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Posts by LarkNeelie

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  • Oppose Attack on Pro-Life First Amendment Freedoms (Schumer Bill to hurt pro-life activists)

    03/03/2005 6:42:44 AM PST · 1 of 6
  • How Freaking DARE They????

    03/02/2005 11:08:14 AM PST · 1 of 3
  • Autocrats concede ground as the people take to the streets (Bush’s emerging “free Arab world”)

    03/01/2005 7:12:55 AM PST · 6 of 14
    LarkNeelie to dead
    With the reformation of the Middle East (even if baby steps) ocurring right before our eyes... what WILL the DU'ers and other loony libs choose as their big reason for continuing their hate-fest?

    Personally I think "Bush (domestic) Fascism" will still be tops on the list...

  • Should the U.N. be lord of the oceans?

    02/28/2005 12:51:48 PM PST · 34 of 75
    LarkNeelie to iconoclast
    Great Googly Moogly: we CANNOT allow our Senators to vote this treaty in. Anyone who wants to know what I found out can go to my former posting on this and see step by step what the actual UN website says about what's expected of signatories to this POS treaty. Just for starters, think the Oil For Food Program only completely in charge of the world's OCEANS (in every manner you can conceive).

    Now add the UN telling us what we can do (mineral rights, drilling, extractions - after we request permission and then pay a fee to them for a permit for our private companies to do anything) and then on top of it, do only as much and where the UN tells us to, and then in the end, pay the UN a portion of any profits to be redistributed to "other nations"...

    Add to that rules the US Navy and military has to follow on how we use the oceans.

    Don't forget the UN "Seabed Authority" gets to force 'advanced nations' to share their technology with other nations that don't have their own technology....

    PLEASE send your STRONG opposition to your Senators here at the Liberty Committee site where you can read what scholars have said about it. You can also find your senator's offices at

    PLEASE DON'T let them get away with this. Reagan threw the treaty in the wastebasket, where it belongs.

    The Foreign Relations Committee has said that there have been changes made that make it "OKAY". If you believe that.....

  • Transplant Denied (Kidney)

    02/23/2005 5:20:17 PM PST · 57 of 60
    LarkNeelie to Orgiveme
    I'm lucky in that I have a large, very close family to be my advocate in the event of a serious illness or injury.

    Others aren't so lucky, I surely do admit that.

    What I can't wrap my brain around is providing nourishment and hydration is being touted as 'extraordinary' efforts to keep someone alive! But that hasn't anything to do with the issue of organ donation. :)

    Another subject where society and ethics hasn't caught up to medical advances.

  • Churchill attacks essay's critics(Freeper Protests)

    02/23/2005 2:02:48 PM PST · 29 of 220
    LarkNeelie to leaning_libertarian
    "I thought he was going to talk on free speech," Hogenauer said. Instead, Churchill talked about himself and attacked his critics the way they are attacking him, Hogenauer said: "It's a sad thing."
    Does this mean Churchill is complaining about how his 'chickens have come home to roost'??? Gee. those pesky chickens...
  • Transplant Denied (Kidney)

    02/23/2005 1:43:09 PM PST · 48 of 60
    LarkNeelie to -YYZ-
    I honestly think a lot of people are grossed out but I also think there are many many people sincerely afraid that doctors won't 'pull out all the stops' to save their lives in the interests of getting fresh organs...a la Robin Cook style novels..

    And who knows? In this crazy world, I suppose anything is possible.

  • Red, White & Blue Banned As "Gang" Colors????

    02/23/2005 6:39:37 AM PST · 11 of 11
    LarkNeelie to HitmanNY

    According to the article, there are no gang problems in the area. And besides, red white and blue are the colors of the school mascot!

  • Giving Hollywood the [PURPLE] finger: We need YOUR sign ideas for our rally at the Academy Awards!

