Thank you Barry Obama – thank you for proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that you’re a typical liberal willing to pander to the fascist notion of “political correctness.” At least you have got some things done.
After delivering a rousing speech on race that, for a minute even had me fooled, Barack Obama turns around and sacrifices free speech for the comforts of political correctness, and all in the name of race. Barry the “great American” decided to ask one of his delegates and supporters to step down after she was accused at making a “racist” comment. While the comment was laughable and the accusation of racism a stretch, to say the least, the implications this incident has to the future of the First Amendment in this country is nothing to laugh at. His actions, as well as the actions of others involved in this case illustrate how our right to free speech is being replaced with state-sponsored Political Correctness. A disturbing thought, indeed!
Here’s what happened - Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski, a Carpentersville village trustee, apparently told two neighbor children who were playing in the tree next-door to her house to, “quit playing in the tree like monkeys.” Apparently, the mother of these lovely, African-American children considered the comment to be racist and she called the Carpentersville police. Ramirez-Sliwinski said she did not mean the comment as a racial slur – she claims to have said it because she was worried that the children might fall from the tree and hurt themselves. The police apparently didn’t see it that way, and issued her a $75 ticket for “disorderly conduct, which they define as “When a person does something that alarms or disturbs another.”
And when it rains, it truly pours for Ms. Ramirez-Sliwinski. Before this incident, she was elected as an Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and reportedly displays an Obama sign proudly in her front yard. Not anymore! In addition to the ticket, the incident persuaded Obama’s campaign (it’s always his people doing the dirty work) to call her and ask her to step aside as a delegate, citing her remarks as “divisive and unacceptable.” Ramirez-Sliwinski complied, citing she also will not run again as Carpentersville village trustee.
In her defense, the allegations of “racism” are a bit of a stretch. First of all, as a Carpentersville village trustee, Ramirez-Sliwinski has a reputation for representing the area’s 40 percent Hispanic population. Some of the … ahem … highlights of her tenure include opposing an English-only proposition and an ordinance to crack down on illegal immigrants. Granted these actions seem to benefit the Hispanic population of which she is a member, but they still clearly indicate a leaning to the left. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned, liberals can do no wrong!
Let’s take a look at what was said. Monkeys? Seriously? Now I’m no zoologist, but I’m fairly certain that most species of monkey is known for cavorting about in trees in a wild and unrestrained fashion. Hence, children recklessly playing in trees could very well draw a legitimate comparison. In fact, my childhood memories include an incident when my brother and I were furiously jumping on and off the living room couch. Our (white) grandmother demanded we “stop acting like monkeys” or she would tell our father. Rather than phoning the ACLU, my brother and I wisely opted to find another, less rambunctious form of amusement.
This sordid case bears more than just a passing resemblance to the infamous “water buffalo” incident that happened in 1993 at the University of Pennsylvania. For those who don’t recall, then-freshman Eden Jacobowitz yelled "Shut up, you water buffalo. If you're looking for a party, there's a zoo a mile from here" from his dormitory window to a group of black women who were making noise and interrupting his studying. The infuriated women charged Jacobowitz with racial harassment under the university's hate-speech policy. In his defense, Jacobowitz insisted his comment was not racist, and that the phrase was a rough translation of a Hebrew slang "Behema," which is used by Jews to refer to a loud, rowdy person. Unlike the case involving Ramirez-Sliwinski, this one had a happy ending - the women later dropped the charges and Jacobowitz settled his lawsuit against the university. (Score one for free speech advocates everywhere!)
Putting all humor aside, though, this situation illustrates in grave detail that the true threat to free speech in this country is not coming from the right, it’s coming from the left … and in juggernaut-like fashion. What’s even more disturbing is the insidious way in which the law and “propriety” were used to legally enforce political correctness, as if it were law. For comparing the children to monkeys, the police write Ramirez-Sliwinski a ticket, Barry’s people asked her to step down, and she no doubt was pressured by the remaining Carpentersville village trustees to not seek re-election. The message here is disturbing as it is clear - be politically correct, or suffer dire consequences.
