Sports and my thoughts

Friday, June 30, 2006

Sports: Redsox win another one

So how many in a row is this now? Oh ya that's right, with the win last night the Redsox have won 12 games in a row. Even though it has been against the National League, who are god awful, it is still very impressive. Schilling won his 10th game and Papelbon had another scoreless 9th inning for his 24th save. And if anyone watched the game or saw the highlights, Coco Crisp made a catch for the decade, diving while running towards the fence to make the catch.

The more impressive streak, well I guess I'd rather have the winning streak, but what ever, it is still impressive. The Sox played another errorless game and have now tied a MLB record and surpassing the American League record with 16 consecutive errorless games. That just tells you how good the Sox defense is. This is the best defense I've ever seen out of the Boston Redsox.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sports; 2006 MLB Allstars

American League

Catcher: Joe Maurer
1st Base: Jim Thome
2nd Base: Jose Lopez
3rd Base: Mike Lowell
Short Stop: MIguel Tejada
Left Field: Manny Ramirez
Center Field: Vernon Wells
Right Field: Ichiro

Starting Pitcher: Johan Santana
Closer: Jonathon Palpelbon

National League

Catcher: Michael Barrett
1st Base: Albert Pujols
2nd Base: Chase Utley
3rd Base: David Wright
Short Stop: Jose Reyes
Left Field: Alfonso Soriono
Center Field: Carlos Beltran
Right Field: Carlos Lee

Starter: Pedro Martinez
Closer: Tom Gordon

Sports: Redsox gave Pedro a night he won't forget

On his return to Fenway, Pedro got hammered. The Redsox shelled Pedro with 8 runs through 3 innings. OUCH!

Holy crap, I thought I was watching the Twilight Zone last night. Alex Rodriguez actually hit in the clutch with a 2 run walk off homer. Granted it was against the Braves who can't buy a save. But it still counts as a walk off homer.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Sports: Papi does it again

After writing a story yesterday about how good Papelbon has been, he ended up giving a homer to Chase Utley in the top of the 9th. But don't fear Redsox fans because we have David Ortiz who had another game winning hit last night.

Is there anyone in baseball more clutch than David Ortiz?

Thoughts: Disgrace to America

How any one can support John Murtha is beyond me. He is a traitor to this country. He is the worst kind of scum there is. How can any logical person think the US is the most dangerous country to world peace. Last time I checked the United States does more to solve world peace than any other country in the world.
American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to an audience of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon.

Murtha was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting organized by Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Miami, at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus. Meek's mother, former Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami, was also on the panel.

War veterans, local mayors, university students and faculty were in the Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre to listen to the three panelists discuss the war in Iraq for an hour.
I really can't believe, well I guess I do believe it, with everything else Murtha and his ilk have said over the past few years, this really doesn't shock me, but it should. No public officals should believe that the United States is the worst country in the world.

Murtha should resign this minute and hide his head in the sand like an ostrich. Anyone who would still vote for this man should be publicly shot too.

Thoughts: Rush needs help getting it up

Rush Limbaugh was detained at an airport for having a bottle viagra.
Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

Customs officials found a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra in his luggage that didn't have Limbaugh's name on it, but that of two doctors, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes," Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, said in a statement.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement examined the 55-year-old radio commentator's luggage after his private plane landed at the airport from the Dominican Republic, said Miller.

I can understand why Rush wants this to be a private matter, I'm sure this will be all over the weekend news shows.

It must be tough getting old. I hope I won't need viagra at Rush's age, at least not till I'm into my 70's.

Thoughts: Rush needs help getting it up

Rush Limbaugh was detained at an airport for having a bottle viagra.
Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

Customs officials found a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra in his luggage that didn't have Limbaugh's name on it, but that of two doctors, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes," Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, said in a statement.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement examined the 55-year-old radio commentator's luggage after his private plane landed at the airport from the Dominican Republic, said Miller.

I can understand why Rush wants this to be a private matter, I'm sure this will be all over the weekend news shows.

It must be tough getting old. I hope I won't need viagra at Rush's age, at least not till I'm into my 70's.

Thoughts: Thank you unions

Unions are really helping out General Motors.
General Motors will on Monday disclose details of one of most dramatic corporate downsizings in US history, exceeding a key target of its turnround plan and accelerating the demise of the privileged American car worker.

Rick Wagoner, chief executive, is expected to announce that about 30,000 workers – more than a quarter of GM's blue-collar US workforce – have taken up its offer of early retirement and severance packages.

Almost all will leave by the end of the year, achieving in a few months what the company had set out to accomplish over more than two years.

A total of 50,000 workers or more is set to leave the industry over the next few months.

If it weren't for unions a lot more people would still have there jobs. That and maybe new cars wouldn't cost an arm and a leg.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Sports: Female tennish is going to take a hit

They are banning skimpy outfits.

