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Friday, May 18, 2012
Kerry Wood reportedly will announce his retirement from baseball Friday afternoon, but still plans to be available in the Chicago Cubs bullpen for the start of the City Series.Please bookmark!
Wood broke into the majors in 1998 with the Cubs at the age of 21. Over 14 years in the majors, mostly on the North Side, he compiled a 86-75 record.
ESPNChicago reports that Wood, who has an 8.64 ERA this season and has been battling health issues, will call it quits on the day the City Series starts at Wrigley.
The Cubs had no comment on the report. A source said Wood is available to pitch today and will be in the bullpen. Whether or not manager Dale Sveum will actually use Wood in the game is unknown, but it would be a fitting way for Wood to end his career on the mound at Wrigley Field while receiving a standing ovation...
Wood's last outing was Wednesday against St. Louis. He walked two and blew a one-run lead in the seventh.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Two police reports written the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin said that Zimmerman had a bloody face and nose, according to police reports made public today.Please bookmark!
The reports also note that two witness accounts appear to back up Zimmerman's version of what happened when they describe a man on his back with another person wearing a hoodie straddling him and throwing punches...
The new information is part of a trove of documents released by the Florida State Attorney today in the case against Zimmerman, who is charged with second degree murder for the Feb. 26 killing of Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American male.
Zimmerman, 28, is a multi-racial Hispanic man who volunteered for the neighborhood watch committee who claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense after the 6-foot tall, 160 pound teenager knocked him to the ground, banged his head against the ground and went for Zimmerman's gun.
Seems that all the new attention to the Amateur-in-Chief stems from
an idiotic, grade school move by the other thug from Chicago; no,
not Rahm Emanuel, but that devious hack Axelrod. In his miniscule
political mindset, he actually thought it would be cool to check on
what happened fifty (50) years ago with Mitt Romney, between gym
class and fifth period study hall. So the goons went out, dug some
"dirt," Axelrod let it fly; lo and behold, nothing stuck.
But it so incensed the anti-Barry movement/the town-drunk is
better than Barry movement/the anybody is better than Barry
group, that they are now on a digging expedition of their own.
Thing is, all the stuff they are after has been the topic of an on-
going discovery process for the last four years. So it is pretty
easy for them to just dig up the old bones, expose it to the
public again and hope people believe it this time.
We are finding out day by day now, that this country has been
scammed by a kindergardener, cheated by a rank amateur,
bested by a Chicago thug, or group of thugs, and mocked by
an Indonesian pot smoker; with, I hasten to add, a "wife" who
thinks the American flag has no meaning.
My first question is this: with the multitude of lying scoundrels
in Washington D.C., with their combined thousands of years
experience lying, cheating and stealing from the American public,
how in the world did this kindergardener pull the wool over their
It used to be said, "Can anything good come out of Cook County?"
The answer to that question has always been a resounding "NO."
Now the question seems to be, "Can anything good come out of
Washington D.C.?" And after the last 40 or 50 years of lies, theft,
deceit and corruption, the answer is a resounding "NO."
Out here in America where the real work is done, it is of no use to
ask the question, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"
That question should be changed to, "Have you been lied to enough
in the last four years?"
The lying politicans who aided and abetted Barry/Harry J. Bounel/
obama/Dunham/Davis are now jumping ship in droves. Not one
vote in either the Congress or Senate for his gi-normous so called
Their only thought now, besides getting re-elected is, "Bring on the
next idiot, we'll deal with him/her/it next year. Pass the Havanas,
pour some more Scotch, and turn on American Idol."
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A budget resolution based on President Obama’s 2012 budget failed to get any votes in the Senate on Wednesday.Please bookmark!
In a 99-0 vote, all of the senators rejected the president’s blueprint.
It’s the second year in a row the Senate has voted down Obama’s budget.
Obama's 2012 budget failed 97 to 0 last May after Obama himself last April said he wanted deeper deficit cuts.
The White House sought to provide cover for Democrats to vote against the Obama budget resolution before the vote, arguing the resolution offered by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was different from Obama’s budget because it did not include policy report language.
Democrats made the same point on the floor Wednesday in explaining their votes.
Time for Another Name Change, Barry
Dear Mr. President -
And I use the term loosely.
