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Karl Rove is a Jackass

Basically, the world is doomed because of Obama.  The economy is Obama’s fault.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703499404574557571615004170.html

To get an idea of what kind of crazy people could be reading this stuff, I hit the comments.  Let me save you the time and summarize:

Right-wing republicans:  “It’s all Obama’s fault for the stimulus, and we’re all going to end up broke”.

Left-wing Democrats:  “This is the economy that Bush left us, so actually, it’s his fault”.

Nobody:  “Here’s what I think we should do about it…”

This shit drives me crazy!  How much time do people spend blaming each other rather than finding solutions?!  Politicians are childish, that’s for sure.  But political journalists like Karl Rove are INSANE.  You know, because while he was Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2000–2007) and Deputy Chief of Staff  (2004–2007), we didn’t waste any money (ahem, Iraq).   “Cash for Clunkers” was CLEARLY more wasteful spending.  Blow up a building, pay to rebuild it.  Blow up a building, pay to rebuild it.  Blow up a…  You can see where I’m going here.  I don’t think anyone can say that any government body has ever had everything right on, but the question is, “what are you going to do about it?”  For the most part, we are a bunch of lazy Americans that would rather milk the system and bitch about “poor-me” than actually lift a finger to do something.  Karl Rove fans:  I despise you.  I wish I could send you all to an island so you can argue yourselves to death.

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November 27, 2009 Posted by | The News | Leave a comment

Alyssa Bustamante #2

There has been a lot of speculation around this case, and I have to admit being particularly interested in it.  I cannot say why.  There are bizarre criminal cases that seemingly pop up every day.  This one caught my attention.  Not just my attention, I’m borderline obsessed with it.

This case just involves so many social topics, it’s just plain fascinating.  How much does family dysfunction contribute to delinquency?  How much does Prozac contribute to homicidal behavior?  How could a 15 year old do such a thing?  The questions are seemingly endless.

The fact that this was a totally random (albeit planned) crime suggests that this girl is a sociopath.  She has been raised with a sense of right and wrong, she understands that killing is wrong.  The sense of desire to feel something greater than herself was just too strong.   This is a fundamental problem, and one with which I am not unfamiliar.  I was raised as a religious person, attended 12 years of Catholic school, and subscribed for quite a bit of it.  But the fact is, when you can’t count on your faith to pull you through, you need to start counting for yourself.  Familial problems, religious extremism, social invalidism, all contribute to this sense of hopelessness.  It’s a damn shame.  But, and this is a big BUT, if you take someone who is imbalanced from birth (this should be obvious) and subject them to the environmental problems that this girl endured, you’re bound to (at least some small percentage of the time) end up with this result.

Ms. Bustamante, in my opinion, is a reality.  A reality based on statistics.  At some point society creates this troubled person.  It’s a shame.  And although I believe that this girl is permanently damaged, I can’t help but feel a sense of sympathy for what she’s been through.  I, like I said before, raised in a catholic (and a good one at that) home and had all of the privileges of a middle-class upbringing.  I honestly can’t say that had I been subjected to the same lifestyle that I wouldn’t be a criminal.  It’s a scary thought, but something that always comes to mind when thinking about this tragedy.

I know that society in general is ready to hang this girl, but somewhere in my over-logical mind, I don’t think it’s the answer.

November 20, 2009 Posted by | My Thoughts, The News | 2 Comments

15-year-old killer Alyssa Bustamante

Alyssa Dailene Bustamante:

Alyssa Bustamante’s sites (mostly either “private” or completely removed as of 11/5):

  • Facebook
  • Myspace
  • SingSnap
  • YouTube

YouTube – |removed|’s Channel
Nov 13, 2007 Hobbies: killing people, cutting. Movies: OMG,Alyssa,I miissed u ever so much,u and I need 2 catch up with eachother from time-to-time
http://www.youtube.com/user/|removed| –
Cached – Similar

  • Twitter
  • “drinking generic dew and chillin at mah house:)” (Jul 27)
  • “ahh! we just got kittens! they’re adorable
  • “holy shit, i almost died last night xD” (Aug 4)
  • “addiction takes over your whole life. it’s not something easily overcome, therefor i embrace me addiction.” (Aug 27)
  • “encompass’d with a thousand dangers; weary, faint, tremblinng with a thousand terrors; i in a fleshly tomb, am buried above grounnd. – William Cowper” (Sept 9)
  • “the world goes by my cage and never sees me.” (Sep 13)
  • “bad decisions make great stories..” (Sep 17)
  • “this is all i want in life; a reason for all this pain.” (Sep 28)
  • “drivin in a car bitches.” (Sep 30)

The morning of  Elizabeth Olten’s murder:

  • “sittin in classss. bored as fuck. i miss my cell phone :,[“

UPDATE
Cached Myspace page of Alyssa Bustamante’s friend shows status as “Hiding Something”…

Now friend admits that she knew Alyssa was talking about killing someone!  If that’s what she was hiding, this girl should be charged!

UPDATE2
Since it is my intention to cover as much as possible here, I have changed the headline to include more than Twitter posts, and will continue to update as factual information presents itself.

Please post (via comment) if there any places we see Alyssa Bustamante’s friends of classmates commenting on the case.

UPDATE3
Getting concerned about having the full name in here actually, so has been edited.

UPDATE4
From krcg.com:

“COLE COUNTY, MO. — Juvenile court authorities decided to charge a 15-year-old murder suspect as an adult at a certification hearing Wednesday morning.

Alyssa Bustamante, of St. Martins, Mo., is charged with first degree murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.”

UPDATE5

Judge Assigned: JOYCE, PATRICIA S
Date Filed: 11/18/2009
Location: Cole Circuit

BUSTAMANTE , ALYSSA DAILEN , Defendant
228 LOMO DRIVE
JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65109
Year of Birth: 1994

Charge/Judgment: Murder 1st Degree { Felony A RSMo: 565.020 }
Charge/Judgment: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }

  • Reports are saying that the second charge is due to Alyssa using a knife to stab and cut the throat of Elizabeth, although there is no indication at this time whether it was pre or post-mordem.

UPDATE6
My personal feelings about this case. (See Alyssa Bustamante #2)

UPDATE 7
You Tube Video of Alyssa on the school bus.

November 3, 2009 Posted by | The News | 8 Comments

And radical Muslims wonder why we hate them…

These people should die slow and painful deaths…

Ahmadinejad’s Imam: Islam Allows Raping, Torturing Prisoners

“Warning: The imam’s question-and-answer session, partially reproduced here, contains disturbing descriptions of the sanctioned brutality.”

September 3, 2009 Posted by | The News | Leave a comment

News from the Loony Bin

Tempe pastor reiterates wish for President Obama’s death

Reported by: Tim Vetscher
Email: tvetscher@abc15.com

TEMPE, AZ — Parishioners leaving the Faithful Word Baptist Church in the East Valley Sunday carried not just their Bibles, but guns as well.

Pastor Steven Anderson said he and his congregation have received death threats after a controversial sermon earlier this month.

“Guns are a great deterrent,” said Anderson.  “We haven’t had any violence because people know if they come down here swinging a baseball bat, we’re ready to protect ourselves.”

On August 16th, Anderson delivered a sermon titled “Why I Hate Barack Obama.”

In it, Anderson admitted he prays for the president’s death.

It is a position he reiterated Sunday.

“If you want to know how I’d like to see Obama die, I’d like him to die of natural causes,” said Anderson.  “I don’t want him to be a martyr, we don’t need another holiday. I’d like to see him die, like Ted Kennedy, of brain cancer.”

HOLY MOLEY PSYCHO PASTOLY!

I don’t even know what more to say than these people are mentally ill.  They’re probably all going to die in some mass soul-saving suicide.

I have a fundamental problem with people that take the bible as the literal “word of god”.  It’s in ENGLISH!  It was originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic.  So the literal “word of god” is something you can’t even read!  These peoples’ bible is the King James Bible.  Sounds to me like that’s the word of, um, just guessing here… KING JAMES!

Although I am not a religious person, I have much respect for peoples’ faiths… as long as they’re not lunatics.   These are the come-to-your-door freaks trying to save your soul.  It’s fascinatingly disturbing.

From their website (http://www.faithfulwordbaptist.org/page6.html):

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith. Being born again by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ is the only requirement for salvation.

Oh, AND almost forgot:

– Not being gay
– Not being “liberal”,  “worldly” (they certainly aren’t, that I’ll give them), OR “modern”
– Being fed by a brainwasher, and being too mentally incompetent to know the difference

This guy was Tased by the Border Patrol for not complying with orders.  Now that’s some funny stuff.   It’s a good look for him.

OWNED

OWNED

Steve, you do show some compassion by hoping Obama dies of brain cancer, because I hope you die of complicated infections on your genitals and anus, you un-American, right wing, psycho piece of human garbage.  Our ancestors came here for freedom from FREAKS LIKE YOU.  Don’t you get that?  Come up to PA sometime and spout your mouth.  You’ll wish there was a cop with a Taser in sight.  You, sir, are the head terd of a pile of shit floating in the sea of insanity.   Good day.

August 31, 2009 Posted by | Dumbasses, The News | Leave a comment

More news

Ahhh, the news…

Today it’s Ted Kennedy, and unfortunately Jon and Kate.  I have unique gripes for each of these.

Good ol’ Ted.  I understand that Ted was a good guy, and I understand he was a Kennedy.  But honestly, those who care about this should be able to go to a news site like CNN.com and be able to read OTHER news without trying to filter out the 37 articles about his death, life, family, nose hair, ass crack…

The point is, why can’t they just put up a “Ted’s Dead Baby” link and let people who want to read about him do it?  I feel like when I read the news these days, I’m being force-fed events and fodder that I really don’t care about.  There is no reason to have links to articles on the Home page, the US page AND the Politics page!  It was the same for MJ.  It was the same for Swine Flu!  Please, I beg you, news organizations.   STOP!

