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Thursday, June 30, 2005

That's Our Draco

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Don't ya just want to kiss him?
Posted by Rosemary on 06.30.2005. 12 Comments 4 Trackbacks
Wise Words
Some of my tofu-eating, Bush-hating, Durbin-apologist friends like to tout the words of Harry Truman when discussing anything political or in regards to the government. They love to use "The buck stops here" as their mantra. Well, I found some other wonderful Truman quotes that I think Bush should use and my pinko friends would do well to remember:

"Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything. " — Harry Truman

Actually, Bush is doing that, much to the "faux liberals" dismay.

--Harry Truman

Harry told me that last one in a dream. Hmmm, he didn't say anything about obstructing yet... but he did once say:

"Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better." --Harry Truman

I think Truman would have like George W. and then people would have sneered at him and called him Lieberman-lite or some such...
Posted by Rosemary on 06.30.2005. 25 Comments 5 Trackbacks

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Busy, Busy, Busy
I'm busy today and I'm burned out on the political arguing. So, I'm taking my kids swimming and maybe later I'll post some pictures. No politics today.

Anything interesting happening with you?
Posted by Rosemary on 06.29.2005. 8 Comments 3 Trackbacks

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Power Outage
We had no power today, so we went to my Mom's. Blogging shall resume later today.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.28.2005. 0 Comments 10 Trackbacks

Monday, June 27, 2005

Go Read This Gem
Our buddy, Adam, provided this link to a liberal's response to Karl Rove.

I enjoyed it, you will too!
Posted by Rosemary on 06.27.2005. 28 Comments 3 Trackbacks
Who's Sorry Now?
Dick Durbin Apologists are now demanding that Karl Rove apologize for calling Democrats liberals, whiny chickenshit tofu eaters faint hearted wusses. I've never been a fan of the apology demand, I've only employed it when I thought that a poltician or a prominent person was insulting or attacking America, all Americans or the military.

I don't care when Republicans and Democrats mix it up, heck, I usually join the fray. That is why I find this demand of Rove so positively entertaining. Boo hoo, Rove insulted the liberals. I'm going to employ the liberal's tactic here: Ignore the insults, isn't what Rove said true? Isn't it true that submitted a petition imploring the powers that be" to "use moderation and restraint in responding to the… terrorist attacks against the United States." Didn't we constantly hear liberals begging us to understand WHY THEY HATE US?

Rove's only mistake was that he should've said some and not painted all liberals as MoveOn pacifists. Should he apologize?

Absolutely, right after these Dems apologize for these comments and insinuations:

Howard Dean

"[Republicans]...have never made an honest living in their lives."
"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
"[ Republicans are ] a pretty monolithic party. They all believe the same. They all look the same. It’s pretty much a white Christian party."

Harry Reid

Called Bush a liar. I know almost all the liberals have but it is still worth noting.
Called Greenspan a hack.
Clarence Thomas an "embarrassment," and said that African American woman Janice Rogers Brown wants to take America "back to Civil War days."

Charlie Rangel
On the Iraq War "It's the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country," Rangel told WWRL Radio's Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. "This is just as bad as six million Jews being killed."

And perhaps, Dick Durbin could offer an apology that admitted wrongdoing. If you don't know why you're apologizing, why bother?

I'm sure there are more yummy quotes out there, feel free to demand your apology in the comments.

Posted by Rosemary on 06.27.2005. 27 Comments 8 Trackbacks

Friday, June 24, 2005

Funeral Day
I've been in Grand Rapids with the boys since Wednesday. We came with Grandma to visit Alice, 'Lil Sis of All Evil and Aidan, Prince of Wails of All Evil. (He's so cute!)

Anyhoo, the night before we came out here (Tuesday) my bestfriend's Dad, died of Cancer. I spoke with her at length and she assured me that I should NOT drive the three hours, during the morning rush, just to go to the funeral. That is was too much trouble for a few measly hours. I told her that I would drive 8 hours during the morning rush, in a blizzard, just to be with her at her father's funeral. It isn't a big deal. I told her that it was too late, I already packed a snazzy outfit for the funeral, it was at the bottom of a really full suitcase and I'm not unpacking it.

She laughed. It wasn't a big laugh, it almost sounded like relief. But it was a positive noise.

