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Archive for 2 February 2008
A BIG thanks to Texas Fred.Â Â
Some things just have to be shared!Â Read the caption closely!Â
I just got back from a women’s lunch/meeting, and we had a straw poll.Â The first question that was asked when the idea came up, “Can we still vote for Fred?”Â The answer was yes, since he’s still on the ballot for Tuesday.Â Now, I’m reading all over the place that either Huckabee will take the South, or McCain will.Â I find it interesting that Huckabee got NO votes at all in our little straw poll, and McCain only got one.Â Romney came in first, with the majority of the votes, and Fred came in second.
Evidently, this has been the way it’s been going among the women’s clubs all over the state.Â Don’t you find that a little odd, since we are being told who is the front runner?
While President George W. Bush has maintained neutrality among contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, he privately expresses to friends his exasperation with Mitt Romney’s hard-line stance on immigration.
Bush is upset that Romney changed his position on the issue, compared to what it had been when he was governor of Massachusetts, at the expense of the president’s immigration reform. Bush and Sen. John McCain are not close, but the president is grateful for McCain’s support on Iraq and immigration.
A footnote: The president’s younger brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has not endorsed any presidential candidate. But he and his political allies were behind Romney’s losing effort in last Tuesday’s Florida primary.
Well, that clinches it for me! If Bush is against Romney for his stand on ILLEGALS, I’m all FOR MITT!
Al Qaeda fanatics plumbed sickening new depths yesterday when they turned two women with Down’s syndrome into human bombs to kill 70 people in Baghdad.
The unwitting pawns were apparently fooled into wearing explosive vests which were then detonated remotely by mobile phones as the women mingled with crowds.
The two blasts caused carnage at two busy markets in the Iraqi capital’s deadliest atrocity since last spring.
Proving once more, that they’ll do anything to destroy peace, even using innocent women. They must be crushed. If the Iraqis continue to allow them to function in their country, then….. If some Iraqis didn’t want them there, they wouldn’t be there.
Charkaoui and Harkat are among a trio of complainants who argued successfully last year that Canada’s federal legislation dealing with the deportation of terror suspects was unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled last February that the security certificate process that led to Harkat’s incarceration is fundamentally unjust. A proposed new law is now being studied by the federal government.
Isn’t it interesting how so many are using a country’s Constitution against the country itself? Now, why do you think so many courts are letting them get away with that?
â€œAre you glad to see me, Santa Fe?â€ Edward M. Kennedy roared.
â€œYes!â€ Santa Fe roared back. There were whoops and â€œViva Kennedyâ€ chants from the overflow crowd at a community college. A man in the back held an â€œObama 2008, Kennedy 2016â€ sign. â€œEstoy muy contento estar aquÃ en Santa Fe con usted,â€ Mr. Kennedy said in perfectly accented Spanish â€” that is, perfectly Boston-accented Spanish. (â€œI am very happy to be here in Santa Fe with you, â€ he was trying to say, somewhat imperfectly.)
No doubt, the booze was flowing freely. Pfft!
Wdziekonski, a machine mechanic, told investigators that heâ€™s a â€œdues-paying memberâ€ of the â€œNational Socialist Movement 88,â€ and that he vandalized the cemetery to stand out as a hero among his hate group peers. The â€œ88â€ is a symbol for â€œHeil Hitler,â€ police said.
Wdziekonski, a Polish immigrant who has been in the United States for four years, was involved in the neo-Nazi movement in Poland, police said.
If he was involved with the garbage there, how did he end up here? Don’t they check for that sort of thing? Are we importing more criminals now? Do we need criminals? Is there a shortage no one told me about?
The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men, according to a new study.
The HPV virus now causes as many cancers of the upper throat as tobacco and alcohol, probably due both to an increase in oral sex and the decline in smoking, researchers say.
I see a ‘nanny law’ in the works. Oh, wait a minute….nope. Sex is ok. The nannies actually promote sex. It’s smoking that must be stopped. Silly me.
Democratic Sen. Barack Obama sees one of the best arguments for his presidential candidacy in the rise of Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain has become Obamaâ€™s favorite punching bag, an easier mark in front of partisan audiences than the rival Obama will have to beat first to get to the general election – Hillary Rodham Clinton. But he also likes to lump the two of them together as co-supporters of the war in Iraq.
â€œIt is time for new leadership that understands the way to win a debate with John McCain or any Republican who is nominated is not by nominating someone who agreed with him on voting for the war in Iraq,â€ Obama said during a speech in Denver Wednesday.
I guess since the media has already decided that McFeingold is going to be the nominee, so have the candidates. While I’ll agree that Iraq is a big issue, there are a few other issues they should be concerned about…..like actually protecting the country from the current invasion from the south?
Egypt will close the breached border with Gaza on Sunday, and Hamas will not try to prevent it, a senior Hamas leader said after holding talks with Egyptian officials.
“Tomorrow (Sunday) is going to be the last day for the border to be open like this,” Gaza’s Hamas strongman, Mahmoud Zahar, told the Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera, after returning to Gaza.
Well, nice of ‘em to allow the Egyptians to close their own border, don’cha think?
Newsom’s critics have criticized the mayor’s spending in recent weeks after The Chronicle reported that all or part of the salaries of eight mayoral aides – totaling more than $749,000 – were funded by the cash-strapped agency. The staffers included Newsom’s point man on transportation issues and his assistant to a new director of climate protection initiatives.
The Municipal Transportation Agency is also paying for $140,000 worth of personnel costs for the city’s lobbying teams in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. City officials say that money comes out of the agency’s operating budget, whose revenue comes from such sources as parking tickets and Municipal Railway fares, and not from the federal government.
I’d put Newsom in the “Feckless Weasel” category.
The World Bank is using millions of dollars in American taxpayer funds to help Iran build up its industrial and natural gas sectors, FOX News has learned.
This comes at a time when the United States and the United Nations are actively working to discourage the international community from conducting commercial transactions with Iran and its energy sector, in particular.
The World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) provides financial guarantees to secure foreign investments in developing countries, and the U.S. government is one of the agency’s largest contributors. U.S. contributions since 2000 have totaled nearly $24 million.
Documents and public filings obtained by FOX News show the MIGA has issued $122.2 million in guarantee coverage for three companies from Thailand and Japan, that have in turn invested a total of $42.8 million in a state-owned Iranian petrochemical company.
Uh….does anyone else see a major conflict here?
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa.â€”Brace yourself for more wintry weather. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Saturday, leading the groundhog to forecast six more weeks of winter.
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The rodent was pulled from his stump by members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, top-hat- and tuxedo-wearing businessmen who carry out the tradition.
Each Feb. 2, thousands of people descend on Punxsutawney, a town of about 6,100 people some 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to celebrate what had essentially been a German superstition.
The tradition is that if a hibernating animal sees a shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.
That was the forecast from Gen. Beauregard Lee, Punxsutawney Phil’s counterpart in Lilburn, Ga. Beau did not see his shadow Saturday morning at the Yellow River Game Ranch.
It was the third year in a row the two groundhogs’ predictions differed.
Did anyone consult the Boracle?