Archive for March, 2010

Todays politician: Kevin Garn

Headline: Politician Kevin Garn pays Cheryl Maher $150,000 to keep quiet over Scandal (video)

Headline: GOP caucus says Garn’s resignation was appropriate

Headline: Former House leader Kevin Garn accused of using threats against candidate

Well, when I set out on this little project to report on the latest Politicians making headlines, I had no idea I would have so much material.  These three articles are in chronological order.

Well, well, well, who ever said that Politicians weren’t busy people! just think, within one month this guy managed to bribe Cheryl Maher, release his hot tub relations with a minor, threaten candidates, and resign from his seat.  Well done sir, you have done a great job personifying the corrupt politician, you played the part to a “t”

 

 

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Today is the last day for the Irish Green Background. I hope ya’ll enjoyed the month of March as much as we enjoyed helping bring some Ireland to you.

Speaking of Ireland, today my mom is going in to surgery. So please keep her in your thoughts. The surgery should help her with a lot of  issues she has had the last 2 years so it’s a finality for her as well

That said today is also the last day for the A Fashionable Contest votes. looks like we are tied up on a few of them, so today is the day of tie breakers. Get in here and vote!

I won’t be blogging or tweeting as much today as I’ll be at work but on surgery watch (I don’t have any time off yet) thusly I’ll be fairly preoccupied.

Ya’ll have a good one

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Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.

George Santayana

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The locals here are up in arms. Literally.

You may recall the events of my first Armed Response.

Unfortunately the individual who was loose then, is still loose tonight…and now he has more weapons.

At least one rifle, in .243 caliber from a home where he slept inside a camper he snuck in to during the night as well as clothing.

Since then, that family went on their trip. But the returned early fearing the worst, and rightfully so. He had stolen numerous belongings from the family as well as other shotguns and rifle’s.

On Sunday deputies searched the Henson’s property. They found eight of the guns and three of the crossbows. “It looks like what he done was overload himself and he couldn’t carry everything that he stole, but we still think he’s got a weapon. A .243 rifle,” said Ferguson.

Deputies tracked Wolf all the way to the Missouri state line.

That state line is less than a mile from my home. The entire incident has taken place less than 2 miles, which means its my neighborhood he is in.

I’ve requested McDonald Sheriffs office to give us some random patrols out here, and they said they would.

Meanwhile we’re all carrying here.

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2,000-year-old ceiling partially collapses in Rome

ROME (AP) — A huge chunk of a 2,000-year-old gallery in the complex including Emperor Nero’s fabled Golden Palace collapsed on Tuesday, Rome’s art officials said. 

Firefighters searched the area, but found no victims, leading officials to say they believed nobody was inside when the structure collapsed around 10 a.m. Nero’s nearby Palace had been closed as workers were doing repairs. 

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Todays politician:  Michael Steele

Headline: Politicians spend $2k at strip club

Tsk, tsk, I used to be under the impression that when you spend Government money at a strip club, you tried to find a way to write it off so that it did not *actually* say on the disclosure report  ”Voyeur West Hollywood  -  $US2000″

Oh, one more thing, this was not just another night club, it was according to the article, ”a bondage-themed nightclub where topless dancers imitate lesbian sex” 

-  Hoorah!  Way to go out with a bang, hope it was worth it.

 

 

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We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The NRO has a list of  statements made by Barrack Obama and their outcome.

Some of them are extremely telling.

A Few examples:

RAISING TAXES

STATEMENT: “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase.” (multiple times on the campaign trail)

EXPIRATION DATE: Broken multiple times, including the raised taxeson tobacco, a new tax on indoor tanning salons, but most prominently on February 11, 2010: “President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.”

And

RECESS APPOINTMENTS

STATEMENT: Then-Senator Obama declared that a recess appointment is “damaged goods” and has “less credibility” than a normal appointment. August 25, 2005.

