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Out Of Touch

30 June 2008, 11:27 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Critters.

Ya might have noticed blogging has been quite light of late. Well, when you have issues with the motel WiFi, it makes it kind of tough to express an opinion that doesn’t include numerous four lettered words due to the aggravation involved. I spoke to a nice young fella a short while ago when I had to go get more coffee for the morning (they didn’t clean my room today :? ). At this present moment in time, it looks like he might have resolved the problem.

Also, visiting family has taken up a lot of my time, obviously. I drove 700 miles to see the new baby fer cryin’ out loud. Can you believe I have not once turned on the TV in my motel room? Yep, I’ve definitely been out of touch. Heh. Since doing a brief perusal of news online, I can tell I haven’t missed a whole lot. S.S.D.D.

I can tell you, watching my scrawny older sister trying to put flea and tick stuff on her 12 dogs is a WHOLE lot more entertaining that any TV show ever made.

One particular canine was having none of that stuff. I do believe he was having a high ol’ time making her follow him back and forth between the tree and my niece’s car. Then there were the goats that needed to be fed and watered, not to mention the four donkeys bellowing for their chow. The cows were fairly quiet though. Yes, my sister definitely runs a zoo. Fred, the pot bellied pig just kind of lays around, so there’s not much action there. Now, the cats….well, I lost count at around 10…or I might have counted a couple of them twice. Then again, I might have missed a few too.  I do know there is only one lop eared rabbit though. Hmmm…. I think I need some of that flea stuff! sigh….

Evidently, there is quite a ruckus going on around here concerning the Trans-Texas Corridor. From what little I heard, it’s not a good thing for the folks who live out in the boonies where my sister and her kids and grandkids live. From what my brother in law was telling me, they’d have to drive 40 miles around to get to the town that is only 8 miles from them. Somehow, this just does not make a damn bit of sense. Looking at the website, it seems this is part of that plan to open up our roads to Mexico. I might be wrong. I’m tired, and haven’t fully delved into the info.

Driving back to Hunstville tonight, I realized it must be skunk season. Honestly, I think there was a dead skunk every half mile! Needless to say, the aroma was quite extreme for quite a while.

Love Those Marines!

30 June 2008, 12:10 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Yeah, it’s old, but who cares. :)

THE PATRIOT MICRO CHIP is intended to be implanted in terrorists.

The implant is specifically designed to be installed in the forehead.
When properly installed it will allow the implantee to speak to God.

It comes in various sizes:

The Implantee may or may not be allowed to choose the size.
The implant may or may not be painless.
Some bleeding and or swelling may occur at the injection site.

Please enjoy the security we provide for you.

Best regards,

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

SEMPER FI

Courtesy of Ken the cop, retired Marine!

Obamarama

30 June 2008, 11:33 am. Comments Off. Filed under Cartoon.

Morning Coffee 06/30/08 – Aggrevation Edition

30 June 2008, 11:07 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

U.N.: U.S. aid ship arrives in N. Korea

A U.S. ship carrying thousands of tons of food arrived in North Korea after the impoverished nation agreed to open up to greatly expanded international aid, the U.N. food agency said Monday.

The World Food Program said the freighter arrived Sunday carrying 37,000 tons of wheat, the first installment of 500,000 tons in assistance promised by Washington.

Foreign welfare, that, of course, is paid for by the American taxpayer. I have this image in my head: I go out, buy all the latest “toys”, and expect YOU to feed my children. What is wrong with this picture?

Zahar: Hamas can exploit Kuntar deal

Hamas on Monday said it was emboldened by Israel’s decision to trade Hizbullah terrorist Samir Kuntar for Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.

Gaza strongman Mahmoud Zahar, speaking to the independent Al-Quds radio station, said Hamas would take advantage of this decision “to release people Israel accused of having blood on their hands like Samir Kuntar. We have to take advantage of this to release our prisoners.”

