June 30, 2007

Michael Moore: Sicko

Hop Aboard the Commie Sick-o Meatwagon
I almost missed out on Babalu Blog's Who's the real sicko? and the resultant blogburst. Babalu and the other great blogs listed at this link know better than to be fooled by Michael 'Mental Institution' Moore's paean to socialized medicine. Marxist thought stinks on ice. The links at Who's the real sicko? lead to some of the best anti-communist blogs ever. These cats have no respect for castro or his mendacious fellow traveler. Spend the time if you have it.
I don't plan to see the movie. Bowling for Columbine has been sitting in a local grocery store's used rental DVD sale bin for months now. Nobody wants it. Not for $2.
Check out the latest proposal for Fidel Castro's Tomb.

This doesn't look good

Glasgow, Scotland airport terminal fire
Two "oriental" gents drive a flaming SUV into the front entrance of Scotland's main airport. Authorities say it is too soon to say it was Jihadists. Ho-hum. Just another 'bumper sticker', I guess.

There have been an awful lot of what appear to be home-spun or wanna-be Mohammedan Jihad operations in the UK of late. Could the bumper sticker war be escalating?

Maybe the UK Moslems want Tony Blair back.
On the home front. This doesn't look good either. World Tribune: The Bush administration has been quietly engaging the Muslim Brotherhood movement. Are we Dhimmis?

June 29, 2007

Fred Thompson Hometown Story

The Thompson Mansion - Fred's boyhood home
Here is a link to one of my favorite newspaper background articles on Fred Thompson, the man who will be the next President of the US. From the Tennessean, it is a bit of a puff piece, but the writers pull no punches. They don't leave out how Fred came to marry his first wife: she was pregnant and he wanted to 'do the right thing'.
In sleepy Lawrenceburg, few claim to have predicted the fame and stature that lay ahead of him. They remember Freddie as the class clown — he was likable and smart, though not studious.

They also say he matured quickly and deeply after becoming a young husband and father. They describe him as a genuine and decent man with a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

"He had a way of making you like what he was saying even if you didn't agree with him at first," said childhood friend Jan Clifton, gesturing toward a lamppost on the square. "He had a way, if I didn't think I could climb that pole, of convincing me I could do it."

As for the presidency, Lawrenceburg folks think this is Fred's right time.

"He comes across as so sincere," said Tommy Beurlein, one of Thompson's high school classmates. "He's not trying to answer some way to be popular at the minute."
How can you not like this cat for President? Maybe you think Ron Paul is cool, but this cool? I know cool; the generation Fred and I belong to invented the modern usage of the word.

High School Freddie - 1960
Lawrence County High School

His Dad was a
used car salesman
and a Democrat.

Nosing around the feedlot garden with Ann Althouse

Onion Blossom
Ann Althouse: What does this signify?
: It means I'm thinking of lunch. Lunch with onions.

Squash Pollinators
Ann: What do you see here?
Ptg: Pollination.
: That says so much about you.

June 28, 2007

Score one for the people

The World Turned Upside Down
Senate Blocks Immigration Bill. 46-53 against cloture. Haven't seen the votes yet, but I have to think our Democrat Senator Ben Nelson helped America dodge a mortal bullet by voting to finish off this ill-conceived, dishonest piece of legislation. From CQ:
Perhaps the most telling vote will come from Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson, who has made a practice of supporting cloture motions whether he intends to vote for the legislation or not. Nelson said Wednesday he would likely break that tradition and vote against ending debate on the immigration bill.
Ben is the best Senator Nebraska has. Nobody but Chuck Hagel can deny it. Rush Limbaugh will never stop saying that he and his talk-radio pals are running America.
Update: Ben Nelson didn't let us down. Here are the numbers, via Michelle Malkin.
Thanks to Sean Hannity, George Voinovich was one of the "switch" votes. Or, perhaps he just couldn't get it straight. Lets see, was it “a vote against cloture is a vote to kill the bill” or "a vote for cloture is a vote for..."? I forget.
The Fred File: Fred Thompson blogs today's vote: "This has been a good day for America." Fred thanks bloggers for helping to make it so.

