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No really it’s true…

Posted by zaphriel on September 30, 2005

The Weekly True is True Column

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GLIDE SLOPE: Witnesses say a man at a popular diving area at a lake near
Diana, N.Y., didn’t use the usual spot to dive into the water, but
rather a much higher spot. It was also farther from the water. When
Alexander Chappell, 21, jumped he hit the rocks at the edge of the
lake. He was killed. Chappell was a senior in mechanical engineering at
Clarkson University. (AP) …Declared a major, studied the course
material — what’s the difference?

CHARISMATIC, STIGMATIC — WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? Parents are upset with a
priest at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Corn Hill, Texas, after he
called about 15 children up to the altar during mass. The lesson: how
Jesus suffered during crucifixion. His method: pricking the children’s
hands with a pin. “What I was trying to teach them is that suffering is
a part of life,” said Fr. Arthur Michalka, 78. One parent says the
wounds, made with an unsterilized pin, drew blood from her child, but
the priest says that’s not true. “I did not intend it to go very deep,”
he said. “I didn’t think it was that big a deal.” (Austin American-
Statesman) …Watch out for next week’s participatory lesson, “Casting
the first stone.”

SIMPLIFY THE DECISION: Tennessee State Driving Examiner Laurie Holden was
just finishing up giving a driving test to Osman Salah, 25, of
Nashville, and was trying to decide whether to give him a passing or a
failing grade. As they pulled into the Rutherford County Driver License
Station in Murfreesboro, she told him “to stop as we pulled up to the
building,” she remembers, and “the next thing I knew it was raining
bricks all around us.” Salah had crashed into the building, injuring
two people inside waiting in line. She gave him a failing grade.
(Nashville Tennessean) …Since you have to injure at least five to
pass.

BLOWHARD: When Kim Horn, 42, showed up in Mason, Mich., saying she was a
refugee from Hurricane Katrina and had lost all of her belongings, area
residents responded in force. They provided a free house, completely
furnished with donated items, including a TV and DVD player and even a
bicycle for her 6-year-old daughter. But when an article about the
donations ran in the local newspaper, people who knew Horn had arrived
in town well before the hurricane hit blew the whistle. Horn was
arrested and charged with felony larceny under false pretenses and
faces up to five years in prison. (Lansing State Journal) …Either
way, she gets housing at someone else’s expense.

DUCT TAPE BEWARE! “Terror Leader in Iraq Declares War on Tape” — AP
headline

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Fun Friday – Fun With Pictures.

Posted by zaphriel on September 30, 2005

Time to have a little fun, now before anyone gets all upset over any of this, Get Over Yourself, and laugh a little but will ya.

OK so we have a real male basher at work, and she sent me this e-mail, I found it to be somewhat funny…here goes.

If Women ruled the world

And taupe cars, and chartruse cars, and lavander cars…

Oh come on ladies, you never did this?

Complete with guiding pathway lights.

Now is this really necessary?

Useful, Versitile and Functional.
Look no ugly gutters.
Now that’s not right!!!
Kids say funny stuff

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
( 1 ) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. — Alan, age 10

(2) No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with. — Kirsten, age 10

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
(1) Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. — Camille, age 10
( 2 ) No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married. — Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

( 1 ) You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. — Derrick, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?

( 1 ) Both don’t want any more kids. — Lori, age 8

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?

( 1 ) Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. — Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure)

(2) On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. (How’d he know that?) –Martin, age 10

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
(1) I’d run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns. — Craig, age 9

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
( 1 ) When they’re rich. — Pam, age 7

( 2 ) The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that. — Curt, age 7

( 3 ) The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do. — Howard, age 8

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

( 1 ) It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. — Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?
( 1 ) There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there? — Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is…..

HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
(1) Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck. — Ricky, age 10

More Picture Fun – Find Your School Photo

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We Win! The 9/11 Memorial Will Be a 9/11 Memorial

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

Governor Pataki has given the IFC the boot. There will be no anti-American, politically correct BS at Ground Zero. Thank you , Governor.

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Dog Bites Man From the BBC

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

What a great headline:
US Press Critical of Tom Delay
Say it ain’t so, say it ain’t so.

