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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Octomom (PETA versus Porn) to save her home

Apparently Nadya Suleman, the woman who recently gave birth to eight babies from one pregnancy, in addition to six children she already had, all from a variety of fathers (which makes for a total number of fourteen children, and I have no idea the names, genders or birthdays), was having trouble making the payments necessary to pay for her home. Most families with large amounts of births have sympathetic people provide gifts. Few enough feel for Miss Suleman to the point where she has trouble keep a roof over all 15 heads.

She has accepted an offer from PETA (the people who regularly confuse people and farm animals, as well as confusing Jews and chickens) to place advertising in her front lawn in exchange for revenue necessary to save her home.

LOS ANGELES – Just because Nadya Suleman's an octomom doesn't mean she wants your dog or cat to become one, too.

Her lawyer said Wednesday that Suleman, who is fighting to keep her house from foreclosure, has agreed to allow People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals to put a sign in her front yard proclaiming, "Don't Let Your Dog or Cat Become an Octomom. Always Spay or Neuter."

Peta says it offered Suleman $5,000 and a month's supply of veggie burgers and hot dogs in exchange for placing the sign in front of her house in La Habra.

Suleman's lawyer, Jeff Czech, said his client has accepted the offer. Meanwhile, Czech said, he is negotiating to refinance a $450,000 balloon payment on her home that was due two weeks ago.

What is funny about this is that I presumed Nadya Suleman would have solved her problem by signing a deal to make a pornographic film.Each is a deal with a devil, but the one involving nudity pays significantly more.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

U.S. MisRepresentative Mark Schauer gets death non-threat

Since Schauer is pronounced "shower" I am eternally tempted to type his name as "Cold Schauer" but I'll leave that alone for now.

The mainstream media is running on a theme, or meme, that as a result of the passage of the recent health care health insurance industrial takeover bill there have been a rise in anti-government hostility, outright malevolence towards politicians that attitudes of "anger" and rage in the Tea Party movement have culminated in heretofore-never-before-occurred threats of violence against federal legislators and their loved ones.

In other words, the media and the Democrats claim that because they passed President Obama's "healthcare" bill, people are threatening Democrat Congressmen and Senators. The claim made alongside it was that the Tea Party folk are normally steeped with rage and anger and violence and that the protest language is typically wrapped in words implying violence and that the violent language has now become overt, the anger become manifest. The direct implication of each of these recurring messages is that such public figures have rarely or never received threats of violence from immoral or insane people.

That unspoken argument is just bullplop. With limited exposure as a public figure only a small number of times has come a small number of threats of harm to my well-being. These are small numbers because I am not famous. These fools (and cowards) only make such threats as I come to his or her singular attention and likely the short attention spans prevent ongoing plots against lowly bloggers. I am not genuinely a public figure (yet).

Mark Schauer reported a death threat, yet the increased reports of death threats should not be misconstrued as an increase in threats, as much as it is misrepresented as such. He claims to receiving a plurality of these things and has released one to the public that might not be death threat (but could be a death threat or simply taken as a threat):
Schauer’s office put out a statement today saying a caller from outside his Michigan district left a message saying, “I hope you die a slow death at a very young age.”
Bob Bepristis left the message as well as a phone number. You can download the message and listen for yourself. He claims that he mis-phrased it but that taken literally it is not a death threat but simply ill-will, a wish for horrible natural death for the Congressman.
Bob Bepristis admitted to leaving the message because he was upset over Schauer's vote Sunday supporting health care reform... "I hope you die a slow death at a very young age with $5-an-hour health workers ... that take your medicine and instead of giving it to you, they sell it out on the open street for whatever they can get," Bepristis said. "You are the bottom of the barrel of the United States."

Bepristis said he meant to say he hoped Schauer died a slow, natural death and that the message was not meant as a threat.

"I was being a smart ass," he said. "It was really wrong of me, I'll be honest, but the guy wouldn't take my calls for three weeks before the vote. That's why I did what I did. I probably shouldn't have done it."

I am willing to take Mr. Bepristis at face value. The statists then use statements such as these to score political points. (The legislators, Democrats and Republicans, are both actually being threatened by these nonpartisan morons).

"It's unfortunate that the level of discourse in this country has deteriorated to the point where members of Congress, their families and staff have received threats of violence over a vote that will ultimately help fix our broken health care system," Schauer, D-Bedford Township, said in a written statement.
Truth be told the "level of discourse"has never been very high. When you paint decent folk with honest concerns about government programs with the same brush as would-be murderers and attention-seeking fearmonger jerks you do not belong on a soapbox. You speak from the Pit. The legislator wants pity as if what comes to his office is so isolated that he is a victim. The sort of person that sends these messages are anomalies within our society, belong to no mainstream movement with sincerity, and possess a disrespect for life that is not contained within real political boundaries. They use current events, topicality, as an excuse to lash out.

It is perverse that the people who are anomalies within our society, those that send out these hollow statements simply because they desire attention, along with genuinely homicidal people, are being falsely shown as true representatives of a growing movement of American society, people concerned with maintaining or increasing economic liberty.

U.S. MisRepresentative Mark Schauer gets death non-threat

Since Schauer is pronounced "shower" I am eternally tempted to type his name as "Cold Schauer" but I'll leave that alone for now.

The mainstream media is running on a theme, or meme, that as a result of the passage of the recent health care health insurance industrial takeover bill there have been a rise in anti-government hostility, outright malevolence towards politicians that attitudes of "anger" and rage in the Tea Party movement have culminated in heretofore-never-before-occurred threats of violence against federal legislators and their loved ones.

In other words, the media and the Democrats claim that because they passed President Obama's "healthcare" bill, people are threatening Democrat Congressmen and Senators. The claim made alongside it was that the Tea Party folk are normally steeped with rage and anger and violence and that the protest language is typically wrapped in words implying violence and that the violent language has now become overt, the anger become manifest. The direct implication of each of these recurring messages is that such public figures have rarely or never received threats of violence from immoral or insane people.

That unspoken argument is just bullplop. With limited exposure as a public figure only a small number of times has come a small number of threats of harm to my well-being. These are small numbers because I am not famous. These fools (and cowards) only make such threats as I come to his or her singular attention and likely the short attention spans prevent ongoing plots against lowly bloggers. I am not genuinely a public figure (yet).

Mark Schauer reported a death threat, yet the increased reports of death threats should not be misconstrued as an increase in threats, as much as it is misrepresented as such. He claims to receiving a plurality of these things and has released one to the public that might not be death threat (but could be a death threat or simply taken as a threat):
Schauer’s office put out a statement today saying a caller from outside his Michigan district left a message saying, “I hope you die a slow death at a very young age.”
Bob Bepristis left the message as well as a phone number. You can download the message and listen for yourself. He claims that he mis-phrased it but that taken literally it is not a death threat but simply ill-will, a wish for horrible natural death for the Congressman.
Bob Bepristis admitted to leaving the message because he was upset over Schauer's vote Sunday supporting health care reform... "I hope you die a slow death at a very young age with $5-an-hour health workers ... that take your medicine and instead of giving it to you, they sell it out on the open street for whatever they can get," Bepristis said. "You are the bottom of the barrel of the United States."

Bepristis said he meant to say he hoped Schauer died a slow, natural death and that the message was not meant as a threat.

"I was being a smart ass," he said. "It was really wrong of me, I'll be honest, but the guy wouldn't take my calls for three weeks before the vote. That's why I did what I did. I probably shouldn't have done it."

I am willing to take Mr. Bepristis at face value. The statists then use statements such as these to score political points. (The legislators, Democrats and Republicans, are both actually being threatened by these nonpartisan morons).

"It's unfortunate that the level of discourse in this country has deteriorated to the point where members of Congress, their families and staff have received threats of violence over a vote that will ultimately help fix our broken health care system," Schauer, D-Bedford Township, said in a written statement.
Truth be told the "level of discourse"has never been very high. When you paint decent folk with honest concerns about government programs with the same brush as would-be murderers and attention-seeking fearmonger jerks you do not belong on a soapbox. You speak from the Pit. The legislator wants pity as if what comes to his office is so isolated that he is a victim. The sort of person that sends these messages are anomalies within our society, belong to no mainstream movement with sincerity, and possess a disrespect for life that is not contained within real political boundaries. They use current events, topicality, as an excuse to lash out.

It is perverse that the people who are anomalies within our society, those that send out these hollow statements simply because they desire attention, along with genuinely homicidal people, are being falsely shown as true representatives of a growing movement of American society, people concerned with maintaining or increasing economic liberty.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Emilie de Ravin as Claire Littleton

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Claire Littleton is the name of the Australian character that was pregnant in the first season of Lost.

I would supply more details, such as the irony that in the series' beginning she was imminently kidnappable but she transformed as the series continued into someone much more self-sufficient, in a way. However I am starting to see the series as a sort of novel, from beginning to end, even if the novel was written as it goes along. So people who start to watch the show with the first season that will end up watching the program to the very end well after the program may cease production, need not blame me for spoilers. Yet.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

the President signs an abortion bill?

Let's leave aside that Bart Stupak and Ben Nelson have betrayed their purported principles against abortion and for Life itself, young innocent lives themselves, long before they decided to reveal what their votes actually were, during this long time they hid their true loyalties.... I'll just link to the Heritage Foundation's proof of abortion fundamentals in H.R. 3590. So essentially the United States Federal Government will funnel the earnings of its citizens towards abortion groups and abortion procedures and abortion support.

The President will make you pay for an innocent lifeform, a child in fetal form, being torn, smashed, suctioned loose from its life-protecting womb. The average American taxpayer is paying for it, so who is responsible for that?

Am I jumping to conclusions? Am I exaggerating? Is Heritage? Planned Parenthood sees this entire enterprise as a victory and they would not if the bill did not apply to their own blood business.

Whatever would hold this abortion stuff off for the satisfaction of Bart Stupak is an Executive Order which is a sort of "artificial law", a tent where a concrete bunker is needed. Bills signed into law are bunkers, taking serious and dedicated demolition to tear down. Executive orders are temporary shelters constructed of sticks, tarpaulin, and rope, twine. They are temporary and designed to be revoked by a subsequent Executive Order by any President of the United States.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Monday, March 15, 2010

ZVUE Spirit 1 GB mp3 Player

I am the happy owner of a ZVUE Spirit 1 GB MP3 Player, ever since a fortunate Christmas and a thoughtful... sister, I believe. She is (usually) the one that indulges my Patriotic bent with politically neutral do-dads and fun stuff.

For the heck of it I googled the Zvue Spirit, probably with a mind towards seeing what was up with the licensed songs on the Player. I found a few reviews. Some were mocking and tongue-in-cheek, which were the most dumbassed because that misled people into thinking the player really carried Duran Duran songs while in the tin.

The item in question really does come in a beautiful tin, is already loaded with 15 songs I did not already (legally) possess, and despite what many reviewers may state, mine came with an AC adapter that plugs into the USB cable and thus will charge my little system. I care not about its price; all I know is my sentimental attachment to this right-size little animal.

I am dead but I live!

Galatians 2:20 (New International Version)

20I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hilary Swank versus Vanessa Hudgens

The Oscars were awarded the night of March 7th, 2010 (as if I care) and for her part Hilary Swank dressed to emphasize certain parts of her anatomy. I do not blame her.

Likely it is also partially intended to de-emphasize something else.
Hilary Swank was determined to make sure all eyes were on her as she turned out for the Vanity Fair after party at the Sunset Tower hotel.

She arrived in a daring Armani Prive dress that plunged almost to her navel and scooped incredibly low at the back.

Hilary Swank

Taking the plunge: Hilary Swank wore an incredibly low-cut dress to the Vanity Fair Oscars party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles last night

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Very daring: The Million Dollar Baby star's Armani Prive design also cut away at the back

Her modesty was saved only by a a piece of sheer mesh which kept the bold neckline from gaping wide open.


The 35-year-old teamed the dress with a Charleston diamond pendant, a clutch by Roger Vivier, and platform heels by Jimmy Choo.

The actress, who won her own Academy Awards for both Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby, skipped the ceremony, and given the largely conservative attire worn on the red carpet this year, it's probably just as well.

Hilary Swank

Just focus on her eyes: Mad Men star Jon Hamm seemed unsure of where to look

She was challenged in the Most Daring Ouftit stakes only by Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, 21, who wore a similarly bold design.

Hilary was in the best of company at the party, which is one of the hottest tickets in town.

She chatted Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper in Mad Men, once inside. The actor, who arrived with his long term love Jennifer Westfeldt, seemed unsure of where to look as Hilary's clevage threatened to spill out of her dress as she leaned over the table for a drink.

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Runner up: High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens's outfit was also decidedly revealing

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1256294/Oscars-2010-Hilary-Swank-wears-revealing-dress-Vanity-Fair-party.html

Honestly I have never been a fan of either Miss Hudgens or Miss Swank.

There is a point to this exhibition, both on Miss Swank's part and on mine.