Friday, June 29, 2007
THE GREAT JACKASS PROTECTORS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS AND OUTLAW BUSINESSES
Arizona: Sen. John Kyl, Sen. John McCain
Arkansas: Sen. Blanche Lincoln
California: Sen. Barbara Boxer, Sen. Diane Feinstein
Colorado: Sen. Ken Salazar
Connecticut: Sen. Joe Lieberman, Sen. Chris Dodd
Delaware: Sen. Joseph Biden, Sen. Tom Carper
Florida: Sen. Mel Martinez, Sen. Bill Nelson
Hawaii: Sen. Daniel Akaka, Sen. Daniel Inouye
Idaho: Sen. Larry Craig
Illinois: Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. Barack Obama
Indiana: Sen. Dick Lugar
Maine: Sen. Olympia Snowe
Maryland: Sen. Ben Cardin, Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Massachusetts: Sen. Ted Kennedy, Sen. John Kerry
Michigan: Sen. Carl Levin
Minnesota: Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Mississippi: Sen. Trent Lott
Nebraska: Sen. Chuck Hagel
Nevada: Sen. Harry Reid
New Hampshire: Sen. Judd Gregg
New Jersey: Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Sen. Robert Menendez
New York: Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Chuck Schumer
North Dakota: Sen. Kent Conrad
Oregon: Sen. Ron Wyden
Pennsylvania: Sen. Robert Casey, Sen. Arlen Specter
Rhode Island: Sen. Jack Reed, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
South Carolina: Sen. Lindsay Graham
Utah: Sen. Bob Bennett
Vermont: Sen. Patrick Leahy
Washington: Sen. Maria Cantwell, Sen. Patty Murray
Wisconsin: Sen. Russ Feingold, Sen. Herb Kohl
Now get out there and DEFEAT these traitors in the next election
My Senators are:
Elizabeth Dole (who voted AGAINST amnesty every vote)
Richard Burr (who voted FOR amnesty on every vote but the final cloture vote)
I faxed Senator Burr about 5-6 times during this fight -- urging him to come to his gd senses. I faxed Senator Dole twice -- thanking her for her votes.
In the end, I faxed them both -- thanking them for voting against amnesty. I have to tell you though -- I don't think I'm going to vote for Senator Burr again -- unless he does something drastic between now and his election. Someone voting to support amnesty for illegal aliens is a gd idiot -- period. .
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
A child's tantrum onboard a Delta commuter flight forced a pilot to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport.
A 4-year-old wanted apple juice and when the stewardess didn't get it quick enough, the child threw a tantrum, NBC 10 reported
The Delta commuter flight landed around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The flight originated in New York and was headed to North Carolina before the incident.
Passengers were spending the night in Philadelphia, NBC 10 reported.
Authorities said there would be no charges filed in the incident.
No charges filed? OK -- let me get this straight -- YOU decide not to teach your little libtard any manners or discipline -- and then I have to pay (by being delayed on my flight - missing business, etc) when the charges come due ... and nobody says a gd word. I hope the parents get run over by bus that was hijacked by another spoiled rotten libtard.
Iranians were given only two hours' notice of the move that limits private drivers to 33 gallons of fuel a month. Despite its huge energy reserves, Iran lacks refining capacity and it imports about 40% of its petrol.
The country has a large budget deficit largely caused by fuel subsidies and the inflation rate is estimated at 20-30%.
Inflation at 20-30%? -- HOLY McSHIT. That kind of thing gets politicians booted out of office --- you know -- in a real democracy.
And LMAO @ no refining capacity -- and they don't even have liberal morons stopping them from building refineries -- you know -- like we have in the U.S.
If you don't know what the fairness doctrine is, you'll probably agree with Einstein here.
Oh yes, John Kerry -- we have to have "fairness" -- please vote for "fairness" ... you gd jackass.
Here's a tidbit for you:
Current FCC Chairman James Quello, though, has stated that, "The fairness doctrine doesn't belong in a country that's dedicated to freedom of the press and freedom of speech." (Doug Halonen, "Twelve to Watch in 1993," Electronic Media, January 25, 1993, p. 66.)
The Klown's assessment?
If you're an idiot you'll love it.
And nevermind ONE senator -- I'm talking about half -- or slightly more than half.
Together, Bowles and his Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Richard Burr have spent more than $20 million on a race rife with negative ads and one polls call a dead heat going into the election.
At least Senator Dole keeps voting against the bill (and cloture) every time there is a vote. I sent her a thank you note.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Just answer 25 relatively straightforward questions and the best candidate for you appears forthwith. To skip all the annoying ads after you submit, click the link at the top.
Here are my (A is A) results:
Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)
Tom Tancredo (84%)
Duncan Hunter (80%)
Newt Gingrich (69%)
Mitt Romney (68%)
John McCain (66%)
Chuck Hagel (64%)
Fred Thompson (64%)
Sam Brownback (63%)
Rudolph Giuliani (62%)
Jim Gilmore (60%)
Kent McManigal (60%)
Ron Paul (54%)
Tommy Thompson (46%)
Mike Huckabee (39%)
Hillary Clinton (36%)
Christopher Dodd (32%)
Joseph Biden (30%)
Bill Richardson (30%)
John Edwards (29%)
Al Gore (28%)
Mike Gravel (25%)
Dennis Kucinich (21%)
Wesley Clark (19%)
Barack Obama (16%)
Elaine Brown (12%)
Alan Augustson (9%)
Animal behaviourist Kevin Richardson has such an intimate bond with big cats that he can spend the night curled up with them without the slightest fear of attack.
Richardson, 32, who is based in a wildlife conservation area near Johannesburg in South Africa, works his unusual magic on other species too. Cheetahs, leopards and even unpredictable hyenas hold no threats for him.
This guy is begging for it.
Paris Hilton being driven home after her release from jail -- seatbelts are for other peeps.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Police were called Saturday afternoon amid complaints that demonstrators were blocking the store's entrance.
A police statement says Jackson and a Catholic priest from Chicago's South Side are charged with criminal trespass after refusing requests to move away from entrance.
Yes -- tell us all about it, Jesse JACKASSon
Here is a map of the east coast showing the result of a 100 meter rise in the ocean due to a polar meltdown (global warming worst case scenario).
