Thursday, June 30, 2005

What's holding you back from making your first million?

Mark Victor Hansen stopped by The PC Show, to answer that question, today.

From Publishers Weekly
Chicken Soup coeditor Hansen and business writer Allen (Nothing Down) promote the idea that ultimate success is achieved through four key wealth codes: the Destiny Code (discovering your place in the universe); the Prism Code (finding the path to success); the Angel Code (building the right team); and the Star Code (finding the right customers). The codes form the basis of the chapters that follow, which specify how exactly to crack each one and to create an ultimate life's work. There is some useful advice, mainly on assembling the right support system, maximizing the potential of ideas and giving back. Unfortunately, these core concepts are made unnecessarily complex by a byzantine system of related buzzwords (Serendestiny, hundredfolding). The pace is further slowed by intermittent word puzzles that repeat key adages and by inspirational quotations at the perimeter of each page. Still, there's more than enough to inspire readers to make the connection between personal passion and wealth potential.

I'm on The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News at 8:00PM ET.

I'm on with Herb Cohen, Mark Lunsford's attorney, we'll be discussing the latest developments in the Jessica Lunsford case. Including the release Couey's confession on CD.

Watch the video HERE.

Hat Tip to Ian Schwartz at

Justice David Souter gets his "Just Dessert"

Claim Made to Seize Supreme Court Justice Souter's Home After Court Ruling

After the Supreme Court ruling last week that allowed local governments to seize private property to be used for private development because it would benefit a community, a proposal has been made to take over Justice David Souter's New Hampshire farmhouse and turn in into a hotel, the Associated Press reports.

The proposal has come in a letter from California resident Logan Darrow Clements, the CEO of Freestar Media, which claims to fight, quote, "abusive" government through a website and cable show. In a letter to town officials in Weare, New Hampshire, Clements wrote, "The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare." He called the project the "Lost Liberty Hotel," and said it would have a dining room called the "Just Desserts Cafe" and a museum focused on, quote, "the loss of freedom in America."

If Weare's five-member board of selectmen approve the hotel project, zoning laws would have to be changed and hotel would have to get approval from the planning board. The farmhouse belonging to Souter, a longtime resident of Weare, is assessed at just over $100,000.

In the 5-4 Supreme Court decision Clements is angry about, the majority justices, including Souter, found that the city of New London, Connecticut, could take over private property to make way for a hotel and convention center. They found the Fifth Amendment power of eminent domain, which allows the government to take private property if the land is for public use, applied in this private use circumstance because it would better the community, bringing in more jobs and revenue.

'Today' show's wedding open to 'gays'

WorldNetDaily is reporting...

Amid pressure from homosexual-rights activists, NBC's "Today" show is opening its annual wedding contest to same-sex couples.

The old rules specified each couple must consist of a male and a female, but gender references have been dropped, according to NBC spokeswoman Allison Gollust.

The aim of the event, now in its sixth year, is to have the winning couple get legally married on the show.

"Today" is "not taking a stand for or against same-sex marriage," Gollust said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We're just clarifying the rules based on new developments in the law. Anyone who can legally get married should be able to participate." Read the rest of the article HERE.

MEXICO CITY � The Mexican government has issued postage stamps depicting an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin, just weeks after remarks by President Vicente Fox angered U.S. blacks.
The series of five stamps released Wednesday depicts a hapless boy drawn with exaggerated features, thick lips and wide-open eyes. His appearance, speech and mannerisms are the subject of kidding by white characters in the comic book, which started in the 1940s and is still published in Mexico.
Activists criticized the stamps as offensive, though officials denied it.
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Somebody tell Mexico it's 2005 not 1935.
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Audio of Couey confession released in Jessica Lunsford murder: “I buried her alive.”

Tampa Bay's 10 News is reporting...

Brooksville, Florida - Prosecutors released an audio disc containing the March 18th confession of John Couey. It’s difficult to hear the words of Couey, without the smiling face of Jessica Lunsford popping into your head. Couey is accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering the 9-year-old Citrus County girl.

Read the rest of the story and see the video report HERE.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The China Threat!

Over the weekend, the Washington Times reported that Pentagon officials fear China is ramping up for a full-scale invasion of Taiwan in two years. This could provoke war with the U.S. since U.S. policy is to defend Taiwan.

Word also came this weekend that China wants to buy a major U.S. oil company, Unocal, to meet its growing energy needs. Already gasoline in America is at $60/barrel, which many attribute partly to growing demand from China.

Should Americans be alarmed at what China is doing? Is a possible showdown with China in the offing?

Jed Babbin, former Deputy Asst Sec of Defense and Contributing Editor of, stopped by the show this morning to talk about China.

Check out this related story...
China's decision to open up massive bomb shelters to the public, ostensibly to provide a respite from summer heat, has U.S. intelligence analysts concerned about a possible strategic deception by Beijing.

Nationally syndicated talk show host and Fox News contributor Mike Gallagher stops by The PC Show to talk about his new book. Check out Mike's website HERE.
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Couey housemates aren't in clear yet

A lawyer(Bill Grant) appears on The O'Reilly Factor to say time has run out on prosecutors, but Chief Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway says not exactly. Read the rest of the St. Pete Times Article HERE.

Check out this interesting tidbit.
Ridgway said Grant worked as an assistant state attorney in King's office from 2003 to 2004. During his time at the office, Grant worked as a misdemeanor prosecutor, Ridgway said.

Grant resigned from the office after an incident at the Inverness Huddle House restaurant, according to letters between Brad King and a witness.

Witnesses said Grant quarreled with a waiter about a bill.

"Mr. Grant's behavior is an embarrassment to me, and the other employees of my office," King wrote in a letter to a woman who witnessed the argument.

And how about this nice shot.
Ridgway said he doesn't put much faith in the legal analysis of many of O'Reilly's guests.

"If you're interested in learning criminal procedure... you'd be better off watching episodes of Law and Order than the experts that Bill O'Reilly brings on," he said.

Bill Grant points the finger at Sheriff Dawsy in The St. Pete Times.

Sheriff's action, not legislators', was off base in Lunsford case.

Let the halls of the nation's capitol ring any time one of our children are murdered, let members of Congress decry the violence put upon the most sacred of humanity.

The defenseless child deserves the attention of every member of Congress, every state legislator and every other elected official who in any way can affect the outcome of the person or persons responsible for harming a child. Let the media rage with indignities and incite the public and elected officials to lawful action.

Bill O'Reilly and other national media outlets have focused on the murder of Jessica Lunsford. The attention is productive and positive. The national and state attention has created state legislation, now the law of Florida, and new local processes, and even federal legislation is on the horizon for sexual predators. This is good; and, credit is due state Sen. Nancy Argenziano and state Rep. Charlie Dean for carrying this legislative torch to the finish line and to U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite.

However, criticisms levied against Brown-Waite by the Citrus Times and Sheriff Jeff Dawsy are disgusting examples of the need to criticize those who join with an angry public because three actors in the murder of a child are going free.

The parallel drawn by the Times that Brown-Waite is somehow in the mud with Couey is false, capricious and utterly devoid of rational thought. Our representative decries the violence perpetrated on Jessica Lunsford and vicariously to every family in our nation. Our representative challenges the decision made by local officials and she is automatically condemned, on what basis? By accepting the argument of the very people she criticizes? Does the Times expect those folks to be objective? Brown-Waite did in fact have conversations with Paul Perez, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, and his office.

Sheriff Jeff Dawsy blew it! The facts as they relate to the Florida statutes, the law: On March 19, Dorothy Dixon, Madie Secord and Matthew Dittrich were arrested by deputies of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. Why? It was amateur hour at the Sheriff's Office. I believe because of external pressures from the very same national press he now decries as missing the boat.

Dawsy could have waited to make the arrest and the state attorney would have had two years to make a misdemeanor case against the defendants or four years or more to make a felony case against the defendants before the statute of limitations expired (Florida Statute 775.15). Under the law, when the three were arrested, speedy trial (Florida Rules of Crime Procedure 3.91) immediately began to run and the longer time periods under the statute of limitations no longer applied. Specifically, because the sheriff made an arrest, the state of Florida then only had 90 days to bring the defendants to trial for a misdemeanor or the state is forever barred from prosecuting a misdemeanor charge.

It also means that the state has only 175 days to bring the defendants to trial for a felony or the state is forever barred from prosecuting them for a felony; that date is Sept. 10.

Dawsy blew it! He could have very easily taken what he had to Brad King or Rich Buxman at the prosecutor's office and discussed the case and received a legal opinion before an arrest was made. If it was determined at that point additional investigation was needed to make a case, further investigation could have been done to make a case against the three people at issue.

If our sheriff, who claims folks are honored to be arrested by him, had paid attention to the simple details - you know, the laws of Florida - maybe the outcome would/could have been a little different.

The Times' hook, line and sinker approach from the sheriff's tales of fantasy pales in comparison to the brave legislators who took issue with the death of a child and are braving the criticism of an uninformed local newspaper. God bless Ginny Brown-Waite and Bill O'Reilly and all of those who stand fast and ready to defend the memory of a child whose life was taken and desire to hold all of the actors for her murder accountable.

-- William J. Grant, Inverness

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Mother sets fire to her daughter's gloating rapist

A Spanish mother has taken revenge on the man who raped her 13-year-old daughter at knifepoint by dousing him in petrol and setting him alight. He died of his injuries in hospital on Friday.

I don't condone this approach, but I understand it!

Does Islam teach that it's O.K. to lie in certain circumstances?

“Thanks to your democratic laws we will invade you; thanks to our religious laws, we will dominate you.”

Islamic Cleric: Archbishop of Izmir

Like most religions, Islam in general, forbids lying. The Quran says, “Truly, Allah does not guide one who transgresses and lies.” Surah 40:28. In another authoritative book, called the Hadith, Mohammed was also quoted as saying the following: “Be honest because honesty leads to goodness, and goodness leads to Paradise. Beware of falsehood because it leads to immorality, and immorality leads to Hell.”

However, unlike most religions, within Islam there are certain provisions under which lying and deceiving is not simply tolerated, but actually encouraged. In his book “The spirit of Islam,” Afif A. Tabbarah writes in page 247, “Lying is not always bad, to be sure; there are times when telling a lie is more profitable and better for the general welfare, and for the settlement of conciliation among people, than telling the truth. “

An example of Islamic deception is that Muslim activists always quote the passages of the Qu’ran from the early part of Mohammed's ministry while living in Mecca. These texts are peaceful and exemplify tolerance towards those that are not followers of Islam. All the while, they are fully aware that most of these passages were abrogated (cancelled and replaced) by passages that came after he migrated to Medina. The replacement verses reflect prejudice, intolerance, and endorse violence upon unbelievers.

It is imperative to understand, that Muslim leaders can use this loop-hole in their religion, to absolve them from any permanent commitment. It is also important to know that what Muslim activists say to spread Islam may not always be the whole truth. When dealing with Muslims, what they say is not the issue. The real issue is what they actually mean in their hearts.


The Islamic principle of lying for the sake of Allah. Falsehoods told to prevent denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned by the Qur'an, including lying under penalty of perjury in testimony before the United States Congress, lying or making distorted statements to the media such as claiming that Islam is a religion of peace, and deceiving fellow Muslims when the one lying has deemed them to be apostates. The word literally means to protect or guard against and conveys the principle that Muslims are permitted to lie as a preventative measure to protect themselves and Islam, especially in life or liberty threatening circumstances. It is important that the Muslim does not mean it in his heart, however. The concept of Al-Takeyya is based on the following verse in the Qu’ran:

Let not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers; if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah, except by way of prevention that ye may guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you to remember Himself for the final goal is to Allah. Surah 3:28

Further, the concept of Al Takeyya permits behavior of a Muslim that is contrary to his faith if pretending to befriend infidels, and may:

Consume alcohol
Skip prayers
Skip fasting during the month of Ramadan
Renounce his belief in Allah
Pray to another diety in place of Allah
Lie under oath

The Hadith
One of Mohammed’s daughters (Umm Kalthoum) stated that she never heard him condone or promote lying except under three specific situations:

To reconcile the people of Islam;
In times of war against the infidels;
To a spouse to keep harmony within a family.

Good Sources:

Hat Tip to Doug Hagmann from The Northeast Intelligence Network for providing this info.

Debbie does The PC Show.

Morgan Spurlock's Supersized Islamist BS
By Debbie Schlussel

Morgan Spurlock got famous from his Oscar-nominated documentary, "Supersize Me." He ingested supersized McDonald's meals three times a day for thirty days, then blamed McDonald's for his changed physique and health.

Now, he's using his thirty-day premise to get Americans to ingest his bloated version of radical Islam on cable's F/X Network.
Read the rest HERE.

Are we winning the War in Iraq? Only one in 3 Americans say yes!

USA Today reporting...

Poll points to increasing doubts on war's progress, Bush's reasons

WASHINGTON — President Bush delivers a prime-time address tonight to a public that is increasingly doubtful of his justifications for going to war in Iraq and wants a timetable set for U.S. troops to come home — a step Bush has ruled out.

Just one in three Americans now say the United States and its allies are winning the war, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday. That is a new low, down 9 percentage points since February. Half say neither side is winning.

Bush will try to reassure Americans and rally support in a televised speech at 8 p.m. ET from Fort Bragg in North Carolina, home of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He is marking the first anniversary of the transfer of power from the U.S.-led coalition to an Iraqi government. Read the rest HERE.

By a record 61%-37%, those surveyed say the president doesn't have a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq.

51% want a timetable set and followed for removing troops from Iraq regardless of the situation there. There is also growing skepticism about the president's core argument that the Iraq war is a crucial part of protecting Americans from terrorists.

A stunning admission by the St. Pete Times!

Mistake in Couey case
A Times Editorial
Published June 28, 2005

Among the troubling questions concerning the Jessica Lunsford murder investigation is whether detectives violated the constitutional rights of John Couey, the Homosassa man accused of abducting and killing his 9-year-old neighbor, by not providing him with a lawyer after he repeatedly requested one during his interrogation. Read the entire article HERE.
I believe they call this "pulling a 180". Even the St. Pete Times can no longer defend the indefensible.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Brigitte Gabriel joined me this morning to talk about the Arab Muslim world and how they view torture

Brigitte Gabriel is the former news anchor of World News for Middle East television, and now a Contributing Editor of and the founder of a child, Gabriel's own home was destroyed by radical islamists because she was a Christian. She spent 2 1/2 months in the hospital and then lived under the ground for 7 years with no electricity and little food. THEN she rose to become a news anchor, and then to the States where she's a true American success story - has her own business, two American kids, etc.

By Brigitte Gabriel

Torture is accepted and even expected in the Arab world. Yes, I know what you're thinking-that's not politically correct in most mainstream media. And you know some nice Arabs who have immigrated to America. But it's the truth in the Arab world. Might makes right. Real men don't eat quiche. They prove their manhood by the way they treat their enemy. After all it's what Muhammad did to the unbelievers - Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians in the Quran - the holy book allegedly mishandled in Guantanamo prison.

Arab Muslim men gain honor by shaming, belittling, abusing and torturing their enemy in the most horrific ways. Just look at how the Palestinians treat so-called collaborators by disemboweling them and hanging them upside down in Manger Square in Bethlehem. Look at the terrorist torture chambers that the coalition forces recently uncovered in Iraq.

When people refer to the prisons of Saddam Hussein and his regime they think he is the extreme exception. Not! The truth is his torture tactics are quite the norm in the Arab world. If you want to see torture that is beyond what any Westerner can ever imagine please go to Yes, you read it right, impalement. You'll get a glimpse of what the Arabs do to their own people.

As someone who came from the Arab world and knows how they think, it frustrates me to see self-appointed righteous minded politicians and media pundits oblivious to Arabic culture and thinking, criticizing America's actions at Guantanamo. These are a bunch of al Qaeda jihadists who were captured while bent on killing us - the kaffirs or unbelievers. They laugh watching our government bend over backwards, forwards and sideways trying to appease the critics. The more we stumble over ourselves questioning our goals and tactics, the more they think we are weak and easy to defeat.

They smirk because they believe that Americans have demonstrated how stupid and weak they are by caving in to stories about maltreatment of Guantanamo detainees. They are watching our critics in this country and counting on them to embolden the radical Islamic cause and weaken our resolve.

Actually, Gitmo is a joke as far as the Arabs are concerned. Prison? You call that a prison? Let me tell you what some of the prisoners call Guantanamo, ?Al muntazah al-dini lilmujaheden al Muslimin," The Religious Resort for Islamic Militants.

They are given three halal meals a day in accordance to their religious dictates. How many kosher prisons are there in the Arabic world? None. Jews captured in the Arab world are butchered like those obscene pictures taken in Ramallah during the frenzied slaughter of two Israeli reservists who got lost. Remember the Palestinian man holding his red, Jewish blood dripping hands, high above his head in victory? Remember Nick Berg's head being held high also?

Most of these detainees never had three meals a day in their entire life. They are gaining weight, and are living in what they refer to in Arabic as "Al-Jannah," paradise. They have radio, television, soccer games, air-conditioning, clean clothes, servants, meaning American GIs, who wait on them hand and foot. They have Islamic chaplains and handed Qurans, the social hate guide against Infidels, by people so concerned as not to offend that they wear latex gloves and carry the book with two hands.

Many Muslims in the Middle East would gladly give up their poverty, dictatorial governments, corrupt leaders and social bondage to enjoy the relative luxuries Guantanamo offers. They have free medical care, better than millions of uninsured Americans and our military men and women serving on the jihadists' battlefield. Some of them who couldn't afford to see an optometrist now have glasses and can see and read their Quran. Others who never had the opportunity to see a dentist now have a free dental plan. It has become such a joke; we even stop interrogations to let them take prayer breaks demanded by their religion.

As an Arab, I can tell you that Illinois Democratic Senator Richard Durbin is aiding and abetting the goals and strategy of Islamic jihadists who have declared war on the United States. Where was Durbin's comparison to the Nazis when we found the torture chambers in Iraq? Where was Durbin's comparison to Soviet gulags when we found the hundreds of thousands of bodies in Saddam's mass graves?

Where was Durbin's head when he compared prisoners captured on the field of battle to the internment of Japanese American civilians during WWII? OK, apologize to unarmed citizens, not fighters with weapons in their hands. Where was Durbin when he compared Gitmo and Abu Ghraib to the industry of death that murdered 6 million Jewish men, women and children during WWII? If anything his heart and mind were in the jihadists terrorists' camp. If you see what story is being downloaded and shared by viewers of the al Jazeera web site you will find the story on Durbin's comments the winner.

