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Tuesday, May 14. 2013
Ford previews the new F-150
The national pastime may be past its time. But those who think it’s boring need to think again.
He says women are hornier than men
Only gummint could be this stupid. Last I heard, Spotted Owl is just a subspecies of Barred Owl. So they are killing the Barred Owls? I like Barred Owls.
Primary school forced to turn off wind turbine after bird deaths
Ted Dalrymple says he's enjoying retirement.
He's not really retired - he just switched careers.
Watergate Was For Amateurs: Justice Department Spied For Months On Associated Press Reporters
"Employee Wellness" programs do no good
Detroit insolvent, EM Kevyn Orr says
Mead on Detroit:
The Weekly Winston: IRS Scandal Edition
After IRS, Benghazi, should I trust government?
Not before, not after. Never.
Attorney for Tea Party group: IRS told me a year ago about ‘secret working group’
With little comment from conservative media, President Obama last week appointed James Dobbins as special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the high-profile job long occupied by the late Richard Holbrooke.
From Benghazi to Boston: The government evades the truth about terror
The Wit and Wisdom of Herbert Romerstein
Stunning: The NYT refers to them as "babies"
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RE: Watergate was for Amateurs -
its pretty bad when a Mass. Dem bandies out the ' this Admin is almost to the Nixon level' thought...
Most Ethical Admin Evah!!!
"Primary school forced to turn off wind turbine after bird deaths"
I blame the birds for not having better vision. Obviously, evolution has completely failed them here. Pretty shortsighted of you, Mother Nature.
Get it? "Shortsighted"? Hahaha.
Thankfully, though, no real harm has been done, like fines or penalties for their voluntary act of bird slaughter.
AP IMPACT: Wind Farms Get Pass on Eagle Deaths
The baseball link (I think it is about baseball) link goes to the female sexuality article. I like baseball and I do like sex, but baseball ain't sex.
Ford previews the new F-150
Ugly, ugly, ugly. This trend of making small trucks look massive using 18" rims and tall tires with ginormous chrome grills is really turning me off on getting a new truck. I think I'll keep my 2005 F-150 4X4 and changes engines if I need to rather than pay $50K for an ugly truck.
should I trust government?
You answered your own question - "not then, not now, not ever".
Govt killing striped owls to save spotted: Only gummint could be this stupid.
Not that's funny.
Today's mis-link is
"The national pastime may be past its time. But those who think it’s boring need to think again."
It links to link for women's sexuality.
first sentence "It’s everything you wanted to know about sex but didn’t know to ask."
That would definitely spice up the game. Will he make it to first base? Could this be a homerun?
So we are going to see "Baseball, Hot Sex, Apple Pie and Chevrolet" as the new ad?
"It’s almost as if a gang of criminals, operating under the colors of an indifferent national political party, have been running the city for decades."
DUH! That's exactly what it was and until we recognize if for what it is it will continue in cities and even states around this country. Detroit was destroyed by a "black mafia" under the guise of a political party. The mayors and other elected and appointed co-conspiritors worked together and individually to steal as much as they could from the city, the state and the federal government. Make no mistake the federal government was NOT duped. Fellow black mafia members in federal government eagerly poured money into Detroit for kickbacks and votes.
"He says women are hornier than men"
I certainly found that to be true during my hedonistic college years, I repeat myself, and post college single years in Hotlanta in the gogo days of the mid to late '80's.
After Nancy Friday’s book came out, I had a discussion with a 30-something woman who admitted to zoophilia, at least in her imagination.
Non-citizens voting: uncontrolled legal immigration and the mass invasion that we call illegal immigration is destroying this country and has been since Ted Kennedy and co-conspiritors opened the flood gates in the 60's. Most people remain naive to this or if they know or suspect the plot political correctness keeps them quiet. After all who wants to be called anti-immigrant? There is a tipping point beyond which the American experiment will be lost forever. When I was a young boy living near a couple of lakes my friends and I had access to numerous small boats. It was great fun to take one of these two person boats out with another friend dressed in street clothes and have a few buddies swim out and climb in swamping the boat. How many people can you get into a two man boat before it swamps the boat? How many legal and illegal aliens can the U.S. absorb before it swamps the boat? these are not the immigrants of yesterday who came to become Americans. The neo-immigrants want to take from American but retain their alligience and citizenship in their native country. We are simply a "free lunch" to them and all our citizens are the servers and cleanup crew; nothing more, nothing less. They are bankrupting and closing hospitals by the 100's with their relentless demand for "free stuff". They are bankrupting cities, states and our federal government with their demand of "free stuff". And our politicians response to this invasion and occupation is to make the middle class pay more so the "free stuff" can continue and even grow unabated. Where is that tipping point? It may already be too late, just look at the gang of eight for proof of that. It will certainly be passed once we give 11 million illegals amnesty and the right to bring in everyone they know or are related to. The U.S. burns and Obama fiddles while the Democrat congress (and a number of Rinos) hails King Obama. We are witnessing history; the fall of a great Republic. But like most big historical events very few are paying attention. Do you think this was all accidental or even the result of bumbling incompetence? I don't know how history will record this since it won't be written by those who will have lost everything but instead by those who gained everything. But make no mistake it was an intentional theft and coup and to quote Hillary Clinton "What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?"
If the President has no Knowledge or control of the various scandals, What is he good for? An executive not doing his job should be Fired. Not My Job is not the answer.....
Just an FYI, which you'll find out about if you read the comments in the Althouse article. The NYT originally referred to them as "fetuses" removed from their "mothers". They rewrote the article later in the day.
As sad and tragic as the Gosnell affair is, it is serving one incredibly valuable function which is to show the incredible illogic and hypocracy of the pro abortion crowd.
According to this illogic, a fetus, to the mother who didn't want a child, is some sort of non human growth which if it manages to deliver through the vagina and takes her first gulp of air on her own is magically deemed human with all the rights accorded. At that point, killing her would be murder. But as long as it is just a fetus, anything apparently goes.
Please Lord let this be the event that opens many eyes that have to date allowed nice words like rights and choice and health to allow them to avert their eyes to what abortion actually is, barbaric murder.
Killing babies is probably what's bringing back gnosticism.
or skip context and go straight to
--abor tion's probably what's bringing back gnosticism.