Monday, July 31, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Friend

Now I know Jimmy Carter is buddy-buddy with Hugo Chavez, but it is beyond me that we let this guy go around running his mouth. I guess we get the majority of our oil from him.

sorry, I don't know how to post this as a link.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

25 Years Ago on This Date...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Rock and Roll.

And below are a few of the first videos played. Amazing how they used to play music on music television. Who would have thought.

Talking Heads
The Police
Phil Collins

Friday, July 28, 2006

Message from Dubya

Believe it or not, the President of the Free World emailed me the other day. Here is what he had to say:

Dear Tc,

Republicans have a record of dealing with some serious economic times during my presidency. We have had a recession, a stock market collapse, terrorist attacks, corporate scandals and major natural disasters.

Because Republicans acted and had an economic recovery plan, we have created strong economic growth and nearly 5.3 million new jobs in the last two and half years; the national unemployment rate has dropped to 4.6% -- that is lower than the average rate of the 1960s, 1970s, the 1980s and the 1990s; productivity is up and household net worth is at an all-time high.

Republicans understand that by cutting taxes people will have more of their own money to save, spend and invest as they see fit, not as the government wants. So our Party and GOP members of the U.S. Congress stood squarely for tax relief for everybody who pays taxes.

We have a lot of work to do to make sure America remains a prosperous country, so that every single citizen can realize the great promise of America.

That is why your support as a Sustaining Member of the Republican National Committee is vital to our Party's success in the 2006 mid-term elections.

Tc, nothing threatens our hard-won reforms and economic prosperity more than a Democrat victory this November.

Today, many Democrats want the tax relief we passed to expire in a few years. Some even want to repeal it now.

The Democrat Party has a clear record when it comes to taxes.

In 2001, more than 71% of the congressional Democrats voted against cutting income tax rates. More than 90% of the Congressional Democrats voted against a bill that provided tax relief for married couples.

More than 71% of Democrats voted against a bill that would have put the death tax on the road to extinction. More than 71% of Democrats voted against a bill that doubled the child credit. In 2003, more than 96% of the Congressional Democrats voted against cutting taxes on dividends and capital gains.

And recently, during the budget debate, Democrats used the occasion to call for $173 billion in tax hikes and fee increases.

The difference is clear: if you want the government in your pocket, vote Democrat. If you want to keep more of your hard-earned money, vote Republican.

Republicans have the right ideas to keep our economy growing strong. The first thing is to make the tax cuts permanent.

Republicans are also working to cut the deficit. The best way to reduce the deficit is to keep pro-growth economic policies in place, and be wise about how we spend your money -- which is exactly what Republicans are doing in Washington. We are on our way to cut the deficit in half by 2009.

But to do that, Tc, we must re-elect Republican majorities to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

Our GOP candidates need your support. Please send a contribution of $100, $50 or $25 to the RNC today to help elect more Republicans in 2006. You can make your donation on the RNC's secure website at

We have made remarkable progress enacting our bold, responsible agenda for America in the last five and a half years. Working together, we can continue to keep our nation moving forward to greater peace, prosperity and security.


George W. Bush

P.S. Tc, the 2006 elections will be close. Your support is critical to providing the resources our Republican candidates need to win. Please visit this secure website to send the RNC a special contribution of $100, $50 or $25 today. Thank you.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Take it off!

Check out this girl. She's kinda cute. Too bad she's a 17 year-old, gun-toting carjacker. Not to mention, she's a lousy driver.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Lamar Owens Acquitted of Rape...

but guilty of lesser charges: It's on under the college football tab, I can't get the link to work.

This was a terrible situation, but I do take the stance that this girl was setting Lamar up.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Dubya Readies The Veto Pen (Finally)

The Senate passed a bill today lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The proposal, for those of you who don't know, would pour millions of tax dollars into a field of medical research that is very promising for victims of incurable diseases. One small problem: the process requires the destruction of human embryos.

One Maryland Democrat said the following: "This is the kind of issue that voters use to distinguish members who are beholden to the far right...Every family in America is touched by someone who could benefit" from embryonic stem cell research."

He's right on both counts. The vast majority of Americans support this proposal. Nancy Reagan supports it. Most of our fellow bloggers here probably support it. Plus, my sister is a diabetic, and my grandma has alzheimer's. But still, for me this remains a no-brainer. I'm totally against it. I guess this makes me a far right-winger. But the way I see it, you either believe life begins at conception, or you don't. And if you believe that human life begins at conception, like I do, then creating human lives for the sole purpose of destroying them is inherently evil and wrong. Even if this seems like a "gray area," as it does to many, I think it still always makes sense to err on the side of life.

