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Archive for 22 October 2010
The Texas Rangers reached the World Series for the first time, with Vladimir Guerrero driving in three runs and Nelson Cruz homering in a 6-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night in Game 6 of the AL championship series.
I’m not a big baseball fan, but I AM a Texan! So, I reckon there’s a little bit of Texas pride going on here.
The French Senate, pushed into an early vote, approved on Friday a hotly contested bill raising the retirement age to 62, hours after riot police forced the reopening of a strategic refinery to help halt growing fuel shortages amid nationwide strikes and protests.
In tense balloting after 140 hours of debate, the Senate voted 177-153 for the pension reform. The measure is expected to win final formal approval by both houses of parliament next week.
President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative government, keen to get the measure passed and quell increasingly radicalized protests, cut short the debate and voting process using a special procedure. Critics on the left dubbed the use of Article 44-3 of the Constitution a denial of democracy.
I’ve been trying to wrap my mind around this, and am having no luck at all. So, these entitlement minded types believe having to work a couple more years so they’ll actually have something to retire on is a bad thing? The average life expectancy in France is about 81 years old. So, if the average Frenchman lives to 81, that leaves 19 years of retirement, instead of 21. Uh….what’s the problem? Would these morons prefer their country totally collapse due to financial issues, or would they rather have the ability to work to feed their families. I just don’t get it! But then, I don’t understand the union/communist mindset anyway. Seems to me, all they are doing is hurting their fellow citizens, but the union/communist are never concerned about others anyways.
An escaped crocodile may have caused a plane crash which killed a British man and 19 other people, according to the sole survivor.
The reptile apparently freed itself from a bag, sparking a stampede of panicking passengers on the flight over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I don’t even know what to say. What kind of bloomin’ idiot puts a crocodile in a bag, and carries it on board a plane? I can only guess it wasn’t a full size croc? But either way, people are dead, and this is not a good thing.
As read by Charlie Sykes on air this morning (via internet of course):
This election season has been hard on pundits. The Democrats are going to get massacred in November, and it’s really obvious to pretty much everyone exactly why — which makes writing political commentary like trying to come up with a long-winded explanation for why two plus two equals four.
Here’s my attempt.
Doesn’t it suck when you have a dog that barks all night? Everyone hates that. It’s annoying. It can even drive you pretty crazy if it goes on long enough. People hate that.
Know what also sucks? A zombie apocalypse. That’s when society collapses due to some spreading zombie virus, and most of your friends and family are dead, and you have to scrounge for food to survive while the walking dead threaten you around every corner. People also hate that.
So, we’re all agreed that a barking dog and a zombie apocalypse both suck. Everyone following so far?
Shared by Tena.
A single, 31-year-old woman in Michigan who posted a note on her church bulletin board seeking a “Christian roommate” to share her residence has been cited by the state for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against those of other faiths.
The complaint signed by Tyra Khan, a “Civil Rights Representative” of the state of Michigan Department of Civil Rights, surfaced when the Alliance Defense Fund announced today it was representing the woman.
So, let me get this straight…..a woman….who owns a home, is seeking a like minded roommate, and some twit from the state is telling her it’s wrong? She can’t decide what type of person lives under her roof? I don’t bloody well think so! Read the Fair Housing pamphlet put out by MI Dept of Civil Rights. It says NOTHING about someone wanting to rent a room to an individual in their OWN HOME!
I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say that Mzzzzzz Khan is not a Christian? Looking up the origin of the name, I’d say it’s a pretty good bet. Not to mention this is the Muslim Republic of Michigan, the odds of winning that bet increase.
I’d like to ask….since when does some state employee browse church bulletin boards? Doesn’t that violate their mantra of ‘separation of church and state’? Which, if you don’t know, is NOT in the U.S. Constitution. Or do they only use it when it suits their purpose? Hmmm….
If ever there was an organization that deserves our support, it’s the Alliance Defense Fund. Who knows, maybe one of these days, one of us is going to need their services. Not too many standing up for OUR side these days.