Monthly Archives: November 2005

Creative people have more sex — and yet somehow Eminem still manages to get lots of action too

The headline reads “Creativity linked to sexual success“:

Psychologists at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Open University found that professional artists and poets have about twice as many partners as other people…

But Dr Daniel Nettle, a psychologist at Newcastle University’s School of Biology, said it is a double-edge sword. “Poets and artists have more sexual partners but they also have high rates of depression,” he told Reuters.

Depression? Yeah, getting syphilis would have a tendency to cause that in an artist.

Something the study doesn’t address is that poets and artists having more sex may have less to do with creativity and more to do with free time.

We could all get more if all we had to do was jot down a couple of rhymes and toss together a neat sounding haiku, give a quick reading at “Java & Rainforests” cappuccino shop, and then could spend the remaining 18 hours of the day birddogging chicks at the bar.
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Bush's Colin-oscopy: Prez "too detached" on war details according to former Powell Chief of Staff

Larry Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, has said that President Bush was “too detached” from the war details. Powell himself was, of course, also at odds with Bush and Cheney a number of times.

I can’t remember if I read this before or after I read some other former White House “insider” say that Bush doesn’t take advice from his commanders on the ground or others nearly enough.

Let’s not forget that Wilkerson is the guy who, a while back, told the BBC (another “go overseas and tell ’em what they want to hear” sad-sack) that Dick Cheney may be guilty of war crimes.

On the “aloof” accusation concerning Bush, the president claims he always listens to and heeds the advice and opinions of his commanders on the ground. Of course, if he didn’t, guys like Wilkerson would accuse Bush of being “too personally controlling” of the war, ala LBJ.

Mark my words. When all is said and done, Wilkerson will be pitching himself, positively and proudly, as one who held a position of power in the United States government when two nations were liberated.

Is this getting a little old? There’s nothing more pathetic and wimpy than somebody who flip-flops like a rowboat full of freshly caught trout.

Take Bill Clinton for example. He was sort of against the war in Iraq and foresaw failure, and now claims that it “could work“. Same with Hillary and others who are waiting to see whether or not it is a success to announce whether they were for it or against it.

It just goes to show you– just because some people have no nuts doesn’t mean they can’t be ballsy.

By the way, the “against the war… no wait, kind of for the war… no, wait, against the war…” crowd finally has an official logo:

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Bush’s Colin-oscopy: Prez “too detached” on war details according to former Powell Chief of Staff

Larry Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, has said that President Bush was “too detached” from the war details. Powell himself was, of course, also at odds with Bush and Cheney a number of times.

I can’t remember if I read this before or after I read some other former White House “insider” say that Bush doesn’t take advice from his commanders on the ground or others nearly enough.

Let’s not forget that Wilkerson is the guy who, a while back, told the BBC (another “go overseas and tell ’em what they want to hear” sad-sack) that Dick Cheney may be guilty of war crimes.

On the “aloof” accusation concerning Bush, the president claims he always listens to and heeds the advice and opinions of his commanders on the ground. Of course, if he didn’t, guys like Wilkerson would accuse Bush of being “too personally controlling” of the war, ala LBJ.

Mark my words. When all is said and done, Wilkerson will be pitching himself, positively and proudly, as one who held a position of power in the United States government when two nations were liberated.

Is this getting a little old? There’s nothing more pathetic and wimpy than somebody who flip-flops like a rowboat full of freshly caught trout.

Take Bill Clinton for example. He was sort of against the war in Iraq and foresaw failure, and now claims that it “could work“. Same with Hillary and others who are waiting to see whether or not it is a success to announce whether they were for it or against it.

It just goes to show you– just because some people have no nuts doesn’t mean they can’t be ballsy.

By the way, the “against the war… no wait, kind of for the war… no, wait, against the war…” crowd finally has an official logo:

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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Researcher rules Mao more murderous than Hitler and Stalin — Adolph and Joseph throw down red flag, demand booth review

If you thought Hitler and Stalin were the most murderous dirtbags ever to walk the planet, think again. China’s Chairman Mao’s policies led to the deaths of around 77 million of his countrymen.

What caused this? Like all Marxist politicians, and a lot of others of varying socialist/communist visionary philosophy, Mao had a grand vision for the future– a “great leap forward” as he called it. It was a great leap forward for millions– right off a cliff.

Among many revelations in the above book, Mao first contemplated his “Many child left behind” program as a teenager working in a Hunan bodega, and once penned an unreleased musical entitled “If they could see me Mao”

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Bruce Springsteen for Senate? — "No worse than the rest"

This could be more exciting than three years ago when I heard that Ted Nugent was considering running for Michigan governor.

There is a growing movement to convince Bruce Springsteen to run for New Jersey Senate. There’s a vacant seat now that John Corzine has been elected Governor for the bargain price of $44 million.

“The Boss” is popular in his home state of New Jersey. Though he’d run as a Democrat, I’d donate to Springsteen’s campaign just so I could get a chance to see him in a debate. Bruce would be slightly stooped over the podium and bobbing from side to side like a first generation hominid who’s just been introduced to bipedalism, and grunting in acknowledgement reminiscent of a waiter taking a dinner order at Chez Caveman— and yet, among the pool of Democrats, he’ll not be the embarrassing one.

His primary opponent, whoever that may be, would make even less sense while perhaps still being better enunciated.

Springsteen was, of course, one of the leaders of the “Rock against Bush” concert series which took to the road shortly before the 2004 presidential election. Blue-collar Bruce grabbed his lunch pail and headed off to the dingbat plant to supervise a workforce that were taken to huge venues in private jets, stayed in five-star hotel suites, rode in limousines and took to the a stage unimpeded to say anything they pleased, all in an effort to demonstrate the sheer oppression of the Bush administration.

But anyway, even though The Boss is a liberal Democrat, as far as most of the U.S. Senate is concerned, Bruce could go by a campaign slogan that was made famous by a guy here in Michigan who ran for County Commissioner: “No worse than the rest“.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Bruce Springsteen for Senate? — “No worse than the rest”

This could be more exciting than three years ago when I heard that Ted Nugent was considering running for Michigan governor.

There is a growing movement to convince Bruce Springsteen to run for New Jersey Senate. There’s a vacant seat now that John Corzine has been elected Governor for the bargain price of $44 million.

“The Boss” is popular in his home state of New Jersey. Though he’d run as a Democrat, I’d donate to Springsteen’s campaign just so I could get a chance to see him in a debate. Bruce would be slightly stooped over the podium and bobbing from side to side like a first generation hominid who’s just been introduced to bipedalism, and grunting in acknowledgement reminiscent of a waiter taking a dinner order at Chez Caveman— and yet, among the pool of Democrats, he’ll not be the embarrassing one.

His primary opponent, whoever that may be, would make even less sense while perhaps still being better enunciated.

Springsteen was, of course, one of the leaders of the “Rock against Bush” concert series which took to the road shortly before the 2004 presidential election. Blue-collar Bruce grabbed his lunch pail and headed off to the dingbat plant to supervise a workforce that were taken to huge venues in private jets, stayed in five-star hotel suites, rode in limousines and took to the a stage unimpeded to say anything they pleased, all in an effort to demonstrate the sheer oppression of the Bush administration.

But anyway, even though The Boss is a liberal Democrat, as far as most of the U.S. Senate is concerned, Bruce could go by a campaign slogan that was made famous by a guy here in Michigan who ran for County Commissioner: “No worse than the rest“.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Reader email: activists opposing the death penalty, but only for the "right" (or should I say "left") people?

Just got this from Laura Z. regarding today’s column, “Celebrity activists lose their Crip on reality”:

Can you tell me how many of the celebrities you mention were vocally opposed to Tanya Faye Tucker’s death?

