Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Global warming wins!!!

At least for one day. And may I say yesterday was a beautiful day. Cloudless skies and 72 degrees.... reminded me of Hawaii... except I worked and worked... fresh mulch in the flower and bush beds out front.... cleaned out the beds in front of the new addition... chased off a Blue Racer snake..no big deal, they are naturally shy and will leave if given the chance.

The problem is that all my muscles have turned to flab, and when I decided to take out three dead trees on the edge of the woodlot that contains the Palatial Retirement Compound... well, just let me say that it was a major error in judgement, but I think I will be walking normally in a few days.

One of the trees was a cedar and will be missed. The other two were sweet gum. Messy hardly describes them. Yet they provided shade and wind break.

After the severe freeze last year that came after the trees had leafed out and destroyed the leaves, the County Agent said that they would leaf out again, and they did. He also said that some would likely die over the winter. Especially if the summer was dry...and it was... and the next winter was cold... which it was... I saw four more that look questionable... but maybe not.

I didn't watch the "debate" last night. There are some things even I won't do. And the transcripts will be available and more accurate. Besides Hussein exposing his inability to judge moral versus immoral, much is being made over Hillary saying Hussein could win.

You think? Well, duhhhhhhhhhhh.

I think my mind drifted back to Hawaii because of Hussein's comments that he was raised by a mother on food stamps. He also was raised by a grandmother who, in addition to being fearful of black men as all typical whites are... if I can believe Hussein....was a Vice President of the largest bank in Hawaii... Has the candidate of change adopted some of Hillary's hen house ways???

Aloha chums!

Hussein and equivalence

Just when you think it can't get any better, or worse, Hussein does it again.
This from Newsbusters.

Prefacing the issue under the “general theme of patriotism,” and previous questions about why Obama has, at times, refused to wear an American flag lapel pin, Stephanopoulos noted, “[Ayers] never apologized for [the bombings]. And in fact, on 9/11, he was quoted in the New York Times, saying, ‘I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.’” The ABC host pointedly observed that Obama’s campaign has described the relationship with Ayers as “friendly.” Stephanopoulos then asked, “Can you explain that relationship for the voters and explain to Democrats why it won’t be a problem?”

Obama’s response included stating that Ayers's actions happened when he was very young and asserted they weren’t relevant. Oddly, he went on to compare a man who was involved in bombings that killed people to his colleague, Republican Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma. Obama stated, “The fact is that I’m also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who during his campaign once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions."

But "oddly?" Not at all. He sees the actions of Ayers as moral. Ayers is attacking the "enemy," who is engaged in "immoral acts." In this case the defense of the country. Hussein also sees that Coburn is attacking the "enemy." In this case those who carry out abortions and thus engage in "immoral acts."

In his mind the actions are equal. Both are attacking what each see as evil. What Hussein has told us is that he cannot distinguish between right and wrong. He lives in a world of no absolutes. Thus he is comfortable with Ayers, and his Reverend and Rezko and Senator Coburn.....

That is a frightening thought about a man who would be President. Doubly so in a time of war.

Hussein and wishful thinking.

Obama has frequently been taunted by his rivals for suggesting as president he’d sit down with America’s enemies without preconditions. He attempted to clarify Wednesday that he would go into meetings with Iranian leaders with a “very clear set of objectives and a very clear set of demands.”

Among those, he said he would press the country to stop pursuing nuclear weapons, stop funding Hezbollah and Hamas and stop threatening Israel.

“My interest in meeting with Iran is practical; it is not based on my assessment of who they are or my judgment about their values, but rather it is a practical assessment in terms of how we can best achieve our ultimate goal, which is an Iran that is not threatening its neighbors, is not threatening Israel, does not possess nuclear weapons, is not funding organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas,” he said.

“They may not agree to any one or all of those demands. But, by having made them directly, it becomes much more difficult for them, I think, to posture on the international stage and it then positions us to be able to obtain the kinds of assistance from potential allies that we need,” Obama continued.

Here again we see the elitist Hussein. He obviously believes that just by him asking Iran the results would be different.

An obvious question is why. What magic potion does he think he brings. Even worse, what happens when he is turned down? At that point you must either accept the results or go to war. There are no other options.

His inexperience coupled with a false sense of ability are deadly.

I wonder if the knuckle heads who swoon in his presence have thought about that. It would appear they have not.


Awesone Pics

These are awesome. Click and enjoy.

My thanks to Tom R.


Why would any Jew vote Democratic?

I have asked that question before and I am asking it again.

February 6, 2007 -- THE Democratic National Committee made a strange choice to deliver the invocation last Friday at its winter meeting: Husham al-Husainy - an extremist who has a long record of support for prominent Islamists at war with America and Israel....

Al-Husainy heads the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center mosque in Dearborn, Mich., one of the largest Shiite mosques in North America. He is an open admirer of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - under whose rule Americans were held hostage for 444 days.

During last summer's Israel-Hezbollah war, al-Husainy led rallies in Dearborn in support of the Lebanese terrorist group. Protesters displayed swastikas as well as anti-American and anti-Semitic posters.

I attended one rally, at Dearborn's Bint Jebail Cultural Center - named for the stronghold in south Lebanon from which Hezbollah rockets rained on Israel. Al-Husainy was among several who delivered hate-filled, anti-American rhetoric. He cheered as others called for the hastened destruction of the Jews

I mean I understand that the country club Repubs discriminated, and I understand that hurt. But time goes by and things change. The facts now are that the Democratic Party is under control of the anti-war Left, and when you scratch too many of these guys, you find a Jew hater, although many claim they just hate Israel's actions in defending themselves. You even have an ex-President and leading anti-war Leftist, aka Jimmy Carter, over there laying wreaths on tombs of dead Jew haters and hugging live Jew haters.

Time to catch a clue, folks. To flip a phrase, "A friend of my enemy is not my friend."

The Pope and Immigration

I heard on either the TV or radio that the Pope wants to talk to President Bush about immigration reform.

Which leads me to say: Mind your own business! And if you want to really help the citizens of Mexico and other countries to the south, tell them birth control is okay.

Perception is everything, President Bush.

From bizzyblog we get this in response to the press running in circles.

(AP's) Crutsinger also hilariously raised the specter of long-ago ogre:

The inflation pressures are occurring at a time when the overall economy is slowing and many analysts believe may have toppled into a recession. That raises concerns that the country could be facing another bout of stagflation, the malady that last occurred in the 1970s when economic growth stagnated but inflation kept rising.

Stagflation? Based on the latest data, the sum of inflation (about 4.0%, with food and energy, as of February) and unemployment (5.1% as of March) is currently 9.1%.

In December 1980, thanks to our worst president ever, who now dabbles in terrorist coddling, it was over double that, at 19.7% (12.5% inflation and 7.2% unemployment).

Heck, the current “stagflation” number is barely higher than April 1995’s 8.8% (3.0% inflation and 5.8% unemployment), during a period the AP seems to regard as the Golden Age of Pericles because a Democrat was in charge at the White House. I don’t recall the business press worrying about stagflation then.

Well, yes, but the perception is that things are bad, and if the Repubs want to lose come November all they need is more of the same from Bush.

On a day when he should have been demanding that Congress implement McCain's call to eliminate the 18 cents per gallon gasoline, the 24 cents per gallon deisel tax for three months and stop purchasing oil for the strategic reserve, he is having a "historic" meeting with the Pope.

That's called "doing nothing," Mr. President. And btw - why don't we take some oil out of the reserve?? Looks like we could use a bit of strategic thinking righht now.