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Posts in May 2006

Constitutional Issue my...

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-05-30 00:00:00
All this new about the Justice Department interferring with Congress makes me so angry. Fox News finally puts the whole thing in perspective. A legal warrant, a complete investigation and video tape nailing the man should have been sufficient to put the man away. But he is a Congressman, therefore, above the law.

What is love?

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-05-30 00:00:00
Amazing. Imagine that you see your dog get into a tangle with an alligator. What would you do? Would you jump on top of the gator Steve Irwin style, and begin pounding its head with your fists? Some people would. That is love, man.

Never a dull moment!

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-05-30 00:00:00
How I love politics in Taiwan. Imagine if Mitch McConnell of Kentucky suddenly decided he was going to eat a bill because it opposed everything his party stood for. Fist fights and public humilation are not uncommon in Taiwan politics... ah, memories.

Immigration Policy

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-05-18 00:00:00
A quote from the recent Ann Coulter article I found creative:

"How about this: It's not fair to want to go out with someone just because that person is attractive and has a good personality because it discriminates against people who are ugly with bad social skills! That's our immigration policy."

It is a pretty good article, so give it a read.

O'Reilly Factor

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-05-16 00:00:00
Normally I read the O'Reilly Factor in passing, but this article I found amusing. Not the main article, but "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day" section.

Living Single

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-05-13 00:00:00
I regularly wash nearly every dish I own.

It takes me about twent minutes.

Quote

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-05-12 00:00:00
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
- Oscar Levant

Sheriff Joe...

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-05-11 00:00:00
Most people in Arizona are familiar with the name Joe Arpaio. He has been the Sheriff in Maricopa County since 1992. Originally he was just what the doctor ordered when it came to law enforcement, but these days he is more of a black hole for state funds. But he actually got something right again (in my opinion it was probably the County Attorney Andrew P. Thomas that pushed it through). He is cracking down on illegals using a new state smuggling law. (Another article)

(For perspective Mariocopa County is about the size of Massachusetts and has population of just over 3.6 million)

Hillary '08

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-05-11 00:00:00
From the Drudge Report today comes a story about the owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, hosting a fund raiser for none other than Hillary Clinton. According, to Murdoch, it is "only" to support her campaign for Senate, rather than for the Presidency. In mind my, that is the wrong path to get onto; still, Murdoch is known for following his wallet's best interest in almost everything.

So why did Murdoch choose to do this in the first place? And why did Hillary agree to it in the second place? The article only adds more questions:

What does it mean? Does Clinton agree with him? Does he agree with her? If so, what does he know that I don't? Is she now pro-life? Does she support reactionary judges? Does she endorse the use of the press to advance business interests? Does she know what she believes? Do we know what she believes? Hillary, help us. Who the [heck] are you?

Good questions indeed. It seems that since people realized she has a shot at the presidency, this super- ultra- mega- pro- choice- environmental- wacko- feminist- hippie- liberal- of- liberals has started to veer to the center. Could this be a ruse? (Read that last line with sacrasm.)

I wish I could just write "eh," as my friend ArizonaBoy sometimes says, but Hillary already has raised $20 million and shows no sign of slowing.

Everything You Know

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-05-10 00:00:00
We have often discussed Ann Coulter's writings here on Rant Fever, and that is great. Still, I think we (and a lot of other people) overlook the quality that is John Stossel. Take, for example, a recent piece he wrote for RealClearPolitics.

If one-tenth of what the reporters suggested was happening did happen, there would be mass death. The opposite is true: Despite exposure to radiation and all those nasty new chemicals, Americans today live longer than ever.

Yup, good stuff.

Happy Birthday!

by: Justin Mills | on: 2006-05-06 00:00:00
Happy Birthday to our founder, el Seco!

Go Suns!

by: Russell Updike | on: 2006-05-05 00:00:00
So yeah, I'm rooting for the home town team. Of late I don't watch professional sports. In fact, the NBA is a particular annoyance for me. So when the Suns play the Lakers, I choose the Suns. Not because I watched the Suns in their prior glory days, but because I dislike Kobe Bryant. I root for whatever team is playing against him. He is a jerk, and a selfish ball hog. He, and other players like him, have ruined the NBA! Now if the Suns go on to win big, or go on to lose on Saturday, it doesn't matter to me. As long as someone beats Kobe! (As an interesting note, I was recently introduced to the play of Lebron James. Though I don't like the fact he didn't go to college, the kid is amazing!)

Sign

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2006-05-05 00:00:00
I just saw a billboard that said "Illiterate? Write for help: 800 Main St...."

Sex in Public

by: Justin Mills | on: 2006-05-03 00:00:00
Instapundit provides a lot of interesting links. Like this one and this one that discusses sexual norms and legislation.

Most of this is based on the tired, old argument that we shouldn't legislate morality. What people fail to realize is that societies developed laws exactly for that reason. Read more...