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calendar   Saturday - November 25, 2006

Through The Looking Glass

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“Miss Arkansas”

Second Lieutenant Kelly George was selected as Miss Arkansas USA during the state pageant Oct. 28 held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Lieutenant George is a resident of Sherwood, Ark., and is the deputy chief of Public Affairs for the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

(Photo by - Rhonda Garrett Gilliam)

If they had had “brown bar lieutenants” like this back in 1979, I might have had to seriously consider re-enlisting. Woof! Woof!


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/25/2006 at 02:01 AM   
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calendar   Friday - November 24, 2006

Barking Moonbat Of The Decade

Would you pay $222,000 for this man’s whodunit book? Me? No. But I would pay $222,000 to be the one who pulls the switch on the electric chair for this creep.

I derived great pleasure from watching his body twitch as the amperage slowly increased and his head started smoking and his eyeballs popped out of the socket and screams of unendurable pain escaped his tortured lungs and I began giggling insanely and the rest of the prison crew around me clapped their hands and joined in the fun at my little barbecue ....

That’s how it would have happened ... if I did it ...

Outcry As O.J. Simpson’s Book Goes On eBay
(DAILY MAIL - UK) - 13:13pm on 24th November 2006

imageimageOnline auction site eBay is under fire for selling copies of O.J. Simpson’s hypothetical story of how he would have killed ex-wife Nicole Brown.

Publisher Harper Collins cancelled next week’s release after a public outcry and said all copies would be destroyed, but two copies are currently on eBay. Offers are currently reaching $222,000.

O.J. Simpson recently admitted he participated in the ill-fated “If I Did It” book and interview project for one reason - personal profit, acknowledging that any financial gain was “blood money”.

“This was an opportunity for my kids to get their financial legacy,” Simpson said in interviews this week after the book deal was abandoned by its publisher. “My kids understand. I made it clear that it’s blood money, but it’s no different than any of the other writers who did books on this case,” Simpson said.

The book, said to describe how he theoretically would have committed the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, had been scheduled for release on November 30 following the airing of a two-part Simpson interview on Fox on Monday and Wednesday.

Owners of Fox Broadcasting and publisher Harper Collins, cancelled the project after a public outcry and objections by advertisers and booksellers. In a radio interview on Wednesday, Simpson said the project was not a confession to the slayings.

“I made it clear from the first day I met the writer that I wasn’t involved,” Simpson said in a telephone interview broadcast on Miami’s WTPS-AM, adding, “I said, ‘I have nothing to confess.’”

Goldman’s family, meanwhile, asked News Corporation to turn over its rights to the now-cancelled book and interview, an attorney said Wednesday. In two AP telephone interviews this week from his Florida home, Simpson declined to say how much of an advance he received for the book but said it was less than the 3.5 million US dollars that has been reported.

He said the money has already been spent, including some he used to meet his tax obligations. Simpson said he was convinced the book would have been a best-seller. “My kids would have been coming into a lot of money,” he said, adding he desperately needs the cash because his retirement funds are dwindling.

Prepublication sales for “If I Did It,” had been strong but not sensational. It cracked the top 20 of bookseller Web site Amazon.com last weekend but had fallen to No. 51 by the time the cancellation was announced. Publisher Judith Regan has portrayed the book as representing “O.J.’s confession,” and it reportedly contains a chapter where he explains how he could have committed the killings.

But the former football star says he did not commit the murders. He said the book was ghostwritten. “When I saw what he wrote, I said, ‘Maybe you did it because they’re saying the chapter contains things only the killer would know.’ Simpson said. “I don’t know these things,” he added.

Simpson said on Wednesday he never spoke to Regan until taping the TV interview. “In the course of the interview I said, ‘This is blood money and I hope nobody reads it,”’ Simpson told the AP. He added, “Everybody who has written a book about this has taken blood money; you can’t have selective morality.”