So, very light blogging today. Mom and Al are watching Draco and Jacob. Jake is pretty self-sufficient and really helpful with both babies. I'll be on the road by 6am and I should make it to Church by 9am unless traffic is really bad, then I spend a few hours as a human crutch/cheerer upper and back on the road by 2pm and back in GR by 5pm. I would never blow off a friend in need because I was on vacation. I may be a raging bitch most of at times but I am not a jerk.

What are y'all doing today?
Posted by Rosemary on 06.24.2005. 6 Comments 22 Trackbacks

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Is Prisoner Abuse unAmerican?
I'd like to say it isn't but have you ever visited a prison in America? Perhaps the problem we have is that most people find some abuse acceptable. No, surely I must be jesting?

When is the last time anyone marched on Washington because a prisoner or even a guard was shived in San Quentin?

I'm not saying that I think any prisoner deserves it or that we shouldn't try to do better. We should and we should be ashamed that it happens. But it isn't more shameful that it happens in Gitmo than any other prison. It's all bad. Do I care how it makes us look? Yes. Do I care that it is happening to a human in our custody? Yeah, but I care less that it is happening to someone that thinks I'd look better after my head were sawed off my body. Of course, that is an emotional feeling not a logical one. I feel the same way about child molesters, rapists and murders. I know it is wrong, I know I should demand better more humane treatment but I honestly CARE LESS, MUCH LESS. Kind of an "oh well, shit happens" type of caring.

Am I a bad person because of it? Yeah, I'm not proud of it but I've been desensitized by the inhumanity of the terrorists/insurgents/Islamofacists. I should care because they are my fellow humans and it is wrong to be abusive. I know that but I think about 9/11, Nick Berg, the men that were burned and strung up in Fallujah, the other hostages that were beheaded and put on video tape, the car bombs, the suicide bombers and the clerics that say it is okay to kill innocent men, women and children because they are infidel scum. I am an infidel to them. They'd lop off my head if they could, they'd bomb my kid's school if the opportunity presented itself and they'd celebrate every success in the street with fireworks. It makes it really hard to give a rat's ass.

People keep saying that we, on "the Right", are trying to deflect from the real issue and that we are using the flaming rhetoric from Democrats as a means to ignore the "real" problem.


The problem is that we can'y have the debate YOU want because of idiotic , rhetorical/accusatory statements like Durbin and others have made.

We can't have "Your debate" until people, mostly on the Left, stop acting like whiny crybabies that put our troops at risk by saying things like we are treating our prisoners as bad as Stalin.

Want a real debate? Me too. Ask your Senator to debate the "real" issue and maintain some decorum and respect for our country by not devolving the debate into a rhetorical circle jerk.

I can't allow your smears to go unanswered because if I do, or anyone else does, it will come back later as implied agreement because we didn't address it.

You can't have it both ways. You can't make vicious charges and when we ignore them to debate the "real" issue, tell us that by not answering the initial smear we obviously agreed with it. And you would have done it, we all know that you would have because that is how the partisanship game is played.

So is abuse unAmerican?

No, unfortunately it is very American because it is very human and Americans are human.

We have all kinds of abuse here. Sexual abuse, child abuse, phyisical abuse, spousal abuse, abuse of power, etc...

Is it acceptable?

No, it isn't. We should be better, we should try harder and not because we are Americans but because we are human. Unfortunately, because we are human it makes it harder to treat evil, nasty villians with any care at ll.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.23.2005. 5 Comments 6 Trackbacks

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Durbin Watching
Durbin on June 17, 2005:

"I'm certainly not going to be intimidated by the right-wing message machine," he said. "If I'm going to back off every time they decide their unhappy with my statements, then I really won't be doing my job. We're going to continue to follow this (and) demand that the administration be held accountable."

Durbin on June 21, 2005:
"Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line," the Illinois Democrat said. "To them I extend my heartfelt apologies."

His voice quaking and tears welling in his eyes, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate also apologized to any soldiers who felt insulted by his remarks.

"They're the best. I never, ever intended any disrespect for them," he said.

[...]"I made reference to Nazis, to Soviets, and other repressive regimes. Mr. President, I've come to understand that's a very poor choice of words."

"I'm sorry if anything that I said caused any offense or pain to those who have such bitter memories of the Holocaust, the greatest moral tragedy of our time. Nothing, nothing should ever be said to demean or diminish that moral tragedy."