KILLJOY tennis chiefs have outlawed skimpy outfits at this year’s Wimbledon, which starts today.

They want spectators to keep their eye on the ball, not on the athletic figures of the gorgeous female players.

So they have issued a strict new dress code banning gear deemed too sexy or low-cut.

That means a bevy of babes must cover up. What a glaring fault — especially when you check the form of stars like former champ Maria Sharapova.

Now I have absolutly no reason to watch female tennis, not that I had much reasons to before.

Sports: Papelbon is in pretty good company

Not many pitchers have pitched better than he has this year.
Jonathan Papelbon is just the second pitcher in the last 40 years to allow one run or less in his first 38 innings of one season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The other also was a rookie: the Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzuela allowed one run in his first 52 innings of 1981. . . .
If he keeps up this pace, I wouldn't be surprised to see him win Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young award. Only one problem standing in his way, Fransisco Liriano, who is have a fantastic start to his rookie season too.

Sports: I want a manager like this

Watch this melt down on video.

How funny is this?

Friday, June 23, 2006

Sports: Clemens made his debut last night

Only problem for Roger, Francisco Liriano out dueled the Rocket. I"m not really shocked that Liriano out pitched Clemens, at this point I think Liriano is the better pitcher. Liriano just might be able to win the Cy Young award this year if he keeps this pace up, he is that good.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Thoughts: And liberals wonder why we hate the Kyoto Protocol

If we signed it we would be the only ones following it because every other country lies.

MANY governments, including some that claim to be leading the fight against global warming, are harbouring a dirty little secret. These countries are emitting far more greenhouse gas than they say they are, a fact that threatens to undermine not only the shaky Kyoto protocol but also the new multibillion-dollar market in carbon trading.

Under Kyoto, each government calculates how much carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide its country emits by adding together estimated emissions from individual sources. These so-called "bottom-up" estimates have long been accepted by atmospheric scientists, even though they have never been independently audited.

Now two teams that have monitored concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere say they have convincing evidence that the figures reported by many countries are wrong, especially for methane. Among the worst offenders are the UK, which may be emitting 92 per cent more methane than it declares under the Kyoto protocol, and France, which may be emitting 47 per cent more.

Thoughts: Why the left is more afraid of global warming

Well basically because we on the right don't blame the liberals like the Democrats blame the Republicans.

Here are six more likely explanations:

-- The Left is prone to hysteria. The belief that global warming will destroy the world is but one of many hysterical notions held on the Left. As noted in a previous column devoted to the Left and hysteria, many on the Left have been hysterical about the dangers of the PATRIOT Act and the NSA surveillance of phone numbers (incipient fascism); secondhand smoke (killing vast numbers of people); drilling in the remotest area of Alaska (major environmental despoliation); and opposition to same-sex marriage (imminent Christian theocracy).

-- The Left believes that if The New York Times and other liberal news sources report something, it is true. If the cover of Time magazine says, "Global Warming: Be Worried, Very Worried," liberals get worried, very worried, about global warming.

It is noteworthy that liberals, one of whose mottos is "question authority," so rarely question the authority of the mainstream media. Now, of course, conservatives, too, often believe mainstream media. But conservatives have other sources of news that enable them to achieve the liberal ideal of questioning authority. Whereas few liberals ever read non-liberal sources of information or listen to conservative talk radio, the great majority of conservatives are regularly exposed to liberal news, liberal editorials and liberal films, and they have also received many years of liberal education.

-- The Left believes in experts. Of course, every rational person, liberal or conservative, trusts the expertise of experts -- such as when experts in biology explain the workings of mitochondria, or when experts in astronomy describe the moons of Jupiter. But for liberals, "expert" has come to mean far more than greater knowledge in a given area. It now means two additional things: One is that non-experts should defer to experts not only on matters of knowledge, but on matters of policy, as well. The second is that experts possess greater wisdom about life, not merely greater knowledge in their area of expertise.

That is why liberals are far more likely to be impressed when a Nobel Prize winner in, let us say, physics signs an ad against war or against capital punishment. The liberal is bowled over by the title "Nobel laureate." The conservative is more likely to wonder why a Nobel laureate in physics has anything more meaningful to say about war than, let us say, a taxi driver.

-- People who don't confront the greatest evils will confront far lesser ones. Most humans know the world is morally disordered -- and socially conscious humans therefore try to fight what they deem to be most responsible for that disorder. The Right tends to fight human evil such as communism and Islamic totalitarianism. The Left avoids confronting such evils and concentrates its attention instead on socioeconomic inequality, environmental problems and capitalism. Global warming meets all three of these criteria of evil. By burning fossil fuels, rich countries pollute more, the environment is being despoiled and big business increases its profits.

-- The Left is far more likely to revere, even worship, nature. A threat to the environment is regarded by many on the Left as a threat to what is most sacred to them, and therefore deemed to be the greatest threat humanity faces. The cover of Vanity Fair's recent "Special Green Issue" declared: "A Graver Threat Than Terrorism: Global Warming." Conservatives, more concerned with human evil, hold the very opposite view: Islamic terror is a far graver threat than global warming.

