Friday, June 30, 2006

Couey Confession Tossed

Jessica Marie Lunsford

Judge: Couey confession out
The judge will allow evidence investigators collected after the confession involving the kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford.

A Citrus County judge ruled this morning that John Couey’s confession will not be allowed as evidence in Couey’s upcoming trial. However, the evidence that investigators collected after his confession -- most notably the recovery of Jessica Lunsford's body -- will be allowed as evidence. Moreover, the judge said that incriminating statements Couey made to investigators and, on another occasion, to a jail guard will be allowed as evidence.

Couey, 47, is accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing 9-year-old Jessica of Homosassa last year. The trial is scheduled to begin July 10.

The defense noted that Couey asked for but was not provided a lawyer multiple times during an interview with investigators in Georgia in March 2005. As a result, they argue, his confession was unlawfully obtained and should be excluded as evidence. Likewise, all evidence obtained after Couey’s statements is similarly tainted and ought not be used against Couey, the Public Defender’s Office argued.

But prosecutors said Couey’s requests, made during discussion of a possible polygraph examination, were ambiguous. They also noted that Couey had been advised of his rights numerous times before and after his request for a lawyer, and that he waived those rights at every turn.

The Rest Of The Story...

Saudi Men Who Got on School Bus Excused
TAMPA, Fla. -- Two Saudi men accused of boarding a school bus full of students won't be prosecuted if they complete a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders, the state attorney's office said Monday.

Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing after boarding the bus bound for Wharton High School on May 19. They told investigators they got on the bus because they wanted to visit the school and didn't know it was just for students.

At the time, the men gave conflicting reasons why they boarded the bus and were kept in jail for the weekend, police said. They were released after detectives determined they meant no harm, and immigration agents found that they were here legally.

The two men arrived in the country seven months ago on student visas and are enrolled at the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida, officials said.

Terms of the pretrial intervention program were not immediately available.
INSTEAD - "They have to write an essay in English documenting their experience," said state attorney's spokeswoman Pam Bondi, adding that it would "aid other students from other cultures" by showing them "what is allowable and acceptable in our country." Hat Tip to NEIN.

EXCLUSIVE Photo of Juan Lynum

Is it just me or does he look a lot like his mom? Juan could not be reached for comment!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Daisy Lynum can't help herself

"In the last week, I have been called (expletive) more times than I have ever been called probably in my life for calling a white boy a white boy," Lynum said. "Now, when did that become a racial slur."

Racial Profiling Controversy: Lynum Speaks Out

Orlando City Commissioner Daisy Lynum attended a forum on race in the criminal
justice system Wednesday.

While there, she responded to accusations that she made a racist comment to the police department.

The controversy stems from an incident last month when Lynum's son was pulled over by an Orlando Police Officer.

Juan Lynum immediately called his mother, and told her he thought he was being racially profiled.

Lynum says she immediately made some calls, including one to Orlando Police Chief Michael McCoy.

She was then quoted in the Orlando Sentinel as talking about a "white boy" police officer.

At Wednesday night's forum, Lynum says she will not apologize for the comment -- and that it was not a racial slur.

Lynum says at this point she quote “doesn't care if Chief McCoy stays or goes.”

She says she'll continue pushing for the police department to get cameras and audio equipment installed in Orlando Police cars.

She says it would help keep better track of how people are treated during traffic stops.

Daisy also claimed that Blacks CAN'T be racists! Also, she said WHITE BOY is not a racial slur.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Rush and the little blue pill.

Rush Limbaugh was held for more than three hours at Florida's Palm Beach International Airport Monday (June 26th) on his way back from the Dominican Republic after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials found a bottle of Viagra in his luggage that wasn't prescribed to him. A spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the bottle instead had the name of two doctors. Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black, said in a statement that a doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was, quote, "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes." Limbaugh reached a deal with prosecutors last month under which charges of illegally getting several doctors to write him painkiller prescriptions -- called "doctor shopping" -- would be dismissed after 18 months if he submits to random drug tests and continues treatment for his addiction to painkillers.

Do you think the Immigration and Customs officials focused on searching Limbaugh's luggage because of the painkiller charges, something they might not have done so thoroughly in the past?

Should the information about what the drug was have been made public by authorities, considering it's a sensitive issue and concerns someone's prescribed medication?

Do you think Limbaugh has been unfairly targeted in this incident and with the past doctor-shopping charge because of his politics and fame?

Are Labor Camps a bad idea?

Arizona lawmakers Senator John McCain and U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe criticized a fellow Republican Friday (June 23rd) who's running for governor for saying he thinks illegal immigrants should be held in camps and used as labor to construct a wall along the southern border and, quote, "clean the areas of the Arizona desert they're polluting." Don Goldwater, nephew of the late Senator Barry Goldwater -- a conservative Republican icon -- complained that his comments were taken out of context. He said he was calling for a work program for convicted nonviolent felons similar to what's done in state and local jails. However, McCain and Kolbe called Goldwater's comments, quote, "deeply offensive," and called on state Republicans not to vote for him in the September GOP primary.

What do you think of Goldwater wanting to set up camps for illegal immigrants and use them as labor to build a border wall and clean the desert?

Amendment Banning Flag-Burning Fails in Senate By One Vote

A constitutional amendment that would ban flag-burning or any other desecration of the American flag fell one vote short of the two-thirds needed to pass the Senate yesterday (June 27th). The House had gotten more than the two-thirds required with a 286-130 vote last year, and if the Senate had passed the President Bush-backed amendment, it would have gone to the states for ratification. The 66-34 vote came after two days of debate on the proposed amendment, which was first proposed in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in 1989 and 1990 that flag burning and other desecration of the flag is protected free speech. The last time the Senate considered the amendment, in 2000, it fell four votes short.

Amendment opponents said that not matter how distasteful they found burning the flag, banning it would violate the First Amendment. Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a World War Two Medal of Honor winner, said, "While I take offense at disrespect to the flag, I nonetheless believe it is my continued duty as a veteran, as an American citizen, and as a United States senator to defend the constitutional right of protesters to use the flag in nonviolent speech." Some Democrats also complained that the congressional Republican majority had brought up this issue now for political purposes ahead of the midterm elections this fall.

Rep. King Wants Criminal Charges Against Papers That Reported Financial-Monitoring Program

GOP Rep. Peter King of New York, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is urging the Justice Department to bring criminal charges against the publishers, editors and reporters at newspapers that reported late last week on a secret program to monitor international financial transactions. Although the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times all published the story, King focused his anger on the New York Times, telling the Associated Press, "We're at war, and for the Times to release information about secret operations and methods is treasonous." He said that although all three papers published the story, greater focus should be on the New York Times because it also published a story last December that revealed a secret wiretapping program. He charged the paper is, quote, "more concerned about a left-wing elitist agenda than it is about the security of the American people."

Under the program that was begun soon after 9/11, the U.S. Treasury Department works with the CIA to analyze financial information from the Belgium-based database Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), which handles message traffic from thousands of financial institutions in more than 200 countries. The database mostly has information on wire transfers and other methods of moving money in and out of the U.S., and officials said most Americans wouldn't come under scrutiny unless they were transferring or receiving money from abroad. Under the program, investigators have to give the name of someone they suspect of having terrorist links, which officials say prevents fishing expeditions.

