Archive for February, 2007

Just Do It?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Let’s face it.

We humans are decision-making animals.

How many toppings on the pizza tonight?
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To watch American Idol or the documentary on the History Channel..Hmm.

What color do I want my hair this year, this week…today.

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What to wear..what to wear…what to wear…

Which runs to ski…the intermediate or the expert?..Yikes.

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Peer Pressure.
How much do we wish to maintain our own “identity” and how much do we long to “fit in with the group.”

Did ya ever have friends or family try to convince you to doing something that ya don’t want to do. Or perhaps, you just thought you didn’t want to…or maybe deep down..ya really did want to..or ..or….

What if ya cave in due to good ole “peer pressure”?

Is there such as thing as “good” peer pressure?

Seems like many family members and friends have this er…propensity.. to think that they know what is best for ya, and sometimes they offer their opinions and nudgings whether they’re wanted or not.

Good peer pressure seems to work when family or friends convince you not to do something you were going to do because it truly wasn’t in your best interest after all, or to do something ya simply lacked the confidence and courage to do.

But why do we “give in” to these gentle or not so gentle proddings?

Is it because..
we want to be liked..
we want to “fit in”..
we worry that we might be made fun of if we don’t go along with the “group”…

Or could it be that we are genuinely curious to try something new that the gang is doing…or did we need that extra cajoling and gentle elbowing…

I used to be the hot dog of the fam and blaze the trail down all the Expert Trails no matter what mountain we were on, or how steep.

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Got injured a few times..(not only skiing mind you!) ..and became a tad more cautious in recent years.

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Well, seems like the ski boot is on the other foot and the fam is now pokin and jabbin at me to do the (scarey), steeeeeeeeep, expert trails.

O.K. I caved in and did some t’day.

Whooooooooooooooosh!
Thank the good Lord, I lived to tell the tale. Heh.

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Can peer pressure sometimes be good?
Heck yea.

What say y’all bout it……..
Are ya pulling the strings of your own life..or are ya lettin others “nudge” you in certain directions.

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HeH

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

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Some guy bought a new fridge for his house.
To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard
and hung a sign on it saying: “Free to good home.
You want it, you take it.

For three days the fridge sat there without even one
person looking twice at it.

He eventually decided that people were too untrusting of
this deal.
It looked to good to be true, so he changed the sign to
read:

“Fridge for sale $50.”

The next day someone stole it.

Caution…
They Walk Among Us and They Vote
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Guard the Borders Blogburst

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Please scroll down for my new posts. :)

Sutton Withheld Exculpatory Evidence In Border Patrol Trial
By Darnell McGavock of Independent Conservative

As far as major finds in how badly the case of former US Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean was not only messed up, but intentionally tipped towards their conviction, legal experts say this is the biggest!

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Ayaan Dukes it out ..and WinS

Monday, February 26th, 2007

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is probably the most measured and rational critic of Izlam. An iron fist…in a velvet glove.


Check it out till the very end my friends..
If you can stomach Maher and that Issa guy …

As for Maher..
He lashes out at the “Old Testament God” calling him a psychopath.
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Then he goes on to call Noah a Jew…lol..Well, that kind of ignorance is just funny.

‘Course he couldn’t even allude to the violent strain in Izlam without adding his ignorant rant that Judaism and undoubtedly, Christianity are also founded on violence. Rright. at-wits-end.gif


Then along comes Issa.
There’s “no evidence” of radical Izlam in the “Palestinian Territories.” (whatever those are…)

“Christians and Mus–lims have lived side by side for thousands of years in peace.” – Darrell Issa

Uh. Yea.
Perhaps he missed the entire history of Jewish and Christian dhimmi-tude and er.. this………
Bethlehem’s Christian Exodus

Pssst…Issa..
Israel is the only country in the Middle East where the Christian population is actually rising.

Hmmmmmmm.

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May God bless Ayaan and keep her safe.

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WomenS Loss of ModestY

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Clothes define people.

A person’s clothing, be it a suit, pair of jeans, bikini or a modest head to toe covering is a critical element of his or her culture, class, personality, society and religion.

For women, fashion has always followed a pattern of varying erogenous zones by insisting that some feature of the woman’s body be revealed or exaggerated so as to draw attention to it and in so doing…… attract ..men.

Changing fashions for women reveal the political as well as social climate of the period.

