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Why I Don’t Play Golf In Venezuela

Posted by Mark on August 31, 2006

I love golf….I love to play it- but not in Venezuela. And Hugo Chavez, that fat socialista, wouldn’t let me play… even if I wanted to!

Perched in a green and forested aerie in the city’s southern hills, the exclusive Valle Arriba Golf Club has long offered its members a breathtaking view and a pleasant escape from urban cacophony and congestion. Now, a staunch ally of President Hugo Chavez wants it.

Caracas Mayor Juan Barreto announced late Tuesday that the municipal government planned to seize two elite country clubs, Valle Arriba and the Caracas Country Club, and redevelop them as low-income housing projects. The planned seizures were justified as part of Chavez’s federal policy to redistribute privately owned land to the poor.

JUSTIFIED?

I love how socialists think….it’s always…‘what’s yours is MINE and what’s mine is mine.’

Backed by a land law passed in 2003, the Chavez government has targeted 4 million acres of farmland for seizure and redistribution this year to poor farm cooperatives.

Aha!!….that explains why I couldn’t find any golf resorts in Venezuela. Good God…what a pathetic country.

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Hey Mom…Hand Me the Can of Spray Paint

Posted by Mark on August 30, 2006

Sometimes I read articles…that make me HOWL in anger.(Put down any sharp objects you might have in your hands…and read this…)

On Avalon Street in Echo Park, Victoria Villicano is known as a devoted mother who is often seen behind the wheel of her SUV, driving her two teenage sons to stores and sporting events.

But Los Angeles Police Department detectives say the 42-year-old woman also drove a five-member tagging crew, including her two children, around Silver Lake and Echo Park, stopping long enough for the group to jump out and vandalize.

Authorities believe the crew is responsible for spray-painting about 100 sites along Sunset Boulevard, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Their alleged reign came to an end last week when police received a call about some teens tagging a 7-Eleven store in Silver Lake.Undercover vandalism detectives said they found one of Villicano’s sons — with fresh paint on his hands — near a wall, dumping clothing and paint cans into a trashcan.

Police found the other alleged taggers waiting with Villicano in her SUV.

A part of me wants to take those cans of paint and do a “Goldfinger” on THEM. Heck…dip them in a vat of brown paint like they were human Godiva chocolates.

LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said he was taken aback when he first heard about the arrest and said it underscores the need for parents to be responsible.”Sometimes we search for answers as to why young people become engaged in irresponsible acts,” he said.

“We look to social and economic conditions as causal factors. But often it’s parents abdicating their responsibility to be parents.”

Well….uh…..NSS!

Cycle of crime…cycle of poverty…cycle of violence…it never ends.

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The Value of a Dollar

Posted by zaphriel on August 30, 2006

Find out what that means…

The Inflation Calculator

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Katrina Remembered

Posted by zaphriel on August 29, 2006

kat5_1945.gifOn this somber anniversary, I have noticed a little grandstanding, and maybe some humility from the Policos; The normal irritating opportune TV ops. And a little news story about a very weak tropical storm named Ernesto, that can’t even scare off the Space Shuttle from it’s launch pad.

Then I wonder… What happened to the Worst Hurricane Season Ever that was predicted at the beginning of the “season”. Isn’t global warming supposed to cause these storms to be more frequent? More powerful? Each and Every Year? … Instead of happening in cycles… As they always have throughout the ages…

I wonder… could these GLOBAL weather cycles actually be stronger than the human meddling, and more complex than humans have yet understood? Isn’t it rather arrogant of us to think that we are the cause of the weather cycles that pre-date our existence? What about the Solar Cycles that are also having a markedly larger effect than anything we can do? Read the rest of this entry »

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America’s Poor Are Obese

Posted by Mark on August 29, 2006

That’s right. It’s so nice to see our nation’s poor haven’t missed a meal. Of course, every liberal and loon will have you believe otherwise.

The gravy train -make that the sausage, biscuits and gravy train — just kept on rolling in most of America last year, with 31 states showing an increase in obesity.

The only state that experienced a decrease in the percentage of obese adults last year was Nevada.

States have different challenges to contend with when it comes to obesity, said Dr. Janet Collins of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Populations are not equal in terms of experiencing these health problems,” Collins said. “Low-income populations tend to experience all the health problems we worry about at greater rates.”