The Bush administration had urged the newspapers not to publish the story or to withhold details if they did, but the New York Times cited executive editor Bill Keller as saying editors, quote, "remain convinced that the administration's access to this vast repository of international financial data, however carefully targeted use of it may be, is a matter of public interest." And Los Angeles Times editor Dean Baquet said the newspaper felt it was, quote, "in the best public interest to publish information about the extraordinary reach of this program."


Bush Calls Media Disclosure of Finance Monitoring Program 'Disgraceful'

President Bush joined in the criticism Monday (June 26th) of the disclosure of a secret program that allows the U.S. access to an extensive international financial database, calling the revelation, quote, "disgraceful." Bush said, "The fact that a newspaper disclosed it makes it harder to win this war on terror." In fact, three newspapers -- the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times -- all reported the story late last week, but Republican criticism has focused on the New York Times, which last December also revealed that the National Security Agency had been conducting warrantless surveillance of the calls and e-mails of people with suspected terrorist ties.

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow called the disclosure a, quote, "highly unusual departure" from the practice of newspapers honoring the secrecy of classified matters during wartime. He said, "The New York Times and other news organizations ought to think long and hard about whether a public's right to know, in some cases, might overwrite somebody's right to live, and whether, in fact, the publications of these could place in jeopardy the safety of fellow Americans."

New York Times executive editor Bill Keller defended the decision to publish the story about the post-9/11 anti-terrorism program, which is meant to monitor financial transactions into and out of the U.S., saying the paper had spent weeks discussing whether to publish the story with the administration. But, he explained, " ... some officials who have been involved in these programs have spoken to the Times about their discomfort over the legality of the government's actions and over the adequacy of oversight." He said, "We believe the Times and others in the press have served the public interest by accurately reporting on these programs so the public can have an informed view of them."

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Join me in welcoming Mike Schiano as he sits in for me.

Michelle Malkin Vents on The Dixie Chicks

A few days ago Natalie Maines(the fat one) was speaking to a reporter for the London Telegraph when the subject of their problems back home came up. She decided to share her thoughts on patriotism:

"The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism. Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country... I don't see why people care about patriotism."

When a chick like this starts shooting off at the mouth you get out of the way and give her all the rope she needs to hang herself.

Here Michelle Malkin Vent HERE.

Iraqi official says bodies of missing GIs found

Signs of 'barbaric' torture; U.S. military awaiting positive ID from DNA

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The bodies of two U.S. soldiers reported captured last week have been found and the men appear to have been “killed in a barbaric way,” a senior Iraqi general said Tuesday. A statement posted on a militant Islamic Web site said the two men were killed by the new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.

U.S. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said the remains, found late Monday by American troops, were believed to be those of Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, of Houston, and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker, 25, of Madras, Ore.
Doug Hagmann from NEIN has the latest HERE.

New US church leader says homosexuality no sin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly elected leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Monday she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.

Jefferts Schori, bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church. the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. She will formally take office later this year.

Interviewed on CNN, Jefferts Schori was asked if it was a sin to be homosexual.

"I don't believe so. I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us," she said.

"Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender."

Jefferts Schori's election seemed certain to exacerbate splits within a Episcopal Church that is already deeply divided over homosexuality with several dioceses and parishes threatening to break away.

It could also widen divisions with other Anglican communities, including the Church of England, which do not allow women bishops.

Welcome to Cafeteria style Christianity. What would you like on your plate? I guess Fr. Butch never cracked open the New Testament.Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1 Timothy 1:10. Of the three, the most significant is Romans 1 because it deals with homosexuality within the larger cultural context.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

Gallagher admits to 27-year-old affair and marijuana use

Tampabays10 is reporting...

Tallahassee, Florida - Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Gallagher admitted that he used marijuana as a young man Monday.

During a conference call with reporters, Gallagher also admitted to cheating on his first wife, and breaking into her home to retrieve a dog during their messy divorce.

Gallagher is currently the state's chief financial officer. He made the announcement after The Tampa Tribune obtained transcripts from his 27-year-old divorce proceedings.

The documents reportedly detailed the incidents. Gallagher said the paper contacted his campaign over the weekend.

The documents are partial transcripts from hearings during his 1979 divorce from Ann Louise Gallagher. At the time he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives.

The 62-year-old reportedly told the Tallahassee Democrat his life and political leanings turned around when remarried and became a Christian in 1998.

Currently, Gallagher is seeking to align his campaign with the Republican Party's most ardent, socially conservative voters.
Will this matter to voters? Should it matter to voters? Is it a character issue? What does it say about the TRUST factor?

Monday, June 19, 2006

You're FIRED!

Black employees at a Six Flags America amusement park in Maryland say they've been banned from wearing ethnic hairstyles.
Six Flags Bans Hairstyles

The real issue is whether private employers have the right to institute a dress code. I say yes!
If you don't like the rules hit the rode!

An art teacher at Austin High School in Texas is fighting to keep her job after topless photos of her were found on the Internet. The photos of Tamara Hoover, which show her in the shower, lifting weights, getting dressed, in bed, and doing other routine activities, were posted on by her partner. Hoover says the photos are art, and isn't apologizing. But the school district says the photos are inappropriate and violate the, quote, "higher moral standard" expected of public school teachers. The district wants to revoke her teaching certification, which would keep her from teaching in Texas permanently. Hoover will appeal the ruling, and said she's ready to take the case to court.

Do you think Hoover should be fired, and, further, lose her teaching certification, for these topless photos on the Internet?

Do you believe public school teachers should be held to a higher moral standard? Are topless photos immoral?

Study: Motorcycle Fatalities Soar After Helmet Law Repeal

Local6 is reporting...

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Motorcycle fatalities involving riders without helmets have soared in the nearly six years since Gov. Jeb Bush repealed the state's mandatory helmet law, a newspaper reported Sunday.

A Florida Today analysis of federal motorcycle crash statistics found "unhelmeted" deaths in Florida rose from 22 deaths in 1998 and 1999, the years before the helmet law repeal, to 250 deaths in 2004, the most recent data available.

By comparison, Florida logged 270 deaths of riders without helmets during the 1990s, when riding without a helmet was illegal, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

Total motorcycle deaths in the state have increased 67 percent from 259 in 2000 to 432 in 2004, statistics show.

Records also show a corresponding rise in the popularity of motorcycles in the Sunshine State. Motorcycle registrations have increased 87 percent in Florida since Bush signed the helmet law repeal on July 1, 2000.

Does Jeb need to reinstate the helmet law?

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Update on the Pendleton 8

Shackles removed from confined Marines, sailor

Lawyers: Threats Used Against Marines

Lynum's son alleges profiling by police

The Sentinel is reporting...

He called his mother after he was pulled over for a traffic stop last month.(30 years old and calling Mommy?)

A traffic stop involving the son of a city commissioner has resulted in accusations of racial profiling and an investigation of whether he received special treatment by a cop assigned to City Hall.

Orange County Commission candidate Juan Lynum sparked the uproar when he telephoned his mother, Orlando Commissioner Daisy Lynum, as he was getting pulled over by police last month in Parramore. Juan and Daisy Lynum, who are black, both said they feared he was in danger from the white officer.

"The fear was there because of my history and experience of racial profiling," said Juan Lynum, 30, an attorney. "I can't remember all the names of the black men across the country who have been shot even though they posed no threat to the police officer."
Priceless quote...

"There was no problem with a ticket," Commissioner Lynum said. "I just didn't want some white boy shooting my son or tasing him."

