An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 1 March 2009
From commenter Jesse, comes “Obamarama: The Movie!”
Belgian archaeologists have rediscovered an ancient Egyptian tomb that had been lost for decades under sand, Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni said on Sunday.
In 1880 Swedish Egyptologist Karl Piehl uncovered the tomb of Amenhotep, the deputy seal-bearer of the Pharaoh King Tuthmosis III, in the city of Luxor, about 600 km (375 miles) to the south of the capital Cairo.
“It later disappeared under the sand and archaeologists kept looking for it to no avail until it was found by the Belgian expedition,” a statement from the Supreme Council of Antiquities quoted Hosni as saying.
Wonder what you get for a misplaced tomb?
Ya might find this a bit odd, but when I was MUCH younger, I wanted to be an archaeologist. I love history, and would have loved to have sit for hours with a trowel and an itty bitty brush. Now? I don’t have the patience, or the physical ability, so I just read about it, and go peek at what others have found, when we can. Wondering what life was like for those that lived during ancient times, thinking perhaps, they weren’t a whole lot different than us.
I SO wanted to go! Perhaps, next year. I did get to watch this ‘live’ though….on the internet. Ain’t technology cool?
Since we were out of town, I didn’t post the weekly front page news from Podunk. If you really want to see it, they have it up on their web site.
What got my attention was a letter to the editor buried on page 6A, for which, of course, they don’t have a link.
People have written recently about school consolidation in Savannah. Their concern actually surprises me. The priactice of taking hostages in an ancient practice among great powers. The Romans practiced it, as did the turks and others. Command and control is the fundamental nature of all government. The abolistion of schools in the outlying provinces allows the school board ever-greater control over all within their grasp, if they could concentrate every student in the gymnasium at Hardin County High School, they would do just that and may yet do so.
People often think they have a role in government decisions simply because they pay tribute, er, taxes to that government. They are wrong. The people’s role is to choose their leaders. Having made their choice, they are required to obey when their leaders proceed to do exactly what they want to do. It is the way things are.
Mr. Hubbard is quite correct. His thought on the recent proposed consolidation of the schools in Hardin County also applies to every other area of our government. In destroying the neighborhood schools, the parental involvement lessens, and indoctrination is greater. Once the little brains are sufficiently ‘washed’, the destruction of family, country and faith continues.
The top U.S. military official says he believes Iran now has enough fissile material to build a nuclear bomb.
Adm. Mike Mullen issued that assessment after the world’s nuclear watchdog said last week that it was wrong in earlier reports and now has evidence that Iran has enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon.
And all the words in the world isn’t going to stop them from using it. Just in case you were wondering: fis·sile (fsl, -l) adj. 1. Possible to split. 2. Physics Fissionable, especially by neutrons of all energies. 3. Geology Easily split along close parallel planes.
During the one-hour checkpoint on Feb. 6, 175 vehicles passed through, and 15 drivers were asked to pull to the side of the road, said Sgt. Brad Wilbanks with THP’s special programs unit. Troopers gave out 25 citations. Three were for equipment law violations such as tinted windows, seven were registration violations in which the registration was expired or not properly displayed, and 10 were driver’s license violations. Five other citations not related to a driver’s license also were given, Wilbanks said.
I’m of two minds on these types of check points. Yes, if you are doing nothing wrong, then no problem. But then again, if you are doing nothing wrong, why are they stopping you? I’m more inclined to think that check points on New Year’s Eve is a safety issue, but just for the sake of having check points? Not so much. Seems like a violation.
Rep. Ron Paul vehemently denounced the $410 billion catch-all spending bill approved last week by the House of Representatives.
But although the libertarian-leaning Republican from Lake Jackson cast a vote against the massive spending measure, his fingerprints were on some of the earmarks that helped inflate its cost.
Paul played a role in obtaining 22 earmarks worth $96.1 million, which led the Houston congressional delegation, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis of more than 8,500 congressionally mandated projects inserted into the bill. His earmarks included repair projects to the Galveston Seawall damaged by Hurricane Ike and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
They are ALL hypocrites. Every single one of ‘em!
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert threatened painful retaliation against Gaza militants Sunday for rockets still hitting Israel, six weeks after its military halted an offensive that was supposed to have stopped them for good.
The Israeli military says Palestinians have launched over 110 rockets and mortar shells at Israel since the Gaza offensive ended Jan. 18. On Saturday, seven rockets flew from Gaza into Israel, including one that crashed into an empty high school in the coastal city of Ashkelon. There were no injuries.
When Israel halted the offensive, Olmert said, “we took into account the possibility that shooting by the terrorist organizations might resume.”
Might? Should have KNOWN. That’s what terrorists do. They destroy, murder, lie, destroy, murder, and it goes on and on. Unless they are destroyed, completely and utterly, it will never stop.
He said on Sunday there “was trauma, but a determination to rebuild”.
But he said: “We need a different strategy for Gaza, one that helps the people who want a better life and a better future … [including] rebuilding infrastructure so that basic life can continue.
“We need to work on getting pledges and get money in.”
They want a new strategy? I can give ‘em one. Get rid of the terrorist Hamas! And any other offshoot bunch of thugs. I don’t see anyone asking for ‘pledges’ to rebuild destroyed property in Israel, the result of the constant bombardment from the scum. Blair is just one more appeaser. They all make my stomach heave!
Sensitive information about Marine One was reportedly found by Tiversa employees at an IP address in Tehran.
Tiversa CEO Bob Boback said a defense contractor in Bethesda, Md., had a file sharing program on one of their systems that contained highly sensitive blueprints for Marine One and financial information about the cost of the helicopter.
“We found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package for Marine One,” Boback said.
Now why would anyone in Iran be interested in the particulars of Marine One? After all, hasn’t B. Hussein vowed to have tea and crumpets with them?
The White House budget director says the president will sign a big spending bill despite GOP calls for a veto.
Peter Orszag says Obama will work with Congress to reduce targeted spending, known as earmarks. But he says the $410 billion measure that passed the House last week represents last year’s business and the new administration needs to move on.
The bill would keep the government operating through Sept. 30, the end of the current budget year. A watchdog group has identified nearly 8,600 instances of earmarks totaling $7.7 billion. Democrats say the number is $3.8 billion.
If anyone still has the misguided belief that B. Hussein gives a happy crap about the future of this country, they should seriously seek medical help for that condition. Everything he’s said, or done, since the day after the election, has done NOTHING to encourage growth of ANYTHING but the government.
“A government big enough to supply you with everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….”
Just think….this is what all those young, perky, broads have to look forward to!
Shared by Sue…..another ‘a bit pasted middle aged’ ol’ broad.
When the Mr and I moved down to Tennessee from Taxconsin, we were expecting mostly mild winters and little to NO snow. This winter has been extremely chilly, at least to my tastes, and snow???? Well, we had basically a dusting last night, and I thought it had stopped. What greeted me this morning was a smidge more than a dusting. Granted, no where near what we experienced up in WI, but when you live down a quarter mile drive of dirt, potholes, and dips, you tend to wish there was an easier way to get to the street. So much for getting to church this morning.
Out the front window…
From the kitchen, right and left…..
Granted, I could probably walk to church, but like I said….quarter mile, one way…hilly….cold….muddy….blech! I’ve no doubt it’ll be mostly gone by this evening, so I can go then, but for now, I’m going to stay bundled up in my nice warm house.
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: