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Take Out The TRASH!

26 December 2007, 5:29 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Middle East, Religion of Pieces.

What….Fafour wasn’t bad enough? They have to have a large, butt ugly bee abusing animals, in addition to encouraging children to murder and commit suicide??

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It’s a real shame that lion didn’t get out, and chomp the son of a bitch!

H/T: Happily Bitch Slapping the Libtards Since 2001 (aka Screw the Liberals)

I Am Insane!

26 December 2007, 4:40 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Yep!  It”s official!  I am 100%, certifiably, insane!  For the first time in my entire life, other than when I worked retail, I went into a store the day after Christmas.  And not just any store, noooooooooooooooooo!  It just HAD to be Wal Mart!  sigh….

Why you ask?  Well, I’ll be more than happy to tell ya.  Because a certain 15 year old got some bucks for Christmas and it was burning a hole in her pocket.  It’s money, it must be spent….ASAP!  Put it in the savings account, you say?  Oddly enough, I said the same thing, but then, what do I know.  I’m just an ol’ broad….don’t know nuthin’!

Some ‘Weiners’

26 December 2007, 11:21 am. Comments Off. Filed under Feckless Weasels.

From the MRC’s Best of Notable Quote of 2007:

Dynamic Duo Award for Idolizing Bill and Hillary“When I watched him [former President Bill Clinton] at rs. King’s funeral, I just have never seen anything like t….There are times when he sounds like Jesus in the temple. I mean, amazing ability to transcend ethnicity — race, we call it, it’s really ethnicity — in this country and, and speak to us all in this amazingly primordial way.” – Chris Matthews, MSNBC’s Hardball, Feb. 28. [93 points]

America Makes Us Sick Award – “Through every Abu Ghraib and Haditha, through every rape and murder, the American public has indulged those in uniform….We pay the soldiers a decent wage, take care of their families, provide them with housing and medical care and vast social support systems and ship obscene amenities into the war zone for them, we support them in every possible way, and their attitude is that we should in addition roll over and play dead, defer to the military and the generals and let them fight their war, and give up our rights and responsibilities to speak up because they are above society?…[T]he recent NBC report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a
mercenary — oops sorry, volunteer — force that thinks it is doing the dirty work.”
— WashingtonPost.com military columnist William Arkin in a January 30 column reacting to a report by NBC reporter Richard Engel. Arkin later apologized for using the word “mercenary.” [107 points]

Damn Those Conservatives Award“I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.” — Host Bill Maher on his HBO show Real Time, March 2, discussing how a few commenters at a left-wing blog were upset that an attempt to kill Vice President Cheney in Afghanistan had failed. [91 points]

Madness of King George Award“You could argue that even the world’s worst fascist dictators at least meant well. They honestly thought [they] were doing good things for their countries by suppressing blacks/eliminating Jews/eradicating free enterprise/repressing individual thought/killing off rivals/invading neighbors, etc….Bush set a new precedent. He came into office with the attitude of ‘I’m so tired of the public good. What about my good? What about my rich friends’ good?’” — Ex-Washington Post sports reporter and Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman in a June 20 Huffington Post blog item. [68 points]

O Great Goreacle AwardCo-host Harry Smith: “President Bush getting ready to go to Europe for the G-8. The folks in the European Union want to do emissions reductions. The President said yesterday we’re not going to participate….If you were president, you would have probably signed on?”

Former Vice President Al Gore: “Yeah, yeah.”

Smith: “Do you mind if I-? [holds up a ‘Gore 2008’ pin]…There you go. You can hold it. [laughter]….Here, let’s see what it looks like. [holds pin to Gore’s lapel]…All right, all right. Save that in a freeze frame.”
— Exchange on CBS’s The Early Show, May 30. [64 points]

Good Morning Morons Award“So I’m running in the park on Saturday, in shorts, thinking this [warm weather] is great, but are we all gonna die? You know? I can’t, I can’t figure this out.” — Co-host Meredith Vieira talking about global warming on NBC’s Today, January 8. [57 points]

See the whole list here.

Quote of the Year -“As Violence Falls in Iraq, Cemetery Workers Feel the Pinch”
— Headline over an October 16 story by McClatchy News Service reporters Jay Price and Qasim Zein.

(Pfft! And these bozos wonder why we can’t, and won’t, take them seriously. Feckless weasels, one and all!)

Observation

26 December 2007, 10:53 am. 5 Comments. Filed under Just Cuz.

If animals wear skins/fur keep the animals warm during the winter months, why shouldn’t we?

Heroes of the Entertainment Biz

26 December 2007, 9:04 am. 3 Comments. Filed under U.S. Military.

And it ain’t George Clooney, Sean Penn, or Babs!

