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Nice Evening

23 October 2008, 8:16 pm. 15 Comments. Filed under 2008, Congress, Election Stuff.

This evening, the Mr and I headed over to Selmer for a political shindig. We were suppose to park at a local bank, and a van was going to pick attendees up, and tote them to the house where folks were congregating.  Well, leave it to me to read the name of the bank wrong!  After waiting for a good half hour, we decided to just come home.  On the way out of town, we noticed another bank, with a van picking up people.  sigh…  Yup!  That was the RIGHT place to be.

Well, we managed to park the car, get in the van, and I’ll be darned if one of the other people didn’t put the Mr into a tailspin.  He said something to the effect that the van was going to a Randy Camp event.  ACK!  I thought the Mr was going to have a stroke.  Heh.  Pulling up into the driveway, I can see why they didn’t want folks parking there.  It was a beautiful place, with a VERY narrow drive.

The young fella running for State Rep, Vance Dennis, and the lady running for State Senate, Delores Gresham, were in attendance.

Now, the shindig was actually for Rep. Marsha Blackburn.  I tell ya, you know you’ve made an impression on someone you’ve never actually met when they recognize your name, and know you’re a blogger.  Heh.

Yeah, it’s a seriously crappy picture of me, but then, I take crappy pictures anyway.  I’m gonna blame it on the fact that I was still jackin’ my jaws when the Mr snapped.

This is one seriously impressive lady.  She answered some pretty good questions, one of which stands out in my mind.  A young man asked, “Why is the President letting Pelosi and Reid run all over him, without responding to the critisism?”  The answer, “I don’t know.”  Evidently, members have asked him to stand up to the weasels, but he refuses.  What happened to the cowboy?  What happened to the guy who use to play tough?  We sure haven’t seen any evidence of the guy so many of us campaigned for four years ago.  He’s done a lot of things lately that has nothing to do with the guy we casts our votes for back when.  :?

She also responded to questions about the bailout.  One point she brought up, this bill did NOTHING for the people who are at risk of losing their homes, only the fatcats on Wall Street.  I wish she could have explained why, with all the pork that was loaded, why so many Republicans voted for that fiasco, and better yet, why the President didn’t use his veto pen.

She did say that other members were trying to convince McCain to change his stand on drilling in ANWR.  :-D

All in all, it was a pretty good evening.  Nice folks, good eats and such.  I wish I had taken notes, but I forgot my notebook.  I did tell her if she ever wanted to guest blog, she’d be more than welcome!  

When we got home, we had two robo calls on the answering machine, one for Randy Camp, the other for Stan Wheeler, both Democrats.  I find this rather odd since we haven’t received one single call from the Republican side.  Then, as we were sitting down to watch the idjit box, we got another call.  When I looked at the caller ID, it said Nevada, 775-000-0000.  I don’t answer calls like that.  I don’t answer “unknown caller” either.  That’s why we have an answering machine, right?  Five minutes later, the same thing.  If it was a robo call, why not leave a message?  Hmmm….

Feckless Weasels

23 October 2008, 4:19 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Cartoon, Feckless Weasels.

Ann on ‘Radicals’

23 October 2008, 3:06 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Radical Loon When Obama Was Only 47

The media are acting as if they completely and fully vetted Obama during the Democratic primaries and that’s why they are entitled to send teams of researchers into Alaska to analyze Sarah Palin’s every expense report.

In fact, the mainstream media did no vetting. They seem to have all agreed, “OK, none of us will get into this business with Jeremiah Wright, ‘Tony’ Rezko, Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers and everyone’s impression of an angry Michelle Obama on ‘The Jerry Springer Show.’”

During one of the Democratic primary debates, Hillary Clinton was hissed for mentioning Syrian national Rezko, and during another, ABC moderator George Stephanopoulos nearly lost his career for asking Obama one question about William Ayers.

Read on…

No Mail

23 October 2008, 2:55 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Crime.

Most Dangerous Block In U.S.? Mail Delivery Halted

Dozens of mailboxes remain empty after the post office suspends service in one south suburban neighborhood. Some people get angry when their mail is late. But in Harvey, people have been waiting for days and days. They’re not getting any mail at all. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports that one mail carrier in Harvey feels threatened.

The U.S. Post Office seems to think that this is one of the most dangerous blocks in the country. People who live on it say they haven’t gotten any mail delivered to their homes in almost two weeks.

Wait a minute! What happened to “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”? Yeah, I am aware that it’s not really the USPS creed, but ya grow up hearing it as such, you tend to believe it. Reckon no one factored in bullets.

“Between robberies and shootings and delayed police response, several things going on, that would make it unsafe,” said Harvey resident Venus Jones.

One of those shootings on the morning of October 10th reportedly happened yards away from the mail carrier. That’s when the mail stopped on Marshfield between 151st and 152nd streets, but the post office didn’t tell anyone.

“Some of the people didn’t even know that it was being held at the post office,” Jones said.

No offense, but don’t you think some would have noticed that they weren’t getting their mail?

Jones says someone from the post office told her they were going to put a cluster box for mail at the corner of 152nd and Marshfield. But she says that’s not a good idea.

“We have a lot of elderly people, a lot of older people that’s working, and for us to have to go to that corner to pick up our mail, that’s unsafe for us,” Jones said.

Where are the ‘community organizers’? Wouldn’t it be a good idea if some of those, so concerned about neighborhoods, to go into this area and help these elderly people? Now, personal opinion, I’d say a group of concerned ARMED citizens should be patrolling this neighborhood, with STK orders of course.

How does a neighborhood deteriorate to such a state?  Well, if there are no consequences for the thugs, it’s only natural that they’ll continue in their current activities.  Isn’t it interesting that this is a Democrat city, a Democrat county, and a Democrat state.  And isn’t it also interesting that the crime statistics are higher in Democrat areas?  Hmm….  Wonder what the connection might be.  (/sarcasm)

H/T: Digg user Robart

Obamarama

23 October 2008, 11:41 am. 1 Comment. Filed under 2008, Cartoon.

Did I Just Hear That Right?

23 October 2008, 11:14 am. 3 Comments. Filed under 2008.

Change never comes without a fight“?  Yeah….I do believe that’s what Bubba Hussein just said on the idjit box!

We are SO screwed if that asshat gets into the Oval Office!

Morning Coffee 10/23/08

23 October 2008, 10:59 am. 1 Comment. Filed under General News.

Palin’s makeover cost RNC thousands

The Republican National Committee reported spending about $150,000 on clothes, hair-styling and makeup for the vice-presidential candidate after she joined the ticket in September.

The campaign expenses include $75,062 spent at high-end department store Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis and $41,850 in St. Louis in early September. The committee also reported spending $4,100 for makeup and hair consulting. The expenses were first reported by Politico.com.

Honestly, I don’t understand the reasoning here. I especially don’t understand why they couldn’t go to Dillard’s, which has nicer clothes than Neiman’s. Seriously, have you ever gone wondering through a Neiman’s? The price tag on some of the butt ugliest clothes is just mind boggling. I rather prefer her dressed as herself. And honestly, I don’t give a flip if she has on jeans and a t-shirt or some glitzy pant suit. What a dumb waste of money! Not my money though, cuz I haven’t given ‘em a dime in two years…and WON’T!  But hey, it’s not taxpayer money, so it’s really nobody’s business, and to make a big deal out of it is nothing more than a fishing expedition.

20-Yr-Old Terrorist Murders 86-Yr-Old Jew, Wounds Police Officer

An Arab terrorist from the Palestinian Authority stabbed to death a passerby and wounded an Israeli police officer before he was stopped by an eyewitness in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo Thursday morning.