This was a really stupid idea! If you appease one bunch of murderous thugs, the other murderous thugs are going to expect the same. There will be more death because of this, and Israel’s sons and daughters will pay the price.

U.S. forces to hand over hard-won Anbar Province

This is a city literally rising from the ashes. While reminders of two major US assaults here in April and November 2004 are inescapable, signs of rebirth are plenty. Men in jumpsuits busily work on construction sites, sewers are being installed, and a hospital is nearly completed.

I guess this is one of those “failures” Runnin’ Reed and the Moon Queen are always talking about, right?

Auction Ends for Australian Man’s Life, Disappointed With Final Price

A man who auctioned his life — his house, his car, his job, even his friends — on eBay said Monday he is disappointed with the selling price: almost $384,000.

Ian Usher, a British immigrant to Australia, put everything he owned as well as introductions to his friends on the online auction site after a painful breakup with his wife prompted him to want a fresh start.

Bidding closed Sunday and reached nearly $384,000 — an amount Usher said his house in the western city of Perth was worth on its own.

The lesson here? Nobody thinks our “lives” are worth as much as we do.

River cresting below flood stage at St. Louis

The National Weather Service says the swollen Mississippi River is about to crest at just under nine feet below flood stage at St. Louis.

The river’s high water has closed only the President Casino and a handful of other businesses along the city’s riverfront.

Upriver from St. Louis, the river is slowly receding in hard-hit towns like Winfield and Foley, Mo., but it will be some time before residents can assess the damage.

Finally, some positive news. It will take time, but perseverance will pull them through.

Court Rules Against Canadian’s Torture Suit

A federal appellate court has ruled that a Canadian man who claims American officials sent him to Syria to be tortured cannot sue this country.

The man, Maher Arar, a native of Syria, was on an American terror watch list because Canadian law enforcement officials had told their American counterparts that they believed Mr. Arar had ties to Al Qaeda, according to a report by a Canadian commission that investigated Mr. Arar’s case.

American immigration officials detained Mr. Arar at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2002. Mr. Arar was then forcibly transported to Syria where he says that he was held in a small cell and beaten repeatedly. Syria released him in 2003. The Canadian commission subsequently found that Mr. Arar poses no security threat. Canada has paid him close to $11 million in compensation.

I think the court was right. If the man has issues, it’s between him, Canada and Syria. Has he filed a suit against Syria?

Ford trial in Nashville delayed again

Jury selection in former state senator John Ford’s federal court trial in Nashville was delayed again today — for at least a day — as Ford’s defense attorney was hospitalized over the weekend with an inflamed finger.

Asst. Federal Public Defender Isaiah Gant was admitted to the hospital and underwent surgery on Sunday after his finger ailment did not respond to antibiotics, attorneys assembled this morning for the start of jury selection said.

Y’know, when I first read that headline, without even reading any of the content of the story, my immediate thought was “What is it this time? Does he have a hangnail?” Guess I was pretty close, eh?

‘Iran Preparing Graves for Its Enemies’

The Mehr news agency quoted Gen. Mir-Faisal Bagherzadeh as saying the graves would be dug in Iran’s border provinces, to provide for the burial of enemies in line with the Geneva Conventions.

“The burial of slain soldiers will be carried out decently and in little time,” said Bagherzadeh, a senior officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who heads a propaganda body called the Sacred Defense Foundation.

“We do not wish the families of enemy soldiers to experience what Americans had to go through in the aftermath of the Vietnam War,” he added, apparently referring to the ordeal faced by families of MIAs during and after that conflict.

How very nice of them. Perhaps they’d like to prepare a few million sites for the Iranians who will perish as well? And while their at it, let those who have already died at their hands know where their loved ones are buried? I hear there are a few folks who have never been heard from again after the Iranians honchos got through with them.

Kenya urges AU to suspend Mugabe

Kenyan PM Raila Odinga has urged the African Union to suspend Robert Mugabe from the bloc until he allows free and fair elections in Zimbabwe.

