Thursday, June 30, 2005 

Lost Liberty Hotel

Since our Supreme Court Justice David Souter finds it ok for local governments to seize private property under eminent domain laws for the 'greater good'...

(*shiver* that phrase reeks of Marxism yet it has firmly incorporated itself in our higher court's lexicon.)

...Logan Darrow Clements, a private developer, has his eyes set on Justice Souter's home in Weare, NH to see if Justice Souter is willing to put his money where his mouth is.

Here is the letter he faxed to Weare's Code Enforcement Officer Chip Meany.

This is the story from WorldNetDaily:
Wrote Clements: "Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a recent Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. City of New London, clears the way for this land to be taken by the government of Weare through eminent domain and given to my LLC for the purposes of building a hotel. The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare."

The Kelo v. City of New London decision, handed down Thursday, allows the New London, Conn., government to seize the homes and businesses of residents to facilitate the building of an office complex that would provide economic benefits to the area and more tax revenue to the city. Though the practice of eminent domain is provided for in the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, this case is significant because the seizure is for private development and not for "public use," such as a highway or bridge. The decision has been roundly criticized by property-rights activists and limited-government commentators.

According to a statement from Clements, the proposed development, called "The Lost Liberty Hotel" will feature the "Just Desserts Café" and include a museum, open to the public, "featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America." Instead of a Gideon's Bible in each room, guests will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged," the statement said.

Clements says the hotel must be built on this particular piece of land because it is a unique site – "being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans."

Souter has claimed Weare as his home since he moved there as an 11-year-old boy with his family.

"This is not a prank" said Clements. "The town of Weare has five people on the Board of Selectmen. If three of them vote to use the power of eminent domain to take this land from Mr. Souter we can begin our hotel development."
Freestar Media, LLC is currently arranging funding of this project to bring attention to the destructive nature of this recent Supreme Court decision.

More power to 'em...

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 

G'bye Constitution

In light of the recent Supreme Court decisions it's safe to say that we're nearing the point in time where our Constitutional Republic seems to be hanging by a thread. Judicial and Executive tyranny appears to be just around the corner. Is there any wonder why there is such a struggle over judicial nominees?

(Click on cartoons to go to stories)

Cox and Forkum nail it yet again with their awesome cartoons.

Meanwhile the Supreme Court bans the Ten Commandments from two Courthouses, while allowing them to be displayed 'on' government land in a third case.

I bet if the Ten Commandments were submerged in urine and called 'Art' it would be protected and promoted as Free Speech. I don't get it...

From World Net Daily;
Evangelical Christian activist D. James Kennedy -- noting the high court presides under a display of Moses and the Ten Commandments -- said the decisions are a "consequence of the court's abandonment of the plain text of the Constitution."

"Having departed from the words of our nation's supreme law, which each justice swore an oath to uphold, the court has, in effect, amended the Constitution to make it mean and say something at odds with the text of the Constitution and with American history," Kennedy said.

"In the process, it has left a trail of confused and confusing jurisprudence that has left lower courts puzzled and perplexed."

Kennedy says the First Amendment "could not be more clear" in its declaration that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."

"These Ten Commandments displays are not laws -- they clearly have no legal force," he argued. "They are not a religion. There is no 'Ten Commandments' religion. In fact, the Ten Commandments are revered and followed by at least two religions -- Judaism and Christianity. And, finally, a mere display of the Ten Commandments does not 'establish' a religion."

The displays, however, acknowledge God, he said, which is a foundation of the United States.

"Our nation came into being because we acknowledged God," he said. "Independence, the founders said, was something to which they were entitled by 'the laws of nature and of nature's God.' Without the public acknowledgement of God, who is mentioned four times in the Declaration of Independence, America would not exist."

Kennedy argued further that the "inalienable rights" with which American citizens are endowed, are guaranteed in the Ten Commandments.

"The right of private property, gravely injured last week by the high court, is guaranteed in the eighth commandment which states, 'Thou shalt not steal,'" Kennedy explained. "Our right to life is guaranteed in the sixth commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill.' The rights that we have come from the guarantees God has given us by the Commandments. Do away with the Ten Commandments and you do away with our inalienable rights."
Is it too late?

