Thursday, February 16, 2006

Worried about Iran? Worry no more, my friends!

Thanks to our friend, Daveed, and his sharp detective work, the truth can now be told. We can all rest just a little easier this evening. Thanks, Daveed! By the way, do yourself a favor and be sure to browse this entire site.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

These'll make you grin!

A Baptist minister was seated next to a Marine on a flight to Memphis, Tennessee.
After the plane was airborne, drink orders were taken.

The Marine asked for a scotch and soda, which was brought and placed before him. The flight attendant then asked the minister if he would like a drink.

He replied in disgust, "I'd rather be savagely raped by brazen whores than let liquor touch my lips.

The Marine then handed his drink back to the attendant and said, "Me too. I didn't know we had that choice."

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Three guys, a Canadian, Osama Bin Laden and Uncle Sam are out walking together one day. They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it.

"I will give each of you one wish, that's three wishes total," says the Genie.

The Canadian says, "I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in Canada."

With a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' the land in Canada was forever made fertile for farming.

Osama Bin Laden was amazed, so he said, "I want a wall around Afghanistan, so that no infidels, Jews or Americans can come into our precious state."

Again, with a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' there was a huge wall around Afghanistan.

Uncle Sam (a former civil engineer), asks, "I'm very curious. Please tell me more about this wall."

The Genie explains, "Well, it's about 15,000 feet high, 500 feet thick and completely surrounds the country; nothing can get in or out -- virtually impenetrable."

Uncle Sam says, "Fill it with water."

Monday, February 13, 2006

A few thoughts...

...on Valentine's Day. I'm probably a tad jaded but feel like Hallmark's holiday is truly worth a few words. First of all, let me say that I truly feel sorry for men on Valentine's Day. No matter what they do, the expectation may be so off from reality that whatever gesture they choose may just fall short. We are taught as early as grade school to write nice things to people on Valentine's Day but there are always one or two kids who don't get many valentine cards in their "mailbox" in the classroom. Unfortunately, some kids never get enough Valentines. Some kids get way too many. It's an unfair world we live in and this holiday can sometimes shine a spotlight on that.

Why the pressure to tell someone you like/love them on one particular day? Capitalism. I admire Capitalism. It's responsible for many of the advancements in science and technology, the very things that provide us with more time for our families and other such things of importance. However, I do mourn the loss of initiative that this day brings about in many people. Give them one day to express themselves and provide them with ready-made cards to do just that and WHAM! You've got yourself a holiday! Whatever happened to expressing your love for others on a daily or even a random basis? Why just one day for that?

On Valentine's Day this year, do something different -- write a heartfelt letter to the people you love instead of buying a pre-written sentiment; write to our troops out in the field who cannot be home to receive their cards, chocolates, flowers, and trinkets; spend some time with your family doing good things for others -- there are people in unfortunate situations all year long, not just on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It's a very small world we live in. We are closer to each other than ever before. As Valentine's Day comes and goes, remember to tell your loved ones that they are loved EVERY day, not just on the day that Capitalism has made for you. Remember those who perished on 9/11/2001 and how much they were loved by their families and friends -- families and friends who may not have taken the daily opportunity to tell them they were loved. Don't let a single day get away from you.

Every day should be Valentine's Day in our hearts and our actions. And, with that, dear friends, I wish you a very sincere and heartfelt happy Valentine's Day! I'll be wishing you loads of love all year long and for years to come; I may just get lazy and not blog about it again until next Valentine's Day! ;o)

Big blogosphere hugs and kisses to everyone (yes, even you Libs),

Dawn

Who Do You Love?

You might have guessed that I am a bit less than sentimental. Valentine's Day? Bah humbug! A holiday created by the Capitalists that I so admire, nothing more. ;o)

This, however, is worthy of your attention on Valentine's Day: Foreign Policy online has written some very interesting stuff about who is loved in the world these days. Much more fulfilling than emptying your bank account on a box of chocolates and a bracelet, I say!

