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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The TrekPoll Results

Thank You for Taking Part in the Nancy Pelosi TrekPoll.

Here are the results:

Is Nancy Pelosi guilty of living a double standard?

Yes - 24 - 63.2%
No - 14 - 36.8%

If you answered "YES," does that make her a hypocrite?

Yes - 19 - 67.8%
No - 9 - 32.2%

Finally, are you a:

Republican - 24 - 80.0%
Democrat - 4 -13.3%
Libertarian - 1 -3.3%
Other - 1 - 3.3%

Take the Trek Poll

A simple questionnaire for you regulars:

Squeaker of the Mouse Nancy Pelosi has spoken effusively about her children and grandchildren and how they've shaped her management style. Yet, she is the de facto head of the Democratic Party, which supports abortion on-demand at every level of government involvement.

The Polls have Been Taken Down. Thank You For Voting. The Results can be Found Here.

Is Pennsylvania Finally Headed in the RIGHT Direction?

LOOK OUT, Hillary! Watch your step, Barack!

If the 2008 presidential election were held today, Republicans John McCain or Rudy Giuliani would beat Democratic front-runners Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, according to the latest Daily News/Keystone Poll.

No Republican presidential candidate has won Pennsylvania since George H.W. Bush beat Michael Dukakis in 1988.

In the presidential showdown, Sen. McCain beat Sen. Clinton 45 percent to 41 percent and beat Sen. Obama 43 percent to 37 percent.

Former New York City mayor Giuliani proved even more popular. He beat Clinton 53 to 37 percent and beat Obama 52 percent to 32 percent.

Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College, which conducted the poll, said that McCain and Giuliani benefitted by being viewed as moderate Republicans.

"Both of these guys are not party regulars; they're not identified in the same way with the Republican party," he said.

It's a good thing they aren't viewed as the same kind of Republican as the current president, George W. Bush, whose popularity in Pennsylvania is at an all-time low.

Madonna also noted that while Pennsylvania has gone Democratic in the last four presidential elections, it has been mostly by small margins.

"It's trended Democrat, but it's still marginal enough that [Pennsylvania] is going to be a major player," he said.

Clinton may be fighting an upward battle here. The poll showed that 46 percent of registered voters gave her a "not favorable" rating. Only 32 percent viewed her favorably, while 17 percent were undecided and 5 percent didn't know.

"In Hillary's case she has high negatives for two reasons: one, the belief by many that she's polarizing, and the second one is the war," said Madonna, referring to Clinton's refusal to admit a mistake in voting to authorize military action in Iraq.

Obama might have room to grow, according to the results. His ratings were 31 percent favorable, 15 percent unfavorable and 20 percent undecided. But the highest percentage - 34 percent - said they don't know enough about him, which suggests he could still impress voters.

"Obama, the people who know him like him," Madonna said. "His problem is he's got to become better known. He's still kind of a media creation."

There are also the gender and race factors. Clinton would be the first woman, and Obama the first African-American, elected president. Could that be motivating Pennsylvania's voters to go Republican?

Madonna said he didn't think that was the main reason, saying he thought Clinton's negatives and Obama's lack of name recognition were bigger issues.

"If you're going to ask me if I think there's some residual problems with electing a women or an African-American, yes," he said. "Do I think they can overcome it? Yes."

Women voters favored Clinton over McCain, but were evenly split between McCain and Obama. But female voters chose Giuliani over both Clinton and Obama.

African-American and Latino voters vastly preferred Clinton and Obama to McCain and Giuliani.

John Baer has an opinion piece here.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Well,...This Explains a LOT About Our European "Allies!"

A German brother and sister who have four children together are calling for the country's incest laws to be abolished so that they can continue their sexual relationship.

Patrick Stubing and his sister Susan — who grew up separately — have had three of their children taken into foster care.

Two of the children have disabilities although it is not known if these are due to inbreeding or because they were born prematurely.

Click here for more headlines from Europe.

Stubing spent two years in prison for incest and faces another jail term unless the legislation is overturned.

The couple's supporters said the law is archaic and harks back to the Third Reich's obsession with racial purity.

They want Germany to follow the example of countries such as France, Belgium and the Netherlands where incest is no longer punishable.

The siblings were born into the same family but Patrick was not living with them when his sister was born.

Sharia in West Philly?

No,...the latest Radio Air Polluter isn't being reviewed here (not that it'll ever happen anyway)!

Major H/T to AlexC at PAWaterCooler:

Filed under Cities - Philadelphia by AlexC

Daily Pennsylvanian

For students living on Beige Block, the potential move of the liquor store closer to the area may be a godsend. [not sure i would have used that phrase -ed]

But to Ahmed Rushdie, the news is nothing less than “insulting.”

Officials familiar with the negotiations say that there are talks to move the 41st and Market streets liquor store to 43rd and Walnut streets, a location close in proximity to a K-8 school and a community mosque.

The Masjid Al-Jamia Mosque is located at 4228 Walnut St., while the Penn-Alexander school is at 4209 Spruce St.

Rushdie, a professor in Penn’s Near Eastern Language and Civilizations Department and a board member of Masjid Al-Jamia, says the move raises serious issues for Muslims in the area - under Islamic law, it is illegal for Muslims to consume alcohol.

A Philly “operative” for the blog LittleGreenFootballs, posts a picture of the mosque in question AND it’s current neighbors.

University City Beverages, which sells take out “cold beers.” Next door to that place is a pizza parlor that also has take out sixers.

Charles Johnson adds…

So there are two places to buy liquor already, right across the street from the mosque. It seems clear that this isn’t really about a liquor store at all; it’s about the mosque leaders flexing their political muscle.

Comments, compliments or complaints? Contact AlexC...

Monday, February 26, 2007

Well,...it Isn't About a Bald, Psychotic Singer, or a Dead, Walking Advert for Silicone Implants,...

So,...obviously, the usual suspects (CeeNoNews, SeeBS, MSMSNBC) haven't said much about this VERY IMPORTANT, NON-OSCAR AWARD-RELATED story:

BAQOUBA, Iraq — U.S. and Iraqi forces have seized a large weapons cache that includes parts for sophisticated roadside bombs that are believed to originate in Iran, U.S. military investigators said.

Military officials said that the arsenal is one of the biggest found north of the Iraqi capital and contains components for so-called EFPs — explosively formed projectiles that fire a slug of molten metal that can penetrate armored vehicles.

The U.S. military has said elite Iranian corps are funneling EFPs to Shiite militias in Iraq for use against American troops.

Earlier this month, U.S. officials showed reporters in Baghdad pieces of EFPs they said were directly traceable to Iran.

An informant tipped off Iraqi police to the weapons stash Saturday, the military said in a statement. It was discovered near Baqouba, the provincial capital of Diyala province, about 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.

A military official declined to link the weapons to any particular militant group, but said the cache was found near a village where the Mehdi Army militia of anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are strong.

