29 November 2007

Douche Of The Week 11.29.07

This one is easy. Kimberly Dawn Trenor and Royce Clyde Zeigler, the Mother and Stepfather of two year old "Baby Grace", whose real name was Riley Ann Sawyers.



To make a long story short, Stepdaddy beat the two year old girl to death because she had a problem with "manners." Mommy let this happend. Stepdaddy, and Mommy then disposed of the little girl's body in Galveston Harbor. Neither expected to see their little girl's body ever again.

Royce Zeigler gets the title "Douche Of The Week" for beating a two year old to death, then refusing her a proper burial.

Kimberly Trenor gets the title "Douche Of The Week" for letting this happen to her OWN BABY, then also refusing her a proper burial.

27 November 2007

Since It Is A Slow Day...

McDonald's Workers Attacked by Cross-Dressers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A troublesome trio of transvestites allegedly laid siege to a Memphis McDonald's restaurant Sunday night, sparking a brawl with the restaurant's crew, according to reports.

Police said they were working on a more detailed description of three men dressed in drag who came into a McDonald's restaurant and started swinging.

Restaurant employee Martez Brisco was working the drive-through window when he reportedly got into an argument with the suspects. When Brisco ignored them tapping at the window, they came in.

"They come to the window, 'Tap, tap, tap.' I'm still ignoring them," Brisco told WMC-TV. "I guess that just pissed them off worser."

The transvestites allegedly struck the manager with a tire iron, and when he swung back, the drag queens took off their stiletto boots, removed their earrings and prepared to attack. The manager, Albert Bolton, was covered with scratch marks after suspects clawed him with their fingernails.

Bolton grabbed a pot of scalding french-fry grease and hurled it at his attackers. One of the cross-dressers then smacked Bolton with a wet floor sign, sending him to the hospital in an ambulance, WMC-TV reported.

Before driving off, the three attackers smashed the drive-through window.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Robocop's Comment:

What's in YOUR Happy Meal?

26 November 2007

Follow-up On Douche Of The Week

Last week's Douche Of The Week, Lori Drew makes her living running an advertising company called Drew Advantage. The company's address is: 2977 Highway K Ste 200, O Fallon, MO 63368-7862. Phone: (636) 272-2670 .

Her clients include:

Imo’s Pizza
2260 First Capitol Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-946-5040 or 636-281-4667

Slackers CD’s & Games
1313 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-240-9237

Frank Leta Honda
500 Auto Mall Dr
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-336-5000

Tri-County Fence & Deck
1902 Service Rd
Wentzville, MO 63385
636-887-4030

McVicar the Trickster
(phone number only. This guy does kids birthday parties)
636-485-9803

Arcade Amusements Plus
11429 C Dorsett Rd
Bridgeton, MO 63044
314-401-9346

Kuhn’s Sports Cards and Collectibles
322 Fort Zumwalt Sq
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-978-8665

TW Glass, LLC
(No physical address. Email only: trevorw6366@yahoo.com)
314-852-3056

Divine Nails
132 Mexico Rd
Flint Hill, MO 63346
636-281-2800

Gulliver’s Travel
204B W Pitman St
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-379-2700

Michael-A’s Hair Studio
7825 Mexico Rd
Saint Peters, MO 63376
636-279-1999

Star Stamps & Coins
500 S 5th Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-949-2203

Monticello Dental Care
4122 Keaton Crossing Blvd
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-300-4280

Curb Appeal
838 Midpoint Dr
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-978-7588

Playtime Party Center
1225 Wentzville Pkwy
Wentzville, MO 63385
636-887-4244

A Pocketful of Toys
9987 Winghaven Blvd
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-561-3222

Air Comfort Service, Inc.
(No address listed.)
St. Charles, MO
636-866-0248

St. Charles Fence & Deck Co.
8485 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-240-4935

Custom Cleaning
211 Hughes Ln
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-447-2299

The Vacuum Shop
380 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
Saint Peters, MO 63376
636-397-1566

Kirk’s Electric
1160 W Terra Ln
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-240-1661

Show Me Blinds & Shutters
2561 Abbydale Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-928-2872

Lawn Authority
1004 Donner Pass
St. Peters, MO 63376
636-928-5296

David Anslinger MD, Auriculo-Staple
199 Feise Rd
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-379-5934

Abilene’s Restaurant
275 North Service Rd
Wright City, MO 63390
636-745-7445

Patriot Sunrooms - St. Charles
1831 Scherer Pkwy
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-916-1100

Curt Drew (Lori Drew’s husband)
2 Crossroads Plz
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-379-8500


Stefanina’s Pizzeria
8645 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
OFallon, MO 63366
636-272-3499

Leave it to Weaver Home & Commercial Improvements
304 Tcw Ct, O Fallon, MO 63366
http://www.leaveit2weaver.com
636-561-8424

Surface Sealers
314-565-6144

El Patron Mexican Restaurant
8600 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-281-8226

Seamus McDaniel’s
7434 Village Center Dr
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-561-8089

Philly Grill
2508 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368-6625
636-379-8646

El Azteca Mexican Restaurant
4265 Keaton Crossing Blvd
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-300-1123

The Crooked Tree Coffee House
559 1 Capitol Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-669-5282

Max & Erma’s
2024 Mid Rivers Mall
Saint Peters, MO 63376
636-970-1900

Stumpy’s Barbeque
2924 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-978-6889 or 636-939-3555

Cecil Whittaker’s Pizza
2968 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-978-0001

Angelino’s Pizzeria
114 Triad Ctr W
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-272-3339

Great Wall Buffet and Grill
2867 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Saint Charles, MO 63303
636-724-8555

Dairy Queen
2675 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-240-0014

Talayna’s World Class Pizza
340 N Main St
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-896-9447

JJ’s Restaurant
200 Fort Zumwalt Sq
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-978-1737

Noll’s Restaurant & Lounge
519 S Service Rd W
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-281-9228

Madison’s Caf
2974 Highway K
O’Fallon, MO 63368
636-978-7355

Richbuilt Basements
1805 Everest Ave
O’Fallon, MO 63366
636-978-3479

**Note: A couple of clients already withdrew their advertising**

Enjoy the meal!

22 November 2007

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



I will be working a double shift today, but the rest of you enjoy!

Douche Of The Week 11.22.07

I am posting this week's "Douche Of The Week" early due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

This will be short and sweet, because all of the background info is on a previous post.

Between the above story, and alittle help from Danny Vice, this weeks "Douche Of The Week" award goes to the Drew Family of O'Fallon, MO.

Drew Family Picture



For MURDERING 13 year old Megan Meier, feeling NO REMORSE for the act, and even acting smug about it, Lori Drew and her Family corner the title "Douche Of The Week".



PS: Happy Thanksgiving!

19 November 2007

Goodbye Mister Whipple



Actor Who Played Mr. Whipple Dies

LOS ANGELES - Dick Wilson, the actor and pitchman who played the uptight grocer begging customers "Please, don't squeeze the Charmin," died Monday. He was 91.

The man famous as TV's "Mr. Whipple" died of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, said his daughter Melanie Wilson, who is known for her role as a flight attendant on the ABC sitcom "Perfect Strangers."

Over 21 years, Wilson made more than 500 commercials as Mr. George Whipple, a man consumed with keeping bubbly housewives from fondling the soft toilet paper. The punch line of most spots was that Whipple himself was a closeted Charmin-squeezer.

Wilson also played a drunk on several episodes of "Bewitched," as appeared as various characters on "Hogan's Heroes," "The Bob Newhart Show," and Walt Disney productions.

