Daily Chicken Scratch

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

As a kid you read about monsters and dream about them living under your bed. A three-headed beast with razor sharp claws, blood stained fangs and piercing eyes. Fortunately that is fiction but the reality is that there are some really sick monsters that roam this Earth and children are their target.

Before dying, 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers was beaten with belts, picked up by her hair, thrown across the room and held under water, according to an affidavit from the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

Police believe 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers is "Baby Grace."

The affidavit says the girl's mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, described to police how her daughter died and was put in a plastic storage box that Trenor and her husband, Royce Zeigler, later dumped into a Galveston waterway.

Trenor's statement said on July 24, she and Zeigler both beat the child with leather belts and held her head under water in the bathtub. She said Zeigler picked the girl up by her hair and also threw her across the room, slamming her head into the tile floor.

After her daughter died, Trenor's statement said, she and Zeigler went to a Wal-Mart that night and bought the Sterilite container, a shovel, concrete mix, and other supplies.

The statement said the box containing the child's body was hidden in a storage shed for "one to two months." Then, Trenor said, she and Zeigler carried it to the Galveston Causeway and tossed it in, and she saw it drifting away.

There are very few things I find more disturbing than this story. A truly heartless mother and step-father who beat that little girl as if she were a rag doll. These are two of the most despicable human beings and I don't feel that any court can hand a just punishment to these two for such a heinous crime.

Beating a two-year old little girl…your own daughter! That's a fair fight. These two are a pair of sick animals. I hope that both of you get yours once you are sent to prison.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Rudy has decided to do a complete about-face now that he is a tag team partner of Pat Robertson. I only think it is appropriate to call Rudy the flip-flopper that he now truly is.
It was 1989 and Kelli Conlin remembers her excitement as a member of Mayor-elect Rudy Giuliani's transition team.

"It's always exciting to have a new mayor coming in but this was a moderate Republican and moderate Republicans are hard to find," Conlin said in an interview at her New York office.
Conlin is president of New York's largest abortion rights organization and was appointed by Giuliani to the city's Human Rights Commission. She still calls Giuliani a friend, but bristles at much of what she hears from him on abortion lately.

For example, a staple Giuliani campaign line is: "I would appoint judges that are strict constructionists."

"It is code for judges who will overturn Roe v. Wade," says Conlin.
As mayor, Giuliani personally signed a proclamation designating "Roe v. Wade Anniversary Day" on the 25th anniversary of the landmark abortion rights ruling.

Now, as a presidential candidate, Giuliani has said, "I'm against abortion -- I hate it."

Conlin said she never heard anything like that when Giuliani was in office.

"He never seemed to have a struggle with the issue as mayor," she said.

Way to go Rudy. It is nice to watch you and McCain sell yourself like hookers up for auction. I guess what comes in and out of your mouth is decided by the highest bidder.
Who needs standards and values when you are running to win the Republican primary.

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Congratulations Eli "I'm Not Peyton" Manning. You have taken your team from first place into another second half of the season collapse that will ultimately lead to the Giants missing the playoffs! And I Love It!

I wonder if the Giants are wishing they would have just drafted Phillip Rivers instead of you. I especially loved your Eric Lindros impersonation when you started whining that you didn’t want to play for San Diego. WAHHH!!!!

I’m not even a Giants fan and even I wish they would bench you. But like here in Philly (McNabb & Big Andy), you and Tom Choking…I mean Coughlin, have some kind of relationship that lead to your best running back retiring because playing with the two of you was so horrible.

Nice job yesterday Eli. Four interceptions with three being returned for touchdowns, those are Pro Bowl numbers. Face it Eli– you really need a new career!

Maybe working the booth with a knot head like Joe Buck would more be your speed.

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Sean Taylor has passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained after being shot at his home in South Florida. Taylor was 24 years old.

Here is another example of someone losing their life as a result of gun violence.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Sean Taylor.

Here is yet another comical story drummed up by the Fox & Fiends...excuse me Friends. Am I to take this story as news or as satirical humor? I am really not sure what this is but I got a laugh out of it.

A report Monday on potential terrorist infiltration of the US was based largely on "raw, uncorroborated information" from a source of "unknown reliability."

Given the opportunity to fear-monger, though, the folks at Fox & Friends ignored those caveats and painted a picture of weapon-wielding terrorists who are plotting an attack on a US army base as we speak.

"It was one base in particular ... Fort Huachuca, they have tunnels that go right into it, they have 60 people ... Iraqis and Afghanis, some of which made it through and are still here, coming through with high-powered, lethal weapons to bomb out some of the 12,000 that are housed at that fort," anchor Brian Kilmead warned in that ominous-yet-cheerful tone that is a hallmark of the Fox News morning crew.

Of course, the idea that Mexican smugglers have tunnels that go "right into" a fortified US Army base is ridiculous on its face, although authorities have discovered more than 20 drug-smuggling tunnels leading from Mexico into the US since Sept. 11, 2001.

Keep up the good work Faux News. Stories like these are giving more credibility to news outlets such as The Onion and Weekly World News. The "news" station that never ceases to amaze at the complete lack of thought as to what makes it on the air.

I have to admit that I, like most people, bought into the hype of the point spread before the Eagles and Patriots game Sunday night. I was expecting to see another blow out win by the Patriots and it seemed that was going to happen after A.J. Feeley's second pass of the game was returned for a touchdown. As I watched Asante Samuel return the interception for a touchdown I thought here we go. This is the beginning of the end.

But something happened last night. Something I have not seen in quite some time. The Eagles wiped the touchdown off their shoulders, regained their composure and played as a team. The Eagles really gave the highly favored Patriots a run for their money last night. The Eagles looked as if they were going to spoil the Patriots perfect season.

There seemed to be no shortage of motivating factors for the Eagles either. I think the first motivating factor was the point spread. I think that the Eagles saw that they were expected to be the doormats for the Patriots and took offense to that. I believe the Eagles wanted to prove to the naysayers that they are a better team than their record shows.

When Donovan McNabb was ruled out for the game against the Patriots it seemed as if the magic Jeff Garcia had returned. For a guy who has not started a game this season and who was thrown into playing the best team in the NFL, A.J. Feeley played his head off last night. The team rallied around him and the Eagles looked as if they were the team to beat last night.

Feeley may have made some mistakes but I saw that the offense ran gracefully and effectively with him behind center. Which brings me to my point; I think it is time to relieve McNabb of his duties as starting quarterback.

I can see that the Eagles would have a much better record if the Feeley were running the offense. Feeley runs the West Coast offense with much more precision than McNabb and he looks poised in the pocket. I am not saying that A.J. is the greatest thing since sliced bread but I do think he is a better fit for this offense.

Feeley made his reads better and got more players involved in the passing game. Feeley made the short passes easily and even threw the deep ball really well. The passing game was very effective and the Eagles seemed to slice up the Patriots secondary.

I know that Andy Reid will not pull the trigger on handing Feeley the starting quarterback job but if he did I think he would save the Eagles season in doing so.

I really would like to know what the love affair is with McNabb and Reid. I know that McNabb is the $100 million dollar man but come on Andy, the players don't respect him. Go back and look at the film of all the previos games this season and then watch the film of the Patriots game. You will see the difference in the ways that both the offense and defense played and I feel that a lot of that has to do with who your QB is.

If you remember in 2002, McNabb went down with five games remaining and Feeley took over the job as starting QB. Feeley won four of fives games and took the Eagles to the playoffs. Last season, Jeff Garcia went 5-1 following McNabb’s season ending injury and again took the Eagles to the playoffs.

Looking at where the Eagles are now I don’t think a change at QB would be a bad thing. If history repeats itself, like it is known to do, a change at QB could get the Eagles into the playoffs.

If it were my call, McNabb would be carrying the clipboard for the rest of the season. Lets wait and see what all Mama McNabb has to say when yet again she is fielding questions on if Donovan should be the starting QB. She had no problems throwing Garcia under the bus after last year...watch out A.J. your NEXT!!!

Redskins Safety Shot

My thoughts and prayers go out to Redskins safety Sean Taylor.

