Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Not So Evil Galactic Empire?

As I’ve probably said before, my roommate back in Milwaukee at Marquette University is a huge Star Wars fan, a geek if you will, and this article discussing how we the audience should have in reality been rooting for not the rebel alliance but rather the Galactic Empire is precisely up his ally.

Making English the Official Language of the United States

Belated Memorial Day 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006

Dixie Chicks Struggle for Play on Country Stations

Everyone now … Awwwwwwww! That’s what happens when you alienate your original fan base. And last time I checked most liberals aren’t fans of country music, no matter how anti-Bush it may be.

More People Voted for American Idol Than Any U.S. President ... Ever

Sixty-three million people voted for American Idol last night. That’s more votes then for any U.S. presidential winner in America’s history. This has been a long time coming but it still saddens me nonetheless. Ah, the beauty of democracy.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Planned Parenthood Opens Quick-Service Clinic

Somebody please tell me this is some sort of sick, twisted joke?!

Devastation in Darfur

Out of New York and Into Milwaukee

It seems that the financial backers of the struggling (and I uses that term loosely) Air America radio are searching for a Milwaukee-based radio station to host Wisconsin’s very own Air America broadcast. This of course comes at the same time they are losing their New York City flagship. Makes sense, right?

Monday, May 22, 2006

Harry Smith In Baghdad, Complains He Couldn't Get Ice Cream

How stupid is this?

Harry Smith: "Now the one other example I can give you of what the security situation is like here, just around our hotel, it's very, very secure. But when I asked our folks if I could go down to the corner and out of the secure zone to get an ice cream last night they said it's a risk just simply not worth taking. Hannah."

Sure, security has progressed, morale is high, and a new democratic government is taking root in the Middle East but Harry Smith can’t get an ice cream cone! What has the world come to?!


Ten Percent of Mexico's Population Lives in U.S.

A new study shows that ten percent of Mexico’s population of one-hundred and seven million people and fifteen percent of their labor force live and work in the United States. What’s more important however is that the Mexican government earner twenty-billion dollars in remittances from migrant workers, an amount equal to their oil exports. So much for the theory that illegal aliens bolster our economy.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Trailer for Oliver Stone's World Trade Center Now Online

It doesn’t feel like a trailer for an Oliver Stone picture but trust me it is. Hopefully the pinko director will not inserting his own interpretation of history, as he has done so often throughout his career (JFK, Alexander, etc.), or his opinion of the terrorist masterminds behind the attacks (referred to them once as Einsteins) but we will have to wait and see. In the meantime, check out the trailer for director Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center (what an original title) which opens this August.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Comic Fodder

Al Gore Promotes Global Warming Film on SNL

Expose the Left has video of former Vice President Al Gore opening Saturday Night Live! (hard to believe there was actually a LIVE episode of Saturday Night LIVE! this weekend and not just another repeat but it’s true) as the president of the United States (only in his wildest dreams). In it he cited Michael Moore as a Supreme Court Justice and George Clooney as the newly appointed Chief Justice. Ah, a liberal’s wet-dream.

In addition to that, the Weekend Update segment featured a ‘point-counterpoint’ debate between Al Gore and Amy Poehler on global warming even though liberal pitchwoman Tina Fey cited that global warming was indeed a ‘scientific fact’ (yeah, that it is natural and not man made) and the issue of whether it was true or not was not up for debate. In short, it was a propagandist piece for Al Gore’s new film ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ which he hopes will make people take him more ‘serial’.

Dean Makes A Fool Out Of Himself On The Daily Show

Given how liberal Jon Stewart and the Daily Show is you would think this would be DNC-Chairman Howard Dean’s moment to shine. Sadly, he does what he does best – make a total ass of himself.

New Video Shows 9/11 Pentagon Attack

The United States government in an effort to stem conspiracy theorists has agreed to release video of the hijacked airliner crashing into the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001. So much for Charlie Sheen and his tin-foil hat wearing cronies.

Thompson Will Not Run for Governor of Wisconsin

Mark Green just dodged a bullet. If Thompson had decided to run for governor, there was no way Green would have been able to match his level of support among Wisconsin Republicans. Deep inside I knew Thompson wasn’t going to run again but my severe disinterest in Green really wanted it to happen. Looks like we’re stuck with him.

