Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Republican Party

It was a party that seemed tame, even lame in the front room. People were talking about how much God loves them and about how terrible the gays are and how God hates them. They were talking about how rich people deserve tax breaks, you know to...stimulate the economy, yeah that's the ticket! They were talking about immigration and how bad illegal aliens were. But in the back room it was a different story.
Two congressmen, a senator and Jesus were engaged in a bizarre homosexual four way. (Jesus is the illegal alien gardener/sex toy, that they are kind enough to let live under the porch.)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It rained like crazy a few minutes after I took this picture.
See the bird way up high in the sky?

Still trying to blame Iraq for 9-11

Don't be brainwashed by war mongers.

When the children ask "What happened to Daddy's leg(S)?"

I understand the urge to say

"He lost his legs fighting terrorist that attacked America."

But that would be a huge lie.

I can understand not wanting to say

"Because your Daddy was gullible, very brave but gullible, he believed the lies of the president."

"If this war keeps going, you too can decide to go to Iraq and lose your life or various body parts."

"Hey, you might not even have to decide, if the government starts a draft."

(I realize that some of the soldiers in Iraq joined the military hoping to fight in Afghanistan. Although most of the people blamed for 9-11 were from Saudi Arabia. Some say that if the military were to go after who is really responsible for 9-11, soldiers would be stationed in Washington D.C.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

75 Days For Armed Robbery? What a Deal!

Ardmore Community Reacts to Grandy Robbers' Sentence

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Two Ardmore men were sentenced in court Monday, for robbing a restaurant in June. The pair was sentenced to 75 days in the county jail, plus with what amounts to five years of probation. KTEN's Andrea Kurys has the community's reaction.

District Attorney Craig Ladd, who was representing the victims, said Tuesday that he was surprised and disappointed with the sentence. Several local law enforcement officers have also expressed their dissatisfaction with the outcome.

On June 29, Andron Thompson and Larry White entered the Grandy's restaurant on North Commerce through the drive-thru window after closing. Once inside, they tied up several victims...including three children ages 5, 7 and 10. They threatened employees with a loaded hand gun..but as they attempted to escape, they were caught by law enforcement who had surrounded the restaurant.

In court Monday, several people provided character witness testimony, in which they described the two as "role models" for Ardmore youth.

When the judge delivered their sentence, he also included 500 hours of community service and letters of apology to the victims.

Judge Walker had no comment when asked about the reasons behind his sentence.

Andrea Kurys, KTEN News.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Oklahoma Hurricane

Remnants of Erin pound Oklahoma
August 19, 2007 11:08 EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma isn't exactly a coastal state, but that doesn't mean it's immune from the impact of a tropical storm -- or what's left of that storm.

Some heavy rain and high wind from the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin have been flooding homes and roads today, and knocking out power in the Oklahoma City area.

Nearly 20,000 customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric are without power.

A state emergency response spokeswoman says no serious injuries have been reported from the storm.

Flooding forced an interstate highway (I-40) near El Reno to be shut down, backing up traffic for miles. A creek overflowed and sent water across the roadway. The highway's now been reopened after about six hours.

News video showed mobile homes that were blown apart in Watonga, and some damage to a hangar and a small plane at the Watonga airport.

More than five inches of rain fell in some parts of central Oklahoma.
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This was basically a category one hurricane over Oklahoma. Near Watonga winds got over 75mph. In Southern Oklahoma Tex's roof was leaking do too heavy rains!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"not very many"

In this interview from April 15th, 1994, Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea. He also stipulates that "not very many" American soldiers' lives were worth losing to take out Saddam during the Gulf War. SOURCE: This clip was originally aired on C-SPAN3 [History] on the evening of Thursday, August 9th.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Flight Attendant Hurts Oklahoma's Economy

Mom and chatty toddler kicked off flight

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ATLANTA - A woman said she and her toddler son were kicked off a plane after she refused a flight attendant's request to medicate her son to get him to quiet down and stop saying "Bye bye, plane."

Kate Penland, of suburban Atlanta, said she and her 19-month-old son, Garren, were flying from Atlanta to Oklahoma last month on a Continental Express flight that made a stop in Houston.

As the plane was taxiing in Houston en route to Oklahoma, "he started saying 'Bye, bye plane,' Penland told WSB-TV in Atlanta. The flight attendant objected, she said.

"At the end of her speech, she leaned over the gentleman beside me and said, 'It's not funny anymore. You need to shut your baby up,'" Penland told WSB-TV in Atlanta.