-- Leftists tend to fear dying more. That is one reason they are more exercised about our waging war against evil than about the evils committed by those we fight. The number of Iraqis and others Saddam Hussein murdered troubles the Left considerably less than even the remote possibility than they may one day die of global warming (or secondhand smoke).

That and we on the right fear much more important things than global warming.

Sports: I think we found our selves a starter

Last night John Lester won his 2nd game. But he just didn't win, he totally dominated the Nationals. Lester pitched 6 innings gave up 1 run while striking out 10 batters. I don't think we need Clement or David Wells anymore, we have John Lester. Like always Seanez and Tavaras sucked it up give up 1 run each. Manny Delcarman shut down the Nationals in relief, I think we need to give our young guns more of a shot coming out of the bullpen.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Thoughts: WMDs in Iraq

I still think they exist as does unclassified documents from Iraq.
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) announced Wednesday the finding of over 500 munitions or weapons of mass destruction, specifically "sarin- and mustard-filled projectiles," in Iraq.

Reading from unclassified portions of a document developed by the U.S. intelligence community, Santorum said, "Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist."

According to Santorum, "That means in addition to the 500, there are filled and unfilled munitions still believed to exist within the country."

Reading from the document, Santorum added, "Pre-Gulf War Iraqi chemical weapons could be sold on the Black Market. Use of these weapons by terrorist or insurgent groups would have implications for coalition forces in Iraq. The possibility of use outside of Iraq cannot be ruled out. The most likely munitions remaining are sarin- and mustard-filled projectiles. And I underscore filled."

Of course I doubt this will be reported by the drive by Media. Anything that might help the Republicans will be surpressed and you will only be able to find it in the "alternative media."

Thoughts: I can't wait to see what moonbat replies to this

This is sad when ABC has to create its own news.

Witnessing the impact of global warming in your life?

ABC News wants to hear from you. We're currently producing a report on the increasing changes in our physical environment, and are looking for interesting examples of people coping with the differences in their daily lives. Has your life been directly affected by global warming?

We want to hear and see your stories. Have you noticed changes in your own backyard or hometown? The differences can be large or small — altered blooming schedules, unusual animals that have arrived in your community, higher water levels encroaching on your property.

Show us what you've seen. You can include video material of the environmental change, or simply tell your story via webcam. Please fill out the form below, and be sure to include captions or other descriptive information if you're sending video. We hope to hear from you. Thank you.

Makes me sick, it really does. Can the media get anymore liberal?

Sports: Hopefully this cast off is as good as the Royals cast off

The Redsox have aquire Jason Johnson who was just released from the Indians.
The Boston Red Sox obtained pitcher Jason Johnson on Wednesday, a day after the right-hander was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians.

The Red Sox, beset by injuries to starting pitchers, gave up a player to be named or cash for Johnson, who is 1-8 with a 7.38 ERA in his last 10 starts.

Johnson, signed in the offseason after two years with Detroit, is 3-8 this season and has allowed 10 homers and 108 hits in 77 innings.

Three Red Sox starters -- right-hander Matt Clement and left-handers David Wells and Lenny DiNardo -- are on the disabled list.

Hopefully Johnson can pitch as well as Kyle Snyder did after the Royals released him. More pitching the better, hopefully a change of scenery can change the way he has been pitching this year. So far so good with Snyder.

Sports: The White Sox manager is getting himself in all sorts of trouble

Last week he yelled at a kid for not beaning Hank Blalock when he told him to and this week Ozzie Guillen is calling a columnist a "fag."

On Tuesday to reporters, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen referred to Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Around the Horn contributor Jay Mariotti as a derogatory name for a homosexual.

Angry with a recent column by Mariotti critical of Guillen's handling of recently demoted relief pitcher Sean Tracey and upset with Mariotti with columns of the past, Guillen said to reporters when referring to Mariotti before Tuesday's game with the Cardinals, "What a piece of [expletive] he is, [expletive] fag."

Open mouth...insert foot.

Sports: Redsox win again

I am loving interleague play this year, we just beat up on the Braves, now we are beating up on the Nationals. The Redsox beat the Nats last night 11 to 3.

I'm glad the Sox smartened up and put Youkalis back into the lead off spot the last few games, he has been the best lead off hitter in the league. And Crisp has been hitting a lot better down low in the order. Hopefully things are starting to come together for the Redsox and they can keep this momentum going.

The only bad thing last night was the Yankees coming back to beat the Phillies.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sports: 2006 MLB All-Star Game

The game isn't too far away. And like the previous 2 years the winner of the game gets home field advantage in the World Series. Which has worked out beautifully for the American League, as they are far superior than the National League.

My All Star Ballot to come out when the final votes are out on the 29th.

