“The problem is not that I met with Hamas in Syria, the problem is that Israel and the United States refuse to meet these people... So I told [Hamas] don’t wait for reciprocation, just do it unilaterally. This will bring a lot of credit to you around the world for doing a humane thing. They turned me down. [emphasis mine]”
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Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.My brain is reeling. I can't believe the depths to which we have sunk as a society that someone actually thinks this has anything at all to do with art. This is the single best example I can think of why the government should never fund art. Ever. If there is not a market for this kind of trash, then the taxpayers should not be forced to support it. And before you get your panties in a wad, I know my tax dollars aren't supporting this specific project, but how do you think this idiot is going to make a living once she graduates? You think people are going to be lining up at Sotheby's to by her "art"?
A couple attending an art exhibition were staring at a portrait that had them completely confused. The painting depicted three very black and totally naked men sitting on a bench. Two of the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pink penis.I've had it up to here with the pretentious, elitist blowhards who look down their noses at the common rabble of humanity with disdain. These same people who think Marixism was the greatest of all societal experiments, despite the fact that it has failed everywhere it has ever been tried.
The curator of the gallery realised that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his assessment. He went on for nearly half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation of African-Americans in a predominately white, patriarchal society. "In fact," he pointed out, "some serious critics believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society."
After the curator left, a Scottish man approached the couple and said, "Would you like to know what the painting is really about?"
"Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery?" asked the couple.
"Because I'm the guy who painted it," he replied. "In fact, there's no African-Americans depicted at all. They're just three Scottish coal-miners. The only difference is that the guy in the middle went home for lunch."
Nojud Mohammed Ali said she was forced to marry under an agreement reached between her unemployed father and 28-year-old former husband, Faez Ali Thameur, earlier this year, AFP reported.Be sure to remember that part. She was married to him when she was 8, and he was 28. Of course, it's only an arranged marriage, and she'll live with her parents until she's 18, and can then go off to live with her new husband. Only it didn't quite work out that way.
"They asked me to sign the marriage contract and remain in my father's house until I was 18," the girl told AFP. "But a week after signing, my father and my mother forced me to go live with him."An entire week went by before she was sent to live with her new husband, who I'm sure treated her with the care and respect one would expect for an 8-year old bride. One would be mistaken.
Thameur told a judge that he married Nojud with her consent and her parents', and that the marriage "was consummated, but I did not beat her." He did not object to the divorce petition.So, the marriage was consumated, but he never beat her, so you know, that's okay then. Nothing to see her. Move along.
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That's it. I'm through with the Today Show. Highlighting this woman who stands behind the worst president in the history of the United States is pandering to the right. What exactly has this superficial excuse for First Lady done? Since she has adopted Education as her cause the only thing I'm aware of is her participating in a superficial Teacher of The Year award and trying to promote reading to Barney. What about the failed No Child Left Behind? What about the 25% of high school students in this country never making it to graduation? Or the huge classrooms? Or lack of educational resources? Or low pay for teachers? Or the high incidence of STD's in our teens? Not a word. What a Stepford Wife except she gives that stereotype a bad name. And how this woman can be married to a man that has caused so much death and destruction and raped our financial health is sickening. As harsh as this sounds, if Today were transmitting in Nazi Germany they would probably have Meredith and Matt cheerfully banter superficailly with Eva Braun. No wonder most Americans are fed up with this drivel that attempts to masquerade as serious journalism. Shame on all those involved with this mind numbing nonsense.That's what I enjoy about politics. A reasoned and well thought out discussion of the relevant topics of the day. Like comparing Laura Bush to Eva Braun. Because, you know, Bush is Hitler and all that.
The principal of Kent Gardens Elementary School in McLean told students this month that they are not allowed to play the game of chasing and yelling "You're it!" at recess after determining the playground pastime had gotten out of hand.Tag? Seriously?
Principal Robyn Hooker said she noticed that tag was sending too many students to the nurse's office. She hopes to restore tag — as well as touch football, which also is on hold — after administrators review recess policies.
Fairfax County public schools' office of risk management has a list of activities that are prohibited at any school-sponsored events. Besides bungee-jumping and scuba diving, students are not permitted to break dance or play dodge ball or tug-of-war.Tug of war? Break dancing? Apparently these administrators didn't go to school in the 80s, because this sounds like a typical day in middle school for me, along with rap battles in the hallway during lunch, and your typical gang fight after school. Of course those were in High School, but you get the point.
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.Everyone is using this to demonstrate how elitist and out of touch with the average American Obama really is. I want to ask a different question. Back on March 3, Obama said the following:
"I am a devout Christian," he told voters in this key state.So, if Obama's hypothesis is that the only reason people cling to religion and/or guns is that they are bitter, what part of his life has caused him to be so bitter than he is a "devout Christian" who "prays to Jesus every night"?
"I pray to Jesus every night and try to go to church as much as I can."
The Dr. Phil representative was waiting by the jail's exit, and when Nichols walked out, he tried to block Tampa TV station camera people from getting video of Nichols and her family leaving jail.At least the show fessed up to it and is now saying that the staffer "violated their policies" and won't be going forward with that show.
3rd ID completes re-up goal in unprecedented timeThe 3ID is the division that took Baghdad in 2003, went back to Iraq in 2005, and then bore the brunt of the surge in 2007 (Greyhawk, The Mudville Gazette. These are not desk jockeys and cooks, these are boots on the ground, actively engaging the enemy, putting their lives on the line every day. Soldiers that hate what they are doing so much that they are reenlisting to stay and fight at record numbers.
