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Archive for 14 May 2008
Democrat Barack Obama has won the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America, a leading abortion rights advocacy organization that has supported rival Hillary Rodham Clinton throughout her political career.
The organization was set to announce the endorsement of its political action committee on Wednesday.
“Pro-choice Americans have been fortunate to have two strong pro-choice candidates in Senator Obama and Senator Clinton, both of whom have inspired millions of new voters to participate in this historic presidential race,” NARAL president Nancy Keenan said in a statement. “Today, we are proud to put our organization’s grass-roots and political support behind the pro-choice candidate whom we believe will secure the Democratic nomination and advance to the general election. That candidate is Senator Obama.”
Gosh! What a shock! I just don’t know what to say! (insert MASSIVE sarcasm here)
It’s not much of a stretch to believe the baby murderers will endorse someone who attends such a church…..a church that preaches hatred.
Ooops! Forgot to include the other biggie endorsement.
White House hopeful Barack Obama won perhaps the most coveted endorsement left in the Democratic Primary: former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards.
Though he dropped out of the race months ago, Edwards remains so popular he got seven percent of the vote in West Virginia Tuesday.
Honestly, I do not understand why so many people are drinking the Kool Aid!
A jury in Tipton County has convicted Alejandro Gauna of first degree murder in the death of Tennessee State Trooper Calvin Jenks.
Gauna was also convicted of possession of marijuana.
Gauna’s co-defendant, Orlando Garcia, was found guilty for his role in the murder last year.
I’m rooting for the death penalty!
Sometimes, you come across a post that just absolutely amazes. This is just such a post!
Legacy. Governors and Presidents worry, “What will my legacy be?”. It’s a fancy-shmancy way of asking, “What exactly will they say I DID for 8 years?”
Tennessee’s Governor, Phil Bredesen, is no different. Not up for election, and a Lame Duck, it appears he’s started thinking about his. Just before Christmas Bredesen found a building project he liked, and, likely caught up in the Christmas story’s drama, found a legacy in that season’s account of the life and death of Christ. With so many characters to choose from, you’d think the Governor would have picked someone inspirational. You’d be wrong. Instead of forging a legacy from role models such as Joseph or the wise men or even Mary; in short, instead of choosing a hero, he opted for a villain. There were three to choose from but I can’t decide which he was shooting for. So I’ll outline the options and let you all decide which role Governor Bredesen is playing. Feel free to leave your choices in ‘Comments’.
Read the whole thing here. Seriously, read it.
Got this in an email from brother in law, Tom. Checked it out on Snopes and it’s true. The Japanese are creating square watermelons. Sure would make it a lot easier to stash ‘em till your ready to munch down. What a hoot.
Sporting a shiny new American flag pin at an appearance in Rush Limbaugh’s hometown, Sen. Barack Obama came up with some novel reasons why the U.S. may be struggling in the war in Afghanistan.
“We don’t have enough capacity right now to deal with it — and it’s not just the troops,” Obama, D-Ill., told a crowd in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Obama posited — incorrectly — that Arabic translators deployed in Iraq are needed in Afghanistan — forgetting, momentarily, that Afghans don’t speak Arabic.
“We only have a certain number of them and if they are all in Iraq, then its harder for us to use them in Afghanistan,” Obama said.
Ok, all I had to do was ‘Google’ Afghanistan, to get some specifics on the country. Are the B’s slobbering acolytess incapable of finding out this information? And besides, since he’s such a “good friend” to the bad guys, shouldn’t he already know these things?
No sooner did Obama realize his mistake — and correct himself — but he immediately made another.
“We need agricultural specialists in Afghanistan, people who can help them develop other crops than heroin poppies, because the drug trade in Afghanistan is what is driving and financing these terrorist networks. So we need agricultural specialists,” he said.
So far, so good.
“But if we are sending them to Baghdad, they’re not in Afghanistan,” Obama said.
Hmmm…..maybe I should have B talk to Jr. Even SHE knows they grow poppies in Afghanistan, and NOT Iraq.
Y’know, I realize he’s probably tired, and all that, but seriously, wouldn’t the job of President of the United States be even MORE tiring? I’m no big John McFeingold fan, but at least he’s trying to keep the facts straight. Oh, except for that “global warming” BS. *shaking head in dismay*
Oh, and that flag? I ain’t buying into it!
Well, I guess it’s funny if you’re not a raving leftist moonbat. Oh, wait a minute….that’s rather redundant, isn’t it. Sorry.
The last few days I’ve been kind of busy in the afternoon and evening. Why? Well, when you are trying to get ready to take a road trip, things tend to get a tad hectic. Back in the day, where there wasn’t a teenager in the house, it was a whole lot easier. We threw things in our suitcases, made sure I had all the computer crap I would need, and off we’d go! Not so these days. Why do teenagers insist on wearing things that were bought specifically for a trip, BEFORE you go on said trip? So, laundry has been a major issue. Is it really so impossible for them to wear something more than a couple of hours, and THEN put it in the laundry basket, instead of on the floor, under the bed, or shoved in the closet? sigh… I’m getting too old and crotchety for this!
So, where are we going you ask? Well, I’ll tell ya!
My intent is that we’ll leave the house about 10 for a 5 or 6 hour drive. I said it was my ‘intent’! Doesn’t mean it will actually happen that way. Jr and I are notorious for taking longer in the morning than the Mr. But, on the rare occasion, we’ve managed to get out the door in the general time vicinity. Ok, maybe an hour later, but hey, we’re female, right?
I’ve registered as a blogger (see dodad on the side), but since this is a new thing to me, I have NO idea what’s involved. So, if I’m able, I’ll do a little live blogging. If not, I’ll do my best to give a full report when I can.
What the heck is it? Why do I need it? And now that I’ve joined, what do I do with it?
The Mr, Jr and I heard a seriously LOUD bird call this morning. I was sitting here, where I normally do in the morning, drinking my coffee, minding my own business. Jr and the Mr were in the office, doing what they do. It was a “Holy crap! What the hell was that?” moment.
We all go flying out the front door, looking around. Then I happened to look up. What do I see? Well, that stupid male with long feathers! I wasn’t fast enough to get a shot (camera) of him, and we decided it wouldn’t be a good idea to shoot him up there. If the Mr misses, we have holes in our roof, OR, someone on the road behind us gets hurt. NEITHER of which is a good idea!
Wouldn’t you think that if your mate was worm food, you’d try to avoid the place that made her such? Not this stupid bird!
Wonder what happened to his other girlfriend? Hmmmm……
But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said the overwhelming support for the measure demonstrates that Democrats “led the charge against one of the root causes of skyrocketing oil and gas prices.”
“Instead of hiding barrels of oil in the nearly full Strategic Petroleum Reserve, we want to put them on the market to increase supply and lower prices,” Mr. Reid said. “It is a good first step, but with oil and gas prices continuing to break record highs every day, much more needs to be done.”
So, let me get this straight….instead of making sure the Reserve is full, and a refusal of the Dhimmis to drill within our shores, they pander to the whiners about the price of gas, instead of actually FIXING the problem they created to begin with? I’m very confused.
Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said Wednesday that a Palestinian state will be established on all of the land of Palestine and not only on parts of it, and that it will include “Jaffa, Lod and Haifa.”
Zahar also reiterated Hamas’ unwillingness to recognize the State of Israel and said that the group “will continue to persecute the Zionists wherever they are, after we prove that the Zionist army can be defeated – contrary to what was believed in the past, that it is impossible to beat the Zionists.”
Ok, so what on earth makes the weasels, like Cahtah, think there will ever be a peace? Lack of violence is not peace, by the way. Personally, I’d pound the crap out of them until they released Shalit, and anyone else the Pallies have ‘kidnapped’, in excellent condition.
An eastern Tennessee judge will not hear criminal cases while judicial misconduct charges against him are resolved.
The charges follow a state investigation into the relationship between Cocke County General Sessions Court Judge John A. Bell and East Tennessee Probation Inc.
I’d like to know why he’s hearing ANY cases while under investigation. But, that’s just me.
Hillary Clinton met her own expectations with a landslide win in West Virginia, adding to her delegate total and giving her the right to continue on in the final contests of the battle for the Democratic nomination.
But, as she returns to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, she also finds herself with renewed commitment to fight on against Barack Obama with a campaign that already is $20 million in debt. And she will have to shout to be heard over the increasing din that is focusing on the likely fight between Obama and Republican contender John McCain.
Y’know, she is more and more impressive. Not what she says she’ll do and all that, I won’t vote for her anyway. It’s that she’s fighting against insurmountable odds, and keeps right on going. Yep, the respect level has gone up. Still wouldn’t vote for her though, and it’s the politics, not the gender, in this case.
The official Xinhua News Agency quoted government officials as saying rescuers who hiked today into the city of Yingxiu in Wenchuan county — the epicenter of Monday’s magnitude 7.9 quake — found it “much worse than expected.” The official death toll rose today to 14,866, Xinhua said, but it was not immediately clear if that number included the 7,700 //reported dead in Yingxiu. In Sichuan province alone, another 25,788 people were buried and 14,051 missing, provincial vice governor Li Chengyun said, according to Xinhua.
Heaven help them! My prayers are with the families and the rescue workers.
For the first time, it appears that more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic health problems, a study shows.
The most widely used drugs are those to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol – problems often linked to heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
A little pill will fix everything. Pfft! We’ve all become a bunch of ‘junkies’! And I’m one of ‘em! sigh….
Boston’s City Council is poised to call on state lawmakers today to pass a special law mandating that all candidates’ names be translated into Chinese for upcoming elections in the city, setting up a fresh confrontation with Secretary of State William F. Galvin.
Chinese?????????? I’ll repeat it again: If you are going to live here, function here as a citizen, and vote….LEARN THE FREAKIN’ LANGUAGE! And the language is ENGLISH!
A tugboat struck and ruptured a pipeline near the Tesoro refinery in Martinez early today, spilling as much as 1,500 gallons of gasoline into the water, the Coast Guard said.
The incident happened at 12:20 a.m. when the tugboat Independence struck three pipelines at the Avon wharf at Tesoro’s Golden Eagle refinery on the southern shore of the Carquinez Strait, said Petty Officer Kevin Neff.
Reckon the San Fran’s will have to ban tugboats now.
Burma’s military rulers have tightened access to areas hit by Cyclone Nargis, in spite of international pleas to allow foreign aid workers in.
A UN official in Rangoon says the military has erected more checkpoints to make sure foreigners cannot get to the worst-affected areas.
Thai leader Samak Sundaravej held talks with the junta, but failed to broker a deal on access for foreigners.
Meanwhile forecasters say another cyclone is forming off Burma’s coast.
I don’t suppose the Lord will target said ‘junta’ and wipe them out? Just wishful thinking.
Luke 18:16 – But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Welcome to the world, little baby Reagan Dailene Stephenson. She was born on May 12, 2008. She weighed 8 lbs and 4 ounces. She is 21 inches long. She opens her eyes a lot for a newborn. She was born at 3 p.m. So far she is very calm, and not fussy at all. I’ll do my best to raise her as a conservative.
Ain’t she a cutie? Uh huh! But just you wait till she becomes a teenager………… I would suggest bars on the windows, a muzzle, and a very large shotgun!
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.