An oldie but a goodie!
Monday, April 7, 2008
"I do not believe that anyone should make promises as a candidate for president that they cannot keep if elected," he said. "To promise a withdrawal of our forces from Iraq, regardless of the calamitous consequences to the Iraqi people, our most vital interests and the future of the Middle East, is the height of irresponsibility" and "a failure of leadership."
That's what I'm talking about. No experience = bad decisions. I've had enough of that. I want more than just platitudes about hope from the next President. Is it really too much to ask that people tell you exactly what they plan to do? Is it too much that they tell you the truth? I'm sick to death of being sold a pretty package full of nothing.
John McCain may not be young or pretty but I know that he means what he says. Despite the fact that I don't agree with him more than 60% of the time, at least that 60% is solid.
That isn't afraid to say that allowing gays to marry is fine. Even Sir "Hope and Change" can't mange to be in favor of full marital rights for same sex couples. It's always the same civil union canard.
If you are fine with 14 year olds having abortions without parental consent; how much worse do you think being pro-same sex marriage will be for you?
Seriously, in my mind, I find it offensive that people think that parental rights stop when their pet political issue is on the line. And while I understand that people have "issues" with same sex marriage, I don't give a rat's ass. Two loving adults want to make a commitment to each other, to spend their lives in a faithful union...I just don't understand how promoting family, fidelity and love is worse than underage abortions and gun bans.
I just don't get it.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bush and Putin aren't quite over. Dude, I thought they were so last year...
The personal chemistry between Bush and Putin has weathered severe rows between their two countries and was on display again as the U.S. leader held a farewell summit on the Black Sea a month before Putin steps down.
Speaking to reporters at Putin's vacation retreat, Bush said they worked to "find ways to be agreeable when we disagree".
"You're not afraid to tell me what's on your mind. And when it's all said and done, we can shake hands," Bush told Putin on Saturday.
Putin spoke warmly of "George".
"I always appreciated his superior human qualities: honesty, openness and ability to hear a partner," said Putin, standing beside the U.S. leader at a news conference after their meeting on Sunday. "This is worth a lot."
Awwww, isn't that sweet? They still have feelings for each other despite the very public break up they had a few years back... Personally, I'm not that forgiving. Don't get me wrong, I can be very forgiving but one thing will insure that I seek retribution. Airing my intimate/private business in public. Embarrass me publicly and you'll be looking for your testicles to the ends of the earth and you won't find them...because they will have already been digested by the first carnivore I bumped into.
He was one of my favorites. I loved Ben Hur, The 10 Commandments and The Planet of the Apes. When I'm feeling frisky, I quote Heston: “From my cold, dead hands!” that line works for so many things...
Mr. Heston was suffering from Alzheimer's and now his suffering has ended. No actor could overact the way Charleton Heston did, he will be missed.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Daily showers are not a health hazard. That myth was debunked long ago and they are generally recommended for public health and courtesy. If you can't manage it, try washing your tops and tails, eh?
While there has been talk of risks associated with use of anti-perspirants/deodorants, there is a bigger health risk associated with driving, drinking, drug use, being an asshole in public, saying inappropriate remarks in a room full of drunks, and eating poorly.
Please, for the love of humanity and those of us with oversensitive olfactory senses, use some. That green cloud that surrounds you isn't your awesome aura, it's your aroma and it reeks.
That is all...
And some of you jokers wanted her banned...
Sometimes it feels like Rose an i are hiding out in the Museum of Guy Culture after hours.
ur artifacts are astonishing.
This is just fascinating. MIchael Barone examines all the voting results and finds what the exits polls don't explain. Who is supporting Obama and who is supporting Clinton...
But looking at these electoral data suggests to me that there's another tribal divide going on here, one that separates voters more profoundly than even race (well, maybe not more profoundly than race in Mississippi but in other states). That's the divide between academics and Jacksonians. In state after state, we have seen Obama do extraordinarily well in academic and state capital enclaves. In state after state, we have seen Clinton do extraordinarily well in enclaves dominated by Jacksonians.
