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Cheney: War Will End within Four More Years

According to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, the Iraq War will end by 2009. “The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.”

It takes guts to call the end of the Iraq War. [...]

Society’s to Blame

Going with the theme of Violent Crime Tuesday, Dan Flynn points us to an article about a Missouri state trooper shot several times during a traffic stop:

Tommy R. Rollins Jr., 26, of Grandview, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action and was being held without bond. He told [...]

Children Murdering Children

A few days ago, I posted an article about the UK considering a ban on kitchen knives. Today, we learn about this absolutely horrific knife attack in the U.S.:

An angry tug-of-war over a rubber ball ended in tragedy yesterday when a 9-year-old Brooklyn girl fatally stabbed her 11-year-old best pal ? so close, they [...]

Protesting the Minutemen as a Declaration of War?

Protestors protest against the Minutemen. The Minutemen are a group of citizens who have organized border patrols in a bid to catch illegal immigrants before they cross into America:

“LAS VEGAS — Protesters on Sunday gathered outside a meeting where members of a controversial civilian group that has been monitoring the Mexican border gathered with [...]

My Trip to the Mall

Aggie and I had to buy some things for our upcoming nuptials, so we of course went to Flatiron Crossing, from which you can buy anything at a (high) price. Here are some unconnected thoughts regarding the trip:

1) There’s no mistaking German tourists: very tall, very white, and very plump. Aggie opined that they [...]

UK Considers Further Castration of Its Populace

A team of British doctors is calling for a ban of kitchen knives in the name of public safety:

A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase – and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.

They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, [...]

Dont Squeeze the Genitiles To Hard

The Smoking Gun’s latest article is titled, Texas Hold ‘Em, In Bed

MAY 26–A Texas woman faces a misdemeanor assault charge for her rough treatment of a man who refused to prolong a recent sex session between the pair. According to the below Travis County Sheriff’s Office affidavit, Jannette Pulido, 23, climbed on top of [...]

Fox and Whores 1st

Here’s a news flash: REALITY TELEVISION IS NOT NEWS!

This morning Fox News’ “Fox and Friends 1st” had a 15-minute segment on American Idol. It was the top story of the morning. This trend gives me an ache in the pit of my stomach. Local and national news programs are taking products of their parent [...]

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“We asked for direct aid. We have a budget, we have a finance ministry, we have laws, we have everything. There is no excuse for this money to come through non-governmental organizations.”

–Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, demanding money from American taxpayers.

Big Fish

In case you don’t remember the saga of Bubba, the 22 lb lobster, you can read about it here. I am a sucker for hard luck fish stories, apparently. Here’s another where my sympathy goes to the fish:

“Pruitt, casting his line in the Mississippi River on Sunday, hauled up a 58-inch long, 44-inch around [...]

I want my six hours back, NBC!

For the past six weeks, I have been watching the NBC mini-series, Revelations. Why? It was something different and I am a fan of Bill Pullman.

After watching the final episode, I can honestly say that I would rather have watched moose copulating. They built this series up as some sort of epic good [...]

Awful Story with an Awful Twist

The New York Post tells an awful story:

Hours after a hit-and-run van in Queens killed his mother, little Alex Chimbo lay in Elmhurst Hospital, his short life ebbing away.

He only had one wish.

“Daddy, where is Mommy? Let’s go home. I want to go home,” the toddler said, according to a [...]

Photo of the Week

A U.S. Marine writes an identification number on the forehead of an Iraqi man detained during a search in Haditha, 220 kilometers (140 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Wednesday, May 25, 2005. About 1,000 U.S. Marines, sailors and soldiers encircled Haditha, in the troubled Anbar province, launching the second major operation in this vast western [...]

Burning Issue of the Day

So you want to talk about the filibuster deal?

I don’t. Everyone else is talking about it, though, so go read them. I have to go finish my turkey sandwich and Oreos and get back to work.

I will say, however, that any deal that has Harry “Loser” Reid and Robert “Sheets” Byrd dancing a [...]

Where are the R Rated Happy Meals?

WIth 7 billion people on the planet, there’s not wonder somebody will be offended by something:

“Critics take aim at ‘Star Wars’ meals

Report: Group wants Burger King to pull movie-themed children’s meals due to film’s PG-13 rating.

…USA Today reported Tuesday that the Dove Foundation is urging Burger King to pull the “Star Wars”-themed [...]