So, its seems the liberals have succeeded at legislating morality - their morality. While there’s no official law on the books that states all speech must be politically correct, and there are no official punishment guidelines for transgressors, the evil of political correctness has become the law of the land, thus usurping our rights as Americans. (Expect the liberals to be dancing in the streets.) And poor Ms. Ramirez-Sliwinski has become yet another casualty in this ongoing war on the First Amendment. But Americans who believe that their First Amendment rights are more important than Political Correctness must stand up and fight these insidious forces within our very country. When one person misspeaks, it’s easy for them to pounce, but when everyone stands up against this intolerance and injustice, it become impossible to ignore. So stand up and be heard, for if we don’t exercise our voices now, we might not have the opportunity to do so later.
If we don't, it could be like my Uncle Glenn always used to say, “You don’t know what you got until it’s gone.”
Via: The Tartan student newspaper: While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama’s event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama. The Tartan’s correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, “Get me more white people, we need more white people.” To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, “We’re moving you, sorry. It’s going to look so pretty, though.”
“I didn’t know they would say, ‘We need a white person here,’ ” said attendee and senior psychology major Shayna Watson, who sat in the crowd behind Mrs. Obama. “I understood they would want a show of diversity, but to pick up people and to reseat them, I didn’t know it would be so outright.”
Politics as usual but I think that Jeralyn is right. If someone from Hillary's campaign demanded more black people, this would be covered 24/7 by the cable news and all over network news. All we'd hear about was how racist and manipulative the Clinton camp is.
Allow me to preface this post by saying that I like men. In fact, I'll go so far as to say I love a very select few. I'm raising two boys to hopefully be great men someday. This is not a bashing of men.
However, I just read this piece by Glenn Sacks talking about how the media minimizes the contribution of men to their families. While I agree with much of what Mr. Sacks is saying I took great umbrage and yes I do mean GREAT UMBRAGE with a small section. In fact, this section:
This is a terribly unfair distortion because it disregards the fact that men are usually their families’ primary breadwinners, and often make great sacrifices in that role. Studies which account for the total amount of work that husbands and wives contribute to their households–including housework, child care, and employment–confirm that men contribute at least as much to their families as women do.
I have a problem with that. Shocked? Probably not. I have no doubt that many men and I'll even say an overwhelming majority of men probably do contribute, at least, as much to their families as women do. BUT the way that paragraph is written implies or generally states that all men do. Allow me to say this...THAT IS COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT!
Here are some people I know. We have a woman that is the Primary breadwinner and easily does more than her share of childcare and chores. Not to say that her spouse doesn't contribute. He definitely does but it is not equal and HE does way more household chores and childcare than any other husband/father I've ever personally witnessed.
Then we have the stay at home mom and breadwinner dad. Dad does help with some cooking, some chores and does the "man stuff" but since he's the worker and she the home person; it shouldn't be and isn't equal on the homefront.
Third we have another mom/dad team, who, probably earn even money. They split the chores and childcare. Even Steven.
Last but certainly not least, we had stay at home mom and worker dad. Mom did EVERYTHING on the homefront except sometimes worker dad took out the trash. Plus, many periods existed where homemom had to also work full-time. This did not alleviate her homechores it only lightened a little bit of "childcare". "Childcare" was picked up by out-of-workdad. Out-of-workdad didn't do chores, nope, Overworked-Mom just had to do the chores upon returning home and fix any fuck ups that occurred in her absence. A part-time job could have been made from that alone.
That is my experience. So, you can say that I find the generalizations about men to be crap. Lots of men do lots of great things. Some go above and beyond. But some are lazy pieces of shit and they should not be allowed to sit under the blanket Mr. Sacks so generously weaved for them.
Yesterday's post got us all talking about age of consent and abortion. This is a really sticky issue because abortion causes such visceral reactions in people. Parental notification laws always bring out the same extreme arguments. What if the 12 year old is pregnant by her own father? Or she was raped, etc...
Yes, extreme situations occur. But that in no way means the law needs to be written in a way that takes away the rights of responsible parents and flushes them down the toilet. There should be consistency in the law. If a child is mature enough to make the decision to terminate her pregnancy; then why is she not old enough to consent to sex in the first place?
How many boys under age 18 have been labeled sex offenders and now have lifetime records for having consensual sex with these MINORS? Let's remember that so many of you think they are mature enough to consent to a life changing medical procedure but not to the sex that got them pregnant, in the first place.
