Foot-in-mouth disease is an inheritable trait?

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**Posted by Phineas

 

That may be a profitable line of research worthy of a government grant! While speaking off-the-cuff at a political event in North Carolina, Beau Biden, former Delaware Attorney General and son our illustrious vice-president, said the following:

At the N.C. Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner, Biden mentioned that Romney didn’t seek a second term as Massachusetts governor, suggesting his failed economic policies hurt him. “I’ve never met a successful politician who didn’t run again,” said Biden, the Delaware attorney general.

Instead of laughs, Biden’s remark was met with groans from the audience. Why?

Because North Carolina’s own governor, a Democrat, has chosen not to run for a second term. Awkward…

Maybe Beau was making a loving Father’s Day weekend tribute to Joe. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

via Jazz Shaw

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Kindergarten graduation in Gaza

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June is a happy time for students, when school lets out and summer vacation begins. For some students and their parents, it’s a special moment: graduation time, when the children get to show their proud parents all the neat things they’ve learned, such as reading, writing, and hating Jews:

“I want to be a suicide bomber when I grow up!”

And what kindergarten graduation is complete without the kids putting on a play?

Next year we learn “Two Minutes Hate!”

These and other photos come from Saraya, the web site of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, in an article called “Culture of resistance implanted in the hearts of the children of Gaza.” One of the children quoted showed the journalist he learned his lessons well:

One child, Hamza, wearing the uniform of the Al Quds Brigades of Islamic Jihad and carrying a wooden weapon, said “I love the resistance and the martyrs and Palestine, and I want to blow up he most Zionists in a process of martyrdom and kill them.”

“Process of martyrdom” means “suicide bombing,” for those without a program.

It’s often said the children are our future. If that’s the case in Gaza, it’s a future as imagined by George Orwell.

Translation and photos courtesy of Elder of Ziyon, where you can see many more.

via Power Line

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Happy Father’s Day, #PapaToldjah

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I can’t write the post I wanted to – I get a little emotional when I write or talk about my dad these days, but I just wanted to wish him a Happy Father’s Day here on my humble little blog. Can’t wait to see him in a few hours.

This photo was taken a few years ago, a few months before he was diagnosed with kidney disease and not long after that, the emotional roller coaster started for me – and dialysis treatments started for him. He always teases me about not having water in the birdbath for thirsty birds, so he fills the birdbath up when he visits. It’s so cute.

Dad - April 2009

Dad, putting water in my birdbath – April 2009.

Dad, I’m not a healer, but I pray all the time that healing hands of God are always upon you – providing you comfort and strength. Love you.