The Samaritan Report

A Newsletter for Those Who Actually Give a Damn; As Chomsky Said: “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” Keep THAT In Mind.

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Randomized Reality (Part II)

American Thinker still thinks that McNulty is deliberately attempting to frame Gonzales. Maybe so, but at this point it's pure hypothesis and speculation and my nonpartisan debate society doesn't buy it.

I know Bloomber's just doing a practice run, but such an action will only present statistical data, not a useful population parameter. He needs to go full-out on this one.

We all know that Wilson had it coming, but a death sentence? The 9/11 Mastermind gets life, and this guy gets death? Pardon me, but isn't that just a little...disproportionate?

Whatever its original intentions, the digital revolution lead to this...popularization of the Wii among the retired elderly. Pardon me while I let the Messiah into Jerusalem.

The NYTimes still does not understand the big picture, because it'll turn the death aspect into the big headline, shoving the impact and implications of the surrounding events to the sideline. And according to the NYT, Iran is charging and accusing Britain, which is itself backed by the UN and the EU (by creed only of course). This is one case in which the NYT fails to do the investigative reporting upon which it normally prides itself.

Remember the double-standard to which I referred in my last post? Michelle provides a good example. And speaking of Michelle, she has documented on her blog another case of the Terror-tubbies: a human-interest article that paradoxically shows how nice we are treating the Guantanamo inmates. Michelle appopriately titles this "Turture." I'd say so - my side's splitting from laughter.

And The Hill can apparently do what the NYT no longer can: investigative journalism. And speaking of paradoxes and contradictions, well - this one applies to Obama.

As an aside, Miami U. associate professor of Communcation Dr. Ben Voth, specialist in argumentation and rhetoric, has a really good piece on the Vietnam War over at American Thinker.argumentation and rhetoric studies.

Books have been reviewed. Movies. Radio shows. Now, Ed Lasky reviews an op-ed in the LA Times, and let's just say the ratings aren't positive.

And speaking o' 'Nam, some guy from the Carter administration doesn't know his own history.

Lifson, another frequest AT contributor, picks out parts of an interview with Crichton.

The AT, through the weblog Sweetness & Light, found on the web what can only be described as gold: a metal merchant in gaza who bought Israeli metal for the purpose of pipe-building has been transferring much of his material to Hamas, which supposedly has used this material to construct Kassam rockets. How much went to rockets instead of sewage pipes, we might never know. But it sheds some light on the situation.

LGF also has a new reason we must stay the course in Iraq, and notes the continuing explosives "accidents" that are occurring in PA territories alongside sewage flooding and civil warring.

Finally, an lgf search for "Palestinian Child Abuse" and "Religion of Peace strikes in Thailand," two recurring themes on that website, had turned up more than I thought possible.

- The Samaritan

I Remember the Good Ol' Days When Speech Was Free

Freedom of speech is dangerous in today's global trade. In particular, non-whites and non-Muslims are seeing their freedom of speech gradually slipping away when the truth about Black Supremacism and the few Muslim Islamists are not allowed to be identified as such due to "religious sensitivities" (which apparently Southpark doesn't have, thankfully). Last year, my high school paper refused to print the Mohammed Cartoons, against my better judgement. And this year, the Wheel would not print the word "nigger," even when not using it to refer to any particular person - in fact, using it not to refer to any group, just talking about the word and saying "the word N----r."

The amount of double-standards and pandering to extremism in today's day and age is unbelievable. Hot Air recently documented a case in which the EU banned the word "jihad" from everyday speech in connection to the people who actually are waging the violent jihad. Hot Air, in its classical carcasm and typical satire, reported it saying that "EU takes bold stand against the word." Charles simply said that this was the way the "EU solves [the] terrorism problem." Charles, meanwhile, documented a similarly shocking double-standard as practiced by the UN.

This one's gonna be a multi-parter.

Checking back in a few minutes,
- Grant W.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

I Posit on the Iraq War...

Some conservative blogs have held that there is a direct, strong correlation between pandering to the terrorists and upswings in violent terrorist attacks. I see that correlation when, for example, in mere days after a Deadline (and, as an aside, pork-barreled) bill passes through both Houses of Congress, the terrorists decide to do a multi-person attack in Baghdad.

And, but of course:

Soon to be back with more Zitsy hilarity,
- The Samaritan

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

...Where the humor comes in...

With Ted Kennedy suddenly revving up the wheels of the Equal Rights Amendment once again, it's time to review a little lesson in history. Begone, idealism! Reality, come forth and prosper!

Looks like our boys in Iraq are not fond of people (read: Democratic presidential hopefuls) trying to undermine their purpose.

Speaking of Democrats, everybody's trying to keep track of the Iraq withdrawal bill as it makes its way onto the Senate floor. Here's a good reconstruction of the pork barreling. And while we're on subject, some unscrupulous characters are claiming that porking has always gone on. Fine. But should the democrats have their way, just review the link I just gave you, look at how close the deadline is to the 2008 election, and realize that after twelve years (read: when the Republicans regained control of Congress), the Congressional Research Service has just recently (read: when Republicans lost control of Congress) decided to stop sniffing out earmarks (read: pork barreling) in congressional spending bills (read: Iraq pullout). Political games, anyone?

Oh, but there's some humor left in the world as well: Bears, dogs, porn, shockas, oh my! And on separate occasions, a UN group and Olbermann (a.k.a. "Slobbermann") get soooo dissed! Now each knows the expression "to go nuclear" on someone, 'cause they got nuked in the a**!

And while the celebrated "flying imams" are at it again in the Big Satan, the Jew-haters adjacent to the Little Satan get themselves into a bit of a mucky mess, with predictable results.

And finally, for my own amusement, some Qur'an-related deaths.

Now, let's get zitsy!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Cramer's Crazy Confessions

I really don't know what Henry Blodget's deal is, and I don't know how to answer his question. Sure, there's lots of curiosity, speculation and fear surrounding the possible power of hedge funds, but if my dad's okay with it then I'm okay with it. Hedge funds are not super-terrible, even if Cramer says they are. A profit is a profit.


- The Samaritan

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Pork Barreling? No Kidding.

Okay, so I had a look at what Michelle had to say about the House's earmarked bill concerning the Iraq War "timetable" and I also decided to look at the Resolution itself.
It is called H.J.RES.20, Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007. And imagine what I found, in all it's various forms...:

Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate

Received in Senate from House

Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House

Introduced in House

Placed on Calendar in Senate

I Have To Post This Post On Global Warming

Have to:More details at The Astute Bloggers.

And today's zits:

Also, I had given you the Astute Bloggers. Now, I give you the Autonomist with a good post.

Friday, March 23, 2007

A Daily Dose of the Zits-Capades

From the Seattle PI:
This is a favorite comic strip of mine, it's like the authors've got cams hidden throughout my home!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Al Qaeda's Mohammed

Charlie calls 'em the 'Terror Transcripts.' Could be that's an accurate description. But the implications are enormous. We nabbed a big fish that was a bigger catch than we realized, we don't kill him, preferring to keep him locked in a life struggle of guilt (like he'd ever feel that after all the stuff he'd apparently done), and it turns out he even tried to take out Carter, possibly one of his bestest of secret-closet friends (following the enemy-friend mantra).

Anyway, that's today's news. Kind words emanate always from this blog.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Good Package

What this story brings out for me is the fact that this kid became a sensation as a result of his parents playing the system, staying too long, and still losing out in the end. I mean, I don't mind that they dropped a kid with talent on our doorstep, but I'll be darned if the message is: "Give me your poor, your tired, your hungy, and your kids, and then just turn around!"

Watching this video leads to naught but laughter. This pair's more serious.

Also, watching Zawahiri try to insult Hamas (a.k.a. lie) is the shits, but imagine my surprise when the libartsy UCLA prof who wrote the convoluted anti-Israel ad in the LATimes was a relative of Eddy Said. Surprise, anyone?

And an important conclusion: milvets can turn in to moonbats.

For the record, I agree: Romper Room. Liebs in gettin' interesting. At least one sane Dem hangin' 'round.

Two things that should have made the news.

Oh, and House Resolution 224? I say, LET IT PASS!!!!

And, to end the day, being...well, Reid.