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calendar   Saturday - December 31, 2005

Fear Factor

I found this over at Fark and couldn’t resist grabbing it. I am presenting it here in all of its fear-inducing glory. We all know what that nice lady vet behind him is about to do and from the look on his face, he has fingered it out by now also. In my humble opinion, the vet looks like she is enjoying this WAY too much. Then again, I really, really hate cats so I absolve her of any and all sins.

Twerp and OldCatMan and any other cat owners out there may feel free to use this picture to encourage obedience in your feline “friends”. Here, Kitty-Kitty! Snip! Snip! BWAH-HAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA ......

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/31/2005 at 06:18 PM   
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It’s The Real Thing

It may be “the real thing” and “things may go better with Coke” but Liberal universities and socialist student groups disagree. They claim Coke is busting unions and harassing employees in Colombia with paramilitary thugs. Basically, the goobers of academia and their leftist robots in the student body think Coke is not playing by the rules. There’s the rub. How does Coke disprove that? How can anyone prove a negative? What do I mean? Pay attention ...

Suppose someone says, “The Skipper picks his nose.” How do I prove that I do not pick my nose? That’s called “proving a negative” and is an almost impossible feat. Think about it. How can I prove I don’t pick my nose? I can let you sit and watch me 24 hours a day forever and if I never pick my nose before you or I die, then I might have proven the negative but that still leaves open the question of what I was doing before you started watching, doesn’t it?

In the same vein, how does Coke prove it is not brutalizing its employees in Colombia? Do the universities want to watch Coke 24 hours a day to see if they are doing wrong? How long must they watch before they’re satisfied? Do you think the universities would be satisfied if the Colombian Attorney General conducted an investigation? If so, you would be wrong. That has already been done and Coke was found innocent of any wrongdoing.

Another thing that bothers me about this is that Coke is Colombia’s second largest customer for exported goods. The largest customer being, of course, all the cocaine addicts here in America (Juan Valdez and his coffee beans are way back in a distant third place). Coke buys the coca plants and runs them through a process to remove the cocaine hydrochloride. What’s left is the safe coca plant leaves which give Coke its taste. Now if these universities and leftist groups did somehow manage to put Coke out of business or even drive them out of Colombia, what do you think would happen? Well, first of all Coca-Cola’s soft drinks would taste different without the coca flavor and second, what do you think would happen to all those coca plants that Coke would no longer be buying? Take three guesses ....

Finally, it saddens me to see institutions of higher learning stepping into politics, blackmailing companies, making wild accusations and just generally doing everything except what they’re supposed to do - namely educate our young people. It also saddens me to see those same young people spending their time working as willing accomplices to these devious ends rather than getting an education. What the University of Michigan and this ridiculous student group are offering instead of an education and something of benefit to society, are slander, blackmail and propaganda. That’s my opinion and I’m stickin’ to it ...

imageimageCoke Is Out At University Of Michigan
School Cites Human Rights Abuse Allegations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WKMG-TV)

The University of Michigan suspended sales of Coca-Cola products on its three campuses over allegations that the company permits human rights and environmental abuses abroad. The suspension, which begins Jan. 1, will affect vending machines, residence halls, cafeterias and campus restaurants. Coke’s contracts with the university are worth about $1.4 million.

The university and the company say they will continue to negotiate. “The University of Michigan is an important school, and I respect the way they worked with us on this issue,” said Kari Bjorhus, a spokeswoman for The Coca-Cola Co., told The Detroit News. “We are continuing to try hard to work with the university to address concerns and assure them about our business practices.”

Michigan’s decision was prompted by a complaint last year from Students Organizing for Labor and Economic Equality. The student group accused Coke of draining local groundwater in India and conspiring with paramilitary groups in Colombia to harass and harm union members. The company has repeatedly denied the allegations.

The university, which has more than 50,000 students, decided not to renew its contracts when Coke said it was unable to meet a Dec. 31 deadline to cooperate in an investigation of circumstances in Colombia. The university and several other colleges had offered to fund the investigation. Bjorhus said Thursday that a pending civil lawsuit prevented the company from participating.

In a statement on the company Web site, the company said allegations involving its operations in Colombia are false and the company has been “an exemplary member of the business community” there. At least nine schools have stopped selling Coke products, citing Colombia as one of the reasons, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In the interest of equal time, here is the Coca-Cola company’s official response.

imageimageThe allegations against our business in Colombia are false. We have been in Colombia for 70 years and have been an exemplary member of the business community. The plaintiffs’ accusations do not reflect the facts on the ground in Colombia.


The Coca-Cola Company and our bottlers have investigated the claims regarding human rights abuses in Colombia and found no evidence to support them. We will continue to work to ensure that our Company and our bottling partners operate under the highest standards in Colombia.

Our Company has been a valuable member of the Colombian community for more than 70 years and our bottling partners respect the rights of employees, including those who choose third-party representation or union membership. In fact, our bottling partners enjoy extensive, normal relations with 12 separate unions in Colombia and currently have collective bargaining agreements in place with all of them covering wages, benefits and working conditions.

If any employee feels unsafe, local bottlers, working with local unions and the Colombian government, provide transportation to and from work, loans for secure housing, loans to improve security of union offices, paid cellular phones for emergency use, shift and job changes and legal aid.

Note: The clever artwork in the two pictures above are my doing and did not come from either the Coca-Cola Company or the University Of Michigan. Now, are all the lawyers happy? If you all will pardon me, I intend to go buy several cases of Coca-Cola and celebrate Michigan’s loss to Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl last Wednesday. Go Huskers! Have a Coke on me!


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/31/2005 at 04:35 PM   
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2006 Calendars have Arrived!

Haven’t found a decent 2006 calendar yet to hang on your wall? Well, never let it be said that BMEWS let you down. We have the official 2006 Hooters Calendar all ready for you to download. You’re gonna love this year’s models. So click on the link and hold on to your hat ...

(-- thanks to Rancino fer this one --)


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/31/2005 at 02:45 PM   
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Dumbass-Dot-Com

Today’s winner in the Weekly Stoopid Sweepstakes is a PETA employee (what, don’t tell me you expected someone from a rational organization?). PETA evidently grows these idjits in some special clone farm in Wyoming where they can train them to be completely clueless, stupendously stupid and willing to make complete asses out of themselves for the organization. Even more ridiculous is the celebrity endorsement this weirdo got ... from none other than Pam ("Sillycone") Anderson. OldCatman will not be pleased ...

PETA Staffer Legally Changes Name To KentuckyFriedCruelty.com
NEW YORK (AP)

A 19-year-old PETA staffer has legally changed his name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com. Chris Garnett, youth outreach coordinator for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said he changed his name in support of the group’s anti-KFC campaign. “People don’t believe me at first when I tell them my name, but it never fails to spark a discussion,” Garnett, er, KentuckyFriendCruelty.com, said in a statement. “Many vow to boycott KFC after I explain the company’s indifference to cruelty to animals.”

Norfolk, Va.-based PETA’s complaints against KFC stem from video footage shot last year recording alleged mistreatment of birds at a Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. plant in Moorefield, W.Va. The plant is a KFC supplier. Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, has disputed the claims of mistreatment. In June, a grand jury refused to indict former workers at the West Virginia chicken plant.

Stacked star Pamela Anderson, who has narrated a PETA video showing the alleged abuse, supports Garnett’s name change. “I’m sure Chris can’t wait ‘till KFC stops torturing chickens so he can change his name back,” the actress said in a statement, adding that the chicken abuse “is awful and has to stop.”


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/31/2005 at 01:25 PM   
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Calendar Trivia

We people in Western Civilization (a.k.a “Christians") are preparing to celebrate the start of another year ... according to the Gregorian Calendar. This calendar is the Western Civilzation’s second attempt to keep track of the Earth’s rotation and have some consistency in when seasons start and end. The first attempt to standardize the calendar was done by none other than Julius Caesar in 46 BC. The old Roman calendar was hopelessly inaccurate and had already been modified many times. Here’s the story:

The Roman calendar originally started the year with the vernal equinox and consisted of 10 months (Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Junius, Quntilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, and December) having a total of 304 days. The numbers still embedded in the last four months of the year are the fossil of this (September, October, November, and December, contain the Latin roots for the numerals seven, eight, nine, and ten, but now fall on the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth months of the year). The 304 days were followed by an unnamed, unnumbered period in winter. The second Roman king Numa Pompilius (715-673 BC) introduced February and January (in that order) between December and March, increasing the length of the year to 354 or 355 days. Then in 450 BC, February was moved to its current position.

Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) changed the number of days in the months to achieve a 365 day year. He and his nephew (Augustus Caesar) also managed to have their names imprinted on two months: July and August. In order to “catch up” with the seasons, he also added 90 days to the year 46 BC between November and February. The Julian calendar consisted of cycles of three 365-day years followed by a 366-day leap year. Around 9 BC, it was found that the priests in charge of computing the calendar had been adding leap days every three years instead of the four decreed by Caesar. As a result of this error, no more leap years were added until 8 AD. Leap years were therefore 45 BC, 42 BC, 39 BC, 36 BC, 33 BC, 30 BC, 27 BC, 24 BC, 21 BC, 18 BC, 15 BC, 12 BC, 9 BC, 8 AD, 12 AD, and every fourth year thereafter. Fortunately, Caesar met an untimely end in 44 BC and never lived to see the mess they made of his new calendar.

Needless to say, after a few dozen centuries the calendar was once again in a mess and starting to get out of sync with the seasons again. Then the Catholic church stepped in and decided to fix it once and for all. Pope Gregory XIII (1502–85 AD) woke up one fine Christmas morning and happened to notice that the days had started getting longer several weeks earlier, which meant Winter had already started long ago and that just wasn’t right because Christians had specifically stolen the Winter Solstice Festival of the heathens to celebrate Christ’s brithday. Gregory decided to fix things up. That is when the fun started and the dust didn’t settle for nearly four hundred years.

Using medieval clocks (sun dials) and lots of time spent worrying over historical textbooks, Gregory decided that the calendar was ten days slow. Quickly realizing that he had no way to push human time forward to catch up to the correct date, Gregory decided to chop off the calendar by ten days ... and then all hell broke loose. Pope Gregory XIII decreed that the day after October 4, 1582 would be October 15, 1582 (Popes had that kind of power back then - even more than most Kings).

The switchover was bitterly opposed by much of the populace, who feared it was an attempt by landlords to cheat then out of a week and a half’s rent. The Catholic countries of France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy complied (they had a choice: either go along or be excommunicated). Various Catholic German countries (Germany was not yet unified), Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland followed suit within a year or two, and Hungary followed in 1587.

In their infinite wisdom, the Protestants decided to thumb their noses at the Pope and so the rest of Europe did not follow suit for more than a century. The Protestant German countries adopted the Gregorian reform in 1700. By this time, the calendar trailed the seasons by 11 days. England (and the American colonies) finally followed suit in 1752, and Wednesday, September 2, 1752 was immediately followed by Thursday, September 14, 1752. This traumatic change resulted in widespread riots and the populace demanding “Give us the eleven days back!”

Sweden followed England’s lead in 1753. Russia, however, did not follow suit until 1918, when January 31, 1918 was immediately followed by February 14th. In fact, however, Russia is not on the Gregorian calendar, but on a more accurate one of their own devising. The Russian calendar is designed to more closely approximate the true length of the tropical year, thus has one additional rule for when a year is a leap year. It will remain in synchronization with the Gregorian calendar for thousands more years, by which time none of us here will really give a damn what day it is.

Now you know. Aren’t you glad you asked? Now you can go forth tonight and astound everyone with your knowledge of the calendar and impress your date with how smart you are. Then again, maybe you just better get drunk and hide your brilliance from the masses ... and from the Chinese, the Muslims, the Jews, the Hindus and several billion other people on the planet who have entirely different calendars and celebrate New Year at other times during the year ... but that’s another story for another day ....

Source: Wolfram Research.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/31/2005 at 12:11 PM   
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Strategerize

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Michael Ramirez—The Los Angeles Times


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/31/2005 at 12:02 PM   
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calendar   Friday - December 30, 2005

A Hedge New Year

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Over The Hedge
by Michael Fry & T. Lewis
The Hedge movie is coming May 19.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/30/2005 at 04:18 PM   
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New Years Resolutions

It’s that time again. Time to make promises you’ll never keep, that is. This is an open post. Give it your best shot, people. Tell us what your New Years Resolutions are or why you’re not making any. Personally, I resolve to be more resolute ... in a resolutionary way. Resolutely!

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/30/2005 at 03:28 PM   
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New Years Party

As you prepare for the weekend and tomorrow night’s big parties, give a thought and maybe send a prayer to these guys. It is thanks to them that you are free to get totally soused and make an ass out of yourself on the dance floor tomorrow night. It is thanks to their dedication and courage that you are warm and safe when the new year begins. It is thanks to them that you enter the new year in the strongest, safest, best country in the world. A country where freedom and liberty for all are not just words but a way of life. These men (and women) are carrying the water for you. Honor them. Praise them. Reward them. It still will not be enough. Sláinte!

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Iraqi troops and Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment patrol downtown Tal Afar, Iraq.
-- Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Alan D. Monyelle


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/30/2005 at 11:30 AM   
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Spies Like Us

Is there anyone on this entire planet who does not know Valerie Plame was a CIA agent by now? If there is, forget about talking to Scooter Libby or Karl Rove or going to jail to protect your sources. Just ask her kids. They’ll tell you all about it. Then again, you could just read her husband’s book or any recent copy of the New York Times or ... never mind.

She is playing well the part of the martyr in the ongoing “Bushitler War” being fought by the Donks against President Bush. Valerie Plame, along with Cindy Sheehan, are being trashed and ruined, RUINED I TELLS YA, by the evil Republicans and their ILLEGAL WAR THAT WE CANNOT WIN BY TORTURING IRAQI CHILDREN and their GREED FOR OIL and SOLDIERS ARE DYING and HURRICANE KATRINA EXPOSED THE RACIST NEO-CONS and we can clearly see their BIGOTED ATTITUDE TOWARD HOMOSEXUALS and ... and ... an ......

Whew! I really hate it when I start channeling Howard Dean and John Kerry. It just totally screws up my entire day after that. Pardon me while I go wash my brain out with Granny’s lye soap ....

Plame’s Son: ‘My Mommy’s a Secret Spy’
Thursday, December 29, 2005
HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters)

The Washington couple at the heart of the CIA leak investigation had their cover blown by their small son as they tried to sneak away on vacation Thursday. “My daddy’s famous, my mommy’s a secret spy,” declared the 5-year-old of his parents, former diplomat Joe Wilson and retired CIA operative Valerie Plame.

The former spy, who just retired from the agency, and the diplomat have been at the center of a CIA leak scandal that has reached into the White House. They said they were headed to an undisclosed vacation location with their twins but stopped for a brief interview inside the airport terminal.

A special prosecutor has indicted Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, for lying in the investigation and has opened a second grand jury. Plame’s cover at the CIA was blown after her husband accused the Bush administration of twisting prewar intelligence to support military action against Iraq. Wilson said it was deliberately intended to undercut his credibility.

