Sunday, March 30, 2008
Is the stage being set for a contest between Mexicans and Muslims in America? There is a reconquista mind-set among a segment of the Mexican population in the southwest United States. The illegal immigrant population in particular. They make that clear in their demonstrations, waving Mexican flags, and in their demands rather than requests. They have a right, they say. So, they come here looking for the good life, not as Americans, but as Mexicans. They come in numbers by the millions and grow with every child they bear. They bring their culture and eschew Americanism, which is acceptable in America today because multi-culturalism has been divined by the politically correct to be not only acceptable, but desirable.
Along with the hard working families come the gangs, drug runners, and the Mexican Mafia. There are signs of militancy, also anti-white and anti-black sentiment which should alarm Americans, yet our politicians seem to say, "come on down"! (or "up", in this case!) The open borders crowd looks the other way, while we unwashed masses deal with the overcrowding, a rise in crime and, in some cases, hostility and downright threat if we find ourselves in the wrong neighborhood. It must be mentioned that we also subsidize much of this population with free healthcare and welfare through higher taxes.
Enter the Muslim population which is much smaller but* better organized in their zeal for world dominion. Every country which has a minimum of 5% Muslim of their population is under imminent threat of violence if demands made are not met, or if offense is taken at any number of actions or words by the indigenous population which are deemed to be out of bounds by Islamists.
While the population of Muslims in America has not reached 5%, they too grow with every child they bear, and they are told they must have many Muslim babies to increase their numbers.... breeding for numbers. Already, in America, we see Muslim demands made in accordance with their religion.
They, too, have not come here to be Americans, they bring their culture with them, as well. And still, political correctness reigns supreme in America, and many of these demands have been met. Prayer rooms, class breaks for prayers in schools, separate facilities for females, etc. Special treatment no Christian would receive.
I choose to pose that a contest is looming. Mexican and Muslim vying to hold sway in America politically and culturally; the race is on. Who will win while we watch and wait and our leaders do nothing? Either way, can the prospect of a third world reality be far away? Could we have imagined, a few short years ago, that this country that we love would be so far down the road to obsolescence and mediocrity?
The goal of the left and the politically correct is harmony and utopia, as they see it. In reality, all I can see ahead is chaos and the crumbling of our great Nation.
Z: Thank you SO much, Priscilla, for another terrific contribution to geeeeZ! I'd like to also direct readers to an excellent and important article by Netherlands-born Rep. Peter Hoekstra.
*thanks to Always On Watch, who really IS "always on watch" http://alwaysonwatch2.blogspot.com/
Friday, March 28, 2008
Got this in the morning emails...thought you might find it as worthwhile thinking about as I did:
The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
As John Steinbeck once said: (Z: not sure, Snoped it to no avail...but no matter, it's good!)
1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
3. I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy.
4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him "Why do you carry a 45?" The Ranger responded, "Because they don't make a 46."
6. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.
7. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol.
Are you expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my rifle."
8. Beware the man who only has one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!
But wait, there's more! (Z: no, this is NOT a ginsu knife infommercial)
I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said I did. She said "Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!" To which I said, of course it is loaded, can't work without bullets!" She then asked, "Are you that afraid of some one evil coming into your house?" My reply was,
"No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too." To which I'll add, having a gun in the house that isn't loaded is like having a car in the garage without gas in the tank.
I'm a firm believer of the 2nd Amendment! (Z: becoming firmer by the second)
If you are too, please forward.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Anything to bash the Republican, whether he doesn't deserve it...or he does.
“We can tell people about Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen, but if they’re more into pan-Asian, we can let them know that Ring of Fire is right down the street,” Fincher said. “We’re just highlighting what the community has to offer, not creating anything new.”
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
"During the trip, the lawmakers expressed skepticism about the Bush administration's claims that Saddam was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. "
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Jesse Lee believes "you can't believe in God and hate your fellow man." In his newest book SCAM, he shows "How the Black leadership exploits Black America". He told us that "Whites are controlled by those who call Whites racists". He cautioned the largely White audience that we must stop being afraid of being called racist for simply suggesting that Rev Peterson's right in suggesting Black men can do better, that affirmative action is wrong, that it's terrible that 80% of Indiana's Black babies are born out of wedlock (70% is the national average..Jesse Lee wants to know "where is the outrage?"!), that Jesse Jackson lied when he said MLK, Jr. died in his arms, and that everyone should judge a man by the content of his character and not his color.....
So many liberals I've spoken to throw in this line every time they can't give me a better reason to vote for Hillary or Obama....it's It's their parting shot "100 years in Iraq?"
Why can't people understand you stay in a war until it's finished? Some troops are STILL in completely peaceful Germany after all these years, where's the indig-nation? Maybe, we'll be pulling out of EVERY nation if we become an Obama-nation? God forbid.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
All this was before Barack Obama's Pastor broke the spell. In fact, it seems my sister's friend didn't like Obama or Hillary. Could it be that she wants to continue feeling safer knowing the President is using every method he has available to him to protect Americans? Or maybe Hillary's talent for speaking like a kindergarten teacher is like fingernails on a blackboard? (Unbearable)
Today, this very morning, it happened again! A friend of mine, also a Democrat, told me, "If McCain, being seventy-two, picks a running mate who is qualified to take over the presidency, I think he's got a good chance of winning." When I suggested I thought Romney would be a good choice, given his executive experience as Governor and his success as a businessman, it would make a well balanced ticket. She said, "Yes,Romney would be good."
She didn't come out and say she would vote for McCain, but when's the last time a Democrat was concerned about the Republican running mate? Heck, when's the last time a Republican was concerned with a Republican running mate? After all, didn't Bush 41 win with Dan Quayle?
Perhaps you had to be there, but I got the distinct impression she will vote for McCain, especially if Obama is the Democrat candidate. Of course, this friend told me this after the Pastor Wright-Obama revelations and I have to say she looked very disheartened about that, like she'd been punched in the stomach. Yes, I can have compassion for a Democrat, especially if she'll
Finally, today on talk radio, I heard Democrats calling in with tremulous voices tinged with anger or resignation, saying that, if Obama is the Democrat nominee, they will vote Republican. Most of them for the first time.
“We believe that Black People should not be forced to fight in the military service to defend a racist government that holds us captive and does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who, like Black People, are being victimized by the white racist government of America,” the Web site reads.
Here's an idea for American unity! Have a president whose fans think like this!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
By Patti Waldmeir in Washington
Published: March 18 2008 20:20 Last updated: March 18 2008 20:20
The US Supreme Court appears ready to rule that Americans have a constitutional right to keep a gun in their home for self-defence, a ruling that could help Republicans in the upcoming presidential election.
Hearing the most important gun rights case in nearly 70 years, the justices on Tuesday spent 98 minutes engrossed in a lively debate about British and American legal traditions relating to the right to bear arms, especially in self-defence.
Z's favorite excerpt: Justice Antonin Scalia: "Why isn't it perfectly plausible, indeed reasonable, to assume that since the Framers knew that the way militias were destroyed by tyrants in the past was not by passing a law against militias, but by taking away the people's weapons — that was the way militias were destroyed. The two clauses go together beautifully: Since we need a militia, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Honestly? I've only lately seen the importance in the right to bear arms. How do you feel?
Does he really think THAT's what we "misunderstood" about Jeremiah Wright? Do you all see what a smoke screen Obama's spewing? "You didn't get Rev Wright!! It's just STYLISTIC...you Whites just MISUNDERSTAND BLACK CHURCHES!" OH, MAN. And, you know? It might work with lots of Americans. Then, Mr. Obama said that we shouldn't be "distracted" by Wright because then "nothing will CHANGE!" WHAT an empty suit snake oil salesman THIS guy is. Funny, Obama didn't talk in front of the press and take questions, huh?
He has real disdain for us, it's so clear. And this guy might be President. I'm with Mr. Beamish; and I never thought I'd say this "we should just go ahead and swear in McCain"
see Mullings.com today for some great and learned insight from our buddy, Rich Galen. Great piece. "Race in the Race for the White House"
Monday, March 17, 2008
You bloggers won't believe who's No. 1. (no, it isn't me, TRUST ME! sadly, it isn't you, either)
interesting list. Read the "Least likely to post" after the blog descriptions...I want to know YOURS!! That one phrase on each blog SO tells you what the blog is and is NOT!
My least likely post? "I'm never asking Elbro to help me on my blog again" HA!!
NOW TELL ME YOURS, please! z ..... then watch that video below...it's the best yet!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
WHAT WAS SAID (printed in the Idaho Statesman today...see link below for more disgusting information):
Autumn Kersey of Planned Parenthood in Boise: Good afternoon, this is Autumn.
