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Archive for 10 February 2010
Emergency dispatch tapes played for jurors Wednesday revealed a frantic woman calling for an ambulance as her date lay dying in a downtown Santa Rosa parking garage.
“We need an ambulance . . . he was trying to protect us,” Griffin said on the tape. “He’s dying. He’s almost dead.”
The jury of nine women and three men listened to prosecutor Spencer Brady lay out the case in an hour-long presentation that relied on 911 recordings, video and dozens of still pictures, including shots of Toste’s body with bullet entry wounds in the chest and side.
Dear God! I cannot imagine the pain that Sally, Cathy, Thad and the others must have felt seeing those pictures. It breaks my heart, after all the pain they have been through over the last 3 years, that they have to relive the horror, it’s incomprehensible.
Iran’s telecommunications agency announced Wednesday that it has permanently suspended Google’s e-mail services and that a national e-mail service for Iranians will be rolled out soon.
It is not clear what effect the order has had on gmail in Iran. Google says in a statement, “We have heard from users in Iran that they are having trouble accessing Gmail. We can confirm a sharp drop in traffic, and we have looked at our own networks and found that they are working properly. Whenever we encounter blocks in our services we try to resolve them as quickly as possibly because we strongly believe that people everywhere should have the ability to communicate freely online. Sadly, sometimes it is not within our control.”
Isolation is the best way to turn your citizens into your subjects. Although, in Iran’s case, they did a pretty good job starting back in 1979. However, over the years, the reign has been loosened a smidge. Sadly, for the Iranians, they got a taste of freedom, and decided they wanted more. When they went to the polls to vote, they saw exactly how much under the thumb of tyranny they really were, and took matters into their own hands. The slaughter of innocents ensued, in the streets, and through the so called Iranian ‘justice’ system.
State controlled email? Great way to monitor what your people are saying. Want to limit their news from the outside world? Remove the satellite dishes. Who are you talking to? Search, or take, cell phones. And for goodness sake, do NOT wear the color green!
Obama’s Owned — You Can Bank On It
by Ann Coulter
The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are bristling with the news that Republicans have decided now is the time to suck up to Wall Street. As the saying goes, there is no truer friend than a Wall Street arbitrageur — they are the salt-of-the-earth, the most loyal men who ever drew a breath!
What are Republicans thinking? While not every money-manipulator on Wall Street deserves to be treated like a heroin dealer, lots do. Could the Republicans be a little more discriminating in picking up the Democrats’ old friends?
The Democrats are acting as if they want to punish everyone in the financial services industry, including the innocent, while the Republicans seem to want to protect everyone on Wall Street, including the guilty.
… I would seriously consider voting for this young lady! Charlotte Bergmann is running as a Republican for the seat currently held by Steve Cohen. Cohen is being challenged, for the Democrat nomination, by the former Mayor of Memphis, Willie Herenton. That’s gonna be an interesting race. Willie doesn’t have a website, at least not that I can find, so I can’t link one.
Ok, back to Charlotte. I don’t know much about her, other than what is on her website, but from what I’ve read, it will be very interesting to watch her progress. She seems like a very bright young lady, who would do the district proud. Heaven knows, with Memphis smack dab in the thick of things, the district desperately needs a new face, with new ideas!
Hey, did ya know this particular visitor uses Chrome? Wonder if they like it. I’ve been very hesitant to ‘upgrade’. Hmmm….
On Tuesday’s Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann highlighted suggestions by former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo that there should be civics literacy testing for registered voters made by Tancredo at the weekend’s Tea Party convention, which Olbermann referred to as the “Tea Klux Klan,” and painted Tea Party activists as wanting to deny minorities the right to vote using the tactics of the Jim Crow South. As if Tancredo wanted to discriminate against African-American voters, Olbermann referred to “Tancredo harking back fondly to the electoral strategies once used to keep poor people – specifically, explicitly, black people – from voting.”
Psst! Hey! Olberdouche! It was the DEMOCRATS who prevented people from voting….NOT the Republicans. What a total moron. His selective memory of actual history is absolutely amazing!
