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calendar   Friday - July 29, 2005

Backlash In Britain

It has already begun .. the backlash against Muslims in Britain. The number of racial incidents has tripled in recent weeks, especially in Wales. The Muslim community is paying a price for shielding militant Imams and encouraging young men to attack their host country. I’m not saying what is happening is right, just that it should have been expected. The Muslims in Britain have no one to blame but themselves. If the bombings continue, I predict there is a good chance Britain could experience a modern version of “Kristellnacht” (go look that one up in your history book) ....

(BBC)—There has been a significant increase in the number of racial incidents in Wales since the 7 July bombings in London, new police figures have shown. The largest rise came in the North Wales Police area, where there were 64 reported cases from 7-28 July compared to 20 in the same period in 2004. Gwent Police has dealt with 49 cases, up from 30 in 2004, and Dyfed-Powys has had 17 incidents (up from 12). South Wales Police also said there had been an increase in cases in its area.

RACIAL INCIDENTS IN WALES
North Wales Police: 64 incidents (up from 20)
Gwent Police: 49 incidents (up from 30)
Dyfed-Powys Police: 17 incidents (up from 12)

Members of the Muslim community in Wales have expressed worries that the attacks in London would see them targeted. Last week, a rise in incidents of abuse was also recorded by the South East Wales Race Equality Council (Sewrec). It said the rate of abuse had risen from 10 incidents a month to more than 30 in just two weeks, with most happening in Newport. Last week in Cardiff, police investigated after animal parts were left at a mosque which was also targeted with a racist letter.

Members of Newport’s ethnic minority community said they had suffered verbal abuse since the London attacks. One man said: “The other night, I was walking through town and someone started calling me a bomber - a group of white boys. “We’re not bombers though, we’re just normal people.”

Chief Constable of Gwent, Mike Tonge said there had been a rise in tensions. He added: “It’s not really attacks, it’s verbal abuse. But for the Muslim community particularly, this causes them to have fear.



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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/29/2005 at 10:02 AM   
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African Cleanup

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Cox & Forkum


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/29/2005 at 09:57 AM   
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If you ever visit the Skipper…..

.....don’t go to Denny’s

A Kansas woman has filed a lawsuit seeking damages for severe burns on her rear end caused by chemicals used to clean a toilet at a Denny’s Restaurant.

Kathleen Williams’ suit names Denny’s Corp. and Jomar Investments LLC, owner of the St. Louis-area Denny’s where she was injured.

Williams claims she did not see the chemicals but felt them as soon as she sat down. Pedro Irigonegaray, her lawyer, said that she had to be hospitalized immediately and suffered permanent injuries.

“Sadly, as a result of the chemical injury, nerves were injured that create a sensation of pain 24 hours a day,” Irigonegaray told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He said Williams has to take medication for pain and wear special underpants designed for burn victims.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/29/2005 at 08:57 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - July 28, 2005

Geeks And Their Toys

Fellow Geeks and Nerds and anyone else imprisoned in a cubicle all day, we present .... The Firewheel Rubber Band Gun ....

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/28/2005 at 07:19 PM   
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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

Every aspiring writer writes crap now and then. For my first witness, I call myself ....

“Yes, your honor - I wrote that crap and I’m proud of it, ya hear! Proud of it! Bwah-hah-hah-hah-hah-ha-ha ....”

Little did I know there’s an annual contest to judge bad writers ....

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man who compared a woman’s anatomy to a carburetor won an annual contest that celebrates the worst writing in the English language. Dan McKay, a computer analyst at Microsoft Great Plains in Fargo, N.D., bested thousands of entrants from the North Pole to Manchester, England to triumph Wednesday in San Jose State University’s annual Fiction Contest.

“As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire,” he wrote, comparing a woman’s breasts to “small knurled caps of the oil dampeners.”

The competition highlights literary achievements of the most dubious sort - terrifyingly bad sentences that take their inspiration from minor writer Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, whose 1830 novel “Paul Clifford” began, “It was a dark and stormy night.”

“We want writers with a little talent, but no taste,” San Jose State English Professor Scott Rice said. “And Dan’s entry was just ludicrous.” McKay was is in China and could not be reached to comment about his status as a world-renowned wretched writer. He will receive $250. Rice said the challenge began as a worst paragraph contest, but judges soon realized no one should have to wade through so much putrid prose - such as this zinger, which took a dishonorable mention.

“The rising sun crawled over the ridge and slithered across the hot barren terrain into every nook and cranny like grease on a Denny’s grill in the morning rush, but only until eleven o’clock when they switch to the lunch menu,” wrote Lester Guyse, a retired fraud investigator in Portland, Ore. “That was the least favorite of the five I entered, but you win any way you can,” Guyse said.

Ken Aclin, of Shreveport, La., won the Grand Panjandrum’s Award for his shocking similes and abusive use of adjectives. He wrote that India “hangs like a wet washcloth from the towel rack of Asia.”

“I just saw that washcloth hanging in the shower and it looked like India,” he said. “I’ll be doggone.”



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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/28/2005 at 03:50 PM   
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Photo Du Jour

Today’s theme is “Summertime” .... and de livin’ is easy ....

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Hannah Jones, 8, wipes her brow while selling lemonade outside her Huntersville, N.C., home, as the temperature approaches 100 degrees on July 27. Jones is raising money for the the annual Carolinas Walk for Autism Research.

(AP/The Charlotte Observer, Patrick Schneider)
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Mike Blackburn, left, and his son, Jim, enjoy their homemade pool in the back of a pick-up parked at Mike’s home in Winchester, Va., on July 27. The Jim Blackburn said he rarely gets to experience such a hot summer day at home.

(AP/The Winchester Star, Jeff Taylor)


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/28/2005 at 03:30 PM   
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Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day

And here I thought ignorant, anti-war protestors were mostly young smelly hippies from Berkeley. Evidently, I was wrong. It appears insanity reaches out to all ages in this day and age. Now we have the ”Raging Grannies” attempting to enlist in the armed forces and possibly going to jail when they were refused ....

imageimageLOS ANGELES (AFP) - Five greying anti-war activists from a group dubbed the “Raging Grannies” face possible jail time after demanding to be enlisted in the US Army to fight in Iraq, one of them said. The women, aged between 57 and 92, were charged with criminal trespass after turning up at an Armed Forces Recruiting Center in the western US state of Arizona demanding they be allowed to join the fighting ranks.

“We’re very serious about that, we really want to enlist,” 74-year-old “Raging Granny” Betty Schroeder told AFP. “We think it would be better if old people were killed at war than young ones,” the retired nurse, whose husband and two brothers were killed in battle in other wars, explained.

Eight “grannies,” including Schroeder, are accused of invading military territory by entering a military recruiting office in the city of Tucson on July 13 to sign up. Military officials asked them to leave and called police who issued charges against five of the grannies after they had left the office. They are charged with trespassing, which could see them jailed for up to five months.

The five appeared in court in Tucson on Monday where they pleaded not guilty to the offence and the judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for August 19, according to Schroeder. “Criminal trespass is a misdemeanour,” she said. “I think we might be sentenced to five months in prison or a 500 dollar fine,” she told AFP by telephone from Tucson.

The “Ranging Grannies,” formed by members of the Tucson branch of the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, meet every Wednesday and sing songs set to familiar tunes that protest the US military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. The maximum age for enlistment in the US Army is 34, while reservists can join up until the age of 39.

Why do I keep hearing that old Jan & Dean/Beach Boys tune “Little Old Lady From Pasadena” in my head ....? These broads evidently missed their daily dose of metamucil several times. The old farts hanging around here at BMEWS (including myself) could really raise hell in Iraq but these old gals need to stick to their knitting.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/28/2005 at 02:48 PM   
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Website Of The Day: Free Medication

KSDK Channel Five here in St. Louis has a featured Website Of The day each day. No, they haven’t featured me yet but that’s OK. They’ll get around to it any day now. Recently, they featured a web site that I thought you all might be interested in. It’s a new web site dedicated to helping people get free or deeply discounted medications. The site is called WeHelpMeds.com and has a ton of useful information for people who don’t have medical insurance, are on medicare or medicaid, or just can’t afford the high co-pays on some medications. They claim to have a database that contains over 1916 free or discounted medications and 192 patient assistance programs. Here’s the scoop ....

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WeHelpMeds was created to assist you in finding Medication Assistance programs. We have gathered information about hundreds of programs that can help you obtain your medication free or at greatly discounted prices. These programs change on a regular basis; We are constantly searching for new programs and monitoring existing ones. Qualifications vary, but most are based on income and lack of outpatient prescription coverage. WeHelpMeds can provide the assistance you need in 5 easy steps.

Many pharmaceutical companies in response to the growing cost of medicine now sponsor patient assistance programs. These programs are helping patients who qualify receive medication free of charge or at a discount. These programs are not related to the medicare discount program. Qualifications vary from company to company, but most are based on income and lack of outpatient prescription coverage.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/28/2005 at 12:47 PM   
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Texas couple outside city has land grabbed by city for “possible” future use.
Patriotic Art Show to Counter Attorney General’s Exhibit
Senate Approves Boy Scout Events on Military Bases
Islam At War: The truth about “Moderate” Muslims
Couple cleared of child sex charges
Al-Jazeera Slams American Newspaper NewsMax
Amber Alert: Blogger’s daughter missing since June
ACLU opposes tax exemption for all churches
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ACLU Policy: Legalize Child Porn

NASA Halts Shuttle Flights Over Fear of Foam
Fart Science: Cows Are Major Cause Of Smog in California


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/28/2005 at 04:10 AM   
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Takedown?

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Larry Wright, Detroit, Michigan, The Detroit News


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/28/2005 at 04:00 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 27, 2005

I Failed The Test

I just took the test to determine if I’m a hippie! I am saddened to report that I flunked the test. It seems I am a die-hard member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. I took the idiot test too. I flunked it as well. Well .... what the f**k did you expect of me ....?

I am 21% Hippie.
So Not a Hippie.
What? Am I a Republican? Why did I even bother taken this test?! I guess I’ll back to my George W. Bush fan club and tell them I just wasted 10 minutes of my life. At least I don’t stink, man.
I am 6% Idiot.
Friggin Genius
I am not annoying at all. In fact most people come to me for advice.  Of course they annoy the hell out of me. But what can I do?  I am smarter than most people.



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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/27/2005 at 04:37 PM   
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Poetry In Motion

She rode out to sea on his dinghy,
Screaming, “Oh God! O God! Don’t Stop!”
“Never fear, madam”, the constables cried,
“We’re here to save the .. uh .. never mind.”

LONDON (Reuters) - A British couple who headed out to sea in a dinghy for an amorous liaison sparked a major rescue operation when their cries of passion were mistaken for someone in trouble, British police said Tuesday.

A passer-by raised the alarm after hearing strange noises coming from the waters near a beach in Torbay on the southwest coast of England Saturday morning, prompting the coastguard to send lifeboats and police to the scene.

“It was found that there was a partially-clothed couple in a small rubber dingy that were brought ashore and asked to put their clothes back on,” a spokesman for Devon and Cornwall police told Reuters.

“Our log actually mentions that ‘they were having fun in their boat!’, but doesn’t say anything other than that.”



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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/27/2005 at 04:03 PM   
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Good News Story Of The Day

My, oh my! I find all kinds of good things in this story. Mexican immigrants join the military to give something back to their new country and are rewarded with citizenship - and even better, they get to take the oath of citizenship in one of Saddam Hussein’s grand palaces. There are good Mexicans and there are bad MESS-CANS. The good ones understand how America works and end up like this with full citizenship, an education under the GI Bill, veteran’s benefits and much more. The bad ones end up bringing crime with them, leeching off the system, working crap jobs for dirt cheap wages and eventual deportation. Congratulations to these new citizens. Feel free to prop your feet up on Saddam’s furniture and drink up his beer. You’ve earned it ....

imageimageBAGHDAD (AFP) - Omar Hernandez, his combat boots covered in a fine coat of sand from the battle front, had difficulty believing that he took his oath of US citizenship inside one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces. “It’s like a dream,” said Hernandez, a native of Jalisco, Mexico. Then he gazed around the marble columns in the rotunda hall. “A lot of money was spent on this,” he marveled. On a recent weekday Hernandez and 146 other US military personnel raised their right hand and swore to “support and defend the constitution and laws of the United States of America” in the Al-Faw palace on the outskirts of Baghdad.

The marble-floor rotunda is some 50 meters (yards) in diameter, under a vast crystal chandelier the size of a Volkswagen Beetle that hangs from the dome roof. “Welcome into that exclusive club called American citizenship,” Lieutenant General John Vines told the group at the citizenship ceremony. Three officials from the naturalization branch of the US Department of Homeland Security were also present, along with a 30-man army brass band, complete with trombones, tubas and a large drum.

The personnel—soldiers, sailors, and airmen, along with one marine and a navy medic—were brought in from different parts of Iraq specially for the event. The few civilians not wearing desert camouflage uniforms stood out. Officers and troops, many with M-16 rifles slung over their shoulders, stood in attendance and cheered. Sergeant Jimmy Soto, 29, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, said he was going to call his parents and surprise them with the news of his citizenship. “This was a very nice ceremony.”