Simpson said he was disappointed by Regan’s ‘confession’ statement, although he noted, “I thought, ‘This lady probably thinks I did it and I didn’t.’” Simpson insisted he did not try to peddle the book to anyone, saying ‘a guy’ he would not identify brought the proposal to one of his family members.

Simpson said he told a representative of the publisher he would not allow the book’s publication if it contained any graphic descriptions of “cutting or stabbing.” Asked how he felt about the effect the book would have on the victims’ families, Simpson expressed bitterness toward Goldman’s father, Fred, who has denounced Simpson as a liar and murderer.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/24/2006 at 09:43 PM   
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Exploding Grannies

The bad news is that several Israeli soldiers were wounded in the attack. The good news is this crazy beeyatch won’t be breeding any more rug rats in addition to the 48 cockroaches she has already spawned. What makes this entertainment (sick though it may be) is that there is already a song for this broad - sung to a very familiar tune ....

Grandmother In First Hamas Suicide Attack In Two Years
JABALIYA, Gaza Strip (AFP) - Thu Nov 23, 2:26 PM ET

imageimageA Palestinian grandmother blew herself up in the Gaza Strip, lightly wounding three Israeli soldiers, in the first suicide attack claimed by Hamas in almost two years. The mother of nine and grandmother of 41 became the oldest Palestinian suicide bomber at the age of 57, selecting as her target troops operating near her northern Gaza home in Jabaliya, seeking to curb near-daily rocket attacks on
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“Troops saw a woman approaching them in a suspicious manner and identified her carrying an explosive device,” an army spokeswoman said. “They then threw a stun grenade in her direction but she managed to blow herself up,” she added, adding that three soldiers were lightly hurt. Within minutes the armed wing of the Hamas claimed the bombing. This was the Islamist group’s first suicide attack since January 2005, when a bomber wounded seven Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

“The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades claims the martyr operation carried out by Fatima Omar Mahmud al-Najar, aged 57, in the middle of a group of Zionist soldiers,” an online statement said. The operation came two weeks after the radical faction threatened to resume suicide bombings in response to a botched Israeli shelling in the Gaza town of Beit Hanun that killed 19 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

Najar was shown in a clip from a pre-taped video message aired on mainstream television stations, wearing a Hamas bandana in addition to a white veil and carrying a heavy kalashnikov, fighter-style in her arms. “I am the martyr Fatima Najar from the town of Jabaliya. I work for the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades and I sacrifice myself for God, the nation, the Al-Aqsa (mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest Muslim site),” she said.

Relatives said Najar left behind seven sons and two daughters, plus some 41 grandchildren, but insisted they were proud of her “martyrdom,” which daughter Azhar said was a direct response to the Beit Hanun shelling. “She did this operation in response to the Beit Hanun massacre. She was very moved by what happened,” said Azhar, speaking from the family home in Jabaliya where relatives came to congratulate Najar’s nearest and dearest.

Azhar also said her mother had taken part in a daring rescue operation, staged by Palestinian mothers and wives, who acted as human shields to free more than a dozen gunmen holed up in a Beit Hanun mosque on November 3. “We are really happy. It’s a big operation. She told us last night that she would do a suicide operation… We are proud,” said Zuheir, Najar’s 20-year-old son. “‘I don’t want anything, only to die a martyr.’ That’s what she said.”

(-- Thanks to Drew458 for dropping this bomb in my inbox)


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/24/2006 at 05:52 PM   
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On This Day In History

I know a lot of you weren’t even born on November 24, 1963 but a lot of you have to remember .... where were you on this day in history? As for me, I was on the other side of the world (literally), fast asleep, and didn’t find out about it until the next day. I woke up to find it all over the TV news (most of which was in another language). The grim pictures told the story for me though and I started thinking conspiracy theories out the wazoo.

