Saturday, January 10, 2009
Don't You Just Hate It When You Throw Five Interceptions & Lose A Play-Off Game On Your Fucking Birthday?
The president's daughters, Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, were among the throng of attendees. Also on hand were Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.How are they allowed to roam the streets like rabid, feral dogs? It would have been worth the sacrifice of Gov. Kaine to waste the others on that list.
To which we, in our simple, populist style, will add:
Just how gawd-damned far up his ass was his head? Did they want it to stay there? Is it still up there, or is it out, but so covered in shit that he still can't see anything?The wrap-up from Weisberg:
Maybe, maybe not.
Man With 16 Guns Arrested At LAX
Holcomb said there was no indication the man was out to do any harm at the airport and was apparently there to pick up someone. "He just made a very bad decision and should not have been carrying those weapons," Holcomb said. Airport police routinely set up vehicle checkpoints at roads leading into the airport's central ring roads, but Castles said it is rare to find so many weapons at once. © MMIX, CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.We've named this poor bastard Ninny Of The Week even though neither we nor, apparently, he had the slightest idea that random vehicle checks were conducted at airport perimeters. Cruelty & incivility abounds.
Now you're in the public comment zone. What follows is not CBS News stuff; it comes from other people and we don't vouch for it. A reminder: By using this Web site you agree to accept our Terms of Service. Click here to read the Rules of Engagement.We'll vouch that a weenie-waggler dropped in to say "Howdy!" & share what he packs w/ us, & we'll vouch that somebody indeed asked the question quoted in the most recent comment (below). The original was, as they type, "Frist!
"Was he headed for the O''''barfi fest in Washington!" Posted by TexHillGirl Ah, such contempt for the majority of voters in this country. Perhaps you pine for a monarchy? I nice tyrant to look up to? Deep in the heart of Texas.... figures
Posted by smurfcrusher at 02:57 AM : Jan 10, 2009"... the 45 is my kill them before they can kill my family, but when I travel with this guns, they are properly locked in their boxes and the ammo box is locked as well, that is California law and I feel very safe in transporting my guns in this manner." Posted by KEITHGARDNER Why would they kill your family? Who are "they?" Why am I still alive, since I don''t own a gun?
Posted by smurfcrusher at 02:55 AM : Jan 10, 2009California state law, would allow most guns and rifles, as long as the guns were locked up, and the ammo was locked in a seperate container. If, there is a posted restriction prior to entering the airport roads, then there might be some additional legal restriction. You just can not drive around in California with a loaded weapon (gun or rifle). That would not be the case in Nevada, where, you can not enter the airport proper with a gun, unless you are law enforcement, but to pick up someone on the curb, you could legally have a loaded gun in your car or on your possession as long as the gun is in unobstructed sight. Not even a concealment license would allow you to enter the airport or bank with a gun or any establishment that post a "No Firearms" poster on its property "such as a shopping mall". O own 3 guns and 1 rifle. 1911 45, 357 magnum 6 shooter, 22 6 shooter, I keep all of them locked in a box, except for the 45 which is loaded but not chambered, the 45 is my kill them before they can kill my family, but when I travel with this guns, they are properly locked in their boxes and the ammo box is locked as well, that is California law and I feel very safe in transporting my guns in this manner.
Posted by KEITHGARDNER at 02:51 AM : Jan 10, 2009"He just made a very bad decision and should not have been carrying those weapons," Holcomb said. Is there a California law that anybody can quote, or perhaps an airport regulation, limiting the number of firearms in ones car, or the amount of ammo:)? Lot of people buy a few cases of surplus ammo at a gunshow, so at 1000 rounds per case, they must have an illegal ammo dump in the back of their car, no?
Posted by mcapek at 01:27 AM : Jan 10, 2009Remember, only the California governor/Terminator is a qualified expert in shooting two firearms at the same time, one in each hand, and because of his special robotics and computerized targeting system he can actually hit his targets! That muzzle loader is a hoot, he was most likely planning to shoot down an airliner with that .50 caliber rifle!!! The suspect sounds more dangerous by a minute to me. He should be hauled off to Guantanamo for 24/7 interrogation. Of course the California has an anticonstitutional law which bans "unregistered" assault weapons, so they could potentially get him for that technicality, but, as usual, insufficient information has been provided. As in many such cases, after police get their 10 minutes of glory, when it is found out that no actual crime has been committed, no further followup is provided by the newsmedia, so we will probably never know what happened
Posted by mcapek at 01:23 AM : Jan 10, 2009Sounds like cops patting themselves on the back for the "job well done". It must be boring spending your life stopping cars for those "security checks". Starting with the usual inflated estimates of 37 weapons, and an ammo dump of maybe 10 million rounds in his pickup truck, which immediately makes the suspect an international arms merchant, ready, able and willing to support the entire Hamas terrorist network. Are those 10 handguns 10x more dangerous than 1 handgun? Does the suspect have 10 appendages, so he can shoot them all at once? Did he have 10 holsters to carry them all concealed on his body? Or perhaps a baby carriage cart to haul them into the airport?
