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Archive for 2 September 2008
Been watching Fred Thompson’s speech at the convention. I sure hope it’ll be on YouTube in the not too distant future! Cuz if you missed it, you missed one HELL of a speech!
Why couldn’t he be this animated when he was running?
And I’ll be darned if I didn’t see a second person there I actually know again tonight. Last night, it was Jennie, tonight it was Mary. Both terrific ladies with the WI Republican Women!
A US court today announced the indictment of Pakistani-born, US-educated scientist Aafia Siddiqui, 36, for allegedly attacking US agents as a member of the Al-Qaeda terror network.
Siddiqui was arrested in the central Afghan town of Ghazni on July 17 by Afghan police who said they believed she had been planning a suicide attack.
US officials have described her as a “treasure trove” of information on Al-Qaeda.
Siddiqui is facing charges of attempting to murder the Americans. Her lawyers allege the incident was invented as a pretext to bring her to US territory. She was on a 2004 US list of suspects linked to Al-Qaeda.
Her arrest was the first time in five years she had been seen publicly and her family and lawyers allege she had been held captive since disappearing in Pakistan in 2003, possibly in a secret US or allied prison.
Speculation about where she’s been? Who gives a happy crap! She won’t be attacking anymore Americans. I’d like to know why the Afghans didn’t just shoot her? Save us all a lot of hassle from the lefty yahoos.
Courtesy of Brat, some oldies but goodies.
WOMAN’S PERFECT BREAKFAST
She’s sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.
Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.
Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.
Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.
And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.
“Cash, check or charge?” I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.
As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
“So, do you always carry your TV remote?” I asked.
“No,” she replied, “but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.”
UNDERSTANDING WOMEN (A MAN’S PERSPECTIVE).
I know I’m not going to understand women.
I’ll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.
While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, “It is essential that husbands and wives know each others likes and dislikes.”
He addressed the man, “Can you name your wife’s favorite flower?”
Tom leaned over, touched his wife’s arm gently and whispered, “It’s Pillsbury, isn’t it?
CIGARETTES AND TAMPONS
A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up & down the aisles.
The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him.
He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife.
She directs him down the correct aisle.
A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter.
She says, confused, “Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife?
He answers, “You see, it’s like this, yesterday, I sent my wife to the store to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolling papers; cause it’s sooo-ooo–oo-ooo much cheaper. So, I figure if I have to roll my own ………. so does she.”
(I figure this guy is the one on the milk carton!)
WIFE VS. HUSBAND
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.
An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, “Relatives of yours?”
“Yep,” the wife replied, “in-laws.”
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day…30,000 to a man’s 15,000.
The wife replied, “The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men…
The husband then turned to his wife and asked, “What?”
A man said to his wife one day, “I don’t know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.”
“The wife responded, “Allow me to explain. God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me;
God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!”
WHO DOES WHAT
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, “You should do it because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee.”
The husband said, “You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.”
Wife replies, “No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.”
Husband replies, “I can’t believe that, show me.”
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says ……… “HEBREWS”
THE SILENT TREATMENT
A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment.
Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:0 0 AM for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, “Please wake me at 5:00 AM .” He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn’t wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.
The paper said, “It is 5:00 AM Wake up.”
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.
God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece.
So, I’m snooping around the blogosphere, as I do when I have so many things that should be done, and I come across a post at Gribbit’s World that just about floored me.
Why? Well, he references this little gem from an obvious moonbat ‘columnist’ at the Philadelphia Daily News.
Other than the usual half truths, and complete fabrications that are the stock and trade of the far left, there was this:
If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness – and hopelessness!
Uh….I beg your pardon? Is this lunatic actually advocating for a war? Between races?
As Gribbit says:
It seems to me that if the African-American community fails to accept the loss of Barack Hussein Obama in a civil manner, then perhaps this nation is not ready for an African-American as President. Threats cannot determine the outcome of this election. For if they do the nation cannot survive.
…..for this sticker!
Cafe Press has some good stuff, don’cha think?
Pfft! For $109.95, they better have the candidate deliver them personally! With roses and chocolate!
As we all know, the juveniles at Koz Kids started a vicious rumor about Sarah Palin and her little boy, Trig. This article from The Anchorage Daily News put it to rest!
Palins’ child diagnosed with Down syndrome (22 April 2008)
Gov. Sarah Palin was back at work Monday in Anchorage, holding a meeting on the proposed natural gas pipeline three days after giving birth to her fifth child.
She and her husband, Todd, showed their new baby, Trig Paxson Van Palin, to a few reporters and photographers and answered questions about his condition and the sooner-than-expected delivery.
Trig has Down syndrome, a genetic abnormality that affects a child’s intellectual and physical development, the governor confirmed.
“When we first heard, it was kind of confusing,” Palin, 44, said. She called the revelation “very, very challenging” and said she initially felt sad.
Read the whole article. The next time one of the moonbats starts some crap, explain to them, as politely as possible, age is a big factor in Downs. Even that moron, Alan Colmes, had the good sense to take down his column questioning the Governor’s pregnancy. What a putz!
Due to a serious lack of Obama ‘toons today…..this is it! sigh…
Hurricane Gustav weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday but Louisiana authorities urged the nearly 2 million residents who fled the Gulf Coast ahead of the storm to wait a few days before returning home.
Authorities in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes pleaded with residents to give them a chance to clear the streets, assess damage and get power restored before they come home.
I’m sure the folks in Terrebonne Parrish would be happy to know they were “spared”. Pfft! Why does the MSM think the only place on the Gulf is NOLA?
Werlien Prosperie, 73, a restaurant owner and Cajun bandleader, has only one explanation for why he stayed in his place of business as Hurricane Gustav roared toward this south Louisiana working-class town.
“It’s 40 percent stupidity and 60 percent Cajun,” said Prosperie, who spent his day watching a storefront across the street get blown in and a gas station a half-block away crumble.
Well, there ya go! He said himself!
The U.S. coalition says its probe into allegations of civilian deaths in western Afghanistan this month has found that 30 to 35 Taliban militants and seven civilians were killed.
The finding disputes a preliminary U.N. report and claims by the Afghan government that around 90 civilians were killed during a U.S.-led operation in the village of Azizabad on Aug. 22.
An Afghan man looks on burning materials set ablaze by angry villagers after a raid by foreign and Afghan forces conducted by U.S. troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
No conclusive photos or videos to back the claim of 90 dead have emerged.
The U.S. probe says the “intensity” of incoming fire justified the forceful response.
GASP! You mean the Useless Numnuts LIES???? What a shocker! (insert massive dripping sarcasm here)
The Taleban repeatedly attacked the forces protecting the convoy, but were overwhelmed and lost more than 200 men, according to British officials. Nato forces reported only one injury — a British soldier whose pelvis was crushed under a vehicle.
It was British troops’ biggest “route clearance” operation since the Second World War, according to Lieutenant-Colonel Dave Wilson of the 23rd Engineer Regiment, who oversaw the clearing of mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from the route.
It was also their biggest operation since they deployed in Afghanistan as part of a US-led invasion that toppled the Taleban government to punish it for shielding Osama bin Laden in late 2001. And it represents a turning point in Afghanistan’s biggest reconstruction project — the restoration of the Kajaki dam — amid growing public frustration at the slow pace of development since then.
Congratulation Brits! Sincerely. But I wonder, how long it will be before the cave dwelling Neanderthals destroy what has been gained?
Farmers in “America’s Salad Bowl” are turning into hunters — stalking wild pigs, rabbits and deer — to keep E. coli and other harmful bacteria out of their fields.
It’s part of an intense effort to prevent another disaster like the 2006 spinach contamination that killed three people, sickened 200 and cost the industry $80 million in lost sales.
YIKES! Someone call PETA! They’re whacking Thumper and Bambi! Umm….when’s lunch?
Tennessee’s first female chief justice committed to law and ‘moment’
State Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder has practiced law in Tennessee since 1980, but, as a former Pennsylvanian, she wasn’t practiced at first in how to speak “southern.”
Holder was elected to a Circuit Court judgeship in 1990, and lawyer David Caywood says she confided she was having trouble “dealing with what I’ll call some ‘older Southern male lawyers’ in her courtroom. I suggested she go buy a book called ‘How to Talk Southern,’” says Caywood.
Holder says Caywood’s advice helped until she returned to the Pittsburgh area for a visit and told friends she “felt like I’d been rode hard and put up wet. They looked at me like I was crazy.”
Heh. I know the feeling. Y’know, I think I bought the Mr a book like that. Gonna have to dig it out.
The National Education Association has launched a $50 million campaign to put Sen. Barack Obama in the White House, but nevertheless it is praising Sen. John McCain’s pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate — partly because she opposed school vouchers when she ran for governor.
Crap! I knew she was too good to be true! sigh… Well, maybe we can change her mind about vouchers?
Al-Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, narrowly escaped capture during a raid in the tribal region of Mohmand, near the Afghan border, Pakistan’s top security official told journalists in Islamabad.
The head of Pakistan’s security, Rahman Malik, claimed his men came within a whisker of arresting al-Zawahiri (photo). But the the mountainous terrain with its rabbit’s warren of narrow mountain paths had enabled al-Zawahiri to slip away, he said.
Al-Zawahiri is moving between Pakistan’s tribal areas and the Afghan provinces of Konar and Bakita, Malik said, adding that security forces were on his trail.
I’d much rather see him in small pieces, along with his best bud Bin Laden, kind of like what they did to 3,000 Americans, than captured.
Maria Martinez’ attempt to land a cafeteria job at a suburban Dallas hospital got her arrested, jailed and deported.
Martinez used a counterfeit social security on her application to Trinity Medical Center, but her relatives and supporters wonder whether the hospital overreacted by calling the police.
One down, millions to go!
Iranian officials have boasted of their homegrown arms industry in recent days, including claims that they develop their own missiles and export weapons to more than 50 countries.
Speaking with reporters on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said, “Our missile and technical capabilities completely depend on Iranian scientific know-how.” He further stated that Tehran is developing its defense capabilities within the framework of international norms.
Considering their recent photoshop fiasco, I wouldn’t put a whole lot of stock in their ‘technical capabilities’. They still need to be turned into a large field of glass. They ARE dangerous!
IRI’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that there was no option to take over the Zionist regime but to challenge the regime with political and intellectual issues.
Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a visit with Omar Karami, a senior Lebanese figure.
Ahmadinejad said that the regime was established to help the west to dominate the world of Islam and that the regime was commissioned to unleash threats, occupation, aggression and terror in the Muslim world.
Once again, Ahmadinnerjacket proves he is certifiably insane!
1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.