Friday, March 30, 2007

Buried......getting ready to go to Shanghai and Nanjing China April 11-16.....stoked!!

Today in History....March 30

On this day in …

* 1822, Florida became a U.S. territory

* 1842, Dr. Crawford W. Long of Jefferson, Ga., first used ether as an anesthetic during a minor operation

* 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million, a deal widely ridiculed as "Seward's Folly"

* 1870, the 15th amendment to the Constitution, giving all citizens the right to vote regardless of race, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. ALSO: Texas was readmitted to the Union

* 1945, the Soviet Union invaded Austria during World War II

* 1964, John Glenn withdrew from the Ohio race for U.S. Senate because of injuries suffered in a fall

* 2002, the Queen Mother, Elizabeth, died in her sleep at Royal Lodge, Windsor, outside London; she was 101 years old

* 2006, American reporter Jill Carroll, a freelancer for The Christian Science Monitor, was released after 82 days as a hostage in Iraq by practitioners of that "religion of peace". ALSO: Major League Baseball began its investigation into alleged steroid use by Barry Bonds and others

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Today in History....March 29

On this day in …

* 1847, victorious forces led by General Winfield Scott occupied the city of Vera Cruz after Mexican defenders capitulated

* 1867, Britain's Parliament passed the British North America Act (later known as the Constitution Act) to create the Dominion of Canada

* 1943, World War II meat, butter and cheese rationing began

* 1962, Jack Paar hosted NBC's "Tonight" show for the final time

* 1973, the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War

* 1974, eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on federal charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University. (The charges were later dismissed.)

* 1996, Vice President Al Gore concluded his tour of Asia, saying that talks in Beijing had created "new momentum" in relations between the U.S. and China

* 2002, Israel declared Yasser Arafat, ym"sh, an enemy and sent tanks and armored personnel carriers to fully isolate him in his Ramallah, West Bank, headquarters

* 2006, Hamas formally took over the Palestinian government, with Ismail Haniyeh sworn in as the new prime minister. ALSO: The U.N.
Security Council demanded that Iran suspend uranium enrichment, the first time the body directly urged Tehran to clear up suspicions that it was seeking nuclear weapons. AND: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, accused of war crimes, was flown to Sierra Leone after he was captured in northern Nigeria

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Like The Song Says...."God Bless Texas"

Here's little ditty on America's frontier spirit, which the nation needs to strengthen and revive if it is to survive and thrive in the coming years.

Texas Governor Rick Perry today signed into law Senate Bill 378, extending Texans’ rights to use deadly force for means of self-defense, without retreat, in their home, vehicle or workplace. The law takes effect Sept. 1, 2007.

“The right to defend oneself from an imminent act of harm should not only be clearly defined in Texas law, but is intuitive to human nature,” said Perry. “Today, I am proud to sign the Castle Law which allows Texans to not only protect themselves from criminals, but to receive the protection of state law when circumstances dictate that they use deadly force."

In 1995, the Texas Legislature created an exception to a 1973 statute, which required a person to retreat in the face of a criminal attack. The exception allowed a person to use force without retreat when an intruder unlawfully entered their home. Senate Bill 378 extends a person’s right to stand their ground beyond the home to vehicles and workplaces, allowing the reasonable use of deadly force when an intruder is committing certain violent crimes, such as murder or sexual assault, or is attempting to commit such crimes as unlawfully trying to enter a protected place, or unlawfully trying to remove a person from a protected place.

Texas joins several other states including Florida that have or are considering similar laws.

The news from Texas brings to mind the courage and fighting spirit of theTexas Rangers--the legendary law enforcement agency, not the Major League baseball team (though the team is a nice enough outfit). In the face of the looming conflict with Iran and the gathering Islamist threat, the Rangers' motto--"One riot, one Ranger"--should inspire every American and every freedom-loving person in every democracy on earth.

That, and the Rangers' famous distaste for red tape and paperwork. An 1875 telegram by a Ranger illustrates the point. The Lone Star state lawman sent the telegram to his superior officer from Matamoros, Mexico, after pursuing raiding bandits across the border. It reads: "Had a fight with raiders, killed 12 and captured 265. Wish you were here, Captain Leander McNelly."

Apparently, the rules of engagement were different back then.

Isn't It Pathetic......

.....when a political party's success hinges on its country losing a war. Bastards, traitors, cowards, treasonous a-holes is what they are.......and Republican Chuck Hagel who sealed the deal for the Democrats, just committed political suicide.

The Democrat Bill To Embolden The Enemy Passes

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Joe Biotech........What's This?

I love stuff like this........and if you are a victim of a poorly trained phlebotomist, you'll like this even's a vein finder! If you live near the Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Hospitals you're in luck. In February, they became the first institution to begin wide-spread use of this new technology. Here's the press release . . .

It's A Disease I Tell 'Ya.....Liberalism That Is

The Surge is surging, the America-hating morons can't stand it and they are coming out of the woodwork.......moronic offsets for Sean Penn.

h/t Flopping Aces , which btw, has the coolest home page.

Today in History....March 27

On this day in …

* 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida

* 1794, Congress approved "An Act to provide a Naval Armament" of six armed ships

* 1964, Alaska was rocked by a powerful earthquake that killed 131 people

* 1968, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the earth, died in a plane crash

* 1996, an Israeli court convicted Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's confessed assassin of murder, then sentenced former law student Yigal Amir to life in prison

* 1997, Dexter King, son of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., met with James Earl Ray, the man in prison for the older King's assassination. Ray denied having had anything to do with the shooting, to which King replied, "I believe you."