Remember folks: Nothing to see here. Just move along!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Is This Some Sort of Joke?

SWANTON, Vt. — Plans for a high school workshop by a gay advocacy group are getting a lot of scrutiny in the northwestern corner of the state.

A conservative radio talk show host has criticized Mississquoi Valley Union High School officials for allowing the two-day series of panel discussions with a group dedicated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. It's scheduled for next month.

Paul Beaudry — host of radio shows on WRSA in St. Albans and WDEV in Waterbury — has called for the invitation to the group Outright Vermont to be revoked. That group wants to discuss ways to combat bullying and violence.

"I don't think this should be in the schools. If you go to their Web site, they're all about recruiting children into the homosexual lifestyle," said Beaudry, whose child attends the school.

The upcoming workshops were one of the subjects of a School Board meeting Thursday, which drew a crowd of about 75 that was nearly evenly divided between supporters and opponents. Neither the school board nor the superintendent indicated the workshops would be canceled.

Several parents questioned the nature of Outright Vermont's work. They said they worried the group's message conflicted with many families' Christian beliefs.

"I know the gays have their rights, but what about the other children?" asked Tammy Rowell, a parent from Highgate. "There's got to be some other way."

Outright Vermont was invited to the school in January by the Gay Straight Alliance, said Outright executive director Lluvia Mulvaney-Stanak.

MVU senior Josh Mashtare, president of the school's Gay Straight Alliance, said the goal was to broaden students' education.

"We want to have a different view of bullying, to open up the school and make it more diverse. Having Outright Vermont here is going to make the school so much better," Mashtare, 18, said.

The school sent letters to students' families in preparation for the workshops offering to let students stay home. The same arrangements were made at Williston Central School last year when there were similar complaints.

"The school's been incredibly cooperative," Mulvaney-Stanak said.

Al, Gored

H/T to JG from Now for Something Different:

Friday, February 23, 2007

A World Without the United States

Cross-posting from Three Sources:

Just remember that, all of you one-world, UN-loving, hold-my-enemy's-hand ass-kissers!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Absorbine, Jr. Mouthwash Award Goes to,...

Al Franken!

HT to Charlie for this gem:

Will an anti-gay slur bring down the curtain for Al Franken?

Kevin Aylward at Wizbang brings us this:

"It's not preppies, cause I'm a preppie myself. I just don't like homosexuals. If you ask me, they're all homosexuals in the Pudding. Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia."

Former Air America host and current candidate for US Senate (MN) Al Franken, joking about the 1975 gay-bashing murder of Knight-Ridder newspapers heir John Shivery Knight III to the Harvard Crimson in 1976.
Bonus: Franken begs the reporter to put the quote in The Crimson...

I know, I know... it was 30 years ago, right?

President Bush had accusations of some unseemly behavior 30 years ago, but there's always talk of it; but we mustn't dare speak of Sen. Ted Kennedy's (D) exploits at Chappaquiddick.

The late Sen. Strom Therman (R) ran for president as a segregationist in the 1940's, but don't dare mention Sen. Robert Byrd (D) holding office as a KKK recruiter in his youth.

I can go on, but why bother?

I'll be surprised if the MSM covers this story.

The TrekMedic adds:

No kidding, Charlie. When would the MSM EVER post anything bad about the darling of the leftist media?

Why the TrekMedic Thinks Rugby ROCKS!

Unfortunately, the Fox Soccer Channel has stopped carrying Super 14, NRL, and NPC Rugby!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

No Liberal Media Bias, Huh?

HT to Colossus of Rhodey for this jaw-dropper:

Far left conspiracy theory rants are not enough to lose the praise of a CNN anchor. On the February 20th addition of American Morning, anchor Soledad O’Brien announced that Spike Lee won a Polk award for his film When the Levees Broke. The man who does not think it is "far fetched" that the levees in New Orleans were bombed, earned praise from O’Brien who editorialized, "if you haven’t seen it, you should really run out and get it" and added, "good work Spike!" Additionally, it is very telling that such conspiracy theories can win one a journalism award. The transcript is below.

Soledad O’Brien: "Director Spike Lee, who's been helping us on this project, helping hand out the cameras and giving the kids some tips for shooting, and becoming really film makers. We have a little congratulations in order for him today. His documentary, called When the Levees Broke, it won the George Polk award, which of course, is one of the top prizes in journalism. It showed the government's failed response to Katrina. If you haven't seen it you should really run out and get it. So a big congratulations to Spike Lee for this honor. Good work Spike!"

Oops! He Did It, Again!

T. Milton Street Sr., who last week announced his candidacy for mayor of Philadelphia, was handcuffed and jailed for five hours yesterday on charges that he ignored traffic tickets in two South Jersey towns.

Street, 67, who is facing trial on federal corruption and tax evasion charges, said he was "totally shocked" by yesterday's events, which began when a Moorestown patrolman who knew that his township had a warrant for Street's arrest recognized the former Pennsylvania state representative and hot dog vendor buying a newspaper in a 7-Eleven store.

After posting $3,250 bail, Street was freed from the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly.

With the cold wind whipping his black overcoat, Street strode through the glass doors of the jail and straight toward a mob of photographers and reporters.

He wondered why he had been arrested just days after he announced his candidacy.

"I thought these tickets were paid," he said, adding that the tickets were a decade old and that he "just forgot."

This is not his first traffic trouble. In 1991, while he was a top aide at Traffic Court, he racked up unpaid fines of $2,559 and scoffed, "Why... should I pay" when a reporter asked about his record. After he was fired from his job, he assaulted two court officers and complained that his rights had been violated.

He showed some of that same spirit yesterday, saying his mayoral campaign would be unfazed by the trouble.

"Why would I just say I was running if I wasn't?" he asked angrily. "Do you think I just want the publicity?" He said he planned to announce soon a "radically aggressive" solution to Philadelphia's gun problem.

Street was arrested on warrants issued in July 2004 by Moorestown and Pennsauken, charging him with numerous traffic violations and contempt of court for either failing to attend court hearings or failing to pay the fines, said Moorestown Officer Jason Burk. Burk did not know details of the traffic violations.

The courts were closed yesterday because of President's Day and no information was available.

Burk, who was aware of the warrant, recognized Street at the convenience store at Lenola Road and Camden Avenue. He and another officer took Street into custody as he was purchasing a newspaper.

"He looked a little shocked and surprised, and said he thought the violations were taken care of," said Burk. "He didn't struggle, fight or resist."

Burk said Theresa Ragunan, whom he called Street's common-law wife, was parked outside. After neither she nor Street could immediately post the bail, Street was taken to the county jail. Ragunan later came up with the money and Street was freed shortly after 3 p.m.

Street's younger brother, Mayor Street, learned of the arrest yesterday afternoon, said his spokesman Joe Grace. The mayor had no comment.

