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February 7, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
A lot of what egomaniac Bill O'Reilly does is funny. Some of it is disturbing. every once in a while, he hits the proverbial nail on the head. And, in this case, Bill has stepped way over the line.

On January 15th of this year, Mr O'Reilly had this to say concerning the abducted and sexually abused 14 year old, Shawn Hornbeck:

O’REILLY: The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents. He didn't have to go to school. He could r...
February 6, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This week, San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom admitted to an affair with the wife of a trusted aide and friend. This revalation was disgusting enough. But Newsom decisded to take things to the level that many take them these days.

Gavin, now joins the ranks of Mark Foley, Mel Gibson, Linsay Lohan, Congressman Kennedy, Miss USA, the leader of the evangelicals and a whole host of others who have shamefully shirked any personal responsibility for their actions by blaming the old red herring, alc...
January 17, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Are you looking to start your own terrorist organization but just don't know where to get all those parts to build your bombs? Well, thankfully, in this land of opportunity, the Pentagon has got you covered!

And furthermore, for pennies on the dollar!

It's kind of like Ebay for terrorists, maybe they'll call it "EBomb."

Really, the US Defense department has been selling literally hundreds of lots just filled with missile parts, bomb making parts and all kinds of useful tools for the ba...
December 29, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In America, we often have debates concerning "the right to life" concerning various procedures that occur from before our departure from the womb to the end of our life. Good people, many of whom are Christians and Catholics will debate whether it is ok or not to abort a fetus, euthenize a terminally ill patient or put a serial killer to death. And we, reflecting our diversity, will take up various positions along the way.

Some will stand on permitting abortion but opposing the death pen...
December 6, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
It seems everyone these days likes to build up the idea in their own head that they are a "good american." Humans have long had the ability to rationalize and justify their own behavior, but these days, it seems particularly en vogue. the most common way to rationalize one's own greatness is to point out others badness.

For example, People who are card carrying NRA members point to their uncompromising position that they can own any firearm they want no matter what the government has to say...
November 21, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
If I tried to write an article on this subject, i'd only end up plagarizing Keith, so i'll just let his words stand...

OLBERMANN: And now as promised the special comment about the president‘s visit to Vietnam. It is a shame and it is embarrassing to us all when President Bush travels 8,000 miles only to wind up avoiding reality again. And it is pathetic to hear the leader of the free world talk so unrealistically about Vietnam, when it was he who permitted the Swift Boating of not one, b...
November 8, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
NBC News is reporting that Donald Rumsfeld will resign. This comes only a week after President Bush declared that the secretary would be in his cabinet until 2009 when the President's term expires. The President has now established, once again, his ability to "flip flop" when politically convenient.

He will be replaced by Bob Gates, another "good ol boy" from Texas A&M. Gates other recent resume entry includes working on the Baker / Hamilton commission that will unveil a new plan for Iraq i...
November 2, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Going into the weekend, no doubt, the election will be the dominat story. Experts tell us there are 7 key races where the Democrats can possibly obtain the majority. Here are my predictions on who will win each race. Feel free to add your own prediction.

Missouri - Talent vs. McCaskill

This one is called a toss up right now. Talent isn't as issues vulnerable as some like Santorum and Allen. I've seen polls putting each up by 5 points, and deadlocked.

Talent wins, 52 / 48

Montana - ...
November 1, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Most people in this country like Laura Bush. The ex-librarian comes across as that mom who always had some cookies and juice for the kids playing out back. She had the air of a traditional woman that some see as a thing of the past. Most people, even those who dislike the President and/ or his policies, liked Laura. For the most part, I like her. She has that goofy cross eyed thing like the one girl from the Dixie Chicks, but that aside, she's usually come across as an "all american traditional ...
October 25, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
You see it in articles and replies all the time. To paraphrase, it usually boils down to this..." stop saying things i can't deal with, or i'll censor your words." It matters not how polite the person is. It doesn't matter if the person refrains from insults and profanity. All that matters is that the host of the article can't effectively argue something, therefore his only course of action is that of any coward. Run and hide. In this case, censor the writer.

Of course, that's their choice. ...
October 25, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
October 23, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
the Republican party is desperate to hold power. For months now, candidates have waged highly negative campaigns to try to stop any takeover by the democrats of either house fo congress. The rhetoric has reached a fever pitch as those ads have seemingly lost their effectiveness. Out of the ashes of those unsuccessful attacks, the portable punditry has unleashed their latest round of "why everyone should still vote republican."

Now, the pundits speak of conservative philosophies. They try to ...
October 20, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This is the new ad by republican Paul Nelson. It is funny. Check it out here Link
July 19, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
He was a perennial starting quarterback in the NFL. He had endorsements that other players envy. He was truly one of the NFL's most exciting players. He got "the cover" of the most popular sports videogame franchises ever. As the old cliche goes, women wanted him and men wanted to be him. Michael Vick had it all.

So, last year, when Vick was busted in an airport for possession of a small amount of pot, most people were left wondering, "what is this guy thinking?" Even if someone doesn't hav...
July 12, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This afternoon, it was announced that Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey, will indeed keep her crown despite the efforts of an annonymous coward who threatened her and the title she had earned. Miss Polumbo should serve as an example to others who are the victims of a cold hearted coward that tries to use blackmail to achieve their means.

What she did was not back down. While i'm sure law enforcement was busy looking into the matter, the best thing she did was stand up, and put the photos that she...