Text of Bush's Speech on Immigration

UPDATE - Expose the Left has video of the president’s entire address last evening.

Good evening. I have asked for a few minutes of your time to discuss a matter of national importance: the reform of America's immigration system.

The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions and in recent weeks, Americans have seen those emotions on display. On the streets of major cities, crowds have rallied in support of those in our country illegally. At our southern border, others have organized to stop illegal immigrants from coming in. Across the country, Americans are trying to reconcile these contrasting images.

And in Washington, the debate over immigration reform has reached a time of decision. Tonight, I will make it clear where I stand, and where I want to lead our country on this vital issue.

We must begin by recognizing the problems with our immigration system. For decades, the United States has not been in complete control of its borders. As a result, many who want to work in our economy have been able to sneak across our border and millions have stayed.

Once here, illegal immigrants live in the shadows of our society. Many use forged documents to get jobs, and that makes it difficult for employers to verify that the workers they hire are legal. Illegal immigration puts pressure on public schools and hospitals, strains state and local budgets, and brings crime to our communities. These are real problems, yet we must remember that the vast majority of illegal immigrants are decent people who work hard, support their families, practice their faith, and lead responsible lives. They are a part of American life but they are beyond the reach and protection of American law.

We are a nation of laws, and we must enforce our laws. We are also a nation of immigrants, and we must uphold that tradition, which has strengthened our country in so many ways. These are not contradictory goals. America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time. We will fix the problems created by illegal immigration, and we will deliver a system that is secure, orderly and fair. So I support comprehensive immigration reform that will accomplish five clear objectives.

First, the United States must secure its borders. This is a basic responsibility of a sovereign nation. It is also an urgent requirement of our national security. Our objective is straightforward: The border should be open to trade and lawful immigration and shut to illegal immigrants, as well as criminals, drug dealers and terrorists.

I was the governor of a state that has a 1,200-mile border with Mexico. So I know how difficult it is to enforce the border, and how important it is. Since I became president, we have increased funding for border security by 66 percent, and expanded the Border Patrol from about 9,000 to 12,000 agents. The men and women of our Border Patrol are doing a fine job in difficult circumstances, and over the past five years, we have apprehended and sent home about 6 million people entering America illegally.

Despite this progress, we do not yet have full control of the border, and I am determined to change that. Tonight I am calling on Congress to provide funding for dramatic improvements in manpower and technology at the border. By the end of 2008, we will increase the number of Border Patrol officers by an additional 6,000. When these new agents are deployed, we will have more than doubled the size of the Border Patrol during my presidency.

At the same time, we are launching the most technologically advanced border security initiative in American history. We will construct high-tech fences in urban corridors, and build new patrol roads and barriers in rural areas. We will employ motion sensors infrared cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles to prevent illegal crossings. America has the best technology in the world and we will ensure that the Border Patrol has the technology they need to do their job and secure our border.

Training thousands of new Border Patrol agents and bringing the most advanced technology to the border will take time. Yet the need to secure our border is urgent. So I am announcing several immediate steps to strengthen border enforcement during this period of transition:

One way to help during this transition is to use the National Guard. So in coordination with governors, up to 6,000 Guard members will be deployed to our southern border. The Border Patrol will remain in the lead. The Guard will assist the Border Patrol by operating surveillance systems analyzing intelligence installing fences and vehicle barriers building patrol roads and providing training. Guard units will not be involved in direct law enforcement activities that duty will be done by the Border Patrol. This initial commitment of Guard members would last for a period of one year. After that, the number of Guard forces will be reduced as new Border Patrol agents and new technologies come online. It is important for Americans to know that we have enough Guard forces to win the war on terror, respond to natural disasters, and help secure our border.

The United States is not going to militarize the southern border. Mexico is our neighbor, and our friend. We will continue to work cooperatively to improve security on both sides of the border, to confront common problems like drug trafficking and crime, and to reduce illegal immigration.

Another way to help during this period of transition is through state and local law enforcement in our border communities. So we will increase federal funding for state and local authorities assisting the Border Patrol on targeted enforcement missions. And we will give state and local authorities the specialized training they need to help federal officers apprehend and detain illegal immigrants. State and local law enforcement officials are an important resource and they are part of our strategy to secure our border communities.

