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I’m sure most of you have heard about the website that was shut down because there was “molestation on demand” and 27 were charged with crimes relating to the site.

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — An Internet chat room that streamed video of live child molestations has been shut down and 27 people have been charged with online child pornography offenses, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Justice Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials still are looking for one suspect after an undercover sting operation shut down a Web site called “Kiddypics & Kiddyvids.”

No one has to read the rest of the article to know how vile and disgusting anyone associated with this filth has to be, but let me paint you a picture.

The indictment states that [Gregory J.] Sweezer sent two videos to an undercover law enforcement officer. Both videos depict a man molesting a girl younger than 12, the indictment states. Sweezer is also accused of distributing a video, the title of which suggests it contains images of a 7-year-old being molested.

That’s not all - read the article if you can.

But then you hear about these sleezebags who think that the timing of these arrests is all too “convenient” given GWB’s lower approval ratings. …and I quote (no, this really is a quote, as ridiculous as it may sound):

Call me cynical, but this kind of thing could occur any day of the week and yet just when asshole’s numbers are at their lowest, a “morals” story appears for the sheep.

Who the hell does this idiot think s/he is fooling? What does this have to do with *anything* like that? Yes, this type of shit goes on every day. There are sick, twisted child-molesting perverted assholes who go online with their recordings and fucked-up stories of the pleasure they have in raping little girls and boys. *THAT* happens every day. And then there are law enforcement officials who spend their blood, sweat and tears chasing after these fuckers who mask their IPs, change their URLs, demand information from people and participation from them in an attempt to ascertain whether they are a pervert or a law enforcement official before vomiting their filth all over perverts’ computer screens across the world. To try and call this some kind of politically-motivated “stunt” is nothing more than a slap to the face of those law enforcement officials who would do anything to bust these bastards. Shameful, that’s what it is. Shameful.

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We Are All Mohammed Now

Aaron, in a comment on this post, gave me an idea.

Instead of all of us being Danish, let’s just all be Mohammed.

There are many advantages to living this way.

The Danes and everyone else are on the defensive concerning this issue. By being Mohammed yourself, you get to go on the offensive. And the best defense is a quick offense.

If you are Mohammed, and someone takes your picture, you may behead them. Especially if it’s that obnoxious relative you prayed wouldn’t show up at the family reunion.

You get to breeze through security at most major airports.

You get to rape, pillage, and burn at the most minimal slight of your name.

Everyone will add PBUH after they refer to you.

So, from this point on, anyone who comments on my posts without the name Mohammed, or one of its derivates, will be summarily deleted.*

Of course I, don’t have to change my blog name to Mohammed. I am granted free license to be a hypocrite.

Because we are all Mohammed now.

Note: leave your proper email and URL in your comment. You just have to change your name to Mohammed. Mustafa and PBUH are also accepted. So are Pedophile Prophet, Pedophile Pimp Prophet, and Suicide Troll.

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Sheehan for Senate?

Okay…once I get past the natural gagging reflex that is triggered when I think of Cindy Sheehan, perhaps her running for Senate isn’t so far-fetched. I mean, she’d be in good company, right? Hillary and Kerry, Boxer and Kennedy and even good ole Chuck Hagel would welcome her with open arms. But this comment….I could help but laugh when I read it:

Sheehan said running in the Democratic primary would help make a broader point.

“If I decided to run, I would have no illusions of winning, but it would bring attention to all the peace candidates in the country,” she said.

I wonder how those “peace candidates” would feel with Cindy Sheehan in their corner? I suspect they’d want to run - and run away fast!

Think of it, though. Sheehan would run against current liberal queen extraordinaire Dianne Feinstein. Who would be the lesser of two evils?

Polls Apart

The recent rhetoric from Democrats about bringing the troops HOME (NOW say SOME); the press going on and on about President Bush’s LOW approval rating- one would think the country is falling apart like it did during the Vietnam war.

So I got confused when I read this:

Negative press coverage of the war in Iraq in recent weeks has emphasized rising pessimism among the American public about the conflict. But a new survey found that 56 percent of the public thinks that efforts to establish a stable democracy in the country will succeed.

What the hell is going on here??

The survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press — which also plumbed opinions of journalists, university presidents and others in academe, diplomats, government officials, religious leaders, members of the military, scientists and international security specialists — revealed a marked disconnect between the perceptions of the general public and many of the so-called opinion leaders.

