Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Two of Mexico's deadliest drug cartels have reached a combined force of 100,000 foot soldiers, wreaking havoc across the country and threatening U.S. border states, the U.S. Defense Department told The Washington Times.
The cartels rival the Mexican army in size and have both Mexico and the U.S. in crisis mode as they deal with what they fear is a coming insurgency along the border.
Mexico is now only behind Pakistan and Iran as a U.S. national security concern, coming in ahead of Afghanistan and Iraq, the defense official told The Times.
So when you are buying that weed or cocaine or whatever, just remember you are INDEED threatening the security of the country you live in. Half of all drugs come into the USA from Mexican drug cartels.
The good news in all this is when we deploy our troops to the border to keep order, the illegal entry of people from Mexico will decline....a lot. And the troops will have access to cheap tequilla and will spend their pay in the border towns which will bolster the economies of those places.
The WAR on drugs might actually start looking like a war.
ST. GEORGE — A historian said he didn't mean to offend anybody when he said Dorchester County's flag looks like it was designed by third-graders.
Dorchester County displays the flag just inside the old courthouse, but it's never been flown.
Heyward Hutson, a former state representative and president of the Summerville Preservation Society, recently told council that the flag was created by third-graders, and it looks like it, and it's not historically accurate.
Sometimes the best of intentions can result in undesirable products. That flag is terrible. Period. Being as they designers were associated with the Historical Society why didn't they whip out some old school and get a proper flag. I'm sure they probably were considering actually producing a flag when they designed it. And Margaret's sewing machine just wasn't up to the task.
The Patriots' cheerleader tryouts leads off our "Things that make America Great" series. In the coming weeks I will feature some events that in themselves or as a part of our culture make simply America Great.
Cheerleaders are quintessentially AMERICAN. Cheerleaders are the modern day equivalent of the cheering masses of women lining the path as the hunters and warriors come home from a successful hunt or conquest over their enemies. Looking at the sports mankind has invented that resemble or are compared closest to war, football comes up first. And for that we must have cheerleaders.
Its no coincidence that 99% of football players are men and 99% of cheerleaders are women. And comparatively 99% of hunters and soldiers are men. Yes, yes I know there are a few countries that allow women to serve, the U S of A is one of them. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 17% of our brave soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines are women. But taken as a whole over the course of the history of the world, women barely make a dent in these populations.
So why does it make America great? Hell I don't know but I can't imagine the sidelines of a football game without the beautiful ladies there leading the
This may have come off as chauvinistic but I assure you it was not my intention. It's just a silly look at the phenomenon of cheerleading, America being the one country on the planet that has furthered it so much that it is considered a competitive sport. And if you look at ALL of these pictures I challenge ANY man to work as hard as these ladies do to look beautiful and perform so physically in the pursuit of their craft.
God Bless America
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
From doorknob cosies to knitted tree wraps, the yarn graffiti is showing up in all sorts of public spaces — and in a soon-to-be-released book by Vancouver yarn bombers Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore.
My grandmother would pwn these gals. She would be the Turk 182 of the Yarn Bombers. I had a bad feeling that reference would be too obscure.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Dust off the slide rules and recharge the calculators. Square Root Day is upon us.
The math-buffs' holiday, which only occurs nine times each century, falls on Tuesday — 3/3/09 (for the mathematically challenged, three is the square root of nine).
How many kids today even know what a slide rule is? Let alone how to use it?
I still have several my dad gave me. I have one here at work with me. I even have one that is made out of aluminum to "reduce the errors you might have from temperature fluctuations with the construction material".
No really, that's what he told me.
Two players were hospitalized with bullet wounds that were not life-threatening and the umpire was in stable condition, officials said. Five other players and a British assistant coach had minor injuries.
This is the result of the Pakistan government's efforts to negotiate with the Islamic Fascists that are using their country for refuge from those
With this kind of violence it kinda makes you yern for some good old fashioned soccer hooligans.
I don't want to see any Jackie Chan bullocks....classic.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, where he had a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for ABC Radio Networks, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.I have some fond memories of listening to Paul Harvey before we got on the bus to go to vo-tech when I was in high school. He will be missed.