Monday, December 31, 2007

A personal note here.........Mi Compadre, Oscar Galarza and his wife Irma are the God Parents to our 5 year old daughter Daniella, and the annual hosts of their usually awesome New Years Eve Party, is currently undergoing brain surgery as I type at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. Throw in a good word for him....they are great people, and he, a great guy.
UPDATE: After nearly 8 hours in surgery for a brain aneuryism, Mi Compadre Oscar is recovering and doing okay, thanks all for the kind offerings.

An Infidel's Insight Going Into 2008

...........or a gringo's, same damn thing 'ya know. For newer readers, be sure to read my piece after the 6th bullet point........btw...Happy New Year!

- I really hope Hillary lands the Democrat nomination for President, then we get to hear and watch her extract her foot out of her mouth (along with them ankles) when she tries to explain her quote to General David Petraeus regarding the successful SURGE........."I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief." What an absolute b*tch ....calling one of the most upstanding Generals ever pretty much a liar, this one WILL come back to bite her in the buttinksi.

- Your religion must be effed up when your dream of a worlwide caliphate can't even take hold in your region.

- Iraq, the worst and most dangerous state in the Middle East now has the possibility of becoming the best. Islamic radicalism in its abhorrent manifestations suffered a terrible defeat in Iraq, its frontline fighters killed en masse, its agendas rejected freely by Arab peoples, and its overall prestige lowered in the Islamic world — with beneficial repercussions from Libya to Lebanon.

-The question of oil and the war is largely forgotten. Critics once chanted “no blood for oil,” but they quieted when the price shot up and the Iraqis themselves profited enormously from it. Supporters of the war did not wish to prove that cheap, accessible oil was not the main reason to go to war by the painful reminder that its price is now disastrously high and imperils the economy of the United States.

- Bring this up tonight when everyone's having a few bebida's....... ask the folk if they remember why we invaded Iraq, in VDH's own words (BTW....he's a Democrat, the left's huge nightmare when it comes to clarity on the war) ....."After the victory of the 1991 Gulf War, a bipartisan consensus had emerged that Saddam Hussein had to be contained — by both arms and sanctions. Our government wanted to prevent him from using oil revenues to obtain more dangerous weapons, destroying more of his own people, and from attacking or invading yet a fifth nearby country. Few, if any, disagreed.

But after September 11, and the realization that state-sponsored terrorists from the Middle East had the desire to destroy the United States and the capability to do it great harm, the decade-long containment of Saddam Hussein, in light also of his serial violations of both armistice and U.N. accords, was considered inadequate. Few disagreed.

So both houses of Congress, backed by an overwhelming majority of the American people, authorized the use of military force to remove Saddam Hussein, at the vigorous request of the President."

- We didn't go to war for WMD's alone, there were 22 other reasons formulated by Congress, but the WMD's were just that the hardest one to prove and became the anti-war battle to speak.

And now I'm going to throw up a re- post from earlier in the year.......

What Would Mohammed Do?

As a Muslim, you know that life is full of tough choices. Do you behead or not behead? Have adult relations with your buddy's 9-year-old child...? Take a female sex slave... ?

For followers of the Religion of Peace, it all comes down to knowing what Muhammad did when faced with the same decisions (based on reliable Muslim sources, of course). In fact, the more you know about the founder of Islam the better, even if you aren't Muslim.

Forget all those shifty-eyed apologists, trying to make Muhammad out to be some sort of "Jesus clone" based on a few obscure anecdotes. The prophet of Islam definitely wasn't one to turn the other cheek or keep his worldly appetites in check.

You want the truth? Think you can handle it? Well, here you are then...

WOULD MOHAMMED........?????

Have sex with a 9 year old girl?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith

Advocate beheadings?
nswer: YES
Source: Qur'an

Reequire woman to cover their faces?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Make friends with Christians, Jews or other non-Muslims?
Answer: NOSource: Qur'an

Own slaves?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Marry his daughter-in-law?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an

Approve of prostitution?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Recommend wife beating?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Hit his own wife?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith

Kill prisoners of war?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith

Advocate suicide attacks?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Kill apostates?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Tell sick persons to heal themselves by drinking camel urine?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith

Beat children who don't pray?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith

Have eleven wifes (at one time)?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith

Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Enslave women and children?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith & Ibn Ishaq

Stone adulterers to death?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith

Torture a man out of greed?
Answer: YES
Source: Ibn Ishaq

Consider men and women equal partners?
Answer: NO
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Kill someone for insulting him?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Preach love for people of all religions?
Answer: NO
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Extort money from other religions?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Keep women as sex slaves?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an

Force conversions to Islam?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Commit acts of terror?
Answer: YES
Source: Qur'an & Hadith

Kill a woman?
Answer: YES
Source: Biographers

Capture a woman and rape her?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith

Encourage the rape of women in front of their husbands?
Answer: YES
Source: Hadith (Abu Dawud: 2150)

Pretty sick huh?Oh, and don't forget that according to Allah himself (speaking through Muhammad, of course) Muhammad is the most "beautiful pattern of conduct" and "example" for mankind to follow (Qur'an Sura 33:21)!

Jingle Frickin' Bombs

AMERICAN HERO: Marco Martinez Tells His Courageous Story

Gateway Pundit has a great piece to end up the year. Here's a snippet:

Marco A. Martinez, a young Marine and war hero, describes his early years as a gang-banger to his days in boot camp to the heat of battle in Iraq. Martinez has a gift for writing and gritty style that keeps you interested. Perhaps the best review listed for his book came from this young man:

My name is Paul Gardner, known in the book as just "Gardner", and as someone who fought in battle with Sgt Martinez, I can and will vouch for this book. If it wasn't for Marco Martinez' actions that day, April 12, 2003, I would not be alive today. The enemy was trying their hardest to shoot me again and finish me off after the initial gun shot wound I suffered, hitting my spinal cord and immediantly paralyzing my body. I was forced to just watch the insurgents shoot round after round at my limp and motionless body. I was so scared and knew I was going to die. I passed out from shock.

What unfolded in the next five minutes while I was passed out was simply the most brave and selfless action I never got to see, just hear about and read about later.

Here's the link.

2007 Person Of The Year

..........this from the U.K., this rightful winner right here, without a doubt.

Today in History....December 31

* 1862, during the American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union (thus dividing Virginia in two)

* 1879, Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time

* 1891, a new immigration depot is opened on Ellis Island, New York

* 1904, the first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, on Manhattan

* 1923, Big Ben's chimes are broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC

* 1929, Guy Lombardo performs Auld Lang Syne at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City for the first time

* 1944, during World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany

* 1946, President Harry Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II

* 1955, General Motors becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over
$1 billion in a year

* 1961, the Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than USD $12 billion in foreign aid to rebuild Europe

* 1963, the Central African Federation officially collapses and splits into Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia

* 1974, private U.S. citizens were allowed to buy and own gold for the first time in more than 40 years

* 1983, the AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States government

* 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is officially dissolved

* 1994, this date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively

* 1997, Quaker Oats settles a lawsuit involving the immoral use of child subjects in radioactivity experiments circa 1945-1956

* 1998, exchange rates between the euro and legacy currencies in the Eurozone become fixed

* 1999, Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President. ALSO: Five hijackers, practitioners of that "religion of peace", who had been holding 155 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane, leave the plane with two Islamic "clerics" that they had demanded be freed. AND: The United States Government handed Panama Canal control over to Panama as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone. This act complied with the signing of the 1977 Torrijos-Carter Treaties

* 2004, the official opening of Taipei 101, the current tallest skyscraper in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 feet)

* 2006, the United Kingdom pays final installment of Second World War debt to the United States

Friday, December 28, 2007

Bhutto Shot By 5 Snipers? No Al Qaeda involvement?

It's getting interesting, theories abound....

And then this....Bhutto Names Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden?

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto looks more like a complex operation, planned carefully, with decoys and serious preparation. Eli Lake at The New York Sun reports that the murderers used one explosion as a feint to draw Bhutto into a sniper's line of fire. The killers had already prepared to shoot through her defenses:

American and Pakistani military leaders are seeking to account for what may be renegade commando units from the Pakistani military's special forces in the wake of the assassination of Pakistan's opposition leader and former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.
The attack yesterday at Rawalpindi bore the hallmarks of a sophisticated military operation. At first, Bhutto's rally was hit by a suicide bomb that turned out to be a decoy. According to press reports and a situation report of the incident relayed to The New York Sun by an American intelligence officer, Bhutto's armored limousine was shot by multiple snipers whose armor-piercing bullets penetrated the vehicle, hitting the former premier five times in the head, chest, and neck. Two of the snipers then detonated themselves shortly after the shooting, according to the situation report, while being pursued by local police. ...

A working theory, according to this American source, is that Al Qaeda or affiliated jihadist groups had effectively suborned at least one unit of Pakistan's Special Services Group, the country's equivalent of Britain's elite SAS commandos. This official, however, stressed this was just a theory at this point. Other theories include that the assassins were trained by Qaeda or were from other military services, or the possibility that the assassins were retired Pakistani special forces.

"They just killed the most protected politician in the whole country," this source said. "We really don't know a lot at this point, but the first thing that is happening is we are asking the Pakistani military to account for every black team with special operations capabilities."

The operation described by Lake does not sound like a typical al-Qaeda operation. While their attacks have a certain level of coordination, they do not have much sophistication beyond bomb-making. They usually use fairly banal devices, while their hallmark has been multiple attacks synchronized within minutes of each other. Until now, their assassination attempts have not involved skilled snipers with the kind of weaponry or ammunition Lake describes.

Stay tuned.........

Go fill 'er up.......need $10k an hour for the next 5 hours, commencing at 6pm this evening. Not an official Gringo endorsement, but getting close!

UPDATE: From Blogburst to the TV, he has apparently succeeded in raising the dough via blogs.

(scroll down, fixed the "Meat and Potatoes Ticket" link)

Michael Ramirez is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for Investor's Business Daily and former Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow. Below is yesterday's cartoon. Apart from the conception of the cartoon, I love how recognizable the gentleman to the right is despite the surgical mask. The caption reads: "Don't worry, I have experience. I'm not a surgeon, but I was married to one for eight years."
The cartoon appears to have been inspired by Patrick Healy's excellent New York Times article "The résumé factor: Those 8 years as First Lady." Healy writes of Ms. Hillary's vaunted White House experience:
"Mrs. Clinton did not hold a security clearance. She did not attend National
Security Council meetings. She was not given a copy of the president’s daily
intelligence briefing. She did not assert herself on the crises in Somalia,
Haiti and Rwanda."

