Thursday, December 01, 2005

Squirrels attack dog!

Squirrels attack dog!

Squirrels have bitten to death a stray dog that was barking at them. Perhaps a fight over declining resources?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

"CD’s affected by the Sony-BMG spyware

Posted Nov 15, 2005 04:57 PM PST on

Needless to say I have received the usual batch of hate-emails from music pirates intent on not having to feel guilty about what they do and certainly not wishing to be seen as the ultimate cause of all this nonsense. Rather than waste a lot of space on the reader's letters page to what are essentially the same arguments over and over, here are the answers.

1. Hacking into computers to steal music is just as wrong as music companies hacking into computers to prevent it. Both are wrong, but keep in mind who acted first.

2. Music companies don't automatically make vast sums of money for music CDs. The retailers take most of it, taxes take the next biggest chunk.

3. Until you yourself actually produce and market a music CD or a DVD, you don't know what you are talking about when you spout off about how the music companies ought to behave.

4. The music companies are not crooks. The music pirates are the crooks."

***Response starts here:***

Dear WRH,

Sorry about the incomplete message I sent earlier, there must have been some spyware on my computer that I didn't know about, and it seems to have caused me to submit my message prematurely.

Here is my response to your "comments" that appear under the article summary.

1. Who's "hacking"? As I understand it, P2P, or a torrent needs tacit approval from each user that wants to "share" their music/movies/books. How is this different than the public library, a book loan to my friend, or letting my mom borrow a cd? If I go to the library and "borrow" a Stephen King does Stephen King make any money off of that? Can I not "loan" a dvd to my family, or a book to a co-worker?

2. If music companies didn't make money off of music distribution...they would be in an entirely different business altogether.

3. I have "produced" music and movies. I am an actor/writer/musician with over 30 movies under my belt, and I engineer/produce music and have made money writing screenplays. I do it because I love to make art, and if I had a choice between never letting my stuff be seen or heard, and starving to death because I couldn't make money off of it....well, I'm pretty hungry these days. Producers consistently profit off of artists with no conscience. Look at the latest Screen Actor's Guild statements regarding internet/dvd profit sharing, and how unfair producers have always been when it comes to paying actors for the exploitation of their efforts.

4. Both music companies and pirates are crooks. Imagine if books were monitered and tracked like downloaded music is. Not everyone can afford a copy of "1984" or "Watership Down". So is it fair that the economically strong are the only ones "allowed" to read such material? Stealing anything is wrong. It just depends on what you consider "stealing". How come songs listened to on the radio and movies shown on broadcast television are "free"? Oh, that's right, there are corporations advertising their products and services and your "cost" is a listen to or a look at their commercials.

No wonder there is so much crappy music on the radio.

No wonder movies suck these days.


Not there's anything wrong with that.

I believe everyone, man, woman and child, has the right to see, hear and feel art that was specifically created to be shared. Just like your website. Wouldn't it be cruel if the Katrina victims were thrown in jail because they were trying to learn the truth, yet they couldn't afford an internet connection, so they had to read it off of an illegally printed hard copy of your content? Don't you think we have the basic human right to hear each other's stories, and learn from each others life experiences?

Respectfully yours,

Keith Coogan
S.A.G./A.F.T.R.A. member since 1976.

P.S. Keep up the good work. Instead of watching CBS/NBC/ABC/CNN/FOXNEWS, I faithfully read WRH, RENSE and DRUDGEREPORT on a daily basis, but not necessarily in that order.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

If you haven't been watching THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION, then I suggest you join us Wednesday nights at 9:00 P.M. on ABC.

Friday, September 23, 2005

The following is perhaps the most compelling argument ever to air on national television. I don't know who won, but I do know that Bill is a big bullie, and Phil is one smart cookie. It is only because of his extensive television experience that Phil was able to even get a word in edgewise, and it is the only time I have seen any guest make Bill concede on ANY issue. Please read the transcripts below, or go to to watch the video in full.


PHIL DONAHUE, FORMER TALK SHOW HOST: Let's understand what's happening here. Once again we have a woman who got to be just a little too famous for the people who support this war. A minority of the American population, by the way. And so the effort to marginalize this woman is underway. And you're helping out.

BILLY O'REILLY: I'm — I'm the leader of the pack.

DONAHUE: You're suggesting...

O'REILLY: I'm the leader of the pack.

DONAHUE: First of all, Cindy Sheehan is one tough mother. And nothing you say or anyone else is going to slow her down.

O'REILLY: No, that's fine. She has a right to do that.

DONAHUE: You can't hurt her. She's already taken the biggest punch in the nose that a woman can take. She's lost a son.


DONAHUE: She's lost a child.

O'REILLY: But look, I'm not putting words in her mouth.

DONAHUE: And by the way, she is going to be at the center of one of the largest rallies since the Vietnam War: proud, patriotic Americans who will show up in Washington this week for one of the most massive, largest demonstrations, protest demonstrations...

O'REILLY: And we'll cover it.

DONAHUE: ... right outside the president's window.

O'REILLY: And we'll cover it.

DONAHUE: And FOX is in the business of saying that this woman is somehow saying un-American things. Hyperbole.

O'REILLY: No, no, no, no.

DONAHUE: Listen to what she's saying.

O'REILLY: Nobody said she said anything un-American. We say that her positions are radical. And they are radical.

DONAHUE: Let me tell you what's radical. What's radical is to send more Americans to die in this war, which is a monumental blunder...

O'REILLY: All right.

DONAHUE: ... by a president who swaggered us into it with, by the way, the at least tacit approval of the Democratic Party. There's a lot of sin to go around here.

O'REILLY: What's radical...

DONAHUE: You want to send more people to this war? Is that your position?

O'REILLY: If we cut and run out of there like you want to do, we would be putting every American in a thousand times more jeopardy than they're in now.

DONAHUE: We're going to cut and run anyway, Bill.

O'REILLY: Well, that's your opinion.

DONAHUE: It's not my opinion. American military leaders have said we're going to draw down, beginning next year. The reason they said that...

O'REILLY: There's a difference between drawing down and cutting and running.

DONAHUE: Well...

O'REILLY: You're a cut and run guy, and I don't want my family in danger because of you.

DONAHUE: You want to stay the course, don't you? You don't...

O'REILLY: Look, here's what I want to do. I want to give the Iraqis a chance to train their army so they can defeat these people who are trying to turn it into a terrorist state.

DONAHUE: Bill...

O'REILLY: That's what I want to do.

DONAHUE: Bill...


DONAHUE: Iraq was not a terrorist state.

O'REILLY: Oh, no.


DONAHUE: I hope I don't patronize you for thinking that.

O'REILLY: He was a swell guy. He was...

DONAHUE: Saddam — Saddam was a bastard. But he was our bastard.

O'REILLY: He wasn't anybody's...

DONAHUE: Donald Rumsfeld shook his hand in the '80s.

O'REILLY: Well, that's true (ph).

DONAHUE: You saw the pictures. Now listen. Listen. You wouldn't send your children to this war, Bill.

O'REILLY: My nephew just enlisted in the Army. You don't know what the hell you're talking about.

DONAHUE: Very good. Very good. Congratulations. Be proud.

O'REILLY: Yes, and he's a patriot, so don't denigrate his service or I'll boot you right off the set.

DONAHUE: I'm not — I'm not...

O'REILLY: That boy made a decision to serve his country. Do not denigrate him or you're out of here.

DONAHUE: I'm not Jeremy Glick, Billy. You can't intimidate me.

O'REILLY: That's right. A little bit more intelligent than he is.

DONAHUE: I'm not somebody you can come and just do all your...

O'REILLY: Don't tell me I wouldn't send my kids.

DONAHUE: Loud doesn't mean right.

O'REILLY: My nephew just enlisted. You don't know what you're talking about.

DONAHUE: All right. You — your nephew is not your kid. You are...

O'REILLY: He's my blood.

DONAHUE: You are part of a loud group of people who want to prove they're tough and send other people's kids to war to make the case.

O'REILLY: You have no clue about how to fight a war on terror or how to defend your country. You are clueless. So is Ms. Sheehan. For Ms. Sheehan to say that the insurgents have a right to kill Americans, and you're shaking her hand? You ought to just walk away.

DONAHUE: How many more young men and women are you going to send to have their arms and legs blown off...

O'REILLY: This is a war on terror.

DONAHUE: ... so that you can be tough and point at people in a kind of cowardly way...


DONAHUE: ... take people like Jeremy Glick, who comes on to, in memory of his parents...

O'REILLY: Oh, bull.

DONAHUE: ... and you go off on him...

O'REILLY: Jeremy Glick is...

DONAHUE: ... like a big bully. Do you feel that you have to be — you have to feel sorry about that.

