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Posts in January 2005

NY Times Weighs In

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-31 00:00:00
The New York Times leading editorial today had some supportive words for both democracy and Iraq:

All who claim to be fighting in the name of the Iraqi people should now recognize that - in an open expression of popular will - Iraqis have expressed their clear preference that these battles be fought exclusively in the peaceful, constitutional arena.

"Suprising," you say? Well, don't be surprised. The NY Times has not changed its liberal colors. Remember that this is the paper that has publically criticized the President that made this possible since he was elected; this is the paper that criticized the effort that the troops who made this possible put forth; yes, this is the paper that has tried and failed to stymie the democratization of Iraq at every turn. Now, they are pleased with the results and have come to realize what us conservatives have known from the beginning: freedom and democracy are always worth the effort.

Don't fret, libs, the NY Times will be back to Bush bashing tomorrow.

Iraqi Elections

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-30 00:00:00
Iraqi election coverage is great over at Instapundit and at Chester's.

Enjoy watching people engage in freedom.

Update: Ali from Free Iraqi says, of voting in this historic election, "I felt like a king walking in his own kingdom." (thanks to The Corner).

Iraqi Election Success

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-30 00:00:00
Four hours after the polls closed in Iraq, President Bush made a three-minute statement. This bit from Reuters:

"The world is hearing the voice of freedom from the center of the Middle East," Bush told reporters at the White House on Sunday, [...]

Bush praised the bravery of Iraqis who turned out to vote despite continuing violence and intimidation. Bush said voters "firmly rejected the antidemocratic ideology" of terrorists.

Recently, Abu Musab Zarqawi, said the following:

We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology.

Zarqawi continued by saying that all who vote are infidels and that democracy is depraved. Well, today President Bush called it exactly like it happened. The people of Iraq, en masse, sent a message to the insurgents [read: terrorists], and they let Zarqawi and his band know that they, as a people, are embracing freedom through democracy. Whatever minute shred of legitamacy that Zarqawi has tried to claim is gone today. Iraq is free again.

Houston Auto Show

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-29 00:00:00
Me and my dad went to the Houston Auto Show at the Reliant Center today, and it was a blast. We're both car nuts, and we both love car shows. This was mostly new and concept cars, though there was a classic car exhibit (it was all Mopar Muscle Cars; quite honestly, they are the peak of automotive design). I was really interested to see the Ford and Chevrolet exhibits. A few weeks ago, Chevy management stated they weren't worried about the popularity of the new Mustang, claiming that they could hold their own against the Mustang with the Cobalt SS and the Monte Carlo SS. I laughed when I heard this, and was proven correct at the auto show.Read more...

Dooms Day

by: Becca Gardner | on: 2005-01-28 00:00:00
Misery is expected to peak on Monday, as 24 January has been pinpointed as the worst day of the year.

Despicable Prosecutors

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-27 00:00:00
In CJ 480, we discussed the case of a young lady who, along with her friend, was sexually assaulted by an armed mugger. She was able to provide police with a full and accurate composite sketch and the suspect was caught three days later.

The young lady was informed that the suspect was wanted for 20 felony charges, including child molestation, sexual assault, home invasion, and armed robbery. He was indicted on 13 of these charges.


Religion Joke

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-26 00:00:00
I read this on a comment from SarahK's blog:

I am a Frisbyterian.

We believe that when you die your soul goes up on the roof and you can’t get it down.

It made me chuckle.

Rangers Investigate HPD Crime Lab

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-25 00:00:00
According to today's Houston Chronicle, Houston Chief of Police Harold Hurtt has agreed to let the State of Texas send in outside investigators to take a look at the horrible conditions of the Houston Police Department (HPD) Crime Lab. Read more...

SCOTUS Screws Up

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-25 00:00:00
The Supreme Court screwed up again. They voted 6-2 that drug dogs could sniff the exterior of cars subsequent to routine traffic stops. They said the intrusion of privacy was too minimal to violate the Constitution. It seems to me they've opened a door for random stop and searches. If I'm going to be subjected to random searches, why not live in North Korea? Read more...

Chairman White Angers LULAC

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-25 00:00:00
According to the Houston Chronicle, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has taken their fight against Chairman White's Safe Clear program to Austin.

