Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day and Semper Fi!

Dedicated to a wonderful columnist Laura B. Armstrong.

The history of the Marine Corps is unique and glorious, predating even the birth of our nation. The first official Marines were commissioned by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.

The oath of a Marine:

I (state your name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

Deck of Cards

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cindy McCain should be ashamed!

Well, I can't believe it. Cindy McCain has released her tax returns from 2006 and she earned approximately $6 million dollars. Talk about filthy rich. What's up with that?

How could she possibly show her face in public and not be ashamed of her excess? I'm sure that wealth was earned by enslaving blue collar workers! Give me a break, please don't give me that tired excuse that she has created jobs for American workers and probably provided benefits to those said workers, including health care, that excuse is getting a little old! Americans don't need jobs, they don't need to work when the Democrats will provide all their needs!

Oh and don't even give me that line that Cindy McCain is a philanthropist and adopted a child from Bangladesh! John and Cindy's youngest daughter was adopted from an orphanage run by Mother Teresa. Bridget was 10 weeks old when Cindy first met her while doing humanitarian relief work in Bangladesh. She probably adopted that baby just to have a tax exemption!

Oh and don't forget her charity work, doesn't she know that works don't get you into heaven? She must not because she has worked tirelessly in her life for several causes. One of those organizations is the American Voluntary Medical team that provided emergency and surgical care to children throughout the world. Earth to Cindy, Republicans can't get into heaven!

Does she think she's Princess Diana? She has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the HALO Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to land mine removal and weapons destruction in war-torn countries. Come on Cindy, you really expect us to believe that a capitalist loving American really cares about land mines? If you did, you would cough up some serious cash to remove all land mines around the world! Put your money where your mouth is for a change.

I suppose she believes we think she cares about children with cleft pallets too? Cindy also serves on the Board of Directors for Operation Smile. This is a non-profit organization whose mission is to repair cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities for children around the world. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided free re constructive surgery to more than 100,000 children and young adults in 25 countries. Come on Cindy, you know you have enough moolah to feed the starving children in this country!

When will those greedy Republicans quit investing in businesses that provide jobs for workers, investing in the stock market that supports jobs for Americans, placing their money in the bank to make interest so that when average Joe's go to the bank to borrow money there is money to borrow and just pass out the cash to the needy! No need to reinvest and create more wealth! Are you trying to create a plutocracy? We all know that when the money is exhausted, the needy of the world will just move to another planet and milk the wealthy inhabitants of that planet like a leech. I just don't understand why they don't get it!

Keep the masses enslaved! If you allow the masses to ever believe that they might be able to create something out of their lives and be productive, why would they need the Federal Government? Dumb them down, make them believe that they can't make it own their own and the only way they can exist is for the government to provide their every need.

Cindy McCain, you should be ashamed of yourself! Your dad must not have sent you the memo! Hard work, compassion for others and success are not to be rewarded!

(For those of you that believe for one minute that I was serious, you need to loosen up a little. This is entirely satire! Cindy McCain apparently from what I have researched is a business woman with tremendous success! A woman you say? I thought that women couldn't succeed? She must not have gotten the memo about the glass ceiling either! I say good for you, I'm not jealous, I am proud of you and your accomplishments! Don't be ashamed, continue to support capitalism, we need you! VN8)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day Video

Atlas Shrugged

I've had this book recommended to me for a while now and I'm planning on starting it on vacation. Maybe some of you may have already read this novel. I find the books subject matter to be relevant at this time even though it is fiction because I believe we are on a precipice.

The theory of the "looters" and "moochers" within the book are fascinating to me. Apparently the "looters" (government officials) confiscate the earnings of others "at the point of a gun". The "moochers" claim the earnings of others because they are needy and unable to earn for themselves.

Sound familiar? What would happen if the leaders and innovators of the world stopped carrying civilization on its shoulders? Thoughts to ponder.

Redistribution of wealth does not work, it will collapse society as we know it.

When researching the topic of "redistribution of wealth" I located the following:

Unnoticed by most Americans this week, the Obama/Hagel GLOBAL POVERTY ACT was quickly approved by a senate committee and cleared for the next step, debate in a democrat-controlled senate.