We as parents are responsible for making decisions that we deem to be in the best interest of our children, until our children reach the age society determined was adulthood. Yes, some parents will force their daughter to birth a child, others will force their daughter to have an abortion. This is a horrible situation and it is compounded by bad laws and people with agendas. There should always be small loopholes for extreme situations but the overwhelming majority of these situations aren't extreme. Parents have every right to decide what is best for their child, honestly, who knows that child better? You?
"I do not believe that anyone should make promises as a candidate for president that they cannot keep if elected," he said. "To promise a withdrawal of our forces from Iraq, regardless of the calamitous consequences to the Iraqi people, our most vital interests and the future of the Middle East, is the height of irresponsibility" and "a failure of leadership."
That's what I'm talking about. No experience = bad decisions. I've had enough of that. I want more than just platitudes about hope from the next President. Is it really too much to ask that people tell you exactly what they plan to do? Is it too much that they tell you the truth? I'm sick to death of being sold a pretty package full of nothing.
John McCain may not be young or pretty but I know that he means what he says. Despite the fact that I don't agree with him more than 60% of the time, at least that 60% is solid.
That isn't afraid to say that allowing gays to marry is fine. Even Sir "Hope and Change" can't mange to be in favor of full marital rights for same sex couples. It's always the same civil union canard.
If you are fine with 14 year olds having abortions without parental consent; how much worse do you think being pro-same sex marriage will be for you?
Seriously, in my mind, I find it offensive that people think that parental rights stop when their pet political issue is on the line. And while I understand that people have "issues" with same sex marriage, I don't give a rat's ass. Two loving adults want to make a commitment to each other, to spend their lives in a faithful union...I just don't understand how promoting family, fidelity and love is worse than underage abortions and gun bans.
The personal chemistry between Bush and Putin has weathered severe rows between their two countries and was on display again as the U.S. leader held a farewell summit on the Black Sea a month before Putin steps down.
Speaking to reporters at Putin's vacation retreat, Bush said they worked to "find ways to be agreeable when we disagree".
"You're not afraid to tell me what's on your mind. And when it's all said and done, we can shake hands," Bush told Putin on Saturday.
Putin spoke warmly of "George".
"I always appreciated his superior human qualities: honesty, openness and ability to hear a partner," said Putin, standing beside the U.S. leader at a news conference after their meeting on Sunday. "This is worth a lot."
Awwww, isn't that sweet? They still have feelings for each other despite the very public break up they had a few years back... Personally, I'm not that forgiving. Don't get me wrong, I can be very forgiving but one thing will insure that I seek retribution. Airing my intimate/private business in public. Embarrass me publicly and you'll be looking for your testicles to the ends of the earth and you won't find them...because they will have already been digested by the first carnivore I bumped into.
Daily showers are not a health hazard. That myth was debunked long ago and they are generally recommended for public health and courtesy. If you can't manage it, try washing your tops and tails, eh?
While there has been talk of risks associated with use of anti-perspirants/deodorants, there is a bigger health risk associated with driving, drinking, drug use, being an asshole in public, saying inappropriate remarks in a room full of drunks, and eating poorly.
Please, for the love of humanity and those of us with oversensitive olfactory senses, use some. That green cloud that surrounds you isn't your awesome aura, it's your aroma and it reeks.
But looking at these electoral data suggests to me that there's another tribal divide going on here, one that separates voters more profoundly than even race (well, maybe not more profoundly than race in Mississippi but in other states). That's the divide between academics and Jacksonians. In state after state, we have seen Obama do extraordinarily well in academic and state capital enclaves. In state after state, we have seen Clinton do extraordinarily well in enclaves dominated by Jacksonians.
