Monthly Archives: May 2006

Dutch "Pedophile Party" Wants to Kid Around, So They're Not Kidding Around

Wear wooden shoes long enough and something like this is bound to happen. If you thought third-parties in the U.S. could get wacky, take a look at this:

Pro-paedophile activists have established a new political party in the Netherlands to campaign for the legalisation of sex between adults and children.

“Ten years ago we were ‘on speaking terms’ with society. But since [Belgian paedophile killer] Marc Dutroux there is no more discussion. All paedophiles are being put in the same box. We are being hushed up,” Ad van den Berg, the co-founder of the NVD party, told newspaper ‘AD’.

Yes, it’s a sad reality, but it’s the 100% of bad pedophiles that taint the good name of the other 0%.

What will be the campaign slogan of these sickos? My best guess: “A Little Tikes car in every garage, and Sponge Bob Kraft macaroni & cheese in every pot”?

More from the story:

The NVD Party also wants to make it legal to possess child pornography and a reduction in the minimum age to feature in porn from 18 to 16. An initial media report that the party wanted the age restriction lowered to 12 was corrected in later reports.

You know, it’s irresponsible journalism of that sort that is bound to ruin NVD’s reputation.

NVD, by the way, stands for “Naastenliefde Vrijheid en Diversiteit”, Dutch for “psst, want some candy?”

Dutch “Pedophile Party” Wants to Kid Around, So They’re Not Kidding Around

Wear wooden shoes long enough and something like this is bound to happen. If you thought third-parties in the U.S. could get wacky, take a look at this:

Pro-paedophile activists have established a new political party in the Netherlands to campaign for the legalisation of sex between adults and children.

“Ten years ago we were ‘on speaking terms’ with society. But since [Belgian paedophile killer] Marc Dutroux there is no more discussion. All paedophiles are being put in the same box. We are being hushed up,” Ad van den Berg, the co-founder of the NVD party, told newspaper ‘AD’.

Yes, it’s a sad reality, but it’s the 100% of bad pedophiles that taint the good name of the other 0%.

What will be the campaign slogan of these sickos? My best guess: “A Little Tikes car in every garage, and Sponge Bob Kraft macaroni & cheese in every pot”?

More from the story:

The NVD Party also wants to make it legal to possess child pornography and a reduction in the minimum age to feature in porn from 18 to 16. An initial media report that the party wanted the age restriction lowered to 12 was corrected in later reports.

You know, it’s irresponsible journalism of that sort that is bound to ruin NVD’s reputation.

NVD, by the way, stands for “Naastenliefde Vrijheid en Diversiteit”, Dutch for “psst, want some candy?”

Harry Reid on the Ropes?

From the A.P.:

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, who has criticized Republican ethics, accepted free ringside tickets to three professional boxing matches from Nevada officials who were trying to influence his federal legislation regulating the sport.

Reid, D-Nev., took the free seats for Las Vegas fights between 2003 and 2005 from the Nevada Athletic Commission as he pressed legislation to increase federal oversight of boxing, including the creation of a government commission.

Reid said he was simply trying learn how the proposed legislation could effect a major home-state industry. I wonder if Harry took the same hands-on approach when it was proposed that the Mustang Ranch be shut down. Heavy, direct research is the cornerstone to being a good politician.

I think everybody’s making too big a deal out of this. Come on, it’s a politician dealing with a professional sports lobby in Nevada — what could possibly go wrong?

Will anything come of this? No. Harry will dance his way out of this particular corner with a little doublespeak and probably no need for a cut-man.

Harry Reid’s bio on his Senate website is typical of antonymous political blabber. For example, Reid’s biography says the following: “It isn’t unusual for him to be the first Senator of either party to arrive at the Capitol in the morning and the last to go home at night.”

After we learn that he spends countless hours in the office, Reid’s bio then says that “his family is his first priority”.

Somehow, in between those two opposing statements, Reid still finds a way to get free row 1 tickets to boxing matches. Wow, that’s a “Super Senator” if I ever saw one.

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Poll: Which is the Greater Threat, Terrorism or Global Warming?

Bill Clinton recently said that global warming is a greater threat to humanity than terrorism, which would explain why Hillary has been so busy in past years trying to chill the place down.

Al Gore agrees. As a matter of fact, Al’s been trying to make up for all the jet fuel it takes to fly him to environmental speeches by… not farting… or something like that:

He (Gore) said he was “carbon neutral” himself and he tried to offset any plane flight or car journey by “purchasing verifiable reductions in CO2 elsewhere”.

So, is the carbon neutral Gore, and Clinton, correct, or is the comparison of a proven threat to a scientifically unproven one like saying “the boogeyman is more dangerous than Osama Bin Laden”? Take a second to answer the following poll question:

Which is the greater threat to humanity, terrorism or global warming?

Since there are always more than two answers to any question, I’ve come up with a variety of responses from which to choose.

This poll contains a margin of error of plus or minus three belt bombers and four junk scientists.

Thanks for participating. I wish you all a carbon neutral Tuesday.

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Monday's Column: Enron, Uncle Sam, and You

I’m a little late in posting today’s column at WorldNetDaily, mainly because the site was down most of the day and I couldn’t get the URL of the column. So instead I waited patiently in the pool. You have to love those floating lounge chair things with the built-in cup holders. Move over, Tom Edison, because that’s the best invention of the past two centuries.

Anyway, last week, Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted on any number of fraud charges. The Enron debacle, along with WorldCom and others, resulted in the Sarbanes-Oxley law. Sarbanes-Oxley, as I write, tries to ensure that the fox won’t ever again want to raid the chicken coop by killing the chickens. 

Read more about it in “Uncle Sam Lays down the law”.

Monday’s Column: Enron, Uncle Sam, and You

I’m a little late in posting today’s column at WorldNetDaily, mainly because the site was down most of the day and I couldn’t get the URL of the column. So instead I waited patiently in the pool. You have to love those floating lounge chair things with the built-in cup holders. Move over, Tom Edison, because that’s the best invention of the past two centuries.

Anyway, last week, Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted on any number of fraud charges. The Enron debacle, along with WorldCom and others, resulted in the Sarbanes-Oxley law. Sarbanes-Oxley, as I write, tries to ensure that the fox won’t ever again want to raid the chicken coop by killing the chickens. 

Read more about it in “Uncle Sam Lays down the law”.

Memorial Day: In Appreciation

The following letter is taken from a piece that appears in my book, which I wrote for Memorial Day several years ago. It still applies today.

 

Dear members of the US Military past and present,

Thanks to you and your predecessors, we’re free. Throughout our history, you’ve fought for, and won, independence. You’ve helped put an end to slavery, oppression, genocide and all manner of craziness put forth by every spiral-eyed deranged dictator and tin-pot wanker on the planet.

You can be sent to fight in some of the biggest dung-heap, dirt-bucket and generally scummy areas on the face of the earth – places that make a septic tank look like the Presidential Suite at the Bellagio.

You perform tasks – from the incredibly dangerous to the intolerably mundane – without a plea for recognition from those of us you’re protecting.

You’re often called upon to take on unhinged nut cases – the aberrant likes of whom may make one long for the stability of Courtney Love – and dive head first into a big bowl of “Crackpot Bouillabaisse” against knee-jerk fascists, totalitarian fist wavers and psychotic zealots– All this is offset by the lousy pay and unfair criticism from Malibu pinheads who will only appreciate your existence when there are Red Chinese tanks sitting in Rob Reiner’s foyer.

Though there’s plenty of criticism and finger pointing from the genuinely unappreciative, you somehow manage to overlook this to do a job that keeps us safe and free. Only the noblest of human beings understand that, yes, even the unappreciative of service are not undeserving of freedom and protection. That’s America, and that’s the United States military.

Why do you do it? I’m sure there are many reasons, but there can be only one response: Thank you.

Michael Jackson to Visit Orphanages in Tokyo, Lockdown Recommended

How do you say “hide the children” in Japanese?

Jackson’s participation in the award ceremony Saturday at Yoyugi Olympic Stadium will launch an Asian tour. Jackson also plans to visit Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong, spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said in a telephone interview from her Washington, D.C., office Thursday.

Bain, who said she was en route to the airport to join Jackson in Tokyo, said the star plans to visit orphanages, tour the city of Tokyo and meet with members of the Asian business community during his trip.

Hmm, I wonder how warm milk tastes spiked with Nihonshu.

Uncle Sam Gets Lay'd: Enron and the Government Give Us the Shaft

Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, the pair who guided Enron to false new heights which culminated in a long plunge into the toilet, were both found guilty on multiple charges. In September, it is expected that they will be sentenced to one of the longest board meetings in history.

The world shuddered after energy giant Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The announcement essentially meant that thousands of investors had lost a fortune virtually overnight. For many, their life savings, retirement plans, and college funds are now gone. Their money has been used as pawns in a white collar chess game.

This scam caused the government to jump in and do what it does best: complicate matters. The U.S. government responded to Enron and a handful of other corporate scandals by passing laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley, which is the best example of the many being forced to suffer for the crimes of a few.

I remember a day when we envisioned an automated, computerized world and often spoke of a “paperless society” (with the obvious exception of toilet tissue and Willie Nelson’s Zig Zags). Environmentalists were giddy, for trees were going to be spared from ending up as Comerica’s quarterly report or a widget invoice. Well, one of the first paperless society experiements was Enron, so we can safely assume that from now on we’ll be buried in more paper than ever. Frankly I’m surprised shredders aren’t illegal yet.

