Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hamas "Saving" Money by Not Spending $90 million?

So where is the money going, you might wonder? I cannot say it better myself--Helen/EU Referendum even has the right level of sarcasm here:
There was a certain amount of boasting about the money Hamas was saving for the Palestinian people - $90 million, if we are to believe [Prime Minister Isma’il Haniyeh] – by not buying mobile phones or new cars for ministers and members of the Legislative Assembly.

All of that was greeted with deathly silence. Saving money? What has that to do with government? Surely, more will arrive from all those gormless Western governments and NGOs? And, in any case, a good deal of the savings seem to be on salaries that have not been paid for some time.

On the one hand, Israel must be destroyed; on the other hand, the aim is the 1967 borders; then again, there was no Palestinian state before 1967. So what is the aim? Well, right now, it seems that the aim is to have another war with Israel, who is objecting rather strenuously and often militarily to what they say is a continued smuggling of guns into Gaza. And, of course, the only possible chance of creating anything resembling unity among the Palestinians is a war with Israel.
You have to stop firing to have a cease fire, but apparently that one little detail has been overlooked in doing all of the "cost-savings" calculations.

Full story at EU Referendum

Don't Stomp on The Danish!!

H/T EU Referendum, Gates of Vienna and original story at Polemiken.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Heroes...not to mention hunky guys

So what is there not to like here?

We've got a calendar (good) with photos of healthy, hunky guys (always good) who are young (yum), physically-fit (read: ripped--yummy-yum), smart (required), courageous (now you have my attention), determined (read: properly armed mentally), have pretty much dedicated themselves to the US of A (the only kind of guy worth mentioning here) and hey, a few of them have really great smiles and nice, pretty eyes. Yeah, right, it's their eyes I'm checking out.

No, really, look at Mister September's eyes peeking out from the bushes--are those eyes or are those eyes? :) Yeaaaahhhhhh, I confess, some of the other shots are more suitable wallpaper 'cause they'll probably hold my interest longer, but hey, this is a blog and I'm a girl and NOT doing the female version of "tits for hits" like the guys at JBM (or rather, like Marcus at JBM every Friday night ;-)))

Seriously, buying this calendar not only provides all female customers with hours of entertainment :) but the purchase price is a tax-free contribution to support our troops. It's only $14.99 and you'll pay nearly that much for a calendar in the mall, won't you?

But this calendar let's you show your own patriotism by contributing to the aid of our wounded troops, their families, and the families of the fatally wounded. Freedom Is Not Free is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c) (3), organization - you can deduct the $14.99 when you file your taxes. It's a win-win. PLUS you get to see all the pretty Force Recon Boyz in the Buff :-) Thank you, gentlemen, keep the calendars erm, coming!

Be sure to buy your tee shirt, too, so you can support Red Shirt Friday for all of the US Troops fighting everyday for your freedom.