Academics and public employees (and of course many, perhaps most, academics in the United States are public employees) love the arts of peace and hate the demands of war. Economically, defense spending competes for the public-sector dollars that academics and public employees think are rightfully their own. More important, I think, warriors are competitors for the honor that academics and public employees think rightfully belongs to them. Jacksonians, in contrast, place a high value on the virtues of the warrior and little value on the work of academics and public employees. They have, in historian David Hackett Fischer's phrase, a notion of natural liberty: People should be allowed to do what they want, subject to the demands of honor. If someone infringes on that liberty, beware: The Jacksonian attitude is, "If you attack my family or my country, I'll kill you." And he (or she) means it. The academic who hears the Rev. Jeremiah Wright declaiming, "God damn America," is not unnerved. He hears this sort of thing on campus all the time. The Jacksonian who watches the tape sees an enemy of everything he holds dear.
Wendy Petherick said the reptile clamped its jaws down on her leg while she was in waist-deep water and attempted to pull her under, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday.
"For a croc that size, a two-meter (6.5 foot) croc, and being a little person I had to fight back," she said. "He would have dragged me, death rolled me and killed me. He just grabbed me by the leg, if he would have grabbed me up towards my stomach, I reckon I would have been dead."
She said the croc gave up on trying to make her into a snack after her husband, Norm Moreen, jumped on the beast and attacked its eyes. Petherick said she likely would have died without the rescue.
"There's no time for fears you see, when you want to save someone, especially the one you love," Moreen said.
That story reminds me of my late and most beloved Buttons. Talk about love... I know it's weird but my dog saved my son's life and he did it out of love. I'm sure I told this story before but since I just had a flashback...you get one too!
Before my Dad died, he and my mom retired to their country house about 2 hours outside of Detroit. He retired because he wanted to chill, but we know that he loved his bongs. In fact, good quality water pipes and oil rigs were his sole interest! Anyway, we went out there for one of the holiday weekends, I'm pretty sure it was Labor Day weekend. Anyway, my dad used to make fun of Buttons because he was so sweet and not threatening in any way. He always called him stupid dog because one of his ears was always flopping down and it wasn't a very German Shepherd like trait. Dad said that Buttons always had a dumb look on his face.
He didn't, he was just a really sweet 100+ pound German Shepherd. On this particular day in 2000, Jake was just shy of his 3rd birthday and he went down the hill to the pond with my dad to watch the geese and ducks swimming. He wasn't in danger of drowning because he was wearing a life vest, dad was in the coop getting feed while Jake waited.
All of the sudden we heard a howl and then a growl. The howl was a small pack of wild dogs and a coyote heading straight for Jake. My heart stopped and I was screaming and running. There was no way anyone including my dad was going to get to Jake before the pack. Jake had wandered a bit and the pack was in between my dad and my son. The growl we heard almost an instant later, came from Buttons, who, was charging down the hill toward Jake at a speed I didn't know he was capable of. Buttons went for the coyote and took him down, the rest of the pack ran away. Buttons, without a doubt, saved Jake's life and earned my dad's respect. That was the last time my dad called him stupid. He became "good dog" from that day till my dad died a year later.
When Buttons died Jake told me that he prayed for Buttons to find his Papa (my dad) in heaven, so that he (Buttons) wouldn't be alone. Then he laughed and said it would be funny if Papa had to see that floppy ear forever.
Senators John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton released dueling advertisements Wednesday that highlighted how the housing crisis has come to dominate the presidential race, with Mrs. Clinton using a version of her red-phone commercial to question Mr. McCain’s ability to handle the souring economy.
In the advertisement, the Clinton campaign again portrays a family asleep in the middle of the night when the phone rings, meant to evoke a national crisis. The narrator then intones, “John McCain just said the government shouldn’t take any real action in the housing crisis; he’d let the phone keep ringing.”
Within hours, the McCain campaign released an advertisement on the Internet. It starts with images of the Clinton advertisement, with the narrator then commenting, “Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama just said they’d solve the problem by raising your taxes — more money out of your pockets.”
This is a good place to attack McCain since he has already admitted to being an economic retard. Here's the thing though, we don't elect economists to be Presidents. We elect leaders that we believe are best suited to decision making. They don't have to be economists or military strategists. They have to be smart and capable of hiring good economists, strategists and anything they need to assist them in making decisions for us.
Still, McCain was a dolt for outing himself as a weakling on economic issues and he deserves the hits he's no doubt going to take until November.
After heavy opposition from Russia, NATO denied membership to Georgia nd Ukraine but they did say that they would be members someday. Someday when we grow a pair and aren't afraid the Russian will be mad at us...
