August 31st, 2004 No Comments »
LAS VEGAS – Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader made his first campaign appearance Sunday in Nevada, denouncing gambling and calling a proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain a “boondoggle.” During an appearance at a downtown Las Vegas library, Nader said he opposed putting nuclear waste at Yucca long before Democratic hopeful John Kerry began using the issue in the campaign. “We have opposed this for years,” Nader said about the repository being built 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. “It is geologically vulnerable.” Nader, who ran for president in 2000, was in Las Vegas as part of a 10-state campaign swing. Nader said he expects to be on the ballot in 40 states. He managed in July to get the necessary signatures to be on the Nevada ballot. Nader has been promoting a rapid withdrawal from Iraq, health care for all Americans, a living wage for all full-time employees and a crackdown on corporate crime. He maintained the war in Iraq was based on fabrications, deceptions and lies. Nader criticized gambling – Nevada’s lifeblood – and said there should be a gross receipts tax on gambling companies. “No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling,” he said. It’s the “seduction of people who come here as hopefuls and leave here as losers. “This leads to a psychology where people are betting on the future instead of building their future.”
Yeah, talkin’ smack about a state’s main source of income is a really awesome way to get votes! Idiot.
August 31st, 2004 No Comments »
MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A disgruntled 9-year-old Bible school student is accused of attempting to burn down his Marietta, Ga., church. The Marietta Times reported Monday that after the child was asked to leave the Open Door Baptist Church Sunday, he allegedly returned later with a five-gallon can of gasoline. “He poured a ring of gasoline around the church,” Police Capt. Jeff Waite said. “It appears he was planning to burn the church down.” Someone at the church saw the boy with the gasoline can and notified the police, Waite said.
Hahahahahahha! God that’s funny. What the hell kind of a church would kick out a 9 year old kid anyway?
That’s not very christian of them.
August 30th, 2004 11 Comments »
TEHRAN: Window shoppers in Iran will no longer have the pleasure of looking at women’s underwear or buying a variety of pets, according to new police rules reported Saturday and criticised by President Mohammad Khatami. According to the student news agency ISNA, shops have been barred from displaying lingerie in their windows – with the display ban also applying to “unveiled mannequins with noticeable curves.” In addition, men have also been banned from employment as salesmen in women’s underwear stores – with offending shopowners facing the loss of their licenses. In other measures reported by ISNA, commercial centers and restaurants have also been told not to keep or sell dogs, pigs and monkeys – animals that are considered in Islam to be unclean. The measures are contained in a new manual for police, ISNA said. Another rule includes women being banned from taking driving lessons with male instructors unless they are accompanied by an immediate male relative. ISNA also quoted a senior police official as saying that all clothes stores will be searched for hidden cameras and see-through mirrors in their fitting rooms following complaints from citizens. The report comes amid a general crackdown on women deemed to be “badly veiled,” which has seen police in the capital Tehran and other cities round up hundreds of women sporting flimsy headscarves, three-quarter-length trousers and shape-revealing coats. Speaking to reporters. Saturday, the embattled reformist Khatami – one of the few moderates still in office – said he believed the crackdown was “unacceptable.” “I do not accept such unfair actions on the streets,” said the president. “I do not believe it is acceptable.” Random crackdowns on restaurants, coffee shops and shopping centers are common in the Islamic Republic, especially in the hot summer months, but the latest measures appear to be more determined and are seen as a reflection of the recent shift to the right within the regime.
And these idiots want nukes. The world should be terrified by that and encouraging either us or Israel to fly in there and take out their nuclear facilities. Unfortunately, the world is full of complete and utter morons, so we’ll probably be on our own in doing that for the most part.
August 30th, 2004 No Comments »
This is from an article on Worldnet Daily about how the Kerry daughters were booed mightily at the VMA’s for talking up their dad on stage. I thought this part of the article was awesome. It’s a quote from the legendary Alice Cooper, who in my opinion just kicks all ass.
As WorldNetDaily reported last week, shock-rock legend Alice Cooper called rock stars campaigning for Democrat John Kerry treasonous morons.
“I call it treason against rock ‘n’ roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics,” Cooper told the Canadian Press.
“If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal.”
“Besides,” he continued, “when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn’t already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that’s a good reason right there to vote for Bush.”
Earlier this summer, Linda Ronstadt was escorted off the property of a Las Vegas casino after publicly supporting Bush-bashing film director Michael Moore, and singer Don Henley was subsequently booed on stage in Orange County, Calif., for expressing support for Linda Ronstadt during one of his own concerts.
August 29th, 2004 2 Comments »
A company that advertised for hard-working staff was banned by a jobcentre in Southampton since it discriminated against those who evade work. According to The Sun, recruitment consultant Beryl King had also requested for “reliable” applicants for the 5.42 pound-an-hour warehouse packer posts in the advert. “If I advertise for a typist am I discriminating against people who can’t type?” King was quoted as saying.
If I wipe my butt, am I discriminating against dingleberries? I could be sued by my own poo for denying it housing on my butt, and I’m sure there’s a lawyer who’d take up the case. God, will this stupidity never end?
August 29th, 2004 No Comments »
A MAN’S skeleton has been found in his flat in central western France, stretched out in bed in front of the television nearly two years after he died. No one had missed the 57-year-old from Chatellerault since November 2002, when he is believed to have died. Bailiffs discovered the skeleton dressed in a tracksuit during a visit to the fourth floor apartment after being called for non-payment of rent. The man who lived alone was unemployed. Police say he died of natural causes.
They obviously don’t care about money either since it took them two years to get someone on him for non payment of rent.
August 29th, 2004 No Comments »
Laura Brannigan, who you may remember was a very popular singer in the 80′s died instantly yesterday in her sleep of a brain embolism at the age of 47.
Also, 84 year old James Doohan, who you all know played Scotty on the original Star Trek series, has been diagnosed with Altzheimer’s disease. He’ll be attending his last Trek convention this weekend I believe along with all the other surviving cast members and then retiring from public life after that. My best wishes go out to Mr. Doohan and his family.
August 28th, 2004 No Comments »
Hong Kong – A nine-year-old boy is recovering in hospital in Guangdong province after being severely injured while imitating Superman’s flying skills, a news report said on Friday. The boy, from Maoming, was watching the caped crusader’s antics on television when he and his elder brother decided to emulate their hero on the balcony of their home. But the boy fell to the ground from the second floor of a building, according to the Hong Kong edition of the China Daily.
My brother hooked me up to an electric fence box when I was a kid, but he never got me to jump off a building. Sheesh! I mean, how stupid would you have to be to do that anyway. Where’s the sense of self preservation here?
August 27th, 2004 15 Comments »
A WOMAN obsessed with getting fat is pigging out until she reaches 42 STONE. Nicki McRoberts decided to pile on the pounds after becoming sick of magazine photos of stick-thin models. When she started binging a year ago she weighed just 10st. Now Nicki, from Ontario, Canada, is 25st, has a 52-inch bust, 64-inch hips and her upper arms are 22 inches around. She outgrows her clothes every month and has spent
August 26th, 2004 No Comments »
GAS worker Billy J McGregor lost his job after bosses discovered he was performing as Elvis while off sick. He was laid up with a bad back but still managed to take to the stage as The King. Billy, 43, a gas worker for 27 years, said: