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Archive for 13 May 2010
“Barack Obama doesn’t care about white people!”
No, country star Taylor Swift didn’t say that about the president. Nor did any of the entertainers who performed on a telethon to raise money for victims of the historic floods ravaging parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. None accused the Obama administration of indifference or lack of attentiveness to these floods.
Swift, who contributed $500,000, was one of many stars who appeared on this fundraiser put on by the Nashville NBC affiliate, WSMV, and carried by other Tennessee stations.
In 2005, a Hurricane Katrina relief telethon was carried live on CBS, ABC, Fox, and NBC and more than 25 other channels. A separate telethon was broadcast on MTV, VH1 and CMT. During a Katrina fundraiser, rapper Kayne West accused President George W. Bush of indifference to the plight of those suffering. West said, “George W. Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
And if anyone would know about ‘incompetence’, it would definitely be a member of Congress, wouldn’t it!
Courtesy of Texas Fred.
Well, that’s almost a given, but here I am, sitting in a motel room in Charlotte NC, trying to access my account, and it keeps asking me to identify people to verify my account. Seriously? I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,300 “friends”, and I’m suppose to remember all their faces? Are they freakin’ kidding? Does Michell Malkin have to go through all that every time she takes her computer on the road, just to check her facebook account? Ok, I’m not Michelle Malkin…no where near, but the same question applies. Would she, or anyone, who has more than 10 ‘friends’ on that stupid thing, be able to name every single one, and put a face with the name?
So, if you’ve commented on something, or sent me a message, or asked to be a ‘friend’, you’ll just have to wait till we get home.
Yup! We made it. Actually, we got here about 3:30, checked in, sat for a few minutes, and headed down to the convention center to pick up credentials, or name tag, or whatever the heck they call it. You only get a ‘free pass’ for one day, unless you check back in every day, OR stand in line for an hour to get a hang around your neck type name tag, so you can stick your membership level on it, for all the world to see. Yeah, ok, we’re up there, but big deal.
I thought the exhibits were suppose to be open today, but evidently, someone forgot to get set up in time. So, what better way to spend a little time than to shop! A pair of earrings, a couple of decals, and a hat are a good start. Heh.
We’ve also discovered, cabs are damn expensive, and parking is at a premium. They do have a train system, so I think we are going to make use of the rest of our trip. The cab driver that took us over there, and brought us back forgot what a minimum speed limit means. I was terrified some little old man was going to slam into the back end at any given minute.
Did anything interesting happen in the world today? :D Honestly, don’t care….cuz I’m one tired ol’ shufflin’ woman! :P It’s a shame the TV reception seriously sucks, cuz it would have been nice to lose m’self in mindless drivel.
I now am able to connect to the internet, but have very little time. This time switch is messing up my internal clock!
We drove through some beautiful country. You start appreciating the modern world when you realize there was a time that the speed limit was 45, MAX. Well, our average yesterday was 45. No wonder it took so long for anyone to get anywhere! I can’t imagine doing it in a covered wagon.
The biggest problem we had……CHATTANOOGA! Speed up. STOP! Speed up. STOP! Repeatedly. We never did figure out what the problem was….maybe there was a candy wrapper on the side of the road that was so interesting, people had to stop and look?
If we had more time, I would have stopped and taken a few shots of Cherokee National Forest. It’s quite pretty. Didn’t see any critters though. Was hoping for a bear or something. Heh. Well, maybe on our way back.
Supreme Court To Face Mecca
by Ann Coulter
Americans can thank the Supreme Court for the attempted car bombing of Times Square, as well as any future terrorist attacks that might be less “amateurish” and which our commander in chief will be unable to thwart unless the bomb fizzles.
Over blistering dissents by Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, five Supreme Court justices have repeatedly voted to treat jihadists like turnstile jumpers. (Thanks, Justice Kennedy!)
That’s worked so well that Obama’s own attorney general is now talking about making massive exceptions to the Miranda warnings — exceptions that will apply to all criminal suspects, by the way — in order to deal with terrorists having to be read their rights as a bomb is about to go off.
Let’s be clear: When Eric Holder thinks we’re being too easy on terrorists, we are being too easy on terrorists.