    02/22/2005 3:11:39 PM PST · 63 of 193
    LarkNeelie to RonDog

    Afghanistan: One
    Iraq: One
    Bush: Won

    3 Strikes YOU'RE Out, Hollywood!

  • Feeding Tube To Remain. Judge Issues Stay.[Terri Schiavo]

    02/22/2005 12:26:22 PM PST · 85 of 574
    LarkNeelie to bjs1779
    Seems like
    ...I want to spend the rest of myher life with hermy babies' mama
  • Red, White & Blue Banned As "Gang" Colors????

    02/22/2005 10:49:04 AM PST · 1 of 11
    Raven's mother has been kind enough to explain what's happening and would appreciate any support on this matter.
  • 'Minutemen' to Patrol Arizona Border

    02/21/2005 7:38:27 PM PST · 145 of 182
    LarkNeelie to dennisw

    Pardon my ignorance: but who/what is "Stormfront"??

  • Terri Schiavo's Feeding Tube Remains, Husband Can't Starve Her Yet (Quotes)

    02/21/2005 1:58:01 PM PST · 19 of 187
    LarkNeelie to floriduh voter
    I emailed Gov Jeb Bush and asked how it was that he had the authority to override a judge's ruling and order a stay of execution of a convicted murderer, yet could not overrride Judge Greer's ruling to kill a disabled woman.

    I hope he gets it. Will post reply, if any rec'd.

  • Transplant Denied (Kidney)

    02/21/2005 11:43:55 AM PST · 20 of 60
    LarkNeelie to MineralMan
    RE: Interesting dilemna, indeed

    Especially considering Roe vs Wade, which cites the 'right to privacy' which blanket authorization allows a woman to 'do what she wants with her own body (and what's in it)'...

    is this 'right' not extended to those who wish to make a living donation? It's their body, isn't it their right?

  • Transplant Denied (Kidney)

    02/21/2005 11:11:46 AM PST · 11 of 60
    LarkNeelie to KarlInOhio
    I think part of the problem is that even when the deceased has themselves marked as an organ donor, say on their drivers' licenses, the family of the deceased can (and do) impose their own refusal to allow the organ donation.

    Which makes me wonder what's the point of the organ donor mark on a DL?

    I have made it very clear to my entire family (promising to haunt them and not in a nice way if they refuse to honor my wishes), and in a living will as well, that my entire body is to be used for organ donation.

  • Transplant Denied (Kidney)

    02/21/2005 10:28:08 AM PST · 1 of 60
    I think most people don't understand that dialysis is not some easy maintenance program for people waiting for a kidney transplant. Dialysis often takes a terrible toll on the patient's health, not to mention their quality of life, though it is miraculous in that it can extend someone's life.

    While organ selling and the like is certainly concerning and an ethical non-starter in my opinion, you'd think that that organ donor/transplantation process would have progressed further than it has. Fraught with ethical, legal and medical questions, sufferers have turned to the internet to try and force progress upon the issue.

  • When Are You Guys Going to Get It?

    02/20/2005 5:09:41 PM PST · 235 of 713
    LarkNeelie to neverdem
    And I wonder why we women are so willing to tolerate this kind of behavior.

    Maybe it's just me, but I find the specter of rampant female genital mutilation, female slavery, female forced prostitution, females denied educations, females denied the right to feel the sun on their faces, females denied the most basic of human rights to be a tad more upsetting than a statement made as part of a 'food for thought' brainstorming session.

    I would just like to know: Where were all these 'offended' women when the Taliban so cruelly imprisoned an entire nation of women?

    Where are all the protests against the importation of Islam, which relegates the woman to subservience?

    Where are all the 'offended women' that are NOT demonstrating in front of the Sudanese embassy against the plight of women under the care of the Sudanese government?

    Where are all the 'offended' women that are NOT demonstrating in front of the Saudi embassy insisting on human rights for women in that backward society?

    Is it that they're all too busy demonstrating in support of Ward Churchill and demonstrating against Summers?

    Where the heck are people's priorities????

  • [NY TIMES] THE PUBLIC EDITOR - When the Readers Speak Out, Can Anyone Hear Them?

    02/20/2005 7:35:50 AM PST · 16 of 17
    LarkNeelie to 68skylark
    Interesting: the NYTs is infamous for using hyperbole and unflattering headlines and then noting somewhere in the body of the article that the headline doesn't actually pertain to the person/thing in question (i.e. Bush, Abu G, and a million other subjects).....

    Yet the NYTs own reporters object to this practice when it is done to THEM....

  • Sen. Clinton Says Iraq Insurgents Failing

    02/19/2005 12:10:58 PM PST · 60 of 248
    LarkNeelie to neverdem

    Until people begin publicly calling terrorists "terrorists", they can all go hang out with the 'insurgents'.

  • 'If You've Done Time, You're a Democrat'

    02/19/2005 8:17:15 AM PST · 52 of 62
    LarkNeelie to MisterRepublican
    I find it shameful that in Afghanistan and Iraq, millions braved credible death threats to vote, some DID die, many, many voters joyfully and with determination hiked miles and miles to get to their voting place - and here in America people complained about long lines and rain, hanging chads, electronic machines, not enough machines, too many machines, paper trails, no paper trails, anger over Daffy Duck's vote being thrown out and now someone thinks we need an even EASIER way to vote?

    We've already got no-questions-asked absentee ballots, no worries about homicide bombers, registration available on practically every corner, access to umbrellas and coats, protection by authorities, bi-partisan committees running the elections...

    I truly resent our elections being turned into a circus or used as a political talking point or throwing down the 'race card' or used as a stick to beat Bush with.

  • Condi to replace Cheney next year? Report: Vice president likely to step down 'due to his health'

    02/19/2005 6:26:39 AM PST · 106 of 332
    LarkNeelie to pookie18
    I strongly feel we need Dr. Rice to continue working on the damage wrought by Colin Powell's lackadaisical and, I believe, harmful, handling of foreign policy.

    I also think we need Cheney for as long as we can keep him.

    I do, however, love the idea Dr. Rice as President.

    1) I'm sure Dr. Rice would do a fine job (and at least we know her leanings - no big surprises there)

    2) A lot of Hildebeast's cachet is the prospect of being the 'first woman president'. Blows that advantage away and goes one better.

    3) This could wrench the Black constituency away from their blind loyalty to the Democrats and finally help them realize Democrats weren't/aren't interested in them being part of the American melting-pot where the American dream is to be found.

    But then again, I don't necessarily go "Oh, a "BLACK" woman" when I see Dr. Rice. It's more like sometimes I remember "Oh! that's right - Dr. Rice is Black." Her being Black and a woman is just so incidental to her abilities that those facts just don't compute, unless it's been specifically mentioned or is being discussed. So maybe the Black American voting bloc won't see her as "Black" either?

  • Why I Am a Liberal (Not trolling - Jist food for thought)

    02/18/2005 4:59:07 PM PST · 338 of 489
    LarkNeelie to xcamel
    You beat me. Here is my OWN point by point. LOL

    I am a liberal because the system originated by liberals called Social Security has made my parents' retirement more possible and comfortable than it would otherwise have been.

    Since when has ‘increased comfort’ at the expense of others been a right?

    FDR was a closet socialist. His best bud was Stalin. No saint, he. And SS was only supposed to be a temporary solution.

    I am a liberal because the system originated by liberals called Medicare paid for my mother to have two knees and a hip replaced at a cost that otherwise could not have been born by all of her children together.

    How nice. You're welcome?

    That’s crap. Perhaps if you and all your siblings gave up some “increased comfort” of your own… or ‘liquidated some assets’….

    I am a liberal because Medicare paid for my father's operation to remove a cancerous kidney at a cost that would otherwise certainly have forced my parents to liquidate their assets.

    Better that someone else had to liquidate their own assets, or more to the point, be unable to form any significant assets at all, so that your parents didn’t have to pay for their own care with their own assets, eh?

    I am a liberal because that system originated by liberals called WIC gives my daughter food stamps for cheese and milk and other necessities she needs to feed her children.

    A welfare state benefits no one. Why did you not provide food to your own daughter and grandchildren? Would that have caused you to (GASP!) “liquidate assets”?

