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…or at 86.  The WaPo article says 83, the photo caption says 86.

 In any event, he was a great actor, and a fine representative of the NRA.

For we children of the 60s, history is such a heart-rending thing:

It is 76 years since Cheeta the chimp was plucked from the African jungle to become a Hollywood star in the Tarzan movies. Yet incredibly, he is still going strong…

On Johnny Weissmuller: “Dear old Johnny was more typecast than I was. I remember we were both up for the role of Terry in On the Waterfront and the casting director told Johnny he was wasting his time. I got a callback but it came to nothing. He went off to start a swimming-pool company. Swimming was never my thing.”

Isn’t it amazing, though, all the chimp has seen?

[Editor's note: This is a guest post by Nancy Matthis of ADMC]

The role of Hispanic immigrants in precipitating the mortgage meltdown is obvious. Media outlets have been skirting the subject, presenting individual cases as victims deserving of sympathy.

One such article appeared in the Washington Post, describing the shattered hopes of an Hispanic woman:

‘My House. My Dream. It Was All an Illusion.’

Latina’s Loss in Va. Epitomizes Mortgage Crisis

By Brigid Schulte
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Despite her poor credit, Honduran immigrant Glenda Ortiz easily got a subprime loan for this Alexandria home, bought in 2005 for $430,000. It was foreclosed on last year….

She looked at only one house and paid too much for it: $430,000 for a run-down, one-story duplex in Alexandria, triple what the house had sold for the year before, and $5,000 more than the asking price, according to real estate records.

She agreed to a high-interest loan that would cost her more than $3,000 a month, more than 70 percent of the $4,200 that she and her husband brought home monthly.

She signed papers in English that she didn’t understand….

The four-page article details how she was duped by other Hispanics, craftier than she was, who used their credit to secure a mortgage for which she was liable.
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As many astute NOVA TH readers are already aware, the pro-family champion Ken Cuccinelli announced his campaign for Attorney General this week.  Please head on over to his new Cuccinelli for AG website and sign up to support him as a delegate in 2009!

It seems that talks have begun between Osama-bama and Clinton…..Bill Clinton that is.  With Bore-rock being grilled by the liberal press on some very touchy issues and Hilly starting to regain her popularity and charm, it seems that Bill has been causing alot of trouble in the Obama camp.  Word has it that there has already been 2 private meetings between BJ and Bore-rock.  The discussions alude to how to keep BJ quiet and from doing further harm.  A deal is being made as we speak to allow BJ to have the VP spot with Bore-rock if he will just shut-up about these embarrassing issues in Bore-rocks’ past (and present, it would seem).

When BJ was asked if any of this was true, the only thing he had to say was “I can’t comment at this time but I will tell you that if it were to be, Hillary would bow out of the race to support me as any good wife should.  And Hillary is a damn good wife!”

Now I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t believe Hilly to be just any old fool.  Not when April shows her as being first in this race.  I think that BJ is just one big joke. 

First, I believe there are those that are peaceful Muslims. But just as Christians have sects that fight each other, Muslims have violent types as well.

Yesterday, a video was released that depicted violence juxtaposed with text of the Qur’an and quotations of spectacularly non-peaceful Muslims. It was placed on LiveLeak.com, but after they received many death threats, the video was pulled off. The removal statement byLiveLeak is rather chilling. What is sad, is that those that find it offensive I can understand, but those that threaten to kill people because of the offense only prove that the video is at least partially true.  Those Muslims that are reasonable, that find the video offensive yet share no values with people that perform the acts perpetrated on the video should find at least as much offense at those that have committed these acts in the name of their religion as those that point out these criminals.

If the Muslim world had as many protests with people rioting in the streets over the despicable actions of those that desecrate  the idea of Islam being a religion of peace then this kind of video would hold no traction with anyone. That there were fewer Muslims demonstrating against the criminals that flew airplanes into the World Trade Center than there were people celebrating gives the makers of this kind of video credit.

When people defame the Christian religion, you generally do not see rioting in the streets, and there is nearly universal protest against those that resort to violence in the name of Christianity. If the same were true for Islam, perhaps this video would never have been made, and if it were, it would not have gained any attention.
It does appear to be counter intuitive to say “We are a religion of peace, and if you say anything we don’t like, we will kill you!”

Useful Idiots

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Well, it’s official. Democrat congressmen Bonior, McDermott, and Thompson, shilled against their own country on Saddam’s dime. Saddam paid for the trip. These three dolts who went to Iraq to take the opportunity to play partizan politics, acted as spokesmen for Saddam Hussein before the start of the second Gulf War. Unfortunately they did not realise that they actually were spokesmen for Saddam. This is both hilarious and tragic. I am sure that, being Democrats, Bonior, McDermott, and Thompson did not know. They were just too stupid to check. Lenin is laughing in Hell — his prescience is uncanny.

A prudent congressman, granted this is a term that is becoming an oxymoron, normally checks who is footing the bill, especially when going to a place like Saddam’s Iraq. When comparing Saddam to Bush it is obvious to the fevered mind of the Democrat that Saddam can be trusted sometimes, while any Republican President can never be trusted. These three were in such a rush to say as much that they did not bother to look at Saddam or Muthanna Al-Hanooti.

Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a Michigan charity official, [prosecutors say] was charged Wednesday with setting up the junket at the behest of Saddam’s regime. Iraqi intelligence officials allegedly paid for the trip through an intermediary and rewarded Al-Hanooti with 2 million barrels of Iraqi oil.

Bonior, McDermott, and Thompson, Democrats one and all, will heretofore be referenced as “The Three Stooges.” The Three Stooges were in such a rush to score political points against Bush that they did not bother to determine where the money came from. The trip was tagged as a ‘fact finding trip.’ I am sure that Saddam’s handlers would give these three characters free reign around the countryside. From AP

Oklahoma Sen. Don Nickles, then the second-ranking Senate Republican, said the Democrats “sound somewhat like spokespersons for the Iraqi government.” Seattle-area conservatives dubbed McDermott “Baghdad Jim” for the Iraq trip

The Senator noted that the three stooges sounded like some of Saddam’s thugs who did the talking for his regime. Why did these three engage in these antics: BDS. Bush Derangement Syndrome goes right up to the leadership of the Democrat house. They have lost sight of the fact that we are Americans first and our party affiliate second or third.

The Three Stooges used this trip to paint Iraq as a country united against us and behind Saddam. Baghdad Jim (D) WA (a.k.a. “Larry”), spoke of how he expected Bush to mislead us. David Bonior (D) MI (a.k.a. “Mo”) was convinced Saddam was fully cooperative. Bonior was the number two Democrat in the House in 2002. He voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism in September of 2001. To Bonior, we can’t go over there and we can’t keep em from coming over here.

Thompson claims he was there to see how the children of Iraq were faring. The evil trade embargo was having a negative impact upon them. In the meantime, Saddam had managed to funnel millions into the pockets U.N. officials. The U.S. was blamed for the misery in Iraq through the 90′s and before 2002. With some people, we just can’t win.

Whether they intended to or not, these three fools did give aid and comfort to the enemy. They shilled for Hussein in a manner reminiscent of Lord Haw Haw or Tokyo Rose. They are despicable. What is worse is that they are typical. Recall the human shields that went to Iraq before the war? The NYT blew the cover on an operation that was intercepting cell traffic between terrorists outside our country. Pelosi just scuttled the law that allowed for electronic surveliance of terrorists outside the country. There is a mindset that allows our internal politics to venture outside our borders. This mindset will destroy us eventually, for this behavior will only escalate over time. We used to prosecute people for acting like this and they suffered for such dalliances.

UPDATE I

Mc Dermott did not care that he as a tool for Saddam