Thursday, December 16, 2004

I am going out of town tomorrow. I have tons to do today. Everyone have a great weekend!! I'll leave you with a Christmas story.

Illegal Alien Has Illegitimate Birth Baby Expected To Be Charged With Treason

By Harold Kitchenmouse

BETHLEHEM -- It was rumored today that an unmarried couple from Nazareth stopped in a manger owned by Alfredo Pinchi, a notorious local slumlord, and a baby was born.

"There was no running water, and the place was filled with straw," commented local public health authorities. "We even found a donkey inside!"

"The mother gave birth under extremely questionable circumstances," offered Pontius Pilate, Judean candidate for District Attorney. "She claims to have been a virgin."

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Roman authorities are investigating the baby on charges of sedition and treason. "There are a bunch of people running around alleging that the baby is the son of God," explained Pilate, "and that he will have some radical ideas about religion in the future."

Three Kings from the Orient were caught on the outskirts of Bethlehem by the Roman Border Patrol, carrying illegal contraband. "We caught them red-handed with frankincense and myrrh," explained an official with the Border Patrol. "And they didn't have any papers."
The Kings were promptly arrested and deported to Syria.

At virtually the same time as the baby was born, a bright star was sighted over Bethlehem. "This is an omen that things are about to radically change in the Empire due to Global Warming," commented Al Gore.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I had this a while back, but for all my new readers (and you know who you are) , it's really is.
This is for you. (click on the red button at the top)

My favorite joke of the week.

Little Melissa comes home from first grade and tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine's Day.
"Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint and we're Jewish," she asks, "will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?"
Melissa's father thinks a bit, then says "No, I don't think God would get mad. Who do you want to give a valentine to?"
"Osama Bin Laden," she says. "Why Osama Bin Laden," her father asks in shock.
"Well," she says, I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have enough love to give Osama a valentine, he might start to think that maybe we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit. And if other kids saw what I did and sent valentines to Osama, he'd love everyone a lot. And then he'd start going all over the place to tell everyone how much he loved them and how he didn't hate anyone anymore."
Her father's heart swells and he looks at his daughter with newfound pride. "Melissa, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever heard."
"I know," Melissa says, "and once that gets him out in the open, the Marines could blow the @#*@ out of him."

Why are some men so stupid?

Did someone forget to tell the NY Times that Bernard Kerik is no longer nominated for the position of Homeland Security Chief? This is the lead story linked on Drudge. Don't bother to read it, it is just a juiced up story of Kerik having an affair with Judith Regan of Regan publishing who published his book in 2002. The NY times tries to make one think that Kerik used an apartment to have his affair that was used and paid for by NY taxpayers for ground zero workers to rest. But the thing is, Kerik did use the apartment to have an affair. But only after it was no longer being used for the purpose of workers to rest. Kerik asked to rent the apartment and he did and THEN he had the affair.

Now if you think I am going to defend this man for having an affair, I am not. I am disgusted and disappointed, but not surprised. Power tends to corrupt unless you have a strong faith to fight against the temptation of that power.

Interestingly, I had just finished reading an article on Judith Regan in Vainty Fair and it was not a glamorous piece. They portrayed her as the queen of ruthless sharks in the publishing world where sharks are commonplace. She has been married to rich and ruthless men as well. She went through a very nasty public custody battle with her last husband. All in all, she doesn't seem to be exactly the most wonderful person in the world and has a track record with rich powerful terrible men. I guess her and Kerik deserved each other.

Many other reporters are scrambling to find other pieces of dirt on Kerik because lets face it, to the NY Times having an affair is just not that big of a deal, which is why the NY Times article tries to juice it up a bit to make it out like he used the apartment that should have been used by the guys working at ground zero. They were trying their best to make it sound worse. They do point out that Kerik rented it, but that part kinda gets lost as they also hint about using influence and the cost of the apartment, which they obviously were not able to get information on.

Why are they still all over this guy even though he withdrew his nomination? Because he is a famous part of the administrations post 9-11 activities and the NY Times will not rest until it can ruin and destroy as many Republicans as possible.

I suppose I could say that I don't care what Kerik did in his personal life, and that all I care about is that he keep this country safe as Homeland Security Chief. And I did feel that way as long as none of the allegations were proven. But I have to back down on this one. I do care what people do in their personal lives. I think it speaks volumes of who they are, what values are important to them, and a whether to put them in a position of trust.

