Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I have returned the Atlanta Film Festival Blimp

In a choice between jail and returning the blimp I decided to graciously give back the blimp to the Atlanta Film Festival. One of my so called "friends" that was involved with me turned us all in.

I am prouid of what I did and I'm not scared of jail, but if I went I would not be able to continue the good work I'm doing with this blog.

I want to thank everyone that supported my actions and I'm still asking everyone to continue the boycott on the film. Blood Car.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Illegitimate Births Among Immigrants

President Bush and others argue that immigrants have a stronger commitment to traditional family values than do native-born Americans. However, a new analysis of birth records by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that about one-third of births to both immigrants and natives are now to unmarried parents. Illegitimate children are at higher risk for social problems, and the risk may be even greater for those with immigrant parents because they need strong families to adjust to life in America.

The full report, entitled ‘Illegitimate Nation: An Examination of Out-of-Wedlock Births Among Immigrants and Natives,’ is available at

Monday, April 23, 2007

“Assault” Weapon Ban Re-introduced in House

The Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007 has been introduced in the House by Rep. McCarthy, a democrat.

Call your Congressmen and tell them to vote "HELL NO".

Also, call and let Rep. McCarthy know how you feel about her attempt to subvert the Second Amendment.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Atlanta Film Festival Blimp - It's Mine Now!

Since the Atlanta Film Festival is showing the film "Blood Car" which has an anti-war "Blood for Oil" theme (from what I've heard) I'm considering them the enemy.

So We did what the Army trained me to do. We did a raid and seized their flag!!!

Actually we seized their advertising blimp that was flying above the Brewster's Ice Cream shop. The ladder on the side of the building has a pad locked shield, but we were able to scale the walls.

I'm willing to return the blimp, which I consider to be mine now, if the festival will shut down the showing of the film.

Here is a video of us taking the blimp. If you don't do me this small favor it's the last time you will see it.

[The two guys at the beginning of the film are not with my group. They came from the bar next door to help. He's trying to get down off the roof by jumping to the railing]

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thousands Show Up For A Support Our Troops Rally!!!

Caledonia resident, Jerry Burke entered The Astor Theatre lobby April 21 for a “Support Our Troops Rally” in Liverpool gripping a photograph of his son, Corp. Gerald Selig and his wife, Chantelle. “I wouldn’t miss this for the world,” he said. His son recently returned home from Afghanistan, he explained to be with his wife and baby daughter, Madelaine. He is stationed at CFB Petawawa.

In fact, the rally, organized by Mayor John Leefe, councillors and staff from the Region of Queens, legion members from Liverpool and Caledonia, and other volunteers was attended by hundreds of family members, Queens Co. residents, veterans, legion members and others from across the province to the point where it appeared the crowd was overflowing into the streets from the historic building.

Members of the Halifax Military Family Resource Centre also attended.
The event was held to honour Canada’s troops and RCMP and municipal police personnel serving overseas and at home. The RCMP Pipe Band and Mersey Band provided the music while children from throughout the county decorated the theatre with coloured drawings and letters.

Padre Robert Coote started out the event with, “Let us pray for this good land of Canada and the freedom we enjoy.” He also prayed for peace and the individuals serving overseas.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

How to Send a Post Card to a Soilder

When I was in Iraq, cards and letters, even from strangers really kept me going.

Here's an easy way to make a soilders day.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

20-Year-Old Republican Website Owner Sued by Former Democrat Senator

20-Year-Old Republican Website Owner Sued by Former Democrat Senator

In May, former Sen. James Abourezk (D-SD) filed a $5 million lawsuit against a website operator who included him among a group of "traitors." The website,, lampoons liberals from the entertainment industry and politics who have been vocal in their opposition to the war in Iraq or critical of President George W. Bush.

Some of the others on the list are Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as well as actors George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, and Janeane Garafalo and the country music group, the Dixie Chicks.

While the website disclaimer states that the list is a parody and is not to be taken seriously, Abourezk claims that he has been defamed. In his lawsuit he states that's statement "is intended to injure" his standing in the community.

The operator of the website is Mike Marino, a 20-year-old web designer from suburban Philadelphia. He believes that Abourezk's lawsuit against is without merit.
"This is clearly a first amendment issue," Marino told Talon News.

While Marino is concerned about the legal ramifications of the lawsuit, he feels the need to stand up for the constitutional principle of free speech.

"The Internet is a new medium, where ordinary individuals have the greatest opportunity to make their voices heard," Marino said. "Lawsuits like this will have a chilling effect on free expression."

The president said he created the website, because he "disagreed with the protestors and celebrities who were voicing opposition to the war in Iraq," and wanted "to make sport of their arguments."

"I also thought President Bush deserved to be defended against such criticism," Marino added.
When asked how Abourezk came to be on the "traitor" list, Marino explained, "These are the signers of the famous 'Not in Our Name' petition against the war. He was alphabetically at the top of the list." also has a "patriot" list that includes actor James Woods, comedian Dennis Miller, and musician Toby Keith as well as talk show hosts Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly.

This week, filed a motion in U.S. District Court to dismiss Abourezk's lawsuit. The motion cites a long line of federal court rulings protecting free speech.
Both Congress and the courts have affirmatively recognized the unique and growing importance of Internet speech.

In the Communications Decency Act, Congress recognized the "threat that tort-based lawsuits pose to freedom of speech in the new and burgeoning Internet medium" and sought to protect the "vast democratic forums of the Internet."

The argument to dismiss is based on first amendment precedents beginning with Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes' dissent in Abrams v. United States in which he objected to the imprisonment of individuals protesting American involvement in World War I.
Additionally, the Supreme Court has already held that use of words like "traitor" are "merely rhetorical hyperbole" and therefore not actionable.

Abourezk's libel suit brings more attention to the controversial former Senator.
"I don't care what they say about me as long as they spell my name right," Abourezk told a South Dakota newspaper.

Abourezk served only one term in the 1970s, but gained distinction for calling then-President Jimmy Carter a "liar" on the Senate floor in 1977. The Washington Post reported that after Vice President Walter Mondale broke a tie on a piece of legislation, the South Dakota senator, feeling betrayed, "immediately cried treason."

Abourezk left the Senate and later founded the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He recently called on Arabs to "intensify their move to explain their points of view to the American public which is dominated by the Israeli media machine."

Abourezk holds himself out as a champion of free speech. In 1988, Abourezk criticized a member of a Washington, DC transit board for advocating removal of political advertising from the Metro system.
In his book, "Advise & Dissent: Memoirs of South Dakota and the U.S. Senate," Abourezk relates a controversy over attempts to disinvite him to a speech in Denver because he was not sufficiently pro-Israel. In his speech, according to Abourezk's book, he made a "blistering attack on the Israeli lobby for its efforts to stifle free speech."

Abourezk told the Denver press: "Well, I can see that there are some supporters of Israel out there. Now let's see if anybody in Denver supports the right of free speech."

The second-generation Lebanese-American seemingly has no problem exercising his first amendment rights. In 2002, Abourezk praised the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah and the "positive role it was playing in Lebanon."

"[Hezbollah] was like the tool that forced the 'Israelis' to withdraw," Abourezk said.
Also last year, Abourezk suggested that the solution to Israel's terrorism problem would be to "get the hell out of the occupied territories."

"It's not a wonder there are suicide bombers, it's a wonder there aren't many more," Abourezk said.

The former senator made a trip to Baghdad in September 2002 to meet Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz. Abourezk said that a U.S. attack on Iraq would be "immoral."
Abourezk maintains a friendly relationship with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, whom he describes as "a very smart, charming guy." He also represented Ayatollah Khomeni's Islamic Republic of Iran in a $56 billion lawsuit against the deposed Shah.

Abourezk sued National Geographic magazine claiming they improperly acquired his original photographs. He also filed a suit against the Reagan administration to allow the Sandanista Interior Minister into the United States. Abourezk took New York Air to court for false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress for not letting him off a plane that was delayed three hours on the tarmac.