Posts Tagged ‘celebrations’
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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Posted by ginnypub on February 14, 2009
When Conservatives were trying to get the Barry Soetoro-controlled media to report on his illegal campaign contributions from Islamic serial mass murderers Hamas during the 2008 presidential election, Barry’s Cerberus Squad focused its attention on something really morally repugnant. Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) had been given (GASP!) $150,000 in clothes from the RNC! The Chicago Tribune, AP, The Washington Post, CBS Evening News, ETC. ad nauseam, with FOLLOW UPS continuing even AFTER the election.
Feb 14 03:50 AM US/Eastern
By MARK THIESSEN
Associated Press Writer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s favorite consignment shop has been forced to change its name after she brought the trendy, upscale Anchorage boutique unintended legal problems during last year’s presidential campaign.
Out of the Closet owner Ellen Arvold said she was served a cease-and-desist letter by a Los Angeles-based chain of thrift stores with the same name—same trademarked name, it turned out—after Palin mentioned her store in an interview.
Rather than fight, Arvold agreed to change the name to Second Run. The change is effective Saturday, the store’s fifth anniversary.
“We don’t have the resources to fight,” Arvold said. “We just decided to change the name. We really had no choice legally.”
In an interview with Fox News in October, she said she was a frugal shopper and her favorite shop was “a consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska, called Out of the Closet.”
Ged Kenslea, spokesman for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the owner and operator of the Out of the Closet thrift store chain, said if it weren’t for Palin, the duplicative name “wouldn’t have landed on the radar.”
“We’ve invested a lot of time, energy and money or resources branding Out of the Closet, tied specifically to our HIV/AIDS mission to provide care and advocacy regardless of a patient’s ability to pay,” Kenslea said. “She was very gracious and agreed to change the name of her store.”
As for Palin’s high priced wardrobe, the Republican National Committee has said it would be donated to charity. Neither Palin nor RNC officials immediately responded to interview requests on Friday. (As God is my witness, I didn’t make this up.)
If the campaign duds haven’t been distributed yet, Kenslea said the charity would be happy to take them.
I, for one, am pleased that Ellen chose to do the morally correct thing, and not give cross-dressers in San Francisco a bad name.
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Posted by ginnypub on January 28, 2009
Community Organizer in Chief Barry Soetoro promises the residents living in the slums of Chicago’s Southside that he would “fix” their housing problems. He and his slum lord partner profitted. Housing got worse. In return for his selfless generosity, the residents gave him votes. It was all about Barry.
Barry visited his impoverished relatives and villagers in Kenya where his (alleged) father grew up. He was doing research for a book about himself . He promised to always be there for them and help them. After he made a killing off his book, he moved his American family into this home with the help of his slum lord friend, Tony Rezko, who, unlike Barry, kept his word in the ongoing quid pro quo. It was all about Barry.
Barry’s Kenyan grandmother Sarah confidently told reporters before his visit: “When he comes down here, he will change the face of the school and, believe me, our poverty in Kogelo will be a thing of the past.” She doesn’t know it’s all about him.
Barry promised the people of the United States of America that he would give tax breaks to the “forgotten middle class” and “not really” welfare checks to those who don’t pay federal income taxes. In return for his promises, the American people loaned him this house.
A trail of broken promises led Barry here. It’s all about him.
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Posted by ginnypub on January 26, 2009
There is a radical sector of the Democrat Party that doesn’t blame the U.S., Christianity, Capitalism or Israel for famines, volcanic eruptions and Islamic serial mass murder. They are so radical in fact, that they actually believe in homeland security and fiscal responsibility. They are called Blue Dogs.
In 2008 another radical came to the national stage, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska). Gov. Palin, a Christian Conservative, showed the “Progressive” (Mao/Lenin/Marx wing) Democrats what the true definition of a “feminist” is:
She knows guns aren’t toys when she’s out with the boys.
While Rev. Wright blew hate, she was running a state.
She can bring home the bacon; fry it up in a pan.
And 5 children later, never, ever let Todd Palin forget he’s a man.
Now, in an act of completely disregarding aristocratic entitlement, Gov. Paterson of NY (of the Dirty Dog Democrats), has smeared NY Senate hopeful, Caroline Kennedy (from the Killer Dog Democrats) and chosen a real live feminist Blue Dog Democrat, Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Sen. Hillary Clinton (of the Lying Dog Democrats).
In keeping with the precedent of sliming independent thinking women, the “Progressive” Democrats have already started giving Sen. Gillibrand the Hillary/Sarah treatment of smearing, lying and rumor mongering.
Gov. Palin started the “you can’t touch this” precedent. Here’s hoping Sen. Gillibrand follows it.
Even a blind man can see that a strong, independent minded woman beats a pansy “progressive” any day of the week.
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Posted by ginnypub on January 23, 2009
Hooray! The new progressive President of the United States of America, Barry Soetoro has ended that little annoying War on Terror.
Dana Priest announced this news today in the Washington Post. For those of you not familiar with Dana Priest, here’s some background.
She’s the won who originally put the words “war on terror” in quotes. She’s the one who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing detention facilities on the soil of America’s allies which house innocent suicide bombing freedom fighters, arrested by the CIA of the Imperialist, terrorist United States of America. Possibly causing the torture, decapitation or murder of countless Americans and American allies by exposing classified intelligence information to the innocent jihadis is of no consequence to Mzzzz Priest because these supporters of the Bush doctrine of murdering imperialism are expendable.
Her husband is Bill Goodfellow of The Center for International Policy. For those of you not familiar with the CIP, it was founded by a group of old hippies who spit on Vietnam vets, Commies and Black Panthers. Today it’s a group of old and new Commies, tree-hugging radicals and terrorism apologists that push toward a one-world Communist government.
By Dana Priest
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 23, 2009; Page A01
President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the “war on terror,” as President George W. Bush had defined it,
signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.
Key components of the secret structure developed under Bush are being swept away: The military’s Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility, where the rights of habeas corpus and due process had been denied detainees, will close, and the CIA is now prohibited from maintaining its own overseas prisons. And in a broad swipe at the Bush administration’s lawyers, Obama nullified every legal order and opinion on interrogations issued by any lawyer in the executive branch after Sept. 11, 2001.
It was a swift and sudden end to an era that was slowly drawing to a close anyway, as public sentiment grew against perceived abuses of government power. The feisty debate over the tactics employed against al-Qaeda began more than six years ago as whispers among confidants with access to the nation’s most tightly held secrets. At the time, there was consensus in Congress and among the public that the United States would be attacked again and that government should do what was necessary to thwart the threat.Over the next 2 1/2 years, as Democrats gained power in Congress, as the violence in Iraq sapped public support for the president and as the fear of another terrorist attack receded, the debate over secret prisons, renditions and harsh interrogations grew louder. Presidential candidates felt comfortable to include these sensitive subjects in the debate on the efficiency of Bush’s war against terrorists, and even on the notion that it was still a war.
During his campaign and again in his inaugural address Tuesday, Obama used a different lexicon to describe operations to defeat terrorists. “As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals,” he said. “. . . And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.”
Who won “Bush’s war on terror”, Mz. Priest?
More importantly, who will win Barry’s “operations to defeat terrorists”; fought with a “stronger spirit” rather than a bunker-busting bomb?
We shall see.
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Posted by ginnypub on January 22, 2009
In the category of Obamamania,
For the award “Having the most shit for brains”, the nominees are:
Susan Sarandon. “He is a community organizer like Jesus was. And now, we’re a community and he can organize us.”
Alan Cumming. “He’s like Gandhi or something, he’s got that powerful, soulful thing in him.”
Jeffrey Ross. “I got the chills literally and figuratively,” he said. “I was hanging off a ledge on a stairway. Some cop made me move.”
Anne Hathaway. “I was there at the Mall. [It was] the feeling of millions of people all there sending positive energy and having hope together.”
Wendie Malick. “I was so happy I made it through [Inauguration] without wimping out. You really did feel like you were part of a transformational moment.”
Ellen Burstyn. “It’s the end of a shameful history of our relationship to African-Americans.”