Ragunan lives in a house she owns on New Albany Road in Moorestown, an address also listed on the federal indictment that accuses Milton Street of pocketing $2 million in Philadelphia International Airport consulting fees and failing to report the money as income.

Milton Street, in announcing his candidacy on Thursday, insisted that he lives in Philadelphia. He bristled yesterday at residency questions. To run for mayor, a candidate must have lived in the city for the last three years.

Street declared: "I sleep in Philadelphia. I vote in Philadelphia. I never owned a home in Jersey. You can follow me home and sit and eat... if you don't believe me."

"You guys are so biased," Street told reporters. "The only reason I was arrested in Jersey is because I had tickets in Jersey."

The TrekMedic sighs:

Yup,...that's mayoral material for you: Another comedy sketch from the Street Family Minstrel Show!

From the "Religion of Peace" Files,...

Check out these stories and you can see how the Democrats learned their double-standard, hypocritical political style from their allies - the Islamofascists!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Muslim cabdriver from Somalia ran over two college students near Vanderbilt University after getting into an argument with them about religion, police said.

Ibrahim Ahmed, 37, a driver for United Cab, picked up two men near the Vanderbilt campus early Sunday morning, Capt. Mike Alexander of the Nashville Police Department said, referring to the incident report.

The two men, reportedly college students from Ohio who were visiting Nashville, were on their way back to the campus.

A conversation about religion ensued between the driver and his two fares. The local FOX affiliate in Nashville confirmed from a friend and fellow co-worker that Ahmed is a Sunni Muslim from Somalia.

At some point, according to the police, the two men exited the cab, and the cabbie also got out. They paid him his fare, and then they exchanged words.

According to the incident report, Ahmed then returned to his cab as the students fled on foot. Ahmed then allegedly drove across a parking lot, jumped a curb and struck the two men.


Ahmed, charged with assault and attempted homicide, is being held on $300,000 bond. He also was also charged with theft because police said the license plate on his cab was listed as stolen.

"We are working with the police to see what happened," United Cab manager Cherrie Machado said.

"I don't believe he will be working here anymore, but that is up to the licensing cab board — whether they will pull his permit — and the owners of the company."

(TM - Note that he was neither charged with any terrorist-related charges or any hate-crime charges!)

A Pakistani minister and woman’s activist was shot dead Tuesday by an Islamic extremist for refusing to wear the veil.

Zilla Huma Usman, the minister for social welfare in Punjab province and an ally of President Pervez Musharraf, was killed as she was about to deliver a speech to dozens of party activists, by a “fanatic”, who believed that she was dressed inappropriately and that women should not be involved in politics, officials said.

Usman, 35, was wearing the shalwar kameez worn by many professional women in Pakistan, but did not cover her head.

The attack happened in Gujranwala, 120 miles southeast of Islamabad, where the minister’s office is based. As Usman, 35, stepped out of her car – where she was greeted by her co-workers throwing rose petals - the attacker pulled out a pistol and fired a single shot at close range, hitting her in the head. She was airlifted to hospital in the provincial capital Lahore, but died soon afterwards.

The TrekMedic thinks:

"Religion of Peace" my big, fat, hairy white ass!

(Sorry to any regular readers offended by that image!)

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Pathology of Liberalism

Major HT to Let Freedom Reign

This may explain why SillyS**ts still doesn't get why Empress Nancy is a living, breathing, double-standard espousing, hyprocrite:

From the inception of psychology over 100 years ago, conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, narcissism and Tourette’s syndrome were thought to be psychological in origin – and that with enough therapy, enough blaming inadequate parenting, enough talk, enough delving into “feelings,” the sufferer could be treated successfully or even cured.

We now know – thanks to tools like PET scans, MRIs, and pharmaceutical advances – that these condition are all biological in nature, more receptive to medications, augmented with behavioral techniques, than to any of the other “therapies” that were inflicted so ineffectually on millions of people over the past many decades.

The scans, in fact, have revealed the specific areas of the brain that give rise to anger, revenge, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, stuttering, pathological lying, cheating, manipulation, obsessive-compulsive behavior, depressive disorders, even cravings for chocolate!

How do we know these conditions are biological? Because in addition to the fact that medications have treated these mental disorders successfully (for example, Haldol for psychoses, lithium for bipolar disorder, Wellbutrin for depression, and Xanax for anxiety), they have identical symptoms (albeit some more severe than others) in people who are raised in luxury high-rises in Buenos Aires, slums in Los Angeles, kibbutzim in Israel, huts in rain forests, and penthouses in Manhattan. And also in people raised in both happy and dysfunctional homes.

What we also understand is that most intractable mental conditions seem to be genetically driven, rooted in centers of the brain that are still not fully understood. Perhaps this is why political affiliation – with exceptions, of course – seems to run in families.

Read the rest…

A great excerpt here:

"Liberals, like children, live in a world of utopian dreaminess, clinging to a narrow, circumscribed reality and believing that if everyone would just be nice to each other – let’s talk, let’s chat – all the noisy death threats and pesky suicide bombings would go away, and all those grumpy grownups in the current administration would see the light."

Sunday, February 18, 2007

DoubleStandarddradnatSelbuoD from Empress Nancy?

The following statements were made by Squeaker of the Mouse Nancy Pelosi in the January 2007 issue of AARP Magazine:

- Having five children in six years is the best training in the world for speaker of the House," says Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi.

That's how she honed her organizational skills, says Pelosi, 66, who made sure to attend the birth of her sixth grandchild, Paul Michael Vos, just hours after the Democrats won the House elections that would make her the first woman speaker.

"When my children were young, time was my most precious commodity," she told the AARP Bulletin. "It made me the ultimate multitasker and master of focus, routine and scheduling."

- November was so exciting for me: Democrats had victories from coast to coast; my youngest daughter gave birth to my sixth grandchild; and my Democratic colleagues nominated me to represent them as Speaker.

- I view my role in politics as an extension of my role as mother and grandmother. The reasons I came to Congress are simple: the children, the children, the children.

- The House Democratic Caucus is blessed by the diversity of its members. Just as I do as a mother, as speaker, I intend to do a great deal of listening. But when necessary, I am not afraid to use my mother-of-five voice to ensure that I am heard.

All of which has the Trekmedic pondering:

Isn't it odd that the de facto head of the Democratic Party, a political party that is resoundingly pro-choice (pro-abortion, pro-pre-natal murder, etc), should constantly talk effusively about how many of her own children and grandchildren she had? Imagine if she practiced what she preached? Guess she CAN have her cake and eat it, too, huh?

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Political Philliness Has Hit the Fan!

Separated at birth?

"I'm in! I'm in! I'm getting in the mayor's race... . It's my time now. I'm back. I'm back on the scene." - Milton Street

JUST IMAGINE what a week it'll be for T. Milton Street, the mayor's big brother, hot-dog vendor extraordinaire and federal criminal defendant.

On Monday, May 14, he's slated to stand trial on fraud and tax charges.

