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Archive for 28 February 2012
Brat has had this cat…well, she’s suppose to be Short Person’s, but that’s not important….since she was about 2 months old, and as the cat has been getting older, she’s been losing fur on her stomach. Well, now that it’s pretty much bald, guess what she had hidden under it! A bloomin’ tattoo!
Obviously, said feline wasn’t all that happy at being held in such a position, but oh well. Heh. The issue is…what in the world is that, and why would anyone tattoo a kitten’s stomach area? Can anyone tell what that is, and has anyone ever heard of tattooing a kitten? I’d guess that someone might do it as an identifying mark if the cat ever got lose, and lost, but since they’ve had the cat since she was itty bitty….just doesn’t make any sense.
A third student who was wounded in a shooting rampage at an Ohio high school died Tuesday morning, according to hospital spokeswoman.
The family of Demetrius Hewlin released a statement following his death.
“We are very saddened by the loss of our son and others in our Chardon community,” Hewlin’s family said in a statement. “Demetrius was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends.”
Earlier Tuesday, Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna said during a news conference that 17-year-old Russell King Jr., who was airlifted to a hospital following the shooting, “has passed.”
Two other students were wounded in the shooting. Another student, 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor, died hours after the shooting.
Rest in peace, young ones. Many prayers with the families and friends.
TICS employees have been receiving inquiries from some Tennessee FFL about whether we have heard anything about Wal-Mart intending to start selling handguns in March.
This morning I contacted the person in Bentonville, Arkansas who oversees Wal-Mart’s firearms program. Here is his response to my question (direct quote):
“We have no plans to sell handguns in any state in the near future (except for Alaska where we currently sell and have always sold handguns).”
So, if you have someone tell you Wal-Mart intends to sell handguns in Tennessee, you should realize they have no clue what they are talking about and MAY be blowing smoke at you for some ulterior motive.
British film director Sir Ridley Scott launched a global film making contest for aspiring directors. It’s titled “Tell It Your Way”. There were over 600 entries.
The film could be no longer than three minutes, contain only 6 lines of narrative & be a compelling story. The winner was “Porcelain Unicorn,” from American director Keegan Wilcox.
It’s a story of the lifetimes of two people who are totally opposite, yet, very much the same – all told in less than 3 minutes.
You’ll see why it won.
Shared by Jerry.
NATO must remain focused on fostering stability in Afghanistan despite the protests and violence that have gripped the country following the burning of copies of the Koran on a NATO military base, the alliance’s head said on Tuesday.
Am I the only one who finds this mildly amusing, in a demented sort of way?
“Despite the tragedy of this incident and the challenges we face, we must not lose sight of our goal, a stable Afghanistan. That is in all of our interest; that must remain the focus of our shared effort,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said during an alliance seminar in Washington.
The tragedy here is the ridiculous reaction of the the non leadership of the Pretender in Chief, and his minions. What shared effort? I can bet ya dollars to donuts that ‘stability’ in Afghanistan is a pipe dream. The best thing anyone could do, in the BEST interest of the rest of the world, and as a very strong message, is to bomb them back into their caves. I mean seriously, it’s a third world country, with a third world mind set, based in the 7th century.
The strategy of the United States and its NATO partners has been questioned in recent days, after the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book triggered widespread protests and two US officers were killed in an attack that took place within the Afghan Interior Ministry.
Well, I have been questioning their ‘strategy’ for quite a while m’self. I mean, after all, isn’t the purpose of a war is to actually…oh….I dunno…..WIN? Seems to me, the panty wastes have turned the finest military machine in the world into a bunch of babysitters for the most murderous thugs who use any excuse to beat up the other kids on the playground. In case those in Washington, and at NATO, aren’t aware….the purpose is to utterly DESTROY the enemy. Once they are completely vanquished, then you can play nice. Until then, you kill ‘em all, and let ‘allah’ sort ‘em out!
FYI….Barack Hussein Obama can take his apology and shove it where the sun don’t shine! This ol’ broad apologizes for NOTHING! Obama doesn’t speak for the majority of the American people, but Kira does! Burn the rest of those hateful propaganda books! Civilized people wouldn’t miss ‘em!
How Chrysler Can Actually Help Detroit
Did you know that there are no Volkswagen manufacturing plants in the Detroit area? Or Mercedes-Benz? Or Kia? Or Hyundai? Or BMW, for that matter? The Motor City has a well-earned reputation for having the greatest auto workers in the nation, yet honorable Michiganders largely build cars for only three companies.
Apart from having their cars assembled in Michigan, it turns out that those three companies have something else in common: the United Auto Workers union (UAW). It also turns out that every other car manufacturer has something in common, too: not wanting the UAW to do to them what it did to the Big Three.
Today, President Obama will address the UAW, and he should receive a rousing welcome. After all, his terms of the auto bailout richly rewarded his union allies at the expense of non-union employees and private investors, giving them, among other prizes, a very large stake of ownership in Chrysler. And together, they stand adamantly opposed to “right-to-work” laws that would empower the nation’s unemployed to find economic security with a non-union job.
Right-to-work legislation protects employees from being fired for not paying union dues. Without that protection, workers are forced to support a union financially even if they’d rather spend their hard earned dollars at home, if the union contract harms them, or if they’re opposed to the union’s agenda. And if they don’t, they lose their jobs. Obviously, when given the freedom of choice, many workers choose not to unionize.