Weekend open thread

Posted by: ST on September 9, 2006 at 10:30 am

Got a busy day lined up – today is mom’s bday, so I’ll be headed out shortly for the party we’re holding for her, and got a few things going on after that. Be back later this evening to do some blogging.

Until I return …

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  • 19 Responses to “Weekend open thread”


    1. Lorica says:

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST’S MOM!!!!! We just want you to know how wonderful your Daughter is to us!!!


    2. Phil says:

      Have a good day today ST and Happy Birthday to ST’s Mom!:d:d:d:d:d:d

    3. Drewsmom says:

      Hope your Mom’s birthday was wonderful and thank her for having you.<:-p

    4. Baklava says:

      Tell her I said, “Happy Birthday Mom!”.

      Ok. That was wrong. ST, I apologize for that one. :-"

    5. forest hunter says:

      So how is it that you’re both stiiiiiiiil 29, ST?

      Tanjobi Omedito Gozaimasu, Mama!

    6. benning says:

      “Hello, Ma! It was a great fight! I stood like this … but not for long!” ~ Jerome ‘Curly’ Howard

      Happy 29th, ST’s Mom!

    7. Aww – my mom would love all of you :) Thanks! :">

    8. Severian says:

      Hey, hope you and your Mom had a great time, and that she had a happy birthday! Spoil her rotten today…

    9. forest hunter says:

      I just returned to my castle after a morning of roadside maintenance. Here we don’t have expensive county workers cruisin’ around for the better part of the day in an air conditioned truck. Twice a year the neighborhoods gather and manicure the roadsides with their own personal sweat and tools.

      A couple points come from working/learning to work together. Cooperation in a single mission with an end result being the same city/village wide.

      Following the work a short tea/coffee/snack time and folks get to know about each other. I try to be the fly on the wall but being the only foreigner in my area, as well as my size, make that impossible. Nevertheless, it’s cool to see people who’s deep respect for others privacy and property, which actually prevents them from getting to know one another better, making inroads. I seem to be the common path for some of them as they talk about me, though I were deaf, not knowing that I can understand. My silence is often mistaken for something else.

      That’s actually my point for this comment. How does the silence of the true Americans work for and/or against the efforts of those American friendly and her allies, in our need to come up hard against the encroachment of evils? All walks of life and various faiths need to stand shoulder to shoulder or drop one by one.

    10. Marshall Art says:

      Happy Birthday to the sainted Mother who gave birth to the wonderful Sister Toldjah. May she have many more. Birthdays that is.

    11. Baklava says:

      2 Democrat Senators may not make it this go around.

      One in Washington state

      One in New Jersey

      Under the topic, “What liberal Bias”, for those liberals who deny the drive by media has a liberal bias comes this study

    12. sanity says:

      More Tortured screams ring out of Abu Ghraib !!!

      Damn the Americans!
      Notify the media!!
      Notify Human Rights Watch!!
      Blame Bush!!1

      Wait a sec….

      The notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad is at the centre of fresh abuse allegations just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.

      Hmmm it’s Iraqi’s who are in control of the prison now after Americans turned over the reigns to the Iraqi Government.

      So….What do they think of Americans now?

      “The Americans were better than the Iraqis. They treated us better,” said Khalid Alaani, who was held on suspicion of involvement in Sunni terrorism.

      The witness said that even in the thieves’ section prisoners were being treated badly. “Someone was shouting ‘Please help us, we want the human rights officers, we want the Americans to come back’,” he said.

      “We preferred the Americans. We asked to move with them to Baghdad airport because we knew the treatment would be changed because we know what the Iraqis are. When the Americans left everything changed.”



      I am sorry if I do not seem horrified, and that may sound bad, but I am so SICK of Americans being blamed for everything, that Abu Graib was a mass torture center the way the media portraited it.

      I guess they are learning what real torture are, especially the terrorists in Iraqi hands right now.

      We tie our hands, where as other countries are not so tied as America seems to be.

      It is out of America’s hands now, it has been handed over to the Iraqis and we can’t just step back in.

      I’m sorry if I find a weird sense of irony that they cry for the Americans to come back and be their jailers….

    13. Baklava says:

      More drive by media bias (for those who deny it)

      Secret prisons exposed as a fraud committed by the media.

    14. Severian says:

      I guess they are learning what real torture are, especially the terrorists in Iraqi hands right now.

      Yeah sanity, I do believe that the treatment they are getting from their fellow countrymen is, shall we say, somewhat more aggressive and unpleasant than having panties put on your head. Won’t be long until they’re whining that they want the American’s back again.

      Great link Baklava, that is the kind of thing that really gets me steamed. What a devious, distorted, and dishonest way to “report” the news. The news media is more interested in making news rather than reporting it. When did journalism school turn into a creative writing/fiction major?

    15. Big Bang Hunter says:

      – ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) – A man with a one-way ticket to Yemen attempted to board a plane with a knife hidden in a book, authorities said.
      Mohammed Ghanem, 21, of Hamtramck, was jailed Saturday on $500,000 after being arraigned on a charge of possessing a weapon in the sterile area of an airport.

      – Ghanem was arrested Thursday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers detected the knife “artfully concealed” in the book, airport spokesman Michael Conway said.
      Careful. If the book was the Book of Joshua, it could mean that Ghanem was up to serious no-good.
      Someone had carved out the inside of the book and placed the knife inside it, said Ghanem’s attorney, Nabih Ayad.

      – “He said he didn’t know where the knife came from,” Ayad told the Detroit Free Press.
      Well, that’s reasonable. Has anyone checked to see if David Copperfield or Uri Geller was in the airport at the time?

      – If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
      Ghanem was born in Yemen, a republic bordering Saudi Arabia whose 18 million residents are primarily Muslim. He is now a legal permanent resident of the United States and was returning to Yemen to get married, Ayad said.

      – Ghanem works as a busboy and lives in Hamtramck with family members, but he had a one-way ticket to Yemen, authorities said.

      – Meanwhile I’m sure airport security personel were busily shaking down 85 year old grandmothers, and all children under the age of 4. Just can’t have profiling going on. The Liberals would get all hissy.

      – Bang **==

    16. sanity says:

      I live in Metro Detroit.

      Hamtramck has a big thing going on because the mosques there wanted to broadcast the call to prayer in arabic I think 5 6 times a day…as early a 6:30am and going to early evening.

      People said that with their windows CLOSED they were getting woke up.

      Their rational was that catholic churches have bells that chime out and that is similiar to the call to prayer….

      I do believe they won.

      Click on Detroit

      Little Green Footballs

      Its an old story I guess now, but once it was allowed….the media stopped covering it…havent heard boo about it in some time.

      Five times a day this is what is broadcast in Arabic:

      Allah is great, Allah is great
      Allah is great, Allah is great

      I bear witness there is no deity but Allah
      I bear witness there is no deity but Allah

      I bear witness that Muhammad (pbuh) is the Messenger of Allah
      I bear witness that Muhammad (pbuh) is the Messenger of Allah

      Hurry to the prayer
      Hurry to the prayer

      Hurry to the success
      Hurry to the success

      Allah is great, Allah is great

      There is no deity but Allah

      A variety can be seen on the subject when searching: Google Search of this.