March 23, 2008
Stereo Mc's - I wanna go higher
Dido - White Flag Remix
KLF - 3 am Eternal
March 22, 2008
Very cool and a very handy tool! Through this I was able to print out a map to the American Embassy in Tel Aviv.
Here is the link:
Shawn has confirmed he is unable to attend. So that means it looks like it is going to be Chris (for about a week) and I (for about two weeks).
I have picked where I am going to stay in Jerusalem:
The Jerusalem Inn
This hotel/Bed and Breakfast has WIFI! Which is one of the main things I am looking for in case I have to deal with teaching or work stuff while on my vacation.
This place seems like it is in the middle of just about everything in Jerusalem.
Also, hehe my boss, she has been giving me advice since she is the world traveller. She told me to travel with duct tape...LOL (precautionary things - and as she said that if we ever have to think like MacGuyver, the tape will be handy) also, to take things like peanut butter and granola bars LOL...since we wont wanting to be dining out all the time. LOL
Tasha did give me a couple of hotels to look into for Tel Aviv, that she said are the best... That is going to be my next project. Then I have to line up the tours. I would like to do 3 of them. The one to En Gedi/Masada/Dead Sea and another up north. The Third one I am undecided on. But basically the last major thing is nailing down the hotel in Tel Aviv and paying it for at for a week.
Other than that, its just a matter of planning what to do...once I am there. WHOOOO!!!!!
The one thing I have been very lax on is learning Hebrew. I just simply do not have enough time in the day. I did like 2 lessons which is no where near enough...But between my day job, my teaching, working out with the trainer and the gym...I simply do not have enough hours in the day. I tried to do it when I was sick...but LOL that was useless. Maybe when it gets closer to the trip and things lighten up?
March 21, 2008
Then I get to come home (hopefully before 10 am) and rest a bit before I have to get as much as my schooling done as possible because Sunday late afternoon I have to go back to Gilbert and watch my niece and nephew for the week. They are cool, the sucky part is that I have to drive out there every day from Sunday til Wednesday and then I have to wake up early for work....while I am there becuase instead of having a 10 min drive to work I now have about an hour drive to work.
Then there is their upcoming B-day. I was hoping to get my sister a coach purse but I just wont have the cash after this (besides she said she didn't want it now) And with the extra gas costs I am going to incur ( along with two classes being cancelled) and a 700.00 tax bill..I am just strapped LOL It's like everytime I get close to paying down my credit cards something happens and whamo its back up again! Well I still have the 7 classes going now. 6 classes lined up by May. Then I have that tax rebate coming back.
I just totally need to line up the hotels for at least a week soon. Anyway, I should save the rest for a vacation update post - that will be ready ....umm...before the end of the weekend!
Got my taxes done - I fucking owe Uncle Sam $699.00!
Ended the friendship/relationship with Holly. I got tired of the excuses basically. And not even getting any attention outside of the net...so I felt no alternative but to end it. (Yes there is more to it than that but I am not going to discuss it).
Then Chris and I thought Lital was moving on - no communication was happening....so we were sort of depressed. Then all of a sudden WHOOO!!! communication is back!
Anyway the week has ended on a good note! Well ok execpt for the fact that I have to stay at my sisters and make sure my niece and nephew don't kill each other LOL. And, it has been a very serious week on the blog with all the politics and all...so let's throw up a video! A good and funny one!
Bingoboys - Show me how to dance
Yeah I seriously need lessons hehe... Hell, I dont even have enough hours in the day to study Hebrew!
March 20, 2008
Obama's Church Published Pro-Hamas Manifesto
Well! Perhaps Obama really will be able to convince the jihadists he's a man they can do business with! Because they sure seem sympatico!
The Hamas piece was published on the "Pastor's Page" of the Trinity United Church of Christ newsletter reserved for Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., whose anti-American, anti-Israel remarks landed Obama in hot water, prompting the presidential candidate to deliver a major race speech earlier this week.[...]