Friday, June 16, 2006

North American Union Already Starting to Replace USA

From HumanEvents...

In March 2005 at their summit meeting in Waco, Tex., President Bush, President Fox and Prime Minister Martin issued a joint statement announced the creation of the “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America” (SPP). The creation of this new agreement was never submitted to Congress for debate and decision. Instead, the U.S. Department of Commerce merely created a new division under the same title to implement working groups to advance a North American Union working agenda in a wide range of areas, including: manufactured goods, movement of goods, energy, environment, e-commerce, financial services, business facilitation, food and agriculture, transportation, and health.

Jerome R. Corsi joins me Monady at 8AM with details.

Osceola schools candidate blasts illegal migrants

Local6 is reporting...

An Osceola County School Board candidate is under fire Thursday after writing a letter to a newspaper blasting illegal immigrants, saying "I want to get rid of these third world people."

Eduardo Montalvo, 46, is running for the school board seat in District 1 -- an area heavily populated by Hispanics.

The Venezuelan-born candidate wrote that illegal immigrants "constitute an attack force from the third world against America," according to the report.

TEXT of the Letter HERE.

B.J. Jackson a Real American Hero

B.J. is a remarkable military husband who stopped by to discuss how he has recovered from serious battle injuries suffered fighting the War on Terror while caring for his growing family.

National Guardsman B.J. Jackson and his wife Abby enjoyed just two days of wedded bliss before B.J. was activated to duty in Iraq. While stationed in Baghdad, B.J. lost both his legs when his Humvee hit a landmine and then was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Upon his return to the states, the couple faced the new challenges head on as Abby devotedly tended to B.J. while raising their two young daughters. From carrying him around to bathing him, she was his support system and he was her inspiration.

Thanks to B.J.’s will to survive, Abby’s care and their commitment to each other, the couple recently welcomed a newborn son into the world. B.J. is now inspiring fellow military families as a spokesman for the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, a non-profit that provides assistance to severely wounded U.S. service-members who have served in the War on Terror.

Larry Johnson: “No Wonder Rove’s Mom Killed Herself”

Sacrificing Our Troops on the Altar of Republican Politics
Larry C Johnson
Leave it to the Porcine Draft Dodger–Karl Rove–to impugn the character of combat veterans. Can’t blame him for trotting out the same playbook that worked so well in 2004 against the candidacy of John Kerry. If it worked once it should work again.

Of course I am referring to Karl’s speech Tuesday night to Republicans in New Hampshire. According to a piece in Wednesday’s Washington Post:

In a speech to New Hampshire Republican officials here Monday night, the White House deputy chief of staff attacked Democrats who have criticized the U.S. war effort in Iraq, such as Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) and Rep. John P. Murtha (Pa.), who he said advocate "cutting and running."

"They may be with you for the first shots," Rove said of such opponents. "But they’re not going . . . to be with you for the tough battles."
Karl is a shameless bastard. Small wonder his mother killed herself. Once she discovered what a despicable soul she had spawned she apparently saw no other way out. It would be one thing if his vile tactics were simply mere smears of politicians like Kerry and Murtha. They are big boys and should be able to defend themselves quite ably against this turd.

Remember, this is our one party media’s favorite expert on all things CIA and Wilson/Plame.

The last time we heard from crazy Larry, he was vouching for Jason Leopold’s scoop about Rove’s indictment by citing his pal the unimpeachable Joe Wilson.

Tell me again why there is such a fuss about Ann Coulter? Hat Tip to Lucianne

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Operation Mount and Thrust

Coalition cracks down on Taliban

MORE than 10,000 Afghan and coalition forces have begun a massive anti-Taliban operation across southern Afghanistan, the largest offensive since the 2001 invasion that toppled the former regime, the US military said yesterday.

As the offensive began, a bomb ripped through a minibus taking people to work at a coalition-run airport in the southern city of Kandahar, killing 10 of them and wounding 15.

It was the highest civilian death toll in months of regular attacks, most blamed on militants fighting for the extremist Taliban movement, which claimed responsibility for yesterday's attack.

The military offensive - dubbed Operation Mountain Thrust - is part of a major push to squeeze Taliban fighters responsible for a spate of ambushes and suicide attacks.

Who picks the names for these operations? It conjures up all sorts of images of berkas flying everywhere. Hide your camels the Americans are coming! They're hoping to penetrate enemy territory. Looking for a quick withdrawal. Friday the latest on operation Cherry Picker.

4 Orange County Schools Earn 'F' Grades

Jones High School makes it 5 years in a row, very impressive! I'll say one thing "they are consistent". Join me next year, same Pat time, same Pat channel as they return to defend their title and pick up #6.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

FEMA Funds Spent on Divorce, Sex Change

Yes, your tax dollars hard at work!
WASHINGTON - Houston divorce lawyer Mark Lipkin says he can't recall anyone paying for his services with a FEMA debit card, but congressional investigators say one of his clients did just that.

The $1,000 payment was just one example cited in an audit that concluded that up to $1.4 billion - perhaps as much as 16 percent of the billions of dollars in assistance expended after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - was spent for bogus reasons.

FEMA also could not establish that 750 debit cards worth $1.5 million even went to Katrina victims, the auditors said.

Among the items purchased with the cards:

_An all-inclusive, one-week Caribbean vacation in the Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic.

_Five season tickets to New Orleans Saints professional football games.

_Adult erotica products in Houston and "Girls Gone Wild" videos in Santa Monica, Calif.

_Dom Perignon champagne and other alcoholic beverages in San Antonio.

House lawmakers take $3,300 pay raise

WASHINGTON- Despite record low approval ratings, House lawmakers Tuesday embraced a $3,300 pay raise that would increase their salaries to $168,500.

The 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) would be the seventh straight for members of the House and Senate. Lawmakers easily squelched an attempt by Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, to get a direct vote to block the increase, which is automatically awarded unless lawmakers vote to block it.

At first glance $168,500 sounds like a lot of money. Take 40% right off the top for Uncle Sam and you're down to a meagerr $101,000. Could you support two households on that income, one in Orlando and one in D.C.? I couldn't! These guys are underpaid.


A random poll conducted at the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum has shed some light on our ignorance when it comes to the First Amendment. Of the 1,000 Americans polled, only one person was able to name the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Shockingly, or not, 20% were able to name all five family members on The Simpsons. (Playboy)

But counting the Five Freedoms is confusing, after all: the Bill of Rights has 10 amendments, but the First Amendment covers 5 freedoms. And the wording of the First Amendment only mention 2 "freedoms" as such (speech and press), plus 2 "rights" (assembly and petition); and religion gets mentioned twice (no establishment of it, no prohibition of it), but only counts as one "freedom":

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Mike Gallagher and Joey Vento the owner of Geno's Steaks in Philadelphia joined me on the show today.

Mike Gallagher broadcasting live from Geno's Steaks in Philadelphia on Wednesday;

Store owner is threatened with legal action for requiring customers to speak English

Mike Gallagher, host of the nationally-syndicated MIKE GALLAGHER SHOW, will originate his program from Geno's Steaks in Philadelphia tomorrow morning (Wednesday, June 14th.) The landmark South Philly cheese-steak restaurant has generated national headlines because owner Joey Vento has posted a sign in his business stating: "This is America...when ordering SPEAK ENGLISH."

Philadelphia's city Commission on Human Relations has filed a discrimination complaint against Geno's Steaks because of Vento's sign; a Commission spokesman contends the eatery is discriminatory, and we are concerned about the image of Philadelphia," he said.

