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"...The president's personality and religious faith -- in combination -- make it impossible for him to have serious second thoughts or even to admit any ambiguity. If a decision is ''right,'' then it is right no matter what. Many Americans, perhaps a slight majority, think this is ''strong'' leadership... A president who has no self-doubt, no ability to question his own mistakes, is a very dangerous man..."Well, duh. I'm leaving the nutbag in Washington to his own devices this weekend as I go off to stalk the wily Walleye.(That's a fish, Mike. I know you Secret Service types don't get out much.)
Officer: U.S. troops untrained in Geneva ConventionHuh? I reprimand my four year old when he treats people poorly.... WTF is this article trying to suggest?
Washington — Six U.S. soldiers facing courts-martial in connection with mistreatment of detainees at an Iraqi prison did not receive in-depth training on the Geneva Conventions, which govern the handling of captives, a military spokeswoman said Friday.
Some military officials privately said even without training U.S. soldiers should have known better.Well.... duh! But why would these officials say this *privately*?
I don't have a plan for Iraq. I strongly suspect, however, that all the plans you hear now are irrelevant. If America's leaders hadn't made so many bad decisions, they might have had a chance to shape Iraq to their liking. But that window closed many months ago.
The Bush administration has stripped information on a range of women's issues from government Web sites, apparently in pursuit of a political agenda, researchers reported on Wednesday.Why would they do this? Could it possibly be that if the missing data were publicized, a few crucial percentage points of soccer moms would tell BushCo to take a hike? Nah.... couldn't be.
A council report said the missing information fell into four categories: women's health; their economic status; objective scientific data; and information aimed at protecting women and girls and helping them advance.
The deletions and alterations appear to hew to a political agenda, rather than providing the nonpartisan, unbiased data that has been the tradition of U.S. government reports, the council said.
Its report cited a fact sheet from the Centers of Disease Control that focused on the advantages of using condoms to prevent sexually transmitted disease; it was revised in December 2002 to say evidence on condoms' effectiveness in curbing these diseases was inconclusive.
The National Cancer Institute's Web site was changed in 2002 to say studies linking abortion and breast cancer were inconsistent; after an outcry from scientists, the institute later amended that to say abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk.
At the Labor Department's Women's Bureau Web site, the report said 25 key publications on subjects ranging from pay equity to child care to issues relating to black and Latina women and women business owners had been deleted with no explanation.
Dear Partners,Oh my God!!!!! I've turned my boy into a falsetto singing homosexual! The shame, the shame......
You know that recently I have taken on the Harry Potter phenomenon and have revealed how Harry and his friends are leading our children into witchcraft and sorcery. But now I have a far more urgent message that I need to share with you.
Perhaps, like me, you have become concerned about the little yellow cartoon character named SpongeBob Squarepants. On the surface, this show may seem innocent enough, but after talking with leading occult experts and people who actually work in the cartoon industry, I need to share what my ministry has uncovered.
Consider, first of all, that your children are watching a sponge that can walk, talk, and breathe. But we know this is impossible. Sponges (according to several leading botanists we interviewed) are actually one of the lowest forms of animal life. I mean, these things can't even tie their own shoelaces. Most sponges do not even appear yellow in their natural habitat. So what is a yellow sponge doing teaching your children about frying hamburgers, dancing the two-step (also a no-no!), and driving a car?
Given the moral decay of our nation today, it is easy to see, however, why most parents have abdicated their parenting responsibilities to SpongeBob. Satan has twisted their minds and is battling for the souls of their progeny.
A recent review of some thirty random SpongeBob episodes also revealed the following morally decadent messages:
- In one episode, SpongeBob pulls down his squarepants and reveals his square buttocks.
- An underage SpongeBob is shown driving a car while receiving morally questionable guidance from a dumb Starfish named Patrick.
- SpongeBob frequently lies and cheats to get out of trouble.
- Many of the sea creatures shown in these episodes are not wearing pants of any kind (square, or otherwise).
- The show promotes a belief in Neptune, god of the sea: a clear message to children that they should be polytheists.
- SpongeBob talks in a high, falsetto voice (do I need to say more about the homosexual threat to America?).
- All of these sea creatures are depicted as single and available for reproduction.
- None of these shows depicts an underwater church or house of worship.
- None of these shows make any clear reference to Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World; and this includes the sea and all that is in it.
As part of our undercover expose, John Hagee Ministries is now offering a video tape titled: Pulling Down SpongeBob's Squarepants: Exposing Satan's Yellow Bellied Plan. I am pleased to offer this 45-minute tape for $29.95 (plus S&H) We hope that parents might watch this video with their children and talk to them about the evils of this animated show.
In addition, for those of you who watch my regular telecast and can actually read, we are offering a companion volume ($15.95, 456 pages) titled: Squarepants for Parents: An Insider's Guide to the Most Satanic Show on Television. This is an in-depth book, detailing the thousands of magical, occult and pagan practices my ministry uncovered in this little program. The chapters and topics include:
- Patrick and Sandy: What kind of relationship do they really have?
- The Sexual Practices of an Everyday Sponge: Asexual reproduction and your child.
- What's Really Cookin' at the Crusty Crab?
- Mrs. Puff and the Absent Husband.
- Why Squidward Plays More Than the Clarinet.
- Beyond the Cutting Room Door: Where the Character Voices Really Come From.
- Why the Pineapple House Built on Sand Will Not Last.
I urge you to talk to your pastor and your children about this show before it is too late. Satan has already claimed the hearts and minds of millions through Harry Potter, and now the Lord of Darkness is coming into your home through an animated sponge.
Please join me in this crusade to squeeze the life-giving water of Jesus into this little sponge, that he might be born again.
As always, your continued contributions and support are appreciated. We are praying for you.
I found my ex-wife's wedding dress in the attic when I moved. She took the $4000 engagement ring but left the dress. I was actually going to have a dress burning party when the divorce became final, but....
Cool! A university which focuses on Reagan's economic and diplomatic principles! You could take such classes as:I can't decide which is funnier... the post or simply the idea that Reagan is so revered by the right that the wing-nuts will completely rewrite his biography before he even dies. (Which will happen just before the election... just my own pet theory of an October suprise.)
- Economics 101: Greed is Good
- Economics 102: Screw the Poor
- Economics 333: Avoiding Taxes Through Wealth
- Diplomacy 205: Other Nations are Evil
- Diplomacy 301: Speaking Softly And Carrying a George Lucas Movie
When John Kerry released his military records to the public last week, Americans learned a lot about Mr. Kerry's exceptional service in Vietnam. They also learned a lot about the Republican attack machine.This Hibbard fellow said he had received worse injuries from a rose bush. What a hypocritical jerk.
The evaluations were uniformly glowing. One commander wrote that Mr. Kerry ranked among "the top few" in three categories: initiative, cooperation and personal behavior. Another commander wrote, "In a combat environment often requiring independent, decisive action, Lt. j.g. Kerry was unsurpassed." The citation for Mr. Kerry's Bronze Star praises his "calmness, professionalism and great personal courage under fire."
In the United States military, there's no ideology — there are no labels, Republican or Democrat — when superiors evaluate a man or woman's service to country. Mr. Kerry's commander for a brief time, Grant Hibbard, now a Republican, gave Mr. Kerry top marks 36 years ago.
Now the standards are those of politics, not the military. Despite his positive evaluations, Mr. Hibbard recently questioned whether Mr. Kerry deserved one of his three Purple Hearts.
What's the signature pattern of the president's life?
When he faces a challenge or a tough scrape, he lets his family and friends bail him out, do his fighting for him. You see it again and again through failed businesses, legal scrapes, the whole matter of ducking service in Vietnam and then getting help cleaning up subsequent unfortunateness while he was serving in the Texas Air National Guard.
...George W. Bush has faced three opponents (McCain, Gore and Kerry) since he came onto the national political stage ... He's had his lieutenants attack the service of each one.
...The president wants to challenge John Kerry's military service. So he gets Karen [Hughes] to do it for him....
But here's some free advice for Kerry.
Don't get mixed up on the details. Take this directly to the president. Tell him to turn over a new leaf in life and stop being a coward. If the president wants to attack or question your war record or what you did after the war, tell him to do it himself.
Spintronics as a field is about 15 years old, established when IBM invented a sensor that could detect the spin of an electron. IBM took advantage of the spin of electrons to create disk-drive heads that could read data stored in much smaller areas on a disk drive. Those ``giant magnetoresistive'' heads debuted in 1997 and they improved the storage capacity of disk drives by 100 to 1,000 times.There are days it is reasurring to see that people can continue down the path of discovery and innovation regardless of the madness of politics and war. Perhaps this is one of the greatest benefits of living in our time.
Additional evidence that Cheney played an early planning role is contained in a previously undisclosed National Security Council document, dated February 3, 2001. The top-secret document, written by a high-level N.S.C. official, concerned Cheney newly formed Energy Task Force. It directed the N.S.C. staff to cooperate fully with the Energy Task Force as it considered the melding of two seemingly unrelated areas of policy: the review of operational policies towards rogue states, such as Iraq, and actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields.And all this time we thought Cheney wanted to shade the fact that BushCo was going to allow snowmobiles back into Yellowstone.
One lesson is that even though we are the world's only remaining superpower — as we were before Sept. 11, 2001 — we are seriously threatened by an ideological war within Islam. It is a civil war in which a radical Islamist faction is striking out at the West and at moderate Muslims. Once we recognize that the struggle within Islam — not a "clash of civilizations" between East and West — is the phenomenon with which we must grapple, we can begin to develop a strategy and tactics for doing so. It is a battle not only of bombs and bullets, but chiefly of ideas. It is a war that we are losing, as more and more of the Islamic world develops antipathy toward the United States and some even develop a respect for the jihadist movement.It's too bad that using your brain is reason to be forced out of the current administration.
“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz
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