The first of his Charmin commercials aired in 1964 and by the time the campaign ended in 1985, the tag line and Wilson were pop culture touchstones.

"Everybody says, 'Where did they find you?' I say I was never lost. I've been an actor for 55 years," Wilson told the San Francisco Examiner in 1985.

Though Wilson said he initially resisted commercial work, he learned to appreciate its nuance.

"It's the hardest thing to do in the entire acting realm. You've got 24 seconds to introduce yourself, introduce the product, say something nice about it and get off gracefully."

Dennis Legault, Procter & Gamble's Charmin brand manager, said in a statement that Wilson deserves much of the credit for the product's success in the marketplace. He called the Mr. Whipple character "one of the most recognizable faces in the history of American advertising."

After Wilson retired, he continued to do occasional guest appearances for the brand and act on television. He declared himself not impressed with modern cinema.

"The kind of pictures they're making today, I'll stick with toilet paper," he told The Associated Press in 1985.

Procter & Gamble eventually replaced the Whipple ads with cartoon bears, but brought Wilson (as Whipple) back for an encore in 1999. The ad showed Wilson "coming out of retirement" against the advice of his golfing and poker buddies for one more chance to sell Charmin.

"He is part of the culture," his daughter said. "He was still funny to the very end. That's his legacy."

He was born in England in 1916, the son of a vaudeville entertainer and a singer. He moved to Canada as a child, serving in the Canadian Air Force during World War II, and became a U.S. citizen in 1954, he told the AP.

In addition to Melanie, Wilson is survived by his wife, Meg; a son, Stuart; and another daughter, Wendy.

Fun Monday 11.19.07

Karisma is hosting this week's Fun Monday.

The Rules:

"I want you to take a trip down memory lane, and keep right on going, right back to your childhood. And I want to hear "THAT STORY". You remember the one? Yes, you do! The one your parents, siblings, extended family or friends, would never let you forget, live down or get over!"


Well, I'll try to remember that far back. No pictures to post, since all of my childhood pictures are back home in New York. Now this is a story that only my mother would remember.

Time warp back to 1978. I was 11 years old, and attending Catholic School. During Lunch Recess, I tied someone's shoe laces together, and no one could untie the knots. The nun, in all of her wisdom, concluded that I could not be at the school for lunch anymore. Before you ask, even in the 1970's, there was no open campus in elementary school. Now she made one minor mistake which starts my month-long adventure. She failed to notify my parents that I was going to be eating lunch off school grounds for an hour at a time.

Month Of Culinary Bliss

Imagine. A piggy bank full of silver dollars, and every restaurant within a half hour's walk at my disposal. All I had to do is not get killed for an hour. Micky D's, Seven Stars Chinese Take Out, KFC, Gino's Cheese Steaks, etc... I think I gained twenty pounds in that month.

All Good Things...

So here I am, eating like a king, then the money runs out. Panicked, I decided to take my life into my hands, and tell my mother.

Things were said when I told my mom. The only words from her I remember are "For a MONTH?!?" The very next day, my mother went to the school, and had a heart to heart chat with Sister Francis. From that time on, the nun not only let me eat at school again, but she was rather nice to me. Did mom punish me? Nope. She figured that walking around in an area that featured a body every other week was punishment enough. She did not even tell my Dad.

From time to time, mom still remembers the above event.

Lessons Learned

>Do not tie any knot that cannot be undone.

>Always save your change. You never know when you will need it.

>Keep your kids away from nuns. Some of them could be sadistic.

18 November 2007

300

GUNZ posted this on his blog. I think it was too funny to pass up.

15 November 2007

TERRORIST BLOOPERS

Internet Bullies Hit A New Low

**Note: A long, but sad story**

STORY

His name was Josh Evans. He was 16 years old. And he was hot.

"Mom! Mom! Mom! Look at him!" Tina Meier recalls her daughter saying.

Josh had contacted Megan Meier through her MySpace page and wanted to be added as a friend.Yes, he's cute, Tina Meier told her daughter. "Do you know who he is?"

"No, but look at him! He's hot! Please, please, can I add him?"

Mom said yes. And for six weeks Megan and Josh - under Tina's watchful eye - became acquainted in the virtual world of MySpace.

Josh said he was born in Florida and recently had moved to O'Fallon. He was homeschooled. He played the guitar and drums.

He was from a broken home: "when i was 7 my dad left me and my mom and my older brother and my newborn brother 3 boys god i know poor mom yeah she had such a hard time when we were younger finding work to pay for us after he loeft."

As for 13-year-old Megan, of Dardenne Prairie, this is how she expressed who she was:

M is for Modern

E is for Enthusiastic

G is for Goofy

A is for Alluring

N is for Neglected.

She loved swimming, boating, fishing, dogs, rap music and boys. But her life had not always been easy, her mother says.

She was heavy and for years had tried to lose weight. She had attention deficit disorder and battled depression. Back in third grade she had talked about suicide, Tina says, and ever since had seen a therapist.

But things were going exceptionally well. She had shed 20 pounds, getting down to 175. She was 5 foot 5½ inches tall.

She had just started eighth grade at a new school, Immaculate Conception, in Dardenne Prairie, where she was on the volleyball team. She had attended Fort Zumwalt public schools before that.

Amid all these positives, Tina says, her daughter decided to end a friendship with a girlfriend who lived down the street from them. The girls had spent much of seventh grade alternating between being friends and, the next day, not being friends, Tina says.

Part of the reason for Megan's rosy outlook was Josh, Tina says. After school, Megan would rush to the computer.

"Megan had a lifelong struggle with weight and self-esteem," Tina says. "And now she finally had a boy who she thought really thought she was pretty."

It did seem odd, Tina says, that Josh never asked for Megan's phone number. And when Megan asked for his, she says, Josh said he didn't have a cell and his mother did not yet have a landline.

And then on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, Megan received a puzzling and disturbing message from Josh. Tina recalls that it said: "I don't know if I want to be friends with you anymore because I've heard that you are not very nice to your friends."

Frantic, Megan shot back: "What are you talking about?"

SHADOWY CYBERSPACE

Tina Meier was wary of the cyber-world of MySpace and its 70 million users. People are not always who they say they are.

Tina knew firsthand. Megan and the girl down the block, the former friend, once had created a fake MySpace account, using the photo of a good-looking girl as a way to talk to boys online, Tina says. When Tina found out, she ended Megan's access.

MySpace has rules. A lot of them. There are nine pages of terms and conditions. The long list of prohibited content includes sexual material. And users must be at least 14.

"Are you joking?" Tina asks. "There are fifth-grade girls who have MySpace accounts."

As for sexual content, Tina says, most parents have no clue how much there is. And Megan wasn't 14 when she opened her account. To join, you are asked your age but there is no check. The accounts are free.

As Megan's 14th birthday approached, she pleaded for her mom to give her another chance on MySpace, and Tina relented.

She told Megan she would be all over this account, monitoring it. Megan didn't always make good choices because of her ADD, Tina says. And this time, Megan's page would be set to private and only Mom and Dad would have the password.

'GOD-AWFUL FEELING'

Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, was a rainy, bleak day. At school, Megan had handed out invitations to her upcoming birthday party and when she got home she asked her mother to log on to MySpace to see if Josh had responded.

Why did he suddenly think she was mean? Who had he been talking to?

Tina signed on. But she was in a hurry. She had to take her younger daughter, Allison, to the orthodontist.

Before Tina could get out the door it was clear Megan was upset. Josh still was sending troubling messages. And he apparently had shared some of Megan's messages with others.

Tina recalled telling Megan to sign off.

"I will Mom," Megan said. "Let me finish up."