Well, Barry, it's time to start packing for parts unknown. Your
fifteen minutes of horrendously expensive fame are up. It's
over. Your gravy train has finally run out. No more golf at our
expense. No more late night ESPN on taxpayer funded cable. No
more junketing around the world looking for more places to junket
to. No more "I am a rock star/part time world leader." No more
spending all your time dialing for Hollywood dollars. Now you'll
just have to beg them to pay you for some speaking gig. I know,
since you have nothing else to campaign for, you could become an
actor. Clooney could probably get a bit part for you. You could
be a regular on "The View."
No more seeing your arrogant mug on television, on the internet,
on every newspaper and magazine in the country, on every super-
market tabloid, oh wait, tabloids will probably still run stories
about you and yours. And Michelle will be your problem, not
Barry, it's time for another name change. All the voter fraud in
Chicago is not going to save you this time. That fictitious social
security number from Connecticut has to go. And it might be time
to re-register at the Selective Service Board, for real this time. After
all, you did do away with the don't ask, don't tell thing.
Here's the deal Barry, nothing you do is working. All the stunts you
pulled have had no real effect. The five trillion, the college debt
thing, the health thing, the mortgage thing, and now the gay thing;
it is not working.
The Democrats, the sane ones, are tired of you. The Republicans
are sick of you. The rednecks have always been against you. The
Catholics are now against you. The Prostestants are against you,
so are the Hugenots, the Pilgrims, the Puritans and the Calvinists.
The Mormons are against you. The gun and Bible clingers have
always been against you. Through your arrogance, lies, deceit,
fraud and do-nothing-uselessness, you have managed to
alienate every sane group in the country, and around the world.
The way it's going, you won't get enough votes to be elected
dog catcher in Indonesia. Manny Paiquaio, from the Philippines
has even weighed in against you. The Pope is next. Franklin
Graham thinks you are atilt. And now you think you can continue
to lecture this country on the Bible and Theology? Can you read?
America has had enough; of you, of your arrogance, of your
childish, me-first selfishness. All you have done is tear down and
then blame others for what you have destroyed. Anything that
you have not managed to ruin, you take credit for. Have you no
Even the no good, filled with their own hot air, lying, fraudlent,
crooked media can't save your sorry keister this time. So, all
you have left now is ACORN, SEIU and their goon squads.
Your Occupy squatters have fizzled and pooped out. If the goon
squads can cause enough stink at enough voting places, you might
be able to incite some public disorder, some national emergency
which could lead to a Baby Doc thing, you know, "Obama for
Life," dictatorship thing.
Barring that Barry, you might want to have Michelle begin packing
for the move back to Chicago, or Indonesia, or Kenya, or Hawaii,
or Connecticut or where-ever. Tell her to leave the light bulbs and
toilet paper. As John McLaughlin says, BYE - BYE!
As many know there is an open senate seat in Virginia due to the retirement of Senator Jim Webb. Four republicans are vying for the GOP nomination to go up against Tim Kaine, our former governor and former head of the DNC. One of the republicans that is looking for the nod is Delegate Bob Marshall.
Very early yesterday morning (I mean really early, 1:30 AM) the Virginia House of Delegates took some votes for judgeships as the final act of this years activity for the legislator. Most of the judges sailed right through. Except for one, the appointment of Tracy Thorne-Begland has been denied a seat on the Virginia court. Thorne-Begland is a former Navy, currently a prosecutor in the Richmond area, and gay.
He served in the military before President Clinton enacted the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. Thorne-Begland was honorably discharged from the Navy after he questioned the policy of not allowing gays to serve. Honorably discharged. The Navy had no choice at the time to release him from the service as the law was clear, gay people were not allowed to serve. But, he was not stripped of his rank or given a dishonorable discharge. Which the Navy would have been able to do had they wanted to at the time.
Bob Marshall never questioned the qualifications of Thorne-Begland, he only hammered home the fact that Thorne-Begland was a "homosexual activist". There was no other questioning of his qualifications other than being against the now defunct ban on gays in the military. Nothing about his record as a prosecutor. Since it never came up, one would can easily assume that his record is a good one. Marshall questioned whether he can uphold the Virginia's Constitution since our law states that marriage is between one man and one woman. That alone is what disqualified him from the seat on the bench. He has already taken this oath as a prosecutor. There is nothing in his prosecutorial record to suggest that he has not upheld his oath.
