Friday, May 18, 2012

Compare/Contrast excercise

Compare/contrast the tone/tenor of these two news articles.
For extra credit, identify which one is really an editorial.
stay safe.
Oops, Wrong Houses:
St. Louis [MO] police are calling it a case of justifiable homicide. Two men broke into a home in north city Wednesday afternoon and began robbing several people inside. One of the occupants of the home in the 4700 block of Labadie shot at the suspects, hitting one and possibly the other before the intruders ran off. However robbery suspect Jerome Burse, 38, collapsed outside the home and was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The second suspect remains at large. Those inside the home, including a 7-month-old girl, escaped injury.
A Raleigh County [WV] shooting is under investigation after a homeowner allegedly takes the law into their own hands. At 6 a.m. Monday morning Raleigh County Sheriff's Captain Mitch Barley said a male in his early 20's attempted to break into a home on Haley Hill Drive in Fairdale. Captain Barley said when the homeowner opened the door the intruder attempted to hit the person with a club and then the homeowner shot the intruder in the chest. The alleged intruder is currently receiving treatment at Raleigh General Hospital. Barley said he believes he will recover... (The phraseology of that first sentence is as flawed as its grammar. Responding with deadly force to an immediate, unavoidable threat to life or limb is not “taking the law into his own hands.” That phrase implies an intent to circumvent the criminal-justice system after the commission of a crime.)
- Sent in by Skidmark


My email to the author of the second story:

Ma'am, with all due respect towards your left-leaning views and gun-hating opinions, the homeowner did not "take the law into his own hands". He sucessfully defended himself and family from an immediate and potential threat.
Do you really expect him to attempt (probably unsuccessfully) push the intruder out and then call the police, waiting for who knows how long for them to arrive?
- Ken Lane
Ceres, CA.

Her reply to me:

Thank for your opinion but I'm not slanting the news in anyway.
"Taking the law into your own hands," was used because if you do shoot a person you are taking the responsiblity for those actions which are then is judged by law. I'm sorry the words we used in this particular story upset you. I hope you can understand we here at 59 news just report the news and aren't putting our own opinions into the stories.
Have a great day.
-Lauren Weppler

If you would like to write her a quick note, her email is
Please be nice, she was courteous to me.

Oh, so many regrets.....

- Phil

Kiss his pee-pee goodbye

A man suing after a major medical mistake left him disfigured gave testimony Thursday that revealed the intimate details of his misery.
Late Thursday afternoon, Enrique Milla testified at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse from his new home in Lima, Peru via Skype. He said he wanted a penile implant to improve his sex life in 2007. "About a year before I realized I had problems," Milla said through a translator. "I had problems having intimate relations with my wife. As time went by, that problem got worse."

Milla's problems began after a Gangrene infection spread through his penis about nine days after the surgery. Aronfeld detailed the traumatic experience his client went through. "Turned into a flesh-eating bacteria that ate his penis centimeter by centimeter," he said, " and as a result of this, he has to spend the rest of his life without a functioning penis. He has to sit down to urinate. He'll never have any intimate relationships with anyone, and he's lost his manhood."
Excerpted from HERE

God bless the American Dream

I guess Facebook stock went public today. I haven't been paying a whole lot of attention to it because I don't use FB that much, but I will say this: Good on them. Here you have a couple of kids that came up with an idea, developed it, got the right backing and went on to become billionaires. In the process they've employed thousands and with going public today, are going to turn a bunch of people into millionaires.
They've created more jobs and wealth than Obama.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gotta be from Oklahoma

Probably practicing for when Daddy gets home.


We could only wish

Barack and Michelle are at the White Sox game. Sitting in the first row with the Secret Service people directly behind them, one of the Secret Service guys leans forward and says something to the president. Barack stares at the guy, looks at Michelle, looks back at the agent, and shakes his head violently.

The agent then says "Mr President, it was a unanimous request, from the owner of the team down to the bat boy. And... the fans would love it!" So, Barack shrugs his shoulders and says "If that's what the people want".

He gets up, grabs Michelle by her collar and the seat of her pants, and drops her right over the wall into the field. She gets up kicking, swearing, and screaming - and the crowd goes wild, cheering, applauding, and high-fiving.

