An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., has received two grants administered by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to study the relationship between sexual orientation and obesity.
Just who thought this was a good idea? How ’bout let’s foot the bill for a study on why members of Congress are assholes!!!! Give me 1.5 MILLION dollars, and I give ya an answer! And find out just who are the worst assholes! Most would be Democrats, but I can guarantee there would be quite a few Republicans on that list as well!
It’s OUR freakin’ money! Use some common sense once in a while! If this is such an important study, there would be PRIVATE financing!!
I don’t bloody well think so!!!
Cannabis decriminalisation measures across the United States, including the medical use of marijuana in California, have been sharply criticised by the United Nations, which has warned Washington they violate the international drug conventions.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which polices the drug treaties, has also warned about the growing public health threat from the “unprecedented surge” in “legal highs” and called for concerted global action to curb the growing trade.
Launching its annual report in London, Raymond Yans, the INCB president, said that the successful ballots in Colorado and Washington to legalise the use of cannabis for recreational purposes and the fact that Massachusetts had recently become the 18th state to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes violate the international drug conventions.
“They also undermine the humanitarian aims of the drug control system and are a threat to public health and wellbeing,” said Yans. He claimed that so-called “medicinal use” initiatives were little more than “a back-door to legalisation for recreational use”.
The INCB has warned the US government that medical cannabis must be properly regulated. “In some US states they are being operated in a way that is completely inappropriate and outside of the conventions,” the report says.
I’ll be perfectly honest…. I don’t think legalizing pot is such a great idea, but if certain states do legalize it, then that’s going to be their problem. I’m sure they’ll find out eventually perhaps they made a mistake. That being said, I don’t recall ANYWHERE in the U.S. Constitution that a foreign body, aka the Useless Nations has any say in what we, and a sovereign nation do. Nope. Nowhere!
Now, if there are other countries who want to allow the UN to order them around, that’s their business. Makes ‘em look stupid and incompetent to run their own countries, but hey…it’s still their own business. WE, The People of the United States, on the other hand, do NOT wish a bunch of feckless, foreign, corrupt, weasels telling us what we can, and cannot, do. We have enough of those already in D.C., thank you very much.
So, as far as I’m concerned, the Useless Numbuts can kiss my red, white, and blue hind end!! Then they can shove it where the sun don’t shine! They’d do well to remember what Yamamoto supposedly said, and likely did not, but true none the less: There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
“The President says….!” “The President says….!” Well, the so called president is a lying sack of male bovine excrement! I know…you’re shocked, aren’t you.( /snark) Ya know, Adolph Hitler, and his top echelon aka cronies, believed their own propaganda, too!
Harry Reid’s Senate still hasn’t passed a budget, even though the House has sent them one on a regular basis for the last four years. Now, tell me, who is at fault again? Oh that’s right…it’s BUSH’S fault! Can these people never take responsibility for their own actions? Or INACTION?
Who’s idea was sequestration? Well, it sure wasn’t Bush’s. Nope, that came from the Liar in Chief. Yet now, he turns around and blames the Republicans for HIS actions. Does the media call him on it? Well of course not! That would mean they’d have to actually do their jobs, and MR Obama might get his noise out of joint. Honestly, I’ve never seen such a whining titty baby in all my life. A spoiled little boy who throws temper tantrums, and blames someone else when the lamp gets broken.
I’m pretty fed up with the pettiness of this administration, and thanks to the low information voter, the ones that spend their time watching Honey Boo Boo, whoever the hell she is, and American Idol, instead of looking for the truth, we are stuck with him for four more years. Well, unless the House uses what sense is left, and starts impeachment!
No children are going to starve! No air traffic controllers are going to let your plane crash! In the grand scheme of things, $86 billion is a drop in the bucket. Or is it $89 billion? Whatever. It’s still NOTHING compared to the billions upon billions that are wasted by the federal government and it’s alphabets on a daily basis! The Democrats better pull their heads out of their collective hind ends, and get with the program! THEY are the reason this country is in the mess it’s in, NOT Bush! NOT the Republicans! THEY took over Congress in 2007, when that simpering botox queen snagged the gavel!
