Saturday, February 07, 2009






Store greeter: a job for George W?

His father went on to a lucrative job as an adviser to an investment firm. Bill Clinton has earned more than $90m for his speeches. So how will George Bush spend his post-presidential time?

A chain of hardware stores in his home state of Texas has come up with a career plan, offering the former president a job as a greeter at its Dallas branch.

Bush says he intends to focus on his presidential library, and work on his memoirs, although he has yet to find a publisher.

But even with those obligations, a Dallas businessman says Bush would be a natural fit to welcome people to his chain of stores. In a letter in the Dallas Morning News, Kyle Walters says: "We're confident that your experience ... would make you an excellent candidate for the position."

Some might think a greeter's job a less than illustrious career choice for a former president. But Bush's options may be limited. Speaking and publishers' agents have been less than enthusiastic about booking the former president. And at a time when unemployment is at its highest point in 18 years, a job is a job.


A very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into
Wal-Mart with
her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through
the entrance.
The Wal-Mart Greeter said pleasantly, "Good morning, and welcome
Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?"
The woman stopped yelling long enough to say, "Hell no they
The oldest one's 9 and the other one's 7. Why the hell would you
think they're
Are you blind, or just stupid?"

I'm neither blind nor stupid, Ma'am," replied the greeter. "I
just couldn't
believe someone would sleep with you twice. Have a good day and
thank you
for shopping at Wal-Mart.


Calif. employees forced to take off without pay

By JUDY LIN – 1 day ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California drivers who needed to renew their licenses or registration found no one to help Friday at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The doors to the state health agency were locked, too.

Even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's emergency services office was dark.

Hundreds of state offices closed because there was nobody to run them: More than 200,000 state employees had to take the day off Friday without pay to help ease California's budget crisis.

Schwarzenegger ordered employees to take two unpaid days off a month, hoping to save the state $1.3 billion through June 2010, when the mass furloughs are expected to end.




the gods of wrath by stocks photography.
The gods of wrath are coming for law makers and law breakers. Not that all members of parliament are crooked.....just a little bent!


יד וְשַׁבְתִּי, אֶת-שְׁבוּת עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וּבָנוּ עָרִים נְשַׁמּוֹת וְיָשָׁבוּ, וְנָטְעוּ כְרָמִים וְשָׁתוּ אֶת-יֵינָם; וְעָשׂוּ גַנּוֹת, וְאָכְלוּ אֶת-פְּרִיהֶם. 14 And I will turn the captivity of My people Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
טו וּנְטַעְתִּים, עַל-אַדְמָתָם; וְלֹא יִנָּתְשׁוּ עוֹד, מֵעַל אַדְמָתָם אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לָהֶם--אָמַר, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ. {ש} 15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be plucked up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God. {P}


Stimulus to ban religious worship

'This isn't like a convenient oversight, this is intentional'

Posted: February 06, 2009
11:50 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

President Obama's proposed economic stimulus plan makes a deliberate – and unconstitutional – attempt to censor religious speech and worship on school campuses across the nation, according to a lawyer who argued related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 20 years ago and won them all.

"This isn't like a convenient oversight. This is intentional. This legislation pokes its finger in the eyes of people who hold religious beliefs," Jay Sekulow, chief of the American Center for Law and Justice, told WND today.

His was the organization that decades ago argued on behalf of speech freedom on school campuses, winning repeatedly at the U.S. Supreme Court. Since then, the 2001 Good News Club v. Milford Central School District

decision was added, clarifying that restricting religious speech within the context of public shared-use facilities is unconstitutional.

The problem in the proposed stimulus bill comes from a provision that states: "PROHIBITED USES OF FUNDS. - No funds awarded under this section may be used for - (C) modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities - (i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school or department of divinity; or (ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission."

The wording that specifically targets religious speech already has been approved by the majority Democrats in the U.S. House – all GOP members opposed it. In the Senate, Jim DeMint, R-S.C., proposed an amendment to eliminate it, but again majority Democrats decided to keep the provision targeting religious instruction and activities.



Hamas claims 181 Fatah operatives were war spies for Israel, US intelligence

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

February 6, 2009, 7:36 PM (GMT+02:00)

Mahmoud Abbas visits wounded Fatah operative transferred from Gaza to Ramallah

Mahmoud Abbas visits wounded Fatah operative transferred from Gaza to Ramallah

Disclosures appear this week in Hamas' internal publications of an alleged spy ring of 181 Fatah members said to have passed intelligence to the Israeli enemy during last month's hostilities, DEBKAfile's exclusive sources report.

