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Worn Out

10 March 2008, 10:14 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

Jr and I spend a very large chunk of the afternoon and evening trying to get the new church building habitable by next Sunday.  I think if we had a few more folks the next couple of days, we could get it done!  Needless to say, I have muscles aching in place I didn’t know I had places.  I’m thinking a hot shower, clean jammies and BED!

So, I think I am going to have to pass on Spitzer’s latest fiasco.  Shoot, that’s old news by now anyway.  Ya know, there’s nothing worse than a ‘holier than though’ type who is brought low.  In a way, I rather feel sorry for him…..but not much.  He made his decisions, now he’s going to have to deal with them.  Now, if I were his wife…odds are, I’d be making funeral plans.

Anyway, I’m going to crawl in the shower, get the dust off me, and as soon as possible, tuck my aching bones between the Egyptian cotton sheets, and promptly become unconscious.

That’s Gonna Leave a Mark

10 March 2008, 11:55 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

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Blogs for Borders 03/10/08

10 March 2008, 11:49 am. Comments Off. Filed under Borders, Crime, Illegals.

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Required Reading??

10 March 2008, 11:25 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Education, Feckless Weasels, Moonbats & Other Animals.

I don’t bloody well think so! And I keep hearing there is no agenda….just wanting ‘equal right’. Horse manure! EVERY parent should pull their kid from that so called school!

High School Offers Homosexual Porn, Parents Complain

Parents in Deerfield, Ill., are upset that a local high school is using books in advanced English classes this spring that they say are laced with graphic sexual content, pervasive expletives and mockery of religion.

Worse, the books – “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Parts 1 & 2)” – are required reading for advanced placement English students at Deerfield High School, but a parents’ group wants them removed.

“Who would have ever thought that we would be handing out pornography in public schools?” asked Lora Sue Hauser, executive director of North Shore Student Advocacy, and a Deerfield parent.

“The fact that this was required is even more astonishing,” she told Cybercast News Service.

Hauser cites numerous examples of offensive passages from the text, including the following:

Read on…

Odd

10 March 2008, 10:11 am. Comments Off. Filed under Blog Stuff.

I just noticed the time stamp didn’t change when the computer time changed.  With all that -6 hours stuff, I’m not real sure how to fix it. 

I’m still trying to figure out why my laptop is working again.

Yep….it’s Monday!

Speaker Weasel

10 March 2008, 10:05 am. 4 Comments. Filed under Congress, Crime, Feckless Weasels.

House Files Lawsuit to Force Bush Aides to Testify on Justice Firings

The House of Representatives filed a federal lawsuit Monday to compel former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten to testify on the 2006 firing of nine U.S. attorneys.

The two had already been found in contempt of the Democratic-led Congress, but the Justice Department last week declined to convene a grand jury to order the contempt citations be handed down.

Making good on her threat to take action if the Justice Department didn’t permit the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to prosecute the case, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the House general counsel file the suit against the Bush administration.

The lawsuit says Miers is not immune from the obligation to testify and both she and Bolten must identify all documents that are being withheld from Congress.

“We will not allow the administration to steamroll Congress,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said. He added he is confident the federal courts will concur that the administration’s claims of immunity from congressional oversight are at odds with U.S. constitutional principles.

For the love of all that’s holy, doesn’t that bimbo have something better to do? Like say….maybe getting that FISA bill passed? Keeping our nation secure from invaders….little things like that? No, she’s got such a major case of BDS, she can’t see the forest OR the trees!

Morning Coffee 03/10/08

10 March 2008, 8:50 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

Obama Looks to Miss. for Momentum

Barack Obama focused on Mississippi’s primary for new momentum in his tight race with Hillary Rodham Clinton, as a consensus began to emerge about two states stripped of their delegates where do-over contests could weigh heavily in the fierce Democratic White House battle.

Obama was favored to win in Tuesday’s nominating race in Mississippi, a southern state where blacks — who have carried him to wins previously — make up a majority of the Democratic voters. The first senator trounced Clinton in Saturday’s Wyoming caucuses, rebounding from earlier setbacks in a win that allowed him to retain his all-important delegate lead in his quest to becoming the U.S.’s first black president.

I’m won’t be surprised if he would will not be middled named wins. We’ve been inundated with Obama commercials…you know, the sappy ones, with pretty words, but no meat. Not one Clinton spot.

Cabbies’ English skills targeted

The city’s Transportation Licensing Commission wants to overhaul the mandatory English-language test for taxi drivers, most of whom are foreign-born. Brian McQuistion, the commission’s director, said some drivers learn enough to pass the test, but not enough to sustain a conversation with their passengers.