Senator Voinovich: Clueless on Amnesty Bill

Ohio Senator George 'no facts' Voinovich
You really should listen to talk radio host Sean Hannity's interview with Senator George Voinovich. It reveals that the Republican from Ohio is utterly ignorant of the contents of the pending legislation and has no command of important facts relevant to any discussion of its worthiness. Like, how much the Shamnesty Bill will cost the American taxpayers. Voinovich gets so flummoxed he hangs up on Sean.

Reminds me of a day a few months ago. I saw that Nebraska had received umpty-dum federal dollars to spend on Nebraska's homeless. I wondered just how many dollars per homeless person in Nebraska this amount would cover. I called Congressman Lee Terry's office here in Nebraska to ask how many homeless there were in our state. They didn't know, and acted like I was out of line to ask. I called Lee's office in Washington. Still no answer. In fact, I couldn't find a single one of my elected representatives in Washington, House or Senate, Republican or Democrat, that had any idea how many homeless we had. One suggested I call the local shelter. For all their promises to call me back with an answer, I'm still waiting.

These cats spend our money and try to fight our wars without bothering to ascertain the most relevant facts. I don't know what they do base their Congressional votes upon, but it isn't facts. Voinovich is just an example. No wonder these oligarchs want to muzzle talk radio.
You should write a "strongly worded letter" to your Senators today. Ben Nelson is reportedly backing away from this ill advised legislation. Encourage him.
File under: throw the bums out.

June 27, 2007

Mexamericanada and the SPP

Bumped up to the top, dammit.
The Amnesty Bill: America's worst nightmare? Or could it be that double dealers in government have already committed our nation to becoming the sugar daddy of a new Mexamericanada? What is the SPP? Thanks to Jody at Iowa Geek.
The SPP logo looks a bit UN-ish, no
Addendum: Glenn Beck gets it. Mexamericanada isn't just a phantom. You can call it Mexica or The North American Union but its still a bad idea from the US point of view. Canada is largely unproductive and dangerously Marxist. Huge segments of the Canadian populace are net tax consumers. The same can be said for Mexico in Spades. Large portions of the Mexican countryside are beyond the control of the national government. Communist movements thrive among the oppressed Indians. Mexican political graft beggars the word corruption. What could "partners" like these possibly offer? Nada, eh?
Call your Senators. Tell them the fence comes first.


Last Roundup
UN: Half the World Soon to Be in Cities. Thats just fine. All the more wide open space for me. Easier for the horsemen to round 'em up.

June 25, 2007

Rumor: Fred Thompson to announce candidacy tomorrow

Will Fred Run? You Bet!
Rumor has it that Fred Thompson will make it official tomorrow in Nashville. I saw it at Scared Monkeys. I look for his campaign to take off like a rocket. The liberals are getting nervous about Fred. The Democrats, too.
Update: it looks like Fred's people weren't kidding when they said not to look for an announcement on Tuesday. I'm so used to politicians lying to me, I figured they were just teasing. Now I'll have to go back to my original guess: Fred will announce on the Fourth.

Whiskey Shots for Jesus

Bad Facts => Bad Law
The US Supreme Court erodes our free speech rights in name of the War on Drugs: Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association V. Brentwood Academy (pdf). What next, Habeas Corpus?

Best analysis: David French does “A Bong Hit to Free Speech.” The point is that bad facts make bad law. What if the sign had read "Whiskey Shots for Jesus"?

Accused child rapist John Monetti's trial date moved

From the Washington County Pilot Tribune & Enterprise: Monetti's trial date moved.
A federal judge has sustained John Monetti's appeal to file a motion to suppress evidence and statements obtained after his May 2006 arrest. The original motion was denied because it was filed past the deadline for pretrial motions.
Monetti's lawyer, Carlos Monzon, wrote in the appeal that assistant U.S. attorney Michael Norris was consulted before the motion to suppress was filed, and did not object to it being past the deadline.
Mr Monetti's trial date has been changed from today to July 30th. I expect more delays.

