Merry Christmas back to Ya Bidder!......
I'm sorry you were the Only one that thought to extend the greeting to us. Hope all was well with Your Christmas......Mine got capped with a call telling me that my Mother hit a parked van on the side of Hwy 285
here in Atlanta!......She had just left our house, and was on her way home.
Thank God she is OK.....but the car is totaled. Good news is that I get to part out the vehicle.....Should make about $4K after selling parts!
Anybody need parts off of a 2004 Lexus ES 330 with 75000 miles?
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
Several news media outlets reported that Jabbar was a student and athlete at Middletown High School. A message was left at the school, which was on holiday break. A message was also left Monday at a Jabbar family residence in Middletown.
"It's a terrible thing," Phares said.
The adult shopper's identity wasn't released immediately.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.
A Miami Township police official said the slain teenager and two other youths went to the Dayton Mall on Saturday morning for a shoe sale. Sgt. Joe Phares told reporters Monday that details were still being investigated, but that the teens apparently got there too late to buy the shoes they wanted. He didn't have any details on the shoes.
Police said the three juveniles from Middletown then approached two men outside and demanded their merchandise. They said one juvenile showed a gun, and one of the adults who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon then fired his own gun. It wasn't clear whether the adults actually had the shoes the youths were seeking.
"This was a random act of, 'I want something that person has, and I'm going to take it from him," Phares told reporters. "It didn't go down the way they thought it would."
Phares said he didn't have details on the kinds of weapons involved, but said investigators told him the juvenile's gun was a real firearm. Two young people have been killed in Ohio in recent months carrying what turned out to be pellet guns.
Police responded Saturday morning to a reported shooting at the Dayton Mall just off Interstate 75 near the southern suburb of Centerville. The Montgomery County coroner's office said the teenager died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. The coroner Monday identified him as Jawaad Jabbar and said he died of a gunshot to the torso. Police said no one else was injured.
Police said the other two teens were being held in juvenile detention in Dayton. Phares said it's too soon to say what charges could be brought.
Several news media outlets reported that Jabbar was a student and athlete at Middletown High School. A message was left at the school, which was on holiday break. A message
Keep cycling through those ID's.....JB
The data base never gets old!.............................................................
I better Run like a Scared Liberal!....................................................................................................................................
Funny......I believe if you review the posts you will find the word War was first mentioned by YOU!
Run and Deflect JB!.......Run little Scared Liberal....RUN!
But kinda like the song.......You can't outrun my Bullit!
"It's easy to start a domestic war, and the early-going is usually pretty easy, too. It takes a while for your enemy to wake up to the idea that you're systematically killing them and come to full readiness. Meanwhile, you merrily pick off the slow, the isolated, the unwary, and the ones who just can't believe it. That passes pretty rapidly. What follows is hell."
Umm.....Are you trying to insinuate that this story is not true?
It didn't come from Fox you Idiot!
You people have been calling for a war for Years now!.........
Now that it's about to happen..........You want to blame others?
Why, how Liberal of You!
You own it JB......Revel in the destruction of society that You so often post about!
It's about to be Open Season on Your kind!
Cloudys' war on cops has begun!......
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida police officer was killed in a shooting early on Sunday, and a suspect was in custody, according to a sheriff's office and local media reports.
The shooting occurred in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.
The sheriff's office did not immediately identify the slain officer or suspect, and did not give a motive. The Tampa Bay Times newspaper said the victim in the 3 a.m. EST shooting was a Tarpon Springs police officer.
The suspect was taken into custody after fleeing the shooting scene and crashing into a pole and another vehicle, the sheriff's office said in a release.
The Florida officer's death followed a Saturday afternoon shooting in New York City, where a gunman shot dead two police officers and then killed himself. Authorities said that shooter had indicated on social media that he might seek revenge for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men.
No further details were yet available.
