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Archive for 12 April 2008
This is one that definitely got past me. I think I’ve been doing the Suzy Homemaker thing a little more than normal lately. Well, that’s ok, I do get things accomplished now and then.
Other than what seems to be Bloomberg’s obsession about removing the 2nd Amendment from the Constitution, a couple of things popped out at me.
She dismissed concerns that Mr. Bloomberg’s scaled-down political ambitions would diminish his influence on the issue. “Mayor Bloomberg is a national leader, whether or not he’s running for president,” Ms. Hilly said.
A national leader? Really? The only thing I’m aware of is that he’s extremely rich, has a news agency, and only got elected mayor of New York because he ran as a Republican, and Giuliani couldn’t run again. He rode in on Rudy’s coattails after 9/11, and IMHO, he’s been a national joke (transfats?)…not a leader.
Then, there was this little tidbit at the end:
“We should stop listening to the pundits who say that fighting illegal guns are an unpopular issue — people support reasonable restrictions that will make us safer,” Mr. Bloomberg said in a statement accompanying the release of the poll.
I’m not aware of any “pundits” who is against fighting ILLEGAL guns. Or does he mean that ALL guns are illegal, and those who are in favor of the 2nd Amendment shouldn’t have a voice?
Hillary Clinton and her surrogates are lunging at Barack Obama over his controversial small-town America comments, attempting to create a flash point with working-class voters potent enough to revive her campaign, with just 10 days until the crucial Pennsylvania primary.
Clinton called Obama’s remarks “elitist,” “demeaning” and “out of touch” Saturday morning, and high-powered supporters followed up by claiming the comments would damage everything from Obama’s credibility to his electability in a general election.
“I found his remarks undercutting his message of hope … he suggests that somehow the faith of those who live in small towns is superficial,” said former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack on a Clinton conference call Saturday with several Pennsylvania mayors who said they were offended by Obama’s comments. The Illinois senator said rural Americans “cling” to issues like religion, guns and anti-immigrant beliefs out of bitterness over lost jobs.
You know what seriously annoys me about he who must not be middle named’s (HUSSEIN) remarks? I have lived in very large cities (Houston, Dallas), I have lived in medium sized cities (Hampton, VA, Milwaukee), I have lived in rural towns (Waupun), and I now live in the middle of nowhere (somewhere in TN), and without a doubt, it’s the large city folks who are the most bitter and angry. Why? Well, first off, a good chunk of them are Democrats, and evidently, don’t have faith or guns!
The more church (REAL church, not that so called organization B. attends) involved people are, the happier they are. Well, you might have one or two that has a burr up their hind ends, and NOTHING ever makes them happy. You know the type, got a complaint about whatever comes up. I’ve found that they are usually registered Dems too. Odd.
Now, I’m not saying that ALL Democrats are unhappy….I’m sure there are one or two….somewhere. It has been my experience, though, most are kind of testy.
They were prying open an image of an aloof and insulated candidate that Obama, a Harvard-trained lawyer who consistently leads among wealthy and well-educated voters, has tried to fight.
I find that statement to be a tad contradictory. Well educated, at least in my mind, means well informed. Guess that doesn’t apply here though, does it. I reckon they mean someone who has a few letters behind their names….although, I haven’t found a lot of them to be all that smart.
It’s an attack Clinton is trying to make stick, when little else will.
It does seem that no matter what comes to light about this guy, it all kind of slides off, doesn’t it. That’s one of the reason I question that “well educated” business.
And when the controversy over Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., posed what likely was the biggest threat to Obama’s campaign to date, Obama weathered the storm and bounced back in the polls. Ahead of Pennsylvania’s April 22 primary, he’s narrowed Clinton’s lead in the state to single digits.
Again…”well educated” or just drugged on the poised Kool Aid?
“The far right wing has a very good track record of using things like this relentlessly against our candidate, whether it’s Al Gore or John Kerry,” he said. “And I’m afraid this is the kind of fodder they might use to really harm him with.”
What a lame excuse! Is it our fault that the Boracle has the personality of a fruit fly, and couldn’t convince voters he wasn’t Bill Clinton? And John Kerry? It was what came from his own mouth that did him in, the right just made sure it was made very public.
Obama on Saturday morning said he chose his original words poorly. He told the Winston-Salem Journal that “I deeply regret” if anyone was offended by the remarks.
