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Archive for 26 June 2008
You Should Vote for Bob Barr
Where you and Bob Barr agree: Abortion – Education – Global Warming – Health Care – Immigration – Taxes
Where you and Bob Barr disagree: Cuba – The War in Iraq
Well, maybe so, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I reckon it all depends on who McFeingold picks for his running mate.
H/T: American and Proud
Accompanying press release here.
H/T: Bill Hobbs
Go here. RIGHT NOW!
Apologies. I meant to post this earlier, but life happened……like having to take Hootie to the vet and pick up my ailing vehicle.
Update: Donations are getting close to the half mil mark! How ’bout we all see if we can’t move it past that MILLION mark??
I’m challenging y’all! Match my gift! $150! Git off yer duffs and do something! Give back! Think of all they do for YOU! I don’t give a flying flip if you agree with the Iraq war or not. This is an ALL VOLUNTARY MILITARY! They deserve our respect, and gratitude!
2nd Update: Donations have passed $600,000!
3rd Update: $698,011
4th Update: A commenter posted the total is now $910,006, but it hasn’t officially been posted yet, so I can’t verify.
5th Update: Looks like it’s gone over ONE MILLION DOLLARS in donations to our troops! $1,055,715!
And just think, no one forced people to give. No one forcefully took money out of paychecks to pay for failed programs. We give because we care! Go figure. And if I ever….EVER…hear another person say “we” aren’t generous enough….”we” don’t give enough….I swear, I may just have to slap the dog crap out of them!
Ok, in all fairness, they also offer McCain and Clinton cola. But guess who is in the lead!
I inadvertently “voted” for B. Hussein. Pardon me while I throw up a bit!
I am shocked that you oppose Barack Obama and belong to the Republican Party. We must get over ourselves and realize there is room at the top for everyone and we must get there by helping each other — instead of agreeing with policies and old politics that are proven not to work.
To endorse John McCain, a person who will not make it easier for the underprivileged, is just too much. How can a fellow black American feel this way?
Your Former Supporter
Dear Former Supporter,
Do you have any Republican friends, let alone black ones? If so, how many of them want to make it harder “for the underprivileged”?
You also might want to familiarize yourself with the history of the Democratic and Republican parties, and see which party has stood up longer for the rights of people of color. Do you know that Democrats opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution — abolishing slavery, granting citizenship rights to newly freed slaves, and guaranteeing the right to vote (at least on paper) to blacks, respectively? Do you know that most of the politicians who stood for segregation were Southern Democrats? Do you know that the Ku Klux Klan was founded by Democrats, one of whose goals was to stop the spread of the Republican Party? Do you know that, as a percentage of the party, more Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
I seriously doubt if many people who vote Democrat are all that familiar with realities of history. If they were, and still spout the same ol’ Party line, then I would have to say they CHOOSE to be ignorant, or enjoy spreading lies. I’d prefer that they just are unschooled, but I’m afraid it’s more of the latter two.
Any fourth grader SHOULD be familiar with the history of our nation, yet they no longer are being taught what really happened. Anyone with a high school diploma should be aware of the Democrat suppression of blacks, but they seem blatantly ignorant of these facts.
When I hear/read Democrats/liberals spewing how “racists” Republicans have kept the “black man down”, I want to reach out and smack someone.
Right after the idiotic Supreme Court decision to allow child rapists to live, Gov. Jindal signed the “Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill,” authorizing the castration of convicted sex offenders.
Is that guy priceless, or what! We definitely need MORE Jindals!
Go on over to Stop the ACLU to read more.
OPEC sells oil for $136.00 a barrel.
OPEC nations buy U.S. grain at $7.00 a bushel.
Solution: Sell grain for $136.00 a bushel.
Can’t buy it? Tough! Eat your oil!
Ought to go well with a nice thick grilled fillet of camel ass!!!
Courtesy of brother in law Tom.
….and they are STILL WHINING!?! This letter posted in the Tennessean is proof positive that BDS has no limits at all!
The decision made by the Supreme Court that resulted in the greatest loss of life, was made Dec. 12, 2000, refusing to allow a total recount in the Florida presidential election.
This decision is conveniently overlooked when Republicans list the worst decisions in the country’s history.
While this…uh….person is ranting and raving about the Republican reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision on Gitmo, it evidently is imperative for him to bring up a decision made, rightly so, in 2000. This is a mental disorder, and should be dealt with post haste.
