Framing the Dialogue

Archive for December, 2009

News Briefs – Volume II

ankle-braceletBrief 1:  The first story is about a convicted sex offender being paroled after first receiving what seems to be a minimal sentance for a crime where he “broke into the woman’s residence on Sept. 21, 2007. He dragged her upstairs by her hair and tried to rape her. When she resisted, he forced her to perform a sex act.”  You can all feel comfortable with our court system as the creep plead guilty to burglary and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse receiving 11.5 months to 23 months for the burglary and probation for the sexual assault.  It should be noted that the judge was a female who later paroled the sexual predator after serving only the minimum sentence. 

December 26

One of the hobbies we enjoy in our house is a little unusual as we sometimes like to decorate cakes.  Recently John Mayer held a contest for his fans to decorate cakes and send in photographs for a chance to win prizes.  Our family accepted this challenge with our day after Christmas themed cake titled; Dec 26.  I took time lapsed photos as we made a cake featuring famous Christmas characters vacationing after the big day and put together a video for your enjoyment.  I have also included some shots of the cake after the video.

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The Enemy Within

“Listen to me. We’ve traced the call… it’s coming from inside the house”

when a stranger callsI don’t know if you saw the suspense movie, When A Stranger Calls, but when the police made this call to the young lady in the house, chills went up my spine.  The stalker was actually inside the house where everybody assumed that she was safe.  Where we all think we are safe.

As I watched the recent presidential campaign many things struck me as odd, but one in particular.  Barack Obama enjoyed the support of the United Mine Workers Union.  That in itself is not a big surprise as he had the support of every union as Democrat politicians usually have.  The interesting part was when you factored in Obama’s comments regarding the future of coal:

The Economic Naturalist

Economic NaturalistI had recently been “in search of explanations for everyday enigmas” when I happened upon a book by Robert H. Frank.  Frank believes that “even those who have taken an economics course in college typically emerge with little working knowledge of basic economic principles.  I agree and in The Economic Naturalist Frank compiles numerous examples from everyday life.  While the title may scare many people away, it is an entertaining book to read and is not at all dry.  Through Frank’s examples you get a great background on how the free market and economics play a role in many unusual ways.

Harry Reid and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Reid and the Chamber of SecretsIt seems like the Republicans have failed to stop the Obamacare bill from making its way to the President’s desk to sign sometime early next year.  In a rare occurrence, the Democrats have not been able to peel off one RINO from the Republican party enabling them to call this a bipartisan bill.  Maybe that is because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has written the legislation in a secret chamber somewhere in Washington.  His amendment was only released to the Senate after he completed the bribes to Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson.  The  Wall Street Journal calls this a “Change That Nobody Believes In.”

Whores and Prostitutes (as a metaphor)

Ben Nelson moneyThe health care legislation speeding train has been getting Americans upset for the last few weeks.  Neither the left or the right are happy as the left wants so much more from the legislation and the right just wants you to die (at least according to Florida’s Rep. Grayson).  The story over the last week centered around Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson who was holding out, allegedly, over issues in the legislation relating to federal funding of abortions.  The lame stream media often cast him as a man under extreme pressure and most photographs illustrated this vision.

News Briefs Volume I

newspapersSometimes a news article makes me shake my head, but I do not want to base a whole posting on it.  I will collect these gems and present them as News Briefs for your enjoymnent from time to time.

Barack’s Christmas List Discovered

Emboldened by the folks who released the data and e-mails creating the Climategate scandal (except for the United States) someone has accessed White House computers and has found President Barack Obama’s Christmas List.  Rumor is that Obama is still a Christian even thought he had to be guilted into putting up the White House nativity Magic Obamaballscene.  The list was partially released to The Garlic web site who leaked only one of the items on his list. 

Based on recent Rasmussen presidential polls, most Americans are thinking he is more naughy than nice so the jury is still out on whether he will get this gift.