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September 29, 2006

Wonkette hits bottom, digs deeper

Looks like things are going so poorly for the libs right now, Wonkette and that moonbat professer of ignorance Eric Muller have resorted to attacking Michelle Malkin over an article she wrote yesterday calling out Charlotte Church for going from wholesome to whore almost overnight. They claim that Michelle is a hypocrit because they have a photo of an Asian woman that may resemble Michelle (which they claim -*is*- Michelle) in a bikini, in a kitchen, wearing a t-shirt half pulled up.

Now ... let's put the whole issue of whether or not the photo is bogus or not on the back burner for a second. What about this photo would make Michelle a hypocrit even if it was real? She is in a kitchen ... wearing a bikini ... Oh ... and her shirt is half pulled up ... What's the problem here folks? Is she doing a line of coke? Chugging a beer bong? Is her bikini top pulled up? .... hmm ... nope ... I don't see what the problem is here.

Michelle didn't criticize Charlotte Church for wearing a bikini and a t-shirt half off did she? Nope. She criticized Charlotte for changing from a wholesome, respectable woman, to the exact opposite. If Charlotte had alwyas been a complete waste of humanity, we would come to expect it. What is at issue here is that she went from being wholesome, to something opposite.

And lets just suppose for one minute that the bikini photo is real, and that it's worse. Wouldn't the fact that Michelle is now a very respectable woman who has made herself -*better*- make her more of an example of how one can improve themselves, rather than waste away as Charlotte has? I think so.

And you know what Michelle's response will be to all of this ... Lan astaslem.

September 25, 2006

Dumb & Dumber

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If only we could get Grandma to join the picture, the dumbshit trifecta would be complete. Kinky has decided to team with Jessie Ventura in an effort to breathe life into his dead-on-arrival run for Governor, partially in response to criticism over a racist comment he made over a year ago when he said that rapists should be put into prison and forced to"listen to a Negro talking to himself." He was also accused of racism when he called the Katrina evacuees in Texas "crackheads and thugs." Considering the fact that his new pal looks like a crackhead thug, Kinky should think before calling the kettle black, or at least own up to being a bigot.

His comments don't bother me ... what bothers me is the pass he gets in the media. Can you imagine the fallout if Perry had said this? People would be marching in front of the capital demanding his resignation, criminal charges, and lawsuits. Kinky gets a couple questions where he responds by basically saying "it's a joke ... get over it" and everyone just accepts it and forgets it ever happened.

I'm just sick of this two-faced bullshit from Kinky. He tries to play both sides of the political fence, ensuring he would have zero political allies if he was elected as Governor. How could he ever get either party to back any initiative when he would be constantly on the TV calling people names, making jokes, and talking trash about both parties. The truth is he would be the lamest duck in the history of politics.

And don't even get me started on the cigar thing ... Freud is often credited as saying "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" but I think that sometimes a cigar is a penis. Considering Kinky's position on gay marriage, I would believe the latter.

Yahoo! has more photos of the dipshit twins in action if you need a good laugh.

September 20, 2006

How Senator McCain Supports Torture of US Military

A new article up at Townhall called "Aiding and abetting"by Carol Platt Liebau talks about how US Senators McCain, Graham, and Warner have stabbed the President in the back by helping to defeat the President's interrogation bill in committee, how they have handed terrorists rights they do not deserve, and what it is doing to hurt the war effort. I think she has missed one very important thing.

Senator McCain was a US Navy pilot during the Vietnam war. He was shot down over Vietnam in October of 1967. During his six years as a POW, he was repeatedly beaten for refusing to sign various pieces of NVA propaganda. This illegal and in-human treatment has forged Senator McCain's opposition to even the most vague terms of interrogation, such as "degrading treatment." How does this encourage the torture of US military personnel? It's simple. The obvious conclusion here is that if you torture enough captured US military personnel, they may help persuade the US government from doing far less, thus giving you an edge in the intelligence side of the war, with very little effort.

I believe Senator McCain should be removed from the discussion of enemy interrogation as his own past experiences have clouded his judgement. It would be the same concept as removing a police officer from a case involving violence against a family member. There is too much bias there preventing true objectivity, as is the case with Senator McCain.