Donor: Hello, Autumn, I'm interested in making a donation today.
Donor: What about abortions for the underprivileged minority groups?
Kersey: Oh, absolutely. We have, um, in fact, uh wonderful, fantastic news. We just received a very generous donation to our women in need fund.
Donor: Wonderful. I want to specify that abortion to help a minority group - would that be possible?
Donor: Like the black community for example?
Donor: OK, so the abortionI can give money specifically for a black baby, that would be the purpose.
Kersey: Absolutely. If you wanted to designate that you wanted your gift to be used to help (an) African-American woman in need, then we would certainly make sure that that gift was earmarked specifically for that purpose.
Donor: Great. Because I really face trouble with affirmative action, and I don't want my kids being disadvantaged, you know, against black kids. I just had a baby; I want to put it in his name, you know.
Kersey: Mmhmm, absolutely.
Donor: So that's definitely possible.
Kersey: Oh, always, always.
Donor: So I just wanna - can I put this in the name of my son?
Donor: Yeah, he's trying to get into colleges, and he's going to be applying, you know, he's justwe're just really bighe's really faced troubles with affirmative action.
Donor: And we don't, you know, we just think, you know, the less black kids out there the better.
Kersey: (Laughs) Understandable, understandable. ... Um David, let me, if I may, just get some sort of specific general information so we can set this up the right way. You said you wanted to put it in your son's name, and you would like this designated specifically to assist (an) African-American woman who's looking to terminate a pregnancy.
Donor: Exactly, and yeah, I wanna protect my son, so he can get into college.
Kersey: All right. Excuse my hesitation, um, um, this is the first time I've had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I'm excited, and I wanna make sure I don't leave anything out.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Obama’s church was being discussed by a panel of Ari Fleischer, Tony Blankley, and Bob Beckel. Hannity or Colmes chimed in, too, of course. Should Obama have stayed at a church whose pastor says “God D--- America”? Should he stay at a church which considers America a racist, a terrorist, a killer? Something NOBODY brought up was “Can there be a correlation with Obama not holding his hand over his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem and attending a church whose pastor hates this country?” I’d have thought that might have been a worthy addition and inference from the discussion, wouldn’t you? If a pastor talks with such hatred for America and we’ve got a congregant/close friend of his (and presidential candidate) dissing our country by not honoring our pledge or anthem…could there be a direct correlation? I think so.
Mr. Z and I started going to a nearby Lutheran church five years ago. The pastor there doesn’t talk politics in church; I admire that. But, one night, he and I’d just finished a meeting or study or something and everyone else had left and he and I lingered, talking in the darkness outside the church. As we parted for the evening, I was dying to ask him something, but I wasn't sure I really wanted to know, so I walked into the night…….but I couldn’t go. I had to know. I had to make sure of something. I called “Pastor! Could I ask you a question?” as he’d almost got into his car to leave. Honestly, my heart was thumping out of my chest and a little voice was asking “Do you really want to know? You like him so much…how’ll you take it if he answers ‘wrong’?” but, I had to know…..I can’t admire and be pastored by a man whose values I feel are, well, unadmirable.... So, I took a deep breath and asked “How do you feel about us going into Iraq?”
“Well, I don't like to talk politics with parishioners, but...if you really want to know.....I feel going into Iraq is important, it sends a message, and I’m glad Bush is doing it,” he answered.
“Are you more conservative or liberal?”
“I’m a conservative, always have been…” (He was 33 at the time).
I hugged him and fairly skipped to my car with relief. I had to know what my pastor thought about America, politics, values. I had to make sure I knew what motivated and informed his theology, his sermons, his attitudes. Why didn't Obama? Or, did he?
Tonight on television, Bob Beckel said the real proof that Obama must have known about Wright’s politics could only be revealed if we could get a recording of Obama’s wedding or the baptisms of his daughters. WHAT? As if a pastor would talk about hating America during a wedding or baptism? Seemed to me like Beckel was really grasping because he knew he’d been outdone, that something telling about Obama had been revealed.
Ari Fleischer reminded us that the media crucified George Bush for speaking at Bob Jones University! Anybody in the media upset at Obama for hateful speech by his own pastor?
Beckel then reached a new low, even for him: “You think every child who attends that church isn’t qualified to be president?” “Shame on you,” he answered at the implication. Yes, Bob, Z feels that no child who’s been raised in an Africa-first, hate-America church whose parents attend that church is qualified. Maybe ‘qualified’ isn’t quite the word; after all, his inference is “they’re mostly Black, does that make them less qualified? Shame on you” Yes, that would be a shame on us because there are thousands of Black children qualified to be President. But, of those who attend Jeremiah Wright’s church, qualification isn’t the point. Heart is. Teaching/mentoring is. What you accept from your pastor is. Shame on you, Bob, for playing a despicable and dishonest race card.
All of us should have the heart to try to bridge the gap between Black and White with the love of Jesus. Would anybody suggest Wright’s doing this with his outrageous rhetoric?
Of course not. Obama, tell the truth. Or, are you so indoctrinated and hiding something so deep even you don’t know it's there?
Ted Kennedy Dumps Fuel into Nantucket Sound
Friday, March 14, 2008 9:14 AM
Ted Kennedy has called Nantucket Sound near his Massachusetts estate "a national treasure" — but that didn’t stop the senator from having oil dumped from his yacht into its waters.
A local photographer spotted an oil slick coming from Kennedy’s yacht Mya as Kennedy and his guests left the vessel in a launch following a race that ended in Hyannis, the Cape Cod Today newspaper reported.
The lensman was so shocked that he rowed his dinghy out to question the crew member left aboard the yacht.
He asked the crewman, "What the hell are you doing?"
The crewman said that diesel fuel had gotten into the bilge and he was told to dump it.
When the photographer pointed out that the yacht was moored in coastal waters near shellfish beds and people swimming, the crewman replied, "Whatever."
Cape Cod Today published a photo showing the oil slick emanating from Mya.
As Newsmax reported earlier, Kennedy has opposed a proposal to construct a wind farm in Nantucket Sound to produce cheap, clean energy. Asked why, he said: "That’s where I sail."
Thursday, March 13, 2008
And, really, there are racists among Whites and Blacks and they're ALL bad, VERY bad.... but for Obama to consider him his mentor, for his little girls to go to this guy's Sunday School, for his family to be pastored by a guy like THIS? And Americans want Obama to lead ALL of us?
Imagine if McCain went to a church whose Pastor came close to spewing this kind of racism.........the media'd be in an uproar. *in a larger picture, one can see Wright's shirt says AFRICA
"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it." (B. Obama) Exactly. ...and there's more:
By RONALD KESSLERMarch 14, 2008; Page A19
In a sermon delivered at Howard University, Barack Obama's longtime minister, friend and adviser blamed America for starting the AIDS virus, training professional killers, importing drugs and creating a racist society that would never elect a black candidate president.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., pastor of Mr. Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, gave the sermon at the school's Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel in Washington on Jan. 15, 2006......
Put on a Mao jacket before reading this: (and get a box of Kleenex... Imagine Jefferson, Adams and Washington and what they'd think of this?)
Alison Fitzgerald and Matthew Benjamin
Thu Mar 13, 12:01 AM ET March 13 (Bloomberg) --
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both propose significant changes to the tax code that would add to its complexity. His plan emphasizes income inequality, while hers seeks to change Americans' behavior.
Obama's proposal would shift the tax burden toward the rich from low- and middle-income workers. Clinton proposes targeted tax breaks designed to change the way Americans use energy, save money and care for elders.
Obama, 46, ``seems to have focused on redistribution,'' said Michael Graetz, a professor at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, and a former Treasury official..........http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20080313/pl_bloomberg/are4y0wpjqxu
And many conservative Americans just want a FAIR TAX...fair for EVERYONE.
GeeeeeZ! I should have kept my Anonymous trolls around to tell us how much we'll enjoy Socialism.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
One in four U.S. teenage girls have STD's, study finds
By Lawrence K. Altman
Published: March 12, 2008
The first national study of four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four are infected with at least one of the diseases, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.
Nearly half the African-Americans in the study of teenagers ages 14 to 19 were infected with at least one of the diseases monitored in the study — human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, genital herpes and trichomoniasis, a common parasite.
The 50 percent figure compared with 20 percent of white teenagers, health officials and researchers said at a news conference at a scientific meeting in Chicago.
The two most common sexually transmitted diseases, or STD's, among all the participants tested were HPV, at 18 percent, and chlamydia, at 4 percent, according to the analysis, part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Each disease can be serious in its own way.......http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/03/12/healthscience/12std.php
Can we do anything about this? How do you teach kids that sex at twelve isn't a great idea?