I’m not sure how valid the scenario is but it is interesting, that’s for sure. Something to think about.
Baghdad has revived a contract signed by the Saddam Hussein administration allowing a state-owned Chinese oil company to develop an Iraqi oil field, the Iraqi oil minister told the Financial Times in Beijing on Friday.
Hussein al-Shahristani also said Baghdad welcomed Chinese oil company bids for any other contract in the country through a “fair and transparent bidding process” to be laid out in the new oil law under discussion in Iraq’s parliament.
China National Petroleum Corporation, the country’s largest oil company and the parent of listed group Petrochina, signed a deal with Iraq in 1997 to develop the al-Ahdab oil field. The field is one of the first to be offered to foreign investors since the 2003 US-led invasion.
Somebody inform Rosie O'Donnel and Michael Moore -- they finally have proof this is a war for oil. They're really gonna make Bush look dumb now.
Hey Cameron -- how's that ignorance working for ya? Oh ... right ... you're a zillionaire so it's working pretty good. It's funny though -- under Mao, you'd be broke -- you know -- serving the people and all -- but here, you're rich -- but you're not giving all your money to serve the people. I'm afraid I don't see what you're trying to say ... ditz.
US actress Cameron Diaz has apologised for wearing a bag with a political slogan that evoked painful memories in Peru.
The voice of Princess Fiona in the animated Shrek films visited the Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes wearing an olive green bag emblazoned with a red star and the words "Serve the People", perhaps Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong's most famous political slogan, printed in Chinese.
The bags are marketed as fashion accessories in some cities around the world, but in Peru the slogan evokes memories of the Maoist Shining Path insurgency that fought the government in the 1980s and early 1990s in a bloody conflict that left nearly 70,000 people dead.
"I sincerely apologise to anyone I may have inadvertently offended," Diaz said in a statement. "The bag was a purchase I made as a tourist in China and I did not realise the potentially hurtful nature of the slogan printed on it."
One prominent Peruvian human rights activist said Diaz should have been a little more aware of local sensitivities when picking her accessories.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
An official air-miss report on the incident several weeks ago appears in Pilot magazine.
Aurigny Airlines captain Ray Bowyer, 50, flying close to Alderney first spotted the object, described as "a cigar-shaped brilliant white light".
As the plane got closer the captain viewed it through binoculars and said: "It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area.
"It was 2,000ft up and stationary. I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realised it was approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it was the size of a [Boeing] 737.
"But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide."
Continuing his approach to Guernsey, Bowyer then spied a "second identical object further to the west".
He said: "It was exactly the same but looked smaller because it was further away. It was closer to Guernsey. I can't explain it. This was clearly visual for about nine minutes.
"I'm certainly not saying that it was something of another world. All I'm saying is that I have never seen anything like it before in all my years of flying."
The sightings were confirmed by passengers Kate and John Russell. John, 74, said: "I saw an orange light. It was like an elongated oval."
The sightings were also confirmed by an unnamed pilot with the Blue Islands airline.
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907
Friday, June 22, 2007
Ok -- that might have been too difficult ... you know ... for the humans.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Yes -- I wonder why everyone uses the metric system except us. Why could it be? Why do they insist on using a hard system? Metric system=Snake handling -- Right? ... American geniuses and idiot politicians?
But Klown -- it would be too hard to learn ... and we'd have to get used to it.
*SLAP* -- Pipe down, jackass -- you're in the way of America.
Seriously -- How do these people stay alive for so long?
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Home Depot fires man for stopping shoplifters
Let me ask you something -- Do you know why would Home Depot fire this guy?
Answer -- afraid of being sued. Here's what the lawyers would say if something went wrong there.
1 - They would dismiss out of hand that it was the criminal's fault.
2 - They would criminalize the hero by saying he didn't follow the rules (handbook.) The reason this is in the handbook is because they (or another company) were already sued under the same or similar circumstances.
3 - Idiot juries allow themselves to be convinced that convoluted logic is still logic.
4 - During his trial they would be allowed to shield the fact that this shoplifter has prior convictions (and probably many prior arrests etc.)
5 - They would say the company "knew or should have known" that it might be a dangerous situation and therefore should have called in their "trained personnel."
In other words -- the company better not do much about it. Believe me, if they had notified their "trained personnel" the criminals would probably have gotten away. If not, the "trained personnel" wouldn't have done a damn thing except call police. You know why? Because their "trained personnel" aren't trained to apprehend criminals -- they're only trained to be sure the company isn't sued for anything that happens in the situation. If you're a cop and Home depot calls about a shoplifter, I doubt you'll be in much of a hurry to get there -- considering that if you hurry and someone gets hurt -- you'll be fired and sued.
The fact is, being sued in MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE than letting the criminal escape.
1 - Criminal escapes with a huge TV set? -- Cost $2,000.
2 - Company gets sued: Cost? Fuhhgetaboutit!
One minute you're making plenty of sense:
Travolta Echoes Cruise on Psychiatry
YORK (AP) - John Travolta says his thinking is in line with fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise, who has publicly defended the religion's stance against psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry.
Cruise, during a famously heated debate on NBC's "Today" show in 2005, criticized Brooke Shields for taking anti-depression drugs and berated host Matt Lauer for suggesting that psychiatric treatment might help some patients.
"I don't disagree with anything Tom says," Travolta says in the July issue of W magazine, on newsstands Friday. "How would I have presented it? Maybe differently than how he did, but it doesn't matter. I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it is not gun control. It is (psychotropic) drugs at the bottom of it."
Yes -- and the Klown agrees. I'll address the topic of "Psychiatry" another day but for now I'll just make a couple of comments about school shootings.
1 - Zero discipline in schools - teachers made helpless by liberal politicians/media.
2 - Zero discipline at home - parents made helpless by liberal politicians/media.
3 - Parents paralyzed by Dr Spock, the liberal media, and myrmidon friends.
4 - Psychotropic drugs for the kids (in place of self discipline)
1+2+3+4=Lots of people killed (Klown's special theory of killativity.)
The next minute you're babbling like Paris Hilton trying to describe how gravity works.
