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Friday, October 28, 2005


Alton Brown

Not to be outdone,...

Hg... Mercury
You scored 54 Mass, 39 Electronegativity, 75 Metal, and 10 Radioactivity!

Quicksilver. You are a contradiction in terms and the largest most
grave flaw in this classification scheme... you defy all expectations
because, while your interactions with things should be marked by
intransigence, inflexibility, and singlemindedness, you manage to slip
through and engulf problems and concepts with an impossibly fluid
grace. You are an unknown quantity, and one that subsumes others and
forces them to reexamine their entire paradigm. Okay, I'm just throwing
out grandiose sentences now because I can't rationalize where mercury
falls in this scheme... be proud though... its awesome.

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Who Wins in the Long Run?

Take a look at these two 13-year-old girls:

Most people think "cute, blonde, wholesome, All-American girls"

(Personally, I think "sweet! In 3 years, they'll be legal!" but, that's me)

Actually, they're part of a white-supremacist group called "Prussian Blue." Their songs praise the Third Reich and the glories of Nazism.

White bloggers have posted messages expressing their distaste and revulsion at such an aberration.

Meanwhile, black rappers constantly put out CDs full of white hatred and are praised by fellow blacks, rewarded by rap-oriented magazines, shielded by the First Amendment, and they reap millions of dollars in sales.

A few weeks ago, a neo-Nazi group held a rally in Toledo, Ohio. They were there, in part, under the guise of pointing out problems with roaming, black gangs. They were most likely also there to stir the s**t a little at the behest of one elderly white man with an axe to grind against his black neighbors.

The locals didn't appreciate the presence of the neo-Nazis, so,....those same roaming black gangs showed their displeasure by randomly burning buildings and cars, throwing rocks at those who save their asses every day (PD, FD, EMS) and causing the city to get a big, public black eye!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Note: This post has been linked to the Stop the ACLU's Weekend Trackback Party!

It's My Blog-iversary!

Yes, folks, 1 year ago today, I began my steady, relentless and inexorable quest to conquer the blogosphere!

This time last year, I was pushing, prodding, and screaming to get people to vote (for W, natch) so we didn't have a repeat of the 2000 Sore/Loserman debacle.

And to the nearly 6000 hits I've gotten, a big thank you, but especially:

Hugs and kisses to the blogladies: ALa and AB, Kitty, and Katey

Long-Distance Hugs to: Alia and MataHarley, who have become disturbingly quiet

High fives to my blogchildren: Medic Mike and Budda

Handshakes to Jay and Gribbit
(I promise I'll have an original anti-ACLU post soon!)

The Big Middle Finger to Dan Rubin, DanielUA and Will "My Panties are in a" Bunch

Is this my valedictory?

No Way, says the TrekMedic!

I'll be around for quite some time. Why?
  • Rick Santorum needs to get re-elected in '06.
  • Hillary Clinton needs to get defeated in '06 AND '08!
  • Idiots, losers and thugs like Saddam, Osama bin Laden and John Street need to be swinging from a gallows
  • And someone needs to counterbalance this immature Socialist assholes who are now celebrating "Fitzmas!"

Note: This story is now linked to the Stop the ACLU's Weekend trackback party!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

How Much is Your Blog Worth?

HT to Charlie on the Turnpike:

My blog is worth $62,663.94.

How much is your blog worth?

Damn! That's pretty cheap for all of my hot air!

OK,..Budda and Medic Mike,...what about you guys?

An Anti-ACLU Rant for 10/27/05

Crossposted from Stop The ACLU

First of all, I want to thank you on behalf of Stop The ACLU, all of our contributors, and supporters. It is an honor to have this interview with you. We appreciate the Alliance Defense Fund does for America by fighting the ACLU, and protecting life, and liberty.

1 Could you tell us a brief summary of how ADF came about?

Enough was enough. Dismayed by years of the erosion of liberty through activist courts in1993, thirty-five leaders of various Christian ministries came together to discuss the growing legal threats to religious freedom, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family and the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) was born. ADF's purpose was to develop sufficient means to win - through training, strategy, coordination, and funding to support litigation. In just eleven short years, ADF has trained over 850 allied attorneys, 405 law students, and provided funding for over 1,500 cases, including twenty-six victories at the Unites States Supreme Court.

2. What inspired you to write your new book, The ACLU vs. America?

In December 2003, I appeared on the O'Reilly Factor to discuss the ACLU's legal attacks on the public celebration of Christmas. During that interview, Bill O'Reilly asked, tongue in cheek: "Isn't the ACLU an organization that started out with good beginnings, but has just gotten off track over the past decade?" There was no way to answer it in a 25-30 second sound bite. Craig Osten (my-co-author) and I pondered O'Reilly's question and realized that most Americans believe this myth that the ACLU had good roots. We knew that the truth had to be told: that the ACLU had a completely different agenda for America right from the start, an agenda that sought to legally undermine every American institution in order to reshape our nation as the ACLU and its founders saw fit.

3. What would you say to those people who say that just because the ACLU was founded on Communism does not mean that they still have communist goals?

Baldwin fastidiously claimed he was not a communist, and in fact, purged the ACLU board members who actually belonged to the party when Stalin and Hitler linked arms in 1939. Despite this, Baldwin had repeatedly expressed admiration for the Soviets and had many communist and socialist allies. In an interview a few years before his death, ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin said to Peggy Lamson (a former ACLU board member): "The Communists say, we don't care what the majority says, this minority is right, and if we can impose our will on the majority, we will do so." This type of self-image sums up the modern-day ACLU, which has demonstrated, time and time again, blatant disregard for the will of the people and the democratic process. For example, the ACLU has filed or supported lawsuit after lawsuit to either block public votes on constitutional amendments affirming traditional marriage, or to overturn the results (which have yet to be in the ACLU's favor). When Alaskan voters passed a constitutional amendment in 1998 affirming marriage as between one man and one woman, the ACLU's former executive director said: "Today's results prove that certain fundamental issues should not be left up to a majority vote."

4. I have read in your book that the ACLU filed a brief in favor of legalizing child pornography. When I wrote about this, many people wanted solid proof. Where can one see in the record how the ACLU defended this?

There are several examples. The files at the U.S. Supreme Court are a good starting point. In 1983, the ACLU submitted a friend of the court brief in the case of New York v. Ferber, arguing that the distribution of child pornography is protected by the First Amendment. The ACLU Policy Guide states: "The ACLU believes that the First Amendment protects the dissemination of all forms of communication. The ACLU opposes on First Amendment grounds, laws that restrict the production and distribution of any printed and visual materials even when some of the producers of those materials are punishable under criminal law." ( i.e. child pornography).

In the mid-1980s, when I serving as the Director of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography, the then-legislative counsel of the ACLU testified that it was the ACLU's position that once child pornography was produced, there should be no government restriction on its sale and distribution.

5. Recently a judge in California ruled that the Mt. Soledad cross was unconstitutional despite the majority of San Diego voters supported keeping the cross. What are your thoughts on judicial activism in America today? Should judges be using international law in interpreting the Constitution?

In his biography by Peggy Lamson, Roger Baldwin said: "I placed my faith in the courts…" What he meant by that was that he knew the ACLU could not achieve its aims through state and federal legislatures or by taking their case to the people. He knew that the courts would be the most useful method of imposing the ACLU's agenda on the people. The outgrowth of that strategy is the judicial activism we see today, where the ACLU and its allies are using the courts to deny the expressed will of the people and to impose new laws via judicial fiat. In the Mt. Soledad case, the ACLU attorney James McElroy expressed his disdain for the majority when he said after the vote: "It still doesn't mean a damn thing. Voters should have never voted on it."

ADF believes that judges should interpret the Constitution as written and consistent with its original meaning. It is not an "evolving document" with emanations from penumbras as judicial activists' state.

As far as international law, this is just another example of how the ACLU has tried to change the rules to get their way. They came to the realization that the Constitution can only be stretched in so many ways, that they are eventually going to reach a limit with how far they can advance their agenda with domestic laws and courts alone!

I think Chief Justice John Roberts said it quite eloquently during his confirmation hearing when asked about international law. He said: "Looking at foreign law for support is like looking out over a crowd and picking out your friends. Foreign law, you can find anything you want. If you don't find it in the decisions of France or Italy, it's in the decisions of Somalia or Japan or Indonesia or wherever." He went on to state that international law was a misuse of legal precedent and we would wholeheartedly agree.

Nevertheless, the ACLU, along with its former counsel Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, have been the biggest proponents of using international law as precedent to undermine our national sovereignty, which millions have sacrificed and died to defend and preserve.

6. What do you find is the biggest threat to liberty in our society today? How can we counter this?

The biggest threat to liberty today is the agenda of advocates of homosexual behavior, which Craig Osten and I detail in our previous book, The Homosexual Agenda: The Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today. The ACLU has helped develop much of this agenda and has worked very closely with these advocates. The ultimate goal of many homosexual activists is to progressively silence and punish any dissenting viewpoints when it comes to homosexual behavior. In places such as Sweden and Canada, people with sincere religious objections to homosexual behavior are facing fines, loss of employment, and even imprisonment for expressing their views.

How can we counter this? First of all, we can show up. When ADF and its allies have shown up against legal advocates of homosexual behavior in the courtroom, with the training, strategy, and coordination to win, we've been successful in defeating the agenda of homosexual advocates, including same-sex "marriage."

Secondly, it will take resources. The ACLU and its allies, including radical advocates of homosexual behavior, have tremendous financial resources at their disposal. The ACLU Foundation has $175 million in assets. The Gill Foundation, whose mission is to push the homosexual agenda, has spent millions of dollars to achieve its aims. The Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal and Defense and Education Fund, and Planned Parenthood, all have massive amounts of funds, including millions from corporate America, to spend.

Thirdly, Americans need to become educated on the threats to liberty, and that is why we wrote the ACLU book, as well as our previous book on the homosexual agenda, to awaken the majority of Americans who still respect the values of life, liberty, and family that made our nation great.

7. Is it possible to reform the ACLU? Can they be changed, or is countering them the only option?

It's not a public company and is controlled by a private board. It's tough to "reform" an organization that had a very different agenda for America right from the beginning. In addition, they have had eighty years to build the legal precedents that they have used to advance their agenda, and even if the ACLU went out of existence today, those precedents would still be in place. Therefore, it is going to take a long-term, strategic effort to reverse those legal precedents, and put new ones in place that affirm religious freedom, the sanctity of life, marriage and the family.

8. What is your strategy in fighting the ACLU? Are there other ways people can get involved?

ADF has a four-fold plan to fight and eventually defeat the ACLU. That plan is training, coordination, funding, and direct litigation. Our goals include training at least 5,000 allied attorneys over the next ten years to take on the ACLU and its allies and building an in-house attorney mentoring program - to train and equip the next generation of attorneys. But you train all the attorneys you want, and if they do not have a coordinated plan of action, it is not going to make much of a difference. That is why ADF focuses on strategic coordination to make sure that we are working in unity towards a common goal of reversing the legal damage inflicted by the ACLU and its allies on our nation, rather than working against each other. Thirdly, we make sure that when our allied attorneys show up in court to take on the ACLU, that they have the necessary financial resources to win. ADF has funded over 1,500 grants for legal cases and projects in just eleven years. Finally, ADF wants to grow litigators, lawyers on our staff who are actively involved in defending religious freedom, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.

