Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Pelosi Toasts Bonds-Pelosi Bonds Toast

Finally, Pelosi Toasts Bonds And His "Rightful Place Among Sport's Immortals"

Yeah, well, botox, steroids, whatever.

Secret Shoppers Needed in Toledo Government

From Thurber's Thoughts

More unnecessary spending
And then there is the concept that our mayor is spending tax dollars to
evaluate local businesses. To further add insult to injury, he publicly chastizes them because they don't 'measure up.' If I were a prospective visitor who'd just read this article, I'd be looking for a hotel in Perrysburg, as the mayor certainly didn't cast our hotels in a positive light.

I can't help but wonder - after he's finished with the hotels, what
will be next? Will he turn his attention to local restaurants? retail outlets?
movie theaters?

Perhaps everyone would be better served if he turned those secret
shoppers on the city departments and agencies...especially since he has direct
authority over those entities - and that's what he was elected to do.

I think this is a great civic idea. The Mayor doesn't seem to listen to the citizenry. Maybe he'll listen to his own "truth squad". Did he say anything about "The Kaptur Inn"? I must have missed that.

HT to Carnival of Ohio Politics via the always cool, never nerdy, "Run BAK" aka, Ben Keeler.


A Michael Totten Must Read

Via Crusader Rabbit

An Iraqi Interpreter’s Story
By Michael J. Totten

MJT: Anything you want to say that I didn’t ask you about?

Hammer: Because of the few bad Iraqis who work as interpreters for
the U.S., no one trusts us. But if you give me a gun I will fight harder than
the Americans. You can go home. I can’t. I have to live in this country. If the
Americans don’t give a Green Card to me and my family, I have to stay in this

At Camp Taji the First Cavalry Division thinks interpreters are the
enemy. They decided that interpreters who aren’t American citizens have to take
the American flag off their uniforms before they are allowed to enter the dining

I cried that day.

I wasn’t supposed to, but I complained. I said It’s okay for me to
die outside wearing the American flag, but I can’t eat wearing the American flag
with Americans? That was the worst day of my life with the American

I’ll tell you what I tell my family. If I die here, wrap me in the
American flag when you bury me. I don’t want to be wrapped in the flag of Iraq.

Hammer is looking for employment in and permanent relocation to the
United States for himself, his wife, and his son. If you can sponsor him for a
Green Card and help save his family, email him at and

Making The World A Better Place One House At A Time

It’s a Female Dog, or Worse. Or Endearing. And Illegal?

I have banned the words "butch" and "hoe" not only in my house, I have extended the ruling to the boundaries of my yard.

We had to fire our gardener, O'Donnell. You have to break a few eggs for the omelet, eh?

If Loving You Is Wrong...

we've been right about everything the last five years
So laugh at their increasing irrelevance. 2006 was a vindication of
everything we've worked for those years, and 2008 won't be any

So says the Kos. If you don't want to read the whole rant, the summary is "Nanny-nanny poo-poo."

Got relevance? I guess the white street boys yearly get together with Kosmo didn't go diversely well this year.

Stick a fork in it Kosmo. You're ranting.