“We get a lot of complaints about drivers who don’t talk to the passengers or don’t seem to understand, or are constantly on their cell phones” speaking another language, McQuistion said.

He said drivers often make such calls to get directions to a passenger’s destination, which keeps them from getting lost. But the lack of attention to their customers can give Music City visitors who are fresh off the airplane a bad first impression.

I guess I’m not the only person who finds that annoying. If you are going to drive a cab anywhere in the country, speak the language. Being on the cell phone jabbering away means you aren’t paying attention to what you are doing. If you have my life in your hands, and the life of my family, you damn sure better keep your eyes on the road!

Olmert denies cease fire talks with Hamas taking place

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said emphatically after meeting with visiting Czech Prime Minister on Monday Mirek Topolanek that there was no agreement on a cease fire with Hamas.

“There are no negotiations and there’s no agreement” Olmert said, reiterating a sweeping denial made by Defense Minister Ehud Barak earlier in the day. “I said a few days ago that if there would not be Kassam or Grad [rocket] attacks on the citizens of the south, Israel would have no reason to return fire.”

Let’s face it. They can put all the words on paper they want, but a real cease fire is never going to happen.

`Redneck Shop’ creates dispute in S.C.

A black civil rights activist is fighting to close a store that sells KKK robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racial slurs. David Kennedy is confident he can make it happen. After all, he says he owns the building.

Since 1996, the Redneck Shop has operated in an old movie theater that, according to court records, was transferred in 1997 to Kennedy and the Baptist church he leads.

This weasel gives ‘rednecks’ a bad name!

Lawsuit Eyed by Sharpton Over Florida

The party had promised to exclude Florida and Michigan from the nomination process after the states scheduled their primaries in January, earlier than party rules had allowed, but the close contest between senators Clinton and Obama has turned attention toward those primaries, prompting debate between the campaigns and party leaders over how to handle the lockout.

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign has said it wants the Florida and Michigan primaries to count, while Mr. Obama’s campaign has said it will support the Democratic National Committee’s rules.

Indicative of just what promises mean to the Dhimmis. “We’ll promise, as long as it suits our purpose.”

Carbon Output Must Near Zero To Avert Danger, New Studies Say

Using advanced computer models to factor in deep-sea warming and other aspects of the carbon cycle that naturally creates and removes carbon dioxide (CO2), the scientists, from countries including the United States, Canada and Germany, are delivering a simple message: The world must bring carbon emissions down to near zero to keep temperatures from rising further.

“The question is, what if we don’t want the Earth to warm anymore?” asked Carnegie Institution senior scientist Ken Caldeira, co-author of a paper published last week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. “The answer implies a much more radical change to our energy system than people are thinking about.”

And what if I don’t want to get any older? What do I do? Cosmetic fixes for a natural process is not only ridiculous, it’s going to be expensive….and for what? So some fat cat like the boracle can get richer off scams!

Female college student beaten to death ‘for being a goth’

A 16-year-old pleaded guilty today to the murder of a 20-year-old woman in a park.

The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, admitted at Preston Crown Court to murdering Sophie Lancaster and causing grievous bodily harm to her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, 21.

What the hell is wrong with people?!?

Many Texas school districts reject merit pay for teachers

Megan Overman, a spokeswoman for the district, said officials “spent a lot of time researching the program and the impact it could potentially have on our district.”

In the end, she noted, it came down to two questions: “Whether this program would support the culture of our district, and what are the financial issues related to the matching funds requirement and the uncertainty of continued funding from the state.”

I have never been able to understand why a really crappy teacher should make as much as a really good teacher. And you know full well, there are some really bad teachers out there who have NO business in a classroom.

Female suicide bomber kills sheik, two others in Iraq

Mahmoud, the sheik’s brother, said the bomber had visited the sheik’s house on Sunday, claiming that her husband had been kidnapped and asking for help. Mahmoud said his brother told the woman to return today.

“She came back this morning and nobody checked her. She had an appointment with the sheik and the guards told her to go and knock on his door,” Mahmoud said.

The woman was ushered into the house and blew herself up once she got close to the sheik, Mahmoud said. He said the sheik’s 5-year-old niece and a security guard were also killed. The girl was the daughter of one of al-Karkhi’s other brothers.

So much for ‘hearth and home’. These animals don’t care who they kill, as long as some is. Where do women homicide bombers go? Are there 72 doe eyed boys waiting for her? Nope, just like their male counter parts….hell is waiting with open arms.

Verse of the Day

10 March 2008, 7:28 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith.

1 Peter 3:15

15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: