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Operation: Thanks From Home

21 November 2008, 11:48 pm. Comments Off. Filed under U.S. Military.

When:  This Sunday, November 23.

Where:  Union University Chapel, Jackson, TN

Doors open at 7:00 AM. We turn the camera on at 8:00

SHARP to give our troops a standing ovation.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend. SP will be visiting, and that’s a bit early for her….well, me too, but for something like this, I could have, and would have done it.

BUT….if you are in the area, PLEASE turn out to let our troops know just how much you appreciate them. I don’t care if you are for, or against, this, or any other war. It’s these young men and women, and millions who came before them, who give you the rights and freedoms you have now!

H/T: Mike Slater

Weekly News From Podunk

21 November 2008, 7:43 pm. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

As previously stated, you’re going to have to take my word for it, or wait till next week to see it online.  :?  Word for word, as typed….on the front page of the paper.

Holiday trimmings

Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative and city crews have been out in force, hanging the traditional Christmas decorations on utility poles along Savannah’s main thoroughfares to set a festive mood for the rapidly approaching Yule season.  The Savannah Christmas parade is just 10 days away, and you have just over four weeks to shop for presents.

Bite me!  I’m not ready!  The season, no problem.  It’s the shopping that has me flumuxed!  Sad to say kiddos, it’s gonna be slim pickin’s around the ol’ broad’s abode this year!

City gives OK to townhouses

A townhouse development could be coming to your single-family residential neighborhood.

In accordance with Savannah’s growing popularity as a retirement community, the city commission this month gave final approval on an ordinance liberalizing zoning restrictions to allow townhouses in the low and medium density residential areas.

Retirement community????  Are they kidding?  Why on earth…..??  Well, ok, if you say so.  As retirees go, we’re fairly young, so I’m not real sure what the attraction would be for older folks, all scrunched up in townhouses.

TVA will roll back some of its rate hike

In the wake of declining fuel prices, TVA announced it will cut rates by around 6 percent as of Jan. 1

Because the fuel cost adjustment (FCA) is per kilowatt-hour hcarge, amounts that consumers will save depends on the amount of energy they use.  While savings will vary across the Tennessee Valley, residential consumers can expect a decrease ranging from about $4 to $8 in their monthly power bills.

“Wow, Gomer!  We’s can a’fode dat new fangled outhouse now, cain’t we’s!”  Oh well, a few bucks here, a few bucks there….it does add up!  Considering they raised the rates by TWENTY PERCENT!

Savannahian killed in Interstate crash

A Savannah woman was killed in a one-vehcle crash on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania on Sunday around noon, state police said.

Raginiben H. Patel, 29 was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle in which she was a passenger went off a snow- and slush-covered road, up an embankment and overturned on the guard rail.

Sincere prayers with the family.

Grand Jury indicts 67 people

The Hardin County grand jury met Monday and returned 58 all true bills and indicting 67 defendants on charges ranging from murder to sex crimes to drug and traffic offenses.

Charles Ken Qualls-first degree murder.  Qualls, 52 is accused of shooting Charles E. Garrard in the head in a vehicle outside the defendant’s Water Street business, Savannah Furniture Exchange, on July 22. Qualls was Garrard’s employer.

Michael D. Bullock-robbery.  Bullock, 43, is accused of forcibly taking $75 from a 73-year-old woman walking on Foursquare Street on June 28.

LOTS of drug related charges around here.  Guess even in Podunk, we have our share of extreme morons.  sigh…

HEY!  How cool!  They have the front page posted!  If I had more time, I’d investigate further.  Maybe they are taking my advice, and moving into the 21st century?  :-P


21 November 2008, 2:35 pm. Comments Off. Filed under video.

I’m SO Confused!

21 November 2008, 12:47 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under 2008.

All kinds of lawsuits flying back and forth over president-elect BO. Supposedly, this matter was put to rest, but then it again, it hasn’t. So, this shot from BO’s own website says he wasn’t exactly a US citizen, but a British subject, even though he was born in Hawaii.  Maybe?  Jeeez!


