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Marijuana Delays Alzheimer’s, Alters Cause of Symptoms

by Scott Ott for ScrappleFace · 202 Comments

(2006-10-06) — A new study shows that the active ingredient in marijuana may preserve a crucial neurotransmitter, and so stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, according to scientists at the VW Microbus Institute for Herbal Research.

Those afflicted with Alzheimer’s suffer from memory loss, impaired decision-making, and diminished language and movement skills.

The study showed that when an Alzheimer’s patient smokes pot, the active ingredient preserves the neurotransmitter and blocks clumps of protein that can inhibit memory and cognition.

“The dope smoking Alzheimer’s patient still suffers from memory loss, impaired decision-making, and diminished language and movement skills,” according to one unnamed scientist, “but it’s no longer a terrible disease that’s causing the symptoms, so you don’t have that stigma of being a victim.”

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202 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 6:08 am

    God Bless America!


  • 2 camojack // Oct 6, 2006 at 6:50 am

    “The dope smoking Alzheimer’s patient still suffers from memory loss, impaired decision-making, and diminished language and movement skills,” according to one unnamed scientist, “but it’s no longer a terrible disease that’s causing the symptoms, so you don’t have that stigma of being a victim.”

    Wait! The “stigma of being a victim”?! I thought in today’s society, victim status was highly* sought after.

    *Pun definitely intended…

  • 3 gafisher // Oct 6, 2006 at 7:43 am

    Also proven effective in restoring appetite.

  • 4 Darthmeister // Oct 6, 2006 at 7:53 am

    I forgot what I was going to say.

  • 5 camojack // Oct 6, 2006 at 8:14 am

    OK, so what delays the comments from posting here?
    (Does the server have Alzheimer’s, or smoke dope?!)

  • 6 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 6, 2006 at 8:21 am

    Hey dude, wow, what a surprizer man. Hey, that’s really rad ya know man. Cool I knew marijuana was good stuff, um, ya, hey didja know there’s some pizza in the underwear drawer. Wow, can’t remember doing that.

    Now what was it that we were talking about. Oh ya, the latest Iron Butterfly album, I think, wasnt I?

  • 7 Maggie // Oct 6, 2006 at 8:43 am

    Good Morning all ………..or….. is it afternoon?
    (Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea)

  • 8 Darthmeister // Oct 6, 2006 at 9:03 am

    I forgot our anniversary … do I qualify?

    Actually, this may be good news for Altzheimer’s sufferers, but I imagine the diagnosis for Altzheimer’s, at least among the aging flower children population, will triple in the next twelve months.

  • 9 Maggie // Oct 6, 2006 at 9:16 am

    Darth re#8
    It has already started in the Democratic party.They have forgotten that they promoted the homosexual agenda.They don’t remember Barney Frank’s use of his apt or Clinton’s use of the oval office(or orafice as Rush would say)and on and on………
    Oh, and they forget that they harbor and protect a murderer in the Senate.(mary jane is their friend)

  • 10 RedPepper // Oct 6, 2006 at 9:19 am

    Oh … wow …

  • 11 upnorthlurkin // Oct 6, 2006 at 9:29 am

    Love the VW Microbus Institute! Bet there’s shag carpet on the walls and ceiling!! Far Out!! I have to say though, watching my hero, my dad suffer with another of the dementias, we who love the vicitims would grab anything that has any promise of relief! (’fraid I’d have to bake it into brownies though….long story…..)

  • 12 Maggie // Oct 6, 2006 at 9:50 am


    We lost our Mother to this awful disease after a 20 year battle.She was courageous to the end…..another long story.
    Btw,a shout out to Sgt. USMC .

  • 13 red satellites // Oct 6, 2006 at 9:57 am

    Good morning Scrapplers….

    A fine Friday in the land of moonbats. Hopefully, a good strong cup of coffee this morning….will help the pain of that realization subside…..


    NAH!…wishful thinking on my part…

  • 14 Beerme // Oct 6, 2006 at 10:05 am

    Aging Baby Boomers discover that marijuana can lessen the effects of Alzheimers? How cool is that?

    Now we can look forward to a bunch of silver haired, pudgy, incoherent Florida retirees that think the country owes them something just because they still breathe. Hhmm, maybe that’s no change at all…

  • 15 Shelly // Oct 6, 2006 at 10:33 am

    RE: 11, I too wanted to sing the praises of the VW Microbus Institute! Where would we be without their selfless work?

    RE: 13, you read Scott’s report and reached for coffee to forget? :-)

  • 16 boberinagain // Oct 6, 2006 at 10:37 am

    Some good news for a change, we can surely use more of it. Smoke em if you got em!

    Morning folks, I have been offered 2 jobs that I can do simultaniously (well one during the week, the other on Saturdays which I almost always worked anyway) that combined will exceed what I made at the job I held for 18+ years prior to being laid off. Thanks again for all of the encouragement I was given when that happened, this truly is a family affair here!

  • 17 random // Oct 6, 2006 at 10:38 am

    Only works if you inhale.

  • 18 Shelly // Oct 6, 2006 at 10:43 am

    random, are you suggesting that Clinton has found yet another excuse?

    This probably came up on the last thread, which I haven’t read yet, but Ann Coulter’s column simply cannot be missed this week. (I realize I say this pretty much every week, but this time I’m really right about this.)

  • 19 Beerme // Oct 6, 2006 at 10:47 am


    Congratulations! I am very happy that things are working out for you. I guess this economy of Bush’s ain’t quite so bad after all?

    On the issue of not inhaling, I’ve always thought that rather than making Clinton seem hip, his admission that he smoked pot but didn’t inhale made him seem like a poseur and a wannabe. Just my take on it and he certainly went on to bolster that first impression…

  • 20 Beerme // Oct 6, 2006 at 10:53 am


    I agree! Ann’s column is priceless!

  • 21 upnorthlurkin // Oct 6, 2006 at 11:13 am

    Something borrowed from Frank J @ yesterday: “Good News In Politics”….* Since Democrats seem to support surveilance of gay Republicans, maybe than be convinced to also support surveilance of terrorists. If you don’t visit there (IMAO) for a daily laugh, I highly (Ha!) recommend it!!

  • 22 Darthmeister // Oct 6, 2006 at 11:18 am


    Bill Clinton blew out the door on the Democratic side of the aisle the idea that people of disparate power within a work environment had better watch the boss/intern relationship. To hear the Democrats tell it, Monica was legally an adult (at the tender age of 19) and therefore fair game for Bill Clinton … so shut up Republicans, this is between Bill and Hillary. The fact that Clinton subsequently perjured himself before a federal judge and a grand jury doesn’t matter to Democrats who defended Clinton and still defend Clinton to this day by brainlessly intoning this mantra: “It was only about sex.” Yeah, right.

    In Mark Foley’s case, he bears full responsibility for his actions whether the page was or wasn’t pranking him. The page in question, probably in CYA mode, says he wasn’t pranking Foley despite the fact that two of his comrades/associates said he was and would testify to that effect. No wonder the young man (who was 18 at the time he received the more salacious of the IMs from Foley) has retained a lawyer.

    Also, the first page in question (the one that was 16 years old at the time) and his parents pled with the Republican leadership involved in that case not to go public, that the EMAILS their son was received were ambiguous but troubling nonetheless, and they would prefer someone in authority tell Mark Foley not to send any more emails and then drop the whole matter, which they did. Of course the scandalmonger Brian Ross, pretend journalist, had to dig this story up again and embroil this poor family in more Democrat slime.

    Once again we’re seeing a Democrat non-story (like Plamegate and the fraudulent Bush TANG memo “scandals”) being overblown by the lamestream media in hopes of catching House Speaker Hastert in their net of deception. Can anyone keep up with the emerging details of this story … actually I have!

    Now ABC, in a desperate attempt to keep the story cycling, has revealed there were three other pages creeped out by their email/IM communications with Foley. What ABC fails to mention (which is very telling in itself) is none of the three pages ever went to Hastert with those emails/IMs, never complained to Republican leadership and never went to law enforcement. But still the DemDonks want to tar-and-feather Hastert and the Republican Party.

    The GOP better get its war bonnet and shove this October surprise scandalmongering right back down the DemDonks’ throats. I believe the FBI will exonerate Hastert because he’s the one calling for this and the truth appears to be on his side about not having access to the more salacious IMs in question - though “journalist” Brian Ross and the political operatives who gave them to him certainly had the IMs in their possession for an indeterminate amount of time, thus putting pages at further risk of possible Foley predations by not alerting Hastert or law enforcement.

    So, despite the twists and turns of this story, Mark Foley remains 100% responsible for his homosexual predations, pranked or not. And Democrats, ABC, and the rest of the lamestream media lemmings bear total responsibility for scandalmongering this story.

    EVERYONE knows in their heart of hearts, particularly informed Scrapplers, that if Foley had been a Democrat this whole affair would have turned out completely different in the news and Mark Foley would still be running for re-election. Democrat history in these kind of affairs require us to come to this conclusion.

  • 23 upnorthlurkin // Oct 6, 2006 at 11:20 am

    I think that should say “maybe they can be convinced to also support surveilance of terrorists.” And after reading “Ann’s” column, I see a striking similarity in the basic theme….hmmmm…

  • 24 Darthmeister // Oct 6, 2006 at 11:29 am

    Keep it up, conservative bloggers, the big conservative news blogs are making a difference. Of course the left-wing blogosphere continues with its Soros-funded disinformation and damnable lies. Keep up the good fight!

  • 25 Just Ranting // Oct 6, 2006 at 11:38 am

    Dude, iz gotta be Alzheimers. I’z jist sittin’ here gigglin’ watchin’ teletubbies rewind, an’ cha know what? I can’t find my doobies man! I had three uv’m lined up by my stack of pizza boxes and Ho-Ho wrappers. I’z savin’ f’ when Boobah comes on, but now ‘m like ….. no wait ….. they’re ‘n my Skittles bag ….. no wait ….. jus’ a dust bunny ….. stupid dust bunny buzz kill. What were we talkin’ ’bout?

  • 26 Maggie // Oct 6, 2006 at 11:54 am

    OT….good to see your posts this morning as I was concerned you might live in the vacinity of the NC chemical fire.I’ll assume all is well.