To this day, I still have a little bit of tinfoil-hat over my head over this one. Was it the mafia? Castro? The Soviets? Or a Republican conspiracy by George W. Bush (who was planning his White House run even then)? Seriously, will we ever know the whole truth? Do we want to? Have at it, team! Today is your day to have a little fun with conspiracy theories. What do you think really happened ... ?

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At 12:20 p.m., in the basement of the Dallas police station, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner.

On November 22, President Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in an open-car motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas. Less than an hour after the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald killed a policeman who questioned him on the street. Thirty minutes after that, he was arrested in a movie theater by police. Oswald was formally arraigned on November 23 for the murders of President Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippit.

On November 24, Oswald was brought to the basement of the Dallas police headquarters on his way to a more secure county jail. A crowd of police and press with live television cameras rolling gathered to witness his departure. As Oswald came into the room, Jack Ruby emerged from the crowd and fatally wounded him with a single shot from a concealed .38 revolver. Ruby, who was immediately detained, claimed that rage at Kennedy’s murder was the motive for his action. Some called him a hero, but he was nonetheless charged with first-degree murder.

Jack Ruby, originally known as Jacob Rubenstein, operated strip joints and dance halls in Dallas and had minor connections to organized crime. He also had a relationship with a number of Dallas policemen, which amounted to various favors in exchange for leniency in their monitoring of his establishments. He features prominently in Kennedy-assassination theories, and many believe he killed Oswald to keep him from revealing a larger conspiracy. In his trial, Ruby denied the allegation and pleaded innocent on the grounds that his great grief over Kennedy’s murder had caused him to suffer “psychomotor epilepsy” and shoot Oswald unconsciously. The jury found him guilty of the “murder with malice” of Oswald and sentenced him to die.

In October 1966, the Texas Court of Appeals reversed the decision on the grounds of improper admission of testimony and the fact that Ruby could not have received a fair trial in Dallas at the time. In January 1967, while awaiting a new trial, to be held in Wichita Falls, Ruby died of lung cancer in a Dallas hospital.

The official Warren Commission report of 1964 concluded that neither Oswald nor Ruby were part of a larger conspiracy, either domestic or international, to assassinate President Kennedy. Despite its seemingly firm conclusions, the report failed to silence conspiracy theories surrounding the event, and in 1978 the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded in a preliminary report that Kennedy was “probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy” that may have involved multiple shooters and organized crime. The committee’s findings, as with those of the Warren Commission, continue to be widely disputed.

-- The History Channel


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/24/2006 at 05:27 PM   
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Happy Shopping!

Black Friday is here at last. Today is the day when merchants sell about 70% of what they will sell for the entire year. Out there in the streets and malls of America, millions are running down the aisles with credit cards outstretched in vain hopes of grabbing the last Playstation 3 in the wild.

Madness! Of course, I’ll be doing my part to keep the great economic engine of America going through these troublesome times. I’ll be doing most of my shopping for friends and family over the internet though. I can’t bear the thought of fighting off the milling herds of angry shoppers today.

Besides, about half of what we spend today will end up in China anyway. If you don’t believe it, take a look around at the stores. See how many items do not have “Made in China” on them. See? So prop up the ChiComs today and alert Visa and Mastercard to start funneling more money toward the US trade deficit with our new “friends” across the Pacific.

Not that there is anything wrong with that, of course. Even godless Commies deserve a little cheer at this season of money joy. With only four weeks to go before we celebrate the birth of Christ, what are you praying for .... ?



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Mike Lester - Rome News-Tribune (GA)


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/24/2006 at 05:09 PM   
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Fight Or Flight?

While you’re out shopping today on Black Friday, you might as well keep in mind what the New Year may bring. I know, it’s depressing, isn’t it? One thing is for certain, the Donks are already fighting over what to do when they assume control in January and the Iraqi government is already self-destructing as they wait for the plan to emerge from the Americans.