So, first he says that he won't back off when people are unhappy with his statements, then he apologizes (sort of) complete with tears to those who were offended. Actually, I don't really have a problem with his apology. I like that kind of apology, it allows you to look sincere without admitting any wrongdoing. It's brilliant, really. But if I were one of his defenders, I'd be annoyed with him.

What kind of "attack dog" cries and backs down after getting his wrist slapped? The kind that wants to keep his cushy Senate seat, I guess.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.22.2005. 28 Comments 2 Trackbacks

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

I Agree
Truer words of wisdom were never spoken:
"I call on those who question the motives of the president and his national security advisors to join with the rest of America in presenting a united front to our enemies abroad."

Who said it?
Posted by Rosemary on 06.21.2005. 4 Comments 3 Trackbacks
Changing Minds One Person At A Time
How do you know that strides have been made in the acceptance of Gays and Lesbians?

When the cantankerous Arnold Harris, resident contrarian of Dean's World is leaving postive comments at Gay Orbit.

Things are looking brighter.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.21.2005. 3 Comments 4 Trackbacks

Monday, June 20, 2005

Torture Looks Like This
Iraqis Found in Torture House Tell of Brutality of Insurgents:
KARABILA, Iraq, Sunday, June 19 - Marines on an operation to eliminate insurgents that began Friday broke through the outside wall of a building in this small rural village to find a torture center equipped with electric wires, a noose, handcuffs, a 574-page jihad manual - and four beaten and shackled Iraqis.

The American military has found torture houses after invading towns heavily populated by insurgents - like Falluja, where the anti-insurgent assault last fall uncovered almost 20 such sites. But rarely have they come across victims who have lived to tell the tale.

The men said they told the marines, from Company K, Third Marines, Second Division, that they had been tortured with shocks and flogged with a strip of rubber for more than two weeks, unseen behind the windows of black glass. One of them, Ahmed Isa Fathil, 19, a former member of the new Iraqi Army, said he had been held and tortured there for 22 days. All the while, he said, his face was almost entirely taped over and his hands were cuffed.

In an interview with an embedded reporter just hours after he was freed, he said he had never seen the faces of his captors, who occasionally whispered at him, "We will kill you." He said they did not question him, and he did not know what they wanted. Nor did he ever expect to be released.

"They kill somebody every day," said Mr. Fathil, whose hands were so swollen he could not open a can of Coke offered to him by a marine. "They've killed a lot of people."

From the house on Saturday, there could be heard sounds of fighting from the large-scale offensive to eliminate strongholds of insurgents, many of whom stream across Iraq's porous border with Syria. [Page 10.]

As the marines walked through the house - a squat one-story building of sand-colored brick - the broken black window glass crunched under their boots. Light poured in, revealing walls and ceiling shredded by shrapnel from the blast they had set off to break in through a wall. Latex gloves were strewn on the floor. A kerosene lantern lay on its side, shattered.

The manual recovered - a fat, well-thumbed Arabic paperback - listed itself as the 2005 First Edition of "The Principles of Jihadist Philosophy," by Abdel Rahman al-Ali. Its chapters included "How to Select the Best Hostage," and "The Legitimacy of Cutting the Infidels' Heads."

Also recovered were several fake passports, a black hood, the painkiller Percoset, handcuffs and an explosives how-to-guide. Three cars loaded with explosives were parked in a garage outside the house. The marines blew them up.

I know that it is crappy that we are responsible for a detainee to sit handcuffed in his own feces for 24 hours but is that torture? Listening to heavy metal music is torture? Not really, if you told me it was Muskrat Love by The Captain and Tennille, maybe edging closer to torture but STILL NOT TORTURE.

I readily admit that we should be better than that but even if all the accusations are true, it's STILL NOT TORTURE.

HT: Mark in Mexico
Posted by Rosemary on 06.20.2005. 2 Comments 5 Trackbacks
Great Sesame Street Songs
Sing along, kids!

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

1) Massive mountains of skulls
2) 18 hours of hard labor on 800 calories of food 7 days a week
3) The US holding facility at Guantanamo Bay
4) Gas chambers and massive ovens for disposing of human remains

Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
If you guessed this one (GITMO) is not like the others,
Then you're absolutely...right!
Posted by Rosemary on 06.20.2005. 1 Comments 5 Trackbacks
I Agree With The Liberals
We should be ashamed of what is happening at Gitmo. We should not indefinitely imprison unlawful combatants. We should never torture, torture is unAmerican. But should we shut Gitmo down? Should we follow the Geneva Convention's rules for dealing with combatants that are dressed as civilians and fighting our troops?

We did that in WWII. Enemy soldiers that weren't in uniform or civilians that took up arms against us weren't imprisoned. They were executed, on the spot with a bullet to the back of their head. POWs were uniformed soldiers, they were imprisoned and they did receive a trial, AFTER THE WAR ENDED.

You decide what is better: a bullet in the brain or three hots and a cot at Gitmo. If it's the latter, then stop bitching about the indefinite imprisoning. They'll get their day in court after the War is over. M'kay?

I never realized how bloodthirsty the Liberals were, it's kind of a turn on...

BTW, making gulag comparisons is demeaning to those that actually survived a gulag. You pansies have no clue, NONE, what a gulag is. Here's a clue, it isn't Gitmo. It isn't not having air conditioning in 100 degree heat either. I'm pretty damn sure most of the detainees didn't even know what air conditioning was till they got to Gitmo, asshats.

Also, the aptly named, Dick Durbin, owes an apology for his careless, and uninformed public opinion. He won't give it and the liberals will defend him till the end. When you guys are wondering how you lost more seats in 2006 and another Presidential election in 2008, think back to this whole Nazi/gulag/Pol Pot episode.

Posted by Rosemary on 06.20.2005. 26 Comments 5 Trackbacks

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Was There Ever Any Doubt?
Your IQ Is 140
Your Logical Intelligence is Genius
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius
Your General Knowledge is Genius

HT: Michael
Posted by Rosemary on 06.19.2005. 3 Comments 4 Trackbacks
Happy Father's Day
Happy Father's Day to Dean and all the other dads out there in Blogland and beyond!

Have a great day!
Posted by Rosemary on 06.19.2005. 2 Comments 2 Trackbacks

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Last Sunday, I mentioned that we were off to church to baptize my nephew and niece. I had/have the honor of being Aidan's Godmother. So here are a couple pictures. Did I mention that I chopped off all of my hair?

Me and my Godson/nephew Aidan

Here I am with Aidan and Jake. Drake was off getting his diaper changed, I love it when poop happens and I'm busy...

Posted by Rosemary on 06.18.2005. 3 Comments 2 Trackbacks

Friday, June 17, 2005

My Last Words on Schiavo
The autopsy, which I read thoroughly, revealed very little to settle any claims made by either side. It did reveal one made by the Schindlers. There is no way Terri responded to any visual stimuli, she was cortically blind. It also revealed that dehydration is what killed her and that is why her brain (the human brain is approx. 70% water) was so shrunken at the end. Beyond that, unfortunately, the autopsy leaves most questions unanswered.

We will never know if Terri's wishes were granted but I hope that is what happened. We will never know what caused her condition and we will never know who truly had Terri's best interests at heart. I'm not going to apologize for wishing that her parents got their way and I'm not going to condemn anyone that believed Michael was in the right. I'm not a strident pro-lifer and that wasn't my position. My basic position was that reasonable doubt existed and when in doubt we should err on the side of life. I feel that way about the death penalty and I feel that way about abortion. I do believe that people should have the right to die, I just don't believe that someone else should make that decision without irrefutable proof that they are following someone's wish.

If I said anything in the heat of the battle that was accusatory or slanderous I was wrong to do so, for that I apologize.

That is all I have to say on the subject.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.17.2005. 0 Comments 5 Trackbacks
Still Recovering
From the AWESOME basketball game last night. Did you see OUR DETROIT PISTONS?

Woohoo, they put the Spurs where they belong, under their feet!
Posted by Rosemary on 06.17.2005. 4 Comments 8 Trackbacks

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Right On, Michelle!
Michelle Malkin bats one out of the park on behalf of nursing mothers.

Poor Barbara Walters having to witness such a horror on a crowded plane. The horror being that a woman had the audacity to nurse her selfish little infant in Queen Bab's presence.

Read both of Michelle's pieces and please click the link to Jimmy Kimmel. A worthwhile read and viewing.

I nursed both my boys and let me tell you one thing. It isn't always possible to give a breastfed baby a bottle of milk, some babies reject them outright. Others may freak out and reject one when their little ears are ringing from the pressure changes on an airplane. I'm pretty sure Babs would have been just as put off if the baby had screamed his way to their destination, don't you?
Posted by Rosemary on 06.15.2005. 13 Comments 4 Trackbacks
I Must Come Clean
I admit it, I have a problem...

I am a Slave to Target, those little red carts, the sales, Isaac Mizrahi...

It's love.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.15.2005. 5 Comments 28 Trackbacks

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I'm Glad I'm Not A Politician
If I were a politician, Drudge would have a field day with my past comments and behavior.

I know for certain that on more than one occasion, I've made statements like Bill Clinton regarding my husband.

Friend: "What are you doing later?"
Me: I'm going home to drink a few martinis and then I'll be raping the husband. [snicker, snicker]

I'm pretty sure all of us have said something raunchy to a buddy about our personal life. Drudge and Co. get off on destroying reputations. I hope Bill and Hillary sue the pants off the f**kers!


And I have no doubt that Bill was being lascivious when talking about raping his wife. NONE. Just like I have no doubt that Drudge and Ed Klein are complete a**holes.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.14.2005. 11 Comments 6 Trackbacks
What Would It Take?
What would it take for you to abandon your political ideology and vote for the other side?
Posted by Rosemary on 06.14.2005. 14 Comments 5 Trackbacks

Monday, June 13, 2005

Have It YOUR Way?
Have it your way at Burger King? My aching ass!

I have NEVER had it MY way and I've tried repeatedly. I think I must be some kind of enigma, I actually like the taste of onion on my burger. I appear to be the only person in Michigan that does.

I tried again today, for the thousandth time to order it MY way. Whopper Jr with cheese, no tomato, extra onion. What did I get? Whopper Jr. with cheese extra tomato and NO ONION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The kicker? The receipt had it right and the burger wrapper had it right. The burger was wrong.

Whenever I ask for extra onion, I NEVER GET IT. Never, ever. When I ask for no tomato, I get EXTRA. For me, it is safest to order it as is and pick off the tomato and put my own onion on at home. It shouldn't be that way. I shouldn't have to order it THEIR way, when their friggin' slogan is "Have it your way".

I hate Burger King.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.13.2005. 12 Comments 5 Trackbacks

Sunday, June 12, 2005

How come I haven't heard much about Coingate?
Posted by Rosemary on 06.12.2005. 9 Comments 2 Trackbacks
More Later
The Esmay clan is off to church. Today is an extra special day, my niece Alayna and nephew Aidan are being baptized. Yay!!!

The world needs more Catholics! Yay, team!
Posted by Rosemary on 06.12.2005. 3 Comments 7 Trackbacks

Saturday, June 11, 2005

It's Nice To Be Appreciated
Thanks, Australia!

Via: Dean
Posted by Rosemary on 06.11.2005. 4 Comments 3 Trackbacks
Ara's got post that he snagged from Kos. It's really funny and it is making fun of Democrats for a change.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.11.2005. 1 Comments 6 Trackbacks

Friday, June 10, 2005

Where's The U.N.?
What is the U.N actually doing besides "Oil for Food" deals? Shouldn't they be in Africa? First, there was Rwanda, then/now Darfur, and now Zimbabwe.

Joe Katzman gives good essay on the Zimbabwe problem. Basically, the U.N. is worthless. They either turn their head to murder or they collaborate with the murderers. Best line comes from U.N. doctor Andrew Thomson.
"Thomson, who spent two years pulling bodies out of mass graves in Rwanda and the Bosnian town of Srebrenica - corpses of people who had sought safety with the U.N. - concludes: "If blue-helmeted U.N. peacekeepers show up in your town or village and offer to protect you, run. Or else get weapons. Your lives are worth so much less than theirs."

HT: Dean
Posted by Rosemary on 06.10.2005. 1 Comments 5 Trackbacks
Sign You Are Getting Old
Going to the mall and seeing the new BoHo style on some teenage girls and you scowl think "that is so f'ing ugly, I'd never let my daughter wear that".
Posted by Rosemary on 06.10.2005. 9 Comments 2 Trackbacks

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Product for Homeschoolers
There is an awesome new product, for homeschooling, that will launch in July 2005. It is being beta tested now, they may still need families to test the product. The product will plan, track and record all the school work. Looks awesome!

It's called Did Today, as in do you know what your kid did today?

I'm getting in on this. I supplement Jake's education at home and I'd love a way to keep track of his progress online.

If you homeschool or supplement your kid, you should check out Did Today.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.09.2005. 5 Comments 4 Trackbacks
Israel Accused of Koran Abuse
Islamic Jihad is accusing Israeli prison guards of tearing up the Koran. Can you say "hop on the bandwagon"? Scott puts that into perspective for us.

Yeah, I agree. Israel should be ashamed. [/sarcasm]
Posted by Rosemary on 06.09.2005. 1 Comments 4 Trackbacks
Honest Questions Seek Honest Answers
1. Can you name two Democrats and two Republicans that you could really vote for in 2008? Basically, pick the ticket.

2. If you voted FOR Kerry, name one Democrat, a viable candidate for president, that you could never support in 2008.

3. If you voted FOR Bush, name one Republican, a viable candidate for president, that you could never support in 2008.

My answers:

1. Brian Schweitzer and Hillary Clinton for the Dems. Bill Owens and Condi Rice for the Republicans.

2. N/A (but I'd vote for a Republican corpse before I voted for Kerry)

3. Only one? That's tough, I have a loooooong list of Republicans that I'd spit on. I'll go with John McCain since he's such a media whoring sell out.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.09.2005. 11 Comments 4 Trackbacks

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Worse Than Bush
Man, I really hope Hillary gets the nomination in 2008. I can't handle hearing Kerry's voice and listening to Democrats talk about how "smart" Kerry is. Kerry never released his records from Yale, so we didn't know what kind of student he was. Unfortunately, for him, they are included in his Navy records and those have been released.
The transcript shows that Kerry's freshman-year average was 71. He scored a 61 in geology, a 63 and 68 in two history classes, and a 69 in political science. His top score was a 79, in another political science course. Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class.

Under Yale's grading system in effect at the time, grades between 90 and 100 equaled an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, 60 to 69 a D, and anything below that was a failing grade. In addition to Kerry's four D's in his freshman year, he received one D in his sophomore year. He did not fail any courses.

''I always told my Dad that D stood for distinction," Kerry said yesterday in a written response to questions, noting that he has previously acknowledged that he spent a lot of time learning to fly instead of focusing on his studies.

4 "D"s and his best grade came from his French class...


Bush had better grades at Yale and elitist lefties called him dumb, wrap your brains around that one. YOUR CHOICE WAS DUMBER THAN BUSH. Just cause he is an elitist snob, don't mean he's smarter.

Bush went to Yale from 1964 to 1968; his highest grades were 88s in anthropology, history, and philosophy, according to The New Yorker article. He received one D in his four years, a 69 in astronomy. Bush has said he was a C student.

HT: Gordon
Posted by Rosemary on 06.08.2005. 6 Comments 1 Trackbacks

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Tenth Amendment Calling Justice Scalia, Tenth Amendment Calling Justice Scalia...
Remember me?
Amendment X.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Apparantly not:
In a 6-3 decision, the court on Monday said those who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws, overriding medical marijuana statutes in 10 states...

...Gonzales and his aides were silent on the ruling Monday, but several Bush administration officials said individual users have little reason to worry. "We have never targeted the sick and dying, but rather criminals engaged in drug trafficking," Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Bill Grant said.

Whatthefuckever. Scalia is a big, fat, hypocrite. He remembered the 10th Amendment well enough in the Lawrence decision. I guess that State's Right's are more important when it comes to anti-sodomy laws but it gets sketchy when THE PEOPLE vote in use of medical marijuana.

The Bush Administration is full of shite on this one too. "We have never targeted the sick and dying, but rather criminals engaged in drug trafficking," Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Bill Grant said.

If that were true than you wouldn't have needed to fight this all the way up to the SCOTUS. We already have drug trafficking laws on the books. This law was about sick people, not criminals, you lying douchebag.

Makes me sick. I wish I had a joint.

Oh and don't start equating pot with crack/heroin/cocaine or any other man-made or manipulated drug. Pot isn't the same. If you think it is then you don't know what you are talking about.