It sounds like Mr. Norris dropped the ball by failing to object to the late motion to suppress evidence. Should the key evidence be suppressed, Monetti could cop a walk.
Hat Tip: Kay in the comments.
Update: Click for the latest post on John Monetti.
Better smelling news: the fragrant milkweed is blooming here at the feedlot.

Bob Kerrey

Bob Kerrey - Vietnam Ghost
Former Nebraska Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Bob Kerrey was the speaker at a Democrat fund raiser in Omaha Saturday night. The old baby-killing Lincoln leftist has a big nerve coming back before his cursed pork footbridge is finished. He is thinking about running for the Senate again. This makes two mixed-up, Viet-Nam tainted dunces sitting on that fence. Jon Bruning looks smarter every day.
Nobody.likes.Bob.Kerrey. What kind of suckers does he think Nebraskans are?

June 24, 2007

Fred Thompson's Secret Weapon

Fred & Jeri Thompson
It is beginning to appear that Fred Thompson is quite a hit with the ladies. The girls I know like him too. Hillary Rodham Clinton (Mrs. Bill, as she prefers to be called) isn't going to win the female vote by default, as she had hoped. Fred has the Secret Weapon!
Some folks are calling this article, Old girlfriends cast their vote for Thompson, in the Sunday UK Times 'British humor'. I don't think so, nor is it a 'puff piece', as Spree thoughtfully explains at Wake up America. Spree's point: women appreciate chivalry.
Red State's Pejman Yousefzadeh calls the endorsements from Fred's former wives and girlfriends: "An Endorsement Of The First Rank." Pejman adds: "if I were running the Thompson campaign, I would get the ladies mentioned in this story to do a commercial together for Thompson."
Captain Ed says of the g/f endorsements: "If a man can move through the dating scene in DC and Hollywood without picking up any baggage at all, he's probably got the chops for high-stakes diplomacy, too. At the very least, it shows something about his character that will reinforce his image as a straight-shooting good guy."
The Instapundit weighs in with: Forget The Old Boys Network, Fred Thompson mobilizes the old girlfriends network.
Aside: Read about Fred the blogger in the Noisy Room.
Comment: "There'll be resistance. Althouse, in a video with Annie Gottlieb, tried to get the word going that Fred is 'ugly'." (DadGum)
My Reply: Izzatso? Look who is talking.

June 23, 2007

Summer Outfit

Painted Woman
As an old house painter I can't help admiring a good paint job.

June 22, 2007

Thompson Announcement Set For Nashville

Go Big Fred
Exclusive from the web site of WSMV-TV in Nashville: Fred Thompson, the who has rekindled a sense of hope among conservatives, will announce his decision to run for the Republican Presidential nomination in Nashville very soon.
A source close to the campaign planning tells WSMV that that Thompson planned to announce his candidacy on the steps of the historic Fall School Building Tuesday, but Thompson campaign officials deny that Tuesday's announcement is an official run for the White House.
I'm thinking the Fourth of July, but I don't know why. I will support Fred, as I have since I discovered how perfect he is for the job. See the video. Check in with the Freepers. Look at these stunning photos of Fred's lovely wife, Jeri Kehn Thompson. She looks better than Jackie Kennedy did when she was in the White House getting the Bill Clinton infidelity treatment from JFK. I know, Monica Lewinski was no Marilyn Monroe, but then Bill was no JFK, either.
More: FredHead JM24 at Joe's Crabby Shack says: "This is Nebraska. Go! Big! Fred! just rolls off the tongue." I like the sound of it myself. I like it so much I made this little banner for Nebraska Fred Supporters. It is, like everything else in the Plains Feeder, free for anyone to use.