The next day, he could be nominated for mayor.

May 15 is primary election day, and if Milton wins the Democratic nomination, he'd be a shoo-in to succeed his brother, Mayor John Street.

"I'm in! I'm in!" Milton Street, 67, proclaimed yesterday after picking up nominating petitions in City Hall. He needs a thousand valid signatures by March 6.

"I'm getting in the mayor's race," he said. "I'm getting in to deal with this gun issue, these illegal guns... . It's my time now. I'm back. I'm back on the scene."

He promised to file his petitions on Wednesday and then begin stirring up the race, which now includes five Democrats and a lone Republican.

He wasted little time. First he wondered why state Rep. Dwight Evans didn't run for House speaker.

"What kind of deal did Evans make? You don't give up the speaker of the House to be the mayor of Philadelphia," Street said.

Street called another mayoral rival, former Councilman Michael Nutter, "The Watermelon Man," after the 1970 movie starring Godfrey Cambridge as a white man who suddenly became black.

In Street's view, Nutter is "white-oriented" in his policy ideas such as a "stop and frisk" policy that he asserted would violate the rights of minorities.

Evans chuckled upon hearing of Street's candidacy and comments, and noted the scores of gun-control hearings he's scheduled across the state.

Nutter had a similar reaction. (TM - So did most Philadelphians with an IQ bigger than their shoe size!)

"It's a little hard to take Milton Street seriously, but I guess he missed the fact that 73 percent of the people killed last year were black men and I'd like to protect them," he said.

The biggest hurdle to a Street candidacy might be meeting the city charter requirement that he be a city resident for the three years preceding the election.

Last April, he got tossed from the primary ballot as a state House candidate because a Commonwealth Court judge concluded he was neither a city nor a Pennsylvania resident.

According to his federal indictment, he lives in Moorestown, N.J. Street said he just spends time there with a "lady friend" and doesn't own the home.

"I live wherever I sleep," Street said. "I am domiciled in Philadelphia... . I have always been domiciled in Philadelphia."

Asked where he sleeps, Street said, "Wherever I am when I get tired. I lay down and sleep."

The Milton Street candidacy had the extended Street political family scrambling for the most carefully parsed responses to the news.

Joseph Grace, Mayor Street's spokesman, said the mayor has not talked with his brother about his intention to run for mayor.

"Candidates are still in the process of gathering signatures on nominating petitions, filing those petitions and then withstanding any potential challenges," Grace said.

But Shawn Fordham, Milton Street's nephew by marriage and a former top adviser to the mayor, said in an e-mail: "The Street name on any ballot should be taken seriously by anyone running for that office."

Sharif Street, the mayor's son, a lawyer who last week announced as a City Council at-large candidate, wasn't talking about any surge in support for him owing to his uncle's announcement.

Through a spokeswoman, he said he foresees no real political impact, adding, "I believe the citizens won't let this distraction affect my campaign."

Milton Street insists he's innocent of the federal charges that he failed to pay federal income tax on more than $2 million in consulting income and attempted to defraud a potential airport contractor.

"I haven't done anything wrong," he said. "I haven't been convicted of anything. What do you want me to do, run around and act like I did something wrong?"

The TrekMedic shakes his head and thinks:

1) Just what Philadelphia needs: another psychotic reject from the Street Family Minstrel Show!


Thursday, February 15, 2007

More Philliness

By Marcia Gelbart
Inquirer Staff Writer

Mayor Street, in one of the last big speeches he will make before leaving elected office next January after 27 years - the last eight as mayor - both celebrated his successes and sought to shape an agenda for his successor yesterday.

For 38 minutes, he talked to regional business leaders about the opening of the city's new sports stadiums and the airport's considerable expansion. He reminded them of his administration's consistent focus on children and after-school programs. He touted the months-old smoking ban, the city's wireless program, and, most recently, the successful effort to keep Thomas Eakins' The Gross Clinic painting in Philadelphia.

And lest anyone forget, Street mentioned some things twice - such as $1.2 billion in tax cuts enacted on his watch.

"Over the last seven years, we have laid the groundwork for future progress," Street told a crowd of hundreds at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's annual mayor's luncheon, held at the Sheraton City Center Hotel. "We have prepared this city for tomorrow."

The chamber responded in kind to Street, with a seven-minute, Comcast-sponsored film whose title said it all: "A Valentine Tribute to Mayor John F. Street." In it, about a dozen community and business leaders looked back on the mayor's achievements. (TM - Gagggg!)

Street's ties to the business community have been tenuous for years, with corporate leaders complaining, especially in his first term, that they largely felt ignored by him.

Even now, he has yet to deliver on old promises. Three years ago, for instance, Street vowed to deliver the chamber $1 million so it could better market the region. One $500,000 check came last year. City Commerce Director Stephanie Naidoff said yesterday the remaining $500,000 would arrive before this year's end.

The Trekmedic is beside himself with laughter:

Hey, Mayor Feces-for-Grey-Matter - here's a salute for ya:

Democrats for Dummies

MINNEAPOLIS — Comedian Al Franken said Wednesday he will run for U.S. Senate in 2008, confirming his long-suspected plans to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.

Franken's announcement came on the final day of his radio show on Air America. The former "Saturday Night Live" performer's celebrity instantly makes him a heavyweight contender and brings national attention to the Minnesota race.

"Minnesotans have a right to be skeptical about whether I'm ready for this challenge, and to wonder how seriously I would take the responsibility that I'm asking you to give me," Franken said in a video clip posted on his Web site.

"I want you to know: nothing means more to me than making government work better for the working families of this state, and over the next 20 months I look forward to proving to you that I take these issues seriously," Franken said in a transcript of the clip.

Though Franken has a well-known name and is likely to be well-funded, he's expected to be challenged by several other Democrats, including wealthy trial attorney Mike Ciresi.

Franken, 55, was born in New York City but grew up in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He graduated from Harvard University in 1973, and in 1975 he and writing partner Tom Davis joined the writing staff of "Saturday Night Live" during its first season. They soon started appearing in sketches, and Franken remained a fixture on the show well into the 1990s.

And now,..for the Democrats who actually read this blog, a version of the story you can understand:

See Al Run.

Run, Al! Run!

Can you imagine what Franken's campaign slogan is going to be?

"Al Franken for Senator: He'll Do to Minnesota What He Did for Air America!"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Darwin Was Right,......

BRUSSELS, Belgium — An animal lover was mauled to death by cheetahs after entering their cage at a zoo in northern Belgium, authorities and zoo officials said Monday.

Karen Aerts, 37, of Antwerp, was found dead in the cage, Olmense Zoo spokesman Jan Libot said. Police said they ruled out any foul play.

Authorities believe Aerts, a regular visitor to the zoo, hid in the park late Sunday until it closed and managed to find the keys to the cheetah cage.

"Karen loved animals. Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust," Libot said.

One of the cats that killed Aerts was named Bongo, whom the woman had adopted under a special program. She paid for Bongo's food, Libot said.

Animal rights group GAIA called for the immediate closure of the zoo, located 55 miles northeast of Brussels, saying it was unsafe for both visitors and the cats.

Rudy Demotte, the Belgian minister responsible for animal welfare, sent a team to investigate.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Another Cheap Shot Fired From the Left

LOS ANGELES — Without "American Idol" to worry about, the Grammy Awards bounced back strongly in the ratings this year. An estimated 20.1 million people watched the Dixie Chicks take home every trophy they were eligible for Sunday night. That's up 18 percent over last season, according to Nielsen Media Research.


The Dixie Chicks won all five awards they were nominated for, including album of the year for "Taking the Long Way," and record and song of the year for "Not Ready to Make Nice," their defiant anthem penned songwriter Dan Wilson. It was sweet vindication after the superstars' lives were threatened and their record sales plummeted when feisty lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush on the eve of the Iraq war in 2003. Almost overnight, one of the most successful groups of any genre was boycotted by Nashville and disappeared from country radio.

With "Taking the Long Way," the women relied on renowned producer Rick Rubin's guidance for an album that was more rock and less country. (Rubin, who also produced "Stadium Arcadium," was honored as producer of the year.)

The standing ovations the Chicks received Sunday illustrated how much the political climate has changed regarding the Iraq war, and even Bush.

"That's interesting," Maines crowed from the podium after the country award was handed out earlier in the night. "Well, to quote the great 'Simpsons' _ 'Heh-Heh.'

"Just kidding," added Maines. "A lot of people just turned their TVs off right now. I'm very sorry for that."

Bandmate Emily Robison noted, "We wouldn't have done this album without everything we went through, so we have no regrets."

(Did someone say "Hamlet?")


Just a reminder to the citizenry of the blogosphere: The Grammys are an industry award handed out by the Recording Industry of America and are not based on sales or radio play figures.

That being said, isn't it just typical of how the Leftywood crowd continues its infantile digs at the Bush Administration?

Oh, and one last piece of info on the Ditzy Chicks' popularity, from Fox News:

Will their Grammy success help The Dixie Chicks regain their popularity with the country music audience?

a. Yes

b. No

c. Not sure

43,253 total votes

Great! Another Kennedy Who Needs His Mouth Corked!

WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Joe Kennedy fired off a letter Monday in response to a Florida congressman's calls for him to stop airing television commercials that heap praise on Venezuela for its providing discounted heating oil to low-income U.S. households.

"If your moral indignation requires that we not accept the discount oil to distribute to our most vulnerable families, then that same high moral standard should require that you not drive your car because it, too, probably uses gasoline made from Venezuelan oil," Kennedy wrote in a letter sent to Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.

"Maybe the fact that you live in Florida diminishes your concern for those who have to forgo food or medicine to pay for heat or turn to dangerous heating sources to stay warm, risking their lives to brave the cold," Kennedy wrote. "If so, maybe you could advocate that they move to your district to alleviate the need to figure out ways to protect them."

In a letter sent earlier in the day, Mack scolded Kennedy for the television ad that Mack says pays tribute to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, "a sworn enemy of the United States."

In the ad, Kennedy, founder and president of Citizens Energy Corp., a nonprofit energy company, thanks Venezuela and Citgo, a Houston-based oil company owned by the Chavez government, for contributing heating oil to low income senior citizens.

"I am Joe Kennedy. Help is on the way. Heating oil at 40 percent off from our friends in Venezuela at Citgo," Kennedy says in the commercial.

Click here to watch the Citizens Energy Corp. commercial.

Mack said Kennedy's link to Venezuela sends the wrong message of support for Chavez.

"Hugo Chavez is using Joe Kennedy in a charade to try to deflect attention from the fact that his own country economically and politically, is falling part," Mack told FOX News. "I don't know how, in good conscience, you can, as an American, stand up and support someone like Hugo Chavez."

In the letter to Kennedy, Mack wrote: "Venezuela's Communist President Hugo Chavez is a sworn enemy of the United States. That is why there is absolutely no excuse for you to be praising him in television commercials and media interviews for any reason whatsoever."

Mack's letter continues: "While you have gone out of your way to publicly praise Hugo Chavez, he's gone out of his way to crush the hopes and dreams of the Venezuelan people and to destabilize freedom, democracy, and the United States interests throughout the Western Hemisphere."

Click here to read Mack's letter.

Mack said the partnership is not providing discount oil, but allowing Chavez a venue to "exploit his apologists in the name of public relations. Sadly, you have chosen to actively participate in his charade, even as he continues to attack the United States, our leaders, and freedom-loving people everywhere."

Last year, Chavez, who has nationalized many of the country's industries and last month was given carte blanche by the country's Congress to rule by diktat over the next 18 months, stood at the dais during the United Nations General Assembly opening session and called President Bush 'the devil.'

"The devil came here yesterday," Chavez said, gesturing to where Bush had stood during his speech a day earlier. "He came here talking as if he were the owner of the world."

Earlier this year, Chavez, who is closely tied to Cuba's Fidel Castro and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, complained about the United States raising concerns over the decision to allow Chavez to rule by decree. "Go to Hell, gringos" was his response.

While gasoline in Venezuela costs about 12 cents a gallon because of government subsidies, Chavez has also made the effort to win over American fans by offering cheap heating oil through Kennedy's company.

The Citizens Energy Oil Heath Program, established in 1979, delivers oil to homes around the United States. Last fall, the company announced it was partnering with Citgo Petroleum to allow families to purchase one-time deliveries of up to 200 gallons of home heating oil at a 40 percent discount.

Citgo's heating oil program operates in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin and the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Citgo also provides discount oil directly to 163 Native American tribes in the states of Alaska, Maine, Minnesota and New York, the company says.

Citizens Web site promotes the program as a tool to aid the poor and elderly.

"This unique program helps protect needy families from volatile heating oil prices, which often leave households having to choose between heating the home and paying for other life essentials, such as food, health care, or clothing," according to Citizens' Web site.

Last fall, however, one Alaskan tribe, the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, refused to accept the fuel aid, saying it would rather freeze than accept Chavez' aid after his tirade at the United Nations.

Kennedy admitted he has disagreements with Chavez, but asked in his letter: "What are we supposed to do in the absence of adequate help from the federal government or of any help from other oil companies — turn down the fuel for those in need?"

The TrekMedic ponders:

Isn't is nice to know that when Uncle Teddy finally drinks himself off this mortal coil, there'll be another Socialist apologist asshole in the world with a surname of Kennedy?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Did Someone Say "Global Warming?"

Don't ask these people about it,...

PARISH, N.Y. — Blue skies turned gray in the blink of an eye as another severe snowstorm brought snow to an area already inundated by more than 8 feet.

It wasn't good news for this winter-weary region when the flakes began to fall again Saturday. A warning in effect until Monday morning said 2 to 4 more feet of snow was possible with wind gusting up to 24 mph.