The 3rd Infantry Division, headquartered at Fort Stewart, Ga., completed its fiscal year 2008 retention goal in less than six months, which most view as a phenomenal act.
This is unprecedented according to the division’s retention sergeant major. “I’ve been in this career field for 16 years, and I’ve never known of a division to meet its goal in such a short time,” said Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Raibon, the 3rd Infantry Division Retention sergeant major.
This is the division’s third deployment to Iraq since 2003, but its high operational tempo did not stop 4,000 Soldiers from re-enlisting. Even more troops will follow their lead, and by the end of March one battalion with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, out of Fort Benning, Ga., will have met its retention goal twice.
The 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment is four Soldiers away from retaining 200 percent of its goal.
These Soldiers are working together to defend their nation. This is why they joined and why they re-enlisted, said Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Olson, 3rd HBCT senior career counselor.
The 3rd Infantry Division, which is currently the headquarters for Multi-National Division – Center in southwest Baghdad, arrived in theater as part of the Surge. Its Soldiers are serving a 15-month deployment with the combat mission to stop insurgents from bringing bomb-making materials into Baghdad. Within the year, Soldiers have secured most areas, and have begun working closely with the Iraqi Security Forces and tribal leaders to build the economy and make life better for its citizens.
When 16-year-old Victoria Lindsay arrived at her friend's house where she had been staying, six girls were waiting. Immediately, they started yelling and one girl began pummeling the victim.Six girls inside waiting to beat this poor girl while two guys wait outside, playing lookout.
In fact, the sheriff said, Lindsay was lured into the home for the sole purpose of capturing and posting the video on the Internet. According to the sheriff's office arrest affidavit, Lindsay told deputies they "were going to post the beating on MySpace and YouTube."
Bremen officials say the northern city-state will be Germany's first to impose a general speed limit on its autobahn.Let me tell you now, there is nothing in this world like driving on the autobahn. I've seen beautiful, sunny days, the blue sky above me as I pushed my BMW 525 to it's limits. Usually around 240kph. Those same days were usually met with flashing headlights as even larger BMWs, Mercedes and Audis flew past me like I was in reverse. And on one particular day I had a Ferrari Testarrosa pass me going at least 170mph. That guy was flat out moving.
State environment minister Rainer Loske is saying Monday that cars will have to keep to 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour) for environmental reasons. The measure takes effect Wednesday.
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Students at Pineview Elementary in Reedsburg had been dressing in costume all last week as part of an annual school tradition called Wacky Week. On Friday, students were encouraged to dress either as senior citizens or as members of the opposite sex.Please allow me the opportunity to point out that this is an extreme overreaction by the radio station, which has resulted in parents going crazy over, well, nothing.
A local resident informed the Voice of Christian Youth America on Friday. The Milwaukee-based radio network responded by interrupting its morning programming for a special broadcast that aired on nine radio stations throughout Wisconsin. The broadcast criticized the dress-up day and accused the district of promoting alternative lifestyles.
"We believe it's the wrong message to send to elementary students," said Jim Schneider, the network's program director. "Our station is one that promotes traditional family values. It concerns us when a school district strikes at the heart and core of the Biblical values. To promote this to elementary-school students is a great error."
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On September 18, 2007, veteran Peter Lynch noticed a Mexican flag hanging from a flagpole outside Scholes Hall Monday at the UNM campus. Lieutenant Pat Davis of the UNM Police Department testified that when Lynch saw the Mexican flag flying without an American flag, which is improper flag etiquette, he first reported it to the office of UNM’s Dean of Students, then to the Officer of Veteran Affairs. They would not act on the illegal display of the Mexican flag, so Lynch took it down and tore it and took it to the Air Force ROTC office.In case anyone is unclear, if you fly a foreign flag over U.S. soil unaccompanied by an American flag, it can be considered an act of war or that the territory is occupied and under foreign control. Actually, I think this student group would like to see that territory under foreign control, but we can discuss La Raza and Reconquista another day. If a U.S. citizen does it, it can be considered an act of treason.
“Obama’s success is truly a remarkable commentary on the goodness of Americans and how far we’ve come in resolving matters of race. I’m 72 years old. For almost all of my life, a black having a real chance at becoming the president of the United States was at best a pipe dream. Obama has convincingly won primaries in states with insignificant black populations. As such, it further confirms what I’ve often said: The civil rights struggle in America is over and it’s won. At one time black Americans did not have the constitutional guarantees enjoyed by white Americans; now we do. The fact that the civil rights struggle is over and won does not mean that there are not major problems confronting many members of the black community but they are not civil rights problems and have little or nothing to do with racial discrimination. While not every single vestige of racial discrimination has disappeared, Obama and the Rev. Wright are absolutely wrong in suggesting that racial discrimination is anywhere near the major problem confronting a large segment of the black community. The major problems are: family breakdown, illegitimacy, fraudulent education and a high rate of criminality. To confront these problems, that are not the fault of the larger society, requires political courage and that’s an attribute that Obama and most other politicians lack.”Of course, most people aren't going to want to hear from him, either. You know, because he's one of those minorities. He's a conservative. Or more of a libertarian, actually. But either way, he's definitely not a Democrat, which means you should probably just ignore anything he says. Because he's just trying to make nice to the white guys so they'll treat him better.
Mike Hammond has posted a notice in the local post office seeking a drinking buddy for his 88-year-old father, who will take him out for drinks twice a week, the Daily Mail reports. Hammond is offering $14 per hour plus expenses, along with the promise of excellent conversation with his father, Jack, a retired engineer.Also, if anyone is in need of a drinking buddy, I'm available at similar rates.
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