Archive for 19 Dec 2006

Fuck Bono

Posted: 19 Dec 2006 in Politics
Get the fuck out of my country.

Take your liberal antics back to Ireland and get them to pay for your bullshit in Africa.

Better yet, you pay for it you fucking mook!

Democrats leave Bono disappointed

Anti-poverty activist gets no promise of funds


Meetings in Washington last Thursday between rock star Bono and Democrats, including Senate leader Harry Reid of Nevada, yielded a nice photo-op but not much else, according to Bono.

Bono, the U2 frontman and anti-poverty activist, was on Capitol Hill to seek assurances that $1 billion in planned U.S. spending to fight AIDS and malaria in Africa would not be lost if Congress freezes agency budgets in the coming year.

Bono said he also was seeking to close a “commitment gap” between what President Bush has requested for anti-poverty efforts and what Congress has agreed to spend in the past.

After meetings with incoming Senate Majority Leader Reid, House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee, Bono said he came away empty-handed.

“I’m alarmed we could not get a commitment from the Democratic leadership to prevent the loss of $1 billion in the continuing resolution,” Bono said Thursday in a statement.

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Hang on to Your Wallet

Posted: 19 Dec 2006 in Politics
Hang on to your wallets!

The Democrats are already talking about hiking taxes up and the Bush administration isn’t saying no…

Conservatives fear tax-increase deal

By Stephen Dinan
December 19, 2006

The Bush administration has sent signals since last month’s elections that the president is prepared to accept some tax increases on upper-income families, worrying congressional Republicans and fiscal conservative watchdogs who say he will compromise with Democrats to win a legacy accomplishment.
These moves come even as Democrats have pledged to rein in earmarks, winning praise from the same conservative groups that are criticizing Mr. Bush.
The watchdog groups have been demanding that the president repeat his earlier pledges not to raise taxes in order to reform Social Security. But the White House has refused, with officials saying everything is on the table, including tax increases

God help us all.

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British Lord Stings Senators Rockefeller and Snowe: ‘Uphold Free Speech or Resign’

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Lord Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley,
has sent an open letter to Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Snowe (R-Maine) in
response to their recent open letter telling the CEO of ExxonMobil to cease
funding climate-skeptic scientists.

Lord Monckton, former policy adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher,
writes: “You defy every tenet of democracy when you invite ExxonMobil to deny
itself the right to provide information to ‘senior elected and appointed
government officials’ who disagree with your opinion.”

In what The Charleston (WV) Daily Mail has called “an intemperate attempt
to squelch debate with a hint of political consequences,” Senators Rockefeller
and Snowe released an open letter dated October 30 to ExxonMobil CEO, Rex
Tillerson, insisting he end Exxon’s funding of a “climate change denial
campaign.” The Senators labeled scientists with whom they disagree as
“deniers,” a term usually directed at “Holocaust deniers.” Some voices on the
political left have called for the arrest and prosecution of skeptical
scientists. The British Foreign Secretary has said skeptics should be treated
like advocates of Islamic terror and must be denied access to the media.

Responds Lord Monckton, “Sceptics and those who have the courage to
support them are actually helpful in getting the science right. They do not,
as you improperly suggest, ‘obfuscate’ the issue: they assist in clarifying it
by challenging weaknesses in the ‘consensus’ argument and they compel
necessary corrections …

I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious
development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the
claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to
avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear
the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your
wallet, because you’re being had.
– Michael Crichton

I agree with Michael Crichton on that. Consensus science is junk science.

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American Al Qaeda Captured in Belize…

The Belize Police Department has bagged another U.S. fugitive. This
time, however, instead of a tax dodger, bigamist or sex offender they
hit the jackpot, nabbing a suspect with ties to the world of terrorism.
Forty-one year old Ernest James Thompson, also known as James Ujaama
and Bilal Ahmed, violated parole in the United States by leaving the
country and a wanted poster was circulated through Interpol by U.S. law
enforcement authorities. According to Assistant Police Commissioner
Eduardo Wade, that’s when our cops started looking.

A.P.C. Eduardo Wade, Belize Police Department
“As a result of this request the police conducted an investigation
and some time around midnight last night or earlier this morning this
fugitive was apprehended here in Belize City. He has since been taken
out of the country. He entered Belize about ten days or so ago using a
Mexican passport. During the operation Inspector Grinage, who headed
the operation, received some injuries he was treated and released as
this fellow attempted to escape during his apprehension.”

Leonard Hill, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy
“He was initially arrested in 2003 in connection with plots in the
United States to poison water supplies and to do a number of other
things. He subsequently pleaded guilty to charges dealing with Al Qaeda
in Afghanistan and providing various types of material support to the
Taliban as well in Afghanistan.”

Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, Leonard Hill, indicated
that although Thompson’s immediate crime was a parole violation, he may
in fact face additional charges and is also a material witness in other
terror related cases. One indication of his status may be that federal
officials sent down a private plane to bring him back to the States.
Two Belizean police officers went along for the ride and presumably the
traditional night on the town as a guest of the U.S. Department of

Interpol played a hand on this one.
Way to go Belize!
Take note, he was already sent back to the US.

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