Monday, June 30, 2008

Juliette and The Licks-"American Boy"


A Few of Mac-Same's Flip-Flops

Oh Puke!

From Think Progress

Southern Baptist scholar says spousal abuse stems from wife’s refusal to submit to husbands.

Bruce Ware — a Southern Baptist scholar – argued that one reason that men abuse their wives is because women rebel against their husband’s God-given authority:

And husbands on their parts, because they’re sinners, now respond to that threat to their authority either by being abusive, which is of course one of the ways men can respond when their authority is challenged - -or, more commonly, to become passive, acquiescent, and simply not asserting the leadership they ought to as men in their homes and in churches,” Ware said from the pulpit of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Helpless Weekend With C S N &Y with Joni

Seven Words to Remember


Political Cartoon of the Week

Assholes of the Week


Sens. Craig and Vitter team up to co-sponsor Marriage Protection Amendment.

Larry Craig and David Vitter — “two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual activity” — have named themselves as co-sponsors of S.J. Res. 43, the Marriage Protection Amendment. If passed, the bill would amend the Constitution to declare that marriage “shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.”

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson


A Must See Documentary

A Picture Worth A Thousand Words

A McCain Supreme Court: Seven Ways It Could Change America

From Think Progress

1. Taking away the Right to Choose.

2. Slowing the Fight Against Global Warming.

3. Reducing Government’s Ability to Protect Our Water and Air.

4. Eroding Voting Rights.

5. Weakening Civil Rights.

6. Reducing Access to the Courts and Undermining the Rule of Law.

7. Allowing Extreme Applications of the Death Penalty.

Land of the Free?

From The Poorman

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

* No right to privacy in constitution, though search and seizure protections exist in 4th Amendment; case law on government searches has considered new technology
* No comprehensive privacy law, many sectoral laws; though tort of privacy
* FTC continues to give inadequate attention to privacy issues, though issued self-regulating privacy guidelines on advertising in 2007
* State-level data breach legislation has proven to be useful in identifying faults in security
* REAL-ID and biometric identification programs continue to spread without adequate oversight, research, and funding structures
* Extensive data-sharing programs across federal government and with private sector
* Spreading use of CCTV
* Congress approved presidential program of spying on foreign communications over U.S. networks, e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.; and now considering immunity for telephone companies, while government claims secrecy, thus barring any legal action
* No data retention law as yet, but equally no data protection law
* World leading in border surveillance, mandating trans-border data flows
* Weak protections of financial and medical privacy; plans spread for ‘rings of steel’ around cities to monitor movements of individuals
* Democratic safeguards tend to be strong but new Congress and political dynamics show that immigration and terrorism continue to leave politicians scared and without principle
* Lack of action on data breach legislation on the federal level while REAL-ID is still compelled upon states has shown that states can make informed decisions
* Recent news regarding FBI biometric database raises particular concerns as this could lead to the largest database of biometrics around the world that is not protected by strong privacy law

Monday, June 23, 2008

R.I.P. George Carlin


Friday, June 20, 2008

A Summer Solstice Ritual


Outline

1. Cleansing

2. Cast Circle

3. Quarter Calls

4. Invoke Lord and Lady/Oldones

5. Symbolic Great Rite

6. Magick

7. Simple Feast

8. Dismiss Quarters

9. Close Circle


Cleansing: Burn incense, spreading the smoke. Sprinkle water



Circle Cast: By My Will, By My Right and By My Word I cast this circle on this Night To Protect from All Negative Energy.

I charge this circle to draw only the most positive energy to help me with my rite.

I cast this circle as a sacred space between the worlds. A place of Perfect Love and

Perfect Trust.

So Mote It Be



Quarter Calls

East/Air: I Call You Hawk in flight and powers of the Air. Welcome to my Rite.

I bid you, Come!


South/Fire: I Call You Dragon of all fiery might. Welcome to my Rite.

I bid you, Come!


West/Water : I call you Silkie, mystic woman of the seas. Welcome to my Rite.

I bid you, Come!


North/Earth : I call you Wolf, of claw and fang. Welcome to my Rite.

I bid you, Come!


Old Ones/ Spirit :I call the Kindred People

The Sidhe, The Fae Ones

with eyes bright as stars and clear laughing voices

Guardians of the Spiral Path

Keepers of the Land

Come for the Bond That is yet Unbroken

Come for the Sake of Kinship

For I remember thee and call to thee still

Come!


