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How Embarrassing

4 May 2008, 11:09 pm. 3 Comments. Filed under Borders.

Come on people! If you create placards stating your/our case, could you at least check your SPELLING? sigh….

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Y’know, stuff like this doesn’t help the cause a whole lot. Not to mention, it gives folks in San Fran a big chuckle.

Nope!

4 May 2008, 10:13 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Haven’t posted a bloomin’ thing all day!  Know why?  Cuz….I didn’t wanna!  :)

Actually, it’s been a rather excellent day, so I was otherwise occupied with the excellence.  Ok, so I took the day off for a shot of reality, and a major nap!

Grasping at Straws

4 May 2008, 9:33 am. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion, Politics.

An example of left wing talk radio:

That Rush Limbaugh, that guy I have to say. There’s another fat bastard that I opened up the door for huh? It really it really makes me mad because um he he goes and like, I opened up the channel for fat funny guys. I really did. That were blue collar and populist or whatever.

He took the blue collar and like totally went the wrong way with it. So he is taking my mojo and like using it for satanic forces and I just don’t like it when people are working for Satan instead of God. I don’t like that.

Is Air America so desperate for hosts that they had to hire the no longer funny Rosanne Barr? I’m fairly sure there are some articulate and intelligent left wingers out there…..somewhere, other than in Hollyweird. If you look at the average education of some of those lib types out there, I think my granddaughter has got them beat, and she’s only 15. On rare occasions, she is a whole lot MORE articulate. ……scary! At least Jr hasn’t called for violence, unlike the faux radio personality.

For a closer look at MS Barr’s juvenile rants, go here.

H/T: NewsBusters

Busted!

4 May 2008, 8:28 am. Comments Off. Filed under Politics.

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Obamarama

4 May 2008, 8:17 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

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Some swiped from Mr Mix!

Morning Coffee 05/04/08

4 May 2008, 8:06 am. 2 Comments. Filed under General News.

Obama calls gas tax relief a political ploy, as Clinton stands by her proposal

“So this is not about getting you through the summer, it’s about getting elected,” Obama said. “And this is what passes for leadership in Washington — phony ideas, calculated to win elections instead of actually solving problems.”

Yeah, it may be a gimmick, but what’s wrong with people keeping some of their own money for a few months? Not to mention the truck drivers…you know, those Bible reading, gun totin’ types, who make sure YOU have for your children?

‘Breakthrough reached in intel on Iran’

There is mounting concern in Israel that Iran’s nuclear capability may be far more advanced than was recognised in a declassified assessment by the US National Intelligence Estimate last December, which concluded that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons development program in 2003 in response to international pressure.

A source quoted by the paper claimed that the new information was on par with intelligence that led to the discovery and destruction of a partly constructed nuclear reactor in Syria last September.

Gee, isn’t it just possible that Iran lied? Pfft!

Report: NYC spends $65M a year on teachers not in classrooms

Their pay costs the nation’s largest public school system an estimated $65 million a year, not including the cost of hiring substitutes or renting space for the so-called “rubber rooms” where accused teachers spend their work days, the Daily News reported.

Accused of offenses ranging from excessive lateness to sex abuse, an average of 700 teachers at any given time read magazines, play cards and nap in the “rubber rooms” — officially, Temporary Reassignment Centers, the newspaper reported. It cited city data.

That’s what teachers unions do, cost the taxpayers money, with little to no results. Why are these slime being paid? Because the unions insist they be paid, and the cities just go along with their over inflated “contracts”. That comes out to somewhere around $98,000 per scum bag. How many blankets would that buy for the homeless? Could $65 mil build a women’s shelter?

Race card risky play in North Mississippi

In one Davis ad, the voiceover says, “When Obama’s pastor cursed America, blaming us for 9/11, Childers said nothing. When Obama ridiculed rural folks who cling to guns and religion, Childers said nothing.”

It’s a strategy that goes back at least as far as the 1963 race for governor in Mississippi, says Curtis Wilkie, a professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi after 26 years with The Boston Globe.

I’ve seen these ads, ad nauseum, from both sides. NONE of them says one damn thing about race! Why bring it up? Well, because the Commercial Appeal is just like all the other big newspapers these days…..so far left, they’re teetering on the brink of falling. If I could, I’d vote for Davis, mainly because I see him as the better candidate! Childers is just a tad too slimy for me.

Computers come to Cuba

Under Raul Castro’s reforms people in Cuba are now able to buy consumer goods like PCs and mobiles for the first time.

See video here.

Well, ain’t that nice. Raul will let some folks buy computers. But no internet of course. That might actually get the folks THINKING. Wouldn’t want that! (insert massive sarcasm)

Spanking ban put in time-out

The advance of AB 2943, known as the “no-spanking” bill, which is sponsored by Democrat California Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, has been halted for now and placed in a “suspense file” status as of Thursday’s meeting of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Does that mean someone in Sacramento has some common sense? Who knew it was possible! :?

Tennessee slights lung cancer

The $1.4 billion in tobacco settlement money that Tennessee has received since 2000 has gone into the general fund, paying for everything from state troopers’ salaries to computers in schools.

None of that money has been earmarked for lung cancer research.

Which makes the point that those law suits were nothing but a money grab from the states, sticking it companies that had more money than they did. It’s a bunch of crap! IF the states had been sincere in their suits, it would have been they who insist the tobacco companies set that money in an account someone, to be managed by someone honest (good luck with that one), and annually, it would have paid out to things like research, health care, etc. No, instead the states took the money and ran.

UN official: 243 dead after powerful cyclone in Myanmar

Chris Kaye, the U.N’s acting humanitarian coordinator, said state-run television reported that 243 people have died from Tropical Cyclone Nargis.

He said thousands of homes have destroyed, mostly in the low-lying Irrawaddy delta.

Prayers with the families.

Students facing double trouble

Tennessee college students face a potential double whammy when they pay their tuition bills this August, with the state’s revenue downturn to blame.

First, higher education is almost certain to receive no increase in state appropriations – and it may actually get less than this year. That could mean a return to double-digit tuition and fee increases rather than the 7 percent to 9 percent that higher education officials said was already coming in August.

While I’m sorry students will be facing higher fees, I question exactly what they are getting for that money. Ever seen “Jay Walking” on Leno? Or Collegiate week on Jeopardy? We are churning out some seriously DUMB college graduates!

McCain still following lead of first straight-talker Goldwater

It’s easy to understand why McCain would want to link himself to Goldwater. His five-term Senate predecessor helped invigorate Arizona Republicans, then took on Eastern GOP moderates in a wild battle for the national party’s soul. He didn’t make it to the Oval Office, but fellow Cold War conservative Ronald Reagan might not have been able to do so in 1980 had Goldwater not laid the groundwork.

Oh peachy. Doesn’t this mean that McCain is dragging the GOP even farther left, like Goldwater and Reagan took it right?

A Much Better Way To Start The Morning

4 May 2008, 7:14 am. 4 Comments. Filed under Critters.

Thankfully, I didn’t wake up to peacocks invading my space. Instead, I watched four of these beautiful creatures meander across the back yard.

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Yummmm…. Lunch!

Ok, no, odds are I couldn’t bring myself to shoot one, unless…. well, at any rate, they are a much more welcome sight than the peacocks. I don’t have to chase them away from my porch, and they’re polite enough to keep their distance from the flowers. So far.

Verse of the Day

4 May 2008, 6:52 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith.

2 Chronicles 7:14

14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.