One of the biggest problems with this argument is that the court Thorne-Begland would have been serving on would not be answering questions on this issue. It is not a court of record. Meaning that if the decision is appealed, the case is then heard at the next level as it never been heard before. Any decision that is made at this level will have no record. There will be no opinion put in writing. How exactly could one be a "judicial activist" at this level? It would seem to me that Bob Marshall simply doesn't like gay people. Which is fine, he is entitled to his opinion.
But the question has to be asked, can Bob Marshall serve in the U.S. Senate when it is clear that he is willing to discriminate against people simply based on what they do in their bedroom? Mr. Thorne-Begland isn't running around the country being an activist, which then would question his impartiality. He is in Richmond, doing his job and raising a family. You can disapprove of his "lifestyle" all you want, but do you get to say that someone shouldn't have a job that they are otherwise qualified for simply based on sexuality? That is exactly what Delegate Marshall did.
Bob Marshall is not fit to serve in the U.S. Senate if he is this willing to discriminate against someone due to a private and very personal matter. Thorne-Begland deserved a fair hearing for his qualifications for the position. Not the witch hunt that Delegate Marshall allowed the proceeding to turn into. One of the judgeships that sailed through easily was a former delegate who comes from a family of union activists. It seems pretty clear that the only thing Thorne-Begland has against him is what he does in his bedroom. Shame on Delegate Marshall. Not only do I hope that you don't get the nod for the GOP nomination for the senate seat, I hope that your district wakes up and sends you packing when it comes time for your re-election to the House of Delegates in November of 2013. So thanks Delegate Marshall for making all Virginia republicans look as intolerant as you are.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Mitt Romney has the support of George W. Bush.Please bookmark!
“I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush told ABC News this morning as the doors of an elevator closed on him, after he gave a speech on human rights a block from his old home — the White House.
Bush’s endorsement isn’t a surprise, given that Romney is virtually the Republican Party’s nominee. But the 43rd president has been absent from the 2012 campaign and hasn’t made any public comments showing his support for Romney.
Romney did get the formal backing of Bush’s parents, President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, in March.
People who worked in the Bush administration say they doubt the former president will be campaigning for Romney this year. Even in his post-presidential life, Bush still gets a lot of the blame for the poor economy, according to polls, though he has become more popular since leaving office.
Whenever Barry Soetoro went downtown,
we people in Indonesia looked at him;
he was a shyster from sole to crown,
ganja smoker, stubble on his chin.
He was always gay-ly arrayed,
always "me first" when he talked;
but he still fluttered pulses when he said -
"Selamat page," and he wiggled when he walked.
He was poor, he was, and just an organizer,
and admirably schooled in every grace,
we thought he was so much wiser,
and we wished we could be in his place.
So on we worked, we had not seen the light,
stuck in Indonesia, just glad to be a resident;
and Barry Soetoro one calm summer night -
went across the sea to become president.
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a slight edge over President Obama in the race for the White House in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.Please bookmark!
According to the survey, conducted May 11-13, 46 percent of registered voters say they would vote for Romney, while 43 percent say they would opt for Mr. Obama. Romney's slight advantage remains within the poll's margin of error, which is plus or minus four percentage points.
Last month, a CBS News/New York Times poll showed Mr. Obama and Romney locked in a dead heat, with both earning 46 percent support among registered voters. Polls conducted in February and March showed Mr. Obama with an advantage over Romney, while a January poll showed Romney edging out Mr. Obama 47 percent to 45 percent. Another January poll showed the two tied.
Neither candidate, however, has had more than a six-point lead over the other since CBS News/New York Times began conducting head-to-head in polls this January.
Despite recent controversies surrounding issues like same-sex marriage, which Mr. Obama came out in support of last week, the poll indicates that the economy remains the most important issue to voters in the presidential election.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Monday he will not compete in primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted — essentially confirming Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination.Please bookmark!
Mr. Paul said he will continue to work to win delegates in states that have already voted and where the process of delegate-selection is playing out. He said that’s a way to make his voice heard at the Republican nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., in August.
“Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Mr. Paul said. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”
He did encourage his supporters to still turn out and vote.
His decision not to compete for new votes in other states leaves Mr. Romney as the only candidate still actively fighting for voters’ support in the 11 states still to vote. That list includes the biggest prizes on the board — Texas and California.
There is not much in the news or politics as pathetically ignorant and
completely ridiculous as the secular discussion of a theological
Gay marriage? There is no such thing as gay marriage.
And all the semantics, word play and hopey changey will not make
it so. Gay marriage? No such thing. There are simply those men
and women who choose to live outside the limits that God placed
on human relationships at creation.
All of the media coverage, Hollywood movies, actors and self-
important political statements can never make marriage into a
Marriage is a biblical institution. To discuss marriage outside of
the biblical foundation is simply an exercise in the worst sort of
God made man at creation, and God made woman for the man.
Then God said, "A man shall leave his father and mother and be
joined unto his wife and they two shall be one flesh."
Any re-definition of marriage is a man centered, personal rebellion
to the law of God, and of course destined to the junkyard of stupid
There is the idea today that if one has a college degree, is a professor,
a doctor, has a position of prominence in the community, is an
actor in Hollywood, has a lot of money or holds a political office, that
they are somehow qualified to lecture the rest of the hoi polloi on
any issue they see fit.
Too bad the Big Bang Theory did not come with a manual. Oh wait,
there was no big bang, that sound was just a Tyrannosaurus Rex
However, if one truly believes that nothing created everything, and
all we are is animals who crawled up on the beach looking for a
Starbucks and a same sex partner, then I guess the only thing to do
is re-define everything the way we would like it to be.
Personally, I think there should be four strikes in baseball, punting
should be outlawed in football and all hot dogs should be Hebrew
National. But I am not from Indonesia and masquerding as the
Homosexual marriage? No way. It is news today, used to sell
magizines and get votes, but it is just a fairy tale, told by an
idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Coming just days after the French rebuked then-president Sarkozy for supporting strong austerity measures across the board at home and continent wide, Germany's largest state delivered Merkel's Christian Democrats a crushing blow while delivering the Social Democrats and Green coalition a strong victory.
This has political observers worried that Chancellor Merkel's insistence on continent-wide austerity could very well result in her governing coalition losing power in next year's parliamentary elections, due to Europeans tiring of stringent cuts on social spending and limiting entitlements, preferring the governments to "grow their way out of the crisis."
All of this is bad news for Europe's economic crisis, because the leaders pushing for government to become leaner and more responsible are slowly being replaced, while the situation has hardly been resolved and in Greece is still threatening the weak stability of the entire continent's economy.
However, on an ironic note, this turn away from austerity and the possibility of more nations busting could lead investors to return to the United States, that even though we're still embroiled in the great recession, our treasury notes and economy in general is still light years healthier then our European counterparts.
Regardless, the fall of austerity's leaders in Europe is a troubling trend.
What say you?
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Chicago team that day,
the score stood 50 to 42 with one inning left to play.
So when ACORN died at first and SEIU did the same,
a sickly silence fell upon the leftists in the game.
A socialist few got up to go in deep despair, the rest clung
to the hope/change which springs eternal in the human breast;
they thought if only Barry could get a whack at that,
they'd stuff in more false ballots now, with Barry at the bat.
But Rahm let drive a single to the wonderment of all,
Biden, the much despised, tore the cover off the ball.
When the dust had lifted and they saw what had occured,
there was Biden safe on second and Rahm a-huggin' third.
Then from the gladdened commies went up a joyous yell,
it bounded from the mountaintops and rattled down to hell;
it was heard out in Chicago where all the crooks were at -
for Barry, gay marriage Barry, was advancing to the bat.
There was pride in Barry's manner, he stepped into his place;
Arrogance in his bearing and a smirk on Barry's face,
responding to Hollywood's cheers, he grinned and tipped his hat -
no socialist in the crowd could doubt, 'twas Barry at the bat.
The blue states were cheering as he dished out more dirt,
the red states all hissed him as it all stuck to his shirt;
while the flyover states got the vote out trip by trip -
defiance gleamed in Barry's eye, hatred curled his lip.
The votes came in with Barry behind, and in deep despair,
the boys in Chicago were helping but Barry was not there;
coke dust and ganja smoke rose up from the shed,
"not to worry guys," the crooked Rahm Emanuel said.
From the blue states filled with losers came up a sullen roar,
like the beating of the storm waves from an Indonesian shore;
"Stack the ballots, stack the ballots," shouted someone on the sand,
its likely they'd have stacked them, had not Barry raised his hand.
With a grin of villainous treason, poor Barry's visage shone,
he stilled the rising riots, he bade the count go on;
he signaled to the teleprompter, the boring game went on -
Barry wasn't worried yet, he knew which lines were drawn.
"Fraud" yelled the Socialists, the Chicago answered "Fraud,"
One pompous look from Barry and the communists were awed.
