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He Does It Again!

29 April 2008, 10:58 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Sultan Knish has got the ultimate in the Jeremiah Wright interviews!

No Booby Ban?

29 April 2008, 9:49 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Judge Blocks County Ordinance on Adult Businesses

A federal judge ruled Tuesday, April 29, 2008 to block an ordinance passed by county leaders on adult businesses in Shelby County. The ruling was made only eight hours before the new rules were to become effective.

Under the new ordinance, all employees of the businesses – from janitors to strippers – would be required to have background checks ordered and to carry a permit that could be shown to law enforcement officers on demand.

The new rules also banned beer sales at all strip clubs in Shelby County, as well as required dancers to wear “pasties” and stay at least six feet from customers and other dancers while performing.

Judge Bernice Donald’s decision stops the ordinance from taking effect at midnight as previously scheduled. County leaders plan to appeal Donald’s decision and will take the case to the Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. A date for that hearing has not been scheduled at this time.

What kind of background checks do ya run on jigglers?  I just had to ask.

Pfft!

29 April 2008, 5:58 pm. 10 Comments. Filed under 2008, Feckless Weasels.

Obama denounces former pastor

Barack Obama said Tuesday he was outraged by the latest assertion by his former pastor that criticism of his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church.

The Democratic presidential candidate is seeking to tamp down the growing fury over Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his incendiary remarks that threaten to undermine his campaign. “I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” Senator Obama (D-Illinois) told reporters at a news conference.

Where’s he been for the last 20 years? Why wasn’t he outraged before now?  Why is only NOW getting outraged, when it’s hurting him politically?

After weeks of staying out of the public eye while critics lambasted his sermons, Wright made three public appearances in four days to defend himself. The former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago has been combative, providing colorful commentary and feeding the story Obama had hoped was dying down. “This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright,” Wright told the Washington media Monday. “It has nothing to do with Senator Obama. It is an attack on the black church launched by people who know nothing about the African-American religious tradition.”

First off, if he’s from Africa, then so is my granddaughter. Second, do black Americans use a different Bible than white Americans? Or brown Americans? If they do, then it’s not surprising there have been reverses in progress between races.

“I gave him the benefit of the doubt in my speech in Philadelphia explaining that he’s done enormous good …. But when he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS …. There are no excuses. They offended me. They rightly offend all Americans and they should be denounced.”

LARGE piles of male bovine manure!

Why do I get the feeling that B. had a consultation with Wright, informing him that he was going to “denounce” his words? Sorry, if he was going to denounce them, then he should have gotten up and walked out of that church 20 years ago!

Ain’t buyin’ it!

HEY!

29 April 2008, 5:42 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Blog Stuff.

Hobo folks!!!

Y’all don’t get my Mr in any trouble now, y’hear!?!

I Didn’t Plant Them….

29 April 2008, 5:39 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Just Cuz.

…..so they’re still alive! :)

These came with the house…sorta.

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The Mr planted these….

wisteria.jpg Was gonna name Brat after these, but got talked out of it. :?

And then, there are MY rosebushes….that he planted…..

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Ain’t they cute? Even got little buds on ‘em and everything. Well, this one does at any rate. I’m still waiting for the other two to remember what they are suppose to do.

Now, the odd thing about these buds….they’re the wrong color. We bought three bushes, all suppose to be kind of a silvery bluish color. I don’t know about you, but those don’t look silvery bluish to me. Oh well, at least I haven’t killed ‘em…….yet.

CBS Affiliate Removes News

29 April 2008, 12:00 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Feckless Weasels.

From Faultline USA:

Dallas CBS Affiliate Buries Negative Jeremiah Wright News

Twelve hours ago CBS 11, Dallas, Texas published an article:
Obama’s Former Pastor Calls TCU A Godless College.” If you click on the link, however, you will find that the page has suddenly been removed.

It would appear that although most of the national news media and pundits both left and right have labeled Wright’s latest comments as egocentric and harmful to Obama, CBS 11 Dallas has chosen sides and Wright has won this battle. This is not a good omen for Obama!

This is the Google News Alert I received this morning:

Obama’s Former Pastor Calls TCU A Godless CollegeCBS 11 – Dallas,TX,USA”He’s upset that Brite Divinity School and TCU didn’t support everything that he said,” said TCU sophomore Tory McGee. “It’s a decision that TCU made and it …See all stories on this topic

Because CBS 11 Dallas is at the home of much of the controversy, we are left to surmise what Wright actually said about TCU. Here’s an excerpt from my March 19th post, Brite Divinity School to Honor Rev. Jeremiah Wright

“TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. said Monday that “TCU supports the right of free speech even when the opinions expressed are controversial. That is what a university is about. But giving an award is another matter, and in this specific case in light of Reverend Wright’s recently discovered remarks, TCU would not give such an award . . .”

Would you like to read what Jeremiah Wright actually said about TCU??? Write to CBS 11 and demand that they replace the article that they removed.

Why does the idea of threats come to mind?

Blame Ick!

29 April 2008, 11:12 am. 6 Comments. Filed under Just Cuz.

He sent it to me!

