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Eastern Diamondback's Articles
May 9, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Over the weekend I brought the family back home to Chicago for Mother's Day. My aunt (mom's sister), her husband, and my cousins dropped by my parents' house for the barbeque. While eating, one of my cousins let his opinion be known about "Neocons."

Last year my friend, his wife, and I were talking and somehow Pat Buchanan's book The Death of the West came up. She then went on a tirade about "Neocons" and how they hate Mexicans.

I've heard Donald Rumsfeld being chastised for being ...
May 5, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
As a follow-up to my article I hate St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd be an equal opportunity hater and express my disdain for Cinco de Mayo as well. This is a dumb celebration cooked up by Chicano nationalists in America. And the same idiotic "We're all Irish on St. Patrick's Day" crowd looks forward to getting drunk and causing trouble. Gringoes galore. Even el Presidente Jorge Bush is a fan.

Where I grew up there was a substantial community of Americans of Mexican descent. They weren'...
April 26, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Full article from the Chicago Tribune headline.

Student charged in hate-mail case

By Susan Kuczka
Tribune staff reporter
Published April 26, 2005, 2:17 PM CDT


A 19-year-old African-American student at Trinity International University has been charged with sending racially inflammatory hate mail to her classmates, prompting last week's evacuation of minority students from the north suburban school.

Alicia Hardin of Chicago was charged with disorderly conduct and committing a hate...
April 25, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Why was this pathetic, boring, unfunny show ever put on the air? How could TV Execs have sat around listening to someone pitch this idea and come to the conclusion that a pilot and a series was a good idea?

Even worse, why is this show in syndication now? Did it not do enough damage the first time around?
April 21, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
I just looked at an article that criticized heterosexual men for being upset thinking that homosexual men were attracted to them (personally, if what I've seen and heard is true, the perceptions of heterosexuals aren't always unwarrented). While this has nothing to do with homosexuals or homosexuality, I thought it made an interesting point about the male ego:


...The merits of polygamy versus monogamy have been debated for thousands of years. Both sides normally assume that men, of cours...
April 16, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Sick and tired of those lousy Canucks from the land of American Tories and Royalist Loyalists? Sick of those leftist bastards with their annoying criticisms, self-righteousness, and unfounded sense of superiority? Wanna stick it to 'em? Here's how:

Colonize Canada. We have 290 million people, they have 33 million. Let's have an all out federal program to encourage many of our citizens to head north (except Quebec), buy land, build communities, acquire Canadian citizenship (while maintain...
April 16, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Sick and tired of those lousy Canucks from the land of American Tories and Royalist Loyalists? Sick of those leftist bastards with their annoying criticisms, self-righteousness, and unfounded sense of superiority? Wanna stick it to 'em? Here's how:

Colonize Canada. We have 290 million people, they have 33 million. Let's have an all out federal program to encourage many of our citizens to head north (except Quebec), buy land, build communities, acquire Canadian citizenship (while maintain...
April 13, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
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I just found out on the local news that Mr. Jeffrey Ake is also a University of Illinois alumnus, also with a history degree. My thoughts are with him and his family. He's a bottled water and liquid packaging man, for crying out loud. Let him go.

Unfortunately I don't have any faith that he'll survive. I'm going to suggest that all Americans in the country should be fitted with a tracking device.
I have a very morbid mind. I often think about violence and death. I've tried to i...
March 30, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Well, it appears tornado season is arriving here in Illinois at its normal time. I've seen tornado warnings as early as mid-February and as late as late October here. I'm looking out the window now and I see a completely clear sky and a sun that is getting close to falling below the treetops. But the line of storms will be here soon. We enjoyed a beautiful, albeit windy, 75 degree day here. Tomorrow should be about 20 degrees cooler. Tornado season means one thing here. There will be at l...
March 28, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
With today being my thirty-fifth birthday, I decided to rummage through the crap in my basement to see what I've collected over the years. I got to the musical collection. I reached in the box and pulled out a Ministry cd, The Land Of Rape And Honey. It was a cassette tape when I first got it as an angry youth during my freshman year of college. But my lousy walkman way back when tore the tape up. So I later got the cd. I can't understand why I ever put this album in a carboard box in the ...
March 17, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Who is audtioning for a role to do a silly dance and touch body parts that are affected by:

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea?

Hey! Pepto-Bismol!

I'm watching the Illinois NCAA basketball game and this stupid commercial for Pepto-Bismol. Now I can't get this song out of my head. And I think about the actors in it. Do they brag to their friends that they're in it? Do they put this on their resumés?

Look, I appreciate Pepto-Bismol. When you need it, you need ...
March 17, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Ok, perhaps hate is too strong a word. Can't stand is more appropriate.

I grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the 70's and 80's. The neighborhood was made up of various groups of people. There were those of Polish, Irish, Mexican, Lithuanian, Bohemian/Moravian (what you would call Czech) and German descent. If I had to guess ratios in 1980, I'd say 30%, 25%, 15%, 7.5%, 7.5%, 5% , 10% other (Slovakian, Slovenian, Croatian, Greek, French, Puerto Rican, Scandinavian are some I recall), ...
March 17, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Purple Foxes Assist in Flying City of
Chicago Flag Over Ar Ramadi, Iraq
March 15, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Harvard Faculty: No Confidence in President

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences passed a no-confidence vote against President Lawrence Summers (search) on Tuesday, the latest setback for the embattled university leader who has come under fire for his managerial style and comments on women in science.

Whether what Summers said was factual or not is immaterial. Summers made the mistake of making statements that were not certified by the PC Commissars in control of the...
March 15, 2005 by Eastern Diamondback
Nobody said these Aztlan-loving, Che-worshipping fuckfaces were intelligent.

Somebody should have told this retard that Tucson, AZ, where this picture was taken, did not become a part of the United States due to the Mexican-American War. The land south of the Gila River in Arizona (last time I was there the river was dry) was purchased by the US from Mexico in the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. The deal was worth $10 million.

And someone should tell this intellectual lightweight that the ...