ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A Greek court has been asked to draw the line between the natives of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos and the world's gay women. Three islanders from Lesbos—home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between women—have taken a gay rights group to court for using the word lesbian in its name.
Here's what Mark Steyn had to say...
One of the plaintiffs said Wednesday that the name of the association, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, "insults the identity" of the people of Lesbos, who are also known as Lesbians.
"My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said Dimitris Lambrou. "Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos," he said.
Well, Dimitris she certainly can. Might not want to but,.....
Second round NHL playoffs....Game #3 tonite. Wings are up 2-0 in games on the vaunted Avs. Last game was a blow out ... even McCarty got in to the action. The Avs will be flying tonight as they attempt to impress the hometown fans.
You dumbass. I try not to use profanity on this blog. But alas, I have failed. Thank you again, Billy Ray Cyrus.
I have but one question on the photo shoot, "At what point during the shoot did the option of watching your 15 year old daughter photographed topless become acceptable?" Help me out here.... give me some down home wisdom. Because, due to your inept parenting skills, I now have to explain to my 9 year old daughter about nudity, fotos, and a whole plethora of topics THAT I DON'T WANT TO DISCUSS!
Okay Okay...I have been a little light on my postings of late. Personal life got bizzy. Back in stride here so I will try to catch up.
Many of you have written regarding the Right Reverend Wright and his links to Obamalama. The longer this guy stays around the worse it will be of ObamalamaDing Dong. Every time this racist hate monger opens his mouth he only re-affirms the main question in every one's mind...How the heck can you be associated with this nutcase?! You doubt my conclusion? Put the word white into any sentence uttered by this fool and ask yourself If Archie Bunker said that what would we conclude. Exactly. Racist hate monger.
His recent re-surfacing this past weekend remains a mystery. Here's my take....
A. He is mad as hell and trying to torpedo ObamalamaDing Dong as a candidate
B. Trying to say something so outrageous so as to provide cover for Obamalama to sever all ties with him.
I am going with B. It is a half baked plan that may work. The candidate will be able to say publicly "Now you have gone to far, I can no longer be associated with you." The press will lap it up and when next the question of his past association arises, Que the teardrops, I have severed my ties with him, what more do you want? Next question please.
Remember that both the Rev and Obama are on record several years ago that Obamalama would have to distance himself at some point. That time is now.
What does it take to bring out the inner Roman in the Wings? It's time.
Officiating. It sucks. However, it sucks league wide. I watched several other matches due to the late start and the inept Wings coverage, Thanks Gary. Ass. All season we watched as seemingly invisible hook/holding/cross checks were called. If a goalie looked crosseyed at Homers butt it was a penalty. A different style of play we were told. Emphasize speed and stick handling. So teams adjust and the Wings in particular thrive in the environment.
Then the playoffs start and it all goes out the window. Huet has been bowled over more times than a nine pin at Orchard Lanes in Pontiac. Brodeur gets tackled and no call. Last nite we had Tutu mugging people in the corner for spare change. No calls. You can bitch about the non calls against your team but the overall application seems to point towards the league saying to the ref crews, "Let em play". So you have teams like the Wings waiting for the ref to do his job and he doesn't, because, well he is doing his job.
The other alternative is to believe that the ref is mind numbingly stupid and/or biased. I am not ready to go there, yet. Thanks, Gary Ass.
So it's time for the Wings to give it back. Downey time? Maybe, because now the Preds have to learn respect and that won't be easy.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundationannounced today that one of four 2008 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Victor Davis Hanson. Dr. Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in residence in Classics and Military History at The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services, and an author.
Check out his website Works & Daysfor some insightful writing.
Kilauea is erupting again. This time it is on top by the visitor center. Visitors to the Jagger Museum have a ring side seat as the Halemaumau Crater, (that's the one YOU drove around) is the origin of the latest hot spot.
Visitors to Kilauea's summit have a rare chance to see a red, orange and yellow glow emanate from a vent at Halemaumau Crater, traditionally considered to be the home of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess.
Kilauea on the Big Island has been erupting continuously since 1983 and frequently offers views of lava oozing to the surface and flowing into the sea. But it's rare for an incandescent glow to be seen at Halemaumau Crater, said Mardie Lane, a spokeswoman for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
By DAVID ESPO WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is sketching an agenda for her first 100 days in office that includes the beginning of a troop withdrawal from Iraq and signing legislation that President Bush vetoed. The New York senator said Tuesday, ``In short, starting from Day One, the Bush-Cheney era will be over in name and in practice.''
