Thursday, November 30, 2006
I have been working on moving my blog all morning! I've had it with Blogger! It's either down, or it says "published" and it's NOT! Example: I spent an hour last night trying to get something to show up on the blog. I republished constantly, but it never showed up. Other posts throughout the day, I had to publish three or four time (some, even more) for it appear on the page. I've got only so much patience! Right now, I'm trying really hard not to toss my computer across the room while trying to import this over to my new site. So, here it is, warts and all:
The new An Ol' Broad's Ramblings.
So, please, update your blogrolls, and if I'm not on it, ADD ME! :)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
It's that time of the year.... pumkins all over the place, people decorating their houses, stocking up on candy, eating way too much of it, and leaves everywhere.
So, from me to you......
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Jessica Makes Some Good Points
Jessica McBride's column on gmtoday.com touches on the upcoming vote on the Marriage Amendment. New Jersey example shows the need for marriage amendment Don't let that crafty advertisement with the slow-moving tractor fool you.
Gay marriage activists want you to believe that nothing will change if you vote down the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage this November. If nothing will change, then why are activist groups dumping so much money into media campaigns to mislead you into thinking that nothing will change? After all, because nothing will change anyway, they might as well use their money somewhere it will matter.Darn good point! Couldn't they be putting that large chunk of change to better use, like say...feeding the hungry or AIDS/HIV research?
The New Jersey Court ruled that denying gays marriage or civil unions violated the state's equal protection clause. In other words, they said it was discriminatory. But every ban on marriage is not discriminatory. Or, at least, it's not discrimination that's wrong. If you really press gay marriage advocates, even they will agree that society has a right to regulate marriage based on commonly agreed upon social norms. And right now, no one's demonstrated a compelling need to change it. We don't allow very young children to marry, for example. We don't allow incestual relationships. We don't allow polygamy. If it's discrimination to forbid gays to marry, why aren't we discriminating against polygamists?There is right and there is wrong. Calling it discrimination to prevent same sex marriage is just plain wrong. And no, I'm not going to get into a long debate again, Jayce. :)
It's not just a religious issue, either. Marriage as "one man, one woman" is also a secular norm. Even the New Jersey court recognized that, when it stopped short of outright mandating only gay marriage, writing: "We can not find that a right to same sex marriage is so deeply rooted in the traditions, history, and conscience of the people of this state that it ranks as a fundamental right. We cannot escape the reality that the shared societal meaning of marriage, passed down through the common law into our statutory law, has always been the union of a man and a woman. To alter that meaning would render a profound change in the public consciousness of a social institution of ancient origin. When such a change is not compelled by a constitutional imperative, it must come about through civil dialogue and reasoned discourse."
Just how stupid do you have to be to try this?
When the man walked up to the security checkpoint at Wichita City Hall on Wednesday morning, officers asked to go through the small black pouch he was carrying. "Oh, you don't need to do that," he reportedly told them. "It's just my medication." But inspection is mandatory -- and a screener found three small bags of cocaine in the pouch. The 45-year-old man suddenly decided he didn't want to be in City Hall after all, police Lt. Jeff Weible said. But security officers detained him, and after a visit to a local hospital because he complained of chest pains, he was taken to jail. The episode was merely the latest example in a long string of people trying to get past the security checkpoint that opened in April, Weible said. "They don't think we're going to check them," he said. But screeners do -- and they've found cocaine, marijuana, Ecstasy, drug pipes, switchblades, throwing stars, daggers.... In the first three months of the checkpoint's use, Weible said, screeners were finding two or three illegal items a week. That average has declined only slightly in the past three months.So, tell me, why isn't being stupid against the law? Oh yeah, cuz there just aren't enough cells in the entire prison system to accommodate 'em all!
A 14-year-old Sauk Village girl suffocated her newborn daughter Wednesday to keep her mother from knowing about the birth -- even though her younger sister gave birth two weeks earlier, police said. The girl has been charged as a juvenile with first-degree murder and concealing a murder, Police Chief Thomas Lacheta said. "It's a very difficult situation when children are involved," Chief Detective Tim Holevis said. "It's very tragic." Milk found in infant's body Police said the girl gave birth to a girl at home about 3 a.m. Wednesday and then suffocated the infant and discarded her body in a trash can in the garage of the home in the 21400 block of Peterson Avenue. The girl was afraid that the birth would upset her mother, Lacheta said. Police said a family member called police Wednesday after a sister of the girl found the baby's body. Paramedics were unable to revive the infant, who was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The baby may have lived for several hours, Deputy Chief Thomas Mountford said. An autopsy revealed milk in the child's digestive system, indicating that the young mother had tried to feed her, Mountford said. He said police don't think anyone else in the family took part in the killing. None of the girl's eight siblings or her mother knew that she was pregnant or gave birth, Holevis said. The girl was in custody in Sauk Village as of Friday evening.I don't even know what to say about this...it's just unbelievable.
Cleric Won't Quit?
Prove it and I will stand down, says the sheikh
CONTROVERSIAL Muslim cleric Sheikh Taj al-Din al-Hilali has given the first indication he would be prepared to stand down as mufti, as the Victorian and NSW premiers called for his dismissal. The sheikh said yesterday that if a meeting of leading Muslim clerics, due to take place in Sydney today or tomorrow, could prove that his sermon intended to degrade women, he would step down. In a Ramadan sermon, the spiritual leader of Australia's 300,000 Muslims claimed that women invited rape by parading as "uncovered meat".I suppose it hasn't occurred to this pig that comparing women to "uncovered meat" DOES degrade women.
"Enough is enough with these extremist views," Mr Iemma said. "On the one hand, everyone is working to ensure harmony in our community " and you have these extremist views constantly being perpetrated. It's just not on, and it is time for him to go."Good for Mr. Iemma! There is some hope!
The sheikh has argued that the comments in his sermon - delivered in Arabic - have been misinterpreted. Yesterday he said it was too late for him to learn English, and he thought it was unnecessary because most of his constituents spoke Arabic. Many sermons were delivered in foreign languages such as Arabic, Greek and Italian in churches across the country without criticism, he said.Meanwhile, federal Treasurer Peter Costello urged Muslims to accept the separation of church and state in Australia. Mr Costello told The Sunday Age that "if Muslims won't accept the separation of church and state, we have a major problem. And this is precisely what Sheikh Hilali is arguing now." Mr Costello said he remained horrified by the sheikh's comments. "He's arguing that if women aren't wearing the veil, this should be some kind of defence for rape."From what I understand, Muslims can't separate "church and state". It's a major part of who they are, so if you're going to invite them in, you're going to have problems. And for anyone who cares, I am NOT putting on a veil, of any sort!
