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Archive for 29 May 2008
With a straight face Thursday morning, Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said he wrote his critical and unflattering book about the Bush administration, believing that it “might help move us beyond the destructive partisan warfare” in Washington.
“I believe it’s important to look back and reflect on my experience, and talk to people about what I learned and what we can learn from it — to hopefully change Washington for the better,” McClellan said Thursday morning in an exclusive interview with NBC’s “Today” show.
Well, isn’t that special. The weasel thought he could make D.C. all better all by his lonesome.
Pfft! I’d really like to know who actually WROTE this so called tell all book. And, he was a crappy press secretary too, with the personality of a fruit fly. I find it hard to believe he could actually put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) without someone else pulling the strings.
f you’ve been coming around here for a while, you’ll know that we moved from Wisconsin down to southern Middle Tennessee. I, for the most part, have loved it. About 8 months ago, you’ll also know that our granddaughter, Jr, came to live with us. As of 8 days, ago, she is no longer living with us, for reason I won’t go into here. She is now a ward of the state. Today, I had to show up at “Baby Court” for a hearing (which didn’t take place, by the way, but was rescheduled for other reasons I won’t get into either).
So, there I am, sitting in the courtroom, which, as courtrooms go, is fairly nice. The longer I sat there, the more I thought….
Any, and every, stereotypical southerner walked through that courtroom door!
Ya had your bleached platinum with an inch of black roots. There was the older woman with make applied with a trowel. A couple of younger ones who will probably need a chisel to remove theirs. There were the required HOT pink, too tight for your fat ass, britches; a medley of ripped t-shirts, ripped cut off jeans, and low and behold, I saw something I haven’t seen in a good 40 years! A man with a mini pompadour, duck-tail do and a pack of smokes rolled up in his left sleeve. You older folks will know what I’m talking about!
Being where we are, I decided a dress and heels would be a bit much, so I wore a new pair of jeans, with a casual top. Next to the judge, a couple of social workers and one lawyer, I was the best dressed person in the room!! Now, that’s pretty sad!
Update: Companion video.
WHY DID I JUST HAVE TO TURN MY BLOOMIN’ HEATER ON???? IT’S MAY, IN SOUTHERN TENNESSEE, FER THE LOVE OF PETE!
Last year as arctic sea ice melted to record levels, panic set in for many. But then, as the sea ice rebounded and froze again quickly in the 2007/2008 winter, making up for that record loss and reaching heights not seen for several years, many exclaimed that even though the ice areal extent had recovered, this new ice was “thin” and would likely melt again quickly. There were also many news stories about how the Northwest Passage was ice free for the first time “ever”. For example, Backpacker Magazine ran a story saying “The ice is so low that the photos clearly show a viable northwest passage sea route along the coasts of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska.”
Well, not in this picture!
H/T: Charlie Sykes
Are you thinking of visiting the Flight 93 crash site? If you plan your visit for the weekend of August 2nd, you can help stop the gigantic terrorist memorial mosque that will soon start rising from the ground there.
August 2nd is the next scheduled public meeting of the Memorial Project, where anyone can sign up to speak during the public comment period. Tom Burnett Sr. (whose son Tom Jr. broke into the cockpit of the hijacked airplane) announced last Friday that he and Alec Rawls will be traveling to Somerset for the August meeting. They will be rallying outdoors, speaking at the public meeting, and visiting the crash site.
Mr. Burnett is asking other concerned parties who can make it to please come. The crash site is a beautiful and meaningful place to visit in any case, and here is a chance to make your visit even more meaningful. It is an opportunity to in some small way follow the lead of the heroes of Flight 93 by helping to stop the re-hijacking of Flight 93.
Read the rest here.
I don’t know if we’ll be able to go to this march, but if we can’t, we will be with them in spirit. If Mancow needs some help with bail, let me know! I’ll be more than happy to contribute a few bucks to bail him out after he gets arrested!
All About Me
By Victor Davis Hanson
Here is how our baby-boom generation solves problems:
— Recently, George Bush went to Saudi Arabia to ask the ruling House of Saud to pump more oil. That request had about as much chance of success as the Democratic-led congressional effort to “sue” the Saudis in American courts for their selfish “price-gouging.”
The current debate about energy in the United States has devolved into doing the same old thing — consume, don’t produce and complain — while somehow expecting different results. Congress talks endlessly about the bright future of wind, solar and new fuels, while it stops us from getting through the messy present by utilizing abundant coal, shale and tar sands; nuclear power; and oil still untapped in Alaska and off our coasts.
Lawyers for the Democratic National Committee say a party rules panel acted within its authority in stripping Florida and Michigan of their delegates to the nominating convention and cannot fully restore the delegations according to the results of the states’ disputed primaries.
They both said they’d comply with their party’s rules, so I reckon she’s SOL.
A 12-year old girl took the witness stand Wednesday, and told a judge about how she was forced to help cut up her dead mother’s body with a circular saw.
