The nine companies [1 Austrian and 2 Indian companies as well] were punished for violating the 2000 Iran Nonproliferation Act, designed by Washington to block international aid for what it suspects are Iranian nuclear and chemical weapons programs.
Maybe this will shed some more perspective on why China would join Russia in opposing the EU-3 and the US in their bid to refer
Money makes the world go ‘round.
The 3.6 billion-euro ($4.27-billion) Galileo program, due to go into service in 2008 and eventually deploy 30 satellites, may end Europe's reliance on the GPS and offer a commercial alternative to the GPS system run by the U.S. military.
EU officials say Galileo, organized as a public-private partnership, will offer more exact positioning. They privately add Galileo would never be switched off for strategic reasons, which might be the case with the GPS.
But Europeans keep insisting that the EU, and all its initiatives are not intended to be nothing but a counter weight to the
We could just ask former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Back in October, when he was accepting defeat, he reminded everyone of the importance of the Franco-German link, saying “it was crucial for the defense of
Yet Liberal America still remains delusional about
So again, please click the link up in the top left of my site and drop in on the guy.
Well it’s not, it is the current race for Governor right here in ole’
Incumbent Gov. Bob Riley (the tax raising Republican) is facing much criticism after a failed $1.2 billion tax plan and the biggest tax increase in state history.
Former Chief Justice Roy Moore (Republican Evangelical Crusader) has made national headlines with this stand on the display of the Ten Commandments.
Former Gov. Don Siegelman (Crooked Democrat) is currently fighting off a federal indictment for racketeering and conspiracy, including soliciting $1 million in cash and gifts in return for official actions.
Lucy Baxley (the Woman) is trying to be the first outright elected woman governor of the state. She has name recognition from her ex-husband, Bill Baxley, a former attorney general and lieutenant governor that made unsuccessful attempts at governor in 1978 and 1986 (after the latter they divorced). Her campaign shtick: “I love Lucy”.
What a selection. Riley is a RINO,
You just can’t make this stuff up.
Now, fast-forward to today and Congress. House GOP has decided to act in the same fashion, only instead of “Marsha”, it’s “ANWR ANWR ANWR”
(Fox News) Republicans have battled Democrats to open ANWR to oil drilling for more than a decade, but now that drilling is closer than ever with the Senate approval of petroleum exploration last week, a tiny band of moderate House Republicans stands in the way.
Twenty-five House Republicans wrote to GOP leaders Tuesday threatening to withhold support for a $54 billion dollar deficit reduction bill unless a provision on drilling in ANWR was removed. GOP leaders said they remained committed to ANWR drilling, but didn't as yet have the votes to prevail.
Now, this is what I see: Congressional GOP is trying to pass a blatent political base pandering legislation inside of a “budget cutting bill”. While Pork style provisions are nothing new to
Unlike many of the people against ANWR, my opposition to this is not from an environmental standpoint. I am fully aware of the technological advancements that we’ve made, and am wholly confident that we could commence drilling there with little to no impact on the environment.
Instead, I am opposed to the immense effort, time, money, and political capital wasted (in my estimation) on a something that would only supply, at peak, 3%-6% of US oil consumption. To me, this is a “tempest in a teapot”, with Congressional Republicans trying to laud this as some kind of miraculous money saver and huge asset in the quest to reduce foreign oil dependence.
Here’s a thought: if we make our cars about 1% more efficient, we’ve just “saved” as much oil as we could pull out of ANWR. Here’s another thought: if we spent this much time and money on finding an alternative fuel source (and implementing it), we’d already be out of the woods on this subject.
ANWR is about opening up an income source for domestic oil companies, and increasing the tax base/income of the surrounding area. There is no doubt that it would create jobs and spur an economic boom in the local area (by local I mean
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Robert Holt, head of sequencing for the Genome Science Centre at the
"Here we are trying to understand the human genome with 24,000 some odd genes and 100 trillion cells and we don't know how 300 or 400 genes work together to yield a simple living cell," he said.