The terrorist was identified as 20-year-old Muhammed Bidan, a resident of the Judean village of Tukwa, located east of Bethlehem.

The civilian, an 86-year-old Jewish man, was rushed in critical condition with stab wounds in the chest to Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center, but was pronounced dead on arrival. The wounded police officer was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in serious condition. Despite his wounds, he managed to shoot the terrorist, who fled and then was caught by an eyewitness. The terrorist was also taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, where he is hospitalized with moderate wounds.

If the soldier hadn’t been wounded, I’m pretty sure the slime ball wouldn’t have been running anywhere!

Term-limit law to get NYC Council vote

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s political future was riding on a highly anticipated vote in the City Council on Thursday.

The council was set to take up his proposal to change city law so that he could have the chance at a third term.

There’s a reason why term limits were set in place. Too much power in one person can destroy a society, which is obvious from the lack of term limits we have in place in D.C.  I really hope the folks in NY use some serious common sense!

State sues U.S. to get back IRS late fees

A clerical mix-up in late 2005 cost Tennessee taxpayers more than a half-million dollars in federal penalties, which the state is now demanding that the U.S. government return.

And, in reply, the feds are saying tough luck, Tennessee.

For folks who don’t do jack to earn the money to begin with, other than sit in an office and steal money from people, they sure do have a LOT of power, don’t they. I’m pretty sure it’s past time to get rid of the IRS!

Oprah ‘to be U.S. ambassador to Britain if Obama wins election’

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey could be appointed as U.S. ambassador to Britain, according to rumours stoked by a former senior British diplomat.

Journalist Peter Jay said today she would be a ‘sensible choice’ for the role under an Obama administration.

Mr Jay, who was British ambassador to the U.S. during Jimmy Carter’s presidency, spoke as polls suggest Barack Obama is extending his lead in the race for the White House.

I seriously hope this is some kind of tabloid BS! What a freakin’ joke!

Afghanistan: Three US soldiers killed in bomb attack

A roadside bomb has killed three American soldiers and injured another in western Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday.

In southern Uruzgan province, the coalition said 15 militants had also been killed on Wednesday in a clash with foreign soldiers.

Glass! Large field of glass!

ORNL scores $8.4 million for nano projects

Eight nano technologies under development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received grants totaling $8.4 million as part of an industrial program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Of the funding awards, $6.8 million would come to ORNL and $1.6 million would go to lab partners, according to information released today by ORNL.

This kind of stuff always makes me think of the Borg, and that seriously creeps me out!

Alan Greenspan: Credit Crisis Is ‘Once in a Century Tsunami’

Greenspan, who headed the nation’s central bank for 18 1/2 years, said that he and others who believed lending institutions would do a good job of protecting their shareholders are in a “state of shocked disbelief.”

He said that the current crisis had “turned out to be much broader than anything that I could have imagined.”

Well, let’s see. You had the Dhimmis insisting there was no problem, all the while, there were BIG problems. You have CEOs more concerned with getting a facial than protecting the folks paying his/her over inflated salary. Where’s the surprise?  I’d be real surprised if they’d stop tinkering….pleasantly surprised, but surprised, none the less.

S.S. D.D.

Verse of the Day

23 October 2008, 10:11 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith.

Ephesians 2:2-10

2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Dang Confuser!

23 October 2008, 10:07 am. 4 Comments. Filed under Blog Stuff.

After doing much battle with this tempermental contraption last night, and this morning, it is now back to ‘normal’.  Not from anything I did, or didn’t do, but just cuz it felt like it! 

I seriously appreciate all the help and suggestions, and even though I followed ‘em, this machine has a mind of it’s own.  I guess it was waiting till I had pulled out a few chunks of hair before it corrected itself?  I know full well it knew I was already stressed from trip prep, and didn’t need another aggravation.  What better time to make sure I ended up in a rubber room, right?

I really do NOT like Vista.  Not saying that’s what the problem was, but still…..