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Archive for 5 May 2008
I think this is going to take some getting use to. Mr Bushwack, one of my blogging gurus, and one of the few sane folks out in California, has done some upgrading on me. Everything looks the same, sorta, with a couple of additions on the outside. It’s this inside thing…behind the scenes that is going to take some playing. Heh. New toys to annoy folks. I can live with that.
I’m too disgusted to even make a comment.
Ok, I don’t have a picture of it, cuz I haven’t seen it. It sounds like it’s saying “birdy”, “irdy”, something like that. Any ideas?
Ok, so I knew how to dig holes prior to this little experience. This time, however, I dug much deeper and bigger holes. I put plants in holes…bigger plants. Then I realize, I dug the holes in the wrong place. sigh… I am NOT digging up those plants and moving them. They can thrive or die, right where they are!
Now, if that wasn’t problem enough, I need at least 3 more of the same kinds of plants, so I can dig 3 more large holes, in the wrong place, of course. There’s a snag though. There is a very large root in my way. Hmmm…..might be attached to that very large tree not too far from where I want to dig the big holes in the wrong place.
Ain’t gardening fun?
Now I have to find another pot for the little flowers I want on the porch. I know there are some around here somewhere.
Didja know the Peacock Man now has a donkey? No comment.
An update: I hurt! My hands hurt. My back hurts. My legs hurt. My hurts hurt. But I got all the flowers that were wilting in the garage, into pots of various sizes and shapes. I’d take pictures, but I think even my ability to hold the camera upright has left me. If they survive the night, and those damn peacocks don’t show up to piss me off, I’ll take a few shots tomorrow. Right now….I am going to crawl into the shower. I may never come back out! Hmmm…. oh yeah, I probably should cuz Jr would be bugging me every 10 minutes asking me where’s this, or that, or whatever. Dang!
Israel has often been described as the “canary in the coal mine” but the coal mine is not simply the Islamic world, it is the premise that diplomacy can resolve armed conflicts with Islamic forces.
Western liberals shrilly demand that we just give peace a chance, that we sit down and talk with our enemies. But Israel is the best demonstration of why neither negotiations nor even far reaching concessions achieve any useful results.
Israel has stood on diplomacy’s firing line for much of its history. It has signed multiple accords and given away territory several times its own size. What Israel has to show for this is quite educational for those Western liberals who insist that diplomacy is the solution.
Read the rest here.
It has become obvious to me that those on the left, no matter what country they reside, doesn’t understand that you don’t make peace with Islam. You convert, or you die. And if you are Jewish, you just die. Why is this so difficult for so many to understand?
My bud, Texas Fred, isn’t too shy about what he thinks.
I gotta say…..I agree! 100 PERCENT!
From an editorial at the Los Angeles Times:
Obama evidently hoped a racial dialogue would amount to a tidy academic seminar in the well-behaved, elite Ivy League, about home mortgage lending rates, test scores or economic opportunity. Presumably, after the lecture there would be time for questions and answers, maybe even some light refreshments, and no one who mattered would go on the attack.
Or better yet, maybe he imagined one of those interminably self-congratulatory racial roundtables at which the self-appointed black representative speaks to the Latino, Jewish and Asian chieftains to discuss their peoples’ grievances, after which they’d all shake hands, pat themselves on the backs for “talking together” and herald a new day in race relations. Maybe they’d air the proceedings on public television or, at the very least, National Public Radio.
Read the whole thing here. I have to admit, it rather surprised me, being in the L.A. Times and all.
……that the longer coffee sat in the pot, the hotter it got!
Dang! That’s a tad painful!
Obama’s Spell Is Broken
By MARK STEYN
Four score and seven years ago … No, wait, my mistake. Two score and seven or eight days ago, Barack Obama gave the greatest speech since the Gettysburg Address, or FDR’s First Inaugural, or JFK’s religion speech, or (if like Garry Wills in The New York Review Of Books, you find those comparisons drearily obvious) Lincoln’s Cooper Union speech of 1860. And, of course, the Senator’s speech does share one quality with Cooper Union, Gettysburg, the FDR Inaugural, Henry V at Agincourt, Socrates’ Apology, etc: it’s history. He said, apropos the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, that “I could no more disown him than I can disown my white grandmother.” But last week he did disown him. So, great-speech-wise, it’s a bit like Churchill promising to fight them on the beaches and never surrender, and then surrendering a month and a half later, and on a beach he decided not to fight on.
It was never a great speech. It was a simulacrum of a great speech written to flatter gullible pundits into hailing it as the real deal. It should be “required reading in classrooms,” said Bob Herbert in The New York Times; it was “extraordinary” and “rhetorical magic,” said Joe Klein in Time — which gets closer to the truth: As with most “magic,” it was merely a trick of redirection. Obama appeared to have made Jeremiah Wright vanish into thin air, but it turned out he was just under the heavily draped table waiting to pop up again. The speech was designed to take a very specific problem — the fact that Barack Obama, the Great Uniter, had sat in the pews of a neo-segregationist huckster for 20 years — and generalize it into some grand meditation on race in America. Senator Obama looked America in the face and said: Who ya gonna believe? My “rhetorical magic” or your lyin’ eyes?
Now get off yer collective asses, and start drilling and building refineries for the 21st century!!!! Think forward, not what if!
The highly publicized effort came six weeks after The Tennessean uncovered problems in the state’s system for tracking escapees. These problems, which included expired warrants, allowed more than 120 fugitives to dodge capture for years.
The state Correction Department has taken steps to better track warrants so they don’t expire. But a disconnect between state and local law enforcement agencies still hampers efforts to solve old escape cases.
Well, I should certainly hope they ‘taken steps’! BIG steps! Criminy!
“Saturday Night Live” veteran Al Franken should have had an easier run for U.S. Senate in Minnesota against an embattled Republican incumbent but is being dogged by $70,000 in unpaid taxes and is slipping in the polls — just one of the topsy-turvy races clouding Democrats’ expectations of big gains in November.
I would hope there are more reasons not to vote for a moonbat than just his tax problems. Perhaps people are starting to pay attention?
Democratic strategists believe Illinois Sen. Obama has weathered the worst month of his campaign as well as could be expected, given the attention over his former pastor’s racially charged rhetoric and his own comments that small-town Americans are bitter and cling to guns and religion.
“He has taken a real hit, no question about it,” said Democratic strategist Jim Duffy. “But he seems to be righting himself.”
There was no bigger hit than a publicity tour by his longtime preacher, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Which speaks volumes about HIS character! Honestly, I hope he falls flat on his face. This country doesn’t need the kind of “change” he’s spouting.
A gas station clerk shot at a man who robbed the Liberty station at 7 a.m. at Clark Avenue and West 52nd Street.
The suspect ran off and was last seen in the 3000 block of West 51st Street, where patrolmen found a dollar bill on the ground.
I hope the company will pay for some range time. Next time shoot to kill…not just AT him. Save some tax dollars.
A federal appeals court is upholding a student’s right to wear a T-shirt that promotes a Christian viewpoint on the issue of homosexuality.
One day after the pro-homosexual “Day of Silence” in 2007, administrators at Neuqua Valley, Illinois, High School ordered senior Heidi Zamecnik to cover the message “Be Happy, Not Gay” on her T-shirt — although students had been allowed to wear T-shirts with messages celebrating homosexuality the previous day.
The case raises questions about the intentions of Prime Minister Abbas’s Fatah government in the West Bank. Mr. Sa’ad, a former member of the Palestinian Authority’s national security forces, is accused of providing the Israel Defense Forces with the whereabouts of four accused Palestinian terrorists Mr. Abbas’s regime was unwilling to hand over to the Israelis. In a court in Hebron he was convicted of being a collaborator. But cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on counterterrorism is a precondition under agreements for the relinquishment of land for a Palestinian Arab state. What’s more, the sentence against Mr. Sa’ad was meted out by a judge from Fatah, which is Mr. Abbas’s Palestinian faction and the one that Ms. Rice hopes her diplomacy will strengthen against Hamas, the Iranian-backed terrorists who now control Gaza.
“Sa’ad’s crime was simply reporting to Israeli authorities on the whereabouts of four fugitive Palestinian gunmen that the PA was unwilling to arrest,” the director of the Israel Law Center, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, writes in a letter that will be sent to Mr. Bush today. “Fortunately, the security services were able to utilize the information and take out the terrorists before they could unleash any further attacks on Israeli civilians. This operation saved the lives of scores of Israelis and other innocent victims. It is no different than the recent preventive American army attack on Al Qaeda terrorists in Somalia. However, for assisting in this operation, Sa’ad was arrested and sentenced to death by a Palestinian firing squad.”
So, this man is going to die for doing what the Pallies refused to do, (and saved lives), even though they had agreed to do it? The Pallies lie, rarely hold up their end of ANY agreement, and this is surprising?
It spans the spectrum from moderate to militant, but it’s not difficult to tap into a potential backlash among African-American supporters of Barack Obama if superdelegates give the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton.
C’mon people! This isn’t about color. Get past that. If he was a conservative, with conservative values, I’d vote for him. But he isn’t! He is dangerous not just to one color or the other. He is dangerous for America! Period!
The three Brazilians – originally identified as Israelis – were pulled into a sixth-floor room of Warsaw’s Holiday Inn after 9 a.m. by a 23-year-old identified as Mohammad A., said police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski.
Police stormed the room just before 10 a.m. and took the suspect into custody without incident, Sokolowski said. None of the captives was harmed, and police found no explosives.
Mohammad? Gee, wonder what the motive was? (insert massive sarcasm here)
Defending Freedom – Or Terrorists? The ACLU’s Greatest Hits
by John Stephenson
You’ve got to give it to the ACLU. It has run one of the most effective PR machines in America for nearly a century. Founded by a communist subversive, today’s ACLU has honored its founder’s vision by carrying the torch as the nation’s pro bono Fifth Column.
The ACLU is the most unpopular organization in America, but that hasn’t translated into its demise. The ACLU not only maintains a mega-million-dollar support base and an army of Useful Idiots, but, maddeningly, is still viewed as respectable in many elite circles. Even so, every time the ACLU acts according to its seditious nature, my hope is renewed that all Americans will shake themselves awake, recognizing that the image of the ACLU as a “defender of freedom” is a carefully cultivated deception. But I’m not sure what it’s going to take. The evidence against the ACLU is already decisive – given a chance, the ACLU never fails to take the side of the enemy, especially since September 11.
A small sampling of the ACLU greatest hits:
Want to put New York City commuters and tourists at risk by suing to halt perfectly constitutional, common sense policies? The ACLU does.
Want to cripple America’s intelligence gathering capability? Want overseas terror suspects to be able to communicate freely with contacts in the United States? You’ve got a friend in the ACLU…even if you have never been subject to surveillance!
The ACLU has launched an initiative called the “John Adams Project.” The unmitigated gall in defaming one of history’s greatest Americans seems suspiciously flavored by the recent success of the HBO Adams miniseries. Yes, the PR machine hums along, no matter how laughable a stretch it is for the ACLU to link itself with great men. What is it? In a nutshell, the ACLU has assembled a “Dream Team” of attorneys with an $8.5 million budget to defend terrorists currently held at Guantanamo. Who’s the primary object of the ACLU’s affection? Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
Read the rest here!
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