Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Happy birthday to my son

Five years ago today, I held a tiny little newborn in my arms and sobbed out of sheer, unbridled joy. I vividly remember that day and I hope I always will. Hard to believe it was that long ago, though. I feel like I'm going to wake up tomorrow and he'll be leaving for college.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Nah nah nah nah! Hey-ey-ey! Good-bye!

CU To Fire Ward Churchill
The University of Colorado announced Monday that it will dismiss controversial professor Ward Churchill.

"Today, I issued to Professor Churchill a notice of intent to dismiss him from his faculty position at the University of Colorado Boulder," CU Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano said Monday afternoon.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Speaking of the far-left and hunger strikes

Celebs to Join Cindy Sheehan in Hunger Strike
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan announced Wednesday that she plans to begin an "open-ended hunger strike" on July 4 to urge the Bush administration to bring troops home from Iraq.

"Open-ended?" Does that mean they don't have a definite goal? They don't have an exit strategy? They'll just quit whenever they get too hungry?
"We hope the fast will galvanize public attention, invigorate the peace movement, build pressure on elected officials, and get our troops back home," Sheehan said in a statement posted on the anti-war blogosphere.

The fast, organized by Code Pink and Sheehan's Gold Star Families for Peace, will begin on Independence Day in Washington, D.C. In her statement Sheehan said she would move the fast to Crawford, Texas, where the president owns a ranch and often vacations.


In her latest statement, Sheehan wrote that celebrities like singer Willie Nelson, actor Danny Glover and comedian Dick Gregory will show their support for her by joining in a one-day fast. She urged her supporters to do the same.


Saddam is almost as entertaining as the far-left loons here
Saddam Hussein ended a brief hunger strike after missing just one meal in his U.S.-run prison, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.

The former Iraqi leader had refused lunch Thursday in protest at the killing of one of his lawyers by gunmen, but the spokesman said he ate his evening meal.

Well, I guess we know now that he means business!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Colorado House's celebration of Planned Parenthood stopped cold by abortion survivor Gianna Jessen

This is just an awesome, awesome story:
I was leaving the House chambers for the weekend when our Democrat speaker of the House announced that the coming Monday would be the final day of this year's General Assembly. He went on to state that there were still numerous resolutions on the calendar which we would need to be addressed prior to the summer adjournment. Interestingly, he specifically mentioned that one of the resolutions we would be hearing was being carried by the House Majority Leader Alice Madden, honoring the 90th anniversary of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.


Following a committee hearing, I rushed into the House chambers just as the opening morning prayer was about to be given. Between the prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, I wrote a quick note to the speaker of the House explaining that Gianna is an advocate for cerebral palsy. I took the note to the speaker and asked if I could have my friend open the last day of session by singing the national anthem. Without any hesitation the speaker took the microphone and said, "Before we begin, Representative Harvey has made available for us Gianna Jessen to sing the national anthem."

Gianna sang the most amazing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner that you could possibly imagine. Every person in the entire chamber was completely still, quiet and in awe of this frail young lady's voice.


As the applause began to die down, I raised my hand to be recognized one more time.

Mr. Speaker, members, if you would allow me just a few more moments I would appreciate your time.

My name is Ted Harvey, not Paul Harvey, but, please, let me tell you the rest of the story.

The cause of Gianna's cerebral palsy is not because of some biological freak of nature, but rather the choice of her mother.

You see when her biological mother was 17-years-old and 7-and-a-half months pregnant, she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to seek a late-term abortion. The abortionist performed a saline abortion on this 17-year-old girl. This procedure requires the injection of a high concentration of saline into the mother's womb, which the fetus is then bathed in and swallows, which results in the fetus being burned to death, inside and out. Within 24 hours the results are normally an induced, still-born abortion.

As Gianna can testify, the procedure is not always 100 percent effective. Gianna is an aborted late-term fetus who was born alive. The high concentration of saline in the womb for 24 hours resulted in a lack of oxygen to her brain and is the cause of her cerebral palsy.

Members, today, we are going to recognize the 90th anniversary of Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood…"

BANG! The gavel came down.

Just as I was finishing the last sentence of my speech -- the climax of the morning -- the speaker of the House gaveled me down and said, "Representative Harvey, I will allow you to continue your introduction, but not for the purposes of debating a measure now pending before the House."

At which point I said, "Mr. Speaker, I understand. I just wanted to put a face to what we are celebrating today."