Marxist Thought Stinks on Ice

Marxist Glamor Girls
Hillary Clinton is a Marxist who would complete America's long slide into communism with her "I want your profits so we can share the wealth" mumbo jumbo if elected to the US Presidency. Now sheand her pal Nancy Pelosi want to implement one of communism's dearest programs: government control of the airwaves.

Worse yet, they want to justify their erosion of our First Amendment right to free speech by claiming that talk radio is biased. Perhaps these two cows and the rest of their commie herd should consider a government takeover of the New York Times or the LA Times? Or all of the TV Networks? Word has it that the media is all biased. I saw it on the Jawa Report. Time for a "legislative solution" to squelch all this willy-nilly free speech.

Hear a Breitbart Exclusive: "Appearing on John Ziegler's evening show on KFI 640 AM in LA, U.S. Senator James Inhofe says he overheard Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) saying they want a "legislative fix" for talk radio."

I foresee federal cops like those that grabbed Elian Gonzalez breaking into Rush Limbaugh's studio, smashing the EIB golden microphone and frog-marching Rush out of the building. If they don't burn the deviant broadcaster in a Waco type siege. It was enough to get me to subscribe to Rush 24-7 so I can watch it happen live on his DittoCam.
The cats that run the government wouldn't lie to us or try to trick us now, would they?
Update: Hillary responds to Inhofe's claim, via her press secretary: "This supposed conversation never happened - not in his presence or anywhere else." Somebody must be lying.
Repartee: Senator Inhofe sticks to the story - Inhofe interviewed by Breitbart.tv's Scott Baker late Friday.

June 21, 2007

Fed Up in Belmond, Iowa

The Good Old Days
The Belmond-Klemme School Board reacts to the teachers' frustrations after a high school student spit on a teacher recently. They were frustrated because the only punishment they could mete out to the little miscreant was a 3 day suspension. From the Belmond Independent:
"How do you tolerate behavior that is despicable?" boardmember Steve Tenold asked.

School administrators had little recourse. The student was suspended for three days and then transferred to the alternative school. Superintendent David Sextro said he took the matter to County Attorney Eric Simonson who refused to file charges. The boy has since been heard bragging about the incident, and saying how pleased he was to be in the alternative school.

"I would have dropped that kid in a heartbeat," president Jim Swenson said, and boardmember Claude Post agreed. "My reaction would have been to jack the kid, and that is one of the reasons I had to get out of teaching," Post said.

"What do we have to do to provide protection to our teachers and staff?" Tenold asked.
Sextro pointed out that special education students can only be suspended for a total of 10 days during one school year. "When they took corporal punishment away from schools, they really hurt us," Sextro said.

"I think we want stronger discipline," Swenson commented. Post added that Frakes has done a good job restoring discipline over the past two years, but that is time to "take it to the next level."
My italics. The old feeder partied at Cow College with some cats from Belmond. I remember them because they had gone home when the tornado of 1966 hit the town, and came back with lurid stories of the damage.

Summer solstice brings out those wacky witches

GeoClock Software - Click for big
Yes sir, nothing like the longest day of the year to bring out the witches and shamans. They used to serve a purpose: their mysterious machinations put a stop to the days getting longer and longer forever. The ancient pagans must have thought that a catastrophic Global Warming was averted every year. By the same logic, my little beagle hound believed he chased the mailman away from the mail slot on the front door every day.

The racket of whipping the folks into a fear frenzy over an imagined impending doomsday, then earning a soft place in society by preventing it, is older than Al Gore. Like my dog thought he earned his keep by stopping the mailman from carrying out his nefarious scheme, modern day witch doctors will grow fat selling us wheezy cars and poison light bulbs.

Some folks, however, view the solstice as a time to take off their clothes in public and get down with some old-fashioned pagan revelry. Others are 'serious' about their paganist malarkey. From the Mercury News:
STONEHENGE, England—Thousands of modern-day druids, pagans and partygoers converged on Stonehenge early Thursday to cheer the dawn of the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere—the summer solstice.

Clad in antlers, black cloaks and oak leaves, a group gathered at the Heel stone—a twisted, pockmarked pillar at the edge of the prehistoric monument—to welcome the rising sun as revelers danced and yelled.

Jeanette Montesano, a 23-year-old recently graduated religion student from New York and a self-described pagan, said she had been saving for a year to make it to Stonehenge, comparing the importance of the trip to the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

"It's not the hajj, but it is 19,000 people in a little circle. I wanted to experience something like that."
Like the Mohammedan Hajj? Give me a break. You just want an excuse to disrobe in public. Not that there is anything wrong with that, of course.

Good intentions, road to Perdition paved with.

Mazoora Ball
The old feeder has been sliding into town every night to watch the I-70 Series on cable TV. I root for the Royals in this match up, mostly because the Royals have their farm team here in Omaha. Not a big fan of college baseball, I don't follow the College World Series happening right down the road from the feedlot.

As for the captioned good intentions, I planned to get up early this morning and post the first installment of my threatened analysis of the 2008 Presidential candidates. Last night's Cardinals - Royals squeaker ran 14 innings. This was far past my bedtime on a good intentions for the morning night. The answer to the burning question about Mitt Romney and his fat chance to move to the White House will have to wait.
As if to punish me, my internet connection failed just as I hit the Publish button. Where are my nerve pills?

June 19, 2007

Nebraska note - Bruning on the radio

Jon Bruning is on the Laura Ingraham show this morning. 1290 KKAR has it in Omaha. They are beating up Chuck Hagel. Good stuff.

June 18, 2007

Final Solution to the Infidel Problem

Religion of Peace
The Iranian Ayatollahs have a problem with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's plan to kill infidels with the atomic bombs he is building. Seems the Religion of Peace technically requires good Mohammedans to "cut the heads" of infidels that refuse to submit. Blowing them up is only theologically effective if a Mohammedan martyr dies in the blast. There are too many infidels, but not enough martyrs or skilled headsmen to get rid of them all in a manner pleasing to Allah.

You have seen the videos of sloppy, fumbling beheadings. Not only is this bad press for the Religion of Peace, such amateur work just isn't going to solve the Infidel Problem. If the mullahs insist that they all be killed by beheading, the job will need to be automated.

Based on surveillance of internet search engine activity, the Iranian may be planning a wholesale slaughter of infidels that would make Eichmann look like an inefficient bungler. And they are going to do it the right way: by 'cutting their heads' as per the Koranic instructions.

Testing is being conducted with unclean animals to ensure that mass beheadings can be managed by a relatively small workforce of unskilled Mohammedans. **This video shows the new process being tested on hogs. The holy workers can behead hundreds of infidels without tiring or becoming contaminated with unclean bodily fluids.

Shouldn't we consider export restrictions on this technology?
** Video contains frank material - view with caution!

"Death Or Glory"

Tony Blair with the troops
Last night I caught up with Michael Yon's dispatches from Iraq, who's been traveling with British troops over there. His stories and fotos are so good that I was moved to send him a contribution.

Thanks to Abe at Don't Let Me Stop You I bought Michael's book Danger Close a couple years ago. Even if he had never been to Iraq Michael Yon's life is worth checking out. He learned about violence and alligators growing up in Florida, and earned a Green Beret in the Army Special Forces after high school.

It's a heart breaker that Senators Hagel and Reid, not to mention half the country, will never read this modern day Ernie Pyle, and if they did they probably wouldn't believe him. What color is an alligator? Would you believe your own eyes? I'll let Michael explain.

June 17, 2007

French Farce

Want to know what happened in today's French elections? I didn't think so, but you can get tomorrow's news today by reading the Australian papers. I don't know how they do it. From the Monday, June 18th online edition of the Sydney Morning Herald:
History was almost certainly made in France yesterday. If voting trends in last week's first round of parliamentary elections have continued in the second round, the right-wing government of the President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has won by a landslide, and the Socialist Party has suffered a catastrophic defeat.
At least the SMH is only 'almost certain' of the outcome. At the same time, Hillary and the Democrat party are trying to sell us on the same failed socialist ideas that even the frog-eating French can't stomach. As you may recall, they were able to put up with Hitler.