You guessed it: THAT'S REVOLTA'S HOUSE !!! Five planes and his own runway, Travolta logs enough hours with his "hobby" to pump 800 times more carbon into the atmosphere (from his hobby alone) than an average person.
And yet, and yet, he has the nerve to lecture the rest of us non-Scientology peons to "do something" about global warming!!! Pretty pathetic.
Shrugging off objections to his personal carbonizing of the planet, he sez: "I don't think we can repair these holes in the sky. We need to think about domed cities and other planets." Holes in the sky?- Beam me up, Scotty! - Aye, aye, Cap'n!
JARRETT BAKER/The Times-UnionColin Bruley, 24, was fired from his job at a Monument Road apartment complex after grabbing his gun and running to help an injured neighbor.
'You're fired,' man hears after saving a woman's life
The 24-year-old grabbed a gun before going to help his neighbor who had been shot.
When a neighbor screamed she'd been shot, Colin Bruley grabbed his shotgun, found the victim and began treating her bloodied right leg.
Tonnetta Lee survived Tuesday's pre-dawn shooting at her Jacksonville apartment, and her sister and a neighbor praised Bruley's actions. But his employers, the same people who own the Arlington complex where Bruley lives, reacted differently. They fired him.
Neighbor Kevin Courson joined Bruley at the crime scene when he saw Bruley had a gun for protection. Courson said he is incensed by the dismissal.
"Here was a guy trying to do a good deed. He wasn't trying to hurt nobody," said Courson, 31.
Yes ladies and gentlemen -- greedy-assed lawyers and activist judges and jackass politicians (most of which are lawyers) have brought America to her knees. Corporations are so afraid of being sued they are literally frozen in inaction. And anyone who takes action must be fired.
Vote for the candidate who supports tort reform -- where the loser pays in civil actions. Sure -- it'll take 20 years to heal the damage but let's start now.
The whole story is here:
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Ludicrous statements of the day, from two leaders who insist on telling the world that up is down and terrorists are “moderate:” Bush and Olmert discuss Mideast.
WASHINGTON - President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday sought to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his battle with Hamas for primacy, calling him a moderate voice and the only true leader of the Palestinian people.
Bush and Olmert, before meeting in the Oval Office, both spoke positively to reporters of the prospect for new talks between Abbas and the Israelis.
“I am going to make every possible effort to cooperate with him,” the prime minister said. Bush called Abbas “the president of all the Palestinians” and “a reasonable voice amongst the extremists.”
This is how you dress and act when you're a moderate.
Oh sure -- we all buy it -- the media tells us to buy it -- BUY NOW AND SAVE!!!!
Did you know about this -- I'd be willing to bet $10 you didn't. Don't worry -- you didn't need to know about it. The media will tell you what's important, jackass.
Last Thursday, completely ignored by the world’s media, Hamas thugs opened fire on a peace demonstration, killing two people.
Imagine the sustained outrage that would pour out of the media if Israel had done something like this. But Hamas murders peaceful demonstrators, and it doesn’t even rate a footnote in the wire service reports.
Before noon, two civilians were killed during a protest held in Gaza City under the banner “Stop the Killing.” Some 1,000 Palestinians marched in the city, calling for an end to the fighting, but when they approached a Hamas position, militants fired at the protesters, killing two.
Too see the photos and videos mentioned in the article, go here and click on the links.
Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9.
A Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions.
Photos: Inside an al Qaeda/Taliban 'Graduation'
The tape shows Taliban military commander Mansoor Dadullah, whose brother was killed by the U.S. last month, introducing and congratulating each team as they stood.
"These Americans, Canadians, British and Germans come here to Afghanistan from faraway places," Dadullah says on the tape. "Why shouldn't we go after them?"
The leader of the team assigned to attack Great Britain spoke in English.
"So let me say something about why we are going, along with my team, for a suicide attack in Britain," he said. "Whether my colleagues, companions and Muslim brothers die today or tonight, every drop of our blood will invigorate the Muslim (unintelligible)."
Video: Watch the Taliban's 'Graduation' Ceremony
U.S. intelligence officials described the event as another example of "an aggressive and sophisticated propaganda campaign."
Others take it very seriously.
"It doesn't take too many who are willing to actually do it and be able to slip through the net and get into the United States or England and cause a lot of damage," said ABC News consultant Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism official.
Watch Brian Ross' full report on "World News With Charles Gibson."
Funny thing about hydrogen cars: If we were all driving them now, the President's FreedomCAR initiative would be anteing up its $1.8 billion to invent the gasoline engine. Freeing us from hydrogen would be "the moral equivalent of war," to use the words of a long-past energy-crisis president. Gasoline would be the miracle fuel. It would save money by the Fort Knoxful. It would save energy by the Saudi Arabiaful.
The rest is here:
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The story of the frog and the scorpion has been cited everywhere from discussions of mid-east terrorism to the movie The Crying Game.
In the story, a scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back.
The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?" Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."
Please note that the story does not portray a prisoner's dilemma. The frog has absolutely nothing to gain by carrying the scorpion across, and is therefore a foolish altruist, proving the truth of the adage, "No good deed goes unpunished."
To turn it into a prisoner's dilemna go here:
The thing that's really funny here -- at least 50% of the peeps who read this will believe it. Next article? Global warming.
Paying taxes is a pleasurable duty
Paying taxes feels good, say researchers.
The surprising discovery, based on brain scans, can also predict which people are most likely to donate cash to charity.
Bill Harbaugh at the University of Oregon in Eugene, US, and colleagues gave 19 female university students $100, and told them some of this money would have to go towards taxes.
Each volunteer then read some tax scenarios involving $0 to $45 in taxes, knowing that one of the scenarios would be selected at random and the related amount be subtracted from their $100.
As the participants viewed the tax scenarios, their brains were scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Surprisingly, whenever the students read the taxation scenarios, scientists saw a spike in activity within two of the brain's reward centres – the nucleus accumbens and caudate nucleus.
Yes -- the nucleus accumbens and the caudate nucleus ... well shit, Poindexter, why didn't you say so. The Klown sees a "spike in something" as well ... a wooden spike -- RIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF THESE BLOODSUCKING LEECHES.
AND ANOTHER THING ... I don't suppose the "good brain waves" were related to getting to keep the rest of the money - right Plato?
