Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Liberals: Hate Bush or Love Iran?

It's bad enough that liberals have fallen in love with Iran and its terrorist president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but how deep does their love run?

While speaking at Columbia University (the same school that bars the ROTC program), Ahmadinejad did his best "Democrat Party impersonation," repeating the same lines spouted by Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Barak Hussein Obama, et. al. - garnering lavish praise from the "enlightened" teenagers in the audience.

Then he dropped a bomb on the leftist croud: he claimed "we don't have homosexuals, like in your country.... We do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have...."

Want to guess why there aren't any gays in Iran?

These two were teenagers. Just like the clowns at Columbia who were giving thunderous applause to the terrorist president of Iran. No doubt, some members of that audience were gay...yet they cheered.

This is how badly (and blindly) they hate Bush. Torturing and killing teenagers is okay. Threatening to eliminate Israel is okay. Supplying weapons and fighters to kill our troops in Iraq is okay. Because Bush is more dangerous.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mercer County Commissioner Debate at Grove City College

The candidates for Mercer County Commissioner debated last night over who best deserves the job. All three seats are open, so county policy dictates that a maximum of two candidates from each party can run. This eliminates the chance for one party to have complete power of the position.

The top three vote-getters win the seats.

The candidates are:
- Kenneth Ammann, Democrat
- Brian Beader, Democrat (incumbent)
- John Lechner, Republican
- Lew McEwen, Republican

Hat tip to The Herald (Sharon, PA).

Monday, September 24, 2007

Scott Dunn Appeals Arson Sentence

Dunn, who killed his wife, Brandi Montgomery, is seeking to reduce his prison time by up to 13 years.

From The Herald (Sharon, PA):
After the sentencing, Misko filed a motion asking Dobson to reconsider the sentence of 10 to 20 years on one count of arson. The charge is for endangering firefighters and Misko said the judge went outside the standard range for sentencing.

Dobson denied the motion, so Misko has appealed to the higher court. Misko said the guidelines call for a minimum sentence of 6 to 7 years on the charge.

While it takes a lot of chutzpa to seek the reduction after he pleaded guilty, Dunn and his attorney, Stephen Misko, are using his plea as the reason for the reduction. Prepare to be outraged:
At the sentencing, Dobson mentioned that because of the fire, Mrs. Dunn’s family could not see her body at the funeral and that all their memorabilia were destroyed.

Misko said he didn’t think the judge took into consideration that by pleading guilty, Dunn saved the family from going through a trial and that he expressed remorse.

What?? In other words, hey - he said he was sorry, so don't give him strict punishment! Besides, he saved them from going through a trial!

Hey, bonehead - they wouldn't have to go through a trial if you didn't kill their daughter! They'd still be able to see her every day and enjoy each birthday, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Instead, the Montgomery family got a closed casket. Dunn got to avoid the death penalty AND life in prison. Now he's trying to make it a much shorter stay.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Grove City Memorial Park Hoops Renamed

The basketball court in Grove City Memorial Park will be sporting a new name: The Thomas W. McKnight, Jr. Basketball Courts.

The request was made to Borough Council by McKnight's children. Council unanimously approved the name change at the September meeting.

McKnight was a former councilman (1966-69) who was instrumental in creating the courts.

No objections from Council or from citizens were offered.

Yet another case of the Tin Foil Hat Society being MIA when a GC landmark is named after a single individual.... The hypocrisy meter is pegged.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering the Terror Attacks on 9/11/01

They haven't forgotten. Have you?

Another year has passed. It's hard to believe that it was so long ago, but humans (especially Americans) have short memories. Four planes: two at the World Trade Center, one at the Pentagon, and one in a Pennsylvania field, aimed for Washington DC.

Have you forgotten?

This attack was the first major campaign of the War on Terror to hit our shores. Unfortunately, it was the loss of over 3000 lives that got our attention. The terrorists of Islam have been at war with us for decades. They attacked commercial flights, they bombed military barracks, they bombed embassies. They bombed the USS Cole.

Have you forgotten?

They haven't gone away. But this time, we are fighting them on their own turf - on our terms. We brought the fight to them, in Afghanistan and Iraq. Foreign fighters are flooding into those countries to take on the US military, instead of flooding into our country.

They still want to kill us - simply for not being Islamic. They don't care if you are a Christian, a Jew, an agnostic, or an athiest. They don't care which political party you follow. They simply want you dead.

Don't forget. Support the mission. Support the troops. Period.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Russian Mayor Alexander Kuzmin Sends Whiners Packin'

File this one under "Feel-Good Stories"....

Kuzmin, the mayor of Megion, Russia has found a great way to increase productivity and make a positive, proactive workforce: fire whiny bureaucrats!

The mayor made a list of forbidden phrases that kill morale and productivity, and hung the list outside his office door. The phrases include:

"I can't"
"I don't know"
"What can we do?"
"It's not my job"
"It's impossible"
"I'm having lunch"
"There is no money"
"I was away/sick/on vacation"

Courtesy of the AP:
"Town authorities are there to make town residents' life comfortable and prosperous," Kuzmin, a trained oil engineer who studied business administration in Canada, said in a statement posted on the town Web site. "Town officials must work out mechanisms to solve and remove problems, not to avoid them."

Officials who disobey the ban while in the mayor's office "will near the moment of their departure," the statement said.

Providing the mayor with wrong or incomplete information, or being late in reporting important information will be considered an attempt to undermine his work, it said.

Anna Borovikova, the mayor's chief of staff, said the novel approach has improved discipline.

"Before, it was so easy to say `I don't know.' Now before reporting to the mayor we prepare several proposals on how one or another problem can be solved," Borovikova said.

Go figure! Maybe we could have Kuzmin tour the country talking to our bureaucrats...