November 28, 2006

Buzz Aldrin vs. Novinar

While I don't advocate violence to reslove disputes, sometimes a little love tap is well earned. Watch American hero Buzz Aldrin shut this turd up.

November 21, 2006

Harrod's Gives a Soldier the Ultimate Slap

This is an egregious insult brought to you by Harrod's, English mega-store owned by Mohamed Al Fayed, Egyptian businessman, and oft-rejected British citizenship applicant. Note the insult occurred on Remembrance Day, the British equivalent of Veteran's Day.

Harrods bans soldiers on Poppy Day

A serving Army officer was banned from entering Harrods on Remembrance Day in case his uniform upset other shoppers.

Lieutenant Daniel Lenherr had just taken part in a parade honouring Britain's war dead when the London department store turned him away at the door.

The security guard told him other customers might be intimidated by the uniform.

The 26-year-old soldier, who serves in the 1st regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery, had been at commemorations in Hyde Park Corner last weekend when he decided to visit the shop with his wife Michelle and their one-year-old son.

Mrs Lenherr, who lives in Tidworth, Hampshire, said: "We were horrified when we were refused entry on a day when we honoured the men who sacrificed so much for our freedom. I find it sad this can happen."

The store has stood by their dress policy, saying: "There is a long-standing tradition at Harrods that would normally preclude customers who are wearing non-civilian attire from entering the store.

"A lot of people assume that somebody in uniform is either there on official duty, which could cause them alarm, or they assume they're a member of staff and ask them where the lavatories are and so on."

But the shop came under fire for its ban.

Shadow Defence Minister Mark Harper said: "It's an outrageous slap in the face to our Armed Forces who are serving our country around the world. On Remembrance Sunday it's even more of an insult. I cannot see any legitimate reason for a shop not to let in members of the Armed Forces in uniform."

{"...or they assume they're a member of staff and ask them where the lavatories are..."

Digest those words. Let them simmer. And do whatever you can to make Harrods pay for this direct attack on the military, and on those who gave their lives in defense of Great Britain. - ed.}

And Thomas Carter MBE, a former Warrant Officer in the Royal Horse Artillery, said Mr Lenherr had been treated disgracefully.

The 78-year-old said: "Harrods' policy is a load of rubbish. It treats members of the Armed Forces as sixth-rate citizens. It definitely makes it worse that it was on Remembrance Sunday, as that's the day everybody wears uniform."

Rival department stores Selfridges and Harvey Nichols said they had no problem with service personnel entering their stores in uniform.

Wow, the British asshats have set the bar pretty high. Is Mama Sheehan about? Our asshat honour is at stake.

November 02, 2006

Fidel Castro to be honored in Central Park

My apologies for the dearth of posts. I have a lot of things going on in my life which have captured my time. But I thought this item deserved mention because I haven't heard much about it in the press:

Castro’s ‘Last Visit’ To Central Park:‘Deathbed Portrait’ of Fidel as Humanitarian Goes on Display in N.Y.

NEW YORK, NY (October 24, 2006) – An unveiling in Central Park of Fidel Castro on his ‘deathbed’ may be the last opportunity to say ‘farewell’ to the man some revere as a champion of civil rights. “Fidel Castro’s Deathbed Portrait,” described as a colossal portrait of a solemn Castro at rest, will be unveiled at 10:00 am November 8th, just north of the monument for Cuban poet, José Martí.

Inspiration for the gilded head of Castro, large enough to belong to a 25 foot man, comes from Harlem, New York’s acclamation for Castro’s contributions to civil rights (emphasis mine). “Harlem is perhaps the only community in the U.S. that proclaims an admiration for Castro - the Central Park unveiling of his portrait is an attempt to bring Harlem’s adoration for Castro to the rest of the world,” said a spokesman for the unveiling.
Have we really slipped this far into insanity? Contribution to civil rights? Was it for jailing homosexual because of their deviancy? Was it for executing political opponents> Was it for jailing reporters? Do tell.