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Author: TriSec    Date: 11/27/2007 11:26:55

Good morning.

Today is our 1,714th day in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do, with the latest casualty figures, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 3876
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 3737
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3415
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3017
Since Election (1/31/05): 2439

Other Coalition Troops: 306
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 469


We find this morning's Cost of War standing at:

$ 472, 152, 225, 000 .00




Before we get to IAVA this morning,this story from the Globe caught my eye. Remember folks, this is our army!

WASHINGTON - Two weeks ago, the Pentagon announced the "good news" that the Army had met its recruiting goal for October, the first month in a five-year plan to add 65,000 new soldiers to the ranks by 2012.
more stories like this

But Pentagon statistics show the Army met that goal by accepting a higher percentage of enlistees with criminal records, drug or alcohol problems, or health conditions that would have ordinarily disqualified them from service.

In each fiscal year since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, statisics show, the Army has accepted a growing percentage of recruits who do not meet its own minimum fitness standards. The October statistics show that at least 1 of every 5 recruits required a waiver to join the service, leading military analysts to conclude that the Army is lowering standards more than it has in decades.

"The across-the-board lowering of the standards is buying problems in the future," said John D. Hutson, a retired rear admiral, dean of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, and a former judge advocate general of the Navy. "You are going to have more people getting in trouble, more people washing out" of the service before finishing their tour of duty.

The Army Recruiting Command, based in Fort Knox, Ky., insists that it carefully reviews each applicant. "We look at the recent history, such as employment, schooling, references, and signs of remorse and changed behavior since the incident occurred" on how recruits with criminal records are regarded, the command said in a statement to the Globe.

But Senator Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat and influential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he is concerned that the the Army is sacrificing quality for quantity.

"While quantity is of course important, quality must remain the highest priority," Levin said at a Nov. 15 congressional hearing. "The Army must continue to uphold high standards - moral, intellectual, and physical - for new recruits, to ensure that these young men and women are capable of handling the great demands that they will face . . . We must find a way to both increase the size of the Army and to maintain its standards."

Anxious to reduce the strain the Iraq war has placed on ground forces, Congress earlier this year approved the Pentagon's proposal to bring the active-duty Army to at least 547,000 troops, an increase of 65,000 and the biggest buildup of conventional forces since the end of the Cold War. The plan is predicted to cost as much as $70 billion.

Army leaders say they are on pace to complete the expansion two years early by beefing up recruiting efforts and offering mid-level officers and enlisted soldiers bonuses of up to $35,000 if they reenlist.


Having an army of addicts, criminals, and sicklings strikes me as rather wrong, how about you?



Now turning to IAVA, you've no doubt heard that the Pentagon is asking some wounded soldiers to return their signing bonuses. Well, there's a new law in the offing, HR 3793, that would protect these bonuses. IAVA has set up a handy online form to contact your legislators.
Troops who are discharged for injuries they've sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan should be entitled to their full enlistment bonuses. I support the Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act (H.R. 3793), and hope you will make this legislation a priority in 2008.

We cannot continue to nickel and dime these men and women who have given so much to serve our country. Please support H.R. 3793.



But it looks like all this recruiting and bonusing is going to only increase over the long haul. In case you missed it, the Iraqi government has just just signed a deal that will keep our troops there forever.
President Bush on Monday signed a deal setting the foundation for a potential long-term U.S. troop presence in Iraq, with details to be negotiated over matters that have defined the war debate at home how many U.S. forces will stay in the country, and for how long.

The agreement between Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki confirms that the United States and Iraq will hash out an "enduring" relationship in military, economic and political terms. Details of that relationship will be negotiated in 2008, with a completion goal of July, when the U.S. intends to finish withdrawing the five combat brigades sent in 2007 as part of the troop buildup that has helped curb sectarian violence.

"What U.S. troops are doing, how many troops are required to do that, are bases required, which partners will join them all these things are on the negotiating table," said Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, President Bush's adviser on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The proposal underlines how the United States and Iraq are exploring what their relationship might look like once the U.S. significantly draws down its troop presence. It comes as a Democratic Congress unsuccessfully, so far prods Bush to withdraw troops faster than he wants.

Bush and al-Maliki signed the new U.S.-Iraq "declaration of principles" during a secure video conference Monday morning.

Al-Maliki, in a televised address, said his government would ask the United Nations to renew the mandate for the multinational force for one final time with its authorization to end in 2008.

The U.S.-Iraq agreement will replace the present U.N. mandate regulating the presence of the U.S.-led forces in Iraq. Al-Maliki said the agreement provides for U.S. support for the "democratic regime in Iraq against domestic and external dangers."

It also would help the Iraqi government thwart any attempt to suspend or repeal a constitution drafted with U.S. help and adopted in a nationwide vote in 2005. That appeared to be a reference to any attempt to remove the government by violence or in a coup.




Come on in...there's still plenty more work to do with less than 45 days to the NH Primary.






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Comment by BobR on 11/27/2007 14:21:35
Frist!! :banana:



well that's a first... (pun intended)...



Oh - and morning, folks... :coffee:

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 14:25:01
Good morning! Reading the blog opening....is it any wonder why there has been such an uptick in the incidents of violence against women in the military?

Comment by BobR on 11/27/2007 14:29:06
Cuteness alert!!! Two cats talking



Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 14:31:07
Sean Taylor is dead. that is rather sad.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 14:34:31
Good morning everyone.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 14:38:00
It's all about the Benjamins, baby.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 14:40:14
Sean needs a glass of warm milk and a sedative.

Comment by starling310 on 11/27/2007 14:41:42
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:



American Gladiators is BACK!



Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 14:44:03
:yadda: caller reading the talking points.

Comment by starling310 on 11/27/2007 14:44:10
". . . You run with the Trent Lott thing for 35 minutes. . . ." :cry:



Whiny!

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 14:44:32
Another caller with the Republican talking points.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 14:45:23
Quote by starling310: ". . . You run with the Trent Lott thing for 35 minutes. . . ." :cry:



Whiny!


More like screechy and unhinged.

Comment by starling310 on 11/27/2007 14:48:20
Do people not get that Momma and the Mooks™ are not passing themselves off as NEWS, and that is the difference?





Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 14:51:55
Quote by Raine: Good morning! Reading the blog opening....is it any wonder why there has been such an uptick in the incidents of violence against women in the military?








Huh, I never managed to make that connection.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 14:52:52
Quote by starling310: Do people not get that Momma and the Mooks™ are not passing themselves off as NEWS, and that is the difference?





First, you would have to believe that Republicans have a sense of humor that doesn't involve making jokes about people dying or getting killed.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 14:57:23
How about Bruce Lee comes back from the dead to take on Chuck Norris like in that big fight in Italy in one of the old Bruce Lee films.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 14:59:01
Morning! :hug:

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 15:01:31
Quote by starling310: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:



American Gladiators is BACK!





Did you see the ad for that last night during Heroes? All I could think was 'is that guy wearing a bra?' :scratchhead:

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:02:50
Bush would not know peace if it sat on his head. These peace talks are a joke.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 15:03:22
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by starling310: Do people not get that Momma and the Mooks™ are not passing themselves off as NEWS, and that is the difference?





First, you would have to believe that Republicans have a sense of humor that doesn't involve making jokes about people dying or getting killed.




Just remember right-wing actress (and I use the word actress loosely) Patrica Heaton thinks she's funny.



Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:06:37
Good morning Mala. The breakfast corner is ready.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:07:36
I think I may be coming down with a little cold ... :sniff:

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:08:07
That was a creepy letter... Dude wants to be momma's dog?

Comment by starling310 on 11/27/2007 15:08:16
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by starling310: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:



American Gladiators is BACK!





Did you see the ad for that last night during Heroes? All I could think was 'is that guy wearing a bra?' :scratchhead:




I did! I was so psyched.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:09:31
Quote by Raine: I think I may be coming down with a little cold ... :sniff:


I guess I know where you got it from.



:healing vibes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:09:50
Quote by BobR: Cuteness alert!!! Two cats talking
Wow... I need insulin now! too cute!

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 15:10:30
Quote by livingonli: Good morning Mala. The breakfast corner is ready.




Thank goodness, didn't get anything to eat before I left this morning.



* pours self bowl of BlogieO's and skim milk *



Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:11:13
:rofl: Gay man's advice is good actually!

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 15:12:59
Man, that cold is going around!





~~~~~~~~~~healing vibes to all those not feeling well! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:14:27
Bloggie-O's. the breakfast of champions.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:15:08
Dana had a little fruedian slip, and called Gore the president! That was rich!

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:19:07
:beer:

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:20:03
Quote by Raine: Dana had a little fruedian slip, and called Gore the president! That was rich!


:rofl:

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:20:27
Quote by Raine:




Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:25:03
The temperatures are already falling here. They were in the 60's when I went to bed last night. Noe it's down to the low 50's.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:28:06
I heard that slip too!

Comment by BobR on 11/27/2007 15:28:34
Quote by Raine: I heard that slip too!


The Truth comes out!

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 15:28:49
Ain't it funny how the truth just slips out.

Comment by BobR on 11/27/2007 15:36:02
Bloggie-O's and Beer for Breakfast!

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:37:39
Quote by wickedpam: Ain't it funny how the truth just slips out.


Verbal slipups are the most telling indeed.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:39:52
Who needs that sciency stuff when a Huckabee administration will revive the crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:40:33
I am going start referring to ®epublicans Eating thier own as ®ETO, from here on in.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 15:41:34
I used to watch The show on HBO that featured the Moonlight Bunny Ranch... I wonder if they are gonna get Air Force AMy to campaign... oops never mind!

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:41:45
But Ron Paul also has some social conservative views unlike other Libertarians. He stated some of them when he was on with Stacy Taylor and it's not just his opposition to abortion.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 15:42:34
Did the Phoneix stream just give out?

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 15:45:00
Fred Thompson while watching SportsCenter; {Fred_Gump}

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 15:47:38
Never mind it's back now.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:03:24
I broke the blog... I was trying to tell everyone to click on this ink to the imdb entry for Air Force Amy.... and check out the first sponsored link under her picture... :rofl:

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:05:46
:doh: !



:hug:





That's okay, I've managed to take down whole networks before just by entering a wrong number

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:08:25
Just look at it this way - someone really needed Jesus in their life :D

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:09:19
I miss Futurama

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:11:27
Hey, do we have any Questions for Goldwater Miller?

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:12:04
I could call up with my stuffy dose.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:13:04
Bitters YEs, is correct. Bitters were used for medicinal reasonw! He get's a gold

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:14:39
Ummmmmmmmmm.......how about...........If chosen to serve could we have have George Clooney as Press Secertary? Just watching him makes the news much happier.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:15:43
Quote by wickedpam: ! :hug: That's okay, I've managed to take down whole networks before just by entering a wrong number
Ahhh... it is great to have such power.... such responsibility....

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:17:01
:clap: Great Woody Allen :foil:!!!!

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:17:43
Simon Cowell has a wide stance?

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:22:18
Quote by Raine: Great Woody Allen :foil:!!!!


What happrened to Soon-Yin?

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:26:55
What channel actally shows that "celebrity" show?

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:28:35
I I love Squirt!

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:30:08
Quote by wickedpam: What channel actally shows that "celebrity" show?


Which one? There are so many of them.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:30:09


Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:30:47
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam: What channel actally shows that "celebrity" show?


Which one? There are so many of them.




That I'm a Celebrity Get me out of Here thing.



Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:31:17
Quote by wickedpam: Ummmmmmmmmm.......how about...........If chosen to serve could we have have George Clooney as Press Secertary? Just watching him makes the news much happier.






only question I could think of right now

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:33:00
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam: What channel actally shows that "celebrity" show?


Which one? There are so many of them.




That I'm a Celebrity Get me out of Here thing.



ABC had that one. I don't think it did very well.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:34:16
MGM!!!

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:34:20
An mgm shout out!

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:35:13
That was a very bad joke.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:35:16
Lenny Kravitz did the halftime for the Grey Cup this year.



MGM with the listener humor.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:35:52
is tequila considered a brown liquor?

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:37:06
So, who's on hold?

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:37:35
I was on hold with the copier guy :shrug:

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:38:32
I might be able to get the blue man group to endorse. I know a friend in NEw yawk!

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:40:05
How can we get a rally on the east coast?!?!?!?

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:41:29
Quote by livingonli: So, who's on hold?
I did not call today... I didn't want to sniffle and sneeze in the Ears of Aunt CC and Momma.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:42:26
Quote by Raine: How can we get a rally on the east coast?!?!?!?


I second that. Preferably something in DC sometime in April.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:43:00
rebranding sounds a little stepfordian...

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:44:37
Quote by Raine: rebranding sounds a little stepfordian...


Where's PETA when you need them?

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:44:42
So -- I am very excited... going to our Fave Sushi Place, for the 10$ all you can eat sushi bar! Yummy! Sushi Always makes my colds feel better. Sushi and Miso Soup!

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 16:45:34
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: How can we get a rally on the east coast?!?!?!?


I second that. Preferably something in DC sometime in April.




Were ya'll reading my mind?

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:46:39
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: How can we get a rally on the east coast?!?!?!?
I second that. Preferably something in DC sometime in April.
AHHH! YES!!! a CONVENTION! With all the Old man drinks!

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:47:21
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: How can we get a rally on the east coast?!?!?!?


I second that. Preferably something in DC sometime in April.




Were ya'll reading my mind?


It's the awesome power of the blog.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:55:52
Did the blog just burp or something?

Comment by BobR on 11/27/2007 16:57:36
I think the ISP reset the server... :rolleyes2:

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 16:59:06
I did not break it this time!... Seems as tho the Server reset.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 16:59:32
Want to go to a foreign porn film festival?

Comment by BobR on 11/27/2007 16:59:58
Quote by Raine: I love Squirt!


I love a good Squirt in my mouth too!



skates off to penalty box...



Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 17:00:45
OK, Homework for everyone... we all have to write letters of request and intent so we can have a GM'08 Convention in DC in April. We can make it a potluck buffet!

Comment by BobR on 11/27/2007 17:01:21
Quote by Raine: is tequila considered a brown liquor?


The good kind is... I do not like clear rum or clear tequila.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 17:02:57
Quote by Raine: OK, Homework for everyone... we all have to write letters of request and intent so we can have a GM'08 Convention in DC in April.



We can make it a potluck buffet!




Wonder if 3WT would sponser?



Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 17:06:48
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: OK, Homework for everyone... we all have to write letters of request and intent so we can have a GM'08 Convention in DC in April.



We can make it a potluck buffet!




Wonder if 3WT would sponser?



They should. It would be good publicity.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 17:07:29
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: OK, Homework for everyone... we all have to write letters of request and intent so we can have a GM'08 Convention in DC in April. We can make it a potluck buffet!
Wonder if 3WT would sponser?
This is really getting my gears grinding!

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 17:11:54
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: OK, Homework for everyone... we all have to write letters of request and intent so we can have a GM'08 Convention in DC in April.



We can make it a potluck buffet!




Wonder if 3WT would sponser?



They should. It would be good publicity.




Commonsense would tell you yes, but 1260am didn't do a damn thing expect with Ed and Bill Press



Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 17:14:51
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: OK, Homework for everyone... we all have to write letters of request and intent so we can have a GM'08 Convention in DC in April.



We can make it a potluck buffet!




Wonder if 3WT would sponser?



They should. It would be good publicity.




Commonsense would tell you yes, but 1260am didn't do a damn thing expect with Ed and Bill Press



It sounds like Crap Channel didn't want to do anything with 1260. They just slapped something and just hoped for listeners. Why for the first year of the format, did they keep Imus on that frequency?

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 17:16:05
So is Kathleen Wiley batshit crazy or what?

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 17:17:27
You know, I know that I should be a bit more objective, but Kathleen Willey seems an awful lot like a woman who is just full of sour grapes.

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 17:19:17
I am very hungry! Bobber is on a conferance call tho, so I must be patient... and then it's SUSHI TIME!~

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 17:21:18
Well, I guess it's a good thing you're not too sick because you wouldn't be hungry then.

Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 17:25:39
Barkeep? A three-martini lunch, please!





Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 17:37:53
Quote by TriSec: Barkeep? A three-martini lunch, please!
:martini: :martini:

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 17:41:33
Contacting 3WT



The way they butcher Steph's show I don't hold out much hope of them sponsering a visit.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 17:44:32
Quote by wickedpam: Contacting 3WT



The way they butcher Steph's show I don't hold out much hope of them sponsering a visit.


Losing the last hour and the frequent sports pre-emptions (wait until baseball season) do not help a show build listenership. If they kept the show in the morning, it would have been a good move. The only advantage is 3WT has a strong nightime signal. I do pick it up here in New York at night.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 17:51:40
Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 17:52:53
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam: Contacting 3WT



The way they butcher Steph's show I don't hold out much hope of them sponsering a visit.


Losing the last hour and the frequent sports pre-emptions (wait until baseball season) do not help a show build listenership. If they kept the show in the morning, it would have been a good move. The only advantage is 3WT has a strong nightime signal. I do pick it up here in New York at night.






I pick up 107.7 clear as a bell all the time. Personally I think they are trying to sink the liberal shows cause they do the same shit to Randi too.

Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 18:03:55




Royal Palm Way.



The big gated and treed complex directly across from Testa's restaraunt, about two blocks from The Breakers hotel.



And Rush lives in the same complex.





Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 18:09:18
I found the police report kinda funny. Especially the person yelling "ann coulter sucks" from blocks away at a construction site that she called the cops on, also the fact that the neighbors never seem to see anyone around when stuff happens.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 18:32:04
Poor mAnn Coulter. IT can dish it out, but it can't take it. What a skankbiscuit.

Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 18:47:29
Well, I'm listening to a fairly amazing bit of downtempo called "Confused" by the band "Dick Flaccid"



Looks like I'll have to wait until I get home to search for them online.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/27/2007 18:55:17
Quote by Raine: You know, I know that I should be a bit more objective, but Kathleen Willey seems an awful lot like a woman who is just full of sour grapes.






You didn't know this? See Livin's post. She is batshit crazy! See Joe Conanson's book, "The Hunting of the President" for confirmation. Crazy as loon. Nuts, bonkers, certifiable.

Comment by livingonli on 11/27/2007 18:55:29