Just Something I Was Thinking About
When I was in the fourth grade, I had to learn this small part of Patrick Henry's speech, made 23 March 1775:
Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!We each had to stand up in front of the entire class and recite it, word for word. Now, believe it or not, I was an extremely shy kid, so having to stand up in front of all those other kids, I thought I was going to die. Obviously, I didn't. A few years ago, I asked my oldest granddaughter if she had learned about Patrick Henry in school, and she said no. I repeated my question last year, again, she said no. Last summer, I took her to Gettysburg, Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Other than Washington, D.C., she hadn't heard of any of the other places, so much a part of our history. Shameful! Completely shameful!
Just Because I'm in THAT Type of Mood!
A Green Bay Packers Fan is drinking in a New York bar when, he gets a call on his cell phone. He hangs up, grinning from ear to ear, and orders a round of drinks for everybody in the bar announcing his wife has produced a typical Green Bay baby boy weighing 25 pounds. Nobody can believe that any new baby can weigh in at 25 pounds, but the Packer fan just shrugs, "That's about average back home, folks, like I said, my boy's' a typical Green Bay baby boy. Congratulations showered him from all around, and many exclamations of "WOW!". One woman actually fainted due to sympathy pains. Two weeks later, he returns to the bar. The bartender says, "Say, you're the father of that typical Green Bay baby that weighed 25 pounds at birth. Everybody's been making bets about how big he'd be in two weeks. o how much does he weigh now?" The proud father answers, "Seventeen pounds." The bartender is puzzled, concerned, and a little suspicious. "What happened? He already weighed 25 pounds the day he was born!" The Green Bay father takes a slow swig from his Leinkugel's beer, wipes his lips on his shirt sleeve, leans into the bartender and proudly says, "Had him circumcised!" (no doubt this originated in Texas, and it was Lone Star beer, but had to be changed to appease...snicker) Thanks Gwen!
Grouchy's AOTW Goes To.......
Oh no, the Dems would NEVER lie! pfft! To her credit, McCaskill's campaign has pulled the ad, but how much damage was already done? H/T: Grouchy Old Cripple
Our Buds, the Saudis
Hamas' Must-See TV
Hamas may not have funds to pay the salaries of civil servants and improve social services for Palestinians. But resources to fund its propaganda efforts? That, evidently, is not a problem. This month, the terrorist organization that governs Gaza and the West Bank launched a satellite television station. The new station will be broadcast by Arabsat, majority-owned by the Saudi government. Arabsat, along with Nilesat, owned by the Egyptian government, already distribute the programming of Al Manar, the television station of Hezbollah. Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Manar have all been officially designated by the U.S. government as terrorist entities. Meanwhile, the Saudi government runs commercials in the U.S. claiming to be America's 'ally' in the War on Terrorism. And the Egyptian government presents itself as our moderate Arab friend - in exchange for billions of dollars in American aid.With friends like these.....
Why is Hamas doing this now? One strong possibility is that Hamas expects to soon be at war - with Israel, certainly, but also possibly with Fatah, the Palestinian organization it defeated at the polls early this year.Did the war between Hamas and Israel ever stop? I thought it had been going on for years!
In addition, Israelis would like to secure the release of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, a soldier captured in June by Hamas combatants operating on Israeli soil. This week, Israel's UN ambassador, Dan Gillerman, accused Iran of paying money to Hamas to make sure Shalit's captivity continues.Just why hasn't that young man been released? Why hasn't the UN, that bastion of freedom and justice, pushed for his release? Why has this young man been forgotten?
The Europeans appear to be doing little to stop the Saudis and Egyptians from helping Hamas and Hezbollah incite terrorism. By contrast, it will not be surprising if -- besides missile factories and weapons warehouses-- the Israeli army soon targets Hamas television studios. And should a Palestinian civil war break out, it is not hard to imagine that Fatah might do the same.Does anyone really expect Eurabia to do anything? They can't even stop their invasion due to all their ass kissing.
I've been sick for two days. This is getting on my nerves, so I'm already in a bad mood. I stumble down the stairs, look out the front door, only to see....trashed yard signs....AGAIN! This time, they also stole all the signs we had in the "flower bed", close to the house, which included the sign I BOUGHT for my husband, "I'm the NRA, and I Vote!". Our neighbors across the street also had their signs stolen, so it's not just us. That's not bad enough...the SOBs also gouged big holes in our yard.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Mrs. Cheney Kickin' Butt
Cheney Lays Into CNN
Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, strongly criticized CNN Friday for its "Broken Government" series of specials in the run-up to the November mid-term elections and for its airing of tapes of snipers shooting American soldiers in Iraq. In an interview with Situation Room anchor Wolf Blitzer, Cheney said the network's Vote 2006 specials contained "terrible distortions of the president's and vice president's positions on many issues." She suggested CNN was working from Democratic talking points, and took issue with the negative tone of the title "Broken Government," suggesting it betrayed CNN's bias and countering that the administration had inherited a recession, been through some tough times like 9/11 and Katrina, but that the economy was healthy. "That's not broken, " she said, "this government has acted very well... I shouldn't let media bias surprise me, but I worked for CNN once [with Crossfire, according to Blitzer], and I was troubled.CNN - Clinton News Network or Communist News Network, your choice. Mrs. Cheney is a feisty little thing, isn't she!
Cheney turned the tables on Blitzer, becoming the questioner: "what is CNN doing running tapes of terrorists shooting Americans," she asked more than once, repeating a question CNN had been asked: "Do you want us to win?" "The answer is, of course, we want the United States to win," said Blitzer. "We are Americans." Blitzer said airing the footage was not terrorist propaganda but "reporting the news. This is what we do... We make no apologies for showing it."They should be groveling to the families of those slain soldiers.
Cheney also complained that she wanted to talk about her children's book, Our 50 States, but had spent about 10 of the 15 alloted minutes for the interview responding to questions about her husband's comments about tactics used to question detainees and the citing of some passages of a book she wrote by Democratic Virginia Senate candidate Jim Webb in defending some racy passages in his books. She said Webb was "full of baloney."I've read those snippets from Webb's book...she's right, but "baloney" is a bit mild, don't you think? Update: Badger Blogger has video!
