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Archive for 16 September 2008
With the Republican presidential and vice presidential nominees in the Mahoning Valley today for a rally, two local Democratic state legislators said they believe a main reason polls show a tight race is because of racist voters.
“Race — that’s the only reason people in the Valley won’t vote for him,” said state Rep. Thomas Letson of Warren, D-64th, about Barack Obama, his party’s presidential nominee. “There are 1,000 reasons to vote for Obama and one reason why you won’t — race.”
“Staunch Republicans” who make up 35 percent to 40 percent of the population would never vote for a Democrat regardless of race, Letson said.
It is the independents, the “swing voters” and Democrats who are or will support Republican John McCain who are the “racists,” Letson and state Rep. Robert F. Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, said.
No, no and NO! His race has nothing….I repeat NOTHING, to do with why a large portion of the population will not vote for BO. For his yahoo to even claim such an absurd thing says a lot about how scared the Dems are these days. Crying ‘racist’ shows to what depth some will go. It also reiterates that those who shout it the loudest are likely the most guilty!
H/T: Walt via Facebook
An Oklahoma man driving without a license picked the wrong time to lose his patience.
Dodge County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Roy Jaster was driving his squad on North Center Street in Beaver Dam at 2:38 p.m. Sept. 12 when he observed a subject following him very closely, according to a press release.
Jaster was operating at the posted speed limit but sensed the other motorist was in a hurry, according to the release. The deputy signaled and made a right turn and the other driver, as he drove by, proceeded to give Jaster the “one-fingered wave.”
Jaster and a Beaver Dam Police Department officer stopped the car. The driver, 34, was operating with a suspended driver’s license and had open intoxicants in the vehicle, according to the release.
“One would think that if you do not have a valid driver’s license and have open intoxicants in the vehicle, you may not want to attract attention to yourself,” said Jaster.
Beaver Dam police handled the citations.
Can we say……stooooopid?
I’m so crushed.
H/T: American and Proud
Through Barbara at Faultline USA, I came across something that has me completely baffled.
I’m scratching my head, wondering, what on earth do they believe in? Of course, I had to look!
From their Home page:
We are young, committed Christian believers – evangelicals and mainliners, Catholics and everyone in between – who support Barack Obama. We want to stand up for those who Jesus stood for, the poor and the hungry, the lonely and the hopeless. And we want to unite behind a candidate who’s not ashamed of his faith, and is ready to break down walls.
Excuse me while I pick my chin up off the floor!
Honestly, I don’t know what has been fed to these deluded children, but it ain’t Christianity. At least not from the Bible. Perhaps it’s been some Oprah style babble?
A “candidate who’s not ashamed of his faith” doesn’t usually attend a church, whose pastor preached hatred, for 20 years, then throw that pastor under the bus when it became politically expedient. Standing up for those who Jesus stood for? I wasn’t aware that Christ advocated that the gubmint take care of you, or your neighbors. He taught us to be responsible, not the gubmint. It’s called giving freely, not having it stolen from you to support some crack head.
Yes, He teaches us to “love our neighbor”, but he does NOT teach us to condone sin. (See Matthew 22:36-40)
So, boys and girls, just what is it you belive in? Obama or the REAL Messiah?
Oh, and if you scan the site, you’ll notice that all comments have been turned off. I guess they’re afraid someone might actually point out their delusions, and they’d have to see reality….Barack Hussein Obama is NOT a Christian. Evangelical Christians don’t kill babies, aren’t socialists, and are more than willing to give a hand up (as opposed to the nonstop hand out).
Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of ‘shouts’ from other Digg users. If I like what I read, or sometimes, even if I don’t agree with the posting, I will ‘digg’. Not a problem. What I’d like to know is, these are the same people I send ‘shouts’ to, and very rarely, if ever, do I get a digg in return. I send out so few, it’s not like I’m asking for much.
So, here’s the deal. I will no longer being digging anyone’s shouts, other than those who are regular diggers of mine. That’s it, plain and simple. No muss, no fuss.
It’s not about the numbers. It’s called common courtesy.
The wrenching reshaping of Wall Street — which over the weekend included the demise of one big firm and the sale of another — also pushed the value of the dollar lower. It sent the price of crude oil below $100 a barrel for the first time since Feb. 15 as traders bet a global downturn would reduce the demand for energy.
Wall Street’s biggest shakeout since the Great Depression stems from a collapse in housing prices, which spread losses among firms that bet on securities linked to mortgages. Twice in the past year, regulators intervened to save financial firms and prevent further erosion in the housing markets. But over the weekend, officials drew the line at rescuing the storied investment bank Lehman Brothers, which yesterday filed for bankruptcy protection.
I honestly wish people would stop panicking! Y’know, this all seems just a bit too manipulated to me. That, and seriously incompetent boobs at the head of all these companies that are going in the crapper.
A security guard was seriously injured when he was shot by armed robbers as he delivered cash to a supermarket today.
The man, aged in his 30s, was attacked as he carried cash from his Group 4 Securicor van outside the Tesco superstore in Tring, Hertfordshire.
A bystander, aged in his 20s, also suffered gunshot wounds as he attempted to intervene in the 7.30am raid.
Police said the security guard was seriously injured and was undergoing urgent medical treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
I thought guns were ban in Britain? No guns, no gun crime, right? Hmmm… I really hope the two young men will be ok.
Rep. Charles Rangel is set to return to Capitol Hill for private meetings with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of his powerful tax-writing committee as he tries to deal with ethics questions surrounding his finances.
Republicans have called for Mr. Rangel to be removed from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee over unreported income and unpaid taxes on his beach house in the Dominican Republic.
Ms. Pelosi has to date resisted those demands. She and Mr. Rangel are scheduled to meet this evening. Separately, members of Mr. Rangel’s committee are also scheduled to meet, according to congressional staffers who spoke on condition of anonymity because the scheduled meetings are private.
Oh hell yeah he should be removed! If the clown who helps writes the tax jibberish doesn’t understand he has to actually PAY his taxes, then he has NO business being head of said committee. That’s like putting a plumber in charge of a neurology department! (No insult intended towards plumbers!)
The revelation last week that tiny eight-legged animals survived exposure to the harsh environment of space on an Earth-orbiting mission is further support for the idea that simple life forms could travel between planets.
This idea, called panspermia, is not new. It holds that the seeds of life are everywhere, and that microbial life on Earth could have traveled here from Mars or even from another star system, and then evolved into the plethora of species seen today. In essence, we may all be Martians.
John McCain’s health plan won’t lower the ranks of the uninsured. Barack Obama’s fails to curb the soaring cost of health care, meaning initial gains in helping more people buy health insurance would eventually be undermined.
Simple solution? Get the hell out of the health care business! That is NOT the job of the fed’ral gubmint! Never should have gotten involved to begin with, and they sure as hell shouldn’t try to fix what they created. Let the experts deal with health care, and you two yahoos deal with national security and roads!
Pakistan’s military has ordered its forces to open fire if U.S. troops launch another air or ground raid across the Afghan border, an army spokesman said Tuesday.
The orders, which come in response to a highly unusual Sept. 3 ground attack by U.S. commandos, are certain to heighten tension between Washington and a key ally against terrorism.
Ally? Not from all I’ve seen and read. Seems to me they are allied with al Qaeda and the Taliban. Hmmm….wonder if BO was right, we do need to bomb ‘em. /snark
Hamas forces raided a complex in which members of the Doghmush clan live, killing ten, including a baby. A Hamas policeman and a bystander were also killed in the Monday night-Tuesday morning violence, which included use of a mortar shell cannon.
Dozens of people on both sides were injured.
The raid was precipitated by a Doghmush shooting attack on Monday at a group of Hamas men, in which a Hamas policeman was killed. Hamas forces attempting to arrest the shooter and his accomplices encircled the complex, and the battle ensued after the wanted men refused to give themselves up.
I honestly don’t care about a bunch of dead terrorists. If Shalit’s kidnapper was killed, where is Shalit? And why the hell is the Israeli government giving money to Hamas??????
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said in an advisory opinion Wednesday that schools don’t have a duty to verify the citizenship status of potential students they admit. The state’s higher education director earlier this year ordered schools to check the immigration status of potential students.
Someone please explain to me why I had to produce a birth certificate when I was admitted to college, many moons ago? Why my daughter and granddaughters had to produce BCs? But NOT illegals? Somehow, I’m missing something here!
David Petraeus, the American general who presided over Iraq’s pullback from the brink of all-out civil war, relinquished his command today to Gen. Ray Odierno under a cascade of official thank-yous.
In an elaborate ceremony in a marble-lined rotunda of a former Saddam Hussein palace on the outskirts of the capital, Petraeus handed off to Odierno the responsibility for leading U.S. and coalition forces at a stage in the still-unpopular war that appears far more hopeful than when Petraeus assumed command 20 months ago.
The one bright spot to this whole mess! I hope Odierno has as good, if not better, success in his position. (A note to the feckless media: NO war is popular! They aren’t fought for popularity.)
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a crowd of people during an iftar in the Iraqi province of Diyala on Monday, killing at least 20 people and wounding around 30, a top military officer said. General Abdel Karim al-Rubaie, the commander of Iraqi troops in Diyala, north of Baghdad, said the attack was in the town of Bala Druz, south of the provincial capital Baquba. He said the bomber blew herself up at around 7:30 pm when people had gathered to break the Ramadan fast at the home of a detainee who was released from a US military prison on Sunday.
Forget what I said previously. Blow ‘em to Allah! This is getting ridiculous. People who are so enamored with death and murder don’t deserve life!
Once dependent on American support to keep his job, Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has consolidated power and is asserting his independence, sharply reducing Washington’s influence over the future of Iraq.
Iraq’s police and army now operate virtually on their own, and with Washington’s mandate from the United Nations to provide security here expiring in less than four months, Maliki is insisting on imposing severe limits on the long-term U.S. military role, including the withdrawal of American forces from all cities by June.
Wasn’t that the whole intent? That they should be independent? As far as I’m concerned, they can spiral into the pits of hell on their own!
And that’s my 2 cents!
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.