Posted by mcapek at 01:22 AM : Jan 10, 2009Secondhand smoke from the musket posed the greatest danger of all the weapons.
Posted by b4ucmyI at 12:47 AM : Jan 10, 2009Was he headed for the O''barfi fest in Washington!
Posted by TexHillGirl at 12:22 AM : Jan 10, 2009
In 1956, Elvis Presley began his first recording session for RCA Records. "Heartbreak Hotel" was among the songs he recorded.
In 1967, National Educational Television, the forerunner of the Public Broadcasting Service, operated as a true network for the first time as it carried President Lyndon B. Johnson's State of the Union address.
In 1971, singer Bob Dylan performed with country musician Earl Scruggs for a PBS documentary.
In 1976, bluesman Howlin' Wolf died of cancer in a Chicago-area hospital. He was a major influence on musicians like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones.In 1981, the production of "Pirates of Penzance," starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith, moved to Broadway after successfully playing the New York Shakespeare Festival.
In 1989, Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker" video was released. Jackson played a superhero in the video, which included a lengthy fantasy segment set to the song "Smooth Criminal."
In 1991, Clint Black joined the Grand Ole Opry.
In 2000, Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, revealed David Crosby was the father of their two children by artificial insemination. [Eeew! Poor children. — Ed.]
Friday, January 9, 2009
Like countless other Americans that night, a group of young Staten Island men gathered on Nov. 4 to watch election results, and then took to the streets when it became clear that the country had elected its first black president. But, the authorities say, they were not out to celebrate. Armed with a police-style baton and a metal pipe, they attacked a black teenager, pushed another black man, harassed a Hispanic man and, in a finishing flourish, ran over a white man who they thought was black, leaving him in a coma, the authorities said.Yes, these Staten Island "guidos" are so fucking stupid (as well as being racist asshole losers) that they saw a guy wearing a hoodie, figured him to be of more recent African descent than they were, & ran him over. What a country. Of moronic assholes.
Fifty fucking years ago, on Jan. 9, 1959, "Rawhide" premiered on CBS. Forty-five years ago, in 1964, The Temptations recorded the song "The Way You Do The Things You Do" at Motown Studios in Detroit. [They didn't look like this then. — Ed.]In 1965, "The Beatles '65" album hit No. 1 and stayed there for nine weeks. In 1973, the Rolling Stones' plans to tour Asia were halted when Japan refused to grant Mick Jagger a visa. The Japanese turned down Jagger's request on account of his 1969 drug bust. In 1977, country singer Emmylou Harris married Brian Ahern. Thirty years ago, in 1979, "A Gift Of Song: The Music For UNICEF Concert" was held at the United Nations. Pop stars including ABBA, the Bee Gees and Rod Stewart performed, raising about $500,000 to fight world hunger. The concert was taped and broadcast by NBC. Twenty years ago, in 1989, "The Pat Sajak Show" made its debut on late night TV, but was unable to compete with the likes of Johnny Carson and David Letterman. In 1990, Madonna began auditioning dancers for her 1990 world tour. She had taken out a newspaper ad that said "wimps and wanna-bes need not apply." [Wow, what a bad-ass that woman is. She almost scares us. — Ed.] In 1991, actress Delta Burke filed suit against the producers of "Designing Women." She claimed they wrote her out of a script. Associated Press
Today in HistoryBy The Associated Press – Tue Dec 30, 12:29 pm ET Today is Friday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2009. There are 356 days left in the year.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Much ink has been spilled over the question of resistance to change in psychotherapy, and most people are conflicted, whether consciously or unconsciously, about giving up their neuroses. But that is about internal conflict and unconscious motivation, not, as Vincent would have it, "because people — patients — are the way they are, often lazy, stubbornly self-indulgent, passive, and irresponsible." The therapeutic life lesson of her experience at the Sanctum is individual responsibility and self-discipline: "You want to be happy? You want to be well? Then put your boots on."Not in a fucking society like this one. Not in a world where
Mental illness, it was argued, was not a medical disturbance like physical illness but a social construction that enabled society to control deviant behavior by labeling it as pathology and sequestering it.No sane person could be anywhere near "happy" (another social construct) in a world w/ people like Norah Vincent in it. Although there is some delusional behavior that we might indeed want to "sequester."