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his anger strain;
they knew that Barry was about to pass the blame.
The sneer is gone from Barry's lips, his teeth are clenched in hate,
he calls for cruel violence, but he knows it's getting late.
Now the count is coming in, now it makes the air -
the angry glare from Barry, he thinks it isn't fair --
Oh, somewhere in Indonesia the sun is shining bright,
back here in Chicago, the thugs have just begun to fight;
the tea party is cheering, Republicans begin to shout --
for Barry, that composite Barry, has finally struck out.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
And there went a man from the house of Levi, and took
as his wife a Levite woman. And the woman conceived
and bore a son; and when she saw he was beautiful to
God, she hid him for three months. When she could no
longer hide him, she made for him a basket of bulrushes,
placed the child in it and placed it among the reeds by
the riverbank. And his sister stood at a distance to see
what would be done to him. Exodus 2:1-4; Acts 7:20
Since this is the one Sunday of the year that we celebrate
Mothers, this is a good passage from which to discover
what traits in a Mother that God uses to accomplish His
work in the world.
You are probably familiar with this old testament story.
The children of Israel were captives in Egypt and had
been for several generations. But even in captivity,
"the children of Israel were fruitful and increased
abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceeding mighty
and the land was filled with them."
Historically as has been the case when God's people
begin to gain strength and numbers, un-believing
governments, rulers and kings always decide that the
best way to deal with them is to start killing babies. In
any land where the true God is rejected, it has always
been and is now that the life of the child has always
been deemed expendable by tyrants.
So the king of Egypt commands the midwives that as
they deliver the babies of the children of Israel, if it is
a male, kill him, if it is a daughter, let them live.
But in this case, Jochebed, the mother of Moses, shows
some down to earth qualities of a God-fearing mother
which would insure that the work of God in the world
would continue according to His plan. It is true that
Moses was a great man and did great things for God,
but if it was not for a mother who loved him and
was willing to exchange her life for his, he would have
We hear much about great men in the world, and very
little about the mothers who raised them and taught
them by example and precept,how to live and serve.
There are three qualities in Jochebed, the mother of
Moses which reveal why Moses became and still is
a hero to his people. Perhaps the bottom line message
here is that if men are to do the job of men, they need
gracious, kind and loving mothers to guide them when
they are young.
The first quality of note in Jochebed is faithfulness to
God. Of course she makes the list of faith in Hebrews
chapter eleven. Faithfulness in the life of a mother is
perhaps the one foundation which insures the doing
of all the other qualities necessary to bring up a child
in a Biblical manner. The 137 chapters in the Bible
devoted to the life and exploits of Moses would never
have been possible except for the one paragraph here
devoted to his faithful mother. Faithfulness to God
may well be a mother's greatest virtue.
The next quality which stands out here is courage.
History books are full of men who were strong and
brave and did great things for their country and for
their people. Where did Moses learn that strength?
From his mother. He was never more courageous
than his mother. Funny thing, that this time of year
when we are in the midst of such a ridiculous, evil
version of politics, that we would be praising a
mother for her courage in defying the edict of an
ungodly leader. The truth is, it was the courage of
a mother in defying the political weakness of the
king which saved her son, and set the children of
Israel free from bondage.
Here is a woman whose only duty in life was the
birthing and raising of her children, yet she makes
the hero's list in the old and new testaments, and
was great in the eyes of God. She was not afraid
of the King's law, and she was not afraid of the
King. Suffice it to say that the greatest need in
our country today is godly mothers who are not
afraid to defy culture and politics in order to obey
the one true God.
And of course, if you read the old testament, you
find that Moses, when he was grown, had that
same quality. He was not afraid of the wrath of
the king, and he aquired that trait from his mama.
Last quality of Jochebed is care for her son. You
can read the story, she gave him up to God, cared
for him all the way, and God gave him back to
her to raise. Funny thing, during the time the king
was making an industry of killing babies, the
mother of Moses was raising a son who would
deliver the Jews from this monster of a king.
One more thing, what if she had given up, done
what the king said, taken the easy way and let
Moses be killed. After all, that was the law of
the land. Should she have obeyed it? Should
we? Echoing down through history the answer
is a resounding NO. The law of God always
takes precedence over the law of man,
especially when man's laws stand in violent
opposition to the laws of God.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a
woman who fears the Lord, she shall be
praised. Her children shall rise up and call
her blessed and her husband also. Happy