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Archive for 14 February 2008
I thank ya kindly!
I wish someone explain to me how said cowardly rabbit had a bee for a brother from two supposedly ‘human’ parents.
Yep!Â Those are weeds!Â Oh joy.Â sigh…Â Yesterday, it was snow.Â Today, we have weeds!
The grass is still brown, but those weeds sure are coming up green.Â
SAN DIEGO — The Border Patrol says it found a metal wire strung between two border fences in San Diego — an apparent effort to inflict serious injury or even death to its agents.
An agent discovered the wire on the ground Saturday. It was strung about 150 feet between San Diego’s two border fences, leading through a hole into Mexico. The agency said the wire would be about four feet high if someone pulled on it from the Mexican side — high enough to strike an agent on all-terrain vehicle in the neck.
The discovery comes amid rising border violence in San Diego. The Border Patrol says agents are increasingly under attack from people on Mexican soil and has retaliated in some cases by firing tear gas.
Screw the tear gas!Â Bring out the BIG GUNS!Â LIVE FIRE!
What is your first thought when you see this headline:
I just received a piece of mail from the state of Tennessee.Â Not a big deal, just some information.Â What is the big deal was the waste of paper!Â An entire sheet and a half of paper dedicated for translation into:
Kurdish – Badinani
Kurdish – Sorani
Actually, I like this one better. But then, I’m just rude that way.
Mitt Romney is endorsing John McCain on Thursday, The Associated Press has learned.
The officials have spoke on condition of anonymity. Romney will release his 288 delegates and urge them to back McCain.
The former Massachuttsetts governor dropped out of the race last week. It became apparent that toppling McCain would be near impossible.
I need it!
At least the global warming hucksters are quiet these days with our well below freezing temperatures and blowing snow.
It’s very difficult to convince people, living in climates where the lakes are frozen over, that the polar ice caps and glaciers are melting when they exist in 60- to 100-below-zero climates. Prudhoe Bay, Alaska endures winter temperatures 70 below zero and wind chills from the Siberian Express reaching 135 below zero.
Every global warming statement those propagandists make are preceded by could, might, may, if and possible. They are using scare tactics to advance their agenda and justify their high-paying boondoggle jobs. When we actually analyze their claims, they’re mostly half-truths presented with lies, distortions and deceit, along with many vital omissions.
Where do these global warming scammers meet to advance their agenda? Two years ago, it was Buenos Aries, Argentina. In 2008 they are traveling (at taxpayer expense) to a balmy South Pacific Island. There are way too many lucrative government (taxpayer) grants thrown at these so-called scientists.
In the realm of time, human life is but a speck. For insignificant humans to think that they can change the Earth’s climate enduring for millions of years is ignorant dreaming. If that were possible, they’d be disarming tornados and hurricanes.
We better wise up. The global warming scam is about seizing absolute control over us. The insidious Kyoto Climate Change Protocol, UN’s Agenda 21, will destroy our Constitution and enslave America under UN (WTO) control and the force of international law forever. America will be relegated to a minor UN territory.
Fond du Lac
Good letter!Â Will anyone pay attention, or will the sheep continue to worship at the alter of the Useless Numnuts and the Boracle?
The Institute on Religion and Democracy is blasting the United Nations after auditors find the agency squandered millions of dollars in war-torn Sudan.
Is anyone ever surprised that the Useless Numnuts are wasting millions? What does surprise me is that the U.S. and other reasonably civilized countries continue to feed that particular beast with BILLIONS.
A report issued by the U.N. Office for International Oversight Services finds that tens of millions of dollars have been wasted in peacekeeping operations in Sudan over the past three years. According to the report, U.N. workers in Juba (the regional capital of Southern Sudan) are regularly served luxurious meals prepared by five-star chefs, while the general population scrambles to gather enough food to survive on a daily basis.
Why does Marie Antoinette come to mind?
Faith McDonnell, director of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan — an effort of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) — says the waste of money is a monumental tragedy. Especially, she adds, the same report shows that Christian ministries can do better than government bureaucracies when it comes to providing relief in Southern Sudan.
It’s not just a tragedy, it’s downright criminal! Find any faith based organization, and you find it better run than any governmental bureaucracy. Put the UN in the mix, and you find nothing but bloated waste.
“With good development they could be growing all kinds of crops,” McDonnell continues. “They can grow anything in southern Sudan — the fruit, the grains, everything they have there. But instead of helping to pursue that development for people, [the U.N. representatives are] spending money on chefs and dining tents.”
They truly ARE Useless Numnuts! Dissolve this parasite, NOW! If nothing else, kick them off OUR soil and let those who think they are useful pay for their gourmet meals.
Cross posted at Reject the UN
A little history:
February 14 is Valentine’s Day. Although it is celebrated as a lovers’ holiday today, with the giving of candy, flowers, or other gifts between couples in love, it originated in 5th Century Rome as a tribute to St. Valentine, a Catholic bishop.
For eight hundred years prior to the establishment of Valentine’s Day, the Romans had practiced a pagan celebration in mid-February commemorating young men’s rite of passage to the god Lupercus. The celebration featured a lottery in which young men would draw the names of teenage girls from a box. The girl assigned to each young man in that manner would be his sexual companion during the remaining year.
