Sheehan protest group disrupts Rove reception

Sunday, August 20, 2006 at 12:22 am | Posted in Cindy Sheehan | 1 Comment

Yes, that loveable lady is back at it, according to MSNBC (again):

AUSTIN, Texas – Chanting “Try Rove for treason,” Cindy Sheehan and more than 50 other war protesters disrupted a reception before President Bush’s top adviser Karl Rove spoke at a fundraiser Saturday.

She just doesn’t quit!  You have to admire (or, if you’re on the right, despise) her determination.  The story goes on:

“I want him arrested. He planned the war that killed my son,” Sheehan told officers guarding the door. Sheehan’s oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004.

I think she’s delusional.  Sadly, none of the architects of the Iraq war will ever be put to task or be faced to admit their responsibility for leading the United States into a bloody mess that has lasted 1,250 days.  In any event:

Those at the reception sipped their drinks and largely ignored the protesters before they started chanting. One man looked at the group and said, “Go Bush!”

Earlier Saturday, the group of more than 70 gathered at the hotel entrance, carrying a large banner that read, “Rove: Guilty of crimes against humanity.” Ann Wright, a former U.S. diplomat who resigned in 2003 in protest over the war, yelled through a bullhorn, “Karl Rove, you are a criminal!”


First day of college!

Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 1:27 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Well today I embarked on the next path of my education, with a huge amount of financial assistance from my mom and dad.  So far things have been great.  I’ve moved into my dorm, and set everything up how I want it.  My roommate, Kraig, is great.  We’ve been getting along great so far.

Earlier tonight at 10, the freshmen dormies were treated to a showing of The Benchwarmers.  This was my second time seeing it, and I enjoyed the movie.

Right now it’s 1:12 in the morning, and Kraig is fast asleep, as are many of the people in the neighboring dorms.  The only sound that I’m hearing right now is the drone of the air conditoner.

I’m tired, so I’ll write more later.  Perhaps pictures too.

Anti-suicide bomber PSA airs in Iraq

Friday, August 18, 2006 at 1:54 am | Posted in Iraq | Leave a comment

In an attempt to discourage suicide attacks in Iraq, a one minute public service announcement has begun airing.  Los Angeles-based TV commercial production company 900 Frames, and Lebanon movie studio EFX Films created the 60 second spot.  Newsweek has more.  This is the PSA:

Wait, I’m confused.  Was that a teaser for a new Matrix movie?  I applaud what lenghts the makers of this amazing public service announcement went through to ensure realism, because I’m sure whenever a bomb rips people to shreds in Baghdad, the victims experience bullet time.

Two Fox News journalists kidnapped in Gaza City

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 2:25 am | Posted in Left Wing Idiots, News | Leave a comment

Quoting the Reuters article:

GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign journalists working for the Fox News television channel in Gaza on Monday, a witness said.

The witness, a Palestinian who worked with the two journalists, said one of them, a producer, was an American, and the other, whose nationality he did not know, was a cameraman.

The Fox News bureau in Jerusalem said it was checking the report.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction.

Say what you will about Fox News, but I hope the journalists end up safe.

Many on the left hate the Fox News Channel with a passion, and always have rather nasty things to say whenever something bad happens to the network or one of its employees.  Such an example of these comments can be found on this thread over at The Huffington Post.  Below are some of the typical, and sometimes vulgar, thoughts you can expect:

Please tell me it’s O’Reilly, Hannity, Doocy, Kilmeade…oh wait, that’s more than two.

By: VietVet on August 14, 2006 at 02:43pm

Once they realize what a**holes they are, they’ll release them to any place they want to go

By: Beano on August 14, 2006 at 02:55pm


By: randeepapush on August 14, 2006 at 03:02pm

I would be upset if these FAKE Faux News Journalists were REAL Americans!

By: chronic on August 14, 2006 at 03:09pm

Fox has Journalists, Worth taking hostage? Who would have guessed.Well, like minds do attract.
Hope they have fun chopping each others heads off.(GROBR)
Good riddence of bad rubbish

By: R2D2 on August 14, 2006 at 03:17pm

Behead the bastards. Party time.

By: satanlefttheusa on August 14, 2006 at 03:20pm

The list goes on.  To be fair, however, there are a few people who distance themselves from the hate speech:

I REALLY want to say something very nasty here, but it wouldn’t be the right thing to do.

By: reademandweep on August 14, 2006 at 02:47pm

too bad, as much as I hate fox, I don’t like to see anyone missing from they’re families…

By: jefe on August 14, 2006 at 03:03pm

Yeah, those are the only two comments I could find.  The rest of the thread just descends into a flame war after page 3.

Mideast ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah goes into effect

Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 11:17 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment

Picture from Washington Post.  A man in a southern suburb of Beirut shouts for help from a building struck by an Israeli missile attack minutes after the cabinet endorsed a cease-fire.

The ceasefire ends 33 days of fighting that has killed about 900 people.  MSNBC, CNN, and BBC News have more information.

