Friday, June 25, 2010

Geography 101

Innocent Bystanders reports on this gem from County Supervisor Peggy West of Milwaukee in discussions on whether the City of Milwaukee to boycott Arizona over SB1070. It appears that this official would have less of a problem with Arizona if only it were a tad closer to Mexico....huh?

If this was Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding their borders, I would have to look twice at this. But this is a state that is a ways removed from the border,”

Now after reading and perhaps even viewing such a pathetic statement one needs (besides a stiff drink) a bit of comic relief. May as well laugh as cry. Or laugh AS you cry over the state of education in our schools. Bride of Rove provides both with a comment left at HotAir who is also carrying the story.

True story. I was volunteering in my son’s fifth grade science class with two other moms and the topic of the day was the moon. I asked why there was no material on astronauts and moon landings? The two moms said they were relieved that fiction wasn’t being taught to kids.

Me: But. Lovell’s book Lost Moon. NASA. All of the video and science that has resulted in from the space program … velcro and Tang for crying out loud … do you really believe it was a hoax? Mrs. (teacher) help me out here.

Teacher: I don’t believe we actually went to the moon either so I don’t teach it.

Me: Interesting. So somehow all of those companies were in on the biggest lie ever perpetrated on the world.

I was unable to change their minds, though I made a valiant effort.

But the best is yet to come...for the punch line you have to visit the site. Made me laugh.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

There Are No Accidents

Man- You know things are bad when your own dog runs you over with your own truck...

A Florida man was run over by his own pickup truck after his dog put it into gear, according to reports. (more)

Dog in car

Sharia Law in America

Under Sharia law non-Muslims are not allowed to proclaim their beliefs to Muslims. Nice to see they have the Dearborn police to help them enforce this.

If this is what it looks like, replete with cops confiscating video cameras to keep what happened off the record, it’s one of the most ridiculous First Amendment violations you’ll ever see. H/T  and more over at HotAir

This is an ongoing issue and you can read more details at WND and a link to last years video which is even more disturbing.

Some color for the story over at Touchstone:

"...There are no Muslims who do not need the Gospel, and no Christians, Arab or otherwise, who can live without it. Why should we be silent? The Gospel can be shared always, but not always welcomed. Jesus wasn't in the end; why should we be?" More

The Never Ending Game

Lost in the headlines of oil spills, replacement of generals etc. is a bit of history being made in the sports world-and its not the World Cup. (yes, I watch the games when I can- and I enjoy them.)


Previous full-match time record: 6 hours, 33 min. at 2004 French Open
playing time during 5th set: 7 hours, 6 minutes

Total playing time: 10 hours

John Isner had 4 match points in the 5th set

Just in the 5th set: they played 881 points

John Isner has hit 98 aces

More aces: Nicolas Mahut has hit 95 aces

previous ace record at any match: 78

Total games played: 161 (118 in 5th set)

Longest known tennis matches

10 hours - John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut, 2010 Wimbledon (in progress)
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