Thursday, February 24, 2011

The most uncool acronym in law enforcement: SIU

From the Toronto Star: "Police forces across Ontario are thumbing their noses at the provincial agency that investigates cops, refusing to cooperate with or even respond to the Special Investigations Unit, documents obtained by the Toronto Star show.

"A trail of letters written by SIU director Ian Scott to the province's chiefs of police show his mounting frustration at not being able to hold officers accountable."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

GOP, you're doing it wrong

Georgia state Rep. Bobby Franklin is making headlines with his proposed "uterus police" idea.

According to Daily Kos, Rep. Franklin wants his uterus police "to investigate miscarriages, and [require] that any time a miscarriage occurs, whether in a hospital or without medical assistance, it must be reported and a fetal death certificate issued. If the cause of death is unknown, it must be investigated. If the woman can't tell how it happened, [then] those Uterus Police can ask family members and friends how it happened. Hospitals are required to keep records of anyone who has a spontaneous abortion and report it."

Monday, February 21, 2011

The last word on Dennis Taylor, Bedford Book Banner

There are more male babies born in the United States each year with three testicles, than there are adults who move to ban books in that country.

Book banners are edge cases -- so far at the fringe that you could fit every book banner in the country on Gilligan's Island, with room to spare.

So, when a book banner comes round the Hotdog Factory passing himself off as some ordinary person who's just looking out for the welfare of his kids, I say liar.

The Conversion of Bedford, New Hampshire

As it turned out, the City Council and mayor of Bedford, New Hampshire were as spineless as the city's school board administration.

So, when citizen activist, Dennis Taylor, showed up at the City Council meeting to argue that city garbage collection was unconstitutional, Mayor Shrimpton heaved a sigh and said, "Well, maybe you think you could do a better job?"

"I bet I could!" Dennis said.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Promise Keeper Camp 316

On the third day of his retreat at Promise Keeper Camp 316, someone had taken one of the Thad Vurman's Fruit Roll-ups.

This was yet another sign of the malaise Vurman's life had fallen in to since he married for the third time.

His previous two marriages ended -- according to Pastor Pat -- because Vurman had failed to establish suitable patriarchal dominance in his households. His kids had Facebook accounts, his first and second wives each had jobs and drove their own cars.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Lesson of Bedford NH

The lesson of Bedford, New Hampshire is this: If you don't like something, banish it.

Is there a book that makes you feel oogey inside -- not good oogey, but bad, weird oogey? Ban it.

Is there a country you don't like, or don't understand, where the people don't look like you and speak a weird language you don't understand? Invade it. Shock-and-awe it.

Book Banning in Bedford -- Knowledge, don't come around here no more

To Bedford Superintendent of Schools Tim Mayes:
I read with great alarm and more than a little revulsion Greg Kwasnik's article "Sex passage gets another book pulled in Bedford", regarding Aimee and Dennis Taylor's efforts to have Sara Gruen's novel Water for Elephants taken out of the school library -- on the heels of their "victory" in getting Nickel and Dimed removed from the library stacks.

Dennis Taylor Book Banner Responds to a Writer Who Criticizes Banning Books

From Dennis Taylor, book banner, Beford NH, after receiving the 1st Quarter Dick Cheney Award for Corporate Malevolence:
Thank you for your spineless analysis of my fight to prevent my children from reading pornography in Bedford, NH. Not only do I know that such reading is wrong for my son, I know that it is fundamentally morally wrong to give graphic descriptions of oral sex to fifteen year olds. Do you have a moral compass with regards to the age at which your child may read or see pornography? If you do not, you are nearly the equivalent of a child molester--someone who would sex up a child at any age. If you do have such a compass, you and I aare on the same page, but we may disagree as the age. As far as the award, I would like to speak to your group at the award ceremony and am willing to debate any of you at such an event.

Dennis Taylor
Bedford, NH
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You're welcome, Dennis.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

1st Quarter Dick Cheney Award for Corporate Malevolence Goes to New Hampshire Couple

Aimee and Dennis Taylor of Bedford, New Hampshire are the first quarter recipients of the Dick Cheney Award for Corporate Malevolence.

The Taylors are the notorious, self-deputized censors of Bedford NH, who successfully had the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich banned from their school's library because the author referred to Jesus Christ as "a wine-guzzling vagrant and socialist."

It seemed that a book telling the truth of what it's like to scrounge a living in America on minimum wage pricked the Taylor's devotion to Reaganomics, Mom and Apple Pie.

The Taylor's new target is the novel Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Obama's first manful act as president

Yesterday, President Obama perpetrated his first manful act as president when he garroted ex-president, George H.W. Bush, in front of witnesses at the White House.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

American preparedness and ingenuity during the Egyptian revolution

Obama's speech had the Egyptian people been crushed by the military and Mubarak remained in power

"You take on the bull, you get the horn. Clearly, these rioters were fomenting terrorism -- just look at how terrified they made Glenn Beck -- and sought to overthrow their lawfully serving dictator, who has been a steadfast friend in the region to the United States for the past 30 years.

Bible/Constitution-thumping GOP comes to Washington and wants to ... redefine "rape"

As with any political debate in America, the bizarre undertaking by Repugnicans to "redefine rape" is about money.

From Mother Jones:
[T]the 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,' a bill with 173 mostly Republican co-sponsors that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has dubbed a top priority in the new Congress, contains a provision that would rewrite the rules to limit drastically the definition of rape and incest in these cases.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The CRTC's vision of journalism in Canada after CRTC 2011-14

From the Globe & Mail: "A CRTC proposal that could make it easier to broadcast false or misleading news has prompted confusion and criticism among opposition MPs and consternation in at least one of the unions that represents Canadian journalists."

CRTC plan to lift ban on false news prompts political investigation

The game's on at Pedophile Park!

From The Windsor Star: "A convicted sex offender has bought the rights to have parts of Amherstburg's new recreation complex named after him.

"Jim Massen, an 80-year-old retired television and appliance repairman and farmer, donated $50,000 to the town's Rotary Club for the new Miracle League baseball diamond for disabled children. For that, the diamond's score clock will have his name on it."

Bristol Palin's plans for the future

From Bristol Palin's Abstinence Speech Canceled Due to WashU and Kate Walsh's Protest

"Bristol was scheduled to speak out about abstinence at the school, but after a small student uprising she’s been disinvited."

Donald Rumsfeld's Autobiography

Noted war criminal Donald Rumsfeld has published his long-awaited autobiography in which he dodges -- with the docile, lithe flexibility of a teenager or career liar -- any and all responsibility for his actions in government.

FTD's "The Revolutionary Bouquet"

Is a strategic, geopolitical partner on the verge of overthrow?

Are people rioting in the streets, calling for his head?

Egypt's leader, Hosni Mubarak -- considered a "family" friend to Hillary Clinton and a chum to Dick Cheney -- is facing just such a situation.

What is America to do?

Support the hated leader? Act against the Egyptian people who are seeking more freedom? Or, let Mubarak sink into the muck?

FTD has taken the guesswork out of these awkward social moments.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Comments to CRTC's call for comments re: CRTC 2011-77

Telecom Notices of Consultation Open for Comment

The Internet is not a utility.

Light users of the Internet ARE NOT subsidizing heavy users.

The earth is round and revolves around the sun.

These are truisms not even a corporate lawyer or lobbyist can dispute.

Yet, these are things about which the CRTC apparently has no knowledge.

Monday, February 07, 2011

New international symbol added to visual lexicon

The International Organization for Standardization announced today that it was designating the business suit as the International Symbol of the Son-of-a-Bitch.

"For the last 75 years, the business suit has come to represent greed, avarice, deceit, obfucscation, war-mongering, spiritual bankruptcy and general Dick Chenery," said Move Jargon, of the IOS communications wing. "Therefore, the IOS in its capacity for designing, recognizing and otherwise designating international symbols recognized around the world, that the suit from this day forward indicate to all who see it: here there be sons of bitches."

The Internationa Order of Suit Wearers were quick to denounce the IOS's decision, saying, "The business suit as we know it has always been and will remain dapper!"

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Santa Claus Brings Order to Bill O'Reilly

From LA Times Blogs: "Bill O'Reilly ... has been the butt of a thousand jokes after confronting an atheist on his show with irrefutable evidence of the existence of God--using as his evidence the fact that the tides come in and the tides go out."

What the lamestream media is not reporting is that Bill O'Reilly also still believes in Santa Claus.

It seems incredible that a full grown adult -- a broadcast journalist, no less -- could hold such a belief, but Inside the Hotdog Factory is happy to scoop everyone else on this story.

If there's one thing everyone knows about Bill O'Reilly it's that he's a guy who looks for the source of order in a system.

To the CRTC and proposal 2011-14: Canada needs MORE truth in its news, not less

To the CRTC regarding its proposal to "ease" the ban on publishing or broadcasting false or misleading news in Canada:

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-14 calls for "easing" the ban on the broadcasting or publishing false and misleading news in Canada.

What kind of gaggle of compromised, corrupt fools would even consider such an idea?

"We don't have a monopoly on wisdom" - Highlights from Konrad von Finckenstein's testimony before the Commons

Tuesday, February 01, 2011