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Archive for 26 April 2008
Nope…..no bias there!
I was minding my own business, actually starting to fix dinner….nothing fancy, just fish sticks, mac and cheese and such. I looked out the living room window, and lo and behold…..there was a horse! Well, me, being me, I rushed out with the camera. At the same time, our neighbor was coming to take him home. Evidently, he thought our weeds look tastier than their grass. heh.
….with our neighbor, Mike. He’s got four horses over there…..one looks like “The Horse in the Grey Flanneled Suit”. I’ve told him all he has to do is put a stake out there in the extra area, and let ‘em chomp! Hey, it’s cheaper than a riding lawn mower, right?
ABC News Caught Lying About Guns… Again – Confederate Yankee
No Progress In Iraq They Say? – Chicago Ray
More on the Ringtone Tax – Terry Frank
Reality Check – Ft. Hard Knox
KILO II – Badger Blog Alliance
Waltzing in Memphis – No Silence Here
WOW!!!! The Whoppi says Barack’s being black is a good enough reason to vote for him… – Disgruntled Truck Driver!
One R Who Gets It – The Happy Circumstance
The second saddest thing I’ve read in weeks. – Hasenpfeffer Incorporated
Killing the God Who Isn’t Against White People – Jeremiah Wright’s Theology – Maggie’s Notebook
UK Telegraph BUTCHERS THE TRUTH ABOUT GAZA – YID with LID
Whine – The Daily Ramble
It Just Isn’t Fair! – Lance Burri
It’s Not OK, Even If Done In The Name Of God – Whallah!
Obama as a Liability – Freedom Eden
Robin and Michael Read sue anti-war profiteer – Southern Sass on Crime
Save the Planet, Starve the World – Patterico’s Pontification
What hurts us more? – Right from the Right
April 29th ya’ll! – Hobo Springs
Why did Hamas offer a 10-year truce? – Jihad Watch
Women:Chocolate Whores = Security Threat – Get Stewed
Friday Photo (yes, actually, I am still around….) – The Cutting Edge
The Pelosi Premium – Milwaukee ID10T
Brazilian Oil Find Might End US Nightmare – Big Dogs Weblog
Draft Weekend… – Ick’s Corner
Help Cindy Sheehan run against Nancy Pelosi - Sister Toldjah
U.S.-contracted ship fires on boat in Gulf – Texas Fred’s
Earmark Reform, Many Agree, but few act – Truman’s Take
Rev. Wright Vs. Obama: One And The Same – Taking On Moonbats One By One Since 2001
And an oversight on my part, for which I beg forgiveness…..
Happy 18th Birthday Hubble – Spring City Chronicle
The Mr wanted to show Jr a toad that was outside. Said toad needed to stay outside, even after Jr looked at it. Well, Jr….being Jr…..just had to bring Mr. Toad in the house. She proudly announced she had name it Hermit. I have no idea why. She names some of the oddest things. Mr. Toad decided Jr wasn’t going to keep him ‘locked up’, and proceeded to do what toads do….jump…..all over the place.
Mr. Toad was on my couch table for a short while; he then decided to check out the leg of said table. All the while, Jr was trying to keep Mr. Spot from making said toad a play toy. sigh…. Once we were able to get him/her back on the floor, I was able to use a plastic cup to cover him and use a dust pan to scoop him up.
Mr. Toad is safely back in the wilds of the flower bed.
I wonder if I’m going to allow her to see her 16th birthday?
Disclaimer: No toads were harmed in the making of this exciting Saturday adventure.
By Mark Steyn
Last week, Time magazine featured on its cover the iconic photograph of the U.S. Marine Corps raising the flag on Iwo Jima. But with one difference: The flag has been replaced by a tree. The managing editor of Time, Rick Stengel, was very pleased with the lads in graphics for cooking up this cute image and was all over the TV sofas talking up this ingenious visual shorthand for what he regards as the greatest challenge facing mankind: “How To Win The War On Global Warming.”
Where to begin? For the last ten years, we have, in fact, been not warming but slightly cooling, which is why the eco-warriors have adopted the all-purpose bogeyman of “climate change.” But let’s take it that the editors of Time are referring not to the century we live in but the previous one, when there was a measurable rise of temperature of approximately one degree. That’s the “war”: one degree.
If the tree-raising is Iwo Jima, a one-degree increase isn’t exactly Pearl Harbor. But General Stengel wants us to engage in preemptive war. The editors of Time would be the first to deplore such saber-rattling applied to, say, Iran’s nuclear program, but it has become the habit of progressive opinion to appropriate the language of war for everything but actual war.
So let’s cut to the tree. In my corner of New Hampshire, we have more trees than we did a hundred or two hundred years ago. My town is over 90 percent forested. Any more trees and I’d have to hack my way through the undergrowth to get to my copy of Time magazine on the coffee table. Likewise Vermont, where not so long ago in St Albans I found myself stuck behind a Hillary supporter driving a Granolamobile bearing the bumper sticker “TO SAVE A TREE REMOVE A BUSH.” Very funny. And even funnier when you consider that on that stretch of Route Seven there’s nothing to see north, south, east, or west but maple, hemlock, birch, pine, you name it. It’s on every measure other than tree cover that Vermont’s kaput.
