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Archive for 17 September 2008
It’s another election season, so that means it’s time for Democrats to start uttering wild malapropisms about the Bible to pretend they believe in God!
In 2000, we had Al Gore inverting a Christian parable into something nearly satanic. Defending his nutty ideas about the Earth during one of the debates, Gore said: “In my faith tradition, it’s written in the book of Matthew, where your heart is, there is your treasure also.” And that, he said, is why we should treasure the environment.
First of all, people who say “faith tradition” instead of “religion” are always phony-baloney, “Christmas and Easter”-type believers.
Swiped from Stop the ACLU
Mr Spot has been sneezing quite a bit recently, more so than his normal self. This morning I got up to find spewed blood on that back of the toilet seat (his favorite water bowl), and being the kitty mom I am, I called the vet. They managed to work him in this morning, and the Mr corraled him, got him in the carrier, and off they went.
An hour later, they come home, Mr Spot being ecstatice, and it seems he might have some kind of upper respiratory infection. We have to give him some liquid antibiotics and half a pill of something, twice a day. Oh yippee! sigh…. If you’ve ever given a cat a pill, you can imagine my enthusiasm.
We got the liquid in him without too much fuss, but still had that pill to give him. The Mr had him all wrapped up in a towel, so this shouldn’t be TOO difficult, should it?
We have a pill shooter, that is SUPPOSE to make the process a bit easier. HUMPH! So, there’s the Mr, hanging on to Mr Spot, wrapped in a towel, making sure those back claws don’t do anymore damage than they’ve already done. I pry his mouth open……..SHOOT! No score. sigh…. So, I loaded the shooter again, took aim……..TWO POINTS!
And then the fun starts. What the vet failed to mention was the side effect of this particular pill:
In all fairness, she did tell the Mr that Benedryl will make cats foam at the mouth. What she didn’t mention was that the pill IS Benedryl.
Welp, this was about as much fun as the Mr could handle. He promptly left to go pull weeds, or do some trimming, or hide in his man cave, or something.
Posted in The Tennessean this morning:
I never was much of a Mickey Mouse fan. Growing up I enjoyed the Looney Tunes cartoons featuring such characters as Bugs Bunny, Sylvester and Yosemite Sam. But if those cartoons were all we had to worry about I think we would be in great shape now!
But don’t say that to Muhammad ad Al-Munajid. He is a former diplomat who once served in the in the the Saudi embassy in Washington. He has condemned Mickey Mouse and other cartoons. According to Muhammad, Islmaic law sees a mouse as a “repulsive, corrupting creature”. He says that children see the mice as lovable and love the cartoons. He blames such shows as Tom and Jerry and Mickey Mouse as corrupting Islamic children.
Here is a question for you Muhammad. How can an animated mouse be corruptible? The only thing I see as corruptible is the venom that some spew to their children urging them at a young age to hate and kill Jews and Christians simply for being Jews and Christians. Children by nature enjoy animation and they love animals. Cartoons such as Mickey Mouse can be good learning tools for children. It shows them how to play, how to be kind to each other and how to deal with others. How sad that you wish to condemn that which takes children away from your world of death to those who don’t believe the way you do.
Go get ‘em Mickey!
A 20-year-old U.S. Marine Reservist from El Paso was found shot and killed in Juárez last week, possibly at the hands of police there, his family said Tuesday.
Lance Corp. Gustavo Zubia-Lopez, a 2006 Canutillo High School graduate, was beaten, shot and killed Sept. 10 after a minor fender bender with a police vehicle, Zubia-Lopez’s mother, Ernestina Rodriguez, said Tuesday, hours after she buried her son at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Victor Hugo Delgado, the husband of Zubia-Lopez’s cousin, was also shot and killed.
“Nobody in Juárez wants to help me” find answers, Rodriguez said at her Northeast El Paso home.
Rodriguez said her son had gone to Juárez that day to get the brakes on his truck fixed. He and Delgado were last seen around 10 p.m. after Zubia-Lopez struck a police vehicle. Rodriguez said police initially let her son and Delgado go, but a few minutes later the two were surrounded by at least four police cars and taken into custody.