So, was he legit when he started this campaign? Why has everyone been so up in arms on both sides, one to disprove, the other to prove, and neither of them doing a complete job.

Best thing to do? Step up, provide ALL papers, and put the whole mess on the table. Cuz personally, I’m already sick of the man. :?

And if it’s proven he can’t be prez, are we stuck with a Pres. Joe Biden?  (shudder)

H/T: The Right Perspective

Moohameed Jackson?

21 November 2008, 12:05 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under Moonbats & Other Animals, Religion of Pieces.

Or would that be Michael Moohameed?

Michael Jackson has converted to Islam

The 50-year-old star, pledged his allegiance to the Koran in a ceremony at a friend’s mansion in Los Angeles, the Sun reported.

Jackson sat on the floor wearing a tiny hat after an Imam was summoned to officiate — days before the singer is due to appear at London’s High Court where he is being sued by an Arab Sheik, the paper said.

The star decided to adopt the new religion while he was recording a song at the home of his friend where a Jehovah’s witness was brought up to help him through the ceremony.

Apparently the star of hits like ‘the Way You Make Me Feel-was convinced by his producer and songwriter friends David Wharnsby and Phillip Bubal.

“They began talking to him about their beliefs, and how they thought they had become better people after they converted. Michael soon began warming to the idea.

Well, yeah! One pedophile following another. What could be more natural?


21 November 2008, 10:58 am. Comments Off. Filed under Cartoon.

Morning Coffee 11/21/08

21 November 2008, 10:41 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

Mukasey collapses during D.C. speech

Justice Department spokeswoman Gina Talamona would neither release Mr. Mukasey’s condition nor describe the ailment at a press conference late Thursday night. But she said Mr. Mukasey was “conscious, conversant and alert” and added that his vital signs were strong.

The attorney general collapsed about 20 minutes into a speech about the Bush administration’s anti-terrorism efforts, said Craig Richardson, a Colorado lawyer attending the gala.

“He started slurring a word, then it became an entire sentence, and his head went down into his chest,” Mr. Richardson said.

Its sounds like it was a stroke, but of course, they aren’t saying. Not all strokes are debilitating, thankfully. Prayers for a complete recovery.

If you read down to the last sentence:

“You are a tyrant,” a heckler had shouted at Mr. Mukasey before he collapsed. The heckler was then shouted down by others in the audience.

This kind of crap is seriously starting to chap my hide! Very few people in this country have a clue what a REAL tyrant is, and to just throw out words like that on a regular basis diminishes any possibility of intelligence on their part!

Report: U.S. Dominance and Influence Predicted to Fade

The next two decades will see a world living with the daily threat of nuclear war, environmental catastrophe and the decline of America as the dominant global power, according to a frighteningly bleak assessment by the U.S. intelligence community.

“The world of the near future will be subject to an increased likelihood of conflict over resources, including food and water, and will be haunted by the persistence of rogue states and terrorist groups with greater access to nuclear weapons,” said the report by the National Intelligence Council.

Where is a Ronald Reagan when we need him? No, what we get is an inexperienced kid, with NO clue. sigh…. Way to go America! Well, at least 50%.  A once great and proud nation has been turned over to a bunch of spoiled, whining brats!

Lobbyist’s ties surprise Tenn. school coalition

When a coalition of Tennessee’s large school systems needed to press the state in 2007 for its share of tax money, the group used public funds to hire a lobbyist to make its case.

But the coalition’s chairman, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Bobby Webb, failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest. The lobbying/law firm he steered his colleagues toward employs his son, Corum Webb, who became one of the lobbyists on the $100,000-a-year account.


“I really don’t see the issue,” Webb said. “Maybe there’s something I’m missing here. The $200,000 we spent has generated millions of additional dollars for our school systems. Maybe it could have been handled in a better way.”

He doesn’t see an issue? Oblivious!