The call came as the Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said the country faced a constitutional crisis.

The Zimbabwe crisis has overshadowed the African Union summit in Egypt.

Correspondents say the AU’s response to the Zimbabwe crisis will be a major test of the bloc’s effectiveness.

Is the AU any more effective than the EU, or the UN at protecting the innocent and promoting freedoms? I doubt it, considering the recent atrocities they’ve witnessed, and done nothing.

UK statesmen call for world free of nuclear weapons

Four former British foreign and defence secretaries Monday put aside their party differences to issue an appeal to the world’s nuclear powers to reduce their arsenals in the hope of dissuading other countries from pursuing nuclear ambitions.

The word “naive” comes to mind.

Da Bebe!

30 June 2008, 9:22 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Life.

Ain’t he cute!  And the brilliant great aunt forgot to take her camera.  sigh…  I guess it’s a good thing that phones have that little feature these days.

I would have posted this last night, but of course, I had no internet connection.

Verse of the Day

30 June 2008, 9:14 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith.

Proverbs 11:27

27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

Blogs 4 Borders 06/30/08

30 June 2008, 9:12 am. Comments Off. Filed under Borders, Crime, Economy, Illegals.

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Sunday Afternoon – Waiting To Dry Out – Food For Thought

29 June 2008, 3:02 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

TexasFred for President: A Grass Roots Movement – Texas Fred’s

Please Watch This…….. – silent E speaks

MSM content is mostly bunk and the form is under par. – Colonel Neville

The Aldermanic Privilege debate – Badger Blogger

An informed citizen fights back – Jihad Watch

Keeping the gun issue alive? – Wisdom is Vindicated

Mold Follows Flood- What Can You Do? – The Happy Circumstance

My Friend And Movie Star Runs For Senate – Blue Collar Republican

English Democrats Harassed by Police for Flying the Flag – The Brussels Journal

Obama Was Against Guns Before He was For Them… – Dragon Lady’s Den

Park Service refuses to say who broke the circle – Faultline USA

Milblogger Taken Offline for Telling Truth Without Asking Permission First – Paterico’s Pontifications

Tony Perkins Asks Barack Obama: When Does Life Begin? – Real Debate Wisconsin

San Francisco sneakily applies slow poison to JROTC – Bookworm Room

Sports Quote Of The Day… – Ick’s Corner

Bubba-licious Addresses The Nation – Support Your Local Gunfighter

Iran threatens oil in the Straits of Hormuz – This ain’t Hell

The most reliable PalArabs are the most bloodthirsty – Elder of Ziyon

Conejitos : Spanish for “Practical Joke”? – The Daily Scoff

Every Murderer a Hero – The Cult of Jihad – Sultan Knish

Know the enemy part 3 – Ban the Ban

Right Videos: Dr. No-bama; Bias Reporter – Ft. Hard Knox

Media Hysterics Post Heller - Snowflakes in Hell

Mexico frees killer of U.S. Border Patrolman – Lone Star Diary

The Morning Scramble – 6/29/2008 - No Runny Eggs

The Axis Of Idiots……… – ChristmasGhost

Reflections on Dickie Scruggs’ Sentencing – Y’all Politics

McCain’s Pick – Lance Burri

The Second Amendment Is Under Attack! – Mad Irish Man’s Conservative Consortium

Caution: Clown congress at work – Michelle Malkin

British Warn of Ambulance Bombs – The Jawa Report

TN Democrat, Jim Cooper, Alleged to be Under FBI Investigation – Blue Collar Muse

Reality

29 June 2008, 10:10 am. 1 Comment. Filed under Cartoon, Congress, Economy, Feckless Weasels.

We’ve heard just how great ethanol is for the last few years. Reality has been setting in recently. The price of food has sky rocketed. When you use food to put fuel in your vehicle, common sense SHOULD have told those pushing for all those “mandates”, there would be some serious consequences. Naturally, the corn farmer thought, “Wow, I’m gonna make a boat load of money”. All well and good, except at what price in the long run? When there isn’t enough food to feed those who are truly starving, I’d say there was a big problem.

The fact that stupidity is causing children to cry themselves to sleep with hunger, ethanol in the gas tanks suck! It’s not efficient. When you get 40 to 50 miles LESS per tank, there is no efficiency involved.

Can we PLEASE knock off the idiocy, get back to reality and start looking for REAL alternatives? While drilling in our own “back yard” is not going to solve the problems in the long run, it’ll sure put a damper on the “speculators”. While we should have been thinking towards the future of our nations energy and security, people in D.C. have been playing politics. Using their positions of power, and the desire to keep said positions, they have allowed this country to be so dependent on foreign sources, not just for energy, but for nearly everything we use in our daily lives. Enough already! It’s time to wake up, and start dealing with the issues right here at home!

An Interesting Read About The EU

29 June 2008, 9:51 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

How EU Leaders Are Trying to Rescue the Lisbon Treaty

Last week’s summit in Brussels failed to resolve the EU crisis caused by the Irish “no” to the Lisbon Treaty. But Europe’s politicians are determined to avoid asking the people their opinion. And they are right to do so.

This must be the biggest collection of scoundrels in the world. There are 27 of them. No, more: It’s not just the heads of state and government who are here, but also the foreign ministers. Sitting there at their enormous table, they seem to be chatting amiably, but it’s far less innocent than that. They’re plotting something, once again, searching for a way to put one over — and a really big one, this time — on the people they represent. They’ve been working on it for a long time, picking up where their predecessors left off. Again and again, they trick their populations into accepting the European Union.

It’s been going on for 50 years: politicians making policy against the people. The only time anyone ever notices is when the people — one people, in this case — are asked for their opinion. It happened in Ireland recently, when the Irish made it clear that they refuse to accept the politics of scoundrels. They voted against the Lisbon Treaty (more…), and in doing so they plunged the EU into yet another of its many crises.

It was the big topic at the meeting of the European Council (more…) last Thursday and Friday, when the heads of state and government got together, hoping to devise a way out of their current impasse, a way that would enable them to continue making policy against the people without the people noticing what they are up to.

What they were in fact discussing was a handful of tricks, tricks involving lawyers, tricks that would enable them to palm the Lisbon Treaty off on the Irish after all.

Of course, they would never admit it. It sounds awful, and it certainly doesn’t sound democratic. But what if these smooth-operating politicians, and not the general public with their supposed wisdom, were right after all?

For now, it looks as though Brussels has no choice but to agree with the Irish. It is 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, and the current president of the European Council, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, and his State Secretary for European Affairs Janez Lenarcic, are waiting to meet with their colleagues. They wait and wait, but no one shows up. After a while, the prime minister and his state secretary begin fidgeting awkwardly. Aren’t Europe’s politicians interested in Europe’s future any more, they wonder?

One man, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, eventually appears, and soon the rest trickle in, one by one. It takes a full hour before this contingent of European politicians has managed to shake hands. By the time they have all flooded into the conference room, the scene resembles a “Where’s Waldo?” of European politics, a bustling, confusing mass of politicians and their aides.

The doors close. Everyone knows that what is about to happen — supposedly a “debate” — is nothing but a series of casual two-and-a-half-minute speeches at the microphone. Everyone has to step up and put forward the position of his or her respective country.

And this is something we are supposed to applaud? Something we should trust and support?

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Obamarama

29 June 2008, 9:39 am. 3 Comments. Filed under 2008, Cartoon.

Heh

29 June 2008, 9:28 am. Comments Off. Filed under 2nd Amendment, Cartoon.

Morning Coffee 06/29/08

29 June 2008, 9:26 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

McCain veers from record to woo Hispanics

Sen. John McCain told a Hispanic group Saturday that passing an immigration bill to legalize illegal immigrants is “my top priority, yesterday, today and tomorrow,” but mischaracterized his own voting record on the issue and continued to distance himself from provisions in his own bill.

Ok, so who is McFeingold lying to? Cuz if I’m not mistaken, he said he was against amnesty…that he got the message. I’m wondering whose message he is referring to, the one that had nonstop phone calls and letters to Congress AGAINST amnesty, or the one from Mexico? Methinks McFeingold just seriously lost this election. However, I am hoping he will remove he head from his hinder, and start seriously paying attention to the MAJORITY of the American voters.

‘God gap’ challenges Democrats

When it comes to the religion vote, Democrats have been walloped in the last two presidential campaigns. But the Obama campaign, with advisers like Casey, hope to narrow the “God gap” in 2008 by talking about both family values and social justice issues like poverty.

They face a big challenge.

Challenge is an understatement. These are the same people who think the Constitution is like some poem written by some coke head….open for interpretation, and changed at will from the original intent. Seems they also think the Bible can manipulated to their way of thinking.

Labour mired in sleaze claims as Scots leader quits and MPs are accused of homes tax-dodge

Labour sleaze came back to haunt Gordon Brown today as the Prime Minister suffered a triple blow to his hopes of political survival.

The Government faced the nightmare prospect of another by-election humiliation as it
was rocked by three damaging new setbacks:

• The resignation of Scottish Labour Party leader Wendy Alexander, sister of Mr Brown’s Cabinet ally Douglas Alexander, for failing to declare donations to her leadership campaign.

• The resignation of Glasgow East Labour MP David Marshall – triggering the potentially embarrassing by-election – amid allegations that he wrongly used his Commons expenses to pay members of his family.

• Claims by a Labour politician that more than 100 MPs are using their Commons second-home allowance to dodge capital gains tax.

Gotta say one thing for the Brits….at least they have the decency to resign when they’re caught in a scandal. Wish I could say the same for some of the slime balls we have in D.C.

Fla. vandals tag 60 cars with anti-Obama messages

The cars were parked across from city hall late Saturday night. Investigators say the culprits tagged notes such as “Obama smokes crack” and a racial epithet. They even left business cards on each vehicle.

Mike Lowe, a videographer working for The Associated Press, first told police about the damage. He saw three cars with anti-Obama messages, while the others were just heavily painted.

The business cards disparage both Obama and Sen. John McCain but have messages of support for Sen. Hillary Clinton.

This kind of crap is just plain ignorant. Those responsible should not only see some jail time, but pay serious restitution. Such destructive actions demeans us all.

Israeli Cabinet Approves Hezbollah Prisoner Deal

The Israeli Cabinet overwhelmingly agreed Sunday to a deal with Hezbollah to swap a notorious Lebanese prisoner for the bodies of two captured soldiers, the prime minister’s spokesman said.
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Kantar is serving multiple life terms in the infiltration attack on a northern Israeli town. Witnesses said Kantar — then 16 — shot Danny Haran in front of his 4-year-old daughter, then smashed her skull against a rock with his rifle butt, killing her, too.

I don’t mean to be disrespectful of the families, but do you really want a piece of garbage like this to be free to murder another little girl? If the young men are dead, they are dead, and nothing can bring them back. Preventing future slaughter of innocence, IMHO, is a whole lot more important.

Pakistan claims control of warlord’s former stronghold

Pakistani authorities declared today that they had re-established control in a district that a local warlord had used as a staging ground for forays into the largest city in Pakistan’s volatile northwest.

Commanders said paramilitary troops encountered no resistance as they fanned out in the Bara district of the Khyber tribal agency, the former stronghold of a local militant commander called Manghal Bagh.

Bagh’s supporters, however, said his fighters had left voluntarily and could return whenever they wished.

