Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Down, But Not Out

Katrina out a beat down on the Big Easy all of yesterday, and the repercussions of it can be seen now as most of the lower part of Louisiana is under water. And even though the storm is very weakened, its ruminants are bearing down on Pulaski, where I work. Coming to work this morning it was starting to pick up wind wise, and last night while I was comfortably in my apartment, I looked out to see the wind blowing the rain UP the roof of the buildings. It was similar to when Hurricane Andrew's leftovers hit TN back on the day. But as of now, here's where Katrina is.

Pictures of the aftermath:
An oil rig from the gulf gets trapped under a bridge in Mobile.
Bourbon Street is a mess.
The Super Dome looks terrible
Katrina cutting through TN

Monday, August 29, 2005

I'd Kind of Rather Make Fun of Cindy Than Read This

A doggie love motel? Do they have hourly rates?

Linked on: GOP and the City

Friday, August 26, 2005

Ice Cream Gifts

I just recently found that Ben Cohen is helping Cindy Sheehan by footing the bill for her vigil outside of the President's ranch in Crawford, TX. Does the name sound familiar? That's because he's a co-founder of ice cream sensation, Ben & Jerry's. He has a nonprofit advocacy group called TrueMajority that helps to pay the bills, reportedly about $70,000. I know for me at least it will be a long while before I buy another pint of Chunky Monkey, or Phish Food.

Other people who are supporting her:
Of course Moveon.org would
Fenton Communications
Rev. Al Sharpton
Care to join me in finding ice cream bliss elsewhere?

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Back On Top

The Cardinals are back at home on top of Major League Baseball. At 79-46, they are 2 games ahead of the runner up Chi-Sox, and 10 games ahead of the most expensive team in baseball, the Yankees. I'll admit last year I was disappointed at losing to the Red Sox, but when a team like that is on the roll, they can't be stopped. Hopefully the guys holding the World Series Champion Trophy, will be from the west banks of the Mighty Mississippi.

UPDATE: St. Louis was voted the best place for Major League Baseball, and 19th best overall for sports (first in 2000). Boston got the best overall picks b/c of the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and the Red Sox. You can find the full list of cities here. Past cities have been, Boston again, LA, New York, and Detroit. Pine Bluff, Arkansas got the award for worst sports city.

Friday, August 19, 2005

The Latest Russian Fashions

GOP and the City has it's weekly Caption Contest going on. This week, Russian Air Force Fashion

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Vigils in Crawford

You know, I was listening to the radio this morning on my 10 minute drive to work this morning and the hosts were discussing how it's very disrespectful what they're doing there in Crawford, TX. These are people protesting the president, but also protesting the military, and the thing that bothers me is the fact that if it weren't for our military and what they do, those people wouldn't have the right to protest. And now those people are holding candle light vigils.


This poor guy reminds me of a South Park episode I saw one time where a horde of hippies infested the town and it blew up to a full blown hippie fest. I wonder how many of the protesters I could lead away with a joint tied to a stick...Speaking of drugs, 2 police officers in Putnam County (Where I was attending college) were charged with drug trafficking and giving false reports to the FBI. The sting was said to have been in operation for many years.

hippie fest

In other news, an Ohio Governor is trying to settle a lawsuit where he took $5,800 in gifts over the course of four years. It seems there's a crack-down on ethics in politics, especially since the Tennessee Waltz issue where one state senator John Ford took over $40,000 and threatened on multiple times to kill FBI Agents.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Hold Out Your Hands, Get Handcuffs

That's what they may start doing in Atlanta now. A new bill is going into legislature that could make it illegal to beg for food or money outside museums and other important buildings in the downtown area. The punishments for getting caught are a warning the first time, a referral to a city resource center on the second, and a possible one month jail sentence on the third offense. The thing is that people are protesting this bill, saying that it bars free speech because of the fact that you are asking for it. Now tell me if I'm wrong but won't some smart homeless people try to get caught? I mean think about it, where would you rather live? On a street corner, poor, starving and cold, or would you rather get busted for this 3 times, and get a one month free stay at the local prison where you would have free food, a bed, and a toilet that flushes. Now granted it's not a free one month at the Marriott, but it's better than a city side walk, or a park bench.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

What Is This Junk?

I looked at the paper this morning in the Sunday issues section and was greeted by this editorial cartoon from the Miami Herald.

It showed President Bush riding two giant pigs one with Energy Bill on it, and the other one had the Highway Bill. And on those pigs were what was supposed to be blue 1st place ribbons and the caption on it was "President proudly touts his recent legislative victories." I stood there for a moment not believing what I was seeing before me. I could not believe that this ignorant fool didn't care to mention the fact the Dems have been stopping every effort the Bush Administration has been trying to put forth.

So in response, here's my own cartoon for the situation. Please excuse the lack of artistic skills.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Smoking Takes Another Life..

Pause about 1 and a half minutes and some one else will too, and so on and so on. This time it was different. This time it was famed reporter Peter Jennings who died at the age of 67 from lung cancer caused by a life of smoking. Granted picking up that first cigarette is a choice you make, it still bothers me that something that dangerous is left as it is and not restricted more. To find out more about the harmful affects and ingredients in cigarettes, just look for the truth.

Personally, I've never so much as thought about accepting an offer to smoke. There are too many people who are close to me that smoke or have smoked to not see the affects.

Friday, August 05, 2005

The Truth About Hillary (and other news)

There's a new book that just came out called The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go To Become President. In the book it describes how she knew about all the affairs that Slick Willy was getting into, and had people there watching him at all times. The author was on Fox News this morning on Fox and Friends stating how now he's at it more than ever. It's apparently a well known fact that his car constantly stays at another woman's house almost every night, then returns home the next day. And all the bad reviews of the book are saying, "Oh, this book is full of lies, but during the interview he himself stated that he is a liberal. He may not be the looney left that Hillary is, but certainly he's not right winger.

On a side note about Judge Roberts, the attacks on him have gone so far as to the Washington Post Fashion Editor giving his wife and kids a bad fashion critique. I mean seriously, are you THAT desperate to get at the president's decisions?

More adds:
The NARAL hosted a "Screw Abstinence Party" not too long ago. This was from the organization that is supposedly for school teachings of all forms of B.C. from condoms, to the pill/patch, to abstinence. Now they are deciding to try to tell people that there are no kids out there that are going to just say no and go without sex until they're married. That logic of thinking is just absurd. Where I attend school there's probably at least a 25% abstinence rate among unwed students, probably more. The reason is good old fashioned morals.

The ACLU is making every effort to allow possible terrorists into the country, and into our transit systems that they want to destroy. Want some proof? Here are some points from Talking Points from the O'Reilly Factor Thursday night.

  • Opposes floating wire taps (similar to the ones used on Narcotics criminals)
  • Opposed military tribunals for not suspected, but KNOWN, CAPTURED terrorists
  • Wants more Abu Ghraib pictures released even though it has been shown to increase Al Queda recruitment
  • Sued to stop NY state from joining MATRIX the Multistate Antiterrorism Information Exchange