Archive for: August 2008

August 27, 2008

Well, Now…

Filed under: Mideast,Society/Culture — Dennis @ 1:42 pm

this just might go a bit of a ways towards explaining how they seem to have a seemingly inexhaustible supply of boneheads willing to blow themselves to confetti…

BEIT AWWA, West Bank – A mentally disabled brother and sister are seeing the outside world after being kept in isolated rooms in a West Bank house for about 40 years.

Palestinian police found the two during a raid aimed at finding Hamas militants and criminals.

A police officer said Wednesday they heard unusual noises. When they investigated, they found the brother and sister. Villagers did not know they were there.

The family said they hid the two away because of the stigma a family faces if it has mentally disabled children. Also, they said, there were no institutions that could take them in.

A disabled rights activist said there are probably many other such cases, partly because of the common practice among Palestinians of first cousins marrying each other.

August 22, 2008

Is It Just Me…

Filed under: Crime & Punishment,Law & Order,WTF? — Dennis @ 7:38 pm

… or are crime and criminals just getting outright Goddamned weird these days?

Let’s face it, I always thought criminals (like their liberal excusemongers) were kooks to begin with, but this is getting bizarre, even by my standards.

First, there’s the guy in Calgary, who’s likely to end up responsible for the rest of us being saddled with a National Pooper-lid Registry®:

Cops say a man attacked early yesterday with the lid of a toilet tank suffered critical head injuries.

Last night he was clinging to life while police were trying to figure out why the attack at Cowboys Niteclub happened about 2 a.m., leaving with the man in his mid-20s unconscious on the floor.


Although the choice of weapon is unusual, Robitaille said he is not surprised by what a desperate criminal will do when motivated to unleash violence.

“It’s an improvised weapon, a weapon of opportunity,” Robitaille said.

“But it’s not a shock, people committed to perpetrating violence will amaze you at what they will (use) to injure another person.”

Charges are pending, he said.

Uh-huh. Okay, whatever.

Then there’s the question, what the hell do you do with a situation like this??…

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors are trying to decide how to jail and bring to court a nearly half-ton, bedridden woman accused of killing her 2-year-old nephew.

A grand jury on Thursday indicted Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, 27, on one count of first-degree murder and on one count of injury to a child in the death of Eliseo Gonzalez Jr. She previously had been charged with capital murder.

Rosales weighs nearly 1,000 pounds and cannot fit through a door to leave her home, leaving prosecutors wondering how to bring her to court.

I need a friggin’ drink….

August 17, 2008

A Buttload O’ Vids

Filed under: Politics,USA,Video — Dennis @ 10:58 am

The Saddleback ForumBy now, everybody and their dog knows that US Presidential hopefuls McCain and The Obamassiah® put in appearances at the “Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency” at Pastor Rick Warren’s southern California mega-church. Just about everybody figured that Obambi would be the one coming out of it looking, if not particularly good (he’s always in dangerous waters when not sticking to a script), at least better than McCain.

Surprise, surprise.

As much as I loathe him, I have so far found myself forced to concede that Senator O-Bananafanafofama almost always put on a better, more polished presentation before an audience than the grittier McCain. And the nature of the audience — a large crowd of Evangelical Christians — seemed to give the Obamassiah another advantage. As Byron York put it:

Obama can be remarkably polished in this sort of situation. Unlike other Democrats, he’s not afraid to hang out with evangelicals. McCain, on the other hand, can at times be cranky and take pleasure in irritating his base.

True words, but not gonna happen this time. In my opinion, McCain definitely came away with one in the win column last night.

Things kicked off with Obama first, and he performed pretty much like I expected him to: every question met with a slow-motion tap-dance of an answer custom tailored to what he thought the audience would want to hear. McCain, on the other hand, gave such rapid, shoot-from-the-hip answers that he drove Warren to quip that he was in danger of running out of questions. Where Obama tried to wiggle away from the subject, McCain charged in balls-first.

The bottom line: Obama came off as hesitant, stilted and rehearsed, while McCain looked like a man who didn’t need to think things over because he was saying exactly what is on his mind.

Not surprisingly, the whole damned world seems to be dissecting the entrails of last night’s event (most of them underwhelmed by Obambi), but I think I’ll just let you have a look and make up your own minds:

Obama Pt 1

McCain Pt 1

Just click the “more” link to see the rest of the vids… (more…)

August 13, 2008

A Public Service Announcement From…

Just a little something for those boneheads out there who just don’t get it yet (are ya listening, Wendy?)

August 10, 2008

Just Who The Hell ARE These Dolts??

Filed under: Canada,Law & Order,Nanny State,Stupidity — Dennis @ 12:20 pm

AsshatteryI know, I know… I barked about this the other day, but it doesn’t seem to be going away like I thought it would. How can it still be alive? I don’t know. But even for the Loopy Left, this is a new acme of asshattery.

The idea of a “national knife registry” used to be what us mean, nasty, gun-totin’ rednecks would bring up to ridicule the idiocy of the multi-billion waste of time known as the Farmer Bob Varmint Gun Registry®. That’s ALL it was. That’s all it was supposed to be! Period.

Well, it’s starting to look like some shitheads on the far left in parliament don’t even have the good sense to know when they’re being made fun of

Some of our parliamentarians have been getting a bit too much sun during their summer holidays.

That’s the only explanation for the discussion by some opposition MPs about the possible introduction of a knife registry, following the gruesome, fatal attack on a Greyhound bus passenger late last month.

A knife registry? Really? What would I have to declare, paring knives, a bread knife, the plastic knife I used to put tuna on crackers while I was having lunch at work the other day?

Sweet jumpin’ Jesus… It’s not just the TO Sun, either. It’s here and here and… you get the idea. 🙄

“Some of our parliamentarians.” “Some opposition MPs.” Who, damnit? WHO??? Who are these boneheads? Tell us who they are so we can give ’em the treatment they deserve. NOW.

August 9, 2008

“Don’t Look At Me…

Filed under: Canada,ELECTION??,Grits,Politics,Soc. Engineering — Dennis @ 9:53 am

… I don’t want a damn thing to do with it!”

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how, for a Natural Governing Party®, the danged Grits just can’t seem to find enough schmucks that want to… er, naturally govern? It seems that there are yet two more little Gritlets that want nothing to do with the Eternally Imminent Downfall Of The Aberration Of Conservative Government In Canada©. Oops.

Stephane Dion’s Green Shift may not have specific targets or goals on how it will impact reductions in greenhouse gases, according to critics of the plan, but the Conservatives are suggesting that the Liberal plan is reducing the number of Liberal candidates prepared to run in the next federal election.

In Prince Edward Island, one of the Liberal’s star candidates, Robert Morrissey has stepped aside as the candidate. A spokesperson for the Conservative Party Robin Sparrow stated today, ““The Liberals can deliver their talking points all they want but everyone knows the deal. You don’t win a hotly contested nomination meeting for a long-held Liberal riding and then just quit,’’ Sparrow said from Ottawa. Morrissey is clearly feeling the heat on the carbon tax and doesn’t want to campaign on raising the price of gas, home heating fuel and groceries.”

Both seem to be causing a bit of a micro-kerfuffle, but the one in Spudland seems to be the most interesting.

Long story short: the potential candidate basically said, “thanks; I’m honoured and all, but I’ve got business opportunities that I’m chasing down right now.” Some other folks, like Peter MacKay, have wondered if maybe when faced with the thought of trying to spoonfeed a new bullshit tax to the Canadian public, he came up with other things that he’d rather do. Like sitting naked in a field in Skinner’s Pond in February, bashing his dingleberries with a claw hammer.

I think Peter’s got it figured out. Some guys just aren’t Liberal enough for that kind of masochism.

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