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And all the stories I’ve been told,

I guess I’d have me a pot of gold,

Even if half the stories told,

Had turned out to be right.

— Jerry Jeff Walker


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    • Edger on November 8, 2009 at 01:27

    Gettin’ By

  1. Another Ft Hood Press Conference scheduled for 8PM Eastern coming up on CNN, guess Ill try to watch. I havent watched much TV News at all the past 48 hours. Or read much either for that matter, except here and WWL. Layin low (and busy).

    I popped over to my Ladies Club Forum (I call them “The Babes”) to see what theyre saying… sigh … so discouraging. I dont even know where to start with them, although its only a couple witht he muslim hating.  But this one woman, god she’s a fantastic human being. Lives in Toronto, mostly a-political but she’s the shit I tell ya. Madison lady too. (Ive been cyber friends with these ladies for 4 or 5 years.)

    Texas: (a)Throw shoes at me, or whatever. But you do not allow people in your armed forces that are part of a group that hates you, your religion and/or your country. The fact that this man was BORN HERE just proves that. He was truly an American, but his religious beliefs actually drove him to kill and injure many people. I honestly don’t feel they should be allowed in the armed forces—–it’s like having Nazis join during WWII. You just don’t do that. It’s not like all Muslims are terrorists, but almost ALL terrorists are Muslim. Period. That’s not just my opinion, it’s fact.

    (b)They interviewed a couple of American Muslim men (well-known, but didn’t catch the names or what they did). They said it’s time to stop being so politically correct and do background checks on any Muslim wanting to enter the armed services. I’m sure the families of the dead and injured would agree.

    Toronto:  The background checks need to be on everyone in a position as important as the military. Otherwise, you could be focusing on good Muslims, and totally miss another Timothy McVey.

    I hope this whack-job’s family doesn’t suffer for his actions.

    Madison:  Tim McVeigh, he said he prayed right before he killed 168 people by blowing up the Federal building in OK.


    Okay… WTF? background checks? what? I guess they just let any bozo in the army these days.


    • Edger on November 8, 2009 at 15:05

    Democrats cheered and hugged when the 218th vote was recorded, and again when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pounded the gavel and announced the results.


    Thanks to the hard work of the House, we are just two steps away from achieving health insurance reform in America. Now the United States Senate must follow suit and pass its version of the legislation,” Obama said in a statement after the vote.

    “I am absolutely confident it will, and I look forward to signing comprehensive health insurance reform into law by the end of the year,” he said.


    Democrats had a cushion of 40 of their 258 House members they could lose and still pass the bill. In the end, 39 Democrats sided with Republicans against it.

    The lone Republican to vote in favor of it was first-term Representative Anh Cao of Louisiana. “It was a bipartisan vote,” Democratic leader Steny Hoyer said to laughter among fellow Democrats afterward.

    The landmark vote was a huge step for Obama, who has staked much of his political capital on the health care battle. A loss in the House would have ended the fight, impaired the rest of his legislative agenda and left Democrats vulnerable to big losses in next year’s congressional elections.


    The House also approved on a 240-194 vote an amendment that would impose tighter restrictions on using federal funds to pay for abortions.

    House Democratic leaders agreed to allow a vote on the amendment to mollify about 40 moderate House Democrats who threatened to oppose the overhaul without changes to ensure federal subsidies in the bill for insurance purchases were not used on abortion.

    The move enraged Democratic abortions rights supporters, but they largely voted in favor of the bill in hopes they can remove the language later in the legislative process.

    The roll call vote on the Stupak Amendment is here.

    • Edger on November 8, 2009 at 15:23

  2. do you think Texas will be the first state out of “The Union”?

    • Inky99 on November 9, 2009 at 07:22

    Really beautiful and trippy.   And mysterious.


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