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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pounding “Punk” into Pulp

Pounding “Punk” into Pulp

I’m not one to casually call for boycotting nations or corporations who offend my sense of right, wrong or fair play. It’s my opinion that if their leadership is going to be responsive at all, that a barrage of angry letters and emails will generally suffice to get their attention. Besides, the economic effects of scattershot boycotts may well be offset by increased support from other groups supportive of what the boycotters perceive to be their misdeeds.

But enough is enough. The New York Times publisher has flipped his exquisitely manicured digit in our national face one time too many. That metrosexual twerp obviously believes he is above the law and the refusal of the Bush administration to pursue legal remedies for repeated violations of our espionage laws could well lead this scofflaw to that belief. But there are laws from which Mr. “Punk” Sulzberger has no immunity: those economic laws that determine the success or failure of his newspaper. A quick look at the paper’s stock performance graph here:, shows that the stock price has been steadily declining for the past thirty months and has lost roughly half its value in that time.

In the face of that weakened stock performance, how financially prepared do you suppose the Times would be to face a massive boycott of a few of its biggest advertisers by a very large segment of an American public that is fed up with Sulzberger’s total disdain for our laws, our safety and the lives of our troops? Not very is my guess. While I’d rather see “Punk” in the slammer, where metrosexual types are ever so popular, I’d settle for seeing him overthrown by angry shareholders. Yes, I’m aware that his family owns the lion’s share of the Class A stock, but even his family doesn’t want to see the value of those shares vaporized to complete worthlessness by their spoiled little darling’s two-handed flipping of the bird to the American public.

So why don’t you big dog blogs out there form some sort of loose coalition to pound “Punk” into newspaper pulp with the biggest organized boycott this nation has ever seen? You have readers in the millions and they in turn are networked with millions more; and right now, they’re all mad at “Punk.” You have research capabilities that could fine-tune and focus such a boycott so as to make it excruciatingly painful and deadly effective to the targeted corporations. You don’t need to boycott every advertiser; just pick a couple and make examples of them to demonstrate to the remainder what you are capable of doing, you know, sort of like shooting every tenth prisoner to get the undivided attention of the others.

Best of all, humbling the New York Times would show the “Drive by Media” that, once and for all, we’re mad as hell and we’re not gonna take it any more. It would also bring them face to face with the reality that the blogosphere is a reality with which they must forevermore contend. And think about this because I guarantee you the MSM ownership will: the same companies that are the big-ticket advertisers in the Times are also the deep pockets at other major publications as well as the major television networks. You bloggers won’t have to shoot too many prisoners before the mainstream moguls get the message. To borrow a catchphrase from the maggot-infested, long-haired dope-smokin’ opposition:

Power to the people! Heh, heh…

Russ Vaughn

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Excellent Irey Post

I was emailed this post. This post is excellent. Everyone I know who cares about this election is pulling for Irey!
Meet Diana Irey
(by) E. L. Core

The Monongahela River winds through the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains from West Virginia through Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh, where it joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio. On its way, the Mon passes the City of Monongahela in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1769, the community of 5,000 maintains an active business district. Many historic buildings line Main Street, whose current residents take obvious pride in maintaining and presenting their homes. At the western end of town, a small park featuring a gazebo is the site of everything from weddings to the recent Flag Day ceremony. The “aquatorium” fronts the river mid-town, where the annual Fourth-of-July fireworks light up the steep wooded hills across the river, with folks watching the show from boats as well as from bleachers. At the eastern end of town, Whiskey Point is the site of one crucial event of the Whiskey Rebellion, Aug. 14, 1794, the first armed uprising against the federal government of the United States.

Park Avenue stretches along Pigeon Creek from Whiskey Point back towards hinterlands of dairy farms and scattered villages. Over the years, the residents of Park Avenue have seen young Stan Musial playing baseball with his friends and Joe Montana the boy practicing how to throw the football. General Carl Vuono, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, 1987-1991, grew up on Park Avenue, and so did Minnesota Vikings football great Fred Cox, inventor of the Nerf ball. These days, the headquarters of the Diana Irey for Congress campaign sits on Park Avenue in a small commercial plaza among homes overlooking youth soccer fields and a small rodeo round-up arena.

A Washington County commissioner, Ms. Irey is challenging Democrat Rep. John Murtha as the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional district.

