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Saturday, December 31, 2005


Woo Hoo! Just Found Out! New Chick Tract!
It's called "The Chaplain." I will check it out and tell you what I think.

UPDATE: It's not the most interesting Chick Tract by far, but not bad. In terms of Chick Tracts with a military theme, it is similar to "Holy Joe" (but not as good). A couple things bothered me: 1) Benny has a soul patch which certainly is against military regulations; 2) The whole diving-on-the-grenade-to-save-your-buddy is so cliche. I'll give the tract a B- (had it contained an illustration of an angel tossing the know-it-all chaplain into the lake of fire, I would have given it a B).


Friday, December 30, 2005


You're Doing a Heckuva Job, Dumbass
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Wikipedia on Christopher Ruddy and NewsMax
Hearing Bill O'Reilly whine about far-left smear sites (Falafel-Man is usually referring to Media Matters for America which has done a great job of exposing O'Reilly's misinformation), I decided to see what was in the Wikipedia about NewsMax, the website and rag run by Christopher Ruddy that O'Reilly writes for. I was glad to see that the entry for NewsMax gives a good picture of what it stands for.


Thursday, December 29, 2005


Can His Ass
Time magazine will be cutting up to 400 jobs next year. I hope they start with some embarrassing deadwood like John Cloud.


Good Omen: Conservative Icon Tells Fellow Wing-Nuts to Prepare for Impeachment
A couple weeks ago, I slammed William A. Rusher for his endorsement of a book that whitewashed Sun Myung Moon (scroll down to 12/16). However, I like the title of his column on the wing-nut website WorldNetDaily: "Get ready for impeachment."


Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Google Bomb Amway/Quixtar
I have a new Google Bomb on the Google Bomb Blog. As I have pointed out previously, Amway/Quixtar is a huge operation that is also a de facto ATM machine for the Republican Party. By google bombing Amway/Quixtar, we can not only keep unwitting people from being scammed but we can defund the right (the fewer people who become part of the Scamway machine, the less money Amway can give to the GOP). Let’s google bomb them:

1. Copy and paste the following to your web site or on an internet bulletin board:

<a href="http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4375477/">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.merchantsofdeception.com/">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/blakey_report.pdf">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.rickross.com/groups/amway.html">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/a/amway/">Amway</a>
<a href="http://skepdic.com/amway.html">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.ex-cult.org/Groups/Amway/otherside/links.htm">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.apollowebworks.com/amway/">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0412/S00079.htm">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=19039">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.forbes.com/best/2001/0625/040.html">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.webraw.com/quixtar/">Amway</a>
<a href="http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4375477/">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.merchantsofdeception.com/">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/blakey_report.pdf">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.rickross.com/groups/amway.html">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/a/amway/">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://skepdic.com/amway.html">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.ex-cult.org/Groups/Amway/otherside/links.htm">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.apollowebworks.com/amway/">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0412/S00079.htm">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=19039">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.forbes.com/best/2001/0625/040.html">Quixtar</a>
<a href="http://www.webraw.com/quixtar/">Quixtar</a>

The results will look like this:

Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Amway
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar
Quixtar


The Last Word on the Fraudulent "War on Christmas"
The inimitable Charles P. Pierce:

There's no point in explaining now that the "War on Christmas" was produced wholly in the depths of the Id Workshop that is the Fox News Channel. There's no point in explaining how ashamed any legitimate outlet that gave this nonsense a half-minute’s thought should be, let alone three minutes of precious airtime or five precious column inches. At this point, what with his having hung his libido on the phone lines with care, O'Reilly should be treated in the more respectable precincts of the media the same way those bearded gentlemen who claim the Rockefellers infested Harvard with space aliens are. He should be greeted at the door with a smile, a pat on the back, and a handful of Thorazine, and then sent on his way. What was worse about this, though, was that he dragged my holiday into his own megalomania. It was like going to the zoo and seeing your beloved heirlooms being thrown around the monkey house.

I don't love Christmas because some people don't. I don't love Christmas because I got caught talking dirty to a subordinate, paid her off, and now have to recoup my position as an arbiter of family values and a peddler of overpriced slacks. (If you were Bill O'Reilly, would you try to sell anyone your pants? Who would buy them? Wouldn't they have to come equipped with both a lawyer and a Hazmat suit?) I don't love Christmas because it makes me better than anyone else.

God, what a tortured, joyless place that must be to live. At least, Scrooge had an excuse. His father was a creep and his sister died, and Belle dumped him because he was trying to make a go in business. Early on, when his estranged nephew tells him he doesn't keep Christmas, he replies, sensibly, "Let me leave it alone then." A sensible response, given what had happened to him. It wasn't for him, but he didn't try to ruin anyone else's Christmas -- not even that of Bob Cratchit, to whom he grudgingly gave the whole day off. No wonder the Spirits gave him a second chance. He was at least open, somehow, to the possibilities of the season.

These guys, though, they're infinitely beyond that "wretched, covetous old sinner," to quote the (well-written) Spirit of Christmas Past. They claim to enjoy the season and then use it to bludgeon everyone else.


The Media Year in Review
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Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Mishmash
I've been keeping a dream journal for the past few weeks; recently, I mentioned how I dreamed I was in a Tag body spray commercial. Last night, I dreamed that Greta Van Sustern's alter ego is Xenu; the reason I had the dream was probably because Van Susteren is a member of the Church of Scientology. . .I just found an old article about me in PRWeek. . . I never thought I would have anything to say--good or bad--about Barron's. They should keep up the good work . . . One of the aspects of the upcoming Playboy pictorial that features women of America's party schools that I especially wanted to check out are the women of Ohio University. I wanted to go there but my mom didn't want me to go because of its party school rep. So I went to Miami U. and partied out and I went on to become one of Hollywood's top party crashers . . . Matthew Yglesias is short and sweet . . . Tweety deserves to be "Misinformer of the Year"; I can think of a lot of people who could be runners-up.


Prediction
Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 22.

I also predict the impeachment of George W. Bush.


Friday, December 23, 2005


Happy Festivus, Saturnalia, and Pancha Ganapati
I would wish all of you a Merry Christmas except that:
1) I'm not a Christian (my religious beliefs are described at the end of this post)
2) Christmas is overrated (more on this later)
3) Not wishing you a merry Christmas is one way to say f-you to the phony pro-Christmas warriors.

Festivus is officially celebrated on December 23 (though last year I celebrated it on December 25).

Saturnalia is a fun holiday. Why wait for Mardi Gras or Spring Break to party? As someone who analyzes film, I believe that It's a Wonderful Life represents an epic battle of Christmas versus Saturnalia. Bedford Falls represents Christmas and Pottersville represents the forces of Saturnalia. I much prefer Pottersville (Click here for an amusing explanation of why Pottersville gets a bad rap).

Pancha Ganapati is a December Hindu celebration. It involves the worship of Ganesha--who is my favorite Hindu deity.


Thursday, December 22, 2005


Quick, Someone Alert Bill O'Reilly and John Gibson
On the Republican National Committee's official website, episode four of their "In the Know" series is the "Holiday Edition," not the "Christmas Edition." Just another example of the "secular progressive movement's" war on Christmas. The horrors. . .the horrors!


That's Mighty White of them
Fox News affiliate promotes a white supremist website.


Wednesday, December 21, 2005


I Agree
Joe Conason: "Bush's Abuse of Power
Deserves Impeachment"
:

Recklessly and audaciously, George W. Bush is driving the nation whose laws he swore to uphold into a constitutional crisis. He has claimed the powers of a medieval monarch and defied the other two branches of government to deny him. Eventually, despite his party's monopoly of power, he may force the nation to choose between his continuing degradation of basic national values and the terrible remedy of impeachment.

Until Mr. Bush openly proclaimed as commander in chief that he can brush aside the law, cries for impeachment were heard only on the political fringe, although most Americans have long since realized that he misled America into war. Much as he is disliked and disdained by liberals, even they have shown little enthusiasm for impeachment. In addition to the obvious obstacle of a Republican-controlled Congress, there appeared to be no firm proof of an offense that justified such action. To mention the word was to be dismissed--even by people who believe that this President may well have committed "high crimes and misdemeanors."


Phony War on Christmas, Part 395833
Here is the article by Hendrik Hertzberg that got Bill O'Reilly's panties in a bunch and led him to add The New Yorker to his official enemies list for the crime of citing "far-left smear sites."

Psst, Bill, have you ever thought about adding a magazine you write for--Christopher Ruddy's NewsMax--to your list of "Media Operations that Traffic in Defamation"? Click here and here for just a couple quick examples.

UPDATE: Media Matters has more.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Hmmm...
I just read this in Mother Jones: Daniel Borchers will release his film on Ann Coulter--The Truth About Ann--next June. Here's more.


All I Want for Festivus is Impeachment
The "I" Word. Let us pray.


Monday, December 19, 2005


Can't Wait
Morgan Spurlock, of Super Size Me fame, is doing the film adaptation of Chris Mooney's book The Republican War on Science. BTW, the book is excrpted in the December 2005/January 2006 issue of Free Inquiry.


Good Eatin' for Cheap in San Diego
Esmeralda's Taco Shop in downtown SD (815 C St, San Diego 92101). You can get 5 potato taquitos (rolled tacos) with a side of rice or fries and a glass of horchata for less than five bucks. You can eat on their patio and watch the trolley cars go by. You can also watch them construct the apartment building/skyscraper that has the funny structure on the roof which reminds me of this Shanghai building.


Attack, Attack, Attack, Indeed
Read this.


Sunday, December 18, 2005


Google Bomb Success Against Tammy Bruce!
The other day, I was thinking about how I neglected the Google Bomb Blog. That’s unfortunate because this small blog has had a huge impact. A case in point, last night and this morning I saw the power of the google bomb. Last night, Fox News Democrat and right-wing shill Tammy Bruce appeared on C-SPAN 2’s Book TV giving a discussion about her deceitful book The New American Revolution at Traitor Horowitz’s Wednesday Morning Club.

During and after Bruce’s appearance on C-SPAN, there was a huge spike of hits to this site. Why? Because due to the google bombing of Bruce’s name on the Google Bomb Blog, four of the top ten sites for a Google search of “Tammy Bruce” have articles that expose Bruce's mendacity--including one from this site. We own the skank’s name on Google and other search engines. Furthermore, the second site that pops up for a Google search is Jeff Koopersmith’s informative article for American Politics Journal.

Why is this great? It’s not great because we’re receiving more hits. It’s great because a lot of Americans who became acquainted with Bruce for the first time when they saw Bruce on C-SPAN are getting the information about Bruce’s treachery from these sites. The simple fact is that if you expose someone like Bruce to the light of day, it’s not a pretty picture. This google bomb proved to be a victory for truth and a defeat for skankitude.


Friday, December 16, 2005


Regnery Publishing's Disgrace
David Neiwert has a post on Regnery Publishing's problems with the truth. What is not too well-known is that Regnery has been a conduit for Unification Church propaganda. In 1984, Regnery, then known as Regnery Gateway, published a whitewash of Sun Myung Moon by the then-president of the Unification Church, Mose Durst, titled To Bigotry, No Sanction, Reverend Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church (the book received fulsome praise from then-publisher of National Review, William A. Rusher). More recently, Regnery published the book Inquisition, Carlton Sherwood's attempt to exculpate Moon regarding his tax evasion conviction. Also, Regnery published Moonie Times operative Bill Sammon's libelous At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried To Steal the Election.

In other Moonie news, click here for an analysis of why the mainstream media is hesitant to cover Moon.

UPDATE: (Via Roger Ailes) "Sun Myung, Boris and Neil Bush" by Rick Casey of the Houston Chronicle.


I'll Be Posting Over The Weekend
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Thursday, December 15, 2005


Hey Hey Hey Goodbye
Ralph Reed and Bob "Freedom Fries" Ney. How the mighty have fallen.


Michelle Malkin's Favorite Deportable Alien
Recently, Michelle Malkin hailed the return of the Moonie newsmagazine Insight on the News. Malkin has a thing about immigration but it is rather selective, especially when it comes to undesirable aliens like Sun Myung Moon who have deep pockets to subsidize the hard right--much of the money comes from charity fraud by Moon devotees who are kept in slavelike conditions. Here's a previous post on Malkin and Moon.


Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Diebold Boys Going Down?
We can only hope.


Monday, December 12, 2005


Every Democrat Should Read This
Mark Crispin Miller on the Democrats:

Why do they keep fleeing the issue? Unless the Democrats get into it, they'll simply vanish as a party, just as Paul Weyrich and Grover Norquist and Karl Rove intend. The reason why the Democrats avoid the issue, even though the party's very existence is at stake, appears to be a bone-deep inability to face the very frightening implications of what really happened in 2004. The Democrats don't want to know that the United States is clearly not a democratic country, or that the Bush Republicans are dangerous extremists, intent on building a one-party theocratic state-so that the opposition now must go beyond the usual horse-race strategizing, and get re-acquainted with this nation's revolutionary heritage. Which means, I reckon, that the opposition has to move beyond the Democratic Party.

And of course the Democrats don't want to go there. The problem is compounded by the press, which has consistently sidestepped the issue, or even ridiculed those who have tried to talk about it. And by "the press," I mean not just the likes of CNN and Newsweek and the New York Times, but even the left/liberal and progressive media, which, by and large, have also basically concurred with the Republicans in claiming that last year's election was essentially legitimate.


Must Read
Tom Tomorrow on Bill O'Reilly and the War on Christmas. In case you missed last week's post that has the transcript of my conversation with O'Reilly on the phoniness of the war to protect Christmas, click here to read it.


Robert Parry Hits the Nail on the Head (Again)
He takes on the phony "War on Christmas":

You have to hand it to political operatives who can turn the Christmas celebration of Jesus’s birth into a nasty wedge issue, transforming a traditional message of love, peace and tolerance into one of anger, conflict and resentment.

The success of the American Right in extracting a “war on Christmas” out of a few well-meaning gestures to non-Christians, such as using the greeting “Happy Holidays,” is a testament to the investment conservatives have made in media over three decades.

With their vertically integrated media apparatus – from newspapers and magazines, to TV and radio, to books and the Internet – the Right now can take a few scattered anecdotes on almost any topic and heat them up into a hot-button issue. . .

While conservative commentators often accuse African-Americans and other minorities of wallowing in their “victimhood,” the Right’s media has learned the political power that comes from letting white men, for instance, take on the mantle of “victim.”

In the 1990s, a powerful conservative theme was the complaint against “political correctness,” which often came down to universities and other institutions applying clumsy restrictions against young white men shouting the n-word at African-Americans or using other offensive language.

Though American white men are arguably the most privileged group on earth, the “political correctness” theme allowed them to bathe in the self-pity of their “victimhood.” It allowed them to get righteous and angry against their supposed persecutors.

There is, of course, a danger whenever a powerful group begins to view itself as the victim, because their real power allows these ersatz oppressed to inflict far greater harm on their enemies than could a group without power.


Read the entire article.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Dealing with LaRouchies
On Friday night, when I went to the Gaslamp Quarter to meet some people at the Martini Ranch, I was approached by a group of followers of perennial fringe presidential candidate Lyndon Larouche. They set up a table on 5th Avenue with their literature. Those of you familiar with this blog know that I rarely pass up an opportunity to mercilessly ridicule goofballs who approach me on the street. I do this not just for a laugh at their expense but because I earnestly believe that what these deluded souls desperately need is a cold dose of reality. They need an adult to tell them how they’re wasting their lives and to prod them to examine their ridiculous causes. Thus, my mockery is humanitarian and selfless (e.g., I once gave up a primo chance of getting laid to engage in some ridicule of a marginal politico).

I decided to adjust my approach this time because of something a friend recently told me. My friend agrees with me that Larouche is a nut job. However, he told me that many of the LaRouchies seem to be idealistic but misguided people and that a more constructive approach to them might work. So when I spoke to the LaRouchies, although I was my usual condescending self (e.g., I asked one of them if his parents knew he was a LaRouchie), I was a lot less caustic. I applauded them for being concerned about the issues but pointed out that working for a charlatan like Larouche was the wrong way to achieve their goals.

I also appealed to their self-interest. I let them know that LaRouche’s anhedonic positions against rock-and-roll and premarital sex were unnatural. I let them know about how rock music helped to make this country great. I also let them know about the virtues of recreational humping. I pointed to a male and female LaRouchie and said, “You two would make a good couple. You should hook up. You’re only young once and wasting your youth is a sin.” I don’t know if anything I said to them sunk in. I told them about this blog so maybe one of them is reading this and could e-mail me and tell me if I got through to any of them.


