Saturday, July 21, 2007

Links

Saturday is going to be link day: 3 links from each blogroll (2 links per blog)

Blogpower:
A Conservatives's blog with Cash for Peerages, A private prosecution?
A View from the Right with What I feel as well...
A Young Conservative with Cameron's Got It Wrong

Fred Rolls:
TexasFred with A Dear Abby fan in Beaumont, TX…
Janne's Jabberwocky with Satirical Saturday - How to Drive in Florida
Hillbilly White Trash with Radical Islam Exposed, Part VII

Conservatives for Fred:
Moc's Blog with Vive Le Revolucion Conservateur?
ThompsonRally with Fear On The Other Side
Conservative Superiority with Executive Privilege Clinton vs. Bush

American Conservative:
The Minuteman with Sad But True
The Median Sib with New House Update
Blog @ MoreWhat.com with US, India, Claim Substantial Progress in Nuclear Talks

OneBigDog's Roll:
OneBigDog with Cows Cause Global Warming Even If We Eat Them? »
Reject the U.N. with United Nations Seals the Condemnation of Israel
Chicago Ray with More Jobs Americans Won't Do George?

Reject the U.N.:
Rhymes With Right with Legalize Hemp
Reformed Chicks Blabbing with A tale of two papers: Thompson's support among the conservatives
Bloviating Zeppelin with Decisions Made In A Vacuum - OR - Vacuous Decisons

Boycott Citgo:
Wake Up America with Democrats Strip John Doe Amendment from Homeland Security Bill
"7.62mm Justice" TM with Weekend Funny…
FREEDOM EDEN with Al Gore III: The VERY Inconvenient Truth

Ramblers:
...Just Rambling... with Saying Good-bye To A Home
Count Ramblings with Apparently, Hillary Clinton has this war shit all figured out.
:: cykopath :: ramblings :: with New take on urinal games


There ya go, enjoy the ones you like and talk bad about the ones you don't :)
[some aren't updated but I can't make em write stuff]

Email humor

Via TexasFred in my email box this am:
Dear Abby,

I am a crack dealer in Beaumont, Texas who has recently been diagnosed as a carrier of HIV virus.

My parents live in Fort Worth and one of my sisters, who lives in Pflugerville, is married to a transvestite.

My father and mother have recently been arrested for growing and selling marijuana.

They are financially dependent on my other two sisters, who are prostitutes in Dallas.

I have two brothers, one is currently serving a non-parole life sentence at Huntsville for the murder of a teenage boy in 1994.

My other brother is currently in jail awaiting charges of sexual misconduct with his three children.

I have recently become engaged to marry a former prostitute who lives in Longview, She is a part time "working girl".

All things considered, my problem is this.

I love my fiance and look forward to bringing her into the family.

I certainly want to be totally open and honest with her.

Should I tell her about my cousin who supports Hillary Clinton for President ?

Signed,

Worried About My Reputation

This will probably 'hurt' some peoples feelings, but I'm still laughing at it.

Friday, July 20, 2007

My first big invite...

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This really sucks as I work Monday :(

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tears

Shocking news today on the 'Libby lied, people cried' front:
Valerie Plame's lawsuit dismissed
AP Photo: In this Friday, March 16, 2007, file photo, former CIA analyst Valerie Plame listens...By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
44 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - A federal judge dismissed former CIA operative Valerie Plame's lawsuit against members of the Bush administration Thursday, eliminating one of the last courtroom remnants of the leak scandal.

Plame, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, had accused Vice President Dick Cheney and others of conspiring to leak her identity in 2003. Plame said that violated her privacy rights and was illegal retribution for her husband's criticism of the administration.

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds and said he would not express an opinion on the constitutional arguments. Bates dismissed the case against all defendants: Cheney, White House political adviser Karl Rove, former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. (link)
I can't tell you how heart-broken I am for poor Val and Joseph. I can't tell you probably because there aren't words to allow me to make you believe any such thing. Kiss-and-tell Val will appeal I'm sure and this sordid affair will drag on longer than the current Presidential campaign.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

House tried, now the Senate tries (and fails)

After the House recently tried (and failed) to surrender in Iraq, the Senate stayed up all night (yawn) to try their hand at giving up. Too bad the only thing the Democrats could lose is the vote to surrender (to bad for them that is).

Senate scuttles troop withdrawal bill

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
15 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans scuttled a Democratic proposal ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq in a showdown Wednesday that capped an all-night debate on the war.

Notice from the language just who the reporter was betting on? (hint, it's not the guys with R behind their name)

The 52-47 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate under Senate rules. It was a sound defeat for Democrats who say the U.S. military campaign, in its fifth year and requiring 158,000 troops, cannot tame the sectarian violence in Iraq.

"We have to get us out of a middle of a civil war" said Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee. A political solution must be found "so when we leave Iraq, we don't just send our children home, we don't have to send our grandchildren back."

The best way to avoid sending his (or your) grandchildren to Iraq is to win the war; and avoid a draft. As it is at the moment NO ONE sends their children to war (a point lost on the liberal left).

Republicans were mostly unified in their opposition to sidetrack the legislation, with four exceptions. Three Republicans — Sens. Gordon Smith of Oregon, Olympia Snowe of Maine and Chuck Hagel{heh-LN} of Nebraska — announced previously they support setting a deadline on the war.{surrender-LN}

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who is up for re-election next year, also voted to advance the bill. Spokesman Kevin Kelley said Collins believes the measure should be subject to a simple majority vote and not the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster. She opposes the legislation, however, Kelley said.{don't believe the lie, if she voted to send it to a vote, she wants it to pass, but wants a safe vote for re-election} (link)

We need some Republicans in these seats... not these RINO's. Love how Kelley tried the yes-cloture to no-pass vote trick, after all the writing that has been done on that procedure, you'd think someone up for re-election would learn. Of course, it is Maine and the N.E. is mostly blue.

Mother of slain 4-year-old faces deportation order

Louisville Courier-Journal (link may require registration to view article)
Friday, July 13, 2007

LOUISVILLE: The mother of the 4-year-old boy whose body was found in the trash last week is the subject of a deportation order, officials said today.

Rosalina Cano, 39, mother of C├ęsar Ivan Aguilar-Cano, has an outstanding order issued by an immigration judge in 1996, said Tim Counts, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

He said he could not elaborate for privacy reasons or say whether she would be taken into custody.

The boy, known as Ivan to his family, disappeared June 29 while playing behind his apartment building near Churchill Downs. His body was found in a city garbage truck last Saturday.

Family spokesman Christopher 2X (EMB: "Yes that is his actual legal name. I guess they ran out of all the cool ones") said the order was issued in Los Angeles, where Cano lived until nine years ago.

Cano has been meeting with her lawyer to figure out how she can escort her son's body to Santa Rosa, Guatemala, her hometown, and then return to the United States.

Cano filed paperwork Thursday for a special visa status that is given to immigrants who have been victims of serious crimes and whose assistance is essential to authorities. Cano is an illegal immigrant.

Cano has said repeatedly that she wants to accompany the body to Guatemala only if it can be guaranteed that she can return to this country to help with the search for her son's killer.

"The lawyers feel that there are ways to work this out so that she can see justice for her son but also try to work towards her potential American citizenship," 2X said.

2X said that Cano's deportation order complicates her pending application, but he believes Louisville Metro Police may have helped her case by saying she is important to the investigation. That is a requirement of the special visa status Cano is requesting.

It was not immediately clear why the deportation order was issued. Cano's lawyer has declined to speak to the media, 2X said.

Cano said she was denied a request for political asylum 11 years ago.

It was not immediately clear whether Cano's deportation order came before or after her application for asylum.

Counts declined to comment specifically about this case but said: "Many times applying for immigration benefits that one doesn't qualify for gets one into the system."

As of tonight, immigration officials had not contacted the family or its lawyers, 2X said.

The Guatemalan Embassy will pay part of the funeral costs, including transporting the body to Guatemala, said Hector Pallacios, consul of the embassy in Washington, D.C.


A private wake will be held tonight at Holy Name Catholic Church on South Third Street, with a public vigil there later.

Reporter James Wagner can be reached at jwagner@courier-journal.com.

Now, I don't want to seem like I am piling on to a mother that has lost her son in a very gruesome manner but I guess I am. I sincerely feel for her. I don't know what I would do if my son (not much older than her son was) were to disappear for over a week only to be found stuffed in a garbage bag in the back of a garbage truck.

That not withstanding, she is here illegally. She's had a deportation order/warrant for 10 YEARS! There should be no question whether or not she should be allowed to stay here. The only reason she should be allowed back in the U.S. is to help with the police investigation of her son's homicide. Then only under special conditions. Maybe house arrest with electronic monitoring with the condition that when the investigation and/or trial is over that she be sent back to Guatemala. Oh, not for nothing, but in the 10 years+ that she has been here, apparently she hasn't bothered to learn English. Whenever she appeared on TV she had to have a translator.

I don't know when our government (Republicans and Democrats) will get serious about stopping illegal immigration. They had better hurry. Because one day, it will be too damned late.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Humor

From email (via EMB):

President Bush and Rumsfeld are sitting in a bar.

A guy walks in and asks the bartender, "Isn't that Bush and Rumsfeld sitting over there?"

The bartender says, "Yep, that's them."

So the guy walks over and says, "Wow, this is a real honor! What are you guys doing in here?"

Bush says, "We're planning WW III."

The guy says, "Really? What's going to happen?"

Bush says, "Well, we're going to kill 140 million Muslims and one blonde with big tits."

The guy exclaimed, "A blonde with big tits? Why kill a blonde with big tits?"

Bush turns to Rumsfeld and says, "See, I told you, no one gives a shit about the 140 million Muslims".

Heh.