June 2005
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Welcome to the Neighborhood!

We all missed a potentially great show:

“LOS ANGELES — “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” an ABC reality series that pushes hot buttons of racism and anti-homosexuality, was pulled by the network before its debut…

The six-episode show, which was to debut July 10, follows three families in Austin, Texas, who are given the chance to [...]

Stamp Out Racism

“The character on the stamp is drawn with exaggerated features, thick lips and wide-open eyes. His appearance, speech and mannerisms are the subject of kidding by white characters in the comic book.”

A recent edition of Mexican stamps depict a caricature of black people:

“MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — U.S. activists called on the Mexican [...]

Gitmo Gulag Menu for June 30

Chicken and fish! Chicken and fish! Full menu below the fold.



“Our enemies, those who hate us as a people and a state, have hijacked the banner of human rights. Jewish students have no reason to be ashamed of Israel, their people’s state.”

–Natan Sharansky, responding to a question on how to deal with anti-semitism on American college campuses.

Let the property redistribution begin!

After the 5 to 4 ruling from the Supreme Court that basically nullifies the Fifth Amendment, Freeport, TX officials have started the process to seize the property from several businesses in order to build their $8 million dollar private boat marina. Described in this article in the Houston Chronicle, it appears that to create this [...]

Gitmo Gulag Menu for June 29

Honey glazed chicken today. Full menu below the fold.


Photo of the Week

Last night, President Bush gave the American public an update on the war in Iraq. Reactions were mixed: Democrats tend to believe that the war has nothing to do with 9/11, while everyone else seems to think that the war in Iraq is one battle in the larger War on Terror that started on [...]

Gitmo Gulag Menu for June 28

Courtesy of Power Line, I am now in possession of a two-week menu for the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Here are today’s meals:

Breakfast 2 six inch pancakes 2 tbsp syrup 1 orange or 1/2 cup orange juice 1 apple 1 banana 1 cup melon 16 fl. oz. 1% milk 1 tbsp margarine 8 [...]

An Eternity of Prostitution

From OpinionJournal, we are pointed to this article on the female would-be homicide bomber who tried to blow up a hospital:

Wafa [Samir al-Biss] had been sent on her mission by the Abu Rish Brigade, the small militant faction with links to Fatah. She did not, she said later, regret it, though she stressed that [...]

Didn’t these people see Reanimator?

From news.com.au, an article states that US scientists have successfully brought a dog back from the dead.

SCIENTISTS have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans. US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, [...]

Giving the red fox the keys to the hen house.

There was an article in the New York Times regarding a bid by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation to purchase the resource development company, Unocal for $18.5 billion.

The $18.5 billion offer by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation for Unocal, which had already made a deal to be acquired by the American oil [...]

Getting Fat in the Gulag

Former Green Beret Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu recently visited Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to see how the detainees from the war on terror were being treated:

Meals for detainees are ample: we lunched on what several thought was an accumulated single day?s ration for detainees. ?No,? the contract food service manager said with a laugh, ?what [...]

5, 6, 8, 10, 12 Years

Tomorrow President Bush addresses the nation at 8 p.m. EST. Reportedly, he’ll talk about how the Iraq War is going and about our continued involvement there. Of course, the big topic and the only reason why it’s still the Iraq War is because of an intransigent insurgency.

Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld said yesterday that, [...]

Not Getting Anything Done

Hostility between Democrats and Republicans at worst level in decades:

Several former members of Congress say that Washington’s political climate has become so hostile and poisonous over the past decade that it is undermining the government’s ability to deal with major problems facing the country.

Republicans and Democrats, they say that the level of political [...]

Affirmative Action in Television Casting?

Tonight, the Food Network put on a marathon of their show The Next Food Network Star, where the contestants compete to see who will star in a new Food Network cooking program. We hadn’t seen it before, so after watching the list of contestants on the first episode, I said to Aggie, “The winner will [...]