A purple squirrel caught by a couple in Jersey Shore, PA, has cryptozoologists scratching their heads.
Connie Emert says she told her husband Percy that a purple squirrel had been getting into their bird feeders, but he didn’t believe her. Sunday around noon he checked their rodent trap, “and sure enough, there it was.”
The Emerts claim they had nothing to do with the animal’s unusual color. Several theories have been put forth, including the possibility that the squirrel fell into a port-a-potty or got into some ink or paint.
But Lock Haven University professor Krish Pillai suggested that something more sinister might be afoot.
“That color looks very much like Tyrian purple,” Pillai said. “It is a natural organobromide compound seen in molluscs and rarely found in land animals. The squirrel has too much bromide in its system possibly from all the bromide laced frack water it’s been drinking. I would raise the alarm. This could mean bladder cancer for humans down the road.”
A similar squirrel was spotted in the UK in 2008.
Late this morning while I was working on a post for my blog, The General Blogger, the optometrist office called. Wife’s glasses were in. This pair was the replacement for the pair that got ruined while cleaning. So wife wanted to go at once, as she had too much going on in the kitchen and she wanted to hurry this up so she could get the ham and beans going, get a loaf of bread into the oven (this was a loaf of some kind of berry cream bread that we had bought from our granddaughter last year to help her class out. been in the freezer all this time), and do a few other things. So I finished up the blog post while she went and started up the van to warm it up (she hates to just get into a cold vehicle and drive until it warms up for her). Got to the optometrist office and she got fitted out with her new glasses. The lady doing the fitting said what happened to the old pair was that the little spray bottle with alcohol they use to clean lenses, someone had put acetone in it! So it just took that quick little spray to mess up the plastic on the frames. Hey, they also gave my wife that ruined pair since it had her prescription lens. Just in case or for parts if something happens to her new pair.
Wife did not want to stop at a restaurant for lunch. Rush to get home! So had to wait until home to get something to eat. Then I did all the dishes, cleaned up the kitchen. And got my hair cut by my wife (hey, that saves 15 bucks a pop to have her do my hair!). Then I had to call the Machine Shed in Des Moines to reserve a room for the family get together this saturday morning. All set for that breakfast!
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50 year old manure spreader on sale for $1.00. Click on the picture for more information.
For the fourth year in a row, I am doing what the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) refuses to do: covering the central issues of our time, the issues that ought to be center-stage, prime time at CPAC.
Once again, CPAC is avoiding and ignoring the greatest national security threat to our country: jihad. Year in, year out, the puppetmasters, Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan, have managed to keep jihad and sharia off the CPAC schedule. The American Conservative Union, the political right’s largest and most influential grassroots umbrella organization — and sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — has abandoned conservative principles and morphed into some fleshy, ambiguous, compromised political machine doling out money and favors for cronies, when it is doing anything at all.
Anti-sharia legislation has already been passed into law in three states — Tennessee (April 2010), Louisiana (June 2010), and Arizona (May 2011) — and is either scheduled to be introduced or under consideration in over 25 additional states for the coming legislative session. Half the country is deeply concerned about this issue, and yet it is nowhere on the CPAC schedule — except, of course, when it comes to yours truly.
The people care about this issue. Conservatives care about this issue. CPAC should feature this issue.
This is why I organize an event every year at CPAC to educate the upwards of twelve thousand conservatives who come to D.C. to get activated. Do you think that they know that CPAC has been utterly corrupted by the likes of Grover Norquist, the most powerful Muslim Brotherhood-linked influence-peddler in the country? Hardly. Has it been easy going up against the most corrupt and powerful conservative in America? Hardly. I lost my Newsmax column because of it, as I have repeatedly called for an insurgency at CPAC.
And to all the old establishment bulls who know about but sanction this infiltration with their silence: shame on you. It is no accident that Grover is featured in a fawning cover story at Newsmax as we enter CPAC week.
And this year is shaping up no differently. Our event this year is generating plenty of heat. My organization, AFDI/SIOA, has put together the most critical and essential event at CPAC: “Islamic Law in America: How Obama’s Department of Justice is Selling us Out.” Our keynote speaker, J. Christian Adams, has been scheduled to speak at our event for months. Yet CPAC (under the leadership of Al Cardenas) scheduled Adams to speak at another event at the exact same time. It is on their agenda: Adams at both places at the same time. Further, our co-sponsor, the Tea Party, is under increasing pressure to cancel our “controversial” event.
