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calendar   Friday - March 31, 2006

Weekend Parting Shot

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“Long Beach, California Skyline At Sunset”
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Photo Credit: Jon Sullivan


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/31/2006 at 11:13 PM   
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T.G.I.F.

Are you ready for the weekend?

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/31/2006 at 10:03 AM   
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Tancredo For President?

I may be tempted to vote for Tancredo if he runs in 2008. Right now, he’s the only politician in Washington who seems to be listening to the American people instead of the Mexican people. In addition, if the Democrats think he’s “nuts” as one of them stated in the article below, then he sure gets my vote. I’m for anything the Democrats are against. It’s my own personal “sanity check”. If the Donks hate it then it must be good ...

imageimageTuning In to Anger on Immigration
Rep. Tancredo’s Profile Grows With Push to Secure U.S. Borders
Friday, March 31, 2006
(WASHINGTON POST)

The first time Rep. Tom Tancredo got really angry about immigration, the year was 1975, and he was a junior high school social studies teacher in Denver. The state had recently passed the nation’s first bilingual education law, and Hispanic kids were taken from his class to study in Spanish.

That idea made zero sense to Tancredo, the grandson of Italian immigrants. He believed that newcomers should be assimilated into the country, as they had been for generations. The image of America as a beacon for people from all over the world uniting under one flag and one language was threatened, he contended, if the country started adapting to immigrants, instead of the other way around.

A year later, Tancredo launched a political career animated by his obsession to stem the tide of immigration from Mexico and Central America that he feared would change the character and security of the country. Today, the four-term Republican House member stands at the center of a national debate over how best to deal with the nearly 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Tancredo helped the House pass a bill in December that would impose criminal sanctions on illegal immigrants and those who employ them and that would erect a wall along 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border to keep others out.

That legislation has triggered massive protests throughout the country and prompted a Senate committee this week to pass an alternative measure with a guest-worker program that would help many illegal immigrants eventually win permanent residency or even U.S. citizenship. Tancredo, 60, has so effectively tapped into the anger of millions of Americans who favor a crackdown on illegal immigrants and tougher measures at the border that the back-bench Republican is considering making a bid for president in two years. But in Washington, he is viewed warily by Democrats, the White House and even some of his Republican colleagues as a loose cannon or even a zealot.

After Tancredo suggested in 2002 that President Bush’s views on immigration amounted to a national security threat, White House political adviser Karl Rove told him, “Don’t ever darken the door of the White House”—although Tancredo later was invited to the White House for a bill signing. Democrats have criticized him for stoking anti-immigration sentiment, although some see his tactics as helping them by driving Hispanic American voters in Florida, California and other states away from the Republican Party. “I’m all for more and more nuts in their party speaking up,” said Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), who chairs the House Democrats’ congressional campaign committee. “I want more of those guys.”

- Read More About Tom Tancredo At The Washington Post Today ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/31/2006 at 09:40 AM   
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French Whine

imageimageFrance Hit By Mass Job Protests

PARIS (BBC)—More than one million people are estimated to have protested across France on Tuesday against the government’s youth employment laws. Fighting broke out as protesters gathered in Paris, and missiles were hurled at police as they moved into the crowds to try to remove troublemakers. Tear gas and water cannon were used to disperse the protesters, and by late evening just a small group remained.

A nationwide strike has also caused travel chaos throughout the country. The BBC’s Jon Sopel in Paris said the protest had been initially mainly peaceful, but the mood had then deteriorated. As the trouble erupted in the Place de la Republique in north-east Paris, our correspondent said his BBC crew had also come under attack, although he added the violence had remained “low-level”.

The BBC’s Emma Jane Kirby, also in the French capital, said that despite the trouble, the majority of protesters had been marching peacefully. Extra riot police were deployed before the march, after a rally in Paris last week led to running battles. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy told them to only get tough with those he called delinquents.

- Have some more French whine here ...

Of course, no report on riots in France would be complete without hearing from the poor, downtrodden youth who have a clear understanding of how business works even though most of them have never worked a day in their miserable lives. Take this young lady who, although ugly as sin, has a beautiful theory about how evil employers must be to spend time and money training a young worker just for the pleasure of firing them after they have been trained.  I wonder what school of business administration she learned that at?