* 2002, 29 Israelis were killed in a suicide bombing during a Passover Seder in Netanya, Israel. ALSO: A gunman killed eight members of the Nanterre city council outside Paris; a suspect killed himself the next day while in police custody

* 2006, Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified at his federal trial that he was supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House

Monday, March 26, 2007

Exchange Jimmuh For The Brits

Rush had another great idea....offer up Jimmuh for the 15 captured British Navy studs.

Jimmy Carter is proud of the mistakes he made in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. He brags to this day of how he talked tough to the mullahs, conveying the message quietly that if any of the hostages were harmed, he would blockade Iran’s ports. He froze the Iranian government’s assets in the United Sattes and began what was essentially ransom negotiations with kidnappers.

Carter’s resolve not to do anything sent a clear message to Iran: It’s party time with American prestige and power in the world. The 53 hostages came home alive, and thousands of people have died since as a direct result of Iran’s boldness and deceit, including hundreds of Americans murdered in cold blood. (more…)

Editorial Cartoonist, Joel Barbee, Prominently Featured Here on Joe Gringo...

....lands on WorldNetDaily!!

As SoCal's......and one of the world's premier editorial cartoonist's and radio talk show guests, Joel Barbee gets some well deserved "pub".

Yours truly gets sneak previews of his work, ........Joel Barbee reveals what happens when the 'Governator' meets 'Alien', also, doesn't hurt he's nearly family, he's the 'bro of my brothers' father-in-law.

Today's Narco News: "Venezuela is a drug dealers' temple"

The latest in narco news comes from a captured Colombian capo, Luis Hernando Gómez Bustamante, who stated recently "Venezuela has become a temple for drug dealers. There is a union of Venezuelans, Colombians and Brazilians. Drug dealing is very easy for no one gets prosecuted."

This is of course not surprising to the seasoned observer, and although the headline may be catchy fact is Venezuela is a narcoterrorists' paradise since Hugo Chavez came to power in 1998. This is the second instance in a rather short period of time in which a top narco dealer fingers Chavezland as a haven, however the argument that no one gets prosecuted in Venezuela merits some clarification. Indeed no crook gets prosecuted in Chavez's mobocracy, only political foes do.

April Fools Day Joke

If you've been on the brunt end of past April Fools Day jokes, now it's your turn.

Take your spouse, a good friend or a family member and go stop off at a convenience store this Saturday, go in and buy something like a drink and then make sure you buy a lottery ticket......make sure they know you bought a lottery ticket. Now, early the next morning, Sunday April 1st, get up and check the winning numbers from the previous night and then proceed to the nearest place and buy a lottery ticket and choose the winning numbers from the previous nights drawing. Slyly take the ticket you just bought and put it near the Sunday paper and ask your spouse or whoever what the winning numbers were......heh heh, you get the picture.

Good luck.

Today in History....March 26

On this day in …

* 1804, the Louisiana Purchase was divided into the Territory of Orleans and the District of Louisiana

* 1885, Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company in Rochester, New York, begins manufacturing the first movie film. The company was the first to produce, manufacture, and market reels of continuous film

* 1917, the Seattle Metropolitans became the first U.S. team to win the Stanley Cup as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens

* 1937, a 6-foot-tall concrete statue of the cartoon character Popeye was unveiled during the Second Annual Spinach Festival in Crystal City, Texas

* 1941, Italy attacks the British fleet at Suda Bay, Crete, using detachable warheads to sink a British cruiser. This was the first time manned torpedoes had been employed in naval warfare, adding a new weapon to the world's navies' arsenals

* 1953, American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio. In 1952 -- an epidemic year for polio -- there were 58,000 new cases reported in the United States, and more than 3,000 died from the disease. For promising eventually to eradicate the disease, which is known as "infant paralysis" because it mainly affects children, Dr. Salk was celebrated as the great doctor-benefactor of his time

* 1958, the U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, Explorer 3

* 1971, East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh

* 1979, a peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House

* 1982, groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

* 1997, the bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate techno-religious cult who had committed suicide were found inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

* 2002, Yasser Arafat, ym"sh, decided not to attend a key Arab summit in Beirut, Lebanon; his Cabinet accused Israel of trying to "blackmail" the Palestinian leader with tough conditions for allowing him to go

* 2006, an Afghan court dismissed the case against Abdul Rahman, who was facing possible execution for converting from Islam to Christianity

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Off To Los Angeles, Back Sunday

Meeting with Gov. Schwarzeneggar, need to straighten him out......actually, going to a wedding in El Segundo and will spend time near the agua next to Manhattan Beach with the Mrs.

Are You Ready To Change The Way You Live?

This was on Laura Ingraham's show this morning..... it's now on YouTube, Al Gore was asked if he's ready to change the way he lives to make less of an impact on global warming. The answer? No.

I heard the whole exchange, Mr. Bullsh*t could not give a Yes or a No to any questions. He's a hypocrite, a liar and is so in love with himself it's not only embarrassing, it's kinda funny.

An Interesting Possibility

New questions about the link between Saddam and al Qaeda.

Does Khalid Sheik Mohammed's confession raise new questions about a link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda?

Today in History....March 23

On this day in …

* 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the American colonies. (The Act was repealed the following year.)

* 1820, U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with Commodore James Barron near Washington, D.C.

* 1882, Congress outlawed polygamy

* 1933, during Prohibition, President Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal

* 1946, the British mandate in Transjordan came to an end

* 1972, Congress sent the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. (It fell three states short of the 38 needed for approval.)

* 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of "The Flying Wallendas" high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto Rico

* 1987, a garbage barge, carrying 3,200 tons of refuse, left Islip, N.Y., on a six-month journey in search of a place to unload. (The barge was turned away by several states and three other countries until space was found back in Islip.)

* 1997, a day after a practitioner of that "religion of peace"
killed three women in a Tel Aviv suicide bombing, Israeli troops clashed with hundreds of Palestinians in Hebron. ALSO: Tara Lipinski, at age 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest women's world figure skating champion

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Today in History....March 21

On this day in …

* 1804, the French civil code, or the "Code Napoleon" as it was later called, was adopted

* 1907, U.S. Marines arrived in Honduras to protect American lives and interests in the wake of political violence

* 1946, the United Nations set up temporary headquarters at Hunter College in New York

* 1957, President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan began a four-day conference in Bermuda

* 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.

* 1979, the Egyptian Parliament unanimously approved a peace treaty with Israel

* 1997, President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin wrapped up their summit in Helsinki, Finland, still deadlocked over NATO expansion, but able to agree on slashing nuclear weapons arsenals. ALSO: A practitioner of that "religion of peace" blew himself up in Tel Aviv, killing three Israeli women

* 2006, President Bush predicted American forces would remain in Iraq for years and that it would be up to a future president to decide when to bring them all home

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Grand Canyon Skywalk Opens

Now THAT sounds like a fun trick to pull.........
Grand Canyon Skywalk opens deep divide - Los Angeles Times

Wow, a double dose of referencing the LA Times, here and the post below, a first here.......anyway, a photo gallery of Grand Canyon West's Skywalk. This ought to give you a nice perspective of this structure........

The "Magic Negro" To The Rescue

What is the LA Times thinking to give space on its op/ed page to this insulting, ridiculous and inappropriate article that characterizes Barack Obama as "the magic negro"?

It seems that the author's point was to argue that Barack Obama is being given something of a pass because he is black -- because Americans are eager to find a black candidate that they like and can support. Whatever the merits of that argument (if that is, in fact, the argument), however, they are completely undermined by the needlessly provocative and unfortunate language in which the author has chosen to couch them.

If Barack is the "magic negro," then what is Condoleezza Rice? And what kind of "negroes" are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? The very inquiry points up the pernicious nature of the entire topic -- and one has to wonder what the people at the LA Times are thinking to allow such rubbish to appear in its pages.

Today in History....March 20

On this day in …

* 1345, according to scholars at the University of Paris, the Black Death is created from what they call "a triple conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in the 40th degree of Aquarius, occurring on the 20th of March 1345". The Black Death, also known as the Plague, swept across Europe, the Middle East and Asia during the 14th century, leaving an estimated 25 million dead in its wake

* 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris after escaping his exile on Elba, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule

* 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential novel about slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was first published

* 1915, just two days after its navy suffered a demoralizing defeat against Turkish forces at the Dardanelles, the British government signs a secret agreement with Russia regarding the hypothetical post-World War I division of the former Ottoman Empire

* 1945, the 14th Army, under British Gen. William J. Slim, captures the Burmese city of Mandalay from the Japanese, bringing the Allies one step closer to liberating all of Burma

* 1953, the Soviet government announces that Nikita Khrushchev has been selected as one of five men named to the new office of Secretariat of the Communist Party. Khrushchev's selection was a crucial first step in his rise to power in the Soviet Union-an advance that culminated in Khrushchev being named secretary of the Communist Party in September 1953, and premier in 1958

* 1956, union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp

* 1977, voters in Paris chose former French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac to be the French capital's first mayor in more than a century

* 1995, in Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the poisonous gas sarin were leaked on five separate subway trains by Aum Shinrikyo cult members

* 1997, President Clinton and Boris Yeltsin opened talks in Helsinki, Finland, on the issue of NATO expansion. ALSO: Liggett Group, the maker of Chesterfield cigarettes, settled 22 state lawsuits by agreeing to warn on every pack that smoking is addictive and admitting the industry markets cigarettes to teenagers

* 2002, Three days ahead of a visit by President Bush, a car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Embassy in Lima, killing 10 people. ALSO:
Seven Israelis died when a practitioner of that "religion of peace"
blew himself up in a packed bus. AND: Congress approved the most far-reaching changes to the nation's campaign finance system since the Watergate era. AND: Accounting firm Arthur Andersen pleaded not guilty to charges it had shredded documents and deleted computer files related to Enron. (Andersen was later found guilty of obstruction of justice; it received probation and was fined

Monday, March 19, 2007

Today in History....March 19

On this day in …

* 1917, the Supreme Court, in Wilson v. New, upheld the eight-hour work day for railroad workers

* 1918, Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time

* 1931, Nevada Gov. Fred B. Balzar signed a measure legalizing casino gambling

* 1945, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, issued his so-called "Nero Decree,"
ordering the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands. ALSO: During World War II, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber attacked the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan; the ship, however, was saved

* 1951, Herman Wouk's World War II novel "The Caine Mutiny" was first published

* 1979, the U.S. House of Representatives began televising its day-to-day business

* 2003, President Bush ordered the start of war against Iraq.
(Because of the time difference, it was early March 20 in Iraq.)

* 1997, following the withdrawal of Anthony Lake, President Clinton nominated acting CIA Director George Tenet to head the nation's spy agency. ALSO: President Clinton departed Washington for his summit in Helsinki, Finland, with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. AND:
Artist Willem de Kooning, considered one of the 20th century's greatest painters, died in East Hampton, N.Y., at age 92

* 2002, U.S. intelligence analyst Ana Belen Montes pleaded guilty in federal court to spying for Cuba; she was later sentenced to 25 years in prison

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Make sure you go to the "3TV Local News" part of the web page, and use the scroll bar to access, thanks Angel... UPDATE......go to the tab "GMAZ News Desk", and click on "Friday March 16"

Go here to see local news channel on friends Bill and Abby Simpkins regarding the post blow. then go to the right side of the page under "3TV Local News", scroll down to Heartbroken father extends gratitude to community

Friday, March 16, 2007

Fellow Arizonans, Watch Channel 3 News Tonight

As I have posted a few times here, good friend and co-worker Abby Simpkins and husband Bill, lost their 6 year old daughter Emma last March 26 in a tragic accident in front of their house.
Channel 3 News is doing a spot on them and promoting a 5K run they are putting on called Emma's Run. Go here to donate to "We Care in Anthem" an organization that helps family's in times of grave need.