    I am a liberal because that system demanded by liberals called company-paid employee medical insurance helps pay doctor bills for me and my wife and my daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren and sister and most of my other close relatives.

    Er… no. Company paid health-insurance was a new idea, instituted by employers during WW2 wage freezes as a way to attract employees by providing perqs.

    I am a liberal because the idea of autonomy of the individual is a liberal idea.

    Say that three times fast with a straight face while visions of government handouts dance in your head. Ever heard the saying “He who has the gold, makes the rules?” Not so conducive to individual autonomy. Sheesh.

    I am a liberal because the idea of political liberty is a liberal idea.

    Say this one slowly and try to keep a straight face while remembering how all the liberals didn’t want to liberate Iraq.

    I am a liberal because government by the consent of the governed is a liberal idea.

    This is getting redundant. Repeat the suggestion above while remembering how the liberals want the US to pass a 'global test' and base our decisions regarding our own welfare on the opinion of places like France and organizations like the UN.

    I am a liberal because the Bill of Rights is a set of liberal ideas which protect us all. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of worship, freedom of the press, due process of law, freedom from torture, the right to face our accusers, the writ of habeas corpus, and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure are all liberal ideas. Most people in the world do not have those rights.

    Aaaaand once again. Keep telling yourself that while you recognize how liberals refused to get on board to uh..liberate Iraq, and while you campaign tirelessly to eliminate the right to bear arms from the American People, and while you campaign equally tirelessly to shut down conservative speech or policies and probably donate to the ACLU so they can eliminate all hint of religion in the public square. (In the interests of liberty of course)

    I am a liberal because those liberal ideas in our Constitution give us control of our representatives from the school board to the Senate and President of the United States, give us the liberal idea of checks and balances, and the liberal idea of no taxation without representation.

    Which is why liberals have hijacked the Judicial Branch (which I notice you don’t mention) in order to implement unwanted policies and laws upon this nation without the aforementioned 'representation'.

    I am a liberal because the idea of public education is a liberal idea.

    Liberals didn't start public education. They took it over. And we see how well that has turned out, yes?

    I am a liberal because the idea of a five day work week is a liberal idea.

    Says who? Upton Sinclair?

    I am a liberal because the idea of a strong, well funded and disciplined military under civilian control is a liberal idea, as is the notion of Veteran's benefits and military retirement.

    Oh, right. So that’s why liberals refuse military recruiters on campus; call our military baby-killers, those veterans you're so concerned about that were spit on (by liberals), celebrate a nitwit like Kerry who impugned an entire generation of military, and root for the enemy this very day? I must have misunderestimated liberals’ respect for the military and their crucial role in protecting our freedoms. My bad.

    I am a liberal because the Geneva Conventions are a liberal idea. The conventions protect American prisoners and all prisoners of signees from torture and abuse.

    No, they are not “liberal” ideas. They are an attempt that began in the 1860s by people of all philosophies to mitigate the suffering of battle casualties. While we're at it, ask our POWs how well the Geneva Conventions protected them.

    I am a liberal because the idea of the public maintenance of roads is a liberal idea.

    Ahem. Wrong again. It was, in fact, Eisenhower a Republican president who established the federal highway system and who said

    “The obsolescence of the nation's highways presents an appalling problem of waste, danger and death. Next to the manufacture of the most modern implements of war as a guarantee of peace through strength, a network of modern roads is as necessary to defense as it is to our national economy and personal safety.

    "We have fallen far behind in this task—until today there is hardly a city of any size without almost hopeless congestion within its boundaries and stalled traffic blocking roads leading beyond these boundaries. A solution can and will be found through the joint planning of the Federal, state and local governments."

    How that must suck for you that his interest in public roads was for NATIONAL DEFENSE purposes. Oh, the irony!

    I am a liberal because civil rights, children's rights, women's rights, and labor rights, are all liberal ideas.

