An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 28 September 2007
I promise the Mr. I would post this today, and just plum forgot! Sorry hunny!
I’m sure most folks in Wisconsin have already seen it, but there are those of us in the southern regions that don’t get to listen to Charlie on a regular basis, so didn’t catch the link on his site. Â Steve Gill is the morning guy down here.Â Besides…I’ve been REALLY busy lately.
A little game to make your surveillance of the liberal side of the Cheddarsphere a little more palatable. Each of the following gets you one swig of any Wisconsin beer of your choice, unless otherwise noted:
- Wingnut (Double Swig on Plaisted Writes)
- Racist (Light Beer only)
- The tyranny of talk radio or equivalent
- Charlie Sykes
- Mark Belling
- Jay Weber (Double Swig)
- Jeff Wagner (Triple Swig)
- Rush Limbaugh
- Bill O’Reilly
- Fox News
- Faux News (Double Swig)
- A truly funny joke or story (One Entire 12-oz. Can)
- A failed attempt at humor (Light Beer only)
- Any sort of angry white male reference
- A low IQ reference to Republicans or conservatives
- Quoting a failed Democrat (Jimmy Carter, John Norquist, etc)
- Creepy John Hinckley-like obsession with Jessica McBride (Light Beer only)
- Any pointless Tom Tomorrow cartoon
- Homophobic, etc
- You’re full of crap! (Triple Swig on Folkbum)
- Impeach Bush! in any of the Google ads
- Any over-hyped story from Media Matters
- Any ad for a 01-20-2009 countdown timer or merchandise
- Any reference to the Founding Fathers
- George W. Bush photoshopped to look stupid (Light Beer only)
- Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11
- Glowing references to Keith Olbermann
- Republican hypocrisy or conservative hypocrisy
- Cute baby pictures (One 12-oz. can – not everything is politics, you know)
- Any decent recipe
- Any decent non-vegetarian recipe (One 12-oz. can)
- Bob (if you are watching The Bob Newhart Show while surfing)
On the more frequent items I had to specify Light Beer in order combat The National Epidemic of Obesity. As for The National Epidemic of Drunkenness, you’re on your own . . .
No matter what I do, that president thingy right down there gets doubled.Â Not sure what the problem is, but oh well.Â Sorry ’bout that.Â :/
Seems Duncan Hunter and I have many views in common. Fred Thompson came in second.
H/T: Neal Boortz
A controversial advertisement for a San Francisco festival that depicts the Last Supper as a sadomasochism party falls within the First Amendment and is not harmful to Christianity, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday.
The ad for the Folsom Street Fair – to be held in Pelosi’s district on Sunday and which is partly funded by San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts program, which is funded by the city’s hotel tax – sparked outrage from Christian groups because it mirrors Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of “The Last Supper” but replaces Jesus and his apostles with scantily leather-clad men and women sitting at a table adorned with sex toys.
A spokesman for Pelosi told a San Francisco publication yesterday that the ad would not harm Christianity. Cybercast News Service put Pelosi herself on the spot at a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Friday. Here’s the exchange between the reporter and Pelosi.
CNSNews.com:”I’d like to get local for a second and talk about what’s going on in San Francisco. Your spokesman told the Bay Area Reporter that the Folsom Street Fair advertisement mocking the last supper would not harm Christianity. I’m wondering if you find the advertisement personally offensive.”
“And as a follow up, the city’s Grants for the Arts program, funded by the city’s hotel tax, subsidizes the fair. Do you think that it’s fair to tax everyone who visits San Francisco and stays in a hotel to support the fair?”
Pelosi: “Well that’s not really a local question. That’s a constitutional question. That’s a religious question. That’s as big a global question as you can ask. I’m a big believer in First Amendment and therefore, as I said in my statement, I do not believe that Christianity has been harmed by the Folsom Street Fair advertising.”
So Nanny….let me ask you this…..if that was Mohammad, and a few of his minions, would you still feel it’s a First Amendment issue? Would you say it was okie dokie then? Or would that be offensive? But because it involves Christianity, that’s ok, right?
Woman, you are the sleaziest excuse for a human being I’ve ever seen, and do not deserve the title of Speaker of the House of the United States of America!
……looks something like this:
Of course, mine is a lot cuter. More two-toned, so to speak.
I dunno…..for some reason, after reading this, it just popped into my head.