Vento counters that, in his view, "it is an immigrant's duty to learn the language," and he told listeners to THE MIKE GALLAGHER SHOW earlier today that he will "board-up" his business rather than take the sign down.

National talk show hosts including Mike Gallagher and Rush Limbaugh have rallied to Vento's defense, and the Philadelphia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says that Vento has a right to express his opinions, regardless of how offensive they might be. (Other legal experts suggest that his particular message might cross the line because of specific laws intended to make so-called public accommodations available to everyone.)

"Anytime you can get me and the ACLU on the same side of an issue, that's national news," Gallagher contends.

Gallagher will host his national programm from the same location. Listen tonight 6:00 to 9:00PM ET on 540WFLA

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

CBS Poll Finds Zarqawi's Death Has Had Little Impact on Americans' Opinions

The constant barrage of negative spin on Zarqawi's death and attempts to minimize it's impact seem to be working. Bravo MSM!

A CBS News poll out Monday (June 12th) found that the death of al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has had little impact on Americans' opinions of the war and the job President Bush is doing. The poll, which was taken over the weekend after the world learned about Zarqawi's death last week in a targeted U.S. bombing, found:

*Half of Americans think the level of violence in Iraq won't be affected by Zarqawi's death, while 30 percent believe it will actually lead to more attacks against U.S. forces and just 16 percent think the level of violence will decrease.

*55 percent of Americans still say the war in Iraq is going badly for the U.S.

*Bush's job approval is at 33 percent, down from 35 percent last month, and his approval for the handling of the war in Iraq is unchanged at 33 percent.

*In some positive news, 60 percent now say it's somewhat or very likely the U.S. will ultimately be successful in Iraq, up 5 percentage points since last month.

Cash for Kidneys?

Here's a modest proposal from libertarian commentator Virginia Postrel: if hospitals are continually having a hard time finding donor kidneys, why not pay cash for kidneys? If an adult consents to selling an organ he or she doesn't need, and the transaction ends up saving a life, should the government be preventing it?

Family Movie Receives ‘PG’ Rating For Having Too Much Religious Content

The world has taken another turn for the bizarre. CNSNews reported on Friday (hat tip to NB reader RJ) that a new family movie about football, “Facing the Giants,” has been given a “PG” rating by the Motion Picture Association of America apparently for having too much religious content.

Too much religious content? Are you kidding me?

David Thibault, Editor in Chief of Cybercast News joins me with details... Click

John Stemberger from the Florida Family Policy Council joins me to discuss


Pro-Gay Jacksonville FL "Church" Sponsors Website Which Publishes
Home Addresses of Voters Who Signed Petitions

(ORLANDO, FL) On Monday, June 12, 2006, gay activist leaders in the state of Massachusetts working with a small pro-gay church in Jacksonville, FL launched a website which attempts to list the residential home addresses of all the voters who signed the petition of the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment by to define marriage between one man and a one woman.

The "Christ Church of Peace" incorporated in 2001 appears to be a small group of about 60 supporters located in Jacksonville Florida that is taking responsibility for the website which lists petition signers in 40 of the 67 counties. In March of this year, the gay rights group Equality Florida also opened an office in Jacksonville.

The founder of the "" website franchise is Tom Lang, a gay activist married to a man under Massachusetts law. On his website, Lang states that petition drives like the one sponsors are "an act of violence against the gay community." Other than Massachusetts, Florida is the only other state listed on the main website which claims it will try and go to other states with this idea.

The website calls itself a "ministry of the church" claiming its purpose is to "initiate an open and meaningful conversation" and "check for possible fraud". This statement is ironic because homosexual activists around the country have not been known for their reasoned dialogue and fair play. To the contrary, many pro family leaders argue that an integral part of the gay agenda is to intimidate and silence anyone who disagrees with them. Some believe the site could actually help marriage amendment supporters find out which of their neighbors have not yet signed the petition and then hand deliver one.

John Stemberger, State Chairman of said "This is a sad and desperate tactic by gay activists in Massachusetts to reach into the sunshine state and try and intimidate a half million Florida voters that signed the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment." Stemberger said, "Their website was a bad idea in Mass. and it is an even worse idea in conservative Florida. I predict this will backfire and will further motivate Florida citizens to finish the job and then head to the 2008 election." Stemberger also stated, "Imagine what would happen if a conservative church group posted online the home address of every gay-identified citizen in Florida? It would be decried as a witch hunt and an un-Christian hateful attempt to mark gays like pedophiles... This appears to be the only tactic available to a small group of extremists who are losing in the market place of ideas of our representative democracy." Read the Boston Globe Story HERE: is pushing forward this summer with its campaign to collect the remaining number of petitions needed to get the amendment on the ballot in 2008-- which is about 120,000 more needed to date. Churches supporting the effort are highly encouraged to do one final collection effort during services by the end of July. Visit for more information.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Compassion Kills? - Political Commentary

A Fable For Our Time

There is an old story of a woodsman who was walking on the morning of the season`s first freeze. He stumbled on a snake, unmoving and almost frozen stiff. The woodsman recognized the snake to be highly poisonous and considered using his ax to kill the snake.

But then he thought, `man is supposed to be steward to the earth`s creatures. Surely, this poisonous snake serves a purpose here in the woods. I`ll keep it alive so that it can return to the woods.` With compassion, he lifted the snake and took it back to his cabin.

Laying the snake close to the hearth, the woodsman sat back. Gradually, the snake warmed and began moving. The woodsman didn`t notice the snake until he felt fangs ripping his flesh. Falling to the floor, dying, the woodsman asked, ``I helped you, I saved your life and kept you from freezing to death: why did you strike me?`` As he drew his last gasp, he heard, ``You knew what I was when you brought me in.``

There is much that can be analyzed in this old fable. Many things could have been done differently. Some would not have put the woodsman at risk. Regardless, the action was prompted by a feeling of compassion. The woodsman`s unbridled compassion led to a negative outcome. Many compassion based decisions have failed to produce positive results or even produced adverse outcomes, especially when compassionate decisions attempt to micro-manage life. The exercise of compassion through unfunded mandates and arbitrary directives has proved ruinous.

Read the rest at Ipsism

SUMMARY:Institutional compassion, despite it`s intended good consequences, is often more harmful than beneficial when allowed to progress unchecked. This is particularly true when remote micro-management is imposed.

*Government may want to compassionately provide for segments of the population but must temper that compassion with the realization that demand is insatiable.

*Compassion which usurps another often generates unintended consequences.

*When a program becomes so consumptive as to threaten the sustainability of the country, there should be a provision to ameliorate the unintended consequences.

*When compassion leads to minimalist execution of operations, the objective will be delayed or lost.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Student Slams Classmates in Graduation Speech

U.S.: 3 Guantanamo Inmates Commit Suicide (AP)

Hey it's a start!

The Gun Toting Liberal: The “right” is going to be all over this, shouting “Hallelujia”. The “left” is going to be all over this, shoutin...

"Any man's death diminishes me"-Michael Berg

He's getting smaller by the minute!

Why the Social Networking Backlash WILL Happen

A generation is about to learn the hard way about the downside of posting your entire life online. An article in the Times shows the tip of the iceberg:

Many companies that recruit on college campuses have been using search engines like Google and Yahoo to conduct background checks on seniors looking for their first job. But now, college career counselors and other experts say, some recruiters are looking up applicants on social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Xanga and Friendster, where college students often post risqué or teasing photographs and provocative comments about drinking, recreational drug use and sexual exploits in what some mistakenly believe is relative privacy.
Young people may be naive but they are not stupid.

