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Reruns a GO

31 August 2007, 10:02 pm. 1 Comment. Filed under 2008.

TNT to Air Thompson on ‘Law & Order’

While Fred Thompson’s “Law & Order” character disappears from NBC starting Saturday because of concerns over federal equal time provisions, cable viewers will still have plenty of opportunities to see his District Attorney Arthur Branch.

TNT will air 23 episodes of the drama next week alone, apparently unworried about limiting Branch’s airplay even as the Tennessee Republican plans to announce his presidential candidacy.

“TNT has no plans to alter its schedule,” spokeswoman Shirley Powell said, a stance that could provoke a fight in the courts or before the Federal Communications Commission.

Equal time rules require TV stations to provide the same airtime to opponents when a candidate appears on the air. The many exceptions _ news shows, talk shows, interviews, documentaries _ essentially mean the rules apply to entertainment programming.

Thompson’s expected post-Labor Day entrance into the race triggered NBC’s decision to stop airing “Law & Order” reruns featuring him starting Sept. 1. Next week Thompson will essentially shift time slots on NBC: The “Tonight” show announced said that he will appear as a guest with Jay Leno on Thursday.

Well, that answers my question. And Mr. Ol’ Broad, being the big “Law and Order” rerun fan, will be happy to know his favorite “seen ‘em all, don’t have to pay attention” show will continue.

Poverty

31 August 2007, 8:46 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under General News.

Poverty In America

Here are some interesting statistics about poverty in the United States.

Forty-three percent of all poor households actu­ally own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage, and a porch or patio.

Almost half of the poor in the United State actually own their own homes? WTF? They don’t live under bridges?

Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.

That’s more than France. Maybe if they had more A/C in France all those old people wouldn’t have died a few years back. This leads to a conundrum. If more French households had A/C, yannow to cope with that Manmade Global Warming thing, that would require more energy use which could lead to more greenhouse gases which could put them over their Kyoto accords. Ah screw it! Let the old folks die of heat exhaustion. Save the planet! Kill the old folks!

Only 6 percent of poor households are over­crowded. More than two-thirds have more than two rooms per person.

That 6 percent are prolly Mexican households. They have four to a room and six cars parked in the front yard.

The average poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens, and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.)

So our poor have more living space than average folks in large European cities. It’s beginning to sound like being poor in America is not as bad as the Dimocrats make out. Maybe we need a different definition of poor.

Nearly three-quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars.

Read the rest here! (Grouchy Old Cripple)

Other nations around the world should be as lucky as we are in this country. If I hear one more clap trap about how we ‘abuse’ the poor, I’m going to smack someone!

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More Feigned Outrage

31 August 2007, 6:19 pm. 5 Comments. Filed under Religion of Pieces.

Muslims in new cartoon protests

Fresh protests are being made by Muslims angered by the publication of newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Iraqi, Egyptian and Palestinian Islamic groups have called for demonstrations as Muslims attend Friday prayers.

Denmark’s PM has met envoys from Muslim countries as he attempts to calm the anger over the cartoons, which were first published in a Danish newspaper.

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Ok, so here’s my question: How can they tell it’s Mohammad? It could be anyone in a turban. Since the print is really tiny, and I’m old, I can’t tell what that says.

Justice

31 August 2007, 5:59 pm. 1 Comment. Filed under Crime.

Judge Sentences Ex-Durham County District Attorney Nifong to Jail for a Day

DURHAM, N.C. — A judge has sentenced disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong to one day in jail for lying to a judge while pursuing the Duke lacrosse rape case.

Nifong was held in criminal contempt of court Friday for lying to a judge when pursuing rape charges against three falsely accused Duke University lacrosse players.

Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III immediately moved to consider a punishment for Nifong, who has already been stripped of his law license and has resigned from office. He faces as many as 30 days in jail and a fine as high as $500.

Works for me!  Just wish the jail time was a bit longer.  Pay back’s a b*tch!

Illegal Pedophile

31 August 2007, 5:54 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Crime, Illegals.

12 Year Old Girl Raped & Suspect Is HIV Positive

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(Alabama) – 32 year old Julio Cesar Cruz Martinez sits in a Baldwin County jail charged with rape, sodomy and sex abuse. Alleged crimes involving a young girl under twelve years of age.

During an interview, investigators say Martinez dropped a bomb on sheriff’s deputies and the victim’s family. A revelation that has compounded this tragedy.

