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Is that your house?
For the love of all that’s holy…..KNOCK IT OFF! This is getting beyond absurd. It’s dangerous, destructive, and completely unconscionable!
The debate on global warming and energy policy accelerated on Tuesday as two senior House Democrats unveiled a far-reaching bill to cap heat-trapping gases and quicken the country’s move away from dependence on coal and oil.
But the bill leaves critical questions unanswered and has no Republican support. It is thus the beginning, not the end, of the debate in Congress on how to deal with two of President Obama’s top priorities, climate change and energy.
This bill should have NO support at all! NONE! ZIP! ZERO! ZILCH! Why on earth would anyone believe we have ANY control over the climate? Do they really believe they are gods, and BO is actually a messiah? NEITHER is true!
If….and that’s a big IF, there is a viable alternative to coal and oil, I’ll be all for pursuing that avenue. We haven’t built a new refinery since the 70s. And what about nuclear? When was the last time we built one of those? No, we have raving lunatics in charge of the asylum, who insist on forcing people to buy things they don’t want, punish them for purchasing what they do want, and go skipping down the Yellow Brick Road, singing la la la la with their fingers in their ears. “WE know what’s best, and YOU will pay!”
Common sense is no longer a requirement for serving in any capacity in Washington, D.C. I suppose if we’re honest with ourselves, there has been NONE for a very long time.
Swiped from Right At Home.
While those in the administration are no longer using the phrase “War on Terror”, instead calling it the “Overseas Contingency Operation”, let’s take a look at what the commander of the Pakistani Taliban has to say…
The commander of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly assault on a Pakistani police academy and said the group was planning a terrorist attack on the U.S. capital.
Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million bounty on his head from the U.S., said Monday’s attack outside the eastern city of Lahore was in retaliation for U.S. missile strikes against militants along the Afghan border.
“Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world,” Mehsud told The Associated Press by phone. He provided no details.
“At this time, I will not give any detail,” Mehsud said.
The Pakistani Taliban leader also said he was not deterred by the U.S. bounty on his head.
“I wish to die and embrace martyrdom,” he said.
Do they really think by giving the WAR ON TERROR a nice fuzzy name, the terrorism will stop? All that will do, in my opinion, is let the TERRORISTS know that this country is getting soft.
I gotta tell you, with these PC nuts in charge, I fear for our future. When will the powers that be get their heads out of their collective a$$es and realize that there is NO negotiating with people who, quite simply, want us dead?
Cross Posted at Silent E Speaks
I don’t remember ever hearing about it. After some searching, I found an article in The New Yorker, dated June 26, 2007.
Tsereteli’s inspiration came, he says, on September 11, 2001. “I saw the people gathered around the American Embassy,” he said recently from Moscow. “The tear that came out of my eye and fell, that gave me the idea for the monument.” Tsereteli, who is seventy-three and bogglingly prolific, flew to New York, visited Ground Zero, and decided that it wasn’t the appropriate place for the sculpture. He pitched it to Jersey City, where the mayor loved it.
In case you can’t read the print, it say “Monument to the struggle against world terrorism”, “Artist – Zurab Tsereteli”, with the equivilent in Russian.
Around the base are the names of those murdered, very much like the Vietnam Wall.
Today, a large banner hangs on a warehouse alongside the monument, with portraits of Putin and President George W. Bush facing one another across the battle cry “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism.” Inscribed on the monument’s base are the names of the 9/11 victims, along with the names of those who died in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The base has eleven sides. Nine pathways lead to it. The Tear of Grief is aligned, it is said, with the missing towers, across the water. On a recent sunny afternoon, two men drove up and parked near the monument—a Bayonne resident and his son, home from college. They walked around its base, studying the names. The father pointed at one with his shoe. “See, there’s Noley,” he said. Asked what he thought of the monument, the father looked up, shading his eyes against the ferocious brilliance of the Tear of Grief. “Pretty impressive,” he said.
I’m very curious…why did the MSM ignore this? It’s a beautiful tribute, and a generous gift.
I used to be a Law & Order fanatic. I’ve seen about every episode ever made. One of my favorite assistant D.A.’s was Angie Harmon’s character, which is why it made me smile when I read this…
Angie Harmon is not afraid to come out and say she doesn’t like how President Obama is handling the job — but she’s sick of having to defend herself from being deemed a racist.
“Here’s my problem with this, I’m just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it’s not because I’m a racist, it’s because I don’t like what he’s doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you’re called a racist,” Harmon told Tarts at Thursday’s Los Angeles launch of the new eyelash-growing formula, Latisse. “But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he’s doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay … I’m still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we’ve got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that’s the thing I really don’t appreciate. If I’m going to disagree with my President, that doesn’t make me a racist. If I was to disagree with W, that doesn’t make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous.”
Speaking of dislikes, the starlet has also had enough of the double-standards in the media.
“I do think McCain would have done a better job, only because I think he has more experience. I also think if W or John McCain or Reagan would have gone and done a talk show, the backlash would have been so huge and in his face, and ‘What is our president doing? How unclassy!’ But Obama does it and no one says anything,” Harmon said.
Finally, someone from Hollyweird speaks the truth. This is much of what is being said, but since most of us don’t have the forum that these “stars” have, it’s not being heard. Yet, if you are on some two-bit TV show, or even, in some cases a serious actor, the world listens. Which is why, perhaps, that I have lost whatever respect I may have had for these two
“The sort of criticism over the last couple of weeks is a bit unfounded, he’s been in office for barely any time and I think he inherited a lot on his plate and he’s doing a pretty remarkable job,” quipped Mandy Moore. “I think it’s cool that he went on Leno and I watched the “60 minutes” interview as well last week. The guy is just so articulate and he is so well versed in something that is so new to him and I think he has a good team around him. It sounds cliché, but he makes me feel proud to be an American.”
