Most of the remains from the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, were never recovered, making the bowl-shaped crash site in the western Pennsylvania countryside an unofficial cemetery and, for surviving relatives, sacred ground.
But efforts to buy property for a national Flight 93 memorial have bogged down in federal red tape and a protracted land dispute, angering family members and risking plans to hold a dedication ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The delays have prompted an advocacy group, Families of Flight 93, to ask President Bush to personally intervene during his final weeks in office to allow the federal government to seize the land needed for the memorial and to allocate part of the money for the project.
Excuse me, I threw up a little in my mouth.
I think everyone would love to see a memorial for the victims of Flight 93. Undoubtedly, we’d prefer the memorial on the site of the tragedy. Is memorializing the victims of one tragedy worth creating another tragedy?
This land is privately owned by a company who is willing to sell it for a fare market value, but they haven’t been offered that yet. Frankly, it shouldn’t matter if they never wanted to sell the land … it’s theirs! For the relatives of Flight 93 victims to demand that the federal government steal land from a private land owner is a travesty, and it dishonors the memories of their loved ones.
The passengers of Flight 93 didn’t just fight back to save their own lives. They fought back against the terrorists to uphold American ideals. Ideals like freedom, liberty, and private property. How would Todd Beamer react to this group asking the government to use eminent domain to seize privately owned land in order to build him a memorial? Somehow, I doubt Mr. Beamer would be in favor of such treachery.
The Flight 93 group, and the federal government need to cease their selfish, grandiose land grab. There is no honor in what they are doing. Only dishonor for the flight that fought back.
The media has started turning on Obama as of late. Since the ridiculously hypocritical stories of the great Obama vacation retreat, that would have been penned quite differently if it were a Republican, the media is starting to attack Obama as being a weak pansy.
It would appear that Obama is having great difficulty adjusting to the press corps that follows him everywhere, and has taken to fleeing from them as if he were nothing but another two-bit Hollywood pop tart. The irony will not be lost on the more cerebral of you.
After Obama ditched the press to take his daughters to a water park, a major breach of protocol, he is being savaged in the MSM.
All presidents and would-be presidents struggle with “the bubble” – the security detail and the always-there reporters that impose barriers to any spontaneous interaction with the outside world.
But Obama seems to be struggling particularly hard, particularly early.
Ouch, that was pretty harsh. Especially for the former media darling. There’s two solid pages dedicated to how frustrated Obama is with his celebrity. If this continues, we may see the whole body of the MSM turn on Obama in a fashion not seen since the press turned on Britney Spears. We all know how that turned out. The media created him … will they now destroy him?
When it comes to American cars, there has been no debate that the Ford brand produces the highest quality vehicles. Unless, of course, you are a juvenile who clings to the old “Fixed Or Repaired Daily” patheticism. Ford has been producing very high quality vehicles for several years now. GM has had some solid vehicles of their own, but per capita Ford has had the superior product lately. Chrysler is crap, and really isn’t worthy of mention when discussing quality.
Ford Motor Company is also the safest manufacturer in the world. Shocking, I know. It takes a lot for people to shake loose the cobwebs of conventional wisdom about American cars, but it is the truth. These things are likely the reason Ford is in better shape than the other two financially.
I’m not advocating you buying a Ford because of what I mentioned above. I think you should buy a Ford because they are the only ones who didn’t take the bailout money from the federal government. Can you fathom such a strategic move in this day and age? Ford actually said they did not want to steal money from the taxpayer.
That makes Ford the only one of the “big 3″ to reject socialism … for the time being. That deserves a reward in the form of your business. Don’t support socialism … buy a Ford.
Most parents at some point doubt if they’ve been a good parent. There are some who are completely clueless, and in denial about their parental talents. Enter the Campbells from New Jersey.
They aren’t bad parents because they are from Jersey, but that was a great guess. The Campbells have actually discovered a way to be worse than just being parents from Jersey, and that takes some effort.
A New Jersey family who named their child after Adolf Hitler is having problems getting a birthday cake made for their 3-year-old.
The Campbells say they don’t understand what the big deal is. “ShopRite can’t even make a cake for a 3-year-old,” mother Deborah Campbell said.”That’s sad.”
The couple’s other two children are named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.