So for Bill Simpkins, and make a donation if you can, their goal is $10,000. Right now they are at $8,529.

Use this link to make a donation or sign up for the 5K, or if you don't want to run, you can get a T-shirt:

I Have Solved The Global Warming Problem!

Just send Al Gore to the affected places...........haven't you noticed that wherever Al Gore goes to give a speech on global warming, he gets snowed in? I'd like to see the mathematical correlation between Al Gore's appearance and plunging temperatures.

Quoting General Patton: "Let me not mourn for those who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived."

There is an incredible story of dedication and committment in today's Detroit News:

It's been more than three years and 100 funerals since John "Skip" Bushart buried his 22-year-old son, one of Michigan's first casualties in the Iraq war...He and friend John Dearing, whose son also died in Iraq, vow to continue attending the funerals of Michigan sons and daughters who die as a result of the war, and to present their families with flags.

They also have another mission -

And they're working to have monuments erected in the hometown of every fallen Michiganian.

These two gentlemen are the embodiment of that concept and are doing a great deal to keep their sons' memories alive and the others from Michigan who have been killed in action. Additionally, Mr. Bushart is executive director of the Michigan chapter of Lest They Be Forgotten, a group dedicated to the memory of the fallen. Visit the website and do what you can.

h/t OP FOR

Today in History....March 16

On this day in …

* 1802, Congress authorized the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

* 1909, the purchase of movie rights becomes standard industry practice following a federal court's decision in Harper and Bros.
vs. Kalem Co. that the movie studio's 1907 production of Ben-Hur, filmed without the author's permission, was a copyright violation.
Kalem paid the author's estate $25,000 in damages

* 1915, the Federal Trade Commission began operations

* 1926, rocket science pioneer Robert H. Goddard successfully tested the first liquid-fueled rocket, in Auburn, Mass.

* 1935, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, decided to break the military terms set by the Treaty of Versailles

* 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was declared secured by the Allies

* 1978, Italian politician Aldo Moro was kidnapped by left-wing terrorists, who later murdered him.

* 1984, the CIA station chief in Beirut, William Buckley, was kidnapped by practitioners of that "religion of peace"; he died in captivity

* 1985, the chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, Terry Anderson, was abducted in Beirut by practitioners of that "religion of peace"; he was released in December 1991

* 2002, terrorists killed Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino, a prominent critic of Colombia's leftist guerrillas, in Cali

* 2006, Iraq's new parliament met briefly for the first time

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Separated At Birth? Rosie O'-My-God-I-Am-A-Total-Idiot Defends Khalid Shaikh Mohammed - Blasts US!

Rosie O'Mush-for-brains: Don't fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers."

Rosie O'Donnell says that says that terrorists like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, seen here holding up the head of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, aren't treated like "humans" but instead are "treated like animals."

Maybe because they are you freakin' imbecile!

Rosie O'Pig jumps the shark, gets bitten in the arse........then the shark dies of food poisoning.

Rosie you are a pig, a traitor, and if the people at "A View" don't fire you, you better fear for your life. NewsBusters is covering this outrage.

Today in History....March 15

On this day in …

* 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere

* 1820, Maine became the 23rd state

* 1913, President Wilson held the first open presidential news conference

* 1944, during World War II, Allied bombers again raided German-held Monte Cassino

* 1977, the U.S. House of Representatives began a 90-day test to determine the feasibility of showing its sessions on television

* 2002, a Houston jury spared Andrea Yates' life after prosecutors stopped short of demanding the death penalty for the tormented mother who'd drowned her five children in the bathtub. (Yates was sentenced to life in prison; however, she was later acquitted by reason of insanity in a retrial.)

* 2006, Saddam Hussein, testifying for the first time in his trial, called on Iraqis to stop killing each other and instead fight U.S.
troops; the judge reprimanded him for making a rambling, political speech and ordered the TV cameras switched off

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Time To Gloat

May sound vain, but I don't care, was named a Partner 2 weeks ago, and as of 1 hour ago.......Vice President, Joe VP, things are rockin'.

Will make the rounds in a day or so.

The Top 10 Pro-Iranian Movies We Could Have Made Instead Of "300"

From Right Wing News , update...folks, this is funny, the link at the bottom is full of great stuff

Apparently, the crazies that run Iran weren't too happy with the movie "300." In fact, Javad Shamqadri, an art advisor to Iran's Islamo-Fascist, holocaust denying President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said that 300 was "part of a comprehensive U.S. psychological war aimed at Iranian culture." Yeah, we should be so organized.

Anyway, in the "spirit of cultural generosity," Kate, with some help from her readers, Small Dead Animals tried to come up with some film ideas that would make the Iranian leaders happy and luckily for all of you, she gave permission for me to do a top 10 list comprised on those selections here at Right Wing News.

So, without further ado, here are the top 10 pro-Iranian films we could have made instead of "300."

10) Ahmednegeddon
9) Fellowship of the Fatwa
8) One Blew Up Over The Mullah's Nest
7) 4 Beheadings And A Funeral
6) Fatwa Gump
5) Death to Smoochy the Infidel
4) Brokeback Fatwa
3) Harold and Kumar go to White Castle to behead the Infidels.
2) Throw Israel From The Train
1) Indiana Jones & IN THE NAME OF ALLAH WE SHALL AVENGE THE LAST CRUSADE. Peace be upon you.

UPDATE: these are responses/comments on this from Right Wing News :

-Raiders of the Lost Akbar
-The 40 Year Old Mullah (who married a 9 year old)
-Martyring Private Ryan
-Empire of the Sand
-The Iraqi Horror Picture Show
-Planes, Trains and Automobile Bombs
-Dirty Rotten Zionists
-The Good, The Bad and The Infidel
-Dude, Where's My Car Bomb
-Bomb With the Wind
-The Scent of a Goat
-West Bank Story
-Camel Lot
-Honey, I Martyred the Kids
-Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jihad
-Jew Wars: Return of the Jihadi
-The Way We War
-Dances With Camels

the list goes on...... go here for an update.

Joe Junior, A Perfect 10

Time flies, our oldest kid turns 10 today!

When the Mrs. was 6 months pregnant with him, we had a close call, she had a fever of 104, dropped to 94 and back up....down....up....down, took her to Chandler Hospital, took out her appendix, that didn't do the trick, she was then air-evacuated by helicopter to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix and spent the next 4 days in critical care. After being seen by a Cardiologist, an Infectious Disease Specialist and other specialists, the Mrs. and our son came out fine, and he was born 3 months later.

The cool son just got bitten by a bug........the golfing bug, he's hooked and I couldn't be happier. We're teeing it up today!

Today in History....March 14

On this day in …

* 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized America's cotton industry

* 1900, Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act

* 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an executive order designed to prevent Japanese laborers from immigrating to the United States as part of a "gentlemen's agreement" with Japan

* 1923, President Harding became the first chief executive to file an income tax report

* 1939, the republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation of Czech areas and the separation of Slovakia

* 1951, during the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul

* 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy

* 1965, Israel's cabinet formally approved establishment of diplomatic relations with West Germany

* 2002, the government charged the Arthur Andersen accounting firm with obstruction of justice, securing its first indictment in the collapse of Enron. ALSO: Serbia and Montenegro signed a historic accord to radically restructure their federation, dropping the name "Yugoslavia" and granting greater autonomy to prevent the country's final breakup

* 2006, Israel raided a jail in the Jericho, seizing six terrorists, after the new Hamas-led "Palestinian" government said it would release the men

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Joe Smart

It's time for a quick math quiz, so easy an eight year old can do it without pencil and paper. Well, if the eight year old goes on to win the Fields Medal and MacArthur Fellowship, anyway.

On July 16, 1983, a day before Terence Tao's eighth birthday, Ken Clements, an expert on the education of mathematically gifted children, visited the boy's home to evaluate his abilities. As part of the evaluation, he gave Terry the following set of written questions. Terry answered orally, without writing anything down. All of his answers were correct.

h/t InstaPundit

Today in History....March 13

On this day in …

* 1868, for the first time in U.S. history, the impeachment trial of an American president gets underway in the U.S. Senate. President Andrew Johnson, reviled by the Republican-dominated Congress for his views on Reconstruction, stood accused of having violated the controversial Tenure of Office Act, passed by Congress over his veto in 1867

* 1881, Czar Alexander II, the ruler of Russia since 1855, is killed in the streets of St. Petersburg by a bomb thrown by a member of the revolutionary "People's Will" group. The People's Will, organized in 1879, employed terrorism and assassination in their attempt to overthrow Russia's czarist autocracy. They murdered officials and made several attempts on the czar's life before finally assassinating him

* 1925, a law went into effect in Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution

* 1933, banks began to reopen after a "holiday" declared by President Roosevelt

* 1964, bar manager Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her New York City home; the case generated controversy over charges that Genovese's neighbors had failed to respond to her cries for help

* 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module

* 1996, a gunman burst into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opened fire on a class of kindergartners, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself

* 1997, a Jordanian soldier -- a practitioner of that "religion of peace" -- fired on Israeli junior high school girls on a field trip, killing seven of them. (The soldier, Corp. Ahmed Daqamseh, was later sentenced by a military court to life in prison.) ALSO: In a southern Egyptian village, four masked militants -- practitioners of that "religion of peace" -- shot and killed 14 people before escaping

* 2002, President Bush declared at a news conference that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was a menace "and we're going to deal with him," and said Osama bin Laden had been reduced to a marginal figure in the war on terrorism

Monday, March 12, 2007

Image of the Day

The Shadow Wolves

I absolutely love stuff like this:

An elite group of Native American trackers is joining the hunt for terrorists crossing Afghanistan's borders.

Their motto: "In brightest day, in darkest night, no evil shall escape my sight, for I am the Shadow Wolf."

If Bin Laden is still alive, this is going to make one hell of a great movie.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Surge is succeeding.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Flip Flopping Is A Liberal Disease......You're Gonna Love This One

A HISTORY LESSON ON IRAQ, for those who need a reminder of what Democrats were saying a few years ago.

Was going to comment on the new Newt affair, I was even thinking about a New-dy ticket (how do you think that would go over?), Newt and Rudy.......there's some leadership right there. I like Newt, but me thinks he is unelectable, the negatives outweigh the positives......too bad. Ace of Spades lays it out.............

Lot of dirty laundry coming out. It's nice that he admitted it.

People may like Gingrich -- I do, mostly -- but be aware of his ginormous negatives.

Let's say he does run. Let's say he wins the nomination.

29-49 positive-negative, for net minus twenty negative.

For sake of comparison, Rudy's is 64-21 (net plus 43) and even Hillary!'s is 54-42 (net plus 12).

That's a hard row to hoe, my friends.

