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Author: Raine    Date: 11/12/2007 13:17:57

Good morning everyone! Welcome to Monday.

As some of you know, we added a few features to the blog over the weekend... Audi-Cons! Why? - because sometimes someone really did say it better than you ever could have. Check them out!

Yesterday was Veteran's day. I thanked my dad for his service. My dad was spending the day enjoying the warm Florida sunshine, and planned on going fishing. He earned it; my dad is a Vet - he served.

The president decided to spend the Day in Crawford. He gave a speech. He has spent 4 of the past 6 veteran's days in Washington... I am trying to figure out which one he didn't spend there... Personally, I find it a little shameful that during this time, a time when we learned that 2007 was the deadliest year for our soldiers in Afghanistan, that he did not attend the Services at Arlington. Instead, he marked his Fifth Veterans day since he invaded Iraq in Texas. He attended a small ceremony, and yes, he invoked 911™, saying
"America is blessed to have such brave defenders. They are tomorrow's veterans and they are bringing pride to our country. Their service is noble and it is necessary," he said. "The enemies who attacked us six years ago want to strike our country again, and next time they hope to kill Americans on a scale that will make 9/11 pale by comparison."
Wow, way to fearmonger.

The president did not serve. The president was AWOL, when he could have been serving the same way those vets did that he honored yesterday in Texas. HE did not serve. HE did not put his life on the line.

Instead of Bush, Cheney was at Arlington yesterday. I listened to him give his speech, and I wondered, wow, how many deferrments did this man get to NOT serve in Vietnam or ANY other conflict? OH yeah... FIVE.

He got 5 draft deferrments. He did not serve, He did not put his life on the line.
This weekend Max Cleland Spoke in Atlanta...
When I was in Vietnam, I never saw Dick Cheney there. I never saw George Bush there. I never saw Donald Rumsfield there. I never saw Paul Wolfowitz there," Cleland said, citing the vice president, president, former secretary of defense and former deputy defense secretary, respectively.

All four men were of age during the Vietnam War but did not go, Cleland said.

Calling them "people who have never been to war [who are] eager to send people to war," Cleland said, "It's criminal what's happening to our young men and women."

Specifically, the ex-senator said he was upset with the number of troops sent to Iraq, lack of a plan to bring them home, and shoddy outpatient treatment, poor living conditions and bureaucratic delays at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Cleland, he is one of the vets to be honored. HE DID SERVE. HE DID PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE. And, in 2004, he was swifboated by the Republican party that Bush and Cheney are proudly a part of. Ironic, no?

*sigh*.... I still hold out hope that we will one day hear this...

regarding Bush and Cheney and their entire cabal.

The markets are looking like we might be in for another bumpy ride this week, Pakistan is still a mess, I will be watching a second oil tanker misshap in Russia...the news keeps coming!

So, the Coffee is on, the sounds are here. Come inside and have a little fun on this Monday Morning.
:peace: and
Raine


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Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 13:31:12
Good morning again... this just came across my desktop:



Just off the Presses...




Blackwater must be relieved that this time it wasn't them...

An Iraqi taxi driver was shot and killed on Saturday by a guard with DynCorp International, a private security company hired to protect American diplomats here, when a DynCorp convoy rolled past a knot of traffic on an exit ramp in Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Sunday.


Comment by TriSec on 11/12/2007 13:57:03
Morning folks.



OK, so Raine makes a cryptic announcement about the blog yesterday, and your loyal TriSec's mind reels with the possibilities...



1. Raine and Bob are getting hitched!!



2. Raine and Bob are having a baby!



3. Raine has somehow cajoled the mooks into naming 4F the official blog of the Goldwater/Miller 08!



4. TriSec should probably stop reading the blog late at night after too much drink!





Nevertheless, Tres Cool....Computer says yes!



pssst....we need a liar cannon!





Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:04:03
Quote by TriSec:Morning folks.



OK, so Raine makes a cryptic announcement about the blog yesterday, and your loyal TriSec's mind reels with the possibilities...



1. Raine and Bob are getting hitched!!



2. Raine and Bob are having a baby!



3. Raine has somehow cajoled the mooks into naming 4F the official blog of the Goldwater/Miller 08!



4. TriSec should probably stop reading the blog late at night after too much drink!





Nevertheless, Tres Cool....Computer says yes!



pssst....we need a liar cannon!





A baby???



:thud:



You MUST have been drinking....