Tina was pressed for time. She had to go. But once at the orthodontist's office she called Megan: Did you sign off?

"No, Mom. They are all being so mean to me."

"You are not listening to me, Megan! Sign off, now!"

Fifteen minutes later, Megan called her mother. By now Megan was in tears.

"They are posting bulletins about me." A bulletin is like a survey. "Megan Meier is a slut. Megan Meier is fat."

Megan was sobbing hysterically. Tina was furious that she had not signed off.

Once Tina returned home she rushed into the basement where the computer was. Tina was shocked at the vulgar language her daughter was firing back at people.

"I am so aggravated at you for doing this!" she told Megan.

Megan ran from the computer and left, but not without first telling Tina, "You're supposed to be my mom! You're supposed to be on my side!"

On the stairway leading to her second-story bedroom, Megan ran into her father, Ron.

"I grabbed her as she tried to go by," Ron says. "She told me that some kids were saying horrible stuff about her and she didn't understand why. I told her it's OK. I told her that they obviously don't know her. And that it would be fine."

Megan went to her room and Ron went downstairs to the kitchen, where he and Tina talked about what had happened, the MySpace account, and made dinner.

Twenty minutes later, Tina suddenly froze in mid-sentence.

"I had this God-awful feeling and I ran up into her room and she had hung herself in the closet."

Megan Taylor Meier died the next day, three weeks before her 14th birthday.

Later that day, Ron opened his daughter's MySpace account and viewed what he believes to be the final message Megan saw - one the FBI would be unable to retrieve from the hard drive.

It was from Josh and, according to Ron's best recollection, it said, "Everybody in O'Fallon knows how you are. You are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a shitty rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you."

BEYOND GRIEF INTO FURY

Tina and Ron saw a grief counselor. Tina went to a couple of Parents After Loss of Suicide meetings, as well.

They tried to message Josh Evans, to let him know the deadly power of mean words. But his MySpace account had been deleted.

The day after Megan's death, they went down the street to comfort the family of the girl who had once been Megan's friend. They let the girl and her family know that although she and Megan had their ups and down, Megan valued her friendship.

They also attended the girl's birthday party, although Ron had to leave when it came time to sing "Happy Birthday." The Meiers went to the father's 50th birthday celebration. In addition, the Meiers stored a foosball table, a Christmas gift, for that family.

Six weeks after Megan died, on a Saturday morning, a neighbor down the street, a different neighbor, one they didn't know well, called and insisted that they meet that morning at a counselor's office in northern O'Fallon.

The woman would not provide details. Ron and Tina went. Their grief counselor was there. As well as a counselor from Fort Zumwalt West Middle School.

The neighbor from down the street, a single mom with a daughter the same age as Megan, informed the Meiers that Josh Evans never existed.

She told the Meiers that Josh Evans was created by adults, a family on their block. These adults, she told the Meiers, were the parents of Megan's former girlfriend, the one with whom she had a falling out. These were the people who'd asked the Meiers to store their foosball table.

The single mother, for this story, requested that her name not be used. She said her daughter, who had carpooled with the family that was involved in creating the phony MySpace account, had the password to the Josh Evans account and had sent one message - the one Megan received (and later retrieved off the hard drive) the night before she took her life.

"She had been encouraged to join in the joke," the single mother said.

The single mother said her daughter feels the guilt of not saying something sooner and for writing that message. Her daughter didn't speak out sooner because she'd known the other family for years and thought that what they were doing must be OK because, after all, they were trusted adults.

On the night the ambulance came for Megan, the single mother said, before it left the Meiers' house her daughter received a call. It was the woman behind the creation of the Josh Evans account. She had called to tell the girl that something had happened to Megan and advised the girl not to mention the MySpace account.

AX AND SLEDGEHAMMER

The Meiers went home and tore into the foosball table.

Tina used an ax and Ron a sledgehammer. They put the pieces in Ron's pickup and dumped them in their neighbor's driveway. Tina spray painted "Merry Christmas" on the box.

According to Tina, Megan had gone on vacations with this family. They knew how she struggled with depression, that she took medication.

"I know that they did not physically come up to our house and tie a belt around her neck," Tina says. "But when adults are involved and continue to screw with a 13-year-old - with or without mental problems - it is absolutely vile.

"She wanted to get Megan to feel like she was liked by a boy and let everyone know this was a false MySpace and have everyone laugh at her.

"I don't feel their intentions were for her to kill herself. But that's how it ended."

'GAINING MEGAN'S CONFIDENCE'

That same day, the family down the street tried to talk to the Meiers. Ron asked friends to convince them to leave before he physically harmed them.

In a letter dated Nov. 30, 2006, the family tells Ron and Tina, "We are sorry for the extreme pain you are going through and can only imagine how difficult it must be. We have every compassion for you and your family."

The Suburban Journals have decided not to name the family out of consideration for their teenage daughter.

The mother declined comment.

"I have been advised not to give out any information and I apologize for that," she says. "I would love to sit here and talk to you about it but I can't."

She was informed that without her direct comment the newspaper would rely heavily on the police report she filed with the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department regarding the destroyed foosball table.

"I will tell you that the police report is totally wrong," the mother said. "We have worked on getting that changed. I would just be very careful about what you write."

Lt. Craig McGuire, spokesman for the sheriff's department, said he is unaware of anyone contacting the department to alter the report.

"We stand behind the report as written," McGuire says. "There was no supplement to it. What is in the report is what we believe she told us."

The police report - without using the mother's name - states:

"(She) stated in the months leading up Meier's daughter's suicide, she instigated and monitored a 'my space' account which was created for the sole purpose of communicating with Meier's daughter.

"(She) said she, with the help of temporary employee named ------ constructed a profile of 'good looking' male on 'my space' in order to 'find out what Megan (Meier's daughter) was saying on-line' about her daughter. (She) explained the communication between the fake male profile and Megan was aimed at gaining Megan's confidence and finding out what Megan felt about her daughter and other people.

"(She) stated she, her daughter and (the temporary employee) all typed, read and monitored the communication between the fake male profile and Megan …..

"According to (her) 'somehow' other 'my space' users were able to access the fake male profile and Megan found out she had been duped. (She) stated she knew 'arguments' had broken out between Megan and others on 'my space.' (She) felt this incident contributed to Megan's suicide, but she did not feel 'as guilty' because at the funeral she found out 'Megan had tried to commit suicide before.'"

Tina says her daughter died thinking Josh was real and that she never before attempted suicide.

"She was the happiest she had ever been in her life," Ron says.

After years of wearing braces, Megan was scheduled to have them removed the day she died. And she was looking forward to her birthday party.

"She and her mom went shopping and bought a new dress," Ron says. "She wanted to make this grand entrance with me carrying her down the stairs. I never got to see her in that dress until the funeral."

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES

It does not appear that there will be criminal charges filed in connection with Megan's death.

"We did not have a charge to fit it," McGuire says. "I don't know that anybody can sit down and say, 'This is why this young girl took her life.'"

The Meiers say the matter also was investigated by the FBI, which analyzed the family computer and conducted interviews. Ron said a stumbling block is that the FBI was unable to retrieve the electronic messages from Megan's final day, including that final message that only Ron saw.

The Meiers do not plan to file a civil lawsuit. Here's what they want: They want the law changed, state or federal, so that what happened to Megan - at the hands of an adult - is a crime.

THE AFTERMATH IS PAIN

The Meiers are divorcing. Ron says Tina was as vigilant as a parent could be in monitoring Megan on MySpace. Yet she blames herself.

"I have this awful, horrible guilt and this I can never change," she said. "Ever."