Country Stars, ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Visit Troops in Afghanistan

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2007 – Military men and women in eastern Kunar province were surprised Dec. 21 by a visit from the Army’s top enlisted soldier and several celebrities at the remote Camp Blessing, Afghanistan.

Sgt. Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston is hosting the sixth annual Hope and Freedom USO Tour. As part of the tour, Preston arrived in Kabul late Dec. 20 with four Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, country music stars Darryl Worley and Keni Thomas, as well as model and TV personality Leann Tweeden. They travelled in helicopters from Kabul to Camp Blessing, in eastern Kunar province.

With a late morning arrival to the camp, the celebrities joined soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines at the dining facility for lunch and conversation before they performed for the troops.

Most troops said they had heard about the sergeant major of the Army and USO visit between a few minutes and a few hours beforehand. Some drove over from forward operating bases several miles away to Camp Blessing.

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Upon finding out about the visit, Army Pfc. Chris Floeck, a Waller, Texas, native, said, “Why are you playing with me? Stop messing with me.” Floeck is assigned as an infantryman to 2nd Airborne Battalion, 503rd Army Infantry Regiment, deployed to Afghanistan from Vicenza, Italy. “I didn’t really believe it until we got in the vehicles and left (for Camp Blessing),” Floeck said as Tweeden sat down at his table.

Daytona Beach, Fla. native, Army Pfc. Ryan D. King said, “They told me (about the visit), and I was doing cartwheels.” As Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders walked by he added, “I’m a Texas fan today.” King is also an infantryman with 2/503rd.

Preston introduced all the performers as everyone finished their lunches. He said this was the sixth USO tour sponsored by the sergeant major of the Army, and fourth that he has hosted. “I’ve been very blessed. I’ve seen all six shows,” he told the troops.

Where have all the celebrity heroes gone? Mostly, they are in the country music biz, and they stand up for our military men and women, giving back a little of what has been given to them.

No, there aren’t any Bob Hopes, or Ann Margarets around anymore, but there are Toby Keiths and Darrel Worleys!

Maria and Jose’?

26 December 2007, 8:31 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Borders, Crime, Illegals.

Evangelical pastor denounces ‘radicalized rhetoric’ against illegal immigration

Dr. Joel Hunter, the pastor of an evangelical mega-church in Orlando, Florida, is among a growing coalition of religious leaders publicly criticizing opponents of granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Catholic churches across the U.S. recently held services to honor “International Migrants Day.” Priests calling for illegal alien amnesty compared modern-day immigrants to Mary and Joseph. Meantime, the group Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is urging Republican presidential candidates to stop what it calls “the hateful tenor of the debate” over illegal immigration.

I suppose anarchy is ok? Sorry, don’t get the connection with ILLEGAL immigrants and Mary and Joseph. Is he referring to the ‘no room at the inn’? Or the fact they were following the law by going to the hometown to get counted? Where’s the parallel? If expecting folks to follow the law is ‘hateful’ then so be it!

“A lot of the rhetoric that is coming out of this is pretty radicalizing,” says Hunter. “That is to say, it paints the most horrible picture and puts Americans in the frame of mind that we are in impending danger from all of these illegal ‘aliens’ — an interesting term there. ‘Aliens’ is such a pejorative term anyhow; it sounds like they’re not even from this planet.”

Obeying the law of the land is radical? Uh huh. Americans are expected to follow laws in other countries, but we can’t expect the same in return? Yep, very radical.

“There needs to be penalties, there needs to be punishment, there needs to be justice,” he says. “But there also needs to be redemption — and that’s the whole complicated conversation that you have to have that really hasn’t taken place yet because people can’t get past [the arguments of] either ‘ship them all out’ or ‘give them a path to citizenship.’”

I’m all for redemption. Part of redemption is declaring your ‘sins’ and paying the penalty.

If there were just a few folks, wanting to come here, ‘make a better life’ and all that, we wouldn’t really have a problem.  The problem here is that it isn’t just a few folks, and it isn’t just those wanting to improve their lot.  There are MILLIONS, many of whom were criminals in their home countries, many bringing diseases we haven’t seen in this country in large number for decades, moving drugs across the borders right under the noses of the agents because our government doesn’t seem to give a flying flip.

Morning Coffee 12/26/07

26 December 2007, 8:11 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

Presidential primaries begin today

Today is the first chance Columbusites have to vote in person in the February presidential primary.

Voters can request an absentee ballot through mail or fax, but those who want to choose their pick for their party’s candidate in the Feb. 5 primary by touching a computer screen should visit the Columbus Government Center.

“We are part of ‘Super-Duper’ Tuesday,” said Nancy Boren, executive director of the Muscogee County Office of Elections and Registrations. “It’s a new date. It’s been moved up a month.”