Debra Messing also told Tarts that our new President is not only meeting her expectations, but going far beyond.
“He is thoughtful and considerate and he gets all the information before he speaks which I think is a wonderful quality for the ruler of the free world to have,” she explained.
Okay, I never really had respect for them in the first place, but holy mackeral!! On what planet do they live? Thoughtful and considerate? Leader of the free world? The scary thing about that is that many folks are of that mindset. On the positive side, however, there are some who have had reality slap them in the face, and are starting to see what is REALLY happening. And Mandy, you’re right. He’s been in the office for barely any time…and look at the damage already.
We were watching the local new tonight, and the infobabe started talking about the housing situation in Memphis. According to what was in the report, 20% of all home foreclosures are on rental houses. Now, I’ve never owned a house that was rented out, but it’s my understanding that if you buy a house, and rent it out, don’t you normally use the rental payments to pay the mortgage? I would think if your mortgage payment was, say $300, you’d rent the house out for $400, or $500. That way, you have a little left over for repairs if needed, or to sock away for a raining day. But you pay the mortgage payment. If push comes to shove, you might have to live in that house one of these days. Wouldn’t it make sense to keep up with the payments?
This just got my curiosity going. Anyone have any answers?
I’ll be honest here….I don’t listen to much talk radio anymore. As I’ve mentioned before, we don’t pick up a lot of radio out here in Podunk, except for a couple of local stations, one of which, is a Christian talk station. Good stuff on there, and I will listen when I’m in the car. Occasionally, I’ll listen to Rush, Beck, Hannity, and a few others on the internet, but it’s not a necessity for me to get through my day. I know how to think for myself, and I don’t need someone else to tell me what I already know. Sometimes, it’s nice to have it reaffirmed, though.
I use to have many “discussions” with a few folks on the left who had a bad habit of vilifying Rush, and come to find out, they had never even listened to his show. Ever. All they had to go on was snippets, taken totally out of context, thrown out there by the main stream media, and recently, the BO administration’s lackeys. So, I found a little glee with this column, posted in the LA Times.
Take the Limbaugh Challenge
Liberals who hate Rush Limbaugh — why don’t you actually listen to his show before bashing him?
By Andrew Klavan
If you are reading this newspaper, the likelihood is that you agree with the Obama administration’s recent attacks on conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh. That’s the likelihood; here’s the certainty: You’ve never listened to Rush Limbaugh.
Oh no, you haven’t. Whenever I interrupt a liberal’s anti-Limbaugh rant to point out that the ranter has never actually listened to the man, he always says the same thing: “I’ve heard him!”
We’ve made the “big time“.
Another event of great interest to rightbloggers has, thankfully, come and gone: Earth Hour, a climate-change feel-good event in which big buildings dimmed their lights in 100 cities, and its rightwing twin “Human Achievement Hour,” a counter-celebration pimped by Michelle Malkin for which rightbloggers pledged to blaze their lights in protest. As is customary with these things, it also involved protests against Big Media for trying to keep rightbloggers down, including Wikipedia, which deleted the parody observance’s entry.
But that didn’t kill their buzz. “What could be more ‘Anti-Al Gore’ than a protest against Earth Hour?” said The News Factor. “I’ll Be Nuking A Pizza,” said Scarecrow for President. “I had two tv’s running, some lamps and my computer,” said Right-Wing and Right Minded. “We turned on every single light in the house, plus the numerous outdoor lights as well,” bragged An Ol’ Broad’s Rambling. “Al Gore Celebrated ‘Human Achievement Hour’ With Me!” said theblogprof. (Gore had his lights on, see? Ha ha!) “I’ll actually make sure to run every piece of electrical equipment i can during this time peroid,” said Fire Andrea Mitchell. “I’m putting the halogen shop lights in the front windows for the world to see,” said Ethereal Madness. “I got out some Christmas lights too.”
My goodness! We’re in some seriously impressive company, aren’t we.
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG,
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
ONE NATION UNDER GOD,
INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
I was asked to send on if I agree, or delete if I don’t.
It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.
Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having ‘ In God! We Trust ‘ on our money and having ‘ God ‘ in the Pledge of Allegiance.
I believe it ‘s time we stand up for what we believe!
If you’ve come around to our little corner of the blogosphere for a while, you’ll know that we use to live in Waupun, WI. When I heard about this example of PC run amok, I just about fell off my chair.
The principal at Waupun High School has had the school’s fight song rewritten because he feared its use of the word “fellow” could be construed as sexist.
Principal Jeff Finstad says most people didn’t know the lyrics to the song, so students wanted to paint them on the gymnasium wall.
That’s when he read the words, which included the line, “Fight fellows, fight, fight, fight.”
He told students he wouldn’t allow those words on the wall.
Is this clown serious????
Finstad asked junior Bridget Nickel to rewrite the words. She came up with a version that removed gender-specific terms.
Well, HE might be gender neutral, but I’m fairly sure that a good 99% of the students aren’t. Come to think of he probably is neutered. Any MAN with balls wouldn’t even considering such stupidity!
The school has dealt previously with an issue of political correctness. The school logo used to be a “W” for “Warriors” but it’s been replaced by a character that looks like a knight.
A warrior depicts strength and courage, but evidently PC has pussified EVERYTHING these days. No wonder we’re stuck with a generation of simpering wimps.