Sunday, December 17, 2006

Odds and Ends...

1) Obama falling from grace?:
Did you know his middle name was Hussein? Iraq Hussein Osama? If that's not foreshadowing to a bunch of nothing good...I don't know what is. Then there were some shady real-estate dealings, revelations of drug and cocaine use (can they forgive him when they ride Bush relentlessly for it without appearing too hypocritical?), and the fact that he's a smoker (God forbid!).

Then there was the Obama/Maureen Dowd exchange:

OBAMA (off mic): You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I'm very sensitive about -- What I told them was, ''I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'

DOWD (purring): We're trying to toughen you up. (source)

Has he read what his party says about Bush? How can he think he can possibly run for President if he can't even taking some mocking over his ears...? (They didn't even look big when he was younger)

2) Plus Size Clothing Should have Warning labels:
"...Naveed Sattar, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, said that oversized clothing should have obesity help line numbers sewn on them to try to reduce Britain's obesity crisis.
The suggestion would be to put the label on all clothes with waist sizes over 37 inches for boys or 31 inches for girls. Women's clothes over size 16 would also get a label..."

Of course this is a huge concern in the UK because of National healthcare -it costs Britain up to 9% of thier budget treating obesity-related health issues. Warning labels in plus size clothing is much more palatable than the trans fat bans that are sweeping the nation... New York, Chicago I believe and now Philly. Bars with no cigarettes, fast food with no wonder we're getting rid of books -pretty soon it would be illegal to read in the library anyway...

3) 2006 Military Recruiting Statistics:

It seems our all-volunteer military force is going strong despite how poorly they've been treated -despite attacks and legal challenges to recruiters on college campuses -and despite what's being said about no one enlisting or re-upping in the MSM and the left'o'sphere. (source)

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