Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Tin Hat Tuesday

It has been awhile since I have pulled out my trusty tin hat and dove into a little conspiracy theorem. I pulled the following story from a news source you can find on Google News, which passed over site earlier this year. I guess stories on chemtrails and government cover-ups are more newsworthy than posts on Jack Bauer.

Conspiracy Planet posts a story written by Tom Flocco which claims the plane flown into the Pentagon on 9/11 was not a 757 as reported, but a Cold War era Douglas A-3 Skywarrior as part of the plan to send us off to war. The Skywarrior was first flown in 1953 and served in Vietnam; the last of the 282 Skywarriors built were retired in 1991. Like the A-3; Douglas is not around anymore as it was bought by McDonell, which was then bought by Boeing (who makes the 757). See how it is all connected?

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior

I have a couple of questions about this claim:
1) What happened to Barbara Olson and the others who died on 9/11 aboard American Airlines Flight 77?
2) Why did the government (who has thousands of planes at their disposal) choose an aged bomber which has been out of production since the Kennedy administration? Wouldn't an old warplane draw unwanted attention? I guess Elvis was more comfortable flying the A-3 than a more modern airplane.

(Source - Conspiracy Planet)

Muslims Gone Wild

"Extra Crispy anyone?"

This week's case of muslims gone wild involves Shiites, KFC, and al-Quida.

An al-Qaida-linked suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite mosque in Pakistan. What do the Shiites do? They burn down the local KFC killing 6 employees who had nothing to do with the bombing. The mob also attacked a hospital, two gas stations, and a dozen cars that also had nothing to do with the original bombing.

Shiite mobs often target symbols of U.S. influence after sectarian attacks as they accuse the government of failing to act to prevent religious violence.

The attack on the KFC outlet came just minutes after the attack on the Karachi mosque- CNN

I just don't get it.

Craigslist Bust

An aspiring drug dealer was arrested for selling crystal meth via the classified section on Craigslist to undercover cops. The dealer used code words for meth "Tina" and snorting coke "ski" and sold to the cops three times before being finally arrested.

In other Craigslist news, here's someone looking to buy "half-eaten fruit". I'm not sure if it's slang for drugs or just gross.

(Source - NY1)

Monday, May 30, 2005

Jones Beach Air Show Continued

These were all taken at the Jones Beach Air Show. Click on the pictures for a larger view.

A P-47 and B-17 at Republic Airport prior to the Air Show

Army Golden Knight Parachute Team

F-15 and F-86

T-86 Texans (WWII Trainer)

Red Barron Stunt Team

USAF Thunderbirds

Saturday, May 28, 2005

USAF Thunderbirds - Jones Beach Air Show

Click on the images for a larger view.

These pictures were taken at the Jones Beach Air Show on Saturday (5/28). The show included parachute drops by the US Army Golden Knights, an F-15, an F-18, the Red Barron stunt team, and of course, The Air Force Thunderbirds. I will post more pictures later, so check back. The Thunderbirds put on an amazing show and will be at Jones Beach again on Sunday.

Also, I have a few small video clips of the F-15 and The Thunderbirds, but I don't know how to to post them online. Please help by posting how to do this in the comments section or email me.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Weekend Photoshop/Caption Contest

Meet The Moron Caption Contest

Winner - Slant Point
Photoshop Entries

"Tim I can juggle these all day, just try me."
- The Man
"MM dunnnt nmmmoo wiii deh muhzzzluhhhd mmm"
-Slant Point
- The Man

Previous Contests
One Uncomfortable Moment
Caption The Irrelevancy
Dark Side Caption Contest
Tuesdays With Kim
Caption Bush
Star Wars Contest
John Kerry Is...
Caption Clinton


A 39 year old man got out of his car in Richmond Hill and became the 18th person to be killed by a hit-n-run driver on the streets of New York this year. Anthony Ferrisi was run down by an 83 year old granny who had no idea she had hit anything.

Other Links
Death Race 2005: NYC

Thursday, May 26, 2005


Operation Tennessee Waltz
Four Tennessee Legislators came to work on Capitol Hill in Nashville and left in handcuffs.

"It doesn't surprise me. It would be hard to believe that it was limited to one body (Ford)...that kind of conduct has no place around here." - Rep. Frank Buck, D-Dowelltown
The four were arrested after sponsoring a bill which would have allowed electronic recycling companies to contract with the state to dispose of surplus state computer equipment not claimed by school districts. Undercover agents posed as a company (E-Cycle Management, inc.) looking to benefit from crooked politicans. The lawmakers took the bait and began extorting money from the agents, even issuing death threats. The four are accused of violating the Hobbs Act which deals with extortion by the wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear. Ford is also accused of counts of attempting to intimidate a witness. He faces up to 40 years in prision.