SKYY® Vodka, Made in the USA, Proudly Supports Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo America’s Most-Popular Domestic Vodka Decries Absolut® Vodka’s Suggestion to Redraw North American Map SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo officially ended the Mexican-America War (1846-1848). With the signing of this treaty, the United States gained control of what was to become the Golden West, including California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. Today, SKYY® Vodka, the number-one vodka produced in the United States, spoke out against suggestions by Absolut® Vodka to disregard that treaty, as well as the joining of Texas to the Union in 1845, as depicted in Absolut’s recent advertising.
“Like SKYY Vodka, the residents of states like California, Texas and Arizona are exceptionally proud of the fact that they are from the United States of America,” said Dave Karraker, SKYY Vodka. “To imply that they might be interested in changing their mailing addresses, as our competitor seems to be suggesting in their advertising, is a bit presumptuous.”
In the ad, an “Absolut World” is depicted where the map of North America is re-drawn with Mexico claiming much of the Western United States, negating the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, as well as the Gadsden Purchase (1853), and the independence of Texas (1836).
“Don’t get me started on the Gadsden Purchase,” continues Karraker. “I think the folks in Tucson and Yuma would be rubbed the wrong way if they hear this landmark deal was somehow nullified as suggested by Absolut, a Swedish-owned brand.”
SKYY Vodka was founded in San Francisco in 1992 and continues to be produced in the United States. Premium SKYY Vodka is made from American grain carefully selected from the Midwest and 100% pure filtered water. SKYY’s proprietary four-column distillation and three-step filtration process consistently ensures exceptional quality. SKYY Vodka products include luxury SKYY90® and new SKYY Infusions™, a unique, all-natural infused experience made with premium SKYY Vodka and succulent real fruit.
The Chief has been on a tear today. Half a dozen posts in one day...playoff hockey is here. Fasten your seatbelts, hold on to the wimmen & chillin, the Stress Train is leaving the station!
Group therapy. That’s what we’ve got going on here. Baroque is Nurse Ratchett. Gramps is Scanlon. Rumbear is Martini. Gabe is Chez. AndrewfromAnnArbor is R.P. McMurphy and I’m, naturally, the Chief. We’re all a bunch of sick paranoids waiting for the next electroshock session.
An easy-to-remember every-other-day schedule against Nashville.
Game 1, Thursday, 7 p.m., at Detroit, FSN, Versus Game 2, Saturday, 2 p.m., at Detroit, NBC Game 3, Mon. Apr. 14, TBA, at Nashville, FSN, Versus Game 4, Wed. Apr. 16, TBA, at Nashville, FSN, Versus Game 5, Fri. Apr. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Detroit, FSN, Versus Game 6, Sun. Apr. 20, 3 p.m., at Nashville, NBC
Last game of the season is this Sunday for dem Wings. Then it's on to the playoffs next week.
The Wings clinched the Presidents Trophy (Best record in league, home ice thru the playoffs) last nite with a goal scored with 11 seconds left in the game. The BJ's are off to the golf course for some R & R. Lots of injuries...should be fun seeing how far they can go!
Seen this advertisement? I hope there are enough folks in Mexico that can afford this vodka. Because I, for one, will never drink it again.
But, you are the RUMbear...so what's up with the vodka? Well, I am a bear of discriminating tastes. One of those tastes is for rum. Okay, it's a BIG taste. However, rum all the time makes the Rumbear a one dimensional bear, not to mention a little wobbly. Thus, a taste has been acquired over the years for that bastion of cocktails, the Martini. Vodka Martini, to be precise. Although the occasional Martini made from the essence of gin berry is not out of the question. Tanqueray, since you asked.
But I digress. Being a worldly bear of such discriminating tastes one must be cognizant of the "at large" views. Particularly when some two bit booze manufacturer stomps across your country like it was the heart of a jilted lover. To this end, several years ago Grey Goose was cast aside, ne bid adieu, based upon it's origins of the cheese eating, surrender monkey kind. Now, vaya con dios to Absolute.
Here's a link to an article on the ad. Be sure and read the follow up comments by Fabricio. I like Fabricio. I would buy him a drink.
Truth be told the order has generally been "Ketal One straight up with a twist". Many thanks to the Nolet family in Holland. Keep up the good work.