Rodriguez learned about her son the next day when she was watching a Juárez TV station’s newscast and recognized the clothes on a body wrapped in a white sheet during a report on two bodies found on a Juárez street.
Isn’t it way past time for some action? Screw Iraq! Screw Afghanistan! Send our Marines into Mexico! Let them clean up the mess BOTH governments have created, and build that freakin’ fence! This crap is spilling over the borders, Mexican military holding Border Agents at gunpoint, drug dealers wandering in and out at will, thousands of illegals crossing over to milk the U.S. system for all it’s worth. All the while, both governments sit around with their heads up their collective asses and do NOTHING!
“But we can’t hurt their wittle feelings!” BS! I want more than feelings hurt!
Troopergate Investigator Stephen Branchflower has been slapped with two lawsuits, one by a group of Alaskan residents who believe his inquiry represents an abuse of their tax dollars and the other by five Republican lawmakers who called Branchflower’s tactics “McCarthyistic.”
Both suits were filed at the Third Judicial District in Anchorage on Tuesday.
Citizens Robert Bettishworth, James Dodson, Seth Church, David Eichler, Thomas Temple and Alan Simmons complained the $100,000 allocated to determine whether Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin abused her power in firing of a political appointee is “a statutorily unauthorized waste of public monies.”
The citizen suit raised doubts about Branchflower’s neutrality, citing public statements from the investigator’s “Project Director” Democratic Sen. Hollis French.
French, who is actively supporting Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy, handpicked Branchflower to conduct an investigation to determine whether Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin violated ethics rules in firing Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. French has publicly said he expects Branchflower’s inquiry to culminate in an “October surprise” that would hurt Palin’s chances of becoming vice president in November.
If anyone thought this so called investigation was anything other than a fishing expedition by the Dhimmis, delusional is an understatement.
I think this is citizens finally fighting back again the obvious abuse of their elected officials, and it’s GREAT! We should ALL start fighting back, and there’s a LONG list of abuses all over the country.
Fearing a financial crisis worldwide, the Federal Reserve reversed course on Tuesday and agreed to an $85 billion bailout that would give the government control of the troubled insurance giant American International Group.
The decision, only two weeks after the Treasury took over the federally chartered mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is the most radical intervention in private business in the central bank’s history.
I can see the glee of the socialists dancing in the street. “Yippe!” One thing though, the Federal Reserve is NOT actually a part of the federal gubmint and they seem now to have an even bigger monopoly of the nation’s finances.
It turns out recycling a used computer could be worse for the planet than just throwing it away.
That’s the premise of a congressional hearing today, when congressmen are expected to hear that computers collected through recycling drives are often shipped overseas, where they are stripped for metal, exposing laborers and nearby residents to toxins.
Why am I not surprised that no one bothered to check into this sort of thing BEFORE they insisted you recycle…..EVERYTHING? I wonder how many other things we recycle is doing more harm than good?
Motorists lucky enough to find Houston-area gas stations pumping still face long lines, but the links in the energy supply chain are coming back to life bit by bit after Hurricane Ike.
At least three of 14 refineries shut down for the storm that walloped the Gulf Coast energy complex are looking to start back up in the coming days — Exxon Mobil’s Baytown, Shell Deer Park and ConocoPhillips’ Sweeny plant. More are expected to follow suit as power is restored and processing units are evaluated.
Gasoline terminals that had been idled by lack of power have come online, ready to fill tanker trucks headed to restock dry stations — though they could have to resort to some rationing until refineries are back in business.
The problem isn’t just in Houston. There are stations here in TN running out of gas, and doin’ a bit of gouging while their at it! Time for a reality check. If you don’t need gas….say you’ve got a half tank or more, don’t go get in those lines. One thing, you’re wasting gas while idling, another thing, you might be taking fuel needed for an ambulance somewhere else. If you don’t NEED to go somewhere, don’t go. Give them time to get the fuel distributed. It’s called patience. Learn it. Live it. Contrary to what many folks seem to believe, the world doesn’t give a flip if they have a hot lunch date waiting across town. Your life isn’t in the balance, but someone else’s might be.
