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I HAVE MOVED
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OK, I lied. Round The Reader won't be late. Surprisingly enough, I made it up out of bed very early this morning. So here it is for October 15, 2005, Round The Reader:
First of all if it were up to me, I would expel all embedded reporters from the war zone. Despite the egos of our journalist class, our latest enemy's bullets don't swerve around people with press credentials. Especially with political correctness removing the word “terrorist” from certain press outlet spell checks, getting agenda-driven news off the air is essential.
Let's face it, this entire kerfuffle is much less about Harriet Miers than it is about egos of the people criticizing the nominee.
Uh, no Moonbat Masquerade tonight folks. There were no brave souls tonight offering up their comments....so...
This is all Beth's fault by the way....
|You Are 30 Years Old|
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
|Your Hair Should Be White|
Classy, stylish, and eloquent.
You've got a way about you that floors everyone you meet.
|Slow and Steady|
Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.
They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.
It'd really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment.
They expect you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then usually decide against it.
|Your Seduction Style: Fantasy Lover|
You know that ideal love that each of us dreams of from childhood? That's you!
Not because you posess all of the ideal characteristics, but because you are a savvy shape shifter.
You have the uncanny ability to detect someone's particular fantasy... and make it you.
You inspire each person to be an idealist and passionate, and you make each moment memorable
Even a simple coffee date with you can be the most romantic moment of someone's life
By giving your date exactly what he or she desires, you quickly become the ideal lover.
Your abilities to make dreams come true is so strong, that you are often the love of many people's lives.
Your ex's (and even people you have simply met or been friends with) long to be yours.
No doubt you are the one others have dreamed of... your biggest challenge is finding *your* dream lover.
|Your World View|
You are a moralist with conventional ideas, which some people would call old-fashioned.
You probably think that most of the world falls badly below your standards.
Your inhibitions and sense of guilt are in the way of your happiness.
You think that people tend to use sex for evil, as a weapon.
Your parents probably played a big part in the formation of such a guilt complex as yours.
Your mind is in chains, and it's time you did something to free it.
|Your Hidden Talent|
You're super sensitive and easily able to understand situations.
You tend to solve complex problems in a flash, without needing a lot of facts.
Decision making is easy for you. You have killer intuition.
The right path is always clear, and you're a bit of a visionary.
|What Your Sleeping Position Says|
You have a passion for everything - including sleeping.
Outgoing and brash, you tend to still shock those who know you well.
You tend to be selfish. You are the most likely type to hog the covers.
You gravitate toward comfort and don't like extreme situations.
I have warned them. They have seen my destruction before my friend. I have even made them participate in my "evil plan" for peace. It is I who has the last word and my actions have been made known. Just two weeks ago my whirlwind devastation took place, purging man-acquired tokens of superficial quality that seemingly established itself around the domain permanently. They know of what I can do to them, yet they go on about their business not giving a care to the world.
First, our regular Cotillion Tuesday is hosted by North American Patriot. And a fine job she has done, for being a virgin! ;-) Thank you.
Please vote over in the sidebar. You may PICK MORE THAN ONE, but don’t be ridiculous and click every single one, OK?
Next Tuesday, we will have FINALISTS, at which point you can vote again. This vote, again, is for the FINALISTS. Get it? Next Tuesday, you’ll be doing the final vote for King of Cotillion!
Blogger Babes, please tell your readers to come over and vote! The polls will be up at multiple Cotillion blogs, so if it’s not at your favorite one, come back here (of course, I am your favorite anyway, right???)
The prize: Bragging rights, massive and multiple linky love, and what the hell, I’ll toss in a free Blogad for two weeks if you want it.
Voting this week ENDS SUNDAY NIGHT around midnight (CST) or something. I keep stupid hours, so it could be 4am, for all I know.
Christians! You can take back your state, county, city. Stand up and be heard and run the ACLU out of your town. There is hope after all. Check out this article I found at AL.com. Yeah, let's hear it for the south!
Let's Bow Our Heads' Illegal, Yet Common
Fear of ostracism often silences voices of challengers to resilient tradition
Monday, October 10, 2005
News staff writer
In this state that birthed the 1997 federal court ban on stadium-wide prayer at high school football games, some Alabama public schools still openly violate the law by allowing students or ministers to pray over stadium public address systems.
