Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Buh Bye - Carrie Prejean Stripped Of Miss California Title

According to a statement on the NBC website:
The Miss California USA Organization, in conjunction with the Miss Universe Organization and with the blessing of its owner, Mr. Donald J. Trump, announced today the termination of Carrie Prejean as Miss California USA 2009, citing continued breach of contract issues.

Another Domestic Terror Case - Holocaust Museum Shooting

Today, hatred took center stage again. This time at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. A man now identified as James Von Brunn entered the museum and began shooting. He shot a museum guard before he himself was shot. Both he and his victim are in serious condition.

Von Brunn, an 89-year-old man with ties to white supremacist groups has been in trouble with the law before. He once entered the Federal Reserve and tried to take hostages. He was arrested and convicted and after his sentence was living in Hew Hampshire.

If you have any doubts that hatred had anything to do with this attack, consider this, in a recent blog post, Von Brunn wrote that Hitler's "worst mistake" was that "he didn't gas the Jews."

So how is this not terrorism?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Sometimes the Terrorists Win

When Scott Roeder walked into the Lutheran church in Wichita, Kansas and murdered Dr. George Tiller, it was an act of terrorism.

Now, I am often accused of hyperbole but let me explain. A terrorist by nature of his or her name is intent on instilling "terror" for whatever agenda they may have. In Roeder's case that agenda was to close the Women's Clinic where George Tiller worked. His tactic was to murder Dr. Tiller to instill sufficient fear to force the clinic to close.

It worked.

Women's Health Care Services Inc. is permanently closeing and the family issued the following statement, "Notice is being given today to all concerned that the Tiller family is ceasing operation of the clinic and any involvement by family members in any other similar clinic."

This is the kind of statement that comes in response to one thing, fear. Scott Roeder successfully freightened the family to cease all activities related to the clinic. That is a prime example of how terror can work.

From his jail cell when told of the actions of the family, Roeder said, "Good". What's worse is that according to a report on CNN, Roeder said he is "feeling good," and getting encouraging letters from people around the country, many of whom he does not know.

This is a prime example of how terrorism works, it creates fear in its victims and encouragment for other potential terrorists. Sounds a lot like Islamic extreamists doesn't it?

The lesson of this tragic story is this:

If we fail to treat the violent and violence advocating foes of abortion as terrorists they will continue and more death will occur. We can look forward to more bombings, shootings and other terroristic acts until the authorities stop treating anti-abortion groups with kid gloves. If they advocate violence, they are terrorist groups, no different than any other.

It's time we got serious about radical fundamentalists of any religion when they cause death and destruction.

Protesters Picket Bush's Dallas Residence

It was a scene that made me beam with delight. Driving home through Preston Hollow, the neighborhood where George and Laura live, I ran smack dab into the group of protesters who Cindy Sheehan had lead to the former President's house.

They were a boisterous group and they carried the requisite signs calling for war crime trials and more. Some were residents of the area with signs politely telling Mr. Bush to get out of town. Of the 100 or so who gathered about a dozen additional protesters came to protest the protest. These hapless few held signs at passing cars that said, "Honk if you love George Bush". Traffic was unusually quiet this afternoon. I heard only one honk and I suspect it was an impatient motorist who wanted to make the next traffic light before it changed.

Now if we could just get the former president to pay for all the police that guard his street I would be happy to have him holed up in Preston Hollow. After all, I only have to drive through it, not live there.

Monday, June 08, 2009

David Carradine - Victim of Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation?

News comes from Bangkok that actor David Carradine may not have committed suicide after all. Police say a rope was found tied around his genitals and was naked. They have postulated he migt have been playing a dangerous game of auto-erotic asphyxiation. If this turns out to be true, chalk another one up to carelessness.

Breath play of any kind is dangerous, but doing it alone is way beyond any of my boundries. The whole issue of safe-sane and consensual kind of goes out the window when you try to hang yourself just long enough to almost pass out but not to die. Kind of tough to make that call when you are near blacking out. It's so patently obvious that I still marvel at how many deaths this kind of play causes each year.

I won't cast aspersions on the late Mr. Carradine until we know for sure how he died, but if it was caused by risky sex games, then this tradgedy needs to be used as an object lesson for those who would seek to participate in this behavior.

I am as kinky as the next person, but I sure as hell want to survive to have sex another day!