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Archive for 25 February 2008
Now, I’m not much of a dog person. I find ya gotta take as much care of ‘em as ya do 4 year olds. At my age, ain’t happenin’! But I do love critters (as evidenced by my numerous postings of our 3 cats….peacocks are another story altogether), so, go over there and help her out. She’s going to be doin’ some serious walking for those abused and abandoned animals, so the least we can do is give her some financial encouragement, right?
Go! Git! Give! NOW!
Don’t make me come over there and smack you!
Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Young Mujahadeen Movement claims to have captured a strategic village 24 kilometres south of the town of Badoia, where the transitional government is based.
In an Internet statement on Monday, the group claimed to have staged an attack on the Dinsor military base in Bay province, where Badoia is located, forcing 300 soldiers to abandon their posts.
“We have driven out the apostate soldiers and have acquired many weapons, including four armoured military vehicles,” the statement said.
The group posted to Islamist websites a series of photos of their alleged military exploits. The so-called Sheikh Mansour, head of the Young Mujahadeen, appears prominently in the photos. He is Muktar Robow, former head of military security for the rebel Islamic Courts movement.
Ethiopian troops came to the rescue of the embattled Somali transitional government little more than a year ago and swiftly ousted the Islamic Courts movement, which had briefly controlled large areas of south and central Somalia.
Remnants of the fundamentalist movement have since reverted to guerrilla tactics, waging a deadly insurgency, mainly on the streets of the capital, Mogadishu. The Young Mujahadeen reportedly began late last year to mass outside Badoia with the aim of launching intermittent attacks on the key town.
Earlier this month, The United Nations announced it was suspending operations in Somalia amid a worsening security situation in Mogadishu.
Excuse me, but isn’t that THEIR JOB? Once more, the United Nation proves they are Useless Numnuts! Once more, the UN bows to Islamofascists.
If you have a short memory, or were too young to remember, see this time line.
Cross posted at Reject the U.N.Â
Or is the Shrilldebeast trying to point out the absurdity all this deifying of B. Hussein? One way or the other, this is rather amusing.
I find it rather odd though that she is doing her utmost to shoot herself in the foot.Â Isn’t she anti-gun?
Dick Gregory doesn’t mince any words, that’s for sure. I’m not sure what to make of his rant, although he does make some really good points.
I’d give a H/T, but since my computer locked up and I had to reboot, I lost the site. Sorry ’bout that.
With a week to go until the Texas and Ohio primaries, stressed Clinton staffers circulated a photo over the weekend of a “dressed” Barack Obama.
The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat frontrunner fitted as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya.
The senator was on a five-country tour of Africa.
“Wouldn’t we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were HRC?” questioned one campaign staffer, in an email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.
In December, the campaign asked one of its volunteer county coordinators in Iowa to step down after the person forwarded an e-mail falsely stating that Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe quickly accused the Clinton campaign Monday of ‘shameful offensive fear-mongering’ for circulating the snap.
Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams responds: “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed.”
This is a new low, even for the Clinton camp. Aren’t there enough reasons NOT to vote for B. Hussein without resorting to pettiness? Ok, I guess pettiness is their stock in trade. Sorry, my bad!
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of background noise during the Schafley interview, but you can get the jist.
Speaks for itself:
In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better.
The 74-year-old Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours’ Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.
“This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” he said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”
Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.
“A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he told the crowd of mostly followers. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.”
Cuba’s newly-elected President Raul Castro said Sunday that he would bring about changes in the country to make its government more efficient and economy stronger.
In his first address as president to Cuba’s legislature, the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP), Raul said the country needs “a smaller number of central administration bodies and a better distribution of their functions.”
Translation: Fewer folks at the top to suck the life out of the country.
Here in the Lone Star State and across the nation, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has a problem with men.
So many bad Bill jokes, so little time.
Interviews with about a dozen men there, and with dozens of others in 11 other states since December, revealed few signs of overt sexism. But many men spoke of a bond with Obama that transcended race, as well as a sense of distance from Clinton tied to her gender, her personality or her history.
Yep, the Shrilldebeast has a whole lot of baggage. On the other hand, who’s carrying B. Hussein’s bags? They’re there, just not in anything (which is next to nothing) that he’s done while in office.
