An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 24 March 2011
Senior Islamic Jihad leader in the Gaza Strip Khaled al-Tash said that his terrorist group is ready to make moves to calm the situation in the Strip but that things could evolve if “Zionist aggression” continues, Israel Radio reported Thursday.
The statement came as rockets exploded deeper and deeper into Israel, striking north of Ashdod near Yavne on Thursday, for the first time since Operation Cast Lead in 2009.
Let’s see if I’ve got this right….terrorists MURDER 5 family members, including 3 small children, decapitating a 3 month old baby. Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claims responsibility. Israel retaliates by refusing to be victims.
Rockets attacks….just THIS month:
March 3 During the night, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a projectile at the Sdot Negev Regional Council.
March 4 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two Qassam rockets at Israel.
March 5 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at an unspecified site in the western Negev.
March 9 After nightfall, a Qassam rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip landed in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council.
March 18 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at Israel.
March 19 During the night, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired fifty mortars on Israeli towns, these attacks resulted in two wounded.
March 23 At 5:30 am, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip launched a Grad missile at Beersheba. Four hours later, Palestinians fired another Grad missile at Beersheba. Later, Palestinians fired at least five mortar shells at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip.
March 24 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired twelve projectiles at Israeli towns throughout the day, reaching deep into the country. During the night, Palestinians fired a Qassam rocket at the western Negev. In the morning, Palestinians fired a second Qassam rocket which landed in an open area south of Ashkelon. Shortly before 11 am, a third Palestinian rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. Around 12:15 pm, a fourth Palestinian Qassam rocket landed in an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. Just before 2 pm, Palestinians fired a fifth rocket at the Eshkol Regional Council. A rocket was fired at Ashdod. In the afternoon, a rocket landed in Sderot.
Who is the ‘aggressor’? Uh huh. That’s what I thought.
At a press conference in Gaza on Thursday, Tash claimed that Israel was responsible for the current escalation and that if it “stops its aggression,” the terror organization would respect understandings reached after Operation Cast Lead not to fire missiles into Israeli territory.
You’ll excuse me if I find this statement less that credible. I’ll be perfectly honest! I find it absolutely amazing that Israel has as much patience as she does. Given the constant attack on her citizens, I don’t understand why they haven’t just gone ahead and done some serious carpet bombing!
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Detroit’s Liberal Nightmare
What happens when a city buys the liberal dream hook, line and sinker? Just take a look at the City of Detroit. The once-great city lost 237,493 residents over the last decade according to the 2010 Census, bringing it to 713,777 – a population plunge of 25%. That’s its lowest population since 1910, and it marks the city’s fall from a 1950s peak of two million, over 60%. And that’s just the people who can afford to leave.
Detroit, once known as “the great arsenal of democracy,” has made headlines of late for its notorious fall from grace. The “Big Three” automakers are no longer the biggest, falling behind their overseas rivals, and the Michigan economy lost 450,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 10 years all while Detroit lost population. And while the Motor City suffers unemployment from a decimated automotive industry, it suffers crime, high taxes, poor city services, plummeting home values, and a public education system in shambles with a $327 million budget deficit and a 19 percent dropout rate. Is it any wonder people are leaving in droves?
The city of Hazelwood says they do support the Girl Scouts but not when they are violating the home occupancy code.
They’d been warned, but the city says the Girl Scouts Abigail and Caitlin Mills continued to sell Girl Scout cookies from a stand in front of their home. A neighbor complained anonymously because of all the people and the traffic and the dogs barking at all the people and the traffic.
How do you ‘violate’ a home occupancy code when you are standing out front of your home? What does selling cookies have to do with such a code? A little explanation would be nice. But one feckless neighbor complains, and WHAM! Girls Scouts are bad. I rather doubt the girls are out there 24/7. Of course, with the “it’s all about ME” society we have now, I guess it’s not too surprising.
“Based on this complaint, the city of Hazelwood had to take action,” says spokesman Tim Davidson. He says it is also against city code to sell products from home.
So, I guess it’s against the law to sell Avon products too? That’s a home business. I’ve never heard of such a ridiculous “code”!
And while he has heard some complaints from residents that Hazelwood is being too harsh on the teens, Davidson says others have pointed out that one tenet of the Girl Scouts is good citizenship.
“The fact that we did have this code in place, it’s the responsibility of every good citizen to respect the laws that we have,” said Davidson.
Seig Heil! Let’s all goose step for stupidity! This isn’t about ‘good citizenship’. It’s nothing more than, once again, a minority of one dictating to the majority.