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October 6, 2006

Shirley Phelps-Roper on the Amish School Girls

That crazy bitch Phelps-Roper is at it again:


Part of the transcript:

COLMES: Did those girls deserve to be killed?

PHELPS-ROPER: Well, they did get killed, and they did that. Who controls the hearts of men? It was at the hand of an angry God those girls are dead.

COLMES: Did they deserve to die?

PHELPS-ROPER: They did deserve to die.

COLMES: How you can possibly make a statement like that?

PHELPS-ROPER: Because that's exactly what happened, and it happened at the hand of the lord your God.

COLMES: How can you possibly say that — how can you possibly say that young girls who have done nothing wrong, who are innocent, who are just a few years old, who have never sinned, who have never done anything, deserve to die? How could you possibly make a statement like that?

PHELPS-ROPER: You told me that you serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who says that when Adam sinned all sinned. There are no innocent human beings. And the parents...


HANNITY: Have you ever sinned, Miss Perfect here?

PHELPS-ROPER: Of course, you know that I have sinned, and that's not the point.

HANNITY: You have. So you're a sinner. When you die, would you deserve to die?

PHELPS-ROPER: Well, of course all of us deserve to die. But I'm not the one who did die and my message is for those living people who brought that pain upon themselves.

October 11, 2006

Yankees Corrupt from the Beginning

It seems the Yankees were corrupt from the very beginning. From the way the team was brought to NY, to the symbol still used by the yankees. If you hate the yankees as much as I do, you should read this interview with Bill Cleary, who's great grand uncle, "Big Bill" Devery (the original crooked NYPD cop), started the team.

The Interview:
NY Yankees: Liars, cheats & gangsters

North Korean Bodyguards

Yo, this is nuts. It's straight out of a Kung Fu Movie, only it's for real.

Yankee Cory Lidle on NYC plane

This is really tragic. My sympathies go out to all those involved.

from yahoo.com:

Yankee Cory Lidle on NYC plane; 4 killed

NEW YORK - A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a high-rise condominium tower Wednesday on the Upper East Side, killing at least four people and raining flaming debris on the sidewalks below, authorities said.

There was no immediate confirmation Lidle was among the dead, although a federal law enforcement official said Lidle's passport was found on the street beneath the crash site.

A law enforcement official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Lidle was on the plane. And
Federal Aviation Administration records showed the single-engine plane was registered to the athlete.

The four deaths were confirmed by Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office. There was no word yet on injuries linked to the crash on an overcast October afternoon, which sent thick black smoke soaring above the city skyline and flames shooting out of apartments above the tony neighborhood.

October 12, 2006

Giant Swiss Army Knife

This is just ridiculous.

from thinkgeek.com:

Giant Swiss Army Knife

We know what you're probably thinking about this product - isn't this something that ThinkGeek should be launching in very early April (like, say, April 1st)? Yes, we have a reputation for such things, but this knife is real and was created by Wenger to celebrate 100 years of innovation.

This unique special edition knife contains all 85 tools currently produced by Wenger (Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife). These 85 tools can be used in over 100 functions and it's the World's Largest Swiss Army Knife. It's not exactly going to win any awards for lightest, smallest or most efficient tool but it probably will win you the title "King of All Gadgets". And even though this knife is a monster, weighing almost 3 pounds, don't worry - it does have a key ring so you can carry it on a belt loop.

* Contains an incredible 85 tools built into a single knife [list]
* Manufactured by Wenger (Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife)
* Special edition knife, perfect for collectors
* Weight: 2 lbs, 11 ounces
* Dimensions: 8.75" wide
* Lifetime warranty

October 13, 2006


This game has the best theme music of any on-line game I've ever played. Just touch the totems with your mouse to score points.


October 17, 2006

Mike Tyson Wants To Hit A Girl


Tyson: Future might include fighting women

At a news conference at an Italian restaurant, Tyson said he would likely go just four rounds and that future stops on the tour might include bouts with women, possibly professional boxer Ann Wolfe.

Wolfe, from Waco, Texas, is 21-1 with 15 knockouts.

“She’s such a prominent, dominant woman in the boxing field,” Tyson said.

When asked if he was joking about fighting women, Tyson said, “I’m very serious.”

Russ Young, a promoter for Wolfe, said such a bout will never happen.

“That’s the first we’ve heard of it,” Young said. “No state would sanction that. She would be outweighed by 60 to 70 pounds. Ann would never entertain the idea.”

Tyson said the tour was meant to be fun and raise money for charity.

“It’s all fun. I’m not Mike Tyson,” he said, referring to the fierce boxer whose career was upended by a prison term. “I’m not 20 years old. I’m not going to smash anybody. I’m not going to talk about smashing anybody’s brains. You’re not going to see that guy no more.”

October 18, 2006

Wesley Snipes Indicted for Tax Fraud

I didn't post about this yesterday, partially because I had to try out a new Ping Pong paddle at work, but mostly because I was too upset to face this head on. I guess you shouldn't always bet on black...

Indictment: Wesley Snipes a $12M tax cheat

TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Movie actor Wesley Snipes, star of "White Men Can't Jump" and the "Blade" films, was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of tax fraud accusing him of trying to cheat the government of $12 million in false refund claims.

Snipes, 44, also failed to file tax returns for six years, according to an indictment unsealed in Tampa, Florida.

Federal prosecutors said that Snipes fraudulently claimed refunds totaling nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1997 on income taxes already paid.

The indictment also charged him with failure to file returns between 1999 and 2004.

According to the indictment, Snipes had his taxes prepared by accountants with a history of filing false returns to reap payments for their clients. As part of the deal, the indictment alleges, the firm, American Rights Litigators, would receive 20 percent of refunds from clients.

Snipes faces a maximum of 16 years in prison.

Snipes, who had a home in Windermere, Florida, has not been arrested because authorities don't know where he is, the IRS said.

School Bans Tag

I don't really have anything to say about this. I'm just sad in general. What a gerneration a wusses we're going to raise.

School bans tag, other chase games

ATTLEBORO, Massachusetts (AP) -- Tag, you're out!

Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.

Recess is "a time when accidents can happen," said Willett Elementary School Principal Gaylene Heppe, who approved the ban.

While there is no districtwide ban on contact sports during recess, local rules have been cropping up. Several school administrators around Attleboro, a city of about 45,000 residents, took aim at dodgeball a few years ago, saying it was exclusionary and dangerous.

Elementary schools in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Spokane, Washington, also recently banned tag during recess. A suburban Charleston, South Carolina, school outlawed all unsupervised contact sports.

"I think that it's unfortunate that kids' lives are micromanaged and there are social skills they'll never develop on their own," said Debbie Laferriere, who has two children at Willett, about 40 miles south of Boston. "Playing tag is just part of being a kid."

Another Willett parent, Celeste D'Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. "I've witnessed enough near collisions," she said.

October 20, 2006

Fox And Universal Say Goodbye To Halo Movie

Come on people, this movie needs to be made.

Studios ditch videogame adaptation

Hollywood's big screen version of Microsoft's hit videogame Halo hung in the balance last night after the two studios behind the project pulled out at the 11th hour.

Universal and Fox withdrew their commitments to the highly anticipated adaptation at the end of protracted compensation talks with the producers.

The studios wanted to lower the amount of money received by the game's originators and the producers, who include the Middle Earth maestro himself Peter Jackson and partner Fran Walsh.

Microsoft and the studios refused to comply and failed to agree terms by October 15, a pre-arranged deadline upon which the games maker was to receive a tidy $5m advance.

There had been speculation that the studios left because of spiralling budget costs, which are believed to be upwards of $145m. However, Jackson and Walsh's representative Ken Kamins maintained that the real cause lay in compensation.

"What happened was this," Kamins told reporters. "Universal, on behalf of both studios, asked for a meeting with the filmmakers just prior to the due date of a significant payment.

"Basically, they said that in order to move forward with the film, the filmmakers had to significantly reduce their deals. They waited until the last minute to have this conversation. Peter and Fran, after speaking with their producing partners and with Microsoft and Bungee [the studio that designed the original game], respectfully declined."

All is not lost however. Microsoft is in talks with other studios and hopes to move ahead with the production in time for a 2007 shoot. New Line and DreamWorks initially passed on the project last year, citing concerns over the cost and the screenplay by Alex Garland, the acclaimed author of The Beach whose screenplays include 28 Days Later. Sony is not believed to be in the chase since its PlayStation console rivals Microsoft's Xbox, the platform that launched Halo.

Universal and Fox signed on last year following an unusually flamboyant publicity stunt in which leading Hollywood agency CAA dispatched screenplays to the studios under the watchful eye of couriers dressed as Master Chief, Halo's iconic pace marine character..

October 24, 2006

Chicago Marathon Winner - OUCH

How NOT to cross the finish line:

October 26, 2006

Search for a rapist may be solved...

Visual To Limbaugh’s Attack On Michael J. Fox (VIDEO)

Just in case you don't know where I stand on this, Rush Limbaugh Must Die.

from crooksandliars.com

Olbermann Gives Us The Visual To Limbaugh’s Attack On Michael J. Fox

By now everyone has heard Limbaugh's little commentary about Michael J. Fox's appearance in the ad for Claire McCaskill. Well tonight Keith Olbermann supplied us with the visual to accompany Rush's latest show of idiocy.

After showing the clip of Limbaugh's sad reenactment of Fox's appearance, Keith was joined by Sam Seder to discuss it, along with other ways the Republicans turn to attacks instead of addressing the issues. Seder nails the main talking point surrounding this whole discussion - How the right attacks those who are actually affected by these issues and posses the bravery to bring them into the political arena. Just ask the Congressional pages about that one.

See the video here

October 28, 2006

How to get a free cheeseburger and fries!

These guys totally have one up on the Ghetto Big Mac. Sorry Rafi, but how can you beat free???

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