Barack is bowing and smiling, and leans over to the agent and says "You were right, I would have never believed that!" Then noticing the agent has gone totally pale, Barack asks what is wrong. The agent replies "Sir, I said, they want you to throw out the first PITCH..."
- orsm

All Hail the Kenyan

Saw this over at Kerodin's tonight when I got in from work.

Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
The booklet, which was distributed to "business colleagues" in the publishing industry, includes a brief biography of Obama among the biographies of eighty-nine other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.
It also promotes Obama's anticipated first book, Journeys in Black and White--which Obama abandoned, later publishing Dreams from My Father instead.
Obama’s biography in the booklet is as follows (image and text below):

Read the entire thing HERE


Too bad MSM won't pick up on this so we can kick that motherfucking fraud out of office in disgrace and throw out every goddamn thing he passed, signed or thought of.
Then we can bill him and Mooch-elle for every fucking dime they wasted on their vacations and pay off the national debt.

Help ol' George out if you can


ON 16 MAY 2012.
As of May 16, 2012, the George Zimmerman Legal Defense Fund has raised $15,424. The fund was established on May 3, after approval was received from the Florida Division of Consumer Services. This fund replaces a PayPal account set up by Mr. Zimmerman that raised just over $200,000. The week of April 26, Mr. Zimmerman, on advice of counsel, shut down that account in favor of a new account that is independently maintained by a third party who can insure the monies raised are allocated to reasonable living expenses for Mr. Zimmerman, defense costs, and legal fees.
The majority of the donations have come from the PayPal link on the website, and about $3,700 has been received in the form of checks and money orders. Approximately $30,000 from the initial fund was spent making Mr. Zimmerman’s complicated transition from a private life in Sanford, FL to his new life in hiding as the defendant in a high-profile case. Approximately $20,000 has been kept liquid to fund Mr. Zimmerman’s living expenses for the next several months. None of the funds have yet been allocated for legal fees or defense costs; however it is expected for some of the funds to be used for this purpose in the near future.
The largest donation received was $3,000, then $2,000 and the lowest was one dollar. Most donate between $25 and $100, and many include notes of support for Mr. Zimmerman and his family.
Thanks Dave, for sending this in.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thank you, Your Honor!

Military Detention Law Blocked by New York Judge
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a part of the National Defense Authorization Act that opponents claim could subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan today ruled in favor of a group of writers and activists who sued President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Defense Department, claiming a provision of the act, signed into law Dec. 31, puts them in fear that they could be arrested and held by U.S. armed forces.


I never thought I'd be saying Thank You to a motherfucking judge.....

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a ...... drone?

- Murray

The American Dream

- Russ


Pretty much sounds like the US anymore, too.

- Joe

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What is there to explain?

- Phil

Gotta be cool

- Russ


In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam.
The Daily Caller reported:
Klein also said Wright told him he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his “Islamic background,” which Klein said he has on tape
Read the rest and see the video HERE

Because everybody loves a redhead

He's already had too much soda, Grandma.

Summer has arrived!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Talking Surveillance Cameras Coming to U.S. Streets

Talking surveillance cameras that bark orders at passers-by and can also record conversations are heading for U.S. streets, with manufacturer Illuminating Concepts announcing the progress of its ‘Intellistreets’ system.


I know what the ones around here would say: "AUGHHH.... QUIT FUCKING SHOOTING ME!!!!!"


It was bound to happen

- Murray

It's okay..... You can have it......

I once had a cat named Buckshot that looked like that except 3 times bigger. Motherfucker would hunt pheasant in the fields behind the house.

Don't you just love Milfy Mondays?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Obama's evolving halo


Happy Mother's Day!


Another "Aw fuck" moment in time

Uh, Happy Mother's Day?

This rivals a suggestion on Facebook when a former schoolmate asked others to donate to NARAL in lieu of wrapping up a gift for Christmas. Saves paper and bows! Besides, what says joy of infant Jesus like the slaughter of the unborn?
Kirsten Gilibrand stuck her foot in it today. Via Hot Air, behold:
“This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country — past and present — than with a contribution to EMILY’s List,” Gillibrand writes. “They’re the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.”
More HERE at Politicaljunkie Mom

Thanks to Les for the link.