If you want more info and a good explaination on what happened go visit our buddy XRLQ. He knows the law better than most of us do.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.07.2005. 44 Comments 5 Trackbacks

Monday, June 6, 2005

You Know You Are Watching Too Much Sesame Street When...
You go outside to see why you lost all your power and you proceed to count the funnel clouds like the Count.

One, one scary funnel cloud. Two, two scary funnel clouds. Three, three scary funnel clouds. Four, four scary funnel clouds. Five, five scary funnel clouds.

That's five, five scary funnel clouds surrounding my neighborhood. Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...

Then my neighbor yells, don't forget six and seven over there!!!


You know your screwed when you realize that your house is surrounded by a pearl necklace of funnel clouds.

Wasn't too bad, nothing touched down. It would have been Armageddon otherwise.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.06.2005. 4 Comments 8 Trackbacks

Sunday, June 5, 2005

Great Tip
Via Michelle Malkin

Hate those sites that require registration to read an article? Use bugmenot and save yourself the headache of filling out the forms. Awesome!
Posted by Rosemary on 06.05.2005. 4 Comments 1 Trackbacks
If True Then It Is Awesome
The following scene took place on a British Airways flight between Johannesburg and London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess.

"Madam, what is the matter?" the hostess asked. "You obviously do not see it then?" she responded. "You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat." "Be calm please," the hostess replied. "Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available."

The Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later. "Madam, just as I
thought, there are no other available seats in economy class. I spoke to the Captain and he informed me that there is also no seat in business class. All the same, we still have one place in first class." Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued: "It is not usual for our company to permit someone from economy class to sit in first class. However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting."

She turned to the black man and said, "Therefore, Sir, if you would like to move, please collect your hand luggage, as a seat awaits you in first class." At that moment, the other passengers, who were shocked by what they had just witnessed, stood up and applauded.

Via: My Sister-in-law
Posted by Rosemary on 06.05.2005. 5 Comments 4 Trackbacks

Saturday, June 4, 2005

Good Start
I've lost 5 lbs this week, on my button only diet. Button only means that I only wear pants that button and zip, no elastic waistbands. All my pants got tight since I had Draco and I refuse to buy any bigger sizes.

I'm still eating the same food, no diet crap, just less of it and less often. Before I chomp on anything snacky, I examine the red welt across my waist and usually opt out of the bad snack choice. I started exercising again, too. I know it's probably "just water", not fat, that I lost but I don't care. It was making me weigh more and feel really bloated. Either way, I'm glad to rid of it no matter what it was.

Bye, bye 5 nasty feeling pounds and good riddence.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.04.2005. 5 Comments 8 Trackbacks
It's Saturday morning and I've been up since 4am. Why? Because Draco decided that he didn't need or want to go back to sleep after his feeding. He only wakes up once a night and it is usually between 4-6am, normally he goes right back to sleep. Not today. It is 7:50am and I have already plowed through a pot of coffee and I am considering brewing another. Draco is playing happily with his Elmo with no sign of sleep in sight.

Ugh. Did I mention that, like always, I went to bed around 1:30am? Yeah, it sucks to be me right now. Don't bother cheering me up with the dream of a nap, Jake is due up any time now and he told me last night that he wanted bacon, eggs, pancakes and toast for breakfast.

**Update**: Jake wanted bagels too. Who does this kid think I am Betty friggin' Crocker? Oh, and he ate every bit of it, so I'm slightly less annoyed.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.04.2005. 3 Comments 2 Trackbacks
Sexual Education
Do you think your child should learn about sex at school or at home? If you believe that it is the school's responsibility, then when should they start teaching it and how far should they go?

What exactly do you want your kid to know about sex at age 4-5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18?

Do you think that schools should inform parents of students and get permission before starting sex ed?
Posted by Rosemary on 06.04.2005. 8 Comments 2 Trackbacks

Friday, June 3, 2005

He's Wrong Juliette, Very Wrong
My girl, Juliette, got dissed by a friend. Says she ain't acting "christian enough". I disagree.

God gives us many gifts and he expects us to use them. Juliette, your writing is a gift. God wouldn't want you to be selfish and keep that gift to yourself. He wants you to stand up, be strong and support your brothers/sisters in arms. If you don't who will? They need you and so do we. You keep us honest, my sister, and at this time in our country's history we need that more than anything else.