Following its Staying Alive Aids campaign, MTV Networks International Wednesday unveiled its latest public service onslaught.
MTV Switch hopes to persuade the world's youth to cut their carbon emissions and help save the planet by launching an initiative aimed at "slowing the acceleration of global warming."
The campaign, backed by such celebrities as Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Good Charlotte, Enrique Iglesias, Shaggy and Rufus Wainwright, hopes to reach a potential audience of 1.5 billion people.
"The statistics are staggering. If less than 1% of our total potential viewing audience -- roughly one million people -- switches to three energy efficient light bulbs, this would be equivalent to taking 100,000 cars off the road."
Yes ... perhaps now they've declared carbon dioxide (the stuff you exhale) a pollutant, the "1%" could just hold their breath for say ... 10 minutes. And, in order to ensure nobody cheats ... and the whole thing takes place in a "pristine "manner, we'll tie a rope around their necks for the full ten minutes. I gotta believe that would go a long way in reducing some carbon footprintage.
Separatist graduations proliferate at UCLA.
Let the Segregation Commence
Commencement weekend is hard to plan at the University of California, Los Angeles. The university now has so many separate identity-group graduations that scheduling them not to conflict with one another is a challenge. The women’s studies graduation and the Chicana/Chicano studies graduation are both set for 10 AM Saturday. The broader Hispanic graduation, “Raza,” is in near-conflict with the black graduation, which starts just an hour later.
Planning was easier before a new crop of ethnic groups pushed for inclusion. Students of Asian heritage were once content with the Asian–Pacific Islanders ceremony. But now there are separate Filipino and Vietnamese commencements, and some talk of a Cambodian one in the future. Years ago, UCLA sponsored an Iranian graduation, but the school’s commencement office couldn’t tell me if the event was still around. The entire Middle East may yet be a fertile source for UCLA commencements.
The Klown notes that it's lucky these peeps went to college (UCLA=College??) otherwise they might think and act like COMPLETE FUCKING MORONS.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Alaskan “Bear Farm”: Former Science Teacher Tamed Wild Bear!
That’s Charlie "Bear Man" Vandergaw, a 68-year-old former science teacher who tamed wild bears in Alaska by plying them with food!
Vandergaw says his relationship with bears dated to his retirement from teaching in 1985. Over the years he has fed bears, befriended bears, nursed injured bears back to health, and allowed bears inside his cabin; now it is not unusual to find several black and brown bears lounging around his "Bear Farm" yard on any given day.
If the bears didn’t get him in the end, the law may:
As of April 2007, Alaska news sources reported that the state attorney general’s office was considering bringing criminal and civil actions against Vandergaw for his continuing to violate state laws by feeding wild bears.
Yeah -- and one day, one of those bears is going to tamely eat him alive.
Pending doom: Global warming crisis
A group of fourth-graders in Portland creates a list of priorities to stop global warming.
We want everyone to help curb Global warming. It truly means
that the Earth is getting warmer. The ocean is warming at such
an alarming rate that the continents are in danger.
Such a warming of the ocean is fuel for more severe hurricanes
such as Katrina. Katrina was only a Category 1 storm when it
crossed Florida. It became a monster storm by feeding off the
extremely warm water in the Gulf of Mexico.
Not just the ocean temperature, but also the overall temperature
on the planet is rising to dangerous levels.
The 10 "hottest" average years on record have occurred within
the last 14 years. We continue to see record carbon dixoide
levels in the atmosphere year after year. Just notice the strange
weather around us this winter and spring and even summer-like
days in March.
LMAO --- temps have warmed about one-half a degree celcius in the last 100 years -- and it's "notice the summer-like temps in March." Now I can understand poor old 4th graders eating this pablum up -- but the teachers?? Holy dumbasses, Batman.
For those in the "don't know" -- at least one of the boys showed incontrivertable proof he could not have taken part in the rape and Nifong charged him anyway.
You're a gd jackass, Nifong -- and after the bar is through with you, I hope these boys sue you for everything you have and everything you ever will have. I hope you lose hope -- the way these poor kids did -- only I hope you do the honorable thing, Nifong -- like the Japanese -- capisce?
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Facing the loss of his law license, a tearful Mike Nifong said Friday he will resign as district attorney, more than a year after he obtained rape indictments against three Duke University lacrosse players who were later declared innocent by state prosecutors.
"My community has suffered enough," Nifong said from the witness stand at his ethics trial.
Yeah -- boo hoo, jackass.
A resident of a Hamas-dominated neighborhood, identifying himself only as Yousef for fear of reprisal by his neighbors, said Gazans would always back the winner, regardless of ideology.
"Today everybody is with Hamas because Hamas won the battle. If Fatah had won the battle they'd be with Fatah. We are a hungry people, we are with whoever gives us a bag of flour and a food coupon," said Yousef, 30. "Me, I'm with God and a bag of flour."
Fatah officials, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said Hamas fatally shot seven Fatah fighters after they had surrendered. A doctor at Shifa Hospital said he examined two bodies that had been shot in the head at close range.
"The era of justice and Islamic rule has arrived," Hamas spokesman Islam Shahawan announced.
Yeah -- these peeps sit over there and do nothing but fight. No jobs. Foreign aid please --- more foreign aid. Food coupons -- bag of flour please. America and Israel give them money and all they do is bitch about how we're the great satan.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
(For those that don't know -- CAIR = Council on American/Islamic Relations. They claim to be a charitable group -- non-violent etc. Their asses show up all over news interviews and talk shows etc -- sick making really.)
Recent tax filings reveal an Islamist group that claims to speak for millions of Muslims in America actually boasts just 1,700 members. So whose interests does it really represent?
There's been surprisingly little transparency about the financing of the top Muslim lobby in Washington — the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Until recently, few in the media have bothered to investigate.
Since spinning off from Hamas front group Islamic Association for Palestine in 1994, CAIR has maintained it's a "grass-roots organization" — a "Muslim NAACP" — supported by members who pay dues. It repeatedly has denied receiving foreign funding.
These claims are no longer operative, however, and mainstream media and politicians who cozy up to the group should take note.
Citing IRS records, the Washington Times reports that CAIR has suffered a whopping 90% decline in membership since 9/11. Its official number of members shrank to 1,700 last year from 29,000 in 2000. As a result, CAIR's annual income from dues sank to $59,000 from $733,000.
