An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 28 June 2008
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!
I wonder if I am destined to have nothing but problems with computer connections on this trip? Having stayed at this hotel in Huntsville previously, I knew they only had DSL, but no cords in the rooms. You had to ask for one at the desk. Well, even though we have quite a few laying around the house…..somewhere….I failed to bring one with me, so stopped at the store before I checked in. Turns out, they now have WiFi. Well, when it feels like working. I’ve been here for approximately 3 hours, got connected, then POOF! An itty bitty x down there where the two monitors sit. As Jr was fond of saying, “It’s a conpicuousy!”
Well, that’s ok. I got a phone call from a lovely lady who use to go to my church. We had a great chat! So, it’s just as well I had no access.
Hmmm… wonder how long it’s going to last now that I am connected? Wouldn’t you think that a college town like Huntsville, TX would have better internet access? Odd.
I did stop in to take a gander at the new baby before I came here. He’s a cutie. Especially cuz he’s was sleeping. They are ALWAYS cute when they are asleep. Heh.
The first of 400,000 trees are being planted to form a “green wall” in protest of the fence the U.S. is building along the border with Mexico.
The treeline eventually will stretch for 318 miles along the border between the Mexican state of Coahuila and Texas.
Coahuila Gov. Humberto Moreira Valdes says “our wall is of life, and it competes with shame and hate.”
What an utter crock of crapola! If they were so into life, why are they coming here? Why don’t they create a life for themselves in the own country? Just one more, “If you want to protect your nation, you are a racist!” Hey, Mexico…… Since when do you get to have say on what we do with our borders? The “shame and hate” comes from those millions you can’t keep home!
Prominent Mississippi trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs expressed plenty of regret Friday, but it didn’t stop a federal judge from imposing maximum prison time under the plea agreement – five years.
In March, Scruggs and Backstrom pleaded guilty to scheming to pay a judge $40,000 for a favorable ruling in a dispute over $26 million in legal fees from a mass settlement of Hurricane Katrina litigation. Circuit Judge Henry Lackey reported the bribery attempt by now-disbarred New Albany lawyer Timothy Balducci to federal authorities and worked undercover. Balducci was aiding Scruggs’ defense.
Even with the $250,000 fine slapped on, I don’t think it’s enough. Although, he will be paying for his own “room and board”, so that is a little better.
The question is whether Rep. Jim Cooper broke the law when he logged on to a Web site of a trade group he is accusing of wrongdoing.
And the answer is that he could have, but he may be protected from legal action because he is a member of Congress.
Members of Congress aren’t accountable for their actions? Just because someone gave him the password, doesn’t make it ok. If someone gives you the key to my back door, it doesn’t mean I’m ok with you coming in and snooping around my house!
The Senate went home yesterday for the Fourth of July holiday to face voters, having failed repeatedly to address critical economic issues from skyrocketing gas prices to climate change to the nation’s housing crisis.
Leaders in both parties have vowed to tackle those problems. Yet the Senate has been unable to move forward even when there is broad agreement about what to do.
How ’bout WE clean House! Any incumbent up for re-election is OUT! I don’t give a flip which party the supposedly represent! NONE of them are worth a damn! They’re all so busy, posturing for the cameras, they forget what WE hired them to do. Time to FIRE the lot of them!
Iranian envoy said on Saturday that the root cause of all regional problems is the discriminatory policy of the Western governments, particularly the US.
Addressing a group of Russian political experts, Iran’s Ambassador to Russia, Gholamreza Ansari regretted that Israel enjoys the right of stockpiling nuclear weapons as a result of the US double-standard policies.
Uh, I’d say the biggest problem Iran has is that their head Nazi wants to destroy Israel, and any other western country. Y’all quit blowing people up, there wouldn’t be a problem.
Pakistani forces bombarded suspected militant hideouts with mortar shells Saturday as the government launched a major offensive against Taliban fighters threatening the main city in the country’s volatile northwest, officials said.
The offensive in the Khyber tribal region marked the first major military action Pakistan’s newly elected government has taken against the militants operating in the tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.
Seems the Taliban is still making “friends”.
Robert Mugabe is expected to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president on Sunday, after his victory in an election boycotted by the opposition candidate.
Government sources say Mr Mugabe won by a huge margin in the vote, which has been widely condemned as a sham.
What happened to those who didn’t vote for him?
2 Peter 3:9
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE
1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any.
8. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
9. What part of ’shall not be infringed’ do you not understand?
10 The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
12. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.
13. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
14. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
15. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
16. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
17. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
18. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
19. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
20. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
21. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don’t make more.
22. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.
23. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the Unites State of America: 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.
….from Texas Fred’s
I was listening to a talk show on my way down that was covering Gov. Jindal’s ‘controversial” bill that would deal with child molestors in a most “human manner”. I think it’s humane. I also think other states should start to look to bring such a warranted punishment to the scuz of the earth. They had serveral callers who against the idea, but didn’t really have any logical alternative. Well, expect for one lady. Now SHE had an idea. A good one too. I don’t think it’ll get much traction, but hey, they should at least put it out there.
Since ya can’t whack ‘em, which they so sorely need, a lady on the radio suggestion the branded. On hthier face. for all to see. Kind of like that migh idea myself. They won’t let us excute them, so why not? They’ll have to live with this mark fof the rest of their lives, however long that would be in general population.
Something to think about. Think about all the little girls who could have been saved.