How about that voting machine hacked by the pic of a key?
Cheney fights with Blitzer, Jimmah Carter's lying book and finally, a dead soldier's sperm is harvested, we're not making this up, that his parents have a grandchild denied them by his death in war.
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"Fathers of 1900 Vs.Today"
In 1900, fathers prayed their children would learn English.
Today, fathers pray their children will speak English.
In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family's head, he was a success.
Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4-car garage And that's just the vacation home.
In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell him when the baby arrived.
Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure film is in the video camera.
In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons.
Today, kids wouldn't touch Dad's clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle.
In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business.
Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and set the DVR.
In 1900, fathers pined for old country Romania, Italy, or Russia.
Today, fathers pine for old country Hank Williams.
In 1900, fathers shook their children gently and whispered, "Wake up, it's time for school."
Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: "Wake up, it's time for hockey practice."
In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table.
Today, a father comes home to a note: "Jimmy's at baseball, Cindy's at gymnastics, I'm at gym, Pizza in fridge."
In 1900, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing in a stream.
Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons' ears and shout, "WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE.."
In 1900, a father gave a pencil box for Christmas, and the kid was all smiles.
Today, a father spends $800 at Toys 'R' Us, and the kid screams: "I wanted X-Box!"
Kerry's "Gut" Told Him Not to Run Again
What a load of bullshit the following is, forgive my English.
From the Boston Herald:
Sen. John F. Kerry was facing “enormous pressure” to make another run for the White House and had the backing of most of his inner circle - including his wife - but decided against another tough campaign based on his “gut,” the senator told the Herald.
This blurb is so full of hidden meanings my eyes are rolling in my head.
The "backing of most of his inner circle"? Including "his wife"?
Ladies and gems, Kerry's ONLY INNER CIRCLE is his wife! She's the one with the bucks go to hell does the Boston Herald think we are stupid?
Okay, let me summarize here..."I asked Theresa if she was willing to finance another presidential run to appease my ego and she said NO".
Not that this was rocket science. John Kerry has turned out to be such a pompous fool that I sit and ponder how those who voted for the man must feel at this point. It seems Kerry's new job is to go overseas and in front of an audience that hates America he will make fun of this country, mock its leaders and call us citizens fools, witness his America as "pariah" nonsense in Davos, Switzerland this past week.
However, may I remind that although JFK is a loser and idiot, the fellow is STILL a U.S. Senator, thank God for the citizens of Massachusetts who keep voting this guy into office.
Hillary's "In It To Win"!
Here's your official notice folks. The day of this writing is 1/31/07. We now have a year and eight more months of non-stop Hillary, 24/7. We have Hillary in the morning, Hillary in the evening, Hillary at supper time.
Which is going to be interesting in that Hillary Clinton is the most molded, spin-dried, two-plied, watched-over, and researched candidate ever in this United States of America. The woman makes no move and says no words without a phalanx of spin-artists vetting and fretting over how to present this vaporous and scandal-filled former First Lady.
Face it folks, Hillary Clinton's claim to fame is that she's a former wife of a President. Darn, if tomorrow Laura Bush decided to run for President she too would be greeted with the curiousity of the Media and courted by the big-money donors. It's about name recognition and by now there's hardly an American alive who hasn't heard of Hillary Clinton.
I don't much like Hillary, duh, but I'll allow that she's got as much right to run for President as mine own wise self.
So the witch...oops, woman, begins her campaign with what she calls a "discussion of the issues" and she's doing this, hold your breath, ON THE INTERNET!
Now what's wrong with this picture folks?
From the NY Sun.com:
Wearing a "presidential red" suit top and resting her back on a "waspy" pillow in an almost colorless room, Senator Clinton on Saturday announced her bid for presidency on hillaryclinton.com.
By choosing to embark on a presidential campaign using the Internet, Mrs. Clinton is bypassing traditional press filters and maintain total control of how her image is presented to the country, begging the question: What's with the big gold watch?
Indeed as the article above suggests, an Internet venue allows for all sorts of spin and manipulation. Hey, the Internet is full of people who create personnas out of thin air. Most of us fools out here in la-la land understand this.
Answer me this...why the hell can't this woman sit her big butt down with Tim Russert and simply answer the questions he asks? Has anyone ever seen Hillary on "Meet the Press"? Has anyone seen this woman on any show and allowed herself to be interviewed with questions that SHE AND HER MINIONS DID NOT APPROVE IN ADVANCE?
Lord it must be nice to be Hillary Clinton. All you have to do is do whatever the hell you want to do. Crook your finger and the Hollywood money rolls in. Create an aura of your choice by artful selection of props and sound too too cool by answering questions that your staff chose with answers that your staff provided.