Universally, women have been duty bound to go to extreme lengths to be considered fashionable and to fit specific beauty “ideals” of a given culture.

What became known as the “Hour Glass figure”, was an absolute must in the Victorian era, hence the corset, which artificially constricted a woman’s waist by being laced as tightly as she could possibly handle.

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No matter that it caused difficulty breathing, problems with digestion, impaired mobility or in some cases even broken or deformed ribs or displaced internal organs.

Small price for beauty eh.

The “bustle”, a mass of material draped in a big puff at the woman’s back. Sometimes long and extended ” trains” were then attached to the bustle.

No matter if merely walking down the street became a chore.

Small price for beauty eh.

The stunning neck.

The Padaung tribe of Burma considered a long neck beautiful. About
age 5, girls were introduced to the first neck ring. As they grew, rings
were added. Their shoulders were pushed down, making the neck look
longer.
Neck Stretching
A woman wore up to twenty pounds of rings on her neck and even more on her calves…


A fully stretched neck was between 10-15″ long.. A woman could not drink from a cup, because tipping her head back would overbalance her and she would fall! She could only drink from a straw. And forget looking at the sky.. If a woman offended her tribe, her
rings were cut off and she would choke to death, unless someone held her head up…
To see an animation of the “stretch”

Small price to pay for beauty eh.

Chinese Foot binding.

So exactly what is foot binding?

In a nutshell it was an attempt to stop the growth of the feet. It usually began somewhere between the ages of four and seven. Possibly even later if the family was poor and needed their daughter to do work around the house or farm.

A bandage, ten feet long and two inches wide was wrapped tightly around thc foot, forcing the four small toes under the sole of the foot. This made the feet narrower but at the same time it made the feet shorter because it also forced the big toe and the heel closer together by bowing the arch of the foot. The bandage was tightened each day and the girl was put into progressively smaller and smaller sized shoes.

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The entire process usually took about two years at the end of which the feet were essentially dead and utterly useless. Binding the feet was the easy part, being bent so out of shape the feet required lots of core. Thc feet had to be washed and manicured on a daily basis. If they weren’t manicured properly the toe nails could cut into the instep and infection could set in. If the bindings were too tight they could cut off circulation which could lead to gangrene and blood poisoning.

The feet had to be massaged and given hot and cold compresses to help relieve the pain and help improve circulation. If all this isn’t bad enough, corns would develop on the toes that were bent under and would have to be cut off with a knife. But wait.. It gets worse..

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With the lack of circulation flesh would rot and fall off and sometimes the toes would ooze pus. The pain was said to have been excruciating especially if this process was begun at a later age. The ideal foot would fit into a shoe only three to four inches long.

A Chinese saying says, “Every pair of small feet costs a bath (kang) of tears”. It is difficult to imagine the suffering that these women had to endure.

Small price to pay for beauty eh.

Mursai Lips.
Mursi land is in southern Ethiopia….
The women wear large lip ornaments made of clay or wood. They share this unusual custom with the Kayapo natives of the Brazilian Amazon…

At puberty, the girl’s bottom lip is pierced and a small wooden or clay plate is inserted. They gradually increase the size of the plate, year by year, until it reaches a dramatic 10 inches in diameter.

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The size of the disk sets the price of the young woman’s dowry. The larger the disk, the more cattle her family will receive from the groom’s family. As many as 50 heads of cattle will be paid to marry the girl with the largest disk.

Have we ceased and desisted the torture.
Hardly.

Women are now indoctrinated by the advertising media that they are celebrating themselves, and their social group by trying to heighten the sexual allure in what they wear or “don’t wear.”

Miniskirts and bikinis women are told are for the bold and the beautiful. The more skin a girl or woman reveals, the more “guts” and self confidence she has.

Thin became in to the tune of millions suffering from anorexia and bulemia, some as young as 6 years old.

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Wrinkles and natural body fat became evil and taboo to the tune of millions of invasive cosmetic surgeries and procedures being performed hourly.

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Low-rise jeans exposing girls’ and womens’ stomachs, cleavage being flaunted, even in the workplace, the exposure of undergarments and buttocks accompanied with 7 inch stiletto heels.
Clothes ones reserved for prostitutes.

Women relinquish the honor they inherently have as human beings created in the image of God when they encourage men to see them as sexual objects.

Empowering?

Sure..it gives men the power ……….to endlessly feast their eyes..and more…….with no expectation whatsoever in return……not even…….respect.

Clothes define people. Indeed.

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Gotta luv it

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

One sunny day in 2008, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he’d been sitting on a park bench.

He spoke to the Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton.”

The Marine replied, “Sir, Mrs. Clinton is not President and doesn’t reside here.”

The old man said, “Okay,” and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton.”

The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mrs. Clinton is not President and doesn’t reside here.” The man thanked him and again walked away .

The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same Marine, saying “I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton.”

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mrs. Clinton. I’ve told you already several times that Mrs. Clinton is not the President and doesn’t reside here. Don’t you understand?”

The old man answered, “Oh, I understand you fine; I just love hearing your answer!”

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said,
“See you tomorrow, Sir!”

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InstanT KarmA OpenTrackback Weekend

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

CALGARY, Alberta… – A would-be thief proved himself lacking in key skills like reconnaissance and driving after he tried to pull a heist beside a police-dog training site and then got stuck in the snow trying to flee.

Police in Edmonton, Alberta, said officers were training with a dog at a business late Tuesday when they heard an alarm sound from the building next door.

Thief gets F in planning and driving

When they went to investigate, a car smashed through a garage door and zoomed past an officer and his dog, Wizzard, Edmonton police spokeswoman Karen Carlson said.

He didn’t get very far because he got stuck in a snow bank,” Carlson said. The car turned out to be stolen.

The suspect tried to make a break for it on foot, but was quickly forced to give himself up when Wizzard caught up with him.

LOL..O.K. sweet friends, what’s the moral of this story?…Heh.

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New York’s a buzzin t’day!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

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NEW YORK — A student Republican club at New York University has planned a ‘Find the Illegal Immigrant’ game for Thursday that has some on campus calling the event “racist.”
In what it says is an attempt to get students to debate the issue of illegal immigration, members of the club who present their NYU identification cards can be immigration agents for the day and search for an illegal immigrant in a crowd of people. The agent who successfully identifies the illegal immigrant wins a gift certificate.

New York University Illegal Immigrant Game Has Some Calling Event ‘Racist’
But the club said the event is aimed at sparking debate on the controversial political issue of illegal immigrants…

“It’s not a racist event, first and foremost,” Sarah Chambers, the 21-year-old president of the College Republicans and politics major, told The Daily News. “Just because we don’t want illegal immigrants being able to completely disregard the laws of our country doesn’t make us racist.”

Um…Tell me one thing please.
What “immigrant rights” are the Leftists going on about?

No one has the “right” to enter a foreign country without that country’s express permission.

And while this “game” and “immigrant hunt” may be a bit juvenile or even tasteless, ..racist – it’s not.

Illegal aliens have no reasonable expectation of a warm welcome from the people whose country they are sneaking into, any more than a robber breaking and entering your home, now should they?


Yea. I mean after all, the poor “illegal criminals” just want what we all want : a better Life right?

You know…..no taxes but earned Income tax credit, free medical care, free schooling, not to mention..meals for their kids. food stamps, HUD Housing, the Star Spangled Banner sung in Spanish and hey…no punishment for their crimes.

But of course the Libs brand anything it doesn’t like as “racist”. They love language but not dealing with real racial and social problems in this country.

Guess what Libs.. if a Puerto Rican or Mexican here legally, were standing next to a Canadian who overstayed his visa… guess who the illegal immigrant is?

And by the way, if theyr’e they’re so dang proud of the country they ran away from, forever waving the flag in our faces…tell me praytell……What rights do illegal aliens have in Mexico. No, let me guess.

The right to be robbed, raped or killed. That’s how Mexicans treat iIlegal aliens in their country.

But of course, in poor taste or not… free speech does not apply when speaking about illegal immigrants.

Oh, and the press coverage?

It is all but muted when more liberal factions on campus spew anti-semitism and host terrorists as speakers. But some Republican students play a “game” that some may argue is in poor taste..and the cameras are a rollin!

And while theyr’e at, why don’t they add a game of “Find the politicians who are stonewalling and refusing to implement laws and consequences regarding illegal immigration in this country”?

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Immigration is arguably the most important issue facing the country today. At least 12 million immigrants are here illegally. And diversity visas, a program initiated in 1990 to grant visas to people from countries that had low U.S. immigration at that time, are bringing in 50,000 a year from various parts of the world, including the Middle East.