Ms. Irey, 43, was born in Ohio but mostly grew up in Wolf Summit, West Virginia. She graduated from Liberty High School, outside Clarksburg, and then enrolled in a one-year program at West Virginia Business College. Afterwards, she was employed by Consolidated Natural Gas until she married Bob Irey at 22 and moved to Monongahela, his hometown. They have three children: Victoria, 16; Frank, 15; and Alexandra, 12.

“The personal challenge right now,” Ms. Irey notes, “is trying not to be white-knuckled as I teach my daughter to drive.”

Read the rest.
If you know who John Murtha is, you are pulling hard for Irey. Period.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Dipsy Twits

From The inbox:
This self-centered little twit just doesn't get it...

"The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."

I used to say I like their music but hate their politics. Now I don't even like their music. The rest is here in a British rag. Where else?


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Hey Russ...

Russ, I am posting this on my site as opposed to sending it to your mailbox. I don't know if you will see it this way, but I wanted to share this sentiment with everyone.

Thank you for all the submissions... without your posts I'd not be saying much at all. Sure, come election time I am sure I'll have lots to talk about, but for now it is your posts that is helping keep E*D going. I appreciate it and I am sure that the people who happen upon my site appreciate it as well. Thanks pal!


A Mine, By Any Other Name…

A Mine, By Any Other Name…

I suppose by now that it is pitifully akin to the concept of flogging a dead horse to point out inconsistencies in Liberal Media’s thought processes. However, it occurs to me that the same liberal, mainstream media who gleefully report the latest American casualties from IED’s in Iraq, are the same hand wringing, liberal media that decry the use of land mines around the rest of the world.

How many heartbreaking articles have you read about the tragedy of innocent Third World citizens haplessly wandering into the remnants of a minefield long before laid by one side or the other in some minor conflagration of long-forgotten genesis? And have you never been importuned to contribute to the UN Mine Clearance Trust Fund?

Probably you have I’ll bet. And sure, you’ve seen the bleeding-heart articles. And yet, where’s the condemnation of the use of mines on the part of the Iraqi/al Qaeda insurgency? I haven’t heard a single word of outraged indignation from the American drive-by media, have you? Nope, mines placed by shadowy past antagonists around the world are the subject of extreme vilification in the liberal mainstream media, but IED’s, which are MINES, and which are the weapons of choice of the terrorist insurgency in Iraq, are reported on ever so matter of factly by our media.

Yep, without any bit of critical comment from those on the Left, many of whom consider these terrorists to be “freedom fighters.” The fact that these MINES are killing and maiming unsuspecting American troops is no cause for condemnation by those same journalists who are righteously outraged about the mayhem wreaked upon unsuspecting Third World inhabitants.

Media hypocrisy, anyone? Naaahhh!

Has it occurred to anyone but me that the UN and the New York Times could cut their downward spiraling finances by sharing staff and office space? I mean, hey, there are just so many redundancies there…

Russ Vaughn 6 13 06

Hallowed Human Shields (a poem)

Hallowed Human Shields (a poem)

Libs think Hillary’s smart as a whip,
I think she’s just a fraud.
She couldn’t hold Ann Coulter’s slip;
Ann’s America’s sharpest broad.
She chews up liberal talking heads,
With wit so quick and cunning,
Rips Alan Colmes to bloody shreds,
And sends Matt Lauer running.

But now she’s really gone too far,
All the liberal lambs are bleating;
Is there nothing sacred she won’t tar?
My word, she’s widow-beating!
“Can you believe it?” reporters gasp,
“Those are victims that she’s dissing;
How dare that vicious rightwing asp
Threaten widows with her hissing?”

Our lovely Ann’s beyond the pale,
Got the Libs all hot and fuming;
Why, this attack is off the scale,
Sacred cows this blonde’s exhuming.
And with every shovelful of dirt,
We see from her indiscretion,
How Libs exploit such human hurt,
Then dare our right to question.

No, we mustn’t challenge anything,
Regardless how dumb or windy,
From a brain-fried lefty dingaling,
Like grave top screeching Cindy;
Or Cleland, Murtha, and Kerry,
Because of war, beyond aspersion,
Or those Jersey Widows Merry,
No, we daren’t dispute their version.

But Ms. Ann, so lithe and lethal, went ahunting in Liberal fields,
And sank her fangs in the haunches of their hallowed human shields.