Sgt. Tony Nolfe of Baldwin County’s Sheriff’s Department says, “he did confess to several of those acts. Later in the afternoon, he did disclose to jail personnel that he was HIV positive and the health concerns for the victim are being addressed.”

There’s another twist to this case. Sheriff’s deputies say Julio Martinez may not be the man he say’s he is. “Mr. Martinez is apparently an illegal alien. His identity is somewhat still in question. We have not been able to confirm his identity or certain facts about his back ground” says Sgt. Tony Nolfe.

Investigators say the victim, the victim’s mother and the mother’s fiancee had been living with Martinez for the last few months. Investigators say Martinez has been living in the Fairhope area for the last two years.

Another child, and family, who’s life has been destroyed because we can’t, I should say WON’T, control our borders!

H/T: Freedom Folks

It’s Not MY Job to Provide YOU With Healthcare!

31 August 2007, 9:07 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Realistic solution for health-care costs is consumer responsibility
By JAMES K. RONE, M.D.

Dr. John Sergent respectfully disagreed with the politician who opined it was not the government’s responsibility “to provide womb-to-tomb health care.” He also implied most Americans don’t care about the uninsured (“Government could provide health insurance for all,” Aug. 11). I respectfully disagree. Caring does not equal government responsibility. I care about many things with no expectation that a nanny government give them to me.

In “Free antibiotics just a start, mom says” (Aug. 12), mom declared, “It shouldn’t be up to businesses.” Again, I disagree. Businesses, people and government share the blame and responsibility for our health-care crisis.

Is health care a right? Not according to the Constitution. One unalienable right, however, specified in the Declaration of Independence is “Life,” which one could equate to “health care.” At least enough health care to maintain life. Analogously, the government provides food stamps to those in need — but not to all. Where do we draw the line?

American taxpayers cannot pay for everything medicine can do to maintain, prolong and improve life. Even if they could, medical costs are a moving target. Each advancement, each better drug or technology, raises the price and demands new lines. Only the free market can react to this volatility. If the government tries to, it will go broke, or suck taxpayers dry — ironically providing “Life” at the expense of “Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Unacceptable. Patrick Henry said in 1775, “Is life so dear … as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”

Dr. Sergent believes the only “realistic” solution is a national single-payer system.” I disagree. The only realistic solution is one forcing the consumer to take responsibility. Responsibility for healthy living, and for making decisions about what to pay for. Government insurance would be worse than the present chaos. It would further divorce the beneficiary from the cost of the benefit. Foolish not to avail oneself of a free benefit, right? Even more so a benefit already paid for with one’s taxes. The run on services would be disastrous for the payer. This happened with TennCare. Effective limits are key. Sadly, I have no confidence in Washington ever agreeing to, let alone deploying, anything reasonable. Limits neither too restrictive, nor too lax.

Having said that — I abhor all payer-imposed patient-care restrictions. They are at times dangerous. In my opinion, government health insurance should provide relatively unrestricted care for specific groups — such as the truly impoverished on Medicaid and the elderly on Medicare. Limit beneficiaries, not benefits.

The rest of us should be covered by a reformed private-payer system. One that interfaces with the patient more than the doctor’s office, and can never refuse coverage based on existing or preexisting conditions. This system must incentivize patients to be active in deciding how health-care dollars get spent — based upon personal circumstances and values — and to self-pay when possible. We’re all too used to virtually free heath care, whether from an all-powerful government, or an all-powerful insurance industry.

Were You Cool?

31 August 2007, 9:00 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Just Cuz.

Cool Person Test

Thanks Amie!  :)

Much Ado?

31 August 2007, 8:43 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

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From all I’ve heard and read, even I would be arrested in Minneapolis. I’ve been known to tap toes, peek (to see if the stall is empty) and stick my hand under the wall (“Ya got any TP over there?”).

Morning Coffee 8/31/07

31 August 2007, 7:03 am. 3 Comments. Filed under General News.

Bush to Outline Aid to Mortgage Holders

Offering federal help for strapped mortgage holders, President Bush is proposing to aid hundreds of thousands of borrowers hard hit by the housing slump.

The president on Friday was to talk about several initiatives and reforms to help homeowners with risky mortgages keep their homes, a senior administration official said Thursday. Bush also was to discuss efforts to prevent these kinds of problems from arising in the future.

And here I thought he wasn’t going to ‘give aid’ to those who were foolish enough to take loans they knew they couldn’t afford? Life isn’t always rosy, but you deal with it, and move on.

Perry commutes Texas death row inmate Foster’s sentence

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry blocked the execution of death row inmate Kenneth Foster and reduced his sentence to life in prison Thursday after weeks of statewide protest and controversy over the law used to convict him.

