist Larry Elder says critics of economists Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell owe them an apology and will someday offer it. That includes, presumably, black critics as well.
All three men, who are prominent African-American thinkers, as well as talented political and economic analysts, believe that, in many ways, the black leadership in America has failed fellow blacks in a number of ways.
This includes (but is not limited to) Giving them a sense of entitlement, "delivering" their votes to the very party that sought to oppress them in the first place, keeping them dumb by stressing the social construct over achievement, and so on.

I do want to talk about the last one, at least for a little bit. Any black kid who studies hard and tries to escape the circle of poverty gets ostracized from the social circle, getting called "whitey, Uncle Tom, porch monkey" and so on. They keep each other dumb, and are proud of it, why I do not know. It takes a lot of courage on top of the hard work to achieve to break out of the circle of poverty for a black kid. I wish more of them would make the leap.

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Kerry gets foot-in mouth again

Presidential hopeful Kerry stuck his foot in his mouth again, this time up to the ankle. Tuition burden falls by a third.
John Kerry claims President Bush has made college more expensive. The senator is wronger than usual.
You won't find that quote in the article, but rather from the link I followed to the article.

But remember Kerry's 'Misery Index?' The "rising cost" of going to universities and such was a major piece of his formula.

Feh.

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Friday, June 25, 2004

Ban Moore commercials

It seems that the SEC is stepping on the FCC's arena. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' ban?: Ads for Moore's movie could be stopped on July 30
Michael Moore may be prevented from advertising his controversial new movie, 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' on television or radio after July 30 if the Federal Election Commission (FEC) today accepts the legal advice of its general counsel.
The problem is that the "flick" has such a small showing, and will saturate it's market well before the July 30 deadline. So while this sounds like a good idea, it's already moot because it will have finished it's run by then. Of course, it will show up on DVD almost immediately so it can be in Blockbuster and in homes for propagandizing the electorate even more by the election.

Feh.

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Lost a post and I'm out of time

Gotta get ready for work. I had a lovely post written, but Blogger lost it. I'll try again when I get home tonight.

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Followup to 'Crooks for Kerry'

I wrote about this yesterday, about Americans Coming Together using felons to go door-to-door to collect voter registrations. Here's an update: 'Crooks for Kerry': We Won't Send Rapists to Your House.

You know, it's the standard reply when you get caught in an embarrassing situation, one you never should have been in the first place. Blah, blah, blah.

Here's what got my attention:
The newspaper reported that a fourth of the 12,000 registrations the group collected in St. Louis were bogus.
Tell the truth, how many times have you heard about the GOP getting caught with its hand in this particular cookie jar? Zero. Now, how many times has the Democrat Party been caught like this? Dozens.

I was told a sea story years ago about a WWII submarine holding a vote on which was the better looking pin-up girl, Betty Grable or Marline Dietrich. The vote was for Betty, 4,397 to 3,910. There was only 82 guys on the sub. Get my drift? No wonder the Democrats are the "majority" party, they average out at 2 votes a person vs. 1 for the Republicans.

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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Emergency Expenditure

Help a poor guy out here. I leaned back in my chair, contemplating what to write on one of my posts and didn't stop until I hit the floor.

Please help a poor guy replace a vital piece of equipment. If everybody who visits donates one dollar this week, I'll have enough to get a nice chair by the end of next week.

Please help!



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The way therapy should be

I found this on Fox News. People ripping Dr. Phil for his drill-sergeant therapy. It even throws Dr. Laura into the mix. Hey, That's Not Therapy.

Current therapy consists of the therapist listening to the patient for hours, and gently guiding the patient to realize he has the answers to his problems. It doesn't work, at least not for me. I've chewed through a half-dozen therapists, including the best one in Memphis. No effect.

The last time I struck out for a new therapist, I asked my case manager for an R. Lee Ermey type. He couldn't find one, probably because they don't exist.

Anyway, I have realized what my base problems are and they are beyond my control, so therapy would be a waste for me.

Back to Dr. Phil. I watch his show and have picked up that they do extensive pre-show work, as well as post-show follow up. It isn't "drop them onstage, blare at them for 8 minutes and send them home" kind of thing.

I for one would certainly prefer an active therapist over a passive one. Someone who will work with me, offer suggestions and help me with the learning curve. He's seen what works and what doesn't work with other patients, why can't I have that knowledge?

Maybe I'm not the crazy one in that office.

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Second Amendment Post

I came across this article, State moves on assault weapons ban and thought it was pretty lame.
Fearing that Congress won't renew the federal ban on assault weapons, state legislators voted yesterday to bar the sale of the same 19 weapons in Massachusetts, winning over gun-rights supporters by including a half-dozen provisions designed to make it easier to own legal guns in the Bay State
So they took a pill that was semi-bitter, dipped it in sugar and let the gun owners swallow it. The pill was semi-bitter because there are already dozens of guns that have been modified to pass this law. It was a bad law to begin with and it's still a bad law.

But this is what got me upset:
Gun-control advocates say there is no legitimate hunting or sporting use for weapons such as the AK-47 and the Uzi.
The Second Amendment is not about hunting, it's about personal and national protection. It's about the citizens having the power to overthrow the government if it wants to. The average non-criminal citizen should have a firearm on par with the average infantryman. That's what the SA is all about.

