Thursday, February 28, 2008
WASHINGTON - The FBI took up the Roger Clemens case Thursday, told by the Justice Department to investigate whether the star pitcher lied when he testified to Congress he never took performance-enhancing drugs.
The FBI’s involvement was announced one day after the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told Attorney General Michael Mukasey they weren’t sure whether Clemens told the truth under oath at a Feb. 5 deposition and Feb. 13 public hearing.
A probe could result in charges against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner for perjury, making false statements or obstruction of justice. Congress did not ask for a similar investigation of Brian McNamee, the former personal trainer who testified under oath that he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.
Does anyone beside me think that the FBI might have more important things to investigate than whether Roger Clemens lied about steroid use? If we as a nation are so concerned about terrorist attacks that we attack two sovereign nations, why are we squandering FBI investigators on steroids use? Who's running this nut house??
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Happy Birthday wishes go out today to Chelsea Clinton who turns 28 today. Known to most as the former "first child" from the Clinton administration, she has grown up and has a life of her own. I found that she is a graduate of Stanford University and also Oxford where her father attended on a Rhodes scholarship. Chelsea is dating Marc Mezvinsky and it is said to be quite serious.
The New York Times recently said of her; Ms. Clinton now has her own life: a hedge fund job, a serious boyfriend, a tight circle of friends and a permanent place setting on the New York party circuit.
So Happy Birthday Chelsea!!
Monday, February 25, 2008
The winners?? I don't remember. :-(
Sunday, February 24, 2008
So I started looking at other articles on this website and did you know that people believe that;
1.The upcoming presidential election will not take place because President Bush plans to find a way to evoke martial law and take over the country?
2.There was a military coupe involved in President Nixon resigning from the presidency and that for several days before his resignation the U.S. military would not obey any orders from the president.
3.President Eisenhower once met with representatives from alien nations and signed a peace treaty with them back in 1954.
4. There are underground military bases that house hundreds if not thousands of aliens who are helping perfect our current technology.
5. There is an organization called the illuminati that wants to establish a new world order and decided after WWII that the biggest problem facing the world is over population. So steps have been taken to start wars and inject viruses into the world to kill off portions of the population.
It goes on and on, but I think you can see my point. Is there more going on right in front of our face than we know??
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
February 21, 2008
An Israeli parliamentarian said that several earthquakes felt in Israel recently were a consequence of gays and the parliament's acceptance of them.
Shlomo Benizri of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Shas Party, said the way to stop the tremors was for parliament to reverse its trend of liberalising laws concerning homosexuals.
Two quakes originating in neighbouring Lebanon shook much of Israel last week, the first coming two days after Israel's attorney-general ruled that same-sex couples could adopt children.
During two weeks in November and December, four earthquakes shook parts of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.
None of the tremors caused any serious injuries or major damage.
"Why do earthquakes happen? One of the reasons is the things to which the Knesset (parliament) gives legitimacy, to sodomy," Benizri said during a parliamentary debate on earthquake preparedness.
A cost-effective way of averting earthquake damage, he added, would be to stop "passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the state of Israel, which anyway brings about earthquakes".
Representatives of Shas have issued statements in the past that other Israelis found outrageous, like blaming a 1985 train-bus accident that killed 22, most of them children, on failure of Israelis to follow Jewish ritual.
The adoption decision by Attorney-General Meni Mazuz, announced last Sunday, follows other successes for Israeli gays, which have outraged religious conservatives.
Court decisions in recent years have forced the government to recognise same-sex marriages performed abroad and grant gay couples inheritance rights and benefits given to other married Israelis.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- A woman who pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a man won't have to look far for a reminder of that crash once she gets out of jail.
The judge who sentenced 30-year-old Stephanie Pochron Tuesday to six months in jail also ordered that her wrecked car remain in her front yard until she completes three years of probation.
The judge had Pochron's car towed to her yard to serve as a daily reminder of the problems she caused in the July 9 crash that seriously injured an Ohio man.
After that crash, police said Pochron had a blood-alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit for driving.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
In an AP News story it’s reported that a 23 year old female teacher at a private Catholic School in Wabasha, Minnesota was asked to resign or be fired after telling her supervisor that she was pregnant and not married. Emily Prigge, 23 years old, had been a fifth grade teacher at the school for about 6 months. She admits to signing a “Catholic Christian Witness Statement” where she agreed to be a good example of a Christian in her personal and academic life.
Where is the love here? Instead of wrapping the young lady in The Creator's love and supporting the woman in every way possible, the church chose to put this unwed mother-to-be on unemployment. The Creator's love for us in unconditional. Love The Creator – Love One Another. Can it get any simpler than that?
