Wednesday, May 21, 2008

20 Facts That Might Surprise You

From Boots 'N All Travel Network, here is a list of 20 world geography trivia facts that are rather fun. For example...

1. Portland, Oregon, where it rarely snows, is about 130 miles farther north than Toronto, and over 200 miles farther north than Boston.

Check it out - LINK

Sunday, May 18, 2008

We Fight to Protect This...

Man Regrets Not Killing Daughter At Birth
May 11, 2008

from The J-Walk Blog

Another person driven insane by religion: 'My daughter deserved to die for falling in love'.

Two weeks ago, The Observer revealed how 17-year-old student Rand Abdel-Qader was beaten to death by her father after becoming infatuated with a British soldier in Basra. In this remarkable interview, Abdel-Qader Ali explains why he is unrepentant - and how police backed his actions.

For Abdel-Qader Ali there is only one regret: that he did not kill his daughter at birth. 'If I had realised then what she would become, I would have killed her the instant her mother delivered her,' he said with no trace of remorse.

Two weeks after The Observer revealed the shocking story of Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, murdered because of her infatuation with a British solider in Basra, southern Iraq, her father is defiant. Sitting in the front garden of his well-kept home in the city's Al-Fursi district, he remains a free man, despite having stamped on, suffocated and then stabbed his student daughter to death.

Abdel-Qader, 46, a government employee, was initially arrested but released after two hours. Astonishingly, he said, police congratulated him on what he had done. 'They are men and know what honour is,' he said...

'I have only two boys from now on. That girl was a mistake in my life. I know God is blessing me for what I did,' he said, his voice swelling with pride.
The nut hasn't fallen far from the tree...

Hillary drives religious nuts insane...

Hillary Bumpersticker...


Republican recruiting poster...

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McCain - Bush Lockstep (video)

Barack - Who Is He? (video)

Did you know...

1. Sanctity of Marriage...

43% of first marriages end in divorce.
60% of second marriages end in a break-up.
75% of later marriages end in a break-up.

2. Many of those who oppose Universal Health Care in the US brag that we already have the best health care system in the world. But -

The rank of the United States among the leading 19 industrialized nations in preventing deaths with timely access to professional health care: 19.

3. Many conservatives in the US love to prattle on about stopping crime and punishing law-breakers. But -

There are 2,387 juveniles in the U.S. serving life snetences with no parole. In Israel, the only other country that sentences juveniles to life terms, there are 7.

(Perhaps folks in the U.S. are just more violent.)

(source - Playboy, June 2008)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Logic of Hillary

Letterman - Top Ten on Spitzer

Politics in Imagery

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Busism - Incumbency

"Listen, Al Gore is a very tough opponent. He is the incumbent. He represents the incumbency. And a challenger is somebody who generally comes from the pack and wins, if you're going to win. And that's where I'm coming from."

---George W. Bush September 7, 2000
From comments made in Detroit, Michigan.

No Help for the Wicked

More on the reason I don't believe the taxpayers should be bailing out folks who over-extended themselves in the housing market...

From Reuters...

A California man who has defaulted on nine homes and expects banks to foreclose on all of them, forcing him into bankruptcy, says he now considers it a mistake to have invested in the real estate market.

Rep. Joe Courtney on FISA

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Political images

Why George is the way he is...

Monica still lurks in our minds...

It ain't over 'til it's over...

Two-sided mouth...

He could've said it better himself...

Bush at the Gridiron Club

He thinks his stupidity is funny...


Apr 29, 2008
Living In The Imagination
from The J-Walk Blog

"Imagine this: Religion a figment of human imagination. Humans alone practice religion because they're the only creatures to have evolved imagination.

That's the argument of anthropologist Maurice Bloch of the London School of Economics. Bloch challenges the popular notion that religion evolved and spread because it promoted social bonding, as has been argued by some anthropologists. Instead, he argues that first, we had to evolve the necessary brain architecture to imagine things and beings that don't physically exist, and the possibility that people somehow live on after they've died."

Penn and Teller Burn a Flag In The White House