An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for July 2008
A reality snap!
H/T: Stop the ACLU
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park equals sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia’s Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn’t catch on here.
The solution: Ban selling dogs and cats as pets, as well as walking them in public.
I can’t even think of a snarky comment. If you walk your cat, I’m impressed!
I find it more and more baffling that B. Hussein is still taken seriously as a candidate for President of these United States. When reading columns and news pieces about his history, it becomes even more puzzling.
Here are just two examples of blog posts that pinpoint some of the KNOWN items about B. Hussein:
Obama promises change. Consider man from history who promised change. Fifty five years ago (July 26th) a young “charismatic” lawyer along with 200 idealistic people, attacked by surprise a military barracks in the most eastern province of the island of Cuba. His objective (he said) to change the political situation and restore democracy and the Constitution of 1940.
I find the comparison rather interesting.
I Think Not!!!
I doubt there has ever been a politician of whatever political stripe – in any country – that did not have something he preferred to hide. The sixty four thousand dollar question is, however, can a politician with this much arrogance, with this much to sweep under the rug, with all his lies and convenient flipflops, with his tremendous lack of any real experience and all of his dismal failures… seriously be considered a viable candidate for the US Presidency?!?!?!?!? I think not!!!
Chaim points puts together a lot of information that you don’t hear on the evening news. Actually, I don’t remember hearing much about a lot of this stuff. Oh, they did touch on some of these items, and moved on. I guess they don’t consider B’s criminal associates all that important.
If you are seriously considering voting for Barack Hussein Obama, you might want to have more information at your disposal to make and informed decision.
I had to go to court this afternoon. No, I didn’t get a ticket, I don’t have any charges against me, nothing like that. I had to go this time because the last time I was there for the same reason, the case was “continued”. I sat there for a an hour and a half, listening to the various juvenile offenders plead guilty, or not guilty, a dad pleading for his young son to not be sent to “juvie jail”, who evidently had quite a long list of B & E’s, and vandalism charges. Quite an experience. I had no idea there were so many “delinquents” in the vicinity. Silly me!
Well, I sat there, watching the folks, and I think there were some of the sames ones who were the last time I was there. I think they were wearing the same clothes, too. And they hadn’t been washed. Doesn’t anyone dress for the environment anymore? Yes, I have a serious issue with people wearing ripped t-shirts and ragged cut off jeans into a court room. Kind of like you don’t wear your Packer sweatshirt to a funeral. I also understand that not everyone has the money to buy dress up clothes they’ll only wear when it court. However, I’m fairly sure they must have at least clean britches and shirts. Come to think of it, there were a few who should probably invest in clothes specified for court, cuz from what I could assess, they’re going to be needing ‘em!
The longer I sat there, the hotter it got. There were fans pointing towards the bench and desks where the lawyers and such were sitting. Obviously, it didn’t help much, cuz the lawyers started pealing of their suit jackets and rolling up their sleeves. We, the peons, didn’t even have the benefit of a hot breeze from a fan. Trust me, when you have that many people packed into a room, some of which to whom soap is a “four lettered word”, with NO air conditioning, and ya don’t want to be there in the first place, people tend to get a tad testy. I kept waiting for people to start passing out, like they do at B. Hussein’s rallies!
After sitting there, hot and annoyed, the case was “continued” once again. Why? I’m going to say it is from full and complete incompetence of the parties involved.
One of the people I had a discussion with, looked more like circus clown (excessive eye make up) than a court official, with a major attitude, thinking her bouffed hair was attractive and she was “all that”. Well, I was in the right place if I had let the temptation of smacking her get the better of me. Luckily, I didn’t submit to the strong urge.
FINALLY, I got out of there, with no resolution to the problem at hand, and headed to Wal Mart! When you live in a small town, and there aren’t any malls close by, where else would ya go to vent! Males don’t really “get” the need for females to do such venting, but you ladies will understand. I managed to “vent” quite a bit.
H/T: Texas Fred’s
Like a big ol’ PINK SLIP?
H/T: Stop the ACLU
The congressional apology for slavery, passed Tuesday, made headlines across the country and generated calls to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen’s office from newspapers and radio news outlets around the world.