The steps I have outlined will improve our ability to catch people entering our country illegally. At the same time, we must ensure that every illegal immigrant we catch crossing our southern border is returned home. More than 85 percent of the illegal immigrants we catch crossing the southern border are Mexicans, and most are sent back home within 24 hours. But when we catch illegal immigrants from other countries, it is not as easy to send them home. For many years, the government did not have enough space in our detention facilities to hold them while the legal process unfolded. So most were released back into our society and asked to return for a court date. When the date arrived, the vast majority did not show up. This practice, called "catch and release," is unacceptable and we will end it.

We are taking several important steps to meet this goal. We have expanded the number of beds in our detention facilities, and we will continue to add more. We have expedited the legal process to cut the average deportation time. And we are making it clear to foreign governments that they must accept back their citizens who violate our immigration laws. As a result of these actions, we have ended "catch and release" for illegal immigrants from some countries. And I will ask Congress for additional funding and legal authority, so we can end "catch and release" at the southern border once and for all. When people know that they will be caught and sent home if they enter our country illegally, they will be less likely to try to sneak in.

Second, to secure our border, we must create a temporary worker program. The reality is that there are many people on the other side of our border who will do anything to come to America to work and build a better life. They walk across miles of desert in the summer heat, or hide in the back of 18-wheelers to reach our country. This creates enormous pressure on our border that walls and patrols alone will not stop. To secure the border effectively, we must reduce the numbers of people trying to sneak across.

Therefore, I support a temporary worker program that would create a legal path for foreign workers to enter our country in an orderly way, for a limited period of time. This program would match willing foreign workers with willing American employers for jobs Americans are not doing. Every worker who applies for the program would be required to pass criminal background checks. And temporary workers must return to their home country at the conclusion of their stay.

A temporary worker program would meet the needs of our economy, and it would give honest immigrants a way to provide for their families while respecting the law. A temporary worker program would reduce the appeal of human smugglers and make it less likely that people would risk their lives to cross the border. It would ease the financial burden on state and local governments, by replacing illegal workers with lawful taxpayers. And above all, a temporary worker program would add to our security by making certain we know who is in our country and why they are here.

Third, we need to hold employers to account for the workers they hire. It is against the law to hire someone who is in this country illegally. Yet businesses often cannot verify the legal status of their employees, because of the widespread problem of document fraud. Therefore, comprehensive immigration reform must include a better system for verifying documents and work eligibility. A key part of that system should be a new identification card for every legal foreign worker. This card should use biometric technology, such as digital fingerprints, to make it tamper-proof. A tamper-proof card would help us enforce the law and leave employers with no excuse for violating it. And by making it harder for illegal immigrants to find work in our country, we would discourage people from crossing the border illegally in the first place.

Fourth, we must face the reality that millions of illegal immigrants are already here. They should not be given an automatic path to citizenship. This is amnesty, and I oppose it. Amnesty would be unfair to those who are here lawfully and it would invite further waves of illegal immigration.

Some in this country argue that the solution is to deport every illegal immigrant and that any proposal short of this amounts to amnesty. I disagree. It is neither wise nor realistic to round up millions of people, many with deep roots in the United States, and send them across the border. There is a rational middle ground between granting an automatic path to citizenship for every illegal immigrant, and a program of mass deportation. That middle ground recognizes that there are differences between an illegal immigrant who crossed the border recently and someone who has worked here for many years, and has a home, a family, and an otherwise clean record. I believe that illegal immigrants who have roots in our country and want to stay should have to pay a meaningful penalty for breaking the law to pay their taxes to learn English and to work in a job for a number of years. People who meet these conditions should be able to apply for citizenship but approval would not be automatic, and they will have to wait in line behind those who played by the rules and followed the law. What I have just described is not amnesty it is a way for those who have broken the law to pay their debt to society, and demonstrate the character that makes a good citizen.

Fifth, we must honor the great American tradition of the melting pot, which has made us one Nation out of many peoples. The success of our country depends upon helping newcomers assimilate into our society, and embrace our common identity as Americans. Americans are bound together by our shared ideals, an appreciation of our history, respect for the flag we fly, and an ability to speak and write the English language. English is also the key to unlocking the opportunity of America. English allows newcomers to go from picking crops to opening a grocery from cleaning offices to running offices from a life of low- paying jobs to a diploma, a career, and a home of their own. When immigrants assimilate and advance in our society, they realize their dreams, they renew our spirit and they add to the unity of America.