It truly boggled the mind that any people, no matter what their cause or sufferings, could rejoice openly and unashamedly in the deaths of thousands of innocents. It was grotesque, and demonstrative of a people whose common creed is kill or be killed, and whose disrespect for human life not their own was savagely apparent. This was beyond beastly. No animal stoops so low as to fete the death of his foe.Is she referring to Israelis or Palestinians? Or AmeriKKKans? (Remember body counts?) No other mammal holds its fellow mammals captive in their own land, either.
It is also time for the Bush administration to stop bending over backward to accommodate the Palestinians, and to stop allowing them to perpetuate the image of themselves as equal partners in the peace process. They are not. And they won't be until every member of Hamas is incarcerated for life, not just passed through the revolving prison door for the eyes of Western cameras. The United States has been complicit in the Palestinian fraud, Clinton because he was more interested in his legacy than the realities of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Bush because he has tolerated Arafat's Janus-faced mendacity with nauseating goodwill, and has been unwilling even to propose extending the war on terror to the next logical locale: the West Bank. Iraq is tertiary. We must set our sights on the nearer culprits.Yow. "Culprits" in what, exactly? Celebrating what they saw as a victory? We all remember V-J Day (in 1945, kids, end of WWII) when the nation, in its moment of victory, somberly considered the unfortunate deaths of the brave but mis-guided enemy soldiers, & the deaths of many innocent enemy civilians. What a downer that was! No amount of talking therapy is going to straighten Ms. Vincent out. We do hope she's happy now that the move to incarcerate (or kill) every member of Hamas has finally gotten underway. Too bad about all that wasted time in Iraq though. Now where's that strait-jacket? I'm off my meds again.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
After days of Israeli shelling, the city and life I have known no longer exist.An almost bomb by bomb report, from an AP reporter who lives in Gaza City, on the concern for civilians demonstrated by the Israeli "Defense" Forces. There are no individual gems to extract, but the totality of the story makes it worth a read, even for mouth-breathing lip-readers.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
About 15 secs. Media-savvy Ann knows to wait for the long shot.
The Goldwater report must bring some comfort to the residents of Maricopa County who have spent years raising the alarm about Sheriff Arpaio, with little effect outside Arizona.
Today in HistoryToday is Tuesday, the sixth day of 2009. There are 359 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1838, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail gave the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph, in Morristown, N.J. On this date: In 1540, England's King Henry VIII married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. (The marriage lasted about six months.) Two hundred & fifty years ago, in 1759, George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married in New Kent County, Va. In 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state. Ninety years ago, in 1919, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, died in Oyster Bay, N.Y., at age 60. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, outlined a goal of "Four Freedoms": Freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; freedom from fear. In 1942, the Pan American Airways Pacific Clipper arrived in New York more than a month after leaving California and following a westward route. In 1945, George Herbert Walker Bush married Barbara Pierce in Rye, N.Y. [Oh, man. A time machine, a gun, & a few bullets; then a much, much better world. — Ed.] In 1967, U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Deckhouse Five, an offensive in the Mekong River delta. In 1982, truck driver William G. Bonin was convicted in Los Angeles of 10 of the "Freeway Killer" slayings of young men and boys. Bonin was later convicted of four other killings; he was executed in 1996.) In 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit; four men, including Jeff Gillooly, ex-husband of Kerrigan's rival, Tonya Harding, were later sentenced to prison for their roles in the attack; Harding, who denied advance knowledge of the attack, received probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution. Ten years ago: The 106th Congress convened with Dennis Hastert taking over as the new House speaker. Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, would marry his longtime girlfriend, public relations executive Sophie Rhys-Jones, later in the year. Five years ago: Thirteen children and two adults were killed in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province by a time-bomb concealed in an apple cart on a street regularly used by U.S. military patrols. A design consisting of two reflecting pools and a paved stone field was chosen for the World Trade Center memorial in New York. Mijailo Mijailovic confessed to the fatal stabbing of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in September 2003. Hitting star Paul Molitor and reliever Dennis Eckersley were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. One year ago: In a video posted on the Internet, Al-Qaida's American spokesman, Adam Gadahn, urged fighters to meet President Bush with bombs during his upcoming Mideast visit. Mikhail Saakashvili won a second term as Georgia's president. Today's Birthdays: Pollster Louis Harris is 88. Bluegrass performer Earl Scruggs is 85. Author E.L. Doctorow is 78. Actress Bonnie Franklin is 65. Musician Joey, the CowPolka King (Riders in the Sky) is 60. Rock singer-musician Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) is 58. Singer Jett Williams is 56. Rock musician Malcolm Young (AC-DC) is 56. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson is 54. Golfer Nancy Lopez is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kathy Sledge is 50. TV chef Nigella Lawson is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eric Williams (BLACKstreet) is 49. Movie director John Singleton is 41. TV personality Julie Chen (CBS' "The Early Show") is 39.[Ms. Chen has the sex w/ her boss, CBS Pres. Les Moonves. Unless one or the other has wised up. — Ed.] Thought for Today: "What this generation was bred to at television's knees was not wisdom, but cynicism." — Pauline Kael, American movie critic (1919-2001)
Monday, January 5, 2009
Boy Howdy, ain't that the truth!! Why, Real America will never got over its mad infatuation w/ Osama bin Laden until Hollywood makes a few movies pointing out what a douchebag he is.