Here is yet another example of why we need stricter gun control laws in the U.S.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Philadelphia, PA – Today at his day after practice daily press conference, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb made a bold statement. "I'm predicting at least 50" proclaimed McNabb, referring to this weekends upcoming meeting with the undefeated New England Patriots. The question referred to how the Eagles matched up against the perennial powerhouse Patriots. McNabb used this moment as a show of bold characterization as he boldly went where no man has gone before. “It will be a tight game and we will hang in there to the end”, said McNabb. “We have to play smart football and not ever let New England get their hands on the ball.”

McNabb said he met with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady the night before at a charity event and Tom had really gotten a kick out of McNabb’s prediction. “Tom’s a really smart guy and he knows the game of football”, said McNabb. Tom felt that I was right on the money with my prediction about the outcome of Sunday’s game.

When asked what was Tom’s reaction to the fact that McNabb was predicting the Eagles to win by 50, McNabb quickly responded, “Woah, back the tape up, rewind a minute.” Win…no, no, no…I am predicting we lose by 50. Those guys are awesome! Did you see what they did to the Dallas. We can’t hang with them. “They are ten times better now than when they beat us in the Super Bowl”, expressed McNabb.

Now with everyone in the press conference in a state of complete disarray, a reporter asked McNabb how the team was even game planning this week. “Simple”, answered McNabb. Coach Reid has us game planning on how to fake injuries. That way when all of our starters are carted off at once, we can blame the injury bug for our loss.

Today was the first time a professional athlete has actually come out to the media predicting that their team would ultimately lose. McNabb seemed very confident in his proclamation and said he would likely be a game-time decision on Sunday due to an aggravated nerve condition known as ‘belichickitis’.

McCain to next sell soul

Presidential hopeful John McCain said Monday he doesn't hold grudges and indicated he would accept campaign help from Karl Rove, the architect of then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush's 2000 triumph that dashed McCain's presidential hopes seven years ago.

McCain won the New Hampshire Republican primary in 2000, but was derailed in South Carolina, in part by Bush allies who used direct mail, phone calls and other below-the-radar tactics to smear McCain's reputation.

There you go! McCain is having a fire-sale on his morals and values. The next item up for bid are my(McCain) thoughts on Global Warming. I guess seeing how low and dishonorable the Bush administration was in the Republican primaries has helped McCain in his decision to lower his standards. Piece by piece you are witnessing the transformation of McCain into a Republican Party Robot. It is almost like watching Anakin morph into Vader. Maybe McCain really has gone to the dark side. Next you will hear McCain say: "Rudy, I am your father."

Over the past few months I have started seeing and hearing how McCain has gone from a middle of the road politician to towing the party line. For a person who in 2000, spoke out against the Christian rights coalition and then got buried in South Carolina, McCain delivered the commencement address at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University and now McCain is teaming up with Karl Rove, should we start calling McCain "Lil' Bush."


Well once again something completely bone-headed was said on Fox and Friends. This is deserving of a SHOCKER!!!
A Fox News morning host has a novel idea to handle those pesky Code Pink protesters who disrupt political events and Congressional hearings: 50,000 volts of electricity.

Brian Kilmead shared his ever-so-evolved views on crowd control Monday morning in a Fox & Friends discussion of a Code Pink-disrupted Hillary Clinton speech. His answer to annoying anti-war types? Tasers or Billy clubs.

“They should Tase this guy,” Kilmead says. “At one point with security so high and tensions on edge, don’t you think they’re going to get at the very least Tased or beaten to a pulp by somebody? These people look threatening.”

Maybe we should have tasers hooked up to the hosts of Fox & Friends and whenever they say something completely moronic they get a taste of their own medicine…50,000 volts of electricity.

This moron (Brian Kilmead) would probably tell you that Michael Vick should be pardoned rather than imprisoned for his role in electricuting dogs. I am sure that Brian Kilmead would probably hire Vick to work crowd control at these political events.

Monday, November 12, 2007

All Hail The Village Idiots

Fox host 'let down' by implausibility of suitcase nukes

After appearing in numerous film and TV programs and even creeping its way into American political discourse, the suitcase nuke, a nuclear bomb small enough to be easily hidden, is unlikely to exist, according to experts. The revelation left the anchors of the Fox News program Fox & Friends more than a little disappointed.