James Hawkins appeared in court for a preliminary hearing. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the death of Charlene Gaither.
What kind of animal would make any child go through that kind of thing, after watching him murder her mother? I hope the SOB fries! And that she can overcome the nightmares!
The gasoline price record keeps getting broken with each passing day. AAA puts the national average for a gallon of regular at a record $3.95. It’s jumped 35 cents in the past month and is 76-cents-a-gallon higher than a year ago.
If you need premium, it’s also never been more expensive. The auto club says the national average for premium is $4.35. That’s an 84- cent-a-gallon jump over last year.
Oil prices fell back Thursday ahead of a report expected to show U.S. inventories of crude and petroleum products grew last week.
Wonder if it has anything to do with D.C. and those ‘reserves’?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will step in if necessary to make sure the presidential nomination fight between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama does not reach the Democratic National Convention – though she believes it could be resolved as early as next week.
What is it with that woman? When did she decide she could cure ALL the problems, all by her lonesome. I’d say that is one person who seriously needs to be knocked down a few pegs!
Gay rights advocates had reason to celebrate on both coasts Thursday, with New York set to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere and California preparing to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on June 17.
Hours after California issued a directive Wednesday authorizing that date, word came that New York Gov. David Paterson instructed state agencies — including those governing insurance and health care — to immediately change policies and regulations to recognize gay marriages.
Those who condone the sin, are guilty of the sin.
When U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ted Golec made it home safely this month from his second tour of duty in Iraq, he felt blessed just to be able to hug his wife, Emily, their daughter, Teddi, 15, and son, Nathan, 12.
Little did he know that while he was away, his friends and family had been quietly working to bring to life the years-old dream he abandoned shortly before shipping out.
Now how cool is that! I haven’t seen an MG in years! Didn’t know any were still around. Welcome home Sgt!
The Bush administration has been careful to refer to the force as “security guards” and not an army, though PA negotiators, led by former PA prime minister Ahmed Qureia, have demanded just that – a regular standing army.
Uh….excuse me, but why is the U.S. training folks who want to destroy our only REAL ally in the Middle East?????
“Notable progress” has been made in Iraq despite persistent problems, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday at an international summit to promote peace in the violence-wracked country.
“If we were asked to use just one word to describe the situation in Iraq today, I would choose the word ‘hope,’ ” Ban said at the Stockholm, Sweden, conference. “Iraq is stepping back from the abyss that we feared most.”
Well, gosh, now that the Useless Numnuts have said it, will the moonbats believe it?
The ads, sponsored by the Club for Growth, target climate-change legislation that is sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-Connecticut) and John Warner (R-Virginia). The proposed bill — labeled “America’s Climate Security Act” (S. 2191) — seeks a 71 percent reduction in greenhouse gas by 2050, and the goal would be met by imposing a cap and trade on CO2 emissions from power plants, transportation, and other various industrial sources.
Nachama Soloveichik, communications director for the Club for Growth, claims proponents of the bill are not telling the whole story. “What they don’t tell us is that this is really no different than just putting a tax on carbon emissions. It’s just not transparent so consumers and taxpayers can’t see it,” she explains.
Those yahoos in D.C., buying into the BS that albore has spoon fed his drooling groupies make me wish a tsunami would wash away the folks up there. Not literally, but… No doubt, this would be a good time for a REAL change in D.C. I reckon the Boracle can start claiming he invented the “global insanity” now.
The mother of a knife attack victim has rubbished a Home Office shock advert campaign to tackle the crime.
But Ann accuses the initiative that aims to prevent further such attacks of lacking weight.
“I don’t think it’ll do any good”, she said. “It’s a waste of money. They should go to the grassroots and do something in the community.
“Something gritty, like taking them into hospitals to see the effects first hand. Kids will just laugh at this.”
When I first read about it yesterday, it sure made me laugh. Personally, I don’t even that will make much of a difference. The Brits “No Knife” campaign is more than ridiculous. If they keep this up, they’ll have to take their food to the police station to have an officer cut it up for them. What’s next? No Forks?
Herenton, who was once recruited by New York and Atlanta to head their school districts, didn’t apply for the job, but is waiting to be asked.
“I am not a candidate but under certain conditions I would consider returning to the school system as superintendent,” he reiterated Wednesday.
“They brought in third-rate applicants and I am not pleased with the results,” he said. “No outsider can effectively accomplish this task with a sense of urgency and a commitment from key stakeholders in the city.”
The arrogance just never stops! I guess being mayor of the “murder capital” wasn’t enough for him, now he wants to screw up the schools even more than he did previously.
The latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities in the past and at the present, Iran’s mission to the United Nations said in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement added that the recent report presented by the IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei to the 35-member Board of Governors on May 26, admitted that Iran, as a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, remained committed to regulations of the NPT and other international treaties and had full cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog.
Uh…..really? Cuz, ya know, that’s not exactly what I heard.
7 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.