Oh I see…the opinions of journalists, university professors, diplomats and other various leftist/socialist/communists- no need to say more.

When asked whether they thought democracy would succeed in Iraq, only 33 percent of the journalists agreed that it had a chance. The number was even worse in academe — 27 percent of respondents thought the effort would succeed. Among the military, however, the number stood at 64 percent.

“The media and academia have always been more to the left, so how they report these things is not necessarily the way the country sees things,” said Charles Gravely, 56, a real estate executive from the District.

Really? Is this news? Do they know this about themselves?

Meanwhile, close to half of the American public — 48 percent — think the decision to take military action in Iraq was the right one.

“I put my trust in the people in charge of our defense,” said Haley Praytor, 21, an intern from Lindale, Texas.
The survey found a spectrum of opinions between the opinion leaders.

Among journalists, 28 percent thought the decision was justified. The number was 21 percent among the academic elites and 49 percent in the military.

The public is evenly divided on whether the war in Iraq has helped or hindered efforts to combat terrorism, 44 percent thought the conflict has helped the effort and the same number thought it has hurt. In the press, 68 percent said the war had hurt the effort, and 22 percent said it had helped.

In the academic world, the numbers were 75 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Among the military, it was 47 percent and 45 percent.

The war in Iraq “has definitely helped indirectly,” said Andrew Reese, 33, a software sales representative from Arlington. “It has probably kept other countries from committing terrorist acts in the U.S.”

So the opinion leaders aren’t doing a good job LEADING us now are they? (We’re not dumb.)

The survey also found that the public’s view of the United Nations has soured since March. Overall, 48 percent of Americans felt favorably toward the United Nations, down from 77 percent in 2001. The approval ratings of the United Nations dropped by 11 points since March alone.

Get us OUT of the UN.

It is time for the vice president to stop continually misleading America

He likes to make news every so often, the Senator from MA who likes us to think he’s a war hero. John Kerry is such a loser.

Sen. John Kerry locked jaws yesterday with White House pitbull Vice President Dick Cheney over a congressman’s call to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq within six months. From the lobby of his Boston office, Kerry blasted the vice president, accusing Cheney of dodging honest debate in favor of “inappropriate and misleading” partisan attacks. “It is time for the vice president to stop continually misleading America,” Kerry said, adding that the administration “ought to be trying to fix the problems they have created with their incompetence over the last three years.”

All the problems that Kerry would have magically fixed within a year, had he won the election. Ha. If that were the case, the Middle East would be in worst turmoil than it is right now. Kerry would insist everything pass that GLOBAL TEST…and since half the world is full of appeasement pacifists, we know where things would stand.

Earlier, Cheney toned down his criticism of decorated war veteran and U.S. Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), even calling him “my friend and former colleague.” But Cheney then blasted lawmakers for “dishonest and reprehensible” claims that the United States fudged intelligence to make the case for war.

Cheney is a smart man. He knows a real hero from a fake one, and Kerry doesn’t like that.

“Some of the most irresponsible comments have come from politicians who actually voted in favor of authorizing the use of force against Saddam Hussein,” Cheney said. “These are elected officials who had access to the intelligence materials. They are known to have a high opinion of their own analytical capabilities.” Cheney did not mention any senator by name, but Kerry still shot back. “That is just plain, flat, not true,” Kerry said. “We did not see the same intelligence and I challenge the vice president, I challenge him to answer the fundamental questions from the facts.”

It’s CYA time for people like Kerry, and others. A new political season is up and coming and they have to distance themselves from their own actions.

Kerry said Murtha’s call reflects the feelings of Americans and Iraqis of the urgent need to disengage U.S. forces the country. “There is no time to spare – that really was the message of John Murtha, whether you agree or disagree with how he said it,” Kerry said. But Kerry declined to sign on to Murtha’s call to withdraw troops in six months. “It can be done in about a year under my plan,” Kerry said. “Others have different plans.”

Oh no. He still has plans?

Cross Posted @ ARS

Americans Get A Better Deal

Here they go again…picking on American healthcare as if it were the worst thing in the world. I love how these writers suggest things are better in other countries. Things are worse, far worse in those national health care nations. But we won’t hear about that.

Americans pay more when they get sick than people in other Western nations and get more confused, error-prone treatment, according to the largest survey to compare U.S. health care with other nations.

The survey of nearly 7,000 sick adults in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain and Germany found Americans were the most likely to pay at least $1,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. More than half went without needed care because of cost and more than one-third endured mistakes and disorganized care when they did get treated.

And people of other nations didn’t run into all these issues?

Although patients in every nation sometimes run into obstacles to getting care and deficiencies when they do get treated, the United States stood out for having the highest error rates, most disorganized care and highest costs, the survey found.

Ah ha…yes people do run into problems elsewhere. Just not as often, maybe, as suggested by the careful planting of that word, “sometimes”. I want to see the details of this survey.

“What’s striking is that we are clearly a world leader in how much we spend on health care,” said Cathy Schoen, senior vice president for the Commonwealth Fund, a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation that commissioned the survey. “We should be expecting to be the best. Clearly, we should be doing better.”

Other experts agreed, saying the results offer the most recent evidence that the quality of care in the United States is seriously eroding even as health care costs skyrocket.

“This provides confirming evidence for what more and more health policy thinkers have been saying, which is, ‘The American health care system is quietly imploding, and it’s about time we did something about it,’ ” said Lucian L. Leape of the Harvard School of Public Health.

It’s really sad to see these reports, which are so misleading and full of bullshit. No where in this world will anyone get better care- no where are there better hospitals, medical research facililies. No where. It has to cost something-after all the people who work at these places need to earn a living. It’s not that far out of reach-and all of them have funds for those who cannot pay.

Americans had the easiest access to specialists, but they experienced the most problems getting care after hours, and Americans and Canadians were the most likely to report problems seeing a doctor the same day they sought one.

Americans were also much more likely to report forgoing needed treatment because of cost, with about half saying they had decided not to fill a prescription, to see a doctor when they were sick or opted against getting recommended follow-up tests. About 38 percent of patients in New Zealand reported going without care; the numbers were 34 percent in Australia, 28 percent in Germany, 26 percent in Canada and 13 percent in Britain.

But what they’re not saying here is– people in Germany and Canada and Britain often have to wait DAYS for prescriptions to be filled; they may see a doctor the same day they call, but needed medical tests can take months to get done (and when you have cancer, months can mean your death); after hours care???-in these nations?? They do what we do-ER visits. Don’t let them fool you.

About one-third of U.S. patients reported problems with the coordination of their care, such as test results not being available when they arrived at a doctor’s appointment or doctors ordering duplicate tests. In the other countries, 19 to 26 percent of patients reported similar problems.

Americans also reported the greatest number of medical errors. Thirty-four percent reported getting the wrong medication or dose, incorrect test results, a mistake in their treatment or care, or being notified late about abnormal test results. Only 30 percent of Canadian patients, 27 percent of Australian patients, 25 percent of New Zealanders, 23 percent of Germans and 22 percent of Britons reported errors.

It’s all in proportion to what these people of Germany/Britain/NZ get…they don’t have the same resources we do. They also have state run medical programs,which reeks of assembly line mentaility. Nothing is personal with health care over in Europe. At least here in America, most doctors know their patients by their first names. It is true that Americans experience more medication errors and simliar things. Much of this is due to too much government oversight into the medical field. The paperwork that has to be done to support all this is astronomical. And wasteful.

I have to say too…that many Americans are just plain lazy when it comes to their own health. They still think the docs can save them from every ill in the world; Americans tend to follow their own directions when it comes to following MD orders for treatments and medications. And insurances do rule much of what we can do and cannot do. That is only a small percentage of problems though. In other nations, the socialists inspired medical models leave nothing to be desired. Why so many here wish to see our system turn into that is something I have yet to figure out. I think a lot of people just don’t know how BAD it really is over in Europe. Waiting months just to get a mammogram, because you’re just another number on a long list (while you feel that lump getting bigger and bigger). Waiting months for other life saving treatments (waiting weeks and weeks for chemo treatments), because you have no value as an indivdual. And don’t ever think they get it all for free. They pay upwards of 50% in taxes over there-right out of their pay-to cover these costs. Break it all down and I would say Americans get a much better deal.

Cross Posted @ ARS

Shame on you, Chuck!

Chuck Hagel is at it again.  It is embarrassing that he is 1) from Nebraska and 2) representing the Republican party.  Well, he really isn’t representing the Republican party, is he?  Read below (emphasis mine):

WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading Republican senator and prospective presidential candidate said Sunday that the war in Iraq has destabilized the Middle East and is looking more like the Vietnam conflict from a generation ago.