9. Currently there is legislation in the House by Congressman Hostetler that is asking to reform the attorney's fees act in the Civil Rights Act to not apply in Establishment Clause cases. Does ADF support this?

We talk about the need to reform this in our book, as it has become a financial cash cow for the ACLU and one of their weapons in their campaign of fear, intimidation, and disinformation to force public officials to bow to their agenda. While ADF does not delve into legislative issues, we hope this effort by the congressman passes to fix this loophole which the ACLU has exploited for years to bully towns and municipalities into compliance.

10. Do you support grassroots efforts like Stop The ACLU.Com and Stop The ACLU.Org in informing the people of the ACLU's actions and other civil liberties groups? How can we motivate others to get involved? What would your advice be in helping our organization's success?

ADF is thankful for any efforts that raise awareness of the ACLU's dangerous agenda for America and encourages citizens to get involved in combating it. I believe that the American people are increasingly rejecting the ACLU's agenda as more and more of it is brought into the light. Keep on doing what you are doing, highlighting the ACLU's most recent outrageous statements and positions, and I am sure your efforts will be successful.

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Is This the Direction of Our Society?

So today, I'm sitting in my ambulance, when I hear a call on the police radio.

The unit was dispatched for a disturbance, inside, mother versus child.

As the officer acknowledged the call, further information revealed it to be a mother with an 11 year-old son, "very angry and throwing things."


In my day, we called that a "tantrum."

In my day, throwing a tantrum in front of your mother lead to you being sent to your room with a sore behind and having to hear the following gut-wrenching and shorts-soiling phrase:

"Wait until your father gets home!"

Nowadays, we need to tie up the local police to do this???

Monday, October 24, 2005

E-A-G-L-E-S!!! at 4-2

Fly, Eagles, Fly!
On the road to vic-tor-y!
Cry, Chargers, Cry!
We beat you and your LT!
He ran high,..
He ran low,...
But he's nothing like our TO!
So, Fly, Eagles, Fly!
On the road to vic-tor-y!



Do Clothes Make The Man?

Much has been written about the NBA's new dress code, as enforced by commissioner David Stern.

Personally, I could care less about basketball, as its not my sport, but I don't see all the hue and cry (and cries of racism - go figure) from the players.

Steven A. Smith recently wrote:

Long after the whining and moaning subside and the polarizing effects of race dissipate, NBA players will be stuck in the unfamiliar position of having to look in the mirror - and nowhere else - for all the travails concerning their sullied image. The white-man-is-bringing-us-down excuse can last only so long. The same can be said concerning commissioner David Stern. At some point, at some time, the realization that a player's culpability for whatever ails the NBA's image extends beyond the court, especially when that assertion is virtually echoed by the players' own union.

What I apparently fail to grasp is this: What's so hard about dressing (and by extension, acting) like a human being? Has anybody ever watched the NFL after-game reports? Players like Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, Dhani Jones for the Eagles AND their opponents are always dressed to the nines. They have style, they exude professionalism and class, and they have a look of self-confidence. What sort of role models are NBA players being, dressing like half-witted street thugs? Maybe THAT'S the problem at heart: you can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear!

Who Da Thunk it?

Saw this today in the Philly Inkwaster:

Posted on Mon, Oct. 24, 2005

Lawyer tells Amnesty meeting tale of a Guantanamo detainee
By Tina Moore
Inquirer Staff Writer

His torturers in Morocco took a razor blade to Benyam Mohammed al-Habashi's genitals and told him to admit he had dined with top al-Qaeda officials, human rights attorney Clive Stafford Smith told about 300 people in Philadelphia yesterday.

But that and other abuses - some so heinous that Stafford Smith promised not to repeat them publicly - were not the worst of what happened to al-Habashi in Afghanistan, Stafford Smith said.

But that's not the worst of the torture,...

"He said none of the torture was as bad as being stuck in a dark room for 20 days and forced to listen to [rap artist] Eminem," said Stafford Smith, speaking at Amnesty International's 2005 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference.

And remember dear readers, most rappers (at least those that can read) support the Democratic Party!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell

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Times Editor: Miller May Have Misled on CIA Leak Info
Saturday, October 22, 2005

WASHINGTON — Judith Miller's (search) boss says the New York Times reporter appears to have misled the newspaper about her role in the CIA leak controversy.

In an e-mail memo Friday to the newspaper's staff, Executive Editor Bill Keller (search) said that until Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald subpoenaed Miller in the criminal probe, "I didn't know that Judy had been one of the reporters on the receiving end" of leaks aimed at Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson.

"Judy seems to have misled" Times Washington bureau chief Bill Taubman (search) about the extent of her involvement, Keller wrote.

Taubman asked Miller in the fall of 2003 whether she was among the reporters who had gotten leaks about the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame.


Miller and Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, discussed Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame, in three conversations in the weeks before the CIA officer's status was outed by columnist Robert Novak.


In response, Miller told the Times that Keller's memo was "seriously inaccurate," the newspaper said in a story for Saturday editions. It reported that in a memo to Keller, Miller wrote she "never meant to mislead Phil (Taubman), nor did I mislead him."

As for Keller's remark about "my `entanglement' with Mr. Libby, I had no personal, social, or other relationship with him except as a source," Miller wrote.

TrekMedic's Musings:

What's this? Saint Judith of the Left Wing lying?? And why hasn't the MSM picked up on this?
Yeah,..I know,..that last part was rhetorical!

A Religion of Peace?