"You mean '24' isn't true," Co-host Page Kelly inquired, referring to Fox's national security-themed prime time hit, starring Kiefer Sutherland as CIA agent Jack Bauer. "'24's my favorite show."

"It is a little bit of a let down," agreed Greg Kelly.

Let me get these two things straight: for one you thought that Jack Bauer was a real person and "24" was filmed in real time and secondly you are disappointed about learning that a suitcase nuke, a nuclear bomb small enough to be easily hidden, is unlikely to exist.

Wow that really explains a lot. I have never heard anything so stupid before in my life. The 3 hosts of Fox & Friends make these utterly moronic statements that make Paris Hilton look like a Rhodes Scholar. How can you be disappointed to learn that a suitcase sized nuke is unlikely to exist. That is about as backwards as being upset that there is a vaccine for polio. Do the 3 members of the Fox & Friends program have a combined I.Q. of 35?

I have some breaking news for Fox & Friends: Bin Laden is teaming up with E.T. and Marvin the Martian in a diabolical plan to overthrow the U.S. government.


1). MONTGOMERY MALL - Selling naming rights on Santa Claus display to THP Properties, not to mention backwoods Alabama shack look where Santa sits.

2). OIL TYCOONS - There is nothing that says Happy Holidays more than the price of gas skyrocketing to over $3 a gallon right before the holidays. I think people would much rather spend their money filling up their gas tanks than buying gifts or food for a nice, family meal. It is also really comforting for people when they have to start canceling doctors appointment or they can't afford for to pay for their prescriptions because of the high cost of home heating oil and increased gas prices. I hope you Oil Tycoons have a wonderful holiday season as you roll around in dollars bills like pigs in a mud puddle.

3). TAKASHIMAYA DEPARTMENT STORE - For those who don't mind splurging a bit this holiday season, a Japanese department store is offering a Christmas tree with 400 diamonds for a cool 1.8 million dollars.

Again that is a diamond covered Christmas tree for 1.8 million dollars!

Takashimaya department store chain is selling the tree -- actually a small tower of preserved roses with a teddy bear -- for a symbolic 200.7 million yen from Wednesday to kick off its year-end sales campaign.

The tree, which stands 40 centimeters (16 inches) high, features about 100 carats of diamonds from southern Africa and Australia, the department store said.

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like knowing that some child in Africa probably lost a few limbs or their life so someone can have an "all blinged up" Christmas tree.

4). WESTAFF RECRUITMENT FIRM - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greeting because it may be offensive to women, it was reported Thursday.

Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported.

One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "ho", a US slang term for prostitute.

A local spokesman for the US-based Westaff recruitment firm said it was "misleading" to say the company had banned Santa's traditional greeting and it was being left up to the discretion of the individual Santa himself.

Thats right Westaff Recruitment, try and make it seem like you really didn't order Santa to drop ho, ho, ho for ha, ha, ha once you found out that you had been nominated for a D.C.S. "Hummie". I think the story speaks for itself and no your status as a BAH-HUMBUGGER nominee will not change.

5). RED STAMP, a Minneapolis-based Internet stationer - Nothing takes the Merry out of Christmas more than Grandma opening up her Christmas card from 7 year old grandson Billy, only to find it was written by some 40 year old man.

For those whose holiday wish is to simplify the holidays, outsourcing cards is a timesaving tool akin to shopping online or buying ready-to-serve turkey dinners at the grocery store. But is sending Grandma a card that's signed and sealed by someone else taking the quest for convenience a little too far?

I wouldn't like it to find out that I had been outsourced," says Anna Post, author of "Emily Post's Wedding Parties" (Collins, 2007) and great-great-granddaughter of the etiquette icon.

"The whole point to me of the personal correspondence is to take a little time to think about that person and what they mean to you," Post says. "If you really want to send your love at the holidays, it's really nice if you're doing it."

Red Stamp owner Erin Newkirk says it's the sentiment, not the handwriting, that matters most. Customers who want to include a personal message in a card tell the company what to write. Some even dictate the text for their thank-you notes.

"You still thought about it," Newkirk says. "It's just executed in a different way."

