Sunday, January 22, 2006
News Bits You Might Have Missed...
Osama Endorses a Book: Well, he mentioned a book in his latest audio release and sales soared. William Blum’s “Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower” was ranked 209,000 on Amazon.com’s sales list before bin Laden mentioned it in an audiotape released on Thursday. By Friday, the book was No. 30 on the Amazon.com list." (source) Now, do you on the left FINALLY see what we mean when we say you are helping the enemy with your rhetoric?! Osama is recommend people read books with your liberal message... Can this finally be your wake up call to stop aiding and abetting?! Well, it didn't work for author Blum; this is what he had to say:
"'I was glad. I knew it would help the book’s sales and I was not bothered by who it was coming from. “If he shares with me a deep dislike for the certain aspects of US foreign policy, then I’m not going to spurn any endorsement of the book by him. I think it’s good that he shares those views and I’m not turned off by that."
Belafonte at it Again: Now he's comparing the Homeland Security Department to Nazi Gestapo and the same old, same old Bush is a liar mantra. "We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended," Belafonte said in a speech to the annual meeting of the Arts Presenters Members Conference. "You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel" (source) I wonder if Belafonte (or any of these incessant bitchers) know even one person who has been effected by any of the security changes since 9/11. I doubt it.
Brokeback Mountain: Will not be shown in theaters for troops overseas. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) says that this is not due to the movie's content, but the fact that "first run" movies are usually not picked from the Independent studios. (Stars & Stripes)
Disney Caters to the Troops: "Shades of Green" is a 568 room resort in the middle of Disney World that offers big discounts to active and retired military members. "Since May, almost 1,000 soldiers returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan have stayed at Shades of Green. Troops returning from or preparing for duty there get an extra 30 percent off their room rate. "All the employees here are very aware that some of the guests here could go back and lose their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan," McCrindle said. "So, it's a sensitive time." (source)