Do you remember pedal pushers? Basically, close-fitted pants that end either below the knee or halfway down the calf. One ought to be slender and fit to wear them, otherwise the unflat belly and hips are sadly accentuated.
Palin was in the Kansas City area to campaign for Sarah Steelman, who's in a tight three-way race in Tuesday's Republican primary for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat. The winner will face Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in November.
The Steelman Surge BBQ and Picnic featured speeches by Steelman and Palin, followed with Kansas City barbecue served up by the two women to a crowd estimated at 500 or more, many of whom waited an hour or longer.
Palin was there to lend some of her magic to Steelman, who shares not only her conservative views but an independence and willingness to buck the political system. (One of Steelman's goals is to end Congressional pensions, for example.)
A half-dozen or so senatorial candidates have been endorsed by Palin this summer, including last week's winner in Texas, Ted Cruz.
Somehow, Palin has achieved celebrity status since the 2008 election. How many failed vice presidential candidates and former Alaska governors end up with book deals and reality TV shows? With an estimated net worth of $12 million? Too many by your estimation, I s'pect... She's concerned about an ex-governor making money but not about a current senate majority leader worth three times as much?
When Palin took to the makeshift stage in the middle of a Missouri farm field, she was dressed more for the part of Hollywood celebrity than serious politician. I know someone's going to remind me that just last week, I said it was sexist to focus on the wardrobes of women in politics. Hey, no problemo, considering Shelly's insistence on wearing curtains as dresses, or dresses as curtains. I'm so confused.
But it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was.
First, her shoes: Five-inch wedges. Her black capris weren't quite skin-tight but tight enough, and her t-shirt with its Superman logo (a Steelman campaign shirt emblazoned with "Our freedom. Our fight.") emphasized her figure. She never once removed her oversized sunglasses.
More twisted crap at the link
I thought pedal-pushers were the ones that ended at the knee and capri pants went to the calf. I seem to remember pedal pushers were shorter so the pants would not get dirt and grease from a bicycle chain, hence, pedal-pushers.
I thought pedal-pushers were the ones that ended at the knee and capri pants went to the calf.
You could be right, AlmostAnonymous5839 -- at any rate there's a photo of the governor in the outfit in question at the link, for those who wish to judge for themselves exactly how much of a cat the writer is being.
I think the governor looks pretty darn good. Frankly, I don't think it matters if she's in a business suit or dress-casual, libtard journos will find a reason to bitch about her looks. The green monster of jealousy is an ugly thing to see in action.
The left might be surprised that Palin is still around because they believe their own narrative. They believe she sunk McCain's candidacy when in fact she provided the only life to it and McCain's own blandness and "put the campaign on hold to fix the economy" gambit killed his candidacy.
Palin might have been pulled up from the minors before her time but she's got solid instincts if she ever overcomes the negatives the media has created with their falsifications.
As Forbes lurches into Huffington Post territory, one of their writers comes up with this unique idea:
I am writing with some words of caution. I used to say that "if you're not on Facebook, it's possible you don't actually exist. "I think it's time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook abstainers will be labeled suspicious.
Slashdot flagged a German news story in which an expert noted that mass murderers Anders Breivik and James Holmes both lacked much of a social media presence, leading to the conclusion, in Slashdot's phrasing, that "not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer."
Yes Ian, it is true. This all happened long before the 'US Government Internet Service' and our old friend Facebook. Many, many years ago men carried pouches made from dead animal skins containing paper communiques and posts. Yes indeed, many trees were killed. The organization which carried out this archaic process was called the US Postal Service. These dispatches consisted of bills and such, and were delivered from house to house, and to businesses as well. These were all very private and unlike today, no one really knew what was in any of them, not even people like your uncle Fred, the Facebook minder.
Anyway, you remember our recent discussion concerning 'bills' and what was then known as 'payment for serivces rendered' don't you? Well it was all connected to the postal delivery process. Oh, what were businesses...? That's a topic for another time. Back to the carriers please.
Yes, these men, some of them military veterans, were assisted by others who could....not walk long distances due to genetic gravitational challenges, or simply refused at all. These people rode in small delivery trucks powered by heavily polluting fossil fuels, while snacking on chips and 'Big Gulps'. They stuffed boxes stamped from steel from coal and natural gas fired furnaces mills and factories.
What were mills and factories? Again Ian, a topic for another time.
"Must be a yearning deep in human heart to stop other people from doing as they please. Rules, laws--always for other fellow. A murky part of us, something we had before we came down out of the trees, and failed to shuck when we stood up. Because not one of those people said: "Please pass this so that I won't be able to do something I know I should stop." Nyet, tovarishchee, was always something they hated to see neighbors doing. Stop them "for their own good"--not because speaker claimed to be harmed by it."
"I used to say that "if you're not on Facebook, it's possible you don't actually exist. "I think it's time to update that, courtesy of Slashdot: Facebook abstainers will be labeled suspicious."
HA! I got off the grid and into the lineup of "the usual suspects" ... just by never opening a Facebook account. That must be the most efficient change in my social status that I've ever accomplished. Hahahahahaha!!!
Now, if they could just figure out a way to hand the flags to the olympians without just tossing them onto the track. Wife and I quite literally yelled at the screen when the gal from Australia won the 100 hurdles, flag was wadded up laying on the track like someone just tossed it out there.
[Dawn] Pakistain's president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said that legislation was the sole right of the parliament, and that no bargain would be made over this authority, DawnNews reported.
A high level meeting of the Pakistain people's Party (PPP) core committee, co-chaired by the president and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, was held at the Presidency here on Tuesday. According to presidential spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar, the meeting focused on the current political situation in the country.
According to the spokesperson, the president said during the meeting that only an elected parliament held the authority of making laws, and any efforts to create new centers of legislation would be severely opposed.
The president informed his party leaders that the upcoming general elections would be held on time, and directed them to start preparing for the polls.
"The PPP does not hesitate when it comes to the ballot; it believes in the power of the people," Babar quoted the president as saying.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/08/2012 00:00 ||
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[Dawn] Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf ...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations.... (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan ... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems... announced on Tuesday that he would take Pakistain Moslem League -- Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Asif to the courts for his false accusations for the defamation of noble 'Shaukat Khanum' project, DawnNews reported.
Addressing a presser at central secretariat in Islamabad, Khan appealed to the Chief Justice to hear his case as soon as possible.
"I request Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take up this case immediately as the PML-N wants to launch a campaign against Shaukat Khanum Hospital," he said.
Khan lashed out at Asif for hurling allegations against the charity organization.
He said that the allegations were leveled in Ramzan as the PML-N knew that the Shaukhat Khanum Trust collects the majority of its donations during this month.
By hurling the allegations the lives of patients have been put in jeopardy, Khan said.
He said that if the people stopped giving Zakat and money to the hospital it would be very difficult for it to treat the poor people.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/08/2012 00:00 ||
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Perhaps the hospital patients could pay for their own care?
Posted by: American Delight ||
08/08/2012 17:17 Comments ||
As all New Yorkers know, if the name doesn't include at least two of "Famous," "Original," and "Ray's," it isn't worth buying.
Posted by: Eric Jablow ||
08/08/2012 7:23 Comments ||
Uh, uh, THE HARD/BURQUA BOYZ HATE MOZZARELLA???
D *** NG IT, now I 'm in the mood for PIZZA PI - hand-made, lots of melted Cheeses, Marinara, + Fixins'. Its only a question of how thick + good + righteously gloriously messy the cheese(s), etc. will be on one part of the pizza pie versus the others.
Researchers from Israel say that mysterious clay and stone artefacts from Neolithic times could be the earliest known "matches". (8000 yrs ago)
The research was published in the open access journal Plos One.
By using electro-microscopy techniques, Prof Goren-Inbar and her colleagues identified tell-tale signs that the cylindrical clay objects may have been rotated at high speed, generating friction to ignite tinder.
They identified linear marks, or striations - at the conical ends of the cylinders which they interpret as being generated by spinning the "matches" within sockets found on "fire boards", which are known from other sites. Burn-colouration reminiscent of scorch-marks was also found, as well as grooves evident higher up the objects, which may have been generated by a bow, used to spin the cylinders.
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08/08/2012 12:55 ||
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.