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Archive for 29 June 2007

Farfour Bites the Dust

29 June 2007, 6:15 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Middle East.

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Farfour Mouse dies in last episode

Hamas TV on Friday broadcast what it said was the last episode of a weekly children’s show featuring “Farfour,” a Mickey Mouse look-alike who had made worldwide headlines for preaching Islamic domination and armed struggle to youngsters.

In the final skit, Farfour was beaten to death by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour’s land. At one point, Farfour called the Israeli a “terrorist.”

“Farfour was martyred while defending his land,” said Sara, the teen presenter. He was killed “by the killers of children,” she added.

Real nice folks there. Does he get 72 mouse virgins too? I can’t have any respect, or compassion, for a parent who would condone a child watching such garbage. Do they really hate their children that much? Child abuse, plain and simple!

H/T: Blue Star Chronicles

An Amazing Gift!

29 June 2007, 5:39 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

Click here! NOW!  (get tissues first though)

H/T: Lubbock Marine Parents

Gov. Dopey – Thief?

29 June 2007, 5:12 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Feckless Weasels, Opinion.

Can the man be any more of a slime?  Probably.

Commentary: Governor wrong in attempt to take from Patients Fund

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Governor Feckless Weasel

It has come to my attention that in the Fond du Lac area, as well as surrounding communities, most people are unaware of what Gov. Doyle’s plans are in order to balance the budget. Prepare yourself.

First, I would like to provide you with some background on a fund that was established for physicians to protect patients in case there was a malpractice suit. Physicians have paid into this fund since it was established in 1975. They pay their own private money to support this pool of cash. There are no tax dollars in the fund, formally known as the Patients Compensation Fund.

Why do we do this? First of all, we decided in our State Medical Society that all physicians should take the responsibility of protecting patients who are wrongfully injured by a malpractice, and by contributing to this fund, we have been able to do just that.

Gov. Doyle has tried to steal $200 million in 2003 and $179 million in 2005 from this fund to help balance the state budget. We have been able to prevent the past two attempts by proving to our legislators that it is immoral to steal this money from the patients for whom it was intended.

Again, these are private contributions. There is no taxpayer money in the fund.

In addition, if Gov. Doyle is successful in stealing this money to help balance the budget, several devastating repercussions will occur as a result. The most important is that our patients and their families will be unfairly cheated out of what they deserve. This money belongs to the patients, and should not be used to balance Gov. Doyle’s budget.

I could go on and on, but I want to get my final appeal to you as a concerned citizen.

The Senate vote to approve this budget likely will take place this week. Time is of the essence: We need you to contact your Senators and Assembly representatives and tell them that this is wrong.

I would also like to thank state Sen. Carol Roessler, Rep. John Townsend and Rep. Carol Owens for all of their hard work and support. They have done a wonderful job so far, and we as physicians are grateful.

I felt it was my duty as a physician, as a resident of Fond du Lac and as a representative of the Wisconsin Medical Society to let the public know what is happening.

I also would like to offer your readers the opportunity to help us win this battle. All your readers need to do is to contact their area representatives, by phone, e-mail or fax.

Dr. Karen L. Meyer of Fond du Lac is a delegate to the Wisconsin Medical Society.

The FdL Reporter (Distorter) Asks a Question

29 June 2007, 4:59 pm. Comments Off. Filed under 2nd Amendment.

Women: What do you do to protect yourself?

It’s late at night and you’re out on the town. Do you carry pepper spray? Walk with friends? Watch your surroundings?

What do you do to protect yourself? The Reporter is looking for responses from women on what they do to keep safe. Responses will be used for the women’s page, Essence.

Women should send their comments to Heather Stanek, reporter, at hstanek@fdlreporter.com or 922-4606, ext. 227. All submissions must include your name, hometown and age range: 18-35, 35-50 or over 50.

My answer? Real simple!

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Any more stupid questions? :-)

In Honor of My Recent ‘Banned’ Status…..

29 June 2007, 4:17 pm. 5 Comments. Filed under Just Cuz.

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:-)

H/T:  Alabama Improper

I’m Banned!

29 June 2007, 1:09 pm. 5 Comments. Filed under Feckless Weasels, U.S. Military.

Is that cool or what? Seems the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Administration has decided there are verboten blogs. The fact that some of those blogs that are on the ‘ban list’ are now defunct doesn’t seem to faze the WI V.A. However, I am in some pretty distinguished company, none the less! :-)

Go here!

