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Rusty is Right…..

I agree with The Jawa Report’s assessment of a recent Dunkin’ Donuts ad campaign featuring Rachael Ray. Take a look at the ad video here.

Here’s an image:

If you go over to Rusty’s post at TJR, you will see comparison of a REAL kaffiyeh and Rachael Ray’s scarf. Anyone can look at it and see that it doesn’t have the same pattern.

I am amazed at the fervor at blogs around the ’sphere and the authors who insist it is a kaffiyeh and that we should begin a writing campaign, quit getting Dunkin’ Donuts and other such stuff. Rachael Ray may be a flaming libtard, but she’s no terrorist, people. Hell, she probably wouldn’t know what a kaffiyeh was if she was given one to wear.

Give me a break…must be a slow news day?

Yep….Rusty’s right.

P.S. Dunkin’ Donuts pulled the ad. As my hubby said, why wouldn’t they just show a picture of the stupid scarf if it is, indeed, a paisley scarf instead of acquiescing to the pressure from Malkin and others?

Malkin, in a posting following up on last week’s column, said of Dunkin’s decision to pull the ad, “It’s refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists.”

I can’t say that RR fits the definition of a jihad apologist…pay attention to the message for Memorial Day that was on her site (thanks, Hubby!)


Pirate's Cove linked with Kaffiyeh Wearing A.N.S.W.E.R Moonbats On Dunkin Donuts
Screw Super Tuesday

Listen to Jawa Radio instead!


Chambers’ Final Term Starts In Lincoln

Now THAT’s a title to put homework off for! WOOOOOOT!

Now….back to homework!


Ellen and the Great Dog Debacle

Anyone that knows me knows that I am not really a fan of Ellen Degenerate, er, DeGeneres. Do I think she should read her paperwork more closely when adopting a dog? Sure I do. Do I think the animal wackos she dealt with are a bunch of idiots? ABSOLUTELY. But I never would have adopted a dog from them because I DO read the fine print…one of the many reasons why I choose not to adopt from our not-so-humane society locally.

LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn’t get along with her cats.

The talk show hostess and her partner Portia de Rossi adopted Iggy, a Brussels Griffon mix, on Sept. 20. But when things did not work out, DeGeneres gave the dog to her hairdresser.

In doing so, DeGeneres violated an agreement with the Mutts and Moms agency by not informing them of the handoff.

When the agency called DeGeneres to ask about Iggy, she said she found another home for the dog. The agency sent a representative to the hairdresser’s home Sunday and took the dog away.

Mind you, they took the dog out of a home that DeGeneres knew would be a good home for the dog and away from two young children who bonded with the dog. …and you say you are in the “animal rescue” business?!?!? Yeah, right.

DeGeneres went public with the doggy ordeal Monday while taping an episode of her show to air Tuesday. She admitted she didn’t read all the paperwork involving the adoption.

C’mon Ellen…you’ve been in business for how long and you didn’t look at the paperwork, or have one of “your people” look at it? Not a wise decision, Ellen, which is why this mess is now a mess.

DeGeneres said she spent $3,000 having the dog neutered and trained to be with her cats. But the dog had too much energy and was too rambunctious, she told her television audience.

“I guess I signed a piece of paper that says if I can’t keep Iggy, it goes back to the rescue organization, which is not someone’s home, which is not a family,” she said in a show transcript provided to The Associated Press.

“I thought I did a good thing. I tried to find a loving home for the dog because I couldn’t keep it.”

See, Ellen, the animal wackos you dealt with don’t think you are capable of making a good decision about your pet. So even though you had the best of intentions, you aren’t in the business of “animal rescue” like they are so of course you are wrong [and you *did* violate that little agreement thingy, too…I’m not forgetting about that little tidbit]. They would prefer to put this animal back into their shelter so they can keep their little statistics up, keep your money and get an adoption fee from someone else. Their little piece of paper just proves that they believe that you can’t even own a pet on your own - that they have to have you sign a piece of paper so they can have a piece of you for the rest of the dog’s life.

They should do the right thing and take that dog back to those two broken-hearted kids who will likely give the dog more love and attention than a shelter that probably needs to confine the animal a good portion of the day. That’s animal rescue alright. How about making a rational choice that’s good for the dog versus your stupid rules? Not capable of independent thought or rationalization? Hmmmmm…

Don’t get me wrong, ultimately Ellen’s lack of attention to the paperwork caused all of this, but it just proves to me that people in the animal rescue business aren’t always in it for the best interest and welfare of an animal if they can’t evaluate a situation like this any better. It costs nothing for Ellen to bring the dog to a good home. It will cost money and hardship for the dog dragging him back to the shelter. But it sure supports the cause on paper, doesn’t it?!? One more in that column for “rescued animal” is what it looks like from here.

/my 2 cents


Mary Winkler Gets Supervised Visits With Her Children

So I read on Fox News that Mary Winkler will be getting supervised visits with her children. You may not recall, but Mary Winkler was the “wife” who shot her minister husband IN THE BACK, let him bleed to death for 20 minutes while these children were IN THE HOUSE (emphasis mine).

A psychologist at Winkler’s trial testified she suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome because of domestic abuse coupled with emotional damage from the death of a favored sister years earlier.

Winkler told the judge she wants to be reunited with her daughters to help them deal with the emotional trauma of their father’s death. The children are in the temporary custody of Matthew Winkler’s parents who want to adopt them over their mother’s objections.

That is just rich. She wants to help them deal with the emotional trauma of their father’s death?!?!?! How the hell is *that* conversation going to start out? “Kids, I know I shot your father in the back and killed him while you were in the house, but let’s get over it and move on. Care for some more spaghetti?” WTF? They should remain in the custody of Matthew Winkler’s parents who have every friggin’ right to be upset about this scenario. The children have only seen her a couple of times since she murdered her husband (who, of course is being accused of abusing her even though he now has no ability to defend himself and she never filed any kind of report while he was living).

Keith Ablow, a forensic psychiatrist, told the judge that Winkler’s mental condition is still unstable though she has undergone counseling since her conviction and is taking medication.

“I have no confidence that we know where Mrs. Winkler is clinically today, let alone six weeks from now or six years from now,” said Ablow, who has a syndicated TV show bearing his name.

I’m sure this is the reason for “supervised visits” but supervised visits, if they are perceived to go well will move to the next level, and so on. How can this be in the best interests of these children? Please, can someone explain that to me???

Mary Winkler said “”We can begin healing together and let God guide us.” I would not be surprised if some idiotic judge awards this woman full custody of these kids. GOD HELP THEM if it happens. They are going to need all the help they can get.


A Memo from the Desk of God to Ernie Chambers

To: Senator Ernie Chambers-NE

From: The Desk of God

Subj: Thou hast sued Me
__________________________________________________________________

Ernie Chambers, Senator from Nebraska, it has been brought to My attention that thou hast sued me. Why hast thou forsaken Me?

Thou accuseth Me…

…“of making and continuing to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent.”

Thou hast stated I…

…caused, “fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects, and the like.”

I recalleth the “terrifying tornado” of 1975, and how I spared thou from death. Doest thou have selective memory, Senator Ernie Chambers?

Thou hast also stated I…

…caused, “calamitous catastrophes resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants including innocent babes, infants, children, the aged and infirm without mercy or distinction.”

Senator Chambers, thou hast stated that I did not respond to multiple requests of contact and that I did not respond to your call of “Come out, come out, wherever you are.” Senator Chambers, reaching me is possible just by folding your hands in prayer. How soon thou forgets the numerous prayers sent up to Me regarding the elimination of term limits. That was thou, was it not?

Lastly, thou hast stated the Lord your God…

…“has manifested neither compassion nor remorse, proclaiming that Defendant “will laugh” when calamity comes.

Senator Chambers, thou hast uttered a partial truth in your statement. I will, indeed, “laugh” when your term limit commeth to an end.


Bette Midler: Tree Discrimination!!

Environmental activist Bette Midler has gotten herself into a bit of a spot:

LIHUE, Hawaii — Bette Midler cut down more than 230 trees around one of her properties on the island of Kauai without a permit, and the state has recommended she be fined.

The staff of the Board of Land and Natural Resources recommended $6,500 in fines for having the trees felled and for building a graded road without permits required for the land zoned for conservation use.

Ms. Midler “didn’t realize permits were needed to remove the trees on a vacant 58,000-square-foot parcel of land on Kauai’s North Shore.”

“The whole idea with cutting the trees down was with the idea of improving the lot with native species” instead of the nonnative, invasive species that had grown there, Graham said. “It’s unfortunate that a mistake was made.”