Perhaps Kerik was the best choice professionally, who knows? I don't expect people to be perfect. I understand mistakes, we all make them. But knowing what I know from Kerik, in his own words, and what I know of Regan, from her own words, these two people show no self control or self discipline and certainly no moral values. Those things mean something to me. I want people in leadership to have those kinds of values. Kerik clearly doesn't have them after all. It is especially maddening that he misled the Bush people about his background. He realized what would come out and he withdrew, but the leeches came anyway, he never had a chance. Not that he deserved one.

No one wins here. From the dirtfinders to Kerik to Regan, they all expose themselves for what they are, self involved selfish people willing to do anything to get what they want.

It is a shame for someone like Kerik who went through so much to achieve all that he did, that he would give in to the most basic temptation man is presented with... Cheating. It may not be enough for the NY Times to be done with him, but it is enough for me.

Merry Birthday.

I had another child's birthday last night! Yes, I had 3 of my 4 kids in Nov. and Dec. and the other in Feb. I Guess I was just frisky in the Spring...;-) I also have 3 other close family members in Dec. I am birthdayed out! My lucky little guy got something that I always wanted....a black Hummer! Noooo, not the real thing, but almost as big! It is a remote control one about 2 feet long. The inside looks like a real Hummer too with seatbelts and everything. The doors, hood, and trunk open and it has running lights and a LOUD engine and that sucker can fly too. Anyway, we had a lot of fun with it and the rest of the presents last night, but we stayed up too late and I am tired, so I am going back to bed. (don't hate me) I will try to get back to yall. Give me some interesting comments to come back to, ok?

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

The real problem in Iraq. Chris Muir's cartoons are just the best. via Mudville.

Sarah also gives us an e-mail from a soldier on the same subject. via Mudville again.

Glenn shopped for Christmas like I did. Really, it doesn't get any better.

Jeff gives us his usual unusual look a the Holiday spirit.

Bad news for Blue staters. Red Staters are having more children. According to this article Blue staters have just as much sex, just not as many kids.

" the children of the children-oriented fill up the vacuum left by the childless. To be sure, some kids born into even the reddest states turn out to be "blue" spontaneously, becoming Midnight Cowboys. But if demographic destiny keeps grinding on, blue-state bohemias are destined to shrink. And so the red states will grow larger, culturally as well as politically."

I think we have already seen this occur. I think one of the big surprises of this election was the high number of the youth vote going Republican despite the HUGE effort of MTV and movie stars pushing the youth to vote Democrat.

I know Russell Simmons of 'Rap the Vote' and P. Diddy of "Vote or Die.' said after the election that they were disappointed at the lack of turnout. But then I read that actually more youth did turn out to vote, just not the way Simmons or Diddy wanted them to.

It seems the "family values' crowd tends to actually have families. Those kids grow up and vote. Now I am not saying that democrats don't have families, sure they do. But we seem to be having more kids for varied reasons I won't get into here. My oldest kids certainly show no signs of rebelling and are very conservative in their politics.

I did change from my politics of birth, but my entire family did as well, so it really was more of the Democrats leaving us, than a child rebelling from it's parents beliefs. We changed together.

It will be interesting to see how the youth of today grow into the poltics of tomorrow. Will they stick with their parents beliefs? If so, the Democrats do have something to be worried about for the future.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Plantation Politics?
Mimes, Minstrels And Miscalculation
by S. Jeffrey Jones

Do you really need to read the article to know it is a slam piece on Condi Rice? Doesn't the title say it all? (not to mention the usual racial insult?) Imagine someone writing an article on Charles Rangel with that title. The hypocrisy is astounding really.


Poor, after spending so much on the election they don't even have enough money now for those little sticky notes. They have to write on their hands to remember things.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Washington Post Classifieds.

WANTED: Highly motivated and intelligent individual with formidable educational background for important and critical government positions that must be confirmed by the House and Senate. One must be willing to give up millions being made in the private sector and open yourself up to intrusive questioning by self important hypocritical pompous congressman. In addition you also must be willing to have journalists with political agendas dig into your personal life dating back to birth to find any sort of dirt they can find, however indirectly it may apply. Therefore, you must be almost perfect, without a hint of wrongdoing. Divorces are permitted if they were done amicably. If you have children we would prefer you have had a wife that stayed home with them. Please, no nannies.
Once the position is filled, there will be a large drop in your income and you will have to continue to deal with shady politically motivated journalists determined to trip you up with tricky questions and quoting anonymous sources revealing something untrue. All this being done in the glaring light of the public arena.*

If interested please call 1-888-iwouldhavetobeanidiot..ext. 666

This latest "news report" from Iraq is HILARIOUS! (click on the 'play ad') via Mudville

I don't want to make anyone feel bad or anything, but today it is 78 degrees and beautiful. My palm trees out back are swaying in the breeze.
God, I love Texas.