Yes, we can vote for George W. Bush in 2008. We have the right to write in the name of our chosen candidate, regardless of whether or not he is officially on the ballot.
We know that George Bush was God's Candidate in 2000. We know that George Bush was God's candidate again in 2004. And George Bush has been God's president for the last 8 years.
Trust in God and vote your faith. Keep America safe. Write-in George W. Bush for President in 2008.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I've reviewed the Liberal proposed Carbon Tax which the refer to as the Green Shift. You can check it out at thegreenshift.ca. Frankly I just don't like it.
The plan calls for raising the cost of all fossil fuel uses until it hurts and consumers begin to reduce consumption. Gasoline is excluded because the price has already been rising sufficiently to reduce consumption. So the price of propane, home heating fuel, natural gas, and coal will rise over 4 years. Now the Liberal website indicates that the annual costs will be $15 billion which works out to only $640 in increased costs by the 4th year for the average family. Obviously if you have a larger home the costs could be higher. So it's assumed that everyone will put in more insulation in their homes, buy compact fluorescent bulbs, turn down their thermostats and caulk their windows.
The program is revenue neutral which means the government will not spend any of the money raised. It will hand it back to taxpayers. Now outside of accelerated depreciation for green technology for businesses, the program will reduce income tax rates. Here is the catch - the money is not being evenly distributed between taxpayers. Low income earners get large tax reductions, middle income earners get smaller reductions and high earners get nothing back. So the Liberal program does not assist consumers in reducing consumption by providing funding solar heating, better insulation, etc.
The Carbon Tax is to be used by the Liberals to redistribute wealth - plain and simple. For this reason I just don't like it. Leave it to the Liberals to work in socio-economic restructure disguised as an environmental program.
Friday, June 27, 2008
More developments in the very tragic Aqsa Parvez case. Her brother is now facing a first-degree murder charge in the 2007 death of his teenage sister. Waqas Parvez, 27, was originally charged with obstructing police after his 16-year-old sister, Aqsa Parvez, was strangled in early December at her Mississauga home.
Their father, Mohammed Parvez, 57, was also charged with first-degree murder in the case. He will now stand trial with his son.
inally, after more than 19 years, the Supreme Court has put to rest litigation over punitive damages in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound.
The US Supreme Court cut their ruling against Exxon for the Valdez disaster. Exxon will only have to pay $500 billion instead of the original $2.5 billion. They got $2 billion knocked off of their judgment which will come right out of the pockets of the fisherman in Alaska who were ruined by Exxon.
The Supreme Court - they’re all about justice.
Don Imus is under fire for making a sarcastic comment about how the cops arrest black people for no reason. People took it the wrong way, and now they’re just shaking with misplaced outrage. Look, it doesn’t matter what Don Imus says. He’s a guy with a radio show. You can’t control what he says, you can only control whether or not you take it seriously or whether you actually even turn on his show.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Ducks owner Henry Samueli is now a convicted felon and was hit with a $12 million SEC fine and the Commissioner has also suspended him. By the way the Commissioner has also indicated that Samueli was an exemplary owner.
Last year Nashville owner Craig Leipold try to sell his failed franchise to Jim Balsillie but after the Commissioner intervened the team was sold for about $50 million less to a group headed by Boots Del Biaggio. The Commissioner arranged instead for Leipold to buy the Minnesota franchise.
It turns out Del Biaggio had no money, is now bankrupt, is being sued and is being investigated by the FBI. Wait there is more. To purchase his 27% share of the Predators, Del Biaggio borrowed money from other owners (Phil Anschutz and Craig Leipold) but no one bothered to tell the Commissioner about this little detail. Ooops.
There is also big dispute brewing between the league office and the New York Rangers. I think the Rangers are suing the NHL and the Commissioner has threatened to revoke the franchise.
Meanwhile the cash cow also known as the Toronto Maple Leafs are dismantling their team and actively pursuing executive under contract with other teams. Oh this year will mark their 42nd year without winning the Stanley Cup cause you need to make the playoffs to contend for the Cup. A minor detail.
Down in Tampa Bay the new owner Len Barrie appears to be a nut case. There are stories going around that the owners in talking trades directly with other teams and how do you explain bringing back Barry Melrose to coach. And Ottawa Senator owner Eugene Melnyk is being investigated for insider trading at Biovail.
Yup it's never boring down in NHL headquarters.
For those who keep knocking socialized medicine in Canada. Here is an interesting story.
A doctor named John Drew Laurusonis and two of his assistants in Georgia have been accused of locking a woman in an examination room "when concerns arose about her ability to pay the bill." The three were indicted last week on charges of false imprisonment for the October 4th, 2007 incident.
For several hours, the staff refused to allow her to leave, locking her in for periods of time, [her attorney Joseph] Fried said. They had her log into her bank records from a computer while she was there, he said. "They said, 'Don't you have anyone who loves you who can come and help you? Because you're not leaving until this bill is paid,' " Fried said. "They made her feel like she was a criminal. She was made to feel like she couldn't leave without something bad to happen to her."
One reason the patient couldn't pay was that she was charged nearly eight times more for the visit than she was initially told by clinic employees, from $98 to $755.
She played in a sleeveless top with a tuxedo-style bib front and shorts for the first time. She also walked onto the court wearing a single-breasted jacket with gold stitching on the collar lapel and front edge.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Earlier this month the New York Daily News reported that Roger Clemens stashed the clearly marked, diamond-shaped pills in a GNC vitamin bottle in his locker. But Rocket Roger is not alone.
Now the World Anti-Doping Agency, the body that monitors the use of drugs that enhance sporting prowess, is considering adding Viagra to its list of illegal substances.
The pill is currently not an illegal substance in world sport.
But athletes have found that the drug, normally prescribed as a cure impotence, boosts blood flow to their lungs.
WADA is to conduct research into the effects of the drug, but the results are expected until next year.
They are the amazing pictures that were beamed around the globe: a handful of warriors from an 'undiscovered tribe' in the rainforest on the Brazilian-Peruvian border brandishing bows and arrows at the aircraft that photographed them.
Or so the story was told and sold. But it has now emerged that, far from being unknown, the tribe's existence has been noted since 1910 and the mission to photograph them was undertaken in order to prove that 'uncontacted' tribes still existed in an area endangered by the menace of the logging industry.
But come on the Easter Bunny is real ...right?
But I thought it was worth presenting to you the World's Ugliest Human contest. There was a tie for first place and here are the lucky gentlemen.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
375 years ago today, Galileo was forced to recant his claim that the Earth revolved around the Sun. Thankfully, we live in a more enlightened era where science isn't under constant attack from religious fanatics... And the Vatican quickly realized their mistake and pardoned him right away... in 1992.
I'm not making this one up either.
A 14-year-old boy is asking an appellate court to overturn the lengthy suspension he received after giving "noogies" to one of his former teachers at Lynbrook South Middle School in New York.
"It was a show of affection to a teacher," Ethan Mirenberg tells WNBC-TV.
The school district, which suspended the honor student for 10 months, says his behavior was "strongly inappropriate," according to the N.Y. Daily News.
The boy's attorney tells the paper that the 39-year-old Spanish instructor liked it when students rubbed their knuckles on her scalp.
"She had this very bizarre tendency to invite students to give her noogies," lawyer Edward Paltzik tells the Daily News. "This teacher has a history of encouraging noogie behavior."
Courtney Love's weight has long been the focus of attention - she lost 52 pounds last year on a strict diet of shakes combined with minimal fish and vegetables.
She denied reports gastric bypass surgery and liposuction aided her initial transformation.
I wonder if she accidently snorted the ashes.
The group of Maple Leafs who refused to waive their no trade status at the trading deadline have been dubbed by the media as the Muskoka Five - because their desire to stay with cosy, country club Leaf environment rather agree to move to a contender. The label is a little unfair because most players in the league will not waive their no trade contract because its something they feel they earned through negotiation. It is rarely given up.
When Cliff Fletcher announced that he had given the Montreal Canadien permission to negotiate a contract with Mats Sundin before he became a free agent on July 1, I think the media is correct to label it as the end of the Sundin era in Toronto. Although Fletcher would dearly like to re-sign Sundin, it has become evident that Sundin plans to look elsewhere. Giving another team exclusive rights to negotiate prior to July 1 will at least bring the Leafs some compensation. Last year the Flyers sent Nashville a first round draft pick when they were allowed to negotiate and sign Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell prior to July 1. It has been suggested that Sundin wants to stay in Eastern Canada so that explains why Montreal has exclusive negotiating rights. It's going to hard to watch Sundin in a Hab sweater but then he might not have too many miles left in him.
As for the remain members of the Muskoka Five (Tucker, McCabe, Kubina, and Kaberle), the agents of Tucker and McCabe have already responded to suggestions that they might now agree to play elsewhere. In both cases, the agents have suggested that if management no longer wants their clients they would have to buy them out. This is why few players ever waive their no trade contract. A buyout provides you with 2/3 of your remaining contract and allows you to negotiate with any team. In the case of Darcy Tucker, if the Leafs hand him $6 million dollars and he can negotiate a 3 year deal with another team at $1.5 million per year, he will actually end up earning more that his original contract. So why not hold out for free agency? It is unlikely that Kaberle will agree to move and the Leafs are less inclined to want to move him.
But as of yesterday, Fletcher has a 6 week window to trade Kubina. San Jose was interested in February so they still may be interested. The Muskoka Five may be down to Three by early July.
Anyway you have to chuckle about someone suing after getting injured by a thong. Maybe she tried one on that was too small or her ass was too big. I noticed on the clip they showed us the offending thong but not her ass.
A Virginia man lost about 80 pounds in six months by eating nearly every meal at McDonald's. Not Big Macs, french fries and chocolate shakes. Mostly salads, wraps and apple dippers without the caramel sauce.
Chris Coleson tipped the scales at 278 pounds in December. The 5-foot-8 Coleson now weighs 199 pounds and his waist size has dropped from 50 to 36.
The 42-year-old businessman from Quinton says he chose McDonald's because it's convenient.
His inspiration came from his two children and from the story of a blind war veteran who rode a tandem bicycle cross-country.
Coleson says his goal is to get back to the 185 pounds he weighed when he married Tricia Summer. Their 10th anniversary is Saturday.
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