Now it’s one thing to name your kid Adolf (FAIL).
It’s another thing to name them Adolf Hitler (FAIL).
Then you go and name another kid JoyceLynn Aryan Nation (FAIL).
And another Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie (FAIL).
If you want to be racist … be racist. After all, it’s good enough for Rev. Wright. But to drag your children into that ideology in this manner? You aren’t even giving your kids a remote chance of normalcy in life. They aren’t even allowed to hide the fact they are from a racist family to get ahead. The Campbells are bad parents because they refused to allow their children the tool of plausible deniability.
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In the second installment of Fights Back I review the Pedi Paws pet nail trimming scam, er, device. I should have added this review shortly after the Sham Wow review, but have been derelict in my duties.
I have two dogs and figured the Pedi Paws could save me some money. My bigger dog has black nails with long quicks, and must be put to sleep to trim her nails. Otherwise you are risking a lot of pain for her by trimming her nails. So I had wanted the Pedi Paws for some time. Our second dog is smaller, and very skiddish about getting his nails clipped. Frankly, I was tired of the drama.
Once I got the Pedi Paws home, I looked it over and determined the design had promise. I immediately used the Pedi Paws on my big dog because she is calmer than the medium dog. I turned the Pedi Paws on and was pleased with the power it seemed to offer. However, upon contact with my dog’s nail the Pedi Paws stopped! Dead in its tracks! I moved it away from her nail, and it was fine. I tried again … stopped! Uh oh, the Pedi Paws didn’t have the power to sand my large dog’s nails. The motor that powers the sand paper would stop with any small about of pressure on my dog’s nails … not good.
I didn’t give up though. I tried lightly, and barely, touching the tip of my dog’s nail to trim it down. I did work … a little. It didn’t trim her nails though, and provided little benefit other than rounding the very tip of her nail. It also took way too long to get even that mediocre result. For my large dog’s nails … the Pedi Paws failed miserably.
She is a big dog though. Maybe the Pedi Paws would work better on the smaller dog.
He’s a medium size dog with much smaller nails than the other, but he is afraid of buzzing things. The Pedi Paws comes with the usual “introduce your pet to this device so they aren’t afraid” instructions that provide little benefit for nervous pets. He bite the Pedi Paws as if it were his toy, even running, but would freak out the moment it touched his nails. We finally got him pinned after an hour of trying the recommended introduction methods included with Pedi Paws.
The Pedi Paws worked much better on the smaller nails, but still was ineffective overall. It took forever for the Pedi Paws to sand down the tips of his nails, and would again stop do to the lack of motor power.
The Pedi Paws is a good idea poorly implemented at best. Sanding down the nails of your pet is not a bad idea, but you need a motor with the power to actually accomplish the goal. Otherwise the Pedi Paws is a vibrating sex toy, and nothing more.
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT ON SKIDDISH PETS … PERIOD!! There is no amount of introductions that will make a pet like having their nails cut. Traditional clippers are much faster, and they don’t have the added obstacle of the vibrations tickling you pet’s feet.
While the Pedi Paws does not trim the nails of medium to larger pets it may be useful for calm cats or ferrets. I would not recommend Pedi Paws for anything over 6-7 lbs. It simply does not work due to lack of power for the motor. Save your money, or re-gift your Pedi Paws for the upcoming holidays.
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Notice the picture above has the Pedi Paws coming with the Shed Ender. We also have the Shed Ender (got it two days ago). It too does not accomplish its stated purpose. My dogs still shed like crazy, but they do love being brushed with the Shed Ender. Too bad I was able to accomplish that with a 50 cent comb before … another re-gift. I guess this company (Telebrands) is only into half-assed products.
For those of you who think this guy represents the feelings towards Bush in Iraq … we are finding out that he is a terrorist sympathizer who is pissed his side got their asses kicked.
Ahmed recalled that al-Zeidi spoke glowingly of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose followers organized protests Monday to demand his release.
He’s also a huge fan of communist murderer Che Guevara, and has a major ego problem. Apparently he’s more of an attention whore than journalist … according to other Iraqi journalists.
Also not making news here in the states from Iraq is the kick ass celebration the troops had for the president while he was visiting them there. Please notice the difference in troop behavior towards Bush as opposed to Obama or Kerry.