“Fermi’s Mop”: The official dirty bomb cleanup guide

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a “cleanup guide” in the event of the use of an “improvised nuclear device”, or “dirty bomb” as it is known if it is being carried by Mickey Rourke.

What’s in the cleanup guide? Here’s a hint– stock up on Orange-Glo and Windex big time.

“Hal, cleanup, aisles 1 thru 8,793”
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Liberal Baltimore Sun writer resigns amid allegations of plagiarism — "Call me Ishmael" says columnist as he sends resume to greener pastures

Baltimore Sun columnist Michael Olesker allegedly plagiarized from other newspapers over the course of his 27 year career. Olesker resigned yesterday, pretty much removing the “allegedly” from that previous sentence.

Prediction: Before this week is over, Pinch Sulzberger Jr. at The New York Times, and Jerry Adler at Newsweek, are going to receive resumes in the mail with a Maryland return address.

Hey Pinch, Jayson Blair’s seat is still warm. Mr. Alter, another flushed Koran story is waiting in the wings. Yes, Olesker may only be a plagiarist, but he’s still young enough to be taught to just plain make stuff up instead of stealing it.

Come on, Times and Newsweek– consider hiring a troubled writer. Your readers expect nothing less.

Front cover of Olesker’s book, “Field of Dreams are Gone With the Wind”
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Liberal Baltimore Sun writer resigns amid allegations of plagiarism — “Call me Ishmael” says columnist as he sends resume to greener pastures

Baltimore Sun columnist Michael Olesker allegedly plagiarized from other newspapers over the course of his 27 year career. Olesker resigned yesterday, pretty much removing the “allegedly” from that previous sentence.

Prediction: Before this week is over, Pinch Sulzberger Jr. at The New York Times, and Jerry Adler at Newsweek, are going to receive resumes in the mail with a Maryland return address.

Hey Pinch, Jayson Blair’s seat is still warm. Mr. Alter, another flushed Koran story is waiting in the wings. Yes, Olesker may only be a plagiarist, but he’s still young enough to be taught to just plain make stuff up instead of stealing it.

Come on, Times and Newsweek– consider hiring a troubled writer. Your readers expect nothing less.

Front cover of Olesker’s book, “Field of Dreams are Gone With the Wind”
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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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Federal prosecutors get to Jack Abramoff — soon, the lobbyist will have to return the favor

The Feds have gotten Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff to plead guilty to conspiracy, tax evasion, and mail fraud. As a result of the deal, Abramoff is expected to begin fingering more members of Congress than the Capitol Hill proctologist.

Abramoff has probably been told that “more is better” as far as reducing his sentence goes via exposing corrupt officials and staffers, but he shouldn’t get his hopes up, he’s still going to do some serious time.

Tom Delay haters think this could finally be their big break. Abramoff won’t be let out of the room until he produces at least a photo of Delay kicking a puppy.

Short announcement:
As you may have noticed, this blog has a new home–sort of. It’s now through the fine folks at MensNewsDaily who run my columns from time to time. Thanks to Mike for all his hard work with the changeover. I hope all the readers of MensNewsDaily can make this a daily stop. For all my “regulars”, this space is still accessable through the old address, which will default here, or of course at the news address above.

Abramoff’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, informs his client that, in prison, “Jack Abramoff” is a request and not a name, and therefore something he may want to consider changing
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Preparing for Alito hearings, Teddy dons "If abortions are outlawed, only outlaws will be allowed to screw around with a Kennedy" t-shirt

It’s gonna take guts for the Democrats to derail President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee! In this area, Ted’s got ’em covered.

It’s now less than one week until the Senate confirmation hearings begin for Judge Alito. The action will start on Monday, Jan. 9. Abortion will be the major (of not the only) topic, of course.

Who will be the first senator to ask the abortion question? I’m guessing Barbara Boxer approaches Alito in the parking lot at 7 a.m., coat hanger in angered hand.


“Judge Alito! Judge Alito! Are you now, or have you ever been, anti-abortion?”
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Preparing for Alito hearings, Teddy dons “If abortions are outlawed, only outlaws will be allowed to screw around with a Kennedy” t-shirt

It’s gonna take guts for the Democrats to derail President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee! In this area, Ted’s got ’em covered.

It’s now less than one week until the Senate confirmation hearings begin for Judge Alito. The action will start on Monday, Jan. 9. Abortion will be the major (of not the only) topic, of course.