    No, they’re not. They’re ideas from everyone. And BTW, it was Republican Pres Eisenhower who sent troops to Arkansas to force integration of schools and who implemented desegregation of the US Military and Democrats who voted overwhelmingly against civil rights.

    I am a liberal because almost all the progressive ideas of the last four centuries have been liberal ideas resisted by the conservatives of their times. Those liberal ideas make this a better place to live for me, my family, my friends, my community, my country, and my world.

    Today’s liberals are no more aligned philosophically with yesterday’s and yesteryear's 'liberals' than an elephant to a mammoth. In fact, today's liberals resemble nothing so much as socialists. They just haven't worked their way over to their true name yet because they're still peeing down our legs and trying to convince us it's raining. We conservatives just aren't buying it anymore - not with 60 years of failed 'liberal' policies to direct us to correct the problems - which, by the way, I think is the source of all the tantruming we see indulged in by today's so-called 'liberals'. Pure infantile frustration i.e. No more cookies for you!

    Still, they've begun the renaming process by starting to call themselves "progressives". Anyone want to take bets on how long it will be before 'liberals' give up the pretense and just start calling themselves Socialists?

  • Europa: Is it possible that Bush wasn't entirely wrong?

    02/17/2005 7:23:01 AM PST · 40 of 82
    LarkNeelie to DogBarkTree

    I wonder if they'll print any articles analysing their betrayal of their most helpful and benevolent ally...

  • Law of the Sea Treaty Threatens Sovereignty

    02/16/2005 1:37:18 AM PST · 25 of 25
    LarkNeelie to Proud2BAmerican

    Exactly. It's the Senators we have to pressure to reject it!


    02/15/2005 6:00:20 PM PST · 141 of 540
    LarkNeelie to Diana in Wisconsin

    "Best In Show"........ one of the best fun movies I've ever seen! 5 thumbs up

  • FIRST-PERSON: Who's afraid of the fetus?

    02/15/2005 11:24:58 AM PST · 8 of 10
    LarkNeelie to AliVeritas
    I notice that in countries like India and China where sonograms are routinely used solely to determine the sex of the baby so that female babies can be aborted, raise no ire, protests or warnings from these pro-abortion people.
  • Terri Schiavo Didn't Deserve Attorney; Feeding Tube Can Be Removed

    02/14/2005 9:22:05 PM PST · 47 of 113
    LarkNeelie to texaslil

    I would like to know how a blind judge can feel qualified to rule on Terry Schiavo's case when he can't actually SEE her and how far she is from a near-death permanent vegetative state?

  • Pizza policy angers local NAACP head, others:Delivery Descrimination Claimed

    02/14/2005 7:27:44 PM PST · 1 of 9
    Should PC trump safety????
  • Tony Snow has colon cancer ["Bad news, good prognosis"]

    02/14/2005 12:38:28 PM PST · 393 of 675
    LarkNeelie to Tony Snow
    Dear Mr. Snow, please accept my heartfelt prayers for you and your family for your complete recovery as well as prayers to help give you strength through these trying times.

    On a selfish note: we desperately NEED your voice of calm and reasoned sensibility in these nutty times. So get well PDQ, dagnabit!

  • FReeper Valentine ~ To All the Ladies ~ February 14, 2005

    02/14/2005 12:01:43 AM PST · 29 of 74
    LarkNeelie to SandRat

    Thank you!

  • CNNer: "He's Getting Unfairly Railroaded"

    02/12/2005 10:55:31 AM PST · 10 of 41
    LarkNeelie to Pikamax

    he said/she said??? hardly. he said/she said applies to a situation where no witnesses to the event in question exist and no record/documentation/evidence of the event in queston exists.

  • Mom of jailed teen: Son’s just a prisoner of love

    02/11/2005 8:56:40 PM PST · 244 of 246
    LarkNeelie to dsc

    i agree.

    but this is still is the only time i've seen where the justice system, which took power away from the family, at least backed the family. about damned time, i say.

  • Mom of jailed teen: Son’s just a prisoner of love

    02/11/2005 6:45:40 AM PST · 222 of 246
    LarkNeelie to dsc
    Whether or not in those times, girls were married at 12 or 13, is irrelevant. Their ages were NO part of the issue, period. I merely pointed that out in response to the present-day couple's (where age WAS an issue) comparison of themselves to Romeo & Juliet.

    I think the sentence might be harsh, but this kid was given how many warnings?? He went before the court how many times? Are we or are we not going to support a parent's right and responsibilities to determine the best course for their children? This father tried to communicate with the boy's mother who didn't seem to respect the father's feelings on the subject of his underage daughter. He rec'd no support there.

    Because this kid wouldn't obey the law, this father should now knock this kid on his butt a few times and risk assault charges so the HE's in jail for assault on a minor?

    Disproportionate or not, that's life. The kid was before the judge multiple times. Not like this came without warning. About time someone stood up for parents trying to protect their children.

    In this day and age, a parent can't go knock someone around without going to jail and at the same time, the courts don't come down on the creeps. Parents lose both ways. This time a parent got the support he deserved.


    02/10/2005 4:11:23 PM PST · 10 of 19
    LarkNeelie to swilhelm73
    I have found it difficult to control the rolling of my eyeballs when this issue came to my attention.

    I'd like to know where are the women's groups to scream for equality and decry "hate speech"......

  • Wifer Swap on ABC now, GOP Christian Family and a Lesbian Liberal Family

    02/10/2005 3:40:44 PM PST · 197 of 200
    LarkNeelie to nycgal

    i nearly croaked when the California mom showed the chicken-rights video.....

    notice how the Louisiana people were all so dignified and polite whereas the California people were hounding the La. wife.....

  • Mom of jailed teen: Son’s just a prisoner of love

    02/10/2005 12:57:30 PM PST · 115 of 246
    LarkNeelie to A. Pole

    I meant that Romeo's and Juliet's age was NOT THE REASON for their parents' disapproved of the match.

  • Mom of jailed teen: Son’s just a prisoner of love

    02/10/2005 12:05:34 PM PST · 109 of 246
    LarkNeelie to A. Pole
    To have scoffed at legal restrictions for the sake of "true love" might seem romantic and the couple may call themselves Romeo & Juliet, but lets not forget that AGE was not a factor in the Romeo/Juliet saga and that it didn't exactly end with a happily ever after.

    That the boy lied about his age in the first place to the girls' father shows that he was well aware that his attentions would not be deemed suitable. The father did not trust the boy once he discovered he had lied about his age. Seems like a reasonable reaction. How had the boy shown the father he was worthy of trust? He hadn't. In fact, he'd shown the opposite. Then the boy further proved the father correct in his assessment of the boy by continuing to deliberately circumvent the father's rules and then the court's orders. "Well sheeeeeeeee did it toooooooo..." is not a defense for the boy.

    The father might just as well have deemed a 14 or 15 yr old unsuitable for any number of reasons. Maybe he hangs out in a bad crowd, cuts school, uses drugs, is sexually experienced, has a bad attitude, doesn't honor curfew rules...

    The fact is, the father was well within his rights and the boy was not. The court was well within its rights to grant the restraining order and then impose the jail sentence.

    If the father should have 'controlled his daughter' better, then so too should the boy's mother have controlled her son.

    I'd like to see this boy's reaction when some 17-yr-old liar comes sniffing around his 13-yr-old daughter....

  • Franken expected to make announcement on candidacy

    02/10/2005 8:38:03 AM PST · 45 of 50
    LarkNeelie to Valin
    First off, Franken wasn't able to drum up enough of an audience to keep Air America financially comfortable. Will he be able to drum up enough money to run a campaign? He can't use Air America as his pulpit..... they'd be liable for in-kind giving over and above the limit.

    Second, I hope he does run. The more public these loonies make themselves, the bigger is the percentage of the population that draws back in horror when they see the reality of what they, in their lala land-esoteric-kumbaya view - have supported.

    Those people have bought into the abstract concepts of 'peace, love and tolerance' (which sound good) without being exposed to the true face of those who scream or snarl these words through curled lips, with eyes bulging, neck veins distended and spittle flying as they physically attack a fellow American who carries a sign advocating a different view...