Tonight, I want to speak directly to members of the House and the Senate: An immigration reform bill needs to be comprehensive, because all elements of this problem must be addressed together or none of them will be solved at all. The House has passed an immigration bill. The Senate should act by the end of this month so we can work out the differences between the two bills, and Congress can pass a comprehensive bill for me to sign into law.

America needs to conduct this debate on immigration in a reasoned and respectful tone. Feelings run deep on this issue and as we work it out, all of us need to keep some things in mind. We cannot build a unified country by inciting people to anger, or playing on anyone's fears, or exploiting the issue of immigration for political gain. We must always remember that real lives will be affected by our debates and decisions, and that every human being has dignity and value no matter what their citizenship papers say.

I know many of you listening tonight have a parent or a grandparent who came here from another country with dreams of a better life. You know what freedom meant to them, and you know that America is a more hopeful country because of their hard work and sacrifice. As President, I have had the opportunity to meet people of many backgrounds, and hear what America means to them. On a visit to Bethesda Naval Hospital, Laura and I met a wounded Marine named Guadalupe Denogean. Master Gunnery Sergeant Denogean came to the United States from Mexico when he was a boy. He spent his summers picking crops with his family, and then he volunteered for the United States Marine Corps as soon as he was able. During the liberation of Iraq, Master Gunnery Sergeant Denogean was seriously injured. When asked if he had any requests, he made two a promotion for the corporal who helped rescue him and the chance to become an American citizen. And when this brave Marine raised his right hand, and swore an oath to become a citizen of the country he had defended for more than 26 years, I was honored to stand at his side.

We will always be proud to welcome people like Guadalupe Denogean as fellow Americans. Our new immigrants are just what they have always been people willing to risk everything for the dream of freedom. And America remains what she has always been the great hope on the horizon an open door to the future a blessed and promised land. We honor the heritage of all who come here, no matter where they are from, because we trust in our country's genius for making us all Americans, one nation under God. Thank you, and good night.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Extended Absence

Well, my dad and I just drove straight through from Delafield, Wisconsin to Orlando, Florida, arriving this morning at around nine in the morning eastern standard time. I can tell right now I am beat. I’ll probably lie down for awhile before I head off for a meeting at 3pm. Oh, I forgot to mention that for the next three months (essentially the entire summer) I will be down here in Orlando, Florida participating in the Walt Disney World College Program. I don’t know where I will be working. All I know is that I will be in quick-service. I hope it is at the Disney Studios but we’ll have to wait and see. On that note, I will be cutting down on the number of posts for the next three months but with the regular school year over with that was to be expected. If I feel up to it I’ll post something tonight about President Bush calling up the National Guard to patrol the US-Mexican border. Until then, everyone have a nice evening!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Pro-Life Wisconsin: Victory Fund PAC Announces Endorsement of J.B. Van Hollen for State Attorney General

J.B. Van Hollen who is running for Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin picked up a significant endorsement this past Wednesday. WisPolitics has the entire press release. Wigderson Library & Pub properly notes that only Van Hollen, not his primary opponent Paul Bucher, was endorsed, although both shared the Wisconsin Right to Life endorsement.

Soda Banned in Schools

C-BS Lets Dixie Chicks Rant About 2003 Threat

UPDATE – Expose the Left has the entire video of Natalie Maines on 60 Minutes

Not that it is right for even the Dixie Chicks to receive death threats, but did they really expect not to receive any criticism or controversy at all for their remarks in 2003? And it was two years ago! Why is ‘60 Minutes’ focusing on it now? Conservatives have received death threats as well but you don’t see ‘60 Minutes’ jumping on those stories. Plus I love the comment Maines makes about not ‘playing nice’ with the country music radio stations that refused to play their songs after fans became upset over her comments made in London, England. It speaks volumes about politically activity celebrities:

“We don't make decisions based on that. We don't go, 'OK, our fans are in the red states, so I'm going play a red, white and blue guitar and put on my I Love Bush T-shirt. We're not like that because we're not politicians. We're musicians"

Translation – we’re not political enough to apologize but just political enough to make those comments in the first place. Tell me if that makes sense.

