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Archive for 16 April 2008
I don’t hate. It takes up way to much energy, but for this piece of pig excrement, I will do my best to make an exception!
The Democrats’ “Fake-Out America” adviser, Berkeley linguistics professor George Lakoff, must be beside himself. Despite Lakoff’s years spent training Democrats to “frame” their language to stop scaring Americans, B. Hussein Obama was caught on tape speaking candidly to other liberals in San Francisco last week.
One minute Obama was bowling in Pennsylvania with nice, ordinary people wearing “Beer Hunter” T-shirts, and the next thing you know, he was issuing a report on the psychological traits of normal Americans to rich liberals in San Francisco.
Obama informed the San Francisco plutocrats that these crazy working-class people are so bitter, they actually believe in God! And not just the 12-step meeting, higher power, “as you conceive him or her to be” kind of God. The regular, old-fashioned, almighty sort of “God.”
As Obama put it: “(T)hey 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.”
The rich liberals must have nearly fainted at the revelation that the denizens of small towns in Pennsylvania have absolutely no concern for the rich’s ability to acquire servants from Mexico at a reasonable price.
No! Trampling on the symbol of freedom that so many have fought and died to protect is NOT art. The piece of trash who did this is NOT an artist.
See the full story here, at Stop the ACLU.
I just want to cry. No self respecting alumni should give this garbage called a university a single dime.
A column by Phyllis Schafly yesterday brings a few things to light, including this snippet:
By definition, conspiracies are usually secret. There’s nothing secret about right-wingers organizing to criticize the Clintons and their goals, and there’s nothing secret about plans to morph the United States into a North American Union.
The elites, however, must be feeling the heat. Following the Hudson Institute’s helpful suggestion to change the name of the Security and Prosperity Partnership, the fourth annual SPP meeting to be held in New Orleans on April 21 will now be called the North American Leaders Summit, and the promoters of the TransTexas Corridor are trying to change its name to “regional loop.”
To see what the elites are planning, you don’t have peek through keyholes or plant a spy under the table. Just read their published reports.
The words most frequently used to describe their goals are “economic integration,” “labor mobility,” “free movement of goods, services and people across open borders,” and “harmonization” of regulations.
Just where do the 3 major candidates stand on the idea of turning the United States of America, with a proud history, albeit flawed, into one big organization with Mexico, who can’t even keep it’s citizens home with jobs, and Canada, who’s socialistic bend is become more and more evident?
H/T: Isn’t It Rich
It’s official! Kathy Carpenter took the oath of office, and is now a bona fide Alderman….Alderwoman….Alderperson? Oh hell, what ever they call ‘em these days, she’s a real one! AND, she’s one of the “good guys”!
H/T: No Runny Eggs
The Internal Revenue sends their auditor (a nasty little man) to audit a synagogue.
The auditor is doing all the checks, and then turns to the Rabbi and says, “I noticed that you buy a lot of candles.”
“Yes,” answered the Rabbi.
“Well, Rabbi, what do you do with the candle drippings?” he asked.
“A good question,” noted the Rabbi. “We actually save them up. When we have enough, we send them back to the candle maker. And every now and then, they send us a free box of candles.”
“Oh,” replied the auditor somewhat disappointed that his question actually had a practical answer. So he thought he’d try another question, in his obnoxious way… “Rabbi, what about all these matzo purchases? What do you do…with the crumbs from the matzo?”
“Ah, yes,” replied the Rabbi calmly, “we actually collect up the crumbs, we send them in a box back to the manufacturer and every now and then, they send a box of matzo balls.”
“Oh,” replied the auditor, thinking hard how to fluster the Rabbi. “Well, Rabbi,” he went on, “what do you do with all the foreskins from the circumcisions? ”
“Yes, here too, we do not waste,” answered the Rabbi. “What we do is save up all the foreskins. And when we have enough we actually send them to the Internal Revenue Service.”
“Internal Revenue Service?,” questioned the auditor in disbelief.
“Ah, yes,” replied the Rabbi, “Internal Revenue Service. And… about once a year, they send us a little prick like you.”
Courtesy of Mr Ol’ Broad.
Notices of a gun ban have been removed at the Jackson-Madison County Library’s north branch, said Richard Salmons, library director.
Salmons said the signs were taken down over the weekend, though he did not know specifically why. But firearms are still banned under library policy, he said.
Michael Stone, the board member who called for the discussion, said he got what he wanted when the signs came down.
“It’s pretty much a given you don’t take a gun in the library to begin with, and you don’t need that kind of gaudy signage,” Stone said. “I don’t think anybody’s going to come in with one to begin with.”
Well, bad guys don’t give a flying flip about bans, so it doesn’t make a bit of difference to them. Only law abiding folks are the ones who are affected.
Griffin posted the signs after a regular visitor asked if he could bring a gun into the small branch in the Kroger shopping center off North Highland Avenue.
The man told library staff that he had left his gun, which he has a permit to carry, in his car and that he did not know if the library was among the places where he was not allowed to carry the weapon.
There are a lot of places that don’t allow guns, but that doesn’t stop folks from carrying them. If there’s no metal detector, how would anyone know, unless of course, you are stupid enough to show it to them, or ask a dumb question.
The signs upset gun permit holders, including City Councilman Randy Wallace. Wallace told The Jackson Sun this month that he thought the notices would attract criminals to the library by advertising the fact that no one is armed there.
Yup…. those little signs do attract the criminal element, like at schools, post offices, churches, etc. They should ALL be removed!
In the spirit of offending everybody for every little thing, I had to swipe this comment from Texas Fred on this posting:
There was a Texan who went to Alaska to see what was so good about it.
After doing some sight seeing, the Texan went into a local bar.
He order a pitcher of beer and was having a good time.
He spotted a couple of locals sitting at the end of the bar, so the Texan walked up to them and struck up a conversation.
He said, “This place is great, a lot better than Texas, how does one become a native here?”
The two Eskimos said that he must first drink a fifth of good whiskey, in one long pull, then rape an Eskimo woman, and then he had to kill a polar bear with nothing but his bare hands.
After drinking the whiskey the Texan stumbled out of the bar and a few short minutes later they all heard moaning coming from outside.
After the moaning stopped, the Texan stumbled back into the bar, all scratched up, bitten, torn up to hell and back and bleeding all over as he says, “Okay wheres that Eskimo woman you want me to kill??”
As a Texan, I am offended that a joke would presume a Texan couldn’t hold his liquor!
The Supreme Court upheld Kentucky’s use of lethal injection executions Wednesday.
The justices, by a 7-2 vote, turned back a constitutional challenge to the procedures in place in Kentucky, which uses three drugs to sedate, paralyze and kill inmates.
Personal opinion: one bullet, to the heart.
Oil producers that have been battling Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have a new problem: a windfall tax that the government estimates will extract more than $9 billion a year from them.
Venezuela’s National Assembly on Tuesday enacted the new tax, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition. Lawmakers passed the bill just two days after Chavez told them his government urgently needed the money, the Journal reported.
Y’know, if we could drill and refine in our own bloomin’ country, no one would have to deal with jackasses like Chavez. So, the way I see it, you environazis are aiding and abetting terrorists, and should be charged as such, along with your pals in D.C.!
Federal agents are at a large Shipley Do-Nuts facility on Houston’s north side, where they have arrested 20 workers suspected of being illegal immigrants.
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement executed a search warrant about 5 a.m. at the Shipley manufacturing process center in the 5200 block of North Main.
Harris County sheriff’s deputies are assisting in the raid, which took place after a caravan of about 50 federal and county vehicles drove to the center.
I lived in Houston, 20 years ago, and not once, did I ever come into contact with someone who didn’t speak English in a Shipley’s. (Good donuts, btw, at least they use to be.) Thanks to our lax border security, and feckless employers, we have been overrun with illegals. Is someone going to tell me that making donuts is a job “no American will do”?
She sought to put the best face on the embarrassing revelation by saying that her own campaign staff — including her daughter-fundraiser, Mary Morgan Ketchel — discovered the discrepancy in 2005 and that her campaign committee voluntarily reported it to the FEC’s Office of General Counsel. She did that, she said, even though some of the activity occurred so long ago it would not now be considered a violation.
“We have sought the FEC’s guidance and we’ve worked with them every step of the way,” Blackburn said.
“There are a lot of people out there who are frustrated with politicians that don’t do what they say they’re going to do or maybe even try to live by a different set of rules,” Blackburn said. “This is an indication of how diligently my team and I will work to make certain that we fulfill our responsibility to those that we serve.”
I like Marsha. I see her as fairly honest, as politicians go, and although folks in Memphis don’t much care for her, I hope she gets this mess cleaned up, and wins reelection. Or maybe even be picked for the Veep spot.
On the sixth day of deliberations, the jury found Mr. James, 72, guilty on all five counts he faced. His former girlfriend, Tamika Riley, 39, was convicted on the same fraud and conspiracy charges as well as eight others for numerous tax violations in connection with what the authorities said was her failure to file income tax returns for her public relations firm.
Under federal guidelines, prosecutors say the two face up to about eight years in prison. For now, both are free on bail and will face sentencing on July 29. Mr. James’s lead attorney, Thomas Ashley, said he intended to appeal the verdict.
A couple of real class acts! (Insert massive sarcasm here.)
Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cast doubt Wednesday over the US version of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, calling it a pretext used to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
Iraq wasn’t in the picture at the time, so discard that for the moment. Afghanistan was told repeatedly to turn over the pigs that master minded 9/11, they refused. The got creamed.
Though Iran has condemned the al-Qaida attacks on New York and Washington in the past, this was the third time in a week Ahmadinejad questioned the death toll, who was behind the attacks and how it happened.
I’m sure the families of those murdered would be real happy to know their loved ones really aren’t gone. Hey, ‘Booboo, click HERE! And we also know WHO…19 of YOUR fellow Muslims. How? Well, I’d say those planes they hijacked had a whole lot to do with it the HOW.
“Four or five years ago, a suspicious event occurred in New York. A building collapsed and they said that 3,000 people had been killed but never published their names,” Ahmadinejad told Iranians in the holy city of Qom.
Four or five years ago? I guess they don’t teach simple math in Iranian schools. SIX YEARS, SEVEN MONTHS, 5 DAYS.
If you stopped around yesterday expecting to see new stuff, you might have noticed…..there wasn’t any. I was having a seriously bad….BAD day. (Even had a comment in my “Today’s Mood” post. Did you know? I’m an f”ing idiiot?) The medication the doc gave me to help alleviate pain was blowing me up like a balloon. So, I got this bright idea, I could handle the pain without the meds and decided to do a little weaning on my own. Come to find out, I ain’t so bright after all.
It comes down to the decision, do I want to be Jabba the Hut, or do I want to be in complete agony. I’m taking Jabba.
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.