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Make Peace, Not War
Author: BobR    Date: 01/25/2008 13:21:39

It's been said by numerous experts that the solution for peace in Iraq is a diplomatic one, not a military one. Peace cannot be created at the barrel of a gun. Considering our track record in Iraq, however, the United States cannot be the agent of diplomacy, because we are not trusted there (for that matter - we're not known for waging peace, at least not with this president). Many experts have suggested it will require the intervention of Iran and Syria to bring the Sunnis and the Shia to the table together.

It appears that half of that is happening. Apparently, Ahmadinejad May Visit Iraq:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accepted an invitation to visit Iraq, but no date has been set, the Foreign Ministry announced here Jan. 23. It would be the first visit to Iraq by a top Iranian leader.

Deputy Foreign Minister Labeed Abawi said the invitation to the Iranian leader was extended by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who has close relations with Iran's ruling clergy.

....

Many of Iraq's senior Shiite politicians had lived in exile in Iran during the 35-year rule of Saddam's Baath party and continue to maintain ties to Iran's leadership.

....

Iran says that, like the United States, it would like to see a stable and democratic Iraq.

Hopefully, this will be the first step towards peace. Perhaps, however, he should wait until Blackwater is out of Iraq. It may be coming sooner than you think, since Blackwater may lose its contracts there:
Regardless of the outcome of various legal proceedings against Blackwater, the controversial security firm potentially faces a massive business setback this coming May. That's when its State Department contract to protect U.S. diplomats in Iraq comes up for renewal, and its hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the company are no longer a sure thing in light of the legal and political repercussions of two recent incidents in which Blackwater guards allegedly killed Iraqis.

A Washington, D.C., grand jury is currently hearing evidence involving one of the episodes. And if the U.S. were to bring criminal indictments against Blackwater personnel, many observers believe it could jeopardize the contract's renewal and further undermine the company's already shaky status in Iraq.

:pray:

By now, everyone's heard that Dennis Kunicich has dropped out of the presidential race. He wants to focus on a congressional campaign so he can affect change as a Rep in the House. The two Articles of Impeachment are on everyone's mind; getting rid of Bush and Cheney might help with peace in the Middle East. Once we get a new president in the office next January, however, if might be Kucinich's lesser-known initiative to create a Cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peace that gets the job done...

http://www.thepeacealliance.org/templates/peacealliancehome/images/banner_home_left.gif


All we are saying, is give the Department of Peace a chance....

(apologies to John Lennon, although I don't think he'd mind...)

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Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 14:07:14
good morning!

Comment by m-hadley on 01/25/2008 14:10:08
Mornin' Everybody,

How I wish that Russell Feingold was the leader of the Senate rather than that spineless wonder Harry Reid. Here's a good piece from Sam Stein at HuffPoFeingold Says "I Really Do Disagree" With Reid on FISA, just to get you all fired up this morning.

Cheers,

MFaye

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 14:15:58
Huckabee on the Fair Tax from last night...
You end the underground economy. Illegals, prostitutes, pimps, gamblers, drug dealers - everybody pays taxes.




So tell me, is Huck for legalizing these things???

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 14:17:28
Quote by m-hadley: Mornin' Everybody,

How I wish that Russell Feingold was the leader of the Senate rather than that spineless wonder Harry Reid. Here's a good piece from Sam Stein at HuffPoFeingold Says "I Really Do Disagree" With Reid on FISA, just to get you all fired up this morning.

Cheers,

MFaye
good morning Faye! That link goes over to alternet... (is that how you plan on firing me up??? By frustrating the hell outta me? )



Comment by m-hadley on 01/25/2008 14:28:15
Sorry Raine, My bad..

Try this link Feingold Isn't Reid on FISA. Sorry bout that...

Cheers,

MFaye

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 14:47:15
Quote by m-hadley: Sorry Raine, My bad.. Try this link Feingold Isn't Reid on FISA. Sorry bout that... Cheers, MFaye
You have no need to apologize... (I was just ribbing ya!)

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 14:48:58
Morning! :hug:

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 14:50:19
:D I love when the show uses that drop!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 14:55:04
Jim is having the same reaction that I did watching this busllshit last nite

Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 14:56:05
Morning beautiful women of da blog!



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 14:57:21
This was the other biggest le of the night. General Hillary clinton..

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 14:58:49
morning, folks... :coffee:



Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 14:59:33
Hey Mala: Did you know Sangria was illegal in VA?

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 15:01:06
Comment by m-hadley on 01/25/2008 15:01:22
Everybody,

Last night during the Republinut debate, I was so shit-faced by the time they got around to asking each other questions - I was yelling a few choice questions at the TV, questions like "are you all f*ckin' nuts?" "What are you talking about?" "You don't really mean that we should be in Iraq for 100 years? Nevermind, I know that you are quite sincere and that is exactly what scares the bejesus out of me..."

