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Archive for August 12th, 2009

Unrelated update 2 for this update:

Do I have to say it?  buck-buck-buckawwwww… chickensh*t!!!  Apparently I do have to say it because the AP never would.

Iran Calls for Ban on Striking Nuclear Facilities

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

VIENNA, Austria —  Iran, whose nuclear facilities are under threat of possible Israeli military strikes, has proposed that a 150-nation conference convening in the fall ban such attacks.

Iran says Wednesday’s proposal, revealed to The Associated Press by diplomats and confirmed by a senior Iranian envoy, is not linked to veiled threats by Israel of an attack as a last resort if the international community fails to persuade Tehran to freeze its nuclear activities.

Instead, all of the diplomats said the Iranian initiative seeks support for a generally worded document prohibiting all armed attacks against nuclear installations anywhere, when 150 nations convene for the September general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“We are not worried about Israel,” said Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s chief envoy to the IAEA. “Nobody dares to do anything against Iran.”

He said an Iranian resolution will seek a worldwide ban on such attacks as “a matter of principle.”

If he know how silly he sounded he might not smirk so much.  What a bunch of blustering buffoons.

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Unrelated update 1 for this update:

I didn’t think I could be any more embarrassed at having Debbie Stabenow as a Michigan Senator.  Boy was I wrong.  Detroit News dot com – Henry Payne’s Sketchbook.

“Climate change is very real,” she confessed as she embraced cap and trade’s massive tax increase on Michigan industry – at the same time claiming, against all the evidence, that it would not lead to an increase in manufacturing costs or energy prices. “Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I’m flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes.”

Rarely do I hear utterances of this stupiditude outside of talking to a high school cheerleader or beauty pageant contestant.  Or Roseanne Barr.

If you are a Michigander, and you voted for Stabenow, you should really go sit in the corner, be ashamed, and think about what you did.   The utter twit has been voted to the Senate Energy Committee, you fools.

Henry Payne said this in his posting, too:

And there are sea monsters in Lake Michigan. I can feel them when I’m boating.

****Now, the Real Reason for this Posing****

Had the Radio-frequency Ablation done yesterday.

Wiped me out.  Came home crawled in my chair put an ice pack under my neck and fell asleep.

There most certainly are numb parts in my neck.  I do have pain down my right arm that feels like I got the worst sunburn in the world and then hit with a large smooth rock or a bowling ball in the middle of my forearm.  There’s an increase in generalized pain in my neck and the left side wasn’t worked on so it is business as usual.  Now that I think about it, there is a generalized “feels like I got sunburned” feeling all around my neck.  It’s very hard to describe.

But the crippling behind-the-eye headache on that right side is gone.  It is now muted to the garden variety headache that I hear people bitch about a lot – at those times I say to myself  “Oh stop it.”  I could live with this headache for the rest of my life if I had to.

The way the headache was before… picture a really large parasite living behind your eye and as it grew it decided to knock down a few walls and expand into your sinus cavities.  That’s the kind of headache.  Now make that radiate over your forehead, over the top of your head, and all the way to your neck.  Now put your head in a vice and give it a few cranks.

So in short, yeah I hurt more.  It isn’t a spike through my skull.  I see this as positive.  Hopefully it will continue to show results.  I have drugs to help with the pain levels and I am working from home.  It’s as good as it could be, considering.

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Puncture marks made from a needle hand-crafted from a rusty ten-penny nail.

Thanks for all the well-wishes, thoughts, prayers, stacks of sympathy money, gifts of virgins, free ice cream, and yes, even the armadillo.  The ‘dillo doesn’t exactly get along with my shell-shocked rabbit Jake but then nobody has gotten along with Jake since the war and that steel plate in his head.  He just stares, mostly.

the drugs i think… i think something about the drugs…

The loons, Norman… can you hear the loooooonsss?

joan crawford has risen from the grave… must find…

Oh, here’s a pic of Jake, my guard rabbit.

Jake the Steel-Plated Wabbit

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The UN says that I may not have enough time to enjoy any improvement on my neck.  We have only four months to secure the future of our planet.

Oh.

That’s nice.

We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.

Any agreement must be fair, effective, equitable and comprehensive, and based on science. And it must help vulnerable nations adapt to climate change.

But these are global warming hysteriacs … how can their panicky approaches be based on science when they’ve done what is so common with our liberal elected officials here in the US – try to stifle all dissent?

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Yeah, that conservative-driven violence towards democrats and liberals is pretttttty harsh, all right.  Read all about it.

Oh, by the way…?   WOULD YOU IDIOTS SPRAYPAINTING SWASTIKAS ALL OVER THE PLACE STOP IT ALREADY?  The rest of us don’t see the health care thing as a racial issue and you take any credibility that we might have had and get us lumped in with the loser racist crowd – that gives the health-care reform crowd an excusable ad-hominem attack route.  They can dismiss our arguments out of hand by linking us with you losers.

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The Democrats are having some issues with their health care reform – their nurtured boondoggle.  Obama says for those who caused problems in the first place to shut up and get out of the way so others can fix it.

There are a lot of us who want to fight back against the likes of Al Gore and B. Obama, because we don’t like their “cut off discussion and do what we want anyway” approach.  Goes for Congress-critters, too.

The Patriot Post put it well:

Truth is, there’s nothing more American than revolting against heavy-handed authority, be it a long train of abuses from a king or the lawmaking of elected officials with strong authoritarian urges.

America is ruled by the consent of the governed.

Voters’ deep anger is justifiable. They have every right to disrupt and shout down public figures who, as the protesters can be heard chanting, work for them. At dispute is not a mere difference of opinion that can and should be discussed in a civil manner, but a fundamental question of who is in charge of peoples’ lives.

But this isn’t purely about consent – it’s about respect for your country, your office, and the people you serve – whether you like them or not.

Shouldn’t Americans bristle when their independence is threatened, when a federal official, in this case White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, says party leaders ‘will punch back twice as hard’ when voters merely show their displeasure?

This administration is sadly lacking in two things – professionalism and decorum.  The play-acting at it we see commonly enough but the minute there is resistance to The Plan, their worst qualities come out.

He said an Iranian resolution will seek a worldwide ban on such attacks as “a matter of principle.”

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