Month: February 2006

Post #100 – Germany testing new citizens

They ask such questions as “Is it ok to beat ones wife?” or “What would you do if your son proclaimed he was homosexual and wanted to live with another man?”

Muslims say this is discriminatory towards them but I think the German government is trying very hard to maintain a secular society. Of course people can lie so the test is pretty much worthless.

But we also must remember that German secular society is responsible for the fact that they imported Serbs and Turks to do the jobs they themselves didn’t want to do. The same happened in France. Funny that two countries that were once bitter enemies are now being overrun by Muslims.

But the key difference is that in Germany and France, the Arab, Turk and Serb minorities aren’t afforded equal protection under the law. In the U.S. immigrants are afforded the opportunity to become citizens and enjoy the rights of citizenship. Even when they aren’t citizens they are afforded protections enjoyed by citizens.

In Germany and France they are not afforded those protections. That is the key difference. The U.S. for all its faults actually gets something right.

That’s all for post number 100 exactly two months to the day that I started this blog.

Interesting video about 9/11/01

I believe in my heart of hearts that the events of 09/11/2001 were both planned and executed by members of our government. I feel so strongly about this that if real proof is found, I’d like to see the heads of all PNAC memebers on the spikes of the White House fence.

Go and watch this video. It’s 1:21:50 long – but makes some very good points that point to this being a grand conspiracy. If it’s true – the Bush administration is responsible for the loss of life to over 5,000 American lives if you combine the WTC lives lost and those lost in our little military misadventure in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The thing is, there are just too many little pieces falling together to fill in the gaps in this puzzzle. And the finger definitely points to the PNAC boys and the Bush administration.

BTW – one post to go before I reach my hundreth in just about two months. Am I prolific blogger? You tell me.

The Patriot Guard Riders

Gabriel Rotello wrote this piece on the Huffington Post. I’m glad that the Patriot Guard is doing this. Phelps and his gang of inbred miscreants need to be shouted down at every opportunity.

Here are some comments I’d like to share regarding the cowardice of RI’s elected leaders while I’m on the sopabox.

Our Governor, Speaker of the House and President of the Senate have all come out against gay marriage. So on a whim, I emailed all three asking them to frame their arguments against gay marriage without using religious dogma.

Not one has responded. This doesn’t come as such a surprise to me. Last year during the House Judiciary Committee meetings on gay marriage, one representative impressed me by calling to task the religious bigots. I emailed her thanking her for chastising them and we had a nice conversation. Yet I can’t get responses from the top officials in a state where one of the selling features is easy access to our elected officials.

Just once I’d like to see a general flip-flop throughout state government. For example, Representative Amy Rice would be speaker and Speaker Murphy would be a Representative with no power. There are other flip-flops I’d like to see but I’ll leave those to the readers imaginations.

With that said I’ll now step down off my soapbox.

Uncertain as to what the most disturbing part happens to be

Curiously you’ll rarely see articles like this in the U.S. mainstream media (Hereby referred to as MSM in all posts.) because they’re in the pocket of the rich.

But while I’m well aware of the extents of poverty in the richest country in the world I am more disturbed by the fact that in order to get help from the church, they have to be preached to first.

This is why it is critical that secular society provide assistance, not churches. With churches there is always a string attached.

This is being said by a confirmed atheist that would be so happy if all the faithful would simply disappear from the planet by the time I awake tomorrow.

Good DVM in RI that specializes in felines

In regard to the Cosimo saga I have to recommend a DVM in Rhode Island that caters exclusively to cats.

Dr. Katherine Lund and her staff at City Kitty are superb. I just wish office hours were a bit more convenient. I received a very nicely written card from Dr. Lund after I’d had to put Cosimo down.

So if you’re in the market for a good vet for your feline friends, and you happen to be in RI give them a call at 401-831-6369 (MEOW) or email at or visit their web page here.

Approval ratings for the President by state

Whoa – I live in the bluest of the blue, Rhode Island. The approval rating for President Bush is only 25% here. So one in four of us thinks he’s doing a good job – I’d like to meet that mythical one in four.

For more info, click here.

But even in RI it took some time for his ratings to start tanking. Just click your state in the 6th column to see details that stretch from the beginning of 2005 to the present.

This is what happened

Steve Osborn writes a short but interesting piece titled “What Happened To My Country”

If I may, I’d like to mention some thoughts on why this is happening. Maybe its because I pay approximately 26% of my income for housing, while my parents paid 7%. Maybe its because I have to work, work, work in order to stay afloat. Luckily I don’t have the crushing debt that many families have, but things could change in a flash.

We’re too busy living to pay attention to what is being done to us. That’s what’s really going on.

When you read what I’ve written, think about the average American. He’s tired, he’s being spoon fed information by the networks and media outlets, and increasingly he’s being shat upon by the very corporations he works for. He isn’t very likely to rise up in insurrection against a despotic government.

This about a massive transfer of wealth, and the elimination of the middle class. This administration wants two classes, the rich and the poor. And by and large, it looks like they just might get away with it.

Goodbye Cosimo

Got the news this morning that Cosimo has a laundry list of problems, most significant of which is that his liver is failing.

The vet was ready to keep him alive but I told him it was time. So this afternoon I have to perform the sad duty of saying goodbye to Cosimo. I thought he’d be the last cat to go. Instead he’s the first.

ONDCP Still Telling Fibs

This piece on The Huffington Post blog tells the real story that the Office of National Drug Control Policy would rather you didn’t hear.

I’ve known this for quite a long time. After all, the laws against marijuana have as their foundation extreme xenophobia. Yes, you read that right. The main entry point for marijuana in the first half of the 20th century was Mexico. And it was thought that if women smoked it, they’d become powerless to stop the advances of Mexican men.

We’ve all been told half truths and lies for so many years so I’m happy that someone finally calls out ONDCP in a logical manner. Lets see them refute this one.