It's not the handwriting, it's the sentiment? I guess one has nothing to do with another? If I sent my Mom a Christmas card that a family friend sent me would that be acceptable? Would my Mom be overjoyed just at the fact that she received a Christmas card from me even though she may not recognize the names that are signed on the card. What if it is a Christmas card with a picture she might not have any idea who anyone is in the picture but she will still be thrilled the card was sent by me. There again would that be a question of sentiment? I did send her a Christmas card.

Here again is another fine example of a business being nominated for a Hummie. Merry Christmas scum bag!


In honor of the upcoming Holiday season I am compiling a list of those businesses and people who seem to ruin the festivities for those of us who enjoy the Holiday season. Whether it be a business who raises the prices of their items by 50% and then puts them on sale for 35% off, or a person who wants to have all of the holiday festivities canceled because they don’t like the color green, these are the people who are eligible for the prestige of being nominated for a BAH-HUMBUGGER AWARD!

I am also looking for reader participation in helping compile nominations. If you would like to add a nominee for the BAH-HUMBUGGER please email me at wmay@thereporteronline.com or post your nominee under the comment section. Please include the nominee and reason you feel they should be nominated. Also please include your first name and where you are from. (Ex. Steve, North Wales). I will update the BAH-HUMBUGGER page as I receive them.

I would personally like to take the honor of handing my first nomination to Montgomery Mall for their decision on ruining the display for Santa Claus. One may say that change is a good thing but I would mark this change as a serious DOWNGRADE.

Christmas is a very commercialized holiday as it is, but Montgomery Mall has taken it one step further by selling corporate naming rights on the Santa Claus display to THP Properties. Not only that but the design for the display is awful.

For those of you who have not yet seen it, the display for Santa looks like some shack you would find deep in the backwoods of Alabama. There is a tin roof that covers the front porch so if you are wandering the mall and you are on the second level the view of Santa Claus is completely obstructed. When I went downstairs and I saw that this was the Santa display, I was expecting to see Santa sitting on the front porch of this shack in a Nascar t-shirt with about 5 dogs sprawled around his feet. I was even more surprised that they didn’t throw in some broken down appliances and then topped it off with old furniture. I didn’t know that the Montgomery Mall was stealing their decorating sense from some country bumpkins from Alabama. I think Mr. & Mrs. Claus sitting on the front porch performing dueling banjos would have been the icing on the cake.

The worst part was when I went down and noticed that there were THP Properties logos everywhere. They even went as far as to have a THP logo on the wall behind where Santa resides. That was what really had me shaking my head wondering if nothing was too sacred for a company’s logo.

I am surprised that they don’t have Santa sitting in a red coat that is plastered with THP logos or maybe when Santa asks the kids what they want for Christmas, Santa drops the suggestion of “a new house built by THP Properties.” I wonder if after the kids have their photos taken with Santa the little keepsake picture frame comes with a sappy message saying “this wonderful holiday moment built by THP…and remember when you want a home built by a name you can trust call THP!”

That was my true inspiration for starting the BAH-HUMBUGGER AWARDS and why I am giving the first nomination to Montgomery Mall. Congratulations Montgomery Mall, you sold out Santa Claus!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Crazy like a Fox

It seems that the Faux News Channel will try anything to make the Democratic front runners look bad nowadays. Nevermind how ridiculous it makes them look, they still proceed with airing crap like this:

Fox News airs bizarre claim that Hillary ordered hit on cats

Fox News on Wednesday aired a bizarre accusation that Sen. Hillary Clinton is connected with the murder of two cats.

Sen. Clinton's accuser is Kathleen Willey, the one-time White House aide who in 1993 claimed to have been groped by then-president Bill Clinton in the Oval Office. Willey raised the strange cat-killing allegation -- and a raft of others -- in her new book, Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

The Fox and Friends morning program detailed charges in the book that Willey's cat, Bullseye, was the victim of a targeted hit by a Clinton-hired henchman.

"A man, he was pretending to be a jogger, he came up to me and just asked did I ever find my cat?" Willey told the New York Sun, who also picked up the cat story Wednesday. "He mentioned my cat by name and [said], 'Yeah, that Bullseye was a really nice cat.'" Willey told the Sun the abducted cat was part of an intimidation plan organized by the Clintons after she was called to testify in Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against the president.