O'REILLY: Mr. Donahue, with all due respect...

DONAHUE: Have you apologized to him for that?

O'REILLY: Baloney. Jeremy Glick came on this program...

DONAHUE: You know what I'm talking about?

O'REILLY: ... and accused the president of the United States...

DONAHUE: Oh, and you had...

O'REILLY: ... of orchestrating 9/11. That's what he did, right after 9/11 happened. Do you know what the pain that brought the families who lost people in 9/11?

DONAHUE: This war...

O'REILLY: You buy into left-wing propaganda...

DONAHUE: This war...

O'REILLY: ... and you're a mouthpiece for it. Go ahead.

DONAHUE: This war is not fair to the American troops. This war is unconstitutional. This war turned its back on the people who framed the most fabulous document in the history of civilization. I speak of the United States Constitution.

O'REILLY: Why — why isn't the Democratic...

DONAHUE: This — we have — by the way...

O'REILLY: ... Party speaking that way?

DONAHUE: I'm sorry that it isn't. I am. But let's understand something.

O'REILLY: Are we all — are we all so misguided?

DONAHUE: Twenty-one — excuse me. Twenty-one Democrats in the Senate voted against this war, as well as Jeffords, an independent. And may the Lord shine his blessings down upon Lincoln Chaffee...

O'REILLY: All right. I'm going to give you...

DONAHUE: ... the only — I'm almost finished, Billy.

O'REILLY: I'm going to give you the last word.

DONAHUE: I'm almost finished.

O'REILLY: All right.

DONAHUE: Lincoln Chaffee, the only Republican in the Senate to vote against this war. We should be building statues to all these people.

O'REILLY: All right.

DONAHUE: October 2002, they stood up to a president and they knew that, first of all, only Congress can declare war. Why is that unimportant to you, Billy?

O'REILLY: It's not — I'm not...

DONAHUE: Why can't you become the patriot that your loud voice proclaims to be?

O'REILLY: A loud voice...

DONAHUE: And stand behind the Constitution and insist that we never go to war again without the approval — and...

O'REILLY: All right.

DONAHUE: ... the United States Congress.

O'REILLY: If they want to take action, they can take action. Now I want to say something, I'm going to give you the last word. The Iraq war is not something that I embrace. It absolutely could be a tactical error.

DONAHUE: Well, you should...

O'REILLY: All right?

DONAHUE: It's hard to know this, Billy.

O'REILLY: Listen to me and then you're going to have the last word. Not something I embrace, could be a tactical error, optional war and we have not waged it the way I had hoped we would wage it.

DONAHUE: But what?

O'REILLY: But we are in the war on terror.

DONAHUE: You want kids to die (ph).

O'REILLY: We are in the war on terror. Our cause is noble.

DONAHUE: It has nothing to do with the war on terror.

O'REILLY: Yes, it does. And if you don't understand geopolitics and you don't understand Iraq would be a terrorist state if we pulled out of there...

DONAHUE: The mistake...

O'REILLY: ... you don't know anything.

DONAHUE: ... it was poorly planned...

O'REILLY: Go ahead.

DONAHUE: ... poorly executed, but Bill O'Reilly wants to send more kids to fight and die. We've already had almost 2,000. Just let me have the last word. In the last year, two things have doubled. The number of dead American troops in Iraq have doubled, from over 1,000 to almost 2,000. You know what else doubled, Billy? The price of Halliburton's stock.

O'REILLY: All right.

DONAHUE: From $33 to $66. That doesn't shame you? That doesn't make you wonder?

O'REILLY: I'm not obsessed by Halliburton stock.

DONAHUE: If this is an enterprise that is worth the support of the American people? We need you at this rally on Saturday, Billy.

O'REILLY: I don't care. I'm not going to be there.

DONAHUE: We need you out in front of it to be — to protest.

O'REILLY: Not going to be at the rally.

DONAHUE: There is no democracy without dissent.

O'REILLY: Not going to protest.

DONAHUE: You should be proud of people who stand up and dissent.

O'REILLY: I am. I respect your...

DONAHUE: A lot of fine men went and died to give me that freedom.

O'REILLY: All right. You got it. You got it. I respect your dissent. I think you're way off in your analysis of the war on terror.

DONAHUE: You want to send more people to die in Iraq? Is that — is that your position?

O'REILLY: I want to win the war in Iraq.

DONAHUE: Win. What does win mean? Tell me what win means.

