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Archive for 31 October 2008
Seems to be a ‘toon day! Can I help it if there are so many that express what I’m thinking?
Courtesy of Ken the cop.
I spent a good piece of the morning on the phone with the airline. We have rebooked our flight and WILL be leaving on Tuesday! I don’t care if we have to walk along side the bloomin’ plane….WE WILL BE GOING ON OUR TRIP!
Granted, it is going to cost a bit more for the tickets, but at this point, we can worry about the economy later. If we have to live on mac and cheese, so be it! The Mr is none too thrilled, but hey….at least they waived the rebooking penalty, right?
Now, I need to spend the rest of the day trying to rebook hotels and getting the guide set up again! Jeeez….I need to take up drinking! ……….
Naw! Wouldn’t get much done, now would I.
A University of Kentucky student and another man were arrested Thursday, accused of hanging a life-sized likeness of Barack Obama from a tree on the campus.
The incident was one of several in recent weeks involving effigies of the presidential candidates or their running mates. No charges have been filed in four other cases that have made national headlines.
I knew about one other case….that would be the Sarah Palin one out on the left coast, but I haven’t heard diddly about the other three. I guess if it’s “The ONE”, that makes all the difference in the world. They call it a hate crime. Well, someone explain to me how hanging the effigy of ANYONE, is a LOVE crime? Think a Bubba Hussein presidency isn’t going to trash the Constitution? Think again!
The Washington Times, which has covered the Barack Obama campaign from the start, was kicked off the Democrat’s campaign plane for the final 72 hours of the race.
The Obama campaign informed the newspaper Thursday evening of its decision, which came two days after The Times editorial page endorsed Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama. The Times editorial page runs completely independent of the news department.
“This feels like the journalistic equivalent of redistributing the wealth, we spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Senator Obama’s campaign, traveling on his plane, and taking our turn in the reporter’s pool, only to have our seat given away to someone else in the last days of the campaign,” said Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon.
Now, why doesn’t this surprise me! Looks like Bubba’s campaing doesn’t want anything resembling truth to be reported. Heaven forbid people should actually find out what kind of sleaze ball he really is!
Tennessee voters turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots early in this year’s presidential election.
An estimated 1.5 million people voted during the state’s two-week early voting period, and election officials expect at least that many voters to head to the polls on Election Day itself, Nov. 4.
In Middle Tennessee, slightly more than half of registered voters in Nashville voted early, sometimes waiting in line for an hour or more for their turn to vote, even as doors were closing at polling places Thursday night.
I saw on the news last night that people in Memphis were still standing in line at 10p.m. to vote. Yes, this is an important election, but honestly ALL elections are important! Why don’t people care this much when electing those who actually make the laws?????
Gordon Brown’s plans to ‘spend his way out of recession’ risk deepening the downturn and saddling future generations of Britons with massive tax hikes, shadow chancellor George Osborne warned today.
In a speech drawing dividing lines between Conservative and Labour approaches to the economic crisis, Mr Osborne branded the Prime Minister ‘irresponsible’ for suggesting the Government can “borrow without limit” to stave off recession.
I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but for some reason, the lib types believe that spending hard earned taxpayer money on stupid projects, that don’t work, is a good way to stave off economic doom. How stupid do you have to be to even think up such nonsense? The gubmint spends, puts the country further into debt, raise taxes, no one has any money left to spend, people lose jobs, the gubmint has to pass out more money that isn’t theirs…..it’s an ugly cycle that never ends, and the economy is in the crapper! If someone like me can figure this out, why can’t the yahoos who actually have control???? What a bunch of idjits!
Two minor earthquakes have shaken the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but no significant damage has immediately been reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a 2.5 magnitude was reported at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, centered in the Grand Prairie area.
The agency says a slightly stronger quake, at 3.0 magnitude, occurred at 12:01 a.m. Friday, centered in Irving about 10 miles west of Dallas.
I’m not even going to bother asking Brat if she felt it. If she was asleep, a typhoon wouldn’t wake her up! Heh.
Archaeologists have discovered what they say is the oldest Hebrew text ever found, at a site they believe was King David’s front line fortress in the war against the people of Pleshet, also known as the Philistines. The site overlooks the Elah Valley, where the young David slew Goliath, the Philistine giant, with a well-aimed shot from a sling.
The text is written in ink on a pottery shard. It is made up of five lines of text in Proto-Canaanite characters separated by lines. The discovery, by archaeologists Prof. Yossi Garfinkel and Sa’ar Ganor of Hebrew University, is being hailed as one of the most important finds in Israel since the Dead Sea Scrolls.
How seriously cool is that! I love this line – “The local Bedouins refer to it as… are you sitting down?… Khirbet Daudi – David’s ruins.”
Police raided a wedding between a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl in Pakistan’s largest city, arresting the Muslim cleric officiating at the ceremony and the children’s parents, a senior officer said Friday.
The cleric had not yet begun the ceremony in Karachi, which was attended by 100 guests, said deputy superintendent of police Malik Mazhar.
Pakistan law forbids marriage below the age of 18, but some Muslim scholars say it is permissible if the bride and groom have reached puberty.
What kind of parent would marry off their small children? I realize we’re talking about a different culture, but in this day and age, it’s insanity.
THE number of prisoners who describe themselves as pagan has more than doubled in England and Wales since 2003, according to new government figures.
According to prison service guidelines, pagan prisoners are permitted to keep artefacts, including a hoodless robe and a flexible twig for use as a wand, among their personal possessions. Naked worship, known as skyclad, is not allowed.
Thank goodness for such small favors….no nekkid prisoners. Criminy! There’s a mental image I didn’t need this morning.
A woman has been charged with child endangerment, a state jail felony, for beating her 4-year-old daughter before throwing her into the path of an oncoming vehicle, police said.
The driver of the brown Suburban braked and did not strike the child.
Aurelia Gallardo, 24, could face up to 20 years if convicted. Bail was set at $25,000.
Child endangerment? How about attempted murder? $25,000? How ’bout NO bail! Anyone, and I mean anyone who would treat their old child with such contempt doesn’t deserve to be a parent. There is a HUGE difference between discipline (aka spanking) and trying to literally KILL a child. To me, that’s what this POS was doing. And she called a FOUR YEAR OLD a ‘slut’? Human excrement!
After the last couple of days, I really could have used a break. But what do I see this morning when I get up? A really stupid bird greets me, pecking at silk flowers, on the front porch.
I stopped taking care of the real flowers when my knee started crapping out, so what better way to have some color? Silk ones! Well, evidently, this bird is too dumb to know the difference.
I keep wondering what Mr Spot would do if he ever actually got a hold of that bird. He sure does have a great time attacking the window though. Obviously, he’s not in attack mode here, but he was. Guess he got tuckered out pretty quick, since he hadn’t had breakfast yet.
Honestly, it was just a tad too nippy for me to go haulin’ out the door, in my jammies and bunny slipper to go chasing him…not to mention my knee isn’t quite up for that kind of joyful activity.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.