Where were you?

When I am old and gray, and walking around with a cane, taking my Metamucil and sitting on the porch, listening to my Tony Bennett albums and longing for the good ol' days, which, for me, will be any minute now, they will still be asking me the same question: "Where were you when you heard the news?"

When they ask this, and they will, they certainly will not be talking about the horrors of 9/11. Or the capture of Saddam Hussein. Or the Challenger explosion. Or the O.J. Simpson verdict. Or tonight's American Idol finale. Or the election results from a hotly contested national race. No, they will undoubtedly be talking about Barbaro. Barbarella? Barbarino? Barbie? No, Barbaro...the horse. And I will whack them on the shins with my cane.

This past weekend, a horse named Barbaro suffered several bad leg fractures during the Preakness Stakes, one of the *ahem* legs of the Triple Crown. Now, I feel horrible about the horse. Really, I do. However, since the incident, everything from the local TV and news stations, to the cable news outlets and USA Today have been covering everything this horse goes through. Wall-to-wall coverage!

I would suggest if this had happened to Carl Lewis or Jesse Owens during an Olympic heat there wouldn't be this much press coverage! I'm not making this a racial thing, by any means, but a complaint from my very soul! I love animals, but I don't think the people in the media value ANY human life to the degree they seem to this horse. I can imagine if Barbaro "doesn't make it", i.e., his legs cannot heal properly, they'll practically hold a State funeral for him when they EUTHANIZE him and send him off to the glue factory! I can see it now...the Hollywood left will show up and begin weeping openly for the cameras. The President, who has far better things to do, will actually have to make an official statement. Why, this horse, one of God's most beautiful creations, will probably get better press in death than did Pope John Paul II! Any minute now, someone will have the movie rights. Hey, maybe they can get Tobey Maguire to play the jockey, like he did in Seabiscuit. That'll be exciting.

Listen, for what it's worth, I was watching the local news near the track at the time, and they had a CORRESPONDENT on the scene at the hospital for "any late-breaking news on his condition". So stop asking, already!


Wisdom from Jon Stewart?

"The Oscars is really I guess the one night of the year when you can see all your favorite stars without having to donate any money to the Democratic Party. And it's exciting for the stars as well because it's the first time many of you have ever voted for a winner." -Jon Stewart during the Oscars


A Shocking Fact!

More than 100 innocent people worldwide have died of the human strain of the avian flu, and Sherrod Brown, regardless of his skin color, has done nothing to stop it.

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The Danish Muhammad Cartoons

The following is a link to Michelle Malkin's site, where the "infamous" cartoons are being archived, for prosperity's sake. Feel free to enjoy them at your leisure.

The Jyllands-Posten cartoons

However, Akron's Own Chip Bok has made some classics too...

Chip Bok Cartoons 1

Chip Bok Cartoons 2

Chip Bok Cartoons 3

Chip Bok Cartoons 4


Senator Harry Reid is the plantation owner!

If you think the Republicans are running the "plantation" Hillary Clinton spoke of, think again...

Page Six
The New York Post
By Richard Johnson

February 4, 2006 -- THE fight for aisle seats (to assure TV face-time) before President Bush's State of the Union address the other night was more exciting than the speech. Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and Cynthia McKinney (D.-Ga.) got to the floor of the Capitol early and staked out seats reserved for Democratic senators. "Since none of these Democrats over there [in the Senate] filibustered Alito, why can't we have these seats?" Jackson argued. "That makes sense to me," McKinney replied, according to Roll Call columnist Mary Ann Akers. "Jackson went back to his office, leaving McKinney to protect the seats until showtime," the D.C. weekly reports. "Three hours after Jackson got back to his office, though, his cellphone rang." It was a "frantic" McKinney saying that sergeant-at-arms staffers were kicking her out of the seats. Jackson rushed to the floor and argued for "a few tense moments," but Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) prevailed. Jackson told Roll Call he needed his face on TV....

Gee, sounds to me like Dingy Harry is the head man at the plantation to me.
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Eyes bugging, tongues wagging, horns sounding

We live in a world where people are less offended by innocent people being killed in cold blood for something they had no part in, than a goofy editorial cartoon that a Danish newspaper that until now no-one outside of Denmark had ever heard of printed months ago, depicting something that more often than not is accepted as the truth almost anywhere in this wide world. I will only elaborate to say this: if you look at the front page of the Canton Repository from Canton, Ohio on February 6th, 2006, you'll see a small photo of the "demonstrators". One of them hates America, Denmark, and this cartoon sooooo much that he's wearing his Roush Racing jacket. That's right, folks, this guy is a Greg Biffle fan. Now what does that say to you?

With truth, justice, and the Tony Stewart way,


Socialists are creeeeepy!

It is really quite exhilarating- That feeling you get when a complete psycho, who has a table full of socialist and communist propoganda set up in a public library in the United States, comes up to you, a patriotic American, and commences lecturing you on how filing your taxes is a horrid thing to do, and how you are a so-and-so and a such-and-such for doing so.

It is wonderfully heartwarming when he exclaims that this country is terribly oppressive, and that there is no freedom, and that is why he has refused to pay his taxes since 1978, and you should too.

It is thrilling, when you can look at him, your red, white and blue blood boiling in your veins, and can actually smile at this vermin, knowing that you are doing the right thing. I say this for one main reason: It is at that moment that you realize just how unoppressive and free this country truly is. Here is a "pinko meathead" as Archie Bunker would call him, standing in a public place, a library where men, women, and children alike are reading what they choose, no less. People are utilizing the internet for learning, thinking and growing, as opposed to doing the things this man would surely do on the internet if he had the chance. Here he is shouting, at the top of his lungs, hatred toward our beloved country, while his Marxist leaflets are blowing gently in the air-conditioning. And yet, this country is so unoppressive, so free, that this lowlife isn't shot on sight for words that in many countries would be his death warrant.

God bless America!


Attacks on Alito

Senator Ted Kennedy wants to lead the charge on a filibuster, while John Kerry, who is in another country, launches long distance barbs at future Supreme Court Justice Alito. How mature. Needless to say, the Republicans that were involved in the confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and David Sutter didn't pull this kind of nonsense. We were all aware that those two Clinton appointees were all for abortion, but we did nothing like this. And yet, Kennedy and Kerry pose for holy pictures, as if they're only truly worried about "civil liberties". Over 80% of the country opposes the "civil liberties" they really mean. What's more, Alito has said that rather than legislate from the bench like others have done, he would judge cases that came before him based on the facts and the arguments, and not his own personal opinions. But that's not good enough. Hillary Clinton herself has shared a desire to join in on this filibuster, but don't forget that she'd like your vote for President in '08, considering how incredibly sensible and conservative she really is. These three yahoos would love to have you believe that they are better for America, but clearly they are only out to push their own unpopular liberal agendas. Keep that in mind when you hear these unwarranted attacks on Alito.