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Archive for 10 May 2008
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN CHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE…
NORTHEASTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE…
HARDEMAN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE…
SOUTHWESTERN HARDIN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE…
MCNAIRY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE…
UNTIL 945 PM CDT
Well, it’s 10:00, and there is still a LOT of racket going on. Reckon they forgot to inform the storm. We’ve had some close strikes, but I don’t know if anything was hit.
One of Barack Obama’s Middle East policy advisers disclosed yesterday that he had held meetings with the militant Palestinian group Hamas – prompting the likely Democratic nominee to sever all links with him.
Robert Malley told The Times that he had been in regular contact with Hamas, which controls Gaza and is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organisation. Such talks, he stressed, were related to his work for a conflict resolution think-tank and had no connection with his position on Mr Obama’s Middle East advisory council.
“I’ve never hidden the fact that in my job with the International Crisis Group I meet all kinds of people,” he added.
Well, isn’t that interesting. An adviser to a United States presidential candidate holding meetings with a KNOWN terrorist group? Uh, does anyone else find this just a tad disconcerting?
H/T: Bill Hobbs
I had a bumper sticker on my back window that needed to be removed. I had stuck it over a spot where another small bumper sticker had been previously, and thought, no one would notice. Well, I did, but that’s neither here, nor there. It’s amazing how much dust can accumulate on a rear window, when ya live a quarter mile down a dirt road.
The problem was all the sticky stuff that was left when both of the stickers were removed. I’ve heard you should use peanut butter. One person told me ice would do the trick. Well, I wasn’t going to be sticking my fingers, or anything else, in the peanut butter, and I sure wasn’t going to be holding cubes of ice for any period of time. Ice is COLD, by the way!
So, I decided to use something I’ve found to be extremely useful getting stuff up that’s stuck on the counter. Oh, the joys of having a 15 year old in the house! I decided to try the Miracle Eraser.
Mrs Owen recommended this product a while back, and I’ve been amazed at how well it works, on darn near everything….sinks, counters, tubs, toities, floor….everything! Although, I certainly would NOT recommend using it on the car itself, but on the glass? Oh you betcha! It got all the sticky stuff off!
Now I can put this one on my window!
Heroic last stand, Marines thwart enemy attack – Fearless 1st Marines
Obama Moonbats and The McCain Democrats – Sultan Knish
Americans Deserve to Consume More Resources – Reject the UN
Too Funny! – View from the cheap seats
Violent Crimes and CCW – Gun Pundit
“Power And Coups” – The Daily Ramble
Quote – Rustmeister’s Alehouse
Just Sickening – Calvin Freiburger Online
Britain to Renegotiate Ties to Brussels? – The Brussels Journal
This is a TAX HIKE!!, NOT a “technical correction” – Taxing Tennessee
Planned Parenthood: Happy Bloody Mother’s Day – The Cutting Edge
Republicans for Obama Phony as Suspected – Maggie’s Notebook
Barack Obama Uber-Patriot – Grandpa John’s
Andrea Conte…The Bunker’s Cruella de Vil – Truman’s Take
WSJ: TN judicial selection process fraught with politics – No Silence Here
Today In History: War of Conquest. – View From The Porch
Hezbollah & Iran: A Convergence of Interests – Right Truth
Why it’s all or nothing for Clinton – No Runny Eggs
Hezbollah: Gunmen withdrawing from Beirut – Texas Fred’s
I am having an issue with my “write” page. I can’t create a link in a separate page. You know, when you make a link, it says open in a new window. Well, it won’t do it anymore. I was having a problem with just the “html” showing up, and no “visual”.
Anyone know what’s going on?
Sometimes, I wanna just toss this thing out the window!
UPDATE! Now I can’t even create links at all!
UPDATE 2! Ok, I’m able to link again (only in the ‘html’ mode though), but still not in a separate window, which I find extremely annoying!
Thanks grumps, I really needed this today!
An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children where waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws.
“You’ve got so many freckles, there’s no place to paint!” a little girl in the line said to the little boy.
Embarrassed, the little boy dropped his head. His grandmother knelt down next to him. “I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always wanted freckles,” she said, while tracking her finger across
the child’s cheek. “Freckles are beautiful.”
The little boy looked up, “Really?”
“Of Course,” said the grandmother. “Why just name one thing that’s prettier than freckles.”
The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma’s face, and softly whispered, “Wrinkles.”
One of the unwritten codes for white teachers teaching in public schools has been that when it comes time to discipline a black student, the task should be left to another black teacher or administrator. This is to avoid the possibility that the student might mistake the discipline for just another display of the Eurocentric-White-Power-That-Rules-the-World-and-Keeps-All-People-of-Color-Enslaved-Hegemony.
Sometimes, however, a white teacher needs to make requests in the classroom, like telling a poor, disadvantaged student to turn off the blaring music on his iPod. There are classes and workshops for teachers on how to do this “sensitively.”
Read the rest here.
I’m going to call bullsh*t! Cultural sensitivity? One more excuse for kids to attack teachers, and get away with it. Naturally Sharpton and his ilk didn’t show up to defend these teachers after they were brutally attacked. They’re WHITE! If a white student had attacked a black teacher, he would have been all over the national news shouting from the rooftops just how horrible it is for a black teacher to be so mistreated by the white culture. What a roaring hypocrite! And extremely typical!
In the five years since the FBI and ATF were merged under the Justice Department to coordinate the fight against terrorism, the rival law enforcement agencies have fought each other for control, wasting time and money and causing duplication of effort, according to law enforcement sources and internal documents.
And just guess who their childish egotistical squabbles are costing! It’s not just about money though, their antics could cost lives…..American lives! Either put them in separate corners, and stick them in a room together until they can agree to get along, like the big kids.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora has said his country would not fall to Hezbollah after four days of street battles in the capital left 24 dead.
In his first response to Hezbollah’s de facto takeover of West Beirut, Mr Siniora said his government would never declare war against the Shia group.
Uh….why not? They evidently have declared war on you.
Myanmar’s military regime distributed international aid Saturday but plastered the boxes with names of top generals in an apparent effort to turn the relief effort for last week’s devastating cyclone into a propaganda exercise.
The United Nations sent in three more planes and several trucks loaded with aid even though the junta took over its first two shipments. The government agreed to let a U.S. cargo plane bring in supplies on Monday, but foreign disaster experts were still being barred entry.
I don’t suppose it’s possible to do actual drops to the people who need the food, instead of going through what passes for a government, would it? Just wondering. (side note: I’m disappointed that US news agencies haven’t followed the Brits in calling the place Burma)
“We’re not sure it has completely stopped. We’re confident it has slowed down,” said Tom Branch, coordinator of the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management. “We feel a whole lot better today.”
A day earlier, Branch, other officials and residents had watched as large chunks of earth, as well as the oil field equipment, trees and vehicles that sat on them tumbled into the crater. The mixture of oil and mud at the bottom of the sinkhole made it look like a tar pit.
I wonder how archaeologists will see this a thousand years in the future (assuming there will still be archaeologists).
Justice and Equality Movement has denied planning to carry out sabotage operations in the Sudanese capital, the rebel group also said yesterday clashes with Sudanese army in the border area were with JEM troops.
The armed forces and security services warn since two days that JEM rebels plotting to conduct sabotage attempt and a publicity stunt through infiltrating the capital and other towns.
Uh….do ya really think they’d say, “Oh yes, we have big plans!”?
The Bush Administration promises to veto the farm bill, saying a bill bloated with billions in subsidies doesn’t sell well with Americans struggling to pay for food and fuel.
Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer Friday said “the wasteful and irresponsible spending” in the $286 billion bill the Senate and House crafted “will erode support among the American people for farmers and ranchers.”
Oh, ya got that right Skippy! What it should be doing is exposing this Dhimmi controlled Congress and Senate for what they really are, totally ineffective, and completely inefficient. It’s a real shame Bush didn’t wield that veto pen more often when the Pubbies’ spending was so out of control.
Paris turns the banks of the Seine into a palm tree-studded, sandy-beach hangout in the summertime, and Bogota, Colombia, bans cars from its busy thoroughfares once a week and gives free aerobics classes in the streets.
So why can’t a think-outside-the-box city like San Francisco occasionally close its main drag and offer tai chi sessions along the waterfront and let people jog wherever they please?
It’s a shame that such a beautiful city has turned into “moonbat central”, under the guidance of Newsom.
As to the atrocity of the Zionist regime in the region, Ahani said Israel, enjoying hundreds of nuclear warheads, is a big threat to the global peace.
Israel has rejected all international accords on disarmament and has not fulfilled its international commitments, he said, adding that Tel Aviv regime has also refused to honor all the UN Security Council resolutions.
Seems to me that it isn’t Israel that is threatening anyone’s annihilation. Only “hundreds of nuclear warheads”? Not enough!
Former state Democratic Party Chairman Bob Tuke said Friday that he wants military leaders to begin planning a withdrawal from Iraq and that his potential fall electoral foe, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, is too closely tied to President Bush.
Oh yes, let’s just pull right out, and watch the chaos begin, so we can go right back in and spend billions more, with a guarantee of many more American lives being lost. (Is it a requirement of the Dhimmi Party, at all levels, to be totally lacking in common sense?)
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.