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Posted by zeakster on November 30, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama’s statement Friday night in reaction to the shootings in India:


Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the American citizens who lost their lives in the outrageous terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and with all who have been touched by this terrible tragedy.

These terrorists who targeted innocent civilians will not defeat India’s great democracy, nor shake the will of a global coalition to defeat them. The United States must stand with India and all nations and people who are committed to destroying terrorist networks, and defeating their hate-filled ideology.

There is one president at a time. I will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground in Mumbai, and am grateful for the cooperation of the Bush administration in keeping me and my staff updated. We fully support the Bush administration’s efforts to protect American citizens and assist the government of India during this tragic time.

HOW COULD YOU READ THIS ANY OTHER WAY? pretty tough retoric for someone elected by the left loons.


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Posted by zeakster on November 29, 2008

I  didnt catch this one angry white boys blog did. Are you fracking serious?

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Gift certificates have become a popular holiday gift option, but a controversial new one, already has people talking.

For the first time, Planned Parenthood in Indiana is offering gift certificates. The organization said a big increase in calls and visits from newly unemployed and uninsured Hoosiers prompted what it calls the unusual, yet practical gift option.

“People are making really tough decisions about putting gas in their car and food on their table, so we know that many women especially put healthcare at the bottom of their list to do,” said Chrystal Struben-Hall, Vice President of Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

The certificates come in $25 increments. They can be used for everything from birth control to $58 examinations that include breast exams and pap tests. Men who receive healthcare at Planned Parenthood can use them too.

“They can be seen for sexually transmitted disease screenings, HIV tests and general prostate exams and those kinds of things,” said Struben-Hall.

Some Hoosiers 24-Hour News 8 talked to asked if the gift certificates could be used towards abortions. The answer is yes. But, Planned Parenthood said that’s not the purpose of the gift certificates.

Struben-Hall said, “They really are intended for preventative healthcare. We decided not to put restrictions on the gift certificates so it’s for whatever people feel they need the services for most.”

for the whole story

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Posted by zeakster on November 28, 2008

The AAFES (Online Military Exchange Store) is making it possible to buy phone cards for deployed troops at the PX discount rate and tax free!!!  You can go here and look at all the great things you can do for our troops at the website.

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Posted by zeakster on November 27, 2008



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Merkel criticises US over crisis

Posted by zeakster on November 27, 2008

I clicked on this article thinking it would infuriate me. turns out i agree with the german. society and government have become so politically correct that we fear change. its being forced down our throats “we must save the economy”. why? let it run its course we have always come out of these situations stronger than before we need these corrections to get rid of the corrupt and stupid. if we keep throwing money at it (and it looks like we will) the people that caused it are saved and no one has learned anything so it will just repeat. i have no idea what the hell george w is doing but its beginning to look like hes either lost his mind or….. and this is a stretch hes taking his revenge on the country for all the crap hes taken the last 8 years. perhaps a bit of both. they bitched and moaned for the first 7 years non stop. its this last year that will go down in history the start of the ruin and chaos.

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by zeakster on November 26, 2008

As part of its federal life preserver, Citigroup will stop dividend payments for the next three years and curb certain executive compensation. But the banking giant and other recipients of taxpayer largess — AIG, the insurance behemoth, for instance — will continue to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to put their corporate logos on sports stadiums and events, ABC News says.

Citi has a 20-year contract to pay the New York Mets $400 million for the naming rights to the team’s new stadium in Queens — “Citi Field.” Chief financial officer Gary Crittenden said in an interview today with CNBC the contract was “legal and binding” and “not an issue.”

AIG is paying $125 million so the Manchester United soccer club will wear the AIG logo on their uniforms. An AIG spokesman said that the Man U sponsorship won’t be abandoned but that the company is “reviewing all sponsorships to identify any relationship that might be essential, to maintain the value of the business and service customers, so we can repay the (government) loan.”

“A friend of mine joked they should put ‘US Treasury’ on the front of their uniforms,” said Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense.

“This type of spending is indefensible and unacceptable to Citigroup’s new partner and largest investor: the American taxpayer,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in a statement Monday.

At the daily briefing, White House spokesman Tony Fratto said he was not aware of Citi’s sports marketing plans but believes such support is necessary.

“I mean, firms do that as a marketing item, and certainly marketing is important for any business,” he said.

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Posted by zeakster on November 25, 2008

For decades, Claremont kindergartners have celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as pilgrims and Native Americans and sharing a feast. But on Tuesday, when the youngsters meet for their turkey and songs, they won’t be wearing their hand-made bonnets, headdresses and fringed vests.

Parents in this quiet university town are sharply divided over what these construction-paper symbols represent: A simple child’s depiction of the traditional (if not wholly accurate) tale of two factions setting aside their differences to give thanks over a shared meal? Or a cartoonish stereotype that would never be allowed of other racial, ethnic or religious groups?