Anyway, I look forward to debating Ryan, Tim, and pretty much the rest of the world on this one.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Go Israel, Go!!

In case you haven't heard yet, World War III is now officially underway in the Middle East.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Tybee denies Chu's building project

Scott M. Larson - Savannah Morning News

The idea of a 14-unit subdivision between the beach and Butler Avenue died Thursday by the hand of Tybee City Council.

For now.

Businessman and developer Bobby Chu vowed to fight again - after he consults his attorney.

"This is by no means over," he said.

The property is one of the last significant pieces of land between Butler and the beach. The only structure on the land is a historic "Tybee raised cottage."
The property is 1.52 acres, according to Chatham County records.

Chu was seeking a variance to build a slightly bigger road through the development and to build past the city's jurisdiction line. The line stops short of the dunes and beach and Chu proposed building four houses past the line.

A month ago council sent the plan back to the Tybee Island Planning Commission to figure out if the council could grant a variance to the city's jurisdiction line.

Some in the crowd lambasted Chu, saying he was only seeking the variance in order to build more houses, including two right up on the sand dunes of the beach. If the development was forced to be built inside the city limits, Chu could lose those four houses from his plan, he said.
And that would not justify the cost of the property, which he didn't disclose.

"It's not about greed. This is the American way, capitalism," he said. "If you like socialism, I think China has a better way. I just got back from there."

He also noted that two lots on Butler Avenue would never be allowed to be built on, saving some large oak trees.

Councilman Paul Wolff made the motion to deny the variance requests. He said a developer could build fewer houses and still make a profit.

"I think this is overkill," he said.

Councilwoman Wanda Doyle voted against Wolff's motion. Councilman Eddie Crone, because he works at a Chu's convenience store, recused himself, although City Attorney Bubba Hughes stated that there was no conflict.

In other business:
Developers seeking to build residences on the Lazaretto Creek pulled the petition from the Tybee City Council's agenda Thursday.

Many on the island are opposed to building residences in the "Maritime District." It is the area on the island where the shrimp boats dock and the first thing visitors see as they get to the island.

City staff said the petition would come back next month.

Friday, July 14, 2006

3 Quality Pop Songs of Summer '06

What is going on? For years now, the only pop music on the radio was either ghetto noise like Destiny's Child (who hide their mediocre singing voices under muddy production), or bleepy, sampled non-music like Black Eyed Peas or Gwen Stefani. All of the sudden, though, the market is flooded with well-written, original, and high-effort pop songs.

1. Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous. Awesome beat and music, great lyrics and singing, 80s style chorus. Plus, it's completely different than the song she's most known for.

2. Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man. I don't know if that's the song title, but it's the one she performed at the Mtv Movie Awards. It's got a throwback sound, and there's nothing trendy about. It just proves the point that this type of music is timeless and will never sound dated. I've always hated her, so things are looking up. And she can really sing.

3. Justin Timberlake - SexyBack. I have the most investment in this one, since I still claim that his Justified album is the best pop album since Thriller. Justified was full of real instrumentation and had songs that didn't sound like anything that had been on popular radio for a very long time. This song sounds completely different than his other stuff, and at first I hated it. But now I see how much effort he is putting into doing something unique within the limits of radio. This is what it would sound like if Radiohead wanted to make dance music. Weird vocal effects, weird beat, weird everything. But in the end it is still a dance song.

Yeah, all these songs "suck" because they're not The Beatles or The Four Supreme Sensational Tops. I get it. But I want to know if you think these are good pop songs, not something you would buy.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Hippie Ann Coulter
This is an interview with Ann Coulter about the Grateful Dead. It's a lot of hippie Grateful Dead talk, but there are a few lines in there that are worth the read. My favorite is when she is referring to a Deadhead friend of hers: "He's so far out there he practices this weird, freaky ritual known as commerce.”

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


As some of you witnessed on Sunday, I was tricked into getting a citation for having glass on the beach at Tybee. I just called to find out the grand total of the fine, and it comes out to a whopping $87.50. As was agreed to after the ponytail having douchebag left, we were going to split up the ticket between those who contributed to drinking from said glass bottles. Please fess up and help me pay for this, as I seriously don't have $87.50 to foot the bill with. Post a comment or send me a message to help remedy this as soon as possible. Thanks.