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Romney says he'd take Veep, calls McCain "Big Dog"
Mitt Romney said in his first interview since departing the GOP race that he would accept the number two position on the ticket and that there is no lingering bitterness between him and John McCain.“I think any Republican leader in this country would be honored to be asked to serve as the vice presidential nominee, myself included," Romney told FOX's Sean Hannity in a broadcast set to air tonight. "Of course this is a nation which needs strong leadership. And if the nominee of our party asked you to serve with him, anybody would be honored to receive that call … and to accept it, of course.”
Monday, March 10, 2008
Education - BA from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs; JD from Harvard Law School where he was Editor of the Harvard Law Review
Family - Married, 3 teenage daughters. His wife, Silda, a Harvard Law School graduate, is founder of Children for Children, which helps children volunteer to benefit other children.
Faith - Jewish
Hobbies - Tennis, squash, jogs each morning around Central Park
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Homeschooling parents are doing it for a reason. They're loving parents of kids they feel shouldn't be indoctrinated by the school system. They aren't particularly interested in their 6 year old reading "Billy has two Daddies!" and they're not interested in their kids having to call a friend "it" like the teacher does now because a 7 yr old has decided that he/she is having gender problems. They don't feel their kids are getting the attention they might if the teacher didn't have to spend so much time disciplining the other kids or teaching them English.
These parents weren't happy when they realized they couldn't send their kids to public school anymore! They were UNHAPPY and they have their reasons. And they're strong people with traditional values and I'm hoping they SPEAK UP for those values, lay them right down on the table, loud and clear, just before election time!
Schools get paid by the child....166,000 homeschooled kids makes a difference, folks..this isn't about those poor kids who "could develop emotionally in a broader world than the parents' cloistered setting" This is about the school system wanting the cash. And our kids' minds.
This could get interesting. OH, I hope so. http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/mar/08030503.html
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I was driving down Wilshire Blvd this morning and saw a NAVY RECRUITING CENTER with, parked in front, 5 of the biggest Harleys I think I've ever seen. Accompanying those enormous shiny black or navy blue Harleys were 5 of the biggest American vets I think I've ever seen. One was in khakis, three were in denim from head to toe, which, come to think of it, is about where their pony tails reached to, and another had on civilian clothing.
All of them were there to protect the recruiting center from CODE PINK
The vets had a large American flag flying from one of the Harleys and sheets of paper on their hog windscreens that had Code Pink written on them WITH a circle with a line through it! They told me they follow Code Pink around, but Code Pink publishes the times and addresses of where they'll be and then changes that so they befuddle these riders.
One rider told me "Last week they said they were coming here, so we got twenty bikes here, but Code Pink didn't show up.............so we just went to their house!" These guys don't 'befuddle' easy.
It was a privilege and an honor to shake hands with and talk to these guys....and well worth going around the block again and risking having parked in an illegal spot just to make sure I could talk to them before they might have left. I found out that NO WAY were they about to leave.
The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.
To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I heard a Black University of Ohio student this morning said Obama was his first choice.....and if Obama doesn't win, he'll vote McCain for his "stance on Iraq".
I heard another Univ of Ohio student say "Bush had a great social security plan and they wouldn't let him put it in place...I'm voting McCain"
IS there hope? DARE I get excited? naaa...it COULD be Crist, Graham or Perry. Please, no.
Who's your pick, folks?
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Z: If Moses was high on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, wouldn't the Ten Commandments have been more like:
1. You shall have no other gods before me...but man, those gods over there, the pink ones..hey, why is that tree PURPLE?
2. Make myself an idol....? whaaaa.........?
3. Hey, DUDE? oh...is that misusing your name? Well, it really isn't YOUR NAME, dude...chill
4. Observe Sunday, like hey...I sleep in and observe it on my eye lids...heh heh...cool
5. Honor your mom and dad. Hey, long as they're payin' the bills.......whoa.. IS that tree purple?
6. Murder? you talkin' to ME, dude? holding this heavy stone, THAT is murder, dude. Oh, okay. Not dude.
7. That chick is so hot, dude....commit adultery? if I didn't want to do adultery with her, I SHOULD be commited!
8. I do NOT steal....(that tree IS purple).....if I could steal you think I'd be wearin' this stupid robe?
9. I'm not lyin', man...that tree is definitely PURPLE! the one with the camel on that limb...
Monday, March 3, 2008
Do these irk you, too?: Tell me the truth:
1. Washington state had some big homes set on fire and they called it TERRORISM right from the get go. Why didn't they suggest the RICIN in Vegas just MIGHT be TERRORISM? "Feds are saying today there is no reason to suspect terrorism.' But, let some expensive homes in a wooded area get burned and some guy left an ELF sign there, and IT'S DOMESTIC TERRORISM! Damn those DOMESTIC American terrorists!