“It’s demeaning,” Michelle Raheja, the mother of a kindergartner at Condit Elementary School, wrote to her daughter’s teacher. “I’m sure you can appreciate the inappropriateness of asking children to dress up like slaves (and kind slave masters), or Jews (and friendly Nazis), or members of any other racial minority group who has struggled in our nation’s history.”

Raheja, whose mother is a Seneca, wrote the letter upon hearing of a four-decade district tradition, where kindergartners at Condit and Mountain View elementary schools take annual turns dressing up and visiting the other school for a Thanksgiving feast. This year, the Mountain View children would have dressed as Native Americans and walked to Condit, whose students would have dressed as Pilgrims.

Raheja, an English professor at UC Riverside who specializes in Native American literature, said she met with teachers and administrators in hopes that the district could hold a public forum to discuss alternatives that celebrate thankfulness without “dehumanizing” her daughter’s ancestry.

“There is nothing to be served by dressing up as a racist stereotype,” she said.

Last week, rumors began to circulate on both campuses that the district was planning to cancel the event, and infuriated parents argued over the matter at a heated school board meeting Thursday. District Supt. David Cash announced at the end of the meeting that the two schools had tentatively decided to hold the event without the costumes, and sent a memo to parents Friday confirming the decision.

Cash and the principals of Condit and Mountain View did not respond to interview requests.

But many parents, who are convinced the decision was made before the board meeting, accused administrators of bowing to political correctness.

Kathleen Lucas, a Condit parent who is of Choctaw heritage, said her son — now a first-grader — still wears the vest and feathered headband he made last year to celebrate the holiday.

“My son was so proud,” she said. “In his eyes, he thinks that’s what it looks like to be Indian.”

Among the costume supporters, there is a vein of suspicion that casts Raheja and others opposed to the costumes as agenda-driven elitists. Of the handful of others who spoke with Raheja against the costumes at the board meeting, one teaches at the University of Redlands, one is an instructor at Riverside Community College, and one is a former Pitzer College professor.

Raheja is “using those children as a political platform for herself and her ideas,” Constance Garabedian said as her 5-year-old Mountain View kindergartner happily practiced a song about Native Americans in the background. “I’m not a professor and I’m not a historian, but I can put the dots together.”

The debate is far from over. Some parents plan to send their children to school in costume Tuesday — doubting that administrators will force them to take them off. The following day, some plan to keep their children home, costing the district attendance funds to punish them for modifying the event.

“She’s not going to tell us what we can and cannot wear,” said Dena Murphy, whose 5-year-old son attends Mountain View. “We’re tired of [district officials] cowing down to people. It’s not right.”

But others hoped that tempers would calm over the long holiday weekend, and the community could come together to have a fruitful discussion about Thanksgiving and its meaning.

“Its always a good thing to think about, critically, how we teach kids, even from very young ages, the message we want them to learn, and the respect for the diversity of the American experiences,” said Jennifer Tilton, an assistant professor of race and ethnic studies at the University of Redlands and a Claremont parent who opposes the costumes.

Mehta is a Times staff writer.

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Posted by zeakster on November 23, 2008

NYC Churches Ordered Not To Shelter Homeless

NEW YORK (CBS) ― City officials have ordered 22 New York churches to stop providing beds to homeless people.

With temperatures well below freezing early Saturday, the churches must obey a city rule requiring faith-based shelters to be open at least five days a week — or not at all.

Arnold Cohen, president of the Partnership for the Homeless, a nonprofit that serves as a link with the city, said he had to tell the churches they no longer qualify.

He said hundreds of people now won’t have a place to sleep.

The Department of Homeless Services said the city offers other shelters with the capacity to accept all those who have been sleeping in the churches. The city had 8,000 beds waiting.

Last year, four unsheltered homeless people died in the city during cold weather, so three dozen emergency outreach teams were prepped to respond to reports of homeless people outdoors or in the subways.

“We really don’t want people sleeping on the streets, on grates, on church steps. We want people sleeping in beds,” said Homeless Commissioner Robert Hess.

The homeless can be coaxed indoors but not forced unless their life is in danger.

MORE  government silliness that will cost lives. let the churches do their work. with the mayor saying he has no money its kind of strange that he would shut down a non city funded refuge. it seems to me these shelters will be some of the first cut if the government goes broke what do the homeless do then?

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Posted by zeakster on November 22, 2008

the similarities are scary. the peoples temple believed in a Marxist ideal. no matter how hard they tried it just wouldn’t work. when people began to doubt, jones became more and more irrational. he resorted to lies and torture to keep his people in line to keep them on the Marxist path. in the end his world crumbling around him jones ordered murder than mass suicide. few escaped…… lets hope we can stop the charismatic leader with marxist ideals befor he starts to offer us koolaid. 


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Posted by zeakster on November 21, 2008

Breakfast benefit

To help Community Harvest Food Bank, the Fort Wayne Central Lions Club is sponsoring a pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser 8 a.m.-noon Sunday at the food bank, 999 E. Tillman Road. For more information, call 447-3696, Ext 311.

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