Friday, March 31, 2006

This Week's American Inventor Endorsement

All we know is that when the day comes that Uncle Teddy drives us off a bridge we are going to be very sorry that the Kim Il Sung dude's lifesaving frisbee rope won't be there to save us. And when we go down for the third time there's only going to be one thing on our minds:

Damn you, Doug Hall! You fat, bald bastard! This isn't over. I'll see you in hell!!!

He's Baaaack!

John Dean Blasts Warrantless Eavesdropping - Yahoo! News

John Dean is a man who has made a career out of disloyalty.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Boycott Borders and Waldenbooks

Borders, Waldenbooks Won't Carry Magazine Containing Cartoons of the "Prophet"

So much for courage, huh? Anyone want to bet that there might just be a book or two in your average Borders that pisses off Christians? I'll guaran-damn-tee you there are copies of The DaVinci Code. Sure... Why the hell not? You can call my Lord and Savior (C) a fraud and be the darling of the Today Show and Opie, but do a little drawing of a desert pedophile and suddenly you're in fear for your life.

How's this for doubletalk from Border's corporate flack:

"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."

Tell it to the Marines, bub. You're cowering and you know it.

Send your complaint mail here:
ccare@bordersstores.com

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

How The Mighty Have Fallen

Viewers Don't Listen To 'Conversations'

Michael Eisner's new talk show on CNBC lost 82% of its lead-in. Bad enough. Worse is that the lead-in was Deal or No Deal.

How hard is it to go from being Master of the Universe at Disney to being 82% less popular than Howie Mandel?

You Can Take the Girl Out of the Hood...

11Alive.com - McKinney Allegedly Punches Cop

Crazy Cynthia decides to punch a cop who, you know, was doing his job. He probably forgot the curtsey when she came through too.

Gotta love how the bitch throws in the racist angle too. The racist Congressbitch refers to the "white police officer" more than once.

Hows about if we censure this one instead, Russ?*

*Yes, I know the Senate can't discipline a member of the House. Let the Capital Police arrest her for assault, let her go to trial, convict her and then expel her black ass.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The MediaBlog Book Endorsement

Amazon.com: Things Worth Fighting For: Collected Writings by Michael Kelly

As you can see over on the right (as of this date anyway), I'm currently reading this book. Though I talk about TV much more around here, I'm a voracious reader. I don't make book recommendations very often but I can recommend this one with enthusiasm. Kelly was an outstanding writer. You can get a copy from Amazon for $7.42. It's the best bargain you'll get this week.

Hell, I like it so much I didn't even throw in a referral link. And anyone who knows how much of a money-grubber I am knows that means something!

A Life Well Lived

Caspar Weinberger, Presidents' Aide, Dies - Yahoo! News

Two children, 63 years with one wife and contributing to the survival and success of liberty.

Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

I'll Be YOUR Whore, Natalie

Natalie Portman is no prostitute - Gossip: The Scoop - MSNBC

“I don’t want to be working for money because then you are no different [from] a prostitute."

Natalie Portman

Look, as a working stiff we'd normally call anyone who said something like this a Communist stooge. Normally we would. But, of course, when we see how perky cute Queen Amidala looks with her short hair:


Well, all the anger and rage just drifts away. We'll forgive her anything. We won't even bring up the fact that Star Wars 1, 2 and 3 weren't exactly arthouse films and that she certainly wasn't doing them for the script so if it wasn't the money then what the hell was it.

Damn... There's the anger again. Look at the picture. Breathe deeply:



Ahhh... Okay. Better now.

It Takes An Aging B-Grade Actor to Raise a Child

SHARON STONE - STONE ADVOCATES ORAL SEX

Sharon Stone (who is admittedly hot for a near-geezer) loves blowjobs. She loves them so much, in fact, that she corners random girls in shopping malls and starts screaming at them about how great BJs are and how they should give them out on demand.

Ahem... Okay, well maybe not exactly, but close enough. To wit:

"I was in the store the other day and I watched a young girl trying on clothes, showing her abdomen. "Her mother was trying to talk to her about not being inappropriately luring. I said, 'Gee that would look much nicer with a camisole under.' "Her mother walked away, and I said to the girl, 'I'd like to give you a two-minute conversation about sex.'

Sharon, honey, if you come up to my as-yet-gender-indeterminate-pre-born-child and myself while we're shopping for socks and start encouraging her to give her boyfriend a blowjob... Well, let's just say I'm going to go over to housewares in search of an icepick.

Ms. Crotch-shot goes on to say:

"Young people talk to me about what to do if they're being pressed for sex? I tell them (what I believe): oral sex is a hundred times safer than vaginal or anal sex. "If you're in a situation where you cannot get out of sex, offer a blow job. I'm not embarrassed to tell them."

Um, Sharon? Other than forcible rape, just exactly when are these girls in a situation "where you cannot get out of sex"? I thought no meant no, right? And if a game of suck the sausage is 100 times better than bury the bone, isn't run for the hills 1000 times better? Just a thought.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Noteable Quotes From The Religion of Peace

Afghan Christian Convert Seeks Asylum - Yahoo! News

Earlier Monday, hundreds of clerics, students and others chanting "Death to Christians!" marched through the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif to protest the court's decision to toss out the case.

I'll say it again. Maybe Coulter was right about killing their leaders and converting the people to Christianity. After all, the worst thing we've done lately is boycott the Mouse.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Wisdom Of a Marine

Some Marines Declining Extra Body Armor - Yahoo! News

"We have to climb over walls and go through windows, I understand the more armor, the safer you are. But it makes you slower. People don't understand that this is combat and people are going to die."


Sgt. Justin Shank
Greencastle, Pa.

Sgt. Shank is over there and he gets it. Would that some of us could say the same. Less playing politics, more hanging together and getting the job done.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

News From Saturday Morning TV

Rachael Ray wants to show me how to take pork to a whole new place.

I feel both hot and dirty.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Lucy Ellmann - Religious Bigot

'The Thin Place,' by Kathryn Davis - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times

Ah, the cultured anti-semitism of the chattering classes. Oh, wait, no it's Christians she hates, not Jews. Whew... That's a relief. I thought this post was going to be about something important! I mean, everybody knows that it's wrong to hate Jews and Muslims. Thankfully, though, distaste for Christians is welcome among the better sort.

And, how much better can someone be than a book reviewer for the New York Times? I mean, that's about as better as it gets, right?

Lucy doesn't even get through the first paragraph before she lets her hatred show. To wit:

I should declare immediately that I resent and fear Christianity, not only for its sexism and incitement of violence but for its deadening effect on the imagination.

Ah, full disclosure. It just makes me feel all warm and cuddly inside. Still, I think we all have to agree that Christianity realy exerts a deadening effect on the imagination. I mean, look at this trash:




Or how about this garbage?



Or give a listen to this American Idol-reject:




I mean, none of this is Piss Christ, and I'm certainly no New York Times book reviewer, but there certainly seems to be quite a bit of imagination there.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Shoutout to BP

I'll make my goddamn carbon footprint as big as a fucking well please. Until then, shut the hell up and keep drilling.

Random Comments on American Inventor

1. The MediaBlog endorses Bullet Ball for the 2008 Olympic games!

2. Horney's Patent Invisible Tear Gas is the weapon of tomorrow!

3. Look, you mouthy hussy, get off your feminist high horse. We want the naughty knotty nightie and we don't want the soggy skull cap.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Fracking Awesome!

Ezprezzo.com - Aircraft carrier entirely made of Lego

The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church

Herald Sun: Man faces death over Christianity [19mar06]

Maybe Ann Coulter was right.

*This is a link to Coulter's column suggesting that "we should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." Now, we here at The MediaBlog are no great fans of Ms. Coulter. To be blunt, we think she's a raving loon most of the time. That being said, there are three important things to remember about this oft-quoted line from Ms. Coulter's poison pen:

1. It was published on 9/13/01, not even two days since The Attack, when emotions were still very raw. (Would that they still were for more of our us.)
2. It comes at the end of a tribute to her friend, Barbara Olson, who died that day. One would think that a touch of hyperbole could be forgiven in such circumstances.
3. They would do it to us.

I Don't Know Who To Root For

Senator lashes out at seal-hunt protesters

Hmm... Let's see... American enviro-weenie family sends letter to Canadian politician complaining about seal hunting. Canadian leftist-wackjob politician writes back complaining about American imperialism, racism and various other -isms, yada, yada, yada.

Can I just hate both of them and hope they expend their useless energy bitching at each other? Yeah, that works. Pox on both your houses.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Extreme Infanticide: Home Edition

Molly Saves the Day: For the women of South Dakota: an abortion manual:

Well, isn't this just delightful. Get your "medical" advice from a blogger who describes herself as a "former journalist turned phone sex operator."

You know, I really love the Net. I mean, you can go to imdb.com and find out who played Pedestrian #4 in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" or you can go to Fark and find boobies to your heart's content. Or, you can visit good old Molly and find out that "for under $2000, any person with the inclination to learn could create a fully functioning abortion setup allowing for both vacuum aspiration and dilation/curettage abortions."

Yep, nothing like Baby Murder: The Home Game. Friends, with the right set of attachments that Hoover in your closet will do a fantastic job of sucking that helpless life right out of your womb.

It's really quite easy, you know. All you have to do is "scrape from the uterine walls, scraping material toward the cervix. Use the same general form of stroke you would use to scoop ice cream, and don't be afraid to scrape fairly hard."

Yep, just like ice cream. Tooty-fruty, mint chocolate chip or, my favorite, Chubby Baby. Just yummy! Scrape away and don't be afraid. I mean, if you're timid you might leave half of Junior in there to rot and fester. Wouldn't want that, would we?

Oh! Don't forget to "make sure you examine the fetal material you have already extracted. If you're missing anything obvious -- for instance, a head -- make sure to find and remove it." Let's see... Ten little fingers... Check... Ten little toes? Check. Two legs? Check... Only one arm? Whoops! Oh, wait! Here it is! Just a little mangled. Okay. And let's see... Yep, there's the head. Oh goody, we got all of her.

Molly is going to hell. Actually, anyone who could so casually write something like this is already there.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Virginia Is For Lovers and Michigan Is For Pussies

"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you."

What the hell kind of pussy motto is that? Life free or die? Mountaineers are always free? Now THAT'S a motto!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Fracked!

Yeah, I'm a few days behind the curve. I had a backlog on the Tivo. Geez but Battlestar Galactica is fracking awesome. Every week you think it can't get any better and every week it does. Just fracking amazing.

Now if NBC/Universal can just leave fracking well enough alone. Don't put it on the network, don't tinker with it, don't try to "fix" it. Just leave it the frack alone!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Jay Leno's A Nice Guy... The NBC Press Flack Told Me So

Jay Leno Apologizes to Offended Viewer - Yahoo! News

They say the opposite of love isn't hate, but apathy.

Now, that's bullshit, of course, but it's a good way to sum up how I feel about Jay Leno. He's just a hack. I'm sorry, but he is.

He's Like Paul Simon... But Indian... And With A Personality... And Alive

Raj For Congress

We here at The MediaBlog are proud to endorse Raj for the 13th District from Pennsylvania's 13th District.

He's a Republican (albeit a Theodore Roosevelt Republican rather than a Ronald Reagan Republican), but we really don't give a damn about his platform. We love him because:

1. He thinks he's a ladies man.
B. He wanted to name the team after British battleships
III. "It's antithetical to my character and I don't like it at a fundamental level."

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Some Things Do Not Require An Explanation

Why are we posting a photo of Posh Spice in leather?
My friend, the only question would be if we DIDN'T post a picture of Posh Spice in leather!

Creating Yet Another Protected Class

Bill would increase penalties for those who beat the homeless

Under the bill, an aggravated battery charge would be a first-degree felony if committed against a homeless person, for example, although normally it is a second-degree felony. Battery would be bumped up from a first-degree misdemeanor to a third-degree felony if committed against a homeless person.

Somebody explain to me why beating up a department store clerk shuold get you x days of jail time while beating up a wino laying in the gutter gets you x+whatever? I'm sick of hate crimes and protected classes. Assault is assault is assualt. Pretty soon the only people it will be "safe" to abuse are white men.

Did I say pretty soon?

Ha Ha Ha Ha... I Love To See The 60s Retreads When They Realize They've Lost

What's so scary about feminism? | csmonitor.com

Hee hee hee... Read this and enjoy. I love watching yet another 60s retread facing up to the fact that her entire worldview has been rejected.

Get used to it, baby! We're taking charge of your womb next!

Mu wah ha ha ha!!!

Shut Up And Sing


ABC News: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Blast 'Humiliating' Katrina Cleanup

You see, Faith, we like you because you sing well and we like you because you're jaw-droppingly hot.

We don't really give two sharp, short shits about your political opinions. The same goes for the man who is sharing your bed. We hate him for other reasons too, of course, but now we have another reason.

So, in short darlin, just shut up and sing. Oh, and take your top off. Thanks.

Democrat Racists and Cowardly Republicans Win

Dubai Firm to Give Up Stake in U.S. Ports - Yahoo! News

Well, it's over.

The UAE company gave up the ghost and agreed to divest itself of the US portion of the ports deal giving a victory to the historically racist Democratic party (it's the party of slavery, you know) and their cowardly Republican cohorts.

As a way of summing up the end of this tragi-comedy, let's take this article apart, shall we?

"DP World will transfer fully the U.S. operations ... to a United States entity," the firm's top executive, H. Edward Bilkey, said in an announcement that capped weeks of controversy.

H. Edward Bilkey... Real Arab name there, huh? He sounds like he's probably whiter than I am. I thought this was an evil Arab company from the evil UAE. What gives, Fearmongers?

A leading congressional critic of the ports deal, Rep. Peter King, applauded the decision but said he and others would wait to see the details. "It would have to be an American company with no links to DP World, and that would be a tremendous victory and very gratifying," said the New York Republican, chairman of the House
Homeland Security Committee.


We here at The MediaBlog officially declare Peter King a coward, a fearmonger and a traitor to the Republican party. This Republican-in-name-only was quick to jump on the save-Clinton's-ass bandwagon and he has been equally quick to put the knife in Dubya's back. In this case, he won and now he can't even win gracefully.

Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., a chief critic of the deal, reacted cautiously.

"This is obviously a promising development, but the devil's in the details," he said. "Those of us who feel strongly about this issue believe that the U.S. part of the British company should have no connection to the United Arab Emirates or DP World."


Little Chuckie Schumer, classless as ever, now adds racist to his other appelations. So I suppose, Senator, that we could sell the port management contract to China (a la the Panama Canal during the Clinton administration)? Gooks are okay with you, Senator? How about Yids? Is it just Ragheads that you hate?

I thought we were supposed to reach out, Senator. I thought you Liberal Hypocrites were all for internationalism and partnership and seeking out allies. As usual, you're just another liar.

Finally, to the Republicans who lacked the courage to stand with the President and stand up for American values... I have contempt for you all.

Further Proof (As If Any Were Needed) That Billy Graham Is A Better Person Than I Am

Graham Speechless After New Orleans Tour - Yahoo! News

Franklin Graham too, for that matter.
I've given up on caring what happens to New Orleans, they haven't.

Does the Phrase "Private Property" Mean Anything to You?

Falwell won't allow visit of gay-rights group to Liberty University

Trying to get over their disappointment about the whole Brokeback Mountain thing, this fabulous group has decided to take a road trip. Grand Canyon? Pike's Peak? Nope. Christian college campuses! What could be more fun?

Newsflash, folks. Private property. If Brother Jerry (for whom I actually have no great affection) doesn't want you on campus then you ain't going on campus.

As for the rest of your little tour to promote dialogue and all that rot. They don't want dialogue with you. At least, not in the sense you mean it. I'm sure you think that they all believe you're wretched, disgusting pervs. Now, you are, of course, but most of them just think you're a sinner... Just like they are.

Oh, and as regards what you consider to be the Christian values of "tolerance and acceptance"? Nope. Wrong again. There is nothing Christian about tolerating sinful lifestyles or their glorification. There's nothing righteous about accepting evil.

Like the rest of the homosexual movement, you don't want tolerance. You want acceptance and that is not going to come from Bible-believing Christians. They (I might even say we) believe you are doing the wrong thing. We are more than happy to minister to you, but we're not going to concede that what you're doing is acceptable.

Maybe you should spend your time more profitably.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ang Lee... Chinese for Sore Loser

Lee Disappointed Over 'Brokeback' Loss - Yahoo! News

Seems that Ang is bummed that his Butt Bongo movie didn't win Best Picture.

Boo friggin hoo.

When Ang is good (Sense and Sensibility) he's very, very good. And when he's bad (The Hulk) he's awful.

In Ang's own words:
He said movies are a form of dissent.

"That's why we make movies. Otherwise, we just have a leader issue an order and we all follow. Why else would there be filmmakers like us? Why else would people lock themselves in a dark room and watch a movie together?" Lee said.


Um... I don't know, Ang. Maybe they just want to be entertained? Ya think maybe? Maybe they just want to escape from their lives for a couple of hours. Maybe they don't want politics or social causes or heartbraking homosexual love stories on the lonesome prarie. Maybe they just want to forget that they have to go back to work on Monday morning.

Maybe.

Preach It, Sister!

