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Archive for 11 January 2009
Swiped from covertress.
I’m copying and pasting an email I got from a friend in Israel. Obviously, English is not his first language, so the spelling isn’t exactly what we are use to. However, that being said, I’m fairly sure you can decipher the meaning.
SOME THOUGHT S ABOUT THE WAR IN GAZA. THE TERRIBLE ISRAELI PUBLIC RELATIONS.
LOOK AT THE OLD LADY THAT, CAN HARDLY SPEAK ENGLISH, IS THE ISRAEL AMBASSDOR TO THE UN.
WE ARE NOW IN THE FIRST BATTEL AGAINST IRAN. 2 YEARS AGO THE WAR IN LEBANON OVER THERE IRAN ESHTEBLISHED, HISSBULA THAT IS IRANIAN DEVISION ON OUR NORTHREN FRONT.
THIS TIME VERY, SUCSUSFULY THEY TOOK HAMAS , AS SOUTHREN IRANIAN DEVISION , TO
BOMB OUR CITIES. THEY USE 1.5 MILIONS PALESTINIANS AS UMEN SHILD IN ORDER
FOR ISRAEL TO HAVE HORRIBLE IMAGE IN THE WORLD PUBLIC OPINION. WHEN WE HAVE TO
DEFEND OUR CITIES.
HOPFULY THE NEW US PRSIDENT WILL UNDERSTAND, THAT THE WAR IN AFGSNISTAN, AND IRAQ,
IS THE SAME STORY LIKE ISRAEL.
I HOPE IN THIS WAR WE HAVE TO WIN IN A MORE DICISIVE WAY, IF NOT EVRY FEW MONTH
WE SHAL HAVE TO GO INTO A WAR OF ATRITION.
I’m afraid my friend has more ‘hope’ in B. Hussein Obama than I do. Israel is fighting for its survival. Not to take land, or dominate, just to live. It would be nice if the ‘court of public opinion’ would get their collective heads out of their collective asses and realize then. It is NOT Israel they should be condemning! But the Iran backed attack on them by Hamas, and Hizbullah. This is not going to stop until every single one of the pigs is wiped out. Iran wants Israel removed from the map. Well, that’s not going to happen. Instead, Israel should make sure Iran is no longer a threat, and take out their various arms. Unless that message is received, then they should cut off the head.
The catalyst for last week’s declarations of candidacy by three Republicans — and others in both parties declaring their interest — was last Sunday’s long-awaited decision by former Senate Republican leader Bill Frist that he won’t run for governor next year.
Gimme a break! Once again, the Repubs are going to flood the market, support for the best will be watered down by the support for the not so competent. We’ll probably end up with someone like McCain here, and end up with another Dem guv. The party should use what sense it has left, and whittle down the choices. Ask a few candidates to step aside, for the good of the state. They should also remember, there are still a LOT of conservatives out here, and stay away from the middle of the road types. Learn from 2008! And I am SO not ready to be bombarded with political commercials!
“I have a friend who’s a pilot and one who’s a builder, one black and one Hispanic, and they live in Bellaire and have experienced the same thing,” he said. “We’ve talked about it. One time, the builder was moving some furniture out of his house, and the police came up and thought he was stealing it.”
When news broke about the shooting of Robbie Tolan, a 23-year-old Bellaire resident who was wounded by police in his own front yard Dec. 31, it came as no great surprise to many of the city’s African-American residents, who wondered whether he had been the victim of racial profiling. Blog sites began buzzing with recollections of police encounters past.
I hate to put a fly in the ointment here, but even though these people are residents, they might want to think about what is typically the norm. Black kids are stealing and shooting each other at an alarming rate in this country. While I hope the officers aren’t using a personal bigotry in their jobs, I can’t help but think that because of the statistics, there is going to be some of this sort of behavior. Now, what bothers me even more…..why don’t the cops KNOW who is living in the neighborhoods they patrol? Bellaire isn’t THAT big! They should be familiar with the residents, black, white, hispanic, etc.
Israel’s air force dropped leaflets Saturday over Gaza’s cities, warning residents of a new stage in the military offensive and telling them to stay clear of the fighting — an ominous sign that escalation is imminent in the two-week war against Hamas.
The warnings came as tens of thousands of people demonstrated in cities around the world — including Tel Aviv — to put an end to the violence.
Would Hamas be so considerate of the civilian population in Israel? Oh HELL no! They TARGET civilians instead. Now, someone please explain to me, if Israel is the ‘bad guy’, why are they giving the civilians a chance to stay out of the way of the fighting? To keep their children safe?
Some customers say they’re making choices between turning on the heat and meeting basic needs. Nashville resident Charlesetta Buchanan came up with $414 to pay her 87-year-old aunt’s latest monthly electric bill, which typically runs about $130.
“It’s become a choice between staying warm or eating,” Buchanan said. “Or choose to stay warm over your medicine. This is not a one-time thing. With these rates, somebody is pocketing something.”
Someone is getting royally screwed, and it AIN’T TVA!
GOP lawmakers didn’t seem to mind enjoying the fruits of government largesse for the past eight years while one of their own was in the White House. Now they’re struggling to regain footing at a time of economic rout, a record $1.2 trillion budget deficit and an incoming Democratic president claiming a mandate for change.
It might not be the best time for running against more government spending. But that hasn’t stopped Republicans from casting themselves as protectors of the public purse, striving for relevancy as Congress tackles President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus legislation.
“Congress cannot keep writing checks and simply pass IOUs to our children and grandchildren,” says Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. Asks House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio: “How much debt are we going to pile on future generations?”
Excuse me? Where were you peck-o-woods when we were BEGGING y’all to just stop! Stop wasting the money we so generously send you ever year on more and more useless crap! Defense and roads. That’s your job! Not building teapot museums, or bike paths! DAMMIT! You people need to remember what your job is, and that includes you too Queen Nanny! Otherwise, we are just going to have to send you a real clear reminder!
Thousands of pro-Israel supporters gathered at Trafalgar Square to call for an end to the violence in the Middle East.
Organisers said they want Gaza and Israel to live in peace, but believe Palestine must accept some responsibility for the conflict.
Some? How about ALL!!!!!
“This is probably the most intellectual firepower you have ever had in a Cabinet,” said American University presidential historian Allan Lichtman. “It certainly has the potential for tremendous conflict. It is going to be a big task in terms of management for the Obama administration. He’s got such an enormous array of powerful figures with big egos and clashing jurisdictions.”
Note: Great intelligence does NOT equal great common sense. I wonder if there is even a thimble full between the lot of ‘em.
Close to 10,000 Jews of Gaza were forcefully evicted from their homes as part of the 2005 Disengagement from Gaza carried out by the Kadima party government. Then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stated the purpose of the Israeli pull-out of Gush Katif:
“These steps will increase security for the residents of Israel and relieve the pressure on the IDF and security forces in fulfilling the difficult tasks they are faced with. The Disengagement Plan is meant to grant maximum security and minimize friction between Israelis and Palestinians.” Ariel Sharon, Dec. 18, 2003
He lied. As long as there is one Jew alive, Hamas, and those of their ilk, will never stop. That’s what they do. That is their entire purpose for existence. And THEY must be destroyed.
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.