Surprise, surprise!

McCain chooses Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for V.P. – Yahoo! News

DAYTON, Ohio – John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a maverick conservative with less than two years in office, as his vice presidential running mate Friday in a startling choice announced on the eve of the Republican National Convention.

At a raucous rally in the swing state of Ohio, McCain introduced Palin as the political partner “who can best help me shake up Washington and make it start working again for the people who are counting on us.”

“I am honored,” she said moments later in her first turn in the national spotlight.

In a fast-developing presidential campaign, McCain made his selection six days after his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, named Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, as his running mate.

(This is awesome, a truly inspired choice for vp.   A female, a mother of a soldier and a child with Down’s syndrome, pro-life, wife of a minority, and younger than B. Hussein, Biden or McCain as well as being a Miss Alaska runner-up, pllot, hunter and NRA member.  When you add to this she’s governor of the state, a former state basketball champ and charming in person and on tv, there is little left to chance. I’m impressed and re-energized.)

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Greek Toga Party or New Roman “Empire”?

I’ve got loads of questions, that’s for sure.

Question: Are the Dems now going to worship ancient gods, or are they setting themselves up AS gods?

Tonight’s finale of the DNC’s B. Hussein Obama Show includes what many are calling “The Temple of Obama”.  A spectacle complete with architecture (albeit fake) resembling ancient Greece or Rome. (I still cannot decide which), and actual togas for the “faithful” to wear.

I never expected B.Hussein to openly declare his god-hood, and am guessing he is going with the “Socialist Elite” Plan. (That is where we are all socialists, except he and his friends are a whole lot more equal than the rest of us, and immune from “sharing”…that’s for the little people.)

Another question: If his is the party of change, can somebody tell me what we’re changing to, and what we’re changing from, and more importantly HOW are these changes going to be accomplished?

Every “change” the dems spoke of last night (health care for all, education for all, jobs for all…nota bene: “all” includes illegals) is going to cost money. LOTS of money.

Question: Where is this money going to come from?  (My guess is more and more taxes on the shrinking middle class.)  It is a cinch that B. Hussein and his pals have no intention of paying out of their pockets.

(as always happens, the dems spew shit liberally from their mouths.  “This needs to change” and “That needs to change”.  But they never say how, they never actually  DO anything to affect change, and they expect somebody else to pay for it all. Want proof? Read your history.  Also, look at our democrat controlled House and Senate…what, exactly, have they done since holding control and majority? NOTHING!!)

On several levels, this is just wrong, wrong, WRONG!

Nine-year-old Jericho Scott is a good baseball player— too good, it turns out.

The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven told his coach that the boy could not pitch any more. When Jericho took the mound anyway last week, the opposing team forfeited the game, packed its gear and left, his coach said.

Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they will disband Jericho’s team, redistributing its players among other squads, and offered to refund $50 sign-up fees to anyone who asks for it. They say Jericho’s coach, Wilfred Vidro, has resigned.

But Vidro says he didn’t quit and the team refuses to disband. Players and parents held a protest at the league’s field on Saturday urging the league to let Jericho pitch.

“He’s never hurt any one,” Vidro said. “He’s on target all the time. How can you punish a kid for being too good?”

The controversy bothers Jericho, who says he misses pitching.

“I feel sad,” he said. “I feel like it’s all my fault nobody could play.”

Jericho’s coach and parents say the boy is being unfairly targeted because he turned down an invitation to join the defending league champion, which is sponsored by an employer of one of the league’s administrators.

Jericho instead joined a team sponsored by Will Power Fitness. The team was 8-0 and on its way to the playoffs when Jericho was banned from pitching.

“I think it’s discouraging when you’re telling a 9-year-old you’re too good at something,” said his mother, Nicole Scott. “The whole objective in life is to find something you’re good at and stick with it. I’d rather he spend all his time on the baseball field than idolizing someone standing on the street corner.”

League attorney Peter Noble says the only factor in banning Jericho from the mound is his pitches are just too fast.

“He is a very skilled player, a very hard thrower,” Noble said. “There are a lot of beginners. This is not a high-powered league. This is a developmental league whose main purpose is to promote the sport.”

Noble acknowledged that Jericho had not beaned any batters in the co-ed league of 8- to 10-year-olds, but say parents expressed safety concerns.

“Facing that kind of speed” is frightening for beginning players, Noble said.

League officials say they first told Vidro that the boy could not pitch after a game on Aug. 13. Jericho played second base the next game on Aug. 16. But when he took the mound Wednesday, the other team walked off and a forfeit was called.

League officials say Jericho’s mother became irate, threatening them and vowing to get the league shut down.

“I have never seen behavior of a parent like the behavior Jericho’s mother exhibited Wednesday night,” Noble said.

Scott denies threatening any one, but said she did call the police.

League officials suggested that Jericho play other positions, or pitch against older players or in a different league.

Local attorney John Williams was planning to meet with Jericho’s parents Monday to discuss legal options.

“You don’t have to be learned in the law to know in your heart that it’s wrong,” he said. “Now you have to be punished because you excel at something?”

I have seen this trend progressing for a number of years now.  The “everybody wins” attitude favored by the liberal democrats is killing our kids. This past year, several high schools I know of have allowed those who did not pass to go through the graduation ceremony so they and their families would not “feel bad”. Who gives a shit if the lazy bastard was not willing to do the pathetic minimum required to pass?! Some highschools have done away with allowing the valedictorian to speak at graduation to spare the feelings of those less academically gifted (or willing to work)

Can anyone else out there see how terribly wrong this is??

Some Olympic Facts

Some debatabely jingoistic Olympic facts:

  1. China: 19.8% of population, 10.4% of medals.
  2. United States: 4.6% of population, 11.5% medals.
  3. Jamaica: 0.041% of population, 1.15% medals.
  4. India has 17% of the world’s population. They won 0.31% of Olympic medals.
  5. China won 27 gold medals in judged sports.
  6. The United States won 4 gold medals in judged sports.
  7. China’s “non-judged” medal tally was 24/17/14/55.
  8. The “non-judged” medal tally for the United States: 32/31/27/90.

(thanks go out to Chris Chase and Getty Images(photo) )

Doesn’t it just break your heart? NOT!!

Mexicans deported from US face shattered lives

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Writer Sun Aug 24, 1:39 PM ET

TIJUANA, Mexico – The towering black gate opens silently to an alley with walls of corrugated metal. Scrawled in large white letters on one wall is: “The End.”

For those deported from the United States, the words are an unnecessary reminder. Nearly every hour of the day, guards unlock this gate that leads back into Mexico, clicking open the padlocks hung on each side, in each nation.

Every time the gate slams shut, it wipes out a dream, divides a family, ends a life lived in the shadows of the law.

On average, 700 Mexicans expelled from the United States walk through this gate daily, according to Mexican government figures. They include farmers, construction workers, prisoners, nannies, children, entire families.

A few steps from the gate, American tourists pose for photos in front of a stone relief. They are oblivious to the men, women and children sadly shuffling into a homeland many risked their lives to leave.

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U.S. deportations have jumped by more than 60 percent over the past five years. Mexicans accounted for nearly two-thirds of those deportees, helping to roll back one of the biggest migrations of recent history. All along the border, shelters once full of people trying to cross into the United States are now home to thousands of deportees who sleep on mattresses strewn inches apart on cement floors.

In a week spent at the Tijuana gate, The Associated Press watched busload after busload of deportees arrive, some in a daze, still stunned over their sudden expulsion. Many stumbled over the Mexican official’s question, “Where are you from?” after spending decades in the United States.

The faces of those who stream through reflect how tough and far-reaching the U.S. crackdown on illegal immigration has become.

Among them are young people. There were more than 18,000 repatriations of children under 18 to Mexico this year, and in more than 10,000 cases they were alone, according to the Mexican government.

There are also criminals. The U.S. does not break down figures by country, but it has deported about 55,000 prisoners so far this year. One man walked through the gate in slippers with 80 cents in his pocket, after being picked up by police during a violent fight with his wife in their backyard.

And there are women, with more than 40,000 repatriations since January — about 13 percent of all cases, according to the Mexican government. Sometimes the women are dropped off alone, at night. The U.S. Border Patrol in Washington says the safe repatriation of women is a major concern, but acknowledges there is no overall policy along the 2,000-mile border.

Mexico must now deal with a population that it has long ignored. And those returning must deal with Mexico, a land that for many now seems foreign. The challenge starts the day they walk through the gate the U.S. Border Patrol calls Whiskey II, military code for west of the port of entry.

 

(the important fact virtually ignored in this liberal article is this:  THEY WERE HERE ILLEGALLY !  They were deported because they are invading our country…If I were king, I’d shoot ’em! )

Not for use as passport photo

Wife of Bear was commenting on the  “fright mask” appearance of the synchronized swimmers (not a “sport” that I would ever watch) and I went surfing to see what she was talking about.

I found this photo of the Spanish synchronized swimming team. This would not be one of my picks for a representative photo.

(Oh look! Doesn’t Maria look beautiful?)

Where do we go from here?

I was surfing the net today, hopping from wave to wave and I came across some stuff that interested me.

In the dashboard of this blog I clicked on “Olympics” as I have been following them faithfully and came up with this: http://cranialrectalresearch.wordpress.com/ .

Love the sense of humor of the author, and also appreciate their pithy insight.

Anyway, cranialrectal led me to this: http://strydehax.blogspot.com/ .  Stryde has done some work! GOOD JOB, STRYDE HAX!!

I am so tired of the fucking cheating!!!  Propanylol being used by archers, testosterone (TWICE) by an Ukrainian uber-dyke, even 4 horses being doped to help their riders, and now this outright deception by the Chinese to further their image of superior gymnasts. 

(this is gonna cost them, and I am glad!!)