The National Tropical Botanical Garden, which maintains three gardens on Kauai, will design a replanting plan that consists of appropriate native plants, Graham said.

A botanist hired by Midler after the fact said 120 Java plum trees, 100 octopus trees and 10 to 20 Madagascar olive trees that were cut down were all nonnative species. Some native trees also were removed from the property, the botanist said.

It’s rather interesting that someone who cares so much about the environment and global warming would fell well over 200 trees. Of course she’ll pay the fine, and of course there will be new, native trees planted in their places…does that make her close to godliness in the tree hugging world again?

Oh, and if Bette Midler, Tree Hugger Extraordinaire, can whack over 200 of her leafy friends, could she possibly remove 200 or so “nonnative, invasive” illegal immigrants from our side of the border? …oh, wait, sorry for my brief moment of EEEEEEEEEVIL Republican Thugdom.

Bette’s sure gonna have one VERY LARGE compost heap when this is all said and done. :-)

Bette? What did this tree ever do to YOU?


Those CRAAAAZY Criminals: Juanita Marie Jones Edition

This crazy criminal proves to the rest of us that if drugs don’t kill ya, they just make ya stupider:

ROCHELLE, Ga. (AP) - A woman was arrested after she called police to help “get her money back” after she was unhappy with the crack cocaine she purchased.

Juanita Marie Jones, 53, called Rochelle Police late Thursday night after she purchased what she thought was a $20 piece of crack cocaine, according to police reports.

She called them because once she smoked some, she realized it was fake. When she showed the drugs to the officers, she was promptly arrested.

Score: Smart & Responsible Police Officers - 1 / Crack-smoking, brick-short-of-a-load druggie - 0


My IQ Dropped 30 Points…

Now….THIS is news (courtesy of the front page of Fox News:

I’ve heard about these three women every time I’ve turned on the radio. I’ve seen stories about them every time I log onto any site that might resemble something that has news on it. Duct tape anyone?!?!?!?


She Was on a Roll….Three, Actually!

News doesn’t get better than this. THIS, my friends, is heavy hitting, so prepare yourself!

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) - Police blame a woman named Butts for stealing toilet paper from a central Iowa courthouse, and while they’re chuckling, the theft charge could put her in prison.

“She’s facing potentially three years of incarceration for three rolls of toilet paper,” Chief Lon Walker said, stifling a laugh as he talked to KCCI-TV about Suzanne Marie Butts. “See, I can’t say it with a straight face.”

[silence]

Wow. There are just so many things I can say, but in the end game, all I can say is that she is sure going to be the BUTT of a few jokes for some time to come. BWHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Walker did not know why Butts was at the courthouse, but said that she did not work there.

Awwwwwww….c’mon Chief…you know why she was there….she was WIPING out your stock of toilet paper! Wow….I just kill myself sometimes!


The Sopranos…Lamest Ending of a Series EVER

Both Vinnie and Beth share my sentiments (swearing, bitching and all), so I won’t try and write a major post on it. But I will say this.

I will never watch another David Chase “masterpiece” again.

I will never watch any “Sopranos” movie they may try to sell, unless they mail me a free ticket and pay for my popcorn, soda and babysitting expenses.

I will cancel HBO as soon as possible.

I will remain thoroughly disgusted that I bought some of the seasons on DVD (but will pat myself on the back for stopping when I knew full well the show was going downhill).

I will totally kick myself IN THE ASS for watching each episode faithfully, even after the show entered major suckdom a couple of seasons ago. Damn loyalty bullshit!

GAH! I think I need to go whack something. Er, maybe I’ll just go eat some fucking onion rings or something. Jerks!


Gin for Sixth Graders?

Let’s see…I’ve heard teachers bitch about “Leave No Child Behind” but didn’t know that meant taking them to the bar….

AKRON, Ohio — Officials in Ohio said they’ll investigate reports that students at a charter school were served gin at their sixth-grade graduation.

School authorities said that four students were given a teaspoon of gin mixed with water at a ceremony at the school in Akron this week.

In a day and age where there are so many groups evangelizing the need to keep kids away from alcohol (D.A.R.E., M.A.D.D. to name two), school officials think it’s okay to serve booze to kids graduating sixth grade? Oh…..never mind. Now I’m seeing the ticket to ride….

A school official said the ritual — meant to teach honesty — is similar to an African rite of passage. He reports the kids spit out the gin.

So…the fact that it was proclaimed to be an African rite of passage - paired with the fact that they spit it out - makes it okay? Um, is that anything like Bubba Clinton’s proclamation that he didn’t inhale? Oh, yeah, the whole rite of passage is supposed to teach honesty. HONESTLY!!!! What’s next….pot so they can open up and free their artful expression? Really!


Phelps in the Backyard

I was going to write about this, but hubby did already, so go here.


…Is It a Sign of the Apocalypse?

Oh.my.Gawd. What will I do? How can I go to sleep at night knowing that Sanjaya did NOT absolutely suck on American Idol tonight? Honestly. I bitch about him when he sucks on the show. Which has been every week, pretty much. I rant that he shouldn’t be on the show. And tonight, while he was far from what I would call superior, he actually did a very decent job…and I’m kinda pissed about it! Note: Even more decent than others on the show [can you say Haley or that guy that thinks he is Justin Timberlake?]. Gah! Is the world coming to an end? Will the message of the Emergency Broadcast System be blaring from my cable box when I go into the livingroom? OH…THE HUMANITY!


American Idol Seattle: Free Association

So tonight was night two of watching American Idol. Oh.my.Gawd. I do not believe they should come back to Seattle. Really. Ever. No, really. I think the geek-o-meter spun out of control tonight. The only thing I could think to do is free association. Those of you who didn’t watch will *not* get this. Those who did…well, you will FEEL MY PAIN.

Uncle Sam - Sang “I Shot the Sheriff” at last year’s audition. He’s a cop. If only he was a sheriff so we could have shot him to put us out of our misery!

The “Hotness” - Er, no, more like the “Hothead.”

Amy-who-tried-to-sing-Xtina - “Tried” is the operative word. …and Amy, when they say NO, they mean it. No has one less letter than yes. You should be able to get it the first time around.

Darwin “Misha” - Girlfriend. Please crack open a Cosmo. You need some serious lip liner. And a facial. And a new hair style. Don’t be your momma’s mini-me cuz you’ll be, er, “hot” like her.

Tommy the former gas pump operator - American Idol is a step up for you, man. They like your ‘do, too!

“Carlene” - I think Simon was right. You looked like you had been caught in a net. The pink sleeves gave you some sloppy soft version of Popeye arms. Oh, and get some singing lessons or something!

Blake - The spikes could probably penetrate cement, Dude. When I think of the rest of the Seattle auditions, I can see why they said yes to you, but you do sound effects better than you sing. And DITCH the emerald green shirt, Spike!

Green Tie Guy - Ack! You channeled Napoleon Dynomite and didn’t even do *that* effectively.

Saymali and Sanjaya, the Wonder Twins - Okay, I liked these two. It will be interesting to see what happens. I have to admit, though, their faces looked virtually IDENTICAL. It was a bit weird.

Nick Zitzman - the Zitzmeister, the Leader, the software engineer. Um, Simon was right here and I quote: “What the bloody hell was that?!?!?” and “It was almost non-human.” I’ve never heard a person butcher a song as bad as that. Your melody was REALLY unchained, Dude. It was unhinged completely.

Rudy - Open Arms by Journey? Wow…took me back to the couples skate in the 1980s. But you rose to the top in Seattle, Dude.

Kenneth - aka “The Bug-Eyed Freak” or “Bush Baby” (or according to my hubby….a lemur). I was very afraid watching you, Man. And I did put the earplugs in, but I’m betting you aren’t going to Hollywood.

Eric “Taylor Hicks” Wannabe - er, you may wanna keep your day job, Dude. And don’t EVER try to style Simon’s hair. The security was up on you, Man.

Anna - this woman was 6′7″ with heels. I’m 5′0″ so she’s like 19″ taller than me. I’d probably be staring at her navel if we had polite conversation in the hall. Damn. But she belted out a nice Aretha!

Jordan - 16 years old and channeling Mariah. She stood out in Seattle, but will she stand out in Hollywood? Not if she’s standing next to Anna!

Red - Dude…don’t EVER sing Queen again. For that matter, don’t ever sing ANYTHING again. And you should call 1-800-GET-TOOTH. As Beth would say “Bohemian Craphsody.” She’s absolutely right!

So next week it’ll be in Memphis. I hope they find more talent in Memphis. Or maybe not cuz I’ll run out of things to make fun of. Heh.


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