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 

Flag Burning Amendment

CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The House votes today on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban desecration of the flag.

The issue has come up in Congress on a regular basis ever since the Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag is a constitutionally protected form of free speech.

Supporters of the amendment, like Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey, say that "to burn a flag is to disrespect America."

Opponents say the amendment isn't needed, noting that flag burning incidents are few and far between.

Congressman Gary Ackerman says the amendment would infringe on free speech. He says the reason the American flag is different is because "it stands for burning the flag."

While the proposed amendment has always passed the House, it has never gotten the two-thirds vote needed to get through the Senate.
I personally am not against burning the flag. I don't think people should be locked up for doing so. It is a free speech issue.

My solution is to not prosecute anyone who kicks the crap out of some moron burning the flag. Reduced sentences for pounding flag burners. If they have the guts to burn a flag in public, they should have the guts to take the consequences from those who love our Country's flag!

I don't like the precident set by the outlawing of flag burnings. Then we're going to have movements to outlaw the burning of certain books... especially Holy Books... see where I'm going with this?

Err on the side of Freedom Preservation.

Update: House results are in
House Approves Flag-Burning Amendment


Business As Usual

What else is new, it's business as usual up on Crapitol Hill...
Everyone's got diarhea of the mouth and no one is getting anything done.

Rhetoric Takes Nasty Turn in Congress, from the Washington Post.

Nevermind the problems with our borders, our image with Middle Easterners, not to mention... *ahem* the coming UFO invasion? Or existing human rights violations in China, Frankenstein foods, attacks on our Country's pledge, the ACLU, UN Scandals, and of course, the attacks on our military by our own representatives...

By all means fellas, (and ladies... if Boxer, Lee, Feinstein, and Clinton can be considered as such) get off the I had my feelings hurt horse and get something solved for a change!

Monday, June 20, 2005 

Uncle Saddam with Important Life Advice

Via Drudge Report


Mon Jun 20 2005 09:58:21 ET
This Never-Before-Told Story Offers Firsthand Accounts of What It’s Like to Spend Time with America’s Most Highly Valued Detainee

New York, NY – June 20, 2005 – Following the announcement that former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will soon be brought to trial on multiple charges, GQ magazine sheds new light on the man and his life since being captured and imprisoned. Hussein longs for the days when Ronald Reagan was president, says that he never dealt with Osama bin Laden, and is absolutely certain that he will return to power, according to an account of his captivity detailed for the first time in the July issue of GQ magazine.

In her story, “Tuesdays with Saddam” (on newsstands nationwide June 28), GQ correspondent Lisa DePaulo interviews five U.S. soldiers who guarded and got to know Saddam Hussein for 298 days. The five soldiers are from the Pennsylvania National Guard, and they ranged in age from 19 to 25. All five are now back in the United States, having completed their tours of duty in Iraq.

“This is a very patriotic story about five ordinary Americans who, unexpectedly, were assigned to stand guard over one of the most notorious dictators of our time,” says DePaulo. “They became witnesses to history, and as part of their duties they found themselves struggling to come to terms with the older man they grew to know and the reality of his infamous past as a ruthless dictator.”

“This is the opposite of Abu Ghraib,” says Andy Ward, GQ’s executive editor. “These young men showed Hussein a respect and courtesy that made possible an unusual bond between captors and captive. And because of this, they were able to see a very different side of one of the most controversial figures in modern history.”
Ok, lemme chime in here...

Don't ya love how the exec had to throw in the 'Abu Ghraib' card? Then he refers to a 'very different side of one of the most controver... blah blah' Uhh, duh exec, he's incarcerated and out of his political control, any wonder there's a different side we're seeing? What's with the sugar-coating of this psycho anyway...

Don't believe he's psychotic?

Here's some proof...

Among the most intriguing revelations that Hussein shared with the soldiers are:

· Hussein says that he is still president of Iraq and is absolutely certain that he will someday return to power.

· He is proud that his sons died for their country.

· While having little positive to say about either President George W. Bush or his father, George H. W. Bush, he expresses a desire to be “friends” with them.

· He also expresses a longing for the days when Ronald Reagan was still president.

· He says that he never had an association with Osama bin Laden.

