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Author: Raine    Date: 03/17/2008 12:39:58

Top of the Morning everyone. 'Tis St Patricks Day!

We maight be dying the blog green today, but until we get the logistics worked out, please sit back and pour y'rself a nice morning toddy, and break out yer derbies.

And please, if ya know what good f'r ya, instead of just wear'n a bit O' the Green today, try to be a little more green period! I'll be back shortly, in the mean time, Slainte!
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and on with the show!......

Looking for Osama and they found Spitzer. How convenient.
Uninteneed Consquences; From Newsweek:
The Patriot Act gave the FBI new powers to snoop on suspected terrorists. In the fine print were provisions that gave the Treasury Department authority to demand more information from banks about their customers' financial transactions. Congress wanted to help the Feds identify terrorist money launderers. But Treasury went further. [...]

Another element of the formulas: whether an account holder was a "politically exposed person." At first focused on potentially crooked foreign officials, the PEP lists expanded to include many U.S. politicians and public officials who were conceivably vulnerable to corruption.

I wonder how many of these politicians are republican and how many are democrat. We already have discovered that our Department of Justice is tainted. That another Democratic Governor is in jail.... How many other cases do we have like this?

The very idea that we are considering our own people, politicians as PEP's because the Government says so because of the patriot act, is something that seems to be wrought with Corruption. The law was written for one thing, and now it is being used as a dragnet for anything the feds think is suspicious, including politicians.

Remember when cases needed to be built upon evidence and investigation? Well thanks to this administration and those that passed the patriot act, it is no more. Innocent until proven guilty no longer matters. Eliot Spitzer got caught while we were supposed to be finding Osama Bin Laden.

And... if you think for one minute the president is telling you the truth that the NSA only spies on foreigners, and only to get the terra-ists™I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. Those wiretaps will eventually, if they have not already been so, used to dragnet regular Americans. We are no longer innocent until proven guilty. Eliot Spitzer now knows all too well.

Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. It is time we Americans drove our own snakes out of Washington.
:peace: and
Raine O' Martinio ;)

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Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 13:00:24
Top O' the Mornin' to you all! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!



On the Unofficial SMS B-Ball Tourney, the info again, for all interested:



http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com



Group Name: "Unofficial SMS Tourney"

Group ID #: 55189



Password: "computersaysyes"



I hope all will participate - I doesn't take a lot of skill - just a little Luck O' The Irish...

Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 13:05:59
Quote by Shane-O:

Top O' the Mornin' to you all! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!



On the Unofficial SMS B-Ball Tourney, the info again, for all interested:



http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com



Group Name: "Unofficial SMS Tourney"

Group ID #: 55189



Password: "computersaysyes"



I hope all will participate - I doesn't take a lot of skill - just a little Luck O' The Irish...


Might I suggest creating a blog entry for this so that the info is easier to find in the future? We could also use it to comment on the progress of the teams and who was "winning"...

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:08:31
Top 'O the mornin' ya miggity bunch a gets!



Get'cher Irish on!!!



Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 13:13:52
Quote by starling310:

Top 'O the mornin' ya miggity bunch a gets!



Get'cher Irish on!!!



*ahem*... I believe that's "gits"

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:15:59
Oo! Oo! I watched that too Jim! :clap:

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:16:56
Quote by BobR:

Quote by starling310:

Top 'O the mornin' ya miggity bunch a gets!



Get'cher Irish on!!!



*ahem*... I believe that's "gits"




Mah bad.... :nerd:

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:17:47
Wait a minute, doesn't family values mean "standing by your man," regardless if they cheat on you, beat you, etc??

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:20:15
Yes. . . family values is making your husband "feel like a man."







: takes a deep breath :





ARE YOU PEOPLE F*CKING KIDDIN ME!!!!!

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:24:52
Bloggie updated!

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:26:30
Wow, We are green for the day! Woohoo!

Comment by Shane-O on 03/17/2008 13:27:21
Quote by BobR:

Quote by Shane-O:

Top O' the Mornin' to you all! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!



On the Unofficial SMS B-Ball Tourney, the info again, for all interested:



http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com



Group Name: "Unofficial SMS Tourney"

Group ID #: 55189



Password: "computersaysyes"



I hope all will participate - I doesn't take a lot of skill - just a little Luck O' The Irish...


Might I suggest creating a blog entry for this so that the info is easier to find in the future? We could also use it to comment on the progress of the teams and who was "winning"...




No prob - I'll do it later today and leave it to you all to put it in the "proper" place on the page...



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:37:00
Shane-o You can just start a blog entry of your own with the link and the flaven! Good morning again everyone!

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:38:56
Kevin Actually stood up Momma?

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:39:37
Did I kill the blog?

