The Rowdy One

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Why 36% of Americans believe the government was behind 9/11

I think I now know why more than one-third of Americans have gone a little crack pot on us and believe that the U.S. government was involved in 9/11.

After repeatedly hearing about how good the show "24" is (even our pastor referenced it in a sermon), I finally caved and decided to give it a try. I started with season two; the plotline includes a whacked faction of inteligence within the government that permits a nuclear bomb to enter into the U.S. Take that plotline, and mix in the whacky websites touting U.S. government involvment, and you have a recipe for ... conspiracy theory.

So, the next logical question, of course, is ... what does TV's Danny Partridge think of this conspiracy theory? Well, wonder no more. Check out this on-the-spot interview hosted by a kook named John Conner, one of the smarmy dudes who is among those that believe the government was behind 9/11.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Censorship of Veggies being curbed at NBC

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer reported through the media recently that NBC has cut back on its editing God out of VeggieTales episodes. And, oddly, with no explanation back to Phil. This is probably a good thing since their initial explanation on why the cuts took place in the first place was a lie.

As of now, the last 5 episodes submitted will air in 2007 the way they were originally written. For you Veggie fans, that will include classics such as Madame Blueberry and King George and the Ducky.

Word has it NBC received more than half-a-million emails about the VeggieTales edits.

This shift by NBC comes on the heels of choosing not to air a mock-crucifixion during a Madonna music special, after multiple Christian groups flooded NBC and its affiliates with calls and emails. It's a shame there aren't people in NBC leadership that don't "get it" on their very own.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

The perfect gift for the your liberal nut friend's children

I thought for sure it was a joke when I first saw this book referenced on another site. But Why Mommy Is A Democrat is, sadly, oh so very real.

The book's website says the book intends to "bring to life the core values of the Democratic party in ways that young children will easily understand ... using plain and non-judgmental language." The 28-page paperback is fully illustrated, using "whimsical squirrels" (I'm not joking) to accompany the text.

The book's pearls of wisdom include:

Democrats make sure we share all our toys, just like Mommy does.

So do Communists. And in the very same way when it comes to managing the country's budget.

Democrats make sure we are always safe, just like Mommy does.

You mean by slashing all weapons and war expenses, repealing the Patriot Act, and stopping recruiting for the military on college campuses? Right on.

Democrats make sure children can go to school, just like Mommy does.

I guess a page saying: Democrats don't want Mommies and Daddies to have a choice in where they send their kids to school didn't sound as appealing.

The website only lists those three pages, but I'm sure they are all equally forthright and "non-judgmental" (which, when used here, must mean "lacking in truth").

Conspicuous by their absence from Why Mommy Is A Democrat were such pages as:

  • Democrats believe the people on the news because they're on TV, just like mommy does.
  • Democrats like spending other people's money, just like mommy does.
  • Democrats born into a low-income, government-run squirrel nest believe "the man" is always keeping them down, just like mommy does.
  • Democrats use schools to indoctrinate children in a collectivist mentality so it's easier to control them later, just like mommy does.
  • Democrats confuse a foreign policy of appeasement with that of safety, just like mommy does.
  • Democrats believe saving the earth is more important than saving babies, just like mommy does.
  • Democrats play politics with other people's safety, just like mommy does.
  • Democrats don't believe you should be allowed to take your religious beliefs to school with you, just like mommy doesn't.

Stand by for excerpts from the forthcoming sequel, "Why BOTH Your Mommies Are Democrats."

Source: Concepts for some of the "missing pages" were excerpted from:

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