Tuesday, March 31, 2009

DC Attack threat

How is this not on Drudge and front page news?
The commander of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly assault on a Pakistani police academy and said the group was planning a terrorist attack on the White House that would "amaze" the world.

Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million bounty on his head from the U.S., said Monday's attack on the outskirts of the eastern city of Lahore was retaliation for U.S. missile strikes against militants along the Afghan border.

"Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world," Mehsud told The Associated Press by phone. He provided no details.
We must not yield.

Let's pave over them.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Obama attempts to drive the auto industry

Hey President Obama, BACK IT UP.
President Barack Obama was due to unveil Monday his plan for troubled US automobile companies as he stepped up pressure on the industry by forcing General Motors head Rick Wagoner to resign.

GM confirmed Wagoner's immediate resignation early Monday and said he would be replaced by Fritz Henderson, the company's current president and chief operating officer.

In a message posted by the company's website, Wagoner said that on Friday he was in Washington for a meeting with Obama administration officials, and they requested that he "step aside" as CEO.

A senior administration official confirmed the account to AFP Sunday.
I say, let them head to bankruptcy court.

KNOWING review

This is a strange movie. I feel as though Knowing was entertaining, regardless of your like/dislike for Nicolas Cage. (I prefer him in The Rock, sidenote.)

It's got sci-fi, action, some Biblical references, and though disastrously dooming to the planet, quite entertaining and great special effects at the end.

Above all, it's terrifying in places. I did not think PG-13 was necessarily appropriate as a rating.

And last but not least, I'm just waiting for the fury this sets off about October 19th...

Questions: Is it angels or aliens? Literal or metaphorical?

Save $5. Rent it.

Poor North Dakota

More snow...more flooding...
Just as the Red River began retreating from Fargo's hastily fortified levees, the city's tired residents stared down a winter storm Monday expected to bring up to 14 inches of snow and wind-whipped waves that could worsen the flooding.

Engineers weren't worried about the snow, but waves that could crash against the sandbag levees, further weakening them. The forecast called for the storm to move in by early afternoon Monday and last until Tuesday evening.

The higher the wind speed, the higher the threat, Jeff DeZellar, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Monday.

"The forecast that we saw was 25 mph or more, and certainly that's enough wind to create some wave action on the river," he said.
In my prayers.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Drunk, drunk, and drunker

Sheboygan police sure had their hands full with this lady.
A 60-year-old Washington woman arrested for drunken driving three times in three days while vacationing in Wisconsin has been sentenced to a month in jail. The woman was arrested first at 2 p.m. March 11, 2008. A deputy saw her try to drive out of a ditch, wearing only one shoe and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21, authorities said. The legal driving limit is .08.

Twenty-four hours later, the woman was arrested after her car got stuck in snow in a park campground that was closed for the winter. The woman told an officer she had had four or six cups of wine.

"I am still finishing up the box of wine in my car from yesterday," authorities reported she told the officer.

Authorities found a box of Black Fox wine in the car.

The woman spent 12 hours in jail. She was released and headed west, but was arrested a short time later after someone reported her driving "all over the road," according to a police report.

An officer found a partial bottle of wine in her car. She had a blood alcohol-level of 0.16.

Court records released Wednesday show the woman was sentenced last week to 30 days in jail and fined more than $3,000.
I think this worth more than a month-jail sentence.

Can you say REHAB?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dane County Judicial Race

Julie Genovese is running for Dane County Judge- Branch 13. She's running on "Experience" in the law, "Independence" from special interest funds, and "Knowing the Law and her Community."

"Sold" platform she's got there.

And yet her husband, David Harth, appears on CCAP several tiimes.
1) for Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed in 2005. Hey, we've all been caught a few miles over...but yet...
2) Possession of THC - yes friends, Marijuana, Weed, smoking some jobies.... (And apparently according to an anon. source, his kids in the car.)
He missed four scheduled appearances for this case.

I guess work must not enter their bedroom pillow-talk. I would think if it did, his wife would surely impose her morals of "knowing and upholding the law."

Not sure I want this woman in a black robe.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What a dummy!

Drivers will do anything to cut their commute time, I guess.
A commuter who put a homemade dummy in the passenger seat to sneak into the car pool lane was caught Wednesday near Seattle. But it wasn't because a cop realized the passenger was fake. Instead, the State Patrol trooper noticed the dangling belt buckle on the passenger side and suspected a seat belt violation.

