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Those that can’t find their way around the kitchen without a roadmap, or those lazy beyond belief, are in denial this day. Their champion, their savior from kitchen drudgery is dead.

Momofuku Ando, inventor of the instant ramen noodle and founding chairman of Nissin Food Products Co., died of a heart attack on Friday evening. He was 96.

By trial and error Ando found a method to dry noodles using hot oil, and finally succeeded in the development of the world’s first instant noodle in 1958, called “Chicken Ramen.”

The company’s products even went into space when Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi took instant noodles in a pouch called “Space Ram” on his 2005 mission on board the U.S. space shuttle Discovery.

R.I.P. Momofuku-san

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Damn War Criminals!

Who Bush and Cheney? No Jacques Chirac and the rest of the Frogs.

France yesterday defended recent fighter jet raids on towns bordering Sudan’s Darfur region by claiming the aggressive action was aimed at preventing regional chaos.

In the past two weeks, with minimal publicity, Mirage F1 jets have attacked and scattered a rebellion in north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR). But reports from the ground say the operation has had a devastating impact on civilians.

A French armed forces spokesman yesterday refused to give details of whether bombs, missiles or machinegun-fire had been used by the jets.

So when well the peace at all costs moonbats hold France accountable at the International Criminal Court?

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A new recording attributed to the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Al-Muhajir, called Bush a coward whose conduct of the war was rejected at the polls, challenging him to keep U.S. troops in the country to face more bloodshed.

“We haven’t had enough of your blood yet,” taunted terror chieftain Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, identified as the speaker on the tape.

He gloated over Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s resignation, claimed to have 12,000 fighters under his command who “have vowed to die for God’s sake,” and said his fighters will not rest until they blow up the White House and occupy Jerusalem.

Well, there you have it [Dim]ocrats, whatcha gonna do? Will Rep[rehensible] Murtha, John “Botched Joke” Kerry and the rest of cut and runners get their way and leave 12,000 jihadist-cut-throats in Iraq?

Al-Muhajir praised the American people for handing victory to the Democrats, saying: “They voted for something reasonable in the last elections.”

By “reasonable” I assume he means “moderate-to-conservative” democrats that were the main reason the [Dim]ocrats were swept into power.

But I question Al-Muhajir ability to judge the Party now in power. The “moderate-to-conservative” [Dim]ocrats in general understand the importance of completing the job of providing a stable Iraq.

Where Al-Muhajir goes wrong is his ignorant belief the vast majority of Dems in the House want to cut and run. As Captain Ed points out George McGovern, the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate, will meet with more than 60 members of Congress next week to recommend a strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June.

Somehow I don’t think that’s what Al-Muhajir is hoping for, at least in his public statements it doesn’t. It’s damn hard to get ” enough of your blood” if the troops aren’t there.

Of course behind closed tent-flaps there is little doubt Al-Muhajir relishes in the thought of having a free hand in Iraq unencumbered by those pesky U.S. Troops.

So Dims whatcha gonna do, follow the lead of abysmal failure George McGovern or grow a spine and finish the job?

Meanwhile… on the frontlines of Iraq the locals are weeping at the prospect of having the [Dim]ocrats in power: (H/T Paul) “If it was up to the Democrats, we would still be living under Saddam’s tyranny,” Tariq said in an interview Wednesday in the Sadoun Street shopping district. “I’m afraid that this change is going to affect the American presence in Iraq. I don’t want them to leave.”

As well she should be!

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What once was a promising sign of change in Lebanon has all been cast asunder by events of the last month. After a month of bombardment by Israel and what can only be described as a stalemate as the fighting temporarly ends the nascent democracy movement in Lebanon should be renamed The Cinder Revolution.

Corrupted by a more “prestigious” Hezbollah in many Muslim eyes and undermined by, who else, Kofi Annon.

And make no mistake, this ceasefire is nothing but temporary, as Israel has already fired a shot across the bow of both Hezbollah and its chief enabler the United Nations.

The IDF will have to resume operations in Lebanon if the expanded United Nations force being assembled does not fulfill its obligation to dismantle Hizbullah, an official in the Prime Minister’s Office warned on Tuesday.

Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah reportedly reached a deal allowing Hizbullah to keep its weapons but refrain from exhibiting them in public. Israeli officials called the arrangement a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which passed over the weekend and was approved on Sunday by the cabinet.

“The resolution is clear that Hizbullah needs to be removed from the border area, embargoed and dismantled,” the official said. “If the resolution is not implemented, we will have to take action to prevent the rearming of Hizbullah. I don’t think backtracking will serve any useful purpose. There has to be pressure on Hizbullah to disarm or there will have to be another round.”

Hezbollah head chopper Nasrallah said Monday he had no intentions of turning over Hezbollah’s weapons, but will “refrain from exhibiting them publicly.” So nothing changes, Hebollah keeps its weapons under wraps just as they have done for the last 20 plus years only this time with the very public compliance of Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Seniora.

For Kofi’s part he’s doing what he does best, be an apoligist for yet another terroristic regime.

Annan angered Israeli officials when he told Channel 2 on Tuesday that “dismantling Hizbullah is not the direct mandate of the UN,” which could only help Lebanon disarm the organization. Annan upset officials further when he said that deploying international forces in Lebanon would take “weeks or months,” and not days as expected.

Excuse me! Kofi better sit down and read his own roll of ass wipe. And I quote para 8:

8. Calls for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent ceasefire and a longterm solution based on the following principles and elements:

– full respect for the Blue Line by both parties;
– security arrangements to prevent the resumption of hostilities, including the establishment between the Blue Line and the Litani river of an area free of any S/RES/1701 (2006) 3 06-46503 armed personnel, assets and weapons other than those of the Government of Lebanon and of UNIFIL as authorized in paragraph 11, deployed in this area;

If called on his idiotic statement I’m confident Kofi would pull the “Government of Lebanon” card and claim Hezbollah is part of the government.

Or, more likely, ignore the question.

Standby, the resumption of warfare should commence within the next week and when it does Saniora, Hezbollah and Kofi will have more blood on their hands. Again!

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The lawyer representing Frank D. Wuterich, who is under investigation in the Haditha killings, earlier said he had plans to call the Democratic congressman as a trial witness, if his client is charged in the case.

The case has been handed over the the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and is still under review. The NCIS is expected to finish its probe by August, at which time Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, who commands the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Pendleton, will decide whether to bring charges that could include murder.

Attorneys for Wuterich have now filed a lawsuit that claims Murtha tarnished the Marine’s reputation by telling news organizations Wuterich’s Marine unit cracked after a roadside bomb killed one of its members and that the troops “killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” Murtha also said repeatedly that the incident was covered up. (a charge that has proven to be false)

The suit also accuses Murtha of spreading “false and malicious lies” about Wuterich and his squad that were “intended to serve his own private purpose and interests.”

Say what you will about the validity of the suit but Wuterich’s lawyers sure have pegged Murtha for what he is. A self-serving, disingenuous buffoon who cares little about the Service he once served in.

I suspect this suit may be more about Murtha’s sources than what Rep[rehensible]Murtha may have said.

“This case is not about money; it’s about clearing Frank Wuterich’s name, and part of that is to identify where these leaks are coming from,” Zaid told the Post. “Congressman Murtha has created this atmosphere that has already concluded guilt. He’s created this environment that really smells, and he’s the only one who has done that.”

Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t be cheering on a lawyer, a profession I usually hang the shyster tag on, But I’ll make an exception in this case.

Hang Murtha out to dry. And find those leaks!

Others noting this story: Flopping Aces, Expose the Left, Iowa Voice and It Shines For All.

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Is Oliver Stone in Mourning

Quick, someone check to see if Stone is wearing all black and mopeing around like a puppy just after being kicked of it’s mothers teat.

And how about the rest of Holywood? With word that the last “great” hope for a socialist takeover of the world is in hospital they must be beside themselves with grief. And all running around buying up every available copy of Comandante, Stone’s love note to Fidel.

“Fidel Castro is not dead” is the lead of the MSNBC story. Yea right. The claim is he’s in hospital for intestinal problems related to stress. He may not be dead, yet, but I bet he’s never seen in public again, alive.

State newspapers have been placing his brother Raul Castro’s name before the public at an ever increasing rate lately. Whether it be anecdotal stories of his family life or how Raul has been instramental in supporting La Revolución, it’s all ground work and no coincidence.

The old bastard is dead or soon will be. Good riddence.

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Queer Eye for an Arab Guy

No comment offered, say what you will:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two gay Israeli men have installed a huge double bed in a New York art gallery and are inviting Arab men to become their “lover” as part of an exhibition called “Sleeping with the Enemy.”

But the artists who like to be known simply as Gil and Moti talk about the project in romantic terms, saying it’s about “falling in love” rather than sex. Gil said visitors should not come to the show expecting to see pornography.

“The bed is there for us to live in. Artistically there are three pillows to symbolize unity of three people which goes along with the whole concept of make love not war,” he said.

“We try to actually open up a dialogue and debate which is about more important issues than just sexual matters and if there’s sex, OK, but it’s not something we’re interested in discussing,” Gil said.

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Stews Stripped !

Stew Bride

hat title outta pump out a few more Google hits. Leaving aside my cheap attempt to gain traffic there is an important issue at hand. A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday authorized UAL to dump four pension plans and shift $6.6 billion in pension obligations to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. The government agency previously agreed to pick up $3 billion in pension obligations from bankrupt US Airways.

Note that’s nearly $10 billion dollars added to the federal governments growing deficit, a subject I’ll leave for another time. But I will note Delta, Continental, Northwest and American Airlines all suffer from poorly run and underfunded pension plans. Expect them all to line up to suckle the governments cash teat shortly.

In an effort to publicize their plight a group of retired and current flight attendents have taken a cue from The Women of Enron, WalMart, and the Home Depot girls and have produced a calender. Retired flight attendant Connie Baker, the project’s creator and one of its photo subjects, says it was inspired by the 2003 film Calendar Girls about the real-life story of a group of older British women who posed naked for a calendar to raise charity money.


“I thought if these English women can do this, we flight attendants can definitely do it,” said Baker, 59, who lives outside Phoenix. “We wanted to create a little humor in people’s lives, make it fun, while at the same time getting our message across,” she said.

Her husband, Bruce Baker, took the photos. The other retirees photographed are Linda Andrews, 59, and Rosemary Esparza, 64. Baker did not want to name the other two since they are active flight attendants for United.

For more information the “Stews Stripped” have a website, (note: get a new web designer, yours sucks!) and this one is apparently by a friend or sympathizer, and not incidently selling Arizona real estate, that includes this mission statement:

Our mission is to create a national awareness to the naked truth that no retirement fund is completely secure and that there is a definite crisis in the pension guaranty system. Make certain that your retirement plan is not sitting on a time bomb. Take an active role in your future and start now to plan for your retirement years, you can never start too soon.

Hmm… sounds like an ad for President Bush’s Social Security plan to me, and again a topic for another time.

This entry stalled Outside the Beltway in the Beltway Traffic Jam.

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Move along… nothing to see here.

Mutley, you snickering, floppy eared hound. When courage is needed, you’re never around. Those medals you wear on your moth-eaten chest should be there for bungling at which you are best. So, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon. Howwww! Nab him, jab him, tab him, grab him, stop that pigeon now.

There’s a voice that keeps on calling me. Down the road, that’s where I’ll always be. Every stop I make, I make a new friend. Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again. Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to settle down, Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep moving on.

I never spend much time in school but I taught ladies plenty. It’s true I hire my body out for pay, hey hey. I’ve gotten burned over Cheryl Tiegs, blown up for Raquel Welch. But when I end up in the hay it’s only hay, hey hey. I might jump an open drawbridge, or Tarzan from a vine. ‘Cause I’m the unknown stuntman that makes Eastwood look so fine.

What are you gawking at? I said there was nothing to see!

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