It is for this reason that I have decided to get my news elsewhere.  The brilliant folks at FARK.com and snopes.com have done an absolutely fabulous job at handling this.  We get up-to-date news links that span the globe and offer a constantly changing range of topics and interests.  Dare I say that what started out as an act of boredom has actually trumped BIG NEWS?

FARK, we need ‘FARK local’, and we need it badly.  Although, Florida gets to stay on all local sites.  They do indeed have some of the most bizarre news.  My best local option right now is The News Journal (delawareonline.com), the state of Delaware’s press-pride-and-joy.  Quite frankly it sucks, and here’s why:

1) Advertising: every time I click a link on the page I get inundated with “please log in” pop-ups because I work for a reputable company that filters out all of that crap.  I have never had this problem… never.  Not on snopes, not on FARK, not on CNN or on this blog.  What the hell are you guys doing there?

2) The Race Card: The News Journal intentionally and completely removes the race from 100% of the crime stories they publish.  Check this out:

  • ROBBERY AT ATM: Police are looking for a robber who took money and a bank card from a Wilmington man withdrawing cash from a PNC Bank ATM on Sunday afternoon. Wilmington police said the victim was using a teller machine in the 1000 block of N. Union St. about 3 p.m. He told police that while he was getting cash, a man in his late 20s and about 6 feet tall approached him and motioned that he had a gun. The robber grabbed cash and a credit card from the victim and fled south on Union Street. Anyone with information may contact Wilmington Police Detective Division at 576-3620.  (http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20090824/NEWS05/908240320/-1/NEWS01)

“A man in his late 20s and about 6 feet tall”?!  Are you freaking kidding me?  That’s ME!  And about 1000 other I see on a daily basis!

“Anyone with information may contact Wilmington Police Detective Division at 576-3620”?!  Information about WHAT?  Should I call and tell them about every 6′ tall guy I see in his mid-20’s walking around the street?

The only think I can guess here is that someone sued the paper for some race related something-or-other and now they are afraid.  Ridiculous, useless, shameful and afraid.

PLEASE, someone in Delaware start a new paper.

And finally Jon and Kate:  If you care about what the hell Jon and Kate are doing, talking to, crying over, etc… please never never never read my blog again.  Seriously.

August 27, 2009 Posted by | The News | Leave a comment

The News

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Today is Wednesday, July 7th, 2009.  The top story on CNN?  Michael Jackson’s memorial service.  Let’s see how some news actually ranks in the hearts and minds of news-junky Americans:

1) Fans across country mourn | And the world
2) Fans assemble for Jackson memorial
3) L.A. wants help paying for Jackson memorial
4) How are you honoring MJ today?
5) Places to go to honor Michael Jackson
6) Web braces for Michael Jackson onslaught

Meanwhile the following stories are listed in these positions (which I consider to be how important CNN thought they were):

11) 8 U.S. soldiers dead in 2 days in Afghanistan
16) Taliban may be buying kids for suicide bombs

What kind of fucked up place do we live in where chilren suicide bombers and dead American soldiers take the (very) back seat to some celebrity dying?  I know he was huge, and I know he was weird, but come on.  Even if he didn’t molest those kids, he wanted to SLEEP WITH THEM!  Come on people.  This was an obviously very deranged pedophile who made some good music.  I admit, I’ve listened to it, and I do like some of it.  But I also listen to Johnny Cash, who’s news coverage was nothing like this, and he didn’t fondle little boys.  It’s outrageous!  I’m embarrassed for every person who flocked to wherever-the-hell this memorial is, and have spent NONE of their time lobbying for the return of our soldiers.

Let’s talk about this Israel/Iran thing for a moment.  Obama has “not given the green light” to Israel to attack Iran, but says it is “up to them to defend the security of our nation”.  Hmmm.  So, let’s assume that Israel DOES attack Iran.  Where do they have to go through?  Iraq.  Who is on all sides of Israel?  Militant Muslims (not everyone of course, but this isn’t the point).  Who’s going to have to fend them off?  Russia?  China?  Djibuti?  No.  Us.  We’re going to be in ANOTHER god-damned conflict because Israel wants to flex its muscles.  Here’s an idea.  STOP KILLING MUSLIMS IN THE WEST BANK.  Jesus, they’re fighting over a piece of land that are smaller than many of our FARMS.  LET THEM HAVE IT, and maybe they’ll leave you alone.  At least for a while.  Then, they’ll probably still come for the Holy Land, which was theirs to start out with.  Would we call Native Americans “terrorists” if they wanted the land that was rightfully theirs?  Oh, yeah, we did.  And we killed them.

There is something seriously wrong here.  There’s a place that I know that I would love to move to, it’s called Switzerland.  And if we get into another middle east pissing match, I might just try to move there.

Call me un-American, but I would like to live in a society that doesn’t insert itself into other people’s problems, and where my countrymen’s lives are more important than some child molesting freak’s funeral.

July 7, 2009 Posted by | The News | Leave a comment