The outlook is not good for Iraq if Democrats carry through with any of their plans. Alexander Cockburn looks at the “Peace At Any Costs” party and what to look for in the coming months. So, happy shopping today - but do you really want to start the New Year neck-deep in debt with everything about to start falling apart at the seams. Ho-ho-ho ....

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The Democrats and the Slaughterhouse: Head for the Exits, Now!
-- by ALEXANDER COCKBURN
(COUNTERPUNCH) - November 23, 2006

Imagine a steer in the stockyards hollering to his fellows, “We need a phased withdrawal from the slaughterhouse, starting in four to six months. The timetable should not be overly rigid. But there should be no more equivocation.” Back and forth among the steers the debate meanders on. Some say, “To withdraw now” would be to “display weakness”. Others talk about a carrot and stick approach. Then the men come out with electric prods and shock them up the chute.

The way you end a slaughter is by no longer feeding it. Every general, either American or British, with the guts to speak honestly over the past couple of years has said the same thing: the foreign occupation of Iraq by American and British troops is feeding the violence.

Iraq is not on the “edge of civil war”. It is in the midst of it. There is no Iraqi government. There are Sunni militias and Shia militias inflicting savagery on each other in the awful spiral of reprisal killings familiar from Northern Ireland and Lebanon in the 1970s. Iraq has become Chechnya, headed into that abyss from the day the US invaded in 2003. It’s been a steep price to inflict on the Iraqi people for the pleasure of seeing Saddam Hussein die abruptly at the end of a rope.

If the US is scheduled for any role, beyond swift withdrawal, it certainly won’t be as “honest broker”, lecturing fractious sectarians on how to behave properly, like Teacher in some schoolhouse on the prairie. It has always been in the US interest to curb the possibility of the Shia controlling much of Iraq, including most of the oil. By one miscalculation after another, precisely that specter is fast becoming a reality. For months outgoing ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad tried to improve the Sunni position, and it is clear enough that in its covert operations the US has been in touch with the Sunni resistance.

If some Sunni substitute for Saddam stepped up to the plate the US would welcome him and propel him into power, but it is too late for such a course. As Henry Kissinger said earlier this week, the war is lost. This is the man who—if we are to believe Bob Woodward’s latest narrative—has been advising Bush and Cheney that there could be no more Vietnams, that the war in Iraq could not be lost without humiliating consequences for America’s status as the number # 1 bully on the block. When Kissinger says a war is lost, you can reckon that it is.

Democrats, put in charge of Congress next January by voters who turned against the war, are now split on what to do. The 80 or so members of the House who favor swift withdrawal got a swift rebuff when Steny Hoyer won the House Majority leader position at a canter from Jack Murtha, humiliating House majority whip Nancy Pelosi in the process. But there are still maneuvers to have Murtha capture a significant role in brokering the rapid exit strategy he stunned Washington by advocating a year ago.

Next came Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, who never opens his mouth without testing the wind with a supersensitive finger to test the tolerance levels of respectable opinion. In Chicago on Monday he said there are no good options left in Iraq, but that it “remains possible to salvage an acceptable outcome to this long and misguided war.”

This time Obama plumped for the “four to six months” option for “phased redeployment”, though the schedule should not be “overly rigid”, to give--so the senator said—commanders on the ground flexibility to protect the troops or adapt to changing political arrangements in the Iraqi government. Then there followed the familiar agenda for America as stern, disinterested broker: “economic pressure” should be applied to make Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds sit down and forge a lasting peace. “No more coddling, no more equivocation.”

It sounds great as a clip on the Evening News, provoking another freshet of talk about Obama as presidential candidate. Substantively it means absolutely nothing. What “economic pressure” is he talking about, what “coddling”, in ruined, looted Iraq? It’s all the language of fantasy.

The only time reality enters into Obama’s and Democrats’ foreign policy advisories is when the subject of Israel comes up. Then there’s no lofty talk about “No more coddling”, but the utterly predictable green light for Israel to do exactly what it wants--which is at present to reduce Gaza to sub-Chechnyian levels and murder families in Beit Hanoun: this is a Darfur America really could stop but instead is sponsoring and cheering on, to its eternal shame.

