I want you to take a look at something President Obama said during a fundraiser last week in SanFrancisco. It’s been gaining some notice as a vision for America that is not historically recognizable.
Because in the United States of America, we are greater together than we are on our own (Applause). We’re better off when we keep that basic American promise that if you work hard, you can do well — you can raise a family, you can own a home, send your kids to college, put a little away for retirement — and that that promise is open to everybody. If you’re born into tough circumstances, we’re going to give you ladders to climb up into that middle class. And if you’re in that middle class, then we’re going to make sure that you’ve got the tools to, even in a changing world, have some security and some stability in your life.
That’s what we’re fighting for. That’s the choice in this election.
Actually, this is not a vision for America. This is a vision for the Soviet Union.
Read it all HERE.
This morning, did a few things. Then wife said her and her sister were going to go to the casino, so she was going to make my lunch for me. I did not want to go, because I just did not feel like paying full price for the brunch! Cheap guy that I am. Now this is how karma works. You be nice to people and people will be nice to you. The karma here is that every time we went to the casino for brunch and our sister came with us, I paid. So the sister told wife, since Joe buys my lunch all the time, if he wants to come, I’ll buy his lunch. Wife asked me and I said hell yes! So the three of us went to the casino for a nice brunch. And as per the usual with me, I had several helpings of great prime rib! Oh, but before we got the food? I and the sister checked out the dessert bar and we each grabbed a slice of cheesecake (don’t get it when it is there, it may not be there later). And today, I only had 4 mimosas! Down from my usual 6 mimosas.
Then into the bowels of the casino we sent and played the slots. Sister came out ahead pretty good. Wife lost most of her wad. And I only lost about fifteen bucks. But we had a ton of fun! Even met up with some cousins who were there.
Came home and on the drive back, I told my wife, I bet Coco (our dog) will want double rations when we get home as she missed out on her lunch ration. So I can her not a double ration, but an extra bit. Seems to have satisfied her.
Now either later or tomorrow, I must dig through all our tax paperwork for the past 4 years. Damn state of Iowa wants some mega bucks from us! So must find all, if not get IRS to send me copies of returns so that I can begin the short fight with the state (probably lose but I will argue that they want too damn much). Told wife, only because we got a republican governor!
Wyoming House advances doomsday bill
CHEYENNE — State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.
House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a state-run government continuity task force, which would study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government.
The task force would look at the feasibility of
Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. And House members approved an amendment Friday by state Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, to have the task force also examine conditions under which Wyoming would need to implement its own military draft, raise a standing army, and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.
(maybe all states should do this?)
How the current credit crisis unfolded Go here and watch the video. Nice short explanation given on the crisis.
Steyn: The Perversion of Rights Find out who they got to answer a question.
Burning cash with gas Price goes up, guess what else goes up?
Occupy Denver: Occupiers Target Cops With “Urine Bombs” This dirtbags need not to be arrested, but to be shot!
Is farming brain-dead chickens more ethical? Gross if you ask me!
Read this BLOG. Good stuff found…
Three women identified by their lawyers as lesbians were arraigned yesterday on a hate crime charge for allegedly beating a gay man at the Forest Hills T station in an unusual case that experts say exposes the law’s flawed logic.
“My guess is that no sane jury would convict them under those circumstances, but what this really demonstrates is the idiocy of the hate-crime legislation,” said civil liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate. “If you beat someone up, you’re guilty of assault and battery of a human being. Period. The idea of trying to break down human beings into categories is doomed to failure.”
Prosecutors and the ACLU of Massachusetts said no matter the defendants’ sexual orientation, they can still face the crime of assault and battery with intent to intimidate, which carries up to a 10-year prison sentence, by using hateful language.
“Someone who is Jewish can be anti-Semitic,” said ACLU staff attorney Sarah Wunsch. “The mere fact that someone is a member of the same class doesn’t mean they could not be motivated by hatred for their very own group.”
But Carolyn Euell, 38, mother of two of the defendants, Erika Stroud, 21, of Dorchester and Felicia Stroud, 18, West Roxbury, told reporters the alleged attack “can’t be hateful” because both her daughters are lesbians.
read about it – see if you can figure it out
To everyone who has responded in a positive way. My partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the giant in the photo, can’t believe how many shares and likes we have gotten on this. We didn’t do this to get famous,or something like that we did this cause after 3 deployments and four years knowing each other, we finally told each other how we felt. As for the haters, let em hate…to quote Kat Williams, everyone needs haters, so let them hate. We are the happiest we have ever been and as for the whole PDA and kissing slash hugging in uniform…it was a homecoming, if the Sergeants Major, Captains, Majors, and Colonels around us didn’t care…then why do you care what these random people have to say?
In light of the minor controversy that ensued following the inclusion of fortune cookie pieces in a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream named after Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, the Unilver subsidiary today issued an apologyto “anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor.”
The limited-edition concoction was sold exclusively at the company’s Harvard Square location in honor of the overnight sensation’s connection to the square’s namesake university.
The initial recipe consisted of vanilla-flavored frozen yogurt, lychee honey swirls, and fortune cookie flakes. After customers reportedly pointed out the racial overtones of including bits of fortune cookie in an ice cream named after an Asian-American basketball player, the store switched out the ingredient in favor of waffle cookies.
“Our intention was to create a flavor to honor Jeremy Lin’s accomplishments and his meteoric rise in the NBA, and recognize that he was a local Harvard graduate,” said Ben & Jerry’s in their press release. “We try (to) demonstrate our commitment as a Boston-based, valued-led business and if we failed in this instance we offer our sincere apologies.”