Thoughts: Homosexuality a mental disorder?

Well according to the Pentagon it is.

A Pentagon document classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, decades after mental health experts abandoned that position.

The document outlines retirement or other discharge policies for service members with physical disabilities, and in a section on defects lists homosexuality alongside mental retardation and personality disorders.
I think this document is a little outdated.

Sports: I'm loving baseball right now

I hope this trend keeps up, this is how it should be. The Yankees lose another heartbreaker to the Philies this time. At least the Yankee fans can take something good out of this loss. Randy Johnson pitched a solid 7 innings and only gave up 3 runs while striking out 7. That isn't quite the old Randy Johnson, but it he is getting close to locking his stuff down. Redsox better start gaining more and more ground these next few weeks before Randy starts pitching like the Randy of old.

And the Redsox did gain ground last night, with their 6-3 win over the Nationals the Redsox are now 2 games ahead of the Yankees in first place. Kyle Snyder??? Who the hell is Kyle Snyder??? Well apparently he is some guy the Royals, yes the Royals of all teams, released. Well we picked him up to start tonight and he did a pretty decent job. He gave up 3 runs over 5 innings. He looked pretty good if I do say so my self. He struck out 6, 3 of which was Alfonso Soriono. As of now he looks like a decent 5th starter, better than Matt Clement anyways.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Thoughts: Republicans aren't the only ones who want to take out Iran

The Ayatollah's grandson is calling for the US to topple the current Iranian regime.

The grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the inspiration of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has broken a three-year silence to back the United States military to overthrow the country's clerical regime.

Hossein Khomeini's call is all the more startling as he made it from Qom, the spiritual home of Iran's Shia strand of Islam, during an interview to mark the 17th anniversary of the ayatollah's death.

"My grandfather's revolution has devoured its children and has strayed from its course," he told Al-Arabiya, an Arabic-language television station. "I lived through the revolution and it called for freedom and democracy - but it has persecuted its leaders."

He also made clear his opposition to Teheran's alleged development of a secret nuclear weapons programme. "Iran will gain real power if freedom and democracy develop there," he said. "Strength will not be obtained through weapons and the bomb."

This was one of Carter's major fuck ups as the President. He never should have stayed neutral when the Ayatollah took over the Shah of Iran. The Shah, while not a perfect human being, was a stauch ally of the United States and kept a little peice and quiet over there. Maybe, just maybe, if Carter sided with the Shah the muslim extremist wouldn't have taken over the region over there.

Sports: It happened again

The Yankees can no longer hold a lead, they blew another lead to the Nationals, losing 3-2. I watched the game all the way to the 8th inning and fell asleep before the 9th. The Yankees have over used their bullpen so basically no one was available to close it out. They sent a tired Wang into the bottom of the 9th and he just couldn't get the last 3 outs.

Want to talk about more horrible bullpens?? How about the Redsox and Braves. The Redsox won 10-7. But there was literally two games played in this one. The first one was a pitching duel between John Smoltz and Curt Schilling. Through 6 innings it was 3-2 Redsox, then the bullpen took over for both teams. The next 3 innings the Redsox slugged 7 runs and the Braves scored 5. The Sox won't be able to win every game if their bullpen can't even hold the Braves.

The only good thing now, the Sox are now 1 game ahead of the Yankees for first place in the American League East.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Thoughts: Manly men

Sports: Holy crap, I guess I should have watched the game

How the hell do the Yankees cough up a 7 run lead? Especially to the Nationals. I stopped watching after the Yankees went up 9-2 in the 5th. I figured the game was over. Teaches me to stop watching a game. But the good news.

With the Sox beating the Braves today, the Sox now share first place again with the Yankees.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Thoughts: Man Laws

Sports: Holy crap

The Redsox better start playing soon or they will be in 3rd behind the Yanks and Blue Jays. I didn't think that would happen this year. The Sox are built better this year than I thought they were in 2004. They just aren't playing.

Hopefully interleague will spark them and we can see the Sox go on a big winning streak.

Thoughts: Why do they even vote on the Iraq War?

Everytime either Senate or now the House votes on the Iraq war it always comes in favor of the war with the final vote being 256-153.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Sports: Finally we got a lefty

When Keith Foulke is your lefty specialist you know your bullpen has problems, but now we traded David Riske to the White Sox for lefty Javier Lopez.
The Red Sox made a move to shake up their beleaguered bullpen today, trading righthander David Riske to the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitcher Javier Lopez (pictured).

The 28-year-old Lopez, a lefthanded closer for Triple-A Charlotte, had a 0.55 ERA with 12 saves this season before the deal. The Red Sox announced he would be in uniform (and wear No. 48) for tonight’s game in Minnesota.

Riske, who was dealt to the Red Sox from the Indians in January as part of the Coco Crisp trade, was 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA in just eight appearances for Boston this season. He missed almost a month early on with a lower back strain.

