Sheehan & the cameras
Is this about a mother's grief or who can get the money shot?
No longer part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.......I'm now a card carrying member of the "Extreme Rightwing."
The Associated Press
HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, popular with the poor at home, offered on Tuesday to help needy Americans with cheap supplies of gasoline.
Neo-Nazis Dig Mother Sheehan (And are going to be in Crawford this weekend [27-28th])
Thursday, August 25, 2005
I knocked my head like this a few times when I use to skateboard but never as hard as this.
I'm taking a few days off from the Blog. My grandfather, 80, is down here visiting from IL and he had a slight stroke on Tuesday. He's fine now. Well he was fine about 30 mins after it all happened but he's still at the hospital getting a myriad of tests run to find out how to prevent another stroke or something worse.
U.S. Sets Fuel-Economy Limits, Categories for Trucks
....it's an anarchist getting tazed!
The Pittsburgh Organizing Group, an organization opposed to military recruitment in high schools, sponsored the march from the Carnegie Library down Forbes Avenue to the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in the 3700 block of Forbes. Organizers had hoped to shut down the [Recruiting] center, but it had already closed.
Pittsburgh police said the melee started when protesters tried to stop a freelance photographer for Fox 53 television from filming.
Now I know anarchists don't care about the law but.........
Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully causes or
attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal
of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or
willfully obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the
United States, to the injury of the service or the United States,
or attempts to do so -
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
twenty years, or both.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
WASHINGTON: Pakistan's state-sponsored bigotry and vilification of other religions has caught the attention of US policy makers following a raft of articles in the American media about the intolerance the country's formal education system is breeding.
I don't get why the news media is putting her up on a pedestal and not asking her about these past quotes?
.......That when oil prices rise, like they did last week to just under $67pb, it's all over the news but when the prices goes down, and droppes over $2pb in one day, the news on the drop is nill?
I was checking out pics from out of Gaza and came across this line in one of the captions.
August 16, 2005
Mundhir al-Fadhil, a constitutional lawyer (an Arab but a member of the Kurdish parliamentary faction) and a member of the drafting committee has identified eighteen issues over which there was different degrees of disagreement between the three major ethnic groups in Iraq—the Shi'a, the Sunnis and the Kurds. For each of the issues there are two or more optional resolutions. The following is a listing of the issues, their underlying options and what was adopted for consideration by the National Assembly on August 15:
1. The Title of the Republic (five options)
2. Religion (three options)
a. Islam is the religion of the state and one of the sources of legislation. There shall be no law that contradicts general principles of Islam.
b. Islam is a fundamental source of legislation and no legislation should contradict it.
c. The religion is the fundamental source of legislation… The constitution shall protect the Islamic identity of the majority of the Iraqi people and its majority of Shi'a and Sunnis.
3. The Structure of the Iraqi People (three options)
a. The Iraqi people is made up of two principal nationalities – Arabs and Kurds, and other key nationalities including Turkmen, Chaldeans, Assyrians and others.
b. The Iraqi people are made up of principal nationalities – Arabs and Kurds and other key nationalities. (One of these other nationalities was Persians which enormous controversy in Iraq. As far as one knows the "the Persian nationality" was expunged from the draft constitution).
c. The Iraqi people is made up of a number of nationalities, religions and sects) without dwelling on the details.
4. Language (two options)
5. The Identity of Iraq (five options)
6 and 7 deal with the marja'iya (the Shi'ite religious authority) and the Shi'ite holy sites. (Indications are that they will be deleted from the final document.)
8. The President of the Republic: One or two vice presidents or no vice president
9. The Ministers: The issue is whether they should be members or non-members of the national assembly
10. Natural Resources (three options)
11. Domestic Relations (two options)
12. Voluntary Federalism and the Right for Self Determination (two options)
13. Executive Authority: The President or the Prime Minister
14. Dual Nationality (three options)
by Victor Davis Hanson
''That frightened the hell out of everyone,'' said Gwen Patton, national spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania-based Pistols. 'It made a lot of people think, `Do I ever want to find myself alone without protection of any kind?' ''
Really? I wonder if they think 13 year olds should be allowed to carry too?
MILLINOCKET, Maine, August 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bumper sticker saved a baby’s life, as reported by an e-newsletter. Pro-lifers Dave and Mary Labun came out of the house to their parked car to find a handwritten note on the windshield thanking them for their “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart” bumper sticker.
The note reads as follows:
This might be very weird, but I wanted to thank you. I’m not sure what you believe in, but I’m a strong believer in God, and right now I am 17 and pregnant. And on my way to school one day, I was really wondering what to do – I was really thinking about abortion, because I was scared.
As that thought came to mind, I walked past your car, and happened to look over and saw your bumper sticker, “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart.”
My heart dropped. I believe God was talking to me, through that sticker, and I also believe I will never think about it again. I’m going to keep my baby, and I’m not that scared any more.
Thank you so much for helping me make the best choice of my life. God bless – a very happy mother-to-be.
“We live 30 yards from the high school where I taught for 31 years,” presumably the school the girl referred to in the letter, David Labun told LifeSiteNews.com Monday. He said that his wife saw the note first, because it was her car that is usually parked in the driveway with the rear bumper facing the street. He said the handwritten note was inside a plastic baggy.
“Normally I don’t like bumper stickers,” he said. “But since it was for the pro-life cause, I thought it would be a good idea.” Labun said people occasionally react to the sticker, as well as to the sticker on his other car, which reads, “Adoption, not Abortion.” Usually observers say, “I like your bumper sticker,” he said.