The GLOBAL POVERTY ACT is unique in its breathtaking scope. It is not foreign-aid. The Act will require the President and Congress to set aside .07% of the annual gross national product - our GNP - to be distributed around the globe to relieve poverty at a cost of about $800 billion dollars annually to taxpayers. It is Barack Obama’s response to the call of the Bali Global Warming Conference for a global carbon tax; a blatant redistribution of the planet’s wealth to the “powerless”.

Coupled with his riveting stump speeches which generate huge emotional reactions from his equally huge audiences - speeches which literally call for a redistribution of wealth right here at home as well - Barack Obama’s sponsorship of the GLOBAL POVERTY ACT gives us a chilling preview of an Obama presidency.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas cites Atlas Shrugged among his favorite novels.

(I welcome your thoughts. VN8)

Icahn Says Obama Would Be `Terrible' U.S. President

May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Barack Obama would be a ``terrible'' U.S. president whose election would bring higher interest rates and a loss of international confidence in the dollar.

``I don't normally get involved in politics, but this time I am,'' Icahn told an investors conference in New York last night. ``I don't think Obama really understands economics.''

(So hopefully we won't have to find out the hard way! VN8)

Oh no she didn't!

Hillary Clinton today brought up the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy while defending her decision to stay in the race against Barack Obama.

"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said, dismissing calls to drop out.

President Jimmy Carter Syndrome

Thursday, May 22, 2008

McCain rejects controversial pastor's endorsement

In a statement to CNN on Thursday, McCain said "Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Rev. Hagee's endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well."

McCain also said that his relationship with Hagee did not compare with Sen. Barack Obama's lengthy association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose own inflammatory comments remain, for some Republicans, a persistent campaign issue even though Obama has denounced his former minister.

"I have said I do not believe Sen. Obama shares Rev. Wright's extreme views. But let me also be clear, Rev. Hagee was not and is not my pastor or spiritual adviser, and I did not attend his church for 20 years. I have denounced statements he made immediately upon learning of them, as I do again today," McCain said.

The Arizona senator had renounced comments from Hagee that termed the Catholic Church "the great whore" and "an apostate church."

(End of that topic, next. VN8)

75,000 gather just to see Obama?

I don't think so!

Sounds like they had a concert planned and invited the Obamessiah to the event. One band that was present was the Decemberists, you really have to google this one. I found this on Wikipedia:

"The band's name refers to an 1825 revolt over the Imperial Russian succession (Decembrist revolt) that Meloy views as an attempted communist revolution.[2] It is not related to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917[citation needed]. Their name is also a reference to the atmosphere associated with the month of December. The band has used the National Anthem of the Soviet Union as an introduction at many concerts.[3] Several anti-Communist opinion writers have attacked the Decemberists, pointing to the band's use of the Soviet anthem as evidence that it endorses the Soviet ideal."

Here's a closer image of that "little red book that the member of the Decemberists is holding front and center for those of you that might not be familiar with it.

(Does anyone need any more evidence of Barack Obama's communist/socialist leanings? You couldn't make this stuff up if you wanted to. Either he held a rally and had a "communist loving" band appear or he appeared at a "communist loving" "Woodstock type event" to appeal to a "communist loving audience". Which is it? Don't drink the kool aid! VN8)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I know what happened to Teddy!

"Although my doctors informed me that I suffered a cerebral concussion, as well as shock, I do not seek to escape responsibility for my actions by placing the blame either on the physical and emotional trauma brought on by the accident, or on anyone else. I regard as indefensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the police immediately." - Ted Kennedy/ July 25, 1969

Unfortunately, Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment. May 20, 2008

Change is Coming to Cobb County

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 05/20/08

The message board outside his Marietta bar and restaurant suggests Mulligan's owner Mike Norman is about done with the whole Barack Obama-as-Curious George T-shirt thing.

Cobb County social activists, on the other hand, aren't ready to let go of the issue that flared brightly last week.

Leaders of more than a half-dozen groups met on the Marietta Square on Tuesday afternoon to announce they have united to fight racism and injustice, and to spread acceptance and harmony.

Their motivation: Mulligan's sale of shirts bearing the cartoon character's image, banana in hand, with "Obama in '08" inscribed below it.

Before a smattering of onlookers and a few police officers, the founders of the Cobb United for Change Coalition called on politicians and the public at large to stand up and promote brotherhood.