Fathers Day

My Dad: a real man and a great father.
It is Father's Day. Love 'em if you got 'em. My old man is without a doubt the coolest cat I have ever known. I'll take this opportunity to thank him for his fine example, good genes and for finding time for his family while serving our country.

June 15, 2007

Ethanol: Sensible Advice

Sensible advice from the Nebraska Cattlemen: "let the marketplace determine input needs for ethanol production." Read more at Southwest Nebraska News.

Space station blues

Tang: Miracle Space-Age Orange Drink
Tell me again. Exactly why is it that the US needs a full-time manned space station? Don't try to tell me the value lies in spin-offs like Tang or Space Food Sticks. Humankind could have cooked up all the miracle space-age this and miracle space-age that we see advertised on TV without NASA.

If it is true that we couldn't do without one, why do we have to share it with the Russians?

Amnesty Bill - Shoot it again, its still twitching

The Amnesty bill threatens to rise from its shallow grave. If you are lucky enough to have a Senator that gives a damn what you think, be sure to give their office a call today. I'm against it.
Fair and Balanced: Watch Geraldo Rivera explain why "Border Security" is the new "Gay Marriage" for conservatives. From Gateway Pundit. CAUTION - CUIDADO - nauseating content

June 14, 2007

Fly your Flag

June 14th - Flag Day
Fly Old Glory proudly today.

June 12, 2007

Fred Thompson on Leno tonight: an air of anticipation

Asked by Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" if he'd like the nation's top job, the former Tennessee senator said, "I've never craved the job of president, but I want to do some things that only a president can do.

"So," Thompson added, "the answer is yes."
Video at Real Clear Politics: Fred explains his political 'coyness' to Jay.Previously: NBC First Read's Joel Seidman:
There is an air of anticipation that GOP presidential contender-in-waiting Fred Thompson will have something substantive to say tonight about his still-to-be-announced run for the White House when he appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
I'll be watching. Maybe Jeri Thompson will show up. Maybe Fred will announce his election plans. Arnold did.
Fred is doing well in the polls, despite not having officially announced his candidacy. The more folks see of Fred Thompson, the more they like the idea of having him in the White House. Learn more about Fred at the Fredipedia. Check out his official site, "I'm with Fred".

They're "in Dutch" now

Dutch Hot Rod
Four teenagers from Northwest Iowa are in trouble with the law for breaking into the Otter Valley Country Club near George, Iowa, and taking seven or eight golf cars out for a ride causing over $2000 damage.

Check out the names: Vanschepen, Vanregenmorter, Vandegriend and Degroot. Most likely 4th or 5th generation Hollanders as they're sometimes referred to around here. Not at all like the permissive Netherlands Dutch, the Iowa Dutch could rival the Amish for clean living. The yearly Tulip Festival says it all. I expect the parents will make sure this wild bunch works and pays off every cent of the damage.

June 11, 2007

Senator Chuck Hagel Helps Democrats Fail Again

Its Shake 'n Bake and I helped!
Byron York at The NR Corner: "Senate Republicans stopped the resolution expressing no confidence in Alberto Gonzales. The vote was 53-38, meaning Democrats could not cut off debate and move toward a vote on the resolution. Republican Sens. Collins, Coleman, Hagel, Specter, Smith, and Sununu voted with Democrats." Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.

The miserable, tormented wretch isn't even successful as a turncoat. Senator Hagel should retire. Unless you think Bob Kerrey can beat Jon Bruning.

June 10, 2007

Hay Fever Time

Blooming Grass
The old feeder is allergic to grass pollen. Saturday was windy and the grass at the edge of my grove, where it is too rough to mow, was having a monocotyledonous orgy. Pollen was spewing everywhere. I went out to toss the garbage and spent the rest of Saturday shut up in the house, sneezing and trying not to use a wire brush on my itchy eyes. I sneezed so hard I got a crick in the neck and a splitting headache.

