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Archive for 30 December 2007

Computer Issues

30 December 2007, 11:37 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

For reasons I don’t understand, I am having posting problems.  I’ve got this thing all typed up, and the pictures won’t load.  It’s late, I’m tired.  I’ll worry ’bout it tomorrow.

Do computers bounce?

Morning Coffee 12/30/07

30 December 2007, 9:29 am. 4 Comments. Filed under General News.

Taliban Dismisses Top Leader Mansoor Dadullah

A key Taliban commander who was reportedly kicked out of the militia said Sunday that he believed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has not signed off on the dismissal order, and blamed the report on a “conspiracy” by his enemies.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said a day earlier that Mansoor Dadullah, a militant commander in southern Afghanistan, had been kicked out of the Islamic militia for “disobeying orders” and conducting activities “against the Taliban’s rules and regulations.” Mujahid did not give details.

What kind of job do ya get after you’ve been fired as a bad guy? I suppose there’s always the corner bodega.

Perfect Pats: New England Makes It 16-0

New England Patriots Make History With First 16-0 Regular Season, Holding Off Giants 38-35

I was SO cheering for the Giants. sigh….

Iraq on alert for Saddam anniversary

Iraqi security forces were on high alert Sunday around Baghdad and in the Sunni heartland north of the capital as the country marked the one-year anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s execution.

Iraq army Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said security forces were “ready and prepared for any emergencies that might happen.”

You’d think these folks would realize that Hussein being gone was a GOOD thing. No more mass graves!

Bhutto’s son takes mantle as party leader: officials

The 19-year-old son of Benazir Bhutto was appointed Sunday as leader of the assassinated Pakistani opposition leader’s party, with her husband as co-chairman, party officials said.

No offense to any 19 year old, but I can’t think of any, right now, that I’d put in charge of something that important. Maybe Pakistani 19 year olds are more mature than U.S. 19 year olds?

Leader of Christian Iowa Group Gives Romney His Vote

Mitt Romney got a surprise endorsement on Saturday from the Rev. Morris Hurd, chairman of the Iowa Christian Alliance, a prominent conservative Christian group in the state, as he introduced the former Massachusetts governor at a rally tonight.

Officials with the group typically avoid making public endorsements because of their tax-exempt status, but Mr. Hurd blurted out his decision tonight in what felt like a bit of an accident.

I honestly wish some of these so called Christian leaders would do a little more research before endorsing someone. I like Mitt, I’d have no problem with a Mormon as president, but these people quoting the Bible should look at the WHOLE Bible. Sheesh!

Bin Laden Warns Iraq Sunnis Not to Fight

Osama bin Laden warned Iraq’s Sunni Arabs against fighting al-Qaida and vowed to expand the terror group’s holy war to Israel in a new audiotape Saturday, threatening “blood for blood, destruction for destruction.”

Most of the 56-minute tape dealt with Iraq, apparently al-Qaida’s latest attempt to keep supporters in Iraq unified at a time when the U.S. military claims to have al-Qaida’s Iraq branch on the run.

Guess OBL is worried. It seems to me that the Sunnis are getting sick of al Qaeda’s indiscriminate slaughter too.

Police disarmed in Mexican town

The Mexican army has confiscated guns from the entire police force of the town of Rosarito, near the Mexican border with the US.

Mexican authorities suspect that the town’s police have been colluding with drug trafficking gangs.

Mexican troops carried out a similar crackdown in January on Tijuana police.

It’s taken them this long to figure it out? Real competent, ain’t they!

Thompson’s only hope may lie in S. Carolina

South Carolina, which will choose its Republican nominee on Jan. 19, is looking like the make-or-break state for Thompson.

“It’s absolutely critical,” said Republican strategist Whit Ayres. “If he can’t win in South Carolina, it’s hard to know where he could win.”

Thompson’s advisers acknowledge the importance of South Carolina but play down the widely held perception that it is the place that will either keep him in the race or become his last stand.

I question just how much in depth searching conservative voters have actually done. Again, I honestly think the media have chosen the contestants, and we are suppose to follow along.

French president severs ties with Syria until further notice

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Sunday that his country will hold no more discussions with Syria until Damascus shows its willingness to let Lebanon elect a new president.

I really like Sarkozy. I’m even buying French products again! :)