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Archive for 18 September 2008
I just had to add commonsensicalcat to my blogroll.
Go take a look around. I’m sure you’ll figure out why.
Just announced on the local news: Alaska office of FBI has contacted the FBI in Memphis.
OH, and you jackasses who have been calling TN state Rep Kernell’s office? Knock it off! You are sinking to a level that is unacceptable!
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reviewing complaints from both Americans and Canadians about a Web site columnist who recently described Sarah Palin’s supporters as “white trash,” compared the vice presidential candidate to a “porn actress” and called her daughter’s boyfriend a “redneck” and “ratboy.”
The incendiary column by Toronto-based writer Heather Mallick appeared on the CBC News site on Sept. 5, after the close of the Republican National Convention. On the same day, Britain’s Guardian newspaper published another column by Mallick in which she trashed Palin’s home state of Alaska as a “frontier state full of drunks and crazy people.”
In the CBC story, Mallick wrote that John McCain’s running mate “added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn’t already have sewn up, the white trash vote.”
She proceeded to write that the Alaska governor “has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favored by this decade’s woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression.”
She also questioned why the Palins were allowing Levi Johnston — 17-year-old Bristol Palin’s boyfriend and father of her unborn baby — into the family.
“What normal father would want Levi ‘I’m a f—-n’ redneck’ Johnson prodding his daughter?” Mallick asked.
“I know that I have an attachment to children that verges on the irrational, but why don’t the Palins? I’m not the one preaching homespun values but I’d destroy that ratboy before I’d let him get within scenting range of my daughter again, and so would you. … Turn your guns on Levi, ma’am.”
Yep. Real classy there, insulting the American folks like that. Psst! Bimbo! YOU CAN’T VOTE HERE! So, honestly, who gives a flying flip what you think or say?
Went back to the doc today. No improvement. So, guess what I get to do on our anniversary next Tuesday! Have knee surgery….for the third time. sigh… Not exactly what the Mr and I had in mind, don’cha know.
How much ya wanna bet my over priced insurance won’t cover as much as it should?
State Rep. Mike Kernell confirmed Thursday that his son, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville student, is at the center of heated Internet discussion into the hacking of the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Kernell, a Memphis Democrat, confirmed that it is his 20-year-old son, David, who is being widely named on Internet blogs and chatrooms in connection with an unfolding story about Palin’s hacked e-mail accounts.
The FBI and the Secret Service started a formal investigation on Wednesday into the hacking.
David Kernell is a student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Mike Kernell said he spoke to his son on Thursday, as he does on a regular basis.
Kernell otherwise declined to comment, or discuss his son’s whereabouts.
Now, what I’ve been reading on other sites, pops says he’s the guy that did the hacking. Well, what this article is telling me is that he only confirms that his son is being investigated and his name is being bandied about on the internet.
Until I hear otherwise, I’ll give the kid the benefit of the doubt. Yes, I can be fair…..sometimes.
What the heck is going on????? I go to my iGoogle reader thingy, and POOF! All the sites I was following are gone!
Update: Oh, fer the love of pete! Now everything is back where it’s suppose to be! It still sucks though!
A Very “UnAmerican” Answer to Solving Our Financial Woes
by Matt Towery
More than once I’ve noted how ironic it is to find folks like the two wealthiest individuals in America, Warren Buffett (worth an estimated $62 billion) and Bill Gates (worth an estimated $58 billion) supporting Barack Obama and his tax plan that would tax “the richest of Americans.”
Of course we all know that under the proposal Obama supports, there is very little difference between a family that makes $300,000 a year or, say, Mr. Buffett and Mr. Gates. Warren Buffett has even stated that the rich pay less as a percentage of income than do their secretaries.
So Buffett and Gates want Americans who earn over $250,000 a year to send a higher portion of any excess amount they might earn to the federal government so it can determine which giant mismanaged conglomerate it can next bail out of trouble. And they want the government to decide how those dollars should be spent.
More than half of Tennessee’s preschoolers are now receiving a free age-appropriate book each month in the mail.
Gov. Phil Bredesen visited Knoxville Wednesday morning to kick off Imagination Library week and read with about 100 children, parents and teachers gathered on Market Square in downtown Knoxville.
I am a HUGE advocate of reading, at all age levels, so I tend to think this is a great program. BUT…..there’s that word. Free. Nothing is free. Someone is paying for those books, so the word ‘free’ doesn’t cut it. Is this a taxpayer funded program? Why doesn’t the article say who paying? No, I’m not going to begrudge kids books. Is it a foundation that is providing them? If so, which one, cuz I’d contribute to such a program.
Ahmadinejad made the offer in a press conference at the presidential office in Tehran, held ahead of his fourth consecutive visit to New York later this month to attend the annual opening session of the United Nations.
“I have no plan to meet with U.S. politicians but as I have already declared, I am ready for debate with the U.S. presidential candidates at U.N. headquarters,” Ahmadinejad said in remarks carried by state- run media.
“During my last visit to the United States, I announced that we are ready to meet with President George W. Bush. But he is at the end of his tenure and cannot leave any impact on the two sides’ relations,” he said.
The mental image of B. Hussein, with his teleprompter, debating Ahmadinnerjacket is a bit much. Without someone feeding him words, I doubt it would be worth time……. entertaining maybe, for the amusement value. Although, I think McCain could wipe the floor with him in a rational debate, rational isn’t one of Mr Jacket’s strong points. Shoot, I think even Bush could clean his clock.
“This is a shocking invasion of the governor’s privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them,” the McCain campaign said in a statement.
The Secret Service contacted The Associated Press on Wednesday and asked for copies of the leaked e-mails, which circulated widely on the Internet. The AP did not comply.
The disclosure Wednesday raises new questions about the propriety of the Palin administration’s use of nongovernment e-mail accounts to conduct state business. The practice was revealed months ago — prior to Palin’s selection as a vice presidential candidate — after political critics obtained internal e-mails documenting the practice by some aides.
How much ya wanna bet if that was B. Hussein Obama’s email, the AP, and any of the other MSM would be sitting at the doorsteps just waiting to hand over information about the emails! I’d say most people have several email accounts, and use them all for a variety of reasons. If there is one person who has not used a business email account for non business stuff, and visa versa, they are flat out liars!
The Federal Reserve’s unprecedented $85 billion takeover of American International Group is prompting a fierce backlash among many Republican stalwarts who openly decried the Bush administration’s recent string of financial bailouts as a betrayal of the party’s long-held, free-market philosophy.
Many conservatives and at least a few liberals are questioning whether so large a commitment of taxpayer dollars was either wise or fair, even suggesting that it smacked of a socialist form of selecting economic winners and losers.
Damn skippy we’re pissed! The debt Congress has us in is growing so much, and they expect us to fix the problems they created? I don’t bloody well think so! NO one asked me if they could use my money, or my kid’s or grandkid’s, or great grandkid’s money to prop up companies that have been run into the ground by greed. The answer would have been not just no, but HELL NO! And you Dhimmis better remember that is was YOUR party who refused to stop it before it went this far.
“I don’t see a good reason why we can’t ban handguns in this country,” the premier told reporters yesterday.
McGuinty said there’s “an opportunity for all federal leaders” to discuss the issue during the campaign for the Oct. 14 election. But he wondered aloud if some party leaders were too insulated from gun violence to recognize the problem.
Do the Canadians really want to see their freedoms eroded even more?
But Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to oppose any new prohibition.
Without commenting directly on the details of this latest violence, he noted yesterday “there is a confluence as we know in this country of gun-, gang-, and drug-related violence, it’s all tied together.”
Well, that’s pretty much telling it like it is. I like that guy. I wish some politicians in this country could figure it out as well. You’ve got a “culture” that actually promotes violence, but no one will speak up, including the so called ‘leaders’. All I hear are excuses. Punishing law abiding people for crimes they don’t commit is, to say the least, reckless!
Willmar public school officials are sticking with their original policy on when to allow Somali students to pray, and Somali families have agreed to follow it.
Some Somali parents in Willmar had complained that the public schools weren’t allowing their Muslim children to step out of class for daily prayer. Some didn’t send their children to school last week in protest.
Do Christian students get to pray? How about Jewish students? Buddhist? If not, then, NONE of them should. Where’s the ACLU on this one?
Yeah….that’s what I thought.
Teachers in Memphis City Schools are expected to ask for a four-day week in their union negotiations this year, setting up the scenario that could change tens of thousands of daily lives as early as next fall.
“We think it’s really a brilliant idea,” said Stephanie Fitzgerald, president of the 6,400-member Memphis Education Association. She’s quick to add that the biggest opposition will likely come from working parents.
Well, of course YOU think it’s a brilliant idea! Have you bothered asking those parents who would still have to work 5 days a week how they feel about it? Will you still get paid the same amount, along with all the benefits, or would you be taking a pay cut as well and not having to work a full week?
The four-day week, Fitzgerald said, represents a more efficient way to use time and deliver services, saving the district diesel fuel, utility costs and even substitute pay.
It seems to me if there are kids graduating from high school who can barely function, then efficiency of time and resources is not your strong suit.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says that paying higher taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans.
Biden says he and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama want to “take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people.”
Under the Democrats’ economic plan, people earning more than $250,000 a year would pay more in taxes while those earning less — the vast majority of American taxpayers — would receive a tax cut.
Is there a rule that you have to take a stupid pill to be a member of the Dhimmicrat Party? Do NONE of them understand how the economy actually works?????
6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.