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Archive for 27 June 2007
Fred at Real Debate Wisconsin has nailed it:
Democrats complain about fuel prices being too high, solution raise taxes.
Democrats complain about health care costing too much, solution raise taxes on hospital beds.
Democrats complain about health care costing too much, solution raise taxes on nursing home beds.
Democrats complain about health care costing too much, solution raise taxes to take over the entire system.
Democrats complain about health care costing too much, solution raise taxes on cigarettes.
Democrats complain about the housing market, double taxes on real estate transfer fees.
Democrats complain about job creation, raise payroll taxes.
Democrats complain about crime, raise taxes.
Democrats complain about roads, solution increase user fees and ignore the money they raided.
Granted, he is referring to the Dhimmis in Wisconsin, but it applies to the whole kit and kaboodle! And that, ladies and gentlemen, puts them into the category of “FECKLESS WEASELS”!
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Go here to listen to Fred Thompson do a slight smack down on the Dhimmis. I guess he scares them.
Right purdy ain’t they!Â :)Â I wonder if that’s what the other four vaguely similar looking things are?
The fragile immigration reform bill crafted in the Senate may face sudden death Thursday when a second vote is scheduled to shut down a filibuster.
If supporters don’t get the 60 votes they need to end debate, then the bill is dead since the Senate schedule does not allow any more time to revive the legislation.
May that piece of crap die an extremely painful death, along with the careers of those who support it!
The American embassy in Baghdad is offering de facto protection to the Iraqi culture minister who an Iraqi judge this week charged with the attempted murder of a fellow parliamentarian, Mithal al-Alusi.
What, in the name of all that’s holy, is going on with those people? Has the administration completely gone off the deep end? Aren’t we suppose to support the Iraqi’s in their courts, not give murderous thugs a free pass? OH, gee, sorry. I lost my head for a minute. The Bush administration wants to give all murderous thugs AMNESTY!
The father of a 13-year-old boy who drowned in Duck Creek overnight blames the Garland Fire Department for his sonâ€™s death.
â€œThe rescue men killed my boy,â€ said Guillermo Yat, 51.
I am truly sorry for the family’s loss, but blaming those who tried to rescue him is irrational. Hopefully, the gentleman will understand that one day. Prayers.
Ryan gets most animated when heâ€™s discussing the budget. The 37-year-old former staffer is known in the House as one of the GOPâ€™s brightest members and as the go-to guy on anything budget-related.
â€œ[Democrats] have gone backwards, back on their word, back from bringing transparency and accountability to Congress,â€ Ryan said. â€œSo let me just say for the record, both parties have messed this up.â€
I want to see his driver’s license. I still don’t believe he’s old enough to even drive! One thing we can always count on with Rep. Ryan, he doesn’t mince words, when words don’t need to be minced!
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission has narrowed its search for a new police chief to 15, with only five of those candidates from within the police department.
The five-member panel had previously cut the list of applicants to 24 based on a review of their resumes. Those 24 were asked to respond to a series of questions. The 15 that remain will be brought in for interviews the final week of July, with some undergoing additional scrutiny before finalists are determined.
I wonder how many of those 15, if any, are NOT suck ups for the status quo.
The Senate subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney’s office Wednesday, demanding documents and elevating the confrontation with President Bush over the administration’s warrant-free eavesdropping on Americans.
I thought a court decided it was ok, so why is the Senate trying to undermine keeping Americans safe? Aren’t those wiretaps only for calls between bad guys over there, and suspected bad guys over here? Honestly, I don’t know what to think about this administration anymore.
DAMASCUS – It seems that Iraq has become an international “inbox” through which countries, non-state players and Iraqi politicians send messages to one another.
Couldn’t they just use the telephone to text messages, like normal folks? Less messy, less loss of life, more civil.
Global distrust of President Bush is mutating into an almost worldwide sentiment of antiAmericanism, according to the worldâ€™s most comprehensive poll of international opinion, published yesterday.
The ‘world’ might want to remember, just because they aren’t too fond of Bush, who it is that comes to their aid in times of crisis.Â I’m at the point they call all curl up and blow away, but that’s not the ‘American’ way.
H/T: Texas Fred
The al Qaeda soap opera, brought to you courtesy of NationalBanana.com
For the last few days, I’ve seen this stalk looking thing sprouting out through the grass. Then, there were odd looking pods on it, looking like something from outer space. Today, it looks like this:
What the heck is it?
And while I’m at it, anyone know what this thing is?
Yesterday, it was right pretty, kind of red tinged. Today, it mostly looks like some weird weed. It was something the landscaper types tried to eliminate that the previous owners had planted, along with those oddly placed rose bushes. Evidently, it didn’t work.
Excellent talk show host, Steve Gill, is suggesting an appropriate reaction to the Senate’s complete disregard of the ‘will of the people’:
DON’T JUST SIT THERE COMPLAINING, DO SOMETHING!!
June 27, 2007 – 07:42
Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted the right way on the cloture vote yesterday. Your calls made a difference. But now you want some other way to respond to the Republicans who voted FOR the Shamnesty deal.
Here’s an idea, and it will also stop some of the junk mail coming into your mailbox. Call the National Republican Senatorial Committee and tell them you want to be taken off of their mailing lists…immediately!! Nevada Senator John Ensign, Chairman of the NRSC, voted for Shamnesty. Tell them they can send their fundraising solicitations to him in the future, but to keep them out of your mailbox. Tell them that if you receive any other solicitations you will tape the pre-paid return envelope around a cement block and put it in a mailbox so they can pay the hundred dollar postage. They can also use the cement block to build the wall that Ensign has promised to build on the border.
Here is the phone number and contact information.National Republican Senatorial Committee
Ronald Reagan Republican Center
425 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 675-6000
I have some concrete blocks laying around. I might just consider paying the post m’self!
….or does anyone else find this a tad….umm…..odd?
Fired copâ€™s lawsuit centers on sex, wife, videotape
Voluntary ‘cuckold’ lifestyle claimed behind loss of job
Michael and Tammy Bethel have an unusual marriage. She can have sex with anyone she wants. He can’t.
Now they also have an unusual federal lawsuit.
In enough detail to make even the most staid federal judge blush, Michael Bethel, a former Pueblo police sergeant, claims he was fired because he and his wife engage in a “cuckold” sexual relationship.
Tammy Bethel is free to have sex with other people, provided they are not married or minors, and she tells her husband about it, the lawsuit states.
Michael Bethel is allowed to have sex only with his wife, though he sometimes joins her while she has sex with others. He sometimes videotapes or photographs the encounters, according to the document.
The lawsuit also claims the city and Police Chief James Billings wrongly accused Bethel of witness tampering and using his job to scout sex partners for his wife.
Bethel was acquitted of the charges in March.
According to the lawsuit, the Bethels have been married for about 20 years, and Tammy Bethel has been having sex with other people for the past 10.
Now, call me a prude if you will, but is that really a good way to live your life? And just why is it that SHE could be a slut, and he couldn’t? Doesn’t quite seem fair, does it.
MADISON â€”There’s been an explosion of beautiful black and orange butterflies in the last couple of weeks, which has left some wondering what they are and why this year.
Well Mr. Ol’ Broad! Here’s the answer to your question.
Despite being one of the world’s largest oil producers, Iran has introduced gasoline rationing. The move caused long lines at the pumps — and rioting.
What an absolutely ridiculous idea!
BEIRUT: An action plan is brewing to empower women economically in Lebanon and four other Arab countries, during a five-day workshop that ends on Monday in Hamra. The workshop, managed by the Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action (CRTDA), is producing materials so the 27 participants can train those in their home countries to blend women’s empowerment with economic and social-development initiatives.
I kind of doubt all Arab countries are so gung ho on empowering women.
MEYERS, Calif. — Firefighters worried Wednesday about a threatened resurgence of the stiff wind that has stoked the turbulent wildfire near Lake Tahoe, where a flare-up a day earlier forced thousands more residents to flee.
It’s such a shame that the moonbats environmentalists won’t allow folks to clear out the under brush, so the possibility of such fires are less likely to flare up. Or maybe they actually WANT people’s homes to burn to ash?
WASHINGTON â€” With Democratic and Republican leaders joining ranks, the Senate Tuesday voted to resume debate on a controversial immigration bill that is one of President Bush’s top domestic priorities.
Controversial? Have the all gone completely mad, or are they just plain evil. Promoting the destruction of our nation makes me question the ability of ALL of them. Overwhelming opposition to this shamnesty evidently doesn’t faze the D.C. insiders.
He handed in his resignation to the Queen during a private meeting at Buckingham Palace.
His long-serving Chancellor Gordon Brown is now at the Palace where the Queen is asking him to take the job and form a new government.
I wish Blair all the best. Hopefully, this Brown guy isn’t a left wing loony toon.
Alexander said that when someone as senior and respected as Lugar suggests a fundamental shift in Iraq war strategy, Bush “needs to recognize that in order for us to have a long-term, even limited role in Iraq, he’s got to have stronger bipartisan support than he has today.”
Alexander says the U.S. needs to “get out of the combat business in Iraq and into the support, equipping and training business in a prompt and honorable way.”
Perhaps if the troops hadn’t been hog tied by the PC crowd, we could have declared victory, and the troops would have been home a long time ago.
Victoria McArthur, of Romero, Mich., is suing Starbursts’ parent company, Mars Inc., for more than $25,000 for “permanent personal injuries” she claims she sustained after biting into one of their yellow candy in 2005.
The American Civil Rights Union, an organization dedicated to protecting free speech, is blasting a liberal think tank for calling on the government to impose restrictions on talk radio.
Why do they call them a ‘think tank’ in the same breath with ‘liberal’? Liberals function on emotion, not rational thought!
Egyptian authorities using DNA analysis and a tooth identified Wednesday a mummy found a century ago as the remains of pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut.
The mummy was discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings burial ground in 1903, but had not been identified as that of the queen and was left on site until two months ago when it was brought to the Cairo Museum for testing, said Egypt’s antiquities chief Zahi Hawass.
Cool! Hawass grates my nerves for some reason, but he’s damn good at his job.