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, who received two Purple Hearts and other military honors for his service in Vietnam, reiterated his position that the United States needs to develop a strategy to leave Iraq. Hagel scoffed at the idea that U.S. troops could be in Iraq four years from now at levels above 100,000, a contingency for which the Pentagon is preparing.

"We should start figuring out how we get out of there," Hagel said on "This Week" on ABC. "But with this understanding, we cannot leave a vacuum that further destabilizes the Middle East. I think our involvement there has destabilized the Middle East. And the longer we stay there, I think the further destabilization will occur."

Hagel said "stay the course" is not a policy. "By any standard, when you analyze 2 1/2 years in Iraq … we’re not winning," he said.

No, Senator Hagel.  The war in Iraq isn’t looking like the Vietnam conflict, you WANT it to look like the Vietnam conflict.  You need to hop the tour bus with your gal pal Jane Fonda and take your message to the smelly, sandal-donning, hemp-weaving hippies who might actually listen to your line of bullshit.  I’m embarrassed that you are representing my state and my party.  Perhaps YOU should be the one getting out.

Let Your Son Be a Hero

Casey Sheehan, a soldier, was killed in Sadr City, Iraq, on April 4, 2004 fighting for his country.  His mother, Cindy Sheehan, is staging a protest in Crawford, TX and plans to continue protesting until she can speak to President Bush personally.  Her reasons?  She wants to ask President Bush: "Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for?"  She wants troops home because, in her opinion, the troops were sent into a war for no reason - there were no WMD or chemical weapons, so she feels her son died needlessly.

I can’t pretend to understand Ms. Sheehan’s grief as I have never lost a child, but looking at this from a distance, I’m saddened that Ms. Sheehan can’t allow her son to be remembered as a proud defender of freedom.  It is because of his efforts, alongside other soldiers, who have allowed a country of people held hostage under a brutal regime feel less fear.  Their efforts have allowed children to attend school and learn what the world is all about - some, particularly girls, had never been to school at all.  Their efforts have allowed the Iraqi people to wake up each day knowing that a family member won’t be brutally captured and murdered, for no good reason other than someone’s whim or desire to bring dispair. 

Ms. Sheehan, your son wouldn’t have joined the military if he didn’t feel as though he had a reason to serve his country, and he served her proud.  You may think that he died needlessly and without cause, but there are many Americans - including myself -  who admire your son for his courage and his willingness to step up for the cause to defend our freedom and to acquire freedom from tyranny for so many others.  His mark on history has changed lives forever.  Please let him be a hero - because he is one.



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Huge Protests in Yemen

Please go here and here to read about the protests in Yemen - an issue the MSM doesn’t deem as important as Britney Spears belly and other such nonsense.  Please support Jane in her fight to bring this news to the forefront.  Please keep the people of Yemen in your thoughts and prayers.

What, She Worry?

So Hillary Clinton has decided to relegate President Bush to a comic-book character, huh?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republicans took aim at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday for a speech comparing President Bush to Mad magazine’s freckle-faced, "What, me worry?" kid, Alfred E. Neuman.

I’m not surprised.  It isn’t the first time she’s tossed out crass or rude comments about Republicans.  Seems as Hillary’s only way to deal with those who are far superior to her is to pull open her "Mad Magazine" collection and come up with those one-liners.  The NY GOP was quoted saying:

"At a time when President Bush and most elected officials are focused on the security of our nation, Mrs. Clinton seems focused on taking partisan jabs and promoting her presidential campaign," added New York’s GOP chairman, Stephen Minarik. "Her priorities are clearly out of whack."

I’m disappointed, however, that the AP didn’t include this very telling photo of one of our younger Republicans taking issue with Ms. Clinton’s statement:

Cross Posted at MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

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The Mad Dog Vinnie Description of Terrorists

When Mad Dog Vinnie rants, I listen.  You should, too.  Oh, and so should the terrorists.

God Bless London and the Brits

May God bless you and all of the families and victims affected by this tragedy today.  You will recover and be even stronger - much like your American brothers and sisters have.

More info and updates over at Beth’s place.