Rumsfeld Catches Reporter in ‘Fallacious’ Question During Pentagon Briefing

Of course you won’t catch this anywhere on the evening news. They’ll still be bashing Rumsfeld left and right but watching this video, I think, makes up for all of that.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, getting back to the question of the CIA, the last time we had an active-duty military officer heading up the CIA was even before you were in government, 1953 I believe. And I'm just wondering...

RUMSFELD: What was Vernon -- didn't Vernon Walters do it? Didn't Studeman do it? Yes, I think your facts may be wrong. I have not researched it; I should.


QUESTION: OK. Well, my point remains -- my question remains the same, is: Do you think it's...

RUMSFELD: Even though the premise is fallacious.


QUESTION: It's been a long time. Will you at least acknowledge that it's been a long time since we had an active...

RUMSFELD: There's no rule against it.

QUESTION: Flawed, not fallacious -- flawed.

No Consequences

Where was George Clooney During the Genocide in Iraq?

The Enquirer makes a valid point. It’s great that political active celebrities like George Clooney want to help out in Sudan (although I believe their proposal is naïve at best and is in fact doing the exact opposite – the only way the genocide is going to stop is with military action, which neither the United Nations nor the United States have the spine (the U.N.) or the resources (the U.S.) to do right now) but they could at least be consistent.

Scientists Find Evidence of Global Warming ... 10,000 Years Ago

A new scientific theory suggests that climate shifts brought about the extinction of the mammoth and other species over ten-thousand years ago, not over killing by those dastardly villains called ‘man’ as was once believed. So much for Al Gore and his scare tactics!

Hat Tip: News Busters

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Council Backs Electric Bus System

The Milwaukee Common Council today voted nine-to-six to endorse a three-hundred million (according to estimates which of course are ALWAYS accurate) guided electric bus system called the ‘Milwaukee Connector’ system. For those of you who do not know what this is, think of the inane light-rail system that was thankfully blocked by Waukesha County not too long ago only slightly modified. Except here’s the kicker – Alderman Bob Bauman, the man who spearheaded the light-rail effort, voted ‘no’ on the proposal and even penned an editorial this past Sunday arguing against the system.

The Journal Sentinel says that the ‘action now heads to the desk of Mayor Tom Barrett, who has not said whether he will sign it’. My guess however is that he will given his ‘excellent’ consumer track record (note the emphasis on ‘excellent’ carefully). Plus it makes it appear as though he is actually accomplishing something.

I opposed the light-rail system and I oppose this slightly modified version dubbed the ‘Milwaukee Connector’ system for several reasons. This thirteen-mile long spite-shined trolley system (that’s what it basically is – we are digressing from bus transportation to good ol’ fashion trolleys which Milwaukee got rid a long time ago – Yes, Milwaukee did once have a trolley system) will have three routes, each requiring its own lane of traffic. Let’s forget for a moment what this will be like when it is fully operational – a mess – imagine the construction. It is bad enough with the Marquette Interchange torn up now as it is and now they want to take away an entire lane of traffic so they can tear up the road and lay down the track. And some of the streets the city plans on using the run the ‘Milwaukee Commuter’ system are one-way streets and will have to be expanded to two lanes with one entirely devoted to the ‘Commuter’ system. Now think about what this will be like when it is fully operational. Since these electric buses will be guided by a wire hanging over the city streets (talk about an eye-sore, not to mention a safety hazard) they will not be able to maneuver outside of the tracks they are placed on. There is no way for them to avoid accidents should one occur (and it is highly probable that they will happen). And do you think people stuck in traffic are going to be happy with an entire lane of traffic being occupied by this transportation system? I don’t think so. There are going to be stupid people out there who will travel in the lane designated for the electric buses, causing delays for public commuters as well as potential accidents. Proponents of the ‘Milwaukee Connector’ insist that the federal government will pay for eighty-percent of the costs. However, this still leaves twenty-percent or sixty-million dollars for the city to pay for just the construction costs. At least forty-million dollars will be borrowed from the state (which will then have to be paid back with interest), but still property taxes will be increased because of this. On top of that, operating costs are expected to increase two-million dollars annually because of this measure. And do we even know if this think will be operational during the winter? The tracks are going to be frozen with ice, not to mention the guide-wires used to run the trolleys.

