Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Patton for the Modern Time

If Gen. George Patton were alive today, what would he say about the current GWOT? Well, through the miracle of modern technology, let's find out. This is done very well and is just right on target.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Nuttier than a fruitcake

Ok, this is one more example of the lunacy that these "global warming" weird-o's will display. Now Elizabeth Edwards, wife of "the Breck Girl", John Edwards, is saying she will give up tangerines unless they are grown locally to help "stop Blowhard Smarming". She will "sacrifice" not eating tangerines if they are transported in by trucks or trains I guess. However, I bet she will substitute tangerines with Fruit cake. This is from Ben Smith's blog over at

The politics of global warming got very concrete, and oddly difficult,

In a meeting with local environmentalists in the coastal town of McClellanville today, where Elizabeth Edwards raised in passing the importance of relying on locally-grown fruit.
"We've been moving back to 'buy local,'" Mrs. Edwards said, outlining a trade policy that "acknowledges the carbon footprint" of transporting fruit.

"I live in North Carolina. I'll probably never eat a tangerine again," she said, speaking of a time when the fruit is reaches the price that it "needs" to be.

Edwards had talked about "sacrifice," at the meeting, but Elizabeth's suggestion illustrated just how difficult it is to sell the specifics of sacrifice.

Asked about her comment immediately after the event, Edwards avoided the question twice, then said he isn't sure.
"Would I add to the price of food?" he asked. "I'd have to think about that."

UPDATE: Just to be clear, he's not talking about a food tax. The basic point is that any plan that imposes new costs on carbon emissions is going to make anything that's transported long distances with fossil fuels cost more. It is, in a way, a moment of clarity in this debate.

Show of hands, which Democratic candidates are hypocrites?

From yesterday's Youtube "debate" (really more of a circle jerk than anything). These are the the so-called "vanguard" politicians that would have you believe the sham that is "Blowhard Smarming", aka Global Warming. Now the debate itself was a joke, but if these people are so concerned about climate change, why do they think they are somehow entitled to lecture us about "carbon emissions"? Watch this video and see what is asked. I think you could have asked "how many of you here are hypocrites?" of course, seeing as how not one of these people would know the truth if it hit them in the head, I guess it's not surprising.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dennis Miller Rocks

This needs no explanation.

Another Loony 9.11 Conspiracy

I have heard and seen a lot of conspiracy theories about 9.11, from the makers of "Loose Change" and Rosie O'Donnell, but this one takes the cake. Actor Lorenzo Lamas went on The 1/2 news show to give his theory on what really happened on 9.11. I wonder what he is smoking? LOL

Good ad for Hillary

This is from Fox's "1/2 hour news show". It's pretty funny. Laura Ingraham is the "doctor" and I just think this is great. Click on the pic to play.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Kerry: No Bloodbath In Vietnam After US Redeployment

John Kerry showing his stupidity once again. I guess what's the sense of being a moron if you don't prove it once in a while. I guess the whole vietnamese boat people thing was just a bunch of S. Vietnamese people wanting to take an extended vacation from the war. Not to mention all the stuff that happened in Cambodia and Laos after the US pulled out. Yeah, this guy is a moron.

From; Sen. John Kerry said during a C-Span appearance that fears of a bloodbath after the US withdrawal from Vietnam never materialized. He says he's met survivors of the "reeducation camps" who are thriving in modern Vietnam. An award-winning investigation by the Orange County Register concludes that at least 165,000 people perished in the camps.What else would you expect those vietnamese to say Lurch? I mean, they're still in Vietnam! not exactly a democratic bastion of freedom now is it?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Some thoughts

As I come off a 140 hour run at work, I haven't had much time to really post anything, I just had some thoughts that I would like to post...

Bill Maher is an idiot. And not funny in my opinion.

Michael Moore is also an idiot.

If I have to switch another "Coming to America" with Victoria Beckham or another episode of "Age of Love", I am going to Frag somebody. "Singing Bee" and "America's got Talent" are bad enough, but I have to draw the line somewhere.

I saw a story where some Brits want to remove Winston Churchill from School Textbooks.

Big mistake.

Just what we need, another European country with a bunch of pussies.

Al Gore & Madonna and the rest of the "blowhard smarming" crowd are idiots too.

Along those lines, Sean Hannity had one of his 5 Freedom concerts last week that did people more good than anything "Fool Aid" ever did. The goal of the concerts is to raise money for college scholarships and other things for the children of Fallen and wounded military people. This is for real and not for some made up hype that the Blowhard smarming crowd think is a crisis. All you have to do to know that mother nature is bigger than we could ever hope to be is to walk outside and watch a lightning and thunder show with a little rain like that which happened earlier tonight here in Phoenix. And, all of the Freedom concerts have been sold out, which of course, you won't hear on the MSM.

Bill Maher is still an idiot as is Michael Moore

I love the rain, it's so nice to feel and hear rain, watch lightning and hear the thunder.

I get a day off tomorrow, so I can catch up on some things I need to catch up on.

and sleep.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


More Hyprocrisy from "Fool Aid"

From James Hirsen at the Left Coast Report;

Madonna’s Earth Jump Remedy

Madonna may have struck a chord at one time with her song “Papa Don’t Preach,” but apparently the pleading lyrics weren’t enough to stop the Material Mama from doing some preaching of her own at the Live Earth concert.

After thanking Al Gore “for giving the world the wake-up call it so badly needs and for starting an avalanche of awareness that we are running out of time,” Madonna expressed hope that the concerts were not merely entertainment but about “starting a revolution around the world.”

Then the pop star emeritus revealed the way she was inspired to counter climate change, saying, “If you want to save the planet, I want you to start jumping up and down!”

She went on to simulate sex with a guitar and amplifier.

Despite her being in lecture mode, Madonna failed to mention that she has invested in some of the biggest corporate polluting companies in the world. She also stayed mum about her collection of energy consuming cars, private jets, and massive mansions.

As Fox News recently reported, the singer has invested about $2.7 million in companies that are contributing to the so-called destruction Live Earth warned about.

And according to John Buckley of Carbon Footprint, Madonna’s annual carbon emission count is 1,018 tons — about 92 times the 11 tons that an average person uses per year.

That’s a lot to be jumpy about.

This says a lot

From my sister Laurie who lives in Ohio. She sent me this and I thought what a great picture and how true it is. With all the concern now about terrorism, the new fascism, it's interesting how our "allies", countries we liberated in WWII (France and Germany) and ones we helped to defeat Hitler, Russia, seem to think that the Iraqi front in the War on Terror is not their "cup of tea". So, this picture of an American Soldier says a lot. Look at the black patch below his American Flag and read what it says. The flags below are in descending order; Russia, Germany and France. And the black patch? it says "doing the work of..."

Nice and how true it is.

Monday, July 9, 2007


Kay Parnell, passed away on July 4. at 4:00 AM. Married 44 years to husband Tom. Sober 40 years in A.A. Thats a lot of fours. Won the Presidents Cup in golf at Villa De Paz in 1983. Hope there is room in heaven for some of her drives. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday July 11 at 7:00 PM at Greer-Wilson Funeral Home 5921 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ

Kay was married to one of the nicest guys I ever met, Tommy. Tommy worked at Channel 12 for years retiring some 4 years ago. Tommy is obviously older, but the youngest "old man" I ever met, forever young as they say. I pray that he will be okay, and I know he will. Tommy is such a great guy and Kay was such a delightful person to know. Married 44 years and 40 years sober. That is no small feat. I wish only the best for Tommy and I hope that Kay gets to play golf in Heaven.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Fool Aid

Well, the day has finally arrived. They are having an event for "blowhard smarming" inspired by no less than Al Bore and for all the chicken littles out there. We will be running the concert for all 3 hours of Primetime tonight. It's funny to think that these people somehow think that having a concert is going to have any effect on their crisis du-jour, "Blowhard Smarming". The Daily Mail has a very good article about this farce. These people are arrogant and self-absorbed. This is not about "saving the planet", it's more about trying to assuage false guilt for something they really have no control over. Years from now people will look back at these whackos and ask "what the hell were they thinking?"

Live Earth is promoting green to save the planet - what planet are they on?

As Madonna bounds on to the huge Wembley stage to save the planet, how the assembled Greenies will cheer.

The superstar is today fronting the massive Live Earth event, with nine concerts played over 24 hours across seven continents before an audience of two billion.

The much-hyped bid to save the world is being masterminded by former U.S. vice president Al Gore - who helped focus attention on the environmental movement with his Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth - and features artists including The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, UB40 and Metallica.

No doubt to rapturous applause, Madonna will call for mass global change to reduce carbon emissions and to tackle 'climate crisis'.

Watching the veteran star lap up the adoration, her entourage could, however, be forgiven for exchanging slightly jaded glances - having witnessed her jet in for the concert from New York.

For her 2006 World Tour, she flew by private jet, transporting a team of up to 100 technicians and dancers around the globe. Waiting in the garage at home, she has a Mercedes Maybach, two Range Rovers, an Audi A8 and a Mini Cooper S.

Hypocrisy: Madonna will strut on stage today preaching at her viewers to save the planet - yet she herself produces more than 100 times the average amount of waste produced by Britons in a year

Indeed, Madonna's carbon footprint is dwarfed only by her ego - she has vowed that she will 'speak to the planet' at Wembley. In fact, an apology might be in order - for the superstar's energy consumption is only the tip of the iceberg in this epic vanity-fest.

The Live Earth event is, in the words of one commentator: "a massive, hypocritical fraud".

For while the organisers' commitment to save the planet is genuine, the very process of putting on such a vast event, with more than 150 performers jetting around the world to appear in concerts from Tokyo to Hamburg, is surely an exercise in hypocrisy on a grand scale.

Matt Bellamy, front man of the rock band Muse, has dubbed it 'private jets for climate change'.

A Daily Mail investigation has revealed that far from saving the planet, the extravaganza will generate a huge fuel bill, acres of garbage, thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions, and a mileage total equal to the movement of an army.

The most conservative assessment of the flights being taken by its superstars is that they are flying an extraordinary 222,623.63 miles between them to get to the various concerts - nearly nine times the circumference of the world. The true environmental cost, as they transport their technicians, dancers and support staff, is likely to be far higher.

The total carbon footprint of the event, taking into account the artists' and spectators' travel to the concert, and the energy consumption on the day, is likely to be at least 31,500 tonnes of carbon emissions, according to John Buckley of, who specialises in such calculations.

Throw in the television audience and it comes to a staggering 74,500 tonnes. In comparison, the average Briton produces ten tonnes in a year.

The concert will also generate some 1,025 tonnes of waste at the concert stadiums - much of which will go directly into landfill sites.

Moreover, the pop stars headlining the concerts are the absolute antithesis of the message they promote - with Madonna leading the pack of the worst individual rock star polluters in the world.

Supermodel Kate Moss, another profligate polluter through her use of private jets, is producing a T-shirt for the event. Yet, Gore is touting the concerts as 'carbon neutral'. So how can that be?

Let us start with some facts. Worldwide, an audience of around 1,268,500 is expected to attend the concerts - making it one of the largest global events in history.

Dr Andrea Collins, an expert in sustainability from Cardiff University, has researched the impact of such mass gatherings on the environment.

"An event of this size at Wembley - which holds 65,000 at a rock concert, will generate around 59 tonnes of waste," she says. "That is largely composed of the rubbish from food and drink consumption."

She found that a Wembley-sized football match generated an 'ecological footprint' of 3,000 global hectares - an area the size of 4,166 football pitches. This is the amount of bioproductive land required to absorb the C02 emissions produced by such an event.

The concert organisers are preaching carbon neutrality - but isn't that just a guilt-free excuse?

Dr Collins estimates that the global audience for Live Earth will generate some 1,025 tonnes of waste. An extraordinary one million people are expected at the free concert at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach, featuring Lenny Kravitz, Macy Gray and Pharrell Williams.

Other venues including the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg - where Joss Stone is performing - will cater for audiences of tens of thousands.

Live Earth say that they will recycle much of the waste generated. Fine talk, but in fact some of the concert venues are struggling to keep up with their commitments.

A spokesman for Wembley says they only have the capacity to recycle around a third of waste produced - the rest will go into landfill sites.

Travel forms the vast majority of the 'carbon footprint' talked of by ecological campaigners - contributing up to 90 per cent of the environmental 'cost'.

Collins says: "It is patently absurd to claim that travel of this nature doesn't have an impact. Each person attending the event will have to make a return journey to the venue, be it by air, rail, bus or car. This burns fossil fuel - precisely what we are trying to reduce.

"There is also the environmental cost of these artists flying around the world - that is absolutely huge."

