Saturday, December 24, 2005

Thought crimes will be punished!

Ho Ho Ho...

POLICE questioned a retired couple for 80 minutes about their “homophobic” views after they asked their local council if they could display their Christian literature next to gay rights leaflets, it was reported last night.

Joe and Helen Roberts said that police officers warned them that their actions “were close to a hate crime” after they complained to Wyre Borough Council about its gay rights policies.

The couple claimed that the police told them they were “walking on eggshells”.


A council spokesman said the couple had “displayed potentially homophobic attitudes”.

He added: “The council referred this matter to the police for further investigation with the intention of challenging attitudes and educating and raising awareness of the implications of homophobic behaviour.”

Just like the old Soviet Union. Britian's not getting there.

They're already there.

UPDATE: However, one alleged thought crime in the U.S. has turned out to be a hoax.

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Group sex is OK, but not....

Interesting little item from our neighbors to the north:
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Group sex between consenting adults is neither prostitution nor a threat to society, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Wednesday, dismissing arguments that the sometimes raucous activities of so-called "swingers" clubs were dangerous.
That may be, but they probably still can't have a smoke afterwards. Also, this story points out that the age of sexual consent in Canada is 14.

14? Who do they think they are? Mississippi?

About those "illegal" searches...

Just a reminder...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8--Justice Department lawyers say that the President still has the "inherent authority" to order searches without warrants to collect foreign intelligence within the United States, despite the criminal conviction this week of two former officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who said they had approved such searches in 1972 and 1973.
An executive order issued by President Carter in January 1978 established the standard that governs the use of searches for intelligence purposes today. Such searches, it said, ‘’shall not be undertaken against a United States person without a judicial warrant, unless the President has authorized the type of activity involved and the Attorney General has both approved the particular activity and determined that there is probable cause to believe that the United States person is an agent of a foreign power.'’
That's from Nov 9, 1980. pg. 35 of the New York Times.

Next "scandal" please....and here's much more from Power Line.

Now this is just cruel...

This ..."person" needs coal in their stocking this year... and lots of it.

Theresa Farrisi stood in for Schaeffer'’s regular music teacher one day last week. One of her assignments was to read Clement C. Moore's famous poem, "Visit from Saint Nicholas"” to a first-grade class at Lickdale Elementary School.

"“The poem has great literary value, but it goes against my conscience to teach something which I know to be false to children, who are impressionable,"” said Farrisi, 43, of Myerstown. "“It's a story. I taught it as a story. There'’s no real person called Santa Claus living at the North Pole."”

Farrisi doesn'’t believe in Santa Claus, and she doesn'’t think anyone else should, either. She made her feelings clear to the classroom full of 6- and 7-year-olds, some of whom went home crying.

Schaeffer got off the school bus later that day, dragging her backpack in the mud, tears in her angry little eyes.

"“She yelled at me, '‘Why did you lie?'"” recalled Jamey'’s mother, Elizabeth. "'‘Why didn'’t you tell me Santa Claus died?'"

Sounds like a variation of this.

How can this be???

But...but, the MSM said that Saddam didn't have these things.... How can this be?
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A court convicted a Dutch chemicals merchant of war crimes Friday, sentencing him to 15 years in prison for selling Saddam Hussein's regime the materials used in lethal gas attacks on Kurdish villages in the 1980s.
And while we're on the topic, take a look at this.
The White House should pump up the volume and showcase these papers. Even now, proof that Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and sponsored terrorist butchers, including Osama bin Laden, will demonstrate the necessity of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

And while we're on the subject of bias...

Brittney over at Nashville is Talking makes it no secret that she is a lefty. However, Bill Hobbs jumps in and asks a good question: "Does a salaried blogger working for a news organization have an obligation to at least try to appear fair?"

Interesting debate.

Another brick in the wall

This one has been running on AP this week and it shows the arrogance of our southern neighbor and its people:
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government, angered by a U.S. proposal to extend a wall along the border to keep out migrants, pledged Tuesday to block the plan and organize an international campaign against it.
Really? And how are you going to do that?

Fernando Robledo, 42, of the western state of Zacatecas, says the proposals could stem migration and disrupt families by breaking cross-border ties.
Gee, Fernando....that's the whole point.
"It isn't just a feeling of rejection. It's against what we see as part of our life, our culture, our territory."
Your what?

By the way, this is how Mexico deals with illegal "migrants" on its southern border.

Stop the spam

While taking a long break from blogging, I've noticed that spam is now finding its way into the comments of many sites, including this one. In fact, one of my posts from last year that brought this blog some attention is filled with it. Does anyone have a recommendation of how to deal with this crap?

UPDATE: Never mind, I figured it out. That's what I get for being away from blogging so long...

Would you like some cheese with your whine?

Some journalists in the MSM let their pet peeves and biases appear in their copy, but this one from ABC really getting into the territory of pathetic belly-aching:
After a four-day overseas trip that took him to four countries in the Middle East, Vice President Dick Cheney really wanted to get his iPod charged for that long return flight to Washington. Since it is his plane, the vice president's iPod took priority and was plugged into one of the only working power outlets on Air Force Two, frustrating reporters who were trying to file stories.
Having been on the road on several occasions covering various things, I can tell you, the very first thing you do before you leave is make sure you have charged batteries for emergencies!

Oh, and make sure you do your charging overnight in the hotel room, instead of waiting until you are in a place with limited power availability.

So, instead of filing whatever story they were going to submit in the first place, they file this whining screed instead...Cheney returns from the Middle East and all we hear from the MSM is about the tunes on the VP's iPod.

Oh, and their whining... We get that too.

New Year's Resolution

Fire up the blog after a year.....

Hi guys!