Rich countries like the United States must reduce their carbon footprint to support poor nations who have no choice but to increase their emissions if they are to lift themselves out of poverty, a leading environmentalist said.
“Climate change is directly linked to economic growth,” Sunita Narain, an environmentalist who has taken on the government on issues from air pollution to waste management, told Reuters ahead of the Reuters Environment Summit next week.
Umm….no, climate change is directly linked to……THE CLIMATE!
“With climate change, we are looking at sharing the resources of the world and we are looking at bringing some justice in the way they are distributed — so the rich world has to reduce its emissions so that the poor world can increase theirs.”
Is this one of those “steal from the rich to give to the poor” scenarios? The west has to give it emissions to the poorer country? Sorry, where is the logic?
India, whose economy has grown annually by 8 to 9 percent in recent years, contributes around 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions as its consumption of fossil fuels gathers pace.
New Delhi says it must use more energy to lift its population out of poverty, something rich nations — which have burnt fossil fuels unhindered for a century — should understand.
But the United States, which is one of the biggest polluters in the world, says it will not commit to emission targets until India and China do.
We already have too many regulations in place. All those boutique blends of gas that cause even more pollution, ethanol, which causes even MORE. Where does it end? It’s not our fault if third world countries have too many people, won’t pick up after themselves, and then whine that we aren’t doing enough to help them.
Narain, who heads the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment, said the U.S. argument was “a petty game being played by petty politicians”.
“I think there is a lack of morality in the western world whose use of fossil fuels and emissions far outstrips a country like India or even China,” said Narain, who is known for her outspokenness.
I’ll go along with a ‘lack of morality’, but that has more to do with the lack of G-d in our society than fossil fuels.
Narain — who last year fought against major soft drinks manufacturers Pepsi and Coca-Cola accusing them of selling pesticide-contaminated drinks — said India had to set a responsible development agenda by keeping emissions low.
Yeah, I can see Pepsi and Coke working real hard to to ADD pesticides. If a company kills off consumers, who is going to buy their product?
Narain said India had failed to put its point across to the international community and needed to be more vocal.
“My biggest annoyance is that my own political leaders are not coming up to the challenge,” she said.
“They are not telling the West that our floods today are because of climate change, ‘our droughts are increasingly because of variable rainfall, our glaciers are melting and that we are going to send you the bill’.”
Seems to me that India has been having floods long before the West was…..well, the West. Blaming developed countries for the shortfalls of her own government is pretty pathetic.
After Mr. Ol’ Broad took a shot at the marauding fowl before heading back north, I thought, perhaps, they had realized in their tiny little brains they were not welcome around here. I thought wrong. Even though they hadn’t put in an appearance, while we were home, they are evidently too stupid to figure it out.
I went and talked to the Chief of Police for our tiny town about my ‘problem’. I point blank asked him if I could shoot them without any repercussions. What he said….. “Well, I can’t tell you CAN shoot them…….”. He left it pretty open ended. He did say I could legally relocate them. Yeah, big picture. I’m going to go out there in my jammies and cage the feathered devils. Uh huh.
He also told me he was well aware of the ‘owner’ of these critters. He had had run ins with him previously, and the man takes NO responsibility for his animals. He even refuses to actually claim them, even when it’s common knowledge who they belong to; horses, goats and birds….it just doesn’t seem to matter to him if they are killed, either on the highway, or elsewhere.
I really am getting tired of cleaning up after HIS animals.
Luckily, I ran them off before they could do even more damage. That pot USE to have flowers in it, before they killed them a few days ago. You should have seen THAT mess.
The cop told me the only legal recourse I have at the moment is a civil lawsuit. Lucky us. We have to battle with a fruitcake over HIS problem.
Jr told me, while I made a quick run to the store yesterday, that she chased off the goats.
I still think land mines, barbed wire and a shotgun should be legal.
Among the Republicans who have criticized the leading contenders for skipping the forum are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the first black official elected statewide in Maryland.
“I’m puzzled by their decision. I can’t speak for them. I think it’s a mistake,” Gingrich, who is considering joining the race for the GOP nomination, said this week.
I have to say, I agree with Newt. One of the biggest problems is the ridiculous number of debates that have already taken place. I watched a few minutes last night. I wasn’t impressed with anything I heard, other than from Alan Keyes. When did he decide he was running? Did I miss something? I LIKE Keyes. I even voted for him in the ’96 primary. Ron Paul is still verging on major moonbattery.