"So if we ever have any hope of understanding our own genome, we need to start with something we can actually tear apart, break down and rebuild. So we're starting with a four-cylinder engine instead of a space shuttle."
In the quest to create life from scratch, are we expanding upon the gift that God has given us, or are we delving too deep into the Creator’s jurisdiction? This renders promising results, but devastating dangers. Can we, as humans, go too far?
Pirro has been under pressure from top state GOP leaders to make the switch. It would leave Republicans with two active candidates for the Senate nomination, former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer, who is not well- known statewide, and tax attorney William Brenner, even less well- known.
Has Hillary reached Juggernaut status in
Independent polls have shown the former first lady, a potential 2008 presidential contender, with huge leads over Pirro and the other potential GOP challengers. And, as of the end of September,
had about $14 million in her campaign coffers. Clinton
Or, is this a case, once again, where Republicans will not support someone not in lock-step with the party line?
Pirro, a supporter of abortion and gay rights, also had major problems in her attempts to court support from leaders of the state Conservative Party. No Republican running statewide in
has won without Conservative Party support since 1974. New York
Maybe a bit of both?
As we watched the latest speech on
However, apparently I am proved wrong again (yet another reason I don’t work for the DNC or the GOP), because I don’t know jack. The poll numbers are in, and it looks like Dubbya is making a comeback.
(ABC) Dec. 19, 2005 — The recent elections in
and an improved economic outlook at home have shifted public support in the president's direction, lifting him from career lows in his job performance and personal ratings alike. Iraq
Overall, 47 percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll now approve of George W. Bush's work in office; 52 percent disapprove. While hardly robust, that is up from a career low 39 percent-60 percent in early November to its best in nearly six months.
Specifically, belief that the
United Statesis making significant progress toward establishing a democratic government in has jumped dramatically, by 18 points, to 65 percent. A sense of progress in establishing civil order similarly is up, by 16 points, to 60 percent. Each is its best since these questions first were asked in the spring of 2004. Iraq
Now, what I find amazing, is that all this poll data is being reported rather well, except for one small tidbit.
59 percent [of Americans] thinkt he administration does not have a clear plan for handling the situation there. Views on the lack of a clear plan have been steady since spring 2004; what helps the president politically is that even more — 74 percent — think the Democrats in Congress don't have a clear plan for
, either. (Emphasis mine) Iraq
While the White House has done a miserable job of explaining and clarifying their position on
I wonder if Nancy Pelosi still thinks their “No Strategy is Our Strategy” is a good idea?
Peter Ferrara has admitted taking payments from
These guys can’t buy good press coverage… seriously.
Mr. Ferrara, there is nothing “illegal” about it, but that does not mean there is nothing “wrong” with it. No one likes mercenaries, especially in the battle of news and politics.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday he presumed a Justice Department leak investigation was underway into who disclosed a secret NSA eavesdropping operation.
I’m in quite the quandary… I disagree with the wide sweeping methods that Bush is using to fight he war on terror, yet agree 100% with his assessment of someone leaking this to the press.
How about this: Bush, lay off the constitutional interpretations you accuse the Supreme Court of doing, and Capital Hill, quit playing politics and PR with my national security. If you leaked this out for the principalities of it, you would have talked to the Justice Department, not the press.
Look, it’s a win/win situation! Maybe I should run for office...
I was calming reading my Sunday paper (how archaic right?), when I stumbled upon a piece in the opinion section that I had to share. My paper does a section every Sunday where they pick a topic, and give you two articles on it: a ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ coverage style.
