That’s what he is aiming for.
That’s what he is aiming for.
. . . that make me happy.
First, the bad son next door was booted out by the larger family after the old man — my friend — was found down by the bayou in the wee hours of the morning by cops. Last straw, as it were. I was so relieved when I heard the news. Yesterday evening, a couple of family members took the old guy out for a walk. He was clean and well dressed, cared for, unlike how the bad son had treated him. It was good to see.
The mommy kitten has returned. I hope she stays around. The three girls who are left seem much happier since the fence went in. No their only trouble is the crazy squirrels. If Tilly ever caught one, I don’t know what she would do with it. I doubt she ever will because Baby Girl always joins in late and is not a very good hunter and ruins it all.
I planted lettuce from seeds I collected from the last crop. It’s all in the new-ish bed left from the fence experience. I’ve got mint and onion seeds incubating inside.
The PBS series Prohibition is very good.
Republicans are getting all race-y in their in-fighting. They can try to hang this on the press or the president, but I think they are going to piss a lot of people off.
It’s a well worn refrain with Republicans these days, these days since President Obama was elected.
Why is it then that that this focus always falls on African-Americans? It is the excuse given by all of talk radio from Limbaugh on down to the morning Joes we have here in Houston. Dick Cheney took particular aim at two people in his book — the only two African-Americans in Bush’s cabinet.
Draw your own conclusions. I’ve drawn mine.
The most recent polls on teabaggers show that only 12%, or maybe 25% claim to be them. Of course, a large number of these people seem to reside in the greater Houston area: Kevin Whited, Cory, that fat guy, King Street Patriots, Michael Berry, KTRH, KPRC radio. Joe PagLIARulo is in San Antonio, which is a satellite for the baggers.
AM radio’s listenership is down, much like support for the teabaggers.
With the Republicans fighting over 12% of the electorate, that seems to leave about 88% for President Obama.
The new Israeli-American President said today:
So if Israel simply walked out of the territories, the flow of weapons into a future Palestinian state would be unchecked. And missiles fired from it could reach virtually every home in Israel in less than a minute.
I want you to think about that, too. Imagine there’s a siren going on now, and we have less than 60 seconds to find shelter from an incoming rocket.
Would you live that way? Do you think anybody can live that way?
Well, we’re not going to live that way, either.
Our New Israeli-American President doesn’t understand what is happening in the country right now. More Americans have died in the current turbulent weather and in Iraq and Afghanistan than have Israelis from anything, what ever the source. And yet, ALL, I repeat ALL of our politicians, except for President Obama, applauded this bully. I can’t understand it. At all. I am so disappointed I can’t even express it.
More? You want more? Our new Israeli President had this to say:
So it’s therefore vital, absolutely vital, that a Palestinian state be fully demilitarized.
And it’s vital, absolutely vital, that Israel maintain a long-term military presence along the Jordan River.
Ah yes, President Bibi, you have nuclear weapons, and other nations cannot have those same nuclear weapons. NOT A SINGLE ONE. They have lived with your having the bomb and selling it to your friends — the apartheid South Africans — and outside of the regulation regimes — for many many years now.
The Palestinians must be demilitarized? Why? So you can crush them all with your bulldozers and heavy equipment and your nukes paid for with my tax dollars?
I think not.
I am with the president (Obama) on this. I don’t really care about the plight of American Jews going to Israel and calling our president a nigger.
Mercy, can we have a top of the news story that isn’t about an idiot old white guy and 49 or so of his cohorts? I think the news here in warm Houston will be more and more about Boomers and their problems. No, I’m not talking about the poor man who was tied up for three days. That wasn’t the lead story. It was some poor old white male boomer who paid a bill that wasn’t a bill . . . because he couldn’t figure out it wasn’t a bill.
I got the same thing in the mail. It was easy to figure out. I don’t even know the name of the city councilperson who apologized, but of course that was political . . . pandering to the idiot factor.
In other splash news, Chris Baker claimed credit for the Rick Perry buzz started yesterday. “Reportedly” Perry is waiting to be “summoned” to run for president. This sounds much like W holding court and receiving people before he ran. An example:
Tuesday, it was the ambassador and the foreign minister of Qatar, an oil-rich Arab nation, who dropped by to chat with Mr. Bush.
“A courtesy call,” the Republican governor said Tuesday. “Nothing specific.”
Mr. Bush, a front-runner in some polls for the 2000 GOP presidential nomination, has seen an escalating stream of national and international visitors in recent months.
“The speculation seems to have caused more governments to send their ambassadors my way,” he said.
While Mr. Bush is a hot property among some Republicans who want him to run, he insists he hasn’t decided whether to seek the presidency. A decision on whether he will form an exploratory committee is expected at the beginning of March, Bush associates say.
Also visiting Tuesday was former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He stopped by the governor’s Capitol office and then watched from the House gallery as Mr. Bush addressed a joint session of the Legislature at a ceremony honoring the military.
Mr. Mulroney led Canada’s Parliament at the same time the governor’s father was in the White House. Monday night, Mr. Mulroney was in Houston where he had dinner with former President George and Barbara Bush.
The governor said Tuesday that he and Mr. Mulroney had talked politics, but Mr. Bush declined to say whether the former prime minister had urged him to seek the presidency.
“We talked generally,” said Mr. Bush. “He believes that it’s important for the Republican Party to unify. He’s worried that the party would tend to shatter on certain issues as opposed to unify on issues.”
Last week, Mr. Bush was visited by Britain’s Conservative Party leader, William Hague. And last month, Argentine President Carlo Menem came to Austin, where he and the governor got together on a local golf course.
The Qatar delegation Tuesday was the foreign minister, Sheik Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, and the ambassador, Saad M. Al-Kobaisi.
In addition to international guests, legislative delegations from New Jersey and Iowa have come to Austin in recent weeks to discuss the prospects of a Bush presidential bid.
Oh fuck, my Michael Berry Blast is “SJL riding a bicycle.”
So some company — awnings which are notorious for leaking — decided to get MB to do a teevee commercial for them. I’m sure Tom Tynan is laughing his ass off. I sure am.