"Say 'no' to those who push up by pushing others down," urged the Rev. Dwight Graves, chairman of the Cobb chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The coalition said the next step is to hold a celebration Friday night and then a public community forum on May 29. There, citizens will be invited to share their thoughts and concerns on matters of civil liberties and justice in Cobb.

Gerald Rose, founder of the New Order National Human Rights Organization, referring to coalition leaders and supporters, said, "You will see all of us. Numbers are powerful."

Other coalition leaders, from groups that included the Cobb Immigrant Alliance, the Nation of Islam Cobb chapter and the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, called on the elimination of a "sickness" in the county, and said, "Let them know Cobb County is for everybody."

Norman could not be reached by telephone at Mulligan's Tuesday, but the message board posted outside bore this note: "G.I.'s dying in Iraq. Thousands killed in quake. Gas 4.00. And a tee shirt makes the news. Shame. Shame!"

Cobb United for Change Coalition

By Talia Mollett
Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer

MARIETTA - Civil rights organizations formed a coalition in Cobb County this week in response to media buzz surrounding the sale of T-shirts by Mulligan's owner Mike Norman.

The shirts, which sparred national and international attention last week, read "Obama '08" and depicted cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana.

Cobb United for Change Coalition, which is comprised of eight civil rights organizations and said to be focused on unity, healing and justice, conducted a press conference at Marietta Square Tuesday denouncing the T-shirt, which has been called racially offensive.

Jerry Gonzalez, of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, called on community leaders to officially condemn the Marietta food and spirits establishment that has been in business for 16 years.

"I come here today as an American citizen who no longer wants to tolerate this division. Where are (Cobb Board of Commissioners Chairman) Sam Olens and Sheriff Neil Warren today? They are part of the politics of division," Gonzalez said among the near dozen protestors.

"I call on these leaders to denounce Mulligan's. The good people of Cobb County deserve better. I come here today as a citizen expecting more out of our elected officials," he said.

Though absent from the protest at the Square Tuesday, Olens issued a statement last week, saying, "The T-shirt and its overt racist tenor have no place in our society."

Marietta Mayor Bill Dunaway also issued a similar statement. Warren could not be reached by press time for comment. Calls were placed Tuesday evening.

Rich Pellegrino, of Cobb Immigrant Alliance, said Cobb Police are investigating a package he found on his doorstep last week after returning home from a protest outside Mulligan's. The package, encased in a manila envelope, is said to have contained racially offensive material.

Pellegrino said hazardous materials workers removed the package and its contents are being tested.

Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the incident is under investigation and police are looking at the situation as a criminal trespass or terroristic threat charge. Georgia does not have a hate crime law after it was repealed in 2004, he said.

Norman said his business was also receiving death threats last week and he was forced to take the phone off the hook since the controversy over the T-shirts began.

(One thing the article from the Marietta Daily Journal did not include is that the Nation of Islam, a radical group led by Louis Farrakhan has jumped on the band wagon. Now does anyone besides me smell a rat? VN8)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Government Control? When will enough be enough?

This is a true story in Dalton, Georgia:

Dalton residents keeping the holiday spirit alive by leaving their Christmas lights up may end up a with a fine from the city. The National Electrical Code restricts the use of holiday lighting for more than 90 days.

Code enforcement officer Alan Parrish says he spent much of March giving out notices to houses still sporting the decorations. He says leaving the lights up is a safety hazard.

Parrish remembers,"One lady told me, she said "I've been trying to get my husband to take those down since Christmas, said, he's just lazy." And I think that's a lot of the problem. People are just lazy, they think, "well, I'll leave them up til next year and I'll just plug them up again."

Residents have seven days to take down the lights or face a $100 fine.


DALTON - Dalton officials are tired of residents showing their Christmas spirit.

The northwest Georgia city has begun cracking down on houses violating a city code requiring all Christmas lights be removed by the end of March. Nearly 100 residents have been warned about their seasonal displays, and so far all but seven homes have complied.

The city is giving those homes until the middle of this week to comply or face further citations.

(When will citizens stand up and say enough is enough? VN8)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Brian Nichols may finally see light at the end of the tunnel . . .

it's probably the flames of hell!

Superior Court Judge Daniel Coursey ruled today that Cobb Superior Court Judge James Bodiford will continue to preside over this case!