The 2004 vice presidential nominee claimed higher moral ground in the debate over money in politics while announcing the change. But it comes after he brought in far fewer dollars than rivals Barack Obama and . Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“It is worrisome seeing the amount of money that is being raised in this campaign,” Edwards said on CNN. “This is about taking a stand, a principled stand, and I believe in public financing.”
Good heavens! There is one subject I actually AGREE with Edwards. I do not believe in “public financing”. If a candidate is going to make a run, then he, or she should depend on those who support them, NOT the taxpayers, who might not care for ANY of the candidates. I realize it’s voluntary to check that little box on the form. I don’t think that little box should even be on the form.
Former state Sen. John Ford argued on Thursday that wiretaps from an undercover bribery investigation should not be used against him in an unrelated criminal case.
Ford is accused of taking $800,000 in consultant payments from private contractors with TennCare while using his position as a state senator to promote those contractors’ interests.
He was convicted in April of taking $55,000 in bribes in the Tennessee Waltz corruption sting and sentenced to 5Â½ years in federal prison.
Ya know, for a party that claims to care so much for the poor and working class, they sure do elect of lot of folks who go out of their way to shaft said poor and working class.
Communities along the Gulf Coast are moving to banish the government-issued trailers that house tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed by the devastating hurricanes in 2005.
Those cities and parishes are shutting down impromptu trailer parks set up after the disaster, telling homeowners they either must show progress rebuilding or get rid of the emblematic white travel trailers dotted across front yards from Alabama to Texas. About 65,000 Gulf Coast families live in the trailers, which were issued as temporary housing by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.
While I have sympathy for those who were affected, I have to say….. it’s been two years, get off your duff! I saw one of those ‘parks’ on my drive through southern Louisiana. It was out in the middle of nowhere! What good does it do if you aren’t even close to where work could be found? While many have worked hard to put their lives back together, there are some who have the same lack of inertia they had before the hurricanes.
The forces that committed genocide in Rwanda more than a decade ago remain active in the region and must be countered with international action, the country’s President told the United Nations General Assembly today.
“While our continent has been consolidating peace and security, there are persistent problem areas that need attention,” Paul Kagame told the Assembly’s annual high-level debate. “In the Great Lakes region, forces that committed genocide in 1994 continue their destructive operations,” he said.
I sure hope he’s not holding his breath waiting on the Numnuts to actually DO anything!
An employer in the state of Utah was ruled by a federal appeals court to have a legitimate concern about the choice of restrooms used by transexual employees.
The September 20 decision by a federal appeals court was found in favor of the Utah Transit Authority, whose male employee, Michael Etsitty, filed a lawsuit to gain special rights to use a women’s restroom.
Boo freakin’ hoo.
Iranian forces resumed shelling several border villages in the Kurdish autonomous region, a Kurdish official source said Friday. A Kurdish official in Sulamyanyah, 350 kilometres north of Baghdad, said: “The bombings, restarted Thursday, forced a large number of Kurds to leave their villages after they had returned to them when the bombings stopped lately.”
Umm…..isn’t that against the ‘rules’? Sounds like Iran has already declared its own war on Iraq.
Plans are under way to distribute pills to 1.4 million people in the Carolinas to protect them in a nuclear disaster, replacing ones distributed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Do they know something the rest of us aren’t privy to?
A northern Virginia surgeon who resigned today from the state Commission on Immigration after being shown on video denouncing Israel and praising … quote … “the jihad way” says his comments were taken out of context.
Muslim American Society president Doctor Esam Omeish (oh-MEESH’) was appointed to the commission by Governor Tim Kaine.
In a video that appears on YouTube, Omeish is shown at a rally in Washington last year denouncing the invasion of Lebanon during that time by what he calls the “Israeli war machine.”
I could say something about it not being a good idea to appoint Muslims to any official position, but then, I’d be branded as a ‘racist’. Hmm….aw, who cares…..
Footage capturing the last, terrible seconds of Kenji Nagaiâ€™s life has been aired on Japanese television â€“ horrifying a nation and raising official suspicion that the 50-year old photo-journalist was murdered by Burmese troops (writes Leo Lewis in Tokyo).
The shaky, indistinct moments of footage appear to show Nagai, who was on the edge of a crowd of panic-stricken demonstrators, shoved violently to the ground by a soldier and shot dead at point-blank range.
Watching the video, it seems pretty apparent to me, the man was murdered.