Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I love puns

Regardless of one's age, you simply should always plan ahead:

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married -- for the fourth time.

The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation. "He's a funeral director," she answered.

"Interesting," the newsman thought. He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.

She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she'd first married a banker when she was in her early 20's, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40's, later on a preacher when in her 60's, and now in her 80's, a funeral director.

The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.

Are you ready for this?

She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."

My thanks to Mack E!

What the Left thinks

Amongst the chatter and noise of “Super Tuesday” the CIA announced that they had actually waterboarded three terrorists. This of course was hardly news after the ABC News interview with this retired CIA employee:

In the first public comment by any CIA officer involved in handling high-value al Qaeda targets, John Kiriakou, now retired, said the technique broke Zubaydah in less than 35 seconds. …."The next day, he told his interrogator that Allah had visited him in his cell during the night and told him to cooperate," said Kiriakou

That our chattering class and those on the Left, consider such an effective means of obtaining information to be immoral is beyond me. But then the actions of people who claim to defend women’s rights but don’t seem to want to fight terrorists who will cheerfully hang women for raping a man is almost beyond me.

Note the “claim to defend” and “almost beyond.”

I have gradually came to the conclusion that the anti-war Left is basically willing to give lip service to certain things but when the rubber hits the road is unwilling to stand and deliver.

Women’s right’s, minority rights, freedom of speech…… rights that I, and I think most of us, hold dear, are merely things to be traded for peace, security and political power.

What the Left wants is control of our lives. They do not believe in freedom of speech, but rather your right to speak in agreement with them. So the protests against the war is not based on principle, but based on them believing they can negotiate with the terrorists. Giving up freedom of religion is not frightening to people who think that the most evil of religious type folks was Jerry Falwell.

They don’t believe that the radical Muslim terrorists really mean it when they say that all must obey Shari law because they have come to fruition in the hot house of thinking they are elite and they establish the rules for others.

I desperately hope that we can do enough to allow these people to keep themselves in blissful ignorance.

ABC News