The generation just hitting puberty will watch the class ahead of them get screwed out of college admissions and job offers as a result of too much online social networking.

And they won’t make the same mistake. Hat Tip to Publishing 2.0

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Glorification of Child Predators

Mary and Vili: A love like no other?In their first network primetime television interview since their wedding, Mary Kay LeTourneau and Vili Fualaau reveal exclusively to Dateline's Josh Mankiewicz that they plan to have another baby and that she wants to return to teaching in 2006.

Interview with Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili FualaauAired June 5, 2006 - 21:00 ET

Cervical cancer vaccine creates ethical debate

Cervical cancer vaccine creates ethical debate as to whether parents will want their daughters treated for STD's prior to becoming sluts.

We'll get into this one Monday morning as well.


Test Given To Students Asked "Do You Like Ordinary Sex?"

Teacher Disciplined For "Racy" Test Given To Students

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- School officials disciplined a middle school teacher fordistributing a reportedly "racy" personality test during a summer orientation.

"I didn't really think it was that bad, but it was that bad," said Harry Huff, who learned about the test from his son. Huff met with the principal of Madison Middle School on Tuesday.

The test contained more than 200 questions and was designed to measure "strong-mindedness." Some were ordinary questions like "Would you like to learn to be a pilot?" or "Do you dislike spicy food?"

But there were at least five questions some parents, including Huff, found fault with. Those questions asked things like "Do you like ordinary sex?" or "Would you take part in an orgy?"

Madison Middle's principal Joan Sparks said it all came down to a bad mistake. She said an inexperienced teacher named Ms. Williams didn't read all of the questions on the test before giving it to 34 students.

"You always need to read everything," said Sparks.

Still, some parents like Rachel Quillen wondered if other questions like "Do you sometimes have cruel fantasies?" might have signaled that the personality test meant for entertainment was not one that belonged at a middle school.

"If she can't make a judgment call that these questions aren't appropriate for 12 or 13 years old, then I don't want her teaching my child," said Quillen.
I'm talking about it Monday with you!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Richard Miniter joined me at 7AM to discuss Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq who waged a bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings, was killed when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safehouse.

Richard Miniter who is currently writing a biography on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi for Simon & Schuster.

Richard Miniter discussed the following:

Near the reckage of Zarqawi's safehouse, Iraqi police found a box of nine human heads. There were more heads that were found prior to this event near Zarqawi's location in the past week.

Why Zarqawi can't be replaced.

Zarqawi's video DID NOT lead to his capture -- but a Sunni informer did.

Zarqawi's death probably means the end of suicide bombings in Iraq -- although other attacks with continue.

New York Times best-selling author and terrorism expert Richard Miniter, author of Losing Bin Laden, Shadow War: How America is Winning the War on Terror and most recent release, "Disinformation: 22 Media Myths that Undermine the War on Terror." Miniter is a former writer for the Wall Street Journal and the Sunday Times (of London).

Harris loses 4th chief of staff in a year!

How many rats have to jump off a ship before you realize it's sinking?

The latest to leave, Fred Asbell, will serve as a consultant to the U.S. Senate campaign.

Enough with Michael Berg...

Victim's son praises terrorist's death Paul Johnson III, whose father, Paul Johnson Jr., was beheaded by al-Qaida terrorists in Saudi Arabia, welcomed news of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death. See complete story

No soup for you!

Famous Philly Cheesesteak Spot Demanding That Customers Order in English

Geno's Steaks, one of Philadelphia's best-known cheesesteak emporiums, is drawing controversy for its policy that customers must order in English. Joseph Vento, the 66-year-old owner of the South Philly landmark, posted signs about six months ago saying, "This is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING 'SPEAK ENGLISH.'" He said he did it amid concerns over immigration reform and the increasing number of customers who couldn't speak English.

Vento told AP, "They don't know how lucky they are. All we're asking them to do is learn the English language. We're out to help these people, but they've got to help themselves too." However, he said his staff is glad to help non-native speakers order in English, and has never turned someone away for not being able to speak the language. Vento, himself the son of Sicilian immigrants, said he's gotten lots of criticism and even threats, but plans to stand his ground. A Hispanic neighborhood association called Juntos told AP they plan to send people to Geno's to try to order in Spanish and may pursue court action depending on what happens.

Some of those involved in Philadelphia tourism are wary of Geno's policy. Meryl Levitz, president and chief executive of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp., told AP, "I certainly wouldn't want a national audience to think it represented all of the wonderful cheesesteak makers in the whole city. This isn't representative of the Philadelphia attitude."

Nuclear attack in New York on June 9 or 10?

Take this with a big grain of salt...

The Lord's Witnesses press release is headlined: "Bible Scholars Predict an 85 Percent Probability of a Nuclear Terrorist Attack on the UN Complex in Manhattan on June 9 or 10."

If it wasn't enough worrying about all the baby anti-Christs being born today(6/6/06), now there is religious group claiming that a nuclear attack could be launched on New York before the weekend.

"The Lords’ Witnesses in all seriousness therefore beg everyone in NYC of any religious or anti religious persuasion whatsoever, who has faith that God can predict the future, to leave NYC before the second weekend in June and, if interested, to read all about our great Biblical understandings from some other place! And more to the point, at some time after that weekend," a press release from The Lord's Witnesses reads.

Army Lieutenant Refuses to Go to Iraq, Could Face Jail Time

Army 1st Lieutenant Ehren Watada is refusing to deploy to Iraq with his unit later this month, believing the war is illegal and immoral, and says he's prepared to accept the consequences, including a possible jail term. Watada said, "We have violated American law. We can't break laws in order to fight terrorism." He believes intelligence on whether Iraq had WMDs was manipulated, quote, "to fit a policy that was already implemented prior to 9/11," and also spoke about what he said is mistreatment of the Iraqi people.

Watada did not apply for conscientious objector status, saying he's only against the war in Iraq and would in fact be willing to serve in Afghanistan or elsewhere. He sent a letter to his command in January saying he felt he couldn't go to Iraq, and months later resubmitted his request to resign. However, the request was denied, because the Army said Watada's unit is in a stop-loss category, and he hasn't fulfilled his service obligation. Watada joined the Army in March 2003, and his commission requires that he serve as an active-duty officer until December.

Do you believe a soldier should be able to refuse to deploy if he believes the war is illegal and/or immoral?

**EXCLUSIVE**The first of Zarqawi's 72 virgins

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Navy Corpsman and Marines Convicted without a Trial

The SubReport has some disturbing news about the soldiers accused of the killings in Haditha.

They are sitting at Camp Pendleton in confinement shackled at the hands, waist and in leg Irons and being threatened with the death penality. The Terrorist at Club Gitmo get 10 times better treatment than those of our own military. I wonder how the military intends to keep its retention up when those that are engaged in the war do not have the backing of its superiors or politicians when something does not go quite as planned on any given day, or the media decides to hype up something that may or may not have happened just to stir the political pot up a little bit. Common sense tells me this is not the way to treat our soldiers and sailors when they have been charged awaiting possible charges on criminal conduct. Shackles and Leg Irons? Lord help us all.