Invoke the Goddess

(Light the Goddess candle and say)

By the Power of the One,

The Source of All Creation

Danu, Lady of the Moon

Be Here Now

We are Blessed with your Presence

So Mote It Be!


Invoke The God

(Light the God Candle and say)

Horned Warrior of the Sun

Lugh, Lord of Creation

Old One, Guide me in this Rite

Be here now!

Bless this Place, and this Time

So Mote it Be!


Invoke Spirit (Faerie)

(Light the Spirit candle and say)

Ancient Ones, Old Ones

Rulers of the Elemental Realms

You who are with me

Bless this Place and this Time

So Mote It Be


The Symbolic Great Rite

As the God is to the Blade, The Goddess is to the Cup


Magick

Write down on a piece of paper what you wish for the world. Peace, healing, etc. and then burn it asking the Lord and Lady to help me heal the earth, country and the peoples of the earth so that I may build a more stable environment for the future of myself and The Children of The World.

Lugh, God of the Standing Stones, Send Dragons to the Wind to tell the universe of my spells and prayers.



By All that is Right:

By All that is Just:

I send thee, Oh Hawks and Wolfs, Guardians of the World out around the world to protect all from harm. I send a White Dove to Heal, Enlighten and Bring Peace to All.

To All that hear me, Know this Well – The Earth is protected by the Powers of Wolfs and Hawks. This is a warning to all who wish to do harm. All that you do that is harmful shall be negated and neutralized and you shall act against Mother Earth no more.

SO MOTE IT BE!!!!


Simple Feast

Blessing of Grain (bread or cookies)

God, We ask you to Bless this Grain

It is of your Body we Partake.

Blessing of Wine ( wine or juice)

Goddess, we ask you to bless this wine

It is of your Blood we Partake.

May You Never hunger.

Pass the wine and say

May You Never Thirst


God, Goddess, Spirit Candles are extinguished one at a time.

Thanking them for attending the circle.

Quarters Released Starting with Spirit (reverse order in which they were called

Remembering to face each direction.

Example:

Wolf, we thank you for attending my rite.

Go if you will, stay if you must.

We bid you farewell for now

So mote It be.

Close the circle.

Rock'in the Weekend with Neil Young


Neil Young - Rockin In A Free World

Political Cartoon of the Week

Assholes of the Week

A few weeks ago I heard the same thing from some right wing idiot on Paltalk. Have spent a lot of time in Alaska during my time in the Army and hunting Caribou (I got two), I know the following story is pure Bullshit. Don't they ever wonder how the Caribou kept warm before the Pipeline?

From Think Progress

Bachmann: Alaska’s Caribou Will Love Oil Drilling ‘Because Of The Warmth Of The Pipeline’

During a radio interview on Wednesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attempted to argue that drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) would be beneficial for Arctic wildlife. Bachmann claimed that drilling would cause not only an “enhancement of wildlife expansion,” but that the area around oil pipelines would also “become a meeting ground and ‘coffee klatch‘ for caribou”:

“Some suggestions are that perhaps we would see an enhancement of wildlife expansion because of the warmth of the pipeline,” she said. […] The pipeline has now become a meeting ground and “coffee klatch” for the caribou, she said.

Bachmann is not alone among conservatives in pushing this narrative of drilling being good for caribou. Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show last week that “the caribou have multiplied ’cause they like the warmth that surrounds the pipeline.” On Tuesday night, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg made a similar argument on Fox News:

GOLDBERG: People don’t realize that at Prudhoe Bay, where they have been drilling for 30 years, the central Arctic caribou herd has increased fivefold since they started drilling up there. Some people say it’s because they get to hide from the bugs. It’s a little easier for them. But people say it’s because of the lack of hunting. But it is not dangerous to the caribou up there.

Science, however, tells a different tale. Though the Central Arctic herd in Prudhoe Bay has grown, the Porcupine caribou in the Arctic refuge are “very different.” Wildlife biologists say drilling proponents are making an “oversimplified” argument when they tout Prudhoe Bay to justify disrupting the much larger Porcupine herd in the refuge:

Although the same animals, the two herds are very different. The Porcupine herd migrates over a much larger range, an arduous journey that takes its toll on the herd. Scientists also believe the Central Artic herd, a much smaller herd, has access to several acceptable calving grounds. The Porcupine herd has fewer alternatives and the herd has suffered declines in years when deep snow cover made it difficult to reach its preferred calving grounds on Alaska’s coastal plain.

