Saturday, June 22, 2002

Daryl Kile, 33, and star pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals is dead. Sudden deaths by atheletes in their primes have occurred before, but there was always a known cause of death almost immediatly. Police have no idea what's happened here yet, or they're not telling anyone.

Wow. I'm shocked.

Update: The police are suspecting the death was due to "natural causes". A medical inspection is to occur tomorrow.

Friday, June 21, 2002

THE ELITIST LEFT: Take a look at Debra Saunder's excellent analysis of the eliticism of the left in the face of the "War on Terror."

Here's some of the good stuff:

The Not in Our Name Web site carries another statement that protests America's "destruction of civil, legal and political rights, including the very right to dissent."

Destruction of dissent? In Afghanistan, that meant the Taliban shot critics in the back of the head. In America, that means appearing on cable TV news in a panel stacked against you, 3 to 1.


They proclaim "not in our name," apparently unmindful of the fact that they can say that freely largely because of the nameless military recruits, demoralized FBI agents and intelligence workers who put their lives on the line to keep America free.

Anonymous people protect their lives and freedoms -- and in their delusions of moral grandeur, they return the gift with ingratitude.

Look, to disagree with American foreign policy is fine and deserving. But to claim that their right to dissent is under attack simply because most people disagree with them is just ridiculous. Debate is a necessary and proper tool, but those who lose them tend to evidenced here.

Thursday, June 20, 2002

MORE FUN STUFF: Which deadly sin are you?



TED TURNER'S LINKS TO HAMAS: Take a look at this article from a Middle Eastern newspaper. Notice the following quote from a Hamas figurehead:

"How can we fight back against tanks and planes? This operation brings back some equilibrium between them (the Israelis) and us."

I thought the whole martyrdom thing was about dying for the cause, not how you died for the cause. I guess killing little kids is more fun then?

Now take a look at some recent comments by Billionaire Ted. Here's the revelent quote:

"The Palestinians are fighting with human suicide bombers, that's all they have. The Israelis ... they've got one of the most powerful military machines in the world. The Palestinians have nothing. So who are the terrorists? I would make a case that both sides are involved in terrorism."

Holy bombs Batman! It looks like Ted has taken the Hamas "How to Justify Terrorism 101" course! Did you think I was kidding when I said I read this kind of "logic" almost every day? So what justifies terrorism against civilians. Nothing. Simple as that.

Now get back to running that sad sack of a baseball team Ted. It sucks big time.

MORE ON STEROIDS: Bud Selig wants steroid testing as part of the new collective bargaining agreement.

Here comes the strike. Well at least we won't have to watch the Atlanta Braves anymore. Boy do they suck.

ALAN KEYES IS TALKING TOUGH: For those who may not have heard, former Arab League Ambassador to the United Nations, Clovis Maksoud, was on Alan Keye's show the other night and stormed off the set because he was apparently so upset at Mr. Keye's argument, he couldn't take it anymore. (Scroll down to see Mr. Maksoud's comments). Nevermind the fact that everything Keyes was saying was right on the money and completely factual, Maksoud wanted no part of it. Apparently he didn't want Keyes to live anymore either.

MAKSOUD: I don‘t — I want you to live, so I‘m leaving.

Perhaps the transcript was poorly written, but I found it funny nonetheless. Anyway, the point is that these idiots have been so blinded by propaganda that they refuse to debate the issue altogether.

Oh and by the way, this guy teaches at my school, American University. Here's proof. No wonder our international studies department is so biased. We have dimwits like Maksoud teaching in it.

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

TAKE ME ON: That's right kiddies, you can take on me now that I've discovered (read: my college roomate and fellow blogger Josh Kraushaar told me about) a great website which allows my readers to comment on any posts I make. So feel free to challenge anything I say because while I personally believe that I "get it", I am also very stupid and often wrong. (Who else besides me volunteers to major in economics? And enjoys it?

ISRAEL'S NEW POLICY: The Israeli government had unleashed a brilliant new policy to try to prevent the seemingly endless terror attacks in Israel. The message is simple: You use terror, you lose the land you're fighting for. So any land you lose is no one's fault but your own.

