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Archive for 27 February 2010
(Oldie but goodie.)
If a man cuts his finger off while Slicing salami at work, he blames the restaurant.
If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die of lung cancer, your family blames the Tobacco company.
If your neighbor crashes into a tree while driving home drunk, he blames the bartender.
If your grandchildren are brats without manners, you blame television.
If your friend is shot by a deranged madman, you blame the gun manufacturer…
And if a crazed person breaks into the cockpit and tries to kill the pilot at 35,000 feet, and the passengers kill him instead, the mother of the crazed deceased blames the airline.
I must have lived too long to understand the world as it is anymore.
So, if I die while my OLD WRINKLED Butt is parked in front of this computer, I want all of you to Blame Bill Gates.
Shared by Cindy. I think she’s trying to tell me something.
Congressional Investigation Into Climagegate? – Blue Collar Republican
Government Motors Forces Ford Recall – silent E speaks
How bad is it? – Y’all Politics
Ethically Unfit? – The National Conversation (Raw)
San Diego students storm offices after noose found – Texas Fred
Coburn: ObamaCare will “divide and bankrupt America”. – The Cutting Edge
Liberals Make Me Sick – Digital Publius
Sick Bastard, Sicker Excuse – Cognitive Dissidence
MSNBC From Monday – Mike Slater (Still don’t think he looks old enough to vote. )
Dr. Earl Bradley – Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
Jobs Bill and Baby Steps – The Black Sphere
Was that a cricket? – Camp4U
RINOS CIRCLING THE WAGONS AGAINST TEA PARTY! – Angry White Dude
Surprise! Another Ford Announcement Delay – Silence Isn’t Golden
Obama Proposes False Teeth Exchange in Healthcare Proposal – Feed Your ADHD
Of Ass Clowns and that Damn Karma Thing – This Ain’t Hell
6 Soldiers Who Survived Shit That Would Kill a Terminator – Cracked Head (Language Warning, but this is some fascinating stuff!)
Buy American, Eh? – 73Wire
..and then – BO’s Teleprompter
Obama scolds Rep. Cantor at summit for paper prop – Conservative Chronicles
Durbin and Dumber: Attack of the Liberally Ill – The Immoderate Blog
Does My Insurance Cover Health Care Summits? – The Looking Spoon
Memo to Steny – Bush Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – My Justice in Texas
License to Nothing – Speak to Power
“She Wore Her Dead Sister’s Teeth” – Dan Cleary
The Democratic Party is No Longer the Pro-Israel Party – YID with LID
The Joys of Diversity & Cultural Enrichment (XXV) – The Lambeth Walk
California Businesses are Leaving FAST. – American and Proud
….the United States of America was the wealthiest nation on the planet, through hard work, dedication and innovation. Now?
Swiped from The Cutting Edge.
Assassination works; keep it up
Killing terrorists is a necessary undertaking
Israel is facing uncomfortable questions regarding senior Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was found dead in a Dubai hotel room on Jan. 20. Dubai police say al-Mabhouh was assassinated, but in his chosen profession, his fate really was the result of workplace-related injuries.
Heh. I like that. “Workplace related injuries.”
Definition: as·sas·sin (? sas??n) noun
1. a member of a secret terrorist sect of Muslims of the 11th-13th cent., who killed their political enemies as a religious duty, allegedly while under the influence of hashish
2. a murderer who strikes suddenly and by surprise: now generally used of the killer of a politically important or prominent person
Plus, a little history on the word and it’s origins here.
There certainly is no reason to mourn al-Mabhouh, a longtime terrorist with a track record including arms smuggling, kidnapping and murder. Most recently, he was suspected of being a primary link between Hamas and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, both of which the United States identifies as terrorist organizations. Al-Mabhouh had survived several assassination attempts, but this time his luck ran out. Fortunes of war.
As a Christian, should I morn the loss of a murderer? Actually, I am instructed, basically, to morn the loss of his soul, because I’ve no doubt, there is much innocent blood, shed by his hand, crying out for justice. And justice is exactly what he will receive. He was sent to his maker, who IMHO, is not the same as his Creator.
The open season on terrorists is not limited to Israel. Russia has ruthlessly and effectively hunted Chechen terrorist leaders at home and abroad, such as killing rebel leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev in Doha, Qatar, in February 2004. In 2008, Colombia sent a team into neighboring Ecuador that took out Raul Reyes, deputy commander of the anti-government FARC guerrillas.
Terrorists are murderers. Without compunction, they slaughter innocent men, women, and children. These actions are not limited to Muslims, but they sure are at the top of the list.
The United States is the global leader in what is euphemistically called “targeted killing.” Manned and unmanned aircraft have rained death on terrorists in (at least) Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen. In his Valentine’s Day interview on “Meet the Press,” Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. bragged that the Obama administration is pursuing terrorists “with a vigor like it’s never been seen before. We’ve eliminated 12 of their top 20 people. We have taken out 100 of their associates. . . We’ve sent them underground. They are, in fact, not able to do anything remotely like they were in the past. They are on the run.”
If, on the other hand, we had been allowed to take them out, one by one, many innocent lives could have been saved. Not to mention the numerical cost. One bullet, a really good sniper….BAM! Problem solved!
Some argue that it is useless to target terrorist leaders because there is always another waiting in the wings. Experience, however, has demonstrated that there are substantial benefits in taking out leaders. It disrupts networks, hampers operations and may deter others considering careers as violent extremists. The effects can be dramatic. When Abu Musab Zarqawi was liquidated by an air strike in June 2006, it was the beginning of the end for al Qaeda in Iraq.
Useless? That’s about the dumbest thing I’ve heard, and there have been a LOT of really stupid statements made in recent years. You want to kill the cockroaches. Do you squash one, in hopes it will make the rest of them go away? No, you keep squashing them, until each and every one of them are nothing more than a messy spot to be wiped up with a paper towel. In the meantime, you do NOT stomp on your pet’s head while taking out the roaches! Take out the head, every time it pops up, no matter where it is! You set off a bug bomb in your house, are you going to leave your critters in there? Of course not! Same with this scum. Don’t kill the innocent. Slaughter the evil!
Whoever was behind al-Mabhouh’s killing may draw some lessons about tradecraft and covering their tracks more effectively. But they successfully eliminated an important terrorist and threat to peace, and for that they deserve thanks.
Ditto! One cockroach at a time!
It’s nearly two in the morning, and I’m awake. This does not make me happy. When I gave up, and crawled out of bed, I noticed that the moon is really bright! I stumbled into the living room, peaked out the window, and I’ll be darned if the thing isn’t bright enough to make the brown grass look like snow. Thankfully, it’s not….just brown grass, but in my state of semi sleep and not going full time with it, it kind of shook me there for a minute. Or, was that the earthquake?
A massive magnitude-8.5 earthquake struck near Concepcion, Chile, early on Saturday, the USGS reported, shaking buildings and causing blackouts in parts of the capital of Santiago.
A Reuters witness reported shaking buildings and loss of electricity in Santiago, which is north of the epicenter.
The earthquake struck 56 miles northeast of Concepcion at a depth of 34 miles at 3:34 a.m./1:34 EST/0643 GMT. The quake was initially reported at a magnitude of 8.3.
The Reuters witness reported a very strong shaking lasted for 10 to 30 seconds.
A tsunami warning was issued early on Saturday for Chile and Peru and a tsunami watch was issued for Ecuador, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported.
The center said: “An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours.
Naw, probably not. Had an ex that worked out of Concepcion, out on a rig. He said it was a real interesting place. I wouldn’t know, because he refused to let me go down there, even when there was an offer from the company to fly me down to visit. Hmm…. Notice, I said EX. But that’s neither here, nor there.
This report doesn’t mention any injuries, and I pray it stays that way, but… Buildings can be rebuilt, electricity can be restored, aid can be rendered, wounds can be healed and broken bones set, but lives cannot be replaced. Keep the folks down there in your prayers.