But in Memphis, the message was mixed, measured by more than 200 comments posted on The Commercial Appeal’s Web site. Some called the measure, which Cohen introduced in the House in February 2007, an effort to pander to black voters less than 10 days before next week’s Democratic primary.
I, personally, didn’t bother to leave a comment on their website. Why bother? The timing is quite interesting though.
One of Cohen’s opponents, airline lawyer Nikki Tinker, while agreeing with the resolution in principle, found the timing of the House debate and vote suspicious.
“An apology is long overdue for the atrocities of slavery, but it is pure politics and symbolism without a plan that addresses the many people who continue to live without a proper education, health care and economic stability,” Tinker said.
I beg to disagree. If there was going to be an official apology, it should have been after the War of Northern Aggression. An apology 145 years after the fact is pretty much meaningless. Also, Ms Tinker, ask yourself just WHY there are people living without a proper education. Could it be because of the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who have made a rather lucrative living on the backs of those they profess to represent? Continually creating the “victim” mentality?
As for the timing, he said he has been working 17 months to bring it to the floor. He said he considered postponing it until after the election so that it wouldn’t distract from the “momentousness” of the occasion, but he was urged by staffers to “strike while the iron is hot.”
Well, it’s “hot” alright. Campaign season started at least 17 months ago, and I guess he figured it was a good time to show the folks of Memphis how well he represents them. Not that he’d do anything REAL, like addressing the crime and failing education. No, he spends time on useless bills, wasting the taxpayers money. HEY! That makes him….gasp…..a DEMOCRAT Congressman. Fits right in!
Cohen also explained how efforts for a companion Senate bill slowly fizzled even after Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, agreed to sponsor the measure. He said Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, would support it, but only if it stated specifically that it was not calling for reparations for the descendants of slaves.
Reparations? For whom? A fat cat lawyer in Seattle? Or a certain Congressman in New York? What about a Supreme Court Justice? Don’t forget the numerous mayors of cities all across the country. No, no doubt said reparations would be for people who have failed to use the services available and get an education for themselves that would add to their worth to themselves.
Cohen said the White House and Department of Justice objected to proposed Senate language that would have called American slavery a “crime against humanity,” which might have prompted lawsuits for damages in the International Court of Justice at The Hague in the Netherlands.
Why on earth would the U.S. Senate play into the hands of such idiocy? If such language does become part of this foolishness, we might as well close the door, and hang up the “out of business” sign. There are very real, very current “crimes against humanity” going on, and dragging up the past solves NOTHING.
Legislation that would make it more difficult for workers to hold a private ballot vote in unionization drives, which critics say would lead to harassment and intimidation, has spurred a pitched battle between powerful labor unions supportive of Sen. Barack Obama and big business in the presidential campaign.
Well, of COURSE he support unions. He’s a socialist, and unions are a great tool for promoting socialism. Perhaps he’s already chosen the AFL-CIO to be his “Brown Shirts“. That man must NOT take one step into the Oval Office, other than as a visitor, and even that, I’m leery of.
Production tumbled 7.8 percent after assets were seized in Venezuela, Nigerian workers went on strike and record prices triggered contract clauses that give oil-rich governments a bigger share of output. U.S. crude futures rose above $140 a barrel for the first time, allowing Exxon Mobil to achieve the highest profit ever for a U.S. company without one-time gains.
“If oil prices are going up $20 and $30 a barrel a quarter like they have been, it hides a lot of flaws,” said Brian Gibbons, an analyst at New York-based CreditSights Inc. “The question on everyone’s mind is, how do these guys expect to grow production given the restrictions on access to reserves?”
Think that’ll shut the “Big Oil” bashers up, at least for a while? No, not likely. Instead of putting the blame on lack of Congressional action, a Congress by the way, filled with fellow moonbats, they’ll continue to blame the ones who are actually TRYING to put gas in their tank, and provide other every day items we all seem to take for granted. Drill here. Drill NOW! And get the hell outta the way!
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is due in federal court to answer charges that he lied about hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from an oil services contractor.
Stevens is the Senate’s longest-serving Republican and has been a dominant figure in congressional politics for a generation. After being indicted on seven counts of lying on Senate disclosure forms, Stevens was ordered to surrender in federal court and appear before a judge Thursday.
Stevens has said little about the corruption investigation that has dogged him for more than a year. Thursday’s court hearing was expected to be no different. He was expected to plead not guilty, but initial appearances are usually brief affairs.
It’s just been a year? I thought this was a problem that most Americans knew about long before last year. Maybe it’s just seemed like a lot longer. Seems to me there’s too much evidence for him to be vindicated, so my suggestion would be that he step down, now.
A 20-year-old man, out on bond on a charge of second-degree murder, will be arraigned today on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 2-year-old daughter.
Police believe D’Andre Blake hit his daughter, Dre-Ona, several times Monday night while potty-training her. He lived with the girl and her mother in the second floor, corner unit in the 1200 block of Turkey Run Lane at Highland Creek Apartments off Winchester.
First question: Why was this POS out on bond? Why wasn’t he behind bars? The murder trial was postponed. Perhaps if there was a high enough bond, or cash only bail on murder cases, this little girl would still be alive. Second question: What the hell is a 20 doing with children? It’s obvious his maturity level was not enough to be a parent. Why was the girl still living with an accused murderer? Didn’t she fear for her safety, and that of her child? Watching this story on the news yesterday, I just wanted to throw up!
“The investigation Friday is expected to be difficult and uncomfortable for Olmert,” said the police sources. “He will be confronted with evidence and documents that have accumulated against him, and it is a fair assumption that he already understands that this involves substantive evidence,” they noted.
The latest affair involves duplicate payments made from government coffers to Rishon Tours, a travel agency that Olmert and his family used to arrange trips abroad.
Ripping off the taxpayers is NOT a good idea. We all tend to get a tad PISSED OFF!
American Airlines’ baggage handling system at a Kennedy Airport terminal is up and running again, a day after a software glitch caused dozens of delays, cancellations and luggage pileup at ticket counters.
Airline spokeswoman Andrea Huguely says the system was back up by 6 a.m. Thursday.
Excuse me for asking, but have we become so dependent on computer systems that we aren’t aware that it is actually possible to PHYSICALLY go and pick up said baggage, look, with eyeballs at the tag, put it on the appropriate cart, and TAKE said baggage to the planes? How did airlines survive BEFORE computers?
A small-time evangelist was arrested during a church service Monday after police found a body in his freezer believed to be his wife, a mother of eight.
Anthony Hopkins, 37, is charged with murder and incest after being arrested at a church in Jackson, Ala., during a revival. He was in the Mobile County jail Wednesday awaiting a bond hearing and appointment of an attorney.
Seems the Devil is working over time to give REAL Christians a bad name.
The 118-member Non-Aligned Movement has endorsed Iran’s right to nuclear energy. Tehran said the move signals the failure of U.S. efforts to isolate it.
The support from the United Nations’s biggest bloc came just days before a deadline set by major powers for Iran to accept a deal aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff.
Uh huh….and just what nations comprise the 118? How many are Muslim? How many are envious of the freedoms and would rather see the great fall to their level of civilization? Just wondering.
A 12-year-old shot an elderly man as he lay on the floor, pleading for his life.
A child with an absentee father and incarcerated mother bounced among family members, victimized along the way.
And locking up the boy in a juvenile justice facility for the next 81/2 years might be the best thing to happen to him, said the judge who sentenced him.
Ever wonder why they don’t have the death penalty for cold hearted juveniles? I do.
If he selects a former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, Carleton Fiorina, Democrats will portray her as an “elitist, out of touch CEO.” If it is the former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, he’ll be a flip-flopper. And if it is the governor of Minnesota, Timothy Pawlenty, he will be the “Godfather of No.”
As the Arizona senator and his top advisers scour the records and backgrounds of potential Republican running mates, so too are Democratic operatives. Mr. McCain’s announcement, which could now come at any time, will set off a race between both parties to define the candidate in the public eye.
The Dhimmis would attack if the man picked Christ Himself! It doesn’t matter, the attackers will find the smallest item, and turn it into an all out war. On OUR side though, he damn sure better pick a STRONG conservative, otherwise, he might as well pack his back and go home, cuz they support won’t be there!
Eleven US soldiers were killed in Iraq in July, the lowest monthly toll since the 2003 invasion, according Pentagon figures, highlighting what US commanders say is a marked drop in overall violence.
The number compares with the deadliest month of November 2004 when 137 American troops were slain, an independent toll by icasualties.org showed. The previous low was in May this year when 19 soldiers were killed.
Every loss is felt by those who actually care. It’s obvious, at least to me, that the Iraqis are finally starting to step up, and this is a good thing. My one hope is that once our military has turned toward the fight in Afghanistan, that the terrorist pigs won’t return.
16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Alarmed by a year of recalls targeting millions of tainted toys, the House voted overwhelming Wednesday to ban lead and other dangerous chemicals from items such as jewelry and rubber ducks that could end up in kids’ mouths.
The legislation also would toughen rules for testing children’s products and take steps to give more muscle to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which was criticized last year for its feeble handling of a flood of goods from China deemed hazardous to children.
“It should be a given that toys are not dangerous,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in welcoming legislation that was lauded by lawmakers and consumer groups as one of the most far-reaching product safety bills in decades.
With the bill, said Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee, “our children’s toys will be tested in the laboratory before they are tested by our children on the living room floors of America.”
The bill, a product of House-Senate negotiations, would impose the toughest lead standards in the world, banning lead beyond minute levels in products for children 12 or younger.
It would also ban children’s products — either permanently or pending further study — containing six types of phthalates, which are chemicals that are found in plastics and suspected of posing health risks.
The 424-1 vote sends the measure to the Senate, which could approve it before Congress leaves for its August recess at the end of this week. The White House has voiced opposition to parts of the legislation but has not threatened a veto.
Now, while I do believe children’s toys should be safe for them to play with, I find I’m at a loss for words.
We have record high gas prices, we have out of control spending, we have an absurd federal deficit, we have an invasion of illegals coming across our southern border, we have criminals running wild on our streets, and on The Hill, we’re attempting to fight a war against Islamonazis….the list is endless….and THIS is what they are spending their time, AND OUR F’ING MONEY ON?
NOT one of those in Congress have any business darkening those marble halls. NOT ONE deserve to call themselves a “representative”.
My anger right now prevents me from expressing my extreme disgust for EVERY DAMN ONE OF THOSE SONS OF BITCHES!
Miss Cindy of Fairly Conservative has hit the Big Day! She’s a whopping ** years old!
Go wish her a Happy Day!
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert intends to hand his resignation letter to President Shimon Peres the day after the September 17 Kadima primary and ask him to entrust the new party leader with forming a new government, Olmert’s associates said Wednesday night.
They spoke soon after the prime minister had made a somber speech at his official residence in Jerusalem in which he announced that he would not seek to retain the leadership.
By law, Olmert will remain prime minister until a new government is formed. If the new Kadima leader forms a government soon after the primary, Olmert will then leave office. But if no new government is established, Olmert, despite having formally tendered his resignation, could remain prime minister until after a general election that would likely be held in spring 2009.
Olmert decided 10 days ago to announce his imminent departure on Wednesday – to coincide with the last day of the Knesset’s winter session and the Kadima election committee’s formal decision to set the September 17 date for the primary.
Olmert has pretty much been a flop as the PM of Israel. He hasn’t shown a bit of leadership, he’s caved to terrorists, and he doesn’t appear to be a very honest guy. All ’round, I’d say this decision was LONG over due.
The mainstream media really seem to imagine they can prevent Americans from knowing information by refusing to mention it in newspapers or on TV.
For those few Americans without an Internet connection and to whom I have not faxed the National Enquirer stories: Evidence is accumulating that John Edwards is right — there really are “two Americas.” There’s one where men cheat on their cancer-stricken wives and one where men do not cheat on their cancer-stricken wives.
To put it another way, it would appear that ambulances aren’t the only things John Edwards has been chasing lately.
A top Iraqi official visited wounded American troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to thank them for their part in ending Saddam Hussein’s rule in his country.
“We have come … to express our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warriors, soldiers, in freeing the Iraqi people and in helping us in Iraq recover from tyranny and dictatorship,” Jawad Karim al-Bolani, Iraq’s minister of the interior, said through a translator to a handful of journalists in the lobby of the medical center.
“We also want to express our gratitude to the families of all these great men and women and express how important their sacrifices are for our nation,” he added.
Don’cha find it just a wee bit interesting that this Iraqi officials could take time to visit wounded U.S. troops, to thank them for their sacrifice, but a candidate for the POTUS can’t? Curious.