· Hussein is a “clean freak,” afraid of germs, obsessively washing his hands and carefully wiping his plate and utensils before eating.

· He gave the soldiers advice on how to handle women (“You gotta find a good woman,” he told them. “Not too smart, not too dumb, not too old, not too young. In the middle.”)

· He thinks Dan Rather is “a good guy.”

· He loves Doritos chips and Raisin Bran Crunch cereal…but he won’t touch Froot Loops.
Now who doesn't like Froot Loops?! Plus, he liked Dan Rather.

Case closed...
Speaking about George W. Bush, Hussein told his guards, “He knows I have nothing, no mass weapons. He knows he’ll never find them.”

Hussein also invited the soldiers back to Iraq for a visit once he is acquitted and back in power. “I’ll show you all around my country,” he said. “You are like sons to me.” And speaking of embattled Iraq, he said to one of the young soldiers, “It’s not beautiful now, but it will be when I’m back in charge.”

Hussein talked about the time he spent in the spider hole near Tikrit prior to his capture. He said that he wasn’t hiding in the hole the entire time; he also hid in a house nearby. He would run into the hole when word came that troops were approaching. Regarding his capture, Hussein told the soldiers that he believes he was betrayed by a “Judas,” an Iraqi who told the American troops where he was hiding—and he claims to know the identity of this betrayer.

The former Iraqi president also stated that when the “shock and awe” bombing of Baghdad began on March 20, 2003, he tried to flee his palace in a taxicab. “America, they dumb,” he told the soldiers. “They bomb wrong palace.”

Ok, thanks for the update Saddam...

I swear I heard this on a top of the hour CBS news update, the radio reporter told of a part of the story that didn't get included in this article blurb on Drudge.

I'm serious I heard this, this statement is what prompted me to write this post, perhaps I'll find the documentation of it later and attach a link at the bottom as an 'Update' or something...

The report said that during the advice about women, that one needs to be found that not only is in the 'middle', whatever that means, but you need to "find one willing to take a spanking and learn her lesson from that."

I swear I heard that! Uhh, thanks Uncle Sammy...

Update Already

From the Associated Press (via Newsday):
When O'Shea told him he wasn't married, Saddam "started telling me what to do," recalls the soldier. "He was like, 'you gotta find a good woman. Not too smart, not too dumb. Not too old, not too young. One that can cook and clean."'

Then he smiled, made what O'Shea interpreted as a "spanking" gesture, laughed and went back to doing his laundry in the sink.
I don't know if what I heard on the radio was creative editorializing or what but it had me laughing my head off in the shower this morning!

See story at Wizbang also.

Saturday, June 18, 2005 

We Just Don't Understand

Does this moron think we're to stupid to understand his statement?

From the Washington Post:
"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime _ Pol Pot or others _ that had no concern for human beings," Durbin said Tuesday.
Here comes the oxymoronic disclaimer:
On Friday, Durbin tried to clarify the issue. "My statement in the Senate was critical of the policies of this Administration, which add to the risk our soldiers face," he said in a statement released Friday afternoon. "I have learned from my statement that historical parallels can be misused and misunderstood. I sincerely regret if what I said caused anyone to misunderstand my true feelings: Our soldiers around the world and their families at home deserve our respect, admiration and total support."
No Senator, the asinine statement you made as a Representative of our Country adds to the risk our soldiers face by embolding our enemy.

Hate to break it to ya Senator, we're smarter than you give us credit for, especially when we call you on your ignorant statements and then you try and blame the intrepreters for 'misunderstanding' you. That is an old trick, blame the ones who call you on your ignorant statement for 'misunderstanding' you.

Clinton isn't in the White House anymore dipwad, apparently his tactics are alive and well.

There's a reason you're called a 'Representative' Senator. You represent us. When you say something that ignorant, lacking historical perspective, we will call you on it. At least have the sack to own up to it.

'Historical parallels can be misued'... yeah, you're a case in point Senator. Those who are paying attention see through you. Don't be upset at us for calling you on it.

Trackbacked to My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

UPDATE: June 21st
Sen. Durbin Apologizes for Gitmo Remarks
Under fire from Republicans and some fellow Democrats, Sen. Dick Durbin apologized Tuesday for comparing American interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to Nazis and other historically infamous figures.

"Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line," the Illinois Democrat said. "To them I extend my heartfelt apologies."

His voice quaking and tears welling in his eyes, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate also apologized to any soldiers who felt insulted by his remarks.

"They're the best. I never, ever intended any disrespect for them," he said.
Enough with the tears and crap... he obviously took public speaking courses at the Clintonian Institute of Public Tearjerking.
Durbin said in his apology: "I made reference to Nazis, to Soviets, and other repressive regimes. Mr. President, I've come to understand that's a very poor choice of words."
Wow... what a revelation...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 

124 Pound Catfish!

ALTON, Ill. --Tim Pruitt, of Alton, Ill., holds a 124-pound blue catfish that he hooked on the Mississippi River near Alton. The fish is 58 inches long and 44 inches around. It took Pruitt more than a half-hour to drag the fish into his boat. It is the largest of its kind in state history, and is expected to be certified a world record by the International Game Fish Association. (05/25/05 AP Photo/Handout photo provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources)
Now that's a fish story!

UPDATE: June 30th

How's this for a catfish, makes the other one look like a shrimp!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 

22nd Amendment Repeal?

A House bill has been introduced that would change the 22nd amendment and enable George Bush to remain President for the rest of his political life.

The bill would repeal limitations on a President holding office for a maximum of two terms.

Our country definitely does not need this!
Our current Oligarchy is bad enough...


Twin Towers Demo'ed?

From the Washington Times
Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds comments that the official story about the collapse of the WTC is "bogus" and that it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent Building No. 7.

Reynolds, who also served as director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas and is now professor emeritus at Texas A&M University said, "If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling." Reynolds commented from his Texas A&M office, "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause of the collapse of the twin towers and building 7.

If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely to be correct either. The government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms. Only professional demolition appears to account for the full range of facts associated with the collapse of the three buildings."

One of my cousins has been telling me these things for quite sometime now and at first I thought he was nutty but the more I investigate the more ominous the story becomes. It's beginning to seem naive to assume that the story we've been given is the way it went down... Literally.

My cousin emailed me a link to an article written by this Morgan Reynolds detailing more explicitly what this article from the Washington Times is referring to.

If you really want to get freaked out...

Texas A&M President's response...

Monday, June 13, 2005 

The Jesus Juice is on Jacko

Well, jury is in...
Time for Michael to throw a huge bash with lots of little boys as he hands out the 'Jesus Juice'.

What gets me is the idiocy of the crowd as they cried, clutched their hearts, released doves...

Not Guilty on All Counts...

Well, if OJ can do it, why not Whacko Jacko?


Great Perspectives on the War

ScrappleFace is known for its parodys of current events but this story really hits a nerve and you can see that all throughout the comments section. Enjoy...

Army Offers New Recruiting Incentive: Duty
by Scott Ott

Thanks to GreyHawk at Mudville Gazette

Sunday, June 12, 2005 

IMAO's 2nd & 3rd Podcasts

I have to admit...
I'm addicted to IMAO's podcasts...

Check it out #2 HERE

And #3 HERE

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 

Where are the MEN in NYC?!

Thanks to Little Green Footballs...

This post follows in the footsteps of my last one showing the current attempts to feminize the American male.

If you're easily upset by the desecration of the American Flag by scumbag rodents assuming the identity of humans, do not watch THIS VIDEO.

I began shaking in anger as I watched the crowds just stand and stare as an American Flag was shredded by these vermin, in NYC NO LESS!!

Thank God I wasn't there or there would have been hell to pay. This is an embarrassment and would not happen in front of ANY other generation of Americans without repercussions.

What the hell is wrong with our generation? Have we been so neutered by political correctness that all that is evil is considered just 'another perspective' that we should be tolerant of, and that which is right and good is considered 'intolerant'?

I feel like I've been dropped through the looking glass and am wandering through Wonderland.

Of course in the fabulous new American tradition of tolerance for anyone who publicly trashes this country (while vilifying and punishing anyone who dares makes the case FOR this country) these pukes will probably be congratulated for their 'courage'.

World Net Daily has the rest of the story.