"But Coursey said in his ruling that "the relationship between Judge Bodiford and Judge Barnes is not close enough to undermine the public's confidence in the judicial system."

The only thing remaining to accomplish is to determine if the Brian Nichols that is being held for the murders of a judge, court reporter, sheriff's deputy and an ICE agent is actually the person that was seen murdering a judge, court reporter, sheriff's deputy and and ICE agent. Come on people, fair trial? He's guilty, he knows he's guilty, his attorneys know he's guilty and pretty soon, with expediency the jury will find him guilty. Then the victim's families will be tortured with the appeals process.

Thank goodness we have a fair justice system. They say it is better that a guilty man walks free than for a not guilty person to be imprisoned!

You are the man Judge Bodiford! I pray for your mental acuity and your safety! VN8

Ruby Red Slippers

Is that Barack Obama in those Ruby Red Slippers? Wonder if they are Prada?

Justice for All?

The "Great" Sean Penn has spoken!

The Cannes Film Festival got off to a lively start with Sean Penn, president of this year's jury, sounding off about US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama and the opening movie almost being upstaged by a bunch of performing pandas.

Penn joined fellow judge Natalie Portman on the red carpet for the premiere of the first night film, Blindness, a thriller starring Julianne Moore.

At a press conference beforehand, the actor, an outspoken critic of the Bush administration, offered his views on the Democratic nomination race.

Asked if he would be joining other Hollywood A-listers in pledging support for Obama, Penn gave him a less than ringing endorsement and warned that he has an awful lot to live up to.

”I don't have a candidate I'm supporting and I'm certainly interested and excited by the hope that Barack Obama is inspiring,” he said, but went on to accuse him of a “phenomenally inhuman and unconstitutional” voting record.

”I hope that he will understand, if he is the nominee, the degree of disillusionment that will happen if he doesn't become a greater man than he will ever be,” Penn said. “This is the most important election, certainly in my lifetime, and maybe ever.”

(Wow, I've been waiting for some political direction from Sean Penn, now he has spoken. NOT! VN8)

Reverse Discrimination ??

There's a storm brewing in Cobb County, Georgia. Mike Norman owner of Mulligan's Food and Spirits in Marietta, Georgia came up with a novel t-shirt and the African American Civil Rights Groups have come out in droves.

What amazes me is that these same Civil Rights leaders didn't come out in droves when Cobb County Commissioner Annette Kesting made a comment in Harmony Grove Baptist Church back in February for "Black History" month that she worked with a bunch of angry white women on the third floor.

Will someone explain to me why what's good for the goose is not good for the gander?

I'm attaching two videos. The first is of the t-shirt scandal. The second is of Ms. Kesting's supposed apology, the apology never occurred, but please take the time to watch the video to about the 5:00 minute mark when Ms. Kesting walks away from the podium refusing to field questions from those gathered to hear her apology. Gerald Rose of the New Order National Human Rights Organization steps up to the podium and specifically says that there isn't enough diversity in Cobb County government as there is in surrounding metro counties and "he's" going to do something about that.

Gerald Rose is also the person in the t-shirt video that walks up to Mike Norman and Mr. Norman tells him to get his *ss off his parking lot. Think Mr. Rose is trying to stir the pot for some publicity? Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are probably booking their airline tickets as we speak.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Freedom Never Cries

Marine Making Dixie Chicks Eat Their Words

Request it at your local Radio Stations:

David Thibodeaux (whose name is forever imprinted in my spellchecker) and who is just one amongst many of the finest people that this great nation has to offer... A nation where we enjoy our Freedom because of regular guys just like him that do the extraordinary... They put their lives on hold and ultimately on the line to provide that Freedom for others that they may never meet or may never have the chance to meet... We are those others, you and I, there is no doubt in my mind that the least we owe them is our Highest Respect and a simple Thank You...

Message from David Thibodaux,

A fellow Marine and I wrote, and I recorded a song titled "Not Ready To End The Fight." This song was inspired by the fact that I, like many Americans, don't particularly appreciate the underlying message behind the Dixie Chicks' song "Not Ready To Make Nice." While I did like the underlying music from song, the lyrics' just didn't sit well with me, many of my colleagues and other Americans. After being urged on by friends, family, and colleagues I decided to record "Not Ready To End The Fight" to make a point, criticize, comment and answer the Dixie Chicks song and all the other Hollywood stars that constantly overestimate my interest in their personal politics and their level of competence in foreign policy and about how our Country should be run and how they imply they know what is better for this Country than our elected officials.

I know there are very complicated issues that must be considered when undertaking a war. I certainly don't pretend to have the solutions to any foreign policy issues. I also know that smart people can look at the same set of facts and events and often reach different conclusions. That is probably a good thing! So anyone who characterizes these very complicated terrorism and war issues as very easy-and-simple need to try to at least try to see the other side of the issue... no matter what side you are on.

I am just an ordinary "country boy" who feels like I need to speak up about my personal opinions, experiences, and exercise my freedom of speech! I am 23, a husband, a father, a full time Marine and part time musician. I am not a celebrity or politician, nor do I know any. My wife and I are hardworking, religious, family oriented, patriotic Americans. We each were born and reared in small-town Louisiana. I grew up in Eunice, Louisiana. I also have family in Texas. My wife, newborn son, and I live in the Washington, D.C. area where I am presently stationed. We are blessed with large supportive families.

To make a contribution to the Country and the war effort, I joined the Marine Corps upon my graduation from high school. I have served in combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq with extraordinarily unselfish and brave Americans.

Thanks to everyone who strongly supports the military and our mission! Your prayers and appreciation make our job gratifying!

Semper Fi! - David Thibodeaux

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Vote 2008

Mulligan's Shirt Drawing Protests

By Talia Mollett
Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer

MARIETTA - Mulligan's Food and Spirits owner Mike Norman stared in disbelief at a crowd of protesters and media gathered outside his neighborhood bar Tuesday afternoon.

"I just don't get it. There's people only two counties over without a home because of the tornadoes, and look at this," he says and motioned toward the buzz outside.

That buzz was resulting from a T-shirt that Norman had sold inside. The shirt features cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana and the phrase "Obama in '08" underneath. Norman sold them for $15 - until he sold out.

"It wasn't meant to be racist," Norman said. "It was just funny to me because they look so much alike - the ears, hairline." A friend gave him the shirts, Norman said, and he donated the profits to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Richard Pellegrino, a Mableton resident and director of Cobb-Cherokee Immigrant Alliance, wasn't buying it. He saw the T-shirt when he and his wife, who is black, stopped into Mulligan's recently, he said.

"I understand intellectually that African-Americans have been associated for a long time with monkeys," he said. "For someone to say it's just a cartoon shows a complete lack of understanding and sensitivity to our African-American neighbors."

Other demonstrators joined him Tuesday from the Cobb chapter of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, New Order National Human Rights Organization and Latino community.

"Unify Cobb, unify Georgia," the crowd yells to cars passing on Roswell Street.

Dwight Graves, chairman of the Cobb SCLC, decried the "provocative" T-shirts.

"If the wrong person sees this, even though it may be considered humorous to some, it could be potentially dangerous to Mulligan's, the patrons," Graves said.

Marietta city councilman Reverend Anthony Coleman said the city of Marietta does not condone Norman's T-shirts.

"The city of Marietta does not advocate this type of behavior or attitude in our city. It is unacceptable," Coleman said.

The protest succeeded, at least in drawing attention to Norman.

"I had one guy from New Jersey call and try to order 100" shirts, he said. "But I don't know if I'm going to sell more. It depends on how these people out there treat me today."

During a chat with a reporter, a waitress stops by to tell Norman he has a phone call from Germany. "This is ridiculous," he gruffs before walking off to answer the phone. "This is going to be a long day."

Amid the media zoo, patron Reco Greer roars up on his Harley Davidson and is consumed by reporters and cameras. Greer, who is black, said he has been coming to the bar for years.

"Mike ain't no racist. He's a good guy," Greer said while sipping on a Coke. The shirts don't offend him, he said.

"People really need to get the chip off their shoulder," Norman added.

Norman has operated Mulligan's for 16 years and has been posting politically incorrect messages on his sign for almost as long. The neighborhood bar, which is surrounded by stores and businesses with Spanish names, has become known for its messages, from "No habla Espanol-and never will" to the current "Democratic dilemma - a boob with nuts or a nut with boobs?"

Norman said he merely says out loud what most people whisper in private.

