Sunday, July 23, 2006

It's True...I'm not Dead!

All my fellow bloggers: I do apologize for not posting anything in the last few days. I've been incredibly busy lately, working overtime and representing the family business in court. The reason I've been going to court is because the City of Chicago is notoriously strict with building codes, health codes, and all other ordinances. As a result, routine inspections always lead to some kind of violation being found by the unrelenting inspectors. Therefore, I had to represent the business in two mandatory hearings last week. Don't get me wrong. We're not in trouble by any means. The hearings are fairly routine for business owners in Chicago. The process includes attending the hearing, pleading liable on all counts, and the administrative law officer (not a judge) imposes the minimum fine to which you would have already agreed upon. Lastly, a short walk down the hall leads you to the City Clerk's office, where the fine is paid. After the hearings, I proceeded to have lunch around downtown Chicago, where the Chicago Department of Revenue is located.

So what has happened in Lefty's life in recent weeks. As we all know, I caught me some gorgeous ass down in Mexico. I'm still recovering from the tequila, Jack Daniel's, and the unbelievably long sex session. Aside from this, I attended the Sounds of the Underground show. Gwar, Cannibal Corpse, In Flames, Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, and Trivium kicked fucking ass! I also saw Bill Maher on his comedy tour. That fucker had me laughing my balls off!

As for political stuff, I haven't been active lately. However, I've been paying attention to all the bullshit going on. The Israeli-Hezbollah conflict is utter bullshit. I can't believe Dubya has given Hezbollah all the blame for this situation. Israel is no saint either! I had the pleasure of taking Professor Norman Finkelstein's course on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while working on my degree at DePaul University. Mr. Finkelstein, the son of two Holocaust survivors (his mother survived the Warsaw ghetto and Auschwitz-Birkenau), is an expert on Mideast politics. Surprisingly, he is very critical of Israel and the Zionist's role in destabilizing the region. I suggest you read some of his work, especially The Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah.

Iraq is making no serious progress, despite the claims from the Bush administration and the pro-war right. Let's face it, it's a fucking disaster! As long as Republicans refuse to consider the economic side of the War on Terror, we can continue to expect increasing bloodshed. Iraq needs a Marshall Plan-type policy to help stabilize the region. Poverty is known to help foster terrorism. How many affluent suicide bombers have we known about?

Stem Cells - I'm not going to say much about this. The wingnuts want to Christianize the entire country under a smokescreen of fiscal conservatism. BULLSHIT! Bush isn't so much concerned about not spending federal money on stem cell research than he is about putting the religious nuts in his pocket.

Election fraud in Mexico! Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador smells a rat, and it looks like it may be president-elect Felipe Calderon. This reminds me so much of Bush-Gore.

I plan to resume my blogging duties this week. I hope to have at least three entries per week, as time permits. Thanks to everyone who continues to read The Metal Pundit. You all kick ass and I will drink this cold and tasty Corona in your honor. Gulp gulp...ahhhh!

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

MSM still doesn't get it - even when it's spelled out for them

Robert Novak was recently cleared to publish his account of the Plamegate affair and his account was published yesterdaty on July 12th.

In his account he reveals/confirms some new information. First is that he found out about Wilsons wife from a still unnamed source and that he actually got Plames name from Joe Wilsons entry in Who's Who. Rove confirmed what Novak had found as did Bill Harlow of the CIA.

Since the piece was published Novak has appeared on Fox with Brit Hume and on Hannity and Colmes.

During these appearances the following came out:

The unnamed source disclosed the information inadvertantly and it came up during a discussion of the Niger yellowcake situation.

Novak, himself doesn't believe that the disclosure was a conscious decision.

Nobody in the administration was pushing the information to Novak, now did anyone in the administration say anytyhing critical of Wilson.

Novak's discussion of Valerie Plame with Rove lasted about 20 seconds and consisted of Novak saying he heard Wilson's wife worked at the CIA and played a role in Wilson getting the mission and Rove replying "Oh, you know that, too?"

With all of these revelations you'd think the press could zero in on the three things tha treally seemed to stand out in this story

1. Novak's original source is still unnamed.
2. Valerie Plame was named in Joe Wilson's entry in Who's Who
3. Rove did not inform Novak of the story and his confirmation was nothing extraordinary.

The MSM however doesn't see the need to reveal most of this.

WaPo
USA Today
The Nation
The Seattle Times

Each of these "newspapers" makes no reference to Who's Who. A couple of them continue with the canard that Rove or the White House was the source, and all of them focus on the involvement of Rove and continue under the incorrect assumption that Plames identity was a secret.

With papers like these it's a wonder that all of America doesn't vote for the Democrats. Although, I guess that is their ultimate goal...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Back from My Short Vacation

I just got back from my 5-day vacation to Mexico with my father. This was somewhat of a short-notice journey, decided upon only weeks before departure. Nevertheless, I had a spectacular time hanging out with family and friends.

The primary reason my father and I decided to visit family in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, is because both my grandfather and one of my aunts are sick. My grandfather, although now doing much better, had his diabetes catch-up to him as his blood pressure and blood sugar levels soared. My aunt, unfortunately, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. On the bright side, a few second opinions have given her hope that cancer isn't actually present in her breasts. Nonetheless, she is receiving chemotherapy while further analysis is performed.

Since our arrival was met with good news, we proceeded to drink it up! We got ourselves several bottles of tequila, including Corralejo, Don Julio Anejo, Jimador, and Casadores. At night, I would join my cousins in late-night drinking. We went "clubbing" on two of the nights I was there. Let me say that the only good thing about the club scene are the girls. Other than that, the music sucks nuts and liquor is terribly expensive. I suppose dancing and feeling-up Mexican chicks is worth it.

During the day, my father and I would visit family from both his side and my mother's. You see, the entire family lives in Mexico, with the exception of my immediate family, a few cousins, an uncle, and an aunt in Chicago, one aunt in Dallas, and two uncles and family in Los Angeles. We ate great food and just kicked back sipping on Coronas and Victorias.

After three nights of striking out, I finally got laid on the fourth night. The lucky girl is very hot and knowledgeable in bed. She's a light-skinned, blue-eyed, blonde chick with an incredible ass and pretty face. I will honestly say she is out of my league in terms of physical traits. However, I've yet to meet a girl who enjoys talking on an intellectual level with me. Her best quality is the fact that she listens to punk and metal! As a result, we fornicated while playing Metallica's Black Album. Good times!

Since I took American Airlines, I had to stop at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. I was there for a couple of hours as I waited for the flight to Leon. I looked out the window and wondered where my good friend, BigNewsDay, could be. I almost felt like missing the flight and contacting you dude. One of these days...

So that's a brief summary of the last week. I know I sound overly excited about my vaginal acquisition, but I haven't been getting much lately, so bear with me!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Lighter side

I normally delete these when I recieve them, but this one caught my attention so I thought I would share it.


The boss of a Madison Avenue advertising agency called a spontaneous staff meeting in the middle of a particularly stressful week. (This is one pretty sharp boss!)



When everyone gathered, the boss, who understood the benefits of having fun, told the burnt out staff the purpose of the meeting was to have a quick contest. The theme: Viagra advertising slogans. The only rule was they had to use past ad slogans, originally written for other products that captured the essence of Viagra. Slight variations were acceptable.



About seven minutes later, they turned in their suggestions and created a Top Ten List. With all the laughter and camaraderie, the rest of the week went very well for everyone...



The top ten were:



10. Viagra, Whaazzzz up!
9. Viagra, The quicker pecker picker upper.
8. Viagra, like a rock!
7. Viagra, When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.
6. Viagra, Be all that you can be.
5. Viagra, Reach out and touch someone.
4. Viagra, Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.
3.Viagra, Home of the whopper!
2. Viagra, We bring good things to Life!