O'REILLY: It means those people have a chance at democracy. I've got to go.

DONAHUE: How long is that going to take?

O'REILLY: Got to go.

DONAHUE: How long is that going to take?

O'REILLY: Those people deserve a chance at freedom. Thank you for coming in.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

This cute kitten has the right idea!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Rock and Roll!

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This just goes to show how silly one can be with a belly full of coconut rum!

Friday, May 06, 2005

Have a great weekend everybody.

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Adios, vaminos, sayonara.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

A good man, gone...

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Happy 05/05/05 Day everybody!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

This is obviously the cutest baby tiger ever born!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I don't know how long the beta test will last but...

Zabasearch the coolest stalker tool I have ever seen!

Try it. It's Zaba! (greek for free)

Friday, March 25, 2005

Just finished up a week on Jury Duty. It wouldn't be fair to discuss the case here, so I won't go into specifics. However...

Monday, March 14, 2005

If you are wheelchair bound, unable to hold a rifle, or otherwise would like to shoot things from the comfort or your own computer, then has exactly what you're looking for.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Public version of Saddam capture fiction:

[World News]: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 9 : A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated.

Ex-Sgt.Nadim Abou Rabeh, of Lebanese descent, was quoted in the Saudi daily al-Medina Wednesday as saying Saddam was actually captured Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army.

"I was among the 20-man unit, including eight of Arab descent, who searched for Saddam for three days in the area of Dour near Tikrit, and we found him in a modest home in a small village and not in a hole as announced," Abou Rabeh said.

"We captured him after fierce resistance during which a Marine of Sudanese origin was killed," he said.

He said Saddam himself fired at them with a gun from the window of a room on the second floor.Then they shouted at him in Arabic: "You have to surrender. ...There is no point in resisting."

"Later on, a military production team fabricated the film of Saddam's capture in a hole, which was in fact a deserted well," Abou Rabeh said.

Abou Rabeh was interviewed in Lebanon.

- -- Copyright 2005 by United Press International.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Is this what they mean by separation of Church and State?

Friday, March 04, 2005

(Reprinted with permission from Rip Rense)

WAR ON DRUGS (copyright 2005 Rip Rense)

Drugs, as we know, are evil. This is why Nancy Reagan told everyone to "just say no." This is why countless millions---er, billions---are spent fighting the "War on Drugs" instead of on, say, schools. (Gee, isn't it funny how drugs are more plentiful and popular than ever, anyhow?)
This is why Tommy Chong was thrown in jail for selling water-pipes.
This is why we have lots of "operatives" in the cocaine republics of South America doing strange things that we rarely hear about (especially when good reporters who write about them, like the late Gary Webb, are discredited and demoralized to the point of suicide.)
This is why "President" Bush will not admit to past use of marijuana (and, judging from his remarks on recently released tapes, possibly cocaine and LSD, too.)
This is why we have those neat "This is your brain on drugs" commercials, in which the wacked teenaged girl smashes her kitchen up with a frying pan. Wow. Potent stuff. Convinced me not to have children.
And this is why we are now giving enemy Iraq combatants the illegal drug, methylenedioxymeth- amphetamine, or MDMA. AKA "Ecstasy." The Love Drug. Adam. Hug Beans. High of choice at "raves" for at least fifteen years.
No, no---wait, I've got it wrong. We're not giving it to the enemy, we're giving it to our combatants! Our soldiers. That's right. G.I. Joe and G.I. Jane are on MDMA.
War on Drugs, meet the war on drugs.
"Private, I gave you an order! Did you hear me?"
"You have a beautifu soul, sir."
"Pick up your weapon!"
"But the enemy is human, sir. If we could just sit down together and talk for a while. . ."
And you thought it was crazy that the military recently considered devising a drug to turn enemy combatants into instant homosexuals. You know, so they would immediately put down their guns and pick up their, well, you get the idea.
This is your country. This is your country on drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that Ecstasy could help traumatized soldiers deal with "flashbacks" and recurring nightmares---and maybe even head off post-traumatic stress disorder. So a clinical "trial" program is under way, in which military victims of rape, sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress have been given MDMA.
Michael Mithoefer, a shrink in charge of the clinical trial, recently made a lot of clinical statements to the press, such as how it all looks "very promising," and "it's too early to draw any conclusions, but in these treatment-resistant people so far the results are encouraging," and "people are able to connect more deeply on an emotional level with the fact they are safe now."
Wink, wink.
Help with nightmares? Ease post-traumatic stress disorder? Make you "connect more deeply on an emotional level?" Is he kidding? You fall in love with the goddamn kitchen table. Kirstie Alley looks like three hundred pounds of heavenly joy. And er, "safe?" Well, Herr Mithoefer is right about that. There is only one thing imaginable that could induce a feeling of safety right in the middle of the Iraq war, and it ain't a visit from Donald Rumsfeld. . .