Indeed, an audit of the lifestyles of the A-list performers appearing at Live Earth, reveals that they are among the worst individual polluters in the world, as their world tours and private jets billow thousands of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. One hour in a Gulfstream jet burns as much fuel as driving a family car for a year.

The Daily Mail has found that five of the top performing acts together have an annual output of almost 2,000 carbon tonnes. Madonna alone has an annual carbon footprint of 1,018 tonnes, according to John Buckley.

Remember, the average Briton produces just ten tonnes.

The veteran pop singer's Confessions tour last year produced 440 tonnes of carbon pollution in just four months, simply in flights between venues. This does not include the trucks required to transport equipment, the power needed to stage each show, or the transport for fans travelling to each concert.

Rock group Genesis re-formed last year and are in the middle of their European tour. The three-man band will fit their Live Earth performance into a tour of at least 47 locations across the world. Their carbon footprint last year totalled 195 tonnes.

James Blunt, another Wembley performer, completed his world tour of the U.S. last year, racking up a carbon footprint of 195 tonnes.

American band Red Hot Chili Peppers have, like Madonna, flown in to Wembley from the U.S.. They have produced 220 tonnes of carbon dioxide with their private jet alone over the last six months.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has learnt that Bon Jovi left the UK this week to travel back by private jet to the U.S. to perform at the New York stadium for the American leg of Live Earth.

Music impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber's ex-wife Sarah Brightman is being flown out to sing at the Shanghai concert in China. This is a distance of 5,679.95 miles, producing one tonne of carbon dioxide pollution.

Two other acts have already been criticised for being paid to promote fuel-guzzling cars. John Legend is featured in a Lexus advert, while Sheryl Crow's hit Everyday Is A Winding Road is used to sell Subaru 4WDs.

Plans for concert organiser Al Gore to appear at the event in both Britain and America on the same day were scuppered due to fears of the backlash it would cause

Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell has been criticised for urging people to drive electric eco-scooters - but buying a 1,000cc Moto Guzzi bike - described as 'a monster-revving beast'.

Such is the level of disquiet felt about Live Earth in New Zealand, that a pressure group called the Climaction Coalition, is urging people to protest against it on July 7. Radiohead, who are pioneers in eco-friendly performing, have refused to appear. Of course, Live Earth is doing its utmost to ensure the event is 'green' in appearance at least - stars will be ferried between the stage and dressing room by energy-efficient Smart Cars and biodiesel fuelled Mercedes.

A proposal for Gore to appear at concerts in Britain and America on the same day - something that Phil Collins, the Genesis drummer and singer, was able to do at the original Live Aid in 1985, courtesy of Concorde - has been dropped because of the anger that the 'gas-guzzling' flight would provoke.

Andrea Robinson, Live Earth's green manager, says her message to celebrities is: "Leave the Learjet at home - fly commercial."

Wembley Stadium will be lit using low energy fluorescent lightbulbs, while the backdrop is composed of recycled tyres and oil drums. The organisers tried to introduce re-usable cups for interval refreshments, but found that - like many green strategies - this was not practical on such a huge scale.

Some bio-produced plastic, made from corn, will be used, and artists' changing rooms will be fitted with energy-saving lightbulbs - all rather a drop in the ocean compared to the pollution generated by fans traveling across the UK to the concert or using the stadium's 2,618 toilets. Plans to ask the British public to turn off their electrical appliances during the Live Earth broadcast were scuppered when the National Grid pointed out that as everyone switched on again, a giant power surge could cripple the country.

Some stadiums are greener than others. The Aussie Stadium in Sydney will run the event on 100 per cent green energy supply. Each Australian Live Earth ticket comes with a free public transport voucher, while all the bathrooms will be waterless with waste being composted into fertiliser.

Conversely, in New York's Giants Stadium, trade unions have blocked Live Earth's attempts to recycle, and the 52,000-seater arena is not situated near public transport. The smallest - and least polluting - concert will be held at the British Antarctic Survey's base in Rothera.

Bizarrely, the concerts are also being 'independently audited' by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers over the next seven weeks, to assess the level of pollution they will have generated.

It is unclear what benefit this exercise will have, although the Live Earth organisers talk in terms of providing a 'legacy' for future events, showing how recycling and low-impact travel can be encouraged, and carbon-offsetting used. But the fact remains - massive rock concerts are hardly eco-friendly.

