Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
You may have noticed ads on my blog. I am testing out AdSense from Google to see if a normal (you'll forgive the assumption) person like me can make any change from these ads. When you have finished looking through FHP please take a moment or two to click on the ads and then go to the next page in your "journey". I'd appreciate it and I will let you know what the results are.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Yesterday, Fox News claimed that President Obama's Wikipedia entry was being edited to take out all the important "facts" of his controversial past and mysterious birth. The source of this story? WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein, so you know it was double-dipped in truthiness.
Wired then looked into exactly what was being edited in the entry and made a interesting discovery.
Klein found it particularly alarming that a Wikipedia user called "Jerusalem21" was recently hit with a three-day wiki-suspension after twice posting the neutral and encyclopedic fact that there are "some doubts about whether Obama was born in the U.S. "
So who is this poor mistreated seeker after the truth, "Jerusalem21?"
Curiously, it turns out that Jerusalem21, whoever he or she might be, has only worked on one other Wikipedia entry since the account was created, notes ConWebWatch. That's Aaron Klein's entry, which Jerusalem21 created in 2006, and has edited 37 times.
Klein, who serves as WND's Jerusalem bureau chief, did not immediate respond to an e-mail Monday.
Klein repeatedly inserts lunatic ravings into Obama's entry, gets himself banned from Wikipedia, reports his "concern" about this horrible mistreatment of an unknown user, and Fox dutifully serves it as news.
Why bother to distort real news when you can just make up your own?
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Daniel Button, Editor and Lawmaker dead at 91
Daniel E. Button, a former member of Congress, newspaper editor and author, died here on Saturday. He was 91.
The cause was a respiratory ailment, his daughter Nancy Button Nathan said.
As executive editor of The Times Union in the 1960s, Button challenged Albany’s Democratic machine, which was headed by Erastus Corning and Daniel O’Connell.He was elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican in a heavily Democratic district in 1966 and served two terms. He ran unsuccessfully for a third term as an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War in 1970.
You may (or may not) remember McHenry's contretemps with Rep. Barney Frank on the floor of the House when Barney had to (figuratively) smack down the little weasel because he was either too stupid or too foolish to know the rules of the House. It's a gem!
GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry, a key player in helping craft the Republican message, has offered an unusually blunt description of the Republican strategy right now.
McHenry’s description is buried in this new article from National Journal (sub. only):
"We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010," said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., an outspoken conservative who has participated on the GOP message teams. "Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint."
McHenry’s spokesperson, Brock McCleary, tells me his boss is standing by the quote.
McHenry’s description of his party’s goal — to “bring down approval numbers” for Nancy Pelosi and House Dems — is being much talked about today among Congressional Dems. It’s likely that Dems will grab on to the quote today to bolster their charge that Congressional Republicans aren’t interested in playing a constructive role in governing and see their hope for political revival in the eventual failure of the Democratic majority’s policies.
Iron Chef Cat Cora has announced that she (l) and her wife Jennifer (r) are both pregnant! From Huffington Post:
"Iron Chef America" star Cat Cora (l) and her wife Jennifer Cora (r) are both pregnant, she announced. Both are expecting boys, which will double their brood. They are already parents to older boys, Caje, 22 months and Zoran, 5, from the same donor as the two who are coming.
On her MySpace blog, Cat posted the following message:
"Iron Chef's Cat Cora has a bigger surprise than the unveiling of her secret ingredient on her hit Food Network show; She's expecting her third--and fourth--sons! "It's really crazy!" the chef, 41, tells OK! Most unusual, Cat will give birth three months after her partner, Jennifer Cora, 37. "We decided that having them a year apart is harder than having kids as infants together," Cat says of their planned pregnancies. Their four children have the same sperm donor but Cat says," [Jennifer] carried my embryo amd [sic] I carried hers. It's like surrogating, but obviously all of our kids are equal."
Monday, March 09, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Nasty story. Fortunately, the state handled it well. Well, they apparently didn't handle it well when they were first informed of the problem - it took a third person to tell them that they too were offended before the state felt they "had" to act.
Dunkley and his father, Daniel Reddy, who live in Tulsa, went to Broken Arrow on Tuesday night for a hunter safety course normally required to get an Oklahoma hunting license....
But when father and son arrived at the lesson, the volunteer instructor, Kell Wolf, asked if any of the students voted for President Barack Obama.
Reddy, a transplanted Californian — and former Marine — raised his hand.
According to Reddy and others in the room, Wolf called Obama "the next thing to the Antichrist" and ordered Reddy and Dunkley from the room. When Reddy refused, Wolf said he would not teach "liberals" and would cancel the course if Reddy didn't leave.
So Reddy and Dunkley left, as did a few others.Read the rest of the story. The state was appropriately outraged AFTER a third person complained. It would have been nice had the state of Oklahoma done something when they were first informed of their state employees violating the constitutional rights of their citizens.