When Soto is out on an urban patrol many Iraqis “are often surprised when I lower my scarf and they see my face,” he said, commenting on his olive skin. Military officials require recruits to be permanent US residents to join the military, but citizenship is not a requirement. There are 45,000 non-US citizens currently serving in the US military, said Linda Dougherty, one of the US government officials at the event.

Those sworn in as US citizens came from 46 countries, with the single largest group born in Mexico (27), followed by the Philippines (15) and Jamaica (nine). Overall 70 of the new US citizens came from Latin American countries, including Nicaragua (eight), Dominican Republic (five), Colombia and Honduras (four each), and even Peru and Cuba. The figures reflect US population trends, where the Hispanic population has reached 41 million people, the largest racial minority among the country’s 296 million residents. Soldiers at the event also came from China, India, Taiwan and Vietnam. There was even one Iraqi-born soldier.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/27/2005 at 03:41 PM   
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The Hildabeast Conspiracy, Phase II

imageimageIs anyone paying attention to this woman and her conniving strategy (pictured at left in a secret dress rehearsal for being declared Queen Hillary I, her ultimate goal)? Lately, she has come out in favor of “family values” and has even been smooching up to religious groups on the Right. That was Phase I of The Hildabeast Conspiracy. She has suddenly starting sounding like a Conservative, especially when you compare her to the rabid, Leftist anarchists in the Democratic party. In other words, she is doing the same thing her husband did: pretend to be a moderate and after the election, take a sudden turn to the Left. I’ve seen this crap before from ol’ Slick Willy, hisself.

Now comes Phase II of The Hildabeast Conspiracy: the rabid, Leftist anarchists in her party suddenly start picking on her and complaining that she is deserting them. They are up in arms over the “decided tilt toward the center” on key issues. Poor, poor Hillary is being beset on both sides: from the evil “vast right-wing conspiracy” on the Right and the “nattering nabobs of negativity” on the Left. This poor, sweet lady is suffering from abuse by everyone who is not in the moderate center. Don’t you feel sorry for the poor dear? She really needs your vote for President in 2008 to fight back against the evil on both sides of the political spectrum. Would you care to donate $2000 to the Hillary ‘08 campaign. Sure. I knew you would ....

!!! SUCKER !!!

(WASHINGTON POST)—Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s call for an ideological cease-fire in the Democratic Party drew an angry reaction yesterday from liberal bloggers and others on the left, who accused her of siding with the centrist Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) in a long-running dispute over the future of the party.

Long a revered figure by many in the party’s liberal wing, Clinton (D-N.Y.) unexpectedly found herself under attack after calling Monday for a cease-fire among the party’s quarreling factions and for agreeing to assume the leadership of a DLC-sponsored initiative aimed at developing a more positive policy agenda for the party.

The reaction highlighted the dilemma Democratic politicians face trying to satisfy energized activists on the left—many of whom are hungering for party leaders to advance a more full-throated agenda and more aggressively confront President Bush—while also cultivating the moderate Democrats and independents whose support is crucial to winning elections. The challenge has become more acute because of the power and importance grass-roots activists, symbolized by groups such as MoveOn.org and liberal bloggers, have assumed since the 2004 election.

The most pointed critique of Clinton came in one of the most influential blogs on the left, Daily Kos out of Berkeley, Calif., which called Clinton’s speech “truly disappointing” and said she should not provide cover for an organization that often has instigated conflict within the party.

“If she wanted to give a speech to a centrist organization truly interested in bringing the various factions of the party together, she could’ve worked with NDN,” the blog said in a reference to the New Democrat Network, with which Daily Kos’s Markos Moulitsas is associated. “Instead, she plans on working with the DLC to come up with some common party message yadda yadda yadda. Well, that effort is dead on arrival. The DLC is not a credible vehicle for such an effort. Period.”

Other blogs noted that the day Clinton was calling for a truce, one DLC-sponsored blog was writing disparagingly of liberals. Marshall Wittman wrote from the DLC meeting in Columbus, “While someone from the daily kosy (misspelling intended) confines of Beserkely might utter ominous McCarthyite warnings about the ‘enemy within,’ here in Columbus constructive committed crusaders for progressivism are discussing ways to win back the hearts of the heartland.”

Roger Hickey, co-director of the liberal Campaign for America’s Future, said Clinton had badly miscalculated the current politics inside the Democratic Party and argued that she could pay a price for her DLC association if she runs for president in 2008.

“There has been an activist resurgence in the Democratic Party in recent years, and Hillary risks ensuring that there’s a candidate to her left appealing to those activists who don’t much like the DLC,” he said.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 07/27/2005 at 02:26 PM   
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