Friday, June 30, 2006


Judge Tosses Confession of Suspected Jessica Lunsford Killer.
INVERNESS, Fla. — The confession of a man charged with kidnapping, raping and killing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford isn't admissible in court...
...John Evander Couey, a 47-year-old convicted sex offender, gave the confession to detectives, but also told them that he wanted to consult a lawyer. He wasn't given the opportunity to do so.
A little girl was brutally raped and murdered and we're sitting here worrying about when her killer got his lawyer? This is just crazy.


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Some mindless fun.

You Are 60% Lady

You're part lady, part modern woman.
Etiquette is important to you, but you brush aside rules that are outdated or silly.

Hmm.. I guess that's about right. Guys; y'all can do the "Are You a Gentleman?" quiz. :)

People Envy Your Compassion

You have a kind heart and an unusual empathy for all living creatures. You tend to absorb others' happiness and pain.
People envy your compassion, and more importantly, the connections it helps you build. And compassionate as you are, you feel for them.

Awww... Anyway, finally...

Your Inner European is French!

Smart and sophisticated.
You have the best of everything - at least, *you* think so.

AAAAAK! This is bad, very bad...


Quote Of The Week.

"Ow, that hurt"

Story: Cop mistakes real gun for taser, shoots man in tree.

The man had been climbed high up a fig tree and had been there for several hours... [he] had been in the tree and talking to himself when one employee arrived at work at 7:30 a.m.

One deputy attempted to discharge a Taser at the man, but when it did not work asked another deputy to fire a Taser. Instead of grabbing the Taser, the deputy grabbed and fired the gun, Wilson said.

"He said, 'Ow, that hurt, I'm coming down, I'm coming down,"'


Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Call For Help.

I found this at Gayle's site. The following is quoting from the original post:

I have a project and I need the help of a few bloggers to make it work.
2,995 bloggers.

September 11, 2006 will mark the 5-year anniversary of the attacks that killed 2,996 innocent people on American soil. A few months ago I started wondering what, if anything, I would write in my blog that day. A remembrance? A tribute? Anything I came up with seemed shallow, cliché, not enough.

About a week after the attacks the president ordered all flags returned to full-staff. This seemed too soon to me. A common practice for other deaths had been one day per victim. But when I realized that this would mean flying the flag at half-staff for over sixteen years (remember in those first days the death toll estimate was much higher) I realized that that sort of symbol wouldn’t be healthy for the country. Even with the actual death toll, one day at half-staff for each victim wouldn’t see the flag raised until November 24, 2009.

But any idea I came up with gave me the same pause: Nothing I could do could possibly do tribute to all those people. And in the last five years I’ve heard precious little about the victims, but I’ve heard the names of the guilty over and over.
So here’s my proposal:

I’d like 2,995 blogging volunteers to help me with a tribute to the victims of 9/11. If you’d like to participate, you’ll be assigned the name of someone who was murdered on September 11, 2001. Then on September 11, 2006 you’ll post your own tribute to that person. It can be anything you want it to be: a photo tribute, an essay, a remembrance, a poem…it’s up to you. Then link back to a page I will create which will give the names of all 2,996 victims and links to the blogs that will remember them that day.

But, and this is critical, I don’t want any of us to remember the murderers. Do not refer to the terrorists. Or their organization. Or their goals. Let them fade into nothing. Let them be forgotten. Remember those worth remembering.

What help do I need?

A lot.
I need 2,995 bloggers who are willing to participate for one day.
I need people to pass on this message to others, because 2,995 people don’t read this blog.

I need a name for this goofy thing.

I need some sort of graphic or banner we can all drop in our entries.
And I need suggestions as to how to make this work.
Anyone game?

I sure am. We need to spread the word, though. Click on the title of this post to join. Thanks!


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

What was that again about "no WMD's"?

WASHINGTON — The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.

"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in a quickly called press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

Reading from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, Santorum said: "Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist."

Click here to read the declassified portion of the NGIC report.

I never doubted if Saddam had WMD's; I just assumed that they were all shipped out in the months we gave him to do so. And I should add that this isn't the first time we've found weapons there, this is just the most we've found so far.