The guy reads off a teleprompter, so someone had to write the words to put on that contraption, right? Either he wrote them, or one of his lackeys did and he approved. When he speaks off the cuff, so to speak, he tends to put his foot in his mouth. He’s making his own “fodder”, just like Bore and Kerry.
Why does the Left in America hate America? – From Where I sit
Obama’s Latest Flip Flop – Elephant Biz
Republicans to force vote on Tax Hikes - Taxing Tennessee
Bite Me, Al Gore. – PheistyBlog
Congressman Blackburn….”single largest tax increase in history” – Truman’s Take
How much more do you need before you understand the real Obama - Right from the Right
Americans do not like universal healthcare – Stepping Right Up!
Lamar Alexander’s “Irrational Arrogance” – Taxing Tennessee
Islamophobia is a disease? – Stop the ACLU
U.S. Marine Slandered by Murtha Needs Help – The Patriot Room
Girly Men Surrounding Hillary? – Isn’t It Rich
“Name Just One Legislative Accomplishment Of Barack” …. – Chicago Ray
Tempting: Bob Barr – Josh Schroeder
The Unholy Sleepers of Brussels: Asylum Seekers Desecrate Church – The Brussels Journal
Good Night To Be Dallas Fan… – Ick’s Corner
What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate – folkbum’s ramble and rants
Obama’s Big Bad Boo-Boo – Freedom Eden
“Hope” or same old “compassionate” Left? – No Runny Eggs
Clinton Frowns on Bitter – Conservative Belle
We are BACK. (must read explanation and information about the case on which he served on the jury) – American and Proud
Higher state tax on beer? – American and Proud
Further Proof That Juvenile Court Is Liable For The Actions Of Henry Hodges – Thaddeus Matthew Dot Com
Bad Teacher – Real Debate Wisconsin
It’s Going to be Fun Watching Obama Eat His “Words, Just Words!” – Dragon Lady’s Den
Military Participation – Pete Republic
“Apologizing: An Antiquated Concept?” – Big Dad Gib
Westboro Baptist Church Members Praise Student Deaths – Patterico’s Pontifications
“Atheist Ethicist” Should Rethink Blog’s Title – Calvin Freiburger Online
The majority of Americans – This Ain’t Hell
Recycling never goes away – Wigderson Library & Pub
Smackin’ Down Congress – Bear Creek Ledger
Committee for tyranny in academe – Gil Troy
Pledge Allegiance? Not if You’re a Democrat … – Blue Collar Muse
Obama and Clinton Ignore Facts – Big Dog’s Weblog
What’s A Monk To Do – silent E speaks
Israeli Biker – Rustmeister’s Alehouse
No Jesus, Jesus Bad!!! – Taking On Moonbats One By One Since 2001
Ok Fine, I’ll Post It! – Freedom Folks
Swiped from Old Soldier.
Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself. – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Why does this bring to mind all the “social agendas” of the left? Hmmm…
Obvious socialism! (H/T: Stop the ACLU)
And then there’s this:
“Our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives,” he said. “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not.
“And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
He forgot to mention how many unions have priced businesses OUT of business. Oh, but since unions seem to thrive on the socialistic ideals, hey, don’t wanna O-ffend!
And I’ll keep right on clinging to MY guns, and MY faith, which unlike yours B., teaches love and forgiveness, thank you very much. What do you offer? NOT A DAMN THING! Plus, it is NOT anti-immigration ya pea brained twit….it’s anti-ILLEGALS!
…..but here goes!
Honey, when you tell me you have emptied out your pockets, please make sure they are actually empty? You now have 2 twenties, one five, and five ones that are extremely clean. Also, I don’t think your cell phone has ever been so shiny! Unfortunately, it no longer works. I see a trip to the cell phone store in your future. Although….I saw that cute little number I wouldn’t mind having…. Hmmm…. How do you feel about hand me down phones?
(If this post happens to disappear, you’ll know why. )
Update: Ok, I didn’t get totally clobbered, but I was informed that this is one reason why the Mr HATES cell phones with a fiery passion.
Also, it turns out I was the one who didn’t check MY pockets thoroughly. The cleaned bills actually belong to me. Cool. Money I didn’t know I had!
The Gaza Strip’s main power plant will have to halt electricity supplies if Israel does not allow the resumption of fuel shipments to the Hamas-run territory in the next few days, the plant’s director said on Saturday.