Oh well, I didn't have any trouble getting to sleep last night Staying asleep was an altogether other matter =(

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 15:01:41
Quote by starling310: Morning beautiful women of da blog!



oh yeaaahhhh....

Comment by m-hadley on 01/25/2008 15:04:37
The hilarious thing about the woman who tried to leave the scene of her crime via a bus was that she had orange exploding dye all over her and she told the cops that she had used the city bus for her last get-away and it had worked out just fine - what a moroon

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:05:23
Hey folks



Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:05:37
Good morning everyone.



This Friday is my Fridee for a change.

Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:05:38
Quote by BobR:
Quote by starling310: Morning beautiful women of da blog!



oh yeaaahhhh....




Yeah, you're crampin' my style Bobber.





Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:08:51
Quote by livingonli: Good morning everyone.



This Friday is my Fridee for a change.


Hey Liv

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 15:10:30
Quote by BobR: Hey Mala: Did you know Sangria was illegal in VA?






I heard that. Guess I shouldn't have been putting it on so many wine list propoals for all these years. That rule isn't on my list of ABC no-no's, now I have to get an updated on!

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:10:45
So when there's bad weather in LA everybody melts.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 15:11:24
Heyya Star, Liv, GRUMP!!! and everyone!

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:11:31
Heya Grump.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:11:54
LOL! momma flying thru Larry Craig International Airportal

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:12:05
And a hi to Mala too.

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 15:12:05
Hey Momma - if you get stuck in Atlanta, we'll come visit you at the airport!!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:13:47
Quote by Grumpymann: Hey folks
:hug:

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 15:14:07
blending? I have never heard of this.

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 15:14:19
Morning all.

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:15:08
Morning Mondo.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 15:15:55
Hmmm - Sauvignon Blanc (cat's phee) and Cabernet (cedar) for that litterbox wine

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 15:16:24
Hey Mondo

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:16:29
Quote by m-hadley: Everybody,

Last night during the Republinut debate, I was so shit-faced by the time they got around to asking each other questions - I was yelling a few choice questions at the TV, questions like "are you all f*ckin' nuts?" "What are you talking about?" "You don't really mean that we should be in Iraq for 100 years? Nevermind, I know that you are quite sincere and that is exactly what scares the bejesus out of me..."

Oh well, I didn't have any trouble getting to sleep last night Staying asleep was an altogether other matter =(
Next time, feel free to blog! I was talking to a vaccuum on the blog last night...



I stuck with beer. I was tempted to take mondo's suggestion to wodka the night, but hell, I woulda been out in 15 minutes. Taxes, RayGun, Hillary would have done me in in no time flat.



Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:17:42
hey mondo

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:17:43
Quote by starling310: Morning beautiful women of da blog!



Good mawnin Dawlface!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:18:25
Quote by Mondobubba: Morning all.


Wow! Everyone is here this morning! It's a friday Dance party!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:19:17
Quote by starling310:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by starling310: Morning beautiful women of da blog!



oh yeaaahhhh....




Yeah, you're crampin' my style Bobber.



Mine too!



(kidding, kidding...)



Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:19:29
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba: Morning all.


Wow! Everyone is here this morning! It's a friday Dance party!




Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:20:37
Quote by Raine:
Quote by m-hadley: Everybody,

Last night during the Republinut debate, I was so shit-faced by the time they got around to asking each other questions - I was yelling a few choice questions at the TV, questions like "are you all f*ckin' nuts?" "What are you talking about?" "You don't really mean that we should be in Iraq for 100 years? Nevermind, I know that you are quite sincere and that is exactly what scares the bejesus out of me..."

Oh well, I didn't have any trouble getting to sleep last night Staying asleep was an altogether other matter =(
Next time, feel free to blog! I was talking to a vaccuum on the blog last night...



I stuck with beer. I was tempted to take mondo's suggestion to wodka the night, but hell, I woulda been out in 15 minutes. Taxes, RayGun, Hillary would have done me in in no time flat.



There was no way I could have sat through that if I was home. I definitely would have been watching something else.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:21:56
Quote by Grumpymann:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba: Morning all.


Wow! Everyone is here this morning! It's a friday Dance party!






http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2004-04-01/cover_story-2.jpg




Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:23:16
Gay Activists Blast Radio Host Who Mocked Ledger's Death

A U.S. radio host who mocked Heath Ledger's death live on air a few hours after his passing has been slammed by gay activists. During his Tuesday show, Fox News Radio presenter John Gibson played an audio clip from the movie Brokeback Mountain in which Jake Gyllenhaal's character says to Ledger's, "I wish I knew how to quit you." Gibson then told his listeners, "Well, he found out how to quit you." Later in the broadcast, Gibson played another Brokeback Mountain clip, this time of Ledger's character saying, "We're dead." The host then mockingly repeated, "We're dead," before playing the clip again. Gibson, who is on record as criticizing Brokeback Mountain as a "gay agenda movie," went on to label Ledger a "weirdo" who had "a serious drug problem" and speculated as to reasons why the actor may have taken his own life. Ledger, who was found dead in his New York apartment on Tuesday, is not thought to have committed suicide, according to authorities and his family. Rashad Robinson, a spokesman for The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), says, "Gibson's remarks are vulgar and disgusting. It's sickening that Gibson would exploit Heath Ledger's tragic death to promote such hurtful intolerance. And to do so at a time when family and friends are grieving shows a level of insensitivity that is beyond the pale." On his Wednesday show, Gibson refused to apologize for his comments, explaining they were just "a little Brokeback Mountain joke" and there is "no point in passing up a good joke."



Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 15:23:31
Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:23:59
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba: Morning all.


Wow! Everyone is here this morning! It's a friday Dance party!




Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 15:24:57
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Grumpymann:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba: Morning all.


Wow! Everyone is here this morning! It's a friday Dance party!






http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2004-04-01/cover_story-2.jpg






I am as happy as little girl! -Dieter-

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:25:35
Barack Obama has a 13-point lead on rival Hillary Clinton but his support has eroded slightly on the eve of South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Friday.



Obama's edge on Clinton slipped by two points overnight but remained in double digits, 38 percent to 25 percent, in the rolling poll, with John Edwards gaining two points to climb to 21 percent and inch closer to second place.


Reuters link.



:pray:

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:25:56
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Grumpymann:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba: Morning all.


Wow! Everyone is here this morning! It's a friday Dance party!






http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2004-04-01/cover_story-2.jpg






Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:27:31


I expect Steven Segall will endorse Rudy anyday now...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:28:35
For Rudy, the perfect endorsement:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/200861~Above-the-Law-Posters.jpg


Comment by m-hadley on 01/25/2008 15:28:36
Everybody,

I'm a skosh too hanged over to dance - but I love hangin' with y'all...

Cheers,

MFaye

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 15:29:23
I'm wondering who that Wrassler who was on Morning Sedition is going to endorse.

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 15:29:57
Quote by Raine: For Rudy, the perfect endorsement:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/200861~Above-the-Law-Posters.jpg






:rofl:

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 15:30:11
It's because of Cyndi Lauper we have Wrestlemanias to this day. The first one was about that whole group from the Goonies video.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:30:29
Quote by m-hadley: Everybody,

I'm a skosh too hanged over to dance - but I love hangin' with y'all...

Cheers,

MFaye
Man, Faye, you fit right in with this bunch!!!



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:31:34
Quote by wickedpam: It's because of Cyndi Lauper we have Wrestlemanias to this day. The first one was about that whole group from the Goonies video.
And yet, I forgive my beloved Cyndi... :P



Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:32:06
As for the Republicans, their slow civil war continues. The primary race itself is winnowing down and clarifying: It is John McCain versus Mitt Romney, period. At the same time the conservative journalistic world is convulsed by recrimination and attack. They're throwing each other out of the party. Republicans have become very good at that. David Brooks damns Rush Limbaugh who knocks Bill Kristol who anathematizes whoever is to be anathematized this week. This Web site opposes that magazine.



The rage is due to many things. A world is ending, the old world of conservative meaning, and ascendancy. Loss leads to resentment. (See Clinton, Bill.) Different pundits back different candidates. Some opportunistically discover new virtues in candidates who appear at the moment to be winning. Some feel they cannot be fully frank about causes and effects.
Peggy Noonan

Gee I wonder where she trying to go with this.............?

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:33:25
Quote by Raine:
Quote by m-hadley: Everybody,

I'm a skosh too hanged over to dance - but I love hangin' with y'all...

Cheers,

MFaye
Mn, Faye, you fit right in with this bunch!!!





She should have seen us when we got together in DC.



Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:33:45
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam: It's because of Cyndi Lauper we have Wrestlemanias to this day. The first one was about that whole group from the Goonies video.
And yet, I forgive my beloved Cyndi... :P



She IS STILL SEXY!

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 15:35:10
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam: It's because of Cyndi Lauper we have Wrestlemanias to this day. The first one was about that whole group from the Goonies video.
And yet, I forgive my beloved Cyndi... :P





Yeah but it was funny back then. I remember MTV backed the whole thing and every time some rockstar came threw the studio they made them pick a side.



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:35:35
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine: For Rudy, the perfect endorsement:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/200861~Above-the-Law-Posters.jpg






:rofl:


I assume you also remember that Steven also ran into some problems with *organized* cough*crime* ...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:36:11
:cry: {fred_gump} I already miss Fred....

Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:36:59
http://www.cyndilauper.com/images/photo6.jpg


Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:37:07
Quote by m-hadley: Everybody,

I'm a skosh too hanged over to dance - but I love hangin' with y'all...

Cheers,

MFaye


OMG... how could we have forgotten! Someone STAT... the squeeze bottle to faye!

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:38:40
Quote by starling310:
http://www.cyndilauper.com/images/photo6.jpg




Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:39:01
Danny Glover convicted

of TResspassing...
Ontario - Danny Glover has been convicted in Niagara Falls, Ontario, for trespassing in a hotel during a union rally in 2006.



Glover, who wasn't in court, was convicted Thursday along with UNITE HERE union representative Alex Dagg and Ontario Federation of Labour President Wayne Samuelson.



Canadian Niagara Hotels charged the three with trespassing at their Sheraton on the Falls property during a Sept. 16, 2006, protest.



The 60-year-old actor took part in the protest as part of a larger campaign that aims to increase salaries and improve working conditions for hotel workers in the U.S. and Canada.


Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:39:19
Hmm....I am feeling tempted now to switch off Momma and listen to some Cyndi Lauper.



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:40:08
Edwards COULD take second!!! The poll I found has him at 21%... I will be doing more phone banking today...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:40:40
Quote by starling310: Hmm....I am feeling tempted now to switch off Momma and listen to some Cyndi Lauper.



BTW, were you able to find a new stream at work?

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:41:13
Quote by starling310: Hmm....I am feeling tempted now to switch off Momma and listen to some Cyndi Lauper.





Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:41:14
We all need to listen to Momma.

Comment by m-hadley on 01/25/2008 15:41:44
Just called in to wish Rebekah a happy Friday - the poor kid is working four (count'em 4) jobs, so she was sounding kinda down, but I love me some Rebekah. Send good thoughts her way - she does a helluva job

Cheers,

MFaye

Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:42:12
Quote by Raine:
Quote by starling310: Hmm....I am feeling tempted now to switch off Momma and listen to some Cyndi Lauper.



BTW, were you able to find a new stream at work?




Yeah, I can listen to Hour 1 on THE QUAKE still. Hours 2 and 3 is available on 1240 KSAC out of Sacramento.



Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:42:52
Quote by Grumpymann:
Quote by starling310: Hmm....I am feeling tempted now to switch off Momma and listen to some Cyndi Lauper.







HEY! What's the Hiney for Mister?

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:45:29
Quote by m-hadley: Just called in to wish Rebekah a happy Friday - the poor kid is working four (count'em 4) jobs, so she was sounding kinda down, but I love me some Rebekah. Send good thoughts her way - she does a helluva job

Cheers,

MFaye
I didn't know that! I love that girl to death as well. But keeeerist, 4 jobs??? :::::hug:::::: to our fair

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:45:44
Quote by starling310:
Quote by Grumpymann:
Quote by starling310: Hmm....I am feeling tempted now to switch off Momma and listen to some Cyndi Lauper.







HEY! What's the Hiney for Mister?


I was dancing.....

Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:49:03
Quote by Grumpymann:

I was dancing.....




Is that what the kids are calling it these days?



Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:49:15
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM......................

HomeMADE

Chicken and Dumpling SOUP



For breakfast

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:49:33
Quote by Grumpymann:
As for the Republicans, their slow civil war continues. The primary race itself is winnowing down and clarifying: It is John McCain versus Mitt Romney, period. At the same time the conservative journalistic world is convulsed by recrimination and attack. They're throwing each other out of the party. Republicans have become very good at that. David Brooks damns Rush Limbaugh who knocks Bill Kristol who anathematizes whoever is to be anathematized this week. This Web site opposes that magazine.



The rage is due to many things. A world is ending, the old world of conservative meaning, and ascendancy. Loss leads to resentment. (See Clinton, Bill.) Different pundits back different candidates. Some opportunistically discover new virtues in candidates who appear at the moment to be winning. Some feel they cannot be fully frank about causes and effects.
Peggy Noonan

Gee I wonder where she trying to go with this.............?
The entire article is rather strange.



According to her all the parties are tearing each other up.



Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:50:09
Quote by Raine:
Quote by m-hadley: Just called in to wish Rebekah a happy Friday - the poor kid is working four (count'em 4) jobs, so she was sounding kinda down, but I love me some Rebekah. Send good thoughts her way - she does a helluva job

Cheers,

MFaye
I didn't know that! I love that girl to death as well. But keeeerist, 4 jobs??? :::::hug:::::: to our fair




4 jobs. How distinctly American!



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:50:28
Quote by Grumpymann: MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM......................

HomeMADE

Chicken and Dumpling SOUP



For breakfast


I loves me some Bisquits and Chicken gravy for breakfast!

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:52:46
Quote by starling310:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by m-hadley: Just called in to wish Rebekah a happy Friday - the poor kid is working four (count'em 4) jobs, so she was sounding kinda down, but I love me some Rebekah. Send good thoughts her way - she does a helluva job

Cheers,

MFaye
I didn't know that! I love that girl to death as well. But keeeerist, 4 jobs??? :::::hug:::::: to our fair




4 jobs. How distinctly American!





George Bush would be so proud. :rolleyes:



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:53:34


Someone is overheard coaching willard during the debate!





Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:54:56
MONDO!

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 15:55:04
MONDO!

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 15:55:13
Attribution given..

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 15:55:15
Mondo.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:55:18
Thank you for the props Mondo!

Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:55:20
MONDO! :banana:

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:55:36
Mondo!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 15:56:13
http://www.stephaniemiller.com/imagesuser/original/ClipArtComparison.jpg


Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 15:56:31
Quote by Raine: Thank you for the props Mondo!






But of course! :hug:

Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:56:38
My friend LorrrrrAINE!



Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 15:56:39
Quote by starling310:
Quote by Grumpymann:

I was dancing.....




Is that what the kids are calling it these days?



You know black folks can't dance!

Comment by starling310 on 01/25/2008 15:58:12
"A Hot Lady!"

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 15:58:41
Quote by Raine:
http://www.stephaniemiller.com/imagesuser/original/ClipArtComparison.jpg






:rofl:

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 16:01:17
Quote by Raine:


Someone is overheard coaching willard during the debate!





:huh:



WTH??

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:01:45
Quote by starling310: My friend LorrrrrAINE!



SHHH... no one calls me that. Not even my parental units. I prefer to be more of a cher typw, one sylahble name and all...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:03:10
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine:


Someone is overheard coaching willard during the debate!





:huh:



WTH??


MSNBC has since scrubbed it from thier audio. So tell me again... Bush wasn't wearing a monitor in 2004? He wasn't being coached? (they both use the same firms for for the campaign...)

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:04:11
Quote by Grumpymann:

You know black folks can't dance!




Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:06:39
the pResidents SoTU address if he told the truth...





Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 16:08:26
My poem has two lines now:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News



Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 16:10:42
Quote by Mondobubba: My poem has two lines now:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News



Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!


Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:12:27
WTH?!?!

Immigration officials detaining, deporting American citizens



FLORENCE, Ariz. — Thomas Warziniack was born in Minnesota and grew up in Georgia, but immigration authorities pronounced him an illegal immigrant from Russia.



Immigration and Customs Enforcement has held Warziniack for weeks in an Arizona detention facility with the aim of deporting him to a country he's never seen. His jailers shrugged off Warziniack's claims that he was an American citizen, even though they could have retrieved his Minnesota birth certificate in minutes and even though a Colorado court had concluded that he was a U.S. citizen a year before it shipped him to Arizona.




I am f*cked.

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 16:15:02
Quote by Raine: WTH?!?!

Immigration officials detaining, deporting American citizens



FLORENCE, Ariz. — Thomas Warziniack was born in Minnesota and grew up in Georgia, but immigration authorities pronounced him an illegal immigrant from Russia.



Immigration and Customs Enforcement has held Warziniack for weeks in an Arizona detention facility with the aim of deporting him to a country he's never seen. His jailers shrugged off Warziniack's claims that he was an American citizen, even though they could have retrieved his Minnesota birth certificate in minutes and even though a Colorado court had concluded that he was a U.S. citizen a year before it shipped him to Arizona.




I am f*cked.


I read that this morning.

The really crazy thing is that ICE REFUSED to even look and see if this guy was even from the states and not Russia.

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 16:23:18
Four lines:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 16:23:58
Quote by Grumpymann:

I read that this morning.

The really crazy thing is that ICE REFUSED to even look and see if this guy was even from the states and not Russia.


Like God, they're infallible, I guess... :rolleyes2:

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 16:27:17
Paul D. Wolfowitz, who resigned as World Bank chief after serving as second-in-command at the Pentagon, has returned to the Bush administration, albeit in an advisory role. From a short news release put out this afternoon:



The Department of State is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Wolfowitz as the Chairman of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board.
Wolfie is back!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:27:26
Quote by Grumpymann:

I read that this morning.

The really crazy thing is that ICE REFUSED to even look and see if this guy was even from the states and not Russia.


My dad is helping me get a new copy of my lost Birth Certificate, thank gawd. But this is really scary news.



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:31:12
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Grumpymann:

I read that this morning.

The really crazy thing is that ICE REFUSED to even look and see if this guy was even from the states and not Russia.


Like God, they're infallible, I guess... :rolleyes2:
From the article:
"The immigration agents told me they never make mistakes," Warziniack said in a phone interview from jail. "All I know is that somebody dropped the ball."


So computer says, yeeeeesss...



Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 16:34:22
Quote by Mondobubba: Four lines:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread




Up to five lines!



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread

Your vaporous prattle taken from your Master's pustulent cues

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:34:46
Quote by Mondobubba: Four lines:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread


I see the makings of the Oddysey part Deux! :P

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 16:35:41
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Mondobubba: Four lines:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread




Up to five lines!



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread

Your vaporous prattle taken from your Master's pustulent cues




Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 16:36:00
Quote by Grumpymann:
Paul D. Wolfowitz, who resigned as World Bank chief after serving as second-in-command at the Pentagon, has returned to the Bush administration, albeit in an advisory role. From a short news release put out this afternoon:



The Department of State is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Wolfowitz as the Chairman of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board.
Wolfie is back!




He's like a vampire. He needs a stake driven through his heart and his head cut off.

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 16:37:31
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Grumpymann:
Paul D. Wolfowitz, who resigned as World Bank chief after serving as second-in-command at the Pentagon, has returned to the Bush administration, albeit in an advisory role. From a short news release put out this afternoon:



The Department of State is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Wolfowitz as the Chairman of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board.
Wolfie is back!




He's like a vampire. He needs a stake driven through his heart and his head cut off.


Please.....?

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:38:39
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Mondobubba: Four lines:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread




Up to five lines!



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread

Your vaporous prattle taken from your Master's pustulent cues


Doth drain the souless mantle of thy estrogenless muse ... (?)....

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 16:39:12
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Mondobubba: Four lines:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread




Up to five lines!



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread

Your vaporous prattle taken from your Master's pustulent cues


Once this is finished, it needs to be submitted to Momma.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:40:58
classical poetry ain't my thang... I am more of a Poetry Slam kinda gal... :P

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 16:44:58
I would take the more cynical view when it comes to Hillary.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:47:36
I don't know if this is good or bad for Obama: It certainly is fair IMO, for CNN to do this.



Exclusive: After Obama Complaints, CNN Bans James Carville And Paul Begala From Appearing As Analysts Until Dem Primary Is Settled

January 24, 2008 -- 7:11 PM EST // //

Okay, this is interesting. I've just learned that CNN has told top Dem strategists James Carville, Paul Begala, and Robert Zimmerman -- who are CNN mainstays but are all Hillary supporters -- that they will not be doing any more political analysis on the network until the Democratic primary has reached a conclusion.



I'm also told that this move came after the Obama campaign repeatedly complained to high level officials at CNN about the presence of Carville and Begala on the network.



After I reached him today and pointed out that he hadn't been on CNN in some time, Carville confirmed to me that the network had told him that he wouldn't appear until the Dem primary is resolved.



Sam Feist, CNN's political director, also confirmed the decision to me. "As we got closer to the voting, we made a decision to make sure that all the analysts that are on are non-aligned," Feist said, adding that the decision had been made around the start of December. "Carville and Begala are two of the best analysts around and we look forward to seeing them on CNN plenty of times in the future, once the nominating process has ended."






Comment by m-hadley on 01/25/2008 16:49:36
I'm wit you, Raine, "Whaaaa the f*ck???" is more my style... But I applaud the more refined among us

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:50:03
Altho, I think If I were Obama, I would have asked for more pro Obama anylists.

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 16:51:06


Comment by velveeta jones on 01/25/2008 16:54:04
Quote by Raine: I don't know if this is good or bad for Obama: It certainly is fair IMO, for CNN to do this.



Exclusive: After Obama Complaints, CNN Bans James Carville And Paul Begala From Appearing As Analysts Until Dem Primary Is Settled

January 24, 2008 -- 7:11 PM EST // //

Okay, this is interesting. I've just learned that CNN has told top Dem strategists James Carville, Paul Begala, and Robert Zimmerman -- who are CNN mainstays but are all Hillary supporters -- that they will not be doing any more political analysis on the network until the Democratic primary has reached a conclusion.



I'm also told that this move came after the Obama campaign repeatedly complained to high level officials at CNN about the presence of Carville and Begala on the network.



After I reached him today and pointed out that he hadn't been on CNN in some time, Carville confirmed to me that the network had told him that he wouldn't appear until the Dem primary is resolved.



Sam Feist, CNN's political director, also confirmed the decision to me. "As we got closer to the voting, we made a decision to make sure that all the analysts that are on are non-aligned," Feist said, adding that the decision had been made around the start of December. "Carville and Begala are two of the best analysts around and we look forward to seeing them on CNN plenty of times in the future, once the nominating process has ended."






GOOD! I'm sick of these "analysts" anyway.



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:54:05


Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 16:54:15
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Mondobubba: Four lines:



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread




Up to five lines!



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread

Your vaporous prattle taken from your Master's pustulent cues


Doth drain the souless mantle of thy estrogenless muse ... (?)....