Freedom Of Speech
When I came downstairs this morning, I noticed that our Green and Hundertmark signs were gone. Since the Van Hollen and "One Man + One Woman" signs were still there, I just thought one of the neighbors took them since most people know we have a stash and could replace them. I was wrong! One of the signs was returned by someone taking a walk who found it ripped off the wire. It would never occur to me to violate someone else's "freedom of speech" by destroying their property that voiced their opinion. I can't conceive of stealing a Doyle/Lawton sign from someone else's yard. But then, that's the difference between US and THEM.
College removes cross - from chapel! William & Mary says move designed to make space less 'faith specific'
The cross from the altar area of the chapel at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., has been removed to ensure the space is seen as a nondenominational area, explains Melissa Engimann, assistant director for Historic Campus. "In order to make the Wren Chapel less of a faith-specific space, and to make it more welcoming to students, faculty, staff and visitors of all faiths, the cross has been removed from the altar area," Engimann announced in an e-mail to staff.Chapel? Less "faith-specific"? I use to think W&M was a good school. Now, I'm not so sure. What are they teaching there anyway?
The cross will be returned to the altar for those who wish to use it for events, services or private prayer. The cross was in place because of the college's former association with the Anglican Church. Though the college is now nondenominational and became publicly supported in 1906, the room will still be considered a chapel, college officials said.More evidence of PC run amuck! Wonder if this woman is a card carrying member of the ACLU? I'm almost speechless...but you really don't want to hear what I'm thinking!
Matthews is an Idjit!
Only a liberal white yankee male would see the political ad about Harold Ford, Jr. as rascist! As a conservative white southern female, I see NOTHING in the ad that is rascist. As a matter of fact, I think Ford is kind of cute. :) Raaaaacists! by Mary Katharine Ham is a great look at the whole thing from a southern point of view. She nails it! H/T: Hot Air
Pres. Fox Miffed
Ok, so the President of Mexico is annoyed. Here's a big SO WHAT? Mexican president criticizes U.S. fence
Mexico's president sharply criticized President Bush's signing Thursday of a bill to build 700 miles of additional fencing on its southern border, calling the move an "embarrassment." Bush signed the bill, approved by the Senate last month, despite pleas from the Mexican government for a veto. President Vicente Fox told reporters in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun that the fence would not stop millions of Mexicans from heading north in search of jobs. "It is an embarrassment for the United States," Fox said. "It is proof, perhaps, that the United States does not see immigration as a subject that corresponds to both countries."Ya know what's an embarrassment? A president of a country who can't keep his people home with jobs and a decent economy that would promote a person's dreams of a better life for their family. THAT, Mr. Fox, is the embarrassment, NOT a country trying to protect itself from the illegal invasion that you promote! I don't see Mexico opening it's arms to welcome immigrants from the U.S. into Mexico.
"The decision made by Congress and the U.S. government is deplorable," Calderon said while on tour in Canada. "Humanity committed a grave error by constructing the Berlin wall and I am sure that today the United States is committing a grave error in constructing a wall along our northern border."Comparing a wall that is intended to stem the flood of illegals with a wall that was intended to lock people in is NOT the same thing. What a moronic statement! I wish someone would explain this to me. I got a "gimme money" from the American Policy Center a couple of days ago that had a timeline of events concerning the North American Union. Why haven't I heard anything about this? Why is everyone silent on the subject? Perhaps Fox has been promoting this idea within his country, and that's why so many illegals believe this is really their country now?
Desperate Candidate: Falk
Ya know, if Kathleen Falk was a Republican, with the same record (highly unlikely...just sayin'), I still couldn't vote for her, even if she was the only one running. New ad hits Van Hollen's record as DA
Republican attorney general candidate J.B. Van Hollen's record as a prosecutor is under the microscope in a new ad from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund running across the state, an independent group that earlier ran ads attacking Van Hollen's position on allowing residents to carry concealed weapons.Greater Wisconsin, eh? pfft! That's all I need to know to realize it's pure crap!
"Tell J.B. Van Hollen tough talk isn't enough. Prosecutors must be tough with violent criminals," the ad script reads.Again.... pffft! What would their candidate, Falk, know about prosecuting violent criminals?
Van Hollen campaign spokesman Brian Fraley issued a statement late Thursday saying the ad only told half the story. He said it was a "disgusting" attempt by Falk supporters to revictimize survivors of the crime and leave the impression Van Hollen was responsible for Newago's crime. In an Oct. 20 letter to Falk and the Greater Wisconsin Committee, Van Hollen's attorneys said that Van Hollen didn't become district attorney until after Newago was released on bond. What's more, Van Hollen didn't have any opportunity to revisit that status before the murder, the letter said. "If you choose to proceed, the Van Hollen campaign will have no choice but to put Wisconsin television stations on notice of the defamatory nature of this potential ad," the letter says.Typical libs! Half the story, less than half the truth.
Meantime, Falk's campaign followed up on last night's debate at the State Bar of Wisconsin by criticizing Van Hollen for "debating himself" on the issues. Collins accused Van Hollen of flip flopping his position on certain issues, such as saying he wasn't sure the backlog in DNA testing at the state Crime Lab could be fully eliminated.There's a DUH for ya! As long as there are crimes being committed and evidence being collected, there will always be a backlog. Thanks to the inefficiency of Peg, it might take quite a while to get even close to being caught up. I believe JB is the best choice for attorney general, and he will do what he says! (JB's release)
Thursday, October 26, 2006
War is hell! There's no doubt about that! Those on the left and the right can agree that given the choice, there would be no more wars. However, this is not reality and wars will be fought. Gateway Pundit: Time Traveling With Today's Democratic Party
Can you imagine if today's democratic party were leading this country at any other time in history? What flag would we be saluting today? Today's democratic party feels that the sacrifice of 2,800 men and women over a three year span is an abysmal failure. What is the lasting power of this feeble group? And, how would today's liberals fare at defending this great country?An excellent look at what could have been if today's Democrats had been in charge during wars through our history. H/T: Shining City Atop a Hill
This is Disturbing
Actor's Ad Increases Support in Stem Cell Research, Study Says
Actor Michael J. Fox's ad campaign in favor of embryonic stem cell research appears to be having a political effect, according to a new study. The study conducted Oct. 24 to 25 by HCD Research and Mulenberg College Institute of Public Opinion shows that support for embryonic stem cell research among U.S. voters went up after they viewed the ad. Respondents were asked to view the ad and complete pre- and post-view questioning. Support for the research - which is controversial because early-stage embryos are destroyed in the process - increased from 78 percent prior to seeing the ad to 83 percent after watching it, the survey found.Read the rest here.