Feed your brain and avoid those nasty (read "yummy") chocolates. There's no cellulite on this brain, baby!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Ah-ha!

Scott Ott is hot on the trail of that influential scumbag Waldo... errr, I mean Abramhoff!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Just for Giggles

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?

Why do banks charge a fee on insufficient funds when they know there is not enough?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an S in the word lisp?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Friday, February 03, 2006

A Little History Lesson

Obviously the turn of events in the Palestinian Authority has caught my full attention lately. It's an ironic twist of fate that while Sharon struggles in the hospital, the Palestinians elected a terrorist organization to power.

So, how much do we really know about the situation there? Who is really oppressing the Palestinians? FrontPage Magazine has an excellent article on this subject. Check it out!

The State of our Union is Strong

I truly enjoyed watching the President deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. He was earnest, straight-forward, and communicated the message clearly. One might think, given all the hot air from Kennedy and Kerry lately, that our country was in a shambles. It is not. The President's speech simply served to reinforce to the American people what many of us have known all along. This country is outperforming ourselves year after year lately. We have much to be proud of and there is no shame in acknowledging that!

President Bush was gracious in thanking Congress for confirming Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito. He showed his fairness by referring a number of times to important actions that have been taken over the past year by both parties in times of urgency. For all the talk about President Bush being "a divider, not a uniter," it's time to call it what it is. Hypocrisy. To call the President a divider is simply the pot calling the kettle black, folks. They continue to divide the American people with the hate and the negative tactics that have become the cornerstone of the Democrat party. President Bush has gone way above and beyond the call of duty in trying to mend fences. I want to applaud his patience but I also get very frustrated with the number of times his hand is bitten every time he tries to feed those dogs.

The President even managed to boil the squabble over the Patriot Act down into its simplest terms: "If there are people inside our country who are talking with Al Qaida, we want to know about it, because we will not sit back and wait to be hit again."

Amen! I understand that the Patriot Act has been renewed by Congress on a short-term basis until it can be further squabbled over... Nice. Here's the reality of it all: NO Democrat wants another attack on his/her conscience so the Patriot Act will stand and will stand as long as we're at war against Islamo-fascism. Anyone care to mark those words?

What struck me as appalling during the speech was the Democrats who cheered when the President said, "Congress did not act last year on my proposal to save Social Security, yet the rising cost of entitlements is a problem that is not going away..."

I ask you, what is there to cheer about when the Democrats refuse to acknowledge a problem and offer constructive ideas to resolve it? How in the world is it that they found that a statement to cheer about? Rather than participating in the process, they sit back and bad-mouth every idea that comes their way. Rather than face reality and act now to prevent others from suffering in the future, they cheer their own lack of action. How ludicrous!

My favorite part of his speech on Tuesday night was this:

"In the coming year, I will continue to reach out and seek your good advice. Yet there is a difference between responsible criticism that aims for success and defeatism that refuses to acknowledge anything but failure. Hindsight alone is not wisdom. And second-guessing is not a strategy. "

I don't know that anyone could have said that any better. Indeed. I hope some reasonable Liberals allowed that bit to sink in and make sense. It's been long overdue.

Congrats!

I'm a bit behind on this but I want to add my congratulations to Justice Alito for his confirmation. Very nicely done during the hearings and the "Inquisition," I must say. The fact that he could keep a straight face during Kennedy's rants was nothing short of amazing!

This bologna about Alito "bucking" the Conservatives in his opinion on the recent death penalty case is getting out of hand, by the way. Alito clearly said (and had to repeat ad nauseum) during the confirmation hearings that he decides cases on the merits of each case. Folks, that's what a judge is SUPPOSED to do! Evidently he saw merit in allowing a stay of execution or he would not have dissented on that particular case. And let's get this straight now, the Supreme Court is meant to be apolitical. Period. It is the Liberals who have turned the Court into a political dog and pony show by legislating from the bench. If the founding fathers had meant the Supreme Court to be a legislative body, I have no doubt they would have structured it that way. Let's get back to the original intent of the Court and of this system of government, shall we?