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That Darn Red X
Blank Box with a Red X Where a Picture Is Supposed to Be
A number of readers have asked why email they send and/or receive containing pictures often arrives with blank boxes containing a red X instead of the pictures. There are many reasons for this; here are the main ones:
If the email is one of those cute greeting cards or inspirational messages that has an animated graphic with each paragraph, it was professionally prepared as an HTML document that should look the same to anyone who receives it.
However, not all email programs are completely compatible with all others, and each has a different way of handling pictures - especially when it comes to forwarding a picture-bearing email to someone else. If you are an AOL or CompuServe user, and you use your FORWARD button to send the letter on to others using AOL or CS, there's a good chance the pictures will arrive intact.
If you forward the same letter to users of other services, however, the pictures may or may not arrive intact. If, instead of clicking your Forward button, you use Edit > Select All to highlight the entire contents of the letter and then use Edit > Copy to copy everything, followed by using Edit > Paste to put the contents into a new, blank outgoing email, the pictures are more likely to arrive without problems.
Pasting everything into a new letter also works well with other email clients, such as Outlook Express.
Another way to help insure that the pictures arrive is to send an image-bearing letter as an attachment to a new, outgoing letter. Juno and Hotmail do this automatically when you click the FORWARD button. When clicking FORWARD in Yahoo Mail you will be given the choice of sending the letter as "in-line text" or as an "attachment." Choose the latter if the email contains pictures.
Outlook Express, however, offers no such choice when its FORWARD button is clicked - but clicking on Message will display a Forward As Attachment option.
If the pictures you are sending are not an integral part of the messages (as in a greeting card) it's better to send them as attachments. Outlook Express offers an Insert > Picture option and an Attach (paper clip icon) option that lets you browse to a picture (or any other kind of file). If you choose Insert, the picture will arrive positioned in the message wherever your cursor was when making the choice. If you choose Attach, the picture will not only arrive as an attachment, it will also show up at the bottom of the text message (at least, when received by another Outlook Express user).
Another thing that can cause enclosed or attached pictures to be dropped along the way is the file size limitation of the recipient's ISP. However, this has become less of a problem since Hotmail and Yahoo increased their mail storage limitation to 100 times what they were before, along with increasing the file sizes they accept. Others are now doing likewise to compete with Google's free 2 GB of Gmail storage.
Senator Bird Worried About Rural Areas?
The recent uproar over liquids as weapons of terror on airliners caused Neanderthal Robert Bird to get out and about and demanding more pork for his home state. A state, West Virginia, already filled with endless bridges and roads named for the fine senator himself.
But of course the first thing Bird does upon learning about the latest danger to airplane passengers and our country is to step right up to the podium and demand yet more pork for West Virginia.
"This is proof positive that it doesn't pay to scrimp on homeland security in rural areas. We must not discount an airport or a chemical plant just because it happens to be in a rural state. Fortunately, it appears that an
event with potential for serious consequences and calamity has been thwarted. If not for the keen vigilance of the well-prepared security personnel at Tri-State Airport, other resources would have been brought to bear including local firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, trauma suites at local hospitals, and the entire public health system. All must be fully trained and properly equipped to respond to a variety of disasters," said Senator Robert C. Byrd.
More Generic Weapons of Mass Destruction
I've always asserted that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that we all have some of, only lovely Saddam had a lot of it.
I speak of dollars, money, dinero, cold cash, terror from the oil wells. For with this kind of WMD one can buy anyone or anything on the planet. Assuming the goods or people are for sale. Many fine souls will sell out for a few bucks.
So too does Hezbollah have many of these same fine weapons of mass destruction, most of it imported right from Iran. To those injured by the recent hostilities in Lebanon, $12,000 is a lot of money. The government of Lebanon, you understand, has provided victims of the Israeli/Hezbollah skirmish absolutely nothing. To those bereft with no decent place to live, loyalty goes to the group providing the means for shelter, food and protection.
Americans who can't quite get a grasp for rogue quasi-governments such as Hezbollah and how they can take over a citizenry of a sovereign state need to stop and consider the power of this money, most of it from the proceeds of the very oil we ourselves purchase in great quantity.
If a thug, thief, dictator, despot or a son of a camel requires nuclear weapons it doesn't matter whether he/she is manufacturing them on their own or buying them easily from suppliers, the result is STILL the possession of nuclear weapons.