Here is a link to the wife of the Navy Corpsman website. If you feel the way the government or military has conducted itself towards this Sailor or Marines is unjustified, you might be compelled to help out with the defense fund.

The Patriot Defense Fund

Did Ann Coulter cross the line or did she hit the nail on the head?

In her new book, conservative flame-thrower Ann Coulter slams the 9/11 widows who have been critical of the Bush administration. She writes: "These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted like as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing Bush was part of the closure process. These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-parrazis. I have never seen people enjoying their husband's death so much."

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

People Prone to Angry Oubursts May Have Intermittent Explosive Disorder

The road rager blaring his horn at you on the highway may not be a jerk at all, but could be suffering from something called intermittent explosive disorder (IED), which a new study from the National Institute of Health says is much more common than had been realized, affecting 5 to 7 percent of Americans. Dr. Emil Coccaro, chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago's medical school, told AP, "People think it's bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don't know ... is that there's a biology and cognitive science to this."

IED, which usually first appears in adolescence, involves multiple outbursts that are way out of proportion to the situation, often including threats, aggressive action and property damage. But although things like road rage, attacks of temper that involve throwing or breaking things, and even spousal abuse can be caused by IED, not everyone who does those things has the disorder. IED involves inadequate production of functioning of the mood-regulating chemical serotonin in the brain, and treatment with antidepressants can help, along with behavior therapy similar to anger management.

Watch Ann Coulter Manhandle Matt Lauer

The first example came in the the context of President Bush's current push for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit gay marriage. The liberal mantra on his initiative, as exemplified by Ann Curry's performance on yesterday's Today, is that this is a cynical political ploy and a waste of time when there are myriad 'real' issues out there to be addressed.

Right out of the box, Lauer invited Ann to buy into that logic:

"David Gregory said if you ask people what they care about they say Iraq and gas prices. Gay marriages are way down on the list, but that's what the president is talking about and what the Senate is taking up. Why?"

Coulter would have none of it:

"I don't know what people are talking about or how David Gregory knows that. But I do know that gay marriage amendments have been put on the ballots in about 20 states now and passed by far larger numbers than Bush won the election by."

Matt then hit Ann with a classic exemplar of perceived liberal truth - the musings of a WaPo columnist. Lauer:

"Here's how E.J. Dionne puts it in the Washington Post: 'The Republican party thinks its base of social conservatives is a nest of dummies who have no memories and respond like bulls whenever red flags are waved in their faces.' Do you agree with that?

Coulter: "That the base are dummies or that Bush thinks that?"

Lauer: "That he can wave a red flag and they will run to the polls to respond to him?"

Coulter: "They don't need to respond to him. He's not running again."

Lauer: "They want the voters to turnout in the mid-term elections. They don't want to lose control of the congress."

Coulter: "Maybe they want to do what the voters want. Whatever you can say about whether or not Bush has a mandate, the mandate against gay marriage is pretty strong. It passed by like 85 percent in Mississippi. Even in Oregon, and that was the state that the groups supporting gay marriage fixated on and outspent their opponents by like 40:1, it passed even there. There is a mandate against gay marriage."

Lauer: "Do you think George Bush in his heart really cares strongly about that issue?"

Coulter: "I don't know what anybody cares in his heart."

Lauer: "Would you take a guess?"

Coulter: "I know what Americans think because they keep voting, over and over and over again overwhelmingly they reject gay marriage. So why is that a bad thing for politicians to respond to what is overwhelmingly a mandate?"

Ann's rejection of Lauer's liberal logic was again on devastating display a bit later in the interview. Lauer suggested that Pres. Bush's low approval ratings are attributable to Iraq. That in turn engendered the following exchange.

Coulter: "I don't think so. That's the one thing he is doing right and that the Democrats are incapable of doing. That is fighting the war on terror."

Lauer: "But I am talking about the war with Iraq, not the war on terror."

Coulter: "I consider them the same thing. We didn't invade Guatemala."

Cue the rim shot!

Ann Coulter will be on my show Friday morning talking about her new book.

Hat Tip to Mark Finkelstein's blog

Study: Minority Children Drown More Than Whites

WESH 2 reports...
SANFORD, Fla. -- For every white child that drowns in the U.S., three black children drown, according to Aquatics International.

What accounts for the disparity?

Gov. Bush Signs Education Bill Requiring High School Majors

Local6 reports...

DAVIE, Fla. -- Florida high school students will be the first in the nation required to declare majors and minors like college students, as part of a sweeping education overhaul bill that Gov. Jeb Bush signed Monday.

This could be good, it could be bad. It all depends how it's done. You don't want to limit kids and lock them into one curriculum. You want to give them a broad based education so that they have a wide array of possibilities.

Firefighter With Muscular Dystrophy Fired

A firefighter is out of a job because of his disability. Jeff Chesak joined me this morning to share his story.

Federal Marriage Amendment

Alan Chambers from Exodus International and Matt Staver of The Libetry Counsel joined me this morning to talk about the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

`Article --

`SECTION 1. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.'.

With a Senate vote scheduled for Wednesday on a gay marriage ban, the mainstream media is a flutter with bewilderment as to why the Senate is needlessly taking up this issue. Yet, 45 out of 50 states have passed state measures banning the practice.

The Media Research Center found the following bias:

- A new ABC News poll found that by a 22-point margin -- 58 to 36 percent -- a solid majority of Americans believe "same-sex marriage should be illegal," yet, on Monday's World News Tonight, ABC anchor Charles Gibson declared that "the polls show Americans are fairly evenly split on this issue."

- The Today show has already portrayed the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment as nothing more then pandering to conservatives.

For more examples, please see, MRC’s blog about media bias.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Take atrocity claims with grains of salt


Something tragic and horrible may have happened in Haditha.
But do not accept at face value what you are hearing about the alleged November 2005 massacre of Iraqi civilians by U.S. Marines.

Every time you hear the reports, make sure you repeat to yourself the word "alleged." Questions about the incident - terribly serious questions - remain.

Here are four big reasons I question much of what I've heard so far:

First, I have served in peace and war with Lt. Col. Jeff Chessani, the commander of the battalion involved in the incident. Chessani, who was relieved in April in the wake of the ongoing investigation, is among the Marine Corps' best and brightest officers, a man I believe incapable of participating in or covering up such an atrocity.

Second, extensive training in the Rules of Engagement and Law of Land Warfare is an annual requirement of the Marine Corps. Before each mission, a mission brief includes a review of applicable guidelines. This regimen is not taken lightly - not by any Marine I know.

Third, I know that the payments that were made to the victims' families - which some people consider evidence that the military admits guilt in this case - are nothing out of the ordinary. In Iraq, where there is an unreliable banking system, almost no civil court system and no insurance system, the payment of cash for damages is the equivalent of our own "no fault" insurance. It is common for American units to compensate Iraqis for damages, whether a destroyed building, a car accident or inadvertent injury or death.

Fourth, I must admit I am suspicious of ulterior motives by Iraqis eager to paint the worst possible picture of the incident, the facts be damned.

Iraqi society is in agony. Growing numbers of people are being kidnapped, tortured and indiscriminately murdered by a grim array of militias, corrupt security forces, criminal gangs and foreign Islamo-fascists. Those thugs, to whom this story has boundless strategic value, have the power to intimidate civilians into fabricating evidence - if that is what they seek to do.

I am angry about these allegations, and I will be still angrier if they turn out to be true. But until that day comes, I will maintain a healthy skepticism toward the supposed evidence.