Saturday, December 10, 2005


Quote of the Year in the Book of the Year
Mark Crispin Miller's in Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them):

The aim is not to master politics but to annihilate it. Bush, Rove, DeLay, Ralph Reed et al. believe in "politics" in the same way that they and their corporate beneficiaries believe in "competition." In both cases the intention is not to play the game but to end it--because the game requires some tolerance of the Other, and tolerance is precisely what these bitter-enders most despise.

Read the entire book and cry for what they have done to our country. Miller underscores why it is not acceptable to be a Republican anymore.


Woo Hoo! Pedro in the Gaslamp
Efren Ramirez, who played Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite, will be party host and DJ at Deco's on Thursday the 15th.


Friday, December 09, 2005


Infuriating
If you want to see just one example of the depravity of the Washington press corps, then read Robert Parry's article on the media hounding and pillorying of Gary Webb who was behind the explosive stories that uncovered the contra-cocaine scandal. To no surprise, the Moonie Times and Howard Kurtz were in on the act:

When black leaders began demanding a full investigation of these charges, the Washington news media began circling the wagons.

It fell to Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s right-wing Washington Times to begin the counterattack against Webb’s series. The Washington Times turned to some former CIA officials, who participated in the contra war, to refute the drug charges.

But – in a pattern that would repeat itself on other issues in the following years – the Washington Post and other mainstream newspapers quickly lined up behind the conservative news media. On Oct. 4, 1996, the Washington Post published a front-page article knocking down Webb’s story. . .

Influential Post media critic Howard Kurtz mocked Webb for saying in a book proposal that he would explore the possibility that the contra war was primarily a business to its participants. “Oliver Stone, check your voice mail,” Kurtz chortled. [Washington Post, Oct. 28, 1996]


I'll Be Posting Over the Weekend
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Thursday, December 08, 2005


Reminder
Today is Ann Coulter's 44th birthday. Ann is proud of her age so write her at ann@anncoulter.org and wish her a happy birthday.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Exclusive: Self-Admitted Traitor Still Subject to Indictment for the Violation of the Espionage Act Invited to the White House and Hugged by George W. Bush
Self-Admitted violator of the Espionage Act David Horowitz (click here and here for details) attended the White House Chanukah Party on December 6, 2005 and was hugged by George W. Bush. Traitor Horowitz in his own words:

He [George W. Bush] saw me in the line he called out "Horowitz" with a big smile on his face, then embraced me in a bear hug.

Where's the outrage?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Exclusive: Bill O'Reilly Confronted about Phony "War on Christmas"
The other day, I wrote a rather vitriolic rant about the phony "war on Christmas" put forth by the usual suspects. I called O'Reilly's radio show today and confronted him about it--I posed as "Stanley" from San Diego. Background: before O'Reilly took my call, he was discussing a controversy in which the group American Atheists were trying to remove memorial crosses for slain Utah troopers from public lands. After reading the transcript of my call, decide for yourself who is smearing whom:

O'REILLY: Stanley, San Diego, California. What's going on, Stanley?

SCOOBIE: Hello, Bill. I really think this whole, like, fight for Christmas has been overblown and I think it's largely hypocritical. For one thing, the newspaper that's championing this--this so-called fight to protect Christmas--is the Washington Times which is owned by Sun Myung Moon who paid black ministers to throw crosses into dumpsters. So when you talk about this Utah cross controversy, why don't you denounce somebody like Sun Myung Moon?

[O'REILLY DISCONNECTS SCOOBIE]

O'REILLY: Because I don't know anything about him, and I didn't even know the Washington Times was involved with this, and I wouldn't smear Sun Myung Moon anyway, the way you just did, Stanley. I mean, you're taking it right out of the left-wing playbook: can't win the debate, smear the person. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

[O'REILLY GOES TO NEXT CALLER]


UPDATE: Here's another call to O'Reilly.


Stay Tuned
I confronted O'Reilly about the phony War on Christmas on his radio show today. I'll have the transcript up soon.


Monday, December 05, 2005


Must Read
Wil S. Hylton's article on Sinclair Broadcast Group, "Not Necessarily The News," in the December 2005 issue of GQ. Shocking.


The Difference Between Ann Coulter and Me
On MSNBC, Ann Coulter was named "Worst Person in the World" last Friday because she disclosed the private e-mail address and phone number of Brad Blog Guest Blogger Lydia Cornell (who, unlike Coulter, is a hottie) to the mouthbreathers who frequent Coulter's web site who, not surprisingly, sent threats to Cornell.

Back when Coulter's publicist thought I was a radio journalist (leading to my ambush interview with Coulter), I was given Coulter's home phone number. Did I post it on my web site? No, I didn't because my goal was to show that Coulter was a lying tub of shit for writing the dishonest book Slander: Liberal Lies about the American Right, not to create an atmosphere of harassment for her.

One more thing: write Coulter at ann@anncoulter.org and wish her a happy birthday--she'll be 44 on Thursday. I'm sure she wants to be reminded.


E-Mail David Horowitz and Rub It In
William C. Bradford, the guy whose cause David Horowitz took up in Horowitz's quest for academic liberation, has been exposed as a big phony (via Atrios). This isn't the first time Horowitz made an ass out of himself fighting the leftist academy; Horowitz previously sued to force UC Berkeley to make incoherent wing-nut Michael Savage the dean of their School of Journalism.

Don't just laugh; rub it in to David:
1) E-mail Horowitz at dhorowitz@earthlink.net and ask him if he's going to update his readers about Bradford.
2) Let Horowitz know that I'm trying to get him indicted.


Sunday, December 04, 2005


Every Democrat Should Read This Post
Sheldon Drobny on the cluelessness of liberal elites. The part that hit home for me:

And the hypocrisy of these Hollywood elites is mind boggling. While they complain about the MSM, they are making obscene money for 20th Century Fox which is owned by Ruppert Murdoch. They continue making money for Time/Warner, NBC, Disney, and Viacom. Disney owns ABC Radio which is the major broadcaster of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. These successful Hollywood actors, producers, and directors can be in a position to do things their own way and work with their own companies. It is time for these people to know that without the talent, the studios would be lost.


Rant Against Phony Protectors of Christmas
The Christmas season is supposed to be a time of good cheer, a time in which there is good will toward man--yadda yadda yadda. However, when I listen to the Fox News hypocritical defenders (also click here) against the largely nonexistent War against Christmas, it makes me want to shove my Festivus pole up John Gibson's ass.

In addition to the Fox News gang, it's the usual suspects who are creating the hype about Christmas Under Siege: Thief Jerry Falwell is using this as another way to bilk his flock out of their hard-earned dollars, William Donahue of the Catholic League is milking the issue for all it's worth, and WorldNetDaily is getting into the act. The Washington Times, owned by a man who paid ministers to "tear down the cross," is part of the scam. Even non-Christians are getting into the act. Jews against Anti-Christian Defamation is weighing in on the subject.

The larger issue is this: the American right is comprised of bullies who want to act like victims. It's a double whammy: They get to play victim and at the same time they get to smack down Lowes and anyone else who dares to advertise "holiday trees" instead of "Christmas trees." What dicks.


College Football Thoughts
My alma maters, Ohio State and Miami University had good seasons. Ohio State finished its regular season number four in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Had it not been for two touch losses to Texas and Penn State, they would be playing for it all against USC for the national title. Miami U. had a decent season.

This football season, there won't be any messy controversies about who should be in the title game (in case you don't follow college football, it going to be USC against Texas). I don't think a playoff would be an answer. Here's my thought: have teams go to the bowls and after the bowl season is over, have the number one and two teams play each other for the national championship. Perfect? No, but it's better than the current scenario.


This Really Happened
Last night I dreamed I was in a Tag Body Spray commercial. Ever since I started taking DMAE again, I've been having particularly vivid dreams.


Saturday, December 03, 2005


More on Neil Bush and Sun Myung Moon
I updated yesterday's post on Moon to report about Moon and Neil Bush. Here's more.


Quick Note
I updated the New American Revolution blog.


Two Good Reasons Why An Indictment of David Horowitz Would be Great For America
As I have noted, David Horowitz admitted to have knowingly violated the Espionage Act and is still subject to criminal prosecution for his treason (there's no statute of limitations for violation of the Espionage act). It would be an open-and-shut case because Horowitz admitted to the treacherous act in writing. Also, Horowitz would no longer be able to hide behind the fact that sensitive intelligence would be made public as a result of a trial since it deals with moot cold war issues (Horowitz published the classified documents only after consulting with an attorney who told him that if the government prosecuted him, it would risk disclosure of even more classified intelligence). So it's only a matter of getting a U.S. Attorney to proceed with an indictment.

Why would this be a great thing for America? There are many reasons. Here are two good reasons:
1. It would be one more illustration of George W. Bush's poor judgment. Bush invited Traitor Horowitz to his Crawford, Texas ranch for political advice in 2002. (Click here for a hilarious post about DH's gushing report of his exchange with Bush). The idea that Bush asked for advice from someone who was later indicted for treason would not just be a scream: it would reinforce the truth that Bush has extremely poor judgment.
2. It would be a repudiation of the 2004 election. Bush's surrogates like Horowitz called John Kerry a traitor (Horowitz is still doing it). In fact, the head of the Swift Boat Liars, John O'Neill is on the board of Horowitz's Center for the Study of Popular Culture. An indictment of Horowitz would be a major embarrassment for O'Neill.

If anyone knows how to make this indictment happen, e-mail me.


Michelle Malkin: Wuss
Click here


Immature? Yep, but Funny as Hell
The other day, I was listening to Ed Schultz's radio program and a female caller quipped that Sean Hannity has a head like Fred Flintstone and a body like Billy Barty.


Friday, December 02, 2005


Posting on the Weekend
Stay tuned.


Eric Boehlert on a Phony Journalist Corrupting Young Minds
I'm glad that Eric Boehlert reported on the spectacle of discredited Moonie Times reporter Bill Sammon addressing Christian journalism students on the need for a "moral compass."

I knew about this event over a month ago when I did a Google search of "Bill Sammon" and found this article from the Baptist Press news service. I was disturbed that the article's author, David Roach had presented Sammon's Connecticut River smear against Al Gore (read Boehlert's post) as "[a]nother moment for bringing moral clarity to news coverage."

I called Baptist Press and spoke to the editor about that and also mentioned another flagrant example of Sammon's journalistic misconduct: the deliberate and methodical distortion of a Washington Post article to convey the exact opposite of what the article reported in order to libel Gore (also click here for my article discussing the wider implications of Sammon's misconduct). The editor listened to what I said and I believe I got my message across to him.

UPDATE: In other Moonie news, it seems that Neil Bush loves Asia. He's gone from Thai hookers to promoting South Korean messiah Sun Myung Moon's 100-day Universal Peace Federation tour. Perhaps Reverend Moon promised Neil an opportunity to bless some wombs.


Thursday, December 01, 2005


Exclusive: Wing-Nut Advocates Violence Against Members of Congress
Self-admitted violator of the Espionage Act, David Horowitz posted on his website FrontPage Magazine pictures of Teddy Kennedy and John F. Kerry with the following quote from Abraham Lincoln (certainly if Lincoln were alive, he would not endorse this use of his quote by Traitor Horowitz): "Congressmen who willingly take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged." Where's the outrage?

This isn't the first time that Horowitz called for executions. Commenting on John Walker Lindh's prison sentence, Horowitz remarked, “But personally, I wish John Walker Lindh had been shot.” When I pointed out that, in effect, Horowitz was calling for his own execution because of his self-admitted treason (which was totally wussy to boot because Horowitz contacted a lawyer first to insured that he wouldn't be indicted for it), Horowitz responded with vicious attacks against my patriotism.

It also isn't the first time that Traitor Horowitz attacked John Kerry's patriotism. Here is a brief post on HorowitzWatch that deals with one of these episodes.


What I'm Reading and Listening To
Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, by Mark S. Massa. it's a thoughtful book. There's an entire chapter on Jack Chick. Also, if you are curious about what Chick's voice sounds like, you can order Chick's audiotape, "Let's Take a Stand" for $3.00 at the Cephas Book Store. The tape is from the early 1980's and is an hour-long diatribe against Rome and about the attempts to destroy Chick's business by Catholics and others (this was when Chick faced pressure from the Christian Bookseller's Association and Christian bookstores were dropping Chick tracts because of the Alberto series). Jack is cheesed off big time.


One More Reason to Listen to Al Franken on Air America Radio
This morning, Al took on "boy-man" Ralph Reed. It was a gas. One thing I learned about Reed that I didn't know: as a student, Reed was thrown off the University of Georgia's student newspaper, The Red and Black, for plagiarizing a negative review of the Academy Award winning film Gandhi from a review from Commentary. One statement Reed didn't swipe from the Commentary review was his reference to the leader of the Indian independence movement as the "ninny of the 20th century."


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