How anyone could possibly support Doyle, is totally beyond me! Real Debate Wisconsin: Breaking News: Governor Doyle to Wisconsin Realtors, endorse me or else!
Meet and Greet The next Governor of Wisconsin, Congressman Mark Green Friday, October 27, 2006 Moraine Park Technical College 235 N. National Avenue, Fond du Lac Room A109 -- Commons (look for signs) 5:30pm - 7:30pm Refreshments will be served Entertainment by WLA's Academy Kids/Traveling Choir Come join Fond du Lac in welcoming Mark to our wonderful community and wishing him well as he finishes his final days on a long campaign. Bring your family and friends!!!
The ACLU doesn't give a flip about your "Constitutional" liberties. They've been fighting for years against YOUR liberties as an American. ACLU: Anti-Christian Liberals Union
Liberals always act shocked and astonished that conservatives believe that an organization claiming to be the guardian of religious liberty is actually America'’s number one religious censor. They will spout off token cases where the ACLU veered from its normal path of hostility toward Christian religious expression to defend free speech. They have a handful of cases they try to convince us with. However, the ACLU'’s history can easily be looked at, and the cases against religious expression far outweigh these token cases. If the ACLU were consistent in its positions on religious liberty despite the religion, their defense on the issue would be much easier. However, many cases point out that it isn't religion in general the ACLU fight, but the Christian religion in particular.The damage done in this country through the efforts of groups like this are paramount.
It has become a tradition for the ACLU to attack Christian nativity scenes every Christmas. They have already started early this year. We have all witnessed the ACLU's hatred of Ten Commandment displays across the nation. The ACLU sue city council after city council over praying in Jesus' name. They don't sue to stop all prayer, but in every case the target has been Christian prayer. They even fought for the right of a Wiccan to pray at a council meeting. Many times it doesn't even take a lawsuit. They just type up a threatening letter and that does the trick.If Americans stood together against the ACLU, the damage could be undeventuallyally. I don't want these communists telling me when and where I can pray. I don't want them coming to my house telling me I can't have a Nativity in my yard because it "might" offend someone. No, they haven't done it yet, but it's just a matter of time.
I've had trouble opening my email this morning, so I wasn't aware I had received the same mail from Deb that Kathy posted at her site. Thank goodness for WebBox! If you really need more proof of the lies and distortion that the left uses to try to influence your vote, then here it is:
It has come to my attention that a commercial currently being aired on the radio paid for by the Greater Wisconsin PAC accuses State Senator Tom Reynolds of being too extreme to hire women on his staff. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Deborah Bowers and I have been on Senator Reynolds' staff since January 31, 2005. Furthermore, unlike a song made popular by Johnny Cash a few decades ago, I am not male with a female name. Such an obvious misrepresentation leads me to believe that either these critics of Senator Reynolds are purposely trying to mislead his constituents, or are too lazy to do their research. Neither conclusion puts his critics in a favorable light. If a fact as easy as the sex of Senator Reynolds' staff is misrepresented, what other pieces of information are untrue? Keeping this personal let me start with my job interview with Senator Reynolds. He did not ask me anything about my beliefs about Heaven, nor did he ask me about my marital fidelity. Rather, he stuck to job appropriate questions, such as experience and education. I never felt that he pried into my personal life between my husband and me. Since he is a Legislator, we did discuss political beliefs, realizing that we were of like mind on many, but not all topics. Senator Tom Reynolds has been falsely accused of being too extreme to have women on his staff. I am a woman working for him. With such an easy accusation refuted, imagine how many other false statements about Senator Reynolds are hanging out there.Why is does it continuously surprise me that the left doesn't bother to find out the facts before spouting their nonsense? Deb says in her email:
As a little background, someone who heard this commercial alerted me to it last night. I typed up this editorial and held on to it until I heard the commercial myself today. When I forwarded it to our local CNI papers, I was advised that they will not print campaign editorials the week before an election. Therefore, besides the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Waukesha Freeman, I am sending this to anyone and every source I can think of. You have my permission to post the editorial on your blog.I wonder if CNI is aware that there are almost TWO weeks to go before the election?
Odds and Ends
Janitor's secret past: a death squad
The priests' murders created a worldwide furor in part because Guevara Cerritos and the other assailants had received training from the U.S. government, taking courses at the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Ga. The bloodshed occurred before dawn, Nov. 16, 1989, at the rectory of El Salvador's Jesuit-run University of Central America. All but one of the priests were in nightclothes and slippers when they were shot. A dormitory cook and her teenage daughter also were killed.Shall we say it all together now? "CONTROL THE BORDERS" Wealthy trio give bulk of party donations
Three mega-donors have been financially carrying the state's political parties in recent months, providing the vast majority of the money raised in state bank accounts by the Republicans and Democrats, campaign disclosure reports show.And here I thought McCain-Feingold was suppose to limit the amount given to political parties. Guess that only applies to the little guy! Gay Marriage Backers Hope to Sway N.J. Lawmakers
The next appeal for gay rights advocates, the court emphasized, "must be to their fellow citizens whose voices are heard through their popularly elected representatives." The issue revolves around a single word - whether to call this newly constructed relationship, which has all the rights and obligations of marriage - a marriage.So, Wisconsin's Marriage Amendment won't change anything, eh? Baby girl found on doorstep
Sloggie said the infant girl was found wrapped in a blanket, her umbilical cord tied with a string. After police arrived, she was taken to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, where she remains in good condition. Sloggie said the girl appeared to be between 34 and 36 weeks of development. A full-term pregnancy is roughly 40 weeks. A resident of the apartment told police she discovered and took the child inside around noon, Sloggie said, but didn't call authorities until 6 p.m. because she was waiting for an interpreter. The woman is Hispanic and does not speak English, he said.The baby could have been taken to a hospital, a fire station, or even a police station, yet the baby was left on an apartment doorstep? Hmmmm.... This is one more reason English should be required! Exxon Mobil posts profit of $10 billion
Net income rose to $10.49 billion from $9.92 billion a year earlier. It was the second-largest profit ever recorded by a publicly traded U.S. company in a single quarter. The largest quarterly profit ever was Exxon's $10.71 billion profit in the fourth quarter of 2005. The company raised output by tapping new wells in Nigeria, Qatar and Russia, capitalizing as U.S. oil futures prices rose to a record in July. It is widening exploration for new reserves in Madagascar, Indonesia and the Gulf of Mexico and expanding chemicals plants to take advantage of increasing global petroleum demand.Ah jeeeez.... I can hear it now...."Evil oil companies".... yada yada yada..... Police find naked burglar stuck in window
Authorities say a would-be burglar's plot was foiled when he got stuck - naked - in the window of a house. The man was caught before he could take anything from an apartment he was allegedly trying to rob, Forrest City police said.I wonder which end was pointing out? :)
Reading this posting at Anti-Liberal Zone, I started thinking that perhaps we really have been too nice. I don't think we need deprograming centers, just yet, but I do think a few major moonbats need "intervention".
