Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
> Dear Abby,
> My husband is a liar and a cheat. He has cheated on me from
> the beginning, and, when I confront him, he denies everything. What's
> worse, everyone knows that he cheats on me. It is so
> humiliating. Also, since he lost his job six years ago, he hasn't even looked
> for a new one. All he does all day is smoke cigars, cruise around and
> bullshit with his buddies while I have to work to pay the
> bills. Since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to like
> me and hints that I may be a lesbian. What should I do?
> Signed: Clueless
> Dear Clueless,
> Grow up and dump him. Good grief, woman. You don't need him
> anymore! You're a United States Senator from New York running for
> President of the United States . Act like one!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
lgf: Saturday Morning Open Thread: "Troubling Land Grab in Colorado A retired judge and former mayor of Boulder Colorado, Richard McLean, has stirred a hornets nest by getting a fellow judge to award him 34% of his neighbor's land at no cost! This was done under the legal doctrine of 'adverse possession' where the former judge claimed he had knowingly trespassed on his neighbor's lot for over 25 years (while a sitting judge, yet). District Court Judge James Klein then ruled that judge McLean and his wife (former Democratic party chairman of Boulder County) were entitled to 34% of their neighbor's lot as they had a greater attachment to it than the original owners - even though they had been paying taxes and home owners dues on the property for 25 years (last year's tax bill was over $16,000). What this is really about is the owners of the lot were about to build a house on the lot which would block the mountain view of the retired judge. By taking 34% of the lot (valued at $1,000,000), it is no longer buildable. To add insult to injury, judge McLean has gone back to court asking that he be reimbursed for his legal costs. Boulder Daily Camera story - [Link: dailycamera.com...] Rocky Mountain News editorial - [Link: www.rockymountainnews.com...] So much for individual property rights."
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
>>>> SEMPER FI !
>> Leading the fight is Gunnery Sgt Michael Burghardt, known as "Iron Mike" or
>> "Gunny". He is on his third tour in Iraq He had become a legend in the bomb
>> disposal world after winning the Bronze Star for disabling 64 IEDs and
>> destroying 1,548 pieces of ordnance during his second tour. Then, on
>> September 19, he got blown up. He had arrived at a chaotic scene after a bomb
>> had killed four US soldiers. He chose not to wear the bulky bomb protection
>> suit. "You can't react to any sniper fire and you get tunnel-vision," he
>> explains. So, protected by just a helmet and standard-issue flak jacket, he
>> began what bomb disposal officers term "the longest walk", stepping gingerly
>> into a 5ft deep and 8ft wide crater.
>> The earth shifted slightly and he saw a Senao base station with a wire
>> leading from it. He cut the wire and used his 7in knife to probe the ground.
>> "I found a piece of red detonating cord between my legs," he says. "That's
>> when I knew I was screwed."
>> Realizing he had been sucked into a trap, Sgt Burghardt, 35, yelled at
>> everyone to stay back. At that moment, an insurgent, probably watching
>> through binoculars, pressed a button on his mobile phone to detonate the
>> secondary device below the sergeant's feet "A chill went up the back of my
>> neck and then the bomb exploded," he recalls. "As I was in the a ir I
>> remember thinking, 'I don't believe they got me.' I was just ticked off they
>> were able to do it. Then I was lying on the road, not able to feel anything
>> from the waist down."
>> His colleagues cut off his trousers to see how badly he was hurt. None could
>> believe his legs were still there. "My dad's a Vietnam vet who's paralyzed
>> from the waist down," says Sgt Burghardt. "I was lying there thinking I
>> didn't want to be in a wheelchair next to my dad and for him to see me like
>> that. They started to cut away my pants and I felt a real sharp pain and
>> blood trickling down. Then I wiggled my toes and I thought, 'Good, I'm in
>> business.' "As a stretcher was brought over, adrenaline and anger kicked in.
>> "I decided to walk to the helicopter. I wasn't going to let my team-mates see
>> me being carried away on a stretcher." He stood and gave the insurgents who
>> had blown him up a one-fingered salute. "I flipped them one. It was like,
>> 'OK, I lost that round but I'll be back next week'."
>> Copies of a photograph depicting his defiance, taken by Jeff Bundy for the
>> Omaha World-Herald, adorn the walls of homes across America and that of Col
>> John Gronski, the brigade commander in Ramadi, who has hailed the image as an
>> exemplar of the warrior spirit. Sgt Burghardt's injuries - burns and wounds
>> to his legs and buttocks - kept him off duty for nearly a month and could
>> have earned him a ticket home. But, like his father - who was awarded a
>> Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for being wounded in action in Vietnam -
>> he stayed in Ramadi to engage in the battle against insurgents who are
>> forever coming up with more ingenious ways of killing Americans.
The Denver Post - Legal land grab should be overturned on appeal
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
>" That's a very good question that I've been meaning to address in a post. That
> is, if knowledge is neither subjective nor objective, what exactly is it?
> Basically, it is situated on a gradient of deepening coherence, and therefore
> meaning, and evolves by being able to synthesize more and more particulars in
> its vision of the whole; it is always converging upon real Truth, even if it
> never technically arrives there.
> Just as you cannot simultaneously look at and through your glasses, you can
> either look at history, which is what historians do, or look through history
> at what it is converging upon, which is what a Raccoon does."
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
WorldNetDaily: D.C. imam declares Muslim takeover-plan
The uninvited guest: Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise, leaving military chiefs red-faced | the Daily Mail
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007