Who will be the first senator to ask the abortion question? I’m guessing Barbara Boxer approaches Alito in the parking lot at 7 a.m., coat hanger in angered hand.


“Judge Alito! Judge Alito! Are you now, or have you ever been, anti-abortion?”
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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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Wiretapping into my email concerning today's column

Quite a few emails on today’s column, “Eavesdrop of destruction“. Here are a few selections.

Mike K. weighs in:

I think I understand what you’re trying to say about the fickle privacy advocates, but two wrongs don’t make a right. There’s a dangerous side to the issue. Giving government the legal right to spy on the populace, requires some moral compass worthy of the trust. Our current political situation is anything but the case and precisely why our very wise founders structured a system disallowing it… A return to the Constitutional limitations on government is the only way to prevent this country from morphing further into tyranny.

Concerns about the country morphing into tyranny are always valid, but that’s half the battle. That has to be done while not exposing the country to outside tyranny. Most human beings can’t walk a line that thin without losing their balance, but on the whole, I think Bush has done a decent job at it. Also, observing with interest those who are hypocritical as it concerns our “privacy” shouldn’t just be a passing comical side note– these are the people who will be “fixing” this “problem”.

John M., a regular reader, proudly retired from the U.S. Marines and who can hold a conch shell to his ear and hear the Battle Hymn of the Republic, says:

Again, a clear and thoughtful piece of writing with an open agenda and no attempt at obfuscation, no wonder you weren’t hired by the New York Times. I take note of your expectation of a dramatic pause when such a question is asked, however you left out the retort that would inevitably follow. “If Bush were impeached there wouldn’t be another attack, the peace-loving Muslims are only attacking us because George ‘Dubya’ Bush has caused so much death and destruction in the world we were only attacked because he stole the election and prevented Al Gore from bringing peace to everywhere on the planet.”

I never argue with John, even when he says I’m wrong. Somebody who knows 23 ways to kill a guy with a pencil eraser is always right.

Donald D. says:

My concern is not over the eavesdropping of foreign calls. I consider that to be the presidents duty. To those who are talking to those who are being monitored, I don’t consider it a privacy issue. My concern is with the ability of government to enter ones dwelling and do secret searches. The ability to covertly enter and access someone’s computer would give a less than honest person the ability to plant false evidence against a citizen… And consider the possibilities should an unscrupulous person gain the office of President. The possibilities for wrongdoing could be catastrophic.

No argument here, Don. As far as those who want to scrap wiretapping based on the potential for abuse, that’s not going to happen, nor should it. The prom shouldn’t be cancelled just because you know some unscrupulous horny wanker is going to reach for the bra clasp of his unsuspecting date. You deal with it as it happens, with a swift, solid and crippling ball-kick.

And, of course, you can’t write a column about Bush without the Hitler-ites coming out. Most of those emails can be summed up like this: “Bla bla bla Bush is Hitler bla bla bla Bush is Hitler bla bla bla another Third Reich bla bla bla…” This one isn’t that over the top though, but I’m sure one is being written by somebody as we speak.

With that, here’s Frank B’s note:

In the aftermath of 9-11, the American people stand exposed as gutless morons, ready to sacrifice fundamental liberties in exchange for the promise of security, a promise offered by politicians who lie for a living.

The issue is not a “right to privacy.” The issue is an outlaw out-of-control government using public fear and anxiety over 9-11 to get its claws around the throats of the people just as Hitler used the Reichstag Fire and Stalin used the Doctors Plot.

Bush owes his media whores a great debt.

Do you ever get that idea that if there is never another Hitler, some people are going to be awfully disappointed?
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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.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

Wiretapping into my email concerning today’s column

Quite a few emails on today’s column, “Eavesdrop of destruction“. Here are a few selections.

Mike K. weighs in:

I think I understand what you’re trying to say about the fickle privacy advocates, but two wrongs don’t make a right. There’s a dangerous side to the issue. Giving government the legal right to spy on the populace, requires some moral compass worthy of the trust. Our current political situation is anything but the case and precisely why our very wise founders structured a system disallowing it… A return to the Constitutional limitations on government is the only way to prevent this country from morphing further into tyranny.

Concerns about the country morphing into tyranny are always valid, but that’s half the battle. That has to be done while not exposing the country to outside tyranny. Most human beings can’t walk a line that thin without losing their balance, but on the whole, I think Bush has done a decent job at it. Also, observing with interest those who are hypocritical as it concerns our “privacy” shouldn’t just be a passing comical side note– these are the people who will be “fixing” this “problem”.

