Saturday, February 03, 2007
I promise you - if Paula Abdul is replaced by Courtney Love on American Idol, I will watch every single second of the show. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
It’s entirely like that the show wants her as a guest judge rather than as a boozy, drugged up replacement for boozy, drugged up Abdul. But even Courtney Love as a guest judge guarantees my rapt attention.
Friday, February 02, 2007
His first guest was Bill Murray who happened to have been his first guest 25 years ago on NBC and also his first guest when he moved to CBS.
The Prime Minister's Office refused to comment on Olmert's testimony, but remarks since the war indicate the testimony may have included the following:
* Israel won the war, succeeding in pushing Hezbollah away from Israel's northern border, bringing about the deployment of the Lebanese army and UN peacekeeping forces and destroying Hezbollah's long-range rocket arsenal.
The public isn't buying it. A recent Israeli poll shows that 77% of the public are dissatisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Wiarton Willie says the winter that arrived late to most regions of Canada will give way to an early spring. The country's most famous weather prognosticating rodent failed to see his shadow when roused from his slumber this morning.
Three out of three groundhogs polled report that spring will come early this year. Shubenacadie Sam, a resident of Shubenacadie, N.S., came out of his home Friday morning, and didn't see his shadow. Sam's forecast was quickly backed up by reports from Punxsutawney Phil of Pennsylvania and Wiarton Willie.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
In an effort to display his administration's willingness to fight on all fronts in the War on Terror, President Bush said at a press conference Monday that American ground forces in Afghanistan will be aided by the immediate deployment of Marine Pfc. Tim Ekenberg of Camp Lejeune, NC.
I want the American people to know that I have not forgotten that our battle for freedom began in Afghanistan, rooting out the extremists of al-Qaeda and the Taliban," Bush said. "Today, I am ordering the deployment of the 325th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Private Tim Ekenberg, to the embattled Kandahar region."
"We will take whatever measures necessary to win," Bush added. "Isn't that right, Tim?"
Ekenberg is scheduled to arrive in Afghanistan on Friday. His duties include providing full military support for the still-tenuous democratic government, resolving potential conflicts between rival warlords, gathering intelligence for his superiors, delivering humanitarian relief to millions of Afghan citizens displaced by factional warfare, and maintaining a high level of personal physical fitness.
Ekenberg's most vital assignment, however, will be to patrol approximately 1,200 square miles of volatile territory on the Afghan–Pakistani border and conduct search-and-destroy missions on the estimated 40,000 caves where U.S. intelligence sources believe Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda operatives could be hiding.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, 2nd Lt. Jon Pinard, said that Ekenberg will be a valuable addition to his existing military assets.
"Our Marines are the best-equipped and best-trained in the world, and I have it on good authority that Tim is an especially well-trained Marine," Pinard said. "We have requested that he receive full logistical support while deployed in this theater. We've been told that his body armor will be arriving within six months of his reporting for duty, budget permitting."
"We welcome the 325th and have plenty of work for him over here," he added.
The troop surge also seemed to boost morale among the thousands of servicemen and -women already on the ground in Afghanistan, who said they hoped Ekenberg would relieve some of the psychological pressures of being outnumbered by unknown and unidentifiable combatants in a foreign land far from home.
"I can't tell you how great it will be to have someone riding with me in the APC," said Lance Cpl. Amy Patterson, the 117th Light Armored Division, referring to her M113 armored personnel carrier. "We were beginning to think America had forgotten about us. I'm glad to see I was wrong."
While reception of Bush's announcement was generally positive, a small number of Republicans accused the president of shifting much-needed funding away from active forces in Iraq, particularly the 11,000-member 212th Army Communications and Dietary Services Brigade, now stationed outside Tikrit.
Some prominent Democrats have expressed cautious support of Ekenberg's deployment. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) applauded the Bush administration for "at least meeting [our] demands 1/20,000th of the way."
"This is where we should have been sending troops all along," Clinton said. "It's a promising sign that the president is finally willing to unleash on Afghanistan the full force and military might of the United States Marine Corps Private Tim Ekenberg."Source
So I checked it out. Assyrians are an ethnic group predominantly in Iraq (800,000) and Syria (500,000). They are all Christian - it appears none are Muslim. Worldwide there are 1.6 million but only 7,000 in Canada. Check it out in Wikipedia.
Hormel Foods recently produced the 6th billion can of SPAM.
So who eats this stuff? Well. a can of SPAM is consumed in the U.S. every 3.1 seconds.
An entire 16,500-square-foot museum in Austin, is dedicated to SPAM.
OK. That's enough about SPAM.
Ooop. I forgot to mention the SPAM recipes I had provided in an earlier post.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Fox Sports picked up a very enthusiastic and drunk (on Red Bull and vodka of all things) Saints fan (picture above) during last month's NFL playoffs with an obscene message (so where is the FCC fine for Fox) directed at the Eagles. It got a little bit of pick up from the media. It seems that Maxim has now done a spread of the F**k Da Eagles girl, Heather Rothstein (picture below). So here is your 15 minutes of fame Heather.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Meanwhile, the Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the attack together with two other groups, posted a statement on its Web site Monday saying that it had engineered the bombing in an attempt to "focus Palestinians' attention away from killing each other" . Now that is disgusting. They killed Israelis to get people's attention.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Israel got its first Arab minister in its 60 year history when the Israeli cabinet approved the appointment of Labor MK Ghaleb Majadle as a minister-without-portfolio on Sunday.
The appointment passed nearly unanimously with only Minister of Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman voting against it. The appointment is scheduled to come to the Knesset for approval on Monday.
This has occurred in a country that many people consider to be racist. I'd like to see the Palestinian cabinet include a Jew.
Bush said that the biggest threat faced by the country is now WSD — weapons of space destruction. Consequently, the Administration is implementing a plan called The New Way Upward.
The President also indicated that he would immediately bring back Donald Rumsfeld to head the invasion, since Rumsfeld was always considered the in-house space cadet. Bush further explained that “Rumsfeld’s favorite strategy of ‘quick and light’ is particularly well-suited to a battlefield where there is no gravity.”
Bush therefore announced that the tours of all active duty forces would be extended to three light years, to accommodate the long travel involved. In addition, due to the shortage of military resources caused by the lengthy war in Iraq, all U.S. space troops will be required to purchase their own heat shields.