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Sadly Hilarious!

31 May 2008, 9:33 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under 2008, Feckless Weasels, Moonbats & Other Animals, Opinion, Politics.

While searching for a picture this afternoon, I stumbled upon a site out of Los Angeles in support of B. Hussein. Heaven knows, there are a LOT of Hussein websites, pro and con. Being the snoopy person I am, I perused the page I ended up on….and saw a couple of items of interest:

Taking Weapons Out of Terrorists’ Hands

In 2005, Senator Obama traveled to the former Soviet Union with Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) to investigate the dangers posed by unsecured weapons. The two senators returned from the trip and introduced legislation to establish the next generation of the Nunn-Lugar initiative. Senator Obama helped shepherd this legislation through Congress and it was signed into law in January 2007.

The Lugar-Obama initiative cracks down on conventional weapon caches by building on the Nunn-Lugar program, which has secured nearly 7,000 Soviet nuclear warheads, in order to find and destroy conventional arms.

And….

HONEST GOVERNMENT

Throughout his political career, Barack Obama has been a leader in the fight for open and honest government. As a U.S. Senator, he spearheaded the effort to clean up Washington in the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal. In a politically charged election year, Obama acknowledged that corruption was a problem that plagued both political parties. He subsequently enlisted the help of Republican allies to limit lobbyist influence, shine sunlight into the earmarks process and promote open government.

The American people are tired of a Washington that’s only open to those with the most cash and the right connections. Senator Obama has been a strong and consistent advocate of ethics and lobbying reform.

Now, I don’t know about you, but that second one I found absolutely hilarious! A “leader in the fight for open and HONEST government”???? That man wouldn’t know honest if it slapped him upside the head!

And excuse me for my skeptisim, but how the hell does he think he is going to take the “weapons out of the hands of terrorists”? How is planning on doing that? By going over to Iraq and Iran, and say….. “Pretty please….pretty pretty pretty please Mr Bad Man, will you give us those nasty ol’ go boom booms?”

Jiminy Crickets! What a maroon!

Well, Ain’t That A Pip

31 May 2008, 8:58 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Blog Stuff.

It seems that the Ick in law is delving into the realm of politics!  He’ll be a little ‘guest blogging’ over at silent E’s place from time to time.  And, I gotta tell ya, I’m a tad misty eyed with pride from his second post.

A Tad Late….Like 20 Years Late!

31 May 2008, 7:51 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under 2008, Feckless Weasels.

Obama quits Chicago church after long controversy

Barack Obama has resigned his 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and more recent fiery remarks at the church by another minister.

Obama campaign communications director Robert Gibbs said Obama had resigned from the church “over the last few days.”

Campaign aides said they weren’t immediately certain how the resignation took place, whether by letter or in some other fashion, and were trying to find out.

Messages left for a church spokeswoman in Chicago were not immediately returned Saturday afternoon.

The development came as Obama campaigned in South Dakota.

Did somebody tell Hussein? Heh.

What a flippin’ joke! After 20 years, after throwing his own grandmother under the bus, then his “spiritual adviser”, now he is shafting his whole church? It’s become more and more obvious that slum lord wanna be has NO spine!

Do you moonbats really want a linguini spined weasel in the White House? Oh, yeah…sorry, foolish question. Of course you do!

HOT Saturday Afternoon Laundry Time

31 May 2008, 4:05 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Blogger Cat – Whallah!

Barack Hussain Obama Adds to His Anti-Jew Crew – YID with LID

Texas children roped into Islamic training – Texas Fred’s

Madison is contributing more to global warming than Milwaukee? – From Where I sit

More ATF Woes – Say Uncle

Obamania - Badger Blog Alliance

Europe’s Anti-Discrimination Madness Goes On and On and On… – The Brussels Journal