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 13:39:48
Good morning everyone.



So Kevin was all talk and no action. Maybe Momma needs to come back to DC on a certain weekend in April. :P





And anyone heard from ShelaghC? She hasn't been around the last few days.

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:40:28
I don't know if he should have stayed in. . . I think ALL of them should RESIGN!



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 13:41:00
WoW My German Ancestry is feeling a little green this morning :)



But while the Irish only have a day for the drink the Germans have near a month.



Morning all! :hug:

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:41:37
Cheney is in IRaq, and BTW... SO is McCain.





Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:45:20
:( Abba Drummer found dead in Spain File this one under undignified deaths:
A former member of the Swedish pop group Abba has been found dead at his home in Spain.



Ola Brunkert, a drummer who played on all the band's albums, is believed to have bled to death from a throat wound after crashing through a glass door or window.



The 62-year-old managed to walk outside to seek help but died in his garden, according to police sources on the island of island of Mallorca. There is no suggestion of foul play.


Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 13:45:35
Good morning Mala.





And now we have a green blog.

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:48:19
Quote by Raine:

:( Abba Drummer found dead in Spain File this one under undignified deaths:
A former member of the Swedish pop group Abba has been found dead at his home in Spain.



Ola Brunkert, a drummer who played on all the band's albums, is believed to have bled to death from a throat wound after crashing through a glass door or window.



The 62-year-old managed to walk outside to seek help but died in his garden, according to police sources on the island of island of Mallorca. There is no suggestion of foul play.






:huh:





Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:48:20
I agree



We seem to time and time again allow for this kind of behaviour from well, republicans it seems and well, I think you know what I mean. This is just bullshit that Vitter and Craig are still in office. Bullsite! HARUMPH!

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 13:51:20
So, for the poll. How many voted for Easter for the candy and how many voted for St. Patrick's Day for the drinking?

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:51:25
That pastor said NOTHING wrong.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 13:52:22
Ok - I have personal news this morning.



Two years ago I was very excited that mom got what we thought was a great job at a contracting office with really good pay. She's been going a great job for those two years for want turns out is a psycho boss. This woman throws things, slams stuff around including her door, makes snotty comments within earshot of the person she's trying to cut down and generally over the last month has been nitpicking mom to the point she is a ball of stress, second guessing everything she does and we even drove out her office on sunday to triple check something she did on friday.



We talked about it all weekend and the whole situation has been nothing but stressing the whole house out for about month. Which is why I haven't been really talkative the last week.



Anyway - this morning mom gave her two weeks notice. She has no fall back for a job, this is probably one of the biggest risks she's ever taken. So I'm hoping everyong will keep us in their prayers or good wishes for her to find a good job with good people.



Oh - and I'm still going to the DC thing in April! :)

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:53:31
Slavery ended? But, Laura Ingrahm just said that I, as a woman, should marry a man and do ANYTHING he wants. . .

Oh, that wouldn't count? Or. . .



:star:ling understands that the analogy isn't precise, but. . .

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 13:54:57
Better luck vibes for Mala's Mom. It'll be tough with the current job market. But if you can't work under those conditions, it's probably for the best.

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:55:01
I want John McCain to sever all ties with John Hagee!

He is a doomsday rapturist for gawds sake!

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 13:57:11
Quote by livingonli:

Better luck vibes for Mala's Mom. It'll be tough with the current job market. But if you can't work under those conditions, it's probably for the best.




THing is the job market here is far different then a lot of places in the county.



Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 13:58:50
I want our cuntry to sever all ties with GEORGE DUBYA BUSH!!!

Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 13:59:56
Oh man, Mala. That really sucks. I assume there was no recourse, but it REALLY sucks to have a psyco boss.

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:04:43
I think the green is slowing down the blog.

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:06:34
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

Better luck vibes for Mala's Mom. It'll be tough with the current job market. But if you can't work under those conditions, it's probably for the best.




THing is the job market here is far different then a lot of places in the county.



I guess it's better in DC than in New York. I have seen that apparently WUSA seems to always be looking for people.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:06:48
Quote by Raine:

Oh man, Mala. That really sucks. I assume there was no recourse, but it REALLY sucks to have a psyco boss.




Ya, neither of us has ever come across that before. It was to the point I thought she could have a heart attack or stroke plus her smoking had doubled since this all started happening.



There is something better out there and it's a little scary to make this jump but I think we're going to be okay.



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:08:16
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

Better luck vibes for Mala's Mom. It'll be tough with the current job market. But if you can't work under those conditions, it's probably for the best.




THing is the job market here is far different then a lot of places in the county.



I guess it's better in DC than in New York. I have seen that apparently WUSA seems to always be looking for people.






