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Interpol Releases Wanted List

By D. E. Carson, published on Feb 10, 2009

Interpol, you know, that organization that investigates international movie piracy according to some DVDs that you buy?  Well it seems that they are hunting for bigger fish to fry.

And some of those fish have been in American custody...

Back in January I wrote What Price Security?, an article in which I emphatically stated that releasing the detainees was a bone-headed idea.  I cited the following:

Military intelligence reports that 18 of the already released enemy combatants from Guantanamo have returned to their terrorist roots.

Which of course immediately drew... (more)

Tags: terrorists, interpol, movie piracy, mark denbeaux, gtmo, al-qaida

Dancing With The Stars Season Eight Announced

By D. E. Carson, published on Feb 9, 2009

Face it, this sort of thing happens to almost every television series we've ever loved. It's called "jumping the shark".

Jumping the Shark is a term that harkens back to the famous episode of Happy Days where Fonzie literally rides his motorcycle in a stunt involving him jumping over a shark tank. From that point on, the series basically went down hill. The episode was so devastating to Happy Days that its plot became synonymous with that point in a TV series' life when it is gasping its last breath to stay on the air so it features something that is supposed... (more)

Tags: new york, football, nfl, movie, hollywood, sex

What Price Security?

By D. E. Carson, published on Jan 23, 2009

 

Unlike many conservatives, I was hoping to give President Barack Obama an honest chance.  I really wanted to see how he was going to operate before I started in on him.  In fact, I had already prepared a column in which I was actually saying something nice about him.  But before I could finalize the column and get it submitted, I was forced to change my column.  In other words, “a funny thing happened on the way to my computer.”

On the morning of Obama’s second full day in the Oval Office, he bone-headed a pretty important decision – he signed an executive order to close the... (more)

Tags: 911, 9/11, terrorists, america, peace, barack obama, president obama, guantanamo bay, world trade center, osama bin laden

Inaugural Speech Falls Flat

By D. E. Carson, published on Jan 20, 2009

 

Ho hum.  Yawn.  Zzzzz…  These are representations of many who heard the inaugural address of America’s first black president.  Even Democratic pundits had a very hard time finding anything outstanding in President Obama’s speech.  The idea that these words will be engraved in granite forces one to ask just what the hell is the criteria for engraving words in granite?  One CBS News reporter was more interested in forcing Americans to get used to the words “President Barack Obama” than he was in what Obama had to say.

There was nothing arousing about Obama’s speech.  It was dull,... (more)

Tags: politics, obama inaugrual speech, us president

Cardinal Em-boldin-ed To Spoil Victory

By D. E. Carson, published on Jan 19, 2009

It was bound to happen. Somewhere along the line, someone was not likely to to be happy about the Arizona Cardinals going to the Super Bowl. Who knew it would be an Arizona Cardinal?Arizona Cardinal Anquan Boldin got in to a shouting match with the team's offensive coordinator, Todd Haley during Sunday's NFC Championship game. That wasn't enough for Boldin. According to CBS Sports' Mike Freeman, Boldin, "tried to ruin the [Cardinal's] Super Bowl celebration with his childishness." Freeman even went so far as to call Boldin a "jackass".When time ran out on the game, Boldin bolted from the field,... (more)

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Sheriff Joe Strikes Again

By D. E. Carson, published on Jan 17, 2009

 

Chalk one more up for Maricopa, Arizona County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  He's got hip-hop goon DMX in his clutches and wearing pink underwear.

According to Yahoo Music's Billy Johnson, Jr., in his "Hip-Hop Media Training" blog, rapper DMX is serving true hard time in Arizona's most famous penal system for animal cruelty, drug involvement and fraud.  "Sheriff Joe" told Fox & Friends that he has had the policy of pink T-shirts, underwear and socks in place because inmates at the Maricopa County jail kept stealing the white underwear, so to prevent any future inmates from absconding... (more)

Tags: hip-hop, music, education

Obama Stimulus Plan Comes At A High Price

By D. E. Carson, published on Jan 15, 2009

Originally said to cost somewhere between $725 billion and $775 billion, aides to PEBO who are working on the proposal are beginning to see the cost being closer to $850 billion.

Included in the bill is $85-$90 billion to states who can't manage their own budgets and feel they are entitled to a government bailout.  Another $80 billion is intended to go to states for educational programs in the hopes of heading off cuts in school programs and increases in property tax bills.  After that comes #25 billion in subsidies to laid-off workers to cover health insurance, $35 billion for extended... (more)

Tags: obama, economic recession, stimulus package, big brother, economic bailout, taxes

Senate Appointee Burris Rejected

By D. E. Carson, published on Jan 6, 2009

Roland Burris was rejected today from taking his place in the recently vacated seat of President Elect Barack Obama (PEBO). Burris was appointed by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in accordance with the requirements of the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

“I will not be accepted, I will not be seated.” Burris told a group of reporters at an impromptu news conference across the street from the U.S. Capitol. “I am not seeing to have any type of confrontation.” Burris said, but he did indicate that if necessary, he would file necessary paperwork to have... (more)

Tags: obama, united states, america, appointee burris

Same Pinhead Twice The Hate

By D. E. Carson, published on Dec 8, 2008

Yesterday, December 7, Jeremiah Wright stepped back into familiar territory as he preached a sermon from his beloved Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for the first time since Barack Obama was elected president. Carson’s Corner doesn’t know if the president-elect or his biggest fan (Doprah) were in attendance however, it was no secret that Wright was “in da house!”

“Today”, Wright said, “Is December Seventh. The day America attacked Japan and killed thousands of Japanese civilians with an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Two days later, America killed more Japanese civilians in Nagasaki.”

... (more)

Tags: obama, jeremiah wright, preacher

Black Friday Stomp

By D. E. Carson, published on Dec 2, 2008

On Black Friday, 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour never knew what hit him. Frankly, that’s not even Wal-Mart’s fault. Damour was working at a Long Island, NY Wal-Mart when the doors opened at 5:00 to allow shoppers into the store to begin the Christmas Shopping Season. Throngs of bargain-seekers clamored through the doors when they opened and Mr. Damour’s life came to a very abrupt and tragic end.

There is only one word in the English language that even comes close to describing this incident: stupid.

It isn’t Damour’s fault, he was doing the job he was told to do. It isn’t Wal-Mart’s... (more)

Tags: wallmart shoppers, black friday at wallmart, commercial christmas, consumerism

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