How will the Establishment Media respond? – Wisdom Is Vindicated

Careful What You Wish For (Historical Version) – Lance Burri

Smart Guns, Dumb Politicians – Rustmeister’s Alehouse

Fathers Beware! – Blue Collar Republican

Who Wrote McClellan’s Book? – This Ain’t Hell

Kirk Coleman, infant rapist , pleads guilty today – Southern Sass on Crime

Seriously??? – Ick’s Corner

EMILY’S List PAC opposes Cohen because He’s not a girl? – TennViews

Just Another “Distraction”….. – Christmas Ghost

Why Obama Can Never Leave His Church – Faultline USA

GDP – The Daily Ramble

WWJD about Trinity United Church of Christ? – The National Conversation

Honoring Flight 93 – PeteRepublic

Special interests go wild on Capitol Hill – Truman’s Take

Obama Teams Latest Anti-Israel Campaign Official – Mad Irish Man’s Consortium

The Holy Trinity; In the Name of the Father… – Big Dogs Weblog

Pompous Political Peacocks are posturing while – Taxing Tennessee

Yes, They Can! But Only If All the Republicans Die First! – DeMarCaTionVille

Soros Publisher ‘Shaped’ McClellan’s Hit Job – Little Green Footballs

Obama’s Racist Spiritual Advisors Video Roundup – Sultan Knish

If Europe Thinks Obama’s Right, He Must Be Wrong For America – Chicago Ray

General Mattis to Testify Against Chessani in Undue Command Influence Hearing – Flopping Aces

Bob Dole. Scott McClellan. No Contest. – The Cutting Edge

Required Reading – The Asian Badger

BELA PELOSI SAID WHAT??? – Texas Hold ‘Em Blogger

Federal Judge rules ‘Meet Me at the Pole’ constitutional – ACLU, Media claim victory anyway – The Tennessee ConserVOLiance

Liberals and the Children – Calvin Frieburger Online

Islamic Jihad Using Torture, Jimmy Carter Unavailable for Comment – Jammie Wearing Fool

Nunn of That – The World According to Oatney

I Disagree – The Jawa Report

Cascading Waterfalls of Thought… – View from the cheap seats

Drill Here. Drill Now. Save Money. – bRight & Early (YES, I have already signed it!)

Florida and Michigan Delegates – Freedom Eden

Ayn Rand Was Right – The Smallest Minority

Disability Rights Website Fails Compliance Test – The Daily Scoff

Protected infrastructure: Ramblin Express casino shuttle – Homeland Stupidity

What’s stopping Obama from going to Iran now? – Michell Malkin

Left Wing Hollyweirdian Promises To Move – The Political Jungle

Obama’s Speech on Disarming America and Defunding the Military – Bear Creek Ledger

Again with the tackling – GunPundit

10 People Ruining Tennessee – The Right Way

Blatant racism from Obama supporters – Stepping Right Up!

Another MUST “Copy and Paste”

31 May 2008, 3:28 pm. Comments Off. Filed under 2nd Amendment.

It’s no secret I’m seriously PRO 2nd Amendment. I don’t push my views…..well, no, that’s not true, I do, why else would I have this blog, but… I’m not strictly a one issue person. So, when I came across this post on The Right Way, I KNEW I had to share it with as many people as possible! :)

The Parable of the Sheep

Not so long ago and in a pasture too uncomfortably close to here, a flock of sheep lived and grazed. They were protected by a dog, who answered to the master, but despite his best efforts from time to time a nearby pack of wolves would prey upon the flock.

One day a group of sheep, more bold than the rest, met to discuss their dilemma. “Our dog is good, and vigilant, but he is one dog and the wolves are many. The wolves he catches are not always killed, and the master judges and releases many to prey again upon us, for no reason we can understand. What can we do? We are sheep, but we do not wish to be food, too!”

One sheep spoke up, saying “It is his teeth and claws that make the wolf so terrible to us. It is his nature to prey, and he would find any way to do it, but it is the tools he wields that make it possible. If we had such teeth, we could fight back, and stop this savagery.” The other sheep clamored in agreement, and they went together to the old bones of the dead wolves heaped in the corner of the pasture, and gathered fang and claw and made them into weapons.

That night, when the wolves came, the newly armed sheep sprang up with their weapons and struck at them and cried “Begone! We are not food!” and drove off the wolves, who were astonished. When did sheep become so bold and so dangerous to wolves? When did sheep grow teeth? It was unthinkable!

The next day, flush with victory and waving their weapons, they approached the flock to pronounce their discovery. But as they drew nigh, the flock huddled together and cried out “Baaaaaaaadddd! Baaaaaddd things! You have bad things! We are afraid! You are not sheep!”

Read on…

Even I Can Figure It Out……BAD IDEA!

31 May 2008, 9:49 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion, Taxes.

A Secret Tax on Teenagers

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, Alistair Darling, did something rather strange recently to baffling applause from his own supporters and cries of “bribery” from the opposition: He announced a tax on teenagers.