This morning I went out to take these pictures wearing a paper dust mask. I should have worn a space suit: now I have hives! It is like the atmosphere has turned suddenly toxic. This is affecting my blogging because my nose drips like faucet, threatening to foul the keyboard. The itchy, swollen eyes eyes make the monitor difficult to see. I'm using my little Palm Tungsten to work on a post in which I shall attempt to lay out my analysis of the current field of Presidential candidates. The Palm seems impervious to the snot and tears, but it is a disgusting process nonetheless.

How long before Global Warming kills off all the pesky grass here in Nebraska? We will all be dead broke then, since corn is a grass, but at least I'll be able to go outdoors without sneezing.

June 08, 2007

Paris Hilton: Too White For Jail?

Paris with her little dog
Paris Hilton, the gal that gives old money a bad name, has been naughty. Even those of us as make an effort to avoid being interested in the hotel heiress's peccadilloes are aware that she was finally sent off to do some time in the slammer. I don't even know what for, and don't care.

Naughty or not, Paris not only got her sentence mysteriously reduced, but now she's been sprung altogether. Now I can hear folks complaining that she is getting some sort of special treatment all the way out to the feedlot. Why the outrage? Isn't our criminal justice system inherently biased to favor the white man? What white man wants to see Paris suffer in a real jail? What will become of her little dog?
I was kidding about the 'race card'. Paris isn't too white for jail. She's just too rich. In our legal system, not only does money talk, it can also walk you right out of jail if you have enough. If this skank's name wasn't Hilton and she had been busted in Des Moines, she'd be just another Hoosegow Honey at iowahawk.
Update: Paris is dragged back to jail crying for her mother. Al Sharpton's race card evidently trumps whiteness when combined with idle richness.

Accused Child Rapist John Monetti: Suppress Evidence?

John Monetti - Internet Predator
A June 25th trial date has been set for former Long Island, New York elementary school teacher and administrator John Monetti. He is in jail here in Nebraska, charged in federal court with meeting an underage Blair, Nebraska girl on the internets, then traveling repeatedly to Nebraska to meet the girl for sex. You may read the unpleasant details in these previous Plains Feeder posts.

Today, Kay, our reader in Blair, tips us to a new story by Washington County Pilot-Tribune reporter Jim Brazda. Jim notes that Mr. Monetti's lawyer, Carlos Monzon, has moved to suppress most of the evidence against his client. The claim is, as always, that the searches of Monetti's rented car and motel room after he was caught with the girl unreasonably violated the pervert's Constitutional right to privacy. (N.B. The Bill of Rights never mentions privacy, but activist judges have invented the notion out of the Fourth Amendment.)

I don't give this motion any chance at all; but at least Monetti won't be able to whine after his conviction that he was poorly represented. Mr. Monzon enjoys an excellent reputation here, and will touch all the bases. I'd like to think that once he's found guilty, he won't be getting out on appeal.
Join an ongoing comment discussion of the Monetti case here.
Update: Click for the latest post on John Monetti.

June 06, 2007

Axis of Evil: located in DC?

Axis of Evil - Washington, DC
I ran across a familiar headline on the Rooskie Pravda website: The axis of Evil is located in Washington. I say familiar because it is the same extremist theme found in the rants of the now almost fully loonified Democrat Party. Of course, they aren't the only ones who are casting this same quasi-religious aspersion on President Bush. Birds of a feather.
You remember Pravda, the old Soviet newspaper. Russian for ’truth’, Pravda was a state propaganda tool. The other Soviet paper was Izvestia, Russian for ’news’, and similarly used by the state to further Marxist thought. Here's a Cold War quiz: What did the Soviets say of these commie rags? Was it "There is no news in the News and no truth in the Truth" or "There is no truth in the News and no news in the Truth"? Does it make any difference?


If America loses the spirit that rid the world of the threat posed by national socialism in World War II, or relaxes the vigilance that stayed the threat of international socialism during the Cold War, then the next big war will be fought on our soil.