Israel halted fuel supplies to Gaza on Thursday, a day after Palestinian militants attacked a border crossing used to pump fuel to the costal enclave’s main power plant.
“In a few days, if the fuel supplies … are not resumed we will be forced to shut down the entire power plant,” Rafiq Maliha, the plant’s director, told reporters. “This means we will stop feeding electricity to over half a million people living in Gaza.”
If you throw a rock into a pond, you get the ripple effect. The bigger the rock, the bigger the ripples. The terrorists are the big rock, and the Palestinian people get the large ripples. Perhaps they should listen to the Boracle, and “Go Green”. Solar panels and such. I thought they wanted to be independent of Israel. Well, if they truly did, they’d actually become less dependent, through their own efforts, and not by trying to destroy Israel. I’m pretty sure the money spend on all those bombs could be put to much better use.
It might have seemed like easy money — cash literally hanging in the air.
But Winfred Wright didn’t get the payday he may have hoped for when he decided to liberate copper wiring from electrical lines, according to police reports.
Wright, 61, was arrested last week, accused of stealing the wiring from power lines in Hendersonville.
As the price of copper has increased, thieves have responded by stripping buildings and air conditioners for lengths of copper pipes. And now, they’ve cast their eyes skyward.
“It’s an ongoing problem for us,” said Nashville Electric Service spokeswoman Deborah Gardner, “and I’m sure it goes on in other places as well.”
Authorities in Sumner, Rutherford and other counties have caught wire thieves. Thousands of Meigs County residents in East Tennessee lost power Friday morning after copper thieves hit a power substation in Decatur.
Stealing is a selfish act. You can say, “My family is hungry”, but even though a person steals to feed his family, he’s still being selfish. If there is no power, there will be families who will also go hungry, or get cold, or suffer from the heat, and possibly die. It has happened. Mostly theft is greed, and pure D laziness.
Evidence of an increase in Iranian weapons, training and direction for the Shiite militias that battled U.S. and Iraqi security forces in those two cities has fixed new U.S. attention on what Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday called Tehran’s “malign” influence, the officials said.
The intensified focus on Iran coincides with diminished emphasis on al-Qaeda in Iraq as the leading justification for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq.
Shoulda taken out Sadr when we had that chance. Thanks to him, and those like him, the door was opened wide for Iran’s influence. Yep, that was a major tactical mistake. PC wars can not be won.
A unique diet, specially tailored clothes, counseling: The daily cost of providing care to the 555 women and children relocated from a West Texas polygamist compound is running upward of $25,000 a day.
The state on Friday said it was prepared to foot the bulk of the cost.
“We’ll find the dollar and cents somehow, somewhere, under the sofa cushion perhaps,” said Krista Piferrer, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry.
The cost of saving those kids can’t be measured. I can tell you where you can find the money…..shrink your population….of illegals! Although, I have to question…..”specially tailored clothes”? Uh….t-shirts and jeans aren’t good enough? Hmmm….
A car hurtled up the courthouse steps made famous by “Law & Order” on Friday, injuring six people, one of whom was pinned beneath the vehicle and had to be freed by firefighters.
The car jumped a curb, rear-ended a coffee cart and careered up the busy stairs of Manhattan’s state Supreme Court building, pinning one man beneath its front end.
The driver was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and driving with a suspended license, police said.
There’s usually a darn good reason why a license is suspended. The said suspendee might want to make note of the reason, and not drive? I hope all will be ok, my prayers are with them and their families.
Iran has lodged a complaint with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon over National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer’s remarks this week that Israel would destroy Iran if it were attacked first.
“An Iranian attack will prompt a severe reaction from Israel, which will destroy the Iranian nation,” Ben-Eliezer said on April 7, as the nation conducted the largest home front security drill in its history.
Teheran, the minister added, “is definitely aware of our strength. Even so, they are teasing us with their alliances with Syria and Hizbullah, and supplying them with many weapons, and we have to deal with that.”
In a letter to Ban, Iran’s UN envoy, Muhammad Khazei wrote that “The Israel regime continues to make impudent threats against Iran… [Ben-Eliezer], in his April 7 remarks, which blatantly violated international law and the UN Charter, threatened the Iranian nation with destruction.”