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Wild Thing: RNC Unveils New Ad Mocking Liberal Outrage

From The Washington Times Inside Politics a transcript of the Republican National Committee’s new Web ad titled “Wild Thing,” highlighting recent inflammatory comments by Democratic Party leaders. Just in case you can’t get the video to play here’s a transcript:

(Text on Screen): A long, long time ago …
(Montage of past presidents)
Franklin D. Roosevelt: “The only thing we have to fear …”
Harry S. Truman: “… and are determined to work for peace on earth.”
John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
(Text on Screen): Today …
(Video) Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean: “I hate what the Republicans are doing to this country. I really do.”
(Video) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: “It is very hard to stop people who have never been acquainted with the truth.”
(Video) Mr. Dean: “A lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives.”
(Print) Mr. Dean 6/6/2005: (Republican Party) “It’s pretty much a white, Christian party.”
(Video) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “Our plan is to stop him … stop him … he must be stopped.”
(Video) Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin: “You would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans.”
(Print) Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid 5/6/2005: “I think this guy (President Bush) is a loser.”
(Video) Mr. Reid: “I apologized for the ‘loser’; I haven’t for the ‘liar.’?”
(Video) Jon Stewart: “We turn our attention now to Washington, and the Democrats. Political party founded in 1792 that enjoyed an active role in American politics through much of the 20th century. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. No? Ask your parents.”
(Text on screen): The Democrats Today. No Vision. No Plan. Not your Parents’ Democrat Party.

The video is hysterically funny if you consider some of that some of these very people are those now expressing outrage over Karl Rove’s recent comment

Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.

All of us know that the current “controversy” is falsely generated righteous indignation manufactured by the MSM and the Democrat Party leadership. If they had condemned Dick Durbin as strongly for his recent comments their current act might be a little more convincing.

Note that Hillary rushed to the media to condemn Karl Rove’s remarks. Her response to Durbin’s comments denigrating American troops? You check around and see if you can find one. I can’t. Harry Reid dismissed Durbin’s remarks and called the controversy over them a calculated attempt at distraction but he demanded an immediate apology or resignation from Rove for his milder, and certainly not seditious, comments . I could keep working my way through the list of the Democrat leadership comparing the level of response to each man’s statements but what’s the point? We know how such a comparison will turn out. Obviously, as others have said, this is a tempest in a tea pot.

If you want to do something useful instead of just seething over the hypocrisy of it all the phone number for the White House is 202-456-1111 or you could always e-mail President Bush at president@whitehouse.gov. Although I’m sure he doesn’t need it you might feel better after you let the President know that you support Karl Rove and agree with his statements.

RedState.org has more on how this is just idiocy fueled by a dishonest media.

The full text of Karl Rove’s comments can be found at the Washington Post.

[Cross posted at Common Sense Runs Wild]

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Study: Second Bush Team Whiter, Older, More Experienced

These are the types of stories that the mainstream media feels compelled to print because…[please insert reason here]?   

WASHINGTON — A new study shows Team Bush has fewer minorities and young people, and more government insiders, in the president’s second term than in his first.

A study by the news weekly National Journal shows that 17 percent of those in the top 367 managerial jobs are minorities. That’s down from 20 percent four years ago.

A roughly comparable tally of the Clinton administration put the figure at 27 percent.

Plus the average age in Bush’s second-term administration is 51, compared with 48 in the first.

Also, an administration that was experienced four years ago is even more so now. The National Journal found 88 percent of those in the top jobs had previous executive branch posts. That compares with 59 percent in the first term.

I believe that reports such as these are an attempt to undermine the credibility of the presidency.  What about a report on how the president brought in "the best person for the job" versus the breakdown in age, race, sexual orientation, etc.?  The title of this article almost makes it seem like "more experience" is a bad thing.  This handy little story "confirms" the ideas in the minds of liberal whackos that Bush is bad - now the mantra will be "Bush discriminates" or "Bush isn’t as mindful of diversity as Clinton was."

I guess I should be used to this banter, but it still drives me crazy.  I just want a person in place to do a particular job who is the best.  Say I needed to hire a body guard.  Would I just select someone because they were a minority?  No - how fair or appropriate is that?  I would check everyone’s experience, interview them to get a feel for how they would perform on the job and make a decision regarding who I would hire based upon a consistent list of criteria.

If I was a partner in a physician office whose specialty was surgery, should I hire the young physician right out of school and training, or should I hire the experienced surgeon with a proven track record of success?  As a wise business person, I should hire the surgeon with more experience.  Wouldn’t you want that as a patient?

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Damned of the West IV - The Jawa Report

A must read!  Part IV of the interviews Dr. Rusty Shakleford had with the family of abducted American Roy Hallums.

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