This Sunday’s was “Global Warming: Do We Need Kyoto?” I read both articles thoroughly, and was impressed by both author’s attempts to plead their cause. However, I was left with a revelation that the crowd that is most shrill about
The article in favor of
The article against
I’ll leave it to you to decide which has more credence, or which opinion to assign more weight to concerning
-- As one of the very few scientists at the UN's eleventh Conference of the Parties climate meeting (COP-11), I feel like an outsider. That's because I am. The army of thousands in attendance (international delegates, NGOs, and all manner of stakeholders in the climate change issue), have little interest in knowing how certain or uncertain the science of global warming is. All these people know - or need to know - is that the "glaciers are melting," it's getting "hotter every year", and "climate change is killing people now" (all of these are direct quotes from presenters).” MONTREAL
I know this sounds like heresy to the masses of people determined to save the earth despite any and all evidence that it doesn’t need saving, but please, just read the articles, and keep your mind open.
For another article about the fallacy of global warming and
As for my opinion, I think you can figure that out by now.
Alright, so I settle in to watch “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” with my wife. We are set, have some warm apple pie with Cool-Wip ready, kids are in bed, things seem great.
Then suddenly “da da da-da…. this is a special report, a message from the President of the
My gut reaction: “Are you serious?”
Lets all be honest: his last speech covered just as much as this one. This has less to do with
Just one request, from a humble citizen, and one of your “supporters” (I did vote for you). Don’t interrupt prime time TV (which I don’t get to watch enough of anyway) to feed me some of your “wag the dog” politics. Your true base will still be spooked by your blatant infringement on personal freedoms, regardless of how much you wave the “War on Terra” flag.
Sorry, just keeping it real.
(Washington Post) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said yesterday that Democrats should not seek a unified position on an exit strategy in
Pelosi said Democrats will produce an issue agenda for the 2006 elections but it will not include a position on
Now that my friends is some spin. The Bush Administration has nothing on that.
“Our strength grows out of our weaknesses”.
Me, I’ll take Jack Handy’s idea on it:
“If you think a weakness can be turned into strength, I hate to tell you this, but that’s another weakness.”Because
“When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness.” – James Allen
Yeah, I know, I got quote crazy…
Orwell may have been more accurate than even he thought. Although he and many others seem to have missed that “Big Brother” is coming from both sides.
Two stories, opposite ends of the political spectrum, same goal… to control your life through governmental monitoring and regulation.
(New York Times) WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 - Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials.
(Washington Times) Anti-smoking activists who are driving cigarettes from public places across the country are now targeting private homes -- especially those with children.
Their efforts so far have contributed to regulations in three states --
Maine, Oklahomaand -- forbidding foster parents from smoking around children. Parental smoking also has become a critical point in some child-custody cases, including ones in Vermont Virginiaand . Maryland
Maybe the anti-smoking crowd can get with Bush to help monitor the evil smokers breaking the law in their own homes? One is doing it for your "protection", the other is doing it for your "health".
As a side note:
I personally think the government, by use of law or other authority, has no constitutional right to impose health standards on persons in the private homes. The government should not be in the practice of trying to save the stupid people from themselves. And before you go “but it’s for the children” on me… this is about the larger picture, and the precedent that it represents.
And my wife and I are now 14 weeks, 2 days, 14 hours, 9 minutes, and 14 seconds smoke free! We have not smoked 2,011 cigarettes, and saved $301.65. Numbers curtsey of Quitmeter.
(CNSNews.com) - Statistics released by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals suggest that fewer than half of the victims of Hurricane Katrina were black, and that whites died at the highest rate of all races in New Orleans.
The state's demographic information suggests that whites in
died at a higher rate than minorities. According to the 2000 census, whites make up 28 percent of the city's population, but the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals indicates that whites constitute 36.6 percent of the storm's fatalities in the city. New Orleans
African-Americans make up 67.25 percent of the population and 59.1 percent of the deceased. Other minorities constitute approximately 5 percent of the population and represented 4.3 percent of the storm's fatalities.
Overall for the state, 658 bodies have been identified. Forty-seven percent were African-American and 42 percent were Caucasian. The remaining bodies were either non-black minorities or undetermined.