I’m not sure how long the ceasefire will last, but hopefully it will be long enough the help the war torn civilians in Israel and Lebanon.

President of Iran launches blog

Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 9:03 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad started a new blog today.  In his first entry, Ahmadinejad writes about his life and criticizes the United States.

The first massive paragraph reads:

During the era that nobility was a prestige and living in a city was perfection, I was born in a poor family in a remote village of Garmsar-approximately 90 kilometer east of Tehran. I was born fifteen years after Iran was invaded by foreign forces- in August of 1940- and the time that another puppet, named mohammad Reza – the son of Reza Mirpange- was set as a monarch in Iran. Since the extinct shah -Mohammad Reza- was supposed to take and enter Iran into western civilization slavishly, so many schemes were implemented that Iran becomes another market for the western ceremonial goods without any progress in the scientific field. Our Islamic culture would not allow such an infestation, and this was an impediment in front of shah and his foreign masters’ way. Thus, they decided to make this noble and tenacious culture weak gradually that Iran be attached strongly to the west as far as its economy, politics, and culture was concern. After the implementation of this policy and the unreal and outward of upswing, the villagers began to rush to the cities. Upon the enforcement of the land reform, the status of the villages became worst than the past and villagers for earning some breadcrumbs, they were deceived by the dazzling look and the misleading features of the cities and became suburban and lived in ghettos.

You take a look at Ahmadinejad’s blog here, just click on the little American flag icon in the upper right hand corner.  The blog also has a poll which asks, “Do you think that the US and Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another word war?”

Lastly, there’s a form where people can send their questions to Ahmadinejad.  My question would be: President Ahmadinejad, why are you such a anti-semitic douchebag?

EDIT: There have been people wondering if the blog is a hoax or not.  I don’t know either, but for now I’ll consider it real.

Yet more Sheehan news!

Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 5:21 pm | Posted in Cindy Sheehan, News | Leave a comment

I should just make a full Cindy Sheehan catagory.  As reported by MSNBC, the anti-war protester says she’ll keep fighting:

Peace mom Cindy Sheehan spent the night in a hospital for a gynecological procedure and treatment of dehydration but said Saturday that wouldn’t stop her protest against the Iraq war on land she bought near President Bush’s Crawford ranch.  Sheehan was listed in stable condition at Providence Health Center in Waco, about 20 miles east of Crawford.

First time I’ve heard Ms. Sheehan described as a “peace mom”.  In any case, I hope she gets well soon.  I would also advise Sheehan not to fast in hot weather anymore.

Yaris vs Yaris

Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 5:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I don’t know about you guys, but I love this commerial.  Makes me laugh every time.

Other news this week

Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 5:40 am | Posted in Cindy Sheehan, News | Leave a comment

Firstly, our friends across the pond busted a huge terrorist plot, Iraq was completely pushed to the back burner, President Bush returned to a 33% approval rating, and meanwhile, Cindy Sheehan is having problems:

Anti-war demonstrator Cindy Sheehan was hospitalized Friday evening for dehydration and exhaustion after fasting for more than a month and protesting earlier this week in 100-degree weather, friends and relatives said.

Well see that’s your problem right there. Fasting+hot weather=trip to emergency room. I’m not against Ms. Sheehan’s cause or anything; but fasting…in 100 degree tempatures? Come on.

The Guardian goes on to report:

Sheehan, 49, was hospitalized after friends picked her up Friday afternoon at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where she arrived after spending several days in Seattle at the Veterans for Peace convention, said friend Tiffany Burns.

Sheehan, who has been on a liquid diet as part of the nationwide “Troops Home Fast” hunger strike, had been treated and released from a Seattle emergency room Thursday night. On doctors orders, she ate for the first time in about 37 days, Burns said.

37 days! Wow, that’s amazing. Next time she should aim for 40 days!

“World Trade Center”

Friday, August 11, 2006 at 6:07 pm | Posted in Movies | 1 Comment

On Wednesday I saw Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center movie. The film tells the harrowing story of two Port Authority police officers who were trapped under the rubble of the twin towers when they were destroyed on September 11, 2001. For those who are still sensitive about 9/11, I would advise not seeing the film until they are more comfortable. In any event, Stone stays away from gratitutious shots of falling bodes and flaming debris. There are, however, a few instances showing injured people running from the towers and news footage of the trade towers collapsing.

The movie displays no political viewpoint or hidden agenda, but rather factually explains what John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Pena), the last two officers pulled alive from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, went through and talked about during their 24 hours buried in the rubble. Cage and Pena do a fantastic job portraying the emotions of the two men.

Once the towers fall, Stone switches between the two trapped men and their grieving wives, played by Maria Bello and a very convincing Maggie Gyllenhaal. Bello plays Donna McLoughlin, wife of John McLoughlin while Gyllenhaal is Allison Jimeno.

In the end, World Trade Center is a powerful and moving film. I highly recommend it. This movie is a must see, and will probably pick up some Oscar nods this year.

Some official reviews can be found at Rotten Tomatoes and Google.

Lastly, here’s the official trailer:

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