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Archive for 28 February 2008
Welp, we’re gonna kiss WildBlue g’bye!Â It turns out they don’t much care for folks who actually use their computers….A LOT!Â Since there are 3 people using the internet on a regular basis (one of them listening to the ‘radio’) and they only allow us just so much broadband usage per 30 days, no matter how ridiculous the price the charge, we’re going to switch to DSL.
Odds are, posting will be on a very limited basis for the next few days.Â I honestly don’t think a page should take 10 minutes to load, even on dial-up.Â GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Technical problems have forced the Bush administration to retool a high-tech “virtual fence” along the U.S.-Mexico border and will delay the first phase for at least three years, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States, many from Mexico. Immigration is a highly charged topic and a major issue in the campaign for November’s presidential election.
Department of Homeland Security officials and congressional auditors told lawmakers on Wednesday that problems found in the 28-mile pilot project built near Nogales, Arizona, by Boeing Co. will require a change in plans, the Post reported.
High tech is nice, but nothing will ever replace real people, with real guns and a REAL high fence. Moat….gators…..piranhas.
Police are searching for a gunman who wounded eight people at a busy South Los Angeles bus stop and trying to figure out why he opened fire into a crowd of children and adults.
Armed with a semiautomatic handgun, the man apparently was aiming at somebody but missed his target and shot others at the bus stop just after schools let out Wednesday, Lt. Ruben De La Torre said.
Are they sure he wasn’t just shooting people at random?
Authorities are still trying to figure out what prompted 28-year-old Kevin Lininger to run naked up and down South Shawnee Street near Aurora today.
“He didn’t demonstrate any signs of alcohol or drug use,” said Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson.
Isn’t it COLD in Colorado this time of year? Nutty!
Israel, he said, must rather go the way of upping targeted killings among the full gamut of Hamas leadership.
“We must not let anyone involved in the shooting stay alive,” Sheetrit, who is also a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said. “I am opposed to hesitation and in favor of wiping out anyone who is in Hamas; from the military and political echelons, no matter who.”
I’m not so sure just taking out the ‘heads’ is going to do the trick. They seem to regrow them in short order, so it would be a never ending battle.
As the possibility grows that voters may bestow the nation’s highest public office on an African American, serial public apologies — largely by Democrats — show just how sensitive race remains. What is less clear is how race could help or hinder Obama, who has struggled to keep it in the background.
J. Sidney McCain lost points with me when he delivered that useless apology. He didn’t have a whole lot of point to begin with, so losing a few puts him back on the bottom of the heap. B. Hussein is an empty suit with pretty platitudes.
As a frigid wind swept across campus, student Laura Wayman silently took in the memorial of snow-crusted teddy bears and dying red roses lying outside Northern Illinois University’s Cole Hall Wednesday afternoon.
Wayman, 21, had not heard the big news delivered earlier in the day by Gov. Blagojevich and NIU President John G. Peters: The site of the Valentine’s Day massacre was to be torn down and replaced, nearby, with a new “state-of-the-art” facility — Memorial Hall.
Other than the obvious, is something wrong with the building? Is it full of asbestos? Are the walls crumbling?
In a letter sent to Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said it could not definitively say if Clemens had lied under oath during its investigation into his challenge of accusations contained in the report on baseball and drugs prepared by George J. Mitchell. But the committee said it believed that the Justice Department should pursue the matter.
I wonder if Congress has a clue of how ridiculous they are making themselves appear to the public?
John Fru Ndi of the opposition Social Democratic Front, denied being behind the unrest but he said he could understand the frustrations felt by Cameroonians because of the high cost of living.
“It’s a miserable situation and the government has not addressed this,” he told the BBC’s Network Africa programme.
“The people have no other alternative than to express themselves by marching on the streets to draw government’s attention to issues affecting their everyday lives.”
And by using children as shields, this will help their cause…….how?
Six months after being sentenced to prison for bribery, John Ford is proving harder to incarcerate than to convict.
U.S. Dist. Court Judge J. Daniel Breen, who has twice delayed Ford’s prison report date, listened Wednesday as the former state senator said he feared his children would be “put out on the street” if he is not there to provide food and shelter.
That judge needs to be removed from the bench. Ford isn’t the only person who has been sentenced to jail time with children. If this weasel hadn’t broken the law, this wouldn’t be an issue. Why should he be given special treatment? Just because his name if Ford? I don’t think so!
Senator Bond (R-Missouri) contends Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) are “getting their marching orders from the MoveOn.org and CODEPINK constituency” of their party. Bond is denouncing Reid for arranging another vote on a resolution that would cut funding to U.S. troops and order a military withdrawal from Iraq.
According to Bond, the work in the House is “even more ridiculous.” He believes its top priority should be to vote on the bipartisan terrorist surveillance bill (the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA) that overwhelmingly passed the Senate.
Feckless weasels bowing to moonbats. Our so called representatives have sunk to a new low.
William F. Buckley: R.I.P., Enfant Terrible
by Ann Coulter
William F. Buckley was the original enfant terrible.
As with Ronald Reagan, everyone prefers to remember great men when they weren’t being great, but later, when they were being admired. Having changed the world, there came a point when Buckley no longer needed to shock it.
But to call Buckley an “enfant terrible” and then to recall only his days as a grandee is like calling a liberal actress “courageous.” Back in the day, Buckley truly was courageous. I prefer to remember the Buckley who scandalized to the bien-pensant.
Other tributes will contain the obvious quotes about demanding a recount if he won the New York mayoral election and trusting the first 100 names in the Boston telephone book more than the Harvard faculty. I shall revel in the “terrible” aspects of the enfant terrible.