Archive for August, 2008

Michael Phelps: Inspiration? You BeT

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Michael Phelps:
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And now………… one of the most decorated Olympians in history.

Booyah!

It was so surreal to be Michael Phelps here, to listen to people debate whether he is the greatest athlete in Olympic history after he passed a group that included the runners Carl Lewis and Paavo Nurmi to become the one with the most gold medals.

Phelps is a self-described klutz, a real fish out of water on land, and he has a surgical scar on his right wrist to prove it.

In October he took a nasty stumble that imperiled his pursuit of Mark Spitz’s single Games record of seven gold medals. Phelps, 23, slipped on a patch of ice and fell while climbing into a friend’s car in Michigan and broke his right wrist.
Phelps’s epic journey ends in a perfect 8

Not to be overlooked was the psychological component. When one swimmer achieves what was once unthinkable, be it Phelps breaking 1 minute 43 seconds in the 200-meter freestyle or 4:04 in the 400-meter individual medley, it makes every barrier suddenly look vulnerable.

Whenever one of my clients asked me which one was Michael Phelps…I looked up at the huge screen in the lobby and simply said: “Oh, the one in the lead.”
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The difference between a win and a loss in swimming my friends, is defined in hundredths of a second.
How does ones body and mind withstand the stress?

When Michael thrust his fist in the air in exultation, guess what? He wasn’t the only one being pumped up by his victory.

He has inspired thousands.

THIS is why he inspired me:

Michael Phelps Struggled With ADHD As A Child

At age 9, his doctor diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which affects more than four million children in the U.S.

Like many kids with ADHD, Michael’s treatment was medication and behavior modification.

Debbie quickly realized that tightly scheduling Michael’s time proved effective in calming his behavior, as did one of his favorite sports: swimming.
“When you look at the sport of swimming, it’s very regimented. There’s time management built into that component, there’s set things you do sequentially,” Phelps said.

By 11, Michael was managing his ADHD without medication.

No whining.
No blame placing.
No making excuses.

What making excuses does is negate responsibility, and it is responsibility that separates Conservatives from Liberals in the end.

We are all ultimately responsible for what we could become. Despite adversity, and in spite of handicaps.
Taking responsibility for ourselves breeds self mastery, competence and a feeling of inner strength and power.

Your success or failure in this life depends on YOU.

Your choices. Your attitude.

Not government.
Not yo mama and daddy.
Not what socio economic class or race you were born into to.

You.
You.
You.
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Thanks for exemplifying this Michael.

How did he overcome you ask?

The old fashioned way:
Hard work and unending discipline.
A willingness to meet challenges head-on, not sitting back and waiting for others to take control of his life.

Making our deficits into strengths.
Is that not what it’s all about in the end?

Yes Michael, You made a splash alright, and the ripple is being felt around the Universe.

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“What do you want more than anything now that you made Olympic history”?, he was asked.
Phelps’ biggest craving

A big fat cheeseburger and fries, he said.

Heh. All American boy or what?

You got cravings for junk food Michael?
I got three words for ya hun.

GO FOR IT.

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An American Carol: HollywooD TakeS on the Left

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Zucker’s latest movie, An American Carol, is unlike anything that has ever come out of Hollywood.

It is a frontal attack on the excesses of the American left from several prominent members of a growing class of Hollywood conservatives.

Until now, conservatives in Hollywood have always been too few and too worried about a backlash to do anything serious to challenge the left-wing status quo.

The first assistant director breaks the silence.

“Action!”

The set jumps to life. Two young men–both terrorists–enter the station. They are surprised to see a security checkpoint manned by two NYPD officers. “I’ll need to see your bag, please,” says one of the officers. The lead terrorist glances nervously at his friend and swings his backpack down from his shoulder to present it to the cops. Just as the officer pulls on the zipper, however, a small army of ACLU lawyers
marches up to the policemen with a stop-search order. The cops look at each other and shrug their shoulders. “This says we can’t search their bags.”

The young men are relieved. They smile fiendishly as they walk toward the crowded platform. As the lead terrorist once again slips the backpack over his shoulder, he mutters his appreciation.

“Thank Allah for the ACLU.”

Hollywood Takes on the Left

Zucker was still nominally a Democrat when George W. Bush was elected in 2000. “Then 9/11 happened, and I couldn’t take it anymore,” he says. “The response to 9/11–the right was saying this is pure evil we’re facing and the left was saying how are we at fault for this? I think I’d just had enough. And I said ‘I quit.’”

The holiday in An American Carol is not Christmas and the antagonist is not Ebenezer Scrooge. Instead, the film follows the exploits of a slovenly, anti-American filmmaker named Michael Malone, who has joined with a left-wing activist group (Moovealong.org) to ban the Fourth of July.

“This will not be hard to find in Hollywood,” says one. “They all hate America.”

The entire film is an extended rebuttal to the vacuous antiwar slogan that
“War Is Not the Answer.” Zucker’s response, in effect: “It Depends on the Question.”

Booyah David Zucker!!

Anyone ready for movie night? You come..I’ll supply the popcorn.
Buttered, with toffee or chocolate covered.

Let’s go see this flick: en masse.

How feeble that Hollywood stars and starlets see their role as political spokespersons to begin with.

When they’re not getting their next botox fix, or throwing up their last meal, they are out in full form trashing G.W.B. & Co.
Not trashing Sadaam Hussein.
Not trashing Osama bin Laden.
Not trashing Achmadinjeehad.

Not even trashing Hugo Chavez.

For a deplorably large number of Hollywood self proclaimed elitists, the reality of life in a repressive dictatorship is totally lost on them.

That’s why Hussein Obama can be so enamoured of Hugo Chavez, who among Hollywood types, can cast himself as a man of the people and laughably, even a friend of democracy.

Congressional Democrats, who ally themselves with the Lefty Hollywood America haters are the ones who are holding the Congress and therefore our entire nation hostage, by supporting their own anti-family, anti morality and anti anything that smacks of “Judeo-Christian values” agendas.

That society reveres them so much is preposterous.

These affluent, Limo koolaid drinkin Lefties, because of their priviledged circumstances, can’t see the world through the same lenses as us plebians.
They display disdain and complete intolerance for conservatives, even their fellow actors.

Their idea of the ultimate obscenity is saying our President’s name.

Heaven help you if you refuse to walk in lockstep with the rest of the industry.

Well, David Zucker.
Fear not.

We know Hollywood is a facist left-wing business that does not tolerate dissent.

How many times has an actor or actress, who didn’t tow the party line been told: You’re simply “not what we were looking for …You’re just not right for the part”.

Sure, your’e not: They were looking for a bleeding heart liberal.

But, but, but, Artists are all ’bout freedom of expression and pushing boundaries right? Ha.

No doubt the truth and facts, as you portray them Mr. Zucker, and the laughs at the expense of our sworn enemies…will send the lefty, military-bashing, kaffiah wearing actors twits scurrying back to their limos.

And not a moment too soon.

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DesigneR Bandaids Indeed

Friday, August 15th, 2008

WHEN Nicholas James Brown prepares to go out for cocktails at the Tribeca Grand or to a clambake in the Hamptons, he sticks on a few boldly patterned Band-Aids by the Brazilian fashion designer Alexandre Herchcovitch.
To Mr. Brown, 24, who works at Esquire magazine in New York, the colorful strips are an important accessory, and he’s careful to coordinate them with his Kris Van Assche sweater or his Balenciaga bag. He generally wears one on his left hand or arm and balances it out with two or three on his right leg.

He doesn’t put them on his face because, he said, “I don’t want people thinking, ‘What happened?’ ” And if anyone does ask what he’s done to himself to need all of those bandages?

“I’ll lie and say, ‘I have a cut,’ ” he said.
It’s No Boo-Boo: Bandages as Fashion Accessories
Mr. Herchcovitch’s designs for the Band-Aid brand hit the shelves of Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles last month. Within a week, 120 boxes sold out, at $10 each.

Heck. Treat those minor cuts, scrapes and scratches in style!
Purdy bandaids. They’re not just for kids anymore.

Leave it to the Fashionistas to ensure that your cuts won’t be embarrassed to leave the house this summer.

Are there any trends emerging in marketing that folks just won’t go along with?

Then again, why heal those little wounds with those old sanitary looking band-aids when you got fashion, striped, neon or plaid bandages?

How about these for the guys eh? Heh.kissani.gif

CSI anyone?

Just in time for the Olympics. Ha.biggrin.gif

So forget all about those pesky gladiator sandal viking.gif induced blisters…get a matching bandaid and you’re good to go.rotfl.gif

And most of all, don’t forget to match them up with your spankin brand new “environmentally healthy” shirt or jeans with their healthy percentages of organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo of course.

What say Y’all?

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Confiscate ALL Korans FirsT DudeS

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

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Note the fictitious country called “Palestine” on the map:

Dozens of Israelis who have passed through the Arava border crossing during the last few days were given a choice,
either turn over all items that carry Jewish symbols or be denied entry into Jordan.

The reason? According to the Jordanians it is nothing more than a security precaution.
Israeli tourists asked to hand over Jewish paraphernalia
“The Jewish symbols will make it easier on terrorist elements to identify Israelis” a Jordanian official explained.

Following the increase in complaints both the Foreign Ministry and the Israeli embassy in Amman plan to appeal to the Jordanian authorities in order to ease the restrictions

“It must be understood that this decision stems from a genuine desire to keep the Israeli tourists safe”, said a source in the ministry. “There is no anti-Semitic sentiment (behind the decision), just the desire to protect tourists the best that they can”.

So confiscating Psalms and Jewish Holy Books in an Arab country is justifiable eh?
Protecting tourists? Ha.

Wait. I have an idea.

If Jordan wants to protect Israelis so much, howzabout they begin by arresting known terrorists that are sheltered in Jordan instead of hassling innocent Jews eh?

Guess what Israelis?
This is just their “not so subtle way” of telling you ..that You are not welcome. Youre’s smart. You do the Math. einstein.gif

Try confiscating a Kooran anywhere on planet earth..and then justify it, Uh huh.rotfl.gif

And in case, you were unaware:
Jews are prohibited from buying land in Jordan. Oh..and that’s the Arab country they actually have a peace treaty with.

Better yet………

If Jordan truly wants to stop terrorism, how about they give these fictictious people now known as ‘Palestinians’ their Jordanian citizenship back and while they’re at ………. offer them generous relocation packages to move BACK to Jordan, where they came from and belong.

No “offensive” Jewish yarmulkes or hanging tzizit there.
Only trendy face coverings and scarfs…the latest in Hollywood in case ya haven’t heard:
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On second thought……………Transfer ever last Arab from Israel…. For the same um…”security reasons”.

Imagine: No more suicide/homicide bombs, no more babies in Sderot killed, and suddenly bulldozing won’t be considered a fatal profession.

Europe and the Netherlands opened its doors to Muzlims:bombaniu-uddy.gif

See what happened:

Is America next?

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Weird NameS for ChildreN?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Doozie of the DaY: Lars Tegenfeldt

Lines that ought to be jokes but are dead serious.

Angel’s doozie of the day:

“There is nothing negative about a name like Coca-Cola or McDonald’s today. In the 1970s, maybe it was.”
(Lars Tegenfeldt)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish authorities say parents can now name their newborns “Budweiser” or “Metallica” if they so wish.

For decades, Swedish tax authorities had banned parents from naming their children after fast food chains, rock bands or their favorite brand of beer.

But tax authority spokesman Lars Tegenfeldt says the guidelines have been relaxed.

He says “there is nothing negative about a name like Coca-Cola or McDonald’s today. In the 1970s, maybe it was.”

Sweden relaxes rules on givings kids unusual names
Still, authorities are drawing the line at giving children swear words for names. And forget about naming your child God, Allah or Devil.

Does the word social handicap mean anything to ya Lars?
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Perhaps you overlooked this little ditty:
NZ judge orders ‘odd’ name change

A judge in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated – Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing.
He attacked a trend of giving children bizarre names, citing several examples.

Officials had blocked S-ex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed.

One mother wanted to name her child O.crnia using text language, but was later persuaded to use Oceania, he said.

To say these parents exercise poor judgement would be a masterpiece of understatement.

The extreme narcissism involved in choosing a weird, bizarre name for a child is only overshadowed by the stupidity and selfishness of the act.

Last time I checked, purposely subjecting a child to lifelong ridicule is abusive.

Selecting a name for your baby can be challenging. Do you prefer classical or more modern? Traditional or a bit avant garde?

But what allegedly loving parent sets up their child with a social disability and a handicap for the rest of their lives, totally unnecessarily?

Look no farther than Hollyweirdoes to observe eccentricity of names.

Apple: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

Brooklyn: David and Victoria Beckham

Heaven: Lil’ Mo –also mother to God’Iss Love Stone

Ireland: Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger

Moon Unit: Frank Zappa —also father to Dweezil and Diva Muffin

Guess they ran out of Biblical names eh?

These parents predictably fail in exercising the first and most important task of parenthood: actually caring for and protecting your child.

When did naming a child become flippant and why is it acceptable to create a hurdle for their child’s future life.

What’s your name kid? Violence S-ex Fruit. issuesani.gif

Sooo..”there is nothing negative about a name like Coca-Cola or McDonald’s today”?
Uh huh.

Yea. Good luck with trying to obtain a passport.

For some historical background: Swedish Naming Practices

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Racism, Sexism and the Other Ism’s

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Spain’s Basketball Federation has published a good luck advert for their men’s team, the world champions, in which they stand pulling at the sides of their eyes in a slit-eyed gesture.

There is no obvious intention to upset their Olympic hosts in Beijing, but the irresponsible picture is likely to cause controversy and could be interpreted so as to lead to accusations of racism.

Olympics: Spain basketball team pictured in controversial pose

Where does humor end and racism begin?

Racism seems to connote when there is malice involved, does it not?
Is it never acceptable to mock, mimic or poke fun at others different than ourselves?

“White people” have long been thought to be the ones responsible for keeping the blacks down, even now. That belief gave carte blanche to poke fun at “crackers” and “whitey”, insisting whitebread had better laugh along with the perennial put downs.

Some go so far as to say “white people”, as a generalization is racist in and of itself.

Why is it socially acceptable and cool if your skin is brown and you’re “down” like one of da bros – to rant ’bout “nappy hair” or “hoes” till da cows come home and never be accused of using negative stereotypes toward white or black women?

When did it become acceptable to tease when the joke teller is of the ethnic group, religion, gender or minority themselves?

Women have been the brunt of hurtful, even inciteful humor since the dawn of civilization.
Women themselves participate in their own self effacement.

Jokes habitually target womens’ bodies or anatomy. These derogatory comments are supposed to be ‘all in jest’…. no matter how personal or crude.

To accept race-based or anti woman humor as innocent and all in fun… is to step down a very, dangerous path.
Making fun of Jews or women due to physical or ethnic idiosyncrasies was within acceptable limits in our culture.

The consequences, however, were generations of Jews and women who saw insulting them as accepted social behavior, which they begain to even partake in themselves.

Wouldn’t you agree that routine ridicule of women, (and it is routine), or the prejudicial singling out of racial groups is what should give us pause?

Then again, How about using humor to drive the point home?

Have the unending depictions and ridicule of Christianity not pushed the limits of good taste over and over again?

After all…What are the origins of prejudice?

Thousands of generations ago, we were nomadic, even tribal beings. Suspicion of and scuffles with other tribes were essential in maintaining tribal boundaries and preserving hunting grounds to ensure the future of ones kinfolk.

We are a product of this evolution, are we not.
Suspicion and notions of mistrust of others who are “different” is quite normal and natural.

Thankfully, most of us have evolved and developed the intelligence to understand our history, as well as the social structures which permit us to break down “tribal” barriers without the need to first club each other over the head.

Just picture two friends, (or yourself for that matter) who have broken down these barriers that may have existed. They can tell each other jokes that refer to the other’s “tribal” differences, without either one losing their heads.
It’s all about security and trust.

Notice, I said ‘most of us’.
Apparently, some never laugh.

However, if whites, women, Jews and Christians are fair game…………….
Why are we silenced when trying to laugh at Muzlims or Arabs?
Can we not snicker at the bloodthirsty monsters who call themselves Ham-ASS, or, occasionally snort at the compliant stooges who call themselves “moderates”, who never speak out against terrorism by their brethren and truly hate the “West”?

Is not all fair in love and jest?
Just askin.

And now……….

Funny?

Not funny?

Chinese

Thug lover

Hussein Obama fan

Aussie

Italian

Irish

Heh. What say y’all, my funny friends?

Olympics Volleyball: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh’s BodieS

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Today,………..Bush paid another visit to the American athletes, watching the women warm up for softball, regretting the disappearance of that sport from the next Olympics

“It’s good for the world to have girls playing softball and these women are going to show young girls how to win” and trying his hand, so to speak, at volleyball.

Pres. Bush declines to slap Misty May-Treanor’s bikinied butt

Bush knuckled off a couple of lobs, but defending gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh gave the chief executive some pointers.

Then after a good play, in the tradition of female volleyballers,
May-Treanor turned, bent over slightly and offered her bikinied rear-end for the 43rd president to slap.

“Mr. President,” she said, “want to?”

Want to has nothing to do with it in public life.

As the son of a president, a husband of nearly 37 years, the father of two daughters, the subject of some attempted tabloid exposes and a seasoned political veteran, who is not a female athlete but knows that every camera for a half-mile is trained on him, Bush wisely chose instead to brush his hand across the small of May-Treanor’s back.

Edited version of Misty May-Treanor extended her back side to the President of the United States:

No. It’s not cute. No. It’s not “all in good fun.”
The President of the United States deserves respect, as does his wife and two daughters.

Female volleyball medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh’s bodies are splattered all over the internet in their barely there bikinis hugging our President today.

Do you suppose they could have grabbed a cover-up before taking a picture with the President of the United States of America?
The shame of it all is that it wouldn’t even occur to them.

Female modesty has suffered a tragic death in popular culture.

Try to find information on female modesty and you will get this:

Is there no happy medium between this horrid misogyny and our carefree denial of the honor due the female body?

Mr. President says: “..these women are going to show young girls how to win”.

They’re apparently going to show young girls how to disrespect themselves, and teach men how to do so as well.

Now before the men start ranting about how American and cool it is to admire human female anatomy (in this case– the back end of it), and before the women start defending how “innocent” and sweet” this all this….

Stop to think: …………….with your Minds, that is.

A bit of background:

The first Olympics are held in ancient Greece. Women are excluded.

Thousands of years later…………………..

The Amateur Sports Act was passed in 1978. It required the United States Olympic Committee and its National Governing Bodies for each sport to operate in a nondiscriminatory manner.

It wasn’t until Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that a federal law prohibited sex discrimination in any educational program or activity at any educational institution.

Meaning: They required that women and men be provided an equitable opportunity to participate in sports.

One of Title IX’s purpose’s was to create the same opportunity and quality of treatment for female athletes as is afforded male athletes.

While participation of women has quadrupled over the last few decades, respect and “quality of treatment” of women has plummeted to an all time low in society.

Cheerleaders, which are nothing but young, “firm” girls and women sexualizing themselves, have always been considered a “publicity service”, and well……..it’s all about ratings.

S-ex appeals to men…and men………..bring up the ratings.

Math anyone?

What is the Amercian dream of an athlete at the Olympics?
Why do we root for them?

Because we believe that hard work, discipline and self-reliance should be rewarded.
It is one of our cultures central ideologies.

If Sports competitions are truly about talent, self-determination and individuality, why the focus on female anatomy again and again and again?

Could it be the clothing women insist on wearing less of year after year after year?

It’s unnecessary. It’s crude. It’s cheap. And it cheapens the sport and the flag they play under.

Who designs these “uniforms” for women that do nothing less than allow most of their body parts to hang out. And why.

Ratings. For whom..why men of course.

Let’s make sure men never forget that it’s not about the tennis prowess, the basketball skill, the volleyball expertise, the swimming proficiency, the skiing dexterity, the gymnastic competency.
It’s all about “her body”, and how much sexuality she exuuuudes.

Nowhere is this self exploitation more evident than in Hollywood’s many manipulations of what is beautiful and how women should look.

But in Sports?


Women have historically been marginalized or completely excluded from organized sports.
Women were told that they do not possess the appropriate aspects of masculinity, are lacking in physical strength and self-confidence.

Now that they have broken some barriers, women are told it is all about “empowerment.”

“Female empowerment” within popular culture is a joke.
The eroticized female body is the sole image that is acceptable.

Women’s sports are blatantly using sex appeal to sell their players. Careers of tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Anna Kournikova (can she even play anymore?) are based almost entirely on how sexy they are.And what they “wont be wearing” at the next match.

Being ogled and lusted after.
Is that the goal of an Olympian athlete these days?

Indeed. Let us consider the ways in which representations of women in sports and individual athletes have evolved over time:

Cheerleaders in the 1950′s:

Women’s basketball:

Women’s baseball:

Target Practice:

Hockey:

Running:

Swimming:

Tennis:

Golf:

Notice how all these activities can be done dressed. Go figure.

Women compromise the honor they were given, as human beings created in the image of God, when they encourage men to view them as sexual objects.

Women now have the “right” to wear, or not wear whatever they want. And apparently, are excercising that one to the max.

What will Misty May-Treanor be remembered for ultimately?
Her athletic ability? Her strength? Her skill? Her medal?
No.
Her butt.

How adorable.

Someday, I suspect, this will come back to haunt her…………. and all women who were cheapened by her actions, and intelligent enough to realize just how much.

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Olympics in China? DeaD WronG

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Fans worldwide are breathlessly waiting for their team, for their “favorites” to ceremonially enter the arena.

Despite our joy for the achievements of the athletes participating; those of us with a conscience know deep down, on some gut level– something is deeply wrong here.

The International Olympic Committee’s decision to award the Olympics Games to Beijing did so despite China’s horrific and appalling human rights record, or lack of.

Why praytell should a Communist one-party state warrant the right, or should I say “privilege” of hosting the Olympics?

Survey finds 48% believe U.S. political officials should not attend the opening ceremony due to China’s poor human rights record.

70% Believe IOC Was Wrong to Award Olympic Games to China

Human Rights Flagrant Violations?

Here are just a handful:
Free Speech

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is planning to lobby the Chinese Government to improve internet access after the Chinese Olympic Committee declared it will censor the internet during the Games.
IOC to challenge internet censorship in Beijing
A key platform of Beijing’s successful Olympic bid was to improve human rights and provide media freedom during the event.

Internet access is very slow in Beijing and many websites including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are currently blocked.

Torture
Torture of prisoners and detainees is endemic in Chinese detention centers and throughout their prisons.
See China Human Rights Fact Sheet for all the gruesome details.

Lack of Judicial Independence and Due Process

We won’t even delve into Beijing’s notoriously bad air pollution.
Leave that to the ever so silent Greeny Leftys to shout about. In case they forgot….Pollution was one of the reasons China lost the 1993 bid to host the 2000 Olympics.

So, where are the Global Warming freakazoids now?

Abuse of Women:

China – At first, her husband used his fists.
Soon it got worse, much worse.
Beatings became kicks. Swearing at her was common. Silence more so. In the end, he came at her with a butcher knife as she lay on a hospital bed.

In China, a custom of spousal abuse

Women commonly are victims in their own house, and their suicide rates are startling. There are signs of change in cities, but rural life is marked by brutality.

Abduction and Trafficking of Women:

Trafficking and sale of women as brides or into prostitution is a serious problem in certain parts of China, and Chinese women have been sold into brothels in Southeast Asia.”

The list goes on and on my friends.

The farce of it all is that China simply has a twisted desire to place itself in the global spotlight, while hoping that no one will focus on the nation’s unforgivable flaws.

And we are handing her that undeserved gift.

Offering their corrupt leaders this prestige-building extravaganza. For what?

The Olympics apolitical? Hardly.

I don’t expect most countries to make concern over human rights a top priority, but I certainly expect nothing less from the United States.

We, my sweet friends, if no one else in this God forsaken world : should make a stand.

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“BuggY” for Socialized Medicine: NoT

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

The cleanliness of most NHS hospitals in England is threatened by frequent invasions of rats, fleas, bedbugs, flies and cockroaches, a report claims.

‘Hospitals ‘infested with vermin’

One had wasps in a neo-natal unit, and flying ants on the main wards, while another reported rats in their maternity unit, and wasps in operating theatres.

A children’s A&E was infested with flies, and main wards were also home to mice, silverfish, biting insects and beetles.
Other common problems included bedbugs, fleas and cockroaches.
“If these hospitals were restaurants they would be closed down and out of business.”

Ah yes Demopaths…We want socialized medicine too.
Indeed. A mouse in every bed.

After all..it sure is simple to blindly agree with a meaningless campaign promise such as “Affordable Health Care for All”, isn’t it? What’s a few bugs to work out eh?

G’head, Let the Government continue to exceed its charter of protecting it’s citizens by abusing their taxing power to “rob from Peter to help poor little lazy Paul”.

How can the Democrap leftys possibly morally justify using the police power of the State to redistribute the wealth of individuals. Oh wait…morality…never mind.

Hard working Americans are flat out crazed from watching government forcibly take from one who has earned it and handing it to another who hasn’t.

The drawbacks are stupendous:

Aside from the rodents………

People who receive “free”, otherwise known as “taxpayer-funded” health care have zero incentive to conserve their health care dollars.
So why not go to the ER or doctor’s office several times a month?

After all, all ya gotta do is request “free” prescriptions for over-the-counter medications..and bingo..cha ching. Paid for…by you and me.

Doctors lose incentive. Isn’t that natural?
With no motivation to provide quality care, both doctors and nurses oftentimes leave government-monopolized countries for better opportunities elsewhere, and rightfully so. Shortages ensue.

The quality of “free” health care stinks. And we all know it.

It ultimately destroys our Freedom.

While the kool aid drinkers don’t seem to mind blindly supporting a system that bequeaths more and more power on politicians and bureaucrats, they deny that their orders are now from those with the most money.

Guess who that will be friends?

Not you.
Not I.

The good ole Government.

The NHS:

Three national services (for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) were established by separate pieces of legislation and began operating on 5 July 1948.

Decades of shortages, misery and suffering was what ensued until 1989.
It was then that some market-based health care competition was thankfully reintroduced into Britian.

So…Keep your socialized medicine…along with your mice, silverfish, biting insects and beetles. mmmkay? bugs.jpg

Countries who have some sort of Socialized Medicine:

By the way, the bedbugs, fleas and cockroaches are free too.bug-eat.gif

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Fulbright or “Not so Bright” Palis nixed

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

The US government as a “safety precaution” revoked visas it had issued to four Palestinian recipients of prestigious Fulbright fellowships, the State Department said Tuesday.

US revokes visas to Palestinian Fulbright scholars

“We did what we call a prudential revocation of their visas, which is a safety precaution that we undertake to make sure that all potentially relevant facts about an alien are thoroughly explored before we admit that alien to the United States.”

If y’all recall Condi Rice had been infuriated when State Department officials canceled the Fulbright scholarships of Palestinian students whom Israel had refused to let leave Gaza for their visa interviews…….absolutely infuriated.

Condhimmi, defending the “Not so Bright” Palis who represent Ham-ASS with their Mickey Mouse Charter calling for the total annihilation of Israel.fireani-dy.gif
Go Condi. Yea.

Their own precious Arab League in 1950 (after the 1948 defeat by Israel whom they um..attacked) resolved that no Arab State should grant the so called “PALESTINIAN REFUGEES” Arab citizenship.

Hmmm…….. Condi..What do ya suppose the good ole Arab League knew about these people that led to them being kept in limbo for sixty years and an incessant burden upon the shoulders of the only democracy in the Middle East: Israel?

Our “pals” in Gaza:
Israeli soldier Liran Banai, in the southern town of Ashkelon.
March. 9, 2008. Banai, wounded by Gaza Muzlim terrorists in a border ambush, later died of his wounds.

But hey..Give em a State!

Comforting to have Pro-Palestinian Disciple Rice working for our government, isn’t it?
Working behind the scenes against all the principles of America`s security…all part of CondiLand.

Perhaps Mz. Secretary of State needs to be reminded that Israel, the United States or any other recognized sovereign nation has the right to implement restrictions based on security concerns and considerations.

These reflections can be applied even to those deemed “only students”.einstein.gif

In case it slipped her terrorist loving mind, the main obligation of the State is to protect its citizens first and foremost.

And just why do these Palis need to come to the U.S. to “get educated” anyway?
Can’t they take “Introduction to the Christain and Jew hating Kooran”, and “America and Israel Bashing 1.01″ at the nearest Ham-ASS University?

It might just behoove the Fulbright program to actually take notice of information about prospective “students” before shipping them off to America …but, hey……..we all remember some Muzlim flight “students” who never bothered learning how to land planes……………whom nobody reported and who proceeded to fly into the Twin Towers.
Might have been nice to have some “info” on them too, don’t ya think?

Shame on you Condi.
Truly.

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