I normally can't stand LULAC's politics, but I hope that this one time, they politically pound the crap out of Chairman White.

AFL: Fixing the Democratic Party

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-25 00:00:00
Suggestions to the Democratic Party:
  • Lose the Donkey as your mascot. It is far too easy to make fun of.
  • Exclude fringe extremist groups/ideas from your party. Including:
    • Feminists
    • Abortionists
    • Crazed tree-huggers
    • PETA
    • Howard Dean
  • Don't be hatin'
  • Support the troops and their commanders
  • Stop trying to change the constitution through activist judges
  • Actually support minorities and quit assuming that you will always have their vote.
  • Don't vote for Hillary Clinton for anything. Ever.


by: Becca Gardner | on: 2005-01-25 00:00:00
I have a digital photo that was emailed to me that I need to post in a rant. Can one of you explain how to do that. You bet I know how to post pics like the beautiful Brad Pitt off the internet, no problem there!

No sir'ee

Ted Turner is insane

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-25 00:00:00
Ted Turner recently compared Fox News to Hitler:

While FOX may be the largest news network [and has overtaken Turner's CNN], it's not the best, Turner said.

He followed up by pointing out that Adolf Hitler got the most votes when he was elected to run Germany prior to WWII. He said the network is the propaganda tool for the Bush Administration.

A representative for Fox News eloquently responded to the insult: "Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network and now his mind -- we wish him well."

But, here's the kicker, aparently this is not the first time that Turner has said this, and the last time he did it, he was forced to apologize.

Goodbye Johnny

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-24 00:00:00
My friends, Johnny Carson is dead. It is sad news. By the time I started watching late night television, he had already turned over his job to Jay Leno, but his influence is still felt.


by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-24 00:00:00
I recently saw the movie Electra. Today, I went and read some of its reviews. Here is one that sums up how I feel about this movie nicely:

This is a comic book movie that feels like it might have been made for the Lifetime channel. With costumes by Victoria's Secret.

Go read some more reviews.

The Rocket Returns

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-22 00:00:00
This was announced yesterday, but I'm just now getting around to blogging it. Rodger "Rocket" Clemens is back with the Astros for another year. He's signed a one-year contract worth 18 million dollars. That's a record highest salary earned by a pitcher in one season.

Welcome back, Rodger! With Rodger in place the Astros starting rotation is impressive. I've dubbed them the Four Horseman: Rodger Clemens, Andy Pettite, Roy Oswalt, and Brandon Backe. The only problem now, is that the Astros seem to lack depth at the outfielder positions and may have a problem producing runs.

Championship Sunday

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-22 00:00:00
The NFC and AFC Championships will be played tomorrow. At 3:00 pm on Fox, the Atlanta Falcons will play the Philadelphia Eagles (in Philadelphia). The New England Patriots will play the Pittsburgh Steelers (in Pittsburgh).

See below for my predictions.


Cry Baby Roundup

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-21 00:00:00
Is there a conservative blogger left that hasn't made fun of Barbara Boxer and John Kerry's behavior at Condi's confirmation hearings?

I doubt it. But, of all of them, I think Cox and Forkum do it best. I love those guys.

School, schmool

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-20 00:00:00
School is finally back in. People are still standing in lines for hours at a time. This is a good reason why I do my registering online before hand.

Boston Dirty Bomb

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-20 00:00:00
I don't believe it, and I'll tell you why.

Click below for the rest of the post.

The Economist on Social Security

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-19 00:00:00
From The Economist:

Thanks to Social Security, poverty among the elderly has been virtually eliminated. Most Americans rely on the programme for much of their retirement income.

First of all, they provide no numbers to prove their assertion that elderly poverty is all but eliminated. I don't have a problem believing it, but it bugs me that they just state this as fact without providing numbers.

Secondly, if it is true that the elderly poverty is almost eliminated, I doubt that the reason is the paltry sum the government doles out to the retirees. It takes three people to pay one retiree's benefits, but what do they get? Not a whole lot, considering the types of expenditures even the elderly have to put up with. My point is, that if elderly poverty has been all but eliminated, it's more likely due to fiscal conservatives installing sound economic policies.