Now, let’s see if we can bring a little sanity to the matter. Bush won….GET OVER IT! All the recounts that were done after the SCOTUS decision prove this. The decision that was made in the Gitmo case was foolhardy, so say the least.
Why is it the left always gets this stuff bass ackwards?
Liberals dismiss studies that show a link between abortion and breast cancer, claiming they are biased because the people promoting the studies are “anti-choice.”
For the same reason, no one should believe the Democrats’ “energy” policies.
Democrats couldn’t care less about high gas prices. The consistent policy of the Democratic Party, going back at least to Jimmy Carter, has been to jack up gas prices so we can all start pedaling around on tricycles.
Environmentalists are constantly clamoring for higher gas taxes as the cure-all to their insane global warming theory. Clinton proposed a 26-cent tax on gas. John Kerry said it should be 50 cents. Gore endorsed the Malthusian proposal of Paul and Anne Ehrlich in “The Population Explosion” that gas taxes be raised gradually to match prices in Europe and Japan.
The result is consumers now pay about 46 cents per gallon in gasoline taxes. That’s not including taxes paid directly to the government by the oil companies and passed onto consumers. As the inestimable economist John Lott has pointed out, in the past 25 years oil companies have paid more than three times in taxes what they have made in profits.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a makeshift rocket into southern Israel on Thursday, further straining a week-old truce as Israel kept border crossings into the Hamas-ruled territory closed.
Both sides traded blame for violations of the ceasefire Egypt brokered in hopes of furthering U.S.-backed peace talks that have shown little sign of progress.
Hey, Pallies! Here’s a clue! When the rockets are coming from YOUR side, YOU are to blame.
Carl Bailey, chief executive officer of Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, said the measure prevents a scheduled 10 percent cut to Medicare and TRICARE reimbursements for physicians and other health-care professionals.
“The benefit is that this will make the profession better to be in and probably attract more to it,” he said. “It’s a tremendous advantage for us to know that physicians are appropriately paid for the services they provide.”
Yes, physicians should be paid for the services they provide. However, I wonder if saying that guaranteed payment from the government is really a good reason to go into the profession.
“We strongly advise you not to travel to Zimbabwe at this time due to the high level of election-related violence in many areas, the high level of criminal activity, the absence of the rule of law, and deteriorating economic conditions which could lead to civil unrest at any time,” the advice says.
Honestly, I can’t imagine anyone would want to visit Zimbabwe right now. I’m sure there’s some beautiful scenery, but the idea of it being marred by blood and body parts isn’t all that appealing.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he will seek to enact laws that would invalidate Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the death penalty for raping a child.
“One thing is clear,” said Mr. Jindal, a Republican. “The five members of the court who issued the opinion do not share the same standards of decency as the people of Louisiana.”
Bless his heart….I just love this guy! He’s right, you know. The left does NOT share the same standards of decency as the majority of the whole country, not just Louisiana. A side note: I could get excited if Jindal was on the McFeingold ticket, but alas, Louisiana needs him right now. He’s the best thing that’s happened to them in YEARS!
A Superior Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to end a longstanding police policy that prohibits officers from initiating contact with people for the sole purpose of learning their immigration status.
The policy has come under scrutiny in recent months after the killing of a high school football star, Jamiel Shaw Jr., who the police say was murdered by an illegal immigrant who is a member of a gang. The victim’s parents are seeking to have the policy overturned, and a city councilman has been seeking a similar change to the directive, known as Special Order 40.
I wonder which pro-ILLEGAL bunch bought and put him in their pocket? These people are breaking the law. They should be punished, removed from the country, and prevented, by all means necessary of returning without permission.
Pledging “action for action,” President Bush on Thursday said North Korea has demonstrated a commitment to dismantling its nuclear weapons program and will be rewarded by being removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors and having trade sanctions lifted.
And of course, the little Chia Dictator would never lie, would he. “Trust, but verify.”
Though a noose has been hanging on the porch of Mark Winkler’s Smotherman Drive home for nearly two weeks, his actions toward a neighborhood handyman sent Julia Pinkston over the edge.
On Friday afternoon, Pinkston said Winkler waved around a gun and tried to sic his large white dog on Tim Taylor, who helps maintain rental properties for her in-laws, Brenda and Tommy Pinkston.
For nearly a year, she said, Winkler has called Taylor a racial slur as Taylor works in the yard or walks down the street.
“Mr. Taylor was walking through the neighborhood and Winkler started calling him the n-word, trying to get the dog on him. They (argued) back and forth. (Winkler) had his dog in one hand and his gun in the other and was waving it around. That was the last straw for me,” Julia Pinkston said. “Mr. Taylor hasn’t even been working since all this happened. He’s scared.”
Obviously, the headline is misleading. If all he did was spout his stupidity, I don’t think he would have been arrested. The Tennessean might want to have a chat with whoever comes up with their headlines, because way too many mislead about the actual content of their articles. I have a question for Pinkston: Did it ever occur to you to ask the man to stop harassing your employee? Why did you wait until the poor man was threatened with bodily harm to DO something?
Syria’s vice president said Wednesday his country allowed UN nuclear inspectors to visit a site in the remote eastern desert destroyed by IAF jets last year to prove that US allegations of a covert Syrian nuclear program were false.
Farouk al-Sharaa said however that the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors would not be allowed to probe beyond the Al Kibar site, despite a UN request to visit three other suspect locations.
Gee, a Numnut inspector? And they would never lie, would they. Of course they weren’t allowed anywhere else, for obvious reasons. The inspector might have to actually REPORT what he saw, and we wouldn’t want that, now would we. (insert sarcasm in appropriate places)
Amnesty International USA brought a life-sized replica of a Guantanamo Bay prison cell to Washington on Wednesday. But amenities provided to prisoners — bedding, toiletries, a copy of the Koran and three meals a day — were nowhere mentioned.
Reality has nothing to do with these morons. Why let the truth get in the way of their “cause”? If they did, what would they do with their spare time? Get a job? Gracious sakes!
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Thursday said the enemies well know that their efforts have no effect on the Iranian nation’s will and that they have reached the end of the way.
President Ahmadinejad made the remark during an official ceremony to inaugurate Kermanshah Petrochemical Complex.
“We should make use of all domestic potentials to develop the country,” he said.
He cited progress of the Iranians as among main reasons behind enemies’ opposition to the nation, adding, the US decision to invade the region was in fact a kind of suicide but it accepted the risk with the aim of preventing progress of the Iranian nation.
The only ones preventing Mr. ‘Booboo from guiding his nation into the 21st century is Mr. ‘Booboo, and his cronies. Seems to me they’ve taken a whole lot of steps backwards: hanging children, suppressing women, etc. Oh, but then there’s that nuke thing isn’t there. They only direction they’re moving with that was is someone’s destruction. Hate to tell him this, but it WON’T be Israel that is destroyed!
Memphis police officer fired over beating of transgendered suspect
Woman’s lawyer wants sensitivity training for department
A Memphis Police officer caught on videotape beating a transgendered suspect was fired Wednesday after an administrative hearing.
The beating happened Feb.12 after officer Bridges McRae, 28, arrested Duanna Johnson on charges of prostitution. Another officer, James McSwain, was a new employee still on probation and was fired shortly after the beating.
Now, I’m not going to defend the guy, but I want to know, is the “woman” going to be charged with assault? From what I’ve seen of the video, he/she was doing a lot of kicking and slapping. Not sure if there should be charges, just wondering. Oh, and as for that headline? He can call himself anything he wants, but he’s NOT a woman!
Wells wants to negotiate a settlement with the city rather than file a lawsuit.
“If we file a lawsuit, then the only thing we can get is money,” Wells said. “We want officers to have sensitivity training and for the city to create a hate-crime law.”
“Sensitivity training” doesn’t change a person’s heart. And I call a large stinking pile of on that “hate crime law”! That opens a large can of worms they fail to see. All those preachers won’t be able to spout their vitriol from the pulpit. Also, it is about sucking money from the city, aka taxpayers!
The Supreme Court says Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices’ first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.
The court’s 5-4 ruling strikes down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision goes further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms laws intact.
The court had not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791. The amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
The basic issue for the justices was whether the amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns no matter what, or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia.
Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for four colleagues, said the Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.”
In dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that the majority “would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to regulate civilian uses of weapons.”
He said such evidence “is nowhere to be found.”
Update: Some great quotes from the opinion here.
2 Samuel 7:12-13
12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.