So just how does Gore claim that Live Earth will be carbon neutral? He does so by convenient use of 'carbon offsetting' - a trendy new method of absolving yourself of guilt.

Carbon offsetting involves 'neutralising' the emissions you are responsible for by buying 'credits'.

A spokesperson for Live Earth says: "This might involve buying environmentally sound lightbulbs for a Third World school, planting trees, or installing solar panels in a developing country."

A huge industry has sprung up to provide corporations with carbon credits.

However, critics say that the practice is simply a way for consumerist industries and nations to export their responsibility to developing countries. Others say it simply does not work.

Carbon-offsetting is, it turns out, how celebrities square green issues with their extravagant lifestyles and use of private jets.

Jon Bon Jovi has said: "We wrote a cheque, we took care of our footprint and raised awareness, blah blah blah."

When Gore - who himself spent eight years flying on Air Force Two - was asked if he had persuaded Madonna to stop using private jets, he said: 'Well, I appreciate and respect her as an artist and as a person, and there are many artists who are offsetting their role in contributing to the CO2 build-up, and I understand that.' A rather longwinded way of saying 'no'.

Madonna has, however, been given an instruction handbook on climate crisis by Live Earth.

John Rego, the environmental director of Live Earth, says he expects to purchase at least 3,000 tonnes of carbon credits to off-set the event. It is believed the organisers will spend in excess of £1million on carbon offsetting to counter criticism.

Rego explains: "All the events are carbon neutral. We have chosen a reforestation and reagricultural project in Mozambique. It is a credible certifiable carbon-diffused project. We are in the process of purchasing a carbon offset."

Dr Collins says: "Taking a flight and planting a tree does not add up. It does not make it all right. It is having your cake and eating it."

Dr John Barrett, from the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York, says: "There is a huge irony in flying halfway across the globe in a private jet, eating up fossil fuel.

"The idea that you can offset the pollution you cause is just ridiculous. What these people at Live Earth have done is defined their boundaries to suit themselves, but there is no sense in which this concert is carbon neutral.

"Planting trees or investing in renewable energy does not reverse the damage of releasing huge quantities of carbon dioxide into the environment.

"It is far better not to pollute in the first place. Carbon offsetting can be a removal of guilt, but it is not an effective one."

Live Earth is encouraging 'citizens of the world' to take small steps: share a car, plant a shrub, turn off a light or hang out washing rather than use a dryer.

But Dr Barrett says: "It would be far better for these celebrities to stay at home. Holding large concerts to highlight environmental concerns and cut carbon emissions just seems ridiculous. What planet do these people live on?"

A big AMEN to that

Those Wacky Aussies...

Stretch your talents as a condom tester..

Fri Jul 6, 2007 9:40AM EDT

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Condom makers say it's the world's best job, a "sexecutive position." An Australian company is seeking real life testers for its condom products.

"Got what it takes to be an official condom tester?" asks an advertisement launched by Durex Australia next to a photo of a busty young woman in a revealing nurse's outfit.

"With this job on your CV, it really will be a chance to brag to your mates about the special skills you possess, not to mention that your new role will work wonders with the opposite sex," Durex Marketing Manager Sam White told local media.

The "bed-testing" position is unpaid, but 200 selected testers would be up for free pack of Durex products, plus a bonus prize of A$1,000 ($854) for one lucky winner, White said.

In return, testers would have to report back on the feel and performance of the company's products.

Only Australians need apply, and would-be testers will be asked to explain why they should be considered. Humor would help in the application, Durex said.

"To apply, simply explain why you think you're right for the position (missionary is acceptable) and you could be eligible for the employee bonus of $1,000," said the ad on Web site

Thursday, July 5, 2007

My kind of woman

Yep, this girl has it right. Where can I meet a woman like this? LOL! Her name is Cynthia and she makes very good points. The title of this video is "Liberals say the darndest things". Yes, Cynthia, they do, too bad I don't speak "fluent moron" or I might really understand what they say (well I do, it just doesn't make any sense). On her website on my space, she says she would like to meet "an open minded liberal" which is an oxymoron.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Some good ole fun

This has been around in one form or another. This particular version is 5. I have seen the original. I wondered how the preacher, Robert Tilton, would react until I read how he was investigated in the '90s for some shady business practices. Well, if anything, he is getting publicity from this. But, this is hilarious. I normally don't put stuff like this on TV Never Sleeps, but I figured it would just be a moment of levity. Enjoy.