PSSST we are on the b of the ab rhyme scheem





Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 16:55:02
Now I'm thinking, would anyone want to make a Glenn Beck poem?

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:55:52
HEYA Ms. Jones!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:56:40
Quote by livingonli: Now I'm thinking, would anyone want to make a Glenn Beck poem?


:joe Biden: No.





















:rofl: I am just screwing wicha Liv...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 16:59:30
I dunna make the poem cut...







( I vahned you I am no goot at tese tings and the vahtnot vis da flaven. )

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 16:59:34
Quote by livingonli: Now I'm thinking, would anyone want to make a Glenn Beck poem?


Ode to small green lump of slim I found in my arm pit last Tuesday evening......

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 17:03:41
Quote by Raine:
I forgot to add that this audicon might be perfect for you Faye!



Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 17:04:33
Quote by Mondobubba:



Up to five lines!



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread

Your vaporous prattle taken from your Master's pustulent cues


Cloaked beneath a cracked veneer of wisdom sage,

Doth drain the souless mantle of thy estrogenless muse ,...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 17:11:15
I am waiting for Dennis' press conferance. (and hoping it will be on TV. The MSM could at least give him that.)

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 17:31:46
did the blog die?



Pobre Blog.

Comment by Grumpymann on 01/25/2008 17:32:23
Nope still here

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 17:40:42
Quote by Grumpymann: Nope still here
:hug:



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 17:53:25


This video illustrates a letter sent to John Edwards by Martin L. King III, son of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To see the letter, go to:

http://www.johnedwards.com/news/20080121-mlk-iii-letter.pdf

The letter is read in the video by J. Eddie Thornton III.




I posted the letter in our endorsement thread.





Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:01:57
It is starting to sound like the stimulous package isn't working too well in the senate.

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 19:02:18
Blog took a lunch break, though.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:26:09
The Monte Carlo Casino is on Fire in Las Vegas. They are evacuating the building. Developing....



40 firefighter units have been called. More to come from MSNBC as details come. Pretty big fire it seems.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:26:49
They are also evacuating the NY, NY casino and another one next to it.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:28:18
ah, they are evacuating the Bellagio as well.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:29:00
http://www.usatourist.com/maps/lasvegasmap2.gif


Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:30:29
http://www.drudgereport.com/fire.jpg


Since this picture was taken, and as I am watching on the TV, the Monte Carlo sign reads Monte C______.

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 19:35:04
That fire is getting really bad.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:35:33
WOW, it looks like a good chuck of floors are being affected.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:36:34
Quote by livingonli: That fire is getting really bad.


IT's pretty huge. I can only imagine what is going on inside the building...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:37:54
They said the fire broke out on the roof in the AP articles, but that doesn't look like it to me.





Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 19:40:33
I swear is there a job or place Thom hasn't done or been too

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:40:54
MSNBC is saying that the fire is spreading.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 19:42:21
Holy Crap! The Belliago can't burn I haven't saved enough money to stay there yet!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:43:32
Quote by wickedpam: I swear is there a job or place Thom hasn't done or been too
Truly Thom is a jack of all trades, and it seems master of all!



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:44:04
What the hell started this fire?

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:44:36
The firefighters are going up the stairs...

Comment by TriSec on 01/25/2008 19:45:13
Hey folks...we haven't done this in a while.



Opening up an afternoon blog in a couple of minutes here. Check back out front and if you like what you see...come and leave me a comment or two.



(BTW, it's been said before...if you have the power to create a blog, go ahead and write one! The only caveat would be that the "morning person" has exclusive rights every day until noon. But once Momma and the Mooks are done, anything goes! And that would include weekends, too...)



:peace:





Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:45:29
Who is watching MSNBC?



Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 19:47:18
If I had the money my eye would have been on Ceasar's Palace. They have a really nice pool setup. Last time I stayed at the Flamingo. I do have the Harrah's card so that determines where I will stay (if the price is right) when I go there.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:47:21
I see at least four floors burning on the Left side of the building, and at least 3 floors on the other.

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 19:49:29
Quote by Raine: Who is watching MSNBC?



I have it on right now.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 19:49:49
At least it's only on that one wing so far.

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 19:50:27
I wonder if we'll see the Monte Carlo "pancake" like the WTC did? That certainly would take the air out of the 9/11 truthers, wouldn't it?



Wouldn't THAT be convenient?...

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 19:50:45
Quote by Raine: Who is watching MSNBC?







I've got the CNN stream going.

Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 19:55:12
I worry about those firefighers on the roof.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:55:19
ok you guys report it as you see it, I will go over to Faux.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:56:22
The fire is falling down onto a lower roof.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 19:56:44
smoke or steam is starting to obscure the camera for me.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:57:52
Quote by Raine:
http://www.usatourist.com/maps/lasvegasmap2.gif


I am wondering why the ballagio and NYNY were evacuated and not the others nearby.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:59:16
Quote by BobR: I wonder if we'll see the Monte Carlo "pancake" like the WTC did? That certainly would take the air out of the 9/11 truthers, wouldn't it?



Wouldn't THAT be convenient?...


many would go berserk, I think. Let's hope it doesn't get that bad... everyone has been evacuated...



But it still looks like the fire is spreading...

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 19:59:44
CNN is reporting there is NO one trapped in the building nor have there been any injuries or deaths.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 19:59:58
Quote by wickedpam: smoke or steam is starting to obscure the camera for me.


I have noticed that the smoke is not as black.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 20:00:49
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
http://www.usatourist.com/maps/lasvegasmap2.gif


I am wondering why the ballagio and NYNY were evacuated and not the others nearby.






Maybe ya heard them wrong - CNN was saying that guest from the MOnte Carlo were evacuated too the Belliago and New York

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:01:01
Faux is saying that the fire is being brought under control. (any word from our other stations to confirm?)

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:02:10
God, Faux news coverage sux, bad. They don't know what the facade is made of, CNN already said it was made of Foam...

Comment by TriSec on 01/25/2008 20:02:24
Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 20:03:40
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:



Up to five lines!



Hear Me Hair Helmeted Harpy of Headline News

Bring forth your bile and bat-wingèd monkeys, frieeeeend!

Your vile pie-hole, from which your hate spews

With shrieks and grating voice doth hate and foul distemper all o'erspread

Your vaporous prattle taken from your Master's pustulent cues


Cloaked beneath a cracked veneer of wisdom sage,

Doth drain the souless mantle of thy estrogenless muse ,...






Bravo Bobber! :tosses roses:

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:03:41
Interesting Mala. MSNBC and Drudge reported that they were evacuated.



hmm...

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:04:18
Comment by livingonli on 01/25/2008 20:04:49
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
http://www.usatourist.com/maps/lasvegasmap2.gif


I am wondering why the ballagio and NYNY were evacuated and not the others nearby.






Maybe ya heard them wrong - CNN was saying that guest from the MOnte Carlo were evacuated too the Belliago and New York


That would make sense since they are close by. The other casinos are further away and the strip is wide enough that it doesn't effect the MGM Grand which is completely across the strip which is pretty wide.



Oh, well. Off to the salt mine I go. See you in a bit.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:05:05
edit... I forgot to turn my sound on.



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:05:54
Faux reporting that the west wing of the fire is contained. The south wing is nearly contained.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 20:06:03
Quote by Raine: Interesting Mala. MSNBC and Drudge reported that they were evacuated.



hmm...




Well now a guy on the ground is saying that people from New York and the Monte Carlo are being evacuated to the MGM Grand.



I'm not sure if they have a definate idea of what's going on.



Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:06:19
Guh... this live feed is terrible.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 20:07:40
It was Rick Blackburn who was reporting now they've changed to just people who have sent in pictures from their phones.

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 20:08:34
Quote by Mondobubba:





Bravo Bobber! :tosses roses:


Please note that last line was by Raine; I merely included it so that it wasn't lost to the savages of time...

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 20:08:43
It's starting to look like they have it under control.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:09:24
Quote by wickedpam: It was Rick Blackburn who was reporting now they've changed to just people who have sent in pictures from their phones.


it is interesting to see how different the channels report this story. FourFreedoms Cub reporters on the story!!!

Comment by BobR on 01/25/2008 20:09:32
bouncy bounce...





Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:10:08
I am seeing more flames on that facade. New flames...

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 20:12:23




Given!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:12:27








:boobs2:

:boobs2:

:boobs2:

:boobs2:

:boobs2: :boobs2:


Better late than never! It is friday you bastahds!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:13:22
On my way in minute Tri!



Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 20:13:36
Saw from debris being knocked off by the water. Hope no one's on the sidewalk

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 20:14:14
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:





Bravo Bobber! :tosses roses:


Please note that last line was by Raine; I merely included it so that it wasn't lost to the savages of time...






You are good man, Bobber. :akward Hetro man hug:

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 20:14:44












Ack! Time got away from me!

Comment by wickedpam on 01/25/2008 20:15:40
Alright back to Randi.

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/25/2008 20:19:49


Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:22:11
I would really love to know what the hell started this fire.

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:23:14
Good on the Las Vegas Fire department!!! They did an excellent job!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:27:09
Quote by Raine: Good on the Las Vegas Fire department!!! They did an excellent job!


And the Clarke county Firefighters!!!



ALL the firefighters!!!

Comment by Raine on 01/25/2008 20:28:01
*click* faux news with that perterson creep in a live in studio interview... buh. Bye.



Back to Randi.