The Palestinians are effectively defenseless, even as the US Congress cheers Israel on. What political Washington cannot yet quite comprehend is that Iraq is not Palestine; cannot be lectured and given schedules. America is not controlling events in Iraq. If the Shia choose to cut supply lines from Kuwait up to the northern part of the country, the US forces would be in deep, deep trouble. When the Democrats take over Congress in January, they should vote to end funding for anything in Iraq except withdrawing US forces immediately. If they don’t, there’s nothing but downsides, including without doubt a Third Party peace candidacy that could well cost them the White House in 2008, or--who knows--the return of Al Gore as the peace candidate, now that Russ Feingold has quit the field. Perhaps that’s what Obama was trying to head off.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/24/2006 at 04:51 PM   
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Under The Burkha

Filthy little buggers! The dirty little wogs in the Middle East only have two things on their tiny little pea-brains at all times: killing and screwing. No sheep or goat is safe over there. Now the little creeps are bugging dressing rooms and gyms with hidden cameras to satisfy their lust. Is it any wonder they’re totally nuts?

I say we nuke the main cities, grab the oil wells and live happily ever after. They’ll probably be so busy surfing porn sites and spanking the monkey they won’t even notice when the bombs fall. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “did the Earth move for you too?” Mheh-heh-he-he-he ....

(P.S. I found the picture to go with the news article below by Googling “Iran porn”. You wouldn’t believe some of the crap that popped up. The web sites are all in Arabic or Farsi but the pictures are clearly understood. Nuke ‘em, Danno!)

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IRAN (BBC) - Friday, 24 November 2006, 00:26 GMT

Women are being warned that they may be being filmed. Iranian women have been warned to be on the look-out for cameras hidden in places where they undress, such as fitting rooms, gyms and swimming pools.

The chief of Iran’s police, Esmail Ahmadi Miqadam, said some shop owners were fitting spy cameras themselves. Iranian authorities want to stop a wave of secretly-filmed pornographic DVDs hitting markets and internet sites.

A soap opera star faces a possible lashing after a private film allegedly showing her having sex was circulated. Popular television actress Zahra Amir Ebhrahimi has denied it is her shown in the film, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said.

She said a vengeful ex-fiancé had faked the film, the newspaper reported. The country’s strict morality laws prohibit sex outside marriage. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been championing a drive to banish unwanted Western cultural influences from Iran.

Last year, Western and “indecent” music was banned from state-run TV and radio stations. Correspondents say the release of pornographic DVDs of privately-filmed events is a growing trend in Iran.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/24/2006 at 03:18 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating traditions ... the turkey dinner, the big feasts, family get-togethers and much more. Too often we don’t remember how these traditions began or even why they were passed down to us over the ages.

We have a special treat for you. Using The Skipper’s patented Way-Way-Back-Out-Yonder Machine™ we are proud to give you a glimpse into how one particular tradition began. Just click on the link below and wait for the Flash popup window to open. All will be explained ....

In The Beginning ....


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/23/2006 at 07:24 PM   
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Blog Upgrade

In case you missed it, the NeoCounter in the top right sidebar is now displaying not only the countries our visitors are from but also the city they are connecting from. Don’t ask me how the wizards at NeoWorks are doing this. I think it’s really cool, though.

However, if they start including phone numbers and pictures of you sitting there in front of your computer I shall be forced to discontinue the service immediately. There is such a thing as too much information.

LOL


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/23/2006 at 11:29 AM   
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Kraziness Goes To Korea

The Cindy Media Whore 2006 world tour continues this week in South Korea to sold out audiences of riot police, military police and the usual crowd of brain-dead liberals attempting to alleviate their painful existence in a life of mediocrity. It’s bad enough that we have to put up with Kim Jung Il and his pathetic attempts to get attention with his firecrackers but now Sheehan has to go to Korea to try to upstage the madman.

Don’t these people have jobs? Where do they get the money to go on tour around the world with this insanity?  Was Cindy Sheehan neglected as a child and now must make up for it with this performance for the cameras? Does this crazy woman have no shame or sense of dignity? Is it any wonder Casey ran away from her and joined the Army?

I know. I ask way too many questions. Maybe Cindy will sneak across the DMZ and hook up with Kim Jung Il. Now that would be newsworthy. Can you imagine the offspring from that union? Wait! Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to create any visual images at this point ...

US Activists Protest Larger South Korea Bases
SEOUL (AFP) - Tue Nov 21, 9:01 AM ET

imageimageA group of US peace activists led by Cindy Sheehan staged a protest outside the headquarters of American troops, urging a halt to the relocation of US military bases in South Korea.

The 18 protesters led by Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq more than two years ago, rallied outside Yongsan Garrison after their request to see the commander in chief of US forces in Korea, General Burwell Bell, was turned down.

They tried to make their way through dozens of South Korean riot police carrying shields who were blocking access to the gate.

Shouting slogans such as “Stop US military base expansion!” and “Stop repression in Pyeongtaek!” the protesters held up their US passports and asked police to get out of their way.

The US forces want to consolidate 35 US bases scattered across South Korea into two hub bases by 2008—one in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of Seoul, and the other in Daegu City, 300 kilometers southeast of the capital.

Yongsan is among the bases which will close. The construction of a US base at Pyeongtaek has met strong protests from activists and villagers who have to be evacuated from their homes or farmland.

“Believe me, we will be passing along these concerns (of villagers) to the Pentagon, to the Congress, to the people of America and we will be doing every thing we can as Americans to correct this situation in South Korea,” Sheehan told journalists.

Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink, a US women’s peace organization, said: “There is no way that I feel my family will be more secure or that Korean families will feel more secure by expanding the Camp Humphreys base (in Pyeongtaek) and taking land from people who have farmed there for generations.”

The group travelled to Pyeongtaek on Monday and joined some 100 people from Daechuri village for their 820th consecutive candlelight vigil against the expansion of the base.

South Korea hosts some 29,500 US troops under a mutual defense treaty signed following the 1950-1953 Korean War.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/23/2006 at 09:35 AM   
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Thanksgiving Eye Candy

We all have a lot to be thankful for on this day. Good food, good friends, family, success, health ... you name it. For us guys, the one thing we’re most thankful for is best summed up in that old song by Maurice Chevalier ....

Thank heaven for little girls
thank heaven for them all,
no matter where no matter who
for without them, what would little boys do?

And so, without further ado, I present my choices for the Ten Best Playboy Cybergirls.
Gentlemen, be thankful ....
(Warning: NSFW)

 

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/23/2006 at 09:23 AM   
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Fly The Friendly Skies

I love this woman ....

What Can I Do to Make Your Flight More Uncomfortable?
-- by Ann Coulter

image imageSix imams removed from a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix are calling on Muslims to boycott the airline. If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.

Witnesses said the imams stood to do their evening prayers in the terminal before boarding, chanting “Allah, Allah, Allah”—coincidentally, the last words heard by hundreds of airline passengers on 9/11 before they died.

Witnesses also said that the imams were talking about Saddam Hussein, and denouncing America and the war in Iraq. About the only scary preflight ritual the imams didn’t perform was the signing of last wills and testaments.

After boarding, the imams did not sit together and some asked for seat belt extensions, although none were morbidly obese. Three of the men had one-way tickets and no checked baggage.

Also they were Muslims.

The idea that a Muslim boycott against US Airways would hurt the airline proves that Arabs are utterly tone-deaf. This is roughly the equivalent of Cindy Sheehan taking a vow of silence. How can we hope to deal with people with no sense of irony? The next thing you know, New York City cab drivers will be threatening to bathe.

Come to think of it, the whole affair may have been a madcap advertising scheme cooked up by US Airways.

It worked with me. US Airways is my official airline now. Northwest, which eventually flew the Allah-spouting Muslims to their destinations, is off my list. You want to really hurt a U.S. air carrier’s business? Have Muslims announce that it’s their favorite airline.

The clerics had been attending an imam conference in Minneapolis (imam conference slogan: “What Happens in Minneapolis—Actually, Nothing Happened in Minneapolis"). But instead of investigating the conference, the government is now investigating my favorite airline.

What threat could Muslims flying from Minnesota to Arizona be?

Three of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 received their flight training in Arizona. Long before the attacks, an FBI agent in Phoenix found it curious that so many Arabs were enrolled in flight school. But the FBI rebuffed his request for an investigation on the grounds that his suspicions were based on the same invidious racial profiling that has brought US Airways under investigation and into my good graces.

Lynne Stewart’s client, the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving life in prison in a maximum security lock-up in Minnesota. One of the six imams removed from the US Airways plane was blind, so Lynne Stewart was the one missing clue that would have sent all the passengers screaming from the plane.

Wholly apart from the issue of terrorism, don’t we have a seller’s market for new immigrants? How does a blind Muslim get to the top of the visa list? Is there a shortage of blind, fanatical clerics in this country that I haven’t noticed? Couldn’t we get some Burmese with leprosy instead? A 4-year-old could do a better job choosing visa applicants than the U.S. Department of Immigration.

One of the stunt-imams in US Airways’ advertising scheme, Omar Shahin, complained about being removed from the plane, saying: “Six scholars in handcuffs. It’s terrible.”

Yes, especially when there was a whole conference of them! Six out of 150 is called “poor law enforcement.” How did the other 144 “scholars” get off so easy?

Shahin’s own “scholarship” consisted of continuing to deny Muslims were behind 9/11 nearly two months after the attacks. On Nov. 4, 2001, the Arizona Republic cited Shahin’s “skepticism that Muslims or bin Laden carried out attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.” Shahin complained that the government was “focusing on the Arabs, the Muslims. And all the evidence shows that the Muslims are not involved in this terrorist act.”

In case your memory of that time is hazy, within three days of the attack, the Justice Department had released the names of all 19 hijackers—names like Majed Moqed, Ahmed Alghamdi, Mohand Alshehri, Ahmed Ibrahim A. Al Haznawi and Ahmed Alnami. The government had excluded all but 19 passengers as possible hijackers based on extensive interviews with friends and family of nearly every passenger on all four flights. Some of the hijackers’ seat numbers had been called in by flight attendants on the planes.

By early October, bin Laden had produced a videotape claiming credit for the attacks. And by Nov. 4, 2001, the New York Times had run well over 100 articles on the connections between bin Laden and the hijackers—even more detailed and sinister than the Times’ flowcharts on neoconservatives!

Also, if I remember correctly, al Qaeda had taken out full-page ads in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter thanking their agents for the attacks.

But now, on the eve of the busiest travel day in America, these “scholars” have ginned up America’s PC victim machinery to intimidate airlines and passengers from noticing six imams chanting “Allah” before boarding a commercial jet.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/23/2006 at 09:00 AM   
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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/23/2006 at 08:00 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - November 22, 2006

Through The Looking Glass

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“Ready ... Aim ...”

Hehehehehe. I do this every year just to piss off PETA. Go buy a rifle, join the NRA, learn how to shoot and hunt (and learn gun safety), track your bird, bring him down, cook until tender with the recipe of your choice, enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you have scared the bejeezus out of every gun-grabbing Liberal on the planet. Just do it! Go visit the NRA website today and join the fight to protect our Second Amendment rights. And while you’re there, visit the online store and pick up some goodies. Here are two good books I highly recommend (click the book covers to find out more). Happy hunting!

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 11/22/2006 at 09:31 PM   
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