Thursday, January 29, 2009

Statue Commemorates Shoe Throwing In Iraq

A statue of a shoe was unveiled in Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein. Baghdad-based artist Laith al-Amari described the work as a tribute to the pride of the Iraqi people. The statue is inscribed with a poem honoring Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw the shoe at President Bush.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

The Tenth Amendment to The Constitution

Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

I don't want to "go off on a rant" as Dennis Miller would say, but lets pull out a high school textbook and look at this. Anything not expressly granted to the Federal government is reserved for the States or the People. Although this amendment has been very liberally interpreted, it is one of the tenets of The Constitution. This amendment is also known as the States' Rights Amendment. Also, keep in mind, the first ten amendments were ratified collectively, and known to most as The Bill of Rights. These first ten were kind of important to the founding fathers.

Don't follow leaders, watch your parking meters.

There's A Moral Here Somewhere

A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa , taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company. On one excursion, the old dog wanders after butterflies, and before long, poor Cuddles discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having a doggie dinner.

The old poodle thinks, "I'm in deep crap now!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap the dog exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. "Whew!", says the leopard, "That was close! That old thing nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with big cat. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of, saying, "Monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back. But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle exclaims, "Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wealthy Men Give Women More Orgasms

Scientists have found that the pleasure women get from making love is directly linked to the size of their partner’s bank balance.They found that the wealthier a man is, the more frequently his partner has orgasms.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Obama Wants Stem Cells Ban Lifted

I am so ready for this! Here's where I break from most Republicans. President-elect Barack Obama said Friday he wanted legislation in Congress to permit federal funding on stem cell research and overturn a ban imposed by President George W. Bush.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Camille Paglia: Obama's Early Stumbles

Camille dishes on Democratic woes, the Weather Underground, Kanye West, Freud, alleged gay genes and "the long sleep."

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

PETA's latest idiotic demand - fish are 'sea kittens'

RADICAL international animal rights group PETA has launched its most bizarre campaign yet, demanding fish be renamed "sea kittens". PETA - People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals - believes calling fish sea kittens will make sea food less appealing.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Trend - Adult Violence at Chuck E. Cheese

To law-enforcement officials, the place "where a kid can be a kid" is the scene of a surprising amount of disorderly conduct and battery among grown-ups.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hasbro to Manufacture Suicide Vest

(PAWTUCKET, RI.) Hasbro, Inc., a leader in manufactured toys, games and licensed products worldwide, are expanding their "NERF" line to include an "exploding" vest modeled after an Al Qaeda suicide bomber rig. The new toy, to be called "The NERF First Strike Vest", is described as a tactical edge in "NERF WAR" group skirmishes, and not for typical one-on-one battles between children. The vest will carry replica grenades, C4 bricks, and dynamite sticks which, when exploded, will send spring-loaded "NERF" foam-like shrapnel within a 20 foot radius of the wearer. It will take about ten minutes to reassemble the vest after detonation.

According to the vest press release, "Hasbro
recognizes its responsibility not only to make products in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and its own standards, but also to support the industry and regulatory process. Since the 1980s, the company has used bright neon colors for "NERF" products to insure law enforcement officials would not mistake our products for real weapons. "The NERF First Strike Vest" is no exception. The toy will feature neon green grenades, neon pink C4 packs, and bright red dynamite sticks. The vest itself is a bright reflective yellow, as suggested by the Department of Homeland Security, and will also presumably make wearers more visible for motorists at night."

According to other press releases from Hasbro, the "NERF" brand has featured toys that either shoot or are made from the foam-like material. Most of the toys fall in the category of foam-based weaponry, but there are also balls for indoor football and basketball. The most famous of the toys are their "dart guns" (also known as blasters) that shoot projectiles made from "NERF" foam.

It should be noted; the company has commited itself to corporate responsibility in the past. During the last seven years, Hasbro has cut its U.S. operations' greenhouse gas emissions by 43.4%. In addition, 88% of currently generated waste at operated sites around the world is recycled.

Friday, January 2, 2009

We are talking about wind farms, but China builds them

Well, at least we have Exxon and Pickens commercials on the air telling us how green they are. We have had an election campaign talking about alternative power. But China is actually building a huge wind power farm. Somehow I feel this is the next race the U.S. will lose. At least we are good at talking, right?

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