Office Jockey

by: Becca Gardner | on: 2005-01-19 00:00:00
I've got:
3 voicemail boxes to check
9 trash cans to empty
62 chairs to straighten
2 bosses to please
5 inboxes with my name on it
12 interviewees
7 phone lines
4 days till "casual Friday"
1 fridge, toilet & candy dish to share
And, 45 minutes after I hit "snooze" to call in "sick".

Bad Month

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-18 00:00:00
A couple of weeks ago, somebody stole a hundred and forty dollars out of my mom's purse. She accidentally left it at a table, which is a rare mistake for her. My mome is not a careless person... like my sister. Anyway...

A few nights ago, I very stupidly left my car unlocked all night at our house, and some young punks (I bet they were teenagers... stupid teenagers) took my jacket, my Patriots winter hat, my camera and all my CD's and threw them around the yards of my neighbors. The only thing they actually kept was my Mag-Lite. Untouched was a jar full of change, my cell-phone, and my mini-binoculars.

Now, somehow, el Seco has transmitted his sickness over the internet and it has taken root into my body in a bad way. I'll spare you the details, but I have a fever of 310.9 (Kelvin).

Bad month indeed.

The Inaugural Ball

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-18 00:00:00
Well, I'm frankly sick and tired of hearing about all the dissent over Bush's inaugural ball. So many people say, "oh we could send that money to the tsunami victims," to which I respond, big deal. Others say, "let's give it to the troops!" This, admittedly, isn't a bad way to spend money. But, this is not about tsunami victims and troops in Iraq. It's just another way to criticize Bush and make Republicans look bad.Read more...

Pataki for President?

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-14 00:00:00
The Corner linked to John Podhoretz's column by saying he'd support George Pataki for President in 08 if he was paid off like Armstrong Williams. I almost had a heartattack.


60 Minutes A Sunk Ship

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-14 00:00:00
So get this, according to the New York Times, CBS is considering getting rid of 60 Minutes Wednesday in the wake of RatherGate.

In the words of the chairman of CBS and co-President of Viacom, Leslie Moonves, Dan Rather is expected to continue as anchor of 60 Minutes Wednesday, "provided the show continues." That is, the show will continue at least through May, but beyond that, Mr. Moonves is considering alternatives to the show.

I guess 'ol Dan Rather will be stuck making copies and filing things until his contract runs out. A real shame.

Liberals Hate

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-13 00:00:00
Don't believe me? Check out Michelle Malkin's hate mail.

The sheer amount of racism is shocking.

Royal Nazi

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-13 00:00:00
Prince Harry recently went to a friend's dress-up party with a swastika arm band on.

The prince, third in line to the throne of England, made an apology through his spokesperson although many are calling for a personal and public apology.

I think that there are certain topics that are just too serious or sacred to joke about or to take lightly. Anything less would be blasphemous; that is, impiously irreverent.

Not in THIS country, buddy!

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-13 00:00:00
British comedian Sasha Baron Cohen recently decided to make a personal attack on President Bush and then proceeded to purposely mess up our National Anthem.

Get this, he did it here at a rodeo. Talk about dumb. This was almost a contender for the Darwin Awards. He barely escaped with his life. Not in this country, buddy!

Eastwood vs. Moore

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-13 00:00:00
Clint Eastwood warned Michael Moore not to show up at his house with a camera or... he would kill Mikey!

Right about now, I'm resisting the urge to devise a plan to trick Moore into going to Clint's house with a camera. Aw, the heck with it. Can I get some help from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy? This is too good of an opportunity.

Maybe we could just tell Mikey that there are oppressed, unemployed, and downtrodden immigrant donuts inside Clint's house.


Pontificating on Soviet Houston

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-12 00:00:00
I recommend y'all check out blogHouston.net (see blogroll) for more extensive SafeClear program news.

I've spent a lot of time skewering Chairman White over his Soviet-esque policies, and I've had a lot of fun venting my ire through mockery. And I'll continue to put "Chairman" in front of White's name and put "Comrade" in front of any of his stooge's name.

But in all seriousness, this policy is a major problem. The major justifications, as provided, are indefensible.


A DNC Chairperson

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-11 00:00:00
That's right, my friends, the DNC is seeking a new chairperson. They will vote in February. And guess who has decided to throw his hat into the running? None other than our old liberal friend, Howard Dean.Read more...

According to Rush

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-11 00:00:00
Rush says that anytime the term NeoCon is used pejoratively, it means Republican Jews. I wonder.