In his July 22, 2007, church bulletin, Wright reprinted an article by Mousa Abu Marzook, identified in the newsletter as a "deputy of the political bureau of Hamas." A photo image of the newsletter was captured and posted today by the business blog BizzyBlog. The Hamas piece was first published by the Los Angeles Times, garnering the newspaper much criticism.
According to senior Israeli security officials, Marzook, who resides in Syria alongside Hamas chieftain Khaled Meshaal, is considered the "brains" behind Hamas, designing much of the terror group's policies and ideology. Israel possesses what it says is a large volume of specific evidence that Marzook has been directly involved in calling for or planning scores of Hamas terrorist offensives, including deadly suicide bombings. He was also accused of attempting to set up a Hamas network in the U.S.
Marzook's original piece was titled, "Hamas' stand" but was re-titled "A Fresh View of the Palestinian Struggle" by Obama's church newsletter.
So long as we're having that "open, candid" discussion about race we've all so long wanted to have, perhaps we can finally begin to address the virulent anti-semitism infecting large segments of the black population while we're at it, huh?
Or wait-- are we not having that "open, candid" a discussion?Thanks to Liberrocky.
Rev. Wright: My 'Stance' on Israel Could Cost Obama Jewish Votes
Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 8:22:06 am PST
As the Obama campaign does their best to hoodwink the country into “moving on” past Obama’s 20-year support for a radical America-hating black supremacist, Patterico has found more disturbing statements from Rev. Jeremiah Wright on the subject of Israel (which Wright refers to as a “state,” in quotes): Wright’s Stance on Israel Could Cost Obama Jewish Votes.
Did Wright discuss these issues consistently enough that he believed it might be a problem for Obama? Yes. Wright seemed to think so when asked about it in a February 2007 interview (though, to be fair, he said he had not talked to Obama about it):I just shared with, I was trying to remember who it is, somebody in public life was asking me about Barack, and I said listen, Barack might be forced by the media and/or by supporters to be very absent from this church and to put distance between our church and himself. As a politician, he might be forced into that. I have not talked to him about that at all. It’s just that my read just of the blogs and what the right-Christian-wing leaders have said about him being a part of our church over past three months says this is — you think it’s ugly now, it’s going to get worse, it’s going to get much worse. For survival’s sake, as a politician he just might have to not — not that I love you less, I love me more. I’ll never get elected as long as they keep harping on this. And that’s — again, I haven’t talked to him about that at all.
Q: How do you feel about that?
A: I would understand. I really would. I would understand. For instance ... he can’t afford the Jewish support to wane or start questioning his allegiance to the state of Israel because I’m saying the position we’ve taken in terms of Palestinians is wrong, and I think we need to revisit that. Just that kind of statement would cause negative repercussions in some quarters in terms of some supporters, in terms of some people he needs to support his election campaign.
March 19, 2008
Soccerdad has the story.
That just clinched my vote. I will vote for John McCain for President. Better a RINO than a Democrat!
This new tape that was released has nothing current on it. Everything is a discussion of over 2 years ago from the Cartoon controversy to an arms scandal.
Man I hope it's true! I wont believe he is alive until they have a live recording of that monster! If he is dead I hope all of his 72 virgins all resemble Andrew Sullivan!
March 18, 2008
Did I Hear Comments That Might Be Considered Controversial? Yes.
I wrote that Obama called Wright's statements "controversial," which rather understates the matter. They were not "controversial." They were vicious and vile.
Madonna is fucking "controversial," champ. Changing the opening theme to Monk was "controversial." The Patriots' SpyGate was "controversial."
This was vicious and vile anti-Americanism and racism and anti-semitism. If those things are, to you, merely "controversial," it seems you need a teachable moment or two, rather than presuming to fill us with "understanding."
But the fact is, he didn't even call Wright's remarks controversial. Slublog:
I think Obama is playing it even more cute than that. He said he heard things that "could be considered" controversial. He then spent the rest of his speech telling us that what we thought was controversial is explainable due to the history of racial tension in the United States.
I'm reposting this because I seem to be the only person pointing this out. And I'm not going to stop until it gets traction.
