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Are They Really Catholics?

I’m only asking because that guy who inherited his Christianity through his father, Franklin Graham, isn’t so sure that President Obama isn’t a secret Muslim.

I thought Newt and Rick were Catholics.  All the Catholics I work with (and there are more than a few) had ashes on their foreheads today.  Aren’t Catholics supposed to leave the ashes on until they wear off or do both of those guys secretly have one of these?

I’m thinking neither of them did it.

I’m thinking they care about Ash Wednesday about as much as they cared about MLK Jr. Day.

Amazingly, the Republicans Kept Their Own in Line

It probably helped that the conservative SCOTUS people skipped it.  I’m sure they had better things to do.

The old white guys on the channel I was watching immediately complained about taxes.  Sigh.  Poor little old white guys pay more in taxes that most people earn from their labor.  When will this get old?

It’s clear that they only listened to what applied to them.  It’s also clear that they think everyone listening to them are JUST LIKE THEM when it is clear that is not true.

Mitch (Arab) Daniels was just terrible.  I can’t believe that he said that the president’s family was an “example that was needed” or some such.  Oh, really Mitch, given your family issues?  Really?  Perhaps all blacks should follow your model.  ASSHOLE.

A Few Points While Taking a Little Break

I’ve been following the Senate and House as they work through republican whining and obstruction, and I’m actually quite hopeful that they will get through it all.

One interesting article I read this morning came to light through Wikileaks.

Striking resemblances between BP‘s Gulf of Mexico disaster and a little-reported giant gas leak in Azerbaijan experienced by the UK firm 18 months beforehand have emerged from leaked US embassy cables.

The cables reveal that some of BP’s partners in the gas field were upset that the company was so secretive about the incident that it even allegedly withheld information from them. They also say that BP was lucky that it was able to evacuate its 212 workers safely after the incident, which resulted in two fields being shut and output being cut by at least 500,000 barrels a day with production disrupted for months.

Other cables leaked tonight claim that the president of Azerbaijan accused BP of stealing $10bn of oil from his country and using “mild blackmail” to secure the rights to develop vast gas reserves in the Caspian Sea region.

This rings true for me.  Many of my students — particularly those from Western African nations — complain about the tactics oil companies use to extract their resources.  The countries always get the raw end of the deal and the oil companies make a killing.

Meanwhile, upstanding Senator David Vitter is using an old tactic to screw with the administration.

Sen. David Vitter, R- La., said in a letter to PresidentBarack Obama that he was putting a “hold” on the nomination of Dr. Scott Doney for chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He first wants answers to the tough new policy on offshore drilling announced earlier this month.

It’s sort of like hostage taking, isn’t it?

Perhaps there is some link between the two article?  I tend to side with the administration on this and not either of Louisiana’s senators.

Interior Department spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said Vitter action was “posturing.”

“No amount of political pressure is going to weaken our commitment to delivering strong oversight, strong safety standards and clear rules of the road for offshore oil and gas production,” Barkoff said. Interior says the inspector general’s report was an editing mistake and not an issue of wrongdoing or scientific integrity.

 

 

 

 

Michael Berry’s Choices

First off, there is this thing called plagiarism.  Michael Berry did that today.  You know that he did it purposefully because at the beginning of his show, he cited the source that he read from.  (And my GOD Michale Berry, STOP READING ON THE AIR.  You are not very good at it.)

At the bitter end of his last hour on KPRC, Michale Berry gratuitously recounted the story of a teenage suicide.  He used it for his own political advantage.  You know that Michale Berry is on the side of the bullies.  So, he read this without citation to his audience.

The Virginia boy, 16, a third-year student at the prestigious and private Groton School, was accused, along with two other boys, of harassing another student about his sexuality, according to his father, Walter Perkins. His father said he was told to come get Hunter immediately.

Within a week, Hunter Perkins would be dead.

Hunter’s father, Walter Perkins, of Chantilly, Va., said he drove 10 hours overnight to pick up his son Oct. 6 from the school’s infirmary.

Perkins said he was told his son would likely be expelled, and he was encouraged to have his son withdraw from school instead. Police were investigating. He took his son home.

The next five days would be hell for the Perkins family. Walter Perkins said he was angry with his son and the damage he had done to his future by allegedly joining with two other boys to create demeaning comics about another student.

He was trying to find another school for his son, and encouraged his son to leave Groton School, but Hunter wanted to fight any efforts to expel him. Walter Perkins said his son claimed many other students behaved the same way, and that he was being singled out.

You can listen to the whole thing or read it.  Either way, Michale Berry was being a little bitch.

Of course, there is more to the story.  It seems that the boy who killed himself might have been wrongly accused.   But that wouldn’t stop a culture warrior like Michale Berry:

The father of one of the alleged bullies told Team Five Investigates the Groton School incident involved three students, including his 16 year-old-son, Hunter Perkins, and targeted a classmate in a sexual and homophobic way.”He either doctored a photograph or put a cartoon bubble on it,” said Walter Perkins. “He said his roommate e-mailed them out. He had no idea the kid was going to do that.”

