An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
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.
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!
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?
“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.
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.”
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!