Sports and my thoughts

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Thoughts: Lost Liberty Hotel

I'd spend a week in this hotel if it comes to be.

Sign up if you would too

Sports: Steinbrenner starts firing

The first two people to get cut, Mike Stanton and Paul Qnantrill.

Veteran relievers Paul Quantrill and Mike Stanton appear to have pitched their last games for the Yankees. Hoping to make their bullpen younger, the Yankees could release or trade both on Thursday, the New York Times reported.

Quantrill and Stanton shook hands and exchanged hugs with teammates and club personnel after Wednesday night's rainout at Camden Yards. Quantrill would not comment after leaving the clubhouse, and Stanton said, "You can read between the lines."

According to the Times, Yankees manager Joe Torre kept the clubhouse closed to reporters for about 15 minutes after the game was called. He said he had spoken with general manager Brian Cashman about reducing the Yankees' pitching staff to 11 from 12.

On Wednesday, the Yankees promoted the right-hander Jason Anderson from Triple-A Columbus and sent down outfielder Kevin Reese. The move gave the team 12 pitchers, and it was necessary for two reasons: Wednesday's scheduled starter, Mike Mussina, was ill, and setup man Tom Gordon was unavailable after working two innings Tuesday.


Not really suprised, both pitchers have sucked this year.

Thoughts: Saddam wants to sue the UK Sun

Over the pictures of him in his tighty whities. So how do you respond to such an outragious statement?



That is just classic.

Sports: Wake the stopper

Redsox really needed a win last night, so Wake delivers with a 5-2 win over the Indians. I didn't get to watch it, so I didn't catch everything, instead I listened to it at work yesterday and didn't have a chance to blog about it til now. I saw a statistic about Wakefield last night on Sportscenter, he is something like 7-2 when Mirrabelli catches him and 0-4 when Varytek catches him, coincidence maybe? But I find it odd that every other pitcher in the league improves with Tek except Wake.

I can see why he wants Mirrabelli to catch for him though, Belli hit another homer for the Sox last night, which he seems to do everytime he catches Wake.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sports: Sheffield won't go

Sheffield said today even if he was traded he wouldn't go to the Mets.

Gary Sheffield does not want to play for the Mets or any team other than the Yankees this season.

"I'm not going anywhere," Sheffield told The New York Times on Wednesday. The Yankees and Mets reportedly were in discussions about a possible Sheffield-for-Mike Cameron swap.

"If I have to go somewhere, I won't go," the Yankees' slugger told The Times. "If they said 'wouldn't you want to get paid', I'd say 'I've got plenty of money.' I'm not playing nowhere else, I can promise you that."

Sheffield is signed through 2006 and does not have a no-trade clause in his contract. He signed a three-year, $39 million contract in December 2003.

The Yankees reportedly are interested in upgrading their defense by placing Cameron in center. The Mets would add another powerful bat to the middle of their order with Sheffield, who plays right field for the Yankees.


I don't blame him thinking this, I wouldn't want to go to a loosing team from a winning team either, but I do blame him for saying this to the media.

But hopefully this just adds to the negativity in the Yankees club house. I want to see dissent from everyone and an implosion. Maybe with all these trade talks the players will get mad at each other and start playing even worse.

Hey a Redsox fan can hope can't he?

Sports: What to do if you are the Yankees?

Steinbrenner met with his top advisors for 5 hours to try and figure that very question out.

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner met with his top advisers for five hours Tuesday, examining ways to improve the struggling team. The session came one day Steinbrenner issued a statement saying his "patience is a little short" and "the players have to want to win as much as I do."

New York general manager Brian Cashman said the meeting focused on "ways to be better."

"That's the bottom line ... as simple as that," Cashman said. "Obviously, we've under performed at this stage. We're looking to improve on what we've got. That's it. These meeting happen in the spring, in the midseason and the winter. We're always looking for solutions to try and be better everyday."


They are only 5.5 games out of first and have been playing like crap all year. All the people who say they should sell everything to prepare themselves for the next few years are idiots. Granted I would love for George to give up on this year and eat his $200 million payroll. I would love for that to happen, but he would be stupid to do that.

Even if you concede the AL East, to the Redsox, which I haven't done yet. Look who they are chasing for the wild card, Minnesota, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Texas. And they are only 4 games back of the Twins. I think they can make those 4 games back no problem and lead the wild card by the end of the year.

I've heard rumors about the Yankees traded Sheffield to the Mets for Cameron and Cairo, if I were the Yankees I would do that trade in a heart beat. They have enough fire power to beat up on teams with out Sheffield in their line up but the one thing they are missing is defense. And center field is probably their worst position which Cameron could fill.

Getting Cameron would do two things for the Yankees. One it would sure up their defense, their outfield has been horrendous this year. Matsui has been hurt and their other outfielders can't play a lick of defense. Sheffield is old and Womack doesn't belong on the field. He should just be a situational pitch running. Two Cameron would make the pitching staff better and give the pitchers more confidence. When the ball is hit in the outfield right now I grin with joy because half the time it is an error, miss judged, and becomes a hit.

The last thing the Yankees should do this year is give up, they are still in the race. Of course if all goes well they will be 12 back from the Redsox and the wild card by July 31st and sell their players, but I think that is wishful thinking.

Thoughts: You can bet on anything now adays

I'll put $100.00 that Hillary doesn't win in 08.

Odds that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) will win the White House in 2008 have improved greatly -- at least in the underworld of online betting, ROLL CALL reports.

At the Web-based sports book, SportsInteraction.com, Clinton's odds of occupying the White House in 2008 have improved to 5-1. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani follows with 7-1 odds of winning the presidency in 2008, ahead of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), who fetched 9-1 odds.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is fourth with 13-1 odds, followed by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) with 15-1 odds. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is last on the SportsInteraction.com Web site, with 41-1 odds of winning the White House in 2008.

Thoughts: Sweet, sweet revenge

Well I have to admit, this would bring in more tax revenue and would benefit the town.
Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land. Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner. On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home. Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land. The proposed development, called "The Lost Liberty Hotel" will feature the "Just Desserts Café" and include a museum, open to the public, featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. Instead of a Gideon's Bible each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged." Clements indicated that the hotel must be built on this particular piece of land because it is a unique site being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans. "This is not a prank" said Clements, "The Towne of Weare has five people on the Board of Selectmen. If three of them vote to use the power of eminent domain to take this land from Mr. Souter we can begin our hotel development."

