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Archive for 26 February 2008
Do you ever look at the keyword searches that brings people to your site? Well, every once in a while, out of curiosity, or boredom, I take a peek. Most of the time, it’ll be something reasonably normal, but now and then, there’s something like this…….sex with black wiman.
Now, what on earth on my site would lead Google in the United Kingdom to bring someone who can’t spell, and is interested in sex, with a black woman….er wiman?
What’s the connection?
Of all the articles, blog posts, and opinion pieces I’ve read, nothing even comes close to explaining the state of Obama’s
Hallelujah Chorus campaign than this one posted on Sultan Knish’s site.
Sunday’s Oscars demonstrate what happens when Hollywood stops bothering to posture as populists and embraces its natural affinities. The Obama campaign demonstrates what happens when the cultural elites understand the need to package a subversive agenda in a populist package.
The core of Obama’s support came from Hollywood all along and that is no surprise because Obama exemplifies everything that Hollywood stands for, a blank empty package dressed up in rhetoric and crowd manipulation bordering on that exhibited by the propaganda of totalitarian regimes.
At times manic and yet showcasing that phony humility which was once a staple of Hollywood leading men and still remains on display at just about any awards show, Obama is a leading man, a candidate running on an entertainment rather than a political platform.
VERY interesting reading.
We move all the way to Tennessee to get away from the cold and the snow of Wisconsin, and what is it doing right now???????
It’s Tennessee fer the love of pete!Â SOUTHERN Tennessee!Â The end of February!
MAKE IT GO AWAY!
Albore!Â You are so seriously on my sh*t list!
We’re continually told that Republicans are being paranoid when they want voters to show ID to prevent fraud.
Well, take a look at a newly-released investigation of the Milwaukee Police Department on voter fraud in the 2004 election â€” the year, as you’ll recall, that John Kerry carried Wisconsin by about 11,000 votes out of almost 3 million.
The first screaming conclusion: “The reports of more ballots cast than voters recorded were found to be true.”
UPDATE: This is fascinating reading, and huge, as it obliterates the “voter fraud is an urban legend” argument.
Page 8: “For example, a woman residing in the 4900 block of N. 18th with no recorded date of birth listed is also recorded in the 4900 block of N. 108th with a date of birth. This voter did reside at the N. 108th address at the time of the November General Election. She is now registered to vote and, more important, recorded as voting in two different Wards in the City of Milwaukee.”
During a section dealing with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the report states, “over 10 percent of the ballots cast in Ward 39 during the 2004 General Election were not properly certified by the Election Inspectors or were ineligible to be cast in this Ward.” (page 23) “Over 2600 additional persons who do not live in Sandburg Hall are registered and able to vote from an address where they do not reside.”
“It is the opinion of Task Force investigators that more than any other recommendation we could make, our investigation has concluded that the one thing that could eliminate a large percentage of fraud or the appearance of fraudulent voting on any given Election is the elimination of the On-Site or Same Day voter registration system… Given the inability of Election Inspectors to check the eligibility of a voter on the day of any election, there is no other way to ensure that only eligible voters are voting on Election Day.”
………..first, the crickets! Then the denials, then the “it was isolated”.
H/T: Charlie Sykes
Obama’s Society of Beggars
By Jeffrey Lord
Oh pleeeeze, sir!
In three words, this is the driving force behind Barack Obama’s vision for America. A vision epitomized by the famous words written by Charles Dickens for the young Oliver Twist of 19th century England. “Please, sir, I want some more.”
As America is beginning to learn, the young prince of Chicago began his career as what is euphemistically called a “community organizer.” One has to have grown up in the 1960s, I suppose, to know what this is. For those who missed out, a community organizer is someone who spends their time begging from the government. The motives, at least in theory, are always pure. Mrs. Jones needs heat, Joe Smith needs a job, Sally Bell needs milk for her baby.
