Archive | March, 2008

The Real Hillary Bosnia Story

Posted on 31 March 2008 by Ed Z

From Peggy Noonan’s
Getting Mrs. Clinton WSJ piece
:

What struck me as the best
commentary on the Bosnia story came from a poster called GI Joe
who wrote in to a news blog: "Actually Mrs. Clinton was too
modest. I was there and saw it all. When Mrs. Clinton got off the
plane the tarmac came under mortar and machine gun fire. I was
blown off my tank and exposed to enemy fire. Mrs. Clinton without
regard to her own safety dragged me to safety, jumped on the tank
and opened fire, killing 50 of the enemy." Soon a suicide
bomber appeared, but Mrs. Clinton stopped the guards from opening
fire. "She talked to the man in his own language and got him
[to] surrender. She found that he had suffered terribly as a
result of policies of George Bush. She defused the bomb vest
herself." Then she turned to his wounds. "She stopped my
bleeding and saved my life. Chelsea donated the blood."

Heh.

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Happy Easter

Posted on 23 March 2008 by Ed Z

I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Enjoy the family you are with and think about those you can’t be with.

 

This is the day the Lord has made, Alleluia. Let us be glad and rejoice in it, Alleluia.

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Vacation Time

Posted on 20 March 2008 by Ed Z

Headed to Florida for Easter so I’ll be taking a break for a few days. Looking forward to 80 degrees and sunny. Oh don’t be jealous!
I hope to be back blogging once I’m settled in down there.
As always, thanks for taking the time to check in!

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The Cult of Cheetos

Posted on 18 March 2008 by Ed Z

I have a love-hate relationship with commercials.  I try to ignore most
of them because I find they usually cater to the lowest denominator when it
comes to humor or sexual innuendo.  Some latch on to a trendy or social
theme, being green for example, and play up their product as a way of being
closer to that fad.  Others are just annoying because they’re poorly conceived. 
But then once in a while I catch a commercial that sends a message I find offensive,
whether that be morally
or intellectually.  These are the ones I love, because they are the ones
that give me insight to the perceptions corporation and advertisers have of us
as mainly consumers bust also as people.

This brings me to the Cheetos Laundromat commercial:

 

Very curious that a company associates its product with vandalism and
destruction of personal property.  Hey Felicia, that’s her car out there
too, how about you slash her tires?

Another embodiment of the self-centered, me first society.  And as the
commercial ends with the young woman standing trance-like, staring at the
viewer, the phrase "join us" beckons.  The cult of me first.

Horror fans might recall a scene in Evil
Dead 2
where the haunted cabin calls hero Ash to join us.  Did
Cheetos get their influence from Evil Dead?  Probably not, but the message
is the same isn’t it?  Join us in our wicked ways, it’ll be fun!

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Breaking: New Gov. Patterson Admits Affair

Posted on 17 March 2008 by Ed Z

Really
folks, you can’t make this stuff up
.

The thunderous applause was
still ringing in his ears when the state’s new governor, David
Paterson, told the Daily News that he and his wife had
extramarital affairs.

In a stunning revelation,
both Paterson, 53, and his wife, Michelle, 46, acknowledged in a
joint interview they each had intimate relationships with others
during a rocky period in their marriage several years ago.

In the course of several
interviews in the past few days, Paterson said he maintained a
relationship for two or three years with "a woman other than
my wife," beginning in 1999.

Oy!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on 17 March 2008 by Ed Z

But you may want to put down that beer.  As all you good Catholics know,
this is Holy Week, and we
really shouldn’t be partying.  Though I have a feeling the bars will be
full anyway.

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Spitzer’s Hooker Revealed

Posted on 13 March 2008 by Ed Z

If you haven’t seen it already, The
Smoking Gun has photos of Spitzer’s hooker
.

The NY
Post has a profile
.

**Update**

The
NY Post also has a pictorial
.

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Langone: I Know It

Langone: I Know It

Posted on 12 March 2008 by Ed Z

The
New York Post is saying Spitzer has been using prostitutes for at least six
years
.  So what happens when you have enemies who have the funds and
connections to know everything about you?  Ken Langone might know.

I know for sure, he went himself to a post office and bought
$2,800 worth of
mail orders to settle the hooker…  I know it.  I know someone who was
standing in back of him on line.

How much could it cost to hire someone to tail him every day?  And there
were probably people waiting in line to rat on Spitzer.

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Spitzer Involved in Prostitution Ring

Spitzer Involved in Prostitution Ring

Posted on 10 March 2008 by Ed Z

The
NY Times is reporting New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer is admitting to being
involved in a prostitution ring
.

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has
informed his most senior administration officials that he had been
involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said
this morning.

Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled
with his top aides early this afternoon, had hours earlier
abruptly canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He is
set to make an announcement about 2:15 this afternoon at his
Manhattan office.

Mr. Spitzer, a first-term
Democrat who pledged to bring ethics reform and end the often
seamy ways of Albany, is married with three children.

Mr. Clean, eh?

More after the press conference.

Perhaps we should add an item to the checklist?

**Update**

NBC
is reporting that he may be connected through cell phone records
.

Around 3:13 he released a short personal statement apologizing
to his family.  Nothing on a resignation
.

Oh Governor, client number 9?

Karol at Alarming
News has a look between the lines of Spitzer’s apology
.

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Barak’s Spiritual Advisor

Posted on 10 March 2008 by Ed Z

IBD
has an eye opening profile of the man Barak Obama claimed was his
"spiritual advisor", Rev. Jeremiah Wright
.

Their close relationship is
especially disturbing. By any objective measure, Wright is an
America-hating race-monger. He blames practically every ill on
"white America," including 9/11. Just this past
November, he honored bigoted Nation of Islam leader Louis
Farrakhan with a "lifetime achievement" award presented
in Wright’s name.

Wright gushed in a cover
profile of Farrakhan in his church’s magazine that his old pal
Farrakhan — who has bashed whites as "blue-eyed
devils" and Jews as "bloodsuckers" — should be a
model for blacks because he "truly epitomized
greatness."

In the ’80s, the two
traveled to Libya together to pay homage to terrorist Muammar
Qaddafi.

Wright could have a direct line to the the potential President’s
ear .  A scary thought.

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