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31 July, 2006

If You Could Help A Family In Need - I Would Be In Your Debt Forever

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I hate to ask any of you this, but I don’t know where else to turn.

The girl who was supposed to help me with my Friday shows has had a pretty major tragedy. Her apartment caught fire and now she is homeless. Within 2 minutes of finding out, I was able to find her a place that is clean and resonable. But, she and her fiance live pay check to pay check so they have NO money. They just eek out a living.

What I’m asking is that if anyone can help her get this place, I’ll be forever in your debt. She needs $425 to get it and she can move into the apartment tomorrow. The best way to help if you can is to visit my blog and send it to my paypal account. I’ll give her the cash directly to pay for the apartment. Anything extra I will see gets returned or done with however the person whishes.

We only need $425 and I know that times are hard. But she has a 6 year old daughter that needs a roof over her head.

Thank you for your consideration. And GOD Bless you all,


To Help “Kitty”, Please contribute by clicking my tip jar in the left sidebar. I’ve attempted to put the button in this post but for some reason it isn’t working.


And just so you know.. she is also getting what’s left in my account before this starts. It’s not much but I am giving too.

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Support Israel

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Support Israel’s right to defend itself. The Chosen People of GOD have been under constant threat since Moses led the Hebrews from bondage in Egypt. And even before.

Israel for the past few decades have had to submit itself to constant bombardment from hostile members of a religion that advocates the deaths of those who are not believers in their psychotic religion.

You can join IFCJ for free to receive updated bulletins as to the plight of the Israeli people. And if you can afford it, consider giving them a few bucks to assist the families of Israel as they wait out the fight against the Islamofascists.

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Ch Ch Ch Changes At Gribbit Live

by @ 0938.
Filed under General Politics

Beginning with today’s show, music will be integrated into my show. The plan from the beginning was to do this by integrating music from a feature “Music Sponsor” daily. “Music Sponsor” are independent artists who have agreed to allow Gribbit Live a free use license to user their material.

Gribbit Live’s primary music sponsor IS Ash Riot. The opening themes and break entry bumpers will always be from Ash Riot. But, a clip from my “Music Sponsor” being featured will be the ad return bumper used. Also the featured “Music Sponsor” gets a full ad donated by me and a full track played each hour.

The plan was to lighten up often deep and heavy subject matter. The idea was to promote up coming bands that would likely not get national attention because of the regional glass ceiling. If we can broaden their audience and they can allow us to use their material without costing them or us anything… Then it is a mutually beneficial situation.

If you have a band that performs original material and you want to be featured.. email me. I’m always interested in new material.

Also starting this Friday.. provided the technical difficulties can be addressed, Fun Fridays start. I’ll be introducing a new co-host for my Friday shows. Her name is Kitty.

So W.A.R. is growing fast and Gribbit Live also. This project is turning into what we expected at a faster rate than we expected. And that is good.

Stay tuned for added Ch Ch Ch Changes… ;)

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27 July, 2006


by @ 2229.
Filed under General Politics

Drinking and driving is a scourge on our society. And although, highway traffic in the United States is the safest in the world, still nearly 40% of all highway fatalities in the United States involve alcohol. This is way too high.

If you like to take a drink, don’t drive. If you like to get blind stinking drunk on the weekends; call a cab, a friend, walk, or whatever you have to do, but don’t drive.

A drunk driver has killed again this week. And this time it was someone who brought this selfishness to my attention to this subject in a big way…

Sunday… July 30, 2006…. Jessi Shephard would have celebrated her 19th birthday. But a drunk driver stole her from that on the 24th instead.



on behalf of her friends LeAnne, Jayson, & Brittany

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The Wednesday July 26th Gribbit Live broadcast on Wide Awakes Radio was dedicated to the memory of Jessi Shephard. The Subject of Drunk Driving is now MY focus. All of my Public Service Announcements will be from this date forward be on this scourge in this nation. Once they are mastered, they will appear here as they are introduced.

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Surprise Surprise - The ACLU Urges Congress To Reject H.R. 2679

by @ 2145.
Filed under General Politics

Well it comes at no surprise to us at Stop The ACLU and Wide Awakes Radio that the American Civil Liberties Union is opposed to passage of H.R. 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005.