Wilson said he does not know how the current investigation was progressing and has only spoken to the special prosecutor twice, most recently in late September. Plame would not be interviewed and stood out of hearing distance with the other twin. Wilson said his wife’s retirement allows her to spend more time with the soon to be 6-year-olds. “She enjoyed her career there,” Wilson said of the CIA.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/30/2005 at 10:54 AM   
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Farris Hassan’s Day Off

There’s an old saying in my family that “God looks after fools and drunks.” He must or else we’d have a lot fewer of both real damn quick. This idjit pushed his luck to the limit. In fact, he has probably used up all of his luck for the rest of his life. I have no idea why on Earth this kid is still breathing. Thank God I was never this stoopid when I was his age ... ... ... ... OK, you caught me - there was that one weekend in October, 1964 but she promised never to tell anyone and I’m sure the Chinese Army (Taiwan) has forgotten all about it by now. I hope.

imageimageFlorida Teen Skips School, Sneaks to Iraq
16-year-old survives his experiment in ‘immersion journalism’
December 29, 2005 (CNN)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—Maybe it was the time the taxi dumped him at the Iraq-Kuwait border, leaving him alone in the middle of the desert. Or when he drew a crowd at a Baghdad food stand after using an Arabic phrase book to order. Or the moment a Kuwaiti cab driver almost punched him in the face when he balked at the $100 fare. But at some point, Farris Hassan, a 16-year-old from Florida, realized that traveling to Iraq by himself was not the safest thing he could have done with his Christmas vacation.

And he didn’t even tell his parents. Hassan’s dangerous adventure winds down with the 101st Airborne delivering the Fort Lauderdale teen to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, which had been on the lookout for him and promises to see him back to the United States this weekend. It begins with a high school class on “immersion journalism” and one overly eager—or naively idealistic—student who’s lucky to be alive after going way beyond what any teacher would ask.

As a junior this year at a Pine Crest School, a prep academy of about 700 students in Fort Lauderdale, Hassan studied writers like John McPhee in the book “The New Journalism,” an introduction to immersion journalism—a writer who lives the life of his subject in order to better understand it. Diving headfirst into an assignment, Hassan, whose parents were born in Iraq but have lived in the United States for about 35 years, hung out at a local mosque. The teen, who says he has no religious affiliation, added that he even spent an entire night until 6 a.m. talking politics with a group of Muslim men, a level of “immersion” his teacher characterized as dangerous and irresponsible.

The next trimester his class was assigned to choose an international topic and write editorials about it, Hassan said. He chose the Iraq war and decided to practice immersion journalism there, too, though he knows his school in no way endorses his travels. “I thought I’d go the extra mile for that, or rather, a few thousand miles,” he told The Associated Press. Using money his parents had given him at one point, he bought a $900 plane ticket and took off from school a week before Christmas vacation started, skipping classes and leaving the country on December 11.

His goal: Baghdad. Those privy to his plans: two high school buddies. Given his heritage, Hassan could almost pass as Iraqi. His father’s background helped him secure an entry visa, and native Arabs would see in his face Iraqi features and a familiar skin tone. His wispy beard was meant to help him blend in. But underneath that Mideast veneer was full-blooded American teen, a born-and-bred Floridian sporting white Nike tennis shoes and trendy jeans. And as soon as the lanky, 6-foot teenager opened his mouth—he speaks no Arabic—his true nationality would have betrayed him. Traveling on his own in a land where insurgents and jihadists have kidnapped more than 400 foreigners, killing at least 39 of them, Hassan walked straight into a death zone. On Monday, his first full day in Iraq, six vehicle bombs exploded in Baghdad, killing five people and wounding more than 40.

- There’s even more to this story here ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/30/2005 at 10:17 AM   
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Brain Damage

I love these news stories that always end with “… but other than that he was a model citizen.” As you travel down the road of life, you just never know where the next freak is going to come at you from. It could be that strange guy at your local restaurent who looks at you funny when you place your order. It could be that strange woman with the weird hairdo behind the counter at the post office. It could even be that freaky jerk working in the cubicle next to you. Then again, it could be that mild-mannered school teacher who looks and acts absolutely normal ... 99% of the time.

Pa. Teacher Found Nude Faces Charges
December 29, 2005, 5:04 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)

A high school teacher faces charges of assaulting a police officer and possession of illegal drugs after being arrested earlier this month while standing naked in the snow, police said. Curtis Lofton, 23, was arrested Dec. 10 after police found him nude outside his home. When asked where he lived and why he was naked, Lofton said that he was Jesus Christ and that the officer must be God, according to court papers.

A scuffle broke out between the two men during which Lofton is alleged to have hit the officer over the head with a plastic toy trumpet he found nearby. Lofton was charged with aggravated assault involving a police officer, resisting arrest, open lewdness, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of the prescription drug oxycodone.

The Central Dauphin School District would not comment on Lofton, a second-year French teacher. Lofton’s attorney, Terrence J. McGowan, said that Lofton’s performance reviews have been excellent and that he had an impeccable record as a teacher.

tune  tune
The lunatic is on the grass.
The lunatic is on the grass.
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs.
Got to keep the loonies on the path.

The lunatic is in the hall.
The lunatics are in my hall.
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more.

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.

-- “Brain Damage” (Pink Floyd)


Court Is In Session: What do you think caused this man’s bizarre behavior: (1) the marijuana, (2) the oxycodone, (3) the voices coming from the toy trumpet, (4) the fact that he was a French teacher? Submit your answer, with credible arguments for the defense, in the comments. The prosecution rests, your honor.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/30/2005 at 09:43 AM   
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Accident Or Foul Play?

I’m a firm believer in accidents. They happen to me all the time. I also refuse to get sucked into conspiracy theories about puffs of smoke on grassy knolls, etc. However ... some things are just too conveniently aligned with the stars in such a manner that my credibility is stretched to the limit. This stupid gal hasn’t been in prison but a few weeks or months at most and already this happens. Hmmmmm. I wonder how much money would need to be funneled in to a certain prison inmate by a certain Saudi miillionaire in order to extract revenge for the treatment of a relative who was imprisoned in Iraq? Yeah, I know I’m really stretching it here but, what the hell, Oliver Stone makes a good living dreaming up this kind of crap.

Abu Ghraib Figure England Burned in Prison Mishap
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)

Lynndie England, the U.S. soldier incarcerated for abusing detainees in Iraq, was badly burned in a prison kitchen accident, her mother said on Thursday. England, who was pictured holding a leash to a naked, hooded Iraqi inmate at the Abu Ghraib prison, was sentenced in September to three years for her part in the abuse scandal that sparked worldwide outrage. She is now confined to the Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in San Diego, California.

England works in the prison’s kitchen, where she suffered second- and possibly third-degree burns from being splattered with grease over her chest as she removed chickens from a tall oven, her mother, Terrie England, said in an interview. “She was in severe pain,” she said of the December 14 incident. “Everybody in the prison heard the scream.”

Terrie England, who is caring for England’s infant during her incarceration, faulted prison officials for not giving better treatment during a visit to the emergency room. “They gave her nothing,” she said. “When this happened I was furious. ... To think they give you nothing for pain.” Brewster Schenck, a spokesman for Consolidated Brig Miramar, confirmed England had been assigned to the kitchen, where inmates prepare and serve food mostly for other prisoners. He declined to discuss the accident or her medical condition.

Terrie England said the arrival of her daughter at the military prison caused a lot of curiosity, including autograph requests. “It wasn’t just prisoners, it was guards and everything,” she said. She said Lynndie England had been taking a Bible prayer class in prison and telephoning home from prison about once a week. In a September interview with Reuters, England blamed her involvement in the Abu Ghraib scandal on then-lover Charles Graner, who is serving a 10-year sentence on abuse charges and is the father of her baby.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/30/2005 at 09:25 AM   
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Moonbat Serenade

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- “Auld Lang Syne” -by- Cox & Forkum


The moonbats on the far,far left have attached themselves to the Democratic Party like leeches on a fat man’s butt. The Donks have only themselves to blame as they have pandered to these freaks for years in order to get votes. Can the Donks divorce themselves from these idjits? Not a chance. The leeches will continue to suck all the credibility out of the party until there is nothing left but a dry corpse. Victor Davis Hanson has a pretty good perspective on the doom of the Donks in a recent article entitled ”Democratic Implosion:Can the party of the people be saved from itself?”. Excellent read for those who are following this political suicide.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 12/30/2005 at 09:07 AM   
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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.

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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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