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Archive for 5 October 2008
Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all.
One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea.
As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cut-glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom!
When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat.
The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him andhe could no longer resist. ‘Miss Beatrice’, he said, ‘I wonder if you would tell me about this?’ pointing to the bowl.
‘Oh, yes,’ she replied, ‘Isn’t it wonderful? I was walking through the Park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven’t had the flu all winter.’
Courtesy of Sharon.
Joe Biden will take a hiatus from the vice presidential campaign trail on Monday and Tuesday to be with his family following his wife’s mother’s death.
Bonny Jean Jacobs, Jill Biden’s mother, died Sunday after a long illness, the campaign announced. The funeral will be held Tuesday.
“We appreciate everyone’s respect for the family’s privacy during this difficult time,” Biden spokesman David Wade said in a statement.
The campaign had canceled Biden’s schedule on Saturday evening and Sunday after being advised by hospice care that they should remain close to home.
Sincere prayers with the family at this tough time.
“We can win in the eastern part of the state and in the western part of the state,” he said in his brief speech.
Gov. Mike Easley called Obama a “regular, good guy.”
“He grew up in Hawaii. I just want you to know, ‘Barack’ is Hawaiian for ‘Bubba,’” Easley told the laughing crowd.
The appearance thrilled the loyal Democrats.
Bubba Obama, sending tingles up Dhimmi legs. Jeeez. Not an image I wanted in my head this morning.
From religion to patriotism, gay rights and the presidency of George W. Bush, directors are wearing their political colors on their sleeves, using comedy, true stories and fantasy to send not-so-subtle messages to Americans preparing to choose between Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain on November 4.
If a person bases their all important vote on a piece of Hollyweird crap, they really shouldn’t be voting at all! This is the real world, not some made up movie set!
The turmoil on Wall Street and the weakening economy are changing the presidential campaign map, giving new force to Barack Obama’s strategy to make incursions into Republican territory, and forcing John McCain to scale back his efforts to capture Democratic states.
Obama has what both sides describe as serious efforts under way in at least nine states that voted for President Bush in 2004, including some that neither side thought would be on the table so close to Election Day.
Perhaps if the feckless media would report the TRUTH for a change, Bubba Obama wouldn’t have a snowballs chance of winning. However, since the media is blatantly biased towards THE one, you’re not going to hear truth from them. The media is the propaganda arm of the DNC.
Mahir Ahmad Mahmud al-Zubaydi, also known as Abu Assad or Abu Rami, allegedly directed the insurgent cell believed to be responsible for nearly simultaneous car bomb and suicide attacks Thursday, according to the statement.
Iraqi police and hospital officials have said some two dozen people were killed in Thursday’s attacks targeting two Shiite mosques in Baghdad.
The violence is never going to end until the Islamonazis are dead. ALL of them. Our U.S. Military is the best in the world, and if they could lose the PC crap, this would have been done a LONG time ago.
Thames Valley Police detectives were alerted and they then tracked down the offender and seized the replica AK47 rifle.
Officers said the man was arrested under new laws for possessing an imitation firearm in a public place, and released with a caution on the same day.
Let’s face it, the kid was an idiot! No doubt about it. Arrested for a toy? Odd. But then, this is Britain, the same Britain that has turned into a repressive regime, in the name of dhimmitude.
“This is not a zero-sum game,” she told reporters flying with her to the Kazakh capital. U.S. gains need not mean Russian losses, she said.
“First of all, Kazakhstan is an independent country. It can have friendships with whomever it wishes,” she said. “That’s perfectly acceptable in the 21st century, so we don’t see and don’t accept any notion of a special sphere of influence” for Russia in this region.
If anyone should be worried about Russia and relationships, it should be the U.S.! I sure don’t see the military exercises Russia had with Hugo Chavez in a positive, or friendly, light.
A legal war is being waged in the Valley to give Hispanic voters more power.
It could transform the way elections are conducted for school boards, city councils, hospital districts and other public agencies — races that traditionally have been decided by white voters.
To achieve their goal, activists are suing under a little-used law, the California Voting Rights Act, in Madera, Kings and Tulare counties. The act requires public agencies to allow elections by districts if it’s proven that at-large elections — in which all voters can vote for any candidate — lessen the chances for a minority candidate to win.
I was under the impression that all voters voted for their district’s candidate?
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is leading the charge. The San Francisco-based advocacy group is focused on the Valley because Hispanics are a majority in the area but have low representation on public boards, said legal director Robert Rubin.
Well, excuse me, if the majority of the LEGAL voters are Hispanic, then what’s the problem? If the majority votes for a candidate…. Seems to me, that same majority AREN’T voting for the “minority” candidate.
Phil Woolas, previously an Environment Minister, was handed the brief despite infuriating the Pakistani community earlier this year by warning they were fuelling birth defects by inter-marrying.
He also caused anger following the Oldham race riots by calling for ‘the reality of anti-white racism’ to be acknowledged.
Last night, the Muslim Public Affairs Committee condemned his appointment. A spokesman said: ‘Phil Woolas has a track record of insensitive, inappropriate outbursts that have verged on Islamophobia.
What’s this??? A hint of backbone? Interesting.
“It appears I need to look deeper into this and see what corrective action we could take, because you can’t tell me that everybody here is legal,” said Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro.
An estimated 100,000 to 150,000 illegal immigrants lived in Tennessee in 2005, the latest figures from the Pew Center for Hispanic Research. The center is a Washington-based, nonpartisan organization that examines trends shaping the country.
If they want to nab a few illegals, they might want to check out the two local Mexican restaurants here in the Podunk area.
According to the survey, 92 percent of the respondents answered affirmatively to the question as to whether they would actively engage in a military battle for Israel. The same number expressed pride in their Jewishness.
Ninety percent characterized themselves as “patriotic,” and 85 percent said they were opposed to dividing Jerusalem in order to gain peace with the Palestinian Authority.
Eighty-three percent of those who answered the survey supported raising the Israeli flag on Independence Day – and a higher number, 90 percent, expressed outrage when people act “contemptuously” during the sounding of the siren on Memorial Day.
I just wish there were as many Americans who took such pride in their home.
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.