Did I ever tell you I’m not fonda Jane?
Did I ever tell you I’m not fonda Jane?
A swing-shift trooper based in Girdwood, Peterson was cruising the Seward Highway the night of Feb. 2 a couple miles north of McHugh Creek when something big and black fell from the sky, landing about 20 feet from his car.
“Falling rock!” he thought, ready to steer clear if it bounced onto the highway.
When the rock didn’t roll or shatter, Peterson’s brain came up with a crazy image:
An adult moose, wandering rocky terrain more suitable to the Dall sheep that populate it, plunged to its death from the tall cliffs that hug a highway famous for its scenery and wildlife.
The animal landed on the side of the road just a few yards in front of Peterson, who figures it fell 150 feet, maybe farther. He snapped a couple of photos and called one of the charities that salvage road kill to tell them there was a moose available at Mile 113 .
Just when you think you’ve seen everything!
And this report on Global Cooling:
Back in 1991, before Al Gore first shouted that the Earth was in the balance, the Danish Meteorological Institute released a study using data that went back centuries that showed that global temperatures closely tracked solar cycles.
Solar activity fluctuates in an 11-year cycle. But so far in this cycle, the sun has been disturbingly quiet. The lack of increased activity could signal the beginning of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple of centuries and can last as long as a century.
The study concludes that if you shut down all the world’s power plants and factories, “there would not be much effect on temperatures.”
But if the sun shuts down, we’ve got a problem. It is the sun, not the Earth, that’s hanging in the balance.
If you think ‘Global Warming’ is bad, wait until Global Cooling hits. You can’t grow food very well when it is freezing outside. And we don’t have enough indoor space to grow food to support us either.
The Hillary campaign recently took MSNBC reporter David Shuster (and MSNBC generally) to task for asking a guest on February 7th’s “Tucker” program, “[D]oesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?” MSNBC has suspended Shuster for his remarks.
Tonight, the Politico’s John Harris asked Clinton for her thoughts on the situation during an interview that aired on Washington, D.C.’s local ABC affiliate WJLA:
Clinton said that her staff had sent her “some independent study” “which seemed to suggest that” “in terms of the fairness of the coverage,” Fox News Channel has treated her campaign more fairly than MSNBC.
Emphasis mine. Imagine that. Fox News being fair. Who’d thunk that?
Or is it Englandistan?
The Archbishop of Canterbury caused consternation yesterday by calling for Islamic law to be recognised in Britain.
He declared that sharia and Parliamentary law should be given equal legal status so the people could choose which governs their lives.
This raised the prospect of Islamic courts in Britain with full legal powers to approve polygamous marriages, grant easy divorce for men and prevent finance firms from charging interest.
The archbishop attempted to distance himself from the extreme legal systems run in Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, where adultery can be punished by death and women who behave independently risk harsh punishments.
“Nobody in their right mind, I think, would want to see in this country a kind of inhumanity that sometimes appears to be associated with the practice of the law in some Islamic states – the extreme punishments, the attitudes to women as well,” he said.
The Ramadhan Foundation youth organisation said the scheme would help build respect and tolerance.
“What he seems to be talking about is a situation in which people are treated differently under the law according to their religion. People cannot be treated differently. Everyone should be equal in the eyes of the law.
“I don’t doubt the archbishop’s desire to accommodate diversity, but we cannot do so at the expense of our common values.”
He declared that under its influence Britain was sleepwalking to segregation.
Yesterday he said the “implication that British courts should treat people differently based on their faith is divisive and dangerous.
“It risks removing the protection afforded by law, for example, to children in custody cases or women in divorce proceedings.
“The first people who would suffer would be ethnic-minority citizens. Follow the logic of this extreme multiculturalism through and where do we end up?
Mike Judge, of the Christian Institute, said: “I am appalled that the head of the Church of England is advocating that parts of sharia law should be introduced into British law.
“The idea that you can have the moderate bits without the nasty bits coming along at a later time is naive.”
What’s my biggest problem with this? England turning into one of those countries like this:
“I was boasting about Riyadh, telling him it doesn’t deserve its bad reputation,” she said. “I told him I never experienced any harassment. I’d had no trouble as a woman. It was business as usual.”
But on Monday, Yara learned that she had been wrong. She was thrown in jail, strip-searched, threatened and forced to sign false confessions by the kingdom’s “Mutaween” police.
“When I was arrested, it was like going through an avalanche,” she said. “All of my beliefs were completely destroyed.”
She described herself as secular, and apolitical. “I am anti-political,” she said. “I have never advocated for anything in my life.”
She said she made a point of wearing an abaya and a headscarf, like most Saudi women, “out of cultural respect.”
“I observed the rules and tried not to stand out in business settings,” she said.
So, where are all the FemiNazis at? Am I to understand that they only care about womens rights in non-Islamic countries? Or are they chicken? Afraid of being bombed by those IslmaNutters? Yes, we care about your rights… as long as you aren’t in an Islamic country. Nice standards.
And as for the cultural diversity, why should we care when they obviously don’t care? They don’t take our values into consideration while we are over there. I say we shouldn’t change unless they are willing to. All this shows to me is that we are the weak ones. The strong will take over. Just watch, it’ll happen.
Yes, it goes both ways.
Mitt Romney on Monday told Republican rival Mike Huckabee to quit “whining” after Huckabee accused Romney of trying to suppress turnout on Super Tuesday.
You’re on the wrong side for whining.
Huckabee’s accusation followed Romney’s remarks to FOX News last week, in which the former Massachusetts governor said: “A vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain, and if they want John McCain as their nominee … that’s exactly what the vote would do.”
Huckabee then cast Romney’s comment as an attempt to keep voters from going to the polls.
“If you try to discourage people from voting for somebody, what else would you call it? Isn’t voter suppression when you try to keep people from voting a certain way, by anybody’s definition? … Isn’t that voter suppression, suppressing the vote, pushing it down, keeping people from feeling comfortable and going and making a vote? I think that’s exactly what it is,” Huckabee told reporters during a stop in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Monday.
But Romney, speaking in Atlanta, dismissed the charge, saying Huckabee has misused the term.
So where’s the hypocrisy? Right here:
“If you know somebody that’s not going to vote for me, let the air out of their tires Saturday.”
Some supporters state that he was only joking. You can watch and decide for yourself. I say he isn’t. I see no smile, nor do I hear a laugh. Nothing funny about it. Even if he was joking, it still makes him look bad because he made such a big deal about it with Romney. If it’s that serious of a subject, should you be joking about it during election season?