Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Event: Anti-war Peace march.
Red pants & groovy Blue backpack: ...about $60
Making an idiot out of yourself by having a picture of you taking a shit on the American flag spread around the internet as a subject of mockery and ridicule: Priceless.
I refuse to call it a human being. My three year old knows better than this. Click on the picture for a (much) bigger version, if you have the stomach for it. I'd like to see it try this around some veterans who fought for the very flag it's using for toilet paper.
Monday, March 26, 2007
--Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), from his play Almansor (1821)
May 10, 1933 - An event unseen since the Middle Ages occurs as German students from universities formerly regarded as among the finest in the world, gather in Berlin and other German cities to burn books with "unGerman" ideas. Books by Freud, Einstein, Thomas Mann, Jack London, H.G. Wells and yes Heinrich Heine, including many others go up in flames as they give the Nazi salute.
I should state up front that I own their debut CD and actually like most of the songs on it, so I'm not being facetious. I also seriously doubt that anyone in the band, let alone Lacey Mosley will ever see this post or answer me.
How do you feel about the song "Cassie" now in light of the Salon Feature article entitled 'Who said "Yes"?'
I understand that a lot of young people have had a religious experience because of the story about Cassie Bernall, or was it Rachel Scott...or maybe it was Valeen Schnurr?
Some would say that a religious experience is a good thing, but is it still a good thing when it's based on a lie? An untruth poisons the whole stew. I want to make it clear that I don't believe there was every any intentional falsehood on the part of anyone involved, but turning someone into a martyr based on erroneous information is wrong.
Lacey, in the song "Cassie" you sing that she pulled the trigger, when in reality it was one of the two psychopaths who were shooting people. How do you reconcile this with religious sources condemning suicide? Saying yes in this case would be akin to killing yourself.
Okay, now that I've probably pissed a lot of people off, let the hate mail rain in...
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Associated PressSUPERIOR, WIS. - A 20-year-old Superior man received probation after he was convicted of having sexual contact with a dead deer. The sentence also requires Bryan James Hathaway to be evaluated as a sex offender and treated at the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Duluth.
Hathaway's probation will be served at the same time as a nine-month jail sentence he received in February for violating his extended supervision.
He was found guilty in April 2005 of felony mistreatment of an animal after he killed a horse with the intention of having sex with it. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of extended supervision on that charge, as well as six years of probation for taking and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent.
Hathaway pleaded no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor mistreatment of an animal for the incident involving the deer.
"The type of behavior is disturbing," Douglas County Judge Michael Lucci said. "It's disturbing to the public. It's disturbing to the court."
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Guns are good;
Guns are great;
Please Lord help those us hate.
Give us this day our daily lead,
and hunting land we’ll call a spread.
If I should die here on this day,
I pray for guns in Heaven with which to play.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
"I'm ashamed The Dixie Chicks are from The United States."
[rant mode on]
Yeah, I really wish they would just shut up and sing. Seriously, noone wants to hear what some self righteous celebrity has to say. Nothing about being famous makes your opinion better than anyone elses. Everytime some idiot celebrity opens their mouth, I feel like grabbing a big roll of duct tape and silencing their pie holes.
Okay, there...I feel better now.
[rant mode off]
Nope, I'm not ready to make nice either.
Radical Muslim clerics in media gag
March 09, 2007
FIVE of the nation's most powerful Islamic clerics, including Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, have been banned from talking to the media by Muslim leaders for delivering "anti-Australian" messages.
The Lebanese Muslim Association has gagged the imams from Lakemba Mosque in Sydney's southwest from media commentary - especially to Arabic news outlets - because of the "immeasurable damage" they have caused the community.
A letter was yesterday sent by the Lebanese Muslim Association to its five imams, including Sheik Yahya Safi - the official Australian representative to the Mufti of Lebanon - Sheik Shady Suleiman, and Sheik Hilali.
The letter, obtained by The Australian, demands the imams "pause and desist" from talking to any media outlet, in particular Sydney's Arabic community radio station Voice of Islam.
The imams have been told they could lose their positions as spiritual leaders at the nation's largest mosque if they defy the LMA's orders.
LMA president Tom Zreika yesterday told The Australian the letter was issued to end the "perceived un-Australian viewpoints given by some clerics".
"One of the big issues is the double-speak by the various imams," Mr Zreika said, adding that the messages some clerics delivered in Arabic contradicted comments given in English while talking to the mainstream media.
"They go on to the Voice of Islam and talk about something which really isn't in accordance with our views ... as Australians.
"(While) most of our clerics are selected on the basis that they have Australian values and Australian characteristics ... some of them haven't (lived) up to that."
The LMA's hardline approach towards silencing its clerics comes after the furore sparked by Sheik Hilali last year, following revelations in The Australian last month that the mufti was banned from delivering sermons at Lakemba Mosque.
Sheik Hilali caused national and international uproar last October when The Australian uncovered a sermon in which he compared immodestly dressed women to "uncovered meat" and joked about Sydney's infamous gang rapes.
The cleric, who has been the nominal head of the nation's Muslim community for years, further compounded the controversy by subsequently appearing on Egyptian television to dismiss the furore over his insults to women and make disparaging remarks about Australia's convict beginnings.
Mr Zreika yesterday said he no longer wanted the imams to let their political media statements interfere with their primary tasks of being spiritual advisers.
"We want (clerics) to stay apolitical," he said.
"If they're not going to shape up, they're going to be shipped out, because immeasurable damage has been caused to the community as a result of their media commentary and doublespeak."
Mr Zreika - who refused to single out any of the imams who've caused the Muslim community the most damage - said some of the spiritual leaders had destroyed the relationship Islamic people once enjoyed with mainstream Australia.
"Relations have been set back many, many years between the wider community and the Muslim community," he said. "And the reason that's come about is because ... (some) are saying the wrong thing."
Mr Zreika said the LMA needed to lead by example in taking a hardline approach towards clerics putting politics ahead of religion.
"And if we're not going to lead the way in a fashion which is consistent with the needs of the wider Muslim community ... then we're not doing something right," he said.
Sheik Shady yesterday told The Australian that he supported the LMA's decision, saying it was in the best interests of the Muslim and wider community.
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, has an interesting opinion piece up at One News Now identifying, convincingly, the ticking time bomb we have in this country called Islam, or "The Religion of Peace".
I have compiled (quite easily, I might add) a list of murders and attempted murders carried out by Muslims acting on the basis of what the founder of Islam taught them. Convinced that they will go to heaven if they die killing infidels who Mohammed taught his followers to hate, some Muslims don't bother joining al Qaeda or some other organized band of thugs. They get so filled with hatred from hearing Islamic sermons and visiting jihadi web sites that they decide to become freelance Jihadis.
Go read it now!