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Remains Found of Last Missing/Captured Soldier in Iraq

In Geroge Bush, Military, news, War in Iraq on March 30, 2008 at 9:42 pm

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Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin is finally coming home. Captured during an ambush in April of 2004, SSG Maupin’s remains have been confirmed as being his through DNA analysis.

Read the story from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

My heart and prayers go out to Matt’s family.

More than 100 people gathered Sunday night in a candlelight vigil in a drizzling rain outside the Eastgate office of the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, the organization founded by Matt Maupin’s parents to help other military people serving overseas. (From the Cincinnati Enquirer)

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Texas State Convention This Weekend Amongst Talk Radio Host Controversy

In Are you kidding me?, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Democracy, Democrats, Election 2008, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Media, Politics, Rick Noriega, Talk Radio, Texas Politics on March 28, 2008 at 1:11 am

From About.com

As I put on my delegate running shoes for this weekend’s state convention, I will hope and pray that it goes ten times smoother than our state caucus did.

I have been in contact with the TX State Democratic Party and confirmed that indeed I am on the list as a delegate. The fiasco that we endured on March 4th left me wondering.

I have also signed on to volunteer for Rick Noriega’s Senatorial Campaign and will be out spreading the word about Lt. Col. Noriega’s accomplishments as a United States Serviceman, TX House Representative, and where he stands on the issues that Texans are concerned with. Make sure you stop on by his website and get to know him. It’s time to get rid of John Cornyn.

With my Rick Noriega for Senate sticker on, my comfortable shoes, and proud Democract smile, I’ll be there amongst all the other Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama supporters. I’ll let you guess who I’m voting for.

Now there are some that are trying to stir up controversy, maybe because their hungry or having relapses of previous addictions, or whatever, but to make it sound like this is the first time that a voter has crossed party lines to screw things up for their true party, just isn’t so. I know of a certain individual that crossed his party line to vote for the opposition not too long ago. In fact, in January, Daily Kos (liberal blog) urged readers in Michigan to vote for Mitt Romney in the GOP primary for similar reasons. So this is nothing new. GET OVER YOURSELF.

Just be frank, you cross party lines because you’re either pissed off at who your party has elected as your presidential candidate or you didn’t have a decent array of presidential candidates to choose from. Yes, there is the fact that you don’t want the opposing party in office, but it’s the satisfaction of trying to corrupt the opposing party’s votes that motivate you. This gives you permission to lie and deceive.

Ahhhhh… true democracy 😉

“Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.”–Robert Byrne.

Yes, you may be making an impact, but I am too. The difference? I’m doing it truthfully and honorably. I am from the Left and an example of a Liberal and a Democrat. Oh wait, you said:

“Everybody is going on and on and on about Mrs. Clinton, surprised that she is a liar. I said yesterday, “Why should this surprise anybody? The Clintons lie.” It isn’t that we know she lies, but don’t all liberals lie? Not necessarily in their personal lives, but liberalism is an ideology built on lies. It doesn’t work, it cannot work, and yet liberalism requires the making of false promises and the breaking of promises, so all liberal politicians lie because liberalism is a lie.”

 

Hmmm…liberalism ideology is an ideology built on lies. I think you have your facts backwards. Put down the crack pipe, hero sandwich and prescription medications and look up the history and meaning of liberalism. But hey, what does Stanford know? Obviously those in talk-radio know all. Do you use Conservapedia as a resource on a regular basis? Very scholarly!

But whatever huh? I’m just a part of what you refer to as the “Drive-Bys” or “Liberals.”

Anyway, I refuse to let my blood boil because I believe I am above that. I’m just proud to be a part of this election and have the opportunity to be a delegate. I’m also proud to be a supporter of a true American, who serves his country and never disrespects his soldiers.

But I’ll be sure to keep my eye out for those “operatives” that are “under the radar.” Covert operation. Ha!

As I lay down tonight, I will remind myself that I am a liberal. To put it simple terms for you, “anything that is not conservative.”

So put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

One last personal note:

What would I know anyway? I’m only educated and happily married (yes, only once and not 3 times) to a military service member. I didn’t flunk out of college and my husband went through boot camp with a broken hand. I guess having some kind of pimple on your rumpus constitutes not serving your country.

Bravo to Thomas F. Schaller for his piece called “Microphone Marines” in the October 10, 2007 edition of the Baltimore Sun.

Street Fighting with the Democrats

In Barack Obama, Democrats, Election 2008, Fun Stuff, Hillary Clinton, Politics on March 26, 2008 at 10:26 pm

You chose. Do you want to be Obama or Clinton?

Ready…fight!

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from Miniclip.com

Easter at the White House:Waiting for Your Caption

In Fun Stuff, Geroge Bush, Humor, Politics on March 24, 2008 at 11:33 pm

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Ummm… what is this picture saying to you? 😉

Hillary Clinton and the CBS Controvesy

In Bill Clinton, Democrats, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Television on March 24, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Did Sen. Clinton simply “misspeak” as her campaign reports or is she simply making up stories as she goes along the campaign trail? I would think that the exhausting trek across the country while giving speeches and campaigning for the Democratic vote might even make Einstein mix up certain past events and trips to foreign countries.