A little-known benefit for Nashville’s 40-member part-time legislative body is taxpayer-subsidized health insurance — for life. Council members can carry the benefit even after they leave the legislative body, as long as they serve for parts of two straight terms and have the insurance while in office.
Are they freakin’ kidding???? Where else can you go for a PART TIME job, and get any kind of health insurance? For LIFE???? Oh no. I would seriously suggest that the folks in Nashville do a clean sweep of those yahoos, and get that changed immediately. What a bunch of weasels!
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has canceled an appearance at an anti-Iran rally in New York next week after organizers blindsided her by inviting Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, aides to the senator said Tuesday.
What’s the matter Hillary? Afraid to be upstaged by that young upstart from Alaska?? You know, that one who is shattering the glass ceiling?
Barack Obama partied with Hollywood celebrities Tuesday night and with the help of Oscar-winning singer and actress Barbra Streisand raised an eye-popping $9 million for his presidential campaign and the Democratic Party.
The night was split into two glitzy events, a reception and dinner costing $28,500 each at the Greystone Mansion, followed by entertainment by Streisand at the nearby Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. About 250-300 people were expected at the dinner and about 800 at the entertainment, which cost $2,500 a ticket.
Gee, let’s see. B. Hussein’s campaign is saying John McCain is out of touch because he’s not addicted to email. BO spends the evening with people who earn millions playing make believe for a living. WHO is out of touch? (I just threw a few more bucks into the McCain/Palin coffers. How ’bout you pony up a few too? )
A tornado sounded a virtual death knell for the struggling Hickory Ridge Mall earlier this year, but now the mall could become the city’s newest real estate asset.
According to a resolution on Tuesday’s City Council agenda, the city’s general services division wants to buy and renovate the mall for a city “satellite office” that would likely contain a Memphis fire and police dispatch center, among other offices.
The project, including acquisition, construction, engineering and design, would cost $8.7 million, funded by general obligation bonds. The city says it will spend $6.25 million to buy the property and the rest to rehab it.
Well, first off, when they say 6.25 million, what they mean is twice that. It is a gubmint body after all. I don’t know. If this was an efficiently run entity, I’d say go for it. But with all the financial problems that have been plaguing Memphis, is it really such a good idea to put a whole city further into debt? Are they taking their cues from the fed’ral gubmint or something?
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin does not stand for women and women’s rights, said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, at a press conference Tuesday.
That’s largely why the foundation opposes the McCain-Palin ticket, said Smeal, and supports the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Ya know, I’m getting pretty sick of these militant……females claiming to speak for women. NO, they don’t! And they damn sure don’t speak for me! Nor do they speak for any woman I know! Just because they hate men doesn’t mean all women do as well. Just because they somehow got it into their distorted little minds that women are exactly the same as men, doesn’t make it so! Negative on women’s issues? Not even close bimbo. Sarah Palin IS women’s issues. She does it all, and you can’t stand it. (insert five letter word here)
Just my 2 cents.
A car bomb exploded Wednesday at the front gate of the U.S. embassy in the capital of Yemen, killing at least 16 and injuring a number of others. Among the killed were six terrorists, six embassy guards and six civilians, and so far there have been no reports of casualties among the embassy staff.
According to a Yemeni security official, there were two car bombs, confirming a report of two separate explosions from Ryan Gliha, the embassy’s spokesman. In addition, volleys of heavy gunfire were heard for 10 minutes following the blasts.
It is not clear whether the embassy itself sustained damage, but the Yemeni official said that the blasts damaged several homes nearby. At least seven Yemeni citizens sustained injuries according to local medical officials, who identified them as residents of a housing complex near the embassy.
Is it time to send Yemen back to the stone age? Do these animals not have a clue they are not helping their so called cause by murdering civilians? Is this really an effective way to bring people to their side? I wouldn’t think so, but insanity seems to run deep in those parts.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.