In an effort to do away with the pagan festival, Pope Gelasius ordered a slight change in the lottery. Instead of the names of young women, the box would contain the names of saints. Both men and women were allowed to draw from the box, and the game was to emulate the ways of the saint they drew during the rest of the year. Needless to say, many of the young Roman men were not too pleased with the rule changes.
Instead of the pagan god Lupercus, the Church looked for a suitable patron saint of love to take his place. They found an appropriate choice in Valentine, who, in AD 270 had been beheaded by Emperor Claudius.
Claudius had determined that married men made poor soldiers. So he banned marriage from his empire. But Valentine would secretly marry young men that came to him. When Claudius found out about Valentine, he first tried to convert him to paganism. But Valentine reversed the strategy, trying instead to convert Claudius. When he failed, he was stoned and beheaded.
I don’t need some Hallmark moment on a particular day, with overpriced roses, and sappy poetry.Â As far as I’m concerned, every day with my Mr is Valentine’s Day!Â
Mostafa Chendid, an imam at the Islamic Faith Community, which organised a delegation to the Middle East to complain about the cartoons in 2005, said: â€œThis is very foolish and does not help building the bridges we need. [But] it is the same picture, so it is just a republication of what was published before.â€
“It’s just the same ones, so we don’t have to burn anything.” Pfft!
The Senate Ethics Committee said Wednesday that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig acted improperly in connection with a men’s room sex sting last year and had brought discredit on the Senate.
In a letter to the Republican senator, the ethics panel said Craig’s attempt to withdraw his guilty plea after his arrest at a Minneapolis airport was an effort to evade legal consequences of his own actions.
Craig’s actions constitute “improper conduct which has reflected discreditably on the Senate,” the letter said.
Gee…it took ‘em this long to figure it out what the rest of the country already knew?
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure more than $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year’s spending bills, placing her among the top 10 Senate recipients of what are commonly known as earmarks, according to a new study by a nonpartisan budget watchdog group.
She LIKES spending other people’s money!
“There has been no determination by the Justice Department that the use of waterboarding, under any circumstances, would be lawful under current law,” he said. It is the first time the department has expressed such an opinion publicly.
Bradbury in 2005 signed two secret legal memos that authorized the CIA to use head slaps, freezing temperatures and waterboarding when questioning terror detainees. Because of that, Senate Democrats have opposed his nomination by President Bush to formally head the legal counsel’s office.
All this tells me is that the Dhimmis don’t want to garner information that would save possibly thousands, if not millions, of lives. Better to have dead Americans than one scared terrorist, right?
Local Hamas activists have pledged to obey the law, Mideast envoy Tony Blair has taken a stroll through once gunman-infested neighborhoods and policemen are now the only ones carrying weapons in public in this former militant hub.
Israel is unconvinced? Gee, wonder why? Wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that Hamas is ok withy lying, would it?
Legislators are scrambling to pick new dates for a spring tax-free shopping weekend after a goof in the heat of debate last summer put this year’s bonanza on Easter weekend when many consumers would rather worship than buy earthly goods.
“I think it’s not appropriate,” said Rick Musacchio, a spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville. “An encouragement to shop (during that weekend) is an intrusion on a focus on our faith, on our families and church communities.”
Don’t they have calenders in Nashville?
A team of Chicago fossil hunters has discovered two massive meat-eating dinosaurs that prowled the ancient African landscape and may have picked over the same prey, much as modern-day lions and hyenas do.
One of the new specimens taken from rock beds in the Sahara was a fearsome killer with bladelike teeth, and the other seems to have scavenged scraps of meat predators left behind.
Saying he was ending the debate over school safety, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced Wednesday he would commit city money to place more police officers and metal detectors in every public middle and high school.
“The mayor has made a decision for everyone,” he said. “We have a responsibility to protect children and the teachers in the schools.”
I wonder why no one thought of protecting the children and teachers before people died?
One week after visiting Arizona, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said that a long-troubled high-tech virtual fence along the border near Sasabe now “looks good.”
The 28-mile network of sensors and cameras, which sends live data to border agents, had been plagued by technical malfunctions since contractor Boeing Corp. began work. The glitches postponed the fence’s planned introduction last June.
I don’t want a ‘virtual fence’. I want a REAL fence! Preferably one with razor wire, gun turrets, alligators in the moat, type fence! Stop wasting time and money!
Another blow was felt in 2006 when Wisconsin voters approved a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as strictly between one man and one woman â€” a piece of legislation Stock worked hard to defeat.
“It made me sad,” Stock said of the amendment, which passed with 59.4 percent of the state’s votes. Seventy percent of Manitowoc County voters also approved the bill. “This is about fear.”
Nope, it’s not about fear of same sex couples. It’s a shame that only 59.4 percent of the voters in Wisconsin know sin when they see it.
A few more primary wins and B. Hussein Obama will be able to light up a cigarette during a televised speech and still get the nomination. It looks like the only thing that can stop him now is an endorsement from Al Gore.
Gore is always lunging into a movement just as it has passed its prime — the Internet, Howard Dean, global warming, trying to talk black when he campaigns at a black church. He probably bought a big house a few months ago. Gore is such a supremely unlikable human being, he even subverted the mainstream media’s affection for liberalism during the 2000 election.
And my brave little Hillary needs a bold move after the Potomac primaries this week. If she can’t trick Gore into endorsing Obama, she may have to divorce Bill.
Hillary is, shockingly enough, the most conservative candidate among the top three presidential candidates.