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Archive for 6 January 2009
…..what do these fine, upstanding, folks all have in common?
I had forgotten just how exhausting spending 24 hour with a teenager could be…..especially THAT particular teenager! Ok, it wasn’t that bad, but I am getting THAT old. sigh….
I guess I wasn’t able to resist shoes after all, cuz we both got a new pair. Naturally, MINE were a lot more expensive than hers. Hey….I’m older, my feet aren’t going to grow anymore, and I can!
Heh. Thanks Fred!
“I’m presenting myself as the legally appointed senator from the state of Illinois. It is my hope and prayer that they recognize that the appointment is legal,” he said earlier in a nationally broadcast interview.
Burris dismissed the Senate Democratic leadership’s position that he cannot be seated because he was appointed by a governor accused in a criminal complaint of trying to benefit financially from his authority to fill the seat that Obama vacated after winning the presidential election.
Burriss said his belief is that his appointment is constitutional and that “I have no knowledge of where a secretary of state has veto power over a governor carrying out his constitutional duties.”
Dude just won’t take a hint, will he. He wants that seat so bad, for himself, he obviously isn’t considering the further damage he’s doing to the state of Illinois.
The reported selection of Panetta, 70, who was White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton and previously director of the Office of Management and Budget, caused a flurry of head-scratching among former intelligence operatives and policy analysts Monday, mainly because Panetta has no real experience in either intelligence or foreign policy, the bread-and-butter of the spy agency.
It’s got some folks out here in the REAL world scratching their heads too. What does this guy know about intelligence? He’s no more qualified for that job than BO is to be POTUS!
In response to public outcry, the ambitious proposal to create the Trans-Texas Corridor network has been dropped and will be replaced with a plan to carry out road projects at an incremental, modest pace, a state transportation official announced today.
“The Trans-Texas Corridor, as it is known, no longer exists,” said Amadeo Saenz, Jr., executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation a forum in Austin.
The state, he said, will carry forward with modifications to proposed projects and will rely heavily upon input from Texans through more town hall meetings and an updated Web site.
Now, if they’ll just bury it, and never bring it up again……
Speaking during a Jerusalem meeting with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, Czech Republic Foreign Minister Karl Schwarzenberg and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, the prime minister said Israel would only agree to a cease-fire in exchange for concrete measures that ensure immediate security for southerners.
“This is the time for action not words. We are fed up with empty gestures,” he said, according to Army Radio.
Well, when it comes to the Useless Numnuts, that’s all they’ve got…..empty gestures. The Muslim countries seem to have a corner on the market for BS, and the UN is always plunging head first into it.
Thousands of motorists were today being stranded every HOUR as the big chill tightened its grip on the country, sending temperatures lower than Greenland and the Antarctic.
Breakdown services the AA and the RAC said they had received a combined total of 40,000 calls in the last 36 hours – the highest level for five years.
A spokesman for the AA said: “Today’s even busier than yesterday. We were getting 2,800 call-outs for assistance every hour. People must be prepared. We cannot highlight enough how important it is for travellers to take extra layers with them.”
Hey! Boracle! Where’s that apology for being so stupid and getting rich off the even MORE stupid, who actually bought into your LIES!
Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), President-Elect Barack Obama’s proposed secretary of Health and Human Services, not only voted for Hillary and Bill Clinton’s 1994 government-mandated health-care reform proposal — he supported an amendment to expand it.
However, even though Daschle voted for the 1993 Health Security Act, he voted against President Bush’s 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit plan, claiming that it misallocated resources and increased administrative costs.
If people wanted Clinton redux, why they hell didn’t they just elect her/him, instead of BO? That “change” is starting to look even MORE familiar, and it’s ain’t pretty! Daschle was voted OUT of office. Even his own state was fed up with him. Now B. Hussein wants to foist him on the nation again? I don’t bloody well think so!
U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga declared his candidacy on Monday morning, becoming the second Republican to enter the race. Bill Gibbons, Shelby County district attorney general, threw his hat in the ring just hours after Frist said he would not run Sunday afternoon.
Wamp’s congressional colleague, Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood, said in a statement Monday that she was disappointed that Frist was not running and did not rule out her own aspirations.
I think Frist might have been a shoe in, but since he’s got other things to do…. I guess I’m going to have to do some more checking up on Wamp and the others. Watch, look, listen, before I decide. We’ve got 2 years y’know. But it seems the election process is becoming longer and longer, so no doubt, I’ll have total burn out by the time this one is all over too! Y’know, I wouldn’t mind seeing Vance Dennis moving in that direction at some point in the future.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
I SO hate driving in the dark. Problem with the drive? By the clock, it was still day. Dang! It was dark, raining…and even a little sleet. Nothing like driving the backroads of Tennessee in such weather. Criminy. Oh, and while I’m at it…. People……TURN ON YER BLOOMIN’ LIGHTS! Sheesh!
So, I picked up Jr for an overnight visit. She and I are now in Jackson. Why? Cuz there really isn’t anything to do in Podunk. No mall, no Best Buy….no where to spend Grandpa’s money. Well, yeah…there’s Wally World, but what fun is that? So, after a spending spree….not just on her…half on me….naturally, we went to a movie. Now, I do not like going to theaters. You can’t put that puppy on pause! But, being the nice granny I am, I told her I would take her to a movie, so I did. But considering the hair, I should have rethought that whole movie thing.
ACK! And it’s PINK in the back! Jeeez! She looks like some kid barfed cotton candy on her head….after riding the roller coaster about 20 times!
Why did I let HER pick the movie? I would have been happy going to see Bedtime Stories, but NOOOOOOOO…..she just HAD to see Twilight. Hmm… What to say about that particular offering from Hollyweird? Dang! Who hired that director??? Fire that yahoo, cuz he/she sucks! Big time! It was a slow starting movie, and I was ready to go sit in the lobby and wait. Well, I stuck it out, and it actually got better. Not great mind you, but tolerable. She seemed to think it was the ‘best’, but then, she’s 16, what the heck does SHE know.
We’re spending the night here in Jackson, and in the morning, we might hit the mall again, although, probably not. Especially after this evening’s spree.