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Archive for March, 2010

Kansas City Radio Station Airs Blantantly Racist Campaign Commercials

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, In The News, Politics

And apparently, they have no choice but to run them:
The program director of KMBZ radio in Kansas City says the station has no choice but to air commercials with racially biased and anti-Semitic claims from a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate from Missouri.
The ads — which began on the station last week — are [...]

New U.S. Sex Abuse Case May Implicate Pope Benedict In Coverup

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Catholic Church, Religion

A case in Miami may reach into the inner sanctums of the Vatican:
THE Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI have come under fire in the US for allegedly covering up for another predator priest and doing nothing to remove him from ministry.
Documents sent to AFP by lawyers representing a man who claims he was sexually abused [...]

Another Confusing Report About Iran’s Nuclear Capability

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, China, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Today, the CIA is out with a fresh report saying that Iran is capable of producing nuclear weapons:
Iran is poised to begin producing nuclear weapons after its uranium program expansion in 2009, even though it has had problems with thousands of its centrifuges, according to a newly released CIA report.
“Iran continues to develop a range [...]

Ron Paul: ObamaCare Is Unconstitutional

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Health Care Reform, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Filet-O-Fish Rage

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Food, In The News

Sometimes, you just gotta eat:
McDonald’s might need to enlist its Big Mouth Billy Bass Singing Fish, made famous in its TV ads, to “bring back” that fish one impatient customer took at its restaurant in South Brunswick, N.J.
Police said the customer crawled out of his car and into the drive thru window to get his [...]

General Apologizes For Blaming Bosnian Massacre On Gay Dutch Soldiers

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, History, In The News

A week or so ago a former American General said that allowing gays to serve openly was the reason that the Dutch Army was unable successfully defend Srebernica during the Bosnian War.
Now, he’s apologized:
An ex-US general has apologised after saying Dutch UN troops failed to prevent the Srebrenica genocide partly because their ranks included openly [...]

Ten Rules For Dealing With The Police

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, War On Drugs

Here’s the trailer for a movie that would probably be worth watching 10 Rules For Dealing With The Police:

The makers of the film participated in a forum at The Cato Institute last week that’s also worth watching:

More people need to understand what their rights are when confronted by a police officer and that, no, you [...]

The First Amendment Protects Ann Coulter, William Ayers, And The Westboro Baptist Church

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Speech, In The News, Individual Liberty

This morning brings the news that a speech by former Weather Underground leader William Ayers at the University of Wyoming has been canceled:
The University of Wyoming announced Tuesday that a public lecture by William “Bill” Ayers, a former 1970s radical antiwar protestor who is now a university professor, has been canceled.
Ayers, 65, a distinguished professor [...]

The Coming Crisis In Commerical Real Estate

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Business, Credit Crisis, Economics, Real Estate

For almost a year now, there’s been talk that we would see a Commercial Real Estate crisis that could be as bad as, or worse than, the mortgage crisis that threw the economy into a deep recession in 2008.
Well, it looks like it’s coming:
By the end of 2010, about half of all commercial real estate [...]

My Hopefully Last Post On The Inane “Obama Picking A Church” Meme

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Religion

Every now and then, I’ll read something from someone on the right picking up on the fact that the Obama family has not officially picked a church in Washington, D.C., well, the President explained that to Matt Lauer earlier this week:

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One blogger seems to [...]

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