For your consideration

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-10 00:00:00
Today at church Brother G. mentioned this scripture:

Matthew 5:48
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

There is a similar scripture in the Book of Mormon:

3 Nephi 12:48
Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect.


Whitmire Challenges Chairman White

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-10 00:00:00
Hat tip to blogHouston.net.

According to KTRK-13, State Senator John Whitmire is preparing legislation that would completely outlaw Chairman White's communist plot to overrule our free trade rights by Soviet fiat.

When the text of the bill becomes available, we'll take a look at it. Until then, please contact your local state reps and senators and urge them to support State Senator and Hero of the Republic John Whitmire in his struggle with the communist overlord of Soviet Houston.


Last Chance for Stros

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-08 00:00:00
Oh, the anxiety is unbearable. The Stros have till 11 p.m. today to sign Beltran. If he doesn't accept Houston's offer, then the Astros won't be able to sign him or negotiate with him until May 1, when the season is already underway. So, if he doesn't sign with Houston today, there's no chance of Beltran coming back to Houston.

The innate pessimism of Houston sports fans is starting to rear it's ugly head, deep down in my soul...

UPDATE: My pessimism was warranted. The Astros were in negotiations till the midnight hour last night, and Beltran refused our offer. This means he will most likely sign with the New York Mets. Just wait until he comes back to town...

Carlos Beltran Anxiety

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-06 00:00:00
Houston fans: lament, my friends. MLB.com reports that most likely all parties interested in Beltran have dropped out of the bidding save two... the Astros and the New York Mets. The Astros have reportedly offered Beltran a six-year contract worth $84 million. The numbers on the Mets offer is mostly rumor, but it's been alleged that they offered Beltran a 12 year contract for somewhere over $100 million. Read more...

USC Wins National Championship

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-05 00:00:00
In what was supposed to be a game of superb teams, the University of Southern California Trojans embarassed the Oklahoma Soooners in a 55-19 rout. So much for Oklahoma's vaunted defense.

This will do nothing to quell the controversy over whether or not undefeated Auburn should have been in the championship game, though most likely they won't be getting the title of co-champion. (last year, the AP poll divided the championship title between USC and Louisiana State University). My Way News discusses the ascendancy of USC football.

Hopefully UT Head Coach Mack Brown was watching this championship game. He might actually learn how to beat the Oklahoma Sooners, something he hasn't done in five years.

Congratulations to Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush of the national champion USC Trojans. Y'all have a bright future. Read more...

Comrade White on the Chris Baker Show

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-05 00:00:00
Comrade Mayor Bill White of Soviet Houston is going to appear on the Chris Baker show right about now (5:30 pm), presumably to defend his tyrannical Safe Clear program, which has garnered the criticisms of just about everyone you can think of.

Go here to listen.

UPDATE: One thing Comrade White keeps mentioning is the "chaos" we experienced when multiple tow trucks would race to accident sites. Two things, the Safe Clear program targets stalled vehicles on the shoulder of the road. This is not about accidents. Secondly, I've driven in Houston for years and have never experienced "chaos" through accident scenes. Yeah, they're aggrevating and they slow things down, but Houstonians have experienced more road chaos at the hands of the ill-planned, ill-advised, ill-executed, unnecessary road construction projects and at the hands of idiot cops blocking of freeway lanes for no reason. Read more...

More on Soviet Houston

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-04 00:00:00
It's nice to see that the Houston Communist Chronicle has finally decided to run an article on Comrade Bill White's [communist traffic policy], cleverly disguised under the name of Safe Clear.

On Monday, from midnight to 7:30 p.m., companies in the Safe Clear program had towed 110 vehicles, making 307 since the program was implemented on New Year's Day.

Of course they did. Because this tyrannical legislation doesn't allow people enough time to change their tire before some thug shows up with a tow-truck to pull you off the freeway. Six minutes, my friends, six minutes. That's all the time you have before your freedoms are trampled upon by Comrade Bill White and his Spetsnaz Tow Trucks.

Others have criticized the program as discriminatory toward poor people who can't afford the mandatory towing fees, but Saperstein said those drivers account for a small share of breakdowns.

"We're talking about saving lives," he said.