Yet over the same period, CAIR's revenues have bounded ahead, reaching $3 million last year. Meanwhile, it has managed to open 25 new chapters in major cities across the country.
So where's it getting its money?
Tax records show the group is relying on some two dozen deep-pocketed donors for support. Who are they? We don't know. By law, CAIR doesn't have to publicly disclose them, and they're blacked out on IRS disclosure forms.
But land records unearthed by Paul Sperry, author of "Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington," show that exactly one year after 9/11 — as its dues were drying up — CAIR signed over the deed to its Washington headquarters to a United Arab Emirates-based foundation headed by the ruler of Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum's foundation put up almost $1 million for the property, and recently pledged $50 million more to help CAIR build larger headquarters, replenish its legal war chest and fund a nationwide pro-Islam propaganda campaign.
The New York Times earlier this year confirmed that "wealthy Persian Gulf governments" — including the UAE and Saudi Arabia — were backing CAIR. "CAIR has raised some suspicion by accepting large donations from individuals or foundations closely identified with Arab governments," the story said.
We also know from federal court records that CAIR received startup cash from the Holy Land Foundation, which the government has shut down as another Hamas front. Several of its founders — including a senior CAIR official — go on trial next month in Texas for allegedly funneling millions to Hamas for suicide-bomb operations.
U.S. prosecutors have named CAIR as "unindicted co-conspirators" in the terror case.
Now why in the hell don't ALL the candidates do something like this.
-I will keep America on offense in the Terrorists' War on Us.
-I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation.
-I will restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending.
-I will cut taxes and reform the tax code.
-I will impose accountability on Washington.
-I will lead America towards energy independence.
-I will give Americans more control over, and access to, healthcare with affordable and portable free-market solutions.
-I will increase adoptions, decrease abortions, and protect the quality of life for our children.
-I will reform the legal system and appoint strict constructionist judges.
-I will ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
-I will provide access to a quality education to every child in America by giving real school choice to parents.
-I will expand America's involvement in the global economy and strengthen our reputation around the world.
And Ace says:
He may not be ideal, but give him a listen. We can't put all of our eggs in one basket, even a kick-ass basket carried around by Fred! as he stalks and then kills the Easter Bunny, whom he considers "the true most dangerous game" as well as "the most delicious game."
Every Red Eye Episode...Evah!
If you are like me (and, God willing, you aren't) you just can't get enough of the television experience that is "Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld". It's like stalking hobos for sexual release: you just can't stop after enjoying it once.
So, assuming you are like me, you worry that you might miss an episode! After all, with it's 2:00 AM EST time slot, and the ever changing seasonal migration of the homeless to the local Greyhound station, it is not always possible to stay up to watch it.
To allay this concern, I have consolidated a handy-dandy "transcript" of an episode that never actually aired so that, should you accidentally miss an episode, you can still get your "fake but accurate" fix. From the Gut's "Geraldo Rivera" like BOOMING VOICE to the incredible androgenous sexual tension between Bill and Greg and the incredible vapidity of D-list guests like Samantha Judge, all your favorite "Red Eye" moments are here.
I hope this provides you with as much comfort as it has provided me on those nights when the cable is out and the hobos are too fast.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
That's right -- you think you're getting out of paying our taxes? Think again, jackass. You'll pay or we'll put your ass in jail -- how you like us now -- JACKASS!!!
These people really need to be thrown out of government --- and thrown as fast and as far as possible. He says "we want to keep the playing field level." Fuck you, Democrat asshole. Fuck your playing field -- don't you see he doesn't want any part of your playing field? Take his money though -- he has no chance against the government -- none. I wonder if he'll keep voting for Democrats and Republicans.
Iran moves to execute porn stars
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill that could lead to death penalty for persons convicted of working in the production of pornographic movies.
With a 148-5 vote in favor and four abstentions, lawmakers present at the Wednesday session of the 290-seat parliament approved that "producers of pornographic works and main elements in their production are considered corruptors of the world and could be sentenced to punishment as corruptors of the world."
The term, "corruptor of the world" is taken from the Quran, the Muslims' holy book, and ranks among the highest on the scale of an individual's criminal offenses. Under Iran's Islamic Penal Code, it carries a death penalty.
Courtesy British Antarctic Survey
Yeah -- right, shitbags. You get your money from the government to study that shithole -- so you can commune with penguins or whatever you birkies do down there ... so you wanna do a concert to draw attention to your plight. "Live Earth" -- oh god -- gimmee a dollar. The Klown sayeth -- get a real job and get off my payroll.
In an effort to fulfill his promise of a concert on every continent for his “Live Earth” event on July 7 to 8, Al Gore approached the British Antarctic Survey in February to explore the possibility of flying a band in to its Rothera Research Station in Antarctica.
No, he was told, July is mid-winter in Antarctica, and no planes or boats can get in or out.
But all was not lost. BAS officials told Gore that a band was already in place on the South Pole. BAS press representative Linda Capper told blogger Tim Slagle, “We have a house band — five of our science team. They are very good indie rock-folk fusion. The remaining 17 will be the audience on location.”
They’ve never played in front of an audience. To make matters worse, the band, named after a Greenlandic word for “summit,” will be playing outside on the ice, where temperatures could be as low as minus ten degrees Celsius. One of their colleagues will film the performance for broadcast on TV and the Internet.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The Klown says "if you need to ask if you can fight back -- you're prolly doomed."
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas gunmen captured the headquarters of the Fatah-allied security forces in northern Gaza, seizing control of a key prize in the bloody power struggle between the sides, Hamas and Fatah officials said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah said Tuesday's fighting amounted to a coup attempt by the Islamic militants.
Hamas attacked the compound with mortars and automatic gunfire, and after several hours of battle, seized control, said Hamas commander Wael al-Shakra. A Fatah security official confirmed the building had been lost. He said at least 10 people were killed and 30 wounded.
Security commanders loyal to Abbas complained they were not given clear orders to fight back at a time when Hamas appeared to be moving forward according to a plan.
Abbas' Fatah movement was to meet later in the day to decide whether to pull out of his shaky coalition with Hamas. Calls by Abbas and exasperated Egyptian mediators for a cease-fire went unheeded.