Hell, I can’t even remember which grocery store I went to last week, let alone what day of the week we’re on.

During a speech last Monday on Iraq, Senator Clinton recalls the Bosnia trip: “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

CBS is contradicting Sen. Clinton’s memory of the Bosnia trip because of the fact that one of their reporters was there with Clinton at the time.

Here’s the clip so you decide:

Happy Easter!

In Fun Stuff, Humor on March 20, 2008 at 11:12 am

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Old School Parody: The Capitol Hill-Billies

In Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Humor, Political Humor, Politics, Television on March 19, 2008 at 12:01 am

From Season 4 of In Living Color (1993-94)

That’s Jim Carrey as Bill Clinton. 🙂

Joke of the Day – State Mottos

In Humor on March 18, 2008 at 12:06 am

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State Mottos

Alabama: Hell Yes, We Have Electricity

Alaska: 11,623 Eskimos Can’t Be Wrong!

Arizona: But It’s A Dry Heat

Arkansas: Literacy Ain’t Everything

California: By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda

Colorado: If You Don’t Ski, Don’t Bother

Connecticut: Like Massachusetts, Only The Kennedy’s Don’t Own It-Yet

Delaware: We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water

Florida: Ask Us About Our Grandkids

Georgia: We Put The “Fun” In Fundamentalist Extremism

Hawaii: Haka Tiki Mou Sha’ami Leeki Toru (Death To Mainland Scum, But Leave
Your Money)

Idaho: More Than Just Potatoes…Well Okay, We’re Not, But The Potatoes Sure
Are Real Good

Illinois: Please Don’t Pronounce the “S”

Indiana: 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free

Iowa: We Do Amazing Things With Corn

Kansas: First Of The Rectangle States

Kentucky: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names

Louisiana: We’re Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos, But That’s Our Tourism Campaign

Maine: We’re Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster

Maryland: If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It

Massachusetts: Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden’s (For Most Tax Brackets)

Michigan: First Line Of Defense From The Canadians

Minnesota: 10,000 Lakes… And 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes

Mississippi: Come And Feel Better About Your Own State

Missouri: Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work

Montana: Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-Wing Crazies, And Very
Little Else

Nebraska: Ask About Our State Motto Contest

Nevada: Hookers and Poker!

New Hampshire: Go Away And Leave Us Alone

New Jersey: You Want A ##$%##! Motto? I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto Right Here!

New Mexico: Lizards Make Excellent pets

New York: You Have The Right To Remain Silent, You Have The Right To An
Attorney….

North Carolina: Tobacco Is A Vegetable

North Dakota: We Really Are One Of The 50 States!

Ohio: At Least We’re Not Michigan

Oklahoma: Like The Play, Only No Singing

Oregon: Spotted Owl… It’s What’s For Dinner

Pennsylvania: Cook With Coal

Rhode Island: We’re Not REALLY An Island

South Carolina: Remember The Civil War? We Didn’t Actually Surrender

South Dakota: Closer Than North Dakota

Tennessee: The Educashun State

Texas: Si’ Hablo Ing’les

Utah: Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus

Vermont: Yep

Virginia: Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don’t Mix?

Washington: Help! We’re Overrun By Nerds And Slackers!

Washington, D.C.: Wanna Be Mayor?

West Virginia: One Big Happy Family… Really!

Wisconsin: Come Cut The Cheese

Wyoming: Where Men Are Men… and the sheep are scared

Joke of the Day – What is Politics?

In Humor, Political Humor, Politics on March 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm

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As I’m trying to frantically finish my thesis, I decided the next two weeks will have light postings and mostly filled with jokes and video clips; that is, unless, something juicy happnens!!! 

What Is Politics?

A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What is politics?”

Dad says, “Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me capitalism. Your Mom, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the Government. We’re here to take care of your needs, so we’ll call you the people. The nanny, we’ll consider her the Working Class. And your baby brother, we’ll call him the Future. Now, think about that and see if that makes sense,”

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what dad had said.

Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper. So the little boy goes to his parents’ room and finds his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed. The next morning, the little boy says to his father, “Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.”

The father says, “Good son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.”

The little boy replies, “Well, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the Government is sound asleep, the People are being ignored and the Future is in deep poo.”

Friday Fun: The Dark Knight Countdown

In Entertainment, Movies on March 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm

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With the weekend here, I’d figure to back off of politics for the day and post something to look forward to.

The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins is scheduled to open this July and with a lot of anticipation. Read the story from the AP here about the movie’s recent screening and tribute to late actor Heath Ledger, the movie’s Joker.

Enjoy the clips and see you at the movies!

The Dark Knight by Warner Bros. Why So Serious?