If these judges want to continue to continue to remove our freedoms we should keep on doing things like this to the justices. If the 5 selectman vote no to the hotel, people should try to take the other Supreme Court Justice's houses.

Maybe after they get abused enough they will realize howunconstitutionall their rulings really are. This country was founded on freedom, taking away a persons freedom to private property is just wrong. It is bad enough the Government can already tell me what I can do and not do on my own property, now they can just take my property if someone else says they can make more tax revenue on such property.

I think I am going to go around my town and find a plot of land I like. Go to my local Selectman and say I want that property and I will build a bigger house and which will create more revenue for the town and state and demand they vote on it. How ridiculous does that sound? If you think that is normal you should probably move to Canada....

This is why it is so important to vote Conservatives into office. With liberal judges making laws instead of ruling on law it is even more important today to have conservatives in elected offices now today than ever before. Every state needs to make it law that states can't take land by eminent domain just to then give it to another private citizen. That just leads to problems and it is unconstitutional.

The main reason I voted and supported President Bush was this issue, judges. It is important we get judges who support the Constitution and rule of law in the courts. There is a lot Bush has done and said I don't agree with but Bush will appoint the kind of judges I think should be ruling on cases like this. If Kerry was elected in 04 he would just appoint more liberal judges who like to create law instead of ruling on law.

Update

Walter Williams explains the issue better than I ever could.

Sports: Absolutly disgusting

I can't believe the Redsox lost last night. They were up 8-5 in the 6th inning and their bulpin decided to blow the game again.... Timlin gave up a few runs and then Foulke came in and gave up a grandslam in the 9th to Travis Hafner. I just can't believe they ended up loosing. The Redsox really need to win games like this when they go into the 9th with the lead. There is no excuse for loosing this game other than Foulke sucks.

The Orioles and Yankees continue to beat on each other, this time the Orioles won. Atleast they keep on beating each other, but when they play each other we will have to win our games to stay ahead of who ever wins. And gain that much more ground on which ever team looses.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Thoughts: Miss Redneck America

The Miss Amant has found a new home, Country Music Television.

The Miss America Organization and cable's Country Music Television have reached a multiyear deal to telecast the Miss America Pageant, which has been seeking a broadcast home since being dumped by ABC last fall after years of declining ratings.

Under the deal, announced Monday, CMT will broadcast the pageant in January 2006 and retain telecast rights through 2007, with options through 2011. Further details were not immediately available.


For the talent compitition I think all the girls should have to sing country music songs.

Sports: Why I love Renteria

Because he is selfless and will do what ever it takes to win. Even if it means

switching posistions.

Many people took notice of the relationship between Colombia-born shortstop Edgar Renteria and Dominican-born shortstop Hanley Ramírez, including the Red Sox manager.

''Edgar Renteria has done a great job of making him feel wanted," Terry Francona said in March. ''It's nice to see."

Yesterday, Renteria made his most interesting -- and selfless -- gesture yet toward the 21-year-old prospect. Ramírez was on hand yesterday -- just visiting during a day off for his Portland team -- and while discussing the Double A phenom, Renteria, without prompting, said he'd be willing to give up his position when Ramírez is ready for the big leagues.

''His talent is incredible," Renteria said. ''When you see someone you like, you're happy for them, you want them to play well. I don't mind that he plays my position. He has the talent to play, if there are ways for him to make it -- for him to move to another position or me to move to another position."

Why didn't Jeter say the same thing? Probably because he is an egotistical asshole who wouldn't give up his position to a far superior short stop in A-rod. Having A-rod at short would make the Yankees a better team over all.

People like Renteria are excatly the kind of players I want on the Redsox. Much like Wakefield who will do anything to help this team win, whether it be starting or relieving, he will do what ever is asked for him. I highly doubt Nomar would have gave up his position at short stop for Hanley Ramirez if we asked him to.

This is the reason why the Patriots are so succesful they put their team ahead of their own personally gains. The more the Redsox get players like Wakefield and Renteria the more I think we will win.

Thoughts: Saddam and terrorist links

Sports: AL East round up

Last night the Redsox got shut out by the Indians. And they just looked horrible. Millwood pitched the best game I saw him pitch this year, looked unhittable. Arroyo actually pitched good, they gave him 2 unearned runs, but really it should be 4. Sizemore's homerun went off Nixon's glove which gave it the extra bounced to get over the fence. Just a horrible game....

The Orioles and Yankees were playing each other and the got another come from behind win. It won't be long until the Yankees are in second place chasing the Redsox. I absolutly hate the Yankees, all I want to see is them loose.

Redsox are still ahead of the Orioles by 2.5 for the AL East lead.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Sports: Who to root for?

Yankees or Baltimore?

Easy, I have two favorite teams, the Redsox and who ever is playing the Yankees....

Lets go Baltimore.

Thoughts: What a great way to gain support

By bashing Abe Lincoln, that should get Sen Barach Obama far in this country....

Sen. Barack Obama sees parallels between Abraham Lincoln's life and his own, but he says the nation's 16th president might not have envisioned a black man occupying the seat he now holds.

Obama, who occupies the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois that Lincoln lost to Stephen Douglas in 1858, wrote about how Lincoln shaped his life in an upcoming special issue of Time magazine.

"In Lincoln's rise from poverty, his ultimate mastery of language and law, his capacity to overcome personal loss and remain determined in the face of repeated defeat - in all this, he reminded me not just of my own struggles. He also reminded me of a larger, fundamental element of American life - the enduring belief that we can constantly remake ourselves to fit our larger dreams," Obama wrote in a package dubbed 'Uncovering the Real Abe Lincoln,' on newsstands Monday.

"I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator," Obama said. "As a law professor and civil rights lawyer and as an African-American, I am fully aware of his limited views on race. Anyone who actually reads the Emancipation Proclamation knows it was more a military document than a clarion call for justice."


Yup, lets bash the man who freed the slaves. That just goes to show you how much these wacko liberals hate Republicans. Even if they free blacks from years of slavery, they really aren't that good.

Sports/Thoughts: Goes under both categories I guess

MLB still owns the Washington Nationals, so at some point someone has to be buy it. Leading candidate to buy the Nationals seems to be George Soros. Who happens to be a billionaire wacko who has said he would have spent his entire fortune to unseat President Bush. If Soros does purchase the Nationals, leading Republicans fear this might hurt MLB.

