Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Activist Alert!

Calling all freedom lovers, friends of Democracy, and Conservative wise-crackers...

ProtestWarrior has another mission coming up on April 3rd in The Highlands area of town.
Please email me for more info if you'd like to join us!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Schiavo (yes, again)

People who say that the government has no business interfering in a private decision like removing Terri Schiavo's feeding tube somehow have no problem with a squad of policemen preventing her parents (or anyone else) from giving their daughter food or water.

Read the rest of Thomas Sowell's thoughts on this tragedy. What an amazing mind this man has -- he and Walter E. Williams ought to run on a ticket for Prez in 2008. I'd vote for them!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Public Service Announcement

Due to increasing products liability litigation, American liquormanufacturers have accepted the FDA's suggestion that the following warning labels be placed immediately on all varieties of alcohol containers:

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened
to your bra and panties.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over
again that you love them.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe that ex-lovers are really
dying for you to telephone them at four in the morning.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse
with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher,
smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.

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WARNING: - The consumption of alcohol may be a major factor in getting your ass kicked.

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WARNING: - the crumsumpten of alCahol may macke you tihnk yoiu can tipereal gode,

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Back in the Saddle Again

This blog has been quiet waaaaay too long! Again work, school, and personal obligations have pre-empted my blog time. Actually, it should still be pre-empting my blog time. I should be writing some code right now but couldn't leave this one topic unaddressed. I have actually tossed and turned a few nights with these thoughts rattling in my head and wanted to blog them a week ago. Please forgive the long posting...

The case all over the media right now about Terri Schiavo is one in which I had an opinion based only on a very few tidbits of news. After hearing repeatedly that she was in a "persistent vegetative state" and there was no hope of recovery for her after all these years, I was of two opinions: (1) this is not a matter for litigation or for congressional involvement; it's a personal issue that should be settled between the spouse and the family, and (2) poor Terri Schiavo, who would want to live like that? Her poor husband has to be so tired of that emotional rollercoaster.

Now that more and more facts are coming to light in the media about this case, I have changed my opinion greatly. The facts that have been uncovered recently are: (1) according to an affidavit filed by a nurse at the hospice and a Nobel prize nominated neurologist, Terri is not in a "persistent vegetative state" and that she is responsive verbally (to some degree) and in other ways to stimuli; (2) according to the nurse's affidavit, Terri's spouse has denied Terri any therapy whatsoever even when it was recommended by her doctors; (3) according to the family, the EMT personnel who answered the 911 call on the day that Terri suffered whatever illness or trama she suffered that day, called the police to file a report -- they suspected foul play and there is suspicion that Terri's husband is/was abusive; and (3) the judges who have heard this case have accepted Terri's spouse's word (hearsay) that she didn't want to live if extraordinary measures were necessary to keep her alive -- this is almost never permissible in court, is it? And, since when is a feeding tube considered an extraordinary life support measure?

My opinon has changed, as I mentioned before, now that I have more detail about what's happened in this situation. I believe that it is better to err on the side of allowing this woman to live by keeping her feeding tube in and her care status quo until/if more can be determined about her true wishes, her spouse's involvement (if any) in the accident or illness that put her where she is today; and a more thorough review by other neurologists about her true state of being and the possibility of rehabilitation. I cannot believe that this isn't happening -- after all, it seems that death row inmates are given more legal consideration in their cases than what has been given to Terri Schiavo and her parents! What has gone wrong with our society that this can be true?!

I generally dislike litigation and government involvement in the personal lives of our citizens; however, in this case it could very well be that by letting this court-ordered removal of Terri's feeding tube stand, the judges involved have helped this spouse commit murder and get away with it legally. Her death will remove any possibility that the truth will be discovered and Terri rehabilitated. Given more of the facts in this situation, it now seems like court sanctioned murder to me. It also certainly seems like a situation that requires more involvement at the federal level. Those who are upset about Congress's involvement in this case need to take a look at Article III of the Constitution; they have every right to get involved.

We give death row inmates more opportunities to live than the courts are giving Terri Schiavo. I never thought I'd be of that opinion. I understand the value of having as much information as possible before forming an opinon and/or taking action on an issue; I certainly hope the same will be true of the courts in Terri Schiavo's case!

If you find yourself playing catch-up on this particular case, check out For the Life of Terri Schiavo page for a comprehensive and extensive list of informative links. And, of course, Terri Schiavo's family has a site with lots of good information as well.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Rally for GOP Gov Candidate

The Jefferson County Republican Party will be introducing/announcing our candidate for Mayor of Louisville Metro next Tuesday (3/22/05). To show your support for our candidate, the local organizers are asking for folks who can be there at 9:45 AM to participate in a rally at the courthouse (6th and Jefferson Streets). If you'd like more information about the event or would like to plan to attend, please email me and I'll send it on to the appropriate folks.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Proud Republican

I have been watching A&E's biography of Bruce Willis tonight as I worked on some homework. I was so happy to hear Bruce say, "I'm a proud Republican" during the interview. I knew there was a reason that I enjoy almost the entire body of his work! It was even more refreshing to hear it said by someone who's made a great living in Hollywood. The video clips of his show for the troops in the Middle East were great and A&E even showed some clips of him with President Bush during the campaign. Of course, that airhead Melanie Griffith had to say, "He's just about perfect except for that Republican thing." Sheesh. You tell where the brains are in Hollywood, eh?

"...a badly needed kick in the pants"

I just wanted to take a few minutes before bed to commend ABC's Nightline on their story about blogging. Nice job, fellas. Although the story was missing some badly needed granularity on blogging as an art form, it was nonetheless on target with regard to the power of the blogging community. I wish that they'd picked a better story to illustrate the power of blogging rather than the Liberal schoolteacher's story. I can't imagine why in the world that would have attracted their attention when the big story was how the blogosphere brought Rather and his cronies to their knees during "Memogate." There's no accounting for taste, I suppose.

I do believe the host of Nightline, at one point, actually said that bloggers had given the news media a "badly needed kick in the pants." That alone was worth staying up late to hear! Interesting to note that this story comes during Dan Rather's retirement week... ;-)

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Greet the President

As most of you already know, President Bush will be in town on Thursday to speak "town hall" style to Louisvillians at Whitney Hall. A rally is being organized to greet W when he arrives at the Kentucky Center for the Arts on Thursday morning. We're looking for 300 good folks who can spare the time to give our President a warm, Louisville welcome. If you're available (tall order, I know, on a weekday) from about 9:30am until 11ish on Thursday morning to participate in the rally for the President, please email me.

Although this is not an official PW mission, be advised that the Lunatic Left in town will be doing their own "greeting" that morning too. Wouldn't it be a shame for the President to see the ugly underbelly of this town without getting a proper greeting from Louisville's shiny, happy citizens? ;o)

Please mention this rally to everyone you know. The current plan is to meet at Jefferson County GOP Headquarters at 9:30am. The meetup spot is the parking lot on the corner of 3rd and Muhammed Ali. This is right across from GOP HQ at 232 Muhammed Ali Blvd. That's all the info I currently have but I'll update this blog with any new info as I get it!

Sure hope you can make it!!

Monday, March 07, 2005

The Corporate Extortion of Yum Brands

I'm sure anyone who receives the Sunday edition of the Communist Journal, noticed the huge story about the protests this week in Louisville. The big protest will be on Saturday, March 12th with Martin "I'm a Leftwing Lunkhead" Sheen leading the march... For anyone who's confused by all this hubbub, just let me say that it's about gaining more pay for illegal aliens at the expense of legal corporations.

These Are the Facts (according to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' website):

52% of farmworkers are undocumented workers. Don’t be fooled by the Leftist use of the term “undocumented worker.” In other words, 52% of the farm laborers represented by CIW are illegal aliens. Illegal aliens are exactly what the label implies… ILLEGAL. It is against US law to hire any illegal alien.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 gave legal status to 2.5 million illegal aliens... those newly-legal citizens then left farm work for other occupations. Gee, big surprise that they left such poor working conditions and hard work once they were legal – they no longer needed to hide. Legal US citizens have legal protection against unscrupulous employers!

US citizens, “Green Card” holders (Legal Permanent Residents), and people with other work authorizations earn $5,000-10,000 more than illegal aliens. One would think that the improvement in income and living standards would be enough incentive for the “helpful” Leftists who are supporting the corporate extortion of Yum Brands to change direction and work on the actual problem. Why aren’t the Leftists/extortionists helping the illegals work toward legal status? Leftists hate corporations and are more than happy to ignore the law as it pertains to immigration if there’s a chance of embarrassing or extorting US corporations.

Don’t the facts (from CIW’s very own website) make you wonder why CIW is wasting time and money on corporate extortion rather than educating these foreigners on how to legally work in the US ??

I just hope that Yum Brands will hold the line and not allow the extortion of their company to be another notch in the belts of the Leftists!

Friday, March 04, 2005

New PW Mission

There is so much to write about and so little time these days. My apologies for the total lack of time to post lately. The most urgent of my updates is this:

The local Protest Warrior chapter is planning a new mission to highlight the idiocy of an upcoming Leftwing circus featuring Martin "I'm just a clown" Sheen. They are subjecting Louisvillians to a protest called the "Taco Bell Truth Tour." Read about the group behind this nonsense at www.ciw-online.org.

Basically, this group is a bunch of illegal immigrant workers and their Leftwing lunkhead friends protesting working conditions. Maybe the conditions are bad; who knows? Let's cut to the chase though, shall we? These folks are ILLEGAL! Not only are they not entitled to the same protections as legal citizens and legal workers, they are simply not entitled to be on US soil!

I differ with President Bush on the issue of illegal workers in our country. My stance is that workers who enter our country legally would not be victims of unscrupulous employers; these Leftwing organizations are protesting the exploitation of illegal workers. HUH? Excuse me?... Deport them -- one-way tickets to Mexico or El Salvador or from wherever they originated. Problem solved.

Next mission is Saturday, March 12th. Email me if you'd like more info. We could sure use the numbers on this one. I'll certainly be there with video camera in hand. Wouldn't want to miss another Leftwing circus. I hear Martin Sheen is a real hothead so we ought to set him off... ;-)