McCain swept all 38 GOP delegates awarded in U.S. territories over the weekend, moving him closer to the Republican nomination for president. He also picked up endorsements from two unpledged delegates, giving him a total of 998. His rival, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee trails with 254 delegates.
Yep! Looks like McFeingold is gonna be IT. Sorry, I just can’t muster up any enthusiasm.
The government pulls people suspected of being here illegally out of airplane lines and then pays to detain, prosecute and deport them to the country they were headed to in the first place.
Public defenders say it’s a colossal waste of time and taxpayer money.
“What’s silly about this is that they are on their way home. They have gotten the message that they shouldn’t be here,” said Houston’s Federal Public Defender Marjorie Meyers. “It’s not cost-effective.”
None too bright, I would say. Ya take ‘em out of the line, get a file on the computer with all their pertinents, and make SURE they get on that plane! Use the money saved to BUILD THE FLIPPIN’ FENCE! If the federal gubmint EVER did anything that was “cost effective”, I’d probably have a stroke!
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean, said yesterday that he would file a complaint today urging the FEC to investigate Mr. McCain for violating the spending limits and other conditions of an agreement he struck when he became eligible for public matching funds for the Republican primary.
Cheese and crackers! Is that clown still around? Usually I’d say, when there’s smoke, there’s fire. But when these asshats start flapping their lips, I’m pretty sure that’s where the “smoke” comes from….friction.
The Taleban have threatened to blow up telephone masts across Afghanistan unless mobile phone companies agree to switch off their signals at night.
They say that US and other foreign troops are using the signals to track down insurgents.
How ’bout y’all don’t use ‘em, and let everybody else chat all they want. I mean, seriously, if you want to live in the 12th century, YOU go right ahead. Nobody is stopping you. Just don’t try to drag everyone else back in time with you. But just remember, they didn’t have automatic weapons back then either, so you can’t have ‘em on your journey to the Middle Ages!
A veteran who narrowly escaped death at Pearl Harbor has been denied hospitalization at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home because his family complained about his treatment during previous stays.
Elroy Martinez, 88, suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s, and caring for him is overwhelming his wife, Stella, who is 83.
Officials at the center say they have a right to refuse patients, and wonder why if his care was inadequate before, his family wants him to return. He was last admitted in December 2006 and stayed for six days.
As best I know, if you are a state hospital, funded by taxpayer money, you are NOT allow to refuse care. Sounds like the “officials” are behaving like petulant children, and perhaps, the complaints were correct? This is an American hero! Get off your sanctimonious asses and CARE for him.
It goes without saying that Israel’s existence and security are important to Russia and to all the international community, Russian ambassador to Israel Peter Stegny told the Jewish Agency Board of Governors on Sunday.
Really? Then why is Russia so cozy with those countries who want “wipe Israel off the map”?
The attack that killed Baig bears the hallmarks of al-Qaeda, which observers say is aiming to destabilise the country after pro-democracy forces triumphed in last week’s general election, routing Islamist parties at the polls.
There have been a wave of attacks in Pakistani cities since the election. At least four people died on Monday in an attack by militants on the offices of a non-governmental organisation, Plan International, in Mansehra in the restive North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
They might want to consider a bit of border closing and patrolling themselves.
The Pakistani government is also asking YouTube to remove “objectionable content,” said Nabiha Mehmood, a spokeswoman for the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority.
If YouTube removes the video or videos that concern Pakistan, she said, the government may once again let its people post and view video clips.
Do they object to people seeing what the government doesn’t want them to see?
European actors made a clean sweep of the acting awards, with the United Kingdom’s Daniel Day-Lewis and Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard of France and Javier Bardem of Spain taking home the golden statuettes.
The heavily favored Day-Lewis, who was named best actor of 1989 for My Left Foot, won last night for playing a perilously ruthless oil tycoon in There Will Be Blood. Cotillard was named best actress for playing French chanteuse Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, while No Country for Old Men’s Bardem was named best supporting actor. And in an upset that left the winner’s mouth agape, Michael Clayton’s Swinton came out of nowhere to win for best supporting actress, maintaining the supporting Oscar categories’ reputation for surprises.
Seriously, did anyone with half a brain watch this crap?