"That's all we need," Mike Avery said as he took a brief break from loading dump trucks with snow to be hauled to a pile outside town. "It's getting monotonous."

Persistent bands of lake-effect snow squalls fed by moisture from Lake Ontario have been swinging up and down this part of central New York along the lake's eastern shore since last Sunday.

The National Weather Service said Parish — about 25 miles northeast of Syracuse — reached a milestone early Saturday with 100 inches of snow during the past seven days. That was pushed to 110 inches by early Sunday with fresh snowfall.

The TrekMedic ponders:

If global warming is truly man-made, it must be caused by all the vitriolic hot air being spewing by the likes of Algore and his Democratic knuckleheads!

And, as Philadelphia is FINALLY due for some accumulating snow, the TrekMedic departs to stock up on bread, eggs and milk!

Look! The Latest Documentary on the Democratic Party's Victory in November!

Its sure to win a few Oscars!!

How Catholic is the TrekMedic?

Found this on Mark's White Lightning Axiom site, and its appropriate following yesterday's post:

You are a 92% traditional Catholic!

Congratulations! You are more knowlegeable than most modern theologians! You have achieved mastery over the most important doctrines of the Catholic Faith! You should share your incredible understanding with others!

Do You Know Your Baltimore Catechism?
Make Your Own Quiz

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The TrekMedic's Political Profile?

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Ummm,...need to work on that "Ethics" part, huh?

TrekMedic Blinq'ed and He's Gone!

Looks like Philly Inkwaster Dan Rubin is hanging up his blogging keyboard. Over at his blog, Blinq, he states:

Forward, Into The Past

Tie a toe-tag on Blinq. I'm getting ready to start another assignment here at the Inquirer.

For those of you who have checked in regularly - hi, Mom and Citizen Mom - you are the reason I've kept such odd hours, failed to maintain any firewall between my work time and family time, and know what's up with Terrell Owens. (Not so much since hugging it out with Donovan McNabb at a Super Bowl party in Miami.)

What I'm moving on to is the metro desk, taking a crack at being a local columnist. Talk about your old media.

I'm hoping to get out more. For most of the past 20 months I've been covering the blogosphere, often from home, with a dog at my feet, following the ripples of the day as they break into news or break apart. I've tried to post things you couldn't find anywhere else. Sometimes that turned out to be warmed-over memories of driving through Montenegro in wartime. I will try to do the same in the paper, minus the Montenegro part. It will be a reported column.

Muslims Are a No-No, but,....

Apparently, Catholics are fair game?

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Thursday publicly rebuked, but refused to fire two staffers for postings on their personal Web blogs that Edwards said contained "intolerant language" that "personally offended me."

The blogs in question were written by recent Edwards hires Amanda Marcotte, who writes for the Pandagon blog, and Melissa McEwan, who runs the Shakespeare's Sister blog.

“The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte's and Melissa McEwan's posts personally offended me. It's not how I talk to people, and it's not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people," Edwards said in a statement released Thursday.

"Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that kind of intolerant language will not be permitted from anyone on my campaign, whether it's intended as satire, humor, or anything else," Edwards added, saying he believed of Marcotte and McEwan that "it was never their intention to malign anyone's faith."

The announcement came after a report on Salon.com that the two had been fired. The Edwards' campaign release did not directly address the piece, but did not indicate any change in status for Marcotte or McEwan. A spokeswoman for the campaign said no staffers would be available for interviews on the story.

The controversy was sparked after Bill Donohue, president of the conservative-leaning Catholic League, called on Edwards to fire Marcotte and McEwan. He described the two as "anti-Catholic vulgar trash-talking bigots" and cited recent blogs on their respective sites.

Among the postings cited by Donohue, Marcotte wrote: "The Catholic church is not about to let something like compassion for girls get in the way of using the state as an instrument to force women to bear more tithing Catholics."

Donohue pointed to a posting by McEwan, in which she headlined a piece addressing religious conservatives: "What don't you lousy motherf----ers understand about keeping your noses out of our britches, our beds and our families?"

Donohue, reached by phone Thursday, said Edwards' statement does not satisfy him, and he will launch a campaign next week to point out what Donohue calls "the double-standard that he is the kingmaker of."

Donohue said the writers also made vulgar remarks about Catholic symbols, and that by Edwards not firing the staffers, he is promoting anti-Catholicism. He also said Edwards' actions should be viewed in the same way that it would be seen if Edwards had not fired a staffer who had used the 'n'-word.

"He's nothing more than David Duke with a blow-dried haircut," Donohue said of Edwards.

Another Catholic group, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, issued a statement saying it was satisfied with Edwards' actions following the "religiously intolerant remarks."

"We accept Senator Edwards' assurances that he too was offended by comments made by recently hired staffers and that religious intolerance has no place in his campaign," said the group's executive director, Alexia Kelley, adding that with roughly one-fourth of the U.S. population being Catholic, Edwards can't take the religion's members for granted.

"We hope this unfortunate incident will initiate a deeper conversation on the part of all presidential candidates regarding the broad range of issues and values of primary importance to the Catholic community, including the Iraq War, a concern for the poor, human life and dignity, the availability of health care, and a commitment to the common good," Kelley said.

In the statement released by the Edwards campaign, Marcotte said that her "intention is never to offend anyone for his or her personal beliefs, and I am sorry if anyone was personally offended by writings meant only as criticisms of public politics."

McEwan said that "Shakespeare's Sister is my personal blog, and I certainly don't expect Senator Edwards to agree with everything I've posted. We do, however, share many views -- including an unwavering support of religious freedom and a deep respect for diverse beliefs. It has never been my intention to disparage people's individual faith, and I'm sorry if my words were taken in that way.”

McEwan also defended herself on her blog earlier in the week, referencing her vote for 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry.

"I'm not going to say a lot about this right now, but suffice it to say that the fact I cast a vote, without hesitation, for a Catholic during the last presidential election might suggest I'm not anti-Catholic," she wrote. "My degree from Loyola University might also suggest the same."

An "Aw-w-w-w" Moment

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Little More Philliness (Wit')

The highly charged dispute over the speak-English sign at Geno's Steaks is about to heat up.

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations notified Geno's owner Joey Vento this week that it has found probable cause that his sign urging patrons to order in English is discriminatory. The next step is to schedule a hearing to settle the dispute or to escalate the charges against the owner of the South Philadelphia sandwich stand.

Vento, who argues that the sign expresses opinions protected by the First Amendment, has enlisted the support of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a conservative public interest law firm in Atlanta that last year won a settlement for an Ohio bar owner who faced similar charges.

"I'm shocked the city is pursuing this," said Albert G. Weiss, Vento's lawyer in Philadelphia. "You'd think they have more important things to deal with."

