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Roots

By Patty On May 7th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

 

Osama bin Laden in the black and white photo is furthest to your right.

I just watched some of the video taken of the Osama bin Laden compound in Pakistan. What a pig stye!  The mess that  bin Laden  and his wives tolerated is more than just a week’s worth of laundry or a sinkful of dishes; they lived in squalor.

Don’t they have brooms or water in Pakistan? Were the wives depressed, locked away in the compound day after day, unmotivated to clean or straighten up? Most  people keep house, even the poorest sweep and organize. Why was Osama such a slob?

And then I remembered: Osama bin Laden did not grow up poor. In his youth, he was, in fact, very rich.

Forget about his turban and the beard, the exotic dress — Osama grew up  a fully westernized rich kid in Saudi Arabia. He was a boy who  “had everything”  – including servants to do the housekeeping –  and he decided to channel his aggression into terrorism.

This is not unlike President Obama’s pal, Bill Ayers who was the privileged son of the Chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison.  Bill Ayers  decided to channel his aggression into establishing The Weather Underground and planting bombs.

Does anyone know if  the members of the IRA or ETA have middle class roots as well?

 

NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY JUKEBOX

By David Vance On May 7th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

This sums it up. Just listen if you have ears….

Happy Mother’s Day

By Phantom On May 7th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

This Sunday, it’s Mother’s Day in the US and Canada.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers.

Stick to the music!

By Mike Cunningham On May 7th, 2011 at 8:37 am

After the last mobile disaster, you would have thought he had learned his lesson.

 

But, it is indeed a sad fact of life that ‘There is no fool like an old fool!

WARNING – THIS IS REAL BUT UNREAL…

By David Vance On May 6th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

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  • Upper Bann results
Name Party Status Round Votes* %
Sydney Anderson DUP 0 0 0
Joanne Dobson UUP 0 0 0
Sam Gardiner UUP 0 0 0
Harry Hamilton AP Elected 3 0 0
Dolores Kelly SDLP Elected 0 0 0
Colin McCusker UUP Elected 0 0 0
Johnny McGibbon SF Eliminated 1 0 0
Sheila McQuaid AP Eliminated 0 0 0
Stephen Moutray DUP Eliminated 0 0 0
John O’Dowd SF Eliminated 0 0 0
Barbara Trotter UKIP Elected 2 0 0
David Vance TUV Elected 3 0 0
Turnout 42,362 54
Electorate

I LOVE the BBC.

But it’s an error by them!!!! Wanted to post it for posteriority!

One of my Favorites

By Patrick Van Roy On May 6th, 2011 at 5:31 am

The Incompetence that matters

By Patrick Van Roy On May 5th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Besides the circus that Obama’s incompetence has made out of what could have been his administrations best unifying accomplishment, the killing of OBL. That incompetence is just laughable and filler compared to the damage caused by his real incompetence.

“New claims for state jobless benefits rose 43,000 to 474,000, the highest since mid-August, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Economists had expected claims to fall.”

Every week for the last two years over 400,000 NEW unemployment claims have been filed. The U.S. is in the middle of the second great depression. 20.3% of the American workforce is either unemployed or under employed. In the last 2 years the only time the unemployment numbers have droped is when a large group has fallen off the rolls, because their 99 weeks of unemployment have run out.

1 in 7 Americans is on foodstamps. Growth in the food stamp program appeared to reach a plateau in February — with 14.3% of the population relying on the safety net program. The number of food stamp recipients was essentially flat in February, the most recent month available, with 44.2 million Americans receiving benefits, according a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The price of a gallon of gasolene has risen from $1.85 to $4.00 over the last 24 months. 

Dollar tumbles to 3-yr low

NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) – The dollar slumped to a three-year low against major currencies on Wednesday and its outlook darkened further as surprisingly soft economic data underpinned expectations that U.S. interest rates will remain low this year.

The greenback also fell to a record low against the Swiss franc and against the yen fell below 80.50, the lowest level since major central banks intervened to weaken the Japanese currency on March 18.

Even the Mexicans are getting worried

Mexico has quietly purchased nearly 100 tons of gold bullion, as central banks embark on their biggest bullion buying spree in 40 years.

