Monthly Archives: August 2005

Cindy Sheehan Leaving Crawford

Just heard on Fox News:

Cindy Sheehan is leaving the anti-war protest in Crawford because her mother has had a stroke.

Our prayers are with her mother.

Rader Gets 10 Life Sentences

The BTK Killer was sentenced to 10 life sentences today.

Fox News has the story:

WICHITA, Kan. — BTK serial killer Dennis Rader (search) was sentenced Thursday to life in prison, with no chance of ever going free.

Rader, 60, who terrorized the Wichita area and taunted police during a 17-year murder spree from 1974 to 1991, received 10 consecutive life sentences — one for each of his victims — for a minimum of 175 years behind bars without the chance of parole.

It was the longest possible sentence Judge Gregory Waller could deliver. Kansas had no death penalty at the time the killings were committed.

He has a life to live, unlike his victims, whose lives were cut so tragically short. Hopefully, he’ll use the time to reflect on his crimes, but I don’t think he will…

90 Days

It has been 90 days since John Kerry said he signed the Form 180 to release his military records. So far, we have learned that his college grades were slightly lower than George W. Bush’s.

Have we seen the actual form 180 yet?

Have we seen any more from the Globe? Have they posted the documents?

As Blackfive says:

This SF180 issue will never be cleared up until he signs an SF180 and lists the recipient as an independent journalist or committee, etc.

See also the clock at the top of the page.

Definite Must Read

Via Blogs for Bush.

Countercolumn has written an open letter to the New York Times, castigating them for their paltry coverage of positive stories. An excellent fisking with details of stories the Times hasn’t covered and listing those news outlets that have covered the same stories.

Go read it…

KidSafe Playhouses

We previously wrote about Edward’s KidSafe Playhouses here.

Here are a couple of pictures of one of his latest:

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Note: it is only 4 feet from the ground to the top of the stairs.
From Edward himself (in the comments)

Not to cause confusion but it is 4 ft to the last open step near the corner post of the playhouse.

The playhouse itself is elevated about 6 feet. The whole structure is 8 feet, 4 inches wide and 9 feet, 2 inches long.

Email Edward for more information.

Oh, If Only "Vapoorize" Really Existed!

In the Ben Stiller/Jack Black movie Envy the character Nick Vanderpark (Black) invents an aerosol spray that instantly vaporizes doggy doo-doo.

Oh how I wish that product were real! I just spent an hour clearing out the “landmines” that my Siberian, Nikita, left in the backyard. It’s been a while since that particular task was carried out. There were pounds and pounds of the nasty stuff.

I do know that I could avoid this by cleaning up right after Nikita places his landmines, but when they are fresh they can be especially nasty – after a few days they dry up and aren’t as aromatic.

Maybe someone could invent a “roomba” type machine that will search out and destroy canine landmines…

Help Requested – bumped to top

Bump to top.

After TWO days, not ten, the Click for Cathy Campaign has been completed!
Click again and again to help out Chris Muir’s sister Cathy.

See Day by Day for the particulars and click and click again.

When my Dad had cancer this was something that we looked into, but his cancer wouldn’t have responded to it. Sadly, he passed away almost three years ago, September 4th, 2002.

Relatives of Casey Sheehan Don't Agree With Cindy

From Angry in the Great White North :

In response to questions regarding the Cindy Sheehan/Crawford Texas issue:
Sheehan Family Statement:

The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son’s good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.


Casey Sheehan’s grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

Angry in T.O. has checked the statement out and emailed one of the aunts for confirmation. Confirmation was received.

So Much for Personal Responsibility…

BobG at Sweet Spirits of Ammonia brings our attention to another lack of personal responsibility story and the lawyers who help them.

A couple in South Carolina were stopped by the police and given tickets for improper plates, driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance.

The driver, Tony Gainey, admits, “I shouldn’t been driving. I am guilty of that, but the stop never would have taken place if they wouldn’t have violated our rights”

Tony Gainey says his rights were violated because he believes that the police in Greer, SC stopped him because he has a some bumper stickers on his car. One bumper sticker reads: “It’s a Druid Thing.”

The ACLU has jumped on the bandwagon demanding that the charges against Gainey be dropped and that an apology be made to the Gaineys.

Religious persecution. Yep, that’s exactly what this is. And never mind that the charges are perfectly valid, since the tickets were apparently given based on that darn bumper sticker, they aren’t valid anymore…

But think about it, one of the charges is improper plates. Doesn’t it stand to reason that during a routine plate check, finding out that the plates were improper would give sufficient cause to stop the vehicle? But nooooo, the Gainey’s feel that the plates were checked because of one of many bumper stickers on their car said “It’s a Druid Thing”.

Remember to visit Stop the ACLU

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