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Archive for 20 April 2008
From Jenn, comes this:
Hamas for Obama, rah, rah, sis boom, boom and more boom. “Ahmed Yousuf, Hamas’ top political adviser in the Gaza Strip, said Hamas “hopes” Obama will win the presidential elections and “change” America’s foreign policy.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know he didn’t ASK for it, but come on. What’s next? Osama for Obama ’08? An Obama/Carter ticket? (Good lord, I just threw up a little merely typing that.)
And she says it with such style!
18 WAYS TO BE A GOOD LIBERAL
1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.
2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.
3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are more of a threat than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Iran or Chinese and North Korean communists.
4. You have to believe that there was no art before federal funding.
5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical changes in the earth’s climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV’s.
6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being homosexual is natural.
7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.
8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can’t teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.
9. You have to believe that hunters don’t care about nature, but PETA activists do.
10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.
11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make “The Passion of the Christ” for financial gain only.
12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.
13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.
14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Thomas Edison.
15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.
16. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried is because the right people haven’t been in charge.
17. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag queens and transvestites should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
18. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right-wing conspiracy.
Swiped from Texas Fred!
Such a babe, eh?
Ya know, there are some things I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing.
We have been invaded by the evil fowl again, and while I was mumbling under my breath about how much I hate those damn birds, I happened to glance up and see……..Peacock love!
This is not what I would have wished for a Sunday morning. Well, any morning actually. Wasn’t it bad enough I found a dead female cardinal on the front porch. No evidence of what killed her, but dead all the same. NO, I have to be graced with those stupid birds in a randy frame of mind.
The Mr, “How was it?”
Me, “Fast, thank goodness!”
Actually, it was so fast, I couldn’t even grab the camera that was sitting right next to me before it was all over.
Oh, PLEASE Lord, do NOT expose me to such visions again!
For its first year in existence, the main work of the Tennessee Ethics Commission was to get lawmakers, lobbyists and their employers used to the idea that Tennessee has an ethics code now.
But these days, the commission’s focus is shifting from simply explaining the 72-page ethics code to enforcing it.
If ethics rules have to be explained to people, then I’d say we’ve already gone down through the drain, into the cesspool.
The head of the most powerful Shia militia in Iraq has threatened all-out war in a final ultimatum unless Iraqi and US forces halt operations against his fighters.
The prospect of a showdown with the al-Mahdi Army of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who launched two uprisings against US forces in 2004, comes as fears mount of a renewed campaign of bloodletting by Sunni Islamist al-Qaeda.
Large bombs. Deep hole. Problem solved.
Hillary Clinton leads among bowlers, gun owners and hunters in Pennsylvania, a blue-collar trifecta that is helping her hold an edge over rival Barack Obama heading into Tuesday’s pivotal primary there.
Former US President Carter defied US and Israeli warnings and met twice this weekend with the exiled leader of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal, and his deputy, Moussa Abu Marzouk , two men the US government has labeled terrorists and Israel accuses of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.
But Cahtah is all for murdering innocent civilians! Otherwise, he wouldn’t keep defying common decency.
The roommate of a Florence man whose body was found floating in Cypress Creek earlier this week was arrested today and charged with abuse of a corpse, officials said.
Chief Investigator Travis Clemmons of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, said 72-year-old James Calvin Shelly, 327 Hillcrest Circle, was arrested at his house around 9 p.m.
Clemmons said Shelly is accused of dumping the body of 44-year-old Glenn Obey (Dirt Dauber) Erlenmeyer on the bank of Cypress Creek underneath the bridge on Alabama 20. Clemmons said the body was dumped around 8 a.m. Monday. It was discovered by a man fishing from the bank around 11 a.m. that same day.
Clemmons said Shelly, who was earlier questioned in the case, told authorities that Erlenmeyer had been sick for some time and when he died, Shelly didn’t have the money to bury him.
I’m surprised he wasn’t charged with some kind of environmental thing. (mild sarcasm)
She said she hoped to see further reconciliation of the various sectarian groups in Iraq.
Ms Rice arrived in the city a day after Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr threatened to wage “open war” on Iraq’s government.
He urged them to halt operations against his supporters. On Saturday, Iraqi and US troops clashed with his forces in Baghdad and the south.
Until Rice can convince them to get rid of that particular thorn in the side, things are just going to get worse. And just why didn’t we take him out when we had the chance?
The story of Israel at 60 is the tale of a little town named Sderot whose children play indoors because of Palestinian rockets, of a world-class tech industry that pioneered Wi-Fi and instant messaging, of a nation filled with pride and fierce patriotism, yet living in fear of annihilation from abroad and of a demographic time bomb at home.
Six decades after fighting six Arab armies to realize the ancient dream of a Jewish return to Zion, Israel is still searching for its identity and place in the world, lacking recognized borders and a way of sharing the land with its Arab inhabitants, the Palestinians.
I sure hope they’ve seriously tightened security for their celebrations. The Pallies seem to like anniversaries and such for attacks.
Anyone who dutifully got a flu vaccination this year only to come down with a serious fever, chills or cough had plenty of company. An analysis issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that this year’s vaccine formulation was only 44 percent effective. That feeble performance, along with the virulence of one of the strains, made the flu season much worse than the previous three.
I do NOT get flu shots. The last time I had full blown flu, was when I got a flu shot, back in 1992. I also don’t use all that anti bacterial crap either. I get sinus infections, I have physical problems, I get a cold now and then, but I don’t get really sick. I also don’t take antibiotics. Wonder if there is a connection? Hmmm….
Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history Sunday, taking the Indy Japan 300 after the top contenders were forced to pit for fuel in the final laps.
Patrick finished 5.8594 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval after leader Scott Dixon pitted with five laps left and Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan came in a lap later.
Know what? Don’t care! Congrats anyway.
A teenager in a stolen car led police Saturday on a high-speed chase and later shot at two troopers, who returned fire and killed him, authorities said.
The two troopers were wounded, but their injuries were not considered life-threatening, said state police Sgt. Stephen Jones.
The chase began at about 3:40 a.m. when the troopers tried to pull over two speeding cars in South Jersey. The chase lasted for several miles.
19 is NOT a man. He is a punk! Sorry, I have no sympathy for anyone but the troopers and their families.
A man claiming to be the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq vowed in an audiotape released Saturday to launch a monthlong offensive against U.S. troops.
There was no independent confirmation that the voice belonged to Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, but it sounded exactly like the one heard on previous audiotapes.
Al-Muhajir has been the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq since his predecessor Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. airstrike northeast of Baghdad in 2006.
“We call on our beloved ones … that each unit should present the head of an American as a gift to the charlatan Bush … in addition to one of the apostate servants and slaves of the awakening (councils) during a one-month period,” he said in the tape, posted on an Internet site known for its militant contents.
I pray that our troops will destroy more of them. I pray they will all see hell before the month is out.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.