The unusual intervention came just after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted, 6-1, to recommend that the sentence be commuted, which is also rare. It’s the first time in nearly seven years in office that Mr. Perry has stopped an execution, other than in response to Supreme Court rulings that barred the execution of juveniles and the mentally retarded.

The guy was in on the robbery, there was evidently a gun involved, so how could he not know there was a possibility of someone dying?

Rookie cop who shot himself to death at party was intoxicated

A San Francisco rookie police officer who shot himself to death during a late-night gathering at his San Mateo apartment was legally drunk, toxicology tests show.
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Gustafson shot himself in the neck at 1:40 a.m. during a gathering of as many as 15 people, as he was showing a woman how police are taught to prevent someone from using a gun against them, authorities said.

Death by stupidity.

Sadr aides put conditions on cease-fire

Aides to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr on Thursday appeared to place conditions on his call for a six-month halt to his militia’s operations, but the Iraqi capital was noticeably calm a day after the announced stand-down.
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Sadr, who led his powerful Mahdi Army in two battles with U.S. forces in 2004, announced Wednesday that he was ordering a halt to hostile actions for six months to purge his ranks of alleged rogue elements who he said had been attacking fellow Shiites and giving his militia a bad name.

Aw shucks. The bad guys giving themselves a bad name. Why haven’t the Iraqis put this guy under lock and key, and charged him with incitement, or some such thing? He’s getting aid from Iran, who is making sure life is very difficult for the Iraqis. He should have been taken out a LONG time ago!

University of Wisconsin opens kosher kitchen in residence hall

UW-Madison is opening a kosher meat kitchen in a residence hall dining room starting this fall. Muslims who follow Islamic dietary laws, called halal, will also be accommodated.

A growing number of schools are offering kosher dining options, but few have full kosher meat kitchens, said UW-Madison housing director Paul Evans. Other schools with the service include the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University.

I have no problem with accommodating dietary laws, but I’m wondering who is going to pay?

Ohio High School Student Suspended After Tricking Rivals Into Insulting Themselves

HILLIARD, Ohio — A high school student who tricked football fans from a crosstown rival into holding up signs that together spelled out, “We Suck,” was suspended for the prank, students said.

Kyle Garchar, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in suburban Columbus, said he spent about 20 hours over three days plotting the trick, which was captured on video and posted on the video-sharing Web site YouTube. He said he was inspired by a similar prank pulled by Yale students in 2004, when Harvard fans were duped into holding up cards with the same message.

ROFLMAO And they suspended him? Sounds like it took a lot of planning. They should give him an A! No one died. No one was hurt, except maybe a few “feelings”, so what’s the big deal?

Indian tribal leaders honor Al Gore for documentary

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Tribal kings and chieftains in a remote corner of India that is one of the rainiest places on Earth chose former Vice President Al Gore for their first “global award” for bringing attention to the dangers of climate change.

More than 3,000 kings, chieftains and elders from Meghalaya, a northeastern state, decided to honor Gore after watching his Academy Award-winning documentary film, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Excuse me for not being impressed.

Justice Dept. Probing Whether Gonzales Lied

The Justice Department’s inspector general indicated yesterday that he is investigating whether departing Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales gave false or misleading testimony to Congress, including whether he lied under oath about warrantless surveillance and the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.

If those yahoos are going to do a ‘probe’ every time they THINK someone MIGHT have not been totally forthcoming, D.C. better STFU! They open their mouths, it’s proof positive someone in that town is lying!

Evening Snack (8/30)

30 August 2007, 8:00 pm. 7 Comments. Filed under General News.

Thompson to announce presidential bid next week

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson will make the long-awaited announcement of his Republican presidential bid using an Internet Web cast next Thursday, his political director said Thursday.

Thompson will then travel to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina – key states in the nominating process – before ending his launch with a homecoming event in his hometown of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., on Sept. 15, according to a statement provided in behalf of Randy Enwright, Thompson’s national political director.

It’s about bleepin’ time! :) Guess Steve Gill was off just a smidge. He said the 7th or 8th, Fred says the 6th. I can live with that.

Defused car bomb hints at Mexican guerrilla group

MEXICO CITY — Nearly 11,000 workers evacuated Mexico’s highest office tower Thursday after police acting on a tip discovered a car bomb inside the parking garage.

Officers deactivated the bomb and no one was injured. Police searched the 59-story Torre Mayor and its surroundings in the downtown financial district and gave the all-clear.

