Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
New York said “yes,” but we said “no.” Why were the U.S. Marines denied permission to film a recruiting commercial on the streets of San Francisco? San Francisco is, once again, the center of a controversy over how city leaders treat the U.S. military. This time, it involves an elite group of Marines who wanted to film a recruitment commercial in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11.
The tension has been building in the two weeks since the city turned away members of the Silent Drill Platoon, and it boiled over Monday afternoon at a meeting of the San Francisco Film Commission. The U.S. Marine Silent Drill Platoon performed Monday morning in New York’s Times Square. They filmed part of a recruitment commercial through the start of the morning rush hour — something they could not do in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11. “It’s insulting, it’s demeaning. This woman is going to insult these young heroes by just arbitrarily saying, ‘no, you’re not going to film any Marines on California Street,” said Captain Greg Corrales of the SFPD Traffic Bureau.
Captain Greg Corrales commands the police traffic bureau that works with crews shooting commercials, TV shows and movies in the city. He’s also a Marine veteran and his son is serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. He says Film Commission Executive Director Stefanie Coyote would only allow the Marine’s production crew to film on California Street if there were no Marines in the picture. They wound up filming the empty street and will have to superimpose the Marines later.
“Ms. Coyote’s politics blinded her to her duty as the director of the Film Commission and as a responsible citizen,” said Captain Corrales.
Captain Corrales and several other Marine veterans came to the Film Commission Monday afternoon. They see this as just the latest insult along with the city blocking the USS Iowa from docking here, banning the junior ROTC from high schools, and trying to ban the yearly Blue Angels air show.
“This — a slap in the face of every veteran and every parent of men and women who are doing their duty — is shameful,” said Captain Corrales.
The Marines we spoke with also make the point that the city allows street demonstrations, anti-war protests and other events which snarl traffic, such as Critical Mass. They still don’t understand why the Marines got turned away.
H/T Michelle Malkin
NOT so Fun FactsI know people read this, so I thought I might put something here that maybe you can use.
Did You Know:
By age 50, 80% of US women will have or will have had a form of HPV? Genital warts kiddies. Approximetly 50% of all sexually active adolescents and young women will aquire HPV infection within the first 5 years of initiating intercourse. Studies suggest that 75% of all new infections occur among men and women between the ages of 15 and 24. Molecular studies have identified HPV DNA in 99.7% of cervical cancers. HPV usually infects areas outside the protection of a condom so condoms will NOT protect you.
People can have first stage syphillis and not show symptoms. Second stage syphillis looks a lot like the flu and the symptoms go away in 2-6 weeks. 3rd stage syphillis has no symptoms and you can't pass it on after the first year except to a fetus. Final stage syphillis leads to brain damage and death and 50% of the people who enter this stage die. It's usually easily treated with Penicillin.
The most frequent STD in North America. 10% of all college students are infected. If you have burning urination or any painful discharge you should be checked for this. It is treated with repeated doses of Erythromycin and Tetracycline.
Usually strikes the vagina, penis, rectum mouth and throat. The symptoms are burning pain or itching on urination, a discharge from the penis that is clear but changes to a thick milky discharge. Females usually show no symptoms but may develop a greenish-yellow discharge from the cervix or abdominal pain. This is treated with high dose penicillin or tetracycline.
Is a chronic viral infection that cannot be cured. Only it's symptoms are controlled. In females, fluid filled vesicles form on the cervix, labia, vulva, or perianal skin. On males, the vesicles form on the glans penis, the foreskin or the shaft. These vesicles usually take 3-7 days to erupt. This disease CAN be passed even during times when you are not showing symptoms or lesions. It is usually treated with medications like Valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir.
There's some NOT so fun facts for your consideration. Play Safe.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Delaware is apparently a may issue state that is fairly strict although there is a chance for change to shall issue according to the NRA.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The opposition you will see comes from the same leftards that are going to scream "Why wasn't something done to prevent this?" when or --- forbid if something happens here. You see the same old leftard responses about the wild west and all of that nonsense.
Look kiddies, Muslim Terrorists used to shoot up schools in Israel. You know what stopped that? The Israelis armed their teachers.....with automatic weapons. We're talking about concealed handguns here. There's some nonsense in here about "well if one of the kids gets a hold of a gun..." How the hell is that going to happen if said gun is safely carried on the teacher's hip?
Stop screwing around and get the teachers armed. For that matter, let's go ahead and abolish ALL of the gun free zones in Michigan. There's a bill somewhere in committee for that too.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I am going to apologize to you all for not blogging regularly. I have gone back to school to become a pharmacy technician. I know right now that my current job is going to end in November, I just had a breakup with a woman that I would have taken a bullet for and I still pine for her. Life is just not going well for me and I just can't find anything that motivates me to blog.
Normally, I avoid personal stuff here, right now, I think that my few loyal readers deserve an explanation of why warthog's not writing. I'll get back to normal, but it will take me some time. Forgive me and bear with me.