They can have their own little ban, it doesn't bother me, but I do object to the gun-control people portraying the SA as about hunting.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Nothing today

I'm not feeling too well, and nothing struck my eye as that important today, so no comment on the news. Deep thinking is still very difficult, so no independent Conservative thoughts either.

Sorry.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

A Favorable review

Here's a review I like: Unfairenheit 9/11:The lies of Michael Moore.

Here's my favorite part:
To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting" bravery.
Moore leaves the impression that this is another "documentary," but when pressed about it he admits it's an "op-ed piece."

It's garbage, that's what it is. His questions are flawed and his method to examine the questions are even more flawed. Yecch.

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Bubba loses it

Clinton rages against Dimbleby in Panorama confrontation over Lewinsky. I think the headline pretty much sums it up. Bubba got mad when he didn't get the softballs that he got from Rather on 60 Minutes. Plus, he's not the president anymore, so he can't order a tactical air strike on your home if you piss him off...What's left is tough questions and a lost temper.

It looks like Clinton will keep to American news media so he can keep getting the softballs.

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Monday, June 21, 2004

Quote of the day

"The founding fathers weren't trying to keep religion out of government, they were trying to keep government out of religion. Their desire was for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion." - Rev. Terry Farmer

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The walk is now a jog.

I made a comment on when Campaign finance reform was upheld. We took a step in the wrong direction, plus when the domestic violence law was passed (it violated the ex post facto provision in the Constitution). The walk has become a jog with the upholding of the Terry law, which requires you to give your name to a police officer, or anything else that establishes your identity. Supreme Court: No Right to Keep Names From Police.

I can see both sides of the argument here, but the ability to arrest a citizen for not revealing their identification I don't like.

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Shooting: The new golf

It seems more and more Americans are turning to target shooting as a sport. It is one of the few sports that can be enjoyed by young and old, male and female, handicapped or not. In fact, in shooting competitions, males and females face each other, so there is no "girls league."

4 Billion rounds of ammunition are expended every year in shooting, over 90% of which are in target shooting. 2 Billion of those rounds are .22 rimfires.

This is like rocketry, the whole family can enjoy the sport equally. And as long as you follow the firearm safety rules, it is as safe as kite flying.

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Air America in deep doo-doo

Air America came up a little short in their initial claims of fundraising. Here's the whole story from Drudge:
Liberal Radio Network AIR AMERICA In Deep Financial Crisis
Mon Jun 21 2004 11:20:16 ET

On March 30, the night before Air America went on the air, the liberal radio network threw itself a $70,000 party at Manhattan's hip Maritime Hotel. More than 1,000 guests, including Yoko Ono and Tim Robbins, drank red, white and blue vodka cocktails as they toasted the network's bid to challenge the dominance of conservative talk radio.

But behind the scenes, Air America was running out of money.

The WALL STREET JOURNAL reports on Monday: Several employees say they still haven't been reimbursed for the costs of attending the New York launch.
Many of Air America's investors and executives say they thought the network had raised more than $30 million, based on assurances from its owners, Guam-based entrepreneurs Evan M. Cohen and Rex Sorensen.

In fact, Air America had raised only $6 million, Mr. Cohen concedes. Within six weeks of the launch, those funds had been spent and the company owed creditors more than $2 million.
When the problems came to light, 'we realized that we had all been duped,' says David Goodfriend, the company's acting chief operating officer. Messrs.

Cohen and Sorensen say they didn't mislead anyone about the company's finances. They say they planned to invest more over time but didn't because of cultural differences with other managers.

Both resigned in early May. Five months before a presidential election, Air America should be on a roll. Instead, it's grappling with a financial crisis. Creditors are lined up at the door, and it is off the air in two big markets, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Developing...
It seems the anti-business Liberals can't hold down a business by themselves.

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SpaceShipOne Update

SSO managed to clear the 60km threshold, hooray! The next step is the real one, doing it with two passengers, then doing it again within two weeks.

Keep your fingers crossed.

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Friday, June 18, 2004

I found something out about myself

I have a gambling addiction. I have an insatiable drive to play Roulette, not because of the excitement, but because of the drive to make money. Every month I run out of money before I run out of month. I've been able to resist the urge to go down to the local casinos and spend what little money I don't have on trying to make more.

I just got a casino game and I have been playing it almost non-stop. Trying to tweak a system to make sure money playing. I know it won't, but I keep dreaming about it anyway. It sucks living off $800 a month. Any legal opportunity to make more money under the table is a golden thing for me, but I am restricted because if I make any more taxable income, my family loses my disability pay. There is no way for them to support themselves, there is no way for me to support them.

You may think this is not an addiction, but it fills all of the criteria. It takes up a lot of my thinking, a lot of my time if I didn't restrict it, and all of my money if I made it to a casino.

I guess I'm a dry drunk.

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Thursday, June 17, 2004

Animal Activists (almost) get theirs

Another story from the same article as below, Protest Problems.
Animal rights demonstrators got a cold reception when they staged a protest at Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn's residence. The Los Angeles Daily News reports that several neighbors confronted the small crowd and began pelting protesters with water from oversized squirt guns known as Super Soakers.

