Monthly Archive for July, 2005

It’s “For The Children”

In this case, the “it” was taxpayer money that was destined for the Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx. You know, to help the inner city youths there. And there was about $500,000 worth of “it”. But are the kids in the Bronx benefitting from this generous amount of tax dollars? Why no, they’re not.


But Air America is. That money was apparently “loaned” to Air America with the promise to pay it back with interest. But they haven’t paid any of it back yet, much less any interest. And who would be stupid enough to loan Air America that kind of money? Well, the director of development for the club, Evan Cohen. But wait, there’s more! Not only was he holding that position, but he was also the chairman of Air America. How convenient.


Stealing money from inner city kids. How much lower can Air America get? Well, their ratings are lower, but that’s another story.


This scandal isn’t making the rounds in the liberal media (gee, I wonder why), but I’m sure as soon as all the Air America listeners hear about this, they’re both going to be really upset.

Spanish Police Don’t Mess Around

So if you’re thinking of robbing a bank there and trying to get away on a motorcycle, perhaps this video will change your mind.


Good thing the guy asked for a helmet.

I Found My Mecca

The local grocery stores here are seriously lacking in diversity. Diversity of beer, that is. So while lounging at the pool the other day, I decided to strike up a conversation with a guy who was enhancing his poolside enjoyment with an adult beverage. I needed to find a good place to buy beer. I was hesitant at first, as said young man was drinking Miller Lite. Not exactly the beer of the connoisseur. For me, if the choices are Bud and Miller, just hand me a glass of water, it’s pretty much the same thing anyway.


His lack of taste aside, I decided to inquire about suitable locations for alcohol purchases. He directed me to a store named Lukas Liquors just up the street. He then offered me a beer. Since he didn’t appear to have any bottled water in his cooler, I decided to accept his offer. I wouldn’t want to offend a possible source of other juicy tidbits hidden in and around the city.


Fast forward a few days to yesterday. I arrived at Lukas Liquors. I walked in the door and took a look around. My first thought was that this place was larger than most grocery stores I’ve been to. Every possible libation known to man is bound to be found within its confines.


Then I noticed that there was a back section, which is where they keep the rows and rows of wines. And along to the way to find myself a suitable Pinot (I wasn’t planning on buying wine, but since they had it, I figured I might as well stock up. And I’m not drinking any fucking merlot!) I noticed a sign indicating that the remainder of the wine selection was downstairs. Downstairs? What more could there possibly be that this alcohol warehouse didn’t already have on this floor?


Being short on time, I decided to remain above ground for this visit. That way, I’ll have something to look forward to on my next visit.


In closing, let me say that if you are in the market for a nice Pinot, don’t think California has the corner on the market. Look for something from Oregon from 2002. As Francis Albert would say, it was a very good year.

Another Brilliant Idea From PETA

Suffocating their membership by wrapping them in plasic. Now why didn’t I think of that?


PETA

This Week’s Movie

I haven’t seen “War of the Worlds” yet, and was thinking about seeing it this weekend, but after reading this, I think I’ll pass.


A screenwriter for the blockbuster film “War of the Worlds” says the malevolent Martian attackers represent the American military randomly slaughtering Iraqi civilians.

Dave Koepp voiced his controversial explanation of the movie script to an obscure Canadian horror magazine titled Rue Morgue, “apparently thinking no one would notice,” writes U.S. News columnist John Leo.

What a dunce.

Hispanic Shooting Range

Ah, so that’s how you learn that…

Found A House

Put an offer in on a house tonight. There might be a gas leak or something like that in the house, though. I’m a little concerned. See, the people who live there now have been there five years, and other than replacing the roof, they’ve made no improvements to the home. And yet they think the house is worth $100,000 more than they paid for it. Five. Years. Ago.


Needless to say, we came in a little under their asking price, even though they had already lowered the price by $10,000. Granted the neighborhood is really nice. There’s several pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the house.


However, I was torn. Found a subdivision called White Haven. No, I’m serious. And the house for sale was white. All I’d need is to get a white vehicle, a white picket fence, and start pestering the city council to rename the street White Street, and I’d be good to go. But alas, the house wasn’t quite what we were looking for.


UPDATE: They came back with a counter-offer this morning, so they’re on the hook, just gotta reel ’em in.

I Don’t Usually Agree With Robert “KKK” Byrd

But in this case, I might make an exception:

“One’s life is probably in no greater danger in the jungles of deepest Africa than in the jungles of America’s large cities,” he writes. “In my judgment, much of the problem has been brought about by the mollycoddling of criminals by some of the liberal judges who have been placed on the nation’s courts in recent years.”

Hard to believe he said that, and harder still to hear myself actually say that I agree with him on an issue. But at least he’s behind Bush’s nominee for the SCOTUS. And so is Harry Reid, apparently. Politics does make strange bedfellows.


Of course, they could just be reacting to poll numbers that indicate about sixty percent of Americans think he should be confirmed. Nah, they wouldn’t govern by polls, now would they?

Reparations? Ok, Just This Once

Who’s getting sued now? It’s not who you’d think:


On December 10th 2004, inner-city minister, Rev Wayne Perryman,  – filed a class action Reparation lawsuit (in the United States District Court in Seattle Case No. CV04-2442), alleging ?that because of their racist past practices the Democratic Party should be required to pay African Americans Reparations.?  Perryman said ?he based his case on the research that he gathered during the past five years while writing the three editions of his latest book.

And what reason could he possibly have for wanting to sue the Democratic Party? Well, here’s a few:


What Can Brown Do For You?

Because for me, they did this:


Brown


High-quality work there, guys, thanks.