IOL: Madonna urges America to embrace female leadership

I've always been more than ready to follow behind female leadership.

It's easier to check out their asses that way.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Let's Keep A Sense of Proportion, Shall We?

Death of ``Superman'' widow resonates in New Jersey -- Newsday.com

Here comes the mean old MediaBlog to piss on a grave again. St. Rosa, St. Coretta and now Dana Reeve. I know, I'm an evil, rotten person. Bite me.

Look, far be it from me to minimize the sadness of anyone's death. Certainly the death of a woman whose children are now orphans. That is a tragedy by anyone's definition.

However...

Is it really deserving of being the top story on the NBC Nightly News? We are at war. We are in an election year. Iran is trying to build The Bomb. If you believe the Lefties, the whole planet is going to hell in a handbasket. Given all that, is the death of the wife of a possibly beloved but definitely B-list actor really the MOST important thing that happened today?

Is it worth mentioning in passing? Sure, why not. But not front page above the fold, Brian. You need to do a better job of editing.

You know, giving props where they are due, I have a feeling that the last anchor who would have said no to leading with that kind of thing is Dan Rather. He seemed to recognize, at least to some extent, what is genuine news and what isn't. Of course, he wasn't as clear on what is fiction and what is fact, but that's for another time.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Things I Hate - 3/5/2006

This will be an recurring post of things/people I hate. I'm not going to explain why I hate them, I'm not going to justify my hatred. It's enough for you to know that I do, in fact, hate each and every one of them. Not dislike. Not find distasteful. Hate.

Sex and the City
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Gloria Allred
Grocery store "discount" cards
CNN's Nancy Grace
Bill Maher
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Oprah
The Barefoot Contessa
Arianna Huffington

No Good Deed Ever Goes Unpunished

Houston Wants Katrina Evacuees to Move On - Newsweek Gulf Hurricane 2005 Coverage - MSNBC.com

Six months after hitting the hurricane lottery, the Katrina deadbeats are still sitting on their asses in Houston. Sitting on their asses, that is, when they're not killing each other or stealing drugs., or provoking fights with the locals.

Since I'm sure I piss people off everytime I say this I'll just go ahead and say it again:

You take failed people from a failed city. They go somewhere else and... Guess what? They'll be failures in their new city.

My sympathies to the good people of New Orleans who have had to deal with these losers. Maybe now you'll get a fresh start.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Yet Another Public Apology



It seems like a weekly occurrence around here.

We make some snide comments about a beautiful woman.
Then we see a drool-worthy photo of her that just has to be posted.
Next thing we know, we're apologizing.

Well, never let it be said that The MediaBlog is too proud to crawl.

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Where Do You Fit Into The Mix?

Attention Teachers: Take the Jay Bennish Challenge!




The Belmont Club: Where's Colombia?

In the spirit of "geography" teacher Jay Bennish, we here at The MediaBlog are going to challenge other teachers out there to exercise their free speech rights in the classroom. I mean, why should the radical Left have all the fun indoctrinating young skulls full of mush?

So, here are the opportunities broken down by class:

English Teachers - Remind your students that, like most useful inventions, most great literature was created by dead white males. Go on to point out that Maya Angelou really doesn't make any sense.

Biology Teachers - "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth..."

Social Studies Teachers - Tell your class that instead of spending six weeks studying the Iroquois and Mali, you'll be focusing on three topics: Magna Carta, the English Civil War and the American Revolution. Also announce that Black History month will be honored by spending an entire week on the American who did more than any other for Black Americans - Abraham Lincoln.

PE - Dodgeball. Nothing but dodgeball.

Homeroom - "All right, kids, let's begin the day with a word of prayer."

Health - "Well, I guess Jessica deserved what she got, right? I mean, if she hadn't been such a slut..."

It's all about free speech, right?

Islam, Shmislam

This Is How Out of Touch

Want to get an idea how out of touch Hollywood is?

Combined domestic box office take of the five Best Picture nominees (as of 3/2)?

--$230,094,910


Combined domestic box office take of The Pink Panther, Nanny McPhee, Big Momma's House 2, Cheaper By The Dozen 2 and Curious George (as of 3/2)?

--$258,180,863


Now, does money equal quality? No, certainly not. What I'm getting at is that Hollywood's idea of quality this year is radical, politically-charged movies that no one is going to see. Does that mean that the rabble is too stupid and bigoted to get them or does it mean that the glitterati is too busy navel-gazing to realize that "daring" and "controversial" does not equal "quality"?

Know Your Right Winger

AnnCoulter.com: Speaking Truth to Dead Horses - My Oscar Predictions

There are a few differences between your humble blogger and Ann Coulter:

I am not an anorexic blonde woman.
I still posess the vestiges, but only the vestiges, of a conscience.

Other than that, we're actualy pretty similar.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Blogthings - Could You Pass the US Citizenship Test?

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

It's All In The (Misleading) Headline

Abdul Causes Security Breach at Airport - Yahoo! News

Makes for a good headline, doesn't it? Wacked out American Idol judge Paula Abdul in full celebrity mode causes a security breach while getting on an airplane. Lousy TV stars... Acting like they're more important than they are. Always wanting special treatment. I hate them all.

Um... Well, not exactly... Here's the meat of the story:

A worker led the "American Idol" judge and a companion around the mandatory screening process before they boarded a Southwest Airlines flight headed to Burbank, Calif., Thursday afternoon, said Elaine Sanchez, a spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport.

She said she could not confirm reports that the employee was trying to help the pop star avoid a swarm of fans.


Ah... So it was actually a worker at the airport who caused the security breach, huh? Well, no, that wouldn't have made nearly as good of a headline would it?

You really shouldn't have to go through the news with a red pen to mark out the parts that are lies.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Yeah, He's Weird... But He May Have A Point

Nipplew Pincher Gets Juvenile Detention

Okay, first of all, what sort of wussy parents call the law on a 16 year old guy because he twists a guy's nipple while the two of them are standing in line at a deli? Anyone who's ever been to high school knows that the response to this sort of low-grade locker room hazing is a smack to the back of the head.

Still, whatever... They prosecuted Mr. Twister, he got convicted and was sentenced to a $67 fine (Nipples come cheap in Colorado... It's the new state motto.) and three days of community service. Nips spends three days mowing lawns and emptying trash and then gets on with his life. Go forth and twist no more.

Well, not exactly. After he washes the sweat and stink off, he still has one more task. He's supposed to write a letter, to wit:

The offender is required to describe the act in detail, explain "thinking errors," "express empathy" and describe any resultant life changes.

Mr. Nips, in a fit of common sensical rebellion, decided that shoveling shit was punishment enough and refused to go along with the psychobabble. His stubborness earned him 4 days in juvie.

Now, you could say that he should have just written the damn letter and been done with it, but I'll give the kid some credit for having more sense thant the touchy-feel grups who want him to get in touch with the softer side of Sears.

Thumler (AKA Mr. Nips) said he presented a rough draft of his letter in the third session. He said he balked when told he must also describe his "criminal thought processes."

He said that would imply malicious or criminal intent, and "none of that applied to my feelings or actions."

Thumler said he had no criminal intent because he considered the victim to be a friend at the time of the incident - which he deemed horseplay. Including the language sought by Mediation Works, he said, would turn his prior court statements into lies.


Kudos, Mr. Nips. You were horsing around, somebody else decided to drag the law into it and now they want you to start analyzing your own thought-crimes. Way to stand up for yourself. Keep that common sense, put your nipple fetish behind you and you're going to do just fine in life. Probably better, in fact, than folks who go whining to Mommy.

Nukes Don't Kill People, Loons With Nukes Kill People

RedOrbit - Science - Nuclear Deal With India a Victory for Bush

Here's what the left never seems to get, whether the issue is nuclear weapons or handguns... It isn't the weapons that are dangerous, it's the people using them.

Would anyone really lose sleep if Belgium had The Bomb? How about Canada? Australia? Nope, me neither. In fact, I feel a lot better with India having a bomb. It makes it much less likely that a reckless, unstable Pakistan or a hegemony-seeking China will do anything stupid.

Personally, I think it would be swell if South Korea and Japan developed nukes as well. It makes them less reliant on us for protection and less vulnerable to external pressure.

Free, stable, friendly states with nuclear weapons are not a problem. And don't try to sell the idea that condoing the fait accompli of an Indian bomb somehow diminishes the force of our argument in opposing an Iranian bomb.

First, because the two states are not equally legitimate, but even more because international affairs isn't a debating society where you accomplish your goals through well-reasoned arguments.

Or, put more simply, why can't Iran have The Bomb? Because we say they can't and we have the power and (hopefully) the will to prevent them from getting it. It's no more fair than when your mom wouldn't let you get the Red Ryder BB gun and gave you no better justification than that "she is the mommy".