Despite the Washington Nationals' successful start to the season, to some Capitol Hill Republicans there is a dark cloud on the Nats' horizon: the potential that their newly adopted home team could be purchased by billionaire financier George Soros! Soros has joined an ownership bid being led by entrepreneur Jonathan Ledecky that is angling to take over the Nats, who are currently owned by Major League Baseball. ROLL CALL reports: Soros pumped more than $20 million in the last cycle into groups seeking to unseat President Bush and elect Democrats and relates that the very prospect that Soros could have a stake in the team is enough to irritate Congressional Republicans. "I think Major League Baseball understands the stakes," said Government Reform Chairman Tom Davis (R), who recently convened high-profile steroid hearings. Davis said that if a Soros sale went through, "I don't think it's the Nats that get hurt. I think it's Major League Baseball that gets hurt. They enjoy all sorts of exemptions' from anti-trust laws. Rep. John Sweeney (R-N.Y.), vice chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that covers the District of Columbia budget, said if Soros buys the team and seeks public funding for a new stadium or anything else, the GOP attitude would be, "Let him pay for it."


I don't agree with them. I don't think having Soros as an owner would hurt baseball at all. Especially not if he added payroll and made the Nationals more competitive then they already are, seeing that they are in first place this year at this point. If he does buy the team, more power to him.

I don't think most Republicans watch baseball and think of politics, if that was the case I'd be a Yankees fan. Seeing how Steinbrenner is a devoted Republican who has donated tons of money towards getting Republicans elected. And seeing how my team, the Boston Redsox, are opening liberal and supported a traitor to the nation in John Kerry.

I think most baseball fans are like me, they forget politics and just love the game.

Sports: AL East Sunday wrap up

Redsox won again scoring 12 runs against the Phillies. Bellhorn finally hit, went 3/4 with 4 runs and 3 RBIs. Manny hit his 19th career grandslam, which puts him 2nd all time to Lou Gerig.

The Orioles are falling apart, loosing again to the Braves. I knew it was only a matter of time until the Birds fell off the map and lost the AL East, they just didn't have the pitching to keep it up. Plus with all there injuries I'm amazed it they stayed in front this long.

And last but not least, the Yankees pulled last nights games out of their asses against the Mets. Coming back from a 4-1 deficit and Giambi out of all people had the winning hit in the 9th against Looper.

Now the AL East looks like this:

Redsox 44-30
Orioles 42-33 2.5 games back
Yankees 38-37 6.5 games back

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Sports: MLB today

Redsox are set to win today, winning 5-1 right now against the Philies. And with the Orioles loosing 3-0 against the Braves the Sox will have a game and a half lead in the AL east.

Update

Orioles now trail 4-0.

Thoughts: About time the GOP had some balls

The White House is standing behind Karl Rove over his comments about liberals.

A White House official said Friday the administration finds it "somewhat puzzling" that Democrats are demanding presidential adviser Karl Rove's apology or resignation for implying that liberals are soft on terrorism.

"I think Karl was very specific, very accurate, in who he was pointing out," communications director Dan Bartlett said. "It's touched a chord with these Democrats. I'm not sure why."

Congressional Republicans earlier joined the White House in standing solidly behind Rove, saying he shouldn't apologize and that he was outlining a philosophical divide between a president who sought to win the war on terrorism by taking the fight to the enemy and Democrats who questioned that approach.

The controversy, fought out in hearings, floor speeches and news conferences Thursday on Capitol Hill, was the latest of several highly contentious battles that have soured the already highly partisan atmosphere.


Rove didn't say the democratic party were morons, he said liberals were. I thought the modern Democratic party doesn't want to be called liberals? They prefer centrist or progressions now.
Of course Sen Durbin can compare our troops to Nazi's and not one democratic politician will come out against it.

Sports: Redsox are a rolling

And they should be getting Schilling back in a few weeks.

Curt Schilling moved closer to returning to Boston's rotation, throwing another simulated game Friday.

Schilling, sidelined with a right ankle injury since April 24, is expected to pitch in a bullpen session on Sunday and make a start for Triple-A Pawtucket next Wednesday.

"It's getting better. I felt good. I felt smooth," Schilling said after throwing 84 pitches from the mound before the Red Sox played the Phillies. "My pitches have gotten sharper the last couple days and I felt like I was ready."

Schilling said he plans to make more than one rehab start. After throwing 65 pitches in Cleveland on Monday, Schilling started lobbying to speed up his rehabilitation. However, he did back off a statement he made last week that his goal was to return by the All-Star break.

"I thought he was good the other day and I wanted him to repeat it," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "Now we'll go let him pitch. He looked healthy. He looked great."


Life is good for the Redsox fan right now, and I'm loving it.

If Schilling is healthy and capable of pitching to his ability the Sox should run away with the AL east division once he comes back. He should be able to win us 10 games in the 2nd half of the season. Which will be the best mid season pick up this year.

And I thought the best mid season pick up was going to Wade Miller, but he came back a lot earlier than I expected.

Sports: Who's your daddy now?

Pedro is the Yankees daddy now.

Pedro Martinez needed almost as much time to get to Yankee Stadium as he did to beat the Yankees.After a nearly 3-hour trip through traffic from nearby Westchester, Martinez dominated his old nemesis for eight innings, getting home runs from Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltran plus four sacrifice flies as he led the Mets to a 6-4 Subway Series victory Friday night.


Now why couldn't Pedro do this in the Play offs against the Yankees?

Sports: Guess who is back in first place?

The Redsox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Granted only by a half a game, but lets hope they can stay there for the rest of the year.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Sports: Now that the NBA finals are over

With the Spurs winning, we can finally get rid of that god forsaken sport and show more baseball.

Life will be good when I can turn sportscenter on and see nothing but baseball.

Thoughts: Are Gitmo prisoners being treated fairly?

The American people seem to think they are.

A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 20% of Americans believe prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been treated unfairly. Seven-out-of-ten adults believe the prisoners are being treated "better than they deserve" (36%) or "about right" (34%).

The survey also found that just 14% agree with people who say that prisoner treatment at Guantanamo Bay is similar to Nazi tactics. Sixty-nine percent disagree with that comparison. This helps explain why Illinois Senator Dick Durbin apologized for making such a comparison.


So all you liberals who think you need to critisize Bush over Gitmo, please keep it coming, you will just continue loosing elections after elections.

And how do partisans see Gitmo?

Partisan differences concerning prisoner treatment are huge. Only 7% of Republicans believe Guantanamo prisoners are treated unfairly. Thirty percent (30%) of Democrats hold that view along with 22% of those not affiliated with either major party.

Forty-five percent (45%) of Republicans say the prisoners are treated better than they deserve. That view is shared by 28% of Democrats.



I would have to say I'm part of the 45% who believe they are treated better than they deserve.




Sports: Bonds wants the homerun record

I always said he did, but he always said he only wanted to beat Babe Ruth then he would retire. Now Bonds is saying he will play in 07 if he is close to Aaron's record.
Barry Bonds might play into the 2007 season if he's approaching Hank Aaron's home run record of 755, the Giants slugger told MLB.com.

The seven-time NL MVP, who turns 41 on July 24, hasn't played this season as he recovers from three operations on his right knee since Jan. 31. He is progressing in his rehab and still hopes to play before the end of the year.

He knows he might need to play beyond 2006 when his contract expires to reach Aaron's record, and he has said he hopes to retire with the Giants. Bonds has 703 career homers, 11 shy of Babe Ruth and 52 from tying Aaron's record.

"I've played all these scenarios over and over again in my head," Bonds was quoted as saying. "I've always thought it would take the better part of two seasons before I passed Hank. If I'm within striking distance in 2007, I plan to play. Who knows how important Hank's record is? But as long as I'm healthy, I want to give it a try. ... It might not be here. But I'd hope the Giants would still want me. I'd like to finish my career in this shirt."

Bonds needs to be traded to the AL, so he can prolong his career as a desinated hitter. I am one of the few peopel who actually want to see Bonds break Aaron's record. I want to be able to say I was alive and I saw homerun 756.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sports: NBA finals again

Why am I watching this? I guess cause it is game 7 and the finals....

I picked the Spurs to win it all at the beginning of the year, so hopefully they win.

Just saw Horry hit another clutch 3 in the 4 quarter.

Thoughts: Karl Rove understands the Democrats

He summed up the Democrats view on 9-11 perfectly.

Speaking in a ballroom just a few miles north of ground zero, Karl Rove (search) said the Democratic party did not understand the consequences of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks (search).

"Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," Rove said Wednesday night. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."

Rove, President Bush's chief political adviser, spoke at the state Conservative Party's annual dinner. He praised the conservative movement's success, calling it "the guiding philosophy for the White House, the Senate, the House."

Rove said the Democratic Party made the mistake of calling for "moderation and restraint" after the terrorist attacks.

"Conservatives saw what happened to us on 9/11 and said we will defeat our enemies. Liberals saw what happened to us and said we must understand our enemies."


I don't need to say anything else.

Thoughts: My hottub fund

There is hope for me yet, not much though. An Alabama man cashed in a butt load of pennies totalling over $13,000. I'm trying to save all my change in hopes to buying a hot tub for my new house, but he's been saving since the 1960's, so it might take me a while.

Thoughts: Sad news

Lindsay Lohan has said she won't do a nude scene in a movie.
In an interview with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, teen star Lindsay Lohan says she will "never" do a nude scene.

The interview airs on Wednesday, June 22.

"You will never see me in a nude scene," said Lohan. "Then there's no mystery for my private life."

The actress added that she doesn't believe that showcasing her body is the way to achieve her goal of winning an Academy Award.

No, but then again you will never win an Oscar anyways. Mine as well do a nude scene and keep your fans happy.

But in some good news, you can Pam Anderson nipping out.


Sports: When you are cold you are cold

Yankees suck!

They lost 5-3 to the Devil Rays. The Yankees should have been swept by the Devil Rays if not for coming back from a 10-2 game.

Yankees still suck though.

Sports: When you are hot your hot

And the Redsox are hot right now, winning in come from behind fashion last night against the Indians. What a game too. I turned it on when it was 4-2 Indians in the 8th. I as thinking great...the Indians have one of the best bulpins in the league and the Redsox have not been good at coming back the whole year. In the 8th the Sox tied it up then in the 9th we finally got a clutch hit out of Renteria to take the lead. Foulke came in the 8th to get an out then tried to blow the lead in the 9th giving up a towering foul ball by Travis Hafner that just went foul.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Thoughts: Funny I have the same fantasy

I like Mary Carey, she is a good Republican.

Now that the presidential fund-raiser is over, hard-core porn star Mary Carey doesn't mind the public knowing about one of her secret desires – having sex with the twin daughters of the president.

Carey was the guest of her boss, pornographer Mark Kulkis of Kick A– Pictures, at the National Republican Congressional Committee's multimillion-dollar dinner with the president here last week.

She made no secret prior to the event of wanting to have sex with Karl Rove, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Pat Buchanan and Alan Colmes – in addition to at least one player from every team in the NBA. But she asked blogger John Aravosis to hold back reporting her feelings about the Bush twins until after she cleared out of town.

"Oh my God, his daughters!" she said. "I'd love to party with his daughters. I'd love to meet them. I totally want to have sex with them. You can write it the day after I leave here."

I'd love to have sex with the twins too.

Thoughts: No more flag burning

Well the first step to banning flag burning anyways.
The House on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to ban desecration of the American flag, a measure that for the first time stands a chance of passing the Senate as well.

By a 286-130 vote ? eight more than needed ? House members approved the amendment after a debate over whether such a ban would uphold or run afoul of the Constitution's free-speech protections.

Approval of two-thirds of the lawmakers present was required to send the bill on to the Senate, where activists on both sides say it stands the best chance of passage in years. If the amendment is approved in that chamber by a two-thirds vote, it would then move to the states for ratification.

Being a conservative most people would probably think I support the banning of flag burning, but I don't. Granted if I ever saw a hippy burning the American Flag I would probably bunch the asshole in the face, I still think it is that hippies Constitutional right to burn that flag. And that is what makes this country so great.


Thoughts: Another fake and unwanted apology

Sen Durbin isn't sorry for his comparison of Gitmo to the Nazi's even though he made a weak attempt of apologizing.
Sen. Dick Durbin went to the Senate floor late Tuesday to offer his apologies to anyone who may have been offended by his comparison of treatment of detainees at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Nazis, Soviet gulags and Cambodia's Pol Pot.

"More than most people, a senator lives by his words ... Occasionally words fail us, occasionally we will fail words," Durbin, D-Ill., said.

"I am sorry if anything I said caused any offense or pain to those who have such bitter memories of the Holocaust, the greatest moral tragedy of our time. Nothing, nothing should ever be said to demean or diminish that moral tragedy.

"I am also sorry if anything I said cast a negative light on our fine men and women in the military ... I never ever intended any disrespect for them. Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line to them I extend my heartfelt apology," Durbin said, choking on his words.

He isn't sorry for what he said, he is only sorry if it offended anyone. He should be sorry for being a Senator, sorry for assisting the terrorist scum, and just sorry for being a complete and total dumb ass.

As far as I'm concerned the only way I'll be happy is if he resigns. His comments are unforgivable.

Thoughts: Darwinism at its best

Well I guess we don't have to kill all the hippy scum on the Earth like I wanted to do. Now it seems they will just die off because their diet won't let them breed.

A plant chemical found in soya, tofu and legumes could potentially damage sperm and affect male fertility, a British researcher said on Wednesday.

Professor Lynn Fraser, of King's College London has shown that genistein, which can mimic the effect of the female hormone estrogen, affects sperm in mice.

But it seems to have an even stronger impact on human sperm.

In laboratory tests, Fraser found that small amounts of the chemical can cause human sperm to "burn out" and lose fertility.

"Human sperm proved to be even more responsive than mouse sperm to genistein," Fraser told a fertility meeting.

She added that if women eat soya and other foods high in genistein it might have a bigger impact on male fertility because the chemical is likely to affect sperm when it is in the female preparing to fertilize an egg.

See now I know why I don't eat that hippy food.

Sports: NBA reaches labor agreement

Who cares? I just want to know when I can have the same headline only replace NBA for NHL.

Sports: Gagne done of the year

This really hurts the Dodgers chances of making a bid for the play offs, http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2091891"> Gagne is going to have tommy john surgury.

Dodgers closer Eric Gagne will have season-ending surgery to fix a sprained ligament in his right elbow.

The 2003 NL Cy Young Award winner had a second MRI exam Tuesday and doctors concluded he needs Tommy John surgery. The All-Star reliever has a second-degree sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament and was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list. His operation was scheduled for Friday.

"We're probably looking at about a year, maybe by the All-Star break next year he'll be back," manager Jim Tracy said.


The Dodgers shouldn't have let Gagne push himself in spring training and let all his injuries healed then.

Thoughts: male birth control pills

I heard the local morning show talking about this today.

Kansas University researchers think they?re on the verge of creating the first oral contraceptive for men.

The National Institutes of Health announced Monday it would award KU $7.9 million to develop a drug that temporarily stops male fertility.

?When I talk to women, their first reaction is, ?It?s about time something was developed for the male,?? said Gunda Georg, lead researcher on the project. ?I think women would welcome the opportunity to not be the only ones to have to carry the burden for that, and I think men are willing to help.?

I would be all for taking a pill every day or once a week to prevent any pregnancies. I think it would work better with both the guys and gals taking pills. Would make it even harder for unwanted pregnancies.

Sports: No change in the AL East

No change in the standings with the Redsox, Orioles, and Yankees all winning.

The Redsox had another strong outing from Bronson Arroyo, he is turning it around after he lost it after his suspension. With him pitching like he can the Redsox are in great shape to over take the Orioles for the division. Manny is finally hitting like Manny. It is only a matter of a time until his batting average is back to 300.

I can't believe the god damn Yankees won last night. They were down 10-2 at one point and just kept on scoring here and there. Until the 8th inning where the scored 13 runs. Stupid Yankees are supposed to loose, because I like things better when they don't win.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Sports: Allstars

American League Starters

Catcher: Jason Varytek
1st Base: Mark Teixeria
2nd Base: Brian Roberts
3rd Base: Alex Rodriguez
Short Stop: Miguel Tejada
Outfield: Vlad Guerrero
Johnny Damon
Manny Ramirez
DH: David Ortiz

Starting Pitcher: Roy Holliday

National League Starters

Catcher: Michael Barrett
1st Base: Derrick Lee
2nd Base: Mark Grudzielanek
3rd Base: Morgan Ensberg
Short Stop: David Eckstein
Outfield: Miquel Cabrera
Pat Burrell
Jim Edmonds
DH: Albert Pujols

Starting Pitcher: Pedro Martinez

Sports: We love you Damon

I hope Damon resigns with the Sox after this year, especially now that he said he would sign for less than 5 years.

Face it, you'll miss Johnny Damon if he isn't in a Red Sox uniform next season.

Every time he's missing from the Red Sox lineup, there's a large void. His bat, his speed, his hair, his mannerisms, his charisma, his style, his flair, his humor, his leadership, and lately, his toughness, are all things that would be difficult to part with.

Unless he has an extraordinary falloff, life in Boston without Johnny Damon is not appealing to anyone. It might not be appealing to Damon, either.

The center fielder has talked about wanting a five-year contract when he becomes a free agent after this season.

If it's five years he wants, he's not likely to get it in Boston, though there probably are teams who would oblige Scott Boras, Damon's agent. But yesterday, Damon, who is battling a painful right shoulder injury, started to back off that stance.

Asked if he would take fewer years to stay in Boston, Damon said, ''You'd probably want more money per year for less years, but yeah, that's a possibility. It's something I would consider especially because in a couple of years all of these guys in here are going to be older. So yeah, it's something I would consider, but we'd have to get it done right."


I'd over pay a bit for Johnny Damon to keep him here for the next 3 years. Anything more than 3 years I would probably let him walk. He is 32 now and is just getting older. His injuries are taking longer to heal and the way he plays he will always have naging injuries.

If Damon did walk I would miss him more than I miss Pedro or Derrick Lowe now. Damon is one of those players every one knows gives it his all every second of every game. Same can not be said for other players on the Sox. For that reason alone he would be missed, never mind the fact that he is the catalyst for this team.

When he hits the Sox win, it is that simple.

Sports: We need help

What should have been an easy win for the Redsox became a very close game. Luckily the Redsox held on for the victory despite our bulpin trying to blow the game.

Alan Embree's days as a Redsox are all but over, he has not pitched well this whole year. Redsox really need to get some help in the bulpin. With Schilling coming back they can slide either Wake or Arroyo into the pen to help out. But I think we need another lefty to replace Embree. Everytime he comes in now he gives up a homer along with a few runs.

Hopefully a team like the Braves who need some outfield help will part with someone in their pen for Jay Payton.

Sports: Ask and you shall receive

I complained that the Yankees were winning too much so they listen to my request and loose to the Devil Rays. Hopefully this is a start of another big time loosing streak. I would love to see the Drays sweet the Yankees and put them below 500 again for the year.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Thoughts: Bolton will be perfect for the UN

I hope Dr Rice is right when she says Bush might appoint John Bolton during the Senate reces.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is keeping open the possibility that President Bush will bypass the Senate to get John R. Bolton installed as U.N. ambassador temporarily if Democrats persist in holding up a confirmation vote.

White House press secretary Scott McClellan did not rule out that Bush would consider a recess appointment if the Senate does not approve Bolton's nomination. He blamed the Democrats for "obstructing progress" by stalling a vote on Bolton.

"We continue to urge the Senate to let him have an up or down vote on the floor," McClellan said Monday. "It's unfortunate that the democratic leadership continues to block his nomination, particularly when he has majority support. It is critical that we get him in place."



Sports: I liked it better when the Yanks were loosing

With the Yankees winning last night they are now 6-0 on the beginning of their home stretch. I have to say I like the Yankees a lot more when they are loosing.

But as I and everyone else has been saying, it is only a matter of time till they start winning. I've heard some of the ESPN analysts saying they are/were too far out of the race to come back and that is just not the case. I hope they are right, but I still see them either winning the division or at the very least the wild card. As it stands right now, they are just 2 back of the Redsox and 5 back of the 1st place Orioles.

I want to see another big time loosing streak and watch the Yankees plummet in the standings. I loved it when they were under 500 for the year. I'd rather see the Yankees finish the year under 500 with a $200 million payroll then to see the Redsox make the play offs. I would get more joy seeing George Steinbrenner snap and fire everyone then watching the Redsox have a winning season.

The only thing better than watching the Yankees loose is watching the Redsox beat them being down 3-0 in a best of 7 series then going on to win the World Series.

And I guess that is why I am a Yankee Hater!

Sports: Sports talk radio

This is why I hate basketball. Instead of talking about baseball, all I am hearing is whether Robert Horry should be in the Hall of Fame. I'll answer this, who cares?

Thoughts: Get the fuck out

Now that Michael Jackson has been found not guilty of molesting little boys, he is set to sell his Neverland Ranch and move to Europe. Maybe over there it is more acceptable to molest little kids?

HUNDREDS of Michael Jackson fans were gathering outside his Neverland ranch on the weekend in the expectation that he may leave the US following his acquittal on sex abuse charges.

Jackson's lawyers are seeking the speedy return of his passport, which has been held by police since they raided his home, north of Los Angeles, in November 2003.

Reports suggested that the 46-year-old pop star, cleared last week after a lengthy trial of abusing a teenage boy at Neverland, may fly to Europe as early as this week.

He was said to be considering the possibility of a holiday in Switzerland at the Gstaad home of Elizabeth Taylor, his cinema legend friend.

Financial advisers are waiting for approval to put his 1200ha fantasy ranch on the market for up to $94million as part of a package to help the singer pay off debts estimated at $470million.


I'm surprised he doesn't move to Thailand or another backwards Asian country where you can buy little kids for sex slaves.

Sports: I watched part of the NBA finals last night

Why do you say? Because there was absolutely nothing on else where. So I turned on the NBA finals and saw Robert Horry hit the game winning 3 pointer. And then I saw the Pistons inbound the ball and make a pitiful attempt at a game winning shot.

But basketball sucks so I don't really care. All this means is my prediction in the beginning of the year is true, The Spurs will win it all in game 6.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Thoughts: Pulling out not an option

President Bush is 100% correct, pulling out is not an option.

President Bush said Saturday that pulling out of Iraq now is not an option, rejecting calls by some lawmakers and many people asked in polls to start bringing U.S. troops home.

"The terrorists and insurgents are trying to get us to retreat. Their goal is to get us to leave before Iraqis have had a chance to show the region what a government that is elected and truly accountable to its citizens can do for its people," Bush said in his weekly radio address.

"We will settle for nothing less than victory" over terrorists there, he said later.


Friday, June 17, 2005

Sports: Great news for the Redsox

Schilling threw for 20 minutes and felt great afterwards. The Sox have been hanging in the race in second place. And are poised to overtake the Orioles. But the desperately need Schilling.

Boston Red Sox right-hander Curt Schilling threw for 20 minutes at Fenway Park on Friday and reported no problems with the right ankle that has kept him on the disabled list since April.

Schilling threw for nine minutes in the outfield before heading into the Boston bullpen to throw from the mound for 11 minutes more. He was watched by manager Terry Francona, the team's training staff and Dr. Bill Morgan, who used an unusual procedure to stitch Schilling's ankle last fall and keep him in the rotation for the postseason.

Schilling said he hopes to be back with the team by the All-Star break, but he expects to need two or more rehab starts in the minor leagues before he is ready to pitch in the majors.

"It's just a matter of getting stronger, and getting my flexibility back," he said.

If the Sox have had Schilling the entire year they would be in first place this year. There is no doubt in my mind they would have a better record than the Orioles with a healthy Curt Schilling, he is that dominate and anchors the teams starting rotation.

Sports: Cheaters are always punished

MLB has decided to suspend Brian Donnelly for 10 games for putting pine tar in his glove to get more bite on his breaking balls.

Angels reliever Brendan Donnelly was suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball on Friday for having pine tar on his glove during a game against the Nationals.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia and Nationals manager Frank Robinson were suspended for one game apiece and fined an undisclosed amount for screaming at each other after Robinson had umpires inspect Donnelly's glove for a foreign substance in the top of the seventh inning during the Nationals' 6-3 victory Tuesday.

Donnelly was ejected without throwing a pitch, and Scioscia then came face-to-face with Robinson. Both benches emptied and several players pushed and shoved each other.

Donnelly appealed the suspension and will play until his case is heard. Robinson has also appealed his suspension and his case will be heard on Monday.


