An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 21 February 2009
Obama: LBJ v2.0 – The Patriot Room
Obama’s first Month – American and Proud
If it’s Not Stimulating the Economy, What is it Stimulating? – Blue Collar Muse
Buon Compleanno, Nonno – Cognitive Dissidence
Recessions through the last 60 years – Disgruntled Truck Driver!
Aha! Senate bank chair see nationalization need – Political Salsa
Creeping Sharia in the US – Bear Creek Ledger
When the SS Comes to My House – Feed Your ADHD
The Lives of Other Inconvenient Truths – Big Hollywood
Gitmo Detainee tells us what we already know: He IS a threat – Infidels Are Cool
ObamaNation – Planet of the Apes? – The Black Sphere
Beck Explains The Mess We Are In – Blue Collar Republican
GPS Bike Trails – Berry Laker
Lincoln’s Financial Advice – The Roundtable
The Left’s View of America – The Conservative Underground
Honor Killings: The Truth the Left Won’t Face – The Oklahoma Patriot
Tweety Does not Get it – Grizzly Groundswell
No Love for the Brady Campaign – Days of our Trailers
‘Why Islam’ dawah hits San Francisco – creeping sharia
Arizona Rancher Not Guilty of Violating Illegal Aliens’ ‘Civil Rights’ – La Shawn Barber
Political Quote of the Day – HolyCoast
Monkey Profiling – SouthCon
The “Fairness Doctrine” and “Islamophobia” – The Minority Report
The ACORN Thug Spin – Black & Right
Hrm… – Hasenpfeffer Incorporated
3 teens fatally shot on Chicago’s South Side – Texas Fred’s
Dr. Dyson VS Pat Buchanan On Eric Holder’s – Real Debate Wisconsin
AGW Speeding Up. EVERYBODY PANIC! – Stop the ACLU
Look out socialists, here we come! – Cutting Edge
Swiped from Taxing Tennessee.
An arrest may be near in the nearly decade-old slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy, whose disappearance in 2001 ended California congressman Gary Condit’s career, several television stations reported.
The California Democrat was romantically linked to Levy, but was not considered a suspect in her death or disappearance. Television stations, KFSN and KCRA in California and WRC in Washington, D.C., reported that police were seeking an arrest warrant.
I have to say I hope they get the POS who did this, finally. Her parents have been through enough hell the past 8 years.
Arlington supporters of the new Cowboys stadium hoped that it would be a catalyst for redevelopment in an area dominated by parking lots, motels, auto sales and repair and retail targeting immigrants. The mixed-use developments and pricey condominiums planned for the area would have targeted the more affluent football fans who could afford tickets that cost as much as a few hundred dollars and seat licenses that cost thousands.
The city is contributing about $325 million in funding toward construction of the stadium.
“The city of Arlington was clearly banking on that ancillary development,” said economist Bernard Weinstein. “It’s not the city of Arlington’s fault or the Cowboys’ fault that we’re having the worst economic downturn since the 1930s.”
Don’t ya just love it? Say something often enough, and it become ‘fact’. This ain’t the 1930s, and BHO is NOT gonna fix all the problems. Sheesh! Well, honestly, I hope Jerry Jones falls flat on his face. He’s priced the REAL fans right out of the stands.
Census figures out this week on America’s foreign-born population show Tennessee — and particularly Middle Tennessee — becoming an increasingly popular destination for immigrants.
Since 1990, the state gained nearly 200,000 foreign-born residents, an increase that moved Tennessee’s ranking from 31st to 24th for the number of immigrants and refugees. Of the nearly 250,000 in the state, the largest cluster — 101,932 of them — lives in the Nashville-Franklin-Murfreesboro statistical area the Census Bureau measures.
I really have no problem with LEGAL immigrants. The problem we’re having here is the lack of assimilation, and there are just too many lately. Seriously, we have got to slow it down. There are just so much to go around, and after that’s gone, people are left out in the cold, so to speak.
No one has claimed responsibility for the rocket firing, but Israeli officials stressed that the government holds Lebanon responsible for the attack, carried out from its territory, Israel Radio reported.
The officials noted that Lebanon must prevent attacks against Israel and need to ensure that UN resolutions are not violated.
Of course the Lebanese government is responsible. They allow terrorists to run rough shod over the people. Is the government doing anything to get them out? Did they do anything to rid themselves of Hezbollah after the last war? Nope. Nada. Zip. But the Israeli government is also responsible…..for not wiping them out when they had the chance. The Useless Numnts? Pfft! What a joke!
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, speaking at the conclusion of the session, emphasized the importance of having sufficient troops on the ground to guarantee that national elections in Afghanistan, now scheduled for August, are safe and credible. He went out of his way to compliment a handful of countries that, like the United States, had contributed both troops and civilian development teams. But in a tacit acknowledgement that other countries would be unwilling or unable to send more combat forces, Gates appealed for allies to send civilians to carry out important, noncombat development tasks.
I’m no military genius, obviously, but wouldn’t a few very well placed bombs do a whole lot more than thousands of troops on the ground, getting shot at? Just asking.
After five years as governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger came full circle on Friday: The film star who promised to rescue California from its fiscal wreckage without raising taxes signed into law $12.5 billion in tax hikes.
With that, the Republican governor broke one of the few bonds left between his shrunken party and California’s mainstream voters, marring its hard-won image as a guardian against higher taxes.
Considering the fact that Ahnold was never really a Republican, in the true sense of the word….not the current definition, it’s not surprising that California has sunk deeper and deeper into debt. They could solve a LOT of problems if they would just stop supporting illegals, CUT some taxes, bring business back, and clean up their act. Stop with all the Kumbaya BS, and plant their feet back into the realms of reality.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broached the issue of human rights with Chinese leaders Saturday, but emphasized that the world economic and other crises are more pressing and immediate priorities.
“Human rights cannot interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises,” Clinton said in talks with China’s foreign minister.
Good heavens. This woman is even daffier than I thought. And here we keep hearing that she is the smartest broad around? Money trumps human rights? The ‘global climate change’ is more important? Box. Rocks. Dumb.
A Muslim mob went on a rampage, attacking Christians and burning churches in reprisals over the burning of two mosques overnight in Bauchi, which the Muslims blamed on Christians.
“I saw five dead bodies on the streets this morning, one of them was burnt,” resident Muazu Hardawa said.
Tension had risen in Bauchi since February 13, when members of a Pentecostal church opposite a mosque in the area barricaded a pathway outside the church used by Muslims attending Friday prayers, residents said.
I have to ask….why did the Pentecostals block the pathway? Was it for security reasons? And this may be off base, but I wouldn’t put it past ‘em if the Muslims set fire to their own mosques as an excuse to attack Christians. Although, seems they don’t really need an excuse, they just do it anyway.
The housing program, which provides housing subsidies for 31,000 families, about half in the New Orleans area, and the recovery office, created by President George W. Bush two months after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, were all due to expire Feb. 28.
“The residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast who are helping rebuild are heroes who believe in their communities, and they are succeeding despite the fact that they have not always received the support they deserve from the federal government, ” President Barack Obama said in announcing his executive order extending the life of the recovery office.
The president called the action “a first step of a sustained commitment by my administration to rebuild now, stronger than ever.”
Is it just me, or do the folks in New Orleans seem to have a real problem picking up the pieces after the levee broke, THREE AND A HALF YEARS AGO? Perhaps, if they had some REAL leadership, they wouldn’t be so far behind the rest of the coast? Just sayin’.
“The agents attempted to make an immigration stop, as the truck headed north on New Mexico Road 9,” Mosier said. “The truck then turned north on a ranch road, and the agents tried to make a stop.
“The truck then drove toward the agents at a high rate of speed and struck one of them. Other agents who were there fired at the truck. The driver received at least one gunshot wound.”
Personal opinion: Whoever fired the shot needs some more range time. His aim was a bit off.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.