Much to the chagrin of the American Civil Liberties Union - the organization that brought the original lawsuit against DeKalb County Schools in 1996 - it's a practice that ACLU officials admit they are virtually powerless to stop.
While most school administrators in Alabama replaced pre-game prayers with moments of silence following the 1997 ruling, a smattering of Alabama high schools have continued prayers over the public address system and almost dare anyone to try to stop them.
"When a woman in Brewton stepped forward and was supportive of us in the Ten Commandments case, her business literally dried up and she was literally forced to leave town. Most people can't afford to do that.
Backed by community support and often by community demands, some school officials are reluctant to halt stadium-wide prayer prior to high school football games though they know they are violating federal law.
"I know what the courts said," said first-year Etowah High principal John Serafino, who inherited a school that has never stopped allowing students to conduct a prayer over the stadium intercom prior to all Etowah High football games. "We choose to go by community standards.
"Religion and football go hand-in-hand in this state. A prayer before a football game is part of Southern sports.[....]
This kind of shit just kills me. The ACLU has an affiliate site/blog up titled, "Take Issue, Take Charge" and their latest crusade is "protecting your reproductive freedom" which is such a joke to me because they say the Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Curricula is DANGEROUS! Yes, that's right, they said DANGEROUS!
According to a recent report prepared for Representative Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), many abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula used by federally funded programs contain false and misleading information and perpetuate harmful stereotypes. Perhaps most alarmingly, these curricula misrepresent the effectiveness of contraceptives by vastly understating the effectiveness of condoms at protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and preventing unintended pregnancy. Such misinformation is particularly alarming given that each year in the United States, nearly 9.1 million 15-24 year olds are infected with an STD and more than 800,000 15-19 year olds become pregnant.
ACLU affiliates in 18 states called on local officials to keep unsafe abstinence-only-until-marriage programs out of the classroom.
“For too long the federal government has funded abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula that are based on ideology and religion rather than science,” said Jennifer McAllister-Nevins, State Strategies Attorney for the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project and Not In My State campaign coordinator.
In addition, many of these programs promote gender stereotypes, discriminate against gay and lesbian youth and all too often proselytize on the public’s dime.There you have it, not only are they anti-christian but they are anti-heterosexual.
Found a wonderful post over at The Cotillion. It's about something I have been thinking and wanting to blog about. But, The American Princess always says it better.
No matter how hard Dean tries to make-over his image, he will always have Cindy. Just poking around on the DNC site I found Dean's thoughts on meeting with Cindy Sheehan.
She is a delightful person. She had not a drop of holier than thou zealotry. She is unpretentious and very clear. All this I expected, given the terrible sacrifice she has made, and her willingness to speak out.
Here's something for you to do today if you are bored out of your mind. Tell Howard Dean what you think. On second thought.....
The kids are off on Fall Break this week. I swear I still don't understand the meaning of this "fall break" here in the south; it is the ONE thing I can't stand down here in Alabama. Makes no sense to me to have this "fall break", it serves no purpose whatsoever and it is stupid! And yes you are damned skippy I can sit here and complain about it because when the school board put this out here to the parents for a discussion and vote you know I spoke my mind AND VOTED AGAINST IT! But I digress...
And now for something completely different.
Marzipan is a paste made with ground almonds and sugar. It can be moulded into almost any shape you want, the shape is then sculpted and painted. The result is an edible decorative item.
Well, thank God for Round the Reader making me get back into blogworld. I have not been into this thing lately. I have been disgusted of late with all the CRAP going on.
Personally I have found the sniping of conservatives downright embarrassing. I could never be a part of Washington, because I would just start beating the crap out of people.
Well crap, I guess I need to start numbering these suckers, don't I? I think this is issue number 3 of the masquerade but I am not sure. Let's just say it is, OK?
The cease and desist letter sent by Keillor's lawyers demanded that MNspeak stop unfairly using and re-selling Garrison's used panties, for an unconscionable low mark-up on E-Bay, misleadingly identifying him as a "ho" and the return all remaining unused merchandise.