Freedom is controversial.
Read the article here.
(really, the republican party can do itself a world of good, get more people into the fold, and win a bunch of elections if they would speak out against the islamic threats here in American and the rest of the world)
And this right here is one reason the republicans will lose, are losers, and why I am getting to the point of saying, screw it, I will go completely independent.
GIVING PROOF TO MY BELIEF OBAMA WILL WIN IN NOVEMBER…
The latest WND/Wenzel Poll shows none of the current crop of Republican presidential candidates has solidified the base of the party, with one in five GOP voters leaning toward support of Obama in November.
The results are from the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. The poll was conducted Feb. 1-3, 2012, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.44 percentage points.
Here’s a plan for solving the problem of Washington: “A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don’t!)”
“The improvement in Obama’s prospects compared to the four remaining Republican challengers stems largely from two factors,” suggests pollster Fritz Wenzel. “First, Obama has largely avoided the political limelight while the GOP candidates savage each other with increasing intensity. Second, a smattering of evidence indicates that the economy is getting a little better, which helps the White House in the eyes of the voters. Secondly, the bloody fight for the Republican presidential nomination – by most estimations the nastiest GOP fight in memory – has really hurt the images of the challengers in the eyes of both Republicans and, especially, independent voters. For Republicans, each candidate carries with them now some taint that cannot be ignored.”
In every case except the match-up against Ron Paul, more than 20 percent of Republican voters said they are more likely to support Obama than the Republican challenger. And Ron Paul is close, as 19 percent of Republicans said they are more likely to support Obama than Paul.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) held a conference call today, to discuss the speech he will deliver at CPAC this coming Thursday. Ryan had some interesting points to make about the magnitude of the struggle ahead for fiscal conservatives, and the consequences for America if that battle is lost.
Actually, it’s something of a misnomer to call Ryan and his allies “fiscal conservatives,” because at this point, they’re the only ones acting in a fiscally responsible manner. Their adversaries have been reduced to pretending that free money can rain down from the sky forever, and seriously arguing that the federal government doesn’t even need a budget.
Ryan sees fiscal apocalypse in the growing disconnect between Democrat leadership and reality, describing President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as “standing on the outside and looking in” while House Republicans take Washington’s finances seriously.
The really alarming thing is that Obama and Reid are perfectly comfortable in that position. They believe they can secure political power by peddling what Ryan described as “the misery and divisiveness of class warfare,” which Republicans must counter with “a full-throated defense of their founding principles” and the upward mobility of capitalism.
Class warfare rhetoric only rests easily in the ears of people who believe they are doomed. I asked Ryan how Republicans could promote a reasoned message of economic liberty, when a public made nervous by the very conditions Obama’s ideology has created might be more interested in promises of Big Government security. He said the key lies in contrasting the dynamic nature of capitalism with the decay and decline of redistribution and statism. He also suggested Americans contemplate the current state of the European social-welfare states Obama admires – a lesson that’s about to become much more vivid, considering the current news from the European Union.
Ryan casually remarked that, if we continue on our present course, “we only have two or three years before we get into a very ugly debt-crisis austerity mode.” It was a much more chilling statement because of the offhand way he delivered it. He’s not crisis-mongering. He means it.
Read the article here.
HOW DO MATH GEEKS SAY “HI!”?
Yes, I took a chance on the price of gasoline by not filling up yesterday, instead waiting until today when we went to Des Moines.
Yesterday morning we stopped in Osceola on the way back from Missouri. Kum and Go was at $2.95 driving into town to Fareway to do our grocery shopping. Told wife, will fill up on the way out of town. Well, not even an hour later after leaving Fareway, guess what? The new price of gasoline at Kum and Go was $3.05! So I did not stop in there. Driving further to the interstate, Casey’s was still at $2.99 per gallon. Again, bypassed it and continued on home.
