Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Shoppin'!

***Johnathan and I are going to Columbus today to go Christmas shopping with Emily. I wish Mark could go, but he's got a big carpet job today and of course we can't afford to turn work down. Today's Emily's only day off for a while, so we have to take what we can get. Peter has to work, too. We're having a hard time getting our schedules together, as you can see! I'm really looking forward to spending some time with both my kids today.

***Who cares? 2022 Soccer World Cup will be held in Qatar.

***How's that hope and change working out for you?

***The chairman of Obama's council of economic advisers says that if we don't extend jobless benefits, it will cost the nation 600,000 jobs. Wow. Soooo...if we stop paying people not to work, it will cost the economy jobs. Brilliant.

***Democrats give criminal Rep. Charles Rangel a standing ovation. Typical. They censure him, then applaud him. Draw your own conclusions.

***Yikes. Check out this storm cloud:

I don't think I'd want to see that coming at me.

***Ann Coulter on the Wikileaks dumper:

The mole who allegedly gave WikiLeaks the mountains of secret documents is Pfc. Bradley Manning, Army intelligence analyst and angry gay.

We've heard 1 billion times about the Army translator who just wanted to serve his country, but was cashiered because of whom he loved.

I'll see your Army translator and raise you one Bradley Manning.

According to Bradley's online chats, he was in "an awkward place" both "emotionally and psychologically." So in a snit, he betrayed his country by orchestrating the greatest leak of classified intelligence in U.S. history.

A court martial is too good for this jerk.

***Bored kitty:

***A hug delights and warms and charms,
that must be why God gave us arms.
~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. The 2022 World Cup Qatar move has a serious implication to the status of Qatar to the world, while the United States has lost its prominence to the world in recent years.

    Currently, the world (which uses Formula One motorsport as a standard) has established the nations of F1 as the "de facto" list of relevant nations. In 2009, no North American races were held, while F1 ran just one in South America (Brasil), while running four in Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan), one in Australia, and Europe dominating (Spain 2, Germany, Britain, Monaco, Italy, Belgium, Hungary), and three in the Middle East (Bahrain, Turkey, Abu Dhabi). Canada and Korea were added this year, with India next year.

    The Middle East has replaced the United States as a place of importance. Golf's premiere tournament is now the Dubai World Championship in late November, reserved for the top 60 golfers in the European Order of Merit, replacing Atlanta's Tour Championship (top 30). Horse racing's premiere event is the Dubai World Cup in March, replacing the Kentucky Derby and Breeder's Cup events. NHRA drag racing's championship team this year was Qatar's al-Anabi. As more major events are in the oil-rich nations, these nations will gain importance. And the power of the Middle East shows with the World Cup being held in Qatar.