Let us remember that we were not attacked by a nation on 9/11; we were attacked by extremists who acted in the name of the Is–lamic religion. I believe that if we do not stop illegal immigration totally, reduce legal immigration and end diversity visas, we are leaving ourselves vulnerable to infiltration by those who want to mold the United States into the image of their religion, rather than working within the Judeo-Christian principles that have made us a beacon for freedom-loving persons around the world.
VirgilGoode

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Sorry, Wrong ReligioN

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

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“The head of Jesus sits on a ledge while the remainder of the body’s statue lies on the ground after vandals destroyed it.”

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. Police in West New York, N.J., are searching for the vandals who destroyed a statue of Jesus outside a local church after worshippers found the five-foot statue lying in pieces.

Students from Our Lady of Libera School helped to pick up the pieces of the desecrated statue of Jesus and laid flowers on the ground by the mess on Monday morning.

Statue Of Jesus Beheaded At Local Church

Church members believe the person or people who did this beheaded the statue first, then pushed the body to the ground. “The nose would have been crushed. It could have been beheaded first,” said… the pastor of the 105-year-old church. He says the vandals also took a hand from the statue of Mary, which is in the same courtyard.

The vandalism has broken big and small hearts alike, but parishioners say they forgive the person or people who committed the horrible acts.

They picked up the pieces of the desecrated statue of Jesus and laid flowers on the ground by the mess. ..

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What?
No seething?
No car swarms?
No burning buildings and rioting in the streets?

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I wonder if some would like to weigh in on this.
Perhaps we can get a statement from Allmyjihad or the CA-IR Bears, or the Demofacists.

Did you perhaps catch this in the Leftstream Media..front page story no doubt.

Oh, sorry I got confused….it wasn’t about the “religion of perpetual outrage”….not so newsworthy after all.

My bad.

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WesterN Apologists SpewinG

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

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The War on Terror has radicalised Mus–lims around the world to unprecedented levels of anti-American feeling, according to the largest survey of Mus–lims ever to be conducted.

Seven per cent believe that the events of 9/11 were “completely justified”. In Sa-udi Ara–bia, 79 per cent had an “unfavourable view” of the US.

Anti-American feelings soar among Mus–lims, study finds
Gallup’s Centre for Muslim Studies in New York carried out surveys of 10,000 Muslims in ten predominantly Mus–lim countries. One finding was that the wealthier and better-educated the Mus–lim was, the more likely he was to be radicalised.


Right.
Of course. WE caused the Muzlim Jeeeeeehad.

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The Muzlims haven’t been er… “radicalized” since Iz lam commenced.

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The current campaign of Muzlim terror and random slaughter isn’t part of a 1,300 year old jeeehad that has been waged on the non-Muzzzlim Infi-dels in accordance with the Ko–ran and Izzlamic doctrine.

No no no.

This jeeeeeehad against the West didn’t begin long before America was even thought of let alone discovered .

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It just started since WE started messin wif dem ,aiight.

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No matter that the Saudiz are funding Izlamic schools and mosqu-es throughout the world to indocrinate students that America and the West are pure evil.

Not to mention the curricula in A-rab schools who routinely teach their students to hate the U.S., Europe, Israel, and all Jooos.

So what if Shar–ia and democracy are mutally exclusive. Minor detail eh.

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Accordin to the Apologists, the achievements, feats and triumphs of Western civilization are full of every human sin found and, of course, peculiarities of the sinister “West.”

You know, like the West invented slavery right?

Despite the fact that it um…. existed all over the world for thousands of years.

It is unremittingly illustrated as if it was a peculiarity of Europeans enslaving Africans. Barbary pirates and er..Muzlims alone, brought twice as many enslaved Europeans to North Africa as there were Africans brought to the United States.
Another minor detail no doubt.

Apologists galore.
Why is it my friends that the howlers are the ones who get the most publicity.

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The “offended” Muzlims, Sheehan, Murtha, Dean, Kerry, Shrillary….and the rest of the D’crats: “WHATEVER IT IS, IT’S OUR FAULT” clan.

Lesse now.
22 Arab states among 300 million Ar-abs and the Palestin-ians still haven’t found a home.
Heck, that’s our fault too.

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Leftist Apologists and IzlaamoNazis are fellow travelers.

They both travel backwards, but somehow call it “progress.”

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