Ya know, that would be down right funny if it weren’t so pathetic. It’s ok for numerous threats to Israel by Ahmabooboo, but when Israel states they would retaliate, Iran goes whining to the Useless Numnuts. Typical bully mentality.
The UW-Madison student who found his murdered fiancee in the flat they shared in Downtown Madison may have to keep renting the $790-a-month apartment unless officials are successful in intervening on his behalf.
Russ Endres, owner of Wisconsin Management Co,, wouldn ‘t say if his company would insist that Jordan Gonnering fulfill the remaining 16 months of the lease at 517 W. Doty St., where he found Brittany Zimmermann, a 21-year-old UW-Madison student from Marshfield, murdered on April 2. Madison police are still searching for Zimmermann ‘s killer.
“We haven ‘t spoken to the individual that lives there, ” Endres said. “It ‘s not appropriate for us to discuss the situation with members of the media or anyone else from the outside. This is an awful thing for him (Gonnering) — terrible — and I wouldn ‘t expect he ‘d be talking to us yet. “
Don’t the folks at this bird cage liner have anything better to do? Like focus on the investigation? Oh, I forgot…they are all atwitter over parks.
Illegal immigrants armed with torches, hacksaws, ladders and even bungee cords are making it around a section of the border fence hailed as the most efficient way to stop them.
Border Patrol spokesman Joe Romero said the Columbus, N.M., fencing, built in June, was ordered before the congressional mandate to build 670 miles of pedestrian and vehicle fencing across the border with Mexico by the end of the year. But its goal is the same: add a layer of security in an otherwise open patch of desert.
In the 10 months since the section was put up, the only method federal agents haven’t seen is a tunnel — “Yet,” said Victor Guzman, the supervisory Border Patrol agent responsible for the stretch of close-together 15-foot cement-filled steel poles planted three feet into the ground.
How much more incompetent can our gubmint be? Big guys, with very big guns and shoot to kill orders. Simple.
Daniel Gaona-Gaona, Armando Martinez-Rodriguez, Enrique Torres-Escobedo, Jesus Zarate-Navarro, Francisco Gaona-Sanchez and Sergio Martinez-Rodriguez are seeking unspecified damages, back pay and interest. All six men are from Mexico. Their whereabouts are unknown.
Business owner Michael Allison denied Wednesday paying the workers less than the mandatory minimum, denied the workers were fired and said he hadn’t received a copy of the suit.
“They sure cashed them checks week after week after week, so they must have felt like they was paid what they were supposed to be,” Allison said. “I think they just got mad, walked off and wanted to get me in trouble.”
If they are filing a law suit, shouldn’t their ‘whereabouts” be known? I wonder which of the many “immigration” groups they belong to, and are getting their marching orders from?
The H-2A program allows agricultural employers to bring temporary foreign workers to the U.S. The program requires employers to advertise, give U.S.-born workers preference, pay foreign-born workers an annually adjusted U.S. Department of Labor determined minimum wage, cover the cost of the foreign worker’s transportation to and from the city where the job is located and provide housing.
Once a worker begins, employers also are obligated to pay him up to 75 percent of what he would have earned regardless of circumstances — bad weather, a slowdown in demand or something else — unless the worker quits.
Let’s say it rains, nonstop, and no one can do the job, they still get paid? The ‘worker’ can be the laziest bum on the planet, have all transportation paid, have a roof over his/her head paid for by the employer? Do I have the right? Can he/she even be fired? I’m sure there are a few folks born right here who would love to have that set up!
Workers, in turn, are obligated to leave the country as soon as they cease working for the employer.
And we know how well that turns out. How many have overstayed and become a burden to the taxpayer?
Former Top Military Aide to Saddam Reveals Dictator’s Secret Plans (Thursday, January 26, 2006)
Saddam’s general: ‘WMDs were flown out of Iraq!’ (February 03, 2006)
This guy has been telling people where the WMD’s were taken BEFORE we went in to Iraq. Nobody seems to be listening. The left still shout about Bush lying, the MSM follows their lead, and members of Congress have been playing footsie with the folks who now have those weapons.
Now, I’m as ready for the war to be over as the next person. Mistakes were made, that’s a fact that has been admitted by the administration. There were too many so worried about being PC, they forgot why wars are fought…..TO WIN! Honestly, if this generation had been living during WWII, we’d all be speaking German, forced to shout “Heil Hitler”!
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.