Palin pardons turkey while others slaughtered

Gov. Sarah Palin has granted the traditional Thanksgiving pardon to one lucky turkey, but the video that shocked some viewers captured what was happening in the background.

As she answered questions Thursday at Triple D Farm & Hatchery outside Wasilla cameras from the Anchorage Daily News and others showed the bloody work of an employee slaughtering birds behind the former Republican vice presidential candidate.

Good grief! The Houston Pravda considers this ‘front page news’? Yeah, turkeys get slaughtered. As one commenter noted, “I guess liberals think that turkey’s are born with a plastic wrap and no feathers and just show up in the grocery store. Welcome to the real world… and if you can’t handle that then feel free to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich this Thanksgiving.”

UK braced for Arctic blast

A cold snap in late November would traditionally herald the start of winter proper but this year has already proved an exception with snow blanketing parts of the south east of England, including London in late October.

The freak snowfall on the night of 28 October has already been described by forecasters as the most outstanding example of early snowfall in the south east of England since 1880 and has seen some bookmakers slashing their odds on a white Christmas.

HEY! Boracle! (knock knock knock) Where’s that ‘global warming’ that helped you fleece millions from the clueless?

Kenya: Somali pirates make $150M in a year

Somali pirates have collected more than $150 million in ransoms over the past year, Kenya’s foreign affairs minister said Friday, calling on ship owners not to pay when their vessels are hijacked.

In the past two weeks Somalia’s increasingly brazen pirates have seized eight vessels including a huge Saudi supertanker loaded with $100 million worth of crude oil. Several hundred crew are now in the hands of Somali pirates.

“We are advised that in the last 12 months, ransom to the excess of $150 million has been paid to these criminals and that is why they are becoming more and more audacious in their activities,” Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula said.

Now, this might sound callous, but the only way to stop these thugs is to blow them out of the water. Yes, innocents may die, but many more will die if the money they are getting is being used to buy weapons.

Day 2: 46 percent of ballots recounted; Coleman’s lead slips

The U.S. Senate recount continued Thursday without major glitches across Minnesota, as tabulators and the volunteers watching them settled into an increasingly familiar routine of thumbing, counting and sorting.

With about 46 percent of the 2.9 million ballots counted by Thursday evening, the gap between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and DFL challenger Al Franken continued to close. Coleman was leading by only 136 votes, a drop from his unofficial lead of 215 that was confirmed Tuesday by the state Canvassing Board.

I seriously find it hard to believe that Minnesotans are so stupid that they’d vote for someone like Al Franken. Sorry, I only mean to offend if you are one of those who did!

Verizon workers put on leave after unauthorized look at Obama’s cell phone records

“All employees who have accessed the account — whether authorized or not — have been put on immediate leave, with pay,” McAdam said. “Employees with legitimate business needs for access will be returned to their positions, while employees who have accessed the account improperly and without legitimate business justification will face appropriate disciplinary action.”

Has the state of Ohio done anything about those snooping into private citizen, Joe the Plumber’s information? Seriously, I’ve been out of touch, so don’t know.

Another bloody night in Sinaloa, Mexico

The fourth corpse pulled from the bullet-shattered pickup truck didn’t have the benefit of a body bag. Only the face was covered (with a useless bulletproof vest). The victim’s red shirt was even redder, soaked with blood. His bare arm hung limply from a gurney as he was lifted to a wagon from the morgue, the toes of his boots pointed skyward, at odd angles.

He was one of five federal and state police agents killed in a brazen shootout Wednesday night on the city’s prominent Emiliano Zapata Boulevard. The officers were ambushed by gunmen in three vehicles who opened fire at an intersection outside an enormous casino called Play.

Is this what we want on this side of the border? Our police slaughtered like sheep by drug thugs? Build that freakin’ fence! And shoot to kill! Our citizens deserve better than what they’ve been getting from the feckless gubmint.

S.S. D.D.

Verse of the Day

21 November 2008, 9:29 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith.

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.