Don't forget the sacrifices our soldiers and our allies made this day. Don't forget the sacrifices all Americans made to the war effort then. Then ask yourself which of our would-be leaders will have the courage to call forth this same American spirit to rid the world of the threat of Islamic Jihad.

They say that if it weren't for Americans like those who stormed the beaches of Normandy, we'd all be eating sauerkraut with chopsticks today. Sixty-three years from now, will we all be eating goat with our hands, keeping the ladies in bags and bending our knees toward Mecca?
Fly your flag today. I won't be able to until the wind dies down.

June 04, 2007

Big Nigerian Scam Operator Busted

US Representative William Jefferson
No, I'm not talking about the widow of the late Nigerian Army Colonel Obumbo who has $30 million in a secret bank account and needs your bank routing numbers to get it to America. No handsome share of the loot will be forthcoming to anyone scammed by Louisiana Representative William "Cool Cash" Jefferson. The bum was finally indicted for a raft of crimes far worse than the Nigerian e-mail scams:
The indictment handed up in federal court in Alexandria., Va., Monday is 94 pages long and lists 16 alleged violations of federal law that could keep Jefferson in prison for up to 235 years. He is charged with racketeering, soliciting bribes, wire fraud, money-laundering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes for himself and his family, and also for bribing a Nigerian official.

Almost two years ago, in August 2005, investigators raided Jefferson's home in Louisiana and found $90,000 in cash stuffed into a box in his freezer.
The impact of the case has stretched across continents and even roiled presidential politics in Nigeria. According to court records, Jefferson told associates that he needed cash to pay bribes to the country's vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Abubakar denied the allegations, which figured prominently in that country's presidential elections in April. Abubakar ran for the presidency and finished third.

The indictment does not name Abubakar. But it describes Jefferson's dealings with an unnamed "Nigerian Official A" who was a high-ranking official in Nigeria's executive branch who had a spouse in Potomac, Md. One of Abubakar's wives lived in that Washington suburb.

Court records indicate that Jefferson was videotape taking a $100,000 cash bribe from an FBI informant. Most of that money later turned up in a freezer in Jefferson's home.
Of course, as his friends will point out, an indictment isn't a conviction. The poor chump still claims he is innocent. He just likes to keep his money in the freezer. Its a free country, ain't it?

June 03, 2007

Cop a Laugh

We've grown up
Michelle Malkin says: "go read the whole thing for your Sunday morning snort-starter." From the LA Times: There's not a lot of love in the Haight.

June 02, 2007


The old feeder has been Tagged by Stephanie at come what may. The object of the game is to blog “8 Random Facts About Myself”. Here are the rules:
  • I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
  • Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
This is like a form of mild torture, but here are my eight random facts about myself:

1. I junk up my living quarters. I fail to dust the junk. Just ask my ex-wives.

2. I love paella. I once bought a half kilo of saffron and smuggled it back to the States.

3. I enjoy bullfights. I don't get to see them any more, but its the only thing that would get me into a stadium. Sorry Big Red; not enough blood and death.

4. I have been looking for one of these for 40 years. It was my Dad's favorite pencil holder. I borrowed it and broke it. Now I can't replace it.

5. Dr. Strangelove is my favorite movie. Stanley Kubrick, while personally an idiot, made great movies. Having grown up in fear of The Bomb, Dr. Strangelove hits close to home.

6. I like the rustic life. Somehow I developed a notion that hardship would toughen me up. The water from the well pictured here would either toughen you up or make you sick. I'm still here.

7. I have been known to like some forms of city living. Madrid and Izmir are OK cities, at least they were 'way back when I was there.

8. The old feeder wore his hair long when he had hair. The fascination with pistols began when the little feeder found a .45 under the seat of a car belonging to one of his maternal uncles.

There you have it. Eight random facts about myself. I don't think I'll be able to come up with eight bloggers to tag with this task. Any volunteers?