"I just channel my thoughts, and I will continue to do that as long as I have a voice," he said.

Palestinians PhoneBank for Obama

by Amanda Carpenter

A television news segment produced by Al-Jazeera shows Palestinians in Gaza engaging in phone banking activities for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The segment explains how young Palestinians have banded together to call American voters at random asking them to vote for Obama.

“It all started at the time of the US primaries,” says one of pro-Obama Palestinian organizers. “After studying Obama’s electro campaign manifesto I thought this is a man that’s capable of change inside of America. As for potential change in the Middle East, he can also do that if he can bring peace to the area. At least this is what we hope.”

Townhall was tipped off to the video by American Spectator’s Phillip Klein, who wrote Tuesday “It’s been around, but I'm just now seeing this Al Jazeera report of Palestinians in Gaza phonebanking for Obama. I hear that Hamas, which has endorsed Obama, has a bit of influence in those parts.”

Ahmed Yousef, a political adviser of the anti-Israel terrorist group Hamas said Hamas supports Obama last Sunday.

“We don’t mind–actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Yousef said in an interview on WABC radio.

In recent days, Obama's position on the Isreali-Palestinian conflict has been scrutinized. One of his Middle East advisers, Robert Malley, resigned over the weekend after reporters found Malley had met with Hamas.

(Palestinians want CHANGE alright, but do we want to serve it to them on a silver platter? VN8)

‘Curious’ shirt choice

The Curious George cartoon character is getting dragged into the presidential race again in an ugly way - and Boston’s WGBH-TV isn’t happy.

A Georgia tavern owner has been selling T-shirts showing the cartoon monkey happily eating a banana with the words “Obama in ’08” written underneath.

The tavern owner, described as an “ultra-conservative,” has since seen his Marietta, Ga., establishment picketed by outraged critics who say the characterization of presidental candidate Barack Obama as a monkey is racist.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution jumped on the story yesterday, while the popular online Drudge Report featured the controversy on its heavily trafficked Web site.

Curious George, created by the late longtime Cambridge residents H.A. and Margaret Rey, is a beloved figure among kids and adults alike across the country - and especially in Boston.

WGBH, which co-produces a “Curious George” children’s television show, isn’t happy with George’s use against Obama, an African-American.

“It’s offensive,” said Jennifer Welsh, a spokeswoman for the PBS-affiliated station. “We would never grant permission for this.”

But it wasn’t clear yesterday what could be legally done about the T-shirt being peddled by the Mulligan Food & Spirits owner, Mike Norman, who has called his product “cute.”

A spokesman for Boston’s Houghton-Mifflin, which owns the book rights to Curious George, couldn’t be reached for comment. A spokeswoman for NBC Universal, which owns the film rights to Curious George, also couldn’t be reached for comment.

NBC Universal and WGBH co-produce the “Curious George” TV show.

This isn’t the first time Curious George has been dragged into the current presidential race.

Earlier this year, loudmouth radio jock Rush Limbaugh apologized on air for laughing at a caller’s comment that her daughter thought Obama looked like Curious George.


Editorial Cartoon

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Radical Islam - The Cult of Death - Benjamin Netanyahu

This is a four part series on YouTube. It's fascinating and I was glad I found it so that I could post it here. I watched it in it's entirety on Friday evening! Benjamin Netanyahu is very insightful. The world didn't think Hitler was a threat til it was too late. I'm not a fear monger, but when the birth rate of Islam is increasing exponentially doesn't it make you wonder?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A tribute to Eddie Arnold!

Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008) was an American country music singer who was second to George Jones in the number of individual hits on the country charts but, according to a formula derived by Joel Whitburn, is the all-time leader in an overall ranking for hits and their time on the charts. From 1945 through 1983 he had 145 charted songs, including 28 number-one hits.

Change you can believe in . . .

C = Communism

H = has

A = arrived,

N = now

G = get

E = educated!

It's on it's way people. Get ready put on your seatbelt. If you are looking for an answer to your problems, you may soon get what you have prayed for. If you need help with the following, there are those amongst us that think you can't take responsibility for yourselves.

1. Pay for their medical care.
2. Pay to heat their homes.
3. Pay their children's day care
4. Educate their children
5. Buy them gasoline every month
6. Find then a job
7. Guard their mental health with government counselors

The difference between a conservative and a liberal is as follows:

Republicans want citizens to be prosperous and they believe that citizens are resilient and can fiend for themselves.

Democrats want citizens to be prosperous, but not too prosperous, because no one should have more than their neighbor and in order to maintain that balance the government must dole out all of the needs of the citizens.

Redistribution of wealth does not work.

You think this is a little extreme, I'll get back to you in four years if the democrats take over the white house and the congress!

This photo was found here.

Friends VS Southern Friends

FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.

FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.

FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' back-ends that left you.

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home!'

FRIENDS: will visit you in jail
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: will spend the night in jail with you ???

FRIENDS: will visit you in the hospital when you're sick
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend the night with you in the hospital

FRIENDS: have you on speed dial
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: have your number memorized

FRIENDS: Are for a while.

Author Unknown

Robin Williams speaks about the candidates . . .

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Pretty soon there won't be any room under the bus!

My grandmother always said, you are known by the company that you keep. "Obama has described Ayers, who was a member of the radical group the Weather Underground, as a guy who lives in his neighborhood — and the campaign has said they are on “friendly terms."

Either way you look at it, it's starting to get smelly. Barack can claim that he wasn't born until after any of the Weather Underground events took place and he doesn't know any better. That in and of itself scares me. On the other hand he claims that he was just friends with a member of the Weather Underground and he didn't realize what the man stood for. So which is it Barack, did you or didn't you know that this man is a terrorist? The question isn't any more complicated than that!

"Finally, there is a question of shared values; setting aside Ayers' bomb-tossing proclivities of the 70's, he has a very hard left approach to education; for example, he explained to Hugo Chavez and a Venezuelan audience that public education was a way to promote the revolution [and lots more here from Ed Lasky]. How much of this did Obama know then? Or is this just another situation, as with Jeremiah Wright, where Obama simply didn't know anything about the fellow with whom he was associating?"

My grandmother also said, you lay with dogs and you get fleas. If Barack Hussein Obama thinks the American people are stupid enough to believe that he was so young he didn't know who Bill Ayers was or that he served on committees as an adult with him and didn't know what his philosophies were, then he is sadly mistaken. If Bill Ayers is trying to start a revolution I suggest that Barack Obama needs to throw him under the already crowded belly of that BlueBird bus.

Obama's says," just a guy who lives in my neighborhood."

Glad Bill Ayers doesn't live in my neighborhood, I'd have to weed him out!

Co-founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream stores dies at 90

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who helped build the 31-flavor craze at ice cream store Baskin-Robbins has died at age 90.

Irvine Robbins died Monday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Daughter Marsha Veit says he had been in ill for some time.

Generations of kids trooped to Baskin-Robbins stores to buy ice cream flavors like Pralines 'n Cream, Daiquiri Ice and Pink Bubblegum.

Robbins opened his first ice cream store in Glendale, Calif., in December 1945, following his discharge from the Army.

Robbins offered 21 flavors at that store. His brother-in-law, the late Burton Baskin, opened his own ice cream store in neighboring Pasadena a year later. The two eventually joined forces.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Since CountryComesToTown brought up the subject of guns . . .

Would you shoot a burglar?

Update on Cobb County Commissioner Annette Kesting!

Stay tuned for future updates. Check out Ms. Kesting's new website.

Smoking his on press clips!

Plant Rights!

For the love of God. Anybody out there want to place bets on how long it will be before vegetarians starve to death? I discovered this article on FoxNEWS and I can't believe it! If I find any more information on the subject or find this information to be erroneous, I'll let you know. It seems too ridiculous to be true. What do you think?

It isn't just the rights of animals that some are promoting. The Weekly Standard reports an ethics panel in Switzerland is expressing concern that the arbitrary killing of plants is morally wrong. The Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology says that humans cannot claim "absolute ownership" over plants; that "individual plants have an inherent worth," and that man may not use them as he pleases.

It cites a hypothetical example of a farmer "decapitating" wildflowers as expressing a moral stance toward the organism and possibly doing something bad to the flowers themselves.
One critic of the report says the concept of plant dignity provides what he called "another tool of opponents to argue against any form of plant biotechnology."

Friday, May 2, 2008

Thank You Jim!

CountryComesToTownBlog found this video on YouTube and it is spectacular! Thank you Jim!