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Archive for 15 September 2008
Following is an excerpt from a religious program featuring Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid, which aired on Al-Majd TV on August 27, 2008:
Muhammad Al-Munajid: What is the position of Islamic law with regard to mice? The Shari’a refers to the mouse as “little corrupter,” and says it is permissible to kill it in all cases. It says that mice set fire to the house, and are steered by Satan. The mouse is one of Satan’s soldiers and is steered by him. If a mouse falls into a pot of food – if the food is solid, you should chuck out the mouse and the food touching it, and if it is liquid – you should chuck out the whole thing. Because the mouse is i-m-p-u-r-e!
According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry? Even creatures that are repulsive by nature, by logic, and according to Islamic law have become wonderful and are loved by children. Even mice. Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.
A cartoon mouse? A guy in a mouse suit running around Disney World? The logic escapes me. Ok, I realize mice can be nasty creatures, but these are animated animals, NOT real ones.
This is another one of those MUST swipes cuz it’s just way too cute!
Swiped from Newscoma.
The mayor of Galveston pleaded with residents not to return, saying the city’s resources are “stretched to the max” by Hurricane Ike’s devastation.
Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas, whose city was nearly wiped off the map 108 years ago by a hurricane and is now facing flooding, said a cruise ship will be sent to house those displaced by the storm as search and rescue operations continue.
If even the dead folks are trying to get the hell out, it’s a good indication Galveston is not a real good place to be right now!
“Sometimes the aftermath of the storm is worse than the storm itself,” Thomas said. City officials warned people to stay away from beaches because oil appeared to be floating on the water.
Galveston City Manager Steve LeBlanc said Monday that the city could no longer safely accommodate the population due to the lack of water, sewerage and gas services. He predicted it would take “days, weeks and months” to clean up the island.
“Quite frankly we are reaching a health crisis for the people who remain on the island,” LeBlanc said. At least a third of the community’s 60,000 residents remained in their homes.
At least a third obviously didn’t get the message to leave. (sarcasm) I’m not making light of the tragedy, but when you are told to leave, excuses are a dime a dozen. One had to be rescued because she was taking care of an elderly man. I’m questioning why she didn’t call for help to evacuate? How many man hours have been wasted by the people who thought staying was a good idea? How many lives have been put in danger rescuing the hardheaded?
More than 48 hours after Ike swamped the Gulf Coast, rescuers flew into a hard-to-reach area Monday and uncovered a swollen landscape: Hurricane Ike had swamped entire subdivisions, and emergency crews feared they would find more victims than survivors.
It was the first time anyone had gotten a look at the damaged resort barrier island of Bolivar Peninsula, just east of hard-hit Galveston. Homes were splintered or completely washed away in the beachfront community that is home to about 30,000 people in the peak summer season.
KHOU has a video of some of the devastation. To say it’s unbelievable is an understatement. I’m absolutely amazed anyone lived through that!
Courtesy of Mr Ol Broad.
Big flippin’ deal!
Watch this video, then shut up!
H/T: Connie via email.
For the first time, in what seems like a very long time, I ventured out, with the Mr in tow. The only time I have gone anywhere is to the doctor, the phamacy, and to get a hair whack….all in the same day. But that was a couple of weeks ago. Since then, I’ve been fairly house bound. With the Mr up in Wisconsin, I just didn’t feel it safe to wander out on my own, being all decrepit and such.
First stop……..LUNCH! What better place to go in Savannah, TN than Sweet Surrender! Sometimes, it’s easy to drive right by the place. It’s not very big, but lemme tell ya…if you are in the area weekdays around lunchtime, it is WELL worth the effort! Need directions? Just ask me!
I happened to have on my “Don’t make me blog you!” t-shirt, which got a couple of odd looks. The waitress wanted to know what a blog was, and when I tried to explain it, she said, “Oh, you mean like on the internet.” Right. Then there was a guy with his wife. He was staring at my shirt, and I just automatically said, “Internet.” He looked at me like I was nuts, and said “I KNOW what a blog is!” Well, ok, so why were you staring at my shirt? At least I’m guessing it was my shirt. Hmm…. I’m also guessing he was the yahoo who was taking up two parking places out front so we had to park around the back. Pfft!
After an excellent lunch, with desert brought home for later reference, it was off to Wally World! Oh, yippee!
Not having one of those handicap dodads hanging on my rear view mirror, I found a spot fairly close, so walking wouldn’t be a major problem. I waddled my way in, tap tapping with the cane (it’s making that sound…..honestly), I asked the elderly lady greeter if I can use one of those electric cart do-hickies. Not a problem, they had one all charged up. KEWL!
This was my first adventure with one of those things. I gotta tell ya….it was FUN! It took a few minutes to get use to, then I was off! And NO, I did NOT run into anyone. Well, except for the Mr, and only once! I’d rather not make it a habit, but hey, when walking is so painful, and ya get tuckered out from it in short order, ya do what ya gotta do, right? I especially got a kick out of the ‘back up’ beeping. Heh.
I tell ya, if the Mr hadn’t been with me, I could have managed to buy a whole lot more stuff, most of which, we don’t need. We got the essentials, TP, paper towels, paper plates, sodas, chips. You know, the kind of stuff you can buy in bulk at Wal-Mart. Ok, granted, we don’t need the popcorn balls, but hey, they were there, I was there….it was a match! I haven’t had one of those things since they forced people to stop handing the homemade type out at Halloween. They’re ok, but the homemades are MUCH better. A LOT more fattening too. Heh.
So, we got out of there a great deal faster than we would have it I had ventured out on my own. With the electric cart, I would have had to make 3 or 4 trips to get at least twice as much junk we don’t need. Good thing he was with me! Saved money too!
How pathetic is it when you think going to Wally World is an adventure? sigh….
One excellent thing I noticed while we were out and about…..no storm damage. This is a very good thing!
Several municipal clerks across the state are reporting fraudulent and duplicate voter registration applications, most of them from a nationwide community activist group working to help low- and moderate-income families.
The majority of the problem applications are coming from the group ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has a large voter registration program among its many social service programs. ACORN’s Michigan branch, based in Detroit, has enrolled 200,000 voters statewide in recent months, mostly with the use of paid, part-time employees.
Well, evidently, SOME of them don’t take the privilege of voting very seriously, so they go out of their way to perpetrate fraud. And how is this helping “low- and moderate-income families”?
“There appears to be a sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent applications,” said Kelly Chesney, spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office. “And it appears to be widespread.”
If this were just a one time thing, I could say “yes, people make mistakes”. Unfortunately, with this group, it’s a habit.
In recent years, ACORN’s voter registration programs have come under investigation in Ohio, Colorado, Missouri and Washington, with some employees convicted of voter fraud.
ACORN officials said they were looking into the problem.
“We’ll do an investigation to see what’s happening,” said David Lagstein, a spokesman for the Detroit office. “If it’s really as many as that, it warrants further investigation.”
One is too many! The intentional fraud by this particular group around the country warrants much more than ‘further investigation’. Charges should be filed on the group as a whole. They KNOW it’s happening, and they condone it.
Lagstein said ACORN’s Detroit office has hired dozens of employees for the voter registration program and that any problems likely stem from sloppiness or incompetence — not an intent to let people vote more than once.
“We’re proud of our efforts to increase voter registration, and we have aggressive training for our staff to make sure the cards are filled out appropriately,” he said.
I wonder if ACORN goes out of it’s way to “increase voter registration” for likely McCain/Palin voters? Odds are, NO!
H/T: Stop the ACLU
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I am under 45 years old,
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The Federal Reserve announced late today several steps to cope with the worst American credit crisis in decades, including broadening the types of assets that investment banks can put up to get emergency loans from the Fed.
The action came as American and foreign commercial banks were hashing out a plan to inoculate the global financial system against the possible failure of Lehman Brothers.
So, does this mean that, once again, tax payer funds will be used to “shore up markets” under the name of “loan”? Why is it, in the interest of protecting it’s citizens, the gubmint finds all kinds of new ways to screw us over?
U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., today introduced a Congressional resolution honoring the late soul musician and Memphian Isaac Hayes as “a passionate humanitarian.”
In a prepared statement, Cohen said: “Isaac Hayes was a dear friend and supporter and I miss him profoundly. He departed much too soon but left behind a remarkable musical legacy as well as a host of friends and a loving family. Isaac’s artistic contributions, his encouragement of his fellow musicians and his support of young people will secure his place in history.”
A floor debate on the resolution is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.
(I must have missed this last week.) Now, no offense to Mr Hayes, or the good Reps for that matter, but for the love of pete! We have an energy crisis, a credit crisis, a security crisis, etc., and THIS is what they are spending time on? Do these people have any idea what their JOB really is? No wonder this is the WORST Congress EVER! They spend all their time on useless resolutions, and nothing ever gets accomplished.
Britain’s Royal Mail is under fire over a decision to honor a birth control pioneer and eugenicist who shared views on racial purity with the Nazis.
Marie Stopes is one of six female pioneers commemorated in a series of postage stamps named “Women of Distinction,” which will be on sale from mid-October.
Pro-life campaigners are outraged at the decision, given the controversies surrounding Stopes, who died in 1958.
You have GOT to be kidding! I didn’t think it was possible for me to LOSE even more respect for the Brits.
During the 115-day trial, prosecutors accused the group, led by the Muslim cleric Abdul Benbrika, of plotting to use weapons and explosives to attack critical sites, including the cricket stadium and railway stations, with the intention of causing large-scale casualties.
Benbrika, born in Algeria, was found guilty of leading the terror cell, knowingly being part of a terrorist group and of “possessing a thing, namely a compact disc, connected with preparation of a terrorist act, knowing of that connection.”
Prosecutors said the group was bent on waging violent jihad, and in court they played secretly recorded tapes of Benbrika talking to another of the accused, Abdullah Merhi, in which Benbrika says they are planning “something big” that would involve more than “one, or two or three” deaths.
Other than minor incidents, the Aussies have been lucky. I pray it stays that way.
Oil prices plunged to a seven-month low Monday as the Gulf Coast energy infrastructure appeared relatively unharmed after Hurricane Ike and traders bet that Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy could ignite a massive liquidation of commodities.
Oh goody. Does this mean that people will switch off “panic mode” now? Jiminy crickets! Now that that crisis has past, can we talk about building refineries AWAY from the Gulf? Insert a little common sense maybe? Can we let companies rise and fall on their own merit, just like good capitalists, or are we gonna continue the in the socialist mode, and have gubmint (read taxpayer) prop up every little squeaky wheel?
In an article for the Sunday Times, Mr Gardiner wrote: “The public has stopped listening to Gordon Brown.
“He is not a popular prime minister, but he would continue to have my support if he showed sound judgment, international leadership and political vision.
“Instead we have vacillation, loss of international credibility and timorous political manoeuvres that the public cannot understand.”
British politics is quite confusing. If Brown sucks, which in my opinion, he does, then what is the problem? So, there are some in Parliament who don’t actually support him, and THEY get the boot? I don’t get it.
A suicide bomber struck a United Nations convoy Sunday in southern Afghanistan, killing two Afghan doctors on their way to provide polio vaccinations to children, together with their driver. The attack also injured five guards and 10 passers-by.
Separately, at least six children were killed while playing with what Afghan authorities said was a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban and aimed at foreign troops. Abdul Rahim Daisiwal, the chief of Andar district, said more than a dozen other children were injured by the blast.
They murder doctors who want to help their children. They murder children. I’d say it was time to do some carpet bombing. Or, create a large glass field. The people themselves are allowing the Taliban to encroach on their lives again, and if that’s what they want….fine. Take ‘em ALL out!
Chinese police arrested two brothers suspected of adding a dangerous chemical to milk they sold to a company that produced infant formula that killed two babies and sickened more than 1,200 others, officials and state media reported Monday.
The two brothers, surnamed Geng, run a milk collection center in Hebei province and are accused of adding melamine, a chemical used in plastics, to the milk to make it appear higher in protein, the official Xinhua News Agency said. They sold about three tons of contaminated milk a day, the report said, citing Hebei police spokesman Shi Guizhong.
Chinese investigators say melamine may have been added to the milk to fool quality tests after water was added to fraudulently increase the milk’s volume. Melamine is rich in nitrogen and standard tests for protein in food ingredients measure nitrogen levels.
What kind of sick SOBs intentionally poisons babies? Perhaps the same type of person who has no problem with allowing a baby to die in a soiled laundry room?
As the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through Middle Tennessee on Sunday, the strong winds knocked down a tree and killed two men at the Hermitage Golf Course.
The men in a golf cart were trapped under the tree about 9 a.m. near the 16th hole, according to Nashville Fire Department spokesman Ricky Brown.
Paramedics had to remove the tree to get to the men and extricated them within six minutes, but they were already dead, Brown said.
Insane! Yesterday was not a good day for golf. Period.
“Every day that passes without coming to an agreement with the Palestinians is one more day that, in the future, we’ll be sorry for, and I say this as a man who once thought differently and fought [for different opinions],” the prime minister said during a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
“There is no magic charm which will produce an agreement – the price is very heavy,” he continued. “My feeling is that a territorial price will bring us closer.”
“We need to emphasize this with honesty and courage. I think that the price is less than what would need to be paid if we didn’t have an agreement,” Olmert said.
Obviously, the pressures of office have taken their toll on Olmert’s sanity! It takes TWO sides to make peace. He can give up the whole flippin’ country, and it won’t bring peace. Appeasing the terrorists will embolden them, NOT bring peace.
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9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;