Russ Vaughn

Russ Vaughn's Letter to McCain

From the inbox:

I just sent the letter below to Senator McCain. The AZ Rpublic is his hometown rag. Hope some of you will give the Senator an earful as well.


Senator McCain,

If you hope to win the support of veterans in the coming presidential campaign then you need to support us when we are shown such disrespect as is depicted in Steve Benson's disgraceful Marine Corps cartoon of last week in your hometown newspaper.

I'm an old Army paratrooper but I stand solidly with the Marines on this Haditha business. I think you would be well advised to consider my position to be representative of the vast majority of veteran voters. And, like most of them, I do vote in every election.

What say you, Sir? Will you stand with us now and publicly denounce this mudslinging at the Corps?

Semper Fi!

Russ Vaughn

Disgraceful Cartoon

From the inbox:
Disgraceful Cartoon

If you react to this cartoon the same way I did, how about letting the jerks at the AZ Republic who published it know how you feel


Errr... uh 50 I think

Ok, so I haven't been posting much at all, lately... missed a bunch of really important stuff, but no-one really comes here anymore... only people who google a term that appears on my sight. I get great page rank for some reason. Anyway, here is a great joke that was emailed to my private account. I think the people who dig this site will get a kick out of it:

Robot Bartender

A man enters a bar and orders a drink. The bar has a robot bartender.

The robot serves him a perfectly prepared cocktail, and then asks him, "What's your IQ?"

The man replies "150" and the robot proceeds to make conversation about
global warming factors, quantum physics and spirituality, biomimicry, environmental interconnectedness, string theory, nanotechnology, and sexual proclivities.

The customer is very impressed and thinks, "This is really cool." He decides to test the robot. He walks out of the bar, turns around, and comes back in for another drink. Again, th e robot serves him the perfectly prepared drink and asks him, "What's your IQ?"

The man responds, "about a 100."

Immediately the robot starts talking, but this time, about football, NASCAR, baseball, supermodels, favorite fast foods, guns, and women's body parts.

Really impressed, the man leaves the bar and decides to give the robot one more test. He heads out and returns, the robot serves him and asks,
"What's your IQ?"

The man replies, "Er, 50, I think."

And the robot says... very slowly,

"So... is... your... party... gonna... nominate.. Hillary... for...president ???

Thursday, June 01, 2006

NY State Comptroller wants Bush 'Shot Between Eyes'

NEW YORK -- State Comptroller Alan Hevesi publicly apologized Thursday for a "beyond dumb" remark about a fellow Democrat putting "a bullet between the president's eyes."

Hevesi called a mea culpa press conference hours after putting his foot in his mouth at the Queens College commencement.

"I apologize to the president of the United States" and to the fellow state politician, Sen. Charles Schumer, Hevesi said. "I am not a person of violence.

"I am apologizing as abjectly as I can. There is no excuse for it. It was beyond dumb."

At the news conference, a contrite Hevesi repeated what he recalled saying in the speech. The comptroller said he was merely trying to convey that Schumer has strength and courage to stand up to the president on major policy issues.

According to a videotape of the speech, Hevesi said:

"The man who, how do I phrase this diplomatically, who will put a bullet between the president's eyes if he could get away with it. The toughest senator, the best representative. A great, great member of the Congress of the United States."

Hevesi said he hadn't been in touch with the White House but he hoped his apology reached President Bush.

Hevesi, a longtime professor of government and politics at Queens College before becoming comptroller, also referred to his comments as "remarkably stupid" and "incredibly moronic."

"I do speak extemporaneously," he said. "And I've never said anything like this."

Schumer spokeswoman Risa Heller said the senator was satisfied with Hevesi's apology.

"Comptroller Hevesi was trying to make a point," Heller said. "He went way too far, and it was inappropriate and wrong. He has apologized to both the senator and the president, and we believe that ends the matter."

A White House spokesman did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment Thursday. But at least one Republican seized on Hevesi's words.

"Threats against the president are no joke, and this incident raises real concerns about Alan Hevesi's fitness to hold public office," GOP Comptroller nominee J. Christopher Callaghan said during his acceptance speech at the Republican state convention in Hempstead, N.Y.
Well... I guess since he apologized that everything he said is fine... we ought to just give him a pass, I guess. <-- (Tounge in Cheek)

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