Do we really want this creature as our next President?
Carter's Lying Book Continues to be "Edited"
I am just so tired of the Media and various politicos tip-toeing around this joke of an ex-President's true nature.
For Jimmy Carter is bought and paid for by foreign factions, period, pure and simple and follow the damn money folks!
From the Washington Times:
Jimmy Carter has apologized for what he called a "stupid" passage in his book that critics say is a de facto endorsement of Palestinian violence against Israelis. The former president had spent most of the past two months defending his new book, "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid," after 15 board members at his Atlanta-based Carter Center resigned in protest of the book's content. "I apologize to you personally and to everyone here," Mr. Carter said when asked about the passage by a student during his appearance at Brandeis University on Tuesday. After explaining that the passage was "worded in a completely improper and stupid way," Mr. Carter said he has asked publisher Simon & Schuster Inc. to change the wording in future editions of the book.
Carter's various corporations owned by him and his family are all financed by foreign money, money from either Arabs or South and Central American thieves, despots and dictators.
Like hey, no one will say this although it's been documented so much I'm not going to bother with the links.
A certain amount of experience and gravitas is given, by unspoken fiat, to a former U.S. President. Which is fine, by the way, as hey, an American President DOES have knowledge and experience most of us will never know.
This does not mean that former U.S. Presidents won't take advantage of that status to hold out his or her palm for greasing.
This new book by Jimmy Carter is so pathetic and untrue that as of this writing, fully TEN of his colleagues at the Think Tank Carter belongs to up and resigned. Now we are to understand that his lying book is STILL in need of editing, this AFTER it's published?
And I can't get a book published even with a thorough editing before anyone lays an eye on it.
Delaware, DuPont and Energy from Corn
The day after the State of the Union speech I happened to be at my monthly meeting of local Republican women. One of the speakers mentioned that Bush was, even as we listened, up in Wilmington and meeting at a Dupont plant to discuss alternate forms of energy.
From Opinion Journal.com:
President Bush made a big push for alternative fuels in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, calling on Americans to reduce gasoline consumption by 20% over 10 years. And as soon as the sun rose on Wednesday, he set out to tour a DuPont facility in Delaware to tout the virtues of "cellulosic ethanol" and propose $2 billion in loans to promote the stuff. For a man who famously hasn't taken a drink for 20 years, that's a considerable intake of alcohol.
I don't know whether to rejoice or cry.
DuPont, my goodness, owns Delaware. Thus Bush's visit to DuPont is a sure sign of federal dollars to come. As a Delawarian I should be filled with joy.
Except the notion of powering our cars with corn and/or other vegetation is still frought with problems and its impact on this country's foreign oil consumption and the positive environmental impacts is still vague and unknown.
At any rate, we know Joe Biden is thankful for the President visiting his state and we know that ole Joe will be gracious from now on to a President who can bring his home state so much revenue.
No wait! Isn't Joe running for Prez? Well hey, what's more important, Delaware or Joe Biden?
The Continuing Problem of Afghanistan and the Poppies
I am simply at a total loss as to why the government of Afghanistan would refuse the spraying of herbicide which would effectively kill that country's poppy crop with little fuss.
After several days of high-level talks in Kabul, it was announced yesterday that there would be no spraying of this year’s crop, due to be harvested in two months.
Mr Karzai has promised that if other, less controversial methods of eradication — notably sending in labourers with sticks to beat the heads off the poppies — fail to have a substantial impact on the harvest, he will turn to herbicide next year, although he has ruled out aerial spraying. Said Mohammad Azam, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Counter-Narcotics, said of the decision to beat the poppies: “If it works, that is fine. If it does not, next year ground spraying will be in the list of options.”
Instead Karzai wants to send in guys with sticks to beat up the poppy blooms? We are to assume this is a better solution than spraying?
Scuttlebutt has it that Afghanistan's entire economy is based on the success of its opium crop and any wholesale, sucessful eradication of same would bring down the country more effectively than any group of terrorists. Scuttlebutt also has it that the Afghanistan government is filled with entrepreneurs who are economically benefitted personally by that same opium crop.
The Cheneys and Their Next Grandchild
The Vice-President and his wife are currently struggling with the thorny issue of their lesbian daughter and the impending birth of her child. No one really knows how the child was conceived and frankly, I suppose, it's no one's business.
But hey, he's the Vice-President of the U.S. and surely the Cheneys know that such questions are to be expected.
Recently Dick Cheney was interviewed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Blitzer did what any journalist would do, especially to a Republican. Wolf asked Cheney about his soon-to-be-born grandchild of his lesbian daughter, a link to the video below.