Philip Block. “I went from the bed to the couch. I didn’t want to be cold and uncomfortable. I knew it would be a tearful moment and I didn’t want my tears to freeze.”
Unknown Delinquent CitiBank Caller. “We not rich like y’all. That’s one thing y’all gonna have to understand. But one day, this year, we will be because we have Barack Obama.”
And the award goes to……
UNKNOWN DELINQUENT CITIBANK CALLER!!
Let’s listen now to the winning entry in its entirety.
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Unkown Delinquent Citibank Caller, please come forward to accept your award!!
(whisper, whisper) Huh? (whisper)
Ahem. Unknown Delinquent Citibank Caller wasn’t able to be here tonight because, unfortunately, her car was repossessed and her Stimulus Check had not arrived as of this evening. I would like to take this time to proudly accept this award on behalf of Unknown Delinquent Citibank Caller!!
HAT TIP: Ace of Spades
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Posted by ginnypub on January 21, 2009
I could hardly wait to get to Virginia Beach today so I could put a toe in the Atlantic Ocean with its new and improved lower level. At first I was disappointed that the Atlantic was at the same level it was on Jan. 19th, but then it occurred to me (smack forehead), it probably started in the Pacific and just hasn’t reached the East Coast yet.
When I got home, I hurriedly switched on the TV, in hopes of catching endless reruns of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. My hopes were dashed when I saw that the National Prayer Service was being broadcast live. What the hell is this (throwing arms in the air), I shouted at the television screen, a theocracy?! My new president promised hope and change, not a bunch of Christian fanatics, like the last administration!
Well, I don’t mind telling you that I was more than just a little relieved when I listened to the selected speakers (wiping forehead, sighing).
Western Democracy Demonization Theology was well represented by the great theologian Sharon Watkins.
Communist Superiority Theology was well represented by the great theologian Jim Wallis.
Beat Down Whitey Theology was well represented by Otis Moss.
Suicide Bomber Theology was well represented by the great theologian Ingrid Mattson.
I’m not ashamed to admit to more than (quivering lower lip) just a few tears of thankfulness at the sight of these Disciples praying to our Lord and Savior, Barry Soetoro. Praise be his name (whatever his real name might be, which is so not important). Let us not forget that the disgustingly intolerant “God” the far-right evangelical whack-o crowd worships also goes by several different names; Yahweh, Jehovah.
Tee hee (girlish giggle). Our savior, at one point, so overcome by the adulation, accidently placed a hand over his heart during the singing of the anthem of oppression, intolerance and white supremacy, the National Anthem of the United States of KKK. From the look on the blessed Michelle’s face, I bet he really got it when he got home….tee hee, how cute are they?
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Posted by ginnypub on January 19, 2009
The community represents “so many people who have been forgotten,” Obama said. “Washington hasn’t been listening to you and hasn’t been paying attention to you.” BRISTOL, Va
“If you give me that opportunity, if you give me that chance, I will fight for you every single day,‘’ he pledged. “I’ll wake up every day in that White House thinking about those people in Martinsville.‘’
“I’m not saying that every job is going to come back to Martinsville just because I’m elected president,” Obama said in a town hall-style meeting at Patrick Henry Community College’s Virginia Motorsports Technology Center. “I’m not saying that suddenly all of the schools are going to be fixed. But what I can do is I can say that I’m going to wake up every day thinking about you and thinking about how to make your life a little bit better.”
The price tag for President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration gala is expected to break records, with some estimates reaching as high as $150 million. Despite the bleak economy, however, Democrats who called on President George W. Bush to be frugal four years ago are issuing no such demands now that an inaugural weekend of rock concerts and star-studded parties has begun.
In 2005, Reps. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and Jim McDermott, D-Wash., asked Bush to show a little less pomp and be a little more circumspect at his party.
“President Roosevelt held his 1945 inaugural at the White House, making a short speech and serving guests cold chicken salad and plain pound cake,” the two lawmakers wrote in a letter. “During World War I, President Wilson did not have any parties at his 1917 inaugural, saying that such festivities would be undignified.”
The thinking was that, with the nation at war, excessive celebration was inappropriate. Four years later, the nation is still at war. Unemployment has risen sharply. And Obama pressed Congress to release the second half of a $700 billion bailout package in hopes of rescuing a faltering banking industry.
Obama’s inauguration committee says it is mindful of the times and is not worried people will see the four days of festivities as excessive.
“That is probably not the way the country is going to be looking at it,” said committee spokeswoman Linda Douglass. “It is not a celebration of an election. It is a celebration of our common values.”
Douglass said the campaign sought to keep costs down by having the same decorations at each of the 10 balls, eliminating floral arrangements and negotiating prices on food.
Parrr-tay!! Whoo Hoo!!
Mr. President, remember us? Are you still thinking about us, like you promised?
Huh, whu.., who? Oh, it’s you. Stop trying to crash my celebration of our common values and go back to clinging to your guns and religion, you ignorant hicks! Here, take this plate of arugula with you. That should should tide you over and it was blocking my access to the Baluga caviar.
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Posted by ginnypub on January 18, 2009
President George W. Bush has declared today, 18Jan09, “Sanctity of Human Life Day”.
I am going to use this special occasion to set aside feelings of disappointment I’ve had toward the man recently over bail-outs and reflect upon how the president has championed the human rights of all humans. It is appropriate that the day after, we will celebrate the life of a great Republican, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both men stood tall and strong against Congressional Democrats and public opinion and championed equal rights for all. Some people no longer remember and children are no longer taught in school that the liberal press and liberal Democrats who so loathe and despise President George W. Bush also loathed and despised Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The liberal media is so powerful at controlling information and re-writing history, that today race-separatists groups are referred to as “right wing”.
It is heartbreakingly ironic that two days after we celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Day the country will witness the inauguration of Barry Soetoro. A man who is such an ardent proponent of abortion that he refuses to call a living, breathing survivor of a partial birth abortion procedure a “child”. The first, perhaps only time he took to the floor of the Illinois Congress was to argue against providing life-saving medical service to these “nonhumans”.
All human life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world. We also underscore our dedication to heeding this message of conscience by speaking up for the weak and voiceless among us.
The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My Administration has been committed to building a culture of life by vigorously promoting adoption and parental notification laws, opposing Federal funding for abortions overseas, encouraging teen abstinence, and funding crisis pregnancy programs. In 2002, I was honored to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which extends legal protection to children who survive an abortion attempt. I signed legislation in 2003 to ban the cruel practice of partial-birth abortion, and that law represents our commitment to building a culture of life in America. Also, I was proud to sign the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, which allows authorities to charge a person who causes death or injury to a child in the womb with a separate offense in addition to any charges relating to the mother.
America is a caring Nation, and our values should guide us as we harness the gifts of science. In our zeal for new treatments and cures, we must never abandon our fundamental morals. We can achieve the great breakthroughs we all seek with reverence for the gift of life.
The sanctity of life is written in the hearts of all men and women. On this day and throughout the year, we aspire to build a society in which every child is welcome in life and protected in law. We also encourage more of our fellow Americans to join our just and noble cause. History tells us that with a cause rooted in our deepest principles and appealing to the best instincts of our citizens, we will prevail.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 18, 2009, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
GEORGE W. BUSH
While President George W. Bush was appointing the first black woman as Secretary of State to replace the first black man, whom he also appointed and working to bring the same school choices to poor black families as rich white families have, where was Barry Soetoro? He was sitting in a building listening to a man preaching a “theology” that was founded by a man who based this “theology” on his admiration for the murderous Sandinista. He was listening to a man preach vile, cruel and angry race separatism and anti-Americanism; a man who had Hamas literature in the lobby of his “church”; a man so beloved and admired by Barry Soetoro that he chose him as officiant at his wedding and baptisms of his children; a man he chose to honor by writing a book about one of his radical race separatist “sermons”.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”2
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
President-elect, Barry Soetoro, you were elected because of the color of your skin. Will history judge you by the content of your character?
I HOPE SO.
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Posted by ginnypub on January 16, 2009
How does your garden grow?
With Raging Commies…
And anti-Semitic mommies…
And Military haters…
All in a row…
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