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Then we have this budding young socialist who is dead set against a boss being ... a boss. Obviously, she plans on living in some socialist paradise where the workers tell their employers what to do, take two-month vacations every year, work only 30 hours per week, get paid lots and lots of money just for showing up for work and are allowed to retire with a pension at age 40. That would be France, for sure. And they wonder why we laugh at them?

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There is nothing quite like a good French Whine to cheer me up! Garçon! May I have some cheese to go with that ... ?


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/31/2006 at 09:11 AM   
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Airport Security Thiefs

It’s bad enough we have to endure politically correct security checks at our nation’s airports with embaressing disrobing, poking and prodding by minimally intelligent goobers but now we find out they’ve been robbing us blind to boot.

This is the price we pay for letting the Democrats force DHS into making screeners federal employees instead of using private firms. I say we just get rid of the screeners and give every passenger a .45 automatic when they board. Fly the friendly skies fer sure ....

imageimageTSA Screeners Plead Guilty to Theft
March 31, 2006, 12:47 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP)

Two security screeners at the Honolulu International Airport pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of yen from the luggage of Japanese tourists.

Christopher J. Cadorna, 25, and Benny S. Arcano, 27, admitted being among a group of Transportation Security Administration screeners who stole at least $20,000 from international travelers, prosecutors said.

The yen was exchanged for dollars and divvied up by the screeners, prosecutors said. Both men have agreed to cooperate with the government’s investigation into thefts by other screeners. Each faces a maximum 10 years in prison when they are sentenced July 17.

“This has given us a black eye, but it is not indicative of what we have,” said TSA Honolulu director Sidney Hayakawa in defending his 600 screeners. The TSA plans to install cameras to monitor the screeners, he said.

Separately, TSA officer Michael Gomes, 32, was charged Wednesday with stealing $16,000 from a bag he screened at Molokai Airport. He admitted the theft and surrendered $13,500 to police, officials said.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/31/2006 at 08:48 AM   
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Decisions

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Bill Schorr—United Media

- Denver Post: “Mexico Is Global Turnstile To US”

- Automotive News: “GM To Build New Plant In Mexico”


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/31/2006 at 07:57 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 30, 2006

Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day (so far)

The Dogone Thong: Simple Design and Inexpensive

The Dogone - Dog Gas Neutralizing Pad is a comfortable and least intrusive means for deodorizing gassy discharges in a thong design. This will eliminate pet odors and dog odors from flatus or flatulence.

Uses our famous activated charcoal cloth (washable and reusable)! A starter hole is placed in the cloth in order to help you locate the suggested tail hole. Carefully measure tail and cut-out hole to proper size.

Elastic straps are used for flexibility. Suspender clips are used to make the garment totally adjustable. They also provide quick release for allowing the dog out to do his business.

- Only $19.99 (in three sizes) from Flat-D Innovations, Inc.

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The punchlines will commence in the comments in 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 ....


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/30/2006 at 08:35 PM   
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Spring Forward

imageThis Sunday, April 2!



Instructions For Adjusting Your Clock For Daylight Saving Time

1. Bend over the clock and plant feet firmly.

2. Grasp sides of clock firmly with both hands.

3. Lift clock off ground approximately 1/4 inch.

4. Carefully rotate clock around center to the LEFT by 30 degrees.

5. Slowly lower clock back onto ground.

Congratulations! Your clock is now set to Daylight Saving Time.

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/30/2006 at 07:28 PM   
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Bookstores In US Surrender To Islam

Ponder this .... the magazine cover below is from the February/March issue of Free Inquiry. It shows a distorted image of Jesus Christ. Borders and Waldenbooks had no problem selling this issue. Why are they having a problem with the upcoming issue which carries pictures of the notorious “Mohammed Cartoons”? This smells to me like bovine manure, if you catch my drift ....

imageimageBorders, Waldenbooks Won’t Carry Magazine With Mohammed Cartoons
Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Buffalo, N.Y. (AP)

Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries.

“For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority,” Borders Group Inc. spokeswoman Beth Bingham said Wednesday.

The magazine, published by the Council for Secular Humanism in suburban Amherst, includes four of the drawings that originally appeared in a Danish newspaper in September, including one depicting Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban with a lit fuse.