For his part, the local GM, Ryan Midden, continues to maintain that fortune cookies were removed from the flavor “because the cookies got so soggy.”
Earlier this month, ESPN writer Anthony Federico was fired after he used the phrase “chink in the armor” to describe the Knicks performance on the night of their winning-streak-snapping loss to the Hornets.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who petitioned Guinness World Records for recognition as the world’s shortest man, has won his bragging rights — and then some.
Not only was the Nepalese man certified the shortest man alive — inching out previous record holder Junrey Balawing by two whole inches — but the 72-year-old, who stands 21.5 inches tall, is also officially the shortest man who ever lived, having snatched the title away from Gul Mohammed, who towers over Dangi by a full inch.
“I’m continually amazed that this record keeps getting broken,” said Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records EIC at the certification ceremony. “Just when you think it’s impossible for the record to get any smaller, Mr. Chandra comes along and astonishes us all by being the shortest person ever measured.”
The reason for Dangi’s diminutive stature has never been diagnosed, but, according to Guinness, he has never been examined by a doctor, so that might be why.
Large Naked Woman Stomps On Car In Noe Valley [NSFW]Go here to read the story and see the photos. Hilarious!
Are you ready for our military to be engaged in yet another war?
(Ynet) — The Pentagon is readying for the possibility of intervention in Syria, aiming to halt Syrian President Bashsar Assad’s violent crackdown on protesters, the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Saturday, citing a US military offical.
According to the official, the intervention scenario calls for the establishment of a buffer zone on the Turkish border, in order to receive Syrian refugees. The Red Cross would then provide the civilians humanitarian aid, before NATO crews would arrive from Turkey and join the efforts.
The measure would pave the way for the US to declare an aerial blockade on Syria.
The intercession is to be modeled after NATO’s efforts in Kosovo, which brought an end to the Serbian control of the region. NATO’s plan of action included prolonged aerial shelling.
The US’ diplomatic efforts have yet to yield an effective international resolution that would stop the bloodshed. More than 100 protesters have died over the weekend alone, human rights activists said.
According to Asharq Al-Awsat, the Pentagon does not anticipate a change of heart on the part of China or Russia, who have opposed foreign intervention or sanctions against Syria. But the US expects the two nations to join the humanitarian aid efforts, support a ceasefire between the Syrian regime and rebels and send special UN envoys to investigate the developments in the country.
The next step in the reported US Department of Defense plan would be to appoint a team of UN observers to monitor the humanitarian aid, and enter Syria. They would need aerial protection, which would eventually lead to an aerial blockade.
The military official said in the interview that the plan is a cautious one, and takes into account the Syrian air force’s advanced capabilities.
(CNSNews.com) — Three days after President Barack Obama dispatched his ambassador to Afghanistan to hand deliver a personal letter from the president of the United States to Afghan President Hamid Karzai apologizing because U.S. forces at Bagram Air Force Base had mistakenly burnt some Korans, Karzai has responded to the gesture in a statement broadcast live on Afghan television.
Karzai, according to a BBC translation of his remarks made Sunday, told the Afghan people he was speaking to them after discussing the matter with “jihadi leaders,” “prominent scholars,” and Afghan elected officials, and that he spoke for the “pure sentiments” of the “Afghan nation” and the “Islamic world,” when he said: “We call on the US government to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice and put them on trial and punish them.”
At the same time Karzai was demanding the prosecution and punishment of U.S. troops involved in the Koran-burning incident, he conceded that the U.S. government had indicated that the Koran burning “was not deliberate.”
“We all know that regrettably some days ago an American soldier burnt our Holy Koran,” Karzai said, according to the BBC translation. “We condemn this vicious act in the strongest terms. The government and the people, scholars, tribal dignitaries, spiritual figures of Afghanistan, the educated people of our country all share the people’s feelings. . . Our people’s sensitiveness is right and is laudable.” [...]
“Today,” Karzai said, “we had a detailed session attended by jihadi leaders, prominent scholars, speakers of both houses — the lower house and the senate — the esteemed chief justice, vice presidents and other dignitaries and our government. We discussed the matter of the burning of the Holy Koran. Representing the Afghan nation and their pure sentiments, in fact the Islamic world, once again we call on the US government to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice and put them on trial and punish them.”
(again, we should just tell him and his country to go to hell, and pull ALL our troops out of that hell hole of an excuse for a country. See how long they last with nobody but themselves to argue with and fight with and kill)
Talk about some whiners!
FAISALABAD: A case for the arrest of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Cultural Editor of Danish Newspaper Fleming Rose, for allowing ‘blasphemous’ caricatures of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), was registered at the Kotwali Police Station in Jhang.
The case, FIR no 134/12, was registered after Advocate Muhammad Zahid Saeed, stirred by websites allegedly demeaning the Prophet (pbuh), filed a petition before the District Session Judge seeking a ban on websites including Facebook, YouTube, Google and others.
This is not the first time that a ban has been suggested or imposed on Facebook, YouTube and other sites in Pakistan. In September 2011, the Lahore High Court ordered the ministry of information technology to block access to all websites spreading religious hatred. The judge had, however, made it clear that no search engine, including Google, would be blocked.
Despite this assurance, a case was registered under Section 295-A of the Pakistan Penal Code (PCC) which deals with blasphemy.
Maintaining that the sentiments of the whole Muslim community were hurt, Saeed filed the petition under Section 22-A, 22-B of the Criminal Procedure of Code (CPC).