National news coverage last summer of the controversy brought an outpouring of support for Vento. Weiss said Vento will refuse to remove the sign in his Ninth Street shop that features an American flag and an eagle with the statement: "This is America. When ordering, please speak English."

Vento says he has never actually denied service to any patrons who were unable to communicate in English, and so he can't be prosecuted for discrimination.

The human rights commission apparently is alleging that Vento violated a section of the city's Fair Practices Ordinance that prohibits the owner of a public accommodation from putting up a sign aimed at "any specific group" to make them feel discriminated against or unwelcome.

"A lot hinges on perception," said W. Nick Taliaferro, executive director of the commission.

The Southeastern Legal Foundation last year championed a similar cause in Mason, Ohio, where bar owner Tom Ullum was cited by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for posting a sign that stated: "For Service, Speak English."

The Ohio case went to a hearing in the state capital before the commission dismissed the charges when the complainant dropped her objections, said Todd G. Young, a spokesman for the legal foundation.

Ullum, 65, the bar owner, said in a telephone interview that the case was settled only when he agreed to remove the sign and replaced it with a less objectionable one that did not make it appear that service would be denied to non-English speakers. The new sign reads: "Here We Speak English"

"I finally got fed up with it and signed the damn thing," Ullum said of the settlement.

"It's just a bunch of political stuff," said the bar owner, who said he frequently posts signs expressing his conservative political opinions. "We're just a local blue-collar bar, that's all."

Contact staff writer Andrew Maykuth at 215-854-2947 or amaykuth@phillynews.com.

The Trekmedic sizzles like a steak sandwich:

This is coming from the same ethic-challenged city government that is:
But one honest businessman makes a (satirical) political statement, and he's violating people's rights? Ah-h-h,...bulls**t!!

A Little Less Philliness (redux)

State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo used taxpayer and charity money to pay for everything from political polls to power tools, from cars to farm equipment, from errands to shopping sprees, a grand jury charged yesterday.

Among the more than $2 million in allegedly illicit spending: Fumo (D., Phila.) hired private detectives to tail ex-girlfriends and dig up dirt on political rivals - including Gov. Rendell.

"Sen. Fumo didn't just step over the line," U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan said yesterday. "He completely ignored it." (TM - That's a South Philly Democrat, through-and-through!)

The grand jury indictment - 267 pages, 139 counts, carrying a possible 10-year prison sentence - came out one day after Fumo delivered a dramatic speech in the Senate in which he dismissed the pending charges as "falsities and half-truths."

Yesterday, Fumo was silent. Today, he will be fingerprinted and appear before a federal magistrate. Tomorrow, his lawyers have promised to hold a news conference to discuss the charges.

Fumo, 63, who has served as senator since 1978, was depicted by Meehan as a "greedy, manipulative" politician angling for ways to make the public and charities pay for his lavish lifestyle.

The indictment says Fumo once told a confidant that he had an acronym for one goal in his life - spending "OPM," that is, "other people's money."

"Because he was delivering large amounts of money to his Philadelphia constituents with one hand," Meehan said, "Vincent Fumo felt entitled to reach deeply into the pockets of Pennsylvania taxpayers with the other hand."

Fumo is charged with fraud, conspiracy, and with directing a cover-up - ordering computers scrubbed of e-mails after The Inquirer broke the news that the FBI was investigating him.

The indictment says Fumo exploited his Senate budget and power; the South Philadelphia charity he helped fund, Citizens' Alliance for Better Neighborhoods; and the Independence Seaport Museum for his personal and political use.

The Trekmedic advises:

Click on the link in the title and read the entire article. Try not to lose your dinner in the process!

Can We Just Tie Her to the Wings??

By NILES LATHEM Post Correspondent

February 8, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding regular use of the military's "Lincoln Bedroom" in the sky - a luxurious aircraft of the same type that carries Vice President Dick Cheney and First Lady Laura Bush on official trips, officials said yesterday.

In a development that has some Republicans and defense officials fuming, Pelosi recently asked the Pentagon to give her access to the Air Force's super-opulent C-32 for flights to her San Francisco home and other official trips.

The floating pleasure palace is a reconfigured Boeing 757 stored at Andrews Air Force Base with Air Force One and the rest of the fleet of executive aircraft.

The aircraft has a game room, stateroom, showers, a communications center and seats 42 to 50 people, according to the Air Force.

It costs taxpayers $22,000 an hour to operate, according to military and congressional sources.

"It will be a flying Lincoln Bedroom," said House GOP Whip Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.).

"This shows an unprecedented sense of entitlement. This is a symbol of hypocrisy, this is a symbol of excess and this is a symbol of arrogance," said a member of the House Republican Conference.

Pelosi responded that he was a victim of "misrepresentation by the Bush administration and the news media."

"It has nothing to do with family and friends and everything to do with security," she said of the plane.

Congressional sources told The Post that the ostentatious demand surfaced in negotiations her office and the House sergeant-at-arms are conducting with the Air Force and Department of Defense.

Sources said she was initially offered use of the much smaller and more modest C-21 executive jet, which operates at a cost of $900 an hour and has room for eight.

The C-21 carried Pelosi's predecessor, Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), after 9/11 when it was decided to give the speaker of the House - who is second in line to the presidency - extra security.

Pelosi rejected the smaller C-21 because it could not reach San Francisco without refueling.

"I want an aircraft that will reach California," she said yesterday.

The Pentagon agreed to give her a bigger plane. Sources said Pelosi's team countered with the demand for the C-32 as the only suitable aircraft for her and her traveling party.


The TrekMedic ponders:

This is the same Squeaker of the Mouse and leader of the Coalition of the Cut-n-Runners that's already damned the current administration as being the sole cause of global warming? How much exhaust does a 757-200 put out??

Ahhhh,...at this rate, the 2008 version of the Red November Initiative will be a cakewalk!

HT to Matt at Weapons of Mass Discussion for the YouTube video:

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Absorbine, Jr. Mouthwash Award Goes to,...

Jimmy Carter!

WASHINGTON — Jimmy Carter has accused an international Jewish human rights group of "falsehood and slander" for launching a petition that resulted in thousands of signatures being sent to the former president in protest of his controversial book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"I don't believe Simon Wiesenthal would have resorted to falsehood and slander to raise funds," Carter wrote last month in a handwritten letter to the head of the human rights center that bears the name of the late Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter. The petition does not require payment to be sent, though Carter's letter suggests it is being used as a fundraising tool.

"I believe that Simon Wiesenthal would have been as outraged by your book, 'Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,' as I was," Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, wrote in a Feb. 2 response to Carter.

Carter's fiery exchange with Hier is the latest in the controversy over the book, which last year prompted resignations of a longtime Carter aide and 14 members of a Carter Center board.

Critics allege the book contains inaccuracies and distorts history to shape the reader's opinion to one side of the issue. Carter has defended the book, saying he didn't mean to offend anyone.

The TrekMedic adds:

This is the same President Carter that allowed a small, anti-Western cult within Islam to ascend to power in Iran, rather than have a pro-Western monarch running the show.

Oh,..and that cult? Today we call it al-Qaeda and the Taliban!

Nice going, moron!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Reminder for All You Villanova Fans,...


Phil Martelli is God and Jay Wright is his ball boy!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Shrillary's First Night in the White House

And TheFed keeps 'em coming!

January 20, 2009


Hillary Clinton
Was sworn in today as President She has disposed of Bill and is spending her first night alone in the White House.

She has waited several years for this.


Suddenly! The ghost of George Washington appears to her, and Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"

Washington says, "Never tell a lie."

"Ouch!" Says Hillary, "I don't know about that."


The next night, the ghost of Thomas Jefferson appears...

Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"

Jefferson says,

"Listen to the people."

"Ohhh! I really don't want to do that."


On the third night, the ghost of Abe Lincoln appears...

Hillary says, "How can I best serve my country?"

Lincoln says,

"Go to the theater."

Btw - Merriam-Webster Dictionary now has an on-line audio section. Click here to hear how you properly pronounce the presidential wannabee's name.

HT to the gang at ThreeSources


News Flash - Republicans FINALLY Re-Locate Their Cajones!

WASHINGTON — The Senate's Democratic majority failed Monday to shut off debate on a non-binding resolution that "disagrees" with President Bush's troop surge in Iraq, throwing debate on the policy into limbo and depriving Democrats of a bipartisan rebuke of the White House.

The vote on a motion to end debate was 49 to 47, well short of the 60 votes necessary to end debate and move toward passage of the non-binding resolution sponsored by Sen. John Warner, R- Va., and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

Forty-nine Democrats voted to end debate. One opposed that move, Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who labels himself an Independent Democrat and supports the president's new Iraq strategy of sending 21,500 additional troops to Iraq.

All Republicans present voted against cutting off debate, including Warner and Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, both of whom vehemently oppose sending more U.S. troops to Iraq.

Democrats knew they would lose today's vote and spent most of the day accusing Republicans of using parliamentary tactics to dodge an Iraq debate sure to embarrass the president.

Important News!!

The TrekMedic received an e-mail today from Katey at Katey's Kafe regarding a VERY important subject!

Please sign and forward the following petition so that a NY street does NOT get named after cop killer, Mumia Abu Jamal:




The TrekMedic adds:

You know,..its not enough we Philadelphians have to be s**t on by those cheese-eatin' surrender monkeys in Paris! Now, we have to deal with some f**kers from NY, too? No wonder they voted for Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton!

Addendum for 1/31/07 -

Dan Rubin at Blinq has more detailed information here.

The anti-MOVE/anti-Mumia blog can be reached here

Something Afoot in Iran??

BobG puts 2 and 2 together and gets an idea of some covert actions the US and our ally (yeah, singular) are pulling against Tehran's regime:

Iran Watch
Last month, Russian Admiral Eduard Baltin told the Interfax news agency that US military plans include control over navigation in the Persian Gulf and strikes against Iranian targets.

“The presence of U.S. nuclear submarines in the Persian Gulf region means that the Pentagon has not abandoned plans for surprise strikes against nuclear targets in Iran. With this aim a group of multi-purpose submarines ready to accomplish the task is located in the area,” said the admiral. He went on to state that so far US submarines control navigation in the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and in the Arabian Sea.

The admiral's comments came after the USS Newport News collided with a Japanese tanker in the Arabian Sea south of the Strait of Hormuz.

Now, comes word that an Iranian nuclear scientist has died in mysterious circumstances. An intelligence source has suggested that Ardeshire Hassanpour, 44, a nuclear physicist, was assassinated by Mossad. The Israelis may have the better answer to foiling Persian plans of nuclear confrontation.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Chirac Raises the White Flag (How Typically French)

Once again,..isn't the official flag of the French Republic white??

Anyway,..Chirac stuck his foot in his cheese-eatin' mouth and spoke like a true French surrender monkey when he said:

"I would say that what is dangerous about this situation is not the fact of having a nuclear bomb _ having one, maybe a second one a little later, well, that's not very dangerous. But what is very dangerous is proliferation. This means that if Iran continues in the direction it has taken and totally masters nuclear generated electricity, the danger does not lie in the bomb it will have, and which will be of no use to it. Where will it drop it, this bomb? On Israel? It would not have gone 200 meters into the atmosphere before Tehran would be razed."

"What is dangerous is proliferation. It is really very tempting for other countries in the region that have large financial resources, to say: 'Well, we too, we're going to do it. We're going to help out others to do it.' Why wouldn't Saudi Arabia do it? Why wouldn't it help Egypt to do so as well? That is the danger."

So, Monsieur Chirac, after letting Hitler run roughshod over your country and kill millions of your Jewish citizens, you see no problem with Iran having a few nuclear bombs,....just so long as NO ONE ELSE has them, too?

Someone check and see if his Aricept prescription needs refilling!

Quite Possibly, the Skankiest Woman in the US,...

Other than Paris Hilton:

See the rest of her 15 minutes of fame here!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Paris Hilton: Oxygen Thief

In a video posted Thursday to YouTube.com, Paris Hilton says she and her sister Nicky Hilton "are like two [N-word]," apparently using the racial epithet to refer to their dancing to Biggie Smalls' hip-hop song "Hypnotize."

Watch the video here.

Hilton can also be heard using a homophobic slur in the video, which is attributed to ParisExposed.com.

The hotel heiress has been accused in the past of using racial slurs, but has denied being a racist.

There is no indication when or where the video was taken, but it appears to be old.

Hilton filed a federal lawsuit Monday, seeking to shut down ParisExposed.com, a Web site that displays personal photos, videos, diaries and other belongings once kept at a storage facility.

Another videotaped clip on the site allegedly captures Hilton smoking pot and a third records her talking on the phone.

The Web site was launched last week claiming the items were auctioned off after Hilton neglected to pay the Los Angeles-area storage facility. It also promises visitors who pay a fee of $39.97 access to Hilton's passport, medical records and other legal documents.

The Trekmedic sighs:

Once again, the decline of Western civilization takes another leap forward towards oblivion!

Something Deserving of Thought

Once again, TheFed passes along a few pearls of wisdom:


Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and a loyal citizen?
Consider this:

Theologically, no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of Arabia.

Scripturally, no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam And the Quran (Koran).

Geographically, no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he Turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially, no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make Friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically, no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual Leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.

Domestically, no, because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).

Religiously, no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah Except Islam (Quran, 2:256)

Intellectually, no, because he cannot accept the American Constitution Since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be Corrupt.

Philosophically, no, because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and __expression.
Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually, no, because when we declare "one nation under God," the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as our heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99 excellent names.

Therefore after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both good Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you wish...it's still the truth. If you find yourself intellectually in agreement with the above, perhaps you will share this with your friends. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country.

Pass it on. The war is bigger than we know.