If I were an Islamic terrorist I would be thanking Durbin and forwarding his views to all my fellow fanatics. His reckless comments fuel the fanatic frenzied jihadists, motivating them to blow themselves up in the midst of innocent civilians, savagely cut the heads of helpless hostages and devote themselves to killing the infidel who could be your neighbor stationed in Iraq. Just like the Qu?ran says they should.

Dick Durbin is an unwitting champion of Islamic radical fundamentalists. His comments should be known from this day forward as a "Durbinization" of the facts. To demonize something grossly out of proportion to what the enemy is doing is to Durbinize. Gitmo and Abu Ghraib have been Durbinized and the Arab world loves it. They laugh at Durbin because he?s supporting their belief in the destruction of our country and civilization.

The shame is Durbin doesn?t have a clue as to what he?s done. As far as he's concerned, he did the right thing for the Islamic radical detainees living high on the proverbial hog in Gitmo. What he really did was made them laugh. Laugh at us for being fools and not ?real men.? Now it's time to see if the voters in Illinois and his fellow members of Congress are men and women enough to tell the Moslem world Durbin isn't our real man.

Crazy!!! The latest on Jennifer Willbanks "The Run Away Bride"

Her twin brother Matthew drops the goods on her in the NY Post. Check out these gems...

The fruit never falls far from the tree. Jennifer's Mommy ran away from Daddy when she was just 6. She learned early to run away from problems.

That bug-eyed look was surgically produced.

She passed herself off as a nurse despite the fact that she never graduated from college.

Ex-boyfriends talk about this psycho, she is Glenn Close from Fatal Attraction.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

This ought to get your blood boiling!

CNSNews is reporting...

Islamic Group Calls for Use of Koran to Take Oath - An Islamic civil rights and advocacy group is calling on North Carolina judges to allow people to use the Koran when taking an oath, saying the use of the Bible exclusively represents "an inappropriate state endorsement of religion."

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Brad King Breaks His Silence!

You've got to check out his long winded explanation in The St. Petersburg Times...

The case against charging Couey's housemates
Editor's note: This guest column by State Attorney Brad King is in response to criticism his office has received for not pursuing charges against three housemates of John Couey, who has been charged in the abduction, sexual assault and murder of Jessica Lunsford.

As state attorney, I have more facts at my disposal than are known to the public or to the media and this knowledge resulted in my decision not to charge Dorothy Marie Dixon, John Couey's sister; her boyfriend, Matthew Dittrich; or Maddie Secord, Couey's niece. Read the rest of the article HERE.

Is it just me or does he come off sounding a little condescending? After doing his Church Lady superiority dance he proceeds to tell us Couey's testimony can't be believed with one exception.

If any of the three trailer occupants were to be prosecuted on the basis of Couey's claim that Jessica was alive for any period of time, it would require that Couey appear and testify on behalf of the state of Florida. But it is significant that in Couey's statement he says repeatedly that none of the others knew that Jessica was in the trailer.

King conveniently makes no mention of the jar of urine found in Couey's closet.

He next goes on to totally misrepresent O'Reilly's position. I've been on The O'Reilly Factor six times talking about this case, I watch his show every night, never once have I heard him say he doesn't want the Death Penalty for Couey.

Some people, like Mr. O'Reilly (TV show host Bill O'Reilly of The O'Reilly Factor) do not believe that Couey's crime warrants the death penalty. Those people may not object to me making a deal with Couey to obtain this testimony. I, on the other hand, fully intend to seek the death penalty for John Couey, and will not compromise that prosecution in order to have Couey testify, especially when his uncorroborated testimony is so suspect.

Here's the bottom line finally his explanation as to why he won't prosecute the three trailer occupants.

During the prosecution of Couey there will be two occasions when we may have to rely upon Dixon, Dittrich or Secord to provide us with critical testimony. Their cooperation, and testimony, may prove necessary to convict Couey. They have promised that cooperation and have given it to us so far. No agreement was made with them in order to obtain this cooperation; they have offered it freely and voluntarily.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Jury may not hear Couey's claims

Officers say he admitted killing Jessica Lunsford, but a possible misstep could keep it out of court.

INVERNESS - Now that John Couey's detailed confession in the killing of Jessica Lunsford has been made public, the question is whether a jury will ever hear it.

Legal experts say the statements may not hold up in court because Couey asked for an attorney and didn't get one.

"The potential for this issue to be explosive and determinative is clearly present," said J. Larry Hart, a former prosecutor who is now a criminal defense attorney in New Port Richey. "It's very problematic for the prosecution."

Whether the confession can be used in court is among several issues that surfaced this week when prosecutors released transcripts of Couey's interviews with investigators. The statements also renewed questions about how long Jessica was kept alive after abduction, and why prosecutors didn't file charges against Couey's housemates.

Listeners of The Pat Campbell Show knew about this weeks ago.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Allstate terminates manager over homosexuality column

On own time, man posted anti-'gay' article insurance giant says didn't reflect its values is reporting...

A former manager with Allstate has sued the insurance giant, alleging the company, which financially supports homosexual advocacy groups, fired him solely because he wrote a column posted on several websites that was critical of same-sex marriage and espoused his Christian beliefs.

J. Matt Barber was a manager in Allstate's Corporate Security Division, its investigative arm, at the Fortune 100 company's headquarters in Northbrook, Ill. Besides working for the insurance provider, Barber was and is a professional heavyweight boxer, a jazz drummer and a Web commentator. His columns have appeared on, and others.

Though the column in question was written and posted in December, it wasn't until Jan. 31 that Barber was called into a meeting with two Human Resources officials, one of whom Barber says "slapped down" a printed copy of the column in front of him and asked if he had written it. Read the rest HERE.


What You Write In Your Blog Could Get You Fired

USA Today reported Wednesday (June 15th) that a growing number of people who write Web logs, known as blogs, are being fired because of their work-related comments, pictures, and opinions.

More than eight million Americans have created blogs -- personal websites that mix frank commentary, journalism, and freewheeling opinions -- and 32 million Americans read them, a 58% jump from a year ago. The increase in writers and readers means that an inside joke or picture can more easily find its way onto the screen of someone who may not appreciate the content, and the number of people being fired for their indiscretions is rising. Peter Whitney lost his job at Wells Fargo because he criticized fellow employees in his blog, while Delta Air Lines flight attendant Ellen Simonetti had her wings clipped because she posted seductive shots of herself in her uniform on a plane.

While some companies see in blogging only the potential for personal attacks, embarrassment, or loss of trade secrets, others, such as Microsoft, see it as free publicity and a way for employees to contact customers and clients. But both bloggers and companies agree that blogging is too much of a gray area right now, and that companies need to write formal rules to let employees know what is allowed.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Ted Kennedy continues to be a source of national embarrassment.

The world's most infamous drunk driver and unconvicted killer Ted Kennedy & former Klans man Robert Byrd lecture Rummy on the war in Iraq.

But Rumsfeld came in for sharp criticism from several Democrats who accused him and the administration of mismanaging the war in Iraq and of deceiving the American public about its purpose and costs.

One of those critics, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., bluntly told Rumsfeld that he had bungled the war effort and should quit.

"Secretary Rumsfeld, you know we are in serious trouble in Iraq," Kennedy said. "And this war has been consistently and grossly mismanaged. And we are now in a seemingly intractable quagmire. Our troops are dying, and there really is no end in sight.

"There have been a series of gross errors and mistakes," Kennedy continued. "Those were on your watch. Isn't it time for you to resign?"

"Senator," Rumsfeld replied. "I've offered my resignation to the president twice, and he has decided that he would prefer that he not accept it, and that's his call."

Another Democrat, Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, told Rumsfeld to stop lecturing the committee and "get off your high horse when you come up here."

Rummy doesn't take crap from anyone. He shut him down hard! Would someone please ask Kennedy what his strategy for fighting terrorism is, he doesn't have one!

House Won't Cut Public Broadcasting Funds.

Big Bird and National Public Radio won a reprieve Thursday as the House restored $100 million that had been proposed as a budget cut for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The 284-140 vote demonstrated the enduring political strength of public broadcasting, whose supporters rallied behind popular programs such as "Sesame Street,""Postcards From Buster" and "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer."

The Public Broadcasting Service undertook a high-profile campaign to rescind the proposed cut. Lawmakers were flooded with letters and phone calls.

One word comes to mind, gutless!

Karl Rove Owes Nobody An Apology. He spoke the truth!

Rove, in a speech Wednesday evening to the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, said, "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Conservatives, he said, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
He added that groups linked to the Democratic Party made the mistake of calling for "moderation and restraint" after the terrorist attacks.

Tell Hillary, and the others calling for his resignation, to go pound salt!

**BREAKING NEWS*** on the Lunsford case

Couey: Police came to home while missing girl still alive

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Jessica Lunsford was buried alive in garbage bags after investigators missed a chance to save the 9-year-old when they visited the house where a convicted sex offender was keeping her in a closet, according to documents released Thursday.

John Couey, who is charged with her murder, rape and kidnapping, told detectives that he kept Jessica alive for three days, during which investigators came to the trailer home where he was hiding her, just 150 yards from the Lunsford home.

Investigators never searched inside, Couey said. Sheriff's officials with Citrus County, where Jessica lived and was killed, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Couey, 46, told detectives he fed the girl for three days until he buried her, alive and conscious, in garbage bags in the middle of the night. A medical examiner said she suffocated; investigators said her hands had been tied with stereo wire and two of her fingers poked through the bags.

"She was alive. I buried her alive. Like, it's stupid, but she suffered," he told police.

Asked why he did it, Couey told investigators: "I got scared. I didn't know what to do. ... I guess I didn't want to go to prison. But I'll go anyway. I deserve it."

Skewed Priorities!

Lunsford Act perplexes school officials

No one wants sexual offenders or predators on school campuses, but how far will schools have to go to comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act?

The intent of the Lunsford Act came into question at a Citrus County School Board workshop Wednesday, as staff presented the district's background check policies and costs.

While the Lunsford Act mainly focuses on punishment and tracking of sexual offenders and predators, provisions of the law require school districts ensure any vendor, individual, or entity under contract with the school board to meet level two security requirements.

To meet level-two requirements, an FBI and expunged/sealed records check must be done at a cost of $61 for each person.

This is priceless! These people are more worried about money and inconvenience than their children's safety.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

I got an honorable mention in the St. Petersburg Times this morning.

After attacking Bill O'Reilly and Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite they make reference to yours truly...

She didn't disagree when a talk radio host said: "Dawsy's office has been run by Barney Fife. This whole investigation has been bungled from the get-go."

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Is Jeb Bush abusing his power as governor to harass a man(Michael Schiavo) purely out of spite?

Mike Thomas of the Orlando Sentinel says YES! Check out his coulmn HERE.

Does squirting someone with water constitute assault? I say no!

By now you've probably heard or have seen how the "War of the Worlds" (search) star was doused with a water gun by a fake reporter while walking the red carpet at the London premiere of the Steven Spielberg science-fiction flick on Sunday.


The prankster and his crew were arrested for assault. And based on the moron's reaction, he definitely knew that what he did was absolutely wrong. He looked downright embarrassed, as if he knew that from now on he'll forever be that "jerk" who squirted Tom Cruise with water.

Nothing like pouring a little salt in the wound.

Meanwhile, Michael Schiavo's attorney said yesterday that Terri's ashes were interred Monday (June 20th) in a Clearwater, Florida, cemetery. The statement from George Felos didn't explain why Schiavo decided to inter Terri's remains in Florida, after previously saying they'd be buried at a family plot in Pennsylvania. Felos also said the Schindlers had been notified of the service and interment, however AP reports that the Schindlers said they weren't told until after the ceremony was over.

Michael Schiavo had written on the bronze marker for his wife's grave, "I kept my promise," along with the description of her as "Beloved Wife," AP reports. The marker also list February 25, 1990, the day Schiavo collapsed and fell into a vegetative state, as she, quote, "Departed the Earth," and March 31, 2005, the day she actually died, as the date when she was, quote, "At peace".


Terri's brother, Bobby Schindler, released the following statement in reponse to the inscription on Terri's burial site marker

"This clearly illustrates the spiteful lengths to which Michael Schiavo will go in order to purposely hurt those that loved Terri unconditionally – her family. It seems to me that the only intention of this inscription was to be hurtful, and had absolutely nothing to do with Terri, but only to cause my parents additional pain over the loss of their child. Maybe even more tragic, is that in doing so, Michael Schiavo shows nothing but a lack of respect for Terri."
The inscription also contradicts Michael's 1992 testimony he gave during a malpractice suit against Terri's doctor that ended in his favor. Michael testified, "I believe in the vows that I took with my wife. Through sickness, in health, for richer or poorer. I married my wife because I love her and I want to spend the rest of my life with her. I'm going to do that."

Terri's grave marker is inscribed at the bottom with the words "I kept my promise," apparently aimed at memorializing her husband who successfully brought about her death by withholding food and water

Is the tide turning?

Poll shows dissatisfaction with Iraq war
Approval rating for war on terrorism also slips

(CNN) -- Nearly six in 10 Americans oppose the war in Iraq and a growing number of them are dissatisfied with the war on terrorism, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Are Downing Street memos authentic or elaborate hoax?

WorldNetDaily is repoting...

Are the highly publicized Downing Street memos authentic government documents that show the Bush administration lied about pre-war intelligence on weapons of mass destruction?

Or are they part of an elaborate hoax – akin to CBS's infamous National Guard memos on George W. Bush's military service?


Report: School personnel failed to act on abuse

SANFORD -- A special investigator has slammed six current and former Seminole County school employees, saying they did not properly report allegations that teacher Kathleen Garrett was abusing autistic students in her classes.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

I report, you decide. Pick one!

Couey confession questioned

The confession investigators say murder suspect John Evander Couey gave them for the murder of Jessica Lunsford could be thrown out because he wasn't read his rights, Mark Lunsford's attorney said on national television Friday.

In an interview with talk show host Bill O'Reilly on "The O'Reilly Factor," Herb Cohen, attorney for the child's father, talked about the case and the latest accusations. Cohen said Citrus County sheriff's investigators didn't read Couey his Miranda rights before interviewing him about the 9-year-old Homosassa girl's murder.


Sheriff: Lunsford Case `Rock Solid'
His investigation into girl's killing was heavily criticized.

INVERNESS -- Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy nodded slowly as he listened to the criticism of his agency's investigation into Jessica Lunsford's slaying. He'd heard the question before. How good is the case against John Couey, the man accused of Jessica's death?

When the room was silent, Dawsy answered, his blue eyes hard and determined.

"It's rock solid," he said. "I'm telling you, I got Couey."

Somebody ain't telling the truth!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

So, you want National Health Care?

Go private or wait 80 weeks, patient told

A HOSPITAL told a road accident victim that she would have to wait a year and a half for an NHS brain scan, but could have the procedure done privately at the same unit in two weeks, The Times has learnt.
In a case that highlights the crisis in diagnostic tests, King’s College Hospital, London, warned Rachel King that, because of “heavy demand”, the MRI scan that her consultant had sought could be delayed for 80 weeks.

I can get an MRI right now if I need one. You tell me which system works best.

Do you love a great mystery?

Check out this story...

Attacker beats Volusia official
Mystery surrounds attack on council member at his home

I double dog dare you to give me a description of the assailant.

Friday, June 17, 2005

I'm on The O'Reilly Factor tonight at 8PM ET.

Visit number six. This was a list minute thing. I'm on with Herb Cohen(Mark Lunsford's attorney)talking about the latest developments in the Jessica Lunsford case.

Michael Schiavo Shopping His Book

Newsmax is reporting...

Less than three months after his instructions to starve his wife to death were carried out by court order, Michael Schiavo is seeking a book deal.

Schiavo is in Manhattan, reports the New York Post - "shopping his book proposal among publishers." "The timing couldn't be better," the Post notes, with news of his wife's autopsy on the front page of every newspaper this week.

Schiavo's book agent, David Vigliano, told the paper: "I think this is a seminal right to die with dignity story."

Look on the bright side, at least he waited for the body to cool

Don't Hold Your Breath For This Sorry Excuse

Please read this column by DANIEL RUTH of the Tampa Tribune. It is hilarious, dripping with venom!

By any standard of common decency, Michael Schiavo is owed the mother of all apologies by the likes of radio goober Glenn Beck, the Morton Downey Jr.-lite of the airwaves.

Autopsy suggests Schiavo cognizant Analyst: 'It's possible Terri was aware of everything being done to her"

Challenging the assumptions of many analysts and news reports, an attorney who specializes in medical ethics cases points out the autopsy report of Terri Schiavo indicates the brain-injured woman might have been cognizant of her surroundings as her family insisted.

Jerri Lynn Ward of Austin, Texas, notes the report released Wednesday in the high-profile case states: "The frontal temporal and temporal poles and insular-cortex demonstrated relative preservation."

"What this tells us is that her cortex retained function and that her brain was more normal in the area that controls higher-level thinking," said Ward, who has weighed in on the case in her weblog.

Gov. Bush calls for Schiavo probe

Gov. Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully tried to keep Terri Schiavo alive, now says that an investigation is needed into what happened the night in 1990 that she collapsed and her heart stopped beating.

Great Jeb! Why now? Why not 3 months ago when it could have made a difference and saved her life?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

80% of dads would rather stay at home and raise children

The EOC questioned 1,200 fathers of children aged between three and 15 months and almost eight in 10 working dads said they would like to stay at home and look after their baby.

I don't buy this for a minute!

Commissioner: Send Sex Offenders To Mexico

A county commissioner in Central Florida has offered a controversial proposal of sending the area's worst sex offenders out of the United States to Mexico, according to a Local 6 News report.

Finally some outsourcing I can support!

Do I owe Michael Schiavo an apology?

Check out my hate mail.

You can go ahead and issue an apology to Schiavo's husband for all the crap you pumped out during the circus. You and Bud encouraged all the fringe morons who said she recognized her parents, and smiled, and followed balloons, and just needed a little therapy. She had no cognitive functions at all. She was blind. No trauma. A Vegetable--and she had been that way for years. You and the rest of the nitwits should be ashamed of the way you handled the situation. You brought no intelligence to the situation--you just added to the sensationalism without questioning the stupid fringe knuckleheads that continued to call in and encourage the government (both Bush morons) to intervene. Whatever your convictions, you should have been a voice of reason. No way Bud's going to do it--he once called Alligators "immoral". The only radio personality with any guts--and he lost stations for it--was Boortz. He said she was brain dead from day one.
Nick D.

Ken Timmerman stopped by the show to talk about the upcoming elections in Iran and his new book.