A spokesman for the group claimed that they were demonstrating peacefully when -- "some of Hahn's neighbors came out and got raucous." But he acknowledged that the protesters, some of whom arrived wearing masks and toting bullhorns, might have been seen as a threat by Hahn's neighbors -- one of whom told the Daily News -- "they're lucky it was just water." [emphasis mine]
Nice to see some anti-activist activists.

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Followup to Al Qaeda/Iraq

I posted yesterday in the post Yeah, Right that the 9/11 commission says there was no connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq.

Correction (on their part). There was no connection between those two for 9/11.

Report Bluntly Contradicts Bush? clears the blue smoke and mirrors. I quote it in it's entirety because it's short:
The Associated Press leads off its story on a new 9/11-commission report by saying the document -- "bluntly contradict[s] the Bush administration" by claiming to have no credible evidence linking Saddam Hussein to the September 11th terrorist attacks.

In fact, the Bush administration has never said that such evidence exists. President Bush denied a connection to 9/11 as recently as last September, saying -- "we've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September 11th."

Bush went on to say, -- "there's no question that Saddam Hussein had Al Qaeda ties" -- an assertion that the commission's report actually supports.[emphasis mine]
Talk about putting words in someone's mouth. Just another part of the Big Lie that if you repeat it enough, it becomes the truth.

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Homeless on your doorstep

This is from a comic strip called "The Leftersons." It is billed as "America's favorite Liberal family." It is part of RightToons.com so you know these are Liberals from a Conservative standpoint.

Anyway, the daughter Hillary has decided to do something about the homeless. You can read the strips here, but you have to do it before Monday the 21st otherwise the toons will rotate off. I cannot copy the toons to my storage and I do not have the money to buy them.

I especially liked Friday's installment (which will rotate off tomorrow). The homeowner says, "What if I tell you I can get jobs for all the homeless people you represent?"

The answer? "I'd prefer that you didn't. It would put me out of a job."

This only reinforces the words of Ronald Reagan, paraphrased: "A Liberal gauges success by how many people are on Welfare, a Conservative gauges success by how many people no longer need Welfare."

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Yeah, Right

This does not surprise me. Found on the Washington ComPost: 9/11 Panel Finds No Collaboration Between Iraq, Al Qaeda.

This commission took a credibility dive to zero when Jamie Gorlick showed up on the panel and refused to testify about a very important memo that she authored which restricted our ability to coordinate the FBI and CIA. Her very presence on the commission compromises the integrity of the commission.

So I am not surprised that this commission "found" that their facts directly oppose the facts presented by the Administration.

And, of course, the Liberal Media will play this tune until even they throw up at the sight of it, while totally ignoring what the Administration has to say on the subject.

Pitiful.

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You can't use our rules against us!

What is good for the goose is good for the gander. With all of these Liberal "news" machines (ABC, CBS, NBC, et. al.), the NRA has decided to counter with a little fire of it's own. NRA News Program Moves to Satellite Radio.

Presenting conservative news from a Second Amendment perspective, I wish I had satellite radio.

And being a news organization, they don't have to go silent before an election. Of course the NYT is furious. How dare they have competition!

The NRA is also looking to purchase a couple of radio stations, ala Air America, but I doubt the NRA will make the same mistakes.

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Of course the poll was fair...to Kerry

Just another piece of evidence on top of the mountain already there to show how biased the LA Times really is. Broke by Rush yesterday, after reading the LAT story he cast into doubt the veracity of the data collection. It turns out he was right. TWISTED: LA Times Poll Had Sample With 38% Democrats, 25% Republicans.

Since this is a flash page, I quote the entire Drudge report here:
Sen. John Kerry "has taken big lead," according "to an L.A. Times poll."

But the Times poll that showed Kerry "beating Bush by 7 points" has created a controversy over whether the poll's sample accurately reflects the population as whole, ROLL CALL reports on Tuesday.

"Not counting independents, the Times' results were calculated on a sample made up of 38 percent Democrats and 25 percent Republicans -- a huge and unheard-of margin," ROLL CALL claims.
This shows two things: How far the LAT is willing to lie, and how much trouble Kerry is in if they have to skew the polls that bad for that little return.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Whitewashing vs. telling the truth

President Reagans body is barely in the ground and the Left is already declaring our attempts to bring the truth out as "whitewashing." Left and Right Clash Over Reagan Media Coverage.
Little more than a week after Ronald Reagan's death, a liberal Washington think tank released a five-point attack on the former president, declaring that Reagan's legacy was "rife with controversy" on issues from AIDS to race to the economy.

In its daily "Progress Report" e-mail, the Center for American Progress - headed by former Clinton administration aide John Podesta and funded in part by billionaire George Soros - chided conservatives for trying to rewrite history. Just a week ago, the think tank offered some praise for Reagan.
I browsed through it and found it with several left-handed compliments.
"What's wrong with these quotes is that they're all editorials," Graham said, "but also they're factually wrong in a lot of cases."
I think this sums it up pretty well, don't you?

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The true price of teen magazines

This is really disturbing. More Girls Getting Implants From the 'Rents

Teenage girls for their 18th birthday/graduation are getting breast implants.

They are so sad with their bodies that they must do anything to bring it inline with the magazines idea of perfection that they must deform their bodies.