Tennessee politicians have been busy working to tighten ethical rules, due to the exposure of Senator John Ford's unethical dealings with lobbyists and special interest groups. Senator John Ford's nephew, Rep. Harold Ford Jr. just announced that he's running for the Senate seat to be vacated by Bill Frist.

"Government is not for sale" - U.S. Attorney Terrell Harris
Update: Senator Ford threatened to kill an undercover FBI agent. Pages 9, 10, and 11 of his indictment detail the threats Ford made.

(click for a larger view)

Update: 3 more arrested! Former lawmakers Roscoe Dixon, Barry Myers and Charles Love were arrested. Love is a Hamilton County School Board member. An eighth person has yet to be arrested.

Update: Blogger/bad speller/pol also known as Rep. Stacey Campfield thinks the first wave of arrests are just "the tip of the iceberg". Rumors are flying around on who is going to go next.

Update: Ford resigns after arrest.

Kathryn Bowers, John Ford,
Chris Newton, Ward Crutchfield

Arrested (click on names for charges):
Sen. John Ford, (D) Memphis - $55,000 in illegal payments
Sen. Ward Crutchfield, (D) Chattanooga - $12,000
Sen. Kathryn Bowers, (D) Memphis - $11,500
Rep. Chris Newton, (R) Cleveland - $4,500
Roscoe Dixon, (D) Memphis - $9,500
Barry Myers
Charles Love

(Sources - WBIR - Tennessean - Newschannel 5 - WSMV)

Other Links
Posts on Sen. John Ford: Who's Your Daddy and Who's Your Daddy: Part 2
WBIR has video of the press conference
Bill Hobbs
Nashville Is Talking
Pith in the Wind
Doug Petch
One Hand Clapping
Scared Monkeys
The Pulse Blog

No Quarters
Rex Blog

Right Justified
Six Meat Buffet
Captain's Quarters
Michelle Malkin
Outside The Beltway
Ankle Biting Pundits

Death Race 2005: NYC

Hit-n-Run drivers claimed their 17th victim on the streets of New York in the early morning hours Wednesday. The latest victim was a 20 year old college student just crossing the street, listening to his iPod. Other victims include a 26 year old mother and her 2 year old daughter. They were struck in Queens by a green van with a custom-made chrome grille and gold wheels with a gold stripe down the side.

Are there any Death Race 2000 fans out there? Should I stick to Jack Bauer references before digging into my knowledge of B-movies?

Death Race 2000 is a film made in 1975 about the year 2000 and the national obsession with a NASCAR-like event called Death Race. The race crosses the country and drivers score points by taking out pedestrians, higher points are awarded for babies and senior citizens. Yes, the movie is as absurd as it sounds.

Other Links
Pull out of Philly Now
OTB notes that the Northeast is home to the worst drivers

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Moral Retard: Part 2

Professor Timothy Shortell may need to find a new place to spread his message of religious intolerance and bigotry. Brooklyn College President Christoph Kimmich stated "I sharply disagree with the offensive anti-religion opinions of Prof. Timothy Shortell" as BC officials have started an investigation into Shortell's rants.

Shortell responded to the uproar surrounding his comments by calling himself and people who think like him "Übermenschen", which is Nietzsche's idea of a perfect person...a "superman". Personally, I think he is a "Dummkopf".

(Source - NY Daily News)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Darwin Alert

Courtney Hall II walked into a Greenbriar (TN) store, intent on robbing the clerk. Fortunately for our gene pool, this dim-witted perp chose to rob a store named Guns & Leather Store. You can guess what happened next. Regardless what the Bible thumpers in Georgia think, evolution happens.

(Source - Tennessean)

Jawa lists a couple of Darwin Award winners.

One Uncomfortable Moment

Tuesday Caption Contest

Winner - Thank you for coming sir, the custodial room is towards the back - Chaim
Previous Contests
Caption The Irrelevancy
Dark Side Caption Contest
Tuesdays With Kim
Caption Bush
Star Wars Contest
John Kerry Is...
Caption Clinton

(Linked on OTB)

Kerry Signs Form 180: Part 2

Yes, John Kerry was for signing the SF-180 form, before he was against it.

I wonder what caused him to finally release all of his medical records. Could it have been the Urgent Grams that hundreds of bloggers sent to Bill Frist via johnkerry.com?