Ron struggles daily with the loss of a daughter who, no matter how low she felt, tried to make others laugh and feel a little bit better.

He has difficulty maintaining focus and has kept his job as a tool and die maker through the grace and understanding of his employer, he says. His emotions remain jagged, on edge.

Christine Buckles lives in the same Waterford Crossing subdivision. In her view, everyone in the subdivision knows of Megan's death, but few know of the other family's involvement.

Tina says she and Ron have dissuaded angry friends and family members from vandalizing the other home for one, and only one, reason.

"The police will think we did it," Tina says.

Ron faces a misdemeanor charge of property damage. He is accused of driving his truck across the lawn of the family down the street, doing $1,000 in damage, in March. A security camera the neighbors installed on their home allegedly caught him.

It was Tina, a real estate agent, who helped the other family purchase their home on the same block 2½ years ago.

"I just wish they would go away, move," Ron says.

Vicki Dunn, Tina's aunt, last month placed signs in and near the neighborhood on the anniversary of Megan's death.

They read: "Justice for Megan Meier," "Call the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney," and "MySpace Impersonator in Your Neighborhood."

On the window outside Megan's room is an ornamental angel that Ron turns on almost every night. Inside are pictures of boys, posters of Usher, Beyonce and on the dresser a tube of instant bronzer.

"She was all about getting a tan," Ron says.

He has placed the doors back on the closet. Megan had them off.

If only she had waited, talked to someone, or just made it to dinner, then through the evening, and then on to the beginning of a new day in what could have been a remarkable life.

If she had, he says, there is no doubt she would have chosen to live. Instead, there is so much pain.

"She never would have wanted to see her parents divorce," Ron says.

Ultimately, it was Megan's choice to do what she did, he says. "But it was like someone handed her a loaded gun."


Robocop's Comment: (RAGE ON)

Those unnamed perpetrators of this travesty need to be fucking hanged. A Foxnews interview with neighbors indicated that the perps had NO REMORSE. The civic minded citizens of O'Fallon need to make things right. When the law fails to provide justice, there comes a time when justice must be satisfied by the ordinary citizens. I feel for the victim, and her family. May God look over them. I feel SOMETHING for the perps. May God DEAL with them. RAGE OFF



Exodus 21:23-25 (KJV)

23And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,

24Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

25Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

14 November 2007

Douche Of The Week 11.14.07

First a long introduction in the form of this STORY.

Ga. Governor Prays for Rain at Capitol

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue stepped up to a podium outside the state Capitol on Tuesday and led a solemn crowd of several hundred people in a prayer for rain on his drought-stricken state.

"We've come together here simply for one reason and one reason only: To very reverently and respectfully pray up a storm," Perdue said after a choir provided a hymn.

Georgia and its neighboring states are caught in a drought that threatens public water supplies. Perdue has ordered water restrictions, launched a legal battle against the release of water from federal reservoirs and appealed to President Bush.

"It's time to appeal to him who can and will make a difference," Perdue told the crowd.

A church choir belted out "What a Mighty God We Serve" and "Amazing Grace" as a keyboardist swayed to the rhythm. While preachers spoke, worshippers chanted "amen," and some stood with eyes closed and arms outstretched.

"God, we need you," Perdue said. "We need rain."

The hourlong event was billed as an interfaith ceremony but only three Protestant ministers joined Perdue, who is a Baptist, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Nearby, some 20 demonstrators from the Atlanta Freethought Society staged a protest against the holding of a religious observance at the seat of state government. Police moved them when they cordoned off the streets before the event, and none were in sight at the end of the service.

Meteorologists said earlier this week there was a slight possibility of rain Tuesday, with some more rain in the forecast Wednesday. After that, little rain was predicted for the rest of the week. The rainfall deficit in Athens and Atlanta is 16 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

"I believe in miracles," declared Pastor Maurice Watson of Beulahland Bible Church. "How about you?"



Now in case any of you are unaware, the State Of Georgia has been in a major drought situation for quite sometime. The Governor of Georgia decided to appeal to his boss, The Lord, to help out with the situation. He did this out of the state capitol building, and invited all with numerous faiths to this service. This story was so obscured that I was not even aware of this prayer service until today.

This week, I am on vacation. The downside to vacations where travel is not involved is that the television gets to work overtime. My wife, Debs is into this show called "The View." Not exactly the show a man would watch on purpose, except when Rosie got spanked by Elisabeth Hasselbeck a couple of months ago.

Today, I got to accidentally see this show. Whoopi Goldberg brought up the story about the Georgia prayer service. Almost immediately, resident socialist Joy Behar



got into a "separation of Church and State rant." Whoopi, to her credit, pointed out that this prayer service was not conducted in the state building. Comrade Joy then shifted to the opinion that a governor should not be practicing prayer. Co-Host Sherri Sheperd pointed out Georgia's drought situation, and that no harm would be done appealing to the Highest Authority. Comrade Joy then shifted her anti-religious attack to focus on science versus religion. Now for the ballbuster: Sherri then pointed out that rain was now predicted in Georgia.

Comrade Joy, now resembling a clubbed baby seal, finished off her rant with her "religious background", and restating her flawed opinion that science will always prevail over religion. Now she was out of ammo. Beaten like a road kill, the topic of the show then changed.

In case you have not guess it yet, this week's "Douche Of The Week" award goes to Joy Behar. Reasons Cited:

>If she indeed had a religious background, she sure as hell forgot where she came from. We can all guess where she is going.

>She also forgot that a governor, president, judge, etc.. are all human beings, WITH a soul. There is nothing wrong with asking the ultimate Boss for help.

>She is an Atheist and a hypocrite.

Sorry for the long introduction to the winner, but it had to be done. Enjoy!


Apartment-1, Home Invaders-0

STORY


Intruder shot in North Dallas

DALLAS — Dallas police are investigating the shooting of a home invasion suspect late Tuesday night.

Investigators said the man broke into an apartment in the 9700 block of Forest Lane around 11:30 p.m. A man in the apartment shot the intruder, according to police.

Police were questioning three witnesses early Wednesday and they believe the shooter was one of the three.

The intruder was on life support at a local hospital Wednesday.


Robocop's Comment:

It sucks to be him. What they need is a law where the perp (or his estate) pays for the round that took him out.

Chalk Up One For The Good Guys

STORY


New York Governor Spitzer Abandons Driver's Licenses for Illegals Plan

WASHINGTON —
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to abandon a plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, officials familiar with the decision told The Associated Press Tuesday night.

The governor is due to meet Wednesday morning with New York's congressional delegation, many of whom openly oppose the program. Debate over the issue also has spilled into New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign.

The governor's office signaled to New York lawmakers Tuesday that Spitzer will say at the meeting that he is shelving the plan and that immigration is a federal issue to be handled by Washington, according to congressional aides who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made.

Last month, Spitzer sought to salvage the license effort by striking a deal with the Department of Homeland Security to create three distinct types of state driver's licenses: one "enhanced" that will be as secure as a passport; a second-tier license good for boarding airplanes; and a third marked not valid for federal purposes that would be available to illegal immigrants and others.

Clinton has been criticized by her Democratic and Republican rivals for her noncommittal answers on the subject. She has said she sympathizes with governors like Spitzer who are forced to confront the issue of immigration because the federal government has not enacted immigration reform. She has not taken a position on the actual plan offered by Spitzer.

A Spitzer spokeswoman did not immediately reply to an e-mail seeking comment.

The governor introduced the plan with the goal of increased security, safer roads and an opportunity to bring immigrants "out of the shadows."

Opponents charged Spitzer would make it easier for would-be terrorists to get identification, and make the country less safe. Many New Yorkers agreed with them.

About 70 percent of New Yorkers oppose the license plan, according to a Siena College poll of 625 registered state voters released Tuesday. The poll, conducted Nov. 5-8, had a sampling margin of 3.9 percentage points.

"As I've said on numerous occasions, this is a tough issue," Spitzer said Tuesday in New York City. "And it's one where we're continuing to try to talk to the public, explain why we took the position that I have thus far, and explain what issues we're trying to address. But I understand — you don't need to see the most recent poll to understand that this is an issue that has touched a nerve in the public and we're trying to address that in a thoughtful, modulated way, and then we'll see where we go."

Assembly minority leader James Tedisco and Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno have argued the governor's plan is illegal and opens a door for terrorists. Both welcomed the report that Spitzer was preparing to abandon the plan.

"Governor Spitzer abandoned his plan to give licenses to illegal aliens because the people of this state abandoned him and overwhelmingly said he was wrong," Bruno said in a statement Tuesday night. "It was also recognition that we were prepared to stop any effort to allow such an ill-conceived and wrong-headed plan to go forward."

Republican Tedisco called the governor's reported change of direction "a great victory for New Yorkers and all Americans."


Robocop's Comment:

There is hope for my old home state after all. Not much hope, but I'll take what I can get. Now if only Texas would stop kissing the asses of illegals, I would be very happy.

13 November 2007

Another Toy I Might Want



This would be AFTER I fill the dream sheet I posted awhile back.

A Proper Way To Become A Citizen



STORY

Soldiers Fighting For U.S. Become Citizens

At Airbase Anaconda in Iraq, Brig. Gen. Gregory Couch pondered the irony, "We're swearing in new American citizens in one of Saddam Hussein's theaters, a place that was accustomed to a different type of spectacle."

For Veteran's Day 2007, 178 U.S. military men and women serving in Iraq became citizens of the country for which they are fighting, the United States. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff made the trip to Iraq's largest airbase to preside over the legalization ceremony of servicemen and women who traced their birthplaces to more than 53 nations scattered around the globe.

In 2004, President Bush signed into law an executive order to accelerate "naturalization during a period of hostility" for those who are serving in the American military. So far, more than 4,000 have become citizens under the new law, but up to 40,000 are eligible.

Marine Cpl. Tintu Parameswar, born in India, took advantage of the immigration fast-track while deployed to Iraq. The corporal has lived in the United States since the age of three, is currently on his second tour in Fallujah and serves with the 2nd Tank Battalion.

"There are more job opportunities," the corporal said about his decision to become a citizen. He'd like to make a career out of the military and intends to re-enlist during this tour.

Every single Iraqi and Afghan interpreter I've met has expressed interest in emigrating to the United States, but like anyone who has attempted to deal with the naturalization process knows, there are obstacles. The American embassy in Iraq is not a "visa issuing post." Iraqi interpreters who work with the American military are forced to go to an embassy outside of Iraq, which will require yet another visa.

At Airbase Anaconda in Iraq, Brig. Gen. Gregory Couch pondered the irony, "We're swearing in new American citizens in one of Saddam Hussein's theaters, a place that was accustomed to a different type of spectacle."

For Veteran's Day 2007, 178 U.S. military men and women serving in Iraq became citizens of the country for which they are fighting, the United States. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff made the trip to Iraq's largest airbase to preside over the legalization ceremony of servicemen and women who traced their birthplaces to more than 53 nations scattered around the globe.


Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff happy to deal with applicants who have 'earned their citizenship'

In 2004, President Bush signed into law an executive order to accelerate "naturalization during a period of hostility" for those who are serving in the American military. So far, more than 4,000 have become citizens under the new law, but up to 40,000 are eligible.

Marine Cpl. Tintu Parameswar, born in India, took advantage of the immigration fast-track while deployed to Iraq. The corporal has lived in the United States since the age of three, is currently on his second tour in Fallujah and serves with the 2nd Tank Battalion.

"There are more job opportunities," the corporal said about his decision to become a citizen. He'd like to make a career out of the military and intends to re-enlist during this tour.

Every single Iraqi and Afghan interpreter I've met has expressed interest in emigrating to the United States, but like anyone who has attempted to deal with the naturalization process knows, there are obstacles. The American embassy in Iraq is not a "visa issuing post." Iraqi interpreters who work with the American military are forced to go to an embassy outside of Iraq, which will require yet another visa.

Secretary Chertoff said immigration for Iraqi interpreters is an issue he intends to discuss with Ambassador Crocker upon returning to Baghdad. A government official said there were approximately 500 spots for immigrants with this special status.

The troops assembled in the Anaconda movie theater left their units to come from all over Iraq and raise their right hand to discard any "allegiance to foreign powers." I spoke to troops who had tried to do this on their own, back home and had stopped the process because it was too time consuming. There were others who had missed an important immigration interview because of duties and deployment. Still others, daunted by the task, had intended to get to it – eventually.

"This is a one-stop shop for immigration", said Emilio Gonzalez, director of Citizenship and Immigration Services and a former soldier himself. His employees were happy to travel to Iraq, from Italy, and process these applications.

One applicant, Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Brownie with 82nd Airborne, 2nd Brigade out of Fort Bragg, N. C., was born in Alberta, Canada. After middle school, high school and now the Army, Daniel has lived in the United States for most of his life.

But how did this Canadian national feel about being in Iraq and serving a country where he did not have the right to vote?

"I support our mission, I signed up for this," said Brownie. "I wanted to be a part of something greater than myself."

It's a little publicized fact many Canadians crossed the border to enlist in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.

Of course, joining the American military meant the possibility of serving in a combat zone. Why not stay in Canada and join that service?

"I couldn't stand up tall and tell people 'I'm in the Canadian Army,'" he said. "I didn't even know they had an army."

Canadian military action is poorly viewed by a French and English-speaking public that gets nosebleeds just reading about the American military. So, how did Brownie come to have a different opinion about the American military machine?

"I love to be able to say I'm a part of the strongest military in the world."

The staff sergeant actually re-enlisted on the 4th of July this year.

When asked his opinion on the current illegal immigration debate, he was straight-forward. "I work in the Army and I have to go through the system, everyone else should go through the system too."

The general opinion of the men and women who finally arrived at their destination after a long journey is that citizenship is something to be earned.

During the initial press conference before the naturalization ceremony, a reporter from Newsweek asked, "Has there been any evidence of people joining the military just to get citizenship?"

Chertoff and most of the members of the military in the room openly laughed.

"There are far easier ways of doing it," Brig. Gen. Couch said.

He's right. Those who serve and risk their lives for a country not entirely their own have taken a harder test to naturalization than anyone else. Many servicemen killed in action have been posthumously granted citizenship.

"It's a privilege to become an American," said Brownie.


Robocop's Comment:

If a foreign national fights for OUR freedoms, then he richly deserves American Citizenship. These would be what we refer as the "good aliens." If I had the power, I would look back into history for ways to treat our Veterans. The Romans granted all of their veterans a plot of land, Citizenship (if they were not already citizens), and they were free from all taxes for the rest of their lives. We are supposed to be better in these "enlightened" times. Apparently we are not that enlightened. Congrats to those new citizens. Welcome aboard!

12 November 2007

Veteran Paul W. Tibbets Jr. Dies At 92




**Note: This is dated November 2, 2007. My Veterans Day post is below this one**


STORY


Paul W. Tibbets Jr., Pilot of Enola Gay, Dies at 92

Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the commander and pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the final days of World War II, died yesterday at his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was 92.

