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Archive for 1 February 2008
And I repeat: Sign the petition!
H/T: Stop the ACLU
If you are conservative, a REAL conservative, and are supporting Senator John McCain, you just might want to read ALL of this BEFORE you cast your vote in your state’s primary.
John McCain Hates Me
By Michael Reagan January 31, 2008
Until last night, when I watched the Republican debate, I had no idea how much John McCain dislikes me and just about everybody else but Rudy Giuliani, who if you believe The New York Times is a pretty good hater himself.
As I watched McCain and Governor Romney go at it during the debate at the Reagan Library I was struck by the huge gap that separates McCain — whose contempt for his fellow humans is patently obvious — and my dad, Ronald Reagan, who had nothing but the deepest affection and respect for the American people.
The feeling is mutual between McCain and me. I donâ€™t like the way he treats people. You get the impression that he thinks everybody is beneath him. He seems to be saying, â€œI was a war hero, and you had damn well better treat me as your superior.â€
He has contempt for conservatives who he thinks can be duped into thinking heâ€™s one of them, despite such blatantly anti-conservative actions as his support for amnesty for illegal immigrants, his opposition to the Bush tax cuts which got the economy rolling again, and his campaign finance bill which skewed the political process and attacked free speech.
The garbage that claims to be a city council in Berkeley has decided our brave Marines aren’t welcome in their cesspool of a city.Â Want to let them know how you feel about their decision?
To: The City Council, Mayor and City Manager of Berkeley, California
We, the undersigned, do register our complete outrage with the City of Berkeley for the recent resolutions that criticized our Marines, as part of an effort to harass the Marine Recruiting Center and chase all vestiges of the United States military outside of the city of Berkeley, California.
We take particular umbrage with the instructions given to the City Manager of Berkeley to tell the United States Marines that they are, “uninvited and unwelcome intruders.”
It is shameful for you to attack our military men and women who nobly and bravely serve this nation to protect our security and defend our freedoms and liberties. Those liberties include the right to Freedom of Speech, which you seem to believe should not be afforded to the members of the United States Marine Corps and service personnel in other branches of the Armed Forces.
I call upon you to immediately revoke the resolutions passed that defamed and insulted our U.S. Marines and issue a public apology to this nation, and in particular, the honorable and heroic men and women of the United States military.
H/T: Michelle Malkin
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., says the City of Berkeley, Calif., no longer deserves federal money.
DeMint was angered after learning that the Berkeley City Council voted this week to tell the U.S. Marine Corps to remove its recruiting station from the city’s downtown.
“This is a slap in the face to all brave service men and women and their families,” DeMint said in a prepared statement. “The First Amendment gives the City of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now on they should do it with their own money.”
“If the city canâ€™t show respect for the Marines that have fought, bled and died for their freedom, Berkeley should not be receiving special taxpayer-funded handouts,” he added.
Some of the funds that SHOULD be pulled:
â€” $975,000 for the University of California at Berkeley, for the Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, which may include establishing an endowment, and for cataloguing the papers of Congressman Robert Matsui.
â€” $750,000 for the Berkeley/Albana ferry service.
â€” $243,000 for the Chez Panisse Foundation, for a school lunch initiative to integrate lessons about wellness, sustainability and nutrition into the academic curriculum.
â€” $94,000 for a Berkeley public safety interoperability program.
â€” $87,000 for the Berkeley Unified School District, nutrition education program.
Personally, I don’t believe one single penny of MY tax dollars should to go that cesspool of communism!
The Marine official, speaking with FOX News on Friday, said Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway scoffed at the news, but there are no plans for to protest the City Council’s decisions. There are definitely no plans to move the recruiting station either.
Ooops. Too late. Protests are already being staged on the internet. Big Dog’s Weblog is already calling for a boycott on this boil on the butt of humanity. Also, Disgruntled Truck Driver! is having some interesting ‘conversations’ about Berkeley’s latest lunatic actions.
The Berkeley City Council this week voted to tell the Marines their downtown recruiting station is not welcome and “if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome guests,” according to The Associated Press.
The council also voted to explore whether a city anti-discrimination law applies to the Marines, with a focus on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prevents open homosexuality in the military.
The council also voted to give the antiwar group Code Pink a parking space in front of the recruiting office once a week for six months, as well as a protest permit.
The Marine recruiting office in Berkeley has been open for about one year, but has been the subject of recent protests by Code Pink members.
When Code Pink starts protecting MY 1st Amendment rights, I’ll give them a little respect. Until then, they should be down on their knees thanking those Marines, and every military man and woman, who has given so much for their right to be assholes!
See more from Michelle Malkin.
Honestly, I think Carville is a better actor, but then….he’s a Dhimmi, so I guess that’s normal.
The bronze medallion embedded in the pavement behind the Commercial Bank of Texas is easy to overlook. About the size of a DVD, it barely registers as a bump for the cars pulling into the drive-thru window.
But it is there â€” engraved with the name of the space shuttle Columbia and the date five years ago Friday that the spacecraft exploded over the skies of eastern Texas.
The metal disc serves as a quiet tribute to the spot where a piece of the shuttle’s wing crashed to Earth in downtown Nacogdoches, and the day this tranquil town of about 30,000 was catapulted into national consciousness.
It’s that way all over Nacogdoches, which proudly bills itself as “The Oldest Town in Texas” and where quaint brick streets mimic the red clay dirt found in this part of the state. Inside hotels, homes and offices â€” everywhere that pieces of the shuttle rained down from the heavens â€” reminders of that day remain. Some are tucked away meticulously in private memory, others displayed in public memorials.
Five years after Columbia disintegrated 39 miles over Texas as it returned from a 16-day mission, it’s clear the identity of this community will be forever twinned with the fate of the shuttle.
“It is something that is still a part of my life, and probably everybody else who had part in this particular mission. And I think it always be,” said Nacogdoches County Sheriff Thomas Kerss, who helped lead the recovery efforts after the disaster. “Regardless of how long I live, I will always have a keen awareness of what we had to go through, and the obstacles we overcame to accomplish some of what we did.”
“[Hamas] will not let anyone control the oxygen tube between Egypt and the Gaza Strip,” Erlich told Cybercast News Service. It is the only crossing between the Gaza Strip and any Arab country, and through it, the Palestinians receive commodities as well as weapons and operatives, he said.
Hamas Leader Mahmoud Zahar told al-Jazeera television much the same thing: “Egypt is our gate to the Arab, Islamic and entire world,” Zahar was quoted as saying. “Therefore we will not allow the crossing to be used as a tool to suffocate the Palestinian people again.”
The only ones “suffocating” the Palestinian people, are the Palestinians!
Twin bombs struck two markets in central Baghdad on Friday, killing dozens in the worst attack in the Iraqi capital for many months.
One bomb hit the Ghazil pet market, the scene of another deadly bombing in November when 13 people were killed.
The second bomb hit minutes later and barely two miles away at the New Baghdad pet market. Both markets are on the east side of the river, and both are in mainly Shiite areas. But they are popular with both Shiites and Sunnis.
The bombings were carried out by female suicide attackers wearing explosive vests, witnesses said.
These people are never going to learn to get along. Let them destroy themselves, I’m past the point of caring.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says feuding political parties in Kenya must look beyond their individual interests and beyond party lines to end the post-election violence in the country.
Pfft! Nobody cares about the good of nations anymore, it’s all about “ME”. That applies to just about every country I can think of off the top of my head. Since the UN is a major failure, does anyone, anywhere, take them seriously?
Gore preaches gospel of green to Baptists
Hailed as a prophet, he makes eco-converts at Atlanta convention
With a green-colored Bible in one hand and his familiar red laser pointer in the other, former vice president and Nobel prize winner Al Gore led 2,500 Baptist preachers and lay leaders through his global warming slide show in Atlanta Thursday.
Sounding more like an evangelist than a politician, Gore drew upon Scripture, science and a Sunday school teacher from his home church to urge Baptists to do whatever they could to fight global warming.
Mathew 7:15 – Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
A 21-year-old man hired to baby-sit three children has been found guilty of killing a 3-month-old boy.
A judge sentenced Steven Joye to 30 years in prison Thursday, not long after a Florence County jury took an hour to find him guilty of homicide by child abuse.
Prosecutors say Joye struck David McDaniel in the head and left him unattended for hours until the boy’s father came home. The infant died two days later.
30 years is not enough.
The government said Friday that at least 175 people in Japan were sickened by insecticide-tainted dumplings from China, prompting supermarkets to pull Chinese-made meat products from their shelves while Tokyo pressed Beijing to improve food safety.
Newspaper headlines warned of a national panic as hundreds more people complained of dizziness and nausea after eating dumplings and other Chinese-made foods. As of Friday, a dozen Japanese food processing companies said they had issued recalls for at least 59 meat products imported from China, from beef jerky to pork chops.
Looks like we aren’t the only ones the Chinese are trying to kill. Stop importing EVERYTHING from them. Maybe they’ll clean up their act?
The Iraq war reemerged Thursday as a dividing line between the two major Democrats remaining in the presidential contest, as Barack Obama used a Los Angeles debate to argue he has the judgment to lead the nation out of war and Hillary Rodham Clinton asserted that she has the gravitas to do the same.
The debate, sponsored by The Times, CNN and Politico and held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, was the first one-on-one meeting between Clinton and Obama. It was also the last before Democrats in 22 states, including California, vote Tuesday.
Sucking up to the Hollyweird types, eh? Since those folks don’t really live in the REAL world, why pander? Oh yeah…cuz they’ve got money.
A hole-in-one is rare on the golf course, but what are the odds of a blind golfer sinking one?
Leo Fiyalko couldn’t see it, but his golf buddies did – a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at the Cove Cay Country Club.
Fiyalko is 92 and has macular degeneration. He’s been golfing for 60 years, but his 110-yard shot with a five iron on Jan. 10 was his first hole-in-one.
“I was just trying to put the ball on the green,” Fiyalko said.
Shoot, I’m impressed he hit that far with a five! Heh. Yes, I’m really BAD at that game. Congrats to Mr. Leo!