Flashback: I broke the story of John Kerry signing his SF-180 back on April 1st.

Other Links
Decision08 wants to start a new clock
Myopic Zeal is skeptical
Tennessee Rants
Slant Point

I Like Mike

The 2001 mayoral election went off as New York dug out from the destruction of September 11th. As a testament to the strength of this city, 8 weeks after the terrorist attacks New York elected Mike Bloomberg as 108th mayor of New York City.

Bloomberg was a billionaire business mogul who took over a city scarred by 9/11 and facing a fiscal nightmare, even before the attacks. From the ashes Bloomberg began to make the hard decisions that needed to be made. They were decisions which a career politician would have flinched at. Bloomberg showed that he was going to steer the city back, no matter what the polls said. His popularity rating was at the lowest, when he was working the hardest. It has been a tough 4 years and Bloomberg has brought New York back.

While the Yanks have not won a World Series while he has been in office, Bloomy still gets my endorsement for Mayor in 2005.

After the Republican Primary, I will generate a "Blogs for Bloomberg" Blogroll. If you would like your blog to be listed, post a comment or send me an email.

Mike Bloomberg for NYC
If you would like to volunteer for Bloomberg's campaign, click here.

Monday, May 23, 2005

24 Blogging

The fourth season of 24 comes to a close tonight and I will not be able to watch it! From the hours of 6pm to 9pm, I will be playing softball. Please post comments below as the show goes on and I will follow up once I finish watching the taped show.

My Final 24 Predictions

Deaths - Last week, I predicted 6 deaths and there were 6 deaths. For the final two hours, I predict 12 deaths.

Missile - Jack hacks into the flight computer of the nuke and steers it clear of the East coast and harmlessly into the Atlantic. I would've had him steer it into Fenway Park, but I don't work at Fox.

Audrey - She would be really shallow if she refuses to take Jack back. He only killed her husband and almost tortured her brother.

Jack - Saves the day (again); comes back for season 5.

Marwan - Finally gets killed by Jack.

Tony - He is so Dead, thanks to Michelle's sappy send-off. "The kiss of death" as one of my friends called it.

China - Former President Palmer calms them down with a great quote on some car insurance.

Chloe and Edgar - End up working together instead of bickering and actually get something accomplished for once. In the end, they will suppress their love for each other in order to help Jack hack into the missile and save the day. They are a perfect pair: Edgar's mom is still dead and he's fat, Chloe like killing.

Curtis - ACLU demands that Curtis be arrested for his torturing of anyone he can get his hands on. Ironically, the ACLU uses torture to get him to confess and he cries like a baby.

The NY Post has published a 24 drinking game in today's edition. Drink each time Jack says one of these:
"You're going to have to trust me"
"Who are you working for"
"We're running out of time"
"Secure the perimeter"
"I'm going in"

Previous 24 Posts
24 Glossary
3-4:00 am
Jack Bauer Appreciation Day
2 - 3:0 am
1-2:00 am
12 - 1:00am
Jack bags a liberal
Worst Job at CTU
Worst Job: Part 2
Jack Bauer is a sissy
Google Search

Moral Retard

What do you do with a college professor who describes religious devout as "moral retards" and who publicly claims that religion is "sanctimonious nonsense"?

At Brooklyn College you would promote them to the head of the Sociology department, despite outrage caused by the professor's comments. Professor Timothy Shortell's promotion to chairman of the sociology department has many students upset. A college spokesperson stated there was nothing the school could do as the promotion was the result of an election inside his department.

(Source - NY Daily News)

Other Links
Shortell's blog
NY Sun piece
Michelle Malkin checks in

Trump U

Trump University , no kidding.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Caption The Irrelevancy

Pretty in Pink Caption Contest

Winner - Democrats are obviously not filibustering lunch. - The Man

Second Place
- Did you see that Saddam underwear pic? oooooweeeee! Butcher of Baghdad? More like the Sultan of Studville! Mamacita! - Wilderness Fox

Honorable Mention
- I gotta give up drinking -- I'm seeing a pink ele-phant - Don Suber

Photoshop Entries

- The Man

Previous Contests
Dark Side Caption Contest
Tuesdays With Kim
Caption Bush
Star Wars Contest
John Kerry Is...
Just One Minuteman
Caption Clinton

Butcher of Sagdad?

My fiancé and I finally agreed on something political! We both agree that Saddam should have been spared the indignity of showing up on the front cover of major newspapers in his underwear. We also agree that Saddam is one hairy bastard.

What do you think? How will the "Arab street" react?

Post a comment and vote on the poll below.

Was the Sun & NY Post wrong to show Saddam in his tightie-whities?

Free polls from Pollhost.com

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Housing Boom

Need any proof that house prices are a little crazy in the New York area?

Click on the image for the full listing.

Want more room? Check this one out.

Train Wreck Alert: Dean on Meet The Press

Meet The Press - 9am EST - NBC

Sunday morning political talk shows are boring, loud, and obnoxious. I would rather watch old ladies selling magnetic turquoise bracelets on HSN than to watch that yard gnome looking Stephanopoulos drivel on like a stuck turkey.

This weekend there is reason to tune in on Sunday to Meet The Press. Howard Dean, the savior of the Democratic Party will ooze into a live national TV interview for the first time since being elected to head the DNC further into oblivion. So far, Dean has done a bang-up job. For the first quarter of 2004 Democrats raised a whopping $13 million dollars. While that's impressive, it is still 146% less than the GOP raised ($32 million).

One GOP fundraiser brings in more money than all of Dems Q1 efforts.

Take time to send a question to Meet the Press by clicking here.

Other links
Welcome Ankle Biting Pundit readers
Robert Novak ho-slaps Dean
Wuzzadem sends his regards to Meet The Pr**k
GOP Bloggers notes a Dem "oops"

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Gone Fishing With Karl Rove

I was fishing at the DU last night and was entertained by the DUers who were claiming Karl Rove was the architect of the Newsweek mess. According to the Tin-hat Rove-Haters Club, KKKarl also organized the protests in the Middle East and planted signs like these in his spare time.

Now I am not one to, you know, believe anything on the DU so I did a little research on my own. My jaw hit the floor when I uncovered the picture below that proves the DU was right. Not only was Karl Rove behind the Newsweek mess, he actually participated in the protests that followed.

Could Karl Rove behind the Democratic Underground as well?

(linked on OTB)

Henry Hudson Collapse: Part 2

On Monday, I posted some pictures here of the retaining wall collapse on the Henry Hudson Parkway taken by a friend of mine in the DOT. The Henry Hudson was closed Thursday afternoon as crews worked all night and had the road open for the Friday morning rush.

Here are some recent pictures of the area, click on the image for a larger view.

The Voodoo You Do

Got Chicken? The Dutch Reformed Church in Belleville, New Jersey has seen a rash of pagan rituals on their grounds. I guess it's a good reason the Belleville Police Department employs one of the foremost experts on the occult, Officer Paul Long. You gotta love Jersey.

(Source - NorthJersey.com)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Stand Up For Principle Contest

Bill Frist and the Republicans in Washington seem determined to prove how much they care about their own political power . . . and how little they care about using power to fight for what really matters to America's families. Tell Frist about what really matters to you. Make sure Washington stands up for the needs and interests of America’s families. - John Kerry.com

John Kerry is urging people to send an "Urgent Gram" to Bill Frist about "what really matters to you" on his website. Well, I sent the one below and I encourage you to take Mr. Kerry up on his offer and tell Bill Frist what you really think.

Click Here to send an Urgent Gram. When you are done, post your Urgent Gram message in the comments section or email me.

Note: This is not to be confused with an "urgent gram" requested by Marion Berry.

Winner(s) - Each and every one of the comments that mentioned Kerry not signing SF-180, which were 11 of 27 comments on this site and many others on numerous right-leaning blogs.

Honorable Mention -

-Please dock Senator Kerry for all the time he missed last year. My boss doesn't pay me to search for a new job and neither should his - Andy inNY

-Please vote for judicial filibusters, before you vote against them. - Teve Torbes

To Dr. Frist,Please feel free to remind John Kerry that he LOST the election. Nuke the bastards! - Von Aras

Other JohnKerry.com Posts
John Kerry USA Today Ad
John Kerry Is....

Dem Chairman Caught in Porn Sting

What were the Metro Police and the FBI doing at the Davidson County Democratic Headquarters last week and what did they find?

Davidson County (Nashville) Democratic Party Chairman Rodney Mullins resigned under allegations he possessed child pornography. Mullins has not been arrested, yet. Mullins was also the Tennessee Coordinator for Howard Dean's failed campaign in 2004.

Here is "Rod's" Yahoo Profile.

The Davidson County Democrats website is down, here is cached version. Check it out, dinner with the Breck Boy only $150, sign me up.

(Hat Tip - Nashville Truth)

Other Links
News Channel 5

Nashville Files

Holy Shiite

Possibly the funniest NY Post cover, ever.