It’s Wednesday and some regular readers of my personal blog know what that means. It’s B#@!h Day. And, I’m feeling like it more than usual, today.
But, before I throw caution and good manners to the wind, I just can’t say “no” to your regular daily installment of my “Ten Post Round-Up”.
From News Hounds:
- Pity Party Continues On Fox & Friends For Duane ‘Dog’ Champman:
Today on Fox and Friends the pity party continued for Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, aka, a/k/a Dog the Bounty Hunter. This is following the whole hour that was devoted to him by Hannity and Colmes and reported by fellow News Hound, Ellen.Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman was caught on tape saying the ‘n’ word several times.
Fox and Friends played the clip of Chapman apologizing and saying he’d kill himself to take back those words. Fox and Friends said that he apologized and what else does he have to do?
They said he had two sons in jail and didn’t blame the one son for doing it for the money and their mother lives in Alaska and might have something to do with it. (Oh, so it’s the mother’s fault?)
(Dizzy sez: Cry me a flippin’ river! Truthfully, although I have had occasion to watch “The Dog” when I was hopelessly too lazy to find the remote, I have never been keen on watching his show. But, it’s not really about him. I fancy myself an honorary member of the “Fashion Police” and I cannot watch that show without wanting to lash out at his wife, Beth’s, very poor “fashion sense”. Sue me, I’m a snob. I think what his son did was despicable; selling his Pop down the river for “two pieces of silver”, but the irony is juicy seeing as “dear old Dad” was more concerned that the black girlfriend would be the one to rat him out.)
- Fox & Friends Uses Every Opportunity To Diss Hillary Clinton:
It was Fox and Friends this morning and they used every opportunity to diss Hillary. On one segment they talked about Kathleen Willey’s new book that says that Bill Clinton tried to grope her. (Which has nothing to do with Hillary) (When I googled her book, this came up from free republic, of course)The astonishing revelation was that Willey believes that the Clintons abducted one of her cats!
(Dizzy sez: It seems the “fokes at faux news” need a diaper change whenever Hillary’s name is mentioned.)
From The Huffington Post:
- NBC Goes For The Green:
The green-media bombardment literally kicked off this past Sunday, when “Football Night in America: Pittsburgh vs. Dallas” went dark for one minute–as if to offset blaring stadium lights and the energy used to feed Philadelphia’s linebackers. During halftime, Dallas Cowboy’s cheerleaders physically interpreted the global warming crisis with a Rockettes-style kick-line at midfield. “R-E-C-Y-C-L-E/ It’s our planet/ let’s plant a tree!”
(Dizzy sez: Just a tad ironic since NBC is owned by GE, a well-known polluter…)
- The Power of Tea:
Although much of the attention has been focused on the rewards of indulging in green tea, each of the four main categories of tea, black, green, white and oolong have been scientifically shown to have extensive health benefits for those who consume them on a daily basis. One of the collective benefits of drinking tea is its ability to inhibit arteries from clogging by dissolving triglycerides, which in turn can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Tea has also been shown to impede the growth of cancer, aid digestion and weight loss, and even aid in the prevention of tooth decay. In order to fully take advantage of all the healing rewards that tea has to offer, experts recommend drinking at least 3-6 cups a day.
- Carlyle Raises $1 B For Public Works Fund:
Carlyle Group, the private equity firm, has raised $1.15bn to fund investments in roads, bridges, airports and other public works in the US and Canada.Lured by the steady cash flow transportation systems and utilities produce through tolls and other fees, investors such as Goldman Sachs, General Electric, India’s ICICI Bank and, now, Carlyle have rushed to fill the funding gap facing federal and local governments.
Carlyle, a Washington-based firm with $75.6bn in assets under management, opened its infrastructure fund in March 2006. The fund struck its first deal this year, co-investing in the $772m buy-out of Synagro Technologies, the largest US recycler of organic waste.
From Think Progress:
- ThinkFast: November 7, 2007: (Dizzy sez: a taste of the news for those who like their news in bite-size morsels…)
From Signs Of The Times:
- Flashback: Iran Proposal to U.S. Offered Peace with Israel:
WASHINGTON – Iran offered in 2003 to accept peace with Israel and to cut off material assistance to Palestinian armed groups and pressure them to halt terrorist attacks within Israel’s 1967 borders, according to the secret Iranian proposal to the United States.The two-page proposal for a broad Iran-U.S. agreement covering all the issues separating the two countries, a copy of which was obtained by IPS, was conveyed to the United States in late April or early May 2003. Trita Parsi, a specialist on Iranian foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies who provided the document to IPS, says he got it from an Iranian official earlier this year but is not at liberty to reveal the source.
The two-page document contradicts the official line of the George W. Bush administration that Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel and the sponsorship of terrorism in the region.
- Election ’07: Seriously, There Was One!:
A grab-bag of states and cities held elections yesterday, and the results were mostly good for suburban Democrats, mostly good for Mississippi Republicans, very good for reforming mayoral candidates, mixed for illegal immigration hawks, and lousy for the Reason Foundation.
(Dizzy sez: I voted…did you?)
- Lottery winners from Hell:
A couple from Hell won a £55,000 lottery jackpot – on Hallowe’en.John and Sue Wilson live in Hell, a town 45 miles west of Detroit, Michigan, reports the Press & Argus.
(Dizzy sez: 55,000 UK Pounds is the equivalent of approximately $115,708.31. Not bad for living in “Hell”.)
- School is where home is:
Home schooling is on the rise across the United States. Though exact figures are hard to come by, a 2003 survey by the National Center for Education Statistics placed the number of home-schooled students in the U.S. at 1,096,000 – a 29 percent increase from 1999 estimates. Nearly one-third of survey respondents said they chose home schooling because they were concerned about the environment of other schools, such as safety, drugs or peer pressure. Another 30 percent said they sought to provide their children with religious or moral instruction.Those figures leave out a huge percentage of parents who choose home schooling for other reasons.
(Dizzy sez: What I have to say about home schooling could fill a dictionary. The moment I started home schooling, more than 9 years ago, I was breaking stereotypes. As an African-American atheist, many times people are shocked to learn that I did not start home schooling my three kids because of religious purposes (Of course, most people realize upon first meeting that I am black, but very few people know that I am an atheist.). I could go on for hours about why I decided to commit to home schooling my children. I didn’t decide that it would be “this year and then we’d see”. I made a full commitment to marry myself and my children to the idea of teaching/learning at home. After three years of lost patience with the local school district and no finances to send my oldest son to a private school, my only other option was teaching him at home. I don’t encourage every parent I know to home school. It takes a lot of time and patience and it’s not for every family. And, depending on the laws in any of the 50 states, it’s sometimes easier for some, than others. But, I do not regret my decision. Now, my baby brother is home schooling his own children and I am mentoring him through the process.)
Speaking of home schooling, it’s about time for me to get crack-a-lackin’ with the young’un’s, so I’ll take my leave of you, until tomorrow.
Please take care of yourselves and make the most of the day ahead.