Well Thank God!

I think I speak for most everyone in the blogosphere when I say, thank God, Verne Troyer, (aka “Mini me”) has put a temporary stop on distribution of that sex tape featuring him and his ex-girlfriend:

The celebrity Web site TMZ posted a G-rated (yet still disturbing) 25-second snippet of the video last week, but pulled the clip down Friday evening after federal judge Philip Gutierrez granted a temporary restraining order requested by Troyer’s attorneys.

The ruling also prevents any attempt by a porn distributor from taking orders for the full 50-minute vid, and keeps TMZ from broadcasting any more clips. Troyer’s suit also seeks $20 million in damages and the return of all copies of the tape.

Kudos to Judge Gutierre for that excellent ruling. If I saw one more picture of him and his tongue with that woman….blechhh!

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

Peta Spokesman: Jessica Simpson “Doesn’t Have A Right To Eat What She Wants”

And that is a direct quote. Don’t tell me that conservatives are the ones with the fascist impulses. It’s the far left with their constant attacks on everything Americans enjoy, and hold dear, who are the fascists.

Animal rights protesters have launched a series of angry campaigns against A-list carnivores. They are shifting their focus from celebrities who wear fur to others who encourage the “exploitation” of animals by eating them. In its latest campaign, Peta – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which became infamous for dousing fur-wearers in red paint – has launched an attack on the singer Jessica Simpson.

Ms Simpson was singled out for ridicule after she was spotted wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Real Girls Eat Meat”, believed to be a light-hearted dig at her boyfriend Tony Romo’s vegetarian ex-girlfriend, Carrie Underwood.

Now listen to this genius:

Alistair Currie, a spokesman for Peta, said: “Jessica Simpson might have a right to wear what she wants, but she doesn’t have a right to eat what she wants – eating meat is about suffering and death. Some people feel like they are standing up against a tide of political correctness when they make a statement like this – what she is really doing is standing up for the status quo.”

The animal rights group doctored a photo of Ms Simpson to read “Only Stupid Girls Eat Meat”, and listed “five reasons only stupid girls eat meat”.

Found here:

You know what? I have to beg to differ. Stupid isn’t enjoying nature’s bounty as God intended. Stupid is openly telling someone she doesn’t have a right to eat something she most explicitly does have a right to eat.

Kudos to Jessica Simpson for being a politically incorrect rarity in Hollywood. Kid’s got chutzpa.

Hat tip: Babalu Blog

Obama Cultists Embrace Hussein

The guy in the middle reminds me of somebody…...Chase, is that you????

(Photo by Kirk Irwin for The New York Times)

Hundreds of his devotees have been adopting his middle name, Hussein, to show solidarity with their Messiah.

The result is a group of unlikely-sounding Husseins: Jewish and Catholic, Hispanic and Asian and Italian-American, from Jaime Hussein Alvarez of Washington, D.C., to Kelly Hussein Crowley of Norman, Okla., to Sarah Beth Hussein Frumkin of Chicago.

Jeff Strabone of Brooklyn now signs credit card receipts with his newly assumed middle name, while Dan O’Maley of Washington, D.C., jiggered his e-mail account so his name would appear as “D. Hussein O’Maley.” Alex Enderle made the switch online along with several other Obama volunteers from Columbus, Ohio, and now friends greet him that way in person, too.

The NYT’s helpfully points out:

Mr. Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim.

Yeah….let’s see…Trinity United Church If Christ, right? Reverend Wright, Pastor? Thanks for reminding me.

Hussein is a family name inherited from a Kenyan father he barely knew, who was born a Muslim and died an atheist. But the name has become a political liability. Some critics on cable television talk shows dwell on it, while others, on blogs or in e-mail messages, use it to falsely assert that Mr. Obama is a Muslim or, more fantastically, a terrorist.

Apparently, Obama was born a Muslim too, but of course, we’re not supposed to mention that.

But the name has become a political liability. Some critics on cable television talk shows dwell on it, while others, on blogs or in e-mail messages, use it to falsely assert that Mr. Obama is a Muslim or, more fantastically, a terrorist.

“I am sick of Republicans pronouncing Barack Obama’s name like it was some sort of cuss word,” Mr. Strabone wrote in a manifesto titled “We Are All Hussein” that he posted on his own blog and on dailykos.com.

It’s true, many Repubs, (and Clinton Dems) do like to taunt him about that. Personally, I don’t bother with his middle name. It isn’t necessary. There are many more legitimate ways to make the case against him.

One woman, with the white-bread name, Ashley Holmes, changed her name online, “to show how little meaning ‘Hussein’ really has.”

But of course, words do have meanings, and in Ashley’s case, it means she’s a true blue Obamiac.

Giant Penis Penetrates Graduation Ceremony

Meet 19 year old Calvin Morett whose sole motive was, “he thought it would be funny”:

(Yes, that’s silly string he’s spraying at the orchestra.)