"But it didn't stop there," said Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. "Does the name Fluffy mean anything to you? A year later she bought a cat, named it Fluffy. That cat ended up dead as well underneath the porch. She thinks somehow, and she claims somehow, the person who did this is linked back to Hillary."

So this is what Hillary Clinton does in her spare time. She calls on Tony Soprano to go whack a cat. Watch out Santa Claus, Hillary may be sending Pauly Walnuts your way next if she doesn't get what she wants for Christmas.

This story is so not a story that I don't even think the Weekly World News would run it. There is more truth to the story about "HONEYMOON COUPLE ATTACKED BY GOLDFISH!" than there is to Hillary having 2 cats whacked.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Aqua Dots: Killer Fun For Kids!

Just in time for the holiday shopping season comes ANOTHER toy recall for a product manufactured in China. SHOCKER!!!

The Aqua Dots toy recall is even more disturbing than previous ones where the toys contained lead.

Scientists say a chemical coating on the beads, when ingested, metabolizes into the so-called date rape drug gamma hydroxy butyrate. When eaten, the compound — made from common and easily available ingredients — can induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death.

Enough is enough already. When does the government step in on this issue? It is disgusting that these scum bag CEO's of Mattel, Fisher-Price and now Spin Master (maker of Aqua Dots) who make huge, exuberant salaries, continue to allow their companies to profit at the health risks to children.

Giuliani Teams Up With Satan's Minge

Televangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday.

"It is my pleasure to announce my support for America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans," Robertson said during a news conference with Giuliani in Washington.

The former New York mayor backs abortion rights and gay rights, positions that put him in conflict with conservative GOP orthodoxy, and has been trying to persuade evangelical conservatives like Robertson to overlook their differences on those issues.

Rudy you have now officially sold your soul. For the one Republican that I had some respect for...now I have none. Your teaming up with Pat Robertson is like Red Sox fans rooting for the Yankees (that's right you already flip-flopped from a life-long Yankees fan to a Sox in the playoffs) it doesn't make sense. The both of you are from two completely different schools of thought on most major political issues. This still has me scratching my head.

This is truly an odd pairing between the often liberal Guiliani and the EXTREMELY conservative Robertson. What is the payoff for this deal? To win the hearts and minds of the Christian Rights Coalition? You know you now owe your soul and the souls of 10,000 others to Pat.

In honor of your new partner in crime, I have compiled a top ten list of some of the craziest remarks that "Wacky Pat" has made over the years:

10) "Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that’s held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings." –Pat Robertson, on the dangers of judicial activism

9) "Lord, give us righteous judges who will not try to legislate and dominate this society. Take control, Lord! We ask for additional vacancies on the court." –Pat Robertson

8) "Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history." –Pat Robertson

7) "I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you, This is not a message of hate -- this is a message of redemption. But a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor." –Pat Robertson, on "gay days" at Disneyworld

6) "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." –Pat Robertson

5) "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period." –Pat Robertson

4) "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. And don't wonder why he hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for his help because he might not be there." --Pat Robertson, after the city of Dover, Pennsylvania voted to boot the current school board, which instituted an intelligent design policy that led to a federal trial

3) "God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible and he says 'This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No, this is mine.' ... He was dividing God's land. And I would say, 'Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the E.U., the United Nations, or the United States of America.' God says, 'This land belongs to me. You better leave it alone.'" --Pat Robertson, on why Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke

2) "Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up" –Pat Robertson, on nuking the State Department

1) "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with." –Pat Robertson, calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Support the Troops at War...Forget about them at home.

Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.

And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans. Younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are trickling into shelters and soup kitchens seeking services, treatment or help with finding a job.

The Veterans Affairs Department has identified 1,500 homeless veterans from the current wars and says 400 of them have participated in its programs specifically targeting homelessness.

This is a sad commentary for all of our political leaders who claim that they will stop at nothing to make sure our soldiers have what they need. Oh really? So I guess a roof over their head and a job to come home to is a lot to ask for a soldier who has just risked their life while protecting Halliburtons Oil Fields in Iraq...oops I mean "liberating Iraq" and "spreading democracy."