Instead, Hamas and Fatah militants threatened to kill each other's leaders. In Gaza, a rocket-propelled grenade damaged the home of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas but caused no injuries in what Hamas said was an attempted assassination. In the West Bank, Fatah gunmen kidnapped a deputy Cabinet minister from Hamas.
Hamas gunmen also exchanged fire with Fatah forces at the southern security headquarters in the southern town of Khan Younis, but had not yet launched a major assault. The town's streets were empty as people huddled indoors.
Col. Nasser Khaldi, a Fatah commander in southern Gaza, confirmed his men were on the defensive. Khaldi said Abbas, the leader of Fatah, must give orders now to fight back.
"There is a weakness of our leaders," he said. "Hamas is just taking over our positions. There are no orders."
Pro-Fatah forces attacked the Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV and radio stations in Gaza City after security officials said they received orders to stop the broadcasts. Shortly after the attack, they started broadcasting pro-Fatah songs, a sign the security forces had taken control.
Hamas and Fatah have been locked in a violent power struggle since Hamas defeated Fatah in January 2006 legislative elections, ending four decades of Fatah rule.
The sides agreed to share power in an uneasy coalition three months ago, but put off key disputes, including control of the security forces. Most are dominated by Fatah loyalists, while Hamas has formed its own militia, in addition to the thousands of gunmen at its command.
The infighting has grown increasingly brutal. Some of those killed were shot execution-style or hit in shootouts that turned hospitals into battle grounds, while others were thrown from rooftops. Residents huddled indoors, and university exams were canceled.
The head of the Egyptian mediation team, Lt. Col. Burhan Hamad, said neither side responded to his call to hold truce talks. "It seems they don't want to come. We must make them ashamed of themselves. They have killed all hope. They have killed the future," said Hamad, who brokered several previous short-lived cease-fires.
Hamad said both sides were about equal in firepower. "Neither can have a decisive victory," he said. "To be decisive, they need weapons that neither side has."
WITH KATIE COURIC doing the "Evening News," CBS has been "dumbing it down, tarting it up," Dan Rather said yesterday, bashing his unsuccessful successor in the anchor chair.
When Rather retired two years ago - possibly under pressure - the "Evening News" had fallen to a distant third place in network viewership.
After initial excitement about Couric's move from her spot as co-host of NBC's "Today" show to the nightly news, the broadcast quickly slipped again to trail its competitors.
Talking via phone to Joe Scarborough on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Rather described Couric as a "nice person" - then let her have it.
Speculating on the program's declining ratings, Rather said, "The mistake was to try to bring the 'Today' show ethos to the 'Evening News' and to dumb it down - tart it up in hopes of attracting a younger audience."
Then in a kinder vein, he said Couric "tried to change networks, which is always difficult, and change the programs at the same time." Then he opened fire again.
He said the program "trend line" continues to lean toward excessive and overdone celebrity coverage.
Rather said he'd prefer to see the show give more time to the war in Iraq, which he called "a strategic catastrophe of historic proportions."Leo Standora
National Geographic Reptile Expert Dr. Brady Barr studies wild crocodiles. To get up close and personal with the crocs, he dresses like a crocodile! This special suit was designed by a team of engineers at National Geographic for both realism and protection.
Australian Police have been unable to recommend a prosecution for the following scam:
A company takes out a newspaper advertisement claiming to be able to supply imported hard core pornographic videos. As their prices seem reasonable, people place orders and make payments via check.
After several weeks, the company writes back explaining that under the present law they are unable to supply the materials and do not wish to be prosecuted. So they return their customers money in the form of a company check.
However, due to the name of the company, few people ever bother to present these to their banks. The name of the company is ‘The Anal Sex and Fetish Perversion Company’.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Harry Reid, Jedi Knight
Don't believe me? Check the Jed Mind Trick in action:
You had to actually be at the press conference Reid, Durbin and others held yesterday afternoon on the cloture votes. It was entirely about blaming Bush for the bill’s stalling and calling him a failure hours before the final cloture vote had actually been held. When a few pesky reporters pointed out that Reid allowed a second vote on a Dorgan amendment that turned the tide against bill and that McConnell said that all they needed was more time to debate amendments, Reid snapped at the reporters.
Reid just didn’t respond to questions about whether he would ever bring the immigration bill up again or why not. He actually argued that a censure vote on AG Gonzales was a more urgent matter for the nation. When another reporter pressed him on Democrats opposed to cloture he cut the person off: “Let’s not focus on Democrats,” Reid said.
The NY SLIMES says:
The immigration compromise collapsed on the floor of the Senate Thursday night. Many of its hard-line foes are celebrating, but their glee is vindictive and hollow.... (Klown note: Your glee is vindictive and hollow -- assholes.)
But obstruction happened. Republican amendments, designed to shred the compromise, happened.
Jeff Sessions wanted to deprive legalized immigrants — yes, legal residents — of the earned income tax credit, a path out of poverty for millions. (Klown note -- but YOU pay for their path out of poverty.)
John Cornyn wanted to strip confidentiality protections for immigrants who apply for legal status, making them too frightened to leave the shadows.
Jim DeMint just wanted to kill the bill, so he voted for a volatile amendment whose substance he disagreed with. “If it hurts the bill, I’m for it,” he said.
Leadership was desperately needed to stop Republicans from dragging the bill off one of its pillars — the one that would put 12 million people on a path to legal status. It didn’t show up. Republicans who should have been holding their party and the deal together — President Bush, minority leader Mitch McConnell, Senator John Kyl — failed utterly.
The anti-immigrant hard-core — no amnesty today, no amnesty tomorrow, no amnesty ever — must not be allowed to hold the nation hostage. Like nativists of generations past, they think the country is being Latinized, and they fear it.... (Klown note: You fear it -- pussies -- hard-core -- "Nativists" -- asshats.)
But at least the NY SLIMES doesn't have any political agenda or bias:
Republicans Mentioned By Name: Six
Democrats Mentioned By Name: Zero
Mentions Of Republicans As Either Nativist Monsters Or Incompetent Failures: Six
Mentions of Democrats Contributing to Demise of Bill For "Nativist" Motives: Zero
Total Mentions of "Republicans," By Name Or Party Affiliation, As Architectects of This Putative Disaster: Nine
Total Mentions of "Democrats" Even Being Present In The Room During This Putative Disaster: Zero. Zero point fucking zero times the square root of zero, log zero
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Prison inmates escape
The man accused in the kidnapping plot of late-night talk show host David Letterman’s infant son escaped along with another inmate from Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge Friday afternoon.
Authorities are looking for Kelly Allen Frank, 45, and John Willcutt, 22, who were discovered missing around 4:20 p.m.
Frank was arrested in an alleged 2005 plot to abduct CBS Late Show host David Letterman’s son and the child’s nanny in Teton County. That charge was later dismissed and Frank was sentenced to 10 years in state prison on a lesser charge for overcharging the talk show host for painting work at his ranch.
The inmates, who were outside the prison on a work detail at the time, may have used a prison vehicle to escape from the prison grounds, according to Warden Mike Mahoney.
Willcutt was first reported missing by a supervisor about 4:20 p.m. After instituting a facility lockdown and counting inmates, prison officials also found Frank was missing. The missing inmates were working outside the prison fence under “indirect supervision” as part of a crew responsible for irrigating state-owned property located near the prison.
Yes Indeedy -- quite a mystery -- we don't know how it happinked -- who would have anticipated the fact that shitstain burglars, thieves, and kidnappers would escape as soon as you took your eyes offen' 'em.
I just shake my head at the complete and utter stupidity of this.
1 - Don't take your eyes off these CRIMINALS.
2 - See -- the thing that makes jail work so well is the "supervising" part.
3 - LET THEM OUT WITHOUT SUPERVISION? - What could happen?
Make your own here:
The scientist touted by CBS News' "60 Minutes" as arguably the "world's leading researcher on global warming" and spotlighted as a victim of the Bush administration's censorship on the issue, publicly endorsed Democrat John Kerry for president and received a $250,000 grant from the charitable foundation headed by Kerry's wife.
Scientist James Hansen has also admitted that he contributed to two recent Democratic presidential campaigns. Furthermore, he acted as a consultant in February to former Vice President Al Gore's slide show presentations on "global warming," which Gore presented around the country.
But Scott Pelley, the "60 Minutes" reporter who profiled Hansen and detailed his accusations of censorship on the March 19, edition of the newsmagazine, made no mention of Hansen's links to Kerry and Gore and none to the fact that Kerry's wife -- Teresa Heinz Kerry -- had been one of Hansen's benefactors.
That's just the tip of the melting iceberg ...
A cadet at the Air Force Academy wrote this professor to ask for some help. So the "professor" responded. No wonder so many have lost respect for American Universities.
Dear Sir or Ma'am
The Air Force Academy is going to be having our annual Academy Assembly. This is a forum for mainly but not only Political Science majors, discussing very important issues dealing with politics. Right now we are in the planning stage for advertising and we would appreciate your help in the following areas. Do you know of or have methods or ways for interschool advertising and or communications? What would be the best way for us to advertise at your school whether it is sending you the fliers and you making copies or by perhaps putting an advertisement in your local publication? We would appreciate your input and the cost of what you recommend. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Cadet Robert Kurpiel
Here is the response from Professor Kirstein:
From: Peter Kirstein
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 1:46 PM
To: Kurpiel Robert C4C CS26
Subject: Re: Academy Assembly
You are a disgrace to this country and I am furious you would even think I would support you and your aggressive baby killing tactics of collateral damage. Help you recruit. Who, top guns to reign death and destruction upon nonwhite peoples throughout the world? Are you serious sir? Resign your commission and serve your country with honour.
No war, no air force cowards who bomb countries with AAA, without possibility of retaliation. You are worse than the snipers. You are imperialists who are turning the whole damn world against us. September 11 can be blamed in part for what you and your cohorts have done to Palestinians, the VC, the Serbs, a retreating army at Basra.
You are unworthy of my support.
Peter N. Kirstein
Professor of History
Saint Xavier University
Saturday, June 9, 2007
The horror of racial profiling has even reached the idyllic Middle Eastern paradise of Lebanon. I blame Bush. Lebanon to Stop Issuing Visas-On-Arrival to Arabs.
Lebanon on Friday was reportedly considering stopping issuing entry visas to Arab citizens at the airport in a bid to prevent any terrorist infiltrations into the country.
The daily An Nahar said contacts in this regard were already underway between the Foreign Ministry and the General Directorate of the General Security Department. It said Arabs interested in visiting Lebanon would be asked to apply for visas at the Lebanese mission accredited in their countries.
The move comes after several citizens from various Arab nations suspected of having links with the terrorist groups Fatah al-Islam and al-Qaida have been detained in recent weeks.
Iran's Interior Minister, Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, has started promoting temporary marriage as a solution to the country's social problems.
Shia Islam allows a man and woman to marry for a fixed period of time, ranging from an hour to a century.
A man can also have any number of temporary marriages - or sigheh, as they are known. Iran first started promoting temporary marriage as an alternative to living in sin 15 years ago.
The then President, Hashemi Rafsanjani, said it was a way for men and women to satisfy their sexual needs. However, Iranian society still looks down on temporary marriage as a cover for prostitution.
WTF is the matter with these people?
HEY --- HARRY -- these people aren't "undocumented Americans" -- they're fucking "illegal aliens" -- DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE? --- JACKASS !!!!
I'm sure you won't find this anywhere in the regular media. This is a little country -- on the coast of the Adriatic -- across from the heel of Italy's "boot."
For One Visit, Bush Will Feel Pro-U.S. Glow
Workers in Tirana, Albania, prepared the area in front of the “Pyramid,” a cultural center, for President Bush’s visit Sunday
TIRANA, Albania, June 8 — The highlight of President Bush’s European tour may well be his visit on Sunday to this tiny country, one of the few places left where he can bask in unabashed pro-American sentiment without a protester in sight.
Americans here are greeted with a refreshing adoration that feels as though it comes from another time.
“Albania is for sure the most pro-American country in Europe, maybe even in the world,” said Edi Rama, Tirana’s mayor and leader of the opposition Socialists. “Nowhere else can you find such respect and hospitality for the president of the United States. Even in Michigan, he wouldn’t be as welcome.”