    The wise person knows they could be next. As the billboards said: "Thanks, Hollywood!"

  • 'Easongate', What did CNN's chief really say at Davos? I was there.

    02/10/2005 7:51:54 AM PST · 17 of 24
    LarkNeelie to Pikamax
    (Stephens reports that) Eason said:
    "Mr. Jordan observed that of the 60-odd journalists killed in Iraq, 12 had been targeted and killed by coalition forces. He then offered a story of an unnamed Al-Jazeera journalist who had been "tortured for weeks" at Abu Ghraib, made to eat his shoes, and called "Al-Jazeera boy" by his American captors...
    Now Stephens characterizes it as:
    Whether with malice aforethought or not, Mr. Jordan made a defamatory innuendo. Defamatory innuendo--rather than outright allegation--is the vehicle of mainstream media bias.
    Innuendo?? Innuendo is an indirect hint..... this was no "innuendo". What is Stephens thinking to label an outright assertion as "innuendo"??
  • If This Is True...Absolutely Frightening (Vanity)

    02/10/2005 7:38:23 AM PST · 25 of 26
    LarkNeelie to LarkNeelie
    On the prior FR post:
    Take Suhail Khan, who was the Bush White House’s director of Muslim Outreach. His father, Mahboob Khan, brought Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri into the United States and into his mosque, twice in the mid-to-late ‘90s, to raise money for Al-Qaeda. Suhail Khan invited anti-American terrorists, like indicted Islamic Jihad chief Sami Al-Arian, into the White House to meet with the President. But a “West Wing” episode written about Khan was laudatory of his loyalty to America. (Incredibly, Khan remains in the Bush Administration as General Counsel to the Federal Highway Administration, where he’s informed of all transports of military and nuclear weapons and hazardous material on federal highways.)
    From the website linked
    Take Suhail Khan, who was the Bush White House’s director of Muslim Outreach. His father, Mahboob Khan, brought Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri into the United States and into his mosque, twice in the mid-to-late ‘90s, to raise money for Al-Qaeda. Suhail Khan invited anti-American terrorists, like indicted Islamic Jihad chief Sami Al-Arian, into the White House to meet with the President. But a “West Wing” episode written about Khan was laudatory of his loyalty to America. (Incredibly, Khan remains in the Bush Administration as General Counsel to the Federal Highway Administration, where he’s informed of all transports of military and nuclear weapons and hazardous material on federal highways.)
  • If This Is True...Absolutely Frightening (Vanity)

    02/10/2005 7:33:54 AM PST · 24 of 26
    LarkNeelie to Christopher Lincoln

    Okay. I went back and looked at the FR post and then back to the source link. They are there.

  • The little Injun that could (SITTING BULL-S*** - Ward Churchill)

    02/09/2005 10:05:29 PM PST · 102 of 117
    LarkNeelie to fish hawk
    Well, I certainly empathize with your frustration.

    Considering this was a national issues, I didn't get why he turned it into an "Indian" thing. That big AIM banner hanging behind the podium, he blathered on a lot about 'community' where he learned his values (an insult to the real bearers of the values of Native Peoples, I assumed, knowing the controversy on that), quoted a tribal elder who taught him what his 'journey' was, his cabal of brain-washed Indian youth(?)... it was just as tacky as could be. What a show.

    And most surprising of all, actually shocking, was how poor a speaker he was and how lacking in dignity.

    It's my guess he's never been called quite so to account and he's flailing. At least it sounded that way before I changed the channel.....

    He seemed to think it was an adequate defense to say "I didn't call the people who worked as service people "little Eichmanns"... just the technicians of our [big bad corporate] society.

    Newsflash to Ward! You don't get to call anyone "little Eichmanns".


  • Looking abortion in the face ["barf" is too mild for this one]

    02/09/2005 9:48:06 PM PST · 201 of 269
    LarkNeelie to madprof98

    The fact of life is that it is women, and not men, who get pregnant from having sex. No amount of wishing for freedom from that responsibility as a result of intercourse will change that. Maybe it's not fair but that's the way it is. We are female.

    This is a responsibility that women must acknowledge and accept right along with taking responsibiity for her health, sexuality, career, educating herself, happiness and all those other things women are told she is in charge of. Why has this simple fact of nature never been addressed?

    Every time a girl/woman decides to have sex, she should also know that she isn't just making the decision to have sex, she is also making the decision to become pregnant - maybe even with triplets or a retarded or deformed child.

    No amount of birth control is 100% effective, and everyone knows it, so to say "well, I did everything I was supposed to, so that absolves me of responsibility" is BS. You knew that you could be the 1 or 3 or 25% for whom the BC will fail and you chose to take the chance.

    Moreover, this is not in the days before birth control. This is not your grandmother's, or maybe even your mother's, world. This is not a third world country where women don't have any control over their bodies or any access to birth control. Birth control is relatively safe and easily accessible and affordable. For less than a monthly cell phone bill one can get an entire month of BC.

    As Tammy Bruce said angrily at one of her lectures to the girls in the audience "What the hell did we go through all this to get you birth control over the last 40 years if you're not using it?" She was disgusted with the casual way abortion was looked at as a convenient back-up for licentious behavior.

    There is absolutely no defense, no possible reason connected with reasonable expectations of humanity to defend 40 million abortions in the US - and how many times that world wide??

    We are not men, and we might as well embrace that and take responsibility. The responsibility of boys & men? That's a whole story in itself. So that's my view. (and yes, I do know that there are pregnancies that result from rape. But there weren't 40 million rapes. That's also a whole 'nuther kettle of fish.)

  • The little Injun that could (SITTING BULL-S*** - Ward Churchill)

    02/09/2005 9:02:18 PM PST · 92 of 117
    LarkNeelie to perfect stranger

    What's with his "posse"? I saw a bit of his speech that he got a "standing ovation" at and he looked like he thought he needed the not-so-secret service... and someone correct me if I'm wrong - I SWEAR I heard drums beating...

  • The little Injun that could (SITTING BULL-S*** - Ward Churchill)

    02/09/2005 8:59:16 PM PST · 90 of 117
    LarkNeelie to The Real J Fate

    You should check into it. I believe it is 1/16th to be enrolled as a member of the tribe. (I used to have a friend who looked like Sven from Sweden but he was a bona-fide something % Cherokee within the prescribed protocol for determination of lineage)

  • Wifer Swap on ABC now, GOP Christian Family and a Lesbian Liberal Family

    02/09/2005 7:35:59 PM PST · 28 of 200
    LarkNeelie to Nik Naym
    not as stupid as Guantanamo Torture Reality Show!

    But seriously, I saw one of the wife swap shows one time, the California animal rights activist and the Louisiana wife-of-the-alligator hunter.

    The California Libs were shown to be the intolerant, hypocritical eejit-creatures - I wanted to climb thru the TV screen and make her sit down and read FreeRepublic from beginning to end!

  • If This Is True...Absolutely Frightening (Vanity)

    02/09/2005 6:28:14 PM PST · 22 of 26
    LarkNeelie to Christopher Lincoln

    Not sure what you mean. The paragraphs I excerpted here are also contained in the excerpt of the post you referenced that was directly to Schlussel's story.

  • Woman who killed baby ordered sterilized

    02/09/2005 2:02:19 PM PST · 77 of 126
    LarkNeelie to twigs
    Your solution only changes the timing of the child's murder. Information doesn't change sheer evil. What you said.
  • If This Is True...Absolutely Frightening (Vanity)

    02/09/2005 10:04:28 AM PST · 6 of 26
    LarkNeelie to LarkNeelie

    eek. i meant to post this under "bloggers."

  • If This Is True...Absolutely Frightening (Vanity)

    02/09/2005 9:56:05 AM PST · 1 of 26
    Egad. Of course, "he shouldn't be punished for his father's sins", eh?