First cut….Obama phones! Second, all foreign aid to countries that will still hate us for free. Third, cut YOUR freakin’ salaries, and give it to the men and women who actually EARN theirs….the U.S. Military. And the list goes on. We don’t need to know why salmon swim up stream…they just do! We don’t need to watch shrimp on a treadmill. Who cares! Head Start is a waste of money, since any benefits gained are lost by the time the rug rats are in the 3rd grade. Oh, the list is endless! Now get up off your sorry asses and get to work! The border is NOT more secure than it’s ever been. We have NO business supporting murderers for decades…one bullet, problem solved! We have NO business supporting criminal aliens, AND their offspring. And NO MORE money for Obama’s cronies, in Hollyweird, or anywhere else! Imagine the BILLIONS we could save if Congress would do the job set forth in the Constitution, and no more! Mind boggling!
Oh, and one more thing….the Obama’s are no longer allowed to take lavish vacations! If we can’t, they can’t! AND they will start paying the taxpayers back every single dime they have stolen from us so they can tote their friends off to far off exotic places! And for the love of all that’s holy, tell that woman to stop spending OUR thousands on those butt ugly clothes she keeps exposing us to! Dear Lord, has that woman no taste at all???
Where Could We POSSIBLY Cut the Federal Budget?
If you had to cut your family’s budget, where would you cut?
Would you immediately start starving your children and stop wearing shoes? Of course not. You would look at the extras in your life—whether they were coffee shop lattes, movie tickets, or restaurant meals.
It’s a good thing the President wouldn’t be handling your budget. As Dan Holler of our sister organization, Heritage Action for America, has said: “If President Obama were making the decision for your family… he’d tell you to stop buying gas for your car and explain how you could only eat five days a week.”
If there is anyone I find more obnoxious than Barack Hussein Obama, it just might be Chrissy “Tingles” Matthews! This assflake has his head so far up Obama’s hind end, I’m surprised he hasn’t turned….brown!
A teacher at a public middle school in Florida has rubbed parents and school officials the wrong way with her highly unorthodox teaching methods.
The teacher, Anna Garrett, is on paid leave and under investigation because she allegedly used sandpaper to punish students who misspelled words during a spelling lesson, reports St. Petersburg CBS affiliate WTSP.
The alleged incident occurred on Jan. 23 in class in a sixth-grade class at Burns Middle School in Brandon, Fla., a rapidly growing Tampa area suburb.
Students and parents complained that Garrett forced the students to write previously misspelled words onto sandpaper repeatedly – until the coarse surface caused their fingers to bleed.
“We had to trace letters like ‘I’ and ‘J’,” 11-year-old Josh Sommer told CBS Tampa Bay. “By the end of the time, my whole table was bleeding.”
I’m all for kids learning how to spell correctly. I wouldn’t mind seeing proper punctuation either, but that’s another story. Apparently, penmanship is a thing of the past as well.
Way back in the Stone Age, when I was in school, we learned how to spell words by writing them over and over, looking them up on the dictionary, learning the proper use of said word, etc. There was no sandpaper involved. Just a lot of repetition, which actually WORKS!
We have teachers who post pictures of themselves, drugged and naked. We have teachers having sex with their students. We have teachers who are mentally and emotionally abusive to students. Now, we can add sadists to that list? Is this the ‘education’ that parents pay their taxes to promote? No, I didn’t think so! But I can bet ya dollars to donuts, every one of ‘em are a member of their teachers union. Just sayin’.
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Obama’s choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The vote Tuesday was 94-3. One senator — Kerry — voted present and accepted congratulations from colleagues on the Senate floor. The roll call came just hours after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved the man who has led the panel for the past four years.
Overwhelmingly? Which means Republicans are useless to the country now. Congratulations. You have now given approval to Obama’s plans to destroy the country. You can all kiss my red, white and blue hind end! I will do all I can to see every single one of you replaced by those who actually BELIEVE in the Constitution and aren’t Obama sh*t lickers!
Hoeven (R-ND) and Murray (D-WA) didn’t vote, but it wouldn’t have made a difference. We got screwed once again!
According to E Magazine, the “Clunkers” program, which is officially known as the Car Allowance Rebates System (CARS), produced tons of unnecessary waste while doing little to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The program’s first mistake seems to have been its focus on car shredding, instead of car recycling. With 690,000 vehicles traded in, that’s a pretty big mistake.
According to the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), automobiles are almost completely recyclable, down to their engine oil and brake fluid. But many of the “Cash for Clunkers” cars were never sent to recycling facilities. The agency reports that the cars’ engines were instead destroyed by federal mandate, in order to prevent dealers from illicitly reselling the vehicles later.
The remaining parts of each car could then be put up for auction, but program guidelines also required that after 180 days, no matter how much of the car was left, the parts woud be sent to a junkyard and shredded.
And they are just now figuring this out? This is something that people with actual common sense already knew! Just more proof that Demtards are too stupid to breathe without instructions, and WAY too stupid to hold elected office. Apparently, not a one of ‘em ever sits down and considers the ramifications of their actions. Hence, we’re in a whole heap of hurt due to the asininity of politicians.
The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score.
Multiple Senate sources have confirmed to CNSNews.com that senators received the bill at approximately 1:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013 – a mere three minutes before they voted to approve it at 1:39 AM.
Do you sign a contract without reading it first? If so, you are as stupid as those 89 U.S. Senators!
The bill is 154-pages and includes several provisions that are unrelated to the fiscal cliff, including repealing a section of ObamaCare, extending the wind-energy tax credit, and a rum tax subsidy deal for Puerto Rican rum makers.
Excuse me? Tax credits for wind energy? You mean those big ol’ wind mill things that kill thousands of birds, including endangered species, on a regular basis? And rum? I wasn’t aware that rum was a necessity of life, unlike food that is becoming more and more expensive thanks to the fecklessness of Congress, and that fool in the White House.
It could be considered the first vote of the 2016 presidential primary, and Sen. Marco Rubio defied most of his party by voting against the “fiscal cliff” deal GOP leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joseph R. Biden struck.
Mr. Rubio was one of just eight senators to vote against the legislation, which cleared in an easy 89-8 vote just after 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
“Thousands of small businesses, not just the wealthy, will now be forced to decide how they’ll pay this new tax and, chances are, they’ll do it by firing employees, cutting back their hours and benefits, or postponing the new hire they were looking to make,” he said. “And to make matters worse, it does nothing to bring our dangerous debt under control.”
Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican whose father, Rep. Ron Paul, shook up the GOP’s nomination race in 2012, also voted against the deal.
To be honest, I don’t think these two men voted against it because they were thinking of 2016. I believe they did it because it was the RIGHT thing to do. Isn’t it a shame that so many others with that R behind their names are incapable of standing on principle?
Many of the GOP’s staunchest fiscal conservatives voted for the agreement, including Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.
In other cases, my respect level went down. Didn’t have much for TN senators anymore anyway. I have NO respect for Democrat>liberal>progressive>socialist>communist anyway, so that’s not an issue.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the House of Representatives remember they are the ones who hold the purse strings, and can flat out say NO to all these destructive taxes? Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole lot would remember just how they got their jobs, and how they can, quite easily lose them? Yeah…I know… fantasy land.
A pay raise, eh? While companies are laying people off, while citizens are doing their best to make ends meet, feed their children, make sure they have shoes on their feet, trying to keep a roof over their heads, putting off buying that new refrigerator, or car that needs to be replaced, the POS occupying the White House decides he has the authority to take more of our money to pay people who do very little to earn it, as we prepare to splat on the bottom of the ‘fiscal cliff’. Is it just me, or does anyone else see a MAJOR problem here???
Not a damn one of the them should EVER make more than lowest rank is paid in the U.S. Military. At least they EARN their pay!
A senior administration official says President Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his next secretary of state.
Kerry’s nomination marks Obama’s first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term.
If confirmed, Kerry will take the helm at the State Department from outgoing Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Massachusetts senator is expected to be easily approved for the Cabinet post by his longtime Capitol Hill colleagues.
Kerry leapt to the front of Obama’s list for the State Department job after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration last week.
The official requested anonymity in order to discuss the announcement ahead of Obama.
Does anyone else find that another anti-American will likely be joining the Obama administration, rather disturbing? I find it REAL disconcerting!
Does anyone really think this POS would have done anything to save Ambassador Stevens, or the other 3 who were murdered? I doubt he’d even care that Americans are being murdered.
To put it bluntly, I have no use for trash like Kerry! Why Massachusetts keeps electing his sorry ass to the Senate says a whole lot about the people of that state, and none of it good! I wonder how much Kerry paid Obama to put his name in the hat?
I hear on the idjit box that Kerry should sail through the nomination process in the Senate. Is so, we need a HUGE change in that particular branch. Come to think of it, we need a clean sweep of the whole bunch up in D.C.
My name is Kate….and I own a .38!
Happy now SFB? It will return to its regular spot after CHRISTmas. Now, get yer knickers out of the twist you put them in, and get a life!
Well, so I copied and pasted a beautiful poem written by someone I don’t know, and what a amazing response. I say amazing because there were many comments that were positive, which were approved. On the other hand, we also had some that were were vulgar, and down right disrespectful to the author. Those comments were NOT approved. No, I thought they should have a post of their own, just to show what kind of hateful people we have to deal with on a regular basis. If you are blogger, you know exactly what I mean. If you are not, then take heed….some of these types of people may be your ‘friends’. You might want to be wary of them.
If you have read the poem, and the comments, I’m sure you noticed nyp, whose comments I made the mistake of approving. He’s rather mild in comparison. All first time commenters have to be approved by me. I pay for this thing, so I get the last word in what is approved, and what is stuffed in the ‘trash’, where it belongs. So, here goes!
First we have two from Virginia YUE. Virginia hails from Hong Kong. How do I know this? IP. (I considered including the email addresses, but since I refuse to stoop to such a level, I refrained.)
Just to let you know your “poem” went “viral” and here’s some of the response:
This is circulating on Facebook. It’s rare that a post enrages me…but this kind of thinking is monumentally, willfully ignorant and an offense to reason, and with the “taking back the schools” line, paints hues of blame on all American non-Christians, as our rebellion removed God’s divine protection from these innocents. Makes me livid. -Seth Andrews
the horrified children would be smiling and laughing after being the victims of such awful violence. It’s ignorant and insulting.
I’m sorry but I read this earlier and could not believe how offensive it was, not because I don’t believe in god but because those poor kids died and someone goes and writes some dumb shit like this, its a nice dream and all but come on, this was a horrible act and a tragedy and should be treated like one, its not a happy ending where everyone goes and eats cookies and hangs out with Jesus, I understand the person who wrote this might have had good intentions but this is the most ignorant shit I have ever fucking read. god DAMN.
This sick poem landed on my friend’s timeline…and I made it very clear about how I feel about this:This poem is just revolting and to the point of making me loose my grips… whoever wrote this is as sick as Adam Lanza… who ever shared it as though it is comformting is deluded… and whoever “likes” it in the literal sense…. brain dead…
what a nice fairytale to make believers feel better and cope. Too bad here in the real world, the “moms and dads” are not taken care of, and nothing will change. The sick bastards will continue to kill innocents and the society will continue to be plagued with false hope and dreams. Where was this Jesus when the kids were dying? So this just and loving god allowed these children to be shot and die a painful and aggonizing death, just to have them be with him? What a guy.
And there are some that believe 100 virgins await in heaven in the name of jihad. Listen, don’t get too upset. This is not much more than The Night Before Christmas. “As I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight.” Give me a f—ing break! This is granfaloonery at its finest.
Thank you to Seth (The Thinking Atheist) for this. I find no good in this little poem. People are acting like it’s a good thing that twenty innocent children were murdered alongside six equally innocent adults.
What bothers me the most about this is the fact that it’s a shameless plug to guilt people into thinking that they need God in schools. Like if these children hadn’t stopped at “One nation under God,” that morning, maybe this wouldn’t have happened…
Tell that to the Catholic church. God doesn’t seem to mind all of the rape that is suffered by alter boy’s at the hands of the clergy or the constant cover ups that prevent these sick men from going to prison…
Remember, God does not stop mass murder or rape… no matter how hard you ask.
I’ve been doing a bit of web surfing to see the effect this poem is having. Many people are saying that it is making them phisically sick to read it. At least 26 families have been devistated by the worst possible thing that could ever happen to them and this is making it look like somethig good happened. It may make the writer feel good and it may make some Christians feel good but it is completely insensitive to the grief of the families, most of whom are not religious.
Apparently, Virginia felt the need to share the comments that other had made on Facebook when they read this beautiful poem. Well, Virginia…. I don’t give a damn what those people had to say. They have their own issues to deal with, and it is NOT my problem if they can’t see the love that was put into Cameo’s poem.
How does it make any sense when 20 children can be brutally murdered and that it was Jesus who wanted to spend Christmas with them ?
It is next to perversion
Actually, what is perverted is your assumption that Jesus doesn’t love all children, and wouldn’t welcome them with His loving and open arms. He had nothing to do with their murders.
Then, we have Kevin M Bruce, from Appleton, Wisconsin, who shared this pearl of wisdom:
I was writing to thank you for your most insensitive post. its not every day that you see someone marginalizing the violent death of 20 children.
I suppose the hundreds of thousands of tears I, and many others, have shed for these innocent children is ‘marginalizing’ their senseless slaughter? I see. And you hostility towards a person who put their heart and soul into expressing her grief is insensitive as well. What is insensitive is for those like you to assume that every one should grieve in the same manner you do. Well, I hate to break it to you kid, but that’s not the way the world works.
Oh my! Here’s another from Appleton’s very own Kevin M Bruce!
the ad right next to the commnet box says
“ABORTION doesnot make you Un-pregnat!
it just makes a mother of a DEAD BABY.
considering your poem starts with
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.//
do aborted babies go to heaven?
i ask because i just dont understand your point of view, my point of view is it was a horable event and even morte crule than it otherwise would be given that those grieving parents had most likely bought presents. presents that represent all the joy and wonder of this holiday season and will forever be a reminder of all the joy and wonder those kids never got to experience here on earth.
Well, Kevin, first off, spell check is your friend. Use it. Also, punctuation comes in very handy as well. And once again, I will repeat, it is NOT my poem, although I wish it was. I’d love to meet such a loving person who could put into words their feelings. So, in answer to your questions about the babies slaughtered in the abortion mills, I believe, yes, they do go to heaven. Their mothers, on the other hand, I would say that would all depend on whether or not they turn their lives around. I am not their judge. Their judgement will come from the One who has the power to judge us all.
Here we have Randall from the Cincinnati area.
This is disrespectful b/s. Where the f^ck was this “god” when the madman left his home that morning? Where was the compassion? Why was it their “time”? Sure, it is a touching sentiment to think that these babies went to some magical place free of pain, but that kind of belief is there only to make YOU feel better about your lack of control over the situation.. You disgust me. This is a “Christmas” poem about dead babies. You are foul and full of self-aggrandizing delusion to think for one second that this is an appropriate response to such a horrific tragedy. These babies are dead and there are people left behind to pick up the nightmarish pieces.. this is nothing but disrespect.
So, I disgust you, even though I’m not the author, just a messenger. Do you really think I care about your opinion of me? Won’t you be surprised when you find out that ‘magical’ place is real, and you won’t be living there? I pity you. What is disrespectful is your comments about the person who did write the piece. It is not a poem about dead babies, it is a heart felt wish for comfort. I repeat, I pity you, and the many like you who will never know peace.
And last, but not least…we have Paul M, who comes to us from somewhere around Skipton in the United Kingdom.
I’m sure you had best of intentions but this is just wrong, not all those kids are children of Christians, for starters. I know you probably thought this was a nice thing to write, and I won’t condemn your good intentions.
Read this, hopefully she puts it better than I: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/dealing-with-grief-five-t_b_2303910.html
Well Paul, my intentions were to share with my regular readers what I found to be a beautiful and loving piece. Your intentions, on the other hand, seem to be quite the opposite. While your comment was not as offensive as some of the others, and you did refrain from using vulgarities that others insisted upon, I guess from their lack of command of the English language, under normal circumstances, I would have gone ahead and given you an approval. However, my patience with the insults to the author have come to an end. Unlike the left, I’m extremely tolerant, up to a point. I have often been criticized for allowing some people to speak their minds. I’m very pro 1st Amendment, and believe, right or wrong, all of us are entitled to our beliefs, and to express those beliefs. The problem I had was the link to HuffPo. It doesn’t matter if the children were raised in Christian homes or not. That doesn’t stop Jesus from loving them, as I said before.
One last thing…. seriously people, learn to use spell check if you are incapable of spelling words correctly! Don’t they teach spelling in the government run institutions anymore?
Gonna have to throw my 2 cents worth in on this stupidity. If you didn’t watch the Cowboys/Eagles game, you missed it! Of course, I’ve no doubt you’ve seen the video, read the transcript, or seen reference to it on FB, and elsewhere.
To state it bluntly, Bob Costas, sports blatherer, is a moron, and so is the clown who wrote the column. Stupidity has crept into every aspect of the media, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds.
BOB COSTAS: Well, you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again: Something like this really puts it all in perspective. Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf-life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. Please, those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective. You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.
“Our current gun culture,”Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”
“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions, and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows?”
“But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock,” is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
“Handguns do not enhance our safety”? Really? Tell that to the thousands upon thousands of would be victims of a violent crime who took down the criminal BEFORE he/she had a chance to turn the ‘victim’ into a statistic! Belcher snapped, plain and simple, and if it hadn’t been a gun, it could easily have been a baseball bat, a knife, a screwdriver, or even a Bic pen, used to murder his girlfriend.
This was a tragedy, one that MIGHT have been prevented. But the person who pulled the trigger is responsible for his actions, not the gun, and not the MILLIONS of responsible gun owners, using their God given, and 2nd Amendment, right, to protect themselves from the criminal element who don’t care if they possess a gun legally or not! I, and the millions of others like me are highly offended at your words, and would appreciate if you would….