When Penland asked the woman if she was joking, she said the stewardess replied, "You know, it's called baby Benadryl."

"And I said, 'Well, I'm not going to drug my child so you have a pleasant flight,'" Penland told the TV station.

Penland said other passengers began speaking up on her behalf, and the flight attendant announced they were turning around and that Penland and Garren were going to be taken off the plane.

Penland and her son were let off the plane and did not complete the trip to Oklahoma, said Kristy Nicholas, spokeswoman for Express Jet Airlines, which flies as Continental Express on behalf of Continental Airlines.

"I was crying, I was upset and I was thinking, 'What am I going to do? I don't have anything with me, I don't have any more diapers for the baby, no juice, no milk," Penland told WSB.

Nicholas said, "We received Ms. Penland's letter expressing her concerns and intend to investigate its contents."

Friday, August 10, 2007

Meanwhile, Down in Texas

AUSTIN -- It's been decades since Willie Nelson smoked that first joint in Fort Worth, but -- Ain't it funny how time slips away? -- he's still singing the praises of pot.

On Friday, the country music legend headlines Austin Freedom Fest, a benefit concert for four pro-marijuana groups, including the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Nelson co-chairs NORML's advisory board.

"Marijuana is like sex," the Hill Country crooner wrote in his 1988 biography, Willie. "If I don't do it every day I get a headache."

Nelson first smoked marijuana in 1954 in Fort Worth, where he spent his formative years in and out of the rough-and-tumble honky-tonks off Jacksboro Highway. More than 20 years later, Nelson admits, he smoked grass on the White House roof when Jimmy Carter was president.

"Marijuana should be recognized for what it is, as a medicine, an herb that grows in the ground," Nelson wrote. "If you need it, use it. People who smoke it and get real paranoid don't need it."

The concert at the Backyard in Austin will bring together a variety of musicians and activists, all united by the goal of easing restrictions on marijuana. Nelson will be joined on stage by the Texas swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Also performing at the concert are Paula Nelson, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling and Carolyn Wonderland.

Mark Stepnoski, a pro-legalization activist and former Cowboys player, is helping to organize the event. General admission tickets were going for $52 and reserved seats could be had for $62 as of Thursday. VIP tickets are sold out.

Proceeds from the event will be split evenly among NORML, the Marijuana Policy Project, the Wo/Man's Alliance for Medical Marijuana and Green Aid, a legal defense fund, organizers said.

Nelson did not respond to a request to discuss the concert, but Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, said the funds will be used for legalization efforts around the country. At least a dozen states allow people to use marijuana to relieve pain or treat other ailments, and Kampia said his group is helping to push ballot initiatives making medical marijuana legal in several other states.

"The goal is to end marijuana prohibition in the U.S.," Kampia said.

The redheaded singer is no stranger to marijuana laws. Nelson was charged with possessing a small amount of pot in 1994 after he was found asleep in his car near Waco with part of a hand-rolled cigarette in the ashtray. The charges were dropped after a judge ruled that evidence had been illegally seized. Nelson and his tour manager were fined and placed on probation this year after they pleaded guilty to misdemeanor marijuana possession in Louisiana -- stemming from a tour bus inspection last year on Interstate 10.

Federal authorities continue to try to stop the drug's distribution. In recent days they raided what were described as the largest marijuana plantations in North Texas history.

Given that vices like tobacco and alcohol are legal, Nelson has said he doesn't understand all the fuss over adults' use of a natural weed.

"I would be in favor of legalizing marijuana entirely, but I don't like to think of a government having the power to legalize something like an herb," he wrote in his autobiography. "An herb belongs to us people to use as we need, and it is no government's business."

Jay Root reports from the Star-Telegram's Austin bureau, 512-476-4294

Thursday, August 09, 2007

End of the line

Way down here at the end of the line
every thing is cool
everything is fine
they give us lots a shit but we could take more
could be from a king
could be from a whore
needles and rubbers and little kids toys
razors more rubbers and stuff from the boys
lighters and baggies and a white sewer rat
toy keys and part of a cat
filter out the big stuff and add CL2
now that water is as good as new

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Full Size View

I hate it when I see a pic on the internet with a button under it that says "Full Size View" and you click the button but the pic remains the same size and jumps to the upper left corner. The button should say "Move to Upper Left Corner", the button might have to be slightly larger or the writing smaller.

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