LINK TO CHENEY AND WOLF VIDEO
The Cheneys are taking offense at the questions thrown at them about this expected birth but if I take the stand that Hillary should have to face the music of intrusive journalistic questions, I must also take the position that the Cheneys too should expect questions.
On Wednesday's episode, Blitzer congratulated the sneering Veep on the impending birth of his grandchild, while adding that some conservative groups are critical of Mary's pregnancy. Blitzer then read a statement by the anti-gay Christian organizaton, Focus on the Family. "Mary Cheney's pregnancy raises the question of what's best for children. Just because it's possible to conceive a child outside of the relationship of a married mother and father, doesn't mean it's best for the child."
A steaming Dick would not respond to the comment but did seethe, "I'm delighted -- I'm delighted I'm about to have a sixth grandchild, Wolf, and obviously think the world of both of my daughters and all of my grandchildren. And I think, frankly, you're out of line with that question."
The Cheneys do not, of course, have to answer such questions and an argument could be made that this is a very personal situation and has nothing to do with the running of the country.
I'd accept that argument handily enough. I'll never accept that politicians get a free pass from probing questions from journalists about this story. The Cheneys need to learn to deal with it and I suppose they have in a very brusque manner.
The Plame Blame Game Trial Continues
See, Joe Wilson's wife, Valerie "Natasha" Plame, was not an undercover agent.
It's as simple as that.
Yet this past week that joke of a trial continued on and what a waste of taxpayer dollars.
From the NY SUN.com:
On the receiving end of the most intense memory-related questioning yesterday was a former CIA official who oversaw the agency's Iraq-related work and often attended meetings with Mr. Libby at the White House, Robert Grenier.
Prosecutors called Mr. Grenier to testify that, four days before Ms. Plame's name was published, he told Mr. Libby during a telephone conversation that Mr. Wilson's wife worked at the CIA. Mr. Grenier said the conversation was a response to questions Mr. Libby had posed about how Mr. Wilson's trip was arranged and why reporters were claiming that it took place at Mr. Cheney's behest.
We already know who leaked the information that Valerie Plame, Wilson's wife, worked at the CIA. It was Richard Armitage, Colin Powell's deputy at the Department of State. Armitage even admitted it already!
So why are we going to send Scooter Libby to jail when the MAN DIDN'T DO IT?
The mind boggles...
Pic of Voting Machine Keys on Net Allows Keys to be Copied
It turns out that the only part of the Diebold voting machines that the keys shown on their web site would open is the compartment housing the printer, ink and other mechanical froufrou.
A hacker, using a photograph of keys to a Diebold touch-screen voting system available on the company's website, successfully duplicated two that were capable of opening the electronic balloting device now used in many states for elections.
BradBlog.com revealed that a team of computer scientists at Princeton University, who have been studying security issues related to electronic voting, was sent three keys made by a hacker-friend of one of the scientists.
Still, for a few days it was all the flap that keys to voting machines were pictured, complete with key cuts all blacked out now in the pic above.
Let the world know now that keys can be copied from pictures!
Dead Soldier's Sperm Harvested to Make His Mother a Grandmother
The mind boggles at the many implications of this story.
From the Timesonline.com:
Rachel Cohen was praying at her son’s grave when a call on her mobile phone brought news that she had been awaiting for four years. An Israeli court had cleared the way for her to become a grandmother. The legal decision is unprecedented because her son, Keivin, who was shot dead by a sniper in Gaza in 2002, never knew the woman who will become the mother of his child. She was selected by a family charity and Private Cohen’s family.
A sample of the 20-year-old soldier’s sperm was taken after his death. His parents, who left Iran for Israel when Keivin was 5, petitioned a family court in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, “to fulfil his desire to start a family” even though Private Cohen had never made an official request for such a judicial step.
Well I suppose if two women can have a child obviously from donated sperm from SOMEBODY, I guess a dead soldier can be a father even after he's in the ground. I don't know how this works but I am to understand that it IS possible.
Consider, soldiers could routinely have their sperm frozen and in the event of their death a female could be recruited to bear the child. Heck, I'm thinking if I was that dead soldier's mother I too might yearn for a grandchild by the son I'd loved and lost.
But one fellow can, if his sperm are used artfully, reproduce the entire planet. We could, under weird circumstances, have entire countries all fathered by one guy. It's frightful considering the genetic impact of such a thing.
Sure it's not all that likely but consider Kim Jong-Il. Or Hugo Chavez for that matter. Meglomaniacs like these guys could get it into their crazy heads that this planet NEEDS their progency forever and ever amen.
Right now I'd like to officially start the rumor that this Israeli mother's grandchild will be born by the female she found to deliver it. Specifically the mother will be DICK CHENEY'S DAUGHTER!
Spread the word.
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