Just think of the soldiers who are coming home to nothing the next time you see a politician leaping into the arms of a soldier in uniform for the patriotic photo op.

Nixon's Ghost: Thank God For George W. Bush!

Topping Nixon, Bush disapproval soars to highest level ever recorded in Gallup poll

For the first time, George W. Bush has surpassed Richard M. Nixon in unpopularity in the Gallup Poll, receiving the highest "strongly disapprove" rating for a president in Gallup's history.

The little noticed statistic -- publicly noted on Gallup's poll writeup -- made a single headline in Google News. The story, at Editor and Publisher, was titled

"GALLUP: Bush Finally Tops Nixon -- In Unpopularity "-- As Call for Iraq Pullout Hits New Peak.

Gallup details Bush's falling numbers in a series of graphs that appear below. They note that Bush's "strongly disapprove" rating is the highest Gallup has ever measured for a US president, though the category is not polled in every survey.

Congratulations to the Bush Administration. This is a monumental occasion that does deserve some special recognition. It's time to break out your confetti and streamer - this feat deserves a parade right down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Dubyah, you must feel proud to know that your popularity numbers have been floundering right around the same number as Richard Nixon but now they have dropped making you the record holder of having the lowest approval ratings of any American President. Congratulations George W. Bush you have solidified your position as being remembered as the "Worst American President of All Time!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Schill-Lacked Again!

Another off-season and another possible starting pitcher that may return to the Phils will be staying put. After being teased with his presence here in Philadelphia on Sunday, prior to the Eagles beating by the Cowboys, Phillies faithful were hopeful that the bad blood between Curt Schilling and the Phillies organization was over and he would finish his career were he started.

Well once again reality and disappointment have set in and it looks as if the curse that reigns heavily over the sports franchises in Philadelphia has yet again decided to rear its ugly head. The most touted pitcher that could possibly be back taking the mound at Citizens Bank Park is NO MAS!

Curt Schilling and the Red Sox appear ready to announce a one-year deal with incentives to return him to Boston for one final season.

ESPN.com reported on Tuesday that Schilling and the team have reached agreement on an $8 million base salary with an additional $2 million in incentives. The deal is pending a physical on the right-hander, who will turn 41 on Nov. 14.

And this is another painful reminder of the why being a sports fan in Philadelphia is so tough.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Well folks, the merchandising blitz affectionately referred to as “the holiday season” is fast approaching.
Soon people will be stampeding their local grocery stores, like a pack of wild dogs, to grab up that one special turkey that has been forced fed hormones and steroids, so that they have a fine feast. The tables will be filled with the green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, graving and cranberries. This will then be followed by, zoning out in front of a television in a tryptophan-induced daze, watching a football game that surprisingly will have meaning this year (Packers-Lions).
Then once the pounds of food have digested and you don’t feel as if you were the actual stuffed turkey, it hits you…it’s time to shop!
The next morning you are stuffing yourself into a pair of old sweatpants so you can be the first shopper in the store when it opens at 5 a.m. You want to buy everything in sight to make sure your family members have the most memorable holiday season.
And this is where I am going to stop and ask the question, is anyone concerned about the safety of the products they are buying or does the shear thrill of finding that “perfect” gift that Little Timmy wants supercede the fact that 2 months ago the same item was being recalled from the toy manufacturer because it contained lead paint.
I know that most everything is made in China, but is anyone going to avoid giving their children Elmo, Dora or Sponge Bob toys because they are fearful they may be tainted with lead?
The other day, I went into a Toys R Us looking for ideas for my daughter for Christmas and as I was walking in a very personable employee greeted me. This employee came up with the standard “Thank you for coming to Toys R Us”. She then asked, “Is there anything I can help you find today”. In the back of my mind the perfect response popped up. I was going to ask her to show me where the “lead-free” or “Made in America” toys were but to avoid being whacked by my wife I kept my mouth shut.
Anyhow I just wanted to see if any other people out there were concerned over the safety issues with kids items.
Looks like my daughter is going to be getting a lot of really fun pairs of socks to play with this year.