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Archive for March 2008
…..one foot off! Works for me!
Hey, E, now I don’t feel so bad!
‘Hello, technical support, how can I help you’?
LADY: ‘Last night my computer started making a lot of hissing noise at me so I shut it down. This morning when I turned it on the computer started hissing and cracking, then started smoking and a bad smell, then nothing’.
SUPPORT: ‘I will have a technician come over first thing this morning, just leave the computer just like it is, so they can find the problem and fix it, or change it out with another computer. Give me your address; phone number and the technician will be there just as soon as they can’.
When the technician got there, the lady showed the technician where the computer was, said what happened to it; this is what the technician found wrong. Take a look at the pictures… you won’t believe your eyes!!!!!
And you thought you had computer problems!!!
‘South African Spitting Cobra’ – better known as
‘Mfezi’ the ‘Staffie’ of the African snake species!!
The technician told her: It must have been after the mouse!
The woman didn’t think it was very funny at all.
Heh. I think it’s funny. Although, finding a snake in my computer…….. not so much. (chibber)
Courtesy of Mr Ol Broad via Polly.
And I don’t even live there!
More ‘toons to piss off the Religions of Pieces!
See the post here.
And of course, I had to swipe this one from Texas Fred’s!
Ya know, I’d REALLY love to see evidence of the so called moderates on this issue, but all I seem to hear are crickets. Of course, living out in the country might have something to do with all that chirping.
Instead, we have this.
by Michelle Malkin
Allahpundit and Lawhawk note that Liveleak has restored “Fitna.” It’s symbolically a good move, but 1) They shouldn’t have taken it down in the first place and 2) thanks to the proliferation of video-sharing sites and the ubiquity of Torrent downloads, the restoration of the video on their site is sort of moot.
When the movie was released last week, I snorted at reports that Muslims were showing “restraint.” My snort-age was well-deserved, of course. Because “restraint” has given way to…new death threats. Natch. Goodbye, March Madness. Hello, April fires:
Outcry over a Dutch politician’s anti-Islam film continued Monday, with hard-line Muslims in Indonesia calling for the man’s death.
A group of about 40 demonstrators from the Islamic Defenders Front gathered outside the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta, some of them carrying placards saying “Kill Geert Wilders,” the film’s creator.
“It is a great insult to all Muslims,” said the group’s spokesman Soleh Mahmud, who admitted he has not seen the film but was outraged nonetheless.
“The Dutch government must arrest him. Wilders must be killed because he has declared war on Muslims.”
In neighbouring Malaysia, the Foreign Ministry described the film as disrespectful and insensitive, while the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party has sent a note to the Dutch Embassy, saying the movie would “invite vengeance” from Muslims if was not retracted.
The party urged Muslims “all over the world” to boycott Dutch products in protest, echoing a similar call by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad this weekend.
“We hope the protests by Muslims all around the world can be taken as our disapproval against any insult and attempts to deceive the world of the true picture of Islam,” the party’s youth leader, Salahuddin Ayub, said in a statement.
Just search Yahoo! News photos for “Wilders” for your gallery of effigy-burning rage boys.
It’s always something, isn’t it?
Until people are willing to stand up against these raving lunatics, things will just continue to get worse! We’ll be FORCED to bow to Mecca five times a day, or die. I’ll take death. Patrick Henry comes to mind:
Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
I am suffering from a new “disease”, TMGS, or To Much Gardening Syndrome (Mr Ol Broad decided this was my ailment)! If there is a spot on me that isn’t dirty, or aching, I can’t find it! Honestly, I don’t know how they can plant anything in this clay stuff they call dirt. I rather miss that black dirt in Wisconsin, but not much that goes along with it!
So, under the category of “How I Spent My Afternoon”, I present …………………………………………………………………………………….. the results!
Ignore the bush looking stuff, and those….blech…..weeds. I have no idea what they are, and don’t particularly want all them to remain. I worked hard to get just half of the flower bed cleared out, and really needed to get those tulips in the ground. Since it’s been raining pretty much since Friday, they were starting to fall over a little more than I’d like. The hyacinths seemed to do just fine, stuck in a bag, in the garage. I guess a bit of terranium affect didn’t hurt ‘em at all.
So, what’cha think? Remember, I’m very new at this gardening stuff!
Debate: Is Health Care a Right?
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., March 31, 2008–On Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM, the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in partnership with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, will hold the fourth event of its National Discussion and Debate Series. At Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, four participants will argue the proposed resolution: “Americans have a fundamental right to health care and it is the obligation of government to secure that right.”
Supporting the resolution:
- JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration Chair, Harvard Business School
- Richard K. Armey, Chairman, FreedomWorks, and former U.S. House Majority Leader (1995-2003)
- Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
This white paper lays out the major issues of the debate over health care as a right. Its authors are Arthur Garson, Jr., Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Virginia and former Dean of the U.Va. School of Medicine, and Carolyn L. Engelhard, Assistant Professor of medical education and health policy analyst at U.Va.’s School of Medicine.
More information, including biographies of the debaters, research, lesson plans, news, audio, and video, is available online at www.millercenter.org/debates.
The debate, the fourth in a series of five taking place during the 2007-08 academic year, will be webcast live and archived, along with the transcript, on the Miller Center’s web site (www.millercenter.org). It will be broadcast on PBS analog and digital channels nationwide (check local listings for details). The conversation has already started online, via interactive group pages on YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo.
The National Discussion and Debate Series, the Miller Center’s newest initiative, is addressing major issues facing the United States. It aims to examine these issues in depth, and to contribute to the national conversation with a genuine, thoughtful give-and-take that will both enlighten people and provoke dialogue.
The first debate, on keeping American troops in Iraq, took place on Sept. 18 in the historic Dome Room of the University of Virginia’s Rotunda in Charlottesville, Va. The second, on privacy and national security, occurred on Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C. The third, on religion and public life, took place on March 6 in Richmond, Va. The final debate, on immigration, will take place on May 15 in New York.
Video and transcripts are archived online:
A right? Where in the world did anyone get the idea that health care was a RIGHT? I’ve never seen anywhere in the Constitution of the United States that anyone has a right to health care. ACCESS to health care should be obvious. But a right? Take that crack pipe away from these yahoos, and get them into an intervention program…..ASAP!
Courtesy of Blue Collar Muse
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THE 545 PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF AMERICA’S WOES
by Charley Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code. Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices – 545 human beings out of the 235 million – are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.
I excluded all but the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it.
No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislation’s responsibility to determine how he votes.
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Former Vice President Al Gore is starting a three-year $300 million publicity campaign to increase public awareness of climate change through ads in outlets like Men’s Health, Real Simple, Ebony, Scientific American, Wired, “American Idol” and “The Daily Show.”
The campaign is spearheaded by Gore’s group, the Alliance for Climate Protection, which is forming partnerships with groups like the Girls Scouts, the United Steelworkers union and the Audubon Society, hoping to mobilize some 10 million activists over the next three years.
Maybe the Boracle should have read this before he committed to waste money? Just think of how much good that $300 mil could do if given to charities, instead of being wasted on something that can NOT be controlled……the climate!
Barack Obama has gained another superdelegate. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar endorsed her Illinois colleague Sunday night, saying in a statement that Obama “has inspired an enthusiasm and idealism that we have not seen in this country in a long time.”
It is the latest development among many that have been putting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on its heels. On Monday, Obama was poised to receive the endorsement of the seven Democrats on North Carolina’s congressional delegation, The Wall Street Journal reported.
I am just flabbergasted that so many ….what should be…. reasonably intelligent people, are buying into all his pretty slogans and empty promises. Ooops…my bad! These are Dhimmis we’re talking about here….never mind….thinking ability doesn’t enter into the equation. Baaaaa!
The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones may have a title before they even kick off in their new stadium – the holder of the biggest naming rights deal in sports history.
The only thing that dadburn stadium should be named is something to do with the Cowboys…..not some corporation! This really chaps my hide! It SHOULD be called Landry Stadium! But then, they aren’t giving me a say, cuz I don’t have millions…or billions to buy ‘em off! Feckless weasels!
The first excavation at Stonehenge in 44 years has begun today.
Archaeologists hope the historic dig will unravel the ancient mystery of the stones.
A trench is being excavated at the World Heritage site in a bid to establish the precise dating of the Double Bluestone Circle, the first stone structure that was built there thousands of years ago.
Timothy Darvill and Geoffrey Wainwright, the professors leading the first dig inside the stone circle in 44 years, believe their project could answer the “eternal questions” of when and why Stonehenge was first built.