I have an allegiance to my fellow Marines - and an even greater belief in basic human rights, fairness and justice.

Zacchea, of Long Island, is a Marine Reserves officer who served in Iraq in 2004 and 2005 as an adviser to the first Iraqi Army battalion to be trained by the U.S. military.

The 540WFLA Hurricane Prep Rally

Broadcasting Live with Ken and Jared Mellick of In The House.
The Bud Man, Mike Gallagher and me, PC.
Here I am with an avid listener, Nicole from Longwood.
Saturday's 540WFLA Hurricane Prep Rally was a HUGE success. Here I am with Nicole Mitchell from The Weather Channel. More photos to come.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

An update from Gunny B.

I just got this e-mail from Gunny B.
I'm doing good, been home for about a month visited up in Omaha prior to coming to ca for my next duty assignment as an instructor here in 29 palms. Thanks again for all your support dont know if you caught it they had me on the the tucker show on MSNBC Marine Corps was happy with it now all I have to do is find a publisher and writer to convert my fellow eod techs and my experiences there in country I figure it should make so good reading and give insight on the IED threat well got to go my grardma lives in Orlando didnt know if I mentioned that.

Michael Burghardt


NEIN is reporting on their site...

*3 June 2006: Information forthcoming. Investigators with the Northeast Intelligence Network are working with Canadian sources to bring forth the details concerning an arrest of Canadian nationals, some of Middle Eastern origins and with Middle Eastern assistance, to attack multiple targets in Canada, including but not limilited to the Toronto subway system. All have been identified as having ties to al Qaeda or similar Islamic terrorist organizations. Many have trained in a paramilitary style training camp north of the city of Toronto


The Northeast Intelligence Network in conjunction with will have additional information as available to be provided. Twelve-(12) people have been publicly named in the arrests related to the Canadian terrorist plot.They have been identified as:

1. Fahim Ahmad, 22, Robinstone Drive, Toronto, Ontario;
2. Zakaria Amara, 20, Periwinkle Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario;**
3. Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, 21, Robin Drive, Mississauga, Ontario;**
4. Shareef Abdelhaleen, 30, Lowville Heights, Mississauga, Ontario;
5. Qayyum Abdul Jamal, 43, Montevideo Road, Mississauga, Ontario;
6. Mohammed Dirie, 22, Kingston, Ontario;
7. Yasim Abdi Mohamed, 24, Kingston, Ontario;
8. Jahmaal James, 23, Trudelle Street, Toronto, Ontario;
9. Amin Mohamed Durrani, 19, Stonehill Court, Toronto, Ontario;
10. Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur, 25, Treverton Drive, Toronto, Ontario;
11. Asad Ansari, 21, Rosehurst Drive, Mississauga, Ontario;
12. Saad Khalid, 19, of Eclipse Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario.


Doug Hagmann of the Northeast Intelligence Network joins me, PC, Monday morning at 6AM ET with EXCLUSIVE details you won't get anywhere else including targets and additional arrests state side.

Friday, June 02, 2006

How far would you go for your kids?

This couple went too far...

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - A couple tried to hire a hit man to kill their three grandchildren and daughter-in-law to stop them from testifying against their son in his rape trial, authorities said.

The couple, ages 60 and 59, were charged with four counts each of criminal conspiracy to commit murder. They were being held without bond.

Police said they initially offered $100 to an undercover sheriff's deputy to kill their son's wife, their 10-year-old granddaughter, two step-grandchildren, ages 14 and 16, and the family dog. More money was promised after the killings, said Lake County sheriff's Sgt. Christie Mysinger.

The couple's 31-year-old son has been jailed since November on 22 charges of sexual battery on a child, lewd and lascivious molestation and showing obscene material to a minor, court records show.

They should have gone to HITMAN -The most trusted name in professional killings! Offering permanent solutions to common problems! Remember their pledge "You give us a picture; we'll give you an autopsy report!"

"Secure our Borders" rally this Saturday

Please tell all the listeners about the "Secure our Borders" rally this Saturday from 2 to 3 outside the Mexican Consulate at 100 W. Washington Street downtown Orlando.

For more information contact:

Mexican Consulate,Orlando
100 W. Washington St., Orlando, FL 32801
2:00pm-3:00 pm
contact Ernest & Taura Feigenbaum (937)477-4365 or email at EFborders(at)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

I've issued an Amber Alert for U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)

Mel was last seen in this vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed on I-4. Gary Siplin was rumored to be hiding in the white Ford Bronco.

Talk about constructive criticism.

From the NY Times(It could be true)...

Advocates of tougher border security have sent thousands of bricks to Senate and House offices in recent weeks to make a none-too-subtle point with lawmakers about where many of their constituents come down on emerging immigration bills.

Leaders of the campaign, which has delivered an estimated 10,000 bricks since it began in April, said they had hit on the idea as a way to emphasize the benefits of a fence along the border with Mexico.

In an age when professionally planned lobbying campaigns have long since overwhelmed spontaneous grass-roots pressure, organizers of the brick brigade said they also saw an opportunity to deliver a missive not easily discarded.

"E-mails are so common now," said Kirsten Heffron, a Virginian who is helping coordinate the effort. "It is really easy for the office to say duly noted, hit delete and never think about it again."

If the impact was notable, so were the logistical difficulties, particularly given the mail screening and other protective measures put into effect at the Capitol after the anthrax attacks of 2001.

Initially, organizers of the Send-a-Brick Project encouraged people to send bricks on their own, and Ms. Heffron said things had gone relatively smoothly.

But many people, she said, preferred that the organization itself send the bricks and an accompanying letter to selected lawmakers.

The project will do it for an $11.95 fee. So when 2,000 individually boxed bricks showed up at once, Senate officials balked, threatening to force the group to pay postage to have each delivered to its intended recipient. The dispute left the bricks stacked up until an agreement to distribute them was worked out.
To send a brick to your representative click HERE.

What kind of pervert pushes this nonsense to children?

Batwoman is back ... as a lesbian

DC Comics superheroine returns with a ‘different point of view’

NEW YORK - Years after she first emerged from the Batcave, Batwoman is coming out of the closet.

DC Comics is resurrecting the classic comic book character as a lesbian, unveiling the new Batwoman in July as part of an ongoing weekly series that began this year. The 5-foot-10 superhero comes with flowing red hair, knee-high red boots with spiked heels, and a form-fitting black outfit.

“We decided to give her a different point of view,” explained Dan DiDio, vice president and executive editor at DC. “We wanted to make her a more unique personality than others in the Bat-family. That's one of the reasons we went in this direction.”

This is not an accident! This was all carefully planned. Check out... After the Ball : How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90's (Paperback) by Marshall Kirk, Hunter Madsen
From Publishers Weekly:To overcome Americans' deep-rooted aversion to gay men and women, psychologist Kirk and ad man Madsen propose a massive media campaign designed to correct stereotypes and neutralize anti-gay prejudice. PW termed this "a punchy call to arms, Madison Avenue style." Illustrated.
This is their (Homosexual's) blueprint for what is happening today. They have been wildly successful.

A stunning admission from the Sentinel's Ombudsman

When it come to Iraq, yeah we do report the negative.

Positive, negative make up same news picture
-Manning Pynn

Roy Harris of Orlando forwarded to me an e-mail message last week with photographs described as having been taken in Afghanistan and Iraq of soldiers with smiling children, petting a cat, huddled in prayer.

