Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Say, "I'm sorry", like you mean it.

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Indigo Red Demands Apology From Don Imus

Don Imus called the Rutger University women's basketball team, the Lady Scarlet Knights, "nappy headed 'hos". The women have demanded an apology because they say they are not "nappy headed 'hos".

Well, let me just say that I am not a nappy headed 'ho, either. And I want an apology.

To be accurate here, I should say that during the broadcast of the Don Imus show in question, an off-camera voice was heard to call the team "some hardcore hos." Not one to be beaten at being disgusting, Imus chimed in with, "That's some nappy-headed hos there, I'm gonna tell you that now."

Speaking of the Tennessee players, Imus said, "they all look cute. At that point another disembodied off-camera voice says the game was a match-up between "jiggaboos vs. wannabes." Jiggaboos. Why didn't he just add pickaninny, spade, golliwog, nigra, jungle-bunny, spearchucker, and so many, many other more colorful terms used to degrade an entire group of people. And if the theory of evolution is correct, then I, a white European, would be a 3,764,628th generation African.

So let me say it again. I am not a nappy headed ho and I want an apology just like the Rutgers University women's basketball team.

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Johnson Wants Apology From Edwards

Monty Johnson is a good ol'boy who owns a gun, has a sign saying "Go Rudy Giuliani 2008" that John and Elizabeth Edwards see every time they pull into their driveway, and he's a guy who doesn't hold a grudge. He says he harbors no ill feelings toward the Edwardses for calling him a "rabid, rabid Republican". He does drive a Ford F-350 "just like George Bush's" and he's proud to a Republican. But after Elizabeth called his property "slummy", well, that was too much. Johnson wants an apology.

I think she owes me an apology. And I won't feel right until I get it. If this is how they treat people in the White House, America is in for a helluva time.

Well, Monty. Good luck with that. Elizabeth Edwards has cancer, you know. That makes her a more sympathetic character than a gun-toting, truck-drivin', good poor ol'boy Republican. She's also alot richer than common folk; she doesn't have to apologize when she insults the vulgar citizen to whom her husband must appeal for votes.

The News&Observer

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Adult Stem Cells Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Adult stem cells have been used to treat Type 1 diabetes patients. Thirteen of fifteen patients have been successfully treated. The results show that hundreds of thousands of diabetics can be freed from multiple daily needle injections of insulin and go on to live normal lives.

Type 1 diabetes patients must give themselves regular insulin injections to control blood-sugar levels. Failure to do so can result in death. People with type 1 are unable to produce the insulin hormone naturally because an auto-immune disorder which destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. By extracting stem cells from the patient, suppressing the immune system with chemotherapy to eliminate the white blood cells attacking the beta cells, and then re-introducing the stem cells, a new immune system is created.

Using the patients own stem cells eliminates the danger of rejection in most cases. Of the 15 patients treated in the study, 14 patients were insulin-free for varying periods of time following the treatment. Eleven quit using insulin right after the stem cell transfusion and haven't used synthetic insulin since. Two subjects required insulin for 12 to 20 months after treatment; the one patient who went 12 months relapsed after a viral infection.

This is remarkable progress for the use of adult stem cells. This particular treatment is by far not a cure, but it does represent a giant leap toward a cure. And that cure may be only five to eight years away.

Life giving research and treatments brought to you by Western Civilization, Science and Medicine.

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Quizical Headline

CNN International News wrote this headline:

Turkish police quiz hijacking suspect

Do the Turkish Police penalize for spelling errors? Was the hijacker allowed to review the material before the quiz? Or was this a pop quiz? Do the police grade on a curve?

CNN doesn't explain and enquiring minds want to know. Is this another case of biased liberal reporting?

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Faye Turney Says Ta-Ta to Ahmadinejad

Faye Turney flummoxed a "shallow" Ahmadinejad, she told The Sun. Turney, the only woman in the group of 15 Royal Sailors and Marines kidnapped by the Iranian tyrant, was quickly the face of the hostages. She wrote the letters and spoke the words that were dictated. She did so because she was ordered by her commanding officer, Captain Air, and because Turney wanted to see her three year old daughter grow-up. Turney was in constant fear of being shot to death by her captors.

Of the 15 hostages who were met by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at their departure, only Turney's remarks were not broadcast by the ever anxious Iranian press for supportive soundbites. Why weren't her words broadcast? Well, helpless little mommy Faye Turney proved to Iran's midget tyrant that she is anything but helpless and giving Ahmadinejad a valuable life lesson - never get between a mother and her child.

GUTSY Faye Turney turned the tables on Iranian tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he freed her in front of TV cameras — making him SQUIRM.

She was the first of the 15 hostages ushered forward during the cynical stunt in the madman’s own Tehran palace garden.

As Faye stood in front of bearded Ahmadinejad he asked her through a translator: “How is your daughter?”

Faye fumed in response: “I don’t know, Mr President, I haven’t seen her for 13 days — remember?”

The Islamic fanatic stuttered: “Oh yes. But haven’t you been allowed a phone call to her?”

Faye replied: “No I most certainly have not”.

Taken aback by her forthright response, Ahmadinejad was momentarily lost for words. Red-faced, he then muttered: “Er, well, good luck in your life and your future”.

And with that he nervously signalled to flunkies to move Faye on so he could meet the next hostage.

An aide then gave her a children’s doll as the president’s personal present for her only child Molly, three.

Faye said of Ahmadinejad: “He looked really embarrassed and didn’t know what to do.”

She has nothing but scorn for the tyrant whose brutal underlings stripped her to her knickers, threw her in a freezing cell and made her believe she would be killed.

Faye continued: “My feeling was he’d started to regret taking us, and he was trying to say to us, ‘No hard feelings, guys’.

“To me, that just defined the sort of man he is — shallow."
Many people have criticized the Royal Sailors and Marines for their acquiescent behavior, especially Faye Turney for her letter writing. They complied to the degree advised by the commanding officer as best they could without revealing secrets or operation information. Faye Turney, being the only woman, and being singled out by the pirates for special propaganda use,did a superb job knowing she may never see her child again. She chose to continue to provide a better world for her child and her country. Her parting words are proof enough of the worth of women in the defense of country, freedom, and right.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Candidate Edwards Forces Poor Man from Family Home

John Edwards, the former next Vice President of the United States, is forcing a poor man from hearth and home. The Edwards neighbor, Monty Johnson, owns the property next to the Edwards extravagant "28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres" which houses an "indoor basketball court, an indoor handball court and an indoor pool, is valued at $5.3 million".

Elizabeth Edwards - she's got cancer - calls the neighbor a "rabid, rabid Republican" and his property "slummy". She says she has never met the Monty Johnson, but, "I wouldn't be nice to him, anyway." Monty Johnson owns a gun with which he has used to defend his home that his family has owned since the Great Depression. He "...scares the business out of me," said Liz (who has cancer.)

Monty Johnson lives on a budget and doesn't have the millions of dollars available to the Edwards estate to fix up his 42-acre property. At 55 years, Mr Johnson is being forced to move because the monstrous Edwards castle has raised property taxes so high Monty Johnson can't pay.

Johnson "thought he was supposed to be for the poor people. But does he ever socialize with any poor people? He doesn't speak to me." Mr. Johnson says he's leaving not only because the Edwards mansion has raised taxes, but because "I don't want to live somewhere where someone's always complaining about me."

In the meantime, John Edwards has gone off to a Caribbean island. There was another guy, also a presidential hopeful who ran off to a Caribbean island during a presidential campaign. Oh yes, Gary Hart. Something about 'Monkey Business' and a bimbo named Donna Rice.

Nevertheless, we must not judge and must be fair to the Edwards family. John Edwards is a viable candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America. According to the Democrat leadership, after the eight years of the Bush Administration, we need a President who will be a good neighbor, one not afraid the meet and talk with those who live near and far. This planet is the only home we have and we all must get along.

When we all go to the polls to vote, let us remember to "Vote for me, John Edwards. My wife has cancer." As for the poor people, let then eat cake.

Charlotte Observer

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