No one immediately took responsibility for the explosive device, apparently a small pipe-bomb.

Not knowing the workings of pipe bombs, would this thing have done much damage? I mean other than potential loss of life? I think Mexico has more problems than just losing a large chunk of their population. Maybe if those ‘escaping’ stuck around, there could be improvements in their own country.

Bush Administration Seeks Appeals Court Ruling Allowing Mexican Cargo Trucks in Country

The Bush administration urged a federal appeals court Thursday to let Mexican cargo trucks cross the border and freely travel anywhere in the country, arguing that to do otherwise could strain diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

The man just doesn’t get it! Why can’t he understand he’s got bigger problems right here with his relationship with his own party. Worrying about whether or not the Mexican government likes us is not real high on MY list of priorities! The safety and well being of drivers who would have to share the roads with less than prime condition trucks should worry him a whole lot more!

UK plan to track asteroid threat

UK space scientists and engineers have designed a mission to investigate a potentially hazardous asteroid.

The 300m-wide (984ft) rock, known as Apophis, will fly past Earth in April 2029 at a distance that is closer than many communications satellites.

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

US lawmakers’ plane evades fire as it ascends from Baghdad’s airport

A military cargo plane carrying three US senators and a member of the House of Representatives had to take evasive maneuvers and dispatch flares Thursday night to avoid ground fire after taking off from Baghdad’s airport.

The lawmakers said their plane, a C-130, was under fire from three rocket-propelled grenades over the course of several minutes as they left for Amman, Jordan.

How did the bad guys know? Do they just sit there and wait for planes to take off, then shoot at them?

Chibbers

30 August 2007, 7:25 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Critters.

Giant web…giant spider?

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WILLS POINT, Texas — Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park.

Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, while others won’t go anywhere near it.

Count me among those who ‘won’t go anywhere near it’!

“There are a lot of folks that don’t realize spiders do that,” said Jackman, author of “A Field Guide to the Spiders and Scorpions of Texas.”

“Until we get some samples sent to us, we really won’t know what species of spider we’re talking about,” Jackman said.

It’s a spider. It’s got eight legs. Probably hairy. Who cares what KIND it is!

Yes, I’m a girl! :)

Thinking Causes Headaches

30 August 2007, 4:16 pm. Comments Off. Filed under 1st Amendment, Opinion.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Not just the 1st Amendment, but pretty much all of the Bills of Rights. Since there has been so much flack about the interpretation of the First Amendment in recent years, I thought I’d add my two cents.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

This seems pretty straight forward to me. I guess I must be seriously confused though, since organizations like the ACLU and the like say so.

Establishing a religion, rather like the Church of England which the some of the original immigrants way back when were trying to escape, is not a good thing. Being forced to be a member a particular religion or faith, kind of like the Muslims would like to do to the entire world, is one of the reasons there were so many who braved the elements to establish a new homeland. In the next part of the clause, it flat out states that the government, or any other organization, can NOT prevent folks from praying in any manner they choose. Now, I’m sure there’s a tiny mind turning somewhere that’s screaming “but you are forcing me to exposure to YOUR religion!” Well, no, I’m not. If you choose not to participate, you are quite free not to.

Prayers before football games, during graduation, etc., we do acknowledge there is a much Higher Power at work in our lives. If you don’t believe this is true, then don’t bow your head. Honestly, civilized citizens really don’t care. We’ll pray for you, but don’t insist you pray with us.

On the other hand, do NOT try to stop us from thanking the Lord for the bountiful gifts He has bestowed on us, personally, and generally.

That little thing that a whole lot of folks that keep spouting, claiming it is ‘the separation of church and state’ clause? Does not exist ANYWHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION!

or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;

Sadly, I see one side of the ‘aisle’ doing it’s very best to try to silence the other side. Shoot, even on both sides when it comes right down to it. Take, for example the “Amnesty Bill”. Talk radio, bloggers, and many people in general inundated the phone lines in D.C. Why? Because there are people out there willing to actually INFORM the general population about what is going on with our so called ‘elected body’. I say so called because we don’t really get a choice anymore. If you aren’t obscenely wealthy, or backed by folks who are, you don’t stand a snowball’s chance, even if you would be the better choice.

If you say something I don’t like, should I be able to shut you up? Not just no, but HELL no! And visa versa. There is that shouting “fire in the crowded theater” scenario, but that’s not what I’m trying to understand here, so let’s just say that’s a given. If there is no fire, shut up!

or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Here we come an item related to ‘free speech’. Assembling peacefully shouldn’t require permits, unless of course, you plan on blocking traffic, or causing a general nuisance, although I do understand the desire of officials to have said permits, I find it rather annoying to hear of times where a permit is denied which means the citizens are being denied the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances”.

