Daily Archives: June 26, 2011

Every time I think I’ve seen it all, I haven’t…

NO ‘HIM’ OR ‘HER’; PRESCHOOL FIGHTS GENDER BIAS – Sweden’s gender neutral tots

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What country is he president of?

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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In one of my very favorite stories, Edward Everett Hale’s “The Man without a Country,” a young Army lieutenant named Philip Nolan stands condemned for treason during the Revolutionary War, having come under the influence of Aaron Burr. When the judge asks him if he wishes to say anything before sentence is passed, young Nolan defiantly exclaims, “Damn the United States! I wish I might never hear of the United States again!”

The stunned silence in the courtroom is palpable, pulsing. After a long pause, the judge soberly says to the angry lieutenant: “You have just pronounced your own sentence. You will never hear of the United States again. I sentence you to spend the rest of your life at sea, on one or another of this country’s naval vessels – under strict orders that no one will ever speak to you again about the country you have just cursed.”

And so it was. Philip Nolan was taken away and spent the next 40 years at sea, never hearing anything but an occasional slip of the tongue about America. The last few pages of the story, recounting Nolan’s dying hours in his small stateroom – now turned into a shrine to the country he foreswore – never fail to bring me to tears. And I find my own love for this dream, this miracle called America, refreshed and renewed. I know how blessed and unique we are.

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The president without a country by Pat Boone – June 06, 2009

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=100283

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Gov Christie makes sense

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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THE SUNDAY GRUDGE REPORT

posted by Pistol Pete

OBAMA CAMPAIGN SEEKS 450,000 DONORS,$60 MILLION IN CASH BY JUNE 30

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/06/obama-campaign-seeks-450000-donors-60-million-cash-by-june-30.html

CT UNIONS VOTE FOR LAYOFFS

They’d rather throw their union brothers under the bus than not get their pay raises;thats some solidarity

http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/mikeshedlock/2011/06/26/ct_unions_vote_for_layoffs

HATCH LETS LOOSE HIS INNER TEA PARTY

Orrin’s feeling the heat.Now he has to follow in fellow Rino Juan McLame’s footsteps and pretend to be conservative until after the election.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/56_144/Orrin-Hatch-Lets-Loose-His-Inner-Tea-Party-206725-1.html

OBAMA GOES GOLFING FOR 13TH WEEKEND IN A ROW.

In the comments section there’s a list of the 41 trips he’s taken on AF1 since the first of the year.Stunning

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/06/25/obama-golfing-13th-weeken-row/

THIS IS THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY;ITS TERRIFYING

(NY) EXEMPTIONS WERE THE KEY TO GAY RIGHTS BILL

I have a feeling the republicans who sold out will pay a steep price next November.Its one thing in a state like mine where the Republicans are considered comic relief,but when you can make a difference and still capitulate there are consequences.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/nyregion/religious-exemptions-were-key-to-new-york-gay-marriage-vote.html?_r=1

REPORT:PROSSER GRABBED FELLOW JUSTICES NECK DURING ARGUMENT

This may not end well

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/124537284.html

THE GREAT CORN CON

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/opinion/25Rattner.html?_r=2

$1 BILLION SLATED FOR CENTRAL AMERICA’S DRUG WAR

SOS HILLARY CLINTON MEETS W/COSTA RICA PRESIDENT LAURA CHINCHILLA

Costa Rica’s president is a rodent?

http://www.ticotimes.net/Current-Edition/Top-Story/1-billion-slated-for-Central-America-s-drug-war_Friday-June-24-2011

SARAH PALIN,OBAMA BOTH TO BE IN IOWA TUESDAY

Sarah will be there for the premier of her movie,Bozo will be there spouting his banal bullshit

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/06/sarah-palin-obama-will-both-be-in-iowa-tuesday/

NANCY PELOSI DEMANDS A SEAT AT THE TABLE FOR FINAL DEBT CEILING TALKS

Uh,Nancy,there’s a new Speaker of the House-maybe you’ve heard

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/168467-pelosi-demands-a-seat-at-the-table-in-final-debt-ceiling-talks

CRESTED CHINESE CHIHUAHUA WINS ‘WORLDS UGLIEST DOG’ TITLE

I didn’t post pictures because they were too big.This is one ugly mutt!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008039/Shes-bit-ruff-Chinese-crested-Chihuahua-mix-wins-Worlds-Ugliest-Dog-title.html

EIGHT TEENS BRUTALLY BEAT WHITE BOY SENSELESS

Tell me again why this is not a hate crime;I keep forgetting

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14965429

COULDN’T END THIS POST ON SUCH A DOWNER

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Just bragging on our clever mascot

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

Lil Buzz figured out how to put the Duplos together. He made this tower all by himself. I’m so impressed! When he was here, not too long ago, he was still hit-or-miss on getting the shapes into the shape sorter holes. More “jam it and hope for the best” than “match the shape to the hole.” Matching up the Duplos so they snap together is a big step! ::beamingGrammy::

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