The purchase, reported in monthly data published by Mexico’s central bank, is the latest in a series of large gold buys by emerging market economies intent on diversifying reserves away from the faltering US dollar.

This is the REAL incompetence of President Barry’s Administration. and what is this goofball proposing to do to help alleviate the problem.

The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

The plan is a part of the administration’s Transportation Opportunities Act, an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly

News of the draft follows a March Congressional Budget Office report that supported the idea of taxing drivers based on miles driven.

Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations.

Time for my 2cents worth

By Patrick Van Roy On May 5th, 2011 at 11:13 am

OBL or as I liked to call him, Hasan Ben Sober is Dead Hurrah. As a lot of you know I believed he was killed in the beginning of this war back in the bombing of Tora Bora. Well at least we know he is dead now. Even without proof being displayed, when you see things like the Head Imam of the Al-Aqsa Martyr Mosque demanding revenge on the west, you know he’s dead. By the way that Imam represents the people Cameron is demanding deserve their own state.

All in all the operation was a 90% success, I would say 100% except that we left behind large pieces of one of our new stealth helicopters. It seems the Pakies have already sold the pieces to the Chicoms. As usual the operation performed by the Seals even with the crashed copter was a delightful act of excellence.

So after what can only be called a success, the dealing with a successful military mission is beyond this administrations ability.  Obama had an opportunity to actually have a PR issue that crossed all political lines, but once again his incompetence shines through.  His kowtowing to the Enemy in an attempt not to offend has offended half the U.S. created doubt that we actually got him, and offended half the Muslim world by giving the non-violent Muslims in the world a slap in the face by giving him a religious funeral.  Now mind you this is the same administration that has shown no hesitation to offending it’s own citizens: FLASHBACK: Obama planned release 2,000 pix of prisoner abuse…
 and FLASHBACK: Obama lifts photo ban on U.S. military coffins…  As more and more time goes by Obama’s gross incompetance at management becomes more and more apparent. Obama has gone as far as to even show phoney pictures of OBLs death to our own Senators: UPDATE: Photo proving bin Laden's death to Sen. Brown was faked... Possibly three senators fell for fakes....

It has even come out that the pic that the WH released of all the "Brain Trust" watching the attack in the situation room was staged because the satelight was out of position during the raid, so the 25minutes of the actual fire fight wasn't broadcast and they couldn't have been watching it.

The damage this administration has done, and continues to do to the U.S. grows greater and greater every day. Well only about 18mths until this

I Don’t Care if Osama Was Waving A White Flag and Carrying a Gideon’s Bible.

By Mahons On May 5th, 2011 at 1:52 am

Publish the Osama death photo, in fact, make it a U.S. commerative stamp.  Piss of the Arab Street?  Good.  I got some photos from 9/11 far more awful than a shot to the head.  Screw Osama.  We should never have pretended he deserved a proper Muslim burial, we should have said he deserved to be fish food.  He was responsible for death and injury to thousands of people, not just in the US, but in other nations and continents as well.  Let us stop trying to placate those who will never be placated and only want our deaths.  That rich-boy scraggly-bearded sociopathic towel head got what was coming to him.  I am only sorry he probably did not suffer.  And that is the true meaning of Osamaless, a day which I intend to celebrate every year.

It’s Trump Time

By Patty On May 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Once again we’re facing the frustration of a known document hidden from public view by the Obama Administration. First, it was the long form birth certificate. Now, it’s the bin Laden kill photo.

What to do? What to do?

According to my shameless hero, Rush Limbaugh, the answer is right in front of us:

“Okay, so now what do we do? What do we do? Have we been here before? We have. Recently. A document that nobody doubts exists but would not be released by the regime. There is guidance here. Intelligence guided by experience: One man — one man — has shown the ability to get this regime to produce things it doesn’t want to produce and that man is Donald Trump. It’s time to call Trump. Panetta said they were gonna release the photo. Other elements of the regime said they were gonna release the photo. I mean, Drudge had it 24 hours ago: They were going to release the photo. Maybe Trump could get ’em to release just the short form of the photo. Maybe just the e-mail size. You know, just a couple hundred kilobytes. Not as gory when you blow it up.”