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(Here, too)

Continuing a series started by fellow anti-ACLU bloggers, this story popped up today:

Muslims Riot Outside Church in Egypt

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) - Thousands of Muslims rioted outside a Coptic Christian church Friday to denounce a play deemed offensive to Islam, prompting police to beat protesters and fire tear gas into the crowd, officials said. One person died and more than 90 were injured.


The Interior Ministry described the protesters as ``fanatic elements'' who ``escalated a negative reaction to a play.'' The ministry said about 5,000 Muslims marched to the church after Friday noon prayers at mosques.


The riot was sparked by the distribution of a DVD of a play that was performed at the church two years ago. The play, ``I Was Blind But Now I Can See,'' tells the story of a young Christian who converts to Islam and becomes disillusioned.


He denied the play was offensive to Islam because its Christian hero is ultimately saved by a Muslim friend.

Egyptian security officials accused Islamic militants of distributing the DVDs to stoke sectarian tensions ahead of legislative elections Nov. 9.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest Islamic group, denied any involvement in Friday's demonstration.

Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 70 million people, who are overwhelmingly Muslim. Accusations of forced conversion are common in the country.

A Personality Test

Yes, Budda and Medic Mike,..I actually have one,....

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Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||||||||| 74%
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My Halloween Costume

Treacherous Ravenous Explorer-Kidnapping Maiden-Eating Demon Inflamed by Cruelty

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Which Historic General Are You?


You scored 61 Wisdom, 58 Tactics, 56 Guts, and 46 Ruthlessness!

Leader of the Gauls, a chieftain of the Arverni. He was the leader of
the great revolt against the Romans in 52 BC. Julius Caesar, upon
hearing of the trouble, rushed to put it down. Vercingetorix was,
however, an able leader and adopted the policy of retreating to heavy,
natural fortifications and burning the Gallic towns to keep the Roman
soldiers from living off the land. Caesar and his chief lieutenant
Labienus lost in minor engagements, but when Vercingetorix shut himself
up in Alesia and summoned all his Gallic allies to attack the besieging
Romans, the true brilliance of Caesar appeared. He defeated the Gallic
relieving force and took the fortress. Vercingetorix was captured and,
after gracing Caesar's triumphal return to Rome, was put to death.

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Cracks in the Arab Armor?

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Posted on Thu, Oct. 20, 2005

Fast-paced diplomacy turns up heat on Syria

By Sally Buzbee
Associated Press

CAIRO, Egypt - Forget Iraq. The real action for the United States, France and the United Nations this week has been their feverish behind-the-scenes work on another Mideast hot spot - Syria.

In a swirl of diplomatic maneuvers, the Americans have been talking to the Russians and French, the French and British have been talking to the Lebanese, and - perhaps most startling of all - the Palestinians have been talking to the Lebanese, too.


As it faces the prospect that the United States and allies will push for tough new U.N. sanctions, one of the Arab world's last hard-core authoritarian governments is starting to show serious cracks.


Syria, which dominated Lebanon for decades, has always wanted armed Palestinian fighters on Lebanese soil as a bargaining chip in its standoff with Israel.

With Lebanon free of Syrian troops since April, talks such as the ones in Paris, if they eventually bear fruit, could pave the way for more movement on the Palestinian-Israeli stalemate - movement that would leave Syria increasingly irrelevant.


Even in the Arab world, Syria is growing more isolated.

TrekMedic's Musings:

Hmm,...Maybe we'll take out the Syrian regime without firing a shot,...??

More Philliness

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Drama Unfolds Atop Philadelphia City Hall

Todd Quinones

(CBS 3) PHILADELPHIA Drama unfolded Thursday evening from atop City Hall where Philadelphia Councilman Rick Mariano was refusing to come down.

Police say the councilman had climbed to the top of the North Tower just before 5:30 p.m. and had apparently threatened to commit suicide.

Mayor Street, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Johnson and several other city representatives went up to the tower to reason with the Councilman.

CBS 3 spoke with Local 98 President John Dougherty who was also in the tower with Mariano and Mayor Street. Dougherty said the situation was under control and they had successfully talked down Mariano.


CBS 3 had spoken with Councilman Mariano earlier in the day Thursday and Mariano had said he expected to be indicted on federal corruption charges sometime next week.

Where's does the "Philliness" play into this?
Well,...it would be unfair of me to directly point to Councilman Mariano at this time. Anyone who contemplates taking their own life is in pretty dire straits, so I'll give him some breathing room. Here's the Philliness:
  1. Mariano's actions and upcoming indictment are yet another symptom of Philly's "Pay-to-Play" corruption.
  2. All things considered, people like his majesty,..er,..I mean, Mayor John Street and IBEW chief (scumbag) John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty are going to come up as heroes for talking Mariano down.
  3. The media will have a field day with this, thus taking attention away from the P2P source, the mayor himself.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Here's the Pot Calling the Kettle Black!

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Mugabe compares Bush, Blair to Hitler at UN event

By Philip Pullella
ROME (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday railed against U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, calling them "international terrorists" bent on world domination like Adolf Hitler.


Mugabe accuses Britain and the United States of working to unseat him because of his forcible redistribution of white-owned commercial farms among blacks, which has helped plunge his country into its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1980.


Relations between the United States and Zimbabwe have also soured in recent years, Washington accusing Mugabe's government of human rights abuses and election rigging.

In January U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice named Zimbabwe alongside Cuba, Belarus, Myanmar, Iran and North Korea as "outposts of tyranny."

U.S. officials said last month Washington was preparing to impose travel sanctions on Mugabe, members of his government and their extended families.

TrekMedic muses:

Calling Bush "Hitler?" This coming from a moron who has allied himself with a man who calls himself "Hitler!" See David Plotz's "The Scheming Survivor"

While you're at it, read Samantha Power's "How to Kill a Country," too!