COUNTDOWN TO CRISIS The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran
• The first-ever inside account of Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program—exposing how the mullahs could already have enough nuclear material for 20 to 25 bombs
• The secret locations where Iran has been sheltering bin Laden—and the terrorist attacks they now are jointly planning against America and our allies
• How U.S. intelligence has consistently ignored warnings about Iran’s secret nuclear program—and how United Nations officials, most notably Hans Blix, blew repeated chances to shut it down
• Stunning new evidence of Iran’s involvement in the 9/11 plot—including documents the CIA tried to withhold from the 9/11 Commission
 Iranian intelligence operatives trained 9/11 plotters in explosives, document forgery, and secure communications, and also provided passports and safe haven
• How an Iranian defector gave the CIA two months’ advance warning of a “massive attack on America” scheduled for September 11, 2001—but how the Agency brushed him off, and then, after 9/11, tried to smear and discredit him
• How the CIA knew about Iran’s ties to bin Laden and al-Qaeda long before the September 11 attacks, but failed to act on its own information
• An insider’s account of how top Iranian leaders negotiated directly with North Korea’s Supreme Leader to secure nuclear weapons assistance—a story that Timmerman can tell for the first time based on his exclusive access to Iranian intelligence information
• How Iran worked on nuclear weapons hand-in-glove with the infamous A. Q. Khan network—with help from Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and China
• The blockbuster story of the U.S. congressman who became so frustrated by the CIA’s refusal to act on intelligence that bin Laden was in Iran that he actually contacted a bounty hunter to capture the Saudi
• How Iran’s leaders continue to finance the insurgents in Iraq, including the infamous terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi
• Dramatic new evidence that Iran may have been behind the downing of TWA Flight 800 in 1996—and that White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke steered the intelligence community away from a terrorism investigation of the attack
• An eye-opening look at the brutality of an Iranian regime that will stop at nothing to preserve its absolute power
* Timmerman provides an exclusive eyewitness account of the Iranian regime’s ruthless murder of a key opponent and an inside account of the mullahs’ crackdown on dissident students

Here it is for your reading enjoyment!

The 39 page Schiavo Autopsy report, click HERE.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Schiavo Autopsy Shows Severe Brain Damage

Terri Schiavo died of the effects of a profound and prolonged lack of oxygen to her brain on a day in 1990, but what caused that event isn't known and may never be, the physician who performed her autopsy said today.

A meticulous study of the organs, fluids, bones, cells and medical records of the Florida woman who became a cause celebre over the "right to die" also found that her brain was severely shriveled and weighed about half that of a normal adult's. The damage to it "was irrecoverable, and no amount of treatment or rehabilitation would have reversed" it, said pathologist Jon R. Thogmartin, who is the chief medical examiner for Florida's sixth judicial district.

The damage was especially severe in the region responsible for vision, making her functionally blind, he said at a news conference in Florida.


"She died of marked dehydration," he said. "She did not starve to death." As measured by the balance of salt and water in her body fluids, the dehydration was the most severe he had ever seen. This attested to Schiavo's robust underlying health, and in particular the strength of her heart, the pathologist said.


Examination of the heart showed no evidence of damage from a heart attack. A study of her genes by a Connecticut company called Genissance found no evidence of the mutations causing long-QT syndrome, which is an increasingly well-recognized cause of sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy young people.

The news spin is that her condition was irreversible. My contention is/was that even if she couldn't improve her life was worth living. Her life was as valuable as yours as mine. It might not be the life we want to live. However she had family that loved her and wanted to care for her.

“No details of this autopsy change the moral evaluation of what happened to Terri. Her physical injuries and disabilities never made her less of a person. No amount of brain injury ever justifies denying a person proper humane care. That includes food and water.
“A person with a 'profoundly atrophied' brain needs profound care and love. Terri did not die from an atrophied brain. She died from an atrophy of compassion on the part of her estranged husband and those who helped him to have her deliberately killed.”-Fr. Frank Pavone

Abortionist accused of eating fetuses! Kansas City clinic closed as grisly house of horrors.

WorldNetDaily is reporting...

A Kansas City abortionist is out of business after investigators discovered a grisly house of horrors at his clinic – with fetuses kept in Styrofoam cups in his refrigerator and one employee accusing him of microwaving one and stirring it into his lunch.

The unsanitary conditions in Krishna Rajanna's clinic prompted legislative approval of new abortion regulations in Kansas, a bill that was vetoed by the governor. Rajanna's activities have reportedly been the subject of law-enforcement investigations for nearly two years.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Should Homosexuals be ordained to the Priesthood?

Bishop meeting to avoid gay issue

U.S. Catholic bishops will sidestep the issue of whether homosexual men should become priests at their semiannual meeting, which begins tomorrow, despite the Vatican's concern about the role of homosexuals in the church's massive sex-abuse scandal.


However, the Vatican, which is said to be preparing to crack down on homosexuality in seminaries, has never issued official guidelines, canon laws or papal pronouncements on whether Catholic seminaries should remain open to homosexual men. Only a Feb. 2, 1961, Vatican directive to canon law speaks directly to the matter.
"Advancement to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty," reads the directive, which is advisory rather than a binding law.

A USCCB investigation revealed in 2004 that 81 percent of 10,667 priestly sexual-abuse cases involved boys, with the largest share of those victims being 11 or older.

There is a name for males having sex with other males it's called homosexuality. What we have here is older predatory homosexuals having sex with teenage boys. The failure to identify this problem by it's real name and the failure to exclude homosexuals from the priesthood tells me the American Bishops aren't serious about solving this problem.

Medical examination finished on Jessica Lunsford's body

Nearly three months after they began examining Jessica Lunsford's body to determine what may have been happening to her during the last hours of her life, medical examiners have given their final results to the state.

The Medical Examiner's Office in Leesburg announced Tuesday it had completed the examination, which had been waiting on final toxicology results for the 9-year-old Homosassa girl investigators say was kidnapped and murdered by convicted sex offender John Couey. A spokeswoman at the office said the State Attorney's Office has asked her office to not discuss the results.

Read the rest of The Citrus County Chronicle article HERE.

I'm trying to get Herb Cohen on the show Thursday to talk about this story. He was promised a copy of the autopsy report by Brad King's office. You may recall Herb is Mark Lunsfords attorney.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Prosecutor hints at trouble in Couey case

Prosecutor Brad King says the confession may be open to a challenge, but he won't say why.

The New York Post published a column Monday quoting Jessica's father, Mark Lunsford, saying two prosecutors told him "we may lose this confession because cops neglected to read him his rights. Forget any death penalty, we may even lose the charge of killing my daughter, raping her and burying her alive because of a technicality."

Orange County Superintendent Ron Blocker Joins Me At 7:05AM Wednesday Morning

We'll be talking about the FCAT's and Jones High School.

In Orange County, administrators cheered the success of one of their struggling high schools, Evans High, which crawled its way up to a D grade after two recent F's.

But they were upset to learn that Jones and Oak Ridge highs had repeated their F grades from 2004, and that two elementaries -- Grand Avenue and Ivey Lane -- also posted failing grades.

Jones is one of just two schools in Florida to have earned four F's in a row.

Jones and Oak Ridge are among 15 schools statewide that, because of repeat F grades, must offer their students transfers to better-performing public schools or tuition vouchers to private schools.

Schiavo autopsy report to be released Wednesday

TAMPA, Fla. -- Terri Schiavo's relatives say they are hoping that her autopsy results, scheduled to be made public Wednesday, can shed some light on what led to her collapse and severe brain damage 15 years ago.

Don't hold your breath!

Juror: Victim, family not credible 48% in poll disagree with verdicts; prosecutor says ‘celebrity factor' helped singer

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Michael Jackson was acquitted Monday on charges he sexually molested a 13-year-old boy, ending a four-month trial full of lurid glimpses of the star's bizarre private life at his Neverland Valley Ranch.

The onetime King of Pop wept softly and wiped his eyes as the jury's verdicts were read inside a quiet courtroom.

Jackson said nothing after the verdicts of not guilty on all 10 charges were read. He walked from the courthouse, waved and climbed inside a waiting vehicle for the ride home.

Were you surprised by the verdict? I was, I thought they'd at least get him on furnishing alcohol to a minor. Was justice served?

"Good news for Michael Jackson: not guilty on all 10 counts. The bad news, he's going to Disneyland!" -Leno

"Another case of a white guy getting preferential treatment." -Letterman

Workers Rights' Groups Concerned About Employers Policing Workers' Off-Duty Behavior

Some workers rights' groups are increasingly concerned about companies disciplining or firing workers for what they do on their own time, USA Today reported Monday (June 13th). Among the things being cracked down on is employees drinking on their own time, using a competitor's product, or displaying a political bumper sticker. Some of these groups say the practice is increasing, and Lewis Maltby of The National Workrights Institute told USA Today, "The shock is that there's no legal protection. You can get fired just for having a bumper sticker the boss doesn't like."

Among recent incidents cited by USA Today are:

*An Alabama woman was fired from her job packing insulation for having a John Kerry bumper sticker on her car.
*A Colorado man who worked for a Budweiser distributor says he was fired for drinking Coors beer at a bar after work. His former employer claims he was fired for making disparaging comments about the company at the bar while wearing a company uniform.
*The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City will fire bartenders or waitresses if they gain more than 7 percent of their body weight.
*USA Today reports that about half of the states have laws that bar employers from firing workers who smoke off-duty, and that some states have passed broader protections for off-duty behavior.

Do you think employers have the right to discipline or fire workers for their off-duty behavior?

Franken in Talkers Meltdown

Air America star Al Franken had a meltdown Friday night while accepting the Freedom of Speech Award at Talkers Magazine's New Media Seminar, before being forced to leave the stage by the event's sponsor.

Michael Harrison from Talker's Magazine stopped by the show this morning to give us a blow by blow account.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Americans Becoming Impatient With Iraq Violence

A new poll has found that nearly six in 10 Americans say the United States should withdraw some or all of its troops from Iraq, marking the most negative outlook on the war since the U.S. invaded the country in 2003.

The Gallup Poll suggests that, for the first time, a majority of Americans would be "upset" if President Bush sent more soldiers, with 36 percent of participants believing troop levels should be maintained or increased. Meanwhile, 56 percent say the Iraq war wasn't "worth it." The Defense Department revealed last week that 1,293 Americans have been killed in Iraq.

Bush hasn't set a timetable for troop withdrawal, but experts and officials are weighing in on the issue. Ronald Spector, a military historian at George Washington University, told USA Today, "We have reached a tipping point. Even some of those who thought it was a great idea to get rid of Saddam Hussein are saying, 'I want our troops home.'" When White House spokesman David Almacy was questioned about the poll, he said it was, quote "vital" for U.S. peace and security that Americans continue to have a presence in Iraq by training soldiers. GOP Representitive Walter Jones of North Carolina, an ardent supporter of the invasion, called on Bush for a timetable for withdrawing troops, saying, "I feel that we have done about as much as we can do."

Hillary Clinton Reportedly Considering Legal Action Over Book Claim Chelsea Conceived Through Rape

Senator Hillary Clinton is considering legal action over a new book that claims daughter Chelsea was conceived when Hillary was raped by her husband, former president Bill Clinton, according to the Drudge Report. Drudge cites a source close to Senator Clinton as saying, "[Author Ed] Klein is going to rot in hell for this."

In his book, The Truth About Hillary, set to be released this week by Sentinel, Penguin Group's conservative imprint, Klein quotes Bill Clinton as saying during a Bermuda vacation in 1979, "I'm going back to my cottage to rape my wife," Drudge reports. Klein cites an unnamed source as saying that the next morning the Clintons' room, quote, "looked like World War Three. There are pillows and busted-up furniture all over the place." The source claims that Bill learned his wife was pregnant by reading about it in the Arkansas Gazette. "The fact that his wife didn't tell him that she was pregnant before she told a reporter doesn't seem to phase him one bit, because he says, 'Do you know what night that happened?' 'No', I say, 'When?' 'It was Bermuda' he says, 'And you were there!'"

Drudge cites a source close to Hillary as saying, "Mrs. Clinton told me she would be considering suing him for outright libel. This is the right wing attack machine on crack!"

Klein is a former foreign editor at Newsweek and former editor-in-chief of the New York Times magazine. His previous books include The Kennedy Curse and Farewell, Jackie.

Is this charge plausible? Maybe, anyone remember Juanita Broaddrick? The author Ed Klien worked for Newsweek Magazine the sister publication of the Washington Post, hardly a right-wing publication. If someone made a baseless claim like this about me I'd be having Lunch with Atty. John Morgan. We'd sue them for everything they were worth. If Hillary doesn't sue it tells me there may be some validity to the claim. More likely someone inside the Clinton camp spoon feed this information to Klien knowing it would sell a lot of books & get "Victim" status for Hillary. Most Americans feel a claim like this goes beyond the bounds of decency to allege something like this, crediting it to unnamed sources. People who otherwise wouldn't vote for Hillary will feel compelled to do so because she's being attacked. Americans love an underdog. If we feel someone is being unfairly picked on we rush to their defense. She's a very clever lady. Republicans underestimate her at their own peril.

White House Said to Be Split Over Guantanamo as Report Details Interrogation of Prisoner

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California said yesterday (June 12th) on Fox News Sunday that the White House is split over whether to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, with some wanting to close it to end debate over allegations of prisoner abuse. However, Vice President Dick Cheney said there are no plans to close the prison, saying in an interview set to air today on Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes, "The important thing here to understand is that the people that are at Guantanamo are bad people."

Other Republicans are also saying something needs to be done about the Cuban facility, which has been a growing focus of worldwide criticism and a major cause of anger in the Muslim world. GOP Senator Mel Martinez of Florida on Friday became the first high-profile Republican to say the administration should consider closing the prison. He said, "It's become an icon for bad stories and at some point you wonder the cost-benefit ratio. How much do you get out of having that facility there? Is it serving all the purposes you thought it would serve when initially you began it, or can this be done some other way a little better?" Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska said on CNN's Late Edition Sunday that Guanantamo is one of the reasons the U.S. is, quote, "losing the image war around the world." He said, "It's identifiable with, for right or wrong, a part of America that people in the world believe is a power, an empire that pushes people around, we do it our way, we don't live up to our commitments to multilateral institutions."

Meanwhile, Time magazine has published a classified log detailing the interrogation at Guantanamo of Mohammed al-Kahtani, who was suspected to have been an intended 9/11 hijacker. It described techniques that included:

*Giving him a, quote, "sissy slap" with an inflated latex glove.
*Forcing him to, quote, "bark to elevate his social status up to that of a dog."
*Rejecting his request to pray.
*Playing Christina Aguilera music to keep him from sleeping.
*Pouring water on his head to keep him awake during midnight questioning sessions.
*Questioning him in a room decorated with pictures of 9/11 victims.
*Forcing him to urinate in his pants.
*Forcing him to wear pictures of scantily-clad women around his neck.

The Pentagon said Kahtani's investigation was conducted by, quote, "trained professionals," and yielded valuable information about al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, Reuters reports. That included information about bin Laden's health and methods of evading capture and al-Qaida's infiltration routes, as well as information about shoe bomber Richard Reid and suspected dirty bomb plotter Jose Padilla.

Do you think at this point the Guantanamo Bay prison is doing more harm than good for the United States?

Friday, June 10, 2005

Vanilla Ice Is Back On Hit Me Baby One More Time

We must admit if you had asked us five years ago if we thought it was more likely that we would see the apocalypse or see Vanilla Ice become cool again in our lifetime, then our money would have been on the apocalypse. But the end of the world is hopefully nowhere close, and Vanilla Ice is definitely cool again.

Five singers/groups peformed on the June 9, 2005 edition of Hit Me Baby One More Time. Tommy Tutone sang “8675309” and “All the Small Things.” The Knack sang “My Sharona” and “Be My Girl.” Haddaway sang “Don’t Hurt Me No More” and “Toxic.” The Motels sang “Only the Lonely” and “Don’t Know Why.” Vanilla Ice sang “Ice Ice Baby” and “Survivor.”

Vanilla Ice stole the show with his two performances, and Host Vernon Kay told Vanilla Ice that he won the audience vote “by a mile.” As the audience favorite, Vanilla Ice won twenty thousand dollars donated to the charity of his choice. Vanilla Ice chose the Make A Wish Foundation as his charity.

If you missed it catch the rerun Sunday night on Bravo.

Hat Tip to Reality TV Magazine

Debbie Schlussel stops by the show to review Mr. & Mrs. Smith and update us on the Sami Al-Arian trial.

In true Schlussel style Debbie unloads on Angelina Jolie.

Forget Jolie, the multi-tattooed, twice-divorced, bisexual who brags about sleeping around, wore a vial of ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck, and proclaimed, "I am so in love with my brother, right now," when she won an Oscar. Forget the previously suicidal Jolie, who bragged on Bravo's "Inside the Actors' Studio," how she enjoyed cutting herself and her live-in boyfriend—because at age 14, regular sex wasn't enough to feel close to him. (Well, her mother was French . . . .) Forget the Angelina Jolie, who said, "I need more sex, okay? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world."

Deb coined a new phrase on my show. If you lust after Angelina Jolie you are a skank-o-phile.

Texas Takes Girl with Cancer From Parents Because They Refused Radiation Treatment

Texas child welfare officers removed a 12-year-old girl with cancer from her parents because they wouldn't let her get radiation treatment that doctors say she needs because her life could be in danger without it. The Associated Press reports that Katie Wernecke is now in the custody of State Child Protective Services and is in the hospital, where she is undergoing tests. She hasn't had the radiation treatment yet.

Katie had received chemotherapy, but Michele and Edward Wernecke say their daughter's cancer is in remission and they don't want her getting radiation. On NBC's Today show Thursday (June 9th), Michele Wernecke explained, "I think they should treat her for what her body calls for and not standard protocol. Not every cancer is the same. ... Her body is not standard, and her cancer is not standard." The parents made a video of their daughter in which she said she's feeling better and doesn't want radiation. Katie says on the tape, "I don't need radiation treatment. And nobody asked me what I wanted. It's my body."

The parents are members of the Church of God and were against blood transfusions unless they were from Katie's mother. But their attorney, Daniel Horne, told AP the fight isn't about religion. He says the parents believe doctors haven't been upfront about Katie's care and haven't answered all their questions about the side effects of the radiation. Horne said, "This issue is about parental rights, not about religious rights. They just want to be informed of her treatment. They want to be involved in this."

Do you think the state was right to remove Katie from her parents?

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Doug Hagmann from the Northeast Intelligence Network stopped by the show to update us on the Terror Cell busted on the West Coast.

Al Qaeda Terrorists Arrested in California
Affadavit: "Hamid advised that he specifically requested to come to the United States to carry out his jihadi mission." "Potential targets for attack would include hospitals and large food stores."

by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

8 June 2005: Lodi-- Federal agents have broken up an al Qaeda terrorist cell operating in the San Joaquin County city of Lodi, California, about 40 miles south of Sacramento. Agents of the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Hamid Hayat, 22, and his father Umer Hayat, 47, a Lodi ice cream truck driver on Sunday. The arrests took place less than a week after the younger Hayat was found aboard a San Francisco-bound plane even though his name appeared on a no-fly list of suspected Islamic terrorist operatives.

Hamid Hayat admitted attending al Qaeda training camps in Pakistan in 2003 and 2004 to learn "how to kill Americans." He was trained to use explosives and weapons, and practiced by using photographs of President Bush and other high-profile U.S. political figures as targets, according to court documents.

Hamid Hayat originally lied to FBI agents about whether he had received training, had his pick of where to carry out a terrorist attack, which potentially could have targeted hospitals and large food stores. Meanwhile, the task force arrested Hayat's father, Umer Hayat on charges that he lied about his son's involvement and his own financing of the terror camp and his son’s attendance, where he reportedly paid $100 each month to his son. Both suspects are currently being held in Sacramento County Jail.

Two More Arrested on Immigration Violations

Federal authorities also arrested Muhammed Adil Khan and Shabbir Ahmed on immigration violations and are being questioned about their role in potential terror plans in the U.S., the Northeast Intelligence Network has learned. Shabbir Ahmed was Imam of the Lodi Mosque, and Khan was a former imam who is leading efforts to build the Farooqia Islamic Center, including a school for children up to fourth grade. FBI agents searched Ahmed's poplar Street residence, located next door to the mosque, and another house on the 300 block of Acacia Street, about four blocks from the mosque. Both men were arrested after meeting separately with Umer Hayat on Saturday.

Interestingly, in the days following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Islamic leader Khan condemned the attacks. Several months later, Khan joined the leaders of local Christian churches and a synagogue to issue a Declaration of Peace condemning terrorism and stressing the common origins of each religion. It is for this very reason that all Americans should become familiar with the Islamic term Taqqiyaa, which is the Islamic doctrine of deception of non-Muslims as permitted by the Qu'ran.

I made my 5th appearance on The O'Reilly Factor Wednesday night.

Are We Getting Any Closer to Justice for Jessica Lunsford?

This is a partial transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," June 8, 2005, that has been edited for clarity.

Video available HERE.

BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Factor Follow-up" segment tonight. As you know, we've been looking into the brutal murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford. "The Factor" has learned that Madie Secord, one of the three people who lived with the confessed killer of Jessica, John Couey, has said that she alerted police before Jessica Lunsford disappeared to Couey's whereabouts and said to the police he had violated his probation as a sexual offender.

The Citrus County Sheriff's office had no comment on that, but the situation again points out there are many unanswered questions about this terrible murder case.

Joining us now from Orlando is Pat Campbell, a talk show host on 540WFLA who was following the situation. And from Washington, Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite, who is trying to get the federal authorities involved.

Any luck on that, congresswoman?

REP. GINNY BROWN-WAITE (R), FLORIDA: Actually, Bill, yes. I spoke to Paul Perez last week. And he assured me that there is an ongoing federal investigation into the Jessica Lunsford (search) murder and also the accomplices.

O'REILLY: Yes, we have to compliment Mr. Perez. He wrote us a letter. He said, "We are aggressively pursuing whether any individuals suspected of aiding John Couey and the commission or concealment of this horrific crime maybe violated any federal law."

So Perez didn't have to do that. He didn't have to send us this letter. He did. He's a stand-up guy and it's the only hope, Pat. The feds are the only hope. Florida is not going to do it. They're covering up something here. The paper, as you know, The St. Petersburg Times, covering up for them. How do you see this?

PAT CAMPBELL, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Well, you know, it's interesting you brought up the sheriff's department. It sounds to me like that Sheriff Dawsy's office has been run by Barney Fife. This whole investigation has just been bungled from the get-go.

The newspaper, I want to talk about the newspaper. Because last week, I was on your show Tuesday. And I was critical of The St. Petersburg Times and the fact that, rather than address the real question, which is why won't Brad King prosecute the people who are inside the trailer, they have decided to use their newspaper to attack you personally, take some cheap shots at you and the congresswoman, Ginny Brown-Waite, as well.

Wednesday I go on air in the morning, 6 to 9 a.m., talk about my appearance in your show. Thursday morning, my producer, Alex Decker, gets a call from an irate reporter over at The St. Petersburg Times, demanding a copy, an audio copy, you know, a tape of the program.

And what's emerging here is a clear pattern of intimidation -- attack the messenger. You know, O'Reilly isn't walking goose step with us, so let's attack him personally.

O'REILLY: Right.

CAMPBELL: Congresswoman...

O'REILLY: Well, that paper has historically done that. That paper has -- you know, the Sami Al-Arian stuff is outrageous.

CAMPBELL: The Sami Al-Arian trial down here...

O'REILLY: It's crazy.

CAMPBELL: ... it's a joke. After the first day, the newspaper is already saying that the prosecution has failed to make a connection between Sami and, you know, this terror suspect.

O'REILLY: Yes. We did that last night. But I have to compliment the congresswoman, because the congresswoman was attacked personally by this newspaper.

BROWN-WAITE: And they will continue to do so.

O'REILLY: A lot of politicians, Madam, would have run away from that. You did not. You stood up to that sleazy newspaper and continue to look out for this little girl. And I want everybody in your district and everybody in Florida to know that you, Madam, are what a public servant should be.

BROWN-WAITE: Thank you. You know, I don't buy the story that I think the St. Pete Times is trying to set up, and that is that $20 worth of cocaine could have kept these four people in a drug haze for three days.

O'REILLY: It's ridiculous.

BROWN-WAITE: You know, I've spoken to many defense attorneys, many criminal defense attorneys, and they say $20 worth of cocaine wouldn't have lasted an hour, hour and a half.

O'REILLY: Look, there are so many unanswered questions here.


O'REILLY: So much horror involved with burying a little girl alive who was in the trailer for three days with these four people, her killer and three others. That...

CAMPBELL: Pressure needs -- Bill, Bill, pressure needs to be put on Madie Secord, because Madie has told members of the press...

O'REILLY: She knows.

CAMPBELL: She won't commit on air, but she has led people to believe that somebody else inside that trailer helped John Couey.

O'REILLY: Yes, we know.

CAMPBELL: And right reason tells us that that other person was Matthew Dittrich. She knows something. Law enforcement needs to put the pressure on her to start the clock now.

O'REILLY: The feds have got to do it, because...

BROWN-WAITE: Actually, Bill, the state can't do it. They cannot do a misdemeanor, because the time frame has already expired at 75 days.

O'REILLY: And we don't -- but, Congresswoman, to be honest we don't even want the state in.

BROWN-WAITE: I think they would bungle it.

O'REILLY: We think they're so corrupt and inept at this point the feds have got to do it.

Congresswoman, Mr. Campbell, please keep us posted. We appreciate it.

CAMPBELL: Thanks, Bill.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

What's your EQ?

What is emotional intelligence?
How do you measure it?
How do you improve it?
How do you use it at work?
How do you use it at home?

Join me Wednesday morning for the answers!

Who Are The 25 Greatest Americans Of All Time?

Top 100 Greatest Americans Unveiled Today and Featured in World Premiere Discovery Channel Television Event

- New Primetime Seven Hour Series Begins Sunday, June 5 at 8 PM (ET/PT) with 'Today' Show's Matt Lauer as Host -
- America Online to Offer Top 100 List and Biographical Content at and AOL(R) Keyword: Greatest American -

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Who will be the Greatest American? Political giant Abraham Lincoln or Bill Clinton? Sports legend Babe Ruth or Tiger Woods? Media mogul Oprah Winfrey or Walt Disney? These remarkable people, and many more, have been named by America as some of the top 100 Greatest Americans.

After tallying more than half a million online nominations, Discovery Channel and interactive partner America Online today unveiled the list of the top 100 nominees. Ranging from inventors to athletes, politicians to musicians, the list takes the pulse of the nation and reveals the qualities we most admire. (The full list follows. The list, nominee biographies, and additional information can be found on and Keyword: Greatest American)

Beginning Sunday, June 5 at 8 PM (ET/PT), and airing every Sunday in June, GREATEST AMERICAN will premiere on Discovery Channel with Today show's Matt Lauer presenting the top 100 nominees. At the end of the premiere episode, Lauer will announce the top 25 Greatest American nominees based on nominations held earlier this year. Viewers can then cast votes at the AOL site listed above, via toll-free numbers or via text messaging.

In the second episode, Matt Lauer and influentials (actors, comedians, politicians, athletes, etc) will offer insights on the top 25 to aid America in another round of voting that determines the top five. The third episode pits celebrity advocates against one another, debating the virtues of their "Greatest American." The seven-hour series culminates in real-time election- style voting, as America selects one person to be named the "Greatest American." The grand finale will be televised live from New York City on Sunday, June 26, at 9 PM (ET).