Darling’s plan is to cut income taxes temporarily for all but the most prosperous taxpayers. The apparent windfall is £120 each—almost $230. If that sounds familiar, it isn’t surprising: A similar plan is already in motion in the United States, where a temporary “tax rebate” began to arrive in the bank accounts of a grateful nation about a month ago. The motivations are different in the British case. While the U.S. plan is billed as an economic stimulus, the British plan is marketed as compensation for those who lost out when taxes on some low earners were recently raised. No matter, because the practical impact of both plans is just the same: Teenagers are getting it in the shorts.

Let’s face it, politicians, no matter in which country they reside, have a complete lack of common sense! Do they lose it after they are elected to office? Did they never have it in the first place? What does that say about the people who keep sending them back into office? Does it mean that we’re totally without common sense too?

I’m no economic scholar. Shoot, I’m not scholar of any sort. I’m just one of those yahoos out here in the real world, paying big bucks in the grocery store for a loaf of bread that shouldn’t cost more than 50 cents. I’m that person at the gas pump who grumbles, but not at “Big Oil”. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am just like you in many ways, although probably a bit older….and maybe wiser? That can be disputed though.

When I first heard of this really odd plan out of D.C., my original thought was “Cool!” My second thought, “Who’s going to really pay for that?” Even I, the lowly ol’ broad, can figure out that you can’t go tossing money out the window without having to replace it at some point.

Say you’ve got a 20 something, fresh out of college, making a fairly decent wage for a first REAL job. Say that 20 something gets this lovely “gift” from the gubmint. He spends it. Where does it go? On a stereo, made in China? She buys clothes, made in Mexico, or India? Or like one of my shirts, in Jordon? Who is this helping? American manufacturers? Nope. A good chunk of manufacturing jobs were sent overseas due to the rising costs of health care packages the unions insisted on.

Let’s say the 20 something, doesn’t spend his “gift”. Instead, he puts in a savings account which draws a VERY small amount of interest. Granted, the banks use these funds to give out loans, but still, those taking out the loans are usually remodeling something or building a house, with items manufactured in foreign lands. Again, how is this helping the economy?

So, now, the 20 something gets married, has a couple of kids and has moved on to his 30′s and 40′s. he is now thinking of the tax burden, placed on him by the gubmint because THEY don’t have a clue as how to manage money. The now 40 something guy has to pay his bills, and if he doesn’t, things get taken away from him. He also has to pay interest on any loans, or whatever. Again, if he doesn’t, he’s penalized, and ruins his credit rating.

So, we come to the gubmint. In a democracy, or something similar where folks are voted into office, there is this odd ability to spend money, that isn’t really theirs. This gubmint takes no responsibility for it’s actions, and puts a nation further and further into debt. Do the people who support this gubmint, financially, get to say “Hey, you need to pay the bills you’ve already created, otherwise, we’re going to repossess!” Sadly, no, although we really should. And the gubmint folks keep right on spending, creating debts, writing checks for useless things that do not protect the people, but satisfy their own personal agendas.

Now, the gubmint has run out of money, and needs a whole lot more. Where are they going to get it? Why, from the 20′s somethings future 20 somethings. That future 20 something has graduated from college, or whatever, if dad can even afford it by this point thanks to the increasing taxation to pay for the “stimulus checks” back when. The new 20 something gets his first real job, and sees his first pay check. The gross amount is fairly decent. It’s that “net” amount with which he’s totally bewildered. The infamous question arises: “Who the hell is FICA, and why does he get the majority of my paycheck!?”

Let’s hope the Brits will learn from D.C.’s massive mistake, and NOT follow suit!

No Girls? No Boys!

31 May 2008, 9:10 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

Killing Her Softly
Hillary Clinton and the contradictions of the West.
By Mark Steyn

Someone wins, someone doesn’t win, that’s life,” Nancy Kopp, Maryland’s treasurer, told the Washington Post. “But women don’t want to be totally dissed.” She was talking about her political candidate, Hillary Clinton. Democratic women are feeling metaphorically battered by the Obama campaign. “Healing The Wounds Of Democrats’ Sexism,” as the Boston Globe headline put it, will not be easy. Geraldine Ferraro is among many prominent Democrat ladies putting up their own money for a study from the Shorenstein Center at Harvard to determine whether Senator Clinton’s presidential hopes fell victim to party and media sexism. How else to explain why their gal got clobbered by a pretty boy with a resume you could print on the back of his driver’s license, a Rolodex apparently limited to neo-segregationist racebaiters, campus Marxist terrorists and indicted fraudsters, and a rhetorical surefootedness that makes Dan Quayle look like Socrates. “On this Memorial Day,” said Barack Obama last Monday, “as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today…”

Hey, why not? In Obama’s Cook County, Illinois, many fallen heroes from the Spanish-American War still show up in the voting booths come November. It’s not unreasonable for some of them to turn up at an Obama campaign rally, too.

Read on…

One Can Only Hope

31 May 2008, 8:52 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

Morning Coffee 05/31/08

31 May 2008, 8:40 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

FBI boosts efforts to find SoCal al-Qaida suspect

The FBI has launched a publicity campaign in Afghanistan to announce a $1 million reward for information about an American from California charged with treason.

Adam Yahiye Gadahn, 29, grew up in Riverside County. He is “an integral part of al-Qaida’s media and recruitment branch (and) has endorsed terrorist activity,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Friday.

Gadahn was indicted by a federal grand jury in Santa Ana in 2005. He was charged with one count of treason and two counts of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Now, if we could just get a grand jury to indict a few others, much easier found, like in D.C.? Oh, and there’s that one in Georgia too.

Chertoff downplays terrorist nuclear threat

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is downplaying the idea of a nuclear attack by terrorists after recent postings on al-Qaida-affiliated Web sites exhorted militants to pursue weapons of mass destruction for use against the U.S.

Chertoff, speaking at Oxford Union on Friday, said that while officials acknowledge al-Qaida’s interest in developing such capability, the U.S. was more concerned about terrorists’ use of conventional arms.

This clown “downplays” a little too much in my opinion!

Ford to open new plant in Mexico

US giant Ford is to invest $3bn (£1.5bn) in a new car plant in Mexico, the biggest investment in the country’s manufacturing sector.

The move is a blow to American car workers who had hoped the factory would be built in the United States.

Ford has lost more than $15bn (£7.5bn) over the past two years and says the new facility is crucial to its future.

There’s another one that can be added to the ever growing list of why I will NEVER buy a Ford product!

Colorado governor okays open bathrooms

“What this bill now does do is allow men to go into women’s restrooms and locker rooms and vice versa because we are told that we cannot discriminate against someone with a transgender status,” he warns.

Colorado lawmakers also slapped voters in the face with a provision that prohibits a public referendum or petition drive to overturn the law. Hausknecht says the only choice Colorado voters have now is to send people to the legislature that will act to reverse the law.

So, if I’m in the airport in Colorado, spill something on my shirt, go into the restroom to change, some male type can just come walking in and whip it out? Remind me to avoid any flight changes in Denver! Sounds like an assault on the 4th Amendment: ” The right of the people to be secure in their persons…”

Israeli envoy: ‘Disgrace’ UN food agency invited Ahmadinejad to summit

“To imagine on the podium of a UN organization a leader who calls for the destruction of a member state is a disgrace for every democrat,” Ambassador Gideon Meier was quoted as saying in an interview in the daily La Repubblica.

“And let’s not talk about the rest. He denies the Holocaust, he is the principal actor behind terrorism, he has a military nuclear program, he violates human rights of the Iranian people.”

In their usual fashion, the Useless Numnuts ignore reality.

Billboard Cameras Scrutinize Features of Passersby

One of the Quividi cameras was pointed out to lawyer Sam Cocks, 26, on the streets of New York City over Memorial Day weekend.

“That’s disturbing,” Cocks told The Times. “I would say it’s arguably an invasion of one’s privacy.”

Uh…yeah, I do believe it is an invasion. But the other side of the coin, you’re out in public, how much privacy can you really expect? I definitely don’t much care for the idea though.

Wilson schools assess cost to fight suit

A couple identified in court papers only as Jane and John Doe sued the school district after a Praying Parents group was allowed to link to Lakeview Elementary’s Web site, put notices in the school newsletter and distribute “I Prayed” stickers for teachers to wear for the National Day of Prayer.

Jane Doe, who is Jewish, testified in the December trial that her son, who attended Lakeview Elementary in Mt. Juliet, cried because other students had “prayer buddies.”

What? Jewish kids don’t pray? I wasn’t aware the National Day of Prayer was just for Christians. There is NO “separation of church and state” clause in the Constitution, ANYWHERE! Maybe the kid didn’t have any “prayer buddies” cuz he’s a dork, or something.

Retailers report impact of rebate checks

Owner of Paasche’s Paint Your Own Pottery Studio in Hattiesburg, Mauroner has seen business slow primarily because of high gas prices and their impact on his customers’ budgets.