There may be some hope however, “County Executive Scott Walker has said he is likely to veto that measure”. But, sadly, the measure “passed with enough votes to override a veto”.

Please, contact the following Common Council members who voted in favor of the measure and request that they change their vote …

Common Council President Willie Hines
Aldermen Mike D'Amato
Joe Davis
Ashanti Hamilton
Michael McGee
Michael Murphy
Jim Witkowiak
Terry Witkowski
T. Anthony Zielinski

Moussaoui Given Slow-Motion Martyrdom

Monday, May 8, 2006

Green Drunk (on Ethanol)

I realize Mark Green is now the sole Republican candidate running for the governorship of Wisconsin this November but in regards to his stance on the ethanol mandate which he supports perhaps he would care to respond to this article …

“The fuel, renewable and more environmentally friendly than gasoline, is already being used as a gas additive, replacing another additive that was found to pollute groundwater. The result: a squeeze on supplies that has doubled ethanol's wholesale price, to $2.75 a gallon, about what gasoline costs at wholesale. With corn prices low and gas prices high, ethanol's profit margin per gallon is at a record of more than $1”

“What of the promise of ethanol replacing gas? Don't count on it. General Motors Corp. (GM ) and Ford Motor Co. (F ) have made a push this year to promote vehicles that can run on gas or E85, a fuel that's 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. But E85 gets worse mileage than gas, a problem if ethanol is costlier. And right now there are only about 600 E85 pumps nationwide”

Reflections of a Despot

Friday, May 5, 2006

Hispanic Professor Calls White People Wetbacks

Susana De Leon, a political activist and part-time instructor of ‘Mexican-American’ studies at the University of Minnesota (in other words, she is on the public payroll) called Caucasians ‘wetbacks’ at a pro-immigration rally in Owatonna, Minnesota. “Yes, people from Europe are wetbacks man” she said, “Their backs are so wet because they had to cross an ocean to get here”. She then shouted at anti-illegal immigration supporters, “I am so glad my ancestors saved your f--king ass." Adding to her idiocy, she said it was not possible for minorities to be racists against whites because they ‘don’t have the power’. Can someone say double-standard? The university has thus far refused to punish De Leon for her comments.

Stop Amnesty Now!

I Like It, I Love It, I Want Some More of It

This should have those spineless politicians in Washington thinking long and hard about their future. The town of Herndon, Virginia has just ousted their mayor and two Town Council members who supported a day-labor center for illegal aliens. The day-labor center was created as an alternative place outside a convenience store. Only one incumbent who supported the day-labor center was re-elected to office.

Massachusetts Wants MySpace to Raise Minimum Age

Here is just another example of big government (this time on a state level) taking on the role of nanny. It doesn’t take a village to raise a child. It takes a responsible parent to make sure their children are not doing something online that could endanger their lives.

Dudley Do-Nothing

From GOP3.com, Daniel Suhr questions the rationality behind Senator Herb Kohl’s (D-WI) decision to issue a press release this past Thursday about a confidential senators-only briefing he attended. Here’s the answer Daniel – sooner or later he has to make it appear as though he actually accomplishing or doing something. Outside of that brief statement he made during the Samuel Alito confirmation hearing, Senator Herb Kohl has done jack squat. The sad thing about this is that this year happens to be election year for the senator and he’s running unopposed because Wisconsin Republicans has decided to put all their eggs in one basket, the governor’s race, rather then do the sensible thing and diversify. Why do people continue to vote for politicians who don’t do anything? In the nearly four years since Governor Jim Doyle took office, what has he done that hasn’t been either a half-assed copy of Republican proposals (the tax ‘freeze’ – which is not actually a freeze – and lifting the cap ever so slowly on school choice vouchers) or been a step backward in terms of progress? I am not just picking on Democrats but Republicans as well. The Republican Party has the majority in Congress and what have we accomplished? Very little.

With a Whimper

Thursday, May 4, 2006

ABC Impeaches Commander-in-Chief

After months of speculation and behind the scenes shuffling, ABC has finally decided to pull the freshman political drama, Commander-in-Chief, starring Geena Davis as the first female president of the United States off the air. In spite of starting off with a bang, the series began to fumble dramatically as viewers lost interest, forcing the television network to put the show on ‘temporary hiatus’ beginning this past January which is always a death null for debut programs. ABC has not even bothered to announce when, if ever, the final three episodes which have already been filmed will air. My, how the mighty have fallen! Take that Hilary!

Pearl Jam's Anti-War Ballad: Worldwide Suicide

Add ‘way past its prime’ Pearl Jam to the pile of know-it-all musicians griping about the president through song. Their anti-war ballad, Worldwide Suicide, was performed this past weekend on Saturday Night Live! on NBC (I am surprised SNL actually had a live episode – it seems as though it is always a repeat but I assume they need all the time off to come up with truly lame jokes). Pearl Jam, by the way, is one of the headline acts along with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (who are vastly superior in my opinion) at Summer Fest this year.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

More Photographes from Make Your Own Hotel Bed Day

As Michelle Malkin pointed out, compare the New York Times photo …

… with these!

Creative Flashes has some rather amusing (and disturbing) photos from the immigrant rally in Seattle, Washington (the photographs are copyright protected so they can not be copied and used on other sites).

From Slapstick Politics, photos from the ‘May Day rally’ in Denver, Colorado …

Below is the most unpopular man at the event. Fitting question to ask though.

This is just me talking but she doesn’t look Hispanic to me.

From Chicago, notice the banner which includes California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and (I believe) Colorado as part of Mexico. What, no Oklahoma? Why the discrimination? Seems a bit ironic, really.

Freeman Hunt has pictures from Springdale, Arizona, like the charming picture below …

From New Mexico, Sharkjumper has photos of the rally in Albuquerque. Funny, Bush use to be on your side. I wonder, besides the national anthem sung in Spanish, changed his mind. Guess we’ll never know.

More pictures from the Chicago rally.

Reason enough not to support the McCain-Kennedy Immigration Reform bill …

The Immigration Debate Continues

Monday, May 1, 2006

Hollywood Promotes Soft-Core Eco-Terrorism for Children

Hollywood has seriously lost its moral conscience. And I say this not just because of the barrage of left-wing propagandist pieces they release each year. Not too long ago a children’s film called ‘Catch That Kid’ showed America’s youth that stealing was alright, as long as it fought against the greedy healthcare industry. Now, ‘Hoot’, a film produced by Jimmy Buffet which opens this weekend alongside the Tom Cruise thriller ‘Mission: Impossible III’, promotes soft-core eco-terrorism for children, just one week after the anti-terrorism drama ‘United 93’ opened in theatres.

Don’t believe me? Here are just some of what the film’s director dubbed as ‘mischievous’ hijinks …

It [Hoot] features environmentally conscious teenage characters vandalizing heavy machinery by stealing parts off of them and flattening tires in order to hinder a development project.

The teens, who ultimately succeed in halting the project, spray paint a police car that is providing security, trespass, rip up surveyors' stakes, place alligators in portable toilets, release poisonous Cottonmouth snakes at the construction site and evade the police. The teenagers also debate stealing the construction trailer and sinking it into a nearby canal to further delay the project.

Furthermore, the executive whose pancake house is being built on the proposed construction site is kidnapped by one of the children, tied up, and gagged. What’s more is that none of the children in this film face consequences for their actions.

Students Vote to Keep UWM Name

I would like to think the whole controversy surrounding the Marquette University nickname change had something to do with this but that’s wishful thinking on my part.

Here’s something however that my roommate, a Star Wars fanatic, would appreciate …

Ten voters, apparently fans of the Star Wars films, wrote in a different name, Jedi Academy.

Make Your Own Taco Day

As Hot Air pointed out, Fox News is asking the wrong question – does the United States have the spine to protect its borders? I think we’ve finally gotten Bush on our side. The issue of our national anthem being sung in Spanish got him riled up and brought him back to the side of conservatives.

Oh, look! Osama Obama turned out for the festivities in Chicago …

This is not an invasion?

This is a photo of Mexican Zapatista rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos rallying his troops … I mean, his Hispanic brethren. Notice the flag behind him? Yep, that’s the sickle and hammer of the Soviet Union. Somehow I don’t think he’s making a fashion statement.

Truly an ironic choice of words: Equal protection UNDER THE LAW! I wasn’t aware the law gave right to illegal immigrants.

Yeah, LEGAL immigrants! This is why education is so important.