John M., a regular reader, proudly retired from the U.S. Marines and who can hold a conch shell to his ear and hear the Battle Hymn of the Republic, says:

Again, a clear and thoughtful piece of writing with an open agenda and no attempt at obfuscation, no wonder you weren’t hired by the New York Times. I take note of your expectation of a dramatic pause when such a question is asked, however you left out the retort that would inevitably follow. “If Bush were impeached there wouldn’t be another attack, the peace-loving Muslims are only attacking us because George ‘Dubya’ Bush has caused so much death and destruction in the world we were only attacked because he stole the election and prevented Al Gore from bringing peace to everywhere on the planet.”

I never argue with John, even when he says I’m wrong. Somebody who knows 23 ways to kill a guy with a pencil eraser is always right.

Donald D. says:

My concern is not over the eavesdropping of foreign calls. I consider that to be the presidents duty. To those who are talking to those who are being monitored, I don’t consider it a privacy issue. My concern is with the ability of government to enter ones dwelling and do secret searches. The ability to covertly enter and access someone’s computer would give a less than honest person the ability to plant false evidence against a citizen… And consider the possibilities should an unscrupulous person gain the office of President. The possibilities for wrongdoing could be catastrophic.

No argument here, Don. As far as those who want to scrap wiretapping based on the potential for abuse, that’s not going to happen, nor should it. The prom shouldn’t be cancelled just because you know some unscrupulous horny wanker is going to reach for the bra clasp of his unsuspecting date. You deal with it as it happens, with a swift, solid and crippling ball-kick.

And, of course, you can’t write a column about Bush without the Hitler-ites coming out. Most of those emails can be summed up like this: “Bla bla bla Bush is Hitler bla bla bla Bush is Hitler bla bla bla another Third Reich bla bla bla…” This one isn’t that over the top though, but I’m sure one is being written by somebody as we speak.

With that, here’s Frank B’s note:

In the aftermath of 9-11, the American people stand exposed as gutless morons, ready to sacrifice fundamental liberties in exchange for the promise of security, a promise offered by politicians who lie for a living.

The issue is not a “right to privacy.” The issue is an outlaw out-of-control government using public fear and anxiety over 9-11 to get its claws around the throats of the people just as Hitler used the Reichstag Fire and Stalin used the Doctors Plot.

Bush owes his media whores a great debt.

Do you ever get that idea that if there is never another Hitler, some people are going to be awfully disappointed?
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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: Eavesdrop of destruction

Okay, it’s time to shake off the collective national hangover and get back to work.

Ever since the New York Times decided to tip off terrorists that U.S. Intelligence, on the order of President Bush, had been tapping phone calls to and from the United States, some people have been outraged at what is called “invasion of privacy rights”.

Many of these critics were, up until the point they found out Bush was eavesdropping, respecting your privacy the way a dog treats a fire hydrant. These are people I call “born-again privacy advocates”. A BAPA is somebody who you could catch going through your underwear drawer and they’d claim they were only searching for wiretaps.

As a result of this somewhat treasonous decision by the Times to report this (sorry, I’m showing how old-fashioned I am by thinking that there’s still such a thing as treason– I might as well believe in the Easter Bunny or that Pauly Shore will someday make me laugh) terrorist suspects have probably simply switched from Nextel to Verizon, or vice-versa.

What’s all this mean? Give a read to “Eavesdrop of destruction” and discover that, though Bush is doing the wiretapping, the left is doing the bugging.
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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.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

Monday’s column: Eavesdrop of destruction

Okay, it’s time to shake off the collective national hangover and get back to work.

Ever since the New York Times decided to tip off terrorists that U.S. Intelligence, on the order of President Bush, had been tapping phone calls to and from the United States, some people have been outraged at what is called “invasion of privacy rights”.

Many of these critics were, up until the point they found out Bush was eavesdropping, respecting your privacy the way a dog treats a fire hydrant. These are people I call “born-again privacy advocates”. A BAPA is somebody who you could catch going through your underwear drawer and they’d claim they were only searching for wiretaps.

As a result of this somewhat treasonous decision by the Times to report this (sorry, I’m showing how old-fashioned I am by thinking that there’s still such a thing as treason– I might as well believe in the Easter Bunny or that Pauly Shore will someday make me laugh) terrorist suspects have probably simply switched from Nextel to Verizon, or vice-versa.

What’s all this mean? Give a read to “Eavesdrop of destruction” and discover that, though Bush is doing the wiretapping, the left is doing the bugging.
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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.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.