See the Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary site, with a scanned version of the note at:
Perhaps to the dismay of some Muslims and many Liberals, we are not as uneducated about the religion and cultures that practice terror. Of course, we all know that some Muslims take their religion and practice peace, but there are also a great number that do not. The Muslims who use peaceful passages from the Quran seem to think we do not know of these passages. But we do. After all, Mohammed knew enough of Jewish scripture from Jews living in his land at the time, and he also had exposure to mostly heretical Christians at the time as well who lived in Arabia and their unsound doctrines. This is why most Muslims I talk with have a very limited and very strange understanding about what the Bible says. The Muslim understanding of the Bible comes from what the Quran claims, which is quite contrary to what the Bible actually says. But it is we who lack understanding.
And for those of us who have read through the Quran, the Hadiths, and other Islamic writings, we are not as blind as most Muslims would like to think. We also know the history of Mohammed and his lifestyle better than we are assumed to know. So Liberals and Muslims, what is it about Islam we are supposed to know that we do not now understand?
Are we supposed to take the commands of Mohammed to slay Christians and Jews, or the command to impose a Dhimmi tax on non-Mohammedans, or the 164 verses concerning Jihad, or the Hadiths that tell us Mohammed thought the Earth was flat, and that the sun rose and set in 2 different directions? Or are not to understand that Mohammed claimed the sun set down at night into a mud puddle, and that is why it got dark out?
Are we to understand that after Jesus said He was the last prophet, and any who came after was a fake, that Mohammed had authority to over ride the claims of Jesus? After all, Muslims always tell us that they revere Jesus as a great prophet, yet with the Quran they completely deny His words and His mission. Just as the Palestinians and all their supporters do by trying to take the land the Quran said belongs to the Jews.[snip]
Palestinian Children Torch Model
Special Dispatch Series - No. 957
Chief Iranian Nuclear Affairs Negotiator Hosein Musavian: The Negotiations with Europe Bought Us Time to Complete the Esfahan UCF Project and the Work on the Centrifuges in Natanz
The following are excerpts from an interview with Iran's chief nuclear affairs negotiator, and Supreme National Security Council member Hosein Musavian, which aired on Iranian Channel 2 on August 4, 2005. To view this clip visit http://memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=805. To view several MEMRI TV clips on Iran's Defense Program, visit http://memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=135.
Musavian: "Those [in Iran] who criticize us and claim that we should have only worked with the IAEA do not know that at that stage – that is, in August 2003 – we needed another year to complete the Esfahan (UCF) project, so it could be operational. They say that because of that 50-day [ultimatum], we should have kept [the UCF] in Esfahan incomplete, and that we needed to comply with the IAEA's demands and shut down the facilities.
"The regime adopted a twofold policy here: It worked intensively with the IAEA, and it also conducted negotiations on international and political levels. The IAEA gave us a 50-day extension to suspend the enrichment and all related activities. But thanks to the negotiations with Europe we gained another year, in which we completed (the UCF) in Esfahan.
"There was a time when we said we would not work with Europe, the world, or the IAEA, and that we would not comply with any of their demands. There were very clear consequences: After 50 days, the IAEA Board of Governors would have undoubtedly handed the Iranian dossier over to the (U.N.) Security Council. There is no doubt about it. As for those who say we should have worked only with the IAEA – this would have meant depriving Iran of the opportunity to complete the Esfahan project in the one-year extension.
"Esfahan's (UCF) was completed during that year. Even in Natanz, we needed six to twelve months to complete the work on the centrifuges. Within that year, the Natanz project reached a stage where the small number of centrifuges required for the preliminary stage, could operate. In Esfahan, we have reached UF4 and UF6 production stages.
"We suspended the UCF in Esfahan in October 2004, although we were required to do so in October 2003. If we had suspended it then, (the UCF) in Esfahan would have never been completed. Today we are in a position of power: (The UCF) in Esfahan is complete and UF4 and UF6 gases are being produced. We have a stockpile of products, and during this period, we have managed to convert 36 tons of yellow cake into gas and store it. In Natanz, much of the work has been completed.
"Thanks to our dealings with Europe, even when we got a 50-day ultimatum, we managed to continue the work for two years. This way we completed (the UCF) in Esfahan. This way we carried out the work to complete Natanz, and on top of that, we even gained benefits. For 10 years, America prevented Iran from joining the WTO. This obstacle was removed, and Iran began talks in order to join the WTO. In the past, the world did not accept Iran as a member of the group of countries with a nuclear fuel cycle. In these two years, and thanks to the Paris Agreement, we entered the international game of the nuclear fuel cycle, and Iran was recognized as one of the countries with a nuclear fuel cycle. An Iranian delegate even participated in the relevant talks. We gained other benefits during these two years as well."
And what are you going to use against the west, those nukes that you're NOT building?
Here's the audio from Wednesday.
I'm listening to the TONY SNOW show and he's got a guy down there and I think I just heard him say that Pres. Bush WILL meet w/ Cindy.
OLBERMANN: Last question. It‘s pure politics. The nature of the media coverage you‘re getting now, the response from other families of soldiers killed in Iraq, all of that, from the perspective of your protest there, in a way, isn‘t it really better if President Bush doesn‘t meet with you?
Teach them Karate......
By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer
Via: It comes in Pints?
Hello again Melanie,
Our family has been so distressed by the recent activities of Cindy we are breaking our silence and we have collectively written a statement for release. Feel free to distribute it as you wish. Thanks – Cherie
In response to questions regarding the Cindy Sheehan/Crawford Texas issue:
Sheehan Family Statement:
The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.
Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
…so black applicants can pass it.
April 15, 2004, 4:34 p.m.
I just got done listening to Curt Weldon on Mark Levin's show outa NY, this story has got legs.