I think that I should thank the liberals in America today for the simple fact that they give me SO MUCH to write about. Like today's article on Liberalism as a Mental Defect and HOW TO FIX IT!. Now I just know some whiny-azz metrosexual, purse-wearing, nail-filing, primped and pampered liberal man would say I'm full of crap but please, read on.There is a list of quotes from "Democrats Underground", but I'm going to let you read them over there. I've read some of the things written at DemocraticUnderground.com.. scary people and proof of lib hypocrisy, including some of their "rules":
"We welcome Democrats of all stripes, along with other progressives who will work with us to achieve our shared goals. This is a "big tent" message board. We welcome a wide range of progressive opinion. You will likely encounter many points of view here that you disagree with. We ban conservative disruptors who are opposed to the broad goals of this website. If you think overall that George W. Bush is doing a swell job, or if you wish to see Republicans win, or if you are generally supportive of conservative ideals, please do not register to post, as you will likely be banned." Well, so much for the FIRST AMENDMENT over at DU.What I loved on this post, is his "12-Step Program":
Step 1: LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND JUST SAY IT: "I'M A LIBERAL!" Just admit it. Say out loud that YOU LOVE higher taxes, banning all nasty guns, letting criminals roam freely, and think NAMBLA is one cool bunch of guys. Hey, it's the first step to realizing your moonbattery. Step 2: GET OFF THE DOPE It's killing your critical thinking skills. Knock it off. Step 3: DROP THE VEGAN CRAP Animals are tasty. God made them that way. Enjoy their tasty flesh through BBQ's at that redneck guy's house who you used to hate for killing Bambi every Fall. You'll need the extra protein for the rest of the program. Remember this: VEGETARIAN is an old Indian word for a SH*TTY HUNTER! Step 4: USE FACTS AND LOGIC. Realize that facts and logic hold more sway that your "feelings" or "what you think." You must realize that factual data and provable information is the ONLY way to back up your arguments and positions in life. Just saying Bu$Hitler and running off doesn't cut it Kimberly. Know that RESEARCH is everything and that CNN, NY SLIME, moveon.org, michealmooreon.org, democrats underground, etc, are all propaganda with no factual material to back up their claims. This step will be hard for you as it requires WORK and no more cutting and pasting from the above mentioned sites. YOU WILL HAVE TO EXERCISE YOUR GRAY MATTER! Step 5: STAND WITH AMERICA, NOT AGAINST IT. Ok, THIS step is gonna be extremely problematic for your far left peaceniks and hippies. You may actually throw-up admitting that the US is in reality, a beacon of FREEDOM and not an offshoot of Nazi Germany like Michael Mooreon says. Maybe you can visit Arlington or a VA Hospital to see the sacrifices that REAL Americans have made so that YOU have the right to say things like: Bush SUCKS. Bu$Hitler. Kill Bush. etc. Step 6: TAKE AN ECONOMICS CLASS Learn HOW TO explain the simple concept of supply-and-demand. STOP being totally ignorance of basic economics and REALLY learn how the world actually works. YOU WILL NEED THIS concept as the next steps help you overcome your love of commies. Step 7: SAY F*CK NO TO COMMUNISM/SOCIALISM Read a History book on the living conditions in ANY Communist/Socialist nation AFTER your economics class is finished. Some pigs ARE MORE equal than others. Step 8: CORPORATIONS CREATE WEALTH, JOBS, AND A HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING Capitalism has made this country the SOLE SUPERPOWER both militarily and economically. If you are drawing a paycheck and have a JOB, THANK A CORPORATION! Even the non-profit sector gets THEIR money from corporations through corporate TAXES! YOU MUST UNDERSTAND that making a profit doesn't equate to the exploitation of the worker and that it is the BASIC CONCEPT of Capitalism and the progress it has brought to the world. Indeed, Capitalism has created the greatest society in our worldÂs history. Step 9: STOP REVISING HISTORY Revising history to make people happy and feel good is only a good way to AVOID THE LESSONS OF HISTORY! STOP IT D*MMIT! Yes, Jimmy Carter DID SUCK as a President and YES, Reagan DID DEFEAT Communism. Step 10: THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT DO IT BETTER Realize that government bureaucracy will waste our tax dollars, remeber that bridge to nowhere in Alaska? Why do you think that Hitlary, oops, Hillary's bloated socialist Healthcare plan was voted DOWN by BOTH politicians on BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE!? Think the government knows best? How about buying a 50.00 toilet seat or a 100.00 claw hammer from me then? Step 10: The EARTH IS NOT DYING. IT IS NOT YOUR MOMMY. IT DOESN'T NEED PROTECTION. Just STEP AWAY from the crackpipe and forget about the Enviro-terrorist organizations like ELF and ALF to which you belong. FOLLOW STEP TWO and RESEARCH through the bullsh*t on Global Warming. Leave OTHER PEOPLE's PROPERTY ALONE. If Al Gore is FOR IT, you can bet it's 100% BULLSH*T. Trust me on this. Step 12: SPREAD THE WORD: Drag a liberal to your house and make them read this. Convert them. Make them SEE THE LIGHT. They WILL thank you for it one day. God knows, LESS liberals equals a STRONGER AMERICA!Like I said, I don't think we need to open clinics to address this blight on society just yet, but if we all helped just ONE liberal to see the light, well then..... :)
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Since Muslims are taking over Europe, why shouldn't they take over the national calendar too? Muslims want national holiday Muslim politicians in Norway are lobbying for establishment of a new national holiday to celebrate the end of a month of fasting. They think the holiday should be recognized along the same lines as Christmas. So what's stopping them from having their own celebration?
"The best would be to get Eid-al-Fitr (most commonly called "id" in Norway) on the calendar as a public free day for everyone," Yousef Gilani, a city politician in Drammen, told newspaper VG. Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Fast of Ramadan, was celebrated on October 24 this year.Will it be celebrated with burning cars and bombing buildings? After the family feast of course. Sorry, that was so tacky of me.
"All groups will benefit when Muslims are free on their important holidays," said ombud Beate Gangas. "It's a win-win situation. Some religious groups can work during the Christmas holidays, for example, and get another day off in return." She thinks all employers should be open to such a system. At present, nine of Norway's 12 national holidays are linked to Christian traditions.So, schedule a day off in advance. Christians get Christmas Day off, Jews get Chanukah, Muslims get the end of Ramadan. What's the problem? Must they hijack every country?
The German author Henryk M. Broder recently told the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant (12 October) that young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, Broder pointed to the other customers and the passers-by and said melancholically: "We are watching the world of yesterday." Europe is turning Muslim. As Broder is sixty years old he is not going to emigrate himself. "I am too old," he said. However, he urged young people to get out and "move to Australia or New Zealand. That is the only option they have if they want to avoid the plagues that will turn the old continent uninhabitable."I notice immigrating to the U.S. wasn't recommended. I wonder if this guy sees the dhimmitude coming to us in the future.
Broder is convinced that the Europeans are not willing to oppose islamization. "The dominant ethos," he told De Volkskrant, "is perfectly voiced by the stupid blonde woman author with whom I recently debated. She said that it is sometimes better to let yourself be raped than to risk serious injuries while resisting. She said it is sometimes better to avoid fighting than run the risk of death."All I can say is that is one VERY ignorant woman. I wonder if she's actually ever been raped? I rather doubt it!
"If faith collapses, civilization goes with it," says Bethell. That is the real cause of the closing of civilization in Europe. Islamization is simply the consequence. The very word Islam means 'submission' and the secularists have submitted already. Many Europeans have already become Muslims, though they do not realize it or do not want to admit it.The so called "secular progressives" and communists (ACLU) are doing their best to destroy the foundation of America's faith.
Some of the people I meet in the U.S. are particularly worried about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. They are correct when they fear that anti-Semitism is also on the rise among non-immigrant Europeans. The latter hate people with a fighting spirit. Contemporary anti-Semitism in Europe (at least when coming from native Europeans) is related to anti-Americanism. People who are not prepared to resist and are eager to submit, hate others who do not want to submit and are prepared to fight. They hate them because they are afraid that the latter will endanger their lives as well. In their view everyone must submit. This is why they have come to hate Israel and America so much, and the small band of European 'islamophobes' who dare to talk about what they see happening around them. West Europeans have to choose between submission (islam) or death. I fear, like Broder, that they have chosen submission - just like in former days when they preferred to be red rather than dead.Perhaps it is time to consider limiting immigrants from Muslim countries to maybe...zero? I'm not sure what the answer is to the coming problems, but I do believe it's time to stop giving into demands that oppose OUR beliefs.
Pardon me...BUT THIS PISSES ME OFF!
Muslim leader blames women for sex attacks
THE nation's most senior Muslim cleric has blamed immodestly dressed women who don't wear Islamic headdress for being preyed on by men and likened them to abandoned "meat" that attracts voracious animals.EXCUSE ME???? MEAT??
In a Ramadan sermon that has outraged Muslim women leaders, Sydney-based Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali also alluded to the infamous Sydney gang rapes, suggesting the attackers were not entirely to blame.I wasn't even aware there were any Muslim "women leaders"!
In the religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, Sheik Hilali said: "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat? "The uncovered meat is the problem." The sheik then said: "If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred." He said women were "weapons" used by "Satan" to control men. "It is said in the state of zina (adultery), the responsibility falls 90 per cent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement (igraa)."Oh yeah, blame the woman for the pig's actions. I'm so angry, I can't even think right now! H/T: Sweetness & Light
A Coulter Interview
This is one interesting interview with Ann Coulter by David Yeagley.
Since Jayce, Calvin and I have been going 'round and 'round on this subject here and here, I'm just going to direct y'all to Stop the ACLU. I'm pooped! :)
New Jersey's highest court ruled Wednesday that gay couples are entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals, but that lawmakers must determine whether the state will honor gay marriage or some other form of civil union. Advocates on both sides of the issue believed the state posed best chance for gay marriage to win approval since Massachusetts became the only state to do so in 2003 because the New Jersey Supreme Court has a history of extending civil rights protections. Instead, the high court stopped short of fully approving gay marriage and gave lawmakers 180 days to rewrite marriage laws to either include gay couples or create new civil unions.
State of the Mid Life Woman's Mind
Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache. In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wing spans. We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag. Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around. Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless. Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, "Listen honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too." Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're sitting on our biggest ones. Mid-life is when you look at your know-it-all, beeper-wearing teenager and think: "For this I have stretch marks?" In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water. Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand McNally -- more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of Wisconsin. Mid-life means that you become more reflective . . . You start pondering the "big" questions. What is life? Why am I here? How much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice? Thanks for the reminder Mary. :/
CNN Caves to Mother Moonbat
Sheehan's Legal Threat Led CNN to Censor Me, Author Says Isn't CNN the station who has James Earl Jones (sexy voice) saying "The most trusted name in news"?
CNN restricted an on-air discussion about a new book dealing with the Iraq war because peace activist Cindy Sheehan threatened to sue over provocative claims about her in the book, one of its co-authors claims. "American Mourning" examines how the death of two U.S. soldiers in Iraq affected their families. One of the two is the Sheehan family. Co-author Melanie Morgan told Cybercast News Service she was slated to appear on CNN's Headline News' "Glenn Beck" program last week and that a producer told her it would be a short segment, focusing on passing claims in the book regarding Sheehan's personal life. Morgan said she replied: "OK, fine, whatever," and continued on the promotional tour for the book, which deals with the families of Casey Sheehan of Vacaville, Calif., and Justin Johnson of Rome, Ga., friends who were killed within five days of each other in separate ambushes in Sadr City, Iraq, during April 2004. While en route to CNN studios to tape the interview, however, Morgan received another call from the producer telling her that the segment would now deal with "everything but the sex issues."Free speech is only free if it's the libs "free speech".
Sheehan in the radio interview called Moy and Morgan "hate-mongers" engaged in "yellow journalism." "These people are using our tragedy for profit," she charged. "They always accuse me of exploiting Casey's death for profit, and what are they doing?"That's pretty amusing coming from the likes of Sheehan!
This Ain't Right!
I don't think a good chunk of people have a clue just how dangerous harvesting eggs is to women. Chicks Protect Their Eggs Cloning is a women's issue.