Before the trade, the Red Sox did not have a lefty in the bullpen. Lopez has held lefthanded hitters to a .171 average in International League play this season, and hasn’t given up a run in his last 9 1/3 innings. He has also had success at inducing hitters to hit the ball on the ground: his ground-ball-to-fly-ball ratio is the second best in the International League and fourth best in all of professional baseball (including the majors) among pitchers with at least 30 innings pitched, according to the Red Sox.

Lets hope he can shake things up and make the bull pen throw better.

Thoughts: Random Email I received

Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?

Did you know that the Iraqi government employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?

Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263 schools are now under construction and 38 new schools have been built in Iraq?

Did you know that Iraq's higher educational structure consists of 20 Universities, 46 institutes or colleges and 4 research centers?

Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January 2004 for the re-established Fulbright program?

Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational? They have five 100-foot
patrol craft, 34 smaller vessels and a naval infantry regiment.

Did you know that Iraq's Air Force consists of three operation squadrons,
nine reconnaissance and three US C-130 transport aircraft which operate day and
night, and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and four Bell jet rangers?

Did you know that Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?

Did you know that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000 fully trained
and equipped police officers?

Did you know that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq that produce
over 3500 new officers each 8 weeks?

Did you know there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq? They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations,
22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.

Did you know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of five have received
the first two series of polio vaccinations?

Did you know that 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid October?

Did you know that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and phone use has gone up 158%?

Did you know that Iraq has an independent media that consists of 75 radio stations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations?

Did you know that the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004
and that the Iraqi economy is BOOMING?

Did you know that two candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had
a televised debate recently?

OF COURSE WE DIDN'T KNOW!

WHY DIDN'T WE KNOW?

OUR MEDIA WOULDN'T TELL US!

Because a Bush-hating media and left wing liberals would rather see terrorism prevail in the world rather than exercise some
common sense and patriotism.


The lack of accentuating the positive in Iraq serves only one purpose.


It undermines the world's perception of the United States and our soldiers.

Thoughts: Bush as a muslim?

I don't see it, but muslim clerics called on him to convert.

A reputed leader of the al-Qaida-linked terror group blamed for deadly bombings across Indonesia on Thursday accused President Bush and Australian Prime Minister John Howard of waging wars against Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir also called on Bush and Howard to convert to Islam, saying it was "the only way to save their souls," adding that families still grieving after the 2002 Bali blasts that killed many foreigners should also become Muslim to find "salvation and peace."

I think Bush should call on them to convert to Christianity. Of course if he did all the liberals would throw a nutty. But wouldn't it be funny to see this happen?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Thoughts: Scientist 1 Gore 0

And the winner on the global warming debate?

"Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it," Al Gore sensibly asserts in his film "An Inconvenient Truth", showing at Cumberland 4 Cinemas in Toronto since Jun 2. With that outlook in mind, what do world climate experts actually think about the science of his movie?

Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention."

But surely Carter is merely part of what most people regard as a tiny cadre of "climate change skeptics" who disagree with the "vast majority of scientists" Gore cites?

No; Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. "Climate experts" is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore's "majority of scientists" think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.

Even among that fraction, many focus their studies on the impacts of climate change; biologists, for example, who study everything from insects to polar bears to poison ivy. "While many are highly skilled researchers, they generally do not have special knowledge about the causes of global climate change," explains former University of Winnipeg climatology professor Dr. Tim Ball. "They usually can tell us only about the effects of changes in the local environment where they conduct their studies."



Thoughts: What Democrats really think of blacks

They are nothing but slaves to them.
The leaders of the state's Democratic and Republican parties have asked voters not to cast ballots for state Supreme Court candidate Rachel Lea Hunter, whose fiery rhetoric in recent weeks has included comparing the actions of a black congressional candidate to that of a slave.

"She's unstable and unqualified, and the thought of her serving on the highest court in North Carolina is scary," state Republican party chairman Ferrell Blount said Tuesday.

Blount's comments came after Hunter, a former Republican running as a Democrat, used the title "Dur Fuhrer" -- commonly associated with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler -- when referring to state Democratic party chief Jerry Meek. Such rhetoric led Meek to endorse Republican-backed incumbent Mark Martin in his race with Hunter for a seat on the state's high court.

"From my own personal perspective, I think she lacks the judgment and temperament to be a judge at any level," said Meek, who called Martin an "able and competent member of the court."

Hunter did not return a phone call Tuesday seeking comment. Her husband and campaign adviser, Connie Mack Berry Jr., took offense at Blount's description of Hunter as "unstable."

"Rachel Hunter will be glad to submit herself to any psychiatric evaluation, any place, any time, anywhere, by the best psychiatric personnel in the country," he said.

Last week, in a post on her Web site, Hunter criticized congressional candidate Vernon Robinson for running for office as a Republican, even though the staunch and outspoken conservative lost his bid for state GOP chair at the party's convention in 2005.