My thought: Move every single primary to April, all the conventions to May, and let us have some flippin’ peace during Christmas. Do NOT do this “We have to be before YOU” BS anymore….ever again…..never! And by the way…what is this ‘Super DUPER” nonsense?

N.Y. Doctors Could See $50,000 Fee

A $50,000 extra fee imposed on each doctor in New York State or “substantially” higher insurance rates for physicians with histories of losing malpractice cases could be part of the solution to the state’s medical malpractice insurance crisis, state Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo told The New York Sun in an interview.

Pfft! What they’re going to see is fewer doctors!

U.S. general warns Iraq to aid Sunni allies

A top U.S. commander warned that Sunnis who fight Al Qaeda in Iraq must be rewarded and recognized as legitimate members of Iraqi society – or else the hard-fought security gains of the past six months could be lost.

But the Shiite-dominated government is deeply concerned about the Sunni tribal groups, made up of men who in the past also fought against them – not just the Americans.

Isn’t it about time to put a 1200 year old feud to rest? Get over it! Y’all didn’t know the players to begin with!

States chop ’08 spending plans

The housing market meltdown and fears of an economic downturn are prompting state and local governments to cut spending plans for next year.

Severe budget problems have arisen in states where home values have deflated most, including California, Florida and Nevada. In other states, strong revenue growth has turned sluggish.

“We’re hoping for an upsurge in the coming months, but we’re bracing for the worst,” says Massachusetts state Rep. Mark Falzone, vice chairman of the budget committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

This is starting to seriously irk me. You have people, buying houses they can’t realistically afford, and we get bombarded by the doom and gloom. If I’m not mistaken it’s a very small percentage in foreclosures. How ’bout mentioning the other LARGE percentage once in a while? You know, those folks who had enough sense not to overstretch their hard earned dollar. I suppose that’s Bush’s fault too, eh?

Huckabee’s illegal-alien record hit

Mike Huckabee is overselling his record of cracking down on illegal aliens as governor, claiming he ordered his state police to arrest illegal aliens when in fact he never signed the agreement with federal authorities that would have allowed it.

Mr. Huckabee signed a bill that began the process, but he never followed through with signing an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to secure training for state police officers. Without it, they cannot enforce federal immigration law.

When all this stuff is public record, wouldn’t it be a lot wiser to be honest about it? I see a serious tailspin in the making. Everything ya do, or don’t do in this case, comes back to bite ya on the ass!

Urgent talks on Afghan expulsions

Diplomatic efforts are continuing in Afghanistan to try to prevent the expulsion from the country of two senior foreign officials.

The men, based in Kabul, are accused of posing a threat to national security.

One is a high-ranking UN employee, Briton Mervyn Patterson, the other is acting head of the EU mission in Afghanistan, Irishman Michael Semple.

Well, if you are having chats with the enemy, why is it so surprising you get your sorry hinder kicked out?

N.J. governor hopeful for ethics reform

Gov. Jon S. Corzine took office in January 2006 calling for “a historic effort to end the toxic mix of politics, money and public business at every level of New Jersey government.”

“Let’s award public contracts by competition and quality, not contributions,” he said at the time.

With that call in mind, Republicans tried several times to force Corzine’s fellow Democrats who control the Legislature to restrict campaign contributions from government contractors and limit how much money county political parties can share with each other.

But Corzine never took a strong stand to support the Republican bids, and the Democrats rejected each one.

Why is it, every time I hear of a politician (especially Dhimmis) talk about ethics reform, I get a mental image of a dog chasing it’s tail?

Police defend use of force after Tasing unarmed man at mall

Officers were called to the mall after someone reported seeing a man with a gun.

Police found a man fitting the suspect’s description and tried to escort him out, according to an incident report filed by Police Sgt. David Samson.

Lemon had his hand in his pocket and began to physically resist, the report said.

“The suspect then made statements that he was going to punch an officer,” the report said.

The officers tried to take Lemon down and a scuffle ensued. Another officer who saw the struggle fired a Taser at Lemon.

It really isn’t a good idea to threaten a cop. They frown on that quite a bit.

Turkish Warplanes Strike Suspected Kurdish Rebel Hideouts in Northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes on Wednesday hit eight suspected Kurdish rebel hideouts in northern Iraq, the military said, the latest in Turkey’s moves against separatists who have often used neighboring Iraq to stage attacks.

No rebel deaths were immediately reported.

The warplanes struck at eight caves and other places used by the rebels in an “effective pinpoint operation” after spotting a group of rebels preparing to spend the winter in the hideouts, the military said in a statement posted on its Web site.

Why not just declare outright war in the whole region, put all the leaders in a small room, let ‘em duke it out. Last man standing…..