“What we do is a luxury,” Mauroner said. “We’ve relaxed our studio fees for the past three months just so our customers can afford to come and paint. If stimulus checks have impacted our business, I haven’t seen it.”

Local retailers hoped to see some boost in sales when the first economic stimulus checks were deposited in late April. A handful have reported mixed results ranging from no impact to helping sales at a time when high gas prices and rising food costs have caused consumers to budget their disposable income more carefully.

Just one more really STOOPID idea to come out of D.C.! The only economy that’s going to get a real boost is China’s! Jackasses!

Plan to reunite polygamist sect’s children falls through

It is extremely disappointing to watch someone in the judicial system not be willing to stay at the table long enough to fix the problem when there are so many innocent children’s lives at stake,” said sect leader Willie Jessop, who said most of the provisions of the plan were agreeable to everyone. “How do you give up when we were so close?”

The day’s deliberation followed Thursday’s Texas Supreme Court ruling that the state didn’t have enough evidence of physical or sexual abuse to take the children into custody.

Oh, I dunno…..babies having babies might be a real good indication.

Judges Upholds Voting Rights Act

Under the Voting Rights Act, certain parts of the country — mostly in the South — are subject to rigid requirements in how they handle voting. The utility board sought to move its polling places from a garage to a school, Coleman said. To do that, it had to seek permission from the Justice Department.

Coleman argued that obtaining such approval is costly and time-consuming, and discourages local governments from making changes that might benefit the community.

Excuse me, but why is it necessary to waste time and money on moving where folks vote? I’d much rather go vote in a school, and not a garage! I mean seriously, is this the best they can for a “test case”? More invasion of the fed’ral gubmint!

Verse of the Day

31 May 2008, 7:42 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Under The “Stupid Criminal” Umbrella

30 May 2008, 10:20 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Crime.

Stolen soda machine’s tracks lead back to owner

HUGHES, Ark. — Police didn’t have to look too hard to figure out the source of a soda vending machine found in a front yard – they just followed the tracks.

Deputies from the St. Francis County sheriff’s office spotted a Pepsi machine on Thursday in the yard of a home in Hughes. A set of dolly tracks in front of the machine led back to a liquor store less than a mile away that had reported it missing.

Two men in the yard fled when authorities arrived. One was arrested on suspicion of theft, fleeing on foot and obstructing government operations. The other remains at large.

About 1,800 residents live in Hughes, about 30 miles southwest of Memphis, Tenn.

How Do Ya Say “Moonbat” in Spanish?

30 May 2008, 8:46 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Swiped from Stop the ACLU

A National Bird?

30 May 2008, 8:02 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Israel.

Israel has picked a national bird.  Well, ok.  And I gotta tell ya, it’s a rather interesting one.

Kind of reminds me of a zebra for some reason.

Lizard Love

30 May 2008, 1:43 pm. 14 Comments. Filed under Critters.

There is no doubt in my mind that I have got to stop watching creatures on the deck. One habit inspired by another, and that would be my addiction to coffee. Now, where I use to not even drink the stuff a few years ago, I’ve graduated to a couple of pots a day. It’s not like I don’t have anything better to do, like clean up “tornadoes” left by previous inhabitants. sigh….

While fixing my second pot a short time ago, I happened to notice these two little critters on the steps outside the window.

Now, being the ol’ broad that I am, I kind of had an idea what Mr. Lizard was up to.

Yep, that ol’ rascle was up to no good, but with a great deal of patience. I watched Mr. Lizard for a good five minutes, contemplating his next move.

After all that patient waiting, he makes his move. She wasn’t as cooperative as ya might think, however, in the end…. (no pun intended)….

Jeeeeez……get a room!

Question Not Answered

30 May 2008, 11:29 am. 2 Comments. Filed under General News.

Fire Destroys Town Of Westport Storage Shed, Triggers Explosions

TOWN OF WESTPORT, Wis. — A fire tore a storage shed in the Town of Westport on Thursday afternoon triggering several explosions and ultimately destroying the structure.

Thick black smoke filled the sky south of Waunakee. The blaze shut down Highway Q for a time near Balzer Road, WISC-TV reported.

With flames showing, Middleton and Waunakee firefighters helped pull the structure to the ground.

The storage shed is a total loss, WISC-TV reported.

Now, this begs the question:  What was being stored in that shed that would cause such an explosion?