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Archive for 2 June 2008
Yep, that’s what I am. Brain dead. (Hush Brat…no one yanked yer chain!) The Mr and I got here in Tunica and for the life of me, I’m not sure why. It’s not like we expected to be “big winners”, but sometimes, a teaser now and then would help. You know, it wouldn’t be so bad if my mind was into it, but for some reason, I just can’t get all excited. Well, feeling like garbage for the last day and a half hasn’t helped.
We’re moving from this hotel to another one to spend one more night down here. Sounded like a good idea at the time. The biggest problem, the Mr says they don’t have internet access in the rooms. Oh peachy. Well, they do have it in the lobby, and the cafe. Yeah, like I want to lug this thing around a casino. So, if I vanish after tomorrow morning, you’ll know why. Who knows, maybe he’s wrong? It’s been known to happen, on the rare occasion.
Senator Edward M. Kennedy is undergoing surgery for his malignant brain tumor at Duke University this morning, his office announced today.
The surgery was to begin about 9 a.m. and was expected to last approximately six hours.
In a statement released shortly before 6:30 a.m., Kennedy said he would be operated on by Dr. Allan Friedman at the Duke University Medical Center and expects to recuperate there for about a week.
I don’t like the man. I don’t much care for his entire family, but my Christian beliefs teaches me I should pray for my “enemies”. So, I will.
A senior bishop in the Church of England has compared people who ignore climate change to Josef Fritzl, the Austrian who kept his daughter locked in a cellar for 24 years, repeatedly raping her and fathering seven of her children.
The Bishop of Stafford, the Right Rev. Gordon Mursell, made the comparison in a parish “pastoral” newsletter and said that people who fail to act to prevent global warming are “as guilty as” Fritzl and “destroying the future of our children,” the Times of London reported Monday.
The bishop denied Monday that he was accusing those who ignore climate change of being child abusers, but said Fritzl was “the most extreme form” of a common selfish streak in humankind.
What flavor of Kool Aid is this clown drinking? We aren’t ignoring climate change, we see it come and go…..every year. We don’t control the planet, we adapt to it. If we don’t, we die. For a bishop, of any church, to claim humans have more power than God??????
State District Judge Barbara Walther, responding to a state Supreme Court ruling last week, signed the order filed by attorneys for the parents and Child Protective Services, allowing the parents to begin picking their children up from foster care facilities around the state almost immediately.
The order requires the parents to stay in Texas, to attend parenting classes and to allow the children to be examined as part of any ongoing child abuse investigation. But it does not put restrictions on the children’s fathers, require that polygamy is renounced or that parents live away from the Yearning For Zion Ranch.
Uh, do they know for sure which kids go with which parents? I thought that was an issue they were having when this whole mess started.
Investigators believe the suspect is responsible for nine home invasions, including possibly five sexual assaults and one rape, over the past two weeks.
The incidents occurred in Cordova and East and Southeast Memphis.
This piece of trash has terrorized Memphis too long now. It’s time he pays…..dearly. Unfortunately for his victims, justice won’t be swift enough.
Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and Israel Police operatives arrested three young Arab men from Lod in April and May of this year for conspiring to abduct and murder an IDF soldier in order to bargain for the release of Palestinian Authority security prisoners. The three planned to video the abducted soldier, murder him and hide his body, according to a statement issued by the Shin Bet.
All three terrorists-in-training, 20-year-old Amir Nafar (studying Sharia at a Jordanian university), 26-year-old Iman Kadura and 19-year-old Yassin Hinawi, hold Israeli citizenship and are members of the Islamic Movement.
And these are the people who many think can be reasoned with? I don’t bloody well think so!
The battle in the Balamurghab district of Badghis Province broke out after a group of around 200 Taliban fighters attacked several police posts late Sunday, Abdul Raouf Ahmadi, a spokesman for police forces in the western zone, said.
“Forty-six Taliban were killed and more than 30 others were wounded in the fighting,” Ahmadi said, adding one policeman was killed and four Afghan security personnel were wounded.
He said international force warplanes also pounded the Taliban positions during the several hours of fighting.
The violence in Badghis, which borders Iran, came a day after the Afghan Interior Ministry said Saturday their forces killed more than 100 Taliban militants in a two-day operation in neighboring Farah Province.
The militancy so far this year has left more than 1,500 people — mostly insurgents and civilians — dead in Afghanistan.
1500 down, thousands (millions?), to go!
Iran is threatening to limit its cooperation with the U.N. atomic watchdog, complaining that a recent assessment from that agency was written under pressure from America and Europe.
That report raises questions about Iran’s development of long-range ballistic missiles and claims that Iran should grant more access to the agency’s inspectors. The State Department is expected to press the U.N. Security Council to approve a fourth round of sanctions against the Iranians.
What good do sanctions do? We see how well that worked with Saddam Hussein. (insert massive sarcasm) I wouldn’t look for much cooperation from them any time in the near future.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says efforts to boost oil and food production must top the agenda at next month’s Group of Eight summit in Japan.
Brown, who was holding talks in London with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, says the summit should also consider whether the production of biofuels should be reduced to help tame rising food prices.
Peachy. Just make sure to tell those jackasses from D.C. that turning food into fuel is a really stupid idea, and is a major contributor to the rising food costs. Drilling wouldn’t be a bad idea either, while researching viable alternatives.
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.