His granddaughter Kia Tibbets, of Columbus, said in confirming the death that General Tibbets had been in failing health for several months.

In the hours before dawn on Aug. 6, 1945, the Enola Gay lifted off from the island of Tinian carrying a uranium atomic bomb assembled under extraordinary secrecy in the vast endeavor known as the Manhattan Project.

Six and a half hours later, under clear skies, then-Colonel Tibbets, of the Army Air Forces, guided the four-engine plane he had named in honor of his mother toward the bomb’s aiming point, the T-shaped Aioi Bridge in the center of Hiroshima, the site of an important Japanese Army headquarters.

At 8:15 a.m. local time, the bomb known to its creators as Little Boy dropped free at an altitude of 31,000 feet. Forty-three seconds later, at 1,890 feet above ground zero, it exploded in a nuclear inferno that left tens of thousands dead and dying and turned much of Hiroshima, a city of some 250,000 at the time, into a scorched ruin.

Estimates for the dead and injured in the bombing have varied widely over the years. A summary report by the United States Strategic Bombing Survey issued on July 1, 1946, estimated that 60,000 to 70,000 people had been killed and 50,000 injured.

After releasing the bomb, Colonel Tibbets executed a well-rehearsed diving turn to avoid the blast effect.

In his memoir “The Tibbets Story,” he told of “the awesome sight that met our eyes as we turned for a heading that would take us alongside the burning, devastated city.”

“The giant purple mushroom, which the tail-gunner had described, had already risen to a height of 45,000 feet, 3 miles above our own altitude, and was still boiling upward like something terribly alive,” he remembered.

Three days later, an even more powerful atomic bomb — a plutonium device — was dropped on Nagasaki from a B-29 flown by Maj. Charles W. Sweeney.

On Aug. 15, Japan surrendered, bringing World War II to an end.

The crews who flew the atomic strikes were seen by Americans as saviors who had averted the huge casualties that were expected to result from an invasion of Japan. But questions were eventually raised concerning the morality of atomic warfare and the need for the Truman administration to drop the bomb in order to secure Japan’s surrender.

General Tibbets became a symbolic figure in the controversy, but he never wavered in defense of his mission.

“I was anxious to do it,” he told an interviewer for a documentary, “The Men Who Brought the Dawn,” marking the 50th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. “I wanted to do everything that I could to subdue Japan. I wanted to kill the bastards. That was the attitude of the United States in those years.” “I have been convinced that we saved more lives than we took,” he said, referring to both American and Japanese casualties from an invasion of Japan. “It would have been morally wrong if we’d have had that weapon and not used it and let a million more people die.”

Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr. was born on Feb. 23, 1915, in Quincy, Ill. His father was a salesman in a family grocery business. His mother, the former Enola Gay Haggard, grew up on an Iowa farm and was named for a character in a novel her father was reading shortly before she was born.

The family moved to Miami, and at age 12 Paul Tibbets took a ride with a barnstorming pilot and dropped Baby Ruth candy bars on Hialeah racetrack in a promotional stunt for the Curtiss Candy Company. He was thrilled by flight, and though his father wanted him to be a doctor, his mother encouraged him to pursue his dream.

After attending the University of Florida and the University of Cincinnati, he joined the Army Air Corps in 1937.

On Aug. 17, 1942, he led a dozen B-17 Flying Fortresses on the first daylight raid by an American squadron on German-occupied Europe, bombing railroad marshaling yards in the French city of Rouen. He flew Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gibraltar in November 1942 en route to the launching of Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, and participated in the first bombing missions of that campaign.

After returning to the United States to test the newly developed B-29, the first intercontinental bomber, he was told in September 1944 of the most closely held secret of the war: scientists were working to harness the power of atomic energy to create a bomb of such destruction that it could end the war.

He was ordered to find the best pilots, navigators, bombardiers and supporting crewmen and mold them into a unit that would deliver that bomb from a B-29.

Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves Jr., who oversaw the Manhattan Project, said in his memoir “Now It Can Be Told” that Colonel Tibbets had been selected to train the crews because “he was a superb pilot of heavy planes, with years of military flying experience, and was probably as familiar with the B-29 as anyone in the service.”

He took command of the newly created 509th Composite Group, a unit of 1,800 men who trained amid extraordinary security at Wendover Field in Utah.

In the summer of 1945, Colonel Tibbets oversaw his unit’s transfer for additional training on Tinian, in the Northern Marianas. On July 16, an atomic bomb was successfully tested in the New Mexico desert, and when Japan ignored a surrender demand issued at the Potsdam Conference, Colonel Tibbets completed final preparations to drop a uranium bomb.

The Enola Gay, with a crew of 12, carried out a flawless mission, delivering the bomb on time, almost precisely on target and with no opposition from Japanese fighters. When the plane returned to Tinian, Gen. Carl Spaatz, the commander of the Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific, presented Colonel Tibbets with the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army Air Forces’ highest award for valor after the Medal of Honor.

Remaining in the military after the war, he served with the Strategic Air Command, the nation’s nuclear bombing force, and became a one-star general. After retiring in 1966, he was president of Executive Jet Aviation, an air-taxi company in Columbus.

General Tibbets is survived by his wife, Andrea; his sons Paul 3rd, of North Carolina; Gene, of Alabama, and James, of Columbus; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. His marriage to his first wife, Lucy, ended in divorce.

Kia Tibbets said her grandfather would be cremated. “He didn’t want a funeral because he didn’t want to take the chance of protesters or anyone defacing a headstone,” she said.

General Tibbets’s wartime experiences were dramatized in the 1952 MGM movie “Above and Beyond,” in which he was portrayed by Robert Taylor.

As the years passed, however, his image suffered in some quarters. While he was deputy chief of the United States military supply mission in India in 1965, a pro-Communist newspaper denounced him as “the world’s greatest killer.” In 1976, he drew a protest from Hiroshima’s mayor, Takeshi Araki, when he flew a B-29 in a simulation of the Hiroshima bombing at an air show in Texas.

In 1995, the Enola Gay’s forward fuselage and some other parts of the plane were displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

Veterans’ groups and some members of Congress denounced a proposed text for the exhibition, contending that it portrayed the Japanese as victims and the Americans as vengeful. Their protest resulted in the resignation of the museum’s director, Dr. Martin Harwit, and the withdrawal of almost all material in the exhibition providing visitors with historical background. General Tibbets’s plane — the name Enola Gay freshly repainted — was left to speak for itself.

In December 2003, the Enola Gay found another home. Fully restored and completely assembled, it went on display at the newly opened Smithsonian air museum branch outside Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia.

The previous spring, General Tibbets visited the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond. “There is no morality in war,” The Virginian-Pilot quoted him as saying then. “A way must be found to eliminate war as a means of settling quarrels between nations.”

At the same time, General Tibbets expressed no regrets over his role in the launching of atomic warfare.

“I viewed my mission as one to save lives,” he said. “I didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor. I didn’t start the war, but I was going to finish it.”






Robocop's Comment:

I think it is fitting to give honor to General Tibbets during the observance of Veterans Day. Why you might ask? Because if it was not for him, many World War II Veterans would not only be the objects of Veterans Day, but they would have been the objects of Memorial Day. Japan surrendered because we dropped the bomb on them. Otherwise, it would have taken an actual US invasion of Japan itself to end the war. Projected US casualties would be at least one million. The Japanese casualties would have also been higher. World War II would NOT have ended in 1945. It all worked out in the end. World War II ended, and Japan is now one of our closest allies. Rest in Peace General!

