January 30, 2009
January 27, 2009
Update: Someone on Twitter writes:
The entry is a result of registering a PAC to pursue a candidacy for Palin. She wouldn't have to be, and isn't, involved.
January 23, 2009
January 22, 2009
It looks like the 2nd-term Representative from upstate New York will be taking Hillary clinton's spot in the Senate. The Albany Times-Union has a rundown of challengers for her newly competitive House seat.
I think this is the best choice Gov. Paterson could have made, incidentally. She has a 100% rating from the NRA and isn't for amnesty. Or, at least, isn't as bad as the rest of the Dems.
January 21, 2009
Remember, those memes don't create themselves.
This blog finds that the defendant, Kathleen Parker cannot be a conservative because she had a full-body twitch during the Inauguration yesterday. For that reason you will be expelled from the conservative movement. May God have mercy on your soul because we won't:
Apparently the Anti-Drinking warriors have realized a strategic withdrawal was in order:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will dramatically downsize its Wisconsin operation at the end of the month, according to Heidi Castle, vice president of communications for MADD.
Wisconsin Executive Director Kari Kinnard and the Wisconsin development director have been notified that their jobs will be terminated at the end of the month. The office will remain open with a single employee, the victim advocate, Castle said.
The change comes just as the state's Legislature is considering dramatic changes to drunken driving laws for the first time in years.
"Unfortunately, it is bad timing," Castle said. "It really has to do with the economy. Like most other nonprofits, we're feeling the problems with the economy."
From the other side of the debate, Roger Showalski had this to say:
Idzz abut time thes idjuts pulled out of Wiscunsun. Idzz a quagmire, therr Veetnum. No beer for oil. Who wuntz to be the last sober man for a lie?
He then stopped pissing out window of his AMC Concord and drove away.
Hope and Change is sweeping through Guantanamo Bay:
In one of its first actions, the Obama administration instructed military prosecutors late Tuesday to seek a 120-day suspension of legal proceedings involving detainees at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- a clear break with the approach of the outgoing Bush administration.
Army Col. Patrick Parrish promptly put one of the cases on hold Wednesday morning, and the disposition of several others is expected to become clear later in the day. Parrish is overseeing the trial of Omar Khadr, a Canadian accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15. Khadr's trial was about to begin, but the defense did not object to a delay until May 20 and Parrish issued the necessary order.
I have a great idea. Why don't we have all the Guantanamo murdering terrorist scum detainees shipped to D.C. and let them live at the White House? Surely being surrounded by such innocent, upstanding members of the human race could only serve to enhance the One's glory.
Time to keep a running total -
Smart Things Obama Has Done: 0
Dumb Things Obama Has Done: 1
Evil Things Obama Has Done: 0
Fellow Bloggers, feel free to update these totals in any blog posts you may make.
January 20, 2009
Seems that Kennedy had seizures. Byrd was apparently stunned to realize that Obama wasn't there to serve lunch.
January 11, 2009
Trading standards officers said fake Spar own-label vodka was found in a non-Spar store in Norwich on Friday.
The Food Standards Agency has said the vodka contains "potentially harmful levels of methanol".
There are no concerns associated with authentic bottles of Spar Imperial Vodka, the council said.
A council spokesman said the only legitimate way of purchasing Spar own-label 70cl vodka was via a Spar store and any vodka offered for sale by any other means should "be deemed suspect".
He said: "No cases of ill health associated with this counterfeit vodka have currently been reported, but the counterfeit Spar Imperial Vodka is said to have a hint of acetone smell (similar to nail varnish), with the printed wording smudged on the labelling found on the bottles in Norwich.
Folks, this is why you need to stick to the good stuf, namely Val-U-Rite.
January 08, 2009
Update: And good job abandoning everything America stands for, Obama! (via Drudge)
Then, I checked on Google maps to see how easy it is to map out a school in Israel. Satellite view. No problem.
Then I checked reports of how many kindergartens and schools have been hit by grad rockets.