The Top 100 Nominees

Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Hamilton
Amelia Earhart
Andrew Carnegie
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Audie Murphy
Babe Ruth
Barack Obama
Barbara Bush
Benjamin Franklin
Bill Clinton
Bill Cosby (William Henry Cosby, Jr.)
Bill Gates
Billy Graham
Bob Hope
Brett Favre
Carl Sagan
Cesar Chavez
Charles Lindbergh
Christopher Reeve
Chuck Yeager
Clint Eastwood
Colin Powell
Condoleezza Rice
Donald Trump
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eleanor Roosevelt (Anna Eleanor Roosevelt)
Ellen DeGeneres
Elvis Presley
Frank Sinatra
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Frederick Douglass
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Lucas
George Patton
George Washington
George Washington Carver
Harriet Ross Tubman
Harry Truman
Helen Keller
Henry Ford
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Howard Hughes
Hugh Hefner
Jackie Robinson (Jack Roosevelt Robinson)
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jesse Owens
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Stewart
John Edwards
John Glenn
John F. Kennedy
John Wayne
Johnny Carson (John William Carson)
Jonas Edward Salk
Joseph Smith Jr.
Katharine Hepburn
Lance Armstrong
Laura Bush
Lucille Ball
Lyndon B. Johnson
Madonna (Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone)
Malcolm X (Malcolm Little)
Marilyn Monroe
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
Martha Stewart
Martin Luther King Jr.
Maya Angelou
Mel Gibson
Michael Jackson
Michael Jordan
Michael Moore
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.)
Neil Alden Armstrong
Nikola Tesla
Oprah Winfrey
Pat Tillman
Dr. Phil McGraw
Ray Charles
Richard Nixon
Robert Kennedy
Ronald Reagan
Rosa Parks
Rudolph W. Giuliani
Rush Limbaugh
Sam Walton
Steve Jobs
Steven Spielberg
Susan B. Anthony
Theodore Roosevelt
Thomas Edison
Thomas Jefferson
Tiger Woods
Tom Cruise
Tom Hanks
Walt Disney
Wrights Brothers (Orville & Wilbur Wright)

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Fla. Sex Offender Registry, DNA

A federal appeals court upheld two Florida laws that require sex offenders to register with the state after getting out of prison and to submit DNA samples.
A group of sex offenders challenged the laws as violations of their federal constitutional rights, but the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed in an opinion issued Monday.

City Passes One Of Nation's Toughest Sex Offender Laws

The city of Oviedo unanimously passed one of the toughest sex offender laws in the nation Monday night. The new law says that sex offenders who have committed crimes against children under 16 years old cannot live within 2,500 feet of schools, libraries, parks, playgrounds, day cares and churches.

Oakland Launches Public 'Shaming Campaign'

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A controversial "shaming campaign" aimed at fighting prostitution here will include photos on some billboards of men who have been convicted of soliciting sex. The billboards will carry the headline: "How Much Clearer Can We Make It?"

Man Convicted After Causing His Girlfriend Miscarry At Her Request

Nineteen-year-old Gerardo Flores was convicted in Texas yesterday (June 6th) of two counts of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison for stepping on his 17-year-old girlfriend's stomach and causing her to miscarry twins. Flores were convicted under the state's new fetal protection law despite the fact that his girlfriend, Erica Basoria, acknowledged that she'd asked Flores to help end her pregnancy. Basoria, however, can't be prosecuted because of her legal right to abortion. Flores was automatically sentenced to life in jail, since prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty.

According to the Associated Press, Basoria told authorities that when she was about four months pregnant, she regretted not getting an abortion and tried to induce a miscarriage by jogging, not taking her prenatal vitamins, and hitting her belly. When that didn't work, she asked Flores to help. Flores told police that he stepped on Basoria's stomach several times the week before she miscarried.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Pentagon Report Says There Were Instances of Koran Mishandling at Guantanamo

A Pentagon report released Friday evening (June 3rd) found that there were in fact incidents of Korans being mishandled by U.S. guards at Guantanamo Bay prison, although none involved the Islamic holy book being flushed down the toilet, as alleged two weeks ago in a since-retracted Newsweek report.

The Pentagon confirmed incidents in which, according to AP:

*A U.S. soldier deliberately kicked a prisoner's Koran.
*Prison guards threw water balloons in a cell block, causing a number of Korans to
get wet.
*A guard's urine splashed on a detainee and his Koran when the guard urinated
near an air vent and the wind blew his urine through the vent.
*An interrogator stepped on a Koran during an interrogation.
*An obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Koran.

Still, Pentagon officials said the problems were relatively minor and U.S. commanders have gone to great lengths to allow detainees to practice their religion. The White House also sought to downplay the report, with spokesman Scott McClellan saying, "It is unfortunate that some have chosen to take out of context a few isolated incidents by a few individuals." White House officials also noted that the investigation found 15 cases of detainees mishandling their own Korans, which they pointed out was three times as many incidents as those by guards.

5 incidents of Korans being mishandled by U.S. guards at Guantanamo. 15 cases of detainees mishandling their own Korans. Guess which one gets all the news coverage?
Did you know our government provided the detainees with these Korans? The solution to this problem is real simple no more Korans for prisoners. These are not US Citizens they are not afforded the same rights we enjoy.

Senator Joe Biden of Delaware, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Sunday (June 5th) that the United States needs to move toward shutting down the military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Speaking on ABC's This Week, Biden said of Guantanamo, "This has become the greatest propaganda tool that exists for recruiting of terrorists around the world. And it is unnecessary to be in that position." He proposed that an independent commission investigate Guantanamo and make recommendations, but still said that he thinks the end result should be shutting it down. He said, "Those that we have reason to keep, keep. And those we don't, let go," adding, "I think more Americans are in jeopardy as a consequence of the perception that exists worldwide with its existence than if there were no Gitmo."

Great idea Joe! Let's just cave. Where are we going to put the bad guys?

Friday, June 03, 2005

Today's Social Security Debate- This got downright ugly!

Author Michael A. Hiltzik stopped by The PC Show this morning to plug his book
The Plot Against Social Security : How the Bush Plan Is Endangering Our Financial Future. This guy should be the Disinformation Secretary in some Third World Country. He's heavily into denying reality. He claims Social Security is not a Ponzi Scheme despite evidence to the contrary in his own book. He claims the trust fund is solvent, despite the fact that there is no cash in it. A bunch of meaningless IOU's- backed up by the good faith and credit of the US Gov. he says. When I pointed to the success of privatization in Galveston, Texas he conveniently didn't know anything about it, go figure? We even argued over the definition of Socialism- the redistribution of wealth. Thank God I had plenty of Duct Tape in studio to prevent my head from exploding!

Social Security- could you do better under the Bush Plan? Plug in the numbers HERE.

"Hit Me Baby One More Time"

I can't believe I wasted an hour of my life watching this depressing show! I got sucked in hook, line and sinker only to be bitterly disappointed.

"Hit Me Baby One More Time," NBC's take-off on a British show that spotlights has-been musical acts of the Reagan years all competing against each other for cash prizes, to go to a charity of the winner's choice. They sing their original hit, after that they sing a new song, then the audience votes for the best act.

A flock of TV throwbacks

The '80s live on via "Hit Me Baby, One More Time." Here's the lineup for the first of three shows:

Loverboy: Cynically corporate Canadian rockers best known for the 1981 Joe Blow anthem "Working for the Weekend."

A Flock of Seagulls: Though they achieved worldwide fame with their early '80s synth-pop smash "I Ran," the most individual aspect of the group was the bizarre "waterfall" haircut sported by frontman Mike Score, hands down the worst 'do in salon history.

Arrested Development: Just what the world needs, PC hip hop. AD scored a No. 6 hit in 1992 with "Tennessee," joined by several other examples of touchy-feely rap.

Cece Peniston: She scored a classic with her ecstatic dance hit "Finally." But it proved to be her pop finale.

Tiffany: The mall queen of 1987 had the first No. 1 by a teenage girl with her debut album. It yielded an over-chewed cover of Tommy James' bubblegum classic "I Think We're Alone Now."

I don't know what was more depressing, seeing how A Flock of Seagulls had let themselves go(In case you're wondering they've been living under a bridge for the last 20 years)or watching the lead singer of Lover Boy try to stuff his rotund rear into a pair of leather pants? When the show was over I went into the kitchen looking for the grape koolaid. Alas, time waits for no man!

What is wrong with people?

'New AIDS' spreading among homosexual men
LGV cases in U.S., Canadian cities point to spike in anonymous sex acts

WorldNetDaily is reporting...

In an eerily similar way to how HIV/AIDS was first spread, a heretofore rare sexually transmitted disease some are calling the "new AIDS" is making its way through the male homosexual community in Canada and the U.S.

According to a report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, has been identified in 22 homosexual and bisexual men in Canada in recent months, all of whom practice risky sexual behavior including anal sex without a condom, ingesting the drug crystal meth anally and "fisting."

I'm sorry, call me old fashioned, but I think anal sex is a filthy practice. The product of a perverted mind. You don't go jamming drugs and fists up another persons rearend, something clearly marked exit, then act surprised when there are health consequences as a result of this aberrant behavior.

Since some are celebrating Gay Days in Orlando, FL and we have over 130,000 homosexual visitors I offered responsible members of the Homosexual community an opportunity to publicly denounce this irresponsible, destructive behavior. Sadly we had no takers.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Is it rude to speak Spanish in the workplace?

Wow! What a hot topic this was this morning. Most people who called the show said "Yes", even callers who identified themselves as Hispanic.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

W. Mark Felt(aka DeepThroat) Hero or Fink?

Deep Throat and Genocide
By Ben Stein

Re: The "news" that former FBI agent Mark Felt broke the law, broke his code of ethics, broke his oath and was the main source for Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward's articles that helped depose Richard Nixon, a few thoughts.

Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW's, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel's life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad? Read the rest HERE.