Additional coverage at Wizbang! and Confederate Yankee has some rather graphic photos up of the interrogation techniques Senator McCain is opposing.

September 16, 2006

New Terrorist Video

There is a new terrorist video unlike any of the unspeakable horrors that have been previously released. This video is a must see for everyone, regardless of your political leanings. We have the video available here.

September 11, 2006

Remembering Cono E. Gallo

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As part of the 2996 project, I have posted a memorial of Cono E. Gallo. One of the souls lost on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center attacks in New York City, New York.

Mr. Gallo was a married, 30yr. old commodities broker with Carr Futures at 1 World Trade Center in New York City, New York. He had just returned from a vacation in Jamaica with his wife a week before the attacks.

I have managed to find a few tidbits of information about Mr. Gallo on the Internet. Several 9/11 sites are all tied up today, so I have included snapshots of some of the info below:

http://www.legacy.com/Sept11.asp?Page=TributeStory&PersonId=145346:

Ocho Rios Memories

A grand time is the only way to describe Cono Gallo's Jamaican vacation with his wife the week before the World Trade Center attack. There the two were, holding hands while climbing Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios. A reggae dancing contest? Mr. Gallo went at it solo, and was the runner-up.

The Gallos, both 30-year-olds from Maspeth, Queens, clinched a "Newlywed Game"-like couples contest at their vacation resort by giving the same correct answer to every question. (The two had been married for five years.)

What's your wife's bra size? Mr. Gallo, the contestant, was asked. "Usually a 38C," he answered, "but sometimes a 36D depending on the style of the bra."

"It was exactly right," said his wife, Vicki Nita-Gallo, a kindergarten teacher. "He had the audience hysterical. They thought it was so cute. He really paid attention to details. That's what is so fabulous about him."

Mr. Gallo, a commodities broker with Carr Futures at 1 World Trade Center, was caring and selfless, his wife said, and he believed in a true partnership. There he was, "always by my side" when she was sick, she said. And there he was again, helping out with with her Avon side business.

On the eve of Sept. 11, Mrs. Nita-Gallo left a bag full of Avon hand lotion, lip gloss and other products by the door for him to take to her customers at his office. The next morning, Mr. Gallo, who started work at 7:30 a.m. and left the house while she was still in bed, picked it up on his way out, happy to distribute the orders and collect payment.

"Everything was teamwork so we could go out and enjoy ourselves," Mrs. Nita-Gallo said. "We completed each other."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 12, 2001.

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/people/3173.html:

Although I didn't know you personally, I have known your family for years. I am a lifelong resident of Greenpoint, and have eaten in the family's restaraunt on many occasions. My family and I keep you and your family in our prayers. May God hold you in the palm of His hand, and guide the Gallo family through these dark times. May God bless you all. John Luckey, friend

As someone who has lost a sibling, I know your sister and family misses you very much! I hope you have joined your loved ones in Heaven and all your suffering has been left behind.
Diane Alfieri, family friend

http://cf.newsday.com/911/victimsearch.cfm?id=2401:

Cono E. Gallo

An Avid Traveler, He And Wife Were Quite a Pair

December 17, 2001

Whether it was Gomez and Morticia, cowboy and cowgirl, or female warden and her prisoner, every Halloween, Cono Gallo and his wife, Vicki, dressed as a pair at their annual party. But even in real life, they were partners to the end.

"Everything big involved teamwork," said Vicki Nita- Gallo. "The two of us were true partners, 50-50."

Gallo, 30, and his wife had arrived home from a Jamaica vacation just two days before he was lost in the World Trade Center attacks. A commodities broker at Carr Futures in Tower One, Gallo went to the office Sept. 11 to cover for a co-worker, despite his wife's pleas for him to take some extra time off.

The night before, the Gallos, of Maspeth, had visited their parents. Everyone commented on how happy they looked. "We were just at our peak of happiness," his wife said.

Though they had attended the same high school in Queens, the two were only acquaintances in their graduating class of 700 students. They later met at a birthday party for a mutual friend, dated and married in 1995.