A review of the bill is as follows:

PERA would eliminate the ability for judges to award attorney’s fees compensation to groups like the ACLU in Establishment Clause cases only. These fees where originally authorized by CONGRESS so that good attorneys wouldn’t be dissuaded from accepting civil rights cases pro bono.

But in the hands of the ACLU it has become a source of income for the organization. In any other type of lawsuit, ie: personal injury, the attorney’s fee if any comes out of the settlement with their client if they prevail. But not under the law authorizing these fees.

The ACLU actively shops around for reasons to challenge any public displays of religion in order to collect these “attorneys’ fees”. This has led to a systematic removal of your Constitutional protections under the 1st Amendment to freely exercise your religious beliefs. They accomplish this by judge shopping. They shop for a district to present a case in. A district in which one of their “best buddies” activist judges will hear the case and more often than not, rule in the favor of the ACLU.

The ACLU prefers to bring these types of lawsuits against cities, towns, and states which are usually cash strapped. First it is a matter of sending a letter to the governing body recommending that they cease and desist from further allowing public displays of religion. That if they fail to do so, it will cost the city, town, or state massive amounts of money to defend against them in court. And usually, a city or town is likely to not challenge. They will capitulate to the will of the ACLU. But if it does come to trial and they prevail, the amounts awarded to the prevailing party are often compounded by the amounts awarded to the ACLU attorney(s) for fees that had they NOT prevailed, would have gone uncollected.

This is extortion. Do what we tell you or something bad is going to happen. Pure unadulterated extortion.

It is these practices that the Public Display of Religion Act of 2005 (H.R. 2679) promises to eliminate so of course the ACLU would be opposed to its passage. They aren’t interested in protecting your right to freely express your religious beliefs in public.

From the ACLU’s News Release on H.R. 2679 dated 07.26.06:

The American Civil Liberties Union today urged the House Judiciary Committee to reject H.R. 2679, the “Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005″ (PERA). The panel is expected to vote on the legislation today [meaning Wednesday - in committee]. The bill would bar the recovery of attorneys’ fees to citizens who win lawsuits asserting their fundamental constitutional and civil rights in cases brought under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

If this bill were to become law, Congress would, for the first time, single out one area protected by the Bill of Rights and prevent its full enforcement,” said Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. “Proponents of the measure claim that the bill is needed to protect religious freedom, when in fact, the bill would undermine it. We hope that the committee will stand for the Constitution and reject this unwise proposal.” emphasis mine

Hold the presses… Stop Stop Stop…..

Did they actually make an argument that if the bill becomes law, Congress would single out a Constitutional protection and block it from enforcement?


The only thing being discussed is a law written and adopted by Congress for the awarding of the fees. And the removal of the fees from a certain kind of cases in order to remove the ability for unscrupulous people like the ACLU to abuse it. In other words, shop around for cases in order to create a money making enterprise out of the award.

The so-call establishment clause only appears one place, in the first Amendment. The leftists at the ACLU are addicted to abusing the so-call protection of separation of church and state. Which is a fantasy created by people like the ACLU in order to have grounds in which to remove religion from the public sphere. Here’s what it actually says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Amendment I of the United States Constitution

Where is this phantom “separation of church and state”? I don’t see it mentioned.

I do see a provision whereby the Congress of the United States is preventing from making a law which establishes a religion in the United States. The founders were escaping a government that dictated that if you didn’t follow the Church of England, you were a criminal. This is what they were trying to avoid.

I fail to see how putting a nativity scene in the public square or a cross being present on a war memorial constitutes Congress making such a law. Because Erie, PA allows the erection of a nativity scene in Perry Square doesn’t constitute Congress taking any action what-so-ever to establish a national religion.

Democrats strongly opposed the bill yesterday.

A veterans’ group, the American Legion, has pushed for the legislation out of concern that war memorials and cemeteries could be cleansed of religious symbols. Mr. Nadler called the gravestone issue a “red herring” and submitted a letter in which the ACLU said it would “vigorously defend” the rights of veterans to use any religious symbol they choose on grave markers. The letter did not address the use of Christian crosses in publicly owned group memorials or tombs for unknown soldiers.


After more than an hour of debate yesterday, the committee adjourned before taking an up-or-down vote on the bill.

But the ACLU would have you believe otherwise. Their press release continues:

The ability to recover attorneys’ fees in civil rights and constitutional cases, including Establishment Clause cases, is necessary to help protect the religious freedom of all Americans and to keep religion government-free. People who successfully prove the government has violated their constitutional rights would, under the bill, be required to pay their own legal fees — often totaling tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Few citizens can afford to do so. But more importantly citizens should not be required to do so where the court finds that the government has violated their rights and engaged in unconstitutional behavior.

The ability of the ACLU to collect attorney’s fees in establishment clause Cases does not protect your religious freedoms, it attacks them. The ACLU actively shops for these types of cases because in the hands of judges like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the former Chief Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union and former National Board member, the ACLU will prevail every time. And it becomes a business.

It is time that these types of abuse be brought to an end. Call, write, email, fax, and visit if you can , your Congressman and urge him to vote for the Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 (H.R. 2679), and put an end to the abuse and prostitution of our Constitution and our Judicial Branch of government.

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26 July, 2006

All Politics Aside

by @ 0001.
Filed under Blogging, Opinion, Wide Awakes Radio

Like me or hate me this is something that I think both sides of the political fence can agree on. So please read on.

Today’s topic is Drunk Driving.

I’ve recently fallen victim to the Myspace craze and in doing so have made a lot of really good friends. This evening one of my friends asked me to check out a profile of someone that she was very close with. Her name was Jessi. I did and realized that I had recently checked out her profile by linking to it from my friend’s and actually asked to be added as Jessi’s friend too. After all, friends find friends through friends right. That is the whole principle of the Myspace phenomena.

Sunday evening, my friend LeAnne and Jessi were chatting as their custom. LeAnne’s laptop began to overheat so she shutdown to allow it to cool. Jessi took the opportunity to order some takeout from a local place and left to pick it up. En route to the takeout joint, Jessi was hit by a drunk driver and later died from her injuries.

Now Jessi’s family and friends, especially our mutual friend LeAnne are grieving the loss of someone very special to them. And although I hadn’t had the opportunity to meet Jessi before this terrible tragedy, LeAnne is going to allow me to know Jessi through her. And because of this, I too am grieving the friend that I didn’t have a chance to meet.

Jessi was 18 years old with an entire promising life ahead of her. I am told that she was the kind of friend who would listen and be there for a friend. I am told that she was bright, loved life, and loved to live life. And that she was a thrill to be around. But now she’s gone because of a selfish drunk driver. Hi need for that drink snuffed out this promising soul. To me that is murder.

I don’t need to understand him. I don’t need to have compassion for him. My religion teaches me that I must forgive him. Because of that I do forgive his soul but not the man. He killed selfishly and to me that is murder. He deserves every day of the 40 years in prison that he is facing. And I for one hope that he gets all that he deserves.

My friend is distraught and all that I can do is be there for her while she grieves. And talk about the crime and how to prevent it from re-occurring. And for Jessi’s memory, I am obligated to do this.

If you like to have drink after work, go ahead - but don’t drive. If you like to party on the weekends and go overboard, go ahead - but don’t drive. Make arrangements to be picked up by Simone sober, a cab, or a designated driver - but don’t drive. If you live close enough walk! But don’t drive.

There are millions of young people just like Jessi who have a lot to give to us. Let them live out their lives and become what they are destined to. Let them live and impact us like the shining stars they are. Don’t drink and drive.

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24 July, 2006

The Neo-Con Argument - What A Moronic Point Of View!

Saturday, I wrote a thread defining what a neo-con actually is in response to the utter stupidity by both Pat Buchanan and Chris Matthews in their exchanges which were aired on the little watched or paid attention to MSNBC. Compounding this moronic point of view is Glen Greenwald who to be honest is nothing more than a liberal bed-wetter masquerading as a political insider. When the fact of the matter is that he is nothing more than a Daily POS wanna-be Koolaid Kid.

Anytime a liberal or an uninformed righty like Pat Buchanan disagrees with someone, they automatically lumped in with neo-cons.

I’ve always been a Conservative my whole entire life. Early in my adulthood, I was operating under a misconception that a lot of our youth operate under. I grew up in the 80s in the days of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and bought into the liberal indoctrination being worked into the minds of the young by the “Liberal Indoctrination Centers of Amerika” namely teachers. But the truth of the matter was that I saw myself as a “Zell Miller” Democrat.

But like all of the finer things in life, with age comes seasoning. And in particular with human beings, enlightenment. Exactly 30 days into the Clinton Infestation of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and yes I mean infestation because he and his wife are no better than the liberal cockroaches that come flowing out of the walls when you hit too close to home, I was signing a new voter registration card in order to declare a party affiliation to the GOP. It took less than 30 Days of Slick Willy in order to realize that I was in the wrong party. So in short, I am not a neo-con.

President Bush on the other hand is a cradle Republican but he IS a neo-con. How can I say that knowing the definition that I personally looked up and reprinted here? Because he is strong on almost all aspects that true Conservatives hold dear except in the size and reach of government.

Conservatives want small unobtrusive government. A government which is subservient to the people. Neo-cons are tax and spenders which makes them no different than liberals. President George W. Bush has only exercised his veto power 1 time in his 5 1/2 years in office. And then to block legislation that would provide federal funding to research which is a moral crime against the unborn.

Not once has he used his power of the veto to block aggressive spending packages or pork (otherwise known to more educated people as graft). He has proposed increases in spending without a countering cut in the federal bureaucracy.

Leftists on the other hand like to talk about cutting the budget deficit, but their idea of cuts are decreases in Defense and Intelligence spending. Their ideas of cuts cannot have a perceived negative impact on social programs.

Now let’s talk about what a cut in federal spending actually is.

A cut to the federal government is a decrease in the planned increase in the following year’s budget. If a department of the federal government is set to receive a 10% increase in spending for the following fiscal year and that planned increase is cut to only 5% then the budget gets a 50% cut in the eyes of the government.

Forget spending freezes or an actual cut in the current expenditures of a department of the federal government those aren’t considerations. When they talk about cutting the federal budget, they are only talking of cutting the planned increases in spending.

But every time one of these I’ve never been outside of New York or Washington talking heads opens his/her pie hole it’s the same BS spewing from their sewers. Neo-cons…. It’s the neo-cons. It is time that they open a freaking dictionary and educate themselves to what the term means. Because more often than not, by blaming the neo-cons they are actually pointing fingers at those more closely aligned with themselves than with people like me.

Just see what Michelle Malkin the babe of the Conservative Blogosphere had to say on Hot Air.

Courtesy of HotAir

Now if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful Mrs. Malkin, that’s right guys… she’s taken, let’s continue.

These are the same idiotic morons who are at the heart of the Bush Derangement Syndrome phenomena. Sure I don’t like Bush’s spending policies nor do I like his border policy (or lack thereof), but all in all, I’d rather have George W. Bush the Neo-con at the helm than John “The Walleye” Kerry.


“The Walleye” refers to John Kerry’s Oscar quality performance over the length of his career in politics resembling a fish in the bottom of the boat.

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22 July, 2006

Do We Really Need To Have This Discussion Again?

by @ 1845.
Filed under Blogging, General Politics, Liberal Lunacy, Opinion

About every 3 to 4 months or so we have to have a little pow wow on Stop The ACLU or on our own respective blogs about the term “neo-con”. Let’s AGAIN take a look at the “word”.

Neo: From the Greek meaning New

Merriam-Webster Online:

1 a : new : recent b : new and different period or form of : in a new and different form or manner c : New World d : new and abnormal
2 : new chemical compound isomeric with or otherwise related to (such) a compound

So the term means new… right?

con: a shortened word meaning “conservative” so let’s look into conservative.

Merriam-Webster Online:

Main Entry: 2conservative
Function: noun
1 a : an adherent or advocate of political conservatism b capitalized : a member or supporter of a conservative political party
2 a : one who adheres to traditional methods or views b : a cautious or discreet person

Ok… Then a neo-con must be a “new conservative” then… right?

The politics of a “New Conservative” are a strange mixture of liberalism and nationalism. A “neo-con” is more often than not, a Democrat who sobered up and realized that he was on the wrong side of the political fence.

A “neo-con” is someone who is strong on national defense issues and a tax and spender. Someone like the President. But let’s make sure. What does Merriam-Webster online say?

Function: noun
1 : a former liberal espousing political conservatism
2 : a conservative who advocates the assertive promotion of democracy and U.S. national interest in international affairs including through military means

So I’m right! Again! What else is new.

A Neo Conservative is a Democrat who sobered up. But not all the way.

