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Archive for 14 April 2008
Ain’t that the truth!
Pearl of Wisdom: “I have a simple explanation for Jimmy ‘Aziz’ Carter. I think he’s suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. I’m serious. Carter was virtually held hostage the last year of his presidency. This explains it as well as anything else. He’s lost his mind! He’s monitoring Hamas elections!” – Rush Limbaugh
Toon swiped from Real Debate Wisconsin!
Ok, this guy is really starting to piss me off!!
“I may have made a mistake last week in the words that I chose, but the other party has made a much more damaging mistake in the failed policies they’ve chosen and the bankrupt philosophy that they’ve embraced for the last three decades,” he said.
Three decades ago, that feckless weasel, Cahtah, was in office. You want to talk about a ‘bankrupt philosophy’? That twit’s four years of socialistic ideas did more damage to this country than 8 years of Bush. And looky here, he’s (B.) trying to drag them back! He wants to have chats with our enemies, and bomb our allies, all the while, insulting the everyday folks of the country he thinks he’s capable of leading? I don’t bloody well think so!
I wonder if the real “philosophy” he’s annoyed with is the “G-d and Country” philosophy? I guess he also believes that WE work for the gubmint, not the other way around. If, heaven forbid, he ever sees the inside of the Oval Office as anything other than a visitor, you really WILL be working your hind end off for D.C. and consider yourself lucky if you get to keep a few bucks for yourself and family.
First, the Mr and I tool off to get him a new phone. You remember, to replace the one I washed. We get to the phone store, and things went downhill from there. All we wanted to do was buy a phone. Well, the snooty girl behind the counter tells us we can’t upgrade. Did I say anything about an upgrade? No, I did not. And the Mr didn’t either. Someone changed me from the primary, to him. Why? Well, we don’t know. I told them to fix the problem. I was informed they couldn’t. Well, why not, you created the problem, you fix the problem. We went back and forth like this for a while, and finally left in disgust.
I called the company and got the situation resolved withing 5 minutes. THEY would be more than happy to sell us a new phone, however, since I do have insurance, we decided to go that route instead. Oh, and the “primary” issue was resolved too, with NO problem whatsoever. The Mr should have a brand new phone by tomorrow, Wednesday at the latest.
So, my question is: Who put the burr up that bimbo’s butt, and who did such a crappy job of training her?
For future reference: If you want problems resolved with Verizon, do NOT deal with the local store! Go straight to the company!
Just what IS the cost to the American taxpayer!?
Courtesy of Freedom Folks!
1. Life is not fair. Get used to it.
2. The Real World won’t care as much as your school does about your self esteem. It’ll expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.
3. Sorry, you won’t make $60,000 a year right out of high school. And you won’t be a vice president or have a company car. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn’t have a designer label.
4. You are not entitled.
5. No matter what your daddy says, you are not a princess.
6. No, you cannot be everything you dream…… unless you have the talent, the education and the commitment to work for it.
7. If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he’s not going to ask you how you FEEL about it.
8. Your navel is not that interesting. Don’t spend your life gazing at it.
9. Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn’t.
10. Life is actually more like dodgeball than your gym teacher thinks.
Liberalism does not promote a universally tolerant society. Instead it promotes something far worse. Intolerance toward the immune system itself, toward the gatekeepers and the traditional and conservative elements of the society combined with a limitless tolerance toward the foreign invasion. This is not merely apathetic tolerance, it is tolerance turned virulent. It is tolerance turned into a virus that kills the host society.
I haven’t been as active in the local scene here in Small Town, Tennessee like I was up in Wisconsin, for a variety of reasons I won’t get into right now. However, there is one fella who is running for State Rep in the 71st district that I’ve found intriguing. His name is Vance Dennis. His website is “under construction”, so there isn’t much information. I’ve met his wife, I’ve heard him speak, so, as a private citizen, I am throwing my support behind his candidacy.
THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR TENNESSEE
“I disagree with Senator Obama’s assertion that people in our country cling to guns and have certain attitudes about immigration or trade simply out of frustration,” she said.
She described herself as a pro-gun churchgoer, recalling that her father taught her how to shoot a gun when she was a young girl and said that her faith “is the faith of my parents and my grandparents.”
Given her proclivity to lies, are we sure she even knows which is the business end of a gun?
“I’m not surprised by this,” says Chris Cox, the chief lobbyist of the NRA. “They know that its bad politics to be on the wrong side of the gun issue. The political graveyard is full of gun control supporters and they are trying to avoid the same fate.”
Will Clinton be able to sell this new self to gun rights enthusiasts and hunters?
“Her name is synonymous with gun control, like Rosie O’Donnell,” says Cox, so she will have “a very, very tough time.”
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. – attributed to Abraham Lincoln
Memphis’ only presidential candidate threw in the towel this morning, but did not end his single-issue crusade to increase the number of organ donations.
“My hope for a deadlock at the Republican Convention is out the window,” David F. Diamond said in an email message. “Clearly John McCain will be the GOP nominee. Recognizing reality at this point in the 2008 presidential campaign, I am withdrawing from the race. John McCain is a good man and I will support him enthusiastically.”
Diamond, 76, a radio personality for years in Memphis, has championed the effort to get laws changed to create an incentive for people to donate vital organs at the time of their death in an effort to end the organ shortage.
In an interview, Diamond said he was never able to get on the ballot in part because he raised “not quite $200″ to support his campaign.
Now, call me ignorant, but I’ve never even heard of this guy. As for his issue….well, if people don’t want to donate their organs, should that be THEIR choice? I mean, seriously, if you have personal reasons for not donating what you came into the world with, why on earth should that be a political issue?
A British journalist emerged smiling and in apparent good health today after Iraq’s army stormed a house in Basra and freed him after two months in captivity.
Richard Butler, a freelance photographer, was abducted from a hotel in Basra on Feb 10 while working on assignment for CBS, the American television network.
Gunmen from one of Basra’s many Shia militias are thought to have carried out the kidnapping.
I wonder if he was forced to convert, in order to keep his head?
For Tennessee farmers, it’s starting to feel like last year all over again.
A freeze watch for much of central Tennessee and a snow advisory for parts of the Smoky Mountains is giving farmers another scare of last year’s freeze that killed sensitive berries and crops.
An unusually deep upper low pattern has parked over the middle of the state and will bring in cold temperatures Monday night. Combined with light winds and a clear sky, forecasters say a widespread frost is likely.
The Boracle is spouting the doom and gloom of the world burning up. Meanwhile, in the real world……
So when the pope arrives in the United States on Tuesday, he will find an American church in which many Catholics are eager not only for his spiritual guidance, but also for his acknowledgment that their church is going through a time of pain and uncertainty.
Hundreds of parishes are being closed and consolidated, and the reasons are usually intertwined with the other big challenges facing the church: a shortage of priests, fallout from the sexual abuse scandal, insufficient funds to maintain aging churches, demographic changes and sometimes not enough people attending Mass to justify keeping parishes open.
I don’t mean to criticize the Catholic church, but it seems the farther left they move, the more people they are losing. Is there a connection? Has the church moved away from the Purpose, and is that one reason? Not being Catholic, I don’t know. A very close friend tells me she won’t go to mass on Sunday because the Word is no longer being taught. It’s all, her words, “touchy feely, lets all feel good about ourselves”. Meanwhile, little churches like the one I attend, that is totally based in the Bible, is growing.
“I think it’s a despicable crime for any deliberate effort to be made to kill innocent civilians, and my hope is there will be a cease-fire soon,” Carter told reporters.
All the while, talking out his hind end! Seems to me that he, in a round about way, encourages just such bombings of innocents.
Carter brokered Israel’s historic peace accord with Egypt in 1979, the first treaty it signed with an Arab country. But he has been unpopular in Israel since publishing a book two years ago drawing comparisons between Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza and apartheid in South Africa.
Contrary to what HE might think, he’s none too popular around here either, for that book, and many other reasons. Isn’t it time for him to sit down and shut up? He’s done more damage by his condemnation of Israel, than anything else.
Sen. David Vitter will not have to testify about his ties to an upscale Washington escort service, a defense attorney said Monday, sparing the Louisiana Republican an embarrassing trip to the witness stand.
Vitter has been on notice for more than a week that he could have to appear during the prostitution trial of Deborah Palfrey. Palfrey’s attorney, Preston Burton, said he would rest his case Monday without calling Vitter or any other witnesses.
I didn’t see why the defense was resting without calling Vitter, or any other witnesses, and I find it amazing that he is still in office.
A woman reported missing with her two daughters waded into a brook carrying one of them and eluded a rescue attempt before mother and child were swept downstream to their deaths, police said Sunday. The second child’s body was found later.
Searchers found the bodies of Nicole Waring and her 6-year-old daughter downstream in Wardsboro Brook on Saturday. They found the body of her 2 1/2-year-old daughter downstream Sunday.
“For whatever reason, it was a deliberate action,” said Vermont State Police Capt. David Covell, who stopped short of calling the river plunge a suicide.
I can not, and will not, understand how a mother can kill her children. I don’t want to know. I’m sure there’s a special place in hell for women who do this though.
The world’s largest Internet search engine has denied a British Christian group’s application to advertise because the group’s website addresses abortion from a religious perspective.
The Christian Institute — a United Kingdom-based charity that promotes biblical beliefs — recently applied to place ads (referred to as “adverts” in Great Britain) on Google UK. But Christian Institute’s Mike Judge says they were denied. “[W]e wanted to place [an ad] on the issue of abortion,” explains Judge. “And we wanted to advertise some of the articles that are on our website regarding that issue.
Well, if I could figure out a way to take ads, I’d give them one free! This brings to mind that photographer in AZ who was sued for not taking a job. If there was any doubt about the anti Christian slant of the world today, these two examples, out of many, should put that to rest.
1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: