I have found a somewhat easier way to add a favicon to your blog and it seems to work pretty good and it's easy, sounds good to me. When I started toying with this at first I kept getting errors but added more code and it took it here is what I added to my template,,add this code right before the of your template; After adding this I kept getting error messages so under that I simply added; After that it saved the template, most already know this but I figured I would post it for those who may be curious, another item I found useful is the free download of ifranview, I found this program useful in resizing photos and changing the color of them this little gem does quite a lot for being a freebie. Remember in the above code to substitute the url of your image, in the Image URL spot. Update; download Ifranview form this link no questions asked; download Ifranview-4 free at this link
Senator and House member's plane takes fire
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Illegals busted in Ohio
Border guards in prison for doing their job
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The Washington Post
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I blogged about all the self righteous stuff going on before with these Senators who get caught, well, here is another one to add to the list he got caught, admitted a plea and then recanted. Larry Craig from Idaho is the most recent one to admit wrong doing and then come out with some justification of it and recently this one was also helping old Mitt out with his campaign. He did apologize to Idahoans for the cloud he brought over the state and then claimed that if he plead guilty that maybe it would all go away, come on Senator we know you have to be smarter than to come to that conclusion. Whether or not this guy is really guilty of lewd conduct remains in question, but the fact remains that he did plead guilty and yes I think the guy knew better than to plead guilty simply thinking it would all go away, but yet that's his story now. It seems that 'family values' has been taking a beating lately coming from the party that is holding them up like a lighted torch, trouble is, they're getting burned.
Idaho Senator Says He Did Nothing Wrong - New York Times
Link Within Reason to another hypocrite
Craig endorses Romney's family values / Talking Points Memo
"The second thing, and this'll really wrangle, again, some of my Republican colleagues. Bill Clinton and Hillary went through some horrible experiences in their marriage, because of some of the reckless behavior that he has admitted he had. I'm not defending him on that — it's indefensible. But they kept their marriage together. And a lot of the Republicans who have condemned them, and who talk about their platform of family values, interestingly didn't keep their own families together."
I knew this guy sounded the best during the previous debate (GOP) this guy is straight forward and as about as conservative as it gets, there is not one ounce of liberal in this candidate for president and if you know the issues Mike is relishing in then you know where I'm coming from. Incidentally Huckabee came in second in the Iowa straw poll right behind Mitt Romney and look at the differences in money raised Huckabee at $1.3 million and Romney at $44.4 million that is quite a difference to come in second and as you can see from my second link that Huckabee's Baptist roots come out quite a bit and his background as a minister of the Baptist faith, well that is quite conservative.
If you break down what he is saying pure and simple is that those who are most critical of the Clinton's have their own skeletons in the closets, but on abortion Huckabee is of course against it but back in 2001 he had a somewhat different view and accepted it as mandated law, also would restrict chapter-7, and on health care made this statement; Dems want government in charge; GOP want consumers in charge, now think about this can we as the consumer bargain with the medical industry? These are only 'some' of the issues where I differ so much from the conservative, well I don't want to get to critical you guys will say I'm to liberal,,,you wouldn't say that would you?
Guess Who Just Loves The Clintons — Christian Rightist Mike Huckabee! | TPMCafe
Host your photo on photobucket or another place there are many and link to your favicon by using this method; Link in Reason
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Now we can look at this any way we want, violation of rights vs the government doing it's job and should do more, the key word here is UNION and that is a very interesting and a good key word. When talking about illegals you always here the blah, blah news stating that the illegal immigrant is doing jobs that the average American 'will not' do and this is why I sometimes come down on the media so hard because,,it's bogus plain and simple, do you know what the average union meat-packer gets in this country? Well it is at the figure of close, very close, to $26,000 dollars a year. The union gets you paid holidays and most get you double time on Sundays in other words the
Union charges rights violations
A brief discription
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A man who Bush and his cronies held up as the election guru has basically become a nobody with the higher ups now or as I scan the many articles on the web that is the way it looks like it is shaping up to me. Take the article in the L.A Times as one White House official referred to Rove as having started "ice-cream Fridays", This was Bush's close friend and the juggernaut of the GOP machine and actually Rove was a legendary strategist and played a big role in getting Bush elected in the first place. Spokeswoman Dana Perino insisted that the whole thing has been a 'team' effort as they try and downplay Rove's job duties. Also in times article conservative Grover Norquist said that it would be unwise for White House officials to put to much importance on Rove's departure. First of all we all know what kind of role Rove played in politics and I don't claim to be a guru of politics and even I can see into that, so is this where they think Americans are dumb again?
Rove was dubbed by some reporters "Bush's Brain" to which Karl took offense to and Bush himself called Rove the "boy genius" with Rove's help Bush elevated up to the governor of Texas and president within 10 years and Bush later re-elected again to the presidency for a second term, Rove's biographer Lou Dubose once said of Rove; "I think it's an enormous position of power, and it's hard to overstate. I think he's unique in the modern presidency." But then again in the early years Rove was king of the political spectrum and Bush rode the light all the way to the oval office. Rove was brought back into reality in last November's election when the GOP took a major hit, even though Rove played the tactics to the hilt, by saying "you're entitled to your math and I'm entitled to "the" math, things just did not materialize and the GOP went down like a train wreck. Judging from what I watched in Rove interviews he seemed to be a master of manipulation and using physiology to his advantage and even on election eve last year Rove continued to believe he had this one beat, which goes to prove,,you can fool some people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Los Angeles Times
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Dyncorp & Halliburton Sex Slave Scandal
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A senior British commander in Afghanistan's Helmand Province said he asked the U.S forces to withdraw from his area of operations, apparently because of the high level of civilian casualties. This statement has been denied by a spokesman for the U.S military, it denies the request whether formal or otherwise was ever made. Apparently civilian journalists are not in the area, so judging from this the area is pretty hot. From my reading of this article the U.S is calling in air strikes against the Taliban and the British are blaming 'us' for the civilian casualties resulting from those strikes, and in short, the British want to win the support of the locals and these strikes are not helping matters concerning this and after 18 months of heavy fighting British commanders say they are making headway securing key areas and now are in a difficult position of trying to win back the support of the people. In an article from CNN on July the 21st Pakistan demanded the Afghan government take steps to stop the Taliban fighters across the border that could threaten Pakistan, the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar which remained in control of the Afghan militia was gaining strength in the southern part of the country.
British military asks U.S. forces to leave Afghan province - International Herald Tribune
Taliban gaining power
Another Record Poppy Crop in Afghanistan - Netscape News
Passage of H.R.976 As amended, what is this? Specifically, it is this; The Senate agreed to amend title XXl of the Social Security Act to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program. (Unfortunately McConnell & Bunning did not get on board) It is good for you Kentuckians out there to know these things. It is good to know how your representatives in Washington are voting and make a decision on whether they are representing your views, most votes taking place are not ever mentioned by the main-stream media, but really every vote should be known and citizens should make it a priority to be informed.
Related; Children's Health
This just gets better and better, now we are probably being shot at by our own guns. That is a lot of AK's floating around and a lot of pistols also, read this, it is suggested that Gates define accountability procedures, can you believe this? 4 years in this thing now they think of doing this, good lord would not you have thought of this years ago? This is a good post to try out my emoticon script for blogger,,,
U.S. Military Lose 190,000 Military Rifles And Pistols - EON
NPR : 190,000 U.S.-Funded Weapons Missing in Iraq
A story out in the Jerusalem Post speaks what most Americans with the world wide web already know and that is this; The infrastructure of Iraq is in total disarray and the power grid is basically on the verge of collapse, due to insurgent sabotage, rise in demand, fuel shortages and some provinces are unplugging their power stations from the national grid. Apparently the power is just on a few hours a day and the water mains are drying up, this may be hard to grasp due to the fact that Iraq sits on top one of the worlds largest crude oil reserves. We have heard on the net many times of the horrendous conditions being endured in Iraq, it is these stories that constantly elude the media at large and it is stories like these that never make it to the main-stream media, it always gets buried. I know we read many stories to this effect and I realize just as most of you do that this is not recent this has been going on for years, and from time to time we can read the trickle out stories coming out of there, but even the few stories that seem to surface from time to time keep us in reality and not subject to the head wrangling DC machine and even more so it shows that the bloggers and us of the web have a somewhat better access to what is actually going on over there, just think,,what if all Americans could read what we do, do you think it would change perspective? Reading some of these stories make you feel sad at heart for the children and the suffering they endure daily in this torn country. Adding to all the chaos the Sunni bloc is withdrawing from the government with a statement that they feel rather meaningless within the government, much is 'trying' and I reiterate 'trying' to hold this together but the gap is wide and the difference's are many, with only a few stories coming out of the country we can gather it is total disarray, the infrastructure of the country has not improved and looks to be getting worse and as a double whammy what little government they have is on the verge of collapse.
Iraq's national power grid on brink of collapse | Jerusalem Post
Link inside Within Reason
Related; Sunni Arab bloc pulls out of Iraq government
60 decomposed bodies found north of Baghdad
The secretary of the state of California has issued tough new security measures since it came out earlier of the many flaws seen in the machines and their ease of being hacked, the state will still allow Diebold and Sequoia voting machines but more stricter conditions will have to be met, like reinstalling the software and firmware and reset the encryption keys. This is a step in the right direction but the flaws that these machines exhibit should be troubling to every voter out there, the system needs replaced by better technology. We have to have access to better technology on these voting machines to feel safe about the vote we cast, you can't end up putting a band-aid on the problem hoping it will go away. It has been proved time and again the problems that are existing with these voting machines and until the American people make enough noise it will be business as usual.
The reason this is all taking place is due to the tests performed on the machines from a non-biased study panel. A group sanctioned by the state of California have just 'hacked' their way through just about every voting machine certified by the state of California. This should put our minds more at ease during this election cycle, remember these are the machines that we have known for a long time have many vulnerabilities and yet after the election is over we forget all about these problems until it is election time again. You will find in this blog some good reading on the voting aspect of America and how easily this can take place and really we don't know if it hasn't already.
California white hat hackers: 3, Diebold and friends: 0 - Engadget
PC World - California Restricts E-Voting