"And during one of President Bill Clinton’s major tests on terrorism,
whether to bomb Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, Mrs. Clinton was barely speaking to her husband, let alone advising him, as the Lewinsky scandal sizzled."

h/t Power Line

Today in History....December 28

* 1612, Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star

* 1832, John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign

* 1835, Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the U.S. Army

* 1836, Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico

* 1867, United States claims Midway Island, first territory annexed outside Continental limits

* 1869, William E. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio patents chewing gum

* 1895, the Lumière brothers have their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines marking the debut of the cinema

* 1902, the first indoor professional American football game is played in New York City at Madison Square Garden

* 1945, the U.S. Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance

* 1973, the Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States

* 1981, the first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia

* 2000, U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years

* 2005, a U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Meat and Potatoes Ticket

How Does This Sound?

President of the United States, Mr. Fred Thompson

Vice President of the United States, Mr. Bill Bennett

Just received yesterday via mail Bill Bennett's books, "America, The Last Best Hope, Volumes I & II".....smokin' deal, 2 hardcover books and a Ronald Reagan Rememberance CD for $30!

The murder of Bhutto moves foreign policy, the war on terror, and the threat of Islamofascism back into the center of the 2008 campaign. How candidates respond to it, and issues like it that will come up in the next 10 months, will determine whether they are fit for the presidency. I'm liking the GOP chances more and more, can't imagine Hillary, Obama or The Breck Girl wrapping their heads around a very real war that they don't believe in.

The Religion of Peace, Another Day at the Office

This was bound to happen, they also tried to kill her yesterday. A Fifteen year old boy was caught with a bomb at a security check.

Update: One report says al Qaeda is claiming credit

This war is far from over. This war is no artificial Bush creation or figment of anyone’s imagination, and should still be very much part of our own election, wishful thinking notwithstanding. For those who continue to believe that this is "George Bush's War", do yourself a favor and read The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 ..., it's written by a leftist and will convince you that we are not fighting a few thugs in the Middle East, but a worldwide disease that may be uncontrollable if we don't something about

Also, not to forget, at least 20 others were blown to pieces and scores of others maimed.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Joe History.......China Raises 800 Year Old Ship

Back tomorrow to continue the battle against evil, jihad, liberalism and all things Hillary....but first, this is cool, as in very cool ......A 100 foot long Chinese junk (ship), dating from the Southern Song dynasty, has been raised from the sea bed off the coast of China, as part of a hugely ambitious archaeological project. "It is hoped that the Nanhai will prove the existence of a marine silk road that linked southern China with Europe as well as Africa and Southeast Asia".

Folks are trying to make the case that the Chinese were in fact the first to navigate the world via ship. You may recall that the US Congress was able to obtain the Waldseemueller Map ( a map of the world) from Germany earlier this year (which was purchased for $10MM in 2003) so we can have it in the archives in the Library of Congress for display, this map was made in the late 1400's, someone charted the route that Ferdinand Magellan got credit his journey in 1520. Who was it??

At the height of the Ming Dynasty, China's most celebrated mariner, Admiral Zheng He, sailed the world's largest wooden armada, nearly 300 ships, in an epic voyage of discovery and trade. 600 years later, in a small Chinese store, a copy of a 1418 map delicately drawn on bamboo paper is discovered, detailing Zheng He's epic voyages and the lands his expedition circumnavigated - lands that include the Americas, Australia and Antarctica. Three continents that history records were not discovered until many years later. Did Zheng He beat Columbus to America by 71 years? 1421: The Year China Discovered The World? is a fascinating and compelling documentary which is currently re-writing history. With in-depth investigations that delve deep into historical archives from around the globe, this extraordinary film re-traces the journeys of Zheng He alongside a wealth of evidence and contemporary historical accounts presented by modern scholars while examining bestselling author and historian Gavin Menzies remarkable evidence which sets out to prove that the Chinese discovered America long before Columbus. Part forensic investigation and part historical mystery 1421 is a fascinating, gripping and dramatic journey through a modern day controversy and into a brave new world.

Cool, fun and pretty fascinating stuff, at least I think so.

Today in History....December 26

* 1606, first Performance of William Shakespeare's King Lear

* 1811, a theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable

* 1825, several Imperial Russia army officers lead approximately 3000 soldiers on the Senate Square in the failed Decembrist uprising. ALSO:
The Erie Canal opens

* 1861, during the American Civil War: Confederate diplomatic envoys James M. Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and Britain

* 1906, the Story of the Kelly Gang is released, widely considered to be the world's first feature film

* 1917, during World War I, President Wilson issued a proclamation authorizing the government to take over operation of the nation's railroads

* 1919, Babe Ruth sold to the Yankees

* 1933, FM radio is patented

* 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress

* 1947, 26-inches of snow falls in 16 hours in New York City

* 1979, Soviet Special forces troops take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan

* 1982, Time Magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human, the personal computer

* 1991, the Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the USSR

* 1996, 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colo. (To date, the slaying remains unsolved, despite a widely publicized "confession" by John Mark Karr.)

* 1998, Iraq announced its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones

* 2004, more than 200,000 people, mostly in southern Asia, were killed by a tsunami triggered by the world's most powerful earthquake in 40 years beneath the Indian Ocean

* 2006, Iraq's highest court rejected Saddam Hussein's appeal of his conviction and death sentence and said the former president should be hanged within 30 days. (Saddam was executed on Dec. 30, 2006, Iraq

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Mrs., the 3 Little Joes and myself wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Prosperous New Year and a Happy Holiday Season ...thanks for stopping by!
(scroll down)

Hunting down some blue agave w/ the crew in Tequila, Jalisco, México this past summer. Below is in Tequila as well, the mountains in the backdrop are the Sierra Madres, the butte in the foreground is called "El Chiquihuitillo", a place where the Tiquila Indians fought off the Spanish during the Inquisition.....and won. Lots of awesome caves, underground tunnels, hideouts and hiking in this area.

(click to enlarge for a great view.......and notice some rows of blue agave grown by locals on the side of the mountain in forefront)

The ghost of Howard Dean's decline revisited???
........lesson #1, mess with Rush, you pay.

Leading Catholic Bishop in the United States: "God Willing, Saudi Arabia Will Soon Be Annihilated....We Will Reach Saudi Arabia....The Eyes of the Nation of Jesus Christ are set on Riyadh, Tehran, Baghdad, Kabul, Istanbul, Mecca"

Whooooopsie..... now if that were really said, the left across the United States and the world would absolutely FREAK out. What was actually said is below:

Dec 21 SD# 1791 - Leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan: 'Allah Willing, America Will Soon Be Annihilated… We Will Reach America… The Eyes of the Nation of Muhammad are set on Washington, London, Moscow, Paris, Delhi, Beijing'

.....and yet we, or shall I say the left, ignores this type of dangerous rhetoric....because they don't want to offend.

Judeo-Christian values are just a tad different than those of Islam don't you think? We choose to celebrate life, they......death.

Today in History....December 21

* 1620, William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts

* 1844, the Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement

* 1861, Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln

* 1913, Arthur Wynne's "word-cross", the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World

* 1937, the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first feature-length animated cartoon in Technicolor, is premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles

* 1945, Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident

* 1967, Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, after living for 18 days

* 1968, Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. At 2h:50m:37s Mission elapsed time (MES), the crew performs the first ever manned Trans Lunar Injection and become the first humans to leave the Earth's gravity field

* 1970, Elvis Presley meets with President Richard Nixon to discuss the war on drugs. ALSO: The F-14 Tomcat flies for the first time

* 1971, the United Nations Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim to succeed U Thant as Secretary-General

* 1976, the Liberian-registered tanker Argo Merchant broke apart near Nantucket Island almost a week after running aground, spilling 7.5 million gallons of oil into the North Atlantic

* 1988, a bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 by practitioners of that "religion of peace" over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270

* 1995, the city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control; immediately Christians there begin to suffer

* 2002, President Bush received a smallpox vaccination, fulfilling a promise he'd made when he ordered inoculations for about a half-million

* 2007, the Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Malta on land and sea borders

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My 3 yr. old, Derrek and 5 yr. old, Daniella, are victims of the '80's hairband craze, their favorite, and I mean favorite song is here, and yes, they know all of the words. Dad was hoping for a Stevie Ray Vaughan tune, but at least it's okay for them to sing, and boy do they ever. No real importance here with this post, only that I have this documented to use against them when they get older. ;-)

Disclaimer - Joe Gringo owns no Hair band tune-age

Did Jew Know?

A Jew for Jesus? Heh..... just sayin' 'cause of the whole gospel aspect......not buying into it though, however it's more ammo for the muslims to hate us. ;-)

h/t K-Lo at The Corner

What is going on over at TIME Magazine? Losing these heavyweights is not a good sign.
......and then Putin, Person of the Year? JK Rowling, Hu Jintao as runners up?

I got shut out again this year

Video of the Day........By Far

An autistic kid gets his shot to play on the high school team. Maximally heartwarming, and you would not have believed it if Hollywood had made it up.....2 minutes 45 seconds, don't miss a second.

h/t TigerHawk

Today in History....December 20

* 69, Vespasian, a former general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor

* 1192, Richard the Lion-Heart was captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria on his way home to England after signing a treaty with Saladin ending the crusade

* 1522, Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually re-settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta

* 1606, the Virginia Company loaded three ships with settlers and set sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas

* 1790, the first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket, R.I.

* 1803, Louisiana Purchase completed at a ceremony in New Orleans

* 1835, first signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence at Goliad, Texas

* 1860, South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the United States

* 1864, Confederate forces evacuated Savannah, Ga., as Union Gen.
William T. Sherman continued his 'March to the Sea'

* 1941, during World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China

* 1945, the Office of Price Administration announced the end of tire rationing, effective Jan. 1, 1946

* 1951, nuclear power first harvested when EBR-1 powers four light bulbs

* 1973, Spanish Prime Minister Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid

* 1978, former White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman was released from prison after serving 18 months for his role in the Watergate cover-up

* 1984, the Summit tunnel fire becomes the largest underground fire in history, when a freight train carrying over 1 million litres of petrol derails near the town of Todmorden in the Pennines

* 1988, the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna

* 1989, the United States sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega

* 1991, a Missouri court passes the death sentence on two practitioners of that "religion of peace", Zein Isa and his wife Maria, for the "honor killing" of their daughter Palestina

* 1995, NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia

* 1996, NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X

* 2002, US Senator Trent Lott resigns as majority leader. ALSO: The nation’s 10 biggest brokerages agreed to pay $1.44 billion and fundamentally change the way they did business to settle allegations they’d misled investors by hyping certain companies’ stocks. AND: Ted Williams’ eldest daughter, Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell, dropped her objections to her siblings’ decision to have the Hall of Famer’s body frozen at a cryonics lab in Arizon

* 2005, New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services. ALSO:
US District Court Judge John E. Jones III ruled against mandating teaching "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hillary: "I'm not saying John Edwards had anything to do with Britney Spears' 16 Yr. Old Sisters Pregnancy.....

......but I can't confirm that he is not associated with Ms. Spears".

Heh...couldn't resist that one.

Teen idol Jamie Lynn Spears' mother says.... "I don't understand how this could have happened?" When does the White Trash'n end for the Spears'? Poor girl, very sad, 2 girls who had the world by the least they live in a country where they can bounce back....hopefully.

This has been floating around.......Mohammed now second most popular boys' name in Britain...

What's more frightening is that Mohammed is the most popular baby boys' name in Sweden!

Source.....Mark Steyn's excellent book "America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It"

Finally, Legit Proof That Global Warming Is For Realsies....

I was never on the fence on global warming, but with compelling evidence such as this (below)....I am thoroughly convinced.

"Women must stop admiring men who drive sports cars if they want to join the fight against global warming, the Government's chief scientist has urged."

........what about dudes admiring chicks in sports cars.............or gay guys googling over gay guys in sports cars......or gals 'n gals?

Jus' wondering.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Joe Under The Weather.....and ill, before I leave for the day, was just talking with one of the boys here at the office about who we're going to vote for President in the 2008 elections. I'm not sure yet, but I can tell you who I'm NOT voting for and why you shouldn't either.

UPDATE: More supporting info from Hugh Hewitt.

That goes for the Cackling Hag, Hussein Obama, the Breck Girl and all other unqualified posers on the left.


RAGE BOY sings us a holiday song........"Infidels, Infidels, in the Holy Land........"

Today in History....December 18

* 1620, passengers on the British ship Mayflower come ashore at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, to begin their new settlement

* 1777, the new United States celebrates its first national day of thanksgiving, commemorating the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga after the surrender of General John Burgoyne and 5,000 British troops in October 1777. In proclaiming the first national day of thanksgiving, Congress wrote, "It is therefore recommended to the Legislative or executive Powers of these UNITED STATES, to set apart THURSDAY, the eighteenth Day of December next, for solemn THANKSGIVING and PRAISE; That at one Time and with one Voice the good People may express the grateful Feelings of their Hearts, and consecrate themselves to the Service of their Divine Benefactor…"

* 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified by Georgia, fulfilling the two-thirds requirement for ratification, and banning slavery in the United States

* 1892, the first performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is held at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg

* 1916, the Battle of Verdun, the longest engagement of World War I, ends on this day after ten months and close to a million total casualties suffered by German and French troops

* 1932, the Chicago Bears defeated the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game was moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards long

* 1941, Japanese troops land in Hong Kong and a slaughter ensues

* 1944, during World War II: 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base

* 1966, Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker

* 1972, Nixon announces start of "Christmas Bombing" of North Vietnam

* 1987, Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language

* 1996, the Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect

Monday, December 17, 2007

Today in History....December 17

* 1718, Great Britain declares war on Spain

* 1777, France recognized American independence

* 1807, France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System

* 1862, during the American Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant issues General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Shortly after the uproar, President Lincoln ordered Grant to rescind the order. Grant later admitted to his wife that the criticism of his hasty action was well deserved. As Julia Grant put it, the general had "no right to make an order against any special sect."

* 1878, the rise of the silver movement and rampant currency deflation had taken their toll on gold. The premium on the precious metal had virtually vanished, leaving gold traders with little work to do. So, rather than twiddle their thumbs and wait for a turnaround, leaders of the nation's Gold Exchange decided to close shop on December 17.
However, the dawn of 1879 saw a reversal of gold's fortunes and the Exchange re-opened its doors for business.

* 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first powered and heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

* 1939, the German pocket battleship Adm. Graf Spee was scuttled by its crew, ending the World War II Battle of the River Plate off Uruguay

* 1941, Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel was relieved of his command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet as part of a shake-up of officers in the wake of the Pearl Harbor disaster

* 1944, during World War II, the Battle of the Bulge -- Malmedy massacre
-- American 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion POWs are shot by Waffen-SS Kampfgruppe Peiper

* 1957, the United States successfully test-fired the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time

* 1969, the SALT I talks begin. ALSO: The USAF closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings were generated as a result of "A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects."

* 1973, 30 passengers are killed in an attack by practitioners of that "religion of peace" on Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport

* 1975, Lynette Fromme was sentenced in Sacramento, Calif., to life in prison for her attempt on the life of President Ford

* 1979, driver Stan Barrett became the first person in the world to travel faster than sound on land. He drove the Budweiser Rocket car at a top speed of 739.666 in a one-way run at Rogers Dry Lake, California.
The ultrasonic speed set an unofficial record, but an official record requires trips in both directions, whose speeds are averaged.

* 1991, Yeltsin supporters announce Soviet Union will cease to exist by New Year's Eve

* 1997, the United States and 33 other countries signed a convention in Paris aimed at eradicating bribery in international business

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Meat and Potatoes Ticket

President of the United States, Mr. Fred Thompson

Vice President of the United States, Mr. Bill Bennett

Blog Title of the Year.........IMO.
....the one below ain't bad either.

The Religion of Naked Chicks?

.....sorry Mom.

The Religion of Naked Chicks? Hardly.

Could be a winning slogan though. Ridicule is a powerful weapon against the mighty, even when they claim to act in the name of the Almighty. Have a look...

GatewayPundit .........."I say we put our money together and drop porn leaflets from a plane over Tehran.We'll bring down the regime in a matter of hours. Who's in?"

Today in History....December 14

I must start off the day with Mom turns 80 today!

Yours truly, the Mrs., the 3 little Joe's, younger 'bro Gringo Grande, wife Gloria, Alexis, Christopher, oldest 'bro Ron, wife Cindy, Carrie, Erica, oldest sister Jane, husband Jerry, Tony Kate, older 'bro Cameron, Justin & Kelly, older sister Karen, Uncle Carl - Aunt Minnie, Uncle Howard, Aunt Eileen, Uncle Leonard, friends Vinberg & Judy, Billy & Kathy, Bobby-DebbieUncle Bob-Aunt Judy, Uncle Dave-Aunt Barb, cousins all over the board.....
Happy Birthday....we all love you!

* 1799, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67

* 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, beating out an expedition led by Robert F. Scott

* 1939, the Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations

* 1945, Josef Kramer, ym"sh, known as "the beast of Belsen," and 10 others were hanged in Hameln for crimes committed at the Belsen and Auschwitz Nazi concentration camps

* 1946, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish U.N.
headquarters in New York

* 1962, the U.S. space probe Mariner 2 approached Venus, transmitting information about the planet

* 1967, first time DNA created in a test tube

* 1975, six South Moluccan extremists surrendered after holding 23 hostages for 12 days on a train near the Dutch town of Beilen

* 1981, Israel annexed the Golan Heights, which it won in a defensive war against Syria in 1967

* 1986, the experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California on the first nonstop, non-refueled flight around the world

* 1988, America agreed to talk to PLO (the first time in 13 years)

* 1990, Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed; she dies 12 days later

* 1995, Presidents Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia, Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia and Franjo Tudjman of Croatia signed the Bosnian peace treaty in Paris. ALSO: AIDS patient Jeff Getty received the first-ever bone-marrow transplant from a baboon (however, the experimental procedure at a San Francisco hospital was criticized by animal rights activists. The transplant failed, but Getty survived)

* 2000, President-elect George W. Bush conferred by phone with congressional leaders of both parties and planned a goodwill tour of Washington, D.C.; he also received a flood of congratulatory calls from world leaders on his first full day as president-elect. ALSO: U.S.
businessman Edward Pope was pardoned and released by Russia after being convicted of espionage. The Federal Trade Commission unanimously approved the $111 billion merger of America Online and Time Warner.

* 2006, a British police inquiry concluded that the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend in a 1997 Paris car crash were a "tragic accident" and that allegations of murder were unfounded

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Joe .Dot Com

He may, or may not be mine, but he's Your Jewish Master and with his prodding, I secured my own ain't up and running yet..... too busy to complete, to post and to comment, end of year stuff. Stay tuned............$$$$$$??? Heh.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Off to San Diego for some golf and parasailing........ back thursday.
Yah to San Diego for work but will be 3-4 minutes from this spot....Torrey Pines Golf Course!
(click to enlarge for a nice view)

Random thoughts from Thomas Sowell here..... here's one:

"Since electricity is generated mostly by burning coal, has anyone calculated how much pollution is created by electric cars, even though none of that pollution comes out of their tailpipes?"

.....and here's another one from me:

Behead Those Who Insult Judaism!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Teh Cure For Teh Ghey's

Gay 'Cure' Is All the Buzz

Scientists make fruit flies gay, then straight again — using both drugs and genetic manipulation.

From Ace.......So, I guess, science is telling us that "teh ghey" could be cured with just a little help from the aromatherapy section at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Which confuses me, because as we all know, aromatherapy is completely gay.

It's the little unexpected irony's in life that make it worth living. Well that and the invariable Andrew Sullivan freakout.

We might even have to resurrect the Sullivan Freak Out Index once he gets word of this development!

Photo of the Day

Barry G. has one beauty of a photo.

Today in History....December 10

* 1684, Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley

* 1868, the first traffic lights are installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps

* 1898, the Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the Spanish-American War

* 1906, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize of any kind, for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War

* 1907, the worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clashed with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected

* 1932, Thailand adopts a Constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy

* 1948, the UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Day is also International Human Rights Day

* 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, the People's Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Kuomintang-held city in mainland China, forcing President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek and his government to retreat to Taiwan

* 1963, the United States Air Force's X-20 Dyna-Soar spaceplane program is canceled by Robert McNamara

* 1971, Jim Hart throws a football for a record 98 yards, the longest recorded throw

* 1978, Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and President of Egypt Anwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
* 1981, the United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia

* 1989, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announced the establishment of Mongolia's democratic movement that peacefully changed the second oldest communist country into a democratic society

* 1997, the Supreme Court narrowed double-jeopardy protections for people who face both civil fines and criminal prosecution for the same conduct, ruling that three Oklahoma men could be prosecuted in a bank failure case even though they'd already paid civil fines for their action

* 2006, one million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign

Friday, December 07, 2007

The Modern Feminist Manifesto Redux

Pamela Bone to Germaine Greer in Melbourne last week:

I then asked why it was that Western feminists seemed so reluctant to speak out against things such as honour killings.

