Friday, August 29, 2008

Isn't this EXCITING...

This was in my inbox. I hope it's not some lame-o "plan". I want some action:

McCain has Done It!

I'm truly energized about this pick. 

McCain has literally done an about-face with me (and I'm sure many others). After his choice of Palin, I now want to both take part and support his bid for the presidency. Originally I had the intentions of passively supporting the republican ticket but now, I'm volunteering my services. Well done McCain. 

My favorite AP quote to date: "At 44, she is younger than two of McCain's seven children."

BTW, does anyone else find her to be very attractive?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Assassination Plot or...?

I don't know how I feel about this article. It just doesn't seem to add up. The chronological events don't seem right... the compliance by the accused seems too easy... the fact that the press is already talking with the "perps"... parading around an ongoing investigation... everything just seems off:

Plot to Kill Obama: Shoot From High Vantage Point

Written by Brian Maass and staff

 Section: Democratic National Convention Section


Denver's U.S. attorney is expected to speak on Tuesday afternoon about the arrests of four people suspected in a possible plot to shoot Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges. 

One of those suspects spoke exclusively to CBS4 investigative reporter Brian Maass from inside the Denver City Jail late Monday night and said his friends had discussed killing Obama. 

"So your friends were saying threatening things about Obama?" Maass asked. 

"Yeah," Nathan Johnson replied. 

"It sounded like they didn't want him to be president?" 

"Yeah," Johnson said. 

Maass reported earlier Monday that one of the suspects told authorities they were "going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle ... sighted at 750 yards." 

Law enforcement sources told Maass that one of the suspects "was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative." 

I don't know what about the story is wrong but something seems fishy. Yes, I'm just thinking out-loud and I do take any attempt at another's life as serious but something about this case...

Friday, August 08, 2008


Directly from the Dave Casper Experience:

Irenda Sendler

From Snopes...

There recently was a death of a 98 year old lady named Irena. 

During WWII, Iliana, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. 

She had an ulterior motive... 

She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German). 

Iliana smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids). 

She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto. 

The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises. 

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. 

She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely. 

Iliana kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. 

After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family. 

Most of course had been gassed. 

Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted. 

Last year Iliana was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.... 

She LOST. 

Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Change we can believe in?

This appeared on the Editorial Page of the Richmond Times-Dispatch July 7, 2008. If you think it is appropriate for the times, pass it on. 
Each year I get to celebrate Independence Day twice. On June 30, I celebrate my independence day and on July 4, I celebrate America's. This year is special because it marks the 40th anniversary of my independence. 
On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba and a few months later, I was in the United States to stay. That I happened to arrive in Richmond on Thanksgiving Day is just part of the story, but I digress. 
I've thought a lot about the anniversary this year. The election-year rhetoric has made me think a lot about Cuba and what transpired there. In the late 1950's, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive. 
When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said 'Praise the Lord.' And when the young leader said, 'I will be for change and I'll bring you change, everyone yelled, 'Viva Fidel!' 
But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner's guns went silent, the people's guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received their free education, it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented, Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over, more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes. You can call those who made it ashore anywhere else in the world most fortunate Cubans. And now I'm back to the beginning of my story. 
Luckily, we would never fall in America for a left-leaning young leader who promises change without asking, 'What change? How will you carry it out? What will it cost America?' 
Would we? 
Manuel Alvarez, Jr