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Archive for 11 January 2008
Yes, I am groveling in gratitudeÂ Â to Mr. silent E speaks, who spent a lot of time on the phone, and Mr. No Runny Eggs, whose technical type advice, saved my sanity. Without their help this morning/early afternoon, I’ve no doubt that my computer would have ended up crashing through the kitchen window and ended up in thousands of tiny pieces after I got finished. Evidently, the server decided to move everything from one thingy to another, and didn’t move it all, or some such thing. Who knows.
Unfortunately, E’s site still seems to be missing a month’s worth of posts, but since he actually has a REAL job, perhaps he doesn’t have as much time to be irritated with his as I do with mine?
After much aggravation with server issues this morning, and afternoon….things are sort of back to normal. This is as far as I got with my ‘coffee’ post, and by george, I’m gonna walk away from this contraption for a few hours!!
Two tractor-trailer trucks crashed and burst into flames Thursday on a bridge between the United States and Mexico, shutting a key border crossing and killing four people, police said.
The collision on the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in Texas triggered a chain-reaction accident with three other vehicles, said Lt. Lupe Salinas with the Pharr Police Department.
A pickup flipped off the bridge, killing three people. Another person died in a vehicle that struck one of the tractor-trailers. Six others were injured.
Prayers with the families.
Gov. Phil Bredesen said Thursday the state lottery’s huge cash reserves need to be distributed.
Bredesen, a Democrat, has abandoned last year’s proposal to create a $100 million pool that would have served as collateral to improve credit ratings for school districts, he told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday.
Why is that Dhimmis always insist on spending any extra money? Leave the fund where it is, let it grow, hand out more scholarships if you must, but for the love of pete stop insisting on spending every extra dime that comes through your hands!
President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel’s Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial’s chairman said.
Bush emerged from a tour of the Yad Vashem memorial calling it a “sobering reminder” that evil must be resisted, and praising victims for not losing their faith.
Wearing a yarmulke, Bush placed a red-white-and-blue wreath on a stone slab that covers ashes of Holocaust victims taken from six extermination camps. He also lit a torch memorializing the victims.
I have never understood why we didn’t bomb that hell hole.
The 2008 presidential election is the most unusual and most important in many years. Itâ€™s been more than five decades since such a race didnâ€™t feature an incumbent President or Vice President. Since World War II, America has not had a presidential election at a time when the stakes were higher. Conservatives have to win this election, and to do so, we have to identify a candidate around whom we all can rally.
We begin by recalling the profound words of Ronald Reagan at the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 15, 1975: â€œA political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.â€ We believed that then, and we believe it now. The issue for us — and for the conservative community — boils down to which of the candidates is most representative of the fundamental conservative principles we believe in. The answer is Fred Thompson. Read on…