Greer: "It's very tricky. I am constantly being asked to go to Darfur to interview rape victims. I can talk to rape victims here. Why should I go to Darfur to talk to rape victims?"

Questioner (me): "Because it's so much worse there."

Greer: "Who says it is?"

Questioner: "I do, because I've been there."

Greer: "Well, it is just very tricky to try to change another culture. We let down the victims of rape here. We haven't got it right in our own courts. What good would it do for me to go over there and try to tell them what to do? I am just part of decadent Western culture and they think we're all going to hell fast and maybe we are all going to hell fast."

Too "tricky" to speak out against honor killings, and you can't teach an old feminist new tricks.

In the style of a Toby Keith tune, in fact if he recorded it, this would probably be a hit, but it's done by one of our men in the military in Iraq.

h/t The Mrs.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Did You Ever Wonder What To Give Your Favorite Jihadist For Christmas.......or Better Yet, Hanukkah?

CAIR Bears! it says in the subtitle up top.......hanker down.....crack one open....'cause you've come to the right place.

Here we go folks..........

Scare Bear - Scare Bear has many hats. Sympathizer, Talking Head and even Film Producer. Whether its phony protests, fighting cartoons, blaming Israel or filming atrocities for Allah, Scare Bear is ready to indulge the Western media.
Dhimmi Bear - Dhimmi Bear gets to pay Jizya to his respective Islamic Government. Historically in the U.S., we know Jizya as “protection money” paid to the Siclilian Sharia.
Sharia Bear - Sharia Bear is properly clothed, otherwise she will be stoned to death.

Here are some more for 'ya all......

Today in History....December 6

* 1768, the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is published

* 1790, the U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia

* 1884, the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed

* 1897, London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxis

* 1907, the worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurred as 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W.Va.

* 1917, some 2,000 people died when an explosives-laden French cargo ship collided with a Norwegian vessel at the harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, setting off a blast that devastated the city

* 1922, one year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence

* 1956, a water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, representative of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

* 1973, House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew

* 2005, several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.

* 2006, NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ron Paul Schools The NAG's on "A View"

I know, I know, it's "The View", but those blowhardettes believe their word/view is gospel, so I think "A View" is more appropriate.

Disclaimer - I got this from Flopping Aces , in no way did I partake in watching this show ;-) nor do I support Ron Paul.

Ron Paul smoothly wiped the floor with those dingbats and they didn’t even notice. Getting a liberal to admit that terminating even a late term pregnancy is murder…ha. “You want the government out of your home, right….” he says in that Grandpa voice (they nod) “..but yet you can’t murder a baby in your home” (they stop nodding). hahaha

He made Joy Behar and Whoopi look like fools. He twisted them and worked them over like they were his puppets. My favorite part was when Whoopi tried to correct him about the abortion laws. I mean seriously, who has the stones to try to correct an OBGYN/Presidential candidate about abortion laws??? What a dunce. And I also love how he almost backed Joy into admitting that she is not really pro-choice.

How are laws about abortion telling her what to do with her body? Joy Behar is proof that there is a village somewhere, missing its idiot.

Here's the video.

PS - Whoopi was great in Ghost.

The NIE Report as a Vindication of the Iraq Invasion
Via Jawa Report, go to the above link, which is cool because Jawa Report is one of the biggies/best blogs, he linked me, referencing VDH's "Revisionism and the Iranian Non-Bomb"


After all, what critic would wish now to grant that one result of the 2003 war — aside from the real chance that Iraq can stabilize and function under the only consensual government in the region — might have been the elimination, for some time, of two growing and potentially nuclear threats to American security, quite apart from Saddam Hussein?

War is unpredictable and instead of "no blood for oil" (oil went from $20 something to $90 something a barrel after the war, enriching Iraq and the Arab Gulf region at our expense), perhaps the cry, post facto, should have been "no blood for the elimination of nukes."

Today in History....December 5

* 771, Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman

* 1360, creation of the French franc

* 1492, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola

* 1496, King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of "heretics" from the country

* 1766, in London, James Christie holds his first sale

* 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

* 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age

* 1848, in a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K.
Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California and triggering the Gold Rush of '49

* 1893, first appearance of an electric car

* 1932, German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa

* 1941, during World War II: In Battle of Moscow Zhukov launched a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army, with the biggest offensive launched against Army Group Center. ALSO: Great Britain declares war to Finland, Hungary and Romania

* 1943, during World War II: U.S. Air force begins Operation Crossbow attacking Germany's secret weapons bases

* 1945, Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle

* 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO

* 1958, Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh

* 1977, Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation to the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt

* 1978, the Soviet Union signs a 'friendship treaty' with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan

* 2002, Strom Thurmond, the oldest and longest-serving senator in history, celebrated his 100th birthday on Capitol Hill. (It was at this gathering that Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, in toasting Thurmond, seemed to express nostalgia for Thurmond's segregationist past; the resulting firestorm prompted Lott to resign his leadership

* 2003, suicide bombers, practitioners of that "religion of peace", kill at least 46 people in an attack on a train in southern Russia

* 2006, New York became the first city in the nation to ban artery-clogging trans fats at restaurants.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

John Hawkins has compiled The 2nd Annual Worst Quotes From The Daily Kos (2007 Edition),
Democratic members of Congress post on the blog, Democratic presidential contenders cater to them, and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas is considered to be a mainstream figure amongst Democrats.

