Clinton Murder Plot Revealed!
And you thought I didn't take things seriously, didn't you?
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"It is not that liberals do not know anything,
it is that they know so many things that are not so." ~ Ronald Reagan
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"It all started with one sorry-looking biscuit.
One day, when Holmes' father and uncle where just boys, they brought a friend home for lunch. The lad, who lived alone with his father, left his own sack lunch with Mrs. Holmes. While he dined on the repast she had prepared, she snuck a peek into the boy's lunch and saw the worst looking biscuit she had ever seen in her life.
Right then and there, Mabel Holmes vowed to figure out a way to reduce the art of biscuit making to a task so simple that even a man could master it. After two years of trial and error, she had come up with a solution and decided to call it Jiffy Mix.
"It made sense," her grandson said. "Quick. Easy. That's it.""
Why are you hiding your Jewish blood? ~ This is a tactic to alienate Jewish voters. Allen is hiding being a Jew because he's ashamed of being a Jew. Because Jews are evil to Republicans. Also, he's hiding his Jewish blood because he wants to remain a stealth-Israeli candidate. In one stroke, Fox can make Jewish voters angry with Allen, and make anti-semites - Isareal-haters - abandon him.
How long have you known about it? ~ Why have you been hiding this, Senator? To fool the voters? This also is a part of that first question. Anti-semites will be suspicious, as will Jewish voters.
Are you ashamed of being a Jew? ~ How does he answer this? "Have you stopped beating your wife?" The implications are many. He hides the 'truth' because he's embarrassed by being a Jew. He's ashamed of being a Jew because Jews aren't people/good/loyal Americans/likely to vote for a self-hating Jew. Go ahead, pick one!
Is your support of Israel because of your Jewishness? ~ Because everybody knows that nobody would support Israel unless they were at least part-Jew. So he must be in the pocket of the pro-Israel Lobby. It can't possibly be because Israel deserves support, can it? No, of course not.
Allen recoiled as if he had been struck. His supporters in the audience booed and hissed. "To be getting into what religion my mother is, I don't think is relevant," Allen said, furiously. "Why is that relevant -- my religion, Jim's religion or the religious beliefs of anyone out there?"
"Honesty, that's all," questioner Fox answered, looking a bit frightened.
"Oh, that's just all? That's just all," the senator mocked, pressing his attack. He directed Fox to "ask questions about issues that really matter to people here in Virginia" and refrain from "making aspersions."
Allen, a Republican seeking re-election in a close race, denounced the reporter's question as "reprehensible" and irrelevant and said he only recently learned that his maternal grandfather was Jewish.
"Whenever we would ask my mother through the years about our family background on her side, the answer always was, 'Who cares about that?'" Allen wrote in the statement.
On Tuesday, Allen said his mother, Henriette "Etty" Allen, grew up in the Christian faith. She is a French-speaking native of Tunisia.
Allen and his siblings also were raised as Christians. He said he became aware only recently that his grandfather, Felix Lumbroso, who had been imprisoned by the Nazis, was Jewish.
"I embrace and take great pride in every aspect of my diverse heritage, including the Lumbroso family line's Jewish heritage, which I learned of from a recent magazine article and my mother confirmed," Allen said in the statement.
In the interest of readership I encourage anyone who has their posts ready early to go ahead and post them. In the next few days 2,996 may (it's all up in the air right now) receive a good bit of publicity. This means more people on the 2,996 site, and more people clicking over to your blog. I see this as a great opportunity for more and more Americans, people, bloggers, whomever, to read about the amazing people we all lost that day.
So go ahead and post your tributes. If you know how, keep them at the top...sticky posts, future dating, whatever your blog trick is. You've already pledged your victim a single day, why not give them a little more?
And, I'd like to once again thank each and every one of your for joining in. I had an idea, that's all. Based on the tributes I've had the honor to read so far, no one will be able to blog on 9/11 without remembering those we pledged to never forget. The research I've witnessed is amazing. Until I started this, I didn't realize how deeply we all still felt the loss of 2,996 innocent people.
If you've read the posts so far, you have some idea of what Gary Lee was like. He was one of two-thousand nine-hundred ninety-six known victims of the 9/11 attacks. Cantor Fitzgerald, the company that Gary worked for, lost over 600 of its employees. These were people with family and friends, co-workers, neighbors and acquaintances. People who were loved, liked, whose presence was enjoyed, jokes laughed at.
Gary Lee was a mentor to some, a friend to many. Imagine the loss, not only to his family, or even to Cantor Fitzgerald, but to his country, of this man who had so much to offer. So many people, with dreams, hopes, problems, loves and hates, and limitless futures, were cut down without warning, slaughtered without mercy, for no other reason than an unreasoning hatred of a Nation, and a People, who believe in Freedom.
"John Wayne had been made a producer at Republic. This was how Herbert Yates, head of the studio, placated his superstar as he watched him being courted by the other studios. James Edward Grant, who now began a long association with Wayne, was to write the screenplay of the first John Wayne production for Republic, he was also to direct it. Gail Russell, a voluptuous young actress with dark hair and an aura of powerful grace played the Quaker girl who converts John Wayne, a gunfighter and criminal, to a peaceable life. She may or may not have converted him to other activities as well. Wayne did not want to play Quirt Evans. He tried to get Gary Cooper and Randolph Scott but they had other commitments, so he had to do it himself.
During the filming of Angel and the Badman , Duke's young co-star developed a full-blown crash on her leading man. Duke tried to help her as he had helped other novices, by being gentle, patient, and kind. He loaned her the down payment on a car while she waited to collect her first check. When he realized she'd fallen in love with him, he asked his secretary, Mary St. John to "set Gail straight. Make sure she understands how I feel, but do it gently," he said. "The poor kid's having a tough time." Within a few months she had recovered from her school girl crush and married someone else. She and Duke remained friends and they co-starred in Wake of the Red Witch in 1949. She was a raven-haired beauty whose fragile appearance mirrored an even more fragile psyche. She started every day's shooting weak with terror, throwing up in her dressing room before appearing on the set. Like many other performers over-whelmed by stage fright, Russell began to find courage in a bottle.
John Wayne's wife at the time was, Esperanza "Chata" Bauer, a former Mexican actress. She convinced herself that Duke and Russell were having an affair. The night the film Angel and the Badman wrapped there was the usual party for cast and crew, and Duke came home very late. Chata was in a drunken rage by the time he arrived, and she attempted to shoot him as he walked through the front door. As the bullet whizzed past his head he suddenly saw Chata as she really was, not as he'd hoped she'd be. Instead of marrying the heroine of his romantic fantasies, he realized he'd married the woman whom Ray Milland had labeled, "a Mexican whore."
The next day Chata begged him to forgive her. She swore she would change, stop drinking, and start acting like a real wife. She spent the following week weeping and moping around the house. Duke was helpless in the face of all those tears, so he agreed to a reconciliation. Chata kept her promise as long as she could. Then her old habits reasserted themselves and she began to drink heavily with her mother, who lived with them. Duke banished Chata's mother to Mexico, sobered his wife up, and asked for a divorce. Chata turned on the tears again. Now the marriage had a pattern, one Duke couldn't seem to break. Chata would go on a binge, she and Duke would fight, they'd make up, and Chata would celebrate their reconciliation by having a few drinks and then a few more, and the whole cycle would begin again.
Like so many of his pictures Wake of the Red Witch had off-screen implications even more dramatic than the film story. When Chata found out that his co-star was once again to be Gail Russell, one can imagine that the stormy seas on the home front matched or exceeded those threatening the ship Red Witch on the screen. Looking at Miss Russell's delicate beauty, it is easy to believe that in the story she becomes fatally ill and welcomes death as a release from a tormented marriage. It is not as easy to accept that, in real life, she was even then caught in the throes of personal uncertainties and demons that would lead to her death from alcoholism in 1961."
"I have to share these “funniest analogies” with you. They came in an e-mail from my sister. She got them from a cousin, who got them from a friend, who got them from… so they are circulating around. My apologies if you have already seen them."
1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a ThighMaster.
3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
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Howard (Barry) Kirschbaum, age 53, a resident of New York, N.Y., will be honored by El Rider at the blog Flying Debris.
There will be more to come. But every name will be honored. It took exactly 90 days, and more hours than I’d care to count–and not just from me.
But for tonight I’ll take this victory and sleep well.
"These critics of current conflicts, however, rarely refer to the example of World War II; surely one of the most outrageously disproportional conflicts in all human history. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and killed 3,000 Americans, virtually all of them military personnel; in the US response, some 3 million Japanese lost their lives, more than 500,000 of them civilians. In their surprise attack on Hawaii, the Japanese easily could have devastated the unprotected population of Honolulu but they pointedly avoided doing so, while the United States ended the war with atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that claimed mostly civilians, as well as the even more devastating fire-bombing of Tokyo (that destroyed sixteen square miles of the city, with one fourth of its buildings, leaving at least 100,000 dead and more than a million homeless). By contrast, the Japanese never succeeded in inflicting any civilian casualties on American victims on American soil. The comparative death toll of noncombatantss on native ground, in other words, stands at 500,000 to zero."
'Labor Day marks the end of summer and the official start of the political campaign season. 2006 may be a watershed moment in American politics. While all the conventional wisdom that predicted doom and gloom in 2002 and 2004 was wrong, who knows? The punditocracy might get it right this time and we find ourselves dealing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the defeaticrats in charge of the legislative portion of the federal government for the final two years of the Bush presidency.'In his post, Playing at a Polling Place Near You: "Revenge of the Peace Fascists" he takes us for a short, appalling look at nasty happenings during the last few elections and warns of why they may happen again.
"Two weeks ago on my own blog, At Home in Hespeler, I put up a plea for donations to my Terry Fox Run on September 17th. That plea generated 1 donation, and 1 link from the blogosphere. That link generated one more donation, for a total donations from Conservative Bloggers who visit my site and Blue Blogging Soapbox $120. Later, Blue Blogging Soapbox put up a $500 challenge to his readers, to a great yawn."
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