  • 27 Maggie // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:01 pm

    Darth re#22

    Everytime I read your posts I think “I wish I had said that. Great job.

  • 28 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:05 pm

    These are fighting words.


  • 29 Possumtrot // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:05 pm

    Wow! And I just smoked it for the glaucoma effects! I never knew the stuff would get you high; I thought you had to consume massive doses of LSD for that!

    I think I have the munchies…pass the Oreos, please.

    I still like headbanger music, could this be some kind of brain damage?

  • 30 GnuCarSmell // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    Current marijuana laws are archaic. This groundbreaking new study should be required reading for all policy makers. It proves the medicinal value … the medicinal value… of, uh… like medicine…really cool study…

  • 31 Shelly // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    Maggie, we’re in the group that’s being told to stay inside, keep windows and doors closed, and not use the AC. Thanks for worrying about us, we’ve been on the phone most of the morning trying to let people know we’re okay before they see the news. It’s weird to see FOX’s Jonathan Serrie at the Winn Dixie down the road, and hear E.D. Hill talk about us. I tried to respond to your e-mail this morning, guess it didn’t go through. Fortunately everyone who has required treatment thus far have been released from the hospital. There is worry over pets who may have been left behind in evacuated areas. Say a prayer for them.

  • 32 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark has issued this threat, er, “prediction”:

    “…..the execution of the former Iraqi dictator would lead to ‘catastrophic violence’ and ‘total, unmitigated chaos.’ During a press conference, Clark theorized that Sunni Muslims in Iraq would view an execution as revenge taken by the current Shiite-controlled government.”


  • 33 Maggie // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    JL3 re “cough”………Just got it…..muhawahhahahaahaahhaaha

    Didn’t check my email until now.Got it.

  • 34 Shelly // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    Continuing to be off topic, I’d like to give a big shout out to Mike Gallagher. Our local radio stations do not air his show (that I’m aware of) but this true hero turned over one hour of his broadcast to those sickos who were going to protest at the Amish girls’ funerals in order to protect that community. He apparently even got through the hour without hurling - barely.

  • 35 RedPepper // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    Self-described progressives are great at whipping up a moral frenzy when it serves their purposes, and hilariously indignant when moral majority types return fire. Remember the national St. Vitus’ dance over sexual harassment in the late 1980s and early 1990s? Liberals made sexual harassment their signature issue, rending their clothes and gnashing their teeth over Sens. John Tower and Bob Packwood and Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, among others.

    Jonah Goldberg on the Dems’ Hypocrisy.

  • 36 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    The sad part of MS is short term memory problems and maybe some, umm, what is that stuff, you know that you smoke. Well, I, um, did I tell you about my day yesterday. Oh no, that isn’t what I was talking about. You know that man on TV that-oh dear what was I talkiing about to begin with.

    Crap, I’m on so much steroids right now I haven’t got a clue what I am saying. The calm lady in the bunker is a roaring b…. so stay away. No more prednazonies after today!!!!!!

  • 37 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    RE: #33~~



  • 38 Shelly // Oct 6, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    Ms. RW, I once heard that since women are not allowed to burp, pass gas or curse that they must b—- or they would explode. So let it out, the alternative is worse.

  • 39 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 1:00 pm

    Considering the plethora of utterly perverse television shows and story lines, here’s just one example of hypocrisy.

    Also: Just because there’s Boone’s Farm in that bong, guzzling it is ill-advised, no matter how bad the cotton-mouth gets.


  • 40 Darthmeister // Oct 6, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Ms Rightwing ………… Ms Rightwing ……….. Ms Rightwing, you think some special organic-based brownies might help … with … what… ails … you?

    Hee…eee…eee…eee (snicker, snork!).

    Can’t wait until the open borders crowd starts their mantra about how Mexican illegals crossing the border could provide an important mule service for those Americans suffering from Altzheimers. Of course Congress would want to immediately pass laws to put their tax stamp on this new medicinal import item. You know, BATFEP - the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives and Pot.

  • 41 Rasta Boys » Blog Archive » Marijuana Delays Alzheimer’s, Alters Cause of Symptoms // Oct 6, 2006 at 1:37 pm

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  • 42 The Great Santini // Oct 6, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    More bad courtroom news for the same-sex “marriage” red-hots.

    Last year, a San Francisco trial court judge ruled that CA’s statutory definition of marriage—one man, one woman—violated several provisions of the CA Constitutiion. The City of San Francisco—the plaintiff in that lawsuit—had a KY Jelly™ party, Mayor Gavin Newsome Bubblehead dolls sold like hotcakes, and there was dancing in the streets (no word on whether Mark Foley IM’d any of the male dancers).

    Oops. Yesterday, in a 2-1 decision, a state appellate court in San Francisco reversed the trial court’s ruling, holding that courts lacked the power to redefine marriage judicially. That function is a legislative, not a judicial, prerogative. Enda story. Looks like the pink champagne corks popped prematurely.

    I haven’t yet read the decision, but I suspect that sister-state supreme court decisions over the last several months, which reached the same conclusion as that expressed yesterday by the CA appellate court, played a part in the latter’s decision. (The newspaper article I read on the decision lacked legal details, but contained the lugubrious bleats of the defeated and depressed.)

    It’s on now to Cal Supreme! The appellate court losers confidently predict victory there. But every state supreme court which has been invited to go the way of the Massachusetts Supreme Court and redefine marriage by judicial fiat has declined the invitation. The CA appellate court’s majority opinion gives Cal Supreme the opportunity to do likewise, without jumping into the political thicket.

    And who was the dissenting CA appellate court justice in yesterday’s decision? Why, Tony Kline, formerly the chief of staff of Governor Moonbeam during the latter’s two terms as Governor of CA, who else? Rewarded by Brown with a midnight appellate judgeship, Kline remains a sore festering in the body politic and an ardent judicial liberal. But yesterday’s majority decision landed a right cross on Kline’s bearded chin yesterday, and down he went. Muy bueno!

  • 43 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    Cheech (singing): Mexican Americans / love education / so they go to night school / and take Spanish / and get a B.


  • 44 The Great Santini // Oct 6, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    Rats! I forgot to add my on-topic parting shot to Justice Kline in # 42:

    ♪ ♪ ♪
    Oo-oo-oo-oo, have another hit!
    Fresh air! (Have some California sunshine)
    Oo-oo-oo-oo, have another hit!
    ♪ ♪ ♪

    I shoulda smoked more weed, dude, so I wouldn’t forget.

  • 45 tomg // Oct 6, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    Johnny Carson as what’s his name.. (I’ve forgotten!)
    “but I didn’t swallow”…

    What Hillary said when asked if she’d eaten the special brownies

  • 46 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 2:30 pm


    ( - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday criticized Republicans for being optimistic about the Labor Department’s September jobs report showing an increase in jobs, a jump in average hourly income and a decrease in unemployment.


    Arresting Officer: [to Man] Sir, what’s your name?
    Pedro: Whut? I told you my name, man!
    Arresting Officer: [to Man] Sir… what’s YOUR name?
    Pedro: [to Man] Hey man! The dude wants to know your name, man!
    [Man vomits onto the floor of the car]
    Pedro: Uuhhh - His name is RAALLLPH, man!

  • 47 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    I guess this means Arizona’s voters votes don’t count:

    Arizona voter ID law barred by Ninth Circuit injunction.

    Sgt. Stedenko: Now just how well do you know that freak with the basketball?
    Unknown: Which basketball?
    Sgt. Stedenko: Which basketball?

  • 48 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 6, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    I would share my organic mocha Columbian compost brownie recipie but I can’t remember the where I put it:-(

  • 49 everthink // Oct 6, 2006 at 4:54 pm

    EVERYONE knows in their heart of hearts, particularly informed Scrapplers, that if Foley had been a Democrat this whole affair would have turned out completely different in the news and Mark Foley would still be running for re-election. Democrat history in these kind of affairs require us to come to this conclusion.
    Comment by Darthmeister — October 6, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    Good Grief Hank!

    Rush said this afternoon that “Democrats have forgotten Foley is a human being” … “he might kill himself”. Talk about “Touchie Feelie”!

    Monica was not a high school student! She was a twenty-two year old fat GIRL with a thong!

    You Christian folks didn’t beat Clinton and the Democrats up much for that did you?

    Maybe we should hold up a pair of Foley’s blue pants!

    My goodness what a difference a couple of years can make; looks like Dumbyah may have spent all his “political capitol”, just when the tab is due.

    Of course that’s just the way I see it!

    Bahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwahwahbahwah… Bahwahwahbahwahwahb …Bahwahwah


  • 50 Darthmeister // Oct 6, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    The Great Santini

    Tom Kline? Wasn’t he that Raelian reject moonbat? I guess he missed the mothership so now we have to suffer his judicial inanities. What a twit. Must be the pot-laced twinkies he snorked at law school.

  • 51 Darthmeister // Oct 6, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    Oh, and I bet neverthink did inhale … multiple times. The evidence is becoming increasingly obvious the more he posts here.

    And I bet he still thinks Clinton’s impeachment “was only about sex”. Buwahahahahaha. What a tool. Keep swilling the kool-aid, neverthink.

  • 52 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    Fer sher

  • 53 Maggie // Oct 6, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    Ms Righty re #48

    Wahahahaahahhahahahah “organic mocha columbian compost brownies”muhahahahaahahahahaha

  • 54 The Great Santini // Oct 6, 2006 at 7:52 pm


    Hey, Tom or Tony, they were cut from the same Reynolds Wrap™ roll and similarly inKlined.

    You gota hand it to AlwaysStink—dumb as a box of rocks, several clowns short of a circus—and proving both beyond any doubt by his scintillating posts here.

  • 55 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    Great Britain is under siege. It’s getting downright out of hand.

    , some kind of Minister or other, said he’d kinda like to see the faces of people he’s talking to.

    Well, of course, all of Islam is going berserk at this outrage:

    …..a woman from MPACUK who says, “He shouldn’t be allowed to comment on these kind of issues, this is a Muslim issue.”

    It was “astonishing” that Mr Straw chose to “selectively discriminate on the basis of religion“, said Massoud Shadjareh, chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission.
    Halima Hussain, from civil liberties group the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, asked BBC News 24: “Who is Jack Straw to comment on negative symbols within a religion that is not his own?”
    Rajnaara Akhtar, who chairs the organisation Protect-Hijab, suggested the “appalling” comments showed “a deep lack of understanding”.