Seriously, how very cool is this!
Shared by the Mr.
Now this scenario really IS scary!
Scariest thing you’ll hear today
A commenter at New York Magazine suggests:
if Obama wins in November, Hillary’s days of running for President are over. So how does Obama win the White House and Hillary still win too?…It’s a job for life and she can have as much or even more longterm impact than even the President has in two terms. No more campaigning, no more digging into her personal life and again, it’s a job for life. In late July, she goes to Obama with the deal. Put me on SCOTUS if you win and I back you for POTUS.
I cannot even conceive of such a person being on the Supreme Court!
No, I don’t think so. I’ve spend a good chunk of my morning listening to the “sermon” of “Rev.” Wright. Sadly, I’ll never get that wasted time back. If this is the sort of distorted message that B. has been listening to for the last 20 years, I SERIOUSLY do NOT want him any where near the White House.
Fox News has the videos here.
“Hamas movement calls on the (Palestinian National) Authority president to officially announce the failure of the negotiations and to return to negotiate with the Palestinian powers,” said Hamas’ spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri.
Hamas’ call was made after Abbas ended talks with U.S. President George W. Bush on Friday. The talks did not achieve any progress in pushing peace talks with Israel.
“This failure proves that all promises by Bush, about creating a Palestinian statehood before he steps down, were only lies and illusions,” Abu Zuhri said.
I don’t suppose their actions have anything to do with the failure, does it. Hmmm…
Hamas is trying to assemble bomb-carrying drones, Al-Aharam reported Saturday.
The Egyptian newspaper said that the revelation was made by Egyptian security forces during their interrogation of a Muslim Brotherhood terror cell.
The interrogators reportedly discovered that the operatives were working with Hamas on the project.
Al-Aharam said the security forces learned that as result of the cooperation between the two terror groups, know-how and equipment were acquired to assemble the unmanned planes and were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
See above. Yep, it’s all Bush’s fault.
When John Ford begins a new life Monday as federal prisoner No. 20286-076, the stylish, flamboyant former state senator will be in for some serious lifestyle changes.
Like his 135 colleagues at the minimum-security federal prison camp at Pollock, La., Ford’s daily attire will be dark green shirt and pants and black work boots.
Well, it’s about bloomin’ time! Hopefully, some judicial idjit won’t give him “just one more” reprieve and will slap his sorry hind end in the slammer….finally!
Rhode Island’s closest international border is the Canadian one, about 200 miles to the north. About 11 percent of the 1 million people who live here were born in another country, and estimates say that a third or fewer of those people are in the country illegally.
But Gov. Don Carcieri says illegal immigration has become such a problem – and cost the state so much money at a time that it is grappling with a $568 million budget deficit – that last month he signed an executive order directing state police to crack down on illegal immigrants.
When the cost of illegals become greater than what they contribute, then I’d say it was a real good idea to crack down.
A court-martial panel on Friday found a Hawaii-based soldier not guilty in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi during a raid on a suspected insurgent hideout last year.
Sgt. 1st Class Trey Corrales’ friends and family erupted in cheers when the head of the military panel, or jury, read the verdict.
The jury of nine soldiers acquitted Corrales of all three charges, including premeditated murder, after more than seven hours of deliberation.
I’m glad he’ll be able to watch his son grow up!
James Karl Buck helped free himself from an Egyptian jail with a one-word blog post from his cell phone.
Buck, a graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley, was in Mahalla, Egypt, covering an anti-government protest when he and his translator, Mohammed Maree, were arrested April 10.
On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter.
The message only had one word. “Arrested.”
I’ve yet to figure out what “twitter” actually is, but whatever it is, I guess it comes in handy from time to time. This particular time especially.
MacLaren gave Craig the cheeseburger as he was lying down in a parking spot outside the restaurant. Craig shouted he didn’t want the burger, just money and threw the burger at MacLaren, she testified.
“I told him he was an ungrateful bastard,” she testified.
Craig went after her, she said, and MacLaren pepper-sprayed him in the eyes.
Enraged, Craig rammed her over a 4-foot retaining wall, MacLaren said. He struck her repeatedly, broke her nose, fractured her wrist, cheekbone and cracked a rib, she said. She also injured her knee.
She limped into the McDonald’s but was later locked out of the restaurant. “I was bleeding from my nose,” she said. “No one was helping.”
Public Defender Mary-Kathryn Harcombe asked whether MacLaren had been drinking and if she was drunk during the attack and whether she had really tried to avoid the attack.
Harcombe told the judge that her story seemed incredible and there was surely more to it.
“What’s incredible is that this woman was beaten like this,” said Judge Casey Moreland . “What’s incredible is that no one helped her. How did she get those bruises and injuries?”
It’s incredible that MS Harcombe passed the bar! I’m not going to speculate on the type of people that were in the McDonald’s……..
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.