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A Good Evening

9 November 2007, 10:36 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

We had a really good time at the dinner this evening.  It was chicken, but it wasn’t the typical rubber type.  Actually, it was some pretty good stuff.

The highlight, in my opinion, was the Lt. Governor, Ron Ramsey, not only gave a great speech, but played auctioneer.  Turns out, he really is an auctioneer in real life.  He’s very good at it, and quite entertaining.  No, I didn’t bid on anything during that auction, but I did manage to win another elephant in the silent one.  Just what I needed.  sigh…  Oh well, it’s cute.

Sadly, the only picture that turned out was this one…..


Since I don’t know who most of the people who were speaking were, I guess it’s just as well they didn’t turn out.  I do know they are state reps and senators, but that’s about it.  I’m learning, slowly but surely.  :)

Tomorrow is going to start pretty early.  Who decided breakfast has to be eaten in the morning….THAT early?   

Female Get Together

9 November 2007, 2:57 pm. 3 Comments. Filed under 2008, Opinion.

We are taking a break before the real convention joviality begins this evening. I had a pretty good conversation with Fred Thompson’s representative. I asked him to give Fred a message…..NO ETHANOL! :) Evidently, I’m not the first to pass along this message, and odds are, I won’t be the last. Heh. Also, chatted a bit about Wisconsin bloggers. Y’all know who you are!  :P Strangely enough, he had even heard of me. Weird, eh?

I also got to chat with Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s rep. Nice guy. He had some printouts of a column written about her. Interesting read.

Marsha Blackburn on Hillary, Spending, Immigration and Fred Thompson

As a trailblazer in her own right, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) was not impressed with Hillary Clinton’s crybaby performance following the most recent Democratic presidential debates.

Blackburn, the first woman to represent Tennessee’s 23rd Senate district — and since 2002 holder of Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District seat — knows well the self-restraint and stamina required for a woman to run a successful campaign amidst a male-dominated profession.


Blackburn’s district is staunchly conservative and lines up well with the Fred Thompson 2008 presidential candidacy. Blackburn said Thompson is an “all time favorite public servant” in Tennessee and residents “love and respect” him. She said Tennessee is “looking for someone who understands that national security means we have to win in this fight against terrorists.”

Sadly, neither one is scheduled to speak. Guess we ol’ broads just aren’t important enough. HUMPH! Oh well.

Morning Coffee 11/09/07 – Short Cup

9 November 2007, 10:49 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

Democrats hit licenses for illegals

Democratic House members can’t understand why their party’s national leaders are embracing driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, and say their constituents see it as a “de facto amnesty.”

Rep. Nancy Boyda, Kansas Democrat, said the stance taken by her party’s presidential candidates is very unpopular in her district.

“What I tell people back home is, ‘It is not my day to watch them,’ ” said Mrs. Boyda, adding that her reputation as a political maverick and staunch opponent of illegal entry distinguishes her from the folly at the top of the ticket.

I’m impressed! A Dhimmi that actually GETS IT!

Father defends Bush on Iraq war

Former president George H.W. Bush forcefully defended his son’s handling of the Iraq war Thursday, saying critics of the current president have forgotten the “extraordinary brutality” of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

“Do they want to bring back Saddam Hussein, these critics?” the elder Bush told USA TODAY in a rare interview. “Do they want to go back to the status quo ante? I don’t know what they are talking about here. Do they think life would be better in the Middle East if Saddam were still there?”

Let’s face it….Saddam and his demon spawn really needed to go. However, we should have told the Iraqis, “We’ll HELP cut off the head, now it’s YOUR job to deal with the body!”

Merck to pay $4.85B Vioxx settlement

Merck & Co. said Friday it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx in what is believed to be the largest drug settlement ever.

Merck faced personal injury lawsuits representing 47,000 plaintiffs, and about 265 potential class action cases, filed by people or family members who claimed the drug proved fatal or injured its users. The agreement covers cases filed in both federal and state courts.

That’s one huge chunk of change!

Cable carriers see drop in users

Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications, two major cable carriers in Wisconsin, are reporting they have lost thousands of cable subscribers, a development some tie to consumers upset that they can’t get the Big Ten Network and the NFL Network.

I don’t suppose the fact they have raised their rates to ridiculous levels for the lack of channels they offer has anything to do with it, right? (sarcasm)

Bhutto Placed on House Arrest Ahead of Planned Protest in Pakistan

Pakistani police placed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest Friday, uncoiling barbed wire in front of her Islamabad villa and reportedly rounding up thousands of her supporters to block a mass protest against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s emergency rule.

Bhutto twice tried to leave in her car, telling police: “Do not raise hands on women. You are Muslims. This is un-Islamic.” They responded by blocking her way with an armored vehicle.

I get the impression that Musharraf has either lost power, or he’s making sure he doesn’t. Hmmmm…. And a nuclear power at that. Or gee, could it be? He’s been LYING?

Notice to All Hotels!

9 November 2007, 10:25 am. Comments Off. Filed under Travel.

Unless it’s 40 below, and the heat doesn’t work, I honestly don’t see a point to having a 40 pound comforter on the beds.  Sheesh!