Top 10 Greatest Albums

The University of Penn's radio station, WXPN 88.5, recently played out the Top 885 albums of all time.

Here's the Top 10:

Monday October 17, 2005
# 10 – THE BEATLES – Rubber Soul
# 9 – THE BEATLES – Revolver
# 8 – THE CLASH – London Calling
# 7 – U2 – The Joshua Tree
# 6 – THE BEATLES – The Beatles (White Album)
# 5 – BOB DYLAN – Blood On The Tracks
# 3 – PINK FLOYD – Dark Side Of The Moon
# 2 – THE BEATLES – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
# 1 - THE BEATLES - Abbey Road!!!!!!!!

TrekMedic Muses:

Wow! The Beatles listed 5 of the final 10! Cool!
Personally, Led Zepplin's Physical Graffiti or Allman Brothers' Live at the Fillmore could replace Bob Dylan on this list.
And if I hadf it my way, Sgt. Pepper would be ahead of Abbey Road by 1 place.
Why? Sgt. Pepper was the Beatles opus to a Victorian English propriety that was being displaced in the UK by the "mod" scene and a sea change took England in a totally different direction (not unlike the hippies here).

Anybody else agree/disagree with this list?

Great Joke!

HT to ALa and AB at Blonde Sagacity:

While visiting his niece, an elderly man had what was apparently a
The woman drove wildly to get him to the emergency room. After what
seemed like a very long wait, the E.R. doctor appeared, wearing his
scrubs and a long face.

Sadly, he said, "I'm afraid that your uncle's brain is dead, but his
heart is still beating."

"Oh, dear," cried the woman, her hands clasped against her cheeks with

"We've never had a Democrat in the family before!"

Sunday, October 16, 2005


I don't know whether to classify this as Philliness or more DoubleStandardradnatSelbuoD?

Anyway,.it appears DanielUA from YoungPhillyPolitics is upset that Channel 6 might (might) be catering to the right too much!

Media Watch: Why Does Inside Story Cater to the Right Wing?
Submitted by DanielUA on Sun, 10/16/2005 - 11:56am.

I am more soliciting answers here, but, for the second time in the last month or so, I randomly came acrosss Inside Story on Channel 6. For those who haven't seen it, Inside Story is trying to be a local version of any of the right v. left, current event "news" shows, and is hosted by Monica Melpass. And, for the second time, I was surprised that out of the four local talking heads that were featured, 3 were clearly conservatives.

Does this make a whole lot of sense? In a City like Philly, you are effectively acting like the conservative viewpoint is the dominant view of the locals? In Philadelphia? Really?

Has anyone else seen the show? Was the 3 to 1 balance the same? Seems pretty weird.

A tart, rather sublime reply was left by yours truly.


Yes, readers, I'm creating a new word today to describe the political climate (silliness) in the City of Philadelphia. (Kinda like that 'sniglet' nonsense a few years back, but I digress...)

This week's Philliness pertains to my favorite target, Mayor John Street.

The Mayor, out of the kindness of his pockets,..I mean, heart,...recently accepted dozens of New Orleans evacuees after Hurricane Katrina.

They were "temporarily" placed in an old Philadelphia grade school that was hastily-converted to a shelter.

They are still living there.

Now, out in the Philly suburbs, at least 13 housing units are being donated by landlords to house these people.

Why aren't they in these apartments yet??

Officially, the Street Department of BS and Bunk is calling it a 'miscommunication.' Apparently, the city isn't 'prepared' to handle such a mass movement. I say 'bulls**t!' The city had no problem years ago relocating hundreds of people when they imploded our "towers of terror" housing projects and replacing them with townhomes, so why can't you move a few dozen evacuees out of a temporary shelter??

The TrekMedic begs to muse differently:

1) Why would Mayor Street place these people out of the city and, therefore, out of the reach of the city's 4.25% wage tax?

2) The available living units probably aren't run by the Department of Street (that's John, his son Sharif, and brother Milton, BTW) and, therefore, they (nor their cronies) can't make money of the deal.

More Philliness will follow on a non-regular basis.


Saturday, October 15, 2005

Because I'm Bored,...

Courtesy of ALa over at Blonde Sagacity:

You are Kermit the Frog.
You are reliable, responsible and caring. And you
have a habit of waving your arms about

"Hi ho!" "Yaaay!" and
"How Green Was My Mother"

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Friday, October 14, 2005

An Anti-ACLU Rant for 10/13/05

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It happens somewhere in America almost everyday. Some small school, city counsel or County Courthouse gets sued. Perhaps your town has a historical monument to honor the dead from WWII that just so happens to be shaped like a cross. Or maybe your child's school will be having a winter break instead of Christmas this year. Whatever it is, don't fool yourself...it could happen to your town. And what will happen when it does? What will happen when the ACLU comes into your backyard? Will your town stand up for its religious liberties, or fold? The ACLU will go full force and has plenty of money to back it up. Does your town have the funds to defend itself? The ACLU has the backing of huge liberal groups, funded to the tee. How doe your town stack up?

Don't think it couldn't happen to you. Right now, there are those out there watching it happen to them. What can you do? If the ACLU wins, guess who pays for it? Thats right, you do.

I found the following at ReclaimAmerica.Org

U.S. Representative John Hostettler has introduced legislation which seeks to prevent the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from collecting millions of dollars in court awards when they seek to remove symbols of the Christian faith from society.

The Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 (H.R. 2679) would prevent secular organizations from collecting attorney fees after suing communities to remove memorial crosses, Ten Commandments displays, or any other vestige of the Christian faith. The legislation reads, "The remedies with respect to a claim under this section where the deprivation consists of a violation of a prohibition in the Constitution against the establishment of religion shall be limited to injunctive relief."