They did everything together-chores, exercising and their favorite pastime, traveling. They had visited Gallo's extended family in Teggiano, Italy; they honeymooned in Hawaii, and they went to San Lucia, the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

On their recent vacation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, they had planned to renew their vows, but it was too late to make the arrangements. Instead they entered a "newlywed" contest and took the first-place prize of Jamaican coffee and rum. They called each other "Munchkin" and acted mushy in public. And they agreed on names for their future children: Christian for a boy and Julia for a girl.

-- Nedra Rhone (Newsday)

http://www.9-11heroes.us/v/Cono_E_Gallo.php

Cono was a great man. He was the kind of guy who could put anyone at ease in just about any situation. The thing I remember most about my friend was his smile. He seemed to never be without it. He is and will be sorely missed by everyone he knew. Cono and I used to drive the same route to the train station in the morning. He was going to school with another friend, Chris, and I was driving my future wife to work. If there ever was a day when the traffic was real heavy, he would see me and then offer to drive my fiance the rest of the way so I wouldn't be late for work too. Just the little things like that made him special. When I had my oldest daughter christened, Cono's family opened their restaurant which was normally closed on Sunday, strictly for my family. We had the best time. Thank you Cono. I count myself lucky for knowing you, even though it was for a short time. You are remembered and sorely missed.

*** Posted by Tim, Lisa, Rebecca, Erica and Alyssa Sullivan on 2006-04-01 ***


Other Links:
http://www.unitedinmemory.net/quilt.php?quilt=1083
http://terroristattack.com/messages.php?id=1001
http://www.calyonfinancial.com/about/wtc_colleagues.html
Michelle Malkin remembers Giovanna Porras
Wizbang! Extensive Coverage
http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=2915:
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September 7, 2006

Whiny Digg User Takes His Ball and Goes Home

According to a post at NeoThoughts the #1 Digg user X-P9 had a whiny fit after Digg founder Kevin Rose posted a reply to the current kerfuffle about Digg users who manipulate Digg to get the most stories promoted to the front page. (notice that each of those previous links is different) The whiny punk opines:

Dear Mr. Rose: So all of a sudden, my use of the BUILT-IN functionality of Digg amounts to gaming? --snip-- As a direct result of your blog this evening. I will no longer no supporting Digg going forward. I bequeath my measly number one position to whoever wants to reign.

Measley indeed ... Look dude ... you got back exactly what you were paid ... nothing. Digg is intended as a casual website where people can post random stuff they find, others can rate it, and if it gets enough support, it gets highlighted. Nobody asked you to spend endless amounts of time and go out and submit over 1500 links, of which 688 were eventually promoted to the front-page through your network of friends and cronies. You've missed the point dude, and nobody feels sorry for you. If you think you're so bad-ass at finding stuff people are interested in, go setup your own Digg, Fark, or whatever you want to call it, and put Mr. Rose out of business the capitalist way by beating him at his own game. Other than that ... STFU and go away. Thanks for playing!

September 6, 2006

Big Speech From President Bush

President Bush just finished another speech about the GWOT and revealed a few bombshells:

* The secret CIA detainee program is real, and is lawful
* Several key people involved in 9/11, USS Cole, and African Embassy attacks having been previously held by the CIA have now been transferred to Gitmo
* CIA program and associated interrogations have help stop several terror plots in the US and UK
* All CIA detainees have either been released back to their home countries for prosecution, transferred to Gitmo, or released. (Fox News just reported that 14 high-value suspects have been transferred to Gitmo from the CIA program)
* CIA program will remain in place for future detaining
* President Bush has not authorized torture, will not authorize torture, and does not support it. (Referred to McCain ammendment #1977)
* The US Army is issuing new field manuals today to interrogators with new interrogation rules
* Called on Congress to enact law to protect interrogators from Geneva Convention article 3 lawsuits, specifically authorize interrogators under article 3, and define legal interrogation techniques

Additional coverage over at Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, LGF, Wizbang!, and Protein Wisdom.

I'm waiting for a transacript to go up, and when I find it, I'll post an update.

UPDATE: Full transcript up on The White House Website