Optimism

Maybe it’s the upcoming long weekend that’s causing me to look on the bright side of things, but there could be a reason for a few people to be in a “glass is half full” mood.

Having the nations 7th largest company file Chapter 11 and lay off thousands of employees certainly gave the economy a huge hit, but there were segments that must have made gains. First to come to mind was K-Mart, who themselves filed for bankruptcy in early 2002. All those poor folks who lost their entire 401K’s and investment portfolios in Enron went running for the blue light specials – or so K-Mart hoped. Now if only GM or Exxon would go under, K-Mart might be able to dig themselves completely out of the hole.

Tens of thousands of people losing their life savings also must have been welcome news for the Ramen Noodle company. There’s only so long you can support an entire company on feeding desperate grad students. With college kids having more and more disposable income and therefore the ability to afford higher quality foods such as fish sticks, Taco Bell, and fruit roll-ups, the Enron thing must have been a real Godsend. Not since “Black Tuesday” has there been a party at Ramen headquarters like the one there was after Enron’s announcement of bankruptcy.

The credit card people must have been swimming in happy, too. No cash for people meant credit card companies were going to be turning out more plastic than a Malibu cosmetic surgeon, and making loans at interest rates that would make the Gambino family tell them to cool it.

The limited and somewhat (but not completely) satirical examples of Enron upsides can’t change the fact that, thanks to a few corporate scandals, all our lives have been altered in some way. If you’re in business, you’re jumping through hoops and suffering through creating all sorts of make-work government reports. If you’re a consumer, congratulations, the cost of all the extra legal bills taken on by companies who have to hire lawyers to ensure they’re up to speed with the new government laws, has been passed on to you.

It may be ending for Lay and Skilling, but for you and me, it’s only the beginning, because the government’s idea of ensuring that the fox never again raids the chicken coop is to kill the chickens.

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Uncle Sam Gets Lay’d: Enron and the Government Give Us the Shaft

Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, the pair who guided Enron to false new heights which culminated in a long plunge into the toilet, were both found guilty on multiple charges. In September, it is expected that they will be sentenced to one of the longest board meetings in history.

The world shuddered after energy giant Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The announcement essentially meant that thousands of investors had lost a fortune virtually overnight. For many, their life savings, retirement plans, and college funds are now gone. Their money has been used as pawns in a white collar chess game.

This scam caused the government to jump in and do what it does best: complicate matters. The U.S. government responded to Enron and a handful of other corporate scandals by passing laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley, which is the best example of the many being forced to suffer for the crimes of a few.

I remember a day when we envisioned an automated, computerized world and often spoke of a “paperless society” (with the obvious exception of toilet tissue and Willie Nelson’s Zig Zags). Environmentalists were giddy, for trees were going to be spared from ending up as Comerica’s quarterly report or a widget invoice. Well, one of the first paperless society experiements was Enron, so we can safely assume that from now on we’ll be buried in more paper than ever. Frankly I’m surprised shredders aren’t illegal yet.

Optimism

Maybe it’s the upcoming long weekend that’s causing me to look on the bright side of things, but there could be a reason for a few people to be in a “glass is half full” mood.

Having the nations 7th largest company file Chapter 11 and lay off thousands of employees certainly gave the economy a huge hit, but there were segments that must have made gains. First to come to mind was K-Mart, who themselves filed for bankruptcy in early 2002. All those poor folks who lost their entire 401K’s and investment portfolios in Enron went running for the blue light specials – or so K-Mart hoped. Now if only GM or Exxon would go under, K-Mart might be able to dig themselves completely out of the hole.

Tens of thousands of people losing their life savings also must have been welcome news for the Ramen Noodle company. There’s only so long you can support an entire company on feeding desperate grad students. With college kids having more and more disposable income and therefore the ability to afford higher quality foods such as fish sticks, Taco Bell, and fruit roll-ups, the Enron thing must have been a real Godsend. Not since “Black Tuesday” has there been a party at Ramen headquarters like the one there was after Enron’s announcement of bankruptcy.

The credit card people must have been swimming in happy, too. No cash for people meant credit card companies were going to be turning out more plastic than a Malibu cosmetic surgeon, and making loans at interest rates that would make the Gambino family tell them to cool it.

The limited and somewhat (but not completely) satirical examples of Enron upsides can’t change the fact that, thanks to a few corporate scandals, all our lives have been altered in some way. If you’re in business, you’re jumping through hoops and suffering through creating all sorts of make-work government reports. If you’re a consumer, congratulations, the cost of all the extra legal bills taken on by companies who have to hire lawyers to ensure they’re up to speed with the new government laws, has been passed on to you.

It may be ending for Lay and Skilling, but for you and me, it’s only the beginning, because the government’s idea of ensuring that the fox never again raids the chicken coop is to kill the chickens.

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