Can't you see it? Men with assault rifles and big fake nipples in their mouths. . .

Ecstasy is paradise with an ocean view. Physiologically, it blows open the seratonin floodgates until your brain is swimming, bathing, floating in unimaginable bliss. Malice toward no one. Before you know it, you're picking up ants from the carpet and gently placing them on the front lawn, wishing them a long and prosperous life, muttering "you have souls, too, little fellows. . ."
Ecstasy is Viagra for niceness. Give it to soldiers, and they won't want to kill the enemy, they'll want to kill 'em with kindness.
"It appears to act as a catalyst," says Mithoefer, "to help people move through whatever's been blocking their success in therapy."
Oh, it's a catalyst. It'll catalyze you into really enjoying the Teletubbies, and Mister Rogers and trance music. Ever see Rave People with pacifiers around their necks, or even---gasp---in their mouths? One of the features of Hug Beans is that their methampetamine component gets your jaw grinding, so the pacifier sates that particular compulsion.
Can't you see it? Men with assault rifles and big fake nipples in their mouths, breaking down Iraqi doors to win "hearts and minds." That ought to scare the crap out of Al-Qaeda.
So here's another reason to enlist, kids! Aside from the fact you have no job, a lousy education, and that Marine recruiter at Wal-Mart said you could use a military career as a springboard to becoming a famous rapper.
Go to Iraq, tell a shrink you're a little upset, and you'll get lots of pure pharmaceutical Ecstasy---not that watered down, speedy junk going around the raves. The good stuff. Far out! It's still a felony for us, but it's good fellowship for you. Why not just issue it with K-rations instead of free cigarettes?
Beats shooting heroin, like those poor Vietnam guys did.
Yes, forget all the "just say no" rhetoric and all the claims that ecstasy puts holes in the brain (now discredited)---it's a good drug again. Forget about suspicions that too much MDMA burns out seratonin producers or receptors, and can leave users with long-term depression. Just say yes!
After all, it was legal until the late '80s, when therapists employed it to help patients conquer fear, anxiety, and related disorders. Then the government banned it for the same reason that most things are banned: kids found that it was a lot of fun at parties, then got into automobiles.
I'm for it, risks and all. I'm for giving all our soldiers Ecstasy---and all their soldiers, too. In fact, all the armies of the world should take it, and certainly all the terrorists and politicians.
We'd have no more worries, at least until the drugs wore off.
"Soldier, what is your mission?"
"Mmmph Blurgh pfrkph."
"Take the pacifier out of your mouth, son."

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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Good afternoon. Synchronicity...strange coincidences...random acts of madness. This is life in Los Angeles. If you haven't seen or heard from someone in a long-ass time, you're sure to "run into" that person within a 5-mile radius of Hollywood. I'm not kidding. My fiance's client works for a school that just interviewed my mother's husband. AND, the funny thing about it was that my fiance's client KNEW who he was, and what his relationship was to me the entire time, but she kept it quiet. Ha ha. She had to laugh. He was actually using his wife's father's name on his resume. Can you believe the lowest form of name-dropping there is? My Grandfather, (Jackie Coogan) was deceased before he had even met my mom. He hadn't even met the man who's name he was using as a reference! That's balls. Just goes to show you, the kind of ankle-biting, fleas you pick up in this park. So, in the name of fairness, here's his name.

Rob Tobin, I hope you google this.


Friday, February 25, 2005

Jeff Gannon, Male Presstitute. Flogger. (Fake Blogger) He finally got mention on a mainstream news outlet, but it's not to warn the public about our corrupt administration. The focus on the piece was, "What is a journalist?" Are you kidding me? One thing I know, is that Jeff Gannon was not a journalist. Flat fact. What the fuck is "Talon News?" OK, fine. I have a news outlet called, "A blog". Now may I have a press pass so I can ask MY questions of the President. I didn't think so.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

This is a catch-up post. A new year. The same job. Got engaged. Growing up.