"Like a good slave, he has returned to the plantation," Hunter wrote about Robinson, who is black.

Nice isn't it? Any black who wants to actually think on his own and disobey the Democrat party is nothing but a slave?

Monday, June 12, 2006

Thoughts: I knew it was only a matter of time

Till someone proposed a fat tax. The media has been attacking big burger and big soda so much lately it was only a matter of time this came up. I'm surprised it took this long.

Doctors will this week declare war on America's soft drinks industry by calling for a 'fat tax' to combat the nation's obesity epidemic.

Delegates at the powerful American Medical Association's annual conference will demand a levy on the sweeteners put in sugary drinks to pay for a massive public health education campaign.

They will also call for the amount of salt added to burgers and processed foods to be halved.

The moves come as U.S. doctors - like their British counterparts - are becoming increasingly alarmed at the growing number of deaths linked to obesity.

The resolution will put doctors on a collision course with Coca-Cola and Pepsi, plus the likes of McDonald's and Burger King.

Sales of soft drinks in U.S. schools are in decline ahead of the introduction of guidelines allowing only healthier low-calorie drinks, plus milk and certain fruit juices, over the next two years.

But the medical association wants to go further. Delegates at its Chicago conference are gunning in particular for high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener which is added to everything from ketchup to cola.

Liberals want to run our lives, so is it no surprise they want to tax everything? They think we aren't smart enough to run our lives ourselves. Pretty soon they are going to start mandatory excerise and limiting calories we can eat a day. Sounds drastic doesn't it? But I wouldn't be shocked if some whacked out liberal proposed it.

Thoughts: Blame those dastardly Republicans

Its all the Republicans fault.

As Tropical Storm Alberto threatened to strengthen into the ninth hurricane in 22 months to affect Florida, former President Clinton predicted Monday that Republican environmental policies will lead to more severe storms.

"It is now generally recognized that while Al Gore and I were ridiculed, we were right about global warming," Clinton said at a fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party. "It's a serious problem. It's going to lead to more hurricanes."

Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," chronicles the former vice president's efforts to educate the public about global warming. It's in limited release around the country.

In his critique of the GOP, Clinton also touched on the war in Iraq, the rising federal deficit and high health care costs. The crowd of about 500 greeted him with loud applause and shouts of "We love you, Bill!" and "Four more years!"

Jeff Sadosky, spokesman for the state Republican Party, decried Clinton's rhetoric. "Bill Clinton's class warfare and race-baiting message gets us no closer to solutions for the issues he brings up," he said.

What can we blame on the Republicans next? How about earthquakes?

Thoughts: This makes me sad

I am very saddened to hear that Al-Zarqawi lived for 52 minutes after the bombing.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi lived for 52 minutes after a U.S. warplane bombed his hideout northeast of Baghdad, and he died of extensive internal injuries consistent with those caused by a bomb blast, the U.S. military said Monday.

Col. Steve Jones, command surgeon for Multinational Forces, said an autopsy concluded that al-Zarqawi died from serious injuries to his lungs. An FBI test positively identified al-Zarqawi's remains.

Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a spokesman for the U.S. military in Baghdad, said U.S. forces arrived about 28 minutes after a fighter jet bombed al-Zarqawi's hideout outside Baqouba on Wednesday. Medics secured al-Zarqawi's airway but his breathing was shallow and labored, and he expelled blood from his mouth.

"It was very evident he had extremely massive internal injuries," Caldwell said

I only wish we had more time to tourture the fucker.

Now the liberals are saying this isn't a big deal that we killed Al-Zarqawi. Not a big deal? He was only the leader of the Iraq insurance, how is that not a big deal? You think if the terrorist killed GW Bush it wouldn't be a big deal? It is a huge deal and should be treated as such.

If getting one person is not a big deal, than why have the liberals been obsessing over Bin Ladin? They keep on saying we are loosing the War on Terrorism because we haven't killed or capture him. Isn't he only 1 person? Won't just 10 more Bin Ladins pop up if we kill him?

Liberals are just hypocrites. Anything to score a political point.

We do however have our
next target to hunt down.
Al Qaeda in Iraq named a successor following the killing of the group's leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, according to an Internet statement on Monday.

"The shura council of al Qaeda in Iraq unanimously agreed on Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, to be a successor to Sheikh Abu Musab al-Zarqawi," said a statement signed by al Qaeda and posted on a Web site frequently used by Islamist militants.

"Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Muhajir is a good brother, has a history in jihad and is knowledgeable. We ask God that he ... continue what Sheikh Abu Musab began," it said.

Hopefully it isn't long till we bomb the hell out of him and make him dead.

Sports: Good news for the Patriots

One less team they will have to worry about this season. Ben Roethlisberger received serious injuries when he crashed his motocycle today.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was badly hurt in a motorcycle crash Monday and undergoing surgery. The extent of his injuries was not known.

