Nov 17, 2006

Larry King admits he has never used internet

The 72-year-old technologically challenged Larry King (pictured) admits he has never used the internet.

CNN television interviewer Larry King, famous for questioning celebrities and newsmakers, admits he's never asked a question of an Internet search engine.

"Ive never done it, never gone searching," said King, who reads viewers' e-mails on air.

"The wife loves it. I wouldn't love it. What do you punch little buttons and things?"

How does that old saying go … you can’t teach an old dog new … oh, never nind.

Punch little buttons indeed.


McGovern gives support for Iraq withdrawal

The Democrats recruited candidates in the recent election who were mostly non-political. With no political background, it’s hard to know how they will vote on the issues.

It was easy for them to tell voters what they want to hear with no congressional voting record to hold them accountable.

That’s the beauty of the Democrats strategy. All the new recruits had to do was act like conservatives and they won easy victories in a climate of disillusionment with Bush and Iraq.

Their strategy of recruiting political opposites just to regain control of congress may backfire long before the next House election in two years.

In a puzzling move, the Democratic leadership asked former South Dakota Senator George McGovern (pictured) to make a speech to Democratic congrssmen urging the immediate pull-out from Iraq.

Is this an attempt to influence the newly elected congressmen? How many of them have even heard of McGovern?

If they are students of American political history they will know that the 84-year-old former Senator from South Dakota was a miserable failure as a presidential candidate.

McGovern is a true war hero. He flew 35 missions over Germany as a B-24 pilot in WWII. But what can he offer now with his dismal political record?

McGovern’s 60%–38% loss to Richard Nixon in 1972 tells the story of his lack of political skills. In losing to Nixon, McGovern lost in the Electoral College tally 520 to 17, which is downright embarrassing. He didn’t even win his home state of South Dakota!

What, if anything, could the 84-year-old former Senator contribute to the Democratic Party now?

For one thing, McGovern could bring back his demogrant program for a guaranteed minimum income of $6,500 for all Americans (that was in 1972 dollars!).

Actually, the McGovern demogrant wealth distribution program of 1972 may play well with the far-left Democratic leadership in Washington. They have wanted to push us closer to socialism and the old McGovern plan would do it.

How would they finance the wealth distribution program? Raise taxes, of course.

Link here to the current McGovern influence peddling.

Bogus airline boarding passes on the internet

A student at Indiana University's School of Informatics caused quite a stir by posting a feature to his web site which allowed anyone to type in their name and flight information and print a boarding pass for Northwest Airlines on their home computer.

The student said he was simply trying to highlight a flaw in the nation's airline security procedures when he put a tool on his Web site allowing anyone to create fake boarding passes.

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The FBI didn’t see it that way. They raided the 24-year-old student’s home in Bloomington, Indiana and carted off his computers.

The bogus passes might help a terrorist get past the initial security checkpoints but probably would not let a terrorist board a plane.


Nov 16, 2006

The political battle to unionize Wal-Mart

WakeUpWalMart and Wal-Mart Watch are two union-backed groups intent on unionizing the retail giant. Now they are getting help from the Democrats.

The Democratic Party, flushed with their recent election success, are joining union activists in the battle against Wal-Mart.

Senator Obama and another potential Democratic 2008 presidential contender, a former North Carolina senator, John Edwards, will speak to activists from one of Wal-Mart’s most vociferous union-backed critics today as debate over the world's largest retailer becomes increasingly political.

Unions helped make the Democrat wins possible and now they want their just rewards.

It will be a sad day for America if organized labor successfully unionizes Wal-Mart stores. Anyone thinking otherwise should look at what labor unions did to the American auto industry.

American cars are generally inferior to foreign cars in price and quality.

Top-heavy union contracts keep the cost of American cars too high.

Union autoworker’s jobs are protected whether they are efficient workers or not. This affects the quality of the cars they build.

Link here to the Edwards and Obama pro-union involvement.

Link here to the union “we helped make it happen” story.

Nov 14, 2006

Democrats to push for troop cuts

The recent elections have emboldened and energized the Democratic Party.

The Democrat win has also emboldened and energized the terrorists. We can expect more suicide bombings and other terrorist acts.

Make no mistake about it -- the Democrats new direction in Iraq can be summed up in one word -- retreat.

Maybe the Democrats can get some white flags from France so our troops will have something to wave as they leave Iraq in full retreat.

Al Qaeda is rejoicing because, along with the Democrats in this country, they have also won a big victory.

Troop cut story is here.

Nov 13, 2006

No refills

A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office. "Is it true that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?"

"Yes, I'm afraid so," the doctor told her.

There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, "I'm wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this prescription is marked 'NO REFILLS'."

Nov 12, 2006

Habitat for Humanity hustlers

Habitat for Humanity is helping the underprivileged into home ownership. However, freewheeling lenders are taking advantage of the financially naïve.

Habitat families are able to buy their homes for much less than full market value.

A decade of rising prices has made them wealthier--on paper.

At the same time, many are strapped for cash and unsophisticated about credit. For freewheeling brokers and lenders eager for refinancing business, the combination couldn't be better.

Naïve Habitat borrowers have targets on their backs and hustling lenders are taking advantage.

More of the story here.