Two Chicago men mugged Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s teenage son right across the street from the Emanuel family home on Friday night — and gave the high school senior a bloody lip and a chipped tooth to boot.
The strong-arm robbery occurred at about 10 p.m., reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
Emanuel’s son, Zach, had stepped outside and across the street from the residence to make a mobile phone call. The two men approached the teen, forcibly examined the contents of his pockets and stole his phone.
There was a brief struggle over the phone. That’s when the fat lip and the chipped tooth happened.
Neither assailant used any weapons.
The men fled the scene after the crime.
Chicago police would only say that the victim of a crime in front of Mayor Emanuel’s house was a male juvenile, according to CBS Chicago.
Police offered no description of the suspects.
Mayor Emanuel lives on the 4200 block of North Hermitage in the quiet, gentrified North Side neighborhood of Ravenswood. Because the mayor and his family live there, the police presence is typically high.
Emanuel said he is “crestfallen” about his son’s misfortune, an unidentified source told the Sun-Times.
Cloudy will be Cheering.......
Two New York City police officers were shot as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, police said.
The ambush took place about 3 p.m. in the borough's Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood, according to preliminary reports.
A lone gunman walked up to the vehicle parked outside the the Tompkins Houses, near Myrtle and Tompkins avenues, and started "pumping bullets" into it, the New York Post reports.
According to the local tabloid, both uniformed officers, who were working overtime for an anti-terrorism drill, were killed in the attack.
“The perp came out of the houses, walked up behind the car and lit them up,” a police official told the New York Daily News.
Both officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital, The News said
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new plan to ease the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge found on Tuesday, handing down the first legal ruling against the plan.
The ruling has no immediate impact, with the government saying there was no reason for Judge Arthur Schwab of the Western District of Pennsylvania to address the issue in the case, which concerns 42-year-old Honduran immigrant Elionardo Juarez-Escobar.
Schwab is the first judge to rule on the legality of the plan Obama announced on Nov. 20. The executive action by the Democratic president is opposed by Republicans and is already subject to other legal challenges.
Schwab ruled that the executive action violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of separation of powers and the separate "take care clause," which requires the president to faithfully execute laws passed by Congress.
Schwab says he ruled on the executive action issue because he concluded that Juarez-Escobar could be eligible for relief under the executive action.
Government lawyers told Schwab that Juarez-Escobar, who has pleaded guilty to re-entering the country, was not eligible because Obama's order does not affect criminal proceedings.
BO the Conqueror....It’s official: America is now No. 2.....
From Market Watch.......
Hang on to your hats, America.
And throw away that big, fat styrofoam finger while you’re about it.
There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it: We’re no longer No. 1. Today, we’re No. 2. Yes, it’s official. The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet.
It just happened — and almost nobody noticed.
The International Monetary Fund recently released the latest numbers for the world economy. And when you measure national economic output in “real” terms of goods and services, China will this year produce $17.6 trillion — compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S.A.
As recently as 2000, we produced nearly three times as much as the Chinese.
To put the numbers slightly differently, China now accounts for 16.5% of the global economy when measured in real purchasing-power terms, compared with 16.3% for the U.S.
This latest economic earthquake follows the development last year when China surpassed the U.S. for the first time in terms of global trade.
I first reported on this looming development over two years ago, but the moment came sooner than I or anyone else had predicted. China’s recent decision to bring gross domestic product calculations in line with international standards has revealed activity that had previously gone uncounted.
These calculations are based on a well-established and widely used economic measure known as purchasing-power parity (or PPP), which measures the actual output as opposed to fluctuations in exchange rates. So a Starbucks venti Frappucino served in Beijing counts the same as a venti Frappucino served in Minneapolis, regardless of what happens to be going on among foreign-exchange traders.
PPP is the real way of comparing economies. It is one reported by the IMF and was, for example, the one used by McKinsey & Co. consultants back in the 1990s when they undertook a study of economic productivity on behalf of the British government