An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 29 June 2008
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
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!
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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?
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?
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.