Pete asks: The question I have, as a veteran, is all those vets in VA Hospitals that might have access to computers who are being DENIED access to Wisconsin blogs….(or even TMJ or JSOnline for that matter).

Good question to pose to our VA Administration I would think.

Damn good question!  Such banning puts them in the ‘feckless weasel’ category.

H/T: Boots & Sabers

Priorities

29 June 2007, 7:36 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

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Morning Coffee 6/29/07

29 June 2007, 7:27 am. 2 Comments. Filed under General News.

London car bomb ‘packed with nails and gas’

London escaped what could have been its worst terrorist attack this morning when a car bomb packed with nails, gas canisters and containers of petrol apparently failed to detonate outside a popular West End nightclub hosting a ‘ladies’ night’.

I’d say it’s time for some drastic measures. Now, this is going to sound extremely bigoted, but I don’t care. Evict the Muslims! It’s not the Presbyterians trying to blow up expensive cars, and it sure isn’t the Druids! So why not evict those who ARE causing the problems? Yes, not all are radical, but how can you tell who is who? Solve the problem, make them all leave.

Junior GOP senators defeat old guard

Instead, the young guns — a small, wily group of junior Republican senators, most of them with less than a full term in the upper chamber — sent the bill into a tailspin, tying Democratic leaders into legislative knots and earning enough opposition among senators to block the Senate bill, culminating in yesterday’s vote to kill the measure.

Perhaps they can still remember who butters their bread? :-) Seems the “old guard” has completely forgotten it’s us that got ‘em in, and it’s US who can send ‘em home!

Israeli President Submits Resignation

His resignation two weeks before his seven-year term was to expire takes effect Sunday and clears the way for his indictment on lesser charges of indecent acts, sexual harassment and obstruction of justice. He will receive a suspended prison sentence and be required to pay damages to two of his four accusers, all former female employees.

I’m surprised this slimeball wasn’t pushed out LONG before now!

Thousands of flights cancelled at D/FW, across country because of weather

The carrier (AA) said it canceled 862 flights because of weather or air traffic control issues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, including 412 flights on Wednesday alone. In addition, it had to divert 178 flights on those three days, 132 of which had been headed to D/FW.

So, if you had plans to fly to the Metroplex, I’d suggest you check and make sure you can get back out!

F.D.A. Curbs Sale of Five Seafoods Farmed in China

The F.D.A. said it decided to take the action after years of warnings and even a visit to Chinese fish ponds that resulted in no signs of improvement. But Dr. David Acheson, the F.D.A.’s assistant commissioner for food protection, stressed that the seafood posed no immediate health threat, though long-term consumption could result in health problems.

I wonder if China is trying to poison the world.

U.N. Inspectors, N. Korea Reach Agreement on Reactor Shutdown

“We have concluded this understanding, what our monitoring and verification activities are in principle,” IAEA Deputy Director Olli Heinonen said in footage shot by APTN. He did not provide specifics of the agreement.

If it’s the Useless Numnuts, odds are the ‘specifics’ are just as meaningless.

Bredesen declares ‘Biofuels Day,’ but vetoes tax credits for ethanol

“First, I am concerned that this bill would result in the state paying private companies millions of dollars to continue to engage in activities that they are already undertaking, instead of incentivizing the expanded use of ethanol blended gasoline,” Bredesen wrote in a June 27 veto message.

With predicted milk prices soaring, I’d say it’s a good time to quash this ethanol nonsense. It’s more important to be able to provide milk for our children.

Sen. Cornyn: Amnesty proponents failed to dupe Americans

One of the senators who led a successful effort to block the so-called “comprehensive immigration reform” bill is welcoming the measure’s second death. John Cornyn says for the second time, the American people did not believe claims that the legislation would help secure the country’s borders.

I’m sure it just flusters the long timers in the Senate that we are NOT as stupid as they think we are!

FdL D.A. blasts Social Security Administration

O’Rourke was up in arms after a request to the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide someone to testify at a jury trial for Jose A. Lopez-Barrera — a 17-year-old Eden boy accused of using a false Social Security card to try and obtain a driver’s license — was denied.

I guess the SSA doesn’t think such fraud is all that important. They’re wrong!