Cool! But ya know, no matter how much digging is done at a site, there will always be questions, because we can’t get into the minds of those who lived back when. We can try, but we just can’t do it, I don’t care how well ‘educated’ you are. And that might be the problem. Can you imagine, a couple of thousand years from now, someone digging up a disco ball? Heh. Who made it, why, what was it used for? No doubt those far in the future archaeologists will attribute it to some moon worship or something. Heh.
Hamas has offered Israel a deal to only attack military targets, the group’s Damascus-based leader Khaled Mashaal said.
In an interview with Sky News broadcast Monday, Mashaal said the offer was identical to one made to Israel 10 years ago.
“We renew our offer to Israel to let the civilians on both sides not be a part of this conflict,” he said. “We renew this offer today.”
Mashaal asserted that if the IDF refrained from killing any Palestinian civilians, Hamas would only carry out attacks against Israeli military targets
Words. And empty words at that! The bad guys USE civilians as shields, so that would mean that the IDF couldn’t target anyone!
Mashaal went on to confirm that captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit was alive.
Good, then let him go home! He did nothing but his job as a soldier.
Almost 20 years after his death, the Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized that an area Army veteran had a valid claim to service-related disability benefits.
Her husband, a Gibson County native, fought in Vietnam and Cambodia and had began filing paperwork with the Veterans Administration in 1987 to get benefits after he became ill. He died at age 40 on Dec. 5, 1988, after The American Legion Magazine had featured him in a story about Vietnam veterans’ filing for disability.
Grimes said her husband always believed his declining health and a rare lymphoma cancer were results of his exposure to the chemical defoliant Agent Orange during combat in the jungles of Cambodia in 1970.
“He was in infantry. They all walked in on the ground right after it was sprayed,” she said.
On his death bed, he asked his wife to continue fighting for the recognition. “He said, ‘Do not give up on this.’”
TWENTY YEARS?? TWENTY FREAKIN’ YEARS?? Way to go VA, you’ve done yourself proud! (insert MASSIVE disgusted sarcasm here)
“This Casey endorsement of Obama is really a total betrayal. I know this sounds harsh, but this is a total betrayal of his and his father’s pro-life Catholic convictions,” he criticizes. “Barack Obama might be a kind and gentle guy, a good speaker, seems like a nice person, affable. But on abortion, he is an extremist. Amazingly enough, he’s actually to the left of Hillary Clinton on abortion.”
Kengor notes that Casey Sr. has a history of disagreement with Bill and Hillary Clinton, much of which stems from the abortion issue. “It was back at the 1992 Democratic Convention, which was the Clinton convention that Bob Casey, Sr. – then the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania – was barred from addressing…,” he reiterates. “[H]e wanted to give voice to the pro-life cause, and that created some very bad blood between Casey and the Clintons.”
It’s a lot more than just the abortion issue that’s a betrayal of Christian faith!
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
The father of a soldier listed as missing-captured in Iraq since 2004 says the military has informed him that his son’s remains were found in Iraq.
Keith Maupin says an Army general told him Sunday that DNA was used to identify the remains of his son, Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin, who went by “Matt.”
Matt Maupin was a 20-year-old private first class when he was captured April 9, 2004, after his fuel convoy was ambushed west of Baghdad.
Arab television network Al-Jazeera aired a videotape a week later showing Maupin sitting on the floor surrounded by five masked men holding automatic rifles.
That June, Al-Jazeera aired another tape purporting to show a U.S. soldier being shot. But the dark and grainy tape showed only the back of the victim’s head and not the actual shooting.
It’s nice to win 102 games in three years.
But victory No. 103 for the Memphis Tigers was the best. . .so far.
The Tigers, 37-1, roared to third Final Four appearance ever and first since 1985, leading Texas beginning to end in a dominating 85-67 NCAA South Regional championship game victory.
After losing in regional finals to Ohio State last year and UCLA in 2006, the Tigers’ smothering defense hooked ’the Horns early, quieting the pro-Texas crowd that made up a large portion of the Reliant Stadium crowd of 32,798.
The Tigers will play West champion UCLA on Saturday in one of two Final Four semifinals games in San Antonio’s Alamodome.
Way to go Memphis! March on!