Hail to the Chief
He's got socks
That keep his feet warm.
And Sarah Gilbert at BloggingStocks found that the CEO of Crocs is a Bush supporter in more than just footwear.
This is the epitome of perfection.
Yes, that's right. This brilliantly rags on a crappy show that apparently has gotten six years of episodes. Six. Years. But all my favorite shows get cancelled after a couple of weeks.My son was enjoying them, too, and was very pleased when I discovered a nine minute episode. But it turns out that it was only part 1 of 3, and that it was actually a WB pilot for a mockumentary-style sitcom created and written by the creator and writers of Scrubs and The Family Guy. But it confused the test audience. So of course the concept (which is awesome, a rarity for the former WB) found a new life on the internet, which should say something about the difference between television and internet audiences ... more on that later.
At least we can enjoy these hilarious and creative internet shorts by Nobody's Watching.
Because the very wealthy -- particularly the famous -- can commit crimes, endanger society with reckless behavior, even murder ... and spend only 3 days in jail.
A few weeks ago, the Iraqi Parliament passed a non-binding resolution that would take away the power of the Prime Minister to unilaterally approve the continued occupation of the U.S. under U.N. mandate.
Iraqi lawmaker Jabir Habib (a Shia closely aligned with the al-Sadrist Movement) said in an interview last fall that the Iraqi Assembly had been poised to vote on the issue [of conditions on the U.S. occupation] . "We spent the last months discussing the conditions we wanted to add to the mandate," he said, "and the majority of the parliament decided on three major conditions. These conditions included pulling the coalition forces out of the cities and transferring responsibility for security to the Iraqi government, giving Iraqis the right to recruit, train, equip and command the Iraqi security forces, and requiring that the U.N. mandate expire and be reviewed every six months instead of every 12 months."
Lawmakers said that while they likely had enough support to require a timetable for withdrawal as a condition of the mandate's renewal last year, they were sidelined by al-Maliki when the prime minister sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council requesting an extension without consulting members of parliament. The move outraged lawmakers.
It is possible, even probable, that the Maliki regime will veto the resolution passed today. The White House's separatist allies in Baghdad have consistently found ways to bypass the assembly. [Secular Sunni lawmaker] Al Mutlaq said today that the nationalist bloc probably doesn't have the the two-thirds majority required to override a veto.
He warned, however, that the more the al-Maliki regime does to sideline the Iraqi parliament, the more Iraqis will be compelled to turn to violent resistance to the occupation. He said: "It will lead to many groups withdrawing from the political process and could only make things even worse."
Iraq's government faces a crisis of legitimacy, in large part due to its refusal to demand the withdrawal of U.S. forces long favored by as many as four out of five Iraqis. According to a poll last year by the Project on International Policy Attitudes, 80 percent of Iraqis believe the U.S. plans to maintain permanent military bases in the country and three out of four believe that if their government were to demand a timetable for withdrawal, Washington would ignore it (according to the poll's authors, that finding was a major driver of the significant support among all groups of Iraqis for attacking coalition troops).
I just discovered the music mixes on YouTube.
We went to mass with my in-laws on Mother's Day. It was my second time going to mass; the first time was several years ago before the birth of my second child; I strongly suspect the Mother's Day visit will be the last. Ever.
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs at the days to come. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and on her tongue is kindly counsel. She watches the conduct of her household, and eats not her food in idleness. Her children rise up and praise her; her husband, too, extols her: "Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all." Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.Inside the front page was the Pastor's Note:
Dear Parishioners,But then the sermon was "Don't you dare question the Catholic patriarchy."
The world has a weird way of trying to advance women's rights. They Church is all for justice for women but we disagree with women trying to become men as the world recommends. The world also diminished the value of motherhood, whereas the church upholds mothers as a symbol of God's love for us all. I think it is sad that the vocation of being a mother is looked down upon by career minded people. Motherhood is as much of a career as any job. We further believe that motherhood reveals an aspect of a woman's dignity in a beautiful way. We honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with her highest title when we call her "Mother of God."
Mother's Day is a time to reflect upon the truth of motherhood and to defend it as an important institution in our society. Women respecting the right to life of their own children is a moral imperative in our country today. Sentiments of our appreciation for our own mothers need to translate into valuing the mothers in our midst. Being a mother is a vocation in the truest sense of the word. God called women to bring life into the world. Some women cannot be mothers, some have motherhood imposed upon them; but God calls them to bring life into the world. Everybody needs to assist mothers in this essential task. Today we say thank you and we value the vocation, the career, of being a mother. Happy Mother's Day!
Because Atrios chose a dismal and and odd clip of Blackadder Goes Fourth to say, "Hey look, it's the same actor who plays Dr. House on Fox!" with. Seriously, it's a lengthy clip in which Hugh Laurie basically says "Hoorah" a couple of times.
After reading about the untimely death of Steve Gilliard of The News Blog (via Atrios), just thought I'd check in to let people know I'm still alive.