Hamas fighters are said to have executed some of the alleged spies during the fighting and shot and injured others. These descriptions indicate that Hamas spent more time hunting down and killing Fatah members than fighting the Israeli invaders.

Our sources report that as soon as the fighting wound down on Jan. 20, Hamas security officers did indeed round up scores of Fatah members.

Hamas names Muhammad Habash, brother of the social affairs minister in the Salam Fayad government in Ramallah, as ringleader of the spy network. He is charged with passing secrets which ended up in Israeli hands to the Ramallah-based Palestinian General Intelligence Service, according to the evidence of documents, correspondence and signals.

Hamas specifically names the Palestinian General Intelligence Service to imply US complicity, since US advisers have been training its members and supervising its operations.

Hamas further charges that the Palestinian and Israeli security services have been collaborating for the past year against Hamas. They moved their center of operations to the Gaza Strip just before the flare-up as part of what Hamas calls the "Abu Mazen conspiracy" to take advantage of the fighting to reinstate his Palestinian Authority in Gaza City. The PA was overthrown there by Hamas in 2007.

Hamas has timed its disclosures to coincide with the breakdown of its talks in Cairo for a long-term truce in Gaza that would have entailed patching up its quarrel with Fatah and establishing a Palestinian unity government. The Islamist rulers of Gaza are telling Cairo that it is pointless to ask them to make peace with traitors.


Hamas official stopped trying to bring £8 million in cash into Gaza Strip

A senior Hamas official has been stopped trying to enter the Gaza Strip with almost £8 million in cash in his bags.


Vitamin B and folic acid 'help fight migraines'

Vitamin B and folate supplements could be the key to fighting the debilitating symptoms of migraines, according to new research.


Small Change: Obama's Betrayal

Just two weeks after his historic inauguration ceremony, Obama’s presidency is lurching towards failure, and not because three of his administration picks have been found to be tax cheats, but because nearly all of his administration picks are corporate whores and shills.

The problem with the new Obama administration is that it is turning out to be not about change at all, as he claimed during the campaign, but rather about more of the same—and these are not times that call for more of the same. Nor is more of the same the reason Obama won the election.

The economic team President Obama has put in place is composed of the same Wall Street hacks and conservative economic theologians who helped produce the current crisis, many of them as part of the Clinton administration, and some, like Timothy Geithner, actually as appointees of the thoroughly discredited Bush administration.

Obama’s military team is essentially composed of holdovers from the Bush administration, starting at the top with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and retreads from the Clinton administration.



Germany already is a super power. For the past two years, Germany has been the number one exporter in the world. They have even surpassed China, although China is expected to secure the top spot in 2009.

Germany is the economic power house of Europe and many of its companies are brands recognized globally from Siemens to BMW to Opel to Marklin to MAN and on and on.

We can learn a lot from today's Germany.

Militarily -- the German Leopard II is the tank of choice of many of our NATO allies. Also, Germany has for many years been the only foreign power allowed to fly combat training missions inside the USA.


Jimmy Carter, Hamas, - blames Israel for Gaza war

Former US President Jimmy Carter insisted on Monday that the Hamas terrorist organization is a group of trustworthy and respectable individuals that cannot possibly be blamed for the recent violence in and around the Gaza Strip.

Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, Carter said that Hamas can be trusted, and that the terror group had adhered fully to the terms of an unofficial six-month ceasefire prior to the outbreak of the Gaza war.

By making such an assertion, Carter indirectly blamed Israel for the violence that engulfed Gaza and southern Israel for three weeks. He sidestepped the fact that prior to the start of the Israeli offensive, Hamas had significantly escalated its rocket attacks on southern Israel.

Carter tried to qualify his remarks by acknowledging Hamas had done some bad things, but remained adamant that the terror group must be engaged diplomatically and made part of the "peace" process.

The interview was part of a PR campaign to push the former president's new book, "We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land," which Carter indicated is being written first and foremost to influence the policy decisions of President Barack Obama.

Said Carter: "I am writing another book about the Middle East because the new president of the United States is facing a major opportunity — and responsibility — to lead in ending conflict between Israel and its neighbors. The time is now. Peace is possible."

Carter's previous book, "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid," was highly critical of and in many places openly hostile toward Israel.