Then what in the Hell was Pat Buchanan regurgitating about in this video

Then there is an idiot named Glen Greenwald who until yesterday was completely off my radar. He like the Koolaid Kids at Daily POS has nothing but ass munching morons to inflate his ego commenting on his site. A site mind you that is hosted on Blogger. If he ever hopes to be a powerhouse in the blogosphere, he is going to need to drop that lame platform.

His ideas are weak and his argument weaker. He plays into the stereotype of the uneducated and the ignorant. And the lemmings are eating it up.

Like Deborah Frisch, he is quickly eating up his 15 minutes of fame and not saying anything of substance rather the opposite. Making claims about a so-called group of American political thinkers who he does not agree with.

It is mental midgets like Greenwald and Frisch who don’t know how to open a dictionary and look up what a term that they misuse actually means.

Nice try Glen… but like a blind marksman you not only miss the target but you are shooting in the wrong direction.

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Israel: The Definition of Being Responsible to Your People

by @ 1718.
Filed under War On Terror, Religion, News, Opinion, Wide Awakes Radio

It has been 11 days since the current conflict in the Middle East broke out into near all out war. When Hamas in Gaza took an Israeli Defense Forces soldier hostage, they invited the Israeli government into a military confrontation. They followed this up by an increase in the rocket attacks on Israeli civilian neighborhoods. Israel could not permit its people to be slaughtered without a response. So they acted.

This was followed by the Lebanese based Hezbollah taking an additional 2 IDF solders hostage and begin rocket attacks into northern Israel. Hezbollah have been embedded in Lebanese society since Syria occupied and ran the former puppet government.

Israeli Defense Forces have taken the responsible actions by countering with artillery fire, air strikes, and missile attacks of their own. The difference is that the IDF knows where their artillery, air strikes, and missiles will land. The difference is that if a civilian dies in an IDF attack, that civilian has been either hiding Hezbollah weapons or are being used as shields by Hezbollah.

The IDF mounted an incursion into southern Lebanon and found a cache of weapons and rockets being hidden in a Mosque. The goal of the incursion is to remove the weapons from striking distance of Israeli cities, towns, and villages.

The Christian Holy City of Nazareth was attacked by Hezbollah just yesterday. Most residents of Nazareth are Christian Arabs.

So who is being responsible? I say Israel is.

Back during the 1991 US led Gulf War against Iraqi aggression, Israel found it prudent to comply with a request from the United States to not retaliate against Iraq during the conflict. This was so that the fragile coalition organized by the United States wouldn’t fragment and would be able to accomplish the goal of ousting Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Israel continued to honor that request even after Saddam Hussein began attacking Israel with the dangerously inaccurate SCUD missile. In other words, Israel exercised restraint for the greater good.

During the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the request was made again for Israel to exercise restraint. Thank Almighty GOD that it wasn’t needed as much as it was in 1991.

Israel showed that they are the better man in the struggle in the Middle East when they volunteered to leave Southern Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank. And for this action of good will, they fall victim to the spray and pray missile attacks from Islamic militants.

How long does the world expect Israel to continue to allow their citizens to be killed? Israel only wants to be left alone. They want to live in peace. They want to raise their children in a land promised them by GOD as His chosen people. They want to live their daily lives and welcome the religious people of the world to come to their nation and visit the Holy sites of multiple religions.

The Israelis know, that whether you are a Jew, Christian, or Muslim, the land that GOD promised to them is Holy to your religion. They want for you to come and visit. They want for you to be able to worship freely. They just want the same consideration.

So do I think that Israel is being responsible to their people? I believe that Israel has been responsible to the World’s people.

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20 July, 2006

Welcome All You Leftists POSs

by @ 1523.
Filed under General Politics

I’d like to say welcome to all the lefty traffic being sent here from one of the most ignorant individuals on the planet. Mr… never mind, I’m not giving that POS any more traffic than he has already managed to steal using my site meter.

Here’s the point now pay attention. I addressed the matter of traffic attacks and the use of blog warring to accomplish that end. And a blog who does get more traffic than I do, a POS lefty is trying to call me on it. Today at 4pm Eastern time, on Wide Awakes Radio, I’m going to be violating a rule of mine. I’m going to tell the world in uncensored language what I think of this individual. So… if you are out there, and you know I’m addressing you, tune in… You are going to be an interesting subject you steaming piece of canine dung.

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