(IsraelNN.com) The Hizbullah terrorist organization has further entrenched itself in Lebanon by paying several thousand families $12,000 each. Israel bombed several banks where Hizbullah keeps funds, and Hizbullah has not revealed the source of the money for the aid.
Israel and the United States suspect the cash comes from Iran. The program helps assure the allegiance of southern Lebanon to Hizbullah. The Lebanese government has offered no such assistance program.
Seems mine fine senator's son wants to be a prosecutor. Indeed, Beau Biden, son of Joe, almost got the post via a shameless display of nepotism and save for the fact that Joe et al couldn't stand the heat, the attempt to replace the departing prosecutor in an interim appointment of Senator Joe Biden's son didn't succeed.
Now Beau Biden has to actually GET ELECTED and it will be a challenge. Voters in Delaware, those up north, are wedded to the liberal mantra and idealogy. It's pesky Sussex county Delaware, one of the largest counties in the country located in one of America's smallest states, that is the problem. For my own county, yes Sussex county, tends to get snippy about such obvious nepotism not to mention many Sussex voters simply do not like Joe Biden and who can blame us?
The latest is Beau Biden's refusal to debate his Republican opponent. The prevailing political wisdom is that those who refuse to debate have nothing to gain by participating in such accepted political discourse. Which would certainly be the case with young Beau Biden, who has NEVER prosecuted a criminal case and is about as qualified for this position as my own wise self.
He's not going to win. Thank Sussex county for that, the county that is a thorn in the Delaware liberals' side.
From a Delaware Republican Email:
The Republican Party of Delaware today launched a radio campaign calling on Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III to stop ducking and dodging opportunities to stand with Ferris Wharton and discuss their qualifications. Beau Biden has intentionally refused every opportunity to appear together with Ferris Wharton.
"Prosecutors don't avoid debates, politicians do," said David A. Crossan, Executive Director of the Delaware Republican Party. "Beau Biden is showing that he is much more of a politician than a prosecutor. Ferris Wharton wants to allow voters to see both candidates side by side and compare who is better prepared to be Attorney General. Beau Biden knows his experience just doesn't compare to Ferris Wharton's extensive career as a prosecutor so he's doing what politicians do best and avoiding the subject."
The Plame Shame
There's no need for me to reiterate the chain of events that led to that shameful Patrick Fitzgerald investigation of sleezy Joe Wilson and his "secret spy" wife, Natasha Plame.
This past week it was finally revealed that it was Richard Armitage, deputy Secretary of State under Colin Powell, who dropped Valerie Plame's name to columnist Richard Novak. What followed has been a three year, million dollar witch hunt even though, get this ladies and gems, Patrick Fitzgerald KNEW the leaker was Richard Armitage!
Fred Barnes does a fine summary of the rogues involved in this taxpayer money-wasting sham of an investigation. The Washington Post and the New York Times have finally thrown in the towel and admitted that they were wrong, that Joe Wilson lied all the hell over the place and hey, they were fooled. Yeah right. The Lamestream media were knee-deep in this thing and for sure they had lusty visions of innocent Karl Rove and Scooter Libby being marched out of the White House in handcuffs.
But does it, and should it, stop here?
Shouldn't there be an investigation into Fitzgerald himself and his prosecutorial misconduct of pursuing a case that he knew, he KNEW, was a)not a crime as Natasha Plame was never a covert agent, and b)hey, the creep knew who did it but still put Judith Miller in jail and caused Scooter Libby to lose his job? At the very least, how do we end this sham? How many Katrina victims could have spanking brand new homes with the money Fitzgerald wasted on what he knew was a joke? As I understand it, absolutely NO ONE in the government has control over Fitzgerald.
It may take an act of congress to fire Fitzgerald.
Out of control prosecutors, America's newest politically elite class. Let's see, there's that idiot Colorado prosecutor and the John Karr fiasco, there's that Duke prosecutor and hey, he was running for re-election so he found himself a case and trumped it up. Now we have Fitzgerald and hey, let's not forget Beau Biden, son of Joe and yet another partisan prosecutor possibly foisted upon the naive American public who think, silly us, that prosecutors should do their job.