That's the response Jennifer Lahl says she gets "over and over again" when she talks to people about "the women's health and safety" concerns at the heart of the debate over embryonic-stem-cell research and cloning. (See Hands Off Our Ovaries) Already routine at fertility clinics, egg donation is an unpleasant process that includes prodding and surgery; "donors" (sometimes highly paid) are given hormones to ensure they produce more than the routine monthly amount of eggs - more means a better shot at success. This largely unregulated industry (an estimated $38 million one) has paid little attention to the potential long-term harm from such hyperstimulation. As two bioethicists from Stanford declared last year in an article in Science magazine, at a minimum women should be made aware both that the risks include infertility and even death and that their "donations," in the case of embryonic-stem-cell research and cloning, may never actually contribute to a cure for anything.And Governor Doyle thinks this is ok? Uhhh....no..... I don't think so! (An aside - my dad had Parkinsons.)
I think a "digger" is Aussie for soldier? H/T: Blue Star Chronicles
Words are quite important - without them, we couldn't communicate very well. Grunts and hand signals just don't do it for me. So, what I've noticed are that there are certain words have become synonymous with certain political parties: Republican - extreme Democrat - sleaze When it comes right down to it, I'd much rather be "extreme" than "sleaze"! You may now go back to your regularly scheduled program!
A Victory....Of Sorts
We haven't even gotten through Halloween, yet the flap over Christmas trees and "holiday" trees has reared it's head....again. Christmas tree makes comeback City council restores evergreen's name
Maybe it was the chill in the air that had aldermen thinking about Christmas in October, but the Milwaukee Common Council voted 9-5 Tuesday to rename the large green object in Red Arrow Park as the city's "Christmas tree," dumping the "holiday tree" label that has been used since 1995. That action was praised by a Christian group in Florida and condemned by an atheist organization in Madison.At least it passed!
"If we don't have the fortitude to call the city's Christmas tree what it is, then what do we have the fortitude to address as far as city issues?" Bohl said.Darn good question!
Bohl said the term "holiday tree" was a product of political correctness, because Jews and Muslims don't recognize evergreens as holiday symbols.Excuse me, but doesn't Milwaukee "celebrate" Cinco de Mayo? If it's ok for an American city to celebrate a Mexican holiday, political correctness has run amuck!
"There is no reason other than religious hostility to call a Christmas tree anything other than a Christmas tree," Stanley said. "When you try to cleanse Christmas of all religious references, you demonstrate hostility to Christmas."The hostility has grown to Biblical proportions!
But Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, said the resolution "sounds like a very Christian-centered and very backward thing" that is "excluding Jews and other non-Christians." She said aldermen "just capitulated entirely to (television talk show host Bill) O'Reilly and Fox TV."She doesn't like Christmas, she doesn't have to celebrate. It is nice of her not to bring lawsuits over Christmas trees though.
Ald. Michael McGee mocked the measure, saying, "Let's just change Red Arrow Park to Holiday Park, and then all the trees in the park can be holiday trees."Can this guy ever say anything reasonably intelligent? No, that tree really wasn't a part of Christianity originally. The evergreen grew (no pun intended) to symbolize the never ending love of Christ, at least that's my understanding. Let's face it, if it weren't for Christmas, there wouldn't be the "season". Kids wouldn't have any reason to get out of school for 2 weeks, people would have no reason to take the day off from work, and businesses would never have the sales they do now. Take away Christmas, and ya might as well close the doors to Wal Mart! No, shopping isn't the purpose of Christmas, although walking through a store at the end of September, it'd be tough to believe that, decorations all over the place. If we are suppose to be a nation of diverse cultures, with respect for all faiths, why can't we recognize the faith this on which this country was founded?
I woke up this morning around 6:45, smoked my morning cig, did my bathroom thing, stumbled down the stairs to make my required pot of coffee and feed the cats. Mind you, I'm not a morning person and "I don't do perky". So, I'm standing there filling the pot, with an ear cocked to The Morning Spin (Steve Doocy was on) and I'll be damned if my youngest 4 legged child doesn't pee in the kitchen sink....in a bowl that was soaking from last night. That was definitely a first for me. She has gone in the washing machine, the bathroom sink, and even the toilet, but never the kitchen sink. YUCK! And a "Happy Hump Day" to you too! sigh....
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
When Michael J. Fox's ad for Doyle shows up on TV, remember this! H/T: Stop the ACLU
Feds Are Investigating Apparent Breach Of Classified Info At Nation's Top Nuclear Lab
Another apparent breach of classified material is under federal investigation at the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratory: Los Alamos National Laboratory, sources tell CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. The breach apparently was discovered when Los Alamos police recently conducted a methamphetamine raid on an area home. Inside the house, along with drug paraphernalia, police allegedly found classified materials apparently from the grounds of the Los Alamos Laboratory. How somebody involved in illegal drugs would also have access to classified materials from the nation's nuclear weapons facility is unknown but under investigation. The home is believed to belong to a Los Alamos Laboratory contractor who does maintenance at the laboratory. The FBI has been called in to lead the investigation into the security breach and executed a search warrant on Friday. The U.S. attorney's office in Albuquerque, N.M., is reviewing the case. The Los Alamos Laboratory has been hit by multiple security and management scandals in recent years. Problems were so widespread that Congress forced the contract for management of the lab to go up for bid for the first time ever. However, after bidding, the contract was re-awarded to the same contractor: the University of California. Los Alamos public affairs officials will only confirm the matter is under investigation.Excuse me, but just who the hell is doing the hiring at this place? H/T: Small Dead Animals
Gay Affirmative Action?
Admissions edge for LGBT applicants?
Since the institution of affirmative action more than 40 years ago, American colleges have been working to diversify their campuses, increasing the likelihood of enrollment for students who have suffered discrimination or economic hardship. Two weeks ago, Middlebury College took this process one step further, implementing a policy through which students who identify themselves as gay will receive the same benefits in the admissions process as ethnic minorities, athletes and legacies. While no college has yet matched Middlebury's policy, several, such as Claremont McKenna and Loyola University in New Orleans, are seriously considering it.I'm no big fan of affirmative action. I believe people should succeed on their own merit. I'm all for having no race or gender listed on ANY application. This is one of those ideas who time should NEVER come!
"In terms of the admissions process, we give students every consideration if they have a diverse background including students who are gay, or who may be involved in LGBT groups in their high schools, communities or national organizations."I wonder if they give the same consideration to kids who are members of Christian groups. I'm not saying they don't, but......
"I don't think LGBT students have been marginalized in the same way that other groups have," LGBT Center Director Debbie Bazarsky said. "There are LGBT students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds."Wise kid! I'm old, I can call her a kid.
Some LGBT students also are concerned about the effects such a policy could have. "People tend to question your merit when you are a minority or your parents graduated from a school," said Yujhan Claros '10, who is gay. "I don't know if I want that for the LGBT community."Unfortunately, that question is asked of other groups too..."Did he/she get preferential treatment because...."
One potential problem with the policy is the difficulty of filtering out straight students who check the box just to earn an extra edge. Bazarsky, however, thought this wouldn't be an issue.Like I said, remove all those little boxes. H/T: Singular Values
Just Thought I'd Share :)
Rules of Texas: 1. Pull YOUR DROOPY PANTS UP! You look like an idiot! 2. It's called a "gravel road" for a reason. It's made of dirt and gravel. I drive a truck because I want to. You will get dust on your Lexus, drive it or get out of my way 3. They are cattle & oil wells. That's what they smell like to you (BAD). They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? I-20 and I-10 go east and west, I-35 goes north and south. Pick one. 4. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 cotton strippers that are driven only 3 weeks a year. 5. So every person in every pickup waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept. 6. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of doves are coming in, we WILL shoot it out of your hand! You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time. 7. Yeah, we eat catfish & crawfish. You really want sushi & caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop. 8. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November. 9. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women, regardless of age. 10. No, there's no "vegetarian special" on the menu. Order steak. Or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham & turkey. 11. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: Meats, Vegetables, and Breads. We use three spices: Salt, Pepper, and Picante Sauce!! Oh, yeah....We don't care what you folks back East or out West call that stuff you eat...IT AIN'T REAL CHILI!! Chili was born and bred in Texas....and real chili never met a bean or a tomato! 12. You bring "coke" into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice. You bring "Mary Jane" into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair. 13. High School and College Football is as important here as the Raiders, 49ers, Lakers or the Knicks, and a dang site more fun to watch. 14. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards -- it spooks the fish. 15. Colleges? Try Texas Tech, Texas A&M or University of Texas. They come outta there with an education plus a love for God and country, and they still wave at passing pickups when they come for the holidays. 16. We have more folks in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, than any other state, so "Don't Mess with Texas," If you do, you will get whipped by the best. 17. Always remember what our great governor Sam Houston once said: "Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States can't make it without Texas!" Swiped from Blah Blah Blog - The Soap Box
Spanish Blogger Charged
As an American, and a blogger, I'm flabberghasted by the idea that anyone can be charged with expressing their opinion. I was under the impression that Spain was, more or less, a democracy, or at least it use to be. I guess I was wrong.
Two years ago the mayor of the municipality coruñes of Oleiros, that is in addition friend to Fidel Castro, organized a campaign with public money, against the democratic state of Israel. In the occasion of that I sent an email mainly planteándo him my opinion that. Today a citation has arrived me from the court of the penitentiary where it is mentioned to me to declare like imputed “TO BE IN FAVOR OF ISRAEL AND AGAINST the PALESTINIAN TOWN” What opinais? (Excuse the translation, I used SYSTRAN, but you get the idea.)Arrested for supporting Israel? That is so wrong! How long will it be before this starts happening in the U.S. H/T: Infidel Bloggers Alliance
I have been searching the web for news of this ever since I heard it on Fox News this morning. FINALLY! Arpaio starts 2-week mandatory English classes for inmates
Go directly to jail. Do pass a competency exam. Non-English-speaking inmates in Maricopa County jails began mandatory English classes on Monday. At the end of their two-week course, inmates must take a test to see how well they learned about American government, the words to God Bless America and the communication of health and safety needs. "These inmates happen to be incarcerated in the United States of America and in Maricopa County where I run the jails," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said in a statement. "And we speak English here, not foreign languages." Classes will last two hours a day. The curriculum comprises the three branches of government, how a bill becomes law, state government, law enforcement and court services, and jailhouse "situational" terminology. Most students will be native-Spanish speakers. Of the 10,000 prisoners in Maricopa County jails, about 3,000 are Hispanic, including roughly 1,000 undocumented immigrants.I know I heard on the news it was not mandatory, but if it is, it's not such a bad idea. Just wait...there will be the so called "human rights" bunch squawking from the rooftops...or hanging upside down in the rafters.
I've held back on posting this, but in all fairness, I must! :( Green Bay - 34 (2-4-0) Miami - 24 (1-6-0) NY Giants - 36 (4-2-0) Dallas -22 (3-3-0) grumble grumble grumble
A recent commenter on my blog has a letter to the editor in this morning's Distorter. Marriage issue 'yes' OKs discrimination
Among other preposterous contentions, she is literally saying schools will teach students not just about gays, but how to actually become gay. She even argues that, with schools' "recommendation to experiment," children will be urged to engage in homosexuality. That line of thought has the unique distinction of being both laughable and disgusting at the same time.Sadly, this is already the case. There are schools in New York and California who ARE pushing the agenda. You might say we are in Wisconsin, and this isn't New York, and it's too cold to be California. That's the point....we don't WANT TO BE!
The truth, of course, is that nothing will change if the amendment doesn't pass. Life in Wisconsin will continue, just as it is today. Remember, voting "no" on the amendment means keeping things the way they are now.Again, sadly, this is not the case. There are lawsuits already gearing up to challenge the law.
If you're like (the writer) and believe schools will encourage and instruct students how to be gay, vote "yes." If you believe that not amending the Constitution will spell the end of the human race (also implied by the writer, vote "yes."What the writer said "Nature and common sense teaches that without the male-female relationship, the human race would cease to exist" happens to be true. Will it happen? No, of course not. We aren't all gay, obviously!
However, if you feel that it is wrong to discriminate, vote "no." This nation has a long enough history of discrimination. Let's not add to it.I don't see this as discrimination. I see it as a group of people asking for "special" consideration. As someone who was raised in the south during the 50s and 60s, I've seen and heard all the discrimination I can handle. This ain't it!
This morning is the first time I've seen an article in the FdL Distorter that actually asks a really good question: Woman arrested for allegedly stealing baby food
Fond du Lac police responded to Pick 'n Save, 760 W. Johnson St., on Oct. 20 after a store employee observed a 20-year-old woman leaving the store with unpaid merchandise. Police searched the wo-man's purse and found five cans of Enfamil baby formula valued at $69.45. The large purse had little in it, and police suspected it was intended for hiding stolen items, according to a police report. The store employee told police that he saw the woman with the baby formula under other items in her grocery basket. When the woman checked out, the baby formula was gone. The woman could face charges of retail theft and obstructing police. A Dec. 5 court date has been set.So, the question is - If desperate, would you steal to feed your children?