I'm glad Donnelly got caught and suspended for 10 games. Serves him right to try and cheat, especially against the Nationals. Although I would pay to see Sciocsia and Frank Robinson drop gloves and have at it. Even though Robinson is 69 I woudl still put money on him.

Sports: Icky Sticky Ricky wants back in

Ricky Williams is said to file for reinstatement next month.

Ricky Williams will apply for reinstatement with the Miami Dolphins toward the end of next month. The star running back's agent, Leigh Steinberg, said Friday that Williams would file the application on July 23 or shortly thereafter. Steinberg considers that date the one-year anniversary of Williams' retirement. "As far as we're concerned, that's the date he sent the letter," Steinberg said. "The league or the Dolphins may have a date a day or two later, but that's our date." Williams, who has acknowledged that he tested positive for marijuana a third time last July, has to stay retired for a year to avoid a full season's suspension under the league's drug policy. He is still subject to a four-game ban. Normally, Williams would be reinstated to the NFL's drug program upon his return to the league. But Steinberg said NFL officials decided to put his client back in the drug program early to monitor him before his official reinstatement by the league.

I guess he ran out of drug money, too bad, the Dolphins will still suck with or with out him.

Thoughts: House passes bill to cut funds to the UN

This is the best news I've heard today. While cutting funds to the UN is a good start, I'd rather kick them out of the United States and tell them to go elsewhere. I think they are the biggest waste of space and time.

Culminating years of frustration with the performance and behavior of the United Nations, the House voted Friday to slash U.S. contributions to the world body if it does not substantially change the way it operates.

The 221-184 vote, which came despite a Bush administration warning that such a move could actually sabotage reform efforts, was a strong signal from Congress that a policy of persuasion wasn't enough to straighten out the U.N.

"We have had enough waivers, enough resolutions, enough statements," said House International Relations Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, R-Ill., the author of the legislation. "It's time we had some teeth in reform."

The legislation would withhold half of U.S. dues to the U.N.'s general budget if the organization did not meet a list of demands for change. Failure to comply would also result in U.S. refusal to support expanded and new peacekeeping missions. The bill's prospects in the Senate are uncertain.

Just prior to the final vote, the House rejected, 216-190, an alternative offered by the top Democrat on the International Relations Committee, Tom Lantos of California, that also would have outlined U.N. reforms but would have left it to the discretion of the secretary of state whether to withhold U.S. payments.


This is a good way to start balancing the budget, by cutting funding to stupid things like the UN. They are also trying to cut funding to another stupid program, public broadcasting.

Public television stations and National Public Radio would lose 25 percent of their funding next year under a bill cleared by a House committee Thursday night, although some of their funding for future years would be restored.

The moves came as the House Appropriations panel approved a tightly drawn spending bill for labor, health and education programs. For the first time since the early days of GOP control of Congress 10 years ago, the measure, taken as a whole, makes actual cuts to the programs funded by the bill.

The bill is perhaps the most controversial spending bill that passes Congress each year, and Senate GOP moderates have traditionally forced more money into it. Tight budget times, however, promise to make that difficult this time around.

The measure eliminates almost 50 programs totaling $2.3 billion and cuts many others, including a $100 million cut from an already-enacted budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the budget year starting Oct. 1. The corporation provides grants to local public broadcasting stations and creators of programming.


Finally the Republicans are acting like Republicans and cutting fundings to things we shouldn't be funding in the first place. I'd like to see more news stories like this.

Sports: Payton wants out of Boston

Why? Because he wants to play every day for another team. Which I can understand, if I were in the majors I'd want to play everyday too.

The Red Sox [stats, schedule] are trying to make Jay Payton [stats, news] happier by trading him to a team for which he can play every day.
But until that happens, or until the end of this season, they have a fourth outfielder who wants out.
Payton spoke Wednesday with disappointment but without animosity about his belief that his presence as a $3.5 million insurance policy for injuries to Manny Ramirez [stats, news], Trot Nixon [stats, news] or Johnny Damon [stats, news] has been a waste of his time and talent.
``There's probably a half a dozen other teams, a dozen other teams, I could be playing for,'' Payton said. ``Actually, as far as playing time, this is one of the worst situations I can be in because if I'm hitting .800 I still wouldn't be playing any more than I am right now because they've got their boys.''
General manager Theo Epstein declined comment yesterday about Payton's situation.
Payton's agent, Craig Landis, said, ``The Red Sox are aware of Jay's feelings.''


Lets go get some relief pitching for Jay Payton, I know the Braves need some outfield help and they always have an abundance of pitchers.

Sports: I think its time for Piniella to manage a new team

I don't blame Piniella for getting upset with Tampa's ownership, I would be mad at them too. Now it seems Piniella's agent has met with ownership probably over a possible buy out of his contract.
Lou Piniella's agent met with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Thursday to discuss the frustrated manager's concerns about the direction of the last-place franchise.

Piniella criticized the team's new owners last weekend for not doing enough to make the Devil Rays more competitive this year, going as far as to say he would no longer take responsibility for the wretched performance of the club with baseball's lowest payroll.
Personally I think the owners of the Devil Rays should either bring up there payroll to a respectable level or they should sell the team. The D'rays take in more money from profit sharing then there payroll. That is just wrong. I would love to see some new owners who want to come in and win. Hell the Marlins, who came in at the same time as the Devil Rays, have already won 2 World Series in there brief time in the league.

Thoughts: More idiotic thinking

I heard on the radio while driving around that 4 representatives want a time table for when we are going to pull out of Iraq. Funny I thought we already had one, its called when the job is done. If we leave anytime before that all the American deaths will have been in vain. If we leave 1 second before Iraq and the mid east is stabile and running on its own everything will be a waste. The tyrants and terrorists will take things back over and the cycle of terrorism will continue.

I still can't believe that these morons want a time table when we should withdrawal. I want someone to ask these idiots when we should get out of Germany, Japan, Vietnam, and a mess of other countries. Because we are still in those countries. These guys just don't realize how things work in the real world I guess. Hence why they became politicians.

If we tell the world we will be leaving in October of 2006, what the hell do you think the terrorists will do? Do you think they will fight as hard as they can to make the evil Americans leave? Nope they won't, they will lay back and do nothing in the hopes that we leave early. Then they can take over the country again.

Thoughts: 35% of Americans like the French

According to the poll they are shocked it is so low.

