I saved a frog that I found being cooked on the road today. He was
little and green and not at all hoppy. I poured a little of my cold
water (out for a run) on him and he still wasn't hoppy so I picked him
up and kept putting water on him until he livened up. He was released
back into nature by an entourage of neighborhood children. Tomorrow he
will be eaten by a snake. As it should be. -- Ana
I submit to you thatGeorge Walker Bush is
and destruction that began when Bush first entered office, is now
certain to culminate in the apocalypse, as predicted in the Bible over
2,000 years ago.
first posted this on Geocities
over four years ago, before the 2000 election, to sound the alarm. Tragically,
nobody listened. Now the
World Trade Center has been hauled off for scrap, the Constitution is in
tatters, and our nation is off fighting a
Holy War in the Middle
East. Today, the final end is nearer than ever before..)
The Evidence:Let's look at exhibit 1:
The Number of the Beast
Oh, hell, go read the rest of it yourself. H/t Ace
Seriously. We joke that everything is "Bush's fault" -- whether the souffle falls or the kids have cavities or the dog gets worms-- but if the Times-Picayune report on the underfunding of levee projects is a fair and complete account of the facts, then the Bush administration may well have to bear some responsibility for the lack of preparedness in Louisiana:
Newhouse News Service, in an article posted late
Tuesday night at The Times-Picayune Web site, reported: "No one can say
they didn't see it coming. ... Now in the wake of one of the worst
storms ever, serious questions are being asked about the lack of
In early 2004, as the cost of the conflict in Iraq
soared, President Bush proposed spending less than 20 percent of what
the Corps said was needed for Lake Pontchartrain, according to a Feb.
16, 2004, article, in New Orleans CityBusiness.
On June 8, 2004, Walter Maestri, emergency management
chief for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; told the Times-Picayune: "It
appears that the money has been moved in the president's budget to
handle homeland security and the war in Iraq, and I suppose that's the
price we pay. Nobody locally is happy that the levees can't be
finished, and we are doing everything we can to make the case that this
is a security issue for us."
Also that June, with the 2004 hurricane season
starting, the Corps' project manager Al Naomi went before a local
agency, the East Jefferson Levee Authority, and essentially begged for
$2 million for urgent work that Washington was now unable to pay for.
From the June 18, 2004 Times-Picayune:
"The system is in great shape, but the levees are
sinking. Everything is sinking, and if we don't get the money fast
enough to raise them, then we can't stay ahead of the settlement," he
said. "The problem that we have isn't that the levee is low, but that
the federal funds have dried up so that we can't raise them."
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Darius at File It Under draws our attention, somewhat gingerly, to the following report on South African ingenuity:
A controversial device, which its inventor claims clamps itself to a
rapist's penis forcing him to seek medical treatment and be revealed to
the police, will be launched by a South African woman on Wednesday.
The "Rapex" device is inserted into the vagina by a woman who feels she
is at risk of rape, and if she is attacked, small burr-like teeth will
attach themselves to the tip of the rapist's erect penis, explained
inventor Sonette Ehlers.
As he withdraws and becomes flaccid, it is only possible to remove the
device by surgery, Ehlers said ahead of a launch and demonstration at
Kleinmond near Cape Town.