Far from becoming a meeting ground, surveys have shown that the Central Arctic “caribou reduced their use of the more heavily developed Prudhoe Bay oil fields by 78 percent, and their east-west movements declined by 90 percent.” “As surface development continues, the caribou are effectively crowded out of these areas,” said Ray Cameron, a wildlife biologist who studied caribou for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “They’ve decided it’s not the place to be.”

Studies have also found that pipeline construction near caribou calving and summering areas can lead to “greater calf mortality” and the “reduction of the population.”

Pat Garofalo

Thursday, June 19, 2008

HBO Films: Recount Trailer


This is a Must see movie about the 2000 Election

New Obama Ad "Country I Love"

Report: Global Warming Has Changed Our Weather — Worse Heat Waves, Floods, Hurricanes, Storms To Come

Today, the federal government has released a report that assembles this knowledge in stark and unequivocal terms. “Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate,” by the multi-agency U.S. Climate Change Science Program with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the lead, warns that changes in extreme weather are “among the most serious challenges to society” in dealing with global warming. After reporting that heat waves, severe rainfall, and intense hurricanes have been on the rise — all linked to manmade global warming — the authors deliver this warning about the future:

In the future, with continued global warming, heat waves and heavy downpours are very likely to further increase in frequency and intensity. Substantial areas of North America are likely to have more frequent droughts of greater severity. Hurricane wind speeds, rainfall intensity, and storm surge levels are likely to increase. The strongest cold season storms are likely to become more frequent, with stronger winds and more extreme wave heights.

From the accompanying brochure comes this chart summarizing the findings:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Remembering Tim Russert


Saturday, June 14, 2008

I'm Voting Republican - Political Humor


Punk Saturday with Anti-Flag


Hymn for the Dead Anti-Flag

Asshole of the Week

Fox News is this weeks Asshole for using the Racist Term Baby Mama (Unmarried Black Mother). I do believe Michelle is married to Barack Obama.

Political Cartoon of the Week



Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Another Attack on Blogs

from Think Progress

Boehner blames ‘left-wing bloggers’ for impeachment efforts.


On Monday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President Bush. Today, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) dismissed the call for impeachment as the efforts of “left-wing bloggers“:

This is just another example of the Democratic leadership in the House indulging trivial and silly conspiracy theories from left-wing bloggers, rather than working with Republicans to deal with the real issues facing the American people.

But impeachment is more popular than Boehner would like to admit. A July 2007 poll found that 46 percent of voters in favor beginning impeachment proceedings against President Bush. Furthermore, a 2005 poll said 42 percent of voters say that “if it is found that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should hold him accountable through impeachment.”

UpdateThe AP reports that in a 251-166 vote, "House members dispatched the measure to a committee on Wednesday - a procedure often used to kill legislation."

John Cusack on the military industrial complex


John Cusack Gives the Bush-McCain Challenge


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

BLUE BALLED


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Kucinich Presents 35 Articles Of Impeachment Against Bush


Monday, June 9, 2008

They Lied


Gas Hits $4 a Gallon; Bush “Hadn’t Heard That”

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Funny STNG Bloopers


How bout another Tracy song


talking about a revolution

Saturday Changes with Tracy Chapman


Political Cartoon of the Week



Asshole of the Week


Friday, June 6, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Penguins' dream season ends in 3-2 loss to Detroit

Just like that, it's over. No more comebacks, no more sacrifices, no more hockey parties for this season, no seventh game in Detroit.

A playoff run by the Penguins that had the city madly in love with its hockey team ended abruptly last night with a 3-2 loss. And the Red Wings, who have won more NHL titles than any U.S. team, hoisted the Stanley Cup on the Mellon Arena ice and sipped champagne in the aftermath.

"I'm almost speechless right now," said Penguins coach Michel Therrien. "When you're that close, it is really tough. We got beat by a quality team. They were tough to play against. The hockey gods were not on our side tonight. It hurts. You could feel the pain. But I'm proud of our guys. They grew up really quickly in the last two years."

Despite being pumped up by the home crowd, the Penguins never led. Goals by Evgeni Malkin and Marian Hossa had the Penguins back in the game, but a furious charge in the waning seconds failed to produce the goal needed to tie.

"We fought till the bitter end," said winning goalie Chris Osgood. "We always have to make it interesting, but we don't panic."