Time to go head out and look at some more HD sets to see what I can get that's affordable.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/27/2007 18:59:32
Unfrickin' believable! I can't see if I won my 137 Million Dollars :back of pinky to lip: in the SC lottery 'cause that is a -get this- gambling site. Riiiiiiight. Getting a winning number or general information about the lottery is gambling. Who runs this company? Babdists with a misplaced sense of proprity? :kick:

Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 19:08:39
Say, is the SC lottery run by the state? Or is it a private company?



See if you can get to the SC statehouse, maybe there's a link.



What does this link tell you?





Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 19:46:39


Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 19:48:48
Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 19:54:00
Back from Lunch.... I am stuffed!

Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 19:57:25




http://www.philipsarena.com/Resources/Sponsorship/ThrashSigns_5.jpg


Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 19:58:31
Quote by Raine: Back from Lunch.... I am stuffed!




Can you take your own temp now?



Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 20:02:09
I am also shweepy..... hey, where is :star:?

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 20:03:45
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: Back from Lunch.... I am stuffed!
Can you take your own temp now?
I am working on it! that Wasabi does wonders for the sinus'

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 20:05:11
Shocking celeb endorment





Streisand back...................................................Hillary!

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 20:13:51
Quote by TriSec:
http://www.philipsarena.com/Resources/Sponsorship/ThrashSigns_5.jpg
:rofl:Excellent use of pictue and sound!

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 20:15:24
Quote by wickedpam: Shocking celeb endorment Streisand back...................................................Hillary!
I am still breathless!

Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 20:32:22
Say, should 4F call a press conference somewhere and announce our endorsements?



Mass is coming up on Feb 5, who else?



Of course, our smoke-filled room will be the height of civility and decorum, right?





Comment by TriSec on 11/27/2007 21:06:52
Gee, pretty sad about that football player getting killed yesterday, huh?



Even sadder that it led the news on all the networks this morning.



Meanwhile, in other news:



At least 30 Iraqis were killed and four more were wounded during a light day violence. The family of an Iraqi journalist is among the dead. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, a Turkish helicopter violated Iraqi airspace on a supposed reconnaissance mission.



In Baghdad, Shi’ite gunmen invaded the al-Shabb area home of a pro-Baath journalist who is residing in Jordan and killed 11 members of his family, including his wife and children. A roadside bomb wounded two people in Zaafaraniya. No casualties were reported when a roadside bomb blasted an Iraqi army vehicle in al-Urfaly. Also, four dumped bodies were found.



A drive-by shooting in Hilla left one dead and one injured.



A policeman was killed during a home invasion in Kut, while the body of a civilian was found at a separate location. Two more people were killed in drive-by shootings.



Three bodies were found in Mosul. A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded a second as well.



In Basra, gunmen killed a woman at a marketplace.



A clash between rival militias in Kanaan left one anti-al Qaeda militia member dead.



Four gunmen were killed in clashes with anti-al Qaeda militia in Muqudadiyah.



The Iraqi army captured 58 suspects throughout Iraq. Another three were detained in Balad. Three more were arrested in Diwaniya for possessing explosives. At a checkpoint in Taji, soldiers arrested four men including two men who were passing themselves off as a bride and groom.



Also, the human rights minister in Kurdistan has reported that 97 women were burned to death and another 27 were killed by other means over the past four months. Most of these are suspected honor killings and related suicides. Kurdistan is considered one of the safer regions in the country.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/27/2007 21:25:59
Please that's all the news here talks about. I mean I feel for his family and all, but the story happened in Fla where he lived it's a local story there. He played for the Redskins, it's a sports story here.



I was lucky to get traffic and weather this morning

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 21:29:16
well Randi has been quite *in not so Rare* form with her callers and guests today....

Comment by Raine on 11/27/2007 21:36:12
Quote by wickedpam: Please that's all the news here talks about. I mean I feel for his family and all, but the story happened in Fla where he lived it's a local story there. He played for the Redskins, it's a sports story here. I was lucky to get traffic and weather this morning
This is true. (Tri just made me nearly cry....)