Patrol spokeswoman Christina Martin told The Herald of Everett that the driver acknowledged trying to beat traffic by using the HOV lane.

He created his passenger by draping a rain jacket over plastic piping, topping it off with a Halloween mask of Gandalf, the "Lord of the Rings" wizard, a beard and a baseball cap.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Notebook

I love this movie. Sigh...

If you're a bird, I'm a bird.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Donald Miller- Naked

I have to share Donald Miller this morning; on Adam:
"God directed Adam's steps, so that when He created Eve, Adam would have the utmost appreciation, respect, and gratitude...
And then I thought how beautiful it was that God made Adam work for so long because there is no way, after a hundred years of being alone, looking for somebody whom you could connect with in your soul, that you would take advantage of a woman, once you met one. She would be the most precious creation in all the world, and you would probably wake up every morning and look at her and wonder at her beauty, or the gentle, silent way she sleeps...

"Adam and Eve, after all, are the only people in all of history who had a good relationship with God. Everybody else, after the Fall, had a pretty screwed-up idea of who God is, but Adam and Eve had the whole Deity before their eyes. And even though Adam was still lonely for a companion, I'll bet he didn't have any self-doubt or any low self-esteem because he had God ther and, as I have said, just as a plant gets its life from the sun, people must have received their life from God. Jesus was always talking about how His glory came from God, as though God was shining on Him. The thing that made Jesus good, and the thing that made Adam good, was God's shining on them.

Can you imagine something like that, what it must feel like in the soul to have God's glory shining through you? With that much glory, that much of God shining through you, you would never have a self-defeating or other-person-bashing thought again. It would be brilliant. To say nothing of the earth, how wonderful it must have been, and to have had this wonderful woman Eve counseling you through the ways of love and relationships, but to have God shining through you is an idea, a mentality hardly imaginable. I'll bet I wouldn't think about any of the stuff I think about if I had God always shining life into my soul. I can hardly wrap my mind around the idea.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Twittering While Rome Burns

It's my dad's line...or maybe he stole it from someone else. But it's true. While Rome is burning (in this case, America), Nancy Pelosi and her pals are Twittering on the Hill.

And demanding luxury jets...
The good-government group Judicial Watch has released a batch of unflattering e-mails, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, that show staffers for Nancy Pelosi kvetching about access to official aircraft.

The group, which has investigated politicians from both parties in recent years, isn’t alleging illegality — just petulance.

Pelosi’s office is pushing back, saying the type of plane she uses is dictated by the demands of a transcontinental flight — and the House sergeant-at-arms’ security concerns associated with refueling a smaller plane.

In one e-mail, an aide wrote: “It is my understanding there are no G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable. ... The speaker will want to know where the planes are.”In another, the aide, having been told that a certain type of aircraft wasn’t available, shot back: “This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset speaker.”

The report also alleges that Pelosi and her staff frequently made demands on Air Force personnel and often canceled on short notice, costing the military an unspecified amount.
Enough. Negligence and inconsiderate behavior that costs our Military money? She's done. Out Out Out.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Donald Miller

If you've never read Donald Miller, you're missing out. His collections of essays are intriguing, insightful, and beyond laugh-out-loud funny.

I'll let you experience his humor for yourself, but here is an excerpt from one of my favorite chapters, about life-forumlas, from Searching for God Knows What:
"I bring this up only because life is complex, and the idea that you can break it down or fix it in a few steps is rather silly.

"The truth is there are a million steps, and we don't even know what the steps are, and worse, at any given moment we may not be willing or even able to take them ; and still worse, they are different for you and me and they are always changing. I have come to believe the sooner we find this truth beautiful, the sooner we will fall in love with a God who keeps shaking things up, keeps changing the path, keeps rocking the boat to test our faith in Him, teaching us not to rely on easy answers, bullet points, magic mantras, or genies in lamps, but rather in His guidance, His existence, His mercy, and His love.
In the meantime, check it out. I guarantee you'll be hooked, even as he discovers Santa doesn't wash his hands and a book about a nun with a machete may not be a best seller...

Pastor shot and killed

How sad. This was no skit.
MARYVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A pastor shot and killed during his Sunday sermon deflected the first of the gunman's four rounds with a Bible, sending a confetti-like spray of paper into the air in a horrifying scene that congregants initially thought was a skit, police said.
The gunman strode down the aisle of the sprawling First Baptist Church shortly after 8 a.m. and briefly spoke with The Rev. Fred Winters, then pulled out a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and began firing until it jammed, Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent said. Churchgoers wrestled the gunman to the ground as he waved a knife, slashing himself and two other people, Trent said.

None of the about 150 congregants seemed to recognize the gunman and investigators do not know details of Winters' conversation with him, but they planned to review an audio recording of the service, Trent said. The service was not videotaped.

"We thought it was part of a drama skit ... when he shot, what you saw was confetti," said congregant Linda Cunningham, whose husband is a minister of adult education at the church. "We just sat there waiting for what comes next, not realizing that he had wounded the pastor."

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Former President George H. W. Bush on his wife's surgery and recovery.

Beyond sweet. True love.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Falk's back-handed-swing

Kathleen Falk is playing dirty. Falk's campaign sent a letter to Midwest Family Broadcasting requesting- or shall I say demanding- Mistele's campaign commercial "Focus" be stopped immediately from airing.


Isn't proper etiquette to request this of the opponent's campaign first and foremost? You do not step in and demand a broadcast company to stop airing a commercial they have been paid to air. Mistele's campaign purchased air time fair and square.

Then you send a press release pointing out the ad's falsities and alerting the press to your request of the opposing campaign - claim the high ground, and get some earned media along the way. I'm sure Dee Hall would be happy to take Katie's side in this one, wouldn't ya Dee?

Then you air your own ad claiming you are right and they are wrong - with evidentiary support to back it up.

It just looks bad. Is she in a position to "use" her current title and censor the media when she doesn't look good?
I don't think so.

Out with the old.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Another fish commercial

Fish on the wall. Cracked up my sister, and that is worth gold!

Mrs. Paul's Whole fillet Commercial

This cracks me up.

What is this, minced? You feed me minced?


Monday, March 2, 2009

A pointed letter

A letter, that'll show him.
President Obama offered to consider scrapping plans for a missile defense shield in Europe if Russia helps rein in Iran's nuclear program, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported.

The article said Obama wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell him Russia's aid in resolving the threat from Iran would make the missile shield plans unnecessary, according to an account from Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

A senior administration official told FOX News that Obama sent a letter to Medvedev but "we won't comment on the specifics."
Sure, let's woo Russia with love letters and negotiations. Their help sure would be great, if they weren't procuring their own defense plans. Sit at the table, have a milkshake. Why not?

Zinger of an LTE

This, from the Fargo Forum yesterday.
Nothing to like about president
By: Harley Karvonen, Perham, Minn.
It is hard to understand why the nation can elect a person as president of the United States who actually has done nothing. His two years as U.S. senator brought no results, and when he was in the Illinois Senate, he voted “present” about 150 times because he did not want to take any sides on the issues before that body.

I don’t like Barack Obama and don’t expect him to succeed. His background is that of a conniving machine-oriented politician who conned and swindled his way into politics, associated with unrepentant terrorists (William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn) and made deals with swindlers (Antoin Rezkow) and crooked politicians (Rod Blagojevich).

Obama has no idea that what our country needs is lower taxes, removal of unfunded mandates and cancellation of 90 percent of unconstitutional spending programs.

His first act was to close Gitmo within a year, not knowing where the prisoners would go.

Obama said he was going to change things in Washington, but he has all of Bill Clinton’s cronies in his Cabinet. He has appointed a person to head IRS who didn’t pay taxes for eight years when he knew what they were because he was told by his employer.

Then he has an attorney general who served under Clinton and who got pardons for 16 Puerto Rican terrorists. He also got a pardon for a multimillionaire who also evaded taxes and who is now in exile in Europe. This person’s wife gave thousands to Clinton’s political fund.

I do not believe it is possible for a person to say he is a Christian when he supports a political party that kills babies by abortion and partial-birth abortion. They should talk to their priest or minister.
I can hear the cries of "small minded," "crazy right-winger," etc., but it was published, and it's true.

Obama has done close to nothing. He did vote "present" 150 times. His Gitmo decision was rash and impulsive. He's got a bunch of Clinton folks in his admin. And his budget scares the living daylights out of me.

That is freedom of the press, my friends.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Perfect day

Today might have been a perfect Sunday.

Church was nothing short of absolutely lovely -and good song selection.
The Badgers WON!
...and I discovered Caffeine Free Mountain Dew.

I may be slow on the uptake, but it still makes for a great surprise!

The Perfect day.