Now that you mention it, I don’t recall the anti capital punishment Hollywood bunch circulating a petition to keep authorities from forcing Timothy McVeigh to mainline battery acid either.

Maybe if McVeigh would have written a children’s book speaking of the evils of blowing up federal buildings, that would have somehow “redeemed” him in the eyes of the Hollywood left, but I highly doubt it.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Reader email: activists opposing the death penalty, but only for the “right” (or should I say “left”) people?

Just got this from Laura Z. regarding today’s column, “Celebrity activists lose their Crip on reality”:

Can you tell me how many of the celebrities you mention were vocally opposed to Tanya Faye Tucker’s death?

Now that you mention it, I don’t recall the anti capital punishment Hollywood bunch circulating a petition to keep authorities from forcing Timothy McVeigh to mainline battery acid either.

Maybe if McVeigh would have written a children’s book speaking of the evils of blowing up federal buildings, that would have somehow “redeemed” him in the eyes of the Hollywood left, but I highly doubt it.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Detroit Lions fire coach Mariucci — on to the next colossal disappointment

Yes, I admit it, I’m a Lions fan (rest of group responds “Hiii Doug”). Being a Lions fan is sort of like paying for hemorrhoids, so to that end I can’t explain why I follow the team, but I just do.

Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci has been fired by team President Matt Millen. Many Lions fans were hoping Millen would get carried away and can himself, but that didn’t happen.

Since 1957, the Lions have won one playoff game. One. Such was the influence of the great Barry Sanders, and none of that carried over.

For the past few seasons, Lions victories have been so rare that they’re not referred to in Detroit as wins, but rather as solstices. The Lions last won championships back in the 50’s, when the nation “liked Ike.” Then, in 1975, when Tina Turner hated Ike, the team got a new domed stadium, and you know what? They continued to stink.

After a brief playoff stint in the early 90’s, the team was back to its old ways, but, despite that, got an impressive new home: The $300 million Ford Field. In their first season on the brand-spankin’ new gridiron, the Lions won three games there. That’s $100 million per victory. Show me any other city willing to make that kind of commitment to their team.

Don’t cry for Mooch. He has over two years remaining on a $5 million-a-year contract. He rode into town as a potential savior for a down and out football franchise, and he rides out of town as one of the many who have tried and failed.

The Detroit Lions are owned by the Ford family. And all this time you thought the Edsel had been discontinued?
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Monday's column: The Crips, the Bloods, and the celebrity activists — which gang is the most dangerous?

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily, “Celebrity activists lose their Crip on reality“, discusses the case of Stanley “Tookie” Williams, convicted murderer and co-founder of the “Crips” gang, which has now been franchised from coast to coast like a U-Haul place.

Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection in early December for the murder of four people in a pair of robberies back in 1979.

Williams has waded through almost all his appeals, a process that is so lengthy it makes the death penalty almost silly, since the sentence is often carried out first by God via old age. Williams’ final hope is a clemency hearing with his lawyers and Cal. Governor Schwarzenegger, which Arnold has granted.

This is all part of the “process”. No problem. What is amazing is how many celebrity activists are crawling from the woodwork claiming that either Williams was railroaded by cops, or he’s redeemed himself through his anti-gang activities since being jailed.

Bianca Jagger, Snoop Dogg, and the other cast of anti-death penalty characters, including Mike Farrell, Tim Robbins, Jesse Jackson, Noah Wylie, Danny “let me light that for ya, Fidel” Glover, Susan Sarandon, and the rest, are calling on the Governator to give Williams a stay of execution. Read their reasoning, or lack thereof, along with a petition, at SaveTookie.org.

Why is this case, and others like Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal, pet causes for the Hollywood left? Read today’s column, “Celebrities lose their Crip on reality“, to find out.

Snoop Dogg is asking Governor Schwarzenegger to spare Williams from receiving a “le-thizzle in-jizzle”

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