I found this at

ACLU Generates Revenue in Courtroom Campaign

$156,960 Nebraska

The ACLU was awarded $156,960 after a judge overturned an amendment to the Nebraska Constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The amendment was approved by 70 percent of Nebraska voters.

$790,000 = San Diego

The ACLU was given $790,000 after suing to nullify a lease between the city of San Diego and the Boy Scouts of America. A federal judge sided with the ACLU, ruling that the Boy Scouts are a religious organization because they require kids to pledge an oath to God and promise to live a "morally straight"

$150,000 = Barrow County (Ga.)

The ACLU was awarded $150,000 after suing to remove a display of the Ten Commandments from the Barrow County Courthouse.

$615,500 = Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court established the Florida Bar Foundation and then commissioned the foundation to provide $615,500 to the ACLU of Florida between the years of 1990 and 1997.

$121,500 = Kentucky

The ACLU was awarded $121,500 after suing to remove a monument outside of the Kentucky Capitol building.

$277,000 = Kentucky

The ACLU was awarded a whopping $277,000 after suing to overturn a state law against abortion in 1994.

$299,500 = Kentucky

In 2001, the ACLU was awarded more than $299,500 after suing to overturn abortion regulations in Kentucky.

$50,000 = Tennessee

A Tennessee County was forced to pay the ACLU $50,000 after losing a legal battle to preserve a display of the Ten Commandments.

$37,037 = Loudoun County (Va.)

The ACLU was awarded $37,037 after winning a lawsuit to prevent a Loudoun County (Va.) from installing pornography filters on public library computers.

$175,000 = Alabama

Following the lawsuit, involving former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building, state taxpayers were forced to pay nearly $550,000 in attorney fees and court costs. Of that, $175,000 went to the ACLU.

$63,000 = California

Taxpayers were forced to give the ACLU a whopping $63,000 after their lawsuit to remove a World War One Memorial Cross from the Mojave National Preserve.

$74,462 = Habersham County (Ga.)

The ACLU received $74,462 from Georgia taxpayers after suing to remove a Ten Commandments display from the Habersham County (Ga.) Courthouse.

$25,000 = Pulaski County (Ark.)

The ACLU was awarded $25,000 after suing an Arkansas county for telling the child's parents that the 14-year-old boy was living an openly gay lifestyle in school.

$135,000 = Cobb County (Ga.)

The ACLU is scheduled to receive $135,000 from Cobb County taxpayers, after suing the county to remove warning stickers from the district biology books. The stickers simply read, "Evolution is a theory, not a fact."

$75,000 = Pasco (Wash.)

The city of Pasco, Washington was forced to pay the ACLU $75,000 after they lost a lawsuit to remove the painting of a naked woman from the Pasco City Hall.

$52,000 = Seattle (Wash.)

Residents in Seattle, Washington, were ordered to pay $52,000 to the ACLU — for defending a student's "right" to mock the assistant principal in a sexual online parodies … sodomizing Homer Simpson and appearing in Viagra commercials.

$6,000,000 = American taxpayers

The ACLU, along with other pro-abortion organizations, have shared in court awards estimated to be worth roughly six million dollars following the Supreme Court's decision in which they declared the Nebraska partial birth abortion ban unconstitutional. Reportedly, these lawsuits affected thirty states.

$18,000 = London (Ohio)

After suing London, Ohio, for allowing their football coach to host a voluntary prayer for athletes, the ACLU was awarded $18,000 in attorney fees.

$110,000 = Multnomah County (Oregon)

Incredibly, Multnomah County taxpayers were asked to pay a whopping $110,000 after the ACLU sued them for allowing the Boy Scouts of America to recruit on public school campuses.

$111,000 = Operation Rescue

Operation Rescue was ordered to pay the ACLU $111,000 after losing a lawsuit in which the ACLU sought to prevent the organization from picketing near abortion clinics.

$230,000">San Diego (California)

San Diego residents were forced to pay $230,000 in legal costs in an effort to defend the Mount Soledad Cross (a memorial to the Korean War) from an ACLU lawsuit. The Korean War Memorial had been established in 1952.

Don't let it happen to your town, or if it is going to happen...don't pay for it. Reclaiming America has put together a petition that already has over 100,000 signatures. We also have a petition asking for the same thing, to stop taxpayer funding of the ACLU in Establishment Clause cases. You can sign both petitions here. Help us curb the secularization of America.

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Random Thoughts for the Day

Just the usual muttering from my brain:

  • OK,..Da Iggles got their asses handed to them by the Cowp*****s, and the season is already over???
  • 500,000+ fewer people in the stands and the Phillies' Dave Montgomery finally figured it out and changed GMs. 5000 fewer subscriptions to The Inkwaster and maybe we can get them to go a little more mainstream?
  • "Commander in Chief" is reportedly being used by Hollyweird to soften us up to the possibility of a female president (presumably Hillary Clinton). Any resemblance between the two went out the window in last night's episode. On TV, President "Mac" is in a stable marriage and is actually raising her children. Hillary is married to a redneck who can't keep his pants zipped and would prefer to have her Utopian "Village" raise a generation of village idiots.
  • Some wurds (with apologies to George Carlin): In New Jersey, Democrat Jon Corzine is running against Republican Doug Forrester for governor. In a recent Corzine ad, a Forrester quote from a speech is used against him. What caught my attention was this: the group Forrester addressed was labeled "anti-choice!" Anti-choice?? Are the Democrats so afraid of their own constituency that they can't even get the phrase "pro-life" to come out of their mouths???

Monday, October 10, 2005

Chop This!

OK,..so the Atlanta Braves have won 14 straight division titles.

How many World Series rings in that stretch? One!

I guess the road to the big dance doesn't go through Atlanta after all!

When I Rule the World,....

