Saturday, November 17, 2007

34th Empty Table Fund hoping to hit $50,000 goal

The Empty Table Fund will try again this year to raise $50,000 to help local families in need.

The campaign began Friday and will take donations through the end of the year. It fell short $14,500 from its $50,000 goal in 2006.

Money raised through the fund is used by the Salvation Army to help families in Colbert, Lauderdale and Franklin counties who are in need of food.

Since 1973, the Empty Table Fund, initially known as the Empty Stocking Fund, has collected monetary donations. The fund joined the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign Friday, and the Angel Tree project that begins today. [link]
If anyone wants to help this charity out, leave a donation in the sidebar and tell me it's for the Empty Table Fund and I'll make sure it gets to who needs it (or mail it to them at address below)
"This is our biggest time of year for fundraising," he said. "My hope is that we can help as many people as we possibly can and not have to turn anybody away. It's hard to say we're out of funds for the month."

Contributions to the Empty Table Fund may be brought to the TimesDaily office at 219 W. Tennessee St., Florence, or mailed to TimesDaily, P.O. Box 797, Florence, AL 35631.

Kenda Williams can be reached at 740-5720 or kenda.williams@timesdaily.com.


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SEC Roundup

Ok, Tennessee came back to beat Vandy (1 win away from the SEC Championship now and Vandy still 1 win from boal contention); Georgia came back to beat Kentucky, LSU handled Ole Miss, Arkansas had an easy day with Mississippi State and Florida destroyed FAU (Tebow, the front-runner for the heisman now, had his 20th rushing TD on the year, 1st major college player with 20 rushing and 20 passing td's).

Game of the day (heh)

No words for this one, just the link Ala 14 - ULM 21


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Bus Crash follow up



Follow up to the crash from here.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Blood Libel

The al Durah blood libel

Wednesday,
14th November 2007

I am in Paris where I have attended the Court of Appeal special session called to witness the 27 minutes of hitherto unseen footage of the ‘killing’ of Mohammed al Durah which the court had required France 2 to produce. For readers who are unfamiliar with this scandal, I wrote about it here, here and here.

Suffice it to say here that the iconic image of the child Mohammed al Durah, pictured crouching with his father behind a barrel next to a concrete wall in an
apparently vain attempt to shelter from the gun-battle between Israel and the
Palestinians that was raging around them before he was allegedly shot dead by
the Israelis, served to incite terrorist violence and atrocities around the
world after it was transmitted by France 2 at the beginning of the second
intifada. Yet it is clear to anyone looking at this in detail that the whole
thing was staged, not least from the devastating evidence here which shows the boy
raising his arm and peeping through his fingers seconds after the France 2
correspondent Charles Enderlin said he had been shot dead. [link]


In a hurry so can't comment atm.

*update: This scene was partially (if not wholly) responsible for the 2nd infitada against Israel and is utterly fake. It behooves responsible news people everywhere to not only look at what they have, but to check and make sure they are actually reporting and not making it up (yes I'm looking at you Dan). No one knows if things would have been different without this heinous video from France2, but that doesn't stop one from wondering exactly how much bloodshed this newsman and his camera man have on their hands.

Will they pay for it? I seriously doubt it. In the minds of the public they may get raked over the coals for a few weeks or months, but it is very hard for me to believe that the government will pose any severe penalties on these monsters.

The Thunder Run has a nice roundup of news from the MSM, the front and bloggers: here

San Francisco, Mexico

Can we start the process of annexing SF to Mexico yet

?(11-13) 15:56 PST San Francisco - -- The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to
issue municipal identification cards to city residents - regardless of whether
they are in the country legally - and to double the amount of public money
available to candidates running for supervisor.

Supervisor Tom Ammiano, who authored the ID card legislation, said the program is a smart public safety measure because it would make residents living on the social margins of San Francisco more likely to seek the help of police and could give them more access to banking services.

"People are afraid to report crimes," Ammiano said, referring to illegal immigrants who avoid local law enforcement authorities over fear of being arrested or deported by federal immigration officials. [link]

'Smart' legislation to help ILLEGAL immigrants get police help (the border is south) and access to banking... That's awfully nice of the scumbagsupervisor isn't it? Of course you knew that the kooks would have to one-up Spitzer's plan to get all illegals driver's licenses (even Spitzer has given up now), I wonder if this plan will carry the same backlash as that did [this is Cali, so doubtful].

With the blatant disrespect for the country, it's laws, it's values and it's people; San Francisco once again shows it is on the cutting edge of insanity. The main reason ILLEGALS are not reporting crime is because it doesn't make sense for a CRIMINAL to report illegal activity and get involved with the police. I would like to think that this ID card is the first step to finding the ILLEGALS and removing them from US soil; of course I'd like to think that the lottery is going to pick me to win (without a ticket even) but wishes don't always come true.

Now Folsom can have it's annual S&MDeviantFreakGay Pride festival with an Illegal float, at least there's something to look forward to heh. [h/t drudge]

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Travel

A co-worker of mine has started his own travel business and I told him I'd post about it and see if anyone might be interested. It pretty much has everything the big guys have (Expedia, Orbitz, etc.) and a few things they do not (tickets to events, golf packages, etc.).


Click the pic to goto his site. If you are planning to travel and this will help you any, please leave me some feedback here or through the email.

If you visit the site and notice anything 'out-of-whack' or somewhere an improvement could be made, let me know that also and I'll pass it on.

[Expedia and Orbitz are copyrighted by their respective owners]

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