I think this should finally put to rest the claims by some that the aftermath of Katrina had anything to do with race, but had everything to do with inept government response. I wonder if these statistics have been shown to the groups likening black’s Katrina struggle to the Holocaust.
There are some readers here that have asked me about why I didn’t do a post on the Iraqi vote, the huge turn out, and the historic and pivotal ramifications this will have. There are others that have asked why I didn’t post on President Bush’s final speech that concluded a quest to re-invigorate the American public’s support for the war in
First, I’ll give you links so you can read about them:
I guess if you really want my two cents on it, fine: The elections are a watershed moment of sorts because of the historic and symbolic significance they hold. However, they wont do anything this month, or the next month to change
Bush’s speech is a welcome relief to conservatives and Bush supporters. It is another source from which to cut and paste parts of for snide remarks to liberals and Bush detractors. For the rest of us, it is more lip service, explaining the obvious. It will energize his base, and anger his opposition, but it too will change nothing in the immediate future.
So, on to why I didn’t post about either one. First reasoning being that any number of sites are going to flood the blogsphere with this stuff. I hope and/or assume you would come here for something different. Second, as stated above, I really don’t see these things as something significant enough to make long extended posts about that you will probably not read, but still throw in a partisan comment about.
I might be wrong on this, but I just didn’t want to jump into “cliché” land with another post on dead horse subjects.
(Reuters) "In the three days the meetings have taken so far, the rich countries have transferred more than $2 billion to their farmers in various forms of support," World Bank Vice President Danny Leipziger said in a statement.
"In the same period, the 300 million poorest people in
Africahave earned less than $1 billion between them."
Poor nations slammed
Washingtonand for baulking at a deal that would allow their exports in free of duties and quotas, saying that after years of prescribing liberalisation for others it was time they "swallowed their own medicine". Tokyo
One official said U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman "went ballistic" over that statement, which was issued by Zambian Trade Minister Dipak Patel on behalf of the poorest WTO countries.
also came under fire over the $4 billion a year in subsidies enjoyed by its cotton farmers, and won little respite when it announced its willingness to offer duty-free access for cotton from impoverished West African states. United States
"They export cotton. Why would they import any of our cotton? What they need to do is halt the subsidies," said Francois Traore, president of the African Cotton Producers Association.
This really is the crux of the situation isn’t it? Poor nations, suddenly given voice by the UN and WTO, want rich countries like the US to effectively sell out it’s own citizens and economic stability to ensure that poor nations get a piece of the pie. Essentially Mr. Traore is asking the
How far should a nation go to try and extend the hand of generosity and assistance to developing nations? How far can American elected officials go, who’s primary duty is to Americans, to assist poor nations in accessing global markets? Those who are not elected officials, serving the people that elected them seem to think there should be no limit.
The EU struggles with this also in their stand on market access for farm goods from developing countries without further concessions from them on industrial goods and services. Poor countries want us to open up every market to them, but they do not to place restrictions on any of those markets.
Is this entire debate about trying to reach a “fairness” level by spreading the misery among everyone equally? The demands made by the poor countries would amount to the
(AP) The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that the gap between what
"Month after month, we see new record trade deficits that spell real trouble for the
Critics said the administration's strategy of pursuing free trade deals with individual countries and negotiating a new global trade agreement under the auspices of the World Trade Organization was not working.
"We just don't see how current
Well, I honestly don’t know how to fix this (I’m no economist), but I do know that the poster Republicans carry around all the time declares their support for protecting our economy from “dirty liberal tricks”…
I would think that same mentality should extend to foreign trade…. What’s that oath again? “Defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”
Bush needs to remember that companies making a lot of money from exported cheap labor does not make a solid economy.