In the end, a fluke goal provided the winning margin. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who was called the "savior" by Sidney Crosby for stopping 55 shots in the triple overtime game Monday, initially made a stop on a shot by Henrik Zetterberg, who was named the MVP of the final round. But the puck dribbled behind the goalie, and he inadvertently knocked it into his own net.

While the Penguins fell short of their goal, the crowd saluted their team with chants of "Let's Go Pens," and they also chanted Fleury's name. In return, the players saluted their fans by raising their sticks after the traditional handshakes with the Red Wings. So while there were players with broken noses and broken bones, their hearts were bruised but not broken.

The marathon of the hockey season began nine months ago in training camp and resulted in a division title for the Penguins. Three rounds of playoffs produced an Eastern Conference title and a berth in the finals, electrifying a city that sorely wanted the third NHL title in franchise history.

The Penguins lost the final two games on home ice after winning their first nine games of the playoffs. They had not lost consecutive games at home since Feb. 23-24.

For public relations purposes, Sidney Crosby is marketed as the face of the NHL because of his star power. But Ryan Malone is the new face of Pittsburgh hockey because his nose looked as if it had taken a series of punches from a heavyweight like Joe Louis, the prizefighter whose name adorns the Detroit arena. Already playing with a broken nose, he took a puck to the face in the previous game and bled profusely, but he kept on playing and was throwing his body around last night.

"We've got guys who would go through a brick wall for each other," Malone said. But it wasn't enough as Detroit's Niklas Lidstrom became the first European captain of a winning team to accept the Cup.

The Penguins had their team motto written on a T-shirt that says, "Sacrifice." The word is also printed in Russian, Finnish, French, Czech and Slovak -- some of the nationalities on their roster -- but the sacrifices weren't enough.

With their stable of young stars, the Penguins have attracted national attention for coming this far this fast. Just three seasons ago, they finished last in the NHL's Eastern Conference. Now they are one win away from hoisting the Cup.

Among those who have noticed is Barry Melrose, a former NHL coach and analyst for ESPN. After the Penguins bounced back from two shutout losses to win their first game of the series, Melrose said: "I'm a hockey analyst, but after the first period of that game, I became a fan. This is the hottest franchise in the NHL right now. I love watching Pittsburgh. They're the most entertaining team to watch in the NHL. You can't help but like to watch them."

Even the visitors from Detroit, a.k.a. Hockeytown, have been impressed with how enthusiastically the city has embraced the Penguins.

"Mario and his group keeping the team here, and the new rink coming, and the marquee names they have to sell a franchise, it's a great situation. And people are excited about their team," Mike Babcock said. "It's great to see them back."

Wes Arnold, 20, of Monongahela, and Devin Frank, of Wexford, were among the 3,000 or so fans who gathered to watch the game on the television screen outside Mellon Arena.

"It was a great season," Mr. Arnold said as they headed toward their car. "They gave it all they had. It's sad, but we have a lot of stars coming back next year. We're set for next year."

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Letter to a so called friend Rant #2

I did not ban you
You can still comment and I will watch yours just like I watch the others
You don't have to preach to me
I guess you forgot who your talking to when it comes to spirituality
And when it comes to killing others in the name of God the US is doing a good job of it
Didn't Bush call this a Crusade?
I guess you don't understand about other countries customs and laws yet?
Do I find most of them demeaning to women?
Sure I do.
Do I find public hangings and maiming for law breakers in Saudi - Arabia (Bush's Buddies) Horrible
You Bet I do
But it's their laws and their customs. We have NO RIGHT to tell other countries to change.
Who the Fuck are we?

Did you know in the Jewish Religion (Orthodox) women have very few rights (in the US and Israel)
Following their customs.
Women have to keep their heads covered at all times (they wear wigs)
Have to walk 10 feet behind a man.
Not allowed to pray with men and have to sit in a separate section in synagogue.
If a Jewish women marries a Non Jewish man, the family sits Shiva
(thats what Jews do when someone dies, She is dead to her family)
and there are more rules and customs I have forgotten about.
Did you ever wonder why I left the Jewish religion?
Well now you know part of it.

I have had a Spirit Guide for many years.
We have survived!
Abuse by my Parents
Drugging by the mental health system.
(when they put me on Halidol, the nurse said we are sorry we took your ability to astral project and other spiritual stuff (they couldnt understand) away from you)
LMFAO, that 1st night on that drug, I flew to my safe place in the astral
They did take away my ability to program my dreams and write poetry for a short while.
Probably cause of shock treatment.