First, I believe that's a load of crap. I want to see the numbers on that. Second, anytime the government starts making things mandatory we've lost another battle for liberty and freedom in this nation. Just how far off from a police state are we?

Third, where in the world does this guy get off trying to justify this despotic legislation by saying we're saving lives? Stalled vehicles on the freeway shoulders have never been that much of a problem around here, if any. This has nothing to do with saving lives. It has everything to do with the dadgum government trying to control yet another aspect of our daily lives, and the Communist Democratic Party trying to destroy our free market principles.

This is the most despicable thing I've seen come out of Houston in a while, and if Houston voters elect Comrade White next term (I live outside the city limits currently and can't vote), they deserve everything they get. What's scary is that White still has two terms after this one before he'll be term-limited and kicked out of office. Given Houston voters' track record in keeping communists in office for as long as possible (Comrade Lee P. Brown 1998-2004, Comradette Kathy Whitmire, 1982-1991), Comrade White looks to have a nice long tenure in Houston's Mayoral Office. That'll give him plenty of time to paint the town Red.

Thank God (seriously) I don't live in the city limits because Houston is so close to becoming another New York City or Chicago. Houstonians, if you keep electing these communists to office your Second Amendment rights will be next on the executioner's block.

This is not in keeping with Houston's character. Somebody needs to return Houston to the way it was. Did you know that when the officials broke ground on the Astrodome, they used Colt .45 revolvers instead of shovels? You won't find men like that in Houston's current administration.

Chomskyan Linguistics?

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-04 00:00:00
I didn't know there was such a thing as Chomskyan linguistics (yes, as in ultra-liberal Noam Chomsky). Apparently there is, and John Williamson [thoroughly trashes it].


by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-04 00:00:00
What is it that I like more than computers? Read more...

Moving, Moving, Moved!

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-03 00:00:00
That's right folks, I've changed my dwelling from Anna, Texas, to McKinney proper. This has some pros and some cons, but for the sake of the glass being half full, I'll fill you in on some important pros:

  • No more eight hungry Great Danes who like to use short, brown men as fodder.
  • No more dirt roads that get extremely muddy when it rains.
  • No more driving a million miles to anywhere.

Yes, my friends, things are looking up. Way up.

Welcome to Soviet Houston

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-03 00:00:00
As you may remember, I already posted my anger at the City of Houston installing video-cameras at intersections to catch red-light runners. In that post, I mentioned "the Traffic Gestapo of Nazi Houston." Well, that's not as accurate as "the Traffic KGB of Soviet Houston." Well, the Traffic KGB has reared it's ugly head again.

The city has installed new regulations concerning stalled vehicles on the freeway. Arguing that stalled vehicles on the shoulder of the freeway are an obstruction (causing rubberneckin'), the city has decided that all stalled cars must be completely removed from the freeway within six minutes of it stalling. Yes, six minutes. That's not even enough time to change a tire. If your vehicle has not been removed within the time-limit, a tow-truck operator may then tow your car, without your permission and at your expense of $75 or more.

That's bad enough, but it's not all. Because we then see that the City of Houston's motives, as usual, are nefarious. You see, the City of Houston has determined that only approved towing services may tow vehicles off of the freeway. The towing services would have to submit a bid to the city to approved. But, the city also decided that no bid would be entertained unless it was accompanied by the tidy sum of $100,000. Almost ten towing services met the bid requirements (including the one hundred thousand dollars). Those who were approved were then assigned spans of freeway upon which they could operate. They were not however, allowed to operate in another towing services assigned areas. How is this not extortion? This is reminiscent of a crime lord demanding money from smaller criminals so they can get their own piece of turf.

Besides the extortion, there's also the issue of the city trying to regulate a business's right to operate. In America, we're supposed to have a free market, in which all people have the right to trade goods and services freely. Houston's latest legislation is a foray into communist tyranny. During the ascendancy of Democrats to the mayor's office of Houston (three terms for Lee "Lenin" Brown, and one currently for Bill "Stalin" White), Houston has become increasingly regulatory. The libertarian in me chafes. But for a party that supposedly cares ever so much for indigent people, how do they justify forcing people to pay possibly exorbitant fees just because they can't get their car off the road within six minutes? Quelling rubbernecking is not a justifiable answer.

Someone else raised a good point: if stalled cars on the shoulder are such a problem, then police officers should not be allowed to park or sit on the shoulder to run radar. Also, they must not be allowed to stop people and pull them onto the shoulder to write them a ticket, as this would cause too much of a distraction.

Welcome to Soviet Houston, tovarisch. Long Live Comrade Bill White.

P.S. I would have linked to a news article, but the only thing I could find in the Houston Communist was this [piece of trash].

P.P.S.[This is what they play] before and after Houston City Council meetings.

NFL Playoffs

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-03 00:00:00
ESPN.com has a nice [playoff bracket] so you can see who's playing who.

My prediction is that the AFC Championship will be between the Patriots and the Chargers. Of course, my Patriots will win.

The NFC Championship will be between the Packers and the Eagles. The Packers, led by uber-QB [Brett Favre] will pull off an amazing upset to beat Philadelphia. This will give us...

Green Bay vs. New England in Jacksonville, FL for Super Bowl XXXIX! New England will proceed to beat Green Bay in a re-match of Super Bowl XXXI.

Watch me be completely wrong.

The Coolest Frenchman Ever

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-03 00:00:00
So, there's a guy with website/blog who calls himself the [Dissident Frogman]. Dissident, indeed. He's amazing with multimedia and he hates the EU and UN. He also has a tendency to be funny.

On the same thought process, I've also been made aware of a group blog called [samizdata.net]. These folks are British, and are also vehemently anti-EU and anti-UN. And we thought the folks across the pond had all gone to the dark side. There's still a glimmer of hope for the Europeans.

This picture was made by the Dissident Frogman:

Look closely...

The Up and Coming Police State

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-02 00:00:00
Fox News has an article concerning the ever-increasing [federal criminal legislation]. I hate to sound alarmist, but this is merely a sign of an on-coming police state. The article is a good one, read it. The only further comment I'm going to make is this: what the Legislature is currently doing with federal laws is not what we as Americans signed up for when we ratified the Constitution, or joined the Union in later years. We need to start sending politicians to Washington who won't just become another part of the machine.

Fairy Land Tramples Gun Rights

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-02 00:00:00
I'm having one of Kim du Toit's famous RCOB moments. San Francisco is [proposing a ban] on all private ownership of handguns.

Here's where I had the RCOB moment, specifically:

"When you get guns out of people's homes and off the streets, it means that that gun is not going to be used in a shooting that kills someone, whether a murder or an accidental shooting," said Chris Daly, supervisor of San Francisco.

Aaaarrrgggghhh, that logic is frying my brain....

Would it be cliche for me to point out that it will not stop murders in San Francisco? You can still stab someone, beat someone to death, run them over with a car, the list goes on. Also, people will still be shot, because criminals, who are by definition people who break the law on a regular basis, aren't going to pay attention to this pathetic little law.

Despite state laws that prevent local governments from banning handguns, the city believes doing just that will stem a wave of homicides that's left 87 people dead this year.

What? So, earlier this year Fairy Land bucked state laws and performed gay marriages. Now, Fairy Land is bucking state laws to ban handguns? That sounds downright treasonous to me.

"What it's really about, the end game is, taking away civilians' firearms and depriving them of the most effective tool that there is for self-defense," said Chuck Michel, spokesman for the California Rifle and Pistol Association[...].

Absolutely correct. That is the ultimate goal of liberals and anti-handgunners. Once they get you to accept that you don't need handguns, they'll start working to get rid of your long guns too. The ultimate goal of the Left is a completely disarmed society. Why is that their goal? Because an armed society is the ultimate check on a tyrannical government. Especially here in the U.S. Our government was designed with a series of checks and balances to help prevent tyranny. The ultimate check on government power was written into the Bill of Rights in the form of the Second Amendment, itself being the codified form of a basic human right: the right to self defense and the defense of liberty.

We cannot give the Left anymore territory. They've gained too much as it is. The only way we can succeed in this fight is to completely roll-back all the insane and asinine laws that we've already allowed the Left to enact. We must go back to an open carry society, period. The Left will not stop at halfway, and neither should we.

North Korea Threatening

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-02 00:00:00
In an articled linked by [Drudge Report], North Korea threatens the possibility of [nuclear war] on the Korean Peninsula.

The North Koreans have called on South Korea to expel the U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula.