This stuff is no ear-piercing. It is major surgery and for someone who has been under the knife three times, I know you don't do it lightly and that is what these kids are doing. Breast implants have major side effects, require periodic replacement and make mammograms much more difficult.

I saw a woman who had breast implants at one time. It was obvious they were removed because her chest was not flat, her breasts actually caved inward. It was a disgusting sight to see.

It's terrible, and as long as we present the rail thin, voluptuous breasted models as perfection, it's no wonder young girls are not happy with their bodies. One pound out of line and they go spastic.

Please help make it stop. If you have a daughter, help her to realize that her body is beautiful the way it is and she doesn't need augmentation.

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Monday, June 14, 2004

Breaking news!

Michael Newdow's attempt to get the words 'Under God' removed from the Pledge of Allegiance has beed struck down on a technicality.

The SCOTUS ducked the issue by ruling that Mr. Newdow has no standing to challenge the Pledge on behalf of his daughter since he is not the custodial parent.

There was no way to get a majority ruling since Justice Scalia had to recuse himself.

I'll take it.

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Nah. No bias here. Move along, move along.

You can't help but be disgusted when news anchors denigrate a great man before he's even in the ground. Leftist Media Bias - Even in Death shows you just how biased these guys are.
Before the body of Ronald Reagan had been flown to Washington, D.C., or his eulogies intoned, "objective" so-called reporters such as Tom Brokaw of NBC, Peter Jennings of ABC and Dan Rather of CBS (see www.ratherbiased.com) revealed not only their transparent biases but also their shabby characters.

Brokaw, as always, tried to have it both ways, giving cursory lip service to Reagan's legacy (yes, Virginia, some presidents actually have a legacy!) but patronizingly reminding his audience that his "obligation" was to "put [the president's] whole life and political career in context." Translation: to engage in leftist revisionist history.
It's one thing to kick a man when he's down, another while he's dead. This is no worse desecration than the Iraqis who hung the bodies on the bridge.
Rather hated the non-stop coverage of a true American hero and complained to one newspaper that the subject of Iraq, which - yoo-hoo, Mr. Rather, is a great American success story - "got very short shrift this weekend." Translation: Let's keep Abu Ghraib, his favorite subject, on the front burner.
Anything that builds America up, shit on it. Anything that tears America down, proclaim it from the rooftops. That's your great "unbiased" media for you.

The article goes on and on, I won't bother repeating such out of context garbage. Read it for yourself.

But it does point out the deep seated, irrational hatred the Left has for the Right.

Maybe one day we will get a second Great Communicator who will bring us back together again.

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Organic food is full of shit

No. Really. Just look at this: Organic Food Has 'Significantly Higher' Contamination, Study Finds.

According to this study, organic food has 6 times the amount of fecal matter (shit) than commercially produced food. The numbers are still low, 1.6% vs. 9.7% for organic, but that is still nothing to sneeze at. I wouldn't be afraid to roll the dice in a casino against a 10% chance to lose, but not with my life. They didn't find E. coli O157:H7 (the deadly kind) but it is prevalent in animal fecal matter and I would not be surprised to find it somewhere.

And you can't just wash it off either. In plants that grow on the ground like lettuce, the fecal matter is drawn inside the plant itself, and no amount of washing will get it out.

Just remember the last paragraph of this article:
"We are still looking for the first cancer death victim from pesticide residues. But we have several examples of children killed by pathogenic bacteria on organic produce," [Alex Avery] added.
Our ancestors lived in filth and died by the score from various diseases. We should have learned from that.

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Friday, June 11, 2004

Guam is on the map again

Guam. Ack. Pbhth. Yuck. Island of Typhoons and stupid people. Do you get the feeling that I don't like Guam?

US Has Big Military Plans for Small Pacific Island talks about a buildup on Guam that would make it a Pearl Harbor West. We used to have a squadron of Conventional B-52's on the island, but the Congressman of Guam gave them up when they had to go from 5 Conventional wings to 4 (the Congressmen for the other squadrons fought to keep theirs).

The only mistake in the article is a common one, they refer to Anderso n when it's Anderse n AFB.

I was sentenced to three years in Guam. Since I was just finishing a three year tour in Hawai'i, I thought it would be pretty much the same. Boy was I wrong.

To start, Guam is like Memphis in August (90 degrees and 90% humidity) year round. Add in Typhoons at least once a year, earthquakes, enormously stupid people and a bureaucracy that would make the Soviet Union proud, you start to get the picture.

While I have a ton of stories about this Hell on Earth, here's one:

Tourism is the major industry on Guam, other than the military. It's cheaper for a Japanese businessman to fly his family to Guam to play golf than it is to play golf in Japan. So, they wanted to build a golf course right on top of the northern water aquifer for the island. When questions were raised about chemicals from the golf course getting into the aquifer (and thus the drinking water), they came up with a solution. Lay a layer of plastic sheet under the entire golf course. Which brings up a whole new set of questions. How is rainwater supposed to get to the aquifer with the sheet in the way? What happens if the golf course fills up and it overflows the sheet? What happens when the sheet decays?

See what I mean?