Monday, July 2, 2007

These idiots amaze me

So, now the usual suspects come out of the woodwork over the communtation of Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence. Here are some of the quotes;

"Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald disputed the president's assertion that the prison term was excessive. Libby was sentenced under the same laws as other criminals, Fitzgerald said. "It is fundamental to the rule of law that all citizens stand before the bar of justice as equals," the prosecutor said.

Bush's decision enraged Democrats and cheered conservatives -- though some of the latter wished Bush had granted a full pardon.

"Libby's conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq war," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Bush's decision showed the president "condones criminal conduct."

Unlike a pardon, which would have wiped away Libby's criminal record, Bush's commutation voided only the prison term."

Well now, can anyone say "Clinton"? Hmmmm, let's see he lied to a grand jury under oath and what happened?

yep. Nothing. Meanwhile, Clinton was essentially buying pardons. Of the 396 there was Mark Rich, who was wanted for Tax evasion and one of the Clinton's biggest contributors and probably the most notorious, The FALN terrorist's who were responsible for real violent crimes. Yet not a word was said about those. Clinton under the very law and system that Patrick Fitzgerald, NASCAR Nancy and Harry Reid lament should have been by all rights been brought to trial, but nope. And where were these same people when that happened? yep, nowhere.

Who are these Rocket Scientists?

Probably Microsoft Vista usin' Granola crunchin, left leaning anti-war types. I mean, c'mon, at 600 bucks a pop, what is the purpose of this? "der, we're gonna smash an Iphone and then we're gonna go get a magnifying glass and find some insects, and when my Dad & mom leave, we're gonna get out my dad's playboy's and spank the monkey, Der." Morons.

Good, I was hoping this would happen...

Sentenced Communted! as it should be, should really have been a pardon. Libby was railroaded (can you say Nyfong anyone?). 1) Valerie Plame was not a CIA operative, she was stationed at the agency as "cubicle jockey" after she had married Joe Wilson, so therefore, no cover was blown. 2) Joe Wilson, in his book, written well before this whole sordid affair, wrote about her being in the CIA. If anyone blew her cover, it was her husband. 3) Libby was not charged with obstructing justice by Fitzgerald until after he realized that the original charge of leaking an operatives' name would not hold. Kind of like being charged with stealing a car and then when you went to court, finding out you are being tried for murder.

I don't know how the system got away with that. Well, I do, it was the liberal democrats pressuring Fitzgerald (a known democratic contributor) to do so. All I wish is that the President would have either reduced the fine or eliminated it completely. But, hey, I am happy for Libby.

Bush Commutes Libby Prison Sentence

The Associated Press
Monday, July 2, 2007; 5:56 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case. Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced.

Bush's move came hours after a federal appeals panel ruled Libby could not delay his prison term in the CIA leak case. That decision put the pressure on the president, who had been sidestepping calls by Libby's allies to pardon the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Libby was convicted in March of lying to authorities and obstructing the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative's identity. He was the highest-ranking White House official ordered to prison since the Iran-Contra affair.

Hey Apu! what store will you be working at?

Though I thrilled that the President has commuted Scooter Libby's sentence, so he ain't going to jail, I found this story which I think is funny.

Simpsons Team with 7-11 for Real Kwick-E-Marts

April 3, 2007 Kwick-e-martAs part of The Simpsons Movie’s marketing efforts and promotions, the convenience store chain 7-11 proposed a plan to change eleven of their 4700 stores into Kwik-E-Mart imitations, which would even feature and sell Simpsons products such as Buzz Cola, Slurpees served in Squishee cups and Krusty’o cereals.
Kwik-E-Mart, a fictional chain of convenience stores on the animated series The Simpsons, is owned by the Indian American fictional character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Over the years, viewers have watched various story lines that have taken place on the highly priced convenience store. Even though the items are quite pricey, Homer and the gang consistently drop by and patronize the said store. Now, avid Simpsons fans can enjoy edible Simpsons commodities in an accessible and convenient manner.

Other promotional strategy of The Simpsons: The Movie is the hosting of a contest which would determine in which Springfield city The Simpsons: The Movie will premiere in.

The much-awaited Simpsons movie is scheduled to open in the United States in July. Meanwhile, avid fans can catch the whacky family every Sunday at 8/7c on FOX.