Saturday, May 12, 2007
My daughter has an E.Coli infection (none of her symptoms match the 0571 strain, so I guess I shouldn't worry to bad). Falen took her for a shot and some meds yesterday and this morning when they returned, the sample had came back for EC. She got some more meds and returned home.
They told her if she gets to running another high fever (another non-symptom of 571) or feeling alot worse to see the ER, but last I spoke with them, she was fine. Said she still hurt from the shot (she hates shots) but that it did 'alot better'.
So, while I'll be reading and commenting, I probably won't be posting until next week.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Of course that was before the DNC started issuing C&D orders to people who have ran with it:
Good Lord are those Democrats touchy!
Yesterday afternoon, I posted about allegations that Howard Dean had manipulated KS Governor Sebelius into criticizing the White House about federal response to the Greensburg tornado, as did others (a Technorati search should enlighten you as to how viral the story has become in the blogosphere).
The offended souls at the DNC have whittled down the reaction time to a very impressive overnight. Their lawyers sent a letter to both XM Satellite Radio (the ones who originally got the purported information) and to our buddies over at Free Republic. Both letters are not only denials of the facts as I mentioned them yesterday, but they also contain injuctions to cease and desist any further dissemination of allegations relating to this matter.
Did I just witness the 1st Amendment take a pick axe to the head?(link)
This is from Stop the ACLU and he links through to Michelle and others. Of course the story didn't originate from the blogosphere, merely grew wings there.
I have received a comment from Coffee260, the Free Republic poster who is the subject of one of the above mentioned letters. I think it is definitive enough in its affirmation of the facts to pull it out of the dark recesses of the comment gallery and give it the exposure it belongs:
May 11th, 2007 at 12:32 pm e
RagingAnura–I posted the original post over at freerepublic, Howard Dean told Kansas Gov. Sebelius to Lie. I’ve since had correspondence with Jim Quinn of the Quinn & Rose show. He’s standing by the whole thing and had this to say about his source:
“i just got off the phone with my source. solid.”
And this about the C&D order by the KGB…oops…I mean the DNC:
“FUNNY. THEY HAVEN’T CONTACTED US”
So the stories specificity is so detailed that I think intimidation is their only defense.
This is the update over at StA. Seems this story has legs of its own. Still don't expect the MSM to run with it, probably get a b-2 mention or something in the big papers.
Read more at Gateway Pundit.
Reason to doubt a democrat talking
Filed: Howard Dean, DNC, Kansas, Governor Sebelius,
Jury Duty ~ Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call.
Most of us take the summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of scam has surfaced. Fall for it and your identity could be stolen, reports CBS.
In this con, someone calls pretending to be a court official who threateningly says a warrant has been issued for your arrest because you didn't show up for jury duty. The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Sometimes they even ask for credit card numbers.
Give out any of this information and .... Bingo! Your identity has just been stolen.
The scam has been reported so far in 11 states. This scam is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they're with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
Pass this on.
I checked Snopes and this is for real. Here is the link if you want to check it out.
This is mainly for the US people that visit here, but everyone should be on the alert for people wanting your private info over the phone.
Reason to question
Filed: Identity theft, snopes, BlogPower, LordNazh
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Going to celebrate my 36th birthday tomorrow :)
Keep up the good work guys and gals and I'll try to look in on you before I get back. If not, I'll be back on regularly Thursday sometime.
I hope everyone has a great day.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Children 'bad for planet'
By Sarah-Kate Templeton in London
May 07, 2007 12:00am
HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.
The paper by the Optimum Population Trust will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family's carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York.
John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT and emeritus professor of family planning at University College London, said: "The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights.
"The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child."(link)
The first thing the so-called experts need to do is to determine exactly what the problem is and prove it is a problem (yes we all know the climate is changing, been doing that awhile, something to do with that big burning ball we see every morning). The next thing to do for these experts may be to run and hide. I have friends that actually believe this crap and it's real hard for me to understand how they can. They always seemed like sensible people, but they've wrapped this new religion around them so hard they can't see the world any longer.
Reason to doubt
Sarkozy elected French president
Sun May 6, 2007 2:15 PM ET
By Crispian Balmer
PARIS (Reuters) - Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy won France's presidential election on Sunday, beating his Socialist rival Segolene Royal by a comfortable margin and extending the right's 12-year grip on power.
Within minutes of polls closing, Royal conceded defeat in a speech to party faithful in the heart of Paris.
"I hope that the next president of the republic fulfils his role in the service of all French people," she said.
Forecasts by four pollsters showed Sarkozy, 52, a hard-line former interior minister, won around 53 percent of the vote in the second-round ballot and will succeed fellow conservative Jacques Chirac, who was president for 12 years.
Turnout was predicted at about 85 percent.
Sarkozy's face flashed up on television screens after polling stations closed at 8 p.m. (1800 GMT), signaling his victory and setting off jubilant scenes among supporters gathered in central Paris.
Across the city at Socialist headquarters there was gloom and sorrow after the party crashed to its third consecutive presidential election defeat. It now faces the prospect of tough internal reform to make itself more appealing to voters.
Although opinion polls regularly suggested voters preferred Royal, who was seeking to become France's first woman head of state, they saw the uncompromising Sarkozy as a more competent leader with a more convincing economic program.
Sarkozy, the son of a Hungarian immigrant, presented himself as the "candidate of work", promising to loosen the 35-hour work week by offering tax breaks on overtime and to trim fat from the public service, cut taxes and wage war on unemployment.
He is expected to take office on May 16 or 17, and will be the first French president to be born after World War Two.
He will then name a new government and immediately launch into campaigning for June's parliamentary election, where he will seek a clear majority to implement his reform plans.
The president is elected for five years, is commander-in-chief of the armed forces, nominates the prime minister, has the right to dissolve the National Assembly and is responsible for foreign and defense policies. (link)
This is indeed good news. Not only for France, but for the West as well.
Reason to cheer