Friday, December 15, 2006

Will President Tommy Thompson Get Chipped?

Now that Tommy Thompson is running for President, will he finally get that microchip implanted like he promised?

From World Net Daily
July 22, 2005

"WASHINGTON – When former Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson joined the board of directors of a company promoting the broad implantation of microchips into Americans for identification purposes, he pledged to get chipped himself as an example.

But Thompson doesn't appear to be in any hurry to get the implant.

Last July, Thompson, who now sits on the board of VeriChip Corp., the leading manufacturer and promoter of the technology, encouraged Americans to get chipped so their electronic medical records would be available in emergencies.

"It's very beneficial and it's going to be extremely helpful and it's a giant step forward to getting what we call an electronic medical record for all Americans," he told CBS MarketWatch.

When asked later by a CNBC reporter if he would take the chip himself as an example for Americans, he replied: "Absolutely, without a doubt."


Twenty Thousand Men

"The Bush administration is leaning toward temporarily sending as many as 20,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq"

The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2006

Witness this army of such mass and charge
Led by a delicate and tender prince,
Whose spirit with divine ambition puff'd
Makes mouths at the invisible event,
Exposing what is mortal and unsure
To all that fortune, death and danger dare,
Even for an egg-shell. Rightly to be great
Is not to stir without great argument,
But greatly to find quarrel in a straw
When honour's at the stake. How stand I then,
That have a father kill'd, a mother stain'd,
Excitements of my reason and my blood,
And let all sleep? while, to my shame, I see
The imminent death of twenty thousand men,
That, for a fantasy and trick of fame,
Go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot
Whereon the numbers cannot try the cause,
Which is not tomb enough and continent
To hide the slain? O, from this time forth,
My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!

- William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Monday, December 11, 2006

Jeff Greenfield: Terrorist ?

"The senator was in New Hampshire over the weekend, sporting what's getting to be the classic Obama look. Call it business casual, a jacket, a collared shirt, but no tie.

It is a look the senator seems to favor. And why not? It is dressy enough to suggest seriousness of purpose, but without the stuffiness of a tie, much less a suit. There is a comfort level here that reflects one of Obama's strongest political assets, a sense that he is comfortable in his own skin, that he knows who he is.

But, in the case of Obama, he may be walking around with a sartorial time bomb. Ask yourself, is there any other major public figure who dresses the way he does? Why, yes. It is Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who, unlike most of his predecessors, seems to have skipped through enough copies of "GQ" to find the jacket-and-no-tie look agreeable.

Now, it is one thing to have a last name that sounds like Osama and a middle name, Hussein, that is probably less than helpful. But an outfit that reminds people of a charter member of the axis of evil, why, this could leave his presidential hopes hanging by a thread. Or is that threads?"

- Jeff Greenfield

The Damning Evidence

Sunday, December 10, 2006


“I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way being blown up by the same bombs day after day. That is absurd. It may even be criminal. I cannot support that any more. I believe we need to figure out not just how to leave Iraq but how to fight the War on Terror and to do it right.”

- Senator Gordon Smith, Republican, Oregon


The Worst Thing Ever

“Political correctness is the worst thing that’s ever happened to this country."

- Senator Conrad Burns, Republican, Montana.

Why does Conrad hate September 11?


Friday, December 08, 2006

Cat Still in The Bag


Monday, December 04, 2006

John Bolton Resigns

International horror show John Bolton has resigned.

Bye, bye, John!


Friday, December 01, 2006

Cat Blogging

Tiger posing with a photo of himself as a kitten.