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Dog For Free

Posted by ginnypub on March 25, 2009

Free to good home. Excellent guard dog.

Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more drug dealers, thieves, murderers, or child molesters left in the neighborhood for him to eat.

He’s known as ‘Holy Shit.’

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H/T: Cousin DoHickey in Texas

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Punch Drunk Love

Posted by ginnypub on March 24, 2009

I never could understand how feeling paranoid and hungry felt “good”. Those are some of the main reasons I wasn’t a pot (whoops, sorry, Jenny, “Mom, it’s called weed now”) smoker.

Another reason was the inability to control hysterical laughter at inappropriate times. An orphanage just burned to the ground and 150 children were burned alive. Whaaat? Whoo ha ha ha, snort, hee hee ha ha. That’s terribl…whahahahaha.

Finally, I’ve always thought that a big, stupid, uncontrollable Mr. Ed-sized smile makes one look like a blithering idiot.

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September 10, 2001

Posted by ginnypub on March 24, 2009

On November 20, 2008, 52.9% of the American electorate voted like it was September 10, 2001.

Here’s a reminder of why that was a mistake.

H/T: Roadster

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Cougar Barbie

Posted by ginnypub on March 23, 2009

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Chavez-Soetoro BFF

Posted by ginnypub on March 23, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE52L19G20090322

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The Jerk Goes To Washington

Posted by ginnypub on March 23, 2009

Once upon a time there was a child who grew up in a loving family, but felt that he, somehow, didn’t fit in.

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When he had grown up, he moved to the Big City. There he met a man who made him rich and famous.

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He bought some Greek columns with some of his riches.

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Along the way, he took up with some shady characters

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And found his “Special Purpose”

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But he soon found out that he was in over his head and lost all his riches

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Because he wasn’t smart enough to learn this:

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**Breaking-Bush Admin Emails-AIG

Posted by ginnypub on March 20, 2009

Fox Business and Fox News are reporting that they have obtained 5 emails through the FOIA between the Bush Administration and AIG concerning executive bonuses.

In a Nov. 5 e-mail to a Treasury and Federal Reserve officials, an outside attorney working on the transaction wrote, “We indicated that UST (United States Treasury) … wants to put in place a limitation on annual bonuses that assure that (AIG: 1.2104, -0.3796, -23.87%) executives/employees will not be enriched out of TARP funds.”

But the e-mail indicates AIG officials pushed back on the proposal. In a section of the e-mail discussing proposed limits on severance packages for AIG employees, the attorney wrote, “They were slack jawed at the idea of imposing the restriction throughout the entire population, especially worldwide.” AIG proposed that Treasury apply such limits “to a class of partners and senior partners (700).”

At another spot in the e-mail, the attorney said about AIG executives, “They will think about ways to deal with the ‘no enrichment’ point. In this connection they again raised the size of the applicable group and kept coming back to ‘700’ as a meaningful, and possibly workable, group for limitations.”

The e-mail also indicates that in their deliberations, government officials were concerned about the effect of compensation on recruiting and retaining AIG employees.

“We also indicated that all parties understand that the restrictions must be designed so that the business can be operated in a reasonable way, including in terms of recruitment and retention of employees,” the attorney wrote in the e-mail.

A key argument in AIG’s defense of its bonus practices has been that bonuses are needed to recruit and retain key employees.

A Treasury official in the department’s general counsel office, Stephen Albrecht, wrote in response to the attorney’s e-mail, “See below. Looks like AIG has some creative thinking to do, but we’ll need to decide to what extent we’re willing to bend.”

Government officials eventually decided to restrict compensation at AIG to just the top 75 company executives. The Treasury agreed to invest $40 billion into AIG.

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Happy Norouz!

Posted by ginnypub on March 20, 2009

It’s that time of year again!

The U.S. Congress is considering a first-of-its kind resolution that congratulates Iranians and Iranian-Americans on the Norouz holiday.

Representative Mike Honda (Democrat-California), who represents voters in a northern California district, authored the resolution, which reads: “[To recognize] the cultural and historical significance of Norouz, expressing appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society, and wishing Iranian Americans and the people of Iran a prosperous new year.”

Good News Here from the National Iranian American Council (An Iranian American Voice in Washington, D.C.)!

Washington DC – Transcripts of National Iranian American Council and the New America Foundation’s conference on US-Iran relations on February 14, 2007 on Capitol Hill are now available online. The conference, titled “US-Iran relations: collision, stand-off, or convergence?” featured numerous high-power speakers, including Professor Francis Fukuyama, Congresswoman Jane Harman, Colonel Larry Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff, Flynt Leverett of the New America Foundation, Bruno Pellaud, former deputy chief of safe guards at the IAEA, Daniel Levy, former advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Trita Parsi, President of NIAC. The conference tackled several aspects of the ongoing US-Iran debate, including the imperative of reducing US-Iran tensions in order to aid Iran’s internal pro-democracy forces, the superiority of inspections versus suspension as a non-proliferation tool, and previously undisclosed details about the May 2003 Iranian negotiation offer to the US.

 

The conference, part of NIAC’s US-Iran Policy Program, was sponsored by the Colombe Foundation, Kenbe Foundation, Open Society Institute, Ploughshares Fund, and Pluralism Fund. Through the US-Iran Policy Program, NIAC will hold two such conferences on Capitol Hill per year, in addition to several Congressional Breakfasts and Staff briefings.

 

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Multiple Orgasms

Posted by ginnypub on March 19, 2009

I was cooking dinner today and suddenly this sound started outside. It was so loud, I could hear it through brick walls. “Oh, oh, ooh, oh God…”

I ran outside to see which neighbors were having sex on my lawn. No one.

Then I noticed it was multiple voices, growing louder, coming from the North, maybe up I95.

Oh, oh, ooh, ooh, oh God! Oh, ooh, right there! Oooh, oooh, Oh God! YES! YES! YES!

Stumped, I went back inside and flipped on Fox News.

NOW, I understand…

“Lawmakers impose a 90 percent tax on executive bonuses”

Pelosi flushed from 90% tax hike orgasm. God Bless America!

Pelosi flushed from 90% tax hike orgasm. God Bless America!

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The World’s Most Dangerous City

Posted by ginnypub on March 19, 2009

Those of us who have followed the blogs from Iraq written by Iraqis and members of the U.S. Armed Forces were not surprised by Charlie Gibson’s recent report on Iraq.

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What was STUNNING, however, was to see it reported from one of the alphabet networks. The evening news anchors have been a self-appointed panel of  judges and assassins of Pres. George W. Bush’s character, judgement and competence  for the past 7 years.

“Is this a war about oil?” “Where is U.N. approval?” “Is Iraq a quagmire?” “Does Pres. Bush get it?” “Is the surge a failure?” “Is hope for democracy dead in Iraq?”

Night after night, they beat the man down until his popularity hit rock bottom and truth was lost in a Hegelian blur.

The majority of Iraqis did not share the sentiments of the alphabet anchors.

Any hint of journalistic integrity evaporated when the alphabet anchors became the self-appointed press corps for presidential candidate Sen. Barry Soetoro (D-IL). He had won his first election in Chicago by having his opponets removed from the ballot on a “technicality”. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his character, they never even questioned it. He has a long-standing personal relationship with domestic terrorists. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his judgement, they never even questioned it. He condemned the Bush/Petraeus “surge” strategy in Iraq as a “complete failure” and called for surrender and defeat. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his competence, they never even questioned it.

While Iraqis celebrated their new freedom born out of the democracy fertilized with the blood of Americans, Iraqis and their allies, the alphabet anchors celebrated a new “visionary”. “Intelligent”, “Curious”, “Honest”-they proclaimed of this community organizer from Chicago; this mystery man with no medical records, no academic records and no birth records; this man calling himself Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.; this man who was known as Barry Soetoro on a school report card.

Barry Soetoro was sworn in 44th President of the United States of America on 20Jan09. He selected George Mitchell as Envoy to the Middle East.

But turning to Iraq, Mitchell first suggested that W’s decision on troop levels in Iraq will be driven not by the national security interests of the United States but by pure politics, stating: “I don’t think they [the Bush administration] can go into the next general election in the United States in November of 2006 with the status quo so I think you’re going to see significant troop withdrawals.” George Mitchell, Today Show

Suppose Barry Soetoro had been in office as the 43rd president. How might conditions be different in the Middle East today? How much strength and power would al-Qaeda, Saddam Hussein and Usama bin Laden have over the region?

Let’s go back in time to another century, another decade, when the same players and the same policies were in control. It really wasn’t that long ago.

In December 1992, U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced that the United States would provide the backbone of a multinational military force to secure supply lines and deliver food to the starving in Somalia. “America must act,” Bush said.

Pres. William Clinton was inaugurated on 20Jan93.

Pres. Clinton’s plan was for a “lasting solution” in Somalia. His administration would carry out this lasting solution by expanding the mandate of U.N. involvement. U.N. Resolution 814 was passed. With almost no planning, the U.N. Security Council broadened the peacekeepers’ mandate from securing relief operations to “the rehabilitation of the political institutions and economy of Somalia.” On 03Oct93, Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison decided that a good idea for a Special Ops mission would be to send a small force into a hornet’s nest of supporters of Warlord Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed’s Somali National Alliance in the Bakara Market area of Mogadishu in BROAD DAYLIGHT to capture guerilla loyalists of Aideed.

The Clinton administration strongly supported this more aggressive stance. Madeleine Albright, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the goal was “nothing less than the restoration of an entire country.” Most of the U.S. Military personnel were withdrawn.

 

  

 

On 03Oct93, members of the U.S. military faced forces linked to Usama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist organization  for the first time. They were outnumbered 10 to 1.

The U.S. was defeated. America lost 19 warriors and 2 Blackhawks. Something equally as precious as those lives was lost on that day, too.

“Where was this false courage of yours when the explosion in Beirut took place in 1983? And where was this courage of yours when two explosions made you leave Aden in less than twenty-four hours! But your most disgraceful case was in Somalia; where – after vigorous propaganda about the power of the United States and its post-cold war leadership of the new world order – you moved tens of thousands of an international force, including 28,000 American soldiers, into Somalia. However, when tens of your soldiers were killed in minor battles and one American pilot was dragged in the streets of Mogadishu you left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you…. You have been disgraced by Allah and you withdrew. The extent of your impotence and weakness became very clear.”  Usama bin Laden

What has become of Mogadishu, Somalia and its people?

Mogadishu has been wracked with internal unrest ever since. The city received renewed international attention when the Islamic Courts Union claimed control over the city, only to be pushed back by Ethiopian forces. Today, while nominally governed by the UN-sanctioned Transitional Federal Government and policed by forces from the African Union, Mogadshu remains the scene of running gun battles between rival militias and tribal factions, as well as Islamic insurgents seeking to eject AU forces.  Over a million of the city’s residents have reportedly been displaced, with tens of thousands fleeing the “city of death” altogether.

Today, Mogadishu, Somalia is the most dangerous city in the world.

And every year since 1993, Somalis have celebrated “The Day of the Rangers” on October 3rd, the day America was defeated.

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