The incoming Obama administration is prepared to abandon President Bush's doctrine of isolating Hamas by establishing a channel to the Islamist organisation, sources close to the transition team say.I don't think I'm alone when I say "WTF'ing F?!"
Short of a challenge from the Carnahans, he would have won reelection.
I hate to channel Allahpundit, but this seat will probably become easy pickings for one of the late Governor's children unless a viable Republican steps up. Off the top of my head, the leading contender would be Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
Haaretz is reporting that rockets are being fired into northern Israel from Lebanon. Muqata is reporting on his twitterfeed that there were "at least 3 Katyusha rockets in the barrage". BNONews is reporting that so far there are no casualties reported, Muqata is reporting two wounded.
January 05, 2009
As tourists from the US to Hawaii after World War II, many began to bring home colorful but cheesy looking shirts and sundresses that would be cause for much amusement among friends.
Shaheen began to change that in 1948 when he opened Shaheen's of Honolulu and began designing, printing and producing "aloha" shirts, dresses and other ready-to-wear clothing of better quality.
Among those seen in Shaheen-designed shirts of that era was Elvis Presley, who wore one for the cover of his 1961 soundtrack album "Blue Hawaii."
Such Shaheen originals now sell for more than £500
"Before Shaheen came along, there was no Hawaii garment industry. There were mom and pop stores but no real modern industry," Linda Arthur, a professor of textiles and clothing at Washington State University said.
By 1959, the year Hawaii became a state, he had more than 400 employees working for him and was grossing more than $4 million a year as the major player in the islands' garment industry.
January 04, 2009
Roy Boehm of Punta Gorda, a cantankerous retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander who fought three wars, started the Navy's first SEAL team and shared his harrowing adventures --and his battles against military bureaucracy --in an autobiography, has completed his last mission.
Roy Boehm, who had struggled with health problems for many years, died at home Tuesday night. He was 84.
His widow, Susan Boehm, declined to be interviewed about her husband. In fact, she pleaded that no story be written.
Susan said she was trying to carry out her husband's last wish, that his death not be publicized.
He wanted no obituary, no funeral service and no fanfare over his death, Susan said.
"He just wanted to go in peace," she said.
Boehm, however, had become a legend nationally for the historic role he played in pioneering unconventional warfare tactics.
Locally, Boehm also was respected for the way he stood up for the military veterans within his community, several local veterans said Friday.
"John Kennedy was right," wrote U.S. Navy Admiral Whitey Taylor, in a 1997 letter to Boehm. "The U.S. Navy SEALs will bear your mark as long as they and the freedom they fight for exists."
"He was quite a great guy," said Lionel Schuman, a board member with Charlotte County's Military Heritage & Aviation Museum.
Schuman said he got to know Boehm, who became an avid pilot during his retirement, through both men's participation in events with Experimental Aircraft Association 565.
Boehm and his wife, Susan, started a tradition of providing hot dogs, beverages and other snacks to military personnel who stopped by the group's hangar during the annual air shows, Schuman recalled.
"He definitely stood behind you, and he was always there when you needed him," Schuman said.
"His last 30 years were as full as the 31 he spent in the Navy," said Susan Boehm.
UPDATE: I didn't realize Ace had it on his sidebar already. My bad.
January 03, 2009
To me, this dude's on his 47th minute of fame.
Sumner School was built in 1936 and closed in 1996 as part of a desegregation plan. The city of Topeka bought it in 2002.
Dan Kooser is under contract with the city to auction off the school, and he was on hand for the tours that lasted two hours and drew about 10 people Wednesday. The school is special to the 48-year-old Kooser because he attended kindergarten through sixth grade there.
“I have lots of memories there,” Kooser said.
Among those who toured the school were representatives of the Topeka-based nonprofit group Community First Inc., which wants to turn Sumner into a charter school and community center.
Interested buyers must give the city a financial plan by Jan. 8.
From there, Kooser is to auction off the school building at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 in the first-floor conference room of the city’s Cyrus K. Holliday Building.
Kooser said he expected the bids that come in to be at least the minimum $50,000.
“I think they’ll get it sold,” he said.
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