10 November 2007

Veterans Day 11.11.07



HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

From one Veteran to all the rest of the Veterans, Happy Veterans Day. I salute you!
Actually, Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day when it was first created after the end of the First World War.




HISTORY

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those
who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"





Now originally, November 11th was set aside of honor World War I Veterans.

...but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.




President Dwight D. Eisenhower made it official that same year. It was now a day to honor ALL American Veterans.











TODAY

Since the creation of this holiday, much has happened. Since World War II, many more Americans stepped up when others would not, and proved the worth of this country. This includes those that served during the so-called "Cold War" including all of the conflicts that occurred during, after, up to the current War On Terror. A few things to think about:

>You praise and worship God? Thank a Veteran!
>You speak English? Thank a Veteran!
>You own your home? Thank a Veteran!
>Collect and or shoot guns? Thank a Veteran!
>You vote? Thank a Veteran!
>You blog your opinions? Thank a Veteran!
>You know your rights? Thank a Veteran!
>You generally choose your own wardrobe? Thank a Veteran!
>You think for yourself? Thank a Veteran!
>You choose to have more than one child? Thank a Veteran!
>You pointing out other things I have forgotten to list here? Thank a Veteran!

The bottom line: We owe much to our Veterans. Thank one or more on November 11th. Thank at least one every day. Pray for one.



Psalm 91

1 The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net, from the destructive plague. 4 He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day, 6 the plague that stalks in darkness, or the pestilence that ravages at noon.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you. 8 You will only see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord—my refuge, the Most High—your dwelling place,10 no harm will come to you; no plague will come near your tent.
11 For He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways.
12 They will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the young lion and the serpent. 14 Because he is lovingly devoted to Me, I will deliver him; I will exalt him because he knows My name. 15 When he calls out to Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will rescue him and give him honor. 16 I will satisfy him with a long life and show him My salvation.

HCSB

09 November 2007

What's Good For The Goose...

STORY

Students who 'desecrated' terrorist flags vindicated

In a decision hailed as a victory for free speech, a federal judge ordered San Francisco State University and the California State University system to stop enforcing speech codes used to prosecute students for the "desecration" of flags used by terrorist groups.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Wayne Brazil issued a preliminary injunction to bar the schools from enforcing several policies challenged in a lawsuit. One required students to act in accordance with SFSU "goals, principles, and policies" and another, a CSU system-wide policy, called for students "to be civil to one another."

"This decision is a vital step in the fight against unconstitutional campus speech codes," said Greg Lukianoff, president of the non-profit advocacy group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE. "The court's decision frees hundreds of thousands of students throughout the CSU system from unlawful restrictions on their expression."

The judge, who described himself at the hearing as a "friend of the First Amendment," also limited the CSU system's ability to enforce a policy prohibiting "intimidation" and "harassment," holding that the policy could only be applied to conduct that "reasonably is concluded to threaten or endanger the health or safety of any other person."

The Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund defended the SFSU College Republicans and two of the group's members in cooperation with FIRE.

As WND reported in March, the university decided – after months of pressure – not to punish College Republicans who had been accused of desecrating the name of Allah by stepping on makeshift Hezbollah and Hamas flags at an anti-terrorism rally.

The trouble began at an Oct. 17, 2006, anti-terrorism rally in which the students stepped on butcher paper painted to resemble the flags of the Middle East terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah. The College Republicans say they simply copied the script from an image on the Internet and didn't know it bore the name of Allah in Arabic script.

A student who is not a member of the club had filed a complaint with university officials after the protest.

The student claimed that the Republican students engaged in "acts of incivility" and "intimidation" and created a "hostile environment" by publicly walking over the terrorist flags.

"I believe that the complaint is [about] the desecration of Allah," a university official told the San Francisco Chronicle.

SFSU President Robert A. Corrigan eventually wrote that the Student Organization Hearing Panel "unanimously concluded that the College Republicans organization had not violated the Student Code of Conduct and that there were no grounds to support the student complaint lodged against them."

But FIRE contended the speech codes led to a "burdensome, unnecessary investigation and five months of ridicule and harassment for these students," even though they did nothing but exercise their constitutional rights.

The ADF lawsuit asked the court to strike down the ill-defined speech code policies of SFSU and the entire California State University system at issue in the investigation.

ADF attorney David Hacker said Judge Brazil's decision this week "sends a clear message to administrators in California and nationwide that they are not above the Constitution."

The San Francisco State and California State University system case is the latest victory in FIRE's Speech Codes Litigation Project, which seeks to "dismantle unconstitutional speech codes on public university campuses." Other schools wher the group has seen success are Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, Texas Tech University, the State University of New York at Brockport and California's Citrus College.

"FIRE's Speech Codes Litigation Project has ended virtually every code it has challenged," Lukianoff said. "At public universities, these vague and overbroad speech codes are unconstitutional, period. Courts have held this again and again, yet somehow the scandal of campus speech codes continues."


Robocop's Comment:

Hey, if the Libtards and terrorists can burn OUR flag, then we can burn theirs. This must invoke their "spirit" of "fair play".

08 November 2007

Fred Thompson

Douche Of The Week 11.08.07



Today is another historical day. What makes this "Douche Of The Week" award special is that the winner is a whole country, in this case, The People's Republic Of China. This is not to be confused with the good China, like Taiwan.

STORY

There are a few reasons leading to this award.

>Red China's military buildup with the intention of dominating much of Asia, including ambitions for Taiwan, Japanese territory, Australian territory, Filipino territory, etc...



>Red China's continued support for our enemies, like Iran, and Venezuela to name a couple.



>Banning Bibles from the 2008 Olympic grounds



>Killing off Fido in the form of poisonous pet food



>Trying to kill off Fido's owners with poisonous food products




>Trying to kill off our children with poisonous toy products



The million dollar question:

Why are we still trading with these assholes?

What can be done? Here are a few suggestions from Robocop:

>Kill Red China's "Preferred Trade Status"

>Support Japan's desire to dump Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution and build up their military.

>Treat Taiwan like a friend again.

Finally:

>Stop kissing Red China's ass.

8th Of November

07 November 2007

Is This Good?



STORY

U.S.-France relations on an upswing

WASHINGTON - French President Nicolas Sarkozy opened a new, cozier chapter in U.S.-French relations, saying he came to Washington with a simple message: "I wish to reconquer the heart of America in a lasting fashion."

Yet Sarkozy, whose trip included a scheduled address to Congress on Wednesday, didn't sidestep the fact that President Bush and the war in Iraq remain unpopular in his country.

"I also came to say that one can be a friend of America, and yet win elections in France," Sarkozy joked during his toast at a White House dinner where the two leaders dined on lobster bisque and lamb.

That's not something Bush would have heard from former French President Jacques Chirac who publicly clashed with Bush, especially over the war.

Sarkozy's address to a joint meeting of Congress will highlight the improved relations. In 1996, many U.S. lawmakers boycotted a similar appearance by Chirac to protest France's nuclear testing in the South Pacific.

Sarkozy will reflect broadly on his vision for French-American relations but will not make great policy announcements, according to the French Embassy.

Iran and the Middle East peace efforts were likely to dominate Sarkozy's discussions with Bush as the two countries look to build on their warmer relations and improve policy coordination.

In his toast Tuesday night, Bush didn't mention France's opposition to the war. Instead, he spoke of working with France to help others around the world resist tyranny and oppression.

"French and American troops are helping defend a young democracy in Afghanistan," said Bush, who was taking Sarkozy at midday Wednesday to Mount Vernon, which was the Virginia home of George Washington.