I mean it's still a little tight but it looks to be like more people are hiring still around here.

Comment by velveeta jones on 03/17/2008 14:10:25
Morning all! Love the green. I'll be in lurk mode today (sorry I seem to be doing that lately - but I have a big landscaping project and rocks being delivered today).



Anywho -Shane-O: I'll be skipping the Basketball thingy- but if'n you have one for BASEBALL - count Velveeta IN!!



Mala - So sorry to read about your Mom's troubles with her boss. Does the boss have a boss over her? If so, then your Mom should really go and talk with that boss -IMO. I wish her (and you) all the best, it is tough out there.

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 14:12:39
OMG!!! I really wish my Condo Association would inform me AHEAD OF TIME, when worker men, are going to be walking around on my roof!!!!! I have windows up there into my bedroom. It just feels invasive.





Mala...sorry about your mum. Sounds like she is making the decision that will be better for her health, so I hope it'll work out.



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:18:12
Quote by velveeta jones:

Morning all! Love the green. I'll be in lurk mode today (sorry I seem to be doing that lately - but I have a big landscaping project and rocks being delivered today).



Anywho -Shane-O: I'll be skipping the Basketball thingy- but if'n you have one for BASEBALL - count Velveeta IN!!



Mala - So sorry to read about your Mom's troubles with her boss. Does the boss have a boss over her? If so, then your Mom should really go and talk with that boss -IMO. I wish her (and you) all the best, it is tough out there.






Ideally that would be the thing to do. First off Mom hates comfrontation. Second the person over her boss is her VP hubby, so she didn't feel like she had anywhere to go.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:20:06
Quote by starling310:

OMG!!! I really wish my Condo Association would inform me AHEAD OF TIME, when worker men, are going to be walking around on my roof!!!!! I have windows up there into my bedroom. It just feels invasive.





Mala...sorry about your mum. Sounds like she is making the decision that will be better for her health, so I hope it'll work out.







Thanks. Her health is the most important thing. I'm positive it's going to work out for the better.

Comment by starling310 on 03/17/2008 14:22:45
Her husband is her boss? ! ? !

That seems a tad inappropriate. . . for this very reason.



Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:24:13
Mala. Did you ever hear back from Shelagh about the DC trip?

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:26:44
Quote by starling310:

Her husband is her boss? ! ? !

That seems a tad inappropriate. . . for this very reason.





Her husband is one of the company's VP's. Plus she is good friends with one of the other VP's. She would have stayed if it weren't for this woman who wasn't willing to train mom in the job she was hired to do and put an incredible amount of stress on her.



Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:27:25
Quote by livingonli:

Mala. Did you ever hear back from Shelagh about the DC trip?




Yes, she, HBK and I are sharing a room. Haven't talked to her recently though.



Comment by Raine on 03/17/2008 14:30:58
Whew. It seems as tho we are still experiencing intermittant internet outages due to this weekends storms.



:kickcan:

Comment by BobR on 03/17/2008 14:34:13
Quote by livingonli:

I think the green is slowing down the blog.


:huh: How do you figure THAT?

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:34:25
Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

Mala. Did you ever hear back from Shelagh about the DC trip?




Yes, she, HBK and I are sharing a room. Haven't talked to her recently though.



At least we got that worked out. It looks like we could have a really big group. WE might be too big to have Raintinis in Bob and Raine's room.

Comment by livingonli on 03/17/2008 14:35:02
Quote by BobR:

Quote by livingonli:

I think the green is slowing down the blog.


:huh: How do you figure THAT?


About a half-hour ago, it was taking a long time to refresh. IT seems fine now, though,

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:38:10
Quote by Raine:

Whew. It seems as tho we are still experiencing intermittant internet outages due to this weekends storms.



:kickcan:




I'm glad you three are okay though!



Comment by m-hadley on 03/17/2008 14:38:25
Quote by Raine:

Bloggie updated!




Top O'the Mornin' to Everybody,

Thanks for the green blog Raine, and Shane-O, I'll try to get to my brackets later today. I put a March Madness post up on my blog yesterday - please feel free to check it out =) The Hoosiers got a tought draw (Arkansas in the first round - eeeek!), but I'll probably have them beating UNC (hope dies hard ) Take care everyone and don't drink too much green beer - Happy St. Paddy's Day



Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by wickedpam on 03/17/2008 14:39:20
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by wickedpam:

Quote by livingonli:

Mala. Did you ever hear back from Shelagh about the DC trip?




Yes, she, HBK and I are sharing a room. Haven't talked to her recently though.



At least we got that worked out. It looks like we could have a really big group. WE might be too big to have Raintinis in Bob and Raine's room.




Then we will find other places to have them :D