The problem, of course, is that after decades of practical experience it is now obvious to most Americans that the guiding light behind community organizing is some variant of socialism — which is to say a philosophy that effectively guarantees a lifetime of poverty and dependence, always at the mercy of a government that by the very nature of big bureaucracies can be arrogantly uncaring if not deceitful, slow as molasses, frequently incompetent and, in the end, completely lacking in an ability to help people escape the grinding poverty in which they find themselves.
To be perfectly honest, and fair, B. Hussein’s ‘experience’ is just about as impressive as the Shrilldebeast’s.
Lawyers see bail policy as ‘burden’
But judges call $35,000 fair for those in trouble with immigration
A policy that recommends a high bail bond for felony suspects with immigration problems has sparked a debate between judges, who say it reduces the likelihood suspected offenders will flee, and defense lawyers, who say it unfairly targets Hispanics.
How can it “unfairly target” Hispanics if it are the Hispanics who are typically the ones with the “immigration problem”?
The judges’ guidelines recommend a bond of $35,000 for those who previously have been deported or are undocumented. The suggested bond amount is second only to that for non-capital murder â€” $50,000 â€” among offenses for which bail is permitted.
I’d like to know why someone who was previously deported would be in the court system again?
Oh, foolish me! It’s because our gubmint can’t, and WON’T, do it’s freakin’ job!
“Although it may appear facially neutral, the policy cannot help but burden those individuals who have Hispanic surnames,” Patrick McCann, president of the lawyers group, wrote state District Judge Debbie Stricklin. “As such, we believe that the policy ultimately discriminates against the same citizens who are often least able to speak up for and defend themselves because of language and cultural barriers.”
And who’s fault is that? Gee, can’t blame those who actually come legally who won’t bother to learn the language of the land, can we. Nope, it must be discrimination because we don’t speak THEIR language.
While judges may not intend to discriminate against Hispanics, McCann noted, the “demographics of our region and the inner workings of the criminal justice system” contribute to that possibility. McCann argued that even suspects who are undocumented might have family or job ties in Texas that would minimize chances they would flee if released on bail.
Yeah, like that’s worked real well in the past. (insert major sarcasm here)
Stricklin, who is administrative judge for the county’s 20-plus criminal district courts, defended the policy, saying, “If they are here illegally, that has an influence on what bond might be appropriate.”
If they are here illegally, there should be NO bail, and transportation to return them home, the cost for which, THEY will pay!
“Any military person who concludes he’s a left-wing, hair-on-fire, Kumbaya child of the ’60s has sadly misunderestimated him, to use George Bush’s term,” said retired Gen. Merrill McPeak.
Still, the mostly conservative retired officers, industry executives and current defense officials interviewed by The Washington Times cite Mr. Obama’s lack of experience in national security. They also point to his determination to pull American combat units from Iraq at a time when a troop surge has reduced violence, damaged al Qaeda and allowed the Iraqi government to progress toward Sunni-Shia-Kurd reconciliation.
The military aren’t the only ones who fear his major lack of experience, and his ‘followers’ seem to be mesmerized into believing he is the answer to everything. Has anyone figured out what the question is yet?
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ordered 70 domestic Internet service providers to restore access to the site after removal of what government officials had deemed a “blasphemous” video clip.
Pakistan ordered YouTube blocked on Friday over a clip featuring a Dutch lawmaker who has said he plans to release a movie portraying Islam as fascist and prone to inciting violence. As a result, most of the world’s Internet users lost access to YouTube for several hours on Sunday.
Since damn near everything is considered “blasphemous” to Muslims, I’m surprised there is even any internet access in that part of the world!
Al-Qaida operatives managed to infiltrate the Gaza Strip after Hamas breached the border with Egypt in January, OC Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin said Tuesday.
Speaking at the weekly meeting of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Yadlin said the breach also “enabled Hamas to bring back those who had left for training in Syria and Iran, including snipers, explosives experts, rocket experts and engineers.” Copious amounts of weaponry had also been smuggled in, he added.
Not good. Not good at all! They didn’t go to train to be chefs, or farmers, or doctors. They train to be murderers.