Indeed, the five states with the highest obesity rates -Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Louisiana and Kentucky -exhibit much higher rates of poverty than the national norm. Meanwhile, the five states with the lowest obesity have less poverty.

Ironic..isn’t it?

So the next time an overeducated REALITY-DEFICIENT liberal opens his mouth about hunger in America- stuff this report down it. Oh heck….add some gravy with it.

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What the Web is All About

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2006

LibriVox.
Go There.

Download a book.
Volunteer to read one.

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Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and…

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2006

…dwarf planets? Okay, I understand it makes sense scientifically, but dwarf? How about “planetarily challenged?” And has anyone considered that Pluto might have feelings on the issue? I find this quite offensive. Surely the American Civil Liar’s Union must mount a defense, don’t you think?

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No Child Left Behind….Whether You Like It or Not

Posted by Mark on August 25, 2006

One of my pet peeves…(okay, so I’ve got several) is public education. It’s pathetic..it is an ongoing testimony to government malfeascance, gross incompetence and systemic failure on a MASSIVE scale. Recently, someone stood up to the nonsense…decided that 1 teacher per 40 STUDENTS was a bit much. And that 1 teacher per 45 might be a bit EXCESSIVE. And for that….his thoughtful approach got him fired.

The interim principal of an overcrowded high school on Chicago’s Southwest Side has been fired for refusing an order to enroll more students.

Principal Martin McGreal, 37, contended adding students would push some class sizes at Gage Park High School to more than 40, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Can you imagine the chaos?….trying to stabilize a class of 40+ students each and every day? Study after study after STUDY has shown how detrimental- how negative the impact is when you increase the size of the classroom.

In short, your child gets very little instruction and learns very little. So this principal refuses to accept more students…fearing they would literally…get left behind. And so for that….he gets to file for unemployment.

According to McGreal one demographic planner told him not to worry about a large freshman class since many of the teens enrolled would fail to show up or drop out.

SAY WHAT?

Well…uh…at 40+ students per classroom…they wouldn’t be missed- is that the line of thinking? So….it’s okay to for the students to CHOOSE to be left behind…that way the government won’t be blamed.

The irony here is stunning.

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Muslim Men Promise Not To Hit Their Wives

Posted by Mark on August 24, 2006

I swear…that’s what they’re swearing to.

Should anything go wrong in her marriage, Zaynab Abdul-Razacq is confident her rights will be well-protected. Her husband has guaranteed it – in writing.

The young Muslim couple chose a path advocated by Islamic scholars concerned about women’s rights: drawing up a Muslim marriage contract that takes into account modern needs.

This article eminates from a liberal American rag (trying desperately to show the ‘modern side’ of Islam– uh…wait just a madrassa minute…isn’t that an oxymoron?)….so let’s be clear- this agreement is about 15,000 miles from those who would VIOLENTLY disagree. In fact, I suspect….if these American Muslims traveled to the Middle East and told their Muslim ‘brothers’ they had signed this agreement….what do you think would happen? In 3….2….1….Yes- YOU GUESSED IT…they would be ostracized….ridiculed and likely have their a***s kicked or worse.

Abdul-Razacq’s agreement states that she is in charge of the household finances and that if her husband abuses her in “any dimension of wellness” she can automatically divorce him.

Islamic law experts who advocate for better treatment for women say the documents can help them assert rights under religious law that have long been played down by men. Advocates contend their approach is well within Islamic law, even though skeptics say the interpretation is too influenced by Western thinking.

Uh….you can definitely call me a ‘skeptic’.

The Ayatollahs would laugh all the way to their funerals.

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Silently Cheering

Posted by zaphriel on August 23, 2006

For the better guy…

Joe Lieberman Qualifies for November Ballot With New Party

HARTFORD, Connecticut — U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has gathered more than the 7,500 signatures needed to secure a spot on the November ballot with a new party, the secretary of the state said Wednesday.

The certification means that Lieberman, the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000 and a presidential candidate in 2004, will run for re-election as part of the Connecticut for Lieberman party against Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Alan Schlesinger.

Nothing like putting your thumb in the eye of the party that foolishly spurned you. And thus robbing them of a certain victory. Alan Schlesinger stands a much better chance of victory, either way the people actually win.

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