Roethlisberger was in serious but stable condition, said Dr. Larry Jones, chief of trauma at Mercy Hospital.

He was talking to me before he left for the operating room," Jones said before the operation. "He's coherent. He's making sense. He knows what happened. He knows where he is. From that standpoint, he's very stable."

The 24-year-old Roethlisberger likes to ride without a helmet, a habit that once prompted coach Bill Cowher to lecture him on the dangers. It was not known whether Roethlisberger was wearing a helmet when he crashed.

The crash happened at an intersection at the edge of downtown at about 11:30 a.m. A pool of blood was still visible there by early afternoon.

This may be good news for the Pats, but I hate for it to happen. Big Ben is a good young QB in the league and it will suck to see him hurt.

I wish him the best and hope for a speedy recovery. Hopefully we will be able to hurt him on the first this season, but I seriously doubt if he will play for a while.

Sports: Weekend Update

The Redsox should have lost both games Sunday to the Rangers but thankfully for a David Ortiz walk off home run with 2 outs in the 9th we won the first game 5-4.

The 2nd game in the double header the Sox just got killed, losing 13-6.

But in even better news, the Yankees got swept. Losing the final game 6-5 by the Athletics.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sports: Some good news

The Yankees lost 5-2 against the Athletics today.

Now hopefully we can get a Redsox game in, since the night game has already been postponed and rescheduled for September.

Thoughts: That didn't take long

I only knew it would be a matter of time since Zarqawi's death for the liberals to start yelling for the troops to pull out of Iraq.
As President Bush and Iraqi leaders on Thursday welcomed the announcement that coalition forces had killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, some in the anti-war community used the development to call for troop withdrawals while others downplayed its significance.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who was beaten by President Bush in the 2004 presidential race and had recently renewed his call for speedy troop withdrawals from Iraq, on Thursday praised the service members involved in Zarqawi's killing.

Coalition forces "did an incredible job hunting him down and destroying him, and all of America is proud of their skill and commitment," Kerry said.

He called Zarqawi's killing "another sign that it's time for Iraqis to stand up for Iraq ... and run their own country." He said American troops "have done their job in Iraq, and they've done it valiantly. It's time to work with the new Iraqi government to bring our combat troops home by the end of this year."
It doesn't matter how many good things we do over there or how many of the top Al-Queda members we kill, nothing is ever good enough for the Democrats while a Republican is President.

It is sad that the Democrats care more about regaining there power than they do about our country and the troops. If they actually cared about the troops they would not be calling for the a complete pull out every other day. Calling for a pull only strengthens the enemy. They know it is only a matter of time until the Dems regain power, whether it happens in 08, 2010, 2012, or hopefully a long time after that. Once that happens they know things will be different and they will win the war.

Hopefully before that time we can kill as many as possible and continue to cripple the terrorist network.

Sports: Hey guess what all?

Look who is back in first place? The Redsox.

Even though Papelbon blew his first save of the year. He came in the 8th with runnings on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs and gave up a hit to drive in the tieing run. But that only seemed to piss him off.

In the 9th he was unhittable. I suspect more unhittableness to come.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Thoughts: So what do Democrats think of Zarqawi's death?

They think it is a stunt.
Some Democrats, breaking ranks from their leadership, today said the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in Iraq was a stunt to divert attention from an unpopular and hopeless war.
"This is just to cover Bush's [rear] so he doesn't have to answer" for Iraqi civilians being killed by the U.S. military and his own sagging poll numbers, said Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat. "Iraq is still a mess -- get out."
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, said Zarqawi was a small part of "a growing anti-American insurgency" and that it's time to get out.
"We're there for all the wrong reasons," Mr. Kucinich said.
Officially, Democratic leaders reacted positively to the news and praised the troops that successfully targeted al Qaeda's leader in Iraq with 500-pound bombs at his safe house 30 miles from Baghdad.
"This is a good day for the Iraqi people, the U.S. military and our intelligence community," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
Some Democrats like Harry Reid may say this is a good thing, but they don't actually believe it. Democrats really believe this is a stunt, even if they don't say it. Anything good that happens in the War in Iraq is bad for them and good for Republicans. That is how the Democrats have positioned themselves. It is their own fault.

Sports: How do the Yanks keep on winning

Half their team is hurt and to make matters worse, Sheffield will be out till September.
Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist but is not expected to miss the rest of the season, general manager Brian Cashman said on Thursday.

Sheffield originally hurt the wrist when he collided at first base with Shea Hillenbrand of the Toronto Blue Jays on April 29. He missed three games, returned for two games and then went on the disabled list May 9 with a contusion and sprain of the wrist and missed 16 games.

He returned on May 23, made five starts as a designated hitter and then returned to right field on May 29. Two days later, he went back on the DL with the ligament tear.

"I am told it's not a season-ending injury," Cashman said before the Yankees played Boston. "He experienced worse pain after he tried to come back. Surgery is being recommended. It wasn't an option earlier."