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Texas Retribution Went National: The Wall Street Journal

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

Great editorial on the whole Delay scandal:

The Majority Leader also deserves the presumption of innocence because of Mr. Earle’s guilty past. A liberal Democrat, he has a history of indicting political enemies, Democrat and Republican, on flimsy evidence that didn’t hold up in court. In the mid-1980s, he indicted Attorney General Jim Mattox, a rival of his ally Ann Richards, on bribery charges. Mr. Mattox was acquitted and won re-election. In 1993, he indicted Kay Bailey Hutchison, who’d just been elected to the U.S. Senate, on charges of misconduct and records tampering. Mr. Earle was forced to drop the case even before it went to trial. Earlier this year, the prosecutor delivered a widely criticized speech at a Democratic fund-raiser in which he compared his prosecutorial targets to “Mussolini and his fascists” and all but declared that he had Mr. DeLay in his sights.As for political motive, Mr. DeLay has earned the wrath of Democrats by beating them time and again at their own game. His re-redistricting of the Texas Congressional delegation before the 2004 election helped turn six House seats over to the GOP. Without his prodding, the House would never have voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998. And his fund-raising and arm-twisting have kept the GOP House majority both unified and re-elected for a decade.

Partisan hack in the guise of District Attorney. Texas politics writ large.

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We Win! The 9/11 Memorial Will Be a 9/11 Memorial

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

Governor Pataki has given the IFC the boot. There will be no anti-American, politically correct BS at Ground Zero. Thank you , Governor.

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Dog Bites Man From the BBC

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

What a great headline:
US Press Critical of Tom Delay
Say it ain’t so, say it ain’t so.

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Hang’em High

Posted by zaphriel on September 29, 2005

This is the most dispicable of non-violent crimes.

Pentagon Analyst Charged With Spying to Plead Guilty

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Pentagon analyst charged with providing classified information to an Israeli official and members of a pro-Israeli lobbying group will plead guilty, according to the U.S. District Court clerk’s office.

Lawrence A. Franklin (search), 58, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was indicted in June on charges of leaking classified materials – including information about potential attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq – to two members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (search) and an Israeli official.

Edward Adams, a spokesman for U.S. District Court Clerk in Alexandria, said a hearing to accept Franklin’s guilty plea has been scheduled for Wednesday. However, the charges to which he would enter the plea were not disclosed. Franklin was indicted on five charges.

Detailed information about plea agreements is not typically filed in court until the plea is officially entered. – source

Some of you may ask, what wrong with giving information to our “friends” in Israel? Well let me explain something, countries don’t have friends, no matter how close the ties (remember England, our closest ally, was once our worst enemy, and France was once our greatest ally). Countries have interests, and in this case the information given to Israel was not in our best interest. Espionage is espionage, no matter who you give the classified info to.
For this traitor I say “HANG’EM HIGH”.
But of course in this new kinder gentler society we never will.

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Texas Retribution Went National: The Wall Street Journal

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

Great editorial on the whole Delay scandal:

The Majority Leader also deserves the presumption of innocence because of Mr. Earle’s guilty past. A liberal Democrat, he has a history of indicting political enemies, Democrat and Republican, on flimsy evidence that didn’t hold up in court. In the mid-1980s, he indicted Attorney General Jim Mattox, a rival of his ally Ann Richards, on bribery charges. Mr. Mattox was acquitted and won re-election. In 1993, he indicted Kay Bailey Hutchison, who’d just been elected to the U.S. Senate, on charges of misconduct and records tampering. Mr. Earle was forced to drop the case even before it went to trial. Earlier this year, the prosecutor delivered a widely criticized speech at a Democratic fund-raiser in which he compared his prosecutorial targets to “Mussolini and his fascists” and all but declared that he had Mr. DeLay in his sights.As for political motive, Mr. DeLay has earned the wrath of Democrats by beating them time and again at their own game. His re-redistricting of the Texas Congressional delegation before the 2004 election helped turn six House seats over to the GOP. Without his prodding, the House would never have voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998. And his fund-raising and arm-twisting have kept the GOP House majority both unified and re-elected for a decade.

Partisan hack in the guise of District Attorney. Texas politics writ large.

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At Long Last…

Posted by zaphriel on September 29, 2005

The future workhorse of the military, to be used by every branch, is being approved.

Pentagon Approves Osprey Production

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to begin full-rate production of the V-22 Osprey, the hybrid helicopter-airplane that the Marine Corps considers vital to the future of its air fleet.

The Osprey program has been threatened since 23 Marines died in a pair of crashes during testing in 2000.

The go-ahead to start full-scale production was approved by the Defense Acquisition Board. – source

Although it’s beginnings were rocky (what test program isn’t), it promises to be a more effective and versitile workhorse to replace the Chinook, Sea Knight, and the C-130. Can I hear a big Hoooah for progress.

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