"Our two nations support the democratic government in Lebanon. We agree that reconciliation and democracy in Iraq are vital to the future of the Middle East. And our two nations condemn violations of human rights in Darfur, in Burma and around the world," Bush said.

Sarkozy — known in France as "Sarko the American" — described the U.S.-French relationship as "simple," yet "always beautiful." In his remarks in the State Dining Room, he spoke with passion about freedom and liberty and the need for U.S.-French cooperation in addressing terrorism, nuclear proliferation, poverty and religious fanaticism.

"I've come to Washington to bear a very simple, straightforward message. ... I wish to re-conquer the heart of America. I want to re-conquer the heart of America in a lasting fashion," he said.

The French president also paid tribute to American veterans who fought in World War II and ended by proclaiming "Long live Franco-American friendship."

Sarkozy, who was seated next to first lady Laura Bush, came to the White House alone. He and his wife, Cecilia, announced their divorce on Oct. 18, a first for a French head of state.

The U.S. and France back tough diplomacy to keep Iran from having nuclear weapons. They have jointly sponsored U.N. resolutions supporting Lebanese sovereignty. And while France fiercely opposed the war in Iraq, Sarkozy sent his foreign minister on a surprise three-day trek to Baghdad in August to enhance France's role in Iraq's future.

"I never quite understood why we had to fight with the United States," Sarkozy said earlier in the day at a meeting of the French-American Business Council.

Sarkozy, an energetic 52-year-old conservative, has wasted no time in his bid to modernize France, in part by trying to inject an American-style work ethic. As a sign of his pro-American tendencies, he took a summer vacation in the United States, causing a stir back home.

In August, he visited Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., about 50 miles from the Bush compound known as Walker's Point. Sarkozy stopped by the Bush family compound, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, and the two leaders took a speed boat ride and had an American-style picnic of hot dogs, hamburgers and baked beans.



Robocop's Comment:

Ok, this is not the first time they screwed us, and wanted to be friends later. This is the same country that held joint military excercises with China against a hypothetical US foe. The question is:"What do they want?"


Great Moments In French History

04 November 2007

Fun Monday 11.06.07

It has been awhile since I participated in a Fun Monday, so I decided to go with this one, which is being hosted by Deborah who is not to be confused with Debs.

I want to hear about or see a holiday tradition, recipe or event. It can be any holiday you like or that is special to your family. With Thanksgiving and the Winter holidays coming up, those would be especially apt, but anything that is special for your family is fine. If you have pictures - it's a bonus! Whether it's your Mom's famous stuffing recipe, going caroling on Christmas Eve, Diwali dances, or even the inevitability of Great Aunt Polly having one too many brandies and knocking over the Christmas tree - I want to hear about it!!!

Since the blog world is so global this might be a learning experience too - exposing us to other cultures and traditions - something I always welcome!


Since Debs is posting basically how we spend our holiday, I am going to post about how I spent the holidays with my parents.

First the Menu. It is my father, not my mother, who is the cook of the house. Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner were the same mix of both traditional American, and some Asian elements.

>Roast Turkey with stuffing AND, not or;

>Glazed Ham with pineapple;

>yams;

>cranberry sauce;

>home made egg rolls. I know they are home made because as a child, I had to help roll them up. Usually a mixture of ground beef, and peas;

>Pancit Canton. This was basically a noodle dish with pork, shrimp, and chicken;

>Singapore Mai Fun, which is a spicy Rice Stick dish;

>Jumbo Shrimp Tempura, or Fried Battered Shrimp;

>Fried Rice with egg, pork, shrimp, bean sprouts, you name it.

Needless to say, we got full, and leftovers were plentiful. Grace was said at both meals. Even the pets got their fill. Wine was the drink of choice, any wine.

On Thanksgiving, the only other activity consisted of watching (or in my high school days, playing) football.

On Christmas, the day started out with Midnight Mass, some sleep, and the gift phase, followed by a big breakfast, and then the feast described above.

Special note on the gift phase:

My birthday is VERY close to Christmas. With this fact in mind, a family holiday tradition was called "Let's Screw Over Robocop and combine gifts and cards." This was not really the intention, but it was funny to call it that. Either Christmas, or Birthday Cards were modified neatly to include the other event. Birthday and Christmas gift wrap was interchanged. Not a problem now, but as a child, it was alittle frustrating**LOL**

Well, that's it. I hope someday to travel back home, and do this again with my parent, if I could only get those holidays off. I am not one of the Warden's pets, so I cannot see this happening in the near future.

Enjoy!

Giving Out My First Award



Today marks a historical moment. I am giving out my first award. DEBS, for a fine demonstration of patience to diversity in a thread that will remain unnamed, I hereby award you the first "People Person Award". Keep up the good work!

I Hope We Also Remember


Iranians, or Libtards?

STORY

Iranian Protesters Celebrate 28th Anniversary Takeover of U.S. Embassy

TEHRAN, Iran —

Thousands of Iranians nationwide demonstrated Sunday to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy by militant students, state television reported.

Demonstrators in the capital, Tehran, including elementary school students, gathered outside the former U.S. Embassy, chanting anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli slogans. They burned the two countries' flags and warned Washington to learn from the hostile incident.

The takeover, which occurred during Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, severely damaged relations between the two countries. The 52 Americans who were held hostage during the crisis were returned after 444 days, but the U.S. cut off diplomatic ties with Iran to protest the incident.

State television showed video footage of the takeover Sunday and images of the Americans who had been held hostage.

Current relations between the two countries continue to be incredibly tense, with the U.S. accusing Iran of covertly developing nuclear weapons and supporting Shiite militias in Iraq — charges Tehran denies.

"The U.S. has designed a triangle of military, cultural and economic threats against the Iranian nation," Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Iran's interior minister, said during Sunday's demonstration, which happens every year on Nov. 4.

The Iranian official dismissed a new set of unilateral sanctions against Iran that Washington announced recently.

"The Americans threaten once and give in ten times because they know that the Iranian nation is greater and more stable than the threats," said Pourmohammadi.

The U.S. is pushing for a new round of U.N. Security Council sanctions to force Iran to suspend uranium enrichment, which can produce fuel for a nuclear reactor or fissile material for a bomb. Two previous sets of U.N. sanctions have failed to persuade Iran to alter its behavior.


Robocop's Comment:

The anniversary they celebrate, WE hold with a grudge. If Americans have any dignity left, they better not forget who we are dealing with. Currently, Iran supplies weapons, AND soldiers that kill our soldiers in Iraq, yet we do nothing. The proof is there. They play a nuclear game, but unlike North Korea, they do it under the pretenses of a false religion which encourages the extermination of non-believers. This negates any reason for them to back down. So lets put away our tie-dyes, head bands, bongo drums, and bullshit, and save it until after our survival is assured.

Unfortunately, do to the general mentality of the American population, I think it will take a nuclear strike on one of our cities to finally flush out our heads. I hope common sense prevails first.

02 November 2007

Candidate Calculator

Here's something fun for yawl to do. The Candidate Calculator will measure how you stand on some issues, and give you a percentage match to a Presidential Candidate/Politician.

I had an 89.47% match to Representative Duncan Hunter (R)

My other top matches included:

Mitt Romney (R)-81.58%
Tom Tancredo (R)-78.95%
Mike Huckabee (R)-71.05%

Surprising:

The candidate I do want, Fred Thompson (R) was a 71.05% match.
Hillary Clinton(D) came in at a high 36.84%

Not Surprising:

My bottom of the barrel candidates were all Democrats.

John Edwards (D)-31.58%
Barrack Obama (D)-21.05%
Dennis Kucinich (D)- 15.79%
Mike Gravel (D)-13.16%

Enjoy!