So you must bother, you must. If it were me, I'd smile at him and then tell him to "eat me". Of course, that's not what you'd do and that is another reason why we need you.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.03.2005. 11 Comments 8 Trackbacks
The Many Horrors at Gitmo
Could Amnesty International be right about us? Is Gitmo the gulag of our times?

You be the judge, I can't bear reading it again...
Posted by Rosemary on 06.03.2005. 18 Comments 8 Trackbacks
I can't help it. I know this isn't very bloggy of me but...

I HATE the new Carly on General Hospital.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.03.2005. 3 Comments 7 Trackbacks

Thursday, June 2, 2005

Jasna Góra
One of our regular commenters, Robert, lives in Poland. He mentioned Czestochowa in a comment and I had a flashback to my 1994 visit to Jasna Góra. Jasna Góra is home to the Black Madonna.

The story of how she came to be in Czestochowa is considered to be a miracle:
St. Ladislaus determined to save the image from the repeated invasions of the Tartars by taking it to the more secure city of Opala, his birthplace. This journey took him through Czestochowa, where he decided to rest for the night. During this brief pause in their journey, the image was taken to Jasna Gora [meaning "Bright Hill"]. There it was placed in a small wooden church named for the Assumption. The following morning, after the portrait was carefully replaced in its wagon, the horses refused to move. Accepting this as a heavenly sign that the portrait was to remain in Czestochowa, St. Ladislaus had the image solemnly returned to the Church of the Assumption.

The legend is that the portrait was painted by St. Luke on a plank of cedar from the table that the Virgin Mary took her meals. There are a lot of stories/miracles attributed to the picture, some have logical explainations but many others don't. That is why it is considered to be most holy by so many, including the our late pontiff, John Paul II.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.02.2005. 17 Comments 4 Trackbacks
Draco's New Toy

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Draco is 4 1/2 months old already. He'll be starting rice cereal really soon and then real baby food. I can't wait to introduce the cool foods that Auntie Rhianna sent him from England. He sits with a little support and he can bear his weight on his legs. He is scooting himself a lot and he rolls one way. He's getting stronger everyday. He smiles all the time and he laughs out loud. He's very happy and a little evil. Basically, he is perfect, just like his older brother.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.02.2005. 5 Comments 1 Trackbacks

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Informal Survey
I'd like to know where my readers are from. If you don't normally comment, I'd appreciate it you did just this once, unless you are still in an undisclosed location.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.01.2005. 29 Comments 6 Trackbacks
I'm Glad I Don't Live In Massachusetts
You think the South has some screwed up laws, they've got nothing on the liberal mecca of Massachusetts.

Education in Massachusetts allows children in Middle and High school to get pornographic material as a learning tool and sex surveys to help the educators. All this without parental permission.

Don't fret, a little sanity has been discovered. A father successfully sued and won a suit on behalf of non-custodial parents.
Dr. Henry M. Fassler has successfully contested a 1998 Massachusetts law that requires a non-custodial parent to have court certification as a non-batterer on a yearly basis before he (or she) is allowed access to their children's school records. The school system currently views all non-custodial parents as guilty of battery until proven innocent. But all that is going to change.

The specifics of Fassler's case: he wanted to see the academic class list for his 17-year-old daughter Lindsay, who had asked him for help. No charge or complaint had ever been filed against Fassler; he is on good terms with his ex-wife and children.

When the school refused the class list, Fassler not only got angry, he also got active. Last October, he complained to the Family Policy Compliance Office at the U.S. Department of Education, challenging the statute as discriminatory. On May 6, the DOE sent a letter to Massachusetts' Education Commissioner David P. Driscoll, which warned that "the commonwealth and every school district in Massachusetts is in violation of federal law, and has been for years."

Think about that. This man had to sue to overturn a law that assumed all non-custodial parents were abusive. He wasn't able to see his child's school records until he proved he wasn't a monster. No innocent until proven guilty, this guy was on good terms with his ex and he was NEVER so much as accused of jaywalking.

I'm happy for him but it just shows you how completely f**ked things are in Massachusetts. They may have Gay Marriage (and that's a good thing) but they are also a bit draconian when it comes to their "liberal" agenda.

Mississippi ain't got nothing on Massachusetts.
Posted by Rosemary on 06.01.2005. 8 Comments 3 Trackbacks

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