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I found Limbaugh's explanation for what happened in Canada very simplistic, but he did point out something: not a single poll predicted a Conservative majority government resulting from the May 2 election. So much for polls.
And that's why Elections Canada decided, just for the hell of it, to hold the election on May 2...
"CONSUMED DEMOCRACY RETURNS A SOCIALIST REGIME" - Slayer, "Fictional Reality", from Divine Intervention (1994)
BIG difference between "a majority is possible" and "a majority is going to happen". BIG, BIG difference.
However you are implying he polls were wrong. Not many polls said they would NOT get a majority either so that makes your point moot
It actually strengthens my point as to why polls are dubious. Thanks!
Your views on polls are reinforced because of a prediction that was not even made? To each their own dude :-)
None predicted a majority for the Conservatives. Therefore, this is another case where polls are dubious. Keep on worshipping them and count me out. Elections Canada, for one, has no fears of being shuttered anytime in the future.
Simple. Without cheating, without looking at the polls, with a knowledge of Canada that I know you have, try and take a stab at who will become PM of Canada tomorrow.
Yes, i know that no one votes directly for the PM, BUT all the same, Harper, Ignatieff, and Layton are all making pitches in any event because they know if members of their respective parties win enough ridings, they get to be PM. (I'm not counting Duceppe or May because they have absolutely NO chance.)
Get the hell in here and please explain to me why your Dynamic Duo can't get their Ginger Twin Powers to activate.
Also, is Luongo too busy crying under his mask to see pucks going by him? I hope, for your sake, they figure out what the hell is going on out there. I'd hate to have to come in here and and post something snarky like...HAHAHAHAHA. I'd hate that.
...really don't have a comeback. :-(
Just go to bed, pull the covers over your face and sob. I'm sure sleep will come when you realize your team does have the super awesome President's Trophy. All kidding aside, I really do hate Chicago. If the Stars had not choked against the Wild, they wouldn't even be there. I hope the Canucks don't out choke the Stars. Good luck.
I would say the team could sell thier souls but then I remembered they'd be a few short cuz we both know....gingers have no souls. How is Chicago immune to the creepiness factor that is the Ginger Twins?
This sucks I am visiting in a couple months.
Lol, the best was when he said be only lost by a few points
Why do jerks like Sean Penn get hot babes like Scarlett Johansson to move in him. Jerks like Charlie Sheen get their goddesses?
According to the WSJ Obama is extremely vulnerable right now and if the GOP picks a candidate that they can get behind, they have a very good shot at taking back the Oval Office
I wish. :)
"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
I hate the liberal teachings of being happy with who you are, we don't need to keep score, nobody should fail.
However can the other extreme be a good model? I posted in the past an article about very strict ethnic parents.
Sounds pretty extreme, but looks like the victim of the hard upbringing just got accepted to Harvard.
KSM to have military tribunal
Apparently that was the best material he had because he was pretty booed off stage in his comedy debut.
He bombed big time! When a liberal bastion like Detroit boo's you offstage, well, you're done. Stick a fork in Charlie the whore-monger Sheen... he's done, finished, over and out. Sayonara Chuck.
....dancing just for you Sentry.
Has this hockey season has driven you over the edge or what?
Are you Daniella or Henrietta?
I was at home posting on NB eating a rare steak with some whiskey. That is my story and I am sticking to it :-). I did not realize how cute you are.
I am at work and unable to follow that link so any zinger you have responded with will have to wait til morning. I look forward to it though.
You do look adorable . ;-). Seriously though , winning The Presidents Trophy is a nice thing, but winning the cup would be so cool. I got to experience my team win a World Series last year, even though I do not live in Vancouver anymore, watching them win the cup would put me on cloud 9.
...........by Florida Pastor
.........Costume scrapped after public outcry.
Hope they didn't redesign the top.
BTW...NOW you decide to show some Canuck pride. Hope there is hay on that bandwagon. ;)
Playoffs start in a little over too weeks. Hopefully this wagon makes it all the way to Lord Stanleys Holy grail ;-)
I'm not your buddy, guy.
Tsunami ravaging Kesennuma port
Tsunami destructing Japan's Coast
Minamisanriku devastated by tsunami
Tsunami Hits Japanese Port Town
Huge skyscraper swaying
What crazy destruction :-( May God help these people and ease their suffering.
Here's a way to make a Big Mac burger like the ones you get at McDonald's.
1 - sesame-seed hamburger bun & half of an additional hamburger bun.
1/4 - pound ground beef
1 - dash of salt
1 - tablespoon of Kraft Thousand Island dressing
1 - teaspoon onion -- finely diced
1/2 - cup lettuce -- chopped
1 - slice American cheese
3 - dill pickle slices
1. With a serrated knife, cut the top off the extra bun half, leaving about a 3/4-inch-thick slice. This will be the middle bun in your sandwich.
2. Place the three bun halves on a hot pan or griddle, face down, and toast them to a light brown. Set aside, but keep the pan hot.
3. Divide the ground beef in half and press into two thin patties slightly larger than the bun.
4. Cook the patties in the hot pan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Salt lightly.
5. Build the burger in the following stacking order from the bottom up: bottom bun half of dressing half of onion half of lettuce American cheese beef patty middle bun remainder of dressing remainder of onion remainder of lettuce pickle slices beef patty top bun
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup
* 1 lb Italian sausage (I like mild sausage)
* 2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced in half,and then in 1/4 inch slices
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 1/2 can oscar meyer bacon bit
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 cups kale or 2 cups swiss chard, chopped
* 2 cans chicken broth
* 1 quart water
* 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Change Measurements: US | Metric
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 1/2 hrs
1. 1 Cook sausage in a 300°F oven for approximately 30 minutes.
2. 2 Drain sausages on paper towels and cut into slices.
3. 3 Place onions, potatoes, chicken broth, water, garlic in pot, and cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
4. 4 Add sausage and bacon.
5. 5 Salt and pepper to taste.
6. 6 Simmer for another 10 minutes.
7. 7 Turn to low heat.
8. 8 Add kale and cream.
9. 9 Heat through and serve.
4 1/2 pounds Chicken Wings (separated at joints)
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup All Purpose Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Hooters Hot Wing Sauce
In large mixing bowl mix flours, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper together, blend well. Cut chicken wings into drumettes and flappers. Wash and drain chicken. Coat chicken in flour mixture, refrigerate chicken wings for 90 minutes.
When ready to deep fry chicken wings heat oil to 375. Place chicken pieces in hot oil, do not crowd. Fry chicken wings until golden brown, remove from oil and drain. When all wings have been fried,place in a large bowl. Add Hot Sauce mixture and mix completely. Use a fork or tongs to place chicken pieces on a serving platter. Serve immediately.
“Let’s keep pivoting around media bias, and not get distracted with the vulgar personal shots. Call out lies and set the record straight, but always keep the ball moving. No one ever won a game only playing defense.”
Upon my return from an outstanding and productive trip to India and Israel, I’ve been inundated with requests to respond to petty comments made in the media the past few days, including one little fella’s comment which decent people would find degrading. (I won’t bother responding to it though, because it was made by he who reminds me of an annoying little mosquito found zipped up in your tent; he can’t do any harm, but buzzes around annoyingly until it’s time to give him the proverbial slap.)
I’ve given this a lot of thought, and I’d like to share my thoughts on the never-ending issue of media bias.
When it comes to responding to the media, the standard warning is: Don’t pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel because calling out the media and holding them accountable is a risky endeavor. Too often the first instinct is to ignore blatant media bias, crudeness, and outright lies, and just hope the media instigator will grow up and provide fairer coverage if you bite your tongue and not challenge the false reporting of an openly hostile press. But I’ve never bought into that. That’s waving the white flag. I just can’t do it because I have too much respect for the importance of a free press as a cornerstone of our democracy, and I have great respect for the men and women in uniform who sacrifice so much to defend that First Amendment right. Media, with freedom comes responsibility.
Friends, too often conservatives or Republicans in general come across as having the fighting instinct of sheep. I don’t. I was raised to believe that you don’t retreat when you’re on solid ground; so even though it often seems like I’m armed with just a few stones and a sling against a media giant, I’ll use those small resources to do what I can to set the record straight. The truth is always worth fighting for. Doing so isn’t whining or “playing the victim card”; it’s defending the truth in fairness to those who seek accurate information. I’ll keep attempting to correct misinformation and falsehoods about myself and my record, and I will certainly never shy from defending others who are unfairly attacked. This is in the name of justice.
But two decades in politics have taught me that when it comes to picking battles, often it’s best to ignore the truly petty, ugly personal media shots because engaging in a counter argument with disreputable, intolerant people doesn’t vindicate me; it merely gives those people the attention they seek. It wastes my time and it distracts from what we should focus on.
We must always remember the big picture. The media has always been biased. Conservatives – and especially conservative women – have always been held to a different standard and attacked. This is nothing new. Lincoln was mocked and ridiculed. Reagan was called an amiable dunce, a dangerous warmonger, a rightwing fanatic, and the insult list goes on and on. (But somehow Reagan still managed to win two major electoral landslides, and this was in the days before the internet and talk radio when all he had were three biased network news channels spinning reports on him. If he could do so much with so little and still be such an optimistic and positive leader, then surely we can succeed with the new media tools at our disposal.)
Let’s just acknowledge that commonsense conservatives must be stronger and work that much harder because of the obvious bias. And let’s be encouraged with a sense of poetic justice by knowing that the “mainstream” media isn’t mainstream anymore. That’s why I call it “lamestream,” and the LSM is becoming quite irrelevant, as it is no longer the sole gatekeeper of information.
Let’s keep pivoting around media bias, and not get distracted with the vulgar personal shots. Even with limited time we can try to call out lies and set the record straight, but always keep the ball moving. No one ever won a game only playing defense.
I’ll keep correcting false reporting, and I’ll defend others to the hilt; but I won’t spend any more precious, limited time responding to personal, vulgar, sexist venom spewed my way.
Today, our country is faced with seemingly overwhelming challenges. We have an unsustainable and immoral $14 trillion debt problem which, combined with a self-inflicted energy crisis, could bring America to her knees. The President of the United States is manipulating an energy supply by refusing to develop our U.S. energy resources. Shouldn’t that be the media’s focus today? Wouldn’t you like more information on the deficit that for last month alone was the highest in our history at $223 billion? That single month’s deficit was more than the entire deficit for the year 2007! We still have a 16% real unemployment rate. We had 2.9 million home foreclosures last year alone, with this year predicted to be even worse. Americans who are struggling to make ends meet are now hit by rising food and energy prices – exacerbated by the Fed’s decision to drop that $600 billion money bomb known as QE2 on us. Gas has already hit $4 per gallon in some areas. And let’s not forget that our men and women in uniform are deployed far from home today. From Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, to who-knows-where tomorrow under a clouded, confused Obama Doctrine, our armed forces are in harm’s way, defending our interests and protecting our freedoms.
Now these are the real concerns to Americans. These are times when real leadership is needed. We must never be distracted from these real concerns.
Petty comments from the small-minded are used to distract. Stay focused, America. Don’t wave any white flag. Simply put, let’s spend our precious time on causes that are worthy.
- Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin - converting Liberals one at time . . . .
/// Sarah Palin Fan since July 11, 2007 ///
too sexy for tv?
Lol, that's a funny sounding Italian word ;-)
than George Bush
However I have no problem with bug fights
Scorpion vs Beattle
Centipede vs Tarantula
Bee vs scorpion
Black widow vs wasp
Praying mantis vs snake
Was this you making an adult movie? Pretty incredible at the end how you could perform without head :-)
Yeah, that was me in my thinner days.
I read somewhere that the center for the male praying mantis sex drive is located in his abdomen so that he can continue the act without his head in place.
Quite a bit to talk about on tonights episode. Kathy Griffin made her debut last night. I did not think she was especially funny. She played a Tea Partier and took a shot a Christine O Donnell with a I am not a witch comment.
I am not a homophobe, but tonights episode featured a full on kiss between two male characters. I was not just a peck, it lasted a few seconds and I think I might have even seen tongue and I admit, I had to turn away. I am no prude but that seen was disturbing to watch.
I am not sure if it is Stockholm syndrome or what, but since I have been here, I have evolved from a left of center independent troll to a moderate Libertarian troll.
I now understand media bias and that liberals are much more interested in destroying free speech than promoting it Something else that I have been having a change of heart lately is firearms.
I have always supported the rights of others to own a firearm, but have not considered owning on myself. With all that is going on in the world and our country right now, I am beginning to feel that it might not be a bad idea to have some protection at home. The problem is I have always been afraid of firearms and I want some advice before making a rash decision
Thanks in advance for any advice.
"Kind" is an open ended question. Brand or caliber, long gun or handgun matters also. On both accounts, what really matters is what you yourself are most comfortable with. If home defense is your only concern, a handgun is a great choice ( I prefer a .45 myself), but so too is a good old 870 shotgun. Unsane offered you some good advice there on that point. Check out your local ranges, many have rentals and you can shoot a few different calibers and see which feels right to you. What you are comfortable with will help determine what you can operate safely, never forget that.
On that last point, lose the fear, keep the respect. There is a difference. Always remember these basic rules with particular emphasis on rule number one.
1) Every firearm is always loaded, especially when you think it isn't.
2) Never, ever, put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to pull it.
3) Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to destroy.
Where should a gun be kept? Wherever you find it appropriate. That is your choice to make, most especially within your own home, because you are responsible for it. Think of it this way, where would you stow your favorite book or your favorite ink pen? The answer is wherever you so choose as to take good care of them and keep them safe, right? Firearms are no different.
I have kids, how and where I store my guns is different than how and where my buddy does - he doesn't have kids. Do I keep them hidden away from my kids? Heck no. Some are appalled, scared, by that, but you know what? My kids don't have the temptation baiting them - they have their own guns too. Mine have been taught exactly what they are for, what they do and when and where to use them. Education is key, and yes, age of the kids matters too.
Education takes away that "gee, what is this" factor. Now, to be fair, at my house, there is no such thing as a "toy" gun. No squirt guns, no cap guns, not air-softs, nothing. All guns are "real" guns at my house, always have been and always will be. Not everyone would go that route, it is just the route I chose. When my kids think guns, they do not think toys, they think destruction. That is exactly the mindset I wanted them to have.
Loaded is something of a debatable term. First, see rule number one. Personally, I find semi-automatics "safer" than revolvers on this point. A full magazine inserted in a semi-auto sees no round chambered -unless you put one there. Whereas in a revolver, they are already in the chamber. The down side there, regarding a semi-auto, is that if you chamber one and then remove the magazine itself, that firearm is very much "loaded". See, so it depends on what is meant by "loaded". The safest way to approach that question is with rule number one. Rule number one, rule number one, rule number one. After that, the answer you seek really does come down to your own set of circumstances and is a responsibility you have to take on your own shoulders when becoming a gun owner.
When it comes to things like waiting periods for purchase, carry, and even sometimes storage/transport, you are going to have to do some good in depth research. You have federal law to deal with, you have state law to deal with and in many cases you also have local law to deal with. Often times there is a broad range of rules you must learn. Unsane's advice about your local range is good on this point as well. You will find that if you engage gun owners at a range in search of knowledge, many will be more than happy to help you out and point you to others who will do so in more depth. Most ranges will have safety courses from time to time. Heck, even Gander Mountain here has them sometimes. Gun hunter's safety courses (we have those here put on by DOC) are another alternative.
Make no mistake, a firearm is a tremendous responsibility and if you are a rookie, you serve yourself and everyone around you well by doing your local homework first. Start with rule number one.
All that said, Some time spent, alongside someone familiar with firearms helping you out, shooting a .22 revolver is a good place to start. Learning the basic mechanics without a recoil is sometimes beneficial for noobs. You wouldn't want something like this or this to happen to you your first time out. Idiots abound when it comes to firearms, there can be no legitimate debate denying that, so who you choose to teach you is important. Choose wisely.
If you are serious, if you want to embrace your rights in a responsible way and if you don't have friends with this as a hobby, it is worth professional training that includes instruction and shooting lessons. Now, I will argue all day long that government has no place mandating such a thing, but I most certainly will encourage it as a matter of personal responsibility.
No matter what you decide, always remember rule number one.
4) center-mass, center-mass, center-mass
5) do no set your weapon down until law enforcement arrives. there may be more than one ghoul.
6) dial 911 and calmly give them all information they ask for. one wrong word or mistake in an answer by you and you could be the next person shot.
Go to a range where they have different types of guns. Try them out if possible.
I've been shooting firearms since I was 10 and shot what they gave me in various places. I first learned about guns in the Cub Scouts. From there, I knew people who had veritable arsenals and I could just shoot what I wanted: rifles, shotguns, handguns.
I own a 9mm Beretta now but that's mostly for practice for proficiency's sake.
I keep it in a nightstand drawer. If anyone breaks in, I have seconds to open the drawer and load it. That's another key point. I keep two clips close by. I NEVER store the gun loaded because I don't know if the next person to handle it will know what to do when they encounter it.
The best approach with children, I think, is to teach them what to do if/when they encounter a firearm. Teach them that they are not toys and absolutely no joke. Putting them under lock and key isn't enough.
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