It'll be interesting to see what White House reaction is. Something has to be done about N. Korea, that's easy to see. But if we leave the peninsula, it won't take long for the N. Koreans to invade S. Korea. If we stay there, they just might start nuclear war. If we invade, we risk nuclear retaliation.

This would be a lot simpler if Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton had given the N. Koreans nuclear material.

Kerry Will Run Again

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-02 00:00:00
According to MSNBC, John F. Kerry will [run again], and he promises to learn from his mistakes.

Ever since election night, John Kerry has been trying hard to learn from his mistakes, to cheer his disappointed followers, to avoid sinking into the inevitable depression—and to plot his own comeback.

Disappointed followers? What, all three of them? He didn't have any followers. He had Bush-haters. They aren't disappointed he lost, they're disappointed that Bush didn't lose.

Some of Kerry's followers are already plotting how Kerry can defeat Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses in 2008. The conventional wisdom, already congealing before Bush's second Inaugural, pictures Kerry and Clinton as the early Democratic front runners.

HA! He couldn't beat Hillary Clinton with a Louisville Slugger and her hands tied behind her back. I'm sure that the vast majority of Democrat power-players are holding their breath till 2008 when Hillary can run. Just because two or three interns who actually want him to beat Hillary Clinton doesn't mean he has Democratic support.

Nowadays the foreign-policy team still meets on the assumption that it could be reconstituted for '08. But the reality is, "it's mostly sitting around some lawyer's office and asking each other if we've heard about jobs," says a member of the team.

Hold on a minute while I regain my composure. I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.

If, and I do mean if, Kerry runs again, he will not beat Hillary. Even if he does beat Hillary, he will not win the election.

Give it up, Horseface.

Best Edited Image of 2004

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-01 00:00:00
TexansTalk.com has the best edited image I've seen all year.

To a Texans fan, I don't think any other picture in history can be quite so alluring in it's simplistic beauty.

Cheers to [TexansTalk]!


by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-01 00:00:00
This year I'll adopt the motto:

If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well.

Commercial on PBS

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2005-01-01 00:00:00
I caught this ad on TV last night for a news radio station. It said "we break the news, and then we put it back together."

Right. Of course they do.

Texas Wins Rose Bowl, 38-37

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-01-01 00:00:00
In a wild game, #5 Texas defeated #12 Michigan in the [Rose Bowl] on a last minute field goal by kicker Dusty Mangum.

This was UT's first-ever trip to a BCS game, and they had a lot to prove since practically nobody believed they deserved the trip to the Rose Bowl. Most people believed California should've gotten the trip to the Rose Bowl. Especially #4 Cal, who has been whining about being passed over for a few weeks now. Cal, who insisted they were more deserving than Texas, "got stuck" playing Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl. They then [got ripped a new one] by Texas Tech, who won 45-31. Earlier this season, Texas [pimp-slapped ] Texas Tech, 51-21.

I need to put in a little trash talk here. To all of you tenderfoot, whiny, crybaby, sissy girls on the Cal football team: shut your face and know your role. Go ahead and start licking my boots because the State of Texas owns you, you stupid dipwads.

Anyway, time to to move on from the trash talk. I'd like to send out a heartfelt congratulations to the Texas Longhorns, and a hearty THANK YOU for making a die-hard, orange-blooded Longhorn fan happy this season. You guys are awesome. I'm waiting for next year when y'all finally spank those stinkin' Okies and get a National Championship. Yeee-hawwww!

And, to all you Texas Tech Red Raiders (my second favorite college team), thank you SO MUCH for taking all that trash Cal kept talking before the game and shoving it down their throats and proving how worthless they are, along with the BCS System and all the stupid sportswiters who vote on reasons of popularity instead of on worthiness. Congrats to spankin' those yellow-bellied, cry-baby, Golden Bears!

This is a sissy crybaby. Also known as a "football player" for a "football team" called the California Golden Bears. I prefer sissy crybaby, as that term is more apropos than "football player." And their "football team" should really be named the "Golden Girls." They could get Bea Arthur to be their quarterback.

This is Red Raiders QB Sonny Cumbie, and he beats the crap out of sissy crybabies. It's a good thing, too, because sissy crybabies need to be creamed. Way to go, Sonny.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go do a happy dance. Viva Tejas!