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Archive for 7 August 2008
“Well, it’s official! Brett Favre is no longer a “cheese head”!”
Oh, fer the love of pete! Is there NO escape?
…..Nikki Tinker got CREAMED by Steve Cohen in the Dhimmi primary, District 9. Heh. Congrats to Rep. Cohen. At least he stayed classy.
Marsha Blackburn has also stuck strong in the 7th District, which is my district.
What I’m finding annoying, I can’t find any results for the seriously local stuff. sigh…
I stated that I am an extremely patient person. I said I don’t censor. I also stated I do not take insults lightly. After several insults, not only to another reader and commenter, and to myself, I reiterated my policy, to no avail. You have now been unapproved as a commenter.
America, uh, is… is no longer… uh… what it, it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.
It is even possible for this man to string two words together to make a coherent thought without his puppet master pulling the strings? Jiminy Crickets!
To the matter at hand. I find the implication that if he doesn’t win this election, the US won’t be a country worth living in anymore.
Welp! Pack yer back bags bud!
H/T: Stop the ACLU
The Mr and I went and did our civic duty. We pulled into the community center, the only place for folks around here do their voting. It’s also the fire station.
This was quite a different experience from voting in Wisconsin. They actually make sure you are who you say you are! Ain’t that a pip?
They had us sign the book, compared our signatures to the signature that was in the book. Again…..ain’t that a pip? Then the fun started.
In Tennessee, you vote in either the Republican or the Democrat primary. Sadly, ya don’t get to split the difference…no Independent. I asked. They give you a little sheet of paper, with your name, and which ‘ballot’ you wanted. Since we couldn’t be Independent, we went with the Republican. We handed our little sheets of paper to the woman, she sets up the machines for us. One of those touch screen suckers I dislike quite a bit. Well, I’m looking at the ballot, and there are none of the names I had planned on voting for on it. I look at her, I look at the Mr. I look back at the ballot, and that’s when I realized….she had set up the DEMOCRAT ballot. Not just on mine, but on the Mr’s machine too. sigh… At the time, we were the only folks in there, so it wasn’t like there was a line out the door for people waiting to cast their vote.
There were only 3 machines in the place, and two of ‘em were set up for the Dhimmis. Criminy! Well, a head honcho comes over, sets up the 3rd machine so I could vote, then the Mr could take his turn. Ladies first y’know. While I was doing my duty, a LOT of people started coming in, picking up their little sheets of paper that says they are who they claimed to be. The woman asks if anyone was wanting to vote in the Dhimmi primary. Not a one of ‘em. heh
While I was waiting for the Mr to finish up, the head honcho finally got the first two machines out of the Dhimmi mode, and those who were standing around waiting started to line up to get their turn.
I also got my “make it feel better lunch”! No ice cream though….strawberry pie instead. Yum!
Now, I think it’s time for a nap!
There was an excellent column in today’s Commercial Appeal that I thought I’d share. It says a whole lot about the conditioning of the Chinese people.
Shadow of Mao: There’s no memory of democracy’s brief bloom in China
by Geoff Calkins
Deep breath. Wonder how this will go.
“You speak English?”
“Where were the tanks?”
“Excuse me, the tanks?”
“Yes. The tanks. Here. In 1989.”
“You know Tank Man?”
She shakes her head. She seems genuinely puzzled. We are standing in Tiananmen Square, as near as I can figure to the place where the tanks rolled into the square on June 3 of 1989, and this young Chinese woman — she declines to give her name — has no idea what I’m talking about.
I had to go for some tests this morning. What civilized person drags their ol’ tired bod out of bed before the sun is even up to drink nasty stuff and rush off to visit the vampires and lie still inside machines? With NO coffee! ACK!
So, I follow the docs instructions, drank one bottle of nasty stuff last night, half of another bottle this morning, make it to the appointed time with minutes to spare. Get whisked into the lab where I encounter Ms Grouch. Good grief! I wanted to ask who wizzed in her Wheaties this morning, but she had sharp, pointy objects with which she could have inflicted a great deal of pain upon my person, so I kept my mouth shut, and smiled as she dug in to remove a few gallons of blood.
Once released from Ms Grouch’s grasp, I headed toward radiology…..to wait! And wait. And wait. Luckily I had the presence of mind to take a book with me. By the way, if you haven’t read the book by Trace Adkins, I’d highly recommend it. Thankfully, it’s not a real “heavy” book, so my foggy brain could grasp some of what I was reading.
Finally, I get called into drink some more nasty stuff. Oh, yeah me. Dang! I think they had the A/C locked in at 32 degrees. It was flipping COLD in that room. So, I climb up on the too narrow platform, and get stuck with another needle. Ever had contrast? Interesting. Makes ya feel like ya just wet your pants. Luckily, I didn’t. After all the poking and prodding, and picture taking, I was finally ready to head home to some much needed coffee.
It’s POURING! I don’t mean just your regular ol’ serious downfall, I mean standing under Niagra Falls type pouring! Where is my umbrella? Well, in the car of course! Where else would it be? Even though I knew there was a possibility of rain, I didn’t have the smarts to actually carry it with me, just in case. But you know, if I had, it wouldn’t have rained, right? And odds are, I would have forgotten it somewhere in Hardin County Hospital.
Even though my car was only about 40 feet from the door, by the time I got the door open, and plopped myself into the driver’s seat, I was drenched. I think the only thing that wasn’t wet were my undies. Even my glasses were wet…on the inside! I cranked the car….and got hit by a blast of cold air! Well, it was fairly warm when I left the house, of course I had the A/C cranked.
Teeth chattering, I proceeded to drive home. There’s a bridge that goes over the Tennessee River outside of Savannah. The normal speed limit going over the bridge is 45, and increases to 55. I don’t think anyone was doing more than 30 the whole time. Big wind, big rain.
I’m not complaining about the rain. We needed it big time, but couldn’t it have waited till I got home? I came into the house, still drenched, and stripped. It was cold in here too!
So, I’ve got my warm fuzzy bunny slipper and a very dry robe on. Now, I’ve got to go vote. sigh… Well, at least the downpour has slowed to an occasion drop here and there. And I have bruises.
I wonder if I can get lunch and an ice cream cone out of the Mr for my pain and suffering?
An unidentified Tennessee resident contacted the office of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey with concerns about the way an employment discrimination complaint had been handled. The case had been assigned to Madu, who found it to be without merit.
The citizen requested a copy of the case file and discovered that witnesses the file indicated had been interviewed by Madu and had not supported the complaint had in fact never been interviewed, according to the comptroller’s report.
After a deeper look at the case, the comptroller’s investigative staff found that five of the six witnesses listed in the case file had in fact never been contacted by Madu. The sixth witness could not be reached.
Madu denied the comptroller’s findings. Comptroller’s office investigators then examined Madu’s office call logs. Madu was again confronted, and on Aug. 7, 2007, admitted he had not made the calls in question and had manufactured interview notes.
Stuff like this really chaps my hide! You’re being paid by the taxpayers, to do a job, and whether out of pure laziness or total incompetence, you’re incapable of doing that job. Is it any wonder that no one trusts anyone having anything to do with the government…on ANY level? Just think, if he hadn’t got caught, he could be in Congress at some point in the future.
Michelle Obama told military wives faced with their husbands’ multiple tours of duty, low military pay and health care concerns that help is on its way Wednesday, as the Democratic presidential candidate deployed his wife to court military families considered vital to flipping this historically Republican state.
“Few sacrifice more to serve their country than you, and I know that too often it seems like you’re doing it on your own,” Mrs. Obama told participants in a roundtable discussion at Old Dominion University.
Stay-at-home mom Beth Robinson, 33, wife of a Marine Corps officer, emphasized that health care, housing and pay should be “not negotiable” when it comes to the government’s responsibility to take care of service members.
Honestly, I’m surprised any self respecting military wife would listen to someone like Michelle “for the first time in my life I’m proud” Obama. These women have sacrificed much for their country in support of their husbands and along comes this woman who has only recently found a reason to take pride in her nation because her husband is running for POTUS?
Britain has backed down from a previous stand that it is important to keep up communication with Jewish Israeli citizens in Judea and Samaria (Yesha), and it has blacklisted them from events at the embassy. Three Israeli citizens from areas beyond the 1949-1967 border recently were invited to attend an embassy birthday party at the ambassador’s house in honor of the birthday of Queen Elizabeth.
Senior Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiator Saeb Erekat protested, saying that “the settlements are illegal and the European policy has not changed. To invite the [representatives of] settlements to parties–I think the British government should answer this question.”
Britain (can’t call it Great anymore) is bowing to the terrorists…..again. Will the Queen show up for her party with her head covered? Better yet, how ’bout a burka?
Musharraf dominated Pakistan for eight years and became a close U.S. ally after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but ceded control of the powerful army last year and has been largely sidelined since the coalition parties trounced his allies in February parliamentary elections.
Ruling party chief Asif Ali Zardari declared the decision Thursday was “good news for democracy” in Pakistan. Announcing a joint statement alongside his coalition partners after two days of talks, he said it was “imperative” for them to move for Musharraf’s impeachment.
Policies pursued by Musharraf during his eight years in power “have brought Pakistan to a critical economic impasse,” said Zardari, the widowed husband of former premier Benazir Bhutto who took charge of her party following her assassination in December.
“His policies have weakened the federation and eroded the trust of the nation in national institutions,” Zardari added.
I’ve never considered Pakistan an ‘ally’. IMHO, I think they’ve done a great deal to undermine efforts in Afghanistan with that open border policy they seem to have. I’m wondering how much worse things will get now?
In the eight summer Olympic Games in which the kingdom has participated since 1972, it has sent a total of 166 men, and no women.
Several smaller Islamic nations have a similar record, but Saudi Arabia, as the biggest of those resisting change and a country that claims special status as the birthplace of Islam, draws the most attention.
Saudi Arabia also has a representative – a member of the royal family – on the 110-member International Olympic Committee (IOC), the governing body whose charter forbids “any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, sex or otherwise.”
Well, I’d say that someone is full of ka ka, wouldn’t you? The OIC allows countries to discriminate, because, well, they DO discriminate at home, so, why not? I’m not of the feminazi mind set. Matter of fact, you could say I was a sexist. There are men, and there are women, and we are totally different. Somehow, seeing men be as graceful as women on the gymnastics floor? I’d wonder at his orientation. The Saudis would like us to believe they are an open nation, that has made tremendous strides into the 21st century. Their treatment of women speaks loudly from the 7th century.
The preliminary hearing for a man accused of raping, assaulting and robbing a 75-year-old Jackson woman is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today.
Joe Marvin Ellison, 37, of Jackson, is being held on a $150,000 bond and a parole hold after being charged with aggravated rape, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.
What kind of low life scum rapes a 75 year old woman!
Such contests prepare grounds for more understanding between various cultures and thoughts in Islamic countries, said the Supreme Leader.
The enemies of the Islamic countries try to sow seeds of discords among Muslims to bring them to their knees, warned the Supreme Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei advised the participants to convey the Iranian nation’s message of friendship to their people.
Uh, would that be before, or after, the threat of violence?
District Court Judge Ronald Giles ordered Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to jail on Thursday for violating the terms of his bond, a decision the judge said he would have made for any “John Six-Pack” defendant before him.
The mayor made an unauthorized trip to Canada last month, leading the county prosecutor’s office to request Kilpatrick be punished and triggering the judge’s ruling.
Only minutes earlier, the mayor offered an apology to the court, telling Giles that for seven months, “I’ve been living in an incredible state of pressure and scrutiny.”
But Giles sent the mayor to jail anyway, telling him he would have given any defendant the same treatment.
Just one more example of political arrogance. If this man had any self respect, or any concern for the city he was supposedly serving, he would have resigned a LONG time ago.
“We resolutely oppose any words or actions which interfere in the internal affairs of another country in the name of issues such as human rights and religion,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Thursday in a statement on its website that was translated by the Associated Press.
The statement was published hours after Bush criticized China’s approach to freedom and rights of citizens in a speech in Thailand during a three-country tour of Asia before heading to China for Friday’s Olympic opening ceremonies.
“America stands in firm opposition to China’s detention of political dissidents, and human rights advocates and religious activists,” Bush said in Bangkok early Thursday.
“We press for openness and justice not to impose our beliefs, but to allow the Chinese people to express theirs.”
I gotta back Bush on this one. We’re importing all kinds garbage from China, pretty much supporting their economy while ours slides into the tank, and they can’t take a little criticism on the way they treat their people? Hmmm…. Why can’t we stop importing their junk until they start behaving like civilized people?
TheNextCheney.com examines the records of McCain’s suspected short list: Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota; Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida; former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts; Sen. John Thune of South Dakota; Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard; U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia; and Smith, founder and chief executive of FedEx in Memphis.
Smith and his wife, Diane, attended a July 4 barbecue at McCain’s Arizona ranch amid speculation that it was a rehearsal for the vice presidential nod.
I really….REALLY hope McFeingold will pick someone we can get behind, cuz if he doesn’t, it’s just going to be a matter of voting AGAINST B. Hussein, and not voting FOR him. With a strong conservative Veep, I’m pretty sure there will be a lot more momentum coming out of the base. From this absurd website, I’d say that the Dhimmis are starting to get desperate. Perhaps they are finally realizing they’ve been backing an empty suit? Pfft! The country would be better off if they did, but for any Dhimmi to admit a mistake would be like giving my cat a pill.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,