So what do you think?


Friday, June 16, 2006

See last post title.

Documents Support Saddam-Taliban Connection.

Did Saddam Hussein's inner circle and the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan actively court each other in hopes of forging an anti-American alliance in the region?

Ray Robison, a former member of the CIA-directed Iraq Survey Group (ISG), examined efforts by Saddam Hussein to build and hide weapons of mass destruction, and supervised a group of linguists to analyze, archive and exploit documents and materials of Saddam's regime.

In this second of a three-part examination of a newly-released document captured in Iraq, Robison offers further evidence that in 1999 the Taliban welcomed "Islamic relations with Iraq" to mediate among the Taliban, the Northern Alliance and Russia, and that the Taliban reciprocated with an invitation to Iraqi officials to visit Afghanistan.

So, what do you think? Will this make any difference in anti-Iraq War rhetoric? Will we even hear about it?


Think this'll be breathless "breaking news"?

House Votes to Kick Rep. Jefferson Off Committee.

Now, this has gotten some coverage on mainstream news outlets, because after all; you can't ignore everything. But so far I haven't seen anything close to the hoopla surrounding, say Karl Rove (who was cleared, in case you missed it.)


Sunday, June 11, 2006

'Tis the season...

In case you didn't hear, there's a Tropical storm in the Gulf. So it seemed like a good time to test my hurricane knowledge. Unlike melting in 90 degree heat, eating cold canned food, this quiz was fun: Eye of the Storm--A Hurricane Quiz. I got six of nine correct (Only six out of nine?! Don't I get extra points for living through one?)


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tagged again.

OK, I wandered over to ABFreedom's site and found out I have another meme to do! This one is easy, though.

What television sitcom character do you want to grow up to be?

Hmm... Thinking here. Uuuuumm... Still thinking...

OK, Lucy. I don't know why. Maybe 'cause she can get out of the craziest situations without a scratch? Yeah, that sounds good. :)

OK, who to tag, who to tag....

Alright, how about Stevin at ionetic, Gayle at My Republican Blog, and JB at A Voice For Freedom. Y'all consider yourselves tagged!

Here are the rules:

1.) Ask and answer the question, “What television sitcom character do you want to grow up to be?"

2.) Tag three people (And link their sites on your post.)

3.) Link and track back to the post that tagged you.


Saturday, June 03, 2006

Some questions.

I haven't done this in a while, but since the Midterm Elections are coming up and there seems to be a lot going on politically, here are some random questions to debate.

1: What do you think the Government should do about Immigration? Amnesty? Deportation? Criminalization? Don't really care?

2: Is the press thinking and talking about the '08 Election too soon? Will the issue be so tired by the time 2008 actually comes that people won't get out and vote?

3: Do the Democrats or Republicans have a "culture of corruption"? If so, who's worse?

4: Should gay "marriage" be banned by a Constitutional ammendment? Why or why not?

OK, now for my answers:

1: I'm for deportation and criminalization, personally. And I'm sick of people talking about racism. This isn't about race, it's about laws. I am very disappointed with Bush and Amnesty. Amnesty is just encouraging people to break our laws. People who come here legally have to wait 10 years or more sometimes, but people who break our laws get free everything and have to wait considerably less time? Doesn't add up.

2: Hmm. Not really. Politicians who are obviously setting up an '08 run tire the issue more than the press. I for one am getting sick and tired of some Senator from New York trying to represent and "speak for" me. She's not the President yet.

3: Hmm again. There is probably more corruption in politics in general than we care to know, but I don't think that it would be fair to say there's a Culture of it. Both sides (maybe more Democrats) have their faults about this, but it would be silly for me to group all politicians together.

4: I don't know. I am a big proponent of State's rights. I think this might be an issue best left up to the states (First and second ammendment rights are another thing, though.) That being said, gay marriage isn't Constitutional. I wouldn't be disappointed if it was left up to the States, but I wouldn't mind an ammendment, either. Sorry if I'm talking like John Kerry here.