Academics and public employees (and of course many, perhaps most, academics in the United States are public employees) love the arts of peace and hate the demands of war. Economically, defense spending competes for the public-sector dollars that academics and public employees think are rightfully their own. More important, I think, warriors are competitors for the honor that academics and public employees think rightfully belongs to them. Jacksonians, in contrast, place a high value on the virtues of the warrior and little value on the work of academics and public employees. They have, in historian David Hackett Fischer's phrase, a notion of natural liberty: People should be allowed to do what they want, subject to the demands of honor. If someone infringes on that liberty, beware: The Jacksonian attitude is, "If you attack my family or my country, I'll kill you." And he (or she) means it. The academic who hears the Rev. Jeremiah Wright declaiming, "God damn America," is not unnerved. He hears this sort of thing on campus all the time. The Jacksonian who watches the tape sees an enemy of everything he holds dear.
If statistics aren't your bag then skip over the individual state analysis and go right to his findings. I think that Barone has really found something and it isn't racism...
Wendy Petherick said the reptile clamped its jaws down on her leg while she was in waist-deep water and attempted to pull her under, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday.
"For a croc that size, a two-meter (6.5 foot) croc, and being a little person I had to fight back," she said. "He would have dragged me, death rolled me and killed me. He just grabbed me by the leg, if he would have grabbed me up towards my stomach, I reckon I would have been dead."
She said the croc gave up on trying to make her into a snack after her husband, Norm Moreen, jumped on the beast and attacked its eyes. Petherick said she likely would have died without the rescue. "There's no time for fears you see, when you want to save someone, especially the one you love," Moreen said.
That story reminds me of my late and most beloved Buttons. Talk about love... I know it's weird but my dog saved my son's life and he did it out of love. I'm sure I told this story before but since I just had a flashback...you get one too!
Before my Dad died, he and my mom retired to their country house about 2 hours outside of Detroit. We went out there for one of the holiday weekends, I'm pretty sure it was Labor Day weekend. Anyway, my dad used to make fun of Buttons because he was so sweet and not threatening in any way. He always called him stupid dog because one of his ears was always flopping down and it wasn't a very German Shepherd like trait. Dad said that Buttons always had a dumb look on his face. He didn't, he was just a really sweet 100+ pound German Shepherd. On this particular day in 2000, Jake was just shy of his 3rd birthday and he went down the hill to the pond with my dad to watch the geese and ducks swimming. He wasn't in danger of drowning because he was wearing a life vest, dad was in the coop getting feed while Jake waited.
All of the sudden we heard a howl and then a growl. The howl was a small pack of wild dogs and a coyote heading straight for Jake. My heart stopped and I was screaming and running. There was no way anyone including my dad was going to get to Jake before the pack. Jake had wandered a bit and the pack was in between my dad and my son. The growl we heard almost an instant later, came from Buttons, who, was charging down the hill toward Jake at a speed I didn't know he was capable of. Buttons went for the coyote and took him down, the rest of the pack ran away. Buttons, without a doubt, saved Jake's life and earned my dad's respect. That was the last time my dad called him stupid. He became "good dog" from that day till my dad died a year later.
When Buttons died Jake told me that he prayed for Buttons to find his Papa (my dad) in heaven, so that he (Buttons) wouldn't be alone. Then he laughed and said it would be funny if Papa had to see that floppy ear forever.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
McCain and Clinton attack each other and the housing crisis with their latest political ads.
Senators John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton released dueling advertisements Wednesday that highlighted how the housing crisis has come to dominate the presidential race, with Mrs. Clinton using a version of her red-phone commercial to question Mr. McCain’s ability to handle the souring economy.
In the advertisement, the Clinton campaign again portrays a family asleep in the middle of the night when the phone rings, meant to evoke a national crisis. The narrator then intones, “John McCain just said the government shouldn’t take any real action in the housing crisis; he’d let the phone keep ringing.”
Within hours, the McCain campaign released an advertisement on the Internet. It starts with images of the Clinton advertisement, with the narrator then commenting, “Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama just said they’d solve the problem by raising your taxes — more money out of your pockets.”
This is a good place to attack McCain since he has already admitted to being an economic retard. Here's the thing though, we don't elect economists to be Presidents. We elect leaders that we believe are best suited to decision making. They don't have to be economists or military strategists. They have to be smart and capable of hiring good economists, strategists and anything they need to assist them in making decisions for us.
Still, McCain was a dolt for outing himself as a weakling on economic issues and he deserves the hits he's no doubt going to take until November.