Such a tactic may cause division within the Palestinian Authority as Arafat and his goons may actually have to stop terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, realizing that they are actually a deterrence to gaining a Palestinian state. Perhaps Hamas and Islamic Jihad will realize that if they actually care about their own people, (which I highly doubt), then their "military" operations must cease immediatly or they will be hurting the cause the Palestinians have been fighting for throughout all these years.

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

STEROIDS DEBATE ON CAPITOL HILL: Congress is getting involved in the steroid issue, although I'm sure Donald Fehr and the Player's Union will manage to weasal their way out of testing for it somehow.
KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT WATCH: Ted Turner, owner of the horrible Atlanta Braves organization,(which I might add my New York Yankees always beat the pants off), obviously doesn't "get it". Here's an excerpt from what he had to say:

"The Palestinians are fighting with human suicide bombers, that's all they have. The Israelis ... they've got one of the most powerful military machines in the world. The Palestinians have nothing. So who are the terrorists? I would make a case that both sides are involved in terrorism."

This is a very typical argument of those who side with Arafat and his henchman. Apparently being undermanned justifies action against the evil Jews, including "oppressive" teenagers and toddlers.

The response by Ariel Sharon's government was hysterical. It had nothing to say, except to refer to them as "stupid".

I challenge the ideologies of would be suicide bombers: If you are so eager to "die for the cause", why don't you do so on a battlefield against opposing soldiers, rather than on a bus against innocennt civilians? At least this way you might gain some real sympathy. And this way you might even get the prisoner of war treatment, granted by the Geneva Convention, you always bitch about not getting.

It's time for Turner to shut his mouth and focus on that sorry excuse for a baseball team.
MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT: Excellent analysis of the conflict from a fellow blogger who "gets it". How many suicide bombings does it take against teenage or child "oppressors" before the rest of the world realizes that Israel has a right to defend itself?

Monday, June 17, 2002

SCOOBY DOOBY DOOOOOOO!: A big middle finger to all of you who made fun of me for seeing Scooby Doo on opening night. Apparently, I wasn't the only one. It wasn't a great movie, but it's still worth seeing if you have nothing better to do on a Friday night (and that's pretty standard if you live in New Jersey). Also, Nicholas Cage's movie Windtalkers, pulled in 14.5 million, which wasn't even enough to pay for Cage's 20 million dollar price tag to star in the movie and not nearly enough to equal the 120 million dollar budget of the film. HAHAHAHAHA! Sorry for the maniacal laughter, but I love watching Nicholas Cage's career slowly go down the shitter. How did such a bad actor ever become a star anyway?
HOW TO FIX AN ELECTION: Excellent article by Daniel Polisar on how Yasser Arafat managed to do it, and yet still refer to them as "democratic" elections.
WE'RE GIVING AN INTERIM STATE TO THESE PEOPLE?: I've read lots and lots of stories of the conflict in the Middle East. And with each passing week, I read a story which I find even more repulsive. But this one takes the cake. That a "loving" mother is the one spewing this hatred is truly sickening. People like this don't deserve a state, interim or not. They deserve a jail cell. Besides, granting an interim state is probably even worse than a permanent state, because it is only proof of appeasement to terrorists since it is a recognition of failure to deal with them on a permanent basis. Just what the hell is an "interim state" anyway? Powell needs to get his act together. He's an intelligent man, and I expect he'll make the right decision.

Sunday, June 16, 2002

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION: Here's another article on the "wonderful" Phil Jackson, a huge self promoter if I ever saw one. Jackson needs to accept the fact that he doesn't coach his teams to championships, they win championships for him. Phil is a decent coach, but he's always surrounded himself with the best players in the league. And until he does otherwise, my position remains the same.
Ok, so a lot of people ragged on me for seeing Scooby Doo but my friends and I thought it was "different". It was one of those stupid movies that was so bad, it's good. Do I recommend it? Not necessarily. But since it was apparently marketed towards kids, it sure does seem to have a lot of adult humor. We were the only ones laughing in the theatre at times. Also, the only other movie worth seeing was Windtalkers and I refuse to see anything by this guy, who hasn't been in a good movie since...since...ever.
"What is the ratio of metal weapons to wooden ones?"

If you didn't catch it, that was a reference to the stupidly funny Jon Lovitz movie, High School High. Most of us would believe that movie was entirely a satire on poor school districts. But they would believe wrong, as evidenced here. Needless to say, the teacher could be out of a job soon.