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Archive for 11 February 2008
Michelle Malkin as an extremely interesting tidbit, courtesy of OUR White House:
Too outrageously outrageous to be true?
Well, I checked it out and itâ€™s even worse than the reader described. Far worse.
The plan is called â€œThe Merida Initiative.â€ Seems that the White House has had this plan in the works for nearly a year with little congressional input on either side of the border.
Is it any wonder why Bush has such a low approval rating?Â Even AMONG REPUBLICANS?
I used to work in a warehouse that was, coincidentally, a half hour drive from the place where Aqsa Parvez was murdered by her father for refusing to wear a hijab. Some of my co-workers were friendly moderate Muslims, so I engaged them in a debate. It didnâ€™t take too long to hit a brick wall; the tone became a little â€˜edgy,â€™ and the conversation started going in circles. To save time I said, â€œLetâ€™s cut to the chase: do you think the Holocaust actually happened?â€ The moderate fellow shrugged and said, â€œWho can say? The Jew says six million, but other experts say 30 000, so who knows? And anyhow, isnâ€™t the â€˜Occupied Territoriesâ€™ situation a far worse crime etc. etc.â€ A few follow-up questions revealed more dismaying sentiments. My anecdotal evidence is backed up by statistics and numerous opinion polls: significant and growing numbers of Canadian and British â€˜moderate Muslimsâ€™ think 1 the Holocaust is a myth/exaggeration, 2 â€˜the Jewâ€™ is the real culprit behind 9-11, and 3 sharia is at least as valid as British common law.
Read the rest!
Move America Forward will be showing their support in Berkeley for the Marines.
The Code Pinkos will be showing their disdain.
Which one do you believe is right, and which is wrong? Those who support our brave men and women of our military, or those who would see them, and in turn, the nation, destroyed?
A reminder what this trash is all about:
Personal opinion….so far, so good.Â
There’s nothing I could add to this young man’s words.
By Sgt. Seth Conner
Like my Marine brothers who fought alongside me in the Battle of Fallujah, I know a little something about choices.
When the nosecones of 767 passenger jets punched into the Twin Towers, my choice was simple to make. My choice was not, as the patchouli-smelling Berkeley hippies would have you believe, the duplicitous work of â€œsalespeople known to lie to and seduce minors and young adults into contracting themselves into military service with false promises.â€ By that rationale, car salesmen are responsible for the 40,000 Americans who will die this year on the nationâ€™s highways.
No, as shocking as it may be to radical anti-military haters, the overwhelming majority of young soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines like myself are deeply proud of the choice we made. As shocking as it may seem to the Code Pink crowd, we feel blessed to have been given the chance to defend our nation and be steeled and shaped by those charged with leading us.
Ironically, for people who claim to be â€œtolerant,â€ â€œopen-minded,â€ and â€œpeace-loving,â€ theBerkeley protestors and their ilk proved just what a sham their operation truly is. If they were really interested in saving the lives of innocents, they would listen to the countless stories veterans bring back from Iraq about pivotal moments of decision that saved livesâ€”both American and Iraqi.
The U.N. General Assembly is bringing together business leaders, activists and government officials for a debate on climate change starting Monday – an effort to keep up the momentum for a new treaty by 2009 to fight global warming.
The two-day session is a follow-up to the international climate conference in December on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, where delegates from nearly 190 nations agreed to adopt a blueprint to control global warming gases before the end of next year.
No matter what proof these Useless Numnuts are given, they continue plodding down the path.
Michael Bloomberg, New York’s climate-activist mayor who attended the Bali conference, will be the keynote speaker, and special guests include British billionaire Richard Branson, who has decided to invest heavily in “biofuels,” and actress Daryl Hannah. Nearly 100 countries have signed up to speak and 20 are sending ministers, assembly spokesman Janos Tisovszky said Friday.
Climate-activist? You mean another one of those “do as I say, not as I do” types. I always thought Branson was a reasonably intelligent person. Guess I was wrong. Investing in something that creates more problems than it solves isn’t terribly bright.
In key reports last year, a U.N. network of climate and other scientists warned of severe consequences – from rising seas, droughts, severe weather, species extinction and other effects – without sharp cutbacks in emissions of the industrial, transportation and agricultural gases blamed for global warming.
If the planet wants to warm up, the planet is going to warm up! We don’t have any control. This isn’t about warming, this is about power, and the U.N. wants it. Power over all industry, taxes, people. Period. It’s really sad to see how many have bought into this bullsh*t!
To avoid the worst, the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced by 25 percent to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 – and by at least half by 2050.
Perhaps if all those who have bought into this crap would just stop breathing, the levels would be reduces by 50%!
Kerim, a Macedonian diplomat who is president of the 192-nation General Assembly, said cutting greenhouse gases alone will not be enough to pull island nations, sub-Saharan Africa and other particularly vulnerable parts of the world back from the brink of irreversible harm.
When are we going to stop being so damned arrogant? We don’t control nature. We CAN’T control nature. We just aren’t that important!
The Archbishop of Canterbury received the backing of the prime minister today as a “man of great integrity” as he prepared to address the Church of England’s 550-strong national assembly and counter the furore prompted by his comments on sharia law.
When the Prime Minister of England starts bowing to Mecca, you know you’ve got a problem. I’ve always been suspicious of that guy. Totally irrelevant: Does the Archbishop look like a demon to anyone else? Kind of spooky.
Hillary Clinton replaced her campaign manager Sunday, shaking up the leadership of a presidential bid that has experienced financial difficulties and fell short of an early goal to wrap up the Democratic nomination by last week’s Super Tuesday contests.
The departure of campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle, a longtime aide whose tenure with the former first lady goes back to Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign in 1992, was announced hours before rival Barack Obama won Maine’s caucuses.
I dunno….maybe Senator Shrilldebeast isn’t doing as well as she thought she would cuz, well…..nobody likes her? It’s also possible that B. Hussein is doing well cuz nobody has a clue what he’s talking about, it just sounds good.
Roy Scheider, a one-time boxer whose broken nose and pugnacious acting style made him a star in “The French Connection” and who later uttered one of cinematic history’s most memorable roles in “Jaws,” has died.
Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. He was 75.
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” R.I.P.
Among those held at Guantanamo is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the attack six years ago in which hijacked planes were flown into buildings in New York and Washington. Five others are expected to be named in sworn charges.
“The department has been working diligently to prepare cases and bring charges against a number of individuals who have been involved in some of the most grievous acts of violence and terror against the United States and our allies,” Whitman said.
I think a public execution would be in order!
Its mortgage paid off, the $36,000 house served as home base for the family’s comings and goings for nearly 20 years. But Mr. Sauls lost it a little more than a year after taking out a property tax loan.
The loan company that seized his home is part of an industry that specializes in offering high-interest loans to mostly poor homeowners who owe delinquent taxes. Such companies can be quick to foreclose when their customers miss payments.
Although, evidently legal, this sounds like a major scam, preying on the uninformed.
President Hugo Chavez on Sunday threatened to cut off oil sales to the United States if Exxon Mobil Corp. wins court judgments to seize billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets.
“If you end up freezing (Venezuelan assets) and it harms us, we’re going to harm you,” Chavez said, directing his words to U.S. President George W. Bush. “Do you know how? We aren’t going to send oil to the United States. Take note, Mr. Bush, Mr. Danger.”
Is this clown on medication?
Continuing the theme of his campaign, Gov. Bobby Jindal asked lawmakers Sunday to join him in delivering an overhaul of Louisiana ethics laws, a move the Republican chief executive casts as the first step in projecting a new image for a state saddled with a history of corruption.
“Today we take the first step toward building a better Louisiana where our ethics laws are the gold standard, letting the rest of the world know that corruption will no longer find a home here,” Jindal said in opening a special legislative session that could last through March 1.
Ethics and Louisiana politics have never been hand in hand. Good luck, Governor!
In the statement, which Matthews posted Feb. 3 on his blog at thaddeusmattews.com, Cox said he killed Vidulich in self-defense after his attempt to extort the officer went awry. Cox told Vidulich he wanted money for his help in returning sexually explicit photographs stolen from Vidulich’s home in July, according to the statement.
Cox’s account raised doubts about Police Director Larry Godwin’s claim that the young man was simply a “brutal killer” who targeted Vidulich.
“I believe that there was a plan to frame this kid,” Matthews said.
The times I have read his blog, I always got the feeling “this is one very angry man”. That being said, I think the shield law should apply to ALL forms of media, even us lowly blogger types.
White knights or vultures? Sovereign wealth funds from the Middle East and Asia, which gave a lifeline to US financial houses rocked by a mortgage crisis, are coming under tight US scrutiny. The spotlight is on the fledgling, cash-flush China Investment Corporation (CIC), which US lawmakers fear could snap up strategic assets in the credit-tight US and threaten American security and sovereignty.
Vultures. Definitely vultures. Can’t we sink or swim on our own? Is it necessary for the U.S. to go begging for money from nations that would rather see us destroyed?