Thursday, March 29, 2007

Proud to be a Hamster

BREAKING NEWS Mar. 29, 2007
Pedophile Web site shut down

BELLINGHAM -- A Web site catering to pedophiles and listing family events in Whatcom County has been shut down.

Internet service provider Network Solutions, which hosted the site, had its legal department review the site and decided it went against the company’s standards, a spokeswoman said.

The man who runs the “Seattle-Tacoma-Everett Girl Love” site said earlier this week it had been shut down before. He apparently moved it to a new service provider.

It was not immediately clear if he would against move the site to a new provider.

A story on the Web site appeared in Tuesday’s Bellingham Herald.

The Snohomish County man behind the site has been investigated by several police agencies. While the site contained photos of young girls at public events, lists of area events they might attend, and information on the law, there was nothing illegal on it, police said.

However, the site had drawn the attention of Perverted Justice, an online watchdog group that exposes pedophiles and alerts police about them. Its founder called the site “one of the most disturbing we’ve seen.”

A phone call from Opinion Editor Scott Ayers alerted the ISP that hosted the pedophile Web site. This was his blog from yesterday..

Phone call leads to suspension of pedophile’s Web site


Network Solutions, a Virginia-based Internet Service Provider, has suspended the Web site of a Northwest Washington man who promotes pedophilia.

The man’s site, at, was run through Network Solutions until I phoned them Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Susan Wade told me the company’s legal department first contacted the man and demanded he give them a real name, and not the alias he had used to sign up for service.

The man told them his name is Jack McClellan. Wade said the department is still reviewing to make sure that also is not an alias, though the person did provide them with a driver's license or other identification. Local officials have since confirmed that is the Web site owner's name.

The legal department then reviewed the content of the site and suspended it for “going against our acceptable use policy,” Wade said.

The Web site called itself “Seattle-Tacoma-Everett girl love” and featured stories about pedophilia, links to other pedophilia sites and photos of local girls taken in public places.

Local police were monitoring the site, but said there was nothing illegal on it that they had found.

Whatcom County residents have been outraged since our news department broke the story of the site in Tuesday’s paper. Some who checked out the site found photos of their daughters or their daughters’ friends taken at public events in Whatcom County.

I was able to find the name of the ISP through a search tool known as Whois, which is available to anyone online. I contacted Wade as part of research I was doing for an editorial for this Sunday’s paper. Wade immediately told the company’s investigative office of the site and they took it down early Thursday morning.

Some people might argue that by doing so I have promoted censorship. I believe strongly that everyone has the right to free speech. But that doesn’t mean that businesses such as Network Solutions have to support that speech. They have the right to refuse service, and have done everyone a favor by shutting down this disgusting site.


I did go to the Stegl site yesterday. It gave me chills. The comments this person made in reference to the children was stomach churning. While I didn’t recognize any of the children photographed, I did attend some of those events. Now there is some what of a witch hunt for ANYONE photographing children….I guess you’ll be writing to me in jail soon…These People are sick sick sick….I don’t even know what to say about that. Except they are out there.....

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Look, I wrote on a Tuesday!!!

Monday meme - movies!
Found this meme over at Stennie’s.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Wizard of OZ
Monsters, Inc.
Lady and the Tramp
Little Mermaid
South Park, Bigger Better, Uncut (can you tell my kids are getting older?)

2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
Tommy (I was in college, it was $2)

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Johnny Depp – anytime –anywhere

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
So so many….Mel Gibson, Woody Allen (since he married his step-daughter) Nick Nolte, Kevin Costner

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Never Ending Story

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Another list….
Wizard of Oz
West Side Story
Bye Bye Birdie
Mary Poppins

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
See #6.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
Sliding Doors, Unconditional Love, Life is Beautiful

9. Name a movie that you own.
I own so many….Unconditional Love.

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Eddie Murphy and Will Ferrell

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
I’ve seen several because I worked at one of the last drive-in theatres in Southern California….One on One, Ode to Billie Jo, (I used to have it REALLY bad for Robbie Benson)

12. Ever made out in a movie?
Once. During The Sting. I should have watched the movie.

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?
I walked out on Alien, because when the monster popped out of the guy’s stomach, I thought it was stupid.

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
I’m pretty sure I cried during ET, and I SOBBED after Life is Beautiful.

16. Popcorn?
Only if I’m feeling really flush…it’s ridiculously expensive.

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Rarely, I hate idiots who talk in the theatre, and I like pausing the DVD to pee.

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
Smokin’ Aces

19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Comedy, but there are so few good ones.

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
Sound of Music

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Any movie with Kevin Costner….is he dead yet?

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
Lots of scary Japanese films where people get cut by Ninjas and ghosts.

24. What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?
I laughed a lot during Showtime. I love Robert DeNiro and Eddie Murphy in that movie.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


This is my second request. As we get closer to the first round of the alphabet, I need 26 words in English we will need to know in Hawaiian. Well, actually, only 25, Stennie has already submitted "Cocktail."

Your Hawaiian Word of the Week #19 (since last week you got three for the price of one....)

This week's word is brought to you by the letter B" for

Bathtub kapu 'au'au

Wouldn't it be nice for a relaxing soak after a day on the beach???


Sunday, March 11, 2007

THIS IS MY 100TH POST!!! Did you miss me?

I haven't posted since Feb 18?! Wow, time flies when you're having fun. Or flu. Or phlegm. Anyway, I'm better (almost) and figure all I need is a couple of days of good old Vitamin D from the source...

It's coming ladies, oh yes it is...

So today we have a veritable glut of vocabulary words...just because I'm not feeling well doesn't get us all off the hook for being able to communicate effectively as we travel...

Today's words are brought to you by the letters C, I, and Q. (Let's just see what we get after that random choice...)

cough kunu

inehinei yesterday

question ninau

So my charge to you dear readers is to come up with some English words you think we may need to know when we're on the island...suggestions????