Is there no low?  Is there no bottom that Michael Berry can find?  I won’t even go into the Shelby Steele editorial Berry read today or the parodies he played.  Today Michale Berry used a teenager’s death to make his marginal point.  And looking a little closer at it, he used a partisan source.
But Michale Berry is a tough guy.  He stopped the sanctuary city policy while a city councilman.  He served in the US military in Iraq or Afghanistan.  He’s patrolled the streets of this great city.  He has 30 illegals living next door to him.  He fired a woman he never hired for being pregnant.  He rented to drug dealers and prostitutes.  (Maybe he still is.)  He adopted out of country so his kid will never know and will never be able to find his parents’ family.
Michale Berry is a true joy :)

Do you See Yourself Here?

I don’t.

Surprise Surprise (Gomer Pyle voice)

Sarah Palin goes apeshit when some rumor comes out that Rahm Emanuel called something RETARDED.

Dr. (naked, home-wrecker) Laura says the n-word 11 times on the air spitefully to an African American woman who had called her for advice?  That’s okDon’t retreat!  Reload and defend your 1st Amendment rights, Dr. (naked, home-wrecker and Palin criticizer) Laura!  You rock!

There’s a simple explanation for Palin’s actions: no one in her family is black.

See Dick Cheney re: gay rights.

Compare and Contrast

I just checked Kathleen’s (AKA Texassparkle & Ringwingsparkle) blog at the Houston Chronicle and noticed that John of By the Bayou (and who used to also blog at the Chronicle) had left a comment on Kathleen’s whiny post about Hispanics (go read it if you want, it’s her standard myopic screed).

Compare her “comments policy” with her response to John’s comment at April 10, 2009 10:26 PM (Kathleen inserts her comments in italics inside of others’ comments — because she is too lazy to post a separate comment).

Her “policy”:

Since I have been blogging for quite a while now, I have developed a thick skin with unseemly comments, but I have also decided that there is no reason to publish comments that are uncivil, rude, crude, or otherwise unacceptable.

Cussing and personal insults will not be allowed on my blog. If all you wish to do is blather on about how much you hate this President or any other candidates for President, whether they are Democrat or Republican, then please find somewhere else to do it. I like reasonable debate. If you disagree with me then disagree. But try to act like you would if you were speaking to me in person. I doubt you would use the same kind of language. I also dislike bringing in other topics in the comment section that do not reflect anything in the actual post. There is also no reason to make an argument being smug or sarcastic. I gave a lot of leeway in comments so far, but I won’t from now on. So don’t waste your time typing a comment that I won’t publish. Ask yourself if you would say to a stranger’s face what you are typing. If not, then don’t type it.

I am not an objective reporter. I don’t pretend to be. My original blog is named “Rightwingsparkle.” That gives you a pretty clear view of my political beliefs. Even though I am conservative, I feel I am also fair in my views. At least I try to be.

I will try to be respectful and I ask you to be as well.

And what she said to John:

Hispanic voters didn’t abandon the GOP because the party “seemed” racist, they abandoned it because GOP politicians consciously stirred up some of the most ugly racism I’ve seen in this country in my adult life. And that’s why the GOP is not a “natural fit” for Hispanic voters.

*Note: I’m glad you can speak for Hispanics. Seems like most here don’t agree with you. Mainly because you don’t have a clue. GOP politicians in NO WAY stirred up racism. That is in your own biased mind. -TexasSparkle

I laughed out loud when I read, “They are pro-family, pro-life, religious, entrepreneurial, and value oriented.” That’s why a lot of us are Democrats; we think it strengthens families to be treated equally, have jobs, and have access to health care. We think it’s good for a religiously diverse country to have a secular government, so no religion has preference. Speaking as someone who has owned his own business, I prefer to do that in a society where the government takes responsibility for physical infrastructure and keeping the financial system functioning in a transparent way.

*note: I laughed at loud at that entire paragraph. You don’t want ” religiously diverse,” you want NO religious at ALL. No one wants a “prefrence in religion,” We just want a place at the table. Because heaven forbid someone remind you of how selfish humans are. Transparent??? What a joke!! You mean like when Obama promised to have bills on online for five days before signing them and did no such thing? Access to healthcare? Why don’t you mosey on over to Canada and see how quickly you get that heart bypass. There is a reason the one who can afford it come to the U.S. for that kind of care. Look at Canada and see what Obama wants for us here.-TexasSparkle

By the way, can you tell me who in the US is against families? I know “pro family” is usually the polite way to say “anti-gay,” because of course gay people don’t have families – we hatch from eggs and reproduce by mitosis, I suppose.

*note: Let me tell you what being against gays is about. In Iran, the country Obama would like to “have talks” with, they HANG gays from cranes in the middle of the city. It is CONSERVATIVES that fight against the monster in your back yard mister. Not the liberals. And if it EVER comes down to it and you are targeted, it will be the conservative hiding your a** and protecting you with “our right to bear arms.” Maybe some don’t agree with a gay lifestyle, but we all believe in the freedom to do as you wish. THAT IS WHAT WE FIGHT FOR. Your side will NEVER FIGHT for that. That is what you don’t get and will never get.-TexasSparkle

Sigh.

I think you’re right that Bush had a sensible, moderate approach to immigration; I was very supportive of him (& wrote about that on my blog here). Sensible, moderate policies really didn’t have a home in his party, though. It’s too bad; I wish he’d been more successful on that front.

*note: Really? The same Pres. Bush that your side denigrated and lied about for 8 yrs. That showed NO respect for and tore down every chance they got? That one? Give me a break. Pathetic.-TexasSparkle

There’s a word for this.