27 May 2006
The Girl and I drove to Wichita Falls today to shoot the "Front Side Championship" at Double Tap Ranch. It's my birthday, and I like to grant one wish to a friend. Since she was nice enough to ride with me, I decided to give her that wish.
I asked what she'd like, and, well...here it is.
A 33-year-old man in northern Malaysia has married a 104-year-old woman, saying mutual respect and friendship had turned to love, a news report said. It was Muhamad Noor Che Musa's first marriage and his wife's 21st,
I hope he has a pair of leather gloves and an oyster shucker for the honeymoon. He'll need them.
26 May 2006
A Labrador retriever rescued a 9-year-old survivor of hurricane Katrina from a river after the boy's raft hit a log and he fell overboard, authorities said.
The 2-year-old Lab, named Zion, jumped in the river and swam to Ryan after he began screaming for help, said Chelsea Bennett, 13, the dog's owner. Ryan held on to Zion as the dog swam back to the bank.
Now that is a good puppy dog.
Several hundred miles of Interstates 10 and 20 in west Texas will soon have the highest posted speed limits in the country. A measure which takes effect next month will allow Tex-DOT to raise the speed limit to 80 miles an hour on Interstate 10 between Kerr and Culverson counties, and on Interstate 20 in Ward and Culberson counties.
"One of the fascinating things we've already learned from raising the speed limit from 70 to 75 is that the accident and fatality rate has actually gone down in those counties, because people get where they're going faster."
"After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, Gunn calmly sat in the bank lobby.Maybe he was just unclear on the whole bank-robbing concept...
The police department is located half a block from the bank and police were able to close off the area around the bank. Traffic was rerouted around the bank for under an hour, police say."
Members of the SWAT team entered the bank and Gunn surrendered. No weapon was used during the robbery and no one was injured.
A huge fire gutted a Metro East adult entertainment club Thursday evening. It happened at C-Mowes Show Club, located at 111th and Forest Avenue in Washington Park, Il.The video is a little funny, but they should have named the club Mowes House Of Bruises and Track Marks.
"Senator Dodd's S.Amdt.4089 contains the following language:
(b) CONSULTATION REQUIREMENT.--Consultations between United States and Mexican authorities at the federal, state, and local levels concerning the construction of additional fencing and related border security structures along the United States-Mexico border shall be undertaken prior to commencing any new construction, in order to solicit the views of affected communities, lessen tensions and foster greater understanding and stronger cooperation on this and other important issues of mutual concern."
"S.Amdt.4188 - Specter: Managers' amendment, a collection of amendments, including Dodd's S.Amdt.4089 that requires local, state and federal governments to consult with Mexican counterpart authorities before commencing new construction, was PASSED on a 56 - 41 vote."
We had all better start calling our Congressmen. It's clear the Senate, even a Republican controlled one, is lost to the dark side.
25 May 2006
An enterprising German farmer is hoping to cash in on a recent Paris Hilton restroom break at his home by auctioning off the toilet seat she sat on. Hilton was caught short on a recent helicopter flight in Europe and demanded the pilot land his toilet-free chopper. The farmer, who offered up his toilet, is now looking to auction the seat his celebrity guest sat on.I'd be framing that thing and hanging it above the fireplace.
A chase through a construction zone landed a state police cruiser in wet concrete Wednesday afternoon. The van it was chasing crashed farther up the highway and the driver, who fled on foot, was then hit by a tractor-trailer.Nice work, boys.
24 May 2006
Read it all.
And pass it on.
H/T to Outlaw13, recently back from Betty Ford, where he lost 15 pounds and incinerated countless pieces of plywood into oblivion. Or maybe he was out training. Yeah, that was it.... ;)
I felt something lick my foot," the woman said. "I looked at him and I said, 'What in the hell are you doing?' And that's exactly what I said, 'What are you doing?'Seems obvious to me. Duh.
23 May 2006
On the bright side, if President Bush's amnesty proposal for illegal immigrants ends up hurting Republicans and we lose Congress this November, maybe the Democrats will impeach him and we'll get Cheney as president. At least Bush has dropped his infernal references to slacker Americans when talking about illegal immigrants. In his speech Monday night, instead of 47 mentions of "jobs Americans won't do," Bush referred only once to "jobs Americans are not doing" — which I take it means other than border enforcement and intelligence-gathering at the CIA. For the record, I'll volunteer right now to clean other people's apartments if I don't have to pay taxes on what I earn. Also, someone must have finally told Bush that the point about America being a "nation of immigrants" is moronic. All nations are "nations of immigrants" — as Peter Brimelow pointed out brilliantly in his 1992 article in National Review on immigration, which left nothing for anyone else to say (Time to Rethink immigration? ). Of the "nation of immigrants" locution, Brimelow says: "No discussion of U.S. immigration policy gets far without someone making this helpful remark. As an immigrant myself, I always pause respectfully. You never know. Maybe this is what they're taught to chant in schools nowadays, a sort of culticultural Pledge of Allegiance. ... Do they really think other nations sprouted up out of the
ground?" Brimelow then ran through the Roman, Saxon, Viking, Norman-French, Welsh and Celtic immigrant influences in Britain alone. Instead of a moratorium on new immigration, I'd settle for a moratorium on the use of the expression "We're a nation of immigrants." Throw in a ban on "Diversity is our strength" and you've got my vote for life. Bush has also apparently learned that the word "amnesty" does not poll well. On Monday night, he angrily denounced the idea of amnesty just before proposing his own amnesty program. The difference between Bush's amnesty program and "amnesty" is: He'd give amnesty only to people who have been breaking our laws for many years — not just a few months. (It's the same program that allows Ted Kennedy to stay in the Senate.) Bush calls this the "rational middle ground" because it recognizes the difference between "an illegal immigrant who crossed the border recently and someone who has worked here for many years." Yes, the difference is: One of them has been breaking the law longer. If our criminal justice system used that logic, a single murder would get you the death penalty, while serial killers would get probation. Bush claimed the only other alternative — I assume this is the "irrational extreme" — is "a program of mass deportation." Really? Is the only alternative to legalizing tax cheats "a program of mass arrest of tax cheats"? This is the logic of the pro-abortion zealots (aka "the Democratic Party"): Either lift every single restriction on abortion or ... every woman in America will be impregnated by her father and die in a back-alley abortion! Those are your only two answers? Do you need another minute? How about the proposal made on
Brimelow's Web site, Vdare.com, that illegal immigrants be told they have two months to leave the country voluntarily and not have their breaking of our immigration laws held against them when they apply for citizenship from their home countries — or not leave and be banned from U.S. citizenship forever? Or how about just not giving illegal aliens green cards — as Bush is proposing — and deport them when we catch them? Instead of choosing immigrants based on the longevity of their lawbreaking, another idea is to choose the immigrants we want, for example, those who speak English or have special skills. (And by "special skills" I don't mean giving birth to an anchor baby in a border-town emergency room.) Why not use immigration the way sports teams use the draft — to upgrade our roster? We could take our pick of the world's engineers, doctors, scientists, uh ... smoking-hot Latin guys who stand around not wearing shirts between workouts. Or, you know, whatever ... As Peter Brimelow says in his book AlienNation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster, why not choose immigrants who are better than us? Bush thinks it's not fair to favor people with special skills — a policy evidenced by his Harriet Miers pick. How about this: It's not fair to want to go out with someone just because that person is attractive and has a good personality because it discriminates against people who are ugly with bad social skills! That's our immigration policy. Press "1" for English; press "2" for a new president ...
COPYRIGHT 2006 ANN COULTER
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21 May 2006
I'm sure it wasn't something akin to a dry run or anything like that.
And just what the hell was wrong with the bus driver that LET these guys on the bus?
If you haven't seen New Orleans lately, you owe yourself a trip there for some sightseeing. You won't believe your eyes. Most of the city still looks like the hurricane happened last week.
As for all the absentee votes that were cast - why don't you people go home already?