Thursday, October 16, 2008

Comic Relief


A frightening look at this election

It takes Al Jazeera's English language unit to show the vitriol and pure hatefulness of some people in this country. Our "news" networks are either afraid, unwilling or complicit in not airing what I am sure is heard in many more places than in this place in Ohio. The people in this piece who are saying these false, unfounded, and simply racist things are just very stupid, uninformed bigots. If one of those people were my relative I would sit them down and say "shame on you".


Palin: "Real Americans Don't Apologize

From Firedoglake:

Palin: Real Americans Don’t Apologize

By: Blue Texan Thursday October 16, 2008 10:32 am

That Sarah Palin really stuck it to the blame-America first crowd today.

"It sure would be nice if, just once, Barack Obama said he wants America to win," she said, as the crowd cheered.

"We are always proud to be Americans, and we don't apologize for being Americans," Palin added later.

Hell yeah! You tell 'em, Sarah! Only America-hating liberal commie wusses apologize for America. Real 'Mericans are always -- always -- proud of America and don't got nothin' to be sorry about.


A week after the release of photographs showing American soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners, President Bush apologized for the abuse for the first time yesterday and called the revelations "a stain on our country's honor and our country's reputation."


After US army’s prompt apologies for shooting of the Quran by a US soldier stationed in Iraq failed to calm down this potentially explosive situation, President George Bush has stepped in and offered apology to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.


President Bush apologized Friday for the shoddy conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and promised during a visit to the facility for war veterans that "we're going to fix the problem."


President George W. Bush apologized to the Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, on Thursday for the killing of an Egyptian vendor when a cargo ship chartered by the United States opened fire on his small boat near the Suez Canal on Monday in an incident that has enraged Egyptians.


President Bush apologized today for the deaths of two Korean girls hit by a United States military vehicle in June, an incident that has led to angry anti-American demonstrations.


U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, visiting Afghanistan Wednesday, apologized for the deaths of Afghan citizens from recent U.S. and allied airstrikes.


U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld apologized and took responsibility for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers.


In 1988, Ronald Reagan apologized to Japanese-Americans placed in internment camps during World War II.

Why wasn't Ronald Reagan always proud of America?


Hillary says Obama is "Three for Three" in debate

An excellent Obama ad!

Using some clips from last night's debate. The Obama team sure has their $hit together!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Philadelphia Philly Matt Stairs Enjoys His Home Run Reward

Matt Stairs, who joined the Phillies on August 30 just in time for post-season play, had this to say after his 8th-inning two-run, pinch-hit homer against the Dodgers:

"You want to get that one big hit where you feel like you’re part of the team … not that I don’t feel like I’m part of the team, by no means, but when you get that nice celebration coming into the dugout and you’re getting your ass hammered by guys, it’s no better feeling than to have that done."

Am I missing something here?

Filthy Knuckle-dragger

It really amazes me when I see the level of stupidity in America today. As a friend, who is a card-carrying Conservative, once said to me (and I will paraphrase here) "We license people to drive, cut hair," massage, and even install electric lights in our homes, "but any racist, uninformed, bigoted fool" that can get him/her self out of their sheet and hood to get to the polls "can vote."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Heading off to Oktoberfest

In the garden at Hedge House before we leave for Oktoberfest in Sandwich.