So when you wrote me all those mean things about me being depressed and hateful
How did you think I was going to react?
You sounded just like those who tried to kill me and my spirit guide
I am Angry, nothing wrong with Righteous Anger if you funnel it right.
My blog is the way I funnel my Anger
At the men who are destroying the Earth
At those who always think that this country is right no matter what.
I don't live in the past or future.
I live in the Now!

Many years ago
My Spirit Guide gave me a message
And the Message was This
There will be a time when your country will have to make a choice
There are two ways to go.
Ether become part of the Evil that we fight in the Astral
or become part of the Light.
Things will start to become more unbalanced if the US decides to follow the dark.
You must strive for balance cause there can be no light with out darkness
You wouldn't know what dark is without the light.

Just remember this. My God and Goddess aren't Vengeful
Another reason why I left all those Abrahamic Religions
I can try to understand and celebrate others peoples beliefs and customs
If I don't I become like the evil ones, the fanatics
And there are fanatics in all religions and countries.

I remember after 9 11 when I was on Paltalk.
All the hate against Islam and Muslims
From people who had never read the Q'uran
Who went to fanatical websites
and posted lies in the rooms.
From People who never heard of Islam before 9 11
and now the hate against Iraq and Iran
who had nothing to do with 9 11
I learned a little from my Muslim friends
and stood with them to fight these lies.
I still stand with them.

Please don't push your stuff on me.
I don't have a hateful heart
I am not depressed
I do not need to change my way of thinking
Stop trying to manipulate me
I see your game

'60s Psychedelia Artist Alton Kelley Passes Away


Petaluma, CA - Sunday, June 1, 2008] Legendary artist Alton Kelley created a graphic style that rocked the world beginning in the psychedelic Sixties. His concert posters, logo designs, LP album covers, and fine art have forevermore defined that time. Kelley, born June 17, 1940, passed away peacefully at home June 1st of complications from a long illness.

Through his mind-expanding creativity and over several decades, Kelley gave rock music new colors, shapes, and themes expressing the optimism and enthusiasm of young people around the globe. His graphics defined youth culture as much as the music itself-in effect his art was a break-through collaboration with musicians and bands such as the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. As Joel Selvin, rock critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, put it, “Kelley and Mouse drew the first face on rock music."

Kelley and his life-long collaborator Stanley Mouse are best known for their posters for “San Francisco style" dance-concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland arena, the Fillmore West, the Avalon Ballroom, and a host of other Bay Area theaters and amphitheaters. They also created world-renowned posters and album covers for the Grateful Dead, Journey, Steve Miller, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and others.

Game 6 tonight - Highlights of Game 5 Go Penguins!


From the Post-Gazette
By Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penguins bloodied, but definitely not beaten

They bled. They sweated. They battled. They sacrificed.

And, above all, they survived.

So did their dream: The one being held together with sutures and dried blood and sheer will, the one the Penguins will take into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final against Detroit at 8:08 p.m. today at Mellon Arena.

That series, in which the Red Wings hold a 3-2 advantage, is still in session only because the Penguins refused to accept otherwise, prolonging it by virtue of a 4-3, triple-overtime victory in Game 5 at Detroit.

Right winger Petr Sykora made certain that Game 6 would be necessary by beating Detroit goalie Chris Osgood from the right dot at 9:57 of the third sudden-death overtime -- or 12:51 a.m. yesterday, if you're keeping time at home -- to end the fifth-longest game in Cup final history.

Sykora put the exclamation point on a performance that, regardless of how the series plays out, will rank among the most inspired -- and inspiring -- in franchise history.

But the Penguins didn't win only because Sykora found a way to score his first goal in nine games.

They won because:

• Max Talbot pushed the game past regulation by scoring 34.3 seconds before the Red Wings were supposed to begin celebrating their 11th Cup.

• Marc-Andre Fleury found a way to reject 55 shots, including a left-skate stop on Mikael Samuelsson that rivals any big-game save made by a Penguins goalie.

• An underrated defense corps found a way to overcome the absence of its cornerstone, Sergei Gonchar, who missed about half the game with an apparent back injury before coming back to assist on Sykora's winning goal.

• Ryan Malone didn't think that having a Hal Gill slap shot slam off his already-broken nose was reason to skip more than a shift or two.

• Brooks Orpik put his body in front of 10 shots and threw it into at least five Red Wings.

• Evgeni Malkin showed a few flashes that suggested he might be morphing into, well, Evgeni Malkin.

• Ryan Whitney, after a mostly forgettable season, turned in 50 minutes and 46 seconds of excellence in what might prove to be his coming-of-age performance as an elite defenseman.

And the Penguins won because so many gave so much for so long.

"Everybody chipped in," Sykora said, "and we came up with a huge win."

Which, the way the Penguins saw it, was the least they could expect from one another.

"What can you do?" defenseman Rob Scuderi said. "You're trying to save your season. You suck it up -- suck it up for the guys around you -- and try to give yourself a chance."

History, it should be noted, doesn't give the Penguins much of a chance. Only one team, the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, has won a Stanley Cup after losing three of the first four games in the final.

"We know the situation, that we can't lose a game," winger Jarkko Ruutu said. "It's as simple as that."

Competing with an opponent as talented and fast and deep as the Red Wings is an imposing challenge under any circumstance. Doing it with a diluted lineup would be even more daunting.

Coach Michel Therrien said he is optimistic that Gonchar will be able to play tonight and that "I'll be really surprised" if Malone isn't in the lineup, although he was scheduled to have X-rays yesterday.

While the Penguins appreciated Gonchar's refusal to leave the game for good, they seemed almost in awe of the way Malone reacted to a significant facial injury the way most people would a paper cut.

"What he's doing out there, and what he's sacrificing, is unbelievable," center Sidney Crosby said.

That's a reasonable assessment, considering Malone said he had no choice but to breathe through his mouth -- not necessarily the preferred means of oxygen intake -- and that, in the waning seconds of the third period, he didn't hesitate to throw himself in front of a shot to thwart a scoring chance for Detroit.

"I tried [to block the shot]," Malone said. "I don't know if it hit me or not."

Didn't matter. What counted was his willingness to do whatever was needed to keep his team alive. That's a mind-set that could serve the Penguins well when they try to keep their season alive again in Game 6.

"This is our last game in Pittsburgh," Therrien said. "And we're going to have to really make sure it's going to be pretty special."

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

One of the Greatest Games Ever

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save on a shot from the Detroit Red Wings during game five of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 2, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)


Pittsburgh Penguins forward Maxime Talbot (25) scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood (30) during the closing seconds of the third period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup hockey finals in Detroit, Monday, June 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Game had everything. Hard Hits, Gonchar gets hit, slams head first in to the boards and doesn't come back until the final play of the game that sets up the game winner in the 3rd overtime period. Malone stopped a puck with his face earlier, he already had a broken nose from the 1st game, sucks it up and never misses a beat. The Red Wing fans were crying "bring us the cup" till Maxime Talbot scored with 34 seconds left in regulation. Sykora gets the game winner. Most of all it was Marc-Andre Fleury who stopped 55 shots on goal (thats unheard of) and made some of the greatest saves. Penguins still down 3-2 in games. Pens play here in Pittsburgh Wednesday night. It's gonna go 7 games folks.


Monday, June 2, 2008

R.I.P. Bo Diddley


(CNN) -- Bo Diddley, the musical pioneer whose songs, such as "Who Do You Love?" and "Bo Diddley," melded rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll through a distinctive thumping beat, has died. He was 79.

Diddley died Monday, surrounded by family and loved ones at his home in Archer, Florida, a family spokeswoman said.

The cause was heart failure, his family said.

The world-renowned guitarist's signature beat -- usually played on an equally distinctive rectangular-bodied guitar -- laid the foundation for rock 'n' roll, and became so identified with him that it became known as the "Bo Diddley" beat. It was unlike anything else heard in pop music.

Creature Feature: Peregrine falcon

A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Feature from the National Aviary.





Ari Fleischer Attacks Scott McClellan


Iraq: One Winter Soldier's Tale


In the spring of 2008, a conference was held on the outskirts of Washington, DC. Entitled Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan, it harkened back to the Winter Soldier testimonies held three decades ago during the Vietnam War. Of the testimonies we filmed, this one, by Iraq War vet Jon Michael Turner, was the most compelling and intense.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Who are the Terrorists?

  1. 119 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 982 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000
2. 1,053 Israelis and at least 4,789 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000.

3. 6,845 Israelis and 32,569 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000

4. Israel has been targeted by at least 65 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by none.

5. Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 10,756 Palestinians
are imprisoned by Israel.

6. The Israeli unemployment rate is 9%, while the Palestinian unemployment is 40%.

7. Israel currently has 223 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land.

Stats from If Americans Only Knew