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Ok, yes, that might be a tad UNpc, but who ever said I was PC?  :)

Beautiful!

29 April 2008, 10:50 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Faith.

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Yes! He does!

Thanks Gawfer!

Understatement

29 April 2008, 10:40 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

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Obamarama

29 April 2008, 10:39 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

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Morning Coffee 04/29/08

29 April 2008, 10:21 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

Iranian President’s Visit Is a Test for India

The Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, arrived here for a dinner meeting with government officials on Tuesday, but he was expected to sign no path-breaking bilateral deals, nor iron out the kinks in a proposed 1,600-mile-long natural gas pipeline. Instead, he brought the Indian government a strange boon: a chance to show that it is willing to buck pressure from the White House and shake hands with a man Washington reviles.

(You know, that last sentence could have been left out, and story might have been worth taking the time to read.) Given the close proximity of India to Iran, and the large NON muslim population, it would be in India’s best interest not to bow down to the whims of Ahmabooboo.

John Ford enters federal prison in Louisiana

Prison spokesman Karen Million said Ford, who arrived by personal vehicle at 1:40 p.m., would have a prison orientation session and a medical screening and will be given a work assignment today.

Ford, a Tennessee legislator for more than 30 years, was convicted last year of accepting $55,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as crooked businessmen willing to pay for special legislation.

It’s about flippin’ time he got his sorry self behind bars!

Swastikas bring stiff penalties for Dickinson cheerleaders

The girls used a pen to draw a swastika on a blackboard in their seventh-period cheerleader class and several swastikas on the classroom wall, LaTouche said. They also attempted to draw a swastika on a U.S. flag, but only made a black mark, he said.

Cheerleader class? No wonder the girls had no clue what the ramifications are, if they spend their time in “cheerleader” class. Ever hear of World History? U.S. History? You know, the type of classes that actually TEACH them something?

Barak: This isn’t the time for a truce

“This is not the right time for a cease-fire with Hamas,” said Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday, on a morning in which 13 Kassam rockets and mortar shells slammed into the western Negev.

During a tour of the security barrier in Samaria, Barak said Israel was in “a confrontation with Hamas” and not in a situation in which it could talk about calm.

Truce? The only people who would honor a truce would be Israel, and that’s the LAST thing they should be doing right now.

Suffolk mayor: ‘We’re going to be OK’

She stressed that it would take time to assess the damage and begin to repair it, but that the city was ready to begin the task.

“We have what we need, and the only thing we ask is patience and understanding,” Johnson said. “Give us time to get into these neighborhoods and see what exactly is there. We have everything we need. We have the state police helping us, and all of our localities around us have come forward to help, and the citizens have come forward unbelievably.”

This is one those events that makes you find out just what you are made of. Red Cross. Salvation Army.

Cigarette Smugglers Funnel Money to Terror Groups, Report Finds

The report reads in part: Cigarette smuggling is generating millions of dollars every year that can be reaching terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda, according to law enforcement sources. In a single case, $100,000 was sent to Hezbollah.

“This is a very serious homeland security issue, one that has gone unnoticed for far too long,” said Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, who called for the investigation.

“Cigarette smugglers are able to generate millions of dollars in illegal profits with a great deal of this wealth being sent to terrorist groups overseas – groups that would like nothing more than to inflict devastating harm on our country and its citizens.”

What does Homeland Security actually do? They sure aren’t securing the homeland (borders anyone?). How long is it going to be before the PC crowd realizes that being PC can quite easily get people killed?

‘Land for Peace’ Means Iran in the Golan

Israeli Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz said ceding the Golan Heights to Syria means putting Iran there.

“Due to the fact that there is a strengthening of the radical axis, and Syria is very central and dominant component of the radical axis, any handover of the Golan Heights to them [the Syrians] means Iranians in the Golan Heights,” Mofaz said, following Monday’s meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Didn’t they try that “land for peace” nonsense before, and it seems to me there’s been disastrous results. You can give them the moon, but it’s not going to stop them from doing their utmost to destroy Israel. Letting Iran is tantamount saying it’s ok to kill. NOT a good idea!

Al-Qaida takes its PR lumps

The top White House terrorism expert thinks some gains are being made in the worldwide public relations battle against al-Qaida, as the administration and its overseas allies press efforts to show that Osama bin Laden’s network is killing Muslim civilians rather than defending its interests.

“More and more Muslim and Arab populations — (including) clerics and scholars — are questioning the value of al-Qaida’s program,” Juan Carlos Zarate, deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, said last week at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Al qaeda has a program? Yeah…killing people, enslaving others. What’s not to question? Criminy!

Judge orders federal government to decide polar bear listing

A federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to decide within 16 days whether polar bears should be listed as a threatened species because of global warming.

Slippery slope!

UN sets up food crisis task force

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, is setting up a task force to tackle the global food crisis.

Mr Ban said the world faced “widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale” because of soaring food prices.

First they help to create the crisis, then they claim to want to relieve the crisis. Weasels!

Verse of the Day

29 April 2008, 9:24 am. 3 Comments. Filed under Faith.

Job 19:25

25  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: