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Archive for 3 August 2008
According to this post from Jenn Sierra at Ft. Hard Knox, the NEW “Boston Tea Party” is going to continue tomorrow!
In an urgent memo sent to GOP Members and staff Saturday (“A Call to Action on American Energy”), Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) hailed Friday’s action, which was led by Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Tom Price (R-GA), and others, and encouraged House Republicans to return to the Capitol beginning Monday morning to help keep the historic effort going.
“It’s not a request we make lightly. But the American people are suffering,” Boehner and Blunt said in the memo. “The consequences of continued congressional inaction on gas prices are unacceptable. We’ve called on the Speaker to call Congress back into an emergency session this month and schedule a vote on the American Energy Act. We must continue to make a stand until the Speaker complies.”
REAL hope for change!
Nikki Tinker likes to wear a baseball cap and athletic shoes to go with a skirt, giving her the look of a woman hard at work, and she would often show voters the tan line on her arms as evidence of it. She said she worked outside at the early-voting sites from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
“I’m on the ground out here with the people,” said Tinker, a 37-year-old corporate attorney on leave from Pinnacle Airlines. “This is where the rubber meets the road.”
What Tinker did not mention was that, behind the scenes, her campaign was producing an attack ad with images of a Ku Klux Klan rally that Cohen’s campaign considers inflammatory and a defamation of character.
The ad in question was covered on the nightly news:
Now, I don’t know about you, but I am thinking that Tinker is slinking to some seriously low levels here in her bid to avenge her loss to Cohen the last time around.
“I’m surprised that Miss Tinker authorized the ad,” said Cohen. “She’s run a positive campaign up until now. This is about as low a political ad as I’ve ever seen.”
Since I don’t live in Cohen’s district, I won’t be voting for either Cohen or Tinker. There doesn’t seem to be any other serious candidates in the race, and who ever wins the primary will evidently, win the seat. A Democrat will still take the win. I do however find this acceptability of this sort of political ad more than disconcerting. It tells me just how far a candidate will go to defeat an opponent.
Have we sunk so far into the bowels of Hell that we just blow off such things as “normal”? I’d rather not.
The broad multi-state agreement would ban most diversion of Great Lakes water to any place outside the basin and would mandate conservation efforts inside it. Despite what some criticized as significant loopholes in the measure, House leaders said the bill would be a priority after the five-week congressional recess, and President Bush has said he would sign it.
“This is a little like Saudi Arabia announcing it’s going to conserve oil,” said Cameron Davis, president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, an environmental organization that has pushed for the compact. “Because we are such a water-rich part of the globe, we’ve never had to conserve water. The fact we’re doing it now not only shows it’s important to us, but a signal to the rest of the world it has to start doing the right thing.”
Well, that’s just peachy. I’m all for conserving water, and keeping it at clean as possible. BUT, if those feckless weasels in D.C. don’t do something about DRILLING, there will be no need for bills such as this. There won’t be any companies who would be able to divert the water, or even pollute it! While searching for REAL alternatives, which they should have been doing 30 years ago, making the US more oil independent should be a priority. THAT would be “doing the right thing”!
While the world powers await Tehran’s official response to their latest proposal, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated that there would be no Iranian retreat in the nuclear dispute.
“In whatever meetings we take part and whatever issue we raise, the main aim is institutionalizing our nuclear rights,” Fars news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as telling visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday, Aug. 2.
“The Iranian nation would not retreat one iota from its rights in this regard,” the Iranian president reiterated.
Ahmadinnerjacket evidently doesn’t see their efforts in the same light as we do. We want to preserve Western civilization, he wants to destroy it, using “peaceful” pursuits of nukes. Perhaps, his threats of “wiping Israel off the map” are why we are determined he not succeed? Just a thought.
Suleiman, who was also Syria’s liaison officer to the Hizbullah terrorist organization in Lebanon, was shot and killed by an unidentified sniper in the Syrian port city of Tartous.
Syrian authorities tried unsuccessfully to prevent publication of the news. The country’s Albawaba newspaper, which reported the incident, speculated that Israel might have been behind the killing.
Both Albawaba and the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper raised the issue of last February’s assassination of Hizbullah second-in-command Imad Mughniyeh, who died in a car bombing in Damascus. Syria blamed Israel for the killing, but Jerusalem denied any involvement.
Is that an inbred reaction? Blame the Jooooooz! It never occurs to these people that, just perhaps, there are other folks, of the Arabs persuasion, that might not like them much?
Three years ago, Tennessee first lady Andrea Conte set out to raise extra money for the renovation of the governor’s mansion by selling holiday ornaments, stationery and other mementos online.
But rather than the shop supporting the preservation effort, so far the preservation fund has been underwriting the startup expenses of the First Lady Shop.
Sales have been sluggish over the past year or so, with inventory sitting on the shelf while the Tennessee Executive Residence Preservation fund wrote thousands of dollars worth of checks to offset the cost of the merchandise — the shop bought 641 ornaments and has sold 89.
I wonder if they had stuck to the renovations, instead of expanding into this whole “bunker” business, folks would have been more prone to purchase as item in support of the renovations? Just a thought.
Workers at the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day but will instead be given the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr as a holiday.
According to a news release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, a new 5-year contract at the plant included the change to accommodate the hundreds of Somali Muslims who work at the plant.
Do NON Muslim have to participate? Do NON Muslims get to take Labor Day off, an American tradition? Will they get paid for both Labor Day AND the Muslim holiday? Oh, and guess who won’t be buying any Tyson products! And so it begins. A little here, a little there, and we have the Islamification of a nation, which is their intent!
Beer sales in British pubs have slumped to their lowest since the Depression, including a 10 percent drop in pints drawn in just the past year, an industry group says.
Blame a nationwide smoking ban that took hold last year, rising costs, competition from supermarkets and an economic downturn that has more Britons tossing back a Newcastle or Boddingtons at home and skipping the local watering hole.
What’s the point if you can’t sit and socialize with your “mates”? Britain has done itself proud by destroying one more local “institution”! (sarcasm)
Al Qaeda confirmed in a Web statement Sunday the death of a senior commander known as a top explosives and poisons expert, who is believed to have been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan last week.
The statement said Abu Khabab al-Masri and three other commanders were killed. It did not give details on when or how they were killed, but Pakistani authorities have said they believe al-Masri died in an American airstrike last Monday on a compound near the Afghan border.
Sorry, no sympathy or prayers. Can’t bring myself to do it…Lord forgive me, I just can’t.
“Fuel costs are so high that many carriers, specifically owner-operators, are having to park their trucks,” said Cliff Lynch, executive vice president of Memphis-based CTSI, a logistics technology provider to the transportation industry. “You can see the impact of fuel costs everywhere. Just look in grocery stores.”
Because Memphis is a distribution center, “there may be a higher volume of difficulty here, but it’s the same difficulty as the rest of the country,” Lynch said, noting that many shippers are converting to rail to combat increased fuel costs.
Drill Here! Drill NOW! When Bush lifted the executive ban on offshore drilling, the price of a barrel of oil began to slide downward. When the markets noticed the Queen Moonbat wasn’t going to give an inch in the fight for our energy independence, it started going back up. Now, if I, dumb as a box of rocks, can figure this out, why can’t the SFB in D.C.?
Bats, stones, bricks, knives and guns were used in the separate slayings of six people that made July one of the deadliest months in recent years.
Homicides in the city last month alone accounted for half of the year’s total of 12 so far, police said.
Officials say homicides spike in the summer because people are out of school, work or are unemployed. Most people have more time to spare, going to barbecues, parties and other social gatherings.
“Oh yes! Let’s have some BBQ, get drunk, and beat someone to death!” (insert massive sarcasm)
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Iran to stop playing for time and come up with a “clear answer” to the latest offer from the West. Iran missed a Saturday deadline to respond to the offer which would see the UN freeze sanctions if Tehran halts its nuclear program.
I don’t know about you, but I think Iran has been pretty “clear” all along.
The world economy has become so integrated that shoppers find relatively few T-shirts and sneakers in Wal-Mart and Target carrying a “Made in the U.S.A.” label. But globalization may be losing some of the inexorable economic power it had for much of the past quarter-century, even as it faces fresh challenges as a political ideology.
Wait a minute! You mean we are still have manurfacturing companies right here in the U.S.? How come I can’t ever find anything that says “Made in the U.S.A.” on anything I buy at Wal-mart? It doesn’t seem to matter what the product is…t-shirt or toaster, it all seems to be shipped from somewhere else. Wouldn’t it make sense to start selling products made HERE, for HERE? Save on the shipping costs from overseas!
12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.