Friday, November 5, 2010

Vietnam War bracelets come full circle

Decades after the war's end, some who wore POW/MIA bracelets are reaching out to learn what happened to 'their' guy.

This is a good article. I always wondered if people ever learned what happened to their POW. And the fates of those that are "missing but not forgotten".

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Trust...strangely missing

34 warships sent from US for Obama visit
New Delhi: The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday.

He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday.

Two jets, armed with advanced communication and security systems, and a fleet of over 40 cars will be part of Obamas convoy.

Around 800 rooms have been booked for the President and his entourage in Taj Hotel and Hyatt.

Sources said 13 heavy-lift aircraft with high-tech equipment, three helicopters and 500 US security personnel have arrived in India ahead of Obama's visit.

And if we don't have enough jobs already being shipped over to India...

Apart from Obama's Air Force One, a few private luxury jets carrying top American corporate leaders, who are part of Obama entourage, are also expected to arrive in India in next 2-3 days.

So, what are we saying about India's security with this visit? At a minimum we have a serious trust issue. You don't see this kind of mobilization when we visit Germany or England. I know it is important to protect the President of the United States, but holy crap!

I'd like to know what the cost of this 3 day trip is?
How many jobs will leave America to India?
Aren't we supposed to be creating jobs HERE?
Does anyone else see a problem with this?

UPDATE:
At today's White House briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs engaged WND's Les Kinsolving for several minutes, denying a report that the daily cost of President Obama's trip to India would be $200 million – but refusing to reveal the actual cost.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Get out and vote today

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It is important to use your right to vote. Hundreds of thousands of men and women have died to allow you to choose your government.Honor their sacrifice by casting a vote in today's election.
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If you don't vote, you can't complain about how the government runs the country.

Monday, November 1, 2010

'Obeisant' spells Scrabble triumph for transsexual

Casual players of Scrabble, take heart. Even in yesterday’s final of the national championships, the two opponents were unafraid to adorn the board with words more usually suited to the playground. 

Alongside “zinebs” (an agricultural fungicide) and “cothurni” (leather boots worn by Athenian actors), spectators were treated to a few smirks at the appearance of “tit” and “nads” along the way. When Mark Nyman played “cut”, perhaps it was the thought of his own young children watching at the back of the auditorium that stopped him from deploying his “n”. 

The eventual winner was more colourful than the language. Mikki Nicholson, a 33-year-old transsexual from Carlisle, achieved his 3:2 victory dressed in a shocking-pink PVC dress, pink wig and lace tights. Mr Nicholson, who clinched his win with “obeisant” – showing deep respect – marked his victory with no hint of the grandiloquence expected of a stereotypical Scrabble champion. After brief thanks to his supporters and a few bold poses for the photographers, he declared simply: “Pub time it is.”  

It would be too easy to tease my former Scrabble partner Fritz by saying, "he won!" But this is not Fritz. Fritz does not look good in shocking pink. Knowing Fritz, he would have most likely worn his green sexy leprechaun outfit for the final. 

This tells me I need to spend more time on my dictionary and learning more word patterns.

I currently have a 1456 rating.
I have a 127-56-1 record.
Highest word score "diapers" for 99 points.
My high game is 523.

These stats are nothing to crow about. I'm seven hundred points behind the best player in rating on the online game. Keep playing everyone.

Candidate gets a DWI on two consequtive days

Randy Wolfe, a challenger for the N.C. House 90th District in Surry County, was arrested twice over the weekend for driving while intoxicated.

Wolfe, a Democrat, is a Mount Airy native and retired CBS News producer who is making his first run for office, challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Sarah Stevens.

According to Mount Airy police, Wolfe was pulled over just before 10 p.m. Saturday after an officer observed him going 10 miles under the speed limit on U.S. 52 and crossing the center line. Wolfe failed a field sobriety test and later tested for a blood-alcohol level of 0.14, almost twice the legal limit for driving in North Carolina.

Then on Sunday, Wolfe was pulled over again about 8 p.m. after an officer observed him blowing his horn excessively while stuck in traffic on North Main Street, police said. He again failed a field sobriety test, and was determined to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.20.

I'm thinking he was either celebrating his victory a bit early or he didn't really want to win? How about the supporters that ponied up the money for his campaign? That right there is responsible candidacy.