"I realize that since these reflect a positive view," he wrote, "they will never see the light of day in our negative press!!"

He's right, of course, on both points: The pictures are highly unlikely to appear in the Sentinel, and the press often does focus on the negative.

Karl Zinsmeister, whom President George W. Bush appointed last week as his top domestic policy adviser, also has complained about negativity in the press, particularly with regard to coverage of the Iraq War. As editor in chief of The American Enterprise, he wrote in August 2004, "Deadline pressure, sensationalism, and sometimes just laziness create a negative bias. The easiest reporting from a war zone is simply to point a camera at something that's on fire. A hundred counterparts that aren't in flames are 'not a story.' "

That negative focus is not confined to Iraq. You are far more likely to see a picture in the Sentinel of a house ablaze down the street than of another that didn't catch fire.

I don't think that can be attributed to negative bias so much as to news consisting of the unusual.

For that reason, although negative information can be tiresome and depressing, perhaps we should be glad the news contains so much of it. We would have real cause for concern if positive information became so rare that it dominated journalists' attention.

The pictures of soldiers in uplifting circumstances weren't excluded from news media because they weren't negative. Apart from being unable to verify the authenticity or details of random photographs that arrive on the Internet, journalists aren't risking their lives in the Middle East to make the public feel good about war. That's up to politicians.

They are there to keep readers informed about the prospect for peace -- and what it is costing, in terms of dollars and lives.


Here's one Bush that won't be going to the White House

Marvin Bush 1995-2006 R.I.P.

According to Scott Maxwell at The Orlando Sentinel...

Marvin 'loved to eat' but didn't live to see doggy dining become law

Friday was supposed to be Marvin's day to shine.

Gov. Jeb Bush was going to come to Orlando that day to sign the doggy-dining bill into law. And Marvin, Bush's 11-year-old black lab, was going to offer up a paw print.

Unfortunately, the First Dog died Tuesday night.

The Bushes put him to sleep after he suffered for months from terminal cancer.

"He was a beautiful black lab who loved to eat and loved unconditionally," Bush said Wednesday through a spokeswoman.

While the governor was upset about the loss, he said he was glad Marvin's pain had ended and that he is now in heaven.

As for dog heaven, Bush spokeswoman Alia Faraj said the governor had very specific and fond thoughts about what happens there. He envisioned Marvin "running and playing all day long, chasing balls and dutifully returning them . . . and swimming and eating until he can't anymore."

Marvin enjoyed eating so much that Bush said he nearly destroyed the set of a campaign commercial in 1998 after discovering food on the picnic table being featured in the ad.

The behavior wasn't quite what you'd expect from a dog that had attended training classes. But the state's top lawmaker admitted that, as soon as the dog got trained, he and Columba started spoiling him.

Marvin, named after the governor's brother, is survived by three cats that constantly tried to pick fights with him -- none of whom, Bush stressed, Marvin "ever lifted a paw" against in retaliation.

Roy Tanner Independent US Senate candidate joined us in the 8AM hour

Roy can be contacted at roy.tanner(at)

US president 'troubled' by Haditha shootings

US President George W. Bush said he was "troubled" by allegations that US Marines killed unarmed civilians in Haditha, Iraq, and said if crimes were committed, the guilty would be punished.
"I am troubled by the initial news stories," the US president said.

"If, in fact, laws were broken, there will be punishment," said Bush.
He added: "Those who violated the law, if they did, will be punished."

Is Bush throwing the Marines under the bus?

Illegal Aliens claim they're being racially profiled at the border!

From Lou Dobbs on CNN last night...

DOBBS: Tonight, illegal aliens and their attorneys, emboldened by talk of amnesty and Senate legislation to that effect, are now mounting new challenges to this nation's immigration laws. Hundreds of illegal aliens arrested on immigration charges last week are now arguing that they are victims of racial profiling. They are playing the race card in their efforts to remain in this country illegally.

Casey Wian reports.


CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Interstate 40 near Barstow, California, is a well-known hub for illegal alien smugglers, though it's 200 miles from the border. Last week, the Border Patrol apprehended more than 600 illegal aliens here, including the now deported mother of 12-year-old Wendy Ortiz and her two brothers. The Ortiz family was traveling on I-40 when they were apprehended by Operation Desert Denial.

WENDY ORTIZ, DAUGHTER OF ILLEGAL ALIEN: It was a white Tahoe that stopped us. It was like a regular car. And they were stopping every single car.

WIAN: Though Wendy says every car was being stopped, her attorney now claims all of the operations, more than 600 arrests, were the result of racial profiling by immigration officials.

LUIS CARRILLO, ATTORNEY: She is a victim of this harassment, this Gestapo operation of the Border Patrol. The only people they were stopping were Latinos. In other words, the juero (ph), the gringos, had free passage.

WIAN: You heard that correctly, the attorney accusing the Border Patrol of racial profiling, himself repeatedly using the pejorative terms "gringo" and "juero" to refer to Caucasians. Carrillo wrote a letter to the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security requesting an investigation into the five-day Operation Desert Denial.

The Border Patrol did not respond to requests for comments but told the "Victorville Daily Press," "Enforcement of federal law does not stop at the border, and smuggling must be eradicate eradicated, specifically along the main arteries of our nation's highways."

Carrillo claims that's a waste of taxpayer money.

CARRILLO: The practice and procedure of the Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is always to engage in racial profiling when it comes to the Latino community.

WIAN: Border Patrol sources say that's false. They say agents only use race or ethnicity to determine potential legal status in combination with dozens of other factors, including clothing, demeanor, means of transportation, location, and evidence of other criminal activity.


WIAN: We asked Carrillo if he knows of a single case during the past decade where the Border Patrol has been officially sanctioned for racial profiling. He says he's not aware of any, because, in his words, "The big shots in Washington are covering it up" -- Lou.

DOBBS: We, the big shots in Washington, in point of fact, don't want to enforce any immigration laws whatsoever, and have a proven record on that basis.

What is the basis for Carrillo in this? I mean, the idea that racial profiling would be brought forward at this point, what does he do now, this attorney, and others?

WIAN: Well, I don't know where they go from here, but Border Patrol agents will tell you every time they do these interior enforcement, large-scale interior enforcement operations, attorneys come in with these charges of racial profiling. They have never stuck, to our knowledge.

One thing I can say is, as the Border Patrol gets more man power and gets more serious about enforcing our immigration laws, we're probably going to see a lot more of these cases, because it's about the only card left that these attorneys have left to play -- Lou.

DOBBS: The race card. And it's instructive, as you reported, that the Border Patrol has not in any instance been found guilty of racial profiling.

WIAN: Yes, and it's one of the -- one of the first things that Border Patrol agents learn when they are rookies coming out of the Border Patrol academy, is how to tell whether someone is a likely illegal alien or not. There are -- there are clues that go way beyond a person's race or ethnicity -- Lou.

DOBBS: Thank you very much, Casey Wian.

Our nation's elected officials are refusing to discuss the real costs of the Senate's so-called comprehensive immigration reform legislation. But as we have been reporting here on this broadcast throughout, the cost is extraordinary and understated by nearly every report.

The legislation would cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars each year over the next 20 years, and trigger a radical shift in the country's demographic makeup. You won't hear any of this from politicians, who are more interested in protecting business interests rather than the people's interests.

Lisa Sylvester reports.