Over all, the changing of definitions certain words to create a different meaning is seriously starting to chap my hide.
So, where am I wrong?

Morning Coffee 8/30/07

30 August 2007, 6:13 am. 3 Comments. Filed under General News.

US priests getting ordained in Kenya say American church has lost its way

Two American priests were consecrated Thursday as Anglican bishops in Kenya, the latest in a string of conservative priests who are defecting to African churches in a dispute over homosexuality.

Bill Atwood of Texas and William Murdoch of Massachusetts left the Episcopal Church — the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion — because it allows the ordination of gay priests.

Can’t say as I blame them for their defection. When a church goes over to ‘the dark side’, you have to question their values.

Another flaw found in new CHP pistols

Smith & Wesson is recalling and replacing thousands of ammunition magazines it delivered with the California Highway Patrol’s new semi-automatic pistols after officers reported bullets were not properly loading into the weapons’ firing chambers.

That would definitely mess up a cop’s day!

State report: Va. Tech erred, but Cho had ‘commitment to action that day’

The statewide panel charged with investigating the mass shooting at Virginia Tech sharply criticized the university for not quickly and clearly notifying students and staff after police responded to a double homicide in a campus dorm and for failing to respond when shooter Seung Hui Cho showed signs of mental illness his junior year.

Because a person shows signs of mental illness, does that mean he/she is going to go on a shooting spree? Why didn’t this kid’s parents notice a problem? Isn’t 20/20 hindsight just grand!

Cops: Austrian Teen Killed, Ate Roommate in Homeless Shelter

An Austrian teenager has confessed to murdering a man he met in a homeless shelter and eating parts of his brain and internal organs, authorities said.

The 19-year-old, named only as Robert A, is alleged to have killed his 49-year-old roommate by crushing his skull with a 20lb iron bar, before using a butcher’s knife to remove the man’s intestines.

Ewwwwww!

Defense official: Russia cause of tensions between Israel and Syria

“At a certain time, the Russians caused the Syrians to believe that Israel was preparing for war,” Gilad said. “I think that they have stopped this. Syria is not planning on attacking Israel, and Israel is definitely not planning on attacking Syria.”

I curious what the Russians have to gain by stirring up more trouble than there already is in that region.

California teacher offended by NEA’s ‘manipulative, dishonest’ tactics

Confidential strategy directives from the National Education Association urge the union’s field representatives involved in the collective bargaining process to “attack the chief school administrator” and “mislead” their own members.

And someone just now noticed? They’ve been doing this for years and destroying what use to be an excellent educational system! Those who honestly want to teach should make every effort to put an end to NEA and any other teacher’s union who has been running the system into the ground.

Teamsters aim to block plan giving Mexican trucks more U.S. access

The Teamsters Union said Wednesday it will ask a federal appeals court to block the Bush administration’s plan to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States.

The union said it has been told by officials in the Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks will be coming across the border Saturday.

Here’s a first! I’m in COMPLETE AGREEMENT WITH THE UNION! The safety standards of Mexico are not exactly up to par, and whoever thought this was a good idea needs a serious ‘talking to’.

NYC baby born with 12 fingers, 12 toes

Jeshuah Fuller’s parents expected him to be born with extra fingers. The extra toes, though, were a surprise.

Jeshuah, healthy and weighing 7 pounds, was born in Brooklyn on Tuesday with 12 fingers and 12 toes. His rare condition, called polydactylism, is usually genetic.

I’ve always thought women should have an extra set of arms, but would extra fingers and toes be useful? At least he’s healthy! That’s what is really important.

Legal immigrants feel suspicion’s sting, too

The last time Freddy Valcarcel crossed the border, the guard on the U.S. side of the line squinted suspiciously at his passport.

“You don’t look American,” he told him.

As it happened, the border in question was with Canada, and the Valcarcel family was heading back to Middle Tennessee from vacation.

Unfortunately, allowing so many illegals to run rampant is taking it’s toll on those who are very legal! I guess the advocates for the illegals never thought about the problems they are causing for those who have done everything by ‘the book’, or were actually born here, with all the rights and privileges of a citizen.

Study: 1 in 8 Ground Zero workers had post-traumatic stress

One in eight recovery and rescue workers who helped with the months-long cleanup at the World Trade Center showed signs of post-traumatic stress disorder three years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a study has found.

This should come as no surprise to anyone. Well, except maybe John Edwards. The horror those workers went through, the emotional strain, would leave a scar on anyone’s soul.

Radical Hormonal Libs

30 August 2007, 5:09 am. 3 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Liberal Women Struggle to Find Broad Appeal

It was no surprise last week when GreenStone Media announced the end of its all women, all whining, all the time radio network. In the year since its inception, GreenStone only had 11 stations that carried its programming. The mainstream media was positively orgasmic when GreenStone launched in late 2006. The network was backed by investors like Gloria Steinem, Rosie O’Donnell, Billie Jean King and Jane Fonda who all ponied up $3.1 million. Carrie Lukas of Independent Women’s Forum wrote, “To thunderous acclaim from the liberal intelligentsia, a team of feminist icons — including Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda — last year launched a women-run radio network. The mainstream media dutifully parroted press releases describing the launch as a ‘breakthrough’ for women in the male-dominated world of talk radio.”

It must have come as quite a shock to these female types to learn that not all women agree with them. I don’t suppose it has ever occurred to the feminazis that NOT ALL WOMEN ARE FEMINISTS! We don’t want to be men. We don’t want to be treated like men either. We are perfectly happy being who we are, and no amount of pounding the desk in fained outrage is going to change that little fact.

Meanwhile, achievements by conservative women in talk radio were completely ignored in the hype over GreenStone. It’s disingenuous to say that women haven’t succeeded in this “men’s market.” In addition to their radio programs, hosts including Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Monica Crowley, Laura Ingraham, Melanie Morgan, Martha Zoller and Tammy Bruce have also found success as authors and TV pundits. Yet, GreenStone CEO and former Federal Communications Commissioner Susan Hess insisted that there was “a huge hole in the market.” After GreenStone sunk, the question isn’t why do women fail in talk radio, but why do liberals continue to fail in talk radio?

I guess the problem is that these are not card carrying members of the female testosterone club. AND they have actually achieved some degree of equality amongst their male peers. IMHO, women are making great strides, if they choose to venture into the work place, grow a set and be the boss. On the other hand, many women also CHOOSE to be mothers, homemakers and wives. The radical feminist doesn’t seem to understand that there are many, MANY women who do not see the world through the haze of burned bras. Perhaps if GreenStone had addressed the issues that the majority of women face ever day, then they might have had a chance.

In a recent poll commissioned by the Susan B. Anthony List and the polling company ™ only 40% of women said they could conceivably vote for Hillary Clinton. Lest the media characterize the remainder as victims of the patriarchy, an additional 46% said they would vote for a woman (just not that woman) in 2008 or in a future presidential election. Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, said, “Considering how miserably Clinton does among male voters, she should be concerned that the ‘sisterhood’ is not rallying to her side either.”

The constant underestimating of women’s intelligence by the left, and the main stream media (yes, I know, it’s the same thing) is one of the major reasons that such ventures fail. Hillary Clinton may be female, genetically, but she is no lady, with too much baggage from a long life in the public eye. Contrary to what many believe, we do remember. Honestly, at this point in time, I can’t think of any woman I’d like to see in the White House, although, that’s not to say that one won’t come along in the future who shares my values of life, low taxes, families, and personal responsibility, just to name a few.

Absent of substance and an agenda that appeals to all kinds of Americans, the Left consistently appeals to one’s race or gender for cheap and easy votes and listeners. It didn’t work for GreenStone Media and it’s not working for Hillary Clinton. As Myrna Blyth wrote in Spin Sisters, “Remember, more women listen to [Dr. Laura] each night than have seen all of the performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues everywhere in the world.” Now that’s broad appeal.

And until they get the message, those broads have NO appeal for this ol’ broad!

Pieces

29 August 2007, 7:52 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Religion of Pieces.

As Rioting Erupts in Indian City of Agra, Foreign Tourists Advised to Avoid Taj Mahal

Indian authorities have imposed a curfew in the northern city of Agra after one person was killed and several others injured in violent clashes triggered by a road accident. As Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi, police have closed the famous Taj Mahal monument to tourists.

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The violence in Agra – home to the world famous Taj Mahal – erupted after four Muslim men were hit by a truck and killed before dawn Wednesday.

The victims were returning home from a religious festival in which Muslims visit graveyards and pray for the dead.

This is how Muslims react after an accident? Peaceful folks. (sarcasm)  I see them the same way I saw the rioters after the Rodney King verdict…..any excuse to destroy!