Group blasts PETA ‘Holocaust’ project:
How much gall do you have to possess to compare the plight of the Jews during the Holocaust to the common chicken? I mean there is a huge difference. Chickens and cows are slaughtered for food. Hitler slaughtered the Jews because he hated them and felt they should be eradicated off the face of the earth.
This new PETA campaign shows a picture of prisoners in a concentration camp beside a picture of chickens in pens with the caption “To animals all people are Nazis”. The phrase is a quote from the late Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer. As they say around here. I ain’t never heard of him neither. Anyway, Mr. Singer was a vegetarian. But to quote the CNN article…
The Singer quote, which the group draws upon in its literature as well, was not spoken directly by him but rather comes from his novel “Enemies: A Love Story,” when the main character muses on the plight of animals. Singer was a vegetarian who believed strongly in animal rights.
This is typical PETA procedure. “Hey, let?s misquote a dead vegetarian author because he’s not around to disagree with us”.
This comes right on the heels of one of PETA’s top dogs (pun intended) writing a letter to Yasser Arafat protesting the use of mules to deliver suicide bombs to kill Israeli’s because its cruel and insensitive to the mule, never mind all the Israeli’s and Palestinians being blown up.
Because of these issues, some people may assume that PETA is anti-Semitic. Maybe PETA really stands for People Enforcing Tyrannical Anti-Semitism.
Fred Rogers dead at 74:
It’s hard to believe he’s gone. Some things you just think will be around forever. He may have been too sappy for some but there was a time when I was really young that Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood were my universes. Who can forget the Trolley and King Friday XIII and Speedy Delivery? Fred Rogers wasn’t just a TV show host either. He was a well-rounded and learned individual in the field of child welfare. And how many of us have started singing the song when we were either changing shoes or putting on a sweater? Now cancer has taken him away from us and from the children. The way things are today we could really use him. Today the neighborhood will never be the same.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Rogers family and all of those who grew up with him.
Ty Longley confirmed dead:
Ty Longley, the guitarist for Great White, has been confirmed that he passed away in the Rhode Island club fire. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family and to all the friends and families of all the victims.
Fire Engulfs R.I. Nightclub:
We’ve all heard about this by now. Close to 100 people so far have been pronounced dead. The fire started due to pyrotechnics used by Great White in their show. The club owner says he did not give permission to the band to use pyro. Jack Russel, the lead singer, says he did. A lot of fingers are being pointed at Great White right now and at Jack Russel in particular. But think about this for a minute. Great White has probably done that exact pyro at other clubs hundreds of times without incident. And apparently, club owners are like cops when it comes to covering each other’s asses. The guy who owns the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (yes, THAT Stone Pony) said in this article that GW didn’t get permission to use pyro there. So have other club owners. And yet not one single loss of life until last night. And I’ve been to the Stone Pony. It’s just another dive club where someone famous happens to get his start. I wonder if he approached the media or the media approached him. Either way, it’s kind of ghoulish. But in the middle of all this finger-pointing, there are the victims. Close to a hundred dead and more missing. Among the missing is GW’s guitarist Ty Longley. Ty actually has his own website at TyLongley.com. A lot of fans and non-fans have signed the guestbook hoping for his safe return. But of course, the mutants have come out in full force. I won’t even attempt to repeat some of the sick shit they posted there but I hope those people eye’s burst for posting such crap.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their family and friends, Great White, and the family of Ty Longley. Hopefully, he will come home.
Actors promote virtual protest march:
I first saw this on E!. Actors Martin Sheen, Mike Farrel, and Janeane Garofalo are announced a “virtual” protest against the yet to happen war in Iraq. This is me acting like I virtually care. What the plan is on Feb, 26th they plan on jamming congress and the White House with faxes and e-mails in protest of the non-existent war. Isn’t that harassment?
Anyway, look at some of the names involved with this. Martin Sheen, a fine actor but he’ll protest anything. Janeane Garofalo, known liberal comedienne. Mike Farrel, this jackass pisses me off the most. He is also in favor of releasing convicted scumbag cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. Director Robert Greenwald who directed the cinematic masterpiece “Xanadu”. I mean who doesn’t have that on DVD?
In the article, actor Robert David Hall from CSI mentioned that the Pentagon has ordered 75,000 body bags. Janeane Garofalo also mentioned it on E!. Personally I’d like to know where they got this figure. I did extensive searching on the internet and the only thing I could find was this article about the company that makes body-bags. Quoting from the article…
Extra Packaging made an estimated 75,000 body bags last year…
Hmmm. Last year. And not for the Pentagon. First of all didn’t we only lose like 5 soldiers in Desert Storm?
Let me quote some celebrities…
“How is it that this debate has been twisted on its head, that somehow those that advocate peace and diplomacy are anti-American?” asked actress Janeane Garofalo. “Or those that advocate peace are anti-troops or pro-Saddam?”
Those who advocate a so-called peace are advocating turning a blind eye to the atrocities that have been committed in Iraq by its own leader. But hey I hear Saddam is really a nice guy. Just ask Sean Penn. Whatever.
Americans Just Say ‘Non’ to French Products:
This is a brilliant idea. I’m surprised I didn’t think of it sooner. I guess it’s because I don’t use any French products. Anyway, the article states that there is a groundswell in support of boycotting all French products for the country’s lack of support in the Iraq situation.
In my new home state of North Carolina, a restaurant has renamed french fries “freedom fries”. In my old home state of New Jersey, Republican Rep. James Saxton has called for a U.S. boycott of the Paris airshow. House Speaker Dennis Hastert wants to impose stricter health standards on bottled water coming from France.
The French, of course, aren’t taking this seriously. Let’s see who is laughing when your country’s economy is in la toilette. As one customer of the North Carolina eatery put it…
“On Sept. 11 if a plane had slammed into the Eiffel Tower I guarantee the French would’ve been on the phone to the Americans saying, ‘Please, we need help.’ It’s time for them to step up to the plate and help us.”
How true. So for now on, I’ll no longer be having French toast for breakfast. From now on I’ll be dining on “Surrender Toast”.
Tens of thousands in San Francisco say no to war:
Now I know I said I was going to quit but I can’t let this one go. I just don’t get it. Why aren’t these people protesting the deplorable human rights violations going on in Iraq? Why aren’t they pressuring Saddam Hussein to step down? I thought hippies were all about human rights. And according to the article, someone was even flying a French flag. Go figure. Here are some interesting quotes from the article.
“We are here to say, ‘Thank you, France, Thank you, Germany, Thank you, China’ and ‘Thank you, Sen. [Robert] Byrd,'” said David Harris, a founder of the draft-resistance movement during the Vietnam War.
And I’m supposed to listen to a known coward why???
Danny Glover was MC of the event. You know I used to have a feature here on my site called “The Punch in the Head Awards” given to celebrities whose egos have led them to believe that they’re actually useful members of society. I may have to bring it back just for Danny Glover. A quote from Mr. Glover…
“Nobody had ever associated the war on terrorism with Iraq until just recently,” Glover told a reporter. “Remember, the war on terrorism was with Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and everything else. … We have to make a statement about this by stopping this ongoing war.”
Sounds like someone wants to have their cake and eat it too. So its ok to bomb the crap out of al-Qaeda but leave that poor innocent defenseless Saddam Hussein alone? I don’t think so. We’re talking about a man who used poison gas on an entire village in his own country. He’s experimented with the gas on his own citizens. But all this is all about oil right? Whatever. Like I said the other day, let the blood be on your hands.
Exclusive to The Night Blogger. OK, not really. But anyway here is an eyewitness account of the protest.
Rallies in Europe, Asia on Day of Protest Against Iraq War:
I give up. No. Really. I’m sick of this. I guess the world has spoken. They want to leave Saddam Hussein in power. I say fine, leave him there. If the world wants to leave the Hitler of the Middle East in power then I say fine. Let them deal with the consequences. When Iraq starts invading other countries again and starts committing unspeakable acts against its own citizens or the citizens of other countries the US should just sit back and say..”Oh well, we warned you but you wouldn’t listen to us. Deal with it on your own.” Let the blood be on your hands.
Lincoln statue ignites Confederate passion:
Thanks to Tongue Tied for the link. I’ve talked about this before the crash happened. Anyway, it made the news again for some reason. The National Park Service wants to put a statue of Abraham Lincoln on a historic Civil War site in Richmond, Virginia. The problem is Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy, and some people still think it still is.
According to the article “confederate heritage” groups have their white hoods in a twist over the Lincoln statue being placed in Richmond. They compare it to an Osama Bin Laden statue being put in New York. Say what? First of all Lincoln didn’t crash a plane into a building full of thousands of people. Secondly, he won the war and freed the slaves. They should be able to put his statue anywhere they want.
A member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans had this to say…
“The Confederate states never forgave Lincoln for the harshness of the Union Army’s bloody march through the South, which left Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley devastated and Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., in cinders. The statue, he said, “is a not-so-subtle reminder of who won the war, and who our heroes should be.”
First of all the war ended roughly 140 years ago. Secondly, there is no Confederacy anymore. It ceased to exist the minute that Robert E. Lee surrendered. Basically, if you oppose a statue of Lincoln you might as well just come right out and say that you’re in favor of slavery. And don’t give me crap about the Civil War being about states’ rights. It was about SLAVERY. That states’ rights argument is just so people don’t think you’re actually in the Klan.
And speaking of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, if you’re forming a group like that why don’t you just from Sons of Nazi Veterans while you’re at it. They lost a war too. Get over it you dumb, ignorant, racist white trash, hicks.
“Mr. Perfect ” Curt Hennig found dead:
I’ve been watching Curt Hennig wrestle since his last days in the AWA. I remember him teaming with Scott Hall before he became Razor Ramon. Then he came to the WWF as a heel calling himself Mr. Perfect. That’s when I started rooting for bad guys.
One of the greatest matches I ever saw was at King of The Ring. I believe it was the final round match. It was Curt Hennig vs. Bret “The Hitman” Hart. This match blew away almost every match I had seen until then. As a matter of fact, I was watching that PPV with my then-girlfriend. She kept rooting for Bret Hart so much that I eventually had to put her in the sharpshooter. She was a little too plump for the Perfectplex.
I even got to see him live at a couple of house shows in Philly. Not only was he phenomenal on TV but he was even better live. I don’t remember who he wrestled. That’s how good he was.
But the unfortunate thing in all this was there were rumors that Curt Hennig partied hard. It was alleged that his partying was what lead to his being released by the WWE this past year. I seriously hope that’s not what caused his death but I’ll be surprised if it’s not. He also left behind a wife and children. My condolences go out to the Hennig family.