2. Muslim women at Harvard are going to get a few hours in the gym to exercise so no BOYS can see them! Yes, no men can exercise during that time. Of course, the school only suggests it's on a 'trial basis'. TRIAL being the operative word if they had NOT given in to this. Try having Christian or Jewish women OR men suggest THEY'd like a little time free from the prying and lacivious eyes of the opposite sex!
3. Students who must eat 'government food' at public and private schools should not be made to feel ashamed, according to school officials (never mind that the parents who do scrape together the little money needed for school lunches should feel duped), so, to prevent the children who might feel embarrassed, the schools are bringing in famous ATHLETES to eat the food, too! "You're not alone!" No child should feel humiliated, but isn't it deprivation and difficulties which have made THE greatest achievers in our country? People wanting to do better than their parents, people wanting to show they could do better? "BETTER!...does that mean you might feel pride, make a good income for your family, make more MONEY? Isn't that a rotten thing to do? And, if you DO make more money, you MUST give it to the government or the poor.....or just who do you think YOU are?" See a trend here?
Update: NOW THIS REALLY IRKS ME. A mother from the school in question called into a radio show today; she said "ashamed? humiliated? these kids feel none of that. They feel ENTITLED".
So.......is it me, or.................?? And what can we do about it?
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Actress Marion Cotillard sparked a political row yesterday after accusing America of fabricating the 9/11 attacks.
The 32-year-old French actress, who received an Oscar last month for her performance as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, openly questioned the truth behind the terrorist atrocity in an interview broadcast on a French website.
"I think we're lied to about a number of things," Cotillard said, singling out the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as an example of the US making up horror stories for political ends.
She added that the towers, planned in the early Sixties, were an outdated "money-sucker" that would have cost more to modernise than to rebuild altogether, which is why they were destroyed.
Z: HERE'S THE KICKER: YOU SITTING DOWN? The article goes on to say:
Cotillard's stardom and increased earning power looked assured following her Oscar win. But after her outburst, in which she also queried the 1969 Moon landings, a successful future in Hollywood appears to be in jeopardy.
Z: Are you KIDDING? She just tripled her income potential with Hollywood!! George Clooney...? MOVE OVER!! Susan Sarandon? You've met your match!! (thanks, Ron!)
Two Mexicans are on a bike along U.S. 52 about 15 miles outside of Lafayette, LA. One of the bike's tires goes flat and they start hitching a lift back into town. A friendly trucker stops to see if he can help, and the Mexicans ask him for a ride. He tells them he has no room in the Trailer as he is carrying 20,000 bowling balls.
The Mexicans put it to the driver that if they can manage to fit into the back with their bike, will he take them back into town, and he agrees. They manage to squeeze themselves and their bike into the back and the driver shuts the doors and gets on his way. By this time he is really late and so puts the hammer down.
Sure enough a State Trooper pulls him over for speeding.
The good officer asks the driver what he is carrying to which the driver jokingly replies "Mexican eggs".
The Cop obviously doesn't believe this so wants to take a look in the trailer. He opens the back door and quickly shuts it and locks it.
He gets on his radio and calls for immediate backup from as many officers as possible plus the Swat Team.
The dispatcher asks what emergency he has that requires so many officers. "I've got a Tractor-Trailer stopped with 20,000 Mexican eggs in it... two have hatched and they've managed to steal a bicycle already .. I need help"!
Z: A sidenote: I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes
Please, people......send this video around. PLEASE stop the ridiculous rumors of how great Canadian medical care is!
Also, PLEASE stop the liberal who waxes eloquent about the excellent medical program in Germany! Something our American Pravda hasn't told you is that Schroeder, five years ago, begged Germans to buy private health insurance...they can't AFFORD to pay for everyone anymore! But our liberals want exactly that!?
Maybe the truth will set us free. If "CHANGE" doesn't kill us first.