Deafening silence.

I then walked back to my chair shaking like a leaf. The Democrats wouldn't look at me. They were fuming. It was beautiful. I have been in the Legislature for five tough years, and this made it all worthwhile.

The House majority leader wouldn't talk to me the rest of the day.

Was it because I introduced an abortion survivor, or was it because we touched her soul? She could congratulate an inspirational cerebral palsy victim and advocate, but was outraged when she discovered that the person she congratulated was also an abortion survivor.

The headline in The Denver Post the next day read "Abortion Jab Earns Rebuke." The majority leader is quoted as saying, "I think it was amazingly rude to use a human being as an example of his personal politics."

Yes, Representative Madden, Gianna Jessen is a human being. She was when she was in her mother's womb, and she was when she sang the national anthem on the floor of the Colorado House of Representatives.

The paper went on to quote Gianna, stating she was glad I told her story.

"We need to discuss the humanity of it. I'm glad to be able to speak up for children in the womb," she said. "If abortion is about women's rights, where were my rights?"

All I can say is, "Glory to God!" He orchestrated it all, every minute of it, and I was so honored to have been chosen to play a part. May we all continue to be filled with and to fight for the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Way to go, Gianna!!! And thank you, Rep. Harvey! You are a credit to this nation.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Murtha the moron

Michelle Malkin's video blog, "Vent," covers Rep. John Murtha's ignorant idea that troops should redeploy to Okinawa:

Murtha’s Cartoon War

Yeah, nevermind this:

Okinawa governor demands U.S. troops leave

And this:

U.S., Japan agree to reduce Marines on Okinawa

Just plop many thousands more troops down in Okinawa and tick off the Japanese. Great idea, Murtha! Or as Dan Akroyd would put it, "Murtha, you ignorant slut."

Monday, June 19, 2006

Grim milestone

S&B; passed 35,000 hits early this morning. Let's all bow our heads in a moment of silence.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Your outrage for the week

The more I think about this story, the more ticked off I get:

Parents: Expert Says Attack 'Pleasurable'
The parents of a severely disabled woman suing a Colorado Springs school district over a sexual assault at a high school said the district has refused to mediate a civil lawsuit as one of its experts called the attack "pleasurable" for the woman.

Kalie McArthur, now 20 and with an IQ of about 50, was assaulted in September 2004 at Rampart High School by a 15-year-old boy assigned as a peer trainer, said Jeff Weeks, an attorney for the girl and her parents.

What. The. Fudge???

I work with vulnerable adults like Kalie and this is simply appalling. Even if what the "expert" said were true, it is completely beside the point. (It's so beside the point that it's not even on this planet!) VAs simply do not have the capacity to distinguish between right and wrong as non-VAs. That's part of why they are vulnerable. The school officials have absolutely no business putting this "expert" and his conclusion up in their defense. They should be ashamed, and by "ashamed" I mean "handed their own butts by a big, fat lawsuit and FIRED."

Linked with Wizbang's Carnival of the Trackbacks LXXIII and Sam's Open Trackback Alliance Weekend (watch out for Sam's slightly blue drawing of her and a particular a hand gesture).

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Available only to a "serect" few

I ruv me some Engrish!

PlayStation 3 Controller Spelling Mistake
Kotakuite Oly hit Sony's super swish Ginza showroom, which was not only displaying the PlayStation 3 for all to see, but a glaring spelling error. Instead of "SELECT", the PS3 controller reads "SERECT".

You just can't make this stuff up folks. To prove it: photos! (Click each to enlarge.)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Every left-wing troll I've encountered in a nutshell


This guy is no exception.

Scientists come out AGAINST Gore's global warming nonsense

Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe
Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention."

But surely Carter is merely part of what most people regard as a tiny cadre of "climate change skeptics" who disagree with the "vast majority of scientists" Gore cites?

No; Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. "Climate experts" is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore's "majority of scientists" think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.

Read the rest. It's worth it.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

"In God We Trust" stays put - Newdow handed his walking papers again

Judge Dismisses Atheist's Lawsuit on "In God We Trust"
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Sacramento atheist, Michael Newdow, who said the motto "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency violated his First Amendment rights.

The Screaming Weenie considers Osama innocent until proven guilty, but Rove? Well...

Let this asinine jerk's words speak for themselves. Courtesy of Sister Toldjah:
First, his statement on today’s news that Fitzgerald will not be indicting Karl Rove (emphasis added):

DNC Chair Howard Dean on NBC’s ‘TODAY’: ‘If Karl Rove had been indicted it would have been for perjury. That does not excuse his real sin which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war. He doesn’t belong in the White House. If the President valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove, then Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago. So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but its not very good news for America’…

LOL - so Howard Dean can pronounce Rove guilty even though Fitz has stated he won’t file charges against Rove, yet when the discussion of OBL’s guilt or innocence came up a few years ago, here’s what Dean had to say:

“I’ve resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found,” Dean said. “I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials. So I’m sure that is the correct sentiment of most Americans, but I do think if you’re running for president, or if you are president, it’s best to say that the full range of penalties should be available. But it’s not so great to prejudge the judicial system.”

But apparently it’s ok to post-judge it … if a Republican is involved!

Classic Howie. And note how he's trying to play to the religious voters, but it comes across as lame pandering. Rove's "sin." Whatever...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Atheists more concerned with 6/6/06 than fundamentalist Christians

Fundamentalist Christians reaction to today's date: [crickets chirp]

The only people who really seem to care about the date (and who are lying about how frantic us "fundies" supposedly are because of it) are the liberal, anti-Christian atheist nutjobs (like this guy).

Monday, June 05, 2006

Michelle is very punny


The upside-down world of illegal immigration

Via Michelle. In the world of illegal immigrants and their supporters, apparently black is white, up is down and legal and illegal are reversed:
The public interest firm of Lively, Ackerman & Cowles ( filed suit on behalf of Jurupa Valley High School student Joshua Denhalter late last week. The First Amendment suit alleges that the public high school has intentionally interfered with his right to speak out on the issue of illegal immigration. Case Number RIC450811 was filed in Riverside County Superior Court.

Mr. Denhalter alleges that on March 27, 2006, dozens of high school students, mostly of Mexican-American descent, illegally walked out of school in protest of legislation that was being proposed by the U.S. Congress (HR4437) concerning illegal immigration. He was not one of these students and chose to act lawfully.

Instead of illegally walking out of school and being truant, Denhalter chose to organize a legitimate and lawful counter-protest/assembly during the lunch hour on or about March 30, 2006. The peaceable assembly was to take place across from the school on a public sidewalk (i.e., a traditional public forum).

The peaceable assembly would not have disrupted school activities because Jurupa Valley High School has an “open lunch” period. This means that students are free to come and go during this time. As such, any student could have “walked out” during the lunch to attend the assembly and there would be no disruption or violation of truancy laws.

On the morning of March 30, 2006, Denhalter began handing out flyers for his event. That same morning, around 7:30 AM, he was approached by school officials and told that he could not hand out flyers advertising his First Amendment protected activities. He refused to give up his right to pass out handbills/flyers. As a result of his refusal to give up his constitutional rights, Denhalter was suspended for “handing out flyers (before school) advocating the disruption of school activities”. However, the school did not punish the dozens of students who walked out in violation of the law several days before.

For those familiar with Superman lore, this is what we call straight from Bizarro Earth. What. The. Foozball?

More at Michelle's blog, here and here.

The two faces of the Screaming Weenie

Howie Dean then:
"The Democratic Party platform from 2004 says that marriage is between a man and a woman. That's what it says"

Howie Dean now:
"Unlike Republicans, who try to claim the mantle of family values, Democrats value all families.

"I am proud to lead a Party that has led the fight for hate crimes legislation, and fought for laws banning any discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and on sexual orientation... And I am proud to lead a party that understands that using marriage as a wedge issue and scapegoating groups of Americans to win elections is morally wrong.

"Instead of working to provide equal rights for all and instead of engaging in that essential process in a constructive manner, Republicans like Karl Rove and Bill Frist are trying to short-circuit this process by legislating discrimination into the Constitution, converting it from a document that guarantees basic rights to one that denies them. And they are doing it all to deflect attention away from their failed leadership...

"This is morally wrong. It hurts LGBT Americans, and it hurts our country...

Any questions? I mean, other than "How stupid does Dean think Americans are?"

Friday, June 02, 2006

Mississippi passes law allowing public display of religious documents

Via Stop the ACLU:
Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi has signed a law allowing religious documents to be posted on public property. Those in charge of public buildings are allowed to post The Ten Commandments, excerpts of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and the motto, “In God We Trust.”

There's still no liberal bias in the media. Nope.

Sure there isn't.

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