EXPIRATION DATE: March 27, 2010: “If, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis.”

Read the whole thing here


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Language warning applies to all Primal Redneck Urging Posts. If you are sensitive to such I suggest you quit now while your ahead. -vd

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If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.

Robert Fritz

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Hooked up with Grau and Rave/Cordovan last night. Hadn’t seen Grau in going on two years, but him living in the roaming incarceration state of Illinois in the cellblock west of Chicago does make regular visitation a challenge.

We went to a local institution, rehab center restaurant that is rather popular called the Monte Ne Inn Chicken

I am happy to report that the happy couple is….Happy! And by the time the night was over well fed

Although Grau and I seem to pick up immediately where we left off in Chi-town when we met at Og-Fest forever and a day ago.

The entire night we kept making the same decisions…..at the same time…even down to food choice.

It was disturbing, especially to our dates who began looking at us funny to which we responded by looking at them funny. Conversations regarding swinging steel, and kilts with breezes did nothing to placate the matter at hand.

We did however attempt to decimate 3/4 of the chicken population of Arkansas, and I tried to cause a Apple Butter shortage. It took the wrecker driver a good 30 minutes to figure out how he was going to extricate Grau and myself from the booth much to the girls dismay whom were trapped at the wall seat.

The drive out to the Wilderness Camp retreat did nothing to assuage poor Rave to the idea that I am a hermit, backwoods recluse who lives in the middle of nowhere. She has now confirmed that I am a hermit, backwoods recluse who lives in the middle of nowhere….with excellent tastes in friends :)

That said we determined we must get together more often, Grau threatened to beat me if I don’t at least make an effort to get Contagion‘s Beer Tasting. (Quick Every one buy something from the Registered Evil store so I can afford a plane ticket!)

All in all it was an excellent time, and I think we had fun.

It did remind me that a Bad Example Family Gathering is well over due.

Harvey? To where shall we gather good sir?

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All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

George Orwell

Fiat justitia et pereat mundus.Let justice be done, though the world perish.

Ferdinand I

Language warning applies to all Primal Redneck Urging Posts. If you are sensitive to such I suggest you quit now while your ahead. -BS

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If any of you out there currently, or formerly have worked in an office environment you know of the anomally I am writing about.  It starts just about 1:00pm.  Maybe the boss decides to start the weekend off a little early, and he says he is going home for the day. 

Soon after that, the giggling, and perhaps usual office horseplay ensues, like today – a couple guys started throwing the football across the half-wall cubicles that encompass the office floor. 

Its around 2:00pm now, and I see some of the sales people start to slip out with thier lunch bags, and computer cases.  I still have some work to do, so I watch all this with amazement (like it doesn’t happen every Friday) but today it seems like a topic to blab about. 

3:00pm hits now and I look up from my work to notice that the outer loop offices (those of the big wigs, the ofices with actual walls and doors) are 90% empty, and all the lights in them are off.  “I wonder how they all managed to slip out without me noticing them?” I say

Like the priceless, and perhaps hardest working employee in my pay grade, I continue to work, and I hope that someone notices that I am still hard at work, and maybe in Mondays conversation, one big wig says to another, “hey I saw the new IT guy working late last Friday”

Its now 4:12pm – in the distance a lone printer rattles off some copy -

Alas, someone is still here, and they are currently printing, its just one of the sales people printing our directions to somewhere.

4:14pm…… Wait a sec…..I’m the only one here…..There’s not even a secretary here now…..WTF am I still doing here writing a post…..

4:15pm…… I pack my stuff and head home….. because what good is extra work done, if no one knows about it but me, none of my work has a time stamp on it, and I don’t really use a standard time sheet, my eight hours is just assumed….and my daily workload is over average, so, I’m gettin the hell outa here….

 

 

v00d3W

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Who’s leading UGA QB derby?

No one knows right now, but Saturday’s closed scrimmage might help answer question.

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ATHENS –- Each day, Georgia’s quarterbacks meet with their position coach, Mike Bobo. One topic never comes up in those meetings: a pecking order among the three quarterbacks competing this spring to be the Bulldogs’ starter.

“Coach Bobo really isn’t telling anybody, ‘You stand here,’ ‘You stand here,’” Logan Gray said.

“No, Coach Bobo hasn’t said anything, him or Coach Richt,” Aaron Murray said.

The three quarterbacks -– Gray, Murray and Zach Mettenberger –- have evenly shared snaps with the first-team offense in the seven sessions of spring practice so far. And they will do so Saturday morning when the team holds a closed scrimmage in Sanford Stadium, undoubtedly the most important day yet in their competition.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Murray said. “Coach Richt was talking [Thursday] after practice that this is going to be the first test for everyone, to see where everyone is at, to see what we have learned, to see where we have come after two weeks of practice.”

The scrimmage will be Georgia’s first of three allowed by the NCAA during spring practice.

“This is my third spring, so obviously I’ve found out scrimmages in the spring are what are judged probably the most and the biggest,” Gray said. “With this being our first one, and with the quarterback competition going on how it is right now, obviously it’s going to be really important.

“But I don’t want to make it the end of the world,” Gray added. “If one of us has a not-so-good day, I don’t think that’s just going to kill us, or put somebody out of what’s going on. But I think everybody is going to be excited to go out there and go live for a long period of time and make plays at all positions.”

Gray’s view of the competition so far is that all three quarterbacks have had “really good days” and “days there could be improvement.”

He said the quarterbacks have focused on day-to-day progress, rather than fretting the high-profile competition.

“We’re just all three of us trying to get better and correct the mistakes we’re making,” he said. “I think all of us have done a good job of trying to come out and work hard every day and take care of our business.”

For his part, Gray believes he has improved his passing accuracy.

“I felt like I’ve had some really good days where I’ve been hitting my targets better maybe than I did in the past,” he said. “I just have to keep on running the offense on a consistent basis so the coaches know every single time I’m in the huddle hopefully something good can happen.”

Courtesy ajc.com

Wow, what a concept, have 3 of your QB’s actually compete for the top spot instead of just chosing one due to the fact that he is the Senior, hence the messed up season last year.  Maybe something finally hit Mark Richt in the head, and got him thinking clearly about how to run a football team.  I can see it now: 

{ begin dream sequence…….

   *blam!*…. whoah, what just nailed me in the head….wait a sec – I’m havin’ a vision —– I should let the best players on the team be in the First String, wow, it all makes sense now, It doesn’t matter if he is a senior or not, I should just let the best player start!   Better yet, I should have a competition to weed out the weak, and let the strongest prevail!!! 

end dream sequence. }

Well, with all that said,    GO DAWGS!!!!!!!

 

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To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.

Bette Davis

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Georgia Governor Will Appoint ‘Special Attorney General’ to Sue Over Health Care

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, a Democrat, has refused to file an anti-health care mandate lawsuit, and called other AGs’ decisions to do so “political gamesmanship.” Undaunted — and, of course, very concerned about the rule of law — Gov. Sonny Perdue (R-Ga.) is appointing a “special attorney general” to sue the federal government anyway.

The governor said the state constitution gives him the leeway to appoint a special attorney general if the elected attorney general fails to carry out the wishes of the governor… When asked if Baker broke the law by refusing to carry out his instructions to initiate a lawsuit, the governor said,  “I think the (state) Constitution is is clear. I think the people of Georgia can make their own determination about that.”

Perdue’s referring to the voters, I think — Baker is running for governor — but that’s really something to accuse your attorney general of.

I was wondering when the great state of Georgia was gonna get off the side lines, and actually compete in this thing, and we finally have.  Lets just hope we have some success, because lets face it, all the poles I have seen have the general public opposing this thing, and we deserve to be represented. 

Good job Govna’

 

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