Taking over the planet, one blog at a time.

First, I unleashed the dementia that is Medic Mike's "Orbs of Confusion."

Now comes my next blogchild,....Budda's "Whatever!!!"


Finally, the prayers of hundreds of thousands of Phillies fans have been answered!

Ed Wade has been fired!

An enormous tip of the batting helmet needs to go to the folks at Fire Ed Wade.com

And here's Mr. Wade, showing his usual catatonic reaction to being fired:

And to this I say: "Don't let the turnstile hit you in the ass on the way out, Ed!"

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Another Attack on the Christian Right

"Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christinas" Rep. John Hostettler (R. Ind)

That said, comes the latest niggling attack on Christian values, courtesy of our friends at the Stop the ACLU blog:

Attacking Jesus? Mt. Soledad Cross Unconstituional
by Jay on 10-07-05 @ 10:06 pm Filed under Uncategorized

“We need to attack Jesus…”
- atheist Philip Paulson, who filed a lawsuit challenging the presence of the cross on city land in 1989.

A California judge has ruled that San Diego’s Proposition A, a voter initiative to preserve the Mt. Soledad War Memorial by transferring the property to the National Parks Service, is “unconstitutional.”

The proposition, which was approved in July by over 75 percent of San Diego voters has now been invalidated by the opinion of one judge.


Judge Patricia Cowett found Friday that maintenance of the cross is an “unconstitutional preference of religion.”

Cowett also said transferring ownership of the 43-foot cross and surrounding property to the federal government is an “unconstitutional aid to religion.”

“The court hereby finds the ordinance placing Proposition A on the ballot and Proposition A unconstitutional, and therefore invalid and unenforceable. Maintenance of this Latin Cross as it is on the property in question, is found to be an unconstitutional preference of religion in violation of Artical I, Section 4, of the California Constitution, and the transfer of the memorial with the cross as its centerpiece to the federal government to save the cross as it is, where it is, is an unconstitutional aid to religion in violation of Artical XVI, Section 5, of the California Constitution.” read the entire ruling.


San Diegans for the Mt. Soledad National War Memorial, sponsors of Proposition A, offer swift reaction to the ruling. Soledad National Chairman Phil Thalheimer was appalled by the decision:

“We completely disagree with Judge Cowett’s ruling. Like so many of our most treasured national monuments that employ faith emblems, Mount Soledad is a secular memorial dedicated to those who sacrificed in the cause of freedom.

This ruling is a slap in the face to both veterans and voters-seventy-five percent of whom voted to keep Mount Soledad as it is, where it is. This smacks of the worst kind of judicial activism. Judge Cowett already attempted to undermine the preservation of this sacred symbol by forcing a minimum 2/3 supermajority for passage just a few days before the July 26 election.

As we predicted, the people rose to the occasion and overwhelmingly approved Proposition A. Now, Judge Cowett wants to change the rules after the game has already been played. It is this very kind of radical activism from the bench that risks turning democracies into dictatorships.”

Jay eventually asks: "When did our nation come under the power of judges?"

Jay, it happened when likes of the ACLU, ACT-Up, George Soros and every "Friend of Bill" moved to place the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens and David Souter on the bench.

He also asks: "The people spoke, and the people were overruled. Is that really a democracy? Is this what our founding fathers intended. Is this truly the land of the free?"

Not when you have the might of the ACLU beating down every bastion of the society that our founding fathers created and that keeps the very moral fabric of this country together.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

EAGLES - (Revisted)

For a change, the Daily Fishwrapper got it right!

Yes,..an Iggles fan has painted the Dallas Cowgirls logo in the bowls of all his toilets!

Buy that man a beer!

What I've Learned from Poker

Yes, the TrekMedic plays poker at least once a week. Its a good way to blow off steam.

  • Never judge a book by its cover
  • Patience, patience, patience
  • Strike while the iron is hot
  • No matter how good its tastes, NEVER eat homemade turkey chili during a game.
Why? Turkey is loaded with tryptophan. Y'know,..the stuff that makes you SLEEP!

It was a great game,..."I see your 25 and raise you another,..zzzzzz"

Actually,..in all honesty, "Buddha" makes one hell of a great meal. Next time, more habaneros!


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An Anti-ACLU Rant for 10/6/05

Yesterday, the new session of the Supreme Court opened with the controversial topic of assisted suicide. The legal debate is over States rights, but for America the real debate is a moral one. The "death with dignity" crowd plea that someone who is terminal and suffering should be allowed to die in a less painful way. There may be many of you that agree, but I think this opens the pandoras box. Once we hand over power to the medical community to determine who is fit to live, we open the door for some Dr. Death type zealot to step in. Many doctors feel if they were compelled by the State to comply with the wishes of a patient to help them die, it would be a violation of their hypocratic oath. North American Patriot points out from an article in the Scientific American Of the 34 euthanasia cases, Ogden found that half were botched and ultimately resulted in increased suffering. This is where the moral line gets drawn.
"The ACLU recognizes the right of a patient to euthanasia..."--ACLU Policy Guide of 1986. They have also went to the defense of many in assisted suicide cases, and other "right to die" cases See here. In 1988 the ACLU supported a proposal in Michigan that would allow a panel of physicians to determine whether a person is terminally ill and mentally competent to choose to have a physician-assisted death.

These were all voluntary cases involving terminally ill people, so what is the problem? The problem is a moral one, and another case for the slippery slope argument. It is based on the intentions of our founders.

The ACLU attempts to promote euthanasia and assisted suicide in the guise of "the right to privacy". Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not private acts. Instead, they involve one person participating directly in the death of another. This is a matter of public concern since it can lead to significant abuse, exploitation and degradation of care for some of the most vulnerable people among us.

Oregon, the Netherlands and Belgium are the only places in the world where laws specifically allow euthanasia or assisted suicide. Oregon permits assisted suicide. The Netherlands and Belgium allow both euthanasia and assisted suicide.

We can learn some important lessons of such concepts from history:

"In October of 1939 amid the turmoil of the outbreak of war Hitler ordered widespread "mercy killing" of the sick and disabled.

Code named "Aktion T 4," the Nazi euthanasia program to eliminate "life unworthy of life" at first focused on newborns and very young children. Midwives and doctors were required to register children up to age three who showed symptoms of mental retardation, physical deformity, or other symptoms included on a questionnaire from the Reich Health Ministry.

The Nazi euthanasia program quickly expanded to include older disabled children and adults. Hitler's decree of October, 1939, typed on his
personal stationery and back dated to Sept. 1, enlarged "the authority of certain physicians to be designated by name in such manner that persons who, according to human judgment, are incurable can, upon a most careful diagnosis of their condition of sickness, be accorded a mercy death."Source

Could this happen in America? I fear we have opened a door that could very well push us in that direction. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of this law, many other states could follow suit. First its voluntary, then we get into the issue of guardianship, which can lead to sick babies, deformed babies, etc...

Many of you will not like what I have got to say, but here it is...I'm gonna go evangelical on you; an individual has no right to take their own life. It is important to understand this. Allow me explain.

The opening refrain of the Declaration of Independence provides the necessity of an absolute standard upon which the rule of law must be based:

"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident:

That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;...
" Declaration of Independence

First of all, and most importantly, notice who the founders believed endowed us our rights. Then notice that while the right of life was granted, there is no right to choose your death.

Thomas Jefferson said, "the chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that, and you have abandoned all."

Abraham Lincoln was faced with the same issue when he questioned the institution of slavery. He said,"I should like to know if taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon priciple, and making exceptions to it, where it will stop. If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?"

The individual is granted the gift of life by God. Who has the right to take it away? A legal guardian? A Court? In my opinion, the only one who has the right to take away life is the Creator who granted it. If you put that right into the hands of the individual, a panel of doctors, a legal guardian, or the judicial system, you have given up that right. God grants our rights, not the State. If the State granted rights it could take them away, and that is where the danger lies.

Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not about giving rights to the person who dies but, instead, they are about changing public policy so that doctors or others can directly end or be involved in ending another person's life. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not about the right to die. They are about the right to kill.

Life is not the gift of the State. To give consent to the State to be involved in the taking of human life is to grant a right to the State that does not belong to it, a license to kill. It allows the State to exercise a "right" over something that was not the State's to give in the first place. For human life belongs to God's realm, not the government's.

In order to protect any rights we must protect all rights, beginning with the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Our best hope for civil liberties protection is not the ACLU, but to return to the rule of law based on the inalienable right to life endowed to all men by their Creator. The rule of law intended by our founders.

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Breaking News!

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NYC Ups Subway Security After Bomb Threats
Thursday, October 06, 2005

NEW YORK — Authorities stepped up security on the city's mass transit system Thursday after receiving a credible threat that the New York City subway may be the target of a terrorist attack (search) in the coming days.

I'm posting this as I've just walked away from the dinner table, afraid I'd lose a well-cooked meal!

It didn't take SeeBS News more than 10 minutes to use this story to once again attempt to ridicule the W Administration. According to SeeBS sources (the only TRUE ones, right?), not every federal department sees the same threat in this information; therefore, the administration, once again, not on ths same page regarding terrorism, and hasn't been since 9/11!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Phillies Post-Mortem

OK,...the season is over (Thanks a f**king lot, Cubs!)

Now,..for 2006,...

1 - Guys, call your realtor:
  • David Bell, Mike Lieberthal, Rheal Cormier, Ugeth Urbina
2 - Guys, call a Philly realtor:
  • Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Endy Chavez, Aaron Fultz
3 - A hearty pat on the back and I'll buy you a cheesesteak from Tonmy Luke's when you're in town:
  • Kenny Lofton
4 - Rookie of the Year (unless the voting is fixed):
  • Ryan (First Base or Bust) Howard
5 - National League MVP:
  • Jimmy Rollins
6 - The 2005 Put Up or Shut Up Award:
  • Billy Wagner. He got 40 saves and said the Phillies didn't have it in them to make the playoffs. Give the man the money he wants,...maybe Ed (the Inbred) Wade will listen to him!
The 2006 Opening Day Line-Up:

1B - Ryan Howard
2B - Chase Utley
SS - Jimmy Rollins
3B - Trade for Bell
RF - Bobby Abreu
CF - Jason Michaels/Shane Victorino
LF - Pat Burrell
C - Rod Barajas
P - John Leiber

**That's my opinion and you're entitled to it!**

Another Reason to Hate Ze French!! (Again)

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HT to Vulture's Row for this story.


STRAY dogs are being skewered on hooks and dragged behind boats as live shark bait, The Sun can shockingly reveal.

The cruel practice takes place on French-controlled Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, where Prince William spent two holidays.

A six-month-old labrador pup was recently found ALIVE with a huge double hook through its snout - like the dog above - and another through a leg.

The pup was found in a coastal creek and is thought to have somehow freed itself from a fishing line.

But other dogs and kittens have been chomped up and swallowed by sharks.

The RSPCA plans to petition the French government, demanding an end to the hideous torture.

Monday, October 03, 2005

E-A-G-L-E-S!!! at 3-1

Fly! Eagles! Fly!
On the road to vic-tor-y!
Cry, K-C, Cry!
You got spanked on Fox TV!
You scored low,...
We scored high,....
Dick Vermeil just wants to cry!
Fly! Eagles! Fly!
On the road to vic-tor-y!!!