This is, as I understand it, the sermon delivered on Sunday, September 16, 2001. Firemen were still digging through skin-blistering ash in a futile effort to find more survivors of the 9/11 attacks. And putting their health at risk breathing heavily in air heavily tainted with asbestos and toxins.
Now, once again: Watch Wright's relish -- his nearly orgasmic delight -- in saying "America's chickens... have come home... to roost." Watch this cocksucker dance and flutter his hands in a happy flourish as he celebrates and exults in the deaths of 3000 Americans and foreign nationals, all civilians and all innocents, as it represents a vindication of his sickening worldview and a well-deserved comeupppance for the nation he so deeply hates.
Now, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama: As your disgusting spiritual mentor and political guide is publicly celebrating the terrorism of 9/11 as blatantly as the Palestinian terrorists did that very day, and as excitedly as Al Qaeda does:
Would you say these comments are merely "controversial" or potentially "controversial"?
Would you like a second try at that, you rotten bastard?
How many prisoners did he minister to to cancel out this disgusting celebration of mass murder on a mega scale?
How much Hope and Change have you actually delivered to cancel out your own voluntary, bear-hug embrace of this repellent seditionist?
March 17, 2008
Gov. Paterson Admits to Sex with Other Woman for Years
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 7:01:21 pm PST
Oh no. No no no. This is just wrong. Gov. Paterson admits to sex with other woman for years.
Fourteen Byzantine Rulers – Michael Psellus
Chronicles of the Crusades – Joinvilleand Villehardouin
The Portable Greek Historians
The Agricola and The
History of the Peloponnesian War – Thucydides
The Digest of Roman Law (theft, rape, damage and insult) – Justinian (Emperor)
Candide – Voltaire
The Campaigns of Alexander – Arrian
City of G-d –
Five Dialogues – Plato
The Meditations – Marcus Aurelius (Emperor)
Epitome of Roman History – Lucius Annaeus Florus & The works of Cornelius Nepos
The Metamorphoses – Ovid
On Duties –
Murder Trials –
The Consolation of Philosophy – Boethius
The Rise of the
A History of the
The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli
The Age of Alexander – Plutarch
On the Nature of the Universe – Lucretius
The Histories – Herodotus
On War - Carl Von Clausewitz
The Federalist Papers – Madison, Hamilton, and John Jay
Uncle Tom’s Cabin or Life Among the Lowly – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Jugurthine War/Conspiracy of Cataline – Sallust
Timaeus and Critas – Plato
The Republic – Plato
The Twelve Caesars – Suetonius
The Civilization of the Renaissance in
The Decline and Fall of the
Thus Spoke Zarathursta – Nietzsche
The Aeneid – Virgil
The Alexiad – Anna Comnena
The Philosophy of Jean Paul Satre
Discources of Livy – Niccolo Machiavelli
Lives of the Later Caesars
Caesar – The Civil war
Confessions of a Sinner –
The Conquest of
The History of the Franks – Gregory of
The Politics of Aristotle – Ernest Barker
Ceasar’s Commentaries – the first 5 books
The Odyssey - Homer
The Barbarian Invasions – Hans Delbruck
The Roman History: The Reign of Augustus – Cassius Dio
The Republic – Plato
On G-d and Political Duty – John Calvin
The Life of Charlemagne – Einhard
Treatises of Cicero and Pliny the Younger
The Histories – Tacitus
Annals of Imperial
The Rise and Fall of
Ethics – Aristotle
The Early History of
The Four voyages of Christopher Columbus
The Politics - Aristotle
Rubicon: The last
years of the
Roman Literature and Society – RM Ogilvie
The Romans – RH Barrow
Roman Law: An Historical Introduction – Hans Julius Wolff
Handbook in the History of Philosophy: A Chronological survey of Western Thought from 3500 BC to the present – Albert Avey
The Everything Philosophy Book – James Mannion
Man’s Search for Meaning: An introduction to Logotherapy – Viktor Frankl
The Outline of Knowledge – Plato and Epicitus
The Outline of Knowledge – History of the World
The Outline of Knowledge – Sacred Writings
The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilzation – Josephine Bacon
Voices of the American Jewish Experience: Jewish Times – Howard Simons
The Jewish Book of Why – Vol 1 & 2 – Alfred J Kolatch