Well, it isn't like the drinking water on Guam is clean or anything like that. Our tap water looks like a snow bubble. You know, those Christmas winter scenes you shake and get a snowstorm? Yeah, that was our tap water. We had to run it through a Insta-Pure filter on the faucet (a three month cartridge would last two weeks) then run it through another water filter in the refrigerator, then make Gatorade to make it palatable.

Then there was the time the entire island ran out of orange juice for three months, but that is another story.

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Things that you are

I like the title to this article, God Made Me Black, Ronald Reagan Made Me A Conservative.

The main thing standing in the way of widespread success in the black community is not whitey, but rather the expectation of having it done for them. This sense of entitlement was not present before the Great Society, so imagine how far and successful blacks could be if they worked hard like their ancestors, without the discrimination they faced at the time. Many black families have taken on such a self-sufficient mindset and escaped the inner city. Many more have not been able to free themselves from the Welfare teat. That really is a tragedy.

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Thursday, June 10, 2004

Help out a poor guy here

In case you haven't noticed, I have a "Viva La Reagan Revolucion" T-shirt over there to the right. I really would like one to honor President Reagan, but my budget is too tight right now for such things as clothing. Please help me out with a PayPal donation. Anything will help. Thanks.

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Things aren't going too well

I used to be able to do my morning research and whip out my entries before I would have an attack. Over the past week or so, I've been having attacks at the beginning instead of at the end of the process. This has led to later posting times and I apologize for it. Even as I write this, one hand is holding my head and I am hunched over the keyboard. I guess some closet time is warranted about now.

Later.

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Good, Logical Thinking

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I want you to think here. Not just blindly agree with me because I happen to agree with your views. I want you to examine why you believe what you do and why you do.

Here is a great article to start you on your way: How to Form an Informed Opinion.

Apply this to everything you read, and I promise you that you will be better off.

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Anybody but Bush?

This LA Times Article (registration required) Voters Shift in Favor of Kerry, but on Yahoo! here talks about the big swing to Kerry.

The Democrat electorate is lost. A prime example:
More than one-third of those questioned in the nationwide poll said they didn't know enough about Kerry to decide whether he would be a better president than Bush. And when asked which candidate was more likely to flip-flop on issues, almost twice as many named Kerry than Bush.
We all know that in polls it's how you say the questions and in what order you put the answers that you can shave the results. And let's face it, the LA Times is not exactly non-biased.

This is the paper that sprung the "Thursday morning surprise" on Arnold for the Governors election.

Sure, it's close, but not like the LA Times sees it. I hope.

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Gun-free zones can kill

Ohio, my home state, has recently enacted a Concealed Carry law. Good for them. However, a lot of stores are declaring themselves "gun free zones." This is bad. If a person who is legally carrying wants to patronize such an establishment, then he must leave his (or her) weapon in their car. And we all know how easy it is to break into and steal said vehicle, and weapon.

Well, criminals have also seen the said signs and realized, "Hey, anybody coming out of there can't have a gun, so they are easy pickings to me."

Also, letter after letter of, "I'm not shopping at your store until those signs come down" can also have an effect.

Here in Tennessee, the last time I was able to carry, places I couldn't go included those who "sold or served" alcohol, which included grocery stores and Wal-Mart Supercenters.

Here is the article that I read: 'No Guns' Signs Come Down in Ohio.

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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Wall-to-Wall Reagan is not enough

Well, the media Liberals are at it again. Dan & Tom: Enough Reagan.

These assholes are not concerned about wall-to-wall coverage of the deaths in Fallujah, or anything that hurts the Conservative cause.

But they can't cover a week of one of the greatest men of the 20th century. A man who is considered for the $10 bill, a man whom there is a proposal to make his the 5th face on Mount Rushmore.

There are three presidents worthy of mention in the American Century, Teddy Roosevelt, for making us a world power, FDR, for defeating Facism, and Reagan for defeating Communism.

If one week of coverage to Reagan must be such a strain, then devoting an entire 60 Minutes show to Clinton and his book (whom CBS' parent company is publishing) is not a strain?

Please, one or the other.

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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Reagan News

A couple of articles strung together. First, a hopeful message that says we have a God of mercy: One last look. The important section reads:
The former First Lady believes her long-suffering husband recognized her when he stared into her eyes for an instant before taking his last breath, his daughter Patti Davis writes.

"It was the greatest gift he could have given me," the former First Lady told her family.

Sobbing, shaking and knowing death was imminent, she held her husband's hand about 1 p.m. Saturday as he inhaled deeply and opened his eyes for the first time in five days.

While most thought Alzheimer's disease had robbed former President Reagan of all his memory, the last look he gave his wife was one of deep acknowledgment, Davis writes for People magazine in its upcoming edition.