And the unanimous number one slogan:



1. This is your winkie. This is your winkie on drugs.

Jefferson running out of wiggle room

It is being reported that Democratic Rep. William Jefferson has about run out of wiggle room in his attempts to declare himself (and other members of Congress) as being above the law.

From the AP

An FBI raid on a Louisiana congressman's Capitol Hill office was legal, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan said members of Congress are not above the law. He rejected requests from lawmakers and Democratic Rep. William Jefferson to return material seized by the FBI in a May 20-21 search of Jefferson's office.

In a 28-page opinion, Hogan dismissed arguments that the first-ever raid on a congressman's office violated the Constitution's protections against intimidation of elected officials.

"Congress' capacity to function effectively is not threatened by permitting congressional offices to be searched pursuant to validly issued search warrants," said Hogan, who had approved the FBI's request to conduct the overnight search of Jefferson's office.

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The president's 45-day "cooling off period" ended Sunday with no compromise worked out but with assurances from the Justice Department that it would not seek to regain custody of the materials until Hogan ruled on Jefferson's request.

Because Hogan signed the search warrant authorizing the search, Jefferson's legal team was not surprised by his ruling upholding it.

"While a congressman is not above the law, the executive branch must also follow the law," said Jefferson's lawyer, Robert Trout. "We appreciate the consideration the judge accorded our motion for the return of the seized property, but we respectfully disagree with his conclusion, and we intend to appeal the ruling."

Hogan said a search warrant seeking material is very different than a subpoena seeking testimony.

"Jefferson may never be questioned regarding his legitimate legislative activities, is immune from civil or criminal liability for those activities, and no privileged material may ever be used against him in court," the judge wrote.


Good for this judge for doing the right, legal thing. Now I just need to obtain a list of those legislators that supported Jefferson in this attempt and make sure that none of them are in my districts, and if so, to vote them out of office (even if they are Republicans).

New York Times

All,

It's been a couple of weeks now since the New York Times and LA Times released stories about tracking terror finances. According to each paper these programs were classified at the time the papers went to print.

What I want to do is get a feel for where you all stand on this?

Unhinged Liberal attack

Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom is right wing blogger that many on the right side of the spectrum enjoy reading. I'm an occasional visitor there. I attempted to access the site yesterday (7/10) and was unable to do so, the site appeared to be offline. Curious, I did some looking around and found a doozy of a story that has apparantly been covered elsewhere rather extensively.

Apparantly Protein Wisdom was under a DDOS attack for reasons that I don't quite fathom. It all seems to have begun when a lefy visited the site and decided to play the role of troll and crossed the line (fuck that - obliterated the line).

I'm aware that most people that visit Metal Pundit are not fans, but Michelle Malkin has a nice overview.

Protein Wisdoms troll began leaving disgusting comments at the blog, resulting in that sick person resigning her position at the University of Arizona to avoid being fired. I've quoted some of the comments below:

"[...] as I said elsewhere, if I woke up tomorrow and learned that someone else had shot you and your “tyke” it wouldn’t slow me down one iota. You aren’t “human” to me."

" Ooh. Two year old boy. Sounds hot. You live in Colorado, I see. Hope no one Jon-Benets your baby."

"Give your pathetic progeny (I sure hope that mofo got good genes from his mama!) a big fat tongue-filled kiss from me! LOTS AND LOTS OF SALIVA from Auntie MOONBAT, if you don’t mind!"

I don't care what side of the political spectrum you sit on , this is disgusting, appalling behavior and this woman, Deb Frisch appears to show no real remorse and seems to be lying her way through every step of the situation.

This kind of discourse adds nothing to the political fold and I call on those with a healthy interest in politics (left or right) to condemn those that would so cheapen political debate as to make sexual comments about a toddler.

Part of what bothers the hell out of me is that this bitch was working in the university system tainting the minds of the kids placed in her care. Personally I hope that some form of punitive legal action can be taken against her.