*Please note that the opinions in this blog are mine and may not reflect the opinions of others who live in my home. :-)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
The Mt. San Antoinio Jr. College Flying Team has qualified to compete in the "nationals" competition held this year in Nashville, Tenn. The team placed third overall in the reginial competition held over the weekend in Prescott, Az. The team won the "Best Jr. College" trophy as well as the safety trophy. Individually, several members came home with honors. Josh won 7th place in the "Preflight" event and 10th place in the "Aircraft ID" event. There were a total of six schools competing, with over 150 competitors in all. Congrats to the team and to Josh!!!!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Last Friday baseball spring training started for pitchers and catchers. That means that baseball season is only about 6 weeks away!!! This is a photo of Diablo Stadium in Arizona where the California Angeles play spring training baseball. I went to MSNBC looking for some baseball pictures and they only had New York Yankee photos and I can't tell you how much I don't care for the Yankees. Sorry Jilissa!!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
My FJ crusier handles real well on the freeway and is quite comfortable on the long haul. We are getting just under 16 mpg.
I had a lady come by the house Wednesday afternoon and offer me $3500 for my truck. I haven't heard back from her since, so I don't know if she still wants it or not. Anybody want to buy a 2002 Ford Ranger P/U? I'm asking $5,000 for it.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Is there a rationale for this prejudice against atheists or is this just plain theist bigotry? Why are atheists more “despised and distrusted” than any other minority? Why do theists promote this malicious slander? Has it ever occurred to theists to judge themselves by the same standards they judge others? Didn’t Jesus say something about taking the log out of your own eye before you take the splinter out of another’s eye?
To read the rest of the article go to the below listed link.
Men are like ...
1. Men are like ... Laxatives ... They irritate the crap out of you.
2. Men are like ... Bananas ... The older they get, the less firm they are.
3. Men are like ... Weather ... Nothing can be done to change them.
4. Men are like .... Blenders ... You need One, but you're not quite sure why.
5. Men are like ... Chocolate Bars ... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
6. Men are like ... Commercials ... You can't believe a word they say.
7. Men are like ... Department Stores ... Their clothes are always 1/2 off.
8. Men are like ... Government Bonds ... They take soooooooo long to mature.
9. Men are like ... Mascara ... They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
10. Men are like ... Popcorn ... They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
11. Men are like ... Snowstorms ... You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get, or how long it will last.
12. Men are like ... Lava Lamps ... Fun to look at, but not very bright.
13. Men are like ... Parking Spots... All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped
Monday, February 11, 2008
I need to retract a story I posted a few days ago regarding using your cars remote keyless entry over the cell phone. I got to thinking about how close we were when we tried it the first time and tried another experiment over a longer distance. I am sorry to say that it did not work over a long distance which makes me believe I was unlocking our car from inside the house instead of over Karen's cell phone. Oh well. I wouldn't want you to think I'm not man enough to admit my mistakes. :-(
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Yesterday the Los Angeles Police Department lost one of it's own. Randal Simmons, 51 years old, a long time member of the LAPD SWAT team, was shot and killed while making an entry into a barricaded suspect's house to rescue what was believed to be injured hostages. Simmons and another officer were hit with a barrage of gunfire when they made entry into the house. A second officer was struck in the face but is expected to survive. The suspect also killed three of his relatives before being shot and killed by the LAPD.
Those of you who may not be familiar with the photo, this is the memorial in Sacramanto, California for fallen police officers. The names of all officers killed in the line of duty are inscribed on the plaques you see to the left. In the foreground is a statue of a woman holding a child with a folded American flag on the bench beside her. It's a very moving tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrafice in the line of duty. I try to stop by the memorial when I pass through Sacramento to pay my respects.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I had to run to the City of West Covina city hall today to drop off some paperwork. While there I stopped to visit Mary & Terry in the Service Group office. It was good to sit and chat with them a bit. On the way home I took a nostalgic tour through the city heading down West Covina Pkwy. to Valinda, to Amar Rd., to Shadow Oak Dr., to Nogales Ave. and then onto the 60 frwy. It's funny how the memories flooded back and yet a lot of things looked different. I guess I don't look at things now like I once did. I think that's a good thing.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I played a little on-line poker the other night. This is Texas Hold'em on Full Tilt poker. I play for play money. I finished one tournament in second place and won 4400 points. I am the gnome figure at the bottom of the photo. It's fun. You can talk to each other in the white box in the lower left corner of the screen and every once in a while you get a real obnoxious person on there.