"At the last moment when his breathing told us this was it, he opened his eyes and looked straight at my mother. Eyes that had not opened for days did, and they weren't chalky or vague," Davis recalls. "They were clear and blue and full of life. If a death can be lovely, his was."
Then you have words from people like this:
"We all know Reagan's legacy, from the Iran-Contra affair to the funding of the Nicaraguan military, in which over 200,000 people died," Mr. [Danny] Glover said at a Sunday rally in Los Angeles to protest U.S. involvement in Iraq. "The groundwork for the move steadily to the right happened with the Reagan administration. People want to elevate him to some mythic level. They have their own reason for doing that."
Christopher Hitchens, in a column for the online journal Slate (www.slate.com), said Mr. Reagan was "dumb as a stump" and "a cruel and stupid lizard."
Liberal author Greg Palast begins a column on his Web site (www.gregpalast.com) with, "You're not going to like this. You shouldn't speak ill of the dead. But in this case, someone's got to."
Mr. Palast blamed Mr. Reagan for the 1983 terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon. "Killer, coward, conman. Ronald Reagan, good-bye and good riddance," the column ends.
On his Web site (www.rall.com), cartoonist Ted Rall said of Mr. Reagan: "I'm sure he's turning crispy brown right about now."
"A real piece of work, Reagan ruined the federal budget, trashed education, alienated our friends and allies and made us a laughing stock around the world," wrote Mr. Rall, author of "Wake Up, You're Liberal: How We Can Take America Back From the Right."
I wanted you to know that there are people who can't wait until the man is in the ground before they start spewing invectiveness at him and his legacy. I hope the favor is returned when their time comes.

Finally, some news which might brighten your heart, if not your wallet: Monetary memorial? That's the $10 question where there is a decision being contemplated to put Reagan on the $10 bill. Viva La Reagan Revoulcion!
By law, decisions on the currency are up to the Treasury secretary - that is, to Hamilton's successors. Anne Womack Kolton, a spokeswoman for the current occupant of that job, John Snow, says any discussion of changing currency is "premature." But Norquist reports that he already has met with Snow and senior White House officials. "Everybody thought it was a good idea, and nobody thought it was a bad idea," he says, although no commitments were made.
Let us never forget this man or his achievements. While he made some mistakes, his good works far outweighed his missteps.

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Monday, June 07, 2004

God Bless David Brock?

It seems we had a traitor in our midst. TV News People 'Thank God' for Conservative-Bashing Author.

I think this part is especially telling:
"I think they (network news outlets) are afraid," Brock said. Brock made the comments while participating in a panel discussion called "Challenging the Right: Message and Media."

Brock said that the timidity of the "mainstream media" has allowed unprecedented growth of conservative media outlets.

"For a long time, the mainstream media has not stood up. They've essentially allowed Fox [News Channel] to happen. They do not cover [Rush] Limbaugh -- he is a serious political figure in this country -- they don't write about what he says," Brock said.
Mainstream media is not afraid, they attack anything that they want. Maybe they are afraid that if the fact of how badly they have been filtering the truth gets out, then I would be afraid of that.

The "timidity of the "mainstream media" has nothing to do with the rise of Fox News. Fox presents news and issues that the public wants to hear, rather than what the mainstream media wants us to hear. Isn't that the essence of business, to give the public what it wants?

Rush is popular because he espouses what over 20,000,000 people are already thinking. That's the amount of steady listeners he has, more tune in at least once a week. Hannity is second, I don't know is (on) third, and so on. These conservative talk show hosts are delivering a product that people want, otherwise no one would listen to them. And it's high time the mainstream media gets their head wrapped around this concept so they can increase their ratings instead of watching them slide.
Cindy Asner told the audience during a question-and-answer session that she feels betrayed by some conservative talk radio hosts. Asner described how liberals have been lured in as guests on conservative programs only to have the hosts later turn on them and distort their comments.

"[The host] turns around and knifes you in the back," Asner said.

Asner specifically singled out Hannity as not treating her husband fairly. "Ed goes on the air and then [afterward Hannity] invites the audience in and criticizes everything he says and then turns it completely around and before you know it, is all over the air with some impossible lie which is really detrimental to us," Asner said.
I listen to about an hour of Sean on my work days and what I hear is Sean acting like a lawyer trying to question a hostile witness. You need to ask specific questions that require a yes or no answer and his Liberal guests almost always refuse to answer such questions because to do so would reveal how stupid and vapid their positions are.

Sheesh.

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There are those who hate the man

This is really going to piss you off. KILLER, COWARD, CON-MAN GOOD RIDDANCE, GIPPER ... MORE PROOF ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.

This asshole has the timidity to snipe from across the Atlantic at a man who did the best that he could. And what he did was pretty damned amazing.
In 1987, I found myself stuck in a crappy little town in Nicaragua named Chaguitillo. The people were kind enough, though hungry, except for one surly young man. His wife had just died of tuberculosis.

People don't die of TB if they get some antibiotics. But Ronald Reagan, big hearted guy that he was, had put a lock-down embargo on medicine to Nicaragua because he didn't like the government that the people there had elected.
Of course, this is a classic liberal tactic. Put a face on the situation then blame Reagan for the situation.

It was a rough time in the 80's. We didn't necessarily get to pick our friends. Sometimes our choice was between bad and worse. Who is to say this woman would have gotten the medication she needed even if we had backed the government in power? And even then, someone on the other side would have suffered the same fate, resulting in the same story, blaming Reagan for not backing the rebels. You can't win with these people.
In the deserted darkness of Chaguitillo, a TV blared. Weirdly, it was that third-rate gangster movie, "Brother Rat." Starring Ronald Reagan.

Well, my friends, you can rest easier tonight: the Rat is dead.

Killer, coward, conman. Ronald Reagan, good-bye and good riddance.
I hope these words are spoken over your body.

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Michael Reagan

After I really pissed you off with that other entry, let me quote Michael Reagan, son of Ronald and Conservative talk show host. I wish he was still carried in the Memphis area.

This comes from NewsMax.com:
I can think about the times that we spent together as a father and son, sometimes just literally talking about nothing, but just being there and being in awe of him.

I think about those days when he was governor of California and how wonderful a job he did for the state. I can think about the times that he allowed me to be in his presence when tough decisions were ready to be made.

For example, on the evening that he chose George W. Bush's father to be his running mate as the candidate for the vice presidency, Dad invited me to be in his inner circle as those decisions were made.

I remember the night in 1976 when I asked him what he missed most about not winning his party's nomination as its presidential candidate. He said to me: "Michael, what I miss most is not being able to sit down with the Russians and saying to them "nyet" because it's been so long that we've been giving up too much to get along with them. It's time for the Russians to get along with us."

But what I remember most about my dad, and what puts me at peace with where he is today, is a conversation I had with him as he was flying back on Air Force One and he allowed me to accompany him back to Point Mugu [Air Base, Calif.].

It was Easter Week in the last year of his presidency, and he looked at me and he counted out 'nine' on his fingers. I asked what that meant, and he said: "Michael, it will be nine more months when I will be able to feel the freedom once again to go to church each and every Sunday. You know, Michael, ever since I was shot I have worried about putting other people in harm's way by being among them, so I haven't been to church on a regular basis and even though I have offered my presidency up to God I haven't been with God on Sundays. That's what I'm looking forward to."

And as I look back over Dad’s 93 years, what puts me truly at peace is knowing that my father was fully aware of who his God is. Not only did he offer up his presidency but he offered up his life a long time ago to serve his God.

And so now the peace I feel is knowing that my father has gone home to be with his God and his Lord, and that is the greatest gift that he ever gave me.


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Saturday, June 05, 2004

Goodbye and Farewell, Mr. President

Ronald Reagan, the greatest President of the 20th century, passed at approximately 4pm today. He had suffered from Alzheimers and was suffering from pneumonia.

We will surely miss you, sir.



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Friday, June 04, 2004

NAACP reveals its true colors

I'm not surprised at this any more. NAACP Chairman Compares Republicans to Terrorists.

This kind of shit makes me think that the dumbing down of the black populace is intentional. That way incorrect rhetoric like this can be used.
"Their idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side," Bond told a cheering audience. "They've written a new constitution for Iraq and ignore the Constitution here at home. They draw their most rabid supporters from the Taliban wing of American politics. Now they want to write bigotry back into the Constitution."
Excuse me, but it was the Republicans under Abraham Lincoln that fought the Civil War in order to preserve the union and not have a Confederate States of America. Where slavery existed. And since when is an X a swastika? I suppose then the same pattern on the flags of Anguilla, Australia, Britain, BVI, Burundi, et. al. are swastikas as well?

What is this about the constitution? The only mucking about with the Constitution I am aware of is the Federal Marriage Act, and unless that means black people must marry, I have no idea what he is talking about.

We draw our support from our "Taliban wing"? We in the Republican party have marginalized this part of the party and do a good job of pretty well ignoring it. Unlike the Democrats which court the Looney Left.
Bond called the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 two of America's greatest achievement. He then went on to attack Republicans.

"The passage of these two laws in 1964 and 1965 marked the beginning of the dependence of the Republican Party on the politics of racial division to win elections and gain power," Bond said. "By playing the race card in election after election, they've appealed to that dark underside of American culture, to that minority of Americans who reject democracy and equality. They preach racial neutrality and they practice racial division."
This man is plainly out of his mind. It was the Republicans that pushed for these two laws. It was the Democrats that fought for Jim Crow, they're the ones that stood in the doorways of white schools and universities and said, "You [N-word]s ain't getting in here!"

It has always been the Democrats that play the race card. It has always been the Democrats that have gone for racial division. When are the black people going to wake up to this?
Even though Bond said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People remains a non-partisan organization,...
Since when? Tell me about ONE Republican they supported for ANY office. Non-partisan means you are willing to support people on BOTH sides of the aisle, and that just isn't true.

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Thursday, June 03, 2004

SpaceShipOne Update

SpaceShipOne is going to have another test soon, to see if it can break the 62 mile target set forth by the X-Prize. Private Craft to Shoot for Space.

This will not be the actual shot for the X-Prize because the two passengers mandated by the committee will not be on board for the June 21 test flight. But that trip will be coming soon, as soon as Burt Rutan can get this test successfully completed.

I wish them luck.

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Bush not on Illinois Ticket

This seems almost redundant. Bush still not on Illinois ballot.

Due to the time of the Republican Convention, there is a chance that Bush and Cheney will not be able to file in time to make it on the ballot in November. Illinois lawmakers are trying to correct that, but the Democrat members of the committee are trying to load the bill with pro-Democrat garbage that it's not making it out of committee.

No big deal, it's not like Daley would let Bush win in that state anyhow, although it would affect the total nationwide popular vote.

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Blowhard 9/11

Michael Moore has released the trailer for Fahrenheit 9/11. I have tried to view it, but the bandwidth is swamped.

