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Archive for 17 February 2009
GAVIN, AUDREY, and BAILEY ALLEN
Missing: February 6, 2009
Gavin, Audrey, and Bailey were taken by their non-custodial parents. They may be headed to Wichita Falls, Texas or Kentucky.
If you have seen Gavin, Audrey, or Bailey, please contact the Dresden Police Department at (731) 364-2255.
Note: In case you don’t know, a keffiyeh is that dish towel looking thing many Palestinians wear.
An Arab tried to vote eight times, and others attempted to corrupt voting booth monitors and youths voting with other people’s identification cards in last week’s Knesset election.
Must have been taking lessons from the Dhimmicrats.
Religious election monitors fanned out in Arab polling stations throughout Israel on Election Day, February 10. It was the second national election in which religious monitors made use of the parties’ right to send monitors to polling stations in order to supervise the Arab sector. Their activity is estimated to have prevented vote fraud on a massive scale.
Although these monitors seemed to have prevented quite a bit of fraud, I’m wondering how many got past them?
“Some of the polling stations in which we were present had a six percent voting rates, while ones which we could not reach had 60 percent rates,” said Michel David, a project organizer. “Reach your own conclusions.”
Now, why would Israeli-Arabs be going out of their way to cheat in an election? Let me see….hmmmm….
Oooo……ooooo….. I know! Because they wanted to see a spineless gubmint in place, so there would be even MORE appeasement of the terrorists! How’ma doin’?
“In many places where the monitors were active, the actual voting was less than 30 percent, and then the Arabs tried to ‘reach the quota’ of 60 percent, David said. “They were even willing to add a few Likud votes into the mix so that our guys would remain silent, but we refused and foiled the scheme.”
Why would they have a quota? Why wouldn’t people want to vote on their own? It’s a privileged to be able to cast your vote in free elections.
In one station, a person stood outside outside the voting booth and gave money as well as a blue ID card to whoever entered. A complaint was filed to the police.
What? No cigarettes? Most everyone over there seems to smoke. Why not make it worth their while, eh?
A young woman who looked like 18 years old presented an ID card that belonged to a 50-year-old woman with more than six children. The monitor prevented her from voting. In some places, the monitors complained to the station supervisors, who were Jewish, but the supervisors refused to take action against the Arabs and said “this is the tradition here.” Complaints were filed against those supervisors.
A tradition? No wonder they ended up with spineless weasels in charge, appeasing terrorists….freeing murderers in hopes of peace. Bah! Perhaps the Israelis should find themselves some new monitors, AND get rid of those in charge.
sigh…. Who am I to critisize? Look at the garbage we have in power, right here in the U.S. of A. that we voted in.
Talk about yer “lipstick on a PIG”!
I crack me up!
More at Michell Malkin.
11. Titanic – $150 Million
The sinking of the Titanic is possibly the most famous accident in the world. But it barely makes our list of top 10 most expensive. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage and was considered to be the most luxurious ocean liner ever built. Over 1,500 people lost their lives when the ship ran into an iceberg and sunk in frigid waters. The ship cost $7 million to build ($150 million in today’s dollars)
10. Tanker Truck vs Bridge – $358 Million
On August 26, 2004, a car collided with a tanker truck containing 32,000 liters of fuel on the Wiehltal Bridge in Germany . The tanker crashed through the guardrail and fell 90 feet off the A4 Autobahn resulting in a huge explosion and fire which destroyed the load-bearing ability of the bridge. Temporary repairs cost $40 million and the cost to replace the bridge is estimated at $318 Million.
And the BIGGEST weasel of ‘em all!
Shortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says, “I don’t understand this stimulus bill. Can you explain it to me?”
The professor replied, “I don’t have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I’ll be glad to explain it to you.” The student agreed.
At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor’s house. The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool.
They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, “First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can.” The student did as he was instructed.
The professor then continued, “Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it.” The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told.
The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool. The confused student asked, “Excuse me, but why are we doing this?”
The professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper.
The student didn’t think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough. However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad. The student finally replied, “All we’re doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you’ll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action!”
The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile, “Congratulations. You now understand the stimulus bill.”
Swiped from Shona on Facebook.
The Fairness Doctrine is a long-dead regulation that some people want to resurrect that once required broadcast stations using the “public airwaves” to offer a liberal opinion for every conservative opinion voiced, and vice versa. The law was seriously flawed in its pretense that there were only two sides to every issue and that fairness could somehow be achieved by forcing stations to alternate comments between a lefty and a righty. It was also a stifling rule that prevented stations from engaging in the same dynamic perspective-based journalism that drives much of the print media.
No one, and I repeat, NO ONE, who supports this kind of garbage is a supporter of the U.S. Constitution. Don’t those morons in D.C. take some sort of oath to uphold the Constitution? If they don’t, then they damn sure better get their collective hind ends back home!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
What I see is an attempt of a few to silence their detractors. “Don’t agree with me? Well, then, I’ll shut you up with an unconstitutional regulation!” What’s behind this move to silence free speech? Conservative talk radio, of course. It’s not enough that the libtards have control of MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NPR and HNN. No, they want to silence anyone who doesn’t drink their Kool Aid. Those who point out the infractions like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, etc. Libtard radio fails miserably, so they want EVERYONE to shut up.
But it won’t just be conservative radio shows that are silenced. It will also be Christian radio that suffers. Anyone who doesn’t believe homosexuality is wrong, or that you should be able to defend your views on the murder of babies, will have no voice.
How long will it be before the left is silenced too? Think long and hard before you answer. You might be surprised. If government is allowed to reinstate this abridgment of our 1st Amendment, and God given, right, just how long before no one is allowed to speak?
New Hampshire state House Representative Daniel Itse has stirred the political pot with his bill, House Concurrent Resolution 6: “A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles”, under which New Hampshire would secede from the United States if the federal government attempts additional usurpation of power under five specific circumstances, including “Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition…”
Read through this bill. It’s REAL interesting. It’s the sort of bill that every single state should introduce, and get passed…..ASAP! The federal government has usurped powers that were never allocated to them. All the spewing and spouting about actions Bush took that were unconstitutional? Well, that sort of action started LONG before Bush ever got into office. With this most recent Crap Sandwich II they are feeding us goes against the grain of every country loving American, left and right. Don’t you think it’s way past time we took our rights back from the thieves in D.C.?
Update: Thanks to commenter ‘teacher’, I looked up the newspaper referred, and found this on their opinion page.
In reality, perhaps the particular war was declared ‘over’, but the battle has never ended. Today we seem to be heading towards a second Civil War, that I fear will be just as uncivil as the previous one.
More than $2 billion will be allocated toward federal rebates for the first generation of plug-in hybrid buyers, according to the final version of the stimulus package. Now, Texas lawmakers want to join the short list of states proposing additional rebates in an effort to make the Lone Star State a leader in new-age electric transportation.
“The objective of this rebate program is to clean the air,” said state Sen. Kip Averitt, R-Waco, who has filed an omnibus clean-air and energy bill that would give a $4,000 state subsidy to plug-in hybrid buyers.
Nice idea. BUT….where does the electricity come from? How much does it cost to maintain these tin cans? What’s the cost of get it fixed? Replace the battery? I’ve had a small car, and damn near got killed with someone in a larger vehicle ran into me. I will not EVER have a small car again! Who decides that we HAVE to purchase something we don’t want? And who gave them the power to decide this was best for us? I don’t want an electric toy. If I did, it sure wouldn’t be a vehicle. By the time they get all the kinks ironed out, I’ll be dead.
NATO warned Tuesday that Pakistan risked creating a safe haven for Islamist extremists after it struck a deal to impose Islamic law and suspend a military offensive in the former tourist haven of Swat.
Criticism of the truce mounted as a hardline cleric dispatched by the government to convince the Taliban to stop fighting as part of the deal arrived in the Swat Valley’s main city of Mingora to a hero’s welcome.
It would have been much wiser if they helped them to stop breathing. They’ve opened up a can of worms, and will never be able to get the dirt dwellers back in.
The head of the Jordanian legislature’s law committee, Mubarak Abu Yamin, announced that the charges against Israel’s leadership were filed because of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead military offensive in Gaza.
The three-week offensive, which ended in mid-January, was Israel’s attempt to wipe out the terrorist infrastructures that were responsible for the firing of over 10,000 rockets at Israeli homes, farms and schools over the preceding eight years.
After seeing the Palie flag flying in Jordon, “…in solidarity with our brothers…”, this isn’t surprising. Did Jordon file “charges” against the Palestinians? For breaking every ‘cease fire’ they signed? For firing rockets at innocents in Israel? Of course not! It doesn’t matter what those trash producers do, it will ALWAYS be the Juice fault.
Not counting cases associated with domestic violence, residential burglaries rose by 12.2 percent, from 10,560 cases in 2007 to 11,851 a year later.
“I don’t buy the notion that it’s driven by the economy,” said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons. “I don’t believe a burglar is breaking into houses to put food on the table for his family.”
I can think of a lot of reasons crime has risen in Memphis, only one of them being education, or the lack there of. Shoot, when you’ve got criminals running the town, what do you expect? There’s a ‘gimme’ mentality in cities like Memphis, and it only looks like it’s going to get worse…thanks to the morons in D.C.
Regardless of when a new budget deal gets passed, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger still is going to need help from California’s voters to close the state’s $42 billion budget gap, and that help may not be easy to come by.
Although the Legislature spent the weekend in nearly continuous session, trying to find the votes to pass the new fiscal plan, legislators still face the prospect of putting billions of dollars in borrowing, revenue shifts and budget revisions on the ballot in a statewide special election later this year.
“Several key components of the budget agreements need to go back to the voters because they’re revisions of ballot measures the voters originally approved,” said H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance.
I can think of one sure fire way for Kalifornia to save MILLIONS, if not BILLIONS. I’ve no doubt they’d even have volunteers to help out in the plan. Round up all those illegals, escort them to the border, open the door, and shove ‘em out! Money saved in education, health care, and welfare payments. I can even think of a couple of folks who might be the first in line to volunteer.
State House Speaker Kent Williams has returned to the Legislature after missing part of last week to attend to his hospitalized mother.
Williams’ absence required the House to take the unusual step of electing a temporary speaker because his usual fill-in, Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry, has also been away recovering from an illness.
Since Williams is no longer a Republican, wouldn’t it be a good thing that he was MIA? Hope his mom is ok, but I gotta tell ya, it might be best if he stays gone, if his intent it to battle for the Dems, instead of against their policies.
The mother of 13-year-old “baby-father” Alfie Patten is facing prosecution for letting one of her children play truant, the court service has said.
The charge is believed to relate to Alfie and his alleged poor attendance at Willingdon Community School, near his home in Hailsham, East Sussex.
Baby-faced Alfie is due to have a DNA test to determine if he is actually the father of baby Maisie, born to 15-year-old Chantelle Steadman a week ago.
Well, this woman is a real prize. I can think of a few other charges that should be brought against her than just the kid skipping school. How about neglect? What a piece of work.
Capping the biggest victory of his month-old administration, Obama will sign the economic legislation Tuesday in Denver.
The setting, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is meant to underscore the investments the new law will make in “green” energy-related jobs. It also allows Obama to get away from Washington, where the bill’s passage was a mostly partisan affair, and be among people who may benefit from the huge government intervention.
I don’t suppose the guy would use some common sense, veto this crapulus, and send it back? Of course not! The socialist WANTS to destroy the economy, which is exactly what this bill is doing, even before it’s been signed. Let’s face it. The guy is a liar. 48 hours for the public to read it? Has anyone read the whole pile of garbage?
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.