Trust between the French and Americans has slumped to its lowest level in 17 years, more than two years after a bitter feud over the Iraq war, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

The TNS-Sofres survey of 1,000 people in each country showed only 31 percent of French people have any "sympathy" for Americans, down from 39 percent in 2002.

Only 35 percent of Americans like the French, a drop from 50 percent in 2002, according to the poll, published in the Le Monde newspaper.


Me, I'm shocked that many Americans like the French.

Thoughts: Top 100 Cult TV shows

Top 100 Cult shows

My top 10 Cult shows are a little different:

1. X files
2. Star Trek
3. Buffy/Angel
4. Simpsons
5. Quantum Leap
6. Family Guy
7. Highlander
8. Futurama
9. Xena/Hercules
10. Firefly

Not sure if Simpsons, Futurama, or Family Guy qualify as cult tv shows, but they had them on their list and so will I.

Sports: NBA finals

I'm not an NBA fan, but it is the finals and all.

Just when I thought the Spurs had the whole series wrapped up after killing the Pistons in the first 2 games, the Pistons have came back and slaughtered the Spurs in the next 2.

I think who ever wins game 5 will end up taking the series.

Then Sportscenter can finally rid them selves of basketball for a while and concentrate on the greatest sport of them all, baseball.

Sports: I guess this is still a sports blog too

I haven't been exactly updating this site a lot. So I think I need to write about the State of baseball right now.

Suprises

1. The Nationals are in first place???? How the hell does that happen? And the Phili's are in second. Granted the aren't in front by many games, but come on its mid June now and they are beating the Braves, Marlins, and Mets, all three teams which were supposed to contend for the NL East division title. I predicted the Braves would win the division, but with all their injuries I don't think the magic is there any more, I think its the Marlins turn to win the division.

2. The Yankees are 1 game over 500... 1 fricken game. Now that is suprising, with a $200 million payroll they should be 20 games over 500, atleast one would think. until 3 days ago they were under 500 for the year too. If it wasn't for that 16-2 run they had, they would be competing with the Devil Rays for the worst team in baseball. Granted I think its only a matter of time until they go on another stretch of 16-2 and are right back in the thick of things. Of course I've been saying that the whole year. Hopefully they finish right around 500 and continue to be the laughing stock of baseball.

3. Sluggers and just not slugging anymore. Homeruns are down 15-20% this year. I think a lot of that has to do with injuries to sluggers like Barry Bonds and such. Hell Barry Bonds alone could account for the down turn in homers. But it is still a little coincidental that the down turn happens the same year baseball starts its drug testing.

Thoughts: GOP and Porn?

I geuss it is a match made in heavan? Well sort of anyways, porn star Mary Carey now sees herself as a full fledged Republican.

A Republican fundraiser with the President of The United States is probably the last place you would expect to find a porn star to be sitting, but adult film star Mary Carey was right there amongst the herd of GOP elephants.

After attending Tuesday night's dinner, Carey came clean with her commitment to the Grand Ole Party.

She says, "I met a lot of nice people, I met some people who talked about helping me on my next campaign. I thought everyone would be stuck up and no one was going to like me. Instead, everyone loved me, got drunk and took pictures with me. So I want to keep going to Republican events. I'm a fully converted Republican now."

I'm sure some of my Republican co-parts probably don't like this, but I love it. Sure I maybe a Republican but I still love a good porn now and then. This is exactly what the party needs, maybe if she is serious enough, she could loosen up the party and show the American people we aren't just stuck up rich white christians like Howard Dean and his ilk would lead us to believe.

Thoughts: And people wonder why I hate taxes

Because once we get a tax it is almost impossible to get rid of it. Case in point, we are still paying for the Spanish-American war.

A hundred and seven years ago, in 1898, the federal government began levying a temporary 3 percent excise tax on telephones, ostensibly to fund the Spanish-American War.

Flash forward to 2005 -- and every American with a telephone is still paying this "temporary" tax. The war was over after just a few months, but the tax has been in effect for over a century. On top of that, the tax does not go for any specific purpose. Rather, the funds are simply added to the general fund.

Congress attempted to repeal the tax in 2000. Both the House and the Senate passed legislation to eliminate the tax -- it was a 420-2 vote in the House -- but then-President Bill Clinton vetoed the bill when it reached his desk.

Once again, the House has been presented with a bill -- H.R. 1898 -- that would repeal the tax on telephone and other communications services. The bill was introduced in late April by Rep. Gary G. Miller of California, and has been cosponsored by 39 other congressmen. It currently sits in the House Committee on Ways and Means.

The outrage?

This tax should have been repealed more than a century ago, but some members of Congress still support the tax -- and some even want to expand it. Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation issued an opinion in January, saying that the tax could be expanded to apply to wireless Internet and data connections



I think it is time to abolish this tax along with every other "temporary tax" that we have to pay.

Thoughts: How can Democrats stoop any lower?

Answer, by comparing Gitmo to the death camps of Nazi Germany.
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat has compared the U.S. military's treatment of a suspected al Qaeda terrorist at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay with the regimes of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Pol Pot, three of history's most heinous dictators, whose regimes killed millions. In a speech on the Senate floor late Tuesday, Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, castigated the American military's actions by reading an e-mail from an FBI agent. The agent complained to higher-ups that one al Qaeda suspect was chained to the floor, kept in an extremely cold air-conditioned cell and forced to hear loud rap music. The Justice Department is investigating. About 9 million persons, including 6 million Jews, died in Hitler's death camps, 2.7 million persons died in Stalin's gulags and 1.7 million Cambodians died in Pol Pot's scourge of his country. No prisoners have died at Guantanamo, and the Pentagon has acknowledged five instances of abuse or irreverent handling of the Koran, the holy book of Muslims.
So a few incidents of abuse can be equated with the murder of millions? If there are any Democrats or liberals who read this, please tell me how the hell you can support a guy like this? If any Republican ever said anything as stupid as this I and every other Republican would immediately denounce any such asshats.

I think Durbin should do the honorable thing and resign. If he doesn't every American should vote out the Democrats. I haven't heard one Democrat come out and denounce Sen. Durbin.

Update, stolen from Powerline Blog

Adolf Hitler - About 9 million dead
Soviet gulags - About 2.7 million dead
Pol Pot - About 1.7 million dead
Gitmo - zero dead
Gitmo - five instances of Koran abuse by prison guards
Gitmo-15 instances of Koran abuse by prisoners.