Fred Barnes' piece:
The rogues' gallery of those who acted badly in the CIA "leak" case turns out to be different from what the media led us to expect. Note that we put the word "leak" in quotation marks, because it's clear now there was no leak at all, just idle talk, and certainly no smear campaign against Joseph Wilson for criticizing President Bush's Iraq policy. It's as if a giant hoax were perpetrated on the country--by the media, by partisan opponents of the Bush administration, even by several Bush subordinates who betrayed the president and their White House colleagues. The hoax lingered for three years and is only now being fully exposed for what it was. Let's start at the top of the rogues' list:
Wish the ACLU a Merry Christmas
Came across this in my E-box and yes, it is a great idea. Since the ACLU hates Christmas so much, why not spread good holiday Christian cheer and send those fine folks a Christmas card?
What a GREAT idea!
Fun with the ACLU......
Want to have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year. As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world.
Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it!!
Here's the Address, just don't be rude or crude. (It's Not the Christian Way, you know!)
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions. So spend 39 cents and tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone. Also tell them that there is no such thing as a "Holiday Tree". . . . It's a Christmas Tree even in the fields!!
And pass this on to your email lists. We really want to communicate with the ACLU! They really DESERVE us!!
Katrina Rescuer Sued for Commandeering Boat
Since last week was all Katrina all of the time, here's one for the record. Mark Morice was trapped in New Orleans and watched many around him suffering and in need of rescue. The man took command of three boats and immediately began rescuing people. The boats were empty, not in use and in the turmoil of the flooding after the hurricane, desperately needed to help rescue people who need help immediately.
Two of the three boat owners whose boats Morice commandeered have no problem with the man's actions. One boat owner, the lovely John Lyons, says that as a result of Morice's actions, he endured "grief, mental anguish, embarrassment and suffering . . . due to the removal of the boat,"
What's odder, Lyons DID get insurance coverage for the boat Morice commandeered but he says it wasn't enough.
John M. Lyons, a mean and selfish man, let the record show.
From the AP:
NEW ORLEANS -- A lot of people called Mark Morice a hero.
John M. Lyons Jr. calls him a defendant.
Morice commandeered Lyons' boat during the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and said he rescued more than 200 people. Included in that number was Irving Gordon, a 93-year-old dialysis patient who Morice carried from his flooded home, placed in the boat and rescued ...
Hollywood Gets a Clue
Seems the Dixie Chicks' latest tour isn't doing so well. Seems the Rolling Stones aren't doing so well as those has-beens try to get an extra fifteen minutes. Now these groups and others of celebrity fame might just be attributed to the vagaries of the American public. Or it could be that Hollywood is starting to get a clue, not that it's rocket science or anything, that people who murder innocents in acts of terrorism and strap bombs to their children, MIGHT be the bad guys.
Not that they are entertainers and who cares about their political views but take it one step further...it's HURTING them. Silly Americans aren't buying into the Dixie Chicks and their ilk who think bashing this country to be cool and hip. Cool and hip do not translate into record sales and tickets sold.
Or it could be, stepping away from cynicism for a minute, that Nicole Kidman and the other celebrities who recently placed an full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times really mean what they said.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
From the HeraldSun:
The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper.
It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.
"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads.
"If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die.
"We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."
Also signing on to this simple truth:
Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt.
Directors Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi also signed their names.
Other Hollywood powerplayers supporting the ad included Sumner Redstone, the chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and billionaire mogul, Haim Saban.
Copy of this ad HERE.
The Big Dig
It took a while but I finally located the identity of the poor Massachusetts' soul murdered by those thugs who oversaw Boston's so-called "Big Dig".
I love to mock liberal Massachusetts' and that horror called the Big Dig. Not only did the cost skyrocket from 2.5 billion to over 15 billion, they didn't even do a decent job of it! Now Massachusetts' citizens are dying from the falling concrete.
If ever a project was a perfect example of what voters get when they elect the likes of Kerry and Kennedy, it is the Big Dig.
From The American Spectator, we learn the identity of the Big Dig's first victim:
since the evening of July 10 when the life of 38-year-old newlywed immigrant Milena Del Valle was snuffed out in front of her horrified husband as twelve tons of concrete crashed down on their Honda sedan from the ceiling of the I-90 Connector tunnel.
Touted as the largest public works project in the nation's history, the Big Dig, according to former MTA chairman Matthew Amorello, rivaled "anything in the history of the world built by men." That it is such a mess financially (a $2.5 billion project authorized over Reagan's veto in 1987 that ballooned to nearly $15 billion) and structurally (large and small leaks throughout, falling debris, a collapsed slurry wall and, now, murderous falling ceiling panels) does not bode for public works enthusiasts' aspirations.
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