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Archive for 12 January 2008
…..but CLUELESS moonbats!
Those who staged a protest outside the court building obviously haven’t been in the real world for the past six years, four months and 1 day. Why do they think those pigs are locked up? Is it because they were passing out cookies at their local mosque? Or perhaps patting their children on their heads, telling them stories of Aladdin and the lamp? No, you feckless weasels! It’s because they want to KILL YOU! Is it so hard to understand that these are NOT nice people? They don’t want to be your friend, they want you DEAD DEAD DEAD!
And ask yourself, just who is paying for all the lawyers?
Swiped from American and Proud!
Now, you made have seen this word, but it’s a new one to me. The mental connotation is obvious…but, for those who are a little slow (aka LIB) I’ll spell it out for ya!
Democrat…..as in Party ….
Hemmoroid….as in pain in the ass!
Now, isn’t that cute? Not to mention, fairly accurate!
Citigroup is turning to cash-rich foreign investors for a second time as it confronts mounting losses on mortgage-related investments.
The financial giant is in talks to sell a large stake to a Chinese bank and several other investors, including foreign governments, in a deal that could raise $10 billion, people briefed on the plan said Friday.
The China Development Bank, which is controlled by the Chinese government, is expected to invest at least $2 billion, these people said. Citigroup is also in talks with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and the Kuwait Investment Authority.
Why don’t we just put a big ol’ FOR SALE sign smack dab in the middle of the country? Take out ads in every newspaper in every country in the world. Have an auction…”U.S. sold to the highest bidder!”
After being labeled “Panderer to the Criminal Invader” and called a traitor to border security, Hutchison fought back Friday.
“There is misinformation, and I think the congressmen who should know better exactly what has happened have been a little loose with the facts,” she said in an interview.
“I am a little frustrated that Rep. King and I guess Rep. Hunter are feigning surprise,” Hutchison said, noting that both men were notified as far back as September 2006 that she intended to amend the law ordering 700 miles of double-layer fencing.
Gotta admit, I was extremely dismayed about what I had been reading concerning the Senator. This does shed a little light on it, but not a lot. I’d like to know why that fence hasn’t been finished!! “Good fences make good neighbors.”
President Bush explored the possibility of further troop reductions in Iraq with his top commander on Saturday, but he announced no decisions while forecasting that the U.S. military presence there would outlast his presidency.
Bush offered an upbeat assessment of where Iraq stands a year after he sent reinforcements to stem spiraling violence, and he said the U.S. military is “on track” to achieve its plan of reducing troop strength there from 20 to 15 combat brigades by the middle of the summer. That would make for roughly 130,00 troops in all, about the same as when Bush announced the “surge” last January.
I’d really love to see our troops come home. That being said, I also know that we made a bit of a mess by OVER estimating the will of the Iraq people to be free. I guess when ya practice a ‘slavery’ minded religion, ya just don’t see the benefits of choosing your own destiny. Faith and freedom are not mutually exclusive! Well, at least not in MY faith.
Air travelers may find going through airport security more complicated this spring, as the Bush administration forced a showdown Friday with state governments, including Arkansas and Tennessee, that are resisting post-9/11 rules for new driver’s licenses.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who unveiled final details of the 2005 REAL ID Act on Friday, said that if states want their licenses to remain valid for air travel after May 2008, those states must seek a waiver indicating they want more time to comply with the legislation.
Honestly, I’m not sure what I think of this REAL ID. On one hand, for the protection of millions of people, it might not be a bad idea. On the other, it’s more government intrusion. Then back on the first hand, I have to show ID to get my over the counter sinus pain medication. Back again, how utterly ridiculous that I have to show an ID to get rid of a sinus headache. I’m fairly sure that most people gets colds, and at some time or another have to buy medications. It’s an ugly circle! And just exactly what is a REAL ID? Isn’t my driver’s license real? And my passport?
The city of Cleveland, an epicenter of the nation’s home foreclosure crisis, has sued 21 banks and claimed their subprime lending practices created a public nuisance that hurt property values and city tax collections.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, and seeks to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, including lost taxes from devalued property and money spent demolishing and boarding up thousands of abandoned houses.
Now, pardon my ignorance, but aren’t the people who made those loans they KNEW they couldn’t afford under normal circumstances just as responsible, if not more so, as the banks?
Iraq’s parliament adopted legislation Saturday on the reinstatement of thousands of former Baath party supporters to government jobs, a key benchmark sought by the United States as a step toward national reconciliation.
The bill was approved by a unanimous show of hands on each of the law’s 30 clauses. Titled the Accountability and Justice law, it seeks to relax restrictions on the rights of members of Saddam Hussein’s now-dissolved Baath party to fill government posts.
It is also designed to reinstate thousands of Baathists in government jobs from which they had been dismissed because of their ties to the party.
I hope they taking a good hard look at how closely they were connected with the, um…previous administration.
Investigators hoped to find the remains of a pregnant Marine on Saturday by slowly scraping dirt from a shallow grave at the home of a comrade whom she said raped her.
Authorities said they found evidence inside the house that suggested Lance Cpl. Maria Frances Lauterbach had been killed, even though the prime suspect left a note insisting she committed suicide, Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said.
Prayers with the family. On a side note: I don’t mean to sound insensitive, but the words “pregnant” and “Marine” just don’t go together.
Taiwan’s opposition Nationalist Party, which supports closer ties with mainland China, overwhelmingly won the country’s parliamentary election Saturday in a major upset to the current government.
With more than 90 percent of the votes counted, the Nationalists had won 85 seats, including four for smaller aligned parties, in the 113-member parliament, reported ETTV in Taipei. It and other networks sent reporters to polling places to monitor results.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party garnered only 27 seats.
The opposition victory is a blow to the government of President Chen Shui-bian, who has sought to formalize de facto independence for Taiwan and who faces a presidential election on March 22.
Chen, who has served two terms as president will not be able to stand in that vote. Instead Frank Hsieh, the DPP candidate, will face the Nationalists’ Ma Ying-jeou, who he currently trails by around 20-points in opinion polls.
This doesn’t sounds like a good thing.
If you had stopped by here yesterday evening at some point, you noticed things were a bit whacky! One minute, all was well, then poof! A whole months worth of posts were gone. A few hours later, they were back (see much groveling of gratitude below). Then, they were gone again! Last night, Mr. Bushwack got into the action. Since he’s my ‘webmaster’, and actually built this site….well, let’s just say he was NOT a happy camper either. After spending hours on the phone with those less than helpful folks, he decided to wait until today to deal with them. Best time? Well, during the playoffs of course. Better odds of actually spending time TALKING to a human being, than being transfered from her to him, being put on hold, and generally having them aggravate the hell out of him. During our conversation, I found out that silent E speaks was totally off the air. Wasn’t it bad enough they missed a month’s worth of posts when they made the “seamless” move?
Well, as you may be noticed, we are both back in business. Mr. silent was on the phone with them at 2 this morning (do people really stay up that late, on purpose?).
My point? Well, if it weren’t for Mr. Bushwack, Mr. silent, AND Mr. Eggs, I’d probably be in a rubber room by now. If they weren’t scattered around the country, I’d give ‘em all a HUGE hug!