A History of
The Haggadah of Passover
All the Kings and
All the People and places in the Bible – JJ Packer
Daily Life in Bible Times – JJ Packer
The World of the Old Testament – JJ Packer
The World of the New Testament – JJ Packer
Bible Mapbook – Simon Jenkins
Bible – New American Standard
1453: The Holy War for Constantople – Roger Crowley
The Pessimist’s Guide to History – Stuart Flexner
Legends, Lies and Cherished Myths of World History – Richard Shenkman
The Idea of history – RG Collingwood
Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
An Encyclopedia: The Wines and Domaines of France – Clive Coates MW
Atlas of World History Vol 1: Stone Age – Eve of French Revolution
Atlas of World History Vol 2: French Revolution to 1976
The March of Folly – Barbara Tuchman
The Renaissance – Will Durant
The Reformation – Will Durant
The First World War – AJP Taylor
Military Anecdotes – Max Hastings
Western Civilization to 1500 – Walther Kirchner
Strategy - - BH Hart
The Age of Metternich: 1814-1848 – Arthur May
The Waning of the Middle Ages – J Huizinga
Myth and the Polis – Pozzi and Wickersham
Renaissance Diplomacy – Garrett Mattingly
Armies and the Art of Revolution – Katharine Chorley
The People’s Almanac – Irving Wallace and David Wallechinsky
The Politics of Congress – David Vogler
The American People: Vol 2 from 1865 to Present – Jeffrey Nash
Presidential Campaigns – Paul F Boller Jr.
Presidential Anecdotes – Paul F Boller Jr.
The Development of Political Theory and Government – Adler and Wolff
A History of the American Revolution – John R Alden
The Era of Reconstruction:1865-1877 – Kenneth M. Stampp
Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy – Diana M DiNitto
Politics in States and Communities – Thomas Dye
The Craft of Public Administration –
Incrementalism and Public Policy – Michael T Hayes
The Political Environment of Public Management – Peter Kobrak
Administrative Law and Process – WESTLAW
Blacks Law Dictionary – 5th Ed
In Search of Excellence – Tom Peters
Roberts Rules of Order
Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun – Wes Roberts
Liberation Management – Tom Peters
This is probably 1/3 of my books..well maybe a quarter of them. LOL
This is probably 1/3 of my books..well maybe a quarter of them. LOL
Daily Kos: The United States Needs to Be Invaded and Occupied
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 8:21:38 am PST
How much do the lunatics at Daily Kos hate their own country? So much that a diary posted yesterday actually argues that The United States needs to be invaded - not just invaded - occupied.
Because, according to the Daily Kos diarist, being invaded, slaughtered, and occupied is the only way we’ll become a nation of compassionate pacifists.
As a nation the United States no longer has the remotest idea about what it really feels like to be part of a war zone. Americans have lost the empathy that is necessary to make an informed, meaningful, compassionate decision about whether or not war should be waged. While candidates fight over who has the required experience to properly oversee our republic’s international interests, none realize that none of them have ever felt what it is like to have war waged in their neighborhood and occupied by intruders. While they may claim to know when to wage wars and to know the horrors of war, they only know them intellectually. They can’t claim that they have emotionally felt them. No one who was born and raised in the United States can claim that and none can really feel it. We have allowed a Congress and an administration to encourage hate and to hi-jack our compassion. In fact, as a nation we have lost our compassion.
Unfortunately, America is at a point that to be able to really feel again, to regain that compassion, it needs to be invaded and occupied in the same way that we have invaded and occupied Iraq. Then there might be a greater chance that Americans will be more reluctant to accept the invasion of another country. Maybe seeing and feeling the same level of destruction that we have inflicted on Iraq, at least the American public will understand why invading another country is unconscionable except in the most dire circumstances - which means after that country has directly attacked the United States. And that has not happened since World War II.
(Hat tip: SavannahWinslow.)
Rev. Wright's 'War on Iraq IQ Test'
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 3:48:24 pm PST
LGF reader mcs emailed a link to yet another disturbing rant by Jeremiah Wright, this time in writing: The War on Iraq IQ Test.
After a series of viciously slanted pro-Saddam questions, the Reverend’s IQ test suddenly veers into Israel-hatred straight out of the Muammar Gaddafi playbook:
41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992?
A: Over 65
42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990?
43. Q: How much does the U.S. fund Israel a year?
44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons?
45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got?
46. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got?
A: over 10,000
47. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons?
A: the US
48. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have?
A: Over 400
49. Q: Has Israel every allowed UN weapon inspections?
50. Q: What percentage of the Palestinian territories are controlled by Israeli settlements?
51. Q: Is Israel illegally occupying Palestinian land?
And concluding with this:
52. Q: Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace: Iraq or the U.S.?
I guess we could call it Penis the other white meat....or Penis - it's whats for dinner! LOL But umm...you can count me out! LOL Save this for Andrew Zimmerman who specializes on eating bizzare foods on the Travel Channel. Eek!
Tonight's Special? Penis
They're just having too much fun in China, I'll tell you what buddy.
I’m visiting the Guo-li-zhuang restaurant, a specialist penis and testicle emporium that caters mainly to wealthy businessmen and Communist party officials (who, truth be told, are often one and the same).
I ask a chef to show us the preparation of a penis first, so that I can get a feel for the process. He enters holding aloft an eye-wateringly large yak’s knob. It’s about 45cm long, but thin, so thin. It’s been boiled gently and - I can’t believe I’m writing this - peeled, except for a hunk of foreskin still clinging on to the end. He cuts the thing in half lengthways with a pair of scissors.
We try the water-buffalo penis first, in thin shavings. It started long and thin, but someone has shredded this noble old chap on a mandolin. It has the texture of squid and tastes of the mild chilli stock it’s been poached in.
She seems pleased, and pours me some deer-penis juice, which I’m delighted to say is the vilest concoction I’ve ever had the privilege to imbibe. It’s as sour as a smacked lemon and as bitter as neat quinine.
We try goat’s penis, chicken feet, bull’s penis tip (that’ll keep you up all night too, the boss warns), terrapin leg and all manner of radishes. I’m offered dog’s penis (“The only one with a bone in it”, and served with a glacé cherry placed pointlessly on the tip), but decline. All the knobs have intriguing, delicate and bizarre textures, although the flavour is mainly of pork braised in hot stock. My favourite dish of all is undoubtedly bull’s perineum – a delicate piece of flesh, the size of a chicken oyster, which has been poached, then slow-fried.
It’s sweet and crispy, with a deep taste of soy and honey.
Yan Yan, my guide, isn’t too keen on penis, but she’s adventurous in the face of adversity, and tries most things with a curled lip. Just before we go, I ask why the girls get off lightly.
The boss bursts into giggly, embarrassed laughter. “That’s a crazy idea - why would anyone want to do that?”
I hear that. Yuch.
Thanks to Jen.
Tushar has the comment of the day already:
Posted by: Tushar D at March 17, 2008 11:04 AM (IlgNp)
Swedish state to start selling sex toys
Sweden’s state-run pharmacy chain Apoteket has announced that it is to begin selling sex toys in order to satisfy demand from customers.
When asked in a survey last year what products they would most like to see on Apoteket’’s shelves, a majority plumped for dildos and massage oils. The study was conducted by the pharmacy chain in cooperation with the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU).
“We will sell massage oils and dildos. We can’t say anything more yet,” said Linge Bergman.
March 16, 2008
Tonight's episode starts from the Boston Massacre in 1770 and it ends just after the reading of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
All of the actors and actresses did an amazing job! And, its very interesting seeing John Hancock on screen (since my boss's are distantly related to him). And I have read his letters! It sort of brings the scope more to life. Also, it showed the horrors of the revolution from tarring and feathering individuals to the bloody aspects of war. Amazing!
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