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/27/2007 21:40:17
Quote by TriSec: Say, is the SC lottery run by the state? Or is it a private company?



See if you can get to the SC statehouse, maybe there's a link.



What does this link tell you?







Comment by Mondobubba on 11/27/2007 21:41:07
Quote by wickedpam: Shocking celeb endorment





Streisand back...................................................Hillary!




Oh Mah Gawd! I didn't see that one coming at all.

Comment by BobR on 11/27/2007 22:30:52
Quote by TriSec: Well, I'm listening to a fairly amazing bit of downtempo called "Confused" by the band "Dick Flaccid"



Looks like I'll have to wait until I get home to search for them online.




An ex-neighbor of mine used to play drums for "Dick Delicious and the Tasty Testicles"...

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2007 01:07:02
Mmmmphhh phffft :grumble:

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2007 01:07:52
Howdy all. Back for the evening. I scored an HD set today at PC Richard. Got a nice Toshiba 37-inch for $957.

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2007 01:08:42
Whatsa matter, Mondo?

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2007 01:10:32
Karl Rove, you are a

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2007 01:11:13
Kark Rove is lying his ass off about The War. Says it is all Congress's idea to press for the vote in 2002. Riiiiiiight ! Sure Karl. Whatever.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2007 01:12:23
Quote by livingonli: Whatsa matter, Mondo?






Nothing and everything. :shrug:

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2007 01:15:25
:rofl: frank Burns of news!

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2007 01:20:19
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by livingonli: Whatsa matter, Mondo?






Nothing and everything. :shrug:


Sounds like you could use a

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2007 01:20:55
Did KO just use the phrase, "...and monkeys will fly out of his butt?" :rofl:

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2007 01:30:59
Quote by Mondobubba: Did KO just use the phrase, "...and monkeys will fly out of his butt?" :rofl:


Yes he did.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2007 01:47:09
Hi all... back from errands and the flaven. Mondo... :hug:, LIV! and when I watch it... KO: you rock!

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2007 01:47:50
Tonight's worst persons;



3. Fox Business Network- interviewed a "shopper" was the head of the National Retailer Foundation and it was all set up.

2. FEMA- More fallout from the fake news conference based on revelations that the person who pulled a similar stunt in Homeland Security got reprimanded.

1. Mitt Romney- on saying why he wouldn't appoint a Muslim to his cabinet.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2007 01:48:34
Quote by Mondobubba: Kark Rove is lying his ass off about The War. Says it is all Congress's idea to press for the vote in 2002. Riiiiiiight ! Sure Karl. Whatever.
KArl Rove actually allowed himself to be intervoiewed?

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2007 01:59:52
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba: Kark Rove is lying his ass off about The War. Says it is all Congress's idea to press for the vote in 2002. Riiiiiiight ! Sure Karl. Whatever.


KArl Rove actually allowed himself to be intervoiewed?






Its okay it was on Charlie Rose on PBS, nobody important watches it.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2007 02:04:40
Tonite is bottling nite... Pilsner, muscadine... .... I am still feeling ill.

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2007 02:06:04
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba: Kark Rove is lying his ass off about The War. Says it is all Congress's idea to press for the vote in 2002. Riiiiiiight ! Sure Karl. Whatever.
KArl Rove actually allowed himself to be intervoiewed?
Its okay it was on Charlie Rose on PBS, nobody important watches it.
I used to (and still do) love Charlie Rose. I am a little shocked he snagged that interview!

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2007 02:06:31
Quote by Raine: Tonite is bottling nite... Pilsner, muscadine... .... I am still feeling ill.




Was Bobber pleased with the glowing report of Bob's Beer from Bob the Beer Judge?

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/28/2007 02:07:04
raine, was that you calling?

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2007 02:17:50
Quote by Mondobubba: raine, was that you calling?
YES! it was! and Bobber was indeed pleased... he looked very proud...

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2007 03:03:43
Achoo!

Comment by Raine on 11/28/2007 03:05:27
I really wanted to start new threads on the board today... but jeepers... I am just so not focused on anything. (do I get free with my Whine?)

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2007 03:12:32
Of course you can have free



Don't worry about it. I'm feeling a little sleepy myself tonight.

Comment by livingonli on 11/28/2007 04:11:34
Did everyone go away?