NATO decided Thursday not to put Georgia and Ukraine on track to join the alliance after vehement Russian opposition, but the alliance pledged that the strategically important Black Sea nations will become members one day.
Senior American officials also said that NATO leaders agreed to fully endorse U.S. missile defense plans for Europe and urge Russia to drop its objections to the system.
French and German concern over Russia's reaction dashed the two former Soviet republics' hopes of being granted a "membership action plan" that bring them into the alliance within the next five to 10 years.
But alliance Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said NATO welcomes the countries' aspirations to join. "We agree today that these countries will become members of NATO," he said.
Well, at least, they have some hope for becoming members of the group eventually. Does NATO still serve a real purpose or are they becoming like the U.N., a hollow shell of what they once were?
One positive note. Now that France has a President that isn't a cheese eating surrender monkey, they will be sending more troops and elite forces into Afghanistan to help us out over there.
YAY! Layfayette can finally rest in peace again...
Sen. Debbie Stabenow's [D,MI] husband, Thomas Athans, 46, was stopped by police who were investigating prostitution at the hotel, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press under the state Freedom of Information Act.
Athans, co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network, apologized in a statement issued by his attorney and said he "fully cooperated with law enforcement. My family and I are dealing with this matter in a personal and private way."
I know what you're thinking. You want to know where are the jokes and insults. I'm not going to make them. I went after Spitzer because he was a special type of scum. I don't go after people just for being cheaters. That's between the couple. I'm just saying that the continued criminalization of sex for money is stupid.
All men pay for sex, one way or another. When they go to a "pro", it's just simpler and more upfront. When they buy you dinner first, it's called dating. If they get laid, they feel "lucky". Sure because they shelled out the money and got what they were hoping to get. Married guys pay too. Not always with money but unless you are on your honeymoon, there is always a little "negotiating" before sex. I'm not saying it to be cynical, I'm saying it because it's basically true. Men want sex and woman decide if they are getting it. Either way, the simple fact is all men pay for sex.
I will not ban Mr. Wonderful for his comments because he did not attack anyone here personally, unlike many others of you who can't manage to start talking without blasting an insult my way. He never attributed the "racist" remark to Obama, in fact he further stated:
Granted, Barry never said this ... at least, not to my knowledge. (It would make for one hell of a blog if he did!) But as inflammatory as those two little words might seem, they should give you Obama Apologists a good idea as to how some whites regard Barry's associations and their somewhat questionable views on race ... and his (white) grandmother. And try as he might, ol' Barry still hasn't been able to fully reconcile that with some white voters.
He tried repeatedly to engage but was rebuffed, insulted and DISRESPECTED by many of the regular commenters right away. Day 1.
Many of you are offended by his words. Guess what? I'm offended regularly, not by Mr. Wonderful but by many of my friends here. If you want me to start quoting, it could get very uncomfortable for some of you. Friends say things, in the heat of the moment, but still some of it is really vicious. I was ready to pull the plug on the blogging thing because I was sick of being your personal Conservative whipping girl. I didn't. Instead, I brought in back up.
Mr. Wonderful is a close, personal friend of mine. He was treated woefully on his first day here but still he persisted. Many of you welcomed him by savagely ripping him to shreds and he responded in kind. You treat people in the manner you wish to be treated. He came here as my guest, my friend and I hoped my other friends would give him a fair shake. It didn't happen but I have some hope that it will. You all are my friends and your continued visits to my corner of the world are important to me. Mr. Wonderful is my friend, he is someone that is very important to me and he isn't going anywhere. Maybe now that you all know that, you can try again. If you don't want to, I understand. No hard feelings.
The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary
Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate
investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back
farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.
Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old
Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the
investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who
was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair.
When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee
staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three
people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.
“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was
an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the
rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of
Can we just start this political season over with new candidates? Please?
When it comes to being labeled "a liberal," Barack Obama is dismissive. "Oh, he's liberal. He's liberal," he said recently in describing a characterization of him by Republicans. "Let me tell you something. There's nothing liberal about wanting to reduce money in politics. It's common sense. . . . There's nothing liberal about wanting to make sure that everybody has health care."
Sounds good to me. Sure, it sounds really reasonable. But then if he kept talking he'd sound way less reasonable....
On economic policy, Mr. Obama favors higher income, Social Security and corporate taxes. He also mentioned important notes about data security, key for hard drive recovery companies like this. He supports massive increases in domestic spending and greater government regulation of the economy. He favors a significantly larger role for the federal government in health care. He opposes the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Higher taxes, higher spending and opposition to NAFTA. That's pretty standard liberal fare.
Mr. Obama has criticized the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a partial birth abortion ban, and he wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. He voted against John Roberts and Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court. In Illinois, Mr. Obama supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns. And he supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
Having a problem with the Partial Birth Abortion Ban? That's fucking EXTREME liberal and the article doesn't mention but he also has a problem with parental notification for minors seeking abortions. Schools need parental permission to give out aspirin but condoms and abortions - THOSE ARE COOL? Banning handguns is really extreme. We aren't talking about AK47's, he means handguns. So, he has a problem with the 2nd Amendment... Supports giving illegals driving privileges but I, a legal citizen, shouldn't be allowed to own a handgun for for self defense? Yeah, that's moderate...NOT. Good luck in the PA primary, Barack.
On national security matters, Mr. Obama voted to deny legal immunity to telecom companies that have cooperated with the government in warrantless wiretapping of suspected terrorists. He wants to grant habeas corpus rights to detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. He supports a full-scale withdrawal from Iraq. And he says, in his first year in office, he would meet with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea without preconditions.
I. THINK. I. HAVE. A. PROBLEM. WITH. HIS. NATIONAL. SECURITY. IDEAS.
I don't think McCain will have a tough time cleaning Obama's clock during the debate of ideas, since most of Obama's ideas are not what the average American voter would be comfortable with...
This is a post about Obama's IDEAS. So, if you can't handle debating his ideas, then you should go ask your mom for a sippy cup and some granola while the adults talk!
I went outside to put out some trash and get a breath of fresh air. So, I'm standing there and looking out at the grass when I feel something on my foot.
I don't know why but a chipmunk was sitting on my foot. Yep a cute little chipmunk and what did I do? I instinctively kicked out. The poor little sucker flew about 50 feet through the air and I have no idea where it landed.
I hope I didn't kill it...
This is not an April Fool's Joke. I wish it were - I can't stop picturing that poor little chipmunk. He wanted to be friends and I sent him to the moon. I know he was cursing my ass.
I ordered this sucker Sunday afternoon, when the family went to Chili's. It's really freakin' huge - the meat was almost an inch thick and it was charred a bit. I ate 1/4th of it there, actually not even the full 1/4th. It's so yummy. I finally finished it today. That was all I ate yesterday.
The only problem this burger had was the fact that it had a stupid tomato on it. I know I told her to hold the tomato - I hate them on my burgers. Yes, I HATE them. Just in case you weren't sure. Yes, I pulled it off but it left a tomato wetness behind...
When did Socialism become a bad thing? What is wrong with the government running our lives? They know what is best for us? I want socialized medicine, I want higher taxes, I want to be told how to live.
I can't make these decisions for myself. I'd prefer if the government did it for me. They know what's best.
Actually, Obama is so awesome that he doesn't NEED a VP.
Jedi Master Jonba Hehol - known to family and friends as Barney Jones, 36, of Holyhead - was giving a TV interview in his back garden for a documentary when a man, dressed in a black bin-bag and wearing Darth Vader's trademark shiny black helmet, leapt over his garden fence.
Wielding a metal crutch - his lightsaber presumably being in for repairs - the Sith Lord proceeded to lay about his opponent, whose Jedi powers proved inadequate for the task of defending himself.
After besting Master Hehol in single combat, Vader, who The Sun reports was under the influence of alcohol, went on to assault the camera crew and a hairdresser.
Master Hehol, a hairdresser, who founded the first-ever British Jedi Church in loving homage to the world-famous science fiction franchise with his brother Daniel, was unimpressed by the revenge of the Sith.
"This wasn't a joke. This was serious," he said.
Police are investigating a claim of assault.
Again, I know this was serious, really I do. Still... I. Can't. Stop. Laughing. Please click the link and look at the photo!