Some parents said they weren’t comforted after a meeting to explain why Poplar Grove School’s principal waited two weeks to report racist graffiti in a bathroom stall.
Monday’s assembly came 24 days after Vanessa Garcia, middle school principal at Poplar Grove, learned of a racial slur and a string tied into a loop in a boys restroom. Garcia had the graffiti removed immediately and said she has “leads” on who wrote it.
Vandalism and stupidity does not make a “hate crime”.
Teenwire.com, the Planned Parenthood Web site that says it was created “to provide medically accurate sexual health information for teens on the Internet,” is advising teens that viewing pornography is a normal and “safer” way of enjoying sex.
Pornography is not a good way for ANYONE to ‘enjoy sex’, much less kids.
Twenty-five years after the federal report A Nation at Risk challenged U.S. public schools to raise the quality of education, the study finds high schoolers still lack important historical and cultural underpinnings of “a complete education.” And, its authors fear, the nation’s current focus on improving basic reading and math skills in elementary school might only make matters worse, giving short shrift to the humanities â€” even if children can read and do math.
Lowering standards did absolutely NOTHING to raise the quality of education. Half of the kids today can’t even speak understandable English, and I don’t mean those born in a different country. I mean those born right here, their parents were born here, and grandparents.
Closing arguments are under way in Canton, Ohio, in the case of a former police officer convicted of the murders of his pregnant lover and their unborn daughter.
Prosecutor Dennis Barr says the state has met its burden to prove that Bobby Cutts Jr. deserves to die for his crimes. He asked the jury to recommend the death sentence Tuesday.
It’s a shame he can’t be put to death twice, once for each murder.
Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf announced on Monday that despite some security problems Iranian companies will soon start implementing infrastructure projects in Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
â€œIn the near future Iraqi people will feel the presence of the Tehran Municipality in the implementation of projects in all areas,â€ Qalibaf told reporters in a joint press conference with Baghdad Mayor Sabir Al-Isawi.
â€œNow that a popular government has taken the helm in Iraq it is an opportunity to seriously expand cooperation in political and economic areas,â€ he asserted.
Translation: Iran will bring you a more oppressive society than you had under Saddam Hussein.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain defended his belief that U.S. troops will need to stay in Iraq for decades Monday but said the unpopular war will soon end “for all intents and purposes.”
Is there such a thing as a “popular war”? We may leave Iraq, but we are in a war that will never end until one side or the other is completely destroyed. Hopefully, it will be them, not us. Get use to it.
Last week, the UN nuclear watchdog said Iran was being more transparent, but had not given “credible assurances” that it was not building a bomb.
On Monday, the agency heard that Iran may have continued secret work on nuclear weapons after 2003, the date US intelligence suggested the work ceased.
Tehran has dismissed the allegations as “forgeries”.
Yeah. Right. Uh huh.
Federal agents swarmed a trucking company in Memphis and Millington Monday, but their focus may have been on Tennessee’s unusual driver’s license center operating inside the firm.
Neither federal nor state authorities revealed what wrongdoing they suspect.
Why would a trucking company be running a driver’s license center? Isn’t that a gubmint operation? Hmmm…. The article creates more questions than it answers.
A man shot his mother to death after an argument, then walked next door and shot another woman and three children, authorities said. In the end, two women and a 4-year-old girl were dead and two other children critically wounded.
I will never understand the type of person who can shoot children. I don’t want to. I don’t think it self defense will wash when a four year old is dead.
Starbucks is closing the doors at its 7,100 stores across America for a brief barista re-education.
CEO Howard Schultz announced the 3-hour closure starting at 5:30 p.m. local time Tuesday to energize 135,000 employees.
He wants baristas to share their passion for making espresso, or as he says, “to pull the perfect shot, steam milk to order and customize their favorite beverage.”
Yep, now there’s something to aspire to. Since I don’t like Starbucks coffee, I really don’t give a flyin’ flip!