Saratoga Springs Police Sgt. Sean Briscoe said:

Morett allegedly interrupted the Saratoga Springs High School graduation by marching across SPAC’s stage in an inflatable 6-foot penis costume while diplomas were being given out.

Allegedly??? Come on, it looks like a clear cut case of a guy dressed as a giant penis disrupting a graduation ceremony, to me. Of course, as James Hart at Crime Scene KC noted, “if you’re dressed as a penis, you’re going to be disruptive no matter where you go”.

Morett was ticketed for disorderly conduct, a violation, and will face the charges in City Court on Tuesday, Briscoe said.

Morett graduated from Saratoga Springs High School last year. He tried to streak away from law enforcement, but could not.

“Once I stopped laughing, he was pretty easy to catch because he was tripping on the lower portion of the costume,” said Briscoe, who made the arrest.

I imagine there were some pretty upset grandparents in the audience who were not laughing.

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

Picture by John Carl D’Annibale / Times Union

UPDATE: (July 17):

The “giant dork” has been ordered by a judge to write an apology to the city:

The judge has also ordered Morett to pay to have the apology published in a local newspaper, pay court fees and perform 24 hours of community service.

UPDATE (July 18):

The long awaited video, right here.

Another Deranged Tour: An Amnesty INTL GITMO Cell Replica Hits The Road

(Is a waterboarding demonstration too much to as for?)

Add this to the BDS tour bus which is also currently criss-crossing the countryside, and all I can say is the feverish dementia that is being displayed by some on the left these days, is becoming positively scary:

Amnesty International is currently touring the country with a life-sized replica of a maximum security prison cell at Guantánamo Bay. But critics say the cell, which is an attempt to call attention to alleged human rights abuses at the camp, is missing basic amenities provided to prisoners.

The 7×10-foot cell, on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., lacks amenities like bedding, toiletries and a copy of the Koran, and it has nothing to illustrate that regular meals are served to inmates three times a day.

Here’s a standard GITMO prison cell with standard issue items provided each prisoner (not shown in Amnesty INTL display):

Are ordinary Americans heading out to the ballpark, the beach, or a backyard BBQ, who happen to run into this thing, supposed to give a rat’s ass how small a terrorist’s prison cell is? Are we supposed to care that these unrepentant terrorist thugs, captured on the battlefield, haven’t been given due process through the courts? Cause I sure as hell, don’t.

…Charles “Cully” Stimson, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, lashed out against Amnesty’s campaign, calling it a “complete fraud in misrepresenting the condition of detention at Gitmo today.”

They are just perpetuating a tired, old lie,” Stimson told FOXNews.com. He said that Amnesty’s description of conditions at the prison differs significantly from other accounts detailing the treatment of detainees over the last six years.

He pointed out that many detainees “enjoy more than 10 hours a day of recreation time at Guantánamo, which is more than any prisoner in any prison in the United States.”

“The cells at Gitmo are the same size and the same design as those throughout the United States,” he said. “And the Federal Bureau of Prisons has gone to the prison over the years and if we asked them to do it again they would certify those facilities as compliant with the standards for American jails and prisons.”

“Amnesty should be ashamed of itself, but they’re not,” he said.

No of course they’re not. I wonder why they won’t do a similar kind of tour in a country like Iran, for instance, and “raise awareness” about the conditions of their famous Evin Prison. Oh, sure they may issue the occasional tepid outcry at the abuses they hear about from a safe distance, but you’d think an outfit called Amnesty INTERNATIONAL would spend more time protesting in countries that are truly guilty of gross human rights abuses OF ITS OWN CITIZENS.

Amnesty-USA’s media relations director Sharon Sing told FOXNews.com that critics like Stimson are missing the point by focusing on the amenities, which Sing described as “comfort items.”

The purpose of the display, Sing said, is to protest “the U.S. government’s detention of people without charge or trial for six years.”

Of course the Supreme Court just guaranteed the lot of them their day in court, so that’s really a moot point.

It makes you wonder if this is just more BDS inspired theatrics…

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers, who has a few choice words for “The traveling Circus Of Douchebaggery”.

UPDATE:

John from This Ain’t Hell took the Guantanamo Cell Tour at the National Mall in Washington DC, and took lot’s of pictures, as well as video. As I suspected, it fell flat with ordinary Americans.


Another Bleg: This Time For The Victims Of Terrorism

Alice H wants to get the word out about this worthy cause: Blogress Gila, from My Shrapnel (out of Jerusalem) is participating in the Wheels of Love Charity Bike Ride to benefit Alyn Hospital:

Alyn Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Hospital – a private non-profit hospital – is one of the world’s leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of infants, children and adolescents – regardless of religion or ethnic origin – affiliated with a broad range of physical disabilities.

About Gila, from My Shrapnel:

I am, of course, neither sad, nor heroic nor particularly victimized. What I am is an “ordinary Joe” who was seriously injured six years ago in a suicide bombing while waiting for a bus at the Machane Yehuda open air market in Jerusalem.

If you can, please help her raise some money for other victims of terror.