    Michelle Malkin calls it “Veil Rage” and asks the ultimate question: “What doesn’t ’spark Muslim fury?’”

    Of course, such a situation could never occur here in the USA. We would never make comments on how Islam is full of paranoid-schizophrenics who like to objectify and degrade women or that it’s the “religion” of hate, for example. We’re only allowed to deride Christianity and Judaism.

  • 56 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    RE: #55~~
    I mess up a link at the beginning (sorry)~~

    Jack Straw, some kind of Minister…..

  • 57 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 6, 2006 at 8:39 pm


    Louis Corsican: I’m so hungry, I could eat a bowl of lard with a hair in it.

  • 58 everthink // Oct 6, 2006 at 10:04 pm


    It wasn’t about sex, you say! “What will I tell little Osgood and Myrtle.”

    Well, it may not have started out that way, but you all exhausted every other tack. (“She didn’t want to marry him for his money, she just couldn’t figure out any other way to get it.”)

    After four and a half years, and over $40 million on Whitewater, and after coming up empty on the Vince Foster lie, you all finally managed to come up with a way to force Clinton into a lie about a private matter. Yes, force!

    Bush’s repeated lies to Congress, the American People, and to any foreigner who will listen, or who can be coerced into listening, don’t seem bother you now!

    Y’all are Tinhorns,

  • 59 myword // Oct 6, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    Oh my, Neverthink. You’re a piece of work. Always good for a laugh, though.

    I don’t know what stage comes after Alzheimers but whatever it is, you’re there.

  • 60 Darthmeister // Oct 6, 2006 at 11:57 pm

    Despite all their bile and venom, the one thing liberals can admire about Mark Foley is his pornographic memory.

    neverthink…buwhahahahahaha! It’s the same ol’ sea of kool-aid you Clintonistas swim in. You have that self-justify liberal jive talk down pat, I tell ya’.

    I guess the fact that Clinton got nailed with a $90K fine for lying contempt before a federal judge and had his law license suspended for perjuring himself before a grand jury just doesn’t mean much where you come from, right? Now what crater on the Moon was that?

  • 61 conserve-a-tip // Oct 7, 2006 at 12:35 am

    EverDrunk, y’all don’t know nuthin’ ’bout no tinhorns, pahdner. Y’all don’t come from this part a the country where we knows all ’bout tinhorns. Darthmeister ain’t no tinhorn. A tinhorn tries ta akt like they is rich and smart when they is really poor and dumb. I b’lieve that might be jest describin’ your own lil’ ol’ self. Y’all come see us now, y’hear? But not too soon.

    Conserve-a-tip of the wild, wild west in Oklahoma

  • 62 everthink // Oct 7, 2006 at 1:06 am

    C A T:

    Sorry Dude, or Dudette, I certainly didn’t mean to call Hank an Okie. He has the same smarts, just fewer toes.

    Merriam-Webster: One (as a gambler) who pretends to have money, ability, or influence.

    I think I’ve seen an ad for the conserve-a-tip. Do you wear it instead of yer Okie Hat?

    Just axting.


  • 63 PanamaRed // Oct 7, 2006 at 2:02 am

    As a supporter of the adult right to consume combustible beverages, it comes as no surprise that there are additional medicinal uses for the noble herb.

    There is no debating it does make ya kinda stupid if you do too much, but there’s seldom violence unlike crackheads or methmonsters, not addicting and if you don’t have cable, broadcast tv is good! Someone mentioned a tax on the product, but there is already one in existence..catch 22 is that Uncle Sam will not accept legal tender for it!

    You look at all the other garbage people use to alter their conciousness and alchohol is one of the most devastating of all, followed by pharmaceuticals and opioids. Heroin should be legal for people with terminal, painful diseases, nothing works better and because of the altered chemistry of the body, no addiction occurs and even if it did, pain-free for six months would be worth it (in my humble opinion).

    So don’t puff and drive, and don’t bogart that joint my friend, pass it over to me…(where didja put the Cheetos man?) Everthink…do you ever?

  • 64 Dr. Harden Stuhl // Oct 7, 2006 at 3:01 am

    Aww…the sixties If only they could remember…
    the problem with most psychoactive resin is that it doesn’t come out in cold water. Just ask Jerry Garcia of the Greatful Dead - that is why he never bathed or changed his shirt when they went out on tour.

    Anyway - Just stopped by to say hello and tell you all I am still fighting the good fight to cure Political Dyslexia.

    Whoa is that a blacklight?

  • 65 MargeinMI // Oct 7, 2006 at 7:50 am

    Howdy Dr. Stuhl! You’ve been missed!

    Mornin’ Scrapplers.

    I’m in widescreen format! My reality is altered! Yearrrrrrgh! [doing the sideways scroll….]

  • 66 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 7, 2006 at 8:14 am

    Doctor doctor, Mr MD

    Remember (?) If you remember Woodstock you really were never there.

    Me, well as usual I was going the wrong way and ended up in Woodstock Illinois. Sigh, all I saw was a cheap 2 day flea market and a rear-ender accident on Main Street.

    Or maybe I was there after all. Oh well, at least I was a hippy chick if that helps explains anything.

    Say buddy can you help me out with a quarter

  • 67 Darthmeister // Oct 7, 2006 at 9:52 am

    Hey, neverthink, how did Bush “lie”? Now that the Plamegate mystery has been solved we find that it wasn’t Rove, Cheney or Libby but rather Dick Armitage in the State Department (who personally opposed the war like you!!! Think about … stink about that.) And we also found out from the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence report it was Joe Wilson and not President Bush who was the real liar concerning the yellowcake in Niger. And the British intelligence service still stands behind its original analysis about Iraq wanting to acquire Niger yellowcake … so what’s so hard to believe about that? Oh, I forget, you only want to believe the lies of the lamestream media and left-wing blogs.

    And despite the media’s and left’s own lies about the search for Iraqi WMD, Bush didn’t lie. How could Bush have “lied” when he was told by then CIA Director George Tenet (Democrat) that the issue of Saddam having WMD “was a slam dunk”? And the CIA wasn’t the only intelligence service saying Saddam had ‘em (which proved to be true anyway), virtually every intelligence service in the world was saying that. You can’t “lie” about something you believe to be true (you can be deceived, however) … but someone as narrow-minded as you probably can’t get your mind around something like that.

    But putting that aside for the moment, despite the fact Saddam tried to remove all his WMD to Syria with the help of the Russians, American troops still found over 500 WMD in various stages of operational status. And as anyone who has read UN Resolution 1441 (and I have) knows, 1441 DOES NOT contain exclusionary language with respect to date of manufacture or operational status of an actual weapon designed to carry a biological or chemical payload. If it does, document it here.

    But we’ve already told you all this, why do you make us do it again, neverthink? Oh, that’s right, you never think! Do you have Altzheimer’s? Seriously.

  • 68 Darthmeister // Oct 7, 2006 at 9:57 am

    Wooo hooo! Welcome back Dr. Stuhl! The elections are heating up so I thought it was only a matter of time before you dropped by to do some occasional trollbashing and enlightening us with your dry wit and Renaissance Man perspectives!

  • 69 onlineanalyst // Oct 7, 2006 at 10:10 am

    Re the thread topic: Stupid is as stupid was.

    On to another topic: Dr. Sanity (as always) sees the bigger picture, this time about the Columbia students who drove a Minuteman speaker off the stage. The good doctor sees the intolerance and refusal of the Left’s embracing of free speech when the message differs from its own. The socialists on campus differ not at all from Muslim fundamentalists in waging jihad. Read more here.

  • 70 Dr. Harden Stuhl // Oct 7, 2006 at 11:27 am

    Hello Darth - Hello Marge….

    Yes - the season is almost upon us and I have my stethoscope at hand. I am presently preparing to treat the dyslexic left who suffer with the diagnosis and treatment of political injury, political deformity, and political disease by manual and instrumental means.I can see since I left they are all in need of a professional colonic cleansing.These matters are my utmost concern.

    Click on my name and you will see I have already started the treatment sessions for one particular patient. In particular for this patient there is little hope but I will never give up. It is my destiny.

  • 71 everthink // Oct 7, 2006 at 11:50 am

    Dufus Vader

    Re: 69

    You (and Free Republic.Com.) used 1969 words to mislead.
    … as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:7 (In this case heathen also can mean GOP (Gays and Other Phonies)

    In answer to your repeated last question, no, I do not have Altzheimer’s, I do, perhaps, have “Part-Timers”.

    Now answer me, have you ever been hospitalized in a psychiatric ward or institution? Has a mental health professional ever advised you, or your “loved ones” that lobotomy was indicated?


  • 72 conserve-a-tip // Oct 7, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    Good morning, my scrapplers - and Dr. Stuhl, I am so please ta meet ya! I loved your link and am still jivin’ to that arabic? piece, even if it was sung by Kennedy and the Backstabblers.

    Everdrunk - bein’s as I is a Okie, I got alot a prairie smarts even iffin’ I don’t got much book smarts, so I don’t know that Webster guy and his wife Merriam on speakin’ terms, but I do think that a pahdnah who tries ta aKt like he is rich and smart but is really poor and dumb is pert near the same as a pahdnah who pretends to have money, ability or influence. Ya see, ah don’t put on no airs and so I might not use them big words, but I pert near get my point accrost. Stop by any time. We allus has us a big slab a hereford on the fire and we make a pretty mean cornbread. ‘Ceptin’ this afternoon when we plan to take the longhorns offin’ ol Beevo. Drop by an’ see us! But not too soon.
    Conserve-a-tip of the Boomer Sooners.

  • 73 beekabok1 // Oct 7, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    cleaver slink

    (In this case heathen also can mean GOP (Gays and Other Phonies)

    open Parentheses
    open Parentheses
    close Parentheses

    ummmmm, I think you missed one there

    strange that you would choose a description of your self as a GOP. I mean, no doubt about the phony part and pretty sure about the gay part but have you ever ask yourself:

    The lunatic is on the grass
    The lunatic is on the grass
    remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
    got to keep the loonies on the path

    Who let all this riff raff into the room
    There’s one smoking a joint and
    Another with spots
    If I had my way I’d have all of you shot

    The bleeding hearts and the artists
    Make their stand
    And when they’ve given you their all
    Some stagger and fall after all it’s not easy
    banging your heart against some mad buggers

  • 74 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    Spain Rethinks Burning Effigies Of Muhammad

    Apparently, Spain has decided to climb into their WayBack Machine® and take a journey to pre-1492 times.

  • 75 RedPepper // Oct 7, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    #74 JL3: Since the festivities in question were originally intended to celebrate “the final defeat of Islam in the region”, one could argue they they may have been premature … after all, Ayman al-Zawahiri and others have called for the return of Andalusia to the Muslim world - and if recent trends continue, they may get it, and the rest of Europe for lagniappe!

  • 76 Darthmeister // Oct 7, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    You (and Free Republic.Com.) used 1969 words to mislead.

    And this is what neverthink passes for documentation, simply saying that I and the “mislead”. It really must be satisfying for you living in your kool-aid ladened world, eh neverthin?

    So I supposed everyone is lying here, , here, here, here, and including the Washington Post here.

    Everybody is a liar but neverthink and those drones running the radical leftist blogs. You can keep embracing those left-wing blogs all you want, neverthink, but unfortunately for you and them the latest facts have outrun the lies you people have been telling about President Bush. You can lead a neverthink to truth, but you can’t make him think.

  • 77 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    I found this article inspiring and at the same time providing some perspective.

  • 78 RedPepper // Oct 7, 2006 at 4:21 pm

    #77 JL3: “The passion for defending their own civilization against ruthless invaders … “; that would be inspiring, wouldn’t it?

    The passion mostly seems to be on the other side, though. Disturbing.

  • 79 RedPepper // Oct 7, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    And while you’re at it, mark your calendar ; Tuesday is the anniversary of the Battle of Poitiers (October 10, A.D. 732 - also known as the Battle of Tours).

    Those who cannot learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.

  • 80 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    On the one hand, there is Australia who is saying, “If you don’t like our lifestyle, go somewhere else.”

    On the other hand, there is that British cop who refused an order to guard some visiting Israeli diplomat (or whatever, I don’t remember exactly) on “moral” grounds and got a pass.

  • 81 RedPepper // Oct 7, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    JL3: Heard about this one?

    A Muslim minicab driver refused to take a blind passenger because her guide dog was “unclean”.

    In the Daily Mail.

    You can’t even keep up with this crap!

  • 82 RedPepper // Oct 7, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    #80 JL3: Found it. The British Muslim officer objected to being posted to guard the Israeli Embassy in London.

    PC Alexander Omar Basha - a member of the Metropolitan Police’s Diplomatic Protection Group - refused to be posted there because he objected to Israeli bombings in Lebanon and the resulting civilian casualties of fellow Muslims.

    In the Evening Standard.

  • 83 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    Oh, yeah. They refuse to carry passengers who have an alcoholic beverage among their baggage, either-and that’s right here in the USA.

    I want one of those Mahomet bobble-heads for my Dodge pickup’s dashboard SO bad.


  • 84 Effeminem // Oct 7, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    Wait… It’s FRIDAY already??? I’m late to work!!!

  • 85 RedPepper // Oct 7, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    Effeminem: Relax, dude! You got days yet!

    Here! Take another toke!

  • 86 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    Cheech: Somebody ripped off the thing I ripped off!

  • 87 everthink // Oct 7, 2006 at 6:23 pm


    Re: 76

    You (and Free Republic.Com.) used 1969 words to mislead. And this is what neverthink passes for documentation, simply saying that I and the “mislead”.

    No Henry, it was a comment, not an offer of proof! Mainly, the comment is about the number of words in you posts. Most often you pile cut-and-paste on top of cut-and-paste to form a post so long containing so many goofy, and distorted statements it becomes too knotty to address. In fact, I bet most people never finish reading your stuff, let alone fact check it.

    The Holy Bible says: “Then he went away and hanged himself” .” Go and do likewise.”


    Matthew 27:5-8 says, “So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.”

    Luke 10:3737 He said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

    Not withstanding this, a year or so ago, I had to chase you around to answer my challenge, about one of your cites which the writer later admitted was made up. Subject: Antidisestablishmentarianism among the founders.

    Further, the only “truth” you will consider must be from some wacko like Rush, Drudge, Hannity, Fox News, or one of the dozens of others who would not exist, if it weren’t for their tax status, and nutball’s donations.

    I didn’t know about DailyKos until you pointed it out. Nor did I know of the Huffington Post until someone here referred to Huff n Puff. Wasn’t she a Nazi? I rarely visit these sites (under 10 times all combined -ever).

    If the dimbat trolls do capture both houses how do you think that will effect Dunyah.

    Glory, glory! I can almost see the Grand Army of the Republic march into The Capital now!


  • 88 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    Want a laugh?

    Check out this and then this.

  • 89 Shelly // Oct 7, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    James, thanks for the links. You’d think they’d have learned after posted pictures of British troops who were “missing” Thanksgiving!

  • 90 RedPepper // Oct 7, 2006 at 8:13 pm

    Not to beat this to death, but …

    Apparently, this problem is more wide-spread than I originally thought.

    At least 20 dog-aided blind people have lodged discrimination complaints with the Victorian Taxi Directorate. Dozens more have voiced their anger.

    From Australia this time.

  • 91 everthink // Oct 7, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    Beek says, “I’m rubber you’re glue ….” Does a Beek have a gender? Remember, “A wet bird never flies at night!”

  • 92 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 8:45 pm


    Baby, you can drive my car
    Beek-beek, mm, beek-beek, Yah!

  • 93 onlineanalyst // Oct 7, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    Very important breaking news in Iran: There is a big uprising in the streets of Tehran, Iran, led by a mullah urging a sectarian rule separate from the religion. (That seems to be the thrust of the story if I am reading it correctly, for there are a number of mullahs involved in the breaking events.) See how you interpret this news:

  • 94 myword // Oct 7, 2006 at 10:29 pm


    That’s a good link. Thanks.

  • 95 Darthmeister // Oct 7, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    Justifying your own self-imposed ignorance, eh neverthink?

    In fact, I bet most people never finish reading your stuff, let alone fact check it.

    So now you’re a mind reader, right neverthink? Since you have this very nasty habit of projecting your own foibles on other people (you should look in a mirror sometime) obviously you haven’t been troubling yourself with following the hyperlinks I’ve been patiently providing for your self-edification. Essentially you’re admitting you don’t want to be confused by the facts.

    The Bible also speaks of not bearing false witness against other people, particularly people in governmental authority. Yet you and the lying leftist in this country have been doing that ever since the moonbat meme about “Bush lied” started circulating. But since 2003 there has been a lot more new information surfacing concerning Joe Wilson’s multiple lies (which Wilson himself started the “Bush lied” nonsense), the moving of WMDs from Iraq and the subsequent discovery of over 500 WMD that were eventually found in various Iraqi depots along with the hundreds of barrels of dual-use precursor WMD chemicals in the same weapons depots … and we can go right down the list.

    Now the liars on your side of the aisle have produced faudulent Bush TANG memos that the conservative blogosphere has since thoroughly debunked and the more responsible news outlets have admitted were faked. Let’s not forget the ignorant little kerfuffle over the Downing Street Memos nursed by partisan Democrat hacks that has now been debunked. And how can we forget the inglorious flameout of the liberal Democrat non-story that the White House supposedly “outed” Valerie Plame when it was Dick Armitage who put her name in the public arena and even then it wasn’t an “illegal outting of an undercover CIA agent.” And now FoleyGate is starting to come apart while we watch the desperate lamestream media try and salvage this scandal for the Democrats so they can ride it to the elections.

    And you have the gall to pass judgment on us when we’ve been on the right side of truth since the leftist lies began spewing out of your mouths? Hubris, complete and utter blind hubris on your part, neverthink. Sorry, but it won’t work here … maybe it would at some kindergarten somewhere but not here. You’ve been busted how many times with the facts by the other Scrapplers here?

    But please keep it up, we enjoy the comic relief you provide.

    BTW, I rarely if ever link to Rush, I’ve never linked to Hannity and Drudge is merely a news clearinghouse mostly made up of lamestream media news accounts. But what makes Drudge so valuable is that he finds MSM accounts that directly contradict the agenda the MSM and the DemDonks are trying to shove down American’s throats. Some left-wing MSM editor asleep at the switch I guess. Check out the independent UCLA study, , you’ll find Drudge is actually slightly left of center.

    Excerpt from report:

    Another result, which appears anomalous, is not so anomalous upon further examination. This is the estimate for the Drudge Report, which at 60.4, places it approximately in the middle of our mix of media outlets and approximately as liberal as a typical Southern Democrat, such as John Breaux (D–La.). We should emphasize that this estimate reflects both the news flashes that Matt Drudge reports and the news stories to which his site links on other web sites. In fact, of the entire 311 think-tank citations we found in the Drudge Report, only five came from reports written by Matt Drudge. Thus, for all intents and purposes, our estimate for the Drudge Report refers only to the articles to which the Report links on other web sites. Although the conventional wisdom often asserts that the Drudge Report is relatively conservative, we believe that the conventional wisdom would also assert that—if confined only to the news stories to which the Report links on other web sites—this set would have a slant approximately equal to the average slant of all media outlets, since, after all, it is comprised of stories from a broad mix.

    And all the leftist lies (including Bill Clinton’s lies) about Fox News being “right-wing”? Again from the report:

    Fox News’ Special Report is approximately one point more centrist than ABC’s World News Tonight (with Peter Jennings) or NBC’s Nightly News (with Tom Brokaw). In neither case is the difference statistically significant. Given that Special Report is one hour long and the other two shows are a half-hour long, our measure implies that if a viewer watched all three shows each night, he or she would receive a nearly perfectly balanced version of the news. (In fact, it would be slanted slightly left by 0.4 ADA points.) …

    Another implication of the scores concerns the New York Times. Although some claim that the liberal bias of the New York Times is balanced by the conservative bias of other outlets, such as the Washington Times or Fox News’ Special Report, this is not quite true. The New York Times is slightly more than twice as far from the center as Special Report. Consequently, to gain a balanced perspective, a news consumer would need to spend twice as much time watching FOX Special Report as he or she spends reading the New York Times. Alternatively, to gain a balanced perspective, a reader would need to spend 50% more time reading the Washington Times than the New York Times..

    Which goes to prove (and there are other studies which put ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN/NPR much further to the left) that your view of reality is extremely warped given the leftist bilge you’ve been posting at Scrappleface the last six months or so.

    You’re busted again, neverthink! Doesn’t that get old? The only thing you’ve proven at this site is how your ignorance knows no bounds and you seem to spend far more energy lying to yourself and making fun of other people’s attempts to reason with you. I guess that’s one way you can try to preserve what little sanity you have left but it really doesn’t give you a more honest and balanced view of reality. Keep drinking that kool-aid.

    There are none so blind as those unwilling to see.

  • 96 Darthmeister // Oct 7, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    Here’s the hyperlink to the UCLA report A Measure of Media Bias. Sorry it didn’t come up on the previous post. I’ll post it below just to be sure … not that it matters to neverthink.

  • 97 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    Well, the Iranian Radio (KRSI) website cited on that page is down.

    There is this from Radio Free Europe which appears to be from earlier today.

    And, other than that site you linked to, there’s nothing else out there. I surfed the news channels and saw nothing but, of course, I don’t think there’s much freedom of the press there, anyway.

  • 98 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    RE: #97~~

    RE: #93.

    Anybody seen that clip? I keep burning my fingers.

  • 99 maf54 // Oct 7, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    What I find repugnant is the fact that the Dims are willing to use the Foley scandal to make a power grab.

    I agree with Rep. Patrick McHenry. Pelosi and Emmanuel ought to submit to a lie detector test to see who knew what and when. I also thing that some of the blame lies with the pages. They should have known better. I know it sounds crazy but I think Foley is being misunderstood in this whole bruhaha. Also…lay off Hastert already-he’s a decent man and a great wrestling coach.

    Anyhow, this is my first scrappleface post. I’ve been an lurker for a while but this Foley thing has me irked.

  • 100 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 7, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    RE: #99~~



    I agree.
    Personally, I believe “Foleygate” will backfire on the Democrats and the wishful thinking of the LLL/MSM will come to naught.

  • 101 maf54 // Oct 7, 2006 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks Jason Lewis the 3rd!!

    I’m excited to be here!

    I also think that “Foleygate” (LOL!) will backfire! I personally think that Foley did nothing wrong. So what if he emailed someone who is over 18. Right? C’mon dimocrats: you’re getting desperate! The GOP is the party of morals and less government!!! We are the party of Christ the King!


  • 102 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 12:18 am

    Oh, Foley was way wrong-way, way wrong.
    That’s not what I meant at all.

    I was referring to the attempts to portray all Republicans as complaisant accomplices and hypocrites and such.

  • 103 maf54 // Oct 8, 2006 at 12:31 am


    I love your sarcasm… I can’t wait until the msm realizes that it was all a prank by the pages. Plus, if it did happen, the page was over 18.

    I also agree that Hastert was not complaisant. I think that if Delay was still in office, we won’t see the backbiting (ha ha) that we are seeing now. Delay was another politician who was railroaded by the msm.

  • 104 everthink // Oct 8, 2006 at 12:39 am


    This is an example of your deceit! If you were limited to telling the truth, you would not have much to say would you.

    A MEASURE OF MEDIA BIAS is not a “UCLA report”!

    It was posted in 2004 on a UCLA faculty site, but it was not sanctioned by UCLA!

    It is the product of a UCLA Teaching Assistant named Tim Groseclose and his counterpart Jeff Milyo at the University of Missouri.

    Among other things, these two conclude: Wall Street Journal is the most liberal of all 20 news outlets. They say it is even more liberal than The New York Times!

    Good stuff here, Henry. Bahwahwuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!


  • 105 everthink // Oct 8, 2006 at 12:45 am

    Oh yeah Drugeberger, one other thing “you’re busted again”.


  • 106 maf54 // Oct 8, 2006 at 12:56 am

    Hey Everythink. Why are you picking on Darthmeister? He is a great guy.

    I think you are showing your liberal bias!!!!!

    Go take a hike and roast marshmellows with George Soros!!

  • 107 Effeminem // Oct 8, 2006 at 2:07 am

    The Wall Street Journal produces a good percentage of “AP Reports” as do the NYT, Washington Post and a few others. Their editorial board and probably the business writers are very right-wing and sometimes dogmatically so, but the straight news stories are generally centrist or leftist. They are playing to their audience very openly. For example, they consistently make fun of the NYT and Reuters, which constitute their biggest rivals in the New York and national markets respectively. It makes sense that they would be slightly left-wing on social issues but Ayn Randian on economic issues.

  • 108 Effeminem // Oct 8, 2006 at 2:08 am

    maf54, do I know you? I think I talked to you in a chat room or something.

  • 109 onlineanalyst // Oct 8, 2006 at 7:59 am

    Darthmeister etal: Rinkydink (aka Neverthink) is probably telling the truth in his not being a KosKid or a Dummyundergrounder in that they are secondary outlets for the spew of thinkprogress and commondreams, both Marxist/leftist clearinghouses along with The Nation. Then again, he may be getting his talking points from moveonorgy since it has been steadily eroded by the more radical fringe of the Left.

    Rinkydink relies on push-polls and articles spun from them by al-Reuters and the NewYuckSlimes, which set the template for other dead-tree publications that have to rely on the AP wire services.

    Rinkydink “breezes” in here like a whiff of ordure… just to keep us on our toes perhaps.

  • 110 onlineanalyst // Oct 8, 2006 at 8:03 am

    Generally I scroll past rinkydink’s posts because the general thrust of them is just snark adding precious little to the discussion. Every once in a while he needs a whack though.

    Everthink: Clap on.
    Scrappleface readers: Clap off. Whack!

  • 111 Darthmeister // Oct 8, 2006 at 8:57 am

    I wonder when the Sunni Democrats will issue their next October fatwa against the Republicans?

  • 112 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 8, 2006 at 9:07 am

    Let me throw my 2 cents jn on The Wall Street Journal. First of all, except the Editorial page on the web and the “Best Of” on the web, I could not afford their paper. YIKES!

    As an older Journalism student during those wild ’90s I always laughed at how the younger students saw The WSJ. They would not touch that paper with their lives, no pictures, no funnies, archaic type.

    I loved and was inspired by many of the feature articles back in the day when the WSJ provided me with a cheap paper because I was a J student.

    Now I have to remind you that the only other papers in the area, other than the one I wrote for, was LA Times and one that was printed in the valley (Daily News). The Orange County Register was more conservative but the paper did not often reach my hands

    Now our ?beloved? local rag has been purchased by a Canadian company and already they cleared out about half the staff. It would be nice to see a fair bias but the wire service is still the wire service no matter what. The local stuff will surely remain stagnant being this part of Ohio is filled with foaming mouth liberals and aged blue collar union socialist.

  • 113 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 8, 2006 at 9:17 am

    Ooops a J student made a boo-boo

    “my two cents in on…………….

    All right let us move on. My massive steroid consumption cold turkied yesterday. Oh my garsh is my head and body being wracked. Did anyone get the number of that truck?

    Well, anyhow, good morning all. May the Lord bless you all, even the Forever Thinker, on this Sabbath Day

  • 114 Darthmeister // Oct 8, 2006 at 9:25 am

    Just like you, neverthink, to use a red-herring technicality in an attempt to ignore the thrust of my argument. I was speaking in the venacular like most normal people do.

    But to put your idiotic counter-argument to rest, even the DailyKos refers to it as the UCLA report (though they attempt to pooh-pooh it in their own ridiculous moonbat way). Here’s the header I got (among many) when I Googled “UCLA study on Media Bias.”

    Daily Kos: Well this settles it- UCLA media bias report


    Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist… 12/14/2005


    [PDF] College Rpt.fall 05.1File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
    Media Bias:. It’s Real, but Surprising. A UCLA study found political bias in most news coverage … was Fox Special Report, which often is cited by liberals … -

    But the crowning glory of your self-imposed ignorance lies in the fact that the very pdf site I linked to had this headlining the study

    A MEASURE OF MEDIA BIAS - Tim Groseclose and Jeffrey Milyo.

    Tim Groseclose is a UCLA political scientist … so what’s your stinkin’ beef?

    I’ve linked before to that site you suggested just to see the caliber of criticism that can be raised against the Groseclose/Milyo study and if found it to be a rambling, self-serving commentary with a few biased footnotes which raises little more than red-herrings. And the name of the commentary site is Illiberal Conservative Media for goodness sake … and you think that’s an objective criticism of the UCLA study? Buwahahahahahaha!

    How many moons did you say your planet has?

  • 115 RedPepper // Oct 8, 2006 at 11:21 am

    Hmmm. Appears I’m not the only one who thinks the Foley meltdown mess is insane.

    The temptation is to be distracted by, and even enjoy, the unusual spectacle of members of Congress actually worrying about what ordinary Americans think of them.

    Michael Goodwin

  • 116 ref // Oct 8, 2006 at 11:29 am

    I’ve missed you guys. Taking some Sunday time to catch up with the best site on the web.


    I, for one, LIKE reading your stuff all the way to the end…I even read ET’s misguided and liberal bloviations all the way to the end. Although it is sometimes difficult to do so without first wrapping my head in about 3 or 4 rolls of duct tape first.

    (And, yes, I realize that the term “misguided and liberal” is redundant.)


    Welcome to this most excellent of BLOGs…may I suggest that your login may attract the wrong type of attention?

    Shelly, 38,

    Give me a hint on the “B” word… I’m dyin’ over here.

  • 117 maf54 // Oct 8, 2006 at 11:56 am


  • 118 maf54 // Oct 8, 2006 at 11:59 am


  • 119 Darthmeister // Oct 8, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    C.S. Lewis:

    Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in … aim at Earth and you get neither.

    “God has landed on this enemy-occupied world in human form…The perfect surrender and humiliation was undergone by Christ: perfect because He was God, surrender and humiliation because He was man.”
    -The Case for Christianity

    “An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy.”
    -The Abolition of Man

    “A great many of those who ‘debunk’ traditional values have in the background values of their own that which they believe to be immune from the debunking process.”
    -The Abolition of Man

    “Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves.”
    -On Three Ways of Writing for Children

    A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.

  • 120 Effeminem // Oct 8, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    I should probably go to church but the ones around here are all creepy religious people.

  • 121 GnuCarSmell // Oct 8, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    Back on point, I was very skeptical of this study at first. It seemed ridiculous that an herb could forestall Alzheimer’s. But I’ve been doing some major research all weekend, and I haven’t forgotten anything yet. Not only that, but Pink Floyd sounds awesome. Also that other band, the Rolling …..uh….Rolling ……………..they rock!

  • 122 Darthmeister // Oct 8, 2006 at 1:30 pm


    I knew an Herb that had Alzheimer’s … but now I’ve forgotten where I knew him.

    I bet there are a lot of people out there waiting for a scientific study to conclude crack/cocaine is the fountain of perpetual youth. Well actually, with some people it does keep them perpetually young when they die.

  • 123 Darthmeister // Oct 8, 2006 at 1:30 pm


  • 124 nylecoj // Oct 8, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    doobie or not doobie

  • 125 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    RE: #117~~

    The age of consent in DC is not 12.

    I’m becoming suspicious…..

  • 126 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    ACLU Calls for Overhaul of Aviation Watch Lists in Wake of “60 Minutes” Report
    Of course, we all know how authoritative “60 Minutes” is.

  • 127 RedPepper // Oct 8, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    Re #124:

    To be is to do. - Nietzsche

    To do is to be. - Sartre

    Do be do be do. - Sinatra

  • 128 RedPepper // Oct 8, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    Re #93 ola: Ahem. On a far more serious note than my previous post -

    Ayatollah Boroujerdi Arrested.

  • 129 Stop The ACLU // Oct 8, 2006 at 2:33 pm

    Sunday Funnies

    image courtesy of faithmouse
    Dr. Sanity has the Carnival of Insanities
    The Skwib has the Carnival of Satire.
    Don Surber is a little confused.
    Point Five has a set up so that you can can have a live chat with Maf54!
    Scrappleface reports that Marijuan…

  • 130 RedPepper // Oct 8, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    Re #125 JL3: JL3, notice anything familiar in #129 ?!?

  • 131 RedPepper // Oct 8, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    Let’s see ; maf54 . Hmmm.

    Mark A. FOLEY , a Representative from Florida ; born in Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. , September 8 , 1954

  • 132 nylecoj // Oct 8, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    re #125 I’ve thought he seemed off since message one.

  • 133 maf54 // Oct 8, 2006 at 4:01 pm


  • 134 everthink // Oct 8, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    That “UCLA paper” says, “All of the news outlets except Fox News’ Special Report and the Washington Times received a score to the left of the average member of Congress.”

    Both the Washington Times and UPI wire service are owned by Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. A Korean group, don’t you know?

    Have you ever heard of “Moonies” how about the term “Deprogramming”?

    Did you Christians know Moons’s wife is the second incarnation of Jesus Christ? Well, that is what Moon says!

    Dumpmeister, WWJD, ask her, but I doubt she speaks English! God incarnate may need a translator.

    Then of course, there is Fox News no left bias there!


  • 135 everthink // Oct 8, 2006 at 5:09 pm


    Out of rehab already? Did you meet another pervert named Mr. Steamer there?


  • 136 Godfrey // Oct 8, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    maf54: please stop shouting. It’s noisy enough in here with ET’s puerility levels permanently cranked up to 10.

    Give the ol’ CAPS LOCK key a tap. Make new friends.


    Anyone paying close attention to the North Korea thing? Is it me or does everything they’ve done over the last few weeks signal a looming collapse? China seems to think so.

    There is nothing so dangerous as a nuclear totalitarian regime on its deathbed. I’d hate to be Japanese right now.

  • 137 maf54 // Oct 8, 2006 at 6:35 pm





  • 138 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.

    They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”~~Acts 1:9-11

  • 139 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    RE: #137~~

    The Chinese do not appreciate unseemly conduct from their “pals.”

    I think China would rather be the one to snuff North Korea than leave it to us. I say give ‘em a two-fer and let ‘em do Iran while they’re at it. WWIII would be over in a matter of minutes.


    We’d probably have to hold our breath for a couple of weeks and my roses would all shrivel and my truck would probably glow in the dark-but it’d be worth it.

  • 140 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    RE: #138~~

    I meant, RE: #136

  • 141 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 7:12 pm

    Step away from the lettuce.

  • 142 Darthmeister // Oct 8, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    Typical red herring, neverthink. I’ve laughed my way through any number of left-wing blogsites that have tried to “prove” that the media is conservative because many media outlets are downstream of corporations owned by “conservative” conglomerates (yeah, like left-wing journalists are going to kowtow to corporate owners or even care what they think? Give me a break).

    Still other liberal bloggers try to cite journalists’ generally “conservative” attitudes toward personal financial issues (not to be confused with economic theory) as “proof” the lamestream media is actually conservative. Buwahahahaha. If true, the only thing that proves is journalists are freakin’ hypocrites for being so socially and ideologically liberal but when it comes to money they act like conservatives. Hypocrisy anyone?

    This only proves when it comes to money all men are of the same religion, even liberals. All their blather about their compassion for the poor and homeless while they are busy buying their second home or trolling for vacation condos in Colorado rings hollow. Or in the case of John Kerry, five homes and several vacation chalets.

    You don’t see the very left-wing George Soros giving away all his money to charity or opening up hospitals throughout poverty stricken countries do you? This fat cat darling of the left is an opportunistic dirtbag who has harmed the economies of entire nations to accumulate his wealth. He is a perfect example of the utter hypocrisy of liberalism which talks the talk about from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. You know, one big happy communal utopia.

  • 143 Darthmeister // Oct 8, 2006 at 7:31 pm

    Godfrey, how about the South Koreans? And I hear the Chinese aren’t too pleased with Kim Jong Mentally Il’s nuclear saber rattling.

    I wonder how many Ohio class nuke subs we have in the Pacific Ocean?

  • 144 Godfrey // Oct 8, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    JL3, Hank: one wonders if it really is saber-rattling at this point. Economically the DPRK has been teetering on the precipice for a decade now. Their position simply is not sustainable. Recently they’ve been doing silly things to get themselves in the news (first the missile launch, another border incursion with the South a few days ago, now this test). Seems like desperation.

    China would hate a nuclearized peninsula, but what they would hate even more is a nuclear Japan, which is exactly what is going to happen if DPRK goes through the test.

    I wonder if…maybe, just maybe…a nuclear Japan might not be a positive for the US? It’s so hard to say about these things.

    That old Chinese curse-”may you live in interesting times“-seems to be coming back to haunt them.

  • 145 everthink // Oct 8, 2006 at 7:55 pm

    OK, Darth Space Traveler,

    Moon also owned Jerry Falwell, and the “Moral Majority (which was neither), through a huge loan to bail out Liberty University.

    Removing your head from where you have stuck it may cause you some pain, but it has to be done! Laugh until it hurts. You should begin to feel pain in about a month.


  • 146 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 8:08 pm


  • 147 maf54 // Oct 8, 2006 at 8:08 pm


  • 148 Beerme // Oct 8, 2006 at 8:56 pm

    Again with the multiple-identities, ET?
    Try “Sybil” next…

  • 149 myword // Oct 8, 2006 at 9:28 pm

    Beerme # 146

    I think we should leave neverthink to his illusions. He thinks we don’t know…(whisper)

    Childish games he plays.

  • 150 myword // Oct 8, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    There was an article in the Los Angeles Times today that reveals some stunning problems in Russia. It’s titled “A Dying Population”. I will link it here:,0,4079705.story?track=tothtml

    It’s conclusions are coinciding with Mark Styne’s new book “America Alone” and subtitled “The End of the World as We Know It.”

    Michelle Malkin has a blurb on the back jacket. I reprint it here:

    “Mark Steyn is a human sandblaster. His new book provides a powerful, abrasive, high-velocity assault on encrusted layers of sugarcoating and whitewash over the threat of Islamic imperialism. Do we in the West have the will to prevail? Steyn strips away intellectual rust and PC rot to uncover the writing on the wall. “America Alone,” will open your eyes. You can’t afford to look away.” -Michelle Malkin

    I highly recommend this book.

  • 151 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    Here’s some more on that deal in Tehran.

    Then, there’s the Iran Freedom Support Act which begins:
    H. R. 6198
    To hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran.”
    President Bush signed it into law 30September2006-wonder how that’s going to work out; I mean, if it actually means anything.

  • 152 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 10:24 pm

    This does not bode well.

    Have they started “experimenting”? Is this a test run?

    This is not good.

  • 153 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 11:12 pm

    Unconfirmed at the moment:

    SEOUL, South Korea -
    North Korea said Monday it has performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test. The country’s official Korean Central News Agency said the test was performed successfully and there was no radioactive leakage from the site.

    “The nuclear test is a historic event that brought happiness to the our military and people,” KCNA said.

  • 154 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 8, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    Monday October 9, 04:11 AM~~
    SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has conducted its first ever nuclear test, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency announced.

    In Seoul a foreign ministry spokesman said South Korea’s intelligence agency has detected a 3.58-magnitude seismic tremor, following North Korea’s announcement of a nuclear test.

    The move came as Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a visit to South Korea focused on pressuring North Korea to drop its planned nuclear test, and on improving bilateral relations soured by historical issues.

    Abe arrived from Beijing, where he and President Hu Jintao had expressed “deep concern” about the test plan and vowed to push for the resumption of stalled disarmament talks.

    North Korea’s October 3 announcement that it plans to test a nuclear bomb in response to what it called US military threats and sanctions, had sparked worldwide alarm and condemnation from the UN Security Council.

  • 155 Godfrey // Oct 9, 2006 at 12:05 am

    JL3: seems like we were just talking about this…

    myword re: #150 - great article. I guess abortions-for-fun and the economic malaise of ever-encroaching statism aren’t the key to prosperity after all.

    Who could possibly have suspected such a thing?

    Oh yeah…Reagan, Thatcher, Hayek, Keynes, Smith, Friedman … Pretty much everyone but Putin.

    When Bush gazed into his soul…he should have looked a bit harder.

  • 156 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 9, 2006 at 12:30 am


  • 157 Dr. Harden Stuhl // Oct 9, 2006 at 1:28 am

    Amazing isn’t it? All the world needs is another nutjob with a nuke. Someone should slip a mickey in his chicken pot pie. This must be extremely unsettling for anybody with a backyard overlooking N. Korea. Well actually anybody within the distance of a missle.

    Ouch one day that could be us. Yowssaaaaa….

  • 158 Godfrey // Oct 9, 2006 at 1:29 am

    Moderate Muslim alert.

  • 159 Effeminem // Oct 9, 2006 at 3:28 am

    Good morning, Dr.! Say, I’ve had a rash ever since 2002 when I infected myself with ringworm somehow. I think I’m a carrier. But what I really want to know is if all the scratching will aggravate everthink’s multiple personality disorder? Sometimes I worry that I’m really him.

  • 160 Maggie // Oct 9, 2006 at 8:24 am

    Good Morning everybody

    North Korea had their own October surprise.The up side is that it took Foley off the front page.Great job RNC.

  • 161 Darthmeister // Oct 9, 2006 at 8:41 am

    What Chris Wallace should have asked Bill Clinton: Sir, why did you aid Islamic militants in the Balkans?

  • 162 Darthmeister // Oct 9, 2006 at 8:42 am


  • 163 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 9, 2006 at 8:50 am

    I hope I can still get parts on my Korean kar?

    I saw on the morning news where all the pomade in NK turned to useless particulates of moisture after the big fizzy boom and all the Korean dudes are walking around today with wet, droopy hair.

    Bad hair day

  • 164 onlineanalyst // Oct 9, 2006 at 9:37 am

    No thanks to McCain-Feingold, the media are now free to serve as boosters of the DNC message with their front-page “news” and television “lead stories,” all of which will focus on Foley and not the issues of consequence to the American people.

    The thought of Nancy Pelosi in a position of power should the Dems wrest control of the House should energize voters to do everything in their power to prevent the situation. The woman does not consider national security a priority either in words or action.

    Joe Klein notes: “The Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi told the Washington Post last month that this year’s midterm congressional campaign “shouldn’t be about national security.” Thanks to an obliging mainstream press that continues to make the Foley cybersex page scandal the lead story day after day, she and her fellow leftists are escaping accountability for doing everything in their power to tilt our legal system in favor of terrorists’ rights while undermining our military and intelligence services.”

    Read in further detail about her partisan positions and votes about issues of seriousness here.

    Conscientious concerned citizens should be raising questions in letters to the editor about these points of national security, not the faux outrage over Foley that Pelosi wants to use to drive voters’ choices.

  • 165 onlineanalyst // Oct 9, 2006 at 9:47 am

    Case in point: Gee, Nancy, in that L’il Kim just recently demonstrated his fire power and that your constituency is in a direct line of that fire, what do you think that the US should do about this pressing issue of national security? Should you hide behind the smoke screen of “negotiation,” what points will you expect/demand of the NoKo’s as a demonstration of their sincerity? On what points will you not cede the security of the US?

  • 166 Darthmeister // Oct 9, 2006 at 9:48 am

    Left-wing thugs at it again at Columbia University.

    Liberals everywhere are probably cheering in their hearts for young brownshirts taking such bold action against conservatives … you know, brownshirts “speaking” truth to power in this way.

  • 167 conserve-a-tip // Oct 9, 2006 at 10:18 am

    Well, well. Good morning Scrapplers? I see that Karl Rove has been at it again. Those crazy Bushies have orchestrated a nuclear test in N. Korea but made us all think that it was all done by that little Kim Jung Mentally-Ill. Will the Rasputinian hold of Rove over this administration never cease? Oh what to do.

    Has anyone on the news pointed out that N. Korea has been working on getting a nuclear bomb for decades? Has anyone in the news pointed out that the Clinton administration actually gave them more money in the 90’s then all the other previous administrations AND rather then removing the plutonium rods from the country, just put them in a “lock box” (the Democrats like that word) left in the country and guarded by - who else - the UN? And how about the fact that N. Korean then expelled the inspectors/guards, broke the locks and took the rods? Yes…it is all Bush’s fault because he made them do it. I know. I know.

    And on that note, I was watching the news and this comment struck me as totally stupid, “And now N. Korea and the US are facing a battle of wills.” And this: “Many feel that because of the US imposed sanctions under Bush, N. Korea has been driven to a nuclear arms race.” How arrogant. It is all about us. We drove them to it. We are the only ones involved in a battle of wills. What about China? What about South Korea and Taiwan? What about Japan and India and all of the little countries in between? Why are we totally responsible for this nut’s actions and for taking him out? I say, tell China, S. Korea, Russia, Taiwan, San Fransico and Los Angeles, “You’re on your own. You deal with him.”

  • 168 onlineanalyst // Oct 9, 2006 at 10:24 am

    Hmmm… It appears that John Hood over at NRO’s “The Corner” is on the same page with me re NoKo. I’ll reprint his post in its entirety for the benefit of “everthink,” who proves quite often that he never thinks and also never reads.

    “Is America Serious? Are Democrats? [John Hood]

    “The news of North Korea’s nuclear test has rather quickly fueled more political chatter about the 2006 elections. Will the issue chase Mark Foley off the front pages and several minutes into the newscasts? Will Republicans seize the opportunity to play up their perceived expertise on national security, perhaps prepping some new ads on the subject for their embattled candidates? Will Democrats blame President Bush again, this time arguing that he has failed to engage the North Koreans effectively due to other distractions?

    I’m not saying that there isn’t an inherent partisan skew to any discussion of major news events just before any election, but let’s get real here. America and its allies have new evidence today of a threat to civilization and to our very lives. The North Koreans already supply Islamic totalitarians with conventional arms. The risk of Korean nuclear devices or expertise being transferred to our deadly enemies is real. It is not a political invention. It is not a partisan talking point. Examining the constellation of forces on the peninsula and elsewhere, the madman of Pyongyang has little reason to fear retaliation or feel deterred. He knows that our military options are, at best, problematic. He likely doesn’t care about the prospect of new sanctions, as they will affect his subject slaves but not his own household or power. In exchange for resources he needs, he will trade with terror states who want at least the nuclear leverage to demand American withdrawal and quiescence in the Middle East and Central Asia, while they seek to recreate an Islamic paradise they imagine existed more than a millennia ago. And some want not just this ability to threat and blackmail, but the ability to kill hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of infidels in a single glorious act of submission to a vengeful God.

    “Is America serious about confronting this threat? Are we willing to do what it takes to rally our allies and destroy our enemies? Will we take whatever action is necessary, including military action, to prevent Iran from following North Korea’s lead? Do we have the fortitude and the wisdom to confront the Taliban and al Qaeda without tipping Pakistan, another nuclear state, into a dangerous civil war? Will we leave Iraq precipitously and embolden our adversaries to take their war into Europe and closer to our shores?

    “Some partisan Republicans see all these questions as prompts for partisan attack. I understand that. But what I would welcome with relief and gratitude would be strong leadership from the Democratic party — from prominent Democrats who, regardless of the outcome on Election Day, are going to play a key role in discussing, forming, and carrying out American policy. I’d like to see evidence that they understand the existential threat we face — and that it has nothing to do with fantasies about Rove fingering their library records or GOP leaders shielding pedophiles.”

  • 169 onlineanalyst // Oct 9, 2006 at 10:31 am

    Good points, C-A-T, and btw the US sanctions are related to the counterfeit US money that NoKo has been flooding the market with to support its arms build up.

  • 170 red satellites // Oct 9, 2006 at 10:36 am

    Good morning Scrapplers…

    I see by the orange glow on the horizon…that North Korea has started their Nuclear program…oh wait….
    that’s not why it’s orange…it’s the greenhouse effect and global warming….oh wait….that’s not why it’s orange…it’s Tennessee kicking my Georgia Bulldogs’ keester this weekend.

  • 171 RedPepper // Oct 9, 2006 at 10:36 am

    #158 Godfrey: Thank you for the info about Naser Khader. And let me also mention: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji, and Nyamko Sabuni of Sweden ; as “moderates” whose views (and lives) are worth learning about.

    But there’s also this ; I do not see any of these people as representing a larger, growing trend. Indeed, they have all been vilified and attacked by other Muslims ; Ayaan Hirsi Ali has recently come to the U.S. as a (voluntary) refugee from Europe.

    I wish things looked better ; even if only in the long view. Sadly, that’s not what I’m seeing …

  • 172 Darthmeister // Oct 9, 2006 at 10:51 am

    c-a-t, you stole my line, well sort of. The NoKo nuclear test was Bu$Hitler’s attempt to deflect attention from the emerging Mark Foley scandal.

    If Mark Foley had been a Demoncrapper, how much you want to bet this sympathetic revelation would have been the top story of every lamestream media news outlet in America?

    At the risk of repeating myself, clearly the Democrats would have handled it in this manner:

    1) Republicans are homophobes and gay bashers
    2) Foley never had sex with pages
    3) Foley was a mentor to those young latent homosexuals struggling with their identity (read the article)
    4) This goes to show Americans just have insensitive and quick to judgment conservatives and Republicans are.
    5) There was no real actionable information contained in the original emails. Foley was merely extending the hand of friendship to young people confused about their sexuality.
    6) Republicans are homophobes (repeat 100 times)
    7) Republicans are gay bashers (repeat 100 times)
    8) Republicans are only trying to embarass Democrats in their immoral October surprise hoping to gain even more illegal power by demonizing Mark Foley and demonizing the Democratic Party for trying to show sensitivity to the rights and privacy of pages and Foley.

  • 173 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 9, 2006 at 11:16 am

    I know there was a simpler time when all we had to worry about was men from Mars.


  • 174 Ms RightWing, Ink // Oct 9, 2006 at 11:19 am


  • 175 maf54 // Oct 9, 2006 at 11:19 am


  • 176 conserve-a-tip // Oct 9, 2006 at 11:31 am

    Darthmeister, excellent list.

    Just heard a guy on Glenn Beck call in who made an excellent point. Remember when N. Korea did their last missile test? Aimed them right for Hawaii and Alaska, I believe? And of what did that take our focus off? Hezballah and Lebanon and a kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, which started a war in Lebanon. Wonder what’s cooking?…that is, besides the dirt in N. Korea…

  • 177 Darthmeister // Oct 9, 2006 at 11:32 am

    In the USA Today there were some moonbat responses to the murder of five Amish girls. Let me say from the outset that I admire the divine grace the Amish have displayed in handling the cold-blooded murder of their five daughters of Eve. I pray that God gives me the same grace if the same circumstances arises where my wife, children or close friends and family are murdered in such a manner.

