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Tuesday, July 10. 2007
Al Gore's persuasiveness and intellectual brilliance finally got through to us. We are officially going green. One Friday per month will henceforth be Green Beer Night in order to save the planet. (Sorry for showing a photo of green beer at what is breakfast time for some our Yankee readers.) Next month, maybe Green Eggs and Ham.
What was so memorable about JFK? Town Hall. Not much that matters, really. He was a pretty good conservative, though, the way I see it.
Iraq FM warns against US withdrawal.
TANSTAAFL. Enuf said.
Dem advisor: "Appeal to their emotions, not their brains." I find that approach overly logical...
RFK Jr on warming deniers (via Drudge): "Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies," said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist author, president of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy's son, who grew hoarse from shouting. "This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors." Hyperbole or insanity? I find it a bit creepy. I guess I'm a traitor, RFK Jr. I dare you to try to hang me.
Mom complains about her Marine Corps son going to war. It's his job, for Pete's sake. Jules
Cognitive dissonance at the NYT. Donnelly at The Daily Standard. In one hand they hold the narrative, and in the other hand, the facts.
I like Melanie Phillips, but how naive is she? Larry Auster. I have heard her interviewed, and she didn't seem this out to lunch at all.
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Ah, green beer. One of our local breweries (Stonehenge Brewery)
does a special ale each Spring. It is "brewed at OG 1044 and ABV 4.6%. A light green, incredibly smooth and very drinkable beer, rich in both malt and hop aroma."
& yes it is really green ...
It takes a bit of getting used to but in the words of Paul Hogan the taste is " like an angel crying on your tongue"
I've made a slight attempt to look up which commentator said it at the time of the JFK assasssination that, "He was the only President to leave Washington in the morning an SOB and come back that night a saint" ...... but that about sums it up.
The Kennedy clan is a shameful lot. Ole Joe backed Hitler, JFK was a druggie and whoremonger, aside from abandoning the Bay of Pigs invaders with air cover.
He increase force levels in Vietnam and got that ball rolling, and he turn against Sam Gianconna after eliciting his help in assassinating Castro after Gianconna and Dailey had fixed the vote in Cooke COunty ,Ill, which gave Kennedy the Presidency. JFK was a treacherous dog.
RFK wasn in the same mold
Here's today's JFK assassination bonus question.
What was the name of the funeral parlor that prepared the body?
Gawler's Funeral Home.
At the funeral home thay have JFK's death mask displayed in the Parlor, another part in the Hallway, a big chunk in the men's room and I think a part in the snack bar.
This really pisses me off....
"An Air Force airman was shot by antiwar protestor on July 4th, but the establishment media and liberal blogs yawn. Airman Jonathan Schrieken, 22, is fighting for his life after being shot in the heart by a gunman intending to make an antiwar statement, while standing outside his home near McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on July 4th. Airman Schrieken, a loadmaster with the 6th Airlift Squadron based at McGuire, remains in critical condition at a Camden, New Jersey hospital"
St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington views black-on-black crime as a scourge ripping apart his community. Since racial breakdowns of crime statistics are hard to come by in Minnesota, Harrington has been forced to do a lot of digging.
He determined that in 2006, 70 percent of all aggravated assaults in St. Paul, the most violent crimes on the books, were committed against African-Americans. Given the proportion of blacks in the local population, Harrington was shocked.
“In the city where ten percent of the [population] is black, how can you have 70 percent of your victims of this particular crime, which is one of the most horrendous crimes you can do, how can that be so out of whack?” he asks.
As a first step toward controlling the problem, Harrington says you have to figure out who is in the suspect pool. When he divided the suspects by race, it gave him a snapshot of the degree to which black-on-black violence afflicts St. Paul.
“Just like 70 percent of my victims are black, 70 percent of my suspects are black,” he says.
Harrington says black-on-black crime is an outgrowth of two huge problems affecting Black America: the high rate of out-of-wedlock births and gangs.
There are generations of African-Americans who haven’t had two parents to show them the way. Harrington says their maturity has been stunted. As a result, he says, there’s an overabundance of young men who are un- or under-employed, who have criminal histories and who rely on chemicals to deal with psychological or emotional pain, and young women who are unequipped to be mothers, wives or even girlfriends.
“You put those two in combination and you get an explosion,” he says.
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Luther..regarding yesterdays thread on crossing the Rio Grande. We have different outlooks. That is healthy in a republic.
I would only quote Ben Franklin, " "He that lives on hope, dies farting".
Indeed we probably do Habu. I just think there's some fire left in the old girl yet. Though what may stoke it I am unsure. Without hope, what's the point?
I did't think there was a soul on earth who could make Al Gore look respectable--but then along came RFK Jr.
There is a lot of hard work going on in the real world and being called a traitor by the likes of RFK Jr. makes me want to go out and pave it. ha. The crew is building a splash park for the kiddies now, among other things. Can't wait for that to be ready as it is sooooo hot.
That's where they really hurt ya. They make me want to cruise the boulevards throwing empty beer cans out the window.
That emotions thing, though likely filed under "suspicions confirmed" is pretty frightening.
I think you're right AVI. It is frightening. But we are at war, just that our enemies are everywhere. Most deeply entrenched right here in the good old USA. Our fight against the fifth column is the most important part. I'm no fascist fear monger, just an everyday person who pays attention.