Petrone, a loser who hates fun, also told the kids they were not permitted to swim with the sharks, race the cheetahs, or punch the giraffes.
However, senators don't give up that easily.
Oh sure -- you all called and faxed and wrote letters for a week -- but you'll give up ... resistance is futile.
Senate tries to kick-start stalled immigration bill
Proponents of the immigration bill that stalled in the Senate regrouped Friday, holding strategy sessions and conference calls aimed at salvaging the overhaul.
“We are not giving up. We are not giving in,” Kennedy said.
Kyl said they “have already begun the process of figuring how to get this back together and concluded in the next few weeks.”
Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, on Friday. “But I have to say that, after consulting with a variety of friends and allies on Capitol Hill and at the White House, we are much more optimistic of our chances of resurrecting the Senate bill.”
It seems the key Senate proponents – Kennedy, Kyl, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) – haven’t lost their humor. They joked around Friday at a critic's expense.
“Is Sessions late again?” Specter asked the group as they waited to start a press conference, referring to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who played a major role in derailing the bill and would obviously not be joining them.
“No,” Kennedy responded, “he’s down there filing more amendments.”
Klown note - Senator Sessions is trying to block the bill -- so he keeps filing amendments -- which have to be considered before voting.
Friday, June 8, 2007
This is Episode 1 -- there are 7 episodes -- they go in order -- like a soap opera. If you're killing time, go here to see the rest.
Strange case of lights left on in empty school
Electric lights are being left on inside the old Dalkeith High School building — to protect vandals and intruders from hurting themselves.
The council revealed: "The old Dalkeith High School site has been under offer to Wimpey Homes since November 2004 and responsibility for the security of the listed building currently lies with the council."
"A risk assessment was carried out on the property at the time of closure."
"This resulted in the boarding up of all ground floor windows to prevent access, retention of an operating burglar alarm and the carrying out of daily inspections of the property."
"Some lights — including some on timers — are left on during the winter months to protect potential intruders from fall hazards. Midlothian Council as owners of the property have an obligation to do this under duty of care."
Uh -- I hate to tell you peeps -- you have total morons in charge there. Relieve them from their duties. Any judge who finds in favor of a fucking trespassing criminal needs to be replaced as fast as the system will allow and then prosecuted for aiding criminals.
ALABAMA. Possibly from the Creek Indian word alibamo, meaning "we stay here."
ALASKA. From the Aleutian word alakshak, which means "great lands," or "land that is not an island."
ARIZONA. Taken either from the pima Indian words ali shonak, meaning "little spring," or from the Aztec word arizuma, meaning "silver-bearing."
ARKANSAS. The French somehow coined it from the name of the Siouan Quapaw tribe.
CALIFORNIA. According to one theory, Spanish settlers names it after a utopian society described in a popular 16th-century novel called Serged de Esplandian.
COLORADO. Means "red" in Spanish. The name was originally applied to the Colorado River, whose waters are reddish with canyon clay.
CONNECTICUT. Taken from the Mohican word kuenihtekot, which means "long river place."
DELAWARE. Named after Lord De La Warr, a governor of Virginia. Originally used only to name the Delaware River.
FLORIDA. Explorer Ponce de Leon named the state Pascua Florida - "flowery Easter"—on Easter Sunday in 1513.
GEORGIA. Named after King George II of England, who charted the colony in 1732.
HAWAII. An English adaptation of the native word owhyhee, which means "homeland."
IDAHO. Possibly taken from the Kiowa Apache word for the Comanche Indians.
ILLINOIS. The French bastardization of the Algonquin word illini, which means "men."
INDIANA. Named by English-speaking settlers because the territory was full of Indians.
IOWA. The Sioux word for "beautiful land," or "one who puts to sleep."
KANSAS. Taken from the Sioux word for "south wind people," their name for anyone who lived south of Sioux territory.
KENTUCKY. Possibly derived from the Indian word kan-tuk-kee, meaning "dark and bloody ground." Or kan-tuc-kec, "land of green reeds", or ken-take, meaning "meadowland."
LOUISIANA. Named after French King Louis XIV.
MAINE. The Old French word for "province."
MARYLAND. Named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of English King George I.
MASSACHUSETTS. Named after the Massachusetts Indian tribe. Means "large hill place."
MICHIGAN. Most likely from the Chippewa word for "great water." micigama.
MINNESOTA. From the Sioux word for "sky tinted" or "muddy water."
MISSISSIPPI. Most likely taken from the Chippewa words mici ("great") and zibi ("river").
MISSOURI. From the Algonquin word for "muddy water."
MONTANA. Taken from the Latin word for "mountainous."
NEBRASKA. From the Otos Indian word for "broad water."
NEVADA. Means "snow-clad" in Spanish.
NEW HAMPSHIRE. Capt. John Mason, one of the original colonists, named it after his English home county of Hampshire.
NEW JERSEY. Named after the English Isle of Jersey.
NEW MEXICO. The Spanish name for the territory north of the Rio Grande.
NEW YORK. Named after the Duke of York and Albany.
NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. From the Latin name Carolus; named in honor of King Charles I of England.
NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA. Taken from the Sioux word for "friend," or "ally."
OHIO. Means "great," "fine," or "good river" in Iriquois.
OKLAHOMA. The Choctaw word for "red man."
OREGON. Possibly derived from Ouaricon-sint, the French name for the Wisconsin River.
PENNSYLVANIA. Named after William Penn, Sr., the father of the colony’s founder, William Penn. Means "Penn’s woods."
RHODE ISLAND. Named "Roode Eylandt" (Red Island) because of its red clay.
TENNESSEE. Named after the Cherokee tanasi villages along the banks of the Little Tennessee River.
TEXAS. Derived from the Caddo Indian word for "friend," or "ally."
UTAH. Means "upper," or "higher," and was originally the name that Navajos called the Shoshone tribe.
VERMONT. A combination of the French words vert ("green") and mont ("mountain").
VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA. Named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, the "virgin" queen, by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1584.
WASHINGTON. Named after George Washington.
WISCONSIN. Taken from the Chippewa word for "grassy place."
WYOMING. Derived from the Algonquin word for "large prairie place."
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