Keep all of that in mind as you read these excerpts and quotes, all of which come from the Daily Kos writers, not from commenters on the blog. You've been warned.....................

Men In Dresses Sharing Bathrooms With 10 Year Old Girls?

After reading that title, one has to think...."why, what an invitation for sex offenders". Get a load of this........right here in Arizona, tonight December 4, the Scottsdale City Council will consider creating a special legal status for homosexual behavior and gender-denying behavior, such as cross-dressing. The proposed ordinance would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the traditional protected classes in the law governing the City's employment practices. The traditional protected classes are race, color, religion, disability, sex, age, or national origin.

The City Council will also discuss adding these special rights to city law governing all contracts with businesses and the law governing places of "public accommodation" - like hotels and restaurants. But tonight, the Council will vote only on its own employment practices. Creating special legal rights for homosexual behavior and "transgender" behavior is a mistake. It likens these behaviors to immutable traits - race, color, disability, sex, and national origin - and to a constitutionally protected right-freedom of religion. In other words, the City will be saying that opposition to homosexual and "transgender" behavior is akin to discrimination and bigotry! How's about a sex offender taking advantage of this by dressing up as a chick and making his way into bathroom facility when your daughter or wife enters the facility........feeling safe? Cross-dress and be gay all you want, hell my younger brother dressed up as a cheerleader for Halloween when was 9 or 10 (sorry I outed you) and he's as hetero as they come, just don't make this policy. Coming down the pike along with affirmataive action, will we soon have to hire a certain percentage of gays and transsexuals?

A couple of things, employment decisions should be based on merit. This ordinance is inconsistent with merit-based employment decisions and inserts sexuality into the government workplace. The City is left wide open to legal liability from any employee who chooses to claim discrimination based on his or her sexual behavior.

The City should not take sides in a cultural debate over whether homosexual behavior is natural and ethical. With this ordinance, the City will be saying that ethical and moral reservations about these behaviors are nothing more than discrimination and bigotry.

Scottsdale used to be known as "The West's Most Western Town"......... them 'thar Brokeback Mountaineers who rode into town 'shore made their presence known here.

Today in History....December 4

* 1259, Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels

* 1783, at Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell

* 1791, the first issue of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is published

* 1864, during the American Civil War, Sherman's March to the Sea --- At Waynesboro, Georgia, forces under Union General Judson Kilpatrick prevent troops led by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler from interfering with Union General William T. Sherman's campaign destroying a wide swath of the South on his march to the Atlantic Ocean from Atlanta (Union forces did suffer more than three times the Confederate casualties, however)

* 1875, notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then Spain

* 1918, US President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office

* 1921, the Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe 'Fatty'
Arbuckle ends in a hung jury

* 1943, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States

* 1945, by a vote of 65 to 7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations (the UN was established on October 24, 1945)

* 1952, a cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow

* 1956, during a Carl Perkins recording session also involving Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis Presley visits the studio and jams with Perkins and Lewis extensively with the tape recorders rolling. (Cash reportedly participates briefly in the jam before leaving the studio with his wife and daughter.) The four men become known as the Million Dollar Quartet, and the complete tape from this legendary session is eventually released on compact disc
(CD) in 1987

* 1959, a monkey returns to Earth safely, after being launched 55 miles high into outer space by the United States space program

* 1991, journalist Terry Anderson is released after being held 7 years as a hostage by practitioners of that "religion of peace" in Beirut. He was the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon. ALSO: Captain Mark Pyle brings Clipper Goodwill, a Pan American World Airways Boeing 727-221ADV, into Miami International Airport ending 64 years of Pan Am operations

* 2005, tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.

Monday, December 03, 2007

“If It’s All Right For Heather To Have Two Mommies, Then Why Can’t She Have Two Mommies And One Daddy?”

Get Warren Jeffs on the phone.

Just keep this in mind, when it comes to liberals, it's not about EQUAL's all about SPECIAL rights.

Polygamy advocate Mark Henkel asks a powerful question: “If it’s all right for Heather to have two mommies, then why can’t she have two mommies and one daddy?” His challenge provides perspective on current demands that government endorse same-sex marriage. Why should society support the novelty of gay relationships ahead of polygamy, which was practiced nearly everywhere for thousands of years and would probably appeal to far more people than homosexuality?

The right answer to polygamists should be government neutrality: if private relationships involve consenting adults, then it makes no more sense to prosecute a male who claims he has two wives than to go after a guy who boasts of two girlfriends. But that doesn’t mean government should license polygamous relationships, any more than it should sponsor homosexual coupling.

In both cases, those who choose unconventional alternatives to one-man/one-woman marriage—still the best situation for child-rearing—shouldn’t be punished, but they shouldn’t be promoted either.

h/t Michael Medved

Oh those French intellectuals.........the dumbing down of failed leadership.


Joe amateur......Fidel would never have let this happen!

Venezuelans have awoken.

Chavez’s warns: “enjoy your victory for now.”

What we know is that from every apparent defeat he has came out stronger, so why would be different this time round? Or are we to believe that an electoral defeat turns someone with totalitarian bone marrow into a democrat overnight? There’s a little more detail now. Apparently Chavez has conceded defeat but he’s still President until 2012. It looks like this isn’t the last time Venezuelans are going to have go toe to toe with this Castro wannabe.

Stay tuned............