Comment by TriSec on 11/12/2007 14:05:49
File under 'compare and contrast':



The Queen leads the annual service at the Cenotaph in London

The Queen and thousands of war veterans gathered at the Cenotaph in London yesterday at the end of the bloodiest year for the Armed Forces since the Falklands War.



Since November 11 last year, 92 servicemen and women have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the highest death toll since 253 died in the South Atlantic a quarter of a century ago.



Prince William, an officer in the Blues and Royals, laid a wreath for the first time after joining senior members of his family for the Remembrance ceremony in Whitehall. The event will have had particular poignancy for the Prince. Last month Major Alexis Roberts of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, his Sandhurst instructor, was killed in action in southern Afghanistan. The future King was also “deeply saddened” when 24-year-old Second Lieutenant Joanna Yorke Dyer, said to be a friend, was killed by a roadside bomb near Basra, southern Iraq.



Crowds looked on from the pavements as senior politicians, led for the first time by Gordon Brown, followed the Royal Family in laying wreaths. Tony Blair was also present, but this year stood behind the party leaders with fellow former Prime Ministers Baroness Thatcher and John Major. More than 8,000 veterans, many of them old and frail, were then applauded as they marched past the Cenotaph in winter sunshine. To mark the 25th anniversary of that Falklands conflict, veterans of the campaign led the parade.



Millions took part in other Remembrance Day events around the country. Three thousand people, including hundreds of veterans, attended the first Remembrance Sunday service to be held at the new Armed Forces Memorial in Alrewas, Staffordshire.






Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:19:56
Bernie also was supposed to train te police in IRaq during the Bremer days... that worked our so well...

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:28:32
{Fred_Gump}

Comment by velveeta jones on 11/12/2007 14:33:58
Oh thank the stars! We have a fart sound.



Yes, Tri, I was looking forward to a slightly "bigger" announcement as well. That Raine........ she gets one's hopes up with her delicious little hints.



I spent Vetrans day with Dennis (can I brag some more?). Got his new book and will start to read it today. Also, must go to BestBuy (puke) to buy a switch and get my network up and running here at home. After that, leave blowing! Yikes.

Comment by TriSec on 11/12/2007 14:34:11
Say, it looks like the time stamp is off again.





Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:34:39
O'Reilly has just been totally off the hook... EVEN WORSE than usual... lately!

Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 14:34:47
Good morning all.

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:35:26
Time stamps are ok here!

Comment by wickedpam on 11/12/2007 14:36:04
Morning! :hug:



I Have New Windows! I Have New Windows! Nah Na Nah!

Comment by BobR on 11/12/2007 14:37:38
Quote by TriSec:ooks like the time stamp is off again.







Fixed!

Comment by BobR on 11/12/2007 14:38:48
Welcome back Mala!



And morning to everyone!



Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 14:38:49
Hi Mala. Is that why you were no en blog Thursday and Friday? We missed you.

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:42:02
Quote by wickedpam:Morning! :hug: I Have New Windows! I Have New Windows! Nah Na Nah!
:party: :party:
WElcome back Mala! I was worried about you there! IF we didn't hear from you today.. I WAS going to send the search parties out... OR... call you. ;)

Comment by TriSec on 11/12/2007 14:43:09
An offering for Herr Mondo this morning, should he be dropping by...



And any WWII buffs as well.



Point 'Google Earth' at Betio and tell me you aren't astonished by what you see.



:thud:



Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 14:43:27
He may have been on his knees but I don't think it was for praying.



:rimshot:

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:48:02
:prince: I need you tonite! :prince:

Comment by starling310 on 11/12/2007 14:48:44
Morning. :coffee2:

Comment by BobR on 11/12/2007 14:50:19
Quote by TriSec:ng for Herr Mondo this morning, should he be dropping by...



And any WWII buffs as well.



Point 'Google Earth' at Betio and tell me you aren't astonished by what you see.



:thud:



Betio?

Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 14:50:28
Morning How was your weekend?

Comment by wickedpam on 11/12/2007 14:51:09
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:Morning! :hug:



I Have New Windows! I Have New Windows! Nah Na Nah!




:party: :party:




WElcome back Mala! I was worried about you there! IF we didn't hear from you today.. I WAS going to send the search parties out... OR... call you. ;)











Sorry about disappearing. I was tucked up several blankets drinking hot beverages working and watching how the windows were installed. Meant to get get online but just couldn't get out from under the blankets :D

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:51:15
:puke:

Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 14:52:44
You shouldn't insult your hooker when you're hung like an elf.

Comment by starling310 on 11/12/2007 14:55:27
Quote by livingonli:Morning How was your weekend?




eh. . .



Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 14:57:23
I Loved how uncomforatble McCain looked when his mom said that.

Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 15:00:41
Quote by Raine:I Loved how uncomforatble McCain looked when his mom said that.




That's when you cue up "Girl from Ipanema".

Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 15:01:22
Quote by starling310:
Quote by livingonli:Morning How was your weekend?




eh. . .





I was working so mine left something to be desired.

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:01:29
Quote by livingonli:You shouldn't insult your hooker when you're hung like an elf.
:rofl:

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:04:32
Choosing between heating, eating and Driving... how lovely. I swear to god My blood pressure jumps thru the roof EVERYTIME I hear Bush tell us the economy is doing great. No. Someone REALLY needs to tell this man that the economy is NOT doing great when people have to choose between these things. It is unconstitutional. Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness are our RIGHTS as americans and nutrition, warmth and mobility are indeed constitutional rights.

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:05:22
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:I Loved how uncomforatble McCain looked when his mom said that.
That's when you cue up "Girl from Ipanema".


Comment by starling310 on 11/12/2007 15:05:34
Quote by Raine:Choosing between heating, eating and Driving... how lovely. I swear to god My blood pressure jumps thru the roof EVERYTIME I hear Bush tell us the economy is doing great.



No. Someone REALLY needs to tell this man that the economy is NOT doing great when people have to choose between these things. It is unconstitutional.



Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness are our RIGHTS as americans and nutrition, warmth and mobility are indeed constitutional rights.




He knows it isn't.

He just doesn't care.

Some people just don't care.



Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:08:45
:rofl: I need more cowbell!!!

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:09:30
Quote by starling310:
Quote by Raine:Choosing between heating, eating and Driving... how lovely. I swear to god My blood pressure jumps thru the roof EVERYTIME I hear Bush tell us the economy is doing great. No. Someone REALLY needs to tell this man that the economy is NOT doing great when people have to choose between these things. It is unconstitutional. Life Liberty and the pursuit of happiness are our RIGHTS as americans and nutrition, warmth and mobility are indeed constitutional rights.
He knows it isn't. He just doesn't care. Some people just don't care.
:(

Comment by starling310 on 11/12/2007 15:11:21
producerchris they make wire boxes for pc cables.

I'll try to find a link. It keeps all your wires organized and enclosed.



Comment by TriSec on 11/12/2007 15:12:05
Quote by BobR:


Betio?




Oh, deep-diving on ya.



"Terrible Tarawa".



The islet where most of the fighting was is named "Betio".





Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:14:45
And may I say again... SO very nice to see you all! (even if it is monday....) :puke: newty getting his groove back???

Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 15:22:04
Quote by Raine:And may I say again... SO very nice to see you all!



(even if it is monday....)



:puke: newty getting his groove back???






Comment by livingonli on 11/12/2007 15:29:26
John Bolton is running around chasing people with sticks, rulers and other things he can throw.

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:33:34
So ling, may I ask to why your weekend was ?

Comment by starling310 on 11/12/2007 15:35:53
Quote by Raine:So ling, may I ask to why your weekend was ?




My show ended and my girlfriend broke up with me...within 24 hours of each other...

lovely.



Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:36:04
Quote by livingonli:John Bolton is running around chasing people with sticks, rulers and other things he can throw.
Just out of curiosity, has this wretched excuse for a human being have the honour of being called a vet?

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:37:57
Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:39:44
Comment by wickedpam on 11/12/2007 15:42:41
Quote by starling310:
Quote by Raine:So ling, may I ask to why your weekend was ?




My show ended and my girlfriend broke up with me...within 24 hours of each other...

lovely.





Oh No! :hug:

Comment by starling310 on 11/12/2007 15:44:12
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by starling310:
Quote by Raine:So ling, may I ask to why your weekend was ?




My show ended and my girlfriend broke up with me...within 24 hours of each other...

lovely.





Oh No! :hug:




Oh Mala...glad you are ok. We were worried about you.

Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:48:13
Quote by Raine:Privacy, they want to redefine everything... let's looks at few other examples of BushCo™ redefinitions

POW = enemy combatant

Mercenary = private contractor

freedom fighter/revoluntionary = insurgent

illegal invasion = preemptive strike

Hunger=food insecurity
:grumble:


And still the respose from most people is:





Comment by Raine on 11/12/2007 15:49:32
Aww hell starling.... That sucks. X10....

Comment by BobR on 11/12/2007 15:53:23
Quote by starling310:



My show ended and my girlfriend broke up with me...within 24 hours of each other...

lovely.



I'm so sorry... :hug: