Tuesday, September 27, 2005


I've just finished watching the first 35 minutes of the new show. So far I've heard one obvious shot at Pres. Bush and a couple of veiled ones. Also, so far every republican character has either been mean, hostile and unfeeling. I;ve yet to see an obvious Democratic character. All in all, it appears to be a hack job, and anti-Republican , just like the West wing, but with none of the West wing's saving graces.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Somebody Needs to Lose Their Job!

OK...who was the mastermind who decided to move The West Wing to Sundays and schedule it against Sunday Night Football? Damn it! I better not find out.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Terrible Terrel

I just saw an interview of Terrel Owens by Michael Irvin. Now let me say right off the bat that I have always disliked Owens. I've always considered him a prima donna who plays for himself and not the team. He's a hotdog. He's a cry baby. This interview just confirmed things for me. You know why Terrel is so pissed at the Eagles? Because last year in their playoff run, they insisted that they could win without Owens, and had won without Owens the three years previous. This hurt poor little Terrel's feelings.... See what I a mean about crybaby? He was a prima donna receiver, on the team for the first year and the team was focused on trying to win a Superbowl. They had to tell themselves and everyone else that they could win without Terrel, and they had to believe it also. But Terrel is so self absorbed that he can't realize this, it has to be all about him. He symbolizes all that has gone wrong with the NFL.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Proposition 74

We have a special election coming up here in California in November. One of the more contentious issues is Proposition 74. This would extend the probabtionary period of new teachers, and make it easier to fire experienced teachers. It is yet another case of the wrong solution to a real problem. I am the first to admit that there are bad teachers out there. Hell, my school got rid of two teachers just last year. But that is just it, we were able to get rid of them without Prop 74. The real secret about firing bad teachers is that it takes effort, and many administrators aren't interested in doing the work required. There also comes the problem that if you fire a bad teacher you have to replace them. At my school last year, we had a teaching vacancy all year that was filled with long term subs. This year we currently have another teaching position still unfilled. If we could attract more, and better, teacher applicants it would be easier to get rid of the bad teachers. Another part of the problem is apathy from the parents. To the best of my knowledge the school received only one complaint all year about the position that was filled by long term subs. That is simply unbelievable. You can bet if I had a kid in a class with a long term sub for that long, I would be down in the office every week until they filled it or moved my kid. The real problem with public education in California today, that no one is willing to voice, is the numbers of illegal immigrant children in our schools. You want to improve education in California? Then solve the immigration problem.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Double standard

I just say an ad for Axe bodyspray. It has been on a while, but something just struck me about it tonight. In the commercial, a young man (seemingly high school?) comes to pick up his date. He has used the Axe body spray beforehand. His date isn't ready, so her Mom invites him in. As he enters, she evidently gets a sniff of his body spray. The Mom then comes onto him aggressively. So what's so wrong with that, right? Well imagine the gender roles were reversed, and it was a father, and a young girl come to pick up his son. How likely do you think it is that commecial would run more than once?

Monday, September 05, 2005

The City of New Orleans

The more you read about New Orleans, the worse it sounds. What a cesspool. Maybe we shouldn't rebuild it.

Mayor of New Orleans pt3

I'm beginning to think this guy might actually be insane. Here is his latest brainchild:

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4 - A day after two police suicides and the abrupt resignations or desertions of up to 200 police officers, defiant city officials on Sunday began offering five-day vacations - and even trips to Las Vegas - to the police, firefighters and city emergency workers and their families. ...
Mr. Nagin, who has been demanding more federal assistance for days as his city struggled with despair, death and flooding, said he had asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for the trips but the agency said it could not. He said the city, therefore, would pay the costs.

Not only is he sending the very people who failed him and his city on a vacation, he is spending money that is going to be desperately needed to clean and rebuild his city to do it! And he actually had the gall to ask the federal government to pay for it!

Visas? We Doan Need No Stinkin' Visas! pt 4

Check out this quote from President Fox of Mexico:

He said his country shared the pain of the hurricane. An estimated 140,000 Mexicans were affected, he said, and 70,000 are unaccounted for. But now, he said, the contributions of Mexican workers could be more important than ever.
"The reconstruction of that city and of that region is going to require a lot of labor," Mr. Fox said of New Orleans,
Mississippi and Alabama. "And if there is anything Mexicans are good at, it is construction."

That son of a bitch is actually using the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to argue that we should allow more Mexicans to come to the US! The article the quote appears in is full of his crap. Apparently, he is angry that the US has not changed its immigration policies to allow more of his citizens to come here. He is also angry that US officials actually expect him to control his side of the US-Mexican border. Damn it, I'm getting closer and closer to being in favor of mass deportations and stationing the army on the border. If not, let's just face reality, invade Mexico and make it part of the US so we can fix the place, because they are never going to do it on their own.

Here comes da judge...pt2

FoxNews has just announced that Pres. Bush is going to elevate the nomination of Judge Roberts to a nomination as Chief Justice. The good side of this is that it means that there will be a Chief Justice in place when the court convenes in October. It also means that apparently Justice O'Connor's backdoor in her resigniation may take effect, and she may remain on the Court until a different replacement is confirmed. I don't think that that is a good idea. Watch the left now insist that her spot be filled with a female "moderate" (read liberal) to preserve the Court's "balance". I would have preferred that Judge Roberts' nomination go forth, Justice Thomas elevated to Chief Justice, and a conservative named to replace Justice Thomas. President Bush's decision is going to make things harder for him, not easier.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Mayor of New Orleans II

I'm sitting here watching Mayor Nagin on 60 Minutes blame everyone but himself for the misery in New Orleans. He actually literally said that the law should have been ignored regarding the use of federal forces in a state. Let me say that again: He is pissed because the president did not violate the law and Louisiana soveriegnty. It was a total softball piece. No one asked him about the buses he didn't use to evacuate his citizens. No one asked him about not having adequate supplies in the Superdome or his failure to maintain order there. No one asked him about his failure to follow the New Orleans disaster plan. No one asked him about the fact that he spent the first two days of the disaster in Baton Rouge rather than his own city. No one asked him about the failure of his police department to maintain order, or about his police officers seen looting stores. No one asked him about his police officers resigning, or simply failing to show up for duty. The same problems that have caused so much misery this week happened almost exactly one year ago during Hurricane Ivan. Nothing was done to correct them, no lessons were learned. Mayor Nagin, the bulk of the guilt lies with you. Update: Mayor Nagin's latest remarks: "If the CIA slips me something and next week you don't see me, you'll all know what happened."

Have you no Decency pt 2

On the Chris Matthews show just now, they actually tried to blame President Bush for pork barrel politics! They also brought up the highway bill, and the fact that the Corps of Engineers asked for $100 million and only got $40 million for the New Orleans levees. 1) The levee that failed was in perfect working condition, and had recently been refurbished. 2) The levees had only been designed to protect against a category 3 storm. Katrina was a 4. 3) Even if they had gotten the whole $100 million, they couldn't have spent a dime of it yet.They are also bringing up the whole race thing again, saying that this wouldn't have happened in a White area. 1) It did happen in the White areas, its just that the news channels aren't showing us those pictures. 2) Those people could have been saved if their city government (made up almost exclusively of Black people) had sent those buses into the neighborhoods and forced the people out. Norah O'Donnell just brought up the fact that 50% of the children in New Orleans are in poverty. What she didn't say, and I bet is true, is that the vast majority of those children are in single parent families. Basically this whole program was an attack on the president and the right.

Have you no Decency?

Chief Justice Rehnquist has not yet been buried, and the corpses of the people of New Orleans even recovered yet, and already the leftwing loonies are exploiting Hurricane Katrina in their efforts to attack President Bush and his judicial nominees. Lanny Davis was just on Fox News saying that President Bush should recognize that in this time of crisis after the hurricane that he should nominate someone who will "pull America together". Just who does Lanny and the loonie left suggest? How about: ex-President Clinton, Prof. Tribe, Jesse Jackson, Sen. Kennedy, Ralph Neas, Eleanor Smeal or Dan Rather? How about the Democrats and the loonie left recognizing the need to "pull America together" and ending their baseless, lying, and ceaseless attacks on President Bush's judicial nominees? Sen Dodd has already said he thinks Justice O'Connor should stay on the Court, so that President Bush won't have to replace Chief Justice Rehnquist right away. He is either too stupid to realize, or too partisan to admit, that Judge Roberts has been nominated to replace Justice O'Connor, not Chief Justice Rehnquist, so if she stays, he doesn't get seated. There will have to be hearings anyway to replace Rehnquist as Chief Justice, even if we don't fill his seat on the Court immediately.

New Orleans again

I'm watching another Louisiana politician (this one some Congressman) blaming the chaos and horror of New Orleans on the Federal government and president again. Damn it, the problem was caused by the incompetence and corruption of New Orleans and Louisiana politicians. Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin had to be coerced by the president into issuing the mandatory evacuation order on Sunday. Bob Schiffer was just pontificating about how could we expect the poor of New Orleans to evacuate when they had no money and owned no cars? How about using the city and school buses? It was the local and state government that allowed those buses to be submerged rather than use them to evacuate New Orleans. It was the arcane politics of New Orleans that managed the levees inefficently. (although the one that failed was in perfect working condition and recently upgraded) It was the New Orleans PD who couldn't, or wouldn't, maintain order. It was the Governor and her staff that was slow in coordinating with the federal government. Go to this site, and read Gen. Blum's remarks about the New Orleans PD, and even though he is trying to be PC, and stay out of the blame game, the quotes are devastating. Compare the response in Mississipi, hit just as hard as Louisiana, and in Louisiana. The main difference? Competent leadership versus incompetent leadership.

Fox and Friends

I've been watching this show more lately due to insomnia. And one of the co-hosts...Julian Phillips is really getting on my nerves. (and he appears to be getting on Co-host Brian Kilmeade's nerves for the same reason) He has made several remarks defending the actions of the looters, minmizing the actions of the thugs who terrorized New Orleans, supporting the corrupt New Orleans PD and excusing the monumental stupidity of those who ignored the mandatory evacuation order. This guy has got to go, the sooner the better.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Here comes da judge...

CNN has just announced the death of Chief Justice Rhenquist. Wow, watch how ugly things get now! I really hope Pres. Bush nominates Justice Thomas as Chief Justice. Either way...the hearings for Judge Roberts this Tuesday just got much more interesting. Neas, Smeal and the rest of the leftwing loonies are seeing their biggest nightmare come true. Now all of their blathering about Roe V Wade being in danger might actually be true.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Refilling Oil Fields

It has long been established thought that oil is a fossil fuel. That is, oil comes from ancient plant and animal life that has been transformed by time, heat and pressure into oil. Well, it turns out that the only scientific evidence for this theory is the presence of fossilized microbial life in oil.

It seems that there is a competing theory about the nature of oil, and it accounts for the presence of these life forms. This theory is that oil is produced continuously deep beneath the Earth's surface, and constantly rises to resevoirs near the surface. There, colonies of microbial life develop, similar to the ones that develop around the hydrothermal vents deep in the ocean. In both cases these life forms feed of the hydrocarbons and don't require light or oxygen.

It turns out that the Soviets had been researching this new theory for decades during the Cold War, and it is now beginning to develop support in the West. If this theory is true, we will never run out of oil...it is truly a renewable resource.






Mayor of New Orleans

I just heard the mayor of New Orleans doing a radio interview on CNN. He was ranting and raving and using profanity. He seemed to be blaming Pres. Bush and the Louisana Governor for the chaos in New Orleans. He was saying he didn't want to see anymore press conferences until the streets of New Orleans were full of soldiers. Well I have a couple of questions for the mayor. Just where in the hell are your police? From all accounts, probably watching the newest movies on their new DVD players and wide screen TVs rescued from the flood area. The noteriously corrupt N.O. police department has completely failed to maintain order, and there are eyewitnesss accounts of them participating in the looting. Mr. Mayor, things wouldn't be so chaotic in New Orleans if you had done your job correctly.

By all accounts La. Governor Blanco has completely failed the test of this crisis also. The people of New Orleans and Louisana have been poorly served by their elected leaders.

UPDATE: Now Fox is reporting that New Orleans police officers are refusing to patrol the streets and are instead turning in their badges. I guess all the best stores have already been looted. They can't even keep order in the Superdome. There are reports of multiple rapes and murders......in the Superdome......... after they searched the people going in! They can't even control the damned Superdome!


They need to be stopped immediately. But I don't think they should be shot. I think they should be hung, and left there hanging from the lightposts as a warning. Fucking scum.