Islamic tradition bars depiction of Muhammad to prevent idol worship, which is strictly prohibited. “What is at stake is the precious right of freedom of expression,” said Paul Kurtz, editor-in-chief of Free Inquiry. “Cartoons often provide an important form of political satire ... To refuse to distribute a publication because of fear of vigilante violence is to undermine freedom of press — so vital for our democracy.”

Bingham said the decision was made before the magazine arrived at the company’s stores. Borders Group, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., operates more than 475 Borders and 650 Waldenbooks stores in the United States, though not all regularly carry the magazine.

“We absolutely respect our customers’ right to choose what they wish to read and buy and we support the First Amendment,” Bingham said. “And we absolutely support the rights of Free Inquiry to publish the cartoons. We’ve just chosen not to carry this particular issue in our stores.”

The cartoons, which were reprinted in European and American papers in January and February, sparked a wave of protests around the Islamic world. Protesters were killed in some of the most violent demonstrations and several European embassies were attacked.

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The Two Faces Of Islam

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/30/2006 at 06:13 PM   
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Cut Them Off!

After weeks of arguing, the “Quartet” has agreed to stop funding of a Hamas-led government in Paleswine. I predict this will last about one week, if even that long. The French and Russians are already making overtures to Hamas and the UN is utterly useless. Hamas will continue to thumb their noses at the West and suicide bombings will continue with finanical support from the rest of the Arab world.

So what do we do? Not a damn thing unless we want to risk angering our suppliers of oil. There is the whole problem in a nutshell. Oil is the proverbial Sword Of Damocles held over our heads and it won’t go away any time soon. I just hope the Arabs make hay while the sun shines because sooner or later the oil will run out or alternative fuels will replace it. The rest of the world will not forget the half century of blackmail, murder and bloodshed. The payback will be a beeyatch ...

Hamas Faces More Threats to Withhold Aid
March 30, 2006, 11:00 AM EST

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)—The United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations warned the Hamas-led Palestinian government Thursday that it must recognize Israel and seek peace talks if it wants to be guaranteed continued aid. “The Quartet concurred that there inevitably will be an effect on direct assistance to that government and its ministries” if those conditions are not met, the four mediators for Middle East peace said in a statement.

The new Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar has said the new Palestinian Authority government would not give in to international pressure to change its ways and that it had no plans to negotiate with Israel. He also condemned a decision by Canada to cut off aid to the new Hamas-led government, shortly after it was sworn in Wednesday.

The Quartet urged the new government “to commit to the principles of nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations.” That includes the internationally backed “roadmap” for peace, drafted by the Quartet, meant to draw up a final peace accord between the two sides. “The Quartet recalled its view that future assistance to any new government would be reviewed by donors against that government’s commitment to the principles” it had set out, the statement said.

After assessing the new government program, the four “noted with grave concern that the new government has not committed to the principles spelled out” earlier this year. They lauded the call of President Mahmoud Abbas for the new government to commit to peaceful coexistence. The idea of withholding aid is not new. Since Hamas’ parliamentary election victory on Jan. 25, the West has been threatening to cut nearly $1 billion in annual aid to the Palestinians, though Russia’s recent invitation to Hamas to visit Moscow, and France’s support for the Russian approach, have cracked what was a united front.

Without money from the Arab world, Europe and the United States, a Hamas-led government would be nearly broke. Zahar, responding to President Bush’s statement that Washington would not give aid to a Hamas-led government unless it changed its extremist policies, said those comments were in line with massive U.S. financial backing for Israel, as well as support for the Jewish state in the United Nations. “America is committing big crimes against the Arab and Islamic countries,” Zahar told The Associated Press. “This new decision will intensify the gap between the American people, American interests and the Middle East in general.” He also said the United States is spending $3 billion a year “to expand settlements and to confiscate our rights and our land,” he said, referring to U.S. aid to Israel.

- More on Hamas aid here ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/30/2006 at 05:34 PM   
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Estúpido e está loco en la cabeza!

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Michael RamirezThe Los Angeles Times

- San Francisco: “Spanish-Language Radio Spread Word Of L.A. Protest ”

- Atlanta: “Nervously, Latinos Protest in the South”

- Chicago: “100,000 Immigrants Protest Bill”

- Los Angeles: “Police Enforce Truancy Laws To Quell Student Walkouts”

If Paco and Chico want to become Americans, they’re sure as hell going about it the wrong way. First, they come here illegally and then they have the damned nerve to fly the American flag upside down in protest?

The Mess-cans have finally managed to piss off The Skipper to no end. This crap will end henceforth. Either get with the program or get back to Mexiso ... RIGHT DAMN NOW! In fact, just get the hell out. Period.

If any of you reading this out there know of any company that hires illegal Mexicans, alert the authorities immediately. Let’s put pressure on our lazy, slacker politicians to enforce the law. Send the illegals packing and fine the companies who hire them. JUST DO IT!


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/30/2006 at 02:42 PM   
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Light Story of the Day

Boob Job Ban In Space

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Women with boob jobs may be banned from Virgin’s space flights.

Bosses fear the implants may expand and burst due to cabin pressure, according to The Sun.

More than 157 people have paid £115,000 each to travel into space on the Virgin Galactic space “shuttle”.

Spokesman Will Whitehorn said: “We’ve discovered there may well be issues with breast augmentation.

“We’re not sure whether they could stand the trip - they could well explode.”

People with heart or circulation problems may also be ruled out.

The first trips are due in early 2008 and will have room for only seven or eight people.

Celebrity passengers include former Dallas actress Victoria Principal.

Virgin is also in talks to get 75-year-old Star Trek actor William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/30/2006 at 02:31 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - March 29, 2006

Over the Top

I’m so busy I can’t blog all of the stuff that I want to, but this is just too much to ignore.

Check with Michelle for all the updates, just know that this is the beginning of the end.

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Whittier area students from Pioneer, California and Whittier high schools walked out of classes to protest the proposed federal immigration bill March 27, 2006. The protestors put up the Mexican flag over the American flag flying upside down at Montebello High. (Leo Jarzomb/Staff photo)


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/29/2006 at 05:54 PM   
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Mad Mullahs Shutdown Blogs

The Mad Mullahs in Iran are intent on keeping the people of that country under their thumb no matter what they have to do. Their latest target is blog sites run by Iranians, some in Iran and some in other countries. Using sophisticated filters they block almost all outside web sites for fear the people in Iran might realize what a fascist dictatorship they are living under.

The revolution is coming one day to Iran and it won’t be a peaceful one. Totalitarian regimes never last because people won’t stand for it forever. Sooner or later, the Mad Mullahs will all be stood up against a wall and sent to meet Allah. It can’t happen soon enough, in my opinion ....

Iran Hard-Line Regime Cracks Down on Blogs
Mar 29, 4:19 AM (ET)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - On his last visit to Iran, Canadian-based blogger Hossein Derakhshan was detained and interrogated, then forced to sign a letter of apology for his blog writings before being allowed to leave the country. Compared to others, Derakhshan is lucky. Dozens of Iranian bloggers have faced harassment by the government, been arrested for voicing opposing views, and fled the country in fear of prosecution over the past two years.

In the conservative Islamic Republic, where the government has vast control over newspapers and the airwaves, weblogs are one of the last bastions of free expression, where people can speak openly about everything from sex to the nuclear controversy. To bolster its campaign, the Iranian government has one of the most extensive and sophisticated operations to censor and filter Internet content of any country in the world - second only to China, Hopkins said.

It also is one of a growing number of Mideast countries that rely on U.S. commercial software to do the filtering, according to a 2004 study by a group called the OpenNet Initiative. The software that Iran uses blocks both internationally hosted sites in English and local sites in Farsi, the study found. The filtering process is backed by laws that force individuals who subscribe to Internet service providers to sign a promise not to access non-Islamic sites. The same laws also force the providers to install filtering mechanisms.

The filtering “is systematically getting worse,” said Derakhshan, who was detained and questioned during a visit to Iran last spring, just before the election of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But is the government threatened because the tens of thousands of Iranian blogs are all throwing insults at it, or calling for revolution? Not quite. The debates on Iranian weblogs are rarely political. The most common issues are cultural, social and sexual. Blogs also are a good place to chat in a society where young men and women cannot openly date. There are blogs that discuss women’s issues, and ones that deal with art and photography.

- More on Mad Mullah Censorship here ...

- Here’s a list of Iranian blog sites (in English) on the net ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/29/2006 at 02:29 PM   
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