    That being said, one person said that this incident should be a lesson to the Bush Administration that when terrorists strike we “should turn the other cheek and forgive our enemies.” Forgetting for the moment that even the Bible delineates between private matters of forgiveness and the government’s responsibility to protect and secure its citizenry from the depradations of evildoers, the last time I checked the family of the murderer were themselves people of peace horrified by what was done by their husband/son/father.

    However, if the murderer’s family and associates were just as intent on murdering more Amish children, I wonder if the Amish would be just as understanding and forgiving? Of course not, they would takes steps to protect themselves like accepting police protection or maybe arming themselves with pitchforks.

    It’s a pitiful man who will no provide for the protection of his own family when he knows there are others out there who have explicitly stated they were targetting his family or neighbor.

    All of which goes to prove, liberals are totally braindead in the false moral equivalences they continually invoke.

  • 178 conserve-a-tip // Oct 9, 2006 at 11:57 am

    Darthmeister, re: #177: I suppose that the moonbat would have been in favor of turning the guy loose and having no trial and no consequences if the guy had lived?Sure.

  • 179 GnuCarSmell // Oct 9, 2006 at 11:58 am

    Simply because the Dear Leader of Unfortunate Hair has detonated a nuclear device does not mean Alzheimer’s research should stop. My herbal studies show great promise, and I will not allow outside distractions to interrupt my work.

    That North Korean dude needs to mellow out and listen to some Crosby, Stills & Nash with a bag of potato chips…..

  • 180 boberinagain // Oct 9, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    Recipes anyone?

  • 181 RedPepper // Oct 9, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    We simply can’t take time to talk about that dreadful dog-eating dictator right now! We have important issues to discuss!

    Evan Thomas of Newsweek is ready to explain how the Mark Foley Scandal is going to bring down the GOP! Howard Fineman asks : Are Evangelicals Fed Up ? We got Barney Frank on The D.C. Closet! Woo-hoo!

    Anyway, didn’t we just prove that WMDs don’t actually exist … a while back? They’re just a plot by that evil KKKarl Rove!

  • 182 Libby Gone // Oct 9, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    Whoa dudes.
    Just got back from the 70’s. The colors are so …..REAL.
    Got the munchies, see ya round……..

  • 183 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 9, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    It is starting to look like Mr. Ill is setting off nukes like a string of firecrackers. This is nuts.

    We are still at war with NoKo and this provocation should not go unanswered and, yes, I’m talking about stomping their guts out.

    :::::tipping up box and pouring Cocoa Puffs into mouth:::::

  • 184 Godfrey // Oct 9, 2006 at 1:12 pm

    RedPepper: “I do not see any of these people as representing a larger, growing trend.”

    I fear you’re right, although I noticed in the article that he spoke about the single-digit percentage of radicalized imams within the Danish Muslim community. I hope he’s right and we’re wrong.

  • 185 myword // Oct 9, 2006 at 1:13 pm

    Quite a quandary this morning.

    *1. Watch the MSM breathlessly ponder the non-story of the willing ex-Congressman and the willing or prankish ex-page.


    2.Follow the world’s reaction to the NoKo nuclear test yesterday with all it’s attendant implications.

    *Will not even be a footnote in history.

    Oh, oh. Fox is reporting suspicious movement at another nuclear facility in NoKo.

    So, back to that Foley guy, what’s his name? Mark, that’s it. I think there’s some new news on that story too. Maybe someone who cares could fill me in.

    Fox News Alert!!!! Senator Reid has officially announced the NoKo test is Bush’s fault. Kim Jong Mentally-Ill furious. That was HIS gig.

  • 186 Maggie // Oct 9, 2006 at 1:21 pm

    JL3…….You really should do something about that cough.It is beginning to sound like the East Wing of TB ward…..and please cover your mouth. :>)

  • 187 maf54 // Oct 9, 2006 at 1:26 pm



  • 188 RedPepper // Oct 9, 2006 at 1:33 pm

    #183 Godfrey: Good Afternoon!

    I think the question that needs to be asked is something along the lines of Donald Rumsfeld : what is the trend?

    Also: we need to view things through the context of history. A couple of days ago was the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto; tomorrow, of the Battle of Poitiers. Yes, they were a while ago. Both of ‘em.

    Then too, those two anniversaries are of events that were themselves separated by 839 years!

    Something to think about.

  • 189 Libby Gone // Oct 9, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    Who is Mark Foley?
    Short term memory gain.

  • 190 GnuCarSmell // Oct 9, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    In observance of Columbus Day, my Alzheimer’s research today will consist of selected Columbian herbs….

    … where’d I put those Hostess Twinkies™?…….

  • 191 Godfrey // Oct 9, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    RedPepper: It’s still mornin’ here!

    Re: #188 - interesting. I’d not heard of either battle. I assume you mean to illustrate that we should view things within the context of the grand sweep of history rather than the historical pinprick of today’s headlines. If so, I couldn’t agree more.

    But there is more to be asked than “is fanatacism a trend”. If we decide that it is (a no-brainer) we should also ask how we can reverse it. I think giving props to such people as Khader is important, if only as a way to show young Muslims that there is an alternative to jihad and death.

    The radical imams know this too, which is why they denounce him so vehemently. He must be doing something right. :-)

  • 192 onlineanalyst // Oct 9, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    Does the intrusive tool WHO KEEPS SHOUTING AT THIS SITE know that, indeed, it was Clinton (and Madeline Not-so-bright), who enabled L’il Kim, the NoKo Nuclear Nutjob, to have the wherewithal to set the world on fire. Oh, well, as long as the impoverished on the peninsula get their daily ration of pine needles for sustenance, the “progressives” see little to be alarmed about.

  • 193 Darthmeister // Oct 9, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    Redpepper, check this regarding the evangelical vote and the Fauxleygate scandal.


    The NYT has an article analyzing the effect of the Foley scandal on those pesky morals voters:

    [I]n dozens of interviews here in southeastern Virginia, a conservative Christian stronghold that is a battleground in races for the House and Senate, many said the episode only reinforced their reasons to vote for their two Republican incumbents in neck-and-neck re-election fights, Representative Thelma Drake and Senator George Allen.

    “This is Foley’s lifestyle,” said Ron Gwaltney, a home builder, as he waited with his family outside a Christian rock concert last Thursday in Norfolk. “He tried to keep it quiet from his family and his voters. He is responsible for what he did. He is paying a price for what he did. I am not sure how much farther it needs to go.”

    So… Ron Gwaltney, homophobic bigot or believer in individual responsibility? That’s just a litmus test for you this morning.

    Too bad, DemDonks, your reckless scandalmongering isn’t working.

  • 194 Darthmeister // Oct 9, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    Some are starting to wonder if the kookoo NoKo nooklear test was a dud or a high-explosive fake since the yield estimates are between 500 tons and a one kilo-ton yield.

    Some thoughts:

    This was the most incompetent atomic/nuclear test yet.

    If a dud, Kim Jong Mentally Il is still a nutbag threat to South Korea and Japan.

    If the civilized world yuks it up, it may cause the kookoo NoKos to burn up more fissionable material to “prove” they actually have a working device.

    Due to a catastrophic miscalculation in a rush to another test, Kim Jong Mentally Il would contaminate a good swath of his country with nuclear radiation or “dirty bomb” fallout.

  • 195 onlineanalyst // Oct 9, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    Word on the street is that Republicans will “walk on glass to the polls to assure that their candidates will get their vote.” The FoleyFolly is a failed construct of the Soros-funded (s)CREW 527. The media are carrying their water, as well as the DNC’s. The Nation’s David Corn, reprising the dramatic stunt of Joe McCarthy (who, by the way, was correct about the communist infiltration in our universities, our governmnet, and our entertainment outlets/news sources), has a list of “closeted gays” in the Republican party who dared to vote for family-friendly legislation. Corn’s and (s)CREW’s agenda is little more than blackmail and payback to appease the Brokeback Dhimmis.

    Brian Ross apparently was aware of the IMs well before Hastert. Bri-guy obviously didn’t want to protect those vulnerable pages as much as he wanted to “scoop” the October surprise.

    Lo and behold, though, along comes L’il Kim with his own “Suplies!!!!” And it’s not even Halloween yet.

  • 196 Dr. Harden Stuhl // Oct 9, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    If only marijuana would make “everthink?” forget to post his incessant rambling. I might possibly then - and I mean only then - want it legalized.

    By the way if you ever get depressed from troll intrusion I heartily recommend laughing at the pictures of their Politically Dyslexic leaders basking in the foolishness of their own un-photogenic propensity. I have started a small collection viewable by clicking on my name.

  • 197 Godfrey // Oct 9, 2006 at 3:12 pm

    Hank re: #195 - interesting link and thoughts. Those Korean-types sure do love to fabricate scientific achievements… maybe this is just another such instance.

    As for the Dear Leader accidentally blowing up his own country…couldn’t that sorta be classified as euthanasia?

  • 198 Libby Gone // Oct 9, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    Thoughts on ‘lil Kim (mentally) Ill on my latest blog. Ok Marge I can hear ya cheering from here……

  • 199 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 9, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    It’s, like, Biblical, man…..

    The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
    but the heart of the fool to the left.
    ~~Ecclesiastes 10:2

    Guh[cough]roo-oo-oo-oovy, ba-a-a-ay-bee…..

  • 200 DasPoetica // Oct 9, 2006 at 11:06 pm

    Jameson, your post rings true for me. I conservatives allow the dems to take one more seat than they now hold in either house, we will surely deserve what is to come our way. Your name also has the same sound as my favorite liquor, DasPoetica

  • 201 Pros and Cons » There are those silly souls out there who would drop the term “schizophrenia” … // Oct 13, 2006 at 8:55 am

    […] As for doing Dope and demetia …, well, there’s this response to Scott Ott’s observations: I just attended a very good meeting in sacramento - fellow from Cambridge presented reasonable data on marijuana causing impairment of cognition in young people. […]

  • 202 RedPepper // Oct 14, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    This is a test. ;-)

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