Hollywood is no longer an American industry. And it took a prolonged war in which the studios and most of the stars didn't show up to fight for America to draw attention to this hard truth.
American corporations, the FBI, the CIA and elected U.S. officials are the bad guys in flicks these days. Radical Islamists are seldom vilified while the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are smeared too often.
"Elections beware" indeed. We're guessing that if Breitbart doesn't trust the great unwashed American public to hate appropriately w/o instruction, he certainly would be opposed to free elections. Maybe some scripts dealing w/ the horrors of democracy ("Elected uh whut?") will come out of Big Hollywood & its appeal to the secret fascists w/in Hollywood. (Screenplays are all we'll ever see out of this, as the chance of any heavy-handed horseshit from these morons getting "greenlit" is slim to none, as the "creative decisions" are not "crafted to geopolitical sensibilities rarely simpatico with our own," but are more along the lines of: "more car chases & shit blowing up, less lines of already cliched dialogue we'll just have to spend money dubbing."
In the period since Sept. 11, 2001, international box office receipts have steadily exceeded domestic numbers. Film financing now usually begins with international investors and creative decisions are crafted to geopolitical sensibilities rarely simpatico with our own.
Big Hollywood box office analyst Steve Mason will explore these trends and be the first national reporter to crunch the movie numbers throughout the week. Politicians need to pay attention to the results as close as studio executives. Or elections beware.
No shit. Hollywood's "values" (profit) are so out of touch w/ Real America that there were no movie ticket purchases over the holidays. Not a DVD has been rented or purchased since 2004. The only telebision channels watched any more are RFD-TV & CMT. "Non-left-leaning," (i. e., un-creative, authoritarian-mind set) writers, producers & directors are going to cure this problem. Sure they are. Because "patrotism" means following orders, not dissenting.
Hidden amid the "dissent is patriotic" glitterati are thousands of deeply concerned artists and industry players who have mostly privately and sadly watched Hollywood reflect ideals that are not their own.
Non-left-leaning writers, producers, directors and "below the line" members of the creative community will slowly begin to tell "flyover country" that their values are shared - even in glitzy Los Angeles. In fact, to foreshadow its big message, Big Hollywood will be an invitation to aspiring conservatives to drop their political dreams for the grueling Hollywood grind.
Most heartbroken by this cultural and financial sea change are those who ply in the powerful trade of make-believe, who got into show business, for among other reasons, to carry on Hollywood's patriotic mission. It's hard to believe, but not everyone in the business thinks Sean Penn is a gonzo genius.
Oooh, what a bad ass!! (How many Jolly Rogers on his blog?) No more "open bullying." They'll be keeping it on the down low from here on. Once they issue the stern warning.
If conservatives don't figure out popular culture soon, the movement will die a deserving death. If Hollywood liberals can't learn how to play well with those with whom they disagree, Big Hollywood will have a field day at their close-minded and intolerant expense. The days of open bullying in the marketplace of ideas are nearing their end.
Consider this a warning.
Editor in Chief John Nolte is veteran of the film blog world, and a director in his own right. His love of the best of Hollywood - yes, there still is great product - will keep the readers and the writers enthusiastic about the future.
I will be writing and recruiting like the madman that I am.
Hollywood may not be completely anti-American yet, but it is certainly no longer pro-American. And no one has put up a public fight to change that.
As of New Year’s Day, ongoing combat in Iraq is illegal under US law [?]No difference at all, that's what. It's 5 January today. Haven't yet heard of arrest warrants being issued. Is there a judge out there who has the intestinal fortitude, desire to honor her/his constitutional oath, or whatever to issue an injunction? Thought not. Wimps.
the new president and Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton, led by the legal academics in whose circles they have long traveled, contemplate binding down American power and interests in a dense web of treaties and international bureaucracies.Yes, they typed it. And are ignorant or paranoid enough to believe it.
It's the Civil War Confederate Express Electric Train Collection! ("Collection" means they send you a new car every so often & charge you for it, since you were enough of a sucker to give them your card no. when you paid the $70.00 for the engine, etc., shown above.)