After putting up the groceries and taking care of a few things, like taking our dog outside, we went back down to Osceola to the Lakeside Casino. The new Pilot station at the casino was at $2.99. Told wife, after we are done with lunch and a little gambling, on the way out will stop and fill up if still at $2.99 a gallon. We had an excellent lunch with some great smoked brisket (something not usually found in Iowa) and did a bit of slot playing (don’t ask, we lost). So on the way out, saw the price was still at $2.99 but the pumps were all filled up and there were people in line for any open pump. So said heck with waiting, we will take a chance tomorrow morning (today) that the price in Des Moines will be the same or lower.
Well, this morning driving into Des Moines the gas was at $3.09 at every station, from Casey’s to QT to Love to Pilot to Kum and Go. Dammit! So after visiting with our Aunt Louise (we go visit her every friday morning) we stopped in at Applebee’s for lunch. Then to Casey’s and yes, I lost out as price was still $3.09. Filled the van up.
Told wife, lesson learned yet again! When gas is low, buy.
On June 17, 2010, Denver police officer Derrick Curtis Saunders was arrested for speeding and driving under the influence. Before he was pulled over, he was driving at 143 mph in a 55-mph zone. That’s 88 miles an hour more than the speed limit. His blood-alcohol level was 0.089 percent, slightly higher than the 0.08 legal limit.
Appropriately, the Denver Police Department dismissed him. (A judge also sentenced him to five days in jail, fined him $300 and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.) Now, Saunders would like his job back — and the Denver Police Protection Association stands ready to help him.
Saunders — with the help of the union — filed an appeal to the Denver Civil Service Commission to request his job back. The Denver Post reports:
Saunders’ appeal to the Denver Civil Service Commission asserts that Martinez’s findings and penalties are “unfounded and/or unsupported by the facts” and violate principles of fundamental fairness.
Read the article here.
(there are times that unions are not too damn smart. this is one of those times. heck, I remember years back when I was a union steward I spent more time trying to defend the bad employees. The good employees never needed my services!)
I love to see photos like this! I hunt around the various astronomy sites to see pictures like this of our universe. Nasa always has excellent pictures.
Explanation: M78 isn’t really hiding in planet Earth’s night sky. About 1,600 light-years away and nestled in the nebula rich constellation Orion, the large, bright, reflection nebula is well-known to telescopic skygazers. But this gorgeous image of M78 was selected as the winner of the Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition. Held by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the competition challenged amateur astronomers to process data from ESO’s astronomical archive in search of cosmic gems. The winning entry shows off amazing details within bluish M78 (center) embraced in dark, dusty clouds, along with a smaller reflection nebula in the region, NGC 2071 (top). Yellowish and even more compact, the recently discovered, variable McNeil’s Nebula is prominent in the scene below and right of center. Based on data from ESO’s WFI camera and 2.2 meter telescope at La Silla, Chile, this image spans just over 0.5 degrees on the sky. That corresponds to 15 light-years at the estimated distance of M78.
George Bush and Barack Obama somehow ended up at the same barber shop.
As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a word was spoken. The barbers were even afraid to start a conversation, for fear it would turn to politics.
As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had Obama in his chair reached for the aftershave. Obama was quick to stop him saying, ‘No thanks, my wife Michelle will smell that and think I’ve been in a whorehouse.’
The second barber turned to Bush and said, ‘How about you, sir ?’ Bush replied, ‘Go ahead. My wife doesn’t know what the inside of a whorehouse smells like.’
(I laughed. How about you?)
Voters right now give the edge to Republicans when asked which political party is likely to win the White House and control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in next November’s elections. Republicans are more confident about their party’s chances than Democrats are, but a lot of voters are undecided.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think the Republican candidate is most likely to beat President Obama, while 39% expect the incumbent to win reelection. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.
(MSNBC and liberals would call this, racism is sweeping the nation!)
In 2008, the youth vote helped sweep Barack Obama into office. Americans 18-29 spread the word on social media, energized fundraising and went to the polls.
In 2012, the youth vote is moving on and throwing those omnipresent “Hope” bumper stickers and t-shirts in garbage bins.
Not because of apathy. Not because another candidate generates more enthusiasm. Not because of his character. Not because they think voting is pointless. The 18-29 vote is up for grabs in 2012 because youth can’t afford cars to put bumper stickers on and those t-shirts are worn out from too many days sitting on the couch unemployed.