I have a theory about so many people don't like Gingrich: a certain anti-intellectual impulse that much of the American populace shares. (Including me.) Not a bias against intelligence per se, but intellectualism specifically, theorism, "book-larnin'," what have you. Clinton was whip-smart, but he was perceived, I think, as a political animal and a practically-minded one, and, thanks to his endless infidelities, definitely a man of the flesh rather than one of the mind.
And Gingrich just isn't a guy you can mistake for "just good folks." He's a brainy, smart-mouthed, silver-tongued Harvard-type who just happens to be a firebrand ideological conservative, laying claim to two archetypes the American people don't seem to like all that much.

When George W. Bush got defeated in his run for Congress, way back in the '70's, it was partly because his opponent painted him as a Yale-educated carpet-bagging fancypants braniac from up northaways. (No, really.)

He vowed he'd never get "out-Bubba'd" again.

Gingrich just has no Bubba in him, except for the somewhat ample waist and interest in the Civil War.

Could be that, or, you know, the relentless shellacking he took from the liberal media throughout his tenure. Yeah, that $450,000 advance for his book in a fair auction at which several mega-publishers were bidding... that sure looked crooked to the media.

Hillary!'s multimillion dollar advance as a just-elected Senator? Not so much. Not so much.

Quote of the Day

"It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces,
and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers! In fact, I discovered
by reading newspapers that these editor/geniuses plainly saw all my
strategic defects from the start, yet failed to inform me until it was too

Accordingly, I'm readily willing to yield my command to these
obviously superior intellects, and I'll, in turn, do my best for the Cause
by writing editorials - after the fact."

Robert E. Lee, 1863

h/t VinbergWoodstein

A Little Bit 'o English Kerfuffle

Kerfuffle backwards is spanish for m-f'er ;-)
I'm going to do a podcast one day.....and use my talking backwards skill.........I know, kinda weird, but kinda fun. It'll sort of freak you out.

This is from Antone in Seattle, thanks 'bro!

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one loose tooth, 2 leese teeth? One index, 2 indices?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend, that you comb through annals of history but not a single annal? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preacher praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? If you wrote a letter, perhaps you bote your tongue?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo or a truck by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways? Lift a thumb to thumb a lift? Table a plan in order to plan a table?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and wise guy are opposites? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike? How can a person be "pretty ugly?"

How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another. Have you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent? Have you ever seen a horseful carriage or a strapful gown? Met a sung hero or experienced requited love? Have you ever run into someone who was combobulated, gruntled, ruly or peccable? And where are all those people who *are* spring chickens or who would actually hurt a fly?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm clock goes off by going on. Why is "crazy man" an insult, while to insert a comma and say "crazy, man!" is a compliment (as when applauding a jazz performance.)

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn't a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it.

Today in History....March 9

On this day in …

* 1796, the future emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, married Josephine de Beauharnais. (The couple divorced in 1809.)

* 1907, Indiana's General Assembly passed America's first involuntary sterilization law, one that was aimed at "confirmed criminals, idiots, imbeciles, and rapists" in state custody. (More than 30 states ended up passing compulsory sterilization laws that were eventually overturned or repealed.)

* 1916, Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, N.M., killing 18 Americans

* 1933, Congress, called into special session by President Roosevelt, began its 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation

* 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched bomb attacks against Japan, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths

* 1954, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's anti-Communism campaign on an episode of "See It Now"

* 1977, about a dozen armed Hanafi practitioners of that "religion of peace" invaded three buildings in Washington, killing one person and taking more than 130 hostages. The siege ended two days later

* 1987, Chrysler Corp. announced it had agreed to buy the financially ailing American Motors Corp.

* 2002, the space shuttle Columbia's astronauts released the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit after five days of repairs. ALSO: Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the 1960s black power radical formerly known as H.
Rap Brown, was convicted of murder in the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy in Atlanta. (Al-Amin was sentenced to life without

* 2006, bowing to ferocious opposition in Congress, a Dubai-owned company relinquished its quest to take over operations at U.S. ports

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Democrats Hold A NASCAR Hatefest

h/t GatewayPundit

The Leftist double standard is endless. You are not allowed to look crosseyed at a black or a homosexual but you can insult white NASCAR fans all you like, apparently.

Some Democrat lawmakers speaking in the legislature of Washington State recently described NASCAR fans as “toothless, white trash rednecks” and said of them “These people are not the kind of people you would want living next door to you. They’d be the ones with the junky cars in the front yard and would try to slip around the law.”

They call Richard Petty a drunk and Nascar fans toothless, white trash rednecks! and the video is here.

Tiger Woods.......For Governor, Senator or..President??...........Don't Laugh

Make that President, Tiger doesn't settle for 2nd best. Don't discount it one day. Say what you want about Tiger (I love the guy) he has a mind of steel, ice runs through his veins and is just a flat out winner. There is no BS with this guy, it's all about winning, and nobody does it better than Tiger.

Maybe "Pops" was right, his father Earl Woods had this to say about his son.... "he will transcend this game and bring to the world a humanitarianism which has never been known before. He's qualified through his ethnicity to accomplish miracles. I don't know exactly yet what form this will take but yes, he is a chosen one. The world is just getting a taste of his power".

Heavy stuff.

And best of all: He's a Republican. Tiger has made several trips to Fort Bragg to visit the troops, even did a 2 week stint there, training with the military. His father did multiple tours in Vietnam and was a Green Beret. Check this out......Tiger Woods to host PGA tribute to TROOPS.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After dominating the golf world for the last decade, is Tiger Woods considering a foray into politics?

The professional golfer, who was in Washington on Wednesday to officially announce that his foundation will host a golf tournament in the Washington area next summer, did not dismiss the possibility he might one day have political aspirations.

Asked at a National Press Club event if a political future was in the cards, the 31 year-old did not rule it out, saying he has had experience "meeting influential people in the political arena" but does not know where his "future lies."

In a Townhall column last month, Herman Cain suggested 2016 as the date for a Tiger run. I respectfully disagree. As a fan of the game, I want to give him plenty of time to rack up his 25 or 30 majors, which he'll be doing well into his 40s. For all of the political junkies out there, how about eight more years to speculate about Tigermania.

Here's the plan: Woods wins the 2023 Masters at 47 (Nicklaus was 46 when he last won at Augusta) which is just the lead-in he needs to launch his exploratory committee. It'll be a late start -- but look at it this way: raising money won't be a problem for him.

The next JFK/Jackie Onasis?

Today in History....March 8

On this day in …

* 1854, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese

* 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) rammed and sank the USS Cumberland and inflicted heavy damage on the USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Va.

* 1917, the U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. ALSO: Russia's "February Revolution" (so called because of the Old Style calendar being used by Russians at the
time) began with rioting and strikes in Petrograd

* 1965, the United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam, about 3,500 Marines sent to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nang

* 1997, President Clinton, in keeping with his push for private businesses and churches to hire off welfare rolls, ordered federal agencies to do the same

* 2002, Kmart Corp. announced the closing of 284 stores and elimination of 22,000 jobs. ALSO: The U.S. Senate passed a bill cutting taxes and extending unemployment benefits

* 2006, Iran threatened the United States with "harm and pain" if the U.S. tried to use the U.N. Security Council to punish Tehran for its suspect nuclear program

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Egyptian Newspaper: Obama and Hillary Are Proof Of The Decline Of Western Civilization

Well, they kinda, sorta got that right, sorta.....I'm talking from a political POV, you know what I mean. In their minds progress is bad, living in the past with no progress is good.

Caption above the pictures of Obama and Hillary reads,

“‘Hillary’ and ‘Obama’ – A Woman and a Negro are Participating in the Campaign for the American Presidency”

The religious man in the foreground is saying: "This is another sign of the collapse of the Western civilization"

This cartoon was published in the second oldest daily newspaper in the Arab world, Al-Ahram published in Egypt.

42% Of México's Prison Imates Are Innocent

México has got it all, the beaches, weather, mountains, culture, the chicks, some kick-butt caballero's (cowboys), the food, tequila...........México also has the narco's and corruption.........this just in time for the Spring Breakers out there, Mark in México has this....

This is a bit of a shocker. The Open Society Institute, which has conducted studies in over 60 countries, along with Mexico's own Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo (CIDAC), says that Mexico's prisons are filled, on average, to 130% of capacity with some at 300% of capacity. What's worse, 42% (90,000 inmates) of those in prison in Mexico have never been sentenced. They are legally innocent.

And the reason they've never been sentenced is usually because there is not enough evidence to convict them. So the prosecutors never call their cases. The inmates have no lawyers representing them to force the issue. So they are forgotten.

The OSI says that judges are loathe to release a possibly guilty person, prosecutors are given quotas of jailed persons to fill and police likewise have weekly and monthly quotas. This results, says the OSI, in police and prosecutors going through the paperwork formalities of multiple arrests for basically the same crime. OSI cites as a common example the arrest of someone for armed robbery. Then paperwork is filled out and the person, from behind bars, is arrested again for carrying an illegal weapon.

This results in a judge, or sometimes multiple judges, seeing an inmate in court once for one crime, then sometime later for another crime, instead of hearing all the charges at the same time which resulted from one arrest only. More paperwork, more bureaucracy. It's so bad in the courts, says OCI, that judges cannot physically hear all of the cases assigned to their courts. Because most courts still use typewriters to record proceedings, the proceedings last for hours. Judges end up having secretaries or even unqualified "stand-ins" fill in for them when they are too exhausted to continue holding court.

OSI says that, in spite of the judges', or the stand-ins', reluctance to release possibly guilty persons for lack of evidence, some 40,000 arrested people are released every year for lack of evidence against them. I would assume that this lucky 40,000 all had access to lawyers. For those without resources sufficient to hire lawyers to spring them from trumped up charges, it's just like in Russia -- tough Shishitski.

And inside the prisons life is hell. The prisons, according to OSI, are run by the inmates. Crime inside the prisons is much higher than on the streets. Murder and suicide rates inside the prisons run between 8 and 9 times higher than on the streets.

OSI says that Mexican prisons are "warehouses for human beings where any type of rehabilitation is unthinkable." "They are rife with corruption and lack health and hygiene sufficient for human survival."

The OSI charges that the prison system, "has been used irrationaly and indiscriminately and is a pillar of a crime policy made desperate by a justice system swamped by the crime phenomena and the citizenry's demand for security."

It's the Queen of Hearts approach to crime fighting. "Off with their heads."

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I Just Went Back In Time To Look Into The Future

- From Drudge, Will a blood clot force Cheney to step down?
- From InstaPundit, Mark Daniels wonders if Dick Cheney will resign.

......and on August 24, 2005 and crossed linked to February 27, 2006, Joe Gringo posted "Cheney To Retire After Mid-Term Elections?

My predictions are bit different now, still wouldn't be surprised if Cheney steps down, and according to Sun Bigan, China's special envoy to the Middle East says Pres. Bush appoints Condi Rice as VP replacing Dick Cheney and John Negroponte replaces Rice. Sun Bigan has come to some surprising conclusions concerning the future of the Iranian nuclear impasse--and the embattled Bush administration.

Bigan, who has been encouraging Iran to negotiate a face-saving settlement of the nuclear issue, is said to believe that conditions are ripe for a diplomatic breakthrough in the wake of the North Korean disarmament deal. Bigan's view, according to a China Confidential, is that the six-party agreement and subsequent deescalation of rhetoric between The Norks and Washington has seriously undercut the administration's "pro-war" faction, headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, and strengthened the peace-preserving power of the State Department. Bigan believes the Rice for Cheney, Negroponte for Rice swap is going to take place........interesting times.

Anyway, I wrote August 24, 2005........

How's this for a possibility? Cheney will step down in 2007, citing health reasons, Bush will appoint Guliani as VP. Why? The 2008 elections would be the first time in over 50 years that the incumbent party would not have anyone running for Pres., and I don't think Cheney has it in him for another 8 years (even though I would vote for him).

Democrat nominees:Pres. - HillaryVP - Gov. Bill Richardson or Sen Evan Bayh

Richardson brings a lot of Washington DC experience, his recent moves on immigration may prove to a big plus for him, considering neither party has done anything on this all too important topic.Many Democrats may see Evan Bayh as just the candidate they need in the wake of Kerry's recent loss. He is a strong Democrat from a solidly "red" state, i.e., he was overwhelmingly elected to a second term as senator even as George W. Bush overwhelmingly carried his state in the presidential election (as all Republican candidates have in recent presidential elections).Can't wait to see Kerry, Gore, Howard Dean and John Edwards campaign strategy in 2008, what a pack of crap this group is.Guliani wins. Hillary is too polarizing and a socialist.

It's fun to see what has transpired since.......John Kerry pulls a...well, a Jon Carrey, among all of the stellar inventions of Al Gore, he invents Global Warming and is in a movie that wins an Oscar on global warming yet all of the leftoid dork-bats think he is the winning recipient, even if he was, so what, you won't remember it a year from now. What picture won Best Picture 2 years ago?

See I told you.

John Edwards is called a faggot by Ann Coulter and Howie Dean is just fun to look at and reminisce about just how dang close he came to being the 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate........"YYYYYYeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhrrrrrrr!"

Joe Cultural Crusader

We do it all here.....a little culture to fill your day.....heard this on Bill Bennett's radio show this morning

Poem, "When," by Wajeha al-Huwaider (who, btw is an Arab)-

When you cannot find a single garden in your city, but there is a mosque on every corner - you know that you are in an Arab country.

When you see people living in the past with all the trappings of modernity - do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country.

When religion has control over science - you can be sure that you are in an Arab country.

When clerics are referred to as "scholars" - don't be astonished, you are in an Arab country.

When you see the ruler transformed into a demigod who never dies or relinquishes his power, and nobody is permitted to criticize - do not be too upset, you are in an Arab country.

When you find that the large majority of people oppose freedom and find joy in slavery - do not be too distressed, you are in an Arab country.

When you hear the clerics saying that democracy is heresy, but seizing every opportunity provided by democracy to grab high positions - do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country. ...

When you discover that a woman is worth half of what a man is worth, or less - do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country. ...

When land is more important than human beings - you are in an Arab country. ...

When fear constantly lives in the eyes of the people - you can be certain you are in an Arab country."

Today in HIstory....March 6

On this day in …

* 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege

* 1896, Charles B. King tested his automobile on the streets of Detroit, Michigan, becoming the first man to drive a car in the Motor City

* 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. Now the most common drug in household medicine cabinets, acetylsalicylic acid was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees.
In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine, beginning in ancient Greece when Hippocrates used it to relieve pain and fever. Known to doctors since the mid-19thcentury, it was used sparingly due to its unpleasant taste and tendency to damage the stomach

* 1933, a nationwide bank holiday declared by President Roosevelt went into effect

* 1944, U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II

* 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News"

* 1997, a gunman stole a $1 million Picasso portrait ("Tete de
Femme") from a London gallery. (The painting was recovered and two suspects arrested a week later.) ALSO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site. AND: China introduced new laws to bolster its campaigns against dissent, ethnic separatism and subversive Western ideals

* 2002, independent Counsel Robert Ray issued his final report in which he wrote that former President Clinton could have been indicted and probably would have been convicted in the scandal involving former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. ALSO: Federal regulators approved the proposed $22 billion merger of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp

* 2006, South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation banning most abortions in his state (abortion-rights groups were able to get enough signatures to put the measure to a vote, and the ban was rejected in the November election)

Monday, March 05, 2007

Hillary the Hick

Back in the groove......a week or so away from the blogosphere is like.........well a week away from the blogospere, anyway......... she spent all that time in Arkansas and this is the best she could do to fake a southern accent?

Man, just when I thought I couldn't stand this hag any more than I previously thought, she goes out and lowers the bar even more.

Today in History....March 5

On this day in …

* 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who'd been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, killing five people

* 1868, the Senate was organized into a Court of Impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson

* 1933, in German parliamentary elections, the Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote, enabling it to join with the Nationalists to gain a slender majority in the Reichstag

* 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Said Churchill: "From Stettin in the Baltic, to Trieste in the Adriatic, an 'iron curtain' has descended across the continent, allowing police governments to rule Eastern Europe."

* 1953, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died at age 73 after 29 years in power

* 1970, a nuclear nonproliferation treaty went into effect after 43 nations ratified it

* 1997, Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox and Willie Wells Sr. were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. ALSO: North and South Korea met for the first time in 25 years to talk peace

* 2002, President Bush slapped punishing tariffs of 8 percent to 30 percent on several types of imported steel in an effort to aid the ailing U.S. industry. ALSO: California Congressman Gary Condit, dogged by the Chandra Levy scandal, lost a Democratic primary election to Dennis Cardoza

* 2004, Martha Stewart was convicted in New York of lying to the government about a stock sale; her ex-stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, also was found guilty. (Each later received a five-month prison

* 2006, AT&T Inc. announced it was buying BellSouth Corp., a big step toward resurrecting the old Ma Bell telephone system

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Back to Blogging in a few days.

Been buried, but just about done absorbing, planning and now in the implement stage, the cool thing about promotions...............looks like I'm going to the..................2008 Beijing.