Things are not looking good for the Yankees. Yet the pisser is, who ever they call up plays good. Who the hell ever heard of Melky Cabrera? I know I never did, but yet he is playing good. With the Yankees offence, they don't exactly need an All Star at every position, sad thing is, the Yankees are probably better with a Cabrera instead of Gary Sheffield.

With all the star power the Yankees have, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, and the list could go on forever, they can get complacent. But when they see players like Cabrera and Cano hustling it makes the stars step it up a notch. Stars need to see that otherwise they just don't perform as well.

I know Cashman is a great GM. I fully expect him to tell Gary Sheffield to go screw at the end of the year. Why would you want to pay someone 15 million when you can have Melky Cabrera play a good outfield for less than a million.

Of course if George Steinbrenner has anything to say about it Gary Sheffield will be starting for the New York Yankees next year and they will be that much older.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Thoughts: Next to die

How long till bomb him dead.
Al-Qaida in Iraq confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and vowed it will continue its ``holy war'' in a statement posted on the Web on Thursday.

``We want to give you the joyous news of the martyrdom of the mujahed sheik Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,'' said the statement, signed by ``Abu Abdel-Rahman al-Iraqi,'' identified as the deputy ``emir'' or leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.

``The death of our leaders is life for us. It will only increase our persistence in continuing holy war so that the word of God will be supreme,'' it said.

Hopefully soon.

Thoughts: Another dead terrorist

Hopefully more to come.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaida-linked militant who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings in Iraq, has been killed in a U.S. air raid north of Baghdad, Iraq's prime minister said Thursday.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said al-Zarqawi was killed Wednesday evening along with seven aides.

The Jordanian-born militant, who was believed to have personally beheaded at least two American hostages, became Iraq's most wanted militant, as notorious as Osama bin Laden, to whom he swore allegiance in 2004. The United States had put a $25 million bounty on al-Zarqawi, the same as bin Laden.

Thoughts: I'm not sure why the Dixie Chicks are surprised they are struggling

Sure they may have sold a lot of albums in the first week, but they aren't going to keep up the sales and barely anyone wants to see them in concert.
Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or postponed.

Ticket counts for the 20-plus arena shows that went on sale last weekend were averaging 5,000-6,000 per show in major markets and less in secondaries, according to sources contacted by Billboard. Venue capacities on the tour generally top 15,000.

In contrast, the band's new album, "Taking the Long Way," sold 526,000 units in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the third-largest sales week of 2006. The album logged a second week in the period ended June 4, according to sales data issued Wednesday.

Despite those numbers, early ticket sales are clearly not meeting projections. The plug was pulled on public on-sales for shows in Indianapolis (August 23), Oklahoma City (September 26), Memphis (September 27) and Houston (September 30) because of tepid pre-sales in a national promotion with Target stores.

Why is no one going? Easy the fans who actually like country music, AKA me, don't want to support someone who is so anti-Bush and anti-Republican.

The people who bought all those CD's are the Bush hating wacko crowd. But as soon as they here the music they are turned off. They don't want to listen to country, they hate people who listen to country. We are just dumb rednecks who are too dumb to support someone like Kerry.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Thoughts: It was a good try

The Republicans have failed to pass a ban on gay marriage even with a majority of Senators backing the effort.

A constitutional amendment seeking a national ban on gay marriage, strongly backed by US President George W. Bush and conservative Christian groups, failed to pass the US Senate.

The Republican-controlled upper chamber failed to endorse the amendment despite a majority of senators backing the proposal in a 49 to 48 vote. The measure required the backing of two-thirds of the Senate for it to be approved and taken forward to a formal vote.

Unlike Democrats, the Republicans try and change the Constitution legally, the way it is supposed to be changed. With any luck more Republicans will be voted into the Senate in 2008 and we will have the support to rightfully ban gay marriage.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Sports: How quickly they forget

Larry Bowa blasted Corey Patterson for stealing 2nd and 3rd with a 6 run lead in the 7th inning. According to Bowa he was just rubbing it in their noses.
BALTIMORE - When Corey Patterson stole second and third in the seventh inning with the Orioles leading by six runs Larry Bowa believed Patterson was rubbing it in the Yankees' nose.

From the top step of the third base dugout, Bowa let Patterson have it.

"I told him to play the game the right way," Bowa said. "That was terrible."

Patterson said he didn't know if a six-run bulge would hold up.


"I guess he didn't appreciate me taking third base, basically. I can't repeat what he said," Patterson said of Bowa. "I even checked with some people before the inning. If I get on, what should I do, how should I play it out. I got the go-ahead."

Wait a minute? I remember a couple of weeks ago when the Yanks were down 9-0 to the Rangers only to come back and win that game. If I were Patterson and the Orioles I wouldn't let up on the Yankees, or the Redsox, until the game is over.

How quickly they forget.