After heavy opposition from Russia, NATO denied membership to Georgia nd Ukraine but they did say that they would be members someday. Someday when we grow a pair and aren't afraid the Russian will be mad at us...
NATO decided Thursday not to put Georgia and Ukraine on track to join the alliance after vehement Russian opposition, but the alliance pledged that the strategically important Black Sea nations will become members one day.
Senior American officials also said that NATO leaders agreed to fully endorse U.S. missile defense plans for Europe and urge Russia to drop its objections to the system.
French and German concern over Russia's reaction dashed the two former Soviet republics' hopes of being granted a "membership action plan" that bring them into the alliance within the next five to 10 years.
But alliance Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said NATO welcomes the countries' aspirations to join. "We agree today that these countries will become members of NATO," he said.
Well, at least, they have some hope for becoming members of the group eventually. Does NATO still serve a real purpose or are they becoming like the U.N., a hollow shell of what they once were?
One positive note. Now that France has a President that isn't a cheese eating surrender monkey, they will be sending more troops and elite forces into Afghanistan to help us out over there.
YAY! Layfayette can finally rest in peace again...
Sen. Debbie Stabenow's [D,MI] husband, Thomas Athans, 46, was stopped by police who were investigating prostitution at the hotel, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press under the state Freedom of Information Act.
Athans, co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network, apologized in a statement issued by his attorney and said he "fully cooperated with law enforcement. My family and I are dealing with this matter in a personal and private way."
I know what you're thinking. You want to know where are the jokes and insults. I'm not going to make them. I went after Spitzer because he was a special type of scum. I don't go after people just for being cheaters. That's between the couple. I'm just saying that the continued criminalization of sex for money is stupid.
All men pay for sex, one way or another. When they go to a "pro", it's just simpler and more upfront. When they buy you dinner first, it's called dating. If they get laid, they feel "lucky". Sure because they shelled out the money and got what they were hoping to get. Married guys pay too. Not always with money but unless you are on your honeymoon, there is always a little "negotiating" before sex. I'm not saying it to be cynical, I'm saying it because it's basically true. Men want sex and woman decide if they are getting it. Either way, the simple fact is all men pay for sex.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I can't believe I have to write this post. I run this blog the way I do, with absolute freedom of speech because we all know what happens to forums that ban people for free expression.
I will not ban Mr. Wonderful for his comments because he did not attack anyone here personally, unlike many others of you who can't manage to start talking without blasting an insult my way. He never attributed the "racist" remark to Obama, in fact he further stated:
Granted, Barry never said this ... at least, not to my knowledge. (It would make for one hell of a blog if he did!) But as inflammatory as those two little words might seem, they should give you Obama Apologists a good idea as to how some whites regard Barry's associations and their somewhat questionable views on race ... and his (white) grandmother. And try as he might, ol' Barry still hasn't been able to fully reconcile that with some white voters.
He tried repeatedly to engage but was rebuffed, insulted and DISRESPECTED by many of the regular commenters right away. Day 1.
Many of you are offended by his words. Guess what? I'm offended regularly, not by Mr. Wonderful but by many of my friends here. If you want me to start quoting, it could get very uncomfortable for some of you. Friends say things, in the heat of the moment, but still some of it is really vicious. I was ready to pull the plug on the blogging thing because I was sick of being your personal Conservative whipping girl. I didn't. Instead, I brought in back up.
Mr. Wonderful is a close, personal friend of mine. He was treated woefully on his first day here but still he persisted. Many of you welcomed him by savagely ripping him to shreds and he responded in kind. You treat people in the manner you wish to be treated. He came here as my guest, my friend and I hoped my other friends would give him a fair shake. It didn't happen but I have some hope that it will. You all are my friends and your continued visits to my corner of the world are important to me. Mr. Wonderful is my friend, he is someone that is very important to me and he isn't going anywhere. Maybe now that you all know that, you can try again. If you don't want to, I understand. No hard feelings.
The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.
Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.
“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”
Can we just start this political season over with new candidates? Please?
When it comes to being labeled "a liberal," Barack Obama is dismissive. "Oh, he's liberal. He's liberal," he said recently in describing a characterization of him by Republicans. "Let me tell you something. There's nothing liberal about wanting to reduce money in politics. It's common sense. . . . There's nothing liberal about wanting to make sure that everybody has health care."
Sounds good to me. Sure, it sounds really reasonable. But then if he kept talking he'd sound way less reasonable....
On economic policy, Mr. Obama favors higher income, Social Security and corporate taxes. He supports massive increases in domestic spending and greater government regulation of the economy. He favors a significantly larger role for the federal government in health care. He opposes the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Higher taxes, higher spending and opposition to NAFTA. That's pretty standard liberal fare.
Mr. Obama has criticized the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a partial birth abortion ban, and he wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. He voted against John Roberts and Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court. In Illinois, Mr. Obama supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns. And he supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.Having a problem with the Partial Birth Abortion Ban? That's fucking EXTREME liberal and the article doesn't mention but he also has a problem with parental notification for minors seeking abortions. Schools need parental permission to give out aspirin but condoms and abortions - THOSE ARE COOL? Banning handguns is really extreme. We aren't talking about AK47's, he means handguns. So, he has a problem with the 2nd Amendment... Supports giving illegals driving privileges but I, a legal citizen, shouldn't be allowed to own a handgun for for self defense? Yeah, that's moderate...NOT. Good luck in the PA primary, Barack.
On national security matters, Mr. Obama voted to deny legal immunity to telecom companies that have cooperated with the government in warrantless wiretapping of suspected terrorists. He wants to grant habeas corpus rights to detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. He supports a full-scale withdrawal from Iraq. And he says, in his first year in office, he would meet with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea without preconditions.
I. THINK. I. HAVE. A. PROBLEM. WITH. HIS. NATIONAL. SECURITY. IDEAS.
I don't think McCain will have a tough time cleaning Obama's clock during the debate of ideas, since most of Obama's ideas are not what the average American voter would be comfortable with...
This is a post about Obama's IDEAS. So, if you can't handle debating his ideas, then you should go ask your mom for a sippy cup and some granola while the adults talk!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
By request...I added a third choice this time.
I went outside to put out some trash and get a breath of fresh air. So, I'm standing there and looking out at the grass when I feel something on my foot.
I don't know why but a chipmunk was sitting on my foot. Yep a cute little chipmunk and what did I do? I instinctively kicked out. The poor little sucker flew about 50 feet through the air and I have no idea where it landed.
I hope I didn't kill it...
This is not an April Fool's Joke. I wish it were - I can't stop picturing that poor little chipmunk. He wanted to be friends and I sent him to the moon. I know he was cursing my ass.
I'm glad I'm not a Buddhist...
I ordered this sucker Sunday afternoon, when the family went to Chili's. It's really freakin' huge - the meat was almost an inch thick and it was charred a bit. I ate 1/4th of it there, actually not even the full 1/4th. It's so yummy. I finally finished it today. That was all I ate yesterday.
The only problem this burger had was the fact that it had a stupid tomato on it. I know I told her to hold the tomato - I hate them on my burgers. Yes, I HATE them. Just in case you weren't sure. Yes, I pulled it off but it left a tomato wetness behind...
When did Socialism become a bad thing? What is wrong with the government running our lives? They know what is best for us? I want socialized medicine, I want higher taxes, I want to be told how to live.
I can't make these decisions for myself. I'd prefer if the government did it for me. They know what's best.
Actually, Obama is so awesome that he doesn't NEED a VP.
I hope he picks Al Gore to be his running mate!
I'm gonna vote for him.
Jedi Master Jonba Hehol - known to family and friends as Barney Jones, 36, of Holyhead - was giving a TV interview in his back garden for a documentary when a man, dressed in a black bin-bag and wearing Darth Vader's trademark shiny black helmet, leapt over his garden fence.
Wielding a metal crutch - his lightsaber presumably being in for repairs - the Sith Lord proceeded to lay about his opponent, whose Jedi powers proved inadequate for the task of defending himself.
After besting Master Hehol in single combat, Vader, who The Sun reports was under the influence of alcohol, went on to assault the camera crew and a hairdresser.
Master Hehol, a hairdresser, who founded the first-ever British Jedi Church in loving homage to the world-famous science fiction franchise with his brother Daniel, was unimpressed by the revenge of the Sith.
"This wasn't a joke. This was serious," he said.
Police are investigating a claim of assault.
Again, I know this was serious, really I do. Still... I. Can't. Stop. Laughing. Please click the link and look at the photo!