Macho, Macho, Maaaaaannn

From Yahoo News:
"The masculine ideal is being completely modified. All the traditional male values of authority, infallibility, virility and strength are being completely overturned," said Pierre Francois Le Louet, the agency's managing director.

Instead today's males are turning more towards "creativity, sensitivity and multiplicity," as seen already in recent seasons on the catwalks of Paris and Milan.

Arnold Schwarznegger and Sylvester Stallone are being replaced by the 21st-century man who "no longer wants to be the family super-hero", but instead has the guts to be himself, to test his own limits.

"We are watching the birth of a hybrid man. ... Why not put on a pink-flowered shirt and try out a partner-swapping club?" asked Le Louet, stressing that the study had focused on men aged between 20 and 35.

Is there any wonder why France is such a wussy country? I mean come on!
We're to believe that there's MORE GUTS in dressing like a oompa-loompa from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory?

I guess you can say that a country's downfall begins when the men no longer want to be the 'family super-hero' but instead elects to 'put on a pink-flowered shirt and try out a partner-swapping club'!

Perhaps the UFOs from 'Prophet Yahweh land' already landed over there in La Francais and dropped off these fruitcakes.


UFO, err lack thereof, Update

Update to: "Local News Catches UFO!"

Well, "Prophet Yahweh" told us here in the Las Vegas Valley that we will be seeing a UFO emerge that would be seen throughout the entire valley! Uhh... I haven't seen it yet.

Supposedly the news around town is that someone in the city gave this guy 3/4 of a million dollars to build his own private area where he can call these UFOs out of the sky in privacy... uhh, somehow. *shrug*

Senior Prophet expanded the window for seeing this UFO unveiling until July 15th. I'll be watchin! *grin*

Sunday, June 05, 2005 

Soldier Rap

Video: 4th25
Members of the rap group—who serve with Task Force 112—express things that soldiers usually keep bottled up in their album 'Live From Iraq.'

Warning: Contains graphic language and violent images

Their "rap video" is some pretty raw combat footage. Click on picture and watch at your own risk.

Their background story HERE

UPDATE: June 12th
Check out a podcast at EXIT50 out of Dallas with an exclusive interview and several songs off of their album. Pretty intense!


Thank God My Premies Were Not Born in Britain!

All I know is having three of my boys born severely premature and having them turn out as strong and wild as they are (6 yrs old and twins 5 yrs old) was an amazing, in your face, display of the teetering edge between life and death.

Not even to mention the incredible experience of laying on of hands to one of my twin boys just after the Doctor was preparing us for the worst. Watching him fight for life with a renewed strenth as a result of our laying on of hands was remarkable.

But then I read something like this from a so called "top medical ethics expert" from the Sunday Times - Britain
“Some doctors and nurses get competitive about the triumph of keeping these tiny, premature, babies alive,” she said. “It would be better to set a minimum age than to have no form of scrutiny or regulation. Below a certain age of gestation no baby should be kept going without very thorough scrutiny of what the prognosis for that baby is.”
Forgive me for wondering what exactly is wrong with "some Doctors and Nurses getting competitive about the triumph of keeping these tiny, premature, babies alive"

This woman sure sounds like a pretty cold hearted you know what and she's considered one of Britain's top medical ethicists?!? Yikes!

Looks to me like another shot over the bow in the battle between the Culture of Life and the Culture of Death.

linked with: Beth's linky love-fest at My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

also with ProLife Blogs

Saturday, June 04, 2005 

VDH Nails it Again

Our Strange War
The three-year-plus war that began on September 11 is the strangest conflict in our history. It is not just that the first day saw the worst attack on American soil since our creation, or that we are publicly pledged to fighting a method — “terror”
rather than the concrete enemy of Islamic fascism that employs it.

Our dilemma is that we have not sought to defeat and humiliate the enemy as much as wean a people from the thrall of Islamic autocracy. That is our challenge, and explains our exasperating strategy of half-measures and apologies — and the inability to articulate exactly whom we are fighting and why.

Click here for the rest of the story...

Mr. Hansons analysis smacks of the ole cliche that 'those who don't know their history are condemned to repeat it'. In the modern day context of bio-warfare and suitcase nukes, that can be quite scary indeed.

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