I wouldn’t call it a victory if the bad guys had already pulled out. Keeping them out will be another battle to be fought.

Report: U.S. Escalating Covert Operations Against Iran

Late last year, Congressional leaders agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, The New Yorker magazine reported.

An article published online Sunday by the magazine cites current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources and said the operations were described in a highly classified Presidential Finding signed by Bush and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership.

Is it too much to ask for “covert” operations to remain covert? I mean seriously! Whoever is yapping to the lefty publications needs to be duct taped! They might as well go on over and have a chat with the subject of “covert” operations. Go ahead, tell ‘em what the gubmint has in mind. Weasels!

Can Memphis schools be fixed?

There have been the scandals involving the school nutrition center, with a revelation that 240 tons of food were wasted, sparking an audit that found more than $4 million in wasteful spending and violations of state and federal bidding laws. It has led to further investigations that may end in indictments.

Other problems on the operations side, including issues with transportation contracts, have also drawn investigative scrutiny. Disciplinary issues including fights, shootings and embarrassing student behavior have become staples of TV news broadcasts, some of them attracting national attention.

On the academic side, there are many statistics school administrators believe validate their work — the vastly improved graduation rates, the studies showing test scores improving faster than any system in Tennessee — but the raw, bottom-line numbers show the enormous challenge faced by the new superintendent.

According to Partners in Public Education’s 2006-07 community report card to parents, 103 city schools are not achieving state benchmarks and 17 schools have not achieved them at all for six straight years. Memphis received a D+ on its three-year average TCAP Academic Achievement Grades for grades 3-8.

If Cash has some ideas, he better hurry up and get to work! When your schools are the focus of national attention, and not in a positive way, I’d say there are some serious problems! The lack of discipline in the district has made it evident that the inmates are running to zoo!

Iraqi Kurdish leaders unhappy with UN report on future of Kirkuk

Iraqi Kurdish leaders voiced dissatisfaction and concern over a new report by an U.N. official who has called for a phased solution to the Kirkuk issue where Kurds, Turkmen and Arabs are to run the province through a power sharing arrangement.

I’m not real sure why the Useless Numnuts should have a say in the matter. I read the article and am no more enlightened than before I read it. Seems to me the Kurds have done a pretty good job of cleaning up the mess left by Saddam and his thugs. Why shouldn’t they continue in that role?

‘Who backed Israel-bashing conference?’

Representatives of Germany’s foreign and economics ministries are fumbling the hot potato of who, exactly, backed a conference in Berlin last week that became a mouthpiece for anti-Semitic Iranian propaganda and a call for Israel’s destruction.

Iran’s former deputy minister of foreign Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Javad Ardashir Larijani, told the Third Transatlantic Conference – whose stated purpose was to address “common solutions” in the Middle East – that “the Zionist project” should be “cancelled” and “has failed miserably and has only caused terrible damage to the region.”

Representatives from Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia also attended the conference and voiced brazen anti-Israeli statements.

“Zionist project”? Is the good Dr referring to Israel? A sovereign nation? It turns out the German taxpayer funded this little “conference”, much to the embarrassment of the German government. Now, what did they think was going to be going on at a conference attended by the leaders of extremely anti-Israeli countries?

Verse of the Day

29 June 2008, 8:07 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Faith.

Psalm 43

1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

No Saturday Afternoon Laundry?

28 June 2008, 10:43 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Blog Stuff.

Well, obviously.  Not only was I no where near my laundry room, I have issues with people who try to type and drive at the same time!  Kind of like those idjit who put on make up, or read the paper while driving.  I ain’t gonna do it.  Since it’s so late, and I’m tired, even though I’m not driving anymore, the weekend round up of opinions from around the blogosphere is just going to have to wait till tomorrow…..maybe.  :)

If you came around expecting to see what others were “talking” about, my apologies.  There’s a pillow calling my name, and resistance is futile!