Quote of the Day:
Every soldier I talked to today said the media hasn't done a good job of telling the full story from
. It's a complaint I've heard before, and certainly understand. I do think television tends to focus on the bombs and the bullets, the most dramatic headlines. So much of what happens here never makes the nightly news. Iraq
Well no crap
Sorry, I’m still shaking my head that
(NY Times) BAGHDAD, IRAQ - Less than two days before nationwide elections, Iraqi border police seized a tanker truck on Tuesday that had just crossed from Iran filled with thousands of forged ballots, an official at Iraq's Interior Ministry said.
Umm, wow… Not surprised, but still, wow.
Aww shucks, lets just give them some nuke power, after all, the Holocaust never happened… at least that’s what Iran’s President says.
"This is all a lie," said Lieutenant General Ahmed al-Khafaji, the chief of the U.S.-trained force which has responsibility for all
's borders. Iraq
"I heard this yesterday and I checked all the border crossings right away. The borders are all closed anyway," he told Reuters.
's frontiers are closed for the period of the election. Iraq
"I contacted all the border crossing points and there was no report of any such incident," Khafaji said.
This gets the “WTF” award for the day. Everyone say “Thank You New York Times”…
New South Wales, where is located, lawmakers scheduled an emergency session of the state Parliament to consider legislation cracking down on the rioters who rampaged through the city's suburbs for two straight nights, the region's premier said. Sydney
"I won't allow
's reputation as a tolerant, vibrant international city to be tarnished by these ratbags and criminals who want to engage in the sort of behavior we've seen in the last 48 hours," Iemma said. Sydney
He added that rioters had "effectively declared war on our society and we won't be found wanting in our response."
Remember the Paris riots? It was about a month or so ago, but Muslims were rioting in the streets. The only difference was that the Muslims were not attacking people. I’d say this is about as shameful as it can get for
"Legal proceedings in progress in certain countries seemed to indicate that individuals had been abducted and transferred to other countries without respect for any legal standards," Swiss senator Dick Marty said in a written report to a Council of Europe committee in Paris.
He added that "information gathered to date reinforced the credibility of the allegations concerning the transfer and temporary detention of individuals, without any judicial involvement, in European countries."
He also said that the
has never formally denied such allegations. United States
When you combine this with the recent
The process by which this is being done is the "detainees" , "rendered prisoners" were provided with US Diplomatic Passports starting series No 600 - , so notionally they were agents of the US State. These un-uniformed people often had no documentation - so the CIA simply provided them with some along the lines of the Nansen certificates of the Displaced peoples (DP's) in
Europeduring and after WWII.
Now, as he pointedly notes: It is amazing that you can become an American citizen quicker if you are a suspected terrorist in a foreign country, than if you are a Mexican migrant worker.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd warned Monday that he would bring the U.S. Senate to a virtual standstill if Republicans carry out a threat to change its rules by outlawing filibusters on judicial nominations.
Byrd of West Virginia, a staunch defender of the Senate's often arcane rules and procedures, was responding to a comment by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who said Sunday he might move to restrict filibusters if Democrats try to block the nomination of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.
As much as I dislike Byrd (a KKKat by a different color is still a KKKat), I agree with him, and completely disagree with Senate Republicans. I understand the frustration with the current trend of filibustering a judicial nominee. I understand it is an abuse of the tool, and an abuse of the system. I understand that this era of “self importance” has led
But because the folly of a few, we don’t suddenly start changing the rules. I think this would invite an even more destructive pattern and precedent. Senate Republicans (and Bill Frist) need to remember that they will not always be the majority party, and that if they can suddenly change rules to suite their agenda, so can Democrats when they are the majority party.
I would rather Frist and others simply put this into the court of public opinion, and let the political suicide effect take its course. Holding up all legislation infinitely so that you can keep the Senate from voting is something I think no Senator can do, and keep their seat.
Gang of 14, Where are you?
(Reuters) "They have a philosophy they have implemented and that is doing exactly what it was designed to do. They basically don't believe in government. They have a different philosophy that says, 'We're going to dismantle government'," Obama said.
Republicans running the federal government believe, "You are on your own to buy your own health care, to buy your own retirement security ... to buy your own roads and levees," Obama said, referring to flood barriers that gave way in New Orleans during Katrina last August.
What heresy by those vile Republicans! How can we expect people to buy their own health coverage and retirement security? You’d think we are humans instead of mindless sheep at the government trough! How on earth did we ever make it before without big government to take care of us?
We’ve gone from “The Greatest Generation”, to the “Dependency Generation”… sick.
"This careful research has been unable to identify any occasion since September 11, 2001, or earlier in the Bush administration when we've received requests for permission by the
Notice the extreme care taken by Mr. Straw to emphasize that no flights like these took place under the Bush Administration… Did they take place under OTHER Administrations then?
He said it had always been
Have “secret CIA flights” been a tactic even before the evil Bush/Cheney pro-torture regime took place? If so, were they just as evil then, or is this another instance of potential moral relativism?
Snoop over at Snoopzone has this:
Democrat presidents misled and troops wound up dead?
(NewsMax) That's what Sen. Barack Obama seemed to be saying in a wide ranging interview with the Chicago Tribune this week. Commenting on claims that President Bush used on bogus intelligence to take
The revelation came as Sen. Obama recounted a recent town meeting where an audience member had asked him about the war, saying: "Shouldn't the president be impeached for lying?"
The top black Democrat recalled answering: "Well, FDR, JFK, LBJ -- we have a pretty long list of presidents who maybe were not entirely forthcoming with intelligence information before they went to war, so I'd be cautious against making legal cases against the administration."
Sen. Obama was apparently referring to longstanding allegations that FDR ignored intelligence that showed the Japanese planned to attack
Well, if this Democrat can realize this, why exactly are the rest having such a hard time with it? Maybe American history isn’t a strong suit of the modern liberal movement?
(AP) The new
Holy crap, they are trying to tax crap! Outstanding! What’s next, taking peoples land away to raise tax revenue? Oh wait… that has already happened: (Castle Coalition)
– City officials have moved one step closer to seizing the vacant Chesapeake Restaurant and two row houses for Station North Development Partners LLC, which wants to build a $40 to $50 million development of condos, townhouses, shops and offices called Baltimore, Maryland Chesapeake Square. The restaurant owner had already agreed to sell his land to another developer, so the city is pushing ahead to condemn the property for its developer of choice.
Baltimore, Maryland– West Sidebusiness owners in the Superblock continue to be forced to relocate under the threat of eminent domain for private retail, residential, and office development. The area includes 51 properties, most of which will be “redeveloped.” At least nine businesses have been condemned so far.
Baltimore, Maryland- City officials are relying on eminent domain for the Uplands Renewal Area project in Southwest Baltimore. While the city has already purchased some of the land from the federal government and a local church, it plans to seize a number of buildings and businesses in the area.
Baltimore, Maryland– 80 acres of homes and businesses north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus in East Baltimoreare being razed and redeveloped into a biotech park.
This is a small sample. Are liberals (worse yet, Democrats) unknowingly inviting in the Orwellian scenario they all seem so scared of by their “ignorance is bliss” policy concerning their own party? How can you oppose “big business”, but not oppose the “big government” that facilitates it?
Well, I’ve done it now. I’ve decided to post a chain letter. I got this about a month ago, chuckled a bit, and then moved on. Then I got it again, read it through a little better, and realized it was eerily true. Now that I’ve gotten it a third time, I decided to post it (hey, it’s Saturday, what else have you got to do?). So, with no further ado, read and enjoy… or complain, whichever suites you.
LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN
Humans existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer & would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in winter.
The 2 most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into 2 distinct subgroups: Liberals and Conservatives.
Once beer was discovered it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early human ancestors were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as "the Conservative movement."
Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the Conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing, fetching and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as 'girliemen.'
Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy and group hugs and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided.
Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass.
Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.
Another interesting revolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in
and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't "fair" to make the pitcher also bat. Hollywood
Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, Marines, athletes and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other Conservatives who want to work for a living.
Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to "govern" the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to
. They crept in after the Wild West was tame and created a business of trying to get MORE for nothing. Here ends today's lesson in world history: America
It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to respond to the above before simply laughing and forwarding it. A Conservative will be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other "true believers."
Dave aka JarHead
Fair Winds & Following Seas
Now, take a deep breath, relax, it’s a joke (kind of…)
After close examination of your comments, we have the following (Note your comments in bold):
Tookie Willimas trial (HA!) A former LA Crips gang leader, convicted of a series of murder robberies who has been nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize and four times for the Nobel Prize for Literature for his series of children’s books, is currently being pushed on to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for “clemency” by the NAACP and a slew of other organizations. I guess first: what does this say about the “Nobel Peace Prize”? And exactly what about writing children’s books, and publishing them (on the
Michael Irving crack pipe scandal (HA! HA!) But, he said it was his friend’s, whom he had just picked up from prison?!
AU finally getting university accreditation.....again? Or BAMA failing the APR used by the NCAA to measure if a school will be punished for failing to graduate student-athletes?
Pete Carrol back to the NFL after another BCS championship? Where does Matt Leinart go? You mean USC isn’t a pro team?
Why only 3 invitees to the Heisman Award this year (why bother with anyone not named Reggie Bush?) You need two others to give him a handshake and to look dejected, but still glad they had a good season.
Does Indy go 16-0? Do they keep Peyton in all day on Sunday against Jax? Yes and Yes. Payton wont stop until his arm or leg (or both) fall off.
Will Delta pilots kill the airline like Eastern? Strikes are cool and fun, especially around the holidays. Just remember, if you can’t get what you want, take your ball and go home. They will call you back when they realize what a big mistake they made… idiots.
If a tree falls in the forest..... If a bird can fly, why can’t a fly bird?
“Well you have the stunning agreement today in Montréal on the next stage of targets for the Kyoto treaty:” It’s a good thing Mr. Clinton is not in a position where he has to make executive decisions any more, lest he not be able to sit in the cheep seats and make asinine comments. I wonder how he will change his stance if his wife becomes President. No one, regardless of party, will voluntarily enter us into
"The US is said to suspect it is being lured into making commitments and to be angry with Canada's tone towards it" Notice this quote though: “Japanese Environment Minister Yuriko Koike called on developing countries like India and China, which are exempt from Kyoto, to join in the fight against global warming.”
"did the guy say bomb" bit , in the UK this is being viewed as of little importance , he had bi-polar , that is similar to schizophrenia in many ways , he would have had voices in his head Same thing here, but watch and see the ACLU come up and sue (on behalf of the grieving wife of they psycho) the government for unlawful shooting of a nut-ball on an airplane.
Hamas is to end its truce with Israel
I say to our brothers in the [Palestinian] Authority that we are witnessing political stagnation, I say it loudly, we will not enter a new truce and our people are preparing for a new round of conflict."
I Read this as: We are loosing money and recruits, and the stabilization of
Last but not least: Dems Try to Take Credit For Iraq Success.
So, I am checking things out on a lefty site that I visit, and here we go again. First, the left has shifted all of it’s rhetoric about “Where are the WMD”, and “Where is Osama” into “pull the troops out now!”
But hark, there is a new calling! They are suddenly full of pride in their plan and suggestions that the troops should be pulled out in planned stages, starting in 2006 after the elections. Sen. Murtha even gave us a number of the first pull out, saying “20,000” troops should be pulled out after the elections.
Wait a minute; that is pretty close to the number that has already been planned by the Administration, and the time tables falls in nicely with the elections that are being used as a benchmark by the Administration. And to make it even more blatant, the left is going on the attack saying that the Administration actually stole it from the Democrats!