But ya know what? I’m starting to think that yes, in order to register to vote, you SHOULD have some knowledge of the issues, the candidates, and the Constitution. Odds are, if people had been educated, Obama would NEVER have been elected, John McCain would NEVER have gotten the nomination, and there would be a whole different batch of folks sitting in Congress right now from those who are sucking the life out of this country.
It’s the Democrats who are obsessed with color. It’s the Democrats who prove, on a daily basis, their bigotry. Is it wrong to expect people to be informed? Heaven knows, our public educational system isn’t teaching future voters the facts. And I don’t believe it’s unreasonable to expect those who do vote, to actually be ELIGIBLE to vote, as in LEGAL CITIZENS!
Just a thought.
A small pre-dawn earthquake has hit northern Illinois, startling residents as far away as Michigan and Iowa, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.8-magnitude earthquake hit about 45 miles northwest of Chicago at 4 a.m. Wednesday. Scientists say the epicenter was southwest of the village of Gilberts in Kane County.
The USGS initially reported the magnitude as 4.3 but later downgraded it. USGS geophysicist Amy Vaughan says such quakes are rare in northern Illinois.
Ya know, if I was of the Pat Robertson mindset, I’d say God was sending a wake up call to the area. Hmmm… Nah…..not a big enough quake.
Israeli Warships en Route to The Persian Gulf?
Will Nuclear Weapons Be Used Against Iran?
by J. D. Longstreet
Just a snippet:
Obama’s lack of support for Israel is another mistake, a HUGE mistake on his part. The American people, generally speaking, support Israel. We tend to always pull for the underdog, especially if that underdog is a democracy. Remember, the US was the first nation to recognize the State of Israel as a new state. We have supported Israel, to one degree or another, ever since — right up until Obama.
We would suggest the Obama Regime get real — and get real fast — because there is another player in all this – Russia. Russia will almost certainly be involved in any fight between Israel and Iran. They will be in the fray on the side of Iran. Russia has a very real interest in Iran as a countermeasure to what they see as U.S. Mideast dominance.
No matter how one interprets the latest news about the Israeli Missile Boat maneuvers, one thing is certain: Israel is preparing to strike Iran and destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. That is a given. It is also a given that no matter what Obama thinks about Israel, the US WILL be involved in the fight against Iran and Russia.
Read the whole post here.
If you have been paying close attention, you’ll know that little weasel in the leisure suit has been making big noises about destroying Israel, and pushing the rest of the world to the brink so he can pave the way for the mahdi. My understanding is that this guy, whoever, or whatever he might be, is the equivalent to the Christians anti-Christ. We don’t much cotton to the idea of bowing 5 times to Mecca, or having our heads whacked off if we don’t fall in line with the Muslim idea of governance.
While Israel may not see these moves by Iran in the same way Christians do, they are quite well aware that the weasel is dead serious about Israel being ‘eliminated from the pages of history.’ There’s some controversy over this statement, but to me, he IS pretty much saying ‘wiped off the map‘. Either way, he isn’t fond of Israel, or Jews, and has stated so on numerous occasions.
If Obama, and his cronies up there in D.C., don’t snap out of their stupor, we’re going to end up in a real ‘War to End All Wars”! Instead of running around the world apologizing to everyone, he should now be apologizing to Israel, for his lack of support against those who would see her destroyed. Contrary to what he would like to believe, not everyone thinks he’s some brilliant negotiator. He’s make the U.S. look weak to her enemies, and they are many. Russia is not our friend. China is not our friend. Muslim dominated countries are not our friends. Israel IS!
Is USA Today Serving the Goals of Al-Qaeda?
Yesterday, USA Today ran an editorial on the Obama administration’s handling of terrorism, writing: “Officials’ handling of Christmas Day attack looks like amateur hour.” Graciously given the space to respond to this charge, Obama administration Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan replied: “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda.”
Got that? The Obama administration considers any criticism of its national security policies, even from as benign a source as USA Today, as serving “the goals of al-Qaeda.” And the problems with Brennan’s letter don’t end there: