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Archive for 24 January 2008
A WOULD-be suicide bomber fell down a flight of stairs and blew himself up as he headed out for an attack in Afghanistan, police say.
It was the second such incident in two days, with another man killing himself and three others on Tuesday when his bomb-filled waistcoat exploded as he was putting it on in the southern town of Lashkar Gah.
H/T: American and Proud
How cold is cold?
It could happen!
Nabbed from silent E speaks!
Mike Huckabee got a welcomed endorsement today from one of his former rivals for the GOP nod to the White House. Rep.Duncan Hunter (R-CA) endorsed Huckabee, citing hisâ€outstanding character and integrity.â€
â€ I got to know Governor Hukcabee well on the campaign trail, â€œsaid Hunter in a press statement.â€ Of the remaining candidates I feel that he is strongly committed to strengthening national defense, constructing the border fence and meeting the challenge of Chinaâ€™s emergence as a military superpower.â€
Duncan Hunter just dropped a few notches, in my book. A guy with tough immigration stands endorsing the guy who turned Arkansas into a ‘sanctuary state’? Boggles the mind.
Authorities said an unsuccessful robber shot himself in the foot … by shooting himself in the foot. Police said Kelvin Ethelbert Roberts, 28, botched his plans to rob a Cherryville convenience store by accidentally shooting his right foot.
Heh. Shame it didn’t hit a little higher.
Heavy snow kept a mountain stretch of Interstate 5 closed Thursday, as several hundred vehicles were stranded south of Bakersfield to north of Santa Clarita, the California Highway Patrol said.
“It’s going to be awhile,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Ehly. He said motorists who were free from the snow were spinning out on black ice along the 40 miles of closed expressway.
Oh, great boracle….send us your warmth!
As Congress and the Bush administration scramble to reach an accord on a plan to jump-start the ailing economy, Mayor Bloomberg is deriding the consensus proposal for a stimulus package as a shortsighted “quick fix” that would have little long-term benefit.
Mr. Bloomberg arrived here last night to accept the President’s Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and he promptly threw cold water on the rare burst of bipartisanship that has brought together Democratic leaders and the White House to hammer out an economic stimulus plan.
YIKES! I’m agreeing with Bloomberg.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exchanged romantic text messages with a top aide, contradicting their denials in court that they had romantic ties, a newspaper reported.
The county prosecutor’s office declined to comment on the legal implications of the report, posted Wednesday on the Detroit Free Press’ Web site. A conviction of lying under oath can bring up to 15 years’ imprisonment.
Good grief! Don’t they know nothing is ever really ‘deleted’ in this age of technology?
A state senator wants to require labeling for all genetically altered food sold in Tennessee.
The state Agriculture Department estimates that up to 70 percent of products on grocery store shelves contain genetically engineered ingredients.
Legislative analysts project the proposal by Sen. Tim Burchett, a Knoxville Republican, would cost the state about $240,000 a year to implement.
It’ll cost a hell of a lot more when people start suing their sorry asses for not labeling it!
Gov. Rod Blagojevich refused to answer questions Wednesday on why his campaign fund has racked up more than $2 million in legal bills.
Federal authorities have been investigating allegations of hiring corruption in the Blagojevich administration and have subpoenaed Blagojevich’s campaign fund as part of their probe into whether top aides and advisers exchanged state business and jobs for political support. They also are scrutinizing the real estate deals of the governor’s wife, Patricia. Blagojevich has maintained that his administration does business the right way and has denied any wrongdoing.
Are there any politicians who ever accept responsibility for “wrongdoing”?
A plan to pay Baltimore high school students to improve test scores has caused a split on the school board and drawn the sharpest criticism that Andres Alonso has faced in his first half-year as city schools chief.
Mayor Sheila Dixon came out in opposition to the plan yesterday morning, only to change her mind in the afternoon after speaking by phone with Alonso.
Alonso said he expected to take heat for his decision to spend nearly $1 million to pay struggling students up to $110 each for improving their performance on the state graduation exams. Yesterday he did, fielding a swarm of calls and media inquiries and trying to win over school board members.
What an absolutely ridiculous idea! Students payed to do what they’re suppose to do in order to succeed in life and get a decent paying job? They are being housed, clothed, and fed, which is a form of payment. All they have to do is get a freakin’ education so they can succeed in life. What kind of message is this sending? I’m seeing some serious cheating going on in Baltimore’s future.
Clinton was preferred by 42% of the likely Democratic voters polled, and Obama by 33% — a significant increase for the senator from Illinois since a similar poll in early December, when he was the choice of 21%. Support for the senator from New York remained virtually unchanged over that period.
The overall preference figures mask a pronounced racial divide among Democratic voters: About two-thirds of black respondents said they would vote for Obama, whereas only about a fourth of white respondents said he was their choice.
I don’t suppose it ever occurs to anyone that many people just don’t like either one of ‘em? But since they are Dhimmis, and the Dhimmicrat Party is nothing, if not loyal to the socialist ideals. Hell, they’d support Mickey Mouse if he promised to give them everything.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is threatening to sue an Alabama public school if it continues showing the popular Christian film Facing the Giants.
Staver argues that the position of Americans United goes against the First Amendment. He believes the amendment is being wrongly used to make schools “religious-free zones,” when that was not the intention of the authors of the Constitution.
I don’t know where they came up with the idea for their name. These weasels don’t ‘unite’ Americans, they divide. With 85% of Americans proclaiming faith in G-d, I’d say they are a very small minority.
A childrenâ€™s story based on the tale of the Three Little Pigs was rejected for an award after judges became concerned that it would offend Muslims.
The animated virtual book for primary school children, The Three Little Cowboy Builders, was also criticised for its potential to offend builders.
The row centred on the Bett awards, which were supported by Becta, the Governmentâ€™s technology agency for schools. The judgesâ€™ remarks, reported on the education technology website Merlin John Online, included: â€œIs it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their work blown down, and builders are like pigs?
â€œThe idea of taking a traditional tale and retelling a story is fine, but it should not alienate parts of the workforce. Judges would not recommend this product to the Muslim community in particular.â€
Does anything NOT offend Muslims? There’s a great moral to the story of Three Little Pigs.
Criminy! I guess the Brits built their house out of straw, cuz the Mooslimes are sure blowing it down!
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