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New personal goal in life, should be easy to reach. Live longer than Chavez, irritate fewer people, be less of a hypocrite. I think I stand a real chance at this one.
Uhh..... Yea, ok...
Shark falls from sky onto Calif. golf course
Posted: 9:03 p.m. yesterday
Updated: 9:05 p.m. yesterday SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. &mdash
Nobody yelled "Fore!" at a Southern California golf course when a 2-foot-long shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee.
The 2-pound leopard shark was apparently plucked from the ocean by a bird then dropped on San Juan Hills Golf Club, Melissa McCormack, director of club operations, said Thursday.
No one was teeing up when the shark fell Monday afternoon, although some golfers had just left the area, she said.
A course marshal, who makes sure players maintain an appropriate pace, saw something moving around on the tee and went to investigate. He found the shark bleeding with puncture wounds, where it seems the bird had held it in its grasp.
The marshal put the shark in his golf cart and drove it back to the clubhouse.
"He went above and beyond," McCormack said.
The marshal, McCormack and employee Bryan Stizer wanted to help the small shark, so they stuck it in a bucket of water. Then somebody remembered it wasn't a fresh water animal, so they stirred up some "homemade sea water" using sea salt from the kitchen, she said.
"We knew we had to get it to the ocean as fast as possible," McCormack said.
She grabbed a photo of the shark before Stizer headed to the sea.
"When Brian put it in the water, it didn't move," she said, "but then it flipped and took off."
It's the first time anyone could remember a shark falling from the sky at the golf course.
"We have your typical coyotes, skunks and the occasional mountain lion, but nothing like a shark," McCormack said.
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So we're in that time of year when Joe's overseas have to request their absentee ballots.
Remember, the military votes overwhelmingly Republican. This is going to be a tight election in NC as the Moron Demographic is significant. They'll be lining up in droves to vote for the guy that turned a recession into a depression and is set to double down on failure.
Well, the Donkeys know that if they get rid of military ballots they might be able to flip a few races here and there.
So far none of us have received our NC absentee ballots and I've heard a Voting Officer in another NC unit complaining about the process of getting ballots from the state. My Federal ballot request post card went out several weeks ago.
This might be a replay of Florida 2000, instead of waiting for (Algor's) attorneys to get their hands on the ballots and mar them the Donkeys may just make sure there is no ballot to have to destroy.
Here it is, the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 and I am in the middle east, mobilized/deployed/crusty with sand.
My thoughts on 9/11 have evolved to the point where now I resent that we ever committed ourselves to military action against al Qaeda.
6,000 lives and trillions of dollars gone forever, for what?
The very people at ground zero, scratch that, all of New York State, are not now and never were in favor of a war response to these events. In 2004 they voted for a PoS who wore medals he did not earn and lied about his own service and that of US troops in the aggregate in Vietnam. Kerry was against the war before he was for it or was that reversed? He flopped and flipped with such frequency he could have had a career as a sex toy.
Ultimately, the Democrats used opposition to the war as a political litmus test/stunt. Where Wendell Wilkie refused to criticize FDR over the conduct of WW2, Kerry and the Donkeys did nothing but attack and denigrate George W. Bush over the war. So much for the dictate that politics stops as the shoreline.
Ultimately, the military fought a war on behalf of a place, NY, whose people did not support the war. That lack of support should have short circuited any and all military responses to 9/11. We know better now.
The anti-war protestors had a lot of slogans, they stopped protesting once O'Bama won the election in 2008 even though the wars roll on. "No war for oil", that was genius, in a world where genius means ignorant, puerile, and incapable of maturation. We should have been chanting "No war for New York". It is wrong to suggest or ask Red State soldiers to go to war on behalf of Blue States. 9/11 should have been handled as the Democrats wanted to handle it, as Clinton handled the first WTC bombing, as a police matter. Never again. Not another war for NY. The NYPD and the NYNG should have been the ones to manage the response. They could have had anyone they arrested charged and tried in a civilian court right there in NYC, it's what they wanted all along.
I'm not saying I am in the middle east in the Army, but *if* I were I'd be wondering why the anti-war nuts stopped screaming "no blood for oil" and other asinine slogans the minute Bush left office.
Not any protests against any of O'Bama's wars...but then, there aren't any wars going on, there is a Donkey in the White House.
Like most all leftists, their principles are tied solely the their partisan affiliation.
Sometimes our kids just need a reminder….
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sorbonne in 1910
...and here is why....
Obamacare is unconstitutional if it were to be enacted via the Commerce Clause, but not if it’s simply a tax, the justice wrote. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.”
In so doing, Justice Roberts has just busted Campaign 2012 wide open. The high court’s ruling leaves in place 21 tax increases costing nearly $700 billion. Of those taxes, 12 would affect families earning less than $250,000 per year.
Now that Obamacare’s penalty is a “tax,” not a “fee,” Mr. Obama is breaking a 2008 campaign pledge not to raise taxes on Americans earning less than $250,000. This new “tax” will hit across the economic spectrum, despite his campaign declaration that health care should “never be purchased with tax increase on middle-class families.” Now, Mr. Obama and congressional Democrats have enacted the largest tax increase in history.
Chief Justice Roberts has given Mitt Romney a key attack: The president is a tax-and-spend liberal bent on expanding government to unprecedented levels. And the presumed Republican nominee knows it: “If we want to get rid of Obamacare, we’re going to have to replace President Obama,” he said from a rooftop in Washington overlooking the Capitol. “What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president.”