I did see it on TV, and the only part I remember was a clip of President Bush, giving one of his "We will win over the terrorists" quips, proceeded by a, "Now watch me hit this ball" on the golf course. The first part was meant for release to the public, the second part was for the consumption of the reporters only. I have no idea what Moore was trying to say about this.

All I know he is a proven liar, pretty high on the Chomsky Scale.

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New Jersey is funny!

New Jersey, where the weak are killed and eaten, has surprised me with this article, 'Ladies' Night' ruled discriminatory.

I don't know about today, but back in my drinking days, Thursday night was always Ladies night, in an attempt to bolster Thursday sales. Otherwise it was regulars only. This would bring in dozens of men hoping to pick up the few women attracted by the enticements offered by the bar.

Now, in today's PC environment, we must bow to such pressure? It is stupid to the extreme, but I am beginning to be jaded by all of this PC bullshit.

Leave it alone and don't worry about it. There are more important things to worry about.

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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Housekeeping


I haven't filled you in lately as to my personal condition. I have used a +10 -0- -10 scale to relate my mood and personal outlook. Just for scale, +10 means I'm climbing a tower with a rifle, -10 means suicide all on my own. Zero is as close to normalcy as I'm ever going to come for the rest of my life.

Well, according to that scale I'm probably at a -2 nowadays. I feel better, but not quite right. I'm still having some difficulties with getting the medication just right. I'm about to start taking an extra 150mg of Trileptal at noon to see if that doesn't help.

I also got to see my family yesterday. I went up and fixed a couple of problems with the RV, had some pizza with them and then took the bus home. While my time up there must be short to prevent overload, time with my family is always appreciated.

I'm expecting a visit from my case manager any time now and so I must get ready for him.

Later.

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Kerry is stupid; Proves it himself


Here is a classic case of foot-in-mouth disease. Kerry’s Plan: Ban U.S. Weapons to Stop WMD Threat.

Kerry believes if we beat our swords into plowshares, the rest of the world will follow suit. Sure. If we did do so, we would be using said plowshares under the whip and sword of those who did not.

You do not beget peace by giving up weapons, especially when there are people sworn to your destruction. You get peace when everybody realizes if you pick on us, you will be killed in very short order, without mercy.

That threat has kept us alive these past 60 years, but now we face a new challenge. You cannot deter a man who is committed to die by threatening to kill him if he tries. You can only kill him before he can kill himself killing you.

Either that, or get the society that is producing these fanatics to stop making them in the first place. Which is what we are trying to do. If this experiment works, we won't have to wipe out Islam as a religion to ensure our safety.

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Prozac and children


The drug companies are continuing their push to medicate our children. This article, Antidepressant Seen as Effective in Treatment of Adolescents even lies about it.

The article says that a Prozac regimen is helpful to adolescents, but when you dig down into the article it says this:
The researchers also found that patients became significantly less suicidal, no matter which treatment they were given. No patient committed suicide during the trial. But the risk of a suicide attempt among the patients given Prozac was twice that of those who did not, the study found. There were five suicide attempts among those given Prozac and just one among other participants. [emphasis mine]
I'm sorry, but a 5:1 ratio is not "twice" the rate, it is *FIVE TIMES THE RATE*. And just because no one succeeded, it doesn't mean due to lack of trying.

These drugs, while helpful in many cases, can ruin lives just as easily, and my life is just such a case.

The bad news is you can't tell until it's too late.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Another Liberal calling me crazy


This article, Fair and Unbalanced, talks about how the left thinks the right is crazy.
"We found that, particularly for males who had never had any psychotherapy, when they reported a high level of childhood punishment, they were significantly more likely to endorse a range of punitive public policies like support for the death penalty, opposition to abortion, support for the use of military force," [Michael Milburn] told Newsweek magazine.
I would like to note that these three examples are driven from the right by morals, rather than intellect. A sure sense of right and wrong. Which might also suggest that the Liberal Psychotherapy watered down, if not destroyed the moral upbringing of the person.

His suggestion that those of us on the right need psychotherapy is a clear suggestion that we have some kind of mental illness.

Let's get this straight. MY MENTAL ILLNESS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY CONSERVATIVEISM. I am a conservative with mental illness, that is true, but I could just as easily be a businessman who is a recovering alcoholic. The first fact has nothing to do with the second, but they do happen to be two faces of the person.

"What we have found, really broadly, is the higher level of punitiveness among political conservatives is really strongly associated with experiences, generally, of harsh punishment from childhood. It's not just going to be that they were spanked; there's a whole family climate, and punishment is just going to be one of those indicators of that," Milburn said.
This is where the left and the right veer off of each other. Sure, swift and consistent punishment is the cornerstone of bringing up a person who understands the negative consequences of their actions. Whether or not they continue on with a punishable action is up to them, but it at least gives them time to pause and fully consider their pending actions and weighing it against what will happen when they get caught.

My parents were very moral people. They both went through the Depression and knew the best way was usually the hardest way. I'm afraid we have lost that kind of discipline in today's "instant gratification isn't fast enough" world.

I'm just glad that we have enough moral people out there who see that there are things worth fighting and dying for, and I am proud to be one of them. While I do have a mental illness, my positions on important subject do not make me crazy just because I have a different opinion from Mr. Milburn.

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