The sobering reality: just 55.3 percent of Americans between 16 and 29 have jobs. And earlier this year, Americans’ student loan debt surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever.
Rather than develop a lasting initiative to help young unemployed Americans, the President launched “Greater Together” — a campaign tool that offers community forums rather than jobs. Rather than provide a bailout to those crushed by the burden of educational loans, his student debt relief program was pathetic — only reducing interest rates by a measly 0.5 percent.
No wonder less than half of Americans 18-29 approve of Obama.
It’s no surprise the President is ignoring millenials. They’re too poor to donate to his campaign this election cycle. Older Americans are 47 times richer than the young – a striking generational gap in prosperity that has widened from a 10 to 1 ratio when Ronald Reagan was running for reelection in 1984. At the same time, Obama is ringing up donations from older voters. In the first 10 months of 2011, he attended 58 fundraisers – twice the number President George W. Bush attended during the comparable period before his reelection. That’s overkill when the GOP candidate is still TBD.
(so, the bottom line is that the liberals, at CNN, believe only by Obama eliminating student loans and giving these people lots of money, can things change around. Pathetic)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder under the state’s viable fetus law, authorities said.
Dr. Steven Brigham, of Voorhees, N.J., was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Camden County jail, according to police in Elkton, Md. Authorities also arrested Dr. Nicola Riley in Salt Lake City and she is in jail in Utah. Each is awaiting an extradition hearing.
The two doctors were indicted by a grand jury after a 16-month investigation, police said.
The investigation began in August 2010 after a botched procedure at Brigham’s Elkton clinic. An 18-year-old woman who was 21 weeks pregnant had her uterus ruptured and her bowel injured, and rather than call 911, Brigham and Riley drove her to a nearby hospital, where both were uncooperative and Brigham refused to give his name, authorities said.
A search of the clinic after the botched abortion revealed a freezer with 35 late-term fetuses inside, including one believed to have been aborted at 36 weeks, authorities said.
Brigham, 55, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of second-degree murder and one count of conspiracy. Riley, 46, faces one count each of first- and second-degree murder and one conspiracy count.
(these are not doctors, they are money grubbers who got caught at murder, pure and simple!)
(CNSNews.com) — The Web site for GOP primary contender Mitt Romney is seeking donations with a drawing: Donate $1 or more to his presidential campaign and you will get a chance to spend election night in New Hampshire with the former Massachusetts governor.
“Here’s the deal,” the text reads on the home page. “For every dollar you donate, you will receive an entry to win. So if you donate $10, you’ll get 10 entries.”
You have to read the small print at the bottom of the page, however, to get the details on the “deal,” including the obligatory legal requirement that individuals can be entered for a chance to win without making a donation. You are required to enter a donation amount, even if it is “0” to be in the lottery.
The small print also reveals that the value of the first prize is approximately $975 — one round-trip coach class plane ticket in the continental United States to Manchester, N.H., a one-night hotel stay in Manchester, and ground transportation.
The winner must also be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia, and be at least 18 years old.
Once a donation is made, visitors to the Web site are taken to another page where the necessary information can be inputted to complete the process, including credit card information and your occupation and employer (the latter is required by federal law, the text states).
“Be a part of history. Be there with Mitt” is the headline on this page. “On Jan. 10th, history will be made in the first-in-the-nation primary state as voters cast their ballot,” the text states. “And one of you will be there to witness it all in person with Mitt.”
“Many of you have stood by Mitt from the beginning by donating your time, money and support,” the text states. “Election Night will be a great moment to celebrate all of your hard work.”
(seems like the desperate people use these raffles. See Obama and the DNC begging for $3 constantly via email to their entire base. my advice is simple: save your money for something important, like another box of ammo for your weapons)
Oh, as a registered Republican, I am wide open to the party to email me and phone me. Emails none. But phone calls? Those damn robo-calls are stepping up the pace now as the caucus is next Tuesday. Today I recorded just this afternoon and up to the present time 21 damn calls! I or my wife do not answer them. Just ignore them. Which at some point must be pissing somebody or a few somebodies off wondering why our number is never answered. Hell, these calls even come on Sunday! If it were live people making these phone calls, I would answer and tell them exactly what I think and what they should be doing and not doing and you should not be wasting time calling people just to piss them off.