Quote of the week: "Oh and you mocking me is like a Down's child mocking Einstein.Your lack of understanding and intelligence doesn't surprise me. Vox is pretty smart, and opposites do attract. My wife is limited intellectually too." The Atheist Jew Homepage 03.29.06 - 11:19 am
Today, WOWO reports that:
Fort Wayne School officials have had little success keeping students fromNow, I hate to sound too prick-ish about this, but it seems to me that the local schools should be embarrassed. Outwitted by those meddling kids again...
accessing blogging websites on school computers. It took students just days to
hack their way around blocking software. School officials say the sites distract
students and make them vulnerable to on-line predators.
On a side note: Does anyone really think that the "vulnerability to sexual predators" is actually the primary concern of the schools here? I'm thinking they probably just don't want to see an on-line repeat of the Carroll fiasco...
Just out of curiosity, when are kids finding the time to blog? Shouldn't they be in class, ummm....say, LEARNING or something?
Beginning in 1994, the Fedayeen Saddam opened its own paramilitary training
camps for volunteers, graduating more than 7,200 "good men racing full with
courage and enthusiasm" in the first year. Beginning in 1998, these camps began
hosting "Arab volunteers from Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, 'the Gulf,' and Syria."
It is not clear from available evidence where all of these non-Iraqi volunteers
who were "sacrificing for the cause" went to ply their newfound skills. Before
the summer of 2002, most volunteers went home upon the completion of training.
A newly released prewar Iraqi document indicates that an official representative
of Saddam Hussein's government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995, after receiving approval from Saddam Hussein. The document states that further "development of the relationship and cooperation between the two parties to be left according to what's open [in the future] based on dialogue and agreement on other ways of cooperation." The Sudanese were informed about the agreement.
This weeks winner: National Serv-All
Thanks so much for all of the garbage you dumped up and down my street, pricks. It was fun to go clean up garbage that my neighbors and I ALREADY collected to our hoppers. Hey, at least you're efficient. I'm sure it saves room in the landfill if you leave half of the garbage strewn about the landscape as you exit the neighborhood. See below for actual photos taken within two minutes of the time the garbage truck left my cul-de-sac. The red shaded areas indicate garbage that was NOT there before the Serv-All truck came through. In the lower picture, you can see my neighbor who was in the road cleaning up after the people who get paid to clean up after us.
So I guess the real question is which of these guys is the Duke and which is the Hogg? The following story from NewsMax indicates Duke's Piggin' days are almost through! With millions worth of supposed bribes and scandalous-looking transactions and deals...Randy Cunningham definitely deserves the white suit (but he looks like hell in it!).
'Duke' Cunningham's Loot to Be Auctioned
Silver-plated candelabras. A cedar-lined lingerie cabinet. Persian rugs. An oak hutch carved with lions' heads, tree limbs and acorns.
The spoils from former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham's bribery scheme - a household of valuable antiques, rugs and home furnishings _ will be auctioned off by the government Thursday to help cover the back taxes and restitution he owes.
The public was given a preview Tuesday of the loot, which was laid out in orderly rows in a warehouse near Los Angeles.
Cunningham, who was sentenced earlier this month to more than eight years in prison for taking $2.4 million in bribes, received the items from defense contractors in exchange for helping them win government contracts.
"Lavish," said Jim Sudomir, a retiree from Fallbrook, summing up Cunningham's lifestyle as he looked over the display. "If he was going to be a crook he should have been a smarter one. He thought he was above all that. ... Look where he's at now. He's in jail."
The inventory reveals that the contractors spared little expense to appease Cunningham's collector's tastes.
There is a leather sofa. A solid cherry sleigh bed. Nearly a dozen rugs. Marble-topped nightstands, armoires and sideboards, many featuring stained glass, brass fittings and intricate carvings.
"There's a real mix of different styles - Art Deco, French provincial, American pioneer," said Britney Sheehan, who works for the company that will auction the goods.
Sheehan said she could not disclose how much the items are expected to fetch, since officials do not want to influence potential bidders. Some of the rugs have previously been valued at as much as $40,000.
Yeah, we'll give it to him on the merits of all of his corruption and greed....plus we've discovered he is the LEAST photogenic of anyone in Congress.
Durbin: Dems Want GIs Home ASAP
Reported by NewsMax
Repeatedly pressed by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace to reveal his party's Iraq war plan, Sen. Dick Durbin's answer was that Democrats want to bring the troops home as soon as possible. Wallace quoted President Jimmy Carter's national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, as having accused the Democrats, "his own party, of political desertion on Iraq. "Democratic leaders have been silent or evasive. They have not offered an alternative to the war in Iraq. It's easy to criticize," Brzezinski said, according to Wallace, who then asked Durbin: "You talk about the lack of an administration plan. What is the Democratic plan? And be specific. What's the Democratic plan for Iraq?"
"I'll be very specific," replied Durbin, D-Ill. "But I can tell you, to start with, failed policies such as the one we have in Iraq gives us few options. And we understand that. We've been painted into a corner in this situation."
When Wallace countered that with, "Well, that's criticism, sir. What is your plan?" Durbin waffled, saying "Well, hold on, if you will, please. What we propose and what Senator John Warner accepted as a bipartisan approach in the Senate includes the following. This year, 2006, a year of transition, where the Iraqis take control of their own security and defense. "Secondly, the Iraqis are put on notice they have to form a government that embraces all of the factions within Iraq so that we can see finally a government of unity leading to some sort of progress for the people of Iraq. "And finally, we have to have from this president accountability, clear accountability, where he says every three months what progress is being made. His first report, incidentally, was not an encouraging one. It's an indication that despite all the rhetoric, we have not made progress this year."
Still looking for an answer, Wallace said: "But saying a year of significant transition, with all due respect, sir, is just a phrase. I mean, you know the situation there. There are 133,000 troops on the ground. Is it the Democratic plan that you could get all of them out by the end of the year, 30,000, get under 100,000? What's the Democratic plan?
Said Durbin: "My wish is to bring the troops home as quickly as possible." After Wallace observed that, "Well, that's everyone's wish, sir," Durbin said, "Withdrawing them tomorrow is not realistic. But I will say this. We believe that if this president has a plan, and I'm not sure that he does, that it will be demonstrated by the end of the year that Iraqi forces will replace American forces. If they do not, it's further indication of the failure of this administration."
In the end, Wallace's question went unanswered.
We'll just go ahead and put him on the 3-Strike-Loser bulletin board....he'll fit right in.
See how cheaply we can